“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”
As a College, we are characterised by our faith in action. Terrace has a long and proud commitment to social justice. Our Gentlemen of Terrace walk forward together with personal moral courage and servant leadership, trusting one person can make a difference. It is our Terrace Spirituality which informs our students’ actions, guides their future direction and shows them how to live lives in harmonious relationship with themselves, with others and with God. At the core of our spirituality is the Gospel Message of Jesus. This is a message of being with the marginalised and socially disadvantaged in a spirit of encounter. With Jesus in our hearts, we give back to society, knowing we are one connected and united human family as we walk forward together.
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25: 40
On every weekday of the year, 4-6 members of the Terrace family drive up to Wickham Terrace to cook breakfast and have conversations with our homeless brothers and sisters. Students from Years 10-12 are invited to participate in this wonderful opportunity to build community with our friends on the street. Members of the wider Terrace community are welcome to volunteer on the Big Brekkie during school holidays, as well as our Old-Boy led Tuesday night dinner van.
Following the call of Jesus to 'love one another as I have loved you' (John 13:34-35) and of Edmund to 'give to the poor in handfuls', each House engages with the wider community to talk the talk and walk the walk. With compassion, humility and gratitude, we reach out to understand the stories of others.
For more detailed information about each of our House Friendship Groups, please click here.
The College has a very proud history in partnering with communities in East-Timor via the Terrace Timor Network. One of the ways we fundraise is through our Kolega Café. Using the special blend of Merlo's Kolega coffee beans, boys in Years 7 and 8 operate the café on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school, serving iced coffees to staff and students.
In a special partnership with Merlo Coffee, every $10 from each sale of the Kolega coffee beans goes towards the Terrace Timor Network. You can buy your own Kolega Coffee beans here: Kolega Timor Peaberry Coffee – Merlo Coffee
The College’s House Friendship Groups are the focus of our almsgiving during Lent and Christmas. Each House collects useful items and raises funds to contribute towards the work of their House Friendship Group.