Compass No 468 - August 2017

From the Principal

Pacific Students Part of National Young Australians’ Plan For The Planet

In November last year, Pacific was chosen as one of 20 schools across Australia to engage students in creating a sustainable development plan for Australia to 2050. The Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet was developed and promoted as a pilot global plan, designed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This exciting opportunity was initiated by Questacon, Inspiring Australia, Future Earth (Australia), Foundation for Young Australians, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Canberra, the Australian National University (ANU), University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and other supporting organisations to promote sustainable development in Australia and globally. The hope was that this process might then be replicated across the world over the next three years to see youth across the world engaged in the achievement of the UN SDGs.

Each of the 20 schools represented a zone across Australia and were expected to work in conjunction with local universities to develop a plan for their Eco Zone to 2030. Students were expected to draw on their understanding of science, business and geography and their passion for local, regional and global sustainability. Pacific represented the South East Zone of Queensland and worked through until June of this year to develop their plan. In June and July of this year, schools then worked to combine the zone plans to produce the national Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet, which was presented in Canberra earlier this month.

As part of science week this year, two students from each of the schools were then sponsored to go to Canberra with accompanying staff to participate in a range of amazing experiences as highlighted later in the newsletter. This global pilot program has been a unique learning opportunity for young people as it has enabled them to experience firsthand the collaborative power of local, regional, national and global cooperation and creativity.

It is heartening to see the imaginative and creative capacities of young people being given a voice in this important area. We thank and commend the students for their participation and commitment to this important co-curricular activity. We thank Mr Wes Warner for initiating and leading this experience over the past 12 months and Mrs Tina Cox for accompanying Mr Warner and the students to Canberra last week.

Principal's Log

Science Week has been buzzing at Pacific with Prep – Year 5 students enjoying a range of activities that involved the use of recycled materials as they brought alive the theme of Future Earth, reflecting the 3Rs of reduce, recycle and reuse. Dressed up as scientists, there was a very strong vibe around the campus as Junior College students enjoyed participating in the toy exchange, creating an art installation made from recycled materials, potting seedlings in recycled containers, exploring the sustainability of different habitats, watching a science presentation from Dr Joe and then enjoying food served in cones made from recycled material by the Friends of Pacific and the 4 Ingredients team. We thank Mrs Lu Pollard and Mrs Shelly Hogan, the Friends of Pacific and the 4 Ingredients team for creating such an inspiring and energising experience for our young people.

A large audience enjoyed the performances of our students at the Ensembles’ Concert last Friday night. It is important for our musicians to be able to perform for such a large audience and have their growth and talent celebrated and appreciated. We congratulate all of the students and thank parents for their attendance and ongoing support of our music program. A particular thank you is expressed to Mrs Aleisha Tuaine and Mr Adrian King and their team of music staff for their leadership and inspiration of musical talent within the College. We also appreciate the support of the Church on the Rise for this event.

Over the weekend, our dance students experienced great success at the Pinnancle Dance Challenge with teams awarded 1st and 3rd places or Highly Commended. The students are to be congratulated on their success and hard work over the year and we thank Ms Jane Lillingstone and Ms Ceilidh Peers for their passionate leadership of dance.

We wish our kayakers all the best as they compete in the State Marathon Carnival at Lake Samsonvale on Saturday. We also wish our contingent of students, parents and staff, who will be participating in the Sunshine Coast Running Festival on Sunday, every success.

May we all learn to live in a more sustainable way so that future generations also experience the beauty, richness, wonder and diversity of God’s awesome creation that is our home, planet earth.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Prayer

An ancient evening prayer by an early church father from North Africa called Saint Augustine. It is for those in need in our community.

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,

and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep.

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.

Rest your weary ones.

Bless your dying ones.

Soothe your suffering ones.

Pity your afflicted ones.

Shield your joyous ones.

And all for your love's sake. Amen.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Recycling

In line with the Future Earth theme of National Science Week (special thank you to Mrs Lu Pollard and Mrs Shelley Hogan for organising such a variety of stimulating and interesting activities this week) I am happy to report that throughout the Junior College, the system for recycling food waste is functioning. Food scrap waste is collected daily from specially coloured bins and placed into a composting apparatus (OSCA), which turns organic waste into clean, usable compost. This compost is then used on gardens throughout the College grounds.

With the recycling of organic waste occurring successfully, the next step in the process of lowering our environmental footprint will be an increased focus on the collection of recyclable material and the lessening of waste going to landfill. At assembly earlier this term, I spoke with students about recycling and its importance.

We encourage parents to consider this when preparing food for their children’s morning tea and lunch. There are alternatives for replacing much of the plastic used in lunch boxes. Although the use of paper bags is not ideal, it is certainly preferable to plastic. Reusable stainless steel water bottles and cutlery can be used instead of plastic ones. Tupperware containers are also great for storing food items.

Developing a social culture of sustainability and environmental awareness begins in childhood. By involving students in the practical application of such a philosophy, we can help them grow into adults who are environmentally aware and who practise simple forms of waste management and recycling. Individually, we may perceive our actions to be small, but collaboratively as a community, the impact can be immense.

General P-5 Update

Prep – Year 2 Athletics Carnival

All Prep – Year 2 students are busily preparing for their Athletics Carnival, which will be held on Monday 28th August. The Carnival will commence at 9.00am and conclude by approximately 10.30am. Parents are most welcome to attend this exciting event.

Year 4 Camp

The Year 4 camp will be held from 24th – 25th August at Alexandra Headland. Further information, including permission slips and medical forms, has been forwarded home to parents. If there are any questions regarding this camp, please contact either your child’s class teacher or myself directly.

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

Food for Thought

Is Inflated Praise For Your Children A Bad Idea?

Recent research has tried to shed light on this question. The research explored how adults dish out praise to children in both an experimental and naturalistic setting and how children with varying levels of self-esteem take it. The results suggest that overly positive praise might not have the intended effect for children who have low self-esteem. Read more at: https://therapytools.com.au/current_research/cat/news/post/research-0058/.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Through the Ages Trivia Night – Saturday 2nd September

19 team tables have sold so far for our upcoming Trivia Night! Get in quick before all are sold out! Kicking off at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start, tickets are $10 per person for entry, with food stalls and a bar provided too. There will also be some great prizes up for grabs including wine baskets, gift vouchers and lucky door gifts from our wonderful sponsors.

Bookings and payments can be made at the Junior or Middle / Senior College Offices. Click here to download the Through the Ages Trivia Night flyer and booking form! Singles, couples and small groups are also encouraged to register and can be placed in teams by the Committee. 

If you or your business would like to sponsor and/or donate to the event prize pool, please email FoP: fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

School Rewards at Stockland Caloundra

The Stockland Caloundra School Rewards promotion is underway! Simply register as a customer online and shop at Stockland Caloundra to start collecting points for Pacific. There are great prizes up for grabs for both participating customers and the College including gift cards, iPads and cash! For more information and to register, visit: www.caloundraschoolrewards.com.au

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Until Tuesday 19th September, when you shop at Woolworths you will receive one Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent. Simply place them on a Sticker Sheet (https://wowpmediaaae.azureedge.net/content/content/earn-and-learn-sticker%20sheet.pdf) and insert in the PLC Collection Box, either at your local Woolworths (Currimundi, Buddina and Pelican Waters) or in the boxes located at the College (at Prep and the library).

Father’s Day Stall

Friends of Pacific are hosting a Father’s Day Stall on Wednesday 30th August. All the gifts on offer will be $5 each. Prep – Year 5 students will visit the stall with their class teachers during Period 1 and 2. A stall will also be set up for Middle and Senior College students from morning tea until 11.30am. More information will be sent home with students or you can click here to download the flyer.

Science Expo Food Stall

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who hosted this stall at the Junior Science Expo! It was an incredible day, celebrating National Science Week.

Next Meeting

Please note there will be no September meeting due to the school holidays. Our next meeting is Tuesday 17th October commencing at 7.00pm in the College library. All are welcome to attend.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Library News

Book Fair

Book Fair has proved a popular attraction this week with both children and parents perusing the wide selection on offer. Sales from the Book Fair enable us to acquire more resources for all students as well as promote a love of reading. We thank everyone for their support.

Book Week 2017 (Week 7) – ‘Escape to Everywhere’

The library is gearing up for our most exciting week in the year. With the Escape to Everywhere theme in mind, we have many activities planned for next week such as green screen images, an ‘escape’ room, codes and puzzles and more. As well, to encourage participation from children of any year level, we are promoting some fun competitions, which will be judged next Wednesday 23rd August: Edible Books, Mechanica Make, Brick It Lego book scene and Peg Doll book characters. Teachers have flyers about these and the details are also up on the library notice board.

Students (especially from Prep – Year 5) are invited to come as their favourite book character next Friday 25th August. This is an opportunity for students to use their imagination and creativity. An alternative to a costume could be a simple ‘prop’ such as a large magnifying glass and a hat to be ‘Truly Tan’ or an eyepatch and telescope to be ‘Captain Pugwash’.

We hope everyone is looking forward to this special event as much as we are!

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett

Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian 

Junior College

Junior Science Expo – Future Earth

On Tuesday in the Junior College, students continued to explore Sustainability across the campus with our Junior Science Expo.

It was a wondrous day, filled with ‘mad scientists’ exploring the wonders that their teachers and parents had prepared for them. Within the classrooms, students created compost, dug for worms, explored the solar system, phases of the moon and sustainable living. They investigated light and sound and traversed different habitats questioning the liveability for different species.

Outside and under the shade of our stalls, our scientists were able to roam and choose activities that reflected the 3R’s of recycle, reduce and reuse, with every activity utilising recycled items from our community. The Toy Exchange generated much excitement as did the DYI fidget spinners, which ran hot all day. Our floral Prep stall had students potting their own seedlings, while alongside them students created musical instruments as they investigated their understanding of vibrations.

Waste Warriors raced to correctly identify and sort packaging into appropriate bins, while beautifully creative wind chimes were fashioned, using recycled items and wooden elements. The students were engaged and excited by the activities and the freedom to roam and explore.

Dr Joe presented his epic Science Show in the gym and students were bedazzled with his enthusiastic, interactive and informative demonstrations.

All this thinking, creating and exploring meant that our students were excited for their Brain Break, creatively presented by Friends of Pacific and 4 Ingredients. Students ate popcorn from recycled cones and fruit sticks while contemplating their ‘thinking’ displayed on the walls under the Year 4 building.

The day was made extra special by the amazing support and commitment of both the parent representatives and their helpers and the teaching staff and their support staff. Finally a big thank you to our ground staff, 4 Ingredients and the Friends of Pacific team, who made this day possible.

Mrs Lu Pollard, Science Week Coordinator

Secondary College

Plan for the Planet

Year 10 students Rebekah Pierce and Georgia Harle were excited to represent Pacific and Eco Zone 11 (South East Queensland) at the It’s Our Future Earth Conference in Canberra last week. As part of the Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet, students responded to a United Nations’ goal for a sustainable future and investigated gender equity implications. At the conference they heard a variety of speakers including Questacon director, Professor Graham Durant and CEO of the Australian Academy of Science, Anna-Maria Arabia. Rebekah and Georgia were also at the breakfast launch of National Science Week where they were able to talk with ANU Vice Chancellor and Nobel Laureate, Professor Brian Schmidt. The conference provided wonderful opportunities for Rebekah and Georgia to network with other like-minded students, learn about a range of career options as well as hear latest research and considerations for the future.

Mr Wes Warner and Mrs Tina Cox

SUP Fishing Mate

Year 12 Industrial Design and Technology student Ben Holt recently responded to a need to provide fishing enthusiasts without a boat the opportunity to fish at ocean and estuary fishing spots on a small budget. He converted a battery powered live bait aerator to run on solar power to keep live bait in one compartment of the recycled esky, leaving another compartment free for the catch. Ben then attached a rod holder at the back for trolling of lures whiles paddling on the stand-up paddleboard and manufactured an upholstered seat for comfort while fishing. His innovative design can be quickly attached to any SUP. Well done, Ben.

Mr Ben Dutton, Industrial Design and Technology Teacher

Science Achievements – Year 6-12

The International Competition and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science Competition assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of interpreting data, applying data and higher order skills such as investigating, reasoning and problem solving. 

Each year, students across Years 3-12 who are enrolled in a Science subject at Pacific sit this competition.  

In order for a student to be awarded a certificate of High Distinction, they need to be ranked in the top 1% of their year level in the whole of Australia. This year we had two students who achieved this outstanding ranking: Liam Russell and Dempsey Hall

To achieve a certificate of Distinction, students are ranked in the top 11% of their year level in Australia. This year we had 13 students in the Middle and Senior College who achieved this strong ranking:

Year 6: Ella Jarick.

Year 7: Sebastian Box (top 5%), Noah Smith and Noah Winten (both top 3%).

Year 8: Jason Wulff, Zoe Clewett, Ella Ousley (top 6%) and Noah Beasley (top 4%).

Year 9: Tayla Gorham, Mack Turner and Pat Swindles.

Year 11: Reece Upton.

Year 12: Harry Stone.

In order for a student to be awarded a certificate of Credit, they need to be ranked in the top 36% of their year level in the whole of Australia. This year we had 73 students across Years 6-12 who were awarded this ranking:

Year 6: Allegra Pollack, Beyonce Mathew, Alexander Hughes (top 24%), Callum Foley (top 14%), Katie Graves, Christian Schlotterbach (top 14%) and Isabella Feckner (top 24%).

Year 7: Sophie Dahl (top 23%), Abby Shanahan (top 23%), Varsh Surapaneni (top 19%), Matthew Becker (top 19%), Charles Box (top 29%), Jasmin Groves (top 19%), Tom Chapman (top 14%), Jack Connors, Grace Garland (top 23%), Ella Hansen (top 29%), Adelaide Howard (top 14%), Samantha Hutton, Margaux Malouf (top 29%), Cooper Paul, Jacob Salvesen (top 14%) and Piper Reid.

Year 8: Harry Collishaw (top 17%), Ella Daniec, Ellie Dixon (top 24%), Luca Jones (top 20%), Lachie Buchanan (top 17%), Connor Dines (top 24%), Toby Easton (top 17%), Yasmin Richters (top 14%), Nicola Hewitt (top 28%), Ella Hockam (top 17%), Sebastian Moye and Alessandro Papallo.

Year 9: Georgia Barton, Tom French (top 27%), Jared Solti (top 27%), Ryan Price, Tyrone Brooks (top 23%), Toby Brown (top 19%), Shaylen Stone (top 23%) and Phoebe O’Sullivan (top 19%). 

Year 10: Samuel Fleming (top 23%), Joseph Higginson (top 19%), Jackson Laverick (top 15%), Charles Nightingale (top 27%), Joseph Simpson (top 27%), Vivienne Casley, Jack Gothorp, Michael Hewitt (top 13%) and Reuben Taverner (top 23%).

Year 11: Rhett Ousley (top 25%), Khy Bolt (top 25%), Ted Butler, Sandon Cunningham (top 25%), Keaton Dines (top 14%), Jessica Gartrell, Ethan Hall (top 17%), Connor Hirst, Zavian McConnell (top 21%), Angus Singleton (top 21%) and Harrison Southwell (top 14%).

Year 12: Ji Flynn, Jackson Mikolic (top 17%), Beau Blake (top 17%), Ben Pierce (top 24%), Sam Reidy (top 21%), Drew Chaplin (top 28%), Shannon Van Schooten, Samuel Wilson (top 28%), Zane Buckley (top 28%) and Olivia McCluskey.

We congratulate all of these students on their achievement. As this is an international competition, the writers have identified these skills as being vitally important for Science students in over 20 countries. So as a department, we continue to work on these skills in our students in order to develop their competencies and strengths.

Ms Rebecca Ross, Head of Science  

Cultural News

Pinnacle Dance Challenge

Over the weekend, 50 students across the Junior, Middle and Senior College represented Pacific at the Pinnacle Dance Challenge. It was the first time this competition had been run and it is designed to encourage dance within schools. The Pacific dance students have worked extremely hard over the past few months in preparation for this competition and we are very proud of their achievements.

  

We had six dances entered with the following results:

  • Junior College SCISSA Jazz – 3rd Place (82/100)
  • Middle College SCISSA Jazz – 3rd Place (82/100)
  • Middle College Contemporary – 1st Place (87/100 – This group also beat the previous school record)
  • Middle College Ballet – 1st Place (85/100)
  • Senior College Jazz – Highly Commended (82/100)
  • Senior College Contemporary – 3rd Place (81/100)

Congratulations to all students who participated in the challenge!

Ms Jane Lillingstone and Ms Ceilidh Peers

Ensembles’ Concert

Last Friday evening, nearly 120 students from Year 2-12 came together for our first Ensembles’ Concert of the year. There were performances by the Guitar Ensemble, Junior Strings, Pacific Junior Voices, Woodwind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Senior Strings, Pacific Voices and Jazz Ensemble. The night was a great success, with approximately 300 audience members coming along to hear the music. All of the ensembles should be very proud of how they played!

Thank you to all of the teachers who led and supported the ensembles. We are particularly grateful to Church On The Rise who allowed us to use their lovely church for the event and the volunteers who helped with car parking, ushering, technical support and running the kitchen. Thank you everyone for a great team effort – we look forward to our next Ensembles Concert later in the year!

Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Head of Music 

Careers Department

Upcoming Experience and Open Days
QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have agreed to move towards a transfer of QUT’s Caboolture campus to USC from 1st January 2018. In light of the transition, a University Information Morning will be held on Sunday 20th August from 9.00am to 12.00pm at the Caboolture campus.

The Information Morning is an opportunity for prospective students to talk to QUT and USC staff about study options and have any questions answered. For more information, visit the event website: www.qut.edu.au/caboolture-information-morning.

CQUniversity Noosa Information Session

Do you have questions about starting university? Come along to CQUniversity Noosa and get the answers you need. Enjoy study area presentations and chat to expert staff and current students about the course you’re interested in.

Event date: Tuesday 5th September
Event time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: 90 Goodchap Street, Noosaville

If you can’t make it to the event, CQUniversity will be available with fortnightly online chats commencing Wednesday 2nd August from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. 

TAFE Scholarships

TAFE Queensland Scholarships for Semester I 2018 applications are due by 31st August. For further information, visit: https://scholarships.tafeqld.edu.au/?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&iid=bf0f7aa14ce64f6e93b6353615f7cbe8&uid=1184202140&nid=244%20289935368.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

Year 4-6 SCISSA Sport

Monday afternoon SCISSA training continues for all students in Years 4-6 through to Week 9. Training is from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. The third Gala Day for this year will be held on Thursday 7th September. Further information regarding this day will be sent out to parents via CareMonkey over the coming weeks.

Water polo and kayaking students will train at Kawana Pool and Lake Kawana respectively. A bus will transport these students to training after school but parents will need to organise their own transport home after training. Training concludes at 4.15pm at these venues as well and parents need to ensure they are on time to collect their children.

Prep - Year 2 Athletics Carnival

Prep – Year 2 students have begun preparing for their Athletics Carnival by practising the various events in their Physical Education lessons this term.

The carnival will be held here at school on the main oval on Monday 28th August. The carnival will run from 9.00am – 10.30am with all students required to wear their sports uniform and house shirt on the day. Further information about the carnival has been sent home to parents via CareMonkey.

Secondary Sport

SCISSA Touch Football

Week 6 – 16th August

 

Snr Boys A

Jnr Boys A

Opposition

GSLC

MFAC

Score

14 to 1

8 to 2

Result

Loss

Loss

MVP

Reece Sarvari

Tim Bange

*Senior Girls A and Junior Girls A teams both had byes.

Kayaking

Good luck to the 42 students who will be competing in the State Marathon Carnival at Lake Samsonvale on Saturday. This event is the culmination of hours of hard work from all students. We look forward to celebrating your achievements next week. Thank you to Mr Gary Graves for the tireless work this year in coordinating the kayaking program.

PLC Running Club

Good luck to the group of students, staff and parents who will be running at the Sunshine Coast Running Festival on Sunday at Alexandra Headlands. Here’s some fun facts about the Running Club this year:

  • Number of sessions held: 22 (more than half the year!)
  • Course distances: ranging from 3km – 6.5km
  • Distance covered in training: 88 – 100kms
  • Time committed to training: 16.5 hours before school even started!
  • Student participants: 81
  • Teacher participants: 6
  • Parent participants: 5

Thank you to Mr Stuart Pohlner for leading this group of enthusiastic runners!

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Games This Week
  • 2018 Season
  • Pacific Soccer Sponsors
  • Daffodil Day 2017
  • Six-A-Side Summer Competition
  • Volunteers, Canteen Helpers and Delicious Food
  • Match Reports
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pacific Soccer App
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

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

Mr Matt Gigney, Secretary – Pacific Soccer Committee

PLC Netball Club

With the regular season now finished, our focus now turns to the finals, which commence on 26th August.

Well done to our Unicorns and Mustangs on a great season. It has been a pleasure to see these girls develop over the year and we look forward to seeing them all at Laserzone on 10th September for the club breakup.

For our other four teams, it’s business as usual as all have qualified for the finals. We will publish the game times next week, so if you’re able to support the girls in their quests for glory, please feel free to come along.

A reminder of the upcoming events as follows:

  • 8th September at 3.15pm – Club photos in your netball dress at the Pacific gym.
  • 10th September from 5.00pm to 7.00pm – Presentation night at Laserzone.

As the year progresses it becomes more difficult to select our players of the week. The recipients for their efforts on 12th August are:

  • Unicorns – Mia Wilkie for outstanding effort at Centre;
  • Mustangs – Sarah Barrett for her great effort;                                      
  • Ponies – Mia Salta and Ella Kid for great court work;
  • Fillies – Amie Hague for great shooting; and
  • Arabians – Sophie Heidrich, Layla Kidd and Atlanta Hopewell for their great team effort.

Mr Trevor Colton, President PLC Netball Club

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours and Online Ordering

The Uniform Shop is open from 8.00am to 9.30am every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders can be placed online via www.flexischools.com.au and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

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

August
18 Years 11-12 HOSP Industry Day
21 Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)
21-25 Book Week
22 Year 6 Canberra Tour Information Evening
24-25 Year 4 Camp – Alexandra Headland
26 OPTI-Minds Competition – Caloundra Christian College
27 St Mark’s @ Pacific Grow and Share Service (9.30am)
28 Prep – Year 2 Athletics Carnival (9.00am)
  Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)
29-30 QCS Test
30 Friends of Pacific Father’s Day Stall
31 10-19yrs Regional Track and Field Carnival
   
September
1 Celebrating Dad's Breakfast
2 Through the Ages Trivia Night (6.30pm)
3 Father's Day
4 Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)
7 Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day 3
8 Staff, Sport and Co-Curricular Photo Day