Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

It would be fair to say that it is an interesting and complex time in our world.

My newsletter article will be brief, as there has already been a significant amount of information sent home from me this week.  Rather than repeat the contents of my previous two letters, I encourage parents to refer to the College App for details of both letters.  Letter 1 detailed the Continuity of Education Plan that will be enacted should the school close.  Letter 2 detailed the significant number of events that have either been cancelled or postponed at this stage.  Depending on what happens over the coming hours/days/weeks, I will continue to provide updated information through the same forum.

The College continues to institute a range of additional hygiene practices including extra toilet cleanings, disinfecting of eating surfaces, additional cleaning of high traffic areas, extra soap and hand washing facilities, additional washing stations and reinforcements of good hygiene practices.  I would ask that parents continue to reinforce a similar message at home.

My final comment regarding COVID-19 is to ask that parents and caregivers keep me informed of all testing and/or isolation for close contacts with your family.  I thank the many people who have been keeping the College informed, but would ask that I now be the main contact point for this information.  This will assist me and the College Leadership Team in maintaining a ‘whole of College’ overview of what is occurring.

Today is the feast day of our College Patron, St Joseph.  Although our liturgy was cancelled today, it is still important that as a College community we continue to remember, acknowledge and celebrate our history and our foundation.  St Joseph was a man of integrity and simplicity, as well as being a father and husband.  His character models who we are as the Terrace Family.

I will continue to provide additional information and updates as they arise.

Have a great week and stay healthy.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal