Dear Members of Villanova College Family,
Celebrating our 70th Year in 2018 is a significant milestone. To mark this special occasion a concert event will be held at the College and all families and friends of the College are invited. This special event will feature songs from the musical, Augustine: The Way. The songs have been written by former staff member Mr Tony Macpherson and will be performed by three acclaimed singers, Mr Simon Hyland, Ms Samantha Shaw and Ms Caroline Mulvenna.
Tickets are available now and are priced at $25 per person. There will be two performances open to the public on Friday 1st June and again on Saturday 2nd June. The performance will be a wonderful evening of entertainment for all the family and refreshments will be on sale during the evening.
The 2017 Villanovan Magazine has been delivered to the College and distributed to families via the students last Monday. Please ask your son to ensure the Villanovan Magazine reaches home in good condition and does not languish at the bottom of his bag or locker. Congratulations to the team behind the Villanovan Magazine especially Mrs Linda Rolls, Mrs Kath Underhill and Mrs Nicole Weldon.
Introduction of the New Senior Schooling System in Queensland
In 2019 all schools in Queensland will be introducing the New Senior Syllabuses and Tertiary Entrance systems. To assist parents to better understand what these changes will mean for their sons a special Information Evening will be held at the College on Tuesday 8th May in the Hanrahan Theatre commencing at 6.30 pm. This event is particularly of interest to parents of students in Years 9 and 10. However all are most welcome to attend the presentation.
INTRODUCTION TO SENIOR SCHOOLING INFORMATION EVENING
6.30 PM-TUESDAY 8TH MAY
Information regarding the new Senior Schooling System, ATAR and the new Tertiary Entrance system can be found at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Website-https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/ and at the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre-QTAC-https://www.qtac.edu.au/
I encourage parents and students to access these websites and engage with the wealth of material available.
Year 9 Outdoor Education Program
I am sure the Year 9 students will be looking forward to arriving home to their own beds and to home-cooked meals. Over the past four days, our Year 9 students have been at Pindari Dam outside Texas, New South Wales at a remote bush camp setting to undertake a range of challenges designed to push the students out of their comfort zones in a safe and controlled environment.
One key aspect of this experience is teaching the students about responsibility and owning their actions. During the past four days the students are required to cook their own meals, keep their eating and sleeping areas tidy and be on time and prepared for all activities.
When they hit home at the end of the four days it is important to remind them of the lessons they learnt during the camp. Boys are expected to know how to cook and prepare a meal, boys can keep a room tidy and boys can arrive on time, prepared for activities. It is crucial, we as parents and the adults, do not take away all the opportunities for our young people to learn lessons through failure and consequences.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord,
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal