Boarders can Participate in our Varied Recreational Program!
Activities include a wide variety of sporting, recreational, cultural and social opportunities. These can include beach trips, movies, ice skating, dances, river cruises, fishing and Laser Skirmish just to name a few.
The recreation programme also provides for practical pursuits that support our boarders in transition to the world beyond. Boarders can secure their boat license, obtain a scuba diving certification or join the technical crew who manage the operation of our state of the art theatrette.
The programme also encourages boys to become familiar with the city of Brisbane and what it has to offer. Being a boarding school only eight kilometres from the heart of the city allows boys to develop a passion for culture and the arts. Numerous outings to the theatre, museum and major city events such as “River Fire” are well received by the boys. Marist Ashgrove boarders through a structured programme applicable to each age group, become aware of the city they live in and are become fully engaged with its travel network and operation.
The recreation programme involves socials and outings with various girls boarding schools. The costs associated with recreation are carefully monitored considered and a series of no cost activities are always incorporated. The great plus about our recreation programme is its flexibility and the openness for ideas. Parents and boarders alike are encouraged to communicate with the Recreation Officer to comment or make suggestions about other activities they would like offered.
The College’s extensive sporting facilities are also available for use outside of school hours. These include an Olympic Swimming pool, 6 all weather tennis courts and two indoor basketball courts. Boarders can also access the weights rooms which is managed and operated through the highly successful Acceleration Australia organization.
Marist Boarders don’t have far to go to make use of the numerous ovals and cricket nets. The extensive bushland property and sweeping lawns give boarders space to relax and retreat from the demands of a busy day school. Boarders can also choose to spend time in numerous modern recreation rooms that are provided with DVD players, table tennis tables and billiard tables for each year level residence.
Boarders are also welcome to join the College’s comprehensive extra-curricular program which includes a wide range of activities in sporting, musical, dramatic and academic areas. Whilst Marist College Ashgrove performs well at the highest levels of sport, it is the breadth of our sporting programme that makes the College unique.
Often boarders wish to pursue a sport or activity outside of the College and in most cases these individual requests are supported. Boys have taken on the challenge of rodeo, golf, field hockey, judo, sailing, polocrosse, rugby league and a variety of other activities. Families are encouraged to discuss any such outside sport requests with the Head of Boarding. Phone: 07 3858 4640 or email: BoardingReception@marash.qld.edu.au