Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

I trust that last week was a good week for parents and students as the transition from holiday routines to school routines was managed. I have been very impressed with the positive attitude and sense of commitment that the boys have shown. It is important that this continues.

The Parent Information Night program commenced this week with Years 5, 6, 7 and 10. I trust that these nights provide additional knowledge for parents, particularly in relation to the year-level specific information. My thanks to the Terrace Ladies Group for their hospitality in providing refreshments on these evenings. The support of the Terrace Ladies Group is always extraordinary and greatly appreciated.

Parent Information Nights for the remaining year levels will be held as follows:

  • Year 8 Parent Information Evening - Monday 5 February
  • Year 12 Parent Information Evening - Wednesday 7 February
  • Year 9 Parent Information Evening - Monday 12 February
  • Year 11 Parent Information Evening - Wednesday 14 February

Tomorrow, all teachers and students will travel to the University of Queensland for the Opening School Mass and Year 12 Induction. This is one of the most significant events in the College calendar. Unfortunately, due to limited seating, the event is only open to parents of Year 12 students. It will be a special day for our Senior students and their families. My thanks to the Year 11 parents who provide the afternoon tea, which is greatly appreciated.

I want to thank parents for their level of cooperation with respect to the afternoon pick-up at the Centenary Pool car park. I would remind parents not to park in the car park early as these parking spaces are needed for the pool and their business patrons. I also remind parents that it is a pick-up process only and parents are requested to make their way to the front of the traffic line to collect their sons. If your son is not waiting there, please do a circuit.

In the mornings I ask that the boys use the lights at the top of Rogers Street to cross the road. It is very dangerous to have students simply crossing the road anywhere as there is a lot of traffic at that time of the morning in Rogers Street.

The building program is well underway, and demolition of Mt Sion will continue this week and should take about two weeks to complete. This demolition is significant and there will be additional dust and noise. The Rogers Street footpath is closed off and I ask parents and students not to use the footpath near Mt Sion until further notice. Please be aware of the additional machinery and trucks during this demolition period.

Finally, this week, I again welcome all our new families to the Terrace Family and I look forward to seeing you at Tennyson on the weekends over the coming weeks.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal