The mission of Marist College Ashgrove is to make Jesus Christ known and loved.
The MATES Ministry program - which stands for “Marists are taking everyone seriously”, is an avenue of solidarity, service and outreach that is a practical and living witness to this mission.
It includes all service and justice activities undertaken by members of the College
community that take place within the College and in the wider community.
The MATES program aims to:
- Build a spirituality of service and relationship
- Be a reflective process
- Give opportunity to stand with and for all people, particularly those on the margins
Respite Centre Visits
A weekly visit to the Communify Centre at Paddington engaging with the patrons through games and conversation.
The Little King's Movement
A weekly visit to The Little King’s Movement at Buranda engaging with our friends through dance and music.
Year 10 Leadership and Mentoring Program
A weekly visit to two local Catholic Primary Schools engaging with younger students by working and playing with Preps to Year 4.
BBQ with the Homeless
A weekly BBQ at West End with some of the people of Brisbane who call the streets home. Run with senior students, staff and families
Immersions offer students the opportunity for growth and transformation through the experience of service in other Marist Communities within Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.
Fund and Awareness Raising
Generous awareness and fundraising for special events throughout the year.
St Vincent de Paul
Student chapter that meet and engage in community:
- Ronald McDonald House visits
- Winter sleep out
- Weekly yard BBQ
- Winter appeal
- Christmas hamper appeal
Sony Marists Children’s Camp
Annual four day live in camp for 35 children with disabilities companioned with Year 12 students.
Acknowledgment of Contribution and Service
Recognition of hours of service is acknowledged with the award of a MATES badge:
Bronze 20 hours
Silver 40 hours
Gold 60 hours
Gold Plus 80 hours
Gold Marist 100 hours
Platinum 150 + hours (Headmaster’s discretionary award)