Compass No 454 - April 2017

From the Principal

ANZAC Day – More Than A Day To Remember

A key theme of the ANZAC Day messages was the encouragement for people to not only remember the sacrifice of our service men and women but also to embrace the ANZAC Spirit by putting others before ourselves. We show greatest respect for what we have been given by making the best use of our talents in service of others. ANZAC Day also helps us to be grateful for the freedoms we experience and the richness of our lives. The bleakness of imagery from the battlefields of war contrasts sharply with the beauty of nature we encounter every day and the peacefulness of our community existence. 

As we commemorate ANZAC Day we remember the sacrifice of service men and women and their families. It is also helpful for us to remember the fullness of what we have been given and to respond with generous hearts, hands and feet.

Principal's Log

It was heart warming to see the way in which communities engaged with the commemoration of ANZAC Day and to be part of the Pacific community as we engaged in a number of events on the day. Our College Captains, Alli Whitmore and Sam Wilson read the poem In Flanders Fields at the poignant Kings Beach Dawn Service, with many staff, students and parents in attendance. Staff and students then took the opportunity to show their respect by participating in the Caloundra Anzac Day March and laying a wreath. Our Year 6 students and teachers joined with the Centaur retirement community in their remembrance activities. Staff and students also engaged in services led within the College. We are deeply appreciative of parents Ms Terri-Ann Howard and Mr Duncan Buchanan who spoke at our Year 6-12 service and to Mr Gary Phillips from the RSL who led the Ode and remembrance component of the service. We thank our musicians for the important part they played in our services and particularly Jared Solti who played the Last Post with skill and courage. We thank all parents, staff and students for the gift of time as they remembered and in particular Mr Brendan Delaney, Mrs Leanne Bevis, Pastor Tim Jarick and Year 6 teacher Ms Leisa Ilott for their leadership and organisation. 

There was a lot of heart evident as students competed and cheered each other on during last Friday’s Cross Country Carnival. Congratulations to all students who participated and gave their best and well done to Wira House who won both the Year 3-6 Carnival and the Year 7-12 Carnival and to Bula House who won the House Spirit Award at the Year 7-12 Carnival. Thank you to Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mrs Natalie Campbell and PE staff for their leadership of the day and also to Mr Stuart Pohlner who has helped students to build their fitness through the running club.

We also extend congratulations to the two senior teams who have been selected to proceed to the finals in the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Challenge. One team is designing an app to assist people to manage their emotions and another group is designing a device that will assist in improving the way people can care for their lawns.

As advised by email earlier this week, it is with mixed emotions that we share that Mrs Sue Zweck has accepted a position as Service Manager for Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) from the start of Term 3. This is a wonderful next step for Mrs Zweck and a great blessing for the many children who attend QLECS services across the country who will benefit greatly from her expertise. Mrs Zweck has given outstanding service to this community over the past 17 years and we look forward to celebrating her achievements with her towards the end of this term.

Tickets are now on sale for Sideshow the Musical. The performance, which will be at the Caloundra Civic Centre on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, promises to be yet another thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining production. 

Parent, teacher and student conferences are an important part of building the most effective learning environment for young people. We thank the parents, students and staff of our senior students who have taken part in these important learning experiences this week.

We give a prayer of thanks for the service of our defence men and women and their families and ask for God’s help to make the most of the gifts we have been given for the betterment of others.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Winter Uniform

Commences Next Week

The winter uniform will commence on Tuesday 2nd May. As a reminder, the winter uniform consists of:

Senior College

  • Males – Long pants with navy short socks, College shirt, tie, blazer and hat.
  • Females – Summer uniform with College blazer and hat. Navy or skin coloured stockings may be worn. Stockings are not to be worn with the sports uniform.

Middle College

  • Males – Summer uniform with College tie and hat.
  • Females – No change to summer uniform.

The full winter uniform including blazers and formal hat is to be worn to and from school every day other than SCISSA sport days.

The following are provided as general reminders to assist families in supporting their young people to maintain a high standard of presentation:

  • The formal jumper may only be worn with the day uniform (not worn with the sports uniform, nor the sports jacket worn with the day uniform).
  • Female students may wear stockings at any time of the year with their formal uniform. When wearing stockings no socks are to be worn.
  • Female dresses should always be approximately knee length. Families are asked to maintain a check on this as girls grow rather than waiting for reminders to be sent from the College.

All uniform items are available from the College’s Uniform Shop or online at: https://www.flexischools.com.au/.

From the Head of Senior Students

ANZAC Day March

An important component in student development is inspiring them to adopt a sense of civic responsibility to the communities they live in. Volunteering their time in assisting others is a pursuit that will benefit their personal growth and lifelong experiences immensely.

  

On Tuesday 25th April, College Captains Samuel and Alli attended and read a poem at the Kings Beach Dawn Service. A number of students from all year levels then took part in the Caloundra Anzac Day March. Thank you to Mr Brendan Delaney and Mrs Leanne Bevis for leading the organisation of this service event, to staff for supervising and to students and families for their involvement on the day. Lest we forget. 

Teddy Time – Year 2 and Year 12

Year 2 and Year 12 students are invited to bring along a teddy bear and their lunch (as normal) for a teddy bear's picnic on Thursday 4th May from 1.00pm to 1.30pm. At this lunchtime, Year 12 students will lead a range of activities and connect with the Year 2 students for an enjoyable event. We are looking forward it!

Pacific Lutheran Alumni

The Class of 2007 – 10 Year Reunion will be held on Saturday 22nd July at the College. Past students, parents, family and staff are invited to attend. The reunion will include a tour of the college, followed by canapés and drinks. Click here to download the invite. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you! Any event enquiries can be made to Mrs Stephanie Scarlett: sscarlett@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Are you a past student of Pacific Lutheran College? We are interested in hearing from and connecting with past students for our upcoming Compass Review publication. If you are able to contribute, please email sscarlett@pacluth.qld.edu.au for more information. We would particularly like to hear from students who graduated in 2007.

Miss Kim Stone, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Prep - Year 5 ANZAC Day Service

Thank you to the many parents and family members who attended the Prep – Year 5 ANZAC Day Service on Monday. A special thank you to Mrs Fiona Schefe and Year 5S who’s input and leadership made the service relevant and meaningful to all who attended. As the number of veterans dwindle it is important for young people to not only remember the sacrifices of the past but to accept responsibility for continuing this legacy of remembrance into the future.     

Cross Country Carnival

Last Friday the Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival was held. Thank you to the many parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the carnival and support their children. Student participation rates and the standard of performance across all year levels were outstanding. What particularly impressed me on the day was the persistence and effort that all students put into completing the course and their support for each other.

Some things we face in life can be a bit challenging and uncomfortable. Facing these trials with effort and a persistent ‘I can do it’ attitude, as displayed at the Cross Country Carnival, are positive attributes to be applauded and encouraged. A special thank you to Mr Darren Hooper and Mrs Natalie Campbell for organising the event and to all the HPE and classroom teachers who helped make the day a success. 

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.

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

Food for Thought

Screenagers

In the new documentary ‘Screenagers’, children can’t resist the pull of electronic devices and parents don’t know what to do about it. Sound familiar?

Did you know that the part of the brain responsible for things such as planning, decision-making and impulse control (the frontal cortex) grows slowly over the teen years and is not fully developed until our 20s? Screen time releases the chemical dopamine in the reward centres of the brain and there is no other time in life when you’re as susceptible to that pleasure-producing chemical than in adolescence.

The worst thing a parent can do is hand over a smartphone and hope for the best. But parents often feel like trying to set limits are pointless, that the cat is out of the bag, tech is everywhere. But kids’ brains aren’t wired to self-regulate. They can’t do it without you and they shouldn’t have to.

What should parent do then?

Given the right guidelines, kids can increase self-control over time. And that’s a more important indicator of success than even I.Q. You will see in the film, kids want rules around their screen time. So you have to set guidelines.

Screenagers will air at Event Cinemas in Maroochydore on Wednesday 31st May. Further information about the screening can be found on the College’s Facebook page, under ‘Events’: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PacificLutheran/events/.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor 

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Mother’s Day Stall

Our annual Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Wednesday 10th May for Prep – Year 5 students and Thursday 11th May for Middle and Senior College students.

Prep - Year 5 children will visit the stall in class groups with their teachers. Students are asked to bring money in a named envelope. All gifts are $5 each. For Middle and Senior College students, the stall will be available during morning tea time outside the Middle/Senior College Office. Our Early Learning Centre will have its own stall onsite in the new building from Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 12th May.

Thank you to our wonderful sub-committee for all their work in preparing the stall.

May Meeting

Our next meeting is at 7.00pm on Tuesday 23rd May in the College Library. All parents/guardians and staff of the College are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

General 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

School Photos
  • Year 7-12: Tuesday 16th May
  • Siblings: Tuesday 16th May
  • Prep – Year 6: Tuesday 23rd May

A reminder that class photos for Years 7-12 and sibling photos will be taken on Tuesday 16th and 23rd May.

Envelope Orders:  photos can be purchased in the traditional manner using an envelope, with cash/cheque enclosed.

Online Orders: photos can be ordered and paid for online using a secure online platform. To place your order online, visit www.advancedlife.com.au and enter the code B7H 8V9 RRH 
This code can also be found printed on your envelope. Orders placed online DO NOT require an envelope, cash/cheques or paperwork returned to school.

To ensure a smoothly run photo day, online orders for Sibling / Family Photos will be cut off at 12.00am the night before our photo day. Sibling photos can still be ordered after the online cut-off date by collecting an envelope from the office and returning the envelope on the photo day with your payment enclosed.

Miss Carolyn Sainty, Executive Admin Secretary

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

Junior College

Calling All Great Thinkers from Year 3-6!

It is with excitement that all Year 3-6 students are invited to join our Thinkers Club for Term 2. The Thinkers Club focuses on teamwork and the differing roles that occur within groups. Students will develop skills such as communication, collaboration, organisation, leadership, divergent thinking, creativity and problem solving.

Thinkers Club will be held during lunchtime on Tuesdays in the new OSHC building behind the Prep block, commencing in Week 3. Mrs Lu Pollard and Mrs Holly Humphrey will be coordinating the club.

Based on their attendance, enthusiasm and commitment, students will then be selected to participate in an Opti-Minds Junior Challenge Team in Term 3 (Saturday 26th August). This is the first year that Pacific will be represented at Opti-Minds and we are greatly enthused at the prospect of providing this opportunity for our students. The challenge empowers participants to think, create and communicate. Teams will be required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the following categories: Science, Engineering or Social Sciences. More information about the challenge is available at: http://opti-minds.com/.

If selected for an Opti-Minds Team in Term 3, students will be required to attend one afternoon after school per week (most likely Friday from 3.00pm – 4.00pm), along with their Tuesday lunch commitment for the six weeks leading up to Challenge Day.

As these challenges are based on sustainability, we will be calling for any recycled materials to be brought in for usage throughout Thinkers Club and the Opti-mind Challenge. We will arrange for some boxes to be placed on the outside veranda of OSHC for these materials to be collected.

So, if you are a student from Year 3- 6 and you love problem-solving, creating and working collaboratively with your friends, this could be the activity for you! Come along to our first Thinkers Club on Tuesday 2nd May. Meet us at the gate by Prep at 12.50pm with your lunchboxes. We will eat lunch together before we start at 1.00pm with some fun, hands-on ‘brain teasers’.

Please respond via email to Mrs Luanne Pollard at lpollard@pacluth.qld.edu.au or Mrs Holly Humprey hhumprey@pacluth.qld.edu.au if you have any further queries or concerns.

Mrs Lu Pollard, Year 3 Teacher

Secondary College

Mayor's Telstra Technology Challenge 2017

This week has been busy for both teams involved in the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Challenge. On Wednesday evening the teams began the mentoring session at Sparks Bureau in Maroochydore. The Mayor also presented the teams with their finalist award and officially launched the competition. Groups from eight schools in the area are taking part in the competition this year. The mentoring sessions will run over four weeks and involve the teams working with a local entrepreneur to develop a business plan for their product.

  

Last week, the Grass Dudes were invited to ABC radio where they were interviewed about their idea, their roles and how they see their product developing.

In early June there will be the opportunity for the College community to participate in the Voter’s Choice Award. Keep watching this space for important dates as well as the links for voting.

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

Hospitality - Boat Shed Dinner

This year's annual Boat Shed Dinner will be held on Tuesday 30th May. Come and support our Year 12 Hospitality students as they experience running a restaurant. Click here to download further information. Tables are filling quickly, so make sure to contact Mrs Colleen Beattie as soon as possible for reservations: cbeattie@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Colleen Beattie, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology

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

Careers Department

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

QUT STEM Camp

Applications for the 2017 Vice-Chancellor's STEM Camp will close on Tuesday 2nd May. The fully funded camp is open to high achieving Year 11 students and provides an exclusive opportunity for students to spend a week working alongside QUT researchers and undergraduate students on real-world STEM research. Learn more at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study/do-you-advise-school-students/stem-for-schools/vice-chancellors-stem-regional-camp.

UQ – ‘Getting Ready For University'

UQ will hold information sessions for parents/guardians and students from Years 10-12. These interactive group sessions are designed to provide the necessary information to assist your child in making an informed choice about their future.

Topics include:

  • Understanding university language;
  • Key differences between high school and university;
  • Pathways into your dream program;
  • Scholarships; and
  • QTAC, fees, accommodation.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 16th May from 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 16th May from 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 17th May from 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 18th May from 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Bookings are essential and registrations close on Monday 8th May. Visit: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/getting-ready-university-–-parent-information-sessions.

The Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF)

AYAF is an annual five-day conference for students in Years 11 and 12 who are interested in investigating careers and pathways in the aerospace industry (e.g. Aerospace engineering, Aerospace trades, Military aerospace and Pilot Training). In 2017 the AYAF will be run from 3rd – 7th July (during the school holidays) in Brisbane. Applications are now open and close on Friday 26th May. Learn more at: http://www.ayaa.com.au/AYAF-Bris.

Bond University 2018 Scholarships

Bond University offers a large number of full fee and part fee scholarships as well as cash bursaries. Most scholarships can be used for any single or combined program (with the exception of the Medical Program). For more information, to download the 2018 scholarship brochure and to access the application tips, visit: https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/scholarships. Scholarship applications for Year 12 students must be lodged online using the Bond University application form. Applications close on 31st July.

ADFA Future Leaders Networking Evening

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) combines military and leadership training with a world-class degree from the University of New South Wales for the future leaders of Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force. The key benefits of studying at ADFA include:

  • Range of undergraduate degrees available
  • The best student-to-teacher ratio in the country
  • No HELP debt and paid a salary to study
  • Guaranteed career upon successful graduation

To find out more about ADFA and speak with ADFA Graduates, come along to the Future Leaders Networking Evening on Tuesday 2nd May from 6.00pm at the Mantra Mooloolaba Beach. To RSVP, please visit http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/K1LY3L/ or email defencejobsmaroochydore@dfr.com.au

Changes to Teaching Degree Prerequisites

There have been changes to the requirements for teacher training degrees. Currently the prerequisites for entry to a teaching degree are:

  • At least Sound Achievement in Authority English
  • At least Sound Achievement in Mathematics (Mathematics A and/or B and /or C)
  • Students entering undergraduate primary (including early childhood and middle years) programs also require a Sound Achievement in an Authority Science subject.

In addition to these requirements, applicants applying for teaching courses commencing in 2018 will be required to submit to QTAC a 1000-word statement addressing their personal competencies. This will be assessed by QTAC as satisfactory or not satisfactory. Applicants applying for more than one teaching degree need only submit one statement. More information about this new requirement will be available shortly.

Health and Medical Pathways

The My Health Career website provides information on pathways to 10 different medical specialisations. The ‘Videos’ section of the website has interviews with practitioners involved in dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, optometry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, physiotherapy and podiatry. Explore more of the resources on this website and subscribe to a regular health careers newsletter at: https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/become-a-doctor

‘Where Are They Now?’ – Calling Pacific Alumni

We are seeking photos of past students depicting their personal, academic or vocational achievements (great or small) since graduating from Pacific Lutheran College. Are you in contact with a past student? Please ask them to email our Careers Counsellor, Mrs Natasha Purcell (npurcell@pacluth.qld.edu.au), with a photo that depicts their achievement and a short blurb that includes their name, year of graduation and details of their achievement. The images will be collated and utilised in promotional materials for College Open Days and events.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival

Last Friday the weather finally cooperated and we were able to hold the long awaited Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival. Students excitedly made their way down to the Meridan Sports Fields just after morning tea. It was great to see the tremendous house spirit amongst the three houses with Year 6 students leading war cries prior to the first race.

  

There were lots of great individual performances across all divisions at the carnival. The benefits of the Tuesday morning run club could be seen with some very quick times recorded by students! Congratulations to Wira House who won the Carnival and to the following students who were awarded age champions.

Age

Boys

Girls

8 Years

Leo Michaels

Madyson Pearce

9 Years

Riley Bowering

Sarah Barrett

10 Years

Darcy Connors

Bella Lumkes

11 Years

Christian Schlotterbach

Zaida Williams

12 Years (Primary)

Thomas Jackson

Olivia Cooke

The Independent District Cross Country Carnival will be held on Thursday 18th May (Week 5). Students who have made this team will receive information and a consent form over the coming week via CareMonkey. 

SCISSA Sport

Year 4-6 SCISSA training started last Thursday afternoon during school time. Students will begin Monday afterschool training in Week 5 and the second Gala Day will be held later this term in Week 8.

Kayaking has also commenced this term with students training during Thursday sport time and Monday afternoons from Week 5. Please note there will be a bus to drop students off at Lake Kawana on the weeks where Monday SCISSA training occurs.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Year 7-12 Cross Country Carnival

Last Friday, all Year 7-12 students competed in the annual Cross Country Carnival. Outstanding participation from students made for an excellent afternoon of distance running. Bula House took out the House Spirit Award while Wira House won overall, a slim three points ahead of Mumba House. All students who finished in the top six in their age group have been selected for the College Cross Country team and will compete at the District Carnival on Thursday 18th May. These students are encouraged to attend the Tuesday morning running club at 7.15am on the oval.

  

Boys

13yrs

14yrs

15yrs

16yrs

Open

1

Jason Wulff

Sebastian Moye

James Brown

Nathan Weir

Jake Hynes

2

Jack Connors

Sam Larsen

John Redd

Robert Holmes

Drew Chaplin

3

Harrison Whitelaw

Niels Whiteley

Danico Prinsloo

Connor Hirst

Jez Lofthouse

4

Daffyd Thomas

Jarrod Goodwin

Nathan Gale

Liam Heidrich

Sam Wilson

5

Alessandro Papallo

Campbell Williams

Hamish Singleton

Baugden Zolotar

Joe Farrell

6

Denali Hatcher

Nick Masson

Alexander Hickey

Sam Henderson

Lachlan Masson

 

Girls

13yrs

14yrs

15yrs

16yrs

Open

1

Alicia Woods

Bethany McKenna

Georgia Harle

Natasha Whiteley

Georgia Woods

2

Eliza Woods

Cosette Winter

Brooklyn Graves

Karlee Connors

Jazz Morris

3

Yasmin Richters

Samantha Holt

Shyla Cooke

Lucy Anderson

Gemma Whitelaw

4

Lucy Burnett

Rhianna Higginson

Bridget McKean

Tamika Cheney

Luca Sullivan

5

Chloe Fleming

Zoe Teys

Alyssa Rabnott

Sarah Gale

Mikaela Swan

6

Grace Whitelaw

Nicola Hewitt

Tayla Gorham

Olivia Papallo

Shelby Bennett

Volleyball, Tennis and Rugby

Well done to the Senior Boys volleyball team who have recorded two wins from two games so far this season! The Years 7-12 Schools Tennis season also commenced this week, unfortunately our scheduled B Division game against Nambour Christian College was rained out.

 

VOLLEYBALL

RUGBY (two games)

Team

Senior Boys A

Senior Girls A

Senior Girls B

U13 Boys

U15 Boys

Opposition

SAAC

SAAC

SAAC

SAAC / ILC

SAAC / NCC

Score

2-0

1-2

1-2

5-20 / -

20-39 / 38-7

Result

Win

Loss

Loss

Loss / Forfeit

Loss / Win

MVP

Zavian McConnell

Paige Layfield

Piper Brown

Mitchell Barwick

Frank Butler

Futsal

On Wednesday 26th April, the U13 and U14 Pacific futsal teams took part in the North Brisbane regional carnival. Both teams played outstandingly. The U14 team won all but one game and made it to the semi-finals where they were defeated by a well-drilled Murrumba Downs team. The U13 team won all their games throughout the day and went on to play a hard fought grand final, where a more experienced Murrumba Downs team also beat them. The boys are to be congratulated on their skills, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Thank you to Middle College student Matthias Schlotterbach for coaching the U13 boys and to Mrs Leah Croke for her support and leadership of teams on the day.

Trish Buckley Volleyball

It has been an outstanding start to the Trish Buckley Volleyball Competition for our Year 9 girls team. They are currently undefeated after three games. We look forward to hearing how they progress in the next matches on Friday 12th May. Good luck girls! Thank you to Mrs Deb Turner and Mrs Marg Gunn for their coaching expertise.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

PLC Netball Club

This week marks a major milestone for the club as we are hosting the Caloundra District Netball Association (CDNA), which is a great opportunity to build our community spirit. A warm thank you to Pacific Soccer and the College for their support in making this event the success that I am sure that it will be. There are still opportunities to assist, so if on the day you can help out, even for just a short while, please do not be shy in coming forward.  

Once again it was difficult to select our players of the week, however this week the recipients for their efforts are:

  • Ponies – Madeline Attard for an outstanding effort;
  • Brumbies – Rani Monro for her defensive efforts;
  • Fillies – Evelyn Way for her commitment; and
  • Arabians – Tayla Gorham for efforts in attack.

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

Upcoming Dates

April
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
14 Mother's Day
15 Year 9 Camp Parent Information Evening (6.00pm)
16 Year 7-12 and Sibling Photo Day
  13-19yrs District Trial Day 4
  Year 10 Camp Parent Information Evening (6.00pm)
  Year 9/10 Camp Option 2 Parent Information Evening (6.00pm)
16-17 Year 4-5 Cycle Skills