Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


Congratulations to Harry Rackemann, Scott Moran, James Hurst and Benjamin Scuderi who have made it through to Round 2 of the State Trials – Current top 48. Good luck to these Terrace Gentlemen as they debate their way through to the next round.

GPS Debating Round 4 v TSS

Due to the illness at TSS, the only debate held last week was the Senior A.  Congratulations to our team who won this round.

GPS Debating Round 5 v IGS

An email has been sent home to all students and parents regarding the transportation for the IGS debates on Friday 9 March. These are important debates as we lost a round due to illness at TSS.  Please ensure you read this email and respond accordingly.

Due to the GPS Swimming Championships, there will be no debates this Friday night.  Best of luck to our GPS Junior and Senior Swimmers.

We Will Rock You

It is important that all students check they are reading the most up to date rehearsal schedule information.  The schedule will change as rehearsal progress.

Term 2 Sign On for Cultural Activities

Your sons can be immersed in a number of Cultural activities.  If he has an interest in Terraflicks, Theatresports, Chess or Public Speaking, please go to the Parent Lounge to 'accept' the event.

If you would like your son to have private Music or Speech and Drama lessons, these are also available to book for Term 2.  Please contact for information.

GPS Centenary Music Showcase

Congratulations to the 22 Terracians who were invited to perform at the GPS Centenary Music Showcase last week.  This year’s event had over 350 students involved from the nine GPS schools.  The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Apple and Grape Festival

This year, our students will once again march in the Apple and Grape Festival at Stanthorpe. If your son has been invited, please 'accept' the event in the Parent Lounge.

Terrace Chess

This weekend will see Terrace host a Chess competition.  Information has been sent home with the Chess students.  If you would like further information, please contact our Chess Coordinator Mr Liam Herne –

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 17 April, 5.30pm in the Founders' Room

  •  Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 17 April, 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.