Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


The premier GPS Chess team of Terrace had a challenging few weeks.  We have faced the top three highest rated schools in successive weeks. Unfortunately, this has resulted in losses for our team.  The results may indicate losses but, in each game, we have pushed our opponents to the limit.  The difference in each game being a couple of moves or a few seconds extra of time.   Last Friday we faced TSS and although the result didn’t go our way, we again were very close to gaining a victory.

The team this year features two new players and the other two players are competing on higher boards than they have previously. This season we looked to gain experience rather than challenge for the premiership.  As a team we will grow in strength and will come back stronger next year.  We look forward to our last round match in two weeks and aim to get another win to finish our season on a high.


Gregory Terrace was represented by 23 teams from Year 8 through to Year 12 in the 2019 QDU Secondary Competition. After the four qualifying rounds in Terms 1 and 2, we had eleven of these teams qualify for the finals in Term 3. These teams were: Senior A, Senior B, Senior C, Senior E, 11.1, 10.1, 10.2, 9.1, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 teams. The Senior B, 10.1 and 8.1 teams made it through to the semi finals. Our 8.1 team made it through to the grand final and presented a winning debate, receiving the Year 8 Ben Prior Memorial Trophy. Overall, we placed fourth in the 2019 QDU Secondary competition – well done to all our teams who participated in the competition!

We would also like to acknowledge the contribution from Shell Australia secured by Kim Broadfoot.


As per the calendar, our annual Terrace Jazz Night will be held tomorrow night in the newly reopened Duhig Place.  With the theme of Starry Night and the weather being a balmy mid 20s, what better way to spend an evening than listening to jazz in the outdoors.  Tickets are still available by following this link: Terrace Jazz Night .

Each year classroom and instrumental teachers are invited to nominate their most outstanding primary school musicians to participate in the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) run as a partnership between schools and the Conservatorium of Music.  Congratulations to 23 of our Years 5 and 6 students who have been nominated and will participate in this program in October.

Support Group meetings

Please note the change of venues

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 8 October, 5.30pm in the Francis Rush Room, Mt Sion.

Debating Support Group – Tuesday 8 October, 5.30pm in the Mary Rice Room, Mt Sion.

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