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13
June
2023

Le Roc Newsletter June 2023 #2

LG Outdoor Programme

rafting

The summer term featured an unforgettable expedition where our students embarked on a thrilling journey of camping, climbing, rafting, and surfing. They experienced the beauty of nature while camping under the stars, tackled thrilling rapids during rafting, and rode the waves while learning to surf. This adventure fostered teamwork, resilience, and a deep appreciation for the outdoors. It created lasting memories and instilled a love for adventure in our students, preparing them for future challenges.

climbing wall

Alaia Bay Surfing

climbing wall

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13
June
2023

Le Roc Newsletter June 2023 #1

ECAs and Weekend Activities

MYP4 and MYP5 students have participated in at least 3 ECAs this term, with some students going above and beyond and signing up for up to 4 activities. The gym has seen high attendance from our boarders who never miss a workout. In terms of ECAs, students have been able to choose from academic subject clinics, creative activities, sports and even helping out at a nearby refugee centre. Before the DP2 exams we decided to privatise the SPA and take the boys for a relaxing session in which they enjoyed the jacuzzi, sauna and cold plunge.

We can't help but reflect on the fantastic weekend activities that our students had the opportunity to engage in. From exhilarating adventures to cultural explorations, our weekends were packed with excitement and new experiences. Here's a glimpse into some of the thrilling activities our students enjoyed:

Archery: Our young archers embraced their inner Robin Hood as they honed their skills in the art of archery. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, they learned the techniques of aiming, drawing, and releasing arrows with precision. The focus, discipline, and concentration required in this sport were evident as our students hit the bullseye and celebrated their newfound prowess.

Scaling new heights, our students challenged themselves on climbing adventures as we ventured into the great outdoors. The teamwork, trust, and problem-solving skills developed during these adventures were invaluable as they cheered each other on and reached for the summit.

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13
June
2023

Le Roc Newsletter June 2023 #6

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen ...

Farewell to our first graduates

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all families for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your child. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that fosters both academic excellence and personal growth.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value open communication and are always here to support you and your child.

Wishing you a restful and rejuvenating break ahead. We look forward to welcoming your child back for the upcoming term. A special goodbye to our first graduating cohort, the class of 2022/2023. They were amazing and they will be missed.

Warm regards from your houseparents, Naji, Mouna, Laszlo, Diego and Alex.

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13
June
2023

Le Roc Newsletter June 2023 #5

Birthdays

birthdays

We have had many birthday celebrations this term and we would like to congratulate again those lucky boarders who got to do their favourite activity, eat at their favourite restaurant and taste a delicious cake baked freshly by our local partner. Happy birthday Ahmad, Hristo, Sasha, Georgy, Jose, Julio, Maryam, Issy, Jimena, Nana and Maki. Happy birthday also to our boarding colleague Laszlo!

Boarders of the Week

Every week we choose two students who stand out for different reasons. Sometimes it is because of their positive attitude, while for others we acknowledge their contribution towards life in the boarding house, either by carrying out their duties to a high standard, or helping house parents or their peers. The outstanding students this term are:

  • 13th April: Maki and Julio
  • 20th April: Kira and Hugo
  • 27th April: Donya and Izad
  • 4th May: Dameli and Shuto
  • 11th May: Issy and Julio
  • 25th May: Nana and Mohamed
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    13
    June
    2023

    Le Roc Newsletter June 2023 #4

    School Trips to Iceland and Kenya

    Iceland School Trip

    This term we have taken the DP1s to London to visit different universities, as well as the whole senior school to either Iceland or Kenya.

    During the trip to Iceland, the group had a smooth start with a visit to notable sites in Reykjavik, including a unique lava show. They then explored Þingvellir National Park, swam in the Secret Lagoon, and witnessed stunning waterfalls and geysers. The following day, the students engaged in conservation work, collecting wood chips, clearing branches, and creating benches.

    Iceland School Trip

    They also visited a geothermal energy plant to learn about sustainable practices. The journey continued with visits to the Lava Centre, glacial lagoons, and Diamond Beach, where icebergs washed ashore. They explored Black Sands Beach and discussed sustainability. The students concluded their trip by returning to the conservation area, working on bridges, completing the forest path, and constructing benches, without forgetting a morning boat ride to see dolphins and whales. Overall, the trip provided a rich experience filled with natural wonders, cultural exploration, and hands-on conservation efforts.

    Iceland School Trip

    Kenya School Trip

    Regarding the trip to Kenya, the photos speak for themselves. Having said that, the students spent a week at the Chyulu Wilderness Camp in Kenya learning first hand about the culture of the Massai Mara people in addition to focusing on the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Project. Highlights from the trip include talking with the Maasai elders; making bracelets with the Maasai women and of course all the wildlife spotted on safari. As part of their CAS project, the boarders painted a local Maasai primary school and interacted with its students. This was for many the highlight of their trip. To offset the carbon emissions generated by the trip, we spent the last afternoon planting trees at the organic plantation.

    Kenya School Trip

    Kenya School Trip

    Kenya School Trip

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