Brother Michael Green Rector
Brother Michael has been involved in Marist education, across Australia and internationally, for over forty years as a teacher, school principal, administrator, author, and course presenter. In 2017 he concluded an eight-year term as the foundation National Director of Marist Schools Australia and the Executive Director of Marist Ministries for the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat in Australia. Brother Michael’s studies have been in the disciplines of history, theology, scripture, and education. His doctorate, which explored the culture of Australian Marist schools, brought together the anthropological concept of culture and the theological dynamic of charism. As well as his scholarship in Marist history and spirituality, he has a particular interest in the ways in which the spiritual families of the Church can contribute to its vitality and renewal.
Carolyn Mee Dean & Vice Rector
Carolyn Mee was educated at St Joseph’s College, Mildura. She completed an Education Degree at Flinders University while residing at Aquinas and was the first female president at Aquinas in 1991. Before her appointment at the College, Carolyn was a lead teacher and Head of House at Pembroke School. Additionally, Carolyn has a post-graduate qualification in counselling and Positive Education. She is also a Justice of the Peace in South Australia.
Sarah Moller Academic Director
Sarah completed her initial qualifications in Education and Arts at the University of Adelaide, and subsequently attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts) from Charles Darwin University, completed in Germany. Initially working in youth ministry at Saint Ignatius College, Adelaide, she then went on to teach Art, English and History at Loreto College and O’Loughlin College, Darwin. She is a practising visual artist and has a particular interest in equipping university students to succeed academically.
Todd Sparrow Business Manager
Todd Sparrow joined Aquinas College in August 2020 having previously been the Business Manager for the Catholic Diocese of Darwin. He has a Bachelor of Business and Grad Dip in HR (from Charles Darwin University) and a Grad Dip in Business (Accounting) (from QUT Brisbane). He is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants.
Steph Hamra Registrar & PA to the Rector
Steph has degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of South Australia. She has worked as an industrial advocate, practised as a commercial litigation lawyer, as well as worked in the manufacturing,retail and hospitality industries in an assortment of managerial roles. She joined Aquinas in August 2019. Steph is also a Commissioner for taking Affidavits.
Cassie Wilmot Campus Minister
Cassie began at Aquinas in the new role of Youth Minister at the start of 2019. She is an Old Scholar of Sacred Heart College. Since leaving school, Cassie has been extensively involved in youth ministry with the Marists, both in Australia and the USA. She served as a member of the Remar Ministry Team, based in Melbourne before continuing with MYM as the Young Adult Coordinator for Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. In 2018, Cassie spent a year at the Marist Retreat Centre at Esopus NY. For most of her life she has also been active in Surf Life Saving.
Sally Goldsmith Financial and Administrative Officer
Sally, originally from Port Lincoln, lived at Aquinas college for four years while studying education. Having taught performing arts in Catholic schools both in Adelaide and interstate for a number of years, Sally has recently undertaken further study and completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She is now studying her Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Tabor College.
Deb Barton Catering Manager
Executive Chef at Aquinas, Deb, oversees a skilled and dedicated kitchen brigade that delivers delicious and nutritious meals everyday of the academic year. As a large part of this, Deb is keen to ensure that all students have many of their favourite meals served so that they truly feel like they are at home. Deb has enjoyed many varied roles in hospitality, including working as the Executive Chef for the City of Playford, as a remote Site Manager for Beach Energy in outback South Australia and as owner/operator of the Stables Inn Motel and Restaurant at Hahndorf.
Scott Cua Property & Facilities Manager
Scott started with Ansett Airlines as a freight clerk at Adelaide Airport, moving through several different roles in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, ending up as International Cargo Manager SA/NT. After leaving Ansett he owned several businesses, focussing on gardening,landscaping,property maintenance and cabinet making which led him to becoming Senior Maintenance Officer at Nazareth Catholic College. He commenced at Aquinas in August 2019.
David Laughton Groundsperson
Born in the UK, David was educated in England, Northern Ireland, NSW and SA. David’s occupations have included: process worker, fruit picker, taxi driver, courier and child-carer. In 2006, David came to Aquinas to take up the position of goundsman/gardener. David is a keen environmentalist.