Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Later this week I will be sending to all families a letter explaining the 2018 Tuition Fees for Villanova College. The College Business Manager and myself have been working with the College Board and College Finance Advisory Committee to formulate a realistic budget for 2018. All members of the Board and Finance Advisory Committee are mindful of the need to keep fees affordable for families and to plan for the future of the College in a prudent manner.
The challenges presented by the changes to Commonwealth Government funding for schools has had an impact on Villanova College as all schools transition to the new funding target of 80% of the School Resource Standard – SRS. Due to all Catholic Schools in Queensland being one group or block, this transition period must happen over six years from 2018 through until 2023. As a consequence, Villanova College’s funding from the Commonwealth Government will be increasingly reducing over the six-year period with a direct effect on our income.
Student Leaders 2018
I am pleased to announce the following students have accepted leadership positions for 2018:
Academic Captain: Asier Goni
Cultural Captain: Cael McWilliam
Ministry Captain: Thomas Balshaw
Music Captain: Alexander Dang
Sport Captain: Nicholas Elsey
Crane: Regan Womersley
Goold: Angelo Natale Davila
Heavey: Tyreece Rotscheid-Felu
Murray: Lachlan Littleton
Crane: Louis Caltabiano
Goold: William Barwick
Heavey: Matthew Short
Murray: Jake Perrier
As a community, we offer our support to these young men as they accept the challenges of leadership. I am confident these students will strive to be excellent role models and servant leaders.
Year 12 Graduation
Next week marks the final week for our Year 12 students as they prepare to graduate from the College and move into the next phase of education, training and/or work. The Year 12 Formal will be held on Tuesday evening 14 November at Suncorp Stadium.
On Thursday 16 November the Graduation Mass and Ceremony will be held in Goold Hall and I look forward to joining with the parents of our Year 12 students as we officially farewell the students.
We keep all Year 12 students and their families in our prayers and thoughts at this time.
A Blessing for our Year 12 Students
Dearest Father in Heaven,
Bless our young men and bless this day
Of new beginnings.
Smile upon these young men
And surround each of them, Lord,
With the soft mantle of your love.
Teach our young men to follow in your footsteps,
And to live life in the ways of
Love, faith, hope and charity. Amen
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal