Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 2.  I hope that the first week, particularly for our new families, was a positive one and allowed you to feel part of the Terrace Family.

An important part of the beginning of each year at Terrace are the Information Nights held for each year level.  These nights, whilst different for each year level, provide an opportunity for the College Leadership Team to expand upon what is happening in each of their specific areas.  This week the Information Nights for Years 5, 6, 7 and 10 have been scheduled, with the remainder over the next two weeks.  I encourage parents and caregivers to attend these nights.  I also thank the TLG for their support in providing supper for the Years 5, 6, 7 and 10 evenings.

I thank parents for their cooperation with the pickup and drop off processes thus far.  As you can imagine, there are a large number of cars, particularly in the afternoon.  With the building works, the congestion is even greater.  I again remind parents to use Centenary Pool car park as the major pick up area in the afternoon and to avoid Rogers Street (building works) and Victoria Street (narrowness) if possible.  I again thank you for your support.

Another significant area of focus at this stage of our year is around road safety.  Each afternoon, staff are located at various places around the school to facilitate safe road crossings.  At assembly this week, the crossing areas were explained.  To assist in promoting road safety for the students, I ask parents to further emphasise this message at home.  Already we have witnessed students crossing Water Street and St Paul’s Terrace not at the lights.  This is incredibly dangerous, so again, your support is greatly appreciated.

The assemblies for the next two weeks will have a strong academic focus.  Next week, the College welcomes back our 37 OP1 students from 2018 at the Scholars’ Assembly.  The following week, the first of our Academic Medal Assemblies for 2019 will be held.  Both assemblies are great examples of the ‘Culture of Learning’ that exists within this great College.  I look forward to seeing many of you at these events.

At this week’s College Assembly, the Captains of Cricket and Volleyball were acknowledged.  It is my pleasure to confirm the following appointments:

Captain of Cricket – William Prestwidge
Vice Captains of Cricket – Nicholas McGill and Ryan Walker

Captain of Volleyball – George Moore
Vice Captain of Volleyball – Zachary Hyams

I congratulate these young men and know that they will represent their teams and Terrace with distinction.  I also wish our cricketers, volleyballers, rowers and swimmers all the very best as they compete in the 2019 GPS seasons.  It is important that Terrace plays competitively, but it is even more important that Terrace plays with sportsmanship.  Good luck to all.

Finally this week, I congratulate all our College and House Leaders and the Year 12 cohort as tomorrow the College will host its Opening Mass and Year 12 Induction.  Our Year 12 cohort is a fine group of young men and tomorrow the staff, parents and students have the opportunity to congratulate these young men.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal