Lovely trip to Tanzania!

Dear all,

We’re thrilled to share the incredible adventures of some of our Villa du Lac girls during the Easter holidays as they were lucky enough to travel to Tanzania. Through a Service Expedition blending community engagement and nature exploration, they’ve returned with hearts full of memories and experiences to cherish.

During the first week, our students actively participated in meaningful community service projects and engaged in sustainable learning initiatives, fostering connections and making a positive impact.

In the second week, they ventured to the captivating shores of Zanzibar, indulging in serene beach relaxation and immersing themselves in the culture of the region.

Below, you’ll find some photos of their journey. We hope these images convey a glimpse of the joy and growth they experienced.

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead! โœจ

Best wishes,

The Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome back!

Dear all,

We hope everyone had a fantastic Spring break, filled with joy and memorable experiences spent with loved ones. We are thrilled to announce that Villa du Lac is now open and eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back for the last months of the academic year.

We can’t wait to create lasting memories together, whether it’s celebrating graduation ceremonies, embarking on more trips, basking in the sunlight, or soaking up those summer vibes! ๐ŸŒž

Best wishes,
Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy holidays! ๐Ÿ’š

Dear all,

Once again, another term has passed by incredibly quickly!

We would like to wish you all a wonderful two weeks with family and friends. We look forward to hearing about your adventures and to creating new memories during this lovely spring, with longer daylight hours and – hopefully – amazing weather ahead! ๐ŸŒธ

Please remember the house will remain closed until the 14th of April. Thank you!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Boarding play this evening! ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿช„

Dear all,

This evening, we had the chance to witness a delightful play entitled “The Wizard of Oz: When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors.”

We are proud to share that Yoli took part in the play and delivered an outstanding performance! Our heartfelt gratitude to Iola and Ronan for their excellent direction of this wonderful production. We look forward to future productions!

Great job to all the students and staff involved!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Last weekend before the holidays!

Dear all,

This weekend, we enjoyed a variety of delightful activities. On Friday, the day was beautiful, with spring bringing blossoms to the trees and flowers blooming around campus. On Saturday, the girls had a fantastic time horse riding, playing games indoors, and baking delicious desserts. Sunday offered a plethora of enjoyable activities as well, including tennis, stretching and relaxation sessions, pilates, chess, the final day in Verbier for the ski group, a day at the spa, an art club session with Miss Madina, and another delightful bake-off skillfully prepared by Miss Alison.

These activities provided an opportunity for all the girls to bond and enjoy each other’s company before departing for the holiday at some point this week.

Thank you for the wonderful weekend! Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead and a splendid holiday!

Kind regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

 

Congratulations to Our Talented Girls for Their Outstanding Performance at the Boarding Talent Show

We are extremely proud to share with you the performance of our girls at the recent Boarding Talent Show.

United in a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, our girls delivered a beautiful spectacle composed of diverse scenes that captivated the audience from start to finish. Each act was a full expression of their determination, hard work, and passion.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the collective effort put forth by our girls. Not only did they work on conceptualizing and staging their performance, but they also dedicated time and energy to costumes and fabricating the necessary equipment needed for the show. Their commitment and creativity were exemplary in every aspect.

Bringing together the 36 individuals to create a harmonious and memorable show is no easy task, yet our girls rose to the challenge with determination.

In this moment of celebration, we express our deepest gratitude to our girls for their unwavering dedication and remarkable talents.

Once again, congratulations to our incredible girls for their performance at the Boarding Talent Show. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for them, and we wholeheartedly support them in their future artistic endeavors.

Best regards,

Villa du Lac Team.

Celebrating Our Boarders of the Week: Sarah and Ana Sofia

We are thrilled to announce that this week’s Boarders of the Week are none other than Sarah and Ana Sofia, our esteemed roommates. Not only are they already our Houses Captains, but they have also earned the prestigious title of Boarders of the Week.

Throughout the week, Sarah and Ana Sofia have been invaluable assets, offering their unwavering support and assistance. Their dedication and commitment have been evident in every task they’ve undertaken.

In addition to their regular responsibilities, they played a pivotal role in the success of the Talent Show. From start to finish, they were actively involved in the planning process, ensuring that every detail was meticulously arranged.

As we celebrate their achievements, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sarah and Ana Sofia for their well-deserved recognition as Boarders of the Week. Thank you for your outstanding contributions, and we look forward to witnessing your continued success in the future.

Villa du Lac – Weekend

Our VDL girls had a wonderfully eventful weekend, as usual. They engaged in a variety of activities, keeping themselves busy and entertained throughout. From outdoor adventures to indoor projects, they made the most of their time, exploring diverse interests and making memories along the way. It’s always heartening to see them so engaged and enthusiastic about trying new things.

Dinner at home!

Dear all,

Tonight, we had the pleasure of gathering together for a delightful dinner at Villa du Lac.

We savored a tasty Swiss meal that left our taste buds thoroughly satisfied. It was a wonderful opportunity to bond and enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of our cozy living room.

As the week progresses, we wish you all a pleasant remainder and a truly enjoyable weekend ahead.

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Boarding Assembly โญ

Three of our girls spoke during the last boarding assembly, and we are proud to share that with you.

We want to congratulate Emma and Yeva for having the courage to step onto the stage and talk about their journey to Finland. You both were fantastic, girls. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with us.

We also want to congratulate and thank Paria for introducing us to Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Everyone was delighted to learn more about your culture.

Meri: Our Star Boarder of the Week!

We are thrilled to announce that Meri has been chosen as our Boarder of the Week! Her dedication and helpfulness have truly shone through this week, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Meri took the initiative to clean the entire fridge on her floor without being asked. This act of responsibility and consideration for her fellow boarders exemplifies the kind of community spirit we value here in our house.

She has also been really helpful and supportive whenever anyone needed assistance. Meri has been there with a smile on her face and a willingness to help.

Meri, we want to extend our sincerest thanks to you for your help and positivity. Your actions have not gone unnoticed, and we are proud to have you as a member of our VDL family.

You’re a star!

What a weekend! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ†โ›ท๏ธ

Dear all,

What an extraordinary weekend it has been! With excitement in the air, four of our lovely girls went on a journey to Paris, where they marveled at the iconic Eiffel Tower and beheld the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa. Their adventures and pictures undoubtedly added a touch of magic to our weekend.

Meanwhile, back at Villa du Lac, the spirit of adventure continued with a thrilling Escape Room challenge that had hearts racing and minds buzzing with excitement. They showcased their wit and teamwork, emerging victorious from the labyrinth of puzzles and clues.

In addition to the thrill of the Escape Room, we were treated to a delightful workshop led by our esteemed House Tutor, Madina. Her guidance and expertise created an atmosphere of creativity and learning, enriching our weekend with new skills and perspectives. This time, with a focus on the artist Zao Wou Ki and poetry.

And let us not forget the March on Women’s Day, where we stood united in solidarity, celebrating the achievements and resilience of women everywhere. It was a powerful reminder of the strength and unity within our community. Apart from walking 4K for the march, sports also took center stage, with some hitting the slopes in Verbier for a day of exhilarating skiing, while others enjoyed a friendly game of tennis. Furthermore, we’re ecstatic to announce that our volleyball team emerged triumphant in the weekend tournament against other schools! Their hard work and dedication were truly commendable, and we couldn’t be prouder of their well-deserved victory.

Wishing you all a nice week ahead!

Warm regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Villa du Lac weekend

The girls had a jam-packed weekend filled with various activities. From invigorating sessions of Pilates, stretching, and relaxation to culinary adventures in cooking, they indulged in a range of interests. Additionally, they hit the slopes with the ski club, explored the latest automotive innovations at the Geneva Motor Show, enjoyed outdoor runs, engaged in friendly matches on the tennis court, and expressed their creativity in the art club. It was a weekend brimming with energy, exploration, and bonding experiences.

Happy Birthday Arshida!

Today is all about you, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this special day with you. Having you with us brings us immense joy and gratitude. You are such a kind, thoughtful, and intelligent person, and your gentle soul shines bright in our lives.
We hope you’ve had a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. Know that you are loved by us all. Here’s to many more incredible moments together.
Cheers to you Arshida! โค๏ธ

Skiing Adventures at Crans-Montana: A Winter Camp Recap โ›ท๏ธ

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news from our recent winter camp adventure at Crans-Montana, where the VDL girls had the opportunity to hit the slopes and experience the thrill of skiing amidst breathtaking mountain scenery.

Throughout their time at Crans-Montana, our girls embraced every moment on the slopes with enthusiasm and excitement. The weather conditions made skiing even more enjoyable, with clear skies and just the right amount of snowfall to create perfect skiing conditions.

Here’s to more thrilling adventures and memorable moments in the days ahead.

Girls’ Adventures in Finland: A Recap of Their Exciting Vacation โ„๏ธ

During the break, our girls embarked on a journey to Finland, where they immersed themselves in a world of fun and exploration. From the enchanting landscapes to the vibrant culture, their time in Finland was nothing short of extraordinary. From what we’ve heard, they had an absolute blast! As they return to us, we can see the sparkle in their eyes and the smiles on their faces, a testament to the wonderful memories they’ve created.

Here’s to many more unforgettable experiences and cherished memories ahead. Let’s make this school year one to remember!

๐Ÿก Welcome back!

Dear all,

We hope you all had a fantastic and well deserved break and are feeling refreshed. We are excited to let you know that Villa du Lac is back in action and we are glad welcoming the girls back!

It is hard to believe that we are already heading into the final stretch of the school year! Time really does fly and we have plenty of memories to make in the coming months… โœจ๐ŸŽ‰

Let’s dive back in and make the most of every moment together!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Joyeux Anniversaire Hectorine! ๐ŸŽ‚

Hectorine, we wish you all the best in the world as you celebrate your special day. You’re an amazing person, and we’re so happy to have you here with us at Villa du Lac. You’ve grown so much this year, and we’re confident that the future holds wonderful things for you.

We hope you had a fantastic day with your family, and we can’t wait for your return so we can wish you a happy birthday in person. Enjoy every moment of your celebration! ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy Birthday, Laura Jane! ๐ŸŽ‰

Laura Jane, on this special day, we want you to know just how much you mean to us. Your kindness, humor, and everything you bring to our home are truly cherished qualities. We love you with all our hearts and are incredibly grateful for your presence.

As you embark on another journey, we wish you the most beautiful year ahead filled with love, joy, and unforgettable moments. May this year bring you all the happiness and success you deserve.

Enjoy your day to the fullest!

Global Citizenship in VDL

This week we have been celebrating Internationalism at CDL and have spent time considering what it means to us, to be ‘Global Citizens’.

After much debate and discussion that included terms like: open-mindedness; responsibility; unity; collaboration; recycling; water conservation; friendship; collective community; mindfulness; awareness and global impact, the girls have created a short definition of what it means to us:

 

Happy Valentine’s Day โค๏ธ

Dear Girls,

On this special day of Valentine’s, we want to send you a message filled with love and tenderness. May this Valentine’s Day be an opportunity for you to feel all the warmth and sweetness of the love surrounding you. You are beautiful, strong, and exceptional, and we wish each and every one of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love.

With all our affection โค๏ธ

International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Dear all,

Yesterday, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by shining a spotlight on remarkable individuals like Maria and Inรจs, who are pursuing careers in the field of science. We all recognise how fortunate we are to live in a time where barriers are beginning to come down and have no doubt that these amazing young women will go on to inspire future generations.

As Nichelle Nichols says: โ€œScience is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going.”

We leave you with an inspirational video of just a few of our students who plan to get involved in the wonderful game of science!

Weekend activities!

Dear all,

We can’t quiet believe it but we have just completed our final weekend before the February break! As usual, it was a busy one…

Some of the girls had the pleasure of attending the first session of the Art Club, led by our wonderful House Tutor and talented artist, Miss Madina. The girls thoroughly enjoyed delving into various artistic techniques and insights. It was not only a fun experience but also a productive one, as they worked on developing their portfolios for future university applications, while also fostering their interests and enhancing their knowledge in the field of art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจโœจ

In addition to the Art Club, there were several other engaging activities organized over the weekend. These included running, horse riding, chess and skiing in Verbier. We want to extend our congratulations to everyone who participated in these activities; your enthusiasm and commitment are truly commendable! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡โ›ท๏ธ

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Lunar New Year! ๐Ÿ‰

Dear all,

On Wednesday, we gathered for the International Dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a delightful spread of delicious food. Additionally, yesterday, the girls celebrated with their friends, enjoying delectable dishes and reveling in music and dance together.

We take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt wishes for good health, prosperity, and happiness to all of your families during this special celebration! โœจ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dinner at home!

Dear all,

Tonight, we gathered once more as a house to enjoy dinner together. This evening’s menu featured lasagna, salad, and a delicious chocolate mousse. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงก

The meal was delightful, and we cherished the time spent together! ๐ŸŒŸ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŒŸBoarder of the Week: Lucy

We’re thrilled to announce that this week’s Boarder of the Week is Lucy! Lucy has truly embraced the boarding experience here, seizing every opportunity that comes her way with enthusiasm and energy.

Lucy’s active participation in a variety of activities has been truly inspiring. Lucy has shown remarkable dedication and involvement. Her willingness to immerse herself in the boarding community and make the most of her time here has not gone unnoticed.

We commend Lucy for her outstanding contributions and her positive attitude towards boarding life. Keep up the fantastic work, Lucy!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcoming Yeva as the New House Representative

With the departure of our beloved Bรฉatriz, the time has come for us to select a new House Representative. We are thrilled to announce that Yeva has been chosen as the fortunate successor.

Yeva, your journey throughout this year has been nothing short of remarkable. Your growth in confidence and maturity has been evident to all who know you. Your exemplary attitude and unwavering availability to assist whenever needed within the house have set you apart as a natural choice for House Representative.

As you step into this new role, we have no doubt that you will continue to thrive and lead by example.

Congratulations, Yeva, on this well-deserved appointment. May this opportunity propel you to even greater heights. We are excited to see all that you will accomplish in your new role as House Representative.

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Taco Night with Grade 12

For Sunday dinner, the 12th-grade girls with Monica decided to make tacos. Lola running the kitchen together with Monica the girls learned how to make tacos so that when they go to university next year they will know how to cook. Please keep an eye out for the next dish the girls will learn the next recipe.

A Sweet Experience: Chocolate Workshop with Klara Krueger from Hotelschool The Hague

We were delighted to welcome Klara Krueger from Hotelschool The Hague to our school recently for an engaging workshop centered around the world of chocolate. Klara, guided us through the fascinating journey of chocolate preparation.

During the workshop, Klara walked us through the various stages of chocolate making, from the cocoa bean to the final product. Her insightful presentation not only shed light on the intricate process but also sparked our curiosity about the art and science of chocolate craftsmanship.

The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the chocolate tasting session, where we had the opportunity to savor chocolates of different qualities. From rich and velvety dark chocolates to creamy milk chocolates.

Klara’s expertise extended beyond the workshop content as she graciously took the time to answer questions from our students.

The workshop not only expanded our knowledge of chocolate but also provided a glimpse into the world of hospitality.

Villa du Lac – Weekend

During the weekend, our girls had a busy schedule, diving into various activities to relax and stay active. They tried their hand at tennis and body shaping, explored Pilates and stretching, maximizing their time to balance physical fitness and relaxation.

In addition to the fitness routines, the girls also explored the art of cooking, experimenting with different recipes and culinary techniques.

To add a touch of winter magic, the girls ventured into the world of ice skating, gliding gracefully across the rink.

And they also had the chance to go skiing in Verbier in the Swiss Alps with the Ski Club.

 

Over the weekend, our girls also embarked on an unforgettable journey to Rome, and the excitement is still lingering in the air as they return with beaming smiles and unforgettable memories.

The trip was truly captivating, as the girls explored the deep history and lively culture of the Eternal City. Visiting iconic sites like the Colosseum and Vatican City, every step revealed the grandeur of Rome.

As the echoes of “Ciao, Roma!” linger, our girls have returned with hearts full of gratitude, new perspectives, and a newfound appreciation for the beauty that surrounds them. Rome may be known as the Eternal City, but for our girls, the memories created during this weekend are equally timeless.

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday Sofiya! ๐ŸŽ‰

On this special day, we want to take a moment to express just how much you mean to all of us here. You are an incredibly important member of our house, and having you as part of our family brings us immense joy.

Your presence brightens our days, and we are truly grateful to have someone as intelligent, kind, mature, and well-mannered as you are. Your warmth and positive energy contribute to making our home a better place for everyone.

As your special day unfolds, we wish you all the happiness in the world. May your journey ahead be filled with success, laughter, and beautiful moments. We can’t wait to reunite with you and create more wonderful memories together.

In the meantime, enjoy every moment with your family, soaking in the love and warmth they have to offer.

ะก ะดะฝั‘ะผ ั€ะพะถะดะตะฝะธั ะกะพั„ะธั! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

Exploring Healthy Relationships: Recap of Week Three

During an engaging third week the girls of the house explored Pillar Number 3, focusing on toxic friendships and relationships. This crucial topic prompted each of them to reflect deeply on the red, yellow, and green flags in their relationships.

At the end of this session, we organized an exciting Kahoot to test their newly acquired knowledge. We are delighted to congratulate Masha for her well-deserved victory, closely followed by Sedef and Maria.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŒŸ Boarder of the Week Spotlight: Alex

This week, we are pleased to highlight one of our outstanding boarders, Alex, as the Boarder of the Week. Alex has shown great kindness.

A few days ago, one of her close friends unfortunately had an accident and got injured. Alex’s compassion and generosity really made a difference, and we appreciate having such caring individuals in our house. She not only offered emotional support but also took initiatives to help her friend. Alex spent time looking after her friend, providing comfort and encouragement. Congratulations to Alex for being named the Boarder of the Week.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from our exceptional students!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, Evelyn!

Dear everyone,

Happy Birthday, Evelyn!

On this special day, we extend our warmest wishes to Evelyn, who celebrates her 17th birthday!

Your presence brings us a lot of joy, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate with you. Your unique light and tranquility enhance our house, and we appreciate the chance to share in your special day.

May the coming year be filled with loads of happiness, success, and unforgettable moments! โœจ๐ŸŽ‰

Warm regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Exploring International Friendships and Microaggressions

The girls engaged in open and informative discussions about international friendships, sharing their experiences and discovering the diverse perspectives that enrich our school community. We also addressed the delicate topic of microaggressions, those seemingly harmless comments or behaviors that can have a negative impact on the targeted individuals.

At the end of the conversation, students were invited to reflect on their own experiences by responding to a questionnaire. The central question was, “What microaggressions have you personally dealt with or witnessed?” This encouraged our girls to share their experiences, raise awareness among their peers, and contribute to creating a more inclusive school environment.

Happy Birthday, Lola! ๐ŸŽ‰

Today, we come together to celebrate a truly special member of our house โ€”Lola! ๐ŸŽ‚โœจ
Wishing her a day filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments. May the year ahead be as bright and extraordinary as you are!
On this special day, we want to express how happy we are to celebrate your birthday together. Your presence adds so much warmth and happiness to our house, and we are grateful to have you as part of our family.
As we mark this special occasion, know that you are surrounded by people who truly appreciate the remarkable person you are. โค๏ธ

๐ŸŒŸ Boarder of the Week Spotlight: Evelyn

We’re thrilled to announce that this week’s “Boarder of the Week” is none other than the amazing Evelyn! ๐ŸŽ‰

Evelyn has truly stood out for her exceptional kindness and unwavering support towards her fellow boarders. Her welcoming attitude has made a significant impact, especially when it comes to assisting new members in settling in.

This recognition is well-deserved, and we want to express our gratitude for the positive energy and generosity you bring to our house . Congratulations, Evelyn!

 

Happy birthday, Anastasiia!

Dear all,

We are thrilled to share the joyous news that today marks Anastasiia’s birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

On this special occasion, we want to express our sincere appreciation for having you here at Villa du Lac. Your presence adds a special charm to the house and we hope you thoroughly relish this day with your family.

We are looking forward to celebrating together and making this day even more memorable!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

An Unforgettable Ski-Weekend at Leysin

This past weekend, our boarding community embarked on an exiting trip to Leysin, and what an adventure it turned out to be!

From Friday, we hit the slopes for some thrilling skiing experiences at every level, guided by instructors. The snow-covered mountains provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable weekend.

But that’s not allโ€”students also had the chance to enjoy tobogganing, ice skating, and an exciting excursion to Glacier 3000. The variety of activities ensured that everyone found something they loved, making it a weekend filled with fun and sport.

Whether carving through the snow or gliding gracefully on the ice, laughter echoed through the mountains as friendships were strengthened. The memories created during this weekend will undoubtedly be cherished for a long time.

Until the next adventure!

Boarder of the Week

Our first Boarder of the week of 2024 is Sedef. She did an amazing performance during the Monthly Boarding Assembly-you can see the incredible appreciation of the audience ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘.

Not only was it a beautiful performance, but what impressed us the most was that Sedef took the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and do something that she might not have had the confidence to do in the past.

Congratulations Sedef, what an achievementโค๏ธโค๏ธ!!!!

 

Wintry weekend ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿค

Dear all,

This weekend the girls engaged in a variety of indoor activities. From the rhythmic beats of hip hop to the culinary artistry of cooking Cordon Bleu and mashed potatoes, they explored a spectrum of interests. Laser tag added an exciting twist, while bodyshaping, pilates, stretching, and relaxation sessions brought balance to the energetic mix. For the adventurous spirits, horse riding and running club outdoors were thrilling options!

Wishing everyone a delightful week ahead! โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿค

Best regards,
Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Lovely dinner at home!

Dear all,

Tonight, we had the pleasure of enjoying some truly delicious and flavorful Indian cuisine. It was an absolute delight! Gathering together, we shared good food and felt a sense of warmth that made us feel more at home
๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š

Here’s to good food, great company, and the joy of feeling at home no matter where we are! ๐Ÿกโค๏ธ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wellbeing Pillar 3 – Cultivating Positive Friendships and Relationships

Dear readers!

As we embark on the journey through the pillars of personal growth and development, we’re thrilled to dive into Pillar 3 – Cultivating Positive Friendships and Relationships. Over the next four weeks, our focus will be on fostering a supportive and uplifting social environment that enriches the lives of our students.

As we venture into this four-week exploration of cultivating positive friendships and relationships, we invite our students to embrace the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. Together, let’s create a school environment where genuine connections flourish, and where everyone feels supported on their journey towards becoming the best version of themselves. Stay tuned for insightful reflections, shared experiences, and empowering stories throughout this transformative journey!

Warmest wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sedef’s Remarkable Performance

We are thrilled to share an exceptional performance that recently took place at the boarding school assembly.

Sedef’s performance left us speechless. Her smooth and expressive playing captivated the audience, creating an atmosphere filled with emotion and admiration.

While her piano skills were impressive, what truly moved us was how she conquered her initial nerves to deliver a stunning performance.

Sedef not only showcased her immense musical talent but also inspired each of us with her determination to overcome apprehensions.

We warmly congratulate her for this outstanding performance and eagerly anticipate witnessing more stars shine among our talented boarders in the future

Warmest wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, REGINA!

Dear Regina,

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year ahead! Your presence in Villa du Lac brings an abundance of joy, kindness, and a delightful sense of tranquility. We feel truly fortunate to have you with us, and your positive influence adds a special touch to the entire boarding house.

May your birthday be filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments!

FELIZ CUMPLEAร‘OS โœจ๐ŸŽ‰

Warmest wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Farewell to Beatriz โ€“ A Remarkable Boarder of the Week

It is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to one of our exceptional members, Beatriz, who has recently been recognized as our “Boarder of the Week.” ๐ŸŒŸ

Throughout her time with us, Beatriz has displayed an exemplary attitude that has left a lasting impression on everyone at CDL. Her positivity, kindness, and unwavering enthusiasm have been a source of inspiration for us all.

Beatriz, you will be greatly missed! Your contributions to our community have not only enhanced our living experience but have also created a welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your outstanding demeanor and the positive energy you’ve brought to Villa du Lac.

As you embark on new adventures, please know that our doors will always be open for you. We encourage you to keep in touch and share your experiences with us. And, of course, don’t forget to drop by and visit us whenever the opportunity arises. Your presence will be warmly welcomed, and our home will not be the same without you.

Thank you, Beatriz, for being an integral part of our community and for leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and we look forward to the day when our paths cross again.

Take care, and may your journey be filled with joy and success!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our Exceptional Boarder of the Week – Masha

It’s time to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our two latest Boarders of the Week for this season.

We are thrilled to shine the spotlight on one of our outstanding residents in this week’s edition of “Boarder of the Week” โ€“ the wonderful Masha! ๐ŸŒŸ

Masha has truly exemplified what it means to be an exceptional member of our community. Her energy, enthusiasm, and positive spirit have not only brightened the atmosphere at Villa du Lac but have also set a fantastic example for her fellow boarders.

We want to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to Masha for her unwavering commitment and outstanding participation. Whether it’s contributing to communal activities or simply spreading joy, Masha has truly made a significant impact.

Thank you, Masha, for your exemplary presence. Let’s all join in congratulating Masha for this well-deserved recognition.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Secret Santa๐ŸŽ…

The air was filled with excitement in Villa du Lac as each girl carefully selected a thoughtful gift for her chosen Secret Santa.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to every girl who participated in this wonderful event. Your generosity, creativity, and the genuine spirit of giving truly made this Secret Santa celebration memorable. It’s heartwarming to witness the bonds of friendship and unity that have been strengthened through the simple act of sharing a gift.
In the true spirit of the season, your participation has not only brought smiles to each other’s faces but has also created lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. We applaud your enthusiasm and the positive energy you have brought.
As we continue to celebrate the joy of the season, let us carry the spirit of giving and kindness with us into the coming year.
Wishing you all a joyful and festive holiday season! โ„๏ธ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Celebrating the Magic of Winter: A Night to Remember

We are thrilled to share the joyous moments of our Winter Ball, a night filled with enchantment, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. It was a magical evening.

As the night unfolded, the entire house came alive with the twinkle of fairy lights and the sound of music echoing through the halls.

From the exquisite gowns to the stylish suits, everyone radiated a sense of glamour and sophistication. The Winter Ball was not just a celebration of the season but also a celebration of the unity and camaraderie that binds us together as a community.

Dancing under the soft glow of winter stars, we reveled in the beauty of the moment, cherishing the bonds that have been formed within these walls. The laughter, the joy, and the shared experiences of the night will undoubtedly linger in our hearts for years to come.

To all the girls who made this night truly special, you were all stunning. Here’s to the magic of winter and the warmth of shared moments. Until the next celebration, may the glow of this extraordinary night continue to light our days.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Marmite de l’Escalade ๐Ÿ’ซ

Every December, Geneva honors L’Escalade, remembering the thwarting of a Catholic Savoyard attempt to conquer the Protestant city.

The celebration includes diverse traditions, such as breaking the “marmite de l’Escalade,” a chocolate cauldron filled with marzipan sweets. The eldest and youngest participants unite, striking the cauldron together to unveil the hidden treats inside.

The youngest member of the household is Bella, and the eldest is Lola. With great enthusiasm, they joined hands to break the chocolate cauldron.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

A Weekend Packed with Activities at Villa du lac!

This weekend was nothing short of thrilling for our girls! Filled with an array of activities, they had the chance to expend their energy in various exciting ways.

They kicked off with invigorating tennis matches that not only showcased skill but also sportsmanship. Equestrian enthusiasts among them enjoyed a delightful afternoon of horseback riding.

In the realm of fitness, the girls participated in a session of body-shaping and stretching/relaxation, allowing everyone to unwind and recharge for the upcoming week.

But the excitement didn’t end there! Our girls also headed to the cinema for a cinematic treat. Some opted for the heartwarming story in “Wish,” while others embarked on the thrilling journey of “Hunger Games.”

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy 18th Birthday Kate!

Dear Kate,

Wishing you the happiest 18th birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰

As you reach this milestone of adulthood, may the coming years be filled with incredible experiences, personal growth, and all the happiness you deserve. We look forward to sharing many more memorable moments with you.

Happy Birthday once again, and here’s to a future filled with success, love, and endless possibilities!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank You for a Sweet Gingerbread Effort!

We want to give a big shout-out and a sincere thank you to Ana Sofia, Arshida, and Masha for participating in the recent Gingerbread Competition. Your efforts made it a fun and festive event for all of us.

We appreciate the time and energy you put into making our house a lively and enjoyable place. Thank you for your contributions to the Gingerbread Competition, and we look forward to more shared moments in the future.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Boarding Awards!

Dear all,

This evening, we celebrated the achievements of our boarders in three distinct categories: Boarding Life Awards, Activities Awards, and Academic Awards.

Below, you’ll find some inspiring quotes that resonate with the essence of each category, alongside the names of the accomplished Villa du Lac young women who received recognition in each section. Our heartfelt congratulations extend to all the other girls who have contributed significantly to the realms of boarding life, activities, and academics. Remember, this is not the culmination of your journey; more opportunities for recognition await you. Your diligence and dedication do not go unnoticed!

Boarding Life Awards โœจ

“I don’t want to be part of a world where being kind is a weakness.” – Keanu Reeves

Congratulations to Laure Jane, Sarah, Ana Sofia and Paria for their outstanding achievements in this category.

Activities Awards ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‡

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

Our sincere congratulations to Bea, Alex, Marina and Carmen for their exceptional contributions.

Academic Awards ๐Ÿ“š

“Empower yourselves with a good education.” – Michelle Obama

Well done to Inรจs, Marina, Emma, Anastasiia, Alex and Evelyn for their commitment to academic excellence.

As we celebrate these achievements, we look forward to more opportunities for growth and recognition. Your hard work is not ignored, and we commend each and every one of you for your dedication to excellence!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday YEVA!

Dear Yeva!

Wishing you a fantastic birthday! We are thrilled to have you with us, and celebrating your special day together fills us with joy. Your presence adds so much to our community, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to share in your birthday celebration. May this year bring you immense happiness, success, and memorable moments.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

L’Escalade Triumphs, Montreux Magic, and Celebrating Inclusivity

Dear all,

This weekend was quite different, filled with various sports events such as the popular L’Escalade in Geneva, and a delightful visit to Montreux and its lovely Christmas Market. ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽก

Despite the cold weather, Arshida, Marina and Sofiya bravely participated in L’Escalade, completing all the kilometers they had committed to with smiles, contributing to the sporty atmosphere!

In Montreux, the students had an amazing and incredible day, with some snow in the mountains providing picturesque and breathtaking views. They also enjoyed shopping in the little stalls, spending some festive and pleasant time together before heading home in the upcoming weeks.

Masha engaged in horse riding, honing her skills with the lovely horses in the stable, while Bella continued to participate in tennis.

Lastly, to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disability, the students shared some suggestions to enhance inclusivity in the different houses and implemented improvements where necessary. Well done for the efforts!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Boarder of the week – Yeva

We are thrilled to announce and celebrate the outstanding efforts of one of our remarkable boarders โ€“ Yeva!

This week, despite facing health challenges, Yeva has been really supportive and helpful. In recognition of her contributions, Yeva has been elected as the Boarder of the Week.

Well done, Yeva!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Winter Festive Concert

This evening, our talented students took center stage at the Winter Festive Concert, showcasing not only their musical prowess but also their dedication and passion.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Yoli and Ana Sofia, whose performances illuminated the evening and left an indelible mark on all those fortunate enough to be in attendance. Yoli and Ana Sofia, you have not only entertained us but have also inspired your fellow students to explore and express their own unique gifts.

A resounding thank you to all who made the Winter Concert a night to remember.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

A Sweet Victory for Our Talented Pastry Chefs

We are thrilled to share exciting news from Villa du Lac: our girls shone in a recent bake-off competition and clinched the first place with their sweet masterpiece, a magnificent Pavlova!

Sofiya, Masha, Ana Sofia, and Sarah formed an unbeatable team, showcasing theirย exceptional pastry skills. The competition was fierce, but our students embraced the challenge with grace and determination, resulting in the creation of a Pavlova that was as delicious as it was visually stunning.

We would like to warmly congratulate Sofiya, Masha, Ana Sofia, and Sarah for their outstanding commitment and exemplary teamwork.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Villa du Lac – Weekend activities

Our girls had an amazing time engaging in various activities. From stretching and relaxation sessions to exciting horse riding adventures, the weekend was filled with joy and laughter. The girls also had the opportunity to cheer on a thrilling hockey match and showcase their creativity by decorating for the upcoming holiday season. It was a weekend packed with fun, friendship, and memorable moments!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Samedi du Partage

As is the tradition each year in the canton of Geneva, we rallied together to participate in Sharing Saturday. This initiative unfolds within supermarkets, where dedicated volunteers offer shopping bags to customers, guiding them towards essential products highlighted in the distinctive pink bags.

A huge shoutout to Sofiya for stepping up with a big smile and for bringing positive vibes and making a real impact. You guys rock!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear all,

On this special Thanksgiving day, we expressed our gratitude for the abundance of blessings in our lives. Heartfelt messages poured in, resonating with appreciation and thankfulness. Many of the girls at Villa du Lac shared their profound gratitude for their families, friends, food, and the simple joy of being alive!

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!ย From the entire Villa du Lac Team, we want to extend our sincere thanks to all the remarkable young women in our house, each contributing their distinct and wonderful personalities to our daily lives. Your uniqueness is valued, and we are grateful for each of you.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

VDL Boarder of the Week

In the spirit of recognizing the exceptional individuals who contribute to the warmth and camaraderie within our boarding family, we are delighted to announce the first-ever “Boarder of the Week” at Villa du Lac.

While every girl in our house possesses remarkable qualities, it’s heartening to shine a spotlight on those who go above and beyond in demonstrating kindness and support. This week, we are happy to congratulate Paria for earning this special honor.

Despite facing the challenges of being unwell last week, Paria showcased an outstanding sense of teamwork and collaboration. Her actions exemplify the true essence of what it means to be part of a supportive community. Even in the face of adversity, Paria’s kindness and willingness to help others have not gone unnoticed.

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tonya our Shining Star ๐ŸŒŸ

Today we celebrate the talent of one of our brilliant girl; Tonya. She has recently demonstrated an extraordinary performance that did not go unnoticed.

In addition to her outstanding talent, we cannot overlook the brilliance of her humor. Tonya has the rare gift of bringing a smile to everyone around her.

It is a privilege for us to see a student like Tonya not only succeed but also bring a special light to our boarding family. We are confident that her future will be as bright as her personality, and we look forward to witnessing all the extraordinary achievements that lie ahead.

Congratulations, Tonya! Keep shining โœจ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, Amanda!

Dear all,

Today, we come together to celebrate Amanda’s birthday! Amanda, your presence is a true treasure, bringing warmth and joy to every corner of VDL. As you turn 17, may the coming year be filled with exciting adventures and personal growth. We look forward to seeing the incredible person you are becoming.

Happy birthday, Amanda! Here’s to a year ahead filled with love, success, and countless smiles. ๐Ÿค—โœจ

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wellbeing Programme initiatives

The last week, we dedicated time to our well-being program, focusing on fostering a sense of respect. One of the initial initiatives involved prompting the girls to reflect on the concept of respect by asking, “What does respect look like to you?” The girls enthusiastically shared their own definitions by writing on sticky notes, capturing their unique perspectives on the essence of respect. Stay tuned for more insights and reflections from our well-being journey!

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Copenhagen & Weekend in Villa du Lac

Dear all,

This weekend some of the girls went to Copenhagen and spent some quality time together despite the cold! They had a fantastic time exploring the beautiful city center and came back tired but very happy.

For those staying in the house, we started to get a little bit festive. You might say “It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”. We had some tasty chocolate brownies, sang karaoke, played Just Dance, drank hot chocolate and even started decorating the house. For some of our more adventurous girls, a trip to Andilly Christmas Park was taken and if there had been space in the bus, we are quite certain that they would have brought at least one donkey home!

Not only were we getting festive in the house, but the charity Christmas box event took place in Leman and a number of the girls went to help pack gifts for disadvantaged children around Europe. It is a fantastic charity and we are so proud that our girls got involved! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒฒ

 

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Spanish dinner (at home!)

Dear all,

This evening, we had the wonderful opportunity to share a home-cooked dinner together. We were fortunate to savor some delicious Spanish paella and magdalenas, and it turned out to be an absolute success! ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง

 

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Odd Socks Day!

Today we are celebrating “Odd Socks Day” to encourage students and staff to embrace individuality and differences by wearing mismatched socks. The not matching socks represent the uniqueness of each individual, like all the amazing girls we have in Villa du lac. The emphasis is on appreciating differences and discouraging judgment based on appearances. Well done for joining this lovely initiative! ๐Ÿงฆย  #OddSocksDay #AntiBullyingWeek

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Europa-tastic Weekend

We’re excited to share some wonderful news! This weekend, our girls embarked on an exciting adventure to Europa Park. Packed with enthusiasm, they set off on a journey filled with thrilling rides and unforgettable moments.

We trust that this experience will not only be entertaining but also contribute to the overall growth and development of our girls. We look forward to hearing their stories and seeing the smiles on their faces when they return.

Wishing our girls a fantastic time at Europa Park!

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Inรจs-day! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’–

Dear Ines,

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and an absolutely fantastic year ahead! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ You truly are the sunshine of our house, radiating joy and warmth with your beautiful smile. Your positivity lights up our days, and we’re so grateful to be celebrating your special day together. Your radiance and kindness know no bounds, and it’s a joy to have you as a part of our boarding family. May this year bring you countless moments of happiness, success, and fulfillment.

Que cette annรฉe t’apporte autant de bonheur que tu apportes aux autres. Encore une fois joyeux anniversaireย Inรจs !๐Ÿงธ

Warmest wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, Cici!

Dear all,

Today is a special day as we gather to celebrate Cici’s birthday at Villa du Lac. We are very happy to have Cici as part of our community, and on this joyous occasion, we extend our warmest wishes to her for an amazing year ahead. May this birthday celebration be filled with joy, laughter, and beautiful memories that will linger throughout the coming months.

Happy birthday, Cici!ย  ็”Ÿๆ—ฅๅฟซไน Here’s to a year of shared moments and continued growth together ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ๐ŸŽ€

 

Best wishes,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wellbeing pillar 2 – Race & Ethnicity

Ana, our house tutor, and Amanda have joined forces to champion the second well-being pillar, which focuses on protecting against bullying and promoting diversity. Ana leads this ambitious project, and Amanda was selected to be the advocate for this pillar and is deeply committed to driving it forward.

You can find below the photos of Amanda presenting this project, along with the first mission entrusted to all the boarding school students.

 

Wet & windy weekend in Villa du Lac!

We have been back a week and already the summer sun seems like a distant memory and we all felt the inevitable arrival of autumn, accompanied by a lot of wind and rain! This weekend was one for indoor activities and the girls indulged in some of their favourites, such as chess, stretching and relaxation, horse riding, and tennis.

The house truly becomes a home when we can be cozy and relaxed, shielded from the rain and chilly temperatures outside! Many films were watched, hot chocolates consumed and teas made! โ˜•๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽฌ

Warm wishes for a lovely week ahead,

The Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Double the cake, double the fun! Happy Birthday Tonya and Cayla

On this special day, we want to celebrate not only the passage of time but also the bond that you two share. Your presence in our house is a true blessing, and we want you to know just how much you mean to us.

As you celebrate another year of life, may you be surrounded by happiness, laughter, and the warmth of friendship. Your journey ahead is filled with promise, and we are excited to be part of it.

Happy birthday to the inseparable duo that brightens our home. You are loved, cherished, and appreciated by all. Here’s to a fantastic year ahead, filled with wonderful memories and shared moments.

With heartfelt wishes Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

From Classroom to Culture: Students’ Trip to Cambodia and Vietnam

For the October break the girls embarked on an unforgettable journey to Cambodia and Vietnam. Packed with excitement and curiosity, these young travelers set out on a cultural and educational expedition that would leave a lasting impact on their lives.

The students visited local communities, engaged in meaningful volunteer work, and learned about the challenges faced by these resilient people.

As they return to our school with hearts full of memories and a broader perspective on the world, they carry with them the understanding that travel is not merely about visiting places but connecting with people and cultures. This experience will undoubtedly shape their future in the most profound ways.

We are proud of the girls who embarked on this journey, and we look forward to hearing more about their adventures.

Warm regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Autumn Break! ๐Ÿ‚

Dear all,

The first 8 weeks have flown by here in Villa du Lac and, having shared many moments of fun and excitement together, we are now bidding bon voyage to all the girls as they head off on their much-deserved holidays!

We wish all the girls a wonderful and refreshing break, and are looking forward to making many more happy memories together on their return.

Please note that we will be closed from Sunday the 15th of October at 9am until Saturday the 28th at 9am.

Warmest wishes,

The Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekendful memories!

We are thrilled to share the exciting weekend our girls had! They enjoyed a packed schedule filled with various activities that kept them active and engaged.

On Saturday, the girls got their groove on with some fantastic hip-hop dance lessons, and they showed off their tennis skills on the court.

They were able to expend their energy before enjoying their free time, whether in Versoix or Geneva.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Today, our girls have more exciting activities waiting for them. They had the opportunity to choose to participate in the chess club, swing those golf clubs, or indulge in a rejuvenating stretching and relaxation class.

Stay tuned for more updates!
Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday Alex!

Today is a special day as we celebrate not only Alex’s birthday but also the wonderful presence she brings to our boarding community.

Her kindness have made her a beloved member of our house. Her empathy and sociable nature are genuine assets that contribute to the warmth and harmony of our home.

On this special day, we want to express how much she means to all of us. May your day be filled with joy, and may the year ahead bring you countless moments of happiness and success.

 

Once again, Happy Birthday Alex! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Heartwarming news from Villa du Lac

Masha has volunteered to bake delicious brownies and sell them during lunchtime tomorrow.

The goal? To support the work of SOA Charity, an organization dedicated to provide aid to underprivileged children in Zambia. This initiative does not only demonstrate the compassion and determination of our students but also highlights the power of individuals to effect positive change.

We look forward to seeing you at the brownie sale outside panthers during lunch (12:15 – 13:40) !

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

A remarkable performance of Ana Sofia during the Boarding Assembly

We are incredibly proud to have such passionate and talented students, and today, we want to shine a spotlight on one such student who left us all impressed.

Yesterday, Ana Sofia took the stage in front of the entire boarding school community and delivered a lovely performance of the song “Shallow.” Her voice resonated through the hall, captivating everyone in attendance.

We would like to express our gratitude to her for sharing her incredible talent with us. It takes courage to perform in front of a live audience, and she did it with grace and skill. We look forward to witnessing more outstanding performances in the days to come.

For those who missed this remarkable performance or want to relive the magic, we have attached the video for you to enjoy. ๐Ÿคฉโ€‹๐ŸŽ™๏ธโ€‹๐ŸŽตโ€‹

 

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday, Sedef !

DoฤŸum gรผnรผn kutlu olsun Sedef !

We are absolutely thrilled to have you as part of our school community and to celebrate this special day with you. You are an exceptional young lady, and your presence brightens every corner of our school. Your kindness and warmth are felt by everyone, and you are dearly loved by all.

May this year bring you joy, success, and countless beautiful moments. We’re grateful to have you with us Sedef, and we can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’ll accomplish in the future.

Warmest wishes on your birthday !

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Harry Potter Puzzle Triumph!

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully completed the puzzle! After spending some quality time piecing it together, we can proudly say that Harry Potter has emerged from the 1500-piece jigsaw.

Kudos to all the girls who participated!

Warm regards,

Villa du Lac Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Magical Weekend: Disney Adventures and More!

This weekend, twelve VdL girls embarked on an unforgettable adventure to Disneyland, where they immersed themselves in the enchanting world of thrilling rides, encounters with beloved Disney characters, and mesmerizing fireworks displays commemorating the park’s 30th anniversary. Their collective experience was nothing short of magical, leaving them incredibly happy, though a tad weary, from the exhilarating weekend.

Meanwhile, back in VdL, the girls also seized the opportunity to engage in a diverse array of activities. From friendly matches of tennis and intense bouts of chess to culinary adventures in the kitchen and even an excursion to another amusement park, their days were filled with fun and laughter.

 

We can safely say that a restful night’s sleep awaits us all, our dreams filled with the wonderful memories we created this weekend.

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead!

The VdL team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy birthday, Iara!

Today, we celebrate Iara’s birthday, who had the chance to be in the enchanting world of DisneyLand this weekend! ๐Ÿฅณโœจ

Now, we’re looking forward to continuing the celebration at Villa du Lac! Wishing Iara a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

 

Villa du Lac Teamย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

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™‚