Why do you need good grades when you can create a girl band and be famous? That was the girls’ idea… Just for an hour!
They did great! But… Thankfully, they all have a Plan B…!
Why do you need good grades when you can create a girl band and be famous? That was the girls’ idea… Just for an hour!
They did great! But… Thankfully, they all have a Plan B…!
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Today, Louis Yung 7 took part in the inter-house Bake-Off competition. With Regina being the master pastry chef, and Ameli, Eva and Marusya being excellent sous-chefs, the girls spent a really fun afternoon in the kitchen preparing our carrot cake. The result certainly impressed our judges, but what is more, is that we all enjoyed […]
Apart from ‘Samedi du Partage’, today the girls took part in several on-campus activities of their choice, such as Woodcraft, Stretching, Bodyshaping and Running. They also helped out in decorating the dining hall Christmas tree. It’s always great to see them being this active and trying their best to keep a balance between academics, fitness and hobbies!
As every year, CDL participated again in the Samedi du Partage initiative with a lot of our students volunteering during the day on Saturday to promote the activity. The aim of the food collection of Samedi du Partage is to help all people in need in Geneva, whatever their difficulties, their age or their situation. From our House, Stacy, Zia and Martina took on this volunteering role with a huge smile and a great sense of responsibility! Thank you, girls, for all that you do to be active members of the broader community!
The Wednesday assembly was a little bit different today. December is coming soon which means… Christmas too! It was time to decorate the House! Everyone helped!
But first, the girls prepared some delicious popcorn to give us the energy to decorate the whole house.
To conclude this beautiful evening, we had a show from our new Christmas trio. A round of applause for them please!
Today is a special day because it is Zia’s birthday! We wish you a wonderful birthday and hope all your dreams come true!
Last week we started our 2nd Pillar of our Wellbeing Programme.
It is a very delicate topic but it’s good to be able to talk about it openly and objectively. As in pillar 1, we have two take away points. This week we discussed about Take Away point 1
Take away point 1 – Integration and diversity are part of the international agenda of the world’s most important institutions.
We talk about it at a lower level, at schools, work and public places. However, that topic is at the heart of the identity of all the major international organizations and that is something that sometimes we overlook to consider diversity something to think of at an individual level. Beyond the political message on the importance of diversity, institutions like the UN have a policy of promoting diversity in their work force and enabling all types of people to access job position within their ranks and therefore setting the example on integration and teamwork.
Globally what we want to achieve with this point is that students understand that Diversity and Integration are present far beyond the school environment or our individual background and that it’s a top priority in the world today. Sometimes, this might be overlooked, and we believe it’s important they acknowledge that the work and reflection being done here is echoed in the World Leading Institutions.
Arrival weekend has just come to an end, with our girls returning from all over the world, after having spent an enjoyable week away with family. From our side, we are definitely glad to have them back and to hear them share their experiences with such enthusiasm! On another note, with Halloween being just around the corner, the atmosphere on campus is rather ‘spooky’ and so is our House! A big warm welcome back and Happy Halloween!
Today we gathered around the kitchen and prepared a delicious meal for the whole house. All the girls from the house have cooperated, together, to prepare a salad, two omelettes and two lasagnas. They chopped the vegetables, fried and boiled the ingredients and also helped with the table set up.
In the end, we had the meal sitting all together and enjoying this valuable moment, laughing and chatting, sharing and caring because at the end of the day, that is what matters. Thanks to all of them for being so cooperative and helpful.
Tonight we have improvised a House dinner, as we received a nice present from Gia’s family: local and homemade Lebanese food. It was delicious and we also enjoyed nice and intense conversations to get to know each other better and celebrate Aída’s birthday with a lovely cake. The “Happy birthday” song was sung in 8 different languages!! It has been a very nice evening with a great family ambience.
First Mountain Weekend in Verbier. Our girls did Rope Course, Rock Climbing, Overnight Hiking, Multi- sports and they had a lot of fun while doing it. The girls enjoyed that there was a wide variety of activities to choose from. The experience bounded them closer . In addition, they had more time to spend with their classmates and got to know their them a bit better.
These days we have been busy, receiving our girls, getting to know each other, having fun and having loads of emotions. We have asked the girls to think of one word to describe these first days… “Awesome, exciting, cozy, new, home….” were some of them. This is just the beginning of the new adventure in Louis Yung 7 Boarding House. Welcome to the new School year 22/23!
Tonight, we have celebrated a very special event. Tonight the grade 12 girls returned and we have had the opportunity to have a last dinner together. Even though it is not raclette session, it was girls’s choice. And we made virgin cocktails. We share laughs news and a very nice evening once again all together for last time this year. After dinner we played a very special Kahoot that make girls laugh and cry of emotion for our farewell.
We are finishing our Wellbeing Pillar 4 based on Online Safety.
As conclusion of the Pillar the girls have decided to create a Poster with their own ideas and great reflections on it that we also discussed during our last meeting.
We couldn’t make the Phone Detox, but it was very nice to make them aware of the little accomplishments they can do to don’t be so dependent on devices. Each of the girls checked their daily and weekly activity on the phone and we had some surprises! It was great to reveal and share all together putting some attention on our Wellbeing.
What could be better than a Sunday in a Spa?…. Probably share it in family with the LY7 girls! A great opportunity to relax together, have some laughs and a small excursion to Geneva with a stop for a dinner included.
The girls have enjoyed and we all are going to sleep pretty well tonight, ready for a new week.
Tonight during our House Assembly we have worked together on our House project for this Well being Pillar. It is looking good! Well done girls!
We have discussed toxic relationships, boundaries and now through this canvas, we want to create a group project representing what means friendship for each of us.
Today we have made a delicious Foccacia, participating in the NAE Focaccia Art project.
Petra has been so motivated and has done a great and tasty job also trying to make Hummus for first time with a secret recipe!! Thank you Petra! It was a great success and we have shared all together in a nice evening meeting.
Tonight we have shared a nice dinner in the House. We have enjoyed a raclette and the girls really enjoyed it.
After during our weekly meeting, we have received Miss Jody’s visit who has talked to us a bit about Empathy, in relation with our Pillar 2 of our Wellbeing Program – How to fight against Bullying. We have talked about diversity and respect. It has been a lovely evening.
We have spent a lovely busy weekend in Louis Yung 7. We have had time for a bit of work in the House, keeping clean our lovely house. Also time for baking muffins. And we have been helping in the Gift Box project, which will bring a lot of joy to some kids in the East of Europe for Christmas. Thank you girls for your help and solidarity!
Today we have celebrated the scariest party of the year. The girls had made a great effort to be creative and achieve a nice result to participate in the pumpkin carving. We have enjoyed a nice dinner and every girl has participated in the costume contest. It was a great experience sharing the night all together 🙂
It is time for a well-deserved break. Our girls have been working hard since the beginning of the year. We have enjoyed Boarding life and all the activities we had the opportunity to share in our community. It is time for October break, a perfect moment to recover energy and come back full of positivity. Enjoy the holiday! See you soon!
This week in our Wellbeing program, we have discussed ‘How can we use our hobbies to de-stress?’
The girls have talked about what help them to de-stress and how they use their hobbies to relax and keep their balance. We have identified our hobbies, which is the first step to afer use them as beneficial activities and positive form of relaxation or destressing.
Art, music, sport, crochet were some of the ideas we came up with.
Today’s session is linked with what we have been talking about these days: ‘How can we identify personal stressors‘. The girls discussed the different things they associate with stress and how they deal with it. It was nice to learn from each others ways of dealing with stress.
Tonight we celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with moon. Each September, Chinese families gather to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. The moon’s roundness symbolizes harmony and prosperity, and the festival celebrates the harvest, often bringing together family members from near and far. This is an opportunity for cultural exchange which the girls have enjoyed this evening together in the House.
We are now entering the second week of the first Pillar of our wellbeing programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.
One of the takeaway points from this pillar is “How important is sleep?”. We find it a crucial topic for the students to explore when discovering how to take care of themselves and how they can maintain a healthy body and mind.
This week during our House Assembly we watchted the TED-Ed video “The benefits of a good night’s sleep” from Shai Marcu which has generated interesting discussion about this important topic.
For the next weeks we will keep discussing about our sleeping habits and how we can improve them.
We are happy to see all of our students back and finally, we have had the opportunity to share a moment together and celebrate our first Assembly of the year. We proudly had Sophie on the stage sharing with the entire Boarding Community her Goals for the year.
For dinner, we have enjoyed our traditional Swiss welcome dinner. We are ready for the new School year!
Happy Holidays!! We wish you all a well-deserved and relaxing Summer holiday! Thank you to our LY7 girls: Laetitia, Louise J. Alina. Johane, Isabella. Jessica, Louise L and Aruzhan for making this year so special and enjoyable for us. We shall miss you!
Click on the link below and read the spectacular list of awards that Louise Jones, one of our scholarship winners, received! 🏅 Congratulations, Louise!! Best wishes for your future! 🎓
This week in our Well-being Tutorial, Isabela made a presentation focused on Covid-19 and how to feel and manage this phase.
We have to remember that no one is alone in this situation, so there is no need to feel scared because we are all in this together. Let’s try and focus on ourselves and the ones we love and not to panic. Be thankful for what you have. We should be eating well looking out for each other, being healthy and stable exercise. Our bodies experience new things. Remember to be clean while we all are stuck in this quarantine. Let’s figure out a way we can make our world a better place and cleaner so that we don’t have a problem like this in the future. At this moment we cannot forget who we are. We can’t let this get to us. We shouldn’t give up when we are so close to our goals. Let’s not lose hope because there is always a little good in a bad situation and we should accept that. And sure, enough things will eventually get better very soon. We just need to be patients, and we will get there.
Please click on the links below to watch The Graduation Ceremony
and to see The Graduation Ceremony Programme
We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 😀
As our friendship wellbeing is coming to an end, we discussed the purpose of friendship.
Fourthly: Clarifying our Minds
Fifthly: Holding on to the past
the list goes on and on…
As we go on with our lives, friends are the ones who are by our side.
Here is an interesting video of in-depth discussion about the purpose of friendship:
Recently, Laetitia has been helping out in old portena to take care of the two little ones, Karina and Elsa. She made so much effort to get them ready for bed and play with them during social hours. The girls and Laetitia enjoy each other’s company very much.
Friendship isn’t about age or nationality, as long as you genuinely put in your time and energy, it will grow beautifully.
Tonight, Ms.Jody came to LY7 to check how are things going after our recent room change. All the girls have shown their satisfaction with our current rooming arrangement which is extremely important to our wellbeing.
Ms.Jody showed us a picture of a flock of birds flying in the sky, and she explained why the birds flock. It improves a bird’s chance of survival against predators because a large group of birds is stronger and better protected and with many eyes, the flock is far more likely to spot a would-be marauder. Also, the predator will find it harder to concentrate on a single victim, increasing the individual member of the flock’s chance of survival. Flocking also enables birds to fly further using less energy because when the strong leader bird flaps its wings it creates uplift for the birds behind. Living in the same house is just like flocking, in order to fly farther, faster and safer, we need to work as a team, support each other uplift each other.
The brand new World News Committee, led by students and guided by Mr.Rob, Mr.James, Ms.Terri, was introduced in today’s assembly.
Students who are interested in journalism, writing or just love to put their focus on what is going on in the world at the moment are welcome to join. They will discuss current affairs and relevant world news and then present in the future boarding assemblies.
Les épreuves communes de contrôle continu (E3C) qui concernent les élèves de 1ère, dans le cadre de la réforme du Bac 2021, se sont mises en place sous les meilleurs auspices au CDL, qui devient centre d’examen. Les enseignants ont reçu leurs convocations et les épreuves ont débuté le jeudi 30 janvier , avec l’anglais, dans des conditions optimales. Avec la dématérialisation, autre nouveauté de cette réforme, les copies, anonymes, sont numérisées, les corrections se font en ligne et chaque élève pourra consulter sa copie corrigée sur son propre compte…Une remarquable avancée….Prochaines étapes : les épreuves de LVB et d’histoire-géographie….Merci à toute l’équipe pédagogique et administrative pour son engagement sans faille et plein succès à tous nos élèves pour cette première étape du Bac…Emmanuel Coigny Executive Principal 1er et 2nd cycles #collegeduleman #ecoleinternationale #baccalaureat
Friendship, like all other things, isn’t always smooth sailing. It will be tested throughout the years, and only that will make it stronger!
In this session of wellbeing, we discussed how to deal with conflict and disagreement in friendship. First of all, we have to admit people aren’t the same, but it doesn’t change the fact different minds can have similarities here and there. Secondly, communication is key when we have disagreements with friends, we all agree that misunderstanding oftentimes is just lack of communication.
How can you make good friends if you’re not one yourself? The definition of a good friend varies from person to person, but there are certain traits, characteristics, and qualities that most people would agree make someone a good friend.
In this week’s wellbeing session, we are asking ourselves are we good friends to others and what makes us a good friend?
Some say we are there for our friends when they need help, others think they can lift their friends up when they’re down, we also agree that good friends should always stay true and honest to each other, respect each other’s individuality and accept each other for who they are.
There are many more qualities of good friends that we have discussed. Some qualities are more important to some people than they are to others. Each person must set his or her own criteria for what it means to be a good friend. And that means you, too, must possess those qualities in your interactions with your friends.
Starting off 2020 with Good vibes and positive energy.
There are voices that have been telling us the world is getting worse, but through Mr.Usher’s recap of 2019, we realize there is so much progress that this world has made in the past year.
We tend to focus on bad things so that we overlook all the positive changes around the globe. Just like Mr.Usher said, focus on good things, do good things and be a good example, good things will come to you.
In today’s wellbeing session, we watched an interesting TED talk video about how human relationships affect our mental and physical health. We all know that friendships and more in general relationships are an essential part of a human being’s life, in this Ted talk a psychoanalyst shared the study of his team, that the key of living a happy long life is not about fame or fortune but to have good relationships with friends family and community.
Merci aux professeurs qui sont venu nous rendre visite à Louis Yung 7 aujourd’hui. C’était un plaisir de passer du temps avec vous, et on espère que vous vous êtes amusé autant que nous (non seulement à cause de notre nourriture !) 🙂
Thank you to all the teachers that came to visit us in Louis Yung 7 today. It was a pleasure being able to spend time with you, and we hope you enjoyed yourselves too (not only because of our food!) 🙂
L’Escalade, or Fête de l’Escalade, is an annual festival in Geneva, Switzerland, held each December in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoy. Troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, attempted a surprise attack during the night of 11–12 December 1602, but according to legend, were repulsed by a cook who dumped boiling vegetable soup on the invaders before raising an alarm. The celebrations and other commemorative activities are usually held on 12 December or the closest weekend.
After a short history lesson, we sure enjoyed smashing chocolate and eating it all
Following our Pastoral program, Well-being and Charity Projects, today in our session we have addressed the theme of Charity, Solidarity and Illusion Projects. Girls wrapped the presents, wrote each child a personalised Christmas Card and prepared them all for collection.These gifts will be delivered this week. Thank you girls for your support !!
In the spirit Christmas we made roast chicken tonight, paired with quinoa salad and french fries.
So sorry for the girls who weren’t home this weekend, we didn’t spare any food at the end of the night.
We are very pleased that Artem from Olympus joined us, I’m not saying he was the reason we finished everything, but he contributed a lot to devour the two whole mini chicken 😛
This week in our Wellbeing session Louise L gave an excellent presentation focused on Community Service
What is Community Service?
Community service is work done by a person or group of people that benefits others. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work. You do not get paid to perform community service, but volunteer your time. Community service can help many different groups of people: children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, even animals and the environment. Community service is often organized through a local group, such as a place of worship, school, or non-profit organization, or you can start your own community service projects. Community service can even involve raising funds by donating used goods or selling used good like clothing
Many people participate in community service because they enjoy helping others and improving their community. Some students are required to do community service in order to graduate high school or to receive certain honors. Some adults are also ordered by a judge to complete a certain number of community service hours.
Why Should You Participate in Community Service?
There are numerous benefits to participating in community service, both for yourself and others. Below are some of the most important benefits of volunteering:
Gives you a way to help others
Helps improve your community
Can help strengthen your resume and college applications
Can be a way to meet new friends
Often results in personal growth
Gives you a way to gain work experience and learn more about certain jobs
How Should You Use This List?
This list of over one hundred community service examples is organized by category, so if you’re particularly interested in working with, say, children or animals, you can easily find community service activities more related to your interests.
In order to use this list most effectively, read through it and make note of any community service ideas that match your interests and that you may want to participate in. Some considerations to keep in mind are:
Who would you like to help?
Is there a specific group of people or cause you are passionate about? Look for projects that relate to your passion and interests. You may also just want to perform particular community service activities that allow you to do hobbies you enjoy, like baking or acting, and that’s fine too.
Do you want a community service activity that is reoccurring or a one-time event?
Perhaps you don’t have enough time to regularly devote to community service. In that case, it may be better to look for opportunities that only occur once or sporadically, such as planning special events or helping build a house.
What kind of impact do you want to have?
Some people prefer to participate in community service activities that have a quantifiable impact, for example, activities where you know the specific number of kids you tutored, dollars you raised, or cans of food you collected. This is in contrast to activities that don’t have such clear numbers, such as creating a garden or serving as a volunteer lifeguard. Some people prefer quantifiable activities because they feel they look stronger on college applications, or because they simply enjoy knowing their exact impact on the community.
What skills would you like to gain?
Many community service activities can help you gain skills. These skills can range from teaching to medicine to construction and more. If there is a particular skill you’d like to learn for future classes, jobs, or just out of personal interest, you may want to see if there is a community service activity that helps you learn that skill.
Here are the grade 8/4ème and grade 9 students participating in this year’s Tanzania Expedition. This trip is seen as a life-changing experience for the students; They will work on a range of projects to help the development of local communities and will build confidence, independence and leadership skills in a dramatically different setting. The Tanzania Expedition is a fantastic opportunity to experience not only a new culture and its significant challenges, but also to meet and build lifelong friendships with fellow Nord Anglia students from around the world. We wish them well! #collegeduleman #Internationalschool
Advent calendars give a special meaning to Christmas.
Advent calendars are a countdown to Christmas Day, they start on the 1st December
The windows of the calendar are opened every day leading up to Christmas where you can see a pretty picture or find some chocolate inside.
The very first advent calendars were produced in the early 1800’s in Germany although not the cardboard type we get these days.
Christians thought of different ways of counting down the days from the start of Advent to Christmas Day.
At first Christians kept track of the days by making chalk marks on their door, which were rubbed off one by one as Christmas got closer.
Advent Candles and putting up a small religious picture to mark each day were other ways of counting down the days.
The first actual advent calendar which we still buy today was produced in the early 1900’s, although first mass-produced in 1908 by Gerhard Lang who worked at the Reichhold & Lang printing office in Munich, Germany.
The business produced over thirty different calendar patterns until the 1930’s. These calendars had 24 doors and were a lot better decorated than the advent calendars we have these days.
Before long, advent calendars had doors which when opened contained religious pictures, and some had chocolate in to keep the children’s attention.
This was proving to be popular over the years but had to be put on hold when World War II started, because paper, cardboard and chocolate was limited.
However, once the war was over the production of advent calendars soon picked back up in 1946, not containing chocolates though.
Towards the end of the 1950’s, chocolate advent calendars re-appeared and started to spread across the world.
Ten years later, many countries were using the advent calendar to count the days to Christmas Day.
Advent calendars are still very popular all across the world and now come in thousands of different varieties, some with just pictures in, others with just chocolate
Different ways to live Christmas!
Following our Pastoral program, Well-being and Charity Projects, today in our session we have addressed the theme of Charity, Solidarity and Illusion Projects!
In our community we are very involved teaching our students about topics ranging from respect and tolerance, to values and self-awareness, for being fortunate enough to be able to experience life abroad, here at College de Leman.
As every year with the arrival of Christmas, our charity projects and community services are more accentuated.
On a voluntary basis, our girls in Ly7 (as well as more CdL students) will participate in a charity project on several upcoming Christmas dates. On which we will bake pancakes.
They will buy gifts for children who live in foster homes. Our students will be the ” Papa Noeles” for some of the children who`s families who do not have as many possibilities as the students of CdL boarding school.
In 3 different foster homes, around 125 gifts, “125 childhood wishes “from our ” CdL Papa Noeles “, will make a magical Christmas possible for these children of foster homes!
We are proud of our students!! A huge thank you!
Our Director General Mrs. Pauline Nord
Mr.Emmanuel Coigny, Executive Principal 1er et 2nd Cycles
Mr. James Bearblock, High School Principal. Director of School Advancement
Mrs. Kathryn Nuttal, Prinicpal Primary (right) and Mrs. Florence Bremnes, Primary Français Teacher (left)
Mrs. Claire Rocheteau, Camps Manager
Following our Pastoral Program, this week in our Wellbeing session we focused on Community Service. We shape our students to be globally dedicated citizens, eager to make a deep and long-lasting contribution to our school society. Tonight, we were helping our Kitchen Staff to clean the dining-hall. They cook for us every single day. Thank you to them!!
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9.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. :
– Welcome and presentation of Collège du Léman
– Visit stands (admissions, alumni, bus and lunch, extracurricular activities, camps, learning support, college advisory, PFA etc.)
– Tours of the School
– Informal meetings with Principals
This week in our Wellbeing session we focused on Respecting Diversity. Our ‘RISE’ values of Respect, Internationalism, Spirit and Excellence, are at the heart of everything we do, bringing together more than 110 nationalities and cultures to create one family.
Respect for diversity is the hallmark of our school community that is confident and strong in its values and beliefs. When students understand that each individual is unique with their own individual differences they can begin to value and appreciate these for the richness they bring to the school and wider community.
What language do you speak? What is your religion? What holidays do you celebrate? What is your racial identification? What is your ethnic identity? What is your culture? Why is cultural diversity so important?
Our culture is what shapes us, it shapes our behavior and our identity. Culture is our way of living, it refers to the shared language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and material objects that are passed down from one generation to the next.