Pastoral care at Marist College Ashgrove embraces more than the giving of well prepared, thought provoking and stimulating lessons. It means being concerned for the total well-being of students, and with the development of the whole person. The philosophies underpinning pastoral care, the active pursuit of programs and practices aimed at promoting and supporting well-being and school ethos, as well as the climate and atmosphere in which students and staff learn and work, are complementary.

Through explicit philosophies we hope to educate young men in the way of St Marcellin Champagnat so that they have the courage and confidence to develop traits similar to those modelled by Marcellin himself. Pastoral care is a strong feature of the College.

The Primary School, catering to the needs of boys in Years 5 and 6, is also an integral part of the College and its pastoral care structure.

It is a welcoming place where the younger students are cared for and initiated into the Marist community and its ethos. Due to their stage of development and learning needs, students in the primary school are cared for by the Year 5/6 Pastoral Leader and their classroom teachers in a horizontal pastoral care model.