Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Tonight, we welcome our newest members of the Terrace Family as we host our Year 5 2019 Orientation Evening.   135 young men and their parents will begin their Terrace journey and we will meet the Year 12 class of 2026.  In 2019, both Years 11 and 12 students will undertake the ‘buddy’ role for our Year 5 and Year 7 students.  This is also a very important step in their leadership journey at Terrace and I have every confidence that they will undertake this role with distinction.

On Tuesday a significant step in the building program occurred with the concrete poured on level one.  I thank parents for the consideration they showed in ensuring Rogers Street was safe and secure for the day.  With over 80 cement trucks, three concrete pumps and 550m3 of concrete, it was a significant day that unfolded well.  Thank you for your support.

Next week, our Year 12 students have their QCS tests on Tuesday and Wednesday.  These two days are very important for the students and I know that all in the Terrace Family will keep them in their thoughts and prayers.

The end of the term is rapidly approaching, and the assignment and excursion moratorium comes into effect today.  The idea of this concept is to ensure that the students have adequate time to focus on their exam revision and study.  Exams will commence on Wednesday 12 September, so a major focus on revision and exam preparation is critical.  I encourage parents to support and monitor their sons over the next couple of weeks to ensure that an adequate amount of time is being devoted to study.  A key asset for this revision process is the Checklist.  Every year level has a Checklist document that summarises the work required for each subject.  This would be an excellent discussion to have with your son.

Over recent weeks, Year 11 students Cyril Matthews and James Hurst have been competing in the 2018 Queensland Evatt Trophy Competition, run by United Nations Youth Queensland.  Cyril and James were placed fourth in the finals and will now compete in the national competition later in the year.  Well done Cyril and James. 

Thank you for all the prayers and support the Terrace Family are giving to Conor Tweedy and his family.  Over the coming weeks some new fundraising initiatives for Conor will be advertised through the College’s media.  I encourage you to support wherever you can.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Mr Jamie Burgess has recently tended his resignation from the College. Mr Burgess has taught for many years in the Design Technology and Furnishings areas and has been a member of the Waterford community. Mr Burgess has also been an acting House Dean during his time at Terrace. Over the past several months, he has been working at Hemmant Flexi School, a fellow EREA school on a secondment and he has now secured a continuing role there. We wish Jamie every success in this next part of his professional journey. 

Mr Steve Hohn has been appointed to the position of Acting Dean of Waterford and Mr Dwayne Hoy will replace Mr Hohn as Mahoney House Dean for the first half of Term 4 while Dr Carroll is on leave and a shuffle of roles has been put in place: 

  • Acting College Principal: Mr Chris Ryan 
  • Acting College Dean: Mr Damien Fall 
  • Acting Dean of Students: Mr Damien Cuddihy 
  • Acting Dean of Waterford: Mr Steve Hohn 
  • Acting Dean of Mahoney House: Mr Dwayne Hoy 

Congratulations and thank you to these members of staff for their assistance and support of the College for this time. Mr Gavin Clements, an experienced teacher from the United Kingdom will teach Geography, Business, HPE and RE at Waterford during this five week period to cover for Mr Cuddihy and Mr Hoy who will move to the main campus.

The College is presently recruiting for several roles: Dean of Studies, Terrace Clothing Shop, Program Leader: Year 11 and 12, Years 5 or 6 teacher and internally for Curriculum Coordinators of Years 5 and 6. In the near future, we will advertise externally for a teacher of Design Technology, Construction and Engineering and a decision has been made to add a third Counsellor to our Student Wellbeing team from 2019.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Exam timetables

Exam timetables have been issued to all students. These documents are crucial in planning strategically for a student’s exam revision. I encourage all students to use this document wisely so that they are fully prepared for exams in the final weeks of this term. I remind boys that all learning required for each subject is listed on the Checklist in Moodle. I encourage boys to treat the checklist as an exam and to use pen and paper and answer each of the required learning facts. This strategy has proved to be most successful for many students. Where applicable, revision booklets and sheets have been issued to the boys, which provides another source for targeted revision.

Queensland Core Skills test

Next Tuesday and Wednesday our Senior students will attempt two days of testing across four papers - the Writing Task, Multiple Choice 1 and 2 and the Short Response Item paper. We congratulate our boys on their dedication to their preparation for these exams and their willingness to give their best. We wish them well in these demanding days. A reminder that all Year 12 students need to be at school by 8am. 


We wish our Year 10 students all the very best as they embark upon their Immersion. My thanks also to the many staff who accompany the boys on these most fulfilling experiences and allow these wonderful opportunities to occur. 

Year 8 – Subject Selection 

Many thanks for the support by parents and students at the Year 8 to 9 Subject Selection evening. As always, this support is most appreciated and valued by the College. Just a reminder that boys need to submit their choices with parent signatures electronically by tomorrow.

Year 11- English Extension 2019

Year 11 students who wish to be considered to study the subject of English Extension next year need to submit their application forms to Head of English Mr Marshall by tomorrow.


Below is a reflection from a student when asked an opinion on what it is like being a student at Terrace:

A Terrace Gentleman is motivated by a cause, a purpose. He works hard for his cause and is willing to do everything for his cause, whether it be being the best Rugby player or getting that extra A on their report card. He also places himself in an environment where the people around him want to help him reach his goal. He is willing to work with ‘blood and sweat and tears’ for the result.

We are indeed blessed with the wonderful young men in our community.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, our Year 12 students will sit the four papers that comprise the QCS test.  These two days are of critical importance to the Seniors and are the culmination of an extensive preparation program; the boys will undoubtedly be very happy when it is all over.  As a show of support on both mornings, all other students will be asked to form a spirit tunnel for the boys as they move from their gathering place in College Hall to the Campbell Centre to start the testing.  This is the penultimate year that we will continue the tradition, before we transition to a new Senior assessment system from 2020.

We are committed to providing leadership opportunities for students whenever possible.  One such occasion is tonight's Orientation Evening, when our current Year 10 students will commence their roles as buddies to the 2019 Year 5 students.  With the number of students in Years 5 and 7 increasing in recent years, we have decided to involve a large number of our 2019 Year 11 students as buddies.  We know they will do a great job of assisting our youngest students as they transition to life as a Terracian.  Both parties benefit and grow as a result of the relationship.  Next Thursday evening, our current Year 11 students will have their turn as they meet their Year 7 buddies for next year.  Special thanks to the Year 10 students who are in the middle of exams this week, before they commence Immersion on Monday.  Best wishes as they enter a memorable phase of their year.

Our community has worked together to support Conor Tweedy and his family since his terrible rugby accident this term.  This Friday represents a small but significant opportunity for all students to support Conor, when we hold a ‘Green Day’.  We invite all students to wear casual clothes on the day, including an item of green to represent Conor’s ongoing battle.  As a suggestion, students may wish to wear jeans and a green shirt.  It is essential that all students wear enclosed shoes.  As the intention is to provide financial support for Conor, we ask that all students contribute a minimum of a gold coin, which will be collected during morning Tutor Group.  We look forward to a strong response to a great cause from all students.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

A Dad’s Love

This morning I had the privilege of joining my daughters at their school’s Father’s Day breakfast and liturgy. The school was abuzz with dads and grandads chatting over a coffee and bacon and egg burger – Father’s Day had arrived early! A key moment of this special occasion for the dads gathered was the surprise photo slideshow of each of us with our children. Although the faces in each image were different, they portrayed the same message; the love of a dad is both gentle and strong.

How can a dad’s love for his child be strong and gentle at the same time? For me as a dad, it means when we do things as a dad from the heart, from a true place, we can do gentle things with conviction, with purpose. That purpose being to nurture and care for our children.

Many of the photos displayed at our Father’s Day breakfast featured dads “doing and being”. From hikes to holidays, from mini-golf to sandcastles, from ice creams to ice skating, the whole spectrum of “doing” was evident. Although some might see the role of a dad as “getting to do all the fun stuff”, we are a little more strategic than that! Our need and want to “do” things with our kids is our simple way of auctioning our want to “be” with our kids. This is our simple way of expressing our love for our kids.

My favourite story of this morning was listening to a fellow dad recall his first memory of his dad that made him feel loved. This grown man physically softened as he described the strong and gentle embrace of his dad as they took to the waves of the beach together for the first time.

What’s your fondest memory of your dad, grandfather, father-figure?

While expressing our love for our kids may seem a complex and avoidable thing for a dad, the complete opposite is true. A dad’s love for his child his simple and alive. It’s in those moments of “doing” that we are loving our kids.

A very Happy Father’s Day to all dads, granddads and father-figures of our Terrace Family. I hope the above gives you the permission to get out and about with your kids!

The Good News of Terrace: Our Year 5s on their first Terrace Retreat exploring The Golden Rule 

Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Exam week has been progressing well at Waterford after what has been a fairly fast paced academic term for the cohort. The individual Immersion groups will meet tomorrow afternoon to finalise any details relevant to the Immersions. 

Next Monday, all Year 10 students will commence their Immersion with a retreat day at Waterford, based around the theme of leadership. The final day of Immersion 2018 will be the Presentation Evening at Waterford on Wednesday 19 September. Year 10 students will not be required at school on Thursday 20 September (which is the final day of term for all Terrace students). 

I am looking forward to being away with the Cape York group for much of the Immersion program and all communications, as normal, can be made through Student Services at Waterford Place. The after hours emergency contact number during this period is 0411 157 452. This number will be monitored by Mrs Quinn. I’m looking forward to seeing the boys grow over the next few weeks. 

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

Year 8 students and their parents were invited to attend the Subject Selection information evening last Thursday night. Many students said that they did face a dilemma in having some choice of subjects for the first time in their lives. Each student was sent a link to the subject selection process and entries are due this Friday 31 August. For the first time we have parents signing approval online also. If there are any issues in the process, please email me at and I will work with the Studies office to rectify any situation.

As students approach Week 8 it is a pressure point in the term where homework, assignments/presentations, revision for exams as well as co-curricular activities are happening simultaneously. The conversation that I continue to have with boys is the one where revision misses out. But it is essential to plan ahead and to include revision as part of the nightly routine as well as finding a chunk of time on weekends that may be harder to find during the week.
A variety of revision methods need to be used to effectively recall and use this information. Neural pathways can be strengthened by all of the techniques boys cover in Formation such as writing notes, working out practice questions, completing end of chapter review questions, explaining concepts in their own words, mind maps, flow charts, flashcards, diagrams, Roll Call (weekly review) and time based learning (setting a certain number of revision questions in a certain amount of time, which is specific to exams).
Friday Roll Call continues to be offered to Year 9s every Friday morning from 7.50am in room 5.4.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

GPS Chess 

Our GPS Chess students are having a well deserved 'bye' round this week.  Congratulations to our Premiers who have chalked up another 4-0 win against TSS.

Debating – QDU 

Last night two of our teams debated in the Queensland Debating Union Grand Final at Somerville House.  From a field of over 200 teams, our Year 9 team came out as overall year level victors. Congratulations to the following young men, Terrace is very proud of your success.

  • Luke Ames
  • Ben Chatwood
  • Hayden Greer
  • Riley Mills

Our Year 11 team were placed second, which is also a fantastic achievement from such an outstanding field. Congratulations to:

  • Aidan Kelly
  • Angus White
  • Fionan Dunne
  • Vadim Frolov

Overall, Terrace placed third in the entire QDU competition!  QDU also gave special mention to our Debating Coordinator, Mr Andrew Stormonth and Terrace for their assistance with the hosting of many rounds over the past eight months.
This ends our senior QDU involvement.  On behalf of our parents and students, I would like to thank all of our coaches who give their time and knowledge to our young men.


This week saw more finals for Terrace Culture.  This time – semi finals of the Youth Theatresports competition.  On Tuesday night, our Senior 1 team: Luke Allen, Aidan Kelly, Max Schroder, Guy Stephen, Christopher Thorpe and Tom Woodrow competed, but did not make the finals.  

Best of luck to our Senior 2 team: Cameron Ball, Jack Kelly, Sam Patane, Finley Prentis, Alex Rice and Tom Waldie who compete tonight at St Patrick’s.

Public Speaking

Over the last three weekends, two of our Year 11 students, Cyril Mathews and James Hurst, were one of 120 teams competing in the 2018 Queensland Evatt Trophy Competition run by UN Youth Queensland. After moving through the preliminary and semi final rounds, last Saturday saw them competing all day in the State Grand Final held at Parliament House.

The top five teams of the Grand Final received an invitation to represent their school and Queensland at the National Finals to be held in Hobart from 3-9 December. James and Cyril were placed 4th, which means they will compete in these National Finals at the end of the year.

Three individual awards were also presented at the end of the competition with James receiving the ‘Best Speaker Award’.  Congratulations to these young men.

Support Group Meetings  

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

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 4 September, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre
Debating Support Group – Tuesday 4 September, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room

Staying in touch  

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we would suggest you download the Terrace App and follow us on Twitter (@GTCulture) and Instagram (terrace_gtculture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.

GT vs AHS Challenge Debate

The Terrace Family is invited to attend the first ever Terrace vs All Hallows' Challenge Debate 6pm Thursday 30 August in the All Hallows’ Concert Hall.  The winning school will take home $1500 for the social justice initiative of their choice thanks to MurphySchmidt and the Youth Advocacy Centre.  A gold coin entry to see a great debate about current news and events – all support welcome.

Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

This afternoon the Red Concert Band and the Callan Red String Ensemble will be performing on the Treacy House verandah for the Year 5 Orientation. In addition, the Terrace Youth Choir will be singing in the Chapel.

Next Thursday the Black Concert Band, Callan Black String Ensemble and Vocal Soloists will be performing for the Year 7 Orientation.

Co-curricular Music 2019

Each year as the Music Department approaches Term 4, we look forward to forecasting numbers for our ensembles for the following year. As part of this process, we look at our Year 6 musicians to see who would like to continue. Following on from the success of the Year 6 band and orchestras at the recent QCMF, it is a good time to speak with your sons about continuing on with Music beyond the classroom and into the co-curricular program.

Research shows that musical and artistic achievement go together with academic success in all stages of students’ schooling. A strong Music and Arts program also enhances a school’s community profile.  Music and the Arts are not seen as an end in themselves, but as something that will add significantly to the quality of life both at school and the years beyond.

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of ensembles and activities to experience the joy of music-making and to stimulate their interest in Music and the Arts.  With over 28 ensembles, in every conceivable configuration, and instrumental teaching staff who are amongst the best in their field, your son will be well placed to succeed and enjoy music-making through his school life and beyond.

Enrolment in lessons is easy. Please find a link to the JotForm

For those who already enrolled for lessons, there is no need to re-enrol, as lessons are rolled over automatically into successive years.

Young Conservatorium 

Applications for the 2019 Young Conservatorium programs have now opened. All applications must be submitted online through their website, to browse through on what is on offer, plus enrolment information, please click here.

Holiday workshops

Talkin’ Jazz will be holding a performance workshop, for interested students, at the Brisbane Jazz Club during the September school holidays. This is always an exciting opportunity for those who have a strong grasp of their instrument and are interested in learning more about jazz. More information can be found by clicking here.

Discontinuation of lessons

To discontinue lessons, please email at least two full weeks prior to the end of term - Thursday 6 September. Notification after this time will incur a full term’s fee for the following term.

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 3 Events

  • Year 5 Orientation 30 August 3-7pm
  • Year 7 Orientation 6 September 3-7pm
  • Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v IGS, Saturday 8 September 1-3.05pm, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • AMEB Brass Clinic 24 September

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Last Saturday the Terrace community travelled to The Southport School for the Round 6 fixtures of Rugby and Basketball. Both programs were successful in winning the majority of their matches against the boys from the coast. 


Rugby won 12 games and lost 11 games. It was a fairly tight day across the board and the Terrace boys finished on top in the end. The win/loss ratio tells one story, but I need to draw attention to the performances of the Open Rugby teams on the main oval. I thought their performances were, in every team, simply magnificent. Up against what seemed to me to be simply bigger and more mobile players, the Terrace boys played as well as they have all season and played tremendous competitive rugby. From the 5ths who secured a great draw through the 4ths, 3rds and 2nds who battled strongly, all the boys should be very proud of their commitment and effort on the day. 

The program has now won five of the six days across all the fixtures against their opposition. Congratulations to all the boys – Rugby, like Basketball, is not just about the 1st flagship team.  Rather it is about all the teams that represent the College on the day. 

The 1st XV were up against the red-hot favourites and they knew their opposition would score a lot of points, just as they have all season. The Terrace boys knew they had to score regularly and frequently. In the end they went down by 15 points, conceding 60 points in the game, but with the encouragement and sheer joy of their teammates and supporters on the sidelines, they scored 45 points – their own personal highest score of the year and the most conceded by their highly fancied opponents. It was great to see them throw the ball around and run hard and fast at their opposition. The score board shows a loss, but they should be very proud.

This weekend is the 'bye' round for Rugby and there are only ten teams playing the traditional fixture against Downlands College. All other teams will have the weekend off – enjoy. Due to the Year 10 Immersion program a few teams have now retired for the year – thank you to those boys for their efforts this year.  


Terrace were close winners of the program with 14 victories to 12 defeats. Upon analysis of the day it should be noted that of the defeats of the boys in the Red and Black, eight came in the younger year levels of 5, 6 and 7.  That now makes it four rounds from six that Terrace Basketball has won the majority of games played on the day.

As noted in the Basketball “Tip Off” newsletter via the College App – the focus for these younger boys is development, with the eagerness of the boys to learn and develop their skills impressing the coaching staff. These early year levels are introductions and it is imperative to get the basics right.  It was a good day for this very large program and all credit to the boys for their continual improving performances throughout the season. 

Basketball is an activity where the boys and the community are spread far and wide on Saturday, and regularly across the season they are at five or six venues, and in a time frame where over an hour at any one place there are only two or four teams engaged. It is hard to generate a club mentality and ownership of the program when the boys are spread so far apart.

The 1st V were in the game all day and competed strongly for every point, but some simple mistakes cost them dearly. The team continues to build on culture and expectations within the group. The team plays by the motto “trust the process” – based upon hard work, tireless effort and intensity at training and in game time. With these qualities as central to the game plan, “trusting the process” becomes easier when the boys are asked to perform under pressure in the game. 

This weekend the Basketball program takes a full 'bye' and will reignite for the IGS home round on the weekend of 8 September.

The Weekly Wrap

Round 6 Rugby results

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Dearlove

The media foolishly missed the big news of the week just gone. The journalists were looking the wrong way when the ‘BIG’ story broke.

I accept that the demise of our Prime Minister has significance to our nation,  and Donald Trump’s trade war with China is certainly something, (especially if you are a student in Mr McDermott’s Economics class - which I am). Jonathan Thurston's last home game for the Cowboys was certainly newsworthy for sports lovers…but in the world of Gregory Terrace it was Dr Carroll who broke the news that made us all stand to attention.

Mrs Julie Quinn is finishing her time at GT. This year at GT will be her last. To the boys of Terrace Mrs Quinn is bigger than the Prime Minister, the leader of the free world and JT combined. She has become an inspiration to our school community. 

Over the last 23 years Mrs Quinn has devoted her working life and much of her personal time to the men who have passed through Terrace. For that we thank her. From the Rhodes Scholars to the OP successes, to the workers, volunteers she so readily encourages - we thank her. For constantly raising the bar for all of us and for garnering the support and dedication of our wonderful teaching staff we thank her. 

Mrs Quinn has helped me and my two older brothers Matthew (2014) and Jonathan (2016). My brothers fondly referred to her as an ‘academic goddess’.  Any problems with your studies, having any struggles with your marks, see Mrs Quinn, let her work her magic and suddenly things take a turn for the better. It is true.

Congratulations Mrs Quinn on all you have achieved here at Terrace and for all the lives you have positively influenced over the past two decades.

To my fellow seniors,

Together this year, we have pushed through thick and thin, and next week is no different. When I sit in that chair next Tuesday and Wednesday for QCS I am going to give 100% for each and every one of you, and I know that you will do the same. We got 1000 boys to Terrace vs Nudgee, we flooded Ross Oval in the soccer, we had hundreds at the Head of River to experience the Wyaralong dream, and next week, we will smash QCS. Let’s get focused, let’s stand Shoulder to Shoulder and work hard for each other, and let’s send Mrs Quinn out with a great result; a result she deserves for her endless hard work. 

Good luck boys, see you there. 

Terrace Ladies Group

Terralicious ‘18

Final planning is underway for our wonderful Terralicious ’18 which is on Friday next week. There are a few seats available, so it is not too late to come along if you haven’t organised to as yet, or would like to bring along someone from outside the College community (e.g. sister, mother, friend).

This year by buying a Terralicious ticket you have automatically been entered into the inaugural Black Raffle draw for a Hyundai Accent Sport 1.6L Petrol 5 door hatch, valued at more than $17 000, with all on-road costs being covered – making it a value of around $19 000. 

We are also offering a Red Raffle with the premier prize being a $7500 South Sea Island Pearl Necklace, courtesy of the very generous McKinney's Jewellers. We are most grateful to both our major sponsors for their ongoing support of Terrace functions and fundraising efforts. 

There are a host of other gorgeous prizes to also win:

  • 3 litre Magnum of Veuve
  • Silk pillow slips, a Merlo coffee hamper and a bottle of Veuve
  • $500 worth of vouchers to Universal Store
  • Marimekko hamper – 4 towels and a tote bag
  • A Lipstick Time pack
  • A pair of Run Louder exercise pants
  • Ruby Ya Ya fashion item
  • A One Wybelenna custom facial
  • A Hoppy’s car wash
  • A travel voucher from Noller and Turner Travel
  • Floral bouquet voucher from St Lucia House of Flowers
  • An active wear voucher from Jordi Active
  • Dinner for a family of four at the Lord Alfred Hotel
  • Statement earrings from Jilly Marsden
  • King Street Bowen Hills voucher to restaurants
  • Blackbird Hair and Wares haircut and gift pack
  • A French white Patricia Pepe tote bag valued at $440

As you can see, there are some amazing prizes on offer, plus a few more in the pipeline.

All tickets for the raffles can be bought online for $26 ($1 booking fee) or on the day of the function for $25. If you can’t attend the function but would still like to have a chance in the draw, or simply want to purchase additional tickets to increase your winning chances, you can still buy tickets using this link on the College website. Funds raised from the Terralicious event will go towards the care and rehabilitation of Conor Tweedy and also to create a more comfortable sick bay for our boys in an improved Wellbeing Centre.

Those of us at the last Terralicious afterparty at Cloudland would agree that it was integral to the enjoyment of the overall day. We are set for another fun afterparty at Cloudland again this year as per the below:

  • free bus travel (what a hoot this is) from City Hall to Cloudland
  • an exclusive VIP area for Terralicious guests until 8pm
  • DJ from 3.30 until 8pm playing tunes that will make it hard to resist dancing
  • two delicious cocktails especially for our event (aptly named Dr Carroll’s Cure and OP1)
  • French champagne offered at a special price of $65
  • scrumptious bar snacks available for purchase

For more information please contact Mrs Jo Evans on or myself on

The Terralicious ’18 Committee and the TLG are excited to be hosting Terralicious again this year and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

Tennyson canteen

This weekend we have 'bye' round of rugby matches against our Downlands visitors. Please sign up to assist us in the Canteen and BBQ pit as we will be still offering a good selection even though there are only a few teams playing.

Care and concern

We continue to keep Conor and the Tweedy family in our thoughts and all look for some way we can help. With the meal roster being full until October, we can still contribute towards the fund that has been set up to assist in his rehabilitation and care . Thank you to Dr Carroll for his updates on Conor’s progress, and to the Tweedy’s for their twitter updates. It is truly heart warming to see our caring community rally together and support this wonderful family at this time.

History of the Terrace Ladies Group

The TLG are compiling a list of past TLG Executive members with a view to keeping a record of this in the College’s archives. We would like to acknowledge the contributions these women have made over the years. There is no official record, but we would like to get this going. If you can assist in providing names of friends or family members who have been part of the TLG in the past, please email Mrs Leisa Low on We have the past 10 years sorted back to 2008, but before then there are many gaps in our timeline.

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 3

Week 7 – Thursday 30 August: Year 5 Orientation Evening, current Year 5 parents to assist

Week 8 – Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September: QCS Test Day lunch, Year 12 Coordinators to arrange

Week 8 – Thursday 6 September: Year 7 Orientation Evening, current Year 7 parents to assist

Week 8 – Friday 7 September - Terralicious Fashion Parade, City Hall

Week 10 – Monday 17 September- TLG Meeting, 7.30am Founders’ Room

Contact | TLG | President | Mel Josephson 

The Terrace Family

We pray for Conor Tweedy and his family who are going through this challenging time.

We pray for the families of the following members of our Terrace Family who have gone to their eternal rest:

Mr Walter James CUTLER - GT 1956

Mr Anthony Patrick JACKMAN – GT, 1952-55

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

Terrace Shop

Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am to 3.45pm during term time (closed for lunch from noon to 12.35pm). Online orders via Flexischools can be collected during these times by students or parents. See current specials below.

GTOBA tie | $55

GTOBA heritage Rugby jerseys (2XL, 3XL) | $70

Terrace/Nudgee Rugby caps | $25 (cash only)


Find all your Term 3 Terrace Family event details here...

Save the date - booking details to follow!
Date and Time: Sunday 16 September | 12pm - 3pm
Where: Terrace Staff Car park & The Campbell Centre
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Angela Papacostas | | 0411 749 044

Date and Time: Thursday 20 September | 6.30pm
Where: Wests Rugby Club, 65 Sylvan Road Toowong
Cost: Adults $67 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal & drink on arrival
Students $31 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal & soft drinks
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Friday 14 September
For further details or enquiries, please contact:
Helen Kirk | | 0402 163 000

Opens' Rugby Celebration | Book Here

All North American based Terrace Old Boys are warmly invited to attend this special network in the USA!
Details: Sunday 30 September | 12pm - 3pm | The Waterbar Restaurant, San Francisco
Saturday 6 October | 5pm - 9pm | The Australian Hotel, New York
RSVP: Please RSVP your interest to attend to Lea Walker-Franks |


Save the Date!
Date and Time: Friday 9 November | 10am - 11.30am
Where: College Hall, Gregory Terrace
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Erin Bowpitt | | 3214 5422

Only 250 tickets will be sold!
Prize: Hyundai i30 Go RRP $20,990
Cost: $100 a ticket | Purchase from the Finance Office in person or by phoning 3214 5455
Drawn: Friday 16 November | Last day of school for Year 12s

Date and Time: 20, 26 & 28 November | 4pm - 5.30pm | Victoria Park & 2 December | 8am - 12.00pm | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $70 (+ booking fees) | Includes training sessions 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 9 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Tom O'Malley |

Yr 5 2019 Cricket Orientation | Book Here

Date and Time: 22, 27 & 29 November | 4pm - 5.30pm | Victoria Park & 2 December | 8am - 12.00pm | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $70 (+ booking fees) | Includes training sessions 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 9 November
For further details or enquiries, please contact 
Tom O'Malley |

Yr 7 2019 Cricket Orientation | Book Here

Date and Time: Tuesday 4 December & Wednesday 5 December | 4 sessions to choose from - 8am - 10am; 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm or 3pm - 5pm
Where: Victoria Park, Gilchrist Ave Herston
Cost: $175 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 hours coaching with world leading power hitting and fast bowling experts AND a force train better weighted cricket bat, valued at $200
For further information or enquires, please contact
Blair Copelin | | 0411 042 768

Cricket Masterclass | Book Here

The cookbook every Terrace Family should own a copy of is available for sale at the Terrace Shop. 
This hard cover, full colour cookbook is full of beautiful historical photographs from Terrace's rich history, as well as great family favourite recipes. This is the cookbook you will use time and time again.
Details: For sale now at the Terrace Shop
Cost: $55 
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Leisa Low |

The Terrace Family are warmly invited to visit this exhibition in the Founders' Room celebrating the life of the Christian Brothers.

Exhibition closes 21 September.

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your Term 3 year level details here...

Year 12 QCS Lunch Donations

We are seeking cash donations and assistance to provide and serve lunch to the boys on QCS days.    
Details: Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 September  
Where: Campbell Centre, Gregory Terrace   Cost: $30 (+ booking fees) to donate towards providing lunch for the Seniors   RSVP: Please use the links below to donate money towards providing lunch, or sign on to volunteer on the day.  
For further details or enquiries, please contact  
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Cash Donation | Link HereVolunteer | Link Here