Gregory Terrace has a tradition of striving for excellence in the classroom and for celebrating academic achievement. This spirit of striving and application has seen Gregory Terrace’s academic performance remain consistently high. Recent Senior cohorts have attained outstanding Tertiary Entrance and Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test results and Terrace typically figures in the top five high schools in Queensland for median OP scores. Just as strong results are recognised, so too is improvement and students being the ‘best that they can be’.
We have an innovative and progressive school structure and superb campus facilities that reflect both significant planning and research into the education of young men as well as our College Mission.
Student performance is tracked from entry to exit, through a detailed examination and assessment process, providing students, staff and parents with pertinent information on the effectiveness of study habits. Terrace offers a wide-ranging and relevant curriculum and by Years 11 and 12, our students have honed a course of subjects, designed and moderated by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, appropriate to them. This diversity of opportunity can be seen in our range of faculties.
Academic medals continue to be a prized possession by our students. The Buchanan Medal, in particular, holds a historic place in our tradition of scholarship, replicas of which are now awarded to those students who obtain an Overall Position (OP) of 1. In 2016, 31 Year 12 students received an OP1 at Gregory Terrace.
The announcement of the recipient of the Laurence Healy Memorial Prize, The Blessed Edmund Rice Award for the Dux of the College, our premier academic award, at our annual Celebration of Excellence, is also highly anticipated.
Gregory Terrace has also produced 17 Rhodes Scholars.
Our Academic Programs are overseen and administered by the Dean of Studies - Mrs Julie Quinn.