Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

As a very busy Term 3 for Culture draws to a close, I thought I would take the opportunity to recap the year for Culture so far, it has been a highly successful year for Terrace Culture and one we can be very proud of.


This year has been very successful for our debaters with our largest number of debaters in several years. The highlights for Debating:

  • 57 Teams in GPS & QDU - totalling 230 boys from Years 5 – 12 debating for Terrace.
  • Equal 2nd in the GPS competition.
  • The 10.1 team are the current state QDU champion debaters.


The following are our Chess highlights:

  • There are 80 boys who have represented Terrace in Chess.
  • Our Chess Vice Captain, Hughtston Parle, is the current Under 18 Australian Champion will play for Australia at the World Youth Chess Olympiad in India later this year.


Another successful year for Theatresports which is also growing in popularity.

  • Four teams in the Youth Theatresports Competition.
  • Two teams are in the Grand Finals.

Public Speaking

Our Public Speakers have proven themselves winners in various competitions throughout the year. The highlights include:

  • Year 8 student Luke Ames was the runner up of the 2017 Rostrum Youth of the Year Queensland Competition.
  • Year 11 Student Charlie Parer was the runner up Australian Champion for 2017 Auction Idol.
  • Year 12 Student and College Vice Captain William Cook won the Best Speaker trophy at the Lions Youth of the Year competition.


  • From 76 teams nationwide, our Mooting team were awarded 2nd place at the Bond University National High School Mooting Competition.
  • Two of our speakers, Xavier Clark and Connor Wright were awarded with Individual Oralist Award.


The 2017 Middle School Musical “Shrek Jnr” sold out in two days and saw 50 boys perform to an audience of over 400 members of the Terrace Family.

Speech and Drama

Our speech and Drama program is also growing from strength to strength.

  • A total of 75 students participated in Speech and Drama tuition.
  • Year 12 student, Fergus Gregg has completed Grade 7 examinations and was awarded the highest mark in Queensland.
  • Old Boy, Tom Loudon (GT 2016) – Highest mark in Australia in for his CBCA in Voice and Communications.


Our Music program has also had a very busy year with tours and concerts for all involved in Terrace Music.

  • Over 600 students are enrolled in our Music Program.
  • At the QCMF held this term, 29 ensembles performed. This was the second largest music program in over 130 schools competing.
  • A group of 47 students travelled to the Music For All in America over the June/July holidays.

Chess – Round 8

The penultimate round for Chess is this Friday against Toowoomba Grammar at Terrace. A large crowd of Red and Black will certainly lift our team. Please come and show your support.

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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