Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Success - Lions Youth of the Year Competition

The Terrace success continues for the Lions Youth of the Year Competition with Finley Prentis winning his round and now making it through to the Regional Final of this national competition.


Well done to the 50 students of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drumline who recently performed at the Apple and Grape Festival in Stanthorpe. This is a biennial festival which saw our Drumline perform in 2016. It is an excellent show of growth and success to now be sending the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drumline who together form a parade band. Many comments on the day and after the event indicated that the Terrace boys were a highlight of the parade.

Musical – We Will Rock You

This weekend we welcomed our lead choreographer to the staff - Mr Simon Lind. Simon has been integral in the background creating the choreography and spent this Sunday with the cast of the musical to polish what they had done so far. Simon has an extensive background in dance and his choreography credits include, Australia Idol, Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance. Simon was also an Artistic Director for X-Factor in 2010. We look forward to working with him along this journey.

Musical Donations

As we move forward with the musical we are calling for donations to add to our costuming. The more donated items we can add the less we need to source, which helps us keep the budget down.  We thank you in advance for any items you may be able to assist with. Due to our cast we would like items that you may think would be appropriate for teenagers and as we will be adjusting them we would only like items which you will not require back.

  • Aqua or light blue surgical scrubs – x 2 sets
  •  Stethoscopes x 2
  • Men's Biker style jacket (M or L)
  • Men's leather look jackets - all styles
  • Denim jackets, Denim vests
  • Men's business suits - 2 piece jacket and trousers
  • Ladies business suit - skirt and jacket

If you have any of these items please drop them with your name to the Cultural Office.

Thank you to the parents who were fitting, altering and sewing costumes at last weekend's rehearsal. You are invaluable to our program.


Last weekend Terrace held the Terrace Rapid Chess competition, which went very well. All 31 competitors played great games with Hughston Parle taking out the joint first prize.  Well done to Joshua Alfredson in Year 7 for also being on the team of prize winners.

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 Old Boys’ Room  
Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 17 April, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre    

Staying in touch  

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.