St Ann's College

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St Ann's College
University University of Adelaide
Location North Adelaide
Full name St Ann's College Inc.
Motto Per Litteras Lumen (Latin)
Motto in English Inspiration through Learning
Established 1947
Named for Ann Wilcox, mother of donor of first building[1]
Gender Co-residential
Principal Dr Rosemary Brooks
President Sabah Tareen
Residents 185

St Ann's College is a co-residential college in North Adelaide, South Australia. In its early decades, the college had only female boarders. Today it houses 185 tertiary students, both sexes, in single rooms; rooms in the new buildings have ensuites and all rooms have airconditioning. Residents at St Ann's College have a diverse background with most coming from either rural Australia or overseas.[2] Members of the College attend three universities in South Australia, University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University. St Ann's College is privately owned and run, and is not funded by government, church or university. The current Principal of the College is Dr. Rosemary Brooks, who teaches at the University of Adelaide.

College sport[edit]

St Ann's College competes against Aquinas College, Lincoln College, Flinders University Hall and St. Mark's College for the Douglas Irving Cup (known to the students as the High Table Cup). Sports that count for cup points include:

College Club[edit]

The college social and sporting events are organised by the St Ann's College Club, which consists of members elected exclusively by College students. The 2015 college club consists of the following positions:

College tutors[edit]

Residential tutors[edit]

St Ann's has ten residential tutors, each in charge of a corridor consisting of approximately 18 students. The tutors provide academic and social leadership, and pastoral care. They conduct academic monitoring of students in their corridor twice a year together with the Principal.

Each year a Senior Tutor is appointed - usually a tutor from the previous year who has re-applied for tutorship. They coordinate the Tutor group, and take a leadership role in the absence of the Principal.[3]

Academic tutors[edit]

Each year senior students are selected into various academic positions for the purpose of tutoring lower year levels in any difficulty they are having.[4]


  1. ^ St Ann's College: the first fifty years 1947-1997, Pauline Payne, edited by Margaret Adams and Rosemary Brooks, 1998, St Ann's College inc, ISBN 0-646-35852-9, pp 15
  2. ^ Residential Statistics
  3. ^ St Ann's College tutor handbook
  4. ^ Labrador Amber, 14 years visionary perspective at St Ann's College- 1990-2004 (2005) Brougham Press p.46

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