International Dinner Night!

It is International Dinner Night ladies and gentleman!

This balmy Wednesday evening we had the opportunity to enjoy some food generously provided by Chef Marie-Noelle from Le Chef Dodo.

Chef Marie-Noelle

Bon Appetit!

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.

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.