Compass No 431 - August 2016

From the Principal

Character and Spirit

Over the past fortnight, the character and spirit of many of our Olympians was clearly on display. One of the people who stood out for me was Cate Campbell. Cate showed incredible strength of character after swimming outstanding times as part of the relay team, in her 100m freestyle heat and semi-finals and then swimming her slowest time in the final. After many years of training and high performance in all but the medal race, there had to be a sense of great personal disappointment. With little time to process or manage emotions, Cate was immediately confronted by media. Great character shone through as she spoke with frankness, humility and depth and in subsequent interviews with humour. Her response to disappointment was that she could learn from this. She acknowledged the personal challenge of keeping perspective and not defining her worth as a person in terms of her gold medal haul. Offering no excuses, she took personal responsibility. 

In her final swim, the 4x100m medley race, she swam Australia to silver after entering the pool in the final leg of the relay, with the team in fifth place. As well as some of her best swimming, we saw great spirit, determination and courage on display. Many of us will have gold moments in our lives. At other times, despite all of our best efforts and preparation, there will be moments of disappointment. Our Olympians have modelled the celebration of success with gracious humility and dealing with disappointment with emotional control, perspective, reflection, personal responsibility and a focus on learning. The story of Job in the Bible is an encouragement to us in those times of struggle and disappointment to not lose faith in a loving and gracious God or in our worth as a loved part of His creation. 

Principal's Log


There was tremendous community spirit evident at OCEANfest last Friday night. Staff, students, parents and members of the wider community came together to enjoy the creative and warm ambience that emanated from the Carnivale theme. A colourful parade of street performers, tasty and varied food and beverages, rides, talented performances and entertainment and a variety of stalls and activities including mini Olympic trials, culminating in fireworks at the end of evening, provided a great atmosphere for fun and relaxation. It was a wonderful community event and we thank all parents, students, staff and the members of the St Mark’s congregation for their generosity, hospitality and support. Thank you to the many local businesses who sponsored this event, including Carnivale Partner Newwave Orthodontics, fireworks sponsor Fowler Lawyers and major raffle sponsor Sunstate Jewellers. We particularly thank our organising committee very capably led by Mrs Mel Pollack, Mrs Jenny Lee and Mr Ian Barnes. Their creative vision, attention to detail and many hours of commitment resulted in a high quality event that brought enjoyment and connection for many. Well done and thank you!

Over the past couple of weeks, our College has experienced some great sporting success at the Queensland Schools Marathon Championships, the Inter-Lutheran Junior Athletics Carnival and the Secondary District Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to our kayaking team who took out the title of State Champions last weekend at the Gold Coast. We thank Mr Gary Graves for his coordination of this team and Dion Morgan, Mrs Colleen Beattie, Mrs Natalie Campbell and Mrs Rae Hall for their coaching assistance. Our Junior Athletics Team finished in second place against other schools in the region at the recent Inter-Lutheran Junior Athletics Carnival. We thank Mrs Natalie Campbell, Mr Damian Davis, Mr Kurt Jones and parent helper, Ms Melanie Boyall, for their support of our team and assistance at the carnival. Finally, we congratulate our Secondary Athletics Team on their performance at the District Athletics Carnival last week. Overall, the College finished in seventh place. We thank Mr Mark Hauser and his team for their support of our students and assistance at the carnival. Well done to all students who represented the College.

This week at the College, teams of teachers across Prep – Year 12 continued their learning journey with International Educational Consultant Mr Mark Church. Mark led teachers through reflections about the learning they have achieved through the leadership and engagement in their Inquiry Action Projects, which aim to improve the learning of students within the teacher’s classrooms. Teachers who have individually developed and progressed their own question of inquiry have benefitted from peer feedback through planned collaborative processes. Expected benefits from the project include continual improvement in student engagement and learning and the enhancement of the collaborative learning culture of teachers. The progress of learning that was evident yesterday would indicate that we are well on the way to achieving these goals. Mark will return to the College in October as the final part of this year’s process.

Last weekend, more than 50 students, parents and staff of the College participated in the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Students and staff benefitted from the training they had completed with the Pacific Running Club and we congratulate all who participated on the day. Many personal goals were achieved and people enjoyed the opportunity to run and raise funds for Ronald McDonald House and other charities as part of the Pacific community at this significant Sunshine Coast event. We thank Mr Stuart Pohlner for his organisation and coordination of this club.

We wish our Year 12 students all the best for the upcoming QCS Test next week. Building at the College will be suspended over the two days of the test to provide optimum conditions for our students.

May we all show character and spirit in all circumstances of life through confidence in a loving and gracious God who always walks with us.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

The Good Book

Is the ‘Good Book’ really good? The Bible sometimes receives criticism for being out-dated, unreliable, full of horrible laws and stories that condone numerous injustices. So, can the Christian Scriptures really be called the ‘Good Book’? Our College community is based on the assumption that the Bible is a good book, a book worth teaching and a book worth learning. At Pacific, we believe that the Bible is more than mere words or a religious text. It is a living word that gives meaning to our lives when we engage with it, because through it, Jesus comes to us. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. As a result, Christian Studies is a required subject across all year levels and all members of our community are involved in worship services where we hear Bible readings. Bibles are presented to Prep and Year 12 students, to mark the beginning and end of their education journey at Pacific. The St Mark’s congregation supports this ministry as well as the Gideons, who present New Testaments to our Year 7 students. The Bible is too important a book not to place in the hands, heads and hearts of our students.

This week, I read about one academic who said you couldn’t fully grasp the art, history, literature and culture of the Western World if you are not literate in the Bible. Such is the role the Bible has played in the development of our society. If we have been taught the Bible from teachers in our youth, their honest, humble lives are often a living testimony to the power of God’s love and grace evident in the written word.

There’s nothing like the written Word of God for learning about who Jesus is and growing in faith. God’s Word can be trusted and is worth learning and reading. Don’t let criticisms about the Bible faze you; you can be sure of the Bible.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Positive Relationships

This term in PERMA, we have been focusing on Positive Relationships. Professor Roy Baumeister argues that the key dimension in understanding the human mind is that it is social; it is designed to work with others. According to Professor Baumeister, almost all of human progress reflects this pattern of working together. A single mind working alone cannot get very far. All the great achievements of human culture and progress such as computers were the result of many different people learning from each other and building on the achievements of others.

Pacific teachers spend a significant amount of time developing relationships with students. This connection is developed in academic work, pastoral care, music, drama, sport and the many other co-curricular activities. The importance of positively connecting with others is reflected on with students in Chapels, Assemblies, Christian Studies and Personal Development classes.

Therefore, the role of positive relationships in helping individuals to flourish cannot be overstated. “Feeling connected to other people is a deeply embedded human need” (Baumeister and Leary, 1995). Last week, we saw a wonderful demonstration of positive relationships here at Pacific. Parents, students, teachers and support staff joined together to make OCEANfest Carnivale a great success.

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

Food for Thought

Cyber Safety – Protecting Your Children Online

Protecting your children from harm is just as important online as it is in the real world. As a parent, you can play an important role in helping children have safe and positive experiences online. The internet offers an exciting world of experiences for children and the whole family. It can be entertaining, educational and rewarding but it can also involve risks and challenges.

Children might be exposed to content that is sexually explicit, violent, prohibited or even illegal. They may also experience cyber bullying or be at risk from contact by strangers. The following link provides great advice on how parents can protect children online. Visit:

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Library News

Book Week

Congratulations to Bula 5 for winning the Book Week quiz this week. The Prep – Year 5 classes were involved in writing a progressive story, in line with this year’s Book Week theme ‘Australia: Story Country’. Students have also been examining the nominees for Book of the Year in their library classes. The winners were announced in Canberra this week and are as follows:

  • Picture Book of the Year – Flight by Armin Greder and Nadia Wheatley
  • Early Childhood Book of the Year – Mr Huff by Anna Walker
  • Younger Readers Book of the Year – Soon by Morris Gleitzman
  • Older Readers Book of the Year – Cloud Wish by Fiona Wood
Book Club

Book Club order forms were issued this week and orders are due by next Friday 2nd September.

Ms Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian 

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

OCEANfest Wrap-Up
What an amazing event OCEANfest 2016 Carnivale was! Under clear blue skies, Pacific and the wider community came together to enjoy entertainment, great food, friendship, fun and fireworks!

There were so many people who played an integral role in this event and Friends of Pacific would like to extend a sincere thank you to each one of you. In particular, we acknowledge and thank Mrs Mel Pollack (Festival Convenor) and Mrs Jenny Lee who led the Festival Committee and were the driving force behind it. Their commitment spans not only the weeks leading up to the festival, but commenced about 10 months beforehand and the ‘tidy up’ is yet to be completed.

We also thank the following committee members: Mandy Hentschel (Raffle and Live Auction); Jacqui Heinze and Leah Croke (Cent Auction); Ian Barnes and Bron Butler (Set Up and Logistics); Allyson Sarvari, Mel Dines and Kath Barry (Main Bar); Antoinette Lloyd and Janice Nankivell (Entertainment); Sanet Strong and Jodie McLachlan-Phillips (Ticketing); Tracey Hindmarsh, Deni Fowler, Teena Kent, Michelle Smith, Esta Styles, Karen Petfield, Julie Hoffman, Julie McCosker, Ann Barwick, Sue Kleinschmidt, Angela Hill and Leanne Bevis (Support Crew); Sarah Casement (SES Coordination); Shannon Russell (Lucky Dip Show Bags); Mike Healy, Mick Vidulich and grounds staff (preparation of grounds); Mandy Hentschel, Steph Scarlett, Colleen Beattie and our Year 11 Hospitality students (VIP bar); Kim Stone and Brendan Delaney (Carnivale Parade); Janine Delaney (Limelight Talent); Aleisha Tuaine and Jenna Woodforth (Live Music); Brendan West and Kaine Tippet (PA and Music); Gary Graves (Olympics); Elley Wood and the Environmental Action Group (Solar Buddy Stall) and Janine Stone (FILMfest). Thank you also to everyone else who helped on the night, we very much appreciate your support of this event.

Our sponsors are also an integral part of OCEANfest and their support is very much appreciated. Thank you to Newwave Orthodontics, our Carnivale Partner, who also sponsored the event in 2014. Thank you also to Fowler Lawyers who sponsored the spectacular fireworks display, which closed the night.

Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of our Main Raffle draw:

  1. Renay Greig
  2. Adam Mckenzie
  3. Karen and Paul Costa
  4. Shane McDougall
  5. Helen Lauritzer
  6. Julie Lowe
  7. Chris Nightingale
  8. Ridge Coetzee
  9. Belinda McCullogh
  10. A Taylor
  11. Cath Lowe
  12. Jake Berg
  13. Zoe Stockwell
  14. Will Stephenson

Bonus Prizes:

  1. Andrew Davies
  2. Sean Prosser
  3. Wilkinson family

The winners of the FILMfest and COLOURfest competitions will be announced in next week’s newsletter.

Father’s Day Stall
The Father’s Day Stall will be held next Thursday 1st September under the Year 4 building. Students in the Foundation and Junior College will visit the stall in their class groups at scheduled times throughout the morning. The stall will also remain open during morning tea so all students will have the opportunity to purchase a gift. All gifts are $5 each.

Mrs Tracey Hindmarsh, FoP Chairperson

Secondary College

Create for Space – Quberider Project

The excitement is building for our core group of IT students working on the Quberider project, as we are edging closer to the official launch date! The micro processing board has been installed and is now up and running. Students have been working through coding and running simple experiments to test the quality of the captured data.

Students are developing the code for an experiment that is designed to see if the changes outside the International Space Station (ISS) affect the inside environment or whether the inside environment is completely stable and controlled. Specifically the experiment is: “Do the changes in UV light and heat as well as effects from magnetic changes (storms) correlate to the humidity and temperature inside the ISS or is this completely stable and controlled?”

The sensors being used for the experiment include: thermometer, barometer (humidity and pressure) UV light sensor, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, real time clock and camera. Each of these sensors will be programmed to catch data at different intervals with a time stamp and write the data to a logbook, which will then be returned to us for analysis. The development and testing of this experiment needs to be completed and sent to Brisbane for further testing.

Hopefully the camera will capture some interesting shots inside the ISS. Stay tuned for further updates!

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

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

Cultural News

Student Art Exhibition

The students from Pacific Lutheran College cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of student work in Visual Art, from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Date: Friday 21st October                        

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Location: Pacific Art Gallery

The Good Food Fellas will be serving food on the night. Click here to download their menu.

Mrs Denise McMahon, Head of Visual Art

From the Head of Career Development

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

New Majors and Minors – Bachelor of Commerce
ACU’s Bachelor of Commerce provides grounding in all areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in a particular career choice. The flexibility of this course is expanding with the introduction of the following new majors and minors.

  • Events Management Major: ACU’s offering in this increasingly essential area will cover creation and delivery of events including branding, writing briefs, production and technical, media, creativity, sponsorship, marketing and promotions and more.
  • Data Analytics Minor: Big data and the analysis of data are key trends in management decision making, especially in industries such as finance, health care, consumer/marketing and IT. Data Analytics is a great fit with existing business offerings, enhancing value for potential employers.
  • Entrepreneurship Minor: Aligned with the Government’s ‘innovation agenda’, this original minor helps build vital skills for success in Australia’s small business sector. It includes entrepreneurial mindset, managing entrepreneurship and innovation, social entrepreneurship and new venture finance.
  • Indigenous Business Studies: This minor consists of four online cultural and indigenous business units available to all students with face-to-face intensive schools for indigenous students.

ACU Passion for Business
ACU’s Passion for Business (P4B) program is an early entry program designed to nurture learning passion and give students a step up in their business career. Successful applicants receive guaranteed entry (subject to meeting minimum requirements of ATAR 55/OP18 and pass Year 12 English) into the ACU Business or Commerce course of choice, an early offer from ACU, access to our business mentoring program, business seminars and workshops with industry links as well as a text book voucher up to the value of $300. Applications are now open and close on 14th September with outcome information released on 28th September. Year 12 students who are completing a business related subject are encouraged to apply. To find out more and access the online application form, visit:,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_business/passion_for_business.

CQUniversity Noosa Information Session

This event will be held on 6th September at CQUniversity Noosa (90 Goodchap Street, Noosaville) from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. CQU also offer TAFE and University qualifications. To find out more, visit: If students are unable to attend, there is the option to participate in an online discussion. The online discussions are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 11.00am to 1.00pm between 9th August and 8th September. Students can register for these discussions at:

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Meet USC: Meet USC events will be held on Thursday 8th September and Tuesday 11th October from 1.00pm to 4.30pm. At these events, students can chat to Course Advisors, tour the campus, meet with careers counsellors and find out about scholarship opportunities. Register online at:

Headstart Information Evening: This evening will be held on 8th September from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. To find out more and register, visit:

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Early applications for creative courses: The following creative industry courses have additional entry requirements. Applicants for these courses must apply online to QUT by 9th September as well as to QTAC.

  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dance Performance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Arts (including the double degree with business).

For more information on specific entry requirements, visit: (click on the relevant course and then select ‘entry requirements’).

September holiday campus tours: Want to check out the QUT campuses? Take a guided tour of the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses and hear from current QUT students about their life at university on 21st and 23rd September. For more information and tour times, visit:

Academic scholarships evening: Year 12 students and their parents are invited to attend this information evening on 22nd September at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. The evening will provide information on QUT academic scholarships, opportunities for scholarship recipients, overseas exchange, study costs and life as a university student. For more information, visit:

Griffith University Visits Pacific

Criminology and Criminal Justice Careers Evening: This event will be held on Thursday 1st September at the Andy Nimmo Auditorium (M23 at the Mt Gravatt campus) from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. During the evening students will learn about the degree programs available and their employment outcomes. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions of university and industry staff. Register to attend at:

Australian Defence Force (ADF)

Maroochydore: An Officer Information Session will be held at Defence Force Recruiting Maroochydore (35-39 Primary School Court) on Wednesday 31st August at 6.00pm. Students can register their attendance at:

Online: An Army Priority Roles Q&A will be held on Thursday 25th August from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. On the night, the Q&A will appear as a post on the ADF Facebook page and students can ask their questions in the comment section of this post. For more information on the different roles available, visit: or call 13 19 01.

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Health Link Expo 2016: Explore training pathways to successful careers in health care and support services at this expo to be held from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Wednesday 7th September at the TAFE Mooloolaba Campus.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Sport News

Pacific State Kayaking Champions 2016

Congratulations to Pacific for a narrow victory over Lourdes Hill and Palm Beach Currumbin at the Queensland Schools Marathon Kayaking Championships last weekend. It was a fantastic day and great to see the success of so many new paddlers to the sport.


Thank you to the many parents who travelled early to Lake Coomera on the Gold Coast. A special thank you to Dion Morgan for helping coach the team and to Mrs Colleen Beattie, Mrs Natalie Campbell and Mrs Rae Hall for helping out at training.

Training for the school sprints has already commenced on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Lake Kawana. Students will have the chance to win medals in four events in doubles and singles over a distance of 200m and 500m. Students can participate in TK1, TK2, K1, K2, Surf Ski or, if they are up for a challenge, the school now has C1 and C2 craft. New paddlers are more than welcome to participate in the sprint season. Please see Mr Gary Graves at training or at school for more information. Go for gold in the Olympic year!

Mr Gary Graves, Kayaking Coordinator

Pacific Running Club

For the past two terms, many students have been coming to school early on a Tuesday morning to participate in the Pacific Running Club. As a culmination of their training, 51 students, parents and staff from Pacific participated in the Sunshine Coast Marathon last Sunday 21st August. Students ran in either the 2km, 5km or 10km events and some staff and parents even completed the half or full marathon! It was a sensational day and everyone represented the College extremely well. Many goals and personal achievements were realised by a number of our club members and everyone should be proud of their performance on the day. Participants also appreciated the opportunity to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and other charities. Well done to everyone!


Mr Stuart Pohlner, Running Club Coordinator

Junior Sport

Semester 2 SCISSA Sport

SCISSA Training will be held on Monday 29th August. Please note this correction to the College calendar. The kayaking and water polo bus will leave from the shelter on Woodlands Boulevard. Parents are to ensure they have made arrangements to collect their children from the following venues at the completion of training at 4.15pm: 

  • Kayaking – Lake Kawana
  • Water polo – Kawana Aquatic Centre
  • All other sports – Pacific

Any students who have changed sports will need to return any jerseys/shirts from their previous sport selection.

Our volleyball players have welcomed a specialist volleyball coach, provided by Volleyball Queensland, to their group. The students are participating in the Spikezone program, refining their volleyball skills and gaining confidence in the lead up to the next Gala Day on Thursday 8th September.  

Prep – Year 2 Athletics Carnival – Monday 29th August

Prep to Year 2 students will be participating in their House Athletics Carnival on Monday 29th August. The carnival will commence at 9.00am and will conclude at approximately 10.30am. Students will participate in a range of different individual and team activities on the day. Over the last few weeks, students have been preparing for these events in their Physical Education lessons and are very excited about the carnival.

Please ensure students arrive on time to their classrooms on this morning. They will need to be dressed in their full sports uniform with their coloured house shirt, hat and water bottle. Sports shoes are required for all events. Hats and water bottles should be labelled with the student’s name.

We welcome all parents and families to come along and support the carnival. However, to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators, parents are asked to remain behind the roped-off areas at all times and support their children from behind these boundaries.

Junior Athletics Team – Inter-Lutheran Carnival

Congratulations to our Junior Athletics Team who performed outstandingly at the recent Inter-Lutheran Athletics Carnival, finishing in second place overall. Our team competed against other Lutheran Primary Schools from the northern edges of Brisbane through to the Sunshine Coast. It was wonderful to see the great support amongst teammates on the day.

Congratulations to Christian Schlotterbach (Year 5) and Nikita Gallagher (Year 5), who were named our champion athletes of the carnival. This was the team’s last event for this year. All students should be proud of their achievements and excited about the 2017 season. A sincere thank you to Mr Damian Davis, Mr Kurt Jones and parent helper, Ms Melanie Boyall, for their assistance on the day.  

Junior Kayaking Team

Congratulations to Pacific’s latest State Champions! Our junior kayakers contributed to the team’s overall success at the Queensland Schools Marathon Championships at Coomera last Saturday. The junior kayaking team train on Mondays and Thursdays during SCISSA times and also participate in a full day program during the Gala Days each term. Our juniors paddled in both single and double kayaks over a distance of 1.5km, bringing home bundles of medals for their efforts! This now completes the marathon kayaking season and the team will commence training for the sprint season, which culminates at the Queensland Schools Sprint Championships in October.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Acting Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Water Polo

Our senior girls water polo has continued their undefeated streak, winning their match last week 18-4. Well done to the girls for a great start to the season. They have a bye next week. 

Student Success – Girls Cricket

Congratulations to Carys Mahoney and Allegra Pollack who have been selected in the Sunshine Coast Regional Girls Cricket team to compete at the State Titles in Bundaberg at the end of October. These are the first Pacific girls to ever make the Sunshine Coast cricket team. Well done! We wish both Carys and Allegra all the best at the next level of competition.

District Athletics Carnival

Last week, approximately 90 Pacific students represented the College at the District Athletics Carnival at the University of the Sunshine Coast. It was great to see our students competing well against the other Independent Schools on the Sunshine Coast. Overall, Pacific finished in seventh place, out of the 11 competing schools.

We had some great individual performances on the day and we congratulate the following athletes who were successful in making it into the District Athletics team to compete at the Regional Trials next week: Kurtis Modlin (100m, 200m), Drew Chaplin (triple jump), Riley Boaza (shot put, discus) and James Brown (long jump).

Other special mentions go to the following students:

  • Brooklyn Graves (3rd 100m, 3rd 200m, 4th 400m, 4th discus)
  • Bethany McKenna (4th 400m, 3rd triple jump)
  • Rachael Kearney (4th high jump)
  • Cosette Winter (3rd discus, 4th javelin)
  • Aimee Sheppard (4th discus, 3rd javelin)
  • Imogen Panoho (4th discus)
  • Sam Larsen (3rd 100m, 4th 200m, 3rd long jump)
  • Kurtis Modlin (2nd 100m, 2nd 200m)
  • Cailem Leembruggen (4th 400m, 4th 1500m)
  • James Brown (4th 800m, 1st long jump)
  • Nick Lloyd (3rd 1500m)
  • John Redd (4th 1500m)
  • Drew Chaplin (1st triple jump)
  • Riley Boaza (1st shot put, 2nd discus)
  • Lucas Howell (3rd discus)
  • Matthew Weir (3rd shot put)

Well done also to the following athletes who finished in the top three places in their age group overall: Brooklyn Graves (2nd 14 years girls), James Brown (3rd 14 years boys) and Kurtis Modlin (3rd 16 years boys). This is a great effort by these athletes!

Well done to all students who competed at the carnival, it was a great two days of competition.

Friday Night Basketball

We are now well over half way through the basketball season, with pool games for most divisions being completed this week. The Junior B Girls division has semi-finals starting next week and grand finals in Week 9. We have two of our girls teams in the top 3 positions at the moment and could have two teams in the grand final! Thank you to all students who played last week and then went to help out at OCEANfest 2016 Carnivale.

Games for this Friday are as follows:





Junior A Girls




Junior B Girls (Yr 8)




Junior B Girls (Yr 7)


Cal 4

Siena Black

Junior B Boys (Yr 8)



SAAC White

Junior B Boys (Yr 7)




Int B Girls



Noosa District

Int B Boys




Senior A Girls



Meridan College

Senior C Girls (Yr 12)




Senior D Girls (Yr 11)




Senior C Boys





The touch season is coming to an end, with next week being the last round of regular season matches for all junior and intermediate boys and girls teams. Semi finals will be held the week after. The senior teams continue games for the next two weeks, before the top two teams participate in grand finals.

All senior players will be required to play games next Wednesday, after the QCS Test.





Junior Boys




Junior Girls




Int Boys




Int Girls




Snr Boys A

4.00pm and 4.45pm




Snr Boys B

4.00pm and 4.45pm

PLC (1)



Snr Girls




Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport

Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Semi-Finals and Rooball Carnival
  • Canteen Assistance
  • Equipment Return
  • Breakup and AGM 2016
  • Adermann Awards
  • Premier Coaching Holiday Camps
  • SCCSA Summer Six A Side
  • Pacific Soccer Contacts

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

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

Church News

St Mark's Lutheran Church Caloundra


OCEANfest 2016 Carnivale
Members of the St Mark’s congregation enjoyed working on the Brazilian BBQ stall at OCEANfest 2016 Carnivale on Friday evening. Here’s some pictures from the night, of members serving up a feast with Pacific staff and friends. It was good to be part of this community event.


Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

KidsFORKids Concert

KidsFORKids is an open age event where talented teenage musicians come together to show their support and raise money for other local Sunshine Coast kids who are living with a serious illness.

The first KidsFORKids will be held at: The Shed, Aussie World on Saturday 10th September.

It will be to support two Sunshine Coast teenagers, Bella Harry and Pacific Lutheran College student, Declan Walker. Both Bella and Declan are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

Tickets for the event are $30 each, with every dollar going to help Bella and Declan. Tickets include entry into Aussie World with exclusive use for KidsFORKids from 5.00pm. Local teenage musicians will be performing in the theme park prior to the main concert commencing at 6.30pm. The concert will include three great local teenage bands Flooke, Doolie and hoo8hoo.

Tickets are available at Aussie World and via:

Click here to download the event flyer.

Salvation Army – Couch Project

The Couch Project aims to raise money for and awareness of youth homelessness in Australia. Census data reveals there are more than 44,000 homeless young people (aged under 25) in Australia on any given night. However only 6% of them are sleeping rough on the streets. The single most dominant form of youth homelessness is Couch Surfing and we must address the unique dangers this presents. 

Roaring Twenties

Dates and Times: Friday 26th August at 7.00pm and Saturday 27th August at 2.30pm

Ticket Prices: $35 Entry

Venue: The J, Noosa

Event Information: Book now for the dazzling 'Roaring Twenties' featuring Noosa Chorale and The Australian Jazz Ensemble led by Australian legend Bob Barnard on trumpet and Melbourne chanteuse, Juliarna Clark, who returns to repeat her rapturous success of last year. It’s time to 'Charleston' and relive happy memories as the Chorale sings Broadway classics by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

Adrian King is Conductor and Janet Brewer is Pianist plus something completely different, Bob Chilcott’s surprising and highly original 'Little Jazz Mass'. The 'Roaring Twenties' is the bee’s knees, the ant’s pants, and the cat’s pyjamas. It’s 'Blue Skies' and 'Anything Goes' when you’re 'Steppin’ Out' at The J for jazz.

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

22-25 Book Week
25 SCISSA Trial Game 6 - PLC Bye
25-26 Year 4 Camp - Alexandra Headlands
29 Prep - Year 2 House Athletics Carnival
30-31 QCS Test
2 Celebrating Dads' Breakfast
8 SCISSA Primary Gala Day 3
15 Year 4-6 Foundation Cup
16 K-12 Chapel
  Term 3 Concludes
17-23 Senior Bike and Climbing Expedition