Dear Members of the Villanova College Community,
On Tuesday 2 November, the College will hold the 2021 Celebration of Excellence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. This evening is an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the academic achievements of our students and to enjoy the performances of our musicians and choir.
The Celebration of Excellence is a free event and tickets will be available soon. The venue will have the required COVID Plan in place and we will be asked to follow that plan. Further details of the requirements for attending the event will be sent to families in the very near future.
At Villanova College we take great joy in the academic achievements of our students, and we look forward to celebrating the wonderful efforts of so many students who have displayed great determination and persistence in their studies during 2021.
Families of award recipients will be notified by close of business Tuesday 26 October and will receive information regarding the process to book tickets for the evening.
We are very much looking forward to celebrating together the academic achievements of our students.
Senior Class 2021
Today marks the final day of classes for our Year 12 students. Tomorrow, their external exams will commence and will be conducted over the next four weeks concluding on Tuesday 16 November. We wish our Year 12 students every success for these final assessments, and I am confident these young men have been well prepared for the exams.
It is natural for our students to be a little anxious before the exams. Our staff have coached the young men to be rested and calm before the exams and to utilise positive self-talk. Our students understand the importance of the right mind set when sitting their final exams.
Last Friday, our Creative Arts Department showcased the work of our students in the area of Visual and Media Arts. From Visual Arts to Multi-Media presentations, the creative work of our students was on display to a very appreciative audience.
As I walked around the displays, I was struck by the quality of the work, and it was clear to see the progression in artistic development as I moved through the age groups up to the Year 12 works. Our Creative Arts staff are to be congratulated for their guidance of our students. Thank you to the many family members who supported this event. I know our students were grateful to have you view their work.
Senior Musicians Celebration
The 2021 celebration for Year 12 musicians was also held on Friday and provided an opportunity to thank and farewell the Year 12 musicians who have contributed so much to the Villanova College Music program during their time at the College. For many of the students their music journey began in Year 5 and continued over the past eight years to culminate in Year 12 in 2021. I know for the Year 12 students Music has played an important role during their time at the College and they are most grateful to the Music staff for their work with them over the years.
Congratulations to our Junior AFL Team on their first place at the State Championship over the weekend. The team worked very hard during the carnival and were victorious in the final. Thank you to coaches, Mr Adam Fry, Mr Matt Conlan and Mr James Dent.
We keep our Year 12 students and their families in our prayers over the coming weeks as they complete the last stage of their secondary schooling.
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.