Ethal was the recipient of a Br Mark May Bursary and is grateful for the opportunities Marist College Canberra and the Bursary provided to him.
During his time at Marist, Ethal participated in the full life of the College.
Ethal started at the College in Year 6, finishing Year 12 in 2017, and had two older brothers, both of whom attended the College.
He enjoyed studying a number of different subjects including Economics and Digital Media. He enjoyed the challenge associated with undertaking Outward Bound in Year 10 along with his cohorts, noting the stronger connection between his peers following this experience.
During his time at the College, Ethal was involved in a range of co-curricular activities. These include Conway House’s ‘Canberra Blind Society Appeal’, being a tour guide at the College’s Open Day, and participating in Big Brother Little Brother in Year 11, as well as undertaking Duke of Edinburgh.
In 2017, Ethal performed in the College’s Red Noses production, participated in World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine, and placed second in the Headmaster's Photo Competition.
Ethal was a member of the Marist Sailing Club since Year 8, noting that this opportunity was not available in some other schools.
In 2018, Ethal has headed straight to university, staying in Canberra, and was interested in studying Economics, Information Technology specifically cyber security, as well as law.
When asked what Being Marist’ meant, Ethal says it means being “part of a brotherhood”. It extends further than the College itself to include former students of Marist.
Ethal highly recommends that a parent send their son to Marist. He particularly enjoyed Year 10 onwards and all of the opportunities the College provides. Ethal says “the school shines in its senior years.”
He recommends to any incoming student that “they participate in the various co-curricular clubs and activities so they can make the most out of Marist”.