Learning and Teaching News

Ms Jennifer Smeed, Mr Adam Knight and Mrs Tara Franklin

Year 12 External Assessment

The Year 12 External Exam Block commenced on Monday, 24th October. For many Year 12 students, these External Assessments are the culmination of 13 years of study. The exam schedule with the location of each exam and the start times for Marist students has been sent to both students and parents and published on the portal. Please also check the portal for the equipment required for each exam. It is essential that all students attend each exam with the appropriate required equipment.


Parents have been emailed processes to follow if their son is unwell on the day of one of their exams. Please ensure this process is followed so the school can lodge the necessary documentation with QCAA.


Good luck to all the students sitting their External Assessments.

Year 11 – Academic Care Interviews

Academic Care Interviews for all Year 11 students commenced in Week 4. These interviews are an important part of the Marist College Ashgrove Academic Care Program and review each student’s progress from Unit 1 and 2 then establish goals for Unit 3 and 4. For ATAR-eligible students, these sessions also include a preliminary ATAR prediction based on Units 1 and 2 results. Please note the official ATAR is calculated by QTAC on Units 3 and 4 (including external exams). Thank you to Mr Adam Knight, Mrs Tara Franklin, Ms Ellie Kenny and Mr Bruce McPhee, who are conducting these interviews.

Year 12 2023 Night Study Sessions

This year, the 2022 Academic Captains initiated the Night Study Sessions open to all Year 12s. As per feedback collected by the incoming Year 12s, the 2023 Academic Captains have arranged for these sessions to continue, commencing this Wednesday evening. The Night


Study Sessions will be held once per week and aim to provide a space for small group collaborative or quiet individual revision and/or study. 


The Details

When: Every Wednesday night from 5:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Library

Who: Year 12s of 2023 only Requirements:

  • Current ID card is to be presented on arrival
  • All students must sign in and out of the library
  • All normal library rules to be followed (including no eating)
  • Normal student behaviour expectations apply; if these cannot be met boys will be prohibited from returning to future sessions
  • Students are free to wear full College uniform or plain clothes
  • Students are free to arrive and leave as they see fit. Supervision is only provided in the library between 5:00pm-8:00pm.

A librarian will be on duty from 5:00pm-8:00pm to assist if required; however, these are not tutoring sessions. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively. Thank you to the 2023 Academic Captains for initiating this opportunity so soon into their leadership roles. In addition, thank you also to Mrs Mary Stirling and the wonderful librarians for staffing these valuable study opportunities for our 2023 Year 12 students.

Year 10 and 11 Exam Block

Year 10 and 11 Exam Block will run from Tuesday 15th - Wednesday 23rd November. The block provides students with the opportunity to study for their exams from home when they are not required to be on campus for exams. THE EXCEPTION TO THIS IS MONDAY 14/11 AND FRIDAY 18/11 WHEN ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE. This exam block privilege is provided to students who are up to date with assessment for all subjects (including their VET courses and Workplace Skills modules). If your son still needs to submit assessment or complete the tasks to a reasonable standard, he will be required to remain at school over this exam block in order to catch up on this work. You will be contacted before the commencement of exam block via email if this applies to your son. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Acting Secondary Learning Leader, Mrs Tara Franklin, at franklint@marash.qld.edu.au. Year 10 and 11 students are to return to school on Thursday 24/11 for the final days of term.

Parent webinar with Elevate - How to Help Your Child Manage Their Stress and Wellbeing

We are excited to announce that Elevate Education's next free webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 9th November.


Elevate Education works with our students, delivering high-impact workshops on study skills, motivation, well-being, and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series, you will learn how you can help better support your children at home by reinforcing the skills they learn at school:


In this webinar Elevate will be showing parents:

  • How to spot your child's stress symptoms early
  • How to start a conversation about emotional wellbeing
  • Techniques your child can use to self-manage stress

Click here to register for free.

Study Hall – all year levels 

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning the teacher librarians in the senior library offer study hall sessions for Year 7-10 from 7:45am to 8:30am where we look at specific study skills and assessment relevant to the year levels. This term, the Year 9 and 10 students are invited on Tuesday mornings, and Year 7 and 8 students are invited on Thursday mornings. These are designed to build the student’s capacity to study independently by teaching them key skills for the first 15mins of the sessions and then offering independent supported study for the remainder of the time. 


If a student cannot make either session and still wishes to attend, they are to contact infoservices@marash.qld.edu.au or a teacher librarian directly to arrange a suitable time to meet.


Tuesday 7:45am to 8:30am

Years 9-10

Thursday 7:45am to 8:30am

Years 7-8


Exam Preparation - timing your study and avoiding stress

Exam Preparation - timing your study and avoiding stress


Exam Block

Exam Block

Accessing LMS for Task-Specific Feedback 

At the completion of each drafting stage and final completion of the assessment (both written and exam), your son will receive task-specific feedback from his teachers. It is important that your son/s access this feedback, so they are aware of their strengths and limitations. Parents are also encouraged to access this information.


Please follow these steps to access task-specific feedback.


1 - Open the Parent Portal and click on “Parent Lounge”


2 - On the left-hand tab select “Curricular Activities Due” and select “view all activities” on the top right-hand side of the page. 


This will take you to a screen that lists of your son/s assessment to complete, or has been completed.


3 - Click on a subject to view feedback. 


4 - Once you click on the subject you will be able to find the following information:

  1. Task sheet for assessment – this will outline what your son needs to do to complete the task successfully
  2. Draft due dates and due dates
  3. Criteria sheet
  4. Feedback
  5. Result


How to access Academic Reports – Parent Lounge

Please follow these steps to access academic reports


1 - Open Parent Portal and click on “Parent Lounge”


2 - Academic Reports are accessible via the link on the left-hand side of the page, or at the bottom of the main screen. Click on the academic report you would like to see.