Forms to be Returned
Please complete the online forms below as per the following checklist by 20 September 2020.
|Medical Information||Information to be recorded by the sick bay nurses of new students||Compulsory|
|Internet Acceptable Use Policy||Parents and students new to the College||Compulsory|
|Terrace Family Group Sign On||Parents willing to assist with the TFG||Not compulsory|
|Terrace Family Buddy Program||Parents wishing to participate in the Family Buddy Program||Not compulsory|
|Tuckshop assistance||Parents willing to volunteer in Tuckshop||Not compulsory|
For families new to Terrace in 2021 - please note that Parent Lounge access details will be sent directly from the College IT Department. This will occur the week beginning 18 January. Please email ParentLounge@terrace.qld.edu.au with any queries.
Dear Terrace Parents or Caregiver,
Being a parent of a Terrace student, you are automatically a member of the Terrace Family Group, known simply as the TFG. Participating in the TFG is a very rewarding and enriching experience and everyone is most welcome to be involved. Our role in the Terrace community takes many forms, but our three main areas are hospitality and fundraising, care and concern, and the running of the Tennyson Canteen. Family, work and other commitments keep parents very busy, so we are extremely grateful for any assistance you may be able to offer throughout the year.
TFG Hospitality and Fundraising The hospitality offered by the TFG at College functions is warmly received and appreciated by both incoming and current families. The TFG also coordinates highly anticipated events like an annual High Tea for mothers in the younger grades, Fashion Parade, Spring Lunch and the College’s GT145 Gala Ball, which is held every five years. The community building and fundraising success of these functions is only possible due to great attendance, so be sure to come along.
Care and Concern Hospitality is an important role of the TFG, providing welcome and building community by creating opportunities to gather, meet and talk to each other. Care and Concern is a further extension and has the great privilege of reaching out to members of the Terrace family in times of hardship and crisis; to offer comfort, strength and nurturing through the provision of meals. To let members of our community know that they are not alone when things are tough. Care and Concern is offered in times of grief, illness and accident, and we are blessed to have over 100 people on a list offering to provide meals at these times. Care and Concern extends beyond “the list” and the making of meals. Just as you become a member of the TFG when your son starts at Terrace, so do you become an integral part of the Care and Concern community. If you are aware of someone experiencing difficult times, reach out and offer them C&C support. Please indicate below to be added to the database and receive updates.
Each year our rowers stand, hands on each other’s shoulders and say “When you need me my Terrace brothers, I will be there for you” and in the same way we can connect and be there for families and staff at Terrace. If you wish to have your name added to the volunteer list, please contact via email above.
The TFG runs the Tennyson canteen under the supervision of our Canteen Convenor and the assistance of parent volunteers. A link to a volunteer sign-on is included in a notice of game schedules sent out to families each home game week. Home bake donations for sale at the canteen is also very welcome.
As you can see, the role of the TFG is quite varied and there are many opportunities for you to be involved. If you would like to be included on the TFG data base, please provide your email details on the form below and return it to the College in the envelope provided.
Welcome to the Terrace Family. I look forward to meeting you during your first weeks at Terrace.
Terrace has for many years run a Buddy Program for its newest Terracians, where the boys are paired with buddies from Year 12 to assist them in settling into their new environment. This has proven to be very successful and the boys from both year levels gain much from the experience.
The Terrace Family Group also offer a Buddy Program for our newest parents, who may also find the transition to a new school tricky. Parents and caregivers of current students are buddied with new parents and caregivers according to suburb and son’s year level.
As we’ve all been new to Terrace at some point, we are hopefully able to help with some of those inevitable early questions – How do I use the Terrace App to buy tickets to College events? Do parents attend the Swimming Carnival? How many sports uniforms do they really need? A simple question to an experienced parent buddy can save a lot of confusion or uncertainty.
If you would like to be part of the Parent Buddy Program, please fill in the form below and return it to the College. We will then organise for a current parent to make contact with you in the weeks leading up to the commencement of school in January. They will be more than happy to pass on advice and/or information that will hopefully make for an easier transition for you and your son in the first couple of weeks and months.
The GT Canteen welcomes the assistance of parent volunteers.
Volunteers are asked to help from approximately 9.30am - 1.30pm with a range of duties, such as food prep and serving. Parents may sign on weekly, monthly or on a once a term basis.
Please use the following form to sign up and the GT Canteen will be in touch with you in the new school year to confirm your shift.
All parent volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.