Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

This Saturday is the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice.  As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition and having a strong and valued connection with the Christian Brothers, the College will celebrate Edmund’s Feast Day with a whole school Mass on Tuesday morning.  Central to the work of Edmund was the provision of educational opportunities and a sense of dignity to those young people at the margins in Waterford.  Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA), through its Charter and Touchstones attempts to continue Edmund’s charism by providing quality educational opportunities and supporting those people at the margins.  At Terrace, we enact the Touchstones in many ways.  Our House Friendship Groups, the work with East Timor and the Eddie's Van are some ways that, as a community, we support those at the margins.  Tuesday’s Mass will celebrate our proud history as an Edmund Rice and Christian Brothers' school.

This week, myself and Mr Charles Brauer have been in Melbourne celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Br Ambrose Treacy with staff from EREA and a number of Christian Brothers.  This is a significant milestone in the history of the Christian Brothers in Australia. Br Treacy was a highly influential man in early education in Australia, as he travelled setting up Catholic schools along the East Coast of Australia.  Terrace was one of those schools.  It was also the site of his passing and the Treacy Building is testament to his contribution to the establishment of the College.

Parent/Teacher interviews have continued this week and I again thank staff for their professionalism and time given to these interviews.  The strong partnership between home and school is a key feature of the academic success we enjoy at Terrace.

The co-curricular program continues this week with games against Brisbane State High School at home. The gymnasts also have a lead-up meet this weekend.  I wish all Terrace competitors the very best this weekend.  We have had two good rounds so far.  I have enjoyed the skill and competitiveness of our teams.  Equally, I have been impressed with the level of sportsmanship that has been demonstrated.  Well done gentlemen and let’s keep it up.

Last Friday I was fortunate to attend the Mothers’ Morning Tea.  As the “token male” in attendance I felt somewhat privileged albeit slightly intimidated.  It was a wonderful morning and I thank the Terrace Ladies Group for hosting the event and for making me welcome.

Finally, this week I wish Mrs Julie Quinn, our Dean of Studies, all the best as she takes some well-deserved long service leave.  Mr Mason Hellyer will be the Acting Dean of Studies during this time.

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

This week we wish Mrs Julie Quinn the very best for her long service leave. Mrs Quinn will be in the UK for the rest of the term spending time with her precious granddaughter. We wish her well for this special time. Mr Mason Hellyer will be acting as Dean of Studies for this period. We wish Mr Hellyer the best and thank him for accepting this responsibility. Mr Rob Sweeper will act as Head of the HPE Faculty and Mr Devon Naeser as Coordinator of  Years 7-9 HPE. We welcome Mr Gary Stickley back to the College to teach some classes from which Mr Hellyer, Mr Sweeper and Mr Naeser have been released to carry out their responsibilities.    


Earlier in the year, I explained to the community that we are using an online software tool to support the professional growth of our teaching and Middle Leadership staff called ‘Educator Impact’. This tool is aligned with the teaching standards articulated by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. There are 45 of our classroom teachers participating in this year-long project and 24 of our Middle Leaders have completed the first phase for the formal appraisal that they undergo each four years. 

Unsurprisingly, but happily, the feedback concerning the professional performance of our middle leaders is very strong. We have completed the Heads of Faculty appraisals for this cycle and I warmly and sincerely congratulate them on the quality of their feedback and their engagement in goal setting and action plans for growth. We look forward to completing the process with our House Deans and Programs Leaders from Years 5 to 10.


Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

With Parent/Teacher interviews taking place across this week and last week, it is most encouraging to witness the support from so many families and the number of students who have valued and intend to use the strategies shared by their teachers.

Being reflective in the learning process is such an important aspect in building improvement, irrespective of the initial bench mark. I have often shared with the boys what I call my “Famous Five” questions that allow them to establish if they have maximised their learning opportunities.

I emphasise that their response to the questions can only be a “yes” or a “no”- a “yes” indicates that the practice is completed regularly/weekly: 

  1. Do you have a study plan - listing time and task - and do you follow it?
  2. Do you do Friday roll call? 
  3. Do you log your hours and reach the minimum suggested for your year level?
  4. Do you use the checklist to complete your revision, commencing this revision in week one?
  5. Do you attend the tutoring offered at school?

While many students do not reach the five out of five score, these are strategies to consider for implementing effective and efficient learning.

Often conversations around the logging of time come into discussions. As commented upon by the boys, it is a somewhat onerous task to continue as a practice. As I remind the boys, measuring their “training" time allows them to consider a result with the amount of effort invested. As a society we have focused on modern technology devices that measure our heart rate, to our sleep patterns, to frequent flyer points, to sustaining a weight loss program.

As noted in a Harvard Business Review -  

“Human beings adjust behaviour based on the metrics they’re held against. Anything you measure will impel a person to optimize his score on that metric. What you measure is what you’ll get.”

Hence, I strongly encourage boys to keep track of the time invested into each of their subjects. When setting a study plan in place, the time and the task need to be documented. Listing what needs to be completed into the given time encourages efficiency of study.

Further advice to boys is around the use of daily study time. Boys should follow the formula: 

H: A: R - homework first, then assignment work, then revision.

Overriding is the rule of “LL”- Laptop use last in any set work.

Finally, our celebration events of academic success, such as our Academic Medal assemblies, allow us to recognise and inspire one another. We should never underestimate the enormous effect that we have in motivating each other daily to give of our best. This was noted by so many of our athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games who stated that their success was a a result of the encouraging, enthusiastic crowd. 

I encourage all boys to keep working hard for the remainder of the term, to set their goals high and to enact practices that will allow these goals to be accomplished.

I shall look forward to witnessing these outcomes upon my return from long service leave at the start of Term 3.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

On Tuesday, we commence Week 4 with Mass to celebrate Blessed Edmund Rice Day.  I often speak with students about the concept of tradition, which is sometimes defined quite simply as honouring the best of the past.  As a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, we owe a great deal to our founder and the hard-working Christian Brothers who have given so much to the school over the decades.  Over more than 140 years, Terrace has become a school that is highly regarded and whose traditions observe the best of the past, whilst always looking to the future.  Most importantly for our young men, their actions continue to build on the traditions of Terrace.  That is why it is important that students uphold the values that have made the College so well regarded for so long.  

This week, I have spoken with students about the need to behave in an exemplary fashion whenever they are representing the College - this may be at school, when travelling, when interacting online, or when at co-curricular activities.  One negative action can overshadow dozens of positive ones, so it is important that our students always think before they act to ensure that their actions enhance their personal reputation and that of the College.  We saw a strong show of support for the Football program at Nudgee College last Saturday and the vast majority of students made good decisions about the way they conducted themselves.  As always, it is important on these days that boys, whether playing or spectating, represent the College in a manner of which we can all be proud.  

As has been previously communicated, students start wearing the winter uniform from next Tuesday, 8 May.  This means that blazers are to be worn to and from school every day and must be worn in the morning until at least the 8.25am bell.  The blazer is an important symbol of our College and I ask all students to wear it every day with pride.  If there are any issues with having a blazer ready to wear, I ask that parents notify the relevant House Dean.  Many thanks in anticipation.

On Monday 14 May, we hold our annual Year 7 Mother/Son evening in the Campbell Centre from 5.30pm.  Relevant families have been notified, but please be in touch if you have not received any communication about this event.  We look forward to a memorable evening.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

150 Years in Australia 

Melbourne, 19 November 1868. Four men stepped off a ship and entered a foreign land without a dollar to their name. Luggage in hand, they were filled with hope, faith, optimism and courage. Their mission had begun. For the next 30 years Christian Brother Br Patrick Ambrose Treacy, patron of our Treacy House community, would lead his followers and open 27 schools for young men across Australia and New Zealand. St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace would be his first school in Queensland. Although Br Treacy pioneered a new mission in Australia, just like you and I, he was carrying on a proud tradition – the tradition of an Edmund Rice education. 

We will gather on Tuesday as a Terrace Family to celebrate Blessed Edmund Rice, the person who made a real difference with providing real hope to young men over 200 years ago, the person who founded the Christian Brothers, the person who inspired the establishment of Catholic schools across the world, the person whose tradition we have carried as a Terrace community for 143 years. 

As we celebrate 150 years of Edmund Rice Education in Australia, we join with 170 000 students and teachers from five other continents, who will also gather in their respective communities to celebrate the life and spirit of our common founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. We are galvanised in celebration with students and teachers of schools in North America, South America, Ireland, England, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, and New Zealand.

With all of this in mind, Tuesday’s Mass will celebrate the past, the present and the future of Edmund Rice education. There will be two important features of this liturgy. Firstly, our College Captain Jacob Montaner will guide us through our celebration by highlighting important features and messages. Secondly, Dr Carroll will lead our prayers of the faithful, focusing on the importance of serving one another with genuine care, dignity and respect. Dr Carroll will acknowledge the times where this has not occurred and lead us with understanding how we need to treat one another now and into the future. 

As a member of the Terrace Family, and as member of a global Edmund Rice family, we are on a journey to wisdom. As we walk humbly serving others with becoming the best that they can be, may we enact the same wisdom that Edmund Rice prayed for, to Live Jesus in our hearts… forever.

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

Whilst students feel like they have just returned from holidays, we are now looking at moving into Week 4 of the term. To help with their organisation and time management, students should have a weekly routine up in their room/study area that outlines what time they have for homework AND revision/assignments each night.  They should also have up all of the due dates for their assessment pieces that will approach sooner than many students anticipate.
Reflection on reports and feedback from staff at interviews should always add to helping students clarify what their goals are this term and importantly, what actions are required to reach these goals.
I read an article in QWeekend magazine regarding Steve Biddulph’s book Raising Boys which sits on my shelf. The byline read:‘It has been 21 years since Steve Biddulph’s book Raising Boys changed attitudes to parenting, but the author says our children need our help and guidance more than ever in this digital age.’

He speaks about the fact that whilst adults may not be experts in some areas that their boys are interested in, they are still in a very strong position to help in a variety of ways and for different circumstances. Setting family rules about where devices are used and for how long can certainly be helpful. ‘Kids can’t do self control, we have to do it for them: so whatever it is….online or gaming…kids need that structure.’

 Our Years 7 and 9 students will participate in NAPLAN testing May 15-17:

  • Tuesday 15 May - Language Conventions, then Writing
  • Wednesday 16 May - Reading
  • Thursday 17 May - Numeracy (students will need their calculator)

On Monday 14 May (the day after Mother's Day) Mr Bill Jennings from Time and Space group will host a Terrace Mother and Son night for Year 7 students in the Campbell Centre at 5.15 for a 5.30pm start, finishing by 7.45pm. This is a chance for students to talk in a structured way about certain topics and for mothers/mother-figures to listen to some other Year 7 students about their journey and thoughts.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

We Will Rock You | Sell-Out

Thank you to the community support for our 2018 production of We Will Rock You. This year 1800 tickets were available, which sold out in record time. This has been our most successful ticket promotion with all tickets allocated by Friday lunchtime. Thank you.

QUT Box Office Waitlist

For those who are still searching for tickets please contact the QUT Box Office as they have created a waitlist in the event that seats become available. This is on a a first in, first served basis. Good luck!

We Will Rock You – On the Couch with Aiden Latter as Brit 

Tell us about yourself…

As a child I was raised in a theatre. My parents were often involved with musicals; whether it was playing in the band, directing or being a member of the ensemble, so musicals and the performing arts are something I have always been exposed to. 
I was often involved in my parents shows as a member of the ensemble and remember the excitement of it all, the thrill of being out on stage. As well as my background in theatre for the last few years at Terrace, I have been taking singing lessons to further develop my vocal performance both for school and external events. Through this I have joined the choir and had the opportunity to sing at the Gallipoli 100th anniversary symphony in Brisbane and Istanbul. 

What do you want us to know about your character?

I have been given the opportunity to play one of the Bohemians. This character is named after the widely known Britney Spears, but is called Brit. He is one of these rebels and is the counterpart of Ozzie Osbourne, referred to as Oz. Brit isn’t very smart but what he lacks in intelligence he makes up for in energy, spunk and Kung Fu moves. 

What has been the biggest challenge for you?

The biggest challenge for me in this musical has been finding the right characterisation for Brit and being able to deliver it with purpose and precision. It has definitely been fun experimenting with different gestures, accents and timings during my time in rehearsal so far.

What are you most excited about for opening night?

As we approach opening night I am getting more and more excited to show off the incredible production we have put together. It is going to be so much fun to get out on stage, especially amongst my peers and friends, both old and new.

What is next for you?

I do hope this is not the last production I am involved in, as this being my last year of school I will not be able to participate in the next musical of 2020. However, theatre is a huge passion of mine and I will be pursuing a future in performance as well as my rugby. 


We have been offered an excellent opportunity by QDU to host the 2018 QDU Case Preparation Workshop on Sunday 29 April from 10am to 1pm. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on how to create an effective case to support your team’s side of the motion. This year, the workshop is free due to funding from the Tony and Peta Scarcella Debating Development Fund and we appreciate the consideration they have given to fund this wonderful workshop for Queensland Debaters.

We would like to have as many students in Years 7 to 12 attend this workshop to help prepare for our final rounds for Years 8 to 12 and to prepare for our first debate in Year 7. Coaches are also invited to attend.

Booking is essential as there is a cap on numbers.


We wish our Mooting team of Laurence Santini, Dominic Thomas and Ben Hofmann well as they attend the preliminary round of the National High School Mooting Competition Tuesday 8 May at Bond University. We look forward to reporting on their results.

Support Group Meetings  

Part of the success of our Cultural activities can be traced to our support groups.  If you would like to be involved, meetings are outlined in the College calendar and on the App.     

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  

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, 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

This weekend, the Red Peppers Pep Band will be performing for the tunnel and half-time show at the GT v BSHS Football game at Tennyson. The group was well received at their debut performance a fortnight ago and we are once again looking forward to a spirited performance from these young musicians.

Congratulations to the Terrace Jazz Orchestra for their performance on College Assembly this week. There will be no College Assembly performances for the next two weeks. 

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 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

  • Red Peppers Pep Band GPS Football: Saturday 5 May arrive 12.30pm, Tennyson Playing Fields. If you are playing Football, please change into your formal school uniform and arrive ASAP once your game is finished.
  • All cast rehearsal WWRY: Monday 7 May
  • Edmund Rice Feast Day Service: Tuesday 8 May 8-9am
  • Musical We Will Rock You: Wednesday 16 - Saturday 17 May, Gardens Point Theatre
  • Red Peppers Pep Band: Saturday 26 May, GPS Football
  • Winter Concert: Wednesday 30 May 6.30pm
  • Norman Clarke Concert: Sunday 3 June, Villanova College
  • Drumline and RCB Band Workshop: 25 June 
  • First Percussion Ensemble BBB Band Workshop: 26 June 
  • Percussion 2, Percussion 3, TJC Band Workshops: 27 June 

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Well done to all the boys on the great games against Nudgee College last weekend in the Tennis and Football fixtures.


The 1st IV again dominated their opposition and came away with a 5-3 victory – congratulations to young Yosua Lumbanradja (Year 9), on his debut for the Terrace 1st IV following injuries to Dom Anderson and Charles Van Balen. The team performed particularly well and solidified their victory the previous week to now stand 2-0 after the first two rounds. 

The Tennis program was very successful and swept through the Nudgee teams to easily win the majority of matches on the day. Thank you to those families and teams that travelled in our supplementary games as well.


The Football program was narrowly pipped by NC, winning 19, with 5 draws and 21 losses to NC. That result and the previous week's results against BBC, are the best set of wins and losses in recent times. Well done to all the boys and for their hard work and commitment to play. The 1st XI came up against a very good side in NC, but were very competitive all match to eventually go down 3-6. This now leaves the team with one win and one loss after two rounds – making this weekend very important.

Both the 1st Football and Tennis are looking for strong results this weekend against BSHS at our home venue on Game Pride Day “You play then you stay”.

Boys who are involved in Football and Tennis are expected to present themselves to support their respective 1st teams this weekend. If you play the sport then demonstrate pride in the College and your sport by staying behind and supporting the flagship team of that activity. Kick off for the Football is 1.15pm on Internationals oval and the Tennis will run from 8am all day – plenty of time to show your support. So far this year, the support of the boys has been first rate – let’s keep it going this week.

Photo Week  

This Saturday will be photo day for all Footballers at Tennyson – keep an eye out for the roster of games and photo schedule via the College App.  Boys are reminded to be on time for photos and in their full Terrace Football playing kit. 

The Weekly Wrap


Round 2

It was a great start for the boys against the strongest team in the competition. After conceding a soft goal, Terrace demonstrated plenty of character to come back and equalise moments later. Keegan Sullivan’s speed down the right got him around his defender and in behind the Nudgee defence. Keogh Lewis’s resultant shot was deflected into the goal. Not long after this, we took the lead with Sullivan’s pace again casing havoc. Jack McInally eventually scored to give us the lead. 

Nudgee are an experienced team and eventually got themselves back into the game. Just before half-time they took the lead. After the break we were unfortunate to concede a soft penalty, which put us two behind. As hard as the boys worked Nudgee were too strong and it wasn’t long before they extended their lead even further. The final score of 6-3 was a bitter pill to swallow, but there was a lot to be learned from the challenge. We will be better for the experience against State High at Tennyson this Saturday.

The 2nds also went down 2-0 in a game that was closer than the score reflected. A missed Terrace penalty kept Nudgee in the match and they went on to win. Michael Pearce was excellent for Terrace and Lewin Turnbull in goal deserves a mention for battling through the game with an injured ankle.

The 11 A and B both fared well with both teams winning their matches, 2-1 and 3-1 respectively. Jaya McLaughlin scored both goals for the As in a fine performance and Nathan Hiller was a rock at the back while Fletcher Watt scored two goals for the Bs. 

A/B Program

It was a hard day for Terrace Football, one we all walked away from with mixed emotions. While many of our A teams did not come away with the results, our coaching staff all shared the opinion that they could see big improvement in areas of our game. Winning is always a great feeling; however with our players pathway to the 1st XI the end goal for some, we got to see the boys under pressure, yet still looking to play the best football that they could. Our B squads had much success and displayed improvement across the board, which is fantastic.

We take pride in the fact that all teams showed great passion and played the game in the right spirit.  Thank you to all parents for your support at Nudgee. We look forward to hosting you this week at Tennyson when we play Brisbane State High.


This week the Terrace Tennis teams play BSHS in matches from Years 7 through to 12 while our Years 5 and 6 are playing BBC as we strive to provide the most competitive matches we possibly can. 

The results from the round against Nudgee College last week were excellent. Across the board, we saw competitive matches played throughout the whole program.  It is nice to win, but this was not the most important outcome of the day. We saw friends compete against each other on court in a respectful manner and the sportsmanship on display was of the highest standard. Winning is nice, but playing in the right manner is most important. 

Well done to the Years 5 and 6 teams as they went through undefeated against Nudgee. Also to the Year 5 boys who played out at Churchie. The 5Ds and 5Es had a very good day out with the scores not quite reflecting how close the matches were and how hard our young Terracians fought in every game against older opposition.

Captain’s Corner

Crafty doubles play and being able to execute under pressure are at the forefront of the Tennis program. Round 2 saw us take on our blue and white rivals. As I watched the different teams at Nudgee, I noticed how much our doubles play has improved since my arrival at Terrace – boys confidently sharking on the net, eye formation for variety and better communication between boys in their respective doubles pairings. The coaching staff should be commended for their efforts and a crucial reminder to players on the program to practise the doubles skills they learn each week. It is critical in winning close GPS ties.

The 1sts continued their winning ways. Congratulations to Yosua Lumbanradja who, on debut, lifted and played with great concentration as he helped his older, more experienced team mates over the line for an important victory against a talented Nudgee 1sts team. Elsewhere a special mention to the 8As who won by a single game against Nudgee after being behind all morning. This result is a reminder of how every game counts when playing in a team situation. Well done to Tom, Charlie, Angus and Harry. Lastly, a huge thank you to our supporters who again inspired our 1sts to victory. Your support is greatly appreciated and will be much needed this weekend as Terrace competes against BSHS. 

George Campbell |Captain of Tennis

1st IV Tennis Report 

With the fantastic result from the previous week it was back to business for the 1st IV Tennis boys this week. All the boys were aware that last week’s result can be nullified at any time with a poor result in the following weeks, and we needed to be on our games straight away. This was made more difficult with the news that we have lost both Dominic Anderson and Charlie Van Balen to injuries.

Yosua Lumbanradja was brought up into the 1st IV team on the back of good performances through the Age and Open Championships, recent tournaments and his strong work ethic in training. 

Xavier Lim once again performed at the highest level with a convincing win over his opponent 6-1,6-0. This was followed up by Bryce Robinson with a hard fought 7-5, 7-5 win at No 1 singles. Yosua was next to finish, going down 6-3, 6-1 in his 1st IV debut. Stephen Stoddart was still on and in a battle. He dropped the first set and came back well in the second. The third set was a real battle but Steve’s resilience came through to see him win in the third set. 

This left us at 3 rubbers to 1 with the 4 doubles matches to follow. Nudgee had pitted their best two players together in the doubles and we knew we were in for a battle. Our boys split the reverse doubles to go up 4-2. We needed one more set to ensure a victory. 
Xavier and Steve played extremely well in their second doubles to take the match 6-0, 6-2 and to take the tie 5-3.  This was a great result for our boys who are raising to the big moments in matches and getting the job done.  We now move forward to the BSHS Round at home this week with the same focus and attention to detail as last week. 

Team of the Week

The 5A, 5B and 5C teams demonstrated their talent and experience against the Nudgee boys, with a dominating performance. Only four games were dropped, and a great attitude was on display both on and off the court. Special mention to the boys in Year 5 who played an internal match. It was a big morning for the internal 5F and 5G teams, with competitive tennis throughout all matches, leading to a result of 16 games all. The boys showed great improvement for their second round and should be proud of their efforts. 

Doubles Pairing of the Week 

Our 10A Doubles 1 pair Matthew Schoutrop and Andre Ferro pulled off the comeback of the season, showing a never-ending determination to fight back from 2-5 down against a very talented team to win a scintillating game 7-5.

Special mention to Logan Rush and Max Keogh of our 4th IV team. These two boys showcase what the Terrace Tennis program is about - unassuming boys who represent the College with honour each week. You can tell that they enjoy playing the game and enjoy playing tennis with each other. 

Play of the Day 

8As - the boys played well and fought hard, with a stand out performance in the singles from Harry Hopkins winning 6-1 and getting the boys the close win with a score of 39 (GT) 38 (NC). A special mention of Xavier Stiles who maintained a high level of sportsmanship in addition to winning all of his matches.

Results Round 2 

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 

• 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 yrs. 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 yrs. 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 Papparlardo

Throughout this year I have constantly been inspired by countless acts of generosity, kindness and selflessness. This week has been no different. After returning from Kairos, which I have to say has been one of my most memorable Terrace experiences to date, I found myself sitting in room 5.8 requiring some last minute Maths B tutoring (I have a history of leaving things to the last minute). Forfeiting their own best intentions to finalise their own assignments, a number of Year 12 boys took the time to sit down with me and make sure I was on the right path to completing my work. This school receives praise for its academic success but over my years at Terrace I have come to learn that success is not what I value the most. There is a culture within this school, enforced by previous cohorts and upheld by current students, of helping your mates – as cliché as it may sound. I would like to take the time to thank Hughston Parle and Dominic Previtera for leading our peer tutoring sessions. The sacrifices you men make for your school and for your peers continues to inspire me and is one of the many reasons I am proud to be a part of this school. 

I myself was not entirely satisfied with my Term 1 results, and I encourage all of those who may be in the same boat to seek inspiration from the men around them and leave nothing in the tank come the June/July holidays.

I hope everyone has had a refreshing break and good first few weeks. Welcome back to Term 2. 

Terrace Ladies Group

Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea

The Years 5-9 Mothers' High Tea held in the beautiful Marquee at Victoria Park last Friday was a wonderful morning. The event was a perfect opportunity to make new friendships and for the new Terrace mums to feel a part of the Terrace Family right from the start. It is the excitement and enthusiasm of the younger grades that reinforces the caring community we value so much. 

Megan Montaner, the mother of our College Captain, Jacob Montaner, was our guest speaker. Megan spoke on behalf of Senior mothers on their experiences so that the mothers of the younger grades can benefit from the collective wisdom of those who have gone before. Megan captivated us with her tips in embracing College life so that we may never lament “if I knew then what I know now”. EMBRACE the Terrace journey was her message. Within the acronym – “EMBRACE” – there are wonderful tips for us all:


Experience: Make the most of the opportunities offered at Terrace – the boys and your family. 
Mateship: Get to know your son’s tribe - the friends he stands shoulder to shoulder with.
Bedroom: Pick your battles – tidying the bedroom isn’t one to sweat over.
Responsibility: Get your son to give back - small chores at home and community support programs at school.
Academic: Have high expectations for your son, maybe not so much in grades, but in application.  
Community: Get involved in Support Groups and volunteer your time – you will gain more than you give.
Everlasting: Your son’s experience at Terrace is everlasting – a wonderful foundation for his life ahead.

EMBRACE could very well become the TLG motto. It has been taken up with great enthusiasm by the ladies who attended on Friday and we are keen to share it with our wider community.  Megan has kindly agreed to let the TLG distribute her speech by email to our data base, so keep a look out for that and be sure to read it. 

Thank you to the businesses who contributed to our fabulous prize pool: The Island Boutique Hotel, Blow Salon, King Street Precinct, Susan Driver, Nat-Sui and The Modern Furniture Store. Victoria Park were very generous to us once again. With so many functions being organised at this venue for Terrace, it almost feels like an extension to our campus. They certainly make us feel that way when we are there. 
Finally, a special thank you to Mrs Renee Pfaender and her team of ladies for all their efforts in bringing the fabulous morning together: Mrs Elizabeth Sheehan, Mrs Kelly Drew, Mrs Anna Stiles, Mrs Suzie O’Shea-Slack and Mrs Rebecca Murphy. Of course, there were more ladies along the way of whom we are also grateful for your help. 

Tennyson Canteen

This weekend we host Brisbane State High for Football at Tennyson. A link will be sent out to families by the Sport Office asking for volunteers to serve at the canteen and the BBQ pit. This week we are asking Years 11 and 12 parents to offer their time. All grades of course are invited to please bring along home bake as many people love to see what’s on offer and it gives our canteen a lovely homely touch.

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). Please refer to the information emailed by the College to Year 12 parents/caregivers for more details.  This information is also available via the College App.  

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 for reconnection 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. The invitation can be found on the College Events page, along with a link for purchasing the $20 ticket (this fee covers the catering costs of the morning tea). 

TLG Organising Committees 

At the Morning Tea on Friday, I was especially excited to meet ladies who are keen to be involved in planning for TLG events in the future. New ideas and skills are always welcome. Electronic communications we have at our disposal these days makes things a little easier to organise than they may have been in the past and there is always a group of people on committees ensuring a fair distribution of work load. If you feel like you’d like to join in, by all means please email me on  and I will keep you in mind for events that are coming up. Many wonderful friendships are made through being involved in the planning of events or helping out where you can. It is a great way to meet other ladies that you may not otherwise come across.

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. 

TLG Date Claimers

Term 2
  • 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

TLG President | Mel Josephson |

The Terrace Family

The Terrace Family is asked to pray for the repose of the soul of:

Mr Leo Joseph POWER - GT, 1952

William Francis CAHILL - GT, 1951 

Ronald Henry YOUNG - GT, 1951 

Please also pray for the souls of those in the Terrace Family whose deaths are unknown to the College.

Terrace Shop

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


  • School jumpers
  • Basketball training singlets and shorts
  • Hoodies
Parents can order through Flexischools


Find all your Terrace Family event details here!

Show Mum your love with a gift that counts - support the TTN Mother's Day Stall! 
Orders open Friday 4 May via College Events.

Details: Buy your gift online from Friday 4 May OR in person Friday 11 May 
Where: 7am Waterford Mother's Day Breakfast for Year 10 or Outside the Campbell Centre @ lunchtime for all other year levels
Cost: Gifts ranging from $5 | Gifts sold out in 2017 so purchase online to avoid disappointment

The Terrace Family are warmly invited to visit this exhibition in the Founders' Room from Tuesday 8 May celebrating the Christian Brothers.

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

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

Date and Time: Tuesday 22 May | 3.30pm - 6pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace | Event opens in room GT125
For further details or enquires, please contact
Paul Ianniello |

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

The Terrace Family and All Friends of Terrace are warmly invited to a day of golf at Victoria Park!
Date and Time: Friday 15 June 2018 | 11.30am -5pm
Where: Victoria Park Golf Course, Victoria Park
Cost: $138 per player (+ booking fees) | Includes golf, lunch and post match food
For further information or enquiries, please contact:
Steven George | | 0411 723 009

Gregory Terrace Golf Day - Book Here

Booking details coming soon!
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

Tickets sold out to this event!
Date and Time: 
Friday 11 May | 7am - 8am       
Where: Novotel Hotel | 200 Creek Street Brisbane  
For further details or enquiries, please contact       
Kate Pearson | | 0411 555 227

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