Is an international school really that different? Come and find out why we think beyond academic success. Learn how our holistic approach inspires to students to acquire 21st century skills and be ready for the future.
Join us on campus and speak to our Middle School, High School Principals and students on campus as they share what makes their experience unique.
Visit Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle is an island castle located on Lake Geneva. It is situated at the eastern end of the lake, on the narrow shore between Montreux and Villeneuve, which gives access to the Alpine valley of the Rhône. Chillon is amongst the most visited medieval castles in Switzerland
Community Service, Litter picking campus
During our well-being tutorial, we focused on Attachment figures this week, the second key takeaway of this Pillar 5. Attachment theory focuses on relationships and bonds (particularly long-term) between people, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. The quality of our early attachments profoundly influences two things:
• our personality
• Our relationships later in life
Depending on their attachment style, our students are either able to empathize with others, share feelings with other people, show trust, engage in long-term relationships, have high self-esteem, enjoy intimate relationships, seek out support etc., or not.
Since our attachment styles are formed so early, we neither remember much about this stage of development nor do we have control over it. Therefore, our attachment traits are typically subconscious and automatic. Consequently, we might find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy patterns, in our relationships with ourselves and with others, repeatedly.
So, since Awareness is the beginning of change, tonight we asked our girls to take an attachment questionnaire quiz to help them figure out their attachment style.
In tonight’s house assembly, we focused on the first key takeaway of this pillar: Time in, How do you connect with the inner world?
What we experience in our inner world, which includes our feelings, thoughts, perceptions, memories, beliefs, hopes, dreams, desires, motivations, longings etc., can occur even without us being aware of it. The lack of self-awareness entails the failure to see the patterns in our behaviours and thinking. As a result, we risk making choices that are not aligned with what we really are and with what we really want.
On the contrary, when we develop the habit to pay attention to these inner experiences we become more self-aware. This can help us have more control over the decisions and choices we make and prevent us from being at the mercy of our own feelings, desires and external negative pressure.