ABOUT ST JOSEPH’S, GREGORY TERRACE
Catholic Boys' College, Years 5–12
For 141 years Terrace has consistently proven itself to be one of Queensland’s leading schools, with a rich tradition of academic and co-curricula excellence.
The College’s vision is to provide a holistic Catholic Education. As a Catholic College in the Edmund Rice Tradition, Terrace aspires to be faithful to the Charter’s four touchstones: Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity.
The Terrace gentleman is a young man of faith and learning who will make a difference to the community through his knowledge, humility and wisdom.
The college was established by the Christian Brothers in 1875. There are four campuses — the main campus at Gregory Terrace, Waterford Place (Year 10s), 10 hectares of sporting facilities at Tennyson and an Outdoor Education Centre at Lake Maroon.
Academic outcomes for students are a focus of a balanced education. Our Senior students of 2015 attained 30 OP1s and a median OP score of five. A third of the Senior cohort received an OP of one, two or three.
Co-curricular activities are a key aspect of the Terrace education. The college is consistently among Queensland’s leading schools in areas as diverse as debating, cross-country, volleyball and rowing. It has a proud sporting tradition and offers a wide range of sporting pursuits, including rugby, football, gymnastics and cricket.
Boys from Years 5 to 7 are provided with musical instruments and lessons, while older students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument or continue with tuition. There are a large number of bands, ensembles, orchestras and choirs, who also have the opportunity to perform both in Australia and internationally.
A key facet of the college’s caring environment is its House system. On arriving at Terrace, students are placed in one of nine Houses under the direction of a House Dean. The Houses, which cater for students from Years 5 to12, are divided into tutor groups, each led by a staff tutor, with the Year 12 students cast as role models.