Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Celebrate the GPS Centenary with us!

The GPS reaches its centenary this year, providing a special opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the GPS spirit of fellowship. The GPS Centenary Music Showcase is a day of music making culminating in performances by students from all nine GPS schools in choir, symphony orchestra and concert band. Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) will host the Centenary Showcase featuring the hugely popular work, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, performed by a massed choir of 300 voices and an orchestra of 107 musicians, conducted by Maestro Andrew Mogrelia.

Book your free and open to public tickets through College Events.

GPS Centenary Music Showcase is on Thursday 22 February 7-8.30pm at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

New method of signing on for Music lessons

We have just updated our sign on process for Terrace Music and have jumped into the 21st Century with an online form which is quick and easy to use. We guarantee a five day turn around from the form being filled in to your son being on a timetable for lessons.

The new online sign on can be found via the College App/Culture/Music/Enrolment Form

To change your son’s enrolment please send an email to .

Thank you for support and feedback in this change of process.

King of the Hill debate

Unfortunately GT was defeated in the annual King of the Hill debate with the Senior A going down by two points in the debate held at Grammar. Well done to the Year 7 teams and their coaches Mrs Suzanne Cook and Miss Bridget Clarke, with three of the four teams being victorious, our best results for the night.

In Round 3 this week, we host Brisbane Boys' College. We look forward to seeing you support your teams on Friday night.

Looking ahead to Rounds 4 and 5, we will be travelling to TSS and IGS. For both rounds, we will be departing straight after school by bus and all students participating must travel with the bus to the hosting school. We will be providing afternoon tea when we arrive. Parents are able to collect their son to return home after their debate. It is important to advise your son's coach before leaving the venue. Remaining students will travel by bus back to Terrace at the conclusion of the Senior A debate. Coaches will be in contact soon to collect information to assist in the collation of rolls and dietary requirements for these two rounds. I would appreciate your assistance in providing them the necessary information at your earliest opportunity.

Finally, a reminder that any photographing or recording in a debate is not permitted under GPS and QDU Rules – unless approval has been given by the MICs of both schools. There were a number of supporters at the debates at BGS that were using devices to record and photograph during the debate. On behalf of GPS, we ask you to please delete these photographs and recordings as they breach the rules of the competition and, in some cases, privacy/child protection laws. Photographs may be taken before and after debates by supporters of their own school’s team with permission of those being photographed. We thank you for your support in this situation.

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.