Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

All Souls’ Day is an important Feast Day in the Catholic Church. Our All Souls’ Mass held this week provided an opportunity for the Terrace Family to remember those we have lost. As a community, we prayed for and remembered with gratitude the loved ones who are no longer with us and reflected on the love and support that has been shared by us all. May they Rest in Peace.

As I have indicated in previous editions of the Terrace News, several GTOBA reunions have been held over the last few weeks. It has been a privilege to connect with the many generations involved in these reunions and witness their ongoing passion for the College. Last week, I was honoured to be part of a very special event – the inaugural 70-year reunion. Held in the College Museum, 12 members of the Graduating Class of 1951 gathered to reflect, share memories and importantly, demonstrate their pride in our College. It was a wonderful lunch culminating in the 1951 Gentlemen of Terrace singing the College song.

This Friday will be a very busy day for our Old Boys. Our Vintage Terracians (50+ years) will meet on Duhig Place at a special gathering of these Old Boys. This is always a great day and provides another reminder that we are here in 2021 due to the efforts of those who have gone before us. The graduating class of 1961 will also enjoy their 60th reunion, and the inaugural GTOBA T- Bone lunch will be held at Cloudland.

The Year 12 external exams continue this week and will extend into next week. I have been impressed with how the Year 12 cohort has approached their exams so far. They have worked hard throughout the year and have been very well prepared by their teachers. We continue to wish them all the best over the coming days.

While Queensland has been very fortunate to have had limited numbers of COVID cases and lockdowns, collectively, we need to maintain our vigilance, good hygiene and social distancing practices. The current advice to schools is that staff and students need to wear masks while at school. Students may remove their masks when eating or exercising and remove them once seated in class if they can socially distance themselves. I have noticed some complacency beginning to creep into the Terrace Family regarding mask-wearing, evident in students, staff and parents alike. I urge everyone to maintain the vigilance that has contributed to Queensland schools operating relatively normally over these past months. I reiterate that students are required to wear masks at school, and we would appreciate your reinforcement of this message at home. We do not want any disruptions over the final three weeks of the term, and I thank you in anticipation of your ongoing support of mask-wearing.

Finally, this week, I again thank the many families who so generously supported the Foundation’s recent Giving Day. To date, just over $427 000 has been raised. Thank you, everyone.

Have a great week

God Bless.

Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

This week has seen us enter the second half of our final term and hence, the business end of the year. With Year 12 students deep into their external exams and the remainder of the College less than two weeks from the commencement of their final exams for the year, the end of the academic year is fast approaching. Given the busyness of this time of year, it was no surprise to hear students, staff and parents/caregivers report how welcome the long weekend was. I hope it was a nice opportunity to take a breather before the final run home. I trust students are busily preparing for their final assessment pieces and that this is taking priority over all other activities.

This week’s annual Commemorative Mass, held on All Souls’ Day, was a lovely opportunity to remember those members of our community who now rest in peace. Given the age of our College, we have seen many members of the Terrace Family pass away over the years and this week represented a lovely opportunity to take a moment in their honour. It is fitting that we do so in our beautiful Chapel of the Holy Family. I am also very conscious that many staff, students and families are forced to tackle each day while dealing with personal challenges and difficulties. We often speak about the masks people put on as they attempt to go about their business without being overburdened by their own struggles and without letting others know of their burdens. It is a tribute to many in our community who put aside their own needs to help others in need. I see our staff do this every day as they selflessly go about their vocation. The prayers and support of the Terrace Family go out to those who must put on their mask each day to cover up the struggles they deal with. May you find strength from those within our community.

The planning of the calendar, timetable and associated staffing for 2022 is progressing well, with most pieces of the puzzle now in place. Over the next few weeks, we will finalise these important processes. Dr Carroll will outline staff departures and appointments in the coming weeks. I can report that our overall teaching staff numbers will increase by three in 2022. One of these teachers will teach our new Year 5 class, while the other two will provide extra expertise, timetable flexibility and greater teaching capacity among our team of teaching staff.

Best wishes for the busy days ahead.

Program Leader: Campus Ministry | Mr Andrew Stormonth

Over the past four weeks, we have been looking at how we, as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, foster and encourage members of our community to be called to mission. To walk in solidarity, be agents of change and be present. To be in service challenges us to be present, create relationships and form community. Over the past two years, we have had to think and act more dynamically to create, maintain and foster our relationships with our community. For our House Friendship Groups, it has been wonderful to connect with them more regularly this year and, particularly, to support them at this time of the year with the Terrace Long Lunch and our Christmas Appeal.

The Terrace Long Lunch will be an excellent opportunity for the Terrace Family to come together, share a meal and support our House Friendship Groups who have been challenged significantly in various ways to continue the amazing, life-changing work they do. My thanks to all who have organised and have purchased tables for the Terrace Long Lunch – our House Friendship Groups will gratefully appreciate the funds raised.

Further to this, we will be continuing our tradition of our Terrace Christmas Appeal. For most of us, Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends, with the joy of exchanging gifts, making precious memories together and enjoying delicious Christmas treats to eat. However, for over 2.2 million Australians, including families and 750 000 children living below the poverty line, Christmas can be a time when meeting their most basic needs, like putting food on the table or a place to call home, is a real struggle. The Terrace Christmas Appeal is all about bringing joy and festivity to families and individuals who may require some extra support.

This year, the Terrace Family are again supporting the Terrace Christmas Appeal by collecting items in our Pastoral Care groups or Year Levels (Years 5 and 10) to make hampers for families and individuals doing it tough. We ask that you bring in items to help create the hampers, which we will donate to our House Friendship Groups, Vinnies and Eddie’s Van at the end of Term 4. Your effort with this means a family in our community is being supported during this time of the year. Please keep an eye out for communication from your child’s House or Year Level (Years 5 and 10) about the collection. Thank you for your donations, and we look forward to presenting these hampers at our Thanksgiving Liturgy at the end of the term.

Lord our heavenly Father,
We pray for those who are experiencing difficulty or hardship at this time.
May they be helped to find a place where they are safe,
A roof over their head,
A companion to help them emotionally,
good health
A satisfying meal
May they find strength and healing in God during this difficult experience.
May we seek to be forgetful of ourselves so that we can be in service to others.

Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever!

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

While our Year 12s are working through the external exams, the remaining students have three weeks left of the school year. It is important that all students from Years 5 to 11 finish the year strongly. The term has been short and sharp, and with exams looming, there is no time to waste. We should be seeing students making sacrifices and forgoing some of their preferred activities to ensure they are as well prepared as possible. With limited days remaining, it can be tempting for students to lower their standards about important matters such as classroom application and personal presentation. The boys must finish well concerning all aspects of their education, including punctuality, how they wear their uniform, behaviour in public and road safety. We don’t want the good work of the year undone in the final days.

This month’s SchoolTV special report is about 'managing overwhelm' in the age of information overload. Unfortunately, our brains have not evolved fast enough to adapt to this digital landscape. The combination of constant access to information and having little control over the situations presented can be stressful and overwhelming. Therefore, adult carers need to check in with their children and be aware of what information they may have been exposed to. It may not necessarily be the information itself that is harmful, but more their inability to process and make sense of it. Providing children with the skills and strategies to cope will enable them to flourish and thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. This report offers several strategies to help manage these overwhelming feelings. The special report can be found here.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Persistence – to continue on in the face of difficulty or adversity

Through the course of a term, I communicate to students through various mediums, events, assemblies, and groups regarding academic success. There are several intentional messages that I reinforce:

  • Be organised. Use the resources available and plan to use your time effectively.
  • Success = consistent effort x time.
  • Seek assistance. Use staff tutoring, peer tutoring, study hall, ask a question, speak to a mate.
  • Exam techniques - know the content but also manage the exam.
  • Reflect on your performance.

Our current Senior cohort is exhibiting another important aspect of success – persistence. In the middle of a three-and-a-half-week external exam block, it would be easy to be distracted, be off-task or simply succumb to blue-sky thinking. For our Years 5-11 students, persistence is especially required through the middle of a term when assignment drafts and final submissions are due, and exams are on the horizon. At this time, it takes persistence to stick to your study plan, be consistent in your study and revision, or know when to ask for help. Consequently, the above messages are not effective unless a student is persistent.

As I mentioned to all students, persistence starts as a mindset and then becomes a habit. To be persistent, you need to set a target or goal, know how to work towards it, then take responsibility to move forward. To develop persistence as a habit, start small – set a goal for nightly revision, identify the actual questions or content you wish to revise, then do it without interruption, disruption or excuse.

Practice persistence every day, and it will become a habit. A habit that will enable a student to achieve success.

Congratulations to Year 12 student Ethan Lewin on his selection as one of three finalists in the ‘Art Film’ category of the BUFTA Film Competition run by Bond University. Further congratulations to Year 9 student Hayden Pressley on winning the 2021 Student Art’s prize – Middle School – First place. This Art competition involved students from all over Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


As our Debating season is almost ending, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to all of our coaches for a job well done. We are lucky to have a gifted selection of coaches who so readily share their knowledge and skills with our Terrace Debating gentlemen.

Sadly, the time has come to farewell one of our coaches. Ms Dana Schottlaender has been a member of our Debating staff since 2013. Her involvement in Debating has taken her from her native Argentina to the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia as a debater, coach and adjudicator. As our Senior A team coach, Dana has led our young men to success in GPS and QDU competitions.

We wish her well in her future endeavours.

Support Group Meetings

Support Group meetings will be held on 9 November in the board rooms at Mt Sion. Please note a change of rooms for the Debating meeting.

Staying in touch

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Director of Music | Mr Derek Rose

Purpose, Pride, Performance

Throughout this year, I have been encouraged by the tenacity of the Music fraternity at the College. We are very blessed by the depth and breadth of the talents and gifts we each possess, and importantly, we share collectively both as students and educators.

Our vision for excellence, in its grassroots, lies with our Terrace Music staff in their ability to foster and inspire the educational journeys of the boys they teach each week. The boys must each own their journey to reach the destination as a collective team.

I recently challenged a Music class with the following statement: Purpose, Pride, Performance. I asked the boys to consider how these three words impact them, how might these words apply to us as individuals and as an ensemble, both within music and our greater lives.

One goal was to encourage deeper level thinking, to identify key elements that are contributing factors to our quest for meaning and success, including fostering social interaction, building school spirit and a sense of belonging, being open, honest, inclusive, and transparent, if we are to continue to build pride, honour traditions and celebrate the wonderful community of Terrace Music.

These words from 1 Peter are a reminder for us to celebrate and utilise the gifts we all have and to use them for the betterment of our society.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

Terrace Performing Arts AGM

Tuesday 9 November is the TPA AGM for 2022. The AGM will be held in the Francis Rush Room in Mt Sion. I warmly invite you to attend and support the Music program at Terrace.

Chamber Music Concert

Next Wednesday evening, 10 November, is the Chamber Music recital for Term 4. This concert will be held in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place. The concert commences at 6pm and promises to be an enjoyable evening of entertainment. Further information will follow regarding ticketed seating for the event.

Instrumental Music lessons in 2022

Now is the perfect time to complete an enrolment form available on the Terrace App if your son is considering starting Instrumental or Speech and Drama lessons in 2022. If you have any queries surrounding Instrumental or Speech and Drama lessons, please contact

Notice to discontinue lessons

If any students wish to discontinue the Instrumental and Speech and Drama Program for 2022, written notification by parents/caregivers needs to be received through by Friday 19 November.

Term 4

  • Tuesday 9 November - TPA AGM Francis Rush Room, 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 10 November - Chamber Music Concert

Director of Sport | Mr Tony McGahan


Congratulations to Daniel Wright, who this week was awarded the Ken Long Memorial Award. The award is presented to the player who has shown the highest level of sportsmanship and commitment in his Open year of Rugby.

The Ken Long Memorial Award was first awarded in 2011. Ken Long was a Terrace Old Boy (GT 1977). He was a Rugby coach and avid Cricket supporter. His passion was to develop the boys as players and young men, regardless of the standard they played. He was a tireless worker for the Rugby Support Group – always the first to volunteer.

Congratulations Daniel!


Volunteers needed

Over the next four weeks, we will be calling for volunteers to help with our end of year events. Please keep an eye out via email, FaceBook pages and the College newsletter for details. We realise it is a busy time of year, if you can Answer the Call it will be greatly appreciated.

TLG Christmas Raffle

We are very excited to be holding a Christmas Raffle this year. There will be ten lucky winners who will walk away with either a case of Moet champagne or a pack of three bottles of Moet champagne. Head to College Events to buy your tickets.


Monday 8 November, the TLG AGM takes place. This year, our Vice Presidents of Hospitality, Treasurer and Secretary will be retiring after 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 email the All retiring committee members will mentor the new office bearers through their first year.

Vice President/s (Hospitality)

Two people usually share this role. The VP (Hospitality) is the first port of call for all events requiring the traditional TLG hospitality. Duties include:

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

Date Claimers

  • Friday 5 November 10am - Vintage Terracians' Morning Tea
  • Friday 8 November 7.30am – TLG AGM meeting, Founders’ Room followed by morning tea
  • Saturday 13 November – GT on the Green - Terrace Long Lunch
  • Thursday 18 November 1.30pm - Valedictory Dinner set up, Brisbane Convention Centre, Plaza Ballroom
  • Monday 22 November – TLG and Sports Christmas Raffle drawn
  • Wednesday 1 December8am – Whole school Staff Lunch, Campbell Centre


Terrace T-Bone Lunch

Details: Friday 5 November | 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Cloudland, 641 Ann Street
Cost: $149pp | $1640 table of 12
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link
For further event information, please contact
Erin Bowpitt |

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Swimming Assessment Day

Details: Friday 5 November | 4.00 - 5.00pm
Venue: Centenary Pool
Equipment: Swimming gear (togs, goggles, towel)
For further event information, please contact
Mr Michael Wooldridge |

2022 Year 7 Volleyball Trials

Details: Saturday 6 & 13 November | 8.00 - 11.00am
Venue: Campbell Centre
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Wednesday 3 November
For further event information, please contact
Mr Slater Asnicar |

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Date: Monday 8 November | 7.30am
Venue: Founders' Room
The meeting will be followed by morning tea - all welcome.

GT on the Green

Details: Saturday 13 November | 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: $65pp | $520 table of eight
Please RSVP via the below link by 9am Wednesday 10 November
For further information, please contact
Kirsten Carroll |
Please note - refunds for this event will close 9am Friday 5 November

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Windsor House Mango Fundraiser

Date: Monday 22 November | Collection after 8.00am
Venue: Collect from College main reception
Cost: $35 per tray
RSVP: Orders close Thursday 18 November
For further information, please contact
Mr Anthony Hayward |

Order Mangoes Here!

TLG & Terrace Sport Christmas Raffle

Details: Closes Monday 22 November | 6.00pm
Cost: TLG Ticket | $25, Terrace Sport Ticket | $2, 2 TLG + 15 Terrace Sport | $60
RSVP: Purchase tickets via below link
Prizes: Full prize list available via below link
For further information, please contact

TLG Raffle | Hayley McBrien |
Terrace Sport Raffle | Cathy Stacey |

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Terrace Staff Christmas Lunch Donations

Show your appreciation for the efforts of Terrace's many amazing staff by contributing to the annual staff Christmas lunch. This staff lunch is the ultimate thank you for a busy and bountiful year of learning.

Donations of food, cash or time are being gratefully accepted below.

Cash Donations Here!Food Donations Here!Volunteers Register Here!

Holiday Clinic #1

Details: 6 - 7 December | 9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: Nissan Arena, 590 Mains Rd, Nathan
Cost: $50 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Friday 4 December
For further event information, please contact

Mr Slater Asnicar |

Holiday Clinic #2

Details: 17 - 19 January | 12.30 - 3.30pm
Year Levels: Year 10 - 12 2022
Venue: Nissan Arena, 590 Mains Rd, Nathan
Cost: $65 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Friday 4 December
For further event information, please contact
Mr Slater Asnicar |

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Holiday Clinic #1

Details: Tuesday 30 November - Wednesday 1 December | 7.00am - 11.45am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $70 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 29 November
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

Batting Clinic #2

Details: Thursday 2 - Friday 3 December | 8.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $85 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 1 December
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

Holiday Clinic #3

Details: Monday 13 December - Tuesday 14 December | 7.00am - 11.30am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $70 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 10 December
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

Batting Masterclass Clinic #5

Details: Wednesday 15 December - Thursday 16 December | 8.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $75 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 5 December
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

T20 Masterblast Clinic #6

Details: Monday 10 January - Tuesday 11 January | 7.00am - 11.30am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $70 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 9 January
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

Specialist Batting Clinic #7

Details: Thursday 13 January - Friday 14 January | 7.00am - 11.30am
Venue: Victoria Park Training Facility | Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
Cost: $70 (+bf)
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 9 January
For further event information, please contact
Mr Blair Copelin |

Clinic Registration Here!

Terrow 200 Club Raffle

Details: Drawn Sunday 13 March 2022 | Tickets strictly limited to 250
Cost: $200 (+bf)
Purchases close Saturday 26 February, or until sold out
Prizes: Full prize list available via below link
For further information, please contact
Tim Sheehan |

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Want to help out but poor on time?

You can now donate money directly to the Terrace Family's Care and Concern. 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 HereCare and Concern | Confidential Referral Form

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Year 12 Mothers'/Caregivers' Lunch

Details: Friday 12 November | 11.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: Rivershed, Howard Smith Wharves
Cost: $130pp (+bf) | Includes 3 course lunch & drink on arrival
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 31 October
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Sharon Loudon |

Year 12 Mothers' Lunch | Book Here!

Year 5 Mothers' Long Lunch

Details: Sunday 14 November | 12.30 - 3.30pm
Venue: Blackbird Bar & Restaurant, Riverside
Cost: $140pp (+bf) | Includes 3 course lunch & 3 hour beverage package
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 1 November
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Monica Katsanevas |

Year 5 Mothers' Long Lunch | Book Here!

Year 12 Fathers’/Caregivers’ Catch Up

Details: Wednesday 17 November | 6.00pm
Venue: Norman Hotel, Woolloongabba
Cost: No set menu – enjoy a drink or stay for dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP to confirm numbers via the below email by 10 November
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Adam Read |
Paul Lilwall |

Year 10 Mothers'/Caregivers' Lunch

Details: Sunday 21 November | 12.30pm
Venue: Madame Wu, Eagle Street Pier
Cost: $50pp (+bf) | Includes Banquet Lunch
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Friday 19 November
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Jodie Hubbard |

Year 10 Mothers' Lunch | Tickets Here!

Year 6 End of Year Celebration

Details: Friday 26 November | 12.00 - 3.00pm
Venue: Centenary Pool
Cost: $14 (+bf) | Includes ice block, sausage sizzle
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Friday 19 November
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Loren Lockyer|

Year 6 End of Year Celebration | RSVP Here