Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Congratulations to our Cross Country runners for their performance at Limestone Park yesterday.  The team and coaches have worked very hard throughout the season and we are all very proud of their effort at the championships.

This week marks National Reconciliation Week.  At our College Assembly on Tuesday, our prayer focused on reconciliation and our role and responsibility in closing the gap.  Over recent months, the College has been working on developing its own Reconciliation Action Plan.  A number of staff and parents have been working in conjunction with EREA to develop this plan.  It is still in draft form at the moment, but once finalised, I know that our Dean of Identity Mr Charles Brauer will share it with the College community.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have written about exam preparation, completing assignments, and maintaining a revision regime.  The College is now in its assignment moratorium period and this allows students to focus on their revision and exam preparation.  Exam timetables have been published so that students can now more accurately tailor their revision strategies leading into the exams.  Like most things in life, there is no substitute for hard work, so I encourage parents to continue to support their sons by keeping them focussed over the next couple of weeks.

Last week, Old Boy Mr John Dann GT 1947-52 passed away. John, his brothers, sons, and grandsons have all been a part of the Terrace Family.  We keep the Dann family in our thoughts and prayers.

Finally this week, as part of our forward planning, I remind families that Term 2 will finish on Friday 21 June at 3pm.  The Football and Tennis fixtures against Ipswich Grammar School will commence at 12.30pm for the 1st XI Football and 1st IV Tennis only.  There will be no other fixtures against IGS in this round.  This will mean that our last home game round is this weekend against Brisbane Grammar School and our final round of fixtures will be away against The Southport School.

Have a great week.
God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

The Terrace Family is strongly in evidence amongst our staff community when we need to manage unexpected absences due to personal situations. We have had a number of staff unwell or in need of time to support family recently, and it is wonderful to work in a community where staff support one another so generously. Thank you to all staff who have helped in recent weeks and students and parents for their understanding and patience.

This week we have welcomed back to the College, Mrs Susie Cooper who is looking after Mrs Mary Meadows' classes while she is on leave.

Congratulations to Mr Josh Kersevani who has been appointed to the position of Acting Coordinator of English Years 7-9 whilst Mr Luke Robba is on long service leave during Term 3. Mr Sonny Ali, who is currently on a contract position at Waterford Place will join the main campus teaching faculty for this time in Term 3 as Ms Sian Graham is also returning from maternity leave in Semester 2 and will take over Mr Ali’s classes at Waterford.

Mr Liam Stevens, a member of our ICT team, has been successful in gaining a new position external to the College. Mr Stevens has been a most helpful member of the team, particularly in times of challenge during the current building project. We wish Mr Stevens every success in his personal life as he and his partner are expecting their first child and in his new professional role. The College will be recruiting for the position of Service Desk Analyst in the coming weeks.

We continue to establish our new Human Resources and Compliance Unit. In early June, Ms Katie White, Compliance Manager and Ms Louise Smith, Human Resources Manager, will be joined by Ms Clare Condon in a school officer support role entitled Coordinator of HR and Compliance. This role will have particular responsibility for the coordination of our Blue Card process and register as well as administrative support for the HR and Compliance unit.

Finally, congratulations to Mrs Brooke Zande who has been appointed to the position of Personal Assistant to the Deputy Principal. Mrs Zande is already a member of the administration office team and we look forward to her strong contribution in this role. Subsequently, the College will be recruiting for a College Receptionist in the coming weeks.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

College assembly on Tuesday recognised the achievements of our Cross Country Team. We acknowledged the hard work and dedication displayed by each team member in the lead up to the GPS Championships. In my speech to the students, I highlighted the planning that had gone into preparing the team for their examination, the GPS Cross Country. I used the well known concept of the 5P’s – Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

The Cross Country do not just turn up and expect to perform well – they have prepared, they have practiced, they have revised, they are equipped for the next examination and in fact welcome it because they know they are ready to do well and be the best that they can be.

In less than two weeks, exams begin for our students. Many students have been working hard through the term and now the exams are an opportunity to demonstrate what they know.

This next few weeks are crucial. You need to ensure that you are prepared by:

  • Having a plan. Exam schedules have been published and distributed to students;
  • Starting now;
  • Working through your revision sheets and booklets;
  • Working through extra questions from your textbooks;
  • Reading back over your written notes;
  • Rewriting your notes;
  • Asking your teacher if there are areas you do not understand;
  • Attending staff tutoring, peer tutoring, study group.

Like the Cross Country team, will you be ready for the next exam? Will you be prepared and enter the exam with confidence?

There is still time to make a difference; don’t waste it.

All the best over the next few weeks.

Oxford University Information Night 

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

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

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

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

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Australian Diamonds legend Liz Ellis is an excellent role model in our society. I listened to a quick podcast during the week where she reflected on the importance of team sports in her life. Significantly for Liz, it wasn’t whether she was playing in the Under 12s or the Diamonds, the life skills she developed through social interactions and the challenges she faced within these environments were the same. In our context, it doesn’t matter whether your son is playing in the As or the Es, playing sport or in a band, boys still access the same experiences from being involved in a team dynamic. These experiences can present challenges every time they gather in one form or another. As parents, we actually want them to experience these hurdles and learn how to navigate and overcome them. For many of us this is why we provide the taxi service! So, Liz’s advice is to let your sons ‘meet the challenges and not let them run away’ as team environments can be a wonderful learning environment for our youth. However, as always, there is a trigger point at which it is important that adult support might be required to give direction in a situation. If you feel this is necessary please don’t hesitate to contact the relevant staff at the College. 

On Monday, we held the annual Year 7 Mother/Son evening at the College. Like the Father/Son evening earlier in the year, it was very well attended and I hope everyone enjoyed sharing and listening to the stories of others during the evening. These are invaluable moments in the journey of our young men and I thank you for your support on Monday night. 

This year I have noticed that the boys are very keen on the use of Airpods instead of the traditional earphones. My concern with bringing Airpods to school is that they are currently the ‘accessory of choice’ for our boys, meaning they are in demand. I have had some situations this year where we have unfortunately needed to investigate the theft of Airpods by other students. I do not recommend that they are brought to school, especially when bags cannot be secured at various times throughout the day. We often address the general integrity issue associated with theft in student forums, but it is also important that students keep valuable items as secure as possible. 

Finally, I am pleased to announce that the College will be working in partnership with Griffith University on a PhD research topic about the online lives of early adolescent boys. The research aims to “provide valuable information about young men’s online lives, as well as to inform parents and educators of the potential dangers and benefits that come from online social interactions”. I would like you to encourage your son to participate in this short survey. Further information regarding this research will be placed on the parent portal in the coming days. Parents will be required to give permission by “accepting” the invitation. An email will then be sent from myself to all students who have parental consent to participate in this survey. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Grounded in truth

With truth and justice as guide, our Terrace Family has had the opportunity to engage with National Reconciliation Week. During this time, we honour key moments in our nation’s history that have affirmed our First Nation peoples as custodians of our land.

May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. June 3 marks the historic 1992 Mabo decision in which the High Court of Australia recognised native title - the recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights over their lands did survive British colonisation.

A key focus of this year’s National Reconciliation Week is the concept of “truth”. There are two important Aboriginal truths of our local area - The story of Boundary St and the story of Barrambin. The many “Boundary Streets” that surround the CBD of Brisbane, West End, South Brisbane and Spring Hill were established by the first European settlers of our city, forming literal boundaries for Turrbul and Jagera people who have lived on the land of our city for tens of thousands of years. Aboriginal people were restricted from moving about the land of our local area, being excluded from the area surrounding the river area from 4pm each afternoon until sunrise the next day.

The second truth is the real name for Victoria Park - Barrambin. Barrambin was a gathering place for Aboriginal people. Clans from all around South East Queensland would meet on this sacred ground to trade, to compete in athletic competitions and to resolve conflicts. Furthermore, ‘Barrambin’ was the site of ‘kippa rings’ – sacred circles used for boyhood to manhood initiations. 

The image below represents the hopes of this year’s National Reconciliation Week. The Tree of Truth is what happens when the seeds of empathy, solidarity and love are sown. This is a representation of the community that we can grow into if we are able to acknowledge our history, learn from it and move forward together courageously.

The growth bands of the tree’s branches radiate outwards. They represent that we are always learning and growing – pushing outwards and upwards into the future. The heart at the top of the tree’s trunk is the connection point of the people in the graphic. When the people’s hands join, it creates an energy force which is represented by the love heart. The energy runs upwards and downwards – linking past, present and future. The word ‘Truth’ at the base of the illustration is the bedrock for all of our positive growth.  When we understand and accept our truth we have a solid foundation to grow from.  

Truth and justice are foundational to our Catholic spirituality and Catholic social teachings and therefore guide the way by which we form relationships and build a proud and vibrant community. Each of us have the opportunity to carry this same spirit beyond our Terrace Family to be the voice of truth with supporting and advocating for the hopes of our First Nation peoples.

Exceptional Learners

Year 5 Challenge Program parent information morning

Tuesday 4 June - 7.30am - Founders’ Room. Tea and coffee provided.

Your son might have the opportunity to participate in the Challenge Program for next term. We are offering Maths Honours and Future Problem Solving (nothing to do with maths) for Year 5 students in Terms 3 and 4. The Challenge Program teachers would like to invite you to attend an information session on Tuesday morning. 

If your son loves maths and achieves an A very easily in all aspects, he may be a candidate for Maths Honours. The Year 5 classroom teachers will nominate which boys will get the most from the program. Boys with a great general knowledge and inquisitive mind will enjoy the FPS program; they need to enjoy reading and researching and they can nominate themselves. 

This information morning will be a great opportunity for you to meet other parents of gifted students and share information. Mrs Cath Griffin will explain how Maths Honours operates, Mrs Tracey McIvor will describe what FPS is and I will cover details for Terrace Writers. There is no need to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there. 

 If you have any questions please contact Ms Karin Coleshill E: or P: 3214 5254.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


Over the past week, I have had the pleasure of Debating as part of the Queensland State Team in the National Debating Competition held in Darwin. The Queensland team tied for third in rankings for wins and further to this were ranked fifth after individual adjudicator tallies were taken into account. Following were the results of our debates:

  • NT- win (split)
  • ACT- win (unanimous)
  • NSW- loss (unanimous, although it was unbelievably close)
  • SA- win (split)
  • Vic- loss (split)
  • Tas- win (split)
  • WA- loss (unanimous)

Alexander Sullivan
Debating Vice Captain and Queensland Team Member 2019


On the weekend, Luke Ames (Year 10) and Will Ames (Year 8) represented our College in the South East Queensland finals of the public speaking competition, Rostrum Voice of Youth.  Over 3000 students participate in the Rostrum Voice of Youth each year, covering over 500 schools. This year, 22 boys from the College participated in the public speaking competition.

Luke has been selected as a reserve for the Queensland final. Will has progressed to the Queensland final, which will be held on 6 July in Brisbane. 

Lighting upgrade

Thank you to the TPA for funding a significant lighting upgrade in the Edmund Rice Theatre over the Easter holidays. This lighting upgrade was used by the Madagascar Jr Musical and those quick enough to secure tickets would have seen the quality of show we were able to produce due to this. This lighting will also be well by our Music Concerts and Theatresports as well as curriculum Drama, giving a real theatre and concert vibe to our performances. Thank you to the TPA for the ongoing support.

State representation – Music

Well done to the 28 boys who will this weekend represent themselves and Terrace as part of the State Honours Ensemble program – Junior. It is a privilege to be selected and a testament to their dedication and that of our wonderful Music program.


On Tuesday 21 May, Senior 1 Theatresports competed at home in the Edmund Rice Theatre in their first heat of the competition. The competition was tough but ‘The Dads’ were able to wow the judges with their quick wit and energy. Playing 'Creation Myth', 'Sing About it', 'Party Quirks' and 'The Guide', the young men of Senior 1 were victorious, progressing through to the next round. Senior 3 ‘The Ballers’ were unfortunately knocked out of the competition on Monday night in their heat at BBC. They held their own and competed gallantly, taking out the Magic Moment for the night. Special thanks must go to Miss Tilly Oddy-Black, the coach of Senior 3 for all her hard work with the boys this Semester.  The Junior 1 team will compete this coming Monday 3 June at Mt St Michael’s.


Each year the St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace Red Thunder Drumline is joined by the Rock Band to perform the Rugby halftime entertainment. In 2017 they performed ‘Back in Black’ by ACDC to an audience of 5000. This video has recently been uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Back in Black

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 like to share, please tag us. 

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Cancellation of music lessons

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

Thank you

Thank you to the Fanfare Team for the musical support at assembly on Tuesday. Assembly next Tuesday features the Black Concert Band.

SHEP Middle School event

Congratulations to the following boys who will be participating in the upcoming State Honours Ensemble Programme Middle School event on Sunday 2 June:

  • Jack Barends
  • Harry Barnes
  • Max Beckmann
  • Tom  Beckmann
  • Charlie Blanshard
  • Tom  Bremhorst
  • Adrian Chan
  • Max Chan
  • Daniel Connor
  • Reuben Dooley
  • Thomas Druve
  • Thomas Huey
  • Harn Hur
  • Yuvraj  Kang
  • Eddie Kauri
  • Nicholas Kim
  • Bernie King
  • Wil Martin
  • Xavier McIntosh
  • Jack McIntyre
  • Lachlan McNamara
  • James  Merrett
  • Hugo Panizza
  • Parva Patel
  • Robert Pestorius
  • Thomas Simpson
  • Orlando Tessarolo
  • Daniel Williams

This event, run by Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium of Music, brings together the finest school age musicians from across the state, to rehearse and perform under the leadership of internationally recognised conductors.

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


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

You can learn more about Professor Vogel here:

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

Norman Clarke Concert

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

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

Parent Lounge

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

Term 2 Events

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

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

Last weekend hosting Churchie we recorded 19 wins, 18 Losses and three draws across the day from this we had five out of seven of our A teams win. Despite our 1st team going down 3-1 the day was was seen as a major success across the program. 

The Football Support Group has done a wonderful job the past two home rounds and will need your full support for our final big home day against Brisbane Grammar School. Many of our teams have been working hard throughout this slightly cooler week to ensure we are prepared for our Round 6 clash.

Midweek our ISSA Cup (Under 14s) progressed out of the group despite still having one game to play with a comfortable 9-0 win over Brisbane Christian College. As the 2018 winners of the ISSA Cup it is now a great achievement to see us progress into the knockout stages once more.

Rugby Wrap

Whole school Rugby sign on 

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

Please note that the boys born in 2009 (Under 10) will play and be graded with the Under 11 boys. This decision was made by the GPS as only a small number of GPS schools could field Under 10 teams. The upside is that all Year 5 boys will get to play with their class mates during their first year of Rugby here at Terrace.

Rugby Xplorer

This week families would have received information about registering for Rugby Australia’s “Rugby Xplorer”. Please click on the link to register 

Rugby Australia front row passport

Over the last four weeks our 1st XV, 2nd XV and 16A/B props and hookers have been busy completing the Rugby Australia “Front Row Passport” Scrum School. Last Saturday, the boys were assessed at the GPS Cluster Day held at TSS by the RA assessor coaches. The good work continues across all age groups with our Under 12 – Under 15 Term 2 players also following the FRP curriculum.

Term 2 preseason program

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

Coaching at Terrace

I am keen to hear from any parents who are interested in coaching at Terrace. Currently we are short of coaches in our Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 age groups. Please email me if interested.

Date Claimers

• Monday 3 June Rugby Program Parent Information presentation GT 125 6 -7pm 

• Thursday 6 June Rugby Coaches' Induction Evening Tennyson 5.45-7.45pm 

• Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July - Holiday Clinics at Tennyson  

• Saturday 13 July - Whole School practice game v NC at Tennyson 

• Saturday 20 July – GPS Rd 1 v TGS followed by the Rugby Season Launch

Clothing and equipment

• Terrace jerseys, shorts and socks will need to be purchased before the end of term as we play NC in a trial on the Saturday before       returning to school 

• Mouth-guard (a fitted mouth-guard from a dentist is strongly recommended) 

Term 3 Tennyson training schedule

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

Tennis Wrap

This week, the Terrace Tennis teams play Brisbane Grammar School. BGS are historically the most successful GPS school in terms of premierships and they will be looking to add another title in 2019 as they take on Terrace in a must win match. This round will provide a great challenge throughout all year levels and the program looks forward to the challenge which Round 6 presents.

Our results from Round 5 against Churchie were excellent, winning the day with 16 wins of the 29 games played. Churchie were fantastic hosts and we thank them for their hospitality in matches played at their home courts.

The Year 8 boys continue to lead the program with some outstanding performances. The Year 5 boys also competed hard while the 9B team played with plenty of spirit to prevail in a very tight contest. The 6F team played extra matches with the team being short a member, with Fraser Wood and Harrison Thomas being outstanding in their efforts representing the College.

1st IV 

Our Round 5 plan was to take a little more time at the start of the day and settle into a rhythm before opening up and playing some bigger more aggressive ball. This plan was well executed by our boys when all four of the singles matches started evenly before the Terrace boys began to play a more aggressive, physical brand of tennis against their opponents. This showed in the scores in three of the four matches where Bryce Robinson at Number One won his match 6-3, 6-0, Sean Pacey at Number Two won his match 6-2, 6-2 and Charlie Van Balen at Number Four won his match 6-3, 6-1. Dominic Anderson was a little out of sorts and struggled with a few more unforced errors than usual, however, he dug in and went on to win 7-5, 6-4. 

Our doubles matches were a similar story with the boys simply overpowering their opponents throughout most of the contest. Bryce and Dom lost concentration in their second doubles conceding our only set for the day before scoring a convincing super tie-break win.

The overall result of the day ended at GT 8-16-102 TO ACGS 0-1-52.

The 1st IV now stand at four wins and one loss for the season with two difficult weeks lying ahead against BGS and TSS.

Team of the Week – 9B

These boys were outstanding on Saturday. Each boy played with real enthusiasm for the game. The energy that they displayed on court was an example for all sports at the College. Each boy played his role fantastically and should be proud of the great example the team set. 

  • Xavier Stiles
  • Noah Coulson
  • Emilio Mollo
  • Ethan McKean

Please see here for Round 5 Results

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Angus White

As teenage boys, we are frequently reminded of the perils of social media. Yet what we don’t talk about is the effect that social media’s presence has on the increased reward for self-promotion. At times, it seems there is an arms race to have the most and the best of everything, and often this means negotiating humility has become increasingly difficult.  

The concept of humility is central to being a Terrace Gentleman, but this concept can be confusing because it is often called for in times when our instinct is a feeling of pride. It is hard to define humility but easy to identify it. I read somewhere that a “Great Man is always willing to be little.” I think this explains it well. Whilst at times it seems easy to buy into the belief that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and that humility will be followed by being overlooked, being humble does not mean you can’t compete or have fire in your stomach. The following story is one that demonstrated the value of humility at play.

Early last week, two time Dally M and five time premiership winning Sydney Roosters halfback and fellow Edmund Rice boy Cooper Cronk, announced his retirement. As a figure head in Queensland’s Origin success and amid a plethora of accolades, there was no shortage of speculation that Cooper Cronk would be named an immortal, NRL’s most prestigious honour. When the subject came up at Monday’s press conference, Cronk quickly dismissed the suggestion and diverted his focus and attention to praising his teammates. Further to that, he preferred to talk about a conversation with his grandmother. He said that when he rang her to tell her that he was retiring her response was “I thought you would probably say that after you got sin-binned and played poorly on Friday night”. He deflected the praise, was self-deprecating and chose a moment to include his grandmother in a fitting gesture. It is this sense of humility that earned the respect from everybody involved in the game. He came across as accomplished but not arrogant. He was humble, and it resonated.

With the varying forms that humility takes, it can be difficult to explain how to be humble, but I think CS Lewis did: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less”.  I guess it follows then that if you think of yourself less, you start thinking of others more. Humility is the source of selfless and meaningful actions. Thinking of others, noticing others, sharing our mates’ disappointments and their joys all builds good culture around the school.

Whilst it may not be in a professional sporting context there are still plenty of opportunities in our school life to demonstrate humility. I think it starts by being happy for a mate and being proud of what they are achieving or who they are. Humility is a core value at Terrace and a key attribute that identifies a Terrace Gentleman. 

Terrace Ladies Group

'TODAY' - a reflection

Today I was fortunate enough to attend the GPS Cross Country held in Limestone Park. Today I witnessed one of those moments that will be forever etched on my mind.
Today I witnessed what it is to be a true Terrace Gentleman.
Today I cried tears of joy for Terrace Gentlemen I do not even know.
Today I cried those tears twice.

Why you ask? Upon arrival at Limestone Park my first glimpse as I parked my car was of the 16 years and under race. It was in its final stages. What I witnessed bought pure joy and gratitude to my heart. 

The final runners were coming into the last 300m. A senior seeing this young Terrace Gentleman struggling picked him up on the sidelines and ran the rest of the race (blazer in hand and school shoes on) with him whilst constantly yelling out encouragement to his Terrace brother. You could see the runner's pace lift and renewed strength take hold. It did not matter that the runner was not first; he was as important as any other in that team and he knew it. 

It was the final race where I saw no matter how old you are or how long you have been at Terrace, that the school spirit lives within each and every gentleman. A fine young man was struggling to see the finish line. It looked like he wanted to give up. On the sideline cheering on their fellow runners were 4 Year 5 boys they could see in the runner’s eyes he needed help and that was that. They were off, all running with him to the end, again yelling encouragement to the end. They all finished better men than they had started. 

I do not know any of the boys I saw today but as the parent of 3 Terrace Gentlemen, I am the proudest mum in the world knowing they are part of the mighty Terrace Family and what that truly means. We did not win the Cross Country but we have won as families each and every day by having been part of the most amazing family in the world. 


Care and Concern – Coles Containers
Are you wondering what you will do with that new container you got free from Coles? If you do not require the container, Care and Concern are able to use it to support families in need. They are the perfect container to freeze food in for our families. 

If you would like to donate your containers, they can be dropped into student services both on main campus and at Waterford Place. 

TLG Meeting – School Counsellors 
Our upcoming TLG meeting (Monday 10 June at 7.30 am in the Founders' Room) will feature all three Terrace school Counsellors as guest speakers: Jai-Leigh Beard, Natalie Twine and Paul Antenucci.
We will also be discussing upcoming events, funding and initiatives and Dr Carroll will be updating us on school matters.
Delicious breakfast items, tea and coffee will be served following in the Founders' Room, Terrace cookbooks and tea towels will be on sale. All are welcome!

Mahoney Mothers Movie Fundraiser – not just for Mahoney mothers!
This is a great relaxing afternoon with mothers from all grades and all Houses. Funds raised will go to the McIntyre Centre supporting riding for the disabled.

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

The Terrace Family

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

Mr John DANN - GT 1947-52

May they be consoled by their many memories of those they have loved and lost.


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

Rope off Saturday 7 September from 12.30pm in your calendar!

An afternoon to enjoy and celebrate our wonderful community.
Raising funds for Eddie's Van and ParaSTART.
More details to follow shortly.

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

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

Plus so many more...
Tickets on sale via the below link until Wednesday 19 June.

Football Raffle | Tickets Here

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

2019 Senior Jersey | Order HereSizing Chart | View Here

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

Movie Fundraiser | Book Here

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

Debating Dinner | Book Here

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

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Year Level Parent Social Functions

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

Year 12 State of Origin Parent/Caregiver Function

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

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Year 7 Treacy House Mother's Function

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

Year 7 Treacy Function | Book Here

Year 12 Mother's Lunch

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

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Reidy House Movie Fundraiser - Rocketman

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

Rocketman Fundraiser | Book Here

Community Information

Oxford University Information Night 

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

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

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

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