St Mary's College is an International School with a diverse global community and partners across the world. We build strong relationships with overseas partners and support their communities, schools and students with charity work.
St Mary’s College – An International School
A Global Outlook
In July 2017, St Mary’s was re-accredited as an International School by the British Council for the 4th time. A global outlook and a belief that we are stronger by embracing the world around us is at the centre of what we do.
We are a diverse community. There are over 50 languages spoken within the St Mary’s College family and nearly 60 nationalities are represented. We are a global community within our own four walls.
Our Global Partners
We have partners around the globe. We have undertaken exchanges with colleagues and students from Zespol Szkol w Warzycach in Jaslo, Poland several times over the last few years. It is essential for us at St Mary’s that we have strong ties with Poland as we have a large Polish community within our school.
We are also working in partnership with Colegio San Agustin in Alicante, Spain. This partnership exists primarily to aid students of both schools in developing their language skills. Exchanges and events are coordinated to give students the opportunity to develop their spoken and written Spanish and English respectively.
In September 2017 we launched Project: Nepal which culminated in a group of staff and students volunteering in a community in Pokhara, Nepal for a week. This partnership allows us to support the community in Pokhara and enable us to live our Catholic mission by sharing our skills and expertise with those who live in less favourable conditions. We worked particularly closely with two school communities to try and improve both the resources and opportunities that they can offer their students. A group from St Mary’s College will be visiting Nepal again in July 2020 to continue this work as part of what we hope will be a sustainable long-term partnership.
If you would like to support our overseas charity work, either financially or logistically, then please get in touch with us.
International School Leader contact, Mr Santi Berry: firstname.lastname@example.org