College Life Co-Curricular

Marist College Canberra offers its students an extensive range of co-curricular activities in both the Junior and Senior School. The Co-curricular program plays an essential part in our education of fine young Marist men.

Co-curricular activities provide diverse opportunities for students to enrich and extend themselves across our four co-curricular domains of:

  • Enrichment - for example: A Solitary Idea publication, Chess Club, Debating and Public Speaking and Science Club
  • Faith Formation - for example: ENGAGE Sports, Groundswell, Marist Justice and Solidarity and OFFCuts.
  • Cultural - for example: musical and drama productions, Junior and Senior Choirs and Orchestra.
  • Sport - for example: Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Rugby, Athletics and Cross Country.

Each domain focuses on different aspects of the Marist ethos and aims to facilitate the growth of the whole boy, while providing opportunities to broaden and develop their skills, talents and interests.

There are over 70 co-curricular activities available and they are conducted before and after school, during lunch and on weekends.

It is expected that each boy will be involved in co-curricular activity throughout the year. No student is permitted to play a sport for an outside club or organisation when that sport is available at the College. It is also expected that a student will often show his support of other Marist students by his regular attendance at events such as musical performances and senior team sports fixtures. In all of this he is contributing to the promotion and development of the College rather than simply drawing from its benefits.

For more detail on the many groups and activities available, please refer to the Co-Curricular at Marist booklet below, or the co-curricular section in the Junior School Parent Information Handbook and Senior School Parent Information Handbook.

Student Expectations

It is expected that each student in Years 4 to 12 will be involved in at least one co-curricular activity throughout the school year. In addition, it is expected that a student will often show his support of other Marist students by his regular attendance at events such as musical performances and senior team sports fixtures. In all of this, he is contributing to the promotion and development of the College rather than simply drawing from its benefits.

Student involvement in co-curricular programs is highly valued at Marist and students are encouraged to try a range of diverse activities during their time at the College.

Co-Curricular at Marist