Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

There is rarely a dull moment at Terrace.

Welcome to Term 2 after what was a sudden and unexpected finish to our first term, thanks to Cyclone Debbie. I hope that all of our families were able to enjoy a break over the Easter period and I trust that our young men have returned feeling rested and full of enthusiasm for the new term. A quick look at the calendar indicates that this will be a short term with numerous interruptions, meaning there is no time to waste; students have heard the message that they need to get down to work immediately.

There is rarely a dull moment at Terrace and on Monday of next week (24 April), we hold our annual Inter- House Cross Country carnival. The day will include an ANZAC Day Liturgy, some classes and the Cross Country races. As with all House events, the focus is on participation, fun and House connection. On this day, all students are asked to wear their House sports uniform to school. It is an expectation that every student who is physically able to do so, completes the course for his House. This is an enjoyable, important and compulsory day for all students and I look forward to everyone attending and participating to the best of their ability.

A reminder that students will be dismissed at 12.55pm on both Wednesday 26 April and Wednesday 3 May to allow students to attend Parent | Teacher | Student interviews.

With the start of the new term comes the commencement of new sporting seasons, namely Football and Tennis. We are hopeful of attracting a large crowd of spectators for our First XI match against Nudgee at Tennyson this Saturday at 12pm. All boys supporting the First XI have been asked to ensure that they wear their College uniform (greys and tie) and sit in the grandstand for the match. This includes those who have already played. I ask parents to assist us by ensuring their sons are correctly dressed if they are going to be attending. Many thanks in anticipation of your support with this matter.

Another reminder that winter uniform commences on Tuesday of Week 3 (2May). As previously communicated, this means all students must wear their blazer to and from school every day. Long trousers are compulsory for students from Years 11 and 12, while younger students who consistently struggle to wear their socks pulled up will be asked to wear long trousers.

This term, we continue to push the message about road safety. Students have been asked to ensure they only cross roads at designated crossings, even if it means walking slightly further to do so. The welfare of students is our top priority and we need them to help by making good decisions when it comes to their safety. I look forward to a positive and highly successful second term for all members of our community.