Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
Late last week I received a phone call from Wynnum police informing me they had charged three young females with setting the fire at Villanova Park. I was disappointed to hear that local residents of the area had deliberately lit the fire. Due to the age of the offenders, the police have indicated that their charges will proceed through the Community Justice Program.
Mr Peter Dawson from Architectus has been contracted to detail the design of the new facilities at Villanova Park as part of his master planning for the College. This project will take some time to complete and I hope our community will continue to be patient as we create a new and exciting addition to our facilities at Villanova Park.
On Friday 24 November, End of Semester Reports for all students will be available to parents through the Villanova College Parent Portal. I believe it may be the best approach to review the report with your son in the coming week while the end of the year is still fresh in his mind. The teaching staff have taken considerable time to provide feedback to families to assist the students to address any concerns in their academic progress. It is very important students see their report and engage with the comments.
Last week I suggested students review their results by asking four questions:
- Where have I achieved well in my studies?
- Are there areas my teachers are suggesting for improvement?
- Do I understand what I need to do to continue to improve?
- Does the Semester Two Report reflect my best efforts with my studies?
Thank you for taking the time to sit down with your son and review his academic progress in 2017.
Parents and Friends Association
Following the Annual General Meeting of the Parents and Friends Association, I am pleased to announce the Executive Committee for 2018:
President – Mr James Griffiths
Vice Presidents – Mr Ernie Civitarese and Mr Jason Trevethan
Secretary – Mrs Robyn Wills
Treasurer- Mr Damien Colbert
International Carnival Convenor – Mr Cameron Clelland
Parent Representative Co-ordinator – Mrs Allison Gamer
In thanking the Executive Committee for their tremendous work over the course of 2017, I would like to thank and recognise the significant contribution of Vice-President, Mr Brian Dooley and Parent Representative Co-ordinator, Ms Keri Campbell. Both Keri and Brian have worked tirelessly on behalf of the College and I am grateful for their contribution.
I wish all our families the blessing of the Christmas Season. I hope there is time within the celebrations and family gatherings to remember the significance of this time. “God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
God of love, Father of all,
the darkness that covered the earth
has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh.
Make us a people of this light.
Make us faithful to your Word,
that we may bring your life to the waiting world.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Mr Mark Stower, Principal