Wrapping up 2023 at New Portena! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

As the year draws to a close, the New Portena family extends warm wishes to all for a joyous holiday season filled with laughter and love. It’s been an incredible first semester together, and we can’t wait to create more memories in 2024. Wishing you all a Happy New Year! See you at New Portena in 2024 for another exciting chapter. ๐ŸŽ #HappyHolidays #NewPortenaJourney

New Portena Christmas Party ๐Ÿฅณ and Secret Santa gifts exchange ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’

Yesterday evening we organized a Boarding House Christmas Party including Secret Santa gifts exchange ๐ŸŽ: indeed during the last weeks New Portena girls made a list of the gift they wished to receive and yesterday they got them. This has been a wonderful way to strengthen their bonds.

Have a look at this video where our students wish Merry Christmas to everyone in their own language. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy holidays girls, we wish all of you to spend wonderful moments during this break and get from New Year everything you desire! ๐ŸŒ 

Winter Ball ๐ŸŽถโœจ

Last Saturday December 09 all the students from Collรจge du Lรฉman went to the Hilton hotel in Geneva to join the Winter Ball, an elegant event to celebrate all together the first months of the academic year as well as the end of 2023.

During this night filled with shiny lights and smart attire all the New Portena students had a lot of fun. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Smashing the Marmite

To celebrate the Escalade, one of the oldest traditions in Geneva, we come together to “Smash the Marmite”. According to the tradition, the smashing should be done by the youngest and oldest person in the room and when doing it, they should pronounce “ainsi pรฉrissent less enemmis de la rรฉpublique”.

Well done to Lily and Melissa for this powerful smashing!

Gnocchi day ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Promoting internationalism among students is important for us to let the girls know about other cultures and traditions. Having a big House with girls from seventeen nationalities is a great opportunity to involve them in activities that can enrich them.

Before the Winter holidays, we have decided to have a convivial moment all together: we kneaded gnocchi dough, cooked, and ate together. Special thanks to Gergana for making also original hearth-shaped gnocchi ๐Ÿคฉ


Happy birthday Yufei ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚

Witnessing Yufei making a wish on her birthday has been an incredibly touching experience. The sweet glow of candlelight on her face, the anticipation in her expression when closing her eyes and smiling really impressed us.

Dear Yufei, we really hope all your wishes will come true.

Happy birthday again! ย ็”Ÿๆ—ฅๅฟซไน

December Delights: New Portena Weekend Highlights

This first weekend of December was packed with excitement for the New Portena girls. Ingrid showcased her skills in her first fencing competition, proudly returning with a silver medal.

Meanwhile, Ana Cristina, Melissa, and Paulina glided through a fun-filled day at the local ice skating rink, creating memories on the ice.

Aliki, Lulu, Bice, Sayuri, He, Yufei, Hanna, and Valentina embraced the festive spirit, spending a delightful Sunday at the Montreux Christmas market.

Gergana braved the cold and participated in her first Escalade race!

Cheers to a weekend filled with achievements, laughter, and festive joy at New Portena! ๐Ÿ…โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„ #NewPortenaJourney