Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

GPS Chess 

Terrace has had an extremely good season in GPS Chess.  Our Premier team of Hughston Parle, Guowen Zhang, Yang Zhang, Jack Giufre and Lachlan Wood started the term in formidable fashion by winning their first three games.  That momentum has slowed slightly with a few draws and a loss but we are looking to finish the season strongly with our final game in Toowoomba.  If we can secure a 4-0 win and BBC, who currently sit in second place, lose we would tie on the same points and then it would come down to overall games won over the term to see who finishes as runners-up.  Coming second would be our best ever result in GPS Chess.  Whatever happens, I am really proud of the Premier’s hard work and training this year.

Congratulations must also go to the whole of the GPS Chess squad for a great season.  There has been a great atmosphere amongst the squad and that has resulted in wins on the boards. A special mention also goes to the three open players Charlie Macuga (Year 9), Freddie Marshall (Year 9) and Declan Farrell (Year 7) who have won every game they played this term.  Well done boys!

Next Term sees us looking forward to the Inter-School Chess Championship State Finals, which will be hosted at Terrace.  We are very excited to host the event and to have our Premier team representing the school in the tournament.  The tournament runs from the 20-21 October in the Campbell Centre.

All British Day

As you are aware, our Premier Ensembles tour internationally every two years.  To assist with the costs of these tours, fundraising is an important component to ensure as many of our students as possible can travel.  

The upcoming All British Day, held at Tennyson, is a fundraising event and we are asking families to volunteer some time (students may also assist with this fundraiser by assisting in the canteen.)  Whilst some fundraising activities can be quite tedious and time consuming, the All British Day is actually quite a fun day.  Besides spending some time checking out the fantastic British automobiles, this fundraiser gives parents and students time to get to know each other – more than just the normal greetings as they pass by on the way into or out of a concert.

There are various ways you can help and these can be found by clicking on the volunteer link here: .  If baking is your thing, home-bake goodies will also be very gratefully received.  Please contact our Terrace Performing Arts Chair, Mrs Kirsten Carroll –, or Mrs Tanya O’Meally –, if you are able to assist with baking.

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.  
Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 16 October, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre 
Debating Support Group – Tuesday 16 October, 5.30pm in the Founders’ Room

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) and Instagram (terrace_gtculture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.