Strong Minds & Gentle Hearts

Learning and Teaching at Marist College Ashgrove occurs within a Curriculum Framework which encompasses the pillars of learning to know, learning to do and learning to be.

Years 7 – 10

In the Middle School years, students are given access to a wide range of subjects which adhere to the National Curriculum. Special importance is placed on educating young men to become confident and articulate, to engage in the full life of the College and enjoy their learning. Teachers at the College understand how boys learn and work towards supporting each student to achieve success in an ordered, supportive and collaborative environment. Each student is strongly encouraged to reach their potential through building sustainable and effective work habits and achieving their best learning outcomes within a framework of Catholic and Marist values.

In Year 10, students commence their transition to Senior studies. Accompanied by a parent, each student attends a session with a staff member from the College’s Careers Department to develop a Senior Education and Training Plan (SETP). This process enables students to consider their career and employment goals, pre-requisites for possible courses of study after Year 12, their ability and aptitude in various subjects, and the subjects they enjoyed. Students then develop a personalised plan that informs their Senior subject selection for an OP eligible or an OP-ineligible pathway to achieve the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Years 11 and 12

Consistent with the ideals of a Marist education, young men in the Senior School have access to a holistic education with strong connection between personal development and learning.  Striving for academic and personal excellence is vigorously promoted and encouraged through a variety of pathways. Curriculum and pedagogy continue to be tailored to the needs and interests of young men allowing each student the opportunity to achieve their goals within the safe and supportive College community.

Students choose subjects from the followings areas:

  • Business
  • Drama
  • English
  • Humanities
  • LOTE
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Technology
  • The Arts