What a year it has been! Good work everyone.
To our Graduates and leaving students, we will miss you and remember you fondly.
To our returning students, we will miss you as well…but see you next year!
See you in August!
Today Kosei celebrates his 18th Birthday.
We wish you a lovely Birthday and all the best for the future.
Our Boarding students helped out in Samedi Du Partage Today.
Samedi Du Partage is a great initiative for the less fortunate who cannot get access to basic provisions. Our students explained to local shoppers the goal of this organisation. As you can see below our very own Leman 1 students, holding the iconic pink bag with Titeuf on it and loading all the goods into crates.
We are proud of our boys’ hard work and showing the true colours of our School by helping our community and others.
After a rainy day, the boys took advantage of the calmer evening weather and went out onto the astroturf to play some football.
As it’s Sunday, they also had to play and communicate fairly quietly, which was definitely a challenging experience.
Ablai once again got himself up this morning, even AFTER doing leg day the previous day, and went for a 4 km run with Mr. Joe and the rest of the Running Club crew.
We had quite a large group of boys in cooking today – in fact Leman 1 dominated the second time slot. As a result, the house was chock full of chocolate and lemon/vanilla cupcakes.
This evening, CDL students of various ages gathered together to put on a series of musical performances and showcase the skills they have been developing this year – including three of our boys Gabriel, Amirhossein and Ilian.
Today we celebrated our diverse community here at CDL with International Day!
As a result of world events, this is the first time in a few years that we have been able to hold this event, and the return was a resounding success.
By the time I managed to get to the Chinese and Japanese food stalls, organized in part by some of our Leman 1 students, they had been completely sold out!
This evening, Leman 1 and Leman 2 barbecued together to celebrate the birthday of our dear Mr. Antonio from Leman 2!
This morning, Ablai once again joined Mr. Joe from Olympus for a 5km run. He was fairly tired already and it was a blisteringly hot day, but he pushed on.
We would like to commend him for his perseverance and tenacity!
This sunny Sunday afternoon, a bunch of our 10th graders headed to the Golf de la Vieille-Bâtie and spent the afternoon on the course.
Our leman team played in the semi-finals of our Boarding Football Championship.
This week we will be focusing on the second takeaway point for this pillar.
The attachment theory focuses on relationships and bonds (particularly long-term) between people, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. The quality of our early attachments profoundly influences two things:
• Our personality
• Our relationships later in life
Depending on their attacment style, our students are either able to empathize with others, to share
feelings with other people, show trust, engage in long-term relationships, have high self-esteem, enjoy
intimate relationships, seek out for support etc or not.
Since our attachment styles are formed so early, we neither remember much about this stage of
development nor do we have control over it. Therefore, our attachment traits are typically subconscious and automatic. As a consequence, we might find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy patterns – in our relationships with ourselves and with others – over and over again. Therefore, we may make unsafe and irresponsible choices.
So, since Awareness is the beginning of change, this week we will ask our students to take an attachment questionnaire quiz to help them figure out their attachment style.
It is International Dinner Night ladies and gentleman!
This balmy Wednesday evening we had the opportunity to enjoy some food generously provided by Chef Marie-Noelle from Le Chef Dodo.
Welcome to the fifth and final of our Wellbeing Programme : Making Safe and Responsible Choices.
The key take-away points from this pillar will be as follows:
1. Time in: how do you connect with inner world?
2. Attachment figures: how our attachment style influences the way we make our decisions?
This week we will focus on Time in!
What we experience in our inner world, which includes our feelings, thoughts, perceptions,
memories, beliefs, hopes, dreams, desires, motivations, longings etc, can occur even without us
being aware of it. The lack of self-awareness entails the failure to see the patterns in our behaviours
and thinking. As a result, we risk making choices that are not aligned with what we really are and
with what we really want.
On the contrary, when we develop the habit to pay attention to these inner experiences we become
more self-aware. This can help us have more control over the decisions and choices we make and
prevent us from being at the mercy of our own feelings, desires and external negative pressure.