Captain’s Corner | Vice Captain, Bill Bingham
When there is collaboration and cooperation of the entire cohort, success will surely follow.
On Monday, while I am sure many of you were celebrating having a day off, the Year 12s were called upon to spend the day practicing for the Queensland Core Skills test; a test which will be a major measure of how our cohort and Terrace will be remembered for 2017. After the highlight of two extra days off for my holiday (Thanks to Cyclone Debbie) coming at what was meant to be the finale of Term 1, the Year 12 cohort was startled to receive an email from Mrs Quinn stating that we would have to make up these two lost QCS days on our public holiday.
Honestly, I thought we would be lucky to get 60-70 boys there. Instead the result was unprecedented. To get 203 out of a cohort of 247, many of whom were interstate, is very impressive. It really shows how students answer Mrs Quinn's call. I felt intense pride sitting in the Campbell Centre on Monday with 203 of the boys I will graduate with.
The same intense pride was there yesterday when we had our Spirit Assembly. It was the closest thing we could get to Leo’s Inception so we decided to have our own crack at it. I think that this truly embodies how passionate all Terracians are about our spirit. A spirit and collective so powerful that when chanting the T-E-R-R-A-C-E war cry my body was covered with goosebumps.
It is the wholehearted commitment to activities such as these which are not for personal gain but benefit the whole that distinguishes Terrace from the other GPS schools. When there is collaboration and cooperation of the entire cohort, success will surely follow.