Captains' Corner | Vice Captain, William Roach

Last Friday afternoon, the annual Great Debate was held at Brisbane Grammar and I was blown away by the outstanding support demonstrated by the men in white shirts. There were around 70 boys who stayed at school until 7pm, making the walk over to Grammar all in the good cause of supporting fellow Terracians. Although we lost, it was a truly riveting debate, with every boy in the room staying until the closing decision. The number of boys willing to give up their Friday afternoon gave a good indication of what the rest of the year has in store for us as a community.

As Week 4 draws to a close, it is essential that boys stay focused on the tasks at hand. It is easy to start strong, but the challenge comes with maintaining that pace all the way through to the end of term. We have had great effort from students in the classroom, in co-curricular activities and around the school in general. If we want to maintain these successes to make the most of Term 1, we need to make sure we are balancing our time effectively and putting in the effort.

Success does not just happen, it must be worked at. The most effective way to do this is by supporting your mates. Whatever facet of school life it may be, we must support and celebrate each person’s talents in order to make our school stronger, and to achieve these successes. Although not all of us can debate or play 1st XI cricket, each person brings something unique to the College. However small it may be, these talents are what make up our school and by standing Shoulder to Shoulder this year and celebrating each other’s talents, Terrace will be a better place.