This year's Graduation Ceremony took place at Solalex, a mystic place very close to Villars.
Mr. Christophe Clivaz director of Swiss Learning will be visiting the above mentioned cities, to meet with parents, alumni and sponsors. If you would be interested in meeting him during his visit please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Summer Camp Team!
As our Head of Junior Campers, Alvaro Juega has a weatlh of experience which began when he was 12 years old and attended his first summer camp at Beau Soleil.
"I loved it from the very first moment and that was what kept me going back summer after summer. I made friends who I still keep today and was lucky to share many other summers with them.
This summer, I am looking forward to meeting all the new campers, as well as seeing again those from other years. They will have an amazing summer, full of activities and opportunities and they will make amazing friends and memories that they will never forget."
"Each year, as soon as summer finishes, I am already looking forward to going back the following year!"
On Wednesday, March 23, Collège Champittet proudly welcomed back participants of the Haute Route 2016 – an expedition during which students hiked in skis from Chamonix to Zermatt, a total of 90km, (5500m of height difference and 8000m of descent). The students' smiling and tanned faces were barely marked by fatigue. They were happy and proud to have been able to experience such a unique adventure.
The 2016 edition benefited from ideal weather conditions which allowed last year’s participants to join the team. In 2015, students had been forced to stop the expedition due to bad weather. They picked up where they had left off a year ago to finish this mythical route.
Parents of our adventurous students gathered on campus to welcome the group back. After some photographs and a speech from Roland Lomenech (Academic Director), students were presented with a certificate by Samy Schonne, the students’ sports teacher who accompanied the group on the expedition. He congratulated each one of his team members and shared a few stories of their unique journey.
Sunshine, good snow, laughter and a strong team spirit enabled our champions to excel and come back filled with good memories. Congratulations to them !
Imagine a Summer Camp that lets YOU create the camp of YOUR dreams in Switzerland with all YOUR favourite activities.
We would like to let you know that Collège du Léman has just launched its new website for its 2016 Summer Camp!
BOOK PREMIUM ACTIVITIES AND VISIT SWITZERLAND
As you may know, our camps team will offer this year a new concept of “Build Your Own Camp”, where each child can choose their morning and afternoon activities between Genius, Premium and Action options ! Our Summer Camp will welcome boys and girls from 8 to 18 years from all over the world during 2 sessions in our fully secured campus for a healthy experience of intellectual and physical achievement with a lot of activities!
Excursions give Summer students an opportunity to see another side of Switzerland during the Swiss Excursion Week.
Experience our new website NOW!
We also would like to remind you that Collège du Léman offers other camps during the Summer. Click here to download our camps offer.
DAILY NANO CAMP (4-7 years)
Our Nano Camp offers young students the possibility to do fun games and outdoor activities. For more information, visit our website.
TEENS CAMP (8-18 years)
Our Daily Teens Camp offers students the possibility to do a fun programme in the morning and follow sailing classes in the afternoon. For more information, visit our website.
SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS WITH JUILLIARD (10-18 years)
From July 9th to July 22nd, children will be inspired to explore and cultivate their creative talent through a unique programme designed by The Juilliard School and taught by Juilliard-affiliated artists. Students from all over the world will choose a focus of music (instrumental or vocal), dance, or drama, culminating in a final performance to celebrate what they have learned and created over the two-week experience. During the programme, children will be encouraged to grow as an artist and will be surrounded by students who share their enthusiasm for the performing arts. For more information, please visit our website.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information,
The Summer Camp Team
Collège du Léman is pleased to present the launch of our New Gap Programme
An exciting programme for high school leavers and young adults who want to get inspired and be empowered to achieve their dreams!
This experience-based programme, taken over 1 or 2 semesters, teaches students the personal, social, leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills to discover their own potential, develop a vision for their life and achieve something of value as a global citizen in a world full of opportunities. It is a blend of self-directed learning, workshops, travelling, adventure, mentoring and practical experience delivered in a stimulating environment.
The programme is open to high school leavers and young adults from age 17. It will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on the beautiful grounds of Collège du Léman. Options for both boarding and day students are available.
Click here to download our new brochure!
Semester 1 starts Wednesday 31 August 2016
Semester 2 starts Monday 9 January 2017
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The announcement of the alliance between Collège Champittet and Mont Olivet was a historical moment for both schools. We have decided, based on our common values, to ally and to offer a high quality pedagogical project to our pupil and parent community.
There will be a wider range of study programmes to choose from in our Matura section from the start of the next school year. Students in years 10 to 12 at the Lyceum Alpinum will be able to follow a course of studies leading to the “Swiss Matura Examination” (schweizerische Maturitätsprüfung). You can read more about it in this Newsletter. We would be most happy to answer any questions you might have personally.
Best wishes from Zuoz
Balz Müller Dr Iris Guery
Head of School Head of Admissions & Marketing
New Matura programme !
In school year 2016/17 an additional course of studies will be available at the Lyceum Alpinum leading to the “Swiss Matura Examination”. On 10 and 11 March 2016 we will be in Zurich, where we would be happy to tell you more personally about this new option. More information is available here
Curtain up on the theatre season !
In mid-February the English Theatre Company staged a production of “Pronoun”, a play by Evan Placey. The work revolves around the debate on gender issues. Under the direction of Ivo Bärtsch, the ensemble put on a school production of the highest quality. Here is the video. This season’s production by the Shakespeare Company is Lukas Bärfuss’ adaptation of Parzival. The eagerly-awaited première is on 15 April 2016.
Rostrum place for the ice hockey team
Our school team fought its way to an excellent second place on the winners’ rostrum in the Swiss Middle School Championships held in Wetzikon, where it succumbed to the home team in the final. In 2017 the tournament will be taking place in Zuoz with a home advantage for our team. Here is the gallery.
Order Easter cards
As one of the CAS projects the IB student Minami created hand-drawn Easter cards and will sell them to raise funds for a good cause. The money raised will be donated to “The European Federation for Street Children". Click here for further information and to place orders.
Zuoz on the road
At the time of writing Head of School, Mr Balz Müller, is visiting Shanghai and Seoul. Details of the Asia itinerary and where we will be in the next few months can be found here.
Information event on the new Matura programme, Thursday, 10 March 2016 & Friday, 11 March 2016, 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00-19:00, Haus Hiltl, Zurich
March Holidays, from Saturday, 27 February to Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Shakespeare Company "Parzival", from Friday, 15 April to Monday, 18 April 2016, Zuoz Globe
Zuoz Globe Talks with the local musicians Fränzlis da Tschlin, Sunday, 13 March 2016, 20:00, Zuoz Globe
I question when there has ever been a more exciting time to be an arts educator, as leaders, their advisors, captains of industry, entrepreneurs, universities and much of the working world become increasingly aware of the importance of the arts within 21st century learning. After years on the periphery, it is starting to be recognised that the arts in fact belong in the centre. CdL is no exception. We offer a rich and varied Fine Arts programme...
Cet automne 2015 a été riche en événements et en émotions au Rosey Concert Hall. Deux pièces de théâtre, deux concerts classiques d’exception, un spectacle musical ainsi qu’un concert pour les familles ont fait résonner notre belle salle de concert pour cette première partie de saison.
Nous avons été très heureux de vous accueillir nombreux à ces différents événements, et nous nous réjouissons de vous retrouver après la pause d’hiver, en avril 2016.
Nous aurons le plaisir de vous présenter un ciné-concert de Charlie Chaplin avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève dirigé par Philippe Béran pour une projection du « Kid » le 12 avril. Puis c’est l’ensemble « les Dissonances » qui nous feront vibrer le 9 mai sur huit saisons : quatre de Vivaldi et quatre de Piazzola. Enfin, la formation chère à nos cœurs romands, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, dirigé par un ancien Roséen, Alexander Joel, terminera en majesté le 3 juin la deuxième saison.
Deux autres événements, hors-abonnement, complèteront ce printemps culturel. Le 26 avril, dans la blackbox, nous vous proposons « l’Or » d’après l’immense Blaise Cendrars pour une soirée musicale et poétique en toute intimité. A l’opposé du 20 mai où, pour célébrer l’Afrique et les projets caritatifs du Rosey sur ce continent, le spectacle « Do You Speak Djembe » donnera le rythme d’une grande soirée africaine.
Pour plus d’informations sur ces différents événements ainsi que sur les abonnements de demi-saison, vous pouvez vous rendre sur notre site web www.roseyconcerthall.ch.
Au nom de toute l’équipe du Rosey Concert Hall je vous souhaite une très belle année 2016 et me réjouis de vous retrouver en avril !
CHARLIE CHAPLIN : LE KID
12 AVRIL 2016, 20h15
Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
Philippe Béran, Direction
(Projection du film avec musique live)
THÉÂTRE: L'OR D'APRÈS BLAISE CENDRARS
26 AVRIL 2016, 20h15
La merveilleuse histoire du général Johann August Suter. D’une langue incroyablement flamboyante, Blaise Cendrars projette littéralement l’histoire (presque) véridique de Johann August Suter, suisse aventurier qui quitte un beau jour de 1834 femme et enfants pour traverser l’Atlantique et le sauvage continent américain.
LES QUATRE SAISONS : VIVALDI/PIAZZOLLA
9 MAI 2016, 20h15
Ensemble Les Dissonances
David Grimal, Direction et Violon
Antonio Vivaldi : Les Quatre Saisons
Astor Piazzolla : Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
DO YOU SPEAK DJEMBE ?
20 MAI 2016, 20h15
Venant d’une convergence entre de la musique orchestrale classique et de la musique africaine, le spectacle a aujourd’hui évolué en ce nouveau mélange dynamique. La composition d’artiste inclut le maestro du kora Seckou Keita et un groupe exceptionnel de musicien ouest-africains et internationaux sur des djembés, kora, dundun, balafon et d’autres instruments africains traditionnels, ainsi que des claviers, des tambours et des voix.
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE
3 JUIN 2016, 20h15
Alexander Joel, Direction
Harriet Krijgh, Violoncelle
Ludwig van Beethoven : Coriolan, ouverture op. 62
Dmitri Chostakovitch : Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre n°1 op. 107
Felix Mendelssohn : Symphonie n°4 en la majeur, op. 90, « Italienne »
Informations, prélocations et abonnements disponibles sur www.roseyconcerthall.ch
Experience a Summer that is Uniquely Beau Soleil !
At Beau Soleil, our Summer Camp is huge fun! We welcome children aged 7 to 16 from around the world to an exceptional environment where they are challenged, encouraged and supported through a wide range of exciting activities and experiences.
Add to this mix inspiring language courses in either English or French and you have the keys to the experience of a lifetime. A Summer Camp where international friendships are born and participants leave with only one wish; to come back again.
"Beau Soleil is the best summer camp ever! If I have to put it into three words, they would be: Great, fun and exciting. I hope to get back next year." Gabriel
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On behalf of all the staff at Beau Soleil, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year, and all best wishes for 2016.
As we start a new year and a new term, it seems fitting too to look back and to reflect upon the fantastic achievements and events of last term. After a final Celebration Assembly with seasonal readings, songs, reviews of the term and a formal farewell to Mrs King, we closed the year in spectacular fashion with an Arts showcase. Miss Davies, her cast and crew, all deserve rich praise for their role in producing The Clearing. With an evocative and innovative set design, superb acting and tight technical support, this was a truly engrossing and emotive piece of theatre. Mr Porter and his team of musicians, with staff and student choirs then gave us a wonderful concert which included sublime instrumentals, beautiful solos and one particularly memorable duet from Polina and Sadiq. Audience members were treated to an Art Exhibition as they left the building, and were able to enjoy some of the stunning work that our IB and GCSE students have been creating this term.
We are also delighted to announce the arrival of a very special Christmas present for Mr and Mrs Bates: Benjamin George Thomas Bates, who was born on Christmas Day afternoon! I am sure you will join us in wishing them all well.
Looking ahead, we have many exciting developments in the pipeline. Our new temporary classrooms are fully furnished and ready for lessons next week. The French section students will be moving back to the Grand Pont building, where they were originally located, whilst work on the new building is underway. The rooms have all been renovated over the Christmas break to ensure a high quality learning environment. We hope to start the major demolition work on site at the end of this term, with all the preparatory elements already underway. Please rest assured that Mr Ray and I will be liaising very closely with the building team to ensure that the impact on our day to day school life is kept minimal.
With a New Year comes the time for reflection and a fresh start. I hope that over the coming months all our school community will work with me in ensuring the highest standards of behaviour, appearance and academic endeavour. I will be asking students to think carefully about the choices they make and the impact of their behaviour on others, so as to maintain a positive and warm atmosphere of which we can all be proud.
This is the term of Mock examinations for Grade 10 and Grade 12. These provide an opportunity to track progress against examination criteria and an all-important rehearsal of working under examination conditions. I hope that the students have revised carefully over the holidays, following their teachers’ and tutors’ advice, as set out in the school reports published in December. Feedback on these examinations will be provided in the Parents’ Meetings on Friday, 12th February, from 9 am until 12. Further details will be sent out regarding this by your son or daughter’s Head of Section.
Finally, the snow is falling in Villars and we advise the parents of all students returning to school by private transport on Sunday to check the local weather forecast. In the event of heavy snowfalls, we recommend that drivers take due care and that vehicles are equipped with winter tyres and snow chains. In the highly unlikely event of the road to Villars becoming impassable, we shall inform parents via the school website and email. Should you have any questions regarding transport arrangements please contact Sian Rogenmoser: firstname.lastname@example.org Other queries regarding the start of term should be directed to the House parents who will be welcoming your children back to school this weekend.
We look forward very much to seeing the students this Sunday 10th January and to the start of a happy and successful second term.
Victoria Del Federico