2021-07-17 SPAIN

The Marist Global Network of Schools is presented at the Meeting of Management Teams of Catalonia

The management teams of the Marist educational works in Catalonia (Province of L’Hermitage) held their annual meeting on July 2nd. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was held online and not in the Monastery of Les Avellanes (La Noguera-Lleida), as is tradition. Brother Carlos Alberto Rojas, Director of the Secretariat for Education and Evangelisation, was present at the event and presented the project of the Marist Global Network of Schools.

The meeting dealt with themes related to the Strategic Plan, formation, communication, economy and the motto for the next academic year. They also discussed the lines of work, the objectives, the new teams of the schools and the social works which will begin to function from the next academic year.

During his participation, Brother Carlos Alberto explained the procedure that will be followed from now on, with three inter-regional workshops involving school directors, educators, students and families. The Europe and Africa workshop will take place on 23 September.  “A project that will give us a plus of diversity and enrichment, which comes from the possibility of connecting,” he said.

Throughout the meeting, the school teams had a space to evaluate the Maristes Xarxa Innovació (MXI) educational innovation project and, at the same time, the social work teams spent some time reflecting on how we integrate the participation of children and young people in the education we offer them, from the perspective of rights. This space was led by Jordi Vicente, an educator from the Maristas Champagnat school (Badalona).

At the end of the meeting, there was a moment to thank the people of the school management teams, the social works and the central services who will take on a different type of responsibility next year. In the same way, good luck and good work were wished to the people who will be joining both the management teams of educational works and the mission team of Marists Catalonia from next year onwards.

Brother Jaume Parés closed the day by thanking, both on his own behalf and on behalf of the Brother Provincial, Pere Ferré, for the effort, dedication and work of each and every one of the people of the Marist educational works in a particularly complicated year: “We say THANK YOU in capital letters”.


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