Virtuoso Ablai

This evening, during our Boarding Assembly, Ablai played Claire de Lune by Debussy.

And what an excellent job he did! He has practiced diligently for days and it showed!

Laser focus.

Look at that smile!

The Leman Menace

On this day, the Fourth of May,

Leman Old Glories came to play,

With Leman 1, to see who would stay,

In our Boarding Football Tournament!

The Leman Old Glories (plus Chihana!)

Keep your friends close….

After an arduous game in the rain and a tight first half, Leman 1 came out ahead with a score of  6 – 3!

Paddling Away!

This evening was the first round of our Boarding Ping-Pong Tournament.

Amirhossein represented Leman 1 in the first round and went up against Herman from Concha.

Eid Mubarak!

Ramadan is over, and our own Amirhossein is celebrating the end of his 30 days and 30 nights fast by enjoying a meal with his friends.

Nadim got a pizza too!

We ordered some Iranian kebabs, rice and drinks to make him feel more at home.

The Art of Service

Today, the boarding volleyball team represented Collège du Léman in an intermural volleyball tournament which involved teams from the American School of Leysin and La Châtaigneraie.

Two of our boys – Tomohisa and Amirhossein – are a part of the team.

After a series of intense and incredibly tight matches, they took Second Place!

Spick and Span

Today our boys joined the Community Service group and helped keep our campus clean and beautiful.

The Crew (minus Karim), bellies full from brunch and ready to go. Especially Dias!

Carlos and Tima, doing their part.

Karim, looking dapper as always.


Alan, Ablai and Shintaro spent a beautiful morning at the Geneva Golf Academy in Collex-Bossy to fire off a few rounds on the driving range.

Alan, giving it a whack.

Ablai, working on his form.

Shin (left) keeping his eyes on the prize.

The boys getting some pointers.

Racket Science

Weihao, Henry and Kosei went to play a few rounds of badminton with our own Mr. Max this morning, helping him to get his step count in!

Mr. Max vs Henry

Weihao vs Kosei

Morning Run

Today, Ablai, along with some of our other students, went for a brisk 4km run in the morning sun with Mr. Roger from Leman 2.

Ablaikhan, chasing the sun.

Absolute winners!

Spring colors in the fields behind CDL.

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.

The International House of Pancakes

Saturday morning, we broke out the griddle and made ourselves some pancakes, with blueberries and white chocolate toppings.

Karim’s pancake waiting dance

The look when it’s taking too long…and when he finds out that sharing is caring.

The pancake aroma wafted out our windows and caught the attention of Aryan, one of the Concha boys.

More denizens of CDL called to Leman 1 by the aroma. Mr. Jakob from Olympus and Rakaan from Leman 2 joined us in our feast of the cakes of pan.

If there’s anything that 5 people (including myself) of varying ages and backgrounds can agree on, it’s that pancakes are delicious.


Our resident prefect Iman spent Saturday morning brushing up on his tennis skills alongside his fellow Persian Aryan.

Aryan, that’s not a tennis ball…

Wisdom vs Youth

Tonight, in the second match of the new season of the Boarding Football Cup, Leman 1 went up against the staff team, Leman Old Glories.

The Leman Old Glories, ready to go

Peak behind the curtain, this is how history is made.

In an intense match, made more interesting by the pouring rain, Leman 1 came out on top and won 5-3!

Both teams, post game, enjoying the rain

We are very proud of the boys and are looking forward to the rematch!


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?