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.
The app is the central general communication tool for the College. It is the key source of information including announcements, reminders, event details, co-curricular training schedules, assessment calendars and links to all College online services. An absentee tab provides an easy way to notify the College if your son is absent.
To minimise notifications, select subscriptions via the cog icon within the app (top right):
- Select your son/s Year Level/s
- Select relevant Performing Arts or Sports activities
- Select 'All of School', 'Community' and 'Events' for general College information
All families should download the App via Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Parent Lounge is password protected. Login information is supplied to families about a week before boys begin at the College.
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 - Tours and Excursions
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 at any time. 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 through the use of 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.
- The College also has several additional Twitter streams to provide real-time updates for events and activities
Terrace News - Newsletter
The College newsletter, the Terrace News, is emailed to parents/caregivers and linked on the College app and social media every Thursday afternoon. The newsletter contains a snapshot of key events and happenings from around the College and is a great way to stay connected with the spirit of the College.
A link to the Terrace News is available via the website here.
The Terracian is published three times each year 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 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.