Principal's Welcome

Congratulations Father Peter Wieneke

This week we recognise and celebrate a significant milestone in Villanova College history. The anniversary of Fr Peter Wieneke’s 50th year as an Augustinian priest.

While Fr Pete is not the only Villanova old boy to join the priesthood, or the Augustinian order, he is certainly one of the College’s most significant figures. He has remained close to the College and it is very much his family. Fr Pete has been a figure of significant influence in the spiritual, cultural and academic maturing of the Villanova community. He has been a driving force in the College’s own ongoing conversion and movement in one heart, one mind toward God. The formation, growth and embedding of College values is a testament to Peter’s long serving service to the College.

At mass on Tuesday, Father Peter Jones the Augustinian provincial leader for the pacific regions of Australia, Korea and Vietnam concelebrated our St Augustine’s day Mass and shared the following. His address is even more significant in so far as he shared with the school community that he was actually present at Fr Peter’s ordination as a member of the choir, travelling up from Sydney to sing!

“Fr Peter may be a little bit annoyed with some of us at the moment. In his humility he would quickly remind us that the centre of our Eucharistic celebration is Christ and the reason for this particular gathering is St Augustine. That is correct but it is important for us as a community to honour in gratitude Fr Pete on the occasion of this significant anniversary. 

In your time in ministry, from that day and all of the days that followed you lived out what was celebrated. Love, Service and Community. 

In your years of ministry you have served in various places – a few years at St Augustine’s College, Pastor of our two Sydney parishes. However, around 30 of those 50 years have been here at Villanova College.

Your Villanova story began when your parents Dawn and Keith similar to the parents of the boys here today entrusted you to this community for your education. While here the example of young and active Augustinians who were your teachers became deeply embedded in you. You joined the Order and then followed the years of studies. 

Following ordination you served as teacher particularly in the field of Religious Education. Later you returned as Rector (Principal). In these latter years maybe the ministry you have enjoyed the most – a pastoral ministry as Chaplain. 

We are fortunate to have the text of the homily of the Bishop who ordained you Dutch Augustinian missionary ( Irian Jaya) Bishop Peter van Diepen. On the day of your ordination Bishop Peter addressed you directly:

“Peter, the gospel of Christ, who is our light, our life and our salvation, hoping this is your duty to bring Christ to the people, that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of God, that is what we proclaim also to you.

Repeat it and repeat it, over and over again that the kingdom of God is at hand and my brother Peter invite them and invite them, over and over again to “Come and See”. Become acquainted with the Lord. Thus you will be filling the innermost thirsts of people, so significantly worded by St Augustine in his prayer when he says , “ You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart can never rest until it rests in you. “

There are times in our lives when it is said we follow in the footsteps of giants. In my actions as Principal of Villanova College I follow in the footsteps of a gentle giant; in stature, in reputation, in character and in faith.

Thank you Father Peter Wieneke for your humble and ever committed service to the Gold and the Green.

College Middle leadership review and restructuring
Over the past three months the College leadership team and staff have been in the process of a middle leadership review and restructure. The catalyst for this review is the end of a period in the College’s industrial lifecycle known as a triennium. At this point in time the middle leadership positions are ‘spilled’ and there is an opportunity to refresh, renew and review structures, actions and personnel.

Across this process there have been a number of changes that are designed for two specific purposes;

1. To re-align and focus on the learning growth, opportunities and best method of building fluent teaching programs that best connect students to learning success

2. To re-consider and focus on our pastoral structures and ensure that they reflect best practice, support the psychological, spiritual, physical and cultural development of our boys while giving greatest opportunity for boys to develop the character that permeates and populates the heart and mind of a Villanova graduate.

As such you will find in the near future we will announce a series of Curriculum and Pedagogy leaders in Years 5 & 6 and Heads of Faculty in Years 7 – 12.
It is envisaged that this will better allow for a fluent and specialised approach to learning and teaching across the Australian Curriculum and its pathway into the QCAA Senior Curriculum.

In the pastoral realm we will maintain our Year level structure but across 2023 begin the transition to a 7-12 vertical pastoral structure, with Years 5 & 6 included in the House process and practices but remaining separate in their daily space.

We also add two very significant positions to the College in the Senior Leadership space; Director of Pedagogy and Reflective Teaching Practice, which will be filled by Ms Kristina Moffatt and a Director of Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Programs, which will be filled by Mr Sean O’Neill. These two roles are designed to give support, guidance and researched expertise to our teaching, and non-teaching staff, in the guidance, development and challenge of our students.

More detailed information regarding these roles, and those other appointments, will be available in coming weeks

Mr Paul Begg, 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. 

 

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Junior School News

Recently, Villanova College has shared the “School Wide Expected Behaviours” with students.  Whilst we always had Augustinian Values, College Values and a Relational Pedagogy – it required reformatting so that our boys can clearly see what they are expected to do at school.  There are standards for the way we behave as people who have the right to be safe, learn and have a positive experience at the same time.

Over the past week, I have had interesting conversations with staff, students and parents – some positive, and others restorative where a relationship has been impacted negatively and requires a plan to move forward.  We still have three full weeks of Term 3 left before holidays and I firmly believe that all of us need to “reset” our expectations and step towards being our best selves.

Our “School Wide Expected Behaviours” cover six areas of College Life so I am going to do my best to share what they mean to me – and I am hoping that families will spend time doing the same. Our behaviour, attitude and reputation is our most valuable, honourable and precious thing we can nurture.  It is like the seeds inside an apple, if protected, watered, and given sunshine then the fruit (let’s say friendships, learning and social interactions) will be delicious.  If the seeds are neglected, given no attention or love then the fruit has no chance.

Classroom
Whilst this can be a tough place to be, because let’s face it not every subject is our favourite, we must turn up to do a decent job.  Deliberately sabotaging yourself with not being ready with books, pencil and a charged laptop is not going to end anywhere near a successful experience.  Seating yourself with friends who talk off topic or seek to make mischief, wastes your time, means you fall behind and ultimately have more homework or even fail to achieve the grade you actually deserve.  “I will” should be how you phrase your approach to learning inside our incredible spaces.  Give yourself goals and keep them sacred.  “I will approach activities with a determination to learn and grow.”  “I will wear the College Uniform with dignity.”  “I will take responsibility for my mistakes.”

Playground
Subject to many variables but so many ways to make the experiences a way to celebrate the freedom of being outside or doing something that interests you with the people whose company you truly enjoy.  Your break time is about replenishing food and drink, relaxing, laughing or exerting the amount of energy that it takes for you to re-enter the learning spaces refreshed.  There are choices to make about where you sit (sun or shade), who you sit near/with, where you go (Whinstanes on the grass, Agora handball courts, Tech Room for laptop use and the Tolle Lege Library for books, boardgames and drawing).  Or feel free to sit, chat and watch the world go by.  There are organised House games regularly happening with our Student Leaders.  This week we have Mission Day fun – ping pong, Sari Sari stalls and rowing competitions.  “I will play by the rules of the game.”  “I will include people in our games and activities.”  “I will keep my environment tidy by putting my rubbish into the bin.”

Transition
Moving between classes or lessons within a room.  Make it simple.  Move quickly, use the bathroom, or get a drink only if necessary and let the next teacher know you are ready to go.  We have dynamic learning spaces where movement is a huge part of lessons so there is no excuse to run wild between period bells.  Concrete is for walking on, or else skin, bones and teeth will split or break.  Stairs are for stepping up or down – Parkour is a skill for only a limited number of experienced athletes who have safety gear! Lining up outside a room is a sign of respect for yourself, classmates, and the next teacher. Make the effort and see how it gets you a happy response and a lovely start to a lesson. Every bit of attention to detail in transition builds into an incredibly positive, stress-free beginning and ending.  “I will respect the physical space of other students and keep hands and feet to myself.”  “I will move promptly to class, so I am not late and disturbing the learning of others.”  “I will offer support to staff or friends who need help around the campus.”

Online and Electronic Devices
Digital footprints – every message, image and click of your mouse – is traceable.  Forever.  Even if you delete it, it can be recovered.  Do not think that you will be the first person to cross the line and not get caught.  It is not a pleasant experience to have to explain what seemed funny at the time between you and another person or group to an adult , particularly when it is rude or offensive. You are gifted with technological devices and access to online forums so respect that right or lose it.  “I will choose my language online carefully understanding that written words can have a hurtful, damaging, permanent impact on others.”  “I understand if something comes from my device online, then I am responsible for it.”  “I will be thoughtful about what I access and what I share online.”

Sport and Activities
This is where resilience and fair play come to the surface.  Can you win graciously and lose with dignity?  Do you play to win or have fun?  Are you a team player?  Being a part of the team means dealing with decisions and actions you cannot always control – but the way you react says everything.  Even when a game is subject to calls by your classmates, teachers, or referees, can you move on, will you still play to the best of your ability?  Your ability to accept a decision, move on and be that person everyone wants to play with is but a choice away.  “I will accept the decision of the referee.”  “I will attend all training/practice sessions and give my best.”  “I will look to help coaches do their job, pack up and clean up after training/matches.”

In Public
Not everyone heads straight home to get changed after school.  So, if you walk along a road, cross the lights, buy something from the shop or catch a bus or train – the community is watching you.  When you show kindness and consideration, we receive maybe one out of a hundred beautiful phone calls or emails telling us.  However, if you are the person who makes poor choices, it is certain we will receive that feedback ninety-nine times out of a hundred.  That is not a great conversation to have, and it is very hard to do much about – it taints the entire student body which is such a shame.  “I will use respectful and appropriate language when in public and on public transport.”  “I will remember that my uniform is what people will remember seeing in public – what I do, say and how I act is connected to the College expectations.”  “I will offer myself to serve members of the public when I see a need.”

Gentlemen, it is Term 3.  Our expectations about your behaviour, attitude and participation are clearly stated on the walls of every learning space.  Your Principal is bringing your parent’s attention to them at this very moment.  Your commitment to doing better is a part of your Villanovan status.  All Junior School staff will be using the next three weeks in particular, to provide support for your best behaviours but you must be a willing participant and activate your sense of belonging.  Teamwork is about everyone sharing a common understanding and we intend to finish Term 3 in our precinct with positivity.  That rests upon your choices, words and actions so be assured that your parents now know how important it is to finish the next few weeks strongly.

­­­Mr Stephen Rouhliadeff, Head of Junior School

 

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Middle School News

This week has been an exciting week in the Middle School with the Feast Day of our patron St Augustine of Hippo, Mission Week and Middle School Master Chef beginning. The Mass  celebrated on Tuesday was a wonderful celebration that brought out the connection between Augustine’s life and that of our students. What resonates with me regarding his story is that in his youth, he made many mistakes. He challenged the identity that his mother had wanted so badly for him. St Augustine’s story is one that many boys at Villanova resonate with. In these formative years, that development from boy to man comes with so many questions regarding identity. They will make mistakes. They will stumble and fall. Our job is to help them be accountable for their actions and be ready to repair the harm when they do fall. But our job is also to help them learn how not to stumble again. On their journey they will learn, as Augustine did, the value of community, the quest for learning and the need to look within themselves rather than just project outwards. This process is critical and as a College, we work hard in ensuring the values that we teach and live here, help to instil our young men with values not just for school but for life.  Just as Augustine eventually found his path, so too will our young men.

I hope each family was able to gather at their table this week and light the red candle given to them and enjoy some family prayer and a meal together. The candle, produced in Cebu by the Filipino Augustinians, should provide a moment to reflect on the life privilege so many of us have in Australia and the important work our College does in helping support students and their education in the Philippines.

On Monday, the Middle School came alive with food and sugar overload as the first round of the Middle School Master Chef Competition got underway. Participants were representative across all three-year levels and showcased talents in the kitchen that surprised many of the judges. What was so pleasing about the event was the camaraderie that was being shown in the kitchen prep area. Conversations of mistakes made, compliments over the presentation of dishes and a general love of food were on display for all to see. It showed again that the GREATS theme of Teamwork was a lived reality in the lives of our boys.

What was equally as pleasing [especially as one of the lucky judges] was the calibre of the food on display. The theme of this week’s bake-off was SLICE and there was chocolate and caramel set perfectly above crunchy biscuit bases, and even a zucchini slice for the health conscious! As judges we were all impressed with the high standard of both cooking and presentation. As the competition whittles down the number of competitors and we move towards the Grand Final, I am sure we will continue to be amazed and our task of selecting a winner will become even more difficult!

Mr Sean O’Neill, Acting Head of Middle School

 

 

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Senior School News

Student Leadership Appointments
Last Friday morning, the Year 11 cohort assembled in Hanrahan Theatre for the announcement of the 2023 Student Leadership Team. The calibre of young men within this group is exceptional, reflecting a multitude of talents across all areas of College life, particularly the way in which these students embrace their academic pathways within determination and distinction.

The 2023 Student Leadership Team is:

Ashton Taylor

Benjamin Addley

Caden Griffiths

Cameron Bukowski

Charlie Corrigan

Christos Nicolaou

Connor Moloney

Isaac Solomon

Jackson Moloney

Joaquin Wieczorek

Kai Asnicar

Larry Clark

Mitchell Rieck

Mitchell Voss

Nicholas Malanos

Ryan Buck

Thomas Rieck

Thomas Winn

Under the new student leadership selection process and structure this year, the Executive Leadership roles will now be filled from the students in this team who apply for the positions of College Captain, Vice-Captain and Student Council President.

Tapping into your Vulnerability
I continue the conversation this fortnight with the second pillar of mental fitness as illuminated in Men’s Health Magazine. One of the most courageous choices you can make is to be vulnerable; letting your guard down, exposing and expressing your truest feelings, despite the judgment you might receive as a result. According to performance psychologist, Dr Michael Gervais, vulnerability can be defined as ‘the courage to be authentic, the courage to be true, the courage to say the thing that needs to be said, even if it’s hard to say.”

Dr Corey Martin, of the company Innovations in Resilience, discusses an exercise in vulnerability:

Aim for Excellent, not Perfect- perfectionism and vulnerability are mortal enemies.
The veneer of perfection is an armour against people finding out what’s inside you.
Aim to do better tomorrow than you did today. Forgive yourself if you come up short.

Shifting your mindset to see vulnerability as a superpower is captured poignantly in Dr Brene Brown’s seminal Ted Talk which can be accessed here:

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | TED Talk

In my next column I will explore ways to rev up your resilience.

Student Voice
Last Friday’s assembly was threaded with this week’s theme drawn from our GREATS Framework, being Teamwork. Heavey House Captain, Jorge Makras, on behalf of the House Captains, gave the Student Address and articulated key elements which underpin effective teamwork and dynamics. Jorge stated:

“A sense of community is a crucial component of teamwork and involves consistently updating each person and never assuming that everyone has the same information- whether it be in the classroom, working on a group task with your mates or even working with your teacher. In my personal experience, if a teacher-student relationship includes the aspect of respect from both individuals, my relationship with the teacher has become stronger allowing class to be more enjoyable.

With teamwork, you are able to reinforce and make bonds with others. This can help you develop a support base. A primary example can be seen with the newfound ATAR system which supports collaboration over competition.

The next aspect- support- relates to how all workplaces provide challenges. Having a strong team environment in place can act as a support mechanism for staff members and students. They can help each other improve their own performance as well as working together toward improving their professional development.

The third and final aspect- mindset- some may consider the most important. A positive mindset is crucial to the contribution of a team’s success. When a group member works with a group-oriented mindset and displays good teamwork skills, this itself pushes the team ahead and benefits all members.”

I look forward to tomorrow’s Dare to Donate Concert to culminate Mission Week. I am sure there will be a positive and humorous tone to Friday punctuated by the courageous efforts of our staff and Seniors in embracing the day and making themselves vulnerable for a good cause.

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro

Mr Matt Levander, Head of Senior School

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Mission and Identity News

Mission Week 2022!
Mission Week is Villa’s week to show our solidarity and support for our partners and friends in the Philippines.  The College has been buzzing across the week with Red Candles heading home on Monday for families to share the story of AFAS and pray together; a full College mass to celebrate the Feast of St Augustine on Tuesday; Sari Sari stall at break times; and free dress, sausage sizzle and Dare 2 Donate still to come!

Mission Week 2022 has included the celebration of 50 years for Fr Peter Wieneke as an Augustinian priest!  This is a significant celebration, but the fact that it has coincided with our Mission week has been extra special for our community this year.  There could be no better example in our community of someone who understands mission and lives it out!  Fr Pete has dedicated the last 50 years to walking alongside people, being part of what is happening in their lives, often in the most joyful and difficult times, and he has gently invited people to experience a God who is present and loves them in the midst of it all.  Additionally he has been an avid supporter of AFAS and has forged great relationships with our partners in the Philippines.  He has seen and experienced the amazing impact that Villa’s connection has made for  people in the Philippines. What a mission!

Here at Villa we have been so fortunate as 30 of his 50 years as priest has been here in various roles as teacher, leader of Religious education, Rector (Principal) of the College and the in the pastoral ministry as Chaplain.  In the area of Identity of Mission, Fr Peter is our story teller, connector and wisdom keeper.  So often when we speak of a student or staff member Fr Pete will make the wider link with a story about their family, who they are, how they have contributed at Villa and in our wider community.  He often knows the boys, their brothers, their father, their uncles, their grandfathers!  Beyond just knowing them, he very often knows and can articulate their strengths, their gifts.   Many in our community have memories they treasure with Fr Peter that reveal a little of the breadth and depth of his connection with people.

Juanita Jacobs, who has also been deeply committed to AFAS recalls the following:

“Fr Peter was the rector of the College when AFAS was established.  He saw the opportunity for Villanova to contribute to the greater good by supporting other Augustinian communities who live in poverty in the Philippines.  It was testimony to his strength of conviction and vision for a better future, that he was willing to encourage a new and very different ministry group, with a vision of Augustinian solidarity.  Significantly it became a way for Augustinian communities to learn from each other, and to make a real difference in the world.  AFAS has provided education and support for poor people, and changed their lives for the better, but more importantly it has opened the hearts and minds of countless Villanova students, parents and staff over the past 30 years.  Fr Peter has always been a role model for us to accept a challenge, take the risk and work to make the world a better place.  He lives the Gospel values to go out and spread the good news, through his words, his actions and his relationships with the school community.”

Another long standing staff member, Graeme George, speaks of Pete’s pastoral care of our staff. He has both observed and experienced Fr Pete’s genuine presence and complete willingness to join in co-creating services and rituals to mark what has been happening for people’s families.  Graeme personally found Fr Pete’s presence and support when his own parents passed away deeply comforting.

When considering liturgies and masses Adrian Hellwig treasures Fr Pete’s approach to planning masses.  “It is never about the rules, it was always about how best to connect with the students and give them the experience of an encounter with God.”

Some of our staff have been fortunate enough to go on pilgrimage with Fr Pete to follow in the footsteps of Augustine and visit the places that where significant in his lifetime.  Nichole Rouhliadeff, has fantastic memories of Fr Pete during this experience.  “Fr Peter was in his absolute element.  Totally devoted to every Church reading, historical fact and retracing Augustine’s steps.  He absolutely loved sharing that with us!”  Maria Mascadri was on pilgrimage too and cherishes Fr Pete’s reflections, masses, adventures through towns and cities and meals spent together.  Below you’ll see some photos from this time and the unmistakeable joy on Fr Pete’s face.  There is also a photo Maria took of Fr Peter in Ostia reading from The Confessions of St Augustine.

 

Fr Pete’s life, is a witness to what is means to serve others.  Hopefully it encourages us to again explore the question:  What is your mission?  What is our mission collectively here at Villanova College?  These are the questions we again ponder in Mission Week 2022, and we are encouraging people to take action!

At the heart of the Christian life is this call to build a more just, compassionate and loving world, and since 1974 students at Villa have used Mission day as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness to ensure this happens.  We have built fantastic partnerships with schools and Augustinian ministries in the Philippines.  Over the years students and staff who have been part of our immersion to the Philippines have reflected on what a life changing experience it has been.  Far more than raising money, the experience has raised awareness about injustices experienced by those who experience poverty and vulnerability but who also inspire with their hospitality, generosity, determination, hard work and sense of community.  Central to our experiences are the relationships and friendships forged.

“We make friends.  We laugh and cry, but most importantly we spend time with the people and let them know that we care for them, and that there are many people back at Villanova who also care and support them.”

Many thanks to all our students and staff who have engaged in Mission Week for 2022.

Mrs Kate Garrone, Dean of Mission and Identity

 

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Library News

This week we celebrate Book Week with this year’s theme ‘Dreaming with eyes open.’  We invite the boys to celebrate the wonderful gift of reading for enjoyment, shaping our thinking and our actions. It is a privilege to assist boys in our community to become self-directed readers who know what they want to read and how to find it!

Library sessions this week with Years 5, 6 and 7 have been focusing on the Book Week shortlisted books we have shared this term. We concluded our sessions with a Book Week Kahoot, and competition between the boys was fierce. It was great to see their enthusiasm and love for literature!

Staff have been invited to share our celebrations by borrowing a great book to read with their Book Week treat pack! Reading, especially fiction, improves wellbeing and mental health; it is a great way to relax and recharge! Plus, a hot chocolate a Kit Kat and 100 reading suggestions are an added bonus!

Check out the list of The Nation’s 100 Best loved Books. How many have you read?

Happy reading!

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Villanova Library

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Sports News

Track & Field is now in the second week of training. Many students from Year 5 – 12 have been invited into the squad based on performances at this year’s Inter-House Track and Field Carnival. During this time of year, we realise that many boys will have a lot on their plate with regards to tennis, rugby league, basketball plus possible club commitments.

I must say the attendance at Track & Field training last week was good from our Year 5 – 8 students, unfortunately attendance from our older boys has been very poor. Villanova needs the support of the parent body to back the coaches and Sports Office to ensure that those who are invited into the Track & Field squad do attend and train. We cannot have a situation where Villa’s best are not prepared to be involved and represent the College when asked. We would expect those who have been selected in the 2022/23 Ben Mowen and Andrew Slack squads as well as those who aspire to be in the junior football and senior football development squads to be more than willing to participate if they have been named in the squad. The same applies for those wishing to be members of the cubs, sabres and wildcats basketball squads and cricket emerging talent squads.

Please understand that if a student is unwilling to involve himself when asked to join the Track and Field squad, he will not be considered, or his name will be withdrawn from any development squad. These squads always remain a privilege not a right for our students. The selection is very much a reward for not only their ability given to the respective sport in question but also for their willingness to give of themselves to the College when asked. As always, the Sports Office is willing to negotiate alternative/specialised training schedules for those who do have a lot on their plate. Students must contact the coach or Sports Office to sort through a schedule which is workable. Students who continue to hide and promise the world to their coaches and not turn up simply let the College down.

I make no apologies for setting the bar high for Villanova College students. In our AIC sports competition, premierships are up for grabs, and I would hope that our boys are keen and eager to contest them. I believe our boys have been well prepared and organised throughout the current trimester of sport season. As a result, Villanova is in with a real chance to do very well this trimester if we continue to work hard and play well as a team. There is no pressure on any student or any team to win. The only expectation we have is that our boys give 100% at training and on game day and that they conduct themselves as Christian men both on and off the court each week. Maintaining and building school pride and a positive culture is important to us.  I ask all students to continue do their part this trimester of sport for Villa to perform at its best.

Our basketball is going very well so far this season. This weekend will see many ‘top of the table’ clashes against St Laurence’s across Year 5 – 12. Premierships are on the line. I ask all boys to keep up the good work and to back themselves this weekend.

Our tennis performances across the year levels and general conduct have been pleasing. I am expecting another solid round from all tennis players this weekend against St Laurence’s.

Overall, we had an excellent round of results against St Patricks last weekend in rugby league. We are expecting our boys to do very well this weekend against St Laurence’s and next weekend against St Edmund’s too. Best wishes to all rugby league players!

Best wishes go to all AIC teams this week as we take on St Laurence’s College in the local derby. They will be ready for battle and so will we. Best wishes to all and go for it boys!

AIC Basketball Team Photos
Please note the basketball teams will have their team photos taken this Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August at Villanova College.
The full schedule is available below and via Parent Lounge.

Please arrive five minutes before the scheduled time, dressed in the correct sporting apparel.
If you arrive LATE, sorry NO photo.

Location: Tuckshop Undercroft, Villanova College

Basketball Team Photos (Friday 26 August)

Time Basketball Teams
1.45pm 6A
1:50pm 6B
1:55pm 6C
2.00pm 6D
3:10pm 5A
3.15pm 5B
3:20pm 5C
3:25pm 5D

Basketball Team Photos (Saturday 27 August)
Teams playing at Loreto College are still asked to head to Villanova for their photo prior to their game.

Location: Tuckshop Undercroft, Villanova College

Time Basketball Teams
7.00am 7C
7:30am 7A
7:35am 7D
8.00am 7B
8:30am 8B
8.35am 8D
9:00am 8C
9:30am 8A
9:35am 9D
10:00am 9C
10:30am 9B
11:30am 9A

AIC Tennis, Rugby League and Basketball Round 5 v St Laurence’s College, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August – Times and Venues
All Year 5 and Year 6 basketball games are played on Friday afternoons. Note – the College will supply bus transportation to the playing venue each Friday afternoon for all Year 5 and Year 6 teams. Parents must collect their sons from the venue after the game. All Year 7 – 12 basketball and Year 5 – 12 tennis and rugby league games are played on Saturday.  Please refer to the College’s website to view all times and venues for this weekend’s fixtures against St Laurence’s College.

AIC Track and Field
Many thanks to the many boys and their parents for supporting the Track and Field program so far by attending the various training sessions held over the past two weeks. We are very fortunate to have many high-level coaches in place including 12 College staff members to ensure we give our boys the best coaching possible. I will attest that our squad is receiving an excellent standard of coaching.

The first AIC Track and Field meet for the season was held last week and next meet will be held on Thursday 8 September at SAF. We ask all rugby league, basketball and tennis players to give Track & Field their highest priority and ensure they attend both these meets. A full program including event times as well as the bus departure and arrival times will be posted on the AIC Track and Field section within the website. Students who are listed in the AIC Track & Field squad are expected to attend all training sessions and meets. If for any reason students are unable to attend, they are to contact their coach directly please.

Please refer to the Parent Lounge and Student Café portals to view a full list of students required to attend the weekly training sessions for Track and Field. All boys are to give this meet their highest priority over any other sporting commitment.

AIC Basketball – Mr Sean O’Neill, AIC Basketball Coordinator
Round 4 against St Patrick’s was another excellent round of basketball for Villanova. We finished with 27 wins and four losses and again showcased how strong our program is. The Junior College continued their undefeated run of form and shows that our future basketball program is in good hands.

The 1st V game was an absolute nail biter. St Patrick’s certainly made the most of some early dominance and stretched the lead to 18 points during the first quarter. They played a tough brand of basketball and certainly shocked our players with their intensity. However, our players regrouped and ensured the lead did not blow out anymore. St Patrick’s continued to hold a 15-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter that slowly got whittled down until we were drawing with two minutes to play. The calm and collected players finished the game out strongly to win by nine but was a timely reminder that we need to be out our best for every game.

This weekend we are against our strong rivals St Laurence’s who have equally been going very well so far this season. Hopefully out commitment to training will again showcase our skills. Good luck to all!

Goold Hall Canteen Roster

Round 5 v St Laurence’s

Saturday 27 August

All parents who can assist are asked to  report to Sarah Patterson at the Canteen

Time Parents of Team
7.30am 7A
8.30am 8B
9.30am 8A
10.30am 9B
11.30am 9A
After midday Any parents who can assist would be greatly appreciated

AIC Basketball Results v St Patrick’s College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

SPLC

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

1st V W 82-59 W 104-73 W 110 – 46 W 78-69
2nd V W 42-38 W 56-34 W 32-29 W 68-28
3rd V W 44-37 L 29-43 L 30-34 W 52-43
4th V W 30-26 L 21-30 (V ASH) D 31-31 L 34-26
11A W 79-32 W 46-32 W 41-33 W 99-23
11B W 58-38 W 74-24 W 51-32 W 73-24
11C W 46-20 BYE W 20-16 W 45-27
10A L 52-18 W 73-18 W 44-34 W 45-42
10B W 33-32 W 52-14 L 21-33 W 34-28
10C W 35-28 W 67-10 WASH OUT W 24-16
10D BYE L 35-46 L 29-49 W 33-19
9A W 49-27 W 59-41 W 62-34 W 59-32
9B L 40-28 W 64-21 L 23-43 W 47-38
9C L 68-25 W 44-23 D 36-36 L 45-36
9D L 43-21 BYE W 29-26 W 29-19
8A L 23-14 L 35-36 L 32-48 L 44-35
8B W 55-24 W 63-2 W 46-18 W 57-17
8C W 55-15 W 80-5 W 37-24 W 35-26
8D W 47-14 BYE L 31-15 W 22-19
7A L 32-23 W 42-19 W 37-35 L 54-39
7B W 35-30 W 27-16 W 42-21 W 43-26
7C W 37-14 W 74-5 W 31-29 W 28-17
7D W 22-12 BYE W 32-10 W 34-16
6A W 32-24 W 51-16 W 55-14 W 93-10
6B W 29-26 W 92-10 W 43-19 W 99-2
6C WASHOUT W 33-17 (V ASH) W 48-14 W 91-4
6D WASHOUT W 28-22 (V ASH) W 25-22 W 82-0
5A W 61-10 W 54-8 W 52-10 W 37-17
5B W 42-8 W 102-4 W 77-12 W 39-6
5C W 70-6 W 30-7 (V ASH) W 27-10 W 31-7
5D W 25-9 W 19-11 (VASH) W 17-9 W 55-2

 AIC Tennis – Mr Todd Kropp, AIC Tennis Coordinator
After a much-enjoyed long weekend, the Villanova tennis teams took to the training courts again this week in preparation for our Round 4 clash with a formidable St Patricks College. I’m glad to say we have posted some very positive results. For some teams, the weekend was most definitely a challenge it was refreshing to see the Villa boys playing each rally until the end fuelled by the support they received from the rest of their teammates.

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our First IV team who recorded an 8 – 0 win against a very well-trained St Patrick’s. This is particularly special knowing the Villanova boys have been improving each round since the trials showing their growth on the court in both skill and mindset. Sometimes it is easy to underestimate your opponent and become complacent, but it was good to see this wasn’t the case.

There is certainly no rest for our teams as we come up against another tough opponent in St Laurence’s College. We are glad to welcome back our Year 5 – 8 teams to finally compete in a fixture on ‘home’ turf after being on the road for many rounds.

I wish best of luck to all teams!

AIC Tennis Results v St Patrick’s College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

SPLC

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

1st IV 3-5 L 1-7 L L 4 (59) – 4 (50) W 8-0
2nd IV 5-3 W 3-5 L L 2-6 W 8-0
3rd IV 7-1 W 5-3 W W 4 (30) – 4 (26) L 5-3
4th IV BYE 6-2 W W 7-1 W 6-2
10A 4 (24) – 4 (24) D 0-8 L L 3-5 L 6-2
10B 8-0 W 4 (31) – 4 (33) W L 1-7 W 4 (32)-4 (29)
9A 4 (36) – 4 (38) L 1-7 L L 1-7 W 5-3
9B 2-6 L 1-7 L L 1-7 L 5-3
8A 1-7 L L 2-6 W 5-3
8B 7-1 W 2-6 L L 2-6 L 6-2
7A 4 (24) – 4 (29) L 0-8 L L 0-8 W 5-3
7B 2-6 L 5-3 W L 4 (29) – 4 (30) W 7-1
6A 0-8 L 7-1 W W 6-2 W 8-0
6B 1-7 L 3-5 L L 4 (24) – 4 (31) W 5-3
5A 7-1 W 4 (29) – 4 (30) L Wash Out W 8-0
5B 7-1 W 8-0 W Wash Out W 8-0

AIC Rugby League – Mr Blake McLauchlan, AIC Rugby League Coordinator
Congratulations to all our rugby league teams on Round 4 against St Patrick’s College. Villanova put on an impressive performance coming away from Shorncliffe with four wins, one loss and two draws. It was great to see all teams scoring points with some impressive attacking combinations.

The 1st XIII had their first win for the season. The boys demonstrated that they could score quality points, crossing over for two early tries through the middle of the ruck and spreading it wide at speed to score in the corners. St Patrick’s were able to quickly capitalise on a few opportunities handed to them with a quick try at the start of the second half.  There is no doubt that our 1st XIII have improved each week and I commend them for staying in control of the match, even after being reduced to 11 players with eight minutes left of the game. I urge the 1st XIII to remain positive and composed as they look towards Round 5. The team demonstrated that they have what it takes to be victorious over SLC, SEC and Padua in the coming weeks.

This weekend we take on St Laurence’s College out at Ipswich. Please check the draw posted on the website for the time and the field that teams have been allocated to. Please allow enough travel time to ensure you arrive at Ipswich at least 30 minutes before your scheduled kick off time unless you have been told to arrive earlier by your coach.

I challenge our boys to bring a positive mindset to the game and back themselves. There is always a great rivalry between us and St Laurence’s and the ‘black and gold’ can be a difficult task to conquer at times. I urge all players to train hard this week and ensure their hard work filters through to the game.

I would like to remind all parents that they are not to approach a coach, referee, QRL representative or any member of the opposing school. If there are any issues or concerns that parents may have regarding rugby league, they should be directed to the Rugby League Coordinator or Director of Sport.

Finally, please ensure that if you are absent from training that you contact your coach prior to training so that the coaches can plan effectively and get the most out of the training sessions. Coaches contact details can be found on the AIC Rugby League Season Schedule which is located in the AIC Rugby League section of the Locker Room.

I wish all teams the best of luck for this weekend. Play within the spirit of the game and as always, chase the win!

AIC Rugby League Results v St Patrick’s College

TEAM Round 1

IONA

Round 2

BYE

Round 3

ASH

Round 4

SPC

Round 5

SLC

Round 6

SEC

Round 7

PAD

1st XIII 34 – 4 L L 16-28 W 24-6
YEAR 10 28 – 10 L L 6-40 W 28-10
YEAR 9 14 – 0 L L 26-8 L 18-16
YEAR 8 16 – 8 L L 24-14 W 26-4
YEAR 7 24 – 8 L L 10-4 W 28-16
YEAR 6 16 – 12 L L 12-28 D 16-16
YEAR 5 24 – 0 W 20 – 12 W v Ash D 24-24 D 28-28

Villanova Swimming
Please be advised that the Villanova College swim program will commence in two weeks for those students who are currently in Year 5 – 11 (that is, our 2022 AIC Swimmers). All new students to the College in 2023 are invited to commence their training Week 1, Term 4 as per days and times listed below.

The annual AIC Swimming Championship will be held in Week 7 of Term 1, 2023. For Villanova College to be competitive and to do well, we urge all current students and those who will be commencing their education at the College in 2023 to commence swimming training NOW.

Training will commence for all current students on Tuesday 6 September 2022 and will continue every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning throughout the entire season. For those students who are commencing at Villanova in Years 5 and 7 in 2023, training will commence in Week 1, Term 4 2022 (on Tuesday 4 October) as per the schedule below. These sessions will run up to and include Friday 16 December 2022. The program will recommence on Tuesday 3 January 2023 and will run until the end of Week 1, Term 1, 2023 at which time selection trials will be held. Further information regarding these trials will be provided next year.

While the College appreciates that some students may choose to continue their pre-season training elsewhere, we would encourage all swimmers to consider joining the College’s program. All students who are interested in joining Villanova’s swim team will be required to attend trials in Week 1, 2023. Participation or non-participation in our pre-season schedule will not guarantee a place in our final squad. However, we do believe it will strengthen your chance to do well at the trials and aid in building a strong College swimming culture.

All training sessions will be held at Langlands Park Memorial Pool, located at 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner, and will be under the direction of Mr Felipe Barraza Rojas – Villanova Swim Coach (Year 9 – 12) and Ms Kerry Holland – Villanova Swim Coach (Year 5 – 8).

Training is open to all students who hope to become a member of Villanova’s 2023 swim team or for students wishing to increase their physical fitness.  Please note that these sessions are for students who are capable swimmers only, they are not ‘learn to swim’ sessions. Parents who are looking for ‘learn to swim’ sessions may wish to enrol their son/s in an alternate program run at Langlands Pool.

Villanova Swimming Training Schedule

Commencing Tuesday 6 September for current Villanova students
and Tuesday 4 October for students commencing at the College in 2023

Day Students in Year 5 – 12 in 2023
Monday
Tuesday 7.00am – 8.00am
Wednesday
Thursday 7.00am – 8.00am
Friday 6.15am – 7.45am

Fees: A flat fee of $200 will be charged per student for all training sessions up until the start of the 2023 school year. This includes all sessions over the summer holiday period. Students are then entitled to attend as many training sessions as possible throughout this period. Altogether, those who join the program could have access up to 50 training sessions throughout this period at a cost of only $200 (this is $4 per session by highly skilled and qualified swim coaches). The more sessions you attend the more value for money you receive. This represents outstanding value.

Kerry Holland has asked all members of the Jets Swim Club to participate in at least one of the Villanova squad sessions each week. These additional sessions will help build team spirit and provide further skills training for Met East squads, and relay practice.

For those wishing to enroll in the swim program, please click the link below to register your details online. Information regarding payment can also be found within this link. Please understand that the personal details and emergency contact information provided within the registration form will be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool.  Staff at Langlands Pool do not have access to the College’s data base and need your contact information in the event of an emergency. If your details change you must notify the Sports Office (details below) as the updated information the College receives is not shared with Langlands Pool. If you do not wish for your emergency details to be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool, we will be unable to allow you to participate in the program.

Villanova Swimming Registration Link

Flipper/Pool Buoy and Bag: All students are required to purchase their own flippers and pool buoy for training. Langlands Pool will supply your son with a training pack at a cost of $100. Please find attached the order form, which must be lodged with Langlands Park Pool directly (not Villanova College) to receive your training gear at a discounted price.

For those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please complete all information required in the registration link above. It is common for most boys to commence the program in Term 4 although there is an option to start earlier for the current students. Late comers into the swim program will be accepted; however, they will be required to pay the full fee.

If you have any further queries please contact the Villanova College Swim Coordinator, Mrs Juanita Jacobs via email jjacobs@vnc.qld.edu.au. Alternatively, please contact the Villanova College Sports Office on 3394 5621 or via email sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au

Cricket Camp – September Holidays at Villanova Park
A ‘Holiday Cricket Camp’ will be run over the up-coming September school holiday break. The camp is run by NPD Cricket at Villanova Park on the 28 and 29 September. Please find a link to all registration and payment details – https://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/student-life/co-curricular/sport/aic-cricket/

Term 4 Zone Cricket Registrations- One week to go!
Zone Cricket registrations will be open until 2 September. Please refer to the Villa AIC cricket page and follow the registration process to sign up. We are hoping to be able to place all students in their year level group but there might be some cross overs depending on numbers. A full list of team numbers will be published in next week’s newsletter.

Representative Sport
Nomination paperwork is available in the Sport Office for Composite 13 – 15 Years Cricket.
Nominations are due back to the Sports Office by Wednesday 31 August.

Well done to Jack Renner (Year 10) who has been selected in the Queensland Schoolboys Volleyball team.  Jack is currently competing in the School Sport Australia Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Well done Jack, play well!

Congratulations to Ashton Lewis (Year 5) who competed at the Australian Schools Swimming Nationals last weekend. Ashton did extremely well and came ninth overall for 11yrs boys 100 Breaststroke in Australia. This is a fantastic achievement. Excellent work Ashton.

Pictured below – Ashton Lewis

Congratulations to Amarco Doyle (Year 11 and 1st V Basketball) who became the second Villanovan in College history since the inception of the School Sport Australia – to be selected in the All-Australian Honours Team after the School Sport Australia Championships in Bendigo last week. Representing Queensland Amarco and his side managed to come away with a Silver Medal after a hard-fought battle with rivals NSW. Amarco had a stellar week with multiple double-digit games including some thunderous dunks to thrill the supporters.

Amarco joins Ash Minchin (2009) who was the first Villanovan to receive the honour back in 2009 and toured alongside a number of now Australian Boomers and NBL stars in Mitchell McCarron (Australian Boomers/Adelaide 36ers), Jarred Bairstow (Tasmania Jack Jumpers) and Nick Kay (Australian Boomers/Perth Wildcats). Congratulations on another big step forward for a young man working towards his passion and aspirations.  You can see Amarco take on St Laurence’s College for the 1st V Wildcats at midday at St Laurence’s.

Pictured below – Amarco Doyle

A big congratulations to Hugo Crawford (Year 11),  who competed in Melbourne the weekend before last in the Qld U17 AFL Youth Futures team against Victoria. Not only did Hugo represent Qld, he was also named Co-Captain. An eventual squad of 44 will be chosen from all State teams across Australia. These boys will then play in a mixed team in a game before the AFL grand final later in the year. Opportunities to then be included in the AFL draft will open. We wish Hugo all the best with his future endeavours and again congratulate him on an outstanding achievement. Well done Hugo!

Pictured below – Hugo Crawford with his proud mum, Natalie Crawford

Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport

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Theatresports News

Theatresports Grand Final
This year our senior Theatresports team made it to the Grand Final. It was held at La Boite Theatre last Saturday night in front of a ruckus crowd of parents and friends.

As the arena filled, the gladiatorial teams warmed up backstage ready to take on the giants of improvisation. Seven teams competed including our arch nemesis, Padua, as well as Brisbane Boys College and All Hallows School.

Our team, lead by the master of improv himself, Matthew Beames, included Declan Curtis, David Cassaniti, Will Gyte and Lachlan Congreve.  These young men have been rehearsing for the best part of Term 2 and 3, every Wednesday afternoon with the support of professional actor, John McNeill.  I’d like to thank Mr NcNeill for this tireless passion and commitment to mentoring our team.

After some blood curdling cries in performances of movies past, passionate romantic pledges and the velvet vocals of recognisable musical numbers, the girls from All Hallows won the night. But just as rewarding was witnessing our team’s commitment to the event and to the crowd who lifted the roof with their applause of these brave and talented young theatre gladiators of the future.

Sallyanne Freney, Curriculum Area Leader – Creative Arts

 

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Music News

QCMF 2022
Almost two weeks ago, we successfully convened the first live QCMF in three years.  With the return of key volunteers and a brand new, larger team, QCMF ran seamlessly – almost as though we had not had a pandemic-induced hiatus at all.

Our ensembles all performed admirably, and I would like to take a moment to thank our students and teachers for their preparation for this event.  We had a number of students from our school, and many others, for whom this was their first QCMF.  We appreciate the way in which they all rose to the challenge and embraced the festival atmosphere, sharing their music so freely with the general public.

With over 15,000 people across the College over the four days of festival, it was a massive logistical effort to ensure the event was a success.  I would like to recognise the large team of volunteers and staff that worked behind the scenes to make QCMF return with gusto – without your work this would not have been possible.

We look forward to returning to our regular programming in 2023, where we will be bringing back all sections to the next QCMF.  Festival will be running from 17-20 August next year.

Live and Wired Festival
Our College Big Band, under the direction of Mr Carl Harvoe, will be performing at the Loreto Live and Wired Festival this Sunday afternoon.  The event runs from 2 – 5pm on Deshon Oval at Loreto College, Cavendish Road, Coorparoo.  It is a great afternoon in the late Brisbane Winter, with several quality school ensembles from Colleges across Brisbane coming to share an afternoon of Jazz and Contemporary music.

The College Big Band will be performing from 4:00 – 4:20pm.  I highly recommend bringing your camp chairs and picnic blankets, partaking of the fare from the gathered food vans, and enjoying a great afternoon of music.  We hope to see you there!

Brass’d Noon
Last Tuesday afternoon, the chamber group “Unidentified Brass Objects (UBO)” came to workshop with students from our Brass department and Chamber Brass.  UBO’s membership includes Old Boy Blake Humphrey (2017) and our current Horn Tutor, Laura Hjortshoj-Haller.  We were also treated to some of the unique composition work that our Trombone teacher Brodie McAllister is currently performing, most recently in Melbourne over the Winter break.

It was a fantastic afternoon of all things Brass and one that left our students motivated and enthused for the remaining events of the year.  Many thanks to Mr Harvoe for organising this session for the students.

Chamber Strings Day
Last Thursday, our string department worked through a Chamber Ensemble day, preparing students for their next instrumental music assessment task.  Students were in rehearsal across Thursday, working with Mrs Duncan and Mrs Tilbury.  I took the opportunity to drop by and listen to the concert shared by the students in the afternoon.  There were some fine exemplars of chamber work shared and the students and staff are to be congratulated for their efforts.

Many thanks to Mrs Duncan for organising this session for the students.

Gala Concert Dates
During week 9, our Gala Concert evenings will be convened.  On Tuesday 6th September, we will be sharing performances both outside on the Middle School Terraces, and indoors in Hanrahan Theatre.  Thursday’s concert, 8th September, will be convened entirely in Hanrahan Theatre.

Gig sheets and performance information has been distributed to families this week.  Please contact the music office if you have not received this via email.  Year 5 beginner ensembles are not performing at this concert.

Audition Materials
Audition materials have been distributed by Heads of Department to all students in Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Camerata String Orchestra, and Sinfonia String Orchestra.  Audition submissions are due by the end of Week 9 this term.  Please ensure your son has accessed this information and is aware of where his recording is to be submitted to.

Should you have any concerns or queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Music Office on 3394 5691.

Continuing Information and Enrolments
We are in the process of finalising continuing information for the Music Performance Program into 2023.  This information will be distributed to all families of students currently enrolled in the College music program.  We are seeking to finalise enrolments for next year prior to the beginning of Term 4.

This change is coming about to ensure we are able to plan for the new year in advance more effectively.  We are also mindful of ensuring our casual staff are well aware of their employment here at the school before we depart for the Christmas holidays.  We appreciate this is a change in routine; however, we thank you in advance for assisting us through this change in process.

Should your son wish to change his enrolment status for Term 4, or you would like to have your son commence lessons, please contact the Music Office for a change in enrolment form.  We will be more than happy to assist.  Please note – changes in enrolment cannot be made without the receipt of a change to enrolment form.  As such, all fees and charges stand until this document is received.

Key Dates Term 3
As we look ahead across the term, please ensure we pencil the following dates into your diary:

Term 3
7 Sun 28 Aug Live and Wired Festival – Loreto College  (Big Band)
8 Audition Video Submission Deadline
8 Fri 2 Sept Orientation Day – new Year 5, 2023 demonstrations and testing – 8am-1pm
9 2023 Ensembles posted outside Music Office
9 Instrumental Music Assessment Task 3 Due (Year 12 only)
9 6/9 & 8/9 2022 Music Finale Gala Concert Series (all ensembles)
9 Sat 10 Sept Open Basketball in Goold Hall – Pep Band (Padua)
9 Sun 11 Sept St Catherine’s School Fete (Big Band)
10 Mon 12 Sept 2023 Enrolments due for Year 5
10 Mon 12 Sept Wieneke Music Bursary Entries Due
10 Tues 13 Sept Year 5 Gala Concert & Information Session (lesson 1 – Morning Tea)
10 Mon 12 Sept Music Support Group meeting – 7:30pm
Holidays

Villanova Camp Chairs and Wildcat Coolers
Our fantastic Music Support Group have organised an innovative fundraiser for Villanova College.  You may have heard the buzz about our Villanova Camp Chairs and Wildcat Coolers…  the MUST HAVE items for the beach/cricket/park/fishing/barbecue/etc. this Summer!

Villanova Branded Camp Chairs – $35; Wildcat Coolers – $30

All items can be purchased via Trybooking through the following link:  https://www.trybooking.com/BMEML

Purchases can be collected from the Music Office and all profits go to the Music Support Group.

Entertainment Publications Memberships
Entertainment memberships are one of the Music Support Groups main fund-raisers.  Just click on the link below to purchase a membership and obtain ongoing special deals throughout the year.

www.entbook.com.au/22002q9

Thank you all for your ongoing support of Music at Villanova College.

Mr Michael Jones, Director of Music

 

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Parent Information

Bridge to Brisbane
Each year our student leaders commit to running and fundraising at the Bridge to Brisbane to support future Villanovans through the Terry Hendle Bursary. This year more than 20 of our Year 11 and Year 12 student leadership will each run 10km this Sunday 28 August to help raise more than $10,000 for the bursary.

Donate to Team Ms Want & Fr Saldie

Or

Donate to Team Mr Pascoe & Fr Pete

Father’s Day Stall   It’s On Again!
YAYM and VSC (Young Augustinian Youth Ministry and the Villanova Student Council) invite fellow Villanovans to visit the 2022 Fathers’ Day Stall!
There is a great selection of high-quality gifts available to purchase.  All are beautifully wrapped and include a gift card.

Prices are $5, $10 and $20, and there is something for everyone. This stall is dedicated to helping males in our community, particularly those experiencing mental health, both here and in the Philippines.

Proceeds will be shared between AFAS and the You Are Not Alone Campaign.
The stall will be open for the JUNIOR SCHOOL at FIRST BREAKS on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August (venue to be advised),
and for MIDDLE and SENIOR SCHOOLS on Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September at FIRST BREAKS in the RE CENTRE.

To all Fathers, Grandfathers and Godfathers, we wish you a wonderful Father’s Day on Sunday 4 September.

‘The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.’ ~ Proverbs 20:7

-Kath Underhill, Nicole Jones and the caring Ministry students

Deceased Villanovans Mass
Sunday 11 September
10am
Villanova College Chapel
Villanova College, 24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo

If you would like to attend, please email: jmullan@vnc.qld.edu.au

Business and Mentoring Breakfast
Thursday 15 September
7am – 9am
Goold Hall
Villanova College, 24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo

The Mentoring and Business Breakfast provides local businesses and partners the opportunity to network, collaborate and inspire our
Year 12 students as they prepare for life after graduation.

All businesses and professionals are encouraged to express their interest in attending the breakfast by emailing Jordan Mullan foundation@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mother of Villanova Old Boys Function
Saturday 8 October
2pm – 5pm
Cassiciacum Gardens
Villanova College, 24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo
Tickets will be available online next week, stay tuned for updates

Mr Jordan Mullan, Community Engagement and Foundation Manager

ALINTA UNIFORM SHOP
For notices and the latest information on Alinta Uniform Shop stock levels visit the Alinta website: Homepage | Alinta Apparel

TUCKSHOP
View the 2022 Tuckshop menu and price list here: Menu-and-Prices2022-1.pdf (vnc.qld.edu.au)

New Tuckshop Volunteers – We Need You
We are putting a call out to all parents who have ever considered volunteering at the Villanova College Tuckshop – NOW IS THE TIME!
The Tuckshop is a modern, commercial area of the College that provides an affordable and nourishing breakfast, morning tea and lunch service for the boys. Breakfast preparations begin from 7.00am and morning tea and lunch preparations beginning at 8.30am with the day concluding at 1.30pm.

We run a self-service system, with a diverse menu consisting of both freshly prepared and pre-packaged items.
The Tuckshop is managed by a paid convenor but could not exist without its dedicated volunteer helpers. We welcome help from Mums, Dads, grandparents, other caregivers, friends, etc.

You would be rostered on one day every four weeks generally from 8.30am to 1.30 pm but for those of you who can accommodate or prefer an earlier start and/or finish, you can be rostered on the breakfast shift from 7.00am.

Even if you can only give just an hour or two – we can make use of any time you are able to give us. Our helpers are provided with a cuppa and cake for morning tea, a delicious lunch, lots of laughs and an opportunity to see their sons in their school environment.

If you are a little nervous about volunteering alone, why not join with a friend! Current volunteers have mentioned the following reasons as to why they enjoy working at the Tuckshop:

  • it helps our boys and the College community
  • it is great opportunity to meet other parents and chat to others with similar interests
  • boys enjoy seeing their parents at school (even though they will not always admit it)
  • it is a chance to get to meet your son’s friends and their teachers
  • it is a great way to seek advice from parents who have “been there, done that”
  • it is a lot of funPlease consider volunteering. WE NEED YOU!
    Please refer to the College website – https://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/our-college/volunteer/
    or email Dot Blair – tuckshop@vnc.qld.edu.au for further details.

Dot Blair, Tuckshop Convenor

CSPA 2022 PARENT SURVEY ON STUDENT WELLBEING AND LEARNING
Have your say on what matters regarding the wellbeing and learning of your child.
For example, has COVID or your partnership with the school affected your child’s wellbeing and learning?
If you are a parent or carer with a child in a Catholic school, CSPA would love to hear from you.

Click on the survey link and share your feedback to assist CSPA in reporting to the Federal Government and Catholic education.
Your feedback will remain anonymous. Click here for CSPA Parent Survey

VILLANOVA COLLEGE BUSINESS DIRECTORY 
Calling current parents, Old Boys and past parents — promote your business or service to members of the Villa community for free with the Villanova College Business Directory. List your business today for free via the link: https://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/our-college/villanova-business-directory/

Questions can be directed to foundation@vnc.qld.edu.au

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