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5 November 2021 Issue 28

Avila College News

Dear Avila Community

This week we saw the Melbourne Spring do all the predictable things we expect and love (and some times whinge about) and there is indeed much joy in that! The sunny mornings on gate duty have been a great opportunity to chat with students and to hear their continued delight about being onsite and learning in person.

Congratulations to all students who have diligently continued their optimistic, hopeful and fun-filled approach to being part of the Avila family. I am very much loving that we are back together, and as much as possible doing what "we do" and getting the most out of learning and community life.

In this month of remembrance, we pay particular attention in our hearts, minds and prayers, to those we have lost and to all those who miss and fondly remember them. May perpetual light shine upon all of those loved ones.

Our Year 12 class continue to undertake their VCE written examinations and are to be commended on their diligence.

Every best wish for the weekend ahead. 
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

Faith & Mission

Weekly Prayer

This image is called 'The Eternal Choir' by Australian Artist Di Bresciani. It is a beautiful depiction of  'the great crowd of witnesses' encompassing us. 

As we remember them... family members, friends, loved ones, forgotten ones, the many lost in this pandemic we remember them with reverence and gratitude.

"Surrounded as we are, by so great a cloud of witnesses..." (Heb 12:1) 


Faith & Mission

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 7 November
Mark 12: 38–44
The widow's mite.

9 November
Feast of The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Saint

10 November
Memorial of St Leo the Great

11 November
Memorial of St Martin of Tours
Remembrance Day

Quick Links


Learning in Action

It has been a busy week of face-to-face learning and teaching at Avila as all our students returned to school. 

Year 8 Science students dissected flowers.

Year 9 students studied aviation.
Thanks to the work of Dr Floyed, Avila College is one of the recipients of a STEM Aviation Project grant which sees Year 9 students designing their own aircraft then testing it.

Year 9 3D Studio Arts students created ceramic sculptures.
Year 10 Literature student Sienna Lucas was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 

Year 11 Product Design and Technology students worked on their Cinderella gown and quilt (inspired by The Rainbow Fish book). 
Year 9 AgHort students prepared the garden bed for indigenous plants.
Year 8 History students explored calligraphy.
VET Hospitality students prepared an ancient grain salad.

VCE Season of Excellence

Top Designs

Congratulations to Year 12 student Zoe Nunn who has been shortlisted for the 2022 Top Designs exhibition, a showcase of the best work created by VCE students. Zoe developed a design for homeless youths. 


Term Dates and Fee Schedule

The term dates and Fee Schedule for 2022 have been released and are now published on the Avila College website.

You can also download the 2022 Fee Schedule here.

College Life

Late Arrival/Early Departure

Now that all students are back at school, we have a friendly reminder for families about the late arrival and early departure procedures. 
  • If a student is late to school, they need to come to school with a note or a parent/guardian must call to let us know the student will be late. 
  • If a student needs to leave early, they need to bring a note to school and give it to the HR teacher or the parent/guardian needs to email/call the school.  
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


Flashback Friday

When the Springtime sun comes out, so do the Avila students.

1968 - Picnic at Pound Bend Creek with Sr Philippa

1969 - Year 12 English Class

1981 - Avila girls

1995 - Avila student reading

2002 - AgHort students

Face Masks

Face masks must be worn when indoors. Please maintain physical distancing of 1.5m.

Flu-Like Symptoms

Experiencing flu-like symptoms? Please get tested and isolate at home until you receive your results.
For the latest public exposure sites in Victoria please click here. 

Avila Calender

Jump on the Avila website to download your 2021 diary directly to your digital devices.
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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