Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, our Year 12 students sat their QCS tests.  The boys have worked very hard throughout the year in preparation for these tests and were very positive in how they approached the two demanding days.  The College will receive preliminary results in early December.

In last week’s Newsletter, I wrote of the swimming achievements of Tom Neill. This week I wish to acknowledge the achievements of the 8.1 QDU Debating Team who last week won the Final of the Year 8 Queensland Debating Union Competition.  Congratulations to Will Ames, Joss Angus-Hellyer, Jack Barends, Liam Cleary, Hugo Panizza and their coach, Mr John McKinlay for this outstanding result.  Well done gentlemen.  Mr Andrew Stormonth was also awarded the QDU ‘Debating Coordinator of the Year’ Award on Finals Night, in recognition of his outstanding work with the Terrace Debating program and for his ongoing support of the QDU competition. Well done Andrew.

Over the past weeks, a number of staff appointments and changes for 2020 have been finalised.  Mr Chris Ryan will finish as Deputy Principal and take up the role of Principal at Ambrose Treacy College. Mrs Jan Cameron will retire at the end of the year, as will Mrs Andrea Kriewaldt. Mr Damien Fall has been appointed as the Deputy Principal for 2020, Mr Michael MacDermott as HOF – Business and Mr Rob Sweeper as HOF – Human Movement.  Ms Zoe Morgan will also return to the Dean of Communication role in 2020.  In the non-teaching area, Mrs Lea Walker-Franks will finish on 13 September and Mrs Andrea Splatt will finish during Term 4.  The College is currently advertising the Dean of Students, Director of Development and Enrolment Manager positions.  As these appointments are finalised, I will update the Terrace Family through the Terrace News.

This weekend the Terrace Long Lunch will be held at Tennyson.  There will be more than 1200 people attending, and it will be a wonderful community day.  I wish to thank the organising committee, the staff involved and the many generous sponsors who have ensured this event will be successful.  I look forward to seeing many of you at Tennyson on Saturday.

Finally this week, I wish our Year 10 students and staff all the best as they commence their Immersion experiences.  Good luck.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal