Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

As we negotiate the first few days of a Queensland winter, our thoughts remain with our friends in Victoria.  Their lockdown serves as a reminder of just how important it is for us to stay vigilant and ensure that our hygiene practices and tracing processes are robust.  A reminder to all Terrace families that we do not have to check-in at Tennyson or any other outdoor venue anymore. However, we need to continue to check in at indoor venues. We will transition to the Queensland App at all GPS venues by the start of Term 3 fixtures.

Tomorrow, the Br Barry Buckley Breakfast is being held in the Marquee at Victoria Park.  Br Buckley (GT 1952) will be attending, along with our keynote speaker, Professor Paul Young (GT 1972).  It will undoubtedly be an interesting morning as Professor Young explores the COVID 19 vaccine journey.  My thanks to the GTOBA and the College’s Development Office staff for their hard work preparing for this event.

Next week, exams commence for Years 5 to 11.  Exam blocks are no different from regular school time regarding expectations around uniform, conduct and punctuality.  Exam timetables have already been distributed to the students and are also available on the College App.  Students of all year levels must be well prepared, well-rested and have the correct equipment for their exams.  Good luck to all students over the coming exam period.

This weekend sees the final full home Football games played at Tennyson (only the 1st  XI will play TSS at home in Round 9) I thank the Tennyson staff, the Football Support Group, the TLG and the many volunteers for ensuring that a successful 2021 Football Season has been staged.  Similarly, I thank the Tennis Support Group and coaches for their efforts this season.  Good luck to all Football and Tennis teams this Saturday against Brisbane Grammar School. 

Continuing from the information provided in recent weeks, I would like to give details of the next of the Pillars outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan – Towards 150.  I encourage you to review the goals identified for Atmosphere of Care across the next five years; we will:

  • Enhance a safe community environment that promotes student and staff wellbeing and resilience
  • Nurture authentic, respectful relationships
  • Mentor and support members of the Terrace Family
  • Promote servant leadership to inspire and encourage others to realise their potential
  • Provide a breadth and depth of opportunities for Terracians

Finally, this week, I wish to acknowledge the many initiatives undertaken by the College as part of Reconciliation Week. Many of the events and messages have been documented via the College Facebook page and on our Twitter feed.  The engagement of our indigenous and non-indigenous students throughout Reconciliation Week activities has been commendable.

Have a great week. 

God Bless.

Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

As an educational institution, we have no greater responsibility than to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students entrusted to our care. As a response to our call to provide an environment where children are safe from harm, EREA introduced what is known as the Child Safeguarding Standards Framework. The Framework is designed to enhance a culture wherein protecting children and young people from abuse and other harm and promoting child safety, participation, empowerment, and wellbeing is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of leaders, staff, and volunteers. The following are the 11 standards used to embed a culture of safety and wellbeing:

  • Standard 1: Committed Leadership, Governance and Culture
  • Standard 2: Children and Young People are Safe, Informed and Participate
  • Standard 3: Partnering with Families, Carers and Communities
  • Standard 4: Equity is Promoted and Diversity Respected
  • Standard 5: Robust Human Resource Management
  • Standard 6: Effective Complaints Handling Processes
  • Standard 7: Ongoing Education and Training
  • Standard 8: Safe Physical and Online Environments
  • Standard 9: Regular Review and Continuous Improvement
  • Standard 10: Policies and Procedures Support Child Safety
  • Standard 11: EREA Protocols and Requirements

Over the next 12 months, the College will complete a thorough assessment of our compliance with these standards via a tool known as the self-assessment checklist. This review process allows us to ensure there are no gaps in our policy and procedure. EREA schools nationwide have been directed to start by completing checklists to assess our compliance with Standards 2 and 8. While we are confident that the findings will be very positive, this is an excellent method for finding any areas where we might continue to improve. Once these two standards are completed, we will work through the remainder. A Child Safeguarding Working Party will be established to complete this significant task.

The above process will complement the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) cyclical review, which we are currently undertaking, and the Charter Survey, which asks students to assess how closely our practices align with the EREA Touchstones. These are important means by which we reflect on our practices and seek ways we might improve.

I wish everyone in the Terrace Family the very best as we head towards the end of semester exam period.

Dean of Identity | Mr Terry Thompson

Campus Ministry @ Terrace

For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me, I was naked, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?  (Matthew 25:35-40)
  • David Conry (GT 1986) - Youngcare
  • Joss O’Loan (GT 2000) – Kombi Clinic
  • Mike Lepre (GT 2002) – Bertonni – employment for homeless and vulnerable people
  • Tim Beckman (GT 2006) – Ubuntu Through Health
  • Nic Marchesi (GT 2011) - Orange Sky Laundry
  • Lucas Patchett (GT 2011) – Orange Sky Laundry
  • George Arkinstall (GT 2012) – Gardening a Difference
  • Michael Wellington (GT 2013) – supporting the Timorese with agriculture projects.
  • James Hurst (GT 2019) – Red Dirt Mentoring

David, Joss, Mike, Tim, Nic, Lucas, George, Michael and James and many more Terracians have one thing in common – they have personified the Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstone of Gospel Spirituality – they have talked the talk and walked the walk of an Edmund Rice education. While each of these gentlemen has followed further study and careers, they have also engaged in making a difference to those who struggle and those at the margins. They have sought to support the self-dignity and the self-worth of other people before themselves. Through their expression of Ministry and like another EREA Touchstone, they have enabled others to liberate themselves to feel free to be the best they can be.

These Touchstones are part of the recipe in forming Gentlemen of Terrace. 

The word ministry – we hear it a lot. But what does it mean?

  • Ministry is supporting others when they are overwhelmed.
  • Ministry is welcoming others who feel lonely.
  • Ministry is building an inclusive College community so that our diversity is our strength.
  • Ministry is encouraging others who may feel nervous or lack confidence.
  • Ministry is something we do at Terrace. Not just words. Ministry is actions.

At Terrace, there are many ways to be involved within all things Ministry. Students have opportunities to -

  • Engage with their House Friendship Group (ask your House Dean how)
  • Work at our Kolega café
  • Work on the Eddie’s Van (Years 10-12)
  • Blanket and Christmas drives (Years 5-6)

The Terrace Family should be very proud of their contributions to our community. The Identity team is always open to answering questions or discussing any service opportunities for Terrace students.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever. 

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Resilience is often defined as a person’s ability to bounce back from adversity. One of our goals in helping our students become their best is to teach them the skills to handle negative experiences and become stronger. As parents and teachers, we need to allow students to experience safe failure and face situations that may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable while knowing that supportive adults are available if things do not go well. If we shelter students from every negative experience, we do them a disservice by denying them necessary life skills. Whether it be at camp, retreat, in the classroom or on the sporting field, students regularly learn new coping skills and should not always be shielded from experiences that may help them grow and mature.

Students regularly learn lessons in resilience as a result of interactions with other students. If a young man feels that another student is mistreating him, it is important that he first tries to handle it himself by being assertive and asking the other student to stop. This is an obvious first step in attempting to solve the problem. If issues are ongoing, he may need to speak with an adult for advice. Traditionally, students are reluctant to speak out about others because they worry about how their peers will view them. Sadly, some boys will attempt to handle a situation independently and respond by using physical force. Students must never take matters into their own hands and use physical force to resolve a relationship issue. Students using violence as a response to relationship issues will always be viewed in a negative light. Our young men need to learn that there are better ways to respond. We regularly share the message that students must maintain an environment where they keep their hands to themselves.

Last Friday, we held the annual Year 7 Inter-House Futsal competition at Waterford Place. The competition was expertly run by our Year 12 Recreational Studies class as an assessment item. The House Seniors were again very enthusiastic in their support of the Year 7s, and we thank them for their leadership on the day. Our congratulations to all the House teams, but in the end, it was Mahoney House who won this year’s competition. Bring on House Choir!

Finally, with exams commencing next week, I wish all our students the very best. The next few days should see our young men finishing their preparations. Year 11 students will commence exam block on Wednesday 9 June and are requested to follow all the usual expectations associated with this important time. Year 12 students will remain in regular timetabled classes for the remainder of the term while also attending scheduled exams. Many thanks for your support with checking go-cards, hat condition, and reminding your sons to polish their shoes regularly. We are noticing an improvement in these areas at the College.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), posits that the one purpose of assessment is to establish and understand where learners are in an aspect of their learning at the time of the assessment.

As a College, we are at the time where students are formally assessed to ascertain where they are at this point with their learning and report back to students and parents. Many assignments have been due this week, and exams commence from Tuesday next week. Exam schedules have been distributed to students and are also available via the College App.

However, the information collected from an assessment period is also used to inform and shape teaching and learning into the future. The data is used to track student performance, ascertain whether students are working to capacity and highlight individual, subject and cohort strengths and weaknesses. The assessment period is also the opportunity to model the scope and scale of assessments that students will experience, especially regarding ATAR external exams.

One of the most powerful outcomes of this reporting period is the parent/student/teacher interviews early in Term 3. This is an opportunity to conference and generate strategies to assist your son’s learning. Information regarding these interviews will be included when you receive your son’s report.

During this period of assessment, students will be under stress. I have reinforced, especially with the Senior students, that to feel nervous or anxious before an exam is normal. It is primarily a physiological response and it should be acknowledged that it is okay to have some anxiousness. Dealing with this reaction is vitally important. Deep breathing, task focus and breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable parts are all strategies that have been explained to the boys.

Another critical aspect of dealing with exam block is normalising routines as much as possible - exercising, ensuring that your son is following a healthy diet, and having enough sleep, especially the night before an exam.

Exams are an opportunity to demonstrate what you know and to be rewarded for the hard work that has occurred through the term.

All the best to all students in their exams.

Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

Our Year 10 students have had a busy term, but many have still made time to participate in our community outreach and service-learning opportunities. This week was the final visit to St Mary of the Cross Primary School for Term 2. Our boys have assisted and mentored their little buddies admirably. The students, parents and Principal from St Mary’s have expressed how much they appreciate and have enjoyed the experience of getting to know our boys through their help with all things homework related.

On Friday mornings from 7.30am, we will continue our Waterford Brekkie and Kolega Café outside the main entrance raising funds for Edmund Rice Camps. This is a wonderful way to finish the week with Waterford staff and students enjoying a coffee and breakfast together. Parents and caregivers are most welcome to grab a coffee and sandwich as well.

Our boys volunteered in big numbers to run the BBQ for the Year 7 Inter-House Futsal competition after school last Friday. I am proud of our students’ efforts to contribute to our community and the growth they are demonstrating.

We are in the midst of National Reconciliation Week. Along with our College community, we took the opportunity to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters through prayer, our actions and our renewed commitment to equity and care in all we do. We came together to particularly commemorate National Sorry Day on 26 May to recognise the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and The Stolen Generations. Luke Ames, our College Vice Captain, led us in prayer and shared with us the importance of recognising the hurt we can inflict on others and the constant importance of reassessing and adjusting our behaviours and attitudes to people of various cultural backgrounds. A critical message for each of our young men.

The Waterford cohort was also treated to a night at the theatre with an evening at the production of the Taming of the Shrew. Thanks to Mr Giles for his organisation of the event and thanks to Ms Graham, Ms Gibson and the staff who helped supervise the evening.

At this time of the term, students can be feeling a bit stressed and fatigued from the busy schedule of homework, assignments and other pursuits. I encourage you to check in with your son to see how he is managing. Reaching out to teachers and Pastoral Care Mentors is encouraged if your son needs support. Minimising distractions when working, enjoying some exercise and downtime when not, and ensuring enough hours of sleep are great self-care habits for us all.

Have a great week.

Terrace Library

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


Thomas Nunn-Rutledge (Year 11)

Last week I had the incredible privilege of representing Queensland at the 2021 Nationals Schools Debating Championships (NSDC) in Hobart.  Our preparation stretched over months - with intensive holiday and weekend training sessions. Thankfully, our hard work paid off, with the Queensland team achieving success - placing first overall following internal rounds, winning the major semi-final, and coming away with a close loss in the grand final. The experience of debating, working and often just chatting with some of the best and brightest communicators in the country is something I will never forget. One would think that winning debates and finding success would be the highlight of my week. However, upon reflection, I have found that the insightful conversations between friends, old and new, the excellent advice I received from people I had been spiritedly arguing with just moments beforehand, will instead be something I forever value and cherish. As a team, we decided to open our speeches in the grand final with ‘friends’ instead of ‘panel’ (the name given to the collection of judges who adjudicate debates). This was a decision to close the widening gap between productive, analytical communication, and communication which sensitively and empathetically deals with issues that affect real-life people. Despite how it often appears, the two types of communication can positively co-exist. And I think - as a team - we are acutely aware of the way toxic public debate occurs and the tangible impact that can have on people’s lives. I would encourage everyone to prioritise their humanity over the pursuit of victory in futile disagreements. Winning means nothing if it comes at the cost of everything.

To all those involved in the team selection and training process, thank you. Our success stems from your hard work and dedication. A special thanks to my incomparable team, Harry, Hoyeon and Jaguar. And to my coaches, Ineka, Lauren, Elliot, Cate and Dana - I thank you for your advice, humour and kindness. To the broader Terrace Family, I thank you for your support in an incredibly stressful but incredibly rewarding time. A special thanks to Mr Ali and Mr Stormonth for all you have done and continue to do behind the scenes. Finally, I encourage all Terrace debaters to get involved in the state team trialling process; the feedback and coaching you can receive - even in preliminary rounds - is second to none.

I look forward to seeing what this year's remaining debating season, and 2022 as a whole, has in store for us - and I wish the best of luck to all competing teams.

QDU Debating

The final round for Year 8 and Senior A is tonight.  This has been a very successful season for our QDU debating students and coaches.  We will be able to publish the teams who are progressing to the finals next week.

AHS v GT Debate

This annual debate will be held in the Claver Theatre at All Hallows’ School.  Tickets are limited.  If Senior students wish to attend, an email has been sent from Mr Ali with the link for tickets.

Terrace Debating Dinner - Save the Date

The annual Debating Dinner will be held at The Marquee, Victoria Park, on 26 August. We look forward to recognising our student’s accomplishments for the 2021 seasons of GPS and QDU Debating.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Workshops

The power of story, audience connection, speaking with confidence: these are just three of many public speaking techniques offered at the Terrace Public Speaking workshops from the dynamic presenters, Mr Adrian Pauley and Mr Kevin Ryan.

In Term 2, three public speaking workshops saw enthusiastic Years 7-9 boys develop their public speaking with innovative information and small group practice. Participants learnt about the craft of public speaking with their ‘A+ orals’ resource and the ‘Speak Well’ expertise of Mr Pauley and Mr Ryan.

Thank you to Mr Pauley and Mr Ryan, and the workshop participants. We look forward to offering more public speaking workshops in the future.

In Week 5, Term 3, we have a Terrace Public Speaking competition for Junior (Years 5-6), Intermediate (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12). It will be a supportive atmosphere where boys deliver a short speech of 3-5 minutes on a set topic. There will be a Senior student and teacher judges, and a prize for the winner! Please contact Miss Clarke - to enter. Further details will be communicated from Miss Clarke and the Culture Department. Thank you for your support.

House Choir – 23 July

Those new to the College have yet to experience this all-College event.  It is the biggest event in the Terrace calendar and involves every student, in every House.  It was with great sadness that the event was cancelled last year, so we are looking forward to this year’s event overflowing with gusto and enthusiasm.

Information will be coming out shortly regarding the logistics of the event – parking and venue access – please keep an eye out for that information.  House Choir is held at the Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson.

The nine Houses are competing for both the House Choir Cup – decided by a panel of adjudicators, and the People’s Choice Shield – decided by audience votes.  $1.00 = one vote.

To add to the “Eat St” vibe of the event, we have various vendors who will be open from 5pm and continuing during the event.

We look forward to once again having a capacity crowd cheering on their favourite House. 


Norman Clarke Concert     

The Norman Clarke Concert scheduled for this Sunday at Villa Nova College has been postponed due to unfinished building works at the theatre. These works were due to be completed in time for our concert.

We are pleased to inform the College community that the Norman Clarke Concert will now be held on Sunday 18 July, we kindly ask all families to mark this change in their diaries.

What’s on in Music
  • String Quartet: Friday Morning
  • Pep Band: Saturday 5 June - 12.15pm arrival
  • Norman Clarke Concert: Sunday 18 July

Support Group meetings

Support Group meetings will be held online if necessary. 

Staying in touch 

To keep in touch with all things Cultural, we suggest you download the Terrace App and follow us on social media to ensure you don’t miss anything.   If you have any photographs or videos that you would like to share, please tag us.

TWITTER            @GTCulture

INSTAGRAM      terrace_gtculture

YOUTUBE          Terrace Culture YouTube Channel

Director of Music | Mr Derek Rose

A musical moment in history

What moment in time can you pinpoint that has had a significant impact on your life? It will be vastly different for each of us, not only the experience but how personally it affects and impacts us. The times we live in have undoubtedly changed how we approach and undertake many tasks within our daily lives.

While elements of life do change over time, fundamentally, many core elements of simple things in life do not. This could not be truer than in this short story about Jack Tueller, a soldier who fought in WWII.

World War II was considered to be the bloodiest conflict in recorded history. Yet, when surrounded by more death than is realistically imaginable, one soldier was able to use music as a way to communicate what no words could.

On a muddy evening two weeks after D-Day, Jack Leroy Tueller and his crew were waiting anxiously for the last German sniper that was watching them to be eliminated. Feeling stressed, Tueller pulled out his trumpet to calm down, despite the wishes of his Commander.

Believing that the sniper was likely feeling just as scared and alone as they were, he decided to play out a famous German love song to try and ease the mutual tension. Sure enough, a military police truck drove up to their camp the following morning containing some recently captured prisoners, one of which was the last sniper. After inquiring about who the trumpet player was, he explained that the song made him think about his family back home in Germany, and he could not bring himself to fire after hearing it and gave himself up instead.

Music, it seems, can heal and inspire more than one type of mind wound. It strengthens the mind, inspires memories, and comforts the distressed.

What a pertinent reminder for each of us as we pause to reflect as a College community during National Reconciliation Week.

Norman Clarke Concert           

The Norman Clarke Concert scheduled for this Sunday at Villa Nova College has been postponed due to unfinished building works at their theatre. These works were scheduled to be completed in time for our concert.

We are pleased to inform the College community that the Norman Clarke Concert will now be held on Sunday 18 July. We kindly ask all families to mark this change in their diaries.

Assembly Performance

Congratulations to the Terrace Vocal Ensemble conducted by Mr Jacob Bradford. The Ensemble performed Go the Distance from Disney’s Hercules at this week’s assembly. All boys should be very proud of their efforts to stage a great performance.

Pep Band

Good luck to the large number of students performing as part of our Pep Band this Saturday at Tennyson. Please come along and support our musicians as they perform in support of our 1st XI Football team.

Term 2 

  • Pep Band Performance: Saturday 5 June, 12.15pm Arrival
  • Norm Clarke Concert: Postponed to Sunday 18 July

The Weekly Wrap


Despite this round being a bye round, the Terrace Football program fielded 27 games across the weekend. It was great to see so many teams still competing and showcasing some outstanding performances.

A big congratulations to our 5A team after a very impressive win against Ipswich Grammar School’s 6As. The game was high paced and physical; however, our boys held firm and managed to win 4-2. It should also be noted that the 5Cs achieved an awe-inspiring 3-3 score against IGS 5A while our 5Bs also shared recorded a 3-3 against the IGS 6B. 

The 11Es wish of playing on Internationals oval came true, and they did not waste the opportunity. The team recorded a 2-0 victory over the Nudgee College 6th XI, maintaining the team’s unbeaten record.

Our 1st XI won 2-1 against Ambrose Treacy College. This was an excellent opportunity for many boys who had not played many minutes for the 1st XI this year.  To see the players get the chance and do so well was very impressive. Captained by Hudson Asnicar, it was Oliver De Lore and Victor Nielsen-Castro who scored the goal to keep the 1st XI’s winning momentum.

  • Wins - 20
  • Draws - 2
  • Losses - 5

Team Photo Day

This weekend we face Brisbane Grammar School at Tennyson - it is also our team photo day.  Please make sure you carefully read the time you are playing and the time of your photo and arrive before your photo time in the correct uniform. This information can be found here and on the App.


We would like to wish the following Gymnasts all the best as they compete in the newly created Foundation Cup this Saturday 5 June at Brisbane Grammar School. These boys have been training since Term 4 last year and have competed at the lead up meets at Brisbane Boys' College during May.

  • Anton Fang (Year 9)
  • Edward Fletcher (Year 8)
  • Hugh Barrett (Year 8)
  • William Fletcher (Year 6)
  • Connor Gleeson (Year 9)
  • Oliver Mariott (Year 9)                   
  • Harrison Hislop (Year 8)
  • Zachary Vivian (Year 10)
  • Ferdinand Hoeft (Year 6)
  • Angus Connor (Year 8)
  • Martin Fang (Year 8)

Captains’ Corner | College Captain, Jake Laherty

This morning I attended Mass to commemorate the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. The theme for 2021 is ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.’ On that theme, Father told a story during the homily that struck me, and even more so after I heard an opposing story later in the day.

Father’s story hails from a historical novel by Kate Grenville called The Secret River. He recounted a scene in which, after tensions boiled over between a European settlement in colonial Australia, and the surrounding Indigenous tribe on whose land they settled, a battle broke out. I say battle; it was really more of a massacre. The settlers rode out against the Indigenous tribe and massacred them all in the name of the land. Among these settlers were a father and son, the latter of which had been brought along presumably under some archaic notion of a young man proving himself. After the son witnessed the father committing atrocious acts, the two retreated to a nearby river to clean themselves. The son looked on as his father knelt by the water and scrubbed the blood from his hands and forearms. They didn’t speak, except for when the father looked up, held a finger against his lips, and simply said shhhhh.

I retell this story here because, for me, it stood out as a stark allegory for how damaging silence can be. But, unfortunately, for too long, the attitude of silencing atrocities has permeated Australian history; society, stigma, cowardice – whatever you want to call it – has taken the place of the father, urging generation after generation into silence, as they washed the blood from their hands.

The second thing that happened today, which reinforced this idea in my mind, occurred during Songwoman Maroochy’s Welcome to Country during College Assembly. Before performing the ceremony, her daughter Baringa told us the story of the Turrbal peoples' near end. Immediately before European settlement, it is estimated that the tribe numbered in the thousands. Not forty years after European arrival, that number was around five. Over 40 years; 60 000 years of tradition and culture almost forgotten. But of course, the Turrbal people have survived through to the modern day – so what happened? It took the courageous efforts of one Turrbal woman, who ran away north to the Gubbi Gubbi people of the Sunshine Coast area. She told anyone who would listen of the atrocities being committed down south. Slowly, grounded in nothing but the courage of this woman, the tides began to turn; the Turrbal people were able to stave off extinction.

This story stuck with me because where the first spoke of the devastation of silence, this one spoke to the prosperity in the absence of silence; what can happen under courage, voice and action.

‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’ – if we are to embody the National Reconciliation Week theme this year, we must start by understanding the dichotomy of silence and action. European Australia has lived under a culture of silence for too long; even historically, it took only the courage of a few to counteract the silence at its worst. Imagine what could happen if we worked together now?

Answer the Call – take action.

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Brian MOYNIHAN - GT 1927


Tennyson Canteen Volunteering Term 2

Thank you to those of you that kindly volunteered at the Tennyson Canteen and BBQ during Term 2, especially those who came along despite their boys playing at alternate venues.  Our next home game is this Saturday 5 June, and we are expecting to be busy! Canteen and BBQ Volunteer Sign Up links are in the College App. Many hands make light work and a busy day at Tennyson is no exception.

Terralicious '21 Spice it Up –  one week to go! Tickets on sale until TOMORROW!

We are on the countdown to our biggest fundraiser for 2021 – the Terralicious Fashion Parade. This year, we are raising funds to assist young men’s mental health charity This is a Conversation Starter in addition to developing a memorial garden on the main campus for teachers and students who have passed away while at the College. Dust off the COVID cobwebs and join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship and fashion. There is no need to organise a table as we will be mixing and mingling.  We are fortunate to have secured a large venue for the event, and the College is supportive of extending the ‘Spice it Up’ invitation to friends and relatives of the Terrace Family. All mothers, sisters and girlfriends are very welcome to attend.  We promise to ‘Spice Up’ your day with surprises and plenty of prizes to win. Your ticket price of $140 includes a one-hour beverage package served from 11.30am - 12.30pm, canapés, two fork dishes, a voucher for a free custom ½ hour facial valued at $89 from Complete Skin and Beauty, as well as a chance to win dinner for four at The Balfour Kitchen and Bar.

This past week there has been a VIP upgrade given away each day. Congratulations to all our winners. We are sure you will enjoy the view from the front row.

If you cannot make the event, you are still very welcome to buy a ticket in the Terralicious Black Raffle to show your support for this worthy cause and be in with a chance to win one of three fantastic prizes!   Tickets for the Black Raffle are available via College Events

Terralicious Red Raffle

There are a host of other gorgeous prizes to win on the day to Spice Up your life. The Red Raffle will only run on the day so arrive a little early to buy your tickets from our gorgeous band of Terralicious helpers.

  • Halcyon House two night stay in a Classic Room plus inclusions
  • Stylist Kerrie Carucci Wardrobe Edit or Stylist Guided Shopping trip valued at $600 sponsored by Own It Homes.
  • Noosa Residence prize - 2 Nights accommodation in a three-bedroom Ocean Hinterland Residence Noosa Residence with late checkout. Noosa gourmet hamper including French Champagne on arrival worth $250
  • Ted and Lil Photography mini family session valued at $1395
  • Creating Students Gold Package for academic mentoring in Term 3 valued at $1250
  • Museum of Brisbane prize - an Easton Pearson Tote Bag, Easton Pearson Archive publication and Museum of Brisbane 12 month membership and a private tour of the Easton Pearson Archive for six people valued at $1000
  • Mosconi Restaurant $500 donated by Ray White New Farm
  • Pilates 26 - 10 Class Packs valued at $270 plus a welcome pack along with a pair of Pilates socks, eye mask and other little goodies.
  • Sophie-Anna – a piece of designer silver jewellery
  • Mckim’s Jewellery - $250 remodelling voucher
  • Bagstraps - Olive Green Neoprene Tote Bag w matching pouch valued at $150
  • Lila Designs – $150 jewellery voucher
  • Kiss Photography package valued at $500
  • Kailo Wellness Medispa 60 min specialised massage and 60 min Biologique Recherche facial valued at $500
  • The Modern Furniture Store - $500 voucher
  • Golf Central Two hours ladies’ clinic for six people, including lunch and champagne valued at $400
  • Stephanies Luxury Spas Opal Rasul Steam Therapy for two valued at $278
  • Limited Edition Book on the life and family of Keri Craig valued at $250
  • $200 James St gift card
  • The Port Office Hotel $200 voucher
  • La Costa Bar and Restaurant $200 voucher
  • Cooking Class at Golden Pig valued at $180
  • Olive Thyme Restaurant $150 voucher
  • Boardwalk Tavern $100 voucher
  • Victoria Park Golf Club $100 voucher
  • Raw Power Yoga Albion five-pack of yoga classes valued at $180
  • Tickets to European Masterpieces exhibition at Goma
  • Brisbane Festival Experience includes tickets to a show and complimentary drinks
  • Riverbend Books - Bag of books including Maggie Dent’s new release From Boys to Men
  • Escape The Room voucher
  • Orange Theory Fitness – 2 x 3mth memberships
  • Amazing Co – online Murder Mystery Party
  • Sirromet Winery wine tasting and tour for four voucher
  • Blue Room Cinema Rosalie – double pass movie tickets

Upcoming Events

  • 5 June  – Round 5 GPS – Home Game against BGS. Reminder Team Photos this day.
  • 7 June – TLG Meeting 7.30am – Guest Speakers Mr Tyron Mandrusiak, Mrs Loretta and Mr Mark Chisholm – Concussion, Game Day Concussion processes and Athletic Development update.
  • 11 June – Terralicious '21 Fashion Parade – Tickets on sale only until Friday 4 June!


Details: Monday 7 June | 7.30am
Venue: The Founders' Room (located beside the College Chapel)
Guest Speakers: Mr Tyron Mandrusiak, Mr Mark Chisholm & Dr Loretta O'Sullivan Pippia (Specialist Exercise & Sports Physiotherapist) - Game day concussion processes, Athletic Development update, Exercise & Sports Physiotherapy for adolescent athletes
RSVP: - for COVID safe purposes, please RSVP prior to the meeting's commencement. 

All parents and caregivers are most welcome to attend.

Join us for an afternoon of fashion, fun and some fundraising to support This is a Conversation Starter (TIACS). TIACS is a charity dedicated to changing the mental health services landscape, working to make support accessible and affordable, and in doing so, reduce the number of suicides, particularly by young men in Australia.   

This year's parade will highlight the latest fashion from Camargue, Hummingbird, Luna May, Palma Martin, Sacha Drake and White Label Noba.  We wish to thank these organisations for their generous support and enthusiasm. 

Details: Friday 11 June | From 11.30am
Venue: Royal International Convention Centre (RNA) | Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: $140pp (+ booking fees) | I Includes one-hour beverage package served from 11.30am - 12.30pm, canapés, two fork dishes, a voucher for a FREE Custom ½ hour facial valued at $89 from any of the 10 Complete Skin & Beauty stores* & a chance to win dinner for four at The Balfour Kitchen & Bar. Cash Bar.
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below ticket link by Friday 4 June
By registering to attend this event you acknowledge that:

  • You do not have currently have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell or taste);
  • In the last 14 days you have not travelled from overseas or a declared COVID-19 hotspot.
  • You have not been in close contact with a person who is positive to COVID-19?
  • You are not an active COVID-19 case or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

For further event information or enquiries, please contact
Loretta Olivotto | | 0419 821 762

*Complete Skin & Beauty voucher to be provided at Parade.

Terralicious Fashion Parade | Book HereBlack Raffle Tickets | Buy Here

The biggest raffle to hit the Terrace Family for 2021 - so many amazing prizes up for grabs!

All proceeds will go directly to supporting for this year's Terralicious Fashion Parade charity, This is a Conversation Starter. 

Tickets $20 each or 3 for $50 (+ booking fees) via the below link.

Black Raffle Tickets | Purchase Here

Details: Saturday 12 June | From 4pm
Venue: Ambiwerra Tennis Centre, Corinda
Cost: No cost event | Please RSVP for catering purposes via the below link
For further information, please contact
Blair Copelin |

Tennis Celebration | RSVP Here

Mahoney House mothers and all the Terrace Family are invited to a special screening of "June Again" in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Services

Details: Sunday 13 June | 1pm for 2pm movie start
Venue: New Farm Cinema, 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost: $20.50 per ticket (+ booking fee) | Include movie admission and fundraising support for ATSICHS
RSVP: Seats strictly limited. Please RSVP via the below link ASAP
For further information, please contact 
Steven Hohn | Mahoney House Dean |

June Again Movie Fundraiser | Tickets Here

Details: Friday 18 June | 4.00 - 7.30pm
Venue: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: Adults | $20pp (+bf) | Includes food truck meal, chips & drink. Cash bar available
Students/Children | Free | Includes pizza
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 10 June
For further event information, please contact
Chris Shaw |

Football Celebration | Book Here

Details: Sunday 18 July | From 4pm
Venue: Norman Hotel, Ipswich Rd Wooloongabba
Cost: No cost event. Please RSVP for catering purposes only
RSVP: Please RSVP by 11 July via the below link
For further event information, please contact
Angela Papacostas |

Basketball Launch | Book Here

Details: Thursday 26 August | 6.30 - 10.30pm

Venue: The Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex, Herston
Cost: Adults - $65pp (+bf) Students - $45pp (+bf) | Includes two course dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 12 August
For further event information, please contact
Nicole Quinn |

Terrace Debating Dinner | Book Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Year 7 Parent/Caregiver Mid-Year Function

Details: Saturday 31 July | 6.30 - 10.30pm
Venue: Gusto da Gianni, Portside Wharf, Hamilton
Cost: $48pp (+bf) | Includes canapes & glass of prosecco on arrival. 
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 19 July
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Monica Katsanevas |

Year 7 Function | Book Here