Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

This coming Monday the College will celebrate St Joseph’s Day with a liturgy in the morning.  As our patron, St Joseph is a role model for the Terrace Gentleman.  He was a husband and a father and he taught us much about being humble.  There are many Catholic schools and Colleges using the name of 'St Joseph'.  We, as one of these Colleges, are proud of St Joseph and attempt to emulate the characteristics of strength and humility that he demonstrated.

Next week also sees the commencement of the Term 1 exams.  The Years 11 and 12 students need only attend school for their exams whilst all other year levels need to be at school all day.  The exam timetable has been published, so it is important that all students are aware of when their exams have been scheduled and what equipment is needed.  Good preparation, including a restful night’s sleep before exams, having the correct equipment and having done the necessary study, are all key components to successful exam results.

Term 1 will conclude at 2.50pm on Thursday 29 March.  I remind parents that any earlier departure requests should be directed to myself.  I also remind parents that the College does not permit students to sit exams early and any missed exams will be recorded as an X on Term 1 reports.  I would ask that families avoid early departures wherever possible.

Last weekend our rowers participated in the Head of the River.  This was the culmination of a long and demanding season.  The results on the day were excellent with Terrace recording wins in the Year 10  2nd Quad and the Year 10  5th Quad.  The 1st VIII were placed a creditable fourth and overall Terrace was placed fourth in the O’Connor Cup.  Congratulations to all rowers, their coaches and the rowing fraternity.

There are only two rounds of this term’s sporting program remaining.  It is important, that whilst preparing for the upcoming exams is essential, we must also honour our commitment to these two rounds of fixtures and finish the seasons well.

Finally this week, our Year 5 students begin their camp program.  This will be their first experience at Maroon.  Whilst I m sure that there is some apprehension as they approach camp, the excitement of their first camp and their first experience at Maroon will also be very real.  I wish all our Year 5 students and their teachers all the best with their upcoming camps.

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Congratulations to Mr Devon Naeser who has been appointed as Acting Coordinator of Years 7-9 Health and Physical Education for part of Term 2 while Mrs Julie Quinn is on leave and Mr Mason Hellyer and Mr Rob Sweeper assume acting positions. Mr Gary Stickley will join the HPE teaching staff for this time.

Best wishes to Mr Josh Kersevani as he commences paternity leave at the conclusion of this week. Mrs Susie Cooper, a former member of our staff will look after Mr Kersevani’s classes for this time.

Mr Anthony Hayward, Dean of Windsor House and his wife Tamara are expecting a new baby very soon and Mr Hayward will take paternity leave in the last week of this term and the first week of Term 2. Mrs Cooper will look after Mr Hayward’s classes for the week in the new term and Mr Andrew Stormonth, a member of the Windsor staff, will act as House Dean. We wish Anthony and Tamara the very best.

Assistant to the Principal, Mrs Marie Allen commences some long service leave this week. We wish her a wonderful holiday and safe travel. Mrs Cath Gooley will act in this position while Mrs Allen is on leave. When Mrs Allen returns, she and Mrs Gooley will job share this role for the remainder of 2018.

Mrs Jo Tarlington, Assistant to the Dean of Students, commences some leave at the end of this week. During this time, Mrs Colleen Watson, Assistant to the Dean of Waterford will act in this role and Mrs Mary-Jude Hannagan will return to Terrace and the Waterford team. We wish Mrs Tarlington well for her leave and thank Mrs Watson and Mrs Hannagan.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Next week is the commencement of exams. All students have been issued with exam timetables which they need to follow closely in preparation for each subject. Please note that Year 11 students are on exam block which means they only need to attend school for their designated exams. They are however most welcome to come to school and study if they are finding working at home challenging. This study is not scheduled. Boys can use the library for quiet individual study or they may sit at tables in the yard to do group work. Boys are expected to be in school uniform when on the school grounds.

This week can make a difference to outcomes - just as the athletes training for the Commonwealth trials experienced. Poor preparation in the lead up to the big event can result in a diminished performance. We need to make sure that we do not compromise our outcomes for exams by easing off our study this coming week and weekend.

Some exam strategies for maximising outcomes are listed below:

  • The night before the exam make sure you have checked and packed the required equipment.
  • The night before the exam go over rules, dates or any other rote learning that is required.
  • The night before the exam, mentally list off every topic and key points in the topics that you have covered in the exam subject during the term.
  • Make sure you get adequate sleep the night before the exam.
  • On the morning of the exam, make sure you have a good breakfast.
  • On arrival at school do not get caught up in ‘panic conversation’ that could undermine your confidence.
  • Plan your strategy for time allocation prior to the exam.
  • Be positive and confident! If you have worked hard during the term this is the time when you deserve to be rewarded. Go into the exam feeling strong and confident – do not doubt yourself.
  • During perusal read the paper carefully. Use a highlighter to remind or make yourself aware of key points.
  • During the exam be aware of the time. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to answer a question when you know how to do it.
  • Work hard for the whole duration of the exam. Check, check and re-check your work until it is time to hand in your exam paper.

Remember the 3 ‘Ps’ – Prepare, practise and persevere

My best wishes to all students for their exams over the following final two weeks.

My favourite equation:  Success= 95% Perspiration + 5 % Inspiration

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

Friday of this week is recognised as the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.  At Tuesday’s College Assembly, we spent some time outlining the important role every Terracian has in building positive relationships.  The theme of this federal government supported initiative this year is ‘Imagine a world without bullying’ and we have encouraged students to imagine a Terrace without bullying, then go about making it a reality.  The accepted definition for bullying is:

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert).

It is important to point out that single incidents of conflict, while considered serious and undesirable, are not considered to be bullying.  Some national statistics about bullying that are of interest include:

  • 27% (one in four) of all Year 4 to Year 9 Australian students report being bullied every few weeks or more often
  • Approximately one in five young school students report experiencing online bullying in any one year
  • 32% of Year 5s and 29% of Year 8s report frequent school bullying
  • In 87% of bullying interactions, peers are present as onlookers and play a central role in the bullying process
  • 84% of students who were bullied online were also bullied in person

From this data, it is clear that this is an important topic; it’s no surprise that it is on the national agenda.  I recommend to parents the ‘Bullying No Way!’ website that has a number of useful resources, including advice for parents.  There is a link to the website below:

The site is an excellent point of reference for information about bullying.  At our assembly, we also reminded students of the ‘Bullying Concerns’ button on the College website.  This allows students to make an anonymous report of their concerns.  Any reports are always followed up appropriately and in keeping with our mantra that ‘bystanders hold the key’ to solving issues of bullying, we strongly encourage students to speak out against unjust acts.  This is the link to the website page:  Bullying Concerns

At last Saturday’s Head of the River, we saw an enormous crowd supporting the rowers with great enthusiasm.  This continued the trend of term 1, in which our co-curricular participants were fortunate to enjoy fabulous support from their peers.  With exams commencing next week, I would expect that the number of supporters will fall away for the final rounds of sport as students turn their focus to giving their best academically.  It is critically important that exam preparation becomes the primary point of focus over the remaining days of this term. 
Finally, this Monday 19 March is St Joseph’s Day.  We will commence Monday with a liturgy and all students are expected to be in attendance.  This includes students from Years 11 and 12, whose exam block commences after the liturgy.  Even if a student does not have an exam on the day, he is expected to be in attendance to celebrate the Feast Day of our Patron Saint.  All the best to our students as exams commence.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Right Relationships

A key strength with being a faith and learning community is the clear reference points we can trustfully turn towards when encountering points of discernment.  School communities are forever challenged with articulating clear messages to their respective communities to maximise the impact on individuals and groups. Be it messages regarding teaching, learning or social objectives, ensuring stakeholders clearly understand the aims and intentions, and the role they play in enabling these, is critical. As a Catholic school, our compass is set and our messages clear, even before we know what these messages are to be.

As a Terrace Family, particularly within our student body, we are focusing our attention on respectful relationships. Our definition of these relationships, our aspirational relationships and our path to right relationships all point in the same direction, towards the Gospel of Jesus. Often times we might take for granted (I certainly do!) the age-old phrase of ‘treat others as you would like to treated’. For me, this emphasises the driving force behind ensuring right and respectful relationships stems from the power of our shared humanity and the desire to have our dignity affirmed by one another, which is a key tenant of Jesus’ teaching and ministry.

From this perspective, we have been able to readily advocate the intentions of the Federal Government’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. While we shared with the students and staff the intentions of the program, the confronting facts and figures and the strategies we can adopt with dealing with the issue of bullying, it became evident that we are well positioned as a school to keep responding positively to this important issue. As with any family, our Terrace Family is underpinned by right relationships that are centred on the Gospel.

As we continue to tackle the issue of bullying within schools, let us not lose sight of a message that is over two thousand years old and likely to remain resonating for another two thousand:

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
• John 13:34

Eddie's Van

This Saturday, Bed Kings Stafford are donating 10% of profits from their Grand Opening to the Eddie's Van.  If you are looking for some new bedding, we'd appreciate the support.

Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy

With assignment drafts being returned and final submission dates coming and going the key message out of Waterford this week has been to ensure that students make a quick transition from an assignment focus to an exam focus.

It’s been a busy fortnight for Year 10 students, but we are only a few weeks away from the Easter break so we need to maintain the momentum. As usual, we have had a large number of boys involved in activities outside of the classroom this week. An old teacher of mine often said “Sport doesn’t develop character it reveals it”. Over the last two weeks we have had a number of students compete at both the GPS Swimming and most recently, the Head of the River at Wyaralong Dam. Whilst, it was great to see the Year 10 2nd and 5th Quads experience “success” on the day, I’d like to acknowledge all students involved in those programs over the past six months. The processes and character strengths that they have enhanced throughout the journey also needs to be viewed as a “success”. 

Finally, many of you would be aware that we held then Lenten Fair during the week. We raised $1350 for Edmund Rice Camps on the day with Ms Black’s Tutor Group Bake Sale being the standout. 

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

Often, we hear of the words and actions of the ‘Gentlemen of Terrace’ of the past but what is also inspiring can be the words of our newest Terracians that capture a glimpse of how they have experienced their first days at Terrace.  As we near the end of Term 1, it is great to hear how a couple of students have experienced Terrace life so far:

5 Blue – I’m really enjoying my time at Terrace because everyone is so kind and nice. There are so many things to do and so many opportunities - Otto Devantier.
5 Green – Terrace is a great school with lots of opportunities. I have made lots of new friends and can’t wait to make more. There are so many sports to choose from. These are just a couple of examples of what has made my Terrace experience so amazing - Henry Bates.
5 Red – When I came to Terrace, I was nervous and had mixed emotions. Even though I didn’t know what to expect, I have enjoyed every minute. My favourite part has been the opportunities. For example, playing cricket. This has helped me to use better sportsmanship - Daniel Naughton.
5 White – Ever since my first day at Terrace, I have loved it here. Year 5 students are very lucky to have Year 12 buddies. Without mine, I would be lost. I am very lucky to be going to such a great school - Edward Fletcher.
5 Yellow – At Terrace, I have had a great time and loving it. I love how Mrs Holt explains things. It has been great meeting new boys and being a part of the Terrace Family. I can’t wait to experience all that Terrace has. I love Terrace! - Conor Sheehy.

Mr Paul Antenucci (Head of Campus Ministry) came into our classrooms to speak about our Lenten Journey here at Terrace and how we can be involved with the College in the Lenten social justice program. Our Lenten Journey in Years 5 and 6 culminates with our annual Lenten Walk and Fair on the last day of school. Envelopes have been distributed for financial support for the event. 

This week our Year 5 students experienced their first exam block and as a group they have worked extremely hard at their preparation and application to exams. It will be a great reward next week with exams finished when they experience camp for the first time and are introduced to the Outdoor Education program. Our Year 5 program runs over three days, but this short time is an introduction to more extended camp experiences as they progress through the years.

For an amazing insight into the Maroon camp experience be sure to view the College Outdoor Education Video linked below.

All the enthusiasm and commitment to studies and the emphasis on planning and preparation in Term 1 have contributed to the development of a great approach to learning and study habits for the beginning of Term 2. 

College Outdoor Education Video | View Here

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Public Speaking  - Rostrum

If your son is interested in competing in the Rostrum Voice of Youth competition, please email Mr Adrian Pauley for information.  This great activity has given a springboard for many Terrace Public Speakers to succeed.

We Will Rock You

Rehearsals are firing along and the excitement is building. To help us plan and to help all of our staff we ask that if your son is unable to attend rehearsal, it is important he sends an email with 24 hours notice.  We also ask that you first question yourself re your absence as the choreographers are finding it very hard to choreograph an ever changing amount of cast members on stage. We are now in to the second half of rehearsals and commitment is now of the utmost importance.


GT v IGS Results

  • Senior A Loss
  • Senior B Win
  • 11.1 Win
  • 10.1 Loss
  • 10.2 Loss
  • 9.1 Win
  • 9.2 Loss
  • 8.1 Loss
  • 8.2 Loss
  • 7.1 Win
  • 7.2 Win
  • 6.1 Loss
  • 6.2 Loss
  • 5.1 Loss

Students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be provided bus transport to Churchie to ensure that they arrive on time for their debates. Students in these year levels will meet outside the GT125 Theatre at 3.30pm to be ready to depart by 3.45pm. Students should be dressed in their white shirts (and blazers for Year 8s) before we depart on the bus. Please note that there will not be a returning bus and students will need to be collected by their parents from Churchie.
A reminder to students in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 that you should be wearing your blazers for your debate.

Looking ahead

Next week, we have our last round of GPS Debating against Brisbane State High School. As part of the centenary celebrations for GPS, this round will be our centenary celebrations for GPS Debating at Terrace. We would love to see all GPS Debaters attend to celebrate this evening and support all of our teams.

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 April, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room
Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 17 April, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre

Staying in touch  

With so much information to absorb at the start of the year, it can become quite overwhelming.  To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we would suggest you download the Terrace App and follow us on Twitter (@GTCulture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.  

Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming holiday workshops (please see below) for the ANZAC Day Marching Band and the Red Peppers Pep Band.  For those who will be also trying out for the Years 10 and 11/Open Football trials, please attend the trials first at 9am and then come across to the band rehearsal. We are all in the same space at Tennyson. The expectation from the Sport department is that it won’t take long to assess you. 

Please note that the ANZAC Day Marching Band rehearsal, Sunday 22 April, 10am-12pm, Tennyson Playing Fields is now cancelled.

Students are reminded of the importance of consistent home practice to memorise their music and to spend some time working on marching; doing this in front of a mirror or video recording their practice will help to improve their skills. Years 11 and 12 students in the SWE and Red Thunder Drumline are reminded that this performance forms part of their qualification for an Honour Pocket (see p.151 of the Student Diary) for those ensembles.

Congratulations to the Trombone Choir, directed by Mr Adrian Head, for their performance on College Assembly this week. Next week the will be no assembly performances due to exams.

This is the final week for you to make changes to enrolments for Music and Speech and Drama lessons before billings are processed. To discontinue lessons, please email at least two full weeks prior to the end of term (Thursday 15 March). Notification after this time will incur a full term’s fee for the following term.
Please fill in the online form on the Terrace App (Culture>Music).

All students need to ensure that their instrument cases and music folders are clearly labelled with their name and stored correctly, on shelves, in the Music Storeroom or MU2. Please do not use gear belonging to other students.

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 in Term 2. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Years 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 Culture>Music.

Holiday Workshops

• ANZAC Day Marching Band (consisting of BCB, RCB and Red Thunder Drumline), Thursday 12 April, 9am-12pm Tennyson.
• Drumline, Thursday 12 April, 12.30-2.30pm Tennyson.
• ANZAC Day Marching Band (as per above + SWE), Friday 13 April, 9am-12pm Tennyson.
• Red Peppers Pep Band (TJO, BBB, Percussion Ensemble Two’s drumline and all tuba players), Friday 13 April, 12.30-2.30pm

Term 2 Events

• ANZAC Day Marching Band, Wednesday 25 April, 8am–12.30pm, meet at Terrace, march in Brisbane CBD.
• Senior Music Production, Wednesday 16-19 May, selected performers only. 
• Winter Concert, Wednesday 30 May, 6.30pm. 
• Norman Clarke Concert, Sunday 3 June, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm.
• Drumline and RBB band Workshop, Monday 25 June 
• First Percussion Ensemble BBB band Workshop, Tuesday 26 June 
• Percussion 2, Percussion 3, TJC band Workshops, Wednesday 27 June 

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright


Congratulations to all the boys that represented Terrace so well at The Head of the River last Saturday at Wyaralong. The event is a highlight in the GPS Calendar and a great number of supporters from the College took the opportunity to attend with their bye weekend in Cricket and Volleyball coinciding with the championships.

The Rowing results are results on the day, preseason form and placings do not come into any calculations. All of the boys tried their hardest – for some there was heartbreak with mishaps in technique resulting in gear failure, for some the pressure became too much and the best performance was not available on the day, while other crews recorded strong placings and first across the line.

Congratulations to the Year 10 5th and Year 10 2nd Quad for their great wins on the day and to the Year 11 3rd VIII and to Year 10 3rd Quad who recorded strong placings as well.

The 1st VIII finished fourth in a very strong field – a great row with the boys closing in quickly on third place. Overall the program finished in fourth place.

Support Groups 

Many thanks to the Swimming and Rowing Support Groups for the organisation and support of the boys in these two championship programs. Both activities celebrated their communities with a dinner event on the weekend on Friday and Saturday evenings respectively. Thank you to both groups for organising such wonderful events.


The Cricket program was exceptionally busy over the weekend even though it was a scheduled GPS bye weekend. Mr Copelin and Mr O’Malley work very hard in trying to give the boys as many game experiences as possible. Fixtures against Downlands, BBC, ATC, BGS and NC were organised and, even though there were continual showers over the day the clear majority of games were competed.
Well done to all the boys that played – with two weeks to go in the season it is important that the boys finish strongly, especially if teams are scheduled to travel at any time. Representing the College is for the full nine weeks and boys need to balance their time and their study commitments. 'No shows' at games due to simply not being bothered to turn up or using study as an excuse is not acceptable – plan your time to complete both areas to the best of your ability. 

Sign On 

Boys must sign on for Term 2 activities – even if you have just completed Term 1 activities and you are doing the same activity in Term 2 – you still need to sign on. It does not automatically roll over.

Please go to Parent Lounge to sign on. 

The Weekly Wrap



Round 7 of GPS Cricket was the Terrace Cricket ‘Mates Round’, celebrating the mateship shaped by cricket and formed through teamwork and a willingness to compete on the field. The GPS ‘Bye’ provided the program an opportunity to play a number of internal matches, which brought out a great sense of mateship, community and competitiveness, highlighted by the 2nd XI v 3rd XI match under lights on Friday Night. The competition for the inaugural Spring Hill Cup was between a handful of Years 5 and 6 sides, with Terrace winning the day with six from six matches.  Despite fields becoming unavailable at a number of venues across Brisbane on Friday, all but four of the 47 teams were able to play this round. The Mates Round provided the Terrace Cricket program with some much-needed game play as some momentum begins to build heading into the final two rounds of the GPS Cricket Season. 


Round 8 of GPS Cricket once again sees the majority of the program play supplementary matches versus various colleges, while the A/B program and the 1st XI compete against the strong cricketing college Ipswich Grammar School. Terrace Cricket has always been reliant on the collective effort of the team as opposed to individual efforts and it is this ‘team first’ ethos combined with the competitive spirit that will ensure our teams finish strongly over the final two rounds. Regardless of the result, it is important that Terrace Cricketers play a positive brand of cricket, playing in the right spirit of the game and enjoy their time playing alongside their school mates.


GT 9/351 (50 overs) defeated Downlands 9/72 (27 overs)

Round 7 of the GPS season saw Terrace have the bye, which meant a trip up the range to Toowoomba to contest the annual fixture against Downlands College. Terrace won the toss and elected to bat on a good cricket wicket despite the persistent rain during the week.

Ed Backstrom was promoted to open the innings alongside Nick McGill and the pair made a bright start, progressing the score to 82 in the 12th over before McGill was run out for 25. The Terrace middle order pushed hard to continue the momentum; however failed to capitalise on their starts with Tom PappalardoWill Kirk and James Hurst all falling in the 20s. Backstrom was the exception to the rule as he struck the ball cleanly throughout his innings, including three consecutive sixes to bring up his century. He eventually fell for a sublime 134 off just 72 balls; however the lower order did well to continue the momentum. Riley Sela (28 not out), Max Law (39) and Cooper Simmonds (16) all played valuable cameos towards the back end to push Terrace to a sizeable score of 9/351 after 50 overs. Terrace took to the field knowing that a disciplined bowling and fielding effort was expected of them despite posting a big score. Law (3/10 off 6) and Nick Morton (3/9 off 10) set the tone well as Downlands were reduced to 6/40 in quick time. With weather closing in Simmonds (2/21 off 6) picked up two breakthroughs whilst Backstrom (1/9 off 3) capped his day with a wicket as Downlands struggled to 9/72 when rain eventually intervened, handing Terrace a convincing win on run rate.

Despite the scoreboard showing a big Terrace victory and some big contributions on the day, the team faces a sterner test as they return to GPS competition with a tricky away trip to Ipswich this Saturday. The batsmen in particular will be looking to convert their starts into big scores as Terrace look to finish their season on a high with plenty still to play for in the final two rounds of competition.

Captains' Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Pappalardo

Over the weekend, the annual Head of the River was held at Wyaralong Dam. The event highlighted a fantastic level of spirit and camaraderie within the 2018 cohort, as three busses full of supporters made their way out to support the rowers. It was a fantastic opportunity to recognise the rowers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. I would specifically like to congratulate, Nick, Harry, Harry and the rest of the Year 12 boys who competed for the last time on Saturday. A special mention also to the Year 10 2nd Quad and Year 10 5th Quad who won their respective races. 
As per usual, amongst all the co-curricular excitement, the term is coming to an end and focus is now placed on fine tuning skills before exams. Reiterating Mrs Quinn’s words on assembly, I encourage everyone to finish strong and make sure they leave nothing in the tank over the next two weeks. Holidays are always that bit more rewarding knowing you have put in 100% until the end.
With a quarter of the sporting season still remaining, I would like to give my best wishes to all those competing in Debating, Cricket and Volleyball. In anyone’s eyes, the level of participation in this term’s programs has been exceptional – I have no doubt Term 2 will be the same.
Congratulations everyone on a successful term so far. Ensure you finish strong.  

Terrace Ladies Group

Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea

Earlier today the parents of boys in Years 5 to 9 should have received an email inviting mothers to the High Tea event to be held on 27 April in the Marquee at Victoria Park. Tickets will be $55 each (plus a $2.30 booking fee) and go on sale through the College Events page this coming Monday 19 March.

Included in the price of your ticket are bubbles on arrival, compliments of our hosts, Victoria Park, a traditional High Tea plus free entry into the pool of wonderful prizes. Victoria Park is also offering a cash bar with terrific prices on favourite beverages both during the event and afterwards for those wishing to remain a while longer.

The main prize is a fabulous package for two people to enjoy two nights of accommodation in a Deluxe Suite, including breakfast, at The Island Boutique Hotel in Surfers Paradise, along with a bottle of French champagne on arrival. Valued at over $500 and valid for a 12-month period from April, you can find a time that suits you to enjoy a wonderful short break away at this fabulous new resort just a short walking distance to the beach. 

In addition to the main prize, we are offering a prize for each of the five year levels including, in no particular order:

  • $150 Blow Salon Hair & Beauty voucher;
  • $150 Voucher for the new King Street restaurant and retail precinct in Bowen Hills;
  • Susan Driver gold plated evening earrings valued at $180;
  • Foot pamper package including a $100 Nat-Sui voucher, a 60-minute aromatic foot massage from  Pho Thai Spa valued at $95 and a bottle of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee; and
  • $200 Marimekko homewares hamper from  The Modern Furniture Store.

Key dates to make a note of

  • Monday 19 March – Ticket sales go live on the College Events page from 9am. Follow this link or go straight to the College Events Page.
  • Monday 16 April – RSVP’s close.
  • Friday 27 April – Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea at Victoria Park from 10am.

No tables need to be organised so you can simply buy your ticket and you will be seated with other ladies in your son’s year level. We realise there are quite a few mothers that have more than one son in these grades, so we have provided an opportunity for you to nominate which level you’d like to be with when you book your ticket.

For those of you who didn’t make it last year, or are new to the school, it was a wonderful gathering of over 300 mothers and the term #friendraising was certainly the theme of the day. I am confident that this event will once more be a sell out as a result, so be sure to get in early to purchase your ticket. It would be a shame to miss out.

Tennyson Canteen

Thank you to the parents who have assisted behind the counter in both the canteen and the BBQ pit for the Cricket game days so far. All help is greatly appreciated. Sometimes we run quite short of helpers later in the mornings and into the afternoons. If you could manage some time to help out we would be very grateful. Of course, homebake as always warmly received.

TLG Correspondence

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

Welcome to Terrace Cookbook Special

Just a couple of weeks left for the Cookbook Back to School offer. Usually the Cookbooks are $55 each. We are currently offering them for $40 each plus a bonus Red and Black Terrace tea towel. You can purchase your pack via this link (cookbook special), and collect from the Uniform Shop. Alternatively, you can also purchase these packs through the Uniform Shop directly. The special ends at the end of Term 1.

TLG Date Claimers

Coming Up This Term
Main Functions for the Year:

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson |

Terrace Performing Arts

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Neal AMBROSE – GT, 1954-55

Mr Matthew GREEN – GT, 1974-81

Mr Adrian RYAN – GT, 1948-57

Mr Elwyn David Fraser WYETH GT, 1954-57

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

Terrace Library

Visit Terrace Library eBooks | Link Here

Terrace Shop


School jumpers

Red blazers and black blazers

Football shorts, shirts and socks

Basketball shorts and training singlets

Athletics shorts and singlets

Student Diaries | $10


Find all your Terrace Family event details here!

Date and Time: Friday 23 March | 6pm - 8pm
Where: Wests Rugby Club | 65 Sylvan Rd Toowong
RSVP: No RSVP required. Nibbles & drinks provided. Cash bar.
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Lea Walker-Franks |

Date and Time: Monday 26 March | 7.30am
Where: Founders Room, Gregory Terrace
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Rachel McGahon || 0420 288 869

Date and Time: Wednesday 28 March | 6pm - 7pm
Where: Campbell Centre | St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Cost: No cost but please RSVP via the link below 
Information: Online and video game addiction - an issue affecting millions of people around the world.  Cam Adair is a Canadian-born speaker on video games, social media & internet addiction. He’s the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, with members in over 70 countries.
A video game addict for more than ten years, Cam joins us to share his story on overcoming this addiction and how he changed his life. 
Cam has spoken at high schools and universities, TEDx events, leadership development programs, and international addiction conferences.  His keynotes combine deep and meaningful personal insights with lessons on addiction recovery, personal development, social dynamics, entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and psychology.
The College is pleased to be able to offer this session with Cam to help support parents and caregivers as they tackle this issue with their sons.  Students will attend a session during the school day and after the presentation students will also gain free access to the Game Quitters "Respawn" program, which includes a downloadable 76-page PDF guide on exactly how to quit gaming.  This includes modules on how to beat boredom and find new activities, how to beat urges and cravings to play, how to navigate identity changes, how to improve time management skills, and more.

Parent Gaming Evening - RSVP Here

With special guest appearances by Football Legends Michael Theo and Gary Wilkins!
Date and Time: Saturday 21 April | 5pm - 8.30pm
Where: Br Rogers Pavilion, Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: Adults - $36 (+ booking fees) | Includes dinner. Cash bar
Students - Free | Includes pizza & soft drink
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 17 April
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Ida Gambaro | | 0403 017 370

Football Launch - Book Here

The cookbook every Terrace Family should own a copy of! Filled with fabulous sweet and savoury family favourites and beautiful photographs of Terrace's rich history, this book will inspire your cooking repertoire and quickly become a favourite on your kitchen benchtop. At a very special Welcome to Terrace price of $40, including a bonus red and black Terrace teatowel.

Terrace Cookbook - Purchase Here

Grab a feel good bargain at the Terrun pre-loved uniform and sports gear stall! 
Date and Time: Thursday 26 April & Wednesday 2 May | 1.30pm - 8.30pm  
Where: Outside the sport office during parent/teacher interviews | Cash or eftpos available 
*Donations of laundered items can be made at the College Sport Office ASAP*

Tickets on sale via College Events 9am next Monday 19 March!
Date and Time: 
Friday 27 April | 10am
Where: The Marquee | Victoria Park | 309 Herston Rd Herston 
Cost: Adults $55 (+ booking fees) | Includes champagne on arrival, traditional high tea and lucky prize draw
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Tuesday 17 April
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Anna Stiles | 

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 Close: Please register via Friday 11 May
For further information on registering or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jarrod Turner, Donor Relations Manager | 0481 905 290 |

Golf Day - Bookings & Details 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

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

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Please find your Terrace parent function details here:

Year 10 St Pat's Trivia Night

Date and Time: Saturday 17 March | 6.30pm - 10.30pm   
Where: Waterford Place | Gregory Terrace | 40 Quarry St Spring Hill   
Cost: $20 (+booking fees) | Includes hot meal. BYO drinks, nibbles & glasses   
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday 15 March   
For further details or enquiries, please contact     
Tanya Boyle | 

Year 10 Trivia Night - Book Here

Year 5 Parent Welcome Function

Date and Time: Friday 23 March | 6.30pm - 10.30pm   
Where: Story Bridge Hotel | 200 Main St Kangaroo Point   
Cost: $35 (+booking fees) | Includes welcome drink & finger food   
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 16 March   
For further details or enquiries, please contact   
Mandy Stephens | | 0412 563 229

Year 5 Welcome Function - Book 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

Community Information

The Terrace Tuckshop welcomes volunteers

See below for the sign-on links. You can also access the links via the College App