This weekend our students have been busy having fun and enjoying a large range of activities from running club to tennis, cooking to tree decorating and volunteering with the Samedi du Partage.
Aydan loves to be in the kitchen, whether he’s cooking chicken teriyaki or making a tasty dessert.
Today we have the latest instalment of the Boarding House competition – The Bake-Off. There was only one boy for the job.
Aydan had the idea to make spaghetti meatballs – entirely out of cake!! We are so thankful for his efforts and creativity- Good job, Aydan!!
This weekend, around 20 Boarding students, took part in an incredible charity initiative. The students set up a station at a local supermarket all day on Saturday and took food donations from members of the public. Everything that was collected will now go to a local charity. They did an incredible job and gathered large amounts that will really help people in need. Well done everyone.
It sure is a basic and elementary expectation but it’s never too much to remind the boys of how important a tidy and organized room is for each one of us.
Besides that, it’s a matter of respect not just for themselves but also towards the roommates, cleaning ladies, House staff etc…
Simple gestures can sometimes convey an important message and therefore this was a particular effort we have done this week to ensure our rooms are (almost:) ) always presentable.
True that it’s not the most popular chore to do in a cloudy morning but surely everyone acknowledges the pleasure of walking back from school and having a tidy, neat and comfortable room to get back to and relax, rest or study.
Respect to these boys!!! 🙂
Last week we started our 2nd Pillar of our Wellbeing Programme.
It is a very delicate topic but it’s good to be able to talk about it openly and objectively. As in pillar 1, we have two take away points. This week we discussed about Take Away point 1
Take away point 1 – Integration and diversity are part of the international agenda of the world’s most important institutions.
We talk about it at a lower level, at schools, work and public places. However, that topic is at the heart of the identity of all the major international organizations and that is something that sometimes we overlook to consider diversity something to think of at an individual level. Beyond the political message on the importance of diversity, institutions like the UN have a policy of promoting diversity in their work force and enabling all types of people to access job position within their ranks and therefore setting the example on integration and teamwork.
Globally what we want to achieve with this point is that students understand that Diversity and Integration are present far beyond the school environment or our individual background and that it’s a top priority in the world today. Sometimes, this might be overlooked, and we believe it’s important they acknowledge that the work and reflection being done here is echoed in the World Leading Institutions.