Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Tomorrow at 10.30 am the College community will gather together in Goold Hall for the celebration of Mass for All Saints’ Day. Prior to the commencement of Mass, the Year 12 students will enter the hall accompanied by the Year 5 students reflecting the way Year 5 students entered the hall for the first time at the beginning of this year.
All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church dedicated to the Saints of the Church. In our tradition we remember St Augustine, St Monica, St Thomas of Villanova and many others who through their lives and actions sought a deep and everlasting relationship with God.
CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE
On Monday evening College staff and families joined together at the annual Celebration of Excellence to recognise the academic achievements of our students during 2018. From Years 5 to 12, students who had achieved excellent results were recognised for their diligence, determination and discipline. Congratulations to Trent Foster – Dux of the College. Trent has achieved “Very High Achievement” in all his subjects and was placed first in five of his six subjects, an outstanding achievement. During the Celebration of Excellence, it was revealed that Trent in his earlier years was achieving at a B standard. At some point Trent’s passion for learning was ignited and he has excelled at his studies.
The musical numbers performed during the evening showcased the talents of our musicians and choir. Accompanying the music was a visual display of the academic life of the College as well as historical footage commemorating the 70th Anniversary. The audience was thoroughly entertained across the evening.
I acknowledge the many hours of work from the organising committee, Mr Steven Bremner, Mr Matt Levander and Mrs Kath Underhill. Assisting the committee were a number of volunteers and I thank all those involved in the planning and organisation, especially on the night.
Musician of the Year – Xander Caulfield
Sportsman of the Year – Nicholas Elsey
Dual Proxime Accessit – Leo Clarke and Asier Goni
Dux of the College – Trent Foster
Villanovan of the Year – Liam Hampson
Dual Proxime Accessit: Isaac Lerato and Jonah Nicolaou
Dux: Dylan Fryga
Proxime Accessit: Daniel Egert
Dux: William Makridakis
Proxime Accessit: Mitchell Rieck
Dux: George Trigenis
Proxime Accessit: Liam McConville
Dux: Lachie McGregor
Proxime Accessit: Louis Henderson
Dux: Henry Barras
Proxime Accesit: Callum Moses
Dux: Luke Skelton
Duces: Thomas Pham and Matthew Short
AIC TRACK AND FIELD
Congratulations to the Villanova College Track and Field team on a well-deserved sixth placing at the recent AIC Championship. The goal this year was to move up in the placings and the students’ performances on the day ensured that goal was met. There were many outstanding performances on the two days of the competition. Thank you to the coaches and managers of the team for their support during the season.
Tomorrow, our Year 12 students will complete their formal classes for 2018. The following fortnight will involve the final pieces of assessment, Senior Formal and Graduation Mass and ceremony. For our Year 12 students the next fortnight will be a time of great excitement tinged with a little apprehension as they rapidly end their secondary education. We keep our Year 12 students and their families in our prayers at this time.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal