Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

My thanks to the many people who visited or assisted at the College on Open Day earlier this week. Throughout the afternoon, I estimate that several thousand people attended Open Day, observed the range of activities that occur at Terrace and, importantly, had the opportunity to experience first-hand the Terrace Family. Thank you to our staff, parents and students for your efforts in ensuring it was a successful event.

By this stage of the term, our students are very much in the final stages of assignment mode and approaching their exam preparation phase. Balancing the assignment phase and preparing for exams can be challenging. Time management is a key factor in successfully negotiating this busy time. Our Year 10 students commence their exam period next week, ahead of their Immersions that will begin the following week. The remainder of students will commence their exams in a couple of weeks. Good luck to all students as they negotiate this busy time.

On Saturday 7 September, the Terrace Long Lunch will occur at Tennyson.  A reasonable amount of communication has already been circulated regarding this event.  At this stage, over 1200 people are attending and places are still available.  It will be another great Terrace community day and I look forward to catching up with many of you on the day.  I do wish to thank the very hard-working parents and staff who are coordinating this event and also thank the many generous sponsors who are supporting the Long Lunch.  Tickets can be purchased from the College website via About Us/College Events. Please also see the 'Events' section of this newsletter for details on purchasing tickets and pre-purchasing drinks to save time and avoid the crowd on the day. I look forward to a great Terrace Family day in September.

Last week, many Terrace students participated in the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) at Villanova College. There were 32 Terrace ensembles, bands and choirs competing across the four days of the Festival. It was a great celebration of musical talent from schools across Queensland. By the end of the Festival, Terrace had been awarded 20 Gold, 11 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal. This is an outstanding achievement and recognition of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the students, staff, and music tutors. Well done and congratulations to all involved.

Please have a great week and stay healthy.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

QCMF and Theatresports

As a dad of two girls in Year 12 this year, I get to attend some entertaining events including pre-formals and often see our young men from a different perspective. Most recently, I had this opportunity through the Queensland Catholic Music Festival and the Queensland Theatresports competition. I would like to add my sincere and warm congratulations to the hundreds of Terracians and dedicated staff who performed at QCMF. It was an amazing display of diverse gifts and a celebration of commitment but also community and fun. I would also like to congratulate the Terracians who made it through to the state semi-finals of Theatresports - they were fun and funny, gave it their all and were gracious and humble in the process. It was a joy to see these young men in creative full flight, thank you and congratulations to Ms Emma Hatchett for her leadership and support.

Open Day

Thank you to all members of the extended Terrace Family: staff, students, parents and Old Boys for helping make our 2019 Open Day an enjoyable and engaging experience for our guests and prospective families. The leadership shown by our young men is what always impresses me at events such as this. Thank you and congratulations to our Years 10 and 11 students for the leadership of our tours and thank you to the many wonderful performers and hosts at the various stalls and activities. Finally, thank you to our wonderful staff for their information stalls and their warm and professional engagement with all of our families who visited Terrace last Monday.

Staff News

The College is currently facilitating the recruitment process for the positions of Director of Development, College Enrolments Manager, Head of Faculty: Business and Technology, Head of Faculty: Human Movements and Teacher of French. We look forward to sharing the outcomes of these processes with the community. Edmund Rice Education Australia have completed the selection process for Deputy Principal and an announcement will be made in the near future.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

The reality of a term starts to kick in during Week 6. Due dates for assignments are  approaching and exams are on the horizon (three weeks away). The workload has been steadily increasing and now the need to revise is a reality. Some advice for students at this time:

• Those students who are organised and have planned their studies will now start to reap the reward of their earlier work – keep going, be persistent and stick to your plan.
• To those who have not planned or who have not started their revision – don’t panic! There is still time if you get to it now. The worst thing you can do is ignore your study and hope it will go away. Sorry, but it is not going to happen. Plan the rest of the term, start your revision with some extra work after homework is done, get help from a mate, your tutor, your teacher, your parents. There are lots of people here to help you, just ask.
• Attend staff tutoring sessions. These sessions are offered by our generous teaching staff. They are a great way to get assistance with that problem solving question you can’t answer or that concept you don’t understand. Tutoring times can be found on the College App.
• Be an active learner. Seek out assistance for the problems, questions or concepts that you don’t understand. 

Our Year 10 students commence their exams next week. They have an early exam block as the Immersion program will commence  on 2 September. I wish all Year 10 students the best of luck in their upcoming exams.

The subject selection process for our Years 8 and 10 students concludes shortly. Year 10 students have finalised a term and a half process of Senior Education and Training (SET) planning – culminating in the selection of their senior subjects. As part of this process, students examined the world of work and tertiary study, evaluated their own academic strengths and interests, attended the subject selection evening, and had a one on one interview with a Head of Faculty to confirm their choices.

On Thursday, Year 8 students will attend their subject selection evening. Students and parents will hear from the subject matter experts of each of the elective subjects. These talks will assist students in making their selection of two electives to undertake in Years 9 and 10.

All the best for the week ahead.

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

There have been a number of articles in the media recently regarding the issue of student behaviour. I sometimes feel that the simplicity of the media’s arguments suggests they are not fully across the complexity of the issue. I am not sure why it is so important to assign blame on one group or the other with this issue. I have spent a career working with boys and talking to them about their responsibility both inside and outside of the classroom. What I am confident of is that when the connection between school and home works well, the general behaviour of students improves. Young minds need clarity on positions. When home and school are sending the same message, boys make better decisions. They accept responsibility for their actions and they improve their behaviour. Don’t get me wrong, it has never been or will be a simple issue, but the constant will always be in working together. 

Teachers best position themselves to be of influence when they have been able to establish a relationship based on a series of positive interactions with a student. At times, this can be a delicate road to navigate and in deviating too far one way or the other, issues will inevitably emerge. At Terrace, we have invested reasonably heavily in the pastoral structures at the College. Can I encourage you to keep developing your relationship with both your son’s Pastoral Care Mentor and his House Dean? These are two key people who, if positioned effectively, can strongly contribute in having positive influence on student behaviour.  

Those of you who monitor your son’s social media accounts would be aware of the complexities in navigating these platforms for our students. Whilst not legally binding, most social media apps have a recommended access age of 13+. I believe it is incredibly risky to let students under this age loose on social media before they are mature enough to manage it. The rationale that “everyone else has it” can’t be used to justify its use. For the parents of younger students in our community, can I suggest when you make the decision to allow your son to use social media that you strongly consider monitoring his conversations. Yes, they may set up other accounts etc without your knowledge, but keeping control of social media use in the early days helps set the necessary boundaries for your sons. You will also learn a completely new language at the same time. Our boys need you looking over their shoulder with this one. Trust me, it goes from 0 – 100 very quickly when left unchecked. I sometimes find it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one unfortunately. 

I have been really proud of the Year 11 cohort recently. They conducted themselves with distinction at the Year 11 Leadership Retreat last week and fronted up in great numbers to run the tour program at Open Day on Monday. The boys are proud of the College and were keen to meet families interested in knowing more about Terrace. I received a number of commendations from parents on the day about how impressed they were with the way our students interacted with them and their family during the tour. The other group of students I am continually impressed with is our musicians. I spent some time on Sunday watching my own children’s performances at QCMF but also had time to see some of the Terrace bands play. I really enjoyed the seeing the pride they have in themselves and in the performance. They are some of our most talented students. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

The “L” Word

One of the key challenges for a teacher is knowing your audience - your students. Too much information, too complex a topic, too simple an idea or too narrow a topic and you’ve lost them. They become disconnected and less motivated to keep listening to draw meaning from a lesson. We’re currently running this very risk with our Year 11s as we explore models of leadership within our Terrace Family – “not the L-word again!” However, our insistence on immersing our Class of 2020 in leadership theory, practice and possibilities stems from our commitment to forming men who truly feel they can make a difference in our world.

Our Class of 2020, our school leaders for next year, spent two days away from school together on their Leadership Retreat last Thursday and Friday, being guided through the theoretical foundations and practical expressions of servant leadership. To navigate through the leadership maze, our Year 11s have been offered some clear direction through the compass of the cross.

I believe as a Catholic faith and learning community, we have a distinct advantage over other educational communities. The fact that we are strongly grounded in the Gospel of Jesus provides our community with an immediate source of inspiration in times of struggle and a clear point of reference in times of doubt. Our Class of 2020 are discovering the advantage the Gospel provides them when exploring the type of leaders they are and the leaders they aspire to become, both individually and collectively.

It is no coincidence that our scaled down Celtic cross accompanies each of our students on each of their spiritual retreats. As our Celtic cross again stands proudly on our College grounds, re-positioned at the front entry, our scaled down Celtic cross stood front and centre at last week’s Leadership Retreat as an ongoing reminder that our faith provides us with clear direction with respect to discovering how we are to relate to others. Our Terrace Family are filled with the knowledge that God is present in each of us. We humbly serve one another’s interests, challenges and hopes. We aspire to wisely use these gifts to enable each other to our fullest humanity.

I eagerly look forward to walking with our Class of 2020 as they enact their responsibilities as leaders of our community and to further discovering the advantages that our faith provides our Terrace Family. 

The Good News of Terrace: Year 11 Barrett House spending time with their friends at Western Suburbs Special School

Terrace Library

Term 3 is another busy one in the Terrace Library. This term we are celebrating science in conjunction with National Science Week from 10-17 August. Our front display cabinet has been transformed into a lunar landscape, and we are showcasing books about science and science-focused activities in Makerspace. We also have competitions running for staff and students - drop by the library to fill out an entry form for your chance to win a great prize!

On Friday 30 August we are hosting a pop-up Father’s Day book shop in the library with books supplied by Avid Reader. On the day, visit the library at lunchtime with card or cash to buy your dad (or other significant father-figure) a fantastic book for Father’s Day. We will have fiction and non-fiction across a range of genres – something for every Dad! Watch this space for a price list to help you make your choice. 

Terrace e-Scholar has been updated for Term 3. If your son has an assignment this term, he is sure to find a range of resources to guide and assist him in his research including: 

  • Assignment help pages – pages created by Terrace Library staff that are assignment specific and designed to point students in the right direction for assignments. 
  • Databases page – The Terrace Library subscribes to a wide variety of databases across a range of curriculum areas and difficulty levels – Encyclopedia Britannica and Q-Files for our younger scholars right through to more advanced and specific online academic journals for our older students. 
  • Referencing page – an easy to use referencing tool applicable to a huge range of information types  
  • GTTV – is the Terrace Library’s collection of digital videos. Curated by the Terrace Library staff and reflective of the Terrace curriculum, GTTV is a great source of documentaries, films, current affairs and news programs.  

Reading should be a part of every Terracian’s daily routine (#TerraciansareReaders). Terrace e-scholar offers a range of resources to encourage and widen reading choices:

  • Library Catalogue – search for books, authors, subjects, genres and suggestions for good reads.
  • Reading - updated regularly, we highlight new additions to our collection and feature book recommendations based on genre and/or year level.
  • E-books - easy to use, browsable and now including our new (small but expanding) collection of audio books. Borrow any time – great for weekend or holiday reading.
  • Newspapers – Terrace Library subscribes to a range of online newspapers – Read to keep up to date with the world and a valuable source of research for contemporary research tasks. We have also recently added two new pages to e-Scholar:  
  • Digital tools – information on online safety, privacy and online behaviour, tips for enhancing multi-modal presentations and guidance for printing at Terrace.
  • Events – information on the weekly and seasonal events that take place in the Terrace Library including our book clubs, maker space, TerraMechanica and more. Be sure to Follow TerraceLibrary on Instagram to keep up to date with all the library news and events. 

 e-scholar - https://libguides.terrace.qld....  

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Mrs Elizabeth Hornsby – Librarian, Media Services

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Open Day

Our thanks and congratulations to all students and parents involved with Open Day on Monday. It was great to have so many students involved.


With many of our Chess players either unwell or participating at QCMF, we certainly found this to be one of our harder rounds. Thank you to the students who stepped up and played.

This week sees the annual ‘Kings of the Hill’ round against Grammar. It is our last home round and so we would love to see lots of red and black watching from the sidelines.  


The QDU finals round continued with Terrace having mixed results.  The 10.1 and Senior B teams won through to semi-finals last night. 

Well done to the 8.1 team who have made it to the Queensland Debating Union Grand Final next Wednesday night at Somerville House.

Stay tuned on FaceBook next Wednesday night at approximately 10.30pm for the results.


On Monday night, Theatresports wrapped up for the year with both Senior 1 and Senior 2 unfortunately knocked out of the competition. ‘The Dads’ and ‘Low Expectations’ put their best forward and represented the College with pride in the Semi-Final showdown. Entertaining the masses with their challenging game choices, both teams had moments of pure comic gold. All team members have come so far and should be proud of all they have achieved. Special thanks must go to all those who came along to support our young men on the night and for the countless hours put in by coaching staff. For those who would like to continue with Theatresports next year or try it out for the first time, watch the notices as a series of workshops will be on offer during Term 4. 


Congratulations to all our musicians and staff who competed at the QCMF competition for four days last week. This is the largest Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Some facts and figures:

• 15 000 students from 112 schools participated in 581 ensembles. 
• 793 Terrace students participated in 32 ensembles winning 20 Gold, 11 Silver and 1 Bronze. Out of the 20 Gold awards, all our top teams and Years 5 and 6 Concert Band received Gold awards. These results are our best so far. 

Awards of Excellence winners

• Solo recognition for: Jack Gardiner, James Cameron, Matthew Chow 
Terrace Jazz Combo 
• Trumpet: Jack Gardiner 
• Vocals: Liam Keates-Ryley 
• Flugelhorn Soloist: Jack Gardiner 
• Clarinet: Joseph Lee 

Queensland Evatt Trophy competition 

Two teams competed on the weekend – Alex Sullivan and Fionan Dunne placed third overall and Cyril Mathews and James Hurst placed second overall. These students will go on to compete at the National competition in December. 

Terrace won two of the three individual awards – Alex Sullivan was awarded Best Speaker and James Hurst was awarded Best Overall Delegate. 



Debating 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Support Group Meetings: Please note the change of venues

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 3 September, 5.30pm in the Francis Rush Room, Mt Sion.

Debating Support Group – Tuesday 3 September, 5.30pm in the Mary Rice Room, Mt Sion.

Staying in touch   

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we would suggest you 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. 

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Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Thank you

Well what a weekend! The QCMF gave Music at Terrace the chance to show our talent. And we did! With 793 Terrace boys participating in 32 ensembles, we were one of the two largest participating Colleges. Particularly gratifying was the high standard of our choirs and ensembles. This was reflected in the 20 Gold, 11 Silver and 1 bronze award that were awarded.

On Monday, the College held our Open Day after school. Many of our top ensembles and choirs featured prominently during this event. Our sincere thanks to students and directors who provided musical support for this after such an intense weekend.

On Tuesday, the College held a Music Presentation Assembly, where we publicly acknowledged the musical achievements of our Year 12 ensemble musicians. Additionally, the premier ensembles performed at this event.


A reminder to all families that we require two weeks’ notice before the end of term to cancel lessons (Thursday 5 September). Any cancellations after this date will attract a full term’s worth of fees.

Term 3 Events

• Friday 6 September Terrace Jazz Night 
• Friday 20 September Battle of the Rock Bands 
• Monday 23 September AMEB Brass Clinic 
• 23-30 September European Tour 

The Weekly Wrap

Basketball Wrap

GPS Basketball fixtures against Anglican Church Grammar School are always a great event and Saturday’s Round 5 clash against ‘Churchie’ was true to form, delivering a highly competitive and memorable day of games. Despite only winning 11 of the 29 games played between the two schools, this win/loss ratio is pleasing considering the strength, size and reach of the Basketball program at Churchie, along with the concentration of talent in all age groups. Terrace always promotes values of inclusion and participation which in turn will adversely affect on-court victories as the depth is stretched, so a result like the one on Saturday that included wins for the 5A, 7A, 8A, 10A and 1st V is a sure sign Terrace Basketball is on the rise. Congratulations to ACGS for ‘taking the day’ overall and we thank their players, coaches and staff for their hospitality on Saturday. 

Saturday was also a day for the ‘D’ teams with the 4th V, 11D (v BBC 4ths), 10D, 9D and 7D all recording great victories,  with only the 8Ds going down in a tight game by three points. Results like these once again point to the depth of Basketball talent at Terrace and the mateship between players to play competitively at the lower levels, a trait which flows right through to the bottom teams in each age group.
The undoubted highlight of the day was the 1st V triumph over a highly fancied Churchie outfit. On the back of a disappointing performance in the previous round, the group bounced back in the best way possible, allowing their talent to shine through as they broke out to a 29-point lead, eventually winning by five points over a fast -finishing Churchie.
Along with games against Churchie, Terrace played in 14 supplementary games against Nudgee College, Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane Boys College, including some matches in which teams doubled up to provide great court time and game experience.
This weekend, Terrace play Spring Hill rivals Brisbane Grammar School in Round 6. As the 2019 season passes halfway, players are reminded to stay focused and committed to their team despite upcoming external distractions, and to finish the season as strongly as they started it.

Rugby Wrap

As part of the GPS Rugby Grading Protocol, sometimes Terrace teams are drawn to play other schools' higher graded teams.  On many occasions, these teams are asked to travel away from where the rest of the school is playing, and I would therefore like to thank all the boys and their families for their understanding. For more information relating to the Grading Protocol process please see below.

Grading Protocol Process

Prior to the commencement of each season and then again at the conclusion of Round 3, a Grading Review Panel will convene to examine the grading placement of teams. In 2019, this panel will consist of Mr Tyron Mandrusiak (GT), Mr Sean Graham (NC), Mr Nigel Greive (IGS) and Mr Bryan Hain (TSS). All schools will provide the necessary applications for promotion and relegation, with supporting evidence, to the Grading Panel by the end of Week 6 (31 May). The panel will review the applications, contact schools if additional information is required and report outcomes to all schools by the end of Week 9 (21 June). In conjunction with the grading protocols, all schools must complete their ‘Size for Age’ adjustments prior to any grading applications being made on 31 May. As well as using past results to help inform the best position of teams, schools will be required to identify any new students who have joined the program since last season. In particular, the identification of the number of rugby scholarship players entering the 2019 program must be identified by schools. 

To ensure that some consistency of grading is achieved, the following guidelines may be used to influence discussions regarding the placement of each team across each age group:

 Grading Criteria 

1. Number of teams fielded in the age by each school. 
2. Review the results of the preceding season to examine comparability of teams in each age group. 
3. Any pre-season results may also be considered. 
4. For the Round 3 grading discussions, results from Rounds 1, 2 and 3 are also to be used to inform grading discussions. 
5. Pre-season discussion by the Grading Review Panel needs to consider any new students who have entered the school’s rugby program since the previous season. This is to include students who have entered the respective programs as a scholarship student, indigenous scholarship student or general enrolment student. 
6. The Grading Panel will generate a full season draw to reflect the team re-allocations that have been processed at the preseason grading meeting. This draw will be reassessed at the Round 3 meeting. 


The ‘Like for Like’ Philosophy is a key mandate of the reforms for the GPS Rugby season in 2019 to enhance player safety. The provision of preseason squad numbers and the identification of new players to the program will require some additional work for the Directors of Rugby but will greatly assist the Grading Review Panel in making informed decisions regarding the appropriate grading levels. It is again noted that this grading process is applicable to all age groups and all team levels.

Please click here for: Round 5 Results

Gymnastics news

On 24 August, the Men’s Gymnastics Junior Regional Championships was held at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.  Gregory Terrace athletes Zachary Yoong (Year 6) and Hugh Barret (Year 6) competed in the level 3 division.  Zac finished in sixth place and Hugh finished in eleventh place in the All Around. Zac also placed on individual apparatus coming third on the Pommel Horse, fifth on the Rings and sixth on the Vault.

We are extremely proud our athletes and their successful competition on the back of a great GPS season.  We look forward to future competitions.


Captains’ Corner | College Captain, Oliver Seawright

On Monday, Terrace hosted our first Open Day since early 2017. From the prospective parents who ambled through the gates, to their young kids, whose eyes darted with excitement around Duhig Place, and even the parents who could not pass on an opportunity to see the new building, it was an afternoon to remember. But as the Year 11s and 10s conducted tours, the Year 12s manned their respective stalls and the primary boys got runs at the cricket setup, I stood at the front entrance. 

What started as awkward “hellos” to new families, became a moment of reflection. I thought back to the first time I walked through those gates, when I, like some of the Years 2 and 3 students yesterday, walked close beside my parents, tentative but excited, because there is something you never forget about that moment. Maybe it is because it marks a significant milestone for both the boys and parents. For a few guys yesterday, maybe it is because they saw Darren Lockyer at the entrance. Maybe it is walking into the physics room, seeing Mr Finch making ice cream with dry ice and thinking that’s what senior physics is like. I don’t know. But whatever it is, on Monday, I saw it on the faces of those boys, Terrace men in 2022, Senior Class of 2029. 

Despite the presentation of Monday’s event (the slideshows, the music and the bustling line for the free snags), there remained the unmistakable ‘Terrace feeling’ that I have come to know so well. I thought back to what my buddy, Sam Tillack, said to me in my first week at the school. As he walked me to my class on level 5 (I was lost again), I asked him in my frustration why “Terrace is so damn confusing”. He replied, “If it were easy, I wouldn’t be walking you to class”. At the time I thought he was having a go at me for making him miss his lesson, but in reflection, I think he meant that because the ground floor is level 2 and because the classrooms aren’t always numbered in numerical order, we got to have a chat and spend some time together. 

At most schools, you can find your way around easily enough. At most schools, you don’t find yourself in a ‘walking traffic jam’ in the corridors. But at most schools, you don’t see every person, every day, and I think that’s the beauty of it. With the end of high school drawing closer for the Seniors, that is what I will miss the most. The busyness of Terrace gives it life and heart. And as I stood at the entrance on Monday, there was a silent joy in knowing that all the boys who held their parents’ hands, timidly gazing into their new home, have years of that to come. 

Terrace Ladies Group

Girls Night Out | Book Here

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Ross GURGO - GT 1983-87

May they be consoled by their many memories of those they have loved and lost.

Terrace Shop

Important Information

Red Blazers for Year 11 2020

Dear Year 10 Parents and Caregivers, 

As you are aware, your son will require the Senior red blazer next year. 

The cost of a new Senior blazer is $275. If you intend to purchase a new blazer from the Terrace Uniform Shop, we kindly ask that you attend the Shop with your son before Friday 25 October 2019. Blazers will be fitted, allowing appropriate room for growth.
Please be aware that in 2020 the Terrace Shop will not have a supply of red blazers in stock. If you are requiring a new blazer for your son, it is very important to order before 25 October. 

As individual orders will be taken for each blazer, we ask a parent or caregiver to approve the purchase. This is best done by attending with your son, or alternatively viewing a photo taken by him wearing the suggested size. A non-refundable deposit of $175 is required at the time of the blazer order. The remaining $100 balance will be paid on collection of the blazer towards the end of Term 1 2020.

Fittings for red blazers may be done at any time during our normal trading hours. However, we have organised the manufacturing representative to join us for fittings between 3.30-4.30pm on Thursday 17 October and Thursday 24 October. We will keep the Terrace Shop open until 4.30pm on these two days, for this purpose.

Second-hand stock is not held at the Terrace Shop. We understand the parent led Facebook page 'Terrace Buy Sell Giveaway' is quite active for second-hand uniform items.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Terrace Shop on or 3214 5258 if you have any questions.
We look forward to assisting you and your son in store soon.

Kind regards,

Mrs Felice Gatenby
Terrace Shop Manager


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family events here...

The biggest raffle to hit the Terrace Family for 2019 is on sale - win a Toyota Yaris! 

Tickets cost $50 each or 3 for $100. Raffle will be drawn Saturday 7 September at the Terrace Long Lunch.
Tickets can be purchased via the below link until Thursday 5 September or in person at the Terrace Long Lunch. 

Win a CAR | Tickets Here

The raffle every Terrace Family wants to win! 1st prize ~ 1 Term's Gregory Terrace Tuition Fees up for grabs and so many other fantastic prizes! 

Raising funds for ParaSTART Program, Eddie's Van and College Support Groups.

Terrace Long Lunch Mega Raffle | Tickets Here

Only 1 week remaining to RSVP! 

Details: Saturday 7 September | 12.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: $600 for a Table of 10 or $60pp (+ booking fees)
RSVP: Tickets on sale 9am 19 July via College Events. Please RSVP by Friday 30 August
For further information or enquiries regarding the event, please contact
Anne McMahon | or Jacinta Hearne |

Terrace Long Lunch | Book HerePre-order Drinks | Click Here

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.

Cash Donation | Click Here

Details: Saturday 14 September | 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann St Brisbane
Cost: Adults $61 (+booking fees) | Includes welcome drink & 2 course dinner 
Students $31 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course dinner
RSVP" Please RSVP via the below link by Tuesday 10 September
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Rosanna Ferguson |

Rugby Dinner | Book 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: Friday 18 October | From 6.00pm
Where: Gambaro Hotel, Caxton St Brisbane
Cost: $44.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes champagne on arrival and canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Friday 11 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Libby Baynton |

Girls' Night Out | Book 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 | Tickets 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

The Year 12s will undertake QCS testing on Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 4 September. Donations from Year 12 families to assist with providing a special lunch for the boys on these days are being warmly welcomed. 
Please use the below link to donate. 

Cash Donation | Click Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming year level function details here...

Year 10 Parent/Caregiver Coffee Catch Up

Details: Friday 23 August | From 8.00am
Where: Victoria Park Cafe | 309 Herston Rd Brisbane 
RSVP: No RSVP required. Please feel welcome to join us on the day.
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Paula Lazzarini  | 0412 661 036 |