Well being – Part II Countries and cultures

We have a smoothy talk about what our girls do to promote their country in our community. Charlotte speaks French as she is from Paris, Galiya makes bread from Kazakhstan, Katya talks in Ukraine as it actually sounds really nice and she makes other people laughing because it sound funny. Angel and Norah has their country very presence with their food. Valeria has her Russian’s flag in her room which makes her feel like at home. This a small example of all we have spoken tonight about each of them.


Award ceremony for the MP1!

Tonight was held the award ceremony, a school event where we reward the students for their commitments in the Boarding life, in their activities participation or for their good academic performance.
We very delighted to see on stage Paola for her Boarding life engagement, Valeriia for her very good participation in the activities proposed by the school and Charlotte for her very good GPA!
Well done ladies and congrats to all the students rewarded.

Wednesday Talks

Norah and Angel had assisted to this great opportunity to hear for new jobs possibilities for the future and to get inspired by this lovely talk.

Reginal Bien- Aimé came tonight to talk about business, jobs in the following years and how important is to have a goal.

 

Wellbeing session : charity actions

We took tonight the time to sit and talk about this important topic which is charity!

The girls have decided what they would do, either buying presents for kids in a foster home, helping in different actions and working on a project which consists in distributing coins collectors in all the boarding houses. They will be collected at the end of the school year and donated for a specific cause.

You can be proud of yourselves ladies!

Well being Pillar 2- Diversity

Today, in our well being session every girl put an positive adjective or something that they like from the others girls. Even if they are not best friend, they had to think about it and accept the diversity and amazing differences between them.

Relationship with adults : wellbeing session

On Thursday evening I gathered the girls in the living room with some “roses des tables” (cornflakes mixed with chocolate) to have a discussion about the relationships they have with the adults in general and at school.

Relationships at school. Teacher-student.

I wanted them to tell me what sort of relationship they experience and the reason why it can be different from an adult to another one. It’s a very good exercise to evaluate the level of trust, care, and kindness they share together and sometimes it raises some issues. The students spend most of their time with adults around them, so it’s very important that their links are set fair!!

Thanks to those discussions we learn a lot and it helps us move on in the right direction.

Well being- How could I help others in the community?

Sharing the experience of Paola’s trip to Tanzania last June for around 2-3 weeks. She painted a lot of different walls, made the conglomerate on the floor, played with the kids and explored a new different world. Also, I think the best to teach is by example and from your experience… so I talked about my experience by helping others also last Summer in Senegal building a place for the kids to play, I played and gave them love and attention. We also pick up all the garbage from the village and painted some mandalas…

 

Let’s keep making our big seed in this world… 🙂

Preparing the competition of Masterchef

 

Two different nationalities working together in the Kitchen preparing the best Tiramisu ever. Most of them participated in one way for this to be possible… so Valeriia went to do the shopping for the ingredients, Angel and Paola worked together on the Tiramisu and Norah cleaned the kitchen… Good job team work!

Open days on Saturday 16th November!

Open House on Saturday 16th of November
Would you like to know more about our academic programs, our extracurricular activities, our campus? Register now on www.cdl.ch/openhouse and come meet our Principals.

Programme :-

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

Guitar and singing performance

What a performance Spencer and Norah gave us tonight during the boarding assembly!!

They both sang like angels a very beautiful Chinese song. The audience was particularly receptive and enthusiastic.

They brought the sun on a very heavy rainy day!!

We are proud of both of them.

Escalade race in Geneva

Run with CDL!

The Course de l’Escalade is a fun race held each December in the old town of Geneva as part of the wonderful Escalade celebrations. This traditional race is the largest race in Switzerland and is open to everyone as of 6 years old, and it’s on the Saturday 1st of December.

Wellbeing pillar 2: protecting against bullying & respecting diversity

Our wellbeing session had tonight the taste of a yogurt cake with pears and chocolate!

A sweet note for a deep and serious talk, bullying.

While we were going through the school anti-bullying policy, I asked the girls to tell me their definition of bullying, the different ways of doing it according to them, if they had already experienced or witnessed it, what they did or would do, what they think they should do and much more.

The discussion was very interesting and intense. I hope they got the importance and consequences of such bad behavior.

Well being session : self-esteem talk

Tonight we started the session with a reflection on self-esteem!

The girls had a lot of thoughts and were keen on talking. They mostly shared their fear of being ready for the future, and especially for their first year in the university. Normal fears for normal teenagers!

Let’s make sure it doesn’t impact their self-esteem and let’s make everything possible to make them feel happy and secure!!

Talking about future

In one year, these lovely girls will be taking a GAP year or going to University.  They have several meetings with Miss. Oshima to talk about the future and have everything ready to apply for universities. This week, it was the turn for Paola and Natalina.

Escalade race

Run with CDL!

The 42nd Course de l’Escalade (www.escalade.ch) will be on Sunday1st December 2019. The Course de l’Escalade is a fun race held each December in the old town of Geneva as part of the wonderful Escalade celebrations. This traditional race is the largest race in Switzerland and is open to everyone as of 6 years old. Come join the CDL Team!

Registration Deadline: 8th November before 18:00

How far do we run?
6-7 yrs run 1.36 km;
8-9 yrs run 1.74 km;
10-13 yrs run 2.34 km;
14-17 yrs & men and women mix (group 2) run 4.83 km;
Men and women mix (group 3) run 7.3 km

Registering as a CDL runner means that you must pick up your running package at the Olympus on the Friday 29th of November as of 15:30 or at the pasta party which will be held at the Eiger Cafeteria on the same date. The package will also be available at the CDL tent in the school village at the Parc des Bastions one hour before the race on Sunday. The cost of the race will be billed to you through CDL.

Registration fee CHF 25.- Students (up to 18 years), CHF 40.- Adults

For more information or questions please contact Coach Alex at alexandra.vantuyll@cdl.ch

Playing guitar!!

Great to have a musician at home. Supporting her as much as we can to push her to do her best and enjoy it when she has a guitar on her hands. Everyone has a special talent! 🙂 Keep motivated Norah!

Natalina and Valeriia were a great helper

During our dinner at home, Natalina and Valeriia volunteer to help Miss Cristina in the kitchen. It was very good to see them engaged and enjoying cooking. Always a pleasure when they take the initiative to help and participate in the activities in the House. Valeriia helped to do the apple compote, apple pie, and courgette pizza. Also, Natalina cut potatoes to do homemade “French fries”, cucumber and carrot. So pleased to have them here.

Hooping for a cure

On October 27th, there will be a basketball tournament in CDL. Boys and girls mixed, it would mean a lot if you could sign up and play, because it is for a good cause and have fun playing basketball. You don’t have to be a professional, you can play for fun without winning. It is from 10 am to 5pm.  All the money they will receive will go directly to the charity ” Hooping for a cure” which is working on finding a cure for breast cancer.

CDL Talks 1st round

Tonight Angel, Norah, Charlotte, Paola, and Valeriia had the opportunity today to be inspired and motivated by Edward Girardet who encouraged our students to start writing as a way of expressing themselves( just about the weekend,simply things). From this amazing talk, I keep the word “curiosity” which keep us alive.

CDL talks : presentation

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The boarding community within Collège du Léman is happy to present this new project called CDL Talks.

This one is the first in a series of talks given by inspirational speakers to CDL students (both boarding and day) in Grades 11 & 12 / Première et Terminale.

Edward Girardet is an international journalist and the editor of The Global Geneva magazine. Last year he hosted some of our CDL High School students for a journalism workshop.

It is a great opportunity for our students to meet him, listen to him and ask him questions.

Discovery days

  

Those pictures are some of the nicest views that our Gr11 students, Norah, Angel and Katya have witnessed during their 2 discovery days in the Swiss mountains!

It was enjoyable since the weather was very nice. They came back tired but with a lot of good memories and pictures in their head…and phones 🙂

Sport Competition Weekend

Our House has been in the team with Louis Degalier and Concha Annexe participating in this Sport Competition where the girls had a lot fun . We had a lovely and sunny afternoon playing different games as three legs race, tug of war, ping pong race, musical chairs, badminton shooting, keep the ball up, basket…

Meditation as one of our well being activities

Meditation brings us to live the present here and now, being conscious of how our body is feeling and being able to take some time to put in energy and positives thoughts.

We had a wonderful time laughing and then, we focus on breathing, relaxation and being thankful for everything around us.

Leysin for a weekend

Last weekend we took all of our students in the Swiss resort of Leysin for an integration mountain weekend with outdoor activities such as biking, rock climbing, outdoor and cooking living skills or even trecking down the hill!

We all enjoyed this particular and enriching experience.

Wellbeing session

We started our weekly wellbeing program with a session based on the sleep and its importance in life! The girls shared their views on the wellbeing concept and their sleep habits. The will report their data over 2 weeks and we will discuss it in our next session.

Nice start! We can’t wait for our next time together.

Welcome dinner

On their first day of school all the boarding students were invited to their first event, the welcome dinner!

They were all looking good (House Parents and students) and happy to meet around a drink and a nice meal.

The food was good, the ambiance and the weather also…the perfect evening to welcome the boarders.

Yeah we’re all back!

Returning students or new students, we are very happy to meet you or see you back!

We’re looking forward to spending a great journey together this school year, so get ready for a lot of fun, some study 🙂 and of course a huge success!!

 

Holidays

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Here we are finally!!

We wish you all to take advantage of your vacation at your convenience, rest, travel, fun, friends, family!

Rendez-vous in 2 months…

 

Open House

Would you like to know more about our Middle School and High School academic programs?

Register now on www.cdl.ch/openhouse and come meet our Middle School and High School Principals.

Programme :-
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
– Welcome and presentation of Collège du Léman.
– Focus on our academic programmes – International Baccalaureate (IBDP,IBCP), Maturité Suisse, High school diploma with AP options, Baccalaureat français.
– Informal meetings with Principals of Middle School and High School.
– Tours of the School.

Daniel Lozakovich concert

Collège du Léman has always taken great pride in its students and Daniel Lozakovich is no exception. His last salute to our school, a concert at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, May 5, 2019. We had the pleasure to welcome 600 guests from all around the world, all mesmerized by the talent of Daniel. A special thanks goes to Professor Stefan Catsicas and Dr Olivier Menzel for the inspiring speech about DNA and the BLACKSWAN Foundation.

Graduations!!

   

Today we celebrated our graduating students in a very nice and emotional ceremony! Diana and Laalia were beautiful with their caps and gowns. Well done to everyone and good luck for the future!

Diana has also received a price for good IB results. Congratulations

Special Orchestra Day

In order to build on the existing School Orchestra and the Middle and High School Wind Band to form a full Orchestra, the performing art department and music teachers are very excited to organize a special Orchestra Day at Collège Du Léman.

Several students are learning orchestral instruments after school at CDL but also at various music schools and conservatoires throughout Switzerland and France.
Because of many commitments in and out of school it is always difficult to bring our talented musical students together and as such it would be worthwhile to hold a day when all our orchestral playing students can come together to form an orchestra. Any students who play an orchestral instrument are invited to attend. We will rehearse together as a whole orchestra but will also have the opportunity to have sectional rehearsals to go into more detail for our performance at the end of the day when we hope to give a small informal performance to Primary students.

This Orchestra Day will be on Wednesday 22nd of May from 8.20 to 15.50. The orchestra will also be invited to play at the CDL Graduation on Saturday the 25th of May at hotel Kempinski in Geneva.
Should a student need to attend a special lesson during the day for various reasons, a summative assessment for example, that will of course be possible.

We cannot emphasize enough that all orchestral musicians are welcomed and if you wish your child to participate please encourage them to contact their music teacher.

If you have any questions about the day please feel free to contact the Head of Performing Art Mr. Simon Cain at simon.cain@cdl.ch

We thank you in advance for your support and encouragement and look forward to continue helping your child in their musical development.

Yuttie’s departure party

A good party in Megard is a party made of nice things to eat, so tonight we had a French “tarte tatin” (hot apple pie with caramel) with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, all hand-made – the perfect combination to make it delicious!

Yuttie, hope you’ll live on a good and sweet note!!

Annecy trip

Yuttie went to a trip to Annecy today!

The students were lucky with the weather and had the luxury of a guide to show them all the specific places such as the old town and its castle. Then they enjoyed a bit of free time!

That was a good break in the revision program for Yuttie.

Finally planting

Here is our culture! Planted or sowed but ready to grow at its best, thanks to Laalia and her friend Pouya!

They worked hard on this task this afternoon. Beans, pumpkins, melons, aromatic herbs and radiches will be to be eaten or given and flowers to be looked at or offered 😉

NATURE IS THE BEST

Still Easter?

Why waiting for next Easter to eat some more chocolate?

There’s always a good reason to eat some, because you’re happy, because you’re sad, because you’re hungry, because you’re not, and finally just because you want!!

Leaver’s Assembly

Tonight we celebrated our Gr 12 who are about to finish their school year and leave… sniff sniff

The prefects, as Yuttie, made nice and touching speeches about their experiences, they gave the Gr 12 to be some advice and they wished all the final year students good luck with their exams.

We are proud of them all!!

Sunday sweets

There should be a law that on Sunday we should eat at least something sweet!

Could be a piece of a good yogurt and kinder bueno cake or some french toasts.

What to choose? And what about taking both!!

Alumni dinner

Yesterday the CdL Boarding House community hold his annual Alumni dinner with all our Gr 12.

Yuttie, Diana and Laalia enjoyed the nice dinner and the company of the former students.

Souvenirs and laughs to share, the best summary of a journey in CdL!!

Juventus Academy Geneva Training Camp

This summer, Collège du Léman will partner with the Juventus Academy to provide a unique opportunity in Geneva.

The Juventus Academy Geneva Training Camp is open to youngsters, boys and girls, aged 8 to 18, regardless of whether or not they already play competitive football. The method adopted by J-Academy for teaching children the skills to play football closely follows the children’s own development as young people, from their introduction to the game to physical maturity.

The camp offers a perfect environment for student fulfilment. After training sessions, Boarding students will have the opportunity to benefit from the international Summer Camp ambiance during evening activities and week-end excursions.

A great way to combine their passion for football and international friendship.

More information : camps@cdl.ch

Open Day in CdL

Open House on Saturday 27th of April.

Would you like to know more about our academic programs, our extracurricular activities, our campus? Register now on www.cdl.ch/openhouse and come meet our Principals.

Programme :-

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

Easter break

Megard girls wish you all an Happy Easter break with your family and friends!

Enjoy this particular time. Some rest but some study as well, because for final year students school has finished but exams are approaching…

Community Service

Based on a school project, the girls in Megard came up with the idea to buy essentials such as pads, toothbrushes and detergent for refugees! It has been distributed and made some happy people!!

Those goods seem to be details in anybody’s life but it can make a big difference in a daily life when you don’t have them…

We should all think about it and act, baring in mind that we could need it as well one day!

Crossfit

 

It has been decided during the week that the House will do the cross fit activity altogether.

Not an easy task but they made it till the end of the session! Bravo!!

Award Ceremony

 

 

    

Tonight we had the 2nd Award Ceremony, where we reward the students for their good academic results, their good behaviour in the House and their participation in the activities at the end of each marking period.

We were very proud to see Paola and Charlotte being called on stage to receive a “Distinction”, given for outstanding students and approved by the General Director.

Then Dahlia received for the 2nd time an Award for her commitment in the House, while Valeriia was rewarded for a high level of engagement with activities!

Charlotte received another medal for the highest GPA in the “Première Baccalauréat”.

A very good crop of medals!!

 Daniel Lozakovich violon concert

Collège du Léman is pleased to invite you to an exceptional violin concert from our boarding student Daniel Lozakovich.

Having his album produced by Deutsche Grammophon, Daniel is studying his last semester at Collège du Léman. This concert is his salute to the school.

Daniel Lozakovich’s majestic music-making has left critics and audiences spellbound. “Perfect mastery. An exceptional talent,” observed Le Figaro after a recent performance, while the Boston Globe praised the “poise, tonal purity, and technique to spare” of his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood.

All the funds raised will be donated to the BLACKSWAN Foundation, which promotes research for rare and orphan diseases around the world.

Tickets are for sale at the local stands below or online at this link (please use the code CDLVictoria2019 while booking for a special rate)

  • Service culturel Migros Genève, Rue du Commerce 9, tél. 058 568 29 00
  • Migros Stand Info Balexert, Geneva
  • Migros Nyon-La Combe.

 

CDL Grand Prix

On behalf of the Organizational Team, we would like to take this
opportunity to welcome you to the 15th edition of the CDL Grand Prix
that will be run on Thursday 21 March.
The Athletics Team is proud to be associated with the CDL
Health/ Medical Teams and CDL Academic Classes, to promote
DISABILITY AWARNESS RUN.

Open Day on the 2nd of March

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to know more about our academic programs, our extracurricular activities, our campus?

Register now on www.cdl.ch/openhouse and come meet our Principals.

Programme – 9.30 a.m / 12 p.m. :
– Welcome and presentation of Collège du Léman
– Visit stands (admissions, bus and lunch, extracurricular activities, camps, learning support, college advisory, PFA etc.)
– Tours of the School
– Informal meetings with Principals

Christmas Dance

Our traditional Christmas Dance party took place on Saturday the 15th of December in the Hotel Kempinski!

Everyone made an effort to look incredibly elegant! Megard girls were of course part of it and the most beautiful (as you can see on the pictures) and we all had a great time eating good food and dancing like never!

More pictures to come for your pleasure…

Winter is here

Winter is here. You may not be surrounded by mountains filled with snow, but winter nonetheless has something whimsical to offer no matter where you are. Cold weather brings people together, we yearn for warmth, love, and connection. The holidays deliver big family meals, endless gratitude, and it just seems like time moves a little bit slower than usual.

When the first winter breeze blows through the trees you can feel the magic in the air. People seem to be a bit nicer and nobody can complain about a little vacation time! This winter season, I challenge you to be open and accepting to new beginnings, learn to love more, and allow time to slow down so you can appreciate each and every moment.

Award ceremony

Tonight we celebrated the good results, academic and behavioral of our dear boarding students in marking period 1.

From Megard, Dahlia was awarded for her good boarding spirit! Paola for her participation in activities and the best academic results in IB1! Diana got an award for the best academic results in IB2 and Charlotte for the best results in 1ère Baccalauréat!

Very well done to Megard girls and to the others! We are proud of you as you and your parents should be.

House competition : Masterchef

Tonight for the Masterchef competition Megard girls, leading by Diana and Yiting, cooked a very tasty main course!

  • Meatloaf stuffed with garlic, onion, mushrooms, ginger and herbs
  • Pumpkin and parmesan gnocchis
  • Pumpkin and leek risotto
  • Roquefort and broccoli sauce

Very well done ladies I’m proud of you! Let’s wait for the results now…

Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way.

Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans’ “entertainment”; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of “science”; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse.

Europapark

This weekend Dahlia, Galiya and Laalia went with a lot of other students to Europapark in Germany. They could enjoy the Halloween ambiance and the terrible roller coasters!

They all came back tired but happy 😉

Chinese evening

Yuttie and Jill from Louis Yung 7 had a lovely Chinese dinner!

So nice to share “family” moments.

It’s very important to go back to the roots from time to time, around a dinner with some friends is perfect!

University breakfast

Today the G12 girls had the opportunity to receive advice and to have answers to their questions from the 2 university counselors during  breakfast!

“When you don’t have the information, the information comes to you”

Paragliding

 

Dahlia at her paragliding take off and flying! Such a great experience.

She was waiting for that since last year so the adrenaline was at its most!!

Flying like a bird or “Flying high with golden heart” (Megard’s motto)

Chamonix

Today there was no school for the jeune Genevois so some students went up to the highest european mountain, the Mont-Blanc where Paola and her friends could enjoy the superb view of the glacier and a visit of the iced cave!