International School Partnerships
St. Mary’s recent international work included a multi-lateral Comenius project involving schools in Reutlingen, Germany and Almere in the Netherlands.
This work provided students with the opportunity to engage in visits to our European partners and, in return, to welcome our partners to our local area.
St. Mary’s current international work includes ongoing work with partners from the Republic of Ireland, England, Germany and Denmark. We plan to apply for Erasmus Plus funding in 2014 to extend an exciting new link with Colegio Aristos in the Getafe suburb of Madrid. Eight students will spend a week in Madrid in December 2013 and will host their Spanish partners in June 2014. We also have a longstanding curriculum partnership with Gymnasium Oesede in Germany. St. Mary’s regularly takes part in short term partnerships with international schools through the British Council. For example, in June 2013, a Year 9 class completed an on-line collaboration with a Junior High School in Argentina.