Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 9 of what has been a busy term for all within the Terrace Family.

Students across all year levels are deep in their exam blocks this week. As always, all students need to maintain focus during this time. The well-earned holiday break is just around the corner. However, finishing well needs to be the focus over the coming days.

Term 3 will finish next Thursday at 3pm. Several end-of-term activities and presentations are planned for Thursday, including the Years 5 and 6 Science Fair, which is always a highlight for students and parents/caregivers alike.

The GPS season concludes this weekend with Chess, Basketball and Rugby against The Southport School at home. These will be the final matches played by our Year 12 students, and we wish them the very best as they represent the Red and Black for the last time. This weekend also marks Timor Friendship Day with our Basketball and Rugby 1st teams wearing special jerseys to commemorate this important day. The Terrace Timor Network will have a presence, and as usual, the Tennyson coffee stall will be featuring Merlo Kolega Coffee. This is always a special day on the Terrace calendar, and I encourage families to engage with the TTN and support the wonderful work they are involved with in Timor.

Later this week, all families will be invited to complete a survey regarding school fees. As outlined in the letter accompanying the survey, the College remains very conscious that families make many sacrifices to provide the opportunity for their sons to attend Terrace. We are also very aware of the challenges involved in balancing affordability with the provision of a quality Catholic education. This challenge has certainly increased in recent times, with a significant reduction in government funding expected over the coming years. As mentioned in the survey letter, the College has committed to capping any fee increases in 2022 and 2023. Your engagement with the survey will provide valuable data for the College regarding our future planning, and I thank you in advance for your involvement.

Finally this week, I am pleased to confirm that the Terrace Long Lunch – GT on the Green is back this year on Saturday 16 October. Further information will be released shortly, including the names of our charity recipients. Please make sure you have the date of this fantastic community event pencilled into your diary.

Have a great week.

God Bless.