Wellbeing workshop

Dear all,

Yesterday evening, our grades 9 and 10 went to a wellbeing workshop organised by the boarding school and our counselor, Miss Jody. We all learned about expressing and dealing with our emotions. Then we worked in small groups and tried to solve scenarios, understand our feelings, and how to be a good listener. It was lovely to see our girls listening to each other and creating a safe space for everyone to feel welcome to share their feelings. In the pictures, you can see a drawing at the center of the table: it is the wheel of emotions, to help students find the right words for the right feeling. The students are showing with their hands how ‘full’ is their emotional jar.

Lucélia, Berta, Aida, Angélique, Roberta and Diana.

Sports competition !

Dear all,

Yesterday afternoon, all the boarding houses met for a very special event… Sports competition day! We played against the New Portena girls. And our Villa Du Lac team won ! It was a lovely sunny day, so the ideal weather to play outside.

It was so nice to see our girls having fun and motivating each other. This sense of solidarity and fair-play is part of the VDL spirit.

Lucelia, Aida, Berta, Angélique, Roberta and Diana.

Friday evening at VDL

Hi everyone !

It is time to spend time together after a busy week. Some girls cooked Asian food, others painted their nails, and we watched a movie together !


Lucélia, Aida, Berta, Angélique, Roberta and Diana


Wellbeing – Healthy Bodies and Minds

We have started our Wellbeing Program with the Pilar 1: Healthy Bodies and Minds. The girls are choosing their projects and some great ideas are arising. During the next weeks, we will cover important topics such as nutrition, exercise, and emotional regulation. We are happy with the very enthusiastic attitude in the house.

Lebanese dinner

Today we had the change to taste a delicious Lebanese dinner in the House. We love having some time together in Villa du Lac and even more if we have this yummy gift. Thank you!

Boarding assembly and Swiss dinner

Dear all,

Yesterday evening was quite busy ! We had the first boarding assembly for this new school year. After that, we headed to the Léman cafeteria and had a delicious typical Swiss dinner (fondue cheese, Röstis, potatoes, meringues…) The cafeteria was especially decorated with Swiss flags and balloons.

Lucélia, Aida, Berta and Angélique


Ice breaker games !

Hello everyone !

Yesterday evening after dinner, we played some ice breaker games to get to know each other. We learned everyone’s name, asked who was from where, discovered things we all had in common, and we laughed a lot 🙂

Roberta and Diana, two other members of staff, were here to share this great moment with us.

Lucélia, Aida, Berta, Angélique.

Back to school breakfast

Today was THE day ! Back to school !

We all had breakfast together in the Léman building before our students headed to school. Tonight, we have an assembly for boarders and a dinner.


Herluce, Anastasiia, Nina and Betty


Vivien, Alina, Petra, Emma, Alexandra, Mila, and Noor

Some of the boarding staff, Villa du Lac, Old and New Portena houses.


See you soon for more adventures on this blog ! 🙂

Lucélia, Aida, Berta and Angélique