Life has been busy in St Louis since returning after the Christmas holidays.
Both the Year 11 and Year 13 boys have endured the delights of the mock examinations but all have survived to tell the tale – and most are even still smiling! The Year 12 boys are looking and learning – they are now embarking on their choices for extended essays, which is a very exciting time for them as their select their areas of specialism.
Out of the classroom, we enjoyed great success and amazing House pride at the inter-House volleyball – the B team beat two of the three boys’ Houses and the A team one of the three (although both of the other sets were very close) and both Mr and Mrs Goff lost their voices through shouting encouragement throughout all the matches! Every single member of our House who was available that day was either playing in a team or as a reserve and we were very proud of each and every one of them.
We enjoyed an excellent House outing to Solalex last Wednesday after prep – taking the skidoo up the mountain to a restaurant which is not accessible during the winter by road – and enjoying fondue and other culinary delights. A great time was had by all and it was an amazingly clear night to admire the stunning setting and the stars. After half term we will take all the boys on another House outing to a local ski resort, Ovronnaz, where we will ski and enjoy the thermal baths, what a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening! The boys have also been enjoying their Sunday day expeditions, offering ice climbing, skinning, cross country skiing and snowshoeing – even if it does mean they miss their Sunday lie-in! But the scenery and experiences they are offered more than make up for this……
Many of the boys are enjoying individual successes on the sporting front, representing the school in competitions for swimming, volleyball, basketball and of course skiing. In addition, Emilio is currently in the Hague this week with Mr Goff at the international conference of the Model United Nations with over 3,000 delegates – what an experience! This is before going on to Denmark for the basketball tournament and the service project in Kenya over half term – what a busy life! All of these additional activities take a great deal of time and we are so proud of them all. Life is busy, but very rewarding!