Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Next week is an exciting occasion for our community as we open Villanova College to welcome the many students, family members and spectators to the 2017 Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF). We are expecting over 13,000 musicians to perform over the four days of the Festival. We will need an army of volunteers to assist with cooking, welcoming, recording, selling tickets etc. during the Festival. If you are able to assist in any small way, please visit the volunteering portal at https://www.qcmfvolunteering.com or contact Janette Henderson, QCMF Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our responsibility to ensure we provide a warm welcome and a well-conducted event, as host College. The Music Supporters Group, chaired by Mrs Stephanie Carlson have been working tirelessly with the support of the Music Department to be ready for the QCMF. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Queensland Core Skills Test
This week our Year 12 OP-Eligible students attended a full “dress rehearsal” of the upcoming Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS). Students will sit the test on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August. Over these two days, students will complete the Writing Task, Multiple Choice Papers I and II and the Short Response Paper. It is important our students understand the significance of the test, which is used to scale the school results achieved by the students who study each subject. Villanova College students can be confident in completing the test to the best of their ability, as they have been well prepared.
First V Basketball Games
The past two home games have been fiercely contested matches with only a basket separating the teams. The support and number of spectators has been pleasing to see. In the excitement of supporting our team, we must always remember good sportsmanship. At home games, Villanova College is the host school and we welcome all visitors to Goold Hall. As a reminder of the College’s expectations for all or our community, I have included an extract from the AIC Code of Conduct below:
AIC CODE OF CONDUCT (extract)
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 players 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.
- 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, it is to be encouraged. However, negative barracking against another school is not acceptable, and should be discouraged.
- If parents are concerned about a player’s behaviour, whether during the match or after a match, it is important the matter is raised with our College staff who will deal appropriately with the matter. It is not acceptable to berate a visiting student publicly.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, Principal