Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

I look forward to seeing many of you at Tennyson on Saturday night for the Timor Festa.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

This Saturday night TTN will host the Timor Festa at Tennyson. This will be a great night and a way in which the Terrace community can further connect with Timor. If you have not booked your ticket, I encourage you to do so through College Events. I look forward to seeing many of you at Tennyson on Saturday night.

Last week was a big week for our musicians. Events included the GPS Music Showcase, the Winter Concert and the Norm Clarke concert on Sunday. I continue to be amazed at the talent that exists within our student community. Equally, I am impressed with the professionalism, dedication and passion of our music staff and parents. Thank you and congratulations to all involved. I particularly want to acknowledge and thank Mr Norm Clarke for his extraordinary support of the Terrace Music program. It would not be where it is without Norm’s passion and support. On behalf of all of us, thank you Norm for your support.

This week is a bye in the GPS sporting competition, although there will be some trial games occurring across several sports. With a quieter weekend, it will allow time for students to direct their efforts to their study. With exams around the corner, it is important that the students use this weekend productively.

Next week I will travel to Canberra for the EREA Principal’s Gathering. This is an opportunity to network and to share experiences from our schools. This year, as part of the conference, the principals will gather at the National Arboretum, a unique place of regeneration, renewal and healing, to proclaim as a family of Edmund Rice Schools, a National Apology to the Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse in our schools. This will be a challenging, yet empowering experience. I will report on this event in a future Terrace News.

Congratulations to Mrs Carmel Cole (Grandmother of Hugh Sinclair Year 11) who earlier this year was awarded the Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for the Church and the Pontiff), for her services to the Catholic Church. This is the highest Papal award presented to lay people. Congratulations Carmel.

As mentioned in last week's article, the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training will be collecting student residential addresses from 1 March to 31 May 2017 for the recalculation of socioeconomic status (SES) scores. Information for parents/guardians provided by the Department is attached here.

Finally this week, I wish all our cross country runners all the best at the GPS cross country Championships that will be held next Wednesday. The team has been working very hard and I am sure that they will acquit themselves with distinction. Good luck to all the runners.

Have a great week.

God Bless.


Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Your cooperation is needed.

One of the more challenging aspects of being an inner-city school is parking, for both parents and staff. I would again ask for your co­operation with the following.

To support the safety of students, staff and parents and to help the Terrace Family foster good relations with our neighours we would respectfully ask that parents/guardians observe the following:

  • No parking over our neighbour’s driveways so they cannot exit or enter their homes
  • Do not block the driveway of the Lady Gowrie Centre on Quarry Street when accessing Waterford Place
  • Our site does not have any parent/guardian parking during normal working hours or for drop off and pick up
  • Please use the surrounding streets for parking rather than coming onto the main campus or in the Westcourt parking areas (where the Terrace Shop and Book Hire are now located)
  • Specifically, there is to be no parking in the bottom car park (off Rogers/Victoria Streets) for morning drop off or afternoon pick up - this is for staff use only
  • The driveway off Victoria Street into the staff car parking under GT125 is not a drop off zone - there should be no parking here

A most sincere thank you to all parents and guardians who work with us to make Terrace parking as safe and efficient as possible.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

The Careers Expo is a very unique and special opportunity offered to our boys.

Career Expo

Yesterday was another very successful annual Careers Expo. My thanks to past students and parents who so willing give their time to the current students at Terrace to inform them of what their own careers involve from a personal point of view. The presentation entitled “Business Life after school and University” was again a most informative presentation. The Careers Expo is a very unique and special opportunity offered to our boys.

Exam timetables

Exam timetables have now been issued to all boys. As we tell the boys each term, this is a significant document in ensuring that they strategically need to use to prepare for exams. The outcomes from these exams will form the semester one outcome. Many boys are keenly striving for an academic medal that is based upon these Semester 1 results. With this focus in mind, I strongly encourage boys to make their academics the focus across the remaining weeks.

Years 8, 9 and 10 Students

Students in Years 9 and 10 should now have chosen their elective for next semester between History and Geography. Once selected, forms need to be downloaded and signed by parents and returned to the respective Humanities teacher.

Students in Year 8 need to select their preference in the Creative Arts subjects- Music, Art or Drama. Please note that all selections are dependent upon resourcing and as such students may not receive their first choice.

“Slight Edge”

I am currently reading a book entitled The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen. This book was recommended by a colleague and student. While I am still some pages from completion, the book offers wisdom around success as having the discipline to practice the simple things that will ultimately affect an outcome. This idea would be very familiar with our successful students.

Below are some insights into the book:

  • “Success in life comes one day at a time” and, as Jeff Olson suggests, one step at a time. The Slight Edge will show you how your daily decisions can be the ultimate key to your success.
  • What Seligman’s happiness revolution has done is worked out the precise steps that it takes to do that. And what the positive psychologists have found is that happiness isn’t some big thing you pursue, not something you chase after. It’s not something “out there” that you have to go way out of your way to hunt down, like some sort of psychological or emotional safari. It’s right in front of our noses. It’s not something you pursue, it’s something you do.
  • Or to be more accurate, it’s a lot of somethings you do. It's a lot of a little somethings.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

Research tells us that, while the adolescent brain is an amazing thing, multi-tasking is not always at the top of the skills list.

Mental health remains a significant point of focus for young people and last week, I wrote about anxiety and some suggestions for managing stress and anxiety in adolescents. This week, I would like to present some information regarding the reliance that many young men have on screens – phone, computer and television. Last week, a number of House Deans attended a conference looking at the neuropsychology of screen addiction. Various academics presented statistics including:

  • 51% of teens watch television while doing homework
  • 50% of teens use social media while doing homework
  • 60% of teens text message while doing homework
  • On average, students from Year 6 through to university age only study for 6 minutes before being distracted by technology
  • Internet gaming disorder is most common in male adolescents 12 to 20 years of age

Research tells us that, while the adolescent brain is an amazing thing, multi-tasking is not always at the top of the skills list. Hence, it is highly unlikely for most students that they can effectively combine study with any of the above pursuits. It is now recognised that screen overuse can be classed as an addiction with similar characteristics to a substance addiction. The sense of connection, quest for mastery and instant reward for little effort are among the attractions to gaming and the games themselves are designed to provide these rewards and hence, the desire to partake.

A second relevant topic is that of children’s access to pornography. The statistics around ease of access and usage of pornography by children are alarming. Among scholarly data I have viewed are the statistics that the mean age at which boys first actively search for pornography is 12 years, and 63% of boys access this material weekly. An excellent resource for parents is the website ‘It’s time we talked’. I recommend it to parents as a source of information and advice about what is a very tricky topic.

The key for parents is obviously to monitor screen usage and restrict the time they are available to their sons. With most boys, it is wise to assume that time spent in an environment with free access to screens and no supervision will lead to their misuse or overuse. A strong commitment to minimizing and monitoring screen time can be a great challenge for parents, but it is time well spent.

On Wednesday of next week, our Year 10 students will attend the GPS Cross Country Championships to support our athletes. I have written to parents of Year 10 students about this, and the importance of their role in providing strong, positive support. After many weeks of training, we wish the team all the very best on this day. Exams are now a little over a week away, so this should be reflected in the work at home. All the best to everyone as we approach the busy end of term.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Reconciliation is not a new word or new concept for you or for me. Reconciliation is not a simple thing for an individual, nor for a nation. However, it is one we cannot ignore or remain indifferent to.

Reconciliation. A concept we cannot ignore or remain indifferent to.

When did you first hear the term reconciliation? Most likely you encountered the term ‘reconciliation’ in the context of a Sacrament of the Catholic Church. Remember that time as a child you were challenged with identifying where you could have done better? The time where you were encouraged to seek forgiveness.

Reconciliation is not a new word or new concept for you or for me. At the core of reconciliation is - acknowledgment wrong-doing, apologising for any hurt or pain you pay have caused another and seek their forgiveness. Not a simple thing for an individual, nor for a nation. Reconciliation between our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of our nation is not a simple thing either. However, it is one we cannot ignore or remain indifferent to.

Officially National Reconciliation Week has two book ends. The first book end, this Saturday, 27 May, acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The second book end, 3 June, marks the end of National Reconciliation Week and the historic 1992 Mabo decision in which the High Court of Australia recognised native title. The recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights over their lands did survive British colonisation.

The theme of Reconciliation Week is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. Next week our nation will reflect on the two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

What can our ‘Next Steps’ at Terrace be? What role can you play as an individual to promote national reconciliation? Our young men and staff contemplated these questions at Tuesday lunchtime’s Reconciliation Liturgy, as well as being provided with some simple yet significant examples of how to respond. These examples included:

  • Find out more about the story of Brisbane’s Boundary St and our local Spring Hill history.
  • Share your learnings of our Indigenous history with others, to build their knowledge and awareness, instead of letting ignorance linger.
  • Deliberately stop while travelling Victoria Park cricket nets or part way through a Cross Country session and visit the waterhole of York’s Hollow.
  • Put your hand up to lead our Acknowledgement of Country at our next College gathering.

As you encounter National Reconciliation Week, what is your ‘Next Step’ towards national reconciliation?

The Good News of Terrace – Reidy House celebrate Daggy Jumper Day in support of their friends at Brisbane Youth Service

Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy

As usual we have had a number of events happening around the Waterford space over the past fortnight. The Waterford Place council has been in full swing running an ultimate disc tutor group competition. In addition to this a number of boys ran a “Daggy Jumper” day last week to raise awareness and funds for Brisbane Youth Services.

A large number of students attended the annual Terrace Careers Expo held on Wednesday afternoon. Hopefully these presentations have assisted the boys in developing some direction with their understanding of the options available at the various tertiary institutions in Queensland. The expo ties in well with the Careers program being run through the Year 10 Formation classes for the rest of this term leading into Year 11 subject selection early in the third term.

The assignment period is coming to an end with the last of the assignments for the term due in next week. The focus needs to shift quickly to the upcoming exam block which commences on Monday the 12 June. The exam timetable was handed out to the boys on Monday.

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

We are coming to the end of our Years 5 and 6 Blanket Drive for this year.

Last Thursday night in the Campbell Centre one of those moments occurred that epitomises the breadth of the Terrace curriculum in its music program. The Years 5 and 6 members of our community, along with some other ensembles played in the Winter Concert. The concert showcased fantastic talent from the performers who have worked extremely hard. The effort of our Year 5 students was most pleasing, with some only commencing music studies this year. A highlight was seeing how far our Year 6 students have come in their final performance with dedicated practice. Well done to all involved.

With the polished musical performance from Thursday night comes the next performance which is our exam time. The practice through application to the task and revision will ensure a good final performance. The Year 6 students have their exams beginning this Monday and following their exams, will be heading to the Outdoor Education Centre for their three-night camp experience. Parents are reminded to access parent lounge and to register acceptance for your son to attend the camp.

We are coming to the end of our Years 5 and 6 Blanket Drive for this year. Once again, there has been an overwhelming response from families. Your support is always so generous. We are looking to conclude our drive on Friday, however, if there are some blankets that you would like to bring in, please do not hesitate to do so next week. The personnel conducting the Terrace Eddie’s Van program have been so appreciative and once again each morning, blankets are being distributed to our wider community as the mornings become cooler.

A reminder to parents of Years 5and 6 that core class photos will take place Thursday 1 June. Year 5 students are reminded that on that day they will come to school in their grey uniform with blazer and change for HPE at lunch time. Payment for photos can be completed online.

It is that time of term when we congratulate our students who have been working well in class and upholding the values of being a Terrace Gentleman.

5 Blue – Elliot Quinn and Oscar Oxenham

5 Gold – Max Beckmann and Henry Mee

5 Red – William Charles and Angus Henebery

5 White – Bernard King and Aidan Clancy

6 Blue – George Scanlan and Zac Taylor

6 Gold – Oliver McDonald and Tim Bliss

6 Red – Finn O’Brien and Oliver Santini

6 White – Jack Dawson and Will Eather

Well done to our recipients and best of luck to our Year 6 students with their exams this coming week.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Congratulations to all those involved in the 2017 All Hallows’ / Gregory Terrace production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Over 750 members of our two school communities experienced a truly magical show. Thanks to AHS for putting on this production and great work to our 10 boys who were involved. We look forward to shortly announcing our 2018 Musical.

Accolades are Rolling in!

Well done to everyone within our Cultural Department. We have had the busiest two weeks of the year and succeeded in everything we did with exceptional outcomes. Thank you to the staff who work tirelessly to enable these outcomes. Please read on.


Speech & Drama

Fergus Gregg Year 12 was awarded the highest mark in Grade 7 AMEB Speech & Drama and has been asked to perform at Parliament House this Saturday night, 27 May. Great effort Fergus and we wish you well for your performance.


Public Speaking

Luke Ames has reached the South East Queensland final of the ROSTRUM Voice of Youth Competition. Congratulations Luke. The coming round will also include an Impromptu segment.

Will Cook represented the College at the Plain English Speaking Association’s Competition recently. This entailed presenting an eight minute speech and a three minute Impromptu.

The Graduation Meeting of the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Course will be held this Thursday where the 24 participants will display their speaking skills to their parents and friends.


Chess

A highly successful Brisbane-wide tournament was held at Terrace on Sunday. Hughston Parle finished equal first in the open division. Anthony Nguyen was third in the under 700 rating division.


Theatresports

Congratulations to the Senior A and Junior A teams who are all progressing through to the quarter finals. We invite everyone to come along to the Edmund Rice Theatre on Thursday night, starting at 7pm.


Mooting

Congratulations to our College Mooters, Connor Wright, Xavier Clark and Matt Latter, who have placed in the Top 10 Schools of the Bond University National High School Mooting Competition.

They will now go on to participate in the Finals Day of the Competition at Bond University, commencing Friday evening 2 June and concluding Saturday 3 June.

This is a significant achievement, in this competition there are 76 teams from every State and Territory, 38 moots, eight days of competition, and now the Top 10.


Music

With a week of performances we saw the following take the stage:

Wednesday – 31 students represent Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase

Thursday – over 300 students took the stage for the Winter Showcase

Sunday – 116 students from our premier ensembles performed in the Norman Clarke Concert

The Winter Concert and Norman Clarke Concert were outstanding and both the best I have seen at Terrace. Congratulations to all involved.


Debating

The QDU is holding a workshop for students in Years 5 to 7 on 4 June. Details of the workshop can be accessed here:

The annual Debating dinner will be held on Saturday 3 June. Tickets are available via College Events. The closing date is Friday 26 May.


Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, The Founders' Room

Please register your apologies via DSGPresident@terrace.qld.edu.au

TPA Meeting – Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, Callan Centre

Please register your apologies via TPAPresident@terrace.qld.edu.au

TPA Mother’s Mass

All Mothers and sons are invited to the TPA Mother’s Mass on Tuesday 30 May – 7.30am. There will be light refreshments to follow.

Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables.

Last Thursday evening, our beginning and intermediate ensembles performed at the annual Winter Concert in the Campbell Centre. I would like to congratulate all our performers on the excellent performances, presentation, and participation as audience members throughout the evening. I have received positive feedback from the wider community and Mr Norman Clarke, our Patron of the Arts, was most impressed with what these young men have achieved. Thanks to the staff involved to make the evening such a success and parents for your support of your sons’ musical endeavours.

Sunday saw our premier ensembles performing at the Norman Clarke Concert. This was a full day of tech runs followed by the concert. Once again, the boys did an outstanding job and feedback has been very positive. We would like to thank Mr Norman Clarke once again for his generous contribution to this concert. Along with a gift, we thanked Norman, and Mrs Roslyn Cooling, by offering a seat on the stage as the SWE performed; a gesture that meant a lot to him. Thanks again to the staff and parents, and the members of the TPA who provided pre-and post show drinks and nibbles for the event.

Next Tuesday morning, the TPA will be hosting a Mothers’ Mass in the Chapel commencing at 7.30am. It would be great to see some of our Performing Arts students and parents in attendance for this mass.

For those students taking part in the USA Tour in the June/July holidays, please note that additional rehearsals have commenced this week. Details of the additional rehearsals were outlined in a letter from Mr Cocking (emailed 5 May).

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables and notify their Music/Speech & Drama teachers in advance of any absences related to in class assessment. Most of our teachers are employed on a casual basis with teaching portfolios spread across multiple schools. Early notification of such absences will assist them in making the most of their time and ensuring your sons’ lessons are up to date.

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

This week, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr Jan Hewerdine and featuring flute soloist, Richie Scalia (Year 12), performed on College Assembly. Congratulations to them on a fine performance. There will be no performance on assembly next week.

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

Term 2 Events

  • Terrace Choir | TLG Past Mothers’ Mass and Morning Tea, Sunday 28 May, 10am, Chapel of the Holy Family.

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Terrace Tennis on top of the table.

Cancellation considerations

Following on from last weekend where there was a cancellation of the Cross Country on Friday afternoon, and the majority of Tennis and Football on Saturday, I thought it would be appropriate to provide some background to the consideration as to why events are cancelled.

Firstly, the host of each of these three events controls the final decision as to whether the event goes ahead.

For the Cross Country – the Ipswich City Council requested that TGS, the hosts, cancel the event The Council had already cancelled sections of the Ipswich show that day and then requested the cancellation of the Cross-Country event – due to the current weather and the prediction of further rain – and the damage it would cause to public park land.

TSS hosted the Football and Tennis.

The volume of rain at the coast on the Thursday and Friday leading into the Saturday fixture was far more than what Brisbane experienced.

For Football on Saturday, the fields were water logged – with water still lying on the surface in several areas on different fields. After two games these three fields were significantly chopped up.

For Tennis – the only fixture was delayed some 45 minutes and with five courts to choose from only two were deemed suitable for play – late and with continuous work being done on them.

The playing surface that boys will compete on is determined by the 24 to 48 hours leading up to the event. Not just what appears on the day.

It is always the intention to play wherever possible however the safety of the boys, families travelling and the damage done to the grounds are factors that need to be considered.

Bus collection

Boys returning to the College after training at Tennyson do so by being dropped off along Gregory Terrace at the Chapel.

I would ask Parents not to park in the bus zones on Gregory Terrace – to allow the buses to pull in.

Please park in Rogers Street or Victoria Street to allow the buses some room to park and drop your sons off.

Sport sign on

This is Week 6 and sport sign on for Term 3. Please go to Parent Lounge and accept your sport for next term

Basketball or Rugby | with the option to include Track and Field

TSS results

The Tennis 1st IV had their best win of the year so far to remain on top of the ladder with a 5-3 victory over their opponents. Terrace went into the final doubles 3-3 all with TSS but superb play by our boys allowed our supporters to witness Terrace winning both doubles.

Season momentum is building and the boys are looking forward to the rounds against IGS and TGS – danger games if they take their opposition lightly. Final round vs BBC will be the strongest test for the season. Keep that Friday evening, 16 June free to come and support the boys.

Football

For the Football 1st XI, the Terrace men were again outstanding – offering up numerous chances, they converted on two occasions.

Again, the tenacity of the team was first rate, chasing everything down, harassing the opposition. It is amazing what can be achieved through 100% commitment. Well done to the boys.

This weekend is a bye weekend – followed by IGS at home and TGS away – two teams that will allow the boys to test themselves fully.

Last round vs BBC is still being organised for the Friday afternoon – more details to come. This emerging 1st XI need to identify the opportunities in the next three weeks and convert every chance to be the best Terrace 1st XI in 25 years.

The chances and the choices are there to be made.

The Weekly Wrap

Round 5 wraps up.

RUGBY

1st XV Rugby

Last weekend our 1st XV squad took part in Day 1 of the GPS selection trials. The day signified the first step in selecting the GPS 1, 2 and 3 teams to compete at the upcoming Queensland Schoolboys trials held over the mid-year holiday break. We played ACGS and BBC in our pool games and played some entertaining rugby demonstrating the skills and team work developed over the last 8 weeks of training. I wish all boys the very best of luck during the selection process.

Term 2 Preseason Program

It’s pleasing to see the continual improvement of boys who have committed to our Term 2 preseason program. The time and effort on the training field will be put to test this Saturday as we play a number of practice games against ACGS. Please see attached schedule for game times.

Whole School Rugby Sign On

Rugby sign on is now open with all families receiving an email early this week inviting your son to play rugby this season. Many thanks to all those families who have already signed up as the playing numbers assist with the organisation of coaches, referees, buses, field usage and ultimately how many teams we nominate in the GPS competition. Registrations close Friday 26 May so please ensure you inform us of your intentions. Boys who participated in Term 2 rugby are required to also register.

Please note that the boys born in 2007 (U10) will play and be graded with the U11 boys. This decision was made by the GPS as only a small number of GPS schools could field U10 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.

Holiday Rugby Clinics at Tennyson will take place on Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 July. The purpose of the clinic is to prepare the boys for the upcoming GPS Rugby season. The key emphasis will be core skills, unit and team focus leading into our trial game against Brisbane Grammar School on Saturday 8 at Tennyson.

Clinic Times - Boys are to wear Terrace Rugby gear to the clinic and bring a water bottle.

  • U11 9am – 12pm
  • U12 9am – 12pm
  • U13 1 – 4pm
  • U14 9am – 12pm
  • U15 1 – 4pm
  • U16 1 – 4pm
  • Opens 1 – 4pm

Follow us on twitter @TerraceRugby which is your first point of call for all news and information relating to Terrace Rugby.

GPS RUGBY SATURDAY 27 May

GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT VIVIAN ST TENNYSON

GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT ACGS

Tennis

Putting it on the Line

Rain rain go away! Unfortunately the Round 5 GPS fixture between TSS and Terrace was interrupted by the weather with all teams except the 1st IV being cancelled on Friday afternoon. Traditionally this is one of the highlights of the season as both schools are normally evenly matched.

Captain's Corner

Once again, the Terrace Tennis boys had another important week of training. Unfortunately, almost all matches were rained out against TSS; however, this made the boys more determined improve their tennis. Over the course of the week, aggressive play was the main focus in training. This is an incredibly important aspect of the game, especially in the modern era because all players need the mentality to be productive and win points rather than just hitting enough balls in the court so the opponent loses. This does increase the risk on each shot, but will contribute greatly to the quality of tennis in the long run.

Also, remember that the Terrace Tennis Doubles Championships are on this weekend. This is a great opportunity for boys to enjoy their doubles, playing against each other in competitive matches whilst having a lot of fun. I hope to see you out there at Ambi this weekend.

Captain of Tennis | Andrew Fowler

1st IV Tennis Report – GT defeated TSS

Our Day started as one of concern and quiet confidence. The weather was clearing and the courts were still wet and drying slowly and the boys with a feeling they could win if they played to their potential.

The toughness that has developed in this team and the boys around them is something I am very proud of. They have stepped up this year as a team in all of the big moments. The close matches they have won on both their skill and their competitive spirit. This has been one of my long term goals for our first squad.

We constantly talk about 4 key areas. Run / Hit / Play / Compete. The first three of these things they have been able to execute for a few years. Now they can compete and it has made all the difference.

Congrats boys on a fine victory.

Mr Graeme Brimblecombe | Head Coach Tennis


Football Wrap

Bad weather caused chaos for Round 5, with most games cancelled. The A teams from Years 7 to 11 and the 2nds and 1st XI to played on soggy pitches. The morning well with a 2-1 win for the 7A team, a 3-2 win for the 8A team and 1 -1 draw for the Year 10s. Later we had another draw with the 11As but fell short in the 9A and the 2nds, both going down to TSS.

Lunchtime came and the 1st XI started a long battle with the TSS 1st XI. In the end the game was a draw. After the game, Ken Armstrong commended the boys for their contributions and asked them to show that same drive and determination for the rest of the season.

The draw keeps the Terrace 1st XI at 4th spot on the table on 7 points, which is a great improvement on recent years. Well done boys. Keep up the good work.

Reminder

Don’t forget that the Terrace Art Union proceeds are directed to the various Support Groups indicated by the people who sell the tickets. Make sure you select ‘Football Support Group’ to be the recipient of the funds your raise. The Art Union funds provide valuable financial support to Football.

Get to know your 1st XI Football - Q&A

Right Back of the 2017 1st XI Football Team

Full Name: Angus Broderick.

Nickname: Don’t have one.

If you could play any other position on the field than your current one, what would it be? Midfield.

Favourite professional team? Barcelona.

Favourite professional player? Why? Messi, because he has quick feet, he has amazing dribbling, he will 9 times out of 10 always finish and he is just the best in the world.

Do you have any pre-game rituals/ habits? Not really.

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France.


Get to know your Terrace Football Coaches – Q&A

With a positive turnaround this season, the team in focus is the 2nd XI. With that in mind, it is the perfect time to pick their coaches brain and see what makes them tick.

Full Name: Peter Crofts.

What team do you coach? 2nd XI.

How long have you been coaching at Terrace? 20+ Years.

What is your highest football representation / honour? Annerley 1st Team, Logan City 1st Team, Acacia Ridge 1st Team, Coaching the 1st XI to win the Uhlsport Cup.

Favourite professional team? Nottingham Forest.

Favourite professional player? Why? Don’t have one as there are just so many to choose from in the game today.

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? England.

Captain’s Corner | College Captain, Ryan Gassman

Let’s continue all this hard work both in the classroom and on the sporting field.

Term 2 thus far has been a challenge for us all, but a challenge I feel all Terrace Gentlemen have risen to. Now with most of our assignments handed in, the uphill climb to exam block begins and we must push that little bit more in every class and tutorial to revise all the course work we have covered over the last six weeks. With a bye week this weekend, it is a perfect time to do this. This week is a chance for everyone to get on top of their workload as well as catch up on any sleep lost during the previous weeks. It is a well earned break that must be taken advantage of as to allow for the best results possible during exam block.

Last weekend both the 1st Football and 1st Tennis teams competed against TSS at Southport in what was going to be two very close competitions between competitors of an equally high standard. The Footballers fought to the very last second in what was an incredible spectacle of skill and ball play to come out with a draw against an equally as skilled TSS side. The 1st Tennis team also bested an undefeated TSS team to take top spot on the ladder coming into the final weeks of the competition. The tennis players throughout this term have consistently shown the skill and ability on the court and as such have been rewarded for their discipline with an undefeated season thus far.

Let’s continue all this hard work both in the classroom and on the sporting field and wrap up the second term of 2017 on a high note.

Terrace Ladies Group

All are invited and welcome to attend the next TLG meeting, which will be at 9am on Monday 29 May in the Museum.

Tennyson Canteen

This Saturday, while it is a bye weekend, there are seventeen football games being held in the morning against ATC and six rugby trial matches in the afternoon against Churchie. We are not expecting as busy a day as normal, however, we may still need assistance behind the counter. You can sign up via the link that goes out with the Football notice this week. Of course, if you haven’t signed up and have a spare hour or so, please pop in and give us a hand if you see us have a busy patch. All assistance is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses

On Tuesday morning 23 May the Year 12 Mass was held for the mothers of Treacy, Xavier, Windsor and Reidy. Thank you to Father Gerard and the Choir for the two beautiful celebrations this week and last week. It is a very busy time for our Year 12 boys, so having a moment to sit closely and reflect together was lovely. The hymns and our Edmund Rice song were a little more emotional than normal for us with the end of school for our boys approaching. I’d like to make a special mention of the wonderful Seniors who sing in the choir. Your exceptional voices have been a much valued addition to many celebrations. Even your peers were amazed at the Year 12 mothers’ masses and many watched on in awe and talked it about it afterwards. Your wonderful talent is reflective of the wide range of highly talented boys of this Year 12 cohort, and across the Terrace community as a whole.

Past Mothers' Mass

The Past Mothers' Mass for 2017 is being hosted by the TLG this Sunday 28 May at 10am in the Chapel of the Holy Family with morning tea being served afterwards in the Founders’ Room. If you have a family member or friend who you think may like to attend and who may not have received an invitation, please contact Marianne Eadie at marianneeadie16@gmail.com. Alternatively, please feel free to forward them the booking link. The cost of attending is $20 (plus booking fee) and tickets can be purchased via the College Events page, or BOOK HERE for Past Mothers Mass. Late comers are also welcome and can pay on the day.

May TLG Meeting

All are invited and welcome to attend the next TLG meeting, which will be at 9am on Monday 29 May in the Museum. Our guest speaker is Mr Charles Brauer, Dean of Identity. Charles has an interesting presentation lined up for us about the friendship groups of the various Houses at Terrace. Our boys are engaged in many different pursuits that assist others within our greater community. Being part of Magee, I am really only aware of the support given to their friendship group, St Mary of the Cross in Wooloowin, which has families who are challenged either by ethnic or cultural backgrounds or economic hardships. The boys assist the children through a weekly homework club, an annual working bee and fundraising during the Lenten Fair. This contribution makes a significant positive impact on these children and I am very much looking forward to hearing about what other houses are doing in their caring roles within the House groups. Please come along, it will certainly be a great opportunity to find out about the values the boys are learning outside academics and sport while at Terrace.

You are most welcome to join us for morning tea in the Founders’ Room after the meeting.

Coming Up

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

Monday 29 May - TLG Meeting. 9am College Museum, with morning tea to follow in the Founders’ Room

Contact | TLG President

Mel Josephson: melissa.a.jo@gmail.com

Terrace Shop

Events

Please read below for further details about upcoming College events

Date and Time: Tuesday 30 May | 7.30am
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family | St Joseph's College
Followed by tea and coffee in the Founders' Room
RSVP: Not required. All welcome!
For further details or enquires, please contact
Kirsten Carroll | TPAPresident@terrace.qld.edu.au

Date and Time: Saturday 3 June | 6pm - 9.30pm
Where: Waterford Place
Cost: Adults $60 (+ booking fees) | Students (Years 7-12) $40 (+ booking fees)
This includes buffet style dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 29 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Alison Dwyer | alison.dwyer@queensland.com | 0419 718 884

2017 Debating Dinner - Book Here

Support the Terrace Performing Arts by purchasing a 2017 Entertainment Book. Membership costs just $65 and includes over $20,000 of value for discounts on a huge range of activities & services - such as restaurants, travel and entertainment.

TPA Entertainment Book - Purchase Here

Something to keep the budding Masterchef in your family busy over the school holidays. Or just to give your son some cooking skills he won't ever regret learning!
Date and Time: Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 June | 9am - 4pm
Where: @ Tennyson Kitchens
Cost: $85 for 1 day class
Places are limited so get in early to avoid missing out!!
For bookings please email following the link below.

Cook-Eat Class - Email Bookings Here

Date and Time: Saturday 15 July | 7pm
Where: Tumbling Stone Restaurant & Bar | The Johnson Hotel
Cost: Free entry | Welcome drink on arrival and canapes provided. Cash bar available.
RSVP: 12 July 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anna McMahon | 0408 481 180
Angela Papacostas | 0411 749 044

Basketball Welcome Night - RSVP Here

SAVE THE DATE! Booking details coming soon!
Date and Time: Friday 25 August | 10.30am - 5.30pm
Where: Brisbane Golf Club | 70 Tennyson Memorial Ave Yeerongpilly
Cost: $135 per player (+ booking fees) for golf, BBQ lunch & after game cocktail snacks
For further details, please contact
Steven George | sgeorge@sunfreshlinen.com.au | 0411 723 009

Please save the date for the inaugural Br Buckley Breakfast with special guest Cameron Clyne, ARU Chairman & Former CEO of NAB
Date: Thursday 12 October
Where: Brisbane City Hall
Tickets go on sale via College Events Thursday 13 July. More details coming soon!

Year Level Parent Social Functions

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

Year 10 Mother's Weekend

Date and Time: Saturday 19 August | 12pm - 4.30pm
Where: Sails Restaurant | On the Beachfront Hastings Street Noosa Heads
Cost: $135 for 4 course set menu
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 16 June
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | anne,learmonth@emerson.com | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Mother's Lunch @ Sail's - Book Here

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