Strong Minds & Gentle Hearts
Learning at Marist College Ashgrove occurs within a Curriculum Framework which encompasses the pillars of learning to know, learning to do and learning to be. Under this framework the teaching and learning program aims to enable students to become more successful independent learners who are critical in their thinking, motivated and confident in managing their learning and who have developed good research and information skills. Highly literate in the literacies of the 21stcentury, our students will be more able to take on the challenges of higher education and lifelong learning. They are encouraged to be Men of Courage (Viriliter Age), good Christians and good citizens through the reflection in their lives of Marist values and ideals.
The College community strives to support each student to develop his potential in a climate of love, trust and mutual respect. In doing this, the College follows the central belief of St. Marcellin Champagnat that ‘to bring up children properly, we must love them, and love them all equally’ (Marist Brothers (1989). Life of Joseph Benedict Marcellin Champagnat. Rome). We value good scholarship, a love of learning and independence in thought and action. To these ends we promote good quality classroom teaching, the provision of learning experiences that are engaging, relevant and forward-looking, and the development of a secure learning environment through consistent self-discipline.
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