Representatives from No Planeta B and Global Issues Network had the honor of carrying letters written by student attendees from GINParis 2015 to world leaders involved in COP21, including United Nations Secretary-General Bi-Ki Moon! Marymount students expressed many different environmental concerns in the hopes that their voices would be heard. In the coming days we will be learning about the decisions made by COP21 this year - let us hope that they have listened to the millions of calls for action from around the world and find effective solutions for climate change!
The aims of a Marymount education are manifold: to educate the heart and mind, and to provide for each student’s total growth, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically.
Mother Marie Joseph Butler
Founder of Marymount International School, Paris
- 45 different nationalites
- 36 languages spoken in our community
- 12 religious affiliations represented
- 19 schools in global network
Our children feel like they belong to this community instead of feeling like outsiders in a foreign country. Marymount makes them feel at home.
Elementary School Mom
It is essential that every child has access to the curriculum and that the right of all children to learn is recognized and respected. There is no one size fits all mode to education.
The experienced lunchtime team regularly liaises with the School Principal to offer regional 'tasting' lunches for students to provide them with a sensory curriculum experience for the palate! From Picardie, France to Louisiana, USA, the roots of our diverse community are reflected right here in the Marymount lunchroom! Students are offered a regular lunchtime to selection but may opt for the regional 'tasting' menu that includes specialty foods from the featured region.
Marymount International School, Paris organized a Water Is Life Walk-a–Thon on 20th March 2015 to raise funds for the RSHM Mission in Zimbabwe. The walk-a-thon is part of the Make A Difference Club's Water is Life Project as part of the 2015 Green Actions Program. The main aim of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of water and of the global water crisis. Water is a focus in the curriculum but we also want the school community to take action and do something practical. The RSHM schools in Zimbabwe provide education and pastoral care for children whose parents cannot afford to send them to public schools. The schools have very basic facilities. Sister Kathleen Murphy, the RSHM missionary who cares for the children in Zimbabwe says 'in our area of Harare, there has not been a constant supply of running water for years. The lack of water is indeed, a great suffering for our people here.' Children have to carry two to five liters of water on their heads every day and the school needs toilets and washing facilities. This is our chance to help! Teachers and students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 participated, along with volunteers from the parent body and walkers carried up to six liters of water on their backs, depending on their age and size, in empathy with the millions of children who have to walk long distances daily for water, which is often polluted.
A message from Mrs. Stadlman, Make a Difference Club organizer: On Friday March 20th Marymount staff, faculty parents and students walked together in the sunshine in the Walk for Water Walk a Thon. The walk, which involved the participation of students K-8, was organized to collect funds to provide sanitary facilities for our school in Zimbabwe. The walkers carried bottles of water in their back packs to raise awareness of the many children in developing countries who have to walk more than 6 kilometers daily to collect water then carry it back home for their families. Sponsorship and donations raised a total of 8625.17€! We owe a huge Thank You to Mrs. Bambridge for her enthusiasm, encouragement and support, to the several teachers and administrators who pulled together to organize the walk and especially to our Awesome Green Team Parents: Marie Taymans- Verstraete, Nandita Jain and Marilys Aragones who oversaw the project with amazing scrutiny vigilance and joy!