Happy Holidays!

Another year is over! A year full of cherished memories, international friendships made, and academic and personal goals achieved! We are very proud of you all! Enjoy your well-deserved summer holidays!



Riddle Me This…

This evening, Katya has been quizzing us with riddles – see if you can answer any of them!

What has a mouth but never sleeps? What has a bed but never sleeps?

What is better than God, worse than the Devil, poor people have it, rich people don’t, and eating it will kill you?

Answer in the comments!

Goodbye, Michelle!

Image from Becky Edmonston

Tonight is our last night with Michelle before she leaves for Mexico! We have had a brilliant year with you and wish you all the best next year in Mexico. Safe travels tomorrow!

End of Year Event

A big thank you from all the girls of Old Portena to those who organised yesterday’s event – as you can see from the photos, the girls had a lot of fun!

Charity event








This July Morgan, Ricardo and Tom (House Parents at CDL) will cycle from Geneva to Nice!

They will leave on the 1th of July and arrive in Nice on the 7th, traversing the Alps, with a total climb 22000m over the course of the ride.

The ride aims to raise money for SOA (Serenje Orphans Appeal), a charity championed by the Middle School principle Kevin Gilbert. SOA runs the SOCH orphanage in Zambia. The orphanage supplies food, education and support for up to 44 weeks at a time. The project aims to be self sufficient by running a local guesthouse. The building is past the roofing stage – all that remains is the internal tiling of bathrooms and the purchase of furniture which is estimated to cost €4000.

Please check out the link below – any donation would be greatly appreciated! It is a fantastic cause!