Communication @ Terrace
To stay up to date with all College activities and events, and support the academic progress of students, there are several communication channels for members of the Terrace Family.
Terrace App (SPIRE)
The App is the central general communication tool for the College. It is the key source of information, including tailored information for due work, timetable, assessment calendar and co-curricular information, general announcements, reminders, event details, and links to all College online services. An absentee tab provides an easy way to notify the College if your son is absent.
The App is password protected. All families should download the App via Google Play or the Apple App Store when the College's IT Department provide login information.
Parent Lounge is password protected. Login information is supplied to families later this year.
Parent Lounge is the central communication tool for information specific to your family and son/s. It is the place to locate your son's individual report cards, medical details, school fee statements and where to sign on for co-curricular activities and approve excursions. Bookings for parent/teacher interviews are made via Parent Lounge.
- Parent Lounge Introductory Guide
- Parent Lounge Guide - Extra Curricular (culture and sport) Sign-On
- Parent Lounge Guide - Updating Medical Details
For assistance with Parent Lounge contact ParentLounge@terrace.qld.edu.au
TERRACE FAMILY DIRECTORY
The Terrace Family Directory enables members of the Terrace community to easily contact each other. Individual contact details are included in the Directory via an ‘opt-in’ process in Parent Lounge. New parents and caregivers can opt in once access to Parent Lounge is provided. Current Terrace parents and caregivers can select to include their contact details anytime. It is an expectation that members of the Terrace Family use this information appropriately and respectfully.
Contacting Staff Members
Teaching commitments may make it difficult for teaching staff to be contacted during the day. It is therefore recommended that parents/caregivers send an email - firstname.lastname@example.org - requesting that teachers make contact with them. Alternatively, a message can be left on the staff member’s voicemail – contact the main switchboard at the College (3214 5200). For non-urgent matters, parents/caregivers may wish to contact Student Services via email: email@example.com
The College attempts to limit email communication by using College App notices. However, email is a form of communication at the College. Parents and caregivers are reminded to regularly update their email contact details via Parent Lounge.
Each year the College publishes a hard copy Calendar that is distributed during the first week of term via your son's PC Group. A ‘live’ version of the calendar is also hosted in Parent Lounge, on the College website here and through the College App. The digital calendar is typically available from mid-January.
FACEBOOK Like us at - StJosephsCollegeGregoryTerrace
INSTAGRAM Follow us at - @stjosephscollegeterrace and @GTEvents1875 (Terrace Family events)
TWITTER The central College Twitter account is @GregoryTerrace1
The College also has several additional Twitter streams to provide real-time updates for events and activities. Details for these accounts are provided by individual activities.
The Terracian is published thrice yearly and highlights important Terrace programs, Old Boys' events and stories and activities within the broader community. It is also available on the Terrace website here.
The Touchstone - Weekly News
The College emails The Touchstone to all families weekly on a Thursday afternoon. The Touchstone includes news and articles from the College Principal, College Captains and staff at the College. The articles provide a snapshot of life at the College and are a great way to stay connected.
The College has a range of Support Groups that parents/caregivers are welcome to join. These groups are designed to support the College and its activities. They assist in providing operational support for a range of co-curricular activities. The Support Group Committees meet during the year and are particularly important during the respective seasons. They provide an excellent forum for parents and caregivers to be involved in their son’s journey at Terrace. The Support Groups and current Presidents/Chairs can be found here.
The College's Learning Management System (called SPIRE) provides online access to all academic, co-curricular and pastoral care information. SPIRE is accessible to students, parents and staff via desktop or with selected information feeding directly to mobile devices in the College App. Access to SPIRE is password protected and the College's IT Department will provide login information.