Aquatis Trip

The first weekend of the new term has come and gone and today the girls enjoyed a trip to the new aquarium Aquatis, in Lausanne.

We learnt about freshwater fish and habitats across all continents of the globe, and some of the girls even decided to be part of the Komodo Dragon exhibit.

Christmas Break

The first term has drawn to a close and the girls are slowly leaving New Portena and heading back to their family and friends for a well deserved break. The past few months have flown by with the girls showing dedication to their studies as well as engaging in a wide variety of activities and house events.

Last Saturday we celebrated all our achievements at the Christmas Dance, a lovely evening including a delicious meal followed by a dance, partly DJed by our very own Natalina!

From all of us here at New Portena we wish you a lovely holiday season and a great start to 2018.

Terri, Jemma, Costanza and Tharyne x

Sunday Trip to Chocolate Factory & Gruyere

On Sunday Alina and Romina visited the beautiful village of Gruyere, and Maison Cailler, the famous Swiss chocolate factory.

The girls explored Gruyere in the snow before moving on to learn about the story behind how chocolate is made. A great day was had by all!



New Portena girls enjoyed Thanksgiving celebrations at Mr Usher’s house!

They also wrote on coloured cards what they are thankful for in their life.


House Competition: Masterchef

Today was the sixth house competition of the school year; Masterchef. New Portena were given the challenge of making a Starter and the girls decided to focus on the diversity of our house to create a colourful and healthy dish.

Well done Dahlia, Natalina, Irina, Alessia and Alina! And a big thank you to Dahlia’s Mum for Facetiming us and making sure we didn’t face any culinary disasters.

Now to wait for the results….