Welcome to Villanova College. I warmly invite you to become part of our vision for excellence in boys’ education.
We are proud of our story of Catholic education in the Augustinian Tradition since our humble beginnings in 1948. In those early days the teaching staff was comprised of Augustinian Fathers who had aspirations for high standards in academic, cultural and sporting activities, as well as building a lively community in which members are “one heart and mind on the way towards God.”
Our challenge today is to creatively respond to the new demands of future education while upholding the values of our tradition.
Today Villanova College caters for more than 1,400 boys from Year 5 to 12 across three distinctive precincts. The Three Schools, One College structure recognises the developmental journey of our students as they move from pre-adolescence to adulthood. Each school is designed to cater for the educational, social and emotional needs of each student through age-specific programs.
Students have access to a rich variety of cultural, sporting and social justice programs at Villanova. In developing the ‘whole person’, the College staff recognises the need to provide opportunities for students to develop their gifts and talents, and to explore new horizons that challenge them to excel beyond expectation.
A distinct feature of our Augustinian charism is the strong sense of welcome and community that unites staff, parents and students. We treasure open, friendly and caring relationships between teachers and students. As an educator himself, St Augustine considered this an essential element for both good teaching and learning.
We teach boys about life and quality relationships, modelled to us by Jesus. We teach about the interior journey, spiritual reflections and choosing the right actions. We welcome people of all faiths and denominations to share our story of hope.
In this way we continue to forge our reputation as a Catholic college “striving for excellence in boys’ education as an Augustinian community, one in mind and heart on the way towards God.”
Mr Mark Stower
I hope you will accept our invitation to become a part of this special community where we ‘strive for excellence in boys’ education as an Augustinian community, one in mind and heart on the way towards God.’ (Vision Statement 2015)