Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Next week marks the final days of the year for all our students. During this week the teaching staff will be busy finalising all marking of assessment tasks and completing reporting. Semester Two Reports will be available on the Parent Lounge from Friday 24 November.
The Semester Two Report will provide the academic results achieved by your son across the assessment tasks for each subject. Accompanying the results are comments from the teaching staff to assist in guiding the student on areas where he is achieving well and areas for attention in the future.
I ask parents to find some time after the reports are available to download a copy and to sit down with your students to allow him to read the report and to provide some comments to the following questions.
- Where have you achieved well in your studies?
- Are there areas your teachers are suggesting need improvement?
- Do you understand what you need to do to continue to improve?
- Does the Semester Two Report reflect your best efforts with your studies?
For many students the report will be a reflection of the hard work and dedication to their studies over the past semester.
Last Day Arrangements
On Friday 24 November, the students will be dismissed at 10.30 am following the End of Year Liturgy and College Assembly.
This Saturday 18 November Hutchinson Builders will be installing the steel framework for the Eastern Façade on the Fr Michael Morahan Staff Centre. The work will involve cranes and lifting of steel. The crane will be placed outside the Tuckshop area and any parents and students coming on site on Saturday will need to stay well clear of the work area. For safety reasons the Tolentine Building and Fr Michael Morahan Staff Centre will need to be vacated when the lifting of the steel is being undertaken.
Work on the Fr Michael Morahan Staff Centre will continue for the remainder of the year. The work site is fenced and students and staff have been advised of the safety requirements when moving around the campus.
Br Dang Ordination to Order of Deacon
On Saturday 2 December Archbishop Mark Coleridge will ordain Br Nguyễn Ngọc Hải Đăng OSA to the order of Deacon at St James Church at 10.00am. This important occasion is an opportunity for our wider Augustinian community to come together to celebrate the ordination of Br Dang. We keep Br Dang in our prayers.
Year 12 Graduation
As we say goodbye to our Year 12 Graduands we wish each of them and their families every blessing for the future. Over the past week we have celebrated with the families of our senior students this significant milestone, the conclusion of twelve years of education. We are certainly very proud of our Year 12 students and we will keep them in our prayers and thoughts.
May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
We keep in our prayers Ms Pam Betts, Executive Director, Brisbane Catholic Education and past Board Director following the death of Pam’s mother, Joan Betts last week. We also keep in our prayers the family of Mrs Sam Sleep as her mother battles significant health issues at this time.
You have made us for Yourself O Lord
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal