Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
The safety fence erected at the front entrance of the College in Sixth Avenue marks an exclusion zone while we investigate the stability of the retaining wall. The wall erected some sixty years ago has moved over time. The trees planted behind the wall will be removed over the coming days and further investigation of the foundations will determine the best course of action to remediate the problem. Extra staff have been placed on supervision in the area to control students moving to buses in the afternoon. Over the coming weeks the area will remain closed to ensure the safety of all persons accessing the footpath outside the College.
End of Semester Reports and Parent-Teacher Conferences
Many years ago, report cards arrived in the mail usually during the holidays. As a child, I knew there was going to be that time when I was called into the kitchen to read my report and discuss my results with mum and dad. Today reports are no longer printed and mailed home. End of Semester One Reports will be available through the Parent Portal to all families by Monday 26 June. Parents will be able to access the grades for the subjects studied and the comments from teachers. It is also very important your son is aware of these grades and comments. Over the holiday break students expect that talk to discuss their academic grades and progress over the past six months.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in Goold Hall on Tuesday 11 July from 9.00 am through until 8.00 pm. Information for booking conference times has been distributed to families. It is important families follow the steps involved in the booking process carefully and confirm their conference times by printing out the schedule. We certainly welcome students to attend the conferences with their parents (in full academic uniform), to be involved in the conference and to have input into this process.
We keep in our prayers members of our community who are battling illness at this time especially Fr Joe Walsh OSA and Mr Charlie Fisher.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, Principal