Compass No 455 - May 2017

From the Principal

Open Day 2017

Pacific has continued to evolve in supporting the quality of young people’s growth. Open Day this Sunday provides the opportunity for families to visit our new hospitality area, refurbished science lab and visit the new learning spaces in our Early Learning Centre. There is the opportunity to learn about future building plans and curriculum offerings, as well as to speak with teachers about the next stage of your child’s learning journey.

  

Pacific has remained committed to providing a stimulating and engaging approach to learning that fosters creativity, enjoyment and deep understandings. At the heart of this has been the increasing personalisation of learning, building our young peoples’ capacity to take responsibility for their learning both independently and collaboratively and nurturing their social and emotional capabilities through strong engagement with a culture built on Lutheran traditions that are enriched by current research. 

We encourage families to invite friends and neighbours and to take the opportunity to attend themselves to learn more about the opportunities available for their children. 

Principal's Log

Last Saturday, Pacific hosted the Caloundra District Netball Association (CDNA) fixtures. The day was a tremendous success with parents from our netball club providing good hospitality to our visiting teams. We congratulate and thank Mr Trevor Colton and his team for their generosity of time in leading and organising the day.

We congratulate our U15, U16 and senior futsal teams for their skilful performances at the School Futsal Titles held in Brisbane recently. All three teams played with great sportsmanship, each recording a number of wins on the day and two teams making the semi-finals. We thank Mr Brendan Delaney and past student Tyler Turner for their coaching and support of these students.

Students have enjoyed taking advantage of the new seating in our outdoor café area, which was installed at the end of last week. The new seating provides a great shaded outdoor learning space as well as a space for students to relax and connect at break times. The senior hospitality students are also looking forward to establishing a breakfast café out of this space in the near future. We thank Mrs Marnie Whittaker and Mrs Colleen Beattie for their creative design of this area, which has resulted in a space with a very warm ambience.

Earlier this week, Year 12 hospitality students enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the industry during their two-day stay at the Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. This visit enabled them to gain valuable work experience in a wide range of hospitality roles. We thank Mrs Colleen Beattie, Mrs Rhana Holt and Mr Ian Learoyd for the organisation and leadership of this event and look forward to enjoying the students’ skills at the Boat Shed Dinner on Tuesday 30th May.

This week on assembly, Middle and Senior College students and staff were treated to a small insight into the energy and vibrancy of the Side Show production. Families will also have the opportunity for a preview this weekend, with rehearsals running throughout Open Day. All families are encouraged to bring friends along to the performances on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, which promise to be thoroughly entertaining experiences.

Contributing to community enriches our lives. We give thanks to God for all staff, students and parents of the College community who, through their generosity of time and spirit, enliven both the Pacific and the wider community.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Quality of Attitude

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

(Matthew 5:3-5)

From a mountaintop, Jesus was teaching crowds about being ‘blessed’. These words have come to be known as the ‘Beatitudes’. I like to think they are called this because they are Be-Attitudes – ‘attitudes’ to have that help us ‘be’ in the world. They are some of the hardest sayings for us to take on board because the world and our human nature operate differently. We naturally operate according to Plan A, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Someone hits us and we hit them back. Someone badmouths us on social media and we badmouth them back. Jesus is giving us a Plan B though. Plan B is having an attitude that leads to mercy, self-restraint, humility and empathy. It is a quality of attitude that leads to a quality of action.

If you read Jesus’ list of what makes a person ‘blessed’ you will be surprised by many of them. You are blessed when you mourn, when you are merciful, when you are meek. You are blessed when you are compassionate to others, when you desire to do right. You are blessed when you work for peace and suffer for just causes. There is no language here about riches, fame or glory. The kind of blessing Jesus is giving us is trusting God to be with us and to help us. Jesus is saying when you ‘mourn’ and long for help, then you can trust that God will be with you and will provide comfort for you. This is a different kind of ‘blessing’ that can make us strong even when things seem tough. God will not abandon us. This quality of attitude positively affects our actions within the world.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Red Shield Appeal

This week at the Middle / Senior College Assembly, a representative from the Salvation Army spoke to students about the upcoming Red Shield Appeal. Children and Families Minister Worker, Cathy, explained that many more Australians are experiencing hardship due to the increased cost of living. The Sunshine Coast is an area where housing and rent in particular is very expensive and as a result, more homeless people are coming into the Caloundra Salvation Army Centre to seek help.

As well as offering practical assistance to distressed members of the Sunshine Coast community, the Salvation Army also provides an opportunity for lonely people to connect with others and increase their engagement with society.

On Sunday 28th May, we will be supporting the Red Shield Appeal. Students from Year 6-12 are welcome to volunteer their time for this worthy cause. This year we will be based here at the College, in front of the Middle / Senior College Office (L Block) as we have become too big for Moondara Park in Wurtulla. We are looking for teams of four students and one parent driver. In the past, we have had an excellent response from our community and we hope to continue this in 2017.

During the month of May, all classes and Pastoral Care Groups will be collecting non-perishable foods and personal items for the Salvation Army. We will also hold a Casual Clothes Day with a $2 donation required by students.

People on the fringe of our community need care that treats them with dignity and compassion. The Salvation Army can provide this and 28th May is our chance to help them.

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

SCIPHA Chess Tournament

Congratulations to those students from Years 4-6 who represented Pacific at the SCIPHA Chess Tournament, which was held at Immanuel Lutheran College on Friday 28th April. For the first time, Pacific entered a team in the Open Division and placed third out of the ten teams involved. Well done to all students on this fantastic achievement! 

NAPLAN

This year’s National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be held next week from 9th to 11th May. Information regarding this assessment has been emailed home to families in these year levels.

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness week will be held from 14th to 20th May. At Pacific, we have a number of students who suffer from life threatening allergic reactions when exposed to peanuts and other nut products. Students can also suffer severe allergic reactions caused by other allergens such as insect bites and a variety of other food products. In the case of peanuts and nut products, avoidance is the only way to prevent a reaction. This issue impacts on the entire College community. As such, parents are asked to not send nut or peanut products of any kind to school with their children. Examples of products that contain peanuts are peanut butter, Nutella, peanut bars and some muesli bars and health bars. Please check food labels if you are unsure. 

Years 4-5 Cycle Skills

On Tuesday 16th May and Wednesday 17th May, all students across Years 4-5 will have the opportunity to undertake a Cycle Skills Program. The program is funded through a Queensland Government Community Road Safety Grant that was successfully applied for by our Friends of Pacific. The program aims to teach all students a variety of skills to ride safely. Parents are reminded that permission slips need to be returned to class teachers by Monday 8th May.

Mother's Day Stall

On Wednesday 10th May the Friends of Pacific will hold a Mother’s Day Stall for all students in Prep to Year 6. A variety of gifts will be available for $5 each. Students will visit the stall in their class groups and are asked to bring their money in a named envelope. 

Walk Safely to School Day

On Friday 19th May, Sunshine Coast Council is urging students to join thousands of young people across Australia and walk, scoot or skate to school for Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD). All students at Pacific are encouraged to participate in this event.

WSTSD is an annual, national event that promotes road safety, health, public transport and the environment. By walking to school, you’ll get some great exercise and quality time with friends, as well as reduce traffic congestion and pollution around the school.

Students who register online (www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au) before Friday 19th May will also go in the draw for some great prizes including 10 x scooters and 10 x skateboards.

If possible, parents are invited to join with their children for WSTSD. If you live too far to walk from home, then meet us at Oakdale Park (Oakdale Circuit, Currimundi) and join us for a short 850m walk from there. Staff will be there to meet you at 8.00am for an 8.05am departure. To ensure the safety of our students, we ask that children are accompanied by a parent / carer where possible. 

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

Food for Thought

Fathering Daughters

A father’s influence lasts a lifetime and it is an important compliment to the mothering role. Research continues to confirm that a female’s sense of worth is commonly rooted in her experience with her father. Fathers affect the lives of their daughters in intriguing ways including their academic and vocational pathways, career success and financial wellbeing. A well-fathered daughter is also most likely to have better emotional and mental health. Visit the following link for five tips on fathering daughters: http://parentingideasschools.com.au/getattachment/9c7d7afd-29a6-4ee9-988e-804bbecb0eaf.

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 next 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 has its own stall onsite in the new building, which will run until 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

Library News

MakerSpace: Electronics

This term our MakerSpace is focusing on electronics. Students are enjoying making a variety of circuits using Innobits electronics kits, squishy circuits using play dough, sewn circuits using conductive thread as well as making light-up cards using copper tape, cell batteries and LEDs. Our Take-Apart-and-Tinker station is also proving very popular with students. At the station, students can use tools to disassemble old electronics and see what's inside. We meet on Wednesdays after school in the library.

  

LibGuides

Recently, LibGuides have been added for the following topics:

Ms Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian

Tech Talk

Online Safety

Often our students want to use their devices outside of the classroom. While personal devices can provide students with an abundance of information and connection, it is important that they manage themselves safely. Over the next few weeks, this column will offer some safety suggestions for our students.

Safety Suggestion #1: Encourage your child to always use their device in an open environment (i.e. not in their bedroom).

Of the students who like to keep their devices private, encourage open conversations around device usage.

Mr Damien Evans, Leading Teacher – Middle College

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

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

Junior College

Walk Their Way: ALWS Learning Experience

Have you ever been asked to walk in somebody else’s shoes? Last Wednesday, the Year 6 students were asked that very question when they attended the ALWS Awareness Day. The ALWS (Australian Lutheran World Service) is an organisation that helps refugees in developing countries get back on their feet. The day provided an educational and insightful experience for our Year 6 students. We learnt so much about how people in poorer countries live by putting ourselves in their shoes and walking their way for a day.

Susan Hawke, an amazing woman who has lived and worked in developing countries all over the world, ran the program. We were astonished by how far people had to walk every day just to collect food and water and how much further they had to travel to get to school each day. Some of the group also took up the challenge of only having a dry biscuit for morning tea and some rice with curry for lunch to see how difficult it is for people in foreign countries to live with so little food.

Overall this was a terrific experience. Walk in someone else’s shoes today…

Ms Leisa Ilott, Year 6 Teacher

 

Secondary College

Back to Prep

Our Year 10 Japanese students enjoyed the opportunity to remember their early Japanese days during a recent visit to the Prep classes. Two of our current senior students fondly recalled their first ever introduction to the language many years ago. Students engaged in Japanese songs, storytelling and the art of origami. Thank you to Bailey Sensei and the Prep students for allowing us to join them for a wonderful afternoon.

Pietrala Sensei and the Year 10 Japanese Class

Big Day In

Last Thursday, Year 11 and 12 IT students took part in the Big Day In at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Speakers from a variety of technology industries inspired students, providing a great deal of information. They advised students to learn a variety of coding languages and play with programming not only at school but in their own time to develop their skills and passion.

There were also a number of interesting stalls where a variety of IT gadgets such as NAO the robot and Microsoft’s HoloLens were available to try out.

All students had positive experiences and greatly enjoyed the day. Ethan Dodds was lucky enough to win an Adobe Cloud package worth $1000 and Ben Summers won a Minecraft t-shirt.

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 – Two Weeks Until Show Time!

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

Study Sunshine Coast - Student Ambassador Program

Study Sunshine Coast coordinates the promotion of Sunshine Coast education and training to local and international markets, providing a central resource of information regarding studying, living, working and playing on the Sunshine Coast. Study Sunshine Coast is currently seeking student ambassadors from Years 10 or 11, with the following attributes:

  • Someone who is passionate about studying and living on the Sunshine Coast!
  • Confident and well spoken.
  • Interested in continuing their study on the Sunshine Coast after high school.
  • Able to write a blog (roughly 250 words) each month.
  • Be available sometimes on weekends to attend events.

For more information about the program and for application forms, please see our Careers Counsellor Mrs Natasha Purcell before Wednesday 10th May. 

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Open Days

QUT’s Open Day will be held from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday 30th July at the Gardens Point campus. Programs are available for download at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/qut-open-day. The Caboolture campus Open Day will be held on Sunday 20th August: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/caboolture-campus-open-day.

Short Courses

QUT offers many short courses for parents and students including:

Parent / Student Information Sessions

Parents and Senior College students are invited to attend QUT’s upcoming Information Seminars. The seminars will provide information on making course and career decisions, gaining entry to university and life as a university student. The seminars will be held on the following dates and times.

Upcoming Events

Griffith University – Careers in Sport

The Schoolgirls’ Breakfast Careers Experience Day provides insights into the adult elite athlete environment and how to coordinate major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games. This Experience Day will be held at the Gold Coast Campus on Wednesday 23rd May from 7.00am – 12.30pm. Registrations are due by 17th May. Visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/griffith-business-school/high-school-community-programs/schoolgirls-breakfast-career-experience-day.

JMC Academy Introductory Workshops

JMC will offer the following introductory workshops from 4.00pm – 7.00pm on Thursday 1st June at its Brisbane campus.

  • Pro Tools Workshop – This workshop will introduce students to a Digital Audio Workstation environment and will assist them in developing their editing and mastering skills with music and sound.
  • Ableton Live Workshop - In this practical workshop, students will be introduced to sound recording and engineering.
  • Animation and Game Development Workshop – This workshop aims to introduce students to various applications within the Animation and Gaming industries.

The workshops provide students with the opportunity to experience these creative industry fields. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/workshops/brisbane-high-school-workshops.

Study for a Day at SAE Qantm

This event will give students an opportunity to experiment with creative media fields (Animation, Audio, Graphic Design, Film, or Games) before making decisions about their future study plans. It will introduce them to the technical skills required in the field and provide an insight into the careers available. It will be held from 9.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 24th June at the SAE Brisbane campus in West End. For more information and to register, visit: https://sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/study-for-a-day-this-june/?date=2017-06-24&id=869.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

District Cross Country Carnival

The Independent District Cross-Country for 9-12 year olds will be held on Thursday 18th May (Week 5). The carnival will be held at Maroochydore Cricket Club and commences at 9.00am. Students who finished in the top six places at the recent College Carnival have been selected for the Pacific team. An information letter and permission form has been sent home to parents via CareMonkey. Please complete and return this form as soon as possible. 

SCISSA Sport

Last week, the first interschool trial games were played against Suncoast Christian College. There will be another two trial games played this term in preparation for the second Gala Day on Thursday 8th June (Week 8). A reminder that Monday afterschool SCISSA training begins in Week 5.

Pacific Kayaking Training - Junior College

Pacific kayaking training has now commenced for 2017. Training occurs from 3.30pm – 5.00pm at the start tower at Lake Kawana. The College provides all equipment for training and students can paddle a boat suited to their standard. This year, Caitlin Gilliman, who has represented Australia, and brother Mike Gilliman will be helping to coach students. New paddlers are more than welcome! Please see permission and training information on CareMonkey or contact Mr Gary Graves or Mrs Natalie Campbell at the College.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

The Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 6th June (Week 8) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The Carnival provides students with the opportunity to represent their houses as well as gain selection to represent Pacific at the District Carnival later this year.

Students will take part in 100m and 200m sprint trials next Thursday 11th May. These trials will be used to determine A, B and C division races for each house age group. On the Thursday prior to the Carnival (1st June), students in Years 3-6 will also compete in the discus event here at the College.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

School Futsal Titles

Futsal started in Brazil in 1930 when a teacher, Juan Carlos Cerani, created a version of five-a-side indoor football. It proved to be an exciting and skilful game. This year’s Senior Boys School Futsal Titles at Brisbane was just that: exciting, fast and skilful.

The senior boys played excellent futsal to win their four group games. However, they had some close, hard matches along the way. Their final group games saw them up against Grace Lutheran College and they won a hard physical encounter 3-2. Then they had to play Albany Creek in the semi-final just five minutes later! In an exciting non-stop game, they took a 2-0 lead but eventually lost 3-2.

The U16 boys made the semi-finals with two wins, one draw and one loss in the group stage. With no subs, they played really well in the semi-final but eventually went down 3-1.The U15 side, coached by former student Tyler Turner, won their first game but lost the next two group games. However, they showed real potential for the future.

Well done to all teams.

Volleyball, Tennis and Rugby

Well done to all SCISSA teams this week. The Senior Boys volleyball team recorded their third straight win and the Senior Girls A volleyball team had a convincing win over St Andrew’s Anglican College. The Senior Girls B volleyball team had a very close match against Nambour Christian College and only went down by a couple of points in each set. Our tennis team played some hard fought matches only to be narrowly defeated by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The rugby boys all played extremely well in their two matches and Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Josh Danzey and Mr Andrew Block were impressed at their commitment and enthusiasm.

 

VOLLEYBALL

TENNIS

RUGBY (two games)

Team

Snr Boys A

Snr Girls A

Snr Girls B

B Div

U13 Boys

U15 Boys

Opposition

NCC

SAAC 2

NCC

MFAC

NCC / SAAC

NCC / ILC

Score

2-1

2-0

0-2

3-5

20-15 / 15-20

17-22 / 12 all

Result

Win

Win

Loss

Loss

Win / Loss

Loss / Draw

MVP

Harrison Dines

Chloe Laverick

Karlee Connors

Jackson Laverick

Fin Quilligan / Sam Williams

Sandon Cunningham / Sam Reidy

District Cross Country Team

The top six runners in each age group will be expected to participate at the District Cross Country Carnival on 18th May. Information letters have been sent to parents via CareMonkey. Any students who are unable to attend must provide a written letter addressed to Dr Bronwyn Dolling. We congratulate the following students on their selection:

Boys

12 Years

13 Years

14 Years

15 Years

16 Years

Open

1

Tim Bange

Jason Wulff

Sebastian Moye

James Brown

Nathan Weir

Jake Hynes

2

Cody Proeger

Jack Connors

Sam Larsen

John Redd

Robert Holmes

Drew Chaplin

3

Thomas Jackson

Harrison Whitelaw

Niels Whiteley

Danico Prinsloo

Connor Hirst

Jez Lofthouse

4

Henry Friend

Daffyd Thomas

Jarrod Goodwin

Nathan Gale

Liam Heidrich

Sam Wilson

5

Will Swindles

Alessandro Papallo

Campbell Williams

Hamish Singleton

Baugden Zolotar

Joe Farrell

6

Samuel Mitchell

Denali Hatcher

Nick Masson

Nic Lloyd

Sam Henderson

Lachlan Masson

 

Girls

12 Years

13 Years

14 Years

15 Years

16 Years

Open

1

Olivia Cooke

Alicia Woods

Bethany McKenna

Georgia Harle

Natasha Whiteley

Georgia Woods

2

Mona Finney

Eliza Woods

Cosette Winter

Brooklyn Graves

Karlee Connors

Jazz Morris

3

Aviva Kelly

Yasmin Richters

Samantha Holt

Shyla Cooke

Lucy Anderson

Gemma Whitelaw

4

Zara Morris

Lucy Burnett

Rhianna Higginson

Bridget McKean

Tamika Cheney

Luca Sullivan

5

Samantha Hutton

Chloe Fleming

Zoe Teys

Alyssa Rabnott

Sarah Gale

Mikaela Swan

6

Evelyn Way

Grace Whitelaw

Nicola Hewitt

Tayla Gorham

Olivia Papallo

Shelby Bennett

Pacific Kayaking Training - Middle / Senior College

Pacific kayaking training has now commenced for 2017. Training occurs from 3.30pm – 5.00pm at the start tower at Lake Kawana. The College provides all equipment for training and students can paddle a boat suited to their standard. This year, Caitlin Gilliman, who has represented Australia, and brother Mike Gilliman will be helping to coach students. New paddlers are more than welcome! Please see permission and training information on CareMonkey or contact Mr Gary Graves or Mrs Natalie Campbell at the College.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer

Congratulations to the three Pacific Soccer representative players who participated in the QCSA State Titles last weekend. Astrid Williams played in the U14 Division where her team had an amazing last game. Down two nil in the first 17 minutes, the team quickly levelled the score at two all and held their ground for the second half.

The U12 Sunshine Coast South team was undefeated and only conceded a single goal all tournament. A fantastic effort! The U12 Sunshine Coast North team claimed runners up, making it a Sunshine Coast top two finish! Two of our very own Cobras participated in this fantastic result, Alex Lee and Jack Styles. Congratulations to our fantastic players!

Pacific Soccer Committee 

PLC Netball Club

It was wonderful to see the Club’s commitment and dedication in hosting the Caloundra District Netball Association (CDNA) last Saturday! The weather was wonderful, which assisted in creating a great carnival atmosphere that was enjoyed by all. The feedback from CDNA has been extremely positive, which is a reflection of the efforts of all those involved.

Thank you to everyone who assisted on the day. A special thank you to our senior team, the Arabians, who took their turn on the roster manning the two canteens. Secondly, thank you to our younger players from the Fillies, Brumbies and Ponies who also took their turn on the canteen when the opportunity arose to ‘fill-in’ and assist. The effort and leadership shown by these girls has set a positive example to our community.

The club set three goals for the day: share the work load, impress the association and enjoy the moment. We clearly achieved all three goals, so well done to all!

Once again it was difficult to select our players of the week, however the recipients for their efforts on 29th April are:

  • Unicorns – Zaice McLauchlan for an awesome effort;
  • Mustangs – Hanna Meekan for a great effort;
  • Brumbies – Elizabeth MacLean for her consistent breaking and persistence;
  • Fillies – Jessica Ubrihien for a 100% effort; and
  • Arabians – The whole team for their efforts on the day.

Mr Trevor Colton, President PLC Netball Club

Tuckshop

Volunteers Required

We would love to see some new faces at the Tuckshop this year! Your time and effort will be most appreciated by staff and students. If you are unsure about what is involved, please feel free to pop in and have a look around. There are jobs to suit everyone and it’s a great way to meet new people and help out. Click here to download the Volunteer Form.

Ms Carrie Dickson, Tuckshop Convenor

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

May
7 Open Day
9-11 NAPLAN
10 Friends of Pacific Mother's Day Stall
11 Year 3-7 Sprint Trials (1.40pm-3.00pm)
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
17 Year 6 Readers' Cup
18 9-19yrs District Cross Country Carnival
19-20 Side Show - The Musical Performances
21 St Mark's @ Pacific Grow and Share (9.30am)