Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
At the end of this week Term Three concludes for all students and staff and I am sure all in our community are looking forward with anticipation to a well-earned break. The holidays will provide an opportunity for staff and students to recharge as we enter the final term of the year.
Term Four will commence on Monday 8 October. The Student-Free Day in Term Four will be held on Monday 22 October due to the Verification Day held by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Many of our teaching staff are involved in these processes of reviewing students’ academic work as members of Subject Panels.
The Celebration of Excellence Awards Evening will be held on Monday 29 October at the QPAC Theatre. On this occasion we recognise the academic achievements of our students during 2018 and celebrate and showcase the work of our staff and students through visual presentations, performances and speeches. The venue has a capacity for 1500 guests and further details will be made available to all families for the booking of tickets.
As we continue to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Villanova College, this event will bring together members of our community and all are most welcome. Please be aware there is limited seating available.
The Order of St Augustine is pleased to announce the Ordination to the Priesthood of Br Nguyen Ngoc Hai Dang OSA on Saturday 22 September commencing at 10.00 am at St James Church, Coorparoo. Archbishop Mark Coleridge will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders to Deacon Dang.
All are most welcome to attend this joyous occasion for the Augustinian family.
AIC BASKETBALL AND TENNIS
With the conclusion of the AIC Basketball and Tennis season I congratulate and thank the Coaches, Managers and Co-ordinators for their support of the players during the season. In so many ways our Coaches and Managers go beyond what is expected to assist our young men to achieve their goals during the season. Once again Villanova College was strong across the College in basketball with many teams remaining undefeated during the season. What is most pleasing is to see the good sportsmanship displayed by our players every week. Thank you to all who supported the teams during the season. With the publication of the official results it is pleasing to see Villanova College won the Aggregate Trophy for Champion School in basketball and in the AIC Tennis Competition we finished a commendable fourth.
We keep in our prayers Mrs Lynda Lecatsas (staff) and her family following the recent death of her stepfather, Mr Len Lyon, much loved Grandfather of Jack Lecatsas (’17) and Oliver (Year 10) and Sebastian Bishop (Year 7).
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
We also keep in our prayers Deacon Dang and all the Augustinian family on the upcoming celebration of his Ordination.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal