Saturday evening Cooking with Antonio & Manuel

Manuel and Antonio snapped before starting to cook the Spaghetti

Manuel cooked one of favorite snacks! Bread, dripped in egg then lightly coated in cinnamon! All the boys loved it!!

Antonio delighted as he started to cook the pasta!

Antonio cooked pasta for some of the boys in the House tonight! The boys loved it! Antonio’s pasta lives up to the Italian standards!! It was delicious!

Louis, Loris Herman, Aryan, Manuel and Antonio enjoying the pasta while watching a movie .

 

Perfect Saturday night for the boys!! Pasta and Movie before bed.. All of them looking forward to visiting the Aquapark in the morning!

Wellbeing Wednesday

After dinner, we held our weekly house meeting where we discussed upcoming events for the weekend. We also discussed different options for the boy’s individual Wellbeing project for our Wellbeing Pillar 1 Healthy Body and Minds.

Some of the boys chose to practice Mindfulness for their individual project for Pillar 1. Masafumi, Yuto, Erik, and Manuel followed a guided body scan for 10 min before bed.

Antonio took part in the Golf Club tonight along with Manuel and Aryan.

Aryan played golf for the first time which he really enjoyed!

Manuel managed to land 4 balls in the umbrella! He only started playing Golf 6 months ago

Wellbeing – Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

Welcome to the first pillar of our Wellbeing Programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.
If we don’t look after ourselves in healthy ways, other areas of our lives can be negatively impacted. Our aim with the wellbeing programme, is to introduce a balance to our lives, to help us to reach our full potential and most of all are happy and healthy. This pillar we can split into two parts:
Healthy Mind
This is how we relax, switch off, de-stress, and deal with the pressures of school and everyday life. I would like to encourage our students to use their free time positively and use something they are interested in as a form of relaxation. This could include anything from sports, music, reading, walking, or art. 
Healthy body
This is all about keeping fit and healthy, as well as what food we put into our bodies. Our students are able to achieve this achieve through the wide range of sports, activities, and clubs that we have available for them.

There are 2 points I want our students to come away from this pillar with, and I want our students to think about how we can factor in these 2 points into our everyday lives:

  1. How can we use our hobbies to de-stress?
  2. Why is sleep is important?


Biking Activity


Mr. Nathan took some of the boys into the woods over the weekend, and they had a great time. After a long and stressful first week at school, there is nothing more refreshing and positive than getting out into nature with your friends and enjoying the fresh air.

Well done boys!

Geneva Boat Trip


On Saturday, the Boarding Community took a trip to Geneva where they experience the beautiful sites of Lake Geneva. The Boat Trip was extremely exciting for everyone, and they loved being outside in the fresh air with their friends, taking in the stunning views.

The Chess Wars – Herman and Manuel

We have several keen chess players in Concha Blanca, and this weekend, Herman and Manuel had a great time challenging each other on the chess board. After a long and tiring weekend of sporting activities and trips, it was great to see the boys winding down and relaxing before school starts again on Monday.

Louis and Masafumi on a Nature Walk with Mr. Rob

Mr. Rob, who used to be a House Parent in Concha Blanca, took a group of students on a walk in the woods in Versoix this weekend. Masafumi and Louis were keen to see the countryside surrounding the school, and they were not disappointed. The walk was around 7km in total, and it gave them a chance to connect with nature, and have a good time with new friends.

A visit to the Lake before Dinner

A quick group photo of all the boys by the lake today. Perfect afternoon to spend a hour before dinner by the lake with the sun shining.

Erik standing for a photo by the lake.

Loris and Aryan putting up a few shots after dinner.

Masafumi enjoys reading books and loves baseball. You will always find the baseball glove and ball close to the door ready for a game of catch!

Erik and Aryan enjoying PingPong where they had a very good end to end match!

What are the chances of this?