Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

As we move towards the season of Advent in the Christian Church calendar, the time parallels with themes in Week 6 of the school year at Terrace. Both times suggest the strong theme of preparation and anticipation. Through Advent, we take a spiritual journey to Christmas and at Terrace our journey now is moving very quickly towards the end of another school year.

Last Wednesday, the Year 6 retreat took place at Tennyson. It was a brilliant day for our young men as we enjoyed the chance to reflect on the time at Terrace after two years and what the changes into Year 7 will be like. It was a positive experience where we affirmed our class mates and looked at the strengths that each of us will take into 2018.

All the hard work that students have put into the preparation for the final exams over the past two terms will have put them in the position to achieve their best results. It is now the final opportunity for students to check with their teachers that they have everything covered in their final preparation. Exam time is important. How we enter and engage in the process of the exam all contributes to the final outcomes; students should be sure to complete each question, re-visit answers and reflect on the process to the final answer.

Congratulations once again to our Primary school award winners from Monday night’s spectacular Celebration of Excellence at the Convention Centre. The evening recognised the extra hours and effort spent by students to achieve continuously high results.

In our core classrooms this week, we have rewarded the students who have made great contributions to upholding the ideals of The Terrace Gentleman. This could be through their positive interactions with others or through their application to study.

5 Blue – Sebastian Fenech and John Hampson

5 Gold – Marcus Saunders and Max Van Balen

5 Red – Sam Hindmarsh and Alex Richards

5 White – Joseph McKenna and Blair Morrison

6 Blue – Thomas Hoffman and Declan Farrell

6 Gold – Conor Hennessy and Ciaran McCormack

6 Red – Jaymond Menegazzo and Will Smith

6 White – Kieran Mills and Joe Sorby

An invitation is extended to Years 5/6 parents to our End of Year Masses. Our Year five Mass will take place on Tuesday 21 November and Year 6 will be held on Wednesday 22 November. Each Mass will begin at 9.00am in the College Chapel of the Holy Family with refreshments in the Founders’ Room following Mass. It would be great to see as many parents as possible to celebrate with their sons the year that was 2017.