Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

Gerard Bulter Shield winners, 6 Blue

Term 3 is one of the best school terms as so much consistent work can be completed with fewer days interrupted by external events. Students have been working extremely hard at the assignment stage of the term and with exam preparation ready to take centre stage. Exam calendars will be out shortly and preparation now will take away the stress of study in the days leading up to each exam. The key question that each student should ask himself about his study plan after five weeks is, do the goals for what I want to achieve match the time and effort I am currently putting in?

There has been an incredible response for the Food Bank collection during the first week from our Years 5 and 6 students. We have two more weeks of collection to go and there has been an amazing example of the generosity and initiative from our youngest members of the community and by their families. It is a credit to them and hopefully these young students can keep this spirit of giving for years to come. A big thank you to families who have donated so far; we are very appreciative of your support.

Last Wednesday, the annual Touch Football match between Year 6 classes occurred for the Gerard Butler Shield. Gerard was a student here at Terrace who lost his battle with illness as a Year 7 student in 1994. A match is played in his memory and the boys once again played hard and fair. It had previously been a Year 7 contest but we are now in our third year with Year 6 students as the leaders of our Primary. Congratulations to all classes on the spirit in which the games were played. Class winners for 2017 were 6 Blue.

Next Tuesday, our Year 5 students will embark on their retreat at Tennyson. This is a chance for the year level to stop and reflect on the journey that has taken place so far. It has been a whirlwind experience for them to begin life at Terrace and it is great to have this opportunity to stop and connect with what has happened. This reflective time gives each student a chance to tap into the spiritual dimension of his life and to prepare for what lies ahead this year and beyond. The focus of the retreat is friendships - ones that have been made and ones that will be made as their Terrace experience continues.