Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

The Terrace community is a special community.

Tomorrow we celebrate Edmund Rice Day with a Mass at 8.30am. This is a significant day for our College, other Edmund Rice Schools and of course, the Christian Brothers. Over 200 years ago Edmund Rice formed a religious order that was focussed on providing an education to the marginalised young people of Waterford. His legacy continues today with Edmund Rice and Christian Brothers’ schools scattered across the world. Last year I was fortunate enough to travel to India where representatives from Edmund Rice schools across the world gathered to share and celebrate our common story. The Terrace community is an extraordinary community. It is strengthened by the fact that we are part of an even stronger Edmund Rice community across the world. At our Mass on Friday we will welcome a number of Christian Brothers back to Terrace and thank them for their valuable contributions to Terrace over the years. Also, included in our liturgy will be the blessing and official opening of Westcourt.

The last of the series of public holidays occurred on Monday. It was nice to have another day to relax and catch up on jobs at home. However, something quite extraordinary took place on Monday. You will remember that the last two days of Term 1 were cancelled because of Cyclone Debbie. Whilst this enabled the students to have a couple of extra days of holiday, it also meant that a part of the College’s QCS program was cancelled. As a College Leadership Team, we discussed if it was possible to ‘catch-up’ this lost practice session without taking away valuable teaching time or compromising the co-curricular program. Needless to say, there were not many options. With some doubt and a degree of risk, a decision was made to offer the ‘catch up’ session on the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 1 May. I had the privilege of witnessing 203 Year 12 students attend school on Monday, in full school uniform and work extraordinarily well on their QCS practice tests. Mrs Julie Quinn led the program by going through the Writing Task, Short Response Item and Multiple Choice papers, highlighting how to approach each paper and allowing the students to practice these skills. The commitment and dedication of the students was extraordinary and highlighted the commitment the Year 12 cohort has displayed so far this year. I also wish to acknowledge and thank the parents for their support. The Terrace community is a special community.

This week the Junior Musical, ‘Shrek’, will be performed on Friday and Saturday. The shows have been sell-outs and I wish all involved all the best. They have been working very hard in their rehearsals and I look forward to seeing the performances. Also, this week sees the official launch of the Football, Tennis and Gymnastic seasons at Tennyson on Saturday night. Finally, this week nearly 40 Year 12 students travel to Maroon for Kairos 3.

Next week the students in Years 5, 7 and 9 will participate in the Naplan Testing Program. The staff and students have been working hard in preparing for these tests. On behalf of all within the Terrace community I wish the students all the best with their Naplan tests next week.

Finally, I wish to acknowledge the efforts of the staff, who, over the last two Wednesdays, have participated in the Parent/Teacher meetings. It was wonderful to see so many parents across the two days and the powerful partnership that exists between school and home. Thank you to the staff for their dedication and thank you to the parents for your commitment to your son’s education.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Celebrate Edmund Rice Founders Day on 5 May.

Edmund Rice, Founders Day

It is always a meaningful day of the year to connect in Eucharist with the hundreds of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition throughout the world. The Christian Brothers selected 5 May as all schools in both the northern and southern hemispheres are in session and are able to celebrate with one another regardless of continent. It is a privilege to be a part of the unfolding story of Ricean education which is now in its third century. Terrace joins over fifty schools throughout Australia in celebrating the life and gifts of Blessed Edmund Rice who challenged us to live authentic lives inspired by the Gospel, to create inclusive and diverse communities and to support young people to grow to make a difference in the world. The hundreds of Christian Brothers who served at Terrace from 1875 to 2010 left us a legacy of which to be proud and a great responsibility and opportunity to continue and renew the tradition.

Drop off and Parking

Space is at a premium at Terrace and everyone experiences this every day and we appreciate parental cooperation. One issue that continues to be of safety concern for students, staff and parents is the top driveway on Victoria Street. This is a key entry point on to the Campus for staff and an access point for students as well. Some parents dropping their sons off continue to park over the drive way and block the entry point for staff or park partially blocking off the driveway which makes the entry for staff difficult and dangerous as they cannot see students on the driveway. We would ask again that parents please refrain from stopping over or across the driveway. As always, your support on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thank you to all students, parents and staff who have engaged in our interview process in recent weeks. This aspect of our culture is central to the well-being of our students and their success in striving to be the best they can be. I thank our dedicated staff for their preparation for these meetings, follow up and development of strategies for growth and improvement. Parents are welcome to make contact with teachers or Heads of Faculty directly concerning any matters for discussion arising from these meetings. We look forward to the next round of interviews in Term 3.

Staff News

We wish Mrs Cathy McDonald well for her leave and look forward to welcoming Mr George Hornsby to the Library team until August when Mrs McDonald returns.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Yesterday afternoon and evening we had our final round of scheduled Parent/Teacher interviews. My thanks to the many parents and students who took the time to attend these interviews.


Last week at school assembly I shared with the boys the latest research from the Harvard Business School. This research entitle “Reflection is The Most Important Part of the Learning Process” involved a study of a random sample of 202 people, each individually given an online creativity test. One group of test-takers were instructed to reflect on a pre-test, writing down any strategies they thought might be helpful for the next test. Another group was told to also write down their thoughts and strategies, with the caveat that their notes would be shared with others. The final group was given no instructions for rumination.

In the end, both of the groups that were tasked with thinking about the pre-test performed significantly better than the group that did not spend any time thinking about the tasks at hand.

According to the study, these results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: "We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Key concepts included:

  • Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesise, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.
  • Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.
  • Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning.

As such, I do encourage our students to reflect on “what worked” and “what didn’t work” in Term 1. Continuing into this week is our academic mentoring between tutors and students. This is a further opportunity for our boys to summarise their practices from last term and initiate revised practices for the term ahead.

I had the pleasure and privilege to meet with the newest Year 5 members of our community who achieved a grade of A in every subject for their Term 1 results. Their insight and strategies behind this success were just inspirational. Taking their own notes, doing multiple revision sheets and listening in class were some of the shared strategies.

Master class - Year 12

Tomorrow afternoon from 3.15 to 5.15pm is our master class for Year 12 students. This master class will focus on writing skills led by Dr Ian Hunter who is currently working with us in a whole school literacy program. I encourage our Year 12 students to attend this workshop as they have so dutifully done in the past.

Year 10 Benchmark testing

Last Thursday our Year 10 students completed their external numeracy and literacy testing. This testing is facilitated externally and the results will be used to further assist in the selection of Senior subjects and for our tracking and mentoring purposes.

Research on the link between use of technology and Sleep patterns

I include some of the research on the link between poor sleeping patterns and the use of technology for parents to consider. With adolescents requiring an average of nine hours of sleep, this research is particularly important for our boys.

The risk from intense light is especially significant for teenagers.This is because teenagers need more sleep (8-10 hours vs 7-8 for most adults) and also because changes in the brain mean teens already have a delayed sleep-wake pattern.
Teenagers also love to be engaged with other teens, and are especially fearful of "missing out" on well, pretty much anything. This creates something of a perfect storm for a sleep problem to develop.
Says sleep physician Dr Chris Seton: "The screens not only take away sleep because they take up time, but they make kids more wakeful, and the more wakeful they are, the more activity they do, so it's a vicious cycle."
And the evidence is this problem's getting worse. Between 2010 and 2016 there's been a significant increase in complaints of inadequate sleep among 18-24 year-olds, with 60 per cent of this age group now affected, Professor David Hillman, chair of Australia's Sleep Health Foundation said.There is also emerging evidence this is resulting in an increased risk of behavioural disorders in young people.
Passive activities like reading an e-book or watching a movie are thought to be less disruptive than interactive ones like playing a video game, making posts, or messaging.
Reducing the impact of screens on sleep

  • Dim the screen on devices as much as possible at night
  • Reverse the setting on e-readers so that the type is white on a black background, rather than the other way round.
  • Consider using a free software program for PCs and laptops called f.lux which decreases the amount of blue light from screens.
  • Try the different apps, screen protectors and in some cases, inbuilt night settings that reduce blue light on phone screens.
  • Try to restrict technology use, especially the most stimulating kind, to earlier in the evening

First Quarter

I remind all our students that we have now completed over a quarter of the teaching and learning for this term, with most exams commencing in Week 8. It is most important that all students are allocating sufficient time into their assignments and also their revision for exams. Students should be very diligent in completing revision from the checklist. I encourage boys in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 to make good use of their checklist booklet.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

It has been excellent to see our young men in their blazers this week.

This week, I am writing from Sydney, where I am attending an EREA National Conference centered around student wellbeing. It is a wonderful opportunity for schools in the Edmund Rice tradition to share stories of success in looking after the students entrusted to our care. One common theme that has arisen is the need for significant mentors in the lives of students. This obviously includes adults such as the staff in schools, but the power of older students in making the journey smooth for younger boys is clear. One of the many positives of a House system is that it provides opportunity for students to interact with others from a variety of year levels. Positive interactions with students of different ages, backgrounds and interests teaches our young men empathy, tolerance and resilience, all of which contribute to the formation of good men. Exercise is also strongly linked to wellbeing, so the co-curricular program is far more than an opportunity to play some sport; there is clear evidence of its emotional as well as physical benefits.

It has been excellent to see our young men in their blazers this week and I thank parents for your support in ensuring this has happened. The uniform, worn correctly, is an important outward symbol of a student’s commitment to his education. On the subject of uniform, a quick reminder that all students staying to support the 1st XI Football team are required to be in full school uniform. I encourage all of our young men to make the commitment and come along to give their support at what is a wonderful community event each Saturday. We look forward to a strong crowd for this week’s match against Churchie.

A reminder to families of Year 7 students about our mother/son evening on 15 May to be facilitated by Mr Bill Jennings, director of a company known as Time & Space. Feedback from last year’s event was very positive and I look forward to strong attendance. Please feel free to be in contact if you did not receive any information or if you have questions.

We have had multiple unavoidable interruptions in the first three weeks of term, but we now begin to return to some normal routine. With exams commencing in Week 8 and multiple assignments underway, there should be a strong sense that students are academically busy. Class time is exceptionally valuable, but in the busy lives of our young men, the necessity to be working hard at home amidst other commitments, should mean that there is not a lot of time to spare in the week. Boys who are committed and kept busy with healthy pursuits are the happiest and ultimately, the best equipped to make their way in the world. I wish all of our young men and families the very best over the coming weeks of a jam-packed term.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

A cornerstone of Ricean spirituality is a deep and personal commitment to Mary, the Mother of God.

Global Celebrations

During May we celebrate the Month of Mary, Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice and Mothers’ Day. As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, such a time is a wonderful opportunity for our Terrace Family to celebrate our identify and the important role mothers play within our community.

Tomorrow morning, the students and staff of the College will gather for a whole school mass in the Campbell Centre to give thanks for the life of Blessed Edmund Rice and the gifts of the Christian Brothers. As we gather, we will take a moment to consider the other 170 000 students, from five other continents, who will also gather tomorrow to celebrate the life and spirit of our common founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. Tomorrow we will be galvanised in celebrations with students and teachers of schools in North America, South America, Ireland, England, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, and New Zealand.

Our celebrations tomorrow will be an extra special one. Tomorrow we will also bless our new ‘Westcourt’ building. Know that when you visit ‘Westcourt’ – the new Terrace Shop and the new Book Hire location, you are in some ways travelling back in time. Travelling back to the family home of Edmund Rice. Just like you and me, our childhoods have formed and shaped us. We were enriched and encouraged by our parents and our guardians. The four walls of Edmund’s family home in ‘Westcourt’ enriched and encouraged him to act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with God.

A cornerstone of Ricean spirituality is a deep and personal commitment to Mary, the Mother of God. In conjunction with tomorrow’s Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day Mass, throughout May there will be Tuesday morning masses dedicated to mothers. These Masses, celebrated for Senior students and their mothers or carers, will be held in thanksgiving for the sacred relationship of mother and son.

Happy Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day for tomorrow!

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…..forever!

Years 7 to 9 Program Leader | Mr Damien Coman

Year 7 Barrett at Maroon

Our Year 7 and 9 students will complete their NAPLAN exams next Tuesday.

Whilst many boys feel like they have just returned from holidays, I always like to present the fact that we are actually heading into Week 4 next week of a 9-week term! Boys often sigh in disbelief (especially when public holidays are also brought into the equation). The main message is to commence any assignments that have been issued so that the final product is every students’ best. In this way boys can have the required time to do these assignments justice. Of course, this also then leads to have the required time to prepare for exams (rather than squeezing 8 weeks of work across a range of subjects in 1 or 2 weeks-impossible!).

Year 8 Guest speaker

Next Wednesday our Year 8s have the privilege of engaging with Mr Luke McKenna, an author and educational specialist on getting school students to achieve their full potential. I hope that the Year 8 students take note of some of the main ideas that Luke presents. Having a positive ‘growth mindset’ is one of his biggest beliefs. There are lessons that can be applied to all areas of life.

NAPLAN Years 7 and 9

Our Year 7 and 9 students will complete their exams next Tuesday 9(Language Conventions and Writing tests), Wednesday 10(Reading) and Thursday 11 May (Numeracy- Calculator and Non-Calculator). Year 9 students will meet in the Campbell Centre Gallery each of these days immediately after they have been marked off at Tutor Group and the Year 7s will assembly in the GT125 Theatre each day immediately after they have been marked off at Tutor Group.

Equipment for NAPLAN


This includes 2B or HB pencils, blue or black biros, an eraser and sharpener. On Thursday students will have to use a calculator. No rulers are allowed and pencil cases must be clear (so examiners can see inside them).

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Excitement is in the air for the opening night of Shrek.

Shrek - Opening Night this Friday

With Friday and Saturday nights 100% sold out, our staff and performers are looking forward to showcasing their talents in the Edmund Rice Theatre. Please remember to bring your tickets with you as all seats are allocated in the Theatre. Foyer drinks and finger food will be available from 5.30pm with doors opening at 6.10pm for a 6.30pm show. Well done to all the cast and crew on a wonderful job. A special thanks to lead makeup artist Madison Visser and her crew from Academy of Makeup – Brisbane.

A Midsummer Night's Dream – GT and AHS Senior Production

Terrace and All Hallows’ School combine for their Senior School Production. This year this is run by AHS and some of our drama students have auditioned for and been accepted to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Performances will be help Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May at the Claver Theatre. Tickets are available via the AHS portal


Sunday Rapid Chess is restricted to players under 21 and will be held Sunday 21 May in rooms 5.5 and 5.6 Level 5, St Joseph’s College. Entry is $20, payable on day if registered earlier. Late entry on day is $30. This competition is not restricted to Terrace students.

Initial registrations by email to Bruce Devine by 5pm Friday 19 May. Round 1 of 7 begins 10am.

Prizes of $150, $100 and $50 for Open 1st, 2nd and 3rd. If you ranking is below 700, prizes for 1st and 2nd are $50 and $25 respectively.

Calendar Changes

GPS Music Showcase – Wednesday 17 May, QPAC (tickets available from )

Winter Concert – Thursday 18 May, Campbell Centre

Parent Lounge – please remember to 'Accept' any events for your son/s on Parent Lounge. This helps us with rolls, catering and transport.

Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 9 May, 5.30pm, Old Boys Room

Please register your apologies via

TPA Meeting – Tuesday 9May, 5.30pm, Callan Centre

Please register your apologies via

Social Media and Contact Details

With the College moving to a very Social Media based environment, it is important that all parents download the College App. Twitter and Facebook are also quite extensively used. The Culture Twitter account is @GTCulture – please follow us for up to date information, schedules and photographs. Should you need to contact us, and are generic email addresses that will reach our team.

Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly.

This weekend, the Red Peppers Pep Band will be performing for the tunnel and half-time show at the GT v ACGS football game at Tennyson. The group was well received at their debut performance a fortnight ago and we are once again looking forward to a spirited performance from these young musicians.

On Saturday evening, the Terrace Jazz Combo will be performing for the Term 2 Sports Launch at Tennyson. This group is largely self-directed and always do an outstanding job at these events.

On Wednesday 17 May, several of our students will be representing Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase. This will involve a day of rehearsals and workshops, followed by an evening concert in the QPAC Concert Hall at 7pm. Shortly, free tickets for the event will become available for anyone in the community wishing to attend. Please contact to reserve your tickets and they will be forwarded to you once they become available.

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

Congratulations to the Terrace Jazz Combo for their performance on College Assembly this week. Next week, there will be no College Assembly due to NAPLAN Testing. The following week 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 microfibre shirts available for $50. These will be required, along with black trousers, for the Norman Clarke Concert later this term.

For those students who perform with our beginner and intermediate level ensembles, it is a requirement that they wear grey trousers for performances. This provides a more formal and unified look as opposed to a mix of trousers and shorts. The first big concert event for these groups will be the Winter Concert on Thursday 18 May. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Year 5 and 6 Band and Strings classes do not need to purchase trousers.

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 CultureàMusic.

Term 2 Events

  • Red Peppers Pep Band, Saturday 6 May, 2pm, Tennyson Playing Fields. If you are playing football, please change into your formal school uniform and arrive asap once your game is finished.
  • Terrace Jazz Combo, Saturday 6 May, 4.30pm, Tennyson Playing Fields, Term 2 Sports Launch
  • GPS Music Showcase, Wednesday 17 May, selected performers only. All day rehearsals and workshop, Concert at QPAC Concert Hall, 7pm.
  • 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

The 11 As celebrate their win over BSHS

I have never seen such a determined performance and effort from both the Terrace flagship teams.

You can only ask the boys to play to the best of their ability. Give their best performance and never give in – try as hard as they can, from this a result will come that will sometimes reflect effort and sometimes will not.

And so it was on Saturday with the performances and the result for our two flagship teams the Tennis 1st IV and the Football 1st XI.

I have never seen such a determined performance and effort from both the Terrace flagship teams.I watched in awe of the skill level on display by the Tennis boys – the desire and dedication to attack and chase down every ball and every point. It was phenomenal and I was transfixed in their battle.

In the end, their ‘no easy points’ mentality witnessed them win by one set and several games. It was close, but a victory to reflect their effort and dedication – well done.

At Fursden Road, I witnessed the best performance in recent years by our Football 1st XI. Countless times the Terrace boys cut their opposition to pieces to only stumble at the crucial point – putting the ball into the back net.

A casual observer would have walked away with the notion that Terrace were winning 4-0 or even 6-0. However, sometimes the end result does not give justice to the effort – incredibly Terrace were defeated 0-1. Well done to our opposition for holding on, but the performance of the Terrace 1st XI needs to be noted and the boys congratulated.

Soon – so so soon – the flood gates will open and if the boys try as hard as they did last Saturday then the reward of victory will be theirs. Never give in – never give up – keep going.


A reminder that the combined Term 2 Sport Launch is on at Tennyson this Saturday evening. Bookings have closed but the committee are expecting some late walk ups.

Adults are $30 (two course meal) and students are free of charge.


This season the uniform worn by the boys in both Tennis and Football is much better – thank you. Apart from one pair of board shorts – the boys are representing and presenting for competition a lot better – keep it up.


The boys competed at the BGS / GT meet at Northgate last Friday. Well done to the over 100 boys who competed – the numbers were terrific.

Results were again strong – especially with the older boys in Under 16 and Open. The younger members of the team in Under 10, 11 and 12 recorded some significant improvements and performances – well done. The under 13, 14 and 15 are building steadily.

The quality of what is being produced this season by the boys and the coaching staff, is the best it has been in recent years. Boys continue to work strongly and conscientiously to perform to their best. Cross Country is a team sport and the success of the team is dependent upon every member and every boy’s performance.

The Weekly Wrap

Cross Country Wrap

Weekly wrap for Cross Country

The Terrace Squad gathered momentum last week with 110 boys signing up to compete last Friday at Northgate. The BGS/GT Cross Country lead up meet delivered exciting races over a fast and flat course for all distances. Once again, the GPS competition attracted a solid field for all age-groups, and there were no exceptions in the Opens and 16yrs 6km event. One thing that’s great about an open fast course is there’s no hiding and no excuses. The racing was genuinely hard and fast, which proved the quality of our dedicated and committed Terrace runners, who raised the bar after a tough week of training.

The Opens and 16yrs race presented a battle for victory as the race heated up. It was a war of attrition with Ollie Seawright and his training partner from BBC eventually finishing in a tie. The 2017 Cross Country Captain clocked up another solid performance taking the win for the Open age division. That’s two from two for Nick and Ollie.

It is difficult to uniquely capture all that goes on during a race both mentally and physically, for our Terrace runners. However, I can report it was a sensational afternoon of racing where the boy’s hard work was evident in their individual and team results.

Seven of our Junior runners ventured back to Northgate on Tuesday for the City District Cross Country trial. They gained valuable racing experience and outstanding results with three boys qualifying on the City District team to compete at the Metropolitan North Cross Country Championships in June.

  • Max Van Balen – 1st place 11yrs
  • Ryan Lincoln – 2nd place 12yrs
  • Harrison Ott – 5th place 12 yrs
  • Tim Bliss – Reserve 11yrs
  • Henry Gallagher – Rerserve 12yrs

The Terrace Cross Country Squad is lining up at the Qld Athletics 35th All Schools Cross Country Championships this coming Saturday 6 May. This will give our runners valuable race experience as we continue to prepare for the upcoming GPS Championships on Wednesday 31May.

Football Wrap

Read more for the Round 2 wrap.

The 1st XI dominated against Brisbane State High School on Saturday but despite having eight chances to score, lost 0-1, with BSHS scoring the only goal from their three opportunities. Our boys need to be more ruthless in front of goal to regain the winning form they showed in preseason.

It was a tough week for Terrace across all ages against BSHS, with 8 wins, 14 losses and 6 draws. On the upside, let's not forget Terrace won Round 1 against Nudgee College across all ages, with 21 wins, 16 losses and 4 draws.

The stand-out player has been James Leech (playing with the 2nd XI last weekend), who scored 3 goals against Nudgee and another hat trick against BSHS.

Be there to cheer the lads on!

The later game time for the Firsts will allow supporters to stay on for the Term 2 Sport Season Launch, which kicks off at 5pm. Although bookings officially closed on Tuesday, we anticipate some people will have simply forgotten to buy their ticket ($30 for adults with a delicious two-course meal, and free for kids, with pizza and soft drink) so we will accept some late arrivals. See you there.

Get to know your 1st XI Football - Q&A

Captain of the 2017 1st XI Football Team

Full Name: Sam Lang.

Nickname: Slang.

Why? My nickname is Slang because it's a combination of my first and last name.

If you could play any other position on the field than your current one, what would it be? Probably at right back.

Favourite professional team? Manchester United.

Favourite professional player? Why? Paul Pogba, because he is fun to watch and outrageously skilful.

Do you have any pre-game rituals/ habits? Always listen to music and put my right boot on first.

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? Brazil.

Get to know your Terrace Football Coaches – Q&A

The biggest turn around this week was the 3rd XI team, who came from a loss last week to a big win this week. With that in mind, it is the perfect time to see what makes their coach tick.

Full Name: Daniel Giorgi.

What team do you coach? Open 3rds.

How long have you been coaching at Terrace? This is my second season.

What is your highest football representation / honour? Hellas Verona development squad.

Favourite professional team? Juventus.

Favourite professional player? Why? Mario Balotelli, because he represents my national team, beat Germany in the Euro's and is a boss.

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? Italy.

Tennis Wrap

Round 2 wrap

This week the Terrace Tennis program plays Anglican Church Grammar School throughout the whole program in matches from Years 5 through to 12. We look forward to the challenge of playing against the ‘Vikings’ in what is traditionally a very competitive round of fixtures. A reminder that the Years 10, 11 and OPEN boys are playing at home (Ambi and Victoria Park), while the Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are playing away at Churchie home courts which include the Wynnum Tennis Centre - Colina Street Wynnum and the ACGS Playing Courts of Hazel Millman and David Turbayne.

The results against BSHS were excellent and the momentum continues to build as we move in to Round 3 of the competition. More important than the results was being able to see so many boys enjoying their tennis around courts all over Brisbane. Terrace is well represented in the tennis fraternity and the boys wearing the red and black should do so with pride and know that they are playing a highly skilful sport rich in Australian tradition.

Team of the Week - 5C

Nathaniel Mansour

Theodore Flynn

Elliot Quinn

Thomas Merlo

All boys contributed to a strong team effort and going in to the last match the scores were even. Up stepped Thomas Merlo who won the last game 6/5 to win the day, a fantastic effort by all.

Representative Sport

All your Representative sport information

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:

Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports are:

  • Cross Country date 6 June – Open to 13-19 years. Nominations close Friday 12 May
  • Rugby Union trial date 23 May – Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 12 May
  • Golf trial date 22 May – Open to all 10 – 18 yrs. Nominations close Friday 12 May

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

Thanks for your support.


Age Nationals results

Congratulations to all Terrace swimmers who competed in the recent Age National titles in Brisbane. Some of the highlights include:

  • Thomas Neill (Year 10) 2nd in the 200m IM, 3rd in the 1500m freestyle, 3rd in the 100m freestyle (a new College record for under 15s in 53.88), 3rd 400m freestyle, 2nd 400m IM, 3rd 200m freestyle.
  • Michael Gould (Year 10) 20th 100m breaststroke, 13th 200m breaststroke, 10th 1500m freestyle.
  • Will Bradley (Year 9) 42nd 100m breaststroke.
  • Tom Kerby (Year 12) 28th 50m freestyle.
  • Henry McKeering (Year 10) 6th 50m freestyle, 16th 100m freestyle.
  • Terrance Suttie (Year 9) 6th 100m butterfly
  • Terence Siao (Year 9) 17th 200m butterfly

Well done to all these boys for their fantastic efforts at the national Age Titles. Congratulations also to Rackley Head Coach on his selection the World Junior Swim Championships in Indianapolis. Rackley is now ranked 16th out of all swim clubs in Australia.

Old Boy, Louis Townsend, had a very successful Open National Titles where he gained selection in the Australian team to compete in the World Championships in Hungary. The younger Townsend boy, current Year 12 student Reilly, has been selected for an elite water polo camp – “Towards Tokyo 2020”. Congratulations to Reilly who also trains with the Rackley Swim Team at Centenary Pool.

Captain’s Corner | Vice Captain, Bill Bingham

When there is collaboration and cooperation of the entire cohort, success will surely follow.

On Monday, while I am sure many of you were celebrating having a day off, the Year 12s were called upon to spend the day practicing for the Queensland Core Skills test; a test which will be a major measure of how our cohort and Terrace will be remembered for 2017. After the highlight of two extra days off for my holiday (Thanks to Cyclone Debbie) coming at what was meant to be the finale of Term 1, the Year 12 cohort was startled to receive an email from Mrs Quinn stating that we would have to make up these two lost QCS days on our public holiday.

Honestly, I thought we would be lucky to get 60-70 boys there. Instead the result was unprecedented. To get 203 out of a cohort of 247, many of whom were interstate, is very impressive. It really shows how students answer Mrs Quinn's call. I felt intense pride sitting in the Campbell Centre on Monday with 203 of the boys I will graduate with.

The same intense pride was there yesterday when we had our Spirit Assembly. It was the closest thing we could get to Leo’s Inception so we decided to have our own crack at it. I think that this truly embodies how passionate all Terracians are about our spirit. A spirit and collective so powerful that when chanting the T-E-R-R-A-C-E war cry my body was covered with goosebumps.

It is the wholehearted commitment to activities such as these which are not for personal gain but benefit the whole that distinguishes Terrace from the other GPS schools. When there is collaboration and cooperation of the entire cohort, success will surely follow.

Terrace Ladies Group

The latest TLG news

Mothers’ High Tea

The Mothers’ High Tea for Years 5-9 was held last Friday 28 April in the beautiful Marquee at Victoria Park. The morning was a great success with lots of new friendships created over the delicious high-tea. The catchphrase “friendraising” was mentioned by our MC, Marilyn Trad, and it was taken up with enthusiasm and used throughout the day.

Thank you to Sallyanne Atkinson, our guest speaker. Sallyanne was wonderful and funny and had us all totally enthralled. We sold all of her 70 books, No Job for a Woman, and could have sold more.

Congratulations to our lucky door prize winners and thank you to the generous businesses who contributed towards the prize pool: Halcyon House, Camargue, Blow Hair and Beauty, Studio Kirby and Victoria Park Pro Shop. A special thank you to Victoria Park for taking such good care of us and for their generous offers, including the $300 voucher to the pro-shop that we offered as a lucky door prize.

Some photos from the lovely morning have been uploaded to the Terrace Image Libary. This can be found on the Parent Lounge, under “School Links” then click on your relevant year level/s.

A final thank you to the ladies who were on the organising committee: Leisa Low (TLG Vice President), Anna Stiles, Elizabeth Sheehan, Renee Pfaender, Kellie Drew and Cathy Nash. Your enthusiasm and joy are greatly appreciated.

Terrace Cookbook Special

The “High Tea Cookbook Special” will continue until Mothers’ Day. For $50 you will receive the Terrace Cookbook ($5 saving), a free GT Tea Towel and the Red and Black canvas carry bag. This is a total saving of $25. You can purchase the package at the Uniform Shop or via this link on the school’s website.

Tennyson Canteen

We have our next home game at Tennyson this Saturday 6 May against Churchie. It is also the season launch for Football, Tennis, Cross Country and Gymnastics. It will be a busy and full day so please sign up to help if you can via the Volunteer Sign on link sent out with this week’s football notice. Home bake would be greatly appreciated too of course.

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses

Tuesday 16 and Tuesday 23 May at 7.30am the College is hosting masses for the Year 12 Mothers in their house groups (see below). The Masses will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Family with the TLG offering morning tea afterwards in the Founders’ Room.

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.

Coming Up

Tuesday 16 May - Year 12 Mothers’ Mass (Barrett, Buckley, Kearney, Magee, Mahoney)

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


TLG President

Mel Josephson:

The Terrace Family

The Terrace Family is asked to pray..

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

John Douglas KING (GT 1946-1952)

Daniel James McCLUSKEY - Father of: John (GT 1974) and Christopher (GT 1983), Grandfather of: Ciaran (GT 2007) (son of John) McCLUSKEY, Edward (GT 2002), Robert (GT 2007) and Thomas (GT 2012) STEWART and Lachlan (Year 11) Will (Year 9) and Jack (Year 6) McINTYRE and Henry (Year 8) McCLUSKEY (son of Chris)

Terrace Shop


Please read below for further details about upcoming College events

Spoil mum with a beautiful gift hamper and support mothers in Timor Leste at the same time!
Details: Friday 12 May | Waterford Place (morning tea) & main campus Gregory Terrace (lunchtime)
Satuday 13 May | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $20 and $25 hampers available as well as smaller gifts for $2.50, $5 & $10
Pre-order using the link below or EFTPOS available on the day

Mother's Day Hampers - Purchase Here

Date and Time: Sunday 21 May | 1.45pm for 2.30pm movie start
Where: New Farm Cinemas
Cost: $25 (+ booking fees)
Ticket includes 1 movie ticket to the screening of Table 19, lucky door prize raffle ticket and leather "mother of" frat band gift
RSVP: Please book tickets by Friday 12 May
Proudly organised by Mahoney House to support their House Friendship Group - the McIntyre Centre

Movie Fundraiser Afternoon - Book Here

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: 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

By popular demand the Terrace Cookbook Special has been extended for sale at the amazing price of $50 until Mother's Day Sunday 14 May. This also includes a lovely free gift of a GT Tea Towel and GT Carry Bag.

Terrace Cookbook SPECIAL - Purchase 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

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

Year 7 Mothers' Brunch

Date and Time: Sunday 7 May 2017 | 11am - 2pm
Where: Chow House | 39 James St, New Farm
Cost: Order individually from menu on the day
RSVP: Please RSVP by Wednesday 3 May
For RSVP and further enquiries, please contact
Diana Thiele | | 0402 070 287

Year 10 Term 2 Parent Morning Tea

Date and Time: Tuesday 9 May | 8am - 10.30am
Where: Victoria Park Golf Club Cafe | 309 Herston Rd Herston
Cost: Order individually on the day
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Friday Afternoon Drinks

Date and Time: Friday 19 May | 5.30pm - 8pm
Where: Darling & Co. | 157 Given Tce Paddington
Cost: $25 (+ booking fees)
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 12 May
For RSVP or further details, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Drinks - 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 7 Parent Drinks

Date and Time: Saturday 20 May | 7pm - 11pm
Where: Norman's Bar | Norman Hotel | 102 Ipswich Rd Woolloongabba
Cost: $19.50 (+ booking fees) for a selection of canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sunday 14 May
For RSVP or further details, please contact
Kiki Amalfi | | 0414 508 617

Yr 7 Parent Drinks - Book Here