Active ConnectionsThis entrance gate can be found at the Mary Ward Kindergarten in Fulda, Germany, and symbolizes well our special friendship among Mary Ward's friends and followers all across the globe. If you are interested in any of these programmes, do not hesitate to contact us.
A SCHOOL EXCHANGE: CJ Marienschule in Fulda, Germany, and IBVM Mauritius, March 2018
A SCHOOL TOUR - LORETO QUEENSWOOD CHOIR, SOUTH AFRICA, at MARIA WARD SCHOOL GÜNZBURG, GERMANY
The objective of the trip was to expose Loreto School Queenswood learners to another culture, a new country and another Mary Ward community. (...) precious moments include the standing ovations from audiences, the many articles that appeared in the local newspapers, posters displayed all over Günzburg and an elderly woman that stopped our learners to give them chocolates.
Through our visit many relationships were formed.
(Principal Marcello Palozzi, taken from: ibvmunngo.org)
A TEACHER'S EXPERIENCE
Brasilian teacher Miriam de Castro Dutra Carvalho is enjoying the snow in the Alps together with German teacher Petra Hafensteiner from Mary Ward School Traunstein-Sparz.
I am from Brazil and I live in Sao Paulo. I am married woman with two daughters. One daughter is a pupil at the Mary Ward School in Sao Paulo, Escola Santa Maria. My husband and I are an active part of the Friends of Mary Ward and furthermore I am a catechist for confirmation groups.
I am a teacher for German and wanted to improve my language skills. This is why I contacted our Brazilian provinical, and so I was able to come to Germany, to the Erzbischöfliche Maria Ward Realschule St. Zeno in Bad Reichenhall, in the south of Germany.
I arrived on 4th January 2017 and have experienced a lot during my stay.
At school I give talks in different classes about Brazil and I am happy to answer all sorts of questions, as the boys and girls show a lot of interest for the Brazilian culture. I attend lessons regularly, not only German classes. This is all very interesting and very useful for my experience both in my job, but also in life.
I also was able to get to know the Erzbischöfliche Maria Ward Mädchenrealschule Traunstein-Sparz and I have given some talks on Brazil there, as well. This was also very interesting, and new good contacts arose from this.
I would like to thank the CJ sisters as well as the Mary Ward Schools, and will pass on my experience back at home to others.
A PUPIL'S EXPERIENCE
Hi! My name is Eva, I am 16 years old. I am a pupil at the Maria Ward Gymnasium in Günzburg in Germany. This year I have moved to Ireland in order to get to know the life and culture of Ireland, to learn English and to go to school, of course. After the Christmas holidays I arrived here, and now I am a pupil of the Loreto Abbey School in Dalkey near Dublin, which is also a Mary Ward School.
This school looks like a castle. The front part is used by the sisters. Apart from myself, there are other "international students", for instance some Spanish girls who are also Loreto pupils in Spain. The atmosphere here at the school is extremely good, and I found really good new friends as early as on my second day of my stay. What can I say, I have now been here for half of my time in Ireland, and even now I am extremely impressed by everything. I am looking forward to the coming weeks and months, and will enjoy getting to know more people at the school. All the best, Eva.