Community Service

On this sunny and fresh Sunday morning, two of our leman students participated in the community service activity. This involved walking around the campus and surrounding area ensuring that it is free from litter. Well done boys!

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

We are now approaching the third week of delivering the first pillar of our wellbeing programme in our Boarding Houses – ‘Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds’. 

Throughout this pillar we will be ensuring our students understand the importance of taking care of our bodies and our minds in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be highlighting sport participation, sleeping patterns, nutrition and relaxation methods, as sub topics. With the students, we will discuss and discover how all these could play a key role in maintaining a healthy balance.

This week we will be asking the students how a healthy balanced diet can help with sports performance, as well as academic performance, brain development and growth. We will show the videos below to the students.

Timur and Antoni are the student wellbeing advocates for our Boarding House and they will be presenting in our wellbeing session again this week. They will be sharing their experiences and answering a range of questions regarding the importance of good nutrition for sports and everyday life.

Here our some recent photos of some healthy dishes that we have served to our students in the Dining room. Please feel free to visit the Dining at CDL Blog Page following this link: https://blogs.cdl.ch/diningatcdl/

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

It is that time of year again when we launch the first pillar of our wellbeing programme in the Boarding Houses – ‘Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds’. 

Throughout this pillar we will be ensuring our students understand the importance of taking care of our bodies and our minds in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be highlighting sport participation, sleeping patterns, nutrition and relaxation methods, as sub topics. With the students, we will discuss and discover how all these could play a key role in maintaining a healthy balance.

This week we will be asking the students how different sports or creative activities can help them with both their physical and mental health.

Timur and Antoni will be presenting in our wellbeing session this week to talk about the sports they do, why they participate in sport, how they feel afterwards, and the physical and mental benefits they experience after exercise.

 

Weekend Activities

The Léman boys taking full advantage of the weekend activities on offer.

Roi enjoying tennis in our tennis dome.

Zitian capturing rain effects around campus.

Antoni, Asiimwe and Rakann enjoying the morning with Mr Rob at running club.

Teodoro and Jinde cooking up some tasty treats.

Onto Pastures New!

Yesterday we had the 2022 graduation ceremony in Geneva. Our Grade 12 students have officially graduated from Collège du Léman. We are incredibly proud of all our Léman 1 boys who graduated yesterday. We will miss them dearly and we wish them all the very best for their next adventure…. University!

Sliding Into The Summer Holidays

To round off an amazing year of hard work and incredible activities, we had our annual end of year event in our wonderful Concha garden this afternoon. The sun was shining and all our Boarding students had a lot of fun. A complete afternoon with swimming and ice creams!!

A Rollercoaster of a Weekend!!

The latest instalment of our adventurous trip programme saw a group of our Boarding Students travel to German this weekend to visit the incredibly fun Europa Park!! Although all our students are very tired now, they all had a brilliant time!

Wellbeing Pillar 5 – Making Safe and Responsible Choices

This week we will be focusing on the second takeaway point for this pillar.

Attachment figures.

The attachment theory focuses on relationships and bonds (particularly long-term) between people, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. The quality of our early attachments profoundly influences two things:

• Our personality
• Our relationships later in life

Depending on their attacment style, our students are either able to empathize with others, to share
feelings with other people, show trust, engage in long-term relationships, have high self-esteem, enjoy
intimate relationships, seek out for support etc or not.

Since our attachment styles are formed so early, we neither remember much about this stage of
development nor do we have control over it. Therefore, our attachment traits are typically subconscious and automatic. As a consequence, we might find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy patterns – in our relationships with ourselves and with others – over and over again. Therefore, we may make unsafe and irresponsible choices.

So, since Awareness is the beginning of change, this week we will ask our students to take an attachment questionnaire quiz to help them figure out their attachment style.

WELLBEING PILLAR 5 – Making Safe and Responsible Choices

Welcome to the fifth and final of our Wellbeing Programme : Making Safe and Responsible Choices.

The key take-away points from this pillar will be as follows:
1. Time in: how do you connect with inner world?
2. Attachment figures: how our attachment style influences the way we make our decisions?

This week we will focus on Time in!

What we experience in our inner world, which includes our feelings, thoughts, perceptions,
memories, beliefs, hopes, dreams, desires, motivations, longings etc, can occur even without us
being aware of it. The lack of self-awareness entails the failure to see the patterns in our behaviours
and thinking. As a result, we risk making choices that are not aligned with what we really are and
with what we really want.

On the contrary, when we develop the habit to pay attention to these inner experiences we become
more self-aware. This can help us have more control over the decisions and choices we make and
prevent us from being at the mercy of our own feelings, desires and external negative pressure.

Happy Holidays!!

Happy Spring break to all our families, agents and students!

We hope all our students have a fantastic break with their family and friends.

The Boarding House reopens on Friday 22nd April at 4pm. We look forward to seeing everyone after the break. We hope they all return fully refreshed and ready to work for the remainder of the school year.

CDL Boarding Talent Show

The Talent Show returned with a bang yesterday evening!! There were incredible performances from all the Boarding Houses. We are so proud of the boys for getting on the stage and putting in an incredible musical performance. Well done boys!!

Results pending……………………

 

Weekend Trip to Barcelona

This weekend, Léman 1’s very own Shintaro spent the weekend with a group of Boarding students seeing the sights of the incredible Spanish city of Barcelona. This trip is the latest weekend trip of our exciting trips programme. Next stop: Greece and Cyprus during the Easter Holidays.

Wellbeing Pillar 4 – Online Safety

We are now entering Week 4 and will be focusing on “Online Wellbeing.
We all use our electronics in every part of our lives – whether at work or in our free time. However, it is the imbalance of use in our free time that can then cause issues. Who is guilty of being with friends but still checking their phone and sending messages; Or watching Netflix but sneaking in a game of Candy Crush; Or ignoring the moment in favour of getting the best picture for Instagram. Addiction is a strong word, but obsession may be more appropriate in these scenarios.
We want the students to think about the following points;

  1. Are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone?
  2. Who really wins by you spending more and more time on your apps?
Here is the most recent video that has been made by the Student Advocate Group regarding mobile phone obsession.

We have alos presented to our students, 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?