Staff & Governance

A committed and enthusiastic staff and governance team work tirelessly with the Foundation, Old Collegians' Association and various Committees to ensure the continued success of the College.

The Chairman of Council is Mr Richard Burchnall, retired Headmaster of St Peter’s College, and a member of the St Mark’s College Council since 1994.

College staff

Master: Ms Rose Alwyn BA, MBA

The Head of the College is known as “the Master” and is the Academic and Executive Head (CEO) of the College.  The Master is directly responsible to the College Council and Board for the overall welfare of the College and its students, and for ensuring that all aspects of the College are effectively managed, and that the College enjoys a good standing within the universities and the broader community.

The Master’s responsibilities are to provide leadership and oversight in regard to many aspects of the life of the College; academic life; pastoral care; finance and administration; marketing, public relations and fundraising; strategic planning; external relations.

Dean of Students: Ms Raphaela Oest B.Com., Grad Dip FEDM

The Dean of Students is responsible for the pastoral care of the students, providing professional support and advice on student governance matters, a wide range of administrative roles including oversight of the admissions procedure for new students and will also work closely with the Dean of Studies to ensure the College provides the best support and care of students’ physical, mental, emotional and academic wellbeing.

Dean of Studies:  Mr Ashley Files LLB

The Dean of Studies is responsible for ensuring high level academic support through the College’s tutorial and mentor program, facilitating outcomes for students in their transition from university to employment, building and improving strategic partnerships with the universities and wider community, and will also work closely with the Dean of Students in ensuring the best possible support and care of all students.

Assistant Deans: Ms Morgan Goss and Mr Henry Hole

The primary role of the Assistant Deans, like that of the Dean of Students, is to assist students in various ways when needed, and to encourage behaviour in line with the College Code of Conduct and to liaise between the College staff and students.

Director Development & Marketing: Ms Sarah Hampel BA

The Director Development & Marketing is responsible for the fundraising and marketing of the College.

Property Manager: Mr Richard Foster  B.Ed., Dip Child Psych

The Property Manager is responsible for the maintenance and development of the buildings and grounds in the College.

Chaplain: The Rev’d Grant Moore

The Chaplain has a particular responsibility for the spiritual underpinnings of the College. This includes the conduct of the Commencement, Founders’ Day and Final Services and regular Morning Prayer meetings in the Chapel, but also more generally, praying for the life of the College and for its staff and students and being available for advice and counselling of a personal and spiritual nature.

Receptionist: Mrs Anne Verwey

Finance Officer: Ms Lorraine Burgess

Librarian: Mrs Pirjo Rayner LAA, AALIA

Archivist: Ms Monica Smith

 

College Governance

Council 2016 web
The Council

Under its Constitution, the Council of St Mark’s College is responsible for overseeing the operations of the College and its strategic direction and plans which are aimed at preserving, developing and enhancing the traditions of the College.  The Board, appointed by the Council, is constituted to control and manage the affairs of the College.  The Chairman of the Board, who is also the Chairman of the Council, is Mr Richard Burchnall.

The membership of the Council is as follows:

Ex Officio
The Master of the College, Ms R S Alwyn
The President of the Old Collegian’s Association
Mr R W Foster
The President of the College Club
Ms M Seagrim

Appointed By;

Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Adelaide of the Anglican Church of Australia
Mr J A Harvey (Deputy Chairman) and The Rev’d Canon J Wilson
Collegiate School of St Peter
Mr S Murray
Council of the University of Adelaide
Mr M S Physick
Old Collegians’ Association
Mr M D H Van Dissel and Mr R Pieck
Bishops of the Province of SA
The Very Rev’d F Nelson
College Club Committee
Mr R Burley

Council under Rule 6(f);

  • Mr R L Burchnall (Chairman)
  • Dr A M Evans
  • Mr A C Lee
  • Dr M J Nottage
  • Mr A W C Houey
  • Dr J Mawby
  • Mr J K G Price
Assciation of Independent Schools of SA
To be appointed
SA Secondary Principal’s Association
Mr K Hebenstreit
President of the Foundation
Mr S E Emms
The Board

The members of the Board are:

  • Mr R L Burchnall (Chairman)
  • Mr J A Harvey (Deputy Chairman)
  • The Master, Ms R S Alwyn
  • Mr M H Penniment
  • Dr A M Evans
  • Mr S E Emms
  • Mr A C Lee

The Bursar and the Dean attend all meetings of the Council and Board by invitation.

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