Principal's Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Last Friday our swimmers represented Terrace with distinction.  At the Annual GPS Swimming Championships our Junior GPS team placed first, whilst our Senior team gained a very creditable fourth place.  Both were excellent results and importantly, a ‘culture of belief’ was very evident amongst our swimmers.  The Open 6 x 50m freestyle relay team personified this culture when they swam into third place in the final event of the night and thus secured our overall fourth place for the team.  Congratulations to all our swimmers and coaches for your dedication and hard work.  Well done.

This weekend we turn our attention to the Head of the River at Wyaralong.  Like our swimmers, our rowers have been training very hard and this weekend is their Grand Final. There will be a strong contingent of supporters heading to the dam with many Cricket and Volleyball teams having a bye weekend.  On behalf of all the Terrace Family I wish our rowers all the very best at the Head of the River this weekend.  I know that they will do us proud.

Last Saturday night the inaugural Red and Black Cocktail Party was held.  It was a very successful evening with 650 guests in attendance.  The Gregory Terrace Foundation hosted the event and during the evening presented the College with a cheque for $1.62M.  Of this money, $320 000 is directed to the Edmund Rice Bursary Fund and the remaining $1.3M will support the College’s building programs.   This is a significant donation to the College and is the result of the generous support of families, both past and present.  My sincere thanks to the Foundation for their generous support.

Finally this week, with the exams just around the corner, I include some words that Mrs Julie Quinn sent to our Year 12 students last week.  Whilst they were directed to Year 12 students, they are equally relevant to all students:

“These final two weeks are our building weeks.  You need to consolidate your understandings and skills with much revision.  Make sure your study plan reflects the timing of your exams”

Good luck to all students as they work towards their approaching exams.  Remember, there is no substitute for hard work.

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal