Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

As we approach the end of Week 7, I have included an extract of the message Mr Mason Hellyer and Mrs Loren Serafin-Huey sent to all Years 11 and 12 students last week.  The message is simple but very relevant for all students and I encourage parents to share the ‘helpful hints’ with your sons in the lead-up to exams.

Final three weeks to go.  Time to stop and breathe.

We have had a very busy term; however, it is not time to down tools, but it is a time to stop and breathe.

Right! Now let’s get going again.

Weeks 7 -9 are the weeks to:

  • Be organised – arrive to school on time, rested and ready.  This means go to bed at a reasonable time, plan your day and have all the resources you require for the day.
  • Be self-directed – take responsibility for your learning. Use your class time effectively. Class time is not your social time!
  • Use your diary – write homework in it and complete it.  Homework is not a time filler; it is an important part of the learning process. It provides you with an opportunity to review class work in preparation for assessment (assignments or exams) and to  reinforce the learning for the next stage of the unit of work.
  • Review all checklists and revision booklets.
  • Each evening, get organised for the next day. In particular, put your laptop on the charger so it is ready for the following day.

This weekend, the GPS Gymnastics Championships are being held.  The team has been training throughout the year and on behalf of all of the Terrace Family, I wish our gymnasts all the best on Saturday.

This Sunday also sees our musicians travel to Villanova for the Norman Clarke Concert.  This is a wonderful event and I encourage families to attend.  I also wish to thank Mr Norm Clarke - GT 1954 for his support of this event and his outstanding support of the Terrace Music program over many years.

Finally this week, as the exam season is almost upon us, I encourage you to ensure preparation is the best it can be and that the boys stay healthy, eat well and rest well over the coming couple of weeks.

Have a great week.
God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Mr Dwayne Hoy has commenced his long service leave for the remainder of the term. He is travelling to the UK to visit family and attend some of the World Cup Cricket, of which I am very jealous. We have welcomed Mr Derek Cameron, a regular member of our relief staff, who is taking Mr Hoy’s classes for this time.

Mr Leon Cossar, a member of our Maroon Outdoor Education team is also finishing his time with us. We thank Mr Cossar for his valuable contribution to our Camp and Retreat programs and wish him well. Mr Andrew Fellows has been appointed to join the team next term.

Forward notice that Mrs Suzanne Cook, our Head of Faculty: Humanities and The Arts will be taking long service leave for the first two weeks of Term 3. We wish Mrs Cook well for this time when it comes. Mr Sean Benham, our coordinator of Geography has been appointed to act as Head of Faculty for this short time.

I mentioned last week that there have been a number of staff unwell recently. In particular, we wish Mr Dom Cacciola, Xavier House Dean, a speedy recovery as he has had pneumonia in recent weeks. We hope to see him fit and back at work soon.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

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

As a school, we are at that point in the term where students are ‘formally’ assessed in order to ascertain where they are with their learning and to also report back to students and parents. Many assignments have been due this week. Years 11 and 12 commence exams next Wednesday, and the remaining year groups commence on Friday 14 June. 

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

One of the most powerful outcomes of this reporting period is the Parent/Student/Teacher interviews early in Term 3. This is an opportunity to conference and to generate strategies to assist your son’s learning. Information regarding these interviews will be included with your son’s report. During this period of assessment, students will be under stress. I have reinforced, especially with the Senior students, that to feel nervous or anxious prior to an exam is normal. It is largely a physiological response and it should be recognised that it is okay to have some anxiety. Dealing with this reaction is vitally important. Deep breathing, task focus and breaking tasks into smaller more manageable parts are all strategies that have been explained to the boys.

Another important aspect in dealing with exam block is for each student to normalise routines as much as possible, continue to exercise, follow a healthy diet and make sure he has enough sleep, especially the night before an exam. Exams are an opportunity to demonstrate what you know and to be rewarded for the hard work that has occurred through the term. 

All the best to all students in their exams.

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Why is our physical health so much more important to us than our psychological health? It is a really interesting question raised by psychologist, Guy Winch. Winch’s discussion centres on the need to be your own best friend by taking a proactive approach to emotional hygiene. One aspect of his presentation that I believe reflects what many of our young men fall into the trap of, is that of “rumination”. Rumination is the costly habit of replaying a negative event over and over in your mind. It’s a debilitating habit that we can all feel the strong urge to do and find it very hard to break. Winch puts forward the ‘two-minute distraction method’ as an effective way break the need to ruminate. Listening to a song, playing with the dog, taking the washing off the line (wishful) are a few of the many immediate minor deviations which may assist in breaking the cycle. It is about being persistent until it becomes a natural reaction. Research shows that positive changes in emotional wellbeing can be measured within a week of employing this strategy. The need to protect your own self esteem by avoiding rumination is one of a number of interventions that assist in becoming more compassionate to ourselves. The presentation is well worth listening to here.

With the end of semester exams approaching, I would also like to reinforce the need to combat exam stress by maintaining a balanced approach in the coming weeks. Sleep, exercise and nutrition always need to be front and centre when laying a solid foundation to achieve to the best of your ability during exams. When the boys consistently start taking short cuts in one of these areas, it can potentially undermine their ability to perform cognitively. 

It is important that the boys maintain a high standard of behaviour across the many facets of school life over the next few weeks as the term draws to a close. Our students are generally very reliable with managing their behaviour, but they will make mistakes at times. One of our key roles at the school is to support parents in teaching our young men when they cross the line by behaving in a manner that is inappropriate. When this occurs, the outcomes are always enhanced when staff and parents work in partnership. As always, I encourage parents to keep communicating with classroom teachers and House Deans to enhance these outcomes.

A final reminder about the research work targeting the “online lives” of our boys being conducted by Griffith University at the moment. For your sons to be included in the survey, you will need to “accept” an invitation that is currently on the parent portal. It involves a short ten minute survey to be filled out by your son. I will email the link to students involved in the next week. The College is very interested in analysing the data from this survey to shape future formation programs for your sons, so I strongly encourage involvement in this research program. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer


A key tenet of an Edmund Rice education is the liberation of the heart and the minds of young people. We have seen this well and truly alive this week at Terrace. Vice Captain Tom Woodrow has humbly continued to raise awareness and funds in support of our Eddie’s Van through his now famous Friday morning barbecue breakfasts.  There have been 95 Year 7 and 8 students participating in a Ration Challenge to bring awareness to the worldwide refugee crisis, and Mahoney House Captain Charbel Torby has quietly sought the support of our community to assist those in need in his family’s home village in Lebanon. 

These three wonderful stories have been born out of our young men determined to make a difference in our world. These weren’t homework tasks or assessment items. There were no rewards. Just an authentic expression of advocating for another’s struggle.

Below is a message from Mahoney House Captain Charbel Torbey, whose family has committed themselves to advocate for, and support the needs of, their home village Deir el Ahmar in Lebanon.

This week I was given the opportunity to host a fundraiser for my village in Lebanon called Deir el Ahmar, a small town located three hours north of Beirut with a population from 10 000 to 20 000 people (depending on the season). My village has always been poor due to the history of the country. My family saw this issue and decided to try and help out. One day a falafel lunch was hosted in order to raise money for the people. Ten years on and we have been privileged enough to send over money and support those in need through the hosting of monthly lunches prepared by the amazing women of our community and the countless functions that have been held. 
To engage our Terrace community with this story, a pizza day was hosted across the entire school. I was amazed to see so many boys get behind this cause, being “All In” with their support. For just $10 a pizza we were was able to raise $350 which will be distributed by the local priest to any sick, elderly and disabled people who are unable to work and have no family to support them. This is an extraordinary amount and I am extremely grateful to all those who bought a pizza or donated. Although our students will most likely never meet the people they helped out, or truly understand the impact of their support, I will make sure that I allow them to understand the difference they made for someone’s life.
I will be going to Lebanon in the holidays and will be able to meet the people we have helped and I can guarantee that they will give their gratitude to the boys and ask that I thank them for their support and let them know that they will have them within their prayers for the rest of their life.

 Thank you to all who have contributed. I am so glad and thankful for each and every one of you.

The Good News of Terrace: 95 Years 7 and 8 students participating in the Ration Challenge to bring awareness to the worldwide refugee crisis.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

The young men of Waterford again showed their willingness to give back to the Terrace community when we invited them to host the Year 6 Inter-House Football competition last Friday afternoon. It was wonderful to watch the Year 10 boys interact with their Year 6 buddies in what was a fun filled afternoon with intense action on the court and plenty of excitement off it. Terrace has a great tradition of connecting the older students as mentors to the younger boys in their House. Friday’s activities were the start of this relationship as we prepare the Year 10s for this important role as they move toward the Senior school. The Year 6 boys certainly appreciated the connection and commitment on display last Friday. 

The assignment period has now come to an end with the last of the assignments for the term due this week. The focus now shifts quickly to the upcoming exam block which commences on Friday 14 June. The exam timetable was handed out to the boys on Monday. It would be wise for the boys to now be working through the ‘Checklist’ booklet and other revision material provided to them as they focus on preparation for the upcoming exam block. At home, the boys should be blocking out a period of time each night to not only complete homework but invest time into their revision. 

On court action from the Year 6 Inter-House Football

Barrett and Buckley boys 

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Debating - The start of QDU Years 5, 6 and 7

Thank you to the staff and students who two weeks ago began their Years 5, 6 or 7 QDU journey with an all-day workshop to prepare for their season. This workshop is part of the initiative in place to ensure all debaters have the best training before competition and to grow our talent for future years.  Well done Debaters! 

QDU Finals 

We are almost at the conclusion of the QDU Debating Rounds and we are pleased to announce that at this stage, ten teams are through to finals. We will have the final wrap after this week. 

Representation – Well done! 

I am very proud to report on the success of the following boys and their representation:


At the State Honours Ensemble Program held at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music last weekend, 28 students represented Terrace.

Public Speaking 

William Ames (Year 8) has made it through to the State Final for Rostrum - Voice of Youth. 


Alex Sullivan (Year 12) has recently returned from the National Debating Competition where he was a member of the Queensland Team, placing 5th overall. 

Performing Arts 

Lachlan McDonald (Year 10) was recently the runner up in the Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge and has won a scholarship to attend further training in the acclaimed ‘Brent St Studios’ in Sydney. Lachlan is also a member of the Australian International Dance Team and will represent Australia at the Commonwealth Dance Championships in South Africa in July. 


Each year the St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace Red Thunder Drumline is joined by the Rock Band to perform the Rugby Halftime entertainment. Last year saw 'We Will Rock You' and 'We are the Champions' from the musical We Will Rock You by Queen performed by the leads and rhythm section of the musical, joined by the Drumline to an audience of 5000.

Thank you to Robert Matthews at for supplying part of the footage.

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 Black Concert Band for the musical support on assembly Tuesday and the Pep Band for their performance at half time of the GPS Football match at Tennyson last Saturday.  Our thanks to this group for their support during this term.

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:

  • 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.


On Wednesday 5 June 3-6.30pm in the Music Centre, Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel ran a rehearsal/workshop with our premier String ensemble, the Waterford Soloists. This international soloist made quite an impact during the three hour workshop with our string students.

Norman Clarke Concert

A reminder that the Norman Clarke concert is on this Sunday in the Hanrahan Theatre at Villanova College. Year 5 classroom Music students need to arrive at 2.10pm. This concert commences at 3pm. It is a free public concert which showcases the College’s premier ensembles, with the Year 5 classroom Music Band and Strings joining us this year for the first time as featured performers.

Practice Hall

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

  • 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 to 3 July - USA Music tour.
  • Thursday 11 July - Red Thunder Drumline Workshop.
  • Friday 12 July - First Percussion Ensemble Workshop.

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

Last weekend, we hosted Brisbane Grammar School across 40 games. The day was even with 17 wins, 17 losses and six draws across the program. We have seen some great individual development over a short period with many of our boys in the Football program, and this was reinforced again over the weekend with some impressive displays. This coming weekend is going to see us face a huge challenge against TSS who are doing very well across their program.

A huge thanks needs to go out to our Football Support Group who have been stretched with match day duties to ensure the day runs smoothly. We are also very thankful to all those who have volunteered each home round and we cannot stress enough, the importance of the volunteers each year to make this program run. 

Our next home round will be in Round 8, which will see us return to Tennyson for a break up game where squads will be mixed, and games played “Mates vs Mates” across the morning. More information about this will be released early next week.

Mr Mitchell Edwards
Director of Football

1st XI

After back to back losses, a good performance against Grammar was needed. Short on numbers due to injury, we reshuffled the line-up, changed the way we played, and put in a very good performance; the level of application was excellent. Oscar Wilkins (Year 12) had his first start for the season and put in a great defensive performance. Marcus DeRuos (Year 10) and William Dent (Year 9) put on a show up and down the wings. Congratulations also to Solomon Weldemariam (Year 11) who scored for the fifth game in succession.

I would like to mention Rhys Gray (Year 10) who broke his arm the previous week against Churchie. His courage in trying circumstances is to be admired and that he made the effort to get to our early morning training to be with his team mates is exemplary. 

The premiership is beyond us now. We have come out of games with plenty of praise from opposition coaches, which is something to be proud of, but we are yet to learn how to win when we are in the position to do so. That is something that comes with experience and with only a handful of Year 12s in the squad, the younger players are learning and showing more each week. With a good mindset and the right level of application we can get a good outcome away at TSS this Saturday.

Mr John Kosmina
1st XI Coach

Rugby Wrap

Whole of school Rugby reminders

Please note that the Term 3 Rugby sign on is now closed. 
If you are still wanting to play, please contact Mr Mandrusiak in the Sport Office.

1st XV Rugby program

Last Saturday, our 1st XV played ACGS 1st XV in the curtain-raiser to the Reds game. With limited attacking opportunities, the boys defended well to secure a well earned 20-12 win. In other games, it was pleasing to see many solid performances by our A/B squads against ACGS last weekend. I am confident the good work around our core skill development, terminology and patterns of play across all age groups over the last seven weeks will lay a solid foundation for the boys to build from, heading into the GPS competition.

Clothing and equipment

  • Terrace jerseys, shorts and socks will need to be purchased before the end of term as we play Nudgee in a trial on the Saturday before returning to school. 
  • Mouth-guard (a fitted mouth-guard from a dentist is strongly recommended).

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 you are interested.

Date claimers

  • 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 Round 1 v TGS followed by the Rugby Season Launch

Follow us on twitter @TerraceRugby, which is your first point of call for all news and information relating to Terrace Rugby

Tennis Wrap

Round 5 of GPS Tennis saw Terrace come up against Spring Hill rivals Brisbane Grammar School (BGS) in a highly anticipated contest. In recent times, the BGS tennis program has been one of the strongest in the competition and Terrace were given stern challenge across all grades on Saturday. BGS managed to take the majority of wins for the round and credit must go to them for the disciplined manner in which they played their tennis, making Terrace fight hard for every game. In most cases, they were too good on the day. However, sport is about more than the wins and the losses and despite the end results, Terrace played a positive brand of tennis and maintained an excellent level of competitive spirit throughout the day. 

Despite the results not falling Terrace’s way on the weekend, the program remains in a strong position heading into the back half of the season due to the high standard of sportsmanship, mateship and fight shown by the majority of players each time they represent the College. 

We thank BGS for their excellent hospitality at their home courts on Saturday and the program looks forward to the next time the two schools meet in season 2020. This weekend, Terrace take on another strong tennis college in The Southport School (TSS). With some teams playing away down the coast, it is important for each player to demonstrate his commitment to the program and his team by attending these matches and allowing plenty of time for travel. Playing at Southport is a great experience for any student and we look forward to all matches this weekend, both at home and away. The 1st IV match will be a tightly contested fixture, with both teams fighting for a podium finish.

1st IV 

In a promising start, Bryce Robinson and Sean Pacey both won their singles matches comfortably.  

Bryce played a particularly strong game, dictating play with his heavy groundstrokes and being miserly with his unforced errors while playing aggressively for a 6-3, 6-3 win. Sean played a different match using a lot of variation of speed, spin, height and direction outfoxing his opponent for a 6-2, 6-0 victory. 

While our number one and two boys were in control of their matches, Dominic Anderson and Charlie Van Balen were in battles for their singles rubbers. Dom was completely overpowered by a stronger opponent losing 6-3, 6-3 while Charlie fought back from 5-2 down in the first set to 5-5 before his opponent stepped up the pace, going on to defeat Charlie 7-5, 6-0.

There were some difficult lessons learned over the day. The biggest lesson was that under pressure, we need to embrace the moment and enjoy the battle. The second lesson learned is that doubles requires far more energy and intensity especially in pressure situations. I am sure our boys can turn their doubles performances around leading into the TSS round this weekend.

Mr Graeme Brimblecombe
Head Coach Tennis

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Woodrow

Over the past seven days, life at Terrace has thrived. While the Terrace Cross Country team has slowed down, the pace at which exam and assignment deadlines creep up on students has increased, leading to sleepless nights for disorganised people like me. Yet, despite these busy weeks proving extremely tough for students, staff and parents alike, it is essential that we persevere over the next month so that we can truly bask in the rewards which the holidays will surely bring.

Last Wednesday, one of the biggest sporting events of the calendar took place in Ipswich at Limestone Park when the nine GPS schools came together for GPS Cross Country. As I am sure you have already heard, Terrace placed eighth overall. If I am being honest, this result was disappointing considering Terrace has had a long history of success at Limestone Park. Since 2000, Terrace has won the GPS Cross Country eight times and placed consistently in the top three for the other years. However, over the past few years a slump has occurred meaning our results are not as strong as they once were. Yet, this doesn’t mean the ‘long red line’ has finished. In fact, this is certainly not the case considering the true meaning of the ‘long red line’ is not about the results; rather, it is about each Terrace runner pushing himself and his mates to limits which they previously did not believe were there. And I can say that this year, just like last year and the year before that, the Terrace men followed this tradition and therefore continued the ‘long red line’. 

This year, I was privileged enough to take part in the Terrace Cross Country program and become a member of something which was more than a team but a brotherhood of men, from Year 5 to Year 12, who were willing to push themselves to their breaking points. Although we did not achieve a result which will be remembered for years to come, I can proudly and honestly say that every Terrace runner gave it his all. Every Terrace runner accepted Mr Hinch’s challenge to show guts and strength in his final lap of Limestone Park. Every Terrace runner went All In. This is something of which Terrace should be extremely proud. 

For the past few months, waking up early in the morning to run has been a huge part of my life and now that this strange pastime has concluded, I am left feeling nostalgic for the times running alongside Terrace greats such as Robby Podesta, Pat Monckton and Matt Lau. It is a bittersweet sensation which I did not fully comprehend. That was until this morning, when I had the opportunity to talk to one of the Eddie’s Van locals. His name is Lenny and he has been living it rough on the streets for quite some time. Yet, although there are many differences between the 17-year-old me and the 72-year-old Lenny, we formed a friendship through a conversation on the famous Latin phrase Carpe Diem. Through sharing his own personal story, Lenny highlighted to me the importance of living each day to the full and truly seizing the day while we can. This is because in just a small amount of time, the things which you enjoy the most may finish before you are ready to part ways with them.

As a Senior who has less than one hundred days of Terrace schooling remaining, the concept of Carpe Diem is extremely relevant to me. It seems incredible that my journey at Terrace which started as a nervous young boy in Year 5 will soon come to an end. Therefore, it is important for me, other Seniors and Terrace’s younger students to truly ‘seize the day’ and make the most of Terrace while they can. I know that the day I leave Terrace will be extremely sad. However, if I leave knowing I lived each day to the full, I can look back on my time at Terrace with pride instead of regret. This is something with which I challenge each Terracian. From this day on, follow the advice of Lenny and seize the day while you have the opportunity. I wish you luck with the final weeks of the term and hope you give it all you have got to go All In with life at Terrace, leaving nothing behind. I have included a poem that captures the essence of Carpe Diem.

God Bless, 
Tom Woodrow.

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

Robert Herrick

Terrace Ladies Group

TLG meeting

All are invited and welcome to attend the next TLG meeting, which will be held on Monday 10 June 2019 at 7.30am in the Founders’ Room. Our guest speakers are Ms Jai-Leigh Beard, Mr Paul Antenucci and Ms Natalie Twine who make up our College counselling team.

Personal counselling is available to all members of the College community. Some common reasons for referral include heavy sadness, tiredness, lack of energy, excessive worries or irritability. These struggles may have impacted on student development, close relationships, activities, education or work. Students can make a time to speak to a counsellor, in person, by emailing the Counselling Department, or via the online counselling referral form found on the College website.

At Monday's meeting, we will be going over the events of the term and Dr Carroll will give an update. We will also discuss financial matters, initiatives coming up and any other updates of note. We will have coffee and tea and delicious breakfast items. Please come along - all are welcome. 

It is a great opportunity to find out what is going on as well as bring up topics you would like to discuss. We aim to have the formalities over by 8.30am so we can enjoy some time together and not hold any one up who needs to get on with their day.

Parent Directory

Being a slower news week for TLG matters, it’s a good time to remind everyone to ensure that they have their details available on the Parent Directory. Please go to your Parent Directory listing on the Parent Lounge and select the details you wish to share.  Instructions for this are linked below.  Be sure to save your changes. There are still many blank spaces in the Directory so if you notice friends without their details on the electronic version, please send them a reminder. The Parent Directory is a fundamental component of the College’s inclusive community, so it is vital we have the information at hand.  Thank you to those families who have managed to do this already.

Reaching out to more past mothers

While we make every effort to get word out to our past mothers directly by email or newsletters (e.g. Terrace News, Parish newsletters), we still have ladies missing out on being personally invited to events. With the move to email correspondence, holes in our data base are inevitable, especially for our older past mothers. Please forward any details for ladies you know who would like to be notified about these events, but are currently missing out, to our secretary Mrs Rachel McGahon at We also very much rely on current family members to get word to their relatives. Thank you to those who did this for our Past Mothers' Mass this year.

Tennyson Canteen 

The volunteer turnout over the past couple of game days has been absolutely wonderful. Thank you everybody for pitching in. This makes a huge difference to the way the day is run and the hospitality offered to our families and guests.

While this week is an away game week for our Football teams, we will be back at Tennyson for the bye round 15 June with the games already on the app. Games are at 9am, 10.10am and 11.20am.

TLG correspondence

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, please email our Secretary, Mrs Rachel McGahon, on Please also ensure that you save this email address into your contacts as it may find its way to junk mail. 

TLG date claimers

  • Monday 10 June – TLG Meeting, 7.30am Founders' Room
  • Saturday 15 June – Tennyson Canteen from 8.30am see above link

Contact | TLG President | Kirsten Carroll |

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 MULHOLLAND - GT 1959-68

Mr Gregory Brian SMITH - GT 1963-64

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


Get in quick - tickets will sell out!

Details: Friday 2 August | 11.30am 
Where: Howard Smith Wharves 
Cost: $1800 for a Table of 10 | Includes 2 course lunch and drinks package

St Joseph's Lunch | 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
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 event details and booking information early Term 3. 

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. 
Orders close Friday 14 June so don't delay!

2019 Senior Jersey | Order HereSizing Chart | View 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

GTOBA Annual Dinner | Book Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming year level functions here....

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

UQPaeds warmly welcomes you to our annual Concussion Awareness Gala!

Rugby great David Croft (former Wallaby) will be sharing his experiences around concussion and providing valuable advice to young players in the game. Dr Fatima Nasrallah, neuroscientist and senior research fellow at QBI, will be sharing her perspective on the emerging research surrounding concussion.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2019 | 6.30-9.30 PM
WESTS RUGBY CLUB - Figs on Sylvan: 1/65 Sylvan Road, Toowong

Nibbles will be provided and drinks available for purchase.

There is a large amount of unnamed clothing in lost property.

Please come to Student Services to check for lost items as any unnamed items will be recycled at the end of the term.

A reminder to parents to please notify the school if your son is going to be late to school or needs to leave the school before 3.10pm.

Please contact:

Absentee line: 3214 5244
Student Services: 3214 5269

Information relating to School Absences/Departures can be found in your son's diary on page 121.