Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

We are currently at the ‘business end’ of the term with exam preparation at the forefront of students’ focus. The Year 10 exams have commenced, and the remainder of the school start theirs in just over a week. Proper preparation for exams is the key to success. Within the Student Diary, there is a page that summarises good preparation. I refer parents to the ‘target’ diagram on Page 144 of the Student Diary to provide some insight into how to prepare well for the upcoming exams.

Next week, on 3 and 4 September, our Year 12 students will be involved in the state-wide QCS tests. They have been working very well at their practice program and are well prepared for the actual tests. On behalf of all the Terrace Family, I wish our Year 12 students all the best next week. This year holds even greater significance as it is the last time the QCS tests will be held. I am confident that our Terrace Gentlemen will again perform very well. Good luck.

Over the last couple of weeks, Tom Neill, Year 12 Treacy, has been competing in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest. Tom has performed extraordinarily well at these Championships with silver medals in the 400m Freestyle and 1500m Freestyle events and bronze medals in the 800m Freestyle and 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay. These are extraordinary results, and we congratulate Tom and look forward to welcoming him back to Terrace.  

Finally this week, I take this opportunity to wish all fathers a Happy Father’s Day. As fathers, we have an important role to play in nurturing and supporting our children while being a positive role model for them. I wish all our Terrace Dads a Happy Father’s Day.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Calendar -2020

We are currently planning the 2020 College calendar; it has become clear that various elements of the ‘rhythm’ of a year are altering as a result of the introduction and implications of the new senior schooling model in Queensland. As with any change, there are the challenges of pre-meditating and predicting the issues and matters to consider - I suppose ‘crystal balling’ is an apt term, and balancing that with the learning from lived experiences that time offers. We have learned a few important things in 2019 that will shape our planning going forward to 2020 and beyond. Over the coming weeks into Term 4, as staffing, timetabling and the continued development of the 2020 calendar progress, key changes will be communicated and highlighted to the community. 

It is important to keep in mind that the key priorities at Terrace as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition: the formation of the Terrace Gentleman, nurturing an atmosphere of care and promoting a culture of aspiring to academic excellence will not change.

Staff News

I add my own warm and sincere congratulations to Mr Damien Fall on his appointment as Deputy Principal of the College commencing in 2020. Mr Fall’s breadth of experience across roles at St James’s College, St Brendan’s College, Iona College, Churchie and here at Terrace as Dean of Waterford, Dean of Students, Acting Dean of Communication and Acting Deputy Principal have prepared him well for this wonderful role. From a selfish perspective, I am delighted to be passing the baton to a quality person and professional. The College will advertise Mr Fall’s substantive position of Dean of Students over the next two weeks.

Various illnesses through this winter continue to challenge our student and staff body. We welcome Mrs Suzanne Black back to Waterford and Mr Dom Cacciola back to Xavier House this week after extended absence due to ill health. Thank you to Mrs Susie Cooper and Mrs Pam Lather for their assistance during this time. This week, Mrs Karyn Negus has been unwell, and we thank Mrs Jayne O’Connell for assisting with these classes.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Success is the accumulation of small gains over an extended period of time

On Tuesday’s College assembly I discussed the quote above with the student body. My intention was twofold. Firstly, to highlight that academic success comes from consistent effort. Yes, you can cram an exam the night before and snag a pass. However, the knowledge gained is only fleeting as the deep neural connections in the brain that denote true retention of knowledge have not had time to form. Like all aspects of human activity where developed skills are essential to success – sport, music, career – true mastery does not occur ‘overnight’. Mastery occurs through consistent practice and refinement over time.

For students, true academic success that matches or even exceeds their ‘potential’, occurs through the same mastery process. This is why students are intentionally exposed to study skills concepts - Friday rollcall, logging your hours, study planning – as these are the tools that enable consistent practice to emerge. The introduction of external exams in the new QCE system will require students to engage in this process if they wish to succeed. Maths and Science exams will require a retention of two semesters worth of knowledge. You cannot cram that amount of knowledge the night before and expect to be successful.

Secondly, I wished to highlight that students still have time this term. Exam timetables were distributed early in the week. Consequently, students should now be planning their exam strategy to ensure that all of their exam subjects are given enough time for revision and study. Revising for exams can start now by:

• Working through subject checklists
• Using the revision booklets and subject handouts
• Using revision resources on the Moodle
• Attending staff tutoring
• Listening carefully to your teacher as you get closer to exam
• Logging your study hours

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, our Year 12 cohort take part in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. The QCS is comprised of four exams over two days:

• Writing Task
• Multiple Choice Test 1
• Short Response Item Test
• Multiple Choice Test 2

The cohort have been preparing diligently since the commencement of Term 1 through a series of workshops and practice tests. This was capped off on the Ekka show holiday when 148 out of 194 students turned up on their day off after the Senior formal to take part in a QCS workshop. This was a fantastic example of the 2019 concept of All In. We wish the group the best of luck for their QCS exams.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

At our College Assembly this week I raised a concern I have about students falling victim to a mob or pack mentality. It wasn’t the classical victim that I referred to though. I referred to the boys who fall into the trap of being a part of the mob mentality. The group of boys who are influenced by a peer and adopt generally undesirable behaviours towards others in our community. Be it in the classical school day, public areas, Saturday co-curricular events or online spaces. Sometimes it is quite subtle, while at other times it is more visible. Whatever shape it takes, I let the boys know that it is weak, ugly, and cowardly. 

In schools like Terrace, it can sometimes be mistaken by boys as a misguided form of blind conformity or loyalty. Loyalty is a very highly regarded value for young men especially as they enter the older years of high school. We are very mindful that Terrace boys need to have a clear understanding of the context for the various mottos that have been used over the years. ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’, ‘Red Army’, ‘18000 Strong’ and ‘All In’ are not badges of blind conformity and loyalty that undermine character, values and personal decision-making responsibilities. Falling victim to a mob mentality that unfairly targets others has nothing to do with being a courageous young man in 2019. 

Terrace is full of very good young men.  Whilst no one is immune from making mistakes, we do expect that everyone has the responsibility to grow into the best version of themselves. As parents, we want our boys to possess the moral courage to stand up at the appropriate time in life. At Terrace, we aim to be men of knowledge, humility and wisdom. To be Terrace Gentlemen, the students at this College need to be conscious and deliberate in their actions. No one can afford to be passive in their journey from Year 5 through to Year 12. All In invites our students to rise up and be a part of the great story that has been Terrace for over a century. It is littered with students who have demonstrated moral courage at the right times for the greater good. They are our hidden heroes. All students need to be working towards having this confidence in order to be a Terrace Gentleman. 

Can I ask for your help in reinforcing this message at home please? Can you tell your son that you read about this in the Terrace News and ask him what I said on assembly this week? If you get the “I can’t remember” response, please prompt him a little to reflect on what the key messages from assembly were for him. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Give and receive

As members of the Terrace Family, we listen to the call of our College prayer to make our hearts so human that others may feel at home with us. At different stages in their Terrace journeys, our Terrace Gentlemen have many opportunities to walk in solidarity with others of our College community, our local community and our global community. We are challenged with opening ourselves to hear the call to walk with each other through the times that we celebrate and the times where we face challenges or disadvantages. 

Community is an important experience for our Terrace Family and we celebrate this through our connections with our House Friendship Groups and Immersions.  Next week, our Year 10s start their Immersion experiences. This experience of growing in relationships is wholly embraced by both our House communities and those with whom we are friends. 

In a survey regarding their recent Leadership Retreat, our Year 11s overwhelmingly affirmed the day spent with their House Friendship Groups. Beyond their 4.2 out of 5 star rating for their experience, it was their comments that were extremely heartening:

More time with our House Friendship Group. 

I wish we could be more involved with CCS (Childhood Cancer Support) it was the best part of the Leadership Retreat.

Although at times it can be difficult to understand models of  leadership, these reflections from our Year 11s assure me their heart firmly resides in the right place when discovering how we would like them to lead.

One of my favourite lines of a prayer is in the prayer of St Francis of Assisi -  that it is in giving, that we receive. Francis is not referring to any tactile or physical gift; rather, he’s referring to the gift of relationship and compassion with others, not because it is something others expect of us, but rather it is something we feel is the right thing to do. 

It is by no means a coincidence that our Year 11s are able to articulate the importance of nurturing relationships, as outlined above. The journey of a Terrace Gentleman has many key moments of understanding and experiencing the power of relationships. At their retreat on Tuesday, our Year 5s were further formed with respect to the faith foundations nurturing relationship. They spent the day exploring ‘The Golden Rule’ - to treat others the way we wish to be treated. Although a seemingly simple rule to follow, considering others as an extension of ourselves is extremely powerful and a path to allowing our ‘hearts to become more human’. 

The Good News of Terrace: Our Year 5s taking time out to explore the Golden Rule: To treat others the way we wish to be treated.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

By the time the Terrace News is published the Year 10 boys will be close to finishing their exams for Term 3. I have been impressed with their preparation, work ethic and ability to stay on task throughout this exam block. I hope your son’s results reflect the amount of work he put into his preparation. 

We now head into the Immersion phase of the Year 10 program. The various Immersion programs offer unique experiences that will hopefully challenge your son. The aim is to encourage some introspection around his own personal journey and hopefully promote some personal growth and maturation for your son. This Friday after exams, each group will meet to review the itinerary, expectations and information relevant to each of the Immersions. 

Next Monday the Year 10 cohort (minus the Meraki – Outdoor Ed group) will commence the Immersion period with a Leadership Retreat day at Waterford Place. The boys are to wear their Red and Black PE uniform for this day of activity run by Y-Lead.

The final day of Immersion 2019 will be the Presentation Evening at Waterford on Wednesday 18 September. More information about the Immersion Presentation Evening will be sent out separately. Year 10 students will not be required at school on Thursday 19 September (which is the final day of term for all Terrace students). 

All communication during the Immersion period can be made through Student Services at Waterford Place. The after hours emergency contact number during this period is 0411 157 452 This number will be monitored by Mr Mason Hellyer (Dean of Studies).

Photos of Immersion will be available on the Terrace Image Library.  For instructions on how to register for the Image Library please go to Parent Lounge or contact the System Administrator – 

Terrace Library

Pop up Father's Day book shop

Tomorrow we are hosting a pop-up Father’s Day book shop in the library with books supplied by Avid Reader. Visit the library at lunchtime with EFTPOS/Credit card or cash (not tuckshop card) to buy your Dad a fantastic read for Father’s Day - We will have fiction and non-fiction across a range of genres – Something for every Dad!  See  for ideas and prices on what they will be bringing.

Book clubs @ Terrace

The Terrace Library facilitates three book Clubs:   

The Terrace-All Hallows’ Book Club – for gentlemen in Years 10, 11 and 12. It runs four times a year, twice at Terrace and twice at the AHS library. It is a very social afternoon of book-themed fun - the activities vary and may include a guest speaker, games or student-led discussion. The final Senior Book Club of the year will be at AHS in Term 4. Check the e-scholar Events page or contact Ms Underwood for more details.    

The All In Book Club – for boys in Years 7 to 9 – we meet each Friday at lunch time. This book club is all about sharing and encouraging a love of reading. All readers – keen and not-so-keen - welcome! All In is not a traditional book club; It is book-themed but we do something different every week. We talk about books, do activities, play games and generally have a lot of fun. See the e-scholar Events page or Ms Hornsby for more details.   

The Junior Book Club – for boys in Years 5 and 6 – meets once a fortnight, Friday Week B in the Junior Library.  It is a traditional book club where a book is chosen, and group members read it and discuss. For more details see Ms Fox.    Follow TerraceLibrary on Instagram to keep up to date with all the library news and events.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

The Debating experience  

Written by Jack Barends - 8.1 Terrace Debating Team Member from the Queensland Debating Union Year 8 State Champions.

When the 8.1 team was formed, we didn’t know that we would make it to the finals let alone the grand final! We didn’t know how far we would make it and we didn’t know if we would win a single debate. The first debate at Mansfield State School was nerve-racking, yet exciting. We knew every debate was crucial and we had to win three out of four to make finals. But that day two traditions were formed. The first was Will bringing a bobble head of Jerry Rice to every debate and the second through hard work was an unbeaten streak throughout the preliminaries. No matter who we came against or what was thrown at us, we fought back and won - it was starting to become obvious that Jerry Rice was both our mascot and good luck charm. Another thing that kept us going was that at every one of our debating meetings, Mr McKinlay brought milk, milo and lots of treats for us to share. 

The first final was a nerve-racking experience, as no one had ever debated in finals before, but the two traditions kept us strong and kept going - then we were in the quarter finals. We were up against a strong St Philomena team that had a season just like ours, but we still managed to keep the winning streak. Then it was into the short prep for the semi finals where we were against a Churchie team we all knew would be excellent, and they were. Over the 45 minutes of debating it was back and forth and no one knew who would win. When the adjudicators announced Terrace had won, we all breathed a sigh of relief and realised we were now one of the top two teams in Queensland in the Year 8 competition. We prepped all week relentlessly with more meetings than ever before and even a mock debate against our own Senior A. Everyone was nervous as we stepped into the room to see the largest crowd we had ever debated with and a Brisbane Girls Grammar School opposition that would not go down easy. It was close with no clear winner and what made it even more nervous was that we had to wait until after the Senior A debate to hear who had won. 

They called the two teams up to the stage where we all held our breath, then, they announced Gregory Terrace as the 2019 Queensland Debating Union Year 8  State Champions! We had done it! We won. We had become the best Year 8 team in Queensland. But what made the victory so much sweeter was that Jerry Rice had done it with us and that Mr Stormonth had won the Queensland Debating Union Debating Coordinator of the year. The whole team would like to thank Mr McKinlay and Mr Stormonth for always helping and being there for us - we couldn’t have done it without you. We are proud to represent Terrace Debating at the state level and look forward to doing it again as Senior A members in four years.


Another hard round last week for our Terrace Chess players. Congratulations to our Open B team who secured a great win.  This Friday we are travelling down to The Southport School.


The Terrace Choir and Waterford Soloists will be touring to Europe in the upcoming September holidays.  There will be 38 people on this tour so as you can imagine, there has been quite a lot of behind the scenes action. Thank you to the parents who came to our Information Q&A on Tuesday night. If you have further questions, please contact us.

Support Group Meetings

Please note the change of venues

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

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

Staying in touch   

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

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Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Thank you

Thank you to our Gold-plated Saxophone Choir who played at Assembly on Tuesday.
Their rendition of (the surprisingly difficult) ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ went down a treat with the post Wiggles generation!

Music Practice Hall

Can we please continue to support Music Practice Hall Monday afternoons after school in the music centre? It is definitely having a positive impact on students and we would like to see this expand to a second afternoon, but we need to see more buy-in from students and families first.

A reminder to all Years 5 and 6 students to either take their instruments home (preferably) or stow them in the Music Centre, not outside their classrooms.

Music lesson cancellation

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

Term 3 Events

• Thursday 5 September - Year 7 Orientation 
• Friday 6 September - Terrace Jazz Night 
• Friday 20 September - Battle of the Rock Bands 
• Monday 23 September - AMEB Brass Clinic 
• 23-30 September - European Tour 

Term 4 Events

• Tuesday 1 October - Percussion Exam Workshop 
• 2-3 October (TBC) - Rhythm Section Workshop 
• Thursday 3 October - AMEB Brass Clinic 
• Thursday 10 October - Chamber Music Concert 
• Monday 21 October - Placement Day (Pupil Free Day)
• 28 October - 1 November - Celebration of Excellence rehearsals 
• Monday 4 November - Celebration of Excellence 
• Monday 11 November - Enter Reports 
• Wednesday 13 November - Spring Concert 
• Friday 15 November - Valedictory Mass 

Term 1 2020 Events

• 20-24 January - Music Camp 

The Weekly Wrap

Basketball Wrap

Round 6 of GPS Basketball saw the match up of the two Spring Hill rivals, Gregory Terrace and Brisbane Grammar School (BGS). Across 34 GPS fixtures, Terrace won 18 games, securing the winning day in a tightly fought round. 

Terrace had success in the ‘A’ games winning all but one, including a convincing 69-point victory in the 1st V. The results were especially positive in the Year 9 and above age groups, winning 12 out of 19 games. This result is a testament to the hard work and talent of the older age groups and a great reflection of the depth, development and improvement in the program as the players progress through the year levels. The BGS Basketball program boasts great depth in its talent coupled with excellent coaching. To have a second consecutive winning year against the school is another great achievement in an already successful season.
‘Friday Night Games’ were the flavour of the weekend with the 10As and Ds making the trip down Gregory Terrace for their fixtures and the 5A, 5B, 6A and 6Bs hosting BGS at the Campbell Centre and Waterford. The Friday night fixtures have always lent themselves to great support and last Friday was no different with solid representation at both venues with students and parents making the afternoon games a tremendous success.
Some of the Terrace junior teams were treated to some extra support and assistance this round with the 1st V players dropping by to watch and help the various teams. This was a terrific sign of the inclusive nature within the Basketball program. In turn, the 1st V have two significant games left in the race for the GPS Premiership, and all Terrace Basketballers are encouraged to attend the last home game of the season, this weekend at the Campbell Centre starting at 12.15pm.

Please click here for: Round 6 Results Basketball

The 8As

Rugby Wrap

Well done to all teams for last Saturday’s round of games. The Opens age groups were outstanding with several solid performances starting with the 4th XV through to the 1st XV. The mighty Under 12 and Under 14 age groups were also terrific with several good performances.

As we head into the final three weeks of Rugby, I ask that all boys continue to commit to the program and finish the season strongly. This will be reflected in the continued good numbers at training this week and a strong performance against TSS.

Term 3 key dates

Week 7 

  • Training as usual for all teams leading into us hosting TSS at home on Saturday 31 August.

Week 8 

  • BYE Round however training as usual Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14 and selected Open teams.
  • Year 9 (Under 15 players) to train as usual.
  • No Training for the Under 16 age group.
  • Selected teams to play Saturday 7 September – TBC

Week 9

  • Training and games for selected teams only – TBC Week 8.    

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Burns

Week 7 is always a very tough time of any term, let alone Term 3. It is the week in which the weight of assignments shifts to the weight of exams, and with this shift in pressure comes a worry in the back of everyone’s minds. “Have I done enough study?” “Will I be ok for my exams?” Questions like these are undoubtedly the most asked question in the weeks leading up to exams and there exists a variety of answers to them. One common answer however is, “I don’t think so.” Often when students believe they haven’t done enough study, they feel like it is too late to begin studying and therefore, don’t begin at all. This could not be further from the truth. Surprisingly, the English cricket team illustrated this in their recent win over Australia in the Ashes. 

As much as it disappoints me to talk about it, it is England’s never say die attitude which we draw from to overcome this hurdle. For those who don’t know, on day four of the second Ashes Test, Australia was in prime position to take the series. England were 9/286 chasing 359, with their number 11 batsman tasked with holding out the Australian attack to allow Ben Stokes to score the runs needed to win. It was thought to be impossible. The commentators were writing them off, and a 2-0 score line in the series was almost guaranteed. But England refused to accept this and fought back to beat Australia late on day four. 

Their fightback was mainly led by one man - Ben Stokes. In what has been described as a one of the greatest test innings ever. Stokes fought hard for every run and never gave up. With every ball came a chance for him to lose concentration and sacrifice the win for his team. Yet, he denied this possibility for an astounding 219 balls and eventually hit the winning runs for his team. Despite the terrible position Stokes’ team was in, his desire to win, along with his determination and grit, paved the way for England to level the Ashes series 1-all. 

The position Stokes found himself in is very similar to the position many students find themselves in at this time of term. Having not done much study, the belief that it is too late to begin studying and do well can sometimes slip into our minds. However, Ben Stokes proved this to be very wrong the other night and perfectly demonstrated where hard work can get you. His brilliant innings proved to us that no matter the position you are currently in, having the correct mindset and acting upon it can get you the best results possible.  

So, in the lead up to exams, if you are worrying you have not done enough study, do not be discouraged. Take inspiration from Ben Stokes’ innings and work with diligence to obtain the best results possible, just like he did. Exam block will be a marathon but maintain your determination and keep up the hard work to do the best you can and eventually you will reap the rewards. 

I wish you all good luck with your exams and the last few rounds of Rugby, Chess and Basketball. 

God Bless. 

Terrace Ladies Group


2020 Ball Committee expression of interest

Next year will mark the 145th anniversary of our College.  In celebration, the TLG will host the 2020 Red and Black Ball. For families new to Terrace, this event is held every five years and is always a night to remember.  Next year’s ball will focus on the Terrace community and the College’s long history of sending Terrace Gentlemen into the world to make their mark.

The event will be held on 4 June 2020 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and tickets will be available early in the year.   

The TLG is currently seeking expressions of interest from parents interested in joining the organising committee.  Initially we are keen to find five to six parents to assist with event planning, theming, logistics, entertainment and coordination of fundraising.  More helpers will be required prior to the event.

If you are interested in helping coordinate this fantastic event, please email Anna Wright ( or Libby Baynton ( by 6 September 2019.  Please note your availability and any particular area you are interested in supporting.  The first Committee meeting will be held in the last week of Term 3.

Girls’ Night Out

To celebrate 2019 and the efforts of all of our Terrace mothers and female carers, the TLG is hosting a Girls’ Night Out - it’s the mothers' ‘real work’ Christmas party, so mark your diary!  

Details: Friday 18 October | From 6pm 

Where: Gambaro Hotel, Caxton St Brisbane Cost: $44.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes champagne on arrival and canapés 

RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Friday 11 October 

For further information or enquiries, please contact Libby Baynton | or call 0414 517 784.

(Buy Tickets Here) 
If you have any questions, please contact, or call Libby Baynton on 0414 517 784.

Tennyson Canteen – last chance to volunteer for 2019.
This weekend we play TSS in the last home game of the season. If you are a current parent and can spare 30mins to an hour to help out, it would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer please use the links below. 
If you are not able to volunteer why not provide some homebake for the canteen to sell to those hungry boys.



Monday 28 October will see the TLG AGM take place. This year our Vice Presidents of Hospitality, Treasurer and Secretary will be retiring after their two years of dedicated service. If you would like to consider taking on an official committee role or know someone who would be perfect, please read the role details below. If you have any questions, please send me an email. 
Please note: All retiring committee members will mentor the new office bearers through their first year. 

Vice President/s (Hospitality) 

This role is more suited to being shared by two people.

The VP (Hospitality) is the first port of call for all events requiring the traditional TLG hospitality. Assistance for larger events is supported by volunteers. Duties include: 

  • Coordinate and manage all the hospitality at TLG functions (e.g. Masses, welcome morning teas, information evenings, orientation evenings).
  • Order breakfasts for TLG meetings. 
  • Coordinate, order and manage the Track and Field Carnival. 
  • Coordinate and manage the Staff Christmas lunch.

The Treasurer ensures a familiarity with the TLG accounts, having regular communication with the relevant officer in the Finance Department. You do not have to be an accountant to fill this role. Duties include: 

  • Oversee TLG Accounts. 
  • Be familiar with the TLG accounts spreadsheet through the Finance Office and income/outcome.
  • Approve all payments and invoices - with the joint endorsement of the President or the VP (Logistics). 
  • Provide a report to the TLG meeting with a summary of income and expenses for the period leading up to then, and projected cost expectations. 
  • Organise floats and banking for the Tennyson canteen and other events requiring these supplies.

The Secretary is responsible for ensuring all formal communications are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.
• Manage the TLG database.
• Manage the TLG email account for Volunteer sign-on pages ensuring future  access and consistent approach.
• Send out correspondence relating to TLG matters.
• Record, manage and distribute the minutes of TLG meetings.
• Assist President with the Terrace News TLG segment.
• Liaise with Dean of Communication.

Date Claimers
  • Saturday 31 August 8am Terrace v TSS Canteen 
  • Saturday 7 September 12.30pm Terrace Long Lunch, Tennyson 
  • Monday 9 September 7.30am TLG Breakfast Meeting, Founders' Room - Guest Speaker, Tony McGahan Sports Director and Cathy Stacey, Sponsorship Manager 
  • Friday 11 October 7.30am Inter-House Athletics Day Canteen and BBQ, Tennyson
  • Friday 18 October 6pm Girls Night Out, Christmas Drinks, Gambaro’s Hotel 
  • Monday 28 October 7.30am TLG AGM Breakfast Meeting, Founders’ Room

Terrace Performing Arts

Starry Nights

The Terrace Jazz Night "Starry Nights" will be held next Friday 6 September kicking off at 6.15pm in Duhig Place.  

Ease into the weekend with musical performances from our various Jazz ensembles and our All Star Big Band with Kristina Kelman.  Sit down with a table of friends or family to tap your toes, invigorate the heart, click your fingers whilst having a bite to eat.  

Ticket prices are $35 adult/$25 concession and include sweet and savoury table platters and a welcome drink. 

RSVP via Terrace Events trybooking page by Thursday 5 September.


We would like to congratulate Chris Beehler who was drawn as the winner of the TPA Thermomix #1 Raffle. We hope you are able to whip up many new dishes in the kitchen. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.

If you are disappointed about missing out and would like a second chance, we are running another raffle for a second Thermomix. Tickets are available for $20/ ticket to a maximum of 200 tickets. Click here for the link.

Terrace Shop

Important Information

Red Blazers for Year 11 2020

Dear Year 10 Parents and Caregivers, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteering in the Terrace Shop 

During Term 4 we will be welcoming our newest students to the Terrace Family and we need your help! We would love to have you assist us in the shop as each new student is fitted out in his Terrace uniform.

It is a lovely tradition to have current parents volunteer in the shop during this time. It gives new families an opportunity to meet other parents and ask those everyday questions in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

It doesn’t matter if you have not volunteered with us before – we warmly welcome all Terrace parrents! We will be here to help you and will give you a quick cheat sheet for the fitting process.

We will attend to the uniform fittings from Week 1, Term 4; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.30am until 2.45pm. On 29 and 31 October we will need assistance until 5pm. There are two families booked at a time, therefore we need two volunteers for each fitting. 

If you are interested in helping us, please put your name down to volunteer via the following links. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We both look forward to welcoming you!

Donna Asnicar and Felice Gatenby, Terrace Shop staff


Find all your upcoming Terrace Family events here...

Last chance to book - RSVPs close tomorrow!

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

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

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

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

Win a CAR | Tickets Here

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

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

Terrace Long Lunch Mega Raffle | Tickets Here

Want to help but poor on time?
You can now donate money directly to Terrace's Care and Concern Committee. Cash donations will be used to purchase ingredients to make meals for Terrace families and staff in need. 
All donations are appreciated greatly, and will support the important work this committee undertakes for our community.

Cash Donation | Click Here

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

Rugby Dinner | Book Here

Details: Friday 11 October - Saturday 12 October | Bus from Tennyson following Inter-House Track & Field to Maroon, returning to Tennyson @ 5.30pm Saturday
Cost: Free of charge | Open to all current Year 7 students to attend
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Wednesday 9 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Brendan McGrath | | 3214 5217

Yr 7 Learn to Row | Book Here

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

Girls' Night Out | Book Here

Another brand new Thermomix TM6 available to win!

Only 200 tickets will be sold.  $20 per ticket - get in quick before they sell out!
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Thermomix Raffle 2 | Tickets Here

Details: Friday 8 November | 11.45am
Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone St South Brisbane
Cost: $87pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 3 course lunch & champagne on arrival
RSVP: via the below link by 31 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436 

Mothers' Lunch | Book Here

Community Information

Calling all Old Boys from the Class of ’79 and Class of ’99!

This is your last chance to register for your 40 and 20 Year Reunions on Saturday 31 August, 6.30pm at the College.

Come along and catch up with some old classmates over drinks, canapés and dinner.

Please click on the following links to register: 



Or contact Carol Stephens on