Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Welcome to Week 2. I trust that the first week was a successful one for you and your sons.  The clear message to the boys has been about starting well and starting early, a message that you can reinforce at home.

Tomorrow, the College will travel to the University of Queensland for the 2020 Opening School Mass.  The Mass is an important part of our journey each year and the time where we acknowledge our Year 12 students and their important role as leaders within the College.  Students from all year levels will travel on buses to the University of Queensland at various times during the day and return to the College by 3pm.

The year level Information Nights continue to take place, and it is heartening to see so many families in attendance.  There is always much information shared during these evenings.  To assist in processing this information, the College will post the PowerPoint presentations for each year level on the College App and Parent Lounge.  

While there is a range of information shared on these evenings, I do wish to emphasise my messages regarding pick up/drop off and driver behaviour in Rogers Street.  If you are driving around the streets near school, particularly in the afternoon, please adhere to the following protocols;

• No double parking
• No U-turns
• Do not park across driveways
• Avoid leaving your car idling for long periods while waiting to pick up
• If there are no parks, please drive around the block
• Do not park or drive through the staff car park (a high student foot traffic area) 
• Please avoid excessive noise during early morning and general drop offs on the school side of Rogers Street.

I thank you for your support of these important safety and community issues.

Next Tuesday, the College will host its annual Scholars’ Assembly, where the 19 young men who were awarded an OP1 in 2019 will be presented with the Buchanan Medal as an acknowledgement of their achievement.  This year the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC will attend and present the medals.

The GPS sporting and cultural seasons are underway with many teams, ensembles and bands involved throughout the year.  As in previous years, some students are selected into leadership roles for the various teams and programs.  Below is a list of the students appointed to leadership roles in their various activities. I congratulate these young men and wish them all the very best with their upcoming seasons. 

Yang Zhang (Captain)

Ben Scuderi (Captain)
Noah Stevens (Vice Captain)

James Cameron (Captain)
Sam Dutton (Vice Captain)

Liam Keates-Ryley (Co-Captain)
Luke Evans (Co-Captain)

Toby Snell (Captain)
Jack Pilgrim (Vice Captain)
Matthew Gouveia (Vice Captain)

Ben Weeden (Captain)
Thomas Brannigan (Vice Captain)

Finally this week, I encourage parents/caregivers to take the opportunity to meet with their son’s Mentor next Wednesday 12 February.  These meetings are an excellent opportunity to reinforce the strong pastoral relationship between Mentors, parents and students.  I look forward to seeing many of you next week.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

As we move towards the end of a busy Week 2, I want to take a moment to reflect on the efforts of our staff in ensuring the smooth functioning of the College, while making the experience of a Terrace education as safe, enjoyable and rewarding as possible. With well over 200 teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as perhaps 800 more registered as co-curricular coaches at Terrace, a number of key factors remain central to our success. As a College, we place the highest priority on ensuring we are compliant with policies governing matters such as Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Privacy. Staff professional development in the first few weeks of term has focused on these important topics. Our teaching staff have worked hard to ensure they are well prepared to deliver a classroom experience that grows our students as learners, while maximising their chances of academic success. Students at Terrace are fortunate to have such a dedicated and professional staff looking after their educational and developmental needs.

Much has been said and written in recent weeks about the Coronavirus and the College remains alert to its potential threat. Please be assured that we have followed all directives from EREA, QCEC and the State Government in order to minimise any risk to our students. We will continue to do so, as well as passing on any updates to our community. In the meantime, we pray for those who have been affected and remain hopeful that the situation resolves as quickly as possible. 

Periodically, it may be necessary for parents to contact members of the College staff. You are most welcome to do so in a spirit of cooperation and partnership. Staff email accounts are lower case and include the staff member’s first and last names according to the following standard format: Staff will do their best to respond in a timely manner; the speed of response, particularly from teachers, will depend on the time of term and the busyness of the week in question. A good relationship and communication between school and home is one of the keys to success at Terrace.

Over the early weeks of this term, we are holding a series of parent information evenings. For those who were unable to attend or who wish to review the PowerPoint presentations from these evenings, the resources will be loaded onto the College App in the days following each event. Many thanks to the large number of parents and caregivers who make attendance at these evenings a priority. We intend to send a brief survey to parents from each year level to gather feedback about the effectiveness and relevance of these evenings. Any feedback is of great help in planning for future evenings. Many thanks in advance. 

I look forward to seeing many of our families at Friday’s Opening Mass and Senior Induction at the University of Queensland.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

One of the most important lessons I learnt as a young teacher was the importance of being prepared. Former Terrace parent, Mr Cliff Mallett, was my teaching supervisor when I completed my third year Physical Education practicum at St Peter’s College, Indooroopilly. As well as being very nervous for my first Secondary practical, I had broken my ankle a few weeks prior and was on crutches for the entire six weeks. I made many mistakes, as student teachers do; however, I very quickly learnt that in order to be effective I had to be prepared. Prepared with equipment, prepared with knowledge to answer student questions and prepared to adapt my lessons as I responded to student needs. An acronym that many adults are aware of is the 5Ps – Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

For students, this term’s challenge is to start the year well with strong, consistent study habits. We are already at the end of the second week. Week 3 is also a four day week with the Inter-House Swimming Carnival on Friday. Consequently, it is imperative to be prepared and for students to set their academic goals for the term. In order to prevent 'poor performance' at assessment time, students will need to:

• Prepare their study timetable
• Plan how to use their study time effectively
• Plan how they will work toward their assignment due dates
• Set their academic goals for the term
• Prepare to work hard 

Ultimately, it is up to each student to take responsibility for their own learning. However, the College is here to work with each student on their academic journey. There are a number of initiatives that students can access to assist with their study:

• Assessment calendars have been distributed to students to assist with their planning
• Staff tutoring is offered to students by our generous staff. The staff tutoring list can be found on the College App
• Study Group is available (Years 11 and 12 students only) every afternoon in 5.15 from 3.15 – 5.30pm – in rooms 422 and 423

Much of the feedback we receive from past students who have achieved academically is that academic success comes about through consistent work, over a long period of time. It does not happen by chance. So, embrace the 5Ps and be prepared.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Firstly, my thanks to parents for ensuring students were well presented last week. Our mantra to the boys is that how they wear their uniform is an outward sign of what the College means to them. I do think we still have a way to go with our presentation when transiting home in the afternoon on public transport, but in and around the College the boys have made a positive start with uniform standard. We have been reminding students that that they are required to obtain a uniform card from their House Dean if they have forgotten an item of their uniform that day. Any student who is unable to present a uniform card to a staff member when exiting the College in the afternoon will be given a consequence to assist them in making this process a priority during the day. 

If your son catches public transport, I request that you continue to speak with him about common courtesies expected on public transport, general road safety and especially the need to cross at the lights. The boys have been very good when walking down to the Valley Station at this early stage of the year. College staff will continue to monitor this area and will be in touch as required throughout the year if standards deteriorate. 

Tonight, we continue with the Parent Information Evenings at Waterford Place for our Year 10 students.  The enthusiasm shown by parents and staff for these evenings is crucial in nurturing the partnership between home and school. I continue to encourage you to contact staff early if you feel the need arises. The Parent/Mentor meetings will be conducted next Wednesday evening at the College and are a great opportunity to meet with your son’s Pastoral Care Mentor to raise any concerns you may have with his general wellbeing at the College.  Finally, tomorrow is a special day for our Year 12 students as we celebrate our Opening Mass and Year 12 Induction at the University of Queensland. It is very significant day on the Terrace calendar, and we look forward to celebrating this event with your sons. 

Acting Dean of Identity | Mr Terry Thompson

Our journey

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at all year level assemblies (Years 5-12) as the Dean of Identity for 2020. What amazed me most is that each year level is on a unique and significant journey. Whether it is starting at a new school in Year 5, starting at Waterford Place in Year 10 or starting their final year of school in Year 12 – every student is on a journey. 

On Monday, our first group of Year 7s (Magee House) travelled to Maroon for camp and our retreat program. The retreat is called Shalom. Shalom is a Hebrew word that means welcome or peace be with you. The aim and hope of camp and Shalom retreat is for our newest members of our Terrace Family to get to know members of their House group outside the classroom environment. 

If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35)

This passage is a central point for our retreat. It challenges students to think of others before themselves. As boys in Year 7 are both new and returning students to the College, this supports those students who are yet to find their feet in a new school. As part of this experience, Year 12 students speak to the boys of their challenges when they were in Year 7. This proves to be very powerful. 

This year, we have re-introduced House Masses to Terrace. These will be on Tuesday mornings commencing at 7.30am in the Chapel of The Holy Family. These House Masses are a great opportunity for the House community, students and their families to come together and celebrate our mission as a family. There will be tea, coffee and cake to follow each Mass. Buckley House celebrated their Mass this week. Students were very fortunate as Br Barry Buckley was also able to attend the Mass. Outside these House Masses, all members of the Terrace Family are invited to weekly Tuesday morning Mass commencing at 7.45am.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever

Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

Welcome to 2020 at Waterford Place. I am pleased to say that the new cohort have started their Waterford journey very well. The boys will, by now, be getting used to the day to day routines and procedures that are unique to Waterford.

Classrooms are settled and the boys should be making use of their Formation and Mentoring sessions over the first weeks to get organised. The next phase is to take up the many opportunities for tutoring and extra support on offer at Waterford.

I am pleased to see that plenty of boys have signed up to be involved in the Big Brekky program on Friday mornings. We are still looking to recruit more boys to spread the load and share the experience. 

Please note in your diaries that we host the Year 10 Parent Information night in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford starting at 6pm this Thursday 6 February. Next week, Wednesday 12 February, we hold the Parent/Mentor meetings and careers talks. Please note that Year 10 Mentors will be in the Terrace Library (level 4 on the main campus). It is early days in this new relationship between your son and his new Mentor and the partnership with parents/caregivers in guiding and supporting your son is crucial. If there are any concerns about your son’s start at Waterford Place or information that could assist staff, please be in contact with his Mentor early.

Student Services at Waterford is open from 7.30am to 4pm. Just a reminder that the phone number at Waterford Place is 3214 5400 email Mrs Mrs Julie Ferris and Mrs Mary-Jude Hannagan will be able to assist you with your enquiries. 

Terrace Library

Welcome to the Terrace Library for 2020.  The Terrace Library staff look forward to supporting students with their reading and research needs, as well as hosting a number of social events throughout the year.
This week in the library, students played a variety of board games at lunchtime with their buddies. Both old and new students got to know each other and enjoyed the Terrace spirit of warmth and welcome. Upcoming social events are regularly published on Terrace e-Scholar, along with assignment guides, information resources, e-books, digital video resources, referencing guidance and reading suggestions to support academic success. If your son requires assistance with digital or physical resources, please encourage him to drop into the library. This year, Year 10 students are able to access librarian support at the Waterford Campus from Ms Elizabeth Hornsby, who is available Tuesday to Thursday at lunchtime.
The Terrace Library is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm. After 3.10pm boys can work in the library to quietly read, complete homework or work on assignments.  A Librarian or Teacher-Librarian is on hand to help students if needed. Please note the library will be closed after school on February 12 for Parent/Mentor meetings.
If you would like to keep up with library happenings you can follow TerraceLibrary on Instagram.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Cultural Captains 2020

It gives me great please to introduce our Cultural Captains to our community. Together with our Coordinators, staff, Captains and Senior cohort, I look forward to again producing a space where everyone feels welcome and great results are achieved.


Yang Zhang – Captain

Ben Scuderi – Captain
Noah Stevens – Vice Captain

James Cameron – Captain
Sam Dutton – Vice Captain

Luke Evans – Co-Captain
Liam Keates-Ryley – Co-Captain

GPS Debating Rounds 1 and 2

Congratulations on the efforts of our debaters in Round 1 against Churchie! Well done to our Years 10 and 11 students where all teams won their debates last Friday night.
This week we have our first home round against Brisbane State High School and the first debates for our teams in Years 5, 6 and 7. For teams in Years 8 through 12, this is your first short preparation debate for the year. Please make sure you are in the GT125 Theatre 75 minutes before the time listed in the draw to collect your topic and move to preparation rooms. Mr Stormonth has sent the rules for Short Preparation debates, and I would encourage students and parents to take the time to read them so that no issues happen on the night. 
A reminder that students in Years 8 through 12 should be wearing their blazers during the debates. Palm cards are to be used by all students except for the Senior A team where paper is permitted.
Debates will be held on Level 5 with the Senior A debate to be held in the GT125 Theatre – we invite all to come along and support them.
As we will be celebrating the Opening Mass and Senior Induction at the Universtiy of Queensland on Friday, we have organised for GPS Debaters to be released first to the buses to travel back to the College. Students – please make sure you are listening to the instructions given and move to the buses when directed.


Theatresports trials and workshops will commence next week for anyone wanting to get involved. If you love to improvise and are a quick thinker – this might just be for you. Come and try something different. See you in the Drama Studio! 

• Tuesday 11 February 3.15-4.45pm
• Tuesday 18 February 3.15-4.45pm
• Tuesday 25 February 3.15-4.45pm
• Tuesday 3 March 3.15-4.45pm

Available to Years 7-12 students.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Hatchett.

GPS Musicians 

Last night was a very special event where over 300 GPS students took to the stage together in Choir, Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. In addition, 2020 saw the inclusion of a Big Band which was taken by Professor Rob McWilliams who has an outstanding resume. We are very proud that amongst these elite musicians were 33 Terracians representing Terrace Music. This performance was attended by a large audience of over 800 parents and past students. Thank you to everyone who came. If you would like to be on the future email list please contact  

School of Rock – first rehearsal

Our 2020 Production, School of Rock, is off to a rocking start!  After extensive Rock School bootcamp rehearsals with Mr Graham Ritchie for our leads and rhythm section during the holidays, it was fantastic to see the whole of the cast together for our first vocal rehearsals.  This week, the cast will be working with our choreographer, Mr Dan Venz, for the first time.  Aside from his skill as a choreographer, Dan brings a wealth of professional dance experience to our production.   We are really excited about the progress we have made on School of Rock thus far and are looking forward to performance week at Gardens Theatre in May.

Support Group meetings

Our first meeting of the year for our Support Groups was held this week.  Thank you to these parent groups who work tirelessly in the background to aid our programs.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Mrs Nicole Hoffmann ( ) or Ms Cate Clifford ( .

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 a thing.   If you have any photographs or video that you would to share, please tag us. 

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Congratulations to the Red Thunder Drumline, under the direction of Mr Matt Cocking, for their contribution to Tuesday’s assembly.

Yesterday, some of Terrace’s finest musicians participated in the annual GPS Music Showcase at QPAC. In conjunction with eight other GPS Colleges, the concert featured Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band, and for the first time ever, Stage Band. The standard across all the ensembles was high and spoke volumes of the standard of music making within the GPS family.

Music Practice Hall will commence soon. Families will be informed in due course through this newsletter and by email.

All ensembles are now underway. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Music Department

Classroom music

On Monday, we assigned instruments out to all Year 5 students. In Years 5 and 6, classroom music at Terrace is taught through instrumental performance and theory. Your son will learn either a band instrument (brass, woodwind, percussion) or a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass). These instruments are loaned for the duration of the course, free of charge, and have been supplied at great personal cost by Mr Norman Clarke, GT 1954. Over the years, Mr Clarke has spent in excess of $200 000 providing instruments for this program. We are very lucky to have this financial support for Music, and I hope that your son will make the most of this unique opportunity. For new families, please note that this is a curriculum subject, which is separate from co-curricular Music.

Terrace App

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

Performance and workshop notifications are emailed via Parent Lounge and will be used to ascertain who will be attending performances and for roll marking. Could I ask that you respond promptly to these notifications as we use this information, among other things, to generate rolls and book transport (when applicable). 

Please keep in mind that it is expected that all members of an ensemble participate in all performances, but we understand that from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent attendance. If you are declining a tour, could you also please inform the ensemble director and cc 

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

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

Term 1 events

  • Friday 7 February - Opening Mass and Year 12 Induction 
  • Sunday 15 February - Strings Workshop 
  • Thursday 27 February - Chamber Music Concert 
  • Saturday 7 March - Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival 
  • Tuesday 17 March - TPA Meeting 
  • Friday 27 March - Terrace Jazz Night 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 14/15 April - ANZAC Day rehearsals 

Director of Sport | Mr Tony McGahan

We have enjoyed a busy first week across all sports with solid performances in the pool, on the river, cricket fields and volleyball court. The hard work of preseason has carried the boys well and we look forward to continued, consistent, competitive performances throughout the term.  

Captains of Cricket and Volleyball

This week our 1st XI Cricket and 1st VI Volleyball squads were presented at assembly along with the Captains of their respective sports.  We wish Toby and Ben the best with their teams and respective programs. 

Cricket Captains
Toby Snell – Captain
Jack Pilgrim – Vice Captain
Matt Gouveia – Vice Captain

Volleyball Captains 
Ben Weeden – Captain
Tom Brannigan – Vice Captain 

Clash of schedules

At times , Terrace can be a very busy place and with so much on offer during the term boys can feel a little overwhelmed with clashes between different sports and cultural activities, which can cause heartache.  When a clash occurs, boys are encouraged to contact the Director of the sport and a plan can be worked out to ensure the commitment to all activities is managed. 

Representative school sport -  Term 1

Representative sport has been an important part of the Terrace Sport program and one we want to encourage. Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in many sports. Our primary students nominate via City District and our secondary students via Nth Independent, or in some cases Metropolitan North directly depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times or performance in respective sports.  Please see the College App for more information regarding upcoming trial dates and venues.


The Terrace App holds all communication for Sport with expectations, schedules and up to date information under each sport heading. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant Director or Coordinator of your sport or general questions to myself. 

Enjoy the week. 

The Weekly Wrap

Cricket Wrap

Round 1 of GPS Cricket on Saturday was a success on and off the field as 43 teams played their first games of the new season. Terrace played 13 fixtures against Ipswich Grammar School, winning 11 games, including a bonus point win for the 1st XI. The teams also took part in 23 supplementary games as well as several internal matches to kick off the season. There were two tied fixtures in the 6 Red and 5B games and our 9A and 9B teams both won off the last ball of the game! 

Our Year 5s started their Terrace journey with matches across Brisbane against Ipswich, Nudgee, Brisbane Grammar and Brisbane Boys' College. We look forward to welcoming the majority of our Year 5 teams back home this Saturday for their first GPS matches at Tennyson. Our Year 7 teams also played with many of our new students playing their first games for the College, including a hotly contested 7C vs 7D internal trial, which was played in fantastic spirit.

A big thank you to the entire Terrace Cricket community for their efforts in assisting the smooth operation of Round 1. A special mention to our 67 team coaches, team managers and the Cricket Support Group for their proactive help on game day both at Tennyson and the away venues. 

The standout performers of the round were Ryan Forrester who scored 96 not out in the 9Bs and our 6Bs who racked up a whopping 0/214 against IGS. This Saturday sees the program play Toowoomba Grammar School in Round 2 with the 1st XI playing their first home game of the year at Tennyson, and 14 teams travelling up the range. 

Volleyball Wrap

Volleyball trials 

Terrace enjoyed a great round of trial games on the weekend. 
• The 1st VI had a great game fighting hard to win 3-1 over defending premiers BBC.
• The program had 10 wins and 11 losses overall.
• The team of the week was the 2nd VI who dominated the opposition with their strong offence and serving. 

We look forward to hosting BGS in Round 1 of the GPS competition this Saturday. Please remember to check your notifications on the Terrace App for all information regarding training times and game days. 


Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Patrick Gleeson

A week into term, it is safe to say that we have had a smashing start to the year, and it is easy to see how quickly life moves at Terrace. Classes are already hard at work, assignments are looming and co-curricular activities are firing up – from Cricket to Choir, Volleyball to Debating, Gymnastics to Rowing, and everything in between. I wish the best of luck to everyone in their respective activities. I would also like to shine some light on a phrase you might have walked past just the other day - Just do it

A few years ago, Nike’s slogan received a lot of attention, and even though it is not always good advice, when it comes to Terrace life, it is possibly the best advice I have ever received. I will be the first to admit that I let my first year at Terrace slip by all too easily. I will try Football next year, I said. Debating trials are over; I will just have to leave those too. It is an easy mistake to make, but it is one of the worst mistakes I have made in my time as a Terracian. Maybe for you, it is that sport all of your friends are involved in. Maybe it is one that none of them plays. You might be wondering whether to pick up an instrument, or whether you want to start that history essay tonight. My advice, to new students especially, is just do it.  

Just do it works at Terrace because there are plenty of open doors. But it is important to see that open doors are everywhere, which is part of what Be the One is about. Every day we have opportunities – to help a friend, say hello to someone new, to train hard - and there is only one person who can take them. Be the One.

Terrace Ladies Group

The Terrace Ladies Group (TLG) is one of the many Support Groups at Gregory Terrace. The TLG provides support to the College and wider Terrace Family in many ways, including providing hospitality and catering at many College functions, ranging from welcome functions held at the start of each year, to an annual Past Mothers’ Mass.

The TLG are also responsible for the running of the canteen at Tennyson. Volunteers are warmly welcomed (no experience needed, only a desire to meet new people and have a laugh - dads and grandparents included) this provides parents and caregivers with another opportunity to connect with the College.

The Terrace Care and Concern program is also facilitated by the TLG. This program confidentially assists families or staff within the Terrace Family who may be experiencing a sudden crisis or longer-term difficulties such as an illness.

Parents are warmly invited to attend the TLG meetings - the dates can be found on the College calendar.

Welcome back to another exciting and event packed year for the TLG.  Special welcome to the Terrace Family to those parents who are new to the College. We had a lovely start to the first week back last week with a morning tea in Duhig Place for the Years 5 and 7 parents. This function is a wonderful way of settling into the new year, connecting with families you know, reconnecting with people you went to school with or meeting new friends for life. 

In the coming weeks we have our first TLG Meeting, Welcome Mass, Year 12 Induction and the much anticipated Welcome function at Gambaro restaurant. 

The first meeting for the TLG is on Monday 17 February 7.30am in the Terrace Museum, which is located on the third floor of the Treacy Centre.  Everyone is welcome. Dr Carroll will be our guest speaker. We look forward to hearing what has been happening during the holidays at Terrace and what is planned for 2020 and beyond. This is a relaxed forum that allows many families to feel that they have their finger on the pulse in knowing what is going on at the College. Never feel like you will be pressured into something if you come along, this is definitely not the case.

Please join us after the meeting for light breakfast in the Founders’ Room, located adjacent to the chapel. These meetings are informative in many ways. 

Finally, I would like to invite you to join us for the Welcome Mass, Tuesday 3 March 7.30am in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Mass time is earlier so as to minimise the stress on our students and teachers. A special thank you to our College Choir and music teachers who will be there to help make it a beautiful ceremony.  Morning tea will be served after Mass in the Founders’ Room. 

TLG date claimers

• Friday 7 February 12pm – Year 12 Induction Mass, UQ centre
• Tuesday 11 February – Scholars' Mass
• Monday 17 February 7.30am – TLG meeting, Terrace Museum
• Saturday 22 February 6pm – Whole of school 2020 Ladies' Welcome Function, Gambaro restaurant
• Saturday 29 February 7pm - Year 6 Parent/Caregiver Function, Norman Hotel
• Tuesday 3 March 7.30am – TLG Welcome Mass, Chapel of the Holy Family - everyone welcome
• Friday 6 March 12pm - Year 10 Mothers’ Lunch, Stanley Restaurant, Howard Smith Wharves Precinct
• Friday 6 March 7pm – Year 8 Parent/Caregiver Function, Newstead Brewery Milton
• Saturday 7 March 6pm – Year 7 Parent/Caregiver Function, Port Office Hotel
• Friday 13 March 7pm – Year 9 Parent/Caregiver Function, Alliance Hotel
• Monday 16 March 7.30am – TLG meeting, Founders’ room
• Friday 1 May 10am – Years 5–9 Mothers’ High Tea, Victoria Park Golf Course
• Tuesday 12 May 7.30am – Past Mothers’ Mass and morning tea, Chapel of the Holy Family
• Monday 27 April 7.30am – TLG meeting, Founders’ room
• Monday 1 June 7.30am – TLG meeting, Founders’ room 
• Saturday 6 June 7pm – GT 145 Ball, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
• Monday 17 August 7.30am – TLG meeting, Founders’ room
• Saturday 12 September 11am – Terrace Long Lunch, Tennyson sports fields
• Monday 26 October 7.30am – TLG AGM, Founders’ room


  • TLG President | Kirsten Carroll |email: 
  • Vice President | Samantha Mills
  • Care and Concern Coordinators | Chris Giust and Cathy Nash
  • Vice President (Hospitality) | Holly Hohn
  • Treasurer | Christina O’Kane
  • Secretary | Kris Siddle

The Terrace Family

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

Mr Noel BURKE, Father of Jonathon Burke, GT 1997 and grandfather to Carl Cosgrove, GT 2006, Conor Burke, GT 2018 and Ruari Burke (Year 11).

Mr Garth Robert KNUDSEN, GT 1952-55

Mr Colin Patrick DAVIES, GT 1940-41


Find all your Term 1 Terrace Family event details here...

Details: Saturday 15 February | 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: Adults | $26 (+ booking fees) | Includes finger food dinner
Students & Children | Free | Includes pizza
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 13 February
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Paul Little |

Cricket Launch | RSVP HereRSVP Here | GTOBA

Details: Friday 28 February | 12.30pm
Where: Queensland Cricketers' Club, Wooloongabba
Cost: Table of 10 - $1500 or Individual Ticket - $150 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course lunch and 4 hour premium beverage package
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below booking link by Friday 21 February
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Matthew Jackson |

Cricket Lunch | Book Here

Details: Saturday 22 February | 6.00pm 
Where: Gambaro Hotel, 33 Caxton St Brisbane
Cost: $44.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes glass of champagne on arrival and canapes.
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Friday 14 February
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Kirsten Carroll |

Girls' Night Out | Book Here

Details: Saturday 14 March | 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone St South Brisbane
Cost: Adult $95, Student $35 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course dinner, pre-dinner drink for adults & soft drink package for students. Cash bar available.
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 7 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Susie McCluskey | | 0410 432 504

Head of the River Dinner | Book Here

Details: Friday 27 March 2020 | From 12.30pm 
Where: Howard Smith Wharves
Cost: Individual ticket - $120pp | $95 for young Old Boys or Older than GT-1970 Old Boys | Table of 10 - $1200  or $950 Discounted rate for "young/old" Old Boys - Includes 3 course lunch & 4 hour premium drinks package. 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by 20 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact | 3214 5200

T-Bone Lunch | Book Here

Please save the date for this very special occasion on the College calendar. Booking details to follow shortly.
Details: Saturday 6 June | 7.00pm
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St South Bank
Cost: $200 (+ booking fees)
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anna Wright | and Libby Baynton |

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your Term 1 year level parent/caregiver function details here...

Year 6 Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Saturday 29 February| From 7.00pm 
Venue: The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Rd Wooloongabba 
Cost: $30 (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival & canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 20 February
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Hayley McBrien | | 0412 595 148

Year 6 Function | Book Here

Year 10 Mothers' Lunch

Details: Friday 6 March | 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Stanley Restaurant, Howard Smith Wharves
Cost: $70 (+ booking fees) | Includes lunch banquet & drink on arrival
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 28 February
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Julia Joseph | | 0408 737 733

Yr 10 Mothers' Lunch | Book Here

Year 8 Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Friday 6 March | From 7.00pm 
Venue: Newstead Brewery Co, 65 Castlemaine St Milton
Cost: $33 (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival, grazing boards & canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 24 February
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Sarah Dowd | | 0423 593 109

Year 8 Function | Book Here

Year 7 Parent/Caregiver Welcome Function

Details: Saturday 7 March | From 6.00pm 
Venue: Port Office Hotel, 40 Edward St Brisbane
Cost: $39 (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival& canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 29 February
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Bianca Ganim | | 0419 712 702

Year 7 Function | Book Here

Year 9 Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Friday 13 March | 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: The Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary St Spring Hill
Cost: $36 (+ booking fees) | Includes drink on arrival & canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by 3 March
For further information or event enquiries, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Year 9 Function | Book Here

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