Compass No 477 - November 2017

From the Principal

Can Do, Will Do

As we move towards the end of the year, it is important that we continue to give our best and challenge ourselves to grow just that little bit more each day. Every day provides us with the opportunity to take a small step forward that will improve some area of our life. As we reflect on different aspects of our learning, relationships, wellbeing or even leisure activities, we can reflect on what small step we can take to make things that bit better. Identifying what we can do moves us to focus on our area of influence and gives energy as we take a proactive approach to making a difference. Going beyond the ‘can do’, to the ‘will do’ means we make a commitment to ourselves and we gain further energy as we see ourselves in action.  

Having a purpose to the ‘will do, can do’ beyond ourselves provides ongoing momentum. Usually positive proactive action has an impact beyond ourselves and can spread a contagion of possibility. Growing a habit of identifying the ‘can do’ and then following through with the ‘will do’ after both success and failure nurtures a hope-filled life. Looking to God for guidance in those steps and then trusting He walks with us, refreshes and strengthens us from within.

Principal's Log

Talented performances, creative direction and brilliant costumes, set design and makeup enabled the powerful story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to be told in an entertaining and meaningful way. We journeyed with the children as they encountered the world of Narnia, followed the leadership of Aslan and overcame the powers of the White Witch. We congratulate all of the cast for their talented performances and thank the junior and senior students who formed a highly effective and supportive backstage crew.  We thank Co-Directors Miss Ceilidh Peers and past student Miss Rachel Kearney, Producer Miss Anita Morton, Costumes and Props Coordinator Mrs Tracey Hickey, Set Coordinator Mr Damien Nolan and Backstage Manager Mr Steven Healy and all of the students, staff, parents and past students who enabled a very professional and entertaining production to unfold.  


Students have enjoyed increased opportunity to be part of the surfing program at the College with the newly formed Boardriders Club and the learn to surf program conducted in the mornings before school. Students from Talara, Our Lady of the Rosary, Good Shepherd and Buddina also greatly enjoyed the opportunity to compete with the Pacific students in the annual Pacific Pulse Surf Contest last week. Staff, students, parents and members of the broader community have been effusive in their praise of coordinators Mr Darren Hooper and Mr Damian Davis for each of the programs and in the running of the surf contest. We thank them for the time and expertise they are giving to provide this expanded opportunity for students of the College.

Congratulations to students who performed very well in the ICAS and Australian Mathematics Competitions. A particular mention to Toby Creamer, Marco Huen, Harry Collishaw and Joseph Higginson who each achieved a High Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition, placing them in the top 2% of participants in their year level across Australia.

As a College community we enjoyed the opportunity to join with local Catholic Caloundra priests Father Smith and Father Chukwudi, Unity staff and students and members of our local St Mark’s congregation to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a special Prep – Year 12 service held on Tuesday. Staff from both Colleges then enjoyed having the opportunity to walk our labyrinth in the afternoon. We thank Pastor Tim Jarick for his coordination of this event, which continued the spirit of recognising our common faith that has unfolded as this historic day has been commemorated around the world.

We pray for peace and reconciliation around the world and that each of us can take up the opportunity for renewal that each new day brings.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Reformation Day

Tuesday 31st October was a very significant day for our College community. Not because it was Halloween, but because it was exactly 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg Germany. Martin Luther was a German Roman Catholic monk and university teacher who created a furore in the church in 1517 that led to a period of time called the Reformation. The Reformation was a turning point in European history and western civilization. 

The Reformation was unique, not because Luther challenged the church’s power or used the newest technology of the time (a printing press) to distribute his message, but because he rediscovered from the Bible that God is not punishing and vengeful, rather He is loving and gracious. Luther woke up to the fact that he did not have to perform certain acts to get into God’s good books or heaven. Instead, he reminded the world that we are ‘repaired’ with God through grace alone, faith alone and in Christ alone. Martin Luther was the original Protestant and the Lutheran Church became the first Protestant Church in the world. Luther’s reformation ideas lead to great upheaval in Europe. Wars were fought and thousands of people died. But through all this the Christian Church was reformed, both Catholic and Protestant denominations changed their teaching and practice and a renewed interest in the Bible occurred.

Our commemoration of Reformation Day this week was ecumenical. Staff and students from Unity College were involved in the chapel service, as well as local Catholic priests, the Unity College chaplain and members of the St Mark’s Lutheran Church congregation. The service focused on a document produced by the Lutheran World Federation and the Vatican called ‘From Conflict to Communion’. Sections of the document were read out, which emphasised unity between Lutherans and Catholics. This was the first time in 500 years that world leaders of our churches have encouraged us to celebrate Reformation Day together as Catholic and Protestant denominations. Our service was a great demonstration of the common faith we have as Christians.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Year 6 Canberra Tour

Year 6 students recently spoke at assembly, sharing their experiences from the Canberra Tour earlier this term. Following is what Eamon Mahoney, Tamara Zoltar and Elyse McFadyen shared:

“On Thursday 12th October, the Year 6 group visited the Australian War Memorial. The first place we went to was the museum. The first exhibit we explored was the air force section where we learnt about a WWII Lancaster bomber called George. George was one of the only planes to survive relentless missions. Lancaster bombers were only made to withstand 30 flights, however George withstood 80! We also learnt about three miniature submarines that snuck into the Sydney harbour. We then viewed two movies and toured the VC Hall, which contained 61 VC medals awarded to Australian soldiers. Next we visited a very special place, the ANZAC courtyard, which includes the Roll of Honour of 102,000 Australian soldiers that have died fighting for Australia and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For me, both places were extremely emotional. We were also very privileged to attend the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele service. After visiting so many amazing places in Canberra, the Australian War Memorial was the most impressive. Thank you to Dr McMahon, our teachers and the College for organising this wonderful trip for us. I will never forget it!” – Eamon Mahoney

“My favourite part of Canberra was the Australia Institute of Sport (AIS). On Wednesday, we spent an afternoon playing sports with the AIS staff. We learnt how to play new sports from different countries and my favourite sport was dodgeball. On Thursday, we had a tour of the AIS. First of all, my group went to the swimming pool. Did you know that it is the best in the Southern Hemisphere? It can be turned into a 25m pool or a 50m pool. Next, we went to the gym where we were lucky to see para-athletes train. They were so inspirational. Then we went to the volleyball courts. We learnt that you have to be 6 foot 8 (2m and 32cm) to be a part of the volleyball team. We also saw the gymnastics room. Gymnasts have to train the longest out of any athletes, up to 8 hours a day. The last stop on our tour was the stadium, where people can come and watch the athletes perform. After our tour, we had free time to participate in all sorts of fun activities.” – Tamara Zolotar

“From 8th – 13th October, Year 6 went to Canberra and stayed at the Australian Institute of Sport. In Canberra, we saw and did so many amazing things, such as visit Questacon. Questacon is the National Science and Technology Centre. There were many wonderful exhibits and activities such as the free fall, which is a vertical slide where you hung onto a bar and then dropped onto the slide. My favourite exhibit was the caged thunder. I thought this was cool because it showed how lightning formed and it looked and sounded so awesome.” – Elyse McFadyen

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Before and After School Activities

This term, a number of before and after school activities are being held. On Tuesday afternoons, more than 30 students are participating in the Rookies2Reds rugby program and 18 students are engaging in the Chess Mates program. On Monday morning this week, surfing lessons commenced with more than 20 students beginning their day in the ocean. As the opportunities available to students continue to expand, the wholeness and variety of a Pacific education is progressively enhanced. A special thank you to those staff who organised and/or are leading these events.

Year 3 Camp

Last Thursday and Friday, I had the pleasure of joining Year 3 students on their first outdoor education camp at Luther Heights in Coolum. Students and teachers left the College on Thursday morning and returned excited, if not a little tired, on Friday afternoon. Whilst at Luther Heights they completed a variety of activities including low ropes, mini flying fox and a treasure hunt, all of which were aimed at developing cooperation, teamwork and confidence. The students’ behaviour was impeccable and they participated enthusiastically in all activities. Thank you to the Year 3 class teachers Mrs Tanya Graves, Mr Joe Doran and Mrs Lu Pollard and outdoor education aides Madi Bell, Josh Grimley, Susan Kerr and Andrea Prinsloo.

Junior College Chess

Next week, the Pacific Junior College Chess Tournament will commence. Nearly 40 students across Years 3-5 have nominated to participate in this year’s event. The tournament will be held during lunchtimes and games will be played in a round robin style until deserving winners of the two divisions are chosen. We wish all participants the best of luck.

Prep Orientation Night

Thank you to those new and returning parents who attended the Prep Orientation Night on Wednesday. Starting school is always an exciting and somewhat challenging time for both parents and students. We hope the information and advice provided at the presentation will assist with a smooth transition.

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

Food for Thought

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, resilient people find a way to move forward. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Learn more at:

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Important Notices

Supervision of Students Before and After School

A friendly reminder, as we near the end of the school year, that students should only be in attendance at the College from 8.00am each morning, as this is when formal staff supervision commences. Only Prep to Year 6 students involved in the before school care program or those participating in scheduled College activities are able to be at school prior to this time.

In the afternoon, staff supervise the P-2 car park and Meridan Plains car park until 3.30pm. The Year 3-12 car park and the Woodlands Boulevard bus stop are supervised until 3.40pm. Students being collected by parents are required to wait at the relevant car park area so they are under the supervision of a staff member. Students not collected by these times will be taken to the main administration office where staff will contact parents. Students will be required to wait in this area until collected.

Students who wish to use the library for quiet study after school may attend until 4.00pm. They should be promptly collected by parents or make their own way home at this time as there is no further supervision after 4.00pm. Students not picked up by this time will be taken to the main administration office where staff will contact parents. They will be required to wait in this area until collected.

Any activities organised by the College before and after school will be supervised by staff as normal and parents are asked to drop off or collect their students at the appropriate times, advised by the supervising staff.

We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us to keep your children safe.

Ms Marg Gunn, Director of Staff

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

AGM Date Claimer

Our AGM is set for Tuesday 21st November at 7.00pm in the College library. We also have a special guest speaker, Mrs Sue Zweck, who will join us to present her journey through the Camino de Santiago. We warmly welcome all parents and staff of the College to attend!

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Library News

International Games Week

We are having great (and noisy!) fun in the library during lunchtimes this week as we celebrate the joys of playing table top games. Some will be making appearances on a regular basis as they have proved to be so popular! With Christmas coming up, it might time to have another look at some games that the whole family can play. We’d be happy to share the names of our ‘greatest hits’.

End of Year Preparations

As we are halfway through the term, we are already getting organised for the usual end of year hustle and bustle in the library. The normal library circulation and class routines will finish at the end of Week 7. We encourage you to assist your students with a prompt return of their loans at that time.

Week 7 is also the conclusion to the Reading Challenge. Students who are keen to finish the challenge are encouraged to come and see me about their completed sections in the next couple of weeks.

A member of the Sunshine Coast Libraries’ children’s services team will be visiting in Week 7 on Wednesday 22nd November to let students know about the terrific resources, activities and reading programs available during the summer holidays. An electronic membership application will be available beforehand for any children/families to complete and a card will be issued on the day of the visit. Please contact us on if you would like to be emailed a membership form.

2018 Library Monitors

So far, we have only had one nomination to become a ‘Library Ninja’ next year. Students from Year 4 (2018) upwards are invited to come and collect a form from the library.

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket

Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian

Student Awards

Mathematics Competitions

Congratulations to the following students who achieved a very high standard in the Australian Mathematics Competition and ICAS Mathematics Competition this year.

Australian Mathematics Competition

High Distinction

  • Year 4: Toby Creamer.
  • Year 5: Marco Huen.
  • Year 8: Harry Collishaw.
  • Year 10: Joseph Higginson.


  • Year 3: Phoebe Shearer.
  • Year 4: Austin Lauritzen, Aidan Mathew and Elizabeth Wegener.
  • Year 5: Darcy Connors.
  • Year 6: Callum Foley.
  • Year 7: Sebastian Box, Jasmin Groves, Piper Reid, Noah Smith, Noah Winten, Charles Box, Ella Hansen, Liam Russell, Lachlan Eden and Deepal Maharaj.
  • Year 8: Zoe Clewett, Connor Dines, Olivia Gartrell, Noah Beasley, Nicola Hewitt, Sebastian Moye, Samantha Holt, Tom Grey and Madison Randl.
  • Year 9: Jared Solti, Pat Swindles and John Redd.
  • Year 10: Samuel Fleming and Jackson Laverick.
  • Year 11: Liam Munro.
  • Year 12: Ji Flynn, Paige Layfield, Harry Stone and Olivia McCluskey.


  • Year 3: Holly Targato, Hayley Petfield, Emily Creamer, Nate Hauser, Joe Playford, Ella Mulhearn and Kahlia Taylor.
  • Year 4: Holly King, Ashton Haas, Chloe Hughes, Joshua Anderson and Hayden Burnett.
  • Year 5: Macey Winter, William Stephenson, Blake Dines, Makenzie Brooks, Cooper Kiernan, Kirrily Petfield, Tai Turney and Olivia Boland.
  • Year 6: Tamara Zolotar, Ainslie Colton, Katie Graves, Beyonce Mathew, Jewel Jamieson, Elyse McFadyen, Sam Swan, Thomas Jackson, Harry Hockam, Will Butler and Ella Jarick.
  • Year 7: Ethan Donohue, Ethan Haas, Harrison Whitelaw, Holly Bennett, Adelaide Howard, Matthias Schlotterbach, Matthew Becker, Jack Carmichael, Jack Connors, Sierra Lauritzen, Samantha Hutton, Tim Bange and Amie Hague.
  • Year 8: Lachlan Buchanan, Cosette Winter, Ellie Dixon, Kate Monroe, Teagan Graves, Alicia Woods, Toby Easton, Jayda Lowe, Campbell Williams and Cody McMackin.
  • Year 9: Abbey Doran, Lily Croke, Caitlin Hall, Zoe Teys, Georgia Barton, Tayla Gorham, Shaylen Stone, Nicholas Lloyd, Brooklyn Graves and Jasmine Foley.
  • Year 10: Austin Beasley, Vivienne Casley, Georgia Harle, Reuben Taverner, Jackson Laverick, Samuel Fleming, Joseph Higginson, Will Howard and Rebekah Pierce.
  • Year 11: Ted Butler, Karlee Connors, Ethan Hall, Josie Bradshaw and Khy Bolt.
  • Year 12: Matt Daniec, Joe Farrell, Sam Lines, Alexandra Whitmore and Jackson Mikolic.

ICAS Mathematics Competition


  • Year 4: Austin Lauritzen.
  • Year 5: Cooper Kiernan.
  • Year 7: Noah Winten, Noah Smith, Liam Russell and Sebastian Box.
  • Year 8: Zoe Clewett, Harry Collishaw, Olivia Gartrell and Connor Dines.
  • Year 9: Tayla Gorham.
  • Year 10: Joseph Higginson, Reuben Taverner and Jackson Laverick.
  • Year 12: Ji Flynn, Harry Stone, Olivia McCluskey and Beau Blake.


  • Year 3: Carter Boland, Nate Hauser, Hayley Petfield, Samuel Roberts, Phoebe Shearer, Charlie Whatham, Carter Kiernan, Kahlia Taylor, Emily Creamer, Lea McFadyen, William Moffitt, Ella Mulhearn and Flynn Turnbull.
  • Year 4: Toby Creamer, Luela Holland, Ruby Prosser, Elizabeth Wegener, Hayden Burnett, Charlie Schefe, Joshua Anderson, Ashton Haas, Chloe Hughes, Libby Punter and Max Styles.
  • Year 5: Olivia Boland, Charles Garland, Makenzie Brooks, Marco Huen, Ayanna Nath, Kirrily Petfield and Taj Turney.
  • Year 6: Will Butler, Tamara Zolotar, Sam Swan, Jake Whatham, Ainslie Colton, Callum Foley, Zane Holmes, Beyonce Mathew, Elyse McFadyen, Caitlin Moffitt, Lewis Teed and Luca Turney.
  • Year 7: Ruben Devine, Piper Reid, Cooper Schwab, Holly Bennett, Eliza Bryan, Oliver Edmonds, Sierra Lauritzen, Gemma Taylor, Charles Box, Jasmin Groves, Deepal Maharaj, Samantha Hutton and Catalina Stylianou.
  • Year 8: Kirra Langmead, Ethan Watman, Lachie Buchanan, Toby Easton, Jayda Lowe, Yasmin Richters, Noah Beasley, Patrick Henderson, Ella Hockam, Sebastian Moye, Alessandro Papallo, Alicia Woods, Mitchell Barwick and Ella Ousley.
  • Year 9: Toby Hussey, Morgan Turnbull, Brooklyn Graves, Thomas Reeves, Pat Swindles and John Redd.
  • Year 10: Samuel Henderson, Charles Nightingale, Harrison Carde, Vivienne Casley, Samuel Fleming, Jack Gothorp, Michael Hewitt, Will Howard, Akito Iwase, Mayumi Katayama and Georgia Harle.
  • Year 11: Olivia Cameron, Jessica Gartrell, Scarlet Hopkins, Liam Munro, Rhett Ousley, Liam Heidrich and Jasmine Mobbs.
  • Year 12: Jackson Mikolic, Ben Pierce, Shannon Van Schooten and Samuel Wilson.

Mr Adam Doyle, Head of Mathematics

Cultural News

Student Vocal and Piano Concert

On Tuesday 31st October, our vocal and piano students held their end of year concert in the Music Centre. The program was diverse, motivating and stimulating both for the students and also the audience.

  • Tamsyn Doyle: Castle On A Cloud from Les Misérables – Boublil / Schönberg
  • Jasmin Groves: The Water Is Wide – Traditional
  • Kate Monroe (Singing): Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde – Wildhorn
  • Kate Monroe (Piano): Polovstian Dance – Borodin
  • Kirra Langmead: Dream a Little Dream – Schwandt, Andre & Kahn
  • Shaylen Stone: Love Is Here To Stay from The Goldwyn Follies – Gershwin
  • Thomas French (Piano): Rick and Morty arr The Panda Tooth
  • Stella Teys: Pie Jesu from Requiem – Lloyd Webber                   
  • Ella Block: No One Is Alone from Into the Woods – Sondheim
  • Haley Meekan: On My Own from Les Misérables – Boublil / Schönberg
  • Samuel Henderson: Empty Chairs from Les Misérables – Boublil / Schönberg
  • Charlotte Empson: Cabaret from Cabaret – Ebb and Kander
  • Flavia Storrer Müller: No One Else from Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
  • Rhett Ousley: What Have I Done from Les Misérables – Boublil / Schönberg
  • Lachlan Masson: Bring Him Home from Les Misérables – Boublil / Schönberg
  • Cassidy Harvey: Cry Me A River – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Emily Hacking: Vienna – Billy Joel

Students excelled in their performances and the audience was in euphoric applause over their skill and mastery. Thank you to family, friends, teachers and students for supporting this concert.

Mr Adrian King, Head of Instrumental Music

From the Head of Career Development

Beyond School Study Guide

The Beyond School Study Guide is a digital resource for students that provides information on topics such as:

  • Higher education or VET pathways;
  • University pathways;
  • Higher education government financial assistance; and
  • Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans, SA-HELP and OS-HELP.

View the guide at:

University Information Sessions

Most universities hold information sessions in December, after students receive their Year 12 results. Following is a selection of these sessions in 2017.

  • Australian Catholic University: Know Your Options Information Session from 3.30pm - 6.00pm on Monday 18th December. 
  • CQUniversity: Change of Preference Information Sessions from 9.00am - 1.00pm on Monday 18th December at the Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville campuses. For those who can’t get to a campus session, there will also be an online session at the same time.
  • Queensland University of Technology: Real Decisions at the Gardens Point campus from 9.00am - 1.00pm on Tuesday 19th December.
  • University of Queensland: OP Results Advice Night from 4.00pm - 7.00pm on Monday 18th December at the St Lucia campus.

Visit the university websites for more information and to register your attendance.

Looking For Work?

Two articles of interest on the Year13 website are:

The Year13 website also has information on apprenticeships, gap year programs, job vacancies, studying, money advice and internships.

UQ Toolkit

The UQ Toolkit ( is a collection of helpful web pages for UQ students and includes:

  • Dictionary of UQ terminology
  • FAQs
  • my.UQ
  • UQ Answers


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Students will have more options with the reviewed and updated creative industries courses offered in 2018. These include the following new double degrees:

  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media) / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Learn more at:

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Double Degrees

ACU will offer the following double degrees starting in Semester One 2018.

  • Bachelor of Applied Public Health / Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Business Administration

Visit the ACU website to learn more.


ACU offers a range of scholarships for commencing students, from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. There are nearly 400 scholarships on offer. Some scholarships contribute a one-off payment, while others provide support for each year of your degree. A full list of the scholarships available can be found on the ACU website. 

Basair Aviation College

Basair Aviation College specialises in training students to become commercial pilots. In Brisbane, the college is located at Archerfield Airport. The Archerfield Airport campus offers a one-hour Trial Instructional Flight for $220.00. Find out more at:

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Junior Sport

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (Years 3-7)

Next Friday 10th November, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held for students in Years 3-7! The tournament will run from 4.00pm until approximately 6.30pm in the gym. Nominations are now open:

  • Form teams of three or four players;
  • Organise a team uniform (playing colours, theme or dress-up);
  • Create a team name; and
  • Train together in preparation!

There will be multiple divisions to cater for all skill levels and different age groups. Team nominations can be made at the Junior College Office. Nominations close at 11.00am on Tuesday 7th November. For more information, please see Mr Mark Hauser.

Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day

The 2017 Year 4-6 SCISSA season has one more Monday afternoon training session before the final Gala Day next Thursday 9th November. On Gala Day, all students need to meet on the front oval (next to the gym) by 8.10am in order to mark rolls and depart the College by 8.25am. The Gala Day venues are as follows:

  • Girls basketball – Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Stringybark Road.
  • Girls volleyball – Nambour Christian College, McKenzie Road Woombye.
  • Girls soccer – Meridan Soccer Fields.
  • Boys touch football – Noosa Touch Association, Butler Street Tewantin.
  • Boys volleyball – Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street.
  • Boys AFL – Maroochydore Rugby League Club, Wises Road.
  • Year 5/6 Waterpolo and Year 4 Flippaball – Kawana Pool.
  • Year 5/6 Flippaball – Good Shepherd Lutheran College.

Dance students will participate in a workshop at the College and kayaking students will travel to Lake Kawana for dragon boating and other activities. All students will arrive back at school for normal afternoon dismissal at 3.00pm. 

Pacific Pulse Surf Contest

Last Wednesday, blue skies, light winds and small, clean waves greeted 50 students from Pacific, Talara Primary College, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Buddina State School and Our Lady of the Rosary for the 2017 Pacific Pulse Surf Contest.

The annual contest has been held for more than a decade. Each school entered a mixed team of 10 surfers to compete in individual and team events. Each competitor had the opportunity to surf in two heats and their highest two waves scores determined the overall male and female champion surfers in each age group. Heat results were also used to determine the overall champion school.


There were also lots of prizes and activities on offer when students were not in the water. Thanks must go to the East Coast TAFE students who co-organised the contest and ran many activities on the day. They also scoured the coast for sponsors to donate prizes and items for the competitor packs.

At the end of the day, Buddina State School was named the overall champions and Talara Primary College took out the Tag Team event. From Pacific, Tim Bange and Haylie Powell were crowned the U12 champion surfers and Sam Williams was runner up in the U12 boys division.

Thank you to our major sponsors Souls Thongs, Atlas Multisports, Surf Stitch and Smorgasboarder Magazine for your generous support of this event. We also thank 91.9 Sea FM, Kite Thills, Rebel Sports, The Ole Lolly Shop, Blue Stone Mortgages, Montezuma’s, LKI, Alex Surf Shop, Flight Centre, The Big Boing, Inflatable World, Kawana Surf Outlet, Laserzone, Sunshine Coast Marathon, Coles Kawana, Bakers Delight Currimundi, Donut King Kawana, Woolworths Kawana, B-Fresh Warana and IGA Caloundra for their contributions.

Year 2-4 Learn to Surf Program

On Monday morning this week, 24 keen students from Years 2-4 woke up bright and early for their first Weet-bix Surf Groms lesson. Students learnt the basics of surfing such as how to carry their board, negotiate the break, paddling and positioning on the board and how to ‘pop up’ when riding a wave. Conditions were ideal and all students managed to catch and stand up on numerous waves! The program will continue over the next three Mondays.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport


Week 5


Int 8/9 A Girls

Int 9/10 B Girls

Jnr A Boys

Jnr B Boys

Int Boys








1-1 / 3-3

9 nil

2-2 / 3-1

1 to 2

3 to 3


Draw / Draw


Draw / Win




Teagan Graves / Alicia Woods

Georgia Harle

Matthew Becker

Sam Hickey

Sam Aitken

Water Polo

Congratulations to our senior girls water polo team for finishing fourth in the Open Girls A Division. This is an awesome achievement given the calibre of athletes in this Sunshine Coast All Schools Competition. Well done to all players and thank you to Mr Brett Jones for his efforts in coaching!

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

Club Sport

Pacific FC

Be part of the new look Pacific FC!

The 2018 Pacific FC committee are working hard behind the scenes to create new player jerseys and associated clothing that reflect our name change and updated look. For this reason, we would like to offer a fantastic opportunity for businesses to partner with Pacific FC.

Jetts Fitness has already committed to the gold major sponsor role for the club and their logo will be on the front of the all players’ jerseys for the 2018/19 seasons.

We also have a number of other options including apparel logo sponsorship and communications marketing. We would appreciate any support provided, which will allow lower fees for our families and more opportunities for our players. If you wish to support the club, please contact Matt Gigney on 0409012918 or email


Mr Matt Gigney, Pacific FC 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

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Entertainment Books

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

LLL School Banking

Pacific provides opportunities for children and parents to operate savings accounts with the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (LLL). The LLL is a non-profit financial institution established in 1921. All LLL Deposit Accounts are ‘at call’ accounts and there are no LLL fees or charges.  All LLL deposit accounts have an attractive rate of interest with no ‘Bonus’ rate hurdles to jump.

The LLL pays a $5 gift to the first savings account opened for the child.

Deposits can be made through the College’s Business Office each Tuesday before school. To find out more, visit the Business Office.

Upcoming Dates

6 Middle College Orientation Day
  Year 12 Study Day
  Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)
  Middle College Information Evening (7.00pm)
7-13 Year 12 Exams
9 Year 7 Immunisations - Round 3
  Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day 4
14 Sports Awards (12.00pm - 3.15pm)
14-16 Year 12 Alternative Days
15-17 Middle College Exams
15-21 Year 11-12 Exams
16 Year 4-6 Foundation Cup
  Year 12 Graduation - Lake Kawana Centre (6.30pm)
17 Year 12 Farewell Chapel (8.30am)
  Year 12 Formal - Sebel, Pelican Waters (5.00pm)
23 Year 9 Rite Journey - Homecoming (5.00pm)
24 Carols Night
27 P-5 Closing Service - Gym (9.00am)
28 Students' Last Day
  Closing Service - Events Centre, Caloundra (6.30pm)