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22 October 2021 Issue 26

Avila College News

Dear Avila Community

"Let nothing frighten you nor worry you" and "Be the light" for each other are true reflections of the spirit of our Avila family coming back together. We resume together onsite gradually and we look out for each other in every sense of the concept. Thank you.

Our Year 12 students should be so incredibly proud of themselves. As they celebrated their final day of secondary school, they demonstrated such maturity, poise and kindness for each other. Our COVIDSafe celebrations provided an opportunity to come together in homerooms for a virtual liturgy, graduation ceremony and reflection on their Avila journey. There were some tears shed, much laughter heard and lots of memories shared. We trust that our Year 12 families enjoyed the supper pack sent home to enjoy while watching the graduation video. Congratulations Avila College Class of 2021. We will miss you.
In more good news, we welcomed our Year 7, 10 and 11 students back onsite today. Charles Street was once again a hub of activity as our masked students happily sanitised their hands at the gate and headed to their lockers and Homerooms. There has been an excited buzz all day as students catch up with friends, reconnect with their teachers and retake their seats in the classroom. It is not long to go until we are all back together again. 

In the meantime, we will continue to work together to gradually return to school in a safe, supportive and joyful way. 

Have a lovely weekend.

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

Heavenly Father, 

In all our travelling, Lord may it be your footsteps in which we place our feet.

We pray for our Year 12 students as they embark on the next phase of their journey. May they turn to you for guidance and support as the experiences they encounter on the road ahead challenge and inspire them.

Watch over our Year 10 and Year 11 students as they turn their attention to the next phase in their education. May they too embrace the challenges and excitement of new and ongoing studies. Comfort and guide them in their work and study.

Lord God, hear our prayers for all our students including our Year 7's to Year 9's, keep them close in your presence and walk with them on their journey. In all their travelling may your footsteps guide them.  As they stumble on the way, help them put their trust in you. May it be your footsteps in which they place their feet.


Faith & Mission

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 24 October
Mark 10: 46–52
Jesus gives sight to Bartimaeus.

24 October
World Mission Day

28 October
St Hedwig
St Margaret Mary Alacoque

18 October
Feast of St Luke

19 October
Memorial of Ss John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues
St Paul of the Cross


Quick Links

Class of 2021


Year 12 students enjoyed their final day at school on Tuesday. Due to current restrictions, they engaged in a virtual graduation ceremony, following a shared lunch and ending with a farewell procession. We wish them well as they prepare for exams and complete final assessments.


2021 Sports Awards 2021

Congratulations to Avila College's Sportswomen of the Year.

Year 7 Sportswoman of the Year | Priya Bowen
Year 8 Sportswoman of the Year | Sienna Bernardo
Year 9 Sportswoman of the Year | Charlotte Brewer
Year 10 Sportswoman of the Year | Abbey Russell
Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year | Emily Morris
Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year | Lucy Searle

Avila College Sportswoman of 2021 | Lucy Searle

To watch the Sports Awards Night for all the awards and an interview with Warwick Draper, visit:


Returning to School

As students return to school, parents and carers might be wondering what they can do to support their child as they transition back to the classroom. This article offers a number of useful tips that may be of help. Click here to read.

Face Masks

Face masks are now mandatory. 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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