Our teaching and learning philosophy is focused around the specific strategies used to engage boys with inquiry, collaboration and mastery learning.
Teaching and learning is a focus of the College as evident through our improved results in NAPLAN and ATAR.
Year 7 is a key transition point for boys into the energetic environment of the secondary school as they begin their journey from childhood to young adulthood and establish the foundations for their future studies.
To help in this transition, students are taught by a select group of teachers, exposing their growing minds to the complexities of a more demanding curriculum, whilst providing all the care and support required in a new and challenging environment.
In the later years of secondary education, students can choose from a range of courses. These courses cater for the different interests and pathway opportunities of our student population. Boys are encouraged to choose courses appropriate to their needs and abilities.
In addition to our timetabled curriculum, Marist College Ashgrove can provide students with specialist courses at tertiary education institutions, including university pathways for talented students. Marist College Ashgrove continually assesses which courses should be offered at the College to suit the needs, abilities and interests of our students.
The College has a comprehensive Academic Extension Program. Boys have the opportunity to be involved in activities such as: extension classwork, ‘Future Solutions’ groups, robotics clubs and various extension competitions. In addition, co-curricular teams such as chess, debating, Science and Engineering challenges and ‘Gen X’ innovation competitions are also included in our offerings.
Marist College Ashgrove also offers opportunities both within and outside the College in nationally recognised Vocational Educational and Training (VET) facilities. These span many fields including Construction, Hospitality and Fitness.
The teachers at the College understand how boys learn and work towards supporting each student to achieve success in an ordered, supportive and collaborative environment.
The Arts, Music, various sports, debating, public speaking and a Ministry Program is also very much part of the secondary school experience.
In the secondary school, a student’s thoughts and dreams can take shape as they prepare to become confident, successful and valued members of society.