Yesterday afternoon the students welcomed their teachers in the house.
Everyone was thrilled to have them here as New Portena is not just a place to stay
but it’s where we like building a great sense of community. ❤️
During the last weekend, exciting activities have not taken place only in Fiesch but also in Verbier as some of the students went there to spend the mountain weekend. Trotinnetting, also known as scooter touring, as well as rock climbing, were on the agenda ! Activities that appeals to individuals seeking adventure, physical fitness and the thrill of conquering challenging routes. This includes the zipline, a funny way to enjoy the thrill of flight and the beauty of nature. Here are just a few of the moments that made this trip amazing. 😀
During the mountain weekend all the students took part in plenty of activities by learning new skills or improving existing ones. Knowing how to be able to perform a task or tackle a challenge successfully enhances self-efficacy, which is the belief in one’s ability to achieve goals. Small successes foster a positive feedback loop that encourages continued skill development.
The activities that the students have most appreciated are the rope course, a great way to test agility, balance, and bravery while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors in Fiesch, and mountain biking. Many students also took part in Via Ferrata, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape while providing a thrilling climbing experience.
Another breathtaking activity is hiking around Aletsch, the largest glacier in the Alps.
During the last day students had so much fun in the tennis court taking part in team games like sack race or wearing inflatable costumes, which created a whimsical and larger-than-life appearance.
One of the best gems of the resort is the swimming pool with windows that overlook a wonderful landscape view: a unique and luxurious feature which allows us to enjoy the experience of swimming while being surrounded by the beauty of the natural surroundings.
What more could one ask for? 🙂
Last Friday some of the students left the campus to spend a weekend in Fiesch with a focus on relaxation and well-being. Fiesch’s mountain air and beautiful surroundings make it an ideal place for such an experience. The region also offers amazing landscapes: breathtaking views of towering mountain peaks, lush meadows and serene valleys.
Collège du Léman offers a well-rounded experience for the students, providing both academic engagement during the weekdays and a variety of activities over the weekends to foster personal growth and enjoyment. This approach can help students develop skills beyond the classroom and create a balanced learning environment.
This weekend our students enjoyed different activities like horse riding, cooking, tennis and some of them also went to aquapark.
We are excited to have again with us some of the students who have been in New Portena in the last years and we are looking forward to welcoming all the other returning students.
In this photo Sayuri, He he and Bice met the new lovely students Hanna, Yufei and Xinyuan.
So happy to have all of you in our New Portena family.
Terri, Perrine, Irene and Iola