Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Burns
As school life returns to normal after a week of orientation and settling in, it comes as no surprise that the strong support provided by all existing students at Terrace (not just Years 11 and 12) continues. This is a sure sign of what is to come and is representative of the inclusive culture that Terrace has built over the years. This culture has been cultivated to provide the best environment for students, new and existing, to learn and grow whilst being surrounded by people who will encourage and support them.
The start of this week also saw the first of the Year 7 camps with Barrett House heading out to Maroon. Many students only have the opportunity to experience Maroon and what the camp experience has to offer on three occasions throughout their time at Terrace. I encourage all the boys who are on their way out there to truly immerse themselves in the experience and use the time to bond with all members of your House. At the conclusion of all camps, the boys take part in a retreat. Each year, the Campus Ministry team runs a different retreat with Year 7 taking part in the Shalom Retreat, Year 8 in the Emmaus Retreat and Year 9 in the Micah Retreat. These retreats offer students an opportunity to reflect and gain a better understanding of their life and the people within it.
Finally, all Term 1 sports kick off this weekend with Volleyball beginning their bid for the premiership this week against Toowoomba. Sport and culture play an integral role at the College and I encourage everyone to get involved as it will no doubt be very beneficial. Congratulations to all the boys who competed last weekend and good luck to everyone this weekend.