Acting Principal’s Message | Mr Chris Ryan

Dear Terrace Family,

Earlier this week, it was my pleasure to announce the College Captains for 2019:

College Captain
  • Oliver Seawright
College Vice Captains
  • Thomas Burns
  • James Hurst
  • Angus White
  • Thomas Woodrow

We congratulate these fine Terracians on their appointments and pray for them as they prepare for the exciting responsibility of leading their cohort and wider College student community in 2019. In doing this, I wish to sincerely congratulate the other fine Terracians who were nominated by their peers and short listed for these positions. I said to them all at interview that we are blessed at Terrace in that we could appoint 10 College Captains and each would be outstanding at the role in their own way. It is a credit to each individual and to their families for the way in which these young men engaged in the challenging process of selection. It is a genuine privilege to listen to them speak with such pride and passion for their school and our mission.

Further, last week I also had the pleasure of meeting with Declan Madden and Nikolai Wightman to offer them the positions of Captain and Vice Captain of our GPS Athletics Team for the upcoming championships. I was particularly pleased to hear from the coaching staff about the standards of example these young men have set for younger students and team mates. I congratulate them on your behalf and wish all of our athletes well.

Congratulations to the Year 11 students and their partners for a most enjoyable evening on Monday at the Semi Formal. We were very proud of the way in which all enjoyed themselves and presented. Thank you to Mrs Jo Tarlington and all staff in attendance for their assistance with the organisation and supervision.

As I wrote last week, Conor Tweedy aimed to attend this function and delightfully did just that and had a great time, and it was his birthday! Further, Conor has attended classes for the first time one day this week. This was successful and will be reviewed so that further goals can be set and attained. This is an important time as Conor, his parents, education advisors and the College learn how best to support his wheelchair access to school so that he is as comfortable and confident as possible to focus on enjoying his learning and friends.

On behalf of all staff, I would like to wish our Problem Solving Teams the best of luck for this weekend.  Three teams across Years 6, 7 and 9 are travelling to Melbourne this Friday for the National finals of this event.  Our congratulations and best wishes to Tasman Bunkum, Benjamin Chatwood, Reuben Dooley, Conor Farrell, Daniel Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Gamboa, Joseph Lee, Matthew Mitchell, Elliot Quinn, William Rehbein, Alex Richards, Benjamin Savage, Hugo Smith.

Dr Carroll has gone home from hospital and has commenced his rehabilitation program in earnest after partial knee replacement surgery last Thursday. When I visited him in hospital over the weekend, he was certainly very sore but positive and looking forward to getting home and working on his recovery. Dr Carroll has set himself the goal of looking to be present for our Celebration of Excellence on Friday 2 November. We wish him well.

I have been pleased with the settled tone around the College. It is very important in Term 4 that we move into routine and work quickly and I ask parents to continue to support this. The reports that were released last Friday are an opportunity for reflective conversation and the setting of targeted goals and strategies for this term. Tutor Group leaders will be meeting with your sons to review these reports. Year 12 students will have mentoring meetings with members of the College Leadership Team and Year 11 students will meet with their House Dean. It is very important that students don’t ‘take the foot off the pedal’ in Term 4; especially our Year 12 students. The CLT met with the Year 12s on Tuesday and Mrs Quinn updated them on their academic progress, which is pleasing. There is still plenty of room for improvement if we work hard together. We are confident that this will be the case.

As we come to the close of Week 2, we are a quarter of the way through our teaching time this Term for most year levels and almost half way for our Year 12s; it is a busy time and I wish everyone the best for the week ahead.

A reminder of our Morning Tea at Tennyson on 10 November to farewell Mrs Julie Quinn and our upcoming Celebration of Excellence Evening on Friday 2 November.

God Bless

Mr Chris Ryan
Acting College Principal  

Acting College Dean | Mr Damien Fall

On the weekend, Chris Ryan and I went to visit Dr Carroll in hospital following his knee replacement surgery.  The procedure went very well, and he has commenced the process of rehabilitation.  It is fair to say that he finds it difficult to be a patient and, given that he was utterly bored after only 48 hours, the next few weeks of recuperation will be a challenge for him.  Michael passes on his thanks to all in the community for their good wishes and support.  He is determined to be back for our Senior Valedictory celebrations and the last few weeks of term.

Term 4 is always short and sharp with plenty of activity jammed into a short space of time, particularly for our Senior students, whose term includes only 20 teaching days.  The College Leadership Team and Pastoral Team invest heavily in the exit process for Year 12 students to ensure their finish is smooth and memorable.  We have been delighted with the way our Seniors have progressed this year and we look forward to them embracing their final weeks of school.  

I was pleased to attend the Year 11 Semi Formal on Monday evening and see our young men enjoying the occasion.  It was great to see Conor Tweedy achieve his goal of attending and having a great night.  This week, Conor has returned to school for a day and will continue to attend one day per week for the remainder of the term.  The goal is for Conor to return to school full-time in 2019.  We are most excited about his return.

From an administration perspective, Term 4 is also about finalising staffing and the timetable for 2019.  We are making good progress in this regard and, with a few appointments still to be made, we will soon have our staff for next year settled.  I will continue to update the community as new staff join the Terrace Family in the coming weeks.

On behalf of the Terrace Family, I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to all in the family who are experiencing difficult times.  In particular, Mr Mark Shori, who is a much-loved member of the Waterford Place teaching staff and remains unwell; we wish him the very best with his recovery.  Mr Brian Hastings, one of our Activities Coordinators, lost his father this week and we offer Brian our condolences at this sad time.  My best wishes to all in our community as we make our way through the final term of the year.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Assessment Calendars and The Checklist

All students have been issued with their assessment calendars for the term ahead. I strongly encourage boys and parents to review this together so that everyone is aware of the deadlines for each subject.

The checklist on Moodle outlines all learning for each subject this term. I again encourage boys to use this checklist as if it was an exam – using pen and paper answering the skills and then checking work against notes and texts. 

Mentoring Week

In the coming weeks, our focus will be on the mentoring of boys following Term 3 outcomes. Boys will continue to have conversations with their Tutors around their Term 3 results with the view to sustain or improve their outcomes for the term ahead. Hopefully these conversations will be relayed at home.

Year Level Assemblies

Year level assemblies have taken place this term for all year levels. These assemblies acknowledge boys who have made significant improvement and also give an overview of the outcomes from Term 3 for each year level. This information, coupled with strategies offered, should allow boys to reflect on their own practices and outcomes for further improvement.

Growth Mindset

One of the areas of educational interest is around the topic of growth mindset. 

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success - a simple idea that makes all the difference.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. 

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work - brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

The challenge is for our boys to believe that their efforts will result in their success in whatever venture they choose to pursue.
Below are two links:

Technology Use

One of the ongoing areas of concern for parents is the use/misuse/overuse of technology.

In my role across the past years, but particularly in the more recent years, this area has become even more of a concern. At the most extreme, boys engaging in hours of gaming/Youtube/etc. often leads to a lack of sleep, which can then spiral into disengagement with learning, physical and mental well-being.

In the US there are now technology “detox” centres for adolescents - requiring a stay of three months to address the issue. As explained by our guest speaker and expert in this field – Cam Adair - parents need to set firm boundaries and monitor the use of technology. 

The link below may also be useful.


Term 3 reports are available via Parent Lounge. These reports show both the result for a subject for the term and the cumulative result across the year to date. With our Celebration of Excellence approaching, the cumulative results will contribute to awards for Academic excellence.

I congratulate all the boys who will receive Academic Excellence and Diligence awards. 

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

On Monday night, the College hosted the Year 11 Semi Formal at Friday’s Restaurant at the Riverside Centre. It was an enjoyable night for the Year 11s and their partners and I would like to thank Mrs Jo Tarlington for her organisation of the event. Next week the Year 11s gather for the Leadership Camp with their newly appointed College Leaders for 2019. 

Unfortunately, we will not be rescheduling the Inter-House Track and Field carnival that was cancelled last week due to the inclement weather. However, a group of students from Reidy House were able to go ahead with their annual “Rough Night In” at Waterford Place on Saturday night. Social workers from Brisbane Youth Services joined the boys during the evening to speak about the organisation. It was great to see a large number of Year 11 students assisting Mr Johnson with running the event. This weekend sees Magee House heading over to Moreton Island for their annual “Big Day Out”. Please support Windsor House as they conduct a Mango Drive this term. All proceeds will be given to Youngcare. Orders can be made here.

Dr Paul Gibney presented to Year 9 parents earlier this week on the topic Adolescent Boys, Parents and Families: Towards a Mature Masculinity. Paul has been presenting to our Year 9 cohort for several years and provides a valuable insight into adolescent life. One aspect of the presentation's focus is to embrace your son’s “second family” - his friendship group. This could include the boys in his House group, rowing crew, debating team or handball group. Further to this, I found the following reflection from Jordan Peterson (2018) particularly insightful.

“The infant is dependent on his parents for almost everything he needs. The child – the successful child – can leave his parents, at least temporarily, and make friends.  He gives up a little of himself to do that, but gains much in return.  The successful adolescent must take that process to its logical conclusion. He has to leave his parents and become like everyone else.  He has to integrate with the group so he can transcend his childhood dependency.  Once integrated, the successful adult then must learn how to be just the right amount different from everyone else.”

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

The Good News of Year 9

Recently the Year 9 Religious Education students assisted students at Marist Asia Foundation school in Ranong Thailand, with the learning of their English. Letters were exchanged via their Terrace teacher, Mrs Monica Keating and in Ranong through Ms Aleisha Keating, Monica’s daughter, who is a volunteer teacher at the school.

Ranong has a high population of Burmese migrant families who have left their native land in search of a better life. Marist Asia Foundation School was established 12 years ago, providing an education to Burmese migrant children and to young adults in Ranong, a fishing town in Southern Thailand. Their education programs include a four year secondary school program, where the students learn three languages. English is the third language of the students after Burmese and Thai languages!

So, the students at Terrace gladly wrote letters to students in Ranong and received a reply in return. Congratulations Year 9 gentleman on reaching out so well and helping those less fortunate than themselves.  Everyone can make a difference and every little bit counts!

More Good News

Reidy House exploring Youth Homelessness through their ‘Rough Night In” conducted their annual ‘Rough Night In’ last Saturday night at Waterford Place. The key outcome of the experience is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their perspective on homelessness, particularly youth homelessness. The ‘Rough Night In” compliments the relationship between Reidy House and Brisbane Youth Service, who are dedicated to supporting the displaced youth of Brisbane. 

A great night was had by all and it was wonderful to see many parents join their sons for breakfast and the story sharing of our Year 11s and their experiences on our Eddie’s Van. The night also raised over $2000 for Brisbane Youth Service.  Many thanks to Mr Rob Johnson and Mr David Mandall for their time and commitment to such a wonderful and creative opportunity for our young men.   

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

Our Year 12 students are on the count down and Term 4 at Terrace goes by very quickly. With assessment almost upon us, one may question where the time has gone?  Through our Formation lessons and year level assembly today, the message was about being prepared and doing everything possible so that panic can be taken away. Being in the right place at the right time and most importantly, with the right equipment, means that we are giving ourselves the best chance at success in the classroom.

Each term we review our report cards to see how we can improve. This is an exercise that is crucial to planning future success.  In the sporting world, there is a review of the past season to assess how the team has performed. With Term 4 being such a short study time period, reviewing needs to take place each week. There are not too many people who enjoy surprises, especially when a new topic is taught in the classroom. Like a review, the preview is critical to a person feeling calm and ready for what is to come. If we preview, we feel connected already to the topic, not flustered, but ready for engagement. This can only lead to success.

With Assessment Calendars in circulation, it is wise to identify what is important in such a short term. Assignments have been issued and exam calendars will be out before we know it. It is very important that consolidation takes place for all the hard work done in Term 3. They call the third quarter in AFL the premiership quarter, where the game can be won or lost and the third term of our school year is not too dissimilar. Term 4 is about building on the good work completed and achieving the success that is deserved.

This week has been one of reflection as report cards have been delivered. Students should be taking note of where improvements need to be made and work to correct the areas where they may have lost ground.

It is a short and sharp term with much to be gained. 

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Australian Honours Ensemble Program

Over the recent holidays, three of our students participated in the inaugural Australian Honours Ensemble Program.  It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback regarding our young men. Below is a such a letter.

Dear Dr Carroll,
It is with great pleasure that I write to you regarding the inaugural Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP) run by Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium last week.
The conductor, Mr Jason Barry-Smith, and I were impressed by the high level of musicianship of the students who sang in the AHEP choir. I met Scott Moran, Liam O’Connell, and Alexander O’Meally who contributed strongly in the tenor section. These gentlemen are also exemplary students in their manner and their behaviour. Their engagement, their dedication, and their respect for others is a credit to themselves, their parents and their school.
Congratulations on your fine Music program. These young men were truly up to national standard and should be acknowledged for their contribution.
Yours sincerely,
Maree (Hall)
Accompanist - AHEP Vocal Ensemble 2018

Debating – QDU and Debating Trials

Debating is a program that does not cease it seems. This weekend will see the trials for the 2019 program.  All information has been communicated to students and parents via email.
The Debating Support Group held their AGM last Tuesday.  On behalf of the College, I would like to thank Mrs Kate Farrell (out going President) for her service to our program and welcome Ms Cate Clifford to the role of President.  

Terrace Jazz Night

We are excited to bring a touch of the underground casino scene to our annual Jazz night this year.  For bookings, please click on the following link:

Doors open at 6.30pm and the evening finishes at 9pm.

Please note the following information: this venue is underground and therefore access is via an internal, steep staircase. Guests wearing stilettos will need to take care moving into the venue.  The Brisbane City Council has advised us that access to this historic venue is not suited to those who have difficulty using stairs. Please take this into account when booking your tickets.

Placement Day 

We are looking forward to having 109 of our new 2019 students visiting the College on Monday for our Music Placement Day.  This day allows us to ‘place’ these students into our music ensembles in preparation for next year. 

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, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre 
Debating Support Group – Tuesday 27 November, 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.

Acting Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Chamber Music Concert

Last Thursday we held our Chamber Music concert at Waterford Place. This concert provided the opportunity for soloists and smaller ensembles to showcase in a more intimate concert setting. The concert was well attended and was a pleasure to watch and listen to. Thank you all for your support.

Carmina Burana - Celebration of Excellence Performance

All musicians in Years 5 and 6 Classroom Music, the Red and Black Concert Bands, Callan Red and Black Strings have all 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.

Last week, I wrote that we were planning to run outdoor rehearsals of Carmina Burana

 in the Treacy Quad to teach the boys the format for performance after school. We have found that the boys are picking this up well within school times and within existing rehearsals therefore we will not be going ahead with these particular rehearsals.

Music Practice Hall

A new initiative, Music Practice Hall, was rolled out for Wind, Brass, Percussion and Strings on Monday.  We had a fair turnout this week. The Practice Hall is held in the Music Centre, from 3.15-5pm on Mondays. Please note that next week is a pupil free day, so we will recommence on Monday 29 October. I ask that you actively support this so that we can roll it out more fully next year and support the boys in attaining quality practice habits.

Terrace Jazz Night

Terrace Jazz Night is on Friday 26 October. This will be held in the historic Spring Hill Reservoir, now a performance space at 230 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill. The event starts at 7pm - doors open at 6.30pm. 

There are a limited number of tickets (150) at $60 per adult, which includes a three-course meal of fork food, $2500 "fun money" and lucky door prize.
Dress code is High Rollers attire and is a cocktail standing event.
Guests will need to note that this venue is underground and therefore access is via an internal, steep staircase. Guests wearing stilettos will need to take care moving into the venue.
The Brisbane City Council has advised us that access to this historic venue is not suited to those who have difficulty using stairs.  Please take this into account when booking your tickets.
Below is the link for bookings 


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.

Term 4 Events

• Placement Day: Monday 22 October (Pupil Free Day) Year 5 10.45am-12.15pm; Year 7 12.45-2.20pm. 
• Terrace Jazz Night: Friday 26 October 
• Celebration of Excellence: Friday 2 November 

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Inter-House Track and Field

Unfortunately, due to the continued presence of wet weather in the lead up to Friday's Inter-House event, the final House Carnival for the year was cancelled. Showers throughout the day at Tennyson on Friday would not have been a pleasant experience for the 1600 boys and 200 staff.

The House Shield will be presented to the winning House at the upcoming Track and Field Presentation Assembly in a few weeks’ time.

Track and Field

The rain has also disrupted training opportunities for our boys at Victoria Park and QSAC, with training having to be cancelled and transferred – here’s hoping for a smoother run into the championships in a few weeks’ time. Last Friday, a number of boys competed at the TSS carnival at Southport – well done to the boys that made the journey and competed in some very light drizzly rain.

This Friday evening the Terrace Track and Field team will compete at the Terrace carnival at QSAC. Boys will be transported to the event, but parents are asked to collect their sons after their event.

Just a reminder that Track and Field training for the next few weeks takes 100% priority over all other training. There will be plenty of time for Rowing, Cricket and Volleyball after Track and Field.


The Cricket season has got off to a very wet start with several sessions being cancelled due to the wet weather – although by the tweets coming out from the boys at the indoor facilities there still seems to be plenty of fun being had. Here’s hoping for some drier weather and the opportunity for some good skill development.


The wet weather has not interfered with Rowing training and the boys have hit the water with full gusto. It has been unpleasant in the rain, but the boys have tackled their first week of training with plenty of spirit.


Trials and early sessions have kicked off this week for those boys hoping to make the Melbourne touring parties. Again, the skill levels on display are first rate and the boys are showing that they will be very competitive again this year.

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Dearlove

The curtain falls on this, my final Captains’ Corner for 2018. I find myself reminiscing on a wide range of memories from the last eight years. I remember my small, chubby faced Terrace brothers from Year 8 that have now grown into strong, independent, wonderful young men. I have genuinely never been so proud to call myself a part of something in my life. This year we have given it our all. There is nothing left in the tank. We have brought constant enthusiasm to every event, we have supported our brothers through thick and thin, and we have never given up. We have cried together, laughed together, celebrated together and we have shared ups and downs together. Because that is what being a part of the 2018 year is. To wear the Terrace crest on our chest and bleed the red and black is a true honour; we are proud of who we are, and we have a strong passion for where we come from. Thanks for the best year of my life boys. I will never forget you and how you made me feel. Shoulder to Shoulder we stood in 2018, and we will stand Shoulder to Shoulder for the rest of our lives.

I would like to thank all of our teachers, the College Leadership Team and all of the dedicated and friendly staff for your constant support. There are too many individuals who have helped me, watched my back, whispered a word of support and done me a favour, to thank individually. Cheers to my mates, Jacob, Pappa, Roachie and Boland for helping me throughout the year. 

To all of our parents who work hard day to day to fund our tuition at Terrace and then work hard around the clock to make sure our journey here is smooth and focused, you are heroes in our eyes. I am lucky to have met so many wonderful parents who have treated me so well. Special thanks to my Mum and Dad for putting my brothers and I through 12 years at Terrace. You have supported me in every way and I can’t thank you enough. 

So, as we transition into the next stage of our life, I would like to leave the Seniors of 2018 with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

I love you boys, good luck in all your future endeavours and thanks for the memories.

Terrace Ladies Group

TLG Annual General Meeting - Appointment of Positions

The Terrace Ladies Group Annual General Meeting is coming up on Monday morning of Week 4, 29 October from 7.30am in the College Museum. All are encouraged to attend and to enjoy a delicious morning tea afterwards. We will be reviewing the year to date, putting forward our table of events for next year and announcing the roles to be replaced for 2019. We will also be presenting the final contribution towards Conor’s rehabilitation to Bec Tweedy from the funds raised at the Fashion Parade. 

TLG Thanksgiving Mass – Friday 9 November 9.30am

A special event in the year is our Thanksgiving Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by a celebration lunch for the Year 12 Mothers to be held at Gambaro Hotel and Restaurant. 

Mrs Julie Quinn's Farewell Celebration

We are all sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs Julie Quinn at the end of this term. Julie's incredible dedication to our boy’s academic outcomes over the years has been something none of us have taken for granted. We have a wonderful chance to show her our appreciation with a fabulous send-off celebration, which is set for 10am Saturday morning on 10 November at Tennyson. More details on this will be coming in the next few weeks.

Long Lunch for Conor Tweedy

Tickets went on sale earlier this week for the Tennyson Long Lunch to be held on Saturday 24 November to raise funds for the Conor Tweedy Foundation. There has been an incredible response to the event but rest assured there are tables still available if you are yet to book one. Information on the event can be found on College Events via this link link. Tables of 10 are to be purchased at a cost of $600.  Individual tickets may also be purchased for $60.  Please contact Kristen Esler | or Simone Hiley | for further information. 

Uniform Shop Assistance

The excitement of fitting out boys who are due to start Years 5 and 7 next year has commenced at the Uniform Shop. Assistance is sought from volunteers as this is always a busy time with fittings booked for boys over the next few weeks. You can sign up via the links on the College App under the Notices section to offer your help. The ladies in the Uniform Shop would be most grateful and will be there to guide you.

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. More details on this will be distributed in the next few weeks along with links to volunteer sign-on pages.

Date Claimers | Term 4

Week 4 – Monday 29 October, 7.30am – TLG AGM, College Museum
Week 5 – Friday 9 November – Thanksgiving Mass followed by Year 12 Mothers' Lunch
Week 5 – Saturday 10 November – Farewell Celebration for Julie Quinn, 10am Tennyson
Week 7 – Saturday 24 November – Long Lunch for Conor Tweedy, Tennyson
Wednesday 5 December – Staff Christmas Lunch (first week of the student holidays)

Contact | TLG President | Mrs 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:

Br John Pius DOWD - GT, 1952-55

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

Terrace Shop

Please click on the following links to volunteer to assist the Terrace Shop for outfitting incoming students for 2019.


Find all your upcoming Term 4 event details here...

All parents are warmly invited to stay after drop off and enjoy a guided tour of the Shed and meet and greet over morning tea. A great chance to see the boys in action!
Date and Time: Saturday 20 October | 10am - midday
Where: Tennyson Rowing Sheds, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: No cost event. Morning tea provided.
RSVP: No RSVP required, please feel welcome to turn up on the day
For further information or enquires, please contact
Simon Daly | | 0409 648 391

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: Friday 26 October | 6.30pm for 7pm show start
Where: Spring Hill Reservoir, 230 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill
Please note the venue is underground and access is via an internal, steep staircase. Guests wearing stilettos will need to take care and Brisbane City Council has advised access to this historic venue is not suited to those who have difficulty using stairs. 
Cost: Adults $60 (+ booking fees) & Students under 16 years $45.00 (+ booking fees)| Includes 3 course meal of fork food, "fun money" & lucky door prize entry
Dress: High Rollers Attire
RSVP: Please RSVP by 19 October or before tickets sell out!
For further information or enquires, please contact
Jan Hewerdine | 

Jazz Night | 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 Friday 26 October
For further details or enquiries, please contact:
Tamara Andrijich | | 0437 074 761

Rowing Welcome Night | Book Here

The Terrace Family is warmly invited to attend this special mass to remember those who have passed in our community.
Date and Time: 
Tuesday 30 October | 7.50am
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family, Gregory Terrace

The Terrace Family is warmly invited to attend this evening of entertainment and celebration.
When: Friday 2 November | 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

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 9 November
Mangoes will be delivered Tuesday 13 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

Date and Time: Friday 9 November | 11.30am - 3.30pm
Where: 33 Caxton St Petrie Terrace 
Cost: $92 per person (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course lunch & champagne on arrival
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Wednesday 31 October
For further information or enquires, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Year 12 Mothers' Lunch | Book Here

Two information evenings available to attend about this unique and exciting opportunity to study at NASA
Date and Time: Tuesday 13 November | Junior Space School 6pm - 7pm and Senior Space School 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: GT125, Gregory Terrace
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below 

CASE Space School Info Night | RSVP Here

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: Friday 16 November | 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Where: Main Auditorium | Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St Brisbane
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 2 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Jo Tarlington | | 3214 5203

Valedictory Dinner | RSVP Here

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: Tickets on sale 9am Monday 15 October via College Events. Please RSVP by Monday 12 November 
$600 (+ booking fees) for a Table of 10 
For booking enquiries, please contact   
Natalie Davis |  
Simone Hiley |

Conor's Long Lunch | Book HereConor's Lunch Raffles | Purchase Here

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: 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 |

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your Term 4 parent function details 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

Year 7 End of Year Parent Function

Details: Saturday 10 November | 7.00pm   
Where: Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Rd Woolloongabbba  
Cost: $21.00 (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food. Cash bar  
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday 1 November  
For further details or enquiries, please contact    
Catherine Hennessy | | 0409 152 240

Year 7 End of Year Function | Book Here

Year 9 Parent & Caregiver Function

Details: Saturday 27 October | 5.00pm   
Where: Breakfast Creek Hotel, 2 Kingsford Smith Drive Albion 
Cost: $26.00 (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food. Cash bar  
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday 25 October 
For further details or enquiries, please contact    
Maura Drew | | 0408 983 261

Year 9 Parent Function | Book Here

Year 5 End of Year Function

Details: Friday 16 November | 6.30pm
Where: Story Bridge Hotel, 200 Main St Kangaroo Point
Cost: $36.00 (+ booking fees) | Includes canapes & drink on arrival. Cash bar 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 12 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact  
Mandy Stephens | | 0412 563 229

Year 5 Function | Book Here

Year 6 Break Up Party 

Date:  Friday 30 November
Time:  1pm (end of school) till 3.30pm
Where:  Centenary Pool
Cost:  $15 for the party - includes entry, access to diving board, sausage sizzle, iceblock and graduation cake From 3pm boys will be organised for photos by the parent organisers (feel free to bring your camera)

Traditional Commemorative Shorts
The traditional commemorative shorts will be handed out at this event. If you are unable to attend it is still possible to order and receive the shorts. The shorts are black Canterbury Rugby shorts (without the Terrace logo).  On the front will be embroided "Terrace Year 6 2018" On the back they can choose a name/surname/nickname of up to 13 letters (this of course must be respectful).
Details of sizing are attached to the order.
Cost:  $34 for shorts and embroidery 
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anna Wright | 

Break Up Party & Shorts | Payment Here