Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Last week I had the privilege of spending some time in Melbourne with a number of Christian Brothers and members of the EREA Network, as part of the 150 years celebration of Br Ambrose Treacy.  The days provided an opportunity to celebrate the legacy that Ambrose Treacy has created by establishing Christian Brothers’ Schools across Australia.  The gathering also focused on the future.  What does the Edmund Rice Network look like moving forward?  I left the gathering enthused by what the future looks like, but also challenged by the opportunity and responsibility that the Terrace Family has with this new journey.

Following the gathering in Melbourne, as a College community we celebrated the Edmund Rice Feast Day with a full school Mass on Tuesday.  It was a special Mass for our community as we acknowledged and celebrated our Founder and the privilege he gave to us by establishing the Christian Brothers.  The Mass also provided an opportunity where, as a College Community, we could acknowledge and apologise for the hurt that has been caused by the actions of a few. On behalf of the Terrace Family I apologised for the abuse and hurt that some within the Terrace Family have endured in the past.  It is important that we acknowledge and apologise for the hurt that has occurred.  On behalf of the generations of the Terrace Family, I say ‘Sorry’ for the hurt that has occurred.

This week signifies the halfway point for the term and it is very important that, despite the number of short and interrupted weeks, all students are focused on their studies.  In particular, attention should be given to the assessment calendar and the array of assignments that are currently in progress.  This week, Mr Mason Hellyer takes over the role of Acting Dean of Studies.  Mason will continue the work that Mrs Julie Quinn has started this term. I wish Mason all the best for the remainder of this term.  Mr Rob Sweeper will assume the role of Acting HoF HPE and Mr Devon Naeser takes over as coordinator of Year 7-9 HPE for the remainder of Term 2.

May is a full term with the continuance of the co-curricular program and the NAPLAN tests.  Students in Years 5, 7 and 9 are continuing their NAPLAN preparation with their teachers. The NAPLAN tests are scheduled for next week. Next week also sees the staging of the College Musical at QUT.  Students, staff and parents have spent an extraordinary amount of time rehearsing and I wish them all the best for the shows next week.

The building program continues to progress with a reasonable amount of foundation and structural work beginning to appear.  Over the next few weeks we should see some of this foundation work really progress.  I again thank parents for the care you have exercised when driving around the streets.  I also wish to acknowledge how well the students are adjusting to the building program.  Well done. I ask parents to support the College by reinforcing our message regarding road safety.  A couple of weeks ago I positioned myself on St Paul’s Terrace at the end of the school day.  I was disappointed and concerned to see some students flaunting common sense road safety rules by crossing this very busy and dangerous road not at the traffic lights or designated crossing areas.  No one wants an accident or injury to a student.  The staff will continue to reiterate this message, but we also need your help to reinforce this important road safety message with your sons.  We do not want a student injured, or worse.  Please reinforce this message.

Finally this week, I wish all of the Mothers in our community a very happy Mother's Day.  I hope that your sons pamper you and say thank you for all that you do for them.

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Next week, we welcome back Mr Peter Whitehouse from long service leave. Thank you to Mr Tony Nicita who has relieved for Mr Whitehouse during this time. We wish Mr Nicita well and look forward to other such opportunities in the future.

Mrs Melissa Deacon has had to take some leave this week and we welcome and thank Mrs Kaylene Campbell for joining us for this time.

Br Patrick Ambrose Treacy

Celebrating the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice as a community is always a significant occasion and especially so this year as we celebrate 150 years of the Christian Brothers' mission in Australia.

Ambrose Treacy, the Founder of Terrace, must have been an extraordinarily determined and charismatic person to have founded 27 schools in 30 years, up and down the east coast of Australia and in New Zealand. More than a pioneer, people like him border on being like astronauts due to how different from their native Ireland the Australia of the late 1860s to the early parts of the 20th century would have been. He is an inspirational figure.

My own paternal family commenced our Australian journey from Ireland aboard the ship Indus in 1876, the same year Br Treacy brought Terrace from Pugin’s Chapel to our present-day site. My Great Grandfather, Denis Ryan, came from a small farming township called Bruree south of Galway and settled near Allora on the Darling Downs where the original farm still stands. My father received some of his education from the Christian Brothers in Warwick and I was educated by the Christian Brothers from the age of nine in Toowoomba and have worked with Edmund Rice Education for 27 years. My office at Terrace is where Br Treacy spent his final days before passing away in 1912. It is not lost on me that I spend much of my working day standing on the shoulders of the Irish Catholics who paved the way for people like me in Australia and in the company of the spirit of one of the greatest educators Australia has and ever will know-it is both a privilege and an honour to live my very own ‘The Ghost and Mr Ryan’! I sincerely pay my respects to Br Treacy and all of the Christian Brothers who built up the two communities at Nudgee and Terrace where I have spent much of my life. It was appropriate that Dr Carroll, at our Mass this week acknowledged the pain and sadness that some have caused Old Boys and parents over the decades and it is also important that we remember the good that so many did and do for people like me and others. The best of these who have shaped my life and I strive to emulate, taught me that Brother is not a noun, it is a verb and a Charism is a gift of the Holy Spirit that is not be kept the same, but is a gift to be given away so that others can make it their own. Terrace has been blessed by that gift of the Charism of Edmund Rice for 143 years.

Dean of Studies | Acting Dean, Mr Mason Hellyer

The term is rapidly moving past us as we enter the end of Week 4. The due dates for drafts and assignments have begun to get closer.  For every student the middle of the term is a time of pressure as assignments are due and exams loom. Therefore, it is vitally important to have a study plan that will allow a student to navigate through this period.

I have been reading Deep Survival by Lawrence Gonzales, an American author who examines the characteristics of those who survive and the common behaviours of those who have overcome adversity. Whilst Gonzales mainly examines survival examples from external traumatic events like plane crashes and mountaineering accidents, he does relate what he has found to ‘surviving’ everyday life.

At some stage this term each student will feel overwhelmed with the work they need to do. Therefore, from Gonzales I have adapted a number of his recommendations to ‘survive’ the term:

  • Perceive, believe – recognise the situation you are in and ask for assistance from parents, teachers, friends.
  • Stay calm – with help, a way forward can be found
  • Think/analyse/plan – get organised and break down big tasks into small ones
  • Be present – don’t put off what you can do today
  • Keep at it – consistent hard work is the key to success
  • Celebrate your successes – stuck to your plan? Well done, celebrate.

Every student can find their academic success. As parents and teachers, it is important to recognise and assist with the first point, for without recognition there is no movement forward. For students, take the opportunities on offer – staff tutoring (check the App or Parent Lounge for details), Study Hall, Study Group. At the very least, listen in class and complete your homework.

The 2018 NAPLAN tests will occur next week. Students have been prepared for the exams through class work and homework from the start of the year. Parents can support their son at this time by ensuring that they get a good night’s sleep, have a healthy breakfast and bring the right equipment for each exam. Each student will have received a card that details the test equipment required for each day.

All the best for the weeks to come.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

We commenced Week 4 of the term by celebrating Mass in honour of the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice.  There is no better example of the capacity of one person to make a difference than that of our Founder.  I overheard one student asking why we were having a Mass this week and the answer is simple – if there was no Edmund Rice, there would be no Terrace.  Like Edmund, we call our students to make the world a better place through their actions.  A great example of this happened this week, when students from Treacy House ran ‘Pay it Forward Day’, a day of random acts of kindness for others with no expectation of anything in return.  This is just one example of the positive impact our Houses make in so many ways.  I congratulate our House Deans on their commitment to service and to our students for embracing the call to serve.  

The latest edition of SchoolTV has been released and is available to parents via the College App under ‘Notices’.  The topic this month is 'eating disorders'.  Traditionally, this topic has been regarded as being of particular relevance only to females, but the evidence is clear that this has become a growing issue among adolescent males.  Body image drives the behaviour of many of our young men and we need to be on the lookout for warning signs.  A reminder that all editions of SchoolTV are archived and can be found via the App.

A reminder that the Year 10 and 12 cohort photos will be taken in Treacy Court this coming Monday 14 May.  Year 12 students must arrive by 8.15am.  Boys in Year 10 will gather at Waterford and walk up together for their photo at 8.45am.  Boys are reminded to bring their school ID and to be wearing their full College uniform, including blazer.

This Monday 14 May, we hold our annual Year 7 Mother/Son evening in the Campbell Centre from 5.30pm and we have a large number of registrations.  We look forward to a memorable evening.  The timing of the event is not by chance, as the month of May is one in which we often stop to recognise the amazing women in our world who are mothers.  Our Year 10 mothers have also had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with their sons at Waterford Place this week.  I hope that our young men walk the walk as Terrace Gentlemen this Sunday and make it a special day for their mums.  On behalf of our pastoral team, I would like to thank our mums for all you do and wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.  

Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy

The Waterford community is looking forward to welcoming our mothers to the building for breakfast on Friday morning. I certainly hope that all the mums in our community have an enjoyable day on Sunday. Your sons received notification this week of the Immersion program that they have been placed in for this year. You will also receive an invitation to “accept” this via the Parent Lounge. This invitation will contain details of the contact staff and any initial information that is relevant at this point in time. 

A group of Year 10 students participated in the first homework club at St Mary’s of the Cross at Windsor during the week. They encountered a very enthusiastic group of P-5 students eager the spend time with the boys. This program will continue for the next four weeks and we thank the St Mary’s community for allowing us journey with them this term. We also welcome Edmund Rice Camps and Year 10 students from All Hallows’ to Waterford this weekend for our first combined Head to Heart program for this year. 

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

Years 5, 7 and 9 students have been preparing themselves for NAPLAN testing next week. Being aware of and prepared for upcoming events influences the best possible outcome. This is very apparent with the time spent in NAPLAN preparation over the past couple of weeks. The students' preparation has meant that they are aware of testing structures and processes, which are very similar to what we do here with our exam and assignment preparation. Having the students aware of upcoming events alleviates greater stress and uncertainty. We wish our Years 5, 7 and 9 students all the best for next week. 

With the half way point of Term 2 approaching, attention should be firstly on assignments (dates and drafting processes) and secondly onto what work can be done for exam block later in the term. Students are encouraged to check with their teachers for advice and direction for where improvements need to be made. Even though exams are a couple of weeks away, students are reminded to take time for preparation. The willingness to put extra time in now will count in the late revision stages nearer to exam time.

In Term 2 there is another opportunity for our Years 5 and 6 students to engage in Terrace Ministry programs.  With the winter months approaching, Terrace would like to support our friends of the Terrace Eddie's Van program through an Eddie's Blanket Drive. 
During Weeks 6-8, students and their families are invited to contribute to the Eddie's Blanket Drive by bringing in blankets and items of warm clothing (adult). The provision of a warm blanket or items of clothing will be a welcome addition to our ongoing daily commitment to our Eddie's Van friends and to our working as a Terrace community to make a difference to others. Congratulations again on the wonderful contributions to our Lenten Fair and Lenten Appeal and we look forward to any contributions which can be deposited into your son’s classroom, which will then be distributed to our Eddie's Van friends via our Big Brekky and Night Van ministry programs.

A reminder that on Friday 25 May, Year 6 will take part in an Inter-House Indoor Football Competition at Waterford Place. Students will be walked across from the main campus to Waterford Place. Students are asked to bring their Terrace sport gear. The afternoon will conclude with a sausage sizzle and drink after the final game and will conclude by 5.30pm.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

We Will Rock You

If you missed out on purchasing tickets, please contact Gardens Theatre box office to be added to the waitlist.

The dress standard for next Wednesday’s Opening Night is Black Tie.  We would expect all Terrace Gentlemen to wear their formal uniform – including blazers.  Please be mindful of the theatre environment and pre-plan your travel and parking arrangements.  The doors will close 15 minutes prior to the curtain rise.

Producing a show of this magnitude involves people from a variety of groups. Our sincere appreciation must go to the many parents of our cast, orchestra and crew who have tirelessly worked behind the scenes doing all the jobs that are necessary to ensure the polished product you will see on each of the four nights.  


QDU Debating continues this term.  If your son has a conflicting activity, please ensure he contacts the coach/coordinator with as much notice as possible.  


Congratulations to our Mooting students and their coach Ms Knott, who competed at the National High School Mooting competition on Tuesday at Bond University.

Support Group Meetings  

Part of the success of our Cultural activities can be traced to our Support Groups.  If you would like to be involved, meetings are outlined in the College calendar and on the App.  
• Debating Support Group – Tuesday 17 July, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room
• Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 17 July, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre  

Connect with Culture 

Stay up to date with Culture at Terrace via the College App - downloadable via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The College has a number of active Twitter accounts. Follow @GTCulture to stay up-to-date with Culture at Terrace.

The College also has many Instagram accounts. Follow ‘terrace_gtculture’ to stay up-to-date with Culture at Terrace.

Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

Last weekend, the Red Peppers Pep Band performed for the half-time show at Tennyson for the Football. Once again, these young men did an outstanding job and really had the crowd on side! We have one more performance for the Pep Band Saturday 26 May.

Thank you too to Mrs Bernadette Debattista and the Terrace Choir for their support during the Edmund Rice Mass on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, a full musical rehearsal was held at the Gardens Theatre, in preparation for next week’s shows. Much was achieved, with the show promising to be an amazing event.

Because of NAPLAN, there will be no assembly next Tuesday.

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is pleased to present the State Honours Ensemble Program Queensland (SHEP) from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018 at the South Bank campus in Brisbane. SHEP provides an opportunity for secondary school wind, brass, percussion, string and voice students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence with their peers, under the leadership of a team of eminent national and international conductors. This SHEP event targets students in the Years 8 to 12. Music teaching staff will nominate potential candidates and you will then be notified in due course by the Conservatorium.

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.

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 CultureMusic.

Term 2 Events

• Musical, We Will Rock You: Wednesday 16 - Saturday 17 May, Gardens Theatre.
• Red Peppers Pep Band GPS Football: Saturday 26 May arrive 12.30pm. Tennyson Playing Fields. If you are playing football, please change into your formal school uniform and arrive ASAP once your game is finished.
• Winter Concert: Wednesday 30 May, 6.30pm. 
• Norman Clarke Concert: Sunday 3 June, Villanova College.
• Drumline and RCB band Workshop: June 25.
• First Percussion Ensemble BBB band Workshop: June 26.
• Percussion 2, Percussion 3, TJC Band Workshops: June 27.

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Round 5 v BSHS

Well done to all the boys who represented the College last Saturday in the round of fixtures v BSHS at our home venues. Both the Football and Tennis programs had successful days across the board, with Terrace winning the majority of the scheduled fixtures. Thank you to all the families that participated in the vast number of supplementary games that occurred across Tennyson against a number of schools.

The 1st teams of both activities had mixed days – the Football 1st XI squandered several chances to score – dominating the game but allowing one scoring opportunity for their opposition to capitalise on, eventually going down 0-1, in a tight contest.

The Tennis 1st IV had a mixed day, although winning the round, they were hampered by a number of injuries that have crept into their team and were held accountable by a very competitive opposition, eventually winning 5-3.

Well done to both teams for their performances.

Thank you to the way the Football families juggled the photo day at Tennyson. Also, a sincere thank you to the number of parents who volunteered in the BBQ pit and the Canteen. Your assistance is truly appreciated – every little bit of help is appreciated and the coordinators of both facilities have remarked on how much easier the day was when there were more hands on deck.

Round 6 v ACGS 

This Saturday the majority of our teams head to Churchie to compete in Football and Tennis, with a number of supplementary games across the venues. Good luck to all the boys. Both schools are very similar in their numbers and in the style of their communities, so it will be a good test of the programs and the skill sets of all the boys in all teams. It is very pleasing to see that after a slightly rocky start that all teams are now wearing the correct uniform or House shirt when representing the College. We look a lot better on the field – wear your colours and your uniform with pride.

The Cross Country program continues to build with Director of Cross Country Mr Ebrington excited about the performances of all the age levels at recent meets – overall the College came equal third at the last meet. Well done to the boys and keep up the hard work at training with the championships only a few weeks away.

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

1st XI

Many wouldn’t agree but part of the beauty of football is that no matter how well you play you are not guaranteed a win, especially if you don’t take the opportunities that arise during the course of a game. One mistake, a bad pass or small lapse in concentration and the game can be lost. That is precisely what happened against State High last weekend. Despite dominating possession and creating numerous chances, defending well when necessary, we had a lapse in the second half and the opposition made the most of a rare chance.

To their credit the boys from State High defended with desperation and made it difficult for us. Their goalkeeper had an outstanding game making a number of very good saves including one out of the box from Byron McLeod late in the second half that would have seen Terrace draw level. 

Keegan Sullivan was once again causing the opposition a lot of problems with his pace and directness. Aiden Cathcart was once again very solid and proved his worth to the squad starting at left back and then moving into the central defensive role when Will Lalic came off injured. 

This week we play Churchie away and are looking forward to a good battle that will hopefully see Terrace back on the winners' list.

In closing, I must say how impressed I am with the support the team gets from their school-mates at Tennyson. The atmosphere is great and it’s a good motivator for the team when the crowd is in full voice. 

A/B Program 

On the weekend we had some great results against State High across the A/B program. Our 7s had a tough day where they will feel they had a missed opportunities to get some success. The 8s, 9s and 10s displayed positive improvements from the match day at Nudgee. The 11s and 2nds are understanding where they need to improve leading into this week's matches vs Churchie. All squads are are very much looking forward to another tough weekend of football, where we will look to build on this season's positive start. 

Tennis Wrap

This week the Terrace Tennis teams play Churchie in matches from Years 5 through to 12, though there will be internal and supplementary matches. It is always a great round of tennis played in excellent spirit and the program looks forward to the challenge ahead.

The results from the round v Brisbane State High School were excellent in our Years 7 through to 12. In all matches the sportsmanship by the red and black was of the highest order. A big thank you to Mr Chris Rolph of Brisbane Boys’ College for allowing our Years 5 and 6 teams to play BBC again in another round of competitive tennis. Playing a high level of opposition is a great opportunity to progress.

Well done to the Years 5E and 5F teams who defeated the BBC 5C and 5D teams in an effort that highlights the quality and depth in our junior school. The game day coaches have highlighted in their communication that they are particularly pleased with how hard our young Terracians fought in every game against our opposition.

1st IV

This week saw us in another tense tussle against BSHS. Over the past few years this team has always been a very tough task for us. Our boys once again shone through under pressure.

After the singles we were 2 rubbers all with Bryce Robinson and Stephen Stoddart both winning comfortably at 1 and 2 while Xavier Lim and Yosua Lumbanradja both lost at 3 and 4.

At 2 rubbers all, 4 sets all and down by 2 games, once again it came down to the doubles. This season we have won our most doubles, but mostly in very close encounters. This match would be no different.

After the first round of doubles, Xavier and Steve won 7-5, 6-1 while Bryce and Yosua went down in a close 5-7, 6-7 encounter after having 2 set points in the tiebreak. This put us at 3 rubbers all, 6 sets all and up by 2 games. The pressure was once again on. We were down to the last 2 doubles as has occurred in the last 2 rounds. 

Again our boys stepped up to the mark, Steve and Xavier went on to win in straight sets after a tussle in the first set. Bryce and Yosua won their first set 6-1 but lost intensity and momentum in the second set losing it 3-6.  Now they needed to pull together and inspire each other. This is exactly what they did. They stepped up, increased intensity and played more for each other to then go on for another hard fought out and memorable victory.

This week will be another difficult match for us against a developing Churchie side and with our team ravaged by long term injury, it is clear we are going to have to fight for a win in every match we play this season. However, if we can continue to compete under pressure, as in recent weeks, we have a chance of winning the more difficult rounds as we continue through this year’s Tennis season.

Team of the Week 

The 2nd IV who defeated a very strong Brisbane State High School. With the top two teams in the cCllege being hit hard by injury, the 2nd IV really stood up this week, led by Terrace Tennis Captain George Campbell. The team consisting of George Campbell, Sota Horiuchi, Tom Brannigan and William Campbell did a brilliant job to take their match in such a comprehensive fashion 5/11/70 to BSHS 1/2/15. 

Doubles Pairing of the Week  

The 7E and 7F teams took on Nudgee at Deagon in a tight contest against two evenly matched sides. Putting into practice the time spent developing their doubles play at training, Terrace had success in the doubles and reverse doubles fixtures claiming 6 out of 8 wins, only going down in tiebreaks in the losing matches. Of particular note were Jacob Tedford and Harry McCall (7E) who showed tremendous fight in their doubles match, coming back from 2-5, winning the next five games straight to take out the match 7-5 (Doubles Pair of the Week). Terrace continued their good form into the singles fixtures and competed well playing some positive tennis. Terrace won all bar one of the singles rubbers with Harry McCall and Ryan Barnes (7F) winning their matches 6-0 and Jack Butterfield (7E) winning 6-2 to close out a successful day for both Terrace sides. Special mention to Jake Collins and Finn O’Brien from the 7D team who won their matches 6-0, 6-2 and who also showed great sportsmanship team work while doing so.

Play of the Day 

Going in to the reverse doubles and with the match totally in the balance, the 1st IV for the third round in a row, held off in extremely challenging circumstances to take the match and remain undefeated, thus leading the GPS 1st IV Tennis Competition going in to Round 4. A 1st IV fixture can last from anywhere between 5 to 8 hours and has many roller coaster moments in terms of emotions. This match could have gones either way, as could have the matches against BBC and Nudgee in the earlier rounds. To win these close encounters you must be doing a number of things right and for anyone who has been at the matches supporting these boys, you would be able to identify them. Grit and determination are stand outs and there is a strong desire to represent the College to the very best that they can. As the squad moves further into the competition one thing is assured, the boys will always give everything they have and you cannot ask for anything more than that.

Results Round 3 

Representative 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 directly 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 
  • Rugby Union trial date 11 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 4 May
  • Tennis trial date 14 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 4 May
  • Softball trial date 6 June – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 25 May
Direct Nominations to Met. Nth Sports 
  • Cross Country date 5 June – Open to 13-19 yrs. Nominations close Friday 18 May
  • Rugby Union trial date 29 May – Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 18 May
  • Golf trial date 29 May – Open to all 10 – 18 yrs. Nominations close Friday 18 May

For more information relating to upcoming trials please contact: or or click on the below link https://metnorthschoolsport.eq... 

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Will Roach

As we approach the halfway point of Term 2, it is safe to say most boys are feeling the pressure increasing with due dates for assignments fast racing up. With this in mind, it is extremely important that students keep the foot on the pedal and do not stop working until the final whistle has sounded. Term 2 can be a tough time for some, which is why it is essential that boys are able to help each other out and offer support. As countless times before have shown, we are stronger when we work together as a Terrace community, which is why we must continue to bring numbers to peer tutoring and study hall where we can work through problems together. 

The term so far has no doubt been a challenge for all. However, from what I have seen around the school, I feel many boys are rising up to the challenge and embracing it. Being right in the middle of Football season and with pre-season Rugby starting up, there is the risk of students becoming overwhelmed with trying to balance co-curricular activities and academics. In order to prevent this, it is important that students dedicate a bit of time each night to their study. It makes a difference. As well as this, getting a good sleep during this period of the term is a must. Living a balanced lifestyle and continuing to chip away at work throughout the term will pay off in the long run. 

Reflecting quickly on the weekend’s sporting fixture, I just wanted to congratulate the effort of the 1st XI Football team, who gave it their all despite suffering a loss to Brisbane State High School. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of younger boys who stayed behind to support the 1st XI for the Pride of Program day. The energy and enthusiasm was great to see and hopefully it continues throughout the rest of the year. Also, well done to the 1st IV Tennis for gaining another win on their way to a promising season. Finally, good luck to all Terrace boys with their respective sporting fixtures this weekend, enjoy yourselves.  

Terrace Ladies Group

Tennyson Canteen

A very big thank you to the ladies who volunteered time in the canteen on Saturday. This made a significant difference to the day and we look forward to more Saturdays like this in the season ahead. While it seemed a little crowded at the cross over times, the surge in numbers was helpful in ensuring the busy times between games were well served. 

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses 

On the Tuesday mornings of Weeks 5 and 6 the College will host masses for the mothers of our Seniors. The Houses are broken into two groups: Reidy, Treacy, Windsor, Xavier – Week 5 Tuesday 15 May; Barrett, Buckley, Kearney, Magee, Mahoney - Week 6 Tuesday 22 May (please note that this is a date change from the original calendar). More information regarding the Mass has been provided by the College to parents.

Past Mothers' Mass

On Sunday 27 May we have the Past Mothers' Mass at 10am in the Chapel of the Holy Family. A beautiful morning tea is planned for afterwards in the Founders' Room. Please pass on the invitation to your mothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, grandmothers or friends who have been through Terrace with their boys over the past decades. It is a wonderful opportunity for reconnection and to celebrate those who have gone before us, especially as they have been the ones who were instrumental in creating the Terrace Family we appreciate so much. The invitation can be found on the College Events page, or via this link to purchase a $20 ticket to the morning tea (the $20 fee covers catering for the morning tea). 

TLG Correspondence 

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, please email our Secretary, Mrs Rachel McGahon, on Please also ensure that you save this email address into your contacts as it may find its way to Junk Mail. 

TLG Date Claimers

Term 2
  • Weeks 5 (15 May) and 6 (22 May), Tuesday mornings: Year 12 Mothers' Masses (by House)
  • Week 6, Sunday 27 May: Past Mothers' Mass
  • Week 10, 18 June, 7.30am: TLG Meeting, Founders' Room
Term 3
  • Week 8, Friday 7 September: TLG Fashion Parade, Brisbane City Hall

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson |

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Stanley John KIORGAARD – GT, 1944

Please also pray for the souls of those in the Terrace Family whose deaths are unknown to the College.

Terrace Shop

OPENING HOURS | TERM TIME | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 7.30am - 3.45pm


  • School jumpers
  • Basketball training singlets and shorts
  • Hoodies
Parents can order through Flexischools


Find all your Terrace Family event details here!

Show Mum your love with a gift that counts - support the TTN Mother's Day Stall! 
Details: Buy your gift online from Friday 4 May OR in person Friday 11 May 
Where: 7am Waterford Mother's Day Breakfast for Year 10 or Outside the Campbell Centre @ lunchtime for all other year levels
Cost: Gifts ranging from $5 | Gifts sold out in 2017 so purchase online to avoid disappointment

Mother's Day Gifts - Purchase Here

The Terrace Family are warmly invited to visit this exhibition in the Founders' Room from Tuesday 8 May celebrating the Christian Brothers.

Date and Time: Sunday 13 May | 3pm run followed by nibbles
Where: JC Slaughter Falls, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha 
RSVP: No RSVP required

Date and Time: Friday 18 May | 11am - 5pm
Where: St Lucia Golf Links
Cost: $600 per team of 4 | Includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, drink vouchers, use of golf simulator prior to play and canapes at the post game presentation.
Registration: Please register by Friday 11 May
For further information on registering or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jarrod Turner | Donor Relations Manager | 0481 905 290 |

ERFA Golf Day - Bookings & Details Here

The Football Supporters Committee are proud to present the Football Legends Lunch as part of the 2018 Terrace Football Program. Celebrate the World Cup year by joining us for an afternoon at the Marquee, Victoria Park in the company of current and former Football Legends. Your host for the afternoon will be Lucy Zelic, Football commentator for SBS – The World Game.
Date and Time: Friday 18 May | 12pm - 4pm
Where: The Marquee, Victoria Park
Cost: $150 | Includes pre-lunch drinks at noon followed by lunch at 12.30pm
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 4 May or ASAP as seats are limited - only 3 tables remaining
For further details or enquires, please contact
Craig Wildermuth | | 0411 156 775

Legends Lunch - Book Here

All performances are now sold out. Please contact the Gardens Theatre box office via below link to be added to a waitlist. 
Date and Time: 16 - 19 May | 7pm - 9.30pm
Where: Garden Points Theatre, QUT Garden Points Campus 2 George St City
Cost: Adults $45 | Concession $30 | Restricted viewing $25 
Dress: Opening night - black tie. All other evenings - smart casual
For further information or enquiries, please contact: 
Imogen Brown | | 3214 5226

WWRY Waitlist - Email Here

All boys encouraged to attend. All sporting and cultural activities cancelled for the afternoon!
Date and Time: Tuesday 22 May | 3.30pm - 6pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace | Event opens in room GT125
For further details or enquires, please contact
Paul Ianniello |

Date and Time: Sunday 27 May | 10am
Where: The Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by the Founders' Room
Cost: $20
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Wednesday 23 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Rachel McGahon |

Past Mothers' Mass & MT - Book Here

Date and Time: Sunday 10 June | 1.30pm for 2.30pm movie start
Where: New Farm Cinemas | 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost: $20 (+ booking fees)| Register via College Events
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by 8 June
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Steven Hohn |

Movie Fundraiser - Book Here

The Terrace Family and All Friends of Terrace are warmly invited to a day of golf at Victoria Park!
Date and Time: Friday 15 June 2018 | 11.30am -5pm
Where: Victoria Park Golf Course, Victoria Park
Cost: $138 per player (+ booking fees) | Includes golf, lunch and post match food
For further information or enquiries, please contact:
Steven George | | 0411 723 009

Gregory Terrace Golf Day - Book Here

Booking details coming soon!
Date and Time: Thursday 26 July | 6.30pm
Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex | 309 Herston Road Herston
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Andrew Stormonth |

Now in it's 4th year, the St Joseph’s Rugby Cup Lunch returns on Friday 27 July 2018, with special guest Lawrence Mooney!
Date and Time: Friday 27 July | 12 noon - 3pm
Where: The Greek Club, South Brisbane
$1800 for a table of 10 | Includes 2 course lunch, sparkling wine, premium beers and quality bottled wines
RSVP: Sure to be a sell out event - Book your tickets via the link below ASAP

Rugby Lunch - Book Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Please find your Term 2 parent function details here:..

Year 6 Parent Function

Date and Time: Friday 25 May | 7pm - 11pm       
Where: Bar Spritz | 29 River Terrace Kangaroo Point      
Cost: $40pp (+booking fees) | Includes champagne & antipasto platters on arrival, followed by canapes platters     
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 14 May     
For further details or enquiries, please contact       
Alison Hedditch | 0417 790 902 | 

Year 6 Function - Book Here

Year 9 Parent Function

Date and Time: Saturday 2 June | 5pm - 8pm    
Where: Newstead Brewery Co Milton | 67 Castlemaine St Milton 
Cost: $26pp (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food  
RSVP: Please RSVP byTuesday 29 May  
For further details or enquiries, please contact    
Erin McKenna | | 0438 335 719

Year 9 Parent Function - Book Here