Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Don't miss a great night on Friday! Don't forget to volunteer!

House Choir Evening

House Choir night is this Friday and the excitement can certainly be felt as you walk around the campus during House Choir rehearsal.

This year will see Eat St continue with more vendors and answering the call including a healthy option! House Choir night starts at 6.30pm with the precinct open from 5pm. For the new members of our community, there are two prizes on offer: the House Choir Cup is awarded from adjudicator votes to the best House. The second is the People’s Choice award – presented to the House who receives the most votes. Votes are given in the form of a monetary donation of one vote = $1. Tensions will be high and reigning champions of both House Choir Cup and People’s Choice, Barrett House will have a lot to live up to!

Food Vendors

1. Mr America Hot Dogs and Fries

2. Roam’n Pizza

3. Rolls Pho Mi (Vietnamese Street Food)

4. Potato Twisters

5. Yummy Fruit Ice-Creamery


To ensure a great night, a small band of volunteers are needed to step in and lend a helping hand. Please click on the following link to find something that will suit your timetable.

The order for the evening is Magee, Barrett, Reidy, Xavier, Mahoney, Treacy, Buckley, Windsor, Kearney. This will help you when choosing a time to assist.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Kirsten Carroll - or

Debating Finalists

Term 3 is a busy term for Debating with the continuation of the QDU Primary and Junior Secondary Competition and the commencement of finals for the Secondary competition. Eight teams across Years 8 to 12 have made it through to finals; Senior A, Senior B, 11.1, 11.3, 10.1, 10.2, 9.5 and 8.1. Congratulations to these teams and we wish them all the best!

Later this term, registrations will open for Terrace Debating 2018. Trials for 2018 Year 9 to 12 teams will occur in Term 4. More information regarding trials will be sent out to registered students.

The Debating Supporters Group will be holding their AGM later this term and some planning meetings in Term 4 for the 2018 program – keep an eye out for date claimers. A big thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Debating Dinner and the Years 5 and 6 GPS Debating Breakup Lunch. Particular thanks to the DSG and volunteers for organising both of these events.

Chess Results

Well done to the GPS Chess squad with our Premiers ending in a draw with Nudgee last weekend. Over all we had six wins, two draws and three losses.

Premier - Draw

Senior - Nudgee

Junior - Nudgee

Open A - Nudgee

Open B - Draw

Open C - Terrace

Open D - Terrace

Open E - Terrace

Open F - Terrace

Open G - Terrace

Open H - Terrace

Junior Chess Championships

The Terrace Junior Chess Championships will be held on Sunday 30 July from 9.30am - 2.30pm, on level 5 at Terrace. This competition is only permitted for Years 5,6 and 7.

There is no cost for entry. There will be seven rounds, 15 mins per side. Please register your name if you wish to play with Mr Devine by email, before 4pm Friday 21 July.

GPS Chess Round 2 v BSHS (home)

This week’s GPS Chess round will be played on Thursday night due to House Choir. Please ensure you wear your white shirt and blazer.

Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 12 September, 5.30pm, Old Boys Room

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TPA Meeting – Tuesday 12 September, 5.30pm, Callan Centre

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