Principal's Welcome

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.

PRAYERS

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

God bless

Mr Mark Stower, Principal

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Head of Junior School

Grandparents Day is upon us next Tuesday, beginning in the Hanrahan Theatre at 8.45am.  We open our Year 5 doors to show our favourite Nona’s, Yaya’s and Pops just how proud we are of our achievements to date.  It’s also an incredible opportunity for grandparents and special guests to see the places and faces that we talk about so often.

Grandparents are the wisest people on the planet.  They have lived a life that has taught them the gifts of patience, a never-ending supply of cuddles and that ice-cream is perfectly acceptable even when the cauliflower is not eaten at dinner.  Grandparents understand the value of what really matters in life, relationships.  They are not driven by timetables, yet they have the strongest of morals and habits that exude the best manners and sense of fun.

My grandparents have all passed away but the memories in my mind are very clear.  My father’s parents shared their incredible story of leaving Russia in the middle of the night, with children in tow, to make a better life for their family.  After residing temporarily in China and crossing rivers whilst strangers hid the children on trains, the Rouhliadeffs made it to Tasmania.

Zoia was proud of her heritage and celebrated every kind of Russian delicacy, including pulmeni (dumplings) which we still make as a family today.  The tough experiences of her upbringing meant she was resourceful in every way, including never wasting food, clothing or money.  She was all of four feet high, but she was as determined and opinionated as she was loving and desperate to see her great grandchildren.

Nicholiavic was nearly 6 feet tall and proud of the opportunities that Australia brought his family.  He worked very hard to learn English and in the evenings and on weekends he tended his garden and raced homing pigeons.  He was thrilled when our sons were born and knew that the “Rouhliadeff” name would continue on.

My mother’s parents were devout Baptists who had eight children.  They were of English heritage and had strong family values of meals together and church every Sunday.  Gardening was my grandfather’s favourite past-time and his roses were proof that miracles exist on earth.  My grandmother dreamed of overseas travel her entire life and finally bought a ticket when she was in her 80s and went to London, on her own, where she lived the most peaceful four weeks sipping tea, visiting the sights and reading.  Both of these grandparents only ever wanted the family to come together so they could watch history repeat itself through the generations, as well as to hear all the noise and chaos that comes with over 16 children and 20 great-grandchildren.

Our grandparents marvel at what luxuries we have today.  Our ability to be a part of Villanova College is a privilege, and the opportunities available in the buildings, people and tasks are gifts experienced every day. They will see their grandsons dressed smartly, smiling and introducing teachers and friends, showing a sense of belonging and pride in a community that strives to protect and nurture them.  They will see books full of ideas and interpretations that span subjects and concepts they never had “back in our day”.

Our past is so important to our future.  Our grandparents are why we are here.  They know every story about our parents and they thrive in revealing such fantastic bits of information at the right time.  Grandparents keep us grounded, centred and help us to enjoy the present.  We look forward to sharing our community next week with such incredible people.  I, for one, am thrilled to see the curried egg and lettuce sandwiches on the morning tea menu.  I thank in advance the mums who are bringing my favourite filling, I will be the taste tester for as many versions as I can find!

Mr Stephen Rouhliadeff, Head of Junior School

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Head of Middle School

It is wonderful to be back after a refreshing stint of Long Service Leave. Thank you to Pete Simpson for flying the flag in my absence, ably assisted by Ben Lynam, Matt McGrath and Vicki Lamb. Family time is such a precious thing, particularly as your children grow, so it was particularly enjoyable for me to have had this opportunity to spend time with them.

In the fast-paced lives we live, so much happens in six weeks. My ‘well-timed’ LSL meant I missed a number of key moments here at the College, including last week’s NAPLAN. From all reports, the Year 7 and 9 students approached this testing with a great attitude and I commend them for all for this.

Returning to the College this week, having not seen the Middle School boys for such a time, reminded me of the steep developmental journey that these young men are on. The day to day interactions for both parents and teachers often makes it hard to track and appreciate the changes that occur, however, it was noticeably obvious to me this week, especially as I came across a couple of students whom I’m sure were shorter than me before I went away!

As we know, adolescence is a time of many changes, both hormonally and cognitively. This week, I’ve been reminded of the great variety of changes that occur. Some young men have undoubtedly grown in maturity; others have regressed. Many have noticeably developed in height, weight, body hair, body odour, etc. For some this has meant expanding or changing their friendship group, or showing a greater conformity to expectations, while others have increased their social experimentation and risk-taking behaviours. This means that some display an increased commitment to studies whilst others display an increased distraction from their studies.

The adolescent journey is rarely a time of stability as these physical and cognitive changes take hold and shake their once comfortable world. The one constant in their lives must always be the support that parents and teachers provide. This should include an understanding of adolescent development, a sensitivity to the emotional consequences of this development and clear and firm boundaries and expectations.

All the best to the Year 9 students for their camp next week, and thank you to the staff who have volunteered to support this sometimes challenging, but always rewarding rural camping experience.

Mr Greg O’Neill, Head of Middle School

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Head of Senior School

As we enter the mid-point of this second term, it is important that all Senior School students recognise the importance of reflecting upon whether the advice and feedback provided to them by their teachers (through both the mid-term report and parent-teacher conferences) has been enacted upon to improve approaches to study and ultimately academic performance. Given the workload demands associated with the rigour of senior studies, students need to be conscious of sustaining energy and focus to perform at their best. One critical factor pertaining to this is the value of sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers require eight to ten hours of sleep a night to function at optimum levels. The reality of a Senior School student’s experience, however, makes this sleep target quite difficult. The impact of sleep-deprivation though is quite alarming. Not only do sleep deprived teens perform more poorly academically, they are more likely to exhibit risk-taking behaviours, moodiness, aggression and poor-decision making.

The website www.helpguide.org provides students and parents with practical tips for getting a good night’s sleep. They recommend the following:

  1. Make sleep a priority
  2. Avoid foods and beverages that may interfere with your sleep (especially caffeine)
  3. Avoid physical exercise late at night
  4. Limit electronic devices in the bedroom – light exposure from mobile phones and computers cues the brain to stay awake
  5. Have a regular routine in place – consistent bedtimes and wake-up times and organise everything for school the next day (uniform etc…) the night before.

Students Driving Protocols

A reminder to Year 12 students who intend to drive to school and/or transport fellow student passengers, that all parties (driver and passenger) must have all the necessary signed paperwork in place with the Year 12 Pastoral Area Leader, Mr Rolls. This paperwork is available on the Year 12 Moodle coursework page.

‘Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night’ William Blake

Mr Matt Levander, Head of Senior School

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Curriculum

Year 10 Careers

During Form meetings this term, the Year 10 cohort has been working through a range of activities designed to explore possible career options over the next five years of their lives. Students have engaged with two web-based programs to identify their preferred interests towards particular career pathways. Parents are encouraged to talk to their son about these activities and to ask to see what the programs have suggested.

These programs are only tools to guide students towards areas that they may not have previously considered and to help them to begin considering what type of career they may wish to plan for in the future. Ultimately, the process will feed into particular courses or work options to enable students to choose their subjects and pathways into Years 11 and 12.

This is a necessarily lengthy process, however we will keep parents informed of processes regarding the Queensland Certificate of Education in future Villa View’s and at subject selection nights, the details of which will be advertised over the coming weeks.  Parents are encouraged to talk about what work students have been led through during Form Meetings and converse with them about what areas of study they enjoy and how this may feed into particular career pathways. Ask your son to log into the programs and see what their responses currently reveal. It may an illuminating process and will certainly be a good conversation starter!

Year 12 QCS Practice

Yesterday, those students who intend to sit the Queensland Core Skills test sat a practice Short Response Item test. This test is one of four tests students will complete as part of the Core Skills Tests and has culminated a seven-week rotational program targeting particular areas for improvement in this test.

Staff and Year 11 parents collaboratively marked these tests yesterday afternoon and I wish to thank those parents who gave freely of their time and energy to assist with this marking. This marking exercise is a sound way for Year 11 parents to gain some understanding of the tests their son will complete next year. Year 12 students will receive the feedback from the SRI paper early next week.

Mr Paul Mead, Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning

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Ministry

“Let the church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven” – Pope Francis

With the term approaching its mid-point, many students are under the pressure of exams and assessment, but there is always time for pause and networking among peers. One such opportunity was the Queensland Catholic Powerhouse of Leaders Day, an annual event focused on bringing together student leadership teams from Catholic schools across the state to discuss and brainstorm together.

On Monday, seven Year 12 students enjoyed a remarkable day of engagement and community interaction.  The encouragement we received will certainly ensure another successful year of student leadership.

Our annual Mission Day is fast approaching.  June 2 will be a day of laughter, community and love for our Filipino brothers and sisters across the ocean. The day aims to raise as much money as possible to support student scholarship programs and the construction of certain community support buildings such as a drying shed built on a previous AFAS exchange.

A parade of stalls and activities await students and teachers alike, each operated by Pastoral groups to solidify our sense of community. Parents can support this day by encouraging your son to participate as much as they can, be it giving five minutes of their time to stall management or engaging in activities hosted by Ministry groups. Overall, the expectations are high for this year’s Missions Day – may it be successful and prosperous.

Fabrice Ragoo, Ministry Captain

 

Fabrice Ragoo at Powerhouse of Leaders Day

Pope Francis also urges young people to get off the couch, lace up their boots and exercise the ‘power to go.’ Power to go was the apt theme for the Powerhouse of Leaders Day on Monday, attended by Fabrice and six other Year 12 students. In a day of lively interactions with other students, we sat near contingents from Kingaroy and Hervey Bay, Archbishop Mark Coleridge explained that we also get “power to go” by taking time for prayer and reflection.

The final guest on the day was Fr Rob Galea, a priest from Victoria who auditioned and performed well on The X Factor in 2015. His story about daring to act upon your secret hopes, even when it is frightening was well received. I am sure we will see students letting their light shine in both the Talent Quest on Thursday, 25 May at 6 pm at Loreto College and Mission Day.

Daniel Duskovic (Year 12) has led the Mission Day preparations with great dedication and he will be sending a personal letter to all parents about ways they can become involved. One way is through support of the raffle.  If you personally wish to buy tickets then they will be available at College Reception from the start of next week. The prizes, most donated by the P and F Association are:

  • A signed pair of bright blue Anthony Mundine boxing gloves
  • A signed Brisbane Lions match jersey
  • A State of Origin Qld jersey
  • Two x JB Hi Fi $100 vouchers
  • A chocolate tray (worth $50)

All families are warmly encouraged to be part of Mission Day by joining in with lighting of a red candle and saying a special prayer during the week of Mission Day (Mission Week). The red candles will come home via your son at the end of Week 7 and you will be invited on Term 3 school fees to pay a $5 fee to support AFAS. A busy team of students is packing the candles this week, under the leadership of College Chaplain, Fr Peter Wieneke.

On Tuesday evening, Fr Pete and staff member Mr Pat Atkinson accompanied seven students to the San Sisto Social Justice Evening, which this year focused on asylum seekers. The evening allowed time to discuss the issue, through watching the film Chasing Asylum.

Mr John Holroyd, Vice Principal – Ministry, Mission and Evangelisation

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Sport

Tomorrow, the Villanova Sports Club will conduct the annual Sports Luncheon in the Legends Room at the ‘Gabba Cricket Ground. The organising committee has gone to great lengths to secure quality guest speakers as well as many prizes. This event is a great opportunity for our community to get together, have a few laughs and enjoy a lunch with friends.   At this stage, around 320 seats have been sold, which is approximately 140 more tickets than last year’s event. More seats at this luncheon converts to more money and more resources for our students. Thanks to all those who are attending, I am sure you will have a great time!

All proceeds from this event are directed towards major projects that assist various sporting areas across the College. Recent projects include the installation of the cricket nets at Villa Park, as well as the newly refurbished outside multi-courts at the College, which are used by our basketball, volleyball and PE programs. The next project for discussion will I hope be the construction of a new track and field facility at Villanova Park in readiness for next year’s AIC track and field season. This will include tartan long and triple jump pits, a tartan high jump fan plus shot and discus circles.

Another annual Sports Club fundraiser is the Mega-Raffle. Only 200 tickets will be sold with a chance to win $10 000. Buy a ticket individually or form a syndicate, perhaps with your son’s football or rugby team and then cross your fingers for the draw on the day of Round 7 against Marist College Ashgrove at Villanova Park. Further details regarding the Mega-Raffle can be found under Community Update of this newsletter.  With only 40 tickets still available, be sure to purchase a ticket for your chance to win.

Overall, I was very pleased with the results posted by the boys on the weekend. Although not every team won, most of our teams across the College performed extremely well and we took out the day overall in both rugby and football against St Edmund’s College.

Villanova is fortunate to have many coaches on board who are willing and eager to see our boys participate, develop and enjoy their rugby and football. The College has in place many initiatives ranging from development squads, strength and conditioning programs, rugby and football coaching by highly qualified coaches as well as a bi-annual New Zealand Rugby Tour and now a Japan Football Tour.  Opportunities exist in our program for boys to be equipped with the necessary skills and conditioning to do well. The boys must now take these opportunities and play with required grit and determination each week. All we ask is that the boys try their best during training and on game day,   with a strong sense of pride and commitment.

Again, I thank all involved over the weekend at the various sports grounds. The College is supportive of those who are prepared to assist our students by taking on various coaching, managerial and official roles within the Sports Program. Care and concern for our students ensures we do our best to produce good men with integrity and values, including our efforts on the sports field.

I must commend all coaches (and parents) who have insisted that their team chant the school war and ensures that they are able to stay after the game to form a run on tunnel for the next Villanova team who take to the field. School spirit and pride is so important for a variety of different reasons. Please support and encourage your son to be involved in activities such as these.  The benefits of this type of behavior will pay dividends to your son’s overall worth as a valued and proud member of our College.

The number of boys (dressed in academic uniform) who were able to stay behind at St Edmond’s to watch the first teams was outstanding. This could not have happened without parental support of the College’s expectations. Thank you parents!

This weekend will see Villanova up against Padua College. I ask all boys to stand up and give their best. Enjoy!

Round 4 AIC Chess, Rugby and Football Fixtures, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May – Times and Venues

All times and venues for this weekend’s fixtures against Padua College are available on the College’s website.

Sports Club – Canteen Roster

On behalf of the Sports Club, we would like to thank all those who have been kind enough to assist in the canteens.   This weekend Villanova will host the majority of Year 9 – 12 games at Villanova Park. Please see the canteen roster below:

AIC Rugby

Villanova enjoyed a great weekend of results against St Edmund’s College. Overall, we had 11 wins, one draw and five losses. The First XV went down in a close game, which they could have easily won, as was the case with our first three games. However, it was pleasing to see the boys stand up and be counted on the field.  I am extremely proud of these boys; their efforts and attitude remain a fine example to all other rugby teams throughout the College.

It was great to see George Smith (current Qld Reds rugby player, Wallaby great and now a Villanova dad) offer his time to run a rugby training session with the boys at Villanova Park on Monday.  Being one of the best loose forwards Australia has produced, it certainly was a privilege for the coaches and boys to learn from George, who ran the training session and was very much hands on with the boys. I am hoping Padua will feel the effects of this training session this weekend. Thanks George!

AIC Football

From the 30 games played over the weekend Villa won 23, drew four and lost eight. It was again a pity that the First XI were unable to finish off their game with a win.  The boys started strongly and looked the better team, however after an unlucky penalty the boys lowered their heads and enabled the opposition to score again. I am sure this talented team will dust off and aim up again for this weekend. Best wishes to all teams!

AIC Chess – Mrs Sally England, AIC Chess Co-ordinator

Another successful night of competition for Villanova was held again last Friday at St Edmunds.  As Eddies does not have a Junior School, the team was smaller but still very focused and enthusiastic.  The first round was very close but the boys rallied around, dug in and came out successfully winning the round. Congratulations to all teams.  I am sure a win for the Senior B team is not too far away, as they have been so close each week.

This week we play at home and Padua is bringing their C teams for each level, so all boys are welcome to play. Spectators are also welcome.  As usual, practice is again available every day at morning tea in Goold Hall and Wednesday and Friday morning at 7.30 with the coach. Championship rounds will also begin this week. Good luck to all players against Padua College.

 

 

Villanova Cross Country 

AIC Cross Country Camp:  All AIC squad members should receive an ‘AIC Cross Country Camp Expression of Interest Form’ by the end of this week. If not, please download one from the College’s website under the AIC Cross Country section. At this stage, we have only booked limited accommodation for the up-coming camp, which will be held during the last week of this term. Please return your form to the Sports Office indicating your intention as soon as possible.  The more we have the better we perform!

  AIC Cross Country Program:  A complete program for the AIC season is now posted on the web, which outlines the dates of all lead-up meet etc. Please continue to use the website to access all the latest information.

AIC Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Training has now commenced and will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6.45am. The invitation to join is open to all, although I do hope those who have been targeted will take up the challenge. It is a privilege to wear the Villanova singlet and represent our College on the day of the championship. Good luck to all! 

AIC Cross Country Training Year 5 and Year 6

Training is open to all interested students who can commit to training on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Please speak with Mr Matt Conlan or Mr Tom Lonergan if there is a clash with other training. The boys are to meet Mr Conlan outside Goold Hall, who will then walk the squad down to training.

AIC Basketball Trials Years 5 and 6

Students who wish to trial for an AIC basketball team in Year 5 or 6, began their trials last Friday during class sport time. These trials will continue until the end of the term when 36 boys will be selected to represent Villanova in the Term 3 basketball competition.  Eight boys will be selected in each of the A and B teams, while the C and D teams will carry 10 players each. Competition for Year 5 and 6 AIC basketball is played on Friday afternoons at either 4.00pm or 4.45pm. Boys still playing club football or rugby generally make it back for training but they may be a little late for a 6pm start. Parents may be asked to transport students to away venues on Fridays and may need to car pool.

At this stage, we have about 90 boys in both Year 5 and 6 trialling. Unfortunately this will mean quite a few boys will miss out on selection,  so an internal competition will run during class Sport in Term 3 to allow those students unsuccessful in making a team to upskill themselves and learn how to better play the game, if they choose to participate.

All successful students will be required to purchase the basketball shorts by the end of the term. All singlets will be distributed on a hire basis.

Trimester 3 Sign-On Forms

Trimester 3 Sign-On forms will be available next week for any student from Year 5 – 12 wishing to participate in AIC basketball, tennis and track and field next term.

An electronic copy will be placed on the College website within the ‘Locker Room’ section on Monday. Students must complete this form to register their interest.

Representative Sport

Rhys Lanskey has been selected as one of four competitors from Queensland for the Tetrathlon Team. Rhys will represent Queensland at the PCA National Championships in Toowoomba from 18 September to 22 September after winning both qualifying competitions for the event at Gatton and Burpengary. The competition includes swimming, running, pistol shooting and show jumping. A fantastic achievement, well done Rhys!

Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport

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Music

Three weeks to Debut Concerts

You may recall in last week’s Villa View my discussion regarding the importance of attendance at rehearsals and lessons.  As per the College calendar, we are drawing ever closer to our series of debut concerts.  Whilst I acknowledge that assessment matters are a priority within the life of the College, I also appreciate that rehearsal is part of routine and by enrolling in the Music program students and families have made a commitment to all students involved.  Please ensure we do our best to fit our priorities around our commitments over the period leading up to our concerts and the QCMF.  It would be a shame to let our team down due to lack of preparation.  Should you wish to discuss this matter with me further, please contact me through the Music Office on 3394 5691.

Our schedule for the concerts is being finalised this week.  Students will receive a note through their rehearsals next week.  Please ensure you check the details, place them on the calendar, and return the slip with your son to their next rehearsal.

Grandparents’ Morning Tea Concert

For planning and clarification, our Year 5 ensembles will be performing at the Grandparents’ Morning Tea next Tuesday morning.  All rehearsals will run as per usual this coming Tuesday morning.  We would like all Year 5 students who play in Year 6 ensembles to attend rehearsal on Tuesday morning only – you may have Wednesday morning off.  Students are to wear their academic uniform, not their performance uniform for this event.

We look forward to seeing the whole team before school next Tuesday and excitedly await the wonderful show we will provide for our Grandparents!

Performance Uniforms

As per last week, students will require the following uniforms for next month’s concert series:

All Year 5 musicians are required to wear:

  • grey shorts;
  • formal white shirt (available from the College Uniform Shop);
  • long Villanova school socks;
  • school tie;
  • black leather belt; and,
  • polished black school shoes.

The following table outlines uniform requirements for the remainder of our ensembles:

Formal Performance Uniform:

  • Long black dress pants (no colours, pin stripes, casual pockets, etc.)
  • Black leather belt
  • Polished black leather shoes
  • Black socks
  • White, long-sleeved cotton-blend dress shirt (no stripes/patterns)
  • College tie (ensure appropriate length)
The following ensembles require this uniform:

  • Year 6 Band and String Ensemble
  • Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band
  • Strings Consort, String Sinfonia
  • JS Choir (Year 6 vocalists only), Villavoce (MS Choir), Senior School Choir
  • Clarinet Choir, Flute Crew, Brass Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble 2
  • Irish Ensemble 2
Concert Blacks:

  • Long black dress pants (as above)
  • Black leather belt
  • Polished black leather shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved Microfibre dress shirt (no stripes/patterns)
The following ensembles require this uniform:

  • Big Band, Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble 1 and 2
  • Percussion Ensemble 1
Irish Ensemble Uniform:

  • Kilt, belt and Sporran (hired through College)
  • White, long-sleeved cotton-blend dress shirt (no stripes/patterns)
  • College Tie (ensure appropriate length)
  • Celtic dress socks (purchase through uniform shop)
  • Black polo shirt (plain – no patterns)
The following ensembles require this uniform:

  • Irish Ensemble 1

All uniform items can be sourced through the College Uniform Shop or external clothing retailers.

For further information regarding uniforms for ensembles at Villanova College, please contact the Music Office on 3394 5691 or music@vnc.qld.edu.au

Entertainment Books

Our Entertainment Book pre-sales drive has concluded.  For those Year 5 and 6 students who still have their unsold book at home, we request these be returned as soon as possible.  Should you still wish to purchase an Entertainment Book, please visit the Music Office or phone Mrs Schrauf on 3394 5691.  Should you wish to purchase a smartphone app version of the book, this may be done online by visiting www.entbook.com.au/22002q9.

If you have already purchased a book, we ask that these be collected from the Music Office as soon as possible.

Date Claimers

We now look ahead to August with our currently scheduled events.  Please ensure these are marked in your diaries:

Term 2:

Monday 5 June Music Supporter’s Group Meeting and QCMF Planning meeting – 7:30pm in Music Classroom, level 1 of Augustine Centre
6, 7 and 8 June  Debut Concert Series.  All ensembles will be involved once over these nights.  Schedule to be confirmed shortly.
Sunday 18 June Big Band performance at St Catherine’s School, Wishart Fete
Irish Ensemble 1 performance at St James’ School International Fair.
19-23 June  Rockhampton Diocesan Music Camp Tour (MS students)
26 June – 2 July  Rhapsody Rotorua Tour (SS students)

Term 3:

Monday 10 July (Staff Day) Symphonic Band workshop at Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School 2 – 5pm. Concert at 6pm
Monday 17 July Music Supporter’s Group Meeting and QCMF Planning meeting – 7:30pm in Music Classroom, level 1 of Augustine Centre
Thursday 20 July Wind Ensemble and Concert Band workshop at Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School. 3:30-5:30pm. Concert at 6pm.
Monday 7 August Music Supporter’s Group Meeting and QCMF Planning meeting – 7:30pm in Music Classroom, level 1 of Augustine Centre
Tuesday 8 August and Thursday 10 August QCMF Preparation Concerts. All ensembles will be required to perform once over these evenings.
Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 August Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival hosted by Villanova College. Students will be required to volunteer for a short period over the weekend. All ensembles will perform once.

Mr Michael Jones, Director of Music

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Parent Information

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP

With QCMF fast approaching – don’t forget the Second Hand Uniform Shop stocks a range of Music uniforms too, including long sleeved white shirts, black dress trousers and black long sleeved shirts.

Come and see us any Thursday between 7.45am and 9.15am!

Ms Maree Erikson, Second Hand Uniform Shop Convenor

 

Loreto College Interact Dance

Loreto College Interact Dance for Years 7 to 9 students will be held on Friday, 26 May from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Carina PCYC, 27 Narracott Street, Carindale.

Upon entry students are required to show ID and $12 entry free is applicable.  The theme for this year’s Dance is “Neon”.

 

LIBRARY ROSTER

Tuesday 23rd May

Cristina Palacios

Wednesday 24th May

Maria Perez, Anita Murnane

Thursday 25th May

Celcilia Pavilion

Friday 26th May

Jaclyn O’Shea, Anna Egert

 

TUCKSHOP ROSTER

Monday 22nd May

Michelle Dixon, Alicia Maunsell, Jody Fazldeen, Kyle-Ann Walsh, Michelle Lewis, Leah Coogans, Jude Johannesen

Tuesday 23rd May

Kate Hartley, Jo Phillips, Lisa Meredith, Sally Wearne, Jilane Anderson, Deanne Perrier, Debbie McWilliam, Nicole Binney, Victoria Lenton, Nicky Rosso

Wednesday 24th May

Lisa Prendergast, Jayne Solomon, Lisa Moroney, Clare Godwin, Jean Egan, Monica Curtis, Annette Siebel

Thursday 25th May

Silvana Abraham, Christy Grigson, Wendy Wallis, Tracey Wells, Diana McGregor, Luisa Pigozzo-Brown, Janine Pugh, Natalie Beare, Maria Horton, Suzanne Littleton

Friday 26th May

Andrea Seymour, Lesley Stevens, Heather Cormack, Amanda Robinson – Ilka, Meeta Lal, Melissa Paterson, Louise Bukowski, Rachel Zanatta, Amy Nolan, Bridget Manning, Vicki Rossi, Patricia Tanks (Giannino), Irene McCarthy, Kelly Rigby

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Calendar of Events

Stay up to date with the College events please proceed to the event calendar.

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Community Update

MEGA RAFFLE

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