Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

Term 3 is progressing rapidly with the Year 11 subject selection process commencing this week.  In last week’s edition of the Terrace News, I included a link to a PowerPoint presentation that Mr Mason Hellyer has used to outline key elements of the new QCE (Senior Schooling) system.  I encourage parents to review this link, particularly if you have sons in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 as it will assist you to understand the changes with the new system and the subsequent initiatives the College is introducing in preparation.

This week the Arts Faculty is hosting Winterfest, showcasing the breadth of opportunity and talent that exists within the school.  Many students participate in the music, visual and performing arts during the evening.  My thanks to the staff, students and parents involved in coordinating Winterfest, and I particularly congratulate the students involved for their skill and expertise.

In the last week or so there has been a significant amount of illness amongst students and staff.  I know we encourage students to be at school, however, it is also important to keep unwell students isolated and at home to minimise the spread.  Hopefully, we have seen the worst of the sickness.

Over the coming weeks, a number of important student related events are occurring.  These include the Year 12 QCS practice days, the Year 12 Formal, and the Year 11 Leadership Retreat.  These are significant events and I wish our students and staff involved all the best.

Earlier this week I announced that Mrs Lea Walker-Franks, Director of Development and Mrs Andrea Splatt, College Registrar are both leaving Terrace later this year.  Lea will be moving to BBC as their Director of Community Engagement and Foundation Executive Officer.  I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank both ladies for their valuable and dedicated contributions to the Terrace Family and wish them the best with their future journeys. 

The well wishes of the entire Terrace Family are with Thomas Neill (Captain of Swimming and Treacy House Captain) as he leaves this weekend to compete in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  Good luck Tom.

Finally this week, I remind families that Open Day is scheduled for Monday 19 August.  The College has engaged in an advertising campaign to promote this event.  Whilst Open Day is partially designed to showcase our school to the public, I again invite and encourage our current parents to visit and see the breadth and scope of what occurs at Terrace.  As well, it would be an opportunity to view the new Mt Sion building and the surrounds.  I hope to see many of you there.

Have a great weekend.

God Bless,

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff news

Mrs Andrea Kriewaldt, Mrs Andrea Splatt and Mrs Lea Walker-Franks have submitted their resignations from the College; Mrs Kriewaldt from the French teaching team at the end of the year, Mrs Splatt as College Registrar towards the end of the year and Mrs Walker-Franks from her role as Director of Development later this term.

We will have the opportunity to properly thank and acknowledge them later in the year, but I take this opportunity to wish Mrs Kriewaldt, Mrs Splatt and Mrs Walker-Franks continued health and happiness and thank them for their service to the College.

Thus, the College is advertising the positions of College Enrolments Manager and Teacher of French along with the Head of Faculty for Human Movements and Business and Technology over the next two weekends. The College will engage a recruitment firm to assist us in the process of appointing the Director of Development.

Korean trainee teachers

This week we have had the pleasure of hosting six trainee teachers from South Korea who are studying as part of an exchange program. I would like to thank Mr Michael Wooldridge, Mr Josh Kersevani and Mr Clinton Mills for welcoming them into their classes for the week and the boys for their hospitality. Lessons were facilitated by our guests in Korean traditional games.

Japanese and French exchange students

Thank you to our Language Coordinators, Mrs Lindsey Maher and Mrs Mary Cassidy for their hard work in organising our French and Japanese exchanges. We are now concluding the hosting of six young men from France for an extended stay at Terrace.  We have welcomed a large number of students from our partner school, Konan Boys’ High in Kobe recently. Thank you to Mr Toby Gowland and the Outdoor Education team at Maroon for giving these boys a special experience of Australia and to our wonderful host families who go that extra mile to make the visit a memorable one for years to come.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

Each fortnight, the College Leadership Team meets with the Year 11 and 12 cohorts to discuss a wide range of topics regarding their progress throughout the year. At the Year 12 assembly this week, the challenges of Term 3 – academic workload, co-curricular and social events - was examined from a variety of angles. The main point was to be able to keep all of these challenges in balance in order to achieve success in all of them. Consequently, my challenge to Year 12, and therefore to the whole student body is this:

• Are you working every day to be the best student you can be?
• Are you present in class?
• Are you an active learner?
• Do you seek assistance when required?
• Are you committed to your academic success?

At this point of the term, assignments are due and exam timetables will be released shortly. It is important that students continue to work hard during this period in order to ensure that they are well placed moving into exam block. Revision for exam subjects should be occurring, and the accessing of staff, peer and Old Boy tutoring is to be encouraged.

Year 10 students are currently in the middle of their subject selection process for Senior subjects. Each student will have an interview with a Head of Faculty to discuss his subject choice. This interview is the final step in a process that commenced with their SET plan at the beginning of Term 2. We wish them all the best with their selection.

All the best for these busy middle weeks of the term.

Acting Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

I genuinely enjoy the dynamic nature of a boys’ school and all it entails. There are moments that capture the strength of a school like Terrace. On Friday one of these moments occurred - three Year 5 students caught my eye at lunchtime cheering practice. It felt like life couldn’t have been better for those three standing with their arms around each other cheering. 

Saturday’s co-curricular fixtures against Nudgee College were a real celebration of our wider Edmund Rice community. We have many strong connections with both the staff and families at Nudgee. Throughout the day, whether it be at the Basketball or Rugby, you would have seen many fiercely competitive contests unfold but, to the keen eye, you will also have seen this balanced with an acknowledgement of respect between players both during and after the game. I felt the boys were well presented and cheered enthusiastically throughout the afternoon. My thanks for your support with this and hopefully you can look forward to a couple of quieter weekends on the Terrace front throughout the middle of the semester. 

I am enjoying reading Cracking the Boy Code by Adam Cox at the moment. It unpacks in simple language the intricacies of communicating with boys. I make this comment frequently, but my time in boys' schools tells me they are all ‘wired differently’. As a teacher wanting to be a person of influence for your son, it can take time to develop a positive relationship. One theme that we focus on when developing a positive rapport with boys is understanding that boys will often treat you the way you treat them. Adam Cox reinforces this by suggesting that: It is the form of the conversation that resonates deeply for boys, and which they remember for hours and days after the conversation. Rule #1 is:  Your tone is ‘louder’ than your words. How you say things lingers longer than what you say. It is an excellent starting point when trying to penetrate that outer shell! Enjoy. 

Last week, I raised the issue of students arriving late for school. We have noticed an improvement this week. House Deans will follow up with students who are repeat offenders this week. Finally, School TV this month focuses on positive parenting. Professor Matt Sanders, Georgia Manning and Michael Carr-Gregg deliver a series of 2-5 minute presentations on the significance of a close relationship with a supportive adult. It can be found here.

Assistant to the Dean of Identity | Mr Chris Zammit

Last week our final group of young men from Year 12 took part in the fourth Kairos Retreat for the year. Over 150 Senior students have taken up the invitation to participate in this unique opportunity to reflect on their journey so far and make commitments for the journey ahead. The word ‘Kairos’ is the Greek word for God’s time and is an important reminder that each of us needs to take time away from the busyness of day-to-day life. Throughout this time, students are challenged with the important questions and invited to reflect on their relationship with God and each other and how we are called to make a difference in our world and gain a greater level of self-awareness in order to move forward and be the best version of themselves. 

Our final Year 8 Emmaus Retreat is also being held this week, where each Year 8 student has had an opportunity to reflect on the people with whom they walk their journey and acknowledge the part that others play in their lives. It has also been a time to recognise the qualities and attributes that we aspire to replicate, break apart the concept of masculinity and name the many ways we can be people who walk alongside others when called to do so.

The Year 9 camp and retreat experiences commence next week, and students will reflect on the passage in Micah ‘to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God,’ and what it means to be uncommon men in our world today.

I would like to thank all those staff who have been involved in our continued retreat program throughout the year - Mr Andrew Stormonth, Ms Emma Hatchett, Mr Steven Hohn, Mrs Louise Cosgrove, Ms Natalie Berndt, Mr Anthony Baruksopulo, Mr Anthony O’Shea, Mr Rob Johnson, Mr Damien Fall, Mr Jonathan Rubino, Mr David Mandall, Br Damien Price and our House Deans, along with the talented team of Peer Ministers, for guiding our young men towards becoming true Terrace Gentlemen.

Every blessing for the journey ahead.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking


On Tuesday, our Premier, Senior, and Junior teams competed in the Interschool Secondary Chess Championships at Churchie. The Premier team played some very close games against Grammar and Churchie.

Congratulations to Yang, Alex, Jack and Joshua for proudly representing Terrace in the Premier division. Likewise, congratulations to D’Arcy and Patrick for achieving merit ribbons in the Open A division. 

On another note, the GPS teams performed very strongly against Nudgee on Friday night with wins across the board. We look forward to another great round of competition against Brisbane State High School on their home ground this Friday night. 


The QDU Debating final rounds continue with mixed results for our Terrace teams. With the quarter final round starting next week. The following teams will be flying the Terrace Debating flag:  Senior A; Senior B; 10.1, 9.1 and 8.1. Best of luck to these teams.

The Junior QDU competition enters part two of Round 2 with our youngest debating students (Years 5 and 6) debating tonight at various venues around Brisbane. Good luck to these young men.

  • Terrace 5.1 v St Peter’s Lutheran College 5.1 – 7.30pm at Ambrose Treacy College
  • Terrace 5.2 v St Peter’s Lutheran College 5.2 – 6.45pm at Ambrose Treacy College
  • Terrace 5.3 v The Gap State School 5.1 – 6.45pm at Ambrose Treacy College 
  • Terrace 6.1 v Fig Tree Pocket State School 6.1 – 6.45pm at Ambrose Treacy College 
  • Terrace 6.2 v Ironside State School 6.1 – 6.45pm at Ambrose Treacy College 
  • Terrace 6.3 v Marist College, Ashgrove 6.2 – 6.00pm at Ambrose Treacy College


With a wild entry, our Senior Theatresports team now move to the semi finals of the Youth Theatresports competition. This round will be played on Monday 19 August in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place. We invite everyone to stay after Open Day and cheer our team from 6.30pm. 


Please see Mr Hewerdine’s article about the upcoming QCMF – Queensland Catholic Colleges’ Music Festival. It is important that parents visit the Parent Lounge and click “Accept” beside the invitations for their son's ensemble event. This is our Grand Final competition if you will and takes precedence over other events.

After the very busy co-curricular photo day held this week, would you please pay special attention to ensuring your son has the correct uniform for his ensemble? It is important to note that black socks are to be worn with black trousers and grey socks are to be worn with grey trousers. For a final touch, students should please polish their shoes!

The annual Terrace Jazz Night will be held on Friday 6 September on the roof of the new Mt Sion building. Further information will be forthcoming.

Support Group meetings

Debating Support Group  Tuesday 3 September, 5.30pm in the Mary Rice Room, Mt Sion,

Terrace Performing Arts  Tuesday 3 September, 5.30pm in the Francis Rush Room, Mt Sion, 

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. 

TPA Entertainment Books | Information Here

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

On Tuesday, we had 23 musicians and singers participating in the annual GPS Music Day of Excellence. This annual event brings the GPS Association’s finest middle school aged music makers together for one day, culminating in an evening performance, which was held at Brisbane Grammar School. Photos from the event are available on the Terrace Image Library. If you are not already registered for the library please contact for instructions on how to register.

Last night the String Showcase was held in the Edmund Rice Theatre. Sincere thanks to Mrs Kelly, Mrs Davis and Ms Phillips. 

Next week sees the commencement of the QCMF at Villanova College. We will have 30 ensembles and choirs participating over the three-day event. I ask that families please check the Parent Lounge for any outstanding invites and respond.

We are coming into the time of year when external music exams are often taken. Please ask students to practice regularly. No amount of natural ability will get a candidate over the line. Success comes through consistent application. Please utilise Music Practice Hall on Mondays as well.

Term 3 events

• Saturday 10 August | GT vs BSHS RTD
• 15-18 August | QCMF
• Monday 19 August | Open Day 
• Friday 20 August | Presentation Assembly: Music 
• Friday 6 September | Terrace Jazz Night 
• Friday 20 September | Battle of the Rock Bands 
• Monday 23 September | AMEB Brass Clinic 
• 23 September - 4 October | European Tour 

The Weekly Wrap

Basketball Wrap

Last Saturday resulted in another successful weekend for Terrace Basketball in the annual match up against traditional rivals Nudgee College. With two GPS games passed, team continuity was evident in all years. Terrace won 26 of the 36 games contested between the two schools, resulting in a 72% win rate and sealing three consecutive winning weekends to start the season.  These results are a fitting reward for the hard work and dedication from coaches and players and will act as a platform into competitive month of games approaching the program. Special mention must go to the 1st V, 2nd V, 11A, 11C, 10A, 10C, 9A, 9B, 9D, 8A, 7A, 7C, 7D and 5A teams who remain undefeated this season.
The 3rd V proved to be the contest of the weekend when they stole an unlikely win late in the fourth quarter. After falling behind in the closing stages of the game, the team rallied to take the lead with 25 seconds left. However, Nudgee came down the court to hit a tough layup and seemingly end the contest with eight seconds left. In what was the last play of the game, a full-court heave was deflected and landed in the hands of Francis McKenna who, after getting his defender in the air with a well-timed shot-fake, successfully shot a three on the buzzer to steal the win 33-31. It was great to not only see the exciting finish to the contest but also the great support from fellow Terrace basketballers who rallied around the team following the win. A special mention also to the 9H team, who came within points of an upset victory over a more experienced Nudgee 10G team, exemplifying the ability of a team to rise to a challenge and compete to the final whistle.
Good luck to all teams this weekend as the College plays against a total of five different school across five different venues. For the A-D program, games will be played against a strong Brisbane State High School program who historically deliver a tough challenge across all age groups and skill levels. The emphasis on competing remains the key to success for the weekend ahead. The program asks all players to take their opportunities and relish the experience of representing the College.

Rugby Wrap

As we head into Week 4 of our Term 3 program, I would like to congratulate all players who have been regularly attending training. Although the first four weeks have been interrupted by other school activities, it is still pleasing to see the progression of all players. 

Congratulations to Nudgee College for winning the annual St Joseph’s College Cup, recording 26 wins, one draw and eight losses against us. I think that it is fair to say that both schools run two of the largest programs in the nation. Ensuring boys get regular games across all age groups requires a huge amount of time, effort and support from both schools.

With numerous boys out sick, last weekend was a test of our playing depth and width with teams matched up against a strong Nudgee College program. A special thanks to our age group coordinators Mr Blair Copelin,  Mr Brendan McGrath and Mr Mitch Edwards who managed to juggle teams lists to ensure we had enough boys to fulfil our commitments.

It is vital that boys attend both weekly sessions as they consist of Core Skill development and Unit/Team focus.

What a typical training week looks like

Training Structure
Day 1= Core Skills Focus
• Attack = Catch/Pass/Support/Alignment
• Defence = Tackle Technique 
• Contact = Ball Carry/Tackle Contest (Support/Opposition)
Day 2= Unit and Team Focus
• Unit = Restarts Lineouts Scrums
• Unit = Back Play/Defence
• Team = Defensive Options
• Team = Patterns of Play 

Our A/B teams continue to work under the guidance of head coaches Mr Michael Broad and Mr Tony McGahan. Sessions will continue to be based around the ongoing development of our core skills, team and unit focus ensuring we finish the second half of the season strongly.

An attendance roll is taken at each session by our age group coordinators and we are still yet to see a small number of boys attend training. Please contact me if your son is no longer participating in the Term 3 program.

Key dates

  • 10 August - GT v BSHS - Home
  • 17 August - GT v ACGS- Away
  • 24 August - GT v BGS – Away
  • 1 September - GT v TSS – Home
  • 8 September - GT v Downlands – BYE
  • 15 September - GT v IGS – Away (Under 15 and Under 16 team numbers will be affected by Year 10 Immersion)

Please click on the link for Round 3 Rugby Results

Captains’ Corner | Vice Captain, Angus White

Last Saturday marked a highlight on the Terrace calendar, the annual clash between Terrace and Nudgee. It was an excellent community day. No different to any other year, thousands from both schools went to Nudgee to support their mates on the field and court. Despite the fierce nature of the rivalry, sportsmanship was on display from 9am on Flat 8 to 2.15pm on Ross Oval. Sportsmanship that reflected the Edmund Rice charism that both schools actively engage in. Moreover, these small acts of sportsmanship reminded me of the story of Cecil Healy, whose reputation was built from his exploits at the 1912 summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Cecil demonstrated unparalleled sportsmanship, selflessness and a genuine and natural willingness to do the right thing. The build-up to the Stockholm Olympics centred around the anticipated performance from the Hawaiian “freestyle freak” Duke Khanamoku, who was expected to dominate the pool and shatter his own world record.  During the heat stages of the 100m freestyle Duke clearly outperformed the rest of the pool, which further enhanced and increased anticipation. Leading into the semi-finals, Duke was the fastest qualifier, with Cecil a distant second. However, due to mismanagement in the American Team, Duke and the rest of the American swimmers missed the semi-finals. Instead of Cecil embracing the opportunity of an almost guaranteed Gold medal, he protested. Cecil insisted that Duke and his team should be extended the opportunity to swim. Cecil sacrificed his virtual guarantee of a gold medal simply because he didn't think it was right and he didn't think it was fair. After the final, which Duke duly won, Duke raised Cecil’s arm and said that “ this is the true Olympic champion” Cecil undoubtedly was a man of character and depth. He prioritised what was right and what was fair, well above personal gain and achievement. 

Sadly, the Stockholm Olympics would be Cecil’s last due to the outbreak of World War 1. During this time, Cecil didn't get upset that he would never be able to compete and prove himself on the world stage. Once again, he did what he thought was the right thing and enlisted to fight in the Australian Army. He spent most of his time working as a mechanic on warships in Libya and Egypt. However, weeks before the war ended, when the Allies were desperately struggling, a call for soldiers on the front line was required. Once again Cecil didn't shy away from the challenge, didn’t question it, put the needs of others before himself and answered the call to fight. On the battlegrounds in Somme, Cecil made the ultimate sacrifice, dying a couple of days before the war ended, and is thought to be the last general to die in the war. 

Cecil clearly is a positive role model and his values, attributes and heroism are applicable in many different environments, but it has particular relevance to the Terrace Family. Much of the way Cecil acted reflects the values of the Terrace Gentleman and is consistent with the College’s moral code. Cecil’s legend and story lives 100 years on. Cecil was a man of honour and respect, his strong and gracious character overshadowed all else. His story is a reminder of values that are important and that sticking to them is imperative. As our values only begin to mean something when we stick to them. This is what being a Terrace Gentleman is. Cecil inspires selfless action and is an inspiring guide for all Terrace Gentlemen on their chosen pathway in academic, cultural or sporting pursuits. You can be a champion without coming first. 

All in!

Terrace Ladies Group

Etiquette classes

On Monday morning. a dedicated group of volunteer mums went back to school. The group delivered etiquette suggestions to the 2019 Year 12 cohort in preparation for next week's Formal. From a parent perspective, it was a hoot and fun was had by all. Hopefully the boys were able to take away something positive and helpful from the session, and most of all, we hope they enjoy themselves on formal night. 

Why parental involvement adds to your sons’ success

Parent involvement in kids' education has far-reaching benefits. Here are the effects that researchers have found most consistently:

Involvement fosters academic achievement 

Countless studies have found that kids perform better in school when their parents are involved with their schoolwork. Compared to students whose parents are uninvolved, kids with involved parents get better grades and are thought of more highly by teachers. These effects remain in the future, even if parents become less involved as the child ages. Parent involvement in school-based activities seems to have the greatest effect on kids' grades.  

Kids with involved parents have better behaviour 

Behaviour issues often begin to appear during the tween years, especially as kids' cognitive development leads them toward risk-taking. Thankfully, parental attention can help to head off many of these behaviour issues. For instance, children with involved parents have lower rates of substance use and delinquent acts compared to kids whose parents are uninvolved. In addition, kids behave better and less aggressively in the classroom when their parents are involved with their education.

Parent involvement improves social functioning 

Parent involvement in education also aids kids' social functioning. In particular, kids with involved parents have better peer interactions than kids with uninvolved parents. Their social skills also seem to be more advanced. Notably, advanced social skills, in turn, lead to better academic outcomes.

Mental health is better with parent involvement 

Finally, kids with involved parents have better mental health than children whose parents do not get involved with their education. For one, parent involvement in education fosters kids' self-esteem. Children with involved parents also have enhanced skills for regulating emotions and feel negative emotions less often. All in all, when parents choose to become involved with their kids' schoolwork, kids benefit not only in the classroom but far beyond it.


Monday 28 October will see the TLG AGM take place. This year our Vice Presidents of Hospitality and our Treasurer will be retiring after their two years of dedicated service. If you would like to consider taking on an official committee role or know someone who would be perfect, please read the role details below. If you have any questions, please send me an email. 

Please note: All retiring committee members will mentor the new office bearers through their first year. 

Vice President/s (Hospitality) 

This role is more suited to being shared by two people.

The VP (Hospitality) is the first port of call for all events requiring the traditional TLG hospitality. Assistance for larger events is supported by volunteers. Duties include:
• coordinate and manage all the hospitality at TLG functions (e.g. Masses, welcome morning teas, information evenings, orientation evenings).
• order breakfasts for TLG meetings;
• coordinate, order and manage the Track and Field Carnival; and
• coordinate and manage the Staff Christmas lunch.


The Treasurer ensures a familiarity with the TLG accounts, having regular communication with the relevant officer in the Finance Department. You do not have to be an accountant to fill this role. Duties include:
• oversee TLG Accounts.
• be familiar with the TLG accounts spreadsheet through the Finance Office and income/outcome;
• approve all payments and invoices - with the joint endorsement of the President or the VP (Logistics);
• provide a report to the TLG meeting with a summary of income and expenses for the period leading up to then, and projected cost  expectations;
• organise floats and banking for the Tennyson canteen and other events requiring these supplies.

Date claimers

10 August 8am-3pm Terrace v BSHS Canteen
19 August 3.30-6pm Terrace Open Day
31 August 8am-3pm Terrace v TSS Canteen
7 September 12.30pm Terrace Long Lunch, Tennyson
9 September 7.30am TLG Breakfast Meeting, Founders' Room
11 October 7.30am Inter-House Athletics Day Canteen and BBQ, Tennyson
28 October 7.30am TLG AGM Breakfast Meeting, Founders’ Room


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

The biggest raffle to hit the Terrace Family for 2019 is now on sale - win a Toyota Yaris! 

Tickets cost $50 each or 3 for $100. Raffle will be drawn Saturday 7 September at the Terrace Long Lunch.
Tickets can be purchased via the below link until Thursday 5 September or in person at the Terrace Long Lunch. 

Win a CAR | Tickets Here

Want to help but poor on time?

You can now donate money directly to Terrace's Care and Concern Committee. Cash donations will be used to purchase ingredients to make meals for Terrace families and staff in need. 

All donations are appreciated greatly, and will support the important work this committee undertakes for our community.

Cash Donation | Click Here

Details: Fragments of Medea presented by the Senior Class of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace 
Date and Time: Preview - Thursday 8 August | 6.00pm 
Performance - Friday 9 August | 7.00pm
RSVP: Limited seats. Bookings via College Events
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Emma Hatchett - Drama Subject Coordinator |

Winterfest Performance | Book Here

Details: Friday 30 August | 6.45am for 7.00am start - 8.00am
Where: Novotel Brisbane, 200 Creek St Brisbane
Cost: $46pp (+ booking fees) | Includes full buffet breakfast
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below by 19 August or ASAP as numbers are strictly limited
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

Year 12 Father/Son B'fast | Book Here

Tickets selling fast - over 1000 people booked! Don't miss out! 

Details: Saturday 7 September | 12.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields, Vivian St Tennyson
Cost: $600 for a Table of 10 or $60pp (+ booking fees)
RSVP: Tickets on sale 9am 19 July via College Events. Please RSVP by Friday 30 August
For further information or enquiries regarding the event, please contact
Anne McMahon | or Jacinta Hearne |

Terrace Long Lunch | Book Here

The staff, students and parents of Terrace look forward to rolling out the Red and Black carpet on Monday 19 August for our annual Open Day.  
Date & Time: Monday 19 August | 3.30pm - 6.00pm
Where: St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
No RSVP necessary.

The Year 12s will undertake QCS testing on Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 4 September. Donations from Year 12 families to assist with providing a special lunch for the boys on these days are being warmly welcomed. 

Please use the below links to donate. 

Cash Donation | Click Here

Win a brand new Thermomix TM6 - just released model!

Only 200 tickets will be sold. 
$20 per ticket - get in quick before they sell out!
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Thermomix Raffle | Tickets Here

Details: Friday 8 November | 11.45am
Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone St South Brisbane
Cost: $87pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 3 course lunch & champagne on arrival
RSVP: via the below link by 31 October
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436 

Mothers' Lunch | Book Here

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your Term 3 Year Level parent/caregiver function details here...

Year 8 Dad/Caregiver Catch Up

Details: Saturday 10 August | From 4.00pm
Where: Newstead Brewery, 67 Castlemaine St Milton
Cost: Pay as you go.
RSVP: for planning purpose by Friday 9 August using the below link
For further enquiries, please contact
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Year 8 Dad Catch Up | RSVP Here

Community Information

Terrace will be participating in the Queensland Catholic Colleges’ Music Festival from 15-18 August. This not-for-profit event is held at Villanova College each year and benefits students across the state and beyond.  Please consider volunteering for a couple of hours at this event. All volunteers will receive a festival pass, giving access to watch all performances over the weekend. You could even sign up to help for the section in which your child is performing. Please visit to sign up to assist.