Compass No 456 - May 2017

From the Principal

Quality – Requires A Long Term View

Midway through Term 2 is a good time to revisit this year’s theme of Quality, A Focus For Life. The words ‘quality’ and ‘quick’, although beginning with the same letter, would rarely occur together in the achievement of an outcome. The growth of quality takes time and persistence. It requires us to take the long view, to be patient, persistent and purposeful. Quick gains are often just as quickly taken for granted. Quick solutions to complex problems rarely succeed. Quick learning is often quickly forgotten. Quality learning requires deep engagement, as ideas are unpacked, and involves problem solving and persistence as new challenges arise. Quality learning fosters new perspectives and connections as understanding evolves. It requires time for people to chew things over and reflect. 

The same is true for quality relationships. God invites us to come into a quality relationship with other people and with Him. In giving us the Bible rather than a simple list of what to do, we were given a guidebook that encourages engagement, rumination and a long view. Through ruminating on the stories within the Bible and through prayer, we can deepen our relationships as we come to better see ourselves, other people and God. The Bible stories speak to us differently at different times of our lives. Taking the time to grow quality in our relationships with people and with God has us centred on and enriched by the important things in life.

Principal's Log

Parent attitudes to reading and learning play a significant part in the level of success young people experience as they move through school. Reading to children in their early years and fostering a love of reading and learning in the home adds significantly to children’s learning capacity. As children grow older, ensuring there is time for effective home learning to occur on a daily basis and engaging in conversation around what is being learnt, builds positive conditions for effective learning. In 2009, an OECD study found that children had performed better when parents had read to them in their first year of school and when parents were strongly engaged in their children’s lives once they were 15 years of age, including where parents talked about life and discussed learning. Ensuring that young people take responsibility for their learning and build capacity to persist when learning is challenging are important life skills. Important opportunities for growth are lost where adults ‘chew’ the learning for children or, for older students, where there is limited time for calm, independent reflection and connection building at the end of a day.

It was great to see the large number of Middle and Senior College students that volunteered to assist on Open Day. It was a very successful community day with both new and current families taking the time to talk with staff and students across Kindergarten to Year 12. People enjoyed learning as they interacted with various activities, appreciated the food provided by our Friends of Pacific and the Hospitality students out of our newly refurbished Coral Café and were entertained by performances from our music ensembles and the cast of Side Show. Thank you to our students, staff and parents for making the day such a success and a particular thank you to our Director of Staff, Ms Margaret Gunn for her oversight.

  

Congratulations to our Dance students who represented the College very well at last week’s Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod. Students across Years 4-12 performed well with the senior items achieving particularly high results. It is exciting to see this area of the College continuing to evolve and we thank Mrs Laura Bonner for her leadership of our Dance program and Miss Ceilidh Peers for her assistance.

We also wish our Da Vinci Challenge and Junior Opti-MINDS teams all the best as they prepare for upcoming competitions. Both of these events provide wonderful opportunities for young people to extend their thinking capacity. We thank Mrs Jo Belchamber, Mrs Lu Pollard, Mrs Holly Humphries and Mrs Sue Zweck for their leadership of these important opportunities.

Voting for the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Challenge has now commenced and we encourage our community to learn more about our ‘Grass Dudes’ and ‘Imood’ teams at: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/techawards. To vote for our teams, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHPD9PL.

Students across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have completed NAPLAN testing this week. The test provides a snapshot of children’s learning and is one piece of data that the College uses to plan for ongoing improvement of individual and cohort learning. We thank Mrs Sue Zweck and Mrs Rae Hall for their oversight of the testing process and all our teachers for the way they support young people’s learning.

We wish our Side Show cast and crew all the best over the coming week as they make final preparations for their performances on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May. Tickets are still available and we encourage families to bring friends and take advantage of this opportunity to see a high quality musical production on the Sunshine Coast.

May God equip us to build quality into who we are and all we do for the betterment of others.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Quality

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. (Psalm 23)

Is Louis Vuitton a brand of quality? What about Ferrari, Porsche or BMW cars? In terms of technology, are Apple products and Beats headphones top quality in your mind? What makes for quality? Is it something that is expensive, well made, handcrafted, something that is not going to break down and be thrown away within a year or two? Moreover, if we look beyond consumerist objects we buy, what makes for quality in our lives? One of the main ways we gain quality in life is through the health of our human relationships. So what in particular makes a relationship one of quality?

When we are able to rest, be in another person’s presence and receive refreshment from them, that is a quality relationship. When friends pull together and help one another when in need, that is a quality relationship. When people are self-aware enough to listen to others and offer care, concern and compassion, that is a quality relationship. When another person offers you grace and prayer when you are in need, that is a quality relationship.

Wouldn’t it be great for all of us if we spent the same amount of time and attention on the quality of our human relationships as we did on the quality of goods we buy? If we want quality of life and healthy relationships with one another, we need God’s help, as we trust in his goodness and guidance for us. God has given us a quality relationship with his Son who is our ‘Good Shepherd’ who leads us, provides for us, and guides us and gives us rest. He is able to restore our soul through our relationship with Him and as we engage in healthy quality relationships with our family and friends. 

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Senior Students

Year 12 Photos

Year 12 students, please note that next Tuesday 16th May, we will be taking the cohort, individual, class and leadership photos for 2017. Please meet at the gym by 7.35am dressed in full winter uniform (as per page 18 of the Student Handbook).

Students are required to be on time for this photo. The photos WILL be taken regardless of attendance (i.e. we cannot hold up the schedule if you are late) due to a tight schedule for the remainder of the day.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Last Thursday, the Year 2 and Year 12 students brought along their lunch and teddy bears for a gathering to connect and meet their buddies. The ‘picnic’ was a really positive experience and the connections made between Year 2 and Year 12 students continues to flourish. This was a relaxing and engaging opportunity for Year 12 students to lead a range of activities with their Year 2 counterparts. Thank you to our Year 12 students. We look forward to connecting again later in the term.

  

Personal Development - Mindstar

In Personal Development lessons, Year 7, 8 and 11 have been completing three sessions of the Mindstar program. Mindstar is a student wellbeing program that aims to teach simple strategies that will improve student wellbeing and resilience.

  • Session one: focuses on how the brain works, why it challenges our thinking and provides simple relaxation strategies that can be used in everyday life.
  • Session two: focuses on difficult thoughts and emotions and provides strategies to deal with them effectively.
  • Session three: focuses on values, what really matters to each individual and then incorporates those values to create a personal wellbeing plan.

The Mindstar program shares overlapping themes and applications with PERMA and positive psychology including helping individuals to set positive goals, building on positive strengths and introducing mindfulness practices. If parents would like to learn more about Mindstar, please visit: www.mindstar.com.au.

Miss Kim Stone, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

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.

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

Being 14

Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried? This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to become a fabulous woman.

Being 14 gives a voice to every teen girl in Australia. Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school principals, psychologists, police, guidance and neuroscientists to reveal the social, psychological and physical challenges every 14-year-old girl is facing today. Find out more at: http://www.parentsnetwork.qld.edu.au/being-14-learn-what-your-daughter-is-really-thinking/.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor 

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Mother’s Day Stall

Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who assisted with the organisation and running of the Mother’s Day Stall. Many hours were spent selecting, organising and wrapping the lovely gifts on offer.

Our annual Mother’s Day Stall is not only a great fundraising activity for our community, but it also provides our students with the opportunity to select that special gift for Mum/Nan, all by themselves. There were some very excited first time buyers at our Wednesday stall, coupled with some serious decision-making!

Thank you also to our Prep to Year 5 teachers who walked their class groups over to the stall and supported the event.

Open Day BBQ

Thank you to our lovely team of parent volunteers who ran the BBQ at the College’s Open Day last weekend! Raising over $800, it was a wonderful afternoon spent connecting with current and prospective families of our wider College community.

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!

Trivia Night

Our Trivia Night is set for Saturday 26th August. Watch this space for further details! If you wish to join the organising committee for this fun event, please contact us at fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Important Notices

Hospital Bus Stop

In April, 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

Group and portrait photographs can be purchased online or by using the envelope. To order online, visit www.advancedlife.com.au and enter the code B7H 8V9 RRH or click on the following image:

Important Information:

  • School photos purchased online DO NOT require envelopes returned to school*.
  • Don’t forget to order your sibling photos now.
  • Late fees/additional charges will be applied for purchases after photo day.
  • Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken.

*Sibling photographs must be ordered either online or by order envelope prior to the day of photography. A photograph will not be taken without an order. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at the school.

A reminder that students are required to be in their full formal uniform for these photos.

 Miss Carolyn Sainty, Executive Admin Secretary

Junior College

New Beginnings

This year the Year 3 cohort focused on our chicken coop as part of their Life and Living Strand in Science. Students took great pride in caring for our resident ladies and ensuring they were well fed and cleanly housed.

Following a review at the end of Term 1, we recognised that our ladies were over six years old and might appreciate a different environment for the final stage of their life cycle. So although strong and healthy, we had recorded that they were no longer laying and therefore providing us with limited opportunity to observe their life cycle in an educational setting.

With great excitement, we would like to announce that our lovely ladies were rehomed with a local family who are showing them great love and much attention. We would like to thank all those who have contributed to their health and wellbeing over the years and in particular to the grounds staff who have cared for them during school holidays, while the rest of us were busy vacationing.

With our ladies gone, the Gardening Club is looking on this as an opportunity to grow. There are three large flowerbeds in the area that could be utilised in the future. So with every ending comes a new beginning. If you have a grandparent who has a ‘green thumb’ and loves opportunities to mix with enthusiastic youngsters, we may have an opportunity coming soon.

Mrs Lu Pollard, Year 3 Teacher

Thinkers’ Club Update

Last Tuesday we had our first gathering for our Junior School Thinkers’ Club. Over 30 eager students arrived with their brains switched on, their smiles radiating and their almost palpable enthusiasm. Mrs Holly Humphrey, Mrs Sue Zweck and myself were thrilled to cater to their excitement.

For our first meeting, we broke into groups and challenged ourselves with Brainteasers, visual code breakers and riddles. Our engineers were puzzled by the constraints provided to build their tall towers on a breezy day and our final group faced an authentic Opti-MINDS Challenge that required them to work backwards from a question to come up with their most creative response, as a team.

  

Each week will present different challenges and skill building, as we prepare our Thinkers for Week 9, when we will choose our Opti-MINDS Teams in readiness for the interschool competition in Term 3. Please note, all participating students (unless discussed otherwise) must be available to compete on Saturday 26th August.

We have a ‘waiting list’ of about 20 students at present and I will contact families and students should any vacancies arise. We would appreciate if any currently enrolled students, who are no longer able to participate, can please let us know sooner rather than later.

HELP: Opti-MINDS is a non-profit competition that focuses on sustainability. We will require recycled boxes, tubes and containers to use in our challenges. If families can start collecting and storing their recycling, we would love to collect in Week 6 this term and again in Week 1 of Term 3. 

Mrs Lu Pollard, Thinkers’ Club Coordinator

Secondary College

Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards – Voting Begins!

The Telstra People’s Choice Awards are now open for the Mayor’s Technology Challenge. The College teams need the Pacific community to show their support by voting for them!

Our teams are:

  • The Grass Dudes; and
  • Imood.

You can read about the teams at the following link: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/techawards and vote by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHPD9PL. Voting closes on 5th June and the winning team will receive an all expenses paid trip to Sydney to Tour the Telstra Production Office’s!

Happy voting!

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

Hospitality

Boat Shed Dinner

This year's annual Boat Shed Dinner on Tuesday 30th May is now sold out! Thank you to all those who have booked to support our Year 12 Hospitality students as they take over the Cotton Tree restaurant for an evening.

RACV Royal Pines

Year 12 Hospitality students displayed the skills they have learned over the last two years during their recent stay at the 5-star RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast. A unique partnership between Pacific Lutheran College and Royal Pines Resort was piloted last week with great success. Participating students rotated around four resort departments including food and beverage, housekeeping, reception, golf operations, recreation and the kitchen. During their time off, students were able to experience the accommodation, dining options and facilities as a guest.

  

RACV Royal Pines General Manager John Morris was impressed with the students’ work ethic and willingness to get involved in areas of the resort and tasks that were unfamiliar. "It’s great to see that senior school education can culminate in students achieving a Certificate II in Hospitality and showing this standard of industry relevant skill. We would certainly consider hiring school leavers if the Pacific students are any indication of the quality of work students can perform," he said.

Students were equally delighted with the accommodation and facilities on offer. "Our rooms were beautiful and we were able to use all the facilities so we saw the property from the perspective of a staff member and as a guest. The food was awesome and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a great way to embed and practice the knowledge we have learnt in preparation for our future years,” one student said.

Students worked hard, saw the realities of working in many sections of a luxury resort and had fun while doing it. This program provided students with a great opportunity to get ready for their post-secondary pathways in the industry.

Mrs Colleen Beattie, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology

Cultural News

Side Show Musical – One Week Until Show Time!

Only one week to go until Side Show graces the stage at The Events Centre, Caloundra and our cast and crew are ready to entertain you!

Book now to avoid disappointment: http://theeventscentre.com.au/product/pacific-lutheran-college-sideshow-musical/.

Dates: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May

Cost: Tickets range from $20 – $25

Mrs Janine Delaney, Head of Drama and Side Show Director

Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod

Friday 5th May was a very exciting day for Pacific as we participated in the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod for the third year running. This year the event hosted over 35 schools from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gympie region. The College entered six items into the competition including students from Years 4-12 and for the first time, we had a mix of both female and male students! All of our groups are to be congratulated on their performances with our senior teams setting a new Pacific record with their scores. We are very excited by these results (listed below) and are looking forward to future events and growing our dance department.

  

  • Junior SCISSA Jazz: 83/100
  • Junior SCISSA Contemporary: 83/100
  • Tuesday Extension Group: 83/100
  • Middle College SCISSA Hip Hop: 84/100
  • Senior Dance Contemporary: 86/100
  • Senior Dance Jazz: 86/100 and Highly Commended

Mrs Laura Bonner, Dance Coordinator 

Careers Department

Important Career Dates – May

13th May – Queensland School of Film and Television Photography workshop: http://www.qsft.qld.edu.au/assets/files/2017/DOC_QSFT%20Workshop%20Schedule_2017_v1_20161116.pdf.

16th May – QUT Parent Information Seminar at Gardens Point campus: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/parent-information-seminar.

16th to 18th May – Information sessions for Year 10 parents, guardians and carers at UQ: https://uqfuture.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/uqyear10.

20th May – University of Sydney Information Evening in Brisbane: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-sydney-brisbane-registration-32109058057.

24th May – TAFE at School Parent Information Evening at the South Bank campus: http://tafebrisbane.edu.au/about-us/events/.

26th May – Applications close for University of the Sunshine Coast Headstart program for Semester 2 2017: https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/headstart-program-year-11-and-12-students.

26th May – Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF) applications close: http://www.ayaa.com.au/AYAF-Bris.

31st May – Expressions of Interest for the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) close: http://www.nysf.edu.au/

Gap Year Programs

Did you miss the deadline for the Letz Live UK Gap Year program for 2018? You can still put your name on a waitlist by email info@letzlive.org. Visit the Letz Live website for information about their other gap year programs: http://www.letzlive.org.

If you have questions about the programs offered by Projects Abroad, you can download recent online information sessions from the website: http://www.projects-abroad.com.au/more-info/information-events/online-info-sessions/previous-online-sessions/.

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange will hold webinars about their exchange programs to Germany, Spain, Italy, USA/Hawaii and Scandinavia in May 2017. Visit the website for more information and to register: https://www.scce.com.au/programs/exchange-webinars/.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

District Cross Country Carnival

The Primary Independent District Cross Country Carnival for 9-12 year olds will take place next Thursday 18th May. The carnival will be held at Maroochydore Cricket Club and starts at 9.00am. A bus will be provided for students and will depart from the College’s front bus stop at 7.50am.

Students will need to wear their full sports uniform and bring a water bottle and hat. Pacific running singlets will be provided on the day for any students who wish to run in these. The carnival will be finished just after 11.00am and students will be transported back to the College to return to normal classes for the remainder of the afternoon.

SCISSA Sport

Monday afterschool SCISSA training begins next week. Students will need to make sure they have their sports uniform and sport specific training gear. Kayakers will need to meet out the front of the library to catch their bus to Lake Kawana. A reminder to parents that this bus is only dropping students to training and parents will need to organise their child’s transport home once training is finished.

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.

This week, students participated in sprint trial to determine A, B and C division races and will also compete in the discus event here at school on Thursday 1st June. If any parents are able to help at the carnival with timekeeping or judging, please let Mrs Natalie Campbell know via email at: ncampbell@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Student Success

Congratulation to the following boys who have recently represented the College in sport and have been selected in district or regional teams.

Harrison Angel was selected last week in the Under 12 Independent District Rugby Union team. More than 40 players attended the trials at St Andrew’s Anglican College and Harrison was selected as part of the 20-player squad to compete at the regional carnival in June.

Tim Bange was selected in the Under 12 Independent District Touch Football team. More than 25 boys attended the trials and Tim was selected into the 12-player squad to attend the Regional Touch Football Carnival at Glasshouse Sport Club.

Lastly, Christian Schlotterbach recently attended the Sunshine Coast Regional Soccer trials as a member of the Independent District team. The team was named as ‘Sunshine Coast Region Schools Sport 2017 Football CHAMPIONS’! The carnival was played over two days and Christian was one of six Independent District boys selected in the All Star game at the end of the carnival. From the All Star game Christian was selected to in the Sunshine Coast Regional Football Team, which play in the upcoming State Championships.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Volleyball, Tennis and Rugby

The weather hampered games this week with both rugby and tennis having to be cancelled. Volleyball teams travelled to Mathew Flinders Anglican College (MFAC) for some tough matches. Results as follows:

  VOLLEYBALL
Team Snr Boys A Snr Girls A Snr Girls B
Opposition MFAC MFAC MFAC
Score 1-2 1-2 0-2
Result Loss Loss Loss
MVP Liam Munro Chloe Laverick Piper Brown
District Cross Country Carnival

A reminder to all competitors that permission forms (via CareMonkey) are due back this week. Students who are unable to attend are asked to respond in writing to Dr Bronwyn Dolling. The carnival will be held on Thursday 18th May at the Maroochydore Cricket Grounds. Training is on at 7.15am Tuesday mornings with the Running Club. Students meet under the Year 4 Building. All members of the district team are encouraged to attend on Tuesday 16th May for the final run before the carnival.

Student Success - Judo

Congratulations to Natasha Whiteley who recently competed in the Oceania Judo Union Championships. After winning the Cadets and Junior Women U52kg divisions at the Canberra International Open, winning the Cadets U52kg Queensland International Open and placing second in the Junior Women U52kg division, Natasha was selected to represent Australia in the Oceania Judo Championships in Tonga. She placed second in both Cadets and Junior Women. Well done to Natasha on this fantastic achievement!

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer

  • Pacific Soccer App
  • Games This Week
  • Wet Weather Cancellations
  • Amart BBQ Fundraiser
  • Badge Constructions Donation
  • Match Reports - 6th May
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

Click here to download the Pacific Soccer newsletter for this week.

Mr Matt Gigney, Secretary - Pacific Soccer Committee 

PLC Netball Club

Saturday 6th May was a relaxing week with no BBQ, no umpire training and no organising, giving us all plenty of time to relax and watch the girls do us proud. It wasn’t our best week in terms of the final scores, but the effort, determination and most importantly the spirit shown by all the girls is a credit to them all. We are almost a third of the way through the season and the improvement in skills, teamwork and the general atmosphere and positive energy around the club is amazing.  

This coming week, umpire training is back at 7.00am at CDNA and we have all six teams competing. We encourage you all to come down a little earlier or stay back after your game and support the other teams if you can. There is always a sausage or a burger to refuel after the game and the bonus is this week, somebody else will cook it for you!    

Once again it was difficult to select our players of the week, however this week the recipients for their efforts on 6th May are:

  • Unicorns – Mia Wilkie for a determined effort;
  • Mustangs – Kahlia Taylor for a great job;
  • Ponies – Ella Kidd for a 100% effort;
  • Brumbies – Kelsey Punter for her consistent breaking around the circle;
  • Fillies – Katie Graves for her shooting; and
  • Arabians – A bye.

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

Grow and Share – Prep Bible Presentation

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

LLL School Banking

Pacific provides opportunities for children and parents to operate savings accounts with the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (LLL). The LLL is a non-profit financial institution established in 1921. All LLL Deposit Accounts are ‘at call’ accounts and there are no LLL fees or charges.  All LLL deposit accounts have an attractive rate of interest with no ‘Bonus’ rate hurdles to jump.

The LLL pays a $5 gift to the first savings account opened for the child.

Deposits can be made through the College’s Business Office each Tuesday before school. To find out more, visit the Business Office.

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
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)
23 Prep - Year 6 Photo Day
  Friends of Pacific (7.00pm)
25 Year 4-6 SCISSA Trial Day
30 10-19yrs Regional Cross Country Carnival
  ICAS Science Competition