Terrace Ladies Group

Week 2

Week 2 of Term 1 is always a very busy time for the TLG with the various welcome functions being held and finishing with the wonderful celebration at the Induction Mass for our Year 12s and their families. The functions after the information evenings held so far have been terrific opportunities for parents to meet up as well as clarify topics that were raised during the talks by staff. Tonight, we meet in Waterford Place for our Year 10 parents, and tomorrow at UQ for the Induction Mass lunch, hosted by many of the Year 11 mothers.

Thank you to the many ladies who have assisted with these functions this week, especially the Year 9 and Year 11 cohorts.

TLG Meeting

On Monday 29 January we had our first TLG meeting for the year at the new time of 7.30am. The earlier start has been well received with over 50 ladies attending. We had a delicious breakfast provided by the tuckshop of ham and cheese croissants, warmed muffins and fresh fruit salad. Thank you to Dr Carroll for coming along and giving us an update on College matters. The next TLG meeting will be on 26 March in the Founders’ Room at 7.30am.

Care and Concern

From time to time a family within our College community experiences hardship, making it more challenging than normal to care for their loved ones. Our Care and Concern program assists by facilitating the provision of meals for a designated period. When such circumstances arise, we send an email to the school community asking people to contribute towards family meals. Filling those rosters can be a little inconsistent – sometimes filling within hours, other times we struggle, especially if the service is over several weeks. Please keep a look out for these calls for help (it only really comes up a few times a year and is fundamental to our ethos of helping those around us). Mrs Norelle McHugh and Mrs Clare Stephens are the ladies who look after this program on behalf of the TLG. We are currently discussing strategies to make this a more efficient and effective service. It may involve a registration of people who are interested in assisting others this way. More details will come in the following weeks.

If your family is experiencing a challenge of this nature (eg. health crisis of a family member) or know of someone in this situation, and could do with our assistance, I would be more than happy to speak to you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Tennyson Canteen

I am excited to introduce Mrs Noelene Brookes, our new Tennyson Canteen Convenor. She comes with much experience through running various UQ canteens and last Saturday the Tennyson Canteen ran very smoothly even though it was her first day. Please show Noelene a kind welcome when you come to Tennyson and help out when you can.

Another piece of exciting news is that we have the Cricket Support Group responsible for the canteen this term, for the first time, with all proceeds going to their program. This has been taken up with much enthusiasm and I’d like to say a special thank you to Mrs Annie Forster and Mrs Kim Holohan for making this a simple transition. The TLG are there in a supportive role as well.

At the TLG meeting on Monday, I tabled a draft Tennyson Canteen procedures manual to facilitate smooth operations or handover of duties. With a new team on board, it is a great tool to have on hand. We will review through the year and put forward the final document for endorsement at the AGM in October.

Red and Black Cocktail Party

I would like to give you all a friendly reminder that the tickets for the Red and Black Cocktail Party to be held on Saturday 3 March at 7pm went on sale today via College Events. This is the only full school event for 2018 and is a social occasion, not a fundraiser. Tickets are $55 each, which include canapés and live entertainment, with a cash bar. The dress code is cocktail/lounge suit.

Parent Directory

The Parent Directory is a valuable resource that we all use at some time each term. There is both the hard copy (also unofficially known as the 'Red Pages'), and the electronic version. Please be sure to log onto the Parent Lounge, update your details and “share” if you are happy for others in your various year levels to contact you if the need arises (eg. accidental bag swap, lifts to training, invitations etc). This is also crucial for our year level coordinators. If you have any queries on how to update your details on the Family Directory on the Parent Lounge, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on the email below. I’d be happy to assist.

TLG Correspondence

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, please email our Secretary, Mrs Rachel McGahon, on terrace_ladies@outlook.com. Please also ensure that you save this email address into your contacts as it may find its way to Junk Mail.

TLG Date Claimers

Coming Up
  • Week 2: Friday 2 February – Lunch for Year 12 Families after Induction Mass at (UQ)
  • Week 6: Friday 2 March – 7.45am TLG Welcome Mass and Morning Tea
Main Functions for the Year
  • Term 2, Week 2: Friday 27 April – Years 5-9 Mothers' Morning Tea, Victoria Park Golf Club
  • Term 3, Week 8: Friday 7 September – TLG Fashion Parade, Brisbane City Hall

TLG President | Mel Josephson| melissa.a.jo@gmail.com