Compass No 453 - April 2017

From the Principal

Forgiveness, A Key For Growth

The word ‘forgive’ comes from an old English word forgiefan, which is itself made up of two words: giefan, meaning ‘give’ and for, meaning ‘completely’. To forgive conveys the sense of giving completely. When we have the capacity to forgive others or ourselves we are letting go of burdens and hurts of the past. Giving completely means we let go of negative emotions that can stop us from moving forward and growing. Forgiving frees us from being inward looking and bound up by our past. By forgiving we let go completely and find ourselves open to the opportunities for growth that abound in our lives every day.

God invites us to come to Him to seek forgiveness for those times we have hurt others or been a lesser person than He has called us to be. Having been forgiven we are then reminded through the Lord’s Prayer to forgive others just as we have been forgiven. God’s forgiveness comes to us freely out of His unconditional love for each one of us. Our lives are enhanced where we respond to God’s love and grace by extending the same forgiveness to others.

Principal's Log

Welcome to the start of Term 2. A particular welcome to new families and students who have joined our Pacific community this term and to Mrs Lara Stiller who has joined us as a Year 2 teacher. We wish Mrs Stiller every blessing as she begins her time with us. We look forward to growing with our young people through the variety of experiences and opportunities that they will encounter.

Senior students enjoyed their Senior Canoe Expedition in the first week of the holidays. Students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh program had planned the experience under the expert guidance of Dr Peter McMahon. Students benefitted greatly from the experience, growing as people as well as paddlers. We congratulate everyone involved and thank Dr McMahon for his organisation and leadership of this experience.

Our junior rugby boys also enjoyed participating in the annual Armidale School Rugby Carnival over the holiday period. As well as growing in their rugby skills, the boys also enjoyed the experience of staying in a boarding school. They represented themselves and the College well and we thank Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Matt O’Keefe for their leadership of this trip.

Families are invited to support the various remembrance activities associated with ANZAC Day that will be held next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as detailed later in this newsletter. These events provide important opportunities for us to show our respect for the sacrifices made by our service men and women to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.

The Early Learning Centre has been completed with all three rooms now operational. The Early Learning staff have been excited to welcome new little people and their families into the two year old space. We thank Mrs Sue Zweck, Mr Mike Healy, Ms Julie McCosker and her Early Learning team and Mrs Julie Kerr from QLECS for the very significant time they have contributed to the planning and setting up of this new, exciting learning area within the College.

May we all live our lives freely and fully, empowered by God’s love and grace.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Forgiving Others

“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred: forgive them anyway.” (Attributed to Mother Teresa)

Forgiving other people is a hard skill to learn but it is just as important as learning how to read and write. Without the ability to show forgiveness, we are half the person we are meant to be. If we never learn to forgive others our burdens can become too heavy to carry. When someone hurts us we have two choices, two ways of responding; hold onto the hurt, or let it go.

If we hold onto the hurt, it can grow and snowball and start to take over our minds and emotions. Holding onto our hurt breeds resentment and anger. We keep on remembering the person who hurt us, can end up lashing out at them and focus on revenge and the notion of ‘getting even’. The problem with this is that when you refuse to forgive someone, it doesn’t hurt the offender it only hurts you.

When we let go of the hurt and hand it back to those who hurt us, it has no control over us. We can never control other people but we can control what’s happening inside us. By forgiving others you are not saying what happened was ok. Nor are you saying it is now ok to do it again. But you are dealing with how you react to it. In the end, forgiveness is a decision, a conscious decision where we say to ourselves, I am not going to hold onto that hurt and anger that person has caused me anymore. I am going to let it go, so I can start to forgive. The disciple Peter asked Jesus one day; “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22).

Forgiveness is a killer, literally. It killed Jesus to forgive the sins of the world and for us to forgive another part of us needs to be killed. To have the ability to forgive, something inside of us needs to die; our pride and the hurt that has been caused to us. To forgive we need to let go of the hurt and the past and move on in freedom. Sometimes the hurt may be so deep that the only way to be freed of it is to draw on God’s strength and forgiveness. If you cannot forgive someone maybe it is time to ask God to help you? 

First Communion

On the last Thursday of the school holidays (Maundy or Holy Thursday of the Easter weekend), 10 young people across Years 5 to 7 from Pacific Lutheran College received their First Communion at St Mark’s Lutheran Church. After participating in a learning program called the Great Escape Feast with their families and the St Mark’s Church community, Pastor Tim Jarick and Pastor Ray Morris had the pleasure of admitting them to Holy Communion. Congratulations! Our prayers go to Jackson Bailey, Marcus Phythian, Lachlan Ridley, Hudson Gear, Julian Schirripa, Charles Box, Sebastian Box, Christian Schlotterbach, Matthias Schlotterbach and William Block. Next year in Term 1, the same spiritual milestone will be offered for any interested families in Year 5, for children who are roughly 10 years of age.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

Important Notices

Hospital Bus Stop

Over the holiday period, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital officially opened to the public. Pacific has scheduled a stop in the precinct at the bus stop behind the private hospital. If you would like to take advantage of this stop, please contact the Business Office for further details.

Mr Mike Healy, Business Manager

Statement of Addresses

The Australian Government Department of Education has requested Pacific to provide them with a ‘statement of addresses’. A statement of addresses contains the following three pieces of information about students at the College:

  • Students’ residential addresses (not student names).
  • Students’ level of education (primary or secondary).
  • Students’ boarding school status (boarders or day students).

Click here to download the full notice from the Department of Education.

Mr Mike Healy, Business Manager

From the Director of Students

ANZAC Day

Next Tuesday 25th April is ANZAC Day and all members of the community are invited to attend the Caloundra ANZAC Day March. At our assembly this week, I spoke to students about the importance of ANZAC Day as a chance for the community to recognise and respect the sacrifice made by so many Australians in the service of their country. The democratic freedoms that we enjoy as a nation today are in many ways a result of their actions.

We will meet at 8.15am at Kmart Tyre and Auto Service Centre, Stockland Shopping Centre Caloundra. Students can be picked up at 9.45am from the Oval Avenue entrance of the Caloundra RSL car park. We ask that students wear their full formal uniform including their hat and also bring a water bottle.

At the Kings Beach Dawn Service, our College Captains, Samuel Wilson and Alexandra Whitmore will be reading ‘In Flanders Fields’, a poem written during the First World War by Canadian Physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

On Wednesday 26th April we will have a full ANZAC chapel service for Middle and Senior College students. Gary Phillips, Member of the Caloundra RSL Sub-Branch will attend this service and our guest speakers will be Duncan Buchanan and Terrie-Ann Howard. Members of the Pacific community are welcome to attend. 

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

Parent Effectiveness Training Course

Would you like to raise children who are responsible, confident, happy and who have a growth mindset?

Would you like to have more peaceful relations and less power struggles with your children; interactions where you view each other as helpers rather than culprits and where mutual respect is the keynote?

The Parent Within will be holding an eight-week training course at Pacific Lutheran College to tackle these issues. The course will run over eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, commencing on 3rd May (Week 3 of this term).

For further information about the course, testimonials and background information on the presenter, please visit: http://theparentwithin.com.

The cost of the course is $350 and includes a workbook and textbook. Bookings are essential, as places are limited. To book, contact Kathryn Tonges via the website at: http://theparentwithin.com/contact/

Mrs Sue Zweck, Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Upcoming Events

ANZAC Day

Prep – Year 5 students will remember the sacrifice of our service personnel (past and present) at an ANZAC Day Service on Monday 24th April. As the number of veterans dwindle, it is important for young people to not only remember the sacrifices of the past but to accept the responsibility for continuing this legacy of remembrance into the future.    

On Tuesday morning at the Caloundra ANZAC Day March, a contingent of students from the College will represent our community. If you would like to be part of this service, please meet at Kmart Tyre and Auto Service Centre, Stockland Shopping Centre Carpark in Caloundra at 8.15am.

Open Day

On Sunday 7th May, the College will be open from 12.30pm to 3.30pm for current and prospective students and families. A great variety of displays and activities have been planned to highlight the many and varied aspects of education at the College. 

NAPLAN

This year’s National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 will be held from Tuesday 9th May to Thursday 11th May. Further information will be forwarded over the coming weeks. 

You Can Do It Program

This term, students across Prep – Year 5 will explore ‘organisation’ as part of the You Can Do It program. As parents we all recognise the necessity of being organised and this is a skill students also need to learn to be successful. Being organised is about setting goals and planning the use of time effectively. Parents can assist children in learning to be organised by creating routines. Simple routines such as packing bags the night before school avoids the stress and chaos of last minute bag packing each morning. Planners or organisers placed on walls in the kitchen or bedroom also help children to develop positive habits of mind in regarding organisation.

Uniforms

Students in Years 1-5 may only wear their sports uniform to school on the days they have HPE lessons. Years 4 and 5 students may also wear their HPE uniforms to school on Thursdays. There may also be rare occasions during the year when students may be 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 for some reason your child is unable to wear the correct uniform to school please send a note to their teacher. A uniform reminder letter will be forwarded to parents whose children are in the wrong uniform without a note.

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

Food for Thought

Being Emotionally Available

In the past 20 or so years, parenting has become a significant focus on our society. We have discovered just how important it is that we get it ‘right’. The effects of our parenting are substantial and long lasting. The emotional security of children plays a significant role in shaping their lives — from their personality, confidence, success in future relationships and mental health — as they grow. To learn more, visit: http://www.emotionalavailability.com/.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor 

Tech Talk

OurPact – http://ourpact.com

Do you ever feel as though your son or daughter is spending too much time on their device? OurPact may be the solution. Download this free app and remotely control device use. Schedule time that students can use devices or simply block unwanted apps. If this is of interest to you, visit the following website for more information: http://ourpact.com.

Mr Damien Evans, Leading Teacher – Middle College

Junior College

Japanese – Making New Friends

Fun was had by all when our Year 6 Japanese students visited the Year 2 classes as part of a shared learning assessment task. During Term 1, our Year 6 students were introduced to some new Japanese daily expressions and various cultural aspects of the Japanese language. At the end of term, students took the opportunity to deliver their language and cultural knowledge in an entertaining manner through games, role-plays and other creative performances with the Year 2 students.

Pietrala and Schlotterbach Sensei, Year 6 Japanese Teachers

Secondary College

Mayor’s Telstra Technology Challenge 2017

Congratulations to our two Pacific teams who have been accepted as finalists in this year’s Mayor’s Telstra Technology Challenge.

 

Senior College students, Cameron Heeney, Harry Stone and Liam Dines are the iMood Team. Their idea is to develop a phone app which can be tailored by the user to bring up positive, happy images when the user is feeling down.

Senior College students, Ryan Lancaster, Keaton Dines and Ben Summers are The Grass Dudes. Their idea is to develop an attachment that converts a garden variety whipper-snipper into a tiny mower for hard to reach grassed areas.

Both teams are to be commended for their original ideas! Now comes the challenging part… A month of weekly sessions dedicated to product development and marketing began this Wednesday 19th April at the Sparks Bureau in Maroochydore. The Mayor officially opened the competition and introduced the local entrepreneurs that will guide the teams in their development.

Watch this space for more news over the coming weeks!

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

Certificate III in Basic Health Care – Work Placements

Over the recent school holidays, work placements commenced for the Year 12 students who are undertaking a Certificate III Basic Health Care through the College. We are very fortunate to have the support of several Sunshine Coast medical facilities to assist the students with their placements.

Below is a report from one of our students, Gemma Whitelaw. As you will read, her four days at Caloundra Skin Cancer Clinic made a huge impact on her life and consolidated her learnings from the course so far.

“Over the Easter Holidays I was given the opportunity to do a work placement at Caloundra Skin Cancer Clinic under the supervision of nurse Sherry Doodson and Doctor Alex Morgan. A week before my placement, Dr McMahon took me to the clinic to meet Sherry and Alex and have a quick tour of the facilities. Sherry and Alex’s lively and humorous attitudes definitely eased my nerves and made me very excited for the placement.

The first two days involved a lot of observing. Knowing very little about skin cancer, it was great that both Sherry and Alex were happy to give me as much information as possible and were able to answer any questions I had. I was able to watch multiple skin cancer removal procedures with Alex explaining each step of the procedure. I watched on as Sherry carried out many suture removals and dressings. Sherry showed me how they sanitise the equipment used for procedures and the different types of dressings used.

By the third and fourth days, I was able to put my knowledge to the test! I helped Sherry with dressings, sanitising the patient bed after each use and setting up and cleaning the theatre room before and after each procedure. In between patients and sanitising equipment and beds I was able to record plenty of notes about the procedures I witnessed and document the information I was given from Alex and Sherry, which I can’t wait to share with the rest of my health class.

A big thank you to Sherry, Alex and everyone at Caloundra Skin Cancer Clinic. The Clinic’s lively atmosphere made the experience so enjoyable and I am so thankful for their supervision over the four days. I also can’t thank Dr McMahon enough for offering this experience to me and helping me with all the preparation leading up to it. I got lots out of the placement and it was great to put everything I have learnt from the past year and half in Health at Pacific Lutheran College towards real life situations.” – Gemma Whitelaw

Dr Peter McMahon, Certificate III in Basic Health Care Teacher

Outdoor Education

White Water Canoe Expedition

There is no place like Australia when planning an outdoor expedition. Two weeks before departing on the Senior Canoe Expedition, there was barely 20 centimetres of water flowing over the first of many proposed rapids the group had planned to paddle. Over the next two weeks, the Upper Clarence River was in severe flood – twice!

Three Gold Duke of Edinburgh students, two Silver students and two Bronze students plus a number of other senior students, planned a five day and four night paddle from Clarence River Wilderness Lodge to the township of Tabulam on the Upper Clarence River in northern New South Wales. The expedition was a distance of approximately 127 kilometres. Menus had been planned, land owners contacted for permission to camp on their properties and a long list of other jobs had been completed by the 11 participating students.

Due to localised flooding, the expedition was postponed by a couple of days. On Monday 3rd April, the group drove to our starting point. The water levels in the river were fantastic, with most canoes taking in substantial amounts of water as they negotiated the many rapids each day. With names like Roller Coaster, Mongrel Boulder and Splatt Rock, the group approached the rapids with a little trepidation. The instructors set up safety contingencies for the rapids and talked the group through these. Concentrated looks, furrowed brows and white knuckles were commonplace whilst the instructors gave the group their paddling and stroke instructions. Each canoe would proceed through the rapids one at a time when they heard a shrill whistle blow from the lead instructor Steve Ross (AKA Scuba Steve). As canoes pulled away from the bank, calls of ‘good luck’ and ‘you can do this’ came from their friends. Lots of fun was had along the way as the group paddled through the beautiful environment. Another highlight was Pirate Day, when the entire group dressed as pirates for the day’s paddling.

  

In all, it was a great week away. The canoeing skills of those who attended developed unbelievably over the five days. Thank you to our instructors Steve Ross (Clarence River Wilderness Lodge) and Ashlie Nobilo (who flew from New Zealand) for their expertise and guidance.

Mt Barney National Park Tramp – June / July Holidays

Plans are underway for the June / July expedition through the very beautiful and remote Mt Barney National Park, southwest of Beaudesert. Participants will assist with all aspects of the expedition including planning and development. It is hoped the group will complete a day walk up Mt Barney East Peak (1365 metres) and then tramp up Barney Creek from Lower Portals car park to Cleared Ridge. This is a very easy tramp and the expedition is open to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students, their parents and staff of reasonable fitness.

Please contact Dr Peter McMahon for further information. A meeting for interested students will occur next week on Wednesday 26th April at 1.00pm in room D8.

New Zealand Expedition – December 2017

The final preparation plans have been put into place and we are now ready to discuss leadership and navigation with the students and parents attending this expedition. The first of these formal get-togethers will occur on Open Day (Sunday 7th May) in Room D9 at 11.00am. The participants will be divided into three smaller groups and will take responsibility for the running of selected days. This will include planning all of the day’s logistics, navigation, rest stops, river crossing points and campsites, drawing on individual’s leadership skills. They will also be responsible for maintaining contact with Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre via New Zealand Mountain Radio Service.

Students and/or parents wishing to be involved – it’s not too late! A 23 day program or 14 day program are on offer to those wanting to be involved. A video of the 2015 New Zealand Expedition can be found at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=3ZzNzED2s0E. Those interested should contact Dr Peter McMahon at the College as soon as possible.

Year 9 and 10 Camp Parent Information Evening

Due to the potential number of parents that will attend this meeting, we have made separate information evenings for Year 9 and Year 10.

  • Year 9 Camp Parent Information Evening: Monday 15th May 6.00pm in rooms H4 and H5
  • Year 10 Camp Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 16th May 6.00pm in rooms H4 and H5

A second option is also being offered for this Outdoor Education experience – one-week voluntary service and one week Outdoor Education camp. Parents of students electing this option are to attend a separate information evening on Tuesday 16th May at 6.00pm in room H3.

These evenings are considered essential for parents as important information will be provided including logistics, student safety, preparation and key dates and times. Please contact Dr Peter McMahon if you are unable to attend your child’s information evening so the relevant paperwork can be forwarded to you.

Dr Peter McMahon, Head of Outdoor Education

Cultural News

Side Show Musical – Tickets Now On Sale!

Fact and fiction are entwined in this musical inspired by Daisy and Violet Hilton, the Brighton-born conjoined twins who were displayed in US side shows as children and young adults, played vaudeville in the 1920s and appeared in Todd Browning’s long-banned 1932 movie Freaks.

Come and see Pacific Lutheran College's inspiring and talented cast, crew and professional band bring this heart-warming and beautiful story to the stage. If you saw our last musical, 'The Addams Family', or our Senior Drama Production last year of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', then you won't want to miss this performance!

Dates: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May

Cost: Tickets range from $20 – $25

Tickets are on sale now! For full event details and to book, visit: http://theeventscentre.com.au/product/pacific-lutheran-college-sideshow-musical/.

Mrs Janine Delaney, Head of Drama and Side Show Director

Junior Sport

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 2 for Junior Sport. This term is Cross Country and Athletics seasons for students. SCISSA also continues for all Year 4-6 students. Most students have opted to stay with their Term 1 sport choice, however there are a number of students who have taken up the kayaking option and will start training and working towards the State Championships later next term with Mr Gary Graves. Monday after school SCISSA training does not begin until Week 5, but students will have the opportunity to train during Thursday sport time in the meantime.

Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival

Last term’s rescheduled Cross Country Carnival will be held tomorrow (Friday 21st April) at the Meridan playing fields. Students will move to the fields after morning tea with the first race starting at 11.00am. The carnival will conclude by 1.00pm.

Please note that there has been a change to the 12 years age group, which was highlighted in a parent letter sent home earlier this week. The 12 years age group will be split according to year level, with Year 6 students competing in the primary school carnival and Year 7 students in the secondary carnival. There will be age champion medallions presented to the 12 years age group at both carnivals. However, the District Team will be based on times with the top six students selected to represent the College at this carnival. 

Armidale Rugby Carnival

Over the school holidays, a group of 17 students across Years 4-6 and three Pacific staff members made the journey south for the annual Armidale School Rugby Carnival. With 45 schools and clubs competing, it is one of the largest rugby carnivals for 12 year olds in the country. This was the ninth year that Pacific had attended the carnival and it was an enjoyable weekend away.

This year we fielded one of the youngest teams we have ever taken away. The majority of the team was made up of students turning 10 or 11 who were playing up an age level or two. Students began training for the carnival at the beginning of last term and there was a vast amount of improvement in their skill and knowledge of the game. Our team should be very proud of their efforts. Playing against teams that were older was always going to be tough, however, the Pacific players were competitive in every match and were able to push opposing teams for the whole game.

At the Carnival, the team played against Caboolture Rugby Club, Dalby Rugby Club, Riverview College Sydney, Scone Grammar, Tudor House and Somerset College. Playing schools and clubs from all over Queensland and New South Wales was a great opportunity for our players to test their skills and teamwork. The highlight of the carnival was the finals games on Sunday. Pacific played strongly against both Somerset College and Riverview College from Sydney. In both games Pacific showed great teamwork and improved tackling. We drew with Somerset College and only recorded a very narrow loss to Riverview College, which is one of the premier Sydney GPS colleges.

  

The boys that attended were a credit to the College and their families. They displayed great manners and behaviour in public at all times and listened well to all directions. The coaches thoroughly enjoyed taking away such a well-behaved and respectful group of students.

Looking forward to the 2018 Armidale Carnival, 13 out of the 17 students who made the trip this year can attend the carnival again. With another year of growth in both physical size and rugby skills, next year’s team will be able to really challenge all teams they come up against.

Trips like this could not happen without dedicated staff that willingly give up part of their holidays to attend these carnivals. I would like to thank Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Matt O’Keefe who coached and managed the team both on and off the field over the three days. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and guidance with the boys were greatly appreciated.

This year’s team included:

  • Brock Rudes
  • Matthew Johnston
  • Darcy Connors
  • Hayden Burnett
  • Lachlan Whincop
  • Jai Britton
  • Tom Worthington
  • Eamon Mahoney
  • Alex Lee
  • Harrison Angel
  • Jack Packer
  • Zane Holmes
  • Sam McKean
  • Kai Sorbello
  • Lachlan Currey
  • Cooper Kiernan
  • Luke Becker
  • Mr Scott Crompton – Coach
  • Mr Matt O’Keefe – Coach
  • Mr Darren Hooper – Manager

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Senior SCISSA Volleyball

The senior SCISSA volleyball season commenced yesterday with an excellent start from our Year 11 and 12 boys and girls teams. Pacific recorded three wins out of the four games in the first round! Well done to all players and coaches. Training for the girls will be held on Friday mornings before school in the gym. Training for boys will be held Thursday lunchtime in the gym.

 

Senior Boys A

Senior Girls A

Senior Boys B

Senior Girls B

Opposition

SUN

SUN

GSLC

SUN 1

Score

2-0

2-1

0-2

2-0

Result

Win

Win

Loss

Win

MVP

Harry Turner

Caity O'Keefe

Bradley Forrest

Isla Gear

Cross Country Carnival

Due to the weather event at the end of last term, the rescheduled Cross Country Carnival will be held this Friday 21st April. All the details are exactly the same, with the exception that all Year 7 students will now be running in the afternoon with the senior students. Please check your CareMonkey account for all the details in the information letter.

Term 2 Sport

We have lots of exciting new sports kicking off this term including kayaking, futsal and rugby for both boys and girls. This term, the District Trial Day 4 is being held as well as the Junior Trish Buckley Volleyball competition. More information about all of these sports can be found on your child’s Schoology account.

Monday night netball is also continuing and we wish all those girls the best of luck as they head closer to the finals.

We look forward to another great term of sport at Pacific!

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

PLC Netball Club

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable Easter break and didn’t consume too much chocolate! This week marks the start of the official season. Two of our teams have been re-graded to provide a more balanced draw, which is positive.

On Saturday 29th April, the College is hosting the CDNA round. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our College and the club. The response to our ‘call to arms’ has been extremely positive, but there are still opportunities available to assist. If you can spare a little time to assist, it would be greatly appreciated and we are sure that you will find it a rewarding experience. If you are interested, please send me an email. Details of the activities and responsibilities will be forwarded via the team managers over the next week.

Once again it was difficult to select our players of the week for games held on Saturday 1st April, however the recipients are:

  • Unicorns – Shelby Sempf for her enthusiasm and effort; 
  • Mustangs – Sarah Barrett for an awesome display;
  • Ponies – Ella Kidd for an outstanding effort;
  • Brumbies – Allegra Pollack for her defensive performance;
  • Fillies – Amie Hague for her goal shooting; and
  • Arabians – Chelsea Kidd for her drive and court movement.

Mr Trevor Colton, President PLC Netball Club

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

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Entertainment Books

Pacific Lutheran College is fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. Order your NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships today and 20% of the proceeds will go towards Pacific Lutheran Early Learning Centre! To order your book or digital membership, visit: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/230p536

Upcoming Dates

April
24 Prep - Year 5 Anzac Day Service
25 Anzac Day Public Holiday
26 Year 6-12 Anzac Day Service
  13-19yrs District Trial Day 4
26-27  Senior College Interviews
27 Year 11-12 IPT
  Big Day In - USC
   
May
1 Labour Day Public Holiday
2 Trimester 2 Begins
  Year 6 ALWS Awareness Day
3 Year 7-12 Schools Tennis Season Begins (4.00pm-6.00pm)
7 Open Day
9-11 NAPLAN
10 Friends of Pacific Mother's Day Stall
11 Year 3-7 Sprint Trials (1.40pm-3.00pm)
12 Under Eights Day