Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn


This week saw a great display of dedication by many students to produce their best outcomes in their exams. I continue to be inspired by the planning, preparation and thought that many students make towards their academic outcomes. One such example is the student who has downloaded all the learning required from the checklists provided and has across this term, methodically and systematically, marked off the lists as he has mastered each topic. His commitment has given him a level of confidence approaching this exam block that is an essential part of success. 

All students have been issued with copies of the exam schedule. Copies can be obtained from Student Services or downloaded from Moodle. These timetables are an essential part of a strategic revision plan. This week and next week’s challenge is to ensure that our boys exhibit perseverance in their preparation and commitment until the completion of their final exam. Our aim is for each and every student to finish the term knowing that he has given of his best, whatever that outcome may be.

Friday Roll Call

Well done to the Year 9 boys who attend the Friday Roll Call session that Mr Coman leads every Friday morning.

Below is the summary produced outlining the key points for the week in each subject.

Reports and use of data 

Term 3 reports will be uploaded into TASS on Friday 12 October, Week 1 of Term 4.  

Reports will show a Term 3 result, a cumulative Terms 1, 2 and 3 result and an indication of a student’s application, behaviour and homework commitment throughout this term. The data from these results allows us to generate numerous reports to inform us of students who have gained ground and those who may have lost ground. This information is the focus for student conversations leading into term four around further strategies to either support or amend current learning habits. 

Next term, Year 12 students will receive a further updated estimated OP score based upon their most recent results. This will also be carried out for our Year 11 students. These estimates allow students to measure their own academic outcomes as they journey across their Senior years, which provides incentives to adapt their study habits accordingly. Scores are given within a range of two OP points. 


Next Wednesday evening at 6pm at Waterford we host our Immersion presentations summarising the breadth and depth of the various experiences over the three weeks. These programs continue to be a highlight across a student’s time at Terrace. Our overseas Immersions this year have seen the students travel to Timor-Leste, Fiji, Cape York and India. We continue to thank and appreciate the gifts and generosity of the staff who enable this program to take place. 

Australian Mathematics competition 2018 

Results from the Australian Maths competition have now been released. Terrace performed very strongly in this very challenging set of problems. 

My thanks to Mr Noel Covill, our Head of Mathematics and Mrs Cath Griffin for all of their time, dedication and expertise in setting these opportunities up for our boys.

Congratulations especially to the boys listed below: 

Best in school Award Winner(s) 

Standard Score Total Score 
  • 12S Guowen Zhang
  • 5UP Rehan De-Livera
Top students by year
  • 5UP Rehan De-Livera
  • 5UP Benjamin Sandstrom
  • 5UP James Dabelstein
  • 6UP Will Monckton
  • 6UP Hayde Sharpe
  • 6UP Adrian Chan
  • 7J Reuben Dooley
  • 7J Thomas Marschke
  • 7J Eddie Kauri
  • 8J Ryan Wong
  • 8J Adrian Jesuthasan
  • 8J Dane Ball
  • 9I Charles Macuga
  • 9I Tyler O'farrell
  • 9I Jaiman Sidhu
  • 9I Hao Do
  • 10I Yang Zhang
  • 10I Justin Jeyarajah
  • 10I Patrick Gleeson
  • 11S Darcy Little
  • 11S Jack Gardiner
  • 11S Oscar Wynne
  • 12S Guowen Zhang
  • 12S Kurtis Albert
  • 12S Thomas Waldie