Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

We commenced Week 4 of the term by celebrating Mass in honour of the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice.  There is no better example of the capacity of one person to make a difference than that of our Founder.  I overheard one student asking why we were having a Mass this week and the answer is simple – if there was no Edmund Rice, there would be no Terrace.  Like Edmund, we call our students to make the world a better place through their actions.  A great example of this happened this week, when students from Treacy House ran ‘Pay it Forward Day’, a day of random acts of kindness for others with no expectation of anything in return.  This is just one example of the positive impact our Houses make in so many ways.  I congratulate our House Deans on their commitment to service and to our students for embracing the call to serve.  

The latest edition of SchoolTV has been released and is available to parents via the College App under ‘Notices’.  The topic this month is 'eating disorders'.  Traditionally, this topic has been regarded as being of particular relevance only to females, but the evidence is clear that this has become a growing issue among adolescent males.  Body image drives the behaviour of many of our young men and we need to be on the lookout for warning signs.  A reminder that all editions of SchoolTV are archived and can be found via the App.

A reminder that the Year 10 and 12 cohort photos will be taken in Treacy Court this coming Monday 14 May.  Year 12 students must arrive by 8.15am.  Boys in Year 10 will gather at Waterford and walk up together for their photo at 8.45am.  Boys are reminded to bring their school ID and to be wearing their full College uniform, including blazer.

This Monday 14 May, we hold our annual Year 7 Mother/Son evening in the Campbell Centre from 5.30pm and we have a large number of registrations.  We look forward to a memorable evening.  The timing of the event is not by chance, as the month of May is one in which we often stop to recognise the amazing women in our world who are mothers.  Our Year 10 mothers have also had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with their sons at Waterford Place this week.  I hope that our young men walk the walk as Terrace Gentlemen this Sunday and make it a special day for their mums.  On behalf of our pastoral team, I would like to thank our mums for all you do and wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.