Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

The achievements of Terrace students continue to be very impressive.

Dear Members of the Terrace Family,

Last week I spent much of my time in Canberra as part of the EREA Principal’s Conference. A significant aspect of this conference was the EREA Ritual of Apology to the victims of sexual abuse. Whilst this is an extremely sensitive topic, I must say that I was proud to represent Terrace at this significant event. Below I have included a copy of the words Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of EREA, used as part of this ritual. I encourage you to read and reflect on the words Wayne spoke on behalf of the EREA Family.

THE APOLOGY – Wayne Tinsey

In this time of Pentecost – a time when the spirit provides us with the courage to find new voice – we, the leaders of Edmund Rice Australia, on behalf of our communities offer the following apology. Today we begin a journey of major change by publicly acknowledging the sexual abuse of students in our schools; some dead, some alive, some unknown:
Today we directly acknowledge the scarring harm of sexual abuse as abhorrent, sinful, shameful and disgraceful; and we also acknowledge that whatever was done can never be undone. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the helplessness, powerlessness, fear, guilt and shame that has been, and remains part of a victim’s life when, as a child, they recall feeling no control over their lives and even blamed themselves for what had been done to them. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the fact that young people in our schools were betrayed in their adolescence where they had every expectation of, and needed nurturing and protection. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the anger which our young students have felt, have shown and may still harbour against their abusers and others who they feel failed to protect them. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the sadness, grief and sense of loss felt by victims, especially when the perpetrator was loved and trusted by our young people and their families. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the alarming statistics of serial sexual abuse, assault and molestation of young people in our schools by Christian Brothers, Clergy and lay staff. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge that the pain inflicted and suffered continues to have ongoing devastation on victims in their adulthood as partners, parents, extended family and leaders in their careers and communities – and that there is no hiding from this pain. For this we apologise…..
Today we directly acknowledge the unimaginable pain endured by families, friends and loved ones who have been broken by the ingrained lasting trauma, often hidden, of each and every unspeakable criminal indignity and personal violation. For this we apologise…..
And finally, most significantly, today is the day we directly acknowledge that there has been a history of denial, secrecy, suppression and diminution in relation to sexual abuse crimes. Barriers have been placed which have hindered redress. Victims have not had a real voice. Rightful acknowledgement has not been given to those crying for justice. We have not spoken or acted as Edmund Rice and the Gospels would have demanded. For this we apologise…..
In the knowledge that, to many, the offering of an apology at this time may seem unhelpful, even possibly adding to the pain in some cases, we offer it sincerely in the hope that it is seen as a significant and necessary step towards healing, reconciliation and ongoing redress. In the true spirit of Pentecost, we pray that Edmund Rice Education Australia has found a new voice in laying stronger foundations for support, re-connection, inclusion and ongoing care for all who have suffered in this way.

I am sorry. We are sorry. We commit to a liberated future.

We are now in exam week. Last week I wrote about the importance of getting sufficient rest during exam time. A rested body operates more efficiently and a rested brain will allow the boys to think and process more effectively. I have done some research on the issue of Sleep and Performance and wanted to, in this week’s Terrace News, provide a couple of references and links for parents to further research. They include:

‘Effects of Sleep Quality on Academic Performance of Undergraduate Medical Students’ by S. Rasehki, F. Ashouri and A. Pizouzan, Dec 2015.

‘Sleep and Student Achievement’ by E. Elde and M. Showalter, Bergenham Uni, 2012.

‘Sleep loss, learning capacity and academic performance’ by G. Curcio, M. Ferrara and L. De Gennaro, Sleep Medicine Reviews, 2006.

A common theme amongst these articles and many other similar articles is the strong correlation between adequate rest and sleep and academic performance. Over the next ten days or so, please monitor your son’s sleeping patterns with the view of balancing revision, study and rest. Good luck.

The achievements of Terrace students continue to be very impressive. This week it is my pleasure to announce that Luke Ames has qualified for the State Final of the Rostrum Public Speaking Competition. This is an outstanding achievement and we wish Luke all the best. Similarly, congratulations to Charlie Parer who recently competed in the International Schools Auction Challenge (Australasian) and was placed runner up. This is the second year that Charlie has placed as runner up and is an outstanding performance considering the quality of the competitors. Congratulations Charlie. Last weekend the College Mooting Team, Connor Wright (Senior Counsel), Xavier Clark (Junior Counsel) and Matt Latter (Solicitor), along with their coach Mrs Samantha Knott, were placed second in the Bond University National Mooting Competition. It was also announced that both Connor Wright and Xavier Clark were recipients of the ‘Individual Oralist Awards’ in the Preliminary Rounds of the National High School Mooting Competition. Well done to all involved.

The conclusion of the Term 2 co-curricular program is approaching with games at Toowoomba this weekend and a limited number of games against BBC the following week. Good luck to all teams over the coming weeks.

Have a great week.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll

College Principal

College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan

Staff News

Mrs Christene Clark has tendered her resignation from the College at the end of the term. Mrs Clark has contributed strongly and generously to the Exceptional Learners Faculty and we wish her well. There will be an opportunity to formally acknowledge Mrs Clark at the end of the term.

Joining the Exceptional Learners Faculty next term will be Mrs Megan Montaner. Mrs Montaner will predominantly work in the Years 7 to 9 support area and Mrs Bronwyn Platz will return to the staff in a Semester 2 contract position working in the Years 5 to 7 learning support area. We look forward to the boys benefitting from their expertise.

Next semester, Mr Matthew Shields will move from the Exceptional Learners Faculty and lead Mr Michael Wooldridge’s classes as Mr Wooldridge is taking extended leave to continue looking after his newly born triplets-good luck to him!

Mr Alex Berry has been with us in a contract position this term and will extend his stay next term and for part of Term 4 teaching in the HPE Faculty part-time and working as the HPE Aide as well. Mr Patrick Collins, who has been working as our HPE Aide will be transitioning to a full time Term 3 contract position working in the HPE and RE Faculties relieving for Mr Damien Cuddihy, Mr Mason Hellyer, Mr Rob Sweeper and Mr James Turner while they act in Senior and Middle leadership positions for this time.

Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn

This next week is significant in determining final outcomes.

With exams commencing for students, this next week is significant in determining final outcomes. One of the strategies that a very successful past student used was to test himself by assuming that he was the teacher delivering the lesson to a class. This student had a large whiteboard in his room and would deliver a lesson to a fictitious class. In the student’s words “if I could not explain it, then I did not know nor understand it “. It may be a very timely purchase of a whiteboard for a number of students.

All students should have a study plan for their revision of each of their exams leading up to the day of the exam. Revision should not be left to chance - this is inevitably where a subject can be neglected in receiving adequate preparation.

Exam block for Year 11 and 12 students gives an opportunity for students to maximise their time by not having to spend time in travelling to school. However, if students are finding it difficult to use their time effectively at home, I encourage them to either use the school facilities for their study or go to their local library where a study environment can be accessed.

All students are required to have a transparent pencil case for exams. They are also required to have their student card on their desk so rolls can be marked without disruption during the exam.

Some students in Years 9, 10and 11 are considering subject changes for Semester 2. A request for a change of subject requires a student to complete a form that can be collected from Student Services. A change of subject should be sought only if a student feels that his strength is not in a particular area, rather than a lack of effort as the reason. This is an example of where logging hours can provide valuable information in decision making. As Year 11 students have been reminded, a change of subject does result in the changed subject becoming summative (being considered) towards their final OP score. Hence if exiting a subject, boys need to exit strongly.

This next week is a time when many boys should seek and attain the rewards of all their hard work across Term 2. I know that many boys have worked very hard all term and they should now feel confident in attempting their exams. This is not a time to doubt oneself if the work and time have been invested – it is a time to seek reward. With assignments now complete, we need to finish strongly over this final week. My best wishes to all our students in this time of assessment.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

This time of term raises the important topic of sleep.

Exams are underway for most students at what is certainly the business end of the term. The next week represents the final push before holidays, and I would expect that our students will go into the holiday period feeling tired and ready for a break. This time of term raises the important topic of sleep, an area that is often overlooked as a potential source of problems for teenagers who are not getting enough of it. Much is written about teenagers and sleep, and recent research indicates strong links between sleep and general wellbeing. In an effort to investigate the topic further, the College has engaged the services of a company known as ‘The Sleep Connection’. Specialising in sleep for teenagers and children, The Sleep Connection has an excellent website that provides information about this important topic; please see the link below. Next term, in conjunction with the Parent/Teacher/Student interview evening, we will run some information sessions about sleep that will be relevant to students and parents. Further information will be sent home about this in the near future. - 2amount

Below is a link to an article that may be of interest to parents. It addresses the topic of students who use their phones late at night when they should be sleeping. As indicated in the article, there is credible research indicating that students who deprive themselves of sleep through overuse of mobile phones late at night place themselves at greater risk of poorer mental health, lower self esteem and behavioural problems. A quick survey of one of my Year 9 Formation classes quickly showed that the majority of students are regularly on their phone when they should be asleep (and certainly when their parents believe they are sleeping). When done enough times, this behaviour becomes a habit that makes it more difficult for young men to get to sleep quickly. I recommend the article as a quick and relevant read for all parents. In connection with the website, sons may be able to collaborate with their parents to plan a way to ensure they get enough sleep (as a clue, it might involve screens being removed from bedrooms after lights out).

Next Friday afternoon, our 1st Football and Tennis teams will play BBC in their final fixture. Some students will want to attend as spectators and we will advertise this as an option next week. Due to space restrictions at the Tennis, it is likely that we will be limited in the number of spectators we can send. Once we have finalised details, we will communicate the plan. I wish our Gymnasts all the very best for the GPS Championships this Saturday. I admire the dedication these young men show despite the limited recognition they receive for their skills; they are forced to be humble in the way they approach their sport and I think there is a lesson here for all boys who represent Terrace. Learning to compete, win and lose with humility is an important life lesson we can take from sporting competition. All the best to our young men as they complete exams over the next week.

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Can the relationship with our common home be sustained for our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren?

Can this be sustained?

Can the relationship with our common home be sustained for our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren?

Our Terrace Family’s key strength is the willingness of each of us to commit to forming and nurturing relationships with each other for the benefit of each individual student and that of the common good. However, how is our relationship with our common home, Mother Earth, going? If we were to have Pope Francis around our dinner table tonight he’d say that we have some work to do. And I think we’d all agree.

Pope Francis has our modern world, and the Catholic Church, talking and asking some big questions. Of particular significance is his second Encyclical – a papal document concerning Catholic doctrine - Laudato si' ("Praise be to you") - On Care For Our Common Home. A key tenant of this document is highlighted in the following:

“...a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (49) Laudato si’

Through the Encyclical, Pope Francis issues an urgent invitation to us all – to bring an end to environmental and social degradation through the practice of ‘integral ecology’; an interconnectedness with all people and the planet. The Maroon Outdoor Education Centre (OEC) is a wonderful example of how we are already practicing ‘integral ecology’.

Mr Toby Gowland, Director of Gregory Terrace OEC has initiated a ‘paddock to plate’ project for our young men while on camp and retreat at Maroon. Local school students sow the seeds of the project’s garden, giving the seedlings to Terrace to plant in the OEC gardens. Garden beds are an experiment in permaculture with chicken cages placed over the beds, turning over the old growth and promoting new growth. In other words, a self-sufficient garden which needs minimal intervention. Vegetables that are grown, are used in the OEC kitchen for meals or sold at the local markets, with proceeds directed back to the schools and so the cycle continues. See the behind the scenes of this fantastic program here.

Terrace has a marvelous tradition and a deep commitment to instilling in our young men a ‘spirit of service’ of others. Year after year our Terracians graduate and go on to lead wonderful community orientated programs and organisations. Our challenge is to be open to the idea of embracing our environment as much as we embrace and serve those in need.

I look forward to leading our Terrace Family in bringing to life an authentic response to Laudato si’, enlivening our commitment to caring for our common home. The manner by which we respond is articulated by Pope Francis in the following:

A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings...Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society. (92) Laudato si’

The Good News of Terrace

Our ERA for Change Group Leading our ‘Circles of Solidarity’ – standing in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers

Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

The Year 6 students are finishing off their term at Maroon.

We have concluded our Blanket Drive and the response has been overwhelming, this was an amazing display of generosity once again by those associated. Many thanks to the students of Years 5 and 6 along with their families. As these mornings are a bit cooler, your support will be cherished by those receiving the blankets.

Week 8 at Terrace signals exam time, putting together a big term of work and finishing strong. Our Year 6 students have completed their exam block for Term 2 a big congratulations to these men. Year 6 now finish off the term with their Outdoor Education experience over the next two weeks. Year 6 Blue and Gold will be out at Maroon in Week 8 and 6 Red and White will be there in Week 9. They will most certainly enjoy the cooler weather. Over the final two weeks of term, Year 6 have also taken part in a culminating activity through visiting the Brisbane Museum Science Centre. This was a part of their Forces and Circuits unit in Science.

For our Year 5 students, this has been your second exam block at Terrace and we are sure that you will be better for the experience from last term in knowing the time that is required during each exam, and being aware that the revision and preparation before an exam is valuable to giving yourself the best chance at success. It is important as with everything that you attempt, to believe in your ability and to give yourself every chance by being active with your exam to the end of allotted time.

Parents of 5 Blue and Gold are most welcome to Tuesday morning mass in Week 9 in the Chapel. Mass will begin at 7.45am. Year 5 Red on Tuesday presented a reflective Eucharist celebrating the theme of being the best we can be.

As we finish off our Term 2 activities, we thank the adults who have helped us whether it be through Sport, Culture or in the classroom, your support is much appreciated and goes a long way.

As always each Friday morning, there is tutoring available for Years 5 and 6 students in the Treacy Centre.

Exceptional Learners | Ms Karin Coleshill

STEM holiday workshops

This school holidays QUT will be offering five exciting, hands-on STEM workshops for students in Years 7 – 12.

Covering a range of interesting topics, from aeronautical engineering to astrophysics, the workshops provide students with the opportunity to apply their STEM knowledge in an innovative, real-world context.

Registrations are now open and places are limited.

If you have students who are passionate about all things STEM and would like to join a group of like-minded students this school holidays, then please direct them to the Discover STEM @ QUT holiday program.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

The Terrace Mooting team

Congratulations to our students on some outstanding competition results.

Auction Idol 2017 Recap

The ability to think on your toes, make split second decisions on whether to take the bid, to have the commanding presence to control a roomful off bidders yelling out numbers; these are the skills of auctioneering. The image of the classic auctioneer is that big guy with the booming voice yelling out a bunch of words you can barely understand. However, that is the past. The new generation of auctioneers are young, clean talking, well-presented and outspoken men and women.

The schools Auction Idol program began 11 years ago in South Australia, teaching the art of the auction, knowledge on details of a sale and the confidence and skills of public speaking. Queensland is in its second year of running the program led by Mr Adrian Pauley at Waterford Place, where every Monday afternoon boys and girls from a range of schools come to learn, practice and eventually compete.

This year the first international school’s Auction Idol competition was held with competitors from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand. Charlie Parer, Year 11, was the runner up in this year’s competition and said, It was great to be able to compete and learn so many new skills, learnt from both Mr Pauley and Haesley Cush who I cannot thank enough. It was an honour to represent not only Terrace but Queensland.

The College congratulates Charlie on his outstanding success in this International Competition.


Mooting is a simulated court proceeding where students in teams are presented with a legal problem which they are required to argue before a ‘judge’ or ‘panel of judges’. Through their preparation and presentation of each case, students must show an understanding of the relevant laws and how it should be applied in their client’s case. Gregory Terrace entered a team consisting of Year 12s.

Senior Counsel - Connor Wright

Junior Counsel - Xavier Clark

Solicitor - Matt Latter

The standard was exceptionally high and all students, coaches and teachers can feel justifiably proud – it was a significant achievement in 2017 where 76 teams from every State and Territory competed in 38 moots.

Terrace achieved second place in the Grand Final. The moot was described by Judge Newton as one of the best moots he had seen in terms of understanding the intricacies of the law.

Adding further acclaim to the team, both Connor Wright, Senior Counsel, and Xavier Clark, Junior Counsel, were awarded winners of the Individual Oralist Awards for the preliminary rounds of the competition. An incredible result all round for the 2017 Terrace Moot team. Congratulations to Connor, Xavier, Matt and their coach Ms Knott.

Debating Dinner

Congratulations to the Terrace Debaters and the Debating Supporters Group for hosting another great event to celebrate our Terrace Debaters. The night started with a sit down dinner and moved into the Edmund Rice Theatre for an awards ceremony and comedy debate between our Senior A and a representation of parent, teacher and coach. This year’s topic was ‘That the younger generation have it easier.’

Affirmative Team – Isaac Wade, Jack Kimmins, Joe Pincus

Negative and winning team – Mrs Jenny Ryan, Mr John McKinlay, Mr Simon Pincus

USA Tour Parent Information Evening

Thank you for your attendance at Monday night’s meeting. The night was very informative with a great amount of energy and excitement around the room. Can I please remind parents to complete their payments via Parent Lounge and diarise the holiday rehearsals as outlined in the College App.

Support Group Meetings

DSG Meeting – Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, The Founders' Room

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TPA Meeting – Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, Callan Centre

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Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables.

This week, several tour notifications have been posted regarding workshops, including rehearsal sessions for the upcoming USA Tour that will take place in the first week of the holidays. Please ensure that you are looking at your music regularly in the lead up to the tour and that you come with all equipment necessary to get the most out of these workshop and rehearsal sessions. Next week, I will be sending out a tour notification regarding participation in the Celebration of Excellence Orchestra and Choir. While this event doesn’t take place until Term 4, we need to have an idea of numbers to assist in planning, both from our end and for the crew at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and for ordering equipment for the event. I ask that responses please be submitted by the due date (printed near the top right hand corner of the Event Memo).

Congratulations to Matthew Cho (Year 9) on achieving an A+ in his recent AMEB Grade 7 Flute exam.

Last weekend, we had ten of our musicians in Years 5 to 8 representing Terrace at the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Middle School at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Southbank. I have spoken to several of the students involved who greatly appreciated the opportunity and had a positive experience. Nominations have been submitted for the high school program that will take place at the end of September. Parents will receive a notification directly from SHEP and it will be up to you as whether or not you choose for your son to participate. We have had a good number of students representing Terrace in these programs over the years and the feedback is always positive.

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables and notify their Music/Speech & Drama teachers in advance of any absences related to in class assessment. Most of our teachers are employed on a casual basis with teaching portfolios spread across multiple schools. Early notification of such absences will assist them in making the most of their time and ensuring your sons’ lessons are keep up to date. This week is the final week for you to make changes to enrolments for Music and Speech & Drama lessons before billings are processed for next term. Please fill in the appropriate form on the Terrace App (Culture | Music) and email to or print and return to the Music Dept. office.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in Culture|Music.

Holiday Workshops (full schedule also available in the Terrace App)

  • USA Marching Band, Monday 19 June, 9am – 3pm, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • USA Music For All Summer Symposium Auditions, 9am – 12pm, Room 3.20
  • Red Big Band Workshop, Tuesday 20 June, 9am – 12pm, MU2
  • Black Big Band Workshop, Tuesday 20 June, 9am – 12pm, MU2
  • 1st Percussion Ensemble Workshop, Tuesday 20 June, 12pm – 3pm, Room 3.20/1
  • Percussion Ensemble 2 Workshop, Wednesday 21 June, 9am – 3pm, Room 3.20/1
  • Percussion Ensemble 3 Workshop, Wednesday 21 June, 12.30pm – 3pm, Room 3.20/1
  • USA Jazz Combo Workshop, Wednesday 21 June, 12pm – 3pm, MU2
  • USA Concert Band Rehearsal, Thursday 22 June, 9am – 12pm, Room 3.20/1
  • USA Choir and Strings Rehearsal, Friday 23 June, 9am – 12pm, Chapel of the Holy Family
  • USA Tour, 26 June – 8 July

Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Year 9 Tennis

Remember, Preparation = Performance.


From time to time it is important to remind all Terrace athletes of the College’s expectations around respecting our opposition and respecting the privilege of representing the College.

The distance in travelling to Toowoomba is no excuse to not turn up this weekend. Nor is the timing of exams or assignments – the round has been published in the calendar all year.

There is an expectation to be available for your game – be it at Tennyson, Ipswich or Toowoomba. It reflects very poorly on the College when Terrace boys use the excuse that it is too far to travel to Toowoomba, Ipswich or even the Gold Coast, when students from these schools do so every second weekend. You have made a commitment for the season so please be on time.

Please note: Travelling Time

It will take approximately two hours to travel to Toowoomba this Saturday. Please leave home with plenty of time to get to your game to warm up and prepare.

Preparation = Performance.


Well done to all the young men who competed last week at the GPS Championships for Cross Country.

It was a cool start to the day but it was brilliant weather in the end for the Championships on a testing Limestone Course.

The Junior boys kicked the day off well with William Charles 4th in the 10 years and under and Max Van Balen 11th in the 11 years and under.

The Senior boys found the going a bit tougher. The 13, 14 and 15 year boys were, I think, a bit over awed by what was going on around them and did not reproduce what they had been showing in the lead up meets. As a team, in their age levels they did not perform up to their best standards.

Individually in 13 years Mitchell Taylor was first home in 37th place, 14 years Griffin Kelly came in 12th, in 15 years Jeremiah Woodward came home 15th, well supported by Michael Gould 19th. In 16 years Oliver Seawright was 3rd with Xavier Warson in 10th place.

The Open team provided the best result of the day coming 2nd as a team – well done. The highlights being the 1st place in individual honours by Nick Erzetic, supported by Jeremy Davis in 4th place and Dominic Walsh in 17th place. The remaining top six runners of Kiernan Thompson 24th, Harry Watt 28th and Bill Bingham 33rd made up the remainder of the point score for this age level.

Thank you to the support group for their assistance on the day. Special thanks to Mr Andrew Ebrington and Ms Cerene Hughes for their guidance and leadership on this program, that has been reinvigorated this year.


The power and poise of the program was displayed last weekend vs IGS in Tennis with Terrace dominating across all teams on the day with Terrace winning 16 fixtures to IGS 4 fixtures.

A very dominant performance with standout showings by the Open 2nds 72-2, 11A 48-4, 11B 48-5, 8A 49-14, 7A 48-7, 7B 43-10, 7C 48-4 and 5A 48-6.

The Open First IV rolled through their opponents in the morning winning all 8 matches, all 16 sets and winning 96 games to 13 games.

This team remains undefeated and on track for a last round show down with BBC for the premiership.


A successful day vs IGS last Saturday for the Football program with Terrace winning 14 fixtures, IGS 7 wins and one draw. Interestingly IGS won the “A” divisions from Year 8 through to Open.

The First XI competed exceptionally well for the majority of their fixture – conceding a goal to only equalise themselves some two minutes later.

Half time 1 – 1 all, a slight concentration lapse early in second half had Terrace behind but continual pressure for the remainder of the half did not result in a Terrace goal. A late penalty to IGS saw them run out eventual winners 3 – 1.

The strength and dogged determination of the First XI was highly evident on Saturday – the boys need to keep it up for the remaining games this Saturday vs TGS and the following Friday night vs BBC.

The Weekly Wrap

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Football Wrap

Terrace Football’s overall win against IGS last weekend with 14 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw was a good, solid step in the right direction for the program. The wins were mainly in the younger age groups, showing a positive improvement in the young players coming through. The way in which the boys are playing has been top-notch and exemplifies the spirit of the game by both respecting their opposition and their team mates. This is a testament to the school, the coaching and mostly to the parents. Well done to all.

The 1st XI played a strong and determined game against a quality opposition, levelling the scoreboard at 1-1 at half time. IGS went ahead 2-1 early in the second half. The boys pushed forward late to try gain the equaliser but were caught on the counterattack and conceded a penalty late in the game. Delivering a 1-3 result.

This weekend we all make the trip up the range to Toowoomba Grammar School for Round 8. With 31 games to be played, we are hoping for a positive outcome. With this round, essentially the last of the season for all Terrace footballers, except the 1st XI, we are seeking a great turnout. Round 9 has been cancelled as it falls on the first day of the school holidays.

The 1st XI will play BBC at 3.30pm on Friday, June 16, capping off their strongest season in recent years. Held on the last day of Term 2, we are hoping for a big wave of support from Terracians of all year levels. Come out and support your top team!

Buses will take boys to BBC and return to Terrace on Friday 16, leaving at 3.15pm after school and returning at approximately 6pm unless you are staying at BBC to support the Tennis.

The 1st XI will face off against TGS at 1.20pm. With a mighty show of support from the GT Army on the sidelines, we can send a message to the other GPS teams. The Terrace 1st XI has had a great season, and have beaten the top team in the competition (BGS), proving that every game is winnable! We look forward to seeing as many boys there as possible to cheer on our lads and reward them for their excellent effort throughout the 2017 season.


Don’t forget that the Terrace Art Union proceeds are directed to the various Support Groups indicated by the people who sell the tickets. Make sure you select ‘Football Support Group’ to be the recipient of the funds your raise. The Art Union funds provide valuable financial support to Football.

Get to know your 1st XI Football - Q&A

Centre Back of the 2017 1st XI Football Team

Full Name: Lachlan Staunton

Nickname: Staunton

If you could play any other position on the field than your current one, what would it be? Right Back

Favourite professional team? Liverpool

Favourite professional player? Why? LionelMessi, because he is a great player to watch.

Do you have any pre-game rituals/ habits? Just listening to music

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France

Get to know your Terrace Football Coaches – Q&A

Full Name: Finn Matheson

What team do you coach? 8C

How long have you been coaching at Terrace? Since 2017

What is your highest football representation / honour? Australian Representative

Favourite professional team? Manchester United

Favourite professional player? Why? David De Dea, because I aspire to have his goalkeeping talent

Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France

Tennis Wrap

Welcome to the final Round for the whole program of the GPS Tennis Competition for 2017 against Toowoomba Grammar School. We wish all families from the Year 11 and Open teams a safe journey up the mountain this Saturday. For a number of boys it will be the last time they represent Terrace Tennis and the coaching staff within the program would like to thank each individual for their outstanding contribution to the game. Our Open teams were fantastic against Ipswich Grammar School last round. In what surely is a record, our 2nd IV team, who have been fantastic all season, won their match 72/2 along with our 4th IV winning 48/2. Our 3rd IV remain undefeated as do our 1st IV. Our Opens age group this year have been simply outstanding. We were able to field a 6th IV for much of the season such was the interest of tennis in this age group. However most importantly the way they have represented the College is something to be most proud of. The young men that they have become certainly fits the mould of the ‘Terrace Gentleman’.

A reminder that we have our traditional Tennis end of season break-up BBQ, and trophy presentation at AMBI, from 4pm-6pm this Saturday. ALL BOYS are expected to attend and their families are most welcome. The Parent Supporter Group will be providing a free BBQ and the courts will be available for social tennis for all. The day will culminate in the end-of season awards which will hopefully start at approximately 5.15pm.

In addition to the usual awards, this year will feature the third presentation of the Terrace Tennis Medal. This is an initiative of the Support Group. The medal will be presented to each boy who has represented the College in tennis for at least five years, irrespective of what level that representation has been. It is to recognise the contribution of each young man who has shown a consistent commitment to the program over such a lengthy period.

I would like to formally thank Mr Cameron Van Balen on his outstanding contribution to the Terrace Tennis program as President of the Terrace Tennis Support Group.

Rugby Wrap

Season 2017 will once again see large numbers of boys wearing the Red and Black butcher stripes. Many thanks to all those families who took the time to register. To ensure the season gets off to a smooth start please take time to read through the below check list.

Clothing and Equipment:

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

Holiday Clinic:

  • Will take place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July at Tennyson at the below times. Please note there is no need to register as it’s an expectation that all boys attend. Only if you’re not attending are you required to inform the sports office.
    • 9am – 12pm ( U11, U12 and U14 Teams)
    • 1pm – 4pm (U13, U15, U16 and Open Teams)
    • Followed by a trial game against Brisbane Grammar School on Saturday 8 July at Tennyson (Schedule TBC).

Term 3 Tennyson Training Schedule:

Please note: Buses depart Terrace at 3.15pm sharp and will return at approx. 6.15pm.

Terrace Ladies Group

There are some lovely events coming up for the ladies of Terrace.

Tennyson Canteen

Our last home day for Football at Tennyson was on Saturday with a full football schedule and several rugby trial matches being held against Ipswich Grammar. Thank you to all the helpers on the day. We really appreciate your assistance.

Next term we have several home matches for rugby and we are currently planning extra food offers for the convenience of families across the day. The canteen will be operating in conjunction with the BBQ as per our normal operations as well as there being a second BBQ offer (aka The Chuck Wagon) down beside Eddie Dore Field. The canteen will have a special meal in the form of a soup or pasta dish to keep you warm on those cool winter days, so keep an eye out for those. We are also trialling another food option to be located next to the Chuck Wagon which may be paella or pizza.

Save the Date | 7 August – Mothers' Retreat

Be sure to put this wonderful morning of tai chi into your diaries where you will relax and relieve stress and anxiety with calming meditation in motion. We have two instructors from the Australian Academy of Tai Chi in New Farm coming to guide us in a group session under the jacarandas at Tennyson. Afterwards we will be serving a delicious range of fresh produce and cold pressed juices from Kiss the Berry, a business based at Southbank. A link for registering your attendance will be forwarded via an email closer to the day and the cost of attending will be $30 for the morning. No need to wear your active wear for this. Just comfortable clothes and footwear will do so you can easily go about your day afterwards feeling rejuvenated and revived.

Spring Luncheon | 1 September – Hillstone, St Lucia

Plans are advancing for the Ladies Spring Luncheon for 1 September at Hillstone St Lucia. This is shaping up be a wonderful celebration of our Terrace community all around a beautiful spring theme. Tickets will be $125 and include a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival (sponsored by SSKB Strata Managers) with canapés on the terrace, a sit down two-course meal with Riddle Range Sauvignon Blanc and Chateau De Brique “83” Rose on the tables. There will also be special drink prices, including Veuve Clicquot at $75 per bottle (usually $115) at the cash bar, great entertainment and raffle tickets to win amazing prizes.

To continue the festivities, Gambaro’s have provided a host of generous offers for us to enjoy at the end of the day. We have arranged a private charter of Council buses to get us there safely and in a timely fashion.

McKinney’s Jewellers have kindly offered a $5000 voucher towards our fundraising for the event. Thank you once again to McKinney’s for their generosity towards our TLG functions. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

There are many other terrific prizes on offer also. Details of these will be available closer to the event. If you would like to contribute a prize or voucher towards our fundraising efforts, please get in touch with Margie Nasser at All contributions are most welcome.

Invitations will be emailed on 3 August (Week 4) with tickets going on sale the following week on Tuesday 8 August through Try-Booking. The covering letter accompanying the invitation will include a link to Try-Booking for your convenience. Seating arrangements are in tables of 10, so it is a good idea to start planning your tables and nominate a table captain. Rest assured that if you are a smaller group or purchasing as an individual, we will accommodate you within your preferred year level. Everyone is sure to have a great time.

Key Dates

Invitations emailed: 3 August - Week 4 with link to Try-Booking

Tickets on sale: 8 August (via Try-Booking) – Week 5

Spring Luncheon – 1 September, Hillstone, St Lucia - Week 8

Coming Up

17 July – TLG Meeting – Guest Speaker - Mrs Julie Quinn

7 August – TLG Mothers Retreat – Tai Chi and fresh produce under the Tennyson jacarandas

Contact | TLG President | Mel Josephson:

Terrace Shop


Date and Time: Saturday 8 July | 12pm - 3pm
Where: Tennyson Playing Fields
Cost: Free entry | Finger food for adults & pizza for children. Cash bar available.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Wednesday 5 July
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Damian Hearne |

Rugby Season Launch - RSVP Here

Date and Time: Saturday 15 July | 7pm
Where: New venue - The Norman Hotel
Cost: Free entry | Welcome drink on arrival and canapes provided. Cash bar available.
RSVP: 12 July 2017
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anna McMahon | 0408 481 180
Angela Papacostas | 0411 749 044

Basketball Welcome Night - RSVP Here

Date and Time: Tuesday 15 August | 7.15pm - 11pm
Where: The Charming Squire | 3/133 Grey St South Brisbane
Cost: $40 (+ booking fees) | Includes a range of substantial canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 8 August
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Paula Galloway | | 0419 677 670

Yr 12 Formal Parents' Function - Book Here

Date and Time: Friday 25 August | 10.30am - 5.30pm
Where: Brisbane Golf Club | 70 Tennyson Memorial Ave Yeerongpilly
Cost: $135 per player (+ booking fees) for golf, BBQ lunch & after game cocktail snacks
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Steven George | | 0411 723 009

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets on sale Thursday 13 July. More details coming soon!
2017 Inaugural Br Buckley Breakfast featuring special guest speaker Cameron Clyne, ARU Chairman & Former CEO of NAB.
Date: Thursday 12 October
Where: Brisbane City Hall

Support the Terrace Performing Arts by purchasing a 2017 Entertainment Book. Membership costs just $65 and includes over $20,000 of value for discounts on a huge range of activities & services - such as restaurants, travel and entertainment.

TPA Entertainment Book - Purchase Here

Something to keep the budding Masterchef in your family busy over the holidays. Or just to give your son some cooking skills he won't ever regret learning!
Date and Time: Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 June | 9am - 4pm
Where: @ Tennyson Kitchens
Cost: $85 for 1 day class
Places are limited so get in early to avoid missing out!
For bookings please email following the link below.

Cook-Eat Class - Email Bookings Here

Year 12 Commemorative Terrace Merchandise
Commemorative Seniors of 2017 merchandise now ready to order! Make your selection from a great range of clothing, including a personalised Terrace Canterbury jersey, 18 000 Strong shorts and custom order Budgy Smuggler togs. Drop in to Student Services if you would like to view samples to assist with sizing selection of jerseys only. Order close Wednesday 12 July so don't delay!

Year 12 Terrace Merchandise - Buy HereSize Guide

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Click here for event details and booking links for the various parent social functions during the Term.

Year 10 Mother's Weekend

Date and Time: Saturday 19 August | 12pm - 4.30pm
Where: Sails Restaurant | On the Beachfront Hastings Street Noosa Heads
Cost: $135 for 4 course set menu
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 16 June
For further details or enquiries, please contact
Anne Learmonth | | 0409 655 436

Year 10 Mother's Lunch @ Sail's - Book Here