Welcome to Leman

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

We would like to welcome each of you to the great start of the 2022-2023 Academic School Year in College du Leman !! 

These last few days have been filled with a lot of joy and excitement from new and returning students. In a blink of an eye all students started to meet and socialize with each other with walks to the lake, visiting the Chocolate Factory Favarger, playing basket and football, exploring campus and within many other activities during the weekend. Have a look at some freshly baked pictures taken during these days:

A very warm welcome from the LEMAN FAMILY !!! 

Summer Time!

What a year it has been! Good work everyone.

To our Graduates and leaving students, we will miss you and remember you fondly.

To our returning students, we will miss you as well…but see you next year!

See you in August!

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!!

Samedi Du Partage!

Our Boarding students helped out in Samedi Du Partage Today.

Samedi Du Partage is a great initiative for the less fortunate who cannot get access to basic provisions. Our students explained to local shoppers the goal of this organisation. As you can see below our very own Leman 1 students, holding the iconic pink bag with Titeuf on it and loading all the goods into crates.

We are proud of our boys’ hard work and showing the true colours of our School by helping our community and others.

Shot In The Dark.

After a rainy day, the boys took advantage of the calmer evening weather and went out onto the astroturf to play some football.

As it’s Sunday, they also had to play and communicate fairly quietly, which was definitely a challenging experience.

As you can see, visibility was less than ideal.

So dark goalkeeper Dias couldn’t find the goal.

Karim, Dias, Timur, HHECtor, Iman and Mark after leaving the goal in the dryer for a bit too long.

Running Man!

Ablai once again got himself up this morning, even AFTER doing leg day the previous day, and went for a 4 km run with Mr. Joe and the rest of the Running Club crew.

Running past the Mies roundabout, looping back to CDL

The final result. Good job boys!

Baking You Crazy!

We had quite a large group of boys in cooking today – in fact Leman 1 dominated the second time slot. As a result, the house was chock full of chocolate and lemon/vanilla cupcakes.

Some colorful icing to add an element of surprise when you bite in – will it be chocolate or lemon?

Henry and Zihao mentally preparing for the task ahead.

Amirhossein and Junqi take making cupcakes very seriously.

Summer Resonance

This evening, CDL students of various ages gathered together to put on a series of musical performances and showcase the skills they have been developing this year – including three of our boys Gabriel, Amirhossein and Ilian.

The Dynamic Duo, Ilian (drums) and Gabriel (bass/vocals)

Amirhossein on drums with the Olympus boys Murat (xylophone) and David (

Contemplative Drumming

The Staff Choir performing Bohemian Rhapsody

Round 2 for our resident songbird

Get with the Program!

International Day Success!

Today we celebrated our diverse community here at CDL with International Day!

As a result of world events, this is the first time in a few years that we have been able to hold this event, and the return was a resounding success.

By the time I managed to get to the Chinese and Japanese food stalls, organized in part by some of our Leman 1 students, they had been completely sold out!

If only Weihao was as good at League as he was at running the Chinese food stall!

Masanobu, Aoto and Taichi grinding out some shaved ice. Yoku Yatta!

Don’t be fooled, Shintaro is having the time of his life!

Fired Up And Ready To Grill!

This evening, Leman 1 and Leman 2 barbecued together to celebrate the birthday of our dear Mr. Antonio from Leman 2!

Mr. Rogerio and the suspiciously ever youthful Mr. Antonio grilling up a storm…does anyone have any garlic?

Invading their oh-so-delicious space.

Henry digging in with abandon

Ablai’s Weekly Run

This morning, Ablai once again joined Mr. Joe from Olympus for a 5km run. He was fairly tired already and it was a blisteringly hot day, but he pushed on.

We would like to commend him for his perseverance and tenacity!

Good job Ablai, we’re proud of you!

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz

This sunny Sunday afternoon, a bunch of our 10th graders headed to the Golf de la Vieille-Bâtie and spent the afternoon on the course.

Carlos checking if Amirhossein is real, while Amir tees up.

Carlos baffled by Baudelio’s existence as well.

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.