Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

The exam period has now commenced, and it is important that all students are focused on their revision and exam preparation strategies.  Amongst the many exam preparation strategies, I believe rest and sleep are two critical aspects.  Obviously, spending time on revision is necessary, but being fresh and not tired is a key factor. The temptation for some students is to try and get that last-minute extra study done late the night before the exam and they turn up to the exam tired and unable to perform to the maximum.  Sleep – Rest – Nutrition are all important for good exam preparation.

Last weekend myself and four other staff members attended the EREA Congress.  Titled ‘Charting New Horizons’, the Congress gathered people from across Australia as well as a number of international visitors, to look at EREA and begin to shape the next stage of our EREA journey.  A number of keynote speakers, including Patrick Dodson, Fr Frank Brennan, Kirsty Sword Gusmao and Wayne Tinsey, shared and reflected on the Touchstones and how we continue to be true to them.  A key agenda moving forward will be to further expand upon the Touchstone of Liberating Education, with a focus on the Teaching and Learning agenda.  Over the coming months, the wisdom discerned from the Congress will form the blueprint for the future of EREA.

This weekend sees the conclusion of the Term 3 GPS program for Rugby, Basketball and Chess.  Terrace will travel to Toowoomba Grammar School for Rugby and Basketball while Chess will be hosted at Terrace.  I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all those involved in these programs this term. Terrace has again had strong numbers in each activity and has had successful results across all activities.  Thank you and congratulations to all.

I'd ask all families to read the notice from the College Registrar contained in the Community Information section of this week's Terrace News.  Other than Year 12 students, if your son will not be continuing at Terrace in 2019 you are asked to advise the College before the end of Term 3.

Finally this week, I would like to advertise and support some of the upcoming events that are being hosted for Conor Tweedy.  The first is the Youngcare ‘Fireworks for Conor’ event being held on Saturday 29 September.  The second is the Terrace ‘Long Lunch’, which will be hosted at Tennyson on Saturday 24 November.  Both events are being advertised through the College.  I encourage you to come along and bring your friends. Both events will be spectacular.

Have a great week.
God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Mrs Nicole Kirsch has tended her resignation from the College for 2019. Mrs Kirsch plays the role of our Years 7 to 9 Mathematics Coordinator and has been a positive and generous teacher of Maths and Religious Education. We will have the opportunity to acknowledge and thank Mrs Kirsch formally later in the year and we wish her well in her continuing professional journey.

We look forward to welcoming Mrs Rachel Walsh and Mr Innes Harriman to the Years 5 and 6 teaching team in 2019. Mrs Walsh will teach in Year 5 and joins us most recently from Marist College Ashgrove, and Nudgee Junior prior to that. Mr Harriman will teach Year 6, he returns to us from Good Shepherd Lutheran College at Noosa after spending many years in the Years 5 and 6 team here at Terrace prior to that. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Walsh and Mr Harriman.

Mr Alex Berry has also been appointed to a full-time continuing position at the College after working with us in contract positions over the past two years. Mr Berry will work across the Years 5 to 9 teaching areas in Humanities, Religious Education and Health and Physical Education.

The College continues our recruitment processes for the roles of Dean of Studies, IT Systems and Project Manager, Counsellor, teacher of Engineering/Design Technology/Construction, Sponsorship and Events Coordinator and Compliance Manager. We will inform the community of the outcomes of these processes in due course.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn


This week saw a great display of dedication by many students to produce their best outcomes in their exams. I continue to be inspired by the planning, preparation and thought that many students make towards their academic outcomes. One such example is the student who has downloaded all the learning required from the checklists provided and has across this term, methodically and systematically, marked off the lists as he has mastered each topic. His commitment has given him a level of confidence approaching this exam block that is an essential part of success. 

All students have been issued with copies of the exam schedule. Copies can be obtained from Student Services or downloaded from Moodle. These timetables are an essential part of a strategic revision plan. This week and next week’s challenge is to ensure that our boys exhibit perseverance in their preparation and commitment until the completion of their final exam. Our aim is for each and every student to finish the term knowing that he has given of his best, whatever that outcome may be.

Friday Roll Call

Well done to the Year 9 boys who attend the Friday Roll Call session that Mr Coman leads every Friday morning.

Below is the summary produced outlining the key points for the week in each subject.

Reports and use of data 

Term 3 reports will be uploaded into TASS on Friday 12 October, Week 1 of Term 4.  

Reports will show a Term 3 result, a cumulative Terms 1, 2 and 3 result and an indication of a student’s application, behaviour and homework commitment throughout this term. The data from these results allows us to generate numerous reports to inform us of students who have gained ground and those who may have lost ground. This information is the focus for student conversations leading into term four around further strategies to either support or amend current learning habits. 

Next term, Year 12 students will receive a further updated estimated OP score based upon their most recent results. This will also be carried out for our Year 11 students. These estimates allow students to measure their own academic outcomes as they journey across their Senior years, which provides incentives to adapt their study habits accordingly. Scores are given within a range of two OP points. 


Next Wednesday evening at 6pm at Waterford we host our Immersion presentations summarising the breadth and depth of the various experiences over the three weeks. These programs continue to be a highlight across a student’s time at Terrace. Our overseas Immersions this year have seen the students travel to Timor-Leste, Fiji, Cape York and India. We continue to thank and appreciate the gifts and generosity of the staff who enable this program to take place. 

Australian Mathematics competition 2018 

Results from the Australian Maths competition have now been released. Terrace performed very strongly in this very challenging set of problems. 

My thanks to Mr Noel Covill, our Head of Mathematics and Mrs Cath Griffin for all of their time, dedication and expertise in setting these opportunities up for our boys.

Congratulations especially to the boys listed below: 

Best in school Award Winner(s) 

Standard Score Total Score 
  • 12S Guowen Zhang
  • 5UP Rehan De-Livera
Top students by year
  • 5UP Rehan De-Livera
  • 5UP Benjamin Sandstrom
  • 5UP James Dabelstein
  • 6UP Will Monckton
  • 6UP Hayde Sharpe
  • 6UP Adrian Chan
  • 7J Reuben Dooley
  • 7J Thomas Marschke
  • 7J Eddie Kauri
  • 8J Ryan Wong
  • 8J Adrian Jesuthasan
  • 8J Dane Ball
  • 9I Charles Macuga
  • 9I Tyler O'farrell
  • 9I Jaiman Sidhu
  • 9I Hao Do
  • 10I Yang Zhang
  • 10I Justin Jeyarajah
  • 10I Patrick Gleeson
  • 11S Darcy Little
  • 11S Jack Gardiner
  • 11S Oscar Wynne
  • 12S Guowen Zhang
  • 12S Kurtis Albert
  • 12S Thomas Waldie

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

I have written on various occasions about resilience and how important it is for young men to grow their ability to bounce back when things don’t go well.  Learning to cope with hardship is one key ingredient to developing good mental health.  The trouble for many parents is that we don’t like to see our children going through tough times and we instinctively want to protect our kids from any of life’s knocks.  The reality is that the all-important life skill of resilience is best developed in our young years.  I saw two fine examples of resilience at Tennyson on Saturday.  

The first was when Conor Tweedy left hospital to sit on the sideline and watch his mates play against IGS.  Despite all the challenges he has faced and that lie ahead, Conor has never once complained.  He has simply set himself goals and gone about achieving them.  One major goal was to attend the final home game of the season last Saturday.  This week, he’s excited to be heading to Toowoomba for the final round and I know there are a number of other significant goals he has set for the months ahead.

The second example of resilience was when Reilly See broke the hearts of IGS by kicking a sideline conversion after fulltime.  The kick itself was a highlight, but the story behind it is more important.  Reilly had lost his position in the team earlier in the season, but never complained or stopped smiling.  He kept his chin up and kept training with a positive attitude, so Saturday was a great reward for Reilly.  After he kicked the goal, our Rugby Director told me about Reilly’s commitment to practising his kicking.  He won’t forget that moment and deserves recognition, not only because of a kick, but also because of his resilience and work ethic.


With only a handful of days until holidays, this is a critical stage of the term for all year levels, as the boys complete exams.  As always, it is important that every student makes the most of all remaining time by making exam preparation his top priority.  Holidays will soon be here, but until then, there’s work to be done.  On the subject of exams, the removal of some of our usual routines for Years 11 and 12 during exam block can be seen by some students as an opportunity to lower their standards around personal presentation.  I ask for parental support with this important matter, in particular:  students must be clean-shaven when they come to school, and they must be in full academic uniform.  While we understand the boys are busy, these matters remain a high priority.  Wishing all students the very best over the exam period.

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


I would like to congratulate the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard on the Future Problem Solving Championships with great success. The following students in Years 7 and 9 will contest the Australian Championships in Melbourne:

Year 9 - Matt  Mitchell, Dan Fitzgerald, Ben Savage, Ben Chatwood and Lorenzo Gamboa
Year 7 - Hugo Smith, Tasman Bunkum, Reuben Dooley and Joseph Lee
It is my pleasure to also congratulate our top mathematicians who competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition:

Year 9 - Charlie Macuga- High Distinction
Year 8 - Ryan Wong, Adrian Jesuthasan, Dane Ball - Prize winners, Patrick Keough, Josh Beehler, Quinn Reiger - High Distinctions
Year 7 - Reuben Dooley - Prize winner, Tom Marschke, Eddie Kauri - High Distinctions

NAPLAN results

Terrace’s NAPLAN results were pleasing with a very big improvement in the Year 9 cohort to finish thirteenth in the state, including ninth in QLD for Writing. Year 7 finished fourth in the state.  They were second in QLD for Numeracy, which was particularly pleasing. 


The message is always that passive revision such as reading and highlighting have a place in revision, but the active (harder) work of writing notes, drawing diagrams, making mind maps and flashcards and answering questions need to be the main focus during revision.

Terrace Library

The Terrace Library will be closed after school on Thursday 20 September.

Click here for the e-scholar link.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

GPS Chess 

Terrace has had an extremely good season in GPS Chess.  Our Premier team of Hughston Parle, Guowen Zhang, Yang Zhang, Jack Giufre and Lachlan Wood started the term in formidable fashion by winning their first three games.  That momentum has slowed slightly with a few draws and a loss but we are looking to finish the season strongly with our final game in Toowoomba.  If we can secure a 4-0 win and BBC, who currently sit in second place, lose we would tie on the same points and then it would come down to overall games won over the term to see who finishes as runners-up.  Coming second would be our best ever result in GPS Chess.  Whatever happens, I am really proud of the Premier’s hard work and training this year.

Congratulations must also go to the whole of the GPS Chess squad for a great season.  There has been a great atmosphere amongst the squad and that has resulted in wins on the boards. A special mention also goes to the three open players Charlie Macuga (Year 9), Freddie Marshall (Year 9) and Declan Farrell (Year 7) who have won every game they played this term.  Well done boys!

Next Term sees us looking forward to the Inter-School Chess Championship State Finals, which will be hosted at Terrace.  We are very excited to host the event and to have our Premier team representing the school in the tournament.  The tournament runs from the 20-21 October in the Campbell Centre.

All British Day

As you are aware, our Premier Ensembles tour internationally every two years.  To assist with the costs of these tours, fundraising is an important component to ensure as many of our students as possible can travel.  

The upcoming All British Day, held at Tennyson, is a fundraising event and we are asking families to volunteer some time (students may also assist with this fundraiser by assisting in the canteen.)  Whilst some fundraising activities can be quite tedious and time consuming, the All British Day is actually quite a fun day.  Besides spending some time checking out the fantastic British automobiles, this fundraiser gives parents and students time to get to know each other – more than just the normal greetings as they pass by on the way into or out of a concert.

There are various ways you can help and these can be found by clicking on the volunteer link here: .  If baking is your thing, home-bake goodies will also be very gratefully received.  Please contact our Terrace Performing Arts Chair, Mrs Kirsten Carroll –, or Mrs Tanya O’Meally –, if you are able to assist with baking.

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.  
Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 16 October, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre 
Debating Support Group – Tuesday 16 October, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room

Staying in touch  

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we would suggest you download the Terrace App and follow us on Twitter (@GTCulture) and Instagram (terrace_gtculture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

Last week the College hosted the Year 7 Orientation. A big thank you to the Black Concert Band, the Callan Black String Ensemble and the Vocal Soloists who performed as part of this event and their conductors Mr Craig Dabelstein and Ms Amy Phillips.

Thank you to the Red Thunder Drumline, who played at the Rugby GT v IGS match last Saturday at Tennyson.

A perusal of the calendar dates below will show that we have a number of engagements in Term 4. Please consult the College App for more details as they come to hand and please respond promptly to invites sent to the Parent Lounge.

Celebration of Excellence

All musicians in Years 5 and 6 classroom Music, the Red and Black Concert Bands, Callan Red and Black Strings have been asked to commit to memory the music to Carmina Burana. We ask families to encourage the boys to work on this at home. The results will be well worth the effort when we combine these musicians with the Celebration of Excellence Orchestra and Choir.

Music beyond the classroom

Each year as the Music Department approaches Term 4, we look forward to forecasting numbers for our ensembles for the following year. As part of this process, we look at our Year 6 musicians to see who would like to continue. Following on from the success of the Year 6 band and orchestras at the recent QCMF, it is a good time to speak with your sons about continuing on with Music beyond the classroom and into the co-curricular program.

Research shows that musical and artistic achievement goes together with academic success in all stages of students’ schooling. A strong Music and Arts program also enhances a school’s community profile.  Music and the Arts are not seen as an end in themselves, but as something that will add significantly to the quality of life both at school and the years beyond.
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of ensembles and activities to experience the joy of music-making and to stimulate their interest in Music and the Arts.  With over 28 ensembles, in every conceivable configuration, and instrumental teaching staff who are amongst the best in their field, your son will be well placed to succeed and enjoy music-making through his school life and beyond.

Enrolment in lessons is easy. Please find a link to the JotForm

For those who already enrolled for lessons, there is no need to re-enrol, as lessons are rolled over automatically into successive years.

2019 Young Conservatorium

Applications for the 2019 Young Conservatorium programs have now opened. All applications must be submitted online through their website, to browse through on what is on offer, plus enrolment information, please click here. Please note that Saturday 15 September 2018 is the closing date for all applications and receipt of $30 application fee.

Talkin' Jazz

Talkin’ Jazz will be holding a performance workshop, for interested students, at the Brisbane Jazz Club during the September school holidays. This is always an exciting opportunity for those who have a strong grasp of their instrument and are interested in learning more about jazz. More information can be found by clicking here.

Term 3 events

• AMEB Brass Clinic - Tuesdays 25 September and 2 October

Term 4 events

• Co-curricular Photo Day - Wednesday 10 October 
• Chamber Music Concert - Thursday 11 October 6pm 
• Placement Day - Monday 22 October (pupil free day) Year 5 - 10.45-12.15pm,  Year 7 - 12.45-2.20pm. 
• Terrace Jazz Night - Friday 26 October 
• Celebration of Excellence - Friday 2 November 

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events 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.

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Congratulations to both the Rugby and Basketball programs on their performance last weekend against IGS. The Terrace boys were victorious in the full round of fixtures against their scheduled opponents. 


Terrace won the day with 15 Victories, one draw and eight defeats.

For the hard-working men of this program it was another good weekend, with great skills on display. Mr Sam Mackinnon, our Basketball Coordinator, is more than pleased with the development of the boys and their application. So far this year, the Basketball program has won all days overall except for one round – that is a great effort and all the boys from Year 5 through to the Opens need to be congratulated.

For the 1st V Basketball Team, it was an opportunity to play the front-runners IGS and compete against the likely eventual premiers for 2018. The scoreboard went to IGS in the end, but the Terrace team should be proud of their efforts in this game and for the season so far. 

This weekend they will travel to TGS and there is a great expectation that the boys will finish off strongly and record their third victory for the year. They certainly have the talent and desire.


It was a quiet day at Tennyson with fixtures starting off at 10am and Terrace playing host to not only IGS, their scheduled opponent,s but also Nudgee, BBC and TGS. For the record, the Terrace Rugby boys won the day seven games to six. The 1st XV had a fantastic victory to win after the bell with the final play – a conversion of a wide try, where the ball hit the cross bar before going over. That kick, the second conversion from out wide, gave victory to the boys by two points.

It was great to see the supporters rise to cheer the team from the field. It was especially pleasing to see the joy that it brought to two special guests on the day, Conor Tweedy and Ollie Harrison.

Ollie had the honour of leading the team out onto the field. Ollie has been a fixture at Terrace for many years supporting his brothers as they have gone through the College and it may be the last time he is at Tennyson, although he tells me he will be there every weekend next year. For Conor, it was a great way to welcome him back to Tennyson and have a day out with his mates. I think all who witnessed his presence and his engagement with the boys would have been uplifted by his spirit and determination. 

This weekend we travel to Toowoomba Grammar School for the final round of fixtures. It is always cold in Toowoomba, regardless of the predicted weather, so boys and families need to be prepared, especially with some early starts. Please allow a minimum of two hours travel time up the range and be careful of the reduced speed zones. Safe driving to all. 

As the seasons draw to a close for both programs it would be remiss of me not to thank the Support Groups that underpin both programs and the parent body in general that do such a wonderful job in supporting all the boys. Thank you very much. There are so many things that occur on a Saturday and it is too hard to list all the people who assist in every way – simply, thank you to all.  

As it is the final round for both Basketball and Rugby, it is appropriate for boys to consider a small present for their respective coach – please remember your coach with a small offering of thanks. Remember, if we don’t have coaches, then we don’t have teams.

Good luck to all for this Saturday, let’s finish off the year well. 

The Weekly Wrap

Rugby Wrap

As we head into the final round of the GPS Rugby season against Toowoomba Grammar School, I would like to take this opportunity to look back on the season. Thanks to the many people who contribute to providing a safe and positive environment for our boys to experience the great game of Rugby. 

Over 750 young men participated in Rugby at Terrace in 2018 and all players, in all teams, in all matches, displayed great sportsmanship and respect for their opponents, they are to be congratulated for their performances.  Thank you to the coaches, many of whom are teachers, parents and Old Boys for giving up their time.  The success of Terrace Rugby is due in no small part to their invaluable assistance.  

Terrace Rugby is very fortunate to have such a committed group of Sport Office staff, teaching staff, parents and Old Boys.  

 Special thanks must go the following: 

  • The Terrace Rugby Support Committee lead by Mr Damian Hearne and Mr Sean Dollar. A special thanks to Mr Andrew Hiley and Mr Lee Bodimeade who are first to arrive and last to leave Tennyson on game day to set up and pull down; 
  • Mr Michael Fallon from the Rugby Support Group and Mrs Melisa Josephson from the TLG along with all parents who assisted in the BBQ pit and the canteen on game days; 
  • Mr Andrew Dowling, Mr Lawrence Scott and Mr Simon Porter for their efforts with the home game scoreboard, match day program and sponsorship; 
  • Mrs Helen Kirk and her hard-working sales staff for their efforts with the merchandise tent; 
  • Dr Ben Forster, his team of parent doctors and twelve9teen physiotherapy who ensured all boys were in safe hands at our games;  
  • Our Terrace eferees who quietly go about their jobs;  
  • Mr Alan Kennedy, Mr Craig Jesberg and Mr Matt Wrathall who prepare the fields at Tennyson each weekend;

and finally,

  • All the parents and friends who supported from the sidelines.  We have several long serving parent coaches whose sons are graduating this year, who over the years have dedicated countless hours to the program. I thank you all. 

I would also like to acknowledge all Open Rugby players and thank them for their efforts over the years playing Rugby at Terrace, some since 2010. The Terrace Community is very proud of you and in your final year at Terrace we want to publicly thank you for pulling on the red and black jersey for the final time this Saturday.

Round 8 results

Terrace Ladies Group

Terralicious ‘18

By all accounts, Terralicious ’18 was a resounding success. An incredible $41000 was raised to go towards the Conor Tweedy campaign and the refurbishment works within the College’s Wellbeing Centre. Both wonderful causes, and another testament to the Terrace Family looking out for one of our loved family members in need.

While I couldn’t attend, I have seen the many professional photos and instagram posts of our lovely ladies enjoying themselves. You can view the photos and copy them as you wish using this link:  Terralicious '18 Photos. There are some gorgeous photos of the fashion parade too, which you can access here:  Terralicious '18 Fashion Parade.  

I would like to thank Mrs Jo Evans for her wonderful work in bringing this amazing event together again for us. Mrs Renee Lee (in the centre of the photo above with her models and MC Di Cant) currated the fashion parade including all work involved in coordinating with retailers and designers, organising models, and putting together what was an incredible parade. We are very fortunate to have Renee coordinate Terralicious through her business Renee's Runway Rentals.  She has the respect of many of Brisbane’s best fashion retailers, who are very happy to work with her. Thanks Renee, this is an enormous undertaking – one of which was greatly appreciated by all the ladies attending on Friday.  Thanks also to the fabulous Victoria Carthew (MC) and Di Cant (Fashion Parade MC).  The parade would not be the professional event it is without your incredible involvement.

Special thanks also to the marvellous can-doers of the Terralicious ‘18 committee (left to right below in photo): Dina Cavallucci, Simone Long, Kristin Essler, Nikki White, Simone Hiley, Jo Evans, Megan Clifford and Natalie Davis. Of course the group of ladies assisting Sue Ruddy with the gorgeous floral table arrangements were also worked hard in the days leading up to the event. My thanks also to Susannah Kits in the Communications Office at the College for her generous assistance in organising advertising and the online bookings for our events. Ladies, we really are most grateful for all of your efforts.

A very big thank you to our major sponsors, Hyundai and McKinney’s, and to Brisbane City Council who contributed just short of $10 000 towards our fundraising efforts. I would also like to thank all the other businesses and families who contributed to our prize pool of fabulous prizes, which added to the excitement of the day.

Congratulations to our main prize winners: Mrs Sue Bouton who won the Hyundai Hatchback (left below with Hyundai representatives, Louise Andrews and Rachel Hosking); and Guilia Cooper (below with Andrew Welch of McKinneys) who won the beautiful McKinney’s South Sea pearl necklace.

Below is the complete list of winners – congratulations to you all. If you have not already collected it, your prize can be collected from the College Reception in the Treacy Centre.

Black Raffle – Major Prize Winner

$19490 Hyundai Accent Sport 1.6Lt Petrol 5-Door Hatch           Sue Boulton

Red Raffle – Prize Winners

$7500 McKinney’s Jewellers South Sea pearl necklace               Giulia Coorey

  • $600 Veuve Clicquot 3Lt jeroboam - Nicole Tilse
  • $500 Camargue clothing voucher - Simone Long                                              
  • $500 QPilates voucher - Eva Marino                                                           
  • $440 Biffi Patricia Pepe white tote - Helene Wilson                                           
  • $400 Slip silk pillowslips & Veuve Clicquot - Kate Pearson                                
  • $400 Marimekko towels & tote bag - Kelli Nasser                                            
  • $380 Blackbird Hair & Wares gift/voucher - Sasha Remedios                              
  • $350 Kailo Wellness Medispa treatment - Maria Becconsall                               
  • $300 Sam Ogilvie clothing voucher - Jo Kennedy                                            
  • $300 Noller & Turner Travel voucher - Chanelle Simpson                                    
  • $300 Merlo coffee hamper - Fran McKeering                                                     
  • $298 Jilly Marsden statement earrings - Anna Stiles                                       
  • $250 Universal Store voucher - Nicole Quinn                                                    
  • $200 Persone by Gambaro voucher - Heidi Cooper                                           
  • $170 Jordi Active activewear gift pack - Deena O’Callaghan                              
  • $170 Run Louder exercise tights - Leanne Thompson-Coates                              
  • $155 One Wybelenna 1hr custom facial - Chantelle Rapchuk                              
  • $150 Lord Alfred Hotel voucher - Dina Cavallucci                                              
  • $120 Edmondo Hair Stylist product/voucher - Angela Smith                               
  • $100 Lendlease King St Newstead voucher - Litsa Kallos                                 

Thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting another TLG event. We ladies of Terrace enjoy our social outings, and everyone arrives with the best spirit and carries this spirit through to the after party at Cloudland. Thank you also to those who bought tickets to the raffle but didn’t make it to the event. Finally, a thank you to our models – thanks for bringing your great attitude and fun to the catwalk and continuing the fabulous tradition that is “Terralicious”.

Tennyson canteen

Thank you to everyone who assisted on Saturday at Tennyson in the canteen and barbeque pit. That wraps up the season for Rugby. It has been a great season with some changes in how we ran things, changes that have improved the experience for our customers and for those helping out too.

Athletics Carnival

Friday 12 October, the first Friday of Term 4, is the Inter-House Athletics Carnival at Tennyson. Planning is underway for a terrific offering in the canteen, so rest assured your chaps will be well fed and watered that day. Please sign on via this link to assist with serving on the day.

TLG Meeting this coming Monday

This coming Monday morning of Week 10, 17 September, is the end of term TLG Meeting. It is to be held in the Founders’ Room at 7.30am with breakfast, coffee and tea. Please come along to hear about the happenings of this term and what’s coming up in Term 4. The TLG meeting is a great forum for any other matters that parents might like to talk over, so if there is something that you feel would be good to discuss, please come along.

TLG Date Claimers

Term 3

Week 10 – Monday 17 September- TLG Meeting, 7.30am Founders’ Room

Term 4

Week 1 – Friday 12 October – Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Week 4 – Monday 29 October – TLG AGM, College Museum

Week 5 – Friday 9 November – Thanksgiving Mass followed by Year 12 Mothers' Lunch

Wednesday 5 December – Staff Christmas Lunch

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson 

The Terrace Family

We pray for Conor TWEEDY and his family who are going through this challenging time.

We also pray for Mr John JEFFERS - GT, 1946-50 in his time of illness.

We pray for the families of the following members of our Terrace Family who have gone to their eternal rest:

Mr Kenneth MCKEE, GT 1944

May they be consoled by their many memories of those they have loved and lost.

Terrace Shop

Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am to 3.45pm during term time (closed for lunch from noon to 12.35pm). Online orders via Flexischools can be collected during these times by students or parents. See current specials below.

GTOBA tie | $55

GTOBA heritage Rugby jerseys (2XL, 3XL) | $70

Terrace/Nudgee Rugby caps | $25 (cash only)


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family event details here...

Date and Time: Sunday 16 September | 12pm - 3pm
Where: Terrace Staff Car park & The Campbell Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation upon entry
RSVP: RSVP extended to Friday 14 September via College Events
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Angela Papacostas | | 0411 749 044

Basketball Celebration | RSVP Here

Date and Time: Thursday 20 September | 6.30pm
Where: Wests Rugby Club, 65 Sylvan Road Toowong
Cost: Adults $67 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal & drink on arrival
Students $31 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal & soft drinks
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Friday 14 September
For further details or enquiries, please contact:
Helen Kirk | | 0402 163 000

Opens' Rugby Celebration | Book Here

The Terrace Family is warmly invited to enjoy the spectacular Riverfire fireworks with amazing food and drinks from this exclusive location.  All funds raised will go towards the Conor Tweedy Trust.
Date and Time: 
Saturday 29 September | 5.30pm - 9pm
Where: EY Office, Level 51, 111 Eagle St Brisbane 
Cost: $250 | Includes 3.5hr Canapé & Premium Beverage service including French Champagne
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below before Friday 21 September | Please note this is an 18+ only event

Fireworks for Conor | Book Here

All North American based Terrace Old Boys are warmly invited to attend this special network in the USA!
Details: Sunday 30 September | 12pm - 3pm | The Waterbar Restaurant, San Francisco
Saturday 6 October | 5pm - 9pm | The Australian Hotel, New York
RSVP: Please RSVP your interest to attend to Lea Walker-Franks |


Step Up is a program being offered to Year 12 students - 'Student Transition Education Program University Preparation'. Please refer to the Terrace App for further information.
Details: Monday 8 October, Wednesday 10 October, Monday 15 October & Wednesday 17 October | 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Cost: $320
RSVP: Please register via College Events by Friday 14 September

Year 12 Step Up Program | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 13 October | 6.30pm - 11pm
Where: Campbell Centre, Gregory Terrace
Cost: $50 per person (+ booking fees) | Includes dinner. Cash bar. 
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Saturday 6 October
For further information or enquires, please contact
Natalie Kruysmulder | | 0402 092 386

Basketball Trivia Night | Book Here

Coaches will be assessing new swimmers from 5pm to determine squads.
Date and Time: 
Friday 26 October | 5.45pm - 8pm
Where: Centenary Pool, 400 Gregory Terrace Spring Hill
Cost: No cost event | Includes buffet meal & drinks 
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes by Tuesday 23 October
For further information or enquires, please contact
Shannon Neill | | 0488 155 718

Swimming Opening Function | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 October | 10am - 4pm
Where: Estee Lauder Corporate, L2 33 Park Rd Milton 
Cost: $10 (+ booking fees) | Includes entry
RSVP: Please RSVP by 25 October or ASAP as limited to 100 tickets available
For further information or enquires, please contact
Joan Hyams | | 0413 683 117

Estee Lauder Shopping | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 October | 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Tennyson Boat Shed, Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: No cost event
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes only via College Events by Wednesday 17 October
For further details or enquiries, please contact:
Tamara Andrijich | | 0437 074 761

Rowing Welcome Night | Book Here

Support the work of Youngcare by purchasing a tray of fresh, juicy summer ready mangoes direct from the farm! All funds raised will go directly to Youngcare.
Date and Time: 
Place your order by Friday 2 November
Mangoes will be delivered Tuesday 6 November to the Founders' Room, Gregory Terrace for pick up between 12pm - 3.30pm
Cost: $30 per tray (+ booking fees) 
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Julie Joseph | | 0408 737 733

Mango Orders | Place Here

Date and Time: Friday 9 November | 10am - 11.30am
Where: College Hall, Gregory Terrace
RSVP: Please RSVP via email or telephone Erin Bowpitt on 3214 5422 by Friday 2 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Erin Bowpitt | | 3214 5422

Email RSVP | Click Here

Gather your friends, book a babysitter but most importantly - rope off Saturday 24 November for the Terrace Long Lunch at Tennyson in support of the Conor Tweedy Foundation.
Date & Time: Saturday 24 November | From midday
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Details: Set to be a fun filled, relaxed and joyous community afternoon including:

  • Live music & DJ
  • BYO food or order a picnic hamper
  • Full cash & cocktail bar
  • Food truck after 5pm
  • Strictly adults only event

RSVP: Booking details coming very shortly via College Events
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Kristen Esler | or Simone Hiley |

Date and Time: Sunday 2 December | 1pm - 4pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
RSVP: RSVP not required. Please feel welcome to attend on the day.
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Blair Copelin |

Only 250 tickets will be sold!
Prize: Hyundai i30 Go RRP $20,990
Cost: $100 a ticket | Purchase from the Finance Office in person or by phoning 3214 5455
Drawn: Friday 16 November | Last day of school for Year 12s

Date and Time: 20, 26 & 28 November | 4pm - 5.30pm | Victoria Park & 2 December | 8am - 12.00pm | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $70 (+ booking fees) | Includes training sessions 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 9 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Tom O'Malley |

Yr 5 2019 Cricket Orientation | Book Here

Date and Time: 22, 27 & 29 November | 4pm - 5.30pm | Victoria Park & 2 December | 8am - 12.00pm | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $70 (+ booking fees) | Includes training sessions 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 9 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Tom O'Malley |

Yr 7 2019 Cricket Orientation | Book Here

Date and Time: Tuesday 4 December & Wednesday 5 December | 4 sessions to choose from - 8am - 10am; 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm or 3pm - 5pm
Where: Victoria Park, Gilchrist Ave Herston
Cost: $175 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 hours coaching with world leading power hitting and fast bowling experts AND a force train better weighted cricket bat, valued at $200
For further information or enquires, please contact
Blair Copelin | | 0411 042 768

Cricket Masterclass | Book Here

The cookbook every Terrace Family should own a copy of is available for the special Welcome to Terrace price of just $50. 
Details: This hard cover, full colour cookbook is full of beautiful historical photographs from Terrace's rich history, as well as great family favourite recipes.
Cost: $50 | For sale now at the Terrace Shop
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Leisa Low |

The Terrace Family are warmly invited to visit this exhibition in the Founders' Room celebrating the life of the Christian Brothers.
Exhibition closes 21 September.

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming Terrace Family event details here...

Year 11 Semi Formal Parent Function

Details: Monday 15 October | 6.30pm - 9.45pm
Where: Blackbird Bar & Grill, 123 North Plaza Eagle Street Brisbane
Cost: $41.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 hours of canapes. Cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 8 October 
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Kate Pearson | | 0411 555 227

Semi Formal Parent Function | Book Here

Year 12 Fathers' and Carers' Function

Details: Saturday 27 October | 4.00pm onwards 
Where: The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Road Wooloongabba 
Cost: Food platters served, steaks available to purchase, cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP for catering purposes ASAP
To RSVP or for further details or enquiries, please contact  
Grant Dearlove | | 0413 010 140 Paul Lilwall | | 0468 325 625

All Year 12 fathers and carers welcome to attend.

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