I was delighted to see some of CdL students and celebrate Joanne’s birthday.
We are very happy to have back on campus Joanne, Isabela and Gabriela who arrived just today. The girls are happy to be back and looking forward to start school on the 8th June.
Tip of the week:
- Exercise gratitude
You may feel like everything’s wrong in the world right now. But there are little things in your life that are good. But because of your clouded thoughts brought by the quarantine, it’s easy not to see them. You can break this loop by exercising gratitude. Every morning or night, think of five things you are grateful and write it on a notebook or your phone’s notes. It can be a small thing as waking up, sleeping in a comfortable bed, or time with family. Practice it every day and you will see a difference in your mood.
Dear all, I hope you all had a nice weekend. Primary school starts today and we are happy to have life brought back within our campus, taking the adequate precautions of course.
Tip of the week:
Social media distancing
One of the easiest ways to have emotional triggers is to through social media. With the crisis, everyone’s frustrated, angry, and depressed. And social media is everyone’s platform to express and let go of these emotions. There’s nothing wrong with how you want to express your emotions, but it can cause a ripple of negativity, affecting everyone around you. It’s the least of things you want to on this tough time. So practice social media distancing. Give yourself space from all the negativity in social media and the urge to use it for your frustrations. Instead, get your news on reliable sources and be a light to others.
This is our 6th week and I am sure that some of us might be experiencing different feelings due to this extraordinary situation.We are experiencing a pandemic. It’s a scary time for everyone. We can’t help but feel overwhelmed with emotions. We feel sad, scared, and worried. Isolated and quarantined, it’s even hard for us not to be dragged into a worry spiral. External and internal noises are louder. And sometimes, it can bring us down.
The tip of this week to take care of our mental state could be:
- Practice mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness meditation can bring you clarity and calm. It’s a practice the encourages you to be present, acknowledge your emotions, and let it go. And it’s all grounded by breathing. Practicing it will help you be less overwhelmed with all the emotions triggered by the pandemic and the quarantine. It will remind you that what your feelings are normal and it’s okay. And eventually, what you’re feeling will end.
Dear all, welcome back on our remote learning program. I hope you all had a nice and relaxing holiday with your families. We are back on our scheduled online classes and our daily contact to see if everything is back on track. I was super happy to contact our lovely Ecureuil young ladies and see everyone in good spirits.
Tip of the week: keep on smiling, you’re on the right way 🙂
Dear parents and students.
We are reaching our 4th week of remote learning and it has been fantastic. Our students have been accustomed with their academic responsibilities and they are keeping up the good job. Thank you all for keeping your spirits up.
Tip of the week: If sunny, get close to your window or terrace and let photosynthesis do the work 🙂
Send us your picture of positivity!
Please join in for the CDL Act of Solidarity this weekend.
This weekend (4-5th April) we are inviting all of the CDL community to join us in a positive act of solidarity. We’re asking all students, parents and teaching and boarding staff from pre-school to high school to spend a moment to come together to connect us all… virtually!
Great!What would you like us to do? First, take a moment to consider something or someone that has provided humour, joy, positivity, support or strength during your journey during isolation and remote learning. Perhaps your favourite desk top lucky charm, the view from your new ‘classroom’ window or maybe your family pet!
What do I do next? Take a photo on your phone, if you are a younger student ask a parent to help you then email it to us.
When do you need my photo? Please submit your photos to us by Wednesday 8thApril to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then compile all the photos together to create a digital mosaic which will be shown in a future blog. We know that we are stronger together, so please support this message and join us by submitting your photo to bring about more inspiration, positivity and smiles.