Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Thank you to the large numbers of parents who have attended the Parent Information nights over the last few weeks.  It is always pleasing to experience the strong sense of partnership between home and school.  We have attempted to shape each information night to the appropriate year level, both in terms of content and the level of detail provided.  We are interested in your feedback to assist in refining these evenings for next year.  Over the coming weeks, Mr Damien Fall will send a survey to all families seeking feedback and suggestions regarding the nights.  Your feedback is valued.  I also remind parents that the PowerPoints for each information night can be found on the College App.

The last two Tuesday College Assemblies have had a strong academic focus.  The Scholars’ Assembly and the Academic Assembly were both occasions where the students were acknowledged for their academic achievements in 2019.  Congratulations to all medal winners and my thanks to the staff, parents and caregivers who have supported the students in their academic journey in 2019.

The first of the Year 12 Kairos retreats was held last week.  This incredibly powerful experience for our Year 12 students is the culmination of their Retreat program during their years at Terrace.  The engagement of the parents and staff at the final dinner is one of the highlights of the retreat.  My thanks to the staff who were involved.

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, signifying the start of the Lenten season.  The College will commemorate Ash Wednesday with personal and intimate House liturgies.  Ash Wednesday will also mark the launch of the College’s Lenten appeal.

The GPS program continues in full swing with Debating, Cricket, Volleyball and Rowing occurring this term.  It is great to see so many students involved in the various activities and the strong parent presence at the various venues.  A reminder that Mr Cuddihy has clearly outlined to students the correct uniforms that are to be worn on Saturday.  In simple terms, the students can wear their playing uniform, their co-curricular shirt for warming up or the formal College uniform if supporting the 1st team.  I thank all parents for supporting this position.

Finally this week, it is my pleasure to inform the Terrace Family that James Hurst and Jack Gardiner (2019) have each been awarded the Queensland Certificate of Education Achievement Award for 2019.  These awards are given to the top 31 students across the state.  This is an outstanding achievement, and on behalf of the entire Terrace Family I offer my congratulations to both gentlemen.  Well done.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal