Acting Principal’s Message | Mr Chris Ryan

Dear Terrace Family,

This week saw the Year 11 students participate in their Leadership Camp at Runaway Bay. I thank Mr Damien Fall and Mr Charles Brauer for their organisation and facilitation of this signpost experience for the boys. A highlight no doubt would have been Mr Michael Wellington - GT 2013 who attended to share some insights on leadership. Michael is fondly remembered and respected by students and staff alike as a wise and humble servant leader as College Captain. We are blessed to be able to draw on these relationships in the formation of our young men, and we look forward to what 2019 will bring.

The third day of the Leadership Camp always sees our Year 11 students engaging with their House Friendship Groups. I thank and acknowledge our Pastoral Team for their presence across the whole program and in particular, this important day where we ‘walk the talk’ of the Gospel through service and companionship. I thank all members of our House Friendship Groups who are so generous with their time and resources in welcoming our boys into their communities, the mutuality of these partnerships is so important. Last Friday, I attended the Xavier House Breakfast in support of Yourtown, on the same morning, Windsor House held a breakfast in support of Youngcare (don’t forget to order your Mangoes for Christmas in the fundraiser for Youngcare being led by Windsor House - see College Events for details). Last weekend, Reidy House gathered in support of Brisbane Youth Services, Treacy House held their annual Fair in support of Orange Sky Laundry and this weekend will see Waterford host an Edmund Rice Camps Head to Heart Program. All of these relationships, along with the other six Friendship Groups are vital to our identity as a Catholic School in the tradition of Edmund Rice. Thank you for your support of these initiatives.

It was a privilege to have our Seniors of 2008 visit the College for a tour last Friday and to host the class of 1978 for their reunion last Saturday night. These are always marvellous occasions to connect with our story, and I thank Mrs Lea Walker-Franks and Mrs Erin Bowpitt of our Development Team for coordinating these events.

Congratulations to Yang Zhang, Hughston Parle, Guowen Zhang, Lachlan Wood and Jack Giufre who came second in the State Chess Championships held here at Terrace over the weekend, a marvellous achievement. Good luck to Joshua Bonwick, Matthew Rowen, Cameron Newcomb, Chaz Tan and Patrick Gleeson who are competing in an upcoming state-wide competition in a robotics challenge. We wish them well as they have worked hard to be ready.

On College Assembly today, our College Vice Captains; Zach Boland, Tom Dearlove, Tom Pappalardo and Will Roach addressed the student and staff body for the final time. A rich part of the life of the College are the rituals of acknowledgement and thanks that our Year 12s journey through in their final rites of passage as they prepare to graduate. I take this opportunity to celebrate the service of these Terracians who are humble, sincere and authentic and thank them for today and the way in which they have led and will lead Shoulder to Shoulder. We have just over three weeks remaining together on this journey, so there is plenty more to do! I thank the Year 12 young men for their dedication and commitment to finishing their mission for 2018 strongly.

Congratulations to all of our prize and award winners that have been announced for the upcoming Celebration of Excellence on 2 November. I said to our illustrious group of duces that the prize is the tip of the iceberg as so much work goes on to achieve these great things.

I look forward to joining the Swimming community tomorrow evening at their season launch and to enjoying the Terrace Jazz Night-Casino Royale Underground at the Spring Hill Reservoir afterwards-there is never a dull moment at GT!

God Bless,

Mr Chris Ryan
Acting College Principal

Acting College Dean | Mr Damien Fall

This week, we welcomed back Mrs Mary Ryan, Mr Rob Sweeper and Mr Darren Collins, who have all taken short periods of leave this term.  The two gentlemen may be excused if they look a little tired after stints at home with their new arrivals.  Warm thanks to Mrs Kaylene Campbell and Mr Harry Curtain who have ably helped us out in the classroom during this time.  We also welcome back Ms Ros Steele, who will be working part-time as a lab assistant over the coming weeks.  In further staff news, Mr Mark Shori, who teaches at Waterford Place, remains very unwell and will continue on leave for the coming weeks.  We have been in contact with Mark’s wife and the family is most appreciative of the support, prayers and good wishes for Mark.  Mr Chris Ryan will write to Waterford Place families with an update on Mark’s health.

Although I am currently acting in the role of College Dean, this week I have had the pleasure of spending some days at our Year 11 Leadership Camp.  Schools such as ours are hectic places that revolve in cycles, and it is amazing to think we are at the point of the year when next year’s leaders are preparing to take the reins and the number of days of classes remaining has moved into single figures for the Seniors.  We are delighted with how the 2018 Seniors have progressed and this week’s camp makes us confident that 2019 will be equally as successful.  

This time of year is also recruitment season as we look to complete next year’s timetable, taking into account our staffing needs.  In the new year, we will introduce the role of Program Leader, Years 11 and 12, a position that will provide an important conduit between the academic and pastoral sides of our Senior students’ journey.  The timing of this appointment is right as the new Senior exit system approaches and we expect to complete this next week.

Teachers at Terrace have always enjoyed the support of our parents and we know that our community understands and appreciates the wonderful work that is done in the classroom.  This Friday marks World Teachers’ Day in Queensland and is being flagged as a day to celebrate our teachers’ commitment, passion, resilience and care.  As the end of year rapidly draws closer, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of our staff who embrace their vocation and do such a wonderful job of educating the Gentlemen of Terrace.  I know that this sentiment is shared by the Terrace Family.  All the best for the week ahead.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Academic excellence

On Friday, we listed names of students who will be recognised at the Celebration of Excellence on Monday 2 November for their achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.  

With over 400 boys receiving academic excellence, it is a credit to the boys, teachers and families for this outstanding achievement. As a teacher it is inspirational to be part of this focused approach from boys towards their learning. Particular congratulations to Jacob Montaner, the College Captain for 2019 and the Dux of the College. This is an exceptional achievement displaying Jacob’s ability to manage many tasks to the highest of levels. 

Most improved

Last Friday, Mr Coman and I had the privilege to meet with students from Years 7, 8 and 9 who had made substantial improvements from Term 2 to Term 3.

We asked each boy to name the reason why he believed that he had improved. It is always a privilege to be part of this occasion where boys so clearly articulate minor changes they made to allow for such improvement. They are students who were proactive in implementing some of our “famous five” strategies.

Balancing Commitments

On past occasions I have been invited to speak with the Rowing community about how to manage both a commitment to rowing and to academics. With such a time commitment to the sport, the key message is that the boys need to be very organised around their time and their thinking if they wish to succeed in both. The classroom is the key focus in the whole process of learning, understanding and revising. The challenge and importance of concentrating in class led our community to “play the concentration game”. This “game” involves students timing how long they are thinking only about what the teacher is delivering in the classroom. Many boys are quite surprised when they follow this exercise and their time of concentration is far below their anticipated outcome. The aim of the “game” is to increase the length of time that a student can concentrate by measuring it until a pattern or habit is formed around a sustained concentration across a full lesson time. My emphasis to the rowers is always that when they are involved in their rowing, rowing is their sole focus. Similarly, when in the classroom or doing homework, assignments or revision, their studies must be their focus. This message is valid for any activities that our boys are involved in – not just our rowers. Time lost in a classroom means that this time must be compensated for after school, along with homework, assignments and revision.

Term 4

As we come to the end of Week 3, I encourage all of our boys to be fully committed to their study routines. We need to be at the peak pace that we were at across the other terms. As the duration of this term is short, we need to make sure that our outcomes for Term 4 are not compromised due to lack of preparation and poor planning. Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 have all received a copy of the checklist book, which is a significant tool in achieving well this term.

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

The first two weeks have moved by quickly and the College has well and truly settled into its usual routines. During the week, our Year 11 students attended the Leadership Camp at Runaway Bay. The camp has provided the 2019 Seniors with the opportunity to start developing a sense of identity as a group and enhance their understanding of being a ‘servant leader’ in our College context. 

We have had a number of events recently that encourage the boys to connect with both their House and wider communities. Xavier House held their annual breakfast in support of Yourtown at the Victoria Park Golf complex last Friday. Approximately 100 students and parents attended the breakfast at which the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the gathering. Yourtown does incredible work with young people through their counselling, education and employment services. On the same morning the Windsor House Seniors cooked a breakfast for the rest of the House in College Hall. It was a great opportunity for the Seniors to thank the Windsor community for their support throughout the year. Finally, on Sunday, Magee House travelled across the bay to spend the day at “The Wrecks” on Moreton Island. Luckily, they avoided the storm that hit Brisbane in the afternoon. It is fantastic to see the Houses enhancing community in a variety of ways. 

Supporting your son through their final school exams can be a daunting task for many families. SchoolTV this month provides a special report with useful tips on how to emotionally support Year 12 students alongside practical strategies for looking after physical health at this time. The link can be found here. As a College, we are keen to support the Seniors over the next few weeks through a number of lunchtime activities and guest speakers aimed at assisting the boys navigate this tricky time. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Opportunity and Privilege

Opportunity and privilege. These were the words Mr Joss O’Loan - GT 2000 used to describe a Terrace education while presenting to our Year 11s on their Leadership Camp earlier this week.  Joss used these terms to frame his presentation of how he has enacted servant leadership, both as a College leader and beyond the gates of Terrace. His community work with establishing the “Kombi Clinic” (more details here) is testament to how he has used both the opportunity and privilege of his education at the College. These very same words describe the Leadership Camp from my perspective – a wonderful opportunity and privilege for me as teacher to witness our Senior class of 2019 embrace two days away together.  

Here is a little insight into the two days away, courtesy of our 2019 College Captains and the words they shared with their peers:

Terrace is a home because the whole community wants the absolute best for each other. Terrace is a home because the boys and teachers within it work to no end with striving for excellence... The Gregory Terrace class of 2019 will not be remembered because a handful of students did good. We will be remembered for our undying school pride and passion to transform our already phenomenal culture into something far greater.
Oliver Seawright – 2019 College Captain 
Terrace as a school is not great because of a couple of individuals, Terrace is great because of everyone within our community. Next year, whilst our individual success will be important, the main measure of our success will be how our cohort can come together in achieving our set goals. Our senior year will hold many challenges. We will be defined by the concept “I am because we are” and how we go about supporting one another through the highs and lows. 
Tom Burns – 2019 College Vice Captain
The idea of one person can make a difference is a really interesting idea that’s hard to get your head around. One person making it simpler to understand is our College Captain Jacob Montaner. During a time when Jacob would have been under the pump with QCS preparation, there at 5.00pm in the afternoon was Jacob and a Year 5 student playing handball in Treacy Court. Nobody else around except Jacob and his Year 5 mate. Jacob was making a difference to that Year 5 student… Our challenge for 2019 is to build personal relationships that make everyone feel part of the Terrace Family. From helping one another with homework to just having a chat, we can make a difference to others. 
James Hurst – 2019 College Vice Captain
Walking the walk is symptomatic of acting with integrity… At the end of the day, people with good intentions make promises, but people with good character keep them. That is what we are about as a group… Edmund Rice was a living example of actions speaking louder than words. We must be defined by our actions.
Angus White – 2019 College Vice Captain
Terrace is a unique place filled with different people with different ideas. But one thing that is strong amongst the hearts of every single Terracian is the notion that we are all free to be the best we can be. So, as we go into next year, let us remember that we are the captains of our souls and that we determine our future.
Tom Woodrow – 2019 College Vice Captain

Our time away on this week’s Leadership Camp has affirmed the extraordinary capabilities that exist within our student body. Our Terrace Family will be led by a Senior class that is intent on embracing the opportunity to make a difference whilst authentically enabling others to their best. It will be a privilege to share the journey ahead with them.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Steven Hohn

Last week, the Year 10 Waterford Place students were introduced to a Tutor Group rewards program.  In this program, each Tutor Group began with 100 points and can either gain or lose points for their Tutor Group through the choices they make.  If they make good decisions or choices as an individual, the Tutor Group gains points.  If they make poor decisions or choices as an individual, the Tutor Group loses points.  The underlying message being transferred to the Year 10 students is that your positive actions affect other people positively and your negative actions affect other people negatively.

Wednesday afternoon last week saw the start of the Term 4 Homework Club.  There were 13 Year 10 students who went to St Mary’s of the Cross to help the young students with their homework.  It was great to see the interactions between the older students and the younger students taking part in the program.  There is still room on the bus for any other Year 10 students that would like to assist in this program.

Recently, ten Year 10 students took part in the “Head to Heart” program in conjunction with ten All Hallows’ School students.  It was the first time for All Hallows’ School to host the program.  It began with the students completing two three hour training sessions on Child Protection and the program activities/information.  These sessions were completed in the week leading up to a camp out, which started at 3.30pm last Friday and went through to 5pm on Saturday.  It was a very successful weekend with the young men of Terrace learning a very steep lesson in putting the needs of someone else before their own for the entire period of the camp.  These young men did the job fantastically and should be proud of their efforts.  Our sincere appreciation goes to the Edmund Rice Camps team for their leadership and guidance.  The program connects our students with a group of boys and girls coming from very diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Throughout the weekend the boys were matched up with a little buddy with whom they engaged in a series of activities aimed at providing a positive experience.

Last Friday, we also had a formation day for Year 10 students which was based around’ “What is Manhood?” and some taboo topics around this.  It was hosted by David Kobler and the Year 10 staff.  Throughout the day, the boys engaged in a series of discussions and stimulus information on the topic of masculinity.  The topics covered by David were manhood, sexual decision making, masculinity/emotions and pornography and the impact from long term exposure to pornography.  The day enabled the students to discuss topics that may not usually be discussed in an open forum.  This day concludes a wider program called, “The Men We Need” which has been running over the past three weeks and will include a production from Brainstorm this Friday afternoon that has a focus on risk taking behaviour and relationships with others.

As Week 3 concludes, all Year 10 students should have completed their study planners and I urge all students to stick to their study plans.  We are well under way with our coursework for each subject and assignment due dates will be upon us before we know it.  At Waterford, we continue to encourage the cohort to finish the year strongly and to ensure that they are prepared for their academic journeys for the remainder of this year and into the future.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


I would like to acknowledge our Year 6 QDU Debating team members who were undefeated this Debating season. They have worked very hard all season and have debated strongly against very stiff competition.

If you see these gentlemen, I am sure they would appreciate your congratulations.

  • Alex Richards
  • Finlay Casey-Ryan
  • Tom Beckmann
  • Jack Moore
  • Charlie Gaspar


Terrace Chess enjoyed great success and placed second overall in the GPS competition this year.  Our Chess program involved over 80 young men from Years 5-12.

The Premier Chess team competed in the State Championships over the weekend.  With over 200 chess players from all over Queensland playing for the two days, it certainly ensured our players had some very competitive games.  We are very proud to announce that our team placed second.  As this is the first time a Terrace team has competed at a state level, the following students certainly are deserving of our congratulations:  

  • Hughston Parle
  • Wen Zhang
  • Yang Zhang
  • Jack Giufre
  • Josh Alfredson and Patrick Nix (reserves)

Casino Royale Underground

This Friday will see our Jazz bands play in the historic Spring Hill Reservoirs.  From what we have been told, this will be the one and only chance our young men will have to perform in this venue in its original state. The new year will either see it close for a long time or begin a period of refurbishment to create a new Arts precinct.

Celebration of Excellence

With our annual Celebration of Excellence evening only days away, I would like to remind all parents of musicians to read the Event Memos very carefully to ensure your son has his correct uniform/performance clothing.

It is also very important for parents to click “Accept” on the Parent Lounge to allow us to correctly order buses and meals for our performers.  Only students whose parents have accepted the event will be permitted on the buses.

If you have any questions regrading this evening, please contact .

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 a thing. 


Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

On Monday we held our placement hearings for Years 5 and 7 students new to the College in 2019. This represents a strong intake of new students to the program and is in line with the continued growth in size, as well as standard of our Extra Curricular Music program.

Celebration of Excellence

Can I ask all families to reacquaint themselves with the various details regarding transporting of students to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 2 November for the Celebration of Excellence.
• Music Captains, Year 11 Music students, featured artists and SWE Percussionists: meet directly at BCEC at 7am.
• Celebration Orchestra and Choir: board bus at the Chapel 8.30am
• Massed Band (BCB, RCB, Callan Black, Callan Red, Years 5 and 6 Band and Strings): board bus at the Chapel 12.50pm. Return 2.20pm to GT.

Music Practice Hall

Music Practice Hall recommences this Monday. This is held in the Music Centre, from 3.15-5pm. I ask that you actively support this so that we can roll it out 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; however doors open at 6.30pm. 
There are a limited number of tickets 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 please 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

• Terrace Jazz Night: Friday 26 October 
• Celebration of Excellence: Friday 2 November 

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

At this time of the year the focus for the Sport program is the Track and Field Championships, which are being held over the coming weeks. The Junior Championships are held on Wednesday 24 October and the Senior Championships are being held on Saturday 3 November, the end of Week 4.

Championship events are an opportunity for the nine GPS schools to come together and compete at the one venue - highlighting the talent and depth of each school – and in the case of Track and Field, across a variety of very different skill sets in running (sprints and distance), jumping and throwing. There is an event for everybody in Track and Field, no matter what body type or physical stature – a boy can find an event that if they have the desire they can excel at.

There have been a number of boys who have been working very hard at their skill sets over numerous months and there have been boys who the College has tapped on the shoulder to fill some gaps in the program. Being placed at the end of the year when boys are naturally a little tired is a true challenge.

Track and Field is truly one of the most exciting days of the sporting calendar.

A few years ago, an analysis of the results showed that Terrace won as many events as the top three schools and finished in the same top three placings in individual events as the top three schools. Yet Terrace was not in the top three schools at the end of the day. Rather than being a top three finalist at the end of the day, there were too many results in the bottom three placings.  The boys did not understand that for the final tally of points to improve, every result mattered and that they should strive for every place. 

Your team does care if you can improve that sixth place into a fifth place, or if you can make up some ground in the last 100m of the race to finish ahead of one more opponent, or strive that extra  5% to not allow someone to pass you – hold onto that pace.

The winning school, and for that matter every school, will not win every event, but the school that battles for every place will be the most successful on the day.

Good luck to all those competing on the day. Remember every position counts and every point counts.  

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Pappalardo

After I received a B for my short story at the beginning of Term 1, despite numerous hours of drafting, googling and dare I say it, allowing my parents to “read over” my final copy - I consulted my English teacher Miss Lightbody for some feedback on my task. The story of my life... 

Miss Lightbody politely told me that she did not question my efforts regarding the task, but rather hit me with the cold hard fact - I just wasn’t a short story writer (or a very good English student for that matter). It was some of the best advice I have ever received, I just wish I had heard it eight years earlier. And yes, nobody panic, journalism did not feature on my QTAC form. Anyway, brace yourself Miss Lightbody, and anyone else prepared to venture into the realm of my poorly articulated sentences, unclear plot and complete waffle, because another short story is coming.

I can distinctly remember the moment when I received the news that I was going to be one of the College Leaders in 2018. It is the most excited I have ever been and one year on, the novelty is honestly yet to wear off. For those of you that don’t know me, I am not  a typical leader… in any sense. I am not one to deliver booming speeches at assembly or someone who receives instant levels of respect with presence in a room. Thankfully however, within a few weeks of Term 1, I conceded to this fantasy and better understood how I could best influence this school. 

My school pride and sense of belonging at Terrace was never inherent, with no brother, father or grandfather to go before me. My immense sense of belonging and pride for this school can be entirely credited to the past generations of Year 12 men, who welcomed me, inspired me and taught me the ropes of this school. Trust me, as a young Year 5 man looking to find his feet, the men in the white shirt are about as influential and inspiring as it gets. 

When I take the time look around the yard at lunch; through the Primary Quad, the Years 8 and 9 areas and over at Waterford, I see young men exactly like myself. Young men enjoying every moment with their friends, taking their handball games way too seriously and wondering whether or not their Mum will notice if they buy a second Caramello Koala from the canteen. My main goal this year has been to serve as a leader and a friend to these men and hopefully have the same impact on them that I know so many Year 12s had on me.
In the same way my buddy Darrius Moulton welcomed me into the school and constantly checked in with me to see how I was going, in the same way that 2014 1st XI Cricket Captain Luke Penberthy invited me to sit with the team after my game had completed, and in the same way that Matt Lo Grande, Bill Bingham and the leaders of 2017 welcomed me into my role as a leader of the school, this year I have tried to do the same. I have tried to carry on the traditions of this school, serving as a friend and role model to Terracians of all ages. 

Terrace is a never ending cycle. For myself, Jacob, Tom, Will, Zach and the entire 2018 Senior cohort, our journeys are almost complete. The thought of leaving is sad, no question, but at the same time I am filled with an enormous sense of pride knowing future generations of young men will be gifted with the same opportunity I have been given. I know the future leaders of the College will continue to act as role models and inspiration to all. 

I wish the best of luck to Ollie, Angus, James, Tom and Tom (seems to be a new tradition). You are all great blokes I have no doubt you will thrive in your roles for next year. 

Thank you to all my teachers, in particular to my House Dean Mr Gribble and my long serving tutor Mr Covill. And of course, thank you to my parents for their support and belief in me on every step of my journey at Terrace. 

Gregory Terrace 2018 – Shoulder to Shoulder 

Terrace Ladies Group

TLG Annual General Meeting - appointment of positions

The Terrace Ladies Group's Annual General Meeting is this coming Monday at 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 from the funds raised at the Fashion Parade to Bec Tweedy towards Conor’s rehabilitation. Bec will also speak about Conor’s progress. 

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. 

Julie Quinn's send off celebration

We are all sad to be saying goodbye to Julie Quinn at the end of this term. Julie's incredible dedication to our boys’ 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. Follow this Link to view the invitation and to find more information about the morning.

Long Lunch for Conor Tweedy

There are still some tickets available 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 there are some tables still available. Information on the event can be found on College Events via this link link. 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 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 Bob GARDINER - GT, 1954-61

Mr Dennis TIERNEY - GT 1953

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


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family event details 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 Friday 26 October 
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: Gambaro Hotel, 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

Date and Time: Saturday 10 November | 10am with formalities at 10.30am and morning tea to follow.
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson.
RSVP: No RSVP needed - all members of the Terrace Family, past and present, welcome to attend.
Join us to thank Julie for her 24 years of service, dedication, leadership and friendship here at Gregory Terrace

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the College will compile a list of relatives of the Terrace Family who served in the Great War. Please email David Giles who will collate this list to present to the College Archivist.

Email Mr Giles | Click 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: 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 HereConor's Long Lunch | Pre-order Beverages

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 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 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 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

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