Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

On Sunday, we celebrate Mother's Day and have the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our mothers for all that they have done for us and those who they care for.  On behalf of all within the Terrace Family, past, present and future, I say ‘thank you’ to all the mothers within our community and hope that many others offer you their thanks for all that you do.  To celebrate Mother's Day at Terrace, the TTN will be holding their Mother's Day stall on Friday 10 May and our Year 10 mothers have their breakfast at Waterford Place.  Happy Mother’s Day.

Over the next couple of weeks, a number of key activities are occurring at the school.  Next week, our Years 5, 7 and 9 students will participate in the NAPLAN testing program.  The testing is a significant time for these students, and I know that the entire Terrace Family wishes all students the very best over the testing days.  The staff have been working very hard in preparing the students for these tests.  Good luck to all of the students involved.

Next week will also see Terrace undertake its EREA School Renewal.  Our last School Renewal was held in 2014.  This process is an important opportunity for the Terrace Family – staff, students and parents – to ask ourselves, ‘How are we tracking as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition?’ I have sent a letter to all families earlier this week providing further information regarding this renewal process.  Once completed, the College will be provided with a Renewal Report which I will share with the community.  My thanks to the staff, students and parents who are involved in the interview process.

This week, Terrace will host Nudgee in Football and Tennis.  This will be our first home game for the season, and I am looking forward to seeing a good crowd at Tennyson.  The Football Support Group is also hosting their Season Launch on Saturday after the games.  Thanks to all involved in organising this event.

Finally this week, I again wish all of our mothers a happy and restful Mother’s Day.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal