Brother Michael Green Rector
Brother Michael comes to Aquinas after eight years as National Director of Marist Schools Australia and Executive Director of Ministries for the Marist Association of St Marcellin. During his time as a Brother he has served as a teacher, sports coach, head of department, and principal of Marist schools in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria, as well as lecturing in Catholic tertiary institutions and other bodies in several countries. His academic interests have been in education, history, and theology, and his doctoral studies were in the fields of spirituality and organisational culture. Brother Michael continues to serve on a number of boards and nationally and internationally.
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 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. 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 Catholic College, Darwin. She is a practising visual artist and has a particular interest in equipping university students to succeed academically.
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.
Brother Mark Paul Chaplain
Brother Mark joined Aquinas this year as College Chaplain and brings a wealth of teaching experience, having taught in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors in SA, WA, VIC, NSW and Timor Leste. His teaching has also extended to working in the welfare sector, youth ministry and the community engagement area within schools, universities and Juvenile Justice Centres. He has completed degrees in Education, Religious Education, Social Work, Theology and Pastoral Studies and is returning to further post graduate studies with the University of Adelaide.
Jo Brauwers College Secretary / 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.