Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Last Friday night House Choir was held and what a great evening it was.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

On Tuesday 374 young men were presented with academic medals as part of the Semester 1 Academic Assembly. This is a remarkable achievement and is recognition of the strong culture of learning that exists at Terrace and the strong, productive partnership between staff, parents and students. Our core business focusses on education and I am very proud to see so many young men receiving these academic medals. Congratulations to all recipients.

Last Friday night House Choir was held and what a great evening it was. Congratulations to Buckley House on their win. However, the real winner was ‘Community’. To see the young men from all year levels embrace the evening with an atmosphere of fun and flair was extraordinary – further emphasising the holistic education offered at Terrace. My thanks to the staff, parents and students involved in the planning of the evening. Well done.

The second round of Parent/Teacher interviews were held on Wednesday night and again, they were well supported and I am appreciative of this. My thanks to the teachers for their dedicated and professional approach to these interviews.

In recent weeks, I have attended several briefings regarding the new Federal Government funding model for schools. There is still much detail to be revealed which makes providing updates to parents difficult. Hence, I have limited my comments on this subject thus far. Although there is still more information to be revealed, I can comment that Terrace will be impacted by the changes. At this stage, the extent is still to be finalised. The College has commenced its 2018 budget process. The College Board continues to discuss the issue of school fees and is very conscious of the effort that parents make to pay their fees and is therefore aware of the impact of fee increases. As the budget process unfolds and further information becomes available I will inform the College community. Please be assured that the College takes any fee increases seriously and will attempt to minimise the impact of funding cuts on parents.

Finally this week, I remind those parents of students in Years 7, 8, and 9 that the Senior School Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 2 August. The night will commence at 6pm in the Campbell Centre and should be finished by 7pm. Mrs Quinn and myself will share information regarding the new Senior Schooling system and, importantly, ‘what and how’ Terrace will prepare for the new system. I look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday evening.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Catholic Education Week is a great time to give thanks for the special way in which our Catholicity informs our culture, our relationships and the meaning we find in the school experience.

Catholic Education Week

Each year at this time as we join hundreds of other Catholic Schools in celebrating our identity, I always reflect on my own own formation in Catholic Education from Years 1 to 12. I give thanks for Sister Geraldine who helped me imagine, Sister Marius who made me think, Mr Belfanti who encouraged me to try, Mr Burke who taught me the value of hard work and Mrs Battle who mentored me in striving to be the best I could be. As a young teacher (and an older one for that matter!), I have also been blessed by peer inspirations and mentors. Catholic Education Week is a great time to give thanks for the special way in which our Catholicity informs our culture, our relationships and the meaning we find in the school experience. I am sure that the boys have these people in their lives here at Terrace and that Mums and Dads enjoyed great teachers too –not everyone because we are human as well, but certainly the formative and life giving ones that we remember all of our lives.

Parent /Teacher Evenings

On your behalf, thank you to our dedicated teaching staff for the preparation and engagement with parents over these four evenings throughout the year. All opportunities to enhance partnership and communication in the best interests of our young men are highly valuable and thank you to our parent body for your whole hearted participation in this process. I also take this opportunity to thank Mrs Kathy Wilson for her administration of this enormous process and Mr Glenn Brown and his team for their work in the setting up of facilities for our meetings. Another great innovation this year has been the introduction of the Timor Kolega Coffee Café and I thank Mr Charles Brauer and his trusty team of volunteers for their excellent service on these evenings.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

At school assembly last week, I informed the boys that I would be sending advice to you to set up a “Family Phone Box” where mobile phones are placed upon arriving home and are collected from the box when all homework , assignment work and revision are completed.


Last Friday was yet again another wonderful celebration of the community spirit within the Terrace family. My congratulations to all the boys who participated and also to the Seniors who led and inspired the younger members of the community to join in so enthusiastically. This camaraderie extends across all facets of the College, inclusive of the classroom and learning.


On Tuesday we celebrated the academic achievements of 373 students. We have again increased the number of medal winners making this number the highest ever awarded at Terrace. There are many inspirational stories that lead to these medals from a year five student taking the initiative to make more notes and revise more, to a loyal friend tutoring to try to allow his mate to win a medal for the first time. Well done to all our boys on their efforts to be the best possible student that they can be.


My thanks again to the large number of parents who attend the parent/teacher/student interviews. With our final formal round of interviews concluding, many students have now been given information on how to sustain or enhance their outcomes. This partnership between school and home is greatly valued by all our teaching staff.

Quarter time Mark

As we approach the end of week three, I remind all boys that we are at the quarter time mark for teaching and learning for this term. With many boys having exams in week nine, they need to be aware of the work that is to be completed prior to this time.

I offer the checklist below for students to complete to ensure that they are organised and making the most of their time.

I have….

  • Completed a study plan that outlines when my assignments are due and when I am going to do revision for my exams.
  • Noted on the study plan the time and topics/exercises that I am intending to spend on each subject for both assignments and revision where applicable.
  • Completed Friday roll call for the past two weeks.
  • Logged my hours and they are consistent with the required hours to maximise my outcomes.
  • Asked my teacher questions to clarify concepts that I have not understood.
  • Downloaded from Moodle the checklist for every subject that outlines what I need to know for exams this term.
  • Pasted the checklist into a book and am pretending that the checklist is an exam and I am methodically working my way through the list and checking that I know what is listed.
  • Made use of the resources at Terrace and attended tutorials where required.

Support for Parents.

Parents are able to access the Checklists on Moodle by following this link (just in case your sons forgot to show you their checklist)

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

The first two weeks have moved by quickly and the College has well and truly settled into its usual routines.

Once again, the annual House Choir night didn’t fail to impress on a number of levels. Watching the various performances provided a great an insight into the heart and soul of the Terrace House system. The sense of community created by the House Seniors, House Deans, Mr Matt Cocking and his cultural team, is certainly a highlight on the calendar. We had well over a thousand boys on stage during the night and our congratulations to the deserved winners for 2017, Buckley House. Thank you to all those involved in creating such a wonderful event.

Last week, some of our year groups explored the concept of “being a mate that counts”. Boys often get caught up focusing on how other people are treating them within their friendship circles, but sometimes give less attention to the way they are supporting their friends. The underlying agenda supporting the phrase above, prompts the boys to develop an understanding that other people are the, “best antidote to the downs of life and the single most reliable up.” How they respond when their friends share good news can be very powerful and often determines the quality of their relationships with these people. Therefore, having self-awareness that the quality of our friendships is more important than the quantity, is central to developing sound adolescent well-being.

We had a good representation of families at the Sleep Connection presentations during the Parent/Teacher interviews on Wednesday night. The presenter indicated that research suggests that, amongst other reasons, one of the key causes of sleep deprivation in adolescents is technology and the “fear of missing out”. Each year, I’m in a privileged position to gain an insight into the lives of families journeying through issues linked to online gaming and social media use. The constant need for young boys to know what’s going on in a snapchat thread, or the attraction to be a part of an online game with a group of friends, can be very compelling and unfortunately sometimes destructive to families. Once a pattern of behaviour has set in, change can often be very problematic. My best advice for families in our younger grades moving into this area for the first time is that, “prevention is better than a cure”. Hold off on social media as long as you can, they’re not missing out on much. Once it’s permitted, set routines early and don’t let them have their phones in their rooms overnight. It’s as easy as that, and as hard as that.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland this week.

Sharing the Journey

Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland this week. The 302 Catholic schools educating over 146 000 students and employing more than 18 500 teachers and staff will take time this week to celebrate the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. We’ve been called to consider the concept of how our Terrace Family is ‘Sharing the Journey’. Which Journey? Journey to what?

Our journey to God is unique to each one of us. So too is our journey as a school and a church. Pope Francis encourages us with these words:

Today, we need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies us on the journey.The whole journey of life is a journey of see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk.What is important is the whole journey by which we arrive at the mission the Lord entrusts to us.

A Catholic Terrace education, strives to form men of faith and learning by challenging or young men to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. Tuesday’s Academic Medal Assembly highlighted the extraordinary dedication and talent that exists within our community. Furthermore, couple this with the recent House Choir and the current GPS Basketball, Chess and Rugby rounds, it highlights the emphasis our community places on ensuring a holistic education for our young men.

Let us not take for granted the wonderful gifts of a Catholic education. Our global church, network of Queensland Catholic schools and our Terrace Family has much to proud of and much to be stewards of. We are not alone. We walk with others, we are challenged by others and we are encouraged by others on this shared journey towards God and the realisation of the Gospel of Jesus.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…..forever!

The Good News of Terrace

Dean of Waterford | Mr Mason Hellyer

I trust that there has been some constructive discussion at home regarding subject selection.

The careers course that the boys have been undertaking in Formation classes for the last six school weeks is drawing to a close, with the upcoming Year 11 Subject Selection Evening and subsequent interviews with the College’s Head of Faculty staff commencing in Week 5.

Your son should have had his completed SET plan signed and returned to his Formation teacher. I trust that there has been some constructive discussion at home regarding subject selection. A subject selection booklet will be sent home shortly. This booklet contains the relevant information about the subjects on offer in Years 11 and 12 for your son. It would be beneficial to have spent some time looking at this prior to the information evening on Monday 7 August.

The Year 10 cohort and class photos will be held on Monday 31 July. The cohort photo will take place at the commencement of the school day. Therefore, all students will be required to be at Waterford by 8.15am.

Thank you to the boys and parents for the support of the Chocolate drive. All funds raised from the drive will go the Waterford friendship group, Edmund Rice Camps. Edmund Rice Camps provide holiday experiences for young people aged 7 - 16 years who would not otherwise be able to enjoy them. There is a small cost for the young people to attend the camps. Many of the participants come from what could be considered as marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds. The camps also provide welcome respite for parents and families. A reminder that all monies and unsold chocolates are to be returned by Friday 28 July.

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

Year 7 PE class

Term 3 is a busy one for our 7s, 8s and 9s.

Term 3 has commenced with many conversations regarding student reports. The goal in this is for boys to clarify what they are wanting to achieve and how they plan to do this. It can also help refine the way that they organise themselves at school. These conversations occur with Tutors, myself and parents at the interviews held last Wednesday and last night in the Campbell Centre. The importance of the Student/Parent/Teacher tripartite approach here is evident and one of Terrace’s strengths.

On Tuesday, we congratulated a significant number of students who received Academic Medals. We also awarded five students in each year level the ‘Principal’s Award.’ These were presented at our start of term year level assemblies to recognise the boys who have never won a medal but have a high level of achievement and conduct themselves as a Terrace Gentleman consistently.

The formation program has started with planning for the upcoming term and will then move into the following topics:

Year 7 | Self-esteem/study spaces/strategies for learning.

Year 8 | Time online-the challenges of adolescents spending large amounts of time on screens and the body’s reaction to this.

Year 9 | The seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers (Sean Covey’s work), sleep studies and the effects on performance.

As always, we have many students involved in Music, Chess, Rugby, Basketball and of course, House Choir last Friday night. Year 8 camps continue whilst Year 9 commence their camps in Week 5. Terrace hosted a variety of schools for Future Problem Solving on Monday, others competed in the Maths Team challenge and placed first, the Australian Maths Competition was contested on Wednesday (just to name a few).

Finally, these Year levels had a spelling bee at their year assemblies which was hotly contested. The final word of triskaidekaphobia (suspicion of the number 13) was spelt correctly by a student in each of Years 7,8 and 9! Well done Gentlemen.

Parents will have received an email talking about a new initiative that Terrace has embraced called School TV. Links are provided monthly where our parents now have access to Australia’s leading experts in their field. Tough topics such as depression, screen time, pornography, anxiety are examples of the areas covered by these experts. It is led by Dr Michael Carr Gregg, arguably our country’s leading adolescent psychologist.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Well done to all the boys who participated in this year’s House Choir.

House Choir 2017

This event is the largest community event on the calendar with more than 3000 attending. It's always a treat to see the ideas and concepts the Houses come up with and how well the Seniors we able to lead and teach their peers for the ultimate performance.

The outdoor precinct was again well received with the addition of Vietnamese Street food and additional vendors to keep lines and wait times low.

Well done to Mahoney for winning People's Choice and Buckley for winning the House Choir Cup.


Bad luck to our Premiers who went down in a great battle against BSHS last week 2.5 to 1.5. After Wen Zhang's silver medal at the Math's Olympics we welcome him back to representing Terrace in Terrace Chess.

This week’s game is away against Churchie. There is a bus provided for the teams with parents picking up from Churchie after the event.

Terrace Junior Chess Championships - Sunday 30 July

The Terrace Junior Chess Championships will be held this Sunday 30 July from 9.30am - 2.30pm, on level five at Terrace. This competition is only for Years 5,6 and 7 and you should have already registered your name with Mr Devine by email.

Contact Bruce Devine for further information.

Theatresports Quarter Finals

Our Seniors have made the Theatresports Quarter Finals held today (Thursday 27 July at 7pm). These finals will be at the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place. They would love your support.

Junior GPS Music Day of Excellence

Well done to the boys who have been chosen to represent Terrace at the Junior GPS Music Day of Excellence next Tuesday at Nudgee. This day will see students from all nine schools workshop in Choir, Concert Band and String Orchestra concluding in a concert to be held at 6pm in the Mackillop Auditorium, St Joseph’s Nudgee College.

Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 12September 5.30pm, Old Boys Room

Please register your apologies via

TPA Meeting – Tuesday 12September 5.30pm, Callan Centre

Please register your apologies via

Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

The Waterford Strings perform at assembly

All our ensembles will be focusing on preparations for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival.

Last Friday evening, the Terrace Rock Band performed for an enthusiastic crowd as part of the pre-show entertainment at the annual House Choir Night. Congratulations to these young men and their ensemble director, Mr Grabbe, on a great performance.

All our ensembles will be focusing on preparations for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) which will take place at Villanova College from Thursday 17 August through Sunday 20 August. This is our “grand final” event for music and as such, it is expected that these performances take priority. Please ensure that music is being practised at home and that rehearsals are attended regularly. Parent Lounge notifications and Event Memos have been posted this week and we would appreciate prompt responses to assist us in the logistical preparations for such a large event. A Music Spirit Assembly will take place at the College on Thursday 17 August, just prior to QCMF, and will involve performances from our premier ensembles.

On Tuesday 1 August, 22 of our younger musicians will be representing Terrace at the GPS Music Day of Excellence (Years 5-7) which will take place at Nudgee College. Music has been distributed to teachers, and students are encouraged to begin working on their music to ensure they get the most out of this day. It is always an exciting and inspiring experience for our younger players. Notifications for this event have been sent out via Parent Lounge and a more detailed letter outlining the program for the day will be added to the Event Memo once this information becomes available.

Congratulations to the Waterford String Quartet, under the direction of Mrs Domenica Kelly, for their performance on the Medal Assembly this week. Thanks to Mrs Kelly and Miss Tio who filled in for absent students. Next week, the Black Concert Band, under the direction of Mr Craig Dabelstein, will perform on College Assembly.

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 3 Events

  • GPS Music Day of Excellence, Tuesday 1 August, Nudgee College
  • Book Week, Waterford String Quartet, Friday 4 August, Library, 7am
  • Strings Showcase, Wednesday 9 August, TBC
  • Music Spirit Assembly, Thursday 17 August, Campbell Centre
  • QCMF, Thursday 17 August – Sunday 20 August, Villanova College
  • Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v TSS, Saturday 12 August, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v TGS, Saturday 02 September, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • Red Thunder Drumline and Terrace Rock, Rugby GT v BBC, Saturday 9 September, Tennyson Playing Fieldss

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Rugby and Basketball had good weekends last Saturday at Tennyson and Spring Hill respectively with both flagship teams recording strong victories.


The Basketball 1st V were outstanding and recorded a great victory through a strong team performance with all players contributing for the second week in a row. Now 2-0 to start the season this team will put on a good performance heading into a crunch game with early season favourites ACGS.

The Basketball program had a generally good day across the teams and the standard of play was first rate.


The Rugby program had a record day with the scheduled weekend opponent providing 11 fixtures, of which Terrace were successful in nine of those games. Thanks to all the boys that accommodated all the supplementary games against NC, ACGS, TSS and BBC.

The 1st XV had a good performance against BSHS, running out convincing winners at the final bell.

This weekend vs ACGS, it is a good opportunity to support both first teams as they will play at the same venue. It is great to see so many Rugby boys stay behind and support the 1st XV, it would be just as pleasing to see Basketball boys stay behind and support the 1st V.

Track and Field

Oscar Sullivan – congratulations to Oscar who on Tuesday at the Junior Commonwealth Games won Bronze Medal with men’s javelin. Outstanding performance from Oscar representing the College and his country.

Oscar has won his age level Javelin from Under 13 through to Under 16 and will be looking to complete the five year clean sweep at this years GPS Championships in October.

City District

Congratulations to the following boys on great performances in the City Districts track and Field Championships over the last few days.


Max Van Balen First in 11 years 200m

Sam Hindmarsh Second in 11 years 200m

Hunter Knight First in 11 years Discuss

Bernard King First in 10 years Shot Put


Sam Hindmarsh First in 11 years Long Jump

Hunter Knight Third in 11 years Long Jump

Max Van Balen First in 11 years 100m

Next step is Met North Representation at UQ in a few weeks time – greater details to come.

Support at ACGS

With both activities on side this weekend, it is a great opportunity for boys to mix between the two venues. Reminder for boys re the College expectation around dress standards – school uniform when supporting.

The Weekly Wrap

Your Round 2 wrap is here!

Rugby Wrap

Tennyson was at its very best last weekend in hosting Round 2 of the GPS Rugby competition against BSHS. Thanks to everyone who made the day a success and in particular, our Tennyson care taker Mr Alan Kennedy and his staff for preparing the fields. Special thanks to the Rugby Support Group and all the parents who generously gave up their time to assist in the BBQ pit and canteen. Without the help of these people, offering the best game day experience would not be possible. I encourage all families to assist when possible.

Congratulations to all teams for their efforts last weekend against BSHS, ACGS, NC, BBC and TSS. It's pleasing to see the continual improvement of all teams. The willingness to shift the ball to space and use the width of the field was evident with plenty of entertaining tries from all parts of the fields.

Weekend result can be found by clicking on the GPS Rugby link below. This will give you access to all results across all school and age groups. Please note that the 1st XV competition is the only grade that plays for a premiership.

Our program is built upon a sound philosophy of educating and developing our coaches and creating a standard of knowledge and understanding. Our C – F teams are primarily coached by old boys who generously give up their time to coach our boys. This season we are fortunate to have the service of Mr Michael Broad, Mr Tom Johnson, Mr Nathan Munro and Mr John Tabrett who are level three and two coaches respectively. The role of these four gentlemen is to support these young coaches while ensuring consistency of skill execution, terminology and performance leading to a whole school approach across all of our C-F teams.

Congratulations to the following boys who represented Met Nth at the recent Under 15 State Carnivals, Gus Dillman, Patrick Elekana, Charles Condon, Quinn Siolo, Rory Slevin and Jordyn Bell.

Dads if you are interested in refereeing please contact me via email as each weekend we are required to cover up to 20 + games Your support will be greatly appreciated. NO REFS = NO GAMES.

A weekly Terrace Team Man is selected by the coaching staff during the GPS season. This is in recognition of any player who makes an outstanding contribution to their team both at training and in a game. Congratulations to the below boys on their selection.

All the very best to all teams heading into Round 3.

Representative School Sport

Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in a number of sports. Our primary students nominate via City Dist. and our secondary students via

Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth direct depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times in respective sports.

City District Term 2 Sports are:

  • Cricket date 18 August –Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 11 August

Direct nominations to Met Nth Sports are:

  • Cricket date 5 September – Open to 13-14 years. Nominations close Friday 1 September
  • Track & Field date 22 and 23 August – Open toall 13-19 years. Nomination close Friday 11 August

For more information relating to upcoming trials please contact: or click on the below link

Thanks for your support.

Exceptional Learners | Ms Karin Coleshill

​NCCD- Nationally Consistent Collection of Data.

New government policies have mandated that every school submits disability data to a central collection point. To follow this legislation Terrace will be contributing the following information.

What does disability mean? This new national data collection will reinforce the actions required of schools under the National Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005. The significant change with this collection is the use of a broader definition of disability than the one currently used to identify and allocate resources in educational systems. This legislation stipulates schools and education systems to make, where appropriate, reasonable adjustments for students with disability.

What is an adjustment? An adjustment is a measure or action taken to assist a student with disability to participate in education on the same basis as other students. Adjustments can be made across the whole school setting, in the classroom and at the individual level.

What information will be collected? In 2017 the data will be collected on 4 August and will include:

• Total number of school students

• Number of students with a disability by school level enrolment (primary/secondary)

• Number of students within disability type (physical, social, cognitive or sensory)

• Level of adjustment provided (within differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial, and extensive)

Information will be recorded in such a way to be sure that no child can be identified.

Student names will not be collected centrally, only numbers are submitted.

Further information can be found at the website

Captain’s Corner | Vice Captain, William Cook

Witnessing the Terrace Spirit through another's eyes.

For about three weeks now, I have been hosting my wonderful French exchange student Arnaud. Through Arnaud, I have been able to look at Terrace through the eyes of a stranger. Through Arnaud, I have been able to gain appreciation for a lot of things I take for granted.

One of the most immediate shocks he noticed was the level of school spirit and pride. His first week at Terrace was in the lead up to the Terrace Nudgee round which meant that the College was alive. It was very interesting to hear Arnaud excitedly recount how the entire school got to gather for assembly and even shout a war cry at the end. He could instantly appreciate the school spirit that courses through the veins of our school. This was something completely foreign to him, his school is simply a place of learning.

He witnessed this school spirit at rugby training later in the week in the way that every team (even the mighty 6ths!) committed to their sport. He saw this school spirit on Saturday by the quality of support and the courage of the players. He saw this school spirit through the interactions between Terracians. He remarked to me the connectedness of our year and how it was so different from the many isolated groups that go to his school. This is something that made me incredibly grateful and proud to belong to the Terrace Family.

House Choir, an event with a totally different tone saw Arnaud experience the same feeling of connectedness. Whether it was the nervous excitement that builds before you step out onto the stage, or the pride seen as houses chanted their name after belting out a medley of songs that are normally only found in Mum and Dad’s CD collection. He even got to see that the crazy, wondrous spectacular of House Choir drawing enormous support from GT’s extended community, all brought in by the infectious Terrace spirit.

This same school spirit was also evident at the academic medals assembly on Tuesday, where the hard work of so many boys was recognised. Celebrating the success of others is something we do well at Terrace. Every clap at that assembly was genuine. All the congratulations in the hallways are sincere. I think this is the true sign of a community, the ability stand together and strive for success and to celebrate another’s successes as much as your own. This has impressed Arnaud and made me truly grateful to be a Terracian.

Terrace Ladies Group

Be sure to come along to the wonderful morning planned for the Mothers' Retreat!

TLG Mothers' Retreat | Monday 7 August | The Pavilion Tennyson Playing Fields

Be sure to come along to the wonderful morning planned for the Mothers' Retreat on Monday 7 August at Tennyson. There will be Tai Chi under the jacarandas followed by a delicious brunch of fresh produce with cold pressed juices afterwards. Arrival is 9.15 for a 9.30 am start for the Tai Chi and the morning should be concluded by 11.30am. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, no active wear necessary. You can book via the college Events Page or via this link. Tickets are $30 each. Please RSVP by 1 August. All are welcome.

Spring Luncheon |1 September | Hillstone, St Lucia

Key Dates for the Spring Luncheon

Week 4: Invitations emailed 3 August with link to Try-Booking – Tickets can be purchased the following ways:

Table captains purchase table/s of 10: Year level to be nominated, any dietary requirements for their companions, number of seats needed on the complimentary buses to the after party at Gambaros;
Individuals purchase seat/seats at a table nominating a table captain and year level; or Individuals purchase a seat/seats nominating a year level if no specific table captain.

Week 5: Tickets on sale 8 August (via Try-Booking)

Week 8: Spring Luncheon – 1 September, Hillstone, St Lucia.

Tennyson Canteen

Many thanks to our helpers in the canteen at Tennyson on Saturday. We were well and truly covered with volunteer help in the morning. However, it was a much busier day than expected with food running out before the 1st XV game. Apologies if you were counting on a good feed and missed out. We were a little light on in terms of assistance of volunteers after lunch so if you happen to have any time around then in the next few home games of the season, please keep us in mind. Home bake is most welcome too of course.

Coming Up

7 August – TLG Mothers Retreat – Tai Chi and fresh produce under the Tennyson jacarandas

8 August – tickets for Spring Luncheon go on sale from 9am – see link in College Events Page.

8 August – Etiquette classes for Year 12 Boys

8 August – RSVP for Year 12 parent function

12 August – Year 12 Formal and Parents Function

27 and 28 August – QCS – Year 12 Mothers to assist with lunch

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson:

The Terrace Family

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

Mr John Leonard ALBIEZ, GT 1948-1952

Mr Alan Keith HOARE, GT 1942-1946

Terrace Shop


Your Term 3 Event details are all here!

The GT Old Boys’ Association President, Joe Tooma (GT73) and Committee are delighted to invite all GT Old Boys (current members or not) to join us for a catch up!
Date and Time: Friday 28 July | 6pm - 8pm
Where: Wests Rugby Union Club | 65 Sylvan Rd Toowong
Cost: Free entry | Finger food, drinks & great company provided!
RSVP: No RSVP required
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Lea Walker-Franks |

Please note due to work at College Hall plans for Winterfest have slightly altered. The Year 12 art exhibition and music performances will now take place in October alongside our Parent & Son event. The Island of HOM Senior Production is still scheduled to be held in the Billet St Studio.
Date and Time: Thursday 3 August & Friday 4 August | 6.30pm
Where: Billet St Drama Studio
Cost: Free admission
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Michael Beh | | 3214 5294

Yr 12 Drama Production - Tickets Here

Date and Time: Friday 4 August | 7.15am - 8am
Where: Terrace Library
Cost: Free entry | All parents and students welcome | Light breakfast included
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 28 July
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Louise Underwood |

Library Literature Expo - RSVP Here

Date and Time: Monday 7 August | 9.15am for 9.30am Tai Chi
Where: Tennyson Pavilion | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $30 (+ booking fees) | Includes instructor led Tai Chi followed by a nourishing morning tea by Kiss the Berry
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 1 August
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Leisa Low | | 0433 230 341

TLG Retreat - Book Here

We wish to connect with Old Boys of the College and preserve the history and heritage of Nudgee Junior. This inaugural event will be an opportunity to follow the journey of Nudgee Junior to the present day of Ambrose Treacy College.

Date and Time: Saturday 12 August | from 4pm
Where: Nudgee Junior College
Cost: $40 (+ booking fees) | Includes complimentary drink and food. Cash bar also available.
Book Now!
For further details or enquiries, please contact

njcoldboy@atc.qld, | 3878 0500

Date and Time: Tuesday 15 August | 7.15pm - 11pm
Where: The Charming Squire | 3/133 Grey St South Brisbane
Cost: $40 (+ booking fees) | Includes a range of substantial canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 8 August
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Paula Galloway | | 0419 677 670

Yr 12 Formal Parents' Function - Book Here

Westpac Gregory Terrace Golf Day - All members of the Terrace Family welcome

Date and Time: Friday 25 August | Registration begins at 10.30am with a shotgun tee off at 12.15pm
Where: Brisbane Golf Club | 70 Tennyson Memorial Ave Yeerongpilly
Cost: $135 per player (+ booking fees) for golf, BBQ lunch & after game cocktail snacks

Play in support of the Edmund Rice Bursary Fund. A number of high profile sporting identities will be in attendance with *great prizes on offer* including a car for a hole-in-one and the auction of a limited edition Jonathan Thurston Origin piece.

Book 1 place or book for a team of 4. Bookings by 18 August.

For further details or enquiries, please contact
Steven George | | 0411 723 009
Anthony Karam | | 0414 999 486

Westpac GT Golf Day - Book Here

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! All members of the Terrace Family and their guests are warmly invited to attend the inaugural Br Buckley Breakfast, with special guest speaker for 2017 Mr Cameron Clyne, Australian Rugby Union Chairman and former CEO of NAB.
Date and Time: Thursday 12 October | 7am
Where: Brisbane City Hall
Cost: $60 (+ booking fees) | Includes hot breakfast & continuous tea & coffee
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Joe Tooma | GTOBA President |

Br Buckley B'fast - 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

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Read here for more information regarding parent social functions throughout Term 3

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 for 4 course set menu
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 28 July
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

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