Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 5.  We are now into the “business” part of the term, where the enthusiasm of the start of the year can be overrun by the pressure of a busy term.  It is very important that students are into a regular routine of homework, revision, and assignment work as we progress into the Term 1 exam period which commences in Week 9.

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Student Awards.  At this event the top students across Queensland from Year 12 2017 are recognised for their academic achievements.  In a group of 28 students, there were four students from Terrace who were recognised.  Congratulations to Patrick Sharkey, Callum Waite, Connor Ryan and Patrick Cummins on achieving such success.  This is indeed testament to the skill, hard work and dedication of these four young men and the quality of partnership between home and school.  I was very proud to be in attendance last Saturday.  Congratulations to these fine Terrace Old Boys.

On Saturday, I was also witness to the extraordinary Terrace spirit at the 1sts Volleyball game against Churchie.  Although going down in the fifth set (15-13), the young Terrace Volleyballers were extraordinary with their courage and fight.  This spirit was equally apparent with the supporters who cheered for their team for nearly three hours.  Well done boys. 

On Monday, 15 Terrace students, along with a number of staff, attended the launch of the Centenary Year of the Great Public Schools’ Association ‘GPS 100’.  Throughout this year, there will be events and special rounds of competition where we will acknowledge and celebrate this special milestone.  Further to this, tonight will see the GPS Music Showcase performance at QPAC.  Over 300 musicians and singers from across the GPS schools will perform at this event.  I will continue to provide details of the ‘Centenary Rounds’ as the year progresses. 

Finally, this week, I wish to acknowledge the contributions to the College that Mr Lee Lafferty has made over the last 30 years.  Lee has been a cornerstone of the IT area in reporting and data collection during his time at Terrace.  Lee is taking a well-earned rest and on behalf of all within the Terrace Family, past and present, we thank Lee for his valuable contribution and wish him well for the next phase of his journey. 

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll, 
College Principal