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Australia Day Honours 2019

29 January 2019

Congratulations to St Mark’s Old Collegians Mr Ian Wall AM (alumnus 1950-54), current Board member Dr Angela Evans AM (alumna 1982-84) and Professor Bruce Kemp AO (alumnus 1966-69), recognised with Australia Day Honours for making an impact locally and globally for their service and contribution in improving the lives of others in community health, research, business innovation, volunteerism and philanthropy.   MR IAN …

John Monash Scholarship Awarded to Alex Makarowsky

14 December 2018

“We’re identifying the future leaders of Australia and the globe. These are the people who have the potential to change the world,” Jillian Segal AM., Chairman of the General Sir John Monash Foundation Graduate student of Adelaide University (Engineering Faculty) and resident of St Mark’s College Alexander Makarowsky has been awarded this year’s John Monash scholarship, Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate …

Celebrating 50+ Years

01 December 2018

It was such a pleasure to celebrate with Old Collegians who were at College over 50 years ago at the annual 50 Year Club Luncheon.  Old Collegians had the opportunity to meet up with peers and reminisce about their time at College and share their experiences since leaving. The Rev’d William Goodes (alum 1954-57) said grace before the meal and soon …

New Dean appointed

20 November 2018

I am delighted to announce that Dr Areti Metuamate has been appointed to the position of Dean of St Mark’s College to commence duties officially in January 2019. Areti graduated with first class honours in political science and media studies from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand (2006) before completing a Master’s degree (2011) and PhD (2018) at the ANU. With ten years’ experience working within a college setting, Areti has …

Farewell and Thank You to the Dean, Ms Raphaela Oest

18 November 2018

After six years as the Dean, Raphaela Oest and her partner Simon (and Electra and Woody) will vacate the Cottage at St Mark’s which they have called home during this time. End of year celebrations at the recent Final Dinner provided the perfect opportunity to thank Raph (as she is fondly known) for her dedication to the College during this …

Final Dinner 2018

28 October 2018

As the year draws to a close, Final Dinner provided the perfect opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the College community through service, academic, leadership and sport. Prior to dinner, students and guests attended the Final Service at St Peter’s Cathedral where they enjoyed a performance of ‘I want it that way’ by the College Choir, conducted …

A story of love, life, forgiveness and freedom

17 October 2018

The College’s alumni and student community had the absolute privilege of hearing from Holocaust survivor Andrew Steiner OAM. The Jewish population in South Australia is small and as “Holocaust survivors are a dying breed”, Andrew wants to ensure that the atrocities of the past are not forgotten. Andrew was just a boy when his family went into hiding in Budapest …

Supporting students to reach their potential

15 October 2018

Last Thursday, thirty-eight students were awarded nearly $80,000 worth of scholarships at the College. Following the acknowledgement to country by Kirra Dyer, the Master welcomed the Chair and Board members, donors and friends, conveying her appreciation on behalf of our students here who value greatly, the generosity of those who have established scholarships and continue to support the College in …

Cultural renewal at St Mark’s College and an eye to the future for university residential colleges and halls

05 October 2018

Presentation by the Master, Ms Rose Alwyn and immediate Past President of University Colleges Australia (UCA) at the annual conference held in Hobart 26 – 28th September 2018. — We are all aware that cultures of residential colleges and halls have recently come under the spotlight in Australia and around the world. This has been the dominating external influence on …

Open Day 2018

30 August 2018

What a weekend, thanks for visiting! We were thrilled to welcome prospective students and their families over the weekend to the St Mark’s College Open Days. Our student ambassadors eagerly volunteered their time to share their stories of moving away from home, choosing to live at St Mark’s and starting university. Guests were able to take a tour of the …

A balancing act

21 August 2018

Now in his second year of a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science, Ryan Morrow from Natimuk (VIC) was recently awarded a silver medal at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Prior to state selection, Ryan hadn’t competed in the sport for three years and his dedication to gymnastics, balanced with being a full time student is admirable. He values the many …

St Mark’s College statement

18 August 2018

RE: NEWS.COM.AU STORY On Monday 13th August, news.com.au published an online story alleging racist and anti-Semitic activity involving St Mark’s students. St Mark’s College strongly condemns any behaviours or sentiment that is racist, anti-Semitic or in any way discriminatory of any person at any time.  Such behaviour is unacceptable anywhere in society including, St Mark’s College. We have started investigating …