Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Last Saturday we welcomed to the College the students of Year 5 and Year 7, 2022. These young men were dropped at the gates of the College and walked into a place that was unfamiliar to them. They gazed around at the buildings and the size of the College, realising that they now are a part of this place we call Villanova College.
The enthusiasm of the students, beginning their journey at Villanova College was palpable and reverberated around the gathering spaces where the boys sat to welcome their new friends. These young men are looking forward to the great opportunities on offer at the College and are eager to embrace the challenges of their new school.
Accompanying these young men on their journey are two very important groups of people: teachers and families. Over the next six or more years a crucial partnership will be established between home and school. Together we are developing fine young men. Our success is dependent on each other. We cannot achieve this goal alone. The bond that binds this relationship is the common desire to wholistically develop these young people into good men of faith, wisdom and purpose.
Many staff were present and welcoming on Saturday, excited to meet the students of 2022. Their dedication and enthusiasm for the work they do every day is boundless, and I thank them for their support of the Orientation programs.
Celebration of Excellence
Next Tuesday evening, 2 November our College community is invited to attend the 2021 Celebration of Excellence. The evening will be held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre commence at 6.30 pm and we are asking all guests to be seated by 6.15 pm. Students attending the evening are expected to be in full academic uniform including white shirt, ties and blazer (Senior School only).
We are looking forward to celebrating the academic excellence of our students across 2021 and giving due recognition to the hard work and dedication displayed by our scholars.
Charlie Fisher Golf Day
Last Friday the Old Boys Association held their annual Charlie Fisher Golf Day at Gailes Golf Club. Over 56 Old Boys and guests joined the festivities. The winning team, 2011 Barbarians featured Christian Welch, Jac Thong, Nicholas Christensen and Hugh Pembroke.
On hand to present the winning trophy was Mrs Margaret Fisher, wife of Charlie and Charlie’s daughters Mrs Nicole Cole and Ms Helen Fisher. The day was a great celebration for all involved. The Fisher family offered their thanks to the Old Boys Association for honouring the memory of Mr Charlie Fisher.
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.