Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Tomorrow our Track and Field team travel to the State Athletics Centre to compete in the GPS Track and Field Championships. The team has been training hard and is ready for this event. Year 11 students will travel to support our athletes. On behalf of all within the Terrace Family I wish all athletes the best of luck for tomorrow.

Last week the Junior Track and Field team competed and were place a very creditable fifth. This is an improved result on last year and reflects the hard work put in this year by the athletes and their coaches. Well done to all involved.

Similarly, our Theatresports teams compete in the State Championships this week. This is a very “action-packed” event and our teams are well prepared. It is wonderful to see both our Firsts team and our Junior team competing in finals for this event. Again, I wish all the players the very best.

Continuing the subject of student activities, I congratulate the four Future Problem Solving teams who represented Queensland earlier this week at the National Championships. Again, the teams have worked very hard and this hard work has paid off with all teams performing very well. Well done.

Last Friday night, I was fortunate to attend the Terrace Jazz Night at Boggo Road. It was an outstanding night where the breadth of musical talent at Terrace was well and truly on display. The music was fantastic, the venue (Boggo Road Gaol) was unique and our special guest, ‘Elvis Presley’, shook and moved, and sang some great ‘Jailhouse Rock’. Well done to the staff, students and parents involved and to all those who came along to support this great night.

I remind all families about the rapid rate at which Term 4 is passing. We come to the end of Week 4 tomorrow which signifies the half way point of the term. With exams occupying one of the remaining weeks, it leaves students in Years 5 to 11 only three weeks of class time and even less for our Year 12 students. All students need to be heavily engaged and committed to school work, assignments, and study.

I would ask the Terrace Family to keep Mr Glenn Brown (College Property Manager) and his family in their thoughts and prayers following the passing of Glenn’s father, Gerry, last Friday evening.

Finally, this week, I want to acknowledge and thank all our teachers. Tomorrow is World Teachers’ Day. At Terrace, we are blessed to have such a committed, professional, and caring teaching staff. Happy World Teachers' Day to all our teachers.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal