The aim of this page is to provide our new families commencing at Villanova in 2023 with a one-stop-shop to all information regarding your son’s start. We hope this is a helpful resource as we understand the volume of information you receive can be a little overwhelming. Please don’t hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org should you require clarification on any matter.
TERM DATES 2023
Please check the College Calendar for the most up to date term date and event information.
Term 1: Tuesday 24 January – Friday 31 March
(Students in Years 5, 7 and 12 will commence school on Tuesday 24 January. Students in Year 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 return to school on Wednesday 25 January)
Term 2: Monday 17 April – Friday 16 June
Tuesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
Monday 1 May – Labour Day Public Holiday
Term 3: Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September
Wednesday 16 August – EKKA Show Holiday
Friday 1 September – Moderation/CTJ Day and Pupil Free Day
Term 4: Tuesday 3 October – Friday 24 November
Last day for Year 12s – Friday 17 November
SCHOOL HOURS Junior, Middle and Senior: commence at 8:25am and conclude at 3:00pm. It is recommended that boys arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the commencement time.
STUDENT ABSENCES The College’s preferred notification for student absentees is through Parent Lounge or the College App. An alternative number to report an absentee is 3394 5699.
HOME SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
Parent Lounge Parent Lounge is the College’s main communication tool to provide parents with up-to-date information from the College on events, notices and various activities. Parent login details were provided to new families in your information packs at the New Parents Welcome and Information Evenings in September and will remain the same for the duration of your son(s) time at Villanova College. Parent Lounge is accessible from the College website www.vnc.qld.edu.au.au and the College App and has a number of features that allow parents to change personal details and update student medical details. Official school reports are available on Parent Lounge at the end of each semester (June and December) and interim reports are available to parents in April and September.
App Villanova College has its own customised App to communicate directly to both parents and students. The app is free and accessible for Android and Apple devices via the Google Plan Store and the Apple App store. To install the College app search for Villanova College. The app is a handy option to report absentees, receive important notifications (for example training cancellations and sporting fixture information), log into Parent Lounge and access College web links like the Weekly Sports Draw.
For information on downloading the App click here.
Newsletter The College newsletter, Villa View, and Sports Bulletins are published on the College website (www.vnc.qld.edu.au) on alternate Thursdays during term time. The link to these is emailed directly to parents and can also be read via the College App.
Flexischools Parents are able to set up an account using Flexischools which allow students to use their student ID cards as debit cards to pay for purchases at the Tuckshop and Tolle Lege Library for printing. Full details on how to set up a Flexischools account will be given once your son is provided with this student ID card early in 2022.
For information on setting up your Flexischool account, click here.
Social Media The Villanova College official Facebook and Instagram pages along with the separate sub-school Instagram pages keep current students, parents, Old Boys and prospective parents up to date with College news and events. The year level Facebook groups are often a great information source in those first few months (even if most posts tend to be about lost uniform items). Please note that membership of our Facebook groups comes with responsibilities and guidelines. These pages are for parents and caregivers only (an Admin will approve you after verifying eligibility).
2023 SCHOOL FEES 2023 School Fees are available here.
UNIFORMS AND FITTING APPOINTMENTS
All new students to Villanova College are required to make a uniform fitting appointment (or visit the Uniform Shop in regular 2021 trading hours). Appointments will be available to
book online from September 2022. Appointments will commence from Monday 28th November 2022. For information on how to book your son’s fitting appointment, please here.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) Villanova College is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. To assist you in your purchasing decisions for BYOD laptops for 2023, please watch the following video presentation by Jason Lane, eLearning Pedagogy Leader (9 mins). This video covers examples of BYOD laptop use at the College, purchasing advice and BYOD support/contact information.
The College seeks to assist parents in device selection with an optional Parent Purchasing Portal. The portal aims to make purchasing simpler by offering a range of devices that meet the minimum recommended specifications. Parents may use this portal to select a device, accessories, warranty extensions and ADP (Accidental Damage Protection) plans and payment options.
Visit the JB Education Parent Purchasing Portal at:
DROP-OFF and PICK-UP To help with the large volume of traffic, the College has designated loading zones for each school. Junior School should use the designated zone at the bottom of Eighth Avenue, Middle School parents are asked to use the zone in Fifth Avenue while Senior School parents use the loading zone at the top of Eighth Avenue. Please move to the front of the line to avoid further congestion in peak periods. Please be aware that Brisbane City Council officers often patrol the area and fine parents who don’t use designated loading zones. We request that Seventh Avenue is not used for drop-offs or pick-ups.
Both sides of Sixth Avenue and the front of the College are reserved as Bus Zones, with No Standing signs at both ends of the zones. Please note traffic restrictions in place on Fifth and Sixth Avenues between 2 – 4pm.
Please do not drive onto the College grounds, driveways or staff parking areas to drop off or pick up your son. A safe waiting area for boys who finish after-school training/rehearsals late, is inside the security gates at the Sixth Avenue entrance.
Please do not double park or block driveways – this includes the Sixth and Eighth Avenue entrances.
Please remember the 40km/h school zones.
TRANSPORT To view bus routes and transport options click here
VILLA SUPPORTER GEAR The Villa Sports Club and Music Support Group offer a range of Villa Supporter Gear for parents and students. The range includes:
Personalised Villa swimming towels
VNC caps (pink and gold) – parents only
Wildcat camp chairs
Please note that orders for personalised swimming towels need to be in before September 15 if required before Christmas. To order supporter gear, please click here.
DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
Forms to complete All forms will be sent to families electronically.
Stationery Lists Stationery lists will be made available to families in Term 4.
Complete the Family Participation Form. This form is emailed directly to parents/guardians.
Complete the online Supplementary Enrolment Information Form. This form is emailed directly to parents/guardians. For Year 5 students please upload the Year 5 Camp Waiver form through this online form.
Order your son’s stationery requirements (refer to year level lists)