Celebrating Women in Science: Coco’s Inspiring Video Tribute

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, New Portena proudly salutes Coco, an aspiring aerospace engineer/test pilot. Alongside her peers from CDL Boarding, Coco’s video tribute emphasizes the importance of female representation in STEM. Let’s continue to inspire the next generation of women in science! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

A Roman Adventure with CDL! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

Last weekend, CDL students embarked on an unforgettable journey to Rome! Among them were Lulu and Yufei from New Portena Boarding House, adding their spark to the adventure.

They visited the Vatican, where they explored St. Peter’s Square and marveled at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. They wandered through Rome’s iconic landmarks, from the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain, with some shopping time thrown in.

The next day, it was Lulu’s 15th birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚ The day was packed with history as they toured the Colosseum and the Roman Forum . A quick lunch break, and it was time to bid farewell to the Eternal City.โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ‚ New Portena’s Ski Weekend Fun in Leysin! โ›ท๏ธ

This past weekend, the Grade 9s and 10s of New Portena embarked on an exhilarating journey to Leysin, where sunny skies set the stage for a winter wonderland adventure. They tried skiing, snowboarding, and even ice skating. To chill out, some of the girls relaxed in the thermal baths. It was a weekend full of snowy adventures and big smiles! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ„๏ธ #SkiFun #NewPortenaSnowTrip

 

๐ŸŒˆ Exploring Friendship Within: New Portena’s Week of Self-Reflection ๐Ÿค”

This week at New Portena, our attention turns inward as we delve into self-reflection on our qualities as friends. Every girl took a moment to ponder and articulate the essential qualities they seek in a friend. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ญ #NewPortenaJourney

๐ŸŒŸ Nurturing Positive Friendships at New Portena Boarding House ๐Ÿค

In Collรจge du Lรฉman’s 2024 second semester, New Portena Boarding House introduces the third pillar of its Wellbeing Program: Cultivating Positive Friendships.

Emphasizing mutual respect, open communication, shared values, and healthy boundaries, we guide students in building connections that endure. Conflict resolution skills are honed to transform challenges into opportunities for stronger bonds.

Join us in creating a supportive environment for lasting, meaningful connections this semester. ๐Ÿกโœจ

Wrapping up 2023 at New Portena! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

As the year draws to a close, the New Portena family extends warm wishes to all for a joyous holiday season filled with laughter and love. It’s been an incredible first semester together, and we can’t wait to create more memories in 2024. Wishing you all a Happy New Year! See you at New Portena in 2024 for another exciting chapter. ๐ŸŽ #HappyHolidays #NewPortenaJourney

December Delights: New Portena Weekend Highlights

This first weekend of December was packed with excitement for the New Portena girls. Ingrid showcased her skills in her first fencing competition, proudly returning with a silver medal.

Meanwhile, Ana Cristina, Melissa, and Paulina glided through a fun-filled day at the local ice skating rink, creating memories on the ice.

Aliki, Lulu, Bice, Sayuri, He, Yufei, Hanna, and Valentina embraced the festive spirit, spending a delightful Sunday at the Montreux Christmas market.

Gergana braved the cold and participated in her first Escalade race!

Cheers to a weekend filled with achievements, laughter, and festive joy at New Portena! ๐Ÿ…โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„ #NewPortenaJourney

 

Wrapping Love: CDL’s Gift Box Activity

This Sunday, the 19th of November, marked a heartwarming event at CDLโ€”the Gift Box Wrapping activity. After gathering donations from our boarders a few weeks ago for the Gift Box Appeal, it was time to transform those contributions into beautifully wrapped gifts.

Leading the charge on this compassionate project were Bice, Sayuri, and Hanna, alongside the dedicated efforts of Coco, Ingrid, Mei Mei, Paulina and Melissa among our New Portena Girls. Together, they brought warmth and joy to the season, showcasing the spirit of giving and camaraderie.

This initiative is another step in our #NewPortenaJourney, a journey that embraces not only diversity and unity but also extends a helping hand to those in need. Stay tuned for more updates on our collective efforts to make a positive impact in the world. ๐ŸŽโœจ

A Rainy Adventure at Europapark: #NewPortenaJourney

Last weekend, Ana Cristina, Darina, Manuela, Yufei, Adela, Valentina, Giuliana, Lulu, and Janelis embarked on a thrilling #NewPortenaJourney to Germany’s Europapark. Despite the rain, the girls laughed, braved crazy rides, and made unforgettable memories. Here’s to the joy of spontaneous adventures and the bond that turns rain-soaked days into endless fun! โ˜”๐ŸŽข