Compass No. 499 June 2018

From the Principal

Being Connected, Discovering Passions and Having Fun

One of the Search Institutes findings was that young people who spent three to four hours in sports, clubs or other organisations per week either at school or beyond optimised their wellbeing.  This is a key reason for the breadth and depth of co-curricular opportunity here at the College.  Through these connections young people can find areas of interest, discover personal strengths, develop relationships, enhance their social and emotional capacities and yes, have fun!

Like all things in life, it is the story of the three bears.  We can do too little and miss those opportunities for rejuvenation and refreshment or we can rush about and do too much, sapping ourselves of energy by leaving insufficient time for other areas of life including learning, work, family and rest.  Slowing down and being thoughtful and mindful in how we use our time to rejuvenate, refresh and connect is good for us all.  God has given us a great playground in which to thrive!

Principal's Log

It was a delight to finish last week being entertained by our musicians who moved us between drifting whimsically to toe tapping to rocking at the Ensemble’s Concert at the Kawana Community Centre.  The quality of string, brass, wind and percussion performances in both classical and contemporary styles showcased the talent of our musicians.  There has been great growth in the program and we congratulate our musicians and tutors for their passion and commitment.  We particularly thank Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Mr Adrian King, Mrs Helen Williams and Mr Steven Lake for their leadership of our program.  Thank you to Masters of Ceremonies Ryan Smart and Mikaela Swan who kept the night flowing with a mixture of humour and trivia and yes, we did enjoy the jokes!

Over the weekend our Year 6-8 robotics team performed extremely well against middle and senior school students from other Sunshine Coast schools in the Sunshine Coast Robotics Competition in the sumo division of the competition.  Adjusting their robotic devices throughout the day to take on the “sumo wrestlers” from other schools, Varsh Surapaneni (Year 8), Noah Taverner (Year 8) and Joshua Lusk (Year 6) defeated much older teams to finish in third place to two senior teams.  This was an outstanding effort and we congratulate the boys and Mrs Janine Stone on this achievement.

In a winning week our U13 Rugby boys acquitted themselves very well to win their grand-final.  After a tightly contested first half which saw the teams tied at half time, the boys kept their composure and played well as a team to score a number of well constructed tries to win 29 – 14.  Parents and staff have been delighted in the growth of the boy’s skills, teamwork and game awareness over the season. We congratulate the boys and coaches Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Jordan MacLeod on an outstanding season!

As we engage in the last quarter of this term it is important that we continue to make good use of learning time at home and at school.  The final two weeks of this term are important learning times where good habits and commitment to learning need to be maintained at home and at school.  It is sobering to think that casualness in the last two weeks in each term adds up to 8 weeks which is almost a term in itself.  Finishing well is an important life habit to develop and maintain.  Keeping routines to the end of term helps to reinforce this approach.

We thank God for the staff, parents and past students who give up their time to provide a rich breadth, depth and quality of opportunity for young people to flourish within the College. 

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Sheep and Goats

Then the people who have done what is right will answer him. ‘Lord,’ they will ask, ‘when did we see you hungry and feed you? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in? When did we see you needing clothes and give them to you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ (Matthew 25:37-39)

Calling someone an ‘old goat’ is usually a term of derision. Likewise, if someone is called a ‘sheep’ they are seen to be a person who blindly follows someone or something. Why would Jesus then use these terms of sheep and goats in this parable from Matthew Chapter 25?

In the parable we are told that; the Son of Man will separate people into two groups. He will be like a shepherd who separates the sheep form the goats. In terms of animals, goats are seen as cantankerous individuals who do their own thing while sheep are known to be animals who follow the leader. In this story Jesus uses these two types of animals to describe people who care for others who are hungry, thirsty, sick and imprisoned. Often the parable is interpreted simply in terms of who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. Sheep go heaven and goats go to hell. Indeed, Christianity is sometimes seen as a religion which is very black and white, where people are judged on whether they are good sheep or bad goats. However, the parable means much more than this. If we look honestly at our behaviour and actions sometimes there is a bit of goat in all of us and sometimes there is a bit of sheep in us. As Martin Luther put it we are saints and sinners at the same time. Sometimes we go ahead of God and do our own thing on our own terms, digging our heels in. We operate out of pride and our rebelliousness and act like cantankerous old goats. But at other times we realize we need to follow someone who makes sense of life and gives us purpose and meaning. We follow the good shepherd who cares for us and protects and provides for us. We act out of our faith and serve those around us. In the parable, the sheep did not know when they were being good and the good they were doing. They did not recognize that in caring for the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned, the least important ones, they were in fact caring for God himself.

This is key to interpreting this parable of the sheep and the goats. Christianity is not about being saved and going to heaven because you are a good person who does good works. Following Christ the good shepherd means we live in this world conscious of those who are in need and we serve others. The goodness we might display in how we live our lives comes from Jesus who lives in us. We serve others who are in need because God first serves us in Jesus who loves us and saves us. We serve others not to be rewarded or to get into heaven but because all people are worthy of our care and are created in God’s image.

Ps Tim Jarick, College Pastor 

From the Director of Students

Leadership Day

The Year 9 leaders recently attended a leadership day. Noah Beasley and Olivia Gartrell spoke about the experience at the Middle College assembly. This is what they said…

The character trait of leadership is quintessential and innate in all people. The nurturing of this quality is crucial to build confidence, humility and positivity and this nurturing is exactly what was applied through the immensely inspiring altitude day. Throughout the day, we heard inspirational speakers, discussed aspirations and goals as well as how to integrate positivity into every day. Being a leader isn’t about telling people what to do or think but paving a path of positivity and showing them the way to lead a better, happier life. Now, I’m sure you’re listening to me stand here and talk about happiness and positivity thinking “who cares”. But, let me assure you, the lessons the Year 9 leaders cohort learnt at the leadership day were of vast importance and will stay with us on our journey through school and later life. So, it is my privilege to pass these teachings on to you in a hope that you may also gain as much as I did from the altitude day experience. I encourage you to go out and meet new people. Share your experiences with others and always say yes. Take advantage of the opportunities supplied to you because you never know where they may take you. Having dreams and aspirations is of absolute importance in life. Take something that you’re passionate about and explore it as much as possible. Every person has the potential to take control and take action no matter the adversity that they face. So, you have the power to do what you want to do whether it be leading others, being a good role model, helping charities or just living a happy life. Any dream that you have is achievable as long as you care enough to take action. Take the steps towards your dream and eventually, you will make it. I don’t hope that you do what people tell you what to do or follow in the footsteps of others. But, it is my greatest hope and aspiration that people will take action towards their dreams no matter how large. So, walk away from this hall not worrying about your assignments or classes but, think about every step that you take and how that step no matter how small, is leading you to where you want to be. “Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.”

Thankyou

Noah Beasley

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” This famous quote from Dr Seuss, can be interpreted in various ways including leadership. However, on the 29th of May, the Year 9 leaders attended Altitude Day and we explored leadership and unlocking potential. By definition, leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organisation, but it is also about listening and making connections with others. We spent the day listening to guest speakers and doing small challenges. These small challenges allowed us to interact with other leaders from different schools. There is no denying that at times, the constant small talk fell silent and awkwardness arose. But by the end everyone had accepted that the best option was to put yourself out there and make conversation in order for the most beneficial outcome. The first guest speaker was Caitlyn Shadbolt, who spoke about her journey to follow her dreams and subsequently having a successful country singing career. Furthermore, Ben Pettingill, who became blind at the age-of-16, expressed the importance of not letting things hold you back. In fact, Ben received the world record for being the first blind man to complete a Spartan race untethered. Sometimes, society can be filled with immense negativity but Rowie Mcevoy found a way to block out that negativity and be happy everyday. There were numerous messages given to us, about taking opportunities, living your dreams and having a positive mindset.  These messages ring true to how we can approach our dreams, aspirations and adversities.

Olivia Gartrell

  

Mr Brendan Delaney, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

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 20th June 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.

Emotional resilience is essential to help deal with the daily confrontations with difficult people, making wrong choices, getting bad results, encountering negative situations that are beyond our control and struggling with day-to-day things that are boring, difficult or what we consider a waste of time.  As adults we generally face such difficulties with varying levels of resilience. Teaching children the skills to support the development of resilience is an important facet of growth and development.  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.

To Eliminate 'I Can't Be Bothered'

Explain to children that one of the greatest mistakes they can make is being afraid to make mistakes.  Explain that mistakes are a natural part of learning and that while it is good to do the best you can in your work, it is not helpful to insist that everything is done perfectly.  Explain that even the greatest scientists and inventors bumble and stumble their way to success.  For older children, you can also explain that demanding perfection of oneself leads one to be so worried that it lessens one’s ability to perform well.  Encourage students to develop the positive type of thinking called ‘Taking Risks.’  In Taking Risks, a person prefers to do his/her best but accepts that mistakes are inevitable and frequently important as one is learning something new.

Other suggestions for eliminating the need to be perfect:

  • Help children become more aware of their perfectionism and its negative effects on their anxiety.
  • Have children make a list of the things they always wanted to do but were afraid of not doing perfectly.  Encourage students to agree to try one of these activities.
  • Encourage children to identify areas of weakness.  Have them agree to try activities in these areas.  When they have attempted such an activity, point out that they now have evidence that they can tolerate doing things imperfectly.
  • Encourage children to stop ruminating about marks and, instead, to get involved in activities unrelated to school.
  • Teach children that there is a continuum of achievement and that achievement is not an all (perfection) or nothing (complete failure) outcome.  Encourage them to set goals at a place on the achievement continuum where they do not have to be the best in order to learn something and have fun.
  • Acknowledge and praise children for attempting things and not doing them perfectly.

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

Food for Thought

Online Pornography

The internet has opened a whole new world of content for youth and a new set of challenges for parents. Parental control on devices can help block access to specific websites and filter sexual content. But it’s also important to talk about which sites and Apps are okay for them to explore and which aren’t. Teens need to understand why they shouldn’t visit certain sites. Age-appropriate conversations about sexualised content can help your child better handle these risks and reinforce the importance of respectful relationships. https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-risks/online-pornography

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

CENT AUCTION COLLECTION

Once again, we will have one of the favourites at OCEANfest - the very popular Cent Auction!   To create the prizes for the Cent Auction, it begins with each junior class and pastoral care group collecting new, donated items based on a theme. Laundry baskets were distributed to each K to Year 6 classroom and these will be used to store the donated items. For Years 7-12, PCG groups are asked to decide upon a larger item and pool their money.  

There will be a PRIZE for the Kindy to Year 6 class with the most creative display that best matches their allocated Cent Auction theme. The winning class will be announced before the festival and will receive a Pizza Party!  Your class can either display the theme goods using a table, a wall or even the garden (if relevant) OR, your collection can be simply placed in the basket in the classroom. If you're planning an intricate display, also take a photo of your entry and email it along with your class name to FoP before July 20th. The goods will then be collected from the classrooms and Dr Dolling will judge the displays.  For a list of the basket themes, go to the OCEANfest website - https://www.pacificlutheran.qld.edu.au/news-events/oceanfest                                  

Aloha RAFFLE

Don’t forget, you could win this stunning 18ct white gold Tanzanite and Diamond ring valued at $5k from Sunstate Jewellers. There’s also a Hunt’s Fitness package worth over $2k and much more.

Tickets available soon!

Unlimited RIDE PASSES

Look out for our Unlimited Ride Passes coming out soon. With 11 fun-filled children’s entertainment and amusement rides on offer, the unlimited pass will prove to be great value!  

We also welcome back Harmony Landscapes as a silver package sponsor and thank Suzel from Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market for the use of the trestle tables again this year.  Shake it up Music has also generously agreed to support OCEANfest by running the sound system. The fabulous Mark from Shake it up Music will also MC for the evening.

We also gratefully acknowledge the support from the following businesses: Boat Shed Restaurant, Shine Beauty, Big Boing Indoor Trampoline Park, Rollerdrome Caloundra, Laserzone Kawana, Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas, Boost Juice Caloundra, Shine Oven Cleaning, Pinata Strawberry Farms, Burson Autoparts Caloundra, Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse Minyama and Rebel.

Next FoP 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

Outside School Hours Care

Holiday Programs

Are you looking for something fun for your children to do over the upcoming Holidays?  Pacific OSHC vacation care has a program that will keep children of all ages entertained all holidays.  We have fun incursions and excursions planned including going to the movies and bowling, as well as groups coming to the service, teaching us African dancing and a magician coming to blow us away with his magic.

We will also be busy cooking up a storm for our OSHC Kitchen Rules, being creative at our art show and cheering for either QLD or NSW on our State of Origin day.  These holidays are not to be missed.

You can download the full program and booking form from the College website, contact us via our email oshc@pacluth.qld.edu.au or call in to see us.

Mrs Natalie Sorbello, Educational Leader

Library News

Paddington Bear Party

Sixty years ago, a hat-wearing, marmalade-loving bear from Peru was launched upon the world with the publication of A Bear Called Paddington. Created by Michael Bond, he became a much-loved character all around the world, starring in over twenty books and two movies.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington and introduce a new generation to the loveable bear, Pacific Lutheran College Library invited our Year 2 students to a Paddington Party. Students brought their teddy bears and library staff dressed up as Paddington, Aunt Lucy, Mrs Brown and Mrs Bird.

The library was decorated with a London theme, with students presenting their railway tickets to get into Paddington Station.

To start the party, Year 4 students Summer-Rose Roberts-Burton and Maddy Walsh put on a short performance of the scene where Paddington first meets Mrs Brown. This gave those students who weren’t familiar with the story the chance to get some background.

Students then worked their way around four activity stations: making their own suitcase out of paper; decorating bear biscuits; creating a cardboard tube Paddington and playing pin the label on Paddington.

We finished the morning with a wonderful morning tea, provided by Mrs Colleen Beattie and Mrs Rhana Holt, including Paddington bear cupcakes, jars of gummi bears and a beautiful train made of cake and lollies.

Thanks, must also go to our Year 6 library monitors Kirrily Petfield, Ayrisa Jones, Kyla Chirgwin and Priya Miles for their invaluable assistance on the day.

 

Ms Nell Keen, Head of Library

Secondary College

The Telstra Mayors Technology Challenge 2018

For the third year in a row we have a team entered into the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Award representing Pacific Lutheran College. We were selected as one of the twelve finalist teams for 2018.

The team, consisting of Ryan Lancaster, Ben Summers, Baugdan Zolotar and Jasmyn Bryant have been working hard throughout the term to develop their submission into the competition.

For their submission, the group have developed a website for their concept, which could be used by a school to provide babysitting and tutoring by senior students in the school.  Students intending to offer their services would submit a curriculum vitae highlighting their achievements and showing availability for either babysitting or tutoring or both.Teachers and parents within the College community could use the site to book for a babysitter or a tutor selected from those available. References and recommendations would be part of the site. Low fees would be paid for the services. Students would receive the bulk of the booking fee though 10% of the fee would be used for fundraising for the ALWS.

The group have attended several after school sessions based on building a business and have submitted their early plans, a revised plan and also a video.

The finals are to be held next Wednesday evening, 20th June at the Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs where the teams put forward their three minute pitch.

Go team PLC!

Robotics Club

 

 

On Saturday 9th June Pacific took part in the Sunshine Coast Robotics Competition held at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosa. This was the first time Pacific Robotics Club has participated in the Competition. We entered the sumo division of the competition and the robotics club was represented by Varsh Surapaneni Year 8, Noah Taverner Year 8 and Joshua Lusk Yr 6. 90 teams were registered in the sumo division ranging from year 5 to year 12 in the one category.

In the sumo competition, two robots are set back to back, ten centimetres apart in a one metre diameter black circle with a white border. Once started, the robots try to push one another out of the ring and off the board. The robot program is completely autonomous.

When we arrived at the venue, the boys found the robot program was not working correctly and so they worked to rectify the problem. The boys worked throughout the day making minor modifications to optimise their robots’ performance.

In the first three ‘point rounds’ our team won each round and moved into the elimination finals. By the time we moved through elimination rounds to the eight remaining teams, we were amongst all seniors teams. One of our opponents had represented their school in America last year.

It was amazing to watch just how well the team form the College worked as a team. At the end of day they won 3rd place and were presented with a trophy on stage.

A huge congratulations to the three boys for their fantastic effort.

  

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of IT

Careers Department

Career News!

UQ Information session at Pacific Lutheran College

UQ will be presenting to senior students and interested parents on Thursday 21st June during a lunch time session regarding the transition from school to university. UQ will also be running a session for Year 10 students during their personal development lesson on tertiary study and pre-requisites under ATAR. Interested Year 10 parents are also welcome to attend. Please refer to the email sent this week for further details and to RSVP. Please note that information on the new ATAR and subject pre-requisites for Year 10 students moving into year 11 in 2019 will also be shared during the subject selection information evening on the first Tuesday evening of term 3 on 17th July at 6pm.

UQ Young Scholars Program

The University of Queensland offers the opportunity for academic extension and enrichment in a Young Scholars Program for Year 11 students. It is a five day residential camp at the St Lucia campus from Sunday 25th November to Thursday 29th November where students are challenged to think critically about major global issues in discussions and forums and to sample social, sporting and cultural activities whilst also being exposed to potential study areas. Visit https://young-scholars.uq.edu.au for further information. Closing date: 4pm Friday 10th August.

CQUniversity Start Uni Now (SUN)

SUN Term two 2018 applications now open – Start Uni Now (SUN) students gain an insight into university life and, after successful completion, may be eligible for direct entry to a wide range of CQUni courses (excludes quota managed courses).  Applications for Term Two (9 July – 5 October 2018) close on Friday 22 June 2018.  Find out how to apply and access more information about SUN: https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/study-areas/work-and-study-preparation/sun

QUT Engineering Link Program

The two-day Engineering Link Project invites Year 11 and 12 students to get hands on in university-level projects, working with practising engineers and experiencing activities that will open their eyes to possible career paths. QUT Garden Point campus Thursday 12 & Friday 13 July 2018, 8.45am start Cost: $66 (includes course, materials, lunches) https://www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study/do-you-advise-school-st... Applications open now.

Discover Griffith

19th June 4 - 6.30pm, Nathan campus and 21 June, Gold Coast campus

Find answers to all of your study questions at our Discover Griffith events. Tour the campus, find out about pathways to Griffith, chat with current students about university life, and talk to our staff about your study options. Discover what Griffith has to offer in a relaxed market atmosphere, with food, games and entertainment.  Find out more and reserve your place at griffith.edu.au/discover-Griffith

2019 scholarship applications open soon

Each year Griffith University provides more than 40 million dollars in direct financial support to help new and continuing students successfully complete their degrees. More than 600 scholarships are available to cover tuition, education and living expenses, and students can apply for multiple scholarships with just one application. Applications for 2019 open on 20 July 2018.  Explore scholarship options and apply online at griffith.edu.au/scholarships

Music and performing arts programs - new and simplified application process

Griffith University has simplified the application process for audition and admission to the Queensland Conservatorium. Now, applicants only need to apply through QTAC by 24 August 2018. If students have any questions regarding the new process, they should contact the Queensland Conservatorium at qcgu.programsupport@griffith.edu.au.  For more information on the new application process, audition requirements and dates visit griffith.edu.au/conservatorium-auditions

Mrs Natasha Purcell, Careers Counsellor

Junior Sport

3-6 Athletics Carnival

The rain managed to hold off just long enough last Wednesday for the 3-6 Athletics Carnival to be run out at The University of the Sunshine Coast athletics track. It was great to see a high level of student participation on the day and also a number of quality performances by some young up and coming Pacific athletes. A number of records were broken at the carnival which is always pleasing to see.

  

Congratulations to the following students who were named age champion or runner up in their respective age levels.

Age

Age Champion

Runner up

8 Boys

Hamish Carroll

Jackson Ackerman

8 Girls

Jaz Edmondstone

Tahlia Kelly

 

 

 

9 Boys

Lennon Biggs

Monty Palmer

9 Girls

Noella Finney

Holly Targarto

 

 

 

10 Boys

River Boyall

Jack Raymond

10 Girls

Alexandra Schlotterbach

Chloe Hughes

 

 

Zoe Woods

11 Boys

Darcy Connors

Patrick Dale

11 Girls

Danica Cockburn

Laayla McAuliffe

 

 

Indah Suseno

12 Boys

Kai Sorbello

Luke Harrys

12 Girls

Zara Grant

Macey Winter

 

Congratulations also to the following students who broke records on the day.

 

Age

Gender

Event

Name

New Record

8

Girls

Discus

Hamish Carroll

16.4m

8

Girls

400m

Jaz Edmondstone

1.20.31

8

Girls

200m

Jaz Edmondstone

36.65sec

8

Girls

Shot Putt

Tahlia Kelly

4.60m

8

Girls

Long Jump

Jaz Edmondstone

3.43m

8

Girls

High Jump

Jaz Edmondstone

1.00m

11

Girls

High Jump

Danica Cockburn

1.20m


Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport

7-12 SCISSA RESULTS Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Team

COACH

Opposition

Score

Winner

MVP

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Open Girls A

Mr Gary Graves

SCGS

0-2

SCGS

Katelyn Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Girls B

Ms Marg Gunn

ILC 1

2-1

PLC

Atlanta Hopewell

Open Boys A

#Deb Turner

SCGS

0-2

SCGS

Harry Turner

TENNIS

 

 

 

 

 

Open B Division

Mr Ben Dutton

ILC

40-4 (8-1)

PLC

Jackson Laverick

RUGBY

 

 

 

 

 

U15 Boys

Mr Josh Cummins

NCC

31-0

NCC

Ricky Way

U17 Girls

Mr Darren Hooper

GSLC

40-10

GSLC

Georgia Harle

U13 Boys

Mr Scott Crompton

St Teresa’s

29-14

PLC

Tom Johnson

 

Congratulations to our U13 Boys Rugby Union team who took out the Plate Final last night. A fantastic season from all the boys and a HUGE thank you to Mr Scott Crompton and Jordan MacLeod for their leadership of this team. We look forward to seeing these boys come together again next year! Well done!

 

PLC Club Sport

Soccer FC Update

This season has been a bit of a shocker for rained out games, especially for home games. We thank our volunteer helpers on Saturday for their superb effort in setting up and then packing up.  It was great to see the ladies who turned up early and got everything organised.  Belinda McCulloch brought her crew and she even had a friend from NSW visiting help us out…!

 Please click here to read more

 

 

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! If you can volunteer for only 45 minutes, (from 12.45 to 1.30pm) then we'd love to hear from you! We have volunteer positions available to serve at the front counter.  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

Confirmation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Mums Making a Difference


Three of our amazing teachers and one fabulous parent, have embarked on a fundraising enterprise with the secret mission of getting fit and healthy while aiding those less fortunate.

For the OXFAM Trailwalker Challenge, Mrs Tanya Graves, Mrs Lu Pollard, Mrs Libby Anderson and Mrs Fionna Van Hooff have all spent the last few months waking at the wee hours and hiking endlessly through trails, over coastal headlands and up and down mountain ranges. Their challenge has been to get fit and find time to focus on their own wellbeing.

Now our challenge is to raise the funds required to enter the challenge.  Each team needs to raise $1500 as a minimum, to donate towards Oxfam, an international charity organisation that assures it's funds.  Instead of just asking for donations we are selling bags, both plain or personalised for you and your family to use.

Buy one or more to take to the shops during the week or as a gift for the Grandparents in the future.  We have two styles, plain or personalised and a  short time to sell them. So, if you would like to donate to a good cause and in the process purchase a practical and purposeful gift/grocery bag, please go to the link below. 

Our fundraising cut-off date is June 14th, so please get in quickly to secure one of these great items:  https://chuffed.org/project/koolfeet-trailwalker

If you would simply like to donate to our page on the Oxfam site

https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/my/team/30163

Thank you in advance for all and any of your kind donations. 

 

Lu, Tanya, Libby and Fi, KooLFeeT Walking Team

Rookies2Reds Sunshine Coast Holiday Clinic

ROOKIES2REDS SUNSHINE COAST HOLIDAY CLINIC

  • VENUE: Noosa Dolphins Rugby Union Club
  • LOCATION: 1 Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach
  • AGE GROUPS: Little Legends, Future Stars, Junior Champs (5 - 12 Years old)
  • DATE: Wednesday 4 JULY
  • TIME: 9:00AM – 2:00PM COST: $60 per participant
West Ham United Oceania Academy 2018 Player ID Camp

WHEN: Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th July

WHERE: 462 Maroochydore Road, Kunda Park, QLD 4558

Cost $180 (includes camp t-shirt)

Boys and Girls ages 7-17

SESSION TIMES:  10.00am – 2.00pm (Lunch break 12.00 -12.30pm)

Bring a packed lunch, water bottle and sunscreen.

Registration: http:/ / georgecowiefootball.com/camps

Upcoming Dates

June

10       Thread: Youth Programs PERMA: Relationships Meaning

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

11-13  Middle College Exams

14       Years 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day 2

17       Thead: Youth Programs PERMA: Relationships, Meaning

18-19  Year 12 QCS Practice

20       P-2 Cross Country Carnival

21       Years 4-6 SCISSA Photos

22       Years 7-12 Athletics – Javelin, 1500m, 12yrs High Jump