Wellbeing Pillar 1. Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.

Tonight’s assembly started with this wonderful video made by our fantastic team of student advocates. Certainly, the strong connection between physical health and mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being. It’s important to understand that physical activity doesn’t only benefit our bodies; it plays a significant role in promoting our mental well-being as well.


Today our VIP Teachers visited our J.B. Terray 27 Boarding House

Thank you to all the teachers who came to visit us in J.B. Terray 27 today. It was a pleasure being able to spend time with you, and we hope you enjoyed it.

Merci aux professeurs qui sont venu nous rendre visite à J.B.Terray 27  aujourd’hui. C’était un plaisir de passer du temps avec vous, et on espère que vous vous êtes amusé autant que nous.



Collège du Léman ,Community Service

Community Service is something that at CDL we feel very passionate about and try to instil in all the students of the school. Within the school, they work on the REACH programme which promotes the students to address the areas of Health and Activity, Responsible Citizenship and Creativity. They must complete thirty hours per year during their school career.

Within the Boarding House, we accomplish many of these by providing activities and opportunities to take part in events and projects.

On Sunday Ana Lucia, Maria Clara, Mia, Raquel and Maria Luiza took it upon themselves to do some litter picking in the forest path running alongside the campus. Well done girls !!

Collège du Léman, Well-Being Program Pillar 1.Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds. Sleep

At Collège du Léman, our students ‘ well-being is defined as being physically and mentally healthy and able to cope with life’s challenges positively and constructively.

Our student’s health and academics are very important and this year we want to have a different focus on their well-being by providing them with the tools that a teenager needs to maintain a healthy body and mind.

During our house assembly, tonight has seen the launch of the First Pillar of our well-being program, Nurturing Healthy Minds and Bodies


The aim of this pillar is to highlight the importance of SLEEP and healthy sleeping routines in our day-to-day lives. A crucial part of this pillar will be to help the students by providing them with tools to get a better quality of sleep. A good sleeping routine has been proven to have a positive impact on one’s overall well-being.


It’s wonderful to acknowledge and thank Ana Sofia and the other advocates for their efforts in creating these videos for this first pillar.

Amazing weekend in Verbier

This weekend we had our first Mountain Weekend in Verbier. This was a fantastic opportunity for the whole Boarding Community to spend a weekend up in the mountains. Doing this at the start of the year allowed us all to have time to bond and get to know each other while doing group-building activities and enjoying the amazing scenery.

Our girls had plenty of different activities to choose from. Some of them went mountain biking, rock climbing, or hiking. Others preferred to go to a ropes course, do multi-sports on camp.Sunday we had plenty of Carnival games.





Discovery Days.Explore Your Horizons !

Over the last week, our students have been away enjoying their Discovery Days – learning new skills and taking part in team-building activities! our Grade 11 and IB1 students have been away enjoying their Discovery Days – learning new skills and taking part in team-building activities!

Happy Jeûne Genevois ! Swiss Tradition

The Jeûne Genevois is a public holiday specific to Geneva. It falls on the Thursday after the first Sunday in September. On this special day, the people of Geneva traditionally eat prune tart.

 The practice of fasting could be observed in the. Swiss cantons as far back as the 15th century. The Diet, an assembly of the representatives of the cantons in place until 1848, organised penance and thanksgiving days. Each canton could decide what form these fasts would take.

The origin of the Jeûne Genevois dates back to the first fast recorded in Geneva, at the beginning of October 1567 following the repression of Protestants from Lyon. From 1640, fasting was seen as a moral and religious act and became an annual practice at the initiative of reformed cantons. It was seen as an act of humility and solidarity with the poorest members of society.


Our “ J.B. Terray 27 ” Boarding House is ready to celebrate a holiday! And since we don’t have to go to school tomorrow, we are all looking forward to the trip to Annecy which is going to be organized thanks to our great Boarding Activity Managers! !! You will be able to see the beautiful pictures of these trips tomorrow.

 Sunday tradition here at Collège du Léman:  Sunday Brunch

Just like in many (big) families, we like to gather and relax on a Sunday morning, sharing good food and talking about everything and anything. Everyone can find something they would like to eat: croissants or bacon, fruits or eggs, everything is fresh and cooked on the spot by our amazing kitchen staff.

And as it is Sunday, there is no rush. The cafeteria opens at 9.30am and closes at 11.30am, so everyone can go when they want. Such a good thing for the ones who are eager to go on activities in the morning, or for the ones who want to sleep longer.




Welcome to Collège du Léman!!

Welcome to Collège du Léman!! As the excitement of a new academic journey begins, we are thrilled to extend our warmest greetings to all incoming students arriving at the airport! Miss Maral is there for all of you!

Our dedicated staff and one of our Prefects students eagerly await for your arrival at our Welcome desk at the entrance of the school, ready to support you!!

Yes, we’re open, again !

Collège du Léman is welcoming all the new and “old ” boarders . Villa  J.B.Terray 27 is finally starting to come alive again after the summer break!  Wishing all the boarders a fantastic, exciting, productive, and unforgettable New School Year 2023/2024

We wish you all a well-deserved and relaxing Summer holiday!

On behalf of the Terray Team and the entire Collège du Léman community, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of you for a fantastic summer. It has been an incredible year filled with growth, learning, and achievements. Now it’s time to take a well-deserved break and enjoy precious moments with your loved ones.

May this summer be filled with relaxation, joy, and new experiences. Take this opportunity to recharge your batteries, explore new horizons, and create lasting memories. We look forward to welcoming you back refreshed and energized for another remarkable academic year in August.

Thank you for being part of our wonderful community. Have a fantastic summer!

Welcome Defne !

Defne, a new student who has been allocated to Villa Terray for the upcoming year, has been warmly welcomed by our House Representative, Ana Sofia. Defne, we are excited to have you as part of our Villa Terray family, and we look forward to witnessing your growth, achievements, and contributions in the upcoming academic year.

Our last delectable brunch of this academic year

A heartfelt and resounding thank you goes out to our incredible Kitchen Staff: Mr. Antonio, Mrs. Andrea, and Mr. Olivier. Their exceptional skills, dedication, and hard work have made every Sunday’s brunch an unforgettable culinary experience. Mr. Antonio’s mastery of the kitchen has continuously amazed us. Mr. Olivier’s behind-the-scenes efforts have been nothing short of extraordinary and, Mrs. Andrea’s unwavering dedication and attention to detail have played a vital role in the success of our Sunday brunches.

Thank you once again for your care, support, and dedication. Your hard work behind the scenes often goes unnoticed, but we want them to know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed and are greatly appreciated We are fortunate to have you as part of our community !!

End of Year Event

Today was our end-of-year event. There were many activities such as a sliding slide, climbing, and more water activities. Maria Clara dared to do bungee jumping. They had a great time!!!



We are so proud that you have graduated, Bianka, Amanda, Dalaa, Magnolia, Sabine, Sofia, and Bozhena have made it, now you can enjoy the summer and a new stage in your lives. WE WILL MISS YOU!!


Leavers Assembly

Today was the Leavers Assembly for the Grade 12. It was an emotional moment for everyone. But you made it!!!! Bea and I are very proud to have spent your last year in Boarding as your House Parent. We love you!!



Well-being Pillar 5. Making Safe and Responsible Choices

Tonight, during our Boarding Assembly led by our Boarding Director Mr Usher, has been launched the final Pillar of our Well-being Program: “Making Safe and Responsible Choices”

Extremely important topic, especially as they grow older and head towards college to become fully-fledged adults. Teenagers are surrounded by many influences both online and in real life. There is much temptation and it’s important they develop their own strong healthy morals and ideals.Through the next  weeks, we will ask students to explore an area of interest relating to this pillar through a podcast or other research.


Well-Being ,Pillar 4. Reflection

We are at the end of our Fourth Pillar in our Well-being Program.

Tonight during our  well-being tutorial, we had the chance to discuss and reflect on this pillar with our girls.

A huge thank you to the advocates, who made this video to wrap up this pillar .


Online Safety ! Well done to the advocates. First video credit to @tamar #thatboardingvibe #onlinesafety #pillar4 #passwords #stoptheloop

♬ original sound – CDLivin’




Well-being Pillar 4. Takeaway : Scams, security and identity theft

Tonight in our Well-being Session, we focused on the take away  Scams, security and identity theft.

There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online. Think before you post:

1.Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.
Don’t share personal details
2.Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.
Watch out for phishing and scams
3.Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.
4.Think about who you’re talking to.There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. Find out more about grooming.
5.Keep your device secure Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.
6.Never give out your password.You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.
7.Cover your webcam .Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it.

We have also watched these videos regarding Social Media Safety Tips and how to prevent identity theft



Well-being Pillar 4. Online Safety . Online Life vs Real Life

In today’s well-being session, we focused on Online Well-being. Firstly we began by discussing this takeaway point : Online life vs Real Life. Are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone? and Who really wins by you spending more and more time on your apps?. Furthermore, our advocate Ana Sofia presented to the girls The Phone Detox Challenge. This could be a a really interesting project for some of our students as we aim to pose the question to them – just how obsessed are you with your phone.



Happy International Women’s Day

Today we are celebrating women all over the world and within our Nord Anglia community of schools. Magnolia, Maria Luiza, Sabine, Maria Clara, Bozhena, Sofia, Amanda, Bianka, Dalaa and Ana Sofia,  GO AHEAD !! And thank you to Mr Usher, Mrs Salamin, Mr  Salva and Mrs Lucelia for the chocolates and roses.


Ski Competition

Today Bianka and Amanda represented JB Terray in the ski Competition. The competition was in La Tzouma and they had a great day. Both gave their best in the competition. WELL DONE!!



Wellbeing.Pillar 4 Online Safety

The Monthly Assembly brings the launch of our 4th Pillar within our annual Well-being Program.
This Pillar, called Online Safety, will accompany our students through these next five weeks of the school year, and it will offer them the opportunity to work on a range of many different projects and activities until the Easter Break. It’s a pleasure to announce that Ana Sofia will join the student advocate team for this Pillar 4.

Community Service at Collège du Léman. Litter Picking with Maria Luiza

Community Service is something that at CDL we feel very passionate about and try to instil in all the students of the school. Within the school, they work on the REACH programme which promotes the students to address the areas of Health and Activity, Responsible Citizenship and Creativity. They must complete thirty hours per year during their school career.

Within the Boarding House, we accomplish many of these by providing activities and opportunities to take part in events and projects.

Today Maria Luiza took it upon themselves to do some litter picking on campus. It was therefore nice to show the responsibility we feel we have towards our school community and keeping it clean.


Pillar 3. International friendships at Terray Boarding House

Tonight during our well-being tutorial, we focused on the reflective question: Do you embrace the international community, or do you prefer the convenience of building friendships within your own culture and language.

At Collège du Léman, teaching extends beyond the classroom. The family environment in which we live should encourage our girls to take care of each other and create a strong bond, and above all, one that will last a long time. Many friendships are formed and they find that their social circle becomes larger, more diverse, and more interesting. Friendships are a very important element in a person’s life. This is why boarders experience throughout this pillar various ways of making friends that are beneficial to them. They will also have to analyze and understand that there are situations in which certain social environments can be harmful and should be avoided, the more than well-known “bad influences”.

Respect across different nationalities is important for the school’s principle of RISE, but it is much more than just an acronym. It is the most important principle in our house as we are all coming from different countries. Living with such an amazing internationalism spirit made us all learn about different cultures and most importantly, embrace our own.



Wellbeing Pillar 3, Building Positive Friendships

The weeks before the February break, our well-being sessions continue and we will concentrate on the third pillar: Building positive friendships. Tonight, during our house assembly, we focused on: What are the benefits of an international Friendship? How does the boarding house support and encourage those friendships? What advice would you give future students coming into an international school environment? And lastly, do you know some examples of famous international friendships?


We also watched this interesting video about international Friendship Day

January Monthly Assembly

Our first Boarding Assembly in 2023 has seen the launch of The Third Pillar of our Well-being Program, Building Positive Friendships. In Boarding this is even more emphasized. By being away from the family, the students are led to create strong bonds to lay the foundations of their “Boarding Family”. Peers, roommates, colleagues become like brothers, confident, close friends… in some cases, inseparable for life. The nature of this connection is then authentic, genuine and forged by the circumstances and the kinship that the setting enhances. This third Pillar will accompany our students, and it will offer them the opportunity to work on a range of many different projects and activities until February Break.


Welcome January 2023 !!

It is with great gratitude that we end this year, thanks to all the wonderful moments we have enjoyed in our community, in and out of the classroom, at the many artistic, sporting, and musical events that have taken place recently.

Joyeuses fêtes & Happy Holidays to all our students, staff, parents, and all those who are part of the Collège du Léman family. May 2023 bring you health and happy moments that you will cherish for a long time.

Happy holidays to all!!

J.Terray Boarding House will close its doors this weekend, and we would like to take this chance to wish all our girls and their families, Happy Winter Holidays and Happy 2023!! Enjoy these festive weeks with family, friends, and beloved ones. Stay safe !!

Terray Team




Winter Dance

After two years of not being able to celebrate outside the school, we were finally able to get together. It was a fun night where we all enjoyed ourselves and put on our best clothes.

Award Ceremony at Collège du Léman ,First Semester

Tonight we had “The Awards Ceremony”, where some of our girls received a medal for being involved in Activities, Boarding Life, and Academically reaching excellent grades. 

Congratulations to our girls for the awards they received at the boarding ceremony tonight 


Academics Award: Zembova Bianka,


Boarding Life Award : Gomez Hernandez, Amanda

Activities Award : El Haje , Dalaa


Baking Competition

Today was the Baking competition. All the houses made a cake and Terray girls did a delicious Christmas cake with Nutella. Magnolia and Ana Sofia take the lead in doing the cake.


Well-Being. Pillar 2 Reflective Question

We have reached the end of the Second Pillar and during our weekly pastoral tutorial, our girls had the opportunity to reflect on this second pillar of our well-being program. They have written on paper about how they all say they value diversity and if they are comfortable with differences. They also reflected on the positive effect of the Community Service and Charity actions we are taking these weeks









Well-being Pillar 2.Fighting Bullying and Promoting Diversity.

Tonight during our well-being tutorial, we focused on the second takeaway of this Pillar 2: Noticing differences is normal but there are many ways to be an ally.

We reflected with the students on the notion of diversity itself. It’s easy to label diversity as something uniquely linked to ethnicity, creed or sexuality… However, there are many, many other forms of diversity. Simple things such as personal tastes or hobbies are a source of diversity, and these are at least as visible as the above-mentioned ones.

We had an interesting discussion about why we bear judgement towards someone who doesn’t have the same religion or the same beliefs and not towards someone who doesn’t listen to the same music or supports another sports team.

We also watched this video which gives a simple explanation of the real notion of differences and diversity.