Dear Members of Villanova College Family,
Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Ministry Thank-you Dinner held for our Year 12 students. There were approximately 30 or more students attending the dinner who have given significant time during this year to support Ministry activities. The fact Ministry activities continued to thrive during 2020 and COVID-19 is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and students.
Special guests at the dinner included representatives from Rosies, St Vincent de Paul, Emmanuel City Mission and Landcare. A common theme of the presentations to the students was no matter what you do for others, do it with your heart. Eddie from Emmanuel City Mission has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by not shutting people out but by opening their doors and welcoming those who are doing it tough.
“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, (36) I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
(37)“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? (38) When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? (39) When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
(40) “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:36-40
Year 12 External Exams
Our Year 12 students will be the first cohort of students to sit External Exams since 1972. The external exams will commence on Monday 26 October and will conclude 17 days later on Tuesday 17 November. It will be a challenging time for students as they sit their final papers.
Over the past twelve months our students have been preparing for these final exams. They have completed their Internal Assessments tasks and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority will release the academic results for each student next week. This report will be made available to families and students via the Parent and Student Portals.
Each student report will have a result for each Internal Assessment task and a mark out of 75 for all subjects except Mathematics and Science. Mathematics and Science subjects will have a mark out of 50.
Students sitting their external exams will be aware of the results they have received from the Internal Assessments and can set achievable goals for their final results out of 100 marks. At Villanova College we aim high, confident we have put in the necessary work to do our very best.
We keep our Year 12 students in our prayers as they rapidly approach the final weeks of their secondary schooling and wish them well for their external exams.
AIC Track and Field Carnival
Well done to the athletes who competed in the 2020 AIC Track and Field Carnival held last Friday and Saturday. Our Junior athletes were outstanding winning the Year 5 and Year 6 trophies as well as the overall Junior School trophy.
Our Year 12 Athletes were exemplary role models for our younger students. Their efforts on the tracks and field events were inspiring and showed the younger students the value of determination and effort.
Thank you to all coaches, managers and parent supporters for your work with our athletes.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, Principal