Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Tomorrow our swimmers will compete in the GPS Swimming Championships at Chandler.  The squad has been working very hard and I am sure that this hard work will pay dividends tomorrow. On behalf of the Terrace Family I wish all of our Terrace swimmers all the best.

Last week I wrote about the EREA Charter and the Touchstones.  This week I will present the key areas of focus for Terrace in 2019.  These areas fall under five pillars of our Strategic Plan, GT 2020.  The areas of focus outlined below will assist in developing a coordinated approach across the College during 2019.  

Finally this week, I wish to acknowledge the passing of two men who were special to the Terrace Family. Firstly, Dr John Herron, father of Old Boy John, GT 1993 and an original member of the Terrace Foundation Board. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Herron family.  Last week we also lost Old Boy and media personality Billy J Smith, GT 1963, father of Joel, GT 1989 and grandfather of Jack Hunter Smith in Year 7 Magee.  Please keep the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers.

Have a great week.
God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Acting Deputy Principal | Mr Damien Fall

I am delighted to report that our Dean of Communication, Ms. Zoe Morgan and her husband Tim have welcomed their beautiful daughter, Frankie Ivy into the world. Frankie arrived late Wednesday evening and we are told everyone is doing well. The thoughts and best wishes of our community are with Zoe and her family at this exciting time.

As we near the end of Week 6, I am conscious of the growing pressure on both students and staff.  With assignment season in full swing and exams rapidly approaching, students will be feeling the pressure of increased workloads and a desire to perform well academically.  Likewise, staff at this time of term are concerned about getting through teaching programs, providing tutoring, checking drafts, marking assignments and preparing exams.  It is important to acknowledge the efforts of staff as they do all they can to get the best out of our students.  It is also important that we are all gentle with each other over the coming weeks. I wish all staff, students and their families the very best as we work in partnership over the remainder of the term.

The Catholic Church has understandably attracted significant negative attention in recent times and, as a Catholic working in a Catholic school, I am deeply saddened by the abuse of children that has occurred. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of abuse. More than ever, it is incumbent on schools to ensure we provide an environment that is safe and secure for the children in our care. At Terrace, the safety of students entrusted to our care is of the highest importance. We are obliged to meet our responsibility with respect to student protection and we commit considerable resources to ensuring we are compliant with legislation and EREA policy expectations. In recent weeks, we have employed Ms Katie White as our Compliance Manager; one of her roles is to ensure best practice in this critical area. Each year, we employ hundreds of teaching and non-teaching staff as well as coaches who are not teachers at the College, and our procedures around Blue Cards and child protection training are aimed to ensure our young men are taught, coached and mentored by the right people and in a manner that fits our ethos and values. There is nothing more important than the care and protection of Terrace students, both in and out of the classroom.

A respectful reminder about the issues that arise in the staff carpark when parents use this area to park, drive through or drop students off.  These practices have continued in the past week, causing considerable inconvenience. The College again asks that non-staff members avoid entering this carpark for any reason.  Your understanding and assistance with this is greatly appreciated.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

At Week 6, the reality of the term starts to kick in. Assignments are approaching their due dates and exams are on the horizon (three weeks away). The workload has been steadily increasing and now the need to revise is a reality. 

Week 6 advice for students 

• Those students who are organised and have planned their studies will now start to reap the reward of their earlier work – keep going, be persistent and stick to your plan.
• To those who have not planned or who have not started their revision – don’t panic! There is still time if you get to it now. The worst thing you can do is ignore your study and hope it will go away. Plan the rest of the term, start your revision with some extra work after homework is done, get help from a mate, your tutor, your teacher or your parents. There are lots of people here to help you, just ask.
• Attend staff tutoring sessions. These sessions are offered by our generous teaching staff. They are a great way to get assistance with that problem solving question you can’t answer or that concept you don’t understand. Tutoring times can be found on the College App.
• Be an active learner. Seek out assistance for the problems, questions or concepts that you don’t understand. 

Future Problem Solving

Our Future Problem Solving (FPS) students were presented on Assembly on Tuesday. FPS is an international educational program for students of all ages, focusing on the development of critical, creative and futuristic thinking skills. The program challenges students to apply their minds to some of the significant issues facing the world of today and the future, equipping them with the vision, skills and tools to design and promote positive futures for the society in which they live. FPS is an important aspect of the College Challenge program and involves 82 students from Years 6-12 in academic competition each week. We wish FPS Captains Charles Coulson and Guy Stephen, and all FPS participants all the best for their competitions in 2019.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Students today face challenges that did not exist when we were at school, in terms of what is available to them online and within an instant. It is a powerful force. A number of parents would have attended the ‘Game Quitters’ parent seminar this week facilitated by Mr Cam Adair at Brisbane Grammar School. Cam also addressed our Years 7, 9 and 11 cohorts on Tuesday about a range of topics related to gaming, internet addiction and social media. 

When we met Cam last year, we felt confident that he would be a key person to try to get these very important messages across to our students about the online world and the pitfalls that adolescents can fall into. Whilst many interesting concepts were presented on the evening, key messages put forward by Cam included:

  • Prevention is better than cure. Don’t take it for granted that your son manages his gaming at this point in time. Keep employing proactive measures to keep gaming in check. 
  • Be conscious of managing your own tech addictions and possible double standards you are modelling to your children. 
  • Stay firm on “game free days” and be aware of binge cycles on weekends and holidays.
  • Understand what “loot boxes” are within games and the link they have to gambling and increasing the dopamine reward in players. 
  • Keep searching for new pro-social activities for your children. 
  • Rebuild the family unit and keep investing in ‘sacred family time’ such as dinners and family activities. 

Tomorrow night sees the first of our championship events for the year with the GPS Swimming at Chandler. It is timely that we remind our community that the dress code for supporting all co-curricular events is academic dress with the white shirt. Our Years 10 and 12 students will be supporting the swimmers on this occasion. Next Saturday, 16 March, we have the Head of the River at Wyaralong Dam. Students have been asked to sign up at Student Services if they are attending this event. 

Years 7, 8 and 9 Program Leader | Mr Damien Coman

Week 6 is always a week of term where students feel the pinch of their work load, working on their assignments/orals whilst still completing homework and also chipping away at subject revision for exams towards the end of the term. This is in conjunction with family commitments and the College’s vast co-curricular program. Planning ahead is a skill that we really focus on in the middle years; planning the next day, the next weekend’s movements, the next week and right through to the end of the term. A common path can be boys completing homework and then making a big push on the assessment piece that is due next. The issue can then be that when assessment is all in by Week 8, if they have not been completing some revision throughout the term, they are then facing trying to cover eight or nine weeks' work in one or two weeks, a near impossible task.
The aim is to work as consistently as possible and changing focus slightly throughout different sections of the term but to have all three parts (homework/assignments/revision) moving weekly. The revision is often the one left out throughout the term as it is the one that requires the most independence. Evidence of this revision should go in the student’s Checklist Booklet. If a student in these year levels cannot show visual evidence of their learning, it should ring alarm bells. For Year 7s this is of course a new process that will take some adjustment and learning through living out a full term/semester.
Terrace parents were invited to listen to leading gaming and technology addiction expert Mr Cam Adair from the USA on Monday night at Brisbane Grammar School. Last year, we invited Grammar parents and hosted Cam at Terrace. This is a partnership that both schools are keen to maintain with issues that arise from students and technology. Cam also came to Terrace to speak with the Years 7 and 9 cohorts, and we will look to have him back in 2020 to speak to next year’s Years 7 and 9 cohorts again. When we asked the students some questions that we asked last year, we saw some definite changes. Last year, the Year 9s clearly said that many students were gaming when parents thought they were studying. This year that did not seem to be the case. There was also a clear message that the vast majority of Terrace parents have clear boundaries at home around usage of technology and specifically that games were not played during the week. This is a very good idea and certainly one shared by Cam.
Looking ahead to Week 10, Years 8 and 9 will hear from Mr Luke McKenna at UPP - Unleashing Personal Potential, presenting to students about goal setting and being their best in life and specifically their studies. Year 9 will also hear from Batyr, a group that advocates mental health as an important part of a student’s overall wellbeing.
This weekend and next are very important ones for students to be at their best for assessment/exams. Planning time for everything is an important element of this.

Campus Ministry Program Leader | Mr Andrew Stormonth

“Balance for better”

As a community wholeheartedly committed to enabling the best outcomes for our young men, we need to ensure we continually provide opportunities for our young men to build a healthy perspective on many social issues, including advocating for respectful and right relationships between men and women. This Friday, our Terrace Family will be invited to pin a purple ribbon on their clothing in support of the United Nations International Women’s Day. 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. 

The world has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that equality has been reached. However, the unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is still worse than for men.  

As Australians, we acknowledge and celebrate the courage and conviction that Mary MacKillop, St Mary of the Cross, had in advocating for those being ignored and silenced in society during the late 1800s. The reality of the time and context meant that she often had to push back against the leaders of the Catholic Church - all men - to ensure that recognition, support and sustainability of her and the Sisters of St Joseph’s work could continue.  Her courage, compassion, capacity and skills were a challenge to the patriarchy and resulted in her excommunication from the Church during 1871. The Church later undermined her by having her removed as Mother General of the Order. Despite these challenges, she continued her work and encouraged her sisters to be the best they could be in causing change. 

Mary MacKillop was a woman with a dream to make a difference in our world. Her dream encompassed opening simple schools where there was no class distinction, offering refuge to the most neglected, and bringing practical help to families. Mary felt very strongly about the widespread ignorance of the whole, of the spiritual dimension of life, and dedicated her life to bringing the message of God’s love to all whom she encountered. Her spirit and values continue to inspire the Terrace Family today to make a difference and to walk together with our fellow people in these times. 

May we learn to use our voice and action to walk with others and not in front of them.
May we know not to decide for others, but rather listen and support our fellow people in the journey for liberation.
The Good News of Terrace: The Sacred Season of Lent has commenced – a time to reflect, to simplify and give of ourselves

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


The Brisbane Secondary Inter-school Chess competition was held on 28 February 2019 at Nudgee College with Terrace fielding three teams in two divisions.

Each team performed well with each one managing a top ten finish and each player registering at least two wins.  Gregory Terrace Team 1, which consisted of Yang Zhang (Year 12), Jack Giufre (Year 9), Alex Ong (Year 10) and Josh Alfredson (Year 8), managed to come fifth in a very strong field.  Alex Ong had a great day as he beat three opponents who were rated more than 300 points higher than him.

Congratulations to the boys who took home awards: Justin Jeyarajah (Year 10) came second in the B division winning six out of seven games.  Yang Zhang and his brother Ben Zhang (Year 7) won merit awards for their solid performances.

Overall, the day was a success and the boys are looking good ahead of the GPS season.


QDU Debating 

Years 9 and 11 Round 1 

  • Year 11 – both 11.1 and 11.2 won 
  • Year 9 – 9.1, 9.4 and 9.5 won


Round 4 v BBC  

Winning 12 of 15 Debates.  Senior A winning with a unanimous decision.


  • Senior A, 12B, 11.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 9.1, 9.2, 8.3, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 all winners

State Team – Top 12. Well done to Scott Moran and Alex Sullivan who have made the top 12 of the Queensland State Debating Team.

Support Group Meetings 

Debating Support Group 

Terrace Performing Arts 

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. 

Acting Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Congratulations to the Percussion Ensemble Two Drumline, who performed at Assembly on Tuesday, under the direction of Mr Zac Brankovich.

On Tuesday, the Classroom Music students, Terrace Jazz Orchestra and Black Big Band members went on an excursion to QPAC to watch a workshop run by Wynton Marsalis and members of the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra. This was an inspirational opportunity which I am sure will have a lasting impact on our musicians.

Music Practice Hall

Music Practice Hall is held on Mondays from 3.15-5pm. We encourage you to support this unique opportunity on a regular basis, whereby your sons can take advantage of practice and guided supervision with tutors from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and other tertiary institutions.

Honour Pockets

Students in Years 11 and 12 who participate in our Premier Ensembles are eligible to receive Honour Pockets. The conditions for receiving an Honour Pocket are set out on  page 151 of the student diary. Our first events for Honour Pocket qualification will be happening in Term 2; the ANZAC Day Parade on 25 April and the Norman Clarke Concert on 21 May.

Talkin' Jazz

For students who are looking for avenues to learn about jazz, I would like to point you towards the Talkin’ Jazz programme for high school students. They will be running a beginner’s workshop from Monday 08 to Friday 12 April. For more information please visit  or email

Home practice

Private home practice is essential to success in any musical or artistic endeavour. Practice is difficult, it is a solitary activity and you have to spend time trying to figure out things that you can't do! However, if you practice until you can't get it wrong you will be rewarded with a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, knowing you have overcome the challenges. The most difficult part of practice is getting started.   

Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

  • Find a time and place each day where you are able to do your practise without being disturbed, or disturbing others. 
  • Invest in a music stand and a comfortable chair so that you practise with good posture. 
  • Practise regularly. Shorter, frequent practise sessions are more valuable than one or two longer sessions each week. 
  • Use a metronome and listen to recordings to help develop a sense of time and understanding of how music should sound. 
  • Divide your practise session into: 
    • warm up 
    • scales and technical work  
    • etudes and solo pieces 
    • band music 
    • fun music – play along with your favourite songs 
    • listen – music is a language, listen to great performers so you know how your instrument is meant to sound. 

Following is a recommended guideline to help you plan your practise sessions. 
While it may not be possible every week, it is good to keep a goal in mind. 

  • Beginners: 10 -15 minutes, 5-6 days/week 
  • Intermediate: 20 - 30 minutes, 5- 6 days/week 
  • Advanced: 30 - 60 minutes, 5-6 days/week 

 Remember: Rehearsals, performances and lessons do not count as private practice!!

Performance uniform

For those students who perform with our beginner and intermediate level ensembles, it is a requirement that you wear grey trousers for performances. This provides a more formal and unified look as opposed to a mix of trousers and shorts. The first big concert event for these groups will be the Winter Concert in Term 2. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Years 5 and 6 Band and Strings classes do not need to purchase trousers. 


A reminder that the Terrace App is being used to store and disseminate information such as the Music and Speech and Drama Handbook, 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 sent out as a Tour emailed via the Parent Lounge and this will be used to ascertain as to 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 the 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 terms 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.

To discontinue lessons, please email at least two full weeks prior to the end of term (Thursday 21 March). Notification after this time will incur a full term’s fee for the following term.

Holiday Workshops

•  Monday 15 April 9-12pm at Tennyson - ANZAC Day Marching Band (Consisting of BCB, RCB and Red Thunder Drumline)
•  Monday 15 April 12.30-2.30pm at Tennyson - Red Thunder Drumline
• Tuesday 16 April 9-12pm at Tennyson - ANZAC Day Marching Band, (As per above + SWE) 
•  Tuesday 16 April 12.30-2.30pm at Tennyson - Pep Band (TJO, BBB, Tuba Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble Two Drumline)

Acting Director of Sport | Mr Tyron Mandrusiak

A busy week ahead for our Swimming squad as they put the final touches on what has been a solid lead-in to this Friday's GPS Swimming Championships. The boys have been training hard under the guidance of the Rackley Coaches and head into tomorrow’s Championships well prepared. I wish all the boys competing the very best.

I spent last Saturday at the Rowing and was impressed by the dedication of the boys, coaches and parents in the Rowing Program. It is a relentless sport and requires a huge amount of support. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parent body for their efforts and work behind the scenes to ensure the boys are ready to race on Saturday. I am confident that all crews who are heading into next weekend’s Head of the River are well prepared.

Term 2 Sport Sign On

Although we have just hit the halfway mark for our Volleyball and Cricket programs, preparation for our Term 2 in-season and preseason sports is well underway. Sign-on for the below sports will commence next Monday 11 March and will close at 5pm on Friday 15 March. Please be sure to take time to sign on as the playing numbers assist with the organisation of coaches, referees, buses, field usage and ultimately how many teams we nominate in the GPS competition.  

Term 2 In Season

• Football
• Cross Country
• Tennis

Term 2 Preseason 

• Rugby Development program
• Basketball Club program

Outstanding Achievements

Congratulations to Lachlan Steains (Year 12) who has been identified in Water Polo Australia’s National Talent Squad. Lachlan’s impressive form at the recent Under 18 Club Nationals caught the eye of the Australian coaches. Lachlan will be involved in a week of intensive training from April 10. From this, a final team will be selected to tour Europe at the end of the year. All the very best Lachlan.

Last Saturday saw our 1st XI Cricket team post a massive score of 350 for the loss of only one wicket. Congratulation to Nicholas McGill (Year 12) who finished with 176 not out, off 167 balls. Nick also contributed taking three wickets and two catches. Edward Backstrom (Year 12) scored 61 not out from 36 balls and Tobias Snell (Year 11) scored 83 runs. Overall, it was a record-breaking performance. 

Finally, congratulations to our 1st VI Volleyball team for their impressive win over a strong Churchie team. The win will add great confidence heading into this weekend’s game against Nudgee College.

The Weekly Wrap

Cricket Wrap

In one of the biggest weekends of the season thus far, Round 5 of GPS Cricket saw Terrace take on Anglican Church Grammar School (ACGS) as well as a host of supplementary school matches. Tennyson was at capacity as all cricketers embraced the opportunity to play another round of high-quality Cricket.

Terrace had another successful day on the field in terms of results, winning 22 of the 30 matches against the traditionally strong cricketing college ACGS. The day had it all with an exciting tie in the 8D match between the two schools with scores level on 133. The 1st XI had an impressive 221 run, double bonus point victory, capped off by a stunning 176 not out to opening batsman Nicholas McGill. Nick’s score is the highest score by a Terrace Cricketer in 1st XI Cricket in its 101 years of competition. 

Success on the field in this Round of Cricket is a great reward for all cricketers in the program who have maintained their standards at training and in games in recent weeks. Furthermore, there were some outstanding individual performances across all grades, and not surprisingly, those boys who excelled have been consistent all year in setting these standards for their team mates to follow. Well done to the entire program including players, coaching staff and the parent group for a great weekend on and off the field for Terrace Cricket.

Please see attached Round 5 Results

Volleyball Wrap

Round 4 was a much anticipated match up against Churchie, a very strong program within GPS Volleyball. Every team played well-fought matches, although many went down fighting. The 7As won their match 2-0, and Max Mackley was awarded MVP for his excellent setting and smart game play in crucial times of the match. The 8As won the first set, however found themselves in a deciding third set where they narrowly lost the game 15-12. Ethan Sun was awarded MVP for strong serving and accurate passing off a tough Churchie serve and attack. The 9As struggled to find momentum, and despite a late surge in the second set, with help from tough serving and communication from Luca Gassman, they had their first loss of the season 2-0.

A crowd started to form for the 10A match for a highly anticipated rematch following last year's contest. The 10As were forced into a third set, and just missed the win, despite aggressive attacking and point scoring from Dominic Hayes. Thomas Brannigan delivered great setting options to his 11As, who were fairly even with the opposition until the final moments of the game, losing 2-0. The 2nds went down 2-0 in a very tough match, with Flynn McHugh named MVP for his commitment to the team and strong blocking. 

Finally, the rematch everyone had been waiting for was here. The Terrace 1sts were looking for redemption for their heartbreaking loss last year. After dropping the first set, the 1sts rose up to the challenge and continued to take the match 3-1. Tom Sheehan dominated the game with his aggressive serving, and presence on the net. This win against the Churchie 1sts ended their 24 game winning streak and instilled confidence and pride in our Terrace 1sts and the entire program, demonstrating the reward for hard work.

Click here for the Round 4 Results

Captains’ Corner | College Captain, Oliver Seawright

Another great week at Terrace was followed by an even better weekend. In preparation for their huge showdown against Churchie, our Volleyballers took to a packed Campbell Centre at lunchtime on Thursday to face off against the Terrace staff. Without discrediting the performances of the teachers from the Human Movement faculty, they were joined by Mr Cam Young and Ms Katie Sullivan (Terrace Volleyball coaches and Queensland Pirates representatives), who perhaps made the contest ‘more even’. Alas, the Terrace 1st VI took a win in an unbelievable atmosphere of loud music and cheers, leaving the huge crowd in awe of their skills. 

On another note, Friday’s lunchtime saw volunteers from every House and year level take part in a ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ (March 3) initiative to clean up Victoria Park. It was incredible to see the way in which the Terrace boys embraced the challenge and inspiring to see the work of the Terrace Sustainability program, which is becoming increasingly influential around the school. 

Also on Friday was the Year 5 Inter-House Futsal afternoon. I am sure I don’t need to describe to the parents reading this, the infectious energy and unparalleled enthusiasm of 100 Year 5 students playing Futsal. Perhaps more exciting than the competitive House vs House spirit, was the teamwork within each House and the relationships that have begun to form in the Year 5 cohort after only five weeks of Term 1. 

The weekend of sport encapsulated what it means to be a Terracian. I don’t say that because we won Debating, Volleyball and Cricket (as nice as that was). I say that because of the spirit and mentality that our players and supporters brought to each of their respective competitions. Our Senior A debaters, after losing their Week 1 clash, have won four successive GPS debates, putting them back in premiership contention after a tough start. Our cricketers, after two heartbreaking defeats have come back stronger than ever, defeating Churchie in a record-breaking performance (with a quick shoutout and congratulations to Nicholas McGill on scoring 176 not out). Heroically, our 1st VI volleyballers defeated Churchie on Saturday in four sets, ending their 24-game winning streak and damaging Churchie’s chances at a fourth consecutive premiership. I think it is fair to say that despite their tremendous athleticism, the crowd of Terrace men got the players over the line, showing undying support even when defeat looked likely. Similarly impressive, was the fighting performance of the 10As and the crowd of Year 10 students who supported them. 

As our swimmers look toward the spectacle that is Friday’s GPS Swimming Championships, may they take the formidable attitude of our cricketers, volleyballers and debaters, as well as a reliance on the hard work that they have put in over the past months and years. For the men of Terrace, the term is moving very quickly, but as always, I encourage the boys to make the most of every day and week as it comes. Week 6 can often be characterised as a ‘slump’ between the term’s initial hysteria and its pressures of Week 10. It is because of this, that we must adopt an All In approach to study, sport and culture over the coming weeks, maximising our outcomes and the overall Terrace experience. 

Terrace Ladies Group

TLG Welcome Mass

All are welcome to join us at the TLG Welcome Mass, tomorrow, Friday 8 March. Mass starts in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 7.30am with coffee and delicious light breakfast style items served afterwards in the Founders’ Room. Your sons are welcome to join you for the Mass as well. We are fortunate to have the College Choir and a special guest musician coming along to help make it a memorable morning. 

Years 5 – 9 Mothers’ High Tea

Planning is well underway for the Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea event to be held on 3 May at the Victoria Park Golf Club. Tickets will be $57 each plus booking fees, which include a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival and your chance to win the wonderful main lucky door prize or one of the lucky draw prizes for each of the five year levels coming on the day. More details on the prizes will be coming over the following weeks with invitations being emailed before the end of term. 

Don’t forget that it is always a good idea to get in early to purchase your ticket, as these events tend to sell out quickly. Ladies are seated in nominated year groups, so there is no urgency to organise groups to sit with. We also take a lot of care in the placing ladies on tables to ensure you have wonderful time together. If you have more than one son in these grades, you can nominate which year level you would like to sit with this year.

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. Rachel sent an email earlier this week to the TLG email database with the invitation to the Welcome Mass. If you are on our data base, you may need to double check that our correspondence isn’t going through to your junk box. 

TLG Date Claimers

Coming Up This Term
  • Friday 8 March – 7:30am TLG Welcome Mass, Terrace Chapel followed by Morning Tea, Founders’ Room
  • Monday 25 March – 7:30am TLG Meeting and breakfast, Founders’ Room - Guest Speakers: Mr Mason Hellyer and Mr Tyron Mandrusiak
Main Functions for the Year
  • Friday 3 May – from 10am Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea, Victoria Park Golf Club

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:

Dr John HERRON, father of Mr John Herron, GT 1993 and original member of the Terrace Foundation.

Mr William John SMITH, GT 1955-63, father of Mr Joel Smith, GT 1989 and grandfather of Jack Hunter Smith (Year 7).

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

Terrace Shop

Read more for limited stock details and important reminders | Trading Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7.30am-12pm, 12.30-3.30pm

  • Black blazers are now in stock.  Please accompany your son to try these on as there is no exchange or refund on blazers.
  • Limited stock of Senior red blazers are now available for sale. Please accompany your son to try these on as there is no exchange or refund on blazers.
  • A limited number of the GPS100 caps are available for sale - grab these collector's items fast before we sell out.

A reminder: We will gladly exchange an item (as new, with tags and receipt) within four weeks of purchase. We do not refund for change of mind and only refund as per Australian Consumer Law. The Terrace Shop no longer holds personal credit card details on file, but parents can use the uniform order form found on the website.

Terrace Uniform Shop Purchase Form | Download HereTerrace Uniform Shop Webpage | View Here


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

Date and Time: Friday 8 March | 7.30am 
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by morning tea in the Founders' Room
RSVP: No RSVP required. Please feel welcome to join us.
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Rachel McGahon |

Date and Time: Saturday 16 March | 6.00pm
Where: Royal International Convention Centre, Hall C, 600 Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills
Cost: $87pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course meal, pre-dinner drink for adults & soft drink package for students
RSVP: Please RSVP via the below link by Sunday 10 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Leisa Low | 0433 230 341 | 

Head of the River Dinner | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 23 March | 4pm
Where: Terrace Staff Carpark & The Campbell Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: Please RSVP to Anne McMahon by Saturday 16 March using the link below

RSVP | Email Here

Get behind the Volleyball Support Group and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes, including a 3 night mini break at 5-star beachfront resort, Elements of Byron, a VUE Egg Hanging Chair, Elton John concert tickets and so much more! 

Raffle will be drawn Saturday 23 March at the Volleyball End of Season Function.

Raffle Tickets | Purchase Here

Date and Time: Friday 22 March | 11am
Where: St Lucia Golf Links
Cost: $600 per team | Includes 18 holes of golf, carts, lunch, drink vouchers, use of golf simulator, canapés during presentations
Registrations: Registrations close Friday 15 March
Sponsorship Opportunities: $2500 per hole - details via the link below
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Jarrod Turner - Donor Relations Manager || 0481 905 290

ERFA Gold Day | Registrations & Sponsor Details Here

Details: Thursday 28 March | 7.00am - 8.30am
Where: Queensland Cricketers' Club, Gabba Towers, 411 Vulture St East Brisbane
Cost: $57 (+ booking fees) | Includes sit down breakfast
RSVP: Please RSVP via College Events by Wednesday 21 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Erin Bowpitt | | 3214 5422

Br Buckley B'fast | Book Here

Date and Time: U14 - U17 Age Group | Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 April | 9.00am - 3.00pm
U9 - U13 Age Group | Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April | 9.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: $358 (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 days coaching with English premier league coaches, full AFC Bournemouth premier league kits & all food
RSVP: Please RSVP using the link below by Tuesday 12 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Mitch Edwards |

AFC Bournemouth Football Clinic | Book Here

Date and Time: Saturday 27 April | 11.00am
Where: Public Lawn Marquee, Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd Ascot
Cost: $190pp (+ booking fees) | Includes racecourse entry, exclusive use of the Public Lawn Marquee, 5 hour food & beverage package, racebooks, private tote, bus to Cloudland after party and much more!
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Kristin Esler | | 0411 871 899
Natalie Davis | | 0403 466 354

Race Day | Book Here

Save the Date for an evening of Terrace Football celebrations!
Date and Time: Saturday 11 May | From 5.00pm
Where: Br Rogers Pavilion, Tennyson 
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Ida Gambaro |

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your Term 1 parent/caregiver functions here...

Mahoney House Year 7 Movie Afternoon | Captain Marvel

Date and Time: Sunday 10 March | 1.00pm
Where: New Farm Cinema, 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost: $10.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes ticket to see Captain Marvel
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Thursday 7 March
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Beth Toon | | 0409 273 412

Captain Marvel | Book Here

Year 11 Parent/Caregiver Function

Date and Time: Friday 22 March | 6.00pm
Where: Cloudland Cellar Room, 640 Ann St Fortitude Valley
Cost: $35pp (+ booking fees) | Includes canapes. Cash bar
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Monday 18 March
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Natalie Davis | | 0403 466 354

Year 11 Function | Book Here

Community Information


The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Gregory Terrace Foundation will be held on Tuesday 19 March at 6pm in College Hall