During our weekly housemeeting we introduced the next wellbeing pillar: Building Positive Friendships We concentrated on the questions:
How does the boarding house support and encourage international friendships, give examples
What advice would you give future students coming into an international school environment
Can you think of some examples of famous international friendships?
Self-Reflection – Do you embrace the international community, or do you prefer the convenience of building friendships within your own culture and language?
By the end of the pillar we want to find an answer on the take-away point: What are the benefits of an international friendship? 👬
A first reflection provided us with the following answers.
– We learn about differences in culture and how other nationalities perceive things that are for one considered ‘normal’ but are not for others. This opens very interesting discussions and broadens our view. It occurs as well that we encounter funny situations because of this!
-Being able to travel all over the world and know people anywhere
Afterwards, we discussed what we will be doing as a house project. We came up with some fun ideas that we will put into practice for next week! So keep an eye out on our blog 🤩
For those who want to see the video that we watched together:
Of course, there are no International friendships without international dinners. For this week we had a Chinese caterer!
During our first Boarding Assembly in 2023 we launched The Third Pillar of our Well-being Program: Building Positive Friendships.
Being in an International boarding school gives the students many opportunities to form deep and strong connections with other students from all over the world.
This brings many challenges but mostly also a lot of benefits and great experiences!
The upcoming weeks we will dive deeper into this pillar and work on several projects.
Launch of the Pillar
Our girls are already making friends with students from other houses!
We hope everyone had an amazing holiday.
We wish you a great 2023 and all the best wishes!
This weekend we also welcomed a new student in our house: Beatriz!
The girls helped her settle in and we are excited to have her finally here with us.
Welcome Beatriz, and to an awesome year together in CDL!
This evening we attended together the WATU Winterconcert.
A musical and festive eve whereby the school choir perform various songs for Charity.
We got to listen to students playing the piano, watched them dance but the highlight of the evening for us was for sure… Parisa!
Her voice made everyone quiet and it is just breathtaking to hear and see her light up on the stage.
We are incredibly proud!!!! Enjoy the night with us again through some videos and pictures:
We want to start with saying that all of our girls should have deserved a medal.
Our first semester with them has been wonderful and we could see them bloom throughout the weeks.
Some strong bounds have been formed, a lot of laughter shared and amazing memories made!
This evening during the assembly we congratulated from every house students who were outstanding in living the RISE-values and integrating into the boarding life. As well the students who participate in many activities and get the most out of their experience.
We selected Polina and Regina as representatives for our house. Congratulations ladies!