Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

I would like to wish all members of our Terrace Family a happy and safe mid-semester break. I hope you get the opportunity to break from the normal school routines even if it just allows you to be a little slower out of bed in the morning. Term 3 is always a busy term at a demanding time of the year. Many thanks to the various parent Support Groups who did so much to assist in the smooth running of programs this term. The College is certainly very appreciative of this support from the parent community. 

Last weekend our 1st V Basketball team concluded what has been a fantastic season for the team and the wider program. I have been very impressed with the way in which the 1st V squad approached the season. Certainly, they were a very good team who felt they had the ability to compete strongly against their opposition this year. However, my casual observations see the defining character of this team as being the collective humility displayed as a group. They have trained hard all year, and possessing this unassuming nature I believe was a significant contributing factor to the way they won the game on the weekend. Down for the  majority of the match, by up to 15 points at some stages, they never threw in the towel. Slowly but surely the players closed the gap in the final quarter and then took the lead with a couple of minutes to go. Without a deep-rooted strength of team character, I don’t feel they could have won that match and claimed the GPS premiership as a result. My congratulations to the staff coaching and supporting the team, the basketball community and most importantly to Mitchell Wright and the players for writing their own narrative this year. A much-deserved result for the boys. 

As usual, we ask that the boys return to school with an appropriate haircut on the first day back for Term 4. The two areas that students need to pay particular attention to is that haircuts are blended on the sides (no shorter than a blade 3) and that hair can’t be pulled down over the eyebrows. Other issues that assist in establishing a productive tone at the College are use of the Terrace school bags, appropriate socks and wearing the correct sports uniform during HPE classes (House shirt and black shorts). In addition, the hat remains a compulsory part of the uniform as students travel to and from school every day. 

Finally, I would again like to take this opportunity to wish all our families a happy and safe time during the break and I look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 4.