The Aline Mayrisch Spirit
Since its creation in 2001, the Lycée Aline Mayrisch has been a unique school that places the student at the center of learning and is a place where each young person can develop in complete confidence. Respect, solidarity, commitment and communication are the four pillars of our school charter. Our priority is to support young people through the turbulent period of adolescence in order to allow them to succeed and blossom.
A SCHOOL OPEN TO DEBATE AND DIALOGUE
Our aim is to prepare young people for the world of tomorrow, to develop engaged, responsible, critical and confident citizens.
The Lycée Aline Mayrisch is unique in its openness to the world and its exchanges with cultural, political, scientific and economic actors. We want to arouse interest and awaken curiosity. Developing values and allowing our students to live them is also part of the Aline Mayrisch spirit. A good example of this is the annual Solidarity Day, which benefits a preferential project voted by the entire school community: students, parents, faculty and staff.
A trusting relationship with parents is essential for quality support and students’ success. The Aline Mayrisch spirit values this dialogue between the school and parents.
EMPATHY AND WELLBEING
What has always been known in pedagogy, neuroscience has come to prove: feeling good and confident is paramount for humans to learn, work and evolve in complete serenity. Empathy and benevolence are at the heart of our philosophy. The well-being of every member of the community counts. Services such as SePAS, ESEB and the mediation group contribute to this collective effort.
To give the young people we are entrusted with both roots and wings
RESPONSIBLE AND INDEPENDENT STUDENTS
The pedagogical concept of Lycée Aline Mayrisch aims at student-centered learning. We allow students to become more autonomous in their own learning and to gain independence and responsibility. This implies a more active investment from the students and a more restrained posture from the teachers’ side: their role is to stimulate, accompany and observe the learning process.
What being a student at the Lycée Aline Mayrisch entails:
- acquiring disciplinary and cross-curricular knowledge and skills
- evolving in a caring and encouraging environment
- working as a team and getting involved
- developing critical thinking and creativity
- learning to use digital tools wisely
- develop their personality and discover their talents
- live and learn fundamental human values
Prix Aline Mayrisch
The award is given annually by the Lycée and the Cercle des Amis de Colpach to 12th grade students who, during their time at the Lycée, have shown particular commitment to the school community in various fields: social and political, sports, creative arts or literature and music.
A jury made up of members of the school board, the SePAS and the Conférence du Lycée selects the best candidates. The winners are celebrated at the end of the school year.
Lycée Aline Mayrisch encourages collaborative classroom work, an interdisciplinary approach and project-based learning. The annual project week gives each student the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have learned. Media education has a long tradition in our school: nowadays every student has an iPad, which allows them to learn the intelligent and reasonable use of digital tools, including the smartphone of course.
INVESTING IN OUR STUDENTS’ TALENTS
Students in all grades can choose from more than 50 extracurricular activities: sports, music, dance, theater, science, politics, solidarity, entrepreneurship, art, workshops… Everyone will be able to find something to discover or develop their talents! Music/dance and multi-sports classes offer the possibility of developing one’s talents (from 7th to 4th grade).
A TEAM IN TRAINING
In a rapidly changing world, pedagogical innovation and the adaptation of our teaching are at the center of our beliefs. The Lycée Aline Mayrisch encourages regular exchanges between teachers and organizes training sessions with external experts in order to complete the multiple challenges.
Participation in decision-making processes is one of the founding principles of the Lycée Aline Mayrisch. Exchanges and discussions are held between actors from the entire school community at different levels. Workshops with class and parent representatives are a regular feature of our school calendar. The management also works according to this principle of collective intelligence: as a team, with well-defined fields of action and in a collaborative manner.
Driven by the passion to think and live the school of the present, teachers, parents and students have invested themselves in the project of creating THEIR high school.
The Lycée Aline Mayrisch opened its doors in September 2001. The pedagogical project was conceived by a team of teachers around the director Gaston Ternes and Jacky Antoine, doctor in education sciences. From the beginning, school development and pedagogical innovation were at the heart of their aspirations. During the first school project, an ambitious school management structure was conceived and has largely remained to this day.
At the same time, the Lycée Aline Mayrisch was the first “Laptopschoul” in the country: as early as 2001, each student had their own laptop, which has now been replaced by the iPad. Pedagogical and collaborative work has been facilitated since 2015 by the school’s own eLAML platform.
ALINE MAYRISCH-DE SAINT-HUBERT
A PIONEER, A VISIONARY
Aline Mayrisch-De Saint-Hubert was an exceptional woman. She was passionate about literature and art, received authors and artists and promoted the European spirit – and she was a feminist. With her innovative ideas, she changed girls’ education and public health in Luxembourg. Aline Mayrisch was curious, open-minded and traveled a lot culturally. Throughout her life (1874-1947), she pursued her ideals with enthusiasm and commitment. The Lycée Aline Mayrisch is proud to bear her name, even if only her married name.