Compass No 432 - September 2016

From the Principal

We Belong

How much do you exude belongingness? A simple mind exercise is to picture yourself sitting with the variety of people whom you will interact with over the coming day or week. How easy is it to say in a generous way, “we belong”? Exuding belongingness means that we provide a welcoming space for people just as they are. We belong because we are here together. We may not think the same way or like the same things but because of our mutual humanity, we belong. We offer hospitality through providing a safe place of connection. One of the key roles we have in life, in our families, in our places of learning and work and in the broader community is to be generous in our belongingness.

Having a mindset of belongingness opens doors for effective communication, strong connections and deep growth. Being in a safe place means that people can respond positively to higher expectations. Even when people hurt us, God calls us to reach out and ‘love our enemies’ instead of seeking revenge. We are not pulled into the jungle of negative emotion but stay firmly in the space of respectful connection, recognising our own ‘wartiness’. Seeing ourselves as living in relationship with a loving gracious God at the foot of the cross, means there is plenty of space for belonging around us.

Principal's Log

As a community we congratulate our Director of Staff, Mrs Tanya Crooks, on her appointment as Principal of Redeemer Lutheran College Brisbane, from the start of next year. This appointment reflects Mrs Crooks breadth of experience and passion for growing young people within a Christian community in a rich and dynamic way. We will formally acknowledge Mrs Crooks’ contribution towards the end of the year and our thoughts and prayers are with her as she makes this transition. As a community, we can also celebrate that the people and rich learning culture of Pacific has supported the growth of our fourth Principal. The process of appointing our next Director of Staff has commenced this week.

Our Year 12 students were very focused in their approach to the QCS Test this week. Their good-natured support of each other was evident over the two days. We thank Ms Sue Arahill for the leadership of the QCS days and training, and Miss Kim Stone, Mrs Rae Hall and Miss Rebecca Ross for their preparation of the students over the course of this year.

In an exciting change for next year we are going to be providing an increased range of subject offerings for Year 9 students from 2017. The choice of electives will enable students to go into more depth as they pursue areas of interest and strength for a semester or a year. The new offerings include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 1 (STEM 1 and STEM 2), Philosophy and Reasoning, Manufacturing Studies, Dance, Business Economics and Media Studies. I encourage families to gain a fuller appreciation of the richness of the course offerings by accessing the Year 9 subject selection booklet on our website via the following link:

Families will receive their individual student reports for NAPLAN over the coming week. Once again, there were individual students and cohorts that performed extremely well. At this time there are changes to results being made as schools discover errors of process. The results of two of our students at Year 3 and Year 5 have been corrected and this will change means for these cohorts across two dimensions of the test. We have been advised that changes to the cohort data will be made available in October and we will make broader comment about Year 3 and 5 cohorts once the corrected data is available. All cohorts performed well on reading and numeracy, with the Year 7 group performing well above national means in all areas and the Year 9 group at or above national means for all areas. With the release of data in July, teachers have been analysing it on an individual and cohort basis and implementing strategies to improve student learning. As a College we continue to have a focus on further improving spelling and writing skills.

We thank God for the many people within our community who have rich hearts filled with belongingness that provide safe and rich places for people to grow. We thank God for His unconditional love for us and pray that this might enrich our hearts to be generous in our connections.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Flourishing Schools

“When schools flourish, everything flourishes” – Martin Luther

Schools are places for students to flourish. They are places where children and teenagers can experience life in its fullness and develop and mature as young human beings. They are places for students and staff to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. For a student to truly flourish they need all of these factors. Like a growing plant, water is good for growth but they also need the right amount of sun and shade, the necessary nutrients for the soil type they are in and the right fertilisers to really take off. Pacific’s core business is education but if students are not also growing emotionally and spiritually their growth is stunted. As a Christian College we want everyone to experience Jesus who has come into the world so that we might have life in all its fullness (John 10:10).

If students can capture a sense of learning for their whole life’s journey and get a taste of their God-given strengths and abilities and how they can use them to help and serve others, then our College has achieved something truly remarkable, which will bless the world for years to come.

We all want our College and all schools to flourish, to keep on growing, to provide beautiful new facilities, great teachers, great teaching and deep learning from students. As parents we want our children to flourish, to be motivated to go to school, to study and to work industriously. When this happens we know that we are at our ‘sweet spot’, growing and happy with life and learning. However, did you notice that in his quote Martin Luther says, “When schools flourish”. The reality of life is that schools do not always flourish, students do not always flourish, parents and families do not always flourish and life does not always flourish. Students do not always want to come to school, parents are not always happy with their child’s learning and teachers are sometimes faced with challenges and constraints. We do not always do the best we can; hurts occur within relationships; mistakes are made by all of us. But when we acknowledge this, deep learning, wisdom and growth can take place in our lives.

At the centre of our College are people in relationship with others, who are learning and who are guided by Christ. When we acknowledge that our lives do not always flourish and that our failures and mistakes are made in Christ, God can show us His forgiveness and blessing. In Christ, we hope that students, staff and families will flourish. We can indeed pray these words of Martin Luther, that God will enable our College and all schools to flourish, so that our community and our whole world will also flourish. 

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Senior Students

Senior College Learning

Over the remaining weeks of the school term, Senior College students will be finalising their assessment and receiving feedback on their learning. This provides the opportunity for students to reflect and consolidate their learning as they enter the final phase of their schooling. During this time, classes will also commence new academic learning for final course work.  

If senior students are taking an early holiday break, they are required to take responsibility for any missed learning. Taking an early holiday will be particularly detrimental to Year 12 students as they work towards completing their learning in Term 4. Students are encouraged to stay focused, be in attendance and have a restful break when the school holidays begin at the end of Week 10. 

Year 12: QCS and Events

This week on Tuesday and Wednesday, Year 12 students completed the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Pastor Tim Jarick held a devotion on the Tuesday morning and, in tradition, the Year 12 students sang ‘Wade in the Water’ prior to commencing the test. 

Year 12 students will receive invitations to the graduation and formal events over the coming week. Please read the letter enclosed with the invitations, which provides details about the events including timelines for RSVP cut-offs. 

Please feel free to contact the Middle/Senior College Administration office if there are any enquiries about upcoming events. Thank you for your ongoing support as we embark on the final school term of the educational journey of Year 12 students.

‘2gather 2gether’ (Year 12 and Year 2)

In Week 10 of this term, the Year 2 and Year 12 students are invited to bring along their lunch (as normal) for a gathering to connect before the holidays. More information will be communicated to Year 12 students next week. It has been really positive to observe the connections made between Year 2 and Year 12 students this year. 

Year 12, 2017: Leadership Day

All Year 11 students (Year 12, 2017) will attend a leadership day at the end of Week 1, Term 4. Please note this amendment to the date on the College calendar: it will be held on Friday 7th October at Lake Kawana Community Centre. Students will receive a letter about this event next week.

Lutheran Youth of Queensland (LYQ) Leadership Trainer, Juliette Warne, LYQ facilitators and Pacific Lutheran College staff will lead students throughout the day.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about teamwork, overcoming adversity, effective communication skills, role modelling, leadership qualities, emotional trust and validation as well as reflecting on personal and team leadership. The day will also provide opportunities for the cohort to grow connections as they continue their senior journey into their final school year. Students will engage in reflective conversation and participate in physical activities, as they learn and think about their own capacity to lead and work with others in their own unique way.

This week, Year 11 students also started to design their senior jersey. So far, it has been positive to observe students lead and engage in conversations about this design process. Students will receive a letter next week and will be invited to try on sizes for their order. Orders and payment are due by Friday 14th October at the Middle/Senior College Administration.

Miss Kim Stone, Head of Senior Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Year 4 Camp

Last week I had the pleasure of joining students and their teachers at the Year 4 Outdoor Education camp in Alexandra Headland.

The Outdoor Education program at the College is a well-planned, sequential program extending from Years 3-12. It provides all students the opportunity to develop a variety of interpersonal, leadership and problem solving skills in a challenging, exciting and carefully controlled outdoor setting. Research suggests that such experiences can be the most significant, memorable and defining events experienced by children during their school years. Thank you to our Head of Outdoor Education and Personal Development, Dr Peter McMahon, for coordinating and planning such an excellent program.

Under clear blue skies, the Year 4 students and their teachers left the College on Thursday morning and returned excited, if not a little tired, on Friday afternoon. Whilst at Alex Park, students completed a variety of activities aimed at developing cooperation, teamwork and confidence including raft building and initiative games. All students participated enthusiastically in the activities.  We thank Year 4 teachers, Mr Damian Davis, Mr Steven Healy and Mr Scott Massie, Head of Learning Enrichment P-5 Mrs Anthea Brighton, LEC Aide Mrs Jenny Hoffman and Outdoor Education Aides Madi, Elisha and Josh for their care and support of our students. Their leadership, professionalism, humour and enthusiasm made the camp a very successful, worthwhile and enjoyable experience for all students.   

P-2 Athletics Carnival

Thank you to the many parents and family members who attended the P-2 Athletics Carnival on Monday. Children participated enthusiastically in all events and cheered loudly for their houses. We especially thank Mrs Natalie Campbell for coordinating the event, HPE staff and our grounds staff who assisted in setting up the event. Thank you also to the P-2 classroom teachers for supervising and encouraging their students during the carnival.

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

Student Awards

Stars of the Week

This Week Monday 29th August 

Year 3:  Nicholas Cooper, Emily Holliday, Toby Creamer and Angus Friend. 

Year 4:  Sarah Timperley, Cooper Whatham, Luke Harrys and Jessica Lloyd.

Year 5:  Mona Finney, Lachlan Whincop and Keira Hickey.

Other Awards

Mathletics Gold:  Luke Harrys, Jada Baker, Zara Grant and Sophie Bloomer.

Drama Performance:  Nikita Gallagher, Rani Monro, Hobie Barry, Tamara Zolotar and Mya Boyall.

Important Notices

Lost Property

Many valuable items have been handed in as lost property including watches, jewellery, technology equipment and sunglasses (see picture). An Invisalign retainer has also been handed in. If any of these items belong to you, please arrange to collect from the Main Administration office. 

Food for Thought

Help Your Children Succeed

You can make a difference in your child’s life by training their brain to successfully function on social, emotional and academic levels. Here are some ways how:

  • Limit technology and instead re-connect with your kids emotionally.
  • Don’t be afraid to set the limits. Kids need limits to grow happy and healthy.
  • Teach your child to do monotonous work from early years, as it is the foundation for future ‘workability’.
  • Teach social skills.

Learn more at:

Ms Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

OCEANfest Wrap-Up

OCEANfest 2016 Carnivale proved to be another hugely successful event for Pacific with our raffle and auctions making over $17,500 profit alone. We thank all families who sold raffle tickets and acknowledge those families and businesses who donated prizes. Your contributions were greatly appreciated.

It takes an extended period of time for final figures to be confirmed as we are still allocating invoices for other areas of the festival. As such, the total profit will be released at a later stage. Regardless, all funds raised will be gifted back to the College for the benefit of everyone.

We are extremely proud of the strong community event OCEANfest has become. Not only does it achieve the primary focus of being a wonderful event for the College, it also draws on the wider Sunshine Coast community and showcases Pacific and all it has to offer.

Many of the amazing stalls were organised and run by our wonderful year level Parent Representatives, who collaborated with others to bring these stalls to fruition. We extend a huge thank you to the following Parent Representatives.

  • Kindy/ELC and Prep – Cakes: Melissa Austin, Sheryn Baker, Bronwyn Jarrett and Ms Julie McCosker.
  • Year 1 – Cupcakes and Milkshakes: Sara Dent and Kristy Hall.
  • Year 2 – Sweets and Fairy Floss: Ainslee Holman, Alison Bradford, Julianne Gigney and Karen Petfield.
  • Year 3 – Glow Sticks/Novelties: Sarah Casement, Louise Creamer and Kirsty Ricotta.
  • Year 4 – Rides and Tickets: Karen Petfield, Michelle Smith and Angela Turney.
  • Year 5 – Strawberries: Chontelle Hoger, Monica Naples and Angela Turney.
  • Year 6 – Cent Auction: Jacqui Heinz.
  • Footy Toss and Chocolate Toss: Julie Hoffman.

Live Auction Winners

  1. Relax Package: 2 nights accommodation at Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra in an executive family room Sponsored by: Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra
    WON by: Rhana Holt
  2. Fitness Package: 12 month gym membership at Anytime Fitness Currimundi, 1 x Nutribullet Pro Superfood Nutrition Extractor
    Sponsored by: Anytime Fitness Currimundi and The Good Guys Kawana
    WON by: Christian Ulloa
  3. Photography Package: Photography shoot provided by OnQ photography
    Sponsored by: OnQ Photography
    WON by: Melissa Pollack
  4. Dad’s Package: 2 x ARB camping chairs, 1 x $150 Ultra Tune Currimundi Service Voucher, Audi Hat and Audi Mug
    Sponsored by: ARB Toowoomba, Ultra Tune Currimundi and Audi Centre Currimundi
    WON by: Jenny Angel
  5. Mum’s Package: 1 x $250 Shine Beauty voucher, 1 x $50 SheVita voucher, 1 x Rejuvenation Massage Therapy pack and Chemist Warehouse accessories
    Sponsored by: Shine Beauty Caloundra, SheVita Women’s Clothing, Rejuvenation Massage Therapy and Chemist Warehouse Caloundra
    WON by: Susan Maclean
  6. Party Package: 1 x Summer Inflatable Pool Party for up to 30 guests and 1 x birthday celebration cake
    Sponsored by: Kawana Aquatic Centre and Lickable Cakes
    WON by: Fiona Holmes
  7. Sunshine Coast Entertainment Package: 1 x Z-Flex Jimmy Plummer skateboard, 1 x $50 Amazen voucher, 1 x 10 pass super pass to the Rollerdrome Caloundra, 2 x cinema tickets, 2 x 2 for 1 Big Boing vouchers including socks, 2 x 1 hour Thrill Hill waterslide passes, 1 x Family 4 Pass to Aussie World
    Sponsored by: Scooter & Skate Warehouse, Amazen Caloundra, Rollerdrome Caloundra, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, The Big Boing, Thrill Hill Waterslides and Aussie World
    WON by: Bronwyn Pickering
  8. Drive My Car Package: Pacific Lutheran College car parking space, 1 x Audi baby racer and Pacific Lutheran College $50 uniform shop voucher
    Sponsored by: Pacific Lutheran College and Audi Centre Currimundi
    WON by: Kelly Taylor
  9. Get Fit and Have Coffee Package: Anytime Fitness Currimundi 2 x 8 week Bootcamp Packages and 1 x Zarraffa’s coffee pack
    Sponsored by: Anytime Fitness Currimundi and Zarraffa’s Currimundi
    WON by: Drew Styles
  10. Get Away Package: 1 nights accommodation in a deluxe king room with breakfast at Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel
    Sponsored by: Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel
    WON by: Keira Salton
  11. Find Your Fitness Package: 1 x 12 month gym membership at EzyFit Health & Fitness Club and 1 x personally signed Michelle Bridges book ‘Make It Happen’
    Sponsored by: EzyFit Health & Fitness Club
    WON by: N McVean
  12. Just for Kids Package: 1 month free membership and free uniform at Infinity Martial Arts, 1 x 10 week term voucher for children/adults at Dance Energy, 1 x 10 week term voucher for petite performers (3-5 years) at Dance Energy, 2 x cinema tickets and 1 x 4 family pass to Aussie World
    Sponsored by: Infinity Martial Arts, Dance Energy Studios Caloundra, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra and Aussie World
    WON by: Trina Bradshaw

FILMfest and COLOURfest Competitions

The winners of FILMfest and COLOURfest competitions will be announced at next week’s assembly.

Mrs Tracey Hindmarsh, FoP Chairperson

Secondary College

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

Extra-Curricular News

Chess Tournament

On Tuesday 23rd August, 16 of our students travelled to Lake Kawana Community Centre to compete in the Sunshine Coast Interschool Teams Chess Tournament. Our students comprised four teams, spanning Years 4-9. Having won the Perennial Shield last year, our young Chess players could no longer compete in the novice section and faced some tough competition in the Primary Open section. Our older players were placed in the Senior Open section, against the tournament’s strongest players.

In spite of the stiff competition, our players managed to win a couple of matches out of the seven they played in the tournament. Three of our students also achieved Merit ribbons for winning most of their matches. For several students, this was their first outing and you could see their confidence and enthusiasm grow as the tournament progressed. Showing the good sportsmanship and positive spirit that we foster at Pacific, our students were true ambassadors for the College.

The students who participated were: Rhys Veizer, Ryan Salvesen, Hanna Meager, Georgia Fergusson, Hobie Barry, Ethan Benson, Will Butler, Christian Schlotterbach, Shaylen Stone, Jackson Laverick, Nathan Heinz, Christopher Roth, Jacob Cross-Pitcher, Jye Gallagher, Laslo Martin and Charles Nightingale. Congratulations to all!

Mr Norm Stone, Chess Coordinator

Cultural News

Mulan – Meet the Cast

This week, we hear from Olivia Gartrell, who has been cast as Mulan in the upcoming production.

Characters name: Mulan
Favourite line: “Wow, even your mole has a mole!”
Favourite part of rehearsals: The kind, enthusiastic, encouraging atmosphere and community feeling throughout the whole production.

Mrs Laura Bonner and Miss Anita Morton

Upcoming Student Concert

Mr Adrian King’s vocal and piano students and Mr Oakley’s Brass pupils will hold a concert on Wednesday 14th September (Week 10), commencing at 3.30pm. The performances will take place in MC2 and MC3 (the senior and junior school music rooms).

Our vocalists and brass players have worked hard in their quest for performance excellence and we extend an invitation to our community, including staff, family and friends, to come and enjoy their music making.

Finally, we remind families of the Instrumental Program’s terms of enrolment, as follows.

  1. Students are required to commit to the program for a minimum of one (1) Semester.
  2. Students need to bring all necessary equipment to lessons.
  3. Students will maintain their instruments in playing condition.
  4. Students will practise at regular intervals to maximise their learning experience.
  5. Students will be invited to join College bands and ensembles on reaching an appropriate standard.
  6. All students in an ensemble will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances at which they have been requested to play.
  7. Invoices for required number of lessons, will be issued at the end of Term 1 and the commencement of each term thereafter.
  8. On receipt of Invoice, full payment is required within two (2) weeks.
  9. Students/parents must notify the teacher 24 hours prior to any planned absences so an alternative lesson time can be arranged, the date and time to be determined by the teacher concerned. However, if a student falls ill on their lesson day the office should be notified and a message left for their tutor by 8.30am. No credits or catch up lessons will be given for lessons missed without prior notification to the teacher.
  10. To withdraw from the program, one (1) month’s notice prior to the end of the school semester should be given in writing.

Mr Adrian King, Head of Instrumental Music

From the Head of Career Development

Apprenticeships: How to find an employer

There are two broad types of employers for apprenticeships – an individual employer or a group-training organisation (GTO). GTO’s pay your wages and organise your formal training but place you with host employers for your on-the-job training. The following are strategies you can use to find an employer.

Health Link Expo 2016

TAFE Queensland East Coast will be hosting a Health Link Expo, to provide members of the public with information about linking with the right training pathways to maximise employment and career opportunities in both the healthcare sector as well as health support services, administration, IT and food service.

The Health Link Expo is on next Wednesday 7th September from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at TAFE East Coast’s Mooloolaba Campus in E Block.

Interested in Studying Architecture?

As part of the Brisbane Open House program, the Australian Institute of Architects is opening its doors to high school students (14 – 18 years) who would like to be ‘An Architect for a Day’. This free event will be held from 10.00am to 12 noon on Saturday 8th October at the Queensland Chapter Auditorium (70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane). There will be representatives from UQ, QUT, Bond and Griffith and the participating students will learn from registered architects, academics and graduates to gain a full understanding of architecture. Advance registrations are required, email: For information about becoming an architect, visit:

Game On: 48-Hour Game Making Challenge

Students interested in game making might want to observe or participate in this event. During this challenge, teams must develop a playable game within 48-hours, responding to keywords that are announced on the day. The challenge will be held from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October at the Block and the Glasshouse in QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove. For more information, visit:

Jazz Music Institute (JMI) Open Day

JMI will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th September from 11.00am to 2.00pm. There’ll be jam sessions, a BBQ, a video room with live jazz footage and current staff and students available to ask any question about JMI’s courses. The Institute is located at Bowen Hills, Brisbane and offers the following courses:

  • B Music in Jazz Performance
  • D of Music (Jazz Performance)
  • Certificates III and IV in Music (for high school students).

Register your interest in attending by e-mailing For more information about the Institute and its courses, visit the JMI website at

USA and UK Study Expo 2016

This event will be held from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday 10th September at Rydges South Bank, Brisbane. On the day, students will have the opportunity to hear from alumni who have attended the worlds top universities and learn about the application processes, campus life, extracurricular activities and future pathways. There is a $5 charge to attend and registrations close on Friday 9th September. Book a place at:

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

P-2 Athletics Carnival

On Monday morning, our excited Prep to Year 2 students woke to beautiful weather for their House Athletics Carnival. The students participated in a range of different team and individual events, having spent weeks preparing in their Physical Education lessons.

It was wonderful to see the students participating with enthusiasm and good humour, which is the essence of a carnival for this age group. For many students this was their first time at a carnival. As such, they are also learning the processes of participating in these carnivals, including: marshalling, listening to the event coordinator, moving between events, being part of a team and resilience to participate in each event.


Congratulations to our Champion House for the 2016 P-2 Athletics Carnival: MUMBA!

SCISSA Training and Gala Day

Our last Monday training session for the term will be this coming Monday 5th September.

Our third SCISSA Gala Day will be held next Thursday 8th September.

The SCISSA Gala day competition involves seven SCISSA schools participating in short round robin fixtures at a range of locations here on the Sunshine Coast. Pacific students will need to arrive at school by 8.10am on Thursday 8th September and make their way to the front oval (between the gymnasium and the front car park) for roll call. It is important that all students arrive on time as some teams need to travel to Noosa and will need to leave on time to make their first games. All teams, with the exception of Dance, will be travelling. 

The venues for sports this term are as follows:



Basketball - Girls

Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Stringybark Road, Buderim

Volleyball – Girls

Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street, Caloundra

Soccer – Girls

Maroochydore Soccer Club, Maroochydore Road, Kuluin

Touch – Boys

Noosa Touch Association, Shields Street, Tewantin

Volleyball – Boys

Nambour Christian College, McKenzie Road, Woombye

AFL – Boys

Fisherman’s Road Sporting Complex, Maroochydore

Water Polo/Flippa Ball

Nambour Aquatic Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour


Commencing at Lake Kawana


Pacific Lutheran College

Parents are welcome to attend and support their child during the day. Games are scheduled to finish by 2.15pm and all students will be back at the College by 3.00pm for normal afternoon dismissal. A letter with further information will be distributed on Monday.

St George Rookies2Reds

During Term 4, Queensland Rugby Union’s St George Rookies2Reds program will be coming to Pacific. Online registration for Rookies2Reds is now open for all students aged 5-11 years. The registration fee is $60 and all participants receive a Rookie2Reds pack. The program will run on Thursday afternoons from 6th October to 3rd November from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Pacific. Click here to download the information flyer.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Acting Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

Student Sporting Success

Congratulations to Year 10 student Kaylee McKeown who has won gold at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Maui! Kaylee finished with a time of 2:10.01, ahead of US star and meet record holder Lucie Nordman and fellow Australian Minna Atherton.

Well done to Kaylee on this amazing achievement!

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Sport


Kayaking training continues on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Lake Kawana. Students are training for the School Sprint Championships on 23rd October. At the championships, students will compete in doubles and singles in the Olympic K1/2 class or in the beginners TK2 class

We are also seeking a few paddlers to represent the school in the C1/C2. Students are asked to see Mr Gary Graves if they are interested.

Recently, the College had a new kayaking trailer made through Best Trailers and Campers. We would like to thank Steve and his team for manufacturing and delivering a trailer that will service the Kayaking team for many years to come. Click here to find out more about Best Trailers and Campers services.


Mr Gary Graves, Kayaking Coordinator

Club Sport

Pacific Soccer
  • Preliminary Finals - 27th August
  • Grand Finals - 3rd September
  • Equipment Return
  • Breakup and AGM 2016
  • Feedback
  • Adermann Awards
  • Premier Coaching Holiday Camps
  • SCCSA Summer Six A Side
  • Refereeing in 2017
  • 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


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.

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

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
3 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
4 Term 4 Commences
5 Year 11 Leadership Day
5-7 Year 5 Camp - Bornhoffen
9-14 Year 6 Canberra Tour