Colegio y Liceo Sagrado Corazón Reducto (Montevideo) "Now and forever! emagazine" 5ºH 2010
This is a special year for our school since we are
celebrating its 75th
Firstly, we thought creating this e-magazine would
be a good way of keeping the history of our school
alive. It would also connect past, present and future
generations in an interactive way.
Secondly, we have decided to take advantage of
this technological tool because everyone has access
to it and it is the best way to reach all our community
members. Besides, we are carrying out our annual
project using computers and English for
communicative, educational purposes.
We would like to thank those people
who have contributed with the
magazine, sharing information, pictures
and anecdotes with us!!!.
The Brothers of the Sacred Heart is
a congregation founded in Lyon,
France in 1821 by the father Andres
Coindre. The expansion of this
congregation outside France was
fast and in 1846 Brother Policarpo
sent the first brothers to the United
States. From there they went to
In 1903, a lot of brothers had to
leave France and moved to
different European countries.
At the beginning of 20th
the Brothers of the Sacred Heart
arrived in Uruguay and Argentina..
In 1927 the Brothers of Sacred Heart arrived in Latin
America and the first country where they stayed was
Uruguay. The first ones to arrive were Valero, Ciriaco,
Segundo and Justino Brothers. They founded the first
institute in Trinidad, Flores a year later.
In addition, they went to Florida in 1932, and they finally
came to Montevideo in 1935.
There were two schools next to “ Our Lady of Sorrows “
church; one of them called “Medalla Milagrosa”
belonged to Capuchinas Sisters and it was for girls. The
other one, called “San Luis” belonged to the Sacred
Heart congregation and it was for boys.
“Corazonistas” started their activity on March 11th
charge of Donato, Severino and Carmelo Brothers. The
headmaster was Brother Elías (José Ibisate) and there
were 30 students.
After that, the school became bigger and the building
opposite the church was bought. In 1965 the first
generation of secondary fourth graders began in the new
A few years later, they bought a piece of land in Manga,
which was called “Parque Coindre”.
In 1976 the Sisters at “Medalla Milagrosa”
decided to leave and the school became
part of Brothers of Sacred Heart
congregation. As a result, it was their first
mixed school in the southern part of South
The school kept on growing and in 1996 and
1997 students started attending 5th
grade at high school. To house these new
generations, the second floor of the current
high school building was built.
A very special moment for the community
was the year 2002, when the school
celebrated the 75th
anniversary of the arrival
of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Uruguay
and Latin America.
The ceremony was attended by many
people, including Brother Bernard Couvillion
and delegates from other Latin-American
countries. One of the most significant
elements of it was the “Time Trunk” that will
be opened for the hundredth anniversary in
At present the religious community is formed
by Brothers Gonzalo, Avelino, Daniel and
Emilio who, along with more than 100 lay
collaborators, educate approximately 700
In the late 1920´s , Uruguay had an excellent
economy, one of the best in America. With
regards to politics, our country had a
democracy. The world called us "THE"THE
AMERICAN SWITZERLAND "AMERICAN SWITZERLAND " But this situation
finished when the crisis started.
But not everything was a disaster. In 1930, our
country held the first football world cup,
organized by FIFA. It was between 13th and
30th July 1930. FIFA decided to organize the
championship in Uruguay to celebrate the
centenary of its independence.
To hold this important event,
we built Centenario stadium
and called it this way .
Footballers like Piendibene,
Nasazzi, Petrone were idols,
but that same year, a man
appeared and became
people´s idol in Uruguay and
Argentina. He was Carlos
Gardel, a very famous singer
who sold a lot of discs all over
Some of his most popular songs are:
•The day that you love me
•Her eyes closed
•My dear Buenos Aires
•When You're Not
Right now he is deputy director.
He has worked in the school since 1986. At the
beginning he was a Biology teacher .
“ This anecdote occurred more than 20 years
ago at Sagrado Corazon High school.
At that time the person in charge of the
administration section was the well-known and
remembered Brother Fermín.
One day a man interested in choosing a high school for his son came to the
Brother Javier, who was the headmaster and had his office where the
secretary is now, was the one that received that man. When the man got into
the office, he took a gun and pointed at Brother Javier making him walk to
the administration office where he ordered Fermin to give him all the money.
But Fermin wasn’t scared at all and he told the thief: "Listen to me, why don't
you start working instead of robbing?" The outlaw, who was scared but at the
same time amazed, answered him to stop saying non sense and demanded
Fermin to give him the money, something that finally he did. Then, the thief ran
away quickly, took a taxi and left. Some months later, he was caught by the
She started working at the
school in1999 as a preceptor.
“I recently met a Chilean –Ruben-
(year 2006) who is nowadays my
husband and he lives in Uruguay. But in
that moment he was living in Chile and
I was living here, we had just begun our
relationship. One day Antonio and
Gustavo told me at school:
‘Rose, have you seen what happened in Chile?’ I answered: ‘No, I
haven’t ’ and they looking concerned, said there was a terrible earthquake.
I was worried, and in that moment I didn’t search it on the internet, the only
thing I did was running to Alfredo’s store, buying a telephone card to call
Ruben. He answered the phone, I asked him “ how are you? And how is your
family? , and how is the country? He was surprised and said, why are you
asking me that?
In that moment I discovered it was a joke of my workmates.
It was terrible, because I was just getting to know Ruben and I was impulsive,
also my workmates crossed the line, hahaha!
Who would say that years later a terrible earthquake would happen in Chile,
and just a week after we had come from Chile. Who would say it?”
He is one of the Brothers at Sagrado
Corazon High school. He has worked
in the school since 2001, in the
The title of this anecdote is “Broken
“It happened some years ago. It was a winter midday. It had been
raining all day. I was at the entrance of the school. The telephone rang,
I answered it and it was Camila’s mother, who was a first grade student.
The mother told me to tell her daughter to go home straight away. In the
meantime, I answered other calls, all with certain urgency because of
When I talked to Camila, I told her that her mother had called and had
asked her not to leave the school on her own and to wait for her. During
all the afternoon, Camila waited for her mother at school. I saw that at
some moments she played table-tennis, she bought something at the
canteen, she walked up and down and I talked to her more than once.
She was bored.
In 1994, Ricky Martin was the most popular Latin singer
and all the girls were in love with him, so it was surprising
when a giant poster announced the arrival of this pop idol
at the Festival of Brother Polycarpo at school that October.
The news was unbelievable, but in a previous festival held
at school, Jorge Nasser and his group Niquel had come,
so we were hopeful that it would happen.
The day came... the gates were suddenly opened at
Marsella Street and a big black limousine slowly coming
into the school was floodlit. At that moment, everyone
stood up and rushed. It was possible! He was really there!
Two bodyguards wearing suits and sunglasses came
out of it . We were very shouting “ Its true, it´s true,". And
then I approached and realized that he was actually a
shameless 4th grade student with a wig.
He even performed on stage, singing and dancing several
hits accompanied by some young girls who made the
Ricky Martin didn’t come to school, but we all had fun and
no one got angry. It was just a joke that made the party
special and has been remembered for many years.
It was like this
In 1992 the high-school had a ground floor and a first floor where
the seven classrooms and the computer room were. There were
only first to fourth year groups.
The computer room used to be where the music room now
works, but there was no corridor, so we had to go up the stairs to
go to the canteen and through it we arrived at the 4th year
classroom, where the library is now.
There were several small fruit trees next to the avocado tree and
a larger yard in the middle of the cement pitch which until last
year was a dirt one ). That is to say that we had to play football
There was no laboratory, so we made experiments in class. The
Secretary office was in where the headmaster office is today.
The uniform was a suit and tie ... and we used to wear it!
told by Emilio Rodrigo.
Last year, we were talking to Emilio when we
saw a new student who looked concerned,
going out of the toilet. We asked him what was
happening and he replied that something
strange had happened to him while walking to
high school. He saw a gun lying on the street
curb, he took it because he thought that it
could be dangerous and threw it in a rubbish
The student kept on looking at his hands and we
asked him why he was so worried about them
.He replied that he had washed them so that no
trace of the gun remained on his hand !! We
laughed at him and explained that his
fingerprints were on the gun and not the other
way round. Finally, we decided to call his
parents and the police because the gun could
be linked to any crime .
told by Antonio López.
* What are first graders going to prepare for the
celebration of the 75th anniversary of the school?
We have worked on it in two subjects.
In Spanish , we have interviewed people who have
attended Primary and Secondary school at Sagrado
Corazon. We have asked them questions such as
what their school times had been like and which
anecdotes they remembered. The teacher has given
us a question guide. We could also record the
person, take pictures and take notes about their
In Music, we have prepared some folders about
what was the high school, clothes, the music that
people listen to and manners were like from 1950 to
* What are second graders going to prepare
for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of
We have worked in different subjects for this
In music, we were 7 groups of 6 people, we
have made a report about the bands that
have been popular since the school was
founded . We wanted to see how they have
In Arts, we have made paintings representing
the 75 years of the school. There was a winner:
Finally, in Physical education the teachers
have thought about doing something but we
haven´t started yet, so we don’t know if we'll
finish on time.
*What are third graders going to
prepare for the celebration of
anniversary of the
We are going to dance. The
songs have been chosen by the
teacher Claudia Cavalli and our
task is to create a choreography
depending on the song. We
drew some pictures related to
this celebration, but no one in
our class won.
* What are fourth graders going
to prepare for the celebration of
the 75th anniversary of the
In Arts, my partners and I
have made paintings that
represent things about our high
school. These have participated
in a competition in which Art
teachers have chosen the best
Then, the winning picture will be
painted in the school yard.
*What are sixth graders going to
prepare for the celebration
of the 75th anniversary of the
Sixth graders are preparing
different things but they aren´t
ready yet. There are two big
projects: souvenirs to be given
to people who will attend the
festival and a time tunnel with
uniforms, photos and many
other things connected to the
history of our school.
Professorate at IPA-CERP-INEP
High school teacher in :astronomy, biological sciences,
geographic sciences, visual communication, law, music
education, Spanish, philosophy, mathematics, chemistry and
Master technician (INET)
máster technician in :
- car mechanics
UDELAR-ISEF- Degree in physical education
Administration and Economics
Technician l in business administration
Real estate operator
National Police School
The Navy School
Degree in naval systems - the national
Degree in nautical-official system for
The Army school
Degree in military service - lieutenant
Military Aeronautical School
National civil aviation
Textile and fashion design
National School of Fine Arts
Plastic arts / Degree in graphic
Natural resources technician
He attended 5th
Scientific and then 6th
At the moment, he is
studying to be a
systems engineer at
He thinks that it is a bit
difficult but he will go
on because he really
He attended 5th
At the moment, he is
studying to be a dentist
He is really happy with his
decision because he is
doing what he likes.
Martin Varese, 25 years old. He’s attending the last year at
-When did you decide to be a vet ?
-When I was a child. I have loved animals all my life and I´ve had
a lot of pets like dogs, cats and birds.. My first pet was a rabbit. I
got it when I was five years old. It was called Bugs.
-What high school did you go to?
-I went to “Sagrado Corazón” because it’s near my house and
my parents went there too
-Did you like it?
-Yes, I met my best friend there.
-So, do you enjoy your career?
-Yes, I do. I’m really happy to learn about animals, it’s really
-What are you planning to do in the future?
-I want to work in the countryside.
-Why do you want to work there?
-Because I love horses and I want to breed them.
Teenagers are worried about one
of the most important and most
dangerous problems in the world.
Everybody knows it with the name
“drugs” but not every drug is
known by this name.
Take for example some medicine,
cigarettes, and alcohol as well.
It is very common to see teenagers
in the street having a bottle of beer
or wine in their hands after a
dance party or a birthday party.
This is a kind of drug which affects
their behavior and their health too.
After drinking so much alcohol they
feel dizzy and they don´t
remember what they have done.
Sometimes they not only drink alcohol
but also they smoke a lot. It seems as if
they didn´t know what they were doing.
Smoking is bad for yourself and for the
people who are near you. Cigarettes are
not allowed in schools, university,
hospitals, offices, and I think this is the
best rule I have ever heard.
On the other hand there are people who
take lots of medicine and this is drug too.
People who suffer from headaches take
lots of different pills to feel better and
after some time they depend on them.
The same happens to people who can´t
Personally we think that teenagers
worry about drugs such as cocaine or
marihuana and this is because more
and more young people are taking
them without knowing these drugs
can cause physical and mental
serious problems and sometimes
death. This is a problem everybody
has to talk to their families or doctors
who are the ones that can help us.
It is important to face this problem as
soon as possible.
Networking is one of the most common
attractions for teenagers nowadays. It has
evolved over the years. Today, we are able to
communicate with persons from other parts of
the world through instant messages. And, we can
see and listen to each other using this technology. It is incredible!
Years ago we used to write letters to get in contact with a relative…
and he/she had to wait about
two months to receive it!
These are some of
the phrases that
are never out of a
when they first
Teenagers use this
communicate and, it is
also a hobby for them.
They spend a lot of
hours in front of their
computers. Most times,
they spend too much
time on it.
Facebook is the most
visited social network of
IS A SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE LAUNCHED IN FEBRUARY 2004
THAT IS OPERATED AND PRIVATELY OWNED BY FACEBOOK, INC., WITH
MORE THAN 500 MILLION ACTIVE USERS IN JULY 2010. USERS CAN ADD
PEOPLE AS FRIENDS AND SEND THEM MESSAGES, AND UPDATE THEIR
PERSONAL PROFILES TO NOTIFY FRIENDS ABOUT THEMSELVES.
ADDITIONALLY, USERS CAN JOIN NETWORKS ORGANIZED BY
WORKPLACE, SCHOOL, OR COLLEGE.
"Urban tribes are groups of people in urban areas who have some kind of
close association based upon similar lifestyles or activities"
"Urban tribes are young city people that gather in relatively small, fluid
groups. These groups share common interests that are, in general, different
from the interests of mainstream culture". (Michel Maffesoli)
They are made up by groups of people – usually young, with a distinct
common identity: the same aesthetic codes, the same identity symbols, the
same rules, the same language, the same music… A whole ideology! They
are a reflection of what they love or what they hate and of their own instincts.
We can find them in any city in any country.
THERE ARE SEVERAL TRIBES IN URUGUAY...
AMONG THE LEAST POPULAR WE HAVE:
•THE GOTICOS (GOTHS),“NEW ROMANTICS”, OR DARKS
THEY LOVE WEARING BLACK CLOTHES, AND GLOOMY ACCESSORIES (RELATED TO
DEATH) LIKE CROSSES OR SKELETONS. IT WAS ORIGINATED IN THE UK IN THE 70S,
AND SINCE MOST OF ITS FOLLOWERS GREW UP, THE FOLLOWING GENERATIONS
FORMED NEW TRIBES GIVING WAY TO NEW STYLES AND NAMES.
THEY ARE THE ROLLING STONES’ FANS AND OTHER ARGENTINIAN ROCK GROUPS, AND ARE
AMONG THE LARGEST TRIBES. THEY WEAR TORN JEANS (OVERALL JEANS ARE A MUST) BLACK
T-SHIRTS WITH THEIR FAVOURITE BANDS PICS PRINTED ON THEM.
THEY CARRY A SHORT STRAIGHT FRINGE LOVE DRINKING “MATE” AND SPENDING TIME WITH
FRIENDS, PLAYING THE GUITAR, AND SMOKING ORDINARY CIGARETTES AS WELL AS MARIHUANA
( NOT ALL OF THEM, OF COURSE). THEY’RE FRIENDLY AND MOSTLY PEACEFUL THEIR MOTTO
IS “TODO TRANQUI” = “EVERYTHING EASY/QUITE” IN ENGLISH..
THIS IS THE NEW TRENDY TRIBE WHICH HAS GAINED MANY FOLLOWERS IN B.A.. THEY
HAVE PIERCINGS AND, UNLIKE GOTHS, THEY LIKE TO WEAR FLUORESCENT ACCESSORIES,
OR DARK CLOTHES WITH A TOUCH OF ANY BRIGHT COLOUR. THEY ARE THE FOREVER
GLOOMY, SUFFERING, AND DEPRESSED TRIBE. IT’S ALL ABOUT “EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS,”
HENCE THE NAME EMO.
THEY HAVE TO BE SKINNY AT ANY COST. THEY CUT THEMSELVES AS A WAY OF
“RELEASING” THEIR INTERNAL PAIN. SINCE IT’S ALL ABOUT PAIN, WHEN ANY EMO CRIES
HIS PARTNER HAS TO CRY TOO, AND AS A SYMBOL OF COMMUNION, THEY MIGHT CUT
THEMSELVES TOGETHER. THEY ARE THE FLOGGERS’ FOES, AND THERE ARE USUALLY
FIGHTS BETWEEN THESE TWO TRIBES.
THIS URBAN TRIBE HAS ORIGINATED IN ARGENTINA, AND ITS MEMBERS COME FROM A
SOCIAL NETWORK CALLED FOTOLOG WHERE TEENS UPLOAD PICTURES OF THEMSELVES
AND POST COMMENTS.
THEY’RE REGARDED AS SUPERFICIAL AND FRIVOLOUS. THEY LIKE ELECTRO MUSIC, WEAR
COLOURFUL CLOTHES, AND HAVE LONG BANGS COVERING ONE OF THE EYES. THERE’S NO
DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE CLOTHES BOTH SEXES WEAR. THEIR MAIN AIM IS TO BECOME
MANY OF THEM, LIKE MARCO THE LITTLE PRINCE, HAVE BECOME QUITE A CELEBRITY AND
ARE HIRED BY SOME DISCOS TO WALK THE CATWALK, SIGN AUTOGRAPHS, AND HAVE THEIR
PHOTOS TAKEN WITH FANS. MALES ARE CONSIDERED TOTALLY METROSEXUALS.