New Catholic secondary school in Lanaken – Pyxiscollege
Sint-Vincentiusmiddenschool, Technisch Instituut Sparrendal and Heilig-Hartcollege are resolutely taking a new direction: from January 2021 they will merge into one large Catholic secondary school, Pyxiscollege.
"Young people from Lanaken and surroundings will find an environment here where they can grow into the best version of themselves.
Why the name? Sven Van Vlierden, spokesperson Pyxiscollege:
"The name of our school is taken from the constellation Pyxis, which is also called the compass. That is exactly what we want to be to our pupils and staff: we want to give them direction, help them to realise their dreams and guide them towards a successful future."
"Pyxis is also the round box in which the wafer is kept in the Catholic faith. In this way we show that we are still a Catholic dialogue school where everyone is welcome, regardless of his or her background."
There is more than just a new name.
"Rather, the name is the crowning glory of the hard work, over the past three years, in which teachers, pupils and executives have worked intensively together. The result is a clear educational vision based on four core values: wonder, passion, sustainability and an open mind. Values that we look for in both our teachers and staff, as well as in our pupils."
Photo: Pyxiscollege 1ste graad location Koning Albertlaan, Lanaken (BE) © Pyxiscollege 2020
"First and foremost, the Pyxis College wants to be a place where pupils feel at home and where teachers inspire them like a coach. Where we help students to broaden their horizons and learn with dedication. Because that's what it's all about in the end. That you continue to learn, from and with each other."
"The fact that we are now at this point is due to ever-increasing cooperation with all the stakeholders of our school. Something we will continue to do over the next few years, initially from our three locations. But in a few years' time, we hope to move into a new campus in Stationsstraat and to give our educational concept even better shape there."