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26 November 2021 Issue 30

Avila College News

Dear Avila Community

Happy Friday! Today we celebrate, congratulate and farewell our Year 10 and 11 students. They have worked with persistence, resilience and optimism throughout this year. In the past week they have put into action their learning through exam assessment and the Head Start Program. Each of them deserves to be congratulated for the big and the small achievements. Well done!
On the weekend the Advent Season marks a new, fresh and hope filled beginning to the Church Year. In Advent we await with joy and anticipation the beauty a new baby brings to the world. Surrounded in love and a promise of new beginnings. May our Advent journey be a joyous one.

One more week for our Year 7 to 9 students ahead...don't miss this year's Christmas video to get into the mood!

Happy Learning!

Dr Michelle Cotter | Principal
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT, Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed
Advent is the beginning of the liturgical calendar. It is a season of spiritual preparation marked by an eager longing for the birth of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. This weekend we commence the season of Advent.  As a faith community Advent is an opportunity to centre our thoughts and prayers and to look forward to the Christmas Season.

This Advent might be an opportunity to share in some Advent activities with your families including such things as: having a family meal together weekly and sharing in each other's company or creating a family advent calendar of events and activities that the family can share in together. Taking part in our Vinnies Christmas food Appeal could also be a way of sharing the Advent spirit.  

Faith & Mission

Weekly Prayer

Lord God, we adore you because you have come to us in the past.
You have spoken to us in the Law of Israel.
You have challenged us in the words of the prophets.
You have shown us in Jesus what you are really like.

Lord God, we adore you because you still come to us now.
You come to us through other people and their love and concern for us.
You come to us through men and women who need our help.
You come to us as we worship you with your people.

Lord God, we adore you because you will come to us at the end.
You will be with us at the hour of death.
You will still reign supreme when all human institutions fail.
You will still be God when our history has run its course.

We welcome you, the God who comes.
Come to us now in the power of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Caryl Micklem, "Contemporary Prayers for Public Worship"


Faith & Mission

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 21 November
Luke 21: 25–28, 34–36
Be ready for the second coming.

3 December
International Day of People with Disability

Quick Links


Student of the Term

Today we recognised our Year 10 and 11 Students of the Term. Congratulations to Sarah Patturajan and Paige Jansens Ter Laeck.

This positive, dedicated and friendly student embraces new challenges with a smile. Her can-do attitude encourages those around her and she generously shares her time and expertise to help others. She is kind, compassionate and a good listener who will always offer a hand to anyone in need. She strives for justice in our community and is always willing to help in order to make Avila the best it can be.

Hardworking and committed to her studies, she balances her work so that she can make valued contributions to the school community through clubs and social justice activities. We are delighted to recognise the Year 10 Student of the Term Sarah Patturajan .

Always challenging herself to do better this student demonstrates both vision and daring in her daily school life. All about action and authenticity, she is a person who follows through and does what she says she is going to do. Her contributions to the school community help make it a better place and her friendliness and compassion help create a nicer place.

A role model student, she is always prepared and shows thoughtfulness, insight and maturity in class both onsite and online. A joyful addition to the Avila community we are very pleased to award the Year 11 Student of the Term to Paige Jansens Ter Laeck.  

Year 10 and Year 11

Celebration of Excellence

Congratulations to all our Year 10 and Year 11 award recipients recognised at today's Celebration of Excellence. The Year 7, 8 and 9 ceremony will be held next Friday. 
Major Awards 2021
ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award Tyler Bennett
Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award Danielle Weyermayr
Avila College Community Engagement Award Anja Hulston
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar Lily Rivalland
Marie Boyle Year 10 Humanities Award Caitlin Beyrooti

Avila College STEM Award Elizabeth Dinh

Monash Scholars Award Charlotte O’Shea, Gisella Santosa and Danielle Weyermayr
Year 10 Subject Awards 2021
Religious Education   
Caitlin Beyrooti
Design & Technology 
Thanh-Vy Quach Nguyen
Jyothika Nair
Music Performance   
Ashanthi Silva
Studio Arts     
Ellie-Rose Freeman
Studio Arts Photography
Alana Monea
Visual Communication Design           
Alana Monea
Lucy Donnelly
Caitlin Beyrooti
Health & Physical Education  
Anja Hulston
Food Studies  
Alexandra Gunther
Anja Hulston
Mia Donaldson
Ruby Campbell
Olivia Babbington
Gisella Santosa
Ruby Pagliaro
Lily Rivalland
Maya Trcek
Agricultural & Horticultural Studies  
Jessica Ham
Danielle Weyermayr
Meg Davey
Lily Rivalland
Year 11 Subject Awards 2021
Unit 1 Religion and Society    
Olivia Rowley
Unit 1 Drama 
Lucy Donnelly
Unit 1 & 2 Product Design & Technology      
Lauren Shevlin
Unit 1 & 2 Studio Arts
Emma White
Unit 1 & 2 Visual Communication Design     
Ashlee Szentesi
Unit 1 & 2 English      
Sophie Marinis
Unit 1 & 2 Literature  
Grace Andrews
Unit 1 & 2 Health & Human Development     
Sophie Parks
Unit 1 & 2 Food Studies         
Isabelle Cooper
Unit 1 & 2 Physical Education            
Elizabeth Dinh
Unit 1 20th Century History  
Caitlin Beyrooti
Unit 1 & 2 Accounting
Olivia Rowley
Unit 1 & 2 Australian & Global Politics          
Colette D’Costa
Unit 1 & 2 Business Management     
Katrina Katsoulis
Unit 1 & 2 Legal Studies         
Talissah Lodge
Unit 1 & 2 French       
Nishara Fernando
Unit 1 & 2 Indonesian
Grace Louey
Unit 1 & 2 Italian        
Victoria  Sarafian
Unit 1 & 2 General Mathematics       
Sophie Parks
Unit 1 & 2 Mathematical Methods     
Nishara Fernando
Unit 1 & 2 Specialist Mathematics    
Elizabeth Dinh
Unit 1 Applied Computing     
Greta Cassidy
Unit 1 & 2 Agricultural & Horticultural Studies         
Stella Hicks
Unit 1 & 2 Biology      
Zoe Northwood
Unit 1 & 2 Chemistry 
Nishara Fernando
Unit 1 & 2 Physics      
Greta Cassidy
Unit 1 & 2 Psychology
Zoe Northwood
Year 11 VCAL 
Madison Taylor
VET Hospitality          
Shadai Finn
VET Sport & Recreation         
Tyler Bennett
Love of Learning
Award 2021

Jaida Reid
Emily Scaranto
Luisa Oro
Nadia Montenegro
Ruby Campbell
Jacinta Louis
Caitlin Beyrooti
Ellie-Rose Freeman
Sienna Blasi
Amelia Mai Liu
Thanh-Vy Quach Nguyen
Megan Lee
Lily Newport
Olivia Babbington
Caitlin Greenhill
Amy Mascarenhas
Ava Harvey
Abbey Cerovac
Teah Di Teodoro
Melanie Muhundan
Felice Todd
Sophie Parks
Joanna Kosmopoulos
Kinuli Ranaweera Aratchchige Don
Talissah Lodge
Mia Kerr
Isabelle Cooper
Sienna Rosamilia
Academic Excellence
Award 2021

Anja Hulston
Sarah Patturajan
Ruby Pagliaro
Charlotte O’Shea
Tyler Bennett
Alexandra Gunther
Lily Rivalland
Danielle Weyermayr
Vibha Pradeep
Mia Donaldson
Gisella Santosa
Lucy Donnelly
Chiara Gualtieri
Laura Zapedowski
Sarah Cooke
Colette D’Costa
Elizabeth Dinh
Lynn Ng
Nishara Fernando
Heidi Prendergast Kruger
Grace Louey
Victoria Sarafian
Zoe Northwood
Shenalie Fernando
Rochelle Malaeb
Sophie Marinis
Ashlee Szentesi
Stella Hicks


2022 Leadership Workshop

Our Year 12 Leaders of 2022 collaborated on the development of the school theme for next year drawing on the Presentation values of vision and action.


Learning in Action

What great weather the Year 8's experienced for their Water Safety Day at the beach!

Year 8 students created Christmas cupcakes in the Avila Food Technology Kitchen.

Resource Centre


The Library have opened up another MakerSpace for students. The Origami Table offers lovely paper, instructions and books for folding and design. 


Shine a Light this Christmas



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Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 
Matthew 5:16
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