Principal's Message | Acting Principal, Mr Chris Ryan

My congratulations to all on a wonderful Inter-House Athletics Carnival last week. We look forward to the winner's announcement next week. Thank you to all the organisers, staff and parents who make this annual event a success. It is the only time in the year where we all travel together as a community to Tennyson for a day. This tradition is representative of the Terrace story, in that we stand on the shoulders of the Brothers, staff, parents and Old Boys who literally built our home fields. From humble beginnings, Tennyson is a world class facility and it is simply joyous to spend a day under blue skies watching our 2017 Terracians, like so many before them, enjoy their friendships across year levels, interact so positively with staff and celebrate how blessed we are as a community. Thank you to Mr Alan Kennedy, Director of Tennyson and his team for hosting this event.

Thank you to Mr Joe Tooma, President of the GTOBA and his committee for hosting the Brother Barry Buckley Breakfast at City Hall this week. This event has a Leadership and Business focus and it was a pleasure to welcome Mr Cameron Clyne, Chair of the Australian Rugby Union as our guest speaker. Thank you to members of our extended community who supported this event and the Old Boys for their magnificent support of the College.

Congratulations to the Year 11 students who assisted in hosting the Year 7 class of 2018 for their Orientation Evening last Thursday. Meeting our students is the best way to experience Terrace culture and once again, the boys did an outstanding job. Well done to the Seniors of 2018 on this evening and on their presentation and behaviour at their Semi Formal held last Monday night.

A part of the preparation for 2018 is the discernment process in selecting the Senior Leaders for the year. Mr Cuddihy, Mr Brauer and 2017 College Captain, Ryan Gassman and I have had the pleasure of interviewing short listed candidates for the roles of College Captain and Vice Captains and I share, most sincerely, that the standard of these interviews was excellent and it was a humbling experience to meet with these fine Terracians. They and their families and peers have every right to be proud.

It is my privilege to announce these student leadership roles for 2018:

College Captain: Jacob Montaner

College Vice Captains:

Zachary Boland

Thomas Dearlove

Thomas Pappalardo

William Roach

The Terrace Family prays for and congratulates these young men as they prepare for this privilege and opportunity. We wish all of Year 11 well as they prepare for their upcoming Leadership Retreat.

Best wishes,

Mr Chris Ryan

Acting Principal