Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

 Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Today we said thank you and farewell to our Year 12 students.  It has been an unusual year for all of us, but particularly so for our Year 12 students.  They have successfully navigated the ATAR journey, have been involved in a range of activities, been buddies to the younger students and have been good mates to each other.  Importantly, they have been fine Terrace Gentlemen.  On behalf of all within the Terrace Family, I congratulate our Year 12 students and wish them all the best as they commence their journey as Old Boys.  I also wish to acknowledge the 166 families who leave the College this year and thank them for all they have done to support their son’s Terrace journey.   At the Farewell Assembly earlier today I acknowledged and thanked the Year 12 students and left them with this Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And may the rain fall soft upon your fields,
Until we meet again,
May you be held in the palm of God’s hand.

Good luck to our 2020 Year 12s!

On Tuesday, the College hosted the Celebration of Excellence evening. My congratulations to all of the students who were acknowledged on the evening.  You have worked hard throughout 2020 and deserve your acknowledgement.  With the introduction of the ATAR system this year, we have not been able to award the Year 12 subject prizes, the Proxime Accessit or the College Dux.  These awards will be presented at the Scholars’ Assembly in early 2021.  I also wish to acknowledge and thank the many staff who have worked very hard to ensure the Celebration of Excellence was so successful.  Thank you and well done.

As we prepare for the final week of the 2020 academic year, and as students in all year levels commence their exams, it is very important that the students remain focused until the end and finish well, both in and out of the classroom.  While it is exciting that the holidays are just around the corner, there is still much to be done before they commence.  I would ask that parents reinforce the message about finishing well over the coming days.

Finally this week, I thank all those within our extended Family who supported the Terrace Giving Day on Wednesday.  I am pleased to confirm that $294 538 was raised on the day, all of which will be directed to the College’s Edmund Rice Bursary program.  Thank you very much for your support.

Have a great week. 

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal