Augustine was happiest in the company of friends in the times when he could withdraw from the busyness and challenges of his very public life. At Villanova we place a very high value on forming a community in which friendship and fun can thrive.
The aims of the staff weekend away are:
In this first trial year there will be one winter (mountain) and one summer (beach) weekend away for 10 staff in each case. We will go away on Friday lunchtime and return to families after Mass on Sunday. There will be some input and sharing on Augustine, some time for games, activities and enjoying the outdoors, and time for shared meals and rest in a beautiful environment. The aim in putting groups together will be to give everyone a fair go and allow each person to go away with some friends and maybe some staff from different parts of the college
Our summer “beach” retreat is booked for Noosa North Shore on 24-26 February with about 10 places available. Our winter “mountain” retreat will be 28 – 30 July.