Dear Members of Villanova College Family
The Gospel reading on Sunday tells the story of Jesus at the well with the woman from Samaria. The woman, a Samaritan, was astounded that a person of Jewish faith would speak to her and ask her for a drink. In the ensuing conversation Jesus shares with the Samaritan woman a little about his mission and the love of God for all.
“Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again; but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life.” John 4: 13-15
Through her interactions with Jesus the Samaritan woman comes to accept him as the provider of living water. Jesus understands her life story and in accepting and not condemning her allows her faith to grow and she in turn brings others to faith in Jesus as Messiah and savior of the world.
The 2017 International Carnival held on Saturday 18 March was a great community event. The College campus came alive with a large crowd of adults and young people constantly moving about the campus taking in all the activities on offer. My sincere thanks to Mr Cameron Clelland and the many stall convenors and volunteers who were a significant part of the organizing team. The efforts of our parents to support the College is appreciated by all in the Villanova College community. Well done to the Parents and Friends Association on a great carnival.
This week Years 12 and 11 students will commence their Term One Assessment Block on Thursday 23 March. Students have been made aware of the expectations for the Assessment Block and have access to the timetable. It is very important our students are organized and prepared for the assessment tasks. Here are a few suggestions for parents to impart to their sons
- Don’t panic
- Eat something before the exam
- Read all the questions carefully
- Use your exam time wisely
- Avoid ‘panic talk’ in the schoolyard before the exam
- Arrive in good time
- Have all the necessary equipment
- Know where the exam is being held- which room?
- Drink plenty of water
We keep in our prayers Ms Kristina Whitehead and her family following the recent death of her mother.
May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen
You have made us for Yourself O Lord,
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You
Mr Mark Stower, Principal