Principal’s Message | Dr Michael Carroll

Dear members of the Terrace Family,

On Sunday, we celebrate Mother's Day and have the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our mothers for all that they have done for us and those who they care for.  On behalf of all within the Terrace Family, past, present and future, I say ‘thank you’ to all the mothers within our community and hope that many others offer you their thanks for all that you do.  To celebrate Mother's Day at Terrace, the TTN will be holding their Mother's Day stall on Friday 10 May and our Year 10 mothers have their breakfast at Waterford Place.  Happy Mother’s Day.

Over the next couple of weeks, a number of key activities are occurring at the school.  Next week, our Years 5, 7 and 9 students will participate in the NAPLAN testing program.  The testing is a significant time for these students, and I know that the entire Terrace Family wishes all students the very best over the testing days.  The staff have been working very hard in preparing the students for these tests.  Good luck to all of the students involved.

Next week will also see Terrace undertake its EREA School Renewal.  Our last School Renewal was held in 2014.  This process is an important opportunity for the Terrace Family – staff, students and parents – to ask ourselves, ‘How are we tracking as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition?’ I have sent a letter to all families earlier this week providing further information regarding this renewal process.  Once completed, the College will be provided with a Renewal Report which I will share with the community.  My thanks to the staff, students and parents who are involved in the interview process.

This week, Terrace will host Nudgee in Football and Tennis.  This will be our first home game for the season, and I am looking forward to seeing a good crowd at Tennyson.  The Football Support Group is also hosting their Season Launch on Saturday after the games.  Thanks to all involved in organising this event.

Finally this week, I again wish all of our mothers a happy and restful Mother’s Day.

God Bless.

Dr Michael Carroll
College Principal

Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Compliance and Complispace

Some parents may have noticed that the College advertised on the weekend for a position entitled Human Resources and Compliance Coordinator. A deliberate strategy for 2019 has been the establishment of a Human Resources and Compliance unit within the College. The advertised role is a school officer position which assists with administrative support for Ms Katie White, our inaugural Compliance Manager and Mrs Louise Smith, our inaugural Human Resources Manager. Historically, the work of these roles has been largely managed by myself as Deputy Principal and Mr Adam Read as Dean of Business Operations as well as our extended teams. As the size and complexity of Terrace have expanded and the legislative requirements of compliance and human resources in a school setting have also increased, it is prudent to establish this unit that will work across areas such as workplace health and safety, risk assessment, working with children legislation and requirements and professional development and training for teachers, school officers, co-curricular employees and volunteers of the school.

One of the ways Edmund Rice Education Australia is assisting and supporting in this area is the national roll out of an online tool entitled ‘Complispace’. This system is managed by a large group of experts in the areas of legislation, policy and process regarding these vital areas. We are now into our second year of training in the use of Complispace and are gradually rolling out various systems procedures, policy documents and online training modules that support our staff in the creation and maintenance of a safe learning environment for our boys. The College Board is also assisting in the leadership of this process with the introduction of a Risk Management Board sub-committee that has formed and commenced the work of providing advice and support to the College and reporting to the College Board.

Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer

The term is rapidly moving past us as we enter the end of Week 3. The due dates for drafts and assignments have begun to get closer.  For every student, the middle of the term is a time of pressure as assignments are due and exams loom. Therefore it is vitally important to have a study plan that will allow a student to navigate through this period.

I have been reading Deep Survival by Lawrence Gonzales, an American author who examines the characteristics of those who survive and the common behaviours of those who have overcome adversity. Whilst Gonzales mainly examines survival examples from external traumatic events like plane crashes and mountaineering accidents, he does relate what he has found to ‘surviving’ everyday life.

At some stage this term each student will feel overwhelmed with the work they need to do. Therefore, from Gonzales I have adapted a number of his recommendations to ‘survive’ the term:

• Perceive, believe – recognise the situation you are in and ask for assistance from parents, teachers and friends.
• Stay calm – with help, a way forward can be found.
• Think/analyse/plan – get organised and break down big tasks into small ones.
• Be present – don’t put off what you can do today.
• Keep at it – consistent hard work is the key to success.
• Celebrate your successes – stuck to your plan? Well done, celebrate!

Every student can find their academic success. As parents and teachers, it is important to recognise and assist with point one, for without recognition there is no movement forward. For students, take the opportunities on offer – staff tutoring (check Parent Lounge for details), Study Hall, Study Group. At the very least, listen in class and complete your homework.

All the best for the weeks to come.

Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Last Friday, we gathered as a College community to give thanks to a legacy born in Ireland more than 200 years ago that lives today, here and around the world. You would be aware it was the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice and a celebration of the great work the Christian Brothers have done at Terrace. We were fortunate to have Br Barry Buckley, Br Tony White and Br Damien Price join our assembly in the Campbell Centre. 

Seeing Br Damien Price last week reminded me of the “Universal man” podcasts that he broadcasts each week. One particular podcast, named “Setbacks” found here, talks about the need to rebound from the challenges we experience in life. The podcast commences by referring to Roosevelt’s famous quote that “it’s not the critic who counts…credit belongs to the man in the arena…his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat”. Boys face many setbacks daily, and it is important that they understand that first of all, it is normal and second, that they need to see it as an opportunity for their character to grow. The negative needs to transition into a positive. It can be difficult but very important that boys invest time in reflecting on why things happened in the first place, in order to find answers on how they might modify their character to thrive and grow as a person. 


Thank you for your support with ensuring the boys' blazers were ready to go this week. We did a spot check today during PC group, and House Deans will be in contact if there are any issues with your son’s uniform. A particular focus of today’s check was the standard of the Akubras. We will ask that Akubras with holes are refurbished before they become too large and the hat needs to be replaced. 

Mother's Day Breakfast

Tomorrow we have the Year 10 Mother’s Day Breakfast at Waterford. It is always a great event and wonderful to see the boys talking with their mothers in small social groups throughout the foyer at Waterford. I wish all our mothers an enjoyable day on Sunday with your families. Year 7 families will be receiving some information soon about the upcoming Year 7 Mother and Son evening on 27 May (Week 6). I encourage as many of you as possible to find the time to attend as it is an excellent evening. 

Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

Thanksgiving for our mums

Who truly started our Edmund Rice tradition? Was it Edmund Rice of Waterford, Ireland, the man who was on a mission to educate and liberate marginalised young men? Some would argue that it wasn’t this man, nor any man. Some would say it was women who catalysed Ricean education. To be more specific, some would say it was mothers.

Without a doubt, an Edmund Rice education is deeply grounded and enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus. However, truly appreciating the heart of Ricean education, a particular expression of Catholicity, draws us towards the women in Edmund Rice’s life. 

Two women, both mothers, were central to inspiring Edmund Rice to commit his life to the education of the poor and marginalised. His mother modelled ‘walking the talk’ of the Gospel with welcoming strangers into the Rice household without condition or judgment. It is no coincidence that our network of EREA embrace inclusion and dignity when supporting members of our school communities. Through reaching out to those new to our community, supporting fellow families who are coping with loss or illness or by listening to another who is struggling to cope, we are no longer strangers to each other. 
Edmund’s wife, the mother of his daughter, opened his eyes to social justice and social liberation.  The love for his wife, and the pain of her death, drew Edmund into the heart of the marginalised working class of Ireland, where humility was the bright light of humanity. The love of his daughter reaffirmed for Edmund his call to commit his life to be an advocate for a just education for young people so they may be liberated from social constraints and boundaries. 

Just as this was the case with Edmund Rice, each of our Terracians are blessed with mothers, grandmothers and carers who are their source of support, encouragement and inspiration. These wonderful women guide and nurture our young men with knowing and understanding the importance of caring for others and the power of unconditional love.

Mother’s Day this weekend is a timely occasion for each of us to acknowledge and affirm the place our mums, grandmothers and carers have in our hearts. I wish all our Terrace mums, grandmothers and carers a very happy Mother's Day, and I hope the weekend allows you and your family to share some special time together.

The Good News of Terrace – The Great Book Swap. Barrett and Buckley House embrace the chance to raise awareness of Closing the Gap of literacy levels amongst our Indigenous Australians.

Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Luke Gribble

The start of Term 2 has been a very busy time at Waterford Place, both in and out of the classroom.

At the end of Week 1, the boys listened to a presentation by Paul Dillon from DARTA (Drug and Alcohol Research and Training). Paul is highly regarding in this area of education and has a long association with Terrace contributing to the boys' Formation program in Years 10, 11 and 12. We hope that the information provided helps our young men make educated decisions and keeps them safe. Please ask your son what he took away from the DARTA presentation.

Last Wednesday, all Year 10 students sat the Allwell ‘Benchmark’ testing. This testing provides very useful information allowing the Studies Office to track our students’ academic performance and potential as individuals and a collective. Coupled with the NAPLAN data already collected, this information is very useful in our Academic Mentoring program. Robert Allwell’s team administers this testing program in many schools across the country. During the test, Robert commented to me that we are very fortunate with the level of engagement consistently shown by the students at Terrace. The current group of Year 10s definitely maintained this high standard, and I proudly passed on this wonderful compliment to the boys.

Thank you for your attendance at the Immersion presentation evening last week. As I listened to the presentations, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the exciting range of Immersion opportunities available to the boys. We are very fortunate at Terrace that staff are prepared to literally go the extra mile with your son and the Immersion program is evidence of this. We are now working hard at trying to accommodate the 244 selection preferences and negotiating with our external providers.

Thank you to staff and parents for gathering at the recent two rounds of Parent/Student/Teacher meetings. The partnership between school and home is vital in guiding and supporting your son. As always, please continue to stay in touch with your son’s teacher if concerns arise. This next period is an important time for your son to be working hard on his assignments.

The Waterford community is looking forward to welcoming many of our mothers for breakfast on Friday morning. I certainly hope that all the mums in our community have an enjoyable day on Sunday. 

Exceptional Learners

CAT Competition Results

The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition is a one-hour problem solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking.

The competition is an ideal activity to encourage students to solve real-world problems. It is suitable for any mathematics class and the process helps students become more confident as they take on interesting new challenges. 

This year, five Year 11 boys entered the competition and they achieved some great results:

  • Yang Zhang - High Distinction
  • Justin Jeyarajah - Distinction
  • Patrick Gleeson -  Distinction
  • Matthew Cho - Credit
  • Kevin Ye - Participation certificate 

The boys requested to participate in the competition and showed great determination and stamina to achieve these excellent results.

The competition has a mixture of multiple-choice and integer answers and incorporates unique ‘three-stage tasks’ that encourage students to develop informal algorithms and apply them to test data of increasing size or complexity. The original problems are designed to be quick to solve and highly approachable, and range in difficulty from very easy to challenging. Some questions test the ability to perform procedures, others require logical thought, while the more challenging problems require the identification and application of algorithms.

Director of Culture | Mr Matt Cocking

Opening night

Good luck to all students in Madagascar Jr and the All Hallow’ School production of High School Musical.

View the Madagascar Jr sizzle here.

This sizzle had more views in the first 48 hours than ‘We Will Rock You’ which now has over 3.7K views. We are pleased to announce that we have now sold out all three shows. The amount of effort that goes into a production of this magnitude is immeasurable and we should be very proud of our students, parents and staff. Our performers are looking forward to showcasing their talents in the Edmund Rice Theatre tonight. Please remember to bring your tickets with you as all seats are allocated in the Theatre. Foyer drinks and finger food will be available from 5.30pm with doors opening at 6.10pm for a 6.30pm show.  Thank you to the TPA for their hospitality and a special thanks to our lead makeup artist Ms Nicole Ericksen and her crew from Academy of Makeup – Brisbane.

QDU Debating  

After a successful season for the GPS Competition, our debaters in Years 8 to 12 continue their participation in the QDU Secondary competition. These teams are currently halfway through the qualifying rounds of the competition. If teams win three or more of their debates, they are eligible for the finals which are held in Term 3. A note to teams that there are a number of postponed debates and a reminder to check their emails from Mr Stormonth regarding these. An updated version of the QDU Secondary draw is available via the College App. 

Our Years 5, 6 and 7 QDU teams will be commencing soon with the release of the QDU Primary and Junior Secondary competition draw to be announced soon. Coaches will be starting to contact teams to confirm training times.

We have a number of opportunities coming up for Terrace Debaters to participate in skills development this term. Firstly, we have our Debating Seminar on Tuesday 14 May from 3.30pm to 5pm. Secondly, we will be hosting our Terrace Debating Workshop for QDU Years 5, 6 and 7 students on Sunday 26 May from 9am to 1pm. More details regarding these will be released shortly. 

Support Group Meetings

Debating Support Group – Tuesday 23 July, 5.30pm in the Old Boys’ Room
Terrace Performing Arts – Tuesday 23 July, 5.30pm in the Callan Centre

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 to share, please tag us. 

Director of Music | Mr Jan Hewerdine

Opening night

Tonight is opening night for the Middle School Musical ‘Madagascar’. The sets are amazing, the acting is great and the singing is first class. For those who can’t make the show (or are just curious) check out our Madagascar Jr sizzle here.

Congratulations to the Symphonic Wind Ensemble for their performance at College Assembly this week. Next week, the String Quartet will be performing with guest soloist Jack Gardiner on Assembly.

Music Practice Hall

A reminder that 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 practice with guided supervision. This is run by tutors from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and other tertiary institutions. AMEB candidates please note that these tutors are also on hand to assist with the components of the exams. I encourage those interested to avail yourselves of the service.

Co-curricular Music

Term 2 is a busy time for the Co-curricular Music program. Pep Band is involved in three important home games at Tennyson. This band is comprised of members drawn from the top two big bands, the Tuba Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble Two.

The Norman Clarke Concert is our annual showcase for the premier ensembles. A new initiative this year is the addition of Year 5 Classroom Music Band and Strings. These two groups are the direct beneficiaries of Mr Clarke’s generosity and this is an exciting development. Workshops during Staff Week and a USA Tour round out the term.

Term 2 Events

  • Thursday to Saturday 9-11 May, Middle School Music Production - selected performers  only. 
  • Saturday 11 May, 12.30pm - Pep Band.  
  • Saturday 25 May, 12.30pm - Pep Band.  
  • Saturday 1 June, 12.30pm - Pep Band.  
  • Sunday 9 June, Norman Clarke concert, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm. 
  • Monday 24 June, Drumline and BB2 workshop. 
  • Tuesday 25 June, First Percussion Ensemble BB3 band workshop. 
  • Wednesday 26 June, Percussion 2, Percussion 3, TJC band workshops.
  • Sunday 23 June – 3 July, USA Music tour.

The Weekly Wrap

Football Wrap

Firstly, a big thank you to all the families who have travelled away the past two weekends and have met challenges with venues being split and fields being difficult to locate at times. 

This weekend, we head home to Tennyson for our first home game of the GPS season against Nudgee College. 

It has been a wonderful start to the GPS Football season with so many committed young boys giving 100 percent on the field for our great school! Last weekend, we had 17 wins, 16 losses and three draws across the program.  Pleasingly, we also displayed some fantastic football across the day. It has been very rewarding to see so many young Terrace Gentlemen enjoying themselves over the past two weekends. We look forward to creating many more great moments and memories when we host Nudgee on Saturday. 

Please remember, we have our Season Launch at 5pm after the 1st XI game. Book your place now via our website.

Mr Mitchell Edwards
Director of Football 

1st XI report

After taking a three goal lead on the weekend, we conceded just before half time.  After the break, BBC, with the sniff of blood, really threw everything at us. We still created some good opportunities, and there is a lot to be learned from the experience in terms of game management, as a group and individually. 

Chris Morseray worked hard up front and Solomon Weldemariam was effervescent in midfield. Aymeric Morgan made two outstanding saves in the first half as well, at crucial times of the game. 

It is easy to say we threw two points away, but the positive is that we gained one valuable point away from home against a team that has recruited well since last season. Despite that, the boys were disappointed with themselves after the game and this will help create the right mindset for our first home match against our traditional rivals, Nudgee College.

Mr John Kosmina
Head Coach

Gymnastics Wrap

The second GPS Gymnastics lead up meet occurred over the weekend with The Southport School hosting Brisbane Boys’ College, and it was another excellent day for our gymnasts.
Terrace gymnasts showcased their ability to learn and adapt quickly on every apparatus since they joined the BBC program in Term 1.
Special mention goes to Michael Carr (Year 11) for passing level 7 and leading the way for GTS Division 1 and Zachary Yoong (Year 6) for scoring a Personal Best for Division 3. 
Special thanks to Mr Josh Chambers – Head Coach, who is guiding and preparing our boys for the upcoming GPS Gymnastics Championships.


GPS Gymnastics Championships – Saturday 8 June 2019.

Rugby Wrap

Rugby Australia’s front row passport

Last week our 1st XV, 2nd XV and 16A/B front rowers, along with our specialist front row coaches, attended the Rugby Australia “Front Row Passport” coaching program. All nine GPS schools were present, along with RA and QRU coaching staff. The new curriculum in this RA pilot program will focus on the 1st XV, 2nd XV and 16A/Bs in 2019. However, elements of the program will be delivered across our underage teams by our specialist scrum coaches.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following boys who represented Metropolitan North at the recent Under 18 State Carnival: Emerson Treasure, Angus Dillman, Ezekiel Amituanai, Xavier Boyle, Jack Leis, Pat Elekana, Devin Pule'anga, Quinn Siolo and Henry Davis. Emerson Treasure, Angus Dillman, Ezekiel Amituanai, Xavier Boyle and Pat Elekana were rewarded with selection in the Queensland Schoolboy 1 and 2 teams for their outstanding performances.

Coaching and Refereeing 

Parents, if you are interested in coaching or refereeing please contact me via email for more information

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

Tennis Wrap

The results from the round vs Brisbane Boys College were as expected. BBC sets the standard in terms of playing across all age groups in GPS Tennis. Terrace fought hard and the quality of tennis played by both schools was a great reflection of the health of the game throughout Australia. Terrace were successful in many matches in the Years 5 and 6 teams, which sets the program up well for the future. In the secondary teams, it was more of a struggle, highlighted by fantastic performances in the Year 8s, with wins in the 8A, 8B, 8C and a one game loss to the 8D team.

1st IV 

After a successful start to the season against TGS, our boys came up against a very strong BBC 1st IV team in Round 2. The day started off with the four singles matches. Our boys all did well early, staying close and applying good pressure to the BBC boys. Bryce Robinson won at Number 1 and the other three boys all lost their matches; Dominic Anderson and Charlie Van Balen in straight sets and Sean Pacey in a tough three set battle. This put us down 3 -1 after the singles. Our doubles again became a very tight affair, however we just couldn’t convert on those few clutch points throughout each of the matches. Bryce and Dominic went down in three sets while Sean and Charlie were defeated in a close straight sets match.

Please see here for Round 2 Results

Captains’ Corner | College Captain, Oliver Seawright

A school day goes for six hours and 45 mins. There are five in a week. There are 37 weeks in a school year. Most guys play sport. Let us say a student plays two terms of sport per year. With 90-minute training sessions and a game on Saturday, that student spends 111 hours a year wearing the red and black at sport. The average Terracian, not including public holidays, spends 1312 hours a year on school campus. For a guy beginning his journey in Year 5, that is 10 496 hours spent at Terrace. For those eight years, he spends 24% of his waking hours at Terrace (assuming he sleeps for nine hours). 

It is easy to think that schools are solely a place for hitting the books; that schooling success is defined by the little number that the computer spits out at the end. They are not. If I can add numbers properly and school really does take up a quarter of your teenage years, then a school is almost as much a home as an actual house. 

On Tuesday, myself and some Seniors with varying musical abilities, performed a song called “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (a great tune in itself if your Spotify playlist is looking a little dull). We performed this song in particular, not for the school to laugh at Tom Burns’ tone deafness, but to ignite a feeling that, hopefully, becomes ingrained into Terrace culture. For those who have heard about it or seen it on Facebook, no one actually slept on Internationals Oval at Tennyson, but that notion of ‘sleeping at the school’ is symbolic of the many hours Terrace boys invest in their schooling and the hugely significant role that Terrace plays in the life of the boys. 

I believe firmly that at school, quadratics and frixion pens are secondary to relationships and happiness. Whilst Terrace is known for its academic prowess, there is a strong emphasis on the development of the whole man; the gentleman. What do I mean by that? Terrace produces good men. When 189 blokes grab their Old Boy tie and hug it out with their mates on November 15, the world receives 189 good men; guys of humility, knowledge and wisdom. 

“Home”, to us, is more than a word. It is a shift in perspective. When the bell goes at 8.25am (or doesn’t go because the bells are broken), it should put smiles on faces, not make hearts sink. The bell, to me, is a reminder that I am part of a community; something far greater than anyone who belongs to it. The bell, at whatever weird time it rings, reminds me I am home. On that note (a note, probably off-key if played by us), I will leave you with some of the lyrics from “Homecoming” – The Terrace version. 

God Bless.

Our Home, let me go home
Home is when I’m at GT!
Our home, let me go home
Home is when I’m at GT!
La, la, la, la, take me home.
GT, I’m coming home.
College Hall to Billet Street…
Stomping to the drumline’s beat…
Fans and stands and loud war cries…
Terrace spirit never dies…
Home is when I’m at GT!
Home is when I’m at GT!

Terrace Ladies Group

Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea

The Years 5-9 Mothers' High Tea held in the beautiful Marquee at Victoria Park last Friday was a wonderful morning celebrated by a record 345 ladies. The event was a perfect opportunity to make new friendships and for the new Terrace mums to feel a part of the Terrace Family right from the start. It is the excitement and enthusiasm of the younger grades that reinforces the caring community we value so much. 

Mrs Mary Seawright, the mother of our College Captain Oliver Seawright, was our guest speaker. Mary spoke about her deep seated and long history with Terrace dating back two generations to the homeland of blessed Edmund Rice in Ireland. Mary captivated us with her tips in embracing the College for all it has to offer each and every member of the family. We were entertained with windows into their journey thus far. 

Thank you to the businesses who contributed to our fabulous prize pool: The Malouf Family, Hellenika, Gambaros, Lipstick Time, Oatley Wines, Susan Driver Jewellery, La Cache A Vin, Clayfield Hairlines, Jo Malone, Terry White Chemist and Rallings printing. Victoria Park were very generous to us once again. With so many functions being organised at this venue for Terrace, it almost feels like an extension to our campus. They certainly make us feel that way when we are there. Finally, a special thank you to Mrs Renee Pfaender and her team of ladies for all their efforts in bringing the fabulous morning together: Mrs Elizabeth Sheehan, Mrs Kelly Drew, Mrs Anna Stiles, Mrs Suzie O’Shea-Slack, Mrs Rebecca Murphy, Mrs Libby Sheehan, Mrs Marni D'Allura, Mrs Tammy Butterfield and Mrs Donna Asnicar. Of course, there were more ladies along the way, to whom we are also grateful for their help. 

Tennyson Canteen

Please keep an eye out for the volunteer list in the Round 3 Football email and, if possible, offer an hour of your time. Often, we are out at Tennyson prior to our sons’ games and could use this spare time to lend a hand to help in the smooth running of both the canteen and BBQ. This Saturday, it would be good to see Years 9 and 10 parents fill those volunteering spots. Our boys love their food after playing so any home baking would also be greatly appreciated.  

Year 12 Mothers’ Masses 

On Tuesday 14 May at 7.30am the College will host Mass for the second group of mothers of our 2019 Seniors. Please join us for a light morning tea with your son afterwards in the Founders’ Room.

Past Mothers’ Mass 

The Past Mothers’ Mass for 2019 is being hosted by the TLG 
Date and Time: Sunday 19 May, 10am 
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family, St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 
Cost: $26pp (+ booking fees) | Includes morning tea 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 14 May 

If you have a family member or friend who you think may like to attend and who may not have received an invitation, please contact Mrs Samantha Mills or on 0409 290 906. Alternatively, please feel free to forward them the booking link. 

Tickets can be purchased via the College Events page, or BOOK HERE for Past Mothers Mass. 

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. 

Coming Up 

• Monday 14 May - Year 12 Mother and Son Mass, 7:30am Chapel of the Holy Family followed by Morning Tea in the Founders' Room
• Sunday 19 May - Past Mothers Mass, 10am Chapel of the Holy Family followed by Morning Tea in the Founders’ Room
• Monday 10 June - TLG Meeting, 7:30am Founders’ Room, light breakfast served 
 Contact | TLG President | Kirsten

Terrace Shop

Trading Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7.30am-12pm, 12.30-3.30pm

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Find all your Term 2 Terrace Family event details here...

Give a gift with extra special meaning this Mother's Day. Purchase a Mother's Day TTN gift online or in person next Friday 10 May at lunchtime outside the Campbell Centre.  Gifts are limited so be quick!

TTN Mother's Day Gifts | Order Here

Show your support for the Terrace Football program and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes, including:

  • 2 nights stay at Brisbane's hottest new hotel, the Calile Hotel on James St. Prize includes accommodation, valet parking, breakfast at the Lobby Bar and a $150 voucher to Hellenika
  • $500 Canterbury voucher
  • $500 Terry White Chemmart voucher

Plus so many more...

Tickets on sale via the below link until draw Friday 21 June.

Football Raffle | Tickets Here

Date and Time: Sunday 19 May | 10.00am 
Where: Chapel of the Holy Family, St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Cost: $26pp (+ booking fees) | Includes morning tea
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 14 May
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Samantha Mills | | 0409 290 906

Past Mothers' Mass | RSVP Here

Date and Time: Sunday 2 June | 1.00pm arrival for 2.00pm movie start
Where: New Farm Cinemas | 701 Brunswick St New Farm
Cost : $20.50 (+ booking fees) | Includes movie ticket & lucky door prize ticket
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below by Friday 3 May
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Steven Hohn |

Movie Fundraiser | Book Here

Tickets on sale next week!
Date and Time: Thursday 25 July | 6.30pm 
Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Rd Herston
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Andrew Stormonth |

Performance Dates and Time: Thursday 9 May, Friday 10 May & Saturday 11 May | Venue and bar open from 5.45pm. Doors 6.10pm. Show 6.30pm.
Where: Edmund Rice Theatre, Gregory Terrace, Waterford Place, 40 Quarry St Spring Hill
For further information or enquiries, please contact
Imogen Brown | | 3214 5226

Year Level Parent Social Functions

Find all your upcoming parent function details here...

Year 7 Mahoney Mother's Lunch

Details: Friday 17 May | 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Where: Patina Restaurant, Customs House Brisbane, 399 Queen Street
Cost: $46pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 2 course lunch
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Monday 13 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact            
Svjetlana Conn | | 0403 585 351

Year 7 Mahoney Lunch | Book Here

Year 8 Mother's Lunch

Details: Friday 31 May | 12.00pm - 3.00pm 
Where: Libertine Bar and Restaurant, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace 
Cost: $40pp (+ booking fees) | Includes 6 course Autumn Long Lunch menu 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 21 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact             
Nicole Hoffmann | | 0417 793 583

Year 8 Mother's Lunch | Book Here

Year 7 Magee Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Friday 31 May | 7.00pm
Where: Mrs Brown's Kitchen and Bar, 32 Commercial Rd Newstead
Cost: $43pp (+ booking fees) | Includes substantial canapes
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Friday 24 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact            
Jude Lunn | | 0421 280 400

Year 7 Magee Function | Book Here

Year 12 State of Origin Parent/Caregiver Function

Details: Game 1 | Wednesday 5 June | 6.30pm
Where: The Lord Alfred, 68 Petrie Terrace Brisbane 
$10pp | Includes bar snacks. Paid to Robin Tucker on the evening. 
RSVP: Please RSVP via email below by Thursday 30 May
For further details or enquiries, please contact           
Robin Tucker | | 0418 158 429

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Year 12 Mother's Lunch

Details: Saturday 8 June | Midday
Where: Azure Restaurant, Elements of Byron Resort, 144 Bayshore Drive Byron Bay 
Cost: $73pp (+ booking fees). Includes 2 course lunch 
RSVP: Please RSVP using the below link by Tuesday 30 April
For further details or enquiries, please contact           
Prue Long | | 0427 134 693

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Community Information

Please join the TLG at the Past Mothers' Mass on Sunday 19 May