Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

It is somewhat hard to believe that Term 3 is finished. Traditionally it is a busy term both in and out of the classroom for students, staff and parents.  This year has been no different with much happening over the last ten weeks. To this end, I hope all within the Terrace Family take some time to recharge over the coming school holidays in preparation for the ‘dash home’ in Term 4.

Over recent weeks we have been involved with interviews for various positions. Whilst this process is continuing, I am pleased to communicate the following appointments:

Dean of Students -  Mr Damien Cuddihy
Enrolment Manager -  Mrs Jen Todd
Head of FacultyBusiness & Technology:  Mr Michael MacDermott
Head of FacultyHuman Movements:  Mr Rob Sweeper
Subject Coordinator – Literature:  Mrs Michelle George
Subject Coordinator– Junior Business:   Mr James Turner

Last Saturday saw the Term 3 GPS program finish with Chess, Basketball and Rugby games against Ipswich Grammar School. The Term 3 program has been successful with many students involved and excellent results across all three activities. My thanks and congratulations to the staff, coaches and managers involved and to all the players. A special thanks to Mr Tyron Mandrusiak, Mr Tom O’Malley and Mr Liam Herne for their coordination of these activities.

Winning premierships is only one key performance indicator that can be used to evaluate the success of a season. There are many others, including level of sportsmanship, number of wins, improvement from last season and participation levels. However, I do wish to acknowledge the 1st V Basketball team for their outstanding season. The win against Ipswich Grammar School on the weekend secured them the 1st V Basketball premiership for 2019. This is an outstanding result and a credit to the coaches and players. I congratulate the 1st V Basketball team on their success and acknowledge their hard work throughout the year. Well done.

Finally this week, I wish everyone a safe and restful holiday. I wish our musicians all the best as they travel to Switzerland and Italy and I look forward to everyone returning at the start of Term 4.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff news

The Year 10 Immersion program is extraordinary in itself, but I would add that that the commitment and expertise that the Waterford staff bring to this program annually is also extraordinary. As a community, we are blessed by the dedication and generosity of the staff who make these terrific programs possible. I would also like to acknowledge the families of the staff, particularly those of staff who travel internationally and for some distance nationally.  These families make a significant contribution to the success of these programs through their sharing of partners, mums and dads for this time. On behalf of the community, I thank and acknowledge the staff of Waterford, including all teaching and non-teaching staff who made the 2019 Immersion program such a great experience for our students.

As mentioned last week, Mrs Karyn Negus will be taking leave for the remainder of the year. We wish Mrs Negus all the very best for this time. Joining us for Term 4 to facilitate Mrs Negus’s classes will be Ms Harriet O’Leary. Ms O’Leary is joining us from the United Kingdom where she has been teaching Science at all year levels. We look forward to welcoming Ms O’Leary and wish her all the best for her first Australian summer!

This week we have welcomed Mr Matthius Ottermann to the Information Technology Services team. Mr Ottermann will mainly work as a part of our support team for staff and student IT services and behind the scenes in the management of these services. 

A reminder that Mrs Kaylene Campbell and Mr Sonny Ali finish their time with us at the end of this week as Mr Luke Robba and Mr Brendan Ganley will return from long service leave next term. Thank you and congratulations to Mr Josh Kersevani and Mr Innes Harriman who have acted as Coordinator of English Years 7 to 9 and Program Leader of Years 5 and 6 during this time.

I join the extended Terrace Family in congratulating Mr Damien Cuddihy on his appointment as Dean of Students. This appointment is well-deserved as Mr Cuddihy is a talented and experienced pastoral leader who will bring a strong relational approach, presence and knowledge of the Terrace context to the role.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

As we come to the end of the examination period it is important to take time over the upcoming holiday break to reflect upon the term. 

Your son’s Term 3 report will be available on the Parent Lounge from 9am on Saturday 12 October. The results contained within this report will provide point in time data to indicate your son’s progress. This data is the starting point for discussions and reflection to occur regarding a student’s progress.

Whilst the individual subject result is an important indicator, reflection on how the result was achieved is a much more powerful message. A strong result will reinforce a student’s work ethic or positive change to study habits. A disappointing result will highlight the need to modify existing work habits and work ethic. It is vitally important that these messages are explained and reinforced.

To support the discussion, your son will again meet with his PC Mentor through the first part of Term 4. This is an important aspect of our Academic Mentoring program. The conversation reinforces the importance of academic reflection on past performance and the implementation of strategies moving forward.

Congratulations to our Senior students on the completion of their exam block. For Year 12 students, Term 3 marks a major milestone in the academic year with the completion of the QCS program and the majority of assessment for many subjects. Term 4 is a short ‘sprint’ with just four teaching weeks prior to their final exams.

I made the point to Year 11 students that the current period of assessment will be one of the toughest periods of their two year academic journey. The cohort has had a Formative Internal Assessment (FIA) and ‘mock’ External Assessment (EA) in the space of four weeks. However, I believe the insights gained from this assessment period will be invaluable as we move into summative Units 3 and 4. 

I trust that students and parents have a restful and enjoyable holiday period.

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

I would like to wish all members of our Terrace Family a happy and safe mid-semester break. I hope you get the opportunity to break from the normal school routines even if it just allows you to be a little slower out of bed in the morning. Term 3 is always a busy term at a demanding time of the year. Many thanks to the various parent Support Groups who did so much to assist in the smooth running of programs this term. The College is certainly very appreciative of this support from the parent community. 

Last weekend our 1st V Basketball team concluded what has been a fantastic season for the team and the wider program. I have been very impressed with the way in which the 1st V squad approached the season. Certainly, they were a very good team who felt they had the ability to compete strongly against their opposition this year. However, my casual observations see the defining character of this team as being the collective humility displayed as a group. They have trained hard all year, and possessing this unassuming nature I believe was a significant contributing factor to the way they won the game on the weekend. Down for the  majority of the match, by up to 15 points at some stages, they never threw in the towel. Slowly but surely the players closed the gap in the final quarter and then took the lead with a couple of minutes to go. Without a deep-rooted strength of team character, I don’t feel they could have won that match and claimed the GPS premiership as a result. My congratulations to the staff coaching and supporting the team, the basketball community and most importantly to Mitchell Wright and the players for writing their own narrative this year. A much-deserved result for the boys. 

As usual, we ask that the boys return to school with an appropriate haircut on the first day back for Term 4. The two areas that students need to pay particular attention to is that haircuts are blended on the sides (no shorter than a blade 3) and that hair can’t be pulled down over the eyebrows. Other issues that assist in establishing a productive tone at the College are use of the Terrace school bags, appropriate socks and wearing the correct sports uniform during HPE classes (House shirt and black shorts). In addition, the hat remains a compulsory part of the uniform as students travel to and from school every day. 

Finally, I would again like to take this opportunity to wish all our families a happy and safe time during the break and I look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 4. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Immersion summed up

As our Year 10s returned from Immersion, their stories, photos and memories came pouring through the door of Waterford Place. Not only was our Immersion program affirmed, so too were the reasons I teach. I teach for the moments where experiences of self-discovery are developed for young people and facilitated with care and attention, leading to enlightenment, self-awareness and growth of each individual. This most certainly occurred on the Timor-Leste Immersion. 

Below is a snippet of the reflections of our Timor immersion students, framed around elements of our shared humanity:


Timorese independence was extremely valued as they have struggled so hard for it…. This intense history has shaped what Timor is, and who the people are today. The Timorese people are so in touch with their history because many of the people living in Timor today have lived through their nation’s struggle.


In Seloi we were invited into a house for the day by a man named Mario and his family… whenever he heard the occupying military was approaching, he would run from his house, leaving with his wife and children, and escape into the jungle surrounding his property. The advice Mario gave us at the end of his story was “If you want change, go out and make change”.

Place and family

The theme of place in Timorese culture is a very significant part of everyday life. The importance of every place we visited was extremely confronting, as every place in Timor-Leste is considered spiritual. The significance of Railaco Craic is quite powerful. The community would all gather around and eat, play and enjoy watching the kids run around endlessly. 


Family in Timor is everything; even if the Timorese people have never met you, they really would like to have a conversation with you and treat you as part of their family. You are welcomed by a sparkle in their eyes and a warm and generous smile which instantly says, “we are glad you are here”.

Faith and tradition

Timorese people uphold their faith and traditions to a great extent. Mt Ramelau is a holy place to the people of Timor. During times of occupation, it was a place of sanctuary for men who were fleeing persecution. Many Timorese men and women climbed the mountain every holy day to pay respect to the people who had died during the invasion.

Peace and hope

Timor is a country of peace and hope. The nation has now moved forward considerably through independence. An area of advancement during recent years is education. The Edmund Rice Foundation and the Canossa Foundation have created hope for the future generations of Timor through creating schools around the country. 

We give thanks for the safe return of our Year 10s and for the wonderful stories, memories and perspectives with which they return home.

I wish all members of our Terrace Family a happy and safe break and look forward to continuing our year together in Term 4.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Thank you to the students and families who participated in cultural activities and those who supported them for a tremendous ten weeks. Term 3 has again been a busy term with great success. 

This term our students have returned from a successful Music tour to the USA, where our students were educated at the Music for All Summer Symposium. We were triumphant at the Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival with our best results to date: 20 Gold, 11 Silver and 1 Bronze. Our Queensland Debating Union teams ran concurrently and again engraved the St Joseph’s College name on several perpetual shields. Well done to our state champions 8.1, the entire activity for placing fourth in the state and our very own coordinator Mr Andrew Stormonth for being awarded Queensland Debating Coordinator of the year. 

While Chess appeared to place lower on the GPS ladder (seventh) the individual results are far greater than this shows, with all students fielding very well against greater opposition and having the greatest increase in individual Queensland Junior Chess ratings. This is the first year we have competed with a full team of 44 rated players. 

Theatresports finished well with two of our four teams making it through to the Queensland semi-finals. Thank you all for an impressive term and especially to the coaches and coordinators who are so passionate. 

Stay tuned to our Facebook story as we weave our way through Europe with the Terrace Choir and Waterford Soloists who will embark for Europe on Monday concluding with a performance as a part of the 5pm Mass on 2 October at the St Peter’s Bassilica. 

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

A big thank you to all families and Music students for the way that you have supported Music at Terrace this term. It was busy, varied and a great success! To the Music staff, a heartfelt thank you to you as well. 

European tour 

We are now in the final stages of our preparations for the European tour, which takes place during the Term 3 break. Highlights include performances in Geneva and Italy, culminating with participation in a mass in the Sistine Chapel for our musicians and choristers.

Holiday workshops

During the break, Music at Terrace will be holding workshops for rhythm section musicians and exam workshops for upcoming external music exams. Can I stress that if can avail yourselves of these opportunities, we would be most grateful. Please go onto the Parent Lounge to accept or decline.

Music Events

Term 3 

  • Friday 20 September - Battle of the Rock Bands
  • Monday 23 September - AMEB Brass Clinic
  • Monday 23 - Monday 30 September - European Tour 
  • Tuesday 1 October - Percussion Exam Workshop
  • Wednesday 2 - Thursday 3 October - Rhythm Section Workshop  
  • Thursday 3 October - AMEB Brass Clinic  

Term 4 

  • Monday 21 October - Placement Day (Pupil Free Day) 
  • Thursday 24 October - Chamber Music Concert  
  • Monday 28 October - 1 November - Celebration of Excellence rehearsals  
  • Monday 4 November - Celebration of Excellence  
  • Monday 11 November - Enter Reports  
  • Wednesday 13 November - Spring Concert  
  • Friday 15 November - Valedictory Mass 
  • Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December - SHEP Primary

Term 1 2020 

• Monday 20 - Friday 24 January - Music Camp 

Terrace Library

Don’t get caught short for a book these holidays

Avoid holiday boredom with a good book. Visit the Terrace Library’s e-book portal and borrow a fantastic read any time over the holidays. We have a huge range, from new releases to old favourites, fiction and non-fiction. It is easy to use, compatible with any device and the book returns automatically after two weeks so no need to worry about overdue books.

Wishing everyone in the #TerraceFamily a safe and relaxing holiday period – see you in Term 4!

Follow TerraceLibrary on Instagram to keep up with all our news and events.

#KeepReading #TerraciansAreReaders

Director of Sport | Mr Tony McGahan

Term 3 Sport 

The fast-paced season of Terrace Term 3 sport has concluded for another year. The term has delivered solid participation numbers with 453 students participating in Basketball and 712 in Rugby.

I would like to thank everyone involved in Terrace Sport this term. Thank you to the boys for their commitment to their teams, the parents for continuing to allow their sons to participate in Terrace Sport and the coaches with their caring attitude to help, guide and teach the Terrace men to gain life lessons through playing team sports. 

Mr Tyron Mandrusiak has done a great job running the Rugby program with a competitive showing across the age groups, with all boys enjoying the rugby experience. The Basketball program has continued to grow off the back of the hard work of many people. It has been an excellent season from a performance perspective across each age group and the 1st V who finished with a shared premiership. Congratulations to Mitchell Wright (Captain) and his team and Mr Matt Hamilton- Smith (Head Coach) and his staff on an excellent season on and off the court. Many thanks to Mr Tom O’Malley in his first year coordinating this program and Mr Sam Mackinnon who has coordinated the program for the last five years and is now working with the Brisbane Bullets as an assistant coach. 

During the holidays, Track and Field will be concluding their preseason preparation for the GPS Carnival in Week 4 of next term. I would encourage all students who have finished Term 3 sport to get involved and be a part of the Track and Field program to improve their physical components and represent the College. 

Finally, I would like to acknowledge all Year 12 Basketball and Rugby boys and thank them for their efforts over the years playing their respective sports at Terrace. These young men have represented the College, some since 2011. The Terrace Community is very proud of you, and in your final year at Terrace, we want to thank you for pulling on the Red & Black for the last time.

Recent sporting news and achievements

Congratulations to the students who will compete in the following events:


  • Queensland Under 16 Rugby: Harry Walters and David Vaihu. 
  • Under 15 Junior Gold Cup teams which include:  Joe Liddy, EJ Luafalealo and Will Hancock.
  • Queensland Under 14 Metro State Football Team: James Murphy
  • Under 16 National Youth Championships: Luke Davies 
  • National Youth Championships Queensland Under 17 team: Aubrey StockdaleToby Snell with Dylan Kritzinger announced as Captain. 
  • Under 17 AFL, playing the curtain raiser for the AFL Grand Final on the MCG:  Saxon Crozier 
  • World Junior Swimming Championships, Budapest 2019: Tom Neill 


  • Second - Men’s 1500m Freestyle (14.59.19)
  • Second - Men’s 400m Freestyle (3.46.27)
  • Third - Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay (1.47.58)
  • Third - Men’s 800m Freestyle (7.48.65)
  • Fifth - Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (49.14)
  • Sixth - Men’s 200m Freestyle (1.47.66)
  • Seventh - Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (49.47)
  • New College Record 400m – 3.46.27
  • New College Record 200m – 1.47.58

Parent Lounge

Participation in the school Sport program is outstanding and will continue to be so due to the quality of the programming that allows for all levels of participation and quality of coaching across individual sports.  The flow of communication is extremely important in keeping everybody informed. It is vital to ensure sure you sign on electronically via Parent Lounge for in-season and preseason activities offered each term. 

Attendance at training

I would ask that all boys commit to their attendance at training during the week and present ready for their games/lead up meets, home or away. Representing the College is something to be valued. Being a team member who can be depended on entails sacrifice and commitment, no matter the level or activity.


Please be aware that all Directors, Coordinators and Coaches have been asked to monitor training and playing uniform.  We want to represent the College and ourselves, both on and off the field with the highest standards. 


To remain up to date, please download the College App and select to receive notifications for your son's selected activities. You will find updates, training schedules, team lists, playing schedules, game/meet locations and further information under the individual sport. 

Please note we are moving away from ongoing email communication, with the College App as the main source of communication.

Have a great Term 4 in Terrace Sport.

The Weekly Wrap

Basketball Wrap

The 2019 GPS Basketball season ended in dramatic fashion in Round 9 against Ipswich Grammar School. The Terrace program yielded its best results of the season so far, winning 82% of games against IGS, including all of the ‘A’ fixtures. The program closed the season winning six out of eight days and recording its best overall winning percentage in recent history.

The day ended in a classic game of 1st V Basketball that will be forever etched in the memory of the hundreds of people who squeezed into the Ipswich Grammar Gymnasium. After trailing by as much as 12 points during the second quarter, Terrace showed incredible poise and self-belief under significant pressure to fight back and eventually take the lead for the first time in the game with minutes to spare. A vital Max Mackinnon three-point shot and a handful of free throws sealed the game for Terrace and its first premiership in GPS Basketball in 15 years. The premiership is a great reward for Head Coach Mr Matt Hamilton-Smith who has been in the role for over ten seasons and has overseen the development of this group, as well as former Basketball Director Mr Sam MacKinnon who has heralded a great change in the Basketball program at Terrace. Terrace share the 2019 Premiership with Anglican Church Grammar School and we extend our congratulations to the Churchie students and staff on a fantastic season.
The 1st V result on the weekend is representative of the growth of Terrace Basketball in the high quality of ability of the players and the switch to a winning mentality throughout the age groups. Not only did the 1st V claim the title, but the 11C, 10A, 9D and 5A teams remained undefeated throughout the season. Remarkably the 10A side recorded its fourth consecutive year as an undefeated team, extending their winning streak to 32 wins and 0 losses since Year 7.
Congratulations to all teams who represented Terrace during the season. The success of the 1st V is owned by all 453 players. The program extends its thanks to the student body for their efforts throughout the season, especially those who have been training since Term 2, as well as the parent group for their ongoing support, and the coaching staff for their on and off court mentoring of the students. Terrace Basketball eagerly awaits the 2020 season where the focus will be improving upon this season's success and continuing to build the Terrace Basketball community.

Rugby Wrap

Many thanks for your support in making our last game against IGS, BBC and TSS a success.

The continued growth of our program is a direct result of the enthusiasm and professionalism of our coaches, referees, ground staff and medical staff, the positive and supportive environment created by our parents on game day, and the ongoing commitment of the Rugby Support Group.

A special thank you to our Sports Office staff, Mr Tony McGahan, Ms Cerene Hughes and age group coordinators Mr Blair Copelin, Mr Brendan McGrath and Mr Mitch Edwards who managed to juggle team lists to ensure we had enough boys to fulfil our commitments to the GPS and supplementary draw. 

I take this opportunity to look back on the season and thank the many people who contributed to providing a safe and positive environment for our boys to experience the great game of rugby.

Our young men who displayed great sportsmanship and respect for their opponents are to be congratulated for their performances.  Their coaches, many of whom are teachers, parents and Old Boys, are to be congratulated for giving up their time as well.  The success of Terrace Rugby is due in no small part to their invaluable assistance. 

Terrace Rugby is very fortunate to have such a committed group of Sports Office staff, teaching staff, parents and old boys. 

Special thanks must go the following:

• Terrace Rugby Support Group, led by Mr Damian Hearne and Mr Sean Dollar. A special thanks to Mr Lee Bodimeade and Mr Anthony Kirk who are first to arrive and last to leave Tennyson on game day to set up and pull down.
• Mr Michael Fallon from the Rugby Support Group and Mrs Kirsten Carroll from the TLG, along with all the parents who assisted in the BBQ pit and the Canteen on game day. 
• Mr Andrew Dowling, Mrs Lou Condon and Mr Simon Porter for their efforts with the home game scoreboard, match day program and sponsorship.
• Mrs Loretta Smith and Mrs Prue Long for their efforts with the merchandise tent.
• Dr Ben Forster, his team of parent doctors and twelve9teen physiotherapy who ensured all boys were in safe hands at our home and away from home games. 
• Our Terrace Referees who quietly go about their jobs. 
• Mr Alan Kennedy, Mr Craig Jesberg and Mr Matt Wrathall who prepare the fields at Tennyson each weekend and finally all the parents and friends who supported from the sidelines. 
• We have several long serving parent coaches whose sons are graduating this year, who over the years have dedicated countless hours to the program. I thank you all.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge all Year 12 players and thank them for their efforts over the years playing rugby at Terrace. Some of these young men have played rugby at Terrace since 2011. The Terrace Family is very proud of you, and in your final year at Terrace, we want to thank you for pulling on the Red and Black jersey for the final time.

Please view the Round 9 Results 

Terrace Ladies Group

Girls Night Out – postponed until February 2020

Regrettably due to a calendar clash we have postponed the ‘Girls Night Out’ until Saturday 22 February 2020. Full refunds will be given to all those who have purchased tickets. They will be processed as soon as possible, but there will be some delay as the College retrieves the funds from Trybooking, then refunds you. Thank you in anticipation of your patience.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. The TLG is very aware that networking and bonding is very important – it is a good way to share what is going on in each year with each child, and to learn from one another about how to parent boys. We have set the date for next year - please save it in your calendar as a date claimer now.

Athletics Carnival

The first Friday back after the holidays we will see the school Inter-House Athletics Carnival out at Tennyson. This is a day filled with fun and laughter for all. This year, we will be opening the BBQ pit to cook Augustus Angus Beef cheeseburgers and hot chips for the day. This will not be possible without the support from our wonderful dads and mums who are able to volunteer their time to help.  

It is a mammoth task feeding some 1500+ boys, parents and staff. If any parent can give an hour of your time it would be very much appreciated. If you cannot come out, perhaps you are able to send home bake on the day to Tennyson or drop it at Terrace to the ‘old student services’ off Victoria St prior to 8.15am. 

No experience is necessary to help, and it is a great opportunity to meet new friends. Secretly the boys love to see their parents behind the counters.  

Volunteer links:

Year 5 Orientation  

Hospitality | 16 October 4.15-5.30pm

On Wednesday 16 October, our youngest students and their parents/caregivers come to Terrace for orientation day. The TLG’s hospitality hat is on this day welcoming everyone to the Terrace Family. If you are able to spare an hour to help it would be appreciated. It is a very quick event, all over by 5.30pm.

Volunteer linkYear 5 Orientation

All British Day 

Tennyson | Sunday 22 September

The All British Day held at Tennyson on Sunday 22 September is a major fundraiser for the Terrace Performing Arts which runs the canteen on the day.  We need parent volunteers to help on the canteen and BBQ and to provide home bake.  If you can help, even for an hour, we would be truly appreciative.   

Volunteer linkAll British Day


Monday 28 October will see the TLG AGM take place. This year, our Vice Presidents of Hospitality, Treasurer and Secretary will be retiring after two years of dedicated service. If you would like to consider taking on an official committee role or know someone who would be perfect, please read the role details below. If you have any questions, please send me an email. Please note: All retiring committee members will mentor the new office bearers through their first year. 

Vice President/s (Hospitality) 

This role is more suited to being shared by two people.

The VP (Hospitality) is the first port of call for all events requiring the traditional TLG hospitality. Assistance for larger events is supported by volunteers. Duties include: 

  • Coordinate and manage all the hospitality at TLG functions (e.g. Masses, welcome morning teas, information evenings and orientation evenings).
  • Order breakfasts for TLG meetings. 
  • Coordinate, order and manage the Track and Field Carnival. 
  • Coordinate and manage the Staff Christmas lunch.

The Treasurer ensures a familiarity with the TLG accounts, having regular communication with the relevant officer in the Finance Department. You do not have to be an accountant to fill this role. Duties include: 

  • Oversee TLG Accounts. 
  • Be familiar with the TLG accounts spreadsheet through the Finance Office and income/outcome.
  • Approve all payments and invoices - with the joint endorsement of the President or the VP (Logistics). 
  • Provide a report to the TLG meeting with a summary of income and expenses for the period leading up to then, and projected cost expectations. 
  • Organise floats and banking for the Tennyson canteen and other events requiring these supplies.

The Secretary is responsible for ensuring all formal communications are carried out in an efficient and timely manner. 

  • Manage the TLG database. 
  • Manage the TLG email account for Volunteer sign-on pages ensuring future  access and a consistent approach. 
  • Send out correspondence relating to TLG matters. 
  • Record, manage and distribute the minutes of TLG meetings. 
  • Assist the President with the Terrace News TLG segment. 
  • Liaise with Dean of Communication.
Date Claimers
  • Friday 11 October 7.30am - Inter-House Athletics Day Canteen and BBQ, Tennyson
  • Monday 28 October 7.30am - TLG AGM Breakfast Meeting, Founders’ Room

Terrace Shop

Volunteering in the Terrace Shop 

During Term 4 we will be welcoming our newest students to the Terrace Family and we need your help! We would love to have you assist us in the shop as each new student is fitted out in his Terrace uniform.

It is a lovely tradition to have current parents volunteer in the shop during this time. It gives new families an opportunity to meet other parents and ask those everyday questions in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

It doesn’t matter if you have not volunteered with us before – we warmly welcome all Terrace parents! We will be here to help you and will give you a quick cheat sheet for the fitting process.

We will attend to the uniform fittings from Week 1, Term 4: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.30am until 2.45pm. On 29 and 31 October we will need assistance until 5pm. There are two families booked at a time, therefore we need two volunteers for each fitting. 

If you are interested in helping us, please put your name down to volunteer via the following links:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We both look forward to welcoming you!

Donna Asnicar and Felice Gatenby, Terrace Shop staff


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family events here...

Details: Friday 11 October - Saturday 12 October | Bus from Tennyson following Inter-House Track & Field to Maroon, returning to Tennyson @ 5.30pm Saturday
Cost: Free of charge | Open to all current Year 7 students to attend
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Wednesday 9 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Brendan McGrath | | 3214 5217

Yr 7 Learn to Row | Book Here

Details: Sunday 13 October | 3pm - 7pm
Where: The Montague Hotel, West End
Cost: $125 per ticket  The event will support programs that empower women  and girls through education in Australia and overseas.
For further information or enquiries about the event, please contact
Jarrod Turner |

Sequins & Sandshoes | Book Here

Details: Friday 25 October | 5.45pm - 8.00pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Cost: No cost event. Please RSVP for catering purposes using the below link by Monday 21 October.
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Toni Williamson |

Swimming Launch | Book Here

Details: Saturday 26 October | 6.00pm
Where: Tennyson Rowing Sheds, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: No cost event. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Friday 18 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Vicki Spicer |

Rowing Night | RSVP Here

Details: Friday 8 November | 11.45am
Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone St South Brisbane
Cost: $87pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 3 course lunch & champagne on arrival
RSVP: via the below link by 31 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436 

Mothers' Lunch | Book Here

Details: Sunday 1 December | 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields
For further information or enquiries, please contact 
Blair Copelin |

Want to help but poor on time? You can now donate money directly to Terrace's Care and Concern Committee. Cash donations will be used to purchase ingredients to make meals for Terrace families and staff in need. 
All donations are appreciated greatly, and will support the important work this committee undertakes for our community.

Donation | Click Here

Win a brand new Thermomix TM6 - just released model!

Only 200 tickets will be sold.  $20 per ticket - get in quick before they sell out!
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Thermomix Raffle 2 | Tickets Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming parent/caregiver year level functions here...

Year 6 Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Friday 8 November | 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Where: Hello Gorgeous, 32A Chester St Newstead
Cost: $41pp (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival and nibbles
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 4 November
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Bec Gasciogne | | 0419 792 463

Year 6 Function | Book Here

Year 6 End of Year Break Up

Details: Friday 29 November | From 12.00pm
Where: Centenary Pool, Gregory Terrace Spring Hill 
Cost: $41pp (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival and nibbles
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 4 November 

Traditional Commemorative Shorts 
The traditional commemorative shorts will be handed out at this event. 
If you are unable to attend it is still possible to order and receive the shorts. 
The shorts are black Canterbury Rugby shorts (without the Terrace logo).  
On the front will be embroided "GT 2019".
On the back they can choose a name/surname/nickname of up to 12 letters.
Details of sizing are attached to the order.
Cost:  $30 (+ booking fees) for shorts and embroidery.
For further information or enquiries, please contact 
Bec Gasciogne | | 0419 792 463

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