Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 5. As I outlined in last week’s Terrace News, there were a number of important events that occurred last week, including NAPLAN and the EREA School Renewal.  I wish to acknowledge and thank the staff for the work they did in preparing and overseeing NAPLAN.  I also thank the many staff, students and parents who were part of the School Renewal process.  Results from both the NAPLAN and the School Renewal will be made available later in the year and I will share these outcomes with the community at this time.

Looking ahead, the next couple of weeks are important for the students as they enter into assessment and exam time.  This is a challenging time for students as the pressure to meet deadlines, do revision and prepare for exams continues to accumulate.  Early and organised preparation is critical.  As parents, we can support our children during these times by being present, monitoring their focus and being supportive and encouraging.  Good luck to all families over the coming weeks.

Next week, I will be spending some time in Melbourne with the other EREA Principals from across Australia.  These gatherings are always an opportunity to remind ourselves that we are part of a bigger organisation and collectively, EREA is a significant provider of education across the country.  The overall theme of the conference is focussed on ‘Future Thinking’.  I will provide an update on the conference in future editions of the Terrace News.

As you may have noticed when visiting the College recently, the Mt Sion wellbeing project is progressing well and will be ready for the start of Term 3.  Whilst there is still a reasonable amount of ‘finishing’ work to be completed, the overall building is certainly taking shape.  Once completed, I am keen to provide an opportunity for the Terrace Family to see the new building.  As an advance calendar notice, the College will be hosting an Open Day after school on Monday 19 August.  I would also see this date as an opportunity for our existing Terrace Family to visit the College to view the new building and the associated works that have been completed.  I will provide further reminders but book 19 August into your diaries now.

Next week our Cross Country runners will compete in the GPS Cross Country championships at Limestone Park.  Our runners have been working very hard and are looking forward to the challenge of the hills of Limestone Park.  I wish all of the runners the very best and I know that they will do Terrace proud.  Good luck to all our runners.

Finally this week, I ask that you keep members of the Terrace Family who are unwell in your thoughts and prayers, including Benedict Jones in Year 8 Xavier, who is currently in hospital.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff news

We wish Mrs Mary Meadows well for her long service leave which commenced on Monday for the remainder of the term. We welcome former member of staff Mrs Susie Cooper who will look after Mrs Meadows’s classes. Mr Gavin Clements will work with her Year 11 Geography class and Mr Rob Sweeper will take Mr Clements’s Year 11 HPE class for this time. I thank all of these staff for their support. 

Congratulations to Mrs Jane Fox who became a second time Grandmother to new baby Thea during the week.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Academic leadership

Each fortnight, the College Leadership Team meets with the Years 11 and 12 cohorts to discuss a wide range of topics regarding their progress through the year. At the Year 11 assembly, the concept of leadership of self was examined from a variety of angles. Mr Charles Brauer used examples of Old Boys who have gone on to work in the service space and their journey from Year 11 student to social entrepreneur. From an academic viewpoint, in order for the 2020 Seniors to become academic leaders of the school, they need to first ‘lead’ themselves. Consequently, my challenge to Year 11, and therefore to the whole student body is this:

• Are you working every day to be the best student you can be?
• Are you present in class?
• Are you an active learner?
• Do you seek out assistance when required?
• Are you taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities that Terrace has to offer – academic, service, co-curricular, leadership, interpersonal?


At this point of the term, assignments are due and exam timetables will be released next week. It is important that students continue to work hard during this period in order to ensure that they are well placed moving into exam block. Revision for exam subjects should be occurring, and the accessing of staff, peer and old boy tutoring is to be encouraged.

Subject selection

Years 9 and 10 students will have made selections regarding their choice for History/Geography for Semester 2. If this has not occurred, please contact the Waterford Office (Year 10) or Studies Office (Year 9). Additionally, Year 8 students have made their Semester 2 choice for Performing Arts, choosing either Visual Art, Drama or Music. Confirmation of subject selections and class allocations will occur shortly, with changes reflected in Term 3 timetables.

Enterprise network

At assembly on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to congratulate the achievements of the Terrace Enterprise Network. Six Terrace teams entered the QUT Gen[In] Challenge, open to students aged 14-24, which requires teams to solve problems with innovative ideas. Two of our six Terrace teams progressed to the finals, which required a live five minute pitch to a team of three panellists. I am delighted to announce that both of these teams achieved runners-up in their categories: Team Beach LingoDominic Cleary (Year 10) and Connor McGrath (Year 10) and Team TutaJayden Jap (Year 9) and Zachary Thompson (Year 10). Congratulations to all who participated and especially Ms Natalie Berndt for her coordination of the Enterprise Network.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Managing stress

Students are entering the “red zone” of the semester where assignments are being submitted and the preparation for the upcoming exam block starts to increase. Many of you will also notice the correlation between this and the levels of stress and anxiety that may rise with your sons. The topic of anxiety has been growing in importance in the pastoral care of students over the past decade. We know that some stress and anxiety is a good thing as they are part of life and can assist us to perform at our best. Keeping anxiety at an appropriate level is more important than completely protecting students from stressful situations. Below, I have included some tips for parents that research tells us can assist with managing anxious students and adolescents:

• Provide support and encouragement but don’t fuss too much
• Reward non-anxious behaviours
• Selectively ignore anxious behaviours and focus on positives instead
• Encourage risk taking in small steps
• Provide opportunities for developing independence
• Allow them to safely experience the natural consequences of their anxiety
• Use breathing exercises, music and appropriate physical activity
• Know who to ask for help – House Deans, College counsellors or health professionals

Cross Country

Next Wednesday, 29 May, we will be sending our Year 9 students to support the GPS Cross Country team at the annual championships.  We wish our runners all the very best and we look forward to our Year 9 students giving their best in support.  As we come to the end of Week 6, consistency is the key for all students.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer


That word “ministry” – we hear it a lot but what does it actually mean? What is in it for us?

Tuesday’s Campus Ministry Assembly provided our community with the opportunity to explore the purpose of our rich and diverse Campus Ministry program, as well as the concept of ‘ministry’. Ministry is supporting others when they are overwhelmed. Ministry is welcoming others who feel lonely. Ministry is building an inclusive community so that our diversity is our strength. Ministry is encouraging others who may feel nervous or lack confidence. Ministry is something we do at Terrace. Not just words. Ministry is actions. 

Each and every weekday, staff, students, parents, Old Boys and friends of our Terrace Family join with our local Spring Hill community with our Eddie’s Van Big Brekky program. Year 12 Terracians Luke Allen and Jack Gardiner shared how they believe the Big Brekky is an act of ‘ministry’ which builds ‘Inclusive Community’ for our local neighbourhood. Luke articulated his Eddie’s Van experience very well:

The power of a conversation is something that can be underestimated and although it may seem small to us, showing genuine concern and interest in others can turn someone’s day around for the better. Eddie's Van is very well regarded at Terrace as it gives us, the students, a chance to step outside of our comfort zones and do good in the greater community. 

For the past 20 years, our Terrace Family has been supporting the people of Railaco District in Timor-Leste. We followed in the footsteps of Old Boy Br Dan Courtney being in solidarity, being as one with the people of Timor as they aspired for independence and continue to grow as a proud and prosperous nation. Paddy Mullins and Will McIntyre, who have been fortunate to experience our Terrace-Timor friendship first hand whilst away on last year’s Timor Immersion, shared their perspective at Tuesday’s assembly on how our Terrace-Timor friendship is an act of ministry: 

On reflection, I realised that the people I met in Timor have altered my thoughts on how I should live my own life. One such person was a young girl called Erin, who invited Yang and myself to practice singing a song that she had written. It was a piece that openly conveyed the love that the Timorese people have for their land. Afterwards, Erin offered me the piece of paper that she had written the song on. I was touched and have since kept this in my wallet as a solid reminder of the Timorese people. Like so many other Timorese, Erin showed us unending kindness, sincerity and humility, characteristics that I realised we should all strive to live our lives by. The Timor-Leste journey was an amazing social justice experience and has undoubtedly formed a key part of my development as a Terrace Gentleman. Will McIntyre (Year 11) 

If the above stories aren’t enough to convince you of the heart of ministry at Terrace, perhaps the closing words of our College prayer truly sum up the purpose of the ministry work we do here at Terrace:

The power of your love and the joy of your friendship.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

As usual, we have had a number of events happening in and around the Waterford Place community over the past fortnight. We were privileged to have a large number of mothers gather for our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. I hope you enjoyed the morning and I know the boys certainly enjoyed having you here. A big thanks to Mrs Julie Ferris and Mrs Mary-Jude Hannagan for all the finer details on the day and thanks also to Michael and his catering team for the wonderful food provided.

Last weekend, we held the first Edmund Rice – Head to Heart camp for the year. A wonderful group of Waterford boys volunteered their time to be a buddy for a young boy from a disadvantaged or marginalised back ground. We were joined by like minded young ladies from All Hallows’ who buddied up with the little girls. Edmund Rice camp volunteers and leaders ran the great range of fun experiences. I was happy to be the chief cook and cleaner in the kitchen and I was very proud of the way the boys engaged with their little buddy and made the weekend a special time for them. 

The middle of term means that we are right in the thick of the assignment period. The advice to the boys in our recent gatherings is to use this time wisely so that assignments are completed on time and are of a high standard. Time spent on these tasks now prevents the stress of the last minute rush. The focus will then shift quickly to the upcoming exam block which commences in Week 8. 

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Chess Inter-School Competition

Eleven of our top chess players took part in the Brisbane Secondary Inter-School Chess tournament on Tuesday 21 May.  Against strong opposition our Open A team consisting of Ben Zhang (Year 7), Adrian Jesuthasan (Year 9), D’arcy Long (Year 11) and Cooper O’Rourke (Year 8) came third.  Ben also won a merit prize along with his brother Yang Zhang (Year 11), for winning 4.5 points for their teams.

Voice of Youth finals

Throughout this year, I have had the wonderful opportunity of participating in the Rostrum Speaking Competition. It involves preparing and delivering an eight minute speech on a topic that you are often passionate about. This year, I have chosen the topic of a Modern Epidemic, the effects of anxiety and depression in today’s world. So far, I have been lucky enough to progress through some of the competition but only because of the support provided by both Mr Cacciola and Mr Pauley. Rostrum has not only improved my public speaking skills, but it has also helped me view the world in a different way and better understand the problems that we face today. It has been a great experience, and a huge thanks to Terrace for allowing me to participate and compete in Rostrum. I look forward to competing with my brother Will in the South Queensland finals of Rostrum, Voice of Youth. Luke Ames (Year 10)


Well done to Lorenzo Battino (Year 12) who was one of 40 students selected for Honourable Mentions of Advocacy at the recent National High School Mooting Competition held at Bond University. This year marked the thirtieth time that Bond has hosted this competition and has seen the competition grow to 104 teams from 85 schools. Thank you to Ms Sam Knott for her excellent work with this team.

Support Group meetings

Debating Support Group – Tuesday 23 July, 5.30pm in the Old Boys’ Room 

Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 23 July, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre

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) 

If you have any photographs or video that you would like to share, please tag us.

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Music lesson reminder

A reminder to all families that we require two weeks’ notice before the end of term to cancel lessons (Friday 7 June). Any cancellations after this date will attract a full term’s worth of fees.

Thank you to the String Quartet and soloist Jack Gardiner (Year 12) for the musical support at assembly on Tuesday.

The Pep Band is performing at half time for the GPS Football match at Tennyson this Saturday.  This dynamic group will be performing again at Tennyson on 1 June.


On Wednesday 5 June from 3-6.30pm in the Music Centre, Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel will be running a rehearsal/workshop with our premier string ensemble, the Waterford Soloists.

You can learn more about Professor Vogel here:

Terrace Music will continue to find new opportunities such as the above for our musicians to develop and perform.

Norman Clarke Concert

With the Norman Clarke Concert coming up and with QCMF beyond that, we ask all students in Years 5 and 6 to be proactive in their preparations for these events. A regular home practice routine is vital if you are to succeed in your music studies.

The Music Department provides extra support through Music Practice Hall on Mondays from 3.15-5pm. Additionally, boys can come to the Music Centre at recesses to seek additional support.

Parent Lounge

A crucial component in managing performances and sending out information is through the Parent Lounge. I ask that families please respond to requests in Parent Lounge promptly. This provides us with rolls and information so as to best manage equipment, personnel and transport.

Term 2 Events

  • Saturday 25 May, 12.30pm - Pep Band.  
  • Saturday 1 June, 12.30pm - Pep Band.  
  • Sunday 9 June, Norman Clarke concert, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm. 
  • Monday 24 June, Drumline and BB2 workshop. 
  • Tuesday 25 June, First Percussion Ensemble BB3 band workshop. 
  • Wednesday 26 June, Percussion 2, Percussion 3, TJC band workshops.
  • Sunday 23 June – 3 July, USA Music tour.

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

As a program, we walked away from Round 4 with 12 wins, seven draws and 14 losses.  Overall, we let ourselves down with some poor decision making in crucial areas that might have changed some of the results in our favour throughout some of our games. A special mention to the 8As who have had some difficult results this season, however they battled very well against a very strong State High team. Despite going down 2-0, the boys should walk away proud of the way they played. We will need to make sure we focus this week at training and prepare for the weekend when we host Churchie.

One of the great lessons for young footballers to learn is that a good performance is a direct result of a good attitude or mindset. The battle against Nudgee in Round 3 was when the mindset and attitude of the ‘team’ was in harmony. Unfortunately, the performance of the group against State High in Round 4 wasn’t. We missed our regular Friday session because of the weather but this is a reason that cannot be used as an excuse for the 3-0 loss we suffered. 

As individuals, the 1st XI are good players but football is a team game and players can’t win games on their own, by doing their own thing. Players within the team have different strengths and abilities but it is when the individual takes precedence over the group that the ‘team’ does not function as well as it should, and that is what happened last Saturday. The players didn’t function as a collective. 

Fortunately, other results fell for us on the weekend and the door is still open for Terrace to be successful in terms of the premiership. We have a very tough game against Churchie this Saturday and although the team is hurting from the outcome against State High, it is a lesson learned.  Saturday will be a great day at Tennyson and a great ‘team’ performance!

Rugby Wrap

Term 3 Rugby sign on 

Sign-on will now take place throughout Week 6. All families will receive an email inviting you to register online. It is vital that you inform us of your intentions as this will assist with the organisation of coaches, referees, buses, field usage and ultimately how many teams we nominate in the GPS competition.  Registrations will stay open for Week 6 and will close 3pm Friday 31 May.  Boys who participated in Term 2 Rugby are required to also register.

Please note that the boys born in 2008 (Under 10) will play and be graded with the Under 11 boys. This decision was made by the GPS as only a small number of GPS schools could field Under 10 teams. The upside is that all Year 5 boys will get to play with their class mates during their first year of rugby here at Terrace.

Player readiness mid-year holiday rugby clinics 

All players will participate in a preseason training program which will take place at Tennyson on Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July. The purpose of the clinic is to prepare the boys for the upcoming GPS Rugby season. During the clinics, all elements of the Smart Rugby and “Confidence in Contact” program will be delivered by experienced coaches leading into our trial games against Nudgee College on Saturday 13 July at Tennyson. 

Please note there is no need to register as it is an expectation that all boys attend. Only if you are not attending are you required to inform Boys who are not participating in our Term 2 program and are not available for the clinic will be required to complete their Smart Rugby and “Confidence in Contact” training during the first two weeks of Term 3 training prior to playing in Round 2.
• 9am – 12pm (Under 11, Under 12 and  Under 14 Teams)
• 2pm – 5pm (Under 13, Under 15, Under 16 and Open Teams) 
• Followed by a trial game against Nudgee College on Saturday 13 July at Tennyson (Schedule TBC).

Date claimers

• Week 6 - Whole School Rugby Sign On - please note that boys currently enrolled in the       Term 2 preseason program will need to also enrol for Term 3 Rugby
• Monday 3 June - Rugby Program Parent Information presentation GT 125 6-7pm
• Thursday 6 June - Rugby Coaches Induction Evening Tennyson 5.45-7.45pm
• Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July - Holiday Clinics at Tennyson 
• Saturday 13 July - Whole School practice game v NC at Tennyson
• Saturday 20 July – GPS Round 1 v TGS followed by the Rugby Season Launch

Clothing and equipment

• Terrace jerseys, shorts and socks will need to be purchased before the end of term as     we play NC in a trial on the Saturday before returning to school
• Mouth-guard (a fitted mouth-guard from a dentist is strongly recommended) 

Term 3 Tennyson training schedule

A bus will depart Gregory Terrace at 3.15pm sharp travelling to Tennyson with training commencing at 4pm. Training will finish at 5.30pm with a bus returning to Terrace at approx. 6.15pm. Parents are welcome to collect their sons from Tennyson. 


• Mums, dads and caregivers, if you are interested in coaching please contact me via email. Once again, I am anticipating that we will field many teams. For enquiries:

Tennis Wrap

This week, the Terrace Tennis teams play Churchie in matches from Years 5 through to 12. There will be additional matches against Brisbane Boys College. It is always a great round of tennis played in excellent spirit and the program looks forward to the challenge ahead.

The results from the round against Brisbane State High School were excellent for Years 7 through to 12. In all matches, the sportsmanship by the red and black was excellent. We also thank Nudgee College for their efforts to get more matches on court. The game day coaches have highlighted that they are particularly pleased with how hard our young Terracians fought in every game against our opposition.

Well done also to the primary teams who played competitive matches internally. The Year 5 boys were highly competitive against their Year 6 counterparts which places the future of the program in strong hands.

See here for: Round 4 Results

1st IV Report

GT 6–13–94 defeated BSHS 2–4–66

In our match against BSHS, the Terrace 1st IV boys once again got off to a good start in the singles.

The singles matches finished with Bryce Robinson winning 7-6, 6-4, Dominic Anderson winning 6-4, 7-6, Charlie Van Balen winning 6-3, 6-2, and Sean Pacey going down 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. The boys went into their doubles rubbers in a strong 3-1 position. Bryce and Dom once again dominated their first doubles match, winning in straight sets, while Charlie and Sean fell short, losing in straight sets. 

Charlie Van Balen was outstanding on Saturday, demonstrating greater maturity in his play. He played more within himself, positioning himself and structuring his points better, while using his speed around the court both defensively and offensively in his play.

Mr Graeme Brimblecombe
Head Coach Tennis

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, James Hurst

Last week, I was lucky enough to be involved with the Year 12 Kairos Retreat. Ever since I began at Terrace, I had heard about the Kairos Experience and notably, the Kairos secret. By the nature of its secrecy, I can’t talk any more about it except to say it was a very enjoyable and fulfilling experience. But one thing I can talk about is something that came up during the retreat. When the top causes of death of adolescent males is researched, suicide is the number one cause. Mental health is something that we as a society do not get right. Particularly for older Terracians, our mental health is something that is of vital importance.

Given this, I am going to use this Captain’s Corner as an avenue through which I can promote the pathways at Terrace that people can take. At Terrace, we have two personal counsellors: Ms Beard and Mr Antenucci. These lovely people are trained professionals and are available to have a chat about anything. Finding some time to chat to the counsellors is as simple as filling out a form at: or simply going into the Counselling Centre. A lot of people think that the counsellors are there for only big issues, but this is certainly not the case. Even as something as small as not sleeping well is enough to visit. If you are a parent and you notice something is amiss with your son, please talk to them about possibly seeing Ms Beard or Mr Antenucci, and if you are a student, please consider filling out the form whenever you are not feeling 100%.

A second pathway is through the Kids' Helpline. This service is available to anyone aged under 25. Contacting them is easy: simply dial 1800 55 1800 or initiate a webchat with one of the trained counsellors on their website. This is another quick and easy way to seek some counselling. Again, if you or someone you know is not 100%, please consider using the Kid’s Helpline

The final pathway is perhaps the most important. At Terrace, if you are having a tough time, there should always be someone there to help you out; teachers, mates, House Deans or even one of your House or College Captains. We are always here to help; you do not have to do it alone. For anyone who feels alone in their struggle against mental health, please find one of these people and speak to them. We are All In to help you out.

Terrace Ladies Group

Past Mothers' Mass and High Tea morning

Last Sunday saw a gathering of Terrace Past Mothers for Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family. We celebrated Mass with Father Gerard Hall. Father reminded us of how a mother is the glue of the family just like Jesus is the glue of our faith. After Mass, Mrs Jo Lemass gave the group an insight into her many years at Terrace. It just goes to show every family has its connection in their own unique way, even beyond the gates of Terrace. 

It was wonderful having some very new mothers to this extraordinary group of women and also some seasoned members. Some past mothers made this their ‘Terrace school reunion’. This collection of the generations brought a true richness to the morning.

If you know of any mothers of Old Boys of the College who are not in touch with the College, please pass on my email details: to add them to our database for future events coming up like the ‘Long Lunch’ in September.

Care and Concern

Hospitality is an important role of the TLG, providing welcome and building community by creating opportunities to gather, meet and talk to each other. Care and Concern is a further extension and has the great privilege of reaching out to members of the Terrace Family in times of hardship and crisis; to offer comfort, strength and nurturing through the provision of meals. This lets members of our community know that they are not alone when things are tough.  Care and Concern is offered in times of grief, illness and accident, and we are blessed to have over 100 people on the list offering to provide meals at these times. Care and Concern extends beyond “the list” and the making of meals. Just as you become a member of the TLG when your son starts at Terrace, so do you become an integral part of the Care and Concern community. If you are aware of someone experiencing difficult times, reach out and offer them C&C support. If you are not sure, call Kirsten, Cathy or Chris to have a chat and discuss, or email one of the coordinators below. 

Each year ,our rowers stand, hands on each other’s shoulders and say “When you need me my Terrace brothers, I will be there for you” and in the same way we can connect and be there for families and staff at Terrace. If you wish to have your name added to the volunteer list, please contact via the same email.

TLG Care and Concern Coordinators

Chris Giust | 0423 218 549 |
Cathy Nash |  0408 150 036 |

Tennyson canteen

Please click on these links to help volunteer at the Canteen or the BBQ pit. 



Often, we are out at Tennyson prior to our sons’ games and could use this spare time to lend a hand to help in the smooth running of both the canteen and BBQ. This Saturday, it would be good to see Years 5, 6 and 7 parents fill those volunteering spots. 

Our boys love their food after playing so any home baking would also be greatly appreciated.  

TLG correspondence

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, please email our Secretary, Mrs Rachel McGahon, on Please also ensure that you save this email address into your contacts as it may find its way to Junk Mail. 

Contact | TLG President | Kirsten Carroll |


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family event details here...

Show your support for the Terrace Football program and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes, including:

  • 2 nights stay at Brisbane's hottest new hotel, the Calile Hotel on James St. Prize includes accommodation, valet parking, breakfast at the Lobby Bar and a $150 voucher to Hellenika
  • $500 Canterbury voucher
  • $500 Terry White Chemmart voucher

Plus so many more...

Tickets on sale via the below link until Wednesday 19 June.

Football Raffle | Tickets Here

Commemorative Seniors of 2019 jerseys are now ready to order. Please drop in to the Terrace Shop to try on sizing options before placing your order. 
Order close Friday 14 June so don't delay!

2019 Senior Jersey | Order HereSizing Chart | View Here

Date and Time: Sunday 2 June | 1.00pm arrival for 2.00pm movie start
Where: New Farm Cinemas | 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost : $20.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes movie ticket & lucky door prize ticket
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below by Friday 3 May
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Steven Hohn |

Movie Fundraiser | Book Here

Please join us for a night of celebration as we acknowledge the efforts of all our debaters and coaches throughout the 2019 season. Dinner will be followed by the much anticipated annual Comedy Debate. 
Date and Time: 
Thursday 25 July | 6.30pm 
Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Rd Herston
Cost: Adults | $80 (+ booking fees), Students | $70 (+ booking fees), Additional student family member | $60 (+ booking fees)
Includes 2 course dinner & drink on arrival for adults. Soft drinks for students.
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 16 July
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Christine Maher |

Debating Dinner | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 July | 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Where: The Grand Chancellor, Leichhardt St Brisbane
Cost: $135 per Old Boy or $95 per "Young" Old Boy (Class of 2018 - 2014) or Vintage Terracian | Includes 3 hour beverage package, canapes & 2 course sit down meal 
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Wednesday 24 July
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Erin Bowpitt | | 3214 5422

GTOBA Annual Dinner | Book Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming parent/caregiver function details here...

Year 8 Mother's Lunch

Details: Friday 31 May | 12.00pm - 3.00pm 
Where: Libertine Bar and Restaurant, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace 
Cost: $40pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 6 course Autumn Long Lunch menu 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Thursday 23 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact             
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Year 8 Mother's Lunch | Book Here

Year 7 Magee Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Friday 31 May | 7.00pm
Where: Mrs Brown's Kitchen and Bar, 32 Commercial Rd Newstead
Cost: $43pp (+ booking fees) | Includes substantial canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Friday 24 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact            
Jude Lunn | | 0421 280 400

Year 7 Magee Function | Book Here

Year 12 State of Origin Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Game 1 | Wednesday 5 June | 6.30pm
Where: The Lord Alfred, 68 Petrie Terrace Brisbane 
$10pp | Includes bar snacks. Paid to Robin Tucker on the evening. 
RSVP: Please RSVP via email below by Thursday 30 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact           
Robin Tucker | | 0418 158 429

RSVP | Email Here

Year 7 Treacy House Mother's Function

Details: Thursday 6 June | 7.00pm
Where: Mrs Brown's Kitchen and Bar, 32 Commercial Rd Newstead
Cost: $18pp (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food. Cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 4 June
For further details or enquiries, please contact            
Erin McKenna | | 0438 335 719

Year 7 Treacy Function | Book Here

Year 12 Mother's Lunch

Details: Saturday 8 June | Midday
Where: Azure Restaurant, Elements of Byron Resort, 144 Bayshore Drive Byron Bay 
Cost: $73pp (+ booking fees). Includes 2 course lunch 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 30 April
For further details or enquiries, please contact           
Prue Long | | 0427 134 693

Year 12 Lunch | Book Here

Reidy House Movie Fundraiser - Rocketman

Details: Sunday 16 June | 1.00pm arrival for 2.00pm movie
Where: Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce Brisbane
Cost: $25.50 | Includes movie ticket to Rocketman, a glass of wine or softdrink on arrival. All proceeds go towards Brisbane Youth Service.
RSVP: Via the below link
For further details or enquiries, please contact           
Joanne Hagenson |

Rocketman Fundraiser | Book Here

Community Information

Oxford University Information Night 

Oxford University, in the UK, has been educating the world’s leading minds for the last 900 years.   The university provides an environment that enables students to become the very best they can be. With a hand-picked cohort of exceptional scholars, an Oxford education enables networking with future world and political leaders.

Famous for outstanding teaching, research and learning opportunities, Oxford has a long history of excellence. Students enjoy personalised, regular tutorial teaching with subject experts and are part of college communities which provide a safe and supportive environment for study. Students and staff come from around the globe with an amazing range of backgrounds and interests. 

Representatives from Oxford University, including former Senator and Oxford Alumni, Mr Bill O’Chee, will speak about the advantages of an Oxford University education and outline the admissions process.

  • Date: Wednesday 5 June 
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Location: GT125 lecture theatre