Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Debating Grand Final

Last night, the Terrace Senior A finished second against Churchie in the Queensland Debating Union State Final. Congratulations to these young men for an excellent season and gaining second place in the GPS Premiership and second in the State Final. The last time we took the trophy was in 2015.

We look forward to the Years 5, 6 and 7 season next term.

Chess

Well done to our GPS Chess players. While we finished eighth for the season, the team shows promise for the future.

This year was affected by the COVID restrictions, and the Chess team were naturally disappointed not to have the opportunity to play every other school in the GPS competition. However, they thoroughly enjoyed the matches we were able to have and acquitted themselves very well indeed, especially against old rival Nudgee, where we swept the board.

There was a silver lining to the many interruptions to the season, as boys were sometimes moved up several divisions to play higher-ranked players. Terracians rise to a challenge, and our boys did exceptionally well, including holding out against some of the very best players in the country. Perhaps the highlight of the year was the chance to have a masterclass with Australian grandmaster David Smerdon, who taught the boys a great deal and then played against 16 of our boys simultaneously. We have gifted new players arriving next year, and Chess looks like going from strength to strength. The leadership of Captain Alex Ong, Vice Captain Darcy O’Rourke and the honorary Vice Captain Charlie Macuga was an inspiration, and we will miss their boundless enthusiasm as they go off to University.

Music at Sporting events

This year saw another addition to our Athletics Bands with the introduction of the Sousa Army at the Basketball. Now you will see the Pep Band at Football, Drumline at Rugby and Sousa Army at Basketball. Well done to the Sousa Army on their first season and to the Drumline, who have completed their season for Rugby and are now entering into the Australian Drumline Eisteddfod.

Support Group meetings

Support Group meetings will be held on 14 September in the Board Rooms at Mt Sion. Should you wish to contact the

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