Thanksgiving dinner

Dear all,

Tonight was thanksgiving dinner ! The dining hall committee members decorated the dining hall with our residential house parent, Lucélia. We ate stuffed turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolis, corn, cookies and an apple pie. It was delicious and it was so pleasant to be all houses together. We are thankful to each and every one of the student and staff who attended this special evening !


Weekly meeting – presentations

Dear all,

As every Wednesday, we had our house meeting. This time, Betty and Alina, as part of their Wellbeing project, made a presentation against bullying. They worked hard and it was very informative. Congrats, girls !

We also drew names for the Secret Santa, because Christmas is fast approaching ! We watched the MADS video made by our students from the Make a Difference Society. We mentioned the Ski weekends for 2021 and the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.

The great CDL bake-off !

Ladies and gentlemen,

Today was a special day. Today was… the bake-off competition !

Our judges, Mr Usher, Mme Salamin and Mme Nord had to taste cakes. Each house had to bake their own cake. For now, we do not know the winner, because all cakes were very nice !

Our girl, Muslima, made beautiful pavlovas ! Yummy !!

Muslima made these ! Congratulations, Muslima !!

The cake from Concha, the primary boarding house !

Léman 1’s snowmen

Mr Usher with all the cakes.

Week-end 13-15 november

Dear all,

We had a lovely week-end.

Some girls did photography…

Gabriela during the photography workshop

Others went horse riding…


Some went biking, playing tennis or badminton, and some decided to take some time to wrap gift boxes for children in Eastern Europe !

What is this about ? the CDL community decided to fill, wrap and send around 70 gift boxes to children in need in Eastern Europe, to make sure these children will have a gift for Christmas. We are so proud of everyone who took part in this lovely project.

Delicious diversity

As part of the second Wellbeing Pillar, our girls have celebrated diversity this weekend in the Kitchen, by cooking some dishes from their countries. They have chosen this way to show a bit about their cultures. We have had a tasty and beautiful dish from Korea and our french girls cooked delicious crêpes. Bon appetite!

Spirit week at CDL

Dear all,

Last week was Spirit week here in Collège du Léman. This is part of the Wellbeing Pillar number 2, dedicated to fighting bullying and celebrating the differences and diversity among our community.

We have students and staff coming from everywhere in the world, and our school is a very good example of achieving goals and working together, although we don’t always have the same language or culture.

Last Sunday, our boarders gathered in the football field to shoot a video, wearing a mask, (of course) with their countries flag. We are so proud of them !

Week-end, 7-8th November

Dear all,

This week-end, our girls got to join many activities, like photography, zumba, tennis, and the brand new fashion & beauty club, organised by Miss Lucélia from Villa du Lac and Miss Monica from Old Portena ! And on sunday morning, as usual, we had a delicious brunch.

We had fun together and the weather was nice, although winter is coming ! 🙂

Emilia & Valentina, our VDL twins !

Olga and her friend Anastasiia from Terray, doing photography


Special thanks to our kitchen staff who work everyday ! Only three of them in the picture, but they are more chefs working at CDL 🙂



Boarding assembly… new version

Dear all,

On Wednesday evening, we attended our boarding assembly… but in a new way ! Due to the new coronavirus restrictions in Switzerland, the Collège du Léman team decided the boarding assembly should be pre-recorded and broadcasted in all houses so the students do not mix.


Our girls simply had to sit in the common room and watch the video. Thanks to everyone who worked on this project, we have been able to hear our boarding director, Mr Usher, but also our prefects, hear about new projects, listen to Mr Antonio talking about the wellbeing pillars, getting news from the World News committee, pay tribute to Lebanon… All this while sitting together in the comfort of our own home ! Safe and sound 🙂

Trick or treating in CDL

Dear all,

Last week-end, the youngest borders of Collège du Léman went trick or treating around the houses for halloween ! We decorated Villa du Lac and welcomed the children with candies. They looked amazing with their masks on !