Compass No. 496 May 2018

From the Principal

Making a Difference Through Supporting Others

There are many different ways in which we can support people in our community.  We can do this directly or through supporting people and organisations that meet people’s needs.  During this month of May, Pacific families have been donating food and other household items to support people in the Caloundra community through the work of the Salvation Army.  On Sunday a number of our students will be door-knocking for the Red Shield Appeal.  For a number of them this will be after a busy week and weekend of performing in the College’s Three Musketeers Production.  They will be using their hearts, hands and feet to make a difference for members of the local community.

Many of us would have taken note of the simplicity of Preacher Michael Curry’s message as part of the royal wedding over the weekend.  By acting in love towards our fellow man in every aspect of our lives, many, if not all of our personal, family, work, national and global problems would disappear.  Elegantly simple but strangely hard for us to do.

We can influence our corner of the world by taking on this mantra of acting out of love.  Through supporting the Salvation Army, we put our love into action.  What would be different if our prime motivator was to let go of self and act out of love for others in all that we do? What problems for us would disappear?  How much more energy would we have?

Jesus told his disciples, that the two great commandments were to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself.  We can change the world, one act at a time.  If all of the Pacific community were to embrace this at the same time that would be a pulse of great good emanating from over 3000 people. 

Principal's Log

After many months of rehearsing and preparation, the cast and crew of The Three Musketeers production are keenly looking forward to entertaining us and we wish them well in their final preparations and for their performances.  Limited tickets are still available through the Caloundra Events Centre for people wishing to share an entertaining night of theatre with family and friends.

It was a delight to share with our Prep children the receiving of Bibles and a special bear as part of the St Mark’s @Pacific Sunday Service.  This partnership with St Mark’s is a special one for our community.  We thank our Prep families for being part of this service and in doing so serving our St Mark’s members by their presence.  Thank you to Pastor Tim, Pastor Ray, Mrs Sue Zweck and the Prep Teachers – Mrs Anna Maher, Mrs Shelley Hogan and Mrs Anne Phythian, for their leadership on this important occasion.

We congratulate our Senior C netball team on reaching the Grand final and wish them all the best for their match next week at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium at North Street, Golden Beach.  We also congratulate our Cross-Country runners who performed well at the District Cross Country this week.  A particular mention to Olivia Cooke, placed 1st in the 13 years, Imogen Hiley 2nd in the 13 years girls, Alicia Woods 2nd in the 14 years girls and Jack Connors 4th in the 14 years boys group. 

 We welcome Mr Chris Mundey who will be providing extra support to students and teachers across Years 4 to 9 in his role as a Learning Enrichment teacher.  Mr Mundey has had extensive experience in this area in New South Wales schools.  His addition will enable us to continue to enhance the personalisation of learning, including the enrichment of learning for students who benefit from extension. 

Middle and senior college students should be well underway with preparations for their exams that occur in Week 8.  Having steady routines through the week with clear times for study, connecting with family and friends, exercise and sleep is important.  Every small step forward makes a difference.  Helping young people to maintain positive self-talk and to focus on the small steps enables them to break what can seem a mountain into smaller achievable tasks.  Planning and completing the small steps and then celebrating the achievement of each one, provides energy and momentum.

We pray for God to be with our staff, families and young people in all that they do, to give them energy and a feeling of purpose and achievement as they use their gifts for good.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Washing Feet

Jesus said to his disciples; So you also should wash one another’s feet.

I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you.

John 15:14-15

Jesus got down on his hands and knees and washed his disciples’ feet. The night one of his friends was going to betray him, he modelled the ultimate act of service. In Jesus’ time the slave of the household was the person you’d expect to wash your feet. Not your teacher, not your Rabbi, not someone of authority that you looked up to. It was the job of a slave, a servant to wash a person’s feet when they entered the house as a guest.

It is interesting to note this aspect of a slave attending to a person’s feet. We might think we don’t have slaves anymore who tend to people’s feet? We might be surprised to learn there are more people enslaved today than when slavery was abolished in the 1800s. In Australia it’s called servitude and exploitation of foreign workers which exists in different industries including domestic work and ironically the beauty industry. In the United Kingdom and in New Zealand nail bars are becoming a growing area of concern for anti-slavery campaigners and government authorities. We do still have slavery today, the only difference from Jesus’ time is that today it is more hidden.

When Jesus started to give his disciples a washing pedicure, the disciple Peter refused at first because he couldn’t stomach his beloved teacher washing his big smelly feet. Peter thought it was beneath his Lord to do this to him. It’s the ultimate act of humility and service to let another human being touch your feet and wash them clean. When you are a baby and a young child this happens to you. Your parents wash your feet because you can’t do it for yourself. But as you grow and develop you soon learn independence and do this basic cleaning ritual by yourself. Fast track to this story and you have the disciples being like little children having their feet washed by their heavenly parent.

Parents know what it is like to serve another human being, it’s part of their job and role description. As parents we constantly model service to our children, we care for them, clean up after them and taxi them to school, sport, music and other activities. We might sometimes feel like we get little thanks or appreciation in return. But we pray that through this modelling our children learn what it means to care for others, to love others, and to humbly serve despite the cost and lack of acknowledgement. Service to others is a character trait we can form in our children, in students at our college, in ourselves. We learn it by seeing it modelled to us and surrounding ourselves in community and peers who practice it. And ultimately, we learn it from Jesus who first serves us.

Pastor Tim Jarick - College Pastor

Prep Bible Service

Thanks to all the Prep families who attended the Bible Presentation Service last Sunday at the College. It was a great blessing to all involved. Thanks to the Prep teachers, aides, staff members and St Marks members at Pacific who provided morning tea and helped with the service.

This event is a special milestone which is celebrated each year at St Marks and the College. We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to give peace and strength to these families and students as they read their bibles together at home and at school.

  

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra and Tim Jarick

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Under 8's Week

Under 8’s week, an initiative of Early Childhood Australia Queensland, has been celebrated for over 60 years. Under 8’s week is from May 28th-June 1st.  The theme this year is Exploring Language and Culture.  At PLC, our Kindy to Year 2 students will celebrate Under 8’s week on Thursday, 31st May, from 9:00am -10:30am. Please come along and join us (dressed in multicultural attire) for a morning of fun and laughter as we celebrate early childhood.  As part of our celebrations we are inviting children to come to school in multicultural dress.

If you would like to help on the day or before, could you please email Mrs Shelley Hogan - the Under Eights Day Co-ordinator.

P-2 Cross Country

This Term all students in Years Prep-2 have been busily training for the P-2 Interhouse Cross Country which will be held on Wednesday June 20th starting at 1.40pm. A letter giving details of the event was sent home this week. All parents are warmly invited to come along and support their children’s participation in the event.

 

Developing Emotional Resilience in Children

Negative habits-of-mind greatly fuel emotional discomfort. These negative habits of mind include; self-downing, the need to be perfect, the need for approval, the I can’t do it, or I can’t be bothered mindset and being intolerant of others.  This week I would like to continue to share some strategies from the You Can Do It Program which may help eliminate or help to balance these negative mindsets. The need for approval is another negative habit-of-mind which can be detrimental to a child developing resilience.

To Eliminate ‘Needing Approval’

In order to help a child who is overly concerned with what others think of him/her, you should find an opportunity to explain that while it is nice to be liked and approved of, your child does not need the approval of teachers or friends all the time. The following should be communicated, “You know that there are only a very few things we need in life and these include food, shelter and clothing.  While it may feel like we cannot stand it when we do something that someone disapproves of or that it is the worst thing in the world to be teased or criticised, it is important to know that while it is not pleasant to be thought badly of or criticised, it is something that you can put up with and survive.”  You should emphasise to your child that while it is preferable to try to be accepted and approved of, it is equally important to have a ‘be independent’ type of thinking, that means that it is important to try new things even if others think you are silly or stupid.  Try to eliminate extreme dependency of your child concerning schoolwork, and his/her fears of being criticised for not having done it well enough.

Other suggestions for eliminating your child’s need for approval include the following:

  • Encourage your child to complete his/her schoolwork independently.  If your child has a question about what to do concerning schoolwork, you should use the Praise, Prompt and Leave procedure (e.g., say something positive about what the child knows/has done, provide a brief prompt about the next step, and then walk away).
  • Provide recognition to your child for completing work independently.
  • Teach your child not to judge or evaluate his/her work until after a certain period of time.
  • Do not give your child too much attention when he/she expresses negative feelings about work or social interactions.
  • Encourage your child to participate in, rather than avoid social activities.
  • Acknowledge your child when he/she has ‘survived’ being in social situations he/she experienced as stressful.  Say: “See, you are strong enough to put up with unpleasantness.”

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

Important Notices

Casual Clothes Day for Red Shield Appeal

Casual Clothes Day will be held on Wednesday, 30th May for all P-12 students, to support The Salvation Army.   Time to be creative and wear something ‘RED!’  A gold coin donation will greatly help those in need.

Food for Thought

Should Parents Worry that their Kids are Playing Fortnite: Battle Royale?

If you have children between eight and 18, the chances are you’ve heard of the multiplayer online shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale. Click on the link below to find out what you need to know –

https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/should-parents-worry-that-their-kids-are-playing-fortnite-battle-royale-36702133.htm

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

ALOHA OCEANfest + Cambodia Project Join Forces

OCEANfest 2018 is proud to support the PLC Cambodian Project in their endeavours with the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s Rainbow Hostel and Life Centre. Thank you to Senior students Anna, Sophie and Atlanta for presenting at Junior School Assembly this week (in their fabulous ALOHA attire) helping to promote both events. The Cambodian Project will feature at OCEANfest including a stall, aiming to raise much needed funds for the Cambodian people. We look forward to supporting these students in their service to others; a PLC tradition and Lutheran endeavour.

If you, or a business you know, wishes to be a part of OCEANfest 2018 as a sponsor/prize donor please contact our organising committee via fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au

BBQ Volunteers for Junior Athletics at USC

Thank you to Mandy Hentschel and Sara Dent for offering their valuable time! Any fellow Junior School parents who are able to assist on Wednesday 6 June at USC volunteering on the Pacific FoP BBQ, please contact fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au

Even if you only have an hour to spare, your help is greatly appreciated!

Next Meeting: Tuesday 19 June

Our next Friends of Pacific meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 June from 6.30pm in the College Library.  All welcome to attend!

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Library News

Book Club

Book Club order forms were distributed in class this week. Orders are due back on Thursday 31st of May.

Marble Run

This week in Geek Girls we had an engineering challenge to create a marble run out of pool noodles. The students had some very creative ideas, making tunnels, loops, and holes in their runs. There was lots of experimenting and excitement as new ideas were discussed and tried.

Miss Nell Keen, Teacher Librarian

Learning Enrichment

Chris Mundey joins our Learning Enrichment Team!

I would like to introduce myself to the Pacific Lutheran College community.

I hail from the New South Wales Central Coast with 12 years of teaching experience.  My experience in both mainstream education and in schools for specific purposes, has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of students who may need that little bit of extra help in order to reach the curriculum, through social and emotional avenues. 

As a teacher I fully understand the responsibility I have to create change in people and will look to be a consistent positive role model throughout the entire PLC community. My passion lies in catering to the different needs of students and supporting teachers and families as we work together to help students maximize their learning capacity.

Over the last 12 years I have integrated well with staff, students, external agencies and the wider community and am looking forward to doing the same here at PLC.  I sense from my conversations with staff and students that PLC is a supportive and respectful learning community and I look forward to contributing to this college culture. 

Over the coming weeks I encourage parents to drop into the Learning Enrichment Centre during PCG time (8.00-8.35am) and introduce yourselves. This will be an opportunity to meet informally and make an appointment if you would like to discuss your child’s learning needs.

Alternatively, I can be contacted on (07) 5436 7000 or emailed at cmundey@pacluth.qld.edu.au

 

Mr Chris Mundey – Learning Enrichment Teacher

Cultural News

Last chance to purchase tickets - The Three Musketeers!

The exciting performance premieres tomorrow night and for those thinking of going, it isn’t too late to secure your tickets! The cast and crew have been working tirelessly in rehearsal over the last two months, honing their acting skills, fencing skills and perfecting the many comic moments in this very funny, new take on the original story. Tickets are available by contacting:  The Events Centre (54 914240) or online  www.theeventscentre.com.au.  

Mrs Janine Delaney and Miss Alisha Janssen

 

Careers Department

Career News!

Lattitude Global Volunteering – Information session at Pacific

A Lattitude volunteer will be speaking at Pacific Lutheran College on Thursday 31st May from 1-00-1.30pm in A5 with interested senior students and parents. If you are considering a Gap Year or volunteering experience abroad, this is your opportunity to hear from one organisation who caters specifically for young people aged 17-25years. International experiences can vary from two-and-a half months to 11 months. Please RSVP your interest in attending, to Mrs Purcell npurcell@pacluth.qld.edu.au . Further details regarding Lattitude can be found here https://lattitudeaustralia.org/home/

Finding an apprenticeship or traineeship – case studies

Not sure about what an apprenticeship ‘looks like,’ what’s involved or how to find employers? The Australian Apprenticeships My Gain website has videos in which apprentices and trainees talk about their work and how they went about finding it.  See the My Gain website to access the video.

My Skills website

This site is an Australian Government website where you can find information about nationally recognised training courses, registered training organisations and financial assistance. You can find out information on the following industries:

  • Agriculture and Food processing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Business, Education and Training,
  • Construction and Mining
  • Defence industry
  • Design
  • Government, Safety and Environment
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Health and Community Services
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Retail, Hair and Beauty Services
  • Science and Technology

Each sector has a ‘Skills in Demand’ section which lists the skill shortages in every state and territory.  Case studies and videos of people who have completed their training and gained entry to their preferred jobs are included.

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor

Secondary Sport

Senior District Cross Country Carnival

 

On Wednesday this week 50 YEAR 7-12 students competed in the District Cross Country carnival at Maroochydore Cricket Club. Students ran three, four and six-kilometre races in perfect running conditions. PLC came 6th out of the 11 schools in the district which is a great effort.

Special mention to Olivia, 1st in 13yr girls,  Imogen,  2nd 13yr girls,  Alicia,  2nd 14yr girls and Jack,  4th 14yr boys, who have been selected in the District Cross Country team to compete at the Regional Carnival in June.

 

 

7-12 SCISSA Results from Wednesday 23rd May 2018

     

Team

COACH

Opposition

Score

Winner

MVP

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Open Girls A

Miss Marg Gunn 

SAAC

GSLC

2-1

0-2

PLC

GSLC

Isla Gear

Sophie Empson

Open Girls B

Mr Gary Graves

GCC

2-0

PLC

Phoebe Swan

Open Boys A

#Mrs Deb Turner 

SAAC

2-0

PLC

Harrison Turner

TENNIS

 

 

 

 

 

Open B Division

Mr Ben Dutton 

Bye

 

 

 

RUGBY

 

 

 

 

 

U15 Boys

Mr Josh Cummins

NCC

26-12

PLC

Campbell Williams

GCC

7-10

GCC

Mitchell Barwick

U17 Girls

Mr Darren Hooper

GSLC

10-25

GSLC

Zoe Stockwell

SAAC

10-25

SAAC

Georgia Harle

U13 Boys (Mon 21.5)

Mr Scott Crompton

James Nash

31-22

PLC

Cooper Johnston

Monday Night Netball Results

PLC 6 have made the Monday night grand final after beating Sunshine Coast Grammar in extra time last night 21-17! Well done girls and good luck next Monday in the Grand Final!

Congratulations to all six of our netball teams who competed in the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Netball Competition, spanning over the two terms.  Of our six teams, our Senior A, Junior A and Junior C teams were successful in progressing to the semi-finals. 

On Monday Night, our Junior As went goal for goal against St Andrews Junior team.  Unfortunately, in the third quarter St Andrews scored two consecutive turn overs and moved ahead into the final quarter to take out the match. The final score was 23 v 15.

In our Senior As, the girls came up against Flinders second top team, and again, went goal for goal in the first quarter.  Unfortunately, an injury on court and a few turn overs meant that our Seniors were fighting to close the margin.  In the final quarter our players had nothing left in their tanks and gave it their everything; however, it was Flinder’s night. The final score was 34 vs 15.  The girls are already considering their game strategy for next year. 

Our Junior C team was our third team in the finals and played against Grammar.  In the first quarter, the girls were on fire, with our shooters not missing a goal.  In the second quarter, Grammar came back fighting and in the final quarter, the two teams were shooting goal for goal.  On the final buzzer, the two teams were drawn, and the game was given ten extra minutes.  Our shooters were on fire and defenders rebounding and went for every pass.

Congratulations to our Junior C team who will be progressing into the Grand Final, playing against Caloundra SHS at Caloundra Stadium at North Street, Golden Beach, at 4.00pm, next Monday afternoon. The girls will train this Friday afternoon during sport time and a bus will be available for them to the venue. 

Again, congratulations to all our teams and to our staff.  

College Representative Netball Opportunity

Vicki Wilson Cup and Vicki Wilson Shield trials will be held at the Senior Courts on Thursday 31 May at 3:30- 5.00pm.  Parent consent and information has been distributed via CareMonkey for permission to attend the trials.  This is another fantastic netball opportunity for our college players.  Our Netball Development Coach, Mrs Michelle Dufty and I look forward to working with them in further growing their skills and watching them compete at what is considered the pinnacle of school netball competition. 

Ms Leigh Finter and Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific Soccer Update

 

 

Upcoming events:

26 May - Home Game

2 June - Home Game + Team photos

9 June - Home Game

26 May - Combined Netball and Pacific FC Day

This Saturday, 26th May is the joint Netball and Football Day.  It will be a very busy day for both Clubs, so please ensure that you arrive early for games.  Also, if you are on Canteen Duty please make sure you attend or arrange with someone to commit 100% to filling in your shift.  Please also feel free to contact your Team Manager about offering extra help, or even volunteering on the day. 

Check the roster: https://pacificsoccer.teamapp.com/documents/460075-round-8-26-may-canteen-roster.  We will need all the help we can get (field set ups and pack-ups, selling raffle tickets and supply refills etc).

Raffle – Over $1000 worth of prizes to be won!

All teams will receive raffle tickets to sell over the next 3 home games. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

•        1st Prize - Eva Kool Esky filled with soft drinks – valued at $770

•        2nd Prize - Razor Ripsurf Pro – valued at $149

•        3rd Prize - $50 RSL gift voucher

•        4th Prize - $30 PFC canteen gift voucher

Match Reports

Pacific FC had some great results on the weekend all over the Sunshine Coast from Unity College to Bli Bli and in-between.

U8’S MANTARAYS

The Mantarays travelled to Noosa for their game on the Saturday 19th and it was a spectacular day to be out and about. Unfortunately, victory was not ours, but all players showed awesome defence and fantastic goal keeping skills. Player of the match went to Angus Sallie and the encouragement award went to our birthday boy, Matthew Carlaw.

U9 Vipers

Due to some logistical clashes and holidays, the Vipers started with a limited bench (none), and then had a casualty late in the game.  However, that true Vipers spirit shone through.  At half time it was 1-0 down, and the Vipers were challenging the goals.  Nathan Russell was amazing in goals and stopped at least 8 goals for the match.  Isabella was resolute in defence and was trapping like a genius.  Blaize turned up with a new haircut that tricked the Coach.  He plays like Ronaldo, and now he looks like Ronaldo. The team showed great heart in chasing all game, especially when they were one player short.  The end result was 4-0 but it was a great effort by all Vipers.  Benjamin received an award for his super team play.

 

U12 Eels

   

In much warmer than expected conditions the Eels again showed what a tough bunch of kids they are, fighting to the end and producing a nail biting finish, unfortunately just running out of time and going down 4-3.  Behind 2-0 at half time the team set themselves the goal of winning the second half and ran back out full of energy and ready to give their all.  The entire team defended like champions. The backline was a wall. We lost count of how many attacking raids they shut down.  With 3 sensational goals in the second half our midfield and forwards showed they know how to score goals against tough competition. There were no easy goals here.

With a late goal getting the team within one point of a draw the team was buzzing and all the energy was with them, it looked like they might just get there. So close.  Hot, red, sweaty faces told the story of the effort the kids had put in. They did themselves and Pacific FC proud.  Never Give Up Eels!

Thanks to Jack Vardavas

Pacific FC would like to thank Jack for his efforts and contribution to the club, and especially the children over the years.  Jack has retired from coaching the Eels but he won’t be forgotten.  Over the past 3 years the Eels have won the 2016 Fair Play Award and also won the 2017 U11 C Grand Final.  Please join us in wishing Jack all the best for the future.

Pacific FC Team and Individual photos – Saturday 2nd June

Our friends at Sunshine Sports Photography will be at PLC on Saturday 2 June for team photos. This year we have gone for a new look! Photo envelopes will be given out this Saturday to every player. For packages available, go to: 

http://sunshinesports.com.au/packages.html

PFC Soccer Sponsors

Click here for all our sponsors: https://pacificsoccer.teamapp.com/documents/422394-sponsors-for-2018.

Pacific FC Contacts             

Matt Gigney (President)

Esta Styles (Vice President)

Jenny Lee (Canteen)

Lisa Ackerman (Registrar)

 

Louise Currey (Treasurer)

Rob Moffitt (Director of Coaching)

Zane Russell (Grounds)

Rita Williams

Paul McFadyen (Grounds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any queries, or if you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr Matt Gigney, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Marks Major Milestone!

This week marks a major milestone for the Club.  On Wednesday evening Tayla Gorham was successfully badged as a ‘National C’ umpire.  In the 11 months since obtaining her Junior C umpiring qualification, Tayla has progressed through four levels and is now able to umpire any CDNA game, junior or senior and has been selected as a CDNA representative umpire for inter-association games. 

Tayla has taken up the position of ‘Director of Umpiring’ on the club committee.  In this role, Tayla will be responsible for the development, mentoring and assessment of our umpire team - the PLC Walers.  The team consists of twelve girls who are badged Junior C, Junior B and Junior A.  These girls are responsible for umpiring the clubs games on a weekly basis, without which, the club would not be able to function.  We warmly congratulate Tayla or her achievement.

Our ladies team the ‘PLC Mighty Mares’ is proving to be great fun and an opportunity to meet other parents, teachers and friends from across the school community.  The team plays on a Tuesday night at the Caloundra Indoor Sports Centre.  A new season commences in July and we are looking to grow the player base and field a second side.  The sides are open to all skills levels and students born in 2004 and older.  In you are interested in joining please send me an email at plc@caloundranetball.asn.au.      

Our players of the week for 19 May 18 are:

  • PLC Mighty Mares – Allie Morgan;
  • PLC Thoroughbreds – Katie Graves;
  • PLC Arabians – Sophie Heidrich;
  • PLC Fillies – Gabby Rattey;
  • PLC Ponies – Ella Kidd;
  • PLC Palominos – Lilly Schreiweis;
  • PLC Mustangs – Mahony Hopewell;
  • PLC Pintos – Ava Gear.

Well done to all of our weekly winners. Stay up to date with face book https://www.facebook.com/PLCNetballClub.

Trevor Colton - President PLC Netball

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 www.flexischools.com.au and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

Tuckshop

Volunteers Required!

Calling all parents, grandparents and friends of the Pacific community! We would love to see some new faces at the Tuckshop this term! Your time and effort will be most appreciated by staff and students. If you are unsure about what is involved, please feel free to pop in, meet our Tuckshop Convenor and have a look around. There are jobs to suit everyone and it’s a great way to meet new people and lend a helping hand. Click here to download the Volunteer Form.

Ms Carrie Dickson, Tuckshop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

All Invited

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra

General Notices

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 ‘atcall’ accounts and there are no 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.

Red Shield Appeal

As we now move through to the end of May, the College is again asking students to show hope for the less fortunate members of our own community by supporting the Red Shield Appeal. Through the month we will be asking PCG and primary classes to bring in non-perishable food and personal items. These will be donated to the Caloundra Salvation Army and distributed to local families.

We are also asking students to collect for the Red Shield Appeal this Sunday 27th May 8.30am to 11.30am.              

Permission slips to take part in the collection have been sent home.  Additional forms can be collected from the Middle/Senior College Office.

The Salvation Army has allocated specific areas for Pacific students to collect in. We will be meeting at the Middle/Senior office. Groups of four students will travel, [with a parent] to each collection site and will collect in pairs.

Therefore, we are also in need of adult/parent drivers as the Salvation Army is unable to provide any drivers to assist us. In the past we have had an excellent response from students and parents to support the Christian hope offered by the Salvation Army.

Mrs Leanne Bevis, Administration Assistant – Middle/Senior College Office

Winter Warmers

 

If an early morning, barista made coffee and a delicious selection of sweets sounds enticing after school drop-off, why not stop by Coral Café and join the others from the PLC community for a chat, board game or simply relax in the alfresco dining area.  The student run café, opens daily from 7.30am til 8.20am. It’s found adjacent to the senior student drop-off zone, within the Home Economics Building.

Upcoming Dates

May

17      Years 3-6 Athletics Sprint Trials

20      St Mark’s @ Pacific Grow and Share – Prep Bibles (9.30am)

21      Years 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm-4.15pm)

22      Prep – Year 12 Photo Day and Friends of Pacific Meeting (6.30pm)

24      Years 3-6 Athletics – Discus Events

25-26  Senior Drama Production

27      Red Shield Door Knock Appeal

28      Years 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm-4.14pm)

29      ICAS Science Competition

31      Under Eights Morning

June

1        Caloundra Show Holiday

3        Thread: LEA Value – Compassion PERMA: Engagement, Relationships

4        Years 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm-4.15pm)

5        10-19 Years Regional Cross Country

6        Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival USC (9.20am-2.30pm)

8        Ensembles Concert