Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Last night we hosted our newest Terracians, Year 5 2022, at their Orientation Evening. There were 162 excited young boys and their families ready to begin their Terrace journey in attendance on the night. My thanks to the staff involved in the evening.

I also wish to congratulate our GPS Track and Field athletes and their coaches. On Tuesday, our Terrace athletes gave their all at the GPS Track and Field Championships, with our Junior team finishing third and our Senior team finishing a very creditable sixth place. My thanks to the many coaches involved and the Year 5 and Year 7 students who supported our athletes on the day.

The Track and Field event concludes our 2021 GPS season. While there were some disruptions throughout the year, it would be fair to say that Terrace has again had a very successful year. We had large numbers of students involved in many activities. Our results were very strong and included Premierships in the 1st V Volleyball and 1st XI Football. Well done to all involved, and my thanks to the many parents and volunteers who ensured our events were well organised and welcoming for all who attended.

It is with great pleasure that I announce the College leaders for 2022.

  • College Captain - Xavier Stiles
  • College Vice Captains - Luca Gassman, Harry Lane, George Platt and Joel Snell

Congratulations to these Gentlemen of Terrace, we look forward to taking part in your leadership journey.

As has already been communicated, the GT on the Green Long Lunch has been postponed to Saturday 13 November. This will be an excellent day for our community and a brilliant way to raise funds for ParaStart and our House Friendship groups.

Next Monday night, the 2021 Celebration of Excellence will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre. This is one of our premier events of the year and provides an opportunity to showcase the breadth and quality of the holistic educational, spiritual and co-curricular activities at the College. I extend an invitation to all parents and caregivers to attend and share in this special evening.

Last week we launched the countdown to Terrace Giving Day 2021. This is our opportunity to come together to create history: our first-ever perpetual bursary. By now I hope you have seen our Terrace story on With only six days to go, I am asking for your help in two ways please:

  1. Spread the word and show your support on 20 October.
  2. Volunteer in the appeal epicentre if you can spare an hour of your time by filling in this form.

The many parents, friends and Old Boys who come together on the day to volunteer make all the difference. We can not do this without your support. On this one day, your help will have an infinite impact. Your gift, no matter what size, will be the gift that keeps giving – a bursary that will never end. I thank you in advance for everything you can do to help.

Finally this week, I encourage all parents and students to maintain their focus over the coming weeks. We all recognise that Term 4 is extremely busy. However, it is imperative that all of us keep focused to ensure that 2021 finishes well.

God Bless.