Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

The end of Term 1 is upon us.  Traditionally a full and busy term, it seems to have gone very quickly.  It does not seem long ago that we were welcoming our newest members of the Terrace Family and now they are ‘veterans’.

I thank parents and staff for the support and effort you have provided to the students this term.  The boys have had a good term, both in and out of the classroom and should be congratulated for their dedication and focus.  Your holidays are well deserved. 

The Term 1 exams have been completed and reports will be available from Tuesday 9 April via the Parent Lounge.  Details of the Parent/Teacher/Student meetings scheduled for 1 and 8 May will also be available at this time.

Last Friday night, the final round of GPS debating was held with Terrace debating against Churchie.  It was again a very high quality debate, with both teams demonstrating skills that have placed them as the two top teams in the competition this year.  On the night, Terrace was victorious.  As a result of this final round, I am pleased to say that the Terrace Senior A team was crowned 2019 GPS Debating Champions, an outstanding effort. I believe that this result is the first GPS championship event that Terrace has won since 2015, so ‘well done’ to James Hurst, Alexander Sullivan, Declan Hackett, Benjamin Scuderi and Scott Moran for their outstanding season.  Congratulations gentlemen.  I also congratulate their coaches, Ms Dana Schottlaender and Ms Chantel Morris, as well as Mr Andrew Stormonth, Coordinator of Debating.  Added to the GPS success, congratulations must also go to Alexander Sullivan who was selected in the Queensland Schools Debating Team that will compete in the National Championships in Darwin later this year.  Well done Alex.

Over the holidays, the activities continue with camps and clinics for Football, Tennis and Rugby.  I wish all students the best in these activities.

Finally this week, I take the opportunity to wish the entire Terrace Family a safe and restful Easter break.  As a Catholic school, the centrality of the Easter story to our faith is important.  The Death and Resurrection of Jesus is the core of our faith.

Have a wonderful Easter, and I look forward to reconnecting on Tuesday 23 April for Term 2.

God Bess

Dr Michal Carroll
College Principal