Principal's Welcome

Dear Members of Villanova College Family,
Last Sunday we celebrated Father’s Day. It was a day to recognise the important role fathers play in the life of a family. Mr Steve Biddulph, psychologist, family therapist and author of a number of books on manhood and raising boys wrote about the need for fathers especially to be present for their family and children.

Due to the busyness of careers and work, traditionally fathers were often absent from home, leaving for work before children were up and coming home from work often after the children were asleep. On the weekend, most fathers were too tired to be really engaged in what was happening in the family.

The changes forced on our work life by the pandemic over the past months has seen many parents working from home and mums and dads becoming more present in the lives of their children. With many fathers and mothers working from home, the busyness of a normal day can be better managed with two people to deal with school, transport, homework and bedtime routines.

In talking to a number of fathers recently, I found that they have really enjoyed the time at home with their families and especially with their children. The pandemic has forced people into a new situation and in doing so, has allowed fathers and mothers to refocus on their children and family.

It is not surprising to see this ‘new normal’ has brought about the realisation for many the role of parent is our most important in life.

Thank you
I wish to acknowledge the many parents, Old Boys and members of staff who supported the students at Villanova College during the Chess, Rugby and Football seasons. Overall, there were in excess of 60 teams involved in the three activities and each team required a coach who was willing to give of their own time and to be present on the sidelines or the classrooms to guide the young men under their care.

It is only through the generosity of our community that our students could be involved in AIC Sports and play with their mates. On behalf of all at Villanova College, I say thank you to the parents, Old Boys and staff for their dedication and generosity during the past season.

Finally, I wish to also acknowledge the hard work of our Sports Department and Director of Sport, Mr Craig Stariha. I am aware of the many hours of planning that has gone on behind the scenes to ensure Friday night and Saturday events run smoothly for all.

Chess, Rugby and Football Finals
Unfortunately, due to the evolving COVID situation at an AIC school, the upcoming sporting program for the remainder of Term Three has had to be cancelled. The safety of all in our community is our highest priority.

Music Concerts
Following a very strict COVID-Safe Plan, our musicians had an opportunity to play before a very appreciative audience last week. It has been many months since our last performance and like our sporting teams, it was time to showcase the hard work and hours of practice that has been occurring behind closed doors.

Congratulations to the Music staff and our Director of Music, Mr Michael Jones for their organisation of a great concert for the parents and musicians.

Foundation Manager
We welcome to the College Mrs Natalie Davidson, Foundation Manager. Natalie has settled into her new role following many years working with families for Women’s Legal Service supporting their work through the organisation of fundraising events and other initiatives.  Natalie is very quickly discovering the wonderful people of Villanova College and their generous spirit.

We keep in our prayers all those in our community who are battling ill health and are struggling. We ask for God’s compassion and healing spirit to be with all those who need his loving embrace.

You have made us for Yourself O Lord,
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.

God bless

Mr Mark Stower, Principal

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Teaching and Learning

Purchasing BYOD laptops in 2021 – Significant changes!
If you are purchasing a new BYOD laptop for your son for the 2021 academic year, please note the following changes to our BYOD Minimum and Recommended Specifications. Importantly, the College has decided to move towards a common operating system and type of device in 2021 – Windows 10 laptops with touch screens and active pens/styluses for digital inking. 

This shift away from our current hybrid Windows-Mac BYOD environment is important for several reasons. The College intends to provide a consistent, equitable and unified BYOD platform across Years 5 to 12. One unified BYOD platform will provide the following benefits:

  • Improved in-class support – A unified Windows 10 BYOD environment will enable teachers to better assist students with managing their device and trouble-shooting simple, familiar problems.
  • Consistent device functionality – When all students have digital inking capability and touch screens, teachers are able to leverage effective multi-modal workflows, e.g. drawing over images and PDF printouts, annotating directly on OneNote pages, inking up math problems on OneNote pages, etc.
  • Streamlined device maintenance – simplified, unified BYOD software installation packages, steps and self-help guides.
  • Equity and Inclusive Classroom considerations – A unified Windows 10 platform enables consistent access to assistive technology applications and Inclusive Classroom practices (e.g. Microsoft Intelligent Services including PowerPoint Presenter Coach, Immersive Reader, Dictate, Transcribe and Translate).

Therefore, the College BYOD Specifications page will be updated shortly to reflect the following minimum requirements:

  Specification Minimum Requirements in 2021
Operating System Windows 10 (No MacBooks or MacBook Pros)
Memory (RAM) 8GB or higher
Processor i5 or higher
Storage 256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Display 12” screen or larger, with touch screen and pen/stylus for digital inking
Advertised battery life 6 hours or higher
Weight < 2kg

If your son currently has a MacBook or MacBook Pro he may still bring this device to the College. However, we are requesting that the next BYOD device you purchase for your son is a Windows 10 laptop that meets these minimum standards.  If you wish to seek further clarification on the BYOD requirements for 2021 and beyond, please email

Mr Jason Lane – eLearning Pedagogy Leader – Junior, Middle and Senior Schools

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Junior School

R U OK Day is Thursday 10 September.  It is a national day of recognising that Mental Health is a priority.  How we feel about ourselves, our place in community – our sense of belonging – matters.  It really matters.  Our identity, connections to people we love, are friends or co-workers, help us manage life.  We can smile, laugh and make the best out of changes, events, successes and challenges when we feel we R OK.

As a parent, the happiness of my sons is everything.  Getting the grades, making the teams and achieving recognition along the way in terms of leadership or accolades is all well and good.  That’s all part genes, part blood sweat and tears, and sometimes part good fortune.  It’s the resilience that is built through those experiences that matters a great deal.  Conversations about hopes, realistic goal setting and then how to stay positive – looking towards the future (what did we learn?) – takes time.  It takes face to face investment.  Ask the question – “Are you OK?”.  Wait for the answer.  Now this is hard with someone you love.  Don’t fill in the pause or shoulder shrug.  Wait.  Hear the words spoken back to you.  Show boys that whatever they feel, think or seem to know in that moment is their truth.  Nod your head, concur their response and repeat it back to them.  Acknowledge that life can be triumphant but also disappointing.  Unfortunately, as parents, our attempts at being empathetic can sometimes fall flat.  I’m in my 40s (shh, don’t tell the boys, I’m not sure if they know this) and so when I try to relate to my 16 and 14 year olds they look at me like “there is no parallel here, you do not really get this – but thanks for giving it a crack Dad”.  Ouch.  So, we shoot hoops, work out in the garage, and run.  Doing something together means the conversation flows a little more easily when there are feelings of disappointment, regret, annoyance or just plain old teenage angst.  That’s been pretty much the go for me as a Dad since they came to Villanova College in Year 5.  Slow and steady, consistent, patient listening and checking in.  Remembering that their world is different to mine.  Trying to show them that I am here – always.

As a work colleague, the sense of belonging for Junior School Staff is important.  Age, gender, experience and gifts/talents are spread far and wide.  Thank goodness for that because so are the needs of our students.  How lucky we are to have such a range of staff who are only too willing to go the extra mile to build relationships in the classroom, across Co-curricular areas and in the playground.  Teachers build their careers on caring for children.  The National Curriculum will always challenge us to aim high with learning outcomes – but we need to find the balance between that and the boys we work with.  There is such a magical balance between the person and the achievement in learning.  To find that point of professionalism yet personal connection is an art.  It changes daily.  So, our staff need to be OK.  They need the feedback, support and encouragement of you, the parents, and your sons, their students.  Class Teachers, the Learning Enrichment Team, School Officers, Curriculum and Pastoral Area Leaders need to know when they do things well.  When times are challenging, then there is the relationship for a courageous conversation to be had with the greatest of respect.

As a parent, you need to be OK too.  2020 is a year for the history books – words like pandemic, unprecedented, restrictions and social distancing are now part of our everyday vocabulary – thank you COVID-19.  Your circumstances with work, home and family have been extended in ways we could never imagine.  You might share your circumstances or maybe not – that’s your choice.  R U OK?  How can Villanova College be of help?  We are here.  Listening.  There is always a plan B, C or Z.  We can work it out together.  Reach out to us – email, phone, in person – please.

Asking the loud person at work, the quiet friend in your group, the typically “happy” family member today – R U OK – could very well be the best thing you ever do.  Life is a gift, it’s precious and our connections can make all the difference in ways we may never realise.  I sincerely hope that today’s promotion of R U OK Day – wearing yellow, making a poster, sharing treats, raising money for Mental Health has had a positive impact on your son, family and our community.  You are liked, loved and respected in ways you would be stunned to imagine.  There are students/sons, teachers/colleagues and parents who are always seeing your best version.  Believe it.

Mr Stephen Rouhliadeff, Head of Junior School

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Senior School

2021 House Captains
Yesterday, the final voting processes were concluded in the selection of House Captains for 2021. It gives me great pleasure to affirm the following students for their appointment to these roles:

Crane House: Daniel Maccarone
Goold House: Lachlan Friedman
Heavey House: Francisco Adams
Murrary House: Ben Craig

Over the next two weeks, the Year 10 cohort will engage in the process of selecting the House Vice Captains and Cor Unum Committee Representatives for 2021.

Leadership Lessons from the World of Film
As a film and television teacher, I have always been fascinated by the process of constructing film art from creative concepts, through to production and ultimately the final cut. So, I was interested to read the reflections of legendary film director Jean Renoir in respect to leadership lessons pertaining to humility and building capacity in others. In the latest Farnham Street blog, the author distils Renoir’s reflections into the following points:

  1. Leadership is not necessarily coming up with all the answers; it is also important to put aside your own ego to cultivate and support the contributions from your team.
  2. Effective leadership is about giving shape to the talents and capabilities that already exist and also involves knowing when to ask for help.
  3. Good leaders know when to consult others and are also mindful of the world outside the group they are leading.

In our Augustinian tradition, the servant leadership model of Jesus Christ, the good shepherd, is our ultimate example of humility and putting the needs of others first.

Staff Senior Banquet
Tomorrow evening, Year 12 students have the pleasure of sharing a meal with their teachers at the traditional Staff Senior Banquet – one of the events that we were most adamant needed to be preserved in the COVID-19 impacted calendar, such is the importance of this traditional rite of passage event in the lives of Villanova Seniors. This evening celebrates the fundamental value placed on the importance of strong relationships between teachers and their students – relationships born out of mutual respect and genuine care. I would like to thank Year 12 Pastoral Area Leader Mr Tony Rolls for his usual meticulous care in ensuring that the night will be a great success as well as the contribution of the Year 12 Parent group.

“Simplicity is the end result of long, hard work; not the starting point.” – Frederick Maitland

Mr Matt Levander, Head of Senior School

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Ministry and Formation News

Father’s Day Stall
The Father’s Day Stall last week was a memorable event, bringing so many of the best aspects of the Villanova community together, in one heart and mind. Under the guidance and energy of Ms Chloe Adams and Mr Ben Valentine, Mini Vinnies successfully ran a great stall at every morning tea, encouraging and responding to high demand from Junior School boys. It is good to see so many students investing their break time in choosing gifts for their dads.

The stall then re-located at each lunch-time so that YAYM (Middle School Ministry) could serve the older students. Literally at 2.04 pm on Thursday, the very last item was sold. Overall, more than $1500 profit has been made which will be equally shared between AFAS – their adult education program – and Movember (Men’s mental health).

The big secret to being able to sell fun and generous gifts on such a large scale is having a team who can purchase and wrap at a sufficient rate to meet the demand. This required a generous over-achievement by a team of staff: Ms Kath Underhill, Ms Nicole Jones, Ms Jo-Anne Kieseker, and Ms Helen Palmer. No matter how quickly the stock sold, these staff members always walked the extra mile to re-supply, so that no boy was left disappointed. Thanks are also due to the many staff members who gave up “spare” lessons to wrap the gifts, such as Mr Ben Stuart and our Foundation Manager, Mrs Natalie Davidson.

Report AFAS Fundraisers
The Mission Week Sari Sari (all purpose stall) made more than $1900 for AFAS with some expenses still owing. Meanwhile YAYM made nearly $450 for AFAS through sale of their EKKA-style show-bags and through sponsoring the two Charlies, Cox and Berridge (Year 8), who dyed their hair in Filipino flag colours.

Even in a year with no student exchange, AFAS has been able to lead a strong display of solidarity and support to our sister communities in the Philippines. Owing to careful management and the generosity of the Villanova College community, AFAS has been able to donate $5000 to each of the following communities: Divine Love (Near Cebu); St Augustine’s Bacolod; Our Lady of Consolation Murcia, and the Holy Child basilica (Santa Nino) in Cebu. Click here for an AFAS donation update.

The reach of these donations is considerable, at a time when they are most needed, because of COVID-19. Across the three school communities, over 400 food packs have been distributed to families in need. On top of this, food packs have been provided to staff members, two orphanages, an elderly residence, and several households of the wider communities “adopted” by each school. Even further, all of the sixteen “scholars” currently funded by AFAS have received food packs. The food packs consist of rice, canned goods, noodles, biscuits, long life milk, coffee hygiene kits etc.

The Augustinian basilica in Cebu runs a relief program, and – with the help of AFAS – they have been able to help about 100 local people, aged from three months to 75, with essential items. This is just a summary and please feel free to ask myself or program leader Mr Tony Hindmarsh for further information and details: or

In this context, I would like to mention the continuing generosity of Villanova parent, Dr Juergen Landmann, to the Ministry program.

St Vincent de Paul – Brisbane Roar Raffle
Our SVP team are organising a raffle of one jersey and two footballs signed by the 2020 Brisbane Roar squad.  There is also a cap signed by Robbie Fowler. The aim of this is to top up the funds that they wish to donate to Vinnies Youth to support two great projects. The first is the forthcoming Buddies Day in the holidays. Vinnies will run an Ekka-themed day out for a number of vulnerable children who do not always get to have a fun day out. Three of the volunteers are young Villanova old boys. Any left-over funds will go to the setting up of a new Soccer Stars program in Inala. Run by Villanova old boy Dan Ingledew (2013), Soccer Stars allows children to have opportunities to play football in a team environment which they otherwise would not have access to.

The raffle items have generously been donated by a Villanova family who run Brubecks Boutique Foods. The tickets are $1 each and the draw will occur on the last day of term, 18 September 18. See me or find the Ministry boys selling at break times.

St Rita Rose Garden
We celebrated the Feast of St Rita of Cascia on May 22 via an online service. One of our follow-up actions was to create a new rose garden outside the Chapel, as a symbol of our stewardship of the natural environment. Owing to the generosity of two staff members, Ms Mary-Anne Bray and Ms Julie Herden, five beautiful red rose plants have been donated (Lili Marlene and Kardinal). This week they were planted on Tuesday, the Feast day of Mary, the mother of Jesus, birthday.

R U OK Round and R U OK Day
College Captain Max McCaul led the free distribution of R U OK wrist bands at Villanova Park last Saturday during the sports fixtures with St Peter’s Lutheran College. The Andrew Slack (main) oval included bright yellow “R U OK?” sections.

Today (Thursday), the Junior School will host its annual R U OK Day event, with a number of yellow food items on sale with all proceeds going back to R U OK. The aim is to ensure that we consciously create a safe and supportive campus, where students feel ready to share their thoughts and feelings.

Green Team
Under the energetic leadership of our Ministry Captain for 2021, James Reid, the Green Team students have been making new see-through bins to encourage the recycling of bottles and cans. These will be placed at “pinch-point” locations over the next few days.

Please click here for Sunday’s Readings, Commentaries and Prayers.

Mr John Holroyd, Dean of Mission and Identity

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Please refer to the statement issued by the AIC Management Committee regarding the cancellation of the final round of AIC chess, football, rugby and the upcoming AIC rugby league tournaments.

Thank you to all the students who have returned their basketball singlets. At this point we still have many singlets which are still outstanding. Just a reminder to parents and students to hand in their singlets to the Uniform Shop as per the Morning Notices. If singlets are not returned (clean/washed) by the end of term a “non-return” fine of $80 will be applied. The student who has not returned the singlet will not be permitted to play in 2021 until the singlet is returned.

Please be advised that the Villa swim program has commenced for all students from Years 5-12 this week. We understand that many of our students may be involved in the various sports and activities going on this term. We are hoping many more students will join the program as of week 1 next term.

All students who are interested need to complete the online swimming rego/payment form that is available from the AIC Swimming section on the website. We encourage as many boys as possible to participate. Our success in 2021 is dependent upon the work put in this year!

Pictured above – we have approximately 12 boys training already, not including the club swimmers – no doubt more will join when this hectic term of sport is over

Training commenced for all current students on Tuesday 8 September 2020 and will continue every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning throughout the entire season. For those students who are commencing at Villanova in Years 5 and 7 in 2021, training will commence in Week 1, Term 4 2020 (on Tuesday 6 October) as per the schedule below. These sessions will run up to and include Friday 18 December 2020. The program will recommence on Monday 4 January 2021 and will run until the end of Week 1, Term 1, 2021 at which time selection trials will be held.

More information regarding these time trials will be given next year.

While the College appreciates that some students may choose to continue their pre-season training elsewhere, we would encourage all swimmers to consider joining the College’s program. All students who are interested in joining Villanova’s swim team will be required to attend trials in Week 1, 2021. Participation or non-participation in our pre-season schedule will not guarantee a place in our final squad. However, we do believe it will strengthen your chance to do well at the trials and aid in building a strong College swimming culture.

All training sessions will be held at Langlands Park Memorial Pool, located at 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner. All training sessions will be under the direction of Mr Gilly Santos – Villanova Swim Coach (Years 9 – 12) and Ms Kerry Holland – Villanova Swim Coach (Years 5 – 8).

Villanova Swimming Training Schedule
(Commencing Tuesday 8 September for current Villanova students and on Tuesday 6 October for students commencing at the College in 2021)

Day Students in Years 5 – 12 in 2021
Tuesday 7.00am – 8.00am
Thursday 7.00am – 8.00am
Friday 6.30am – 8.00am

Fees: A flat fee of $150 will be charged per student for all training sessions up until the start of the 2021 school year. This includes all sessions over the summer holiday period. Students are then entitled to attend as many training sessions as possible throughout this period. Altogether, those who join the program could have access up to 50 training sessions throughout this period at a cost of only $150 (this is $3 per session by highly skilled and qualified swim coaches). The more sessions you attend the more value for money you receive. This represents outstanding value.

Kerry Holland has asked all members of the Jets Swim Club to participate in at least one of the Villanova squad sessions each week.  These additional sessions will help build team spirit and provide further skills training for Met East squads, and relay practice.

For those wishing to enroll in the swim program, please click the link below to register your details online. Information regarding payment can also be found within this link. Please understand that the personal details and emergency contact information provided within the registration form will be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool. Langland Pool does not have access to the College’s data base and needs your contact information in the event of an emergency. If your details change you must notify the Sports Office (details below) as the updated information the College receives is not shared with Langlands Pool. If you do not wish for your emergency details to be shared with the staff from Langlands Pool, we will be unable to allow you to participate in the program.

Villanova Swimming Registration Link –—202021-

Flipper/Pool Buoy and Bag: All students are required to purchase their own flippers and pool buoy for training. Langlands Pool will supply your son with a training pack at a cost of $75. Please find attached to the swim rego form found on the website an order form, which must be lodged with Langlands Park Pool directly (not Villanova College) to receive your training gear at a discounted price.

Special Welcome Meeting: A special meeting will be held for all squad members on Friday 9 October at Langlands Pool. This meeting will take place after the training session scheduled that day (training will finish a little early that day). All squad members are invited to join the meeting including students entering the College in Year 5 and Year 7 in 2021. It is simply a meet and greet with all coaches and managers and a run through of the season. The meeting will conclude at 8.00am.

For those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please complete all information required in the registration link above. It is common for most boys to commence the program in Term 4 although there is an option to start earlier for the current students. Late comers into the swim program will be accepted; however, they will be required to pay the full fee.

If you have any further queries please contact the Villanova College Swim Co-ordinator, Mrs Juanita Jacobs via email  Alternatively, please contact the Sports Office on 3394 5621 or via email

At present the AIC Water polo Tournament date has not been scheduled for 2020. Although no details have been released, it is highly likely that AIC will run a one-day tournament again this year. By early next term we hope to advertise more details including the divisions, the date and the sign-on process.

Mr Chris Everding, AIC Rugby Co-ordinator

In order to get the boys games and not have byes, we had to do a bit of searching to have everyone run around last Saturday. Thanks to all of our coaches for preparing the teams knowing that reserves were going to be scarce and to the parents for getting the boys to the various venues.

In last Saturday’s round against St Peters Lutheran College, Villanova came away with 15 wins and 10 losses. There were some tough, hard-fought games in all A division matches and unfortunately the Firsts experienced yet another close loss against a determined opposition.

The Year 5 and 6 teams continued their promising season with eight wins from eight games.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge our Year 12 men. They have represented the College with pride over the years. I remember many of them running around for their first year of Villa Rugby in 2013 in Year 5. They had some narrow wins against Iona and Gregory Terrace and a couple of narrow losses against TSS, Ashgrove and SLC. They went on to win premierships in Year 7, 8 and 9 and were our flagship team. We hope to see them on the rugby field at clubland in the future.

AIC Rugby Results v St Peters

TEAM Round 3


Round 2


Round 1


1st XV 13- 7 L 19-7 W 8-10 L
2nd XV 38-17 W 10-22 L 15-19 L
3rd XV 15-22 L (V SPC) 7-24 L 5-22 L
4th XV 15-24 L (V ASH) 17-10 W 10-21 L
5th XV 24-15 W 12-24 L (v ASH) 22-12 W
10A 28-14 W 0-50 L 14-15 L
10B BYE 0-31 L 12-10 W
9A 50-12 W 14-15 L 17-0 W
9B BYE 5-50 L 29-31 L
9C 47-5 W (V IONA) 0-86 L 0-50 L
8A 12-14 L 0-46 L 5-34 L
8B BYE 0-50 L 31-19 W
8C 14-34 L (V ASH) 34-19 W 34-22 W
8Gold 26-24 W (V ASH) 36-19 W 17-10 W (v PAD)
7A 24-19 W 0-17 L 5-68 L
7B BYE 7-34 L 25-15 W
7C 21-45 L (V SEC) 17-12 W 12-27 L
6A 81-0 W (SPC 6A) 31-7 W 31-15 W
6B 31-12 W (Nudgee) 27-12 W 29-15 W
6C 19-47 (SPC 6B) 47-35 W 72-0 W
6Gold 65-5 (SPLC 6A) 42-5 W 60-15 W (v SPLC)
5A 43-7 W (V SPC) 42-14 W 30-7 W
5B 22-5 W 34-5 W 59-0 W
5C 72-0 W (V SPC) 7-7 D 58-0 W
5Gold 44-0 W (V IONA) 7-20 L 7-20 L

Mr Anthony Kemp, AIC Football Co-ordinator

Villanova enjoyed a successful round taking on St Peters and managed to take home 17 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses with many teams continuing their great season. We have a total of nine sides who remain undefeated.

The stage was certainly set for a thrilling game in the First XI match up as both sides entered on the same points and goal difference. Ultimately, the winner would have gone through to the grand final. The game lived up to the hype as it was an intense back and forth game with both sides pushing their claims to go through to the decider. A hard-fought first half saw St Peters score first just before the half time whistle. The second half was a different story for our Villa boys as we looked to score an equaliser that saw us create several opportunities. We certainly looked to be the stronger side as St Peters attempted to defend their lead from the outset of the second half. It was arguably the goal of the season that levelled things up for Villa with an excellent ball into the box being volleyed into the back of the net. Our boys went up another gear from this moment as we created many chances with one opportunity almost crossing the line in the dying stages. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Our First XI can hold their heads high on their undefeated season, a great achievement.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Seniors the very best and hope that they look back on their Villa football days with fond memories.

Finally, a big thank you to all the coaches, players and officials for their efforts throughout the season. Although it has been a shortened season, it has been an absolute pleasure watching the boys prepare each week and then leave it all out on the park in their games on a Saturday!

AIC Football Results v St Peters

TEAM Round 3


Round 2


Round 1


1st XI 1-1 D 3-2 W  0-0 D
2nd XI 0-3 L 1-3 L 1-2 L
3rd XI 3-1 W 0-0 D 2-4 L
4thXI 5-2 W 0-2 L 1-2 L
5thXI 2-1 W (V SPC) 1-0 W 1-0 W
6thXI 1-5 L (V ASH) 0-4 L (V PAD) 4-3 W
10A 0-2 L 0-1 L 5-0 W
10B 4-4 D 6-1 W 2-2 D
10C 2-1 W Bye 3-2 W
9A 2-2 D 0-3 L 6-1 W
9B 1-4 L 0-2 L 0-7 L
9C 5-0 W 1-0 W 0-4 L
8A 2-2 D 0-2 L 3-3 D
8B 0-3 L 0-1 L 1-0 W
8C 0-0 D 1-1 D 0-2 L
8Gold 5-3 L (V SPC) 1-5 L 2-2 D
8White 03 L (V ASH) 0-2 L (v ASH)
7A 1-1 D 4-1 W 4-3 W
7B 5-0 W 2-0 W 0-0 D
7C 9-2 W (V ASH) 5-0 W 2-2 D
7Gold 1-2 L (V IONA) 4-1 L 0-3 L
7White 8-1 W (V SLC) 0-2 L (v ASH)
6A 3-2 W 1-1 D 1-2 L
6B 2-0 W 5-3 L 1-0 W
6C 1-3 L 2-0 W 1-1 D
6Gold 4-0 W (V SPC) 5-0 W 5-0 W
6White 3-1 W (V IONA) 0-7 L (V ASH)
5A 7-2 W 3-2 L 2-3 L
5B 2-0 W 2-2 D 2-0 W
5C 4-0 W 4-1 L 1-3 L
5Gold 3-2 W (V IONA) 4-1 L 4-3 W
5White 4-0 W (V SLC) 1-1 D (V ASH)

Mrs Sally England, AIC Chess Co-ordinator

The third and final round in the chess season was completed last week when we played St Peters at home. Again, it was a mixed night with three wins and four losses.  The three winning teams were the Senior B team of Mason Luu, Connor Whitby, Christian Dang and Blake Waugh who were undefeated, the Intermediate A team of Alex Hulme, Tom Winn, Harrison Bryant and Oliver Wills – who also went through undefeated, and the Junior B team (also undefeated) of Beau House, Adam Ibrahim, Josh Syned, Daniel Cooney and Hamish O’Toole. Congratulations to those boys.  Further congratulations go to the whole team for the modified season as it was difficult to navigate. Hopefully next year we will be back to normal.

AIC Chess Results v St Peters

TEAM Round 3


Round 2


Round 1


1st IV 3/13 L 14-2 W 7-9 L
Senior A 4/12 L 8-8 D 4-12 L
Senior B 12/4 W 11-5 W 10-6 W
Intermediate A 12/4 W 12-4 W 8-8 D
Intermediate B 4/12 L 9-7 W 6-10 L
Junior A 6/10 L 5-11 L 1-10 L
Junior B 12/4 W 13-3 W 9-7 W

With the chess, rugby and football seasons over, we hope our better athletes can attend the remaining training sessions. Please note we will hold some holiday training sessions as listed below. All athletes are asked to find their own way to and from the session during the holidays

Track & Field – Key Dates

Term 3

  • Mon 14 Sept training @ Villanova Park
  • Wed 16 Sept training @ Villanova Park

Holiday Program (boys find their own way to and from Villanova Park, no buses will be supplied)

  • Wed 23 Sept training @ Villanova Park (3.30 – 5.00pm)
  • Wed 30 Sept training @ Villanova Park (3.30 – 5.00pm)

Term 4

  • Wed 7 Oct training @ Villanova Park

AIC Track & Field Championships

  • Day 1 – Friday 9 Oct
  • Day 2 – Sat 10 Oct

Year 5 and 6 – 800m Training Schedule

  • Mon 14 Sept 3.15 – 4.45 pm @ Little Langlands
  • Friday 18 Sept 3.15 – 4.45 pm @ Little Langlands

Year 5 and 6 – 800m Holiday Training

  • Mon 21 September @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Wed 23 September @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Friday 25 September @ Villa Park 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Mon 28 September @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Wed 30 September @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Fri 2 October @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am
  • Mon 5 October @ Whites Hill 8.30 – 10.00am

Mr Lonergan will be conducting Holiday Training for “all-comers” on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of both holiday weeks. The training will be held at Oval # 3 Whites Hill Recreation Reserve. Sessions run from 8.30 – 10.00am. Boys wanting to train for the running events at the coming AIC Championship or just wanting to maintain fitness are welcome at this training.

Please Note: The Sunday sessions (4 – 5 pm) for September 20, September 27, October 4 and October 11 are cancelled.

All cricket teams for the Term 4 competition will be published on the College website next week. Coaches and managers will be in contact with parents about the season ahead and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled. Training for all year levels next term will begin the first Tuesday morning back (Monday is a public holiday). The training schedule will also be in ‘Locker Room’ on the College website. If there is a clash with other commitments, please contact the sports office and we will have a look at managing the clash. The first round of matches will begin on Saturday the 10th October and the draw for the season will be sent to all parents by team managers once they have been advertised.

Thank you to Ross Whitby and Jeff Ilka for all the pre-season work you have put in to get teams finalised and all the other requirements that need to be completed before teams can take the field. Thanks also to the parents for volunteering to be assistant coaches and co-ordinate the placement of players into teams.  Due to numbers, some age groups will cross over and join together to make a combined team, so all boys will get a game each week.

10K Sports will run a cricket camp for all interested students from Years 5 to 8 during the up-coming holidays at Villanova Park on 30 September and 1 October. This will be a great opportunity for our players to hone their cricketing skills before the up-coming club season and the AIC cricket trials which will be conducted early to mid-next term.

All registration details are found below as well as being posted on the website under the AIC Cricket section. We encourage all cricketers to attend.

Ahead of the AIC Volleyball trials held during Term 4, pre-season training sessions are being offered to all Years 7 – 10 students. Training will be available to all students wishing to participate in AIC Volleyball in Term 1 of 2021 and will be held in Goold Hall on the mornings outlined below.

Years 9 and 10: Tuesdays 6.45am – 8.00am
Years 7 and 8: Thursday 6.45am – 8.00am

It was our intent to enter teams into both the Queensland and Australian Schools Cup events in Term 4. However with the cancellation announcement of the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup earlier this week, participation in Schools Cup will be limited and by invitation only. Students invited to take part in the Schools Cup Series will receive notification during week 10.

All AIC rugby, football and chess teams will have their team photos taken next Thursday 17 September. Please see below for specific photo times. Please note all students must be dressed in full playing uniform.

Football Photos
Please meet at the under croft near the Tuckshop five minutes before the scheduled photo time dressed in your Football uniform.

8:45am 1st XI Football
8:50am 2nd XI Football
8:55am 3rd XI Football
9:00am 4th XI Football
9:05am 5th XI Football
9:10am 6th XI Football
9:15am 10A Football
9:20am 10B Football
9:25am 10C Football
9:30am 9A Football
9:35am 9B Football
9:40am 9C Football
9:45am 8A Football
9:50am 8B Football
9:55am 8C Football
10:00am 8 Gold Football
10:05am 8 White Football
10:10am 7A Football
10:15am 7B Football
10:20am 7C Football
10:25am 7 Gold Football
10:30am 7 White Football
10:35am 6A Football
10:40am 6B Football
10:45am 6C Football
10:50am 6 Gold Football
10:55am 6 White Football
11:00am 5A Football
11:05am 5B Football
11:10am 5C Football
11:15am 5 Gold Football
11:20am 5 White Football

Rugby and Chess Photos
Please meet at the front steps of Langlands five minutes before the scheduled photo time dressed in your rugby uniform, or academic uniform for the chess players.

8:45am 1st XV Rugby
8:50am 2nd XV Rugby
8:55am 3rd XV Rugby
9:00am 4th XV Rugby
9:05am 5th XV Rugby
9:10am 10A Rugby
9:15am 10B Rugby
9:20am 9A Rugby
9:25am 9B Rugby
9:30am 9C Rugby
9:35am 8A Rugby
9:40am 8B Rugby
9:45am 8C Rugby
9:50am 8 Gold Rugby
9:55am 7A Rugby
10:00am 7B Rugby
10:05am 7C Rugby
10:10am 6A Rugby
10:15am 6B Rugby
10:20am 6C Rugby
10:25am 6 Gold Rugby
10:30am 5A Rugby
10:35am 5B Rugby
10:40am 5C Rugby
10:45am 5 Gold Rugby
10:50am First IV Chess
10:50am Senior A Chess
10:50am Senior B Chess
10:55am Intermediate A Chess
10:55am Intermediate B Chess
11:00am Junior A Chess
11:00am Junior B Chess

Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport

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Gala Concert – Week 8
Our 2020 Gala Concerts were convened last Thursday 3 September in Hanrahan Theatre and were received extremely well by our students and their families.  I have received much positive feedback from the community, appreciative of the opportunity to both perform and witness the boys performances; but also appreciative of the opportunity to participate from long distance with may families making great use of our streaming service.

Such an event would not have been possible without an incredible group of people behind the organisation and running of this concert.  We had Old Boys assisting for their QCMF fix, and we had parents willing to assist with ushering and marshalling our audiences through safely.  Staff volunteers assisted with the supervision of students, and the entire music department pulled together to create this great opportunity for the students.

I would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, and students involved in making these concerts happen.  I would also like to thank the audience who came and supported our musicians in what has been our only live concert of the year.  Thank you all – we look forward to safely sharing our music with you again soon.

For those who missed out on the event, or for those who would like to relive the magic, the links to our Gala Concerts for 2020 are below.  Enjoy!

Concert 1 – 5:00-6:30pm – all JS ensembles & Guitars and Choirs.

Concert 2 – 7:30-9:30pm – Irish and Jazz Ensembles, all MS and SS Ensembles

AMEB Examination News – Brass
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate two of our talented Brass students on the completion of recent AMEB Examinations.  Congratulations to Sean Aukes (Grade 8 Trumpet – Repertoire) and Dominic Martin (Grade 6 Trumpet – Practical) on their completion of these significant examinations.  Well done Gentlemen!

Change of Enrolment Forms
Change of enrolment forms for Term 4 2020 are now overdue. However, we will allow a week’s amnesty should you wish to make an adjustment.  Please ensure all change of enrolment forms are submitted to the Music Office in person or via email ( by 3pm on Friday 11 September, 2020.  If you require a form, please make contact with Alison in the Music Office.

Changes made after this date may incur a term fee charge for Instrumental Music.

Music Support Group
Our fantastic Music Support Group will be meeting in the Chapter Room next Monday 14 September at 7:30pm.  If you would like to learn a little more about your son’s music involvement, we encourage you to come along and join in the conversation.  We look forward to seeing you at the front of the Augustine Centre next Monday.

Key dates for Term 3

Term 3
10 14 September Music Support Group meeting – 7.30pm
10 14 – 18 September 2020 Ensembles posted outside Music Office
10 18 September Instrumental Music Assessment Task 2 Due (Year 12 only)
Holidays 19 September

Entertainment Memberships
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Thank you all for your continued support of Villanova Music.  We are glad to continue to be of service to you and your son as we navigate this challenging time together.

Mr Michael Jones, Director of Music

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Parent Information

Vacation Care Program – Helping Hands
Villanova Helping Hands is open for Vacation Care! We have exciting themes, excursions and incursions planned – see the Vacation Care program by clicking here.

If you are enrolled, bookings can be made via iParent:
If you aren’t enrolled, please register and then follow the steps after registration:

Tuckshop Roster (Monday 14 September – Friday 18 September)
All volunteers rostered on this week will be contacted directly by the Tuckshop.


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