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Statute of Incorporation

The College is constituted by a statute of the New South Wales Parliament, the Saint John’s College Act 2018. The Act, which commenced on 2 July 2018, repeals and replaces the Saint John’s College Act 1857, under which the College was incorporated on 2 July 1858.

College Council

The Act provides for the College to be governed by a Council of 13 Members comprising:

(a)        the Rector;
(b)        3 Members appointed by the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney;
(c)        one Member appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney;
(d)       4 Members elected by past students of the College who are graduates of the University of Sydney;
(e)        4 Members appointed by the Council.

Elected Members
The following persons were elected to College Council in November 2018:

  • John COOREY for a 4 year term
  • Alexandra RYAN for a 4 year term
  • Khan HORNE for a 2 year term
  • Gerard PHILLIPS for a 2 year term

Appointed Members
The Archbishop of Sydney has made the following appointments to College Council:

  • Most Rev Richard UMBERS DD VG EV PP for a 4 year term
  • Sr Mary Helen HILL OP for a 4 year term
  • Very Rev Dr Gerald GLEESON for a 2 year term.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney has made the following appointment:

  • Dr Bernadette TOBIN AO GCSG for a 4 year term.

Council Members
Accordingly the members of the new Council are now:

  • Mr Adrian DIETHELM, Rector
  • Mr John COOREY – 4 year term
  • Very Rev Dr Gerald GLEESON – 2 year term
  • Sr Mary Helen HILL OP – 4 year term
  • Mr Khan HORNE – 2 year term
  • Mr Gerard PHILLIPS – 2 year term
  • Ms Alexandra RYAN – 4 year term
  • Dr Bernadette TOBIN AO GCSG – 4 year term
  • Most Rev Richard UMBERS DD VG EV PP – 4 year term

By-laws and Council Charter

The following by-laws have been made by the Council under section 18 of the Act:

Saint John’s College By-law 2018 (current as at 25 July 2018)

Saint John’s College (Transition) By-law 2018 (current as at 25 July 2018)

Council has adopted a Council Charter which sets out obligations of Council Members and regulates Council proceedings.  Council has also approved a short statement on Role and Responsibilities of Council Members, and a Skills Matrix and List of Attributes.

Regulations

The following regulations have been made by the Rector under the Saint John’s College By-law:

General Regulation (current as at 25 July 2018)

Student Code of Conduct Regulation (current as at 25 July 2018)

Governance Documents

Strategic Plan 2015-2019

Financial Statement 2014

Financial Statement 2015

Financial Statement 2016

Financial Statement 2015

Financial Statement 2017

Annual Review 2013

Annual Review 2014

Annual Review 2015

Annual Review 2016