Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll
Dear members of the Terrace Family,
Welcome to Week 3. Last week we held the second round of Parent/Teacher interviews via Microsoft Teams and again, the response from both staff and parents appeared positive. Mr Damien Fall has sent a Parent Survey seeking your feedback regarding the processes involved, and I would encourage you to respond. Given the positive feedback received so far, we are seriously considering continuing the online format in some capacity for future Parent/Teacher interviews.
The routine of the school week should now be well established with your sons. The Assessment Calendars were distributed in Week 1, as were Checklist documents to students in Years 5-10. Both these documents are valuable in the planning process for students. All students should now be doing homework and revision throughout the week.
For our Year 12 students, ATAR interviews with the CLT are continuing. The Year 12 cohort also has a diagnostic IA3 exam in Maths occurring shortly. Although this exam will not count towards final marks, it is critical that all Year 12 students prepare well, as results will provide an important signpost of their progress. All Year 12 students will be involved in a full program of Mock External Exams commencing in Week 8. These exams will now be the students’ focus for Term 3 and will provide invaluable insight into the rigours of an external exam program. While these exams do not count towards the final ATAR, they will be closely modelled on the real exams to be held in October. I will continue to remind parents/caregivers and Year 12 students about the critical importance of these exams over the coming weeks.
This week our Year 10 students commenced their subject selection process for Year 11 2021 with a Virtual Information Night and follow-up interviews. This is an important part of your son’s senior school journey. I encourage parents to discuss the selection process with their sons and to please contact the relevant staff if you have any queries.
At this week’s Assembly the Tennis, Football, Chess, Rugby and Cross Country teams were introduced. I congratulate all players, particularly those selected in the First teams. I would also like to congratulate our Captains:
- Captain: Yang Zhang
- Captain: Callum Walsh
- Vice Captain: Dan Migotto
- Vice Captain: Ned O’Rourke
- Captain: Josah Hitchcock
- Vice Captain: Malakai Love-Semira
- Captain: Henry Davis
- Vice Captain: David Vaihu
- Vice Captain: Marly Bitungane
- Captain: Will Campbell
The Semester 1 Academic Assembly will take place on Tuesday 4 August. Unfortunately, parents/caregivers will not be able to attend the assembly in person. However, to allow families an opportunity to witness the medal ceremony, the College will stream the ceremony from the Campbell Centre. The live stream will be available to view online. To watch the live stream of the Assembly please visit the College's YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmthon7CF_xfhPJ9C5LAWw
Finally, at College Assembly this week we acknowledged Catholic Education Week. As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, we celebrate that we are part of the Catholic Education Family and that our educational journey is centred on Gospel values. Many of us within the Terrace Family have been fortunate to receive a Catholic education, which provided the foundation of who we are today.
Have a great week.
Dr Michael Carroll