Compass No 480 - November 2017

From the Principal

Focusing on Hope

Throughout the world this year we have seen considerable change. There can be a sense of perpetual motion in our lives and the world at large. At Christmas time each year we are invited to pause and be still and focus on the hope that comes into our lives through the birth of Jesus. Jesus came into the world in a simple and ordinary way to bring hope to all people. It is a hope on which we can build our lives. This hope, which springs from His unconditional and gracious love for us, is constant and never changing. Our prayer is that this hope refreshes, uplifts and flows through you and your family and friends during the Christmas period this year. 

Principal's Log

At the end of last week, we enjoyed celebrating as a community with the Year 12 students as they had their graduation, chapel and formal. We enjoyed their fun and joy as they finished in a warm dignified way. Considerable energy goes into the planning and leadership of these events and the final three days of alternative activities. We thank Director of Teaching and Learning Ms Sue Arahill, the Heads of Department and Year 12 teachers who, across this period, were marking and determining important final results, teachers and staff who led and supported final activities, Heads of House for their leadership of students in the final events and particularly to the Head of Senior College Students Miss Kim Stone, Miss Anita Morton and Mrs Leanne Bevis for their leadership and oversight of all activities.

At the Friends of Pacific AGM on Tuesday night we thanked our committee members, very capably led by Chairperson Mrs Jenny Lee, for the very significant contribution they have made over the past 12 months. We particularly recognise the outstanding contribution of outgoing members, Mr Ian Barnes and Mrs Mel Pollack. We thank Mr Ian Barnes and Mrs Mel Pollack for their service and all members of the committee for their support. We welcome new committee members and look forward to another great year in 2018.

At the end of this year we will be farewelling Ms Leisa Ilott, Mrs Julie Darr and Miss Anita Morton who all have made significant contributions over a long period of time at the College. Mrs Darr, who is moving from full time teaching, has given valuable support to children in her role as classroom teacher and Head of Learning Enrichment P-5. Her warmth and passion for learning inspired many young people to give their best. Miss Morton has made a valuable contribution as a classroom teacher, music teacher and, in recent times, as coordinator of our major events including graduation, closing and opening services. Her considerable musical expertise, high expectations and love of music provided a strong foundation for young people’s learning. Ms Ilott’s energetic and warm approach has enabled her to engage strongly with middle years learners who have enjoyed and benefitted from her as a teacher. Her enthusiastic coaching of sporting teams was also greatly appreciated. We will also be farewelling Mr Nico Prinsloo who will be taking on the role of Deputy Head of the Middle College at Nambour Christian College next year. Mr Prinsloo has effectively taught Mathematics and Science across the Middle and Senior College and was very generous in his time as he shared his expertise as a basketball coach. We congratulate Mr Prinsloo on his appointment and Miss Morton and Ms Ilott on their new roles in schools in Melbourne. We thank these teachers for the very significant role they have played in many children’s and families’ lives and in the shaping of a rich culture of learning at Pacific. We wish them all the best on their new paths.

We also farewell and thank contract teachers Mrs Jane Hughes (Drama and Dance), Mrs Helen Doyle (Library) and Mrs Karen Costa (Year 2) for their capable teaching and care of students. We thank Mrs Hughes for her generosity of time in leading various co-curricular dance opportunities for students.

At the start of next year we look forward to welcoming middle years teachers Mrs Linda Sydes who has experience in Education Queensland and interstate Catholic schools and Mrs Amanda Lowrie who has extensive experience as a teacher within Catholic schools. We will also be welcoming Mr Steven Lake who was previously Head of Music at Immanuel College and Head of Performing Arts in an international school. Mrs Kristy Astwick will be joining us from St John’s College as a Dance and Drama teacher, having previously successfully established a vibrant dance culture at a Gold Coast college. Mrs Paula Willis will be joining us from Canberra as a Hospitality teacher while Mrs Colleen Beattie is on maternity leave for Term 1 and Mrs Elizabeth Zernike, previously Head of Mathematics at Meridan State College, will be replacing Mrs Wendy Wescombe while she is on maternity leave for Semester 1. Mrs Rebecca Roebuck-Malone will be replacing Mrs Tina Cox who will be on long service for Semester 1. During this period, Mrs Rae Hall will be Acting Head of English and Miss Michelle McMillan will be the Acting Head of Teaching and Learning Middle College. Miss McMillan had led the Christian Studies department well for many years supporting the delivery of engaging, contemporary and meaningful learning opportunities for students. We thank her for this and wish her every blessing as she takes on this new role within the College where she will make very good use of her previous experience as Head of House and Head of Department. Mr Chris Bartlett from Concordia College will be taking on the role of Head of Christian Studies. We look forward to these experienced and capable staff adding to the culture of learning and student experience next year and wish Mrs Wescombe and Mrs Cox every blessing for the different paths they will walk in 2018.

We deeply appreciate all that staff, students and parents have contributed to make this year another year of great growth and increased opportunity for young people. Thank you for the important part each of you has played.

May God bless you all and keep you safe over the coming holiday period.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Closing Service

Middle / Senior College Closing Service

Date: Tuesday 28th November

Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start (students to arrive at 5.45pm for roll marking)

Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra

This is an important community event that all Year 6-11 students are expected to attend. If students are unable to attend, we ask that parents notify their Head of House, as listed below.

Students are required to wear their full winter formal uniform for the service. Students are to wear their sports uniform to school on Tuesday to allow their formal uniforms to be ready for the evening. Students are to arrive at 5.45pm and report to their PCG teachers for roll marking and further instructions.

From the College Pastor

An End of Year Prayer

As we conclude exams and classes and participate in closing services, we give thanks for the school year, for all that has been achieved and for the gift of Christmas…

At the end of this school year we give thanks to you God.

For all the teaching and learning that has taken place. For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced. For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed. For the respect and care that has been given.

We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown. For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles. For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days and for the love that has kept us going.

We give you thanks for our College community. Bless our families as we approach the holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish. Pour your love on us so that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together in the New Year.

And finally, we give you thanks for the gift of Christmas. Help us to look beyond the shopping and the rushing to your Son, Jesus, who was born in a manger for us. Give us contentment this Christmas in the miracle of new birth. Surprise us again with the good news of your coming to earth as a human baby born into an ordinary family.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

First Communion and Confirmation 2018

Do you have a student entering Year 5 next year who would like to learn more about Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper? During Lent in the first term of 2018, Pastor Tim Jarick and Pastor Ray Morris will be leading a First Communion course called ‘The Great Escape Feast’. Also next year Pastor Tim and Ray will be offering Confirmation for students in Years 6-9. Confirmation is a ministry in which young people learn more about the Christian faith and the Bible. If you have children in these age brackets who are interested in preparing for their First Communion or Confirmation, please register your interest to Pastor Tim at: tjarick@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Senior Students

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017!

Year 12 students were involved in a range of activities and events in their final week at Pacific. Last Tuesday through to Thursday, students heard from a number of guest presenters and completed various activities including:

  • Year 12 Graduation Tile Project led by Mrs Denise McMahon and Mrs Rowena Marshall.
  • Commonwealth Bank Smart Start presentation by Mr Troy Walsh.
  • RACQ Free2Go presentation.
  • Life Awareness Workshop with Queensland Police led by Senior Constable Darryl Campbell, Sunshine Coast District Traffic Branch.
  • Red Frogs Chaplaincy Network presentation regarding safety at post-school events and connections to Beyond Blue.
  • Dance practice with Dayl and Sharon from Dance Obsession.
  • PCG farewells.
  • Connections with Year 2 facilitated with Mrs Leonie Prout, Mrs Lara Stiller and Mrs Karen Costa.
  • Labyrinth walk led by Pastor Tim Jarick.
  • QTAC information session led by Mrs Natasha Purcell.
  • Year 12 students verse staff touch football game (the students won!).

Thank you to all staff, parents and students for their assistance with the smooth running of events for the Year 12 student’s final week. In particular, a warm and heartfelt thank you to Mrs Leanne Bevis, Miss Angela Hill, Mrs Emma Lendrum, Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Miss Carolyn Sainty, Mrs Steph Scarlett, Miss Anita Morton, Mrs Denise McMahon, Dr Peter McMahon, Ms Leigh Finter, Mr Mark Hauser, Ms Sue Arahill, Mrs Marg Gunn, Mrs Leah Croke, Mr Jeff Goodwin, Mrs Michiko Hauser, Mr Brendan Delaney, Mrs Tina Cox, Mrs Rowena Marshall, Mrs Ann Barwick, Pastor Tim Jarick, Mrs Rhana Holt, Mr Mick Vidulich, Grounds Staff, 2018 College Captain Leadership team and Year 11 Hospitality students.

It was very pleasing walking the secondary schooling journey with this Year 12 cohort and I thank parents and families for their support. Buen Camino!

Congratulations to the following award recipients, who were announced on Thursday evening at the graduation:

Citizenship Awards

  • Shelby Bennett
  • Beau Blake
  • Drew Chaplin
  • Murphy-May Francis
  • Emma Goodyear
  • Cassidy Harvey
  • Ally Hickey
  • Imogen Joppich
  • Paige Layfield
  • Olivia McCluskey
  • Kurtis Modlin
  • Caitlin O'Keefe
  • Alyssa O'Sullivan
  • Sophia Rule
  • Max Shadforth
  • Amie Thomas
  • Thomas Turner
  • Alexandra Whitmore
  • Samuel Wilson
  • Georgia Woods

Cultural and Performing Arts Awards

  • Jamie Beasley
  • Gabrielle Donato
  • Cassidy Harvey
  • Ally Hickey
  • Imogen Joppich
  • Paige Layfield
  • Alyssa O’Sullivan
  • Alexandra Whitmore

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  • Samuel Wilson
  • Olivia McCluskey
  • Alexandra Whitmore

Academic Excellence Awards

  • Shelby Bennett
  • Darcy Campbell
  • Paige Layfield
  • Olivia McCluskey
  • Alexandra Whitmore

Academic Endeavour Awards

  • Victoria Barth
  • Jamie Beasley
  • Zayne Buckley
  • Tilly Byrne-Kirk
  • Maddy Colam
  • Noah Cotterell
  • Liam Dines
  • Joe Farrell
  • Ji Flynn
  • Cassidy Harvey
  • Ally Hickey
  • Jessica Keenan
  • Alyssa O’Sullivan
  • Sophia Rule
  • Luca Sullivan
  • Aimee Thomas
  • Gemma Whitelaw
  • Samuel Wilson
  • Georgia Woods

Subject Awards

These are presented to students who have been ranked the highest in each subject area.

  • Accounting and Legal Studies: Shelby Bennett
  • Biology: Georgia Woods
  • Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics B, Mathematics C: Olivia McCluskey
  • Christian Studies: Luca Sullivan
  • Drama, English, English Extension, Japanese, Music: Alexandra Whitmore
  • Dance, Music Extension: Ally Hickey
  • English Communication, Furnishing: Reece Sarvari
  • Graphics: Max Shadforth
  • Health: Gemma Whitelaw
  • Hospitality: Caitlin O’Keefe
  • Information Processing and Technology, Technology Studies, Geography: Noah Cotterell
  • Mathematics A: Joe Farrell
  • Modern History: Tilly Bryne-Kirk
  • Physical Education: Matt Daniec
  • Visual Art: Jamie Beasley

We wish all Year 12 graduates all the best for their future endeavours.

  

As we move into the holiday break, it is pleasing to reflect and celebrate the many notable student achievements and growth in an array of areas, both in and outside the College. We wish all staff, students, parents and members of the community a safe and restful break. May God give peace and joy to you and your loved ones.

Miss Kim Stone, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Merry Christmas

As the end of another school year quickly approaches and students and families turn their focus to Christmas holidays and the New Year, we would like to thank all parents and friends of the College for their valued support throughout 2017. The educational journey at Pacific is shared between parents, staff and students. In classrooms, on the sporting field, in cultural endeavours and at social events, your presence and assistance has been greatly appreciated and valued by students and staff.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and enjoyable holiday break. 

Prep - Year 5 Closing Service

On Monday 27th November commencing at 9.00am, the Prep – Year 5 Closing Service will be held at the College. The service marks an important milestone for all students, particularly our Year 5 cohort who are transitioning from the Junior College and our Year 2 cohort who are transitioning from the Foundation College. All parents and family members are most welcome to attend this important event.

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

Food for Thought

School Holiday Activities

The holidays do not need to be scheduled from dawn to dusk with every minute accounted for. Ask children for their input, you may be surprised by their ideas! Create a list and stick it on the fridge. Then when you hear the dreaded “I’m bored”, you can point them to the list and pick something to do. Learn more at: http://beafunmum.com/2011/06/100-school-holiday-activity-ideas/.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Important Notices

2018 Book Packs

Parents are reminded they have until Monday 27th November to take advantage of the $3.95 postage and handling for 2018 book packs. Ordering by this date also ensures delivery between 30th November and 12th December this year.

  • Order between 29th November and 3rd January - $16.95 postage and handling, delivery between 5th – 12th January 2018.
  • Order after 4th January - $25 postage and handling, no guarantee of delivery before school commences.

For further information, please click here.

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

AGM Wrap Up

Thank you to our outgoing 2017 Committee. We especially thank departing parents Ian Barnes, Mel Pollack and Esta Styles for their significant contribution to Friends of Pacific and the wider College community.

Congratulations to our newly elected 2018 Executive:

  • Chair – Jenny Lee
  • Vice Chair – Deni Fowler
  • Secretary – Lisa Ackerman
  • Treasurer – Penni Buchanan 
  • Executive Committee Members – Allyson Sarvari, Tracey Hindmarsh, Anita Edmonds and Allison Dean

We’d also like to acknowledge the following members who attended our AGM last night: Trevor Colton, Duncan Buchanan, Andrew Edmonds, Leah Croke, Kath Barry, Mandy Hentschel and Bron Butler.

Thank you to our special guest presenter Mrs Sue Zweck who shared inspiring reflections from her recent Camino pilgrimage, local member for Kawana Mr Jarrod Bleijie for his great support of our College, Dr Bronwyn Dolling for her dedication, Pastor Tim Jarick for leading us in devotion throughout the year and the College Council.

Finally, thank you to all parents, students and staff who contributed to FoP in 2017 with their time, energy and enthusiasm and to our sub-committee members who worked tirelessly across various events, stalls and BBQs. We would also like to personally acknowledge Allyson Sarvari, Sara Dent and Teena Kent for their contribution in 2017.

Middle and Senior College Parent Representatives 2018

Thank you to the following volunteers who have nominated as class representatives (social coordinators) for the Middle and Senior College:

  • Kath Barry and Allison Dean – Year 7
  • Anita and Andrew Edmonds – Year 8
  • Penni Buchanan – Year 9
  • Allyson Sarvari and Tracey Hindmarsh – Year 10
  • Sarah Minns and Melinda Dines – Year 12

We are still seeking nominations for Year 11 and invite all interested parents to contact the Middle/Senior Office or FoP directly.

Mango Drive

Twenty-two trays of delicious mangoes have now been delivered and collected. Thank you to those who supported this fundraiser and Wurtulla Fruit & Veg.

Carols Night – Sausage Sizzle

Friends of Pacific will host a sausage sizzle at the Junior College Carols Night this Friday 24th November. Sausages and drinks will be sold for $2.00 each.

2018 Aloha OCEANfest Welcomes Platinum Partner – New Wave Orthodontics

Aloha OCEANfest is set for Friday 17th August 2018! We are thrilled to announce we have already secured several sponsors for this event including our Aloha Platinum Partner – New Wave Orthodontics! We also warmly welcome back Fowler Lawyers as our fireworks sponsors, Sunstate Jewellers with an amazing raffle prize, Wealth Directions as our Aloha Bar Sponsor and Harmony Landscapes as a sponsor. If you or your business wish to support the festival with sponsorship or a prize donation, please contact us to secure your Early Bird Package: fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Friends of Pacific wish all College families and staff a safe and happy holiday!

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Library News

Week 8 Update

Maroochydore Youth Services Visit

We welcomed Lisa Austin to the library this week. Lisa shared information about Maroochydore library’s upcoming holiday programs, activities and services. Further information can be found on the Sunshine Coast Library Services website at: http://aus.evanced.info/sunshinecoast/lib/eventcalendar.asp.  

Library Monitors 2017

Our 2017 library monitors enjoyed a pizza lunch with library staff to thank them for their hard work this year. It is fabulous to see that quite a number are keen to continue next year and will be a great help in training our newcomers. Thank you to Elyse McFadyen, Gabrielle Rattey, Mia Salta, Alex Hughes, Ella Jarick, Gabriella McKenzie, Mia Hetherington, Evie Way, Ruby Akporhonor, Eliza Bryan, Makani Campbell and Catalina Stylianou.

Book Club Issue #8

We have requested urgent delivery of our latest order as we break up earlier than many other schools. However, if it is not received before students finish next Tuesday, Mrs Peta Griffin will contact families directly to advise when items are ready for collection.

We wish everyone a happy and safe festive season with lots of relaxing reading!

“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them.” – Neil Gaiman

Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian

Junior College

YACHTS

We chartered new territory in YACHTS this term as we engaged our love of wisdom to ponder life’s big questions. Our philosophical enquiry encouraged students to reason and think deeply through sharing stories.

Philosophy helps spiritual and moral development whilst also developing speaking and listening skills. Students had the opportunity to voice their thoughts, ideas and opinions while respecting the views of others during spirited group and paired discussions.

Many amazing questions were listed, categorised and used to develop an agenda for discussion. Initially, the first speaker led the discussion as they explained and clarified their point of view. Peers were then invited to build on what had been raised and to further shape the discussion. Students were encouraged and guided to think and reason collaboratively. They were given the opportunity to explore alternatives and expand horizons of thinking. It was a wonderful time for them to connect and interact with a focus on imagining possibilities, analysing concepts and reaching reasonable conclusions.

The students’ incredible exuberance and excellent focus made for brilliant learning.

Ms Anthea Brighton, Head of Learning Enrichment P-5

Year 5 Sing Out Loud

This year, Year 5 students have been visiting IRT Woodlands Retirement Home on Friday afternoons to participate in the Sing Out Loud Program. Led by maestro Sharon Brown, students and their elderly ‘buddies’ came together to sing old classics such as ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Just the Two of Us’ and ‘Campdown Races’. The program was an invaluable opportunity for Pacific students to serve their local community, build relationships and form friendships. Year 5 students and their buddies thoroughly enjoyed their time together.

  

Mrs Fiona Schefe, Year 5 Teacher

Cultural News

Speech and Drama Exams

This year, 32 students participated in Speech and Drama exams with the Australian College of Music, which is a record number for the College. Mrs Roslyn McIvor spent three days at Pacific individually examining students in areas of performance such as mime, improvisation, poetry, prose, plays, storytelling and theoretical knowledge.

Each student had the opportunity to do something special in their performance that was individual to them. They came up with so many original ideas and were truly entertaining. All students received a score within the range of Honours or Merit, which is an achievement of greater than 75%! This is a fantastic result and we congratulate all students on their results.

A special mention to Year 12 graduates Imogen and Gabrielle who did exceptionally well.

Mrs Lisa McKibben, Speech and Drama Tutor

Piano Concert

The end of semester piano concert was a great success with many families and friends attending to show their support for our students.

Twenty-one students from Years 1-10 performed a wide range of solos from some of the AMEB exam selections to popular and classical songs. All students performed wonderfully and had worked very hard to refine and perfect their songs.

Thank you to Mona and Noella Finney who did a fantastic job of narrating and hosting the concert. We look forward to the next concert and further developing student’s skills, knowledge and techniques in the New Year.

Miss Danni Hingston, Piano Tutor

Music Examination Results – Semester 1 and 2

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved and accomplished a brilliant standard of excellence in their music studies.

  • Marco Huen: Initial Grade Piano, Pass with Distinction, Trinity College
  • Caitlin Moffitt: Grade 2 Piano, Pass with Merit, Trinity College
  • Dion Owen: Grade 2 Trumpet, Pass with Credit, A. M. E. B.
  • Sebastian Box: Grade 3 Clarinet, Pass with Merit, Trinity College
  • Charles Box: Grade 3 Clarinet, Passed with Merit, Trinity College
  • Shaylen Stone: Grade 4 Singing, Pass, A. M. E. B.
  • Nicola Hewitt: Grade 3 Flute, Pass with Credit, A. M. E. B.
  • Kate Monroe: Grade 4 Singing, Pass with Credit, A. M. E. B.
  • Stella Teys: Grade 6 Singing, Pass with Credit, A. M. E. B.
  • Ella Block: Grade 6 Singing, Pass, A. M. E. B.
  • Charlotte Empson: Grade 8 Singing, Pass with Credit, A. M. E. B.

Mr Adrian King, Head of Instrumental Music

Careers Department

Caboolture Army Reserve Open Day

The 11th Brigade Army Reserve Open Day will be held on Saturday 2nd December from 9.00am – 12.00pm at the Caboolture Army Reserve Depot (13 Concorde Place, Caboolture). There will be interactive vehicle and weapon displays and tours of the depot. Military members from DFR will also be there to answer questions, give advice on enlistment, training and expectations as well as discuss career opportunities within the Defence Force.

It’s a family-friendly event with free admission. Register to attend at: http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/6SQ1SX/

Crimson Education – US College Application Webinar

With the summer holidays ahead, now is a great time for soon-to-be Year 12 students to research and prepare for US college applications. Victor Li, a Princeton alumnus with eight years experience in college admissions, will be hosting the free webinar on 25th November, covering topics such as:

  • Application basics
  • Mock admissions 
  • Personal statement writing tips
  • Extracurricular and leadership advice

The webinar will have in-depth content and is limited to 100 attendees from across Australia and New Zealand. It's best suited to students who have already expressed an interest in applying to US colleges. Click here to learn more.

QTAC Guide Cover Competition

QTAC is calling on Queensland students to get creative and design the cover of the 2019 QTAC Guide for Further Study. This competition is a great opportunity for students with a flair for design to showcase their work to an audience of over 60,000 people. Entry is open to all current Queensland Year 11 students (i.e. the 2018 Year 12 cohort). The theme of the competition is ‘A Future of Unimagined Possibilities’. Learn more at: https://www.qtac.edu.au/qtac-guide-cover-competition

Career Exploration

With school holidays approaching, it is a good time for senior students to turn their attention to conducting some exploration into careers and future pathways. The following websites provide information about various jobs and career paths.

  • myfuture –Go to the Occupations section and search for jobs of interest.
  • Good Universities Guide – Provides information about careers, courses, compares university ratings and much more.
  • Job Outlook provides occupational information including job prospects.
  • Australian Jobs – Provides information about the labour market for industries and occupations as well as states, territories and regions of Australia. It also provides occupational and industry information that identifies where the jobs will be in the future.
  • The Labour Market Information Portal – Provides up-to-date information about local, regional, state and national labour markets.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor 

Secondary Sport

Term 4 SCISSA Soccer Results

Unfortunately due to the weather, we had to cancel our SCISSA soccer finals last night. With a busy end to the school year, we were unable to reschedule games and so, the final results at the end of regular games determined the champions and runners up for Term 4. Congratulations to our Junior A Boys and Junior B Boys who finished runners up in their divisions.

Well done to all students who participated in the competition and thank you to coaches Mr Josh Danzey, Mr Andrew Block, Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mr Duncan McNee and Mr Brendan Delaney.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

2018 Registration

Sign-on for the 2018 season has now opened online! Pacific FC caters for boys and girls born up to and including 2013 for U6-U14 teams.

Visit: https://registrations.sccsa.org.au/login and choose PacificFC!

Mr Matt Gigney, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

Planning for the 2018 season continues to gather momentum with a number of new initiatives.

Trial Days

For those considering netball for the first time, trial days will be offered after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 30th January 2018
  • Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Tuesday 13th February 2018

The trial days will be held on Pacific’s rear courts and provide interested players with the opportunity to meet coaches, other players and get a feel for what PLC Netball Club is all about. You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.

Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training commences on Tuesday 30th January from 3.30pm – 4.30pm on Pacific’s rear courts. All U12 players and older are encouraged to attend; however the sessions are not compulsory. The session will focus on skill development and fitness and will also provide each player with an opportunity to ‘press’ for selection within their respective teams.     

Women’s Team

It is confirmed that PLC Netball Club will field a women’s team in 2018. The team will play in the Tuesday night social competition, commencing on Tuesday 23rd January at the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium. All are welcome to participate, including students who are turning 14 in 2018 or older. This is a great opportunity to extend your friendships within our College community and to bring together teachers, students and parents. Expressions of interest can be emailed to: plc@caloundranetball.asn.au.

Grading Day

A whole club training and grading day will be held on Saturday 17th February commencing at 4.00pm. Final team selections will be made on this day. The day is also designed to bring the club together as a Netball Community. The training session will be followed by a social event for the whole family. Details will be announced in due course.      

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President

Uniform Shop

Christmas Closure

The Uniform Shop and online ordering is now closed for 2017. The Uniform Shop will reopen on Monday 15th January 2018. Please contact the main administration office for appointment times. Online ordering will reopen from Monday 22nd January 2018.

Second hand uniforms are being accepted. Please ensure that they are clean (washed) and in good condition with all names removed from items. Blazers are required to be dry cleaned before returning for sale. We are unable to accept swimwear, socks or sports uniforms for resale. When bringing in uniforms for resale, please place them in a named bag.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Weekly Services

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

Kawana Forest Meeting Place – Venue Hire

The Kawana Forest Meeting Place (KFMP) is suitable for a variety of events including meetings, weddings, baby showers, parties, training, seminars, mini expos, business networking events and end of year functions. The venue is furnished with tables and chairs, whiteboards and equipped with a kitchen, including crockery and cutlery, air-conditioning and audiovisual equipment. 


Hours: The Meeting Place is open 7.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week (including public holidays).

Inspections: To inspect, please contact the KFMP Coordinator Josephine Marciniak on 0428 776 043 to arrange a suitable time.

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

November
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)
29 New Zealand Expedition - Group 1 Departs
   
December
9 New Zealand Expedition - Group 2 Departs
21 New Zealand Expedition Returns
   
January
22 Term 1 Commences
23 Opening Service - Events Centre, Caloundra (6.30pm)