More structure. More mateship. More opportunities.

Marist Extend is an exciting new program launched in 2023 – unique to Marist College Ashgrove – that has been designed for boys in Years 7 and 8 who wish to extend themselves further.

Catering to boys who are ambitious and who want more focus on their academic studies and co-curricular pursuits, Marist Extend runs from 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday to Thursday and includes academic support, meals, and activities. The program is part of our boarding offering and is managed by our dedicated Boarding team, all of whom are qualified and experienced in the care and guidance of our boys.

Marist Extend is designed to ‘extend’ a boy’s day and provide him with more structure so that he can achieve more. With Marist Extend your son will enjoy a richer experience in his schooling journey whilst also achieving a greater connection to his study, his peers, and Marist College Ashgrove.

Marist Extend encompasses meals with our Boarding students, student choice of co-curricular activities and dedicated academic support to help Year 7 and 8 boys gain more traction in their studies. The program provides busy parents with peace of mind that their son is being challenged and guided within the Marist spirit. It is also a great opportunity for Year 7 and 8 students at Marist to participate in more activities, make more friends, and receive more guidance in their early years of Secondary School.

Marist Extend will help boys to develop good routines, good study habits and a sense of independence, all within the safety of the Marist Boarding House. It is ideal for students who would benefit from structure and guidance in their academic studies with academic staff on hand to support them in dedicated study sessions.

When parents pick up their son at 8:00pm he will have done his co-curricular activity, exercised, attended to his homework, eaten dinner, and had a shower.

The daily fee for the program is $70, which is invoiced to families at the end of each term. This includes meals, a supervised study session with Marist teachers, and allows the boys to continue to participate in co-curricular activity. You will not be charged if your son has to attend a school event which prevents him from attending Marist Extend on a given day. He is welcome to attend a make-up session on a different day, pending availability.

Daily Schedule

The daily Marist Extend afternoon/ evening program will run as follows:

MARIST EXTEND PROGRAM
Report to dorm for roll call, get changed, phones handed in3:10pm
Afternoon tea provided in the dorm3:15pm
Boarding Club/ MCA Sport training3:20pm
Return to dorm to prepare for study4:45pm
Study session in library or CLE with MCA teachers and Boarding Supervisors5:00pm
Dinner provided in the dining room6:10pm
Gym/Exercise6:30pm
Return to dorm for showers7:15pm
Silent Area Options (SAO) in dorm at own desk (no tech)7:30pm
Supper provided in dining room if required7:50pm
Marist Extend students collected from Boarding Reception8:00pm
What to bring

Marist Extend students will be allocated a locker in the residence, and should bring:

  • A change of clothes – weather-appropriate casual clothes with sneakers
  • A towel and basic toiletries (students will have showers before going home)
  • Homework/ assignments to work on during the study session with MCA teachers
  • Boys who have training or co-curricular activities in the afternoon should bring any relevant uniform etc.
  • Mobile phones are permitted, but are to be handed in to the supervisor at roll call after school

A sunscreen dispenser is located in Boarding Reception for students to use in the afternoon.

Marist Extend students are welcome to leave a small bag of belongings in the residence, if convenient. They are also welcome to drop off a bag before school on the days they have Extend. This should be done prior to the dorm closing at 7:30am.

Dietary Requirements

Please inform us of any dietary requirements for your son. The kitchen is able to cater for those with allergies, and provides gluten-free and lactose-free options for each meal.

Medical Requirements

Please inform us if your son will take medication between 3:10pm and 8:00pm. The College nurse remains on duty until 9:00pm on weekdays, so medication will be administered by the Health Centre staff, as it would during the day. If your son becomes unwell during his session, a boarding staff member will contact parents to come and collect him.

Absences

Parents will be required to commit to their son’s involvement for a whole term up front. It will not be possible to book sessions on an ad-hoc basis. If your son cannot attend Marist Extend due to illness or school-related reasons, families will not be charged. Parents must notify Boarding Reception of any absences, and the reason for the absence, prior to 3:10pm on the day of the session, by emailing boardingreception@marash.qld.edu.au. Marist Extend students are welcome to attend a make-up session on a different day, pending availability.

Pick-Up

Marist Extend students are to be collected promptly at 8:00pm from Boarding Reception, next to the Health Centre (building #19 on the MCA map). Students will not be permitted to walk to car parks or the pick-up zone by the roundabout, and families are requested to collect their son from inside Boarding Reception for safety reasons. If you are running late to collect your son, please call Boarding Reception on 07 3858 4619.

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General Enquiries

Boarding Reception: 3858 4619 (weekday evenings 3.00pm – 10.30pm)
boardingreception@marash.qld.edu.au

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Marist Extend is a very special opportunity and will be offered on an application only basis.

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