Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

GPS Centenary Music Showcase is a Sellout!

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 ensemble. The 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 100 players, conducted by Maestro Andrew Mogrelia.

I am pleased to announce that this concert sold out within a week. If you have reserved tickets we ask that you do not waste the opportunity as many more people wanted tickets after they had sold out. If you no longer require these tickets please ensure you return them through TryBooking to allow them to be allocated to people on the waitlist ASAP.


Chess has begun for 2018 and our teams have been organised and are under the tutelage of our expert Chess team. After many successful years Mr Bruce Devine has stepped down from coordinating this activity and we thank him for his excellent service. Mr Liam Herne is our new Coordinator of Chess and everyone in the Chess program should have received an email from him.  Please make contact with him if you have not been receiving the emails. 


Well done to the Year 7 cohort who remains the most successful cohort in GPS Debating so far. Last Friday our Senior A lost to BBC however we were able to win 16 of the 21 debates. 

This round is against TSS.  Buses will depart the College at 3.15pm and will leave Southport after the completion of the Senior A debate.  An email has been forwarded to all students and parents giving information regarding this trip.  If you have not received an email, please contact Mr Andrew Stormonth.  For return times, please check the Cultural Twitter page.

Cultural Captains

After our recent meeting with Dr Carroll, I would like to publicly congratulate the Cultural Captains for 2018. We look forward to their leadership.


Hughston Parle – Captain
Weng Zhang – Vice Captain


Harry Rackemann – Captain
Henry Silvey – Vice Captain


Alex O’Meally – Captain
Henry Wenck – Vice Captain


Alex Gillard - Captain

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.