Dear Members of the Villanova College Community
At the recent Parents and Friends Association meeting held on Monday 12 November all positions declared vacant were able to be filled. I thank the members of our community who responded so positively to my letter and offered their assistance. The Executive Members for 2019 are shown below:
President – Mr Vass Cayas
Vice President – Mr Peter Roberts
Vice President – Mrs Donna Fingland
Secretary – Mrs Jacqueline Kerr
Treasurer – Mr Michael Cherry
Year Level Representative Co-ordinator – Mrs Allison Gamer
International Carnival Convenor – Mr Cameron Clelland
We are grateful for the generosity of these men and women and I look forward to working with them to future the mission of Villanova College. I thank outgoing Executive Members, Mr James Griffiths (President), Mr Ernie Civitarese (Vice President), Mr Damien Colbert (Treasurer)and Mrs Robyn Wills (Secretary) for their dedication and hard work over many years.
Farewell to Year 12
This week we will farewell the Year 12 class of 2018. For most of these young men and their families Villanova College has been a significant part of their lives for the past eight years. As they conclude this phase of their lives, they confidently enter a new phase of adult responsibilities, work commitments and study. Most of the students will take a well-deserved break over the coming month and we continue to keep them and their families in our prayers.
Christmas Concert – Music
The annual Christmas Concert featuring our Junior School students and members of our intermediate and senior ensembles will be held on Tuesday 20 November in the Cassiciacum Gardens (Senior School terraces) commencing at 6.00pm, with a barbecue operating with light refreshments from 5.15pm. The concert is always a great evening of entertainment for the whole family so please come along. I know the students always appreciate the support of the audience as they perform their musical pieces.
Year 12 Queensland Core Skills Results
In early September the Year 12 students sat the four papers of the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS). The test is used by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority to scale the subject results achieved by the students in each Year 12 cohort. This data is then utilised in the calculation of the Overall Position (OP) for students seeking tertiary entrance in 2019.
As the results above show 87.2 % of the OP eligible students achieved a Grade A-C on the test papers. This result shows a steady improvement from the majority of past results and is due to the thorough preparation and familiarisation programs conducted across the past 12 months with the students. On Saturday 15 December the Year 12 students will be able to access their Overall Position via Student Connect at the QCAA website.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal