Master Chef, here we come

This afternoon, the kitchen was in full action! Yvonne with Michelle, then helped also by Jiusi, Katia, Runa, prepared a fabulous Chinese menu for the Master Chef House Competition: fried and steamed dumplings as a starter, followed by sweet and sour pork, green tea ice cream. The first two courses were served on golden dishes, inside a leaf of Chinese cabbage – simple, classy and original!

There are some photos of the cooking process… During the presentation to the Jury Of Four (Mr Usher, Mme Salamin, Mr. Romolo and Mr. Leticia) we were all so busy that we did not use the phone or the camera at all!

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An afternoon with a real “Pizzaiolo”

Everybody please meet Salvatore, the House parent of Champs des Bois (primary boarding House). One of his passions is making pizza, and actually preparing  A LOT of pizza for everybody to enjoy! So this is what he did yesterday: 9 huge pizzas which the junior boarders enjoyed during their special Saturday dinner.

In the first two photos, you can see the pizza that is ready to be put on the pan, after having “rested” in a warm corner of the kitchen. In the last photo… the yummy result!

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Shopping for the Master Chef competition!

We are getting ready to cook and present a menu to a very special jury of four! And this is how the shopping went in Versoix…


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We will let you know the results of the competition… Have a great week-end!

Halloween and Katia’s 18th Birthday!!!

Good evening,

We had a October Halloween dress up between the boarders after they came back from the holidays..
Everyone dressed up super nice and we took several pictures.
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From left, there is Ivonne, Charcy, Jiusi and Michelle.
They look very Halloween with their make up!
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This is another picture of them by Leman building posing for a picture with some Halloween. They look very cute!

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This picture was sent by Katia, looking very “motorcycle woman” with some Halloween make-up.

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The first picture is a selfie from Rina, posing with her own craved pumpkin! Very cute even with her Halloween make-up!
The second picture, from the left Rina and Runa posing before going to carve pumpkins!

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This picture was taken in Olympus, from the left there are Sofia, Elsa, Katia and Paola.
They all look very nice with their costume.
Every boarding house had a different theme for the costume and ours was motorcycle girls!
Other boarding house girls look nice also, and everyone is creative this year!

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This is Yvonne, studying very hard during her study hall time but not forgetting to take care of her skin.
Winter season!  Even this is only November, it has already snowed in Versoix! It is crazy! She is a role model for everyone who has a dry skin during winter, never forget to take care of your body and health even during study hall!

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This is Runa enjoying her break during her study time.
How can a little fun hurt you, right?

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This is Michelle, who was very tired after double study hall.
Everyone can see how hard she works very on her studies, and even when she leaves her room!

Last week, our “little” Katia turned 18, on Saturday the 5th of November!
We were very happy to hear that she has been reunited with her brother for the weekend to celebrate her birthday.
From the boarding house family, we organized a little surprise birthday party and dinner for her when she returned on Sunday.
Here are several pictures and videos of her and the family enjoying the cake, pizza and some catch-up time with music!
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These are the several videos we shoot for her birthday party and dinner in the boarding House: img_5402 , img_5393 , img_5382

I hope everyone will have a great week without getting sick!!!

 

Pumpkins galore! – with a “twist”

Tonight pumpkin carving was the activity after dinner: each boarder got busy with preparing his or her own pumpkin in order to decorate the school campus. However, the new idea was to also participate to this with a special outfit or make-up on… And the Ecureuil girls chose a theme: “Zombie Bikers”. This is what they looked like! Scary and fun 🙂 I hope we won the Halloween competition!

The kitchen is always a happy place

Tonight the miracle of baking yummy cookies happened again in the Villa Ecureuil kitchen… And chocolate cookies at that! Jiusi prepared a good quantity of chocolate and chocolate-chip cookies which will be sold tomorrow in school to gather money for the MADS charity.

Other girls were in the kitchen, bringing fruits to the House for our afternoon snacks and chatting the time away.

A fantastic smell still lingers in the House… We will all have sweet dreams tonight!

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Weekend of Happiness

Good afternoon,

This weekend the girls from our House did a lot of things:
A few of girls, Katia, Muzoon, Rina and Runa went to EuropaPark; Paola went to see her family in Paris and others just stayed in Geneva and had a relaxing weekend, studying and sleeping…

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The first couple of pictures were taken by Katia.

The first picture was taken in front of the water fountain in EuropaPark. In the picture, from left, Esther, Muzoon, Sofia, Katia, Elsa,Helen and Rina.
The second picture was taken in the street of EuropaPark. From the left, Rina, Katia, Sofia, Elsa and Helen.
They looks like the Beatles 🙂

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The two pictures above were sent from Runa. On the left: Katya, Rina and Runa. They look so happy because they bought stuffed pillows. They look so cute <3
The right picture was taken in EuropaPark with Daniya, Iza, Sonya, Katya and Runa. They look like professional people waiting in line to go on to attractions.
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This picture was sent from Enkhlin. She went to Geneva with her friends to go around and have a relaxing weekend.
In the picture, from the left, Kaito, Francesca and Enkhlin.

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This picture was send from Charcy. It was taken in Geneva. They look like they are having a relaxing time with Starbucks coffee in their hand!
In the picture, from the left, Jiusi, Michelle and Charcy.
I am so glad to see Michelle out of her chair in our room and having her time to relax in Geneva with her friends <3 <3

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This is the last picture, sent from Paola. She visited Monet’s garden and house in Paris. She described the visit as ‘so much culture’. I am happy she had fun catching up with her family and friends in Paris <3

I hope everyone else had a good weekend, and wishing all a safe trip during their holidays!

Four Ecureuil girls back from EuropaPark!

A trip to EuropaPark was organized for three girls’ boarding Houses, and four of our boarders went to spend 1 and a half days in Germany to enjoy this fabulous leisure park, which is not far from the border with the German-speaking canton of Switzerland.

It was a short and very intense trip – lots of fun rides, time with friends, food and pictures! Muzoon, Katia, Runa and Rina really liked it.

Here is a selection by our Esther, who went to the trip with the girls!

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