For all new students, the first days in a new school are a little bit daunting. So in these first days of the school year, we do focus all our energies in supporting and reassuring the new students that people are here to help as we get to know them better.
Our Induction focuses as well in encouraging them to make friends so that they support each other and this process is eased.
Today, all the High School students and some staff went on a tour of Versoix. This is quite important as this tour shows them the nearest supermarkets, train stations, bank and post office…
No tour of Versoix is complete without a visit to the Lake and this is where we stopped, removed our masks for a moment, just to take a quick photo-souvenir. The spirits seem to be positive and some friendships about to emerge 🙂
Dear friends and family of the Léman 2 Boarding House.
It is with immense joy that we welcome you to this new school year. We are delighted to be back after a refreshing summer 🙂
As always, our main priority will be the well-being and the progress of our boys and to help me with that I am happy to introduce to you my new colleague, Mr Rodrigo.
Mr Rodrigo is from Spain, passionate about sports and has an impressive experience in working with youngsters. Likewise, he is passionate about nature and outdoor activities.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mr Rodrigo to our Léman 2 family. For those who still have doubts, he is the tall one on the right of the photo 🙂
For those who have been acquainted to Mr Tomasino, we are happy to let you know that he is now working in the Middle School Office. We thank him for all he has done last year and since he is still with us at CDL , we are sure he will be in touch with the boys.
Soon, we will be opening up our school year. We invite you to keep watching this space. There will certainly be plenty of things to share and hopefully lots of celebration, joy and funny things … from us too 🙂
Well… this is it. We have reached the end of the school year.
Léman 2 is nearly empty and many of you are on the way to your countries and holiday destinations.
It is now time to recharge batteries, see the family, friends and discover places, people and things about yourself that you probably you didn’t know you have. As you think about it, would you know that you would develop such strength this year in order to fight the worries, concerns and fears caused by the pandemic?
That is growing up. That is evolving and take ownership of your life. Maybe not all of it yet, but you are definitely on track to adulthood. You are learning …
And learning will never stop. One day you will look back at this year and find how much you have appreciated some of things that happened.
Dear students and dear family and friends of Léman 2, we wish you a wonderful holiday.
For the final Stay Safe topic of the year we have addressed one of the most delicate subjects… Sexual Consent.
More than the complexity of the topic, is the consequences and what it entails that are worth thinking about. Sooner or later we will all be facing a situation where this concept will be present and the fact of making or not the right decision, clearly depends on the honesty and transparency that the situation is dealt with.
We have talked about the balance between immediate and long term satisfaction. Whilst immediate satisfaction focuses on the moment and is definitely important to make our present lives meaningful, long term satisfaction grasps a deeper meaning and engages us in a long term project of building the foundations of our future happiness.
It takes commitment and sometimes the sacrifice of our immediate wishes and instincts. So while a part of us focuses on a “carpe diem” mentality, the other should work on the things that will drive us to a happy stable future.
Another topic was: the sense of happiness can’t exist without the knowledge of what sadness is. Happiness and sadness are two sides of a coin as one can’t be without the other. Anyone who hasn’t experience sadness will never appreciate joy when he feels it. One can debate if a human being can live and be happy without feeling sad… however, most likely this has never happened.
And as you can see in the video below, for all the boys, happiness is not a difficult thing.
Another great game was played today between New Portena and Léman. Although Léman won, the Ladies from NP put up a great fight as the match was won only in the 3rd set, making it very close.
Well played to both teams!! 🙂