Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

As we approach the end of Week 5, it is important for all students to continue to focus on their school work.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

In last week’s edition of the Terrace News, I commented that there were 18 school days until exams commence. Needless to say, a week later, the timelines have become more critical. As we approach the end of Week 5, it is important for all students to continue to focus on their school work. Currently, there are a number of assignments due. Careful planning and time management will support students meeting deadlines. This is also a time where ‘stress levels’ start to rise. So again, support and good planning will help manage this stress for students and parents. Good luck over the next few weeks.

This week is Timor-Leste Week. Terrace has a long and strong association with Timor-Leste. Through the work of TTN, the Christian Brothers and the many students and staff who have visited Timor, our association continues to strengthen. This week at College Assembly, there will be a focus on Timor and TTN. The Kolega Cafe will continue to supply coffee throughout the week and the Timor ‘Bro Bands’ will be for sale on Thursday. The culmination of Timor-Leste Week will be delayed until the following week, with the Timor Festa being held on Saturday 27 May. I encourage you to come along to this event and support the work of TTN in Timor.

In recent weeks, the issue of funding to schools, including Catholic schools, has been in the news. I have refrained from making many comments regarding this issue as there is still a lack of real detail and significant debate and lobbying to occur before a final outcome is realised. Once we have concrete information on how any changes will affect Terrace, I will communicate this to the Terrace Family. Needless to say, the College is conscious of the sacrifices families make to provide their sons with the opportunity to attend Terrace and the setting of school fees and investing other income sources is something that the College takes very seriously. I will keep you posted.

Through the Terrace News and other communication media, I attempt to promote the breadth of achievements of our students past and present. This week, I would like to focus on and congratulate Year 12 student Oscar Sullivan. Last week, Athletics Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association announced that 75 Australian athletes aged from 14 to 18 years have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in July. Oscar Sullivan has been selected for javelin. This is an outstanding achievement. On behalf of all within the Terrace Family, I congratulate Oscar and wish him every success. Well done Oscar.

The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training will be collecting student residential addresses from 1 March to 31 May 2017 for the recalculation of socioeconomic status (SES) scores. Information for parents/guardians provided by the Department is attached here.

Finally this week, I remind all students that the GTOBA Careers Expo will be held next Wednesday, 24 May. This will be a very informative event and I encourage students, particularly students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to attend. Details can be found in the Events section of the Terrace News.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

At Terrace we are committed to updating our knowledge and skills.

Educator Impact

In a Term 1 edition of the Terrace News I outlined a trial of ‘Educator Impact’, an online software tool for teacher professional development we are facilitating this year. The first round of feedback for our trial group is now complete. In the second phase, the teachers are now working with their Head of Faculty in the development of a ‘Focus Goal’ for the next term. This goal will be developed from the AITSL Professional Standards I outlined in my previous article on this topic. The framework deployed is the well- known SMART model that articulates goals which are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Bound or framed. I thank this pioneer group of professionals for their input and look forward to the continued work in this important area.

School and the Law

Business Manager, Mr Adam Read and I recently attended a conference that workshopped human resources scenarios and the law in schools. It was an excellent professional experience facilitated by Brisbane Catholic Education with keynotes hosted by expert lawyers across various aspects of law and the education work place. Compliance with legislation is an important aspect of promoting quality education and quality community and I think it is important that our partner parents are aware of our ongoing commitment to updating our knowledge and skills in this area.

Staff News

Mr David Giles, a member of the Waterford staff community, will be taking leave during Semester 2 to return home to the UK for a time. During this period, Mrs Sian Graham will lead these classes in English, Humanities and Drama. Mrs Graham joins us most recently from Churchie and we look forward to welcoming her to the College.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Years 8, 9, 10 | Semester 2 | subject choices

In the next two weeks, our Year 9 and 10 students will have the opportunity to select their elective of History or Geography for next semester. Both Mrs Cook, the Head of Faculty and History coordinator and Mr Benham , the coordinator of Geography have spoken to the boys about the subject material and assessment for History and Geography. Mrs Cook will send communication to parents and the boys on the topics covered in each of these subjects. Boys will make their selection online. They will receive directions for this process.

Year 8 students will select a strand from the Creative Arts | Music, Art, and Drama, they wish to study for next semester. This process will be carried out via their current classroom teacher of Creative arts. Please note that students may not receive their first choice due to resourcing constraints.

“Famous Five”

On the occasions that students visit my office to discuss their academic results and to plan on how they can improve these results, I ask what I call my “famous five” diagnostic questions:

  • Do you have a study plan and do you use your study plan?
  • Do you do Friday roll call?
  • Do you log your hours and reach the minimum suggested for your year level?
  • Have you downloaded the checklist, made a book from the checklists, and are you using it for revision?
  • Do you attend the tutoring offered at school?

A “yes” or “no” answer is all that is allowed. A student who responds with five “yes” answers is always the student who is performing at his best.

Our visiting expert on literacy, Dr Ian Hunter, on viewing the responses to the literacy diagnostic testing carried out with all Year 8 and 9 students, commented upon the work rate of our students. Dr Hunter visits many schools within Australia and overseas and commented upon our boys having one of the highest work rates ever measured. This is a credit to our community and the learning culture that exists within it.

Email from a past student

Below is an extract from an email from a Senior of 2016. How encouraging to know that our students leave us with strategies to excel in their studies beyond Terrace and their appreciation and gratitude of the opportunity offered to them. An email from a true Terrace gentleman:

We have started our journey with two first year courses and two second year courses, so quite simply have hit the ground running. However, the work ethic and self-motivation that is instilled in all Terrace students has been a significant factor on the Terrace old boys remaining on top of their studies.
All in all, so far, I am loving the degree and only have Terrace to thank for granting me this privileged opportunity.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

The Buckley bake sale.

Term 2 is a short term, unavoidably including a large amount of assessment and numerous interruptions.

On Monday night, we hosted over 120 mother/son couples at our Time & Space evening. This event was an opportunity for boys and their mums to engage in conversation at a level not usually possible. It also provided a chance for each to understand the Terrace journey from the perspective of the other. The ability of family members to empathize with each other enhances relationships at home, helping to make the journey as smooth as possible. I thank all our boys and mums who attended for embracing this opportunity, another of the important formation experiences available to our students.

Term 2 is a short term, unavoidably including a large amount of assessment and numerous interruptions. The reality of being a student in a school with high expectations during such a term is that there can be times when students become stressed and anxious. The topic of anxiety is an important one in the pastoral care of students. We know that some stress and anxiety is a good thing as they are part of life and can assist us to perform at our best. Keeping anxiety at an appropriate level is more important than completely protecting students from stressful situations. Below, I have included some tips for parents that research tells us can assist with managing anxious students and adolescents:

  • Provide support and encouragement but don’t fuss too much
  • Reward non-anxious behaviours
  • Selectively ignore anxious behaviours and focus on positives instead
  • Encourage risk-taking in small steps
  • Provide opportunities for developing independence
  • Allow them to safely experience the natural consequences of their anxiety
  • Breathing exercises, music and appropriate physical activity
  • Know who to ask for help – House Deans, College counsellors or health professionals

Phone apps including smiling mind, headspace and reach out are also contemporary tools that students find useful in managing their stress levels. Maintaining good lines of communication with our sons and looking for behaviours that differ from normal assist parents to know when our boys might be struggling.

This week, I have written to parents to communicate about two surveys we will be asking students to complete. One survey is anonymous and focusses on school culture in terms of matters such as relationships, while the other is an anonymous survey that explores the individual student’s wellbeing. The data we gather assists us in adjusting our pastoral care practices. As indicated in my letter, parents have the option to elect for their son to opt out of completing one or both of the surveys.

I congratulate our students on their commitment to their House Friendship Groups. This week, we are celebrating the efforts of campus ministry at Terrace and the boys’ commitment to service, especially within their Houses, is a key aspect of this.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

TTN's Mother's Day stall was a sell-out success.

Draw inspiration from their actions and examples. Even better, become a role model.

The Spirit of Campus Ministry

So, my message for today is – look for role models, whether it be to Gregory Terrace Old Boys leading Orange Sky Laundry or Ubuntu Through Health…..draw inspiration from their actions and examples. Even better, become a role model. Don’t wait for your mates to put their hand up before you. Join in. Make the choice to be the first to be the example for others to follow. Terrace’s strength has always come from Terracians willing to stand up, be noticed and be followed. Make a difference.

With these stirring words College Vice-Captain Jack Kimmins addressed our Campus Ministry Spirit Assembly. What a tremendous message of how to enact a key tenant of our student formation program - ‘talk the talk and walk the walk’. Jack’s reflections were inspired by his family’s experience with assisting the reunion and settlement of a refugee family to Brisbane. Most significantly, Jack’s reflection highlight the tremendous ministry work of our Terrace Family. Students, staff, parents and Old Boys, all committed to animating a spirit of service in light of the Gospel values of compassion, humility and solidarity. The swarm of Terracians advancing on last Friday’s Terrace Timor Network’s Mother’s Day stall – who’d have thought we’d sell out in 15 minutes! - provided another clear example of how the ‘spirit of Campus Ministry’ is well and truly alive at the College.

When I visited East Timor on Immersion last year, I met Flori, close Timorese friend of Terrace. He spoke of a childhood lived out in fear. In 1999, Flori and his family were forced to flee their village in fear and hide out in the forest of Timor-Leste’s mountains. Thousands upon thousands of Timorese were forced into doing the same, but not all would survive to tell of their trauma. 18 years later, Flori has graduated from university in Australia and represented Timor’s national football team. Like Timor-Leste, Flori’s freedoms were taken, as was his land. However, like Timor has done, Flori persisted and fought past this oppression to lead a life of independence and opportunity.’ - Henry Silvey (Year 11)

The ongoing commitment of the Christian Brother’s Oceania Province and the Terrace Timor Network, sees the work that began with Gregory Terrace Old Boy Br Dan Courntey 18 years ago continuing to evolve and prosper. In support of economic independence and development, the ministry of Timor-Leste focuses on the development of coffee and vanilla bean agriculture, hand-made gift cards and hand-woven tapestries and a trade training workshop. Enabling efficient access to health care services that are responsive to high infant mortality rates continues to be a focus. The training and funding of teachers remains a priority with providing education to the youth of Timor-Leste, who account for half of the population.

We stand in solidarity with the Timorese and join with them in liberating their country beyond the struggle and sacrifice and into hope and happiness. Never underestimate the role each of us play in this collective friendship. Whether it be through a cup of Kolega(‘friend’ in Tetum) coffee, a conversation about Timor-Leste with your son, a Bro Band around your wrist or the giving of a Timor gift card, you are part of a wonderful friendship. A friendship we must cherish.

Years 7, 8 and 9 Program Leader | Mr Damien Coman

The view of Maroon enjoyed by our Year 8s.

Years 7-9 have been very busy.

As always, these year levels have been incredibly busy with their studies and there are an extraordinary number of students committed to the co-curricular program this term which is great to see.

  1. NAPLAN- Our Years 7 and 9 students were very reliable with listening to instructions of where to be and what to bring to help them perform their best for this set of tests. The structures in place at Terrace enabled these tests to run very smoothly.
  2. Outdoor Education- The Year 8s continue to participate in this specific program run very capably by the GTOEC Director Mr Toby Gowland and his team.
  3. Year 7 Mother and Son night-Mr Bill Jennings hosts this special event where it structures a number if activities between students and their mothers in a special way. Hopefully, participants found this a very worthwhile opportunity provided by the College.
  4. Shrek Production- I had the pleasure of attending the Saturday night performance with my family. It was a very impressive and entertaining night which obviously had an enormous amount of time put into it by students and staff alike. I congratulate every young man who had the courage and talent to perform in front of a full house.
  5. Formation-recent lessons for Year 7 include people who make a difference/creating a term plan, Year 8 -How to focus/ be a responsible ‘Digital Terracian’ including online etiquette, the issue of distractions and cyber bullying. Year 8 also had Mr Luke McKenna as a guest speak about unleashing their own personal potential in their studies. Year 9- ‘What the top students do differently’/study spaces, neuroplasticity.
  6. We had a large number of students contest the APSMO (Australian Problem Solving & Mathematics Olympics) across Years 7-9 which was very encouraging. Students wrestled with a number of challenging questions. An example of one of the questions the Year 8’s completed was: If xy squared equals 12 and x squared y equals 18, what is the value of xy?

This weekend is an important one in terms of ensuring that a student’s plans for their assignments are on track. Weekends can provide blocks of time that are simply unobtainable at night.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

From our youngest to the most experienced in one week

The annual GPS Music Showcase was held last night at QPAC. Thank you to the members of the College family who attended. Terrace had 31 students participate in this prestigious event. This concert sees the very best from all the GPS schools join forces in a day of excitement and education working with elite Directors including our own Mrs Bernadette Debettista who was chosen to run the choir for the 2017 event. This is immediately followed by our Winter Concert being a showcase of our youngest students and some performing for the first time. This week ends with the Norm Clarke Concert where we will showcase our premier ensemble. This week will see 350 of our students take the stage at one of these event – Well Done!

AHS Musical

The All Hallows’ – Terrace musical opens tonight and has been a sellout event. Best of luck to the Terrace students who have joined the cast and crew. Thank you again to the community for your overwhelming support of the productions. We look forward to announcing the 2018 Terrace/All Hallows' Musical title, stay tuned!


Congratulations to the Senior A team, led by Theatresports Captain – Alex Cummins, who have progressed through to the next round. The Junior team will be at Waterford Place tonight, starting at 7pm.

Auction Idol –
Congratulations to Charlie Parer who will travel to Adelaide next week to compete in the National Finals of Auction Idol. On behalf of the College, we wish him well.


Terrace Sunday Rapid

Sunday 21 May 2017

Restricted to players under 21

Rooms 5.5 and 5.6 Level 5, St Joseph’s College

Entry $20, payable on day if registered earlier. Late entry on day $30

Initial Registrations by email to by 5pm Friday 19 May

Confirm Registration- 9 to 9.30am outside room 5.5

Round 1 of 7 rounds begins 10am

Prizes; $150, $100, $50 for Open 1st 2nd and 3rd.

$50, $25 for 1st and 2nd with under 700 rating.

Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, The Founders’ Room

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TPA Meeting – Tuesday 11July, 5.30pm, Callan Centre

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Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

The annual Winter concert is on tonight.

Last night, we had 31 students representing Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase held in the Concert Hall at QPAC. These young men were proud ambassadors for the College and delivered excellent performances as part of either the choir, concert band, and symphony orchestra. Thanks to the staff who assisted throughout the day to make it such a success. Special thanks to Mrs Bernadette Debattista who conducted the choir, Miss Melissa Herron for her management of the group, and Mr Julian Wade for accompanying them.

This evening we will be featuring our beginning and intermediate ensembles at our annual Winter Concert held in the Campbell Centre. This will be the first public performance for our Year 5 students and the beginning of their musical journey here at Terrace. On Sunday our premier ensembles will feature in the Norman Clarke Concert which will be held on Sunday 21 May at Villanova College. Full details for all events can be found on the Terrace App. under Culture | Music. Please check these memos, particularly in relation to RSVP dates.

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables and notify their Music/Speech & Drama teachers in advance of any absences related to in class assessment. Most of our teachers are employed on a casual basis with teaching portfolios spread across multiple schools. Early notification of such absences will assist them in making the most of their time and ensuring your sons’ lessons are keep up to date.

Registration for the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival is now open. Pemulwuy! is a triennial event based in Brisbane, Queensland and we have always had a good representation from Terrace in previous years. It aims to encourage males throughout Australia to engage in singing at whatever level of experience they find themselves and to build networks between conductors and artists who work in this unique field. If you would like to register or find out more information, please visit

Next week, College Assembly will feature the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr Jan Hewerdine.

For those of you who participate in our Premier Ensembles, the Terrace Shop now has a selection of black microfiber shirts available for $50. These will be required, along with black trousers, for the Norman Clarke Concert later this term.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in Culture|Music.

Term 2 Events

  • Winter Concert, Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm. Please note the date for this event has changed due to a clash with GPS Music Showcase.
  • Norman Clarke Concert, Sunday 21 May, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm.
  • Terrace Choir, TLG Past Mothers’ Mass and Morning Tea, Sunday 28 May, 10am, Chapel of the Holy Family,

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

All boys playing TSS at Southport this weekend are required to make their own way there. There will be NO busses from Terrace.

For the last two weeks, the Terrace community have hosted visiting schools at our facilities. Hosting is always a pleasurable experience where our community can welcome visitors and show off Tennyson, Victoria Park, Ambiwerra and other venues to the best of their abilities.

I would like to thank everybody for all the hard work that has gone on, in the last two weeks, your work has been outstanding.

This weekend we travel to TSS for an away fixture. Travelling this distance, it is important to time your travel well so that you arrive with plenty of time to prepare / warm up for your fixture. There is nothing worse than being late for the start time or arriving right at start time. It creates anxiousness and uncertainty amongst your team mates and regularly leads to poor personal and team performances.


I would like to congratulate the two flagship teams of our Football and Tennis programs – 1st XI and 1st IV respectively.

It would be easy to focus on their outstanding victories for the last two weeks, rather, the focus I would like to point out is the manner in which the boys have applied themselves to getting the hard work done and fully committing.

These two teams have very good players, that is a given, but I truly believe that they are reaping rewards based on their never say die attitude. They are hard workers who never give up.

This Saturday is the half way point of Term 2 competition and TSS will provide stern opposition. For our Tennis 1st IV who are currently undefeated and sit on top of the ladder – they face the currently ranked 2nd team – it is an exceptionally important round.

The Football 1st XI, sitting mid field on six points, it is a must win game against the school directly below them on four points. Successful seasons come from recognising opportunities and taking chances in game execution. Good luck to all boys involved on the weekend.


The Championships are starting to loom large with approximately two weeks to go. This Friday evening the team will head to Limestone Park in Ipswich for their first and last pre-Championship meet on the actual course.

Coach Hughes is happy with what has occurred so far this season – but is cognisant that success can be made or lost over the next two weeks if the boys don’t stay focussed.

Limestone is a hilly course – and the boys have done plenty of work on the hills.

Keep training hard, keep training intelligently and listen to you coach – follow directions and guidance and stay under the Terrace umbrella of coaching.

Good luck for this Friday.

The Weekly Wrap

Your Round 4 wrap

Tennis Wrap

Putting it on the line

This week provides another great challenge for the Terrace Tennis boys against a very strong TSS program. Matches will be highly competitive through the year levels in matches played down the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.Please allow appropriate travel time to make your matches on time. It is important to note that there are two away venues for this Saturday down the Gold Coast. One is on campus at The Southport School and the other is Tennis Academy KDV Sport in Carrara

Last week saw some high level tennis from both BGS and Terrace. This round of fixtures is always a highlight of the season. BGS provided stiff opposition and although they won the day, the gap closed from last year and we saw some fantastic wins, close losses and some strong defeats. All of these matches provide great learning opportunities and experiences which is all that we can ask for at the end of the day.

Team of the Week

4thIV Jack Brannigan, Cameron Tully, Connor Wright and Hudson Malcahy

and 5B Sam Broadhurst, Oscar Oxenham, William Rehbein and Nathaniel Mansour

Results | Round 4

Football Wrap

Cross Country Wrap

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it…

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

It has been a very demanding couple of weeks in the lives of Terrace Cross Country runners, while we continue to prepare for the GPS Cross Country Championships at Limestone Park, Wednesday 31 May. Sixty boys from the Cross Country Squad took to the start line at the QLD Athletics 35th All Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday, 6 May. This event added value to our program by providing a platform for one of the important parts of cross-country training – racing! Terrace athletes were able to test their race strategy amongst some of the finest runners in Queensland. Despite the brutally tough racing and extreme competition, both Oliver Seawright and Nick Erzetic stuck to their race plans with Oliver finishing 1st in the 16yrs 6km event and Nick 3rd in the 17yrs 6km event. Their results have gained them selection on the Queensland Heat Cross Country Team to compete at the 2017 Australian Cross Country Championships on Saturday 26 August in Wollongong.

We also had some exceptional team event results. The first three runners from each school were awarded place points and Terrace runners stood on the podium in three age-groups.

  • 17yrs – Gold. Nick Erzetic, Jeremy Davis, Dominic Walsh
  • 16yrs – Silver. Oliver Seawright, Xavier Watson, Oscar Gallagher
  • 11yrs – Bronze. Max Van-Balen, Tim Bliss, Mason Connelly

Last Friday, 12 May we ventured to Anglican Church Grammar School for the 5th Cross Country Meet on the GPS calendar with 120 boys ready to test their race limits over a flat, winding course. Our Junior runners are starting to find their racing legs with William Charles finishing 3rd in the 10yrs 2km event and Max Van-Balen 3rd in the 11yrs 3km event. Xavier Watson has been consistently competitive throughout the GPS Shield competition, clocking up another top 10 performance, finishing 8th in the 16yrs 6km event. Jeremy Davis tested a new race plan in the Open 6km event which saw him take the win.


This week we travel to Limestone Park for the final GPS Cross Country Shield Meet before the Championships. The quote for the week as we embark on our final preparation event is…

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best

This quote is fitting for our athletes this week as the GPS Cross Country Championship is just around the corner and the final outcome for the 2017 Terrace Cross Country Team will be a reflection of their preparation. Prior to now the boys have come together as a team and set goals, noticing their talents were the least to say, good. Their goals have been to ensure that the teams performance this year will be better than last and on this impending iconic day, it is the mind set that they require to perform at their best, to beat the best and to be the best they can be, when they take the start line at the 2017 GPS Cross Country Championships.

With only two weeks to go until the Championships, there is very little that the boys can do now in terms of training to vastly improve their performance. In fact, it is possible to do things that can throw their GPS Champs campaign way off track. The focus for training and the final meet over the next week should be to fine tune any technical issues, to maintain the consistent training routine and to ensure you are mentally prepared for the GPS Championships.

Captain’s Corner | Vice Captain, Matthew Lo Grande

It is important to ensure that every Terracian is living a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

As Term 2 is rapidly coming to an end and Week 5 is nearly over, every single one of us is feeling the pressure. It’s fair to say that this part of the term is crunch time! We all have numerous assessment pieces due within the next two weeks, so it is vital to ensure that homework and revision are being completed so we are prepared for our upcoming exams.

In order to achieve this successfully it is important to ensure that every Terracian is living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Sleeping suitable hours, eating well, and making good decisions now, will ultimately pay off during stressful periods. Personally, I have experienced the trap of getting caught up working on assignments while forgetting about exam revision and I ensure you that during exam block I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. In order to be prepared during exam block, it’s the work we are putting in now that will ultimately pay off. In this time of chaos there is no point of adding stress by not completing homework or putting that extra 30 minutes of Maths revision in each night.

As Round 5 sporting fixtures are approaching I would like to congratulate the 1stXI on winning back-to-back games against Churchie and Brisbane Grammar. The support and spirit displayed on Saturday by all the Terrace boys was an integral part of the 3-2 win ensuring that the boys got over the line. I would also like to congratulate the 1st IV Tennis team who have won 4 from 4 and are currently the only undefeated team in the competition. This week they are fighting for top spot and I would like to wish them good luck in their quest to defeat TSS. Furthermore, I would like to wish all Terrace boys good luck in their respective sporting fixtures this weekend, give it your all!

Exceptional Learners | Ms Karin Coleshill

The Terrace Family

The Terrace Family is asked to pray..

The Terrace Family is asked to pray for the repose of the soul of:

Mr Daniel Richard MURRAY, GT 1946-1950

Terrace Ladies Group

All your TLG news.

Tennyson Canteen

A big thank you to all who helped out at the canteen on Saturday, your help is greatly appreciated.

This coming Sunday 21 May, the All Hallows’ Secondary Touch Carnival is being held at Tennyson between 8.30am and 4pm with 48 teams competing. The canteen will be open and run by the Terrace Timor Network with proceeds going to them.

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses

On Tuesday morning 16 May the Year 12 Mass was held for the mothers of Magee, Mahoney, Buckley, Barrett and Kearney. Thank you to Father Gerard and the Choir for a beautiful celebration. My son, Sam, is in Year 12 Magee so I was fortunate to enjoy this special morning along with my son, his friends and their mothers. Next Tuesday 23 May at 7.30am the Year 12 Mothers Mass for Reidy, Treacy, Windsor and Xavier houses will take place with morning tea in the Founders’ Room afterwards.

Past Mothers' Mass

The Past Mothers Mass for 2017 is being hosted by the TLG on Sunday 28 May at 10am in the Chapel of the Holy Family with morning tea being served afterwards in the Founders’ Room. If you have a family member or friend who you think may like to attend and who may not have received an invitation, please contact Marianne Eadie at Alternatively, please feel free to forward them the booking link. The cost of attending is $20 (plus booking fee) and tickets can be purchased via the College Events page, or BOOK HERE for Past Mothers Mass.

May TLG Meeting

All are invited and welcome to attend the next TLG meeting, which will be at 9am on Monday 29 May in the Museum. Our guest speaker is Mr Charles Brauer, Dean of Identity. Charles is going to talk about the friendship groups of the various Houses at Terrace. Morning tea will be served in the Founders’ Room after the meeting.

Coming Up

Tuesday 23 May - Year 12 Mothers’ Mass (Reidy, Treacy, Windsor, Xavier)

Sunday 28 May - Past Mothers' Mass, 10am Chapel of the Holy Family followed by Morning Tea in the Founders’ Room

Monday 29 May - TLG Meeting. 9am College Museum, with morning tea to follow in the Founders’ Room

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson:

Terrace Shop


Please read below for further details about upcoming College events

Date and Time: Wednesday 24 May | 3.15pm - 6.30pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Cost: Free - all students encouraged to attend but particularly recommended for Years 10-12
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Paul Ianniello | | +617 3214 5204

The Expo is an excellent opportunity for all students to learn more about future career options. Please note that all sporting and cultural training has been cancelled for the afternoon to allow boys to attend. BBQ and drinks provided during the Expo.

The event will host approximately 14 exhibitor institutions in information booths staffed from 3.15pm - 4.00pm:


  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast


  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • TAFE: Skills Tech Australia
  • Study and Play USA
  • Queensland Police Service


  • Lattitude Global Volunteering
  • Letz Live

Old Boy occupation specific sessions from 4.05pm through to 6.30pm (see the attached for times and rooms)

  • The Business of Life after School and University
  • Business/Commerce/Accounting
  • Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Built Environment
  • Legal Careers
  • Science and Research
  • Engineering
  • Physiotherapy
  • Property/Banking/Investment
Download Expo Timetable Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 May 2017 | 6.30pm - 11pm
Where: The Boat Shed | Tennyson
Cost: $50 (+ booking fees) | This includes a wok dinner, complimentary drink on arrival and live band. Cash bar available
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 22 May 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Vanessa Wick | | 0416 034 548

Timor Festa Tickets - Purchase Here

Date and Time: Sunday 28 May 2017 | 10am
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family followed by morning tea in the Founders' Room
Cost: $20 (+ booking fees)
RSVP: Please RSVP by 24 May 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Marianne Eadie | | 0410 720 067

Terrace Past Mothers' Mass & Morning Tea - Book Here

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to come and see one of Shakespeare’s most enduring & magical plays performed by All Hallows' School and Gregory Terrace students.
Date and Time: Thursday 18 May - Saturday 20 May | 7pm
Where: Claver Theatre | All Hallows' School | 547 Ann St Brisbane
Cost: Adults $25. Student/Concession $15
Tickets can be purchased via the All Hallows’ Payment Portal link below

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Tickets Here

Date and Time: Tuesday 30 May | 7.30am
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family | St Joseph's College
Followed by tea and coffee in the Founders' Room
RSVP: Not required. All welcome!
For further details or enquires, please contact
Kirsten Carroll |

Date and Time: Saturday 3 June | 6pm - 9.30pm
Where: Waterford Place
Cost: Adults $60 (+ booking fees) | Students (Years 7-12) $40 (+ booking fees)
This includes buffet style dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 26 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Alison Dwyer | | 0419 718 884

2017 Debating Dinner - Book Here

Support the Terrace Performing Arts by purchasing a 2017 Entertainment Book. Membership costs just $65 and includes over $20,000 of value for discounts on a huge range of activities & services - such as restaurants, travel and entertainment.

TPA Entertainment Book - Purchase Here

Please save the date for the inaugural Br Buckley Breakfast with special guest Cameron Clyne, ARU Chairman & Former CEO of NAB
Date: Thursday 12 October
Where: Brisbane City Hall
Tickets go on sale via College Events Thursday 13 July. More details coming soon!

Something to keep the budding Masterchef in your family busy over the school holidays. Or just to give your son some cooking skills he won't ever regret learning!
Date and Time: Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 June | 9am - 4pm
Where: @ Tennyson Kitchens
Cost: $85 for 1 day class
Places are limited so get in early to avoid missing out!!
For bookings please email following the link below.

Cook-Eat Class - Email Bookings Here

SAVE THE DATE! Booking details coming soon!
Date and Time: Friday 25 August | 10.30am - 5.30pm
Where: Brisbane Golf Club | 70 Tennyson Memorial Ave Yeerongpilly
Cost: $135 per player (+ booking fees) for golf, BBQ lunch & after game cocktail snacks
For further details, please contact
Steven George | | 0411 723 009

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Click here for event details and booking links for the various parent social functions during the Term.

Year 11 Sirromet Lunch & Wine Tasting

Date & Time: Friday 26 May | 10.30am - 3pm
Where: Sirromet Winery | 850 - 938 Mt Cotton Rd. Mt. Cotton
Cost: $54 (+ booking fees) for lunch, wine tasting & return bus from Gregory Terrace to Sirromet or
$30.50 (+ booking fees) for lunch and wine tasting (own transport).
RSVP: Please book by Wednesday 24 May
For further information, please contact:
Bernadette Staunton | | 0411 370 490

Yr 11 Sirromet Lunch - Book Here

Year 9 Ladies Lunch

Date and Time: Saturday 27 May | 12pm - 4pm
Where: The Alice Room - Cloudland | 641 Ann St Fortitude Valley
Cost: $40 (+ booking fees) including bubbles on arrival & 2 course set menu (main & dessert)
RSVP: Please RSVP by Saturday 20 May
For RSVP or further details, please contact
Simone Healy | hiley@iinet, | 0417 726 869

Yr 9 Cloudland Lunch - Book Here

Year 10 Friday Afternoon Drinks

It is with regret that this event has been cancelled due to a low uptake.
If you would still like a Friday afternoon drink, there are a few parents heading to Darling & Co. so please feel very welcome to come along. Refunds have already been processed for those people who had purchased tickets. Please contact the event organiser if you do not receive a refund.
Date & Time: Friday 19 May | 5.30pm
Where: Darling & Co. | 157 Given Tce Paddington
For further information, please contact:
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Mother's Weekend

Date and Time: Saturday 19 August | 12pm - 4.30pm
Where: Sails Restaurant | On the Beachfront Hastings Street Noosa Heads
Cost: $135 (+ booking fees) for 4 course set menu
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 16 June
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | anne, | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Mother's Lunch @ Sail's - Book Here

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