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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 …

Scholarship ceremony celebrates student success

16 May 2019

At our first semester scholarship ceremony, forty-seven students were awarded scholarships and grants. Over $100,000 was awarded to students in recognition of their academic results, contribution to their home and school communities, and to those with financial need. The College holds two presentation ceremonies each year, and also an academic prize ceremony and dinner, to acknowledge the work of our …

Board opportunities

13 May 2019

The College seeks to appoint three experienced and suitably qualified board members to its highly professional and voluntary Board. For more information please click here.

Message from the Chair

29 April 2019

After seventeen years of outstanding service at St Mark’s College, Rose Alwyn has announced her decision to resign, concluding her term as Master this year. Rose will leave knowing that the St Marks experience is valued by our students.  Her dedication and hard work have ensured that the College is in excellent shape. The Board has engaged Hender Consulting to …

Welcome to St Mark’s!

09 April 2019

Welcome Week 2019 provided an opportunity for new students, their parents and families to be welcomed into the St Mark’s family. The week-long programme had been designed to support new students in their transition to university by ensuring they received the best possible welcome to the academic year and their new home. This programme included the welcome BBQ for new students …

A space for collaborative imagination

23 March 2019

“A Learning Commons becomes the physical and virtual catalyst where inquiry, imagination, discovery, and creativity come alive and become central to growth — personal, academic, social and cultural.” The College’s latest development, The Learning Commons, was opened by the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, Professor Peter Rathjen, at a function on Monday 18th March 2019. We were …

2019 Opening Service

14 March 2019

To commemorate the commencement of the 2019 Academic Year, students, staff, Board, family, Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s attended the Opening Service at St Peter’s Cathedral. The service provided an opportunity to officially welcome our new students and for all students to think about their personal goals and purpose for the year ahead. A lovely rendition of “Tears in …

“Thank You” for your support, belief and commitment

04 March 2019

Every year we reflect on the generous financial and in-kind support that many people give to the College and students.  We appreciate how their valuable support enables us to continue to provide even greater academic resources, financial assistance, first-class facilities, and respected networks to our students, our leaders of the future. At the recent donor function, the Master welcomed guests …