Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Tomorrow, we say thank you and farewell to our Year 12 Class of 2018.  They have been an outstanding group of young men whose spirit, passion and support of Terrace and each other has been their hallmark.  ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ they have stood together and have been outstanding ambassadors of our College.  I wish each of them all the best for the next stage of their journey and thank them for all they have done over the years.  Thank you and good luck.

Similarly, I say thank you to all the families that leave us at the end of the year.  For many of you, the journey has crossed many years and multiple sons.  To all our departing Year 12 families, I say thank you for all your valuable contributions to the Terrace Family over the years.  Remember that you will always be part of the Terrace Family and are welcome to stay connected.

Tomorrow night also marks the Year 12 Valedictory Mass and Dinner.  These two special events, along with the Farewell Assembly, are important rituals in saying thank you and farewell to our Year 12 students and their families.  I wish to thank the many staff who have assisted in organising these events and making them so special for all of us.  Thank you to all involved.

With our Year 12 students leaving, it also marks the time for exams for all the remaining students in Years 5 to 11.  It is very important, with only two weeks remaining until the end of the year, that all students are focused on their revision and preparing for their upcoming exams.  The hard work now will pay dividends at exam time.

This is my first newsletter article for Term 4.  I returned to work last Monday following time off recovering from knee surgery.  I am pleased to say the surgery has been very successful and my rehabilitation, whilst still ongoing, has been going very well.  I do wish to thank all those who offered their good wishes during my rehabilitation time.  Thank you for your kind thoughts. I do particularly wish to acknowledge a number of staff who took on new and additional roles in order for me to have this extended time off for surgery and recovery.  To Mr Chris Ryan, Mr Damien Fall, Mr Damien Cuddihy, Mr Steve Hohn, Mr Dwayne Hoy and the CLT, my deepest appreciation for what you have done over the past five weeks.  It has meant a lot to me.

The building works continue, and for the remainder of the year there are further restrictions to space and movement in the middle area of the College.  These restrictions will be in place until the start of the 2019 school year.  I again thank people for their cooperation and patience.

A reminder that the Conor Tweedy Long Lunch is scheduled for Saturday 24 November.  A small number of places remain, so don’t miss out on what will be a fantastic day and a wonderful way to support Conor.  See you there.

Finally, on behalf of all within the Terrace Family, I again congratulate our Year 12 students and wish them the very best in the next phase of their journey.

At the Assembly tomorrow, I will pray an Irish Blessing for them. So, to all the Year 12 students;

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

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Welcome back to Dr Michael Carroll from his leave. Dr Carroll continues to grow in confidence with his new knee, but we will all have to work together to help him look after himself over the next month.

Mr Mark Shori of our Waterford Staff continues his recovery in hospital. It has been confirmed that Mr Shori will be on leave for Semester 1 2019 at this stage. We thank Mrs Belinda Brown for extending her time with us and continue to pray for Mr Shori and his family, friends and colleagues.

The Assistant to the Dean of Studies, Mrs Kathy Wilson, is taking leave without pay for 2019. We wish Kathy the very best for this time. Mrs Colleen Watson, Assistant to the Dean of Waterford, has been appointed to this acting position for 2019. We congratulate Colleen and wish her well. We are presently recruiting for the Waterford role.

We also wish Mrs Sima Hash, one of our Science Laboratory Assistants the best for her leave without pay in 2019. Mrs Ros Steele who has joined us on our relief staff in 2018 will take on this role next year and we thank her for her assistance.

Congratulations to the following staff on recent appointments for 2019 following the appointment of Mrs Loren Serafin-Huey to the new role of Program Leader: Years 11 and 12,
Mr Michael MacDermott Acting Head of Business and Technology Faculty, Mr James Turner Acting Coordinator of Accounting, Mr Jim Allday Acting Coordinator of Math A/General Math.

The positions of Head of Faculty Business and Technology and Head of Faculty Human Movements will be advertised both externally and internally during next year for 2020.

Congratulations to Mrs Natalie Berndt who has been appointed to the role of Coordinator of Religious Education: Years 7 to 9 following the appointment of Mr Andrew Stormonth as Program Leader: Campus Ministry from 2019.

Thank you to members of the extended Terrace Family who joined us at Tennyson on Saturday to celebrate the contribution of Mrs Julie Quinn. It has been wonderful to see students past and present and parents past and present contact Julie to say thank you. At the end of this year, we will also farewell long serving member of the teaching faculty, Mrs Judy Ariotti who is a much loved and respected colleague. 

Also concluding their time at Terrace in the coming weeks are the following members of staff, we wish them well and thank them for their service at Terrace:

  • Mrs Susie Cooper: Teacher (contract)
  • Mr Paul Ianniello: Careers Counsellor
  • Mrs Nicole Kirsch: Maths Coordinator: Years 7-9
  • Mr Cameron McConnell: Teacher (contract)
  • Mr Gary Stickley: Teacher (contract)

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

One of the highlights of Term 4 for our Year 11 students is their appointment into leadership roles for next year. The Senior leadership of our school creates and promotes the culture of both a caring community and a community that strives for excellence.

Each year we are blessed with boys who are willing to support their fellow Terracians. Examples of this leadership can be witnessed in many arenas from a student offering to help a visitor find our reception, to boys helping carry books for their teacher, to boys thanking staff at the end of each lesson or to boys tutoring a mate.

Preserving our culture of excellence requires our leaders promoting best practices in their classrooms and their study. Our Seniors this year have been outstanding role models in this area.  A number of boys regularly conducted tutorials for fellow Seniors. These tutorials were well attended, and the respect offered by the students in the room was a credit to the maturity and commitment of all of our Senior students.

As this newsletter goes to “print”, our Seniors of 2018 are completing their final assessment for the year. My heartfelt thanks to this group who have been a pleasure to work with. We wish them well for their final Assembly, Mass and Valedictory Dinner tomorrow. Our hope is that these young men will move into a world where they can contribute to making a positive difference.

To the remainder of the school, we still have to complete our exams. Having a study plan that explicitly states what is to be studied in a particular allocated study time is imperative for efficiency. The plan needs to cover all topics and exercises as per the checklist.  The checklist needs to be used as if it were an exam – using pen and paper, respond to the item on the checklist, then correct the response. Just reading over notes can result in a student not realising their lack of understanding until faced with the exam.

I encourage boys to work hard until the final pen stroke is made on the final exam. The holidays will be even more rewarding if the year is finished successfully.
On a practical note, I remind all boys that they need to ensure that they return all text books to Book Hire prior to finishing school.  Some Year 11 texts can be kept by students as these will be needed in Year 12.  The College App provided details for which texts can be kept.

Finally, my sincere thanks for the wonderful occasion at Tennyson last Saturday recognising my time at Terrace. I am truly humbled by the kind words and well wishes from the community. Thank you for such a memorable occasion. It will live with me forever.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

On Sunday, our nation recognised the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that signalled the end of World War One.  The word 'legacy' is often strongly connected to war and unfortunately, much of the legacy of war has a negative connotation.  Our Senior students hear the word legacy from us a lot, as we challenge them about what they will leave behind and how they will be remembered as a cohort.  It is timely to discuss the concept of legacy as we farewell our Seniors this Friday through a series of rituals that include their final College Assembly, Valedictory Mass, and Dinner at City Hall.  I am delighted to say with all sincerity, that our Seniors of 2018 will be fondly remembered for the positive impact they have had this year and in each of their years as a cohort.  They have worked hard and have been strongly aligned to our culture and ethos.  They will certainly be remembered as being passionately connected to the College and for setting the bar high in terms of support of each other.  We wish them every success as they move on to the next stage of their lives.  The Seniors of 2018 certainly brought their motto ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ to life in the way they carried themselves.  They leave us with fond memories and the College is a better place from their influence.

The rest of the College has two weeks left this year, and it is important that all students from Years 5 to 11 finish the year strongly.  The term has been short and sharp, and with exams commencing next week, there is no time to waste.  We should be seeing students making sacrifices and forgoing some of their preferred activities to ensure they are as well-prepared as possible.  With limited days remaining, it can be tempting for students to lower their standards about important matters such as classroom application and personal presentation.  It is very important that students finish well with regard to all aspects of their education, including punctuality, the way they wear their uniform, behaviour in public and road safety.  We don’t want the good work of the year undone in the final days.  A reminder that Year 11 students commence exams on Thursday 22 November and are only required at school when they have an exam.  For all other year levels, school finishes at 12.30pm on Friday 30 November.  Students are expected to be in attendance until this time and we respectfully request that parents ensure their sons do not commence holidays before this.  I look forward to the final two weeks being smooth and productive.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Commemoration of Armistice Day 1918 

Written by:  Mr David Giles

In 1915, if reporters had been able to show the civilian population in Australia exactly how terrible modern warfare had become, perhaps there would have been demands from home to stop the Great War’s bitter slaughter sooner. Today, we have access to every event, live-streamed to the phones in our pockets. 100 years ago, in place of moving images and instantaneous broadcasts, what the protesters against the war had at their disposal was the written word. Never have the words of poets been more forcefully felt than those penned by the men who had seen and heard, smelt and tasted, who had touched and been touched by battle. The people I describe here as ‘protesters’ were not pacifists or conscientious objectors: they were soldiers, often decorated with medals for gallantry in the field. They had joined up as volunteers, believing in the cause of protecting the weak against the brutal. As the war ground on, destroying millions of lives for no tangible gain, what the soldier-poets describe over and over again is the sense of waste. 

Perhaps the greatest of the Great War poets writing in the English language was Wilfred Owen MC, himself cut down by machine gun fire at the age of twenty-five. He died on 4 November 1918, just seven days before the killing stopped. His sonnet, Futility, includes the unforgettable phrase, Was it for this the clay grew tall?

Move him into the sun— 
Gently its touch awoke him once, 
At home, whispering of fields half-sown. 
Always it woke him, even in France, 
Until this morning and this snow. 
If anything might rouse him now 
The kind old sun will know. 
Think how it wakes the seeds— 
Woke once the clays of a cold star.
Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides 
Full-nerved, still warm, too hard to stir? 
Was it for this the clay grew tall? 
—O what made fatuous sunbeams toil 
To break earth's sleep at all?

The wasting of talent, of courage, of hope and possibility, seem criminal to us today. To honour that courage and remember that hope, we launched the commemoration project at Terrace this term, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918. Families have sent us hundreds of names that have been added to the College’s archives, remembering the ancestors of boys here at the College now. The stories have been deeply moving; far too many have included the phrase, “He has no known grave.” Perhaps the most touching single artefact was the photograph we were sent of a dried poppy, brought home from the war in France. 

Lest We Forget.

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

As we move towards the season of Advent in the Christian Church Calendar, this time parallels similar themes to Week 6 in the school year at Terrace. Both times suggest the strong theme of preparation and anticipation. Through Advent, we take a spiritual journey to Christmas and at Terrace our journey now is moving very quickly towards the end of another school year.

Last Thursday, the Year 6 retreat took place at Tennyson. It was a brilliant day for our young men as we enjoyed the chance to reflect on the time at Terrace after two years and what the changes into Year 7 will be like. It was a positive experience where we affirmed our classmates and looked at the strengths that each of us will take into 2019.

All the hard work that students have put into the preparation for the final exams over the past two terms will have put them in the best position to achieve their best results. It is now the final opportunity for students to check with their teachers that they have everything covered in their final preparation. Exam time is important. Boys must consider how they enter, how they engage in the process of the exam and ensure they use all of their time productively.  Complete each question, re-visit answers and reflect on the process to the final answer.

A key message through our formation classes this week has been being safe at school. This message is centred not only physically at school, but also how we transit to and from school each day. Our movements could be either going to Victoria Park for training; walking to the train station; walking to the bus stop; or even making our way into the city to either our parents’ work or another destination. As was communicated last week, we ask that parents have a conversation with their sons about the process of coming to and leaving school each day. Revisiting the processes allows students to be more aware.

In our core classrooms this week, we have rewarded students who have made great contributions to upholding the ideals of The Terrace Gentleman. This could be through their positive interactions with others or through their application to study in such a short term.

5 Blue – Joseph Gallagher and Isaac Nasser
5 Green – Sam Leighton and Harry Ward
5 Red – Xavier Montes and Alexander Piggott
5 White – Thomas Vedelago and Thomas Dooley
5 Yellow – Angus Jardine and Martin Fang
6 Blue – Oscar Oxenham and Joseph Walsh
6 Green – Samuel Broadhurst and Cameron French
6 Red – Archie Lunn and Max Van Balen
6 White – Jack Hogan and William Charles

Through our assembly, we also acknowledged students with our RICE award. This an award where we believe students have displayed the qualities similar to our founder. Congratulations to: Oliver Marriott, Alessandro Brancatini and Charlie Sheehan.

An invitation is extended to Years 5 and 6 parents to our End of Year Masses. Our Year 5 Mass will take place on Tuesday 27 November and the Year 6 Mass will be Wednesday 28 November. Each Mass will begin at 9am in the College Chapel of the Holy Family with refreshments on the Treacy Building verandah following Mass. It would be great to see as many parents as possible to celebrate with their sons the year that was 2018. 

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Music Examinations

Whilst our students are preparing for their College academic exams, 88 of our Music and Speech and Drama students have undertaken Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) examinations in their particular disciplines.  The break down of students is as follows:

  • 31 Percussion
  • 4 Woodwind
  • 11 Brass
  • 19 Strings
  • 23 Speech and Drama

Congratulations to Year 12 student Charlie Newman who undertook his Associate Diploma in Music, Percussion.  This is quite an achievement for a student to complete whilst still at school.

Thank you to our Music and Speech and Drama staff who have generously given their time after school and weekends to facilitate these exam schedules.  We look forward to publishing the results.

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 AGM – Tuesday 27 November. Venue to be announced.    

 Debating Support Group – Tuesday 27 November, 5.30pm in the Old Boys’ Room   

Staying in touch   

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

Acting Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Our thanks to Mr Esbensen and the Terrace Jazz Combo, who provided music for Mrs Quinn’s farewell at Tennyson on Saturday.

Congratulations to all our recent AMEB candidates who sat exams in the last week. There were 88 boys who sat Practical Music and Speech and Drama exams. Bravo!

A few important notes:

  • Tomorrow the Terrace Choir will be singing in St Stephen’s Cathedral for the Year 12 Valedictory. They will depart the College at 4pm for a 5pm service.
  • All Year 6 students who are not continuing on with Co-curricular Music after this year, will be handing back instruments in Weeks 7 and 8 in class time.
  • As the end of the year approaches and we begin planning for 2019, could you please notify the Music Department as soon as possible of any enrolment changes to your son’s lessons for 2019; students currently enrolled in the program will automatically roll over. During these final weeks and early in the new year, you will be receiving information regarding lessons, and ensembles.

Premier Ensembles Camp

Preparations are underway for the Premier Ensembles Camp in Staff Week, January 2019. This will be held both at the College and at QCCC Brookfield. The camp is a great opportunity for our musicians to engage in several days of intensive rehearsals to hone their skills and to develop a sense of teamwork and camaraderie within their ensembles. Please respond to the Parent Lounge request (once posted) by the due date as numbers need to be finalised with the camp site before the end of term.

Music Practice Hall

Music Practice Hall continues apace on Mondays. This is held in the Music Centre, from 3.15-5pm. I ask that you actively support this and support the boys in attaining quality practice habits. The response from participants to date has been very positive, with students seeing an immediate improvement in their playing. 

Term 4 events

• Year 12 Valedictory Assembly: 5pm Friday 16 November

Term 1 2019

• Music Camp: 21-25 January
• Red Concert Band Workshop: Sunday 3 February
• Strings Workshop: Sunday 17 February
• String Soirée: Wednesday 20 March
• End Term 1: Friday 5 April
• ANZAC Day Rehearsals: 15/16 April

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

As the year draws to a close and we farewell our Year 12 students this week, I thought it would be appropriate to thank all the boys who have represented the College both this year, in their Senior Year of schooling, or over the many years representing the College – whether they started way back in Year 5 in 2011, or any year since.

I hope the boys have enjoyed themselves, and I am sure going forward they will cherish the memories of playing with their mates and achieving their many goals over the years, be they team goals or personal challenges.  Thank you to all boys regardless of their teams or divisions.

Of course, there are a number of boys that were awarded leadership positions in their respective activities.  I would like to congratulate the following boys who achieved leadership positions during the year in their respective activities.


• Captain - Johnson Eltima           
• Vice Captain - Luke Read


• Co-Captains - William Kirk and Tom Pappalardo

Cross Country  

• Captain - Thomas Dwyer           
• Vice Captains - Oliver Gallagher and Oscar Gallagher 


• Captain - Noah Humphreys       
• Vice Captains - Byron McLeod and Patrick Millard


• Captain - Lachlan Mitchell


• Captain - Nick Rex       
• Vice Captains - Harry McGrath and Max Crowe                    


• Captain - William Roach              
• Vice Captain - Ben Clifford


• Captain - Charles Williamson     
• Vice Captains - Tom Dearlove and Oliver Milne


• Captain - George Campbell        
• Vice Captain - Pat Synott

Track and Field                      

• Captain - Declan Madden           
• Vice Captain - Nikolai Wightman  


• Captain - Connor Mauro            
• Vice Captain – Oscar Dixon
Well done to all.

Sport Sign On

As one chapter of the Sports program closes another chapter opens and the Sport Sign on booklet for Term 1 Activities 2019 will be emailed out to families shortly asking for families to sign on for their preferred options in Term 1 2019.

Although boys may be engaged in Term 4 activities and they may have a clear understanding that they will continue to complete that activity, all families are asked to select their Term 1 activity to allow for a full picture of numbers and engagements – this allows the Sport Office to appropriately plan and allocate coaching resources. 

As a rule of thumb, the season of activity that is in competitive season – Term 1 Rowing, Swimming, Cricket and Volleyball will always take priority in planning for families to attend training sessions.

Wherever possible the Sport Office will attempt to allocate training days for the Term 2 activities of Football, Tennis and Cross Country on alternate days for age levels in Term 1. However, there are limited facilities with some activities and there are only so many time slots available to allocate training sessions, and so some clashes may occur between activities – it is the parents call to prioritise, manage and balance the training loads for the boys.

Rowing and Cricket

Congratulations to the Rowing and Cricket communities for their successes in recent competitions. The Rowing program has held two time trials from their shed facility at Tennyson with outings against BGS, ACGS in the Senior Shed and TSS in the Junior Shed. I understand there will be another time trial coming up in 2 weeks v BBC, again from Tennyson. 

Congratulations to the Toon Family – a name and family that have long been associated with the Terrace Rowing program through coaching and support over the many years. On Saturday the family were recognised with the naming of a new Sykes Racing Eight that will service the Year 11 1st VIII in 2019 and beyond.

The Cricket community have been holding breakfasts and BBQs down at the Victoria Park facility for parents/caregivers to come along and observe their sons at training. This is a great initiative from last year where the community can come together. Thank you to the Support Group for their organisation around all of this. 

Competitively the “Powderfinger Cup” has been held and won by Gregory Terrace in the 2018/2019 season. Well done to the boys, with some stand out performances by a few young men which saw a dominate display by the Terrace boys across several teams.
Charlie Sims in the Year 9A team recorded great figures of 5/20 and Tom Fischer 9B was 75 not out. In the end, the final game score was Terrace on 11 points and BGS on 5 points.   

Terrace Ladies Group

TLG Thanksgiving Mass – Friday 9 November 9.30am

Last Friday at the TLG Thanksgiving Mass, we were reminded of all the wonderful aspects of College life we are truly thankful for. Mrs Leisa Low kindly thanked staff members and people in the community who have helped all the TLG events and activities run so smoothly. 

We would especially like to acknowledge Ms Zoe Morgan, Dean of Communication, and Mrs Susannah Kits, for your continued assistance in getting our messages presented and circulated in a timely fashion for our events. Mr Glenn Brown, Terrace’s ever patient Property Manager, and his team of chaps always have preparations ready for our regular meetings, and our non-regular requirements. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we are very grateful to them for that. A special thank you to Mrs Bernadette Debattista and her amazing choir. We know the boys take time away from their studies or classes to do this for us, but we all know that the masses would never be the same without them. The Ave Maria on Friday was truly unforgettable, leaving not a dry eye in the room. 

There are many other staff members, not forgetting our friend Mr Alan Kennedy at Tennyson, who helps us throughout the year as well, and I would like to express our thanks to you all.

Of course, we are also very grateful to the sea of ladies who have helped us throughout the year to pull events together. Whether in a coordination role, assisting role, or simply by participating and attending, all efforts are most important in creating the atmosphere of community and family we value so much at Terrace.

Thanks to the many Year 12 Mothers who came along to celebrate the end of the Senior boys’ journeys through their schooling years. Ms Cath Gooley reflected on her time at Terrace with her sons over the past decade. Thank you, Cath, this was a wonderful collection of sentimental stories and we all could relate to the many dimensions of College life you talked about. 

Thanks to Mrs Suzie Gallagher, Mrs Nicole Hoffmann and Mrs Genevieve Waldie for the Year 12 Mothers’ lunch afterwards at Gambaro. I understand it was a wonderful time for all.  

Julie Quinn's Send Off Celebration

What a glorious day at Tennyson it was on Saturday to gather together and celebrate Mrs Julie Quinn and her 24 years at Terrace. Thanks to the ladies, under the very capable planning skills of Mrs Marianne Eadie, for providing the lovely morning tea for us.

Conor’s Long Lunch

Conor’s Long Lunch is coming up on Saturday 24 November. With the RSVPs closing tomorrow, It is time to start your planning for the day. A comprehensive letter went out on Tuesday 13 November to Table Captains for circulating to their attendees. Details on beverage purchases, table settings, entertainment and transport are all in that letter, so chase up your captains if you haven’t seen it yet.

You can purchase your raffle tickets for the many amazing and generous prizes ahead of time on the College Events page using this link: raffle tickets. Prizes include: Several different sporting event and group prizes (Big Bash, Broncos, Brisbane Heat, Reds and State of Origin); Concert tickets (including Phil Collins in January); weekends away (Stradbroke, Spicers Maleny, Royal Pines, boating); wine fridge; barbeque; an amazing weekend with your own sports car (e.g. Mustang). There are many other prizes, in fact too many to list easily here. Be sure to get in and buy your tickets to win a prize and support this fundraising event for Conor Tweedy. 

Another exciting event on the day is the Golden Nugget draw – where you get a chance to win $10 000 by partaking in the Michael Lynagh Field grid competition. Go to College Events for more details on this fun competition. Tickets can be bought on the same link as the raffles – listed at the bottom of that page.

Staff Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 5 December

The annual Staff Christmas Lunch is a wonderful celebration of our staff in appreciation for all their efforts and support of our boys throughout the year. The TLG hosts this directly through the generosity of our families with contributions of food, time, and monetary donations. The Luncheon will be held on Wednesday 5 December from 12noon in the Campbell Centre. We cater for approximately 200 staff – a big job and certainly, the more hands, the lighter the load.

We are seeking your assistance to make this occasion the wonderful celebration it always is. There are three ways to get involved: 

Food Donations - Link: A plate of savoury or sweet food can be delivered to the Campbell Centre kitchen from 9.30am (not later than 11am). At the bottom of the sign-up link is a guide on what sorts of food we are hoping to provide so we can offer a delicious variety and appropriate quantities. Equally, if you have a special dish that you would like to contribute it would be just as welcome. You can add what you’d rather provide at the bottom of the signup link to assist with our planning.

Assistance on the day - Link: We will also require assistance with set up, from 10am and then serving/packing up between 12 and 2pm. If you’d like to dedicate the day for this, you are most welcome to sign-up to both time slots.

Cash Donations - Link:  If you do not have time to provide food and are unable to assist on the day, an alternate way to contribute is by a cash donation either using the link or dropping a clearly marked envelope “TLG – Staff Christmas Lunch” to Financial Services. 

Keeping track of, and returning, precious platters and serving spoons is not always possible on such a busy day, especially once school has finished for the year. Therefore, please deliver all food donations in either disposable containers or containers that do not need to be returned. Of course, if you are coming to help, and bringing a plate along, just remember to take it home with you before you go.

Any questions please contact Leonie Flynn on Thank you in advance for your assistance. 

Year Level Coordinators

We have put a request out to our current Year Level Coordinators seeking their thoughts on continuing in the role for next year. We have had a few say they are able to continue on, but certainly not enough across all year levels. If you feel you would like to facilitate some of the social aspects for next year, please get in touch with Lou Weir on email Generally, we plan for a coffee morning a term, and one or two evenings out for the year. With the online booking systems and ease of communications, these jobs are achievable, especially when shared between two or three people.

Eddie’s Van

The organisers of Eddie’s Van are seeking new recruits to go on the roster for providing meals to assist the College in this very worthwhile and relied upon community service for the homeless on a Tuesday night in Roma Street. Please follow this link - Eddie's Van Roster – to view the dates that are needing to be filled. You can also see on this roster the sorts of food that is provided to use a guide. 

Date Claimers

Term 4

  • Week 7 – Saturday 24 November – Long Lunch for Conor Tweedy, Tennyson
  • Wednesday 5 December – Staff Christmas Lunch (first week of student holidays)

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Terry CALLAGHAN – GT 1955-58

Mr Adrian Bernard CERVETTO - GT 1955

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

Terrace Shop

Parents and carers may like to visit the Terrace Shop to purchase end of the year gifts for their sons.
  • Popular items include the Terrace golf umbrellas, cufflinks and key rings.
  • We also have the limited edition GPS100 sports cap available for purchase at $25 each.


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

Secure your spot in the Terrace Family Directory and The Terracian throughout 2019. Various opportunities to advertise are available. Please see the below link for further information. To apply to advertise, please email Terrace Communications linked below.  

Advertising Opportunities | Details HereTerrace Communications | Email Here

Bookings open until 4pm this Friday! 
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 for an easier option, food trucks from 12pm
  • Full cash & cocktail bar
  • Food trucks from 12pm
  • Strictly adults only event

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 16 November
$600 (+ booking fees) for a Table of 10 or Individual tickets $60 (+ booking fees)     
For booking enquiries, please contact      
Natalie Davis |     
Simone Hiley |

Conor's Long Lunch | Book HereConor's Lunch Raffles | Purchase HereConor's Long Lunch | Pre-order Beverages

Welcoming donations towards catering the staff Christmas lunch provided by the TLG. Please use link below to contribute.

Cash Contribution | Click Here

Induction Mass - Year 11 2019 Assistance
The Year 12 Induction Mass and Lunch will be held on Friday 8 February 2019, at the University of Queensland, St Lucia. To make this a memorable occasion, it is tradition that the Year 11 parents provide and serve the food for this function. 
To assist with planning, please identify where you can assist by Wednesday 28 November using the links below.

Food Donation | Deliver to UQFood Donation | Deliver to College TuckshopHelp at UQ on the day | Click HereCash Donation | Book Here

Last chance to order!
Details: 3 different size Terrace cricket bags available to purchase
Cost: $138.50 (+ booking fees) | Senior atomic bag 
$75 (+ booking fees) | Junior atomic bag or Duffle 750 bag
RSVP: Limited number available so please order ASAP or before 16 November
Approximate delivery to the College late November 2018
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Blair Copelin |

Terrace Cricket Bags | Order Here

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 |

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

In celebration of 100 years of the GPS Association, Spirit of Fellowship caps are currently available to purchase. Pick one up before they sell out!
Where: The Terrace Shop (open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7.30am - 3.45pm, closed for lunch 12pm - 12.35pm)
Cost: $25 | All proceeds from the sale of these will contribute directly to injured students within the GPS rugby community

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 |

Year Level Parent Social Functions

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Year 10 End of Year Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Wednesday 28 November | 6.30pm
Where: Pineapple Hotel, 706 Main St Kangaroo Point
Cost: $41.00 (+ booking fees) | Includes substantial canapes & drink on arrival. Cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP by Wednesday 21 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact    
Mel McEvoy | | 0475890 940

Year 10 Function | Book Here

Year 11 End of Year Parent/Caregiver Lunch

Details: Friday 30 November | 11.30am
Where: Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St New Farm
Cost: $61.00 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course set lunch. Cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 23 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact   
Kate Pearson | | 0422 646 842

Year 11 Lunch | Book Here