Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Thank you to the many families who attended the Celebration of Excellence Evening held last Tuesday at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. It was pleasing to have the opportunity to showcase the talents of our students across so many areas of College life. The prize winners are to be congratulated for their dedication and determination. Harrison Rieck, College Dux, in his address spoke about the importance of “grit and resilience” in striving for excellence. So many of our students are learning the value of setting goals and taking the necessary strides to achieve their dreams.
My thanks and congratulations to Mr Steven Bremner, Mrs Kath Underhill and Mr Matt Levander and the team of staff involved in the organisation of the event. Our special guests, Fr Dave Austin – Prior Provincial, Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC, Mr Christian Welch, Mr Tony MacPherson and Mr Simon Hyland thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we were pleased to share this special event with our guests.
The major prize winners on the night included the following senior students:
Musician of the Year – Blake Humphrey
Sportsman of the Year – Paddy Price
Villanovan of the Year – Daniel Duskovic
College Dux – Harrison Rieck
Student Leaders 2018
Following the selection process for Student Leaders for 2018, I am pleased to announce the students who have accepted leadership positions:
College Captain – James King
College Vice-Captain – Hunter Gapes
Student Council President – Liam Hampson
I have assured these three young men of the support and prayers of our community as they accept the challenges of leadership. I am confident each will be fine examples of servant leaders in 2018.
Vale – Charlie Fisher
Thank you to our Villanova College family for their support, prayers and thoughts for the Fisher family following the death of Charlie Fisher last week. The strength of this community was evident in the many Old Boys, past and present staff and parents who attended the funeral to farewell Charlie.
Senior Students Final Weeks
Tomorrow will be the last day of formal classes for our Year 12 students. The College community will gather for a special Eucharistic Celebration to commemorate the Feast of All Saints in Goold Hall commencing at 10.30 am.
We keep the Year 12 students and their families very much in our prayers as they come to the end of their journey at Villanova College. We will farewell the Year 12 students on Thursday 16 November at the Graduation Mass in Goold Hall.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal