Dean of Students | Acting Dean, Mr Damien Cuddihy

I would like to wish all members of our Terrace Family a happy and safe mid-semester break. I hope you get the opportunity to break from the normal school routines, even if it just allows you to be a little slower out of bed in the morning. Term 3 is always a busy term at a demanding time of the year. Many thanks to the various parent Support Groups who did so much to assist in the smooth running of programs this term. The College is certainly very appreciative of this support from the parent community.

Throughout the term, I have often had concerns for the safety of students who walk down to the Valley train station of an afternoon. We have consistently spoken to the boys on assemblies and undertaken a number of spot checks of an afternoon in and around St Paul’s Terrace to raise awareness about the need to cross at the lights. I frequently receive reports from concerned members of the public about students running across the road at dangerous points. I would appreciate that if you have sons who frequently transit to the Valley train station that you have a discussion about road safety and the need to cross at the lights.

As usual, we ask that the boys return to school with an appropriate haircut on the first day back for Term 4. The two areas that students need to pay particular attention to is that haircuts are blended on the sides and that hair cannot be pulled down over the eyebrows. Other issues that assist in establishing a productive tone at the College are the use of the Terrace school bags, appropriate socks and wearing the correct sport uniform during HPE classes (House shirt and black shorts). In addition, the hat remains a compulsory part of the uniform as students travel to and from school each day.

Finally, I would again like to take this opportunity to wish all our families a happy and safe time during the Term 3 break and I look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 4.