Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 3. The Information Evenings have continued this week with Year 8 and Year 12 families. I thank parents for your ongoing support of your sons and the genuine interest you have in nurturing a strong relationship between home and school. The final Information Evenings occur next week for Years 9 and 11.

A highlight of this week has undoubtedly been the Scholars’ Assembly on Tuesday. The 30 young men from Year 12 2017 who achieved an OP1 returned to the College so that we could acknowledge their efforts and achievements. The entire Year 12 cohort worked very hard last year. They persevered and encouraged each other and, as a cohort, were rewarded with excellent results.The 30 young men who were our guests at Assembly on Tuesday were fine role models for the current students and epitomised what it is to be a Terrace Gentleman. The 2017 College Dux, Patrick Sharkey, spoke on behalf of his cohort and urged the current students to “strive to be their best, engage into the life of the College and to take up the opportunities offered by their teachers”. We are all very proud of these young men and wish them all the best with their journey at university and beyond.

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. This marks the start of the 40 days of Lent and is a significant time in the Church’s calendar. As a College, we will have our Ash Wednesday liturgy as recognition of who we are as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. Throughout the Lenten period, there will be several events and occasions, individually and as the Terrace Family, when we can focus on the importance of Lent and subsequently Easter.

Also scheduled for next Wednesday, we have the Parent/Tutor interviews. Information regarding the booking process has already been detailed. I encourage parents to make use of this opportunity to connect with your son’s tutor.

Finally, this week I wish to acknowledge and thank those people within the Terrace Family who assisted in ensuring the Opening Mass and Year 12 Induction was so successful. It was a wonderful occasion and an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge our Year 12 cohort as they begin their Leadership journey in 2018. Our College Captain, Jacob Montaner, urged each of us to adopt their motto of ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ as we journey through 2018.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michal Carroll
College Principal