Compass No 437 - October 2016

From the Principal

Congratulations Ms Keen – Queensland Teacher-Librarian of the Year

Ms Nell Keen was one of two librarians jointly awarded the Queensland Teacher-Librarian of the Year at the Queensland School Library Association’s Conference earlier this week. This award recognised the highly effective and innovative way that Ms Keen supports young people’s learning through encouraging their engagement with a variety of physical and virtual experiences at the College. The award also recognised Ms Keen’s leading and innovative contribution to the professional network of Teacher Librarians across the state.

Earlier this year at information evenings, parents were very impressed to learn of the quality of resources available for Year 3-12 students through Lib-Guides, which Ms Keen has designed and made available online. Students across Years 1-5 have enjoyed being able to extend their thinking and creativity as they have utilised electronics, technology and other materials in lunchtime MakerSpace, MineCraft and Coding sessions. The after school Code Club conducted by the library has also been highly valued. The creative displays set up each week by Mrs Peta Peters and Ms Lily Smith have also stimulated interest and engagement, as have special events such as the Shakespeare Week and the celebration of Roald Dahl. Regular opportunities to engage with visiting authors is just one of the strategies that Ms Keen leads to inspire a love of reading and writing. We congratulate Ms Keen and her team of Mrs Peta Peters, Mrs Lily Smith and Mrs Helen Doyle. 

Principal’s Log

Students and parents may be aware through the media that the Queensland Government has announced changes to the new senior certification process for senior students. The introduction of the new system has been delayed by 12-months to now commence with the Year 11 cohort of 2019. This means that the first group to experience the new system will be the students who are in Year 8 this year. The 12-month extension will provide greater time to rewrite senior subjects and offer professional development for teachers across the state. 

We are pleased to announce that Mrs Margaret Gunn who is currently Dean of Co-Curriculum at Brisbane Girls Grammar has been appointed as the Director of Staff from the start of next year. Mrs Gunn has had extensive experience in all aspects of the Director of Staff role and has been a passionate educator in her various roles. Her most recent experiences have included the Dean of Co-Curriculum and Head of Mathematics at Brisbane Girls Grammar, Coordinator of Mathematics and Coordinator of Sport at Siena Catholic College and Head of Subschool and Coordinator of Sport at Mountain Creek State High School. Across these roles she has also been a teacher of Mathematics, Health and Physical Education and Accounting. Mrs Gunn, who has a high level of passion for academic and social emotional learning and the development of the whole child through engagement in pastoral care and the co-curricula activities, is also a Level 2 volleyball coach. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Gunn at the start of the year and growing through and with her.

Later in the newsletter, in the Careers Department report, Mrs Natasha Purcell has included an important reminder for senior students about keeping work and school commitments in balance. Research has shown that up to five hours of work per week can mean higher academic results but more than 10 hours will mean that results will decline (Analezark and Lin 2011). This is a very important consideration for Year 10-12 students and their families, particularly as we engage in important learning and assessment over the coming weeks. Students will sometimes find themselves under pressure to take up more hours as other school age employees request reduced hours towards the end of the schooling year. However, working more than 10 hours a week is unwise. Short term financial gain at the expense of OP results can limit opportunities in the future or extend the time needed to be spent in tertiary study increasing the cost of achieving a particular pathway.

We look forward to celebrating Grandparents Day and being inspired by the student’s artistic talents this Friday. We wish our basketball teams competing in grand final games on Friday night and our kayaking teams participating in the Queensland School Sprint Championships on Sunday all the best. 

At chapel this week, our Mumba leaders reminded us, “it only takes faith as small as a mustard seed to move mountains”. May we all be encouraged to pray with confidence, no matter how small we might consider our faith to be.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Important Notices

Roadwork and Changes to Pedestrian Traffic

The roadwork that has commenced near the College is part of a $22 million project to improve access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. These works will impact on pedestrian movement and will lead to some delays for motor vehicles. Construction will generally be undertaken from Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.

Temporary changes to pedestrian access are required for the duration of works. The pedestrian facilities on Kawana Way, near the intersection with Kawana Way Link Road, will be closed during daylight hours. Signage and fencing is in place. Pedestrians are required to detour from just north of the Currimundi Creek bridge on Kawana Way and travel east along the existing footpath behind the forested area, before re-joining Creekside Boulevard. A temporary pedestrian crossing has been installed with a refuge between the two lanes of traffic on Creekside Boulevard. Temporary signage has been installed in advance of the crossing to alert motorists to the changed pedestrian facilities. Motorists will also be required to reduce their speed limit to 40kmh. Pedestrian facilities will not be affected during the evenings. This is to ensure lit footpaths remain accessible outside of daylight hours. Pedestrian facilities are expected to return to normal for the start of the 2017 school year, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Please click here to download a map, which outlines these changes. Students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these changes.

From the Director of Students

PERMA – Accomplishments

This term, as part of our focus on PERMA, we are looking at Accomplishments. The connection between accomplishment and flourishing is very clear when we consider how an experience of achievement can empower our sense of self. In other words, performing a task successfully reinforces our self confidence and self esteem, which also builds interest, motivation and engagement.

In order to accomplish at school, it is important for students to set clear goals. This can be done individually, in groups or in discussions with teaching staff. Specifying what we are trying to achieve makes it more likely to come true. At Pacific, our Teaching for Understanding approach helps students to set and reflect on learning goals.

Many recent studies on accomplishment also show the importance of character strengths such as grit, which involves working strenuously towards challenges and maintaining effort and interest despite failure, adversity and plateaus in progress (Peterson and Park 2009). “The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina” (Duckworth 2007).

This term, PCGs have been asked to reflect on some key questions around accomplishments. Student leaders will share some of their responses at future assemblies. The key questions for both individuals and student groups are:

  • What goals have we set ourselves?
  • What action did we take to try and reach our goals?
  • What part did willpower and determination play in helping us achieve goals?
  • Why is optimism and hope important in achieving goals?
  • What does perseverance mean?
  • What can we learn from setbacks?
  • How can we learn from failure?
  • What have we accomplished with regard to positivity in our lives and relationships?
  • How should we celebrate our accomplishments?

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Prep – Year 2 Car Park

Recently, a number of parents have contacted the College concerned about the actions of some drivers who use the Prep – Year 2 car park to collect or drop off their children.

Before school each morning and in the afternoon, the car park can become quite congested. Often, students are alighting from or entering vehicles and moving through the car park. To ensure their safety, parents are reminded not to park in the drop off zones on the Prep or eastern side of the car park. Parking in the drop off zones causes increased congestion. Drivers are also reminded to follow signage and road markings (for example, not park across crossings) as well as the directions of staff on duty. Your assistance on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Day for Daniel

Friday 28th October is Day for Daniel. As a community, we are all familiar with Daniel’s story and appreciate the great work his parents have done through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. At the Prep – Year 5 Assembly next week, I will remind students of the need to be safe when travelling to and from school. This message will centre upon reminding students not to get into cars with or go anywhere with strangers. There are numerous resources about child safety available online, including:

Parents are encouraged to discuss and reinforce this important message with their children. The imperative thing to remember when teaching your children about stranger danger is to instil confidence, rather than fear. 

Year 3 Camp

Next week on Thursday 27th October, Year 3 students will depart the College to attend their first Outdoor Education camp at Luther Heights. Parents and guardians are asked to ensure that all medical/consent forms are completed and returned to your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible.   

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

Food for Thought

Emotionally Intelligent Parents

Emotional intelligence is about “being smarter with our feelings”. Emotional intelligence is a powerful set of learnable skills that can help us to become more aware, make better choices and be more purposeful in our parenting. Learn more at: http://parentingideasschools.com.au/getattachment/5141e2aa-12ad-4c74-9fc9-e53feeb38218.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Junior College

Year 6 Canberra Tour

Last week, the Year 6 students and eight staff members spent the week in Canberra visiting the National Capital’s various attractions. Highlights included seeing both houses of parliament sitting and in full operation, meeting our Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and being part of the War Memorial’s Closing Ceremony. Another great aspect of the program was having Mr Glen Heinz (father of Sophia in Year 6) as the pilot and captain of the plane that we flew back to Brisbane on. Many members of the public commented on how well the students represented themselves and the College.

  

Year 6 students will make a presentation about their experiences at next Tuesday’s College assembly.

The National Capital Tour was undertaken with assistance from the Federal Government as part of their PACER (Parliament and Civics Educational Rebate) program.

Dr Peter McMahon, Head of Personal Development and Outdoor Education  

Secondary College

Operation Christmas Child

This year, Pacific Lutheran College contributed to Operation Christmas Child Australia and New Zealand's National Shoe Box Collection. Coordinated by the Spirituality Action Group, our PCGs collected and filled more than 50 boxes. The boxes will be sent to children living in less fortunate countries. Thank you to our community for supporting this very worthy cause.

 

Miss Michelle McMillan, Service Learning Coordinator

Personal Development and Outdoor Education

Personal Development

Over the remaining weeks of Term 4, each year level will commence new topics in their Personal Development lessons. Years 6, 7 and 8 students will undertake Body and Sex Education units, which cover a broad range of discussion and presentation topics. Year 9 Rite Journey classes will focus on the topic, ‘What is My Purpose and What Do I Have to Give?’. They will also start dance lessons in preparation for the Coming Home Ceremony in late November. Year 10 students will commence a unit on Drug Education and Year 11 students will continue honing their skills for the 2017 QCS Test.

Safe Drive Australia Student Driving Skills Day

A reminder to those students involved in the Safe Driver Day being held this Sunday 23rd October at the Willowbank Driver Training facility. Both advanced and basic skills sessions will be run on the day. Students need to be at the College bus stop at 6.30am for a 6.45am departure. The bus is scheduled to return at approximately 5.30pm in the afternoon.

2017 New Zealand Expedition Information Evening

Interested parents and students are invited to attend an information evening on the 2017 New Zealand Expedition. The information evening will be held on Monday 24th October at 6.30pm in room D8 (the Health Education room opposite the tuckshop). The expedition is open to 2017 Year 9-12 students and parents.

In 2017, two versions of the expedition will be offered:

  • 23-day West Coast to East Coast expedition. Departing 29th November and returning 21st December 2017; and
  • 13-day Alps to Ocean (Hanmer Springs – Kaikoura, East Coast) expedition. Departing 8th December and returning 21st December 2017.

The second expedition will join the first as they go through Hanmer Springs. Both expeditions will involve tramping, mountain bike riding and white water rafting.

To RSVP for the evening or to request further information, please contact Dr Peter McMahon directly at the College on 0448 277 789. The evening is an expression of interest and information opportunity only.

Dr Peter McMahon, Head of Personal Development and Outdoor Education

Cultural News

Melbourne Arts Tour

Last week, 12 students and three staff members travelled to Melbourne for the annual Arts Tour. Armed with comfortable shoes, umbrellas and a whole lot of enthusiasm, we were ready to see what Melbourne had to offer!

The first performance we saw was ‘Kinky Boots the Musical’. Using the music of Cyndi Lauper, ‘Kinky Boots’ was a hilarious story, full of energy and messages of acceptance. The students loved the performance and had fun taking photos in kinky boots after the show.

Saturday began with a trip to St Kilda, where students divided their time between eating along the famous Acland Street and visiting Luna Park. From here, we travelled to the Malthouse Theatre to watch the play, ‘Backstage In Biscuitland’, which tells the true story of a young woman living with Tourette’s Syndrome. While both very real and confronting on many levels, it delivered a powerful message of acceptance that kept students talking for hours after the performance. Next came some relaxed shopping time followed by dinner at the Blue Train Café. To finish the evening, we went to the Eureka Skydeck, which, at 300 metres high, is the tallest public viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Eight of our group were brave enough to do ‘The Edge’ experience, which suspended them three metres out from the building in a totally glass box. Those not brave enough to do this enjoyed the view of the Yarra River and Melbourne by night.

Sunday started with an early morning Street Art Tour of Melbourne. While travelling through the back alleys of Melbourne, it was clear that the art counter-culture was alive and well, with people using every available space to create stunning works of art, intermingled with poignant political statements. This was followed by a trip to Melbourne University, where we watched two musical performances. The first was a piano duet, played on two beautiful Steinway grand pianos, featuring ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst and a ballet written by Percy Grainger. The second performance was guitar and percussion based experimental music written by Percy Grainger. Students were intrigued by the experimental techniques used, including bowing a vibraphone, playing guitars with pencils threaded between the strings and the use of pedals and effects we had not heard before.

By Sunday night, we had our first glimpse of the famed Melbourne weather! We travelled by tram through the rain out to Docklands where we watched ‘Vertical Influences’, which was a hip-hop dance performance on ice. Although chilly, we were enthralled by the grace and ease with which five Canadian performers delivered their breath-taking performance.

Monday dawned bright and sunny again, in time for us to walk to the National Gallery of Victoria where we spent time immersed in some of the most stunning works the gallery has to offer. From here, it was back to the airport for the trip home.

Although tired, 13 happy students were returned to their parents on Monday night. Mrs Janine Delaney, Mr Adrian King and Mrs Aleisha Tuaine were so impressed with the students, who did a fantastic job of representing Pacific as we moved about Melbourne. Thanks for the fantastic weekend!

Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Head of Music

Student Art Exhibition - This Friday!

The students from Pacific Lutheran College cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of student work in Visual Art, this Friday from 6.00pm. Food will be available to purchase on the night from the Good Food Fella’s. Click here to download their menu.

Date: Friday 21st October

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Location: Pacific Art Gallery

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs Denise McMahon, Head of Visual Art

Mulan – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for our Year 4-7 Musical Production of Mulan are now on sale at: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=228002

Mrs Laura Bonner and Miss Anita Morton

Student Showcase Concert

The Showcase Concert, featuring the Senior Music Ensembles, will be held on Friday 4th November at 6.00pm (Week 5). This date has been selected to include our Year 12 musicians before they have their exams in Week 6.

Mr Adrian King, Head of Instrumental Music

Careers Department

Using Your Strengths

Career decisions are life decisions. When making choices about elective subjects in the Middle College, senior subjects in SET plans, or tertiary courses for QTAC applications, it is important for students to consider how well subjects and courses will link to their strengths – the things they are good at and enjoy doing. For example, a passion for online shopping could lead to a career in marketing and business, an interest in reading and film to a Bachelor of Arts, a love of plants to marine biology or health science!

Considering Commitments

Over-commitment with sport and cultural activities and long hours of part-time work will detract from students’ academic work. The SET Plan in Year 10 and tertiary study plans are not just about subjects and courses. If students plan to work substantial hours in a job after Year 12, consider studying part-time. If students who are still at school are thinking about working more than 8-10 hours per week – think again! Australian research indicates that working up to five hours per week can actually mean higher school results, but more than 10 hours and school results will take a dive (Anlezark and Lin 2011).

Year 12 Results

Year 12 students will receive their Senior Education Profile (SEP) from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) in the mail from Friday 16th December. The SEP will be made up of one or more of the following documents (depending on student’s eligibility):

  • Queensland Certificate of Education.
  • Tertiary Entrance Statement (OP and FPs).
  • Senior Statement.
  • Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education and OPs and FPs will be available in student’s Learning Accounts on the Student Connect website from 9.00am on Saturday 17th December. To access their results, students will need their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password (initially the day and month of birth). Students will be able to access their results more quickly if they have previously accessed their Learning Accounts. To find out more about the SEP, visit: https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au/12615.html

Mater Education Open Day

The next Mater Education Open Day is on Saturday 22 October from 10.00am to 2.00pm at Level 4 Duncombe Building, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane.

Students who are considering applying for their popular Diploma of Nursing course, the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance course, or the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course, are encouraged to attend the Open Day. At the Open Day, students will get to see the world-class clinical simulation facility and learning environment and speak to current students and educators about different courses and career pathways. To register, visit:  http://matereducation.qld.edu.au/About-Us/Our-facilities/Open-Day?utm_source=MaterEducationWebsite&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=MaterEdOpenDay.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Sports News

CareMonkey

Thank you to parents and guardians for your support of CareMonkey within the Pacific Sports Department. A large portion of the College community has now signed on and created current care profiles.

If you have not yet seen an invitation to create your child’s profile, please check your Junk Mail folder. If you still cannot find the email request, please contact Mrs Natalie Campbell directly. Emails will come through from CareMonkey Administrator and will generally have a subject heading stating “Pacific Lutheran College is requesting….”.

The Sports Department has commenced use of this application and a number of back end functions have already started to streamline department functionality.

Please note, the following additional requests have also been emailed via CareMonkey. 

  • Year 6: Ocean Awareness
  • Year 3-4: Rugby 7’s

If you have any concerns with this application or your profile set up please contact Mrs Campbell at: ncampbell@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Sports Aide

Junior Sport

SCISSA Sport

Training

Afterschool SCISSA training begins next week on Monday 24th October. A reminder that training is from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Water polo players will be transported to their training venue but parents will need to collect their child at 4.15pm, once training has finished.

Kayakers will have next Monday off after competing at the State Championships this weekend. We wish the kayakers all the best as they paddle for their twelfth state championship title. Thank you to Mr Gary Graves for his tireless organisation of the kayak program and also to Mrs Colleen Beattie, Mrs Natalie Campbell and Mrs Rae Hall who have all contributed their time and knowledge this year.

Gala Day – Term 4

Our final SCISSA Gala Day for 2016 will be held on Thursday 10th November. Further information will be distributed closer to this date.

3-on-3 Basketball Competition (Year 3-6 Students)

Once again, we are holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for students in Years 3-6. All students are invited to nominate a team (teams of 3 or 4 with one ‘sub’). All abilities are catered for across three divisions. Games are eight minutes long and all teams will play at least six games on the night.

Date: Friday 4th November (Week 5).

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the Pacific Gymnasium.

Dress: Design your own team uniform.

Cost: Entry is free!

Nominations Close: Wednesday 2nd November at 9.00am.

Other information: All teams who come in a uniform (and put effort into it) will receive a small prize. There will also be trophies/medallions for the winners of each division. 

Rugby 7’s Development Program

Parents of students in Year 3 and 4 will have received an information/permission letter this week regarding the commencement of a Rugby 7’s development program for boys and girls in these year levels.

The program begins next Wednesday during lunchtime (1.00pm – 1.40pm) on the main oval. The program will run for four weeks and aims to improve students skills and knowledge of the game through game play. Students will need to wear their sports uniform and have a mouthguard to participate each week.

Prep – Year 2 Swim Program

The P-2 Swim Program will once again run towards the end of this term. The program is scheduled to start in Week 7 and will provide the opportunity for all P-2 students to have five swimming lessons with qualified swimming instructors from the Kawana Aquatics Centre. An information/permission letter will be sent home to parents next week.  

Student Success - Swimming

Congratulations to Year 6 student, Tom Chapman, who competed at the Schools Sports Australian Swimming Championships in Darwin over the last school holidays. He had an outstanding meet and walked away with three national medals. Tom won a silver medal for the 11 Years 50m Breaststroke, bronze in the 11 Years 100m Breaststroke and was also a member of the Queensland team, who won a bronze medal in the 200m Medley Relay.

Winning three medals at the national championships is a fantastic effort. Well done, Tom!

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Basketball Finals!

Last week, five of our secondary basketball teams played off for places in the grand finals. The Junior Boys had already advanced through to the grand final against Maroochydore State High School for the second year in a row. The Junior Girls easily accounted for Matthew Flinders Anglican College to cruise into the A-Division grand final against Immanuel Lutheran College for their third-straight year. The Intermediate B Boys had a similar victory over Caloundra State High School, to advance to the finals against Chancellor State High School (Chancellor SHS) tomorrow evening.

In the Senior Girls match, Pacific took on Chancellor SHS. With the scores close at half time, it was always going to be a tough match. In the end, Pacific managed to keep their composure and win in an epic semi-final. Neither team could edge away from each other until the final minute and Pacific took the win, 33-30. The girls now take on Siena Black at Caloundra at 6.00pm this Friday.

Unfortunately, the Intermediate Girls team (who played against St Andrew’s Anglican College in their semi-final) were unable to walk away with a win. The girls had a fantastic season, only losing one other match throughout their campaign. Thank you to all the girls for their involvement throughout the year so far.

All supporters are welcome to come along and watch our teams play in their grand final games tomorrow! We wish our teams all the best!

TEAM TIME VENUE OPPOSITION
Junior A Girls 4.00pm Cal 3 ILC
Junior B Boys 4.00pm Cal 1 MCSHS
Int B Boys 5.00pm Cal 1 Chancellor
Senior C Girls (Yr 12) 6.00pm Cal 4 Siena
Student Success – Athletics

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Kurtis Modlin, who is away this week representing the Sunshine Coast at the Queensland State Athletics titles. Kurtis made it through for the 100m and 200m sprint events and is competing across two days of competition. All the best, Kurtis!

Water Polo

Congratulations to the Open Girls water polo team who had another win in the pool this week. The girls defeated a very strong Matthew Flinders Anglican College team, 6-5. Scores were close all game, with neither team able to gain an advantage. However, Pacific snuck home with a win in the final quarter, thanks to some brilliant goal keeping from Elsa Jonsson and some great team work. The girls are currently undefeated throughout their season and next week marks the start of the semi-final matches. All the best to the girls for the final weeks of the competition.

Year 7-10 SCISSA Soccer

Congratulations to the Junior Boys soccer team who won their first game for the season, with a stunning 5-1 victory over Nambour Christian College this week. The boys started off slowly in the first half, but rallied to run over the top of their opponents late in the game. The Most Valuable Player of the match was Greg Snelling, who dominated the field in both defence and attack.

The Junior Girls suffered their first loss of their season, going down to Glasshouse Christian College 4-3 in a thrilling match. The girls fought hard and had some great passages of play with many attempts at goal, however it wasn’t enough to defeat the mighty Glasshouse team.

The Intermediate Boys took on Sunshine Coast Grammar School (SCGS) at Pacific and also fought hard to win their first match of the season. The boys were put on the back foot early, however Pacific fought their way back in to the game with some fantastic individual plays by Rex Pollock and Sam Fleming. They won the game 2-1.

Games for Week 4 are as follows:

TEAM TIME VENUE OPP. DETAILS
Jnr Girls 4.00pm PLC MFAC Meet on PLC oval by 3.40pm
Int Boys 4.45pm PLC ILC Meet on PLC oval by 4.30pm
Jnr Boys 4.00pm SCGS SCGS Bus departs PLC: 3.20pm
Bus returns PLC: 5.15pm

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

Uniform Shop

Rite Journey Blazers

Blazers for the Year 9 Rite Journey have arrived. We already have plenty of new and second hand blazers, so if you want to avoid the rush, please contact the uniform shop to see if we have your size. Boys will also require trousers and a belt.

If you have second hand blazers that you wish to sell, please ensure that they are dry cleaned before they are handed into the shop for re-sale.

End of Year Closure and January Assistance

This year, the uniform shop will close on Friday 25th November at 9.30am.

If you are able to assist in the uniform shop from 16th – 20th January next year, please contact Mrs Peta King directly on 5436 7349. There are two timeslots to be filled each day: 8.00am – 12.00pm or 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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

Exchange Student Hosts

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange (SCCE) is currently seeking families to host French exchange students in 2017. The French students will come to Australia for 10 weeks to immerse in local culture, experience our schools, sports, environment and lifestyle. All students speak excellent English, have their own spending money and cover all school expenses. SCCE will arrange all aspects of the program. It’s fun and interesting to help these young people achieve their Australian dream. If you’d like to know more, please email your interest to Rob at: rl@scce.com.au.

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

October
21 Grandparents Day
  Student Art Exhibition (6.00pm)
23 Year 11-12 Safe Driver Day
27-28 Year 3 Camp - Luther Heights
   
November
3 Year 7-8 Vaccinations
  SCISSA Trial Game 8
7 Middle College Orientation Day
  Middle College Parent Information Evening (7.00pm)
  Year 12 Study Day
8-14 Year 12 Exams
10 SCISSA Primary Gala Day 4
15 Sports Awards
15-17 Year 12 Alternative Days
16-18 Middle College Exams
16-22 Year 10 and 11 Exams
17 Year 4-6 Foundation Council Cup
  Year 12 Graduation - Lake Kawana Community Centre (6.30pm)
18 Year 12 Farewell Chapel (8.30am)
  Year 12 Formal - Sebel Pelican Waters (5.00pm)