Compass No 471 - September 2017

From the Principal

Creating a Climate of Care

Many of us are familiar with the well-known saying of ‘be the change you want to see’. The way we interact with others creates the climate that surrounds us in our families, friendships, work places and other community groups. Seeing ourselves as having the capacity to shape the atmosphere around us, moves us from seeing ourselves as being blown by windy emotions of others, to being centres of warm, thoughtful, purposefulness and open to caring for others. In this way we become fully human. Committing to being people of care, compassion and dignity enables us to become the calm, still places where relationships and people flourish.

God invites us to be clear in what we stand for. Jesus told the disciples that the two great commands were to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbour as yourself. Standing firm with these two premises in our hearts means we are people through whom God’s love can flow. On those inevitable days where we fall short, we are invited to ask for God’s forgiveness and be re-centred through His forgiveness and love.

Principal's Log

A focus of the College is to equip young people to thrive in a rapidly changing world, where the requirement for ongoing learning, flexibility, creativity and entrepreneurship will be increasingly important. As well as moving forward with flexible and personalised approaches to learning, the College has also created two positions that will lead innovation and entrepreneurialism in the College. We congratulate Mr Wes Warner and Mr Damian Davis who have respectively been appointed as the Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurialism K-12 and Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurialism K-5. These two leadership positions aim to support staff, students and parents as they engage in creative, innovative, interdisciplinary learning within our community. Having the capacity to be innovative and entrepreneurial will give our young people an important edge in the future. These positions will support the leadership of others within the community to continually move forward in the areas of Digital Technology, Robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and The Arts including project based interdisciplinary learning.

This month we celebrate the conclusion of the Pacific Soccer and PLC Netball Club seasons. Both of these parent-run clubs have provided opportunities for our young people to develop character and sporting skills while building friendships and connections. It was exciting to watch the U11 Pacific Eels soccer team win the grand final on Saturday, surrounded by a large contingent of passionate Pacific supporters. We congratulate the Eels on their success and all netball and soccer players who have grown through their commitment and engagement with our two clubs. Thank you to the coaches and managers of both clubs and particularly the management committees, very capably led by Mr Trevor Colton, Mr Ian Barnes and Mrs Jenny Lee. The dedication of both committees has provided rich opportunities for our young people and helped to shape community. We thank all parents for their support.

There was tremendous energy at the Celebrating Dads’ Breakfast last week. Conversation flowed as people enjoyed the great food provided by our Hospitality Department and music provided by our students. The dads of our Prep – Year 2 children then enjoyed the opportunity to join in the Junior College chapel and connect with their children in class for the morning. We thank our dads for their support and the Hospitality, Music and P-2 staff and students for making the day such a special one.

Saturday evening’s Through the Ages Trivia Night was another time for connection and fun with parents, staff, past students and friends of the College enjoying dressing up and stretching their brains. Thank you to Mrs Jenny Lee and her team for the hours of work that went into making the night such a success. Thank you to our community for your support.

As we continue to grow together, may God equip us to be people of care, compassion and hope.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Summer Uniform

The summer uniform will commence from Monday 11th September

From the College Pastor

Caring School

In the threads for the last weeks of term, we have been focusing on caring adults, caring neighbours and a caring school climate. Is our College a place where students experience a caring environment? Does the climate of our school enable them to learn, grow and flourish? The notion of care is built into the fabric of our College. At Pacific we encourage a culture of care, respect and dignity for all students and staff. Restorative practices, positive psychology, our Lutheran ethos and the Christian community we have, give us a framework and avenues to work with when people do not experience care. When students know that their school is a place of care, they can then capture a sense of learning for their whole life’s journey. They can get a taste of their talents, strengths and abilities and learn how they can use them to help serve others and bless the world.

This is what a caring school environment looks like. It is a place where students can look outside of themselves and become aware of others and their needs and serve. This deep growth comes from maturity and lots of mistakes but it is at the heart of Jesus parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus told this story in response to a student who wanted to justify himself and put limits on who his neighbour was. Jesus responded with the parable to show us that the people in front of us right now are our neighbours who need our care and support. We often need to cross the boundaries we like to put up, get out of our comfort zones and stand up for the dignity, respect and care of people who are different from us. This is what God desires.

This is how God serves us. He gives us His grace and forgiveness when we fail to care for others. Through Jesus, God reminds us what a caring relationship, a caring school and a caring world looks like. Like a parent helping their toddler to learn to walk, God picks us up when we fall or fail to care for our neighbour. He picks us up and says, ‘try again, you can do this’. This is another chance for you to learn to grow in showing my care and concern for others. 

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Relationships

Relationships with People the Focus have always been a key part of how we approach Pastoral Care at Pacific. Relationships are a key part of PERMA too:

  • To develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others;
  • Learn to spot and change dysfunctional patterns in our relationships;
  • Calm and sooth our emotions and be there for others;
  • Communicate more effectively;
  • Enhance intimacy, connection and empathy;
  • Reduce defensive patterns, allowing for more authenticity; and
  • Work effectively within the school community.

Last Friday, more than 500 people attended our Celebrating Dads’ Breakfast. This was a wonderful celebration of a special relationship. A big thank you to the Hospitality Department and students for the excellent breakfast and to the Music Department and students for the great entertainment.

  

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Literacy and Fathers

With Father’s Day celebrated only last weekend and the holidays just around the corner, it is an ideal time to focus on how dads can help develop their children’s literacy. Research shows that dads play a critical role in their children's literacy development and levels of academic performance – by modelling reading, sharing stories, exploring the world together and engaging in meaningful conversations that build critical thinking skills. Boys in particular respond to positive modelling by older males. Following is some helpful information from Reading Rockets.

What should I read?

Children will respond to your enthusiasm. You can select age appropriate nonfiction (books about famous people, places, or how things work) or fiction. The important part is that you are enthusiastic about the book. Read slowly, talk about what you read.

What if I’m not with my child every day?

If you don’t see your child each day, try arranging a regular time to read books over the phone, or create your own podcast! Your child will look forward to this individual time with you and you will also be modelling behaviour that will keep your child on a path toward improved levels of learning.

What if I don’t like reading?

Even if you’re not a reader yourself, research has shown that your participation in literacy activities at home can have a profound impact on your child’s academic achievement. Here are some other simple ways to incorporate literacy into your everyday routine with your child.

  • Tell stories about when you were young.
  • Recite nursery rhymes or jingles.
  • Read environmental print (road signs or brand names on food containers etc).
  • Ask your child about their day. Conversation with adults helps children learn new words and practice creating a narrative – both linked to better reading skills.
  • Check out books of photography or art and talk about the pictures.
  • When you are doing household projects, describe what you are doing to your child.
  • Involve your child in everyday writing tasks like shopping lists or paying bills.
  • Create games that use letters, words or problem solving.

Walk the walk

Your child learns from what you do. Make sure the messages you are sending about reading reinforce that knowledge and literacy are valuable, achievable and powerful.

For more information on reading with your child, visit: www.ReadingRockets.org/article/c442/.

Year 5 Camp

Parents of Year 5 students are reminded that medical and permission forms for camp need to be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Year 5 students depart for camp on Tuesday 3rd October, the first day of Term 4.

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

Food for Thought

Tips for Surviving the School Holidays



School holidays can be a difficult time for parents, especially working parents. Balancing work with childcare can sometimes be hard. Here are some tips for surviving and even enjoying, the school holidays. Read more at: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/parent/surviving-school-holidays.html.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Through the Ages Trivia Night

Last Saturday evening more than 200 people enjoyed the Friends of Pacific Through the Ages Trivia Night. It was a resounding success, fulfilling our aim to bring the College community together for some fun and fundraising. Thank you to our wonderful MC Mr Russell Ousley, our Quiz Scribe Mrs Leah Croke and our Games Coordinator Mr Matt Gigney. Thank you also to our bar hosts Allyson, Tracey and Mel and our behind-the-scenes team members Deni Fowler, Anita Edmonds, Esta Styles, Sarah Minns and Penni Buchannan. A special thank you also to Zane and Shannon Russell and Andrew Edmonds for helping with the set up and pack up, plus Guy Minns, Tahlia McGregor and Lachlan Buchanan for their assistance.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all who attended and supported the night. Your commitment, costumes and table decorations were outstanding!

Trivia Grand Champions:

The SMARTini’s: 1st Place
Mixed Tape: 2nd Place
Bad Mums: 3rd Place

Best Dressed and Raffle and Auction Winners

We had 19 Raffle Prizes and all were presented and collected on the night. The 1st Raffle Prize, a Rumba Beach Resort and 26 Degrees Package, went to Shannon Russell.

Best Dressed Team: The Disciples
Best Dressed Table Decorations: Poke You In The Coconut
Best Dressed Male: Trent Ridley
Runner up: Trevor Colton
Best Dressed Female: Narelle Whatham
Runner up: Louise Barnes

Auction Winners:

1. Mooloolaba Music Centre Electric Guitar: Andrew Whatham

2. Ezyfit Membership: Virginia Schlotterbach

3. PLC Reserved Car Park and Lifeflight Gift Pack: Mona Holden

  

Finally, thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Mooloolaba Music, Ezyfit Kawana, Rumba Resort and 260 Bar, Fowler Lawyers, Rosetta Books, Sarah’s Unplugged, Maleny Dairies, Australia Zoo, McGrath Estate Agents, AR-T, Lifeflight, Emjays, Izba Birtinya, Everything Good Glasshouse, The Happy Snack Company, Zarraffa's Currimundi, Wurtulla Fruit Shop, Laserzone Kawana, Wendy Begg Photography, the Coral Café, Pacific Lutheran College and more.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Library News

Term 3 Update

Over Dues Items and Holiday Borrowing

As the end of term draws near, overdue lists for all students will be issued this week. Please help your children look for any books that may have gone missing. As per library policy, books deemed lost by the start of next term will incur a replacement charge.

Students with no overdue items are invited to borrow some extra books for holiday reading.

Code Club

This week was the end of this term’s Code Club. As the group has consisted only of boys this term, next Wednesday, girls from Year 3-6 are invited to a ‘come and try’ afternoon where we will explore coding and ‘making’. It would be great to see some keen girls have a go! Please come to the library to put your name down and get a note to take home. The session will start straight after school and finish at 4.00pm on Wednesday 13th September.

Year 2 Literature Morning Tea

Next week the library will host its annual literature party for Year 2 students. The recent anniversary of Enid Blyton’s birth is our theme for this year and we have some fun activities and delicious food planned for the event. Stay tuned for the photos!

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian 

LLL School Banking

Savings Accounts

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.

Early Learning

Steptember

Educators in Studio Three at Pacific Early Learning Centre are participating in ‘Steptember’ throughout September, raising money for people with Cerebral Palsy. Educators need to walk at least 10,000 steps each day for 28 days…which clocks up pretty quickly when you’re running after toddlers! If you would like to sponsor or donate towards their efforts, please visit: https://www.steptember.org.au/.

Ms Julie McCosker, Service Leader

Junior College

Japanese Speech Contest

In Week 8, Pacific held its annual Japanese Speech Contest. Across Years 3-5, students were invited to put together a self-introduction in Japanese. Students were judged on the content of their speech, fluency in pronunciation, cultural gestures and their ability to answer questions in Japanese. It was pleasing to see the enthusiasm from all of our entrants and the judges were very impressed by their confidence and fluency.

This year, Mayumi Katayama and Akito Iwase, our two inbound exchange students from Seishin, joined the Japanese Department to judge the speeches. We are very pleased to announce the following results:

 Year 3

  • 1st place: Phoebe Shearer
  • 2nd place: Annabella Hentschel
  • 3rd place: Hayley Petfield
  • Highly Commended: William Moffitt

Year 4

  • 1st place: Alexandra Schlotterbach
  • 2nd place: Toby Creamer
  • 3rd place: Amelia Holmes
  • Highly Commended: Jada Baker

Year 5

  • 1st place: Jackson Bailey
  • 2nd place: Kirrily Petfield
  • 3rd place: Sarah Timperley
  • Highly Commended: Macey Winter Oliver

We also acknowledge our other Junior College participants including Blake Dines, Jemma Linfoot, Isabella Lee, Holly Targato, Kahlia Taylor, Ruby Davis, Amelie Bradley, Madyson Pearce and Zaice McLachlan.

Well done to everyone who participated!

Schlotterbach Sensei, Japanese Teacher

Secondary College

Foundation Council Cup – Public Speaking

Year 11 students had their chance to inspire yesterday, as they responded to the question: What should be in the kitbag for leadership?

Six students contested the final for senior public speaking. They were Mali Davis, Sarah Gale, Olivia Papallo, Zoe Stockwell, Ben Summers and Caley Williams. As a precursor to leadership nominations and voting, the competition provided opportunities for students to articulate their beliefs and values.

Congratulations to:

  • 1st Mali Davis
  • 2nd Olivia Papallo
  • 3rd Sarah Gale

Mr Brendan Delaney, on behalf of all judges, congratulated the students on their capacity to create varied and informed ideas about how leaders work.

Mrs Tina Cox, Public Speaking Coordinator

Afterschool Mathematics Tutoring

Afterschool Mathematics tutoring on a Monday afternoon has now concluded for the term. Tutoring will recommence in Term 4. We wish everyone a safe and happy school holiday break.

Mr Adam Doyle, Head of Mathematics

Outdoor Education

Year 6 Canberra Tour

In Week 2 of next term, Year 6 students will travel to Canberra to visit various attractions in our nation’s capital. Highlights will include visiting both houses of parliament, meeting Australia’s Governor General and being a part of the War Memorial’s Closing Ceremony on Thursday 12th October at 4.30pm. This event will be live streamed via the War Memorial’s website.

The National Capital Tour is undertaken with assistance from the Federal Government as part of their PACER (Parliament and Civics Educational Rebate) program. The rebate is paid directly to the College upon completion of the tour.

2017 New Zealand Expedition

Students, parents and staff have been training for this expedition afterschool. The group is currently in its eighth week of training with many more to come before they depart at the end of Term 4. The group walks from school to Pelican Waters every Wednesday afternoon and does various amounts of stair training every Friday afterschool. They are also involved in activities every second Saturday; the most recent was an 85-kilometre mountain bike ride from Pelican Waters to Noosaville.

This year, two versions of the expedition are being offered:

  • 23-day West Coast to East Coast (Greymouth to Kaikoura) expedition departing 29th November and returning 21st December.
  • 13-day Alps to Ocean (Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura) expedition departing 8th December and returning 21st December.

The second expedition group will join the first as they go through Hanmer Springs. Both expeditions will involve tramping, mountain bike riding and white water rafting.

Parents and students wanting information about this expedition can contact Dr Peter McMahon directly at the College on 0448 277 789. The 2015 expedition movie can be viewed at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=3ZzNzED2s0E.

2018 Outdoor Education

Planning for the voluntary 2018 Outdoor Education programs is well underway. At present these programs will be open to all 2018 Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents. The programs will be as follows:

  • Easter holidays – White Water Canoeing in either the Clarence or Nymboida Rivers
  • July holidays – Mt Barney National Park Tramp
  • September holidays – Mountain Bike Ride from Tenterfield to Grafton via the Old Convicts Road

Further information about these programs can be gained by contacting Dr Peter McMahon.

Dr Peter McMahon, Head of Outdoor Education

Cultural News

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Students have been busily rehearsing for our Junior College production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which will hit the stage in Term 4 at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets will be on sale in early October, so stay tuned for further details!

Miss Anita Morton and Miss Ceilidh Peers

Careers Department

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Website

This new website has four entry points – Students, Job Hunters, Employers and Industry Insiders. The site can also be used to find service providers and training options based on industry groups. It is a one-stop shop for Australian Apprenticeships and replaces the previous Australian Apprenticeships Pathways and Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service websites.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

If you have an outstanding record of academic, creative or sporting achievements, you may be eligible for one of QUT’s Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $30,000. As a Vice-Chancellor's scholar, you'll have access to leadership and development opportunities, including the College of Excellence and the Leadership, Development and Innovation program. Applications for the academic and sporting scholarships close on 17th November.

QUT Business Scholarships

The Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Business School offers the following undergraduate scholarships for school leavers commencing their studies in 2018.

  • Corporate Partners in Excellence – This scholarship is valued at $36,000 paid in semester instalments over three years. It includes two 15-week internships with QUT corporate partners. Applications close on 17th November.
  • Dean’s Honours Program – Valued at $20,000 over four years. Other benefits include membership of the QUT College of Excellence as well as other leadership and development opportunities. Apply for the Bachelor of Business (Dean's Honours Program) through QTAC (see page 47 of the 2018 Year 12 Guide).
  • Business Academic Excellence Scholarship – Awarded to eligible OP 1-2 students. It is valued at $5,000. Other benefits include membership of the QUT College of Excellence and other leadership and development opportunities. Applications close on 17th November.

School Holiday Tours

You are invited to visit the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses on Friday 22nd September. On the day, you'll be able to take a guided tour of our campuses, tour the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove and hear from current students about their life at university. Find out more at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/holiday-campus-tours.

Experience Creative Industries Events

If you are interested in the fields of design, creative practice or communication, come along to the QUT Experience Days on 9th or 10th September or 6th October to explore your options for building a creative and exciting career.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

If you have an outstanding record of academic, creative or sporting achievements, you may be eligible for one of QUT’s Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $30,000. As a Vice-Chancellor's scholar, you'll have access to leadership and development opportunities, including the College of Excellence and the Leadership, Development and Innovation program. Applications for the academic and sporting scholarships close on 17th November.

QUT Business Scholarships

The Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Business School offers the following undergraduate scholarships for school leavers commencing their studies in 2018.

  • Corporate Partners in Excellence – This scholarship is valued at $36,000 paid in semester instalments over three years. It includes two 15-week internships with QUT corporate partners. Applications close on 17th November.
  • Dean’s Honours Program – Valued at $20,000 over four years. Other benefits include membership of the QUT College of Excellence as well as other leadership and development opportunities. Apply for the Bachelor of Business (Dean's Honours Program) through QTAC (see page 47 of the 2018 Year 12 Guide).
  • Business Academic Excellence Scholarship – Awarded to eligible OP 1-2 students. It is valued at $5,000. Other benefits include membership of the QUT College of Excellence and other leadership and development opportunities. Applications close on 17th November.

School Holiday Tours

You are invited to visit the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses on Friday 22nd September. On the day, you'll be able to take a guided tour of our campuses, tour the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove and hear from current students about their life at university. Find out more at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/holiday-campus-tours.

Experience Creative Industries Events

If you are interested in the fields of design, creative practice or communication, come along to the QUT Experience Days on 9th or 10th September or 6th October to explore your options for building a creative and exciting career.

University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) Scholarships

USC Semester one 2018 undergraduate scholarship applications are now open and will close on 30th November. USC offers scholarships based on academic merit, equity, sporting achievement and community activity. Visit the Scholarships website for details about the various scholarships available and to access the application.

University of Queensland (UQ) Accommodation

UQ has 10 residential colleges on its St Lucia campus and the Halls of Residence on the Gatton Campus. Interested students can organise a visit during the school holidays. Most colleges provide pastoral care, academic guidance, tutorial programs, community service activities and inter-college cultural, sporting and social programs. Visit the Live UQ website for information about the colleges and how to apply. 

Griffith University – Twilight Tours

Take a guided tour of the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses and find out more about life at Griffith. These tours will be held simultaneously at Nathan and Gold Coast campuses on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September from 4.00pm – 5.30pm. Register to attend at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/twilight-tours

Tax File Numbers (TFN) – Year 12 Students

Prospective university students are encouraged to apply early for a TFN. Students who gain entry to a university course must have a TFN to be able to defer their fee payment through HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or the VET Student Loan. Visit the Australian Tax Office website for details. 

Elite Athlete Program - University

Elite athlete programs recognise sporting excellence. Successful applicants have usually competed at state, national or international level in their chosen sport. While many universities are recognised as ‘Elite Athlete Friendly’ institutions and offer sports scholarships and support to athletes, the following universities offer entry bonuses to elite athletes.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor

Junior Sport

Regional Athletics Carnival

Pacific had a number of Junior College represenatives at the Sunshine Coast Regional Athletics Carnival last Thursday and Friday, which was held at The University of the Sunshine Coast.

  • Darcy Connors – Under 10 boys high jump, long jump, 100m sprint and 200m sprint
  • Harrison McDonald – Under 11 boys high jump
  • Laura Callaghan – Under 12 girls 100m sprint
  • Mona Finney – Under 12 girls long jump

The quality of our athlete’s performances during both days was very high. Congratulations to all of these students for finishing in the top five places in the following events:

  • Darcy Connors – 1st place 200m sprint
  • Harrison McDonald – 1st place high jump
  • Mona Finney – 2nd place long jump
  • Laura Callaghan – 5th place 100m sprint

   

These students have now qualified to represent the Sunshine Coast at the State Athletics Championships in October.

Year 4-6 SCISSA Training and Team Photos

With the Term 3 Gala Day being held this week, SCISSA training has now finished for this term. Kayaking students have the option to participate in training with Mr Gary Graves at Lake Kawana on Monday afternoon. These students will need to organise their own transport to and from training.

Next Thursday afternoon during sport time, students will have their Semester 2 SCISSA team photos taken in the gym. Students need to wear their normal sports uniform for the photos (no team specific uniforms are required).

Student Success – Cricket

Congratulations to Middle College students Alex Lee and Allegra Pollack who have been selected in the Sunshine Coast Under 12 boys and girls cricket teams respectively. Alex will play in the state championships in November at Nudgee while Allegra will travel to Mackay at the end of October to compete in the girls state championships. Well done to both students on their selection in these teams!

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

U13 Futsal – Friendly Match

On Tuesday afternoon, the Pacific U13 boys futsal team played a friendly match against students from the Soccer Excellence program at Chancellor State College. The boys worked well as a team to take the lead in the first half, showing no signs of giving up. In the second half, Chancellor rose to the challenge and took the lead over Pacific, with the final result 8-6 to Chancellor.

  

Congratulations to Chancellor and well done to the Pacific boys for their commitment and determination. We look forward to more friendly games later this year. The Pacific U13 futsal teams continue to train every Tuesday morning in the lead up to the local futsal competition.

Thank you to Mrs Sara Whitelaw and Mr Matthias Schlotterbach for their ongoing coaching and support of Pacific futsal and Mrs Virginia Schlotterbach for managing the teams.

SCISSA Touch Football

Week 9 – 6th September

 

Snr Boys A

Snr Girls A

Jnr Girls A

Opposition

ILC

ILC

MFAC

Score

Forfeit

13-3

8-6

Result

Win

Win

Win

MVP

-

Georgie Woods

Lara Pointon

Water Polo

On Monday, the team travelled to Peregian for their match against Sunshine Beach. Unfortunately, a thunderstorm halted the game just after half time. The team is still placed high on the ladder and have a real chance of making the finals next term. Keep training hard, girls!

Regional Athletics Carnival

Well done to all students who competed at the Regional Athletics Carnival last week, including Tegan Graves, Kurtis Modlin, Michael Curreri, Jazz Morris, Nick Lloyd, Drew Chaplin and John Redd. Congratulations to the following students for finishing in the top three for their events:

  • Brooklyn Graves – 3rd 400m
  • Alyssa Rabnott – 2nd high jump
  • Jez Lofthouse – 1st 100m
Sport Photos – This Friday

Students are reminded that sports photos are this Friday 8th September in the gym commencing at 8.00am. Please check the schedule on Schoology carefully to ensure you are at the gym at the correct time.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Upcoming Events
  • Well Done U11 Eels!
  • Season Pack Up
  • 2018 Season
  • Adermann Awards 2017
  • Pacific Soccer Sponsors
  • Six-A-Side Summer Competition
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

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

Mr Matt Gigney, Secretary – Pacific Soccer Committee

PLC Netball Club

The end of the season is almost upon us and it is now time to reflect on our journey over the last 12 months.

Firstly, well done to the Arabian and the Brumbies for their games on the weekend. Whilst the results didn’t go our way, all involved can take pride in their efforts. The courage and commitment shown by the girls is a credit to all involved.

The year has been one of consolidation. From a slow start, we have:

  • Installed a new committee installed;
  • Had 10 girls complete their umpire training;
  • Had four teams qualified for the finals;
  • Hosted two successful CDNA rounds; and
  • Had eight volunteers to coach teams for next season.  

When you view the year from this perspective, the club has made great progress. The committee will continue to work towards growing our club and making improvements, as identified through parent and player feedback. These are exciting times and the future for the club is extremely positive.

It is now time to celebrate our successes. A reminder that our club breakup is on this Sunday 10th September at 5.00pm at Laserzone. Presentations will commence at 5.00pm sharp, so please be on time. See you all on Sunday!

Mr Trevor Colton, President PLC Netball Club

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours and Online Ordering

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

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Entertainment Books

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

Upcoming Dates

September
8 Staff, Sport and Co-Curricular Photo Day
14 Year 6-8 Portfolios
  Year 4-6 Foundation Cup
15 K-12 Chapel
  P-5 Portfolios
  Term 3 Concludes
17-23 Senior Mountain Bike Expedition
24  St Mark's @ Pacific - Grow and Share (9.30am)
30 On-time QTAC Applications Due
   
October
2 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
3 Term 4 Commences
  Year 5 Camp - Bornhoffen (12.00pm Departure)
4 Year 7-12 SCISSA Soccer Season Commences
  Year 11-12 Drama Excursion - Queensland Theatre (Evening)
6 Year 5 Camp Returns
8-13 Year 6 Canberra Tour