Dear Members of the Villanova College Family,
As we come to the end of the third week of Term 1, it is timely to check how your son is settling into the challenges of the new year. For our younger students there has been many exciting challenges thrown their way with camp, swimming carnivals and sports as well as schoolwork. For our older students, the classroom work has well and truly begun.
Now is the time for our students to establish the good habits that will provide a solid foundation for the year. Students should have a place to study and work that is not their bed. The study space does not need to be away from the normal family traffic. The dining table is fine. Being visible to all in the family holds our young men to account when completing homework and study. Mobile phones should be away from the workspace and on charge. Study and homework should be ‘chunked’ into 30 minutes sessions with a short break in between.
Getting organised for many students will require assistance and our Pastoral Area Leaders and teachers are happy to provide support to students to develop timetables and study programs. If your son needs assistance, please direct him to the Pastoral Area Leader for his year level.
Year 5 and 6: Mr Callum Hackett
Year 7: Mr Ben Lynam
Year 8: Mr Matt McGrath
Year 9: Mr Alex Sullivan
Year 10: Mr Sean O’Neill
Year 11: Mr Blake McLauchlan
Year 12: Mr Tony Rolls
Volunteers at the College
Villanova College takes its responsibilities for Student Safety and Privacy seriously. The College is implementing procedures requiring all volunteers who work in any capacity in any area of the College to complete Child Protection and Privacy Training. To undertake the training, the volunteer is required to provide an email address to their supervisor. College Compliance Officer, Mrs Kath Hackett will assign the training package to each volunteer for completion. The training package is completed online. Once the training is completed the volunteer and the College receives notification the training has been finalised.
Thank you for your understanding in completing the necessary training in these two important areas of compliance.
Graduates’ Celebration and Scholars’ Assembly
This Thursday evening, we welcome back to the College the 2020 Year 12 students and their parents to congratulate the students who achieved first place in their academic subjects as well as the Proxime Accessit and Dux of the College. These young men have excelled at their studies and deserve our congratulations for their achievements. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of the students with their families.
On Friday 12 February, our College community will celebrate the academic achievements of the students from Semester 2, 2020 at a special Scholars’ Assembly to be held in Goold Hall at 10.30am. We have invited the 12 students from Year 12, 2020 who achieved an ATAR Score of 99.0 or better to be present and the Dux of the College will be speaking to the students and encouraging them to set goals for their academic success as well as providing advice as to how best to achieve those goals.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, Principal
In keeping with the spirit of Reconciliation, Villanova College acknowledges the Yuggera and Turrbal peoples, as the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we stand. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. This has always been, and always will be, a place of teaching and learning connected to country, culture and community.