Compass No 427 - July 2016

From the Principal

Being More Than A Spectator

We can spend a lot of time being occupied at the extremities of our life, acting as a spectator rather than being deeply engaged and part of the main game. In our learning across all areas of life we can be physically present but not fully engaged. A key part of engagement involves taking responsibility for our own learning and focusing on what we can do to improve our learning rather than what others should do. A fully engaged mind is open to opportunity, is curious and focused on finding better ways forward.

The difference between being a spectator and being engaged is well exemplified by considering the different behaviours of the crowd and players at a major football or netball final. The crowd can be rowdy, at times appreciative and encouraging and at other times critical, but it is the players being deeply engaged in the game that make the difference. In our lives we too have ‘crowds’, but if we are to make a difference we have to get in and play the game to the best of our ability. We have to be fully in the game, reading the nuances and learning from and with others who are working towards the same goal. God is with us on the field. His guidance for us isn’t about acting as a spectator. It is about being fully present and acting, making the most of our talents for the betterment of others.

Principal's Log

Student, parent and teacher conferences provide an important opportunity for discussions about how young people can improve their learning. A key part of this process is to ensure that young people are the main players of their learning game. As parents and teachers, an important part of our role is to help young people to identify and then take ownership of the ways in which they can improve their own learning. Parents can assist by ensuring routines provide good time and space for young people to engage in effective home learning that is free of distraction. Rather than planning the way forward for young people, parents can create better outcomes by ensuring the responsibility for improving sits with the young person. By listening to what the young person is going to do, parents can assist them to set realistic goals made up of small steps that can be recognised and celebrated. This is a helpful way to grow the sense of personal efficacy, ownership and improved learning. We thank all teachers, parents and students for the focus they have provided for effective learning and for the time they have given to be part of the recent student, parent and teacher conferences.

There was very good spirit at the Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival this week with all students making the most of the opportunity to participate in each of the events. The structure of the carnival provided opportunity for every student to compete in each event and contribute to the overall performance of their House. This meant that as groups of students moved through each event they could celebrate each other’s best efforts, whether peers were breaking records or participating to the best of their ability. Congratulations to all students for the way they participated and encouraged each other and well done to Bula House for winning the carnival! Thank you to Mrs Allyson Savari and Mrs Sanet Strong for providing the Friends of Pacific BBQ. Well done and thank you to Mr Mark Hauser and his team for the leadership and organisation of the carnival.


We are in the final stages of preparation for OCEANfest and parents are encouraged to respond to the communication being emailed in the next fortnight requesting volunteers to assist with the running of various stalls. We thank our OCEANfest committee for their leadership and the broader community for your support and look forward to a great community event.

May God equip us to engage strongly in our learning and relationships so that we might be a blessing to many.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Important Notices

Department of Education

The Australian Government Department of Education has requested Pacific to provide them with basic information about our school such as its name, address, contact details, years of schooling and number and makeup of its staff. Pacific must also provide information to the Australian Government about the makeup of our student body during an annual school census, including the number of:

  • Primary and secondary students
  • Full-time and part-time students
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Students with disability
  • Students with low English proficiency
  • Students receiving distance education
  • Boarding students
  • Overseas students.

For further details, please click here.

From the College Pastor

Asking Questions

The next day they (Mary and Joseph) found him (Jesus) in the Temple seated among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. – Luke 2:46

Asking questions is vital when it comes to learning. Young children are often naturally inquisitive and ready to ask questions. Some questions children have asked me as a College Pastor include:

  • “Did Adam have a belly button?”
  • “How old is God?”
  • “What was God doing before he created the world?”

However, it can be a quite different story when it comes to teenagers asking questions. Fear of what others will think and fear of looking stupid in front of others can often deter the teenage mind from asking questions in front of their peers. Some adults continue to be bound up in these fears and are restricted from asking inquisitive questions. Despite popular belief in our information saturated age, at times, we still need to ask questions of a trusted human being. Even though we live in an “ask Google”, Wi-Fi world, we still need to ask questions of another person as this is one of the ways in which we learn. A Chinese proverb puts it this way; “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever”.

Ironically, Jesus personified wisdom when he was a teenager. In the only story of his teenage years from the gospels, Jesus is in the temple in Jerusalem one day, sitting among his teachers. He is listening to them after being in Jerusalem with his family for the Passover celebrations. Jesus is listening to the teachers, firing questions at them. He is so engaged in his questioning that he loses all sense of time and becomes separated from his parents, who leave town without him. Such was Jesus’ inquisitiveness and his desire to learn. Mary and Joseph are not happy at losing their son but at the end of the story we are told by Luke that Jesus increased in wisdom and in maturity being blessed by God and people.

Asking questions and searching for answers in school, in our workplace and in life is a great trait to encourage. We grow, we learn, we mature from acting on our curiosity and having the courage to ask those questions we have in our minds. Just like the teenage Jesus, we can ask our questions about life’s deeper things. By asking our questions about God, the Bible and what our purpose is in life, we can grow, mature spiritually, be blessed and be a blessing in the process. So my challenge to you is, rather than consulting “Doctor Google”, who are the trusted wise human beings God has put on your path to ask your spiritual questions?

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Year 9 Camp

This week, the Year 9 students returned from their camp after a very positive experience. Thank you to the Rite Journey team of Dr Peter McMahon, Mrs Toni Fisher and Mr Duncan McNee for their leadership of the camp. Following, Year 9 students Joseph Higginson and Stephanie Keenan, share their experiences:

“Camp for the Year 9 students was a bit different this year; we weren’t sleeping in a bed in cabins, we were under the stars in tents. There were many parts of this camp that were difficult for some people such as the four hour hikes and abseiling, but everyone managed to get through them. Having to carry all of our own gear for the week was a struggle, but we all worked together to keep moving. The highlight for most of us on this camp was the duo experience. This was where we went off into the bush with a partner for 24 hours. In this time there was no one else to talk to and no technology to distract you. This really helped people realise how good the outdoors is. There were other great experiences as well such as raft building. This activity was important for most of us, as if your raft sunk, all of your gear for the week would get wet. This caused some tension but really helped us to build relationships and work better together. Overall, this camp was a great experience not just for me, but for all of the boys in my group.”

- Joseph Higginson

“From a girls perspective, the Year 9 camp was one of the most challenging things we have ever had to take part in. Camp was not only physically challenging but mentally as well, testing every aspect of ourselves. However, this challenging, emotional week led to huge growth. The week started with packing our bags and planning the food and equipment we’d need over the course of the week. We then had to divvy everything up and find space for the food and equipment in our already full bags. This was followed by a short hike to our camp site, whilst carrying our 20kg packs on our backs. We left our packs at log cabin and continued to our abseiling site. This activity proved very challenging for many of the group and people pushed their boundaries. After a challenging first activity we made our way back to our camp in the dark, set up our tents then made dinner.

The next day started with a huge 5-hour hike. Again, this proved very challenging for many of the girls. The terrain was rough and there were plenty of falls. Our backpacks made the job even tougher. We made our way into a valley and then all the way back out. We then walked to raft building, where we had an hour to build a raft that could carry all the girls and their packs across the dam. We then walked to our camp and made dinner. Day three consisted of canoeing back over Somerset Dam and another 5-hour hike.

On day four, we woke early to get ready for our 24-hour duo or solo experience. We were checked on twice during the day and once at night. We had to build our own bivvy out of tarps and then had a list of activities to complete so we were not bored. After the 24 hours were up, we were collected and walked back together in silence. We found a spot to sit and let go of all of our emotions from the previous 24 hours.

Though the Year 9 camp was challenging, we all grew mentally and physically and achieved more than we ever thought possible.”

- Stephanie Keenan

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Car Park

Before and after school each day, the Prep – Year 2 car park can become congested. Often, parents are hurrying to drop their children off or are rushing to collect them after school. We would like to remind parents that there is a 10km speed limit in all College car parks.

Often students are alighting from vehicles and moving through the car park. To ensure their safety, parents are reminded to adhere to speed limits and not to park in the drop of zones as this can cause increased congestion. Drivers are also reminded to follow signage, road markings and the directions of staff on duty. Your assistance in keeping our students safe and lessening stress and congestion in the car park is most appreciated.

Prep - Year 5 Student Sign In/Out

We remind parents of Prep – Year 5 students to please sign their children in and out from the P-5 Office, which is located adjacent to the Year 2 building.

Prep - Year 2 Athletics

All Prep - Year 2 students have begun preparing for their Athletics Carnival, which will be held on Monday 29th August. The Carnival will start at 9.00am and will be completed by 10.30am. Parents are most welcome to attend this exciting event.

Year 4 Camp

The Year 4 camp will be held from 25th to 26th August at Alexandra Park. A letter providing details of the camp, permission slips and medical forms will be forwarded home next week. Should you have any questions regarding the camp, please contact either your child’s class teacher or Mr David Druery.

Communication With Staff

Often, parents need to communicate information to their child’s teachers regarding changes of routine and exemption from participation in sport, specialist lessons or activities. Each morning parents tend to verbally advise teachers of such changes.

To avoid confusion and to ensure students are where they are meant to be, particularly at the end of the day, we ask that parents put all of these changes in writing. There are a number of ways parents can communicate with staff:

  • All teachers can be contacted by email;
  • Teachers in Prep – Year 2 can be contacted through their class communication books; or
  • A short note can be sent with students to pass on to their teacher.

We appreciate your support in assisting teachers with this matter.  


A reminder that the College hat is an important element of the school uniform. A number of students are already presenting to school each day without a hat. During break times, students must wear a hat or they are required to stay out of the sun. Students should also wear their hats when travelling to and from the College. We ask all parents/guardians to please ensure their children are bringing/wearing a hat to school each day . 

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

Student Awards

Stars of the Week

This Week Monday 25th July

Prep:  Stevie Saunders, Cooper Saunders, Havanna Nolan, Kauan Gogarty and Lucy Unsted.

Year 1:  Alexa Karavolas and Mya Masson.

Year 2:  Joe Playford, Sam Roberts, Talys Warriner and Charlotte Hall.

Year 3:  Riley Bowering, Joshua Anderson, Jazlyn Miller, Amber Hetherington and Liam Hague.

Year 4:  Sarah Timperley and Taj Taylor.

Year 5:  Gabriella McKenzie and Thomas Jackson. 

You Can Do It Awards

This Week Monday 25th July

Persistence:  Cody Walker and Sarah Heeney.

Organisation:  Hannah Miller.

Getting Along:  Matthew Carlaw and Jay Ricotta.

Other Awards


Year 5:  Alexander Lee.

UNSW Global Science Competition

Year 3:  Toby Creamer (High Distinction) and Austin Lauritzen (Distinction). 

Year 4:  Olivia Boland (Distinction). 

Year 5:  Ella Jarick (Distinction), Nikita Gallagher (Distinction) and Callum Foley (Distinction). 

Food for Thought

I Can Do Anything

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right.

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Food Fiesta at OCEANfest!

To tantalise your tastebuds, here’s some of the fabulous food stalls you’ll find at Carnivale - Paella Fella, Greek Souvlaki, Hot chips and BBQ, Jungle Wood Fire Pizza, Belly and Balls, Sweet Floz Churros!

OCEANfest Update

EXCITING NEWS! We welcome Trena-Jane and Lance Rowlands from Wealth Directions as our OCEANfest Bar hosts.

"We are passionate about helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. We have been providing professional planning advice since 1999. Our aim is to build long-term partnerships with our clients and assist them in building, protecting and managing their wealth and lifestyle for them and their families. So, whether you are approaching retirement, starting a business, changing careers or moving from two incomes to one, we can help you. We know that everyone's situation is different. At Wealth Directions, we pride ourselves in helping our client's achieve their goals - no matter what stage of life they're at."

Wealth Directions – Sunshine Coast Office
'The Boulevard Centre'
3/68 Jessica Boulevard, Minyama, Queensland 4557
Phone: 07 5444 2985

Stall Rosters
As we are nearing the Festival, many of the stall coordinators have started to seek volunteers to assist with stalls on the day of OCEANfest. If you are able to lend a hand in one of the stalls for an hour or so, please contact the stall coordinator as promptly as possible. Alternatively, if you are able to help out in another way, please contact your class representative in the Junior College or Mrs Leanne Bevis in the Middle/Senior College office.

Cake Stall
If you like to bake or know someone who does and would like to contribute to the OCEANfest Cake Stall, please contact for further information. 

Ride Passes
This year we will have ride passes for sale online, please look out for this information in the next couple of weeks. For those who do not wish to purchase their passes online, there will still be some available at the College.

Cashless Festival
As per the previous festival in 2014, we will be running a cashless event. There will be ‘cash for tickets’ available for purchase in the days prior and there will also be booths onsite on the night, plus an ATM. Refunds of unused tickets are only available on the night.

Major Raffle

Over the coming days, each Pacific family will receive raffle tickets. Each family is encouraged to sell or purchase their full book of 10 tickets. More books are available from the office as needed.

With over $11,000 worth of raffle prizes up for grabs, make sure you enter in our huge RAFFLEfest – only $2 a ticket. Prizes will be drawn at OCEANfest and 17 lucky winners will be announced. The major prize is an exclusive 18-carat premium white gold ring valued at $3,500, courtesy of Sunstate Jewellers!

There will also be a BOOK SELLERS BONUS prize for the family who sells the most tickets. The winner will receive a $200 gift voucher for the Pacific uniform shop, courtesy of Weareco Clothing.

All profits raised from the festival goes towards providing resources for the College community. This year, we aim to expand our array of solar panels, courtesy of UNI Industries, to become a more environmentally friendly community.

Please return ALL raffle tickets (sold or unsold) with correct money to the main office by Monday 15th August.

Thank you to everyone in our community for supporting this fabulous event again.

Mrs Tracey Hindmarsh, FoP Chairperson and OCEANfest 2016 Committee

Junior College

School Hearing Program

Parents are reminded about the Hearing Program offered to ELC, Kindy and Prep students on 3rd, 4th and 11th August this year. Information and consent forms have previously been emailed to parents, however copies can also be obtained from the main administration office and through Mrs Julie McCosker in the ELC.

If you wish for your child to have his/her hearing screened, please return consent forms by Monday 1st August.

“Early intervention can have a significant impact on a child’s overall speech and language development and educational outcomes. Research has shown that early detection and intervention can influence a child’s speech, sound development, expressive and receptive language development and even their literacy skills such as reading comprehension.” – UQ Health and Rehabilitation Clinics Audiology Department

Ms Sharon Dean and Mrs Maree Hooper, College Nurses

Secondary College

Space Launch

This week we received an official date for the launch of our experiments into space. On November 11th 2016, The SpaceX Falcon 9- CRS 10 will lift off from Cape Canaveral (weather permitting).

Our coding team is busily preparing for this exciting experience by learning how to use Python to program the sensors on the Asimov board. The team would like to hear from the community if they have any ideas for experiments to run in space. Who knows, your idea may be the one we choose! Suggestions can be emailed to:

Mrs Janine Stone, Coordinator

Drama News

Last week, our Year 12 Drama students engaged in a ‘Directing’ workshop with Kevin Spink from the Queensland Theatre Company. His knowledge and experience was exceptional and the students benefited highly from it. Kevin will also be acting in the upcoming QTC play, St. Mary’s In Exile, which the Senior Drama students will be attending.

In other news, our Junior College students are busily preparing for the ‘Mulan’ musical later this year and we can’t wait to see their talents on stage. Middle and Senior College students are in the early audition stage for next year’s College Musical Production of ‘Sideshow’. They are learning dances to perform at their audition.

We wish the 40 students, who range from Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, all the best when they compete at the Sunshine Coast Drama Festival this Friday and Saturday at Chancellor State College. Good luck everyone!

Mrs Janine Delaney, Head of Drama

After School Mathematics Tutoring

To support students academically, the College will continue Mathematics tutorials for students in Years 7-12 who would like extra assistance or clarification of concepts. These tutorials are held on Monday afternoons in rooms L13/L14 from 3.20pm to 4.20pm. Students are welcome to come along for a quiet place to complete Maths class work, homework or ask for assistance. The expectation is that students remain within the room until 4.20pm, unless picked up earlier by a parent.

Mr Adam Doyle, Head of Mathematics

From the Head of Career Development

SCTTTC Information Evening

The Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre is holding an information evening on their 2017 courses. Students who are interested in hearing about the courses and opportunities available at SCTTTC are encouraged to attend with their parents. The information evening is on Thursday 18th August at 6.15pm. Click here to download further information.

Options Career Information Bulletin

Click here to download the latest Options Career Information Bulletin.

USC Scholarships

Applications for USC’s Semester 1 2017 undergraduate scholarships will open on Monday 1st August and close on 31st October. Visit: for a list of the scholarships available.

Upcoming Open Days and Expos

USC Imaginarium
This is the University of the Sunshine Coast's Open Day. It will be held from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday 7th August at the Sippy Downs campus. On the website ( you can plan your day and register for an information session. If you haven’t a clue about what to study, visit the ‘Superpowers’ section on the website for help. You can also enter to win a ‘Superhero Transformation’!

QUT Open Day
QUT’s Open Day will be held on 31st July at their Gardens Point Campus from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Start planning your day and register for a chance to win a MacBook Air at:

QUT Caboolture Open Day
Check out the courses offered and the QUT Caboolture campus on Sunday 21st August. Register to win a MacBook Air and start planning your day at:

Aviation Careers Expo
This event will be held from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 20th August at Aviation Australia at the Brisbane International Airport. Aviation industry exhibitors, including Defence Force Recruiting, will be at the expo to talk about career pathways in aviation. Register to attend the event at:

JMC Academy Open Day
JMC offers diploma and degree courses in the areas of contemporary music performance, audio engineering and sound production, film and television production, 3D animation, entertainment business management and game development. FEE-HELP is available for degree courses for eligible students. JMC will hold an open day at its Brisbane campus from 10.30am to 2.30pm on 6th August. Register to attend and download a program at:

THINK Education Colleges
THINK Education is a network of higher education colleges offering courses in design, business, hospitality management, natural therapy and beauty therapy. All of THINK’s Brisbane colleges will hold an open day on 13th August from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Use the following links for event details and to explore the courses offered by each college:

THINK Education colleges offer an Early Entry Program in which students applying now for 2017 entry may be eligible for an early conditional offer before the end of the year. The colleges also offer scholarships with application due dates starting in August for 2017 courses.

SAE Qantm Open Day
This institute offers degree courses in the fields of animation, audio, design, film, games and web and mobile. FEE HELP and VET FEE-HELP are available for eligible students. SAE Qantm will hold an open day from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 6th August at its Brisbane campus in West End. The event will include interactive demonstrations of equipment and facilities, student work displays, information sessions and entertainment. Register for the open day and attend the event for your chance to win one of two GoPro Hero4 Black. Visit: to register.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

SCISSA Uniforms

All Semester 1 SCISSA uniforms are to be returned to Mrs Natalie Campbell’s office immediately. There are still some soccer, basketball, rugby and netball uniforms outstanding.

Semester 2 SCISSA Sport

Due to the District Primary School Athletics Carnival there wasn’t any primary SCISSA training this week. Training will resume next Thursday 4th August. Students will need to bring any specialist gear with them.

Kayakers will continue with Monday after school training on 1st August in the lead up to the 2016 Queensland Schools Canoe Marathon Championships. Students are to meet in their training gear at the senior car park bus shelters by 3.15pm to take the bus to Lake Kawana. As per regular Monday training, parents will need to collect their children from Lake Kawana at the conclusion of training at 4.15pm. 

Queensland Rugby Union 'GAME ON' Development Program

Commencing this term, Pacific is teaming up with Queensland Rugby Union to host the ‘GAME ON’ Rugby Union Development program for our Year 3-6 students.

GAME ON provides an introduction to the skills required to play traditional formats of rugby, or the VIVA 7s, which is the new community based, modified, non-tackling version of the Olympic sport, Rugby Sevens. The program is a great introduction for students who have never been involved in Rugby Union and also an extension for students who have had some previous exposure to the game.

The six week program will be run at Pacific during lunchtime (1.00pm – 1.40pm) each week, as per the below:

  • Year 3 and 4 students on Tuesdays – 9th August to 13th September
  • Year 5 and 6 students on Wednesdays – 10th August to 14th September

If you child is interested in attending these sessions, please ask them to collect a consent form from Mrs Natalie Campbell’s office.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Acting Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Secondary Athletics Carnival

Well done to all students who competed at the Secondary Athletics Carnival this week. It was the perfect day with the weather providing great conditions for our competitors. Congratulations to Bula House for taking out the 2016 shield. Mumba House showed the greatest spirit at the carnival, winning the House Spirit trophy for the second year in a row!


Overall, the points from the carnival were as follows:

1st place – BULA (2759 points)

2nd place – MUMBA (2525 points)

3rd place – WIRA (2305 points)

There were some fantastic individual performances throughout the day and we congratulated the Individual Age Champions at the end of the carnival. They were:

13 Years Boys

  1. Sam Larsen 
  2. Sean Christensen
  3. Brock Bloomer

13 Years Girls

  1. Bethany McKenna 
  2. Cosette Winter 
  3. Rhianna Higginson

14 Years Boys

  1. James Brown 
  2. Nicholas Lloyd 
  3. Riley Boaza

14 Years Girls

  1. Brooklyn Graves 
  2. Georgia Harle 
  3. Caitlin Hall

15 Years Boys

  1. Nathan Weir 
  2. Kian Strong 
  3. Tomas Evans-Butcher

15 Years Girls

  1. Natasha Whiteley 
  2. Isla Gear 
  3. Karlee Connors

16 Years Boys

  1. Kurtis Modlin 
  2. Drew Chaplin 
  3. Matt Barnes

16 Years Girls

  1. Gemma Whitelaw 
  2. Josie Bradshaw 
  3. Aimee Sheppard/Jaz Alexander

Open Boys

  1. Jez Lofthouse 
  2. Beau Blake 
  3. Jake Hynes/Bailey Hockam

Open Girls

  1. Jazz Morris 
  2. Amy Fleming 
  3. Zoey Parfrement

A special mention must also go to those students who broke records this year, some of which had been around almost since the College’s inception!

2016 New Records

  • 16 Girls Javelin: Aimee Sheppard, 24.67
  • 14 Girls 200m: Brooklyn Graves, 27.92
  • 14 Girls 400m: Brooklyn Graves, 1.09.62
  • 16 Girls High Jump: Gemma Whitelaw, 1.36m (equal existing record)
  • 14 Boys 800m: James Brown, 2.29.25
  • 16 Boys 100m: Kurtis Modlin, 11.52
  • 16 Boys 200m: Kurtis Modlin, 24.05


Thank you to the Friends of Pacific for running the BBQ and supplying the officials with food and drink throughout the day.

The Secondary District Athletics Carnival is scheduled for the 18th and 19th August (Week 6). All athletes who were successful in making it in to the team will be required to attend. We wish them all the best at the next level of competition. 

Friday Night Basketball

Well done to all teams who competed last week. The season has commenced with some of the best overall results that we have experienced so far. We have nine teams who are undefeated so far! Games will continue this week on Friday 29th July, with all 11 teams scheduled to play.

Players and parents are asked to please continually check their emails, student notices, Schoology, the sports notice board, the Compass newsletter and the website ( for up-to-date draws and information for the season.

This week’s games are as follows:





Junior A Girls




Junior B Girls (Yr 8)



PLC (7s)

Junior B Girls (Yr 7)



PLC (8s)

Junior B Boys (Yr 8)




Junior B Boys (Yr 7)




Int B Girls



St Johns

Int B Boys


Cal 1


Senior A/B Girls




Senior C Girls (Yr 12)



SCGS Yellow

Senior D Girls (Yr 11)




Senior C/D/E Boys



SAAC White


SCISSA touch rounds continue next Wednesday, with most teams involved in matches after school. This week there was some tough matches against Matthew Flinders Anglican College at the Pacific home fields. Well done to the Senior B Boys and Senior Girls who both recorded good wins.

Games for next week are as follows:





Junior Boys




Junior Girls




Int Boys




Int Girls




Snr Boys A


Meridan (1)


Snr Boys B

4.00pm and 4.45pm

Meridan (2)


Snr Girls




Players are asked to please continually check their emails, student notices, Schoology, the sports notice board and the Compass newsletter for up-to-date draws and information for the season.

Water Polo

This year, Pacific has one team entered in the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Water Polo competition. Games begin on Monday evening, with the girls taking on Sunshine Beach State High School at the Noosa Pool at 6.40pm. We wish the girls and Mr Brett Jones (coach) all the best in their first game of the season.

Regional Girls Cricket Trials

If there are any girls who would like to trial for the Sunshine Coast Regional Girls Cricket team, please see Mr Mark Hauser in person as soon as possible for a nomination form. Please note you cannot trial without the school’s consent.

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Round 15
  • Indoor Summer Soccer
  • Final Reminder - Representative Coaches for 2017
  • Round 16 - 30th July
  • Special Sponsorship This Weekend
  • Looking Ahead...
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

Click here to download this week's Pacific Soccer newsletter.

Mr Ian Barnes, Pacific Soccer President

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 and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

General Notices

Entertainment Books

Pacific Lutheran College is fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. The NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers. From every Membership we sell, 20% of the proceeds go towards our fundraising for Pacific Lutheran Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre! Click here to order your book or digital membership:

Upcoming Dates

1-8 Seishin Visit
5 Year 8 Camp Preparation (12.15pm - 2.15pm)
8 Trimester 3 Begins
8-12 Year 8 Camp - Glastonbury
11 SCISSA Trial Game 5
16 Junior College Science Fair
  ICAS Mathematics Competition
  Friends of Pacific (7.00pm)
18 Secondary District Athletics Carnival - USC (Half Day)
19 Secondary District Athletics Carnival - USC (Full Day)
  OCEANfest 2016 (3.00pm - 8.30pm)