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Extracurricular Activities

The 2020-21 Extracurricular Programme Brochure is available for download or you can click below to discover the sports, clubs, academic, performing and visual arts activities that we have to offer.

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Preschool Extras
Download the weekly schedule here.

ART WORLDCDL Art World 300x200

PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

This class will be a great way to creatively explore concepts and themes learned in the regular classes. In this course, the students will develop their reflection capacity and problem-solving skills in a fun way. They will interact with new and recycled materials through which they will learn different artistic techniques and the vast options that the art world offers them. Each activity will be adapted to the ages, needs, and abilities of the students.

Yearly Fee: CHF 760

COOKINGCDL Extra Cooking 300x200

PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

The cooking activity aims to promote development and learning. Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but one that has been used for years as an important teaching and development tool for all ages. Cooking activities help children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. The act of following a recipe can encourage self-direction and independence, while also teaching children to follow directions and use thinking skills to solve problems. Physical development: chopping, squeezing, spreading and mixing are all cooking skills that help develop a child’s small muscle control and hand coordination. Cooking inspires children’s curiosity, thinking and problem solving by offering new opportunities to make predictions and observations.

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

CLASSICAL DANCE BY RAD UK

PS2-PS3: English spoken

Classical dance lessons develop preschool children’s physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of movements and musical styles.
As in music, classical dance is the basis for all other dance forms and some sports: hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, rhythmic gymnastics, ice skating...

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

COMBO SIESTA + RUGBYTOTS

PS1: English and French spoken

Designed for the youngest, this option provides the opportunity to join up the need of the Siesta prior to joining the Rugbytots activity.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,200

DAYCARE

PS0-PS3: English and French spoken

The Preschool section offers the opportunity to entertain, monitor and supervise children after the end of class. Children will be engaged in different activities such as social games, walks, time for rest etc.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri (from 15h15 to 18h45). Day care PS0-PS1 & PS2-PS3 Wednesday (from 12h30 to 15h15)

Yearly Fee: CHF 530 (1 day a week during term time)
Occasional Daycare: CHF 25 / time

GYMNASTICS ABC

PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

Discovery of floor and apparatus gymnastics (balance, suspension, rotations) in the form of fun courses and materials discoveries.
Objectives: Development of psychomotricity, coordination, pleasure practice.

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

JUDO ABCCDL Extra Judo ABC 300x200

PS2-PS3: French spoken

The goals of our activity are the development of motor skills and coordination, but also the awareness of the child’s body in space, respect for his body and that of others in a healthy and playful environment. We offer you the possibility of joining a team of instructors, officials of the Swiss Judo Federation, Swiss Olympic, Youth & Sports members and of Vaud and Geneva Cantonal Associations, who will be happy to share their knowledge, at the upper belt exams, their experiences and their passion for this art. Wearing a Kimono is compulsory for the practice of this Martial Art. From the second lesson, we will provide your child with a Kimono, certified and embroidered with the image of the BSA school, for an amount of CHF 50.

Yearly Fee: CHF 930

MINI-TENNIS

PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

For children who want to learn the basics of tennis in a fun atmosphere, this is a fun-filled introduction to tennis, using eye-hand and motor skills games and activities. Beach balls, foam tennis balls, and other teaching aids are used. The group size is limited to 4 students and the class lasts 30 minutes. Children need to provide their own tennis racket (19-21 inches).

Yearly Fee: CHF 930

MUSIC EXPLORERS

PS2-PS3:  English spoken

These music classes are 45 minutes long and designed to introduce preschool students to the joy of singing, listening to music, and playing tuned percussion instruments. The students will also have opportunities to listen to and learn about some of the more common instruments. Students will have an opportunity to learn fun, age appropriate songs and rhymes in English and French. Emphasis will be given to singing in tune, with clear diction and mastering simple rhythm patterns and musical concepts.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

PONIES AND NATURE DISCOVERYCDL Extra Ponies 300x200

PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

Your child will develop listening skills, gain self-confidence and ease the contact with animals. He will learn how to respect the basic safety rules during grooming and riding lessons. At the beginning of the riding lessons your child will exercise how to improve the balance when riding a horse and how to follow the rhythm of the movement of the animal.

During grooming lessons your child will learn about the tools and the techniques used for keeping the horse clean and healthy. During the lessons it will be explained how to feed the ponies and the type of food that will be given. Testing for successful participation of the child to these lessons done by the teachers will be mainly focused on the respect of the safety rules by the child. Then, the exercises on the horse will be focused on techniques of rising trot, be lunged on the pony by a monitor, driving the pony during walking (straight, right and left circles...), stability exercises. Improvement in horse riding and grooming technique will be evaluated by the teachers on the base of the child’s active participation and attitude.

Additional contact with other animals like dogs, cats, birds and plants is part of the instruction program.

A certificate will be provided at the end of the course.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1’050

RUGBYTOTS

PS1-PS3: English and French spoken

Rugbytots Geneva is a team activity whose main objective is the development of coordination and motor skills through sport. It is a fun and non-contact activity around rugby for toddlers where we learn to share and socialise.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1’020

SIESTA

PS0-PS1: English and French spoken

This option is reserved for PS0 & PS1 children who are having a nap in the afternoon.

Yearly Fee: CHF 530

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PS2-PS3: English and French spoken

The purpose of this activity is to familiarize children with the aquatic environment, to provide basic lessons for beginners and advanced lessons for the most proficient students. Learning takes place with appropriate training accessories (noodles, kickboards, mats) to make it more interactive. Courses are held in swimming pools of various depths (from 0.8m to 2m).

During the first session, the instructors will evaluate your children’s’ level in order to place them by level group. To move from level to level tests have been developed.

Discovery:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds. Stand up and make the starfish on the back with equipment. Go get a ballasted object at small depth. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Beginner:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds then take a breath and join the red square. Jump off the edge and move backwards, arms alongside the body. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Level 1:

Diving from the edge. Swim 25 meters backstroke. Make a roll and then swim 15 meters in crawl.
Due to the swimming pool’s calendar, some lessons may be cancelled. You will be informed by the Extracurricular Department.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1290

Primary Extras
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SPORTS

ARTISTIC AND ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS

Grades 4-5: English and French spoken

Initiation to apparatus, floor and acrobatics (mini-trampoline) gymnastics. General circuits and specific work on exercise basis. Circuits of evolution to improve his/her skills. Objectives: Coordination, daring and courage, basic elements of acrobatics, sequences of gymnastic elements. Project for participation in an internal and external competition at Collège du Léman.

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Grades 1-3: English and French spoken

Initiation to gymnastics in the form of fun circuits, introduction to gymnastics movements on the floor and on the machines, discovery of the major types of gymnastics (rotations, acrobatic approaches, jumps, suspension, supports, others) Objectives: Coordination, motor skills, flexibility, agility, reinforcement.

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

BASKETBALL MIXED

Grades 5: English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. This activity is open to boys and girls regardless of their level or experience. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

Football extracurricular 200x133FOOTBALL MIXED

Grades 3-5: English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. It is open to girls and boys regardless of their level or experience with groups made accordingly. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

HORSE RIDING

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

Horse riding initiation:

Initiation objectives: getting near the pony, putting on a halter, putting on the saddle and the bridle, basic grooming.

  • Revise safety rules
  • Practice bringing out and into the box the pony/horse
  • Rising to the lunge
  • Drive the horse(walking)
  • Improve riding position and balance during riding and ease horse movements
  • Techniques to prevent horse unexpected reactions
  • Safety rules in group lessons
  • Theory: Food, Anatomy of the horses (basic), Type of horses, Illness
  • Practical riding: all the children that during the first period are enough self-confident for rising trot free without lunge. The other can go on with the trot on the lunge during the second period.
  • Target: Prepare the horse (brushing, taking care of the hoofs, preparing saddle, bridle), ask for double check. Go in and out the box with the horse. Apply safety rules when riding in a group. Ride free and drive the horse/pony by rising trot.

Horse riding beginners:

Preparation of the horse/pony, apply brushing techniques, taking care of hoofs, check the horse, double checking (belt saddle, bridle)

  • Learn how to go in and out of the box with the horse and how to present the horse in the riding hall in a group (safety rules)

  • Revise the basic rules for rising trot.

  • Sit on the trot, suspension in the trot.

  • Improve balance techniques as the exercises are getting more demanding

  • Recognize the correct diagonal at the trot

  • Introduction to canter

  • Simple dressage arena pattern exercises

  • Theory: equine coat colours, nutrition elements, anatomy.

  • Testing: knowledge of previous elements.

  • Target: Learn how to canter. Execute the dressage arena pattern exercises correctly.

Horse riding Intermediate:

  • Preparation of the horses

  • Revise trot and base exercises

  • Check and improve balance in view of easy jumping exercises.

  • Initiation of canter and learning to canter on the good lead

  • Testing canter capabilities

  • Theory: some subjects of the Brevet Federal

  • Jumping up to 60cm

  • Simple dressage arena pattern exercises

  • Target: Trot and canter at the correct diagonal, execute correctly dressage pattern exercises, jumping 60 cm oxer and verticals

Horse Riding advanced:

Note: only riders having achieved the capabilities of riding easy jumping courses and having a sufficient dressage are admitted to this group.

  • Prepare the horses
  • Revise the riding techniques in jumping/dressage. Testing individual capabilities.
  • How to get the correct canter lead.
  • Preparation exercises for jumping.Improve balance and dynamic position on the horse as long as the exercise is getting more demanding.
  • Revise basic dressage
  • Riding gymnastic exercises for the preparation of jumping
  • Jumping: oxer and vertical 60cm to 100cm (for jumping riders)
  • Jumping course fo jumping riders
  • Dressage: Develop and execute a Dressage Program FB (Swiss system) for dressage riders
  • Advanced theory
  • Target: Practice and improve jumping courses and/or the dressage courses. Preparation in view of the different types of swiss licences of jumping and dressage Certificate of attendance or excellence will be delivered

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

extra curricular Judo primary 200x133JUDO

Grades 1-5: French spoken

Judo is a Martial Art. It allows the improvement of the techniques used, with an approach to individual and team competition. Particular attention will also be paid to ethics and respect for himself and his classmates. We offer you the possibility of joining a team of instructors, officials of the Swiss Judo Federation, Swiss Olympic, Youth & Sports members and of Vaud and Geneva Cantonal Associations, who will be happy to share their knowledge, at the upper belt exams, their experiences and their passion for this art. The team of Budo Schools Ashita makes every effort to support children, in multisport courses, in official national and international competitions; for those who want it. Wearing a Kimono is compulsory for the practice of this Martial Art. From the second lesson, we will provide your child with a Kimono, certified and embroidered with the image of the BSA school, for an amount of CHF 50.

Yearly Fee: CHF 935

MINI BASKET

Grades 2-3: English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. This activity is open to boys and girls regardless of their level or experience. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

MULTISPORT

Grades 3-4: English and French spoken

The activity is an extension of the physical education curriculum which intro-duces the children to basic PE development of motor skills: running, stretching, body control and space awareness. Various exercises and games are organized with more emphasis on introduction to team sports such as Soccer, hockey and basketball.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

NETBALL

Grades 4-5: English spoken

Netball is a fun, non-contact team game, which consists of running, jumping, throwing and catching a ball. It is easy to learn and an excellent way to keep fit, as well as improve coordination and teamwork skills. During these sessions students will learn the basic rules of netball (if they don’t already know them) through play. Each session will start with a warm up, leading into specific ball skills activities designed to improve catching and throwing, followed by games. Students could have the possibility to progress into a CDL netball team, although the main aim of the game is to have fun! Sports wear and sturdy sports shoes are required.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

RUNNING CLUB

Grades 2-5: English and French spoken

The running club will be an opportunity for students to train for an hour each Friday afternoon. It will involve a warm up, some stretching then a variety of training methods, from a nice gentle jog to intensive hill sprints. It should be a nice sociable club and provide an invigorating way to get the weekend started with a bang!

Yearly Fee: CHF 150

swimming primary extra curricular 200x150SWIMMING

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

Swimming is a sport, but it is above all an activity that can save lives.

Our qualified instructors will be there to teach your children this complete sports activity. During the first session, the instructors will evaluate your children’s’ level in order to place them by level group. The levels go from the discovery level to the perfection level. To move from level to level tests have been developed.

Discovery:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds. Stand up and make the starfish on the back with equipment. Go get a ballasted object at small depth. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Beginner:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds then take a breath and join the red square. Jump off the edge and move backwards, arms alongside the body. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Level 1:

Diving from the edge. Swim 25 meters backstroke. Make a roll and then swim 15 meters in crawl.

Level 2:

Dive from the diving platform with a beautiful breaststroke then swim the length of the pool in crawl. Turn crawl and start again for 25 meters backstroke. Make a jump from the diving platform then swim the breaststroke until the yellow square with feet placed.

Level 3:

Dive from the diving platform with a beautiful breaststroke then make 25 meters breaststroke. Make 25 meters crawl then 25 meters back crawl. Diving from the diving platform then make waves until the yellow square.

Advanced Level:

Make a plunge from the diving platform with a butterfly stroke then make 200 meters 4 individual medley.

During the lessons, the instructors will use different educational tools so that the children learn to swim while having fun. At the end of each semester, diplomas will be distributed to your children. Either a diploma of participation or a diploma of success.
Please note that the students will be back at CDL around 18:40. Therefore, it will not be possible to take the second bus home. Parents can pick their child up either at the Swimming pool in Chéserex or at CDL.

Due to the swimming pool’s calendar, some lessons may be cancelled. You will be informed by the Extracurricular Department.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,230

Tennis extra curricular 200x133TENNIS

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition and follows the International Tennis Federation (ITF) “Tennis10s” principles. Tennis10s is tennis for players aged 10-and-under, played on smaller courts with slower Red (Stage 3), Orange (Stage 2) and Green balls (Stage 1) that allow players to start at the suitable level for their ability.

It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and tactics and a love for the sport. Indeed, using the slower balls helps players to develop the most efficient technique and to be able to implement advanced tactics that in most cases could not be performed using the Yellow ball on the full court. Each session will start with a warm-up and students will be coached on stroke technique, court position, and footwork. Children need to provide their own tennis racket.

These courses are taught by Mr. Roquain Bassong, teacher and international tennis player. Through an evolving, varied and fun pedagogy suitable for all levels and for all ages, children will have the opportunity to make significant progress in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere.

Yearly Fee: CHF 930

CLUBS

ART AND CRAFT

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

This course is a great opportunity for students to develop their artistic skills and creativity! Intended to further support the regular Visual Arts Curriculum, this course will help students to apply and deepen concepts from their regular classes in a fun way. Art and Craft is a workshop where students will experiment with different materials, artistic and craft techniques, which allows for the development of problem-solving capacities and teamwork. Each activity will be adapted to the ages, needs, and abilities of the students.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

BEADS CLUB

Grades 3-5: English and French spoken

A fun way to create animals and other items using various kinds of colourful beads and wires. This activity requires thoroughness and patience, because the materials are quite small, but the techniques are simple to learn. While children have fun creating small animals by manipulating the wire inside and across the beads, they improve their coordination, concentration and dexterity. Once an object is finished, children have the option to turn it into a keychain, mobile phone chain, and bracelet or simply keep it as a decoration.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

painting extra curricular 200x133DRAWING AND PAINTING

Grades 3-5: English and French spoken

A fun and interactive art activity where young artists will have the opportunity to learn the basics of perspective, composition, proportions and other technical concepts that will strengthen their abilities beyond their classroom art lesson. They will experiment different techniques of drawing and painting, as well as folding, cutting and sticking. The main objective of this activity is for students to learn how to express their ideas with the use of games, thematic situations or individual projects.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

lego club extra curricular 200x133LEGO CLUB

Grades 3-5: English and French spoken

The only limit of Lego is your imagination. In this activity we will discover together the hidden secrets of small bricks but also new construction techniques. In addition to having fun we try to develop educational values such as teamwork, sharing, competitiveness, creativity and organization. Alone we build fast, together we can build bigger.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

magic kids extra curricular 200x133MAGIC KIDS

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

Discover the world of Magic! The Magic Kids train to create illusions: they make various objects appear and disappear, they defy gravity, transform materials, read minds and can see in the future. The young magicians learn magic tricks secrets, the art of presentation and at the end of the term they present « The Magic Show ». Children can develop their fine motor skills, imagination, creativity and self-confidence while having fun.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

MAKERS LAB

Grades 3-5: English and French spoken

Do you have a little inventor in the family? In this beginner’s course students will learn Design Thinking and apply their knowledge to build prototypes of robotic toys and creative, fun inventions! With the latest tools from Micro: Bit and Make block, students will discover how servo motors and smart sensors work and learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence. This class offers a playful learning environment for children to build and experiment, while learning new skills like block coding, 3D design and 3D printing. Children finish the semester on a team project with a presentation video for parents.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

photography extra curricular 200x133PHOTOGRAPHY

Grades 4-5: English spoken

This course is designed for all students interested to step into the creative world of photography. The aim of this class is to build basic skills and competences in those young students who have an interest and curiosity in photography, but no prior experience. Through a continuous playful-learning, students will be encouraged to practice at their best some personal skills, related to specific topics, organised into outdoor and indoor photo classes exercises, inspirational presentations and friendly photo-challenges. During the outdoor activities, we will exercise various photo-themes, designed to stimulate their creativity into a relaxing way, but also to increase specific skills and competences.

A few examples of topics involve: discovering lights; playing with shadows and highlights; macro(s): flowers, little insects and other details; lakescape - waves and movement; geometry and figures; season topics (autumn leaves, winter shapes, spring green& flowers); kids& animals; instantaneous shoots; portraits: angles and emotions; lines, colours, shapes and strange forms; “Seeing the unseen”, etc. Outdoor photo-shootings will be alternated with indoor classes (mainly the 2nd Marking Period), aiming to focus students’ attention and to shape their sense of observation (interesting presentations, inspirational photo-videos and interesting portfolios, stimulating discussions and debates, etc.)

At the end of this course, students will achieve:

  • basic photo-skills and competences
  • a more developed visual skill and an increased sense of observation
  • increased imagination and creativity

Those transversal skills could be transferred and applied into other academic classes or personal hobbies and interests. Moreover, those who will complete minimum 2 Marking periods will receive at the end a personal printed-brochure (or a selection of printed pictures – A5/ A4 format), including 3-5 evidences of their best results.

* Required equipment: for this level any type of camera is welcomed: incorporated smart- phone cameras, compact cameras, Mirror-less, etc.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

ROBOTICS LAB LEVEL 1

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

Is your child outgrowing Lego? Maybe it’s time to discover Makeblock, the newest robotics learning kit for budding engineers. Open to beginners, this course allows students to discover the fun of block-coding while developing problem-solving skills to resolve simple to complex robot challenges. During the semester students will work in teams to ‘train’ their cheerful metal mBots to complete a series of arena-based missions, following an alliance scoring system that rewards cooperation. Soon your child will understand how smart sensors work on tasks such as colour detection, obstacle maneuver and removal, and robot dancing!

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

Bricolage extra curricular 200x133WOODCRAFTING

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

If your child is creative and enjoys playing, why not let him/her build their own toys? With wood you can do everything; there are no limits as to what you can achieve with even the most basic tools. Whether it be car circuit, a doll’s house, or a sailing boat for the river. This activity creates opportunities and stimulates mental growth. It is the beautiful understanding of the relationship between the hands and learning. In this course your child will learn how to build with wood by cutting, drilling and sanding. For safety and pedagogy reasons, only manual tools will be used in the workshop.

Do not hesitate to come with your own ideas or projects. We can make them happen together!

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

cdl yogaYOGA

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

Yoga for young children stimulates sharpness, creativity, self-confidence and the ability to take initiative. It develops the child’s growing body in a harmonious way while increasing flexibility and agility. It also promotes knowledge and awareness of the body.

Yearly Fee: CHF 480

PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

CLASSICAL DANCE BY RAD UK

Grades 1-3: English spoken

In this class the children will learn the Grade 1 Ballet syllabus as well as free barre work, improvisation and performance.

The Grade 1 children will start their year learning the Grade 1 Ballet. Along with free exercises, stretches and imaginative ideas devised by the teacher. The movements covered include: leg stretches, galop, run and pause etc

At the end of the first term Parents are invited to an “open studio” for a chance to watch a performance of selected exercises.

In the middle of the year students will start using the barre with exercises devised by the teacher.

Near the end of the year the children will perform their final “open studio” showing a selection of exercises and enchainment and choreography with a performance element.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

creative writing extra curricular 200x133CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Grades 4-5: English spoken

Students take part in weekly creative writing workshops that nurtures the individual’s ideas, imagination and expressions and promotes the inspiring and rewarding nature of writing. As well as exploring a range of written work from short stories and poetry, to song lyrics and scriptwriting, the teacher uses a series of games, activities, competitions and group work to encourage students to advance their writing skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

dance extra curricular 200x133DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Grades 2-5: English and French spoken

In the dance strand of this musical theatre activity we will build on the foundational blocks of dance technique: strength, flexibility, co-ordination, stamina and musicality. Each week we will discover exercises and activities to build on these skills in a fun and collaborative way. We will discover different ways of creating dances in response to the themes connected to the upcoming shows. At times you will learn short pieces of choreography and be the dancer in a company and at other times you will have the opportunity to choreograph and make up dances in your style. Enjoy the opportunity to discover dance and performance for the stage!

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

guitar extra curricular 200x133GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Grades 3-4: English and French spoken

Learning how to read music and eventually perform with others in a group is vital for a student’s overall music education. The Guitar Ensemble classes will provide students of any age or skill level an opportunity to not only read music in a group, but to also learn practical and fun ways to use the musical tools that a guitar or ukulele player needs to perform all styles of music. Also unique to Guitar Ensemble is being around a number of students each week who are working on the same music material. When students surround themselves with others who are working to become better musicians as well, they’ll find encouragement from each other and maintain a healthy and productive outlook on their musical development. Guitar Ensemble is a wonderful supplement to private lessons and is highly encouraged for all guitar players to learn a variety of musical styles.

Why guitar ensemble? The guitar is a versatile instrument capable of rhythm, harmony, and melody. Combining multiple guitar players into a group, all playing together, is quite an awesome experience. Guitar students very rarely get the ensemble experience that band and orchestra instruments do in schools. Guitar ensemble is a great way to experience playing guitar whilst learning to read music in a group, which actually stimulates faster learning and understanding of the instrument. Basic note reading is essential for all participants. Guitar Ensemble will include training to improve one’s playing/ performance techniques as well as working on material towards performance.

Required skills:

The students are expected to have reasonable mastery of the following techniques:

  • Basic knowledge about guitar techniques
  • Recognition of the notes on the instrument
  • Ability to read off sheet music

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

HIP–HOP

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

This course will make it possible for each one to be initiated with the basic techniques of Hip Hop dance, and in addition, to acquire the rhythmic and musical senses. The students will learn the basic movements while carrying out choreographies. The goal is for the students to express their personality by adapting the learned movements. This course is intended for girls as well as for boys.

Yearly Fee: CHF 590

MUSICAL PRODUCTION

Grades 2-5: English and French spoken

If you enjoy singing, acting, dancing or indeed all three, then this activity is for you! In November, we will begin working on a particular musical that we will perform in the spring, after the Easter holidays. All performers will be encouraged to take part in the Chorus. There will be opportunities for those who play instruments at a good level to play as part of the ensemble.

Overall, you will be taught acting and/or dance skills as well as ensemble and solo singing. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to GO OUT ON THE STAGE.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

WORLD OF MUSIC ACAPELLA

Grades 4-5: English and French spoken

Students are introduced to a variety of songs from around the world to be sung in as a Capella choir (choir performs without musical accompaniment). Emphasis is given to the development of the voice and ear training as singers are expected to sing in harmony. Participants will learn to sing as a group and will be exposed to different languages and music styles and genres from around the world. The choir will work towards performances throughout the school year.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

ACADEMIC

FRENCH FLE

Grades 1-5: French spoken

Entry test on the 26th of August

French FLE Beginner from A1 to A2 & French FLE Intermediate and Advanced from B1 to C1
As a complement to the academic curriculum, students will have the opportunity to enhance their French skills and develop their interest in this language. The course aims at practicing and enjoying French in a motivating and enthusiastic atmosphere. Through a wide range of resources, games and activities, students will improve the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will also discover more about French and Swiss French cultures.

The program includes two classes for primary students, based on the level: beginner / elementary A1-A2; intermediate / advanced B1-C1. All students will take a level test at the end of August to help them join the right group.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

GERMAN ALL LEVELS

Grades 1-5: German and English spoken

Entry test on the 26th of August

German for Beginners

The Beginner course focuses on the fundamental and basic skills of German language. In this course topics such as getting to know “der, die, das” and differentiate nouns, verbs and adjectives from each other are the main focus. Furthermore, students in this course also learn about punctuation and about basic German sentence structures.

The beginner course is made for students who have little experience with German language. The resources used for this course are online resources and learning in books. All students taking this course must buy a copy of the book: Lern-und Uebungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Duden.

German class are organized across these 4 basic skills:

  • Reading – the student improves reading skills in German that he can activate his receptive vocabulary to quickly understand what he has read.
  • Listening – the student extract important information from an audio text and shows attention.
  • Speaking – Speech motor skills, articulation, and voice guidance with the German language.
  • Writing – Working with the book “Lern- und Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache.

It is also important to learn from books and to hand write. When handwriting from books to paper or working in a workbook information gets processed faster in the brain.

German for High Intermediate & Advanced

German Mother Tongue

The Intermediate component focuses on the development of the student ability to use abstract nouns, singular/plural and “Zusammengesetzte Nomen”. Students also learn how to properly use commas, rearrange sentences and how to shorten or lengthen a

sentence. To add on, further into the year they will also learn to write into “Präsens”, “Präteritum” and “Perfekt”. All students taking this course must buy a copy of the book: Lernund Uebungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Duden.
The advanced and mother tongue component concentrates on developing enthusiastic readers and writers in German. Emphasis is placed on studying novels, different writing processes and giving oral presentations. Students will work to increase their vocabulary and improve their abilities in correct grammatical usage, spelling, and mechanics, by focusing on the tenses, direct speech, the cases, parts of speech, the capitalization rules, and das/ dass.

The students will learn the distinction between das /dass. Students revise the correct use of the tenses, deepen their understanding of the cases (Nominativ, Accusative, Dative and Genitive).
They further improve their texts by using adjectives. Analyze the relationship between characters. Materials requested for this course: Deutschbuch 6 including workbook Rechtschreibung “Alles klar” Lern und Übungsheft 1 (Cornelsen)

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

HOMEWORK SUPPORT

Grades 1-5: Available in English or in French

This program will focus on quality academic instruction. Conditions to ensure quality include: class ratios of 5-9 students per teacher, qualified teaching staff, an environment conducive to learning and additional work provided by the teacher when necessary. A performance indicator on preparation and engagement can be emailed when requested. Students need to bring actual homework or work given in class in order to maximize the progress. Students are expected to be engaged in academic work during this time.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

ITALIAN EMBASSY COURSE

Grades 1-5: Mother tongue Italian

This course is available to all students holding Italian Passports.

Yearly Fee: External Charges

SPANISH MOTHER TONGUE

Grades 1-3

This course is designed for students who are fluent in Spanish. It focuses on literacy, with a goal to develop and improve students’ skills and knowledge of their home language and culture, through a variety of resources. If a class could not open due to the lack of participants, you may contact Mr Calvini to discuss a further arrangement.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

CHILDCARE

Grades 1-5: English and French spoken

The Primary section offers the opportunity to entertain, monitor and supervise children after the end of class. Children will be engaged in different activities such as social games, walks, time for rest etc.

Yearly fee: 1 day a week (CHF 450), 2 days a week (CHF 900), 3 days a week (CHF 1350), 4 days a week (CHF 1800), 5 days a week (CHF 2250).

Occasional childcare:

Kindly note that your children have the possibility to attend Childcare on an exceptional basis. In this case please inform the Extracurricular department by email 24 hours in advance and be aware that this will include an extra fee of 25 CHF/child per day.

 

Secondary Extras
Download the Secondary Extras Schedule here.
SPORTS

badminton extra curricular 200x150BADMINTON MIXED

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition. Some of the activity’s participants may be selected for interscholastic competition. After a warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

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Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Basketball Boys - Grades 7-8 Recreational:

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. The activity is open to boys regardless of their level or experience with groups made accordingly. Some of the participants may be selected for interscholastic competition. After a warm-up and some conditioning, the activity consists of skills and strategy development followed by games.

Basketball Girls – Grades 7-8 Recreational:

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. After a warm-up and some conditioning, the activity consists of skills and strategy development followed by games. Some of the activity participants may be selected for interschool competitions.

Basketball Mixed– Grades 6 Recreational:

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. This activity is open to boys and girls regardless of their level or experience. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Basketball Boys Team / Girls Team - Grades 9-12 - Selected by sport coaches:

The aim of these practices is to enable the students to compete at higher levels. Some of these students will be chosen to play on the school team and will then participate in interscholastic competitions. The team will be chosen during the first two weeks of practice, but other players may be called upon to join the team based on skill development, school commitments and other constraints.

Middle School: Yearly Fee: CHF 150

High School: Free

BASKETBALL 3 X 3

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

3x3 has been a basketball format long played in streets and gyms across the world and has recently become an olympic sport. It is a form of the game played three a side on one basketball hoop. It is a very engaging giving everyone a chance to play in all positions and being completely engaged. The activity will consist of playing games and learning the rules, as they are slightly different from full court basketball. Mini tournaments will be organised throughout the term.

Yearly Fee: Free

BODYSHAPING

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

This energetic and demanding class is a fantastic way to tone the lower and upper body with a medium intense cardiovascular fitness training. It is designed to strengthen muscles and burn calories by using functional whole-body exercises.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

BOXING BOYS / BOXING GIRLS

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

The three values that form the basis of this course are: courage, respect and commitment. The progress of a course consists of warm-up, rehearsal of the techniques learned, cardio, boxing skills, personal work, sparring, sheathing and stretching. The purpose of the discipline is to develop a flexible concept of boxing in a harmonious environment.

Yearly Fee: CHF 840

CIRCUIT TRAINING & WEIGHT LIFTING

For 16 years old and over: English and French spoken

Circuit training is a full body workout involving different exercises performed in rotation. It’s ideal for teenagers because they can measure their improvement week after week, reducing the rest time or increasing the weights. Each month, the exercises will be changed in order to learn new ones and make sure the class is challenging for everyone. Each lesson will start with a demonstration and a speech in order for the students to have all the keys to do a useful and safe workout. No level needed, all the exercises can be adapted, from beginners to advanced students. Minimum age 16.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

FITNESS

For 16 years old and over: English and French spoken

The Fitness Center offers stationary bikes, ellipticals and weight machines for working out. A staff member will be present at all times to supervise, answer basic questions and demonstrate proper use of equipment.

Yearly Fee: CHF 150

golf extra curricular 200x133GOLF PRACTICE

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

From 31.08 to 14.10 and from 21.04 to 16.06

In order to play on the 9-hole pitch and putt golf course as early as possible, children will learn how to master different parts of the game by using several facilities: practice, putting green and green of approach. Whichever the level of the student, the goal is to be able to play golf independently.

Period Fee: CHF 350

GYM - MOVE

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Multi-activities on the gymnastic bases. Introduction to acrobatics with mini-trampoline (occasional use of the big trampoline) and on the flour, muscle building, gymnastics apparatus, juggling ...

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

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Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Horse riding initiation:

Initiation objectives: getting near the pony, putting on a halter, putting on the saddle and the bridle, basic grooming.

  • Revise safety rules
  • Practice bringing out and into the box the pony/horse
  • Rising to the lunge
  • Drive the horse(walking)
  • Improve riding position and balance during riding and ease horse movements
  • Techniques to prevent horse unexpected reactions
  • Safety rules in group lessons
  • Theory: Food, Anatomy of the horses (basic), Type of horses, Illness
  • Practical riding: all the children that during the first period are enough self-confident for rising trot free without lunge. The other can go on with the trot on the lunge during the second period.
  • Target: Prepare the horse (brushing, taking care of the hoofs, preparing saddle, bridle), ask for double check. Go in and out the box with the horse. Apply safety rules when riding in a group. Ride free and drive the horse/pony by rising trot.

Horse riding beginners:

Preparation of the horse/pony, apply brushing techniques, taking care of hoofs, check the horse, double checking (belt saddle, bridle)

  • Learn how to go in and out of the box with the horse and how to present the horse in the riding hall in a group (safety rules)

  • Revise the basic rules for rising trot.

  • Sit on the trot, suspension in the trot.

  • Improve balance techniques as the exercises are getting more demanding

  • Recognize the correct diagonal at the trot

  • Introduction to canter

  • Simple dressage arena pattern exercises

  • Theory: equine coat colours, nutrition elements, anatomy.

  • Testing: knowledge of previous elements.

  • Target: Learn how to canter. Execute the dressage arena pattern exercises correctly.

Horse riding Intermediate:

  • Preparation of the horses

  • Revise trot and base exercises

  • Check and improve balance in view of easy jumping exercises.

  • Initiation of canter and learning to canter on the good lead

  • Testing canter capabilities

  • Theory: some subjects of the Brevet Federal

  • Jumping up to 60cm

  • Simple dressage arena pattern exercises

  • Target: Trot and canter at the correct diagonal, execute correctly dressage pattern exercises, jumping 60 cm oxer and verticals

Horse Riding advanced:

Note: only riders having achieved the capabilities of riding easy jumping courses and having a sufficient dressage are admitted to this group.

  • Prepare the horses
  • Revise the riding techniques in jumping/dressage. Testing individual capabilities.
  • How to get the correct canter lead.
  • Preparation exercises for jumping.Improve balance and dynamic position on the horse as long as the exercise is getting more demanding.
  • Revise basic dressage
  • Riding gymnastic exercises for the preparation of jumping
  • Jumping: oxer and vertical 60cm to 100cm (for jumping riders)
  • Jumping course fo jumping riders
  • Dressage: Develop and execute a Dressage Program FB (Swiss system) for dressage riders
  • Advanced theory
  • Target: Practice and improve jumping courses and/or the dressage courses. Preparation in view of the different types of swiss licences of jumping and dressage Certificate of attendance or excellence will be delivered

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

JUDO

Grades 6-12: French spoken

Judo offers physical, tactical and muscular development and improvement as well as the deepening of technical knowledge, the possibility of evolution in the competition for interested participants. We offer you the possibility of joining a team of instructors, officials of the Swiss Judo Federation, Swiss Olympic, Youth & Sports members and of Vaud and Geneva Cantonal Associations, who will be happy to share their knowledge, at the upper belt exams, their experiences and their passion for this art. The team of Budo Schools Ashita makes every effort to support children, in multisport courses, in official national and international competitions; for those who want it.

Wearing a Kimono is compulsory for the practice of this Martial Art. From the second lesson, we will provide a Kimono, certified and embroidered with the image of the BSA school, to your child, for an amount of CHF 50.

Yearly Fee: CHF 935

KICK BOXING

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

Kickboxing is a safe martial art practised for self-defence, general fitness or as a contact sport. It involves punching and kicking techniques delivered to pads, bags, partners or opponents to the waist height and above. This is practised with boxing gloves, shin guards and bare feet. This course consists in learning how to coordinate a wide variety of techniques and sequence of strikes, combining fists and feet as well as blockages and dodging.

It is a work of breathing and stretching for all the muscles involved during the workout, accentuating the work of flexibility in all muscle groups.

Students are asked to be equipped with their own gloves and other items needed to practice this discipline. (Clothing should be relatively loose fitting to give you a large range of motion in your kicks and punches).

Yearly Fee: CHF 900

NETBALL

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Netball is a fast, fun, non-contact team game, which consists of running, jumping, throwing and catching a ball. It is easy to learn and an excellent way to keep fit, as well as improve coordination and teamwork skills.

Each session will start with a arm up, which will lead into specific ball skills activities, strategy development and maneuvers, followed by games. Students will learn the basic rules of netball (if they don’t already know them), through play. Students could have the possibility to play in the CDL - Junior/ Moyennes netball team, although the main aim of the game is to have fun! Sports wear and sturdy sports shoes are required.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

PILATES

Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

In this Pilates class we will discover how to improve posture, alignment and well-being through the six fundamental priniciples of Pilates: Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Control, Flow and Precision. Over the course of the year we start with the fundamentals and progress the class with small props to increase the challenge of the work. With correct muscle balance and balanced alignment many injuries and aches can be improved.

Your teacher, Sophie Colthurst, has been trained with the Swissbody Academy in Geneva. Sophie will promote your understanding of the purpose of each exercise as well as individual progression. As Joseph Pilates said: “It is the mind that builds the body.”

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

RUGBY

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

The coaching philosophy is based on developing core skills, improving decision-making and increasing game understanding within a game-based learning environment. The course’s content will focus on the skills of passing, running, kicking, tackling and contact.

Yearly Fee: CHF 300

RUNNING CLUB

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

The running club will be an opportunity for students, staff and parents to train for an hour each Friday afternoon. It will involve a warmup, some stretching then a variety of training methods, from a nice gentle jog to intensive hill sprints. It should be a nice sociable club and provide an invigorating way to get the weekend started with a bang!

Yearly Fee: CHF 150

SAILING

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

From 03.09 to 31.10 and from 28.04 to 18.06

This class is open to beginners or teenagers with limited experience. On new generation boats, the RS Feva, the sailing school invites students to discover the pleasure of double- handed sailing. Sailing in a crew will bring them notions regarding work-sharing, the importance of communication and joint decision-making. These modern boats enable students to learn all the new sailing techniques with asymmetric spinnakers.

This class for teenagers is aimed at learning double-handed and single-handed sailing on a 420er and/ or Laser. These legendary boats will allow them to learn the basics of sailing and the good practices on a boat, all in an atmosphere suiting their age.

Period fee: CHF 350

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Grades 9-12: English and French spoken

Mandatory: 2 training sessions per week Thursdays & Saturdays

The Panthers Sail Racing Team brings together both students and staff to compete in key sailing events in the region aboard our two ‘Surprise’ sailing boats, thereby extending our extra-curricular activities to make exciting use of our magnificent lakeside location. Sail racing encourages skill development in a multitude of domains, such as:

  • Responsibility and respect(towards others and the natural environment) Motivationandself-discipline
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Motorskillsandcoordination
  • Competitivenessandsportsmanship

In addition, the health advantages and intrinsic enjoyment that can be gained through taking to the water in an active and energetic outdoor pursuit reinforce our will to promote such an opportunity.

Eligibility:

Students in the High School/Second Cycle who are motivated and committed and, ideally (but not necessarily), have some sailing experience are eligible.

CNV and Swiss Sailing membership:

The considerable operational costs of this activity will be met mainly by CDL but also through the extra-curricular subscription. Through our working relationship with the Club Nautique de Versoix students under the age of 18 will automatically become members of the CNV, which brings significant benefits of club membership, including social events and the use of CNV facilities. The fee also covers annual membership of ‘Swiss Sailing’, which is mandatory for participation in regattas.

Safety:

A qualified instructor will be present with the students. Lifejackets are provided and students will be instructed on appropriate and safe conduct in boats.

Clothing and Kit:

Students should wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions – normally warm clothing, wind-resistant jacket, white-soled deck shoes, sunglasses and sailing gloves. A basic change of clothing, water bottle and sun-tan cream kept in a kit bag in case of need is also a wise precaution! CDL will provide team polo shirts, wind-breaking jackets and wet-weather gear for the regattas.

Yearly Fee: CHF 500

FOOTBALL

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Grade 6: from 01.09 to 15.06 (no winter interruption)
Grades 7-12: from 02.09 to 19.11 and 04.03 to 17.06

Soccer Recreational grades 6-12

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational. After a warm-up and some conditioning, the activity consists of skills and strategy development followed by games. Some of the activity participants may be selected for inter-scholastic competitions.

Soccer Boys/Girls Teams - Grades 9-12 - Students selected by sport coaches

The aim of these practices is to enable the students to compete at higher levels. Some of these students will be chosen to play on the school team and will then participate in interscholastic competitions. The team will be chosen during the first two weeks of practice, but other players may be called upon to join the team based on skill development, school commitments and other constraints.

Grade 6 Yearly Fee: CHF 300
Grade 7-8 Yearly Fee: CHF 150
High School and High School teams: Free

SWIMMING

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Our qualified instructors will be there to teach your children this complete sports activity. During the first session, the instructors will evaluate your children’s’ level in order to place them by level group. The levels go from the discovery level to the perfection level. To move from level to level tests have been developed.

Discovery:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds. Stand up and make the starfish on the back with equipment. Go get a ballasted object at small depth. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Beginner:

Jump from the edge, make ventral starfish by bubbling for 5 seconds then take a breath and join the red square. Jump off the edge and move backwards, arms alongside the body. No eyewear allowed for the course.

Level 1:

Diving from the edge. Swim 25 meters backstroke. Make a roll and then swim 15 meters in crawl.

Level 2:

Dive from the diving platform with a beautiful breaststroke then swim the length of the pool in crawl. Turn crawl and start again for 25 meters backstroke. Make a jump from the diving platform then swim the breaststroke until the yellow square with feet placed.

Level 3:

Dive from the diving platform with a beautiful breaststroke then make 25 meters breaststroke. Make 25 meters crawl then 25 meters back crawl. Diving from the diving platform then make waves until the yellow square.

Advanced Level:

Make a plunge from the diving platform with a butterfly stroke then make 200 meters 4 individual medley.

During the lessons, the instructors will use different educational tools so that the children learn to swim while having fun. At the end of each semester, diplomas will be distributed to your children. Either a diploma of participation or a diploma of success.
Please note that the students will be back at CDL around 18:40. Therefore, it will not be possible to take the second bus home. Parents can pick their child up either at the Swimming pool in Chéserex or at CDL.

Due to the swimming pool’s calendar, some lessons may be cancelled. You will be informed by the Extracurricular Department.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,230

TENNIS

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Tennis (Intermediate “Green / Stage 1”) - Grade 6-12

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition and follows the International Tennis Federation (ITF) “Tennis10s” principles.

Tennis10s is tennis for players who play on smaller courts with slower Red (Stage 3), Orange (Stage 2) and Green balls (Stage 1) that allow players to start at the suitable level for their ability. It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and tactics and a love for the sport. Using the slower balls helps players to develop the most efficient technique and to be able to implement advanced tactics that in most cases could not be performed using the Yellow ball on the full court.

This program is for players who are able to serve, keep score, and rally (hit the ball back and forth over the net) with a partner. Each session will start with a warm-up and students will be coached on stroke technique, court position, footwork, and patterns of play. Group size is limited to 6 students. Children need to provide their own tennis racquet.

Yearly Fee: CHF 930

VOLLEYBALL MIXED

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Volleyball – Grades 6-8 – Recreational

The activity is open to girls and boys regardless of their level or experience. After a warm-up and conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Volleyball – Grades 9-12 – Recreational

The activity is open to girls and boys regardless of their level or experience. After warm-up and conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development, followed by games.

Volleyball Mixed – Grades 9-12 - Team Selected by sport coaches

The aim of these practices is to enable the students to compete at higher levels. Some of these students will be chosen to play on the school team and will then participate in interscholastic competitions. The team will be chosen during the first two weeks of practice, but other players may be called upon to join the team based on skill development, school commitments and other constraints.

Middle School Yearly Fee: CHF 150

High School Yearly Fee: Free

CLUBS

3D ILLUSION DRAWING

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

This is an entertaining activity where students learn innovative drawing techniques in order to create 3D optical illusions. Specific activities will be provided for beginners, in which they will learn how perspective works and how to use shading to enhance the impression of volume in their drawings. More advanced students will have the opportunity to improve their drawing skills using concepts and tricks covered in this course and eventually work on their own drawing projects. The illusion of a 3D object is created when the drawing is photographed at a specific angle, so the students will be introduced to work looking at a tablet, camera or mobile phone screen instead of looking directly at their drawing.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

APP DEVELOPERS LAB

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Mobile games, health monitors and digital assistants are everywhere. But how do these Apps work? Using IFTTT and MIT App Inventor children will explore the landscape of ideas underlying a variety of everyday Apps that people use. We start with App/Applet based interactive applications: Notification tools, games, soundboards. The journey continues with local and cloud-based databases to build shopping lists, to-do lists, multi- user quizzes, and private chat spaces. Finally, we’ll employ the power of internet based resources to create multi-language, voice-recognition translators, and a safety-check/ tracking App.

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Does your child dream of having a robot companion? Now they can experience the amazement of Artificial Intelligence in the palm of their hand! In this course students will gain mastery of the HaloCode micro-computer to discover how robots work, think and play. They will explore the principles of Machine Learning, training the robot on face and speech recognition, enabling the robot to take specific actions. During the semester students will discover how to turn their hand into a game controller, and build a voice-activated robot car that will only respond to the commands of its owner!

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

CREATE STARTUP

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Participants will develop creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence, and acquire the necessary skills to build start-ups that solve real problems. They will understand how to create a business around innovative and new business models, meet and debate with entrepreneurs, play an investor pitch battle in teams to win a business challenge and become an expert in all their project presentations, learn how to talk in public and make a good impression.

Yearly fee: CHF 1,200

FUTURE LEADER

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Interactive and fun leadership workshop, with games, challenges, in situation role play, debates, to become true leaders of your generation.

  • Know yourself
  • Your personal development goals and 21st-century skills
  • Discovering Leaders of the world: Past and Future
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • How to manage a team
  • Team building games
  • Improve your communication skills
  • “Become a leader” challenge
  • Meet today's business leaders and leadership experts
  • The art of debate
  • Negotiating like a Jedi
  • Media training: how to answer questions
  • Posture and attitude
  • Talking in public
  • Self Marketing
  • Efficient Networking
  • How to pitch: yourself, your business
  • Social Media: opportunities and dangers
  • Presenting your CV, Resume

Yearly Fee: CHF 1200

GENIUS LAB

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Prerequisite of prior enrolment in 2019/2020 Robotics Lab. On the first day of class students must prepare a motivation letter to determine placement in the course.
Some children learn coding and robotics very early and wish for more ambitious projects at school. Learning with the TL1 Swarm Robotics kit is the perfect opportunity for highly focused students to convert playtime into professional development, and work on team-based projects with peers around the world. The TL1 is an omni-directional robot equipped with 3 DC motors, laser-cut chassis and Bluetooth radio communication which allows clusters of robots to undertake combined tasks. During the semester children will assemble, modify, and program the TL1s to work with other robot clusters internationally, such as mapping unexplored terrain on planet Mars!

Yearly Fee: CHF 1,050

LEGO TECHNIC

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Come find out how a car gearbox, robots, and other incredible mechanical devices work. Here we try to push the imagination and the technique further to approach together engineering and mechanics.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

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Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Discover the wonderful world of illusionism! The magician trains himself to create illusions: he makes various objects appear and disappear, he defies gravity, trans-forms materials, reads minds and can see in the future. Thanks to his shrewdness, skill and dexterity, the magician creates a situation in which his trick becomes amazing and gives the impression that a mystery has just happened before our eyes.

The young magicians learn magic tricks, but also techniques and presentation secrets. The magic classes are not only an entertainment allowing them to impress their family and friends but most importantly lessons of dexterity, psychology, open-mindedness and creativity. They are also an excellent way of overcoming one’s shyness and feeling comfortable in front of an audience.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

MINDFULNESS AND DYNAMIC RELAXATION

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

This is an activity where for one hour a week you can take a break from “doing” and practice “being”. Performing at your best in school and out of it requires an active mind in a relaxed body. Sophrology and Mindfulness exercises reset the mid-brain so that you can set emotions aside and achieve at your best level.

These stress management techniques will help you beyond the walls of CDL assisting you in finding clarity and confidence in decision making, increasing your ability to concentrate, giving you the courage to be yourself and approach stressful periods with a sense of calm. Experience happiness inside and out.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

MUSIC DJ MIX

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

This activity is dedicated to students who would like to start practicing DJ mix. As a beginner, the student will learn everything he/she needs to know to be a good DJ from equipment to mixing technics.

The students will learn how to mix music (house, electro, hip hop) with the use of a specific deck which will introduce them to the DJ world.

Students must be equipped with their own laptop and headset.

Yearly Fee: CHF 900

PHOTOGRAPHY

Grades 6-12: English spoken

Photography Beginner:

This course is designed for all students interested to step into the creative world of photography. The aim of this class is to build basic skills and competences in those students who have an interest and curiosity in photography, but no experience. Through a continuous playful-learning, students will be encouraged to practice at their best some personal skills, related to specific topics.

How? By understanding some basic photo-concepts (shooting modes, focus, exposure triangle, blur-sharp, white balance and more) and then by practicing them with personal digital cameras. Topics include aesthetic and techniques of digital photography: composition, camera and lens settings, memory cards, file formats, lighting, boosting creativity, basic image editing software and output. Students will be encouraged to discover the ‘unseen’, to be creative and to practice “how to see more” and “how to better frame”; they will be inspired by several topic- discussions, portfolios and representative tutorials and by getting and by getting outdoor to practice them ideas.

The course is organised into outdoor and indoor photo classes exercises, inspirational presentations and friendly photo-challenges. Personal photo-cameras and prepared photo-supports (photo-galleries /portfolios, videos, tutorials, lectures etc.) will be used accordingly.

A few examples of outdoor topics involve discovering lights; playing with shadows and highlights; landscape and nature; lakescape- waves and movement; sport photography. Outdoor photo-shootings will be alternated with indoor classes (mainly the 2nd and 3rd Marking Period), aiming to focus students’ attention and to shape their sense of observation.

At the end of this course, students will achieve:

  • basic photo-skills and competences
  • a more developed visual skills and an increased sense of observation
  • increased imagination and creativity
  • the basics of photo-camera settings and features – all taught in simple terms
  • composition(s) of various type of photos: from inspiring landscapes, architectural or abstract to minimal themes to dreamy portraits
  • know-how in creating photos that are sharp, blurred, colourful and well-composed
  • Those transversal skills could be transferred and applied to other academic classes or personal hobbies and interests
  • Moreover, those who will complete minimum 2 Marking periods will receive at the end a personal printed-brochure (or a selection of printed pictures –A5/A4 format), including 3-5 evidences of their best results

* No prior photography experience is required at this stage
** Required equipment: for this level any type of camera is welcomed: incorporated smart- phone cameras, compact cameras, Mirror-less, etc.

Photography Intermediate:

This intermediate level course is designed to expand the practical knowledge and abilities of motivated students, that have completed previous photo classes or for those that have previous know-how and some fundamental knowledge and competences about digital photography. The basics in photography and in post-process skills learned last year (or in other photo-contexts) will be exercised and refined through their photo-work or personal projects, aiming to develop and shape a personal photographic vision in each student.

Practical sessions will include:

Outdoor-indoor activities (where students will alternate mainly photo-shooting free- choice and required themes. These will include stimulating creativity and motivation through photographing various themes and considering effective use of lights (natural and artificial sources); the impact of (in)visible elements and tools into photo-results; deepening aesthetic composition; the role model in increasing the auto-determination and boosting motivation;

Indoor classes (deepening post-processing techniques started already; further digital image manipulation (masks and layers, filters, new gadgets and accessories & more) and (where possible) starting to develop a photographic vision; port-folio creation; watching and analysing new, relevant videos and other learning supports; debates about progress, inspirational photo-path(s) and other social media photo-topics).

Students will be further encouraged to discover and reframe the ‘unseen’, to be perseverant and creative, to ‘think differently’, and to practice at their best their personal skills, related to specific topics, but in a relaxed, creative mood.
Each student will be challenged visually and intellectually (according to them age and skills), to explore specific photographic themes. They will be encouraged to create a personal portfolio of 5-10 unique photographs that fit into one of those chosen themes (final goal).

At the end of this course, students will achieve:

  • A personal photo-project

  • those who will complete minimum Marking periods will receive a selection of printed pictures – A5/A4 format; or at the end of 3rd Marking Period, students could be part of a group exhibition in Switzerland, that will include their best photographs or photo-projects.

  • Those transversal skills may be transferred and applied into other academic classes or personal hobbies and interests.

** Required equipment: students entering the Photo Club course are encouraged to have a personal digital camera, with aperture and shutter priority and exposure compensation (Compact systems, Mirror-less or DSLR Cameras; Alternatively, very good smartphone cameras incorporated are also agreed);

Bonus:

  • Photographer as “Special Guest” to share his experience and stimulate students’ dreams.

  • Having at least one of his/her best photos printed and exposed into a group exhibition in Switzerland

  • This class intends also to include a photo-trip: "Discovering Swiss wonders through photography"

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

ROBOTICS LAB LEVEL 2

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Is your child ready for the next level in Makeblock robotics learning? This intermediate course offers a fuller exploration into the functions of mBot smart sensors: how robots visualize the world, detect objects and communicate with each other. Designed for robot enthusiasts, this course will give children a scientific and mathematical basis to understand the interplay between micro-electronics and algorithms. With these new powers of robot wizardry, your child will do things like program a hunter robot to track specific targets, assemble a scanner robot to map classrooms or build a security robot to monitor your home remotely!

Yearly Fee: CHF 1050

SCULPTURE

Grades 6-12: English spoken

This course explores the fantastic world of Sculpture. Intended as additional support for the objectives of the regular Visual Arts Curriculum, this course will help students to develop the bases for an iconographic appreciation of sculptural images and the mastery of techniques and processes for the creation of Two-dimensional art. Students will be able to experiment with different artistic techniques as an introduction to the medium of sculpture. The students will develop a solid knowledge in the construction of the different types of sculptures that include ceramics, wire sculpture, human body sculptures, oxidation effects as well as free theme projects in which they will develop their own artistic proposals. Each activity will be adapted to the ages, needs, and abilities of the students.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

SURREALISM

Grades 6-12

French and English spoken

Imagination has no boundaries in this activity. Let the creativity of your child flow on the canvas or paper using various style such as metaphorical, satire or symbolic. Students will not only learn how to turn their ideas into a thought-provoking painting or drawing, but also improve their technical skills.

Yearly Fee: CHF 450

WOODCRAFTING

Grades 6-12: French and English spoken

Your child wants to discover a new activity that will allow him/her to use the head and hands at the same time? With wood you can do everything; there are no limits as to what you can achieve with even the most even basic tools. Throughout the year, your child will learn how to build his/her own games with wood by cutting, drilling and sanding. Your child will develop expertise that will serve him/her all life by collaborating with other students.

For safety and pedagogy reasons, only manual tools will be used in the workshop. This activity creates opportunities and growth with the pleasure of working with wood; being able to repair a piece of wood which belongs to you already whether it be a statue, a personalized box for example as opposed to purchasing something new to replace it. Also, what about making something to offer as a gift? Do not hesitate to come with your own ideas or projects. We can make them happen together!

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

WATERCOLOUR

Grades 6-12: English spoken

This course explores the incredible and beautiful world of watercolour. Designed in a way to support the objectives of the regular Visual Arts Curriculum, this course will help students to develop the bases for the appreciation and mastery of watercolour. The experimenting with various materials and techniques will offer students numerous opportunities to develop their creativity, critical thinking, basic research skills, and to expand their manual skills. Throughout this course, students are expected to create a portfolio of their artistic pursuits, build their proposals, and develop their style. Each activity will be tailored to the ages, needs, and abilities of the students.

Yearly Fee: CHF 720

YOGA

Grades 6-12: French and English spoken

Yoga strengthens muscles, leads to harmonious body development, improves endurance and helps to channel the energy we spend. Yoga makes us aware of the importance of breathing by synchronizing breath and movement. It teaches us to communicate, to help each other and to share experiences.

Yoga contributes to improving attention, concentration and memorization. It affirms our personality, fosters relationships with others and promotes a healthy spirit of competition.

Yearly Fee: CHF 480

PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

CLASSICAL DANCE RAD - BALLET WITH A VIEW OF POINTE WORK

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

An innovative program designed to train dancers muscle memory, to improve technique, flexibility, and longevity in dance.

This class combined with the RAD Ballet classes at CDL will lead to preparation for pointe work and for those already on pointe.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Grades 6: English spoken

Students take part in weekly creative writing workshops that nurtures the individual’s ideas, imagination and expressions and promotes the inspiring and rewarding nature of writing. As well as exploring a range of written work from short stories and poetry, to song lyrics and scriptwriting, the teacher uses a series of games, activities, competitions and group work to encourage students to advance their writing skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

In this class students will have the opportunity to build on their dance skills from their Juilliard Curriculum programme in school. With teaching from their CDL curriculum dance teacher and former professional dancer, students will be mentored to progress in their technique, creativity and performance skills beyond the classroom. Each week we will develop the foundational blocks of dance technique: strength, flexibility, co-ordination, stamina and musicality. It will be a space for students to discover new contemporary, modern and lyrical techniques. As well as how to improvise and choreograph for the stage.

Students will also be mentored to develop their personal style which could incorporate other dance styles and techniques such as, gymnastics, theatre or circus skills which they already possess. Students will have the opportunity to perform on stage for an extracurricular show during the year.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

DRAMA

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Your child will learn how to express in a creative way and develop confidence in performing publicly in a safe and fun environment! The Middle/High School Drama Club gives an opportunity for students to participate in live performance of high quality. The weekly session is co-led by two experienced bilingual drama teachers, who work with a dynamic group of young actors to develop skills in an ensemble way.

Students who sign up to Drama Club are committed to a public performance which will take place at the end of the school year. Registration for the year preferably takes place in marking period 1, with the play being cast in December. Students must be prepared to learn lines, and as in professional theatre rehearsals, may on occasion, be required to wait patiently for their turn on stage. Students must be available to attend two Saturday rehearsals and perform on 2-3 after school shows in April (dates to be confirmed in September).

We are keen to encourage French speakers to participate as our shows reflect the bilingual nature of the school.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Grades 6-8: English and French spoken

Learning how to read music and eventually perform with others in a group is vital for a student’s overall music education. The Guitar Ensemble classes will provide students of any age or skill level an opportunity to not only read music in a group, but to also learn practical and fun ways to use the musical tools that a guitar or ukulele player needs to perform all styles of music. Also unique to Guitar Ensemble is being around a number of students each week who are working on the same music material. When students surround themselves with others who are working to become better musicians as well, they’ll find encouragement from each other and maintain a healthy and productive outlook on their musical development.

Guitar Ensemble is a wonderful supplement to private lessons and is highly encouraged for all guitar players to learn a variety of musical styles.
Why guitar ensemble? Guitar is a versatile instrument capable of rhythm, harmony, and melody. Combining multiple guitar players into a group, all playing together, is quite an awesome experience. Guitar students very rarely get the ensemble experience that band, and orchestra instruments do in schools. Guitar ensemble is a great way to experience playing guitar whist learning to read music in a group, which actually stimulates faster learning and understanding of the instrument.

Guitar Ensemble will include training to improve one’s playing/ performance techniques as well as working on material towards performance.

Required skills:

The students are expected to have reasonable mastery of the following techniques:

  • Basic knowledge about guitar techniques
  • Recognition of the notes on the instrument
  • Ability to read off sheet music

Yearly Fee: CHF 660

HIP-HOP

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

This course will make it possible for each one to be initiated with the basic techniques of Hip Hop dance, and in addition, to acquire the rhythmic and musical senses. The students will learn the basic movements while carrying out choreographies. The goal is that the students express their personality by adapting the learned movements.

These courses are intended for girls as well as for boys.

Yearly Fee: CHF 590

HONOR WIND BAND

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

The Honor Wind Band aims to develop the skills and techniques of playing woodwind, brass and percussion. A wide selection of music is covered from film music, pop, classical and folk. On several occasions throughout the year, wind players will join with the String Orchestra to have a full symphonic experience.

Wind players should be at least grade 2/3 Associated Board standard and will be accepted by audition only. Students will perform in the regular CDL concerts and Graduation. Pianists may be interested in becoming percussion players.

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

KEYBOARD COURSE

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

Students will follow a fully differentiated keyboard course, modelled on that which is currently taught in Middle School / Premier Cycle Music lessons. The course has 35 levels of difficulty and is based on a varied repertoire. Students who success-fully complete the course will continue their studies using the published Trinity School of Music Curriculum. At the end of the course, students will be able to play 2 octaves of notation on the treble stave; add left hand chords; use the functions of the keyboard, including programming it with an accompaniment; improvise over a chord pattern; perform in front of an audience; perform in ensemble.

To make optimum progress, it is advised that students have a keyboard at home on which to practise. (Mrs Charles can supply details of suitable keyboards)

Yearly Fee: CHF 600

ACADEMIC

CHINESE

Beginner & intermediate: English and French spoken

This course is specifically designed for beginners and intermediate students to learn the most essential Chinese quickly and effectively. We focus on Chinese usable in everyday life, and our teaching methods will help student build a strong foundation for mastering the Chinese language.

We have developed a curriculum to teach students the four building blocks of language to understand, speak, read and write:

  • Understand Chinese word rules, structure, spelling (pinyin), phonetics, and tones.

  • Understand and communicate on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Discuss key topics related to daily life, including greetings, relationships, shopping, invitations, restaurants, dates and times, likes and dislikes, travel and transportation, and compliments.

  • Comprehension expressions in most daily situations using around 300 and more Chinese words, and basic grammar /patterns sentences.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

FRENCH FLE

Grades 6-12 - Entry test on the 26th of August: French spoken

French FLE Beginner from A1 to A2

French FLE Intermediate and Advanced from B1 to C1

This course aims at practising and enjoying French in an enthusiastic and studious atmosphere. Through a large range of resources, games and activities, students will improve the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will also discover more about French and Swiss French cultures. The course will cover a wide variety of themes in order to help students both with their day-to-day needs and with the different exams they are preparing for.

The program includes two classes for secondary students, based on the level: beginner / elementary A1-A2; intermediate / advanced B1-C1. All students will take a level test at the end of August to help them join the right group.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

GERMAN

For beginners and low intermediate - Grades 6-12

Entry test on the 26th of August German and English spoken

The Beginner and low intermediate course focuses on the fundamental and basic skills of German language. In this course topics such as capitalization of nouns, getting to know der, die, das and differentiate nouns, verbs and adjectives from each other are the main focus. Furthermore, students in this course also learn about punctuation and about basic German sentence structures.

The course is made for students who have little experience with German language. The resources used for this course are online resources and learning in books.
German class are organized across these 4 basic skills:

  1. Reading – the student improves basic reading skills in German that he can activate his receptive vocabulary to quickly understand what he has read.

  2. Listening – the student extract important information from an audio text and shows attention.

  3. Speaking – Speech motor skills, articulation, and voice guidance with the German language.

  4. Writing – Working with the book “Lernund Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache.

It is also important to learn from books and to hand write. When handwriting from books to paper or working in a workbook information gets processed faster in the brain. All students taking this course must buy a copy of the book: Lern-und Uebungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Duden.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

HOMEWORK SUPPORT

Grades 6-12: English and French spoken

This program will focus on quality academic instruction. Conditions to ensure quality include: class ratios of 5-9 students per teacher, qualified teaching staff, an environment conducive to learning and additional work provided by the teacher when necessary. A performance indicator on preparation and engagement can be emailed when requested. Students need to bring actual homework or work given in class, in order to maximize progress for the student. Students are expected to be engaged in academic work during this time.

Yearly Fee: CHF 900

IELTS

GRADES 11-12: English spoken

1st course: from 31st of Aug. until 12th Oct.& 2nd course: from 2nd Nov. until 14th Dec. (Includes: Exam, books, transports, pack lunch and registration fees)

The course comprises 1-hour lessons each week with an experienced, native English IELTS expert. A large focus of the course will be on preparing for the writing section, which is often the more challenging part of the exam. Through timed practice tests, carefully targeted exercises, individual and group work, the teacher will offer tips and advice on how to manage all sections of the exam efficiently.

Speaking practice will focus on form and content, aiming to increase students’ vocabulary range, as well as their ability to use a variety of grammatical structures and appropriate discourse markers to demonstrate fluency. The teacher will also offer the opportunity to practice listening and reading exercises and offer strategies for maximising the marks available in these sections of the exam.

A language test will need to be completed on the first class on the 31st of August/2nd of November with the aim to ascertain each student’s level. The Extracurricular office will give feedback within 3 days of the test confirming if the student will be able to complete the course, or alternatively requires additional EFL tuition. As a guide, the minimum level of English required to attend this course is the equivalent to B2.

If you have questions regarding which IELTS exam is best, please contact our University Advisor at melanie.batey@cdl.ch. For candidates attending the Geneva-based exam, a chaperone is provided to accompany the students from Collège du Léman to the test venue, and back to school afterwards. For those sitting the IETLS for UKVI, a coach will be provided by the school.

Course details

  • 10.5 hours course
  • English entry test (if no passed, no charges will apply)
  • IELTS specialized teacher
  • Books
  • Registration fees to either exams
  • Exam
  • Transports
  • Pack Lunch

Fees IELTS or IELTS UKVI: CHF 800

Students are responsible for checking the required IELTS score with their prospective university. Admission scores vary depending on the institution and it is important that candidates have their required grade in mind.

Please note that this course can only run with a minimum of 15 participants.

JUMP START

Grades 6-12: English spoken

Jump Start is a fun interactive English course which allows students at an elementary level to improve their language skills outside the classroom. This course teaches students to communicate effectively in real-life situations. It allows them to develop and integrate the use of appropriate phrases needed to help them as they settle into a new school environment.

Furthermore, the Jump Start course encourages students to develop adequate communication and interpersonal skills to participate in spontaneous spoken discourse in familiar social situations.

A few relevant teaching methodologies will include:

  • Having short, targeted discussions about interesting themes
  • Utilising multimedia digital resources that develop communication skills
  • Creating oral presentations on relevant topics
  • Recording short texts and simple rhymes
  • Playing games that pair an action or gesture with a vocabulary word.

Not only will this course help the students to improve their English language skills and their confidence but will also enable them to integrate more easily into life in an international school.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

SAT EXAM PREPARATION

Grades 9-11: English spoken

With proven, score-raising strategies taught by our most experienced SAT prep teacher, this course gives everything the students need to achieve the best score. The course takes place during a module, with a test at the end.

This course is for Grade 9 - 11 students who are considering admissions to:

  • Universities in the U.S. (all students), Canada & Japan

  • European countries: Check individual universities for information. Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) requires the SAT test from High School Diploma applicants.

  • UK Foundation, International Year One, or bachelor courses.

Two modules are proposed (see below the dates, times, and duration of each module): 

  • Module 1: Classes every Thursdays from 3rd Sept. until 1st Oct.- 16h30 to 19.00
  • Module 2: Classes every Thursdays from 12th of Nov. until 3rd Dec.- 16h30 to 19.00

Course Fee: CHF 580 per module

SPANISH MOTHER TONGUE

Grades 6-12: Spanish spoken

This course is designed for students who are fluent in Spanish. It focuses on literacy, with a goal to develop and improve students’ skills and knowledge of their home language and culture, through a variety of resources.

The class offers a strong foundation for students willing to join the I.B language “A Self- Taught program in their mother tongue.”

If a class could not open due to the lack of participants, you may contact Mr. Calvini to discuss a further arrangement.

Yearly Fee: CHF 750

MENTOR IN TRAINING
 

Collège du Léman is aiming to give the opportunity to the students of its community to actively interact with the extracurricular program on offer. A Mentor in Training will mainly do the same activity as a coach, but his/her duties will be coordinated and supervised by the teacher.

A range of activities is available to stimulate and encourage Secondary students to interact and support younger children (usually Primary and Pre-schooler) during the supervision and progression of their activity. During this experience within the extracurricular activities, students from Grades 6 to 12 and the IB diploma will be offered the opportunity to help with the coordination of the extracurricular program. By doing this responsibly, they can increase their awareness and obtain Responsible Citizenship hours for REACH and Service hours for CAS or simply contribute to the well-being of the community.

Students enrolling will be periodically evaluated and they will be required to attend occasional meetings with the Extracurricular Manager. Students will be expected to sign up and help run some of these activities for a minimum of one marking period.

 
 
Private Lessons

Our private lessons are designed to further grow the knowledge, self-confidence and skills of the students.

A selection of highly qualified teachers are available to cover a broad range of subjects. They encourage students to achieve excellence as well as overcome their challenges.

There are three categories of private lesson:

ACADEMIC

The private lesson teachers will be in direct contact with the academic staff and they will structure specific academic work to reach the established goal. A report on the student's engagement and the executed work is provided at the end of each semester.

MUSIC

Designed to welcome any level and age, this option will allow students to begin learning or perfect the study of the instrument or vocal lesson they have selected. Teachers also enable the option to take the ABRSM exam (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) and obtain a UK certificate for the skills acquired.

FITNESS

This option is for students wishing to follow a personal training program and improve their fitness level. Our coach will identify the goals of each student and design a personalised schedule to meet the objective safely, whilst ensuring their well being.

 

All lessons are billed by unit, they are based on a one to one ratio and can be started or cancelled at any time within the academic year.

Below you can find all the logistical information you might need to know:

Where to go, what to bring and timings

OfficeTHE EXTRACURRICULAR OFFICE

Located right next to La Fontaine building. 

Opening hours: 8:30 - 18:45 

extracurricular@cdl.ch

+41 (0) 22 775 55 74 

ChildcareCHILDCARE

xcrprimary@cdl.ch

Primary Child Care and pick up from Primary activities:

This service is located in the Espace Mandela building, as indicated above. 

This location provides an easier access for all, and the environment is more suited providing a larger space and classroom for our students during an important transitional part of the school day. Kindly note that no snacks are provided in this service.

Exceptional childcare:

Your children have the possibility to attend Childcare on an exceptional basis.

In this case please inform the Extracurricular department by email 24 hours in advance and be aware that this will include an extra fee of 25 CHF/child per day.

DAYCARE

xcrpreschool@cdl.ch

Preschool Day Care:

Children supervised in Day Care will remain in the designated preschool area (Preschool kitchen) until 17.45. At 17.45, all students will be taken to the child care in Espace Mandela, centralizing the pick up area for preschool and primary students to the same venue.

An afternoon snack is provided in this service.

Exceptional Daycare:

Kindly note that your children have the possibility to attend Daycare on an exceptional basis.

In this case please inform the Extracurricular department by email 24 hours in advance and be aware that this will include an extra fee of 25 CHF/child per day.

Wednesday afternoon:

Children who are registered for an extracurricular activity on Wednesdays early afternoon, are supervised until 15:15 even when the activity is shorter. If you wish us to supervise your child beyond 15:15, we invite you to register them to the 15:15-18:45 Late Daycare service.  

Bus locationSECOND BUS SERVICE NEW LOCATION

Located at the back of the New Portena building on the Primarycampus only.

For preschool and primary children registered in the extracurricular programme, staff will accompany the children to the bus venue.

Middle school and High school students need to be informed of the change of pick-up location. We rely on you to ensure they are aware.

Once you are on the primary school campus, keep walking straight up. Nelson Mandela court will be on your right.

Walk to the end as far as the green gate. To the right is the parking lot for the departure of the second bus.

BOXING

Equipment needed:  

  • Sports wear like jogging, t-shirt, indoor baskets or bare foot

CLASSICAL DANCE

Equipment needed:  

  • Pink ballet wear, ballet shoes in leather or satin and tights
  • Extra snack, bottle of water and hair elastic 

FOOTBALL

Equipment needed:  

  • Be prepared for winter (Sweatshirt under shirts)
  • Undershirts, shin pads and gloves

GYMNASTICS

Equipment needed:  

  • Legging to be able to move easily (no jeans)
  • Sport shoes, water and hair elastic

HorseHORSERIDING

Location (May you wish to pick up your child on site): 

  • Écurie de Richelien, Avenue de Richelien 12, 1290 Versoix GE
  • +41 (0) 22 779 20 00

Equipment needed:  

  • Boots/ closed shoes and long trousers 
  • Helmet and safety jacket are provided by the stable

Restrictions:

  • Children may be forbidden to access this activity if wearing open shoes or shorts

CNVSAILING CLUB

Location: 

  • Club Nautique of Versoix, Chemin des Graviers 35, 1290 Versoix
  • +41 (0) 22 755 35 00

Equipment needed:  

  • It is recommended that the students wear suitable clothes indluding a wind jacket. They should bring spare clothes and a dry towel

Meeting point:

  • Leman Hall at 16.10 

SAILING TEAM PANTHERS (Grades 9-12)

Equipment needed:  

  • Students and staff compete together in key sailing events in the region
  • Sailing experience is eligible
  • Maximum 12 places
  • Membership of the CNV and Swiss sailing

Mandatory:

  • 2 training sessions per week Thursdays & Saturdays

Safety: 

  • A qualified instructor will be present with the students. Lifejackets are provided and students will be instructed on appropriate and safe conduct in boats.

Clothing and Kit:  

  • Students should wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions ; warm clothing, wind-resistant jacket, white-soled deck shoes, sunglasses and sailing gloves. A basic change of clothing, water bottle and sun-tan cream kept in a kit bag in case of need is also a wise precaution! CDL will provide team polo shirts, wind-breaking jackets and wet-weather gear for the regattas.

Period fee per year: 500.00 CHF

CheserexSWIMMING

Location: (May you wish to pick up your child on site)

  • Swimming Pool of Chéserex, Chemin des Grands Vignes 9, 1275 Chéserex
  • +41 (0) 22 369 08 40

Equipment needed:  

  • Swimsuit, towel and spare clothes (goggles and cap are not mandatory)
  • It is strongly recommended not to wear tights on the day of this activity
  • On cold days kindly equip your child with hats or caps
  • The other swimming equipment is provided by the Swimming pool (ex: armbands) 

Pick up at the activity venue: 

  • Primary groups: around 18:00
  • Preschool groups: around 14:45-14:50 

Pick up place after the activity:

  • Parking behind the Panthers Café at around 18:40 after this time in Childcare

TennisTENNIS

Equipment needed:  

  • It is mandatory that students have their own tennis racket, so it is suitable to their own level, size and strength.
  • Sports wear, baskets and bottle of water
  • Spare rackets are available to borrow exceptionally

Teacher's email: roquain.bassong@cdl.ch

YOGA

Equipment needed:  

  • Comfortable clothes to be able to move easily
  • Socks, non-slippery socks if tights 
Terms and conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE LESSONS


Enrolment:

From the 10th of August, registration forms for private lessons will be available on the extracurricular.cdl.ch website. Parents wishing to request this option, are invited to complete an online registration form.

There will be the opportunity for you to meet the Extracurricular Team in person, to ask questions and register your child during the Orientation days.

Please note that the private music and academic lessons will start on Monday, August 31st, 2020.

The last day of the private music and academic lessons will be on Friday, June 18th, 2021.

Student absences:

In case your child will be missing a private lesson, to avoid charges, we invite you to notify in writing the Extracurricular Department at least by 17:00 o’clock of the previous day. If this period is respected, the Extracurricular Department will be able to inform the teacher on time and will not charge the missed lesson.

Number of lessons and notice of cancellation:

There is not a number of lessons determined in advance. The Extracurricular Department considers students enrolled until the end of the schoolyear (Friday, June 18th) unless a notice in writing is provided from parents. You can cancel the registration at any time by sending us an e-mail to extracurricular@cdl.ch. A notice of 48 hours is required if you wish to stop the private lessons on a permanent basis.

Kindly note that the billing will be carried out at the end of each semester.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


Enrolment

Parents wishing to enrol their children are invited from the 10th of August until the 23rd of August 2020 to select their choice of activities by email at extracurricular@cdl.ch, the office will confirm the availability of the choices within two weeks. On August 24th, registrations will open on mychq.net, requests by email will no longer be accepted.

The programs will be available (view only) from the 22nd of July 2020 on our website. Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, if demands exceed the number of places available students will be placed on a waiting list. Activities may require a minimum number of students; the Extracurricular Department reserves the right to cancel any activity if the minimum requirements are not satisfied.

Dates : 

  • Semester 1: from 31st of August 2020 until 18th of December 2020
  • Semester 2: from 11th of January 2021 until 18th of June 2021

Number of lessons:

The program is divided into two semesters; due to the different lengths of each period, (semester one shorter of semester two) a different pricing will apply, please see details on the schedules available. If any activity is missed due to the teacher’s unavailability, the course will be replaced by a substitute teacher or cancelled. In the event of cancellation, no refunds or costs adjustment will be made.

Notice of cancellation

Subscription to activities are for the semester; parents wishing to continue an activity for the whole academic year, do not need to renew their registration from a semester to the next. New registrations will be accepted only in between the two semesters following the date ranges of each sign-up phase. If you decide to cancel, for any other reason than a medical one, there will unfortunately not be a refund. To cancel please email extracurricular@cdl.ch

Billing

Activities will be invoiced at the end of each sign-up phase at the start of each semester.

Private lessons will be invoiced by unit at the end of each semester.

Student absences

Should your child be absent from an activity, kindly notify the Extracurricular Department. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for missed classes.

Unavoidable cancellations

There may be times when the Extracurricular activities are affected by situations beyond our control, such as the weather; we reserve the right to cancel the activity for safety reasons.

Changing rooms and valuables

Please ensure that students leave all of their valuables in a personal school locker or that they bring a small lock for the lockers in the changing room. All sports clothes left in the changing rooms will be put in a lost and found box. Unclaimed items will be given to the Red Cross. Please assist by keeping the changing rooms clean, tidy and secure. Unfortunately, the school cannot accept responsibility for any lost or stolen items. 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR MIT PROGRAM


College du Leman is aiming to give the opportunity to the students of its community to actively interact with the extracurricular program on offer. A Mentor in Training will mainly do the same activity as a coach, but his/her duties will be coordinated and supervised by the teacher.

A range of activities is available to stimulate and encourage Secondary students to interact and support younger children (usually Primary and Pre-schooler) during the supervision and progression of their activity. During this experience within the extracurricular activities, students from Grades 6 to 12 and the IB diploma will be offered the opportunity to help with the coordination of the extracurricular program. By doing this responsibly, they can increase their awareness and obtain Responsible Citizenship hours for REACH and Service hours for CAS or simply contribute to the well-being of the community.

Students enrolling will be periodically evaluated and they will be required to attend occasional meetings with the Extracurricular Manager. Students will be expected to sign up and help run some of these activities for a minimum of one marking period.

Registration to this programme will be available the first month of each semester.

The Extras Team
THE OFFICE

Romolo Calvini - Extracurricular Senior ManagerRomolo Calvini 

Phone number: +41 22 775 55 74

Email: romolo.calvini@cdl.ch

Asha Victoria Judd - Extracurricular CoordinatorAsha Judd

Phone number: +41 22 775 55 56

Email: Asha.Judd@cdl.ch 

Monica Dragostin - Extracurricular OfficerMonica Dragostin

Phone number: +41 22 775 55 43

Email: monica.dragostin@cdl.ch

EXTRACURRICULAR SHOW COORDINATORS

Nicolo AbbateNicolo Abbate

Email: nicolo.abbate@cdl.ch

Tania de OliveiraTania de Oliveira

Email: tanya.de-oliveira@cdl.ch

EXTRACURRICULAR ABRSM COORDINATOR

Idoia EtxegaraiIdoia Etxegarai

Email: idoia.etxegarai@cdl.ch

PRESCHOOL DAY CARE ASSISTANTS

Mirane Herve Mirane Herve

Email: mirane.herve@cdl.ch

Agata JaniakAgata Janiak

Email: agata.janiak@cdl.ch

Dace NeikommeDace Neikomme

Email: dace.neikomme@cdl.ch

Deborah Novo PerezDeborah Novo Perez

Email: deborah.novo-perez@cdl.ch

Katalin ZambergKatalin Zamberg

Email: katalin.zamberg@cdl.ch

PRIMARY CHILD CARE ASSISTANTS

Coralie BonnetCoralie Bonnet

Phone number: +41 76 567 36 10

Email: coralie.bonnet@cdl.ch

Maria CostaMaria Costa

Phone number: +41 79 155 81 03

Email: Maria.COSTA@cdl.ch 

Samira RobeiSamira Robei

Phone number: +41 79 364 60 78

Email: Samira.ROBEI@cdl.ch

SENIOR ACTIVITY LEADERS

Roberta Di GiaRoberta Di Gia

Email: roberta.digia@cdl.ch

Jonathan ZeppaJohnathan Zeppa

Email: Jonathan.Zeppa@cdl.ch

ACTIVITY LEADERS

Irena DincicIrena Dincic

Email: irena.dincic@cdl.ch

Fana NwokkeabiaFana Nwokkeabia

Email: fana.nwokeabia@cdl.ch

Mauro PellazMauro Pellaz

Email: mauro.pellaz@cdl.ch

Miguel RiberioMiguel Riberio

Email: miguel.ribeiro@cdl.ch

Diana SomogyiDiana Somogyi

Email: diana.somogyi@cdl.ch

EXTRACURRICULAR MUSIC TEACHERS

Please click this link to see our extracurricular music teachers.

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