Visit of our twinning school in India

7 settembre 2017

 

On September 4 and 5 Principal Grace Noronha of St Aloysius Gonzaga School of Mangalore (India), accompanied by her colleague of Little Rock Indian School of Brahmavar (India), Principal Mathew Ninan, came to visit Leone XIII School.

St Aloysius Gonzaga School is a Jesuit English school with more than 500 students from kindergarten to secondary. Its country, India, is the second more populated and its educational system is highly focused in IT and English.

Online Exchange Program  with St Alysius Gonzaga School India.  Work made by students of Leone XIII School

Online Exchange Program with St Aloysius Gonzaga School India.
Work made by students of Leone XIII School

The Online Exchange program with this school was started three years ago by professor Cristina Chiocchio and class professor Raffaella Rossi who were later joined by professor Andrew Bises. The aim of this experience is not only getting to know other cultures and motivating our younger students to communicate in English but also to build long lasting relationships for a new society.

The topics may vary from year to year, from Expo and Food to National Trees, the underlying objective remains the same: opening ourselves to the world in a truly open-minded international spirit. Last year’s topic was inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. Children learned about the beauty of nature and realised that mother Earth is our common home for the children of Italy and India, underlining the brotherly nature of us all as citizens of the world.

During this short visit new projects of collaboration were proposed. Principal Grace Noronha gave our General Manager, professor Gabriella Tona, various paintings made by the children of the St Aloysius Gonzaga School. Look out for the exhibition in the main hall of our school!

The global network of Jesuit Schools is made up of 845 schools, a network with a fabulous richness and diversity: in America 173 (North America 83, Latin America 90), in South Asia 399 (India 391), in Europe 179, in Africa and Madagascar 51, in Asia Pacific 43. According to these numbers and facts, in words of Educate Magis we could say : “a Jesuit school’s home is the world and that its inhabitants (students, teachers, staff, school leadership, school boards) are part of a Global Mission, where the possibilities to grow and work as global citizens are endless.” (For more information about our network: Educate Magis). Thanks to this interesting network, Leone XIII has implemented over the years many international and national projects of collaboration: online exchange programs for the Primary School, Exchange programs for the Secondary School, collaboration with the online Jesuit community of educators and in Fondazione Gesuiti Educazione.

The international network of our schools is particularly suited to educating global citizens who can participate in a globalization of solidarity, cooperation and reconciliation that respects human life and all creation. (JECSE program)

This is the spirit that has driven us in these years to twin with Jesuit schools in the world and with this spirit we have welcomed our guests these daysPrincipal Rech of the Elementary Leone XIII School.

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Il 4 e 5 settembre abbiamo ricevuto la gradita visita di Principal Grace Noronha della Scuola dei Gesuiti St Aloysius Gonzaga School in Mangalore (India) e di Principal Mathew Ninan di Little Rock Indian School in Brahmavar (India). Da tre anni portiamo avanti un progetto di Online Exchange Program con il St Aloysius Gonzaga School che coinvolge  nostri ragazzi della III Primaria. Lo scopo della visita era di rafforzare la relazione, conoscere personalmente la scuola e i suoi referenti e creare nuovi progetti di collaborazione tra le nostre scuole.

La rete internazionale delle scuole dei Gesuiti si compone di 845 scuole presenti nei cinque continenti, una rete con una favolosa ricchezza e diversità: in America 173 ( America del Nord 83, America Latina 90) , Asia meridionale 399 (India 391), Europa 179, Africa e Madagascar 51, Asia Pacifico 43. Secondo questi numeri e fatti,  prendendo le parole di Educate Magis possiamo dire: “la casa della scuola dei Gesuiti è il mondo e i suoi abitanti (studenti, insegnanti, personale, dirigenza scolastica) fanno parte di una missione globale, dove le possibilità di crescere e lavorare come cittadini globali sono infinite “. (Per ulteriori informazioni sulla nostra rete: Educate Magis). Grazie a questa interessante rete, il Leone XIII ha attuato nel corso degli anni numerosi progetti di collaborazione internazionali e nazionali: programmi di scambio online per la scuola Primaria, programmi di scambio per la scuola Secondaria, collaborazione con la comunità gesuita di educatori, attraverso la Fondazione Gesuiti Educazione.

La rete internazionale delle nostre scuole è particolarmente adatta per educare cittadini globali che possono partecipare a una globalizzazione di solidarietà, cooperazione e riconciliazione che rispetta la vita umana e tutto il creato. (Programma del JECSE)

Questo è lo spirito che ci ha spinto in questi anni a gemellarci con scuole gesuite nel mondo e con questo spirito abbiamo accolto in questi giorni i nostri ospiti. Ins. Calisto Rech, direttore della Scuola Primaria.

Dott.ssa Olga Perez Sastre

Ins. Cristina Chiocchio

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