Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

I am sure the Easter break is now a distant memory as the routine and diversity of Term 2 is in full swing.  This week has been a very full week.  I do wish to acknowledge and thank the Football Support Group for the successful season launch, Terrow for a great race day, the staff and students involved in our Anzac Liturgy and the staff for their time and effort at Parent/Teacher interviews.

On Tuesday the College staged its Anzac Liturgy with Brigadier Ed Smeaton as our special guest.  My thanks to all involved in this special event.  The school liturgy was followed by our Marching Band performing in the Brisbane Anzac Parade.  Over 100 students have been rehearsing for some time and represented Terrace with distinction in the parade on Wednesday.

Round 1 of the Football and Tennis seasons began last weekend with Terrace again fielding large numbers of teams in both sports.  My thanks to the Terrace staff and coaches who have been preparing for this season.  A special word of congratulations to the 1st XI Football and 1st IV Tennis teams who both recorded strong wins last Saturday.  Well done.

On Tuesday 8 May, Terrace will have its Edmund Rice Liturgy.  This is always an important liturgy for our school as we celebrate and acknowledge Edmund Rice and the work of the Christian Brothers.  This year is particularly special as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Ambrose Treacy arriving in Australia and establishing Edmund Rice schools in Australia, including Terrace.  At the liturgy on Tuesday, I will, on behalf of EREA and the Christian Brothers, lead the Prayers of the Faithful and acknowledge and apologise for the abuse of young people that has occurred in the past. This apology will be based on the apology delivered by Dr Wayne Tinsey last year in Canberra.

Although we have a couple of shorter weeks, it is important that students maintain their focus on their studies.  This week, Dr Ian Hunter has continued to work with groups of students, focusing on writing and literacy.  Ian has been working with staff and students since last year and is assisting staff in the development of a consistent, whole school literacy plan.  This is a process that will continue throughout 2018.

Finally this week, my thanks to parents for ensuring the drop off and pick up processes are working effectively.  Rogers Street will be partially blocked off for much of the next two weeks, as communicated previously, so I do ask for your ongoing support when driving around the streets near school.

Have a great week.
God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Week 1

We have now completed the first week of the term and our boys seem to be back into the routine of waking earlier and adjusting to the daily demands of school. On day one every student was issued with an assessment calendar that outlines the date that assessment is delivered and the due date for the assessment. The calendar also outlines the type of assessment for each subject this term. On Moodle (our learning platform) we have listed a “checklist” for each subject . This “checklist” outlines what a student needs to learn for this term. We can give access to this section on the Moodle to parents. The following link will allow you to check the details of what your son needs to know for this term in each of his subjects. I strongly encourage our boys to print these checklists and paste them into an exercise book where they can methodically note and review their revision. Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 have these checklist booklets printed and issued to them.

Academic Mentoring

Across the next few weeks, Tutors will spend time with your son/s in reviewing their Term 1 report. Tutors will review each student's report to reflect on what strategies were successful for them last term and possible strategies that will enhance their learning and outcomes for the term ahead. Year 12 students will meet with their academic mentors over the next weeks to review their outcomes and to receive an updated estimated OP score. It would be a wonderful to initiate a conversation across the dinner table in the coming weeks with your son/s as to what was discussed in these mentoring meetings.

The staff tutoring program for Term 2 is also available on the Parent Lounge/College App. This generous offer from so many of our staff to assist boys outside of the classroom is most valuable in enhancing learning. I encourage boys to make use of this resource. 

Year Level Assemblies

Across the first few weeks we have and will meet with each year level to highlight how the boys have performed as a cohort with comparisons to their last term’s effort. These assemblies also give recognition to boys who have made improvements across successive terms as well as directions for continued improvement as a cohort and individually.

Years 11 and 12 Study Hall

Every afternoon – Monday to Friday - from 3.15 to 5.15pm, there is a past student who facilitates study hall for students in Years 11 and 12. Boys are encouraged to attend this tutoring.

Staff Tutoring

As noted above, times for tutoring offered so generously by our teachers are available on Parent Lounge/College App.

Parent/Teacher/Student interviews

Many thanks to the number of parents who have booked interviews. These interviews are just another example where as a community we aim to support each other to allow our boys to “be the best that they can be”. We commence these interviews this week and next Wednesday afternoon and evening. I encourage students to attend these interviews also.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

Monday’s Inter-House Cross Country carnival was an enjoyable event and all students are to be congratulated on the way they gave their best while embracing the spirit of participation and House connection.  While it’s not really about winning, congratulations to Treacy House on taking the spoils this year.

On Tuesday, the College community had the privilege of attending a powerful Anzac Day Liturgy.  A highlight was an address by Brigadier Ed Smeaton, who told the story of a Terrace Old Boy who fought at Gallipoli and eventually succumbed to his injuries.  Like most Australians, it is clear that our young men are deeply respectful of this significant occasion and the lives that have been impacted by war.  They are to be congratulated on the way they recognised the importance of this event; they truly conducted themselves as Terrace Gentlemen.

We had a good start to Football season last Saturday and it was pleasing to see most students spectating at the 1st XI match wore the correct uniform.  A minority still got it wrong, which leads me to ask for parent support with this matter.  Every student spectating at the 1st XI Football match is to be dressed in his regular academic uniform.  This includes all students, regardless of their year level, even if they have already played or their game is still to be played.  Wearing the College uniform correctly is an important part of being a Terracian and a great indicator of school spirit.

The topic of sleep is an important one for our youth, who we could argue face more distractions and busier school lives than any generation before.  One of our pastoral team provided me the article below, which looks at the importance of sleep and the impact of screen time on students’ ability to get sufficient sleep.  There are no surprises here, but the article also refers to links between poor sleep habits and mental health issues including depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.  The article is a quick and informative read and includes links to a number of other relevant reports.  I recommend parents take a few minutes to have a read.

As per the last few years, we will be running a Mother/Son evening for students from Year 7 on Monday 14 May in the Campbell Centre.  Information about this event and the registration process will be coming home this week.  The evening is a nice opportunity for mums and sons to spend some time in conversation with each other and others who are on the same journey.  

Please be reminded that the compulsory winter uniform will start on Tuesday 8 May following the Labour Day long weekend.  From this day, students will be required to wear their blazer to and from school every day and keep the blazer on in the morning until the 8.25am bell.  Long trousers will be compulsory for students in Years 11 and 12 and optional for all other year levels (long trousers also look smart and take away the issue of socks falling down).  I respectfully request that parents take the opportunity to prepare their son's winter uniform in readiness for 8 May.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

A legacy of sacrifice and selflessness 

Terrace parent Brigadier Ed Smeaton of the Royal Australian Army graced us with his presence at Tuesday’s Anzac Liturgy, providing our gathering with a moving address on the story, spirit and legacy of the Anzac. Excerpts from Brigadier Smeaton’s address are as follows:

As the first oars struck the water in the pre-dawn darkness, a journey that had commenced nearly six months earlier and from a port thousands of kilometres away, for many,  was about to come to a bloody end.  Feelings that had started with joy, pride and a sense of adventure, were now replaced with trepidation, fear and anxiety.  By the time the first wave of boats nudged the shores of what has become known as Anzac Cove, many of the occupants were already dead.  Chaos ensued but amongst this calamity a legacy was forged: a legacy of sacrifice and selflessness, a legacy of tenacity and courage and a legacy of hope and compassion.  The events that unfolded on the dawn of April the 25th 1915 helped forge the identity of our nation. 

It is not just the events at Gallipoli, or the victories in 1918, or the lives lost in World War One, that we gather today to remember.  We remember the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women in all wars and conflict, prior to and since the Great War.  We remember all those who have worn the uniform of our Armed Services. The horrors of the Great War were carried into World War Two, where tens of thousands more Australians found an early grave in the air, on the land and in the sea. 

Conflicts have continued and our armed forces have since served in Borneo, Malaya, Korea and Vietnam with this year marking 50 years since the Tet Offensive launched by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army In more recent times Australian Service personnel have been deployed to Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, East Timor, and continue to serve in the conflicts in Iraq, and Afghanistan where 41 soldiers have died.

Bronze panels lining the walls of the Australian War memorial are inscribed with the names of over 102,000 Australians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  One such name is Gunner Frank Hubert Deshon. Born in Brisbane in 1906, Frank schooled here at Gregory Terrace and enlisted in the Army during World War Two.  He was a member of the 2/15th Field Regiment, an artillery unit that saw service on the Malayan Peninsula delaying the Japanese advance, before he was captured in the fall of Singapore in February 1942. He was subsequently transported to the Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp in Borneo. From early 1945 Australian and British Prisoners of War were forced to march from the camp 260km along jungle tracks in what was to become known as the Sandakan Death March.  By the end of the war in August, of those nearly 2000 men who set off on the march, only six survived.  Frank Deshon died of illness on this day, April 24, 1945, aged 38.

 Frank and his fellow prisoners espoused values that demonstrated a human side to war. Despite horrific conditions their determination, courage and desire to look after their mates never faulted.  Such virtues are synonymous with the values we aspire to here at Gregory Terrace of stewardship, relationships and respect.

So it is today that we pledge to remember all those who have served their country and continue to do so.  We remember the sacrifice they have made, their contribution and the values they have bestowed.  Today we also pledge to support and look after our returned veterans to ensure we support them as a society now and into the future. Lest we forget. 

The Good News of Terrace – Barrett House share the spirit of Anzac Day with our friends at Western Suburbs Special School

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

This is a significant week in our nation’s calendar, with services across the country to remember our Anzacs. The connection and bond with the men and women who served and who are continuing to fight across the world are maintained here at the College and in our local communities through our remembrance services.  

Thank you to parents and students from Years 5 and 6 for their support of the Lenten Appeal. Fortunately, the weather held off for our Lenten Fair, with the walk cut short due to rain. The donations and support for the Years 5 and 6 community were fantastic.

By now all students will have had an opportunity to take in the results and comments in their report card for Term 1. Each student should have established personal strategies and goals for Term 2 with his teacher. Parent/Teacher interviews are taking place for the next two weeks and there is a reminder that students will conclude school at 12.51pm next Wednesday.

It is only Week 2; however, with shortened weeks, extra work outside the classroom is very important. Assessment calendars have been distributed to help plan and avoid last minute panicking. Our Year 5 students have been working extremely hard at their Literacy and Numeracy skills to start off Term 2. It is very important to establish and practise good study habits in these early years of primary school. 

This term, Year 5 classes will be celebrating Mass in the chapel.  This is a great occasion for students to celebrate with their families and the Terrace community. Masses will begin with Year 5 White in Week 6 with other classes to follow. All parents and extended family are most welcome - Mass will begin at 7.45am.

Well done to all runners at our Inter-House Cross Country on Monday.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

WWRY – Killer Queens and Kashoggi

On the Couch with Theatre Captain, Alex Gillard

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’ve been doing speech and drama since I was in Year 4 and have continued studying it all the way through high school, because I really enjoyed the classroom environment. I’ve acted in a few school plays, performed as part of the chorus for Pippin and sung as a backing vocalist in the middle school musicals of Shrek Jr. and Seussical the Musical

What do you want us to know about your character?

Killer Queen is THE business mogul as he’s successfully managed to brainwash almost everyone on the iPlanet to worship him. Whenever he wants something he has the power to go out and get it. It is his personal mission to destroy and freewill and personal expression, because of this he especially despises music and wants to destroy the Bohemians who are attempting to bring it back to the iPlanet.

What has been the biggest challenge for you?

The biggest challenge for me has been trying to create a fully realised character who reacts and interacts with other characters in the performance in an over-the-top manner that stays true to the Killer Queen’s beliefs. Whilst it has been challenging it’s been a really enjoyable experience in learning how to adapt to another character’s persona.

What is the thing you’re most excited about as we get close to Opening Night?

As we get closer to opening night I’m really excited about being able to put on an awesome show for everyone and I’m really excited to see the whole cast really be able to show off all the hard work that we’ve put in throughout the whole rehearsal period.

What’s next for you?

After the musical I’m hoping to go on and continue studying Musical Theatre at university and take part in other musicals staged by theatre companies if the opportunity arises.

On the couch with Music Captain, Alex O’Meally 

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’ve always loved performing. Since I started at Terrace, I’ve tried to involve myself as much as possible. In Year 5 I auditioned for Arabian Nights, the middle school production that year. I was lucky enough to be given a speaking role, and the buzz I got from the stage and the audience meant I was hooked. Next came Eisteddfods and AMEB exams. By Year 9 I had completed grade 4 violin, grade 5 voice, placed third in a drama Eisteddfod and was lucky enough to travel to Gallipoli, Turkey for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

What do you want us to know about your character?

My character, Khashoggi, is the chief of police on the iPlanet (the Earth of the future). He scours the streets, searching for any rebels, those who don’t conform. He is full of his own self importance; but will always toe the line when the Killer Queen is involved. 

What has been the biggest challenge for you?

With my love of performing comes my greatest challenge. I often have too many ideas and I try to put them all together in one package. The times I struggle in rehearsal would be the times I let myself get carried away. Luckily, the cast and creative team are all really supportive and I’m always able to experiment.

What is the thing you’re most excited about as we get close to Opening Night?

This overflow of ideas is magnified by the excitement mounting for opening night. The first time you walk on stage in the production you get a tremendous rush. The sight of a full theatre never fails to give me chills down my spine and make me want to perform better. 

What’s next for you?

I crave the stage and I hope to enter the music industry after school, performing for more and more people. See you at the theatre!


Over the school holidays Declan Farrell, Kieran Mills and Joshua Alfredson competed in Holiday Chess Tournaments at Nudgee College. All of them placed:

- Declan Farrell was awarded second place in the novice division.

- Joshua Alfredson was awarded third place in the intermediate division.

- Kieran Mills and Joshua Alfredson were awarded first place in the transfer team competition. 

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 July, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room 

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 17 July, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre   

Staying in touch   

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

Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

Congratulations to the Anzac Band who marched in Wednesday’s Anzac Parade through the Brisbane CBD. The band consisted of 120 students from all year levels and was the largest in the parade. All the boys conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the day, proudly representing Terrace in the wider community. Thanks to the music staff involved in preparing the students and to parents for your support of your sons. There has been a great deal of positive feedback and we look forward to making it bigger and better in 2019!

The Red Peppers Pep Band played their debut performance at the Football, for the tunnel and half-time show, last Saturday. They played very well and looked sharp, getting the crowd on side and adding an extra dimension to the game. We will do our next performance at the Football on Saturday 5 May. 

Also last Saturday, the Terrace Jazz Combo provided ambient music for patrons at the Football Launch, held at Tennyson. Our thanks to Mr Graham Ritchie, for being present to assist the boys.

Congratulations to the Terrace Choir, the Red Thunder Drumline, Alex O’Meally, Henry Silvey, Alex Gillard and Jack Gardiner (Yr 11 – Trumpet) for their contribution to the Anzac Day liturgy that was held at Terrace on Tuesday. Next week, the Terrace Jazz Orchestra will be performing on College Assembly.

For those of you who participate in our Premier Ensembles, the Terrace Shop now has a selection of black microfibre shirts available for $50. These will be required, along with black trousers, for the Norman Clarke Concert later this term.

For those students who perform with our beginner and intermediate level ensembles, it is a requirement that they wear long 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 on Wednesday 30 May. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Years 5 and 6 Band and Strings classes do not need to purchase trousers.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in Culture>Music.

Term 2 Events

• 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

“Perhaps the greatest team sporting victory I have witnessed in my 15 years here at the College”

The above quote came from a senior member of the coaching staff on Monday when he described the performance of the Terrace 1st IV Tennis team on their victory over BBC on Saturday. Going into the match, it is fair to say that the Terrace boys were up against the odds with their rivals, current GPS and Australian school champions.  However, sometimes things don’t always go to script, and nowhere in the script did it cater for sheer determination and refusal to give in. Such was the unwavering nerve of the Terrace boys that they pulled off the most unlikely of victories, running every ball down and competing for every point as if it was their last, winning the tie 5 matches to 3, and for the true Tennis faithful, winning 6 of the 8 super tie breaks.

Performance under pressure – when it counted. Simply a result that is unbelievable.

The news of the Tennis boys victory came through late in the day on Saturday – just after the fantastic victory of the 1st XI in the Football program at Tennyson. The 1st XI were exceptionally dominant through the entire match, but failed to truly put their opposition away in the manner they should have – missing several opportunities to run out winners 3-0, though it could have been 6 or even greater, such was their control of the game.

Saturday evening witnessed the Football Launch, that was very well run and attended by close to 500 people at Tennyson. Thank you and congratulations to all involved in organising and running this very enjoyable evening.

Although it is Term 2, there have recently been some truly remarkable performances by a number of boys at the Australian Swimming Championships. Congratulations to all the boys who have competed, but in particular Tom Neil who won the 400m freestyle, and the 1500m freestyle in what are simply breathtaking times. Two truly remarkable feats, that will be further expanded upon once Tom returns to the College in the coming weeks.

This weekend the College will travel to our brother school Nudgee for a full round of fixtures in Tennis and Football. It will be a challenging round in both activities for the boys, with both of our first teams to be sternly challenged by strong opposition. 

Dress Standards

I need to communicate to all coaches and boys that when Terrace boys represent the College they do so in the correct attire and displaying the correct behaviour. I was disappointed to witness one game on Saturday where I did not think that the boys did the right thing by themselves and the College. This will be addressed this week and the boys should be aware of presenting themselves in a manner that is respectful of the school and their opposition. There is no need for taping of the head, taped numbers on the rear of jerseys or different styles of jerseys and shirts. If a boy does not have appropriate attire they must come and discuss it with me.

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

The 1st XI got off to a good start to the season with a solid 3-0 win over BBC. Finally, all the training, the early morning starts and a great trip to England had an endgame. The boys were in a good frame of mind before the game. They all came in early to soak up the atmosphere and watch their school mates playing in their respective teams before the big event. On a personal note, the festivities of the day were thoroughly enjoyable. It was a great sight to see the Tennyson fields full of aspiring young footballers, awash in a flood of red and black. The weather was also kind to us. The guard of honour, the band and the level of support was magnificent. 

It was a somewhat slow and at times understandably nervous start against a side that came to sit back, absorb any pressure and hope to hit us on the counter. To the players credit they were patient, knocking the ball around, probing for openings, looking for that space in behind the BBC defence that would bring us some joy. Any attacks that BBC did manage to construct were dealt with comfortably by the central defensive pairing of Noah Hitchcock and Will Lalic, with good organising from Pat Millard in goal. At the other end Angus Broderick set up a great chance with some clever dribbling and Byron McLeod was unlucky not to score when he broke through the tight defence and narrowly missed with a good effort. It took a while before the deadlock was finally broken by an unlikely source. Young Josiah Hitchcock, playing in the key role of number six was perfectly positioned in midfield to intercept a pass out of the BBC defence and from 25 metres hit an unstoppable shot that gave the keeper no chance. It was just what the team needed and it settled a lot of nerves, although the score remained 1-0 till half-time, Terrace were in control of the game.
After the break BBC came out firing and really upped the tempo. Our boys did really well to soak up the pressure and then put together some thoughtful attacks before Ethan Wildermuth, who was causing BBC a lot of problems, pressured his opponent into a mistake on the edge of the penalty area and made no mistake with his chance. Kegan Sullivan came on to the right terrorise the BBC defence and eventually young Malakai Love-Semira, who had played a full game in the 10As, picked the pocket of a BBC defender and ran through confidently to make it 3-0.

Tennis Wrap

This week the Terrace Tennis program plays Nudgee College in matches from Years 5 through to 12. There are a number of teams playing matches against Churchie and a couple of teams playing internal matches. The matches are being held at the home venues of Coops Tennis Centre, Ambiweera and Victoria Park while away matches are being played at Nudgee College Campus Tennis Courts and Churchie. As with each week, the playing schedule and team lists will be emailed on Thursday.

The results from the round v Brisbane Boys' College were expected. BBC sets the standard of play across all age groups in GPS tennis. Terrace fought hard and the quality of tennis provided by both schools was a great reflection on the health of the game throughout Australia. Terrace were successful in the majority of matches in the Years 5 and 6 teams, which sets up the program well for the future. In the secondary teams it was more of a struggle with wins coming from the 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 8C teams, and of course the First IV.

Last week we highlighted a number of areas which were identified as being extremely important for match day. These are mentioned again to reinforce the importance of these to the program. We want to ensure that we pay strong attention to areas of punctuality and wearing the Terrace Tennis playing uniform.  As Dr Carroll highlights, how we play the game is most important and that the highest level of sportsmanship is expected by every student who represents the College.

1. Punctuality – All players are to arrive 30 minutes before the start time for warm up.

2. Sportsmanship – It is vital that the young men involved in the program continue to show outstanding sportsmanship. Being able to win with grace and lose with dignity is an outcome we seek to achieve within the sporting programs at Terrace. Being humble about winning and always encouraging everyone is key to making sure that you stay in a right attitude. The 1st IV were exemplarily with this on Saturday .

3. Lunches for home matches – Players at "Home" venues please bring a plate for morning tea.

4. Body language on court – Having the ability to display positive body language regardless of the score is a skill just as important as a forehand or backhand. It was evident that this is an area that can improve.

5. Support - when boys are off-court, we strongly encourage they show interest in, and active support of, their team mates who are engaged in matches. Every match is important and the team aspect and culture is important.

6. Communication of availability – We had a number of boys unavailable for Round 1. GPS Tennis is the ultimate team sport in the fact that you need all four members of the team playing for the fixture to proceed. Being unavailable means that your tennis partner will miss out on his doubles matches. Please allow enough communication time for us to either find a reserve, if this is possible, or to communicate with our stakeholders that the match cannot proceed.

Captain's Corner

This week Terrace Tennis has focused predominately on doubles play, especially with serving, returning and net play.  This is an extremely important focus as GPS consists of each player playing two doubles and one singles match.  By establishing a greater understanding of the tactical and strategic plays involved in doubles, the team has been able to use the skills learnt from the week during Saturday matches against BSHS with successful results.  Whilst there has already been significant improvements witnessed last weekend around doubles, these skills also contribute to the development of singles as it teaches boys abilities that become tremendously useful such as creating angle and space in the court as well as the ability to play aggressive tennis, with players finishing points at the net.  Overall, it has been a great training week by all boys and the start to a positive season.
Captain of Tennis - George Campbell

Team of the Week - 8C

  • Bayley Clarke
  • Ethan McKean
  • Oliver White
  • Henry Bell

Against a high quality opposition, this team dug deep to be the only Year 8 team win their rubber against BBC. Each player contributed to the outcome, with great team work and attitude on display.

Doubles Pairing of the Week

This award will go all boys in the 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E teams this week. For many of these boys it was their first opportunity to represent the College on court and they all did a fantastic job. 

Play of the Day 

Will Keyser in his debut tennis match needed to win the last two games of his singles match for his team to come away with a tied rubber. Will fought hard and came away with the win to secure the 7G a hard fought tie against the ACGS 7D team.

1st IV Tennis Report v BBC 

In the rematch of last year’s final round against the 2017 GPS and Australian Secondary Schools champions we went into Saturdays Round against BBC as underdogs. 

As the day progressed, I witnessed a result that would have first been described as highly unlikely to become possible, then likely, then finally a reality. It was surreal to see the last ball hit by BBC go long and our 1st IV boys raise their arms up in sheer delight and relief.

Our day started with the four singles with Bryce Robinson at #1 to be the first to come off with a clean win 6-2,6-3. Steve Stoddart was the next finished, with a hard fought match going down 0-6, 3-6. Xavier Lim was next completed with a 6-3, 6-4 win then followed by Dominic Anderson with a 7-6, 7-6 loss to a much bigger, stronger opponent. Dominic’s effort and fight had inspired the rest of the team and at that point I felt something special could happen.

The next stanza of play was the reverse doubles. Both of our pairs started off by winning the first set of their doubles. It was now becoming really exciting; however at the completion of the reverse doubles we had split those matches. It was now 3 rubbers all, 7 sets all and we were down by a game. This match was going down to the wire. 

The last round of doubles matches began. Bryce and Dom dropped the first set, while Steve and Xavier held on in a tiebreaker. Still even on rubbers and sets, but down by four games. We had to win both matches to win. The second sets were completed. Both teams evening up at one set all. Both matches going into super tiebreakers. Through the middle of those tiebreakers we were down by a point. At that point I saw something in our Terrace boys that I have not seen before. A calmness, focus and energy under pressure. Both teams surged home to take those tiebreakers 10-7 and 11-9.

The final result of 5-11-107 to 3-9-111 showed just how close the match was and how well our boys had performed under immense pressure.  I am proud of the win our boys had on Saturday but prouder of the integrity, sportsmanship and competitiveness they  showed. 

Results for Round 1

Representative Sport 

Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in a number of sports. Our primary students nominate via City Dist. and our secondary students via Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth directly, depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times in respective sports.

City District Term 2 Sports

  • Touch trial date 27 April – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 20 April
  • Cross Country trial date 1 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 20 April 
  • Rugby Union trial date 11 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 4 May 
  • Tennis trial date 14 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 4 May
  • Softball trial date 6 June – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 25 May

Direct Nominations to Met. Nth Sports

  • Cross Country date 5 June – Open to 13-19 years. Nominations close Friday 18 May
  • Rugby Union trial date 29 May – Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 18 May
  • Golf trial date 29 May – Open to all 10 -18 years. Nominations close Friday 18 May

For more information relating to upcoming trials please contact or click on the below link https://metnorthschoolsport.eq... 

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Dearlove

“This Saturday, we must flood Ross” – Will Baker, Spirit Squad Leader, 2018 

Last weekend was arguably one of the greatest sporting weekends that Terrace has ever experienced. As we stood in the Tennyson stands, cheering for our Football players, one voice raised above all others. Finn Farrell, who despite being on crutches still came out to support, had just received the news. “We won the tennis!” he yelled. After supporting the Tennis for five hours and watching our 1st IV players Bryce, Stephen, Dom and Xavier give it their all, this was music to my ears. The Terrace crowd erupted; cheers of joy spread throughout. In a state of pure delight, our attention had been drawn from the game. Luckily, Lachlan Duffy, a dedicated supporter and 5ths Football player saved the crowd. “Watch the game!” he yelled. As I turned around, I witnessed a Year 10 player, Malakai Love-Semira, score our third goal. Pure ecstasy enveloped the Terrace crowd as tears of happiness streamed down our faces. I jumped into the crowd, where I joined my mates in a warm embrace. Tingles run down my spine as I think of the very moment. Events like these are the true definition of 2018. Mates standing ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ in support of one another.

As I walked to my lockers at 5.30pm on Monday afternoon, a loud cry echoed throughout the quiet Terrace Campus… “Dearlove!”. I turned to see Will Baker one of our Spirit Squad leaders running towards me. I stood there and waited. Upon reaching me, he said, and I quote, “This Saturday we must ‘flood’ Ross oval. This is the premiership game, and we need everyone there in support of our Football players.” I applaud Bakes. This game is possibly the most important game in the Football season. I have been dreaming of and preparing for this game for the last eight years. To the Football players, rest assured, we will have overflowing stands at Ross oval this Saturday, and Terrace war cries will be loud enough for all of Brisbane to hear. 

As Week 2 is upon us, it is also essential to start the term strong. It is important to stay ahead of the game with our schoolwork, to set up a strong base for a busy term ahead. I know after eight years at Terrace, that the first few weeks can be the most important. In the words of Mrs Quinn, the happiest students at Terrace are the ones that are working. 

I wish all Terracians good luck this weekend with their sporting fixtures. For all who aren’t competing, make the effort to come out this weekend to support your mates, and stand ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ with our great Terrace sportsmen. 

Terrace Ladies Group

Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea

We are all looking forward to the Years 5-9 Mothers' High Tea to be held tomorrow from 10am in the Marquee at Victoria Park. With 330 ladies attending we are sure to have a great morning together. As a reminder, included in the price of your ticket are bubbles on arrival compliments of our hosts, Victoria Park, a traditional High Tea (with a cash bar) plus free entry into the pool of wonderful prizes. 

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

In addition to the main prize, we are offering a prize for each of the five year levels including, in no particular order:
• $150 Blow Salon Hair and Beauty voucher;
• $150 voucher for the new King Street precinct in Bowen Hills;
• Susan Driver gold plated evening earrings valued at $180;
• Foot pamper package including a $100 Nat-Sui voucher, a 60-minute aromatic foot massage from  Pho Thai Spa valued at $95 and a bottle of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee; and
• $200 Marimekko homewares hamper from Modern Furniture store.

I am also excited to announce that we have Mrs Megan Montaner, mother of our College Captain, as our guest speaker. Not only is she a mother at the College, but also a teacher, so no doubt will have some handy hints and suggestions for our journey ahead.

Tennyson Canteen

Thanks to the ladies who assisted in the canteen on Saturday. We had a small slip-up with the volunteer sign on link not being included in the game day notice that went out to families. With some quick thinking on behalf of other TLG Committee members, we managed to get word out on social media and were happy to see much needed help arrive on the day.  

I would also like to thank the people who came in to help when they saw we needed some more hands on deck. While this is very much appreciated and welcome any time, we need to have volunteers sign on ahead of time so we can see how we are covered for assistance before the day starts. This gives the TLG executive members an opportunity to plan their day around family commitments as well. Otherwise, we find we are there for the duration of the day and need to rely on others to ferry our children around. Missing games of our children also often happens. While we understand that this is a “perk” of the job (we really do enjoy it), with a very small commitment across the board, we can ensure great service at the canteen is maintained all day and fairly for our volunteers.

We are looking into the practicality of allocating days to year levels to facilitate a good number of volunteers throughout the season. It is not clear how this will take shape as yet, but I will be sure to pass on any arrangements as they arise.

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses 

On the Tuesday mornings of Weeks 5 and 6 the College will host masses for the mothers of our Seniors. The Houses are broken into two groups: Reidy, Treacy, Windsor, Xavier – Week 5; Barrett, Buckley, Kearney, Magee, Mahoney - Week 6 (please note that this is a date change from the original calendar). More information will be emailed to families from the College in the next couple of weeks.

Past Mothers' Mass

On Sunday 27 May we have the Past Mothers' Mass at 10am in the Chapel of the Holy Family. A beautiful morning tea is planned for afterwards in the Founders' Room. Please pass on the invitation to your mothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, grandmothers or friends who have been through Terrace with their boys over the past decades. It is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and to celebrate those who have gone before us - they have been the ones who were instrumental in creating the Terrace Family we appreciate so much. More details are to come in the next week or so. An invitation will go onto the College Events page, along with a link for purchasing a $20 morning tea ticket (with the fee covering the catering costs). 

TLG Correspondence

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

TLG Date Claimers 

Term 2
  • Week 2, 27 April, Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea, Victoria Park
  • Weeks 5 and 6, Tuesday mornings - Year 12 Mothers' Masses (by House)
  • Week 6, Sunday 27 May – Past Mothers' Mass
  • Week 10, 18 June – TLG Meeting, 7.30am Founders' Room
Term 3
  • Week 8, Friday 7 September – TLG Fashion Parade, Brisbane City Hall

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson |

Terrace Shop

OPENING HOURS | TERM TIME | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 7.30am - 3.45pm


  • Blazers
  • School jumpers
  • Basketball training singlets and shorts
  • Football shirts, shorts and socks
  • Chinooks and hoodies
Parents can order through Flexischools


Find all your Terrace Family event details here!

Last chance to purchase - orders close today for delivery in Term 3 so don't delay!
Cost: $75 (+ booking fees) | Includes personalised name on jersey
Please refer to sizing chart link below (long sleeve raglan sizing option)
For further information or enquiries, please contact:
The Terrace Shop | |  3214 5258

Sizing Chart - View Here2018 Senior Jersey - 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

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

ERFA Golf Day - Bookings & Details Here

The Football Supporters Committee are proud to present the Football Legends Lunch as part of the 2018 Terrace Football Program. 
Celebrate the World Cup year by joining us for an afternoon at the Marquee, Victoria Park in the company of current and former Football Legends. Your host for the afternoon will be Lucy Zelic, Football commentator for SBS – The World Game.
Date and Time: Friday 18 May | 12pm - 4pm
Where: The Marquee, Victoria Park
Cost: $150 | Includes pre-lunch drinks at noon followed by lunch at 12.30pm
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 4 May or ASAP as seats are limited - only 50 tickets remaining
For further details or enquires, please contact
Craig Wildermuth | | 0411 156 775

Legends Lunch - Book Here

Tickets now on sale via College Events!
Date and Time: 16 - 19 May | 7pm - 9.30pm
Where: Garden Points Theatre, QUT Garden Points Campus 2 George St City
Cost: Adults $45 | Concession $30 | Restricted viewing $25 (Restricted viewing seating is valid for Adults & Concession seating. These seats are very close to the stage with restricted viewing from these seats)
Dress: Opening night - black tie. All other evenings - smart casual
For further information or enquiries, please contact: 
Imogen Brown | | 3214 5226

WWRY - Tickets Here

All welcome to attend!
Date and Time: Tuesday 1 May | 6pm
Where: The Callan Centre | Gregory Terrace Staffroom

Date and Time: Sunday 27 May | 10am
Where: The Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by the Founders' Room
Cost: $20
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Wednesday 23 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Rachel McGahon | 

Past Mothers' Mass & MT - Book 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: Thursday 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 Term 2 parent function details here:

Year 11 Mother & Son Breakfast

Date and Time: Friday 11 May | 7am - 8am      
Where: Novotel Hotel | 200 Creek Street Brisbane 
Cost: $33pp (+booking fees) | Includes hot buffet breakfast
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 4 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact      
Kate Pearson | | 0411 555 227

Mother & Son Breakfast - Book Here

Year 6 Parent Function

Date and Time: Friday 25 May | 7pm - 11pm     
Where: Bar Spritz | 29 River Terrace Kangaroo Point    
Cost: $40pp (+booking fees) | Includes champagne & antipasto platters on arrival, followed by canapes platters   
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 14 May   
For further details or enquiries, please contact     
Alison Hedditch | 0417 790 902 | 

Year 6 Function - Book Here

Year 9 Parent Function

Date and Time: Saturday 2 June | 5pm - 8pm   
Where: Newstead Brewery Co Milton | 67 Castlemaine St Milton
Cost: $26pp (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food 
RSVP: Please RSVP byTuesday 29 May 
For further details or enquiries, please contact   
Erin McKenna | | 0438 335 719

Year 9 Parent Function - Book Here