AN ability to educate and care for a boy depends on a boarding school's ability to connect with them and provide support as an extension of their home.
At Marist College Ashgrove, the boarding curriculum provides learning opportunities for boys across an array of both life and learning experiences, developing their academic skills alongside life skills which sees them emerge as independent young men.
Along with a comprehensive recreational, cultural and wellbeing program, the school has also developed a study skills program which assists the boys to learn good study skills and organisational habits.
Boarders do between one-and-a-half to three hours of structured study each night and are supported by more than 25 tutors who work with them during their study time.
A Marist education allows students to develop an in-depth awareness and understanding of domestic and international issues, develop their capacity to recognise another person's perspective and communicate ideas across diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Marist College Ashgrove is set on 26 hectares in Ashgrove, about 7 kilometres from Brisbane city.
It has a unique mix of day and boarding students from years 5 to 12 who receive a Catholic education in the Marist tradition.
For more information, visit marash.qld.edu.au.