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“Overjoyed” and “forever grateful” for opportunities scholarships create

23 May 2022

One of the highlights of the recent dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of coeducation were speeches by two current women student leaders who took the opportunity to say “thank you” for the scholarships which have helped them to be at St Mark’s. The College Club President, Ms Caitlin Glascott, spoke of flourishing in College, …

Professor Jonathon Allen appointed Dean of St Mark’s College

19 April 2022

An experienced university educator with a strong commitment to supporting students, Professor Jonathon Allen, has been appointed Dean of St Mark’s College in succession to Dr Andrés Villamizar, who has stood down due to ill health. The Dean plays a central role in the College’s support for students, which has been expanded significantly this year …

“Becoming the best version of yourself”: the 2022 academic year gets underway

06 April 2022

It seems like yesterday that our newest cohort of Collegians walked through the College’s front gates, met their RAs and collected their key cards, and lugged all their belongings to their new rooms. Later that day they were formally welcomed into the College and signed their names in the College Roll at the Admission Ceremony …

Remembering the Rev’d Malcolm McKenzie, our third Master

17 January 2022

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of the third Master of St Mark’s College, the Rev’d Malcolm McKenzie, who had served as Chaplain of the College from 1964 to 1967, and as Master from 1968 to 1977. Malcolm McKenzie (2 March 1934 – 7 January 2022) is remembered warmly as …

A nail-biting High Table Cup, Winter Wonderland Ball, stellar speaker events, and more

22 September 2021

What a term it has been! Running equal first in the High Table Cup, a visit from the Premier, a fabulous Ball, an awe-inspiring Arts Evening and Marksenfeast arts show, a masterly J C Bannon Oration, community service and wellbeing activities – these are just some of the highlights of the past few months. After …

Major expansion in student wellbeing support and mentoring

13 September 2021

St Mark’s College is embarking on an innovative and nation-leading expansion in its support for student wellbeing and in mentoring, with the appointment of an inaugural Director of Wellbeing and creation of a new mentoring and advisory role. We have been aware for some time that many students have hoped to see further wellbeing support …

Stellar start to 2021

04 March 2021

The College has had a spectacular start to the new academic year – with over 30 more students than last semester, a hugely positive Welcome Week, and great momentum from the strong academic, sporting and other student achievements last year. The strong enrolments – both of returning and of new students – have meant that …

Congratulations to Old Collegians Ken Fitch and Ken Allen – Officers of the Order of Australia

03 February 2021

Warmest congratulations to two Old Collegians – Dr Ken Fitch and Mr Ken Allen – on being made Officers of the Order of Australia (AO) in the recent Australian honours list. Both Ken Fitch (St Mark’s 1951-55) and Ken Allen (St Mark’s 1960-61) had previously been made Members of the Order of Australia – Ken …

Excellence reaches for the stars in 2020

29 January 2021

The year that COVID came crashing into our lives is one that we will remember for a host of reasons. 2020 was extraordinary in many ways – but, from a St Mark’s perspective, perhaps one of the most remarkable things about it was how stunningly well our students performed academically, despite the year’s profound challenges …

Preparing for our centenary: steps towards the founding of St Mark’s College in 1925

14 December 2020

St Mark’s College was officially opened on 15 March 1925, and will celebrate its centenary in 2025. On 7 September 1920, the first step was taken to create St Mark’s College – a resolution in the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide appointing a committee to consider establishing a college for students of the …

Robin Ashwin Scholarship promotes international studies

23 November 2020

Through the great generosity of his family, a significant scholarship for a St Mark’s student whose studies have a strong international focus has been created in memory of Robin Ashwin, a former Master of the College, who passed away last year. Robin Ashwin (1930-2019) served as Master of St Mark’s College from 1991 to 1999, …

Outstanding academic and sporting success and community service recognised with end-of-year awards

13 November 2020

The exceptional academic and sporting success and community service of St Mark’s students in 2020 have been recognised with a slew of awards presented at the College’s recent Final Dinner. The academic results of our students in first semester were simply superb – with over half the marks being Distinctions or High Distinctions – and, …