A thrilling basketball showdown & heartwarming support

Dear all,

We are delighted to share the highlights from today’s basketball tournament pitting Villa du Lac vs. Concha. Our girls brought an incredible amount of energy to the court, and they were joined by some wonderful supporters who added to the excitement, even though they weren’t on the playing roster.

The enthusiasm displayed by both our players and our supporters made the tournament a resounding success. It was not only a display of skills but also a testament to the sense of community and teamwork. Well done, guys! Great effort!

ย We look forward to more such spirited gatherings in the future.

Best regards,

The Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

A Dynamic Weekend at the Villa Du Lac

Over the weekend, the girls enjoyed a variety of activities.

From the tennis court to the golf course, from intense body shaping sessions to tranquil stretching and relaxation classes, and even some hip-hop dancing, alongside intense chess matches and horseback riding escapades, it was a non-stop whirlwind of fun and learning.

Please see some moments in these pictures.

As we return to our weekday routines, we carry with us the memories of an action-packed weekend, filled with laughter, learning, and camaraderie.

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend Activities

Dear all,

Our weekend was nothing short of amazing as the girls embraced a world of diverse activities. From cooking to karting, they explored a range of adventures and celebrated Emma’s birthday. Here’s a sneak peek:

Cooking, hip hop, sailing, karting, golf, tennis, stretching and relaxation, chess and nature walk.

Please see some moments in these pictures.

Until next time,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dinner at home

Dear everyone,

Tonight, we gathered as one big family at Villa du Lac to strengthen our sense of community. We shared a delightful meal featuring lasagna, a refreshing salad and a scrumptious panna cotta.

We wanted to share the joy and camaraderie of the evening with you. Please find below some snapshots capturing the beautiful moments we shared.

Warm regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, Emma!

Dear all,

Today is Emma’s birthday!! FELIZ CUMPLEAร‘OS, EMMA ๐Ÿฅฐ

We wish you a year filled with joy, love and endless adventures!

All the best to you and the years to come ๐Ÿ™Œ

We are looking forward to celebrating with you in the house soon!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mountain Weekend

Greetings everyone,

We hope you’re all doing well!

This past weekend was nothing short of extraordinary as we embarked on a thrilling adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Verbier and Fiesch.

Our girls had the opportunity to soar to incredible heights on one of the world’s highest zip lines, immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Swiss mountains, and partake in a medley of exhilarating activities, including mountain scootering, multisports, and even some spirited Olympic games.

To give you a taste of the excitement and wonder we experienced, we’ve assembled a collection of captivating photos below.

Best regards,

The Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Annecy Trip!

Dear all,

Today we went to Annecy, a lovely town considered the Venice of the French Alps which is surrounded by stunning peaks!

In this area the girls got the chance to eat some tasty dishes – including one of the best ice creams in France -, do some shopping, and enjoy the stunning landscape.

Please, see below a collage with some pictures of the trip!

 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog for the upcoming mountain weekend!

Have a lovely day,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

The weekend in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Dear all,

It has been another busy weekend in Villa du Lac with girls taking part in all kinds of activities. Options included fitness, badminton, ping-pong, tennis, cooking, wood crafting, climbing, paddle boarding, horse riding, running, dance, golf, stretching, chess club, nature walks, and swimming so the girls were spoilt for choice.

Here are a few pictures from some of the activities.

 

 

 

The weekend also saw us competing in the first house competition of the year – the house sports competition!!!

While badminton wasn’t really our thing this time around, the girls showed phenomenal teamwork and spirit to win the all important tug-of -war and some of the girls found that three legs can be better than two ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿฆต

It was a great afternoon and we had a blast!

 

Wishing you all a great week!

The Villa du Lac team.

Weekend Activities

Dear all,

A little preview of the girls’ weekend. They had a lot of fun together.

  • Horse Riding : Iara, Ana Sofia, Emma
  • Hip Hop : Alex, Yeva, Anastasiia
  • Tennis : Lara, Manuela, Carol, Emilia, Sofya
  • AquaParc : Beatriz, Merilin, Sedef, Laura Jane, Hectorine, Sarah
  • Nature Walk : Maria, Evelyn, Kate
  • Running Club : Lola, Regina, Carmen, Amanda

 

Welcome Back

Villa du Lac opens its doors for new students on Sunday 20th and returning students on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd!!.
We are excited to meet everyone and are looking forward to creating fantastic memories together!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Our last Weekend Activities! โค

Dear all,

Our final Weekend with activities has come to an end.
We leave a great message of appreciation to all the staff involved on them, making sure our girls enjoy it!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Sarah and Addison enjoyed cooking on last time and Kate enjoyed baking, and more activities in between!

It’s time to say goodbye to the craziest days of the week. These past weekends have been the stuff of legends, filled with non-stop adventures and endless laughs. We rocked the dance floor, fought opponents on the sports field, and discovered secret hangout spots that became our personal hideouts. From late-night movie marathons to epic water fights, we left our mark on this campus.

Hold on to the memories we’ve created and keep the bond strong.
So long, weekend madness! You were one hell of a ride.

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Runners vs Riders – World Bicycle Reliefe

Dear all,

World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is a wonderful charity that gives bikes to thousands of students in the developing world. These bikes make their daily commute more practicable and as such reduce absenteeism and improve lives forever!

CDL Athletics dept. challenged the boarding students to run a week’s worth of commuting to school for the average recipient of a WBR bike.

Well done to Lola for participating in this amazing project! ๐Ÿ™Œ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Villa du Lac Weekend

Good evening everybody,

This weekend was a bit different than the previous ones because we had our End of Year Event in the Concha garden!

But first, on Saturday some of our girls enjoyed their time in activities: Kylie, Alondra, Adriana and Addison went to cooking and baked a delicious strawberry cake! ๐Ÿฐ Eugenia, Sarah, Sedef, Leyla and Sophie played volleyball and had so much fun! For Akmaral and Sangeetha it was time for tennis ๐ŸŽพ

On Sunday, we had our amazing End of Year event! For a couple of hours, all our girls went to the Concha garden where there were a lot of fun water and non-water games organised for them! Eugenia, Adriana, Alondra and Sophie showed their bravery by doing the reverse bungee! ๐Ÿคฉ

Others, enjoyed delicious ice-cream and cotton candy! ๐Ÿ˜‹

It was a lovely day and a perfect break from all the revision! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Weekend and Official Goodbyes! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅฐ

Dear all,

Our weekend went by like crazy!
On Friday we had our Graduates’ Parents Cocktail Evening and it was a special event where we honored the amazing parents who have been by our side throughout our educational journey. The evening was filled with laughter, heartwarming chats, and the excitement of what lies ahead for us graduates! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“

On Saturday, our some girls enjoyed the school activities, like Kylie and Hectorine, who had a great time during cooking! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

And some girls, took the opportunity to go the Graduation Ceremony and honor their fellow colleagues, house mattes and above all, friends! โค

We wish you all a great week ahead! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค—

 

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Leavers Assembly! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“

Dear all,

The year is coming to an end and our Grade 12 are very close to saying goodbye to us.
Today, we had the Leavers Assembly, followed by a cocktail, where we couldย  celebrate them and wish them all the best!
We are very proud of our girls!! โค

Mei Mei also performed a beautiful piece on the piano for her friends! ๐ŸŽน

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

May Fitness Challenge ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Dear all,

Yesterday, we reached the end of the May Fitness Challenge where students and staff have participated in a variety of daily exercises. We have attempted numerous tasks, from hula hooping to running, jumping, balancing and basketball and have had a lot of laughs along the way! Congratulations to all the challenge winners and everyone who has participated – we are so proud of them all! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend Activities in VDL ๐Ÿ˜

Good evening everyone,

This weekend started with the departure of six of our girls to Milan. They have been exploring the city and enjoying lots of amazing food and experiences including everything from cultural landmarks to theme parks. ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽข

Meanwhile back in Versoix, the girls have been treated to a fantastic variety of activities on and off the lake, including wakeboarding, banana boat rides and even a spot of golf. They have had an amazing time enjoying the great weather with their friends, and we hope that there will be lots more days like these to come! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–

As it is a long weekend, the girls have one more day to relax and enjoy themselves, and tomorrow many of them are headed to Luna Park in Lausanne! We are sure they will have a great time! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We wish you a wonderful end to your weekend!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

Our Weekend! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Dear all,

Our weekend was a blast! Our girls played some sports, enjoy the lake activities, trip to the cinema and McDonaldโ€™sย ๐Ÿ˜‹ , bonded over shared hobbies and seeing Netflix together.
It was an unforgettable time filled with lasting memories.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

Here is a video of Akmaral and Selin playing golf! โ›ณ

 

We wish you a great week ahead!

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Vienna Trip!

Dear all,

Sangeetha and Sofiya went on the Vienna trip was an incredible adventure through the heart of Europe.
They immersed themselves in the rich history and culture of the city and exploring majestic landmarks. โœˆ๐Ÿ™Œ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Graduates! โค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“

Dear all,

To the graduates heading off to university: Congratulations on this remarkable achievement! As you step into this new phase of your life, we couldn’t be prouder of you. It feels like just yesterday you were taking your first steps, and now you’re ready to spread your wings and soar.

We want you to know that we’ll miss you dearly. The house will be a little quieter, and our hearts will ache with your absence. As you embark on this exciting journey, make new friends, explore new passions, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Believe in yourself, trust your instincts, and don’t forget to call home from time to time. We have no doubt that you’ll achieve great things, and we’ll be here cheering you on every step of the way. Go chase your dreams, and remember that our love will always be with you. โค

 

With love,
Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend at Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dear All,

The weekend in the house was, as always, full of activities. We have almost reached the end of the school year and the girls are very busy studying. However. they found time to spend together in a fun atmosphere!

Some of them, like Coco, Mei Mei and Yuhan cooked lemon tartlets, others, like Kylie and Kate, baked some delicious cinnamon rolls! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Natalia and Akmaral enjoyed their time playing tennis. They loved it!๐ŸŽพ

Michelle, as well as Coco and Mei Mei, cleaned campus and surroundings joining the Community Service: well done girls!! ๐Ÿ‘

We wish you all a nice evening and a good start of the week ahead!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Madrid Trip โœˆ

Dear all,

Our weekend was full of activities and also a great trip! ๐Ÿฅฐโœˆ
Alondra, Sophie and Eugenia visit Madrid, enjoyed the sun, good food and watch the Final Mutua Madrid Open. ๐ŸŽพ

 

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Weekend!

Dear all,

Our weekend went very fast and the girls enjoyed the lovely weather! โ˜€๐ŸŒˆ
The activities are back on campus and they enjoyed them!

Mei Mei, Coco and Kylie enjoyed cooking, while Natalia and Addison played some tennis! ๐Ÿฅ˜๐ŸŽพ

On Friday, Sarah played at the Badminton Tournament final, even thought she didn’t win, she played very well and we are very proud of her! โค๐Ÿธ

Also, on Saturday Addison, Lola, Vivien, Adriana, Danielle, Coco and Mei Mei had the opportunity to go on a speed boat ride in the lake! ๐Ÿšค
Thank you to Mrs. Usher for organizing this amazing activity! ๐Ÿ™Œ

 

We are very glad our girls had an amazing weekend!

Have a nice week!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

 

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Football Tournament โšฝ

Dear all,

Yesterday, our girls played for the football tournament against Olympus All Stars. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The result was not the best, but our girls had a great time!

We are very proud of them! โค

Well done to Sophie and Michelle! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend at Villa du Lac ๐Ÿฅฐ

Good evening everyone,

The first weekend after the holidays was full of activities. Despite the weather not being on our side, the girls enjoyed their time together again. For many of them, exams are just around the corner, so study has been a priority. However, finding time to relax is fundamental!

In particular, Coco and Mei Mei decided to go to cooking and they made a super tasty crรจme caramel! Well done girls! ๐Ÿ‘

The arrival of Spring has given the girls renewed energy which saw Addison enjoying a run in the forest with some friends ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ andย Natalia playing lots of tennis and golf. And finally, Michelle joined the Community Service group and cleaned theย  campus and its surroundings.

We wish all the girls with exams the best of luck and you all a nice start of the week ahead!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome Back! โค

Dear all,

We hope our girls had a great time during the holidays! ๐Ÿ™Œ
It is very nice and energetic to see all the girls coming back and having the great house atmosphere again!

This is our last semester and the can’t wait to have a great time with our girls! โค๐Ÿคฉ

We wish you a great week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿคฉ

Dear All,

We have already reached the last weekend of this term before the Easter holidays and, as always, it was full of activities. Unfortunately, the weather did not help this time! However, the girls spent time together engaging themselves: on Saturday, despite the rain, Sarah and Laura Jane went to horse riding while Natalia and Michelle played tennis! ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽพ

On Sunday, Danielle and Bruna enjoyed doing some stretching and relaxation. In the morning, Paria decided to join the community service dedicating time cleaning around campus. And finally, Akmaral, Yuhan, Sofiya and Kylie baked delicious cookies for all the girls in the house: something sweet to finish the day with!!

We wish you all a lovely start of the week!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

2023 International Day of Nowruz

Dear all,

Last Tuesday, our Akmaral had the opportunity to be invited to Nowruz. ๐Ÿคฉ
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Weekend! ๐Ÿค—

Dear all,

Our weekend went by fast full of activities and great times! ๐Ÿคฉ

On Friday, our girls had an amazing time playing sports.
Badminton is a favorite in the house! ๐Ÿธ

Saturday, Laura Jane went to Horse Riding and spent some time with the horses. ๐Ÿด
Kylie, also went to cooking and did some Cordon Blue! ๐Ÿ˜‹
And Natalia, went to do some woodcraft! ๐Ÿงค

And our skiers/snowboarders said goodbye to the snow! โ„โ˜ƒ
It was their last day! They really enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

And of course, we had the cleaning day! ๐Ÿงฝ

We wish you a great week ahead! ๐Ÿคฉ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜

Dear All,

The weekend is almost over and our girls had so much fun! Spring is coming here and everyone is happy to enjoy the good weather ๐ŸŒž

Lots of activities took place during the weekend: some of our girls participated to the Community Service – Lola, Vivien, Sedef and Leyla spent time cleaning the campus. Well done girls!! ๐Ÿ‘

Food is always a highlight in our house: Sofiya cooked and enjoyed a delicious Carbonara! During Baking Club Kylie, Sofja, Kate, Sabina and Sangeetha prepared an Asian recipe – Honk Kong bread: super yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

Addison had an amazing time in La Tzoumaz where she enjoyed fresh snow and sunny weather for the Ski Club โ„โ˜ƒ

This week the girls will be participating in the CDL Talent Show –ย  pictures will come on Tuesday, so stay tuned!!

Have a lovely evening.

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Rome Trip โœˆ

Dear all,

During this weekend, Sangeetha and Leyla joined the Rome trip and they loved it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿคฉ

They had a great time, visiting the la Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, the Pantheon and the Vatican City! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

They also had the opportunity to watch the Six Nations match between Italy and Wales! ๐Ÿ†

And of course, they were so lucky, that they had the chance to meet the famous actor Luke Evans! ๐ŸŽž๐Ÿคฉ

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Weekend!

Dear all,

Our weekend went by very fast, full of activities, social time and cooking delicious meals! ๐Ÿคฉ

The famous activities for our girls, baking and tennis! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿฐ
Our girls made cookies and they were delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Dani had the great time at the Spa today! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜Ž

And finally, some of our girls took part of Community Service and helped with the pick up trash!
Well done Alondra, Eugenia, Addison, Kylie, Bruna, Sofiya, Wakana, Akmaral and Yuhan! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

We wish you a great week ahead! โค

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pillar 4 – Online Safety

Dear all,

Last Wednesday, during the House Meeting our Pillar 4 advocates, took the lead and introduced the Pillar 4 on our Wellbeing Programme. ๐Ÿค—

The main takeaway point was: are we conscious of how much time we spend on our phones – do we spend an equal amount of time living offline?

The girls answer to quiz with the following questions:

  • How many hours per day do you spend on your phone?
  • Which social media do you have? – select all that apply
  • Thinking of your followers – do you know them all?
  • On a normal day, do you speak more with friends in person, or via your phone?
  • Do you use your phone in the last 30 minutes before sleeping?
  • From what age do you think a young person should be allowed on Instagram / TikTok / Snapchat?
  • Do you think people only show a ‘good side’ of life on social media?
  • Have you ever experienced something negative online?

It was a great way for the girls to have a discussion between them. They got into a an agreement that next Wednesday, after our house meeting,ย  all of them will do a phone detox during the evening/night! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend Activities in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello everyone,

The weekend is over in Villa du Lac and our girls had so much fun! They enjoyed being able to get out and about in the nice weather ๐ŸŒž

They took part to lots of activities: some of them baked brownies and a delicious fruit crumble ๐Ÿฐ Others spent time skiing in La Tzoumaz! Last but not least, Sophie, Sarah and Eugenia participated in the boarding trip to Barcelona ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Now all that is left is for the girls to prepare for the week ahead!

We wish you a lovely one ๐Ÿ™‚

Villa du Lac Team

 

Boarding Assembly

Dear all,

Today, we have our monthly Boarding Assembly, where our prefects talked about what it is to be a prefect in Collรจge du Lรฉman. ๐Ÿคฉ

Done to Mila and Sofiya for taking the stage! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Very proud of them! ๐Ÿ’•

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Winter Camp โ„๐ŸŽฟ

Dear all,

Our holiday came to an end and the girls that went to the Winter Camp really enjoyed it!
Good weather, skiing, snowboarding and hanging out with friends! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We are very happy to have them back in the house! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Here are some videos from the week! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ

 

 

We wish you a great weekend! ๐Ÿคฉ

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Holidays ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Dear all,

We have finally reached the half term holidays and after a busy period, full of activities, smiles and laughs we are sure the girls are ready for a well deserved break!ย  ย ๐Ÿคฉ

We want to wish you all happy holidays and an amazing time with your girls!

The house will reopen on Saturday the 25th of February and we look forward to welcoming them back!

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Football Tournament โšฝ

Dear all,

Yesterday, we had our match against Olympus Gladiators for the Football Tournament! ๐Ÿ™Œ
We are very happy about the result and very grateful for the help from other students to achieve it! ๐Ÿฅฐ

This goal belongs to Sophie! โšฝ๐Ÿ˜Ž

 

Well done! ๐Ÿ’•

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

House Activity! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽณ

Dear all,

Yesterday, we had our House Activity. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Some of the girls went to bowling and the rest went to the cinema to watch – Babylon! ๐Ÿค—
Lot’s of snacks and a great time for girls!

Well done to the House Captains for organizing this! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

And of course, we could go bowling without doing a TikTok ๐Ÿคฉ

 

Have a nice week! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Weekend! ๐Ÿ‘ญ

Dear all,

The weekend in Villa du Lac has been a busy one! ๐Ÿ™Œ
We stared with Friday badminton and it was so much fun seeing the girls having a good time while doing sports ๐Ÿธ




On Saturday, we had a variety of activities. From baking to ski! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Yuhan, Coco, Mei Mei and Wakana did an amazing dinner!
It looked so delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜

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Here are some pictures from the weekend! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค—

Villa du Lac Nail Salon๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป

Always take a look at the tag before you put your clothes in the dryer. Otherwise you end up with baby clothes ๐Ÿ˜‚

Enjoying the sun โ˜€

Enjoying the sun โ˜€

 

Here is a little recap of our weekend! ๐Ÿ˜โค

 

We wish you a great week! ๐Ÿ‘

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend Activities ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Dear all,

This weekend the girls spent time in various activities and, luckily, the weather was really nice ๐ŸŒž

On Saturday, some of our girls went to La Tzoumaz for the Ski Club. They skied all day, going from slope to slope. It was a lot of fun. At the end of the day everyone was tired but very happy. We are fortunate to have such beautiful landscapes and to be able to enjoy them. ๐ŸŽฟ

Sarah went to cooking and she prepared a delicious chocolate mousse ๐Ÿ˜‹

Bruna and Sarah received unexpected gifts: flowers for both of them from special peopleย  ๐Ÿ’

On Sunday, some of our girls went to enjoy ice skating in Nyon. They had a great time! Elsewhere on campus, Ana Claudina helped to clean up around the school and Kate and Coco led the charge on our drive for sustainableย living in Villa du Lac by doing the recycling.

The artists among us helped Miss Alison to complete the house jigsaw puzzle (we found out Miss Alison really like jigsaws!!!๐Ÿคฃ).

Have a lovely start of the week!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

Boarding Assembly โญ

Dear all,

Today we had our monthly Boarding Assembly.
Lots of student lead content that got the girls thinking about all kind of things, from friendships and diversity to charity.

Following on from the charitable theme, we introduced “Partage” The Love. This is an action to help support people in need in the Canton of Geneva! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Our House Captains and Reps are also arranging a house activity to go to the cinema and bowling. This is will be taking place on the Sunday 12th! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽณ

 

 

Villa du Lac Teamย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Last Ski Weekend! โ„โ˜ƒ

Dear all,

This weekend was our last Ski Weekend and the girls had the greatest time! ๐Ÿ™Œ
From skiing to snowboarding, snow activities and study hall, our girls say goodbye to the Mountains ๐Ÿ”โ„โ˜ƒ

Here are some pictures from the weekend!

And of course, you can learn to ski without some falls ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Here is Sophie ๐Ÿ˜

We wish you a great week! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅฐ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well Being – Pillar 2 Building Positive Friendships ๐Ÿ‘ญ

Dear all,

During our House Meeting this week, we talked the Well Being Pillar 2 – Building Positive Friendships. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

The Takeaway point for this pillar will be:
  • What are the benefits of an international friendships?

Our girls had a great idea to show the international relationships they have around the house. ๐Ÿ˜ŠHere is the idea they came up with: because we all have our fingerprints, they decide to put theirs on a map, where they are from, and connect it with their roommate to show that they are from different side of the world and that boarding gave them the opportunity to create international friendships! ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป

It is so important and such a fantastic idea that we had to put it in the house! ๐Ÿ™Œ

 

Well done girls!! ๐Ÿ‘

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Football Tournament!

Dear all,

Yesterday, our girls played against Los Manitos 2 for the Football Tournament. โšฝ๐Ÿค—
Despite the result and the cold โ„ our girls did very well! ๐Ÿ‘

We are, as always, very proud of them for always taking part on the Tournaments and House Competitions! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’–

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mountain Weekend โ›ฐ

Good evening everyone,

We hope you had a nice weekend! Our girls had a fantastic weekend at the mountains โ›ฐ

They spent their days skiing, exploring and having so much fun with their friends! They enjoyed two beautiful sunny days on Saturday and on Sunday ๐ŸŒž For some of them it was the first time skiing, for others it was not, but the excitement and the fun were always there ๐Ÿคฉ

We really love to see them happy and with such big smiles!!

Here you are some pictures!

We wish you an amazing start of the week!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

โœจHappy Lunar New Year โœจ

Dear all,

Today, we celebrate the Lunar New Year! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

Lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 22 this year, when Asian communities around the world will say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Rabbit.

The year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar is designated the Year of the Rabbit.

The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy and good luck. Rabbits are also associated with the moon, because of the mythical Jade Rabbit who lives there.

In addition to the 12 zodiac animals, the lunar calendar is also based around a cycle of 10 “heavenly stems” each of which represents one of the five elements of Taoism: fire, earth, water, wood and metal. So 2022 was technically the Year of the Water Tiger, and 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit.

Last Wednesday, for our International Dinner we had Chinese Food to celebrate the New Year with our students! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We wish a Happy Lunar New Year to all of our students! ๐Ÿค—

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Badminton Tournament ๐Ÿธ

Dear all,

Last Tuesday, we had our first Badminton Tournament ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done to Kylie, Leyla, Sabina, Sarah and Selin ๐Ÿ’•

 

So good results but โ€ฆ to be continued!
We are looking forward to use wants happens next! ๐Ÿค

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

First Weekend Back! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Dear all,

This weekend was our official weekend back! ๐Ÿ˜Š
It was full of activities, fun and socializing with friends!

As usual, our weekend are full of activities, from tennis to baking. โšพ๐Ÿฅฃ

Kate and Vivien today joined the Community Service. They to pick up litter around the school!
Well done! ๐Ÿ™Œ

And of course, we can’t forget the study hall. ๐Ÿ“•
Sophie and Eugenia doing their Chemistry presentation!

Here are some videos of weekend:

Activities ๐Ÿ‘

And of course, the house favourite – TikTok โญ

 

We wish you a great week ahead! ๐Ÿฅฐ

 

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome! โญ

Dear all,

This term, we welcome three new girls to our Boarding House!
We are so excited! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Welcome Leyla! ๐Ÿ’–


Welcome Angelina! ๐Ÿ’–


Welcome Sedef! ๐Ÿ’–

The girls and the staff are very happy to have you in the house and super excited for the memories we will make together! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Christmas Album ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽถ

Dear all,

For a few weeks now, our girls have been rehearsing for the Christmas Album.
We are very proud of them for their hard work and commitment. ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅฐ

Today, we received the song and it’s amazing.
We leave it here for you to enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

 

Well done girls! โค

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend Activities

Dear all,

The key word for this weekend was FUN and we really hope our girls enjoyed their time before going home for Winter Break.

The special night of the year was on Saturday: the annual Winter Ball! In this magical night our boarders all got dressed up and gathered for s celebration together. Anticipation and excitement was high in the lead up and the event was a great success! The girls had a lot of fun dancing and spending time with their friends!

On Sunday we celebrated the Escalade, an annual festival in Geneva, held each December commemorating the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoy in 1602. The celebration involves smashing the Marmite of Chocolate by the youngest and the oldest persons present โ€ฆ well done Paria and Michelle!!

We are looking forward a great last week with the girls!๐Ÿคฉ

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

 

House Captains ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ

Dear all,

After a long period of deliberation, great effort and attitude coming from the students, we are pleased to announce that Michelle Armenta and Lola Burillo are the New House Captains from Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿคฉ

Congratulations girl!!!
We are very proud of you two ๐Ÿ’•

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Awards Ceremony ๐Ÿฅ‡

Dear all,

Tonight we had our Boarding Awards Ceremony and we are so proud of our girls ๐Ÿ’•

On the Boarding life, our winners were:

  • Danielle Tavares
  • Sylvia Michelle Nevarez
  • Paria Jowkar
  • Laura Jane Henderson
  • Sophie Rivera

For Boarding Activities, our winners were:

  • Natalia Loret de Mola
  • Eugenia Carmona
  • Sarah Perrin
  • Laura Jane Henderson
  • Sophie Rivera

On the Academic side, our winners were:

  • Yuhan – Best in Class (Semester 1)

  • Inรจs – Premiรจre Baccalaurรฉat

  • Danielle Tavares – Best in Class (Semester 1)

We are very proud of our girls for everything they accomplished this Semester.
A well done to all of them ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend in Villa Du Lac

Hello Everyone,

Our weekend is almost over, and it has been really busy for our girls!

Friday night started with plenty of socialising over good food ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday was all about activities; from badminton to cooking, and even a little festive spirit as we decorated the dining hall tree. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

And finally on Sunday our girls entered the inter-house Bake Off competition. The cake was delicious, and the artistry impressed the judges!

We hope you had a great weekend too.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Football Tournament โšฝ

Dear all,

With rain and cold our girls played an amazing football game! ๐Ÿ™Œ

We are very proud of our girls!
Well done, Eugenia, Natalia, Michelle and Sophie. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ


Leaving you a video of one of the goals!
This is one is from Natalia ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜

 

They are ready for the World Cup ๐Ÿ˜œ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Week ๐Ÿ˜

Dear all,

The week in Villa du Lac was busy and went very fast.
Our girls deserved a well-rested weekend! ๐Ÿคช

Christmas is around the corner and our tree is already up ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„


And Laura Jane can’t wait for Christmas and already open her calendar. Or maybe just wants the chocolates ๐Ÿ˜


On Wednesday, Sarah Perrin went on a Volleyball Tournament and ended up in 2nd place!
We are very proud of you Sarah! ๐Ÿ˜


On Saturday the girls went to Geneva, hanged out with friends and had a great time โญ๐Ÿฅฐ

On Sunday we the Gift Box Wrapping which consist in collecting and sending giftย boxes to poor families in eastern Europe. Eachย box had a specific set of items like (toys, stationary, school materials, sweets, toiletries…).
Well done to Natalia and Elina for taking part of this action ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

This weekend we had to amazing trips around Switzerland.
On Saturday some of the girls went to Interlaken to do some sightseeing and have a guide tour through with beautiful city!

On Sunday the girls went to one of the most famous Christmas Market – Montreux ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

Thank you very much!

We wish you a lovely week! ๐Ÿฅฐ

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pillar 2 – Fighting Bullying and Promoting Diversity

Dear all,

Last week we started with the WELLBEING: Pillarย 2 – Respecting diversity and protecting against bullying.

Take away point 1 – Integration and diversity are part of the international agenda of the world’s most important institutions.ย 

We talk about it at a lower level, at schools, work and public places. However, that topic is at the heart of the identity of all the major international organizations and that is something that sometimes we overlook to consider diversity something to think of at an individual level. Beyond the political message on the importance of diversity, institutions like the UN have a policy of promoting diversity in their work force and enabling all types of people to access job position within their ranks and therefore setting the example on integration and teamwork.ย ย ย 

During our house meeting, we asked the girls to tell us what Diversity meant to them, in the context of the school and the house. They were asked to pair up with their roommate and make a video or a voice note, discussing what they learned from each other’s cultures.

Here are some examples ๐Ÿ™Œ

Thank you very much to girls for getting involved in this little project. ๐Ÿค

 

We wish you a great evening! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weekend Activities ๐Ÿคฉ

Dear All,

First of all, we want to wish happy birthday to our Inรจs who turned 16 years old on Saturday! Happy Birthday Inรจs from everybody in the House ๐ŸŽ‚

During the weekend the girls enjoyed spending their time cooking! They prepared a delicious cake ๐Ÿฅฐ

On Sunday, they spent the afternoon playing laser tag! Such fun ๐Ÿ˜Ž

And finally, tonight they are rehearsing the Christmas song and getting ready to record it tomorrow! We really like seeing them laughing and bonding all together.

And now it is time to get ready for the start of a new week.

We wish you an amazing week ๐Ÿ˜Š

Villa Du Lac Team โ˜บ

A week in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿคฉ

Dear all,

This week was very busy and energetic for our girls ๐Ÿ˜

On Monday, we had the scariest night of the year … Halloween ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐ŸŽƒ


On Wednesday, during the Boarding Assembly, one of our Prefects, Sofya Navasardyan together with the other Prefects, gave a speech about the 44th Course de L’Escalade, a joyful and popular sporting event held on the first weekend of December that gathers together an impressive number of runners!

Well done, Sofiya! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ


On Saturday, Laura Jane went to a basketball tournament with the day students to play against Aiglon.
She really enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ€


As usual, our girls took part of the weekend activities and being with friends.
Here are some pictures from them! ๐Ÿ˜Š


This week, we also started our rehearsals for the Christmas Album, and it has been so good since the girls involved in this and coming up with great ideas! Very excited for Christmas! ๐ŸŽ…


On Sunday, our two Prefects went to an Escape Room with Mr. Usher and the rest of the Prefects
They had so much fun!! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ


Also, during this week we celebrated the birthdays from the girls during the break and the ones from this week together ๐ŸŽ‰

Leaving you with a little video to show our week in Villa du Lac! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

We wish you a great week! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome Back from the Holidays โ˜บ๏ธ

Hello everybody,

We are very glad that our girls are finally back. It is lovely to see them around the house again! ๐Ÿฅฐ

As you can see, they are in various stages of unpacking, relaxing, chilling and getting ready for the start of the school on Monday.

Everyone is happy to be back and we are looking forward a great half term together ๐Ÿ˜Š

Villa Du Lac Team โ˜บ๏ธ

 

During our Week ๐Ÿ˜‹

Dear All,

Our week is going very fast!
Everyone is excited for the October Break and our girls really deserve it ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Today and tomorrow, we are busy with packing and organizing their rooms ๐Ÿ™Œ

On Monday we had our basketball match – Day Students vs Boarders ๐Ÿ€ And the Boarders won!!!
We are very proud to say that Laura Jane was the only female boarder playing and she was amazing!
Well done LJ!
We are so proud of you! ๐Ÿ˜

On Tuesday, Ines Asseli and Mila Marzo received the Certificate of Membership to the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools.
We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿ’•

All of our girls have been amazing during this first half term! ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ

We will see you in November!

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜

Weekend at Villa Du Lac :)

Good evening, everyone,

The weekend was full of activities for our girls! Between Saturday and Sunday, the girls divided their free time between dancing, cooking and, of course, card games ๐Ÿƒย 

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It is really nice to see how they become closer and closer as the weeks go by!

Have a lovely start of the week.

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Weekend in Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜

Dear All,

This week went by very fast for our girls ๐Ÿ˜Š

On Friday night we had our usual Movie Night ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคฉ

On Saturday, they busy with activities and in Geneva in the afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜
They had baking, tennis, volleyball, chess and more ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

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In the evening, we had the Mediterranean Culinary Club where some of our girls cooked some Churros ๐Ÿ˜œ

Sunday, it was a chill day and evening, with studies to do, playing some cards and hanging out with some friends! ๐Ÿ™Œ

We wish you a fantastic week!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿค—

Basketball Tournament ๐Ÿ€

Dear All,

Today our girls had the second basketball tournament against Concha Annexe. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Although the score wasn’t what we were looking for, our players played very well, with respect, hard work and they weren’t scared.ย  Well done to them ๐Ÿ’•


This never happened before, we held a coed match at CDL, and the girls were incredibly brave to be the first. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Here is a little video from during the warm ups ๐Ÿคฉ

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Again, well done to our girls ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
We are very proud ๐Ÿ˜

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’•

Dear All,

We are very proud to tell you that Inรจs Assali and Mila Marzo have been chosen to be inducted to the National Honor Society (NHS). ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ

Inรจs Asseli

Mila Marzo

We are very proud! ๐Ÿ’•

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekend at Villa du Lac ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello everybody,

This weekend the fun started early: on Thursday we had a Tacos and Kahoot Night at Villa du Lac!! All the girls spent the evening cooking and laughing together ๐Ÿฅฐ

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday they enjoyed their selves in so many activities: tennis, a few hip hop steps, clubs and to finish with hands-on cooking… and, of course, food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

We really love seeing the enjoying free time and making new friendship ๐Ÿคฉ

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Football Tournament โšฝ

Dear All,

Yesterday we started the Football Tournament of the year.
We played against Concha House and regarding the result, our girls played so well! ๐Ÿ™Œ
We are very proud of them ๐Ÿ’•

Here are some pictures of the game. โญ

Well done girls!! ๐Ÿ‘Š

Lot’s of love from,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Weekend โญ

Dear All,

This weekend went by so fast!
Full with activities and good spirit around the house ๐Ÿค—

On Saturday the girls had Horse Ridding, Hip Hop, Cooking and Tennis! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

In the evening, they had the Mediterranean Club where we cooked Portuguese food – Bifanas! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜‹
What a good way to spend time with friends!

On Sunday, the girls had Golf, Baking, Sandwich club, Bodyshapping, Chess and Crossfit!!
What a list of great activities ๐Ÿ˜Ž

It was an amazing weekend for all of our girls! ๐Ÿ’•

Wishing you have an amazing week!

Lot’s of love,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Movie Night ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿฟ

Hello Everyone,

Last night we had our first movie night and the first movie wasโ€ฆTitanic ๐Ÿฟ

To make it a really good night, we had snacks and Danielle and Maria Luiza cooked a Brazilian snack – Brigadeiro ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜


Lotโ€™s of love,

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ’•

Basketball Tournament ๐Ÿ€

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, our girls had the first match from the basketball Tournament against Old Portena and they played so well!!
Good job girls!
Great Win!! ๐Ÿ’•

Wining Team (from left to right) Laura Jane, Sarah, Danielle, Maria Luiza, Sabina, Paria and Sophie

Here are some pictures from the match ๐ŸŒŸ

The girls had an amazing team spirit and fair play!
We are very proud of the girls ๐Ÿ’•

Leaving you this videos from our players ๐Ÿ€

 

We hope you all have a good weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Lot’s of love,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿค—

Villa du Lac Week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello Everyone,

This week has gone by fast and our girls have been busy!!

Last Saturday, some of our girls went to Lake Cleaning and they had so much fun! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done to Danielle, Bruna, Yuhan, Coco, Wakana and He He! ๐Ÿ‘

Also, last Tuesday we had our first house dinner and its was amazing!

On Wednesday, we had our usual House Meeting, we focused on the takeaway point of the importance of a healthy balanced diet for sports and everyday life! We are very glad and proud that we have a great group of girls that are very athletic!ย  ๐Ÿค—

Hope you have an amazing evening!

Lot’s of love,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ’•

Weekend Activities

Hello everyone,

This weekend was full of beautiful activities! We certainly did not get bored at Villa Du Lac ๐Ÿ˜‰

On Saturday night our girls cooked Carbonara pasta! After a little effort, they enjoyed their delicious creation! ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday we took advantage of the beautiful sunny day and some of the girls went to accrobranche… it was super fun and exciting! They really loved it.

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Mountain Weekend

Hello Everyone,

This weekend we had an amazing time in the mountains!

Getting some fresh air, beautiful views and amazing food!

Our students were involved in such fun and fantastic activities during Saturdayย  like climbing, shelter building, hiking, learning some survival skills from the bushcraft activity and for some more adventurous girls scaling Via Ferrata ๐Ÿ™‚
On Sunday we had the Olympic Games and it was so much fun!

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Thanks to Laura Jane Henderson, we can leave you an video to see how much fun and energetic this weekend was!

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Wishing a great week ahead!

Lot’s of love,

Villa du Lac Team

Hello :)

Hello there,

We are in the middle of the second week and continue to get to know each other ๐Ÿ™‚

Cooking is one the of favourite things to do in house!
Lola and Vivien are an example of that ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, we had our house meeting and a very important topic was our main goal!
Discover how we can use sport and our hobbies to maintain a healthy mental balance.
We are looking forward to seeing what initiatives the girls come up with ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing everyone a heathy and active week!

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday Ana Claudina :)

Hello from Villa du Lac,

It is almost the end of the first week of school and our students have been amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Still making new friendships, cooking and getting to know each other.

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Also today, we celebrate a very important birthday! Our boarder Ana Claudina turns 18!

Happy Birthday Ana! Lots of love from the Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Have an great day!

Villa du Lac Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELICIOUS WELCOME :)

The first weekend of the year started with chocolate tasting, home baking and a tour of Versoix! What a great start for our new students ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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We can’t wait to continue this amazing year together!

Villa Du Lac Team ๐Ÿ™‚