Compass No 420 - May 2016

From the Principal

Engaging Through Appreciation

We grow the best in others by highlighting the good that they bring into our lives. Small acts of expressing our appreciation include respecting the time that people give to us, seeing the good that has been done and being particular in the way we say thank you. These acts energise the people around us. Expressing our appreciation also helps us to adopt a positive growth mindset as we interact with others. We build engagement for ourselves and others through focusing on strengths.

The Bible reminds us of the importance of valuing the different parts that people play within our lives in Corinthians. Here, through the analogy of the critical role different body parts play in making us whole, we are encouraged to value the different gifts that people bring. More than this, we see that it is in community, where we are connected together, that the enactment of these gifts brings greatest benefits to the parts and the whole.

Principal's Log

This Sunday, Middle and Senior College students will be collecting for the Salvation Army as part of the Red Shield Appeal. Over the past fortnight, College families have also donated food and other items so that they can better support those in need on the coast. Our community’s support of the Salvation Army is an easy and important way for us to make a difference for many local people. It is a special relationship that has been strengthened by the mutual generosity of our community and the Salvation Army. Once again, I have been impressed by the large collections in different classrooms across the College. Thank you to everyone for playing your part well and in particular to Mr Brendan Delaney, Miss Kim Stone and Mr David Druery for their leadership of this relationship and to our staff, students and parents for your generosity. 

It was a very special celebration as Bishop Paul Smith installed Pastor Tim Jarick as our new College Pastor last Friday. Special guests included pastors from neighbouring congregations and representatives from Lutheran Education Queensland. Staff, students, parents and Council members presented Pastor Tim with gifts to support him in his service to our community. The service also gave us the opportunity to express our deep appreciation to Mr Russell Kleidon for the extensive service and leadership he has provided as a member of the College Council and as Chair of the Property and Development Committee since 2004.

  

In another great community event, the College and the St Mark’s @ Pacific congregation presented Bibles to the Prep children during the congregation’s service on Sunday. The excitement of the children as they flicked through the brightly coloured Bible stories brought a smile to many faces. We thank the Prep parents, grandparents and friends for being part of this very special service and trust that the Bibles will provide important connections for them as families and for the children. A particular thank you to Mrs Sue Zweck, Pastor Tim Jarick and Pastor Ray Morris for their leadership of this event.

Middle and Senior College students will have received guidance to support them in their preparation for the upcoming exams. It is important that individual and family routines allow for a balanced approach to study, in a well lit, ventilated, quiet space and time for focused learning, family time, exercise, healthy food and rest. We wish our Middle and Senior College students all the best as they prepare for these important assessments.

May God give us appreciative hearts that see the good that others do for us each day.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Dealing With Your Giants

During the week, I witnessed the Year 7 classes present stories from the Old Testament and explain why these biblical characters were heroes. Of course, the classic biblical hero is David. David slaying the giant Goliath is one of those stories that captures your imagination, no matter how many times you read it. The story is a classic for children. Who wouldn’t love the battle of the little guy against the big man, the underdog who triumphs? The story has all the elements that children and adults appreciate: mythical giants, war and violence, kings, armies and weapons, defeating your enemies in battle. My favourite part of the story in the rhyming bible (that I used with my children when they were young) was when David comments on Goliath’s taunting of the Israelite army; David says, “This man’s a clod he makes fun of the living God”.

Apart from the elements pointed out above, I think the reason these types of stories appeal to us is that we can identify with the small guy battling something bigger and more powerful. For example, who of us at times doesn’t have fears that tower over us like giants? Who of us hasn’t given up on something that we think is too big for us to handle?

The crux of this story is that the small, insignificant shepherd boy is not terrified by what he sees. David is so immersed in God that he cannot believe everyone cowering before the giant. David had not lost his awareness of God. He saw what no one else did that he could defeat the powerful giant with five smooth stones. He ran, and with one stone from his sling, he killed Goliath. David dealt with the giant Goliath by trusting in the Lord. He believed, when no one else did, that the Lord would deliver him as He had in the past. What a way to deal with your giants!

Jesus once said, “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” (Matthew 17:21)

Prayer: Lord, give us such an imagination and faith. Help us to trust that you can deal with our giants.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the College Council

College Council Update

At the May College Council meeting, Councillors were privileged to hear from members of the teaching and learning leadership team. This was an opportunity for us to hear how our strategic plan is being developed and implemented with the staff of our College. The team also highlighted some of the innovative and exciting ways that this is flowing through to the classrooms, influencing the creative thinking and learning of our students.

This month, the Property and Development Sub-committee has welcomed Mr Bayden Dodds as a new member. We thank Bayden for his willingness to share his knowledge and support the ongoing development of the College. The Property and Development Sub-committee is currently investigating the cost and feasibility of temperature control in the remaining learning spaces that do not have air-conditioning. Once this has been determined, staging of its implementation will be worked through so that upward pressure is not placed on school fees.

Mr James McLellan, a long standing member of the Council, tended his resignation at the May meeting. James has been a thoughtful and genuine contributor to Council and a valuable source of wisdom in decision-making and strategic direction. We thank James for his willing and conscientious involvement over many years and wish him well in his new endeavours. We acknowledge the generous contribution of both James and Mr Russell Kleidon, who will also be retiring from Council following the June 2016 Council meeting.

I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude not only to the Councillors, but also to the Principal, staff and parents of the College for your enduring commitment to the growth and development of our community and the enrichment of our students. May we continue to grow deeply under the umbrella of God’s grace and love.

Mrs Ruth Zerner, College Council Chair

From the Director of Students

Year 9 Altitude Day

On Tuesday, the Year 9 leaders attended Altitude Day. The day was a positive education experience for Middle College leaders across the Sunshine Coast. Altitude Day aims to nurture and empower young people so they can do remarkable things and flourish.

Following are accounts of the day from Georgia Harle and Jack Clark.

Georgia Harle, Year 9:

The first guest speaker was a very inspiring young lady named Jordyn Archer who received the Young Australian of the Year award in 2014, at just 22 years old. During her talk, she gave us five tips about life and how we should go about living it.

  1. Find what inspires you – it can be anything you want it to be. Never once did Jordyn say that school grades or your background affects what you have the potential to be and, with enough passion and ambition, we can do whatever we want.
  2. Move outside your comfort zone, to grow and to do more. She explained that people who just let the days slip by never did anything spectacular with their lives and that we could be different.
  3. Don't limit yourself. Jordyn said that we shouldn't limit ourselves to what everyone else is telling us to do if we don't agree, because we can do amazing things in this world.
  4. Live out your passion and be confident in your capabilities.
  5. Never stop challenging yourself and do something now!

The biggest thing I took away from her speech was that there are simple things we can do right here in our local community to help out. It doesn't have to be a large-scale act of kindness, it can be as simple as giving a can of food or a gold coin to an organisation, which helps them to change the world.

Before the guest speaker presentations, the yLead team gave an introduction on how we can make a difference to the world around us. The yLead team talked to us about possibilities and potential. We had to write down 10 goals for high school. Many of us had things like getting our driver’s licence, or making a particular sporting team, or achieving good marks at school. One of the main instructors, Matt, talked to us about a scale – at one end was ‘possible’ and at the opposite end was ‘actual’. In between the two ends was empty space, which he called ‘potential’. He explained how we can turn the ‘possible’ into ‘actual’ by using the ‘potential’ we have and the opportunities we are given. He then gave us four keys to unlocking potential:

  1. Live your passions. This includes having conversations with people who we wouldn't normally talk to and also travelling to places with a different culture to ours.
  2. Challenge yourself. We wrote down something that we really wanted to do, how we are going to get there and what challenges we might face along the way.
  3. Recruit mentors. This includes communicating with people around us who have experienced the same things that we are looking to do in the future.
  4. Make a plan and take action. We wrote down all the things we are going to do and we talked about making a game plan and following it to get results.

I believe the most important thing we learnt from the yLead team is that in order to succeed, we need to fail first and not give up. We can use our failures to learn and grow stronger.

Jack Clark, Year 9:

On Tuesday, the Year 9 leaders had the opportunity to join other Middle College leaders from the Sunshine Coast at Altitude Day. The leadership conference taught how to reach our goals, empower ourselves as student leaders, unlock our true potential and make a difference in the world we live in. We listened to presentations by influential people such as Jordyn Archer (Young Australian of the Year 2014), Barnaby Howarth (Former AFL Swans player) and Rowie McEvoy (richest women under the age of 40). These truly inspirational people taught us their life lessons. Some of my favourite life mottos from Barnaby Howarth were; “Make everything big in your life small”, “Find what inspires you and do something about it”, and “Be a good bloke”. We should all take these mottos into consideration as we face our daily challenges, some of which are a lot harder than others. Barnaby Howarth had suffered a stroke and was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He showed us his videos during rehabilitation. During his recovery, Barnaby turned his big problems into small problems, which then enabled him to conquer his daily challenges.

We then listened to Rowie McEvoy who taught us the A, B, C, D and E to life, how to achieve them and how we can become better people.

A: attitude,

B: beautiful,

C: courage,

D: discipline, and

E: excellence.

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

National Walk Safely to School Day

Last Friday, a number of our students and their parents supported National Walk Safely to School Day. Some students joined with staff and walked to school from Oakdale Park, which is about 800m from the College. A number of students who live locally also walked or rode to school on the day. Thank you to those who participated and supported this worthwhile activity.

Prep - Year 2 Cross Country

This term, all students from Prep to Year 2 have been busily training for the Cross Country Carnival, which will be held on Wednesday 15th June from 9.00am. A letter providing further details of this event was sent home this week. All parents are warmly invited to attend and support their children’s participation in the event. 

Developing Emotional Resilience in Children

Negative Habits of Mind greatly fuel emotional discomfort. These negative habits of mind include self-downing, the need to be perfect, the need for approval, the ‘I can’t do it’ or ‘I can’t be bothered’ mindsets and being intolerant of others. This week, I would like to continue sharing some strategies from the You Can Do It Program, which may help eliminate or balance these negative mindsets.

The need for approval can be detrimental to a child developing resilience.

To Eliminate ‘Needing Approval’

In order to help a child who is overly concerned with what others think about them, you should find an opportunity to explain that while it is nice to be liked and approved of, you do not need the approval of teachers or friends all the time. The following should be communicated:

“There are very few things we actually need in life and these include food, shelter and clothing. It may feel like we cannot stand it when someone disapproves of something we did or that it is the worst thing in the world to be teased or criticised. However, it is important to know that while it is not pleasant, it is something that you can put up with and survive.” 

You should emphasise to your child that while it is preferable to try to be accepted and approved of, it is equally important to be ‘independent’ and to try new things even if others think you are silly. Try to eliminate your child’s dependency on seeking your assistance with schoolwork and their fear of being criticised for not having done it well enough.

Suggestions to eliminate your child’s needs for approval include:

  • Encourage your child to complete his/her schoolwork independently. If your child has a question, you should use the Praise, Prompt and Leave procedure (e.g. say something positive about what you child knows or has done, provide a brief prompt about the next step and then walk away).
  • Recognise your child when they complete work independently.
  • Teach your child not to judge or evaluate his/her work until after a certain period of time.
  • Don’t give your child too much attention when he/she expresses negative feelings about work.
  • Encourage your child to participate in social activities, rather than avoid them.
  • Acknowledge your child when he/she has ‘survived’ being in social situations he/she experienced as stressful. Say: “See, you are strong enough to put up with unpleasantness”.

Mr David Druery, Head of Staff and Students P-5

Important Notices

Graduating Class of 2006

We invite Pacific Lutheran Alumni who graduated in 2006 to make contact with the College if you are interested in leading the organisation of your 10-year reunion event later this year. Please contact the Middle/Senior College Administration on (07) 5436 7315 or PLCSeniorCollege@pacluth.qld.edu.au. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you.

Student Awards

Stars of the Week

This Week Monday 23rd May

Prep:             Mia Playford, Sasha Kopera, Hayley Mees and Abbigail Edwards.

Year 1:           Jackson Ackerman, Ryan Dent, Jacob Puschmann, Madison French, Sienna Fioraso and Lincon Daniels.

Year 2:           Flynn Turnbull, Joseph Modlin, Sonny Austin, Charlie Whatham and Gracie Werner.

Year 3:           Alex Hughes, Joe Harrys, River Boyall, Finn Barnes, Ruby McKibbin and Georgina Walsh.  

Year 4:           Mahalia Thiele and Sophie Bloomer.  

Year 5:           Alex Monroe, Elyse McFadyen, Mona Finney, Ryan Salvesen, Alex Hughes and Mia Salta. 

You Can Do It Awards

This Week Monday 23rd May

Confidence:      Zane Thompson.

Persistence:     Hayden Burnett and Cooper Feckner.

Organisation:   Grace Cawley, Lucy Unsted and Toby Creamer.

Getting Along:  Charlie Dee. 

Other Awards

This Week Monday 23rd May

Mathletics (Gold):     Rani Monro.

MultiLit:                     Henry Friend. 

Food for Thought

Children who are loved become adults who can love

In the course of his research, leadership expert and author of best-selling psychology books, Dr Tim Elmore, has discovered several major mistakes that parents often make when raising their children. These mistakes can reduce a child’s self-confidence from an early age and limit their chances of becoming successful in the future. Learn more at: http://brightside.me/article/seven-parenting-behaviours-which-stop-children-from-being-successful-13305/.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Junior College (8-12yrs) Athletics Carnival – Tuesday 7th June
The Junior College Athletics Carnival will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 7th June. Friends of Pacific will be running a sausage sizzle and a drink stall and is seeking volunteers. We require helpers for the duration of the day, to cook the BBQ, serve food and drinks as well as set-up and pack-down. If you are heading to the university for the start of the carnival, we also require some items to be transported to the venue.

If you’re able to assist on the day, please contact Allyson Sarvari on 0402 276 988 or allyson@jrncleaningservices.com.au. Thank you in advance for your support.

Pacific Together
Pacific Together is restocking their supply of meals and snacks for those in our community who need a helping hand. If you are able to prepare extra when cooking for your family, please drop food in anytime to the Middle/Senior Administration Office. Alfoil trays are handy for cooking and storing meals suitable for freezing. Clean ice-cream buckets are also good for storing slices and cakes.

Mrs Tracey Hindmarsh, FoP Chairperson 

OCEANfest

Facebook Page

The OCEANfest Committee has launched a Facebook page so the community can stay up-to-date with all the event news and exciting plans. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/OCEANfest-2016-804792549651734/ and click ‘Like’ to make sure you’re kept in the loop! We’ll be regularly adding sponsors, photos and prizes to the page so it will be worthwhile following.

If you have anything in particular you wish to be featured, please feel free to contact us:

  • Mel Pollack – Convenor 0417 677 034
  • Mandy Henstschel – Sponsorship Enquiries 0423 053 813

 

OCEANfest 2016 Committee

Library News

Readers' Cup

Last Tuesday, five Year 6 students travelled to Immanuel Lutheran College to compete against 24 other teams in the Readers’ Cup. Chaise Miles, Makani Campbell, Varshit Surapaneni, Sebastian Box and Charles Box have been working hard since last term, reading the six set books and quizzing each other on their knowledge. They did well and had a good time, mixing with like-minded students, perusing the books for sale and listening to guest speaker, author Samantha Wheeler. The winning team, Chevallum State School, will now go on to compete at the state finals.

Ms Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian 

Junior College

Prep Bible Presentation Service

On Sunday 22nd May, St Mark’s Lutheran Church held a wonderful service to present Bibles to Pacific’s Prep classes. The Prep children eagerly received their ‘Lion First Bible’ from Dr Bronwyn Dolling and Pastor Tim Jarick, while Pastor Ray Morris led the service and engaged the children and families in a special talk. Thanks to the many Prep families who came and stayed for morning tea afterwards and the St Mark’s congregation who welcomed them and showed hospitality. Thank you also to Mrs Sue Zweck, Mrs Anna Maher, Mrs Anne Phythian and Mrs Lara Stiller for helping to organise this spiritual milestone for the students. Students who were not able to attend on Sunday will receive their Bibles at Junior Chapel on Friday 3rd June.

  

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

Secondary College

The Cambodia Project 2016

Early preparations are underway for the 2016 Cambodia Service Learning experience in December.

Pacific has established a relationship with the ‘Rainbow Hostel’, which is run by Lutheran World Mission and provides safe and affordable accommodation for university students in Phnom Penh. The Lutheran Church of Australia sponsors the hostel, which provides a home for students who otherwise would not be able to afford to live and study in Phnom Penh. Students at the hostel have also initiated, and continue to expand, livelihood training projects such as agricultural training and English classes.

 

A team of students, parents and staff will travel to Cambodia from 4th – 18th December (exact dates are subject to flight schedules).  During this time, the team will spend time in fellowship with the hostel students and visit and learn about a variety of other development projects in Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang and Siem Reap. In order to learn more about the history and culture of Cambodia, the team will visit significant sites such as the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the temples of Angkor.

Throughout the rest of the year, the team will work with the Pacific community to foster awareness about the hostel and other projects and to raise financial support for these initiatives.

We still have spaces available for Year 10-12 students on this year’s trip. Ten students will have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia: up to five from Year 12, up to five from Year 11 and two Year 10 students, who must be at least 15 years of age upon departure for Cambodia. The cost is around $3,500, with participants needing to fully fund this cost. 

Application packs are available from Miss McMillan in the L Block staffroom. Applications close on Friday 3rd June and the team will be finalised by the end of Term 2. Senior students are invited to see Miss Michelle McMillan for further information and to apply.

Miss Michelle McMillan, Cambodia Project Coordinator

2016 Mayor's Technology Challenge Final

Last Thursday evening, the 2016 Mayor’s Technology Final was held at Spark’s Bureau in Maroochydore. There were eight Sunshine Coast schools in the competition and most teams comprised of Year 12 students. Pacific entered two teams of Year 9 and 10 students in the challenge.  

  

On the night, teams provided a three-minute video presentation and there was also a short question and answer session.

The Surf Tracker team (Luke Morris, Nathan Heinz and Jacob Cross-Pitcher) won a collaboration award in the form of paid entry into an upcoming entrepreneurial event. The Musical Maestro team (Keaton Dines and Ryan Lancaster) was awarded third place overall, which is a wonderful achievement. They were given a $500 JB-HiFi gift certificate and a gaming laptop for the College.

We extend a huge congratulations to the five students involved in the challenge. They each put in many hours of work to develop their ideas. We also thank their families for the wonderful support provided throughout the challenge.

We are already looking forward to next year’s competition, with bigger and better ideas!

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

Hospitality - Boat Shed Dinner

This year's annual Boat Shed Dinner will be held on Tuesday 31st May. Come and support our Year 12 Hospitality students as they experience running a restaurant. Click here to download further information. Tables are filling quickly, so make sure to contact Mrs Colleen Beattie as soon as possible for reservations.

Mrs Colleen Beattie, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology

Careers Department

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo - This Weekend

A reminder that this weekend on Friday 27th May and Saturday 28th May, the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the expo, students will be able to talk to representatives from universities, TAFE Queensland, private colleges and industry groups. A variety of seminars will also be held; students may be interested in the following:

  • Pathways to Your Future, presented by QATC staff
  • Career Options in the Australian Defence Force, presented by Defence Force Recruiting
  • What study options are available overseas? Presented by Study and Play USA
  • What jobs suit your interests and skills, presented by Careers Australia
  • What happens if I don't get the ATAR/OP I need? Presented by TAFE Queensland
  • Everything you need to know on how to secure scholarships, presented by the University of Southern Queensland

Check out the times for these seminars at: http://careersemploymentexpo.com.au/brisbane/. You can also register your attendance to get ahead of the crowd!

University of Queensland (UQ)

2016-17 UQ Young Scholars Program
This program provides high achieving Year 11 students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland. For more information, visit: https://young-scholars.uq.edu.au/. Applications open on 30th May and close on 12th August 2016.

Careers That Shape the World Program
This event will be held on Tuesday 12th July (first week after the June/July holidays) at the St Lucia campus. It is designed to help Year 11 and 12 students choose a career. Sessions will be delivered on the following areas:

  • Business, Economics and Law;
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology;
  • Health, Medicine, Behavioural and Biomedical Sciences;
  • Humanities, Social Science, Education and Arts; and
  • Science.

Students can view the session topics and register at: http://www.uq.edu.au/shapeyourworld/. The website also has an activity called, ‘What career is right for me?’ which might help students to select sessions to attend. 

Study for a Day at SAE Qantm

The Study for a Day workshop is for students aged 15 years and older who are interested in studying Animation, Audio, Graphic Design, Web Design, Film or Games. Students can check out the facilities at the SAE Qantm campus in Brisbane and explore the tertiary level courses offered. The workshop will be held from 9.00am – 4.30pm on Saturday 25th June. Find out more and register at: https://sae.edu.au/ (click on News & Events).

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Doing Uni Differently
Did you know you can study a degree course at TAFE? TAFE Queensland Brisbane (South Bank campus) delivers degree courses in partnership with the University of Canberra and Federation University. Students can receive one to two years’ credit into these degrees by successfully completing a relevant diploma or advanced diploma at South Bank. See the list of courses offered in the Degree Pathways 2016 Course Guide available at: http://tafebrisbane.edu.au/study-with-us/school-students/university-pathways/#.V0KuTelMQ3h.

Winter School Program
TAFE Queensland Brisbane will offer the following one-day programs, at a cost of $20 each, during the 2016 June/July school holidays:

  • 27th June – Hospitality: A life in hospitality (South Bank)
  • 28th June – Fashion: ‘Grand Designs – Great Fashions’ (Mt Gravatt)
  • 28th June – Robotics/Networking (Mt Gravatt)
  • 29th June – Hospitality: A life in hospitality (Mt Gravatt)
  • 29th June – Horticulture/Animal Studies (Mt Gravatt)
  • 30th June – Fashion: ‘Grand Designs – Great Fashions’ (South Bank)
  • 30th June – IT: Mobile Aps (Mt Gravatt)
  • 1st July – Photography: Light Painting (Mt Gravatt)
  • 4th July – Justice: Drugs and Law Q&A Qld Police and Solicitor (South Bank)
  • 4th July – Business/Marketing: Drone Racing Planning, Marketing, Doing! (South Bank)
  • 7th July – Film and TV: ‘One story to rule them all’ (South Bank)
  • 7th July – Tourism and Events: Overview of the industry and career paths (South Bank)
  • 8th July – Acting and Performance (South Bank)
  • 8th July – Hair, Make-up, Glamour (Mt Gravatt)
  • 8th July – Cooking and Baking (South Bank)

For more information and to apply for a program, contact Peta Wlodarczyk on (07) 3244 5684 or at Peta.Wlodarczyk@tafe.Qld.edu.au.

Queensland Police Recruiting Seminars

If you are interested in exploring career opportunities with the Queensland Police Service, you can attend a seminar throughout the year. Queensland Police also have a stall at most career expos in Queensland. For more information and to book, visit: http://www.policerecruit.qld.gov.au/.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor

Secondary Sport

SCISSA Volleyball

This week, Round 7 of the SCISSA volleyball competition was played with Pacific taking on St Andrew’s Anglican College (SAAC), Good Shepherd Lutheran College (GSLC), Matthew Flinders Anglican College (MFAC) and Suncoast Christian College (SCC) in some excellent matches. Congratulations to the Year 10 Girls and Year 11/12B Boys who recorded good wins in their matches. The Open A Boys also had a very good win over GSLC, keeping their finals chances within reach.

Next week is the final week of competition for most teams. All players will be required to return their playing jerseys after their matches (so please come ready with a change of clothes). Thank you to all the players and coaches (Mrs Debbie Turner, Mr Ben Dutton, Miss Kim Stone, Mrs Michiko Hauser, Mr Mitchel Turner and Mr Brayden Moor) for committing to the season and giving their time over the term so far.

Games for next week are as follows. Please note that the Year 12 B girls and Year 10 B girls will also play against each other at lunchtime on Wednesday. This will count as a proper round and will replace the Week 9 round in exam week.

Week 8

Team

Venue

Opposition

Time

Bus/Duty Information

11/12 B Boys

SAAC

SAAC2

4.00pm

Bus departs: 3.05pm
Bus returns: 5.20pm

11 B Girls (PLC 3)

SCGS

SCGS 2

4.45pm

Bus departs: 3.30pm
Bus returns: 6.00pm

11/12 A Boys

PLC

SUN

4.00pm

Senior A Girls duty

11/12 A Girls

PLC

SUN

4.45pm

Senior A Boys duty

12 B Girls (PLC 2)

PLC

SUN 2

4.00pm

10B Girls duty

10 B Girls (PLC 4)

PLC

NCC 2

4.45pm

12B Girls duty

12 B Girls (PLC 2)

PLC

PLC 4

Wednesday lunchtime (1.05pm)

Mr Hauser

10 B Girls (PLC 4)

PLC

PLC 2

** Please note that game times may change slightly as we are still waiting on confirmation. All parents will be notified via email early next week. 

Tennis

Well done to our Year 7-9 tennis team who made it through to the All Schools Tennis quarterfinals this week. The team did exceptionally well to make it that far, but unfortunately were knocked out by a much older and very good Meridan State College team. Congratulations to Jackson Laverick, Tamika Cheney, Danico Prinsloo, Cossette Winter, Michael Hewitt and Sam Henderson for their efforts and commitment throughout the season. A special thank you also to Mr Nico Prinsloo for coaching the team each week. We look forward to seeing tennis grow at the College over the coming years.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

On Friday 10th June (Week 9), we will hold our first secondary school 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for the year. Details are as follows:

  • Friday 10th June (approx. 4.00pm – 6.30pm) in gymnasium.
  • Open to anyone in Years 8-12 from all abilities and skill levels.
  • Teams of 3 or 4 players (if you want a substitute). Teams can be mixed or segregated.
  • Players can design their own team uniform or just wear similar colours. Students are encouraged to be creative!
  • Entry is free.
  • Trophies for winning team in each division.
  • Team nominations are due by Wednesday 8th June.

For more information, please contact Mr Mark Hauser. It will be a great night for all involved!

Term 3 Basketball and Touch

Next term is the start of the basketball and touch seasons. All players who will be representing the College have been given consent and information letters. All consent forms will need to be returned to Mrs Natalie Campbell in her office by Tuesday 31st May (Week 8). Players will be able to collect their uniforms once teams have been determined.

Please note that students who commit to playing for the College will be required to attend all training sessions and games throughout the season. If, for any reason, a student cannot attend training or games, they must contact their coach as early as possible. Students are only permitted to wear the Pacific uniform (including socks) to matches – no casual clothes are to be worn.

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Round 8
  • Fair Play Award
  • Challenge Cup - 9th July
  • Round 9 - 28th May
  • Looking Ahead...
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

Click here to download the Pacific Soccer newsletter for this week.

Mr Ian Barnes, Pacific Soccer President

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours and Online Ordering

The Uniform Shop is open from 8.00am to 9.30am every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Orders can be placed online via www.flexischools.com.au and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Coordinator

Church News

St Mark's Lutheran Church Caloundra

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Entertainment Books

Pacific Lutheran College is fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. The NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers. From every Membership we sell, 20% of the proceeds go towards our fundraising for Pacific Lutheran Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre! Click here to order your book or digital membership: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/230p536

Upcoming Dates

May
27 Caloundra Show Holiday
27-28 Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo
29 Red Shield Appeal
31 10-19yrs Regional Cross Country
  ICAS Science Competition
June
2 Year 4-6 SCISSA Team Photos
3-5 LCAQD Synod
6-10 Senior College Exams
7 Year 3-7 Athletics Carnival - USC (9.00am - 2.30pm)
  Year 9 Camp Information Evening (6.00pm)
8-10 Middle College Exams
9 SCISSA Primary Gala Day 2
13-14 Year 12 QCS Practice
13-24 Year 10 Camp - Uki
23 K-12 Chapel
  Year 7-8 Vaccinations
  Year 4-6 Foundation Cup
  Term 2 Concludes