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What is the Network


The Marist Global Network of Schoolsto be inaugurated next October, responds to the call of the XX General Chapter to Journey Together as a Global Family. It is a project that is being created in a collaborative way involving the whole Marist Educational Community. However, like any serious project, it involves rigour and a process, which implies following defined stages such as communication with all interested parties.

As a result of the work carried out over two years by a team representing the different Regions of the Institute, a framework document has been drawn up which lays the foundations for the further evolution of the project.  It includes the following aspects, here presented in a very condensed form:

The aim of the network is: To contribute to the development, vitality, and sustainability of our Marist Mission in schools. Its scope is the secondary and pre-secondary schools that are Institute-owned or those associated with it.

The added value provided by the network will be:

  • Identity and sense of belonging.
  • Innovation and the quality of education and evangelisation provided.
  • Commitment of students to think and work globally.
  • Use of technology to share human resources and educational materials.
  • Opportunities for education coordinators to relate more personally and support one another, fostering interconnection and collaboration.

As a starting point in the launching process, some principles have also been adopted as key guidelines for moving forward:

  • It is to be inspired by the call and principles of the XXII General Chapter.
  • It is to be a global project.
  • It is to be a collaborative project.
  • It is to create opportunities for sharing and maximising resources.
  • It is to provide a platform for sharing.
  • It is to address the whole educational community.
  • It wants to contribute to the school improvement cycle.
  • It is to build on existing Marist networks.

Based on these principles and guidelines, produced by a group of experts, a creative, participatory process is underway, between May and October 2021, in which we invite you to get involved.