Acting Principal’s Message | Mr Chris Ryan

Thank you once again to one and all who made Friday evening’s Celebration of Excellence exactly that; a celebration of the achievements of the Terrace Family. It was particularly pleasing to hear several speakers acknowledging the dedication and talent of our teaching and non-teaching staff and their commitment to excellence in holistically forming the Terrace student. I also congratulate Jacob Montaner on his College Captain's address.

Congratulations to our athletes who competed proudly at the GPS Athletics Championships last Saturday. The efforts on the track and on the field were the best that each individual could give and that is all any team or coach can ask for. Many a personal best was recorded and some fine individual performances were enjoyed. Thank you to the amazing troop of parents who hosted the team breakfast last week and have supported the boys throughout the season. I sincerely congratulate Declan Madden and his team, Director Mr Anthony Hayward and Head Coach Ms Tatiana Grigorieva and their team for their commitment. Finally, thank you to the students who attended the championships and supported the team until hoarse!

We enjoy a tremendous diversity of talents within our student body. More often than not this is represented within our academic program and GPS Sport and Cultural activities, but many boys excel across a wide range of areas and pursuits. Congratulations to Emil Cooper of Year 12 Windsor who has been selected to represent Australia in the World Hurling Junior Championships in Helsinki this January - a wonderful achievement. Congratulations also to team members; Joshua Bonwick, Cameron Newcomb, Matthew Rowen, Chris Good, Patrick Gleeson and Matthew Cho who competed in the Queensland First Technology Challenge Rover Ruckus Scrimmage over the weekend. Terrace competed very well against strong and talented opposition and the boys represented the College with pride and dedication. Particular thanks and congratulations to the Year 12 students; Joshua, Cameron and Matthew. Thank you to Mr Peter Whitehouse for his leadership of this team.

This week, we have announced the House Leaders for 2019. I congratulate each of these students and wish them well for their leadership journey next year:

A reminder of the morning tea at Tennyson this Saturday to celebrate the special contribution that Mrs Julie Quinn has made over 24 years at Terrace. The Terrace Family is invited to gather at Tennyson at 10am and be seated in the Old Boys’ Stand by 10.30am for some brief formalities followed by a simple morning tea, warmly hosted by the Terrace Ladies Group. Thank you one and all for their collaboration in making this lovely occasion possible. All welcome.

Finally, Dr Michael Carroll returns to the College on Monday 12 November. It is a privilege to act as College Principal and I thank the community for their support during this time. I take this opportunity to thank Mr Damien Fall, Mr Damien Cuddihy, Mr Steve Hohn and Mr Dwayne Hoy who have acted as College Dean, Dean of Students, Dean of Waterford and Mahoney House Dean with distinction during this time. I also wish to thank Mr Gavin Clements who has been on a contract teaching position with us for these five weeks; fortunately, Mr Clements will be joining the College full time next year on our teaching faculty.

God Bless

Mr Chris Ryan
Acting College Principal