Compass No 425 - July 2016

From the Principal

Remembering Pastor Rick Zweck

Pastor Rick Zweck has been a very significant member of our community for more than 20 years. He was part of the planning committee that worked to establish a Lutheran College on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and played an instrumental role in shaping the culture of Pacific Lutheran College in his role as Founding Pastor. Pastor Rick held the dual role of Congregational Pastor for the St Mark’s congregation and that of College Pastor from 2001 until the arrival of Pastor Paul Smith in April of 2008. 

Pastor Rick had a deep love of people and was passionate about sharing God’s love. There were many inspirational messages where he reminded us of the power of God’s grace and love to change lives, no matter the situation or circumstance. Pastor Rick had a great capacity to engage with people of all ages and walk with them through times of celebration and challenge. He had a ready sense of fun and would happily engage in a range of activities including sitting on the dunk machine at our first Ocean Festival. In his later ministry, he studied the power of Christian meditation and reflection and was instrumental in leading different Lutheran schools across Australia, including Pacific, to incorporate these practices into their communities. It was a delight to have Pastor Rick lead the design of our labyrinth, dedicate it and then lead groups through it even though his speech and mobility were challenged.

Pastor Rick had a deep heart for the people of Pacific and continued to model his faith in a loving God, even as he lived through the challenges of Motor Neurone Disease. In the absence of a College Pastor through the latter part of last year and through the start of this year, he continued to inspire as he wrote chapel services for our community and refined the weekly devotional threads. We give thanks to God for all Pastor Rick has been for the people of this community.

Principal's Log

It is always a delight to re-engage with the people of Pacific after a holiday break. We welcome everyone to the start of the Term 3 and particularly those students and families who are new to the College. We welcome Mr Scott Massie (Year 4), Mrs Belinda Vivash (Year 6), Mr Kurt Jones (PE teacher) and Mrs Jo Belchamber (Head of Learning Enrichment) to the College and look forward to the gifts of learning and growth that each brings into our community. 

Over the holidays, all families will have received a letter via email, which provided a summary of recent and upcoming developments at the College as well as feedforward from the annual review mid last year. The letter also invited parents to participate in this year’s annual review. Your feedforward forms an important part of the College’s ongoing growth and development so I encourage all families to complete the review process.

Through this week families will have also received email communication in relation to the death of Pastor Rick and the alternative arrangements that have been put into place for Friday 15th July, the day of Pastor Rick’s funeral. You are asked to read these communications, which are attached at the end of my article if you have not already done so. School will be as normal for Year 6-12 students, but Prep to Year 5 families have been asked to keep children home on this day where possible due to the number of staff who will be absent at the funeral. We understand the inconvenience and cost to families and very much appreciate your support as you are able.

There was great energy from Year 9 families at the Year 10 subject selection evening last night. We thank parents and students for their attendance and our Careers Counsellor, Mrs Natasha Purcell, and Heads of Department for their leadership of this event. 

Over the coming fortnight, parent, teacher and student conferences for Prep to Year 5 and Years 6-12 will be held. Information about booking these interviews will be sent by email and parents are very strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to be part of these important three-way learning conversations.

Congratulations to Mrs Colleen Beattie, Mrs Rhana Holt and Year 11 students Tom Turner, Darcy Campbell, Harry Stone, Caity O’Keefe and Lena Smith on their success at the recent RNA Student Made Cheese Competition. Their Camembert cheese scored 18.5 points out of 20 and came second place in the competition. Well done to all those involved.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are grieving and in particular Mrs Sue Zweck and Mrs Anna Maher and the family and friends of Pastor Rick. We pray that God continues to uphold all those who grieve in His loving care.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Click here to download letter re Pastor Rick.

Click here to download information about responding to grief.

Click here to download information re arrangements for Friday.

From the College Pastor

Motivation

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Colossians 4:13

How can a child or teenager become motivated? Parents and teachers can sometimes tear their hair out when they are trying to motivate kids to do homework, study, do jobs around the house or complete a task in the classroom. As parents and teachers we can offer all sorts of rewards, bribes and consequences to motivate a young person but if there is not a degree of motivation from inside the individual, no amount of encouragement or pressure exercised from the outside will be effective. There needs to be some level of what’s called intrinsic motivation as well as the extrinsic. The individual needs to be open enough to engage, learn and change themselves as they journey through school and the rest of their life. But how do we encourage this sort of intrinsic growth, from the inside out? It is a challenge for any person to learn this lesson in life.

When considering this challenge, we can take comfort from the apostle Paul who says in one of his New Testament letters, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”. In his travels and missionary work, Paul experienced all sorts of hardships and opposition. He was persecuted and beaten, whipped and run out of town, he hit rock bottom many times in his missionary journeys but he was still able to find strength and motivation in his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God’s providence for us is enough to know that Jesus is present with us and will never leave us. As we journey through life with our loved ones and support and motivate one another, we can keep on growing and going reminding ourselves that God is with us.

If you are struggling to be motivated, or to encourage someone to become motivated, set yourself a goal, talk to a trusted friend or advocate and rest in the presence of God who can strengthen you and provide motivation for you. Amen.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Building Emotional Intelligence

Last term I wrote about Linda Lantieri’s new book, Building Emotional Intelligence. In it she discusses how nature provides moments for stillness as we connect to something larger than ourselves. Being in nature calls us to be in our bodies and reconnect the mind and body. At the most basic level, outside there is room for children to run, shout and play, releasing pent up energy from their bodies. They can breathe more deeply outdoors and looking at a faraway horizon or sky can also help children gain perspective on our world.

At the end of last term, our Year 10 students returned from their two-week camp at Uki. During this time, they were encouraged to connect with nature and reflect on its ongoing importance to all of us. During the holidays, some of our Year 9-12 students took part in the Mount Barney National Park hiking expedition. Next week, the Year 9 students will have their outdoor experience in nature at Somerset Dam and we wish them well.

We hope that all Pacific students enjoyed some time outside with nature during the recent holiday break. Given the busy, sometimes frenzied nature of our lives, research shows that contemplative moments in nature can help provide inner balance and flow.

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Welcome Back

Welcome to a new term at Pacific. We hope all families had a relaxing and enjoyable time together over the holidays. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Research continues to recognise the important role that parental support plays in creating an environment where children can achieve their academic potential. Next week, parent teacher conferences will be held for Prep to Year 5 students. The conferences provide an ideal opportunity for parents, teachers and students to discuss each child’s progression and development. Although the conferences are not compulsory, we encourage parents to attend if they have questions regarding their child’s performance and development.  We expect that class teachers will send an email later this week in regard to arrangements for these interviews across Prep to Year 5.

You Can Do It Program

This term across Prep to Year 5, the You Can Do It Program relates to developing persistence and the habits of mind linked to working hard, giving effort and developing an ‘I can do it’ attitude. Persistence means trying hard and not giving up when something feels like it is too hard. Examples of persistent behaviour include:

  • Continuing to try even when work is hard;
  • Not being distracted by others; and
  • Checking work when it is finished.

Often, students need to experience what it feels like to succeed if they are to be successful in the future. Success or achievement does not come without effort and persistence. Success is not about reaching a particular level of achievement; rather it is about each individual achieving his or her individual potential. Parents can support and develop persistence in their children by always encouraging effort and recognising success.

The concept of persistence fits neatly with developing positive types of thinking skills. The You Can Do It Program not only fosters the development of thinking, it also supports children to achieve their best and aids them in developing social and emotional wellbeing and emotional resilience.  

Hats

The College hat is an important part of the school uniform. It is great to see many students playing on the ovals and grounds during break times. However, we remind parents that students must be wearing their hat during break times and when travelling to and from school. 

Uniforms

Students in Years 1-5 may only wear their sports uniform to school on the days they have HPE. Year 4 and 5 students may also wear their sport uniforms to school on Thursdays. Throughout the year there may also be rare occasions when students are requested to wear their sports uniform to school for carnivals or excursions. On all other occasions, students should attend school in their formal uniform.

If your child is unable to wear the correct uniform to school, please send a note to your child’s class teacher. A uniform reminder letter will be forwarded to parents whose children who do not present a note and are in the wrong uniform.

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

Welcome Jo Belchamber

Head of Learning Enrichment 6-12

I am from the UK and have 16 years teaching experience in Australia; four years at an Anglican school in Sydney and 12 years at St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane. My most recent role was in the Exceptional Learners Department, where I led a team of support teachers catering to the needs of P-12 diverse learners. My passion is catering to the different needs of students and supporting teachers and families as we work together to help students maximise their learning.

I have had the opportunity to meet many students already and I thank them all for such a positive warm response. I sense from my conversations with staff, students and the wider community that Pacific is a supportive and respectful learning community and I look forward to contributing to this College culture. Over the coming weeks I encourage parents to drop into the Learning Enrichment Centre during PCG time (8.25am – 8.55am) and introduce yourselves. This will be an opportunity to meet informally and make an appointment if you would like to discuss your child’s learning needs.

Alternatively I can be contacted on 5436 7367 or emailed at jbelchamber@pacluth.qld.edu.au. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Enrichment 6-12

Food for Thought

Tolerance

Why encourage tolerance in our children? To start with, we want our children to feel relaxed and open to learning from different cultures as they bring new ideas, experiences and energy to our lives. Further, to help our children have a successful future, they need to be able to work with others. They need to not be afraid, to step outside their comfort zone and to understand, learn, respect and appreciate others.

Tolerance is not about accepting bad behaviour, but accepting ‘people’ for who they are and treating those how ‘you’ wish to be treated. Read more at: http://parentingideasschools.com.au/getattachment/db19c28b-a2a5-4111-a178-36501053e231.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

OCEANfest

OCEANfest Update

There's just over five weeks to go until OCEANfest 2016 and we're almost ready to party Carnivale style!

We have secured Newwave Orthodontic as our Carnivale partner, fabulous fireworks from Fowler Lawyers that will be sure to dazzle you and the Brazilian Bar hosted by Wealth Directions is set to be jumping. And, the best news is that our environmental footprint will be in safe hands, courtesy of Uni Industries who has come on board as our solar experts.

In other exciting news, we are proud to announce we have over $11,000 worth of prizes in our main raffle. Next week, each family at the College will receive a raffle ticket booklet in the mail, which have kindly been produced by The Ink Spot Printers. Don't miss your chance to win the exclusive 18 caret premium white gold, aquamarine diamond ring valued at $3,500 from Sunstate Jewellers, a Viking Kayak, a $1,000 Escape Travel cruise voucher, fabulous bikes, a two-night Sebel getaway, an Anytime Fitness gym package as well as golf vouchers, wine and dine vouchers plus heaps more!

The entertainment line up is looking very Carnivale, with limelight performers, acrobats, jugglers and hoop dancers! This year, the Committee has made a move to simpler online ticket ordering with 'iwannaticket'. So, when you purchase an all event ride pass, you'll get 10 inclusions! Wow! Don't miss the dodgems, round up and jumping castles plus heaps more! One of the festival favourites, Old MacDonald's Farmyard, will also return courtesy of Nefertiti Pearce from McGrath Estate Agents Caloundra.

Year 4-12 students are also reminded to put an entry in the 2016 FILMfest Competition. There are stacks of great prizes including 2 tickets to 5SOS, vouchers from Aussieworld, Yogurtland and Laserzone. Students from Kindy to Year 3 are also invited to join to our Carnivale COLOURfest. Look out for colouring-in entry forms next week. Prizes include rides passes and Amazen gift vouchers!

Many other businesses have come on board to support the festival including Harmony Landscapes, Ultra Tune, Dee-Jays Property and TFH Hire Services. Showing your support, as a parent by helping out on the day, would also be much appreciated. An online volunteer roster portal has been set up and details will also be sent out next week.

The festival is looking bright and now we need students looking bright too. It's a free dress day on Carnivale day so students are encouraged to wear their brightest gear for a gold coin donation.

OCEANfest 2016 Committee

Library News

Book Week

This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Australia: Story Country’. Over the holidays, the library has been transformed with displays on this theme, made by the very talented Ms Peta Peters. A Rainbow Serpent adorns the front doors of the building and a Book Week banner greets people when they walk in. In the middle of the library a large campsite has been set up with logs and rocks and branches and two Aussies telling stories around the fire. On the back wall is a large map of Australia showing the setting of well-known Australian books. Over the next few weeks, students will be exploring this theme in library classes and examining the nominees for Book of the Year. In Book Week itself (Week 7) there will be a range of activities and competitions and, leading up to Book Week, we have four visiting authors and the Book Fair. Stay tuned for more details.

  

Book Club

Book Club orders are due to the library or online by next Friday 22nd July.

Code Club Australia

This week, students in Years 4 and 5 received an invitation to join our Code Club, which will be running on Wednesday afternoons from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Students wishing to join must return their form to the library by Tuesday 19th July. As part of our first Code Club, we will be joining the MOONHACK – a world record attempt to get the most number of children coding at the same time!

Ms Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian

Junior College

School Hearing Program

Parents are reminded about the Hearing Program offered to ELC, Kindy and Prep students on 3rd, 4th and 11th August this year. Information and consent forms have previously been emailed to parents, however copies can also be obtained from the main administration office and through Mrs Julie McCosker in the ELC.

If you wish for your child to have his/her hearing screened, please return consent forms by this Friday 15th July.

“Early intervention can have a significant impact on a child’s overall speech and language development and educational outcomes. Research has shown that early detection and intervention can influence a child’s speech, sound development, expressive and receptive language development and even their literacy skills such as reading comprehension.” – UQ Health and Rehabilitation Clinics Audiology Department

Ms Sharon Dean and Mrs Maree Hooper, College Nurses

Secondary College

Wheeling: The Art of Cheese Making

Earlier this year, Mrs Rhana Holt and I descended upon the RNA Showgrounds once again to participate in a two-day course on The Art of Cheese Making. The workshop instilled skills and knowledge on how to make Camembert and Blue Cheese, so that we could take this learning back to the students in the classroom.

Initially, the Year 11 Hospitality students where challenged with the idea that milk could be turned into cheese. However, with an investment of time and energy, they took on the opportunity with enthusiasm. The importance of hygiene and sanitation is paramount when making cheese and at all times the students remained professional and diligent in their pursuit of excellence.

Students entered both Camembert and Blue cheeses (Succulent Southern Camembert and Alluring Atlantic) into the RNA Student Made Cheese competition. The competition provided the opportunity for students from around the state to have their cheeses judged by Mr Russell Smith from Dairy Australia.

We are very proud to announce that we received the second prize for our Camembert entries with a score of 18.5 out of 20! Well done to all those involved, including students Tom Turner, Darcy Campbell, Harry Stone, Caity O’Keefe and Lena Smith. We look forward to participating in this event next year.

  

Mrs Colleen Beattie, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology

Cultural News

Senior Pacific Voices - 'Hymns We Love'

The Senior Pacific Voices Choir has once again been invited to join with St Mark’s Lutheran Church for the ‘Hymns We Love’ service. The theme for the service is ‘God Is Love’. We have been specifically invited to perform two items and join with the congregation to sing a number of other well-known hymns.

The details of the morning are as follows:

Date:  Sunday 7th August

Time:  7.45am – 9.00am

Location:  St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bombala Terrace Caloundra

Dress:  Full winter uniform

As this is an annual commitment for Senior Pacific Voices and a morning of great celebration for the St Mark’s congregation, we hope that attendance will be a priority. Students and families are also invited to join the congregation for morning tea after the service.

All choir members should attend the afternoon rehearsal this coming Monday (from 3.20pm – 4.00pm) as they will receive an information letter about the performance.

Festival of Music

The Eisteddfod season is upon us once again. Pacific’s percussion players, under the direction of Mr Barletta, have entered the arena of performance at the festival of music. We wish them every success in their quest for enjoyment and accomplishments and look forward to hearing about the results in the coming weeks.

Music Program - Conditions of Enrolment

A friendly reminder of the Conditions of Enrolment for Pacific’s music program, as follows:

  1. Students will commit to the program for a minimum of one (1) semester.
  2. Students bring all necessary equipment to lessons.
  3. Students will maintain their instruments in playing condition.
  4. Students will practice at least five (5) times per week.
  5. Students will be expected to join College bands and ensembles on reaching an appropriate standard.
  6. All students in an ensemble will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances at which they have been requested to play.
  7. Invoices will be issued at commencement of each term.
  8. On receipt of invoice, full payment is required within two (2) weeks.
  9. Students/parents must notify the teacher 24 hours prior to any planned absences so an alternative lesson time can be arranged. If a student falls ill on their lesson day, the office should be notified and a message left for their tutor by 8.30am. No credits or catch up lessons will be given for lessons missed without prior notification to the teacher.
  10. To withdraw from the program, one (1) months’ notice prior to the end of the school semester should be given in writing.

Mr Adrian King, Head of Instrumental Music

Careers Department

Upcoming Career Events

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) Brisbane – THIS WEEKEND!
This is a must attend event for Year 12 students in South-East Queensland. The expo will be held from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July at the Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.

Almost 200 organisations will be represented at the expo including Queensland and interstate universities, Queensland TAFE, private education institutions, the Defence Force, gap year program organisations and many more. To view the full list of exhibitors, visit: http://www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/. At this link you can also access the list of seminars that will be held over the two days and find out about the competitions you can enter (an Apple watch is one of the prizes).

It is recommended that students do some preparation before attending the expo. The expo site has resources to help you plan your visit in the ‘Visitor Information’ section.

University of Melbourne in Brisbane
Staff from the University of Melbourne will be attending the Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) in Brisbane (details above) to answer your questions. Visit: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/interstate/qld/tertiary-studies-expo-tsxpo-brisbane.

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 and employment opportunities. You can participate in ‘hands on’ and interactive activities and also go in the draw to win an Apple watch. The expo will be held on Tuesday 19th July. To find out more, visit: http://www.careersevent.com/sunshinecoast/

Queensland Tertiary Institution Open Days

Term 3 is when many tertiary institutions hold their open days. It is a great time for Year 12 students to explore and confirm their options for 2017. Students can check out the campus and find out about courses, course outcomes (employment prospects), scholarships and entry and upgrade pathways. Open days also provide an opportunity to speak to lecturers and current students.

Before the event, spend some time developing a checklist of what you want to find out. Some tips for attending university open days can be accessed on the My Health Career website at: https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/university-open-days-your-survival-guide/. Following is a list of the upcoming open days in July and August.

July

23rd July: Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus Open Day, from 9.00am – 2.00pm. Download the program and open day app at: http://www.openday.acu.edu.au/brisbane-campus.

23rd July: Bond University Twilight Open Day, from 2.00pm – 6.00pm. For a list of things to do on the day and to register, visit: https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/see-yourself/open-day.

24th July: Griffith University Open Day at the Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, from 9.00am – 2.00pm. To plan your day and to register for a chance to win an iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7, go to: https://www.griffith.edu.au/open-day.

28th July: Queensland Skills Tech Open Day at Alexandra Hills, Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge and Eagle Farm training centres: http://tafeskillstech.edu.au/.

31st July: Queensland University of Technology at Gardens Point Campus, from 9.00am – 3.00pm. Start planning your day and register for a chance to win a MacBook Air at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/qut-open-day.

August

7th and 21st August: The 2016 UQ Open Days are on Sunday 7th August (UQ St Lucia Campus) and Sunday 21st August (UQ Gatton Campus). Visit: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/open-day to download the Open Day App and the Open Day Program and start planning your day.

UQ Young Scholars Program (YSP)

Applications are now open for this program. Online applications are open to all Queensland Year 11 students with B+ average results. Students can apply on the YSP website at: https://young-scholars.uq.edu.au/. This program provides students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland. Applications close on Friday 12th July.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

Prep - Year 2 Cross Country Carnival

At the end of last term, we held our Prep – Year 2 Cross Country Carnival. All the students ran with great enthusiasm and should be very proud of themselves. The winners of the day are as follows:

Prep

  1. Archie Baldwin
  2. Elijah Naus
  3. Josh Allen
  1. Sienna Baker
  2. -
  3. Anna Lumkes

Year 1

  1. Lennon Biggs
  2. Valentino Kelly
  3. Joey Woods/Kyah Morgan
  1. Jazz Edmondstone
  2. Noella Finney
  3. Tahlia Kelly

Year 2

  1. Talon Paora
  2. Flynn Turnbull
  3. Coby Sorbello
  1. Zoe Woods
  2. Sarah Barrett
  3. Annie Hentschel


Congratulations to Bula House who was named this year’s house champions of the carnival.

 

Having been delayed by rain previously, the afternoon format proved to be very popular with spectators. We thank the many family and friends who came to cheer on our students. 

Semester 2 SCISSA Sport

Semester 2 SCISSA sport is now underway with our team trials commencing this week. Students have selected from the following sports:

Girls

Boys

Mixed

Volleyball

Basketball

Soccer

Volleyball

Touch Football

AFL

Water Polo/Flippa Ball

Kayaking

Dance


Semester 2 will follow the same format as Semester 1, with trial games and a Gala Day later in the term. The Monday SCISSA training dates are listed in the school calendar and the first training session will take place on Monday 8th August. Our first trial game will be held on Thursday 11th August and the Gala Day will be held on Thursday 8th September.

Further information has been sent home to parents this week.

9-12yrs District Primary Athletics Carnival

The District Primary Athletics Carnival will be run at the Sunshine Coast University Sports Precinct on Thursday 28th July. Our Junior Athletics Team has been selected based on the results of individuals at the House Athletics Carnival last term. The team will be receiving further information about the event this week.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Acting Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Friday Night Basketball

The Secondary Schools Basketball season kicks off this week. All the best to the 11 teams involved throughout Term 3 and 4. Players and parents are asked to please continually check their emails, student notices, Schoology, sports notice board, Compass newsletter and the website (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-7260-0-314011-0&a=COMPS) for up-to-date draws and information for the season.

This week’s games are as follows (Friday 15th July):

TEAM

TIME

VENUE*

OPPOSITION

Junior A Girls

BYE

 

 

Junior B Girls (Yr 8)

4.50

Cal 3

SCGS Yellow

Junior B Girls (Yr 7)

4.00

PLC

MFAC

Junior B Boys (Yr 8)

4.00

Cal 3

SCGS White

Junior B Boys (Yr 7)

4.50

Cal 4

MCSHS

Int B Girls (White)

4.50

PLC

NCC

Int B Boys

BYE

-

-

Senior A/B Girls

5.40

MFAC 2

MFAC

Senior C Girls (Yr 12)

6.30

SUN

Chancellor

Senior D Girls (Yr 11)

BYE

-

-

Senior C/D/E Boys

5.40

PLC

MCSHS

*Venue codes: Cal 3 = Caloundra Indoor Stadium (e.g Court 3); PLC = Pacific gymnasium; MFAC = Matthew Flinders Anglican College; SUN = Suncoast Christian College.

Secondary Athletics Carnival

The Year 8-12 Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 26th July (Week 3) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. All students are required to attend and must arrive at school by 8.25am in their house shirts. A copy of the program will be sent out closer to the carnival date. Please note that students are expected to travel to and from the track in their PCG groups and any dress-ups or face painting must be done at the track (not on the buses or prior to boarding).

Any parents who are interested in assisting with time-keeping on the day, please contact Mr Mark Hauser.

This Friday, all students will sign up for their athletics events (track and field) and also compete in the 1500m and javelin events for house points.

SCISSA Touch

The SCISSA touch season commenced this week, with Pacific fielding seven teams across Years 7-12. Although we didn’t record a win this week, all teams played well and showed some very good signs of things to come for the season.

Please note that all students who have signed up for the competition are expected to play each week. Anyone who cannot play, must let their coach know as soon as possible.

Games for next week are as follows:

TEAM

TIME

VENUE

OPPOSITION

Junior Boys

4.00pm

Meridan (4)

GSLC

Junior Girls

4.00pm

Meridan (3)

SUN

Int Boys

4.00pm

Meridan (2)

SUN

Int Girls

4.00pm

Meridan (1)

SUN

Snr Boys A

4.45pm

Meridan (2)

GCC

Snr Boys B

4.45pm

Meridan (1)

SUN

Snr Girls

4.45pm

Meridan (4)

SUN

 

Players are asked to please continually check their emails, student notices, Schoology, sports notice board and Compass newsletter articles for up-to-date draws and information for the season.

Rugby 7s Tournament

On Wednesday, Pacific sent three teams to represent the College at the Sunshine Coast Schools Rugby 7s Tournament at Stockland Park. The Open Boys made it through to the semi-finals, but unfortunately lost in a close match. The 15yrs Boys were successful in making it into the grand final for their age group.

Thank you to Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Josh Danzey, Mr Andrew Block and Mr Kurt Jones for their time and effort in preparing the boys for the competition.

PLC Club Basketball Competition (Year 3-8)

This year, the Pacific Basketball Club is looking to run their very own program for students in Years 3-8 at the College. Any student (male or female) in these year levels, are welcome to be a part of this new program. However, in order for the program to go ahead, minimum numbers will be required.

We intend to run the program every Thursday afternoon in the Pacific gymnasium from 3.30pm to 5.00pm (numbers dependent). The cost to be involved will be set at $40 for the season and this will cover the cost of referees, uniforms and trophies.

A decision will be made by Monday afternoon. Therefore, if you would like your child to be involved, please contact Mr Mark Hauser on 0409 346 798 or mhauser@pacluth.qld.edu.au as soon as possible. 

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Welcome Back
  • Round 13
  • Challenge Cup - 9th July
  • Representative Coaches for 2017
  • Round 14 - 16th July
  • Canteen Duty - 16th July
  • 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 Convenor

Church News

St Mark's Lutheran Church Caloundra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Musical Flavours of the British Isles

Hear Music From The British Isles with the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian King. The performance will include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, soloist Louise King, Elgar’s String Serenade, Holst Suite for Band plus English Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams.

Date:  Saturday 16th July


Time:  7.00pm


Venue:  Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina

To Book:  Online $25 | $30 @ the door | group tickets available children FREE / alternatively, tickets available at the door.



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

July
15 Voices on the Coast (Years 5-7)
  Year 9 Camp Preparation (12.15pm - 2.15pm)
  Javelin and 1500m Athletics Events (Years 8-12)
16-17 TSXPO Careers Expo - Brisbane (10.00am - 4.00pm)
18-22 Year 9 Camp - Somerset
19 Sunshine Coast Careers Expo (4.00pm - 7.00pm)
  Year 11 2017 Subject Selection Evening (7.00pm)
  Friends of Pacific (7.00pm)
19-20 P-5 Parent Teacher Conferences
26 Year 8-12 Athletics Carnival - USC (9.00am - 2.30pm)
27 Year 6-12 Parent Teacher Conferences
28 Australian Maths Competition
  9-12yrs District Primary Athletics Carnival