Extra-Curricular Opportunities

No school course, however well designed, can be complete in itself. The whole concept of enrichment must be an integral part, not an add-on, taking the girls beyond the syllabus and classroom learning to stretch their minds and inspire them further in all areas of their personal development.  Our enrichment programme does this. Girls will have the opportunity to try a wide range of activities, academic, creative, sporting, dramatic and musical, as well as participating in charity work locally and in the wider world.

The key is to try new things, to ’have a go’ without feeling embarrassed or constrained by a lack of ability to shine.  You don’t have to be brilliant at things to be able to enjoy them. We are looking for girls who are unafraid to take a risk, within or beyond the classroom: girls who understand that they learn as much from the occasional failure as from success.

Enrichment opportunities include debating and public speaking, with the chance to participate in the Model United Nations and perhaps European Youth Parliament competitions: film club, style analysis, school magazine, poetry club, creative writing, drama club, book club, art club, jewellery making, knitting, maths club, cookery and pastry club, charity work with Cartons du Coeur, and with international charities in which our alumnae play a prominent part: singing to and entertaining those in local homes for the elderly, or junior schools; International Award (known in Britain as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme) and many others.

On the sporting side we are introducing Ski Thursday, where girls can ski or snowboard for a half or full day at one of the nearby resorts, and also take part in a number of snow based activities. The tennis court will be flooded and frozen so girls can skate every day in the winter. In the summer, Sport Thursday allows the girls a day of water based activities on Lake Geneva, where they can experience water skiing, boarding, sailing, kayaking and of course swimming at the Olympic size pool nearby.  In addition to the timetabled sports lessons girls currently have the following clubs and activities; aerobics, gymnastics, yoga, running, ballet, tennis, walking, volleyball, fitness, hiking, biking, rollerblading and dance.

The trips and excursion programme encourages girls to get involved in both cultural and sporting activities, from the Qin exhibition with the Terracotta warriors, and the Tutankhamun in Geneva, to the world’s highest alpine coaster at Les Diablerets, zip wires or the aquapark.  Weekend and week- long excursions are made to more distant locations such as London, Paris, Barcelona, Istanbul, Rome, Abu Dhabi, Moscow or Beijing, with new destinations added each year.

A rich offering indeed! 

A timetable of a typical week’s activities can be found here.

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