Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time in Sydney as part of an EREA School Renewal Team. We were visiting two remarkable schools – St Edmund’s College and St Gabriel’s School. Both schools are catering for special needs students and were wonderful examples of Edmund Rice schools. The students at both schools were so very welcoming and proud of their school. I have said on many occasions that Terrace is a tremendous place, however, when put into the context that we are part of a bigger entity, then who we are is even more important.

Also during last week, Mr Chris Ryan participated in his Formative Appraisal. I thank the staff, parents and students who were involved in this process. Although it was not surprising, I do wish to congratulate Chris on an outstanding appraisal. Chris is a very dedicated, professional and caring member of the Terrace Family, and on behalf of everyone, I congratulate him on a very successful appraisal. Well done Chris.

I am sure that people appreciated the Brisbane public holiday on Wednesday as a chance to have a break. The Year 12 students have been working very hard this week with their QCS practice program on Monday and Tuesday. This was followed by their Formal on Tuesday evening. It was an excellent evening and I congratulate our young men on the way in which they conducted themselves.

This week also sees many of the Terrace bands, ensembles and choirs participating in the Queensland Catholic Music Festival. This year nearly 500 Terrace students will be involved in a range of performances. On behalf of the Terrace Family, I wish all performers the very best in what is really their ‘Grand Final’ performance. Good luck to all involved.

Term 3 has passed the half-way mark and it will not be long before exams commence. There are many students currently working hard on their assignments. This stage of the school term is traditionally the time when the ‘hard yards’ need to be done with assignments and study. A couple of intensive weeks will be excellent preparation for the upcoming exams and I encourage all students to continue to work hard and be focussed over the next few weeks.

I hope that people are starting to recover from what has been a couple of demanding weeks health-wise. There have been many people unwell and battling the flu. The information published in last week’s Terrace News regarding care and hygiene are still relevant. Look after yourself and keep healthy.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal