International Dinner

Albania is a small country situated in southeastern Europe, bordered by Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo. The country has a rich history, with influences from the Greeks, Romans, and Ottomans. Albanian cuisine is a reflection of this diverse cultural heritage, blending Mediterranean and Balkan flavours with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Dishes like fërgesë, tavë kosi, and byrek are staples of Albanian cuisine, known for their hearty and flavorful nature. Albanian food is a must-try for anyone looking to explore new culinary traditions.

🌻 ☀️ 🌼 Last weekend before Spring Break! 😁

This weekend, the last one before the Easter holidays, our boys from Olympus did not sit still. On the contrary, they enjoyed the multiple activities and sports they are used to. Tennis, badminton, chess, climbing… from Friday to Sunday, our students made sure to keep their bodies and minds moving.

Below are some of the photos we have selected to illustrate it:

As you can see in the photos, Bohdan (left) and Nikolai (right) did not want to miss their regular tennis lessons. This weekend they focused on improving their return skills. Week after week, our two students are slowly turning into real professionals.


Similarly, Aleksei, Herman (both pictured) and Ilya exercised their grip skills by climbing some of the most difficult boulders possible. As we all know, climbing is one of the best sports for developing all the muscles in a very balanced way, and our students did not want to miss the opportunity to take advantage of these benefits.


As part of this weekend’s special activity, our Olympus boys, Läel and Adi, went to Geneva to watch a football match. Our local team, Servette FC, won, fortunately, 2-1 against BSC Young Boys, a team from the capital, Bern. Thus, our students were able to enjoy the match and cheer on our local young players.


And we cannot end this blogspot without mentioning other students who took part in the activities. Otabek, Murat, Richard and Ayu improved their badminton skills on Friday, as did Tim and Louis in basketball. And Artem exercised his mind at his regular chess club meeting on Sunday.

😍International Dinner: Belgium 🧇

Belgium has a rich culinary heritage with a diverse range of dishes that reflect the country’s history and geography. Here are some popular Belgian dishes that you could consider for an international dinner:

1. Moules-Frites: This is a classic Belgian dish that consists of mussels cooked in white wine and served with crispy french fries. It’s a staple in many Belgian restaurants and is usually enjoyed with a cold beer.

2. Waterzooi: A creamy fish or chicken stew made with vegetables, potatoes, and herbs. It’s a comforting and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cold winter night.

3. Stoemp: A hearty mashed potato dish mixed with vegetables such as carrots, leeks, and Brussels sprouts. It’s often served with sausages or meatballs and is a staple of Belgian home cooking.

4. Carbonade Flamande: This is a beef stew made with onions, beer, and mustard. It’s a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cosy dinner party.

5. Speculoos: A spiced shortbread cookie that’s popular in Belgium and the Netherlands. It’s often served with coffee or tea and is a great way to end a meal.

To complete this Belgian-themed dinner, for dessert, you could serve chocolate truffles or waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.


Grand Prix Race – CDL Day

It’s always great to see people come together for a good cause. Running for Mental Health Awareness is an important initiative, and it’s great to see that Adam, Lael, Ilya, and James participated and did well in the Grand Prix Race.


😁 Cloudy but fun weekend 🏸🎾🧗‍♂️🏀🍫♟

This past weekend at Olympus was a weekend of adventure and exploration, as students took part in various activities such as badminton, tennis, basketball, climbing, a trip to Gruyéres, Maison Cailler chocolate factory, and chess.

The badminton and tennis courts were alive with students playing matches against each other. It was an excellent opportunity for students to work on their footwork and serve while enjoying friendly competition. Some of the more experienced players even offered tips and advice to those new to the sport. Tim, Richard, Ivan, Gary. Billy and Murat had a nice badminton time as well as Bohdan in tennis.

The basketball court was filled with students playing games and practising their dribbling and shooting skills. The excitement and energy were contagious, with students cheering each other on and pushing themselves to do their best. Tim, Lael and Murat enjoyed a wonderful basketball time.

At the climbing wall, students challenged themselves to reach new heights and push beyond their limits. There was a sense of camaraderie as students encouraged each other to keep going, and many of them left feeling proud of their achievements. Aleksei and Herman had a great climbing time.

The trip to Gruyéres and Maison Cailler chocolate factory was a highlight of the weekend, with students getting the opportunity to explore the beautiful Swiss countryside, learn about Swiss culture, and indulge in some delicious chocolate. They also got to see how the chocolate was made and tried different flavours, which was a fun and educational experience. Otabek enjoyed this amazing trip.

Finally, the chess club was in session as students gathered to play matches with each other. There was a friendly and competitive atmosphere, with students honing their strategic and critical thinking skills. Nikolai, Artem and Adi had a fun chess games.

Overall, this weekend at Olympus School was a fantastic opportunity for students to explore their interests and develop new skills. Whether playing sports, climbing, or learning about Swiss culture, students had a great time and came away with new experiences and memories that they will cherish.

House Dinner in Olympus

The dinner at the Olympus boarding house was absolutely delicious! Baked chicken is a classic dish that is always sure to please, and when paired with a fresh niçoise salad, it makes for a healthy and flavorful meal. The addition of a creamy and indulgent potato gratin is the perfect complement to the savoury chicken and fresh salad, creating a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

And of course, no meal is complete without a delicious dessert, and the chocolate eclair sounds like the perfect sweet treat to end the meal on a high note. With its rich chocolate filling and light pastry shell, it is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Overall, it sounds like a wonderful meal that was expertly prepared and enjoyed in the cosy and welcoming atmosphere of the Olympus boarding house.


Here are some photos of this lovely dinner:

Olympus All Stars vs Olympus Gladiator ⚽ match

Today has been the wonderful Olympus All Stars vs Olympus Gladiator soccer match.

A wonderful football match can be an exciting and memorable event for both players and fans. The thrill of the game, the energy of the crowd, and the skill of the players can create an unforgettable experience. A wonderful football match can showcase the best of the sport, including teamwork, sportsmanship, and athletic prowess. It can also be a great way to bring people together, regardless of their differences, to enjoy a shared passion for the game.

Whether it’s a local neighbourhood match or a high-stakes championship game, a wonderful football match can be a source of inspiration, entertainment, and pride. It can remind us of the power of sports to unite us and bring out the best in ourselves and others.


Here is a photo after the match:

International Dinner: Nowruz 😍

Nowruz is a time for renewal, rejuvenation, and new beginnings, and the traditional foods served during this time reflect this spirit. One of the most important dishes is “sabzi polo mahi,” which is a fragrant and flavorful dish made with basmati rice cooked with fresh herbs such as dill, cilantro, parsley, and fenugreek, and served with fried fish. This dish represents prosperity and abundance, as fish is considered a symbol of fertility and rice is a symbol of wealth.

Another popular dish is “kuku sabzi,” a savoury herb and vegetable frittata made with eggs, parsley, cilantro, dill, scallions, and other greens. This dish is often served as a snack or appetizer during Nowruz celebrations.

Other Nowruz dishes include “ash reshteh,” a hearty noodle soup made with beans, lentils, herbs, and spices, and “dolmeh barg,” stuffed grape leaves filled with a mixture of ground meat, rice, herbs, and spices.

Finally, no Nowruz celebration would be complete without sweets, and one of the most popular desserts is “shirini berenji,” a sweet and fragrant rice pudding made with milk, sugar, and rosewater, and topped with pistachios, almonds, or other nuts.

Overall, Nowruz food is a wonderful and delicious celebration of the arrival of spring and the hope for new beginnings.

Here are some photos from the International Dinner: