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In memory of Mr Charles Robin Ashwin, Master of St Mark’s College 1991-1999

18 September 2019

Mr Charles Robin Ashwin Born in Adelaide, South Australia, 27 September 1930. Died in Adelaide, South Australia, 14 September 2019. Master of St Mark’s College 1991-1999. The St Mark’s College community is deeply saddened by the loss of its former Master, Mr Charles Robin Ashwin, Rhodes Scholar, Diplomat and Australian Ambassador.  Having gained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of …

St Mark’s College Reunion 1996-2000

18 September 2019

What a fantastic night! Over 20 Old Collegians and their partners joined us on Saturday for the 1996-2000 St Mark’s College Reunion. The Dean, Dr Areti (Ari) Metuamate welcomed Collegians back to St Mark’s who were students during 1996-2000. Throughout the evening, Collegians shared fond memories of their time at St Mark’s and their exciting lives and extensive career experiences …

St Mark’s College Library Sundowner Event

St Mark’s College Library Sundowner Event

06 September 2019

St Mark’s College Library Sundowner was held on Friday 6 September in the Ian & Pamela Wall Academic Centre. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by over 25 students, staff, Old Collegians and friends of the Library as they came together to listen to Anthony Zammit deliver an enlightening talk on rare book restoration. Guests enjoyed sampling delicious wines by John …

Acting Head of College, Mr Darren Pitt

02 September 2019

The Board welcomes Darren Pitt as the acting Head of St Mark’s College.  Darren is an experienced educator who has recently been Principal of the Springfield Anglican College in Brisbane and has previously held senior roles at Seymour College and St Peter’s College in Adelaide. Having recently returned to Adelaide, we are delighted that Darren can support the College in …

St Mark’s College farewells Master Rose Alwyn

30 August 2019

A lively night of tributes and well wishes to farewell the Master of St Mark’s College, Ms Rose Alwyn, was recently held in the Learning Commons on 22 August 2019 Over 180 Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s came together to share their stories and memories of Rose as a Collegian, friend, Dean and Master of St Mark’s, and …

2019 Open Days

29 August 2019

What a weekend! The College was alive with visitors during our Open Days on August 17 and 18.  Our students and staff were thrilled to welcome so many guests who came to St Mark’s to experience residential college life first-hand. St Mark’s students took families on tours around the grounds and facilities, and shared their stories of moving away from …

Women Scholars in Residence

16 July 2019

St Mark’s College is privileged to host visiting academics and researchers from around the world. In 2019 we are joined by molecular microbiologist Dr Layla K Mahdi and Indigenous scholar and artist Dr Jessa Rogers Metuamate. These scholars are highly knowledgeable and talented in their fields and are able to provide guidance and support to students with their studies. Dr …

New Head of St Mark’s College

01 July 2019

I am pleased to announce that Dr Don Markwell is to be the next Head of St Mark’s College, Adelaide. Dr Markwell is the current Warden of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney and former global head of the Rhodes Scholarships. We are delighted to attract such an internationally recognised educational leader to lead St Mark’s in the …

Outstanding academic success

20 June 2019

In our first Academic Prizes Ceremony for 2019, St Mark’s College celebrated our returning students who received outstanding results in the 2018 academic year. Over 60 students were acknowledged for their outstanding academic performance. Academic success is a core element of College life, and as such it was fitting for our Collegians to be celebrated in front of their peers …

Hawker Scholarships presented by Australian of the Year

18 June 2019

Dr Richard Harris SC OAM presented University of Adelaide students Sophie Ludbrook and Kaidy Morgan with their 2019 Charles Hawker Scholarship certificates at a ceremony held at St Mark’s College on Thursday. Sophie studied at Scotch College in Adelaide and is from Mylor in the Adelaide Hills. Kaidy completed her year 12 studies at St Joseph’s College in Port Lincoln and grew …

New Business Manager appointed

16 June 2019

The College is delighted to welcome Ms Fiona Evans to the College as the recently appointed Business Manager. Fiona is a Certified Practising Accountant with over ten years’ experience in a similar role within the independent school sector. She has also worked in the corporate and private sector and held several board positions. Fiona has extensive experience in all facets …

Inaugural J C Bannon Oration

29 May 2019

Leadership: A Soft Skill Requiring Moral Courage and Integrity “It is curious – curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare” – Mark Twain On Thursday, 9 May 2019 St Mark’s College hosted the inaugural J C Bannon Oration in the Ian and Pamela Wall Academic Centre. Over 200 people, including His …