Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

2018 Appointments

Welcome to Mr Phil Hiett who will be leading our Live Production Services. If your son likes the idea of working backstage or in the technical areas of a theatre or performance venue, then this is the ideal activity for him. This activity will offer the perfect opportunity to gain an entry level understanding of the exciting world of live production and services in the live entertainment and events industries. Students will learn from industry professionals on a range of our industry standard equipment and prepare to support future events within the College. Stay tuned for further information.

We Will Rock You

Terrace has a very strong cultural foundation that is constantly being improved. Over the Christmas break, the Musical Production team met and added to the groundwork for the 2018 Senior Musical – We Will Rock You. Leads of the musical rehearsed characterisation, vocal strength and accent workshops. Yesterday, we held a successful first ‘All Cast’ rehearsal. Over 200 students want to be part of the production and we are forecasting this to be the largest cast yet. The Musical will have a season of four nights from Wednesday 16 May – Saturday 19 May at Gardens Point Theatre. Tickets will be released soon and we expect them to sell fast.

Debating Workshop

Well done to the 160 boys who took part in the Debating workshop held on the holidays. This workshop saw the boys work with the Queensland Debating Union’s elite adjudicators to gain a better grasp on case study and further enhance all aspects of their activity. Thank you to Mr Andrew Stormonth and Mr Josh Taylor for putting this together.
GPS Debating is a Term 1 activity this year and begins this Friday GT vs NC at home. Our debaters would love your support.

Music Camp Success

This year the Music Camp had a new element which allowed a greater focus on rehearsal with less boys sharing between ensembles. The outcome was very favourable with all directors reporting more efficient rehearsals. With the school year only just commencing, we have already had three performances and the ensembles have sounded very polished each occasion. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drumline join to perform at the 2018 Apple and Grape Festival in Stanthorpe on 3 March.

Need an Activity?

If you would like to have your son involved in the Cultural life of the College, please contact for more information on the opportunities available.

Support Group Meetings

Part of the success of our Cultural activities can be traced to our support groups. If you would like to be involved, meetings are outlined in the College calendar and on the App.

Debating Support Group – Tuesday 27 February, 5.30pm in the Old Boys’ Room

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 27 February, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre

Staying in Touch

With so much information to absorb at the start of the year, it can become quite overwhelming. To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we would suggest you download the Terrace App and follow us on Twitter (@GTCulture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.