Principal's Welcome

Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
The release of the 2018 NAPLAN results brings forth the annual debate about the validity and usefulness of the NAPLAN Test. The media will capture the arguments from both sides and highlight the division that exists in the community regarding the test.

The NAPLAN Test provides valuable information to both families and schools about the individual performance of each student. This test held in May each year is a point in time test measuring each student’s progress in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The areas tested include; Language Conventions- (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation), Numeracy, Reading and Writing.

The results of the NAPLAN Test are made available to families, so parents can see how their student is progressing in these key four domains. This information is complemented by academic reports families receive from the school to provide a full picture of the student’s progress across the year.

In a similar manner the NAPLAN Test provides standardised results to Villanova College and informs the school about the progress of each cohort or year group of students. In addition, the data is provided for each individual student so additional support can be targeted to those students who are challenged by areas in literacy and numeracy. The NAPLAN Results are complemented by all the additional testing and monitoring that occurs in the College to assist our staff to have a complete academic profile for each student.

The College will report the 2018 NAPLAN Outcomes next week following a thorough and comprehensive review of the data.

Next Tuesday 4 September and Wednesday 5 September, Year 12 students eligible for an Overall Position will sit the Queensland Core Skills Test.

Tuesday 4 September:  AM- WRITING TASK PAPER

Wednesday 5 September:  AM- SHORT RESPONSE ITEM PAPER

The students have undertaken a thorough and comprehensive preparation program over the past eight months. I am confident our students will take into the test room a positive attitude and will tackle the test papers intelligently and with confidence. We wish all our Year 12 students every success over the two days of testing.

This Saturday 1 September, the second Annual Mothers of Villanova Old Boys afternoon function will be held on the Senior School Terraces commencing at 2.00 pm. This occasion is a wonderful opportunity for the mothers of our Old Boys to reunite and catch up. For many mothers, once their son leaves the Villanova College community upon graduation, there is a sense of loss. The good friends who walked the journey of growing and educating young men together and who offered support in times of need often drift away as the busyness of life intrudes. This Saturday is an opportunity to reconnect with good friends.

Tickets are available via  or for further information please contact

Our Year 5 students are excited about the upcoming Father and Son BBQ Breakfast to be held tomorrow.  The boys will be proud to have their dads visit the school and to spend some time together. As Father’s Day is this Sunday 2 September, I wish all fathers a great day with family and loved ones.

St Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.

 Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.

 Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.


God bless

Mr Mark Stower, College Principal

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Head of Junior School

September 2 to September 8 is Child Protection Week in Australia.  It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children are safe.  Our young people should be listened to, respected for their honesty, valued for their opinion and given a safe environment to work and play in.  Adults must commit to doing everything possible so that the supervision and care of our young men meets legal requirements, but above all, makes them feel secure and loved.  There are some simple things we can do in our own community to “Shine the Light,” on how precious our Villanovans are.

We can be vigilant with before and after school care arrangements.  Communication is paramount.  Legal supervision begins each school day at 8am (unless organised training is taking place with a College employee).  Staff are otherwise managing their own families, planning and preparing for class work or attending scheduled Curriculum or Pastoral Meetings.  Any student arriving before 8am is asked to put their bags outside their classroom, and then be seated until the bell rings for play.  Phones should not be used during this time as it is unsupervised use of technology and drains the battery for any important after school texts or calls with parents.  Handball or tiggy is not permitted until 8am as there is no staff member present to manage or assist any potential situation.  Parents who drop off older siblings or have work commitments often need to logistically drop their sons off earlier – we ask that you have a conversation with your son, so that he is aware of what is expected.

After school at Villanova College we are fortunate to offer supervision down on Fifth Avenue until 3.30pm.  This is 30 minutes after the boys are dismissed, allowing for any prior parish school pickups   for younger brothers or sisters to be completed.  It is only in the event of an emergency or unexpected circumstance that Mrs Mascadri may watch over a student until 3.45pm in the Junior School Office.  This is not to be a common practice as staff are often busy with co-curricular and College commitments after school.

With over 350 students in the Junior School, it is not fair nor safe practice to expect individual care without prior consultation.  Please be sure to arrange alternative pick-up plans with other families, make use of the public transport available, or seek after school programs as you see fit.  The Villanova College Tolle Lege Library is not able to cater for Junior School students as they do not meet the age requirement for the type of supervision that is offered.  It is our responsibility to make sure that our students are cared for in the best possible manner.  There have been recent events where children have been wandering around the grounds waiting for 4pm to 4.15pm collections, organised by parents.  It is not advisable that this occurs, especially as it puts the boys in an uncomfortable position when concerned staff may come across them, alone and without an activity to occupy them.  There are many times where staff do coach sporting teams, manage debating/Tournament of the Minds groups and take cohorts for music/vocal lessons outside of school hours.

Child Protection Week is also about reminding us to listen more actively to children.  Being present in conversations (put away the phone), letting the students finish their conversation before we respond, using pauses and paraphrasing to check we understand their message clearly are all suggested ideas from  The key indicator for keeping children safe is listening.  Following gut instincts about what you see or hear a child do or say.  We could be the one adult who the child is trying to communicate something to – so we need to be ready.  It is not our job to lead the child’s conversation, ask personal questions or judge what is revealed.  Our responsibility lies with noticing, nurturing and valuing them as the most important people we know.

Helping children to be their best selves is a privilege.  We all know that a proper breakfast and packed lunch is the best start for any young man.  A full night’s sleep is crucial – at least nine to 11 hours is recommended.  Regular movement and activities that stretch muscles, increase heart rate and build social relationships are ideal for wellbeing.  High support with high expectations should be set – but also remain flexible – so that goals are achievable and motivating.  For a child to know and feel their place in the world is safe and that their presence is wanted, is the best thing we can do in life.

Photos from Tournament of Minds and Master chef Competitors for Italian week.

Mr Stephen Rouhliadeff, Head of Junior School

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Head of Middle School

This term our Year 8’s are investigating the Syrian refugee crisis and the way we can put our Catholic teachings into action to help those most in need. Exploring the work of Old Testament prophets and Jesus’ teaching, the boys bring this knowledge to a contemporary issue facing Australia and the world.

“’For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in” (Matthew 25:35).

Integrating the urbanisation studies from our Geography syllabus with our REPD studies, the boys create an urban project that, if implemented, would allow Brisbane to manage an increase in our current refugee resettlement intake.

This activity enables the boys to reflect on two core themes that should concern us all:

How can we actively invite “strangers” and those most in need into our community?

How can we involve other Brisbane communities in the living out of these very Catholic teachings?

The Year 7 integrated studies unit also includes a focus on water scarcity and social justice through the novel A Long Walk to Water. Through it we hope to develop the boys’ understanding of some of the contemporary issues that face our world and show them how we can, through our own actions, be part of the solution.

Mr Greg O’Neill, Head of Middle School

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Head of Senior School

Year 12 QCS Test
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, our Year 12 students will sit the Queensland Core Skills Test. This is one of the most significant challenges in their academic journey at Villanova College. In this week’s Form Meeting, the Student Leadership Team reinforced to the cohort that the Senior theme of Where there is unity, there will be victory must be realised in the collective effort of ‘Team Villanova’ across the two days of testing. If every student buys into this philosophy, all students will benefit from a strong QCS mean which maximises post-school university pathway options. I would like to thank Dean of Teaching and Learning Mr John Christie, Director of Data Analytics Mr Jamie Seefeld and the Year 12 Academic Mentors for their work in preparing our Seniors. I offer this prayer and my best wishes:

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever. Amen.

Senior Drama Production and Theatre Sports 
Tomorrow night the Senior Drama class will perform Puff Post, a play by Nathan Sibthorpe, in the Hanrahan Theatre. After the trailer was screened at last week’s College Assembly, there has been great excitement for this production. The Senior Drama class, guided by Mrs Sophie Kenny, are to be commended for the energy invested in preparing for this show. I am hopeful for a large audience of Seniors coming together in solidarity ahead of next week’s QCS Test.

I would also like to congratulate the Year 10 Theatre Sports team who competed in the semi-finals of the competition on Monday night at All Hallows School. The team of Tadgh O’Neill, Oliver Rae, Joshua Smith, Digby Timms and Thomas Wilson (absent on the night) were outstanding ambassadors for the College’s arts community and once again demonstrated courage, spontaneity and wit in their improvisations. 

Podcast of the Week 
One of the greatest coaches in American sporting history is the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. During his 27-year career as Head Coach of UCLA, he led his team to an unprecedented ten national championships. Whilst Coach Wooden cultivated a winning culture, the result on the scoreboard wasn’t his ultimate goal. Rather, winning was simply a by-product of the aim he set for his team both on and off the court- to put in their best effort in whatever they did.

My podcast of the week explores the coaching and leadership philosophy of John Wooden. You can access the episode by following this link:

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – Coach John Wooden

Mr Matt Levander, Head of Senior School

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Curriculum Update

Young ICT Explorers
Last Saturday, students Zac Adams and Henry Goodwin once again demonstrated their StudentConnect+ app at the SE Queensland Young ICT Explorers final at UQ. At the judging event, students had the opportunity to present their project to a judging panel of academia, industry partners and ICT professionals. Each project was assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation.   Zac and Henry placed first in the Year 11 and 12 category and have now been invited to compete in the national finals of this competition later in the year.

The app, written for both Android and iOS, links to Student Café and gives access to a student’s timetable, teachers, substitute teachers, results, due dates and more.  It includes notifications on the phone and the iOS version even integrates with a smart watch.  The apps are available from the AppStore and Google Play. At this stage, the Android app does not have all of the features implemented – they are coming soon.  Students can download and use the apps on their phones now.

Zac and Henry won the Qld iAwards Senior Student division earlier in the year with this app.  They are looking forward to pitching their project at the national iAwards finals in Melbourne later this week.  Last week these young men also impressed TASS Directors and key staff when they visited their offices to demonstrate the project and show how they were reconfiguring the data from Student Café.

Kathy Duncan, Middle and Senior School Technologies Curriculum Area Leader

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Young People – Seeing, Judging and Acting
YAYM Film Night
When Frederic Ozanam was a 20-year-old student in the Paris of the early 1830s, he was confronted by poverty. Cholera was killing up to 1200 people each day and families were destitute. One day, a classmate challenged him, “Hey, Ozanam, you are a Christian, what are you doing to help?” What could Frederic and his seven classmates do, when they met to respond to the taunt, on 23 April 1833? They began very locally, giving firewood to an elderly woman. Then, with the help of a local nun, Rosalie Rendu, the students were guided to visit the local families who needed their help and support. Out of this small seed, this small act of wanting to make things better, the St Vincent de Paul Society was born.

Ministry seeks to work in this way at Villanova College. Examples of this process were evident last week. The Middle School Ministry students, led by many enthusiastic students from Years 7 – 9, were determined to hold the first Villa Film Night since 1969! Mainly they wanted a community event, but also saw the occasion as a way to raise funds and awareness for local refugees. 22 of us huddled into the Hanrahan Theatre on Friday evening to watch The Jungle Book, which was a great choice.  What really made the occasion memorable was the way the Year 5 students shared the excitement of an old-fashioned, dark cinema, with surround sound, and all the best film snacks.

From little beginnings, bigger things will grow. The $70 collected will go to a local program called Soccer Stars. Appropriately, this is a St Vincent de Paul (SVP) initiative in which university students serve and support children from refugee families by giving them access to a soccer program. Moreover, the program is led by three former Villanova students: Dan Ingledew (2013, overall leader) and Gus Tracey and Fabrice Ragoo (2017 – logistics). Our aim is to buy a soccer ball for each child in the program and this $70 is the first step.

Year 8 students, Matthew Beames and William Gyte, also used the evening as a platform to explain why they would be attempting their version of the World Vision Back Pack Challenge. This is an exercise in empathy and role reversal whereby the students were going to only eat the food they could fit into a lunchbox over last weekend – perhaps as if they were refugees fleeing war or fire or flood.

Farmers Appeal
Speaking of Year 8 students humbly taking the initiative to see, judge then act, Tom Price suggested a sausage sizzle to raise funds and awareness for drought-afflicted farmers. The adults – not a nun in this case, but Mrs Kath Underhill – noticed that 300 hungry Tournament of Minds (TOM) students would need a better-than-Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, with Villanova hosting the regional final. Assisted by Tom Hoctor and Pat Grigson (Year 8), Tom got the BBQ fired up at 7.15 am and by the end of the TOM event, $632 had been raised. This will be given to SVP’s drought appeal and will be enough to provide food for livestock on a farm.

(L-R): Pat Grigson, Tom Price & Tom Hoctor.

Father’s Day and RUOK?
The Senior School students will this year combine with the Middle School’s Father’s Day Stall to raise funds and awareness for RUOK Day (13 September), over the course of the next two weeks. RUOK is a suicide prevention charity which really works by prompting better conversations and awareness within organisations such as schools and workplaces. Whilst the Middle School will once again put their shoulder to the wheel to sell a range of gifts for Father’s Day (every break this week), Senior students will promote awareness with the aim of further improving our culture: they want Villanova College campus to be a place where it is OK to say that you are not OK. Their strategies will include community events like the ubiquitous sausage sizzle, and suggestions on Student Café and in the notices for conversation starters, Father’s Day gifts which open conversations and well-being strategies. About 30 students and staff attended a wonderful meeting last Thursday to share ideas and fix upon these strategies. The meeting brought together students from YCS (improving the culture of the campus), Student Council, other ministry groups like SVP, and teachers who have a passionate interest in student well-being.

The facts are in, whenever you increase screen time, you increase feelings of isolation and anxiety. Whenever a school tells a big story about exam success, which schools absolutely should do as high expectations are critical – then you will see a spike in anxiety. What we are now seeing at Villanova College is a critical mass of older students determined to be part of the solution.

Youth Forum: Q and A with Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Last Tuesday, Villanova College hosted the latest in a series of events for the Church’s Year of Youth, organised by Brisbane Catholic Education. Students from several Catholic schools – some live streaming – put a series of questions to a panel about sexuality and relationships, and the role of woman in the Church. Some of the girls who asked about the role of women mentioned St Mary MacKillop and you could hear the emotion in their voices. The other question which created electricity in the Theatre was the one eloquently asked by a Marist College Ashgrove student about the findings of the Royal Commission. The five Villanova students who attended were engaged by the event, and Year 12 student Mark Stuart who introduced the proceedings well.

Invitation to the Mass of St Augustine, Friday 31 August in Goold Hall at 10.30 am
All community members are warmly invited to join our College celebration of the Feast of St Augustine tomorrow.   There is a significant and sustained attempt by many within our community to reach out to others and make the world a better place. We draw our strength for this generosity of heart and mind from our values. These values and our identity are once again celebrated in our community celebration, our Eucharist, tomorrow. In a world where we sometimes favour being tourists over being pilgrims, being individual consumers rather than creating community, and engaging in contracts rather than committed relationships, it is a high point of the College year to be able to draw from the well of what makes us different. All are welcome.

Mr John Holroyd, Dean of Mission & Identity

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Big Band and Irish Ensemble 1 – St Brendan’s Fete
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of Big Band and their families for their support of the St Brendan’s Fete last Sunday morning.  Whilst the weather was inclement, the students did a great job brightening the day of our audience in the hall at St Brendan’s.  The students performed very well and received many positive comments regarding their behaviour and musicianship.

Congratulations and well done to all students involved, along with our ensemble directors Mr McKechie and Mrs Tucker.

Wieneke Family Bursary

This year we had an incredible 49 students participate in the Wieneke Family Bursary heats.  These students deserve recognition for taking the brave step of participating in such a competitive context – I am sure you will all join me in that moment of congratulations.  Unfortunately, 49 had to be parred down to 15 and there were some very difficult decisions to make based on 5 minutes of performance.

The following students have been successful in gaining entry to next Thursday’s Bursary Finals:

 Junior School

George Audet – Drums

Charlie Hodgson-Day – Cello

Adam Kielenniva – Clarinet

Samuel Mar Fan – Alto Sax

Sebastian Wilson – Piano

Middle School

Henry Barras – Flute

Travis Graham – Violin

Eoin Hartley – Voice

Thomas Kielenniva – Alto Sax

William Lukin – Cello

Senior School

James Battersby – Trumpet

Sam Chamberlain – Flute

Xander Caulfield – Flute

Nicholas Eadie – Voice

Daniel Shearer – Cello

Congratulations to these students.  I wish them all the best with their preparations for next Thursday evening.

For those of you interested in joining in the festivities, Bursary Finals commence at 6:30pm in the lower Hanrahan Theatre on Thursday 6th September.  I look forward to seeing you there.

BGGS Strings Workshop

Our Strings Consort (Middle School ensemble) will be travelling to Brisbane Girls Grammar School on the 3rd and 4th of September to participate in the Junior Strings Workshop.  A gig-sheet outlining the details of this event has been forwarded home electronically and in hard copy.  Please ensure you have received this and returned the permission slip to the Music Office as soon as possible.

Date Claimers

As per tradition, we cast our eyes over the coming term.  Please note the following in your diaries:

Term 3
8 3 & 4 Sept BGGS Strings workshop (after school) – String Consort
8 Mon 3 Sept Music Support Group/ QCMF Meeting – 7:30pm
8 Thurs 6 Sept Wieneke Family Bursary Finals

Mr Michael Jones, Director of Music


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Track and Field is now in the second week of training and many students from Year 5 – 12 have been invited into the squad because of performances at this year’s Inter-House Track and Field Carnival. During this time of year, we realise that many boys will have a lot on their plate with tennis, basketball, club AFL and league finals plus the football clubs who insist on their players doing three training sessions per week which I heavily question.

Villanova needs the support of the parent body to back the coaches and Sports Office to ensure that those who are invited into the Track and Field Squad do attend and train. We cannot have a situation where Villanova’s best are not prepared to be involved and represent the College when asked. The 2018/19 Ben Mowen and Andrew Slack squads have already been published.  The junior football and senior football development squads will be published tomorrow within the AIC Football section on the website. The High-Performance Basketball Squads (Cubs, Sabres and Wildcats) will be announced at the end of the season.

Please understand that if a student is unwilling to involve himself when asked to join the Track and Field Squad, he will not be considered, or his name will be withdrawn from any development squad. These squads always remain a privilege not a right for our students and selection is very much a reward for not only their ability given to the respective sport in question but also for their willingness to give of themselves to the College when asked. As always, the Sports Office is willing to negotiate alternative/specialised training schedules for those who do have a lot on their plate. Students must contact the coach or Sports Office to sort through a schedule which is workable. Students who continue to hide and promise the world to their coaches and not turn up simply let the College down.

I make no apologies for setting the bar high for Villanova students. In our AIC sports competition, premierships and school aggregates are up for grabs and I would hope that our boys are keen and eager to contest them. I believe our boys have been well prepared and organised throughout the current trimester of sport season. As a result, Villanova is in with a real chance to do very well this trimester if we continue to work hard and play well as a team. There is no pressure on any student or any team to win. The only expectation we have is that our boys give 100% at training and on game day and that they conduct themselves as Christian men both on and off the court each week. Maintaining and building school pride and a positive culture is important to us, I ask all students to continue do their part this trimester of sport for Villanova to perform at its best.

Our basketball is certainly going very well so far this season as several our teams are currently undefeated or in premiership contention. I certainly do not want to get ahead of ourselves, but the situation presently is that Villanova is leading the AIC basketball aggregate. It is important that we have a good round against Iona this weekend to cement our chances to become the champion basketball school this year. I ask all boys to keep up the good work and to back themselves this weekend.

I am equally proud of our tennis boys too. Our performances across the year levels and general conduct has been pleasing. I am expecting another solid round from all tennis players this weekend against Iona before we hit our two hardest rounds against St Peters and Ashgrove (who we trialled well against earlier in the season).

Best wishes go to all AIC teams this week as we take on Iona College in Round 5 of fixtures. They will be ready for battle and so will we, go for it boys!

AIC Tennis and Basketball Round 5 v Iona College, Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September – Times and Venues 

All Year 5 and Year 6 basketball games are played on Friday afternoons. All Year 7 – 12 basketball and Year 5 – 12 tennis games are played on Saturday.  Please refer to the College’s website to view all times and venues for this weekend’s fixtures v Iona College.

Goold Hall Canteen Roster

Round 5 v IONA

Saturday 1 September

All parents who can assist are asked to report to

Robyn Gunning at the Canteen

Time Parents of Team
7.30am 7E, 7F, 10B
8.30am 10A, 8E
9.30am 11A, 10D
10.30am Second V
11.30am First V
After midday Any parents who can assist would be greatly appreciated

Basketball and Tennis Team Photos

Please see below the photo schedule for those teams who will play at the home venue this weekend. All players are asked to wear the full and correct uniform as indicated in past Villa View’s and which is stated in the ‘Season Schedule’ found in the respective AIC Basketball and Tennis sections.

The photo schedule is found on the website. Teams who are not listed this weekend will be listed next weekend when they play at home. 

AIC Track and Field 

Many thanks to the many boys and their parents for supporting the Track and Field program so far by attending the various training sessions held over the past two weeks. We are very fortunate to have many high-level coaches in place this year including Rio Olympian and Gold Coast Commonwealth Athlete Matt Denny. Matt’s coach, Ben Thomson (son of cricketing great Jeff Thomson) is also on board. Both internationally experienced coach and athlete are overseeing our Javelin and Discus programs with Mr Rolls and Mr Schiavo. We also have Bill McKenny, a very experienced sprints coach plus many others including 13 College staff members, to ensure we give our boys the best coaching possible.

The first AIC Track and Field meet for the season is held next Saturday 8 September at SAF. This was originally set down for the Year 5 and Year 6 athletes only but is now open to all Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 athletes. Those students who are involved with AIC Basketball and AIC Tennis must commit to that sport, all other boys are asked to come along to the meet. Please note only the sprints, hurdles, long, high, shot and 800m events will run at this meet. Boys involved with javelin, discus and triple are not required.  The full program including times etc is found in the AIC Track and Field section within the website.

AIC Basketball – Mr Sean O’Neill, AIC Basketball Coordinator 

Last weekend against Padua College was an amazing effort from all Villanova teams. We finished with 29 wins and three losses which is simply outstanding against a school that is very good across the board. What it shows us is the depth of our program and the competitiveness with which all our teams play. Looking at the aggregate games for Champion School, we won all 12 which puts us in a commanding position with three games to go. The First V had a hard-fought victory and showed a lot of determination in coming from behind and holding their composure late in the game to notch up another victory.

With only three games left, it looks like we are in touch for several premierships so good luck to all teams this weekend as they strive to improve their individual and team skills. As always, remember to be humble but hungry! 

AIC Basketball Results v Padua College

First V 70-35 Win 48-43 Win 60-62 Loss 62-55 Win
Second V 31-27 Win 36-28 Win 30-34 Loss 51-28 Win
Third V 35-37 Loss 39-18 Win 64-12 Win 41-29 Win
Fourth V 49-31 Win 29-14 Win 36-18 Win 50-14 Win

41-30 Win

33-22 Win 35-13 Win 31-19 Win
11B 34-27 Win 56-14 Win 62-9 Win 62-32 Win
10A 37-31 Win 33-22 Win 41-34 Win 67-19 Win
10B 43-37 Win 21-29 Loss 48-39 Win 38-34 Win
10C 26-52 Loss 48-40 Win 46-26 Win 32-33 Loss
10D 40-13 Win 20-33 Loss 30-22 Win WASH OUT
9A 38-41 Loss 33-34 Loss 58-27 Win 70-34 Win
9B 31-33 Loss 26-33 Loss 34-33 Win 51-26 Win
9C 25-31 Loss 32-31 Win 63-8 Win 32-14 Win
9D 22-17 Loss 35-33 Win 23-10 Win 30-23 Win
8A 56-20 Win 53-41 Win 57-35 Win 46-31 Win
8B 39-11 Win 56-21 Win 50-17 Win 54-29 Win
8C 35-8 Win 27-22 Win 42-27 Win 44-27 Win
8D 58-8 Win 59-21 Win 59-2 Win 31-8 Win
8E 47-2 Win 46-16 Win 57-18 Win BYE
8F BYE 28-16 Win 41-18 Win 32-20 Win
7A 53-22 Win 23-21 Win 48-17 Win 68-11 Win
7B 49-21 Win 34-35 Loss 41-14 Win 57-13 Win
7C 54-14 Win 56-29 Win 73-5 Win 55-10 Win
7D 42-8 Win 23-10 Win 79-3 Win 56-10 Win
7E 47-10 Win 31-8 Win 45-14 Win 33-9 Win
7F 42-15 Win 20-20 Draw 20-8 Win 26-18 Loss
6A 24-46 Loss 39-19 Win 45-25 Win 54-25 Win
6B 49-18 Win 28-31 Loss 32-8 Win 26-20 Win
6C 34-12 Win 23-12 Win 54-12 Win 35-29 Win
6D 44-7 Win 35-8 Win 33-12 Win 36-17 Win
5A 41-8 Win 38-9 Win 84-4 Win 49-10 Win
5B 36-5 Win 19-9 Win 46-5 Win 36-4 Win
5C 43-4 Win 16-8 Win 40-2 Win 11-12 Loss
5D 38-4 Win 33-4 Win 30-7 Win 24-13 Win


AIC Tennis – Mrs Kath Underhill, AIC Tennis Coordinator 

A mixed week was had last week with our mighty Villanovan tennis players trying their best against Padua College. Once again spread out over three venues, it was great to see an increase in supporters at different venues cheering our players on, particularly members of the College Leadership Team.    Out of 17 Teams, we came away from the day with 11 wins, so well-done boys! Special mention this week goes to Alex Druery (Second IV) and Kyle Cleland (Third IV) for their great contribution to their respective teams.  I am looking forward to some great success stories against Iona this weekend.

 AIC Tennis Results v Padua College 

First IV 7-1 Win 5-3 Win 5 – 3 Win 2-6 Loss
Second IV 8-0 Win 1-7 Loss 5 – 3 Win 7-1 Win
Third IV 6-2 Win 4/27-4/32 Loss Forfeit Win 5-3 Win
11A 1-7 Loss 1-7 Loss 6 – 2 Win 4(24)-4(28) L
11B 1-7 Loss 0-8 Loss Forfeit Win 5-3 Win
10A 3-5 Loss 2-5 Loss 7 – 1 Win 6-2 Win
10B 4-4 Loss 1-7 Loss 7 – 1 Win 6-2 Win
9A 7-1 Win 2-6 Loss 1 – 7 Loss 1-7 Loss
9B 1-7 Loss 0-8 Loss 0 – 8 Loss 0-8 Loss
8A 5-3 Win 3-5 Loss 8 – 0 Win 3-1 Win
8B 5-3 Win 1-7 Loss 8 – 0 Win 3-0 Win
7A 8-0 Win 2-4 Loss 7 – 1 Win 5-3 Win
7B 2-4 Loss 1-7 Loss 5 – 1 Win 5-3 Win
6A 4/33-4/25 Win 4/31-4/29 Win 3/25 – 3/30 Loss 2-6 Loss
6B 4-2 Win 4-2 Win 8 – 0 Win 8-0 Win
5A 5-1 Win 0-8 Loss 3 – 5 Loss 7-1 Win
5B 5-3 Win 1-7 Loss 2 – 6 Loss 7-1 Win

Representative Sport 

Last week from Wednesday to Saturday Rhys Lanskey represented Villanova at the Fraser Coast Interschool Equestrian Competition at Maryborough. This competition had a range of riding disciplines including Dressage, Show Jumping, Western Dressage/ Trails, Hacking and Sporting. Rhys competed in every event on his horse Limo and came home with ‘Year 12 Reserve Champion’ for the overall event. After getting home late Saturday night he backed up with the Modern Pentathlon State Championships on Sunday. Rhys received Silver in this event coming a very close second to the Youth Olympic Games representative for this year. A great achievement, well done Rhys!

Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport

Elite Basketballers at Villanova

Last Thursday members of the Queensland “Spinning Bullets” joined with our First Basketball Team in a game of wheelchair basketball. Members included national junior and senior squad members supported by the state coach.

In front of a packed Goold Hall, students witnessed the skill, power and precision of the elite players from the Sporting Wheelies Association. As our players became more comfortable in the chairs their skills became evident, although they struggled to keep up with the power generated by the more experienced players.

The activity linked to the HPE syllabus where Year 10 students have explored the barriers and enablers that impact on physical activity. This unit covers a range of sociocultural issues such as infrastructure, the media and government funding, so the match proved a powerful case study.

The association and the players are keen to make this an annual event and give our basketballers and spectators an experience of elite Paralympic sport.

Mr Pat Atkinson, Acting HPE Curriculum Area Coordinator

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Parent Information

‘The Villa Kitchen’ Cookbook

Don’t forget to order your copy of The Villa Kitchen for the pre-sale special of $30.  Make sure you order your copy (or copies) of this wonderful cookbook on Flexischools asap.

All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the P&F. We look forward to you enjoying your copy of the The Villa Kitchen.

If you have any queries regarding the cookbook, its delivery or distribution, please contact Megan Stuart – or Jacqui Steendyk –


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Library Roster

Tuesday 4 September

Susanna Greaves

Wednesday 5 September

Denise Smith (after tuckshop)

Thursday 6 September

Kelly Stassi

Friday 7 September

Sue Mulligan

Sue Bingham

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Calendar of Events

Mass for Deceased Old Boys, Staff and Parents of the Villanova College Community
The Mass for Deceased Old Boys, Staff and Parents of the Villanova College Community is being held on Sunday 9th September at 10:00am.

We invite you and your family to join us in Goold Hall at the College, for this special celebration of the Eucharist.  Fr. Peter Wieneke OSA will be the celebrant.

Morning tea and refreshments will be served from the canteen of Goold Hall immediately after Mass has concluded.

Parking is easily available on the College grounds via the entrance in Eighth Avenue.  Please drive up the driveway in-between the pool and Goold Hall.

We look forward to your presence.

To assist with catering and other details, please RSVP to the College on 33945593.

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Community Update

St Elizabeth’s 60th Diamond Celebration


St Thomas’ Youth Mass

All Hallow’s welcomes Madonna King – ‘Father’s & Daughters’

Madonna King, award-winning journalist, commentator and author will be sharing insights from her new book ‘Fathers and Daughters’ on Monday 3 September.

Date: Monday 3 September

Venue: Claver Theatre

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: Free – registration essential via

What do teenager girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? Following on from her bestselling book ‘Being 14’, Madonna King now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.

Madonna interviewed over 500 girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know. 

Exploring a father’s role in his daughter’s life from a daughter’s perspective as well as the father’s, Madonna examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments. 

‘Fathers and Daughters’ will give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both, helping teen girls and their dads build unbreakable bonds. 

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