Rolle students get up at 7.00 am, have
a shower, tidy their bedroom and make their
beds. They then go downstairs and have breakfast
– a large buffet, the only informal
meal of the day.
am and midday there are five periods of
class with a mid-morning “chocolate
break” (this is Switzerland).
at midday there is a school assembly
which brings the whole school together for
notices, reflection and sometimes for dialogue.
On the other days of the week students are
free until lunch unless a minor infringement
of the rules means that “fitness”
At 1.15 pm, classes
begin again and finish three periods
later at 3.30.
From 4.00 to
6.00 pm the “Sports-Arts block”
gives the students an extremely broad daily
choice of activities with few restrictions
– although all must respect a sports-arts
balance and they need to keep to the programme
they have chosen.
shower, students do homework and “prep”
in the first study hall from 6.20
to 7.20 pm – although at this time
many are involved in choir, orchestra or
Dinner, for which
students dress more formally (boys wear
a jacket and tie, for example), is served
at 7.30. Mealtimes at Le Rosey follow
quite a strict formula: each term all students
are allotted a place (with their own named
napkin) at a table with between six and
eight other students and one or two teachers.
Dishes are brought to the table by students
following a duty rota established by the
Students must stand at the arrival of an
adult and they do not leave the table until
allowed to do so by the boarding director
after notices have been given.
Soon after 8.00
pm the main study hall begins and students
study in their rooms or in the study hall
itself depending on their “study groups”
(see details on special page). A number
of special activities may also take place
in the evening: cultural or dinner outings,
conferences, lectures, debates, the Forum”,
the Académie, the Model United Nations,
or staff-student sports competitions.
(surely welcome after such a active day)
is from 9.00 to 11.30 pm depending on the
age of the student.