From the Principal

Let The Light Shine Brightly

I suspect that many of us have woken each morning over this past week and hoped that the day would bring some small moments of sunlight. We are typically blessed to live in a place that is regularly bathed in bright sunlight that brings the full...
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Principal's Log

It was a delight to be part of the service at St Mark’s Lutheran Church last Sunday as our Year 9 and 12 House Wira Captains presented a cross that the Middle and Senior College Wira students had created, designed and painted. The bright light...
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The Power of Stillness

Taking time to breathe and be fully present in the moment can help us to recentre and refocus. By being still, our mind slows down and we can then re-engage with more thoughtful purpose and perspective. Taking time to be still in the busy rhythm of...
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Principal's Log

We celebrate the team of Middle College teachers who have embarked on an exciting partnership with the researchers of the University of Queensland’s Learning Lab. The Learning Lab brings together researchers from education, psychology and...
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Assume Best Intentions

One of the keys to living well is to be immersed in cultures of trust in our families, friendships, places of learning, workplaces and churches. One of the protocols that is often sighted in the promotion of building effective teams, groups and...
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Principal's Log

On Friday of this week, we conduct our Pacific As A Peace Place audit, where students across Years 3-12 are invited to reflect on pastoral care and support processes within the College. This audit also presents students with the opportunity to...
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Principal's Log

Respect for the human dignity of all people is a core value at Pacific. Having respectful relationships means we are able to sit with each other, listen and come to a better way forward, which can often be a third way. Pausing to consider how each...
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Respectful Relationships at the Heart

As we look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day it is a great opportunity to reinforce the message of the importance of respectful relationships. Whether in our families, friendship groups, community groups or workplaces, respectful...
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Finding Purpose In The Everyday

Purpose is grown through the why and how we do things rather than the what we do. When we bring a strong desire to grow our gifts and talents and use our time to benefit others, a strong sense of purpose grows through all that we do. Purpose is...
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Principal's Log

Every week and every day I am conscious of the generosity of spirit and genuine desire on the part of staff, students, parents and College Council to make a difference for our young people and for people within and beyond our community. We are very...
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