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.
Michael Braithwaite Business Manager
Michael Braithwaite was educated at Tenison Woods College in Mount Gambier. 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 was educated at Bunbury Catholic College. He has completed degrees in Education, Religious Education, Social Work, Theology and Pastoral Studies. He has taught in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors in SA, WA, VIC, NSW and Timor Leste. In Timor Leste he was the founding Director of the Catholic Teachers’ College which is conducted by the Marists. 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.
Steph Hamra Registrar & PA to the Rector
Steph has degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Adelaide. She has worked as an industrial advocate, practised as a 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
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 recently undertaken further study and completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She is now studying her Master’s degree in Art History at Adelaide University.
Deb Barton Kitchen Manager
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.
Stacey Pavljuk Financial and Administrative Officer
Stacey has extensive administration experience and most recently managed a rural outback motel before commencing at Aquinas College in 2017. Coming from a large European family, she relates well to students of all ages and backgrounds. As well as working closely with the Registrar in the front office, Stacey is also responsible for handling student keys, accounts and clerical work.
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.