Monthly House Dinner

We enjoyed another opportunity to eat together in our Olympus Boarding House. It is a great way to bond and create a sense of community. Sharing dishes family-style encourages conversation and fosters a welcoming atmosphere. It’s an opportunity to try new foods and discover different cultural cuisines which this week was Thai. The social aspect of this communal dining makes it a highlight of the month.

International Dinner: Senegal ๐Ÿ˜

Senegalese cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with influences from West Africa, France, and the Middle East. Some popular dishes include Thiebou Djeun, a spicy rice dish made with fish and vegetables, and Mafรฉ, a stew made with peanuts and vegetables. Eating international cuisine is positive as it allows individuals to explore new tastes, learn about different cultures and broaden their palate. It also promotes diversity and brings people together by sharing meals and experiences. Furthermore, international cuisine helps to promote local businesses and supports local economies, particularly in tourist areas. Overall, eating international cuisine is a fulfilling and enriching experience that enriches personal and community life.
Here, are some pictures from this lovely evening:

๐Ÿฅž evening ๐Ÿ˜‹

Fun and memorable experience for the students at Olympus! Enjoying a warm meal like pancakes after a weekend of outdoor activities like skiing is a great way to relax and recharge. We hope they all had a great time together and created some lasting memories.

๐Ÿ—ป Second ski weekend โ„

As the last weekend was so fun for our students, we have achieved to come again to Fiesch. We were lucky with sunny days.

There, our Olympus students, as well as all the girls and boys from Collรจge du Leman, were able to enjoy their stay in many different ways.

From skiing in the high-altitude resort of Fiescheralp to visiting the Sports Centre, we are sure that all our students enjoyed the experience immensely.

Here are a few photos from the weekend.

๐Ÿ˜ International Dinner: Bolivian food ๐ŸฅŸ

This week we have the pleasure of tasting Bolivian food. It was delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹.

These are some photos showing typical ingredients used in typical Bolivian dishes:

  • Salad with tomato, chilli, radish, avocado and black olives.
  • Meat and vegetable empanadas.
  • Rice with spices.
  • Pique Macho: beef with spices (cumin, pepper, chilli).
  • Green beans with tomatoes
  • Pepper.
  • Eggs.

Wellbeing Programme Pillar 3: Building Positive Friendships

Do you embrace the international community, or do you prefer the convenience of building friendships within your own culture and language?

In this weeks assembly we questioned the boys on whether they had friends from different countries. All the boys thankfully stated they had. This is an important part of being in a Boarding Community and making friends internationally.

“It is easy to make friends with people from the same place”

“Making friends with people from other countries has opened my eyes to different cultures”

“I came here to make friends internationally”

“My friends here, have become like my brothers- it doesn’t matter what country they are from”

“Its a waste of an opportunity to only stay with a group from your own country”

“It’s helped me improve my English”

 

 

โ„๏ธ First Ski Weekend!! โ›ท๏ธ

This weekend the whole Boarding School were in Fiesch, in the canton of Valais, at the Sports Resort, a very cosy and spacious place.

There, our Olympus students, as well as all the girls and boys from the other boarding schools, were able to enjoy their stay in many different ways.

From skiing in the high-altitude resort of Fiescheralp to visiting the Sports Centre, from a visit to the thermal baths to an afternoon of bowling, we are sure that all our students enjoyed the experience immensely.

Here are a few photos from the weekend.

 

 

 

 

Wellbeing Programme Pillar 3 : International Friendships

Boarding schools are unique environments that offer students the opportunity to live, learn, and grow alongside their peers from all over the world. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures can be incredibly enriching for students, as it exposes them to new perspectives, ideas, and ways of life. However, in order for students to truly benefit from this diversity, it is important for them to actively seek out and form international friendships.

One of the most obvious benefits of international friendships is the opportunity to learn about different cultures. When students form friendships with peers from other countries, they have the opportunity to learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life. This can be especially valuable for students who may not have the opportunity to travel abroad or experience different cultures in their own communities.

Additionally, international friendships can help students develop important skills such as communication, empathy, and understanding. In order to form and maintain friendships with people from other cultures, students must learn to navigate linguistic and cultural differences. This can be challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding as it helps students develop the ability to communicate effectively with people from all over the world.

Furthermore, forming international friendships can also help students build a sense of global citizenship. When students form friendships with people from other cultures, they begin to see themselves as part of a larger global community. This can help them develop a sense of responsibility and empathy towards people from other cultures, which can be a powerful force for positive change in the world.

In conclusion, boarding school is a unique opportunity for students to live, learn and grow alongside their peers from all over the world. Making international friendships is a great way for students to benefit from this diversity and learn about different cultures, develop important skills and build a sense of global citizenship. Encourage students to actively seek out and form international friendships and make the most of this unique opportunity.