Principal's Welcome

Dear Members of Villanova College Family,
Over the past two weeks our Year 12 students have been faced with the task of sitting their final external exams. Over 17 days, most students had their exams in the first two weeks and a smaller number of students had four exams in the first week.

One of the key habits our students require to be successful is the ability to be organised. Organisational skills can be taught. There are strategies that we all employ to be highly organised and on top of all the demands that come rushing at us daily.

The top academic students have learnt this skill and have many strategies they utilise. You can see these strategies in action when they are coming closer to exams and assessment times. The first thing you notice is these students have developed and cemented a daily homework and study timetable and work all other activities around their studies.

The second strategy I have noticed is the top students have broken their tasks down to manageable pieces and they are very disciplined in tackling the tasks early and not procrastinating. The third action I have noticed is the top students make use of every minute of class time and regularly engage with their teachers seeking guidance and assistance when needed.

As our young men grow and develop it is important we assist our young people to develop these organisation strategies and learn from their mistakes in a safe and supportive environment. Within the family and our College, we can provide that supportive and safe environment. However, if we do all the tasks for our sons and do not allow them to stand on their own two feet, we should not be surprised when they fall.

So, let us begin this morning by expecting our sons to have made his lunch, packed his bag and to have his full uniform on when he leaves the house. As he picks up his school bag you are confident he has all items as he packed it the night before and you saw him checking his timetable and sports roster. You know he will have a good day at school because he understands the importance of utilising his time fully in the classroom and engaging with his teachers. And because he is well organised, he will be a much happier and pleasant person to be around and his friends will appreciate his new demeanour.

NAIDOC Week
“Always was, Always will be”, is the 2020 theme of NAIDOC Week. During this week, our College community have been exploring a number of different activities including the flag raising ceremony in the Junior School, exploring language in the Middle School and indigenous games for Health and Physical Education. Ms Barbara Dewis and Mr Blake Stockton have assisted our staff and students to explore the wonders of indigenous culture.

Prayers
This week we commemorated Remembrance Day.  The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front after the bloodshed of World War I. Over the past century, this reflection has been adopted across the globe as a time to remember those who served and sacrificed in all wars and conflicts.

We continue to pray for peace in our world for all peoples.

You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.

God bless

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. 

 

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Teaching and Learning

Return to the Theatre
Last night, the Year 11 Drama class and their teacher, Mrs Sophie Kenny were thrilled to return to the QPAC Playhouse theatre to see the Queensland Theatre Companies, Mouthpiece, performed by Christen O’Leary (Libby) and Jayden Popik (Declan).

In the style of political theatre, Libby is a struggling writer and Declan is a gifted artist who struggles to look after his younger sister in a volatile home life.  Although confronting at times, our students were inspired by the depth of the character performances and engaged enthusiastically in the conversations had about the use of dramatic elements and meaning after the show.

I am always so honoured to accompany our young men to the theatre. Last night was no exception as they did us proud.

Ms Sallyanne Freney, Curriculum Area Leader – The Arts

 

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Junior School

State of Origin is a wonderful time of the year (be it all a little strange to have the jerseys on when it is spring weather and not winter).  Being a sports fanatic, the friendly rivalry and dedication to a team that I am witnessing around the Junior School is a welcomed sight.  We hear of families who sit on the opposite ends of the couch, tales of birth places securing the loyalty that spans generations and above all, we see those bold enough to put the colours on – be it maroon or blue.

Many thanks to all those boys who participated in our free raffle, courtesy of Mrs Mascadri, and congratulations to the Year 5 and Year 6 boys who were able to munch on blue and red treats while watching the game last night.  My absolute favourite image yesterday was a Year 5 student wearing Dad’s QLD jersey that came down to his knees – with the proudest smile all day long.

Last Wednesday evening, we congratulated the students who achieved academic excellence in 2020 with a ceremony in the Hanrahan Theatre.  A wonderful evening for the boys who have worked at the highest standard across all curriculum areas – the thrill of discovering the Dux and Proxime Accessit for Year 5 and Year 6 never fails to pull at the heartstrings of family, staff and the classmates sitting right next to these individuals who beam with pride at the announcement.

Very few individuals can achieve this level with natural talent – it requires organisation, support from parents, goal setting and meticulous application using feedback from staff.  What is very important to mention, is that there will be students who were very close to receiving this recognition – and how vital it is to record somewhere safe what changes can be made in 2021 to get over the line.  “I’m possible” instead of “impossible”.  I am also incredibly mindful of any student who has put their best effort into their studies because that is enough for any parent and teacher.  You have another six – seven years to keep working towards your best – and it’s a well-known fact that the Dux of the College shines when the timing is right, after learning that the rollercoaster of challenges can be the most important time to learn of all.

Yesterday was Remembrance Day, when at 11.00am, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the College took time for acknowledgement to country, recognising the honour of fallen soldiers and veterans, and singing the Australian anthem.  Listening to the last post is always an emotional experience – the gratitude I feel as an adult for the freedom we have today is exponential, given the situations around us in world news.  The attempts of our young students to comprehend how lucky they are to live in spacious homes, attend schools where faith is encouraged, and holidays aplenty.  Boys gathered to colour poppies during both lunch breaks and create a collage, engaging in conversations about family members who have served, medals that are on display at home and the respect for all people past and present who keep us safe.

Our assessment period is upon us and I know only too well just how keeping a balance is crucial for families.  Teachers are showing flexibility with before school and break time “open rooms” for catching up boys who have had private lessons, absences or may deserve additional time to complete work to their best ability.  We cannot emphasize enough the importance of sleep and diet over the next few weeks.  Breakfast is just that – breaking the fast of the previous eight-10 hours – and it is essential to kick start the metabolism and get the neurons firing.  Lunch boxes might benefit from a sprinkling of changes to inspire and entice the boys during breaks.  A little note of support and love would not go astray either – be funny, proud or just old-fashioned adoring!  Breaks are important – exercise, getting outdoors (walking a dog or a visit to the park), cooking or playing a game as a family.  Whatever you can manage to decompress – build relationships and bring laughter into the day.  We all need that, adults just as much as children.  Be kind, take a breath, and be your best self.  Let us finish 2020 at the top of our game.

Mr Stephen Rouhliadeff, Head of Junior School

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Middle School

As I returned to work at the end of last week following over a month of leave, it was great to feel again the energy that so characterises Middle School. The concept of middle schooling was born out of an acknowledgment of the different developmental needs of young adolescents and a desire to harness their unique energy to create vibrant and engaging learning environments. After the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, I was truly heartened to see the boys so well focussed and engaged, especially given the fast-approaching welcome distraction of a well-earned holiday.

For me personally, as Peter Simpson has mentioned in previous weeks, the last six weeks have been quite the adventure. As most are aware, my wife underwent a kidney transplant during the September school holidays. Not only have I been both blessed and inspired to witness her courageous recovery, I have also had a front row seat to the wonders of modern medicine and the incredibly dedicated work of our health workers. As a family, we have humbly received a gift of life, only made possible by another person’s passing and their desire to donate their organs. This is something that we will be forever grateful for. I appreciate that organ donation can be a challenging topic of conversation for families to have, but I most certainly advocate  us all to consider visiting donatelife.gov.au and accessing the information about organ donation and how to formally register.

I extend a heartfelt thanks to Peter Simpson for acting in my absence, and to all the staff who supported him during that time. On behalf of my own family, I thank the Villanova community for their support and well-wishes.

Last week I, and many others I am pleased to say – tuned into the live feed of our Middle School’s Celebration of Excellence. As Head of School, it was especially pleasing to see the recipients gain acknowledgment for their strong academic performance and I would like to add my congratulations. Whilst this ceremony acknowledges the outstanding achievements of these boys, it is also important that we acknowledge all of the boys who have worked hard to reach their own potential and have achieved their goals for 2020. We all have our own measure of success and as educators and parents it’s vital that we celebrate all of those precious moments when our young men fulfil their potential and reach their own benchmarks of “success”, whatever the area: academic, personal, sporting, cultural, etc.

In these final weeks may we all continue to achieve our goals and be able to truly enjoy reflecting on how well we have done – in spite of the challenging year we have had!

Mr Greg O’Neill, Head of Middle School

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Senior School

As stated in my column in last week’s Villa View, last Thursday evening, we held the Senior School Celebration of Excellence in the Hanrahan Theatre, affirming the significance of our core business within our learning community.

The opening liturgy expressed our shared responsibility as educators of our young men and a vibrant reminder of our ongoing restless search for truth. I was incredibly proud of the outstanding contribution of our Senior School musicians, particularly the members of the Chamber Brass, Percussion Ensemble and Sinfonia String Orchestra for their musicianship and dedication to their craft.

I would like to congratulate all Senior School students who received awards for Overall Academic Excellence and Subject Awards. I would also like to affirm the outstanding achievement of the Year 10 and 11 recipients of Dux and Proxime Accessit:

Year 10 Dux: Liam McConville
Year 10 Proxime Accessit:  Lachlan McGregor
Year 11 Dux: Harry Corrigan
Year 11 Dux: Paddy Perrier

Finishing Well
We continue to challenge our Year 10 and Year 11 students to ensure that they remain focussed on their studies and disciplined in their mindset towards school to make certain that they finish the 2020 academic year with purpose and pride. With the shifting educational landscape, particularly in the transition between Year 11 and Year 12, the traditional delineation of work into semesters and terms no longer applies and as such, our Year 11 students in particular, realise that work completed this year contributes towards their final Year 12 results and ATAR score. As such, there can be no room for complacency in these final weeks ahead.

Furthermore, we also expect our Year 11 students to embrace the mantra of ‘the white shirt mentality’ in the positive example they project as the new leaders of the student body. It is pleasing to see the energy and enthusiasm exhibited by our incoming Senior cohort during their committee meetings in Form last week. I look forward to sharing with you their leadership vision and committee aspirations in the future.

Year 12 Final Week
Next week sees the culmination of the Villanova journey for our Year 12 students with the two most significant rites of passage events taking place – the Formal and Graduation Mass and Ceremony. We continue to keep our Year 12 students very much in our prayers as they conclude their time at the College.

“What sculpture is to a block of marble; education is to the human soul.” – Joseph Addison

Mr Matt Levander, Head of Senior School

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Ministry and Formation News

AIC Captains’ Forum
Yesterday, Villanova hosted a special conference bringing together more than 30 student leaders from across the AIC Colleges. The aims of the occasion were to:

  1. Offer formation to all the young leaders so as to create unity and a network of contacts
  2. Create an AIC-wide winter appeal for 2021 for partner organisations

To this end, we welcomed a panel of guest speakers from Lutheran Australian Services, Rosies, Vinnies, and Emmanuel City Mission. Vicki Gollancz, Jayne Shallcross, Dan Ingledew, and Roby Curtis explained the unbelievable leverage achieved by the practical support of the Colleges. It is not just a question of money and goods, but also the friendship offered to people who are down on their luck and the sense of amazement when the students come down from their beautiful hilltop campuses to help our neighbours in Brisbane.

It was exciting and inspiring to see the impact of the discussion, and the creativity unleashed when the students from different schools set to work in planning the 2021 AIC Winter Appeal. Many staff members made a great day possible: hosts and organisers, Eleni Greenaway and Nicole Jones; Design Thinking coach, Mannie Navarro, and passionate deliverer of the Acknowledgement, Blake Stockton. I want also to mention the humbling and beautiful gift of AIC cupcakes and “Good Works” biscuits from La Violette bakery.  I think the students all felt spoilt and special – and ready to replicate the generosity.

But a better insight is provided by 2020 Ministry Captain Isaak Collie, who gave up his time to be a mentor to the next cohort of servant leaders:

‘Today I witnessed the creation of an incredible 2021 legacy project. Several Year 11 students from various schools across the AIC came together and began discussing how to put down the cricket bats and instead pick up the hamper basket. The ultimate goal of this project is to organise initiatives during sporting rounds to collect goods or raise money for various organisations such as Saint Vincent de Paul, Rosies, Emmanuel City Mission, and the Australian Lutheran World Service in order to help those less fortunate than us and fulfill the gospel value of human dignity.

Dignity appeared to be a common theme throughout the room, with groups agreeing on the potential creation of an annual ‘dignity round.’ Other ideas included rotating various charities between schools every round, so that a wide coverage is ensured. My personal favourite idea however was having guest speakers (e.g. Dan from SVDP) come before First games and speak on behalf of the organisation, providing education to the spectators. That way, parents and students know what they are donating to and for. The main thing that set today’s conference apart from others I have visited is that you felt the need to take practical action afterwards and you were given the tools to do so. I hope 2021 marks the beginning of an era where both pragmatic ministry and cooperation between the AIC schools becomes common place and, maybe one day, tradition.

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)’

There was a palpable sense of occasion in the Auditorium of the new St Thomas of Villanova Learning Centre. It felt like the united states of the AIC and this is what the shared mission of AIC should be: to collaborate generously, unleashing the creativity of young people, in order to build better futures for people far less advantaged. St Mary McKillop would approve, as would Saints Thomas of Villanova, and Vincent de Paul.

Winter Appeal
The St Vincent de Paul team meeting on Tuesday was a moment when the small actions of lots of individuals became suddenly visible as a tidal force. So many ordinary gifts add up to the extraordinary overflow of hygiene items, staple foods and sweet treats which are packing the RE Centre. To make the effect even more dramatic, a constant stream of Mini Vinnies students flowed in from Junior School throughout the meeting.

Owing to the collaboration with young old boy Kush Sami (2011), we are also seeking this year to recycle and/or collect stationery items to serve some of the orphan children in India and Sri Lanka. Kush co-ordinates the packing and shipping, and is asking for our help in donating any of the following:

  • Lead pencils
  • Colour pencils
  • Pens (blue, black and red)
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Exercise books all different
  • Scrap books for younger year level
  • Felt pens
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpeners
  • Display folders
  • Plastic sleeves
  • Calculators

Collection of these items will be co-ordinated by the Green Team, through a collection from homerooms and classrooms.

NAIDOC Week
The Green Team have also been prominent this week in placing posters in the language of the first peoples near the recycling bins. The aim is to remind students to be grateful, to take responsibility for their corner of the world, and thus to honour the ancestors who made this campus a place of learning, of friendship, of community for so many years before the College even arrived.

The next plan is to create a Green Team garden along the Priory wall.

Staff Formation
That there are so many Villanova staff who are willing to push the boat out in support of building character in students is a humbling aspect of working at the College. Two little anecdotes may serve to illustrate when you really do experience good news (“Gospel” values) at work:

  1. Our young Work and Welcome worker, Bruno, had been struggling to meet his transport bills, coming to and from Inala each day. An unofficial whip-round then bought a new Go Card, driving lessons, and a $100 gift voucher. Would Augustine approve? Well, this is what two Augustine scholars would say. “Augustine frequently drew from his church’s treasury in order to purchase the freedom of slaves” (Robert Dodaro). Meanwhile James KA Smith tells us that “Augustine’s church was a sanctuary for economic migrants, and he would appeal to imperial authorities on behalf of those displaced and in jeopardy….Augustine responded to on-the-ground evils and injustice as an ally and advocate. To be humane and compassionate is the calling for students in a Catholic school, especially when such a position and action runs against the grain.
  2. One of our two currawong nestlings fell from his high perch in Veritas, and since then a male staff member has been nursing the chick, providing food every three hours.

My feeling is that working in an open-hearted community in turn creates a greater humanity in staff and therefore students.

Staff Overnight Retreat
Accelerating this process is the priority given to staff sharing “sacred” time together to really get to know each other. To this end, Mrs Eleni Greenaway, Co-ordinator of Senior RE, organised a wonderful-refreshing day and night away last Friday. At a bush location in Mount Cotton, 14 staff members gave up family time to learn more about St Augustine, and to take the risk to share what matters most in their inner lives.

Sunday Readings
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Mr John Holroyd, Dean of Mission and Identity

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Sport

2021 COACHES, MANAGERS AND OFFICIALS NEEDED
For those who are interested in any of the abovementioned positions in 2021, please complete the online nomination form which is posted on the ‘Locker Room’ page.

All online nominations received will be compiled into a database. Before each season commences a member of the Sports Office will contact those who have expressed an interest to assist. A final confirmation of commitment will be sought, and further details will be given.

I thank all those who were able to assist throughout 2020 and I invite those who would like to assist in 2021 to become involved for the benefit of our students and the College.

VILLANOVA COLLEGE SWIMMING – LANGLANDS POOL
Please find below the dates which training will cease over the upcoming vacation period at Langlands Pool. We certainly hope all swimmers will continue their training throughout the Christmas holiday period.

Last day – Friday 18 December 2020
Start back – Monday 4 January 2021

AIC AFL, CRICKET AND VOLLEYBALL TRIALS
All AIC AFL and cricket trials have now been completed for all teams from Years 5 – 12 (2021). In 2021, the following cricket trials have been organised before Round 1 of the AIC Cricket season:

Cricket Date Claimers

  •  Friday 22 January – 6A; 8A; 9A; 10A; Third XI, Second XI and First XI will have their annual cricket trial against Churchie. Times and venues TBC. Please keep this date free. There will also be a 7A v 7B internal trial.
  • Saturday 23 January – Year 6-12 cricket trial against St Patrick’s College, Year 5 will have internal trials. Times and dates TBA
  • Saturday 30 January – AIC Round 1 v Iona

Cricket Selection Process – Phase 2
After the recent trials, all coaches were asked to submit to the Sport Office their ‘recommendation’ as to who they believe should be in the A, B, C teams based on the performances given at the trial game.

Please be aware all players were offered at least four/five overs batting overs (within a pair) and a minimum of two overs bowling on the day of the trial. Mr Nathan Dufty and members of the Sports Office were present throughout the day observing players and talking to those who conducted the games regarding selections. The Director of Sport, the AIC Co-ordinator and the Head Cricket Coach (Mr Nathan Dufty) will work through the recommendations and cross-reference the performances given at the game with the gradings given at the net sessions held last week in order to formulate all teams.

As per the ‘Selection Guidelines and Code of Conduct’ acknowledged and agreed by all parents at the time of sign-on. A, B and C teams are graded. All coloured teams will be of equal grading. Students who make an A and B team are classified as competitive teams who compete for aggregates. These players will have a specific role in the team and duties will not be shared equally within these teams. If parents prefer their son to receive equal batting and bowling opportunities, please inform the Sports Office and we will place your boy in a C team or lower.

All teams from Years 5 – 12 will be posted on the web in the AIC Cricket section by 3.00pm this Friday. These teams will be considered as draft teams. Following the trials and training held early next year these teams can and will change.

All cricket team/squad lists are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training.

VOLLEYBALL TRIAL PROCESS
AIC Volleyball trials are still ongoing. Please refer to the College’s website to find a list of all boys required for further trials against Iona this Saturday.  Another set of volleyball trials have been organised against SLC next Saturday, 21 November.  We hope to finalise all volleyball teams from Years 7 – 12 after the SLC trial day. These teams will be posted on the web before the end of year.

Volleyball teams for this week and next will be posted in the AIC Volleyball section of the website.

All volleyball team/squad lists are subject to change throughout the entire season depending on player performance, attitude and attendance at training.

Volleyball Date Claimers

  •  Saturday 14 November  – AIC Volleyball Trials v Iona
  • Saturday 21 November – AIC Volleyball Trials v SLC
  • Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 January – AIC Volleyball Clinics (time and venue TBA)
  • Saturday 23 January – Full school Volleyball trial v St Patrick’s College
  • Saturday 30 January – Round 1 v Iona

Volleyball Trial Game v Iona Saturday 14 November
Please be aware that a full set of volleyball trial games has been organized against Iona for all teams. Please visit the College website for all times and venues. Players are to arrive at least 30 minutes before their allocated game time. All players are to wear their PE uniform. Please note – only one parent per player may spectate at the game.

SWIMMING/VOLLEYBALL AND CRICKET CLINICS – 2021
Please find below some date claimers regarding to the up-coming swimming, volleyball and cricket clinics, which are open to all students from Years 5 – 12 in 2021. These are great opportunities for our student athletes to develop their skills before the 2021 AIC sport season commences.

Cricket Clinic – 19, 20 and 21 January at Villanova Park (flyer found on website within AIC Cricket section)
Swim Clinic – 18 January at Langlands Pool (flyer TBC soon)
Volleyball Clinic – 18 and 19 January at Goold Hall (flyer TBC soon)

AFL TRIALS
AFL trials have now concluded. All squad lists are now posted on the web under the AIC AFL section.

The next stage will be the following trials next year:

AFL Trial Date Claimers

Friday 22 January 2021

  • First team trial v SPC, times and venues TBA

Saturday 23 January 2021

  • Year 7 and Year 8/9 team trial v SPC, times and venues TBA
  • Year 5A and 5B and Year 6A and 6B internal trials, times and venues TBA

At the conclusion of the internal Year 5 and Year 6 trials, all ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams will be announced. Those students who were unsuccessful in making an AFL squad are more than welcome to play cricket. We ask these students/families to email the Sports Office – sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au so that he can be added to a cricket team.

FIRST XI AND SECOND XI CRICKET TRIAL MATCHES
Villanova will play a trial match v Iona this weekend. Mr Nathan Dufty has selected the two teams to play in these trial matches. These teams are posted on the web in the AIC Cricket section.

Saturday 14 November v Iona at Villanova Park

  • First XI : 9.30am 50 overs (First XI team are required to attend a naming ceremony of the cricket nets at 7.45am in full cricket whites and College blazer with green sports cap please)
  • Second XI: 1.00pm 35 overs

Note – Players are to provide their own lunch and water bottles please

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT
Well done to Charley Hegarty who was recently selected in the Met East Junior Triathlon team. Charley will be heading to Hervey Bay in February for the State Titles. Best wishes Charley!

Mr Craig Stariha, Director of Sport

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Music

Christmas Extravaganza
Christmas is coming!  Villanova Music will be celebrating Christmas in November with our annual Gala concert tonight, commencing at 6pm.  We will be holding our event in Goold Hall, with the music also simulcast to the Middle School Quadrangle via big screen.

Remember to bring your picnic rug or camp chair.  For those of you who have pre-purchased a Villanova camp chair or Wildcat cooler stool, these will be available for collection upon sign-in this evening.

Key information has been emailed home – please ensure you have received it so that you and your son are aware of arrival and uniform requirements.

If you were unable to procure a ticket for this evening’s concert, we will be streaming this event via our College YouTube Channel.  Please access this stream via the following link:  https://youtu.be/kdRfjvLahDQ

This event will include performances from our Choir, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Guitar Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Consort String Orchestra, Camerata String Orchestra, and the Supernovans.  We hope you enjoy!

Music Support Group AGM – new Executive
Our Music Support Group met on Monday evening for their Annual General Meeting.  After this session, we welcome some new faces to the Music Support Group Executive.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Villanova College Music Support Group Executive for 2021:

President: Michael Molloy (Old Boy)
Vice President:  Jayedan Naidu (Old Boy)
Secretary:  Lucinda Timms and Suzi Walding
Treasurer: Rosalind Smith

I would like to thank the following people who have taken on Executive roles in the QCMF Organising Group:

President:  Michael Molloy (Old Boy)
Vice President:  Jayedan Naidu (Old Boy)
Secretary:  Anjali Henders
Treasurer: Rosalind Smith

Finally, I would like to thank the outgoing Executive, particularly Ken Hartley (Past President) and Anjali Henders (Past Vice President) for their fantastic support over what has been a challenging year.  Their team has made a number of changes to some of the machinations of our Music program that will go quite some way to support the future development of Music at Villanova.  Thank you very much for your tireless efforts – it is greatly appreciated personally and by the entire program.

Instrumental Music 2021
Information regarding the program for 2021 has been forwarded home via email over the past week.  If you or your son did not receive this information, please contact the Music Office as a matter of urgency.  We are looking forward to some exciting opportunities next year; we look forward to sharing these with you and your son.

We require a returned, signed and completed enrolment form clearly outlining your son’s engagement with music next year.  If you have any queries regarding Music at Villanova and your son’s involvement, please do not hesitate to contact the Music Office for further information on 3394 5691.

Key dates for Term 4
Key dates for Term 4 are outlined below.

Term 4
6 12 November Christmas Extravaganza
7 22 November Music Open Day – Year 5 Testing (TBC)
7 22 November Music Support Group EOY BBQ
8 23 November Loan instruments returned for servicing
8 23 November All rehearsals conclude

Entertainment Memberships
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Thank you all for your continued support of Villanova Music.  We are glad to continue to be of service to you and your son as we navigate this challenging time together.

Mr Michael Jones, Director of Music

 

 

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Parent Information

Villanova International Carnival – we need your help!

Planning is underway for the Villa Carnival 2021 in line with COVID safe guidelines. The committee is urgently seeking help to fill several crucial positions. If these positions are not filled by the end of November, it may mean that next year’s Carnival and future events will not go ahead.

We are urgently seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Bulk Procurement and Stall Logistics Convenor
  • Logistics and Safety Convenor
  • Ride Convenor
  • Volunteer Roster Convenor

If you are considering one of these roles, please do not hesitate to contact event co-ordinator Jamie Whitlock by email jamie@brubecks.com.au

Tuckshop Roster (Monday 16 November – Friday 20 November)
All volunteers rostered on this week will be contacted directly by the Tuckshop.

 

 

 

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