Staff

Brother Paul Gilchrist Head Of College

Brother Paul began his career as a secondary school teacher of chemistry, physics and religious education at St Paul’s College in Traralgon in Victoria.  He has been the principal of a number of Marist Schools, most recently at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Alice Springs.  Br Paul was Provincial of the Marist Brothers in Melbourne and joined the Aquinas Community in 2014.

Carolyn Mee Dean Of College

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. In addition to her Education degree, Carolyn has a Post-Graduate qualification in Counselling and a Graduate Certificate in Positive Education. She is also a Justice of the Peace in South Australia.

Sarah Moller Assistant Dean (Academics)

Sarah studied and trained as an Art teacher and has taught at St Ignatius, Loretto College and O’Loughlin Catholic College, Darwin. She also has a Doctorate in Creative Arts, speaks fluent German and is married with two young children.

Michael Braithwaite Business Manager

Michael Braithwaite came to Aquinas in 2006 after twenty years in professional accounting with various professional practices in Adelaide, including ten years operating his own accountancy business.  With a business degree from Deakin University, he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Flinders University, where he is presently undertaking a Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

Jo Brauwers Executive Assistant to the Head of College / Admissions Officer

Jo is the first point of call for new admissions to the College. She most recently worked as an Admin/Finance Officer at North Adelaide Primary School. Jo is from a rural background and as a parent who sent both sons to Aquinas College, she can readily relate and understand the needs of College community.

Kerry Qi Hui Feng Accountant

Originally from China, Kerry came to Australia to finish her high school education. She has a Bachelor of International Hotel Management and has extensive work experience in the hospitality industry. She later completed a Master of Business Professional Accounting at the University of SA. She is currently undertaking a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Programme.

Stacey Pavljuk Administrative Officer

Stacey has a background in a variety of administration roles and recently was managing a rural outback motel. Coming from a large European family, she relates well to students of all ages and backgrounds.  As well as working closely with the Admissions Officer in the front office, Stacey is also responsible for handling student keys, day-to-day accounts and clerical work.

David Laughton Groundsman

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 and an asset to the College.

Mark Price Property Manager

Mark completed his Cabinet-making apprenticeship in 1984 and consequently was involved in building and installing kitchens, as well as working as a Carpenter in projects that included the refurbishment of the Indian Pacific rail carriages.  In 1995, he took up a position as a maintenance carpenter at Wilderness School, rising to the position of maintenance manager.  After 18 years at Wilderness, Mark found his way to Aquinas.

Sally Goldsmith Night Porter

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 returned to study and is enjoying her third year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree.