There’s always a sense of ‘the ultimate’ in school. There’s always a ramp up. Formatives, summatives, final exams, the year before the year before the year that really matters. We’ve all had that incredible climb through school, from grade to grade and we’ve all had that moment where we could never imagine that one day we would be where we are now. School seems so big and infinite when you’re in the middle of it and for good reason. It’s a long journey, working on both your growing mind and on your growing soul. The boarding experience is one that has an intimate focus on that second portion of development. The mind is fed on knowledge, spurred on by curiosity. But the soul feeds on community, on the presence of others and simply on living life. At CDL we have been so lucky to have seen so many students graduate, but more so having seen lives being lived here among our school. So we find ourselves doubly sad yet doubly proud to see our boys graduate this summer.
Mirsadi, Victor and Gabriel are now graduates of Collège du Léman as students and as boarders.
Below, they receive their diplomas from CDL head Pauline Nord.
A little sweeter than bittersweet. We can’t put into words how proud and excited we are for the three of them. They’re always welcome back and can rest easy knowing that they’ll always have a home here at CDL and in Olympus Boarding House.
Wishing them the best of the best of the best!
This weekend Mr Usher and Mrs Usher undertook a 175km bike ride around Lake Leman raising funds for the SOA Charity.
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Howdy folks! It’s Mr. Jakob from Collège du Léman with another weekend wrap-up blog post and one heck of a weekend it’s been! Due to Ascension being kept in this neck of the woods, the C.D.L boarders have been blessed with a long weekend lasting from Thursday morning until Sunday night and we took the opportunity to get the students as active as possible by throwing them into a spiffing array of wonderful activities.
Over this long weekend, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in a wonderful trip somewhere and over this long weekend, CDL boarding has put together a lovely séjour to the Danish city of Copenhagen!
It’s been a sumptuous weekend here at CDL and we can only feel sorry for you that it’s impossible for you to have had as much fun as we’ve had this weekend!
Best of the best from the Olympus Boys!
Following on from Pillar 1 in September we continued the theme of Healthy Body & Healthy Minds by having a May Fitness Challenge. Organised by Mr Rob from Leman 1 who is the advocate for this Pillar. He set a daily fitness challenge for the boarding community to compete in each day this month. Those who win the day, win the prize and get their photos displayed in the dining room. An example of this was today’s challenge “How many Mountain Climbers can you do in 30 seconds”. Our Davyd was keen to compete in this and organised it with his friends with the following results
Today we held our annual International Day at CDL. We celebrate having over 110+ nationalities and try to find ways for us to share in each other’s cultures. International Day is an opportunity for students to cook delicacies from their home country and showcase them to the school community. It is also an opportunity to raise money and support the CDL charities.
This week, we focused on Attachment figures during our well-being tutorial; the second critical takeaway of this Pillar 5. Attachment theory focuses on long-term interactions and bonds between people, such as those between parents and children and romantic partners. The quality of our early attachments has a significant impact on two things:
• Our Personality
• Our later-life relationships
Our pupils empathise with others, communicate sentiments with others, display trust, engage in long-term relationships, have high self-esteem, enjoy intimate connections, seek out assistance, and so on, depending on their attachment style.
We don’t recall much about this stage of development since our attachment styles are formed so early, and we don’t have influence over it. As a result, our attachment tendencies are often unconscious and automatic. We may find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy patterns again and again in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Since awareness is the first step toward change, we requested our students to complete an attachment questionnaire quiz this week to help them determine their attachment style.
Our goal is for students to identify the type of attachment style they have and see whether this has an impact on their current relationships. If they see a link which needs to be shifted or changed, they then have the enlightenment to do so.