Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Mission Week will be held in the coming week commencing with a special liturgy to be held tomorrow, Friday 27 August. Mission Week is a time when our community focuses on the needs of people who are often the most disadvantaged.
Villanova College has supported four Augustinian communities in the Philippines for almost 30 years. Our support has provided funds for scholarships for students to attend school and receive an education. In addition, our funds have also supported the feeding program in Cebu for the poor children and families who gather in the cities looking for work. Through our strong relationships with these communities built over time we can be confident our funds are being gratefully received and put to good use.
This Friday our Year 10 students will be cooking the sausage sizzle and for a donation of $6.00 (payable on Parent Lounge), students will receive a sausage on bread with onions, a soft drink and a pack of chips- what a great deal!
In the Dare to Donate I have accepted the challenge of wearing the Wildcat suit for the day. I am hoping the students will get behind this initiative and donate lots of money to see me dressed in the Wildcat suit. I am hoping it will be a cool day as I am told it is very hot in the suit!
We have set the target of raising $10,000 or more to continue our support of the communities in the Philippines. Each family plays a key part in the fund-raising through Red Candle Week. I encourage you as a family to come together at dinner time to light the candle and say the prayers as we who have been given much keep in our prayers those who have so little. Please click here for the Red Candle Family Program which will be coming home with your eldest son and a candle tomorrow.
The 2021 Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) was held without the usual fanfare and huge crowds. Few people outside the music students and families would have been aware of the festival occurring online. Despite the lack of an audience, our students performed extremely well, and we can be proud of their achievements in their performances during the festival.
Over the four days of the festival, 22 ensembles performed and Villanova College was awarded 14 Gold, seven Silver and one bronze certificate.
Congratulations to the following ensembles and choirs for winning a Gold Certificate.
|Symphonic Band||Year 5 String Orchestra|
|Guitar Ensemble 1||Camerata String Orchestra|
|Guitar Ensemble 2||Supernovans (Choir)|
|Junior School Wind Band||Chamber Brass|
|Wind Ensemble||Irish Band 1|
|Year 5 Grainger Band||Liturgy Band|
|Sinfonia String Orchestra||Year 5 Holst Band|
My thanks to our Music staff and Director of Music, Mr Michael Jones for their work with our students and organisation of the Festival.
We keep in our prayers the family of Mr Justin Musumeci following the recent death of Justin’s father, Sam (Salvatore).
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Long Service Leave
For the remainder of the term, I will be taking Long Service Leave, returning to the College on Monday 27 September. In my absence Mr Steven Bremner, Deputy Principal will be Acting Principal.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, 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.