Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

This week the Year 12 students have been engaged with the QCS tests. It was two demanding days for the students. However, their approach and commitment across the days was extraordinary and I congratulate them for this. I also thank the Year 12 parents who banded together to provide lunch for the students. Your support and care for your sons is outstanding. This support was further typified by the ‘QCS Tunnel’ that was formed on Tuesday morning. The whole school was behind our Year 12 students. The Terrace Family has been alive and well this week.

Throughout this year, a number of Terrace students have represented Australia in a variety of activities. This list continues with Hughston Parle being selected to represent Australia in Chess at the FIDE World Chess Federation Under 16 Youth Chess Olympiad. Hughston will play Board 1. Congratulations Hughston on this outstanding achievement.

Last Wednesday night the Year 10.1 Debating Team secured victory in the QDU Grand Final. This is an outstanding result and on behalf of all within the Terrace Family I congratulate George Bozikis, Declan Hackett, Cyril Mathews, Scott Moran and Alex Sullivan on their success. Well done Gentlemen.

There are two remaining rounds of co-curricular activities this term. Both are home games and it would be an excellent way to complete what has been a successful season for Chess, Basketball and Rugby, by having good support at each of these activities.

As I noted previously, I begin my Sabbatical Leave as of this Friday. I return to the College on Monday 16 October. During my leave, I will be spending some time working with Edmund Rice International in Geneva as well as visiting the Christian Brothers in Rome, at the Vatican. I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate in these activities and visiting some very special places. As previously mentioned, Mr Chris Ryan will be the Acting Principal, Mr Damien Fall the Acting College Dean and Mr Damien Cuddihy the Acting Dean of Students during my absence. I wish them all the best with these roles, confident in the knowledge that they will do a very good job.

As this is my last Terrace News for the term, I do want to thank you for the strong support you have given during the term. It is always a busy time in Term 3. However, the support and commitment of the staff, parents and students has again ensured a successful term.

I wish our students the best in their upcoming exams and hope that all families will have a restful September break. I look forward to returning to Terrace in October.

Finally this week, I wish all Terrace fathers a Happy Father’s Day for this Sunday.

God Bless,

Michael Carroll

College Principal