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This Month’s Newsletter – Issue 78 Autumn 2024

187 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

Welcome from the Principal

As the new Principal and CEO of St Ann’s College I want to welcome you to the news from St Ann’s College.

Our College first opened with 16 students in 1947. Today we are a College of 199 students from rural and regional Australia, interstate and overseas. We have a split of approximately 60% female and 40% male today, and representation from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

We are delighted to welcome our new Dean, Lucy Fairlie-Jones, who comes to us from Seymour College where she was Head of Boarding. Lucy has already become strongly enmeshed in the St Ann’s family, particularly from her close work with both the Residential Advisors and College Club Committee at the start of the year.

St Ann’s has a strong sense of community and we value the interactions between students, whether a planned occasion, or incidental interactions around the College. I encourage all students in this community to make sure they get to know everyone else in the community and join in with the events – academic support, socialising and social justice – to make the most of their experience.

This year we are hoping to strengthen our links with the past even further, reconnecting with previous students and reaching out to new friends of the College. Watch out for details of both the upcoming Reunion for Collegians, and then the Gala Dinner. Both events will be held at the College and also provide an opportunity to look at the continually evolving physical facilities of the College.

Two of the major projects from the summer break include the replacement of the Common Room Floor and the commencement of the new air conditioning units in Barnes, replacing broken units.

You can read up on more summer maintenance and improvements below.

We would also like to feature news from Collegians in upcoming newsletters. If you know of significant life events – graduations, births, engagements, weddings or sadly deaths – from within our community, we would love to share them. Please get in touch.

Thank you for your continued support of St Ann’s as we continue to strive to provide support for students in their university learning journey.

Wendy Fleming
Principal and CEO

Appointment of Lucy Fairlie-Jones to the position of Dean

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Spring 2024 Message from the St Ann’s College Foundation

On behalf of the Committee of the St Ann’s College Foundation, I wanted to take the opportunity through the first edition of this year’s Newsletter to wish the St Ann’s community (Students, Staff, Alumni and Supporters) every success for 2024. [...]

Our 2024 St Ann’s Community

St Ann’s College welcomed the 2024 cohort on February 17th and 18th. We are a College of nearly 200 students from rural and regional Australia, interstate and overseas. We have a split of approx. 60% females and 40% males, and [...]

Scholarships Update

Congratulations to all scholarship and bursary recipients for 2024! There are forty recipients this year. Prizes will be awarded later this semester. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, St Ann’s is pleased to share that our total Scholarships/Bursaries/Prizes increased [...]

Maintenance Update

Our friendly and hardworking Facilities and Operations Manager Luke Furno has worked diligently all summer to facilitate upgrades across St Ann’s College. The rooms and common spaces have undergone a host of updates, which was no small feat considering the [...]

Interview with Teach for Australia

Teach For Australia’s South Australian Regional Manager, Lisa Daly:   How was your stay at St Ann’s College? What worked well for your group during your time here? Our stay at St Ann's College was extremely comfortable, the staff were [...]

Summer Stays Summary

The College staff hosted several groups of guests over the summer period. We hosted a total of 144 guests over a total of 70 days. Guest groups included: A volleyball team from a regional SA high school A Year 12 [...]

Marking 15 Years of Service for Rohit Lal

Our wonderful site manager and chef Rohit Lal on reaching the milestone of 15 YEARS OF SERVICE at St Ann’s College! Each day Rohit treats us to a healthy selection of culinary delights. We value our chats with him, and [...]

Student News

Welcome Week – Move In Day

On February 18th, the College Club Committee and the Residential Advisors reported for duty at 7:30am to set up for a very busy morning of greeting first year students. As each car pulled up they were welcomed by our signage [...]

Welcome Week – First Formal Dinner and Front Yard Party

The first Formal Dinner of the year was held on Monday February 19th and Principal Wendy Fleming tailored the occasion to set the tone for the week – the main purpose of Welcome Week is to build community. She gave [...]

Welcome Week – Amazing Race

The College Club Committee really outdid themselves with an epic recreation of the Amazing Race! This multi-stop extravaganza had students in groups of 6-8 running on foot from the uni-loop to Rundle Mall to North Adelaide and back to St [...]

Student Spotlight – Jack Higgins, SAUCC Representative

Meet Jack Higgins from Waikerie in the Riverland! Jack is undertaking Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) studies and he is returning for his third year at St Ann’s. He has previously held roles as a Warden and an Academic Tutor. [...]

Meet our RAs!

We have a superstar team of Residential Advisors who have gone above and beyond to set up for this upcoming year and to welcome our students back into the College. Our RA team is selected through a rigorous application and [...]

Welcome Week – Beach Day

St Ann’s annual Beach Picnic was held at the Angus Neil Reserve near Brighton. The leadership team knocked on doors at 8am for a wake-up call, and buses rolled out of the grounds at 9am sharp. Over 150 students enjoyed [...]

Collegian News

Introducing Alexandra Ward, the New President of the Collegians Association Committee

I am very pleased to write that I have been elected as the President of the Collegians Association Committee in 2024, alongside a stellar executive comprising of Paul Newland as Vice-President, Tate Manning as Treasurer and Zara-Louise Whellum as Secretary. [...]

St Ann’s Collegians Association 20 Year Reunion

The St Ann’s Collegians Association is holding a reunion event for all Collegians who lived at St Ann’s College in 2003, 2004 and/or 2005! We would be delighted if you could attend this ticketed cocktail event with food and drinks. [...]

Remembering Elisabeth Lee (nee Humphris)

We would like to take this opportunity to remember one of St Ann’s College’s earliest students Elisabeth “Beth” Lee (nee Humphris), St Ann's College Resident 1948-1950 who passed away on 14th of January, 2024. Beth was born on October 5th [...]

Congratulations Taylor!

Taylor Robinson, St Ann’s College resident 2016-2019 was presented with her Member Certificate from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand on the 27th November 2023, and was also the chosen student to undertake the acceptance on behalf of the whole [...]

Thanks for the visit!

We are always delighted when Collegians pop in and say hello to St Ann’s! Recently a Collegian named Mevandi Dissanayake (St Ann’s College resident 2013-2016) came to visit and she brought her 8-month-old son Rowan with her! Mevandi or “Mev” [...]

We’d love to hear from you!

Remember, we’re always eager to hear what St Ann’s Collegians are up to, so please get in touch with your news: marketing@stannscollege.edu.au

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