Building positive friendships

This week we have started a new pillar in our Well-being program. We will develop this third pillar for the next weeks and it is about building positive friendships. As an introduction to the new topic, we had a presentation from Yasmina and Hai Ngan. Friendship is a very important value in our house and we hope this will be very useful for our girls.

Welcome to Villa du lac :)

Welcome Sofia!!!We are very happy to have you with us in VDL. Sofia is a lovely girl coming from Chile, who wants to enjoy her experience at CDL. She loves practicing sports specially yoga and water sports. Sofia is very friendly and our girls gave her a warm welcome 🙂

First Boarding Assembly of 2020

We had a Boarding Assembly welcoming everyone back! Mr. Usher spoke about the importance of recognizing the success stories in 2019 and not only focusing on the negative news.  A variety of positive achievements were discussed that happened all over the world in 2019, which related to the environment, health, and people.

Later on in the assembly, Miss. Cristina and Sofia Valenzuela focused on New Years Resolutions linking it to the importance of healthy eating. Miss. Cristina described how the human body is the most perfect and efficient constructed machine that we must handle with care and nurture as we grow up.


Later on Sofia had a great presentation on the importance of healthy eating and exercising to better our wellbeing. Through an enthusiastic approach she engaged the audience by sharing her personal experience of balancing a healthy lifestyle as a boarder. Great job Sofia!


Winter Break

Villa du Lac is closing its doors for the winter break. Enjoy holidays have wonderful days, and come back full of energy. We will be waiting for our girls from January 11th.

Best wishes,

Lucelia, Berta, Kim and Aída

Winter Ball

On Saturday December 14th we had an amazing time at the Winter Ball! All the girls looked beautiful!



Scarlett and Yasmina had the chance to speak in front of the whole Boarding where they presented lovely speeches spoken from their hearts. Really well done girls!


More photos to come in the Villa du Lac Times December edition!

December Boarding Assembly

Singing a Duet 

A big congratulations to Sue and Fiona who sang beautifully at the Boarding Assembly. They worked hard, practiced a lot and sang a really nice duet together. Great work girls!


Community Service

Tanya had the chance to talk about her experience helping in the Dominican Republic where she expressed how she had the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone else’s life. She explained how she helped build and repair a woman’s house who had been experiencing a lot of challenges in her life. It was a fulfilling experience for her and she did a great job inspiring others to go out of their comfort zone and take part in community service. Great job Tanya!

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

      A few weeks ago the girls picked names to buy a small present anonymously for another girl from the House. After the Christmas Dinner tonight we exchanged our gifts for the Secret Santa. They really enjoyed this moment as they tried to figure out who was their Secret Santa.

Also…. the House sweaters have arrived! The girls look great in their vibrant yellow sweaters!

Visiting Gruyère

On Sunday some of our students went on an excursion to Gruyère, a beautiful medieval town, well known for the cheese which it’s named after. Our girls, Yasmina, Hai Ngan, Fabiola and Angela enjoyed the sunny day at this beautiful spot where they also had the chance to share a Fondue.

Also, they had the opportunity to visit Maison Cailler, the Chocolate Factory where they learned about how the chocolate is made. At the end of the tour they were able to taste some of the delicious sweets of Cailler.

We are happy to see that the girls enjoyed this excursion!