Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Thank you to the many families who participated in the recent survey conducted by MMG Education Services. The feedback to the College will form a significant component of our review of the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan that has been in operation for the past five years and provides direction for the future.
The survey instrument has also been completed by staff and students resulting in a wealth of feedback. Once a summary has been provided to the College there will be presentations held to share with families the major outcomes and key findings from the survey.
Over the past fortnight the Year 11 students have been engaged in preparation for their senior leadership responsibilities in 2019. Through a process of nomination, voting and confirmation I am pleased to announce the following leadership appointments for 2019:
College Captain – Matthew Rolls
College Vice Captain – William Barwick
Student Council President – Nickolas Sofios
We congratulate these young men for accepting the challenges of leadership and I have assured them of our support during the coming year.
Each of the students nominated for College Captain are exceptional young men and were outstanding in their presentations and interviews. I am confident we will see a very strong and united senior cohort in 2019 to build upon the work of the senior class of 2018.
AFAS ELDERS IMMERSION
I am pleased to inform our community that the target for the project on Kinatarcan Island in the Philippines -$8000 has been reached through the generosity of our community. The residents will benefit enormously from the project to build a mat weaving and community centre for the community. The AFAS Elders will arrive on the island on Monday 3 December and will spend 10 days working with the locals to build the centre. During the 10 days there will be time to interact with the local community and build upon the strong bond established between the Kinatarcan Island peoples and Villanova College.
YEAR 12 STUDENTS
Next week the Year 12 students will conclude their secondary education on Thursday evening 15 November with a Graduation Mass and Ceremony held in Goold Hall. On Thursday morning at 10.15 am the final assembly for our Year 12 students will be held in Goold Hall where the College community will farewell this group of young men.
As these young men leave our community we say thank you for their contribution and leadership during 2018 and wish them God’s continuing protection and blessing.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal