Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

It's going to be a busy weekend with House Choir on Friday night and sport at Tennyson on Saturday.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

It was excellent to see so many families at the Parent/Teacher interviews on Wednesday. A key aspect to the academic success that Terrace students achieve is the strong partnership between teacher – parent – student. This strong partnership allows each of us to work together to enhance each individual student’s outcome. There is much evidence to support the importance of strong relationships in contributing to academic performance. I encourage you to follow this up with your son over the next couple of weeks.

As I mentioned in last week’s edition of the Terrace News, ‘mentoring interviews’ will take place between Group Tutors and students over the next couple of weeks. The purpose of these conversations is to reflect on last term and set some goals and strategies for this term. These mentor interviews are one aspect of this relationship forming that is central at Terrace.

Last weekend the Term 3 GPS season commenced with Chess, Basketball and Rugby against Nudgee. It was a successful round with Chess and Basketball registering good wins at First level and Rugby losing in a ‘nail-biter’ in the closing moments. Irrespective of the results, I was extraordinarily proud of our students on and off the field. The support from the sidelines was exceptional. I congratulate those students who were present for their attention to their uniform and the way they supported and acknowledged the players. This week we host Brisbane State High in the first of our home games. I ask that the high standards set at Nudgee with both uniform and support continues this week.

Finally this week, the House Choir Competition is scheduled for tomorrow night. This is always a spectacular night and I know the Houses have been working hard in preparing for this event. We are again expecting a large crowd and parking will be an issue. I would ask that we are considerate of our neighbours with respect to parking and noise and I thank you in advance for your support.

Next week is Catholic Education Week. As a Catholic school, we form part of the wider Catholic Education Community in Queensland and, as such, it is important that we recognise and acknowledge this privilege. The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is ‘Sharing the Journey’ theme. Terrace has a 143-year history in sharing the Catholic Education journey, so let us celebrate this journey.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing many of you at House Choir and at Tennyson.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal