Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

At Terrace, we aim to develop leaders who live from the heart.

When discussing student leadership in the school context many of our EREA schools focus on the theory of servant leadership.

The servant-leader as servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.

Robert Greenleaf, founder of the Centre for Servant Leadership.

At Terrace, we aim to develop leaders who live from the heart and want to build a community who encourage and inspire others with their values-driven leadership.

This model of leadership sits in harmony with the narrative of the Christian Brothers and our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. Over the next month our Year 11 cohort will unpack the concept of servant leadership within the Terrace context. This process will culminate in the Year 11 Leadership Camp and selection of the College Leaders for 2018. As a College community, we value this as a learning journey that commences with our Year 5 students and is fostered over time particularly through the house system, retreat and formation programs.

This weekend we have our second round of “home” matches against The Southport School in Chess, Rugby and Basketball. Just a reminder that if students are staying behind to watch the First’s match then they are required to be dressed in the formal white shirt and blazer. If they wish to wear a hat then it needs to be the plain red cap used for HPE.

Please continue to talk to your son about using the lights when transiting to and from school, especially if he is walking to Terrace from the train station in the Valley. We receive numerous reports from motorists and business owners who are concerned about the unsafe road crossing practices of a number of our students.