Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

As we move into the Lenten period, it is important to note that this is a time of preparation for Easter. Central to our Catholic Faith is the death and the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Lent provides us with an opportunity to prepare and reflect on who we are as Catholics. As a College community we have mechanisms to facilitate this reflection including events such as the Lenten Appeal and the Lenten Fair. I encourage all families to support these activities.

This week has seen a number of important events take place including the Academic Medal Assembly and the Parent/Tutor interviews. There were 325 young men who received an academic medal on Tuesday and a very large number of parents at the Parent/Tutor interviews on Wednesday. My thanks and congratulations to all involved.

The last of the Parent Information evenings was held last night. I thank the College Leadership Team and other staff who attended the seven nights over the last two weeks. They create a busy start to the school year but are important. We would appreciate any feedback from families so that we can further enhance the value of these evenings.

The building program is gaining momentum. By now you will have noticed that further demolition work is occurring. I spoke to the students this week about safety and awareness as they move around the College grounds and I issue a similar warning to parents, particularly if you are visiting the College for an event. This current stage of demolition will continue for another two weeks.

Activities and events continue to occur. Information and reminders about these events is advertised via our various communication platforms. A special reminder about the Red and Black Cocktail Party - tickets are selling fast so I would encourage you to book your tickets soon.  I'd also remind people that tickets for the Terrace Rowing Race Day will soon go on sale.  These will also be quickly sold so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

As we approach the end of Week 4, I remind parents that the assessment period is well underway and that the exam block is only four weeks away. I know that many students are approaching their school work and study very well. However, academic success is only achieved with hard work and a consistent approach to homework, revision and study and it needs to be occurring now.

Finally this week, I congratulate our Sporting and Debating teams on an excellent start to their seasons. The results have been very encouraging, and I have been impressed with the way we have competed – positively and competitively. We need to maintain this high standard for the second half of the season.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal