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!
This week we will be focusing on the second takeaway point for this pillar.
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.
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 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.
- Are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone?
- Who really wins by you spending more and more time on your apps?
- What is our true reason for posting our pictures, videos etc online?
- Why do we think society now values followers, likes and comments on someone’s post as a measure of their success?
The atmosphere on the school campus today was vibrant, as we celebrated CDL day, a day where we aim to raise awareness about climate change. This special day also saw the return of the Grand Prix, an anuual running race on campus for all grades. Due to the global pandemic, the Grand Prix hasn’t been able to take place on campus for 2 years. Well done to all the Léman 1 boys, and all the Boarding students who took part in this incredible event today.
On Saturday evening Karim went with a group from CDL to attend the Swiss Tech Convention which was showcasing the Legends of Space show.
They had the incredible opportunity to be around astronauts that have actually set foot on the moon – a rare and memorable moment.
This sunny morning Ablai woke up bright and early for a 5km run.
While he feels he could have pushed himself more, we’re impressed by his motivation!
On Saturday morning, a few of our boys attended the Cooking activity and made some lovely cheesecake.
We are quite proud to announce that Amir has won Gold for his Romantic Period Piece Performance, Silver in the 15 and Under category and a prize for Fantastic Technique in the London Young Musicians International Competition!
We are quite proud of this talented young man.
Introducing, the fourth pillar of our Wellbeing programme – Online Safety.
- When we think we are being funny or witty or purposefully insensitive towards someone else’s post are we really aware of the potential harm or hurt we can cause.
- Posting a funny picture or video of someone or your friend can be online– forever!