Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Interestingly, the media recently reported the results of a study that found parents today were more worried about the effects of cyber-bullying on the well-being of their children than the effects of drugs or alcohol. There is certainly extensive media attention on the topic of cyber-bullying at this time as many families in Australia are reporting incidents to authorities on a frequent basis.
On Monday 19 March commencing at 6.30 pm in the Hanrahan Theatre, the Villanova College Parents and Friends Association is hosting a special presentation, “Parenting with Technology in the Age of Social Media”. Guest presenters from Taskforce Argos and other agencies will provide helpful information to parents on a range of topics including safe online behaviours, information and understanding about apps, social media sites and chatrooms.
To RSVP for this free event, please click the following link and complete the short form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=pVLDvKol9EeHKipkErxkNttnIXqsG4BGvnTuBHt_iGBUOE1FVjcyRlVRRExLMlQzV1JWNzM1NzJFWS4u
Recently Mr Peter Dawson, Director of Architectus, met with members of the Villanova College Sports Club to listen to the needs of our community as we develop the Master Plan for Villanova Park following the demolition of the Cor Unum Centre and grandstand. One of the major needs raised at the meeting was the entry and exit of cars and buses from Villanova Park during training and game days. A number of options were proposed and will be considered following consultation with traffic engineers and Brisbane City Council.
Over the next twelve months I am anticipating the new covered and extended grandstand, change rooms and casual meeting area will be completed. The new function room and associated infrastructure will follow soon after stage one has been completed.
The Villanova College Foundation has been established in 2018 and a Management Committee appointed to conduct the affairs of the Foundation. The Villanova College Foundation is governed by the Villanova College Board and the Management Committee is a sub-group of the Board. The Villanova College Foundation has two trusts, the Villanova College Foundation Building Trust and the Villanova College Bursary Fund.
In these early days the Management Committee is developing the purpose and goals for the Foundation. In addition, one of the first tasks of the committee is to develop the strategic plan for the Foundation over the next two to three years.
Next week students from Years 10 – 12 will commence their End of Term One Assessment Tasks. During Form Meeting this week all students have been made aware of the expectations for the assessment block.
With fine weather predicted, we are expecting a large crowd to fill the grounds of Villanova College at the annual International Carnival this Saturday 17 March. The committee has completed all the preparations and now it is time for an exciting evening of entertainment, great food and good company.
Students attending the carnival have been made aware of the College’s expectations regarding behaviour. Students attending the carnival are expected to move promptly upon arrival inside the gates and not gather outside in the surrounding streets. As the event has many food stalls it is not appropriate for students to bring food from outside venues to this event. We are looking forward to a wonderful community event and thank all in our community for their support of the International Carnival.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal