Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn


This week has already been witness to great dedication by many students to produce their best outcomes in their exams. I continue to be inspired by the planning and preparation and thought that many students make towards their academic outcomes. One such example is the student who has downloaded all the learning required from the checklists provided and has across this term, methodically and systematically marked off the lists as he has mastered each topic. His commitment has given him a level of confidence approaching this exam block that is an essential part of success.

All students have been issued with copies of the exam schedule. Copies can be obtained from student services or downloaded from Moodle. These timetables are an necessary part of a strategic revision plan. This week and next week’s challenge is to ensure that our boys exhibit perseverance in their preparation and commitment until the completion of their final exam. Our aim is for each and every student to finish the term knowing that he has given his best, whatever that outcome may be.

Reports and use of data

Term 3 reports will be sent electronically this term. Hard copies will not be posted home.

Electronic copies will be sent on the Friday October 6, of Week 1 of next term.

Reports will show a Term 3 result, a cumulative Term 1,2 and 3 result and an indication of a student’s application, behaviour and homework commitment throughout this term. The data from these results allows us to generate numerous reports to inform us of students who have gained ground and those who may have lost ground. This information is the focus for student conversations leading into Term 4 around further strategies to either support or amend current learning habits.

Year 12 students will receive next term, a further updated estimated OP score based upon their most recent results. This will also be carried out for our Year 11 students. These estimates allow students to measure their own academic outcomes as they journey across their Senior years which provides incentives to adapt their study habits accordingly. Scores are given within a range of two OP points.


Next Wednesday evening at 6pm at Waterford we host our Immersion presentations summarising the breadth and depth of the various experiences over the three weeks. These programs continue to be a highlight across a student’s time at Terrace. Our overseas Immersions this year vary from Timor- Leste to Fiji to Cape York to India and to the USA. We continue to thank and appreciate the gifts and generosity of our staff who enable this program to take place.

Australian Mathematics Competition

Results from the Australian Maths competition have now been released. Terrace performed very strongly in this very challenging set of problems.

My thanks to Mr Noel Covill, our Head of Mathematics and Mrs Cath Griffin for all their time, dedication and expertise in setting these opportunities up for our boys.