The Villanova College Foundation Wieneke Family Music Fund

Villanova College enjoys a proud tradition in music where all students are encouraged to be part of the music program. In Junior School, Year 5 students participate in two music classes each week, a classroom music session, and an instrumental performance.

During the 1990s, a benevolent member of the Wieneke family (Mrs Edna Wieneke) created a fund through a donation to Villanova for musical purposes. With the blessing of Edna’s nephew, Father Peter Wieneke OSA, (class of ’62, current College Chaplain and past Rector), Edna’s donation was reimagined in 2019 to create a fully tax-deductible DGR (Deductible Gift Recipients) fund, the Villanova College Foundation Wieneke Family Music Fund (Wieneke Family Music Fund).

The Wieneke Family Music Fund is a managed fund which broadens the educational opportunities of our community by supporting the fees of musically-talented boys at Villanova. The fund distributes bursaries towards College fees for eligible students based on the following criteria:

  • Have met, or meet the enrolment criteria for the College and whose families desire a Catholic education
  • Because of financial limitations, would otherwise find it difficult to attend the College
  • Have demonstrated considerable talent in playing a musical instrument
  • Display a keen enthusiasm to continue their musical education and to be involved with instrumental ensembles

For further information on applying, please contact Villanova College Director of Music, Mr Michael Jones by email.

Terry Hendle Tuition Bursary

The Terry Hendle Endowment Trust was established in 1994 and is administered by the Villanova Old Boys’ Association Incorporated (VOBAI).

It was named in honour of Terry Hendle, the only Villanova College alumni to have lost his life in action during the Vietnam War.

Since 1995, VOBAI has donated $46,000 from its proceeds to this fund. There has been one recipient who has completed his schooling, and the fund has a current beneficiary.

The Terry Hendle Bursary seeks to support students by providing assistance with tuition fees. Eligible students are those:

  • Whose families desire a Catholic education for their son
  • Who meet the standard enrolment criteria for the College
  • Who, because of financial limitations, would otherwise find it difficult to attend the College

For further information, please contact Mr Harrison Adams, President of the VOBAI on mobile 0433 493 357.