Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

This week marks the halfway point of the term.  Whilst this is quite amazing, I am sure we all agree that there has been plenty happening in these first five weeks.  

At the Information Evenings, I indicated that I would include some information about the EREA Touchstones and Charter as well as details of the specific focus areas for the College in 2019.  This week, I will look at the EREA Charter and the four Touchstones.

The Charter provides a practical expression of this identity and so is crucial for use in decision making, planning and review. Now, a renewed Charter is being proclaimed.  In the light of reflection and wide consultation, the Charter continues to use four Touchstones to describe the culture of a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition which is striving for authenticity. These touchstones give us ideals authentically linked with the charism which underpins the ministry in our schools and educational endeavours.

Liberating Education

We open hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning experiences, so that through critical reflection and engagement each person is hope-filled and free to build a better world for all.

 Inclusive Community

Our community is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good.

 Gospel Spirituality

We invite all people into the story of Jesus and strive to make his message of compassion, justice and peace a living reality within our community.

Justice and Solidarity 

We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the earth itself.

The Charter will guide schools in the quest towards greater authenticity as Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.  Each school is challenged to be faithful to the four Touchstones and to reflect regularly on their embodiment in all aspects of the school.  The Charter will be a foundation document in all planning, policy, and practice; it will be a focus for formation and reflection.

In staff news, Mr Tom Barker has made the decision not to continue as 1st XV Coach in 2019.  The balance of full time teacher and 1st XV Coach has been difficult to manage and Tom felt that he was unable to commit to the significant time required as Head Coach, and so has decided to step down and allow Terrace to start planning for the future.  I take this opportunity to thank Tom for his contribution to Terrace Rugby.  The 1st XV Coach position will be advertised this weekend.

Finally this week, I encourage parents and students to use the halfway point of the term to review, recalibrate, and articulate your plan for the second half of the term with respect to your study, co-curricular and family balance.

Have a great week.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Acting Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

For the final six weeks of term, I have the great privilege of acting in the role of Deputy Principal, while Mr Chris Ryan takes a period of leave. Members of the CLT will share various aspects of Chris’s role at this time, with my main focus being around staff matters. The thoughts of our community are with Chris, who is responsible for the care of his father and brother in Toowoomba. I know Chris feels torn by his multiple responsibilities, but he has our very best wishes at this difficult time. I will also continue to act in the role of Dean of Communication for the remainder of this year and am fortunate to have wonderful support from our staff in filling these roles.

Our community also offers its prayers and support to Mr James Turner whose family have experienced enormous loss; his brother Andrew’s funeral will be held this Friday.  Most of us can only imagine the family’s grief at such a devastating loss.  A number of staff will attend the funeral in support of James.  May Andrew rest in peace.

One of our fantastic non-teaching staff members, Mrs Anne Kirkwood has tendered her resignation and will finish at the College on Friday 8 March.  Anne has primarily assisted with the smooth operation of the enormously successful QCS program and she will be missed, not only for her professional approach, but also for the warmth and humour she has always gifted us.  We wish Anne the very best for her time post-GT.

Treacy House Dean, Mr Terry Thompson, is currently on a short period of leave and will return on Monday 11 March. Typically of Terry, he has left matters in Treacy House extremely well planned and organised, so we are confident things will progress nicely in his absence. Parents and caregivers of Treacy House are asked to make your son’s Pastoral Care Mentor the first point of contact for any matters pertaining to his journey during Terry’s absence. For matters of a more significant nature, please be in touch with Mr Damien Cuddihy, Acting Dean of Students via or by phoning student services.

Finally, one of my newly acquired roles is that of carpark police officer.  All in our community will be aware of the difficulties our location brings with regard to traffic congestion and parking.  In recent weeks, we have had a number of issues arise in the lower staff carpark, next to the outdoor basketball court.  A growing problem has been the congestion from non-staff members using the carpark either as a drive-through between Rogers and Victoria Streets, for parking or as a student drop-off zone.  These practices cause considerable inconvenience and the College asks that non-staff members avoid using this carpark for any reason.  Your understanding and assistance with this is greatly appreciated.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Just Do It! 

When you first see or hear these three words you instantly think of Nike, the sportswear company. This slogan has become synonymous as the tagline for a range of products and athletes. However, these three words are not just a slogan. I feel they can be a powerful message.

For example, the alarm went off at 5am this morning (a sleep in for the rowers!) and I contemplated getting up and facing my own training session. I would have rather slept in. We all often have that feeling where we would rather take the easy option. However, it is useful when these feelings occur to disregard your thoughts and just go. I find that if I just get started on a task, in this case, just get up, I can then focus on what I am doing. What felt like a drag before I got started turns into a positive feeling about what I am about to do.

It is Week 5 of the 10 week term, assignments are upon us and exams are just four weeks away. We have spent the first part of the term getting to know new teachers and classmates, identifying new ways of working, getting organised, celebrating our academic achievements and talking about how we want to improve. Now the time for talk is over. Just Do It!

How? Take a small step first. Complete all your homework; start your revision now by doing some questions from last week’s work; read back over the notes you took two weeks ago; attend the staff tutoring sessions (timetable on the College App); log your study hours in your diary; ask your teacher for assistance.

Whatever you choose to do…. Just Do It!

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Over the first four weeks, I have spoken about creating an atmosphere of caring in many forums at the College. The ‘Atmosphere of Care’ framework that we use tries to connect our pastoral framework to the Charter document and our Strategic Plan. Last week, we held the Year 8 Father or Mentor / Son evening at the College. The opportunity for adults to be present and engage in conversations with not only their own sons, but also other boys in Year 8, I feel, was an enriching experience for all. Anna Machin, an evolution anthropologist, wrote an article about fatherhood which can be found here. The article explores the question of why only humans have involved and empathic fathers compared to our other close relatives. Machin concludes her research stating that:

“a father’s special role in preparing his child to enter the wider world outside the family – shaping emotional and behavioural development, teaching the rules of social behaviour and language, helping to build mental resilience by dealing with risk, confronting challenge and overcoming failure – is arguably more important than ever before, when we are beset by a crisis in adolescent mental health, and live in a world that operates on new social rules, shaped by our digital, online lives.” 

Week 6 is hair week. House Deans will be checking hair at next Tuesday's Principal’s Assembly. I expect all boys to have their hair in an appropriate state by that time. We are generally talking about those boys who had only the bare minimum taken off when they returned to school in Week 1. I have advertised this in the daily notices as well. If you think I can be of assistance in this communication, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Last week, we invested a significant amount of time in ensuring that all students accessing the Fortitude Valley train station where very clear about our expectations on the route they need to take to and from school. On the whole, they have responded well. This week, and moving forward, we have been issuing consequences for those boys who use Alfred St as an access point to the Valley Station. They must cross at the ‘5 Ways’. Like you, we are very pleased that your sons are in a safer situation when walking to and from the College. It needs to become a habit now. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer


Who would have thought that this week’s Oscars would provide a powerful and relevant message for our Year 11s? 

Our Terracians are about to commence a sustained engagement in a variety of College based justice and advocacy programs. In particular, they will be invited to participate in advocating for, and living out, right relationships between men and women. As a school community wholeheartedly committed to holistically forming young men, we must not shy away from ensuring our young men develop a healthy mindset with respect to healthy relationships with women.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper stole the show with their live performance of Shallow from their recent film, A Star is Born.  Ordinarily, I would notice the Oscars through the ‘who-won-what’ and the usually awkward attempts by the event’s host to inject some humour into the occasion. However, upon listening to the Shallow duet for the first time at yesterday’s Year 11 assembly, its opening lyrics articulated very nicely the reason our advocacy programs prioritise exploring respectful and right relationships with women - 

Tell me something, girl. Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more?
Is there something else you're searching for?

Whatever the social issue that we are tackling, listening to the needs of others is critical. Imposing one’s perspective or agenda without listening to those in need is counterproductive. Only when we allow ourselves to spend some time in another’s shoes can we grow in understanding and perspective. Deep listening enables this.

Our Terracians will be provided with key opportunities to develop their perspective on respectful relationships with women. We celebrate International Women’s Day next week, wear bow ties for our annual Stella Fella day and wear white ribbons to build awareness and perspective with respect to domestic violence. By no means are these occasions tokenistic. In an environment that fosters a healthy masculinity, we need to provide intentional, integrated and communal opportunities for our students to “listen” to women. 

We live in a society that demands inclusivity and equality, particularly with respect to women. As a father of two young girls, I have a tremendous amount of hope and optimism that they will continue to grow in to a world that is removing traditional gender constructs, while fostering opportunity for everyone. 

I look forward to working with our staff and students on this very important topic.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

With Week 5 marking the half way mark of the term, the Year 10 cohort have well and truly settled in to the Waterford Place routine. The boys appear to be enjoying their new home away from home and I am pleased to say that they are looking after this wonderful facility.

The boys will most likely be starting to notice the intentional increase in academic rigour at Waterford Place. Hopefully, your son is focussed in class and making the most of the opportunity to access the information, expertise and advice offered by the Waterford teachers. We are encouraging the boys to be ‘active’ learners and engage in lessons rather than being ‘passive’ and waiting to be spoon fed. A great way for students to be engaged is to ask questions to seek clarity as well as challenging themselves to answer questions posed by their teachers. If the boys have a mindset where they are engaged and looking to work ‘with’ their teachers, the outcomes at the end of term tend to be very positive. At Waterford, due to the generosity of the teaching faculty, there are multiple opportunities for extra tutoring and assistance before and after school. Please encourage your son to make the most of these opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Waterford provides a great platform to deliver age appropriate Formation opportunities and last Wednesday, the boys were able to enjoy a presentation by the Shake and Stir theatre company. The entertaining live performance focussed on issues such as peer pressure, cyber bullying and online addiction as well as consequences for actions. There was lots of laughter in the Edmund Rice theatre as well. Ask your son what he thought of the presentation.

Shake and Stir in action

Last Thursday, the Waterford Place Council assisted in the organisation and running of our first Pastoral Care Group competition. With plenty of keen basketballers in the cohort, a three on three basketball competition was held with great enthusiasm on and off the court. Each Pastoral Care Group was represented with teams winning through to quarter finals and four Pastoral Care Groups making it through to the semi-finals. The finals will be hotly contested in the coming weeks.

Three on Three at Waterford

Years 11 and 12 Program Leader | Mrs Loren Serafin-Huey


At the beginning of the term we asked the students to write down their academic goals. We believe that it is important for them to articulate their aspirations at the beginning of each term and to write down the strategies which they are intending to use. The strategies which they could be using range from Friday Roll Call, preparing and sticking to a Study Plan, to revising each evening or redoing mathematics questions in a separate book on the weekend. These are only a few of the strategies which they have learnt about since Year 7. Now that we are at the halfway mark of the term, an interesting question at a meal this week would be to ask whether they are using the strategies which they outlined. If not, why not? What are the roadblocks in their way? Once the roadblocks have been identified, then ask how each of these roadblocks can be broken down. Pastoral Care Mentors, House Deans, Mr Hellyer and I are available to discuss how we can move the roadblocks aside.

This week the students were asked to consider what was their personal best (PB) for participation in class. Every lesson, the whole lesson? Most of the lesson? What was their PB in completing revision in the past week – did they complete revision each day, a little revision for a couple of subjects or something in between? Homework – was all of their homework completed in its entirety or most of it completed but could have put more effort in? On Monday, set your goal for participation in class, revision and homework and see if you can beat your previous PB. Participation in class, continuous revision and completing homework will support each student in meeting their academic goals. I have challenged them to beat their previous PB each week.

A reminder that Study Group is held every afternoon in room 4.22 (Year 11) and room 4.23 (Year 12). There is no cost involved and it is supervised by Old Boys.

QCAA has many resources which are available for parents and students. For Year 12 students, click on this link for resources for you to utilise. For Year 11 students, click on the following link to access the resources related to the new QCE.

Finally, it has been quoted that every successful individual knows that their achievement depends on a community of people working together.  There are many people who are willing to work with your sons. They are not alone in their pursuit to reach their potential. We are in this together.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

New Staff Profile 

Mr Sam Hewerdine, Music Tutor – Woodwind/Piano

Mr Hewerdine began his journey into music as soon as he could hold a clarinet. Under the tutelage of director Mr Jan Hewerdine, he studied piano and woodwind instruments, and was enamoured with Jazz music. Sam went on to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, toured his own compositions with his Jazz Trio in New South Wales and performed for the Televised ANZAC service in France, as well as tours with James Morrison and Troy Cassar-Daley. 

Public Speaking 

Lions Youth of the Year

Congratulations to Oliver Seawright (College Captain) and Scott Moran (Debating Captain) who attended the Lions Youth of the Year competition last Thursday night. Well done to Scott who was awarded the winner of the Quest (district) and is now through to the zone competition.

Rostrum Voice of Youth

The Rostrum Voice of Youth competition is next for our young men in the public speaking forum.  This competition is separated into two distinct age levels – Senior and Junior.  Generally, Juniors are in Years 7-9 and Seniors are in Years 10-12.   

If you would like your son to be part of this competition, please click “Accept” under Tours and Excursions in the Parent Lounge beside the Rostrum invitation.  There is a link within the event that will give parents all the information they will need concerning the competition and also gives the topics for the speeches.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Dom Cacciola –

State Debating Team Top 24

Well done Alex Sullivan and Scott Moran who have made it through to the top 24 of the Queensland Debating team. We look forward to hearing further about their success.

Debating – Round 3 v BGS Kings of the Hill Debate

Congratulations to the Senior A team who defeated the BGS Senior A team in a split decision. Terrace are the 2019 Kings of the Hill! The following teams were also winners on the night.

Debating Winners

Junior Chess Club Tournament

Terrace entered two primary teams into the South Brisbane Junior Chess Club Tournament at Mount Carmel on 24 February 2019.  It was a tough competition with a number of really strong schools in attendance. 

Both Terrace teams had a difficult start as they had to face the two highest rated teams in the competition.  After losing some early games, both our teams started to pick up some wins which resulted in one of them coming third in the Novice division.  Our third placed team consisted of Jackson McConnachy (Year 5), Lachlan Strong (Year 5), Orlando Tessarolo (Year 6) and Oscar Carroll (Year 5).  Congratulations to the boys for a great performance!

2019/2020 Entertainment Books 

Our Terrace Performing Arts (TPA) Support Group will once again be selling the Entertainment Books as their annual fundraiser.  For those of you who have not heard of these books before, please have a look at https://www.entertainmentbook.... .  This year, we are promoting the online books, however, if you prefer to have the paper copy, this can also be ordered and collected from the Cultural office.

Support Group Meetings

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 to share, please tag us. 

Acting Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Chamber Concert

Congratulations to all of our chamber groups and soloists who performed at the Chamber concert on Wednesday night. The quality of the performances so early in the year bode well for this year. Our thanks to the TPA for the hospitality and to Mr Norman Clarke for his attendance and continued patronage of music at Terrace.

Year 5 Classroom Music

Year 5 Classroom Music students have now commenced the theory component of the subject. This is done online through software and is self-paced, with targets set for each term. Please encourage your sons to practice every day. Success with playing a musical instrument comes from regular application over a long period of time. At the beginner level, 10 to 15 minutes, four or more days per week will see your boys achieve amazing things quickly.  Our experience has shown that tenacity and consistency are much stronger predictors of success than talent.

State Honours Program

The Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University is pleased to present the inaugural State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Middle School - South-East Queensland from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June, to be held at Queensland Conservatorium's South Bank campus in Brisbane. SHEP provides an opportunity for middle school (Years 5 - 8) wind, brass, percussion, string and voice students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence with their peers from South-East Queensland, under the leadership of a team of eminent conductors from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Nominations will be made by students’ instrumental teachers. 

Talkin’ Jazz

For students who are looking for avenues to learn about jazz, I would like to point you towards the Talkin’ Jazz program for high school students. For more information please visit  or email

Terrace App

A reminder that the Terrace App is being used to store and disseminate information such as the Music and Speech and Drama handbook, the weekly rehearsal schedule, and event memos for performances. There will still be some information found on the College website, but it will be of a more general nature. 

Parent Lounge

Performance and workshop notifications are sent out as a Tour emailed via the Parent Lounge and this will be used to ascertain who will be attending performances and for roll marking. Could I ask that you respond promptly to these notifications as we use this information, among other things, to generate rolls and book transport when applicable. Please keep in mind that it is expected that all members of an ensemble participate in all performances, but we understand that, from time to time, there may be circumstances that prevent attendance. If you are declining a tour, could you also please inform the ensemble director and cc

Finally, as these notices only go out to parents, could you please discuss the event with your son to ensure he has the details entered in his calendar. You and he will be able to view the Event Memo via the Terrace App. Links to the Parent Lounge will be mentioned in this Terrace News article as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Music Department

A full list of each term's events is included at the end of this article and will be updated as required. This list will contain a basic outline of each event with more detailed information being sent directly to those involved via the Parent Lounge.

Term 1 Events

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 15/16 April  - (during holidays) ANZAC Day Rehearsals  

The Weekly Wrap

Cricket Wrap

Terrace played a total of five different schools in Round 4 of GPS Cricket, with Brisbane State High School (BSHS) being played in the GPS Fixture and supplementary matches against Nudgee College, Brisbane Grammar School, The Southport School and Padua College. 

BSHS always provide the A-C Teams with strong opposition.  Terrace were able to come away with the honours on the day winning 13 of 17 matches including a double bonus point win for the 1st XI. 

Terrace were also able to get over the line in 12 of the 20 supplementary matches played by the majority of the program. Regardless of the result, it was a great challenge for some teams to play up one, and in some instances two divisions and compete at this higher standard in these matches. Particular praise must be given to the 5A team who travelled to TSS and were able to get a victory against the TSS 6B team.

Each week, the program recognises the individual efforts of players who take wickets and score runs, but on Saturday the difference in many of the matches was the small but meaningful efforts that often go unsung such as a diving save, hard running between wickets or excellent support from the sidelines. These ‘team first plays’ are what the Terrace Cricket culture is built on and we congratulate those boys who meet this standard week in and  out.


Volleyball Wrap

Round 3 saw our teams spread across Brisbane for games against State High and supplementary games against BGS. After a tough round the previous weekend, most teams were able to bounce back, and Terrace won 14 games with 4 losses against State High. 

The 7As were back in the winner’s circle, as they began to further their skills and develop their game. Charlie Vincenzi was awarded MVP for his consistent communication and composure which helped the team to a 2-0 win. The 8As found their rhythm and won comfortably 2-0, and Harry McKim performed well in his new role on court, attacking with aggression and consistency. The 9As once again found themselves in a tight third set decider against a formidable State High team. The 9As were able to come back from 14-12 down to win 16-14. Dane Ball performed well in his first game as setter and was able to set up strong offence.

Louis Hunter, in his new role as libero, helped his 10As cruise to a 2-0 win through excellent passing and defence. The 11As struggled to find momentum against a tough State High team, and narrowly went down in the third set. Bill Phan helped the 2nds to a 2-1 win with his loud communication and scramble play, saving points in crucial moments. 

Finally, the 1st VI demonstrated their ability to bounce back and perform after the previous weekend’s loss. Zachary Hyams led the team in passing and defence, and was a standout attacking player in the 3-0 win. The win instilled confidence in the team ahead of a big match against Churchie this weekend. We look ahead to Round 4 as Terrace are back in the Terradome to take on Churchie, one of the strongest volleyball schools in GPS. All teams are encouraged to come and support your 1st VI in what will be a huge match.

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Woodrow

As the year transitions from its beginning stages to the busy part of the term, I find myself sitting back and reflecting on a fantastic first few weeks. In just a short period of time, this proud College and its fine gentlemen have truly lived up to the 2019 motto of All In. From Seniors nodding to each other inside the school’s busy hallways to classrooms full of excited Year 5 students finally growing accustomed to their new school, the vibrant nature of this school has truly come to life. And in saying this, so have its sporting, cultural and academic commitments.

Within the past week, Terrace has hosted a series of huge events. Notably, last Tuesday, parents were invited to witness a record number of Terrace students walk across stage to collect either a gold, silver or bronze academic award which celebrated their outstanding efforts of the previous semester. This assembly also served as an opportunity to recognise the members of our community who put in the ‘hard yards’ to significantly improve their academic results despite missing out on that academic medal. This awards assembly is always a great opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievers in our community whilst serving as a platform to encourage and motivate students who may have just missed out.

Yet that was not all that occurred within the Campbell Centre this past week. Friday night saw the Terrace Senior A challenge its fiercest opponents, the BGS Senior A in a thrilling debate on Artificial Intelligence. Hosting strong debaters from both sides, the Campbell Centre was filled with Terrace and Grammar supporters alike. It was a night that held significant importance for both sides as a win would go a long way in the fight for the premiership. With high hopes, yet recent history against them (Terrace had only won one from 14 previous debates), the Terrace Senior A featuring James Hurst, Declan Hackett and Scott Moran put up an intense fight to finish the night with a spectacular and long awaited victory. That night theTerrace spirit shone bright.

Remarkably, this was not all that excited Terrace supporters last Friday as Terrace hosted eight other GPS schools in a Swimming meet held at Centenary Pool. Under the leadership of GPS record holder and Terrace Swimming Captain Tom Neill, the Terrace men showed true strength and determination to put up a fierce fight which ultimately led to their victory. Furthermore, over the weekend, the 1st XI Cricket and 1st VI Volleyballers also had big wins.

This past week has been great for Terrace spirit as sport, culture and academia has thrived. As I reflect on our triumphs from the week, I can’t help but think that these achievements would not have been possible if it weren’t for the immense effort that Terrace students, staff and supporters put in over the last couple of days. I truly believe that if it weren’t for the supportive nature of the Terrace Family, we wouldn’t have achieved anything at all. Therefore, in my limited wisdom I leave with you a quote which I believe can relate to life at Terrace: 

“Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” 

(Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

Similarly, help will always be given at Terrace to those who ask for it - whether it is on or off the field. So, as I conclude my first Terrace newsletter, I would like to once again celebrate the extraordinary achievements of members of the Terrace Family whilst also encouraging those who may not have received an award this week to keep their head held high and remember to never be afraid to ask.

All In

Terrace Ladies Group

Welcome Mass

Next Friday 8 March at 7.30am the TLG Welcome Mass is being held in the Chapel of the Holy Family. This is a chance to stop and reflect on the first weeks of the new school year, meet new people and reconnect with old friends. The Terrace Choir and a special guest musician will join us for the celebration. Morning Tea will be served in the Founders’ Room following the mass. Please note the earlier starting time of 7.30am.

The Welcome Mass is a wonderful celebration of what it is to be part of the Terrace Family. We would love to see you there. 

Coming Up

  • Friday 8 March 7.30am | TLG Welcome Mass
  • Monday 25 March 7.30am |  TLG Meeting, Founders Room - Guest Speakers: Mr Mason Hellyer and Mr Tyron Mandrusiak
  • Friday 3 May 10am | Mothers' High Tea (Years 5-9) Victoria Park

Terrace Shop

Read more for limited stock details and important reminders | Trading Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7.30am-12pm, 12.30-3.30pm

  • Black blazers are now in stock.  Please accompany your son to try these on as there is no exchange or refund on blazers.
  • Limited stock of Senior red blazers are now available for sale. Please accompany your son to try these on as there is no exchange or refund on blazers.
  • A limited number of the GPS100 caps are available for sale - grab these collector's items fast before we sell out.

A reminder: We will gladly exchange an item (as new, with tags and receipt) within four weeks of purchase. We do not refund for change of mind and only refund as per Australian Consumer Law. The Terrace Shop no longer holds personal credit card details on file, but parents can use the uniform order form found on the website.

Terrace Uniform Shop Purchase Form | Download HereTerrace Uniform Shop Webpage | View Here


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

Date and Time: Friday 8 March | 7.30am 
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by morning tea in the Founders' Room
RSVP: No RSVP required. Please feel welcome to join us.
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Rachel McGahon |

Date and Time: Saturday 9 March | 6.00pm
Where: Figs on Sylvan, 65 Sylvan Rd Toowong
Cost: $62pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course dinner + soft drinks. Cash bar.
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Friday 4 March
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Shannon Neill | | 0488 155 718

Swimming Dinner | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 16 March | 6.00pm
Where: Royal International Convention Centre, Hall C, 600 Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills
Cost: $87pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal, pre-dinner drink for adults & soft drink package for students
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Tuesday 5 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Leisa Low | 0433 230 341 | 

Head of the River Dinner | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 23 March | 4pm
Where: Terrace Staff Carpark & The Campbell Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: Please RSVP to Anne McMahon by Saturday 16 March using the link below

RSVP | Email Here

Get behind the Volleyball Support Group and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes, including a 3 night mini break at 5-star beachfront resort, Elements of Byron, a VUE Egg Hanging Chair, Elton John concert tickets and so much more! 

Raffle will be drawn Saturday 23 March at the Volleyball End of Season Function.

Raffle Tickets | Purchase Here

Date and Time: Friday 22 March | 11am
Where: St Lucia Golf Links
Cost: $600 per team | Includes 18 holes of golf, carts, lunch, drink vouchers, use of golf simulator, canapés during presentations
Registrations: Registrations close Friday 15 March
Sponsorship Opportunities: $2500 per hole - details via the link below
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Jarrod Turner - Donor Relations Manager || 0481 905 290

ERFA Gold Day | Registrations & Sponsor Details Here

Details: Thursday 28 March | 7.00am - 8.30am
Where: Queensland Cricketers' Club, Gabba Towers, 411 Vulture St East Brisbane
Cost: $57 (+ booking fees) | Includes sit down breakfast
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Wednesday 21 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Erin Bowpitt | | 3214 5422

Br Buckley B'fast | Book Here

Date and Time: U14 - U17 Age Group | Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 April | 9.00am - 3.00pm
U9 - U13 Age Group | Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April | 9.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: $358 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 days coaching with English premier league coaches, full AFC Bournemouth premier league kits & all food
RSVP: Please RSVP using the link below by Tuesday 12 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Mitch Edwards |

AFC Bournemouth Football Clinic | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 April | 11.00am
Where: Public Lawn Marquee, Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd Ascot
Cost: $190pp (+ booking fees) | Includes racecourse entry, exclusive use of the Public Lawn Marquee, 5 hour food & beverage package, racebooks, private tote, bus to Cloudland after party and much more!
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Kristin Esler | | 0411 871 899
Natalie Davis | | 0403 466 354

Race Day | Book Here

Save the Date for an evening of Terrace Football celebrations!
Date and Time: Saturday 11 May | From 5.00pm
Where: Br Rogers Pavilion, Tennyson 
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Ida Gambaro |

The staff, students and parents of Terrace look forward to rolling out the Red and Black carpet for you on Open Day.  
No RSVP is required.
Date & Time: Monday 19 August | 3.30pm - 6.00pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming Year Level function details here...

Mahoney House Year 7 Movie Afternoon | Captain Marvel

Date and Time: Sunday 10 March | 1.00pm
Where: New Farm Cinema, 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost: $10.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes ticket to see Captain Marvel
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Thursday 7 March
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Beth Toon | | 0409 273 412

Captain Marvel | Book Here

Year 10 Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Sunday 10 March | 3.00pm - 6.00pm 
Where: Felons Brewing Co | Howard Smith Wharves 
Cost: $36pp (+ booking fees). Includes canapes. Cash bar 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Thursday 28 February 
For further details or enquiries, please contact         
Tanya Kosanic | | 0438 762 152

Year 10 Parent Function | Book Here

Year 11 Parent/Caregiver Function

Date and Time: Friday 22 March | 6.00pm 
Where: Cloudland Cellar Room, 640 Ann St Fortitude Valley 
Cost: $35pp (+ booking fees) | Includes canapes. Cash bar 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Monday 18 March 
For further information or enquiries, please contact 
Natalie Davis | | 0403 466 354

Year 11 Function | Book Here

Community Information


The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Gregory Terrace Foundation will be held on Tuesday 19 March at 6pm in College Hall