Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Our newest members of the Terrace Family (Year 5 students), have commenced their first camp program this week.  Three classes journey to Maroon this week, with the other two classes going next week.  Maroon is a special part of the Terrace experience, and as our Year 5 students journey towards the end of their first term at Terrace, visiting Maroon is a great way to finish off the Term.

For the majority of the other students across Years 6 to 12, the exams have begun.  It is very important that students are well prepared for their exams.  This includes having the correct equipment, checking their exam timetable and importantly, having adequate sleep.  Being well rested is essential to maximise performance.  Avoid late night ‘cramming’ sessions but rather, do some revision and have an early night.  Good luck to all students with their exams.

Although next week is the last week of term, there is plenty happening across the week, including the Parent Gaming Information Presentation on Wednesday 28 March (Campbell Centre).  There are also a number of presentations for students during the week, as well as some important year level testing and QCS practices.  The term will finish on Thursday 29 March with an Easter Liturgy.  Students will be dismissed at 2.50pm on Holy Thursday.

This weekend sees the final round of the GPS sporting competition for this term.  Terrace will play Toowoomba Grammar School in Cricket and Volleyball.  I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all those involved with these two sports this season.  Yet again, there has been excellent participation across both sports as well as very strong results.  My thanks to both the Cricket and Volleyball Support Groups for their great work.  Good luck to all players, particularly our Year 12 students, who play their final cricket or volleyball game for Terrace this weekend.

Cross Country and Tennis seasons begin next term and it is my pleasure to announce leaders of these activities:


CAPTAIN | Tom Dwyer
VICE-CAPTAINS | Oscar Gallagher and Oliver Gallagher


CAPTAIN| George Campbell

Good luck to these young men and all the cross country runners and tennis players.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll 
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

St Joseph the Worker

This week we celebrated the life of our Patron Saint, Joseph, with a wonderful liturgy. I attended St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba as a boy, worked at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee for 20 years and have been here at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace for almost seven years.  I have had some time to consider Joseph and to hear and read many things about him over this time and he is certainly a formative example to me. Something that has always struck me about Joseph is his silence in the scripture. We do not hear a word from him. We read about him but no words are attributed to him. Joseph is a person of actions and deeds in the stories of the scripture; a person of example, service and humility. The Terrace Gentleman can learn much from him. In our formation spiral, we see the term ‘Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk’ when we reflect on the Touchstone of Gospel Spirituality. Joseph ‘walked the walk’ of the Gospel as he was dedicated to the mission of raising Jesus to his full potential; he is absolutely a person of knowledge, humility and wisdom. 

We are blessed in abundance with Josephs and Marys throughout the Terrace Family; people who are dedicated to our mission but are known through their actions more than their words. We are blessed by 19 Support Groups of people gathering around tables at night in their own time to promote opportunity for young men. We are blessed by people who bring their expertise to the table generously across the College Board, Foundation, Finance Committee, Master Planning Committee, The Cardinals, Terrace Ladies Group, Terrace Timor Network and all of the Sport and Culture Support Groups. Much of this work is not heard or seen by the majority but it builds the mission of Terrace. Ultimately, the mission of Terrace is about building relationships that bring about an experience of God for and in each other, between each other and among each other. It is difficult and challenging stuff, but so was Joseph’s mission, a mission from God as the Blues Brothers would say! As we approach the end of another busy term, St Joseph reminds us to say thank you to all of our volunteers big and small, across all aspects of College life who are the Josephs of Terrace, the quiet workers who help to build up God’s time and place for us in the ordinary and every day.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

With our exams underway this week, many boys are embracing the opportunity to test the knowledge and skills gained this term. This is a time where the hard work invested by many boys can and should be rewarded.

Student school reports will be available via Parent Lounge by the close of the day on Tuesday 3 April. Further to these reports, information explaining the process for booking the parent/teacher/student interviews that take place next term on 26 April and 2 May will be sent via email next week and also available via the College App. These interviews will take place from 1.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Below are some key messages for our boys leading into their exams:

  • You need to place your student ID cards on your desk in each exam - this allows us to mark the attendance roll without disturbing you.
  • You must line up outside the exam room quietly and enter in silence. There is to be no talking once you are in the room and you are not to speak until after you have left the room.
  • If you have a question, you must raise your hand during perusal and the teacher will come to your desk.
  • At Terrace we aim to be the best that we can be and as such we work until the final time allocated to the exam. If we finish early, we check our work. We do not just sit with our paper closed.
  • Attempt every question even if you are unsure of an answer - if we write nothing, we get nothing.
  • 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. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing an answer and not having time to answer.
  • 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.

A reminder that next Wednesday 28 March, we have a guest speaker, Cam Adair. Cam will address us on the challenges and solutions to video game/technology addiction. Challenges around use/misuse of technology can lead to diminished academic performance, amongst other social issues. The evening is focused on information for parents and will be held in the Campbell Centre.

Students will sometimes suggest that they can study most efficiently while listening to music. The link below offers some research in this area. It is always intriguing to compare this mindset with a similar circumstance in sport. One would hesitate to suggest that while practising skills for a sport, we would be wearing earphones piping music through as we worked.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

We started this week with a liturgy to celebrate the feast day of our Patron Saint, St Joseph.  We get so used to the name Terrace, that I think it is sometimes easy to forget that our school’s name is actually St Joseph’s College.  The scriptures do not quote a single word from Joseph, yet his role as the earthly father of Jesus was critical.  His unassuming nature and capacity to deal with what was an enormous challenge draws us to an understanding of a man who was simultaneously strong and gentle.  For the young men of Terrace, it might seem a paradox to suggest that a man can be both strong and gentle.  However, it is a great sign of character when a man can be courageous, assertive and steadfast while showing softness and concern for others.  For many young men, being gentle is associated with being weak, but this is far from the truth.  If we are to grow our boys into good men, they must learn values such as love and humility and to grow their capacity for empathy.  The testosterone spike that comes with adolescence makes young men inclined towards physicality.  While this has its place (and supports the importance of physical exercise), one challenge for schools and families is to teach young men how to be patient and to care for each other.  Our formation program, which includes role-modelling from significant adults, is an important contributor to the development of the Terrace Gentleman.

We are deep into exams now, and I would hope that academia is the primary focus in the lead-up to holidays.  In mentoring interviews with students, they often speak of the temptation of having devices such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, televisions and laptops readily accessible in their study spaces.  A weakness of many adolescents is the inability to resist such distractions when they should be concentrating on their studies.  The best advice at this time of the term is to have these devices out of sight and out of reach to take away the temptation.  This is also one reason that we ask students to leave their phone in their locker each day.  On the subject of gaming, a reminder about our ‘Gamequitters’ parent presentation at 6pm next Wednesday evening, 28 March in the Campbell Centre.  Details are in the ‘Events’ section of the College app or via College Events on the website.  So we can provide enough seats, we would appreciate it if those intending to attend could register for this event.  We look forward to a highly relevant and informative evening.

A final word of reminder that the term finishes on Thursday 29 March at 2.50pm.  The exception is Year 12 students, who will be dismissed at 12.45pm after completing QCS practice.  All other students, including Year 11, are required at school until 2.50pm on Thursday.  A nice long holiday will follow this.  All the best to our students as they complete exams in the coming days.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

The Why and How of St Joseph?

How would you like to be described? 

As being strong and gentle? As being humble? As being faithful and courageous? As personifying each of these?

The Christian Brothers chose the name “Joseph” for our school quite deliberately. They chose our name so that we could grow towards being like St Joseph through following his example. They chose “Joseph” to inspire us all and to provide us with a great example of love and humility.  St Joseph is often referred to as the “humble carpenter”. This reminds us that he was a real person, like you and me, with real opportunities and problems. 

Through liturgy on Monday morning we paused and gathered to celebrate the Feast Day of St Joseph. Throughout this liturgy, Years 8 and 9 Terracians presented us with some clear examples of how we keep St Joseph alive in our community each day. They presented the following:

Strong and gentle
How can we be strong and gentle at the same time? Our College song provides us with a clue – “men of spirit, bold, unjaded”. For me, when I hear these words it reminds me that when we give from the heart, from a true place, we can give gentle actions with conviction, with purpose. We see this in the eyes of the Terracians who turn up at 7am each Friday morning for the Kolega Cafe to raise awareness for the disadvantaged people of Timor-Leste. 
(Flynn Marsh 8K)

The humble carpenter
At this great school, Terracians are humble in their work, getting their head down and working hard to be the best that they can be, expecting no reward. This act of genuine respect of Terracians in the classroom, on the sporting fields and in the playgrounds shows just how our students can dedicate themselves to a task without expecting anything in return. 
(Sacha Rapchuk 9B)

Faithful and  courageous
Being “brave and game men” means being courageous and determined. I see brave and game men at Terrace when students attend tutoring, determined to improve their learning. Students demonstrate this bravery by admitting when they need help and seeking that assistance. Bravery in learning is shown at Scholars' Assemblies where students are recognised for improving their results.
(Tom Davis 9K)

St Joseph, you followed the path of humility, the path of strength and gentleness, the path of faith and courage, a path of love.

We pray that as the Terrace Family, we may follow your example in growing to be more Christ like in all that we say and do.

St Joseph, Patron Saint of our College, pray for us.


The Good News of Terrace – Magee House enacting their Lenten commitment to their friends at St Mary of the Cross

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

Hopefully students will be pleased with their efforts throughout Term 1 and will be rewarded with the results that they are seeking. If so, students need to reflect on and be aware of the fact that what they did worked, and that they need to continue the good work that was produced. For others who fall short of their goals, the reflective process is incredibly important - be honest in identifying what else they could have done. The many conversations that I have with students centre around needing to be more consistent with study throughout the term so that the build up to exams is not as big as it is for some. For others, finishing assignments too late in the term with only the due date ringing alarm bells then also leaves too little time to cover nine weeks of work for so many subjects. Like anything in life, it is about consistency, rather than overdoing things in the last night or two. Routines and processes should be set and outlined at the start of the term in Formation and placed up at home. This will help students ‘stick to the plan’. The reality is though, if a student finds this difficult and also does not have his routine/plan up in front of him each night, he will most likely be in the same position next term.
When we return from the Easter holidays, Parent/Student/Teacher interviews will be held on 26 April and 2 May in the Campbell Centre. This is a good opportunity to discuss the past result and also look at the term ahead.
Next Wednesday 28 March Gaming and Social Media expert Cam Adair will be at Terrace at 6pm in the Campbell Centre to speak with parents about current issues students are facing with being on devices too much.
Next week Peer Power will work with groups of Year 7s.  This is an external group that have worked with Terrace and a number of similar schools for some time on areas such as real relationships/leadership/legacy. Years 8 and 9 will hear from Cam Adair on the perils of Gaming/Social media and Year 9 will also hear from speakers on Mental Wellbeing as an adolescent in today's world.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


The GPS Debating season is almost at a close and we must give special mention to our three undefeated teams for the season so far. Well done to 7.2, 7.4 and 6.3 and their coaches Mrs Suzanne Cook, Miss Bridget Clarke, Mrs Christine Hansen and Connor Ryan.

7.2 | Harry Barnes Tasman Bunkum Kalen Mills Peter Kallos Juan Paulo Onate 
7.4 | Thomas Druve Justin Edmonds Samuel Andrews Cian Moley Jack Sadler 
6.3 |  Max Chan Conor Farrell Will Monckton Max Toon

GPS Round  6 Results

QDU Round  1 Results

  • Senior A Loss
  • Senior B Win
  • Senior C Win
  • Senior D Loss
  • 11.1 Win
  • 11.2 Win
  • 11.3 Loss
  • 10.1 Win
  • 10.2 Win
  • 10.3 Loss
  • 9.2 Win
  • 9.3 Win
  • 9.4 Loss
  • 9.5 Loss
  • 8.1 Win
  • 8.2 Win
  • 8.3 Loss


Congratulations to our teams who were selected to compete in the Somerville Chess Invitationals.

In the High school event Hughston Parle’s team came fifth in the A and B Grade. While a team captained by Justin Jeyarajah came equal third in Division C.

Captured in the photo below is Year 8 team Captain Gus Oostenbroek’s team who placed second in the Novice Division.

School Representation 

Music - Well done to the following boys who have all been selected to participate in the State Honours Ensemble Program run by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music: Jack Barends, Thomas Druve, Ethan Sun, Jerome William, James Heffernan, Ben Ames, Harry Barnes, James Dabelstein, Samuel Andrews, William Gu, Kalen Mills, Jonathan Morgan, Oliver Piggott, Tom Waite, William Sharkey, Edward Lane, Nicholas Morris, Thomas Beckmann, Yuvraj Kang, Oscar Lukin, Rhys O'Shea, Parva Patel, George Platt, Lachlan Wood, George Lum, Thomas  Simpson, Isaac Vitelli, Gabriel Kolakowski, Hugo Panizza, Luca,  Willmer Galt, Ryan Wong Ethan Ling, Eddie Heffernan, Rory Whitta, Wison Logan, Max Carlile, and  Oscar Plant

WWRY – Holiday Rehearsal

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   

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

Congratulations to our large cohort of successful SHEP Middle School candidates! I encourage you to read more about this in the Director of Culture news in today’s newsletter.

Recently, Event Memos for the ANZAC Day Marching Band, Drumline and Pep band, outlining details for the remaining rehearsals and performance were sent out via the College App. Separate tour notifications for each element were sent to enable us to create accurate rolls for each rehearsal given that they are outside of school hours and regular rehearsal times. In preparation for the holiday rehearsals, students are reminded to ensure that they have their music memorised and 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.

There will be no assembly performance next week due to exams.

Last week was the final week for you to make changes to enrolments for Music and Speech and Drama lessons before billings were processed. Please fill in the appropriate form on the Terrace App (Culture Music) and email to or print and return to the Music Department office.

A new initiative for Music staff this year has been the rollout of OneNote Class Notebooks. In brief, Class Notebook provides an easy to manage system for keeping rolls, communicating with students, managing free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. I encourage you to look over the software with your boys, to gain a view of what they have covered in each lesson, as well as their attendance.

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 provide 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 9-12pm Tennyson.
• Drumline, Thursday 12 April 12.30-2.30pm Tennyson.
• ANZAC Day Marching Band (as per above + SWE), Friday 13 April, 9-12pm Tennyson.
• Red Peppers Pep Band (TJO, BBB, Percussion Ensemble Two’s drumline, 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

Round 8 v IGS 

Saturday was a good weekend of results for the Cricket and Volleyball programs in their scheduled round of fixtures v IGS. Both programs produced strong results across the board, winning the majority of matches against their opposition. It is very pleasing to see all boys focusing on finishing their respective seasons off strongly – regardless of how they have gone during the season. Special mention to all the young men who regularly play in the supplementary games on the weekends when the scheduled opposition do not have the equal number of teams. Judging by the tweets that are sent in by parents, the boys are simply enjoying playing the games with their mates and trying as hard as they can to have a win.

It is always refreshing to remember that the fun element of sport should always be paramount in the boys' endeavours when representing the school.

Two flagship teams of the programs both had strong victories on the weekend, which sees both teams sitting towards the top of their respective premiership ladders.

Volleyball 1st VI

A strong 3-0 victory over IGS has them sitting in second position on the ladder and they are sweating the result this weekend. If things go their way, we will see them finish in first place and a tied premiership. If not, then outright second – both placings a fitting reward for their efforts and commitment to the season.

Cricket 1st XI

A fantastic recovery from three wickets down in the first innings and within the allocated overs to secure a bonus point victory. Saturday's result was an indication of eleven young men who worked hard together – as they have done all season.  A great team performance. Currently these boys are sitting in third position on the ladder and it is very important for them to put a strong statement out this weekend to finish their season off strongly.

Sign On for Term 2 Activities 

The Parent Lounge is open for boys to select and accept their preferred activities for Term 2. Boys may sign on for Cross Country, Football A to H, Tennis A to D, Gymnastics, preseason Basketball A only and Rugby A/B preseason training.

Current sign on numbers are fantastic and it is great to see boys wanting to participate.  A clear picture of numbers allows the Sport Office to book buses, engage coaches and allocate training sessions.  Please don’t wait until the last minute  - provide your Term 2 engagement intentions now.

Donations Needed! 

Grab a feel good bargain at the Terrun pre-loved uniform and sports gear stall! 
Donations of laundered items can be made at the College Sport Office ASAP

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 

The Weekly Wrap



Round 8 of GPS Cricket saw the A/B program play against the traditionally strong cricketing college Ipswich Grammar School (IGS). The majority of the program played in supplementary matches vs Brisbane Boys' College, Toowoomba Grammar School, Anglican Church Grammar School, Nudgee College, Brisbane Grammar School, Padua College, St Laurence’s College and Ashgrove College. Terrace had its most successful day to date this season against a GPS College, winning 14 of 18 games v IGS, including a bonus point victory in the 1st XI fixture.  Added to this was the strong results seen in the supplementary matches, as the program won 68% of all games played on the weekend. The students and coaching staff should be congratulated for maintaining their high standards at training and on game day, which is contributing to positive on-field individual and team success. With one round of the GPS Season to go, we hope these standards can be maintained and the program encourages students to play ‘team first’ cricket, representing the College with pride. 


The final Round of GPS Cricket has Terrace playing Toowoomba Grammar School amongst a host of supplementary schools, providing Terrace Cricketers one final challenge to finish the season as strongly as they started. The willingness to compete and the collective contributions of all team members is what the Terrace Cricket culture is built upon; no ‘one man teams’ and everyone chips in to play their part in the side. We encourage the students to play with this mantra in mind and compete until the final delivery of their game. A reminder to all students, particularly those who have to travel this weekend, about their commitment to the program and ensuring they allow plenty of travel time to be on time at their game this weekend. For those cricketers playing at TGS, it is a great experience for any Terracian to be a part of and we hope the boys and their families enjoy their day at the cricket. 


GT 5/142 (39.3 overs) defeated IGS 10/141 (42.2 overs) Round 8 of the GPS season saw Terrace travel west to face Ipswich Grammar School. Terrace took an unchanged XI from their previous GPS fixture in Round 6, as IGS won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that looked to have something on offer for both bat and ball. Terrace made the perfect start with the ball as Max Law (1/26 off 9) struck in the opening over of the match whilst Nick Morton was typically economical from the other end. Will Kirk (1/12 off 2) picked up a second wicket for Terrace; however it was the introduction of spin through the middle overs that turned the game firmly in Terrace’s favour. Ryan Walker (2/34 off 10) and Nick McGill (2/21 off 10) chipped in with wickets, whilst putting the breaks on the IGS scoring rate as the hosts struggled through to 6/100 at the second drinks break. Sensing an opportunity to quickly wrap the innings up, Terrace rallied again and Cooper Simmonds (1/24 off 3) picked up the seventh wicket before James Hurst chipped in with a run out as IGS slipped further into trouble at 8/107. Some lusty blows from the tail saw the hosts rally; however the reintroduction of Morton (2/21 off 9) saw the IGS innings wrapped up for 141. Terrace knew the new ball period would be crucial if they were to chase this target and IGS proved they were up for the contest with a superb opening spell, which claimed the wickets of Ed Backstrom (7), Nick McGill (6) and Will Kirk (0) as Terrace were left staring down the barrel of another collapse at 3/14. Tom Pappalardo and Lachlan Marshall came together with a partnership desperately needed and the pair showed application and determination under immense pressure from a buoyant Ipswich outfit. Both players were resolute in defence and ruthless on anything overpitched as they battled to bring Terrace back into the contest. Marshall brought up a well deserved 50 and his stand with Pappalardo was worth 120 when he finally departed for 64, Terrace requiring just 8 for victory inside 2 overs to claim a bonus point. Pappalardo (45) was also caught trying to force the bonus point; however Hurst (4 not out) and Walker (1 not out) guided Terrace home inside the 40 overs required to claim a bonus point victory. Terrace returned home from Brassall pleased with the victory and the bonus point. The effort from the bowlers was the catalyst for this victory as the team did well to keep IGS to what seemed a below par 141 on a good wicket. Whilst the chase seemed comprehensive in the end, the top order will be looking to get back amongst the runs and buck the trend of early wickets when Toowoomba visit Internationals Oval in the final round of the GPS season next Saturday.

GPS Cricket | Round 7 Results


Ms Kaitlin Sullivan – Head Coach

Round 8 saw the Terrace volleyballers make the trip out to Ipswich Grammar School. It was a successful day with many teams coming away with a win after our two week break from games. The 7As found their winning rhythm again and finished the game in two sets to nil. The 8As had a comfortable win, and Nick Lawrence was awarded MVP for his consistent setting. The 9As had a very slow start to the game, going down in the first set, but managed to find their rhythm after some much needed motivation from Tom Sheehan and came away with the win, taking the third set 15-2. The 10As found themselves in a deciding third set; however through smart hitting and serving, and strong presence in the middle from Maliq Jackson, were able to win. Pat Hobson was aggressive in his hitting and passing for the 11As, who won in two sets. The 2nd VI continued their undefeated streak, closing out the game in two sets. Terrace Volleyball takes on Toowoomba Grammar School at home and all students and their families are encouraged to support this weekend as we close out the 2018 GPS season.

Mr Ben Bell – 1st VI Head Coach

A welcome return to GPS competition after two long weeks of bye games saw the Terrace Volleyball First VI take on IGS, a team with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Terrace came into the match with a goal of remaining focused on the task at hand and winning points on our own accord. IGS challenged the 1st VI in attaining this goal through solid defence and risk taking in attack, which at times paid dividends. While set scores may have been closer than expected, Terrace was largely the dominant team throughout the match – taking the game 3-0. Contributions from all players in the 12 man squad saw a true team effort leading up to the final game of GPS competition for 2018. 

The 1st VI is looking forward to this Saturday’s game against TGS, with many boys playing their last game for the College. We hope to embody all that we have learned and lived throughout this long season – passion, humility and the will to win.  


Most Valued Player

Donations Needed! 

Grab a feel good bargain at the Terrun pre-loved uniform and sports gear stall!  Donations of laundered items can be made at the College Sport Office ASAPDate 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 

Terrace Library

Parents and students, please note that the Terrace Library will be closed after school on the final day of Term - 29 March

Terrace Ladies Group

Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea

The tickets to the Years 5 to 9 Mothers’ High Tea went on sale on Monday this week, 19 March. There has been a great response so far with a significant number of tickets sold on the first day. Places are still available, so please be sure to book soon if you intend on coming along and haven’t yet bought your ticket. Tickets are just $55 each (plus a $2.30 booking fee) and can be bought through the College Events page or via this link. 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 during the event and for those wishing to remain a while longer to enjoy a little more time together.

Key High Tea dates to make a note of:

• Monday 16 April – RSVPs close.
• Friday 27 April – Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea at Victoria Park from 10am.

TLG Meeting Monday 26 March

This coming Monday, 26 March, we are holding the end of term TLG Breakfast Meeting from 7.30am in the Founders' Room. Dr Michael Carroll will be coming along to give us an update on College matters. We are also pleased to have Mrs Lea Walker-Franks say a quick 'hello' and give us an insight into the College’s fundraising efforts and the initiatives of the Foundation. All are most welcome to attend.

TLG Correspondence

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

Welcome to Terrace Cookbook Special

Next Thursday 29 March, is the last day of 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  and collect from the Uniform Shop. Alternatively, you can also purchase these packs through the Uniform Shop directly. 

TLG Date Claimers

Coming Up This Term

Week 10: Monday 26 March – 7.30am TLG Meeting and breakfast, Founders' Room

Main Functions for the Year

Term 2, Week 2: Friday 27 April – Years 5-9 Mothers' High Tea, Victoria Park Golf Club
Term 3, Week 8: Friday 7 September – TLG Fashion Parade, Brisbane City Hall

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson |

Terrace Performing Arts

Support St Joseph's College - Terrace Performing Arts Association and you’ll be rewarded! 

We are raising funds for our fundraising and you can help. Order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you will also be supporting our fundraising. PLUS, order now to receive over $150 of bonus Early Bird Offers (hurry, these sell out quickly). Digital Early Bird offers will be uploaded to your phone on 1 March. 

Support us now

Terrace Shop


Red blazers and black blazers

The Terrace Shop will be open every day in the last week of Term 1

Please make sure you come in and purchase any items you require for the Holiday Clinics

The Terrace Shop will re-open every day in the first week of Term 2 - Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 April


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

Date and Time: Saturday 21 April | 11.30am
Where: The Grove Marquee, Doomben Race Course
Cost: $185 | Includes race entry, exclusive use of The Grove Marquee, 5 hour food and beverage package, race books and private totes, plasma screens for interstate race viewing and complimentary buses to Cloudland afterparty
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Friday 13 April
For further information or enquiries, please contact:
Mary-Louise Condon |, Vanessa Dollar |, 
Kristin Esler |, Katherine Bickle |

Terrow Race Day - Book 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 tea towel.

Terrace Cookbook - Purchase Here

Grab a feel good bargain at the Terrun pre-loved uniform and sports gear stall! 
Donations of laundered items can be made at the College Sport Office ASAP

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 

Orders are now open for commemorative Seniors of 2018 Terrace Canterbury jerseys!
Cost: $75 (+ booking fees) | Includes personalised name on back of jersey
Please refer to sizing chart below (long sleeve raglan details)
Orders close Thursday 26 April for delivery Term 3 so don't delay!

Sizing Chart - View Here2018 Senior Jersey - Purchase Here

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 |

Years 5-9 High Tea - Book Here

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 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