Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll
Dear Members of the Terrace Family,
I offer my congratulations to all those involved in the preparation and hosting of the Celebration of Excellence evening. It was a spectacular night and was an excellent reflection of the diverse talents and expertise that exists within the Terrace Family. It was very much a team effort and I thank and congratulate all those young men who received prizes on the evening. Well done.
Our Year 12 students have entered another phase of their journey. Their House Breakfast and final classes were held on Tuesday and now they are into their final set of exams at Terrace. The journey culminates next Friday with the Farewell Assembly, Graduation Mass and Graduation Dinner. I will say more about our Year 12 students in next week’s edition of the Terrace News. However, I do wish to congratulate them and look forward to sharing their final days with them.
Last Saturday, the final GPS event for 2019 took place with the GPS Track and Field Championships. I congratulate our athletes and coaches for their hard work throughout the season. It is a high-quality competition and I am proud of the efforts of our athletes. They finished eighth and are looking forward to bettering that in 2020. There were 26 personal bests achieved by our athletes on the weekend. Although a busy time of the year, I have to say that I was disappointed with our supporter numbers on Saturday. It is something that we need to address moving forward.
Competing at state or national level in any competition is an impressive feat, and last weekend a group of Terrace Gentlemen took part in the First Technology Challenge (FTC) State Final. This competition is a mix of engineering, programming, mathematics and science, and involves the construction and use of robots. The boys overcame a major early hurdle before finishing in second place overall. Congratulations to Chris Good, Patrick Gleeson, Matthew Cho, Jacob Lawrence, Paul Clarke and Eden Chan. They have now qualified to compete at national level. I would also like to congratulate and thank their dedicated mentor, Mr Peter Whitehouse, for his efforts in getting them to this point. It is an outstanding achievement.
Over the last few weeks, a large number of interviews for staff for 2020 have been occurring. A number of these are CLT and Middle Leader roles, as well as teaching roles for 2020. Below I have included the appointments thus far, including CLT appointments for 2020. Some of these have previously been announced but I hope that this summary gives an overview of the staffing appointments for 2020.
There are some other staff appointments covering leave contracts during 2020 that will be finalised over the coming weeks. The staff are a critical part of the Terrace Family, so I welcome and congratulate these staff on their appointments.
This week, we have announced the House Leaders for 2020. I congratulate each of these students and wish them well for their leadership journey next year:
Finally this week, I again remind parents that the exams are less than two weeks away. Supporting, encouraging and monitoring your son’s homework and revision time is an important way of supporting him over the coming few weeks.
Have a great week.
Dr Michael Carroll
Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan
Dr Carroll shared the news at Celebration of Excellence that Mrs Marie Allen will conclude her time at Terrace at the end of 2020. Mrs Allen has been a long standing, calm, steady, kind and caring presence in the College Administration supporting three Principals in Dr Brendan McManus, Mr Peter Chapman and Dr Michael Carroll. We wish her continued health and happiness and thank her for her outstanding service to the College.
We also farewell Mrs Carol Stephens at the conclusion of this year. Mrs Stephens has worked as a member of the Waterford Administration team, Finance team and most recently within the Foundation team. We thank her for her strong contribution to the life of the College in each of these roles and wish her well in her new position at Brisbane Boys College.
The College continues the current recruitment and staffing process for 2020.
Congratulations to Mr Anthony Baruksopulo on his appointment as Buckley House Dean and Ms Jane Williams on her appointment as Acting Treacy House Dean for 2020. We look forward to their contributions in these key roles.
I am pleased to welcome the following teachers to the Terrace Family in 2020:
- Mrs Danielle Galpin and Mr Andy Gian will join the Maths Faculty.
- Mr Simon Hamilton will join the Engineering and Design Technology team.
- Mr Craig Tonkies will join the Economics and Business team.
- Mr Cameron Young will join the Human Movements Faculty.
- Mr Matthew Crameri will join the Science Faculty.
The staffing process continues with some teaching and non-teaching positions for 2020 still to be finalised.
Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer
An important aspect of any successful organisation is being able to celebrate success and recognise individual excellence. On Monday night, as a learning community, we were able to celebrate and recognise the academic excellence of our student body. I congratulate every student who was awarded an academic honour on Monday night. Attaining an academic excellence award, a first in subject or most improved award takes hard work and dedication. I believe, most importantly, by very publicly recognising academic success and improvement, we send a strong message to our students that at Terrace, academic success is valued. This recognition of the core value of learning and striving to be the best you can be, is one of the drivers of Terrace’s academic culture. Congratulations to all award winners and also all who performed, organised and took part in a wonderful evening.
Our Year 12 students have commenced their final exam block. As well as the academic challenge this exam block will bring, there is the additional challenge of maintaining focus. I encourage all Year 12 students to narrow their focus to each exam. The final exam will arrive, that is certain. However, the important study and preparation that occurs now will contribute hugely to each individual’s academic success. There are a number of key dates for Year 12 students coming up. Firstly, individual QCS results will be available from Student Connect on 13 November. Students will need their LUI number to access the site. If a student has forgotten his LUI number, please contact Mrs Watson in the Studies Office. Secondly, QCAA will release OP results and senior statements on Saturday 14 December, again via the student connect site.
The new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system, for which our Year 11 cohort have commenced their summative work this term, has mandated new academic assessment policy guidelines. These guidelines can be found on the QCAA website. As such, the College Academic Policy has been updated to reflect the QCAA guidelines. The College Policy, which comes into effect for Year 11 students in 2019 and then Years 10-12 in 2020, can be found in the Year 11-12 section of Parent Lounge. Year 11 students have been made aware of this policy, and the key aspects regarding non-submission and plagiarism, since Term 2 this year. If you have any questions regarding aspects of the policy, please contact me at the College.
Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy
This week our Year 12 students reached another milestone in their final Celebration of Excellence Evening and the last day of normal classes on Tuesday. The day commenced with the annual House Breakfast and concluded with a reflective session facilitated by their House Deans. The little buddies also had an opportunity to formally say farewell during the final House assembly and throughout the day. In walking around the various assemblies, it was heartening to see the obvious strong sense of connection the boys have within their Houses. Nurturing this sense of connection is central to the effectiveness of any successful pastoral system. I thank the Seniors of each house for their contributions to this process throughout the year. We wish them well in their exams over the next week, culminating with the final College Assembly and Valedictory Dinner next Friday.
Whilst our Seniors are in a significant period of transition, so are many other year levels at the College. Our Year 6 students are moving into high school, Year 9 into Waterford, Year 10 into a new QCE system and the Year 11 cohort will be wearing a white shirt in 2020. It can be tempting to start thinking about the journey ahead but the boys need to keep firmly in the present for the time being. Finalising assignments and preparing for the upcoming exam period is the priority. Our message to the students is clear -business as usual for the rest of the year. High standards of personal grooming and uniform must be maintained until the final day of school. I look forward to watching our young men finish the year with conviction.
It was great to see Mahoney House gather for their annual Birthday Party on Sunday. It is always a real sense of occasion for the boys in the House and our thanks to the Seniors for the way in which they buy in to the day.
On occasions, I am questioned by parents on the topic of drugs and alcohol use by teenagers. Boys in older years will often use the excuse that “everyone else is doing it…”. This is far from the truth. The longer you can delay the use of alcohol by your son the better. It is concerning to hear about situations that our students find themselves in when they have been under the influence of alcohol. Research indicates that the frontal lobe of young adolescents is not developed enough to absorb these substances. The world is full of good young men who are suffering the consequences of making poor choices. Our students are not immune to this. We all know parenting is a hard job but having the ability to say “no” when it is in their best interest is of great importance and pays dividends in the long run.
Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer
A year celebrated
This year, Terrace Gentlemen have been continuing their connection to the four Touchstones of Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity. Across retreats, camps and formation days, this connection has been visualised in the form of coloured sands. Individually, they are representative of the person – their gifts, their strengths, their weaknesses, their hopes and their challenges. When poured together, we are representative of Ubuntu – I am, because we are.
Our Years 5 and 7 students have come to understand that they are a part of the Terrace Family because we are a place of welcome. They have learned about being called to action and why it is important to be in service to others. Shalom – we welcome and share a vision of peace and solidarity with each member of the Terrace Family. We serve another so that one may be liberated. "If anyone wants to be first, [they] must be the very last, and the servant of all."
We are a community of hope. Hope for the individual and the family. Hope through a creation of a future based on the common values we share – knowledge, humility and wisdom. From the guidance of the Emmaus people in our life, we hear the call to be that person in someone else’s life. We are called – to act justly.
We are a community who serves for the common good. In the words of St Francis – ‘For it is in giving, that we receive’. We are called to be in service to each other to drive change. The common good is often assumed and so we challenge ourselves to not just ‘talk the talk', but to do in voice and action. We are called – to love tenderly.
We are a community because we walk in solidarity with each other. We listen, we share, we hear, we do. Solidarity is about coming together for a common purpose and, as a family, we are called to come together for many reasons – our studies, sport, culture, Houses, Friendship Groups, our community. May we know that we are never alone in our journey. We are called – to walk humbly with our God.
We have walked together this year with the aim to be All In – to be committed to each other through many aspects that make up our dynamic community. Whether it has been on the sporting fields, with our Houses, Immersions or classes, we have pushed ourselves to try, to do more. And as we start our day with prayer, we finish each school day with our College Prayer – a call to be AllIn. To make our hearts so human. To allow others to feel at home with us. May we know that for every ending, it is the beginning of the next step of our journey.
Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble
The 2019 Waterford cohort is finishing the year exceptionally well and should be congratulated on what has been an excellent year across a multitude of areas. As I write this article the current Year 12 cohort are in their final day of classes as their Terrace journey comes to a close. The young men of Waterford are well prepared to return to the main campus as ‘big buddies’ and play their support role to the next cohort of Senior leaders.
It can be difficult to identify growth when you are walking with your son on a day to day basis. The Waterford teachers are witness to a great deal of change in the outlook of our young men after a year spent at Waterford. I am currently preparing for the 2020 Waterford intake and through this process I am reminded of the level of social and emotional growth that occurs from the end of Year 9 to the start of Year 11. I hope you see some of this growth at home.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following boys for achieving special awards for their involvement at Waterford this year.
- Dux of Year 10 - Jake Laherty
- Yr 10 Leadership Prize - Eden Chan
- Yr 10 Character, Service, Study and Co-curricular Prize - Luke Ames
- Junior Sportsman of the Year - Mitchell Bodimeade
Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking
The completion of each year brings the opportunity to not only plan for the next year but to also reflect on the year that was. Today, we took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our Senior Music students who have given us so much enjoyment over their years at Terrace. As is tradition, we give each student a gift. After researching through the archives, we believe that close to 1700 students have participated in the Terrace Music program in the past 144 years. For many years, Terrace only had one or two ensembles and maybe one choir. In 2019, we have 37 choirs and ensembles. Each student received a numbered gift – adding them to our Terrace Music roll call. On behalf of the Terrace staff and students as well as the Terrace Family who have enjoyed your music – thank you.
The musical success of Monday night's Celebration of Excellence comes down to the dedication from both our Music staff and students. We have had some wonderfully positive feedback and I would like to thank those who have taken the time to contact us.
Further to last weeks notice, we believe another student has been successful in securing a part in the upcoming State of Origin: The Musical. Congratulations to Year 11 student Luke Evans.
Support Group Meetings: Please note the change of venues
Tuesday 19 November, Terrace Performing Arts – 5.30pm in the Francis Rush Room, Mt Sion.
Tuesday 19 November, Debating Support Group – 5.30pm in the Mary Rice Room, Mt Sion.
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. If you have any photographs or video that you would like to share, please tag us.
Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine
On Monday the College came together to celebrate the achievements of our students over the course of the year. The Celebration of Excellence brings together our finest choristers, musicians and soloists, providing us the opportunity to showcase to our community all that is amazing in Music at Terrace. The performances were integrated with lighting, first class graphics and videos, providing our music makers with a professional setting in which to shine. Congratulations to Scott Moran, Robert Harris, Luke Evans, Ben Strange, Sam Innes, George Lum, Liam Keates-Ryley, Paul Clarke and Jack Gardiner for their fine performances.
The Celebration of Excellence was the final performance for our Year 12 musicians. On behalf of Music at Terrace, I would like to sincerely thank them for their contribution over many years. In particular, a huge thank you to our outgoing Music Captain Jack Gardiner and Music Vice Captain Clancy Gundrum.
In these final closing weeks, we will be reaching out to families with information regarding next year’s music camp. Along with the invitations to join new ensembles, I ask that you respond promptly to these messages, as they help us enormously in the logistics of running events such as these.
Events - Term 4
- Saturday 30 November – Sunday 1 December - SHEP Primary
- Wednesday 13 November - Spring Concert
- Friday 15 November - Valedictory Mass
Events - Term 1 2020
- 20-24 January - Music Camp
Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Woodrow
Once upon a time, Nick Fidler, the 2014 College Captain, gave his final address to the College. And about halfway through it, he began to cry. Tears streamed down his face as he choked on the words of his final speech. And I remember sitting there and laughing.
I could not comprehend why Nick would cry on his last day. Why anyone would be upset to graduate. I was in Year 7 and at that time, the red and black were just colours to me. This place was just somewhere I had to go every day because that’s what my parents wanted. Essentially, I thought Terrace was just a school. Yet, this could not be further from the truth.
As the years went on, my love for this school grew, and I came to realise that there is a reason why Nick Fidler cried. There is a reason why Old Boys continue to come back. And there is a reason why the Seniors of 2019 will be devastated to leave on graduation day. Because Terrace really isn’t just a school. The lyrics of that song we sung at the start of the year still hold true; it is our home. And the people here form our family.
Yet, it is not just the people here who make this place so incredible. For me, I have always found that the best part about this school is the opportunities that it so readily provides. Opportunities which allow us to become the people that we truly want to be. At Terrace, no masks are needed. No fake lives have to be lived. And no lies have to be told because who you are will be supported and encouraged regardless.
So, before I leave, I would like to offer some advice to the fine young men who will continue upholding Terrace’s great legacy. For some of you, there are still seven years left here, but for others there may only be one. Don’t take a second here for granted because, trust me, it will all be over before you know it. Make sure you try everything, don’t just do what your friends are doing. Be unique. And if that means signing up for Theatresports, do it. If it means having a conversation with someone you don’t know, do it. And if it means playing rugby even if you are just as skinny as I am, do it. Because it is these things which you will remember and it is these things which will shape your Terrace journey.
It is a surreal feeling knowing that this will be my final Captains’ Corner and in just a few more days, the Seniors of 2019 will be graduating because it genuinely feels like just the other day that we, all young and nervous, were introduced to each other in College Hall. Yet, the reality is that it was eight years ago and although I cannot go back and relive my brilliant journey at Terrace, I am left with hundreds of memories and friends.
I will forever be grateful for this wonderful College. The people that you meet here are some of the kindest and most caring people that this world has to offer. So, in saying this I would like to especially thank a few different people who I will forever be grateful for.
Firstly, to my mum and dad, thank you for making the decision to send me to this great school and supporting me over these past eight years during both the good times and the bad. To my best mates, thank you for the laughs and the tears, each of you have provided me with an exceptional role model who I can model myself off. To my brilliant teachers who I have been lucky enough to learn from, especially Ms George, Ms Lightbody, Ms Ryan, Mr Rubino, Mr Giles and Mr Robba, thank you for everything you have taught me. Although you had to put up with my procrastination and constant talking in class, you have all truly inspired me and reminded me that there is always a different way to look at things.
To the Seniors who have lived All In everyday, you have all been incredible role models to both myself and the younger men of Terrace. In our eight years together, you have all shown me nothing but love and kindness and I hope we continue to keep in touch. And lastly, thank you to each member of the Terrace Family. I have always believed that it is the small things which make the greatest impact in somebody’s life. So, whether you are a Year 5 who has said hello to me in the corridors or a parent in the crowd supporting Terrace just as hard as the students, it is people like you that make this College unforgettable.
Although I may be graduating in just a few more days, I know that my Terrace journey won’t end just yet.
Terrace Ladies Group
As our Seniors come to the end of their time at Terrace, have you turned your thoughts to our next phase? This is journalist and co-founder of the Mamamia Women's Network, Mia Freedman’s thoughts on her son leaving school.
My son is leaving school and I am in pieces.
Nobody warned me about this. I have never read anything about a mother’s grief as her child becomes an adult. Is it grief though? I am not even sure. I feel like I have been blindsided by a tsunami of emotion and I am being washed around and around and upside down and I can’t make sense of my reactions.
Some of my feelings are pleasant; pride and awe at the man my baby has grown into. But knocking me sideways is the sadness.
I’m crying a lot. More in the last few weeks than I have in the last few years. At the root of it, I think, is a potent sense of loss. I feel quite literally bereft.
Like every first-time parent, as soon as my baby was born, I became fixated with the firsts. First smile, first tooth, first roll, first word, first solids, first sleep-through-the-night, first steps. First birthday. The first night in a big bed. The first day in big boy undies.
Each milestone was eagerly anticipated and wildly celebrated. I was usually in a hurry for us to get there and I felt a momentous sense of accomplishment despite not having actually achieved anything myself.
As his mother, each first lifted my heart and was immediately communicated to friends and family in enormous detail. With untold kindness and patience, they pretended to care. He was our first child, the first grandchild on both sides and the first baby among our friends so the enthusiasm may have been genuine. Probably though, it was just politeness. Either way, everyone humoured us, and we were jubilant.
But for every first there is a twin last, stalking it in the shadows. With every inch towards independence there’s a corresponding little loss. I didn’t realise this at the time. I could only see the forward momentum. But with every step towards physical and developmental growth, my son took a step away from the newborn with whom I was so madly in love. A step away from me.
I don’t remember when he stopped smelling like a baby. I don’t remember the last breastfeed or the last time I picked him up and carried him or tucked him into bed. I can’t recall the last time he cried out to me after waking with a nightmare or the last time I buckled him into his car seat. I have no memory of the last time I helped him to get dressed or wash his hair or tie his shoes. I couldn’t tell you the last time I made his school lunch or read him a story.
These are the shadow milestones; and you only notice them in hindsight, sometimes years after you’ve left them behind. By then, of course, it’s too late to go back and appreciate each one for the connective tissue it forms between parent and child.
No doubt I rushed through all of these lasts, impatient for them to be done after what probably felt like years of maddening repetition. I didn’t particularly enjoy doing up his seatbelt or washing his hair or making his lunch. Not at the time. Most days these things irritated me. For years they irritated me. But I look back now and feel a deeply melancholy nostalgia for a time when he needed me more than he ever will again.
To be a good parent and successfully raise a child into adulthood, you must make yourself redundant. Nobody spells this out. And when you realise it, it can feel like a Bandaid being ripped from your heart.
That’s how I’m feeling right now.
As well as leaving school, my son has just turned 18. And while I gratefully attend all the final assemblies and leaving dinner rituals organised by his school to mark the significance of this transition, I turn up each time carrying my heart nakedly in my hands. I am at once eviscerated and in awe of how successfully he has grown up and away from me.
I love the man he has become but I mourn the baby, the toddler, the child, the boy and even the adolescent that he had to leave behind to become that man. I miss them, all of them. I miss every incarnation of my beautiful son from the moment he was born. I loved them all with all my heart. I still love them and grieve for them at a level far deeper than I can articulate.
I miss how much all those little lost boys needed me while at the same time being heart-swellingly proud of my big boy’s independent spirit and his ability to navigate life so well, sometimes much better than me.
I cannot begin to imagine the depth of grief felt by parents who have actually lost children, not just figuratively. I am keenly aware of my tremendous good fortune that the loss I am mourning is all in my head.
As he finishes school and we cross the threshold into adulthood, I know we must navigate a new path for our relationship as mother and son. I’m just not sure how I’m meant to do that. I’m not sure what it looks like to be the mother of an adult. I’ve been a mother to babies and children for almost 20 years and the boundaries there are pretty clear. Boundaries being the operative word. Set them, reset them, keep setting them, repeat. For 18 years.
So what are we now, my boy-man and I? What am I to him?
All the things that form the scaffolding of parenting; the rules, the boundaries, the lunch making and shoelace tying and organising his haircuts and playdates and driving him to school and picking him up from sport … these things have been imperceptibly dismantled as he’s grown up. And I never even noticed.
So in their place, what’s left? Us, I guess. I hope. Our unbreakable bond. Our friendship. Our connection.
My first-born and I have always been extraordinarily close and as he leaves school and turns 18 there is a definite sense of freedom not just for him but for me. Because in many ways, most ways, my work is done. For better or worse, I have helped to usher him into adulthood. He is an incredible man. A person I choose to hang out with and confide in and with whom I delight in talking and listening to and laughing with beyond most other people in the world.
Go well into this next chapter, big guy. You will always be my little boy. I hope that’s OK.
Staff Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 4 December
Each year we like to show our appreciation to all our staff at Terrace by putting on a spread for lunch during their final working days of the year.
Over the years we have refined this but it does rely on the generous donations of many to bring this to fruition.
- Friday 15 November 1.30pm – Valedictory Dinner Setup, Brisbane City Hall
- Wednesday 4 December 8am – Whole School Staff Lunch, Campbell Centre
Dates for 2020
- Saturday 22 February 2020 6pm – Girls' Night Out, Gambaro Restaurant
- Saturday 6 June 6pm GT 145 Ball – Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
Parent Volunteering in the Terrace Shop
During Term 4 we are welcoming our newest students to the Terrace Family and we need your help! We would love the assistance of current parents in the shop as each new student is fitted out in his Terrace uniform.
It is a lovely tradition to have current parents volunteer in the shop during this time. It gives new families an opportunity to meet other parents and ask those everyday questions in a friendly and welcoming environment.
It doesn’t matter if you have not volunteered with us before – we warmly welcome everyone who is a current Terrace parent! We will be here to help you and will give you a quick cheat sheet for the fitting process.
We will attend to the uniform fittings from Week 1 Term 4 - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.30am to 2.45pm. There are two families booked at a time, therefore we need two volunteers for each fitting.
If you are interested in helping us, please put your name down to volunteer via the following link:
- 12 November https://volunteersignup.org/3R3HT
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We both look forward to welcoming you.
Mrs Donna Asnicar and Mrs Felice Gatenby
Find all your upcoming Terrace Family events here...
The ultimate raffle prize to end 2019 - a brand new Hyundai Accent, valued at over $17 400!
With a one in 350 chance of winning, this may be your best spent $100 all year long.
Tickets available for purchase using the below link.
Details: Friday 28 February | 12.30pm
Where: Queensland Cricketers' Club, Wooloongabba
Cost: Table of 10 - $1500 or Individual Ticket - $150 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course lunch and 4 hour premium beverage package
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below booking link by Friday 21 February
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Matthew Jackson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Order a delicious tray of juicy mangoes and help support Windsor House's Friendship Group fundraising.
Details: Orders close Friday 15 November. Delivery to Gregory Terrace for pick up Friday 22 November.
Cost: $35 per tray (+ booking fees)
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anthony Hayward | AnthonyHayward@Terrace.qld.edu.au
Details: Sunday 1 December | 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Blair Copelin | BlairCopelin@Terrace.qld.edu.au
Want to help but poor on time?
You can now donate money directly to Terrace's Care and Concern Committee. Cash donations will be used to purchase ingredients to make meals for Terrace families and staff in need.
All donations are appreciated greatly, and will support the important work this committee undertakes for our community.
Year Level Parent Social Functions
Find all your end of year parent/caregiver function details here...
Year 7 End of Year Parent/Caregiver Function
Details: Friday 15 November | 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Where: Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen, Brunswick St Fortitude Valley
Cost: $33pp (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival and substantial finger food
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 11 November
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anna Wright | email@example.com
Year 5 End of Year Parent/Caregiver Function
Details: Saturday 16 November | 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Where: Newstead Brewery Co, Castlemaine St Milton
Cost: $33pp (+ booking fees) | Includes nibbles
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 10 November
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Kerry Whimp | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0418 721 336
Year 6 End of Year Break Up
Details: Friday 29 November | From 12.00pm
Where: Centenary Pool, Gregory Terrace Spring Hill
Cost: $15.50pp (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival and nibbles
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 25 November
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Bec Gasciogne | email@example.com | 0419 792 463
2020 Next Step survey
The Queensland Government will conduct its annual statewide survey of Year 12 completers in 2020. The Next Step survey is a brief, confidential survey that gains a comprehensive picture of the employment, study and life choices made by Queensland school completers in the year after they finish Year 12.
Between March and June next year, our current Year 12 students will receive a letter from the Minister for Education or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office inviting you to complete the survey. To enable them to reach you, please ensure your contact details are correct in your learning account by logging intowww.studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au
Further information on Next Step and results from previous surveys are available online at www.qld.gov.au/nextstep.