Nearly 1,500 Roséens, anciens, parents, staff and friends celebrated the end of
Le Rosey’s 135th year on the evening of Friday 26th and the morning and afternoon of Saturday 27th June; they found a school full of life and vigour under a sunny summer sky. Concerts, dinner and garden party, and an unforgettable musical — a remarkable Broadway-style production of “The Wiz” in a the Rosey Concert Hall, which, despite its 900 seats, had to close its doors to some would-be spectators. And at midday on Saturday, Anne and Philippe Gudin presided over their 35th and final Graduation ceremony before handing over the General Direction of Le Rosey to their thirty-year-old son, Christophe Gudin, who becomes Le Rosey’s fifth Director since the school’s foundation in 1880. The 72-strong Class of 2015 said goodbye to their school with the regret of those about to leave their second family but also with the joy of those launching into college and university life. This was a magnificent, warm and at times moving weekend, but always imbued with the quality of events and human relationships so unique to Le Rosey.
From September, Christophe Gudin will be Le Rosey’s Director General; Rob Gray will remain at his side as Headmaster. Anne Gudin will leave the General Direction and will no longer be the doyenne of the Juniors where she is replaced by Joannah Spencer; Anne remains President of the Conseil d’administration and will de the General Direction delegate for the Juniors. Philippe Gudin leaves his role as Director General; he retains responsibility for the new mountain campus and the development of Le Rosey Summer (and Winter) Camps; he is also counsellor to the Direction and member of the Conseil.
En plus des élèves, ce printemps nous avons aussi le plaisir d’accueillir 30,000 nouvelles roséennes dans nos 3 ruches qui ont été posées sur le campus à côté de notre eco-pond. Pendant la fête de noël 2016 vous aurez l’occasion d’acheter ce spécial Miel du Rosey auprès de notre steering committee.
Class 4 have been away for 5 days on a trip to the Ardèche. It has been an action packed few days with climbing, weaseling, caving, sight seeing, kayaking and a variety of evening games. Due to high winds the overnight river journey had to be altered. But we still managed 2 days of kayaking with the dreaded winds providing some challenging conditions for the students to overcome. Everyone approached the activities with enthusiasm and great spirit; leading to a wonderful few days in great company. Thank you Class 4!
11 members of the climbing team decided to make an expedition to the Aosta valley in Italy to climb in a beautiful location and further their skills. The team enjoyed climbing in a new location, lead climbing, topping and abseiling as well as eating ice cream, bbq’s and great italian food. Well done all involved.
5 students from class 3 took up the challenge of the International award and completed their practice expedition around the hills of the Jura. They had a great time navigating around the mountains occasionally getting lost but working out where to go … eventually.
This weekend the Silver International Award candidates undertook a 3 day expedition in the Jura mountains near Neuchatel. They had planned a great route through some very impressive scenery, including the Creux du Van and gorges de l’Areuse. The group were blessed with clear days but had to endure one very wet night, which provided a real test to their campcraft skills. Not only did they overcome this, but they even managed to produce a great fondue! Over the 3 days there was a clear improvement in everyone’s ability to navigate, camp and look after themselves in a changing environment. All of the students left the weekend with a very positive outlook and lots of enthusiasm for the final assessment in 3 weeks time. Well done!
Class 5 had a great weekend Mountain biking, Horse riding, Sailing and kayaking this weekend. The weather was less than ideal but with the new Rosey expedition jackets the students were prepared for the worst and managed to complete all the activities without exception. The weekend showed the students the wealth of outdoor activities the students can sign up to during the week and there are a lot of enthusiastic students who are keen to develop their skills further. Well done Class 5
Class 6 had an action packed weekend helping to compose and perform a piece of music inspired by the caves of Vallorbe. The students created background music in the cave and then played live music on stage in front of the rest of the school. The project was lead by 2 players from the BBC Philharmonic orchestra who found each students strengths and used them to help develop a piece of music. This was combined with the theatre group in the school and other musicians from class 3. Class 6 also enjoyed going indoor rock climbing and hiking around the Dent de Vaulion and then stayed at a mountain hut. It was a great experience for the students and they enjoyed the challenges throughout the weekend. Well done class 6.
Roséens in the Gstaad sun for the Rosey Races Prize-giving ceremony.
All marked by a warm and friendly atmosphere as medals were awarded for
the best slalom skiers, beginners, and team members. The cups often
carry names of those who have made a mark in the sporting history of
Rosey over the decades. The great pride for today's roséens of carrying
on the tradition of famous names from the past.
Le Rosey is celebrating its 100th winter in Gstaad
Serious academic meetings between parents, doyens and teachers, guidance
counsellors and university admissions officers from UCLA, Emory and
Cambridge and the Deans of Admissions from Dartmouth College in the USA
and King's College London.
Ski races with excellent snow conditions on the Wasserngrat, and a good
serving of raclette in the tent at the bottom of the slopes.
Hundreds of Roséens meeting up with their friends in Gstaad restaurants,
playing music together at the "Jam in the Alps", playing ice hockey
against current students, taking part in backgammon and curling
Nearly a thousand parents, anciens, teachers and students coming together
under the immense Alpengala Tent for a wonderful event, enlivened by
music, dance and speeches, all in favour of Rosey's future "Ecole des
Métiers" in Bamako in Mali.
Arrival in Gstaad
As is the custom, students arrived in Gstaad at the beginning of
January. Classes take place as they do in Rolle with one or two
modifications: classes take place on six slightly longer mornings
(including Saturday) as well as on Thursday afternoon. The other
afternoons are given over to winter sports. Click here to see the Director's Letter
year, we had two superb plays: the Juniors put on "Panto Pandemonium"
and the French theatre group performed "La Noce" by Chekov. The evening
started with a superb classical concert, and a pop/rock concert brought
down the curtain on a wonderful and exciting weekend. Click here to see the Christmas Photo collage.
Atelier Halloween 2014 au restaurant du Paul & Henri Carnal Hall :
Thème: Ne vous fiez pas aux apparences. Les élèves ont joué avec leurs
sens pour surprendre les papilles de leurs amis. Au menu: Velouté de
potiron aux châtaignes Tagliatelles de calamars à l'encre de seiche
Farandole de desserts terrifiants
Un menu haut en couleurs servi par des monstres gentils, c’était un effroyable paradis.
Défi: nager dans les eaux froides du lac Léman à l’approche de l’hiver.
Concert inaugural du Rosey Concert Hall
Re-live the emotion of the Rosey Concert Hall inaugural concert in just eight minutes:
2nd October 2014, to inaugurate the Rosey Concert Hall's first concert
season, Le Rosey hosted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the heart
of the Paul and Henri Carnal Hall. It was an emotional event with some splendid music-making.
The hall's acoustics fulfilled all early promise: the sound was clear yet warm.
Franco Piemontesi regaled the public with a magnificently precise and virtuosic interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1.
And the great maestro Charles Dutoit conjured up an extraordinary climax to the evening. Both
young and not-so-young members of the audience were sensitive to his
interpretation's wonderful grasp of Tchaikovsky' 5th Symphony -- its
structure, its orchestration, and its rhythmic drive and variety. The
final chords had hardly died away before the audience recognized this
moving and powerful performance with a prolonged standing ovation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Rosey Concert Hall for the next
event in the programme and our thanks to all those members of the
audience who sent us their moving messages of thanks and
Kelly Tchen, a Roséenne in class 3, passed away in Paris on 16th July 2014 at the age of fifteen.
Kelly had been battling against illness with courage and determination
for several months. She leaves behind the memory of a bright young girl
full of life and generosity.
To her brothers and anciens roséens, William and Richard, her parents,
family and friends go the the affectionate thoughts of the Rosey
community in Switzerland and across the world, who share their
suffering and join in their mourning.
inauguration Paul & Henri Carnal Hall A selection of film footage from the inauguration the Paul and Henri Carnal Hall! Nice Summer !Philippe Gudin
The Class of 2014 has lived up to expectations!
The eight French bac (FB)
students obtained 4 "mentions très bien" (one with "félicitations du
jury"), 3 "mentions bien" and one pass. A 100% pass rate for the
eleventh year and an excellent average score of 15,9 sur 20.
All 62 International Baccalaureate (IB)candidates obtained the full diploma. 6 candidates obtained above 40 points and 20 between 36 and 39 points.
The percentage of Bilingual Diploma was 60%. The average score was 34.5.
To appreciate the rue meaning of these results, we should not forget
that Le Rosey does not offer the chance of a High School Diploma or IB
certificates: all final year students at Rosey without exception must
sit the full FB or IB diploma.
Our warmest congratulations to this year's graduating students.
Friday 27 Juin 2014 - Paul & Henri Carnal Hall Inauguration
2000 members of the Rosey family -- Roséens, parents and Anciens -- came together on the Rosey campus on 27th and 28th June for two memorable events: the Inauguration of the Paul and Henri Carnal Hall and the 134th end-of-year celebrations and Graduation ceremony.
A l'occasion de la fête de la nature régionale et dans le cadre de
l'IPC, les Juniors ont participéà un atelier "plantation de plantes
aromatiques" chez un pépiniériste et à une visite au parc de
Les 23 petits élèves de la classe 8/9 ont découvert avec plaisir la
Bourgogne aux multiples facettes.
Cheminement dans la basilique de Vézelay, promenade dans les jardins de
l'Abbaye de Fontenay, passage d'une écluse sur le canal de Bourgogne ou
encore construction d'un camp romain au sein du nouveau muséo-parc
d'Alesia sont quelques unes des innombrables activités qui ont rythmé
ces belles journées du mois de mai sous une météo clémente. Les enfants
se sont montrés intéressés et ont reçu de nombreux compliments des
hôtes qui les accueillaient, un grand bravo à eux! Bien entendu la
gastronomie n'était pas en reste et les enfants ont apprécié les
escargots, le jambon du Morvan ou les gougères, spécialités au fromage
de la région. Les enfants ont pu fabriquer une vraie moutarde!
N'hésitez pas à leur demander le secret....mais chut.... De retour au
Rosey pour la dernière ligne droite! Avec le sourire et de beaux
mix of class 3 and 2 students have taken up the challenge of completing
their bronze or silver International award and completed their practice
expedition around the Jura this weekend. They started from the
Lac De Joux, covered around 55km carrying all their own equipment and
were completely autonomous for the 3 days. The students dealt coped
with very long days, navigated around the area effectively, and looked
after each other when it got dark and cold finding their way to camp on
Saturday evening. A great effort by the students who were superb
throughout and I have no doubt they will be ready for their qualifier
Les élèves de l'Excellence Challenge Juniors ont été invités à une sortie théâtre à Lausanne.
Ce spectacle a beaucoup plu aux enfants et cela faisait office de "
récompense " pour leur travail appliqué. Ils ont tous apprécié la pièce
et se sont laissés emporter par l'histoire féérique. Un très bon
moment... Un spectacle d'une belle qualité... Une adresse à garder...
Les élèves des classes 7,8 et 9 se sont rendus vendredi 4 Avril à Gland pour un atelier jardinage.
Ils ont pu découvrir les fleurs de saison comme les pensées, myosotis,
etc... Chacun a pu planter 3 fleurs de son choix et revenir avec une
belle composition à la section. Ils ont aussi pu découvrir de
nombreuses espèces de plantes et de fruits à travers un quizz. C'est avec un grand plaisir que le nouveau thème IPC a commencé. Let's plant !
Do you know the answers to these questions?
· The Halifax Resolves authorised representatives to approve this
document, which was signed by the non-fictional New Hampshirite Josiah
Bartlett. This document declares its addressee “unfit to be the ruler
of a free People”. A text written by George Mason inspired the opening
of this document, which states that all men are “endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights” Name this 1776 document
written by Thomas Jefferson.”
· Different versions of this device have been designed by Robert Fluid
and Santorio Santorio, while early versions doubled as barometers. A
scale for these objects that occasionally employ mercury was developed
in 1724 by Daniel Fahrenheit. Name these medical devices that are used
to determine temperature.
These are just two of the dozens of demanding questions teams had to
answer at the Swiss National Championshiphosted by Le Rosey for the third year running. The competition was very stiff and our teams had to fight hard to make it through the latter rounds.
Nonetheless, the Varsity team did well enough to make it through to the
European finals in Rome next May. So, we look forward to bettering our
title as Vice-Champions of Europe!
on expedition with a cello, a double bass and 23 other instruments with
Class 6 was a little out of the ordinary - and then taking them
underground into the caves of Vallorbe to compose and perform a piece
of music was utterly bizarre, but at the same time magical. Using
the acoustics created by the large cavern, students were able to
explore the use of sound to fill the space creating echoes and
resonance. All students were then involved in helping to compose a
piece of music on top of a bass riff by Miles Davis. Class 6 worked
incredibly well in carefully designed workshop groups to create vocals,
percussion and melodies. In a short period of time they created a
fantastic piece of music including solos, improvisation, and
harmonizing. This piece was then performed to an audience in the cave.
A superb achievement.
Hundreds of parents and Roséens, past and present, joined together to enjoy our celebrated February "Long Weekend". Working
meetings, ski races, gala dinners, alumni meetings, tournaments and
some very lively evenings — nothing was missing. What sets Le Rosey
apart is never more evident than at this special time when a great
community comes together for a few days — or even a few hours —from all
over the world, drawn to the warmth of these Gstaad reunions to
celebrate friendships that reach across frontiers, languages and race.
An exceptional day in the mountains with exceptional students ski touring up Les Arpilles. Leaving
the minibus at l’Etivaz we put our skins on our skis and ascended 1000m
to the summit of a beautiful mountain. The fresh snow overnight had
added to the fresh snow underneath and with perfect weather for an
outstanding ski down. The fitness and technique of the students has
improved considerably over the season, they set a great pace going
upwards and showed the staff how to ski on the down. A total pleasure
to be in the mountains with them!
Class 4 went on expedition to Gsteig travelling on an air-boards before sleeping in an Igloo overnight. Air
boards are big inflatable body boards with rails on the bottom to give
a small amount of control while descending at high speeds. Taking the
Wispile lift we traversed the ridge line and then descended down to the
valley covering around 14km having a great time along the way. Students
then had to prepare for the night learning about how to keep themselves
warm while sleeping in a snow hole. All students made it through the
night a little chilled by the morning but positive and enthusiastic
about the experience which I am sure they will not forget.
Pour la cinquième fois de suite, Le Rosey gagne la « Coupe Triangulaire » de ski! La
course au Wasserngrat et l’accueil à l’Eagle Club ont été très bien
organisés. Nos élèves ont pu profiter d’une excellente journée avec des
bonnes conditions de neige. Un nouveau système de calcul des points
pour les équipes a été introduit cette année (1ère place : 25 points ;
2ème : 20 pts ; 3ème : 15 pts ; 4ème : 10 pts ; 5ème : 9 pts etc.). Le
Rosey gagne la coupe devant l’Eagle Club et JFK. Toutes nos félicitations aux jeunes Roséens (nés entre 2005-2001) qui ont participé à cette course.
Vendredi 17 Janvier, les élèves des classes 7 , 8 et 9 sont tous partis à l'Aventure. Ils
ont d'abord préparé eux-mêmes leurs pique-niques. Puis, raquettes au
pied, ils ont effectué une marche de plus de deux heures. Après avoir
relevé plusieurs défis, les 4 équipes d'explorateurs ont atteint avec
succès le sommet de l'Eggli. Un grand bravo à nos aventuriers qui ont
su déveloper des compétences telles que l'entraide, la force physique
mais aussi mentale.
Class 5 travelled to Lauenen to discover a beautiful place close to Gstaad and to learn about the ‘dangers of the mountains’.
Students travelled on snow shoes over to Gsteig while practicing using
transceivers, probes and shovels so they know what to do if they ever
came across an avalanched group. The class showed a good spirit and
co-operated well to help each other over the hill.
than 1,200 Roséens, teachers, family and friends celebrated Le Rosey's
134th Christmas on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December. It
was a delightful and heartwarming fête under cold if sunny winter
skies. More than half of the student body participated in the
celebrations as actors on stage, as performers in the concerts or in
running our fundraising stalls. These were Christmas celebrations
marked by the warmth, friendship and the sense of community which is so
much a part Le Rosey.
Juniors ont été ravis de découvrir de vrais fossiles suisses, attentifs
et pertinents dans leurs questions ou réponses. Ils ont pu voir des
squelettes de dinosaures, mammouths, etc... des fossiles d'ammonites,
palmiers, ... Ils ont pu aussi partir à la recherche de 12 fossiles
enfouis dans le sable et ont pu les dessiner et les regrouper par
Le Rosey's first TEDx was a great success.
Organized with care and creativity by a dozen Roséens, Saturday 9th
November will stay in our memories as a wonderful day of thoughts and
feelings shared with some remarkable speakers who honoured us with
their presence. The strict rules that govern TEDx, notably that of
limiting the number of spectators to 100, were not easy to respect, but
Caroline, the President of the Organizing Committee, was able to bring
her team together and set a tremendous standard for the future.
In a few days' time, a Youtube link will make it possible to see or see
again the best of our TEDx, which looks set to become a a great annual
Rosey tradition. Bravo to the speakers, many from far away,
to the organizers who worked so hard for over eight months and to all
who helped and attended.
November 9th, 2013
Organized by our very own Rosey students,
TEDx Institute Le Rosey will be a day filled with inspiration and ideas
with talks from speakers such as Norman Foster, Kenneth Starr, and Luca
We invite all members of the Le Rosey community to buy a ticket and
attend the event to see what ideas our students believe are worth
As part of our IPC Migration topic this term, we began with an
"EVACUATION" of all class 6 and 7 students. We
had ten minutes to pack our bags and escape up to the Jura! We tried to
understand what refugees experience when they have to flee their homes.
Up on the Jura, we learned six new skills; How to light a fire, how to
use a water filter, how to treat an injury, how to build a shelter, how
to boil water and make tea and which equipment we really need to
survive. It was exciting and exhilarating, we learned a lot and we
Students in Class 2 all participated in an expedition to 'cross the Alps'.
By hiking from the Col Du Marchairuz to the Col Du Mollendruz students
covered around 15km each with a cumulative distance of around 1000km
the equivalent of crossing the Alps. Focusing on leadership and
teamwork skills students were independent and self-led having to
navigate from different starting positions to the end point. The
weather was unfavourable with strong winds, a covering of snow and
cold, but students showed a good attitude and spirit and were very
positive about the experience.
Class 5 went on their long expedition to Kandersteg and got to try many outdoor activities including:
mountain biking, archery, orienteering, canyoning, hiking, team games,
summer luge etc. The expedition culminated with a night in the
mountains underneath the famous Eiger north face and an ascent on train
up to the Jungfraujoch. It was a great experience for the students who
had a great attitude and enjoyed the expedition immensely.
Class 4,3,2, went on expedition in the Jura find out about the
International Award, and to learn some basic expedition skills.
Starting on campus the students planned their route and food for the
weekend. They took the train to Le Pont navigated their way to the tipi
village above the Lac du Joux. They prepared their food and learnt how
to make fires and navigate at night using a compass. The following day
they hiked to the summit of the Dent du Vaulion and down to Vallorbe
sticking to their timings. Students showed good character and
leadership skills throughout.
l'esprit de chacun, premier jour d'automne rime avec temps gris, mais
ce dimanche fut merveilleusement ensoleillé pour 16 Roséens déterminés
à atteindre leur objectif, le sommet du Moléson. Que cette
ascension se fasse par petits sentiers ou par via ferrata, chacun a
combiné forces physique et mentale pour gravir cette montagne dominant
la région, car une fois parvenus à son pied, nous sommes tout d'abord
interpellés puis intimidés l'espace d'un instant par son aspect
imposant. Un challenge gravé à tout jamais dans les mémoires de
certains, une simple étape de plus pour d'autres, l'occasion d'être un
leader ou la main dans le dos, mais avant tout un bon moment partagé
puis gratifié par un bon repas fort apprécié au sommet. Une fois de
plus, félicitations à tous nos participants et merci aux guides !
Seven students in class t completed the first half of the famous Tour du Mont Blanc. They
covered large distances each day, 56km in total, 3000m of ascent and
did a four-day tour in just three days. They showed great spirit and
determination and were a pleasure to take into the mountains. They
completed half of the tour and will return in two weekends' time to
complete the other half to qualify for their Gold International Award.
Lundi 29 septembre 20h15 Ted Brown Senior Advisor and Counsel to the Democratic Leadership in the US House of Representatives "How to understand the world in one hour and know more than your parents"
Mercredi 1er octobre 18h15 Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Chief Investment Officer de la Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA. "You know milk shake... what about financial shake ? "
Lecture and Brain Concert
Vendredi 10 octobre Anne Fontaine
Réalisatrice Projection du film "Gemma Bovery", présenté par sa réalisatrice Anne Fontaine.
15 octobre Christian Takushi Global Ethics
Jeudi 10 avril Christian Takushi The Emerging Economies and their impact on the global political economy:
- Is the relative decline of the USA and Europe inevitable?
- What problems are likely to be encountered in the emerging economies?
- Have western firms and societies started to change their ethics?