Wrapping Up Pillar 5 – Peer Pressure & Ethiopian International Dinner

During the course of Pillar 5 of our Wellbeing Programme, over the past four weeks, we finished off the topic on making good decision by engaging our students in a discussion about peer pressure — how it operates and how it can influence our lives and decision-making.

To wrap up this pillar, the well-being advocates created a concluding video that addresses some of our boarders’ questions. Thank you to Mr. Manu, and everyone involved, for making this initiative a success!

To get us right and ready for these discussions this evening, we were able to enjoy some fabulous Ethiopian food for this weeks International Dinner, please see the photos below.


This weekend two of our students went wakeboarding on the lovely Lake Léman. Although the weather was wonderful, the water was still freezing at only 12 degrees celsius, which made falling in that much more consequential!

Eduardo and Luis both managed to stay stable on their boards and even successfully attempted  jumps.

Even with the early start, they both made the most of their Saturday morning enjoying the lovely Swiss May weather before their exam revision fully starts.



Servette vs BSC Young Boys

Dear all,

This evening, all of the Saint-Loup 9 house, including some guests, were lucky to head over to the Stade de Geneve to watch FC Servette play BSC Young Boys, as part of our House Activity. It was a thrilling time, and the boys seemed to really enjoy it; so much so that not even the copious amount of rain, thunder or lightning was able to spoil the mood!

The SL9 Team

Busy Day in the Saint-Loup Houses!

Dear all,

It has been a busy Wednesday across both the Saint-Loup houses today.

In the evening we held a joint-Saint-Loup House Meeting to discuss two very important topics. This was also something of a special occassion as it signified the very last House Meeting that some of our our boarders in the houses attended, as graduation for them is fast approaching.

The first topic was to continue our ongoing discussion about our latest Pillar Movement, looking at making safe and responsible choices/decisions. This week in particular we investigated, ‘How can I help myself and others when making a difficult decsion?’ This discussion was made all the easier by the fantastic video put together by Mr. Manu and the Pillar Student Advocates.

To end our meeting, and to put a poignant note on this blog post, we took a moment to talk about the ongoing tragedy in Brazil,  the southern region of which has been facing a flooding natural disaster that has wrecked havoc. Our very own Eduardo, took the lead to guide us through this difficult conversation. He informed us about what has happened, what is happening currently, and, for those of us who watch from afar, what we can do to help, in a very real way. Thank you Eduardo.

What a week!

Spring is shyly revealing itself, and with it, the beauty of nature that we are lucky to be surrounded by. Our little path is full of surprises. Look at this visitor!









Monday started with a homemade cake to support all the girls who work hard during this very demanding period of tests and exams. They often come home on Mondays to a little cake surprise but they said this one was their favourite. If only we had the exact recipe measurements! It was made with love but without scales! 🙂

By Saturday, we could start resting a bit more and as many of us share the Christian Orthodox religion, we spent Sunday morning together, we went to church and we took our eggs with us. It was a lovely moment that brought us all even closer together.

Happy Easter to all the students and colleagues who might celebrating today and tomorrow, Monday!

Καλό Πάσχα! Христос воскрес! Hristos Voskrese!










The Saint Loup team❤️




Boarding Assembly, Pillar Five and USA Intl. Dinner

Dear all,

It has been a busy day today, with much to unpack!

The Boarding Community held its May Assembyl, the first time we have all been together since the April Break. A lot of topics got covered, including two particular subjects of note: The May Fitness Challenge and the start of Pillar Five.

As we approach exam season, there can be a lot of stress and anxiety that can get us down. So this fun challenge, with a new activity for every day of the month is designed to burn off some steam and allow our students a chance for some respite from all the hard studying they’re doing. With plenty of rewards and healthy competition to keep things interesting, bring it on! Thank you Ms. Perrine and Ms. Iola for organising this!

This evening, Mr. Manu introduced Pillar 5, Making Safe and Responsible Choices, the final pillar in this years Well-being program. As our students transition into adulthood, particularly for those preparing for college, the significance of this topic cannot be overstated. In a world filled with a myriad of influences, both online and offline, teenagers encounter numerous temptations. It is imperative that they cultivate robust, healthy morals and ideals to navigate these challenges, while staying true to themselves.

To top the evening off, the international dinner for this week was from the good ol’ U.S. of A. Chicken wings, barbecue ribs – whats not to like?