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 a source of key information including announcements, alerts, information on sport and culture, contacts and links to all College online services. Access the subscriptions settings through the ‘cog’ icon within the app and select the relevant Year level/s and activities to receive only notifications relevant to your son/s.
The weekly College newsletter, which includes a Weekly Wrap from the Sport Department, is emailed to parents/caregivers and linked on Facebook and through the College app every Thursday afternoon.
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 and through the College app. The Calendar contains useful contacts and telephone numbers as well as events which might involve your son or the whole family. The digital calendar is typically available from mid-January.
Further details on how to access Parent Lounge will be available early in the new year. Parents and caregivers are required to keep the College informed of their contact details by updating personal information via Parent Lounge. Email correspondence is regularly sent to parents/caregivers, and parent/teacher interviews are booked via the Parent Lounge; therefore, parents/caregivers are asked to regularly check that email details are up to date.
A change in family circumstances can be a source of stress, which may be eased if staff members are aware of the situation. Parents who wish to discuss their son’s special circumstances are encouraged to contact their son’s PC Mentor, Core Teacher or House Dean.
The Student Café is a portal that allows students to view all their school, sport, assessment and social activities for a day, week or month. Student Café will be explained to students when they start at Terrace. This facility allows students to build their eDiary based on feeds from:
• the school timetable • school based events • activities and assessments due (draft and final) • sports fixtures • tours and excursions • their own personal calendar.
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 central College Twitter account is @GregoryTerrace1
- The College has several additional Twitter streams to provide real-time updates for events and activities
The Terrace Family Directory
The Terrace Family Directory is a document that enables members of the Terrace community to contact each other easily, be aware of businesses that support Terrace and have quick access to all the important College information. Individual contact details are included in the Directory via an ‘opt-in’ process in Parent Lounge. Current Terrace parents and guardians can select to include their contact details at any time. New parents and guardians will be provided with information on how to opt-in at the start of the new year. It is an expectation that members of the Terrace Family use this information appropriately and respectfully.
The Terracian is published three times each year and highlights important Terrace programs, Old Boy events and stories and activities within the broader community. It is also available on the Terrace website.
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 services, financial support and day- to-day 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 to be involved in their son’s journey at Terrace. The Support Groups and current Presidents/Chairs can be found here.