Happy February Break

After a busy start to 2024, it is now time for a short break.

While some girls are heading to Winter Camp in Crans Montana, others are going to the Finland trip to see the northern lights, and the rest are spending it with their family. Enjoy the week and see you soon!

International Dress Up Day

It is International Dress Up Day in school today. Layla, Melissa and Liza dressed up in their national clothes/colours for the occasion. It is lovely to see the girls supporting this initiative and showing pride in their cultural backgrounds!

Responsibility in the Boarding House

During our house meeting, Isabella, Radi and Ran gave a presentation about responsibility. As we are all living in the same house, it is important that we respect and are courteous to one another. The girls stressed the importance of this in their presentation. Thank you girls for doing this!

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

This day is all about celebrating the love you have for the people in your life, and we did so by having a special dinner surrounded with friends. The girls also received roses from their friends 🌹 We hope you had a special day too!


Weekend in Old Portena

After 2 consecutive ski weekends spent up in Leysin, it was back to the usual weekend routine on campus. The girls took part in their favourite activities like cooking and horse riding, and the trampoline park on Saturday. And on Sunday they went ice skating!

Meanwhile, Lisa, Liza and Mira ventured off to Rome with a great group of boarders and staff. While there they enjoyed the delicious food and sights Rome had to offer.

What a nice weekend the girls had!

Wellbeing Pillar 3: Toxic Friendships and Relationships

Yesterday evening was the last week of Wellbeing Pillar 3, and we focused on identifying the warning signs within relationships.

During our house meeting, the girls did a Kahoot in which they were presented with different scenarios that could occur amongst friends, and they had to decide whether they were red, yellow or green flags. By having this discussion, the girls were able to reflect on their own friendships and gain insights into potentially harmful dynamics.

Wellbeing Pillar Week 3

In week 3 of our 3rd wellbeing pillar, we discuss with the girls about international friendships and addressing microaggressions.

International friendships enrich our lives by exposing us to diverse perspectives, cultures and traditions. These connections foster mutual understanding, breaking down barriers and promoting global harmony.

Despite the positive intentions behind international friendships, they can inadvertently lead to unintended microaggressions due to cultural differences and misunderstandings.​

It’s crucial to approach these relationships with open-mindedness, cultural sensitivity, and a willingness to learn to avoid unintentional microaggressions and foster genuine understanding.​

Microaggressions are subtle insults or unintentional discrimination typically directed at marginalised groups.

At one point or another, we all have said the wrong thing unintentionally as we go about our daily lives. It’s important that you address and correct the harm that you have caused.