Compass No 423 - June 2016

From the Principal

Learning Through Testing

Over this past week and into next week, young people will receive feedback about their tests. It is important that the focus is on ‘what can be learnt’ rather than ‘what result was received’. Where testing is seen as an important feedback process for learning, there is improvement-focused reflection. This type of reflection builds engagement, confidence and resilience. A balanced reflection includes identifying those things that went well as well as those that need to be improved. Self-efficacy is grown by focusing on what the young person can do, rather than what others can or should do for them. Identification of and building commitment to a single goal for each area of learning empowers people to make necessary changes.

This improvement focused reflection and action is an important habit for all areas of life. Having the habit of mind to look for what can be learnt from testing times enables people to learn and grow through challenges, make proactive choices and move forward. God invites us to live our lives in a state of Grace through faith in Him, where we learn from the mistakes that are made, commit to making better choices and live our lives focused on making a better present and future for ourselves and others.

Principals Log

Earlier this week, our Year 12 students completed full practices for their QCS test. The QCS test, which includes a writing task, a short response item paper and two multiple choice papers, assesses skills and knowledge that students acquire over their years of schooling across all subject areas. The practice develops important test awareness and the Year 12 students are to be congratulated on the way they engaged with this important learning opportunity. Thank you to Ms Sue Arahill, Miss Kim Stone, Mrs Rebecca Ross and Mrs Rae Hall for their leadership of the student preparation. 

Our Year 10 students were farewelled warmly as they left for their two-week outdoor education experience earlier this week. Over the coming days, students will receive letters from parents and their pastoral care group. These letters are an important part of the experience that grows connection and reflection. In the midst of activities including white water canoeing, mountain biking and bushwalking, there are times of group building and personal reflection including a 24-hour solo experience. Words from home can speak powerfully at this time.

Next term we look forward to welcoming Mrs Jo Belchamber as the new Head of Learning Enrichment P-12. Mrs Belchamber comes to us from St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly where she currently has a key leadership role in supporting students with a diversity of needs with a particular focus on gifted and talented students. We greatly appreciate the leadership of Learning Enrichment that Mrs Natasha Purcell has provided over the past few weeks and thank her for her expertise and time.

As we near the end of a busy term, it is important that we maintain good habits of learning. For senior students in particular, new units will have commenced and important learning will be expected to occur over the coming week.

May God equip us to learn from all the tests and challenges we face in life.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the Head of Senior Students

OCEANfest: Middle and Senior College Support

The 2016 Pacific OCEANfest is nearly upon us (Term 3, Week 6) and we are counting down to this exciting event!

OCEANfest provides both students and parent/guardians an opportunity to volunteer their time and serve in a pursuit that will benefit both personal growth and the College community. Further, this event builds community connections. Middle and Senior College parents, friends and students are invited to volunteer to assist with stalls on the night. Communication about this will be sent via email next week.  

Also, in the Middle and Senior College, each Pastoral Care Group (PCG) has also been invited to contribute to the cent auction. Rather than purchase separate items and in an effort to keep costs down, each student family is asked to contribute $5. Each PCG will be looking at purchasing a larger item, rather than lots of smaller separate items. A number of PCG’s have already started this process and students have been excited; looking through catalogues to choose something for the group to purchase. Thank you to those who have already contributed. We are aiming to have this collection finalised by the end of Week 1 next term (Friday 15th July).

Other exciting opportunities for the festival will be advertised on assembly and through the Compass newsletter, including the following details for FILMfest:

We encourage all families to support this important College and community event.

Miss Kim Stone, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

P-2 Cross Country

Unfortunately due to wet weather, the P-2 Cross Country Carnival was postponed. The Carnival will now be held next Wednesday 22nd June.

Year 1 Playground

Recently, a number of students have suffered injuries whilst playing on the swings and playground equipment adjacent to the Year 1C classroom. These injuries have occurred before and after school. To avoid injury, all students have been advised not to play on the equipment before or after school and at times when the playground is not fully supervised by College staff. Although staff supervision commences at 8.00am before school, the playground equipment is not specifically monitored.

Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience is essential in our daily lives, especially to help us deal with confrontations, making choices, getting bad results, encountering negative situations that are beyond our control or struggling with difficult day-to-day activities.

As adults we generally face such difficulties with varying levels of resilience. Equipping children with the skills to develop emotional resilience is an important facet of their growth.

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 to share some strategies from the You Can Do It Program, which may help eliminate or help to balance these negative mindsets.

To Eliminate ‘I Can’t Be Bothered’

Explain to your child that while it may seem that life should always be fun and exciting, this isn’t always the case. Life is a mixture of fun activities and also some more mundane things. While it is natural to try to avoid uninteresting activities such as homework or chores, the more they avoid these things, the greater chance they have of not achieving their potential.

Other suggestions for eliminating an ‘I Can’t Be Bothered’ mindset:

  • Explain the meaning of the expression ‘no pain, no gain’ (in order to get ahead in life, one has to do things that are ‘painful’ to do).
  • Point to the experience of others and show how, in part, their success has come from doing things that are not pleasant to do.
  • Provide examples from times in your own life when you avoided doing unpleasant work and how it held you back from achieving your goals.
  • Model for children examples of how doing unpleasant things in the short term can help to achieve pleasant results in the long term.
  • Teach children the 5 Minute Plan. Ahead of time, identify aspects of schoolwork that children find to be boring or tedious. Have children agree to work no more than five minutes on this work. Then, after five minutes has passed (set a timer), encourage them to work for another five minutes. In this way, children obtain evidence that challenges their belief that they cannot be bothered with things that are not exciting and fun.
  • When you catch children avoiding work they find tedious, provide feedback: “By not doing this work, you are making the choice to not be successful”.
  • When you catch children doing work they find tedious, offer feedback: “See you can stand doing boring things. By doing it, you are choosing to be successful”.
  • Show children concrete evidence that by doing tedious work they are more successful.

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 13th June

Prep:  Caleb van Staden, Beau Anderson, Anna Lumkes and Paris Pohlner.

Year 1:  Tilly Moore, Hamish Carroll and Amy Richards.

Year 2:  Brody McGregor, Ryan Notley, Jemma Linfoot, Madyson Pearce, Talon Paora and Cam Costa.  

Year 3:  Luela Holland, Dylan Casement, Lara Foxe Hooper, Connor Ransome and Sameeha Thompson.

Year 4:  Bailey Teed, Charlise Bell and Jemma Hynes.

Year 5:  Gabriella McKenzie, Callum Foley and Alex Hughes.

You Can Do It Awards

This Week Monday 13th June

Confidence:  Emily Holliday and Charlie Dee.

Persistence:  Thomas Cannon and Ella Fergusson.

Getting Along:  Talon Paora and Sam McKean. 

Other Awards

This Week Monday 13th June

Mathletics Gold:  Emily Creamer, Caitlin Moffitt and Dion Owen.

Food for Thought

Why effective learning starts with a good night's sleep

Sleep is an active phase of the learning process. As parents, the single most important thing we can do to help our children become more effective learners is to ensure they get enough sleep. Sleep is also a vital part of keeping the brain functioning as it should.

To find out more, visit: http://parentingideasschools.com.au/getattachment/58dd8bb0-c070-4507-92a0-9594f354e2a5.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Next Meeting
Please note there is no scheduled Friends of Pacific meeting for June. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th July (Week 2 of next term). We hope everyone enjoys the holidays and has a restful and safe break.

Mrs Tracey Hindmarsh, FoP Chairperson

OCEANfest

OCEANfest Update

 

  

Library News

Overdue Items and Holiday Borrowing

Students may borrow up to 10 books over the holidays. This is a great time to catch up on some reading. Overdue notices will be emailed home this week. Books that were due back in May or earlier, which are not returned by the end of term, will be assumed lost and therefore will be billed to your account.

Writing Competition

Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to enter the short story competition, Telling Stories, which is sponsored by Mooloolaba Rotary, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Voices on the Coast.

What do I write?
A short story with the title: “I should have told the truth!”

How long should my story be?
Year 4: 300-500 words
Year 5: 400-600 words
Year 6: 600-800 words

Prizes
First prize is $500; second and third place receive $100.

To enter
Entry forms can be collected from the library. Entries are due by 22nd August.

Ms Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian 

Junior College

Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

This term Yachts students in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 have deeply engaged with project based learning.

Our engineering teams were inspired “to tinker, to learn by doing and take agency for their learning” (Schwartz 2013). Students were given the opportunity to actively participate in the enquiry process as they created, found solutions, researched, tested and designed.

Our young engineers came up with new ideas, applied these to create an experience, observed, reflected and asked questions as they controlled the direction and pace of their learning. Metacognitive reflection allowed students to experiment, examine and implement innovations.

Brilliant bridges, captivating catapults, crazy cogs and magnificent machines were built, trialed and revised, as knowledge was combined and applied and projects were refined.

  

Fantastic exploration and discovery was shared and celebrated by all!

Ms Anthea Brighton, Head of P-5 Learning Enrichment

Year 2 Excursion

On Friday 10th June, Year 2 went on an excursion to support their learning in Science and History this term.

To further enhance our understandings about water, we visited Baroon Pocket Dam. Ranger Ellie from SEQ Water talked with us about the importance of water as one of the earth’s resources and how we care for the environment by using, moving and storing water. We went on a bushwalk and looked at the Bunya Pine trees and the different environments around the dam. Then we were put into groups to do some water testing. We could tell if the water was healthy by the number of water insects and larvae we found in the water samples. No one fell in either so that was good! The Baroon Pocket Dam water is healthy, even after the large amount of rain we had recently.

After lunch we boarded the bus and went to visit the Little Lighthouse at Kings Beach. In History, Year 2 has been learning about local landmarks and their significance. We drew pictures of what we thought the area might have looked like in 1898 and what it looks like now. There are many more buildings now.

Finally, we drove to the SS Dicky Memorial for a look. We saw the propeller of the ship that has been set up as a reminder of its adventures.

 

Year 2 Teachers

Camp Buranga

Camp Buranga was an experience of a lifetime. From the activities to the food, this camp was spectacular and it helped us gain more knowledge in our favourite subjects at school. There were six subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Visual Arts and Singing. The camp was run over two amazing days of learning, new experiences and getting to know other people.

In Mathematics, students made gardens in shoeboxes using their knowledge and understanding of area and calculation. Although it was hard work, it was fun too.

In Visual Arts, students painted on silk. We got to express our feelings and imagination through painting. The singing group was taught by two amazing teachers and also had a craft support teacher. We also made our own props in preparation for the showcase.

English was very interesting and exciting as we explored how to make an online magazine. We had to base the magazine on something that inspired us. The magazine included articles, images and a front page.

The Technology group participated in activities such as Hour of Code, where we built a flappy bird game, a marble run, painting with Sphero and building a robot. The best activity was the robots where we built sumo-wrestling bots.

Saving the best to last: Science! In Science we tested the alkalinity and acidity (pH) of house hold objects, made balloon powered cars and created a structure from newspaper and sticky tape that was big enough to fit a person inside.

All of these subjects helped to broaden our knowledge and meet new people.

Sebastian Box, Erika Christensen, Sophie Wilkinson, Amie Hague, Jasmin Groves, Charles Box, Holly Williams and Varsh Surapaneni, Year 6 Students

Careers Department

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

The Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo is the region's most comprehensive careers, employment and training expo. It offers visitors the latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities. The event offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career to meet with a diverse range of organisations that are both locally-based and from around Australia.

This year’s Expo will be held on Tuesday 19th July. Click here to download the full details.

Le Cordon Bleu Australia 2017 Scholarships

Le Cordon Bleu is a culinary arts school with Australian campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The school offers tertiary courses in the areas of:

  • Cuisine;
  • Pastry and Confectionery;
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary Management; and
  • Gastronomy, Food Design, Science and Culture.

For the 2017 intake, scholarships of up to $30,000 each will be available to students commencing their studies in a degree program with Le Cordon Bleu. Details about the scholarships can be accessed at: http://www.lecordonbleu.com.au/adelaide/australian-scholarships/en

School Holidays: The perfect time for career planning!

The upcoming school holidays are the perfect time to tour a university, try a short-course in a field of interest or apply for scholarships for study in 2017. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what you might like to do during the winter break…

Architectural Design Workshop – Griffith University
This two-day workshop is for school students who are interested in studying architecture. It will be held on 7th and 8th July at Griffith University’s Architecture Studios on the Gold Coast campus. Find out more at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/architecture/news-events.

Auxiliary One – Industrial Design
This weeklong program will give students an opportunity to explore what being an Industrial Designer is really like. During the course students will use the tools and processes of Industrial Design from sketching, model making and CAD, all the way through to a functional product that you get to take home. The workshop will be held from 28th June – 2nd July (during the school holidays) at The Edge, State Library of Brisbane. Applications close on 21st June. For more details, visit: http://www.auxdesignschool.com.au/product/auxiliary-one/.

Meet the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
At Meet USC events students can talk to course advisers, attend a session with a university career counsellor and take a campus tour. The next event will be held at the Sippy Downs campus on Tuesday 14th June between 1.00pm and 4.30pm. Registrations are now open, visit: http://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/meet-usc#usc-sippy-downs.

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Holiday Courses
During June and July, NIDA will hold short courses for different age groups in drama, acting and musical theatre in Brisbane. Details can be found at: https://www.open.nida.edu.au/courses?near=brisbane/4101/10.

Preparation Courses for Aviation Careers
The College of Aeronautical Science, located at St Johns College on the University of Queensland campus, offers the following courses for Year 12 students interested in a career in Aviation:

  • Aeronautical Physics Bridging Course;
  • Aeronautical Mathematics Bridging Course; and
  • Aptitude Selection Test Preparation for the Defence Force and commercial airlines.

The Aeronautical Mathematics Curriculum is approved to meet the educational requirements for pilots/cadets applying for major commercial airlines and the Defence Force. The course can also be used as a Mathematics prerequisite for entry into Griffith University’s Bachelor of Aviation. Find out more at: http://www.aeroscience.com.au/.

Queensland School of Beauty Therapy
The Queensland School of Beauty Therapy, located in Toowong will offer the following short courses during the June/July school holidays.

  • Design and Apply Make-up: This is a five-day course from 27th June – 1st July. All materials are supplied. The cost is $500. Students will receive a statement of attainment at the end of the course. The unit can go towards any other beauty therapy qualification.
  • Apply Eyelash Extensions: This is a five-day course from 4th – 8th July. All materials are supplied. Cost is $500. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment.

For more information and to register your interest, phone (07) 3371 2055 or email: info@qsb.com.au.

JMC Academy 2017 Scholarships
JMC is offering up to eight undergraduate scholarships for 2017 worth one year’s tuition. Scholarships are available for the following bachelor degrees:

  • Digital Design;
  • Contemporary Music and Performance;
  • Songwriting;
  • Audio Engineering and Sound Production;
  • Entertainment Business Management;
  • Animation;
  • Game Development; and
  • Film and Television Production.

Further details are available at: http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/apply/domestic-students/scholarships.

University Tours
Explore your university options during the school holidays by taking a tour of the campus you are interested in.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

Year 3-7 Athletics Carnival

Last Tuesday, the Year 3-7 Athletics Carnival was held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. In the lead up to the carnival, the weather was terrible with rain and strong winds however, we were blessed with beautiful clear weather on the day! The atmosphere at the carnival was fantastic, with the high levels of student participation one of the highlights.

   

Students had the opportunity to participate in a range of field and track events. Congratulations to the following students who were named age champions at the completion of the carnival:

  • Under 8 Boys – River Boyall
  • Under 8 Girls – Alexandra Schlotterbach
  • Under 9 Boys – Darcy Connors
  • Under 9 Girls – Charlise Bell
  • Under 10 Boys – Christian Schlotterbach
  • Under 10 Girls – Katie Graves
  • Under 11 Boys – Cody Proeger
  • Under 11 Girls – Nikita Gallagher
  • Under 12 Boys – Jason Wulff
  • Under 12 Girls – Yasmin Richters
  • Under 13 Boys – Sebastian Moye
  • Under 13 Girls – Bethany McKenna

There were also a number of records broken on the day, some of which had stood for a number of years. Congratulations to the following students on their great achievements:

  • Sebastian Salta – 12 years boys long jump (4.59m)
  • Storm Sawyer – 12 years girls 100m sprint (14.24 sec)
  • River Boyall – 8 years boys long jump (3.38m)
  • River Boyall – 8 Year boys high jump (1.07m)
  • Jason Wulff – 12 years boys high jump (1.42m)
  • Nikita Gallagher – 11 years girls 200m sprint (33.08 sec)
  • Nikita Gallagher – 11 years girls long jump (3.68m)
  • Alicia Woods – 12 years girls 800m (2.51.00 min)
  • Olivia Cooke – 11 year girls 800m (2.58.25 min)
  • Alexandra Schlotterbach – 8 years girls 400m (1.33.58 min)

Thank you to Friends of Pacific who supplied food and drinks and to all staff and parents who assisted on the day.

Students who qualified to represent Pacific at the District Athletics Carnival will receive permission forms over the next week. The District Athletics Carnival will be held next term on Thursday 28th July at The University of the Sunshine Coast. 

Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day

The second Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day was held last Thursday at various locations around the Sunshine Coast. Students arrived to school eager and excited to participate in their chosen sports. This semester, students had the opportunity to participate in the following sports:

  • Girls – Touch Football, Netball and T-Ball.
  • Boys – Rugby 7s, Basketball and Soccer.

Our dance and kayaking students also were able to participate in specialised programs during the day. Dance students had the opportunity to work with a guest instructor who led students through hip-hop and ballet workshops. Meanwhile, kayakers travelled to Lake Kawana and completed an expedition to the mouth of Currimundi Lake under the guidance of Mr Gary Graves and Mrs Natalie Campbell.

From all reports, students enjoyed themselves immensely in the various sports on offer. Congratulations to the following teams who finished in top positions on the day:

  • Netball: Division B – 2nd place.
  • T-Ball: Year 5/6 A Division – 3rd place.
  • Basketball: Division C – 1st place.
  • Touch Football: PLC 1 – 1st place and PLC 2 – 2nd place.
  • Soccer: Division A – 1st place and Division B – 3rd place.

Next term, students will need to make new selections for the sport they would like to play for the remainder of the year. This will occur over the last remaining weeks this term.

Kayaking Expedition

Last Thursday, while the SCISSA Gala Day was happening, 21 of our junior kayakers enjoyed a full day expedition from Lake Kawana to Currimundi Lake.

Thirteen kayaks (TK1, TK2, K1) along with three instructors set off from the northern end of Lake Kawana. Our first stop was the cove next to Nicklin Way, where the group split into four equal teams for some relay paddling races. We then continued down the southern end of Lake Kawana at Regatta Boulevard, just in time for morning tea and a break. 

Next, we loaded the Kayaks onto the trailer and travelled by bus around the corner to the start of Tokara Canal. Paddling through the Tokara and Pangali Canals was beautiful and we eventually met up with Currimundi Lake, pulling in at Crummunda Park for a well-deserved break and lunch stop.  

 

We were close, but still had to make our goal destination – the beach! Replenished from our break and full of energy, we were back on the water and heading to the big sand dune. The excited group reached the beach just after 2.00pm. There was no rest for our up and coming paddlers, who were put through their paces with beach flag races up the sand dune. Our weary paddlers (including the instructors) then headed back to Crummunda Park.

Sensational weather and paddling conditions made for a great day on the water. Our team all paddled well over such a long course, which was good preparation for the upcoming Queensland Schools Marathon Championships being held in August at Currumbin.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Volleyball Grand Final

Congratulations to the Open Boys A Division Volleyball team, who were successful in making it into the SCISSA finals this week. The boys played in the semi-final against Nambour Christian College (NCC), with the winner progressing through to the grand final against Immanuel Lutheran College (ILC) immediately after.

The boys played well as a team and narrowly lost the first set in a very even affair between the two teams. The second set was also close, but NCC managed to squeeze out the win, ending Pacific’s season one game too early. Well done to the boys for their efforts throughout the season and a special thanks to Debbie Turner for her coaching of the team. 

Secondary Schools Futsal

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the 16 years boys and 19 years boys and girls Pacific futsal teams competed in the Regional Schools Futsal titles at Caloundra Stadium. It was a great day of competition and all three teams played exceptionally well.

The 19 years boys made it in to the tournament semi-finals, but unfortunately came up against the eventual championship winners, Chancellor State High School, losing in a tough match. The boys played well but were outclassed in the end. The 19 years girls team also made it through to the semi-finals in their competition, after a few tough matches in the pool rounds. They came up against Chancellor State High School in a very physical match. The Pacific girls put up a good fight and played in the right spirit of the game, but came up short, to be knocked out of the grand finals.

The 16 years boys team started off the competition by losing their first two games. But they rallied together and improved as a team in each subsequent game, managing to make it through to the semi finals against Kawana State High School. The boys played a magnificent team game and won their semi 4-1 to progress through to the grand final against Southern Cross Christian College. After taking the lead with an early goal, Pacific looked like they were set to win. However, Southern Cross snuck in a few quick goals to win the match. Congratulations to the boys for a fantastic effort.

A huge thank you to Mrs Leah Croke for looking after the teams on both days. Mrs Croke kindly gave up her time during a very busy period of the school year and did an outstanding job with all teams. Well done.

Secondary (Years 8-12) Athletics Carnival

The Secondary Athletics Carnival will be held next term, with javelin and the 1500m events being held on the first Friday after school resumes (15th July). All students will be required to attend and compete in all events. The main carnival will be held on Tuesday 26th July (Week 3). More information will be coming out early next term.

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Round 11
  • Canteen Assistance
  • Grandparent's Day
  • Expectant Arrival
  • Encouragement Awards
  • Team Photos - 18th June
  • Challenge Cup - 9th July
  • Looking Ahead...
  • Holiday Camps
  • 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 Convenor

Church News

St Mark's Lutheran Church Caloundra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Community Art Workshops

Light Graffiti Photography Workshop
Presented by Duke Albada.
Suitable for ages 15+
Date: Saturday 9th July, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $55 plus $10 charge on the day for materials
Venue: The Reef Room, The Events Centre, Caloundra
Bookings essential. More information and bookings via website.

Celebrate National Science Week with special workshops facilitated by The Edge, Brisbane.
DNA Jewellery Making Workshop

Create art from science and make a DNA necklace.
Suitable for ages 13+
Date: Saturday 13th August, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: $25 Bookings essential, limited numbers.
Venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

Wind-up LED Torch
Work with gears, motors and electronics to make a torch that needs no batteries.
Suitable for ages 13+
Date: Saturday 13th August, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $25 Bookings essential, limited numbers.
Venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

For more information and to book, visit: www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone: 5420 8295.

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

June
13-24 Year 10 Camp - Uki
16 Year 4-6 SCISSA Team Photos
23 K-12 Chapel
  Year 7-8 Vaccinations
  Year 4-6 Foundation Cup
  Term 2 Concludes
27-1 Year 10-12 Mt Barney Hike Expedition 
July
11 Student Free Day (Kindy Open)
  Staff Day
12 Term 3 Commences
  Year 8 Camp Information Evening (6.00pm)
13 Year 10 2017 Subject Selection Evening (7.00pm)
  Year 8 and 9 Kathmandu Gear Night (5.00pm - 7.00pm)