Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Many parents may not be aware that Queensland Catholic Schools do not receive funding directly from the Commonwealth. Instead, as with systems (government and non-government) across the country, total funding for all schools in a system is received and distributed by the system authority. For Queensland Catholic schools, the system authority is the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. The Commission distributes funding to Catholic School Authorities, including Villanova College, under the Group Funding model approved by the Commission and all Queensland Catholic School Authorities.
The Group Funding Model is the mechanism used by the Commission and all Diocesan Authorities to recognise and address the variety of needs across the 300 plus Catholic schools in Queensland. Schools in small rural towns have very different educational needs to a large secondary school in the city of Brisbane. The Commission through consultation with the Diocesan Authorities and all Catholic Schooling Authorities are in the best position to determine the specific needs of each Catholic school.
AIC CODE OF CONDUCT
Villanova College is a proud member of the AIC Sporting Association and abides by the publicised Code of Conduct for sporting fixtures. It is worth noting that the code also outlines expectations for spectators at sporting fixtures. Detailed below is an extract from the AIC Code of Conduct:
Conduct of Spectators:
- Good play by either side should be acknowledged by spectators in the appropriate manner. This can encourage players and help them to lift their game as the match or contest progresses. Unwise or fanatical barracking can make a player perform foolish actions in his play, or incite him to foul play, which is not to be condoned.
- The Head of College has the legal right to remove any person or persons who do not conform to the acceptable standards of behaviour as laid down by his school.
- Consumption of alcohol by spectators during the conduct of a match or contest is not permitted.
- Referees or umpires are not to be approached by spectators at any time before, during or after a match.
- Cheering and supporting one’s own team is recognised as part of the conduct of the game and, provided this barracking is within the requirements of the By Laws (with respect to athletics and swimming), it is to be encouraged. However, negative barracking against another school is not acceptable, and should be discouraged.
- While the Host School should make every endeavour to provide for the disposal of rubbish, all should make every effort not to litter any parts of the playing fields and/or grounds.
AUGUSTINE: THE WAY (SONGS OF LOVE, LOSS AND LIBERATION)
Tomorrow evening, a very special musical presentation will be held in the Hanrahan Theatre featuring the music of Mr Tony MacPherson and Mr Simon Hyland. The performance will showcase all seventeen tracks from the recently released album, Augustine: The Way (Songs of Love, Loss and Liberation). Bookings for tickets are via the Trybooking system at https://www.trybooking.com/PKRL or https://www.trybooking.com/270853. The evening promises to be a wonderful show and very entertaining. Limited seating is still available.
Please keep in your prayers the family of Mr Darryl Cummins, Grounds Staff, following the recent death of his mother, Mona Joyce Cummins.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen
Mr Mark Stower, Principal