Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Term 2. I hope that the Easter break, albeit very wet at times, provided a time of rest and recovery for you and your families.

Although the students were on holidays, over 1000 boys engaged in a range of co-curricular camps, clinics and tours for Sport and Culture during the break. It is an excellent sign of commitment and involvement to see such numbers involved in our co-curricular programs, and I thank the many staff, parents, Old Boys and coaches who were also involved.  Such commitment will provide an excellent platform for our Term 2 activities.

It is my pleasure to announce the Captains of Football and Tennis for 2021 and wish them all the very best as they lead their respective sports this term.

  • Captain – Marcus De Ruos
  • Vice Captain – Rory Scott
  • Captain – Dominic Anderson
  • Vice Captain – Yosua Lumbanradja

Term 1 finished unexpectedly and a little prematurely due to the imposed lockdown, which necessitated the suspension of several scheduled exams.  A number of these exams will occur this week, as previously conveyed to you.  Term 1 reports were published, and the first round of Parent/Teacher interviews was conducted on Monday, with the second round of interviews scheduled for next week.  Again, the Teams format was utilised, and we will seek your feedback regarding the platform’s effectiveness following the completion of interviews next week.

This week the College will conduct its Anzac liturgy on Friday, and our Marching Band will participate in the Brisbane Anzac Parade on Sunday.  Anzac Day presents an opportunity for all Australians and New Zealanders to acknowledge the sacrifices made by so many and to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy today because of those sacrifices.  Terrace has been fortunate to be part of a number of Anzac services at Gallipoli which further emphasises the importance of this day for us all.  Lest We Forget.

Earlier this week, I sent a letter to all families regarding the future of our current Waterford model, specifically outlining what 2022 will look like for the Year 9 and Year 10 students.  The planned transition of Year 9 to Waterford and Year 10 to the main campus is an important one. The model proposed for 2022 allows both year levels to experience the unique journey that Waterford provides.  The proposed model will also provide the Year 10 cohort with solid preparation for their Year 11 and 12 academic journeys.  I will continue to provide updates during the year and specifically provide details to our current Year 8 and Year 9 families.

Over the coming weeks, we will experience a series of long weekends, which, while enjoyable, will also place pressure on both students and staff to ensure that teaching and learning continue to progress well.  As we begin a new term, I again emphasise the importance of starting well and developing good academic routines from Week 1.  In a short nine-week term, shortened further in three of those weeks by long weekends and a student free day, a positive and early focus on the academic journey is critical.

Finally this week, as we begin a new term, I again remind people to be safe and courteous at drop-off and pick-up time.  Please be aware of the large volume of student and car traffic, particularly in the afternoon.   Please be mindful of our neighbours and fellow drivers.  I have previously asked that parents do not do U-turns in Rogers Street, and yet, in the last week of Term 1, I witnessed many parents doing just that, with three instances of near-collisions being observed.  I appreciate that there are some delays in travelling along Rogers Street in the afternoon, so your patience is critical.  If you don’t want to wait in the traffic, I suggest you delay your pick-up or find another meeting location further away from the College to collect your son.  I am becoming increasingly concerned that either a student or a parent will be injured due to poor parent driver behaviour.  Please assist with this by being patient and adhering to the simple safety rules outlined previously.  I thank the many people who do support our safety protocols, but the reality is that some parents do not follow the rules, and as a consequence, the lives of students and other parents are put at risk.  Please support these important safety rules.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll


Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

Welcome to the new term to all in the Terrace Family. We have entered new territory by commencing the term with a student free day and Parent/Teacher interviews. Strong consideration was given to the method used for this round of interviews. The sudden lockdown at the end of Term 1 justified our conservative decision to conduct interviews remotely via Teams. We will continue to monitor the pattern across schools, follow external advice and survey staff and parents/caregivers to determine how we will conduct interviews in the future. A survey will come home following next week’s interviews. We are very keen to gather as much feedback as possible about your experience and determine how we will proceed with interviews in the future. As always, the interviews have been very well attended, and I thank our dedicated teachers for the way they have prepared for interviews and provided feedback and strategies. We are a relationship-based organisation and I firmly believe good relationships are based on respectful interactions. Sometimes, results don’t go the way we want them to, but the focus in the interviews needs to be on strategies for consolidation or improvement. I thank parents and caregivers for entering into these interviews in a spirit of respectful partnership.

In staff news, we congratulate Mrs Emma Hatchett and her husband Andrew, who welcomed their beautiful twins Theodore and Edith during the holidays. We wish their family the very best as they get to know each other, and our best wishes go to Emma as she takes leave for the remainder of the year. Xavier House remains in good hands with Mr Michael Wooldridge acting as House Dean for this period.

Mr Werner Botha has taken a short period of leave and will be absent from the College for the first two weeks of term. His classes will be taught by Mr Geoff Smith and Mr Tim Carr during this time. Mr Stewart Webb will also be taking two weeks of leave in Weeks 3 and 4 of this term, and Mr Carr will teach his classes.

With a number of short weeks and other unavoidable interruptions over the next nine weeks, this term is set to disappear very quickly. I wish everyone the very best.

Dean of Identity | Mr Terry Thompson

Easter season

I extend a warm welcome to Term 2 to the Terrace Family. I hope you had a refreshing Easter break with family and friends. I take this opportunity to remind everyone that - although it may feel like Easter is finished for the year – the Easter weekend marks the beginning of the Easter season in the liturgical calendar. The 50-day period of this season in the church allows time to focus on the teachings of Jesus after the resurrection and for us to deeply connect with the changes that have occurred during Lent.

Lord, we pray that this Easter, we remember that Jesus suffered and died for us.  We give thanks for this ultimate sacrifice.  Have mercy on us as we continue our struggles so that we can do what Jesus asked us to do in John’s gospel – to have life and have it to the full.  Help us keep our eyes open to others who suffer at this time.  What sacrifices can we make for them?  Through walking the walk and talking the talk help us to know that we can make a difference by turning suffering into hope for others and for ourselves.  Amen

The Terrace Family received some sad news over the Easter break. Br Regis Hickey, the Christian Brother who wrote the biography of Br Patrick Ambrose Treacy, passed away aged 94. I had a close relationship with Regis and respected him very much. During my time as Treacy House Dean, I would often visit Regis with Treacy House Captains at the Viridian community in Boondall to learn and hear stories of Ambrose Treacy. He held Ambrose Treacy in the highest esteem. He was a source of great inspiration to other members of Treacy House and me, being especially integral to the formation of the Treacy House vision. Regis was full of wisdom and will be sorely missed. May he rest in eternal peace.

Live Jesus in our Hearts … Forever.

St Joseph … pray for us.

Next Week

Tuesday: 6 Yellow Mass and 7 Magee camp and retreat

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Welcome to the new term.  As part of our ongoing commitment to the formation of students, while involving parents in the process, we are facilitating several high-quality presentations. This week, we host Mr Paul Dillon from Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA), who will address students from Years 10 to 12. Paul presents research-based information and advice about adolescents, alcohol and other drugs, and will speak with the students on Friday.  There is excellent information available on the DARTA website if parents would like to view relevant resources. James Peterson from ‘Breaking Free’ will address our Year 11 students on the theme of ‘putting your mental health first’.

Recent reports in the media suggest that vaping is becoming a popular pastime for our teenagers. Most teenagers are unaware of the associated risks and potential impact vaping can have on their development and overall health. I encourage parents to discuss the dangers of vaping, nicotine and other substances in the discussion alongside alcohol and drugs. A link to a recent special report by SchoolTV into Vaping can be found here.

On Tuesday 27 April, we hold our annual Inter-House Cross Country carnival. On this day, all students are asked to wear their House sports uniform. It is an expectation that every student who is physically able to do so, completes the course for his House. Students will need to bring a water bottle and hat for the races. Sunscreen will also be available at the event.

A reminder that Term 2 is the start of students wearing the winter uniform. As previously communicated, this means all students must wear their blazer to and from the College every day. Long trousers are compulsory for students in Years 11 and 12. At assembly this week, I also made our uniform expectations for co-curricular events very clear. Students are permitted to wear their playing uniform or the co-curricular shirt throughout the day. No other variations of Terrace apparel are allowed. If students are staying to watch the 1st XI play, they need to change into the formal College uniform (white shirt and blazer with the red HPE cap). We are very grateful for the efforts families make to ensure the boys present themselves in a manner befitting the College.

As a community that relies heavily on relationships, I remind all our families about the significant adults who are here to assist should you have any concerns about your son’s journey. Your son/s House PC Mentor is the first point of contact for minor issues, while House Deans are available for more significant concerns. Please feel free to be in touch, even if it is just for feedback or advice. We have a dedicated pastoral team who are keen to assist in tracking and supporting students.

I look forward to a highly productive second term.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope that you had a restful and refreshing break from the busyness here at the College. Holidays are a time for all students to rest, reflect and reconnect with family and friends.

Reflection is an important part of the holidays. Reflection allows us to re-examine our achievement from the previous term and ask questions about the next step forward. On Monday and through next week, we will formalise this process through Parent/Teacher interviews. These interviews allow us to discuss what has occurred and what strategies can be put in place to improve.

It is also important that students participate in these conversations because, ultimately, the student must implement the changes and do the work. However, more importantly, the positive student/teacher relationship develops by being included in the discussion. Interviews for Wednesday can still be booked through Parent Lounge.

During this first week, I have been meeting with all year levels and reinforcing the message of being prepared. This term is a short one with many disruptions due to public holidays, College events and NAPLAN. Therefore, it is vitally important that students commence their preparation, planning and revision now. Furthermore, students should:

  • Prepare their study timetable
  • Plan how to use their study time effectively
  • Plan how they will work toward their assignment draft and due dates
  • Set their academic goals for the term
  • Prepare to work hard

Ultimately it is up to each student to take responsibility for their learning. However, the College is here to work with each student on their academic journey. There are several initiatives that students can access to assist with their study:

  • Assessment calendars have been distributed to students to assist with their planning.
  • Staff tutoring is offered to students by our generous staff. The staff tutoring list can be found on the College App.

Study Group is available to Year 11 and 12 students only every afternoon from 3.15 – 5.30pm – and every morning from 7.30am.

Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

The Year 10 cohort have returned refreshed from the Easter break and are already back into the Waterford routine. I have been impressed with how our young men have embraced the opportunity to sit the exams missed due to early closure before Easter. Completing these exams does provide a chance to get feedback on how they are progressing here at Waterford.

Throughout the first term, many of the boys embraced the academic opportunities offered at Waterford and have achieved some outstanding results. Some boys are still a work in progress, and with your support, we will continue to challenge them to be the best that they can be. As teachers and parents/caregivers, we can provide the guidance and direction, but the motivation to learn and the drive to improve must come from within. The high expectations we set and the conversations that occur at home and school can hopefully assist in helping your son look forward with a positive attitude where he can find the motivation to work hard and keep improving.

I have encouraged the boys to be engaged in class and make time to attend the before and after school tutoring sessions conducted by the generous Waterford staff. If they are interested in obtaining a better understanding of the work being covered this term, then these two approaches here at Waterford, along with regular homework and revision at home, are by far the best strategies.

On Thursday of Week 2, the Year 10 cohort will sit several Benchmark tests. These tests provide our Studies Office with valuable data that assists with tracking the cohort and providing information that is useful for subject selection. There is no preparation or study required other than the standard equipment for exams.

As per the College calendar, the Year 10 Immersion Information evening will be held next Tuesday 27 April, at 6pm in the Campbell Centre.

In Term 3, from 31 August to 15 September, regular classes for the Year 10 students will cease so that all students can participate in an Immersion unit. We believe the Immersion experiences play an integral role in the development of our young men at Waterford. In September, they will embark on an experience that will spark their curiosity, inspire their desire to know more about their world and contribute to their growth and formation. 

Your son will be issued an Immersion information booklet detailing the experiences, itinerary and cost of the Immersion units on offer. At the end of the presentations on Tuesday night, there will be an opportunity for parents/caregivers and students to meet with the individual Immersion leaders to discuss the Immersions in greater detail.

Selection forms are contained in the booklet and are due back on Friday 30 April (Week 2).

Finally, I would encourage you to include your son in the second round of Parent/Teacher interviews next Wednesday. Having your son in this conversation provides another valuable insight and assists in them taking ownership of their learning. 

Terrace Library

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


GPS Debating wrap

After a fast-paced, hard-fought GPS Debating season, we have a few success stories to share.

Firstly, our Senior A boys – Luke Ames, Eden Chan, Fergus Farrell, Thomas Musgrave and Thomas Nunn-Rutledge finished their season in second place after a decisive win against the third-placed TSS Senior A. special mention must be made of Tom Nunn-Rutledge and Tom Musgrave for their respective positions as a speaker and reserve speaker in the Queensland State Debating team.

Congratulations to our 9.1, 11.2 and 9.2 teams for taking home first-place finishes in their GPS Debating seasons as well. Your success will place you in great stead as you progress through the QDU competition and beyond.

All our debating teams have acquitted themselves well across every round of competition and have displayed the sportsmanship and work ethic we strive for.

To all our GPS debaters and coaches, thank you for approaching such a busy season of debates with enthusiasm. Term 1 was challenging as always, and we often found ourselves short for preparation time as we sought balance in everything we do in the College. The extra hours you put in for training sessions and in your free time have been reflected by our overall success as a program and your continued growth as young debaters and gentlemen.

Well done, and thank you.

Debating Coordinator - Mr Sonny Ali

QDU Debating

With Term 1 ending early, the Round 2 Year 8 and Senior A were rescheduled to Wednesday night.  Students must check emails and social media for any alterations to the advertised QDU schedule.  There have been several postponements, and we encourage all Debating families to keep vigilant with information checking.

Date Claimer - Debating Dinner

Please add our Debating Dinner to your calendars.  This year, it will be held at Victoria Park on Thursday 26 August. Tickets and further information will follow in the coming weeks.  We look forward to celebrating our GPS and QDU debating seasons with our Debating families. 


Chess training has recommenced on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  If your son wants to be a member of our GPS Chess team or just play in the Chess Club, we welcome any new – and returning – students. 

We have engaged Gardiner Chess for specialist coaching this year and are looking forward to seeing our students prosper under this expert tutelage.

Any queries regarding Terrace Chess, please contact Mr David Giles – Terrace Chess coordinator.

Middle School Musical 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Our young thespians certainly worked hard over the Easter break with five days of rehearsals.  Thank you to our families who accommodated these rehearsals into their family holidays.

A sincere thank you to our helpers who gave their time in the wardrobe department at these sessions.  Having parents/caregivers who can give their time not only keeps our costs down, but it is also an excellent opportunity for parents/caregivers to be involved in their sons’ activities.

We are looking for parents/caregivers to assist behind the scenes for the three nights of the musical.  Assistance is required at the bar each night and in the Green Room to assist with makeup and dressing.  If parents/caregivers can help or need more information, please contact our TPA Chair, Mrs Jenny Barends – 

Tickets will go on sale next week for our production with show dates of 6-8 May.  Our Middle School Musical is held in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place.  This is a 200-seat theatre, and we encourage our Terrace Family to get in quickly.   

Tickets will be available via the Terrace App, Terrace Events, Terrace Facebook page and the Culture Instagram page. 

Holiday Workshops

Many of our cultural students participated in workshops and activities over the recent holiday period.  Two workshops were held for our Debating students with great participation between students and coaches. Our musicians spent time practising at Tennyson. We are once again privileged to walk in the Brisbane Anzac Day march on Sunday 25 April.

Support Group Meetings

Our next Support Group meetings will be held on 25 May.  Support Group meetings will be held online if necessary. 

Debating Support Group, please email:

Terrace Performing Arts, please email:

Staying in touch   

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, download the Terrace App and follow us on Twitter (@GTCulture) and Instagram (terrace_gtculture) to ensure you don’t miss anything.   If you have any photographs or video that you would like to share, please tag us.

TWITTER            @GTCulture

INSTAGRAM      terrace_gtculture

YOUTUBE          Terrace Culture YouTube Channel

Director of Music | Mr Derek Rose

State Honours Ensemble Program 2021

Congratulations to Lachlan Cooper, Cormaic Dunne, James Eustance, Nate Galligan, Bernie King, Noah Litzow, Elijah Mai and Matthew Rodighiero, who have all been successful in selection for the State Honours Ensemble Middle School Program (SHEP). This program connects the finest musicians from a range of schools into various ensembles, including Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble. This program presents students with the rare opportunity to work with both national and international conductors.

Holiday workshops

The holiday break was a productive and busy time for many musicians within the Terrace Music program. Over three days, musicians from SWE, Red Thunder Drumline, Concert Band 2 and Percussion Ensemble 2 honed their skills in preparation for upcoming performances, most notably the Anzac Day March and Pep Band.

Anzac Day march

This Sunday, the Terrace Marching Band will be performing as part of this year’s Brisbane Anzac march. Due to COVID restrictions, there is a limit to the number of bands that can be part of the march. Terrace is fortunate to have been selected as one of the performing bands. The Terrace Marching Band will lead the RAAF Amberley contingent in the march commencing at approximately 10am. I warmly invite the Terrace Family to come and support the Terrace musicians as we honour the Spirit of the Anzacs.

Co-curricular Music Term 2

After an abrupt end to Term 1, I am pleased to inform the music community that the Co-curricular Music program has commenced for Term 2. This term promises to be busy and exciting with several performances and workshop opportunities. Ensembles and music lessons recommence this week. Students will receive their lesson schedule from their Music teacher.

Save the date

  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Marching Band
  • Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 May - Middle School Musical Performances
  • Tuesday 25 May - TPA Meeting
  • Sunday 6 June - Norman Clarke Concert

Director of Sport | Mr Tony McGahan

Another season of Term 1 Sport has concluded for the year.  Cricket, Rowing, Swimming and Volleyball delivered strong participation numbers.  The Term also saw the entry for student spectators to return to support their peers, which is such an essential part of GPS Sport.  A big thank you to all families for making the most important sacrifice and giving your time during the week and on Saturdays for Terrace Sport to exist.


The Terrace Cricket enjoyed a successful season, with most age groups across the program recording strong results. The program recorded winning days in each of the nine rounds, a streak that lasted three consecutive seasons.  Our 1st XI finished fifth in season 2021. A special mention must go to the 2nd XI, led by Harry Forster, who were premiership winners in their final season for the College. This group of young men, most of whom have been together since Year 7, are a credit to the College.  Thank you to the Director of Cricket, Mr Blair Copelin, for running such a large program along with his trusted right-hand men, Mr Charlie Marshall and Mr Slater Asnicar.


Thank you to the Director of Rowing, Mr Brendan McGrath, for delivering a high quality physical, mental and team experience to our young men. The College placed fourth in The Old Boys' Cup, and the 1st VIII, under Head Coach Mr Tim Conrad, finished a credible third at Head of the River vying for the O’Connor Cup. 


The Terrace Swimming program has continued to grow due to the hard work by all involved over many years.  The program has improved performance across both the Junior and Senior programs, placing fourth and fifth respectively at the GPS Championship. Rackley’s Mr Tim Dilger has provided excellent direction for the swimmers alongside Director of Swimming Mr Michael MacDermott and Mr Michael Woolridge.


Congratulations to our 1st VI Volleyball team on an undefeated premiership-winning season.  They have improved as the season has evolved, playing their best at the back end of the season. The team has been well led by Captain Shaun Andersen. His leadership and excellence in play should be congratulated.  Head Coach Mr Ben Bell and Assistant Mr Cam Young have managed the on-court program this year and have done an outstanding job. Mr Matthew Hamilton-Smith’s contribution and experience across the program is again evident, and we are lucky to have him involved in both our court sports. Director of Volleyball Mr Tom O’Malley has overseen this program to provide a great Terrace Volleyball environment.

Term 2 Sports

Tennis, Football and Cross Country have been hard at it over the holidays putting the finishing preparation to their preseasons and selection for the start of the season this Saturday against Ipswich Grammar School in Round 1, and Cross Country for the ACGS meet on Friday.  Clinics, camps and training were varied from the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast to Lennox Heads and, of course, at Tennyson.  We thank the Directors, coaches and families who allow these camps and training to occur so we can be at our best during the season.

Attendance at training

I 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 activity level. 


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

Parent Lounge

Participation in College sport is outstanding due to the quality of the sporting programs offered that allow for all participation levels and the high standard of coaching across the individual sports.  An easy flow of communication is essential, ensuring everyone is kept informed. Please sign on for each Term sport via the Parent Lounge for in-season and preseason activities offered each term.  Typically, this is available for two weeks towards the end of the term. 


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

The College is moving away from ongoing email communication, with the College App being used as the primary source of communication.


Finally, I would like to acknowledge all Year 12 boys who took part in Term 1 sport and thank them for their efforts playing their respective sports at Terrace.  These young men have represented the College well, some since 2014.  The Terrace Family is very proud of you, and in your final year, we want to thank you for pulling on the Red and Black for the last time.

Have a great Term 2 in Terrace Sport.

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Preseason holiday training

The preseason got well underway with over 80 enthusiastic boys who headed to Tallebudgera to participate in a three-day 1st XV and 16A Rugby training camp. The training signified the official start to the Rugby preseason. The purpose of the camp was to revisit the 'basics' of rugby. It was also an ideal time for the coaching and playing group to come together as one. I would like to thank the coaches who kindly gave up their time, particularly Mr Michael Broad, who has been appointed Head Coach of the 1st XV program.

The Easter holiday clinics held at Tennyson also saw the commencement of our Term 2, Under 12 – Under 15A/B program.  This well-planned program is designed for those boys who have ambitions of playing A/B level rugby. It is not too late to sign up.  Please see Mr Mandrusiak in the Sport Office if you would like to be part of the program.

Term 2 preseason strength sessions

Strength sessions will take place at the College Gym throughout Term 2. Start times can be found on the College App. The strength program will emphasise the development of the basic characteristics of efficiency and control of body weight before the progressive build-up of advanced sport-specific qualities. These sessions are compulsory and are a vital element of the Rugby program. Please note that the College-based strength sessions take priority over any strength sessions occurring in outside gyms. Play with the College – train with the College.

Coaching and refereeing

Parents/caregivers, if you are interested in coaching or refereeing, please contact Mr Tyron Mandrusiak via email for more information.

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Ben Chatwood

I decided that for my second edition of Captains’ Corner, I would write a column on my pursuit to be organised, given that last term was very hectic for me and required a lot of organisation. Funnily enough, though, due to my peculiar (not bad but certainly not ideal) organisational skills, I have come to write this piece three times now. I was pretty happy with my first piece, only to discover it was not my week for the Captains’ Corner, so I put my completed writing aside, thinking it would be all good to go the following week. I then discovered my piece needed some fine-tuning to fit in the occurrences of the week that had just passed. Unfortunately, another lockdown struck Brisbane, which gave me some much-needed time to write my second edition, but after I finished it and emailed it in, I was told that due to the lockdown, we would not have a newsletter. And this leads to my third attempt, trying to be somewhat insightful about being organised when clearly,  it is not always beneficial to be too organised.

The beginning of making a plan is always daunting, and you have a massive list of things to do and usually a minimal timeframe in which to do them. I used to like to divvy up time for each activity, but this was completely flawed as I would assign too much time to some activities and end up procrastinating, then not enough time to others which would lead to late nights and increased levels of stress. Not ideal. And it seemed that whenever I managed to spread out my time perfectly and I was completely organised, something out of my control would pop up, and I would be in for a late night again. Also not ideal. Or, you forget to do another smaller activity, such as making a poster for the National Action Day Against Bullying, which haunts you every time you descend the stairs and are confronted with a blank space next to the other College Captains’ posters. Definitely not ideal. 

My message is not to dismiss the concept of the plan, because even dodgy planning is generally a better option for optimal results, but rather not to assume that everything you do is reliant upon an inflexible plan.  Things constantly change, things that are out of our control and we must be flexible to change and adapt to the new situation, adjust the plan. A very wise man once told me that whatever you have to do will get done, so no need to get too worried about it. That sounds like an excellent plan to me. Answer the Call to plan best you can.


Welcome to what will be an action-packed Term 2.  The TLG would like to thank and express our gratitude to all the parents and caregivers who volunteered to help at the TLG events in Term 1. Without our wonderful volunteers, these events would not happen.

Mothers’ High Tea

On Friday 30 April, the annual Years 5-9 Mother’s High Tea will take place at Victoria Park Golf Club. This lovely day focuses on friend-raising and fun. Thank you to the incredible committee that has planned this event.

We are very grateful to our generous prize donors, including:

  • Malouf Family, Calille Hotel
  • Mrs B Jewellery
  • Gambaro
  • Watt Style
  • Rosalie Deli
  • Oatley Wines/Piper champagne
  • Cosmetics Fragrance Direct


Planning for Terralicious ’21 is at the fine-tuning stages, and we are very excited about the release of the theme and tickets in May.

Can you help us reach our fundraising target to benefit TIACS (This is a Conversation Starter - https://www/ ) and a special College project by sponsoring the event donating a prize, or reaching out to a contact to ask if they would donate a prize? Email us at If you can assist, we would love to hear from you.

Upcoming Events

  • 30 April - TLG Years 5 to 9 Mothers' Morning Tea, Victoria Park Golf Club.
  • 1 May –Tennyson Canteen – GPS Football Round 2
  • 7 May – Year 10 Mother/ Son breakfast at Waterford
  • 10 May – TLG Meeting 7.30am – Guest Speaker Sonia Thorpe will discuss strategies to support grieving children and young people.
  • 10 May - Open Day – 3.30pm
  • 15 May – Tennyson Canteen - GPS Football Round 4
  • 5 June  – Tennyson Canteen - GPS Football Round 7
  • 7 June – TLG meeting 7.30am
  • 11 June – Terralicious ’21 Fashion Parade

    The Terrace Family

    We pray for the families of the following members of the Terrace Family who have gone to their eternal rest.

    Mr Oliver COLLINS - GT 2003-10

    Mr Gerard GLANCY - GT 1954-57

    Br Regis HICKEY

    Mr Gordon JARDINE - GT 1945-48

    Dr David KEYS RFD KHS - GT 1957-61


    The place to find all upcoming Terrace Family events...

    Mark your calendar - not long until the highly anticipated 2021 Terralicious Fashion Parade tickets go on sale!

    Details: Friday 11 June | From 11.30am
    Venue: Royal International Convention Centre (RNA) | Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
    In support of mental health advocacy organisation, This is a Conversation Starter (TIACS) Foundation.
    Booking and event details to follow shortly.

    Tickets on sale 9am Monday 27 April via College Events

    Details: Thursday 6 May, Friday 7 May & Saturday 8 May | 6.30pm show time
    Venue: Edmund Rice Theatre, Waterford Place, St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace
    Cost: Adult - $20pp (+bf) | Grandparent - $15pp (+bf) | High school student/Child - $10pp (+bf)
    For further event details, please contact
    Imogen Brown |

    Want to help but poor on time?

    You can now donate money directly to the Terrace Family's Care and Concern. 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.

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    Year Level Parent Social Functions

    The spot to find all upcoming Parent/Caregiver Year Level event details...

    Year 12 Mother/Caregiver & Son Breakfast

    Last chance to book your spot to attend
    Details: Friday 14 May | 6.30 - 9.00am
    Venue: Victoria Park Marquee, Herston Rd, Herston
    Cost: $29pp (+bf) | Includes continental breakfast and drinks
    RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 31 March
    For further information, please contact
    Julia Joseph |

    Year 12 Mother & Son Breakfast | Book Here

    Year 11 Parent/Caregiver Coffee Morning

    Details: Thursday 29 April | 8.30 - 10.30am
    Venue: Victoria Park Bistro, Herston Rd Herston
    RSVP: No RSVP required. Please feel welcome to join us on the day and purchase food and beverages at your leisure
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    “Star Wars Day” - May 4th, Marks the Return of the Terrace Careers Expo


    The Terrace Careers Expo on May 4 offers students opportunities to:

    • Connect with professional members of the broader College community, to hear about the realities of working in a range of professional fields including Law, Medicine, Engineering and Business
    • Meet representatives from higher education providers and the Defence Forces, to collect information brochures and explore opportunities
    • Learn from recent Terrace graduates how to best navigate the transition from school

    The Expo will run from 3-5pm. Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend.  All the action will be in, or around, Duhig Place.

    Please spend your Stars Wars Day afternoon at Terrace, rather than in a galaxy far, far away. Let the (labour) force be with you!