Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Welcome back to Term 2.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

I trust you had a restful and pleasant Easter break. The abrupt and unexpected end to Term 1 was not quite how it was planned. I do hope people were safe during that time and did not sustain damage to property. With Term 1 behind us, it is important to approach Term 2 positively and from Day 1.

At the end of Term 1 we farewelled some staff who were going on leave or moving on from Terrace. I take this opportunity to welcome Mrs Kara O’Neill to Terrace. Kara is an experienced educator and will be teaching Japanese. We also welcome back Ms Bianca Brunetti who was on leave during Term 1.

There are several new staff who join us this term in various capacities – Mr Sam Fisher (Terry Bower), Mrs Cath Gooley (Marie Allen), Mrs Judy Ariotti (Andrew Ball), Mrs Susie Cooper (Mary Meadows), Mr Alex Berry (Anthony Hayward), Mrs Sue Henry (Janine Sulzer), Mr Andrew King (Waterford/Phil Elvery), Mrs Jayne O’Connell (LE), Mr Liam Hearne and Ms Maia Calci (Art). I also want to acknowledge some staff who will be assuming Acting Middle Leadership roles during the term, Mrs Mary Cassidy (Japanese Coordinator), Mrs Jamie Newnham (HOF Science), Mr Anthony Baruksopulo (Windsor House Dean) and Mr Peter Finch (Physics Coordinator).

Over the holiday break many staff, parents, coaches and students were involved in a range of activities, including tours, training clinics, rehearsals and competitions. I congratulate all involved in these activities and am confident that the work done over the holidays will provide the results in the upcoming season or performances.

Term 2 is another busy and full term and it is important that all students focus on their studies from Day 1. Term 1 reports were emailed to families in the first week of the holidays and Parent/Teacher meetings are scheduled in the upcoming weeks. Many students worked hard in Term 1 and were rewarded with good results. There were some that did not work as hard as is expected, so it will be important for all students to reassess their study program and prioritise time for homework and study. Like most things in life, academic success only happens with hard work and a strong partnership between teachers, parents and students. As a school community, I encourage all to strengthen this partnership.

This weekend sees the commencement of the Term 2 GPS season with Football and Tennis. There are again large numbers of students involved in both programs and I wish all players the very best in the upcoming season. At this week’s Spirit Assembly, I urged the students to ‘play hard’, be competitive but always display the highest levels of sportsmanship and respect on the field or court. Terrace Sport must have a reputation of competitiveness and sportsmanship if it is to succeed.

Over the holidays some works were carried out in the Campbell Centre to further improve the acoustics of the centre. My thanks to Mrs Gillian Adams for her work and support in actioning this development. At our assembly on Tuesday the sound was notably enhanced. In fact, when on stage, I could hear people speaking! Thank you to Gillian and also to Tony Macksey and Kurt Gentner for their design and installation work.

In keeping with the building theme, progress on the Mt Sion/Duhig Place project is continuing and we will hopefully go to tender in early May with work commencing by June/July. As more detailed information becomes available I will keep you informed via the Terrace News.

Finally, this week, I will put on my ‘Parking Inspector” and ‘Policeman’ hats and request parents to exercise care and attention when driving around the streets near school. Please follow the traffic rules, avoid double parking and ‘U’ turns in Rodgers Street and be aware that nearly 1600 students exit the College at 3.05pm each day. Similarly, I ask that you remind your sons about the need to cross roads safely when travelling to and from school. This was a source of major concern towards the end of last term and I ask for your support on this issue. Staff will be closely monitoring this during Term 2.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal.

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Please read for Term 2 staff news.

Staff News

Congratulations to Mr Matthew Cocking and Mrs Lauren Cocking on the safe arrival of their second child over the holidays. Baby Jett Asher is doing well.

Congratulations to Mr Liam Herne and his partner Carolyn on the birth of their baby girl Eliza Rose born on 18 April.

Congratulations also to former College Dean, Mr Chris Mayes whose first grandchild Elijah arrived over Easter as well.

A warm welcome back to Ms Bianca Brunetti from her leave. Thank you to Mrs Jayne O'Connell for her support of the College last term. Mrs O’Connell will now transition to a part-time role within the Exceptional Learners Faculty.

Joining the Languages Faculty is Mrs Kara O'Neill who will be teaching Japanese from Years 5 to 11. We welcome Mrs O’Neill and look forward to her contribution to Terrace.

Welcome to Mr Sam Fisher who commenced with the IT Services Team over the break as Information Systems Support Officer. Sincere thanks and congratulations to Mr Trevor Buley who did an outstanding job in this role in an acting capacity for several weeks last term.

A big thank you to Mrs Judy Ariotti who will join us this full time this term while Mr Andrew Ball is on long service leave. Thank you to Mr Peter Finch for facilitating Year 12 Physics for this time.

Welcome to Mrs Cath Gooley who will act as Personal Assistant to the Principal this term while Mrs Marie Allen enjoys her long service leave.

Welcome to Mr Alex Berry who joins us for this term in the Religious Education, Humanities and Human Movements Faculties while Mr Anthony Baruksopulo acts as Windsor House Dean. Alex is located in the HPE staff room.

Welcome back to Mrs Sue Henry who will be teaching Art this term while Mrs Janine Sulzer is on long service leave. Thank you also to Mr Liam Herne and Ms Maia Calci who will assist with teaching classes and aide support during this time as well.

Welcome to Mr Andrew King who joins the Science team at Waterford for the first four weeks of Term while Mrs Karyn Negus is on long service leave. Thank you to Mr Phil Elvery who joins us on main campus for this time to lead Mrs Negus’s classes.

Best wishes and thank you to those staff who will act in Middle Leadership roles for this term and to Mrs Mary Cassidy who will act as Subject Coordinator: Japanese for the remainder of the year:

Mrs Jamie Newnham Head of Faculty: Science

Mr Anthony Baruksopulo House Dean: Windsor

Mr Peter Finch Subject Coordinator: Physics

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

Welcome back to Term 2 after what I hope has been a time for some relaxation and family activities.

With the Term 1 assessment and reports completed, an academic summary that tracks both individual and class results has been compiled. The follow up of the data in this academic summary will take place over the next few weeks with Parent/Teacher /Student interviews and conversations between Heads of Faculties, House Deans and students. I do encourage students to reflect on “what worked” and “what didn’t work “in Term 1. As outlined in the information emailed home with reports, bookings for the Parent/Teacher and Student interviews are to be done via the Parent Lounge. I would encourage boys to also attend these interviews as this is a time where strategies to move forward or to sustain strong outcomes can be offered by the classroom teacher. Classes will conclude at 12.55pm on Wednesday to allow teachers and students to attend these interviews.

All students have been issued with assessment calendars that outline the date issued and due dates of assessment. This is a most important document in planning for the term ahead. Also on Moodle, there is the “checklist” which outlines all concepts, knowledge and skills required for comprehension and learning for this term. I encourage all students to have their study plan completed by the end of this week in preparation for the term ahead.

Last evening, we had our Immersion information evening for Year 10 students and families. My thanks to the Waterford staff who so generously give their time and expertise to allow such a program to run. Programs on offer to date this year are: Cape York, Beyond Borders, Career Pathways, Photography, Australian Catholic University, Outdoor Education, Pilgrimage through India, Timor-Leste, Fijian Village life and the US exchange program. These programs offer learning experiences beyond the class room setting and hopefully provide our boys with life skills, opportunities for leadership and the ability to work in teams.

Below is an extract from an article from the magazine Scientific American. It serves as a timely reminder as we commence Term 2 that whilst technology is a wonderful aid to learning our focus is to continue to use hand written notes for our understanding and memory.

Mueller and Oppenheimer included a study in which participants were asked to take notes by hand or by laptop and were told they would be tested on the material in a week. When participants were given an opportunity to study with their notes before the final assessment, once again those who took longhand notes outperformed laptop participants. Because longhand notes contain students’ own words and handwriting, they may serve as more effective memory cues by recreating the context (e.g., thought processes, emotions, conclusions) as well as content (e.g., individual facts) from the original learning session.

Because students can use posted materials to access lecture content with a mere click, there is no need to organise, synthesise or summarise in their own words. Indeed, students may take very minimal notes or not take notes at all, and may consequently forego the opportunity to engage in the mental work that supports learning.

Technology offers innovative tools that are shaping educational experiences for students, often in positive and dynamic ways. The research by Mueller and Oppenheimer serves as a reminder however, that even when technology allows us to do more in less time, it does not always foster learning. Learning involves more than the receipt and the regurgitation of information. If we want students to synthesize material, draw inferences, see new connections, evaluate evidence, and apply concepts in novel situations, we need to encourage the deep, effortful cognitive processes that underlie these abilities. When it comes to taking notes, students need fewer gigs, more brain power.”

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

There is rarely a dull moment at Terrace.

Welcome to Term 2 after what was a sudden and unexpected finish to our first term, thanks to Cyclone Debbie. I hope that all of our families were able to enjoy a break over the Easter period and I trust that our young men have returned feeling rested and full of enthusiasm for the new term. A quick look at the calendar indicates that this will be a short term with numerous interruptions, meaning there is no time to waste; students have heard the message that they need to get down to work immediately.

There is rarely a dull moment at Terrace and on Monday of next week (24 April), we hold our annual Inter- House Cross Country carnival. The day will include an ANZAC Day Liturgy, some classes and the Cross Country races. As with all House events, the focus is on participation, fun and House connection. On this day, all students are asked to wear their House sports uniform to school. It is an expectation that every student who is physically able to do so, completes the course for his House. This is an enjoyable, important and compulsory day for all students and I look forward to everyone attending and participating to the best of their ability.

A reminder that students will be dismissed at 12.55pm on both Wednesday 26 April and Wednesday 3 May to allow students to attend Parent | Teacher | Student interviews.

With the start of the new term comes the commencement of new sporting seasons, namely Football and Tennis. We are hopeful of attracting a large crowd of spectators for our First XI match against Nudgee at Tennyson this Saturday at 12pm. All boys supporting the First XI have been asked to ensure that they wear their College uniform (greys and tie) and sit in the grandstand for the match. This includes those who have already played. I ask parents to assist us by ensuring their sons are correctly dressed if they are going to be attending. Many thanks in anticipation of your support with this matter.

Another reminder that winter uniform commences on Tuesday of Week 3 (2May). As previously communicated, this means all students must wear their blazer to and from school every day. Long trousers are compulsory for students from Years 11 and 12, while younger students who consistently struggle to wear their socks pulled up will be asked to wear long trousers.

This term, we continue to push the message about road safety. Students have been asked to ensure they only cross roads at designated crossings, even if it means walking slightly further to do so. The welfare of students is our top priority and we need them to help by making good decisions when it comes to their safety. I look forward to a positive and highly successful second term for all members of our community.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

The MDA Work & Welcome Program

Work & Welcome

We pride ourselves with acting humbly and being able to ‘talk the talk and walk the walk’. Being able to proudly live out our values we espouse doesn’t happen automatically. It requires an ongoing commitment, reflection and generosity of heart. This week we welcomed Hassan Ali as new member of staff. Hassan joins us for Term 2 through the generous support of current staff members’ towards the Multicultural Development Association’s (MDA) Work & Welcome program.

We have several connections with MDA, who are a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1998 to promote multiculturalism and empower people from diverse cultural and language backgrounds through advocacy and community development. It is through the Work & Welcome program, and the hosting of the Global Games at Tennyson and our participation in the annual Lantern Parade that we foster our connection with the MDA. Most importantly, it’s through these initiatives that we are able to ‘walk the talk’ – to live what we value.

The Work & Welcome program is a highly successful initiative, operated by MDA that provides direct assistance to refugees and new arrivals to find work in Australia through paid work opportunities. Donations are secured from corporations, organisations and individuals. These donations fund the placement of individuals in work experience placements for an average period of 12 weeks. Over the course of the past 18 months our staff had made ongoing contributions to this program.

Hassan has been warmly welcomed into our Terrace Family and we look forward to his valuable contribution to our community. On behalf of Hassan, thank you to the staff who have made Hassan’s placement possible. Hassan has expressed his sincere gratitude for this opportunity and is looking forward to being part of our community.

The MDA Work & Welcome offers multiple sponsorship opportunities. To find out more about the Work & Welcome program, more information is available here

The Good News of Terrace – Our Eddie’s Van Big Brekkie Program continues with the support of our Holiday Roster volunteers.

A big “thank you” on behalf of our Eddie’s Van patrons to our Old Boys, parents and friends who volunteer their time and friendship to ensure that our Big Brekky can operate during the school holiday period. Your generosity is warmly embraced each morning.

Years 7, 8 and 9 Program Leader | Mr Damien Coman

The time for goal setting and planning is now.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 students will start their formation lessons around three main points

  1. A reflection on their report from last term
  2. Goal setting for this term
  3. Setting a weekly routine plan as well as an assessment plan for the term (students need to include the start date, their own completion date, finally the due date set for each task).

All students received their assessment calendar which needs to be viewed at home and placed where it is in the mind of boys as early as possible. The weekly routine plan and due dates/assessment plan will be completed in the boys’ formation booklets in class. A copy of this needs to also be placed in front of boys at home in their room/study area. Each student received a Terrace wall planner at the start of the year, this would be the best format for this information to be displayed on.

We will go through goal setting, a combination of shorter and longer term goals, time framed, realistic and measurable goals.

The time for goal setting and planning is now. Otherwise the business of the term will take over. It is a great skill for boys to develop a plan of where they are going rather than just arriving.

The goal is the ‘what’ but it is the ‘how’ that involves the steps required in reaching the goal. Parent/student/teacher interviews may provide a great opportunity to develop some ‘how’ ideas when it comes to improvement for this term.

Students in Years 7 and 9 will take part in NAPLAN during Week 4. Heads of Faculty English and Maths held very productive workshops in the final week of school with our Years 7 and 9 students.

Tuesday 9 May | Language Conventions & Writing

Wednesday 10 May | Reading

Thursday 11 May | Numeracy-Calculator and Non calculator

I will continue to facilitate Year 9 Roll Call for any student at 7.50am in GT125 throughout the term. This may be something that assists boys to stay on top of their course by recalling the main points with others each week.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

This year's entertainment books will help raise money for House Choir Night.

Term 2 Culture

Speech & Drama

Many of our Music and Speech & Drama students enter external examinations that are accredited across the world. One of these boards is the Australian Music Examination Board which run the Speech & Drama exams. We would like to congratulate all students who enter these exams, however a special mention must go to 2016 Speech & Drama student Tom Loudon who received the highest grade in the country as well as Year 12 student Fergus Gregg (Terrace Rock Band, Terrace Choir and AHS Production) for receiving the highest Grade 7 mark in Queensland.

Entertainment Books

This week sees the launch of 2017/2018 Entertainment Books. The book is now available in both hard copy and digital form for your phone. From each book sale $15 is donated back to the College. We are looking to use this year’s money towards the purchase of new resources for 'House Choir Night'. Please use this link to purchase your copy here.

Public Speaking – Toastmasters

Tonight, sees the first meeting of Toastmasters for 2017. Meetings are 5.15 – 7.30pm in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place. Contact Adrian Pauley for further information.

QDU Debating

Senior B and C - Reschedule of Round 2 Debate

We have been advised by QDU of the rescheduled dates for the Round 2 Senior B and C debates. Details are below:

Debate: Mt St Michael's College 12.1 vs. St Joseph's Gregory Terrace 12.1 (Senior B)
New Venue: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
New Date and Time: Thursday 27 April, 2017 @ 7pm

Debate: St Margaret's Anglican Girls School 12.1 vs. St Joseph's Gregory Terrace 12.2 (Senior C)
New Venue: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
New Date and Time: Thursday 27 April, 2017 @ 7pm

Terrace Sunday Rapid Chess

Sunday Rapid Chess is restricted to players under 21 and will be held Sunday 21May in rooms 5.5 and 5.6 Level 5, St Joseph’s College. Entry is $20, payable on day if registered earlier. This competition is not restricted to Terrace students only.

Initial registrations by email to Bruce Devine by 5pm Friday 19 May. Late entry on day is $30. Round 1 of 7 begins 10am.

Prizes of $150, $100 and $50 for Open 1st, 2nd and 3rd. If you ranking is below 700, prizes for 1st and 2nd are $50 and $25 respectively.

Supporter Group Meetings

TPA Meeting – Tuesday 9May| 5.30pm| Callan Centre
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DSG Meeting – Tuesday 9 May| 5.30pm| Old Boys Room

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Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

Welcome back to Term 2.

I hope you all had a great Easter break. During the holiday period we had workshops taking place in preparation for some of our Term 2 events. The ANZAC Band spent some time preparing for our march in next Tuesday’s ANZAC Day Parade in the CBD. Our final rehearsals for this performance will take place this coming Sunday at Tennyson and Monday afternoon at school. For those watching on the day, we will be marching twice, following No. 14 Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm and RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and then the No.104 6 Squadron Colour Party.

The Red Peppers Pep Band worked on their program which they will be performing to provide spirit at football games during the term. The first of which takes place at Tennyson this Saturday. Event memos with detailed information regarding these performances can be found on the Terrace App.

Registration for the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival is now open. Pemulwuy! is a triennial event based in Brisbane, Queensland and we have always had good representation from Terrace in previous years. It aims to encourage males throughout Australia to engage in singing at whatever level of experience they find themselves and to build networks between conductors and artists who work in this unique field. If you would like to register or find out more information, please visit

There are vacancies in the Terrace Youth Choir (Years 5-8) rehearsing Wednesday mornings at 7.15am in the Chapel. Please contact our choral director, Mrs Debattista, ( if you require further information.

For those students who perform in the beginner and intermediate level ensembles, it is a requirement that they wear grey trousers for performances. This provides a more formal and unified look. The first big concert event for these groups will be the Winter Concert on Thursday 18 May. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Year 5 and 6 Band and Strings classes do not need to purchase trousers.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in Culture | Music.

Term 2 Events

  • Red Peppers Pep Band | Saturday 22 April 11am, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band | Sunday 23 April, 10am - 12pm, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band |Monday 24 April, 3.15pm – 4.30pm, Treacy Court, Terrace
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band |Tuesday 25 April, 8am – 12.30pm, meet at Terrace, march in Brisbane CBD.
  • Red Peppers Pep Band | Saturday 6 May, 2pm, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • Terrace Jazz Combo |Saturday 6 May, 4.30pm, Tennyson Playing Fields, Term 2 Sports Launch
  • GPS Music Showcase | Wednesday 17 May, selected performers only. All day rehearsals and workshop, Concert at QPAC Concert Hall, 7pm.
  • Winter Concert| Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm. Please note the date for this event has changed due to a clash with GPS Music Showcase.
  • Norman Clarke Concert | Sunday 21 May, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm.

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

The Rugby 7s curtain raiser at Suncorp Stadium

Welcome back to Term 2 – another busy term.

Well done to all the boys that participated in Easter training, clinics, camps and tours, the sheer volume of boys involved was staggering. Thank you for making your time available. The work that was completed by all boys will show dividends come game time.


Round 1 vs Nudgee College this weekend. What a way to start the respective seasons. Both activities at home Tennyson for Football and Spring Hill for the 1st and 2nd Tennis.

Good luck to all boys and as reminded at assembly – it is good to compete strongly and fiercely but with respect to our opponent and with humility and of course always the best of sportsmanship.


The sharing of information to 700 Football Players, 150 Tennis players, 350 Rugby A/B, 200 Basketball members, 200 Cross Country and 30 Gymnasts is exceptionally important in trying to keep everybody informed.

That is why it is vitally important to make sure you have signed on electronically through PARENT LOUNGE.

If you are not receiving emails or important information please:

  • Check you are signed on
  • Download the College app – and ensure SPORT notifications are switched on
  • Follow Terrace Sport on Twitter

There is plenty of information being sent.


From time to time I reaffirm with parents the place of selections in team discussions. It is a highly emotive issue for some parents and I would never presume that any coach in any activity gets every selection 100% correct every time. What I can confirm that every coach selects what he believes is the best team that he believes can be successful.

Every coach wants to be successful – and he will choose his team – normally in consultation with a fellow coach, age group coordinator, Director of Activity in order to be successful in his judgement.

There is a saying that “cream rises to the top”, and if a boy has been overlooked or is incorrectly placed in a team – his performance will make enough noise to ensure he gets elevated into a higher team. Squeaky wheels do not generate team movement.

With over 50 teams representing Terrace in Football and 27 teams in Tennis, it has been a challenging job to get all boys organised into teams (especially when a few of them don’t come to training in Week 1) and ready for Saturdays fixtures.

If there are questions that a boy or parent wishes to raise, please contact:



Mr Brendan MCGRATH




And I am sure we can work through any concerns.


All boys representing the College must be in correct Terrace attire. Please refer to the recent emailed Looking Ahead documents (available on the app) as well as the Sport Co-Curricular Uniform booklet (available on the app) for item clarification.

Variations to the Terrace attire are not acceptable.

In season 2016, we generally were good but on occasions let ourselves down – let’s get 100% from this Saturday.

Mega Season Launch Raffle

​As part of the Term 2 Sport Mega Season Launch, there will also be a raffle.

The amazing prizes on offer include:

  • Emporium hotel overnight accommodation in king spa suite with breakfast for 2, valet parking and a welcome cocktail on arrival - valued at $750
  • Framed art landscape photo by Queensland award winning photographer Roxanne Gorman - valued at $750
  • Private coaching session package (3 X 1 hour sessions) with Tom Laxton, Technical Director of the Brisbane City Football Club - valued at $300
  • Nikki Lissoni pendant with accessories from Anderson's Treasure Store - valued at $300
  • 2 X $250 Canterbury vouchers
  • $250 travel voucher from Noller & Turner Travel Associates
  • 25 visit pass from Brisbane Centenary Pool - valued at $120
  • 4 tickets to Brisbane Roar v Ulsan Hyundai Game on Wednesday 10 May at Suncorp Stadium - valued at $100
  • Dinner at Botanical Restaurant
  • Ladies style cut from Barber Girl - valued at $50

Tickets – 1 for $5, 5 for $20 and 12 for $50.

Tickets will be available for sale during home games at Tennyson on 22 April and 6 May. Tickets will also be for sale at the Mega Season Launch.

Winners do not have to be present to claim their prize.

As the Launch and the raffle are our main fundraising events for 2017, we encourage your generous support. Please note there will not be a Football dinner this year and this a good opportunity to kick the season off well.

Thanks to our major sponsors for the raffle:

The Weekly Wrap

Representative Sport

Representative School Sport Term 2

Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in a number of sports. Our Primary students nominate via City Dist. and our Secondary students via Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth direct depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times in respective sports.

City District Term 2 Sports are:

  • Cross Country trial date 2 May – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 21 April
  • Rugby Union trial date 28 April – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 21 April

Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports are:

  • Cross Country date 6 June – Open to 13-19 years. Nominations close Friday 12 May
  • Rugby Union trial date 23 May – Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 12 May
  • Golf trial date 22 May – Open to all 10 – 18 years. Nominations close Friday 12 May

For more information relating to upcoming trials please contact or click on the below link

Thanks for your support.

Rugby Wrap

Rugby Preseason Wrap

Preseason Holiday Camp

The preseason is well underway with 65 enthusiastic boys who have ambitions of playing 1st XV and 16A Rugby travelling down to Tallebudgera Camp to take part in a three day training camp. The camp signified the official start to preseason. The purpose of the camp was to revisit the basics of rugby with the boys performing numerous catch pass, ball carry and tackle tech activities. It wasn’t just skills and drills with many small sided games being played under the watchful eyes of the coaching staff. I would like to thank the coaches who kindly gave up their time, in particular Ben McCormack, Tony Wall, Mr Devon Naeser, Mr Glenn Cameron, Mr Jono Roussetos, Matt Ingram and Mr Kieran Moffatt.

Sevens Rugby at Suncorp Stadium

Over the holiday period a selected group of our U12, 13, 14 and 15’s took to the hallowed field of Suncorp Stadium to play 7’s rugby games against our friends from ACGS. The games were played as curtain raisers to the Reds v Hurricanes game. I am sure the boys will remember the experience for a long time to come.

Term 2 Program

This week sees the commencement of our A/B Term 2 training program. The well planned program will see the boys revisit the core skills of rugby and touch on how we want to play the game as a school. It’ not too late to sign up so please see Mr Mandrusiak in the Sport Office if you would like to be part of the program. To assist with your busy Term 2 planning please see the below training calendar.

Captain’s Corner | Ryan Gassman

We need Terrace Gentlemen to show 18 000 strong...

Coming back this term after well-earned Easter Holidays and what has been, by anyone’s definition, an extremely successful Term 1, we are all ready to give it our all again in academia, sport and culture. This term we are starting strong in academics with every student putting their heads down and turning their Cs into Bs or their Bs into As.

For some though the work didn’t stop on the holidays with students competing in a range of sporting camps and clinics to develop and refine their skills in order compete at their best in each of the GPS seasons. The Cross Country camp has never pushed its runners harder, the Footballers have never run as many drills and the Tennis players have never played as many games, all to compete at their best against all other GPS schools.

The first week back means Round 1 against Nudgee College in Tennis and Football on Saturday and the Senior A debate team taking them on at Nudgee this Friday night. If we are to continue the spirit Terracians showed last term we need numbers out to support on both Friday and Saturday to start this term even stronger than the last. We need Terrace Gentlemen to show 18 000 strong to acknowledge the efforts put in by all Terracians across all programs in Term 2.

Terrace Ladies Group

Welcome to Term 2

TLG Meeting | 24 April 2017

The next TLG meeting is on this coming Monday at 9am in the GT125 Auditorium. We have Mrs Louise Underwood from the Library coming again to continue the valuable information on research resources and assignment preparations. Those who attended last time found Louise’s presentation very helpful, even those of us who have been at the school for some years. Our boys’ learning platforms have changed enormously in the past few years so we are very grateful to have Louise explain aspects of this to us with such passion and expertise. With the meeting being in GT125 we will be able to use the big screen for better viewing and also use our own devices if we choose. Morning Tea will be served in the Founders’ Room afterwards so please come along and join us for a quick catch up before you head off on your day.

Mothers’ High Tea | Years 5 – 9 | The Marquee | Victoria Park

Next Friday 28 April is the Mothers’ High Tea for Years 5-9. Ticket sales closed on Tuesday 18 April, but there are a few spots still available should you wish to come along. Please contact Anna Stiles via email if you want to organise a seat (tickets are $55). There will be bubbles on arrival, a Traditional High Tea plus free entry into the Lucky Prize Draw. Prizes include a weekend away at Halcyon House with a dining voucher for Paper Daisy (total value $850), a $500 Camargue Voucher, a $330 Studio Kirby Family Portrait Voucher and a $300 voucher to Blow Hair and Beauty Salon. We are honoured to have Mrs Sallyanne Atkinson, former Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor (amongst many other accomplishments) as our guest speaker.

Terrace Cookbook Special

The TLG are pleased to offer to the whole school community a “High Tea Cookbook Special” for only $50 you will receive The Terrace Cookbook ($5 saving), a free GT Tea Towel and the Red and Black canvas carry bag. This is a total saving of $25 and is available until the end of April. You can purchase these at the Morning Tea, the Uniform Shop or via this link on the College website.

Tennyson Canteen

This week is our first home game for the Football season against Nudgee. All assistance is greatly appreciated, especially as our regular canteen convenor, Doreen, is recovering from knee surgery and is unavailable for most of this term. Please sign on to volunteer via the link that will be sent out via the Football notice this week.

Past Mothers Mass

The Past Mothers Mass for 2017 is being hosted by the TLG on Sunday 28 May at 10am in the Chapel of the Holy Family with morning tea being served afterwards in the Founders’ Room. If you have a family member or friend who you think may like to attend and who may not have received an invitation, please contact Marianne Eadie at Alternatively, please feel free to forward them the booking link. The cost of attending is $20 (plus booking fee) and tickets can be purchased via the College Events page, or BOOK HERE for Past Mothers Mass.

Coming Up

Monday 24 April - TLG Meeting | 9am GT125. Guest Speaker – Mrs Louise Underwood, Head of Faculty (Library)

Friday 28 April - Mothers High Tea (Yrs 5 to 9) 10am-1pm Victoria Park

Sunday 28 May - Past Mothers Mass, 10am Chapel of the Holy Family followed by Morning Tea in the Founders’ Room

PLEASE NOTE: Calendar Error:-A TLG Function is incorrectly listed for 5 May – the correct date of 28 April is correctly listed.

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson:

The Terrace Family

The Terrace Family is asked to pray...

The Terrace Family is asked to pray for the repose of the soul of:

Mr Robert Alexander KEMP |GT 1954-1961

Terrace Shop


Please read below for further details about upcoming College events

Date and Time: Saturday 6 May 2017 | 5pm - 9.30pm
Where: Br Rogers Pavilion | Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: Adults $30 (+ booking fees) | This includes a 2-course dinner & welcome drink. Cash bar available.
Children Free | This includes pizza & soft drink
RSVP: 28 April 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Jen Lynch | | 0407 575 455

Book Mega Season Launch Tickets Here

Date and Time: Sunday 21 May | 1.45pm for 2.30pm movie start
Where: New Farm Cinemas
Cost: $25 (+ booking fees)
Ticket includes 1 movie ticket to the screening of Table 19, lucky door prize raffle ticket and leather "mother of" frat band gift
RSVP: 12 May
Proudly organised by Mahoney House to support their House Friendship Group - the McIntyre Centre

Book Movie Fundraiser Tickets Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 May 2017 | 6.30pm - 11pm
Where: The Boat Shed | Tennyson
Cost: $50 (+ booking fees) | This includes a wok dinner, complimentary drink on arrival and live band. Cash bar available
RSVP: 22 May 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Vanessa Wick | | 0416 034 548

Book Timor Festa Tickets Here

Date and Time: Sunday 28 May 2017 | 10am
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family followed by morning tea in the Founders' Room
Cost: $20 (+ booking fees)
RSVP: 24 May 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Marianne Eadie | | 0410 720 067

Book Past Mothers' Morning Tea Here

To coincide with the Years 5 - 9 Mothers' High Tea, the Terrace Cookbook is currently available for purchase for a limited time at the special price of $50. This also includes a lovely free gift of a GT Tea Towel and GT Carry Bag.

Purchase Terrace Cookbook Special Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Click here for event details and booking links for the various parent social functions throughout the Term.

Year 12 Breakfast & Coffee Morning

Date and Time: Friday 21 April 2017 | 7.30am - 9.30am
Where: Botanical Kitchen QA Hotel | 64 James St, New Farm
Cost: Order individually on the day
RSVP: Not needed
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Christine Franzmann | | 0422 442 619

Year 7 Mothers' Brunch

Date and Time: Sunday 7 May 2017 | 11am - 2pm
Where: Chow House | 39 James St, New Farm
Cost: Order individually from menu on the day
RSVP: Please RSVP by Wednesday 3 May
For RSVP and further enquiries, please contact
Diana Thiele | | 0402 070 287

Community Information

To the classes of '56, '55, '54, '53, '52, '51, '50, '49 & 48

On Thursday 18 May from 12pm onwards, Jim Russell, John Barry, Harry Roberts and Lyn Crowley will be lunching at the Norman Hotel | 102 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and invite all former class members of any year to join them.

Please RSVP:

Jim Russell |

Lyn Crowley |