Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

GPS premiership win

Last Friday night was a night many years in the making.  After 13 years, our Senior A GPS Debating team claimed The Vicki Sargent Memorial Trophy.  The team were outright winners after some very tough rounds of competition.  We would like to congratulate our five young men on their win, their display of College spirit and for being examples of Terrace Gentlemen to our younger debaters.

Well done to Scott Moran, Alexander Sullivan, Declan Hackett, James Hurst and Benjamin Scuderi.

For those who may not be aware, this trophy was named after a long-serving Terrace staff member, Ms Vicki Sargent, who made an enormous contribution to GPS Debating.  Vicki joined the Terrace staff in 1983, moving up the professional ladder to become Subject Coordinator and then Head of Faculty of Creative Arts and Coordinator of Art.  In 2001, she joined the College Leadership Team as Director of Culture – the first woman to reach such a position since Terrace was founded in 1875!  Vicki spent her entire teaching career at Terrace and so it was fitting that her funeral was held at the birthplace of Terrace – St Stephen’s Cathedral in Elizabeth Street.  Her passing in 2007 saw over 1200 friends, family, students and old boys line Elizabeth St to form a guard of honour.  It is for this reason we are proud of our entire debating program – students and parents – who supported our Senior A team to bring her trophy back to Terrace.

GPS Music showcase

Earlier this term, 23 students were chosen to represent Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase.  This event showcases the elite musicians from the nine GPS schools.  Please find following a YouTube video following the path of one of our musicians – Luke Ames (Year 10).

Madagascar Jr – Save the Date! 

Tickets to the 2019 Middle School Musical will be on sale soon. Reserve the dates in your diary and keep your eye on the newsletter and social media for the release of ticket sales. 

  • Thursday 9 May 6.30pm 
  • Friday 10 May 6.30pm 
  • Saturday 11 May 6.30pm

Madagascar Jr – from The Director 

Madagascar Jr, our Middle School musical, is the story of a group of Central Park Zoo animals, shipped from New York City, mistakenly winding up in Madagascar.  As fate would have it, the costume head-pieces for our leads are en-route to us from the Netherlands, where they were constructed, via cargo ship.  Hopefully they don’t experience the same misadventures as befall the heroes in our show!  Oscar Wilde said it best, Life imitates art!  

Rehearsals have been firing on all cylinders and the boys have been dancing up a storm at our Wednesday choreography rehearsals and singing and acting their way through the play during our Monday rehearsals.  Be sure to get your tickets for what is going to be a one-of-a-kind event.

High School Musical - Date Claimer

The All Hallows’/Gregory Terrace joint production for 2019: High School Musical on Stage will be held in Claver Theatre with performances as follows:

  • Thursday 9 May - 7pm
  • Friday 10 May - 5pm
  • Friday 10 May - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 11 May - 7pm

 Tickets will be available for purchase from Tuesday 23 April 2019 (Day 1, Term 2) through the All Hallows’ School Payment Portal or via the links below:

High School Musical on Stage Thursday 9 May 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 High School Musical on Stage Friday 10 May 2019 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm

 High School Musical on Stage Friday 10 May 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 High School Musical on Stage Saturday 11 May 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Seats are now formally numbered in Claver Theatre. Tickets purchased for this production will be for specifically numbered seats.

Support Group Meetings

  • Tuesday 7 May, 5.30pm - Debating Support Group in the Old Boys’ Room

  • Tuesday 7 May, 5.30pm - Terrace Performing Arts in the Callan Centre

Staying in touch   

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