Olympia Severis

A day in the life of…Olympia Severis

Working in a boarding school that has the Swiss Alps as a backdrop may sound idyllic, but it requires sacrifice and a lot of hard work, explains this busy teacher

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I work at Le Régent College, a co-educational 4-18 boarding school in the French-speaking Swiss Alps. I feel privileged to teach here, but the reality is not the perfect fairytale that people might think. Working in an international boarding school in the middle of a mountain resort brings unique challenges.

My typical Wednesday morning begins at 6.45am when I wake up our senior girls and get them ready for breakfast and lessons. An hour later, I walk over to the junior school where I am a Year 8 tutor. This is one of the highlights of the job, because my 12 tutees are such a varied and lovely ...

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