A beautiful Graduation Ceremony today!

This morning, at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, the CDL Graduation Ceremony took place – such a great moment for us all! The biggest number of graduates for CDL so far, can you believe it? And the fantastic Ecureuil ladies were there among the many… to close the circle of their academic careers at CDL.

Congratulations to you all! It was an honor to see your beautiful, sparkly eyes after the ceremony was over! Now the adventure begins… 🙂

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Anastasia and the two Tatianas before the Ceremony (above)


Ingrid (center) with some friends from the French section (above)




Mr. Schaedler’s commencement address (above)




Graduation Ceremony 2015!

The ceremony was beautiful, really beautiful! It is a great ritual, one could almost say a rite of passage… And I was happy to see that the Ecureuil girls were also awarded some special prizes!







Most academic improvement prize: Tanya Paul

School community involvement prize: Inna Savchuk

Meritas-CDL prize: Inna Savchuk

Our fantastic graduates: Alisa, Daria, Elena, Tanya, Inna, Selena, Anastasia!


National Holiday!

I am writing my very first blog this year today, October 1st. It might seem like an ordinary school day to most of the students at school, however October 1st is the national day of People’s Republic of China.

It is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. People celebrate this day by various events such as concerts, firework displays, as well as a ceremony at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing. The national day is a very important day in China, not only because it was a milestone inthe formation of People’s Republic of China, but also because people usually have a 7-day holiday from Oct 1st to Oct 7th. This is a long holiday if compared to some other traditional festivals in China. However, although Chinese celebrate many holidays and festivals by eating different kinds of food, there is no special food for the national day, but it is still a tradition for families to gather together and have a cozy dinner. Well, I haven’t been spending this day in China for three years but I still can imagine what it would be like on this day in China and hopefully I can experience it again next year. So… to draw this short blog post to a close, I guess I should end by saying, happy birthday China.