Compass No. 523 February 2019

From the Principal

Responsibility In The Digital World

Earlier this week, cyber safety expert Mrs Susan McLean gave powerful and meaningful presentations to all Year 4-12 students and to parents, later in the evening. Mrs McLean expressed the importance of using digital communication responsibly. This included being aware of legal requirements and being safe with whom and how we choose to communicate in the online environment. Living our values of care, dignity and respect for ourselves and others in all aspects of our lives, including the digital, is at the heart of living well in a highly connected world. 

In the online environment, God’s encouragement to “Love your neighbor as yourself” is particularly important. When communicating electronically it is easy to lose sight of the humanity of the other person. In extending care, dignity and respect to others in all contexts we enhance the humanity of ourselves and others.

Principal's Log

Parents, students and staff took many important messages from Mrs Susan McLean’s cyber safety messages. I encourage parents who attended the evening to share their learnings with their fellow parents who were unable to attend.

Two simple but important messages for parents and students were to put limits on the use of technology for everyone in the home including keeping bedrooms device free. Late night use of technology is likely to be less thoughtful, more harmful and impacts on our sleep patterns. Keeping a balance on the use of technology within the home and at school ensures we engage effectively in the richness of opportunity that abounds in the world around us. This is a continuously changing area and we appreciate the opportunity to have an expert like Mrs McLean come and present to our community. It is an area that the College continues to monitor and review practices to ensure that our students optimise their growth as whole people. We thank Mr Damien Evans and Mr Damian Davis who organised this important learning experience.

Congratulations to our Year 4 YACHTS students from 2018 who have been selected as finalists in the Queensland Museum’s Hatchery Crusaders Project. Well done to all YACHTS students who participated in this project, exploring ‘The Marine Plastic Problem’ and communicating important messages about limiting our use of plastics to enhance our marine environment.

Well done to our Year 7-12 students who participated with great enthusiasm in last week’s Inter-house Swimming Carnival. There was great spirit evident both in and out of the pool. Congratulations to Bula House for winning the carnival and Wira House for winning the Spirit Award. Thank you to Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mrs Natalie Campbell and PE staff for their organisation and leadership, teachers for their assistance in coordinating the day and parents for their support.

This week we have welcomed Mrs Steph Scarlett back as our Community Liaison and Communications Officer. We look forward to her assisting the College to continue to form strong, positive community connections.

May we reflect God’s love for us through the care, dignity and respect we show to others.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Ability to Respond

Every day, at school and home, children and young people have the ability to respond to life and show that they are becoming more adult-like in their decisions, choices and behaviour. For that matter, adults have that ability too. All of us have the opportunity to admit when we are wrong, own up to our mistakes and willingly go through the consequences of our actions in a way that we learn from them instead of making excuses for them. That’s what this thread, this positive value of personal responsibility is all about. Your ability to respond to people and situations around you in a way that shows growth and maturity.

In Matthew chapter seven, Jesus hones in on two ways of being responsible, by not judging others and what has been called the Golden Rule. Concerning judging others, Jesus says; “Do not judge, so that you will not be judged…Take the log out of your own eye”. And Jesus words in what has been described as the Golden Rule is; “Do to others as you would have them do to you”.

When we judge another person, usually over something small, there is a huge plank in our eye that’s obvious to others, especially to God. The problem is that we don’t see it; we cannot see it, we are blind to it. We can only see the fault in the other person. So, if we think of responsibility as the ability to respond to others, we need to move past the log in our eye, judging others and begin to focus on finding ways to grow and better ourselves so that we can be of benefit to the needs of others. This leads to this second statement of Jesus, the Golden Rule. Jesus’ shows us a different way of life here. We do to others, the things that we would want them to be doing to us. Jesus teaches us a way of mutuality, of caring for the other person. By thinking of the other person and how our behaviour affects them, we are demonstrating the worth, the value, the dignity we see in each other as human beings; that each of us is created in the image of God and is to be treated in such a way.

Each of us has the ability to respond to others in a way that does not judge and look down on the other but treats the other in a way we would want to be treated. The way that Jesus treats people with care, dignity, respect, love and forgiveness. How are you going to grow in this thread of responsibility today? I pray that you would learn and grow in it with the help and grace of our Lord Jesus who has the ability to respond to all of our needs and weaknesses with grace. Amen.

First Communion

Grow and Share Service

This Sunday, we welcome Kindy families to the Pacific community at a special ‘Grow and Share’ service with St Mark’s Lutheran Church. The service will be held at Pacific from 9.30am in the College music rooms. Entry is via Red Cedar Drive. All families are welcome to attend.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor 

From the Head of Senior Students

The First Follower

It has been a busy start to the year in the Senior College with a variety of important events already having taken place. Over the past three weeks, the Year 10-12 students and parents were invited to their respective information evenings to learn important details about curriculum and tertiary requirements. We encourage all students and parents to speak with our Careers Counsellor, Mrs Wanda Hayes or our Director of Teaching and Learning, Ms Sue Arahill if they have any questions or concerns about study pathways, subject selections and/or tertiary information. We thank Mrs Hayes and Ms Arahill for their time at these information evenings.

Last week, the Year 12 cohort continued their connection with their Year 2 buddies as they came together for the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The Year 12 students were as excited as their Year 2 counterparts and it was an entertaining lunchtime witnessing the interactions between these groups. We commend the Year 12 students on their mature approach to working with their buddies. A special thank you also to Year 2 Teachers Mrs Leonie Prout, Mrs Jodie Connors and Mrs Tanya Graves for their organisation of the day. We all look forward to the next time they come together, later in the term.

On Tuesday, I also had the privilege of attending the annual Ecumenical Service (a worship service bringing together all of the independent schools on the Sunshine Coast), with the College Captains. It was an excellent service that focused on the need for leadership and service that is reliant on God’s help and assistance. There were strong themes of compassion, kindness, peace and gratitude, and it was a timely message for us all as we begin a new school year. It was also a great opportunity for the College Captains to connect with leaders of other schools from around the Coast, particularly with those they had interactions with at the Enthuse Camp earlier in the year. Well done to the Pacific College Captains for their involvement and the professional way that they participated in the service. I pray that we all take these messages forward with us, especially in the busyness of the school year.

God bless.

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

Celebrating with our Students at Assembly

Each week at the Junior College Assembly, we present awards to students to celebrate their growth across the many varied areas of the curriculum. This year we have moved from a combination of ‘You Can Do It’ awards and ‘Star of the Week’ awards to one award focussing on values / character strengths and social-emotional skills for success, relationships and wellbeing.

The new award is closely linked to the lessons taught weekly in the new Program Achieve Curriculum. Key features of the program include:

  • It’s used worldwide – during the past 25 years, over 1,000,000 students of all ages have participated in the program.
  • Student benefits – when successfully implemented, students become resilient, confident, organised, persistent and get along better. As a result, their motivation, achievement and wellbeing improve.
  • Australian Curriculum – aligned to the Personal and Social Capabilities learning framework of the Australian National Curriculum (ACARA).
  • Recognised – by the Australian Government’s Kids Matter Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative as a best practice program.

We look forward to celebrating together at Assembly.

Mrs Sue Zweck, Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

Important Notices

Immunisation Program

Ozcare is providing free vaccinations conducted by an authorised team of Registered Nurses for all Year 7 and Year 10 students as part of Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisation Program. All Year 7 and Year 10 students are being offered free vaccinations as recommended on the National Immunisation Program to protect against vaccine preventable diseases.

Year 7 students will be offered human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. Year 10 students will be offered meningococcal ACWY vaccination.

A consent pack has been sent home. Please read the information booklet carefully, sign the consent card and return the consent card to the school nurse by this Friday 22nd February 2019.

For more information about diseases, vaccines or School Immunisation Program, visit www.health.qld.gov.au or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Please note these vaccinations are being held Thursday 28th March 2019 and not Thursday 28th February as listed in the school calendar.

Mrs Maree Hooper and Mrs Sharon Middleton, School Nurses

Casual Clothes Day

A Casual Clothes Day will be held on Tuesday 26th February to raise money for those affected by the recent floods in Townsville. Full details are in the following flyer:

Food for Thought

Facing Battles

Sheltering your children might do more harm than good. Sometimes children need to face their own battles. Learn more at: https://www.psychologytoday.com.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

We warmly welcomed both new friends and continuing members at the opening Friends of Pacific meeting on Tuesday night. It was wonderful to see the strong connections already within the group. We thank Director of Students and Head of Middle College Students, Mr Ben Ryan for sharing his journey and his vision for students at the College. We were also extremely privileged to receive a tour of the new building including a behind-the-scenes look at the Health Centre, Administration areas and Year 5 classrooms. We thank Dr Bronwyn Dolling and Pastor Tim for their continued support in 2019 and look forward to growing Friends of Pacific.

Parent Representatives

In the coming weeks, the College will be calling upon our P-12 parents to represent their class or year level as parent reps. We thank in advance the parents who will freely give their time to organise additional social gatherings and communicate with their year levels.

Events

We thank FoP Vice Chair, Allyson who has already helped with catering at the two recent swimming carnivals. The gift of Allyson’s time is much appreciated by the staff and volunteers of the College.

In June this year, we’ll see the return of our Golf Day at Pelican Waters with Erin and Darren Carter helping out with the logistics. We’ll also have the return of our famous Trivia Night in August. We are also aiming to support a Junior College Event such as a disco as well as our annual Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls and carnival BBQs. These are events that foster friendships and aim to draw the community together.

On a more practical level in 2019, FoP hopes to complete the FoP shed with insulation to ensure the workspace and storage area is a comfortable environment for our volunteers. We are also working to realign our current OCEANfest Facebook page to a Friends of Page page. Each FoP event will then be highlighted in its own right. We aim to also lend support, where possible, to the Recycle for Change Program within the College.

Our next meeting is set down for Tuesday 20th March at 6.30pm in the College Library. All are welcome to attend.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Junior College

2018 YACHTS (Young Achievers Actively Honing Thinking Skills) Update

In Term 4 2018, selected students participated in a STEAM – Literacy Project titled, ‘The Hatchery Crusade’. In Stage 1 of the project, students explored structural and behavioural adaptations of loggerhead turtles and how these assisted turtles to survive. They also focused on the feeding and nesting habitats of the loggerhead turtle, as well as creating food chains and food webs. Students investigated why loggerhead turtles are listed as an endangered species and explored some of the things that we can do to protect the future of the loggerhead turtle.

Stage 2 of the project saw students inquire into ‘The Marine Plastic Problem’. Students delved into how plastics get into our oceans and what we can do as both individuals and a community to reduce plastic pollution. They identified organisations and community groups that are already addressing the plastic problem and raising public awareness in this area. Students researched the difference between macroplastics, microplastics, microbeads and nanoplastics and how they can be harmful to our marine life.

In Stage 3, students completed culminating pieces. Each year level designed and built an art piece, using recycled plastic as a component and entered their culminating pieces into the World Science Festival, which is being held in Brisbane from 20-24 March 2019. We have just been notified that our Year 4 YACHTS entry, Plastic Tomb, has made the finals and the students have been invited to attend a special finalist ceremony in March at the Queensland Museum.

Congratulations not only to these entrants, but to all students who’ve completed this rich project. Please see below photographs of each piece, along with the artist statements for each.

Year 3, 2018

Our collage, ‘Life Through a Lens’, depicts a flotilla of loggerhead turtles who are dying because of the plastic pollution within our oceans. Each turtle was constructed using collaged recycled plastic that we collected from local beaches and waterways to demonstrate the plight of the loggerhead turtle. Each individual turtle is viewed through its own plastic lens, which is trapping the turtle beneath and squeezing the life from each one. Our world is a plastic driven world and we use plastic for everything. We pay with it, play with it, clean, eat and write with it. We drive in it, click with it, measure, type and celebrate with it. But at what cost? One garbage truck of plastic enters our oceans every minute and is destroying the entire marine environment. Thus, the plastic lens is the controller, holding down each turtle, until eventually the turtles die and become extinct. This replicates what is currently happening in our global marine environment and offers a future glimpse of life without loggerheads. Is this the lens we want to keep for our future?

Year 4, 2018

Our sculpture, ‘Plastic Tomb’, displays a turtle made from recycled plastic. Within his stomach sits bits of plastic that he has eaten, perhaps mistaking them for jellyfish. This has led to his death and we can see his body rotting, as represented with iron filing paint and rust treatment upon certain sections. His final plastic curse, the plastic container he is encased within, marks his tomb.

Our ocean floor features a collection of found plastic objects, inspired by environmental artist, John Dahlson. The design represents our own East Australian Current which brings the warm waters of the Coral Sea southwards to mix with the cool temperate waters of the Tasman Sea. We’ve represented the warm Coral Sea in warm colours of gold, red and yellow, whilst we’ve added in the blue and green cool colours to represent the cooler Tasman Sea. Our loggerhead turtle has met his fate in the East Australian Current, which is not only transporting marine life, but also unwanted and dangerous plastic within it, represented by our use of recycled plastic pieces to represent the huge amount of macroplastics, microplastics, nanoplastics and microbeads within our marine environment.

Year 5, 2018

Our sculpture and photograph, ‘Homecoming’, depicts a bale of loggerhead turtles returning home to waters off the coast near Caloundra. Visible within the print are not only the turtles, but bits of macroplastic floating within the ocean. These bits of plastic were collected by us at local beaches and waterways on the Sunshine Coast, where art imitated life, as we imitated conservation groups and scientists who collect plastic debris from oceans for research and preservation of animals and environments. The turtles are struggling to swim through the plastic, which is constricting them and tricking them.

Mrs Christine Doyle, Head of Teaching & Learning (3-5) and Yachts Coordinator (3-5)

Secondary College

Afterschool Mathematics Tutoring

Afterschool Mathematics Tutoring is held in L14 every Monday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. All students from Years 6-12 are welcome. Please bring homework or other study.

Mr Adam Doyle, Head of Department Mathematics

STEM

Last week, our Year 10 STEM class travelled to the QUT Gardens Point Campus to take part in a workshop run by the QUT ambassador program. Our workshop, ‘Arduino – Cars of the Future’, introduced students to the basics of programming logic and processes and culminated in a car race where our students navigated a driverless Arduino car round a track. Students were taught computational modelling methods to control digital and analogue inputs and outputs along with sensors to plan the behaviour of their car along the route. Some of the topics covered included coding, electrical engineering, algebra, physics and problem solving.

Mr Wes Warner, Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, and Business

Mayor's Telstra Innovation Awards

The Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for Year 10-12 students to showcase their skills and bring creative ideas to life. Students can also connect with industry mentors to develop their entrepreneurial thinking skills. This program equips teams with contemporary experience, and teaches students how to make ideas commercial through:

  • following lean principles in product development; and
  • finding product market fit through design thinking.

There’s more than $10,000 in prizes to be won and the winning team and Outstanding Female Entrepreneur will receive an all-expenses-paid Telstra Experience in Sydney.

Interested students in Years 10-12 are asked to see Mr Wes Warner in the S Block staff room.

Mr Wes Warner, Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, and Business

Cultural News

Japanese

Japanese Teacher Assistant

Over the years, Pacific has been fortunate to have Japanese Teacher Assistants (JTAs) in our Japanese classrooms to assist in our students’ learning and to share their diverse cultural knowledge and experiences. We are currently seeking host families for potential JTAs in 2019. Host families must have a student(s) attending Pacific Lutheran College. The successful host family will be paid $150 a week to cover costs such as food and utilities. If you believe your family could make a Japanese person feel like a part of our community, please obtain an information pack and application form from Mrs Michiko Hauser in the S Block staffroom. Alternatively, please email mtoriyabe@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Inbound Exchange 

In Term 3, we will welcome two students from our sister school Seishin Gakuen who will complete their Term 3 studies at Pacific. Application forms to host the two inbound Seishin students were given out at last week’s split assembly. The host family must have a Pacific student in either Year 10 or Year 11 (they do not have to be studying Japanese to host). Whether it be three weeks or the full 10 weeks, if you are interested in hosting or require more information, please obtain an information pack and application form from Mrs Michiko Hauser in the S Block staffroom. Alternatively, please e-mail mtoriyabe@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Outbound Exchange

In Term 4, following the Inbound Exchange, we will be sending two Year 10 Japanese students to Seishin Gakuen for a 6-10 week exchange. Students who apply to go on the Outbound Exchange must be studying Japanese in Year 10 with the intent to continue their language studies into Year 11 and 12. Application forms for the Outbound Exchange can be obtained from Mrs Michiko Hauser in the S Block staffroom. Alternatively, please e-mail mtoriyabe@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Michiko Hauser, Head of 6-12 Japanese

Junior Sport (P-6)

SCISSA Sport

Monday afterschool SCISSA training will start next Monday 25th February (Week 5). Afterschool training dates for each term can be found on the College Calendar. In the event of wet weather on Monday, parents will be notified via text and email by morning tea as to whether SCISSA training will go ahead.

Students will begin to be sorted into teams within their sport in preparation for their first inter-school trial afternoon on Thursday, Week 7.

District Sport Trials

Students have until Friday 22nd February to register their interest in gaining selection into the following district sports:

  • Under 12 boys and girls basketball
  • Under 12 boys and girls soccer
  • Under 12 boys and girls touch football
  • Under 11 girls netball
  • Under 12 girls netball
  • Under 12 AFL
  • Under 12 boys and girls hockey

Many of these trials take place next week, so please email Mr Darren Hooper (dhooper@pacluth.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport (7-12)

Swimming Carnival

What a fantastic day we had last Thursday at the Year 7-12 Swimming Carnival! Student participation was exceptional and the atmosphere in the grand stand was electric. Congratulations to Bula House for winning overall and to Wira House for winning the House Spirit Trophy.

 Emma McEvoy and Taj Kelly were crowned Queen and King of the Pool following their performances in the 200m Individual medley events. Both races went right down to the last few strokes! 

Congratulations also to our age champions:

  • 12yrs Boys: 1st Oliver Grey, 2nd Sullivan Devine 
  • 12yrs Girls: 1st Ainslie Carter, 2nd Jessica Hutton
  • 13yrs Boys: 1st Logan Connolly, 2nd Scott Hiley
  • 13yrs Girls: 1st Macey Winter, 2nd Brianna Walsh
  • 14yrs Boys: 1st Tom Chapman, 2nd Ben McCormac
  • 14yrs Girls: 1st Emma McEvoy, 2nd Catalina Stylianou
  • 15yrs Boys: 1st Jason Wulff, 2nd Salvador Alfaro
  • 15yrs Girls: 1st Aliza Walsh, 2nd Jayda Lowe
  • 16yrs Boys: 1st Tom Grey, 2nd Noah Beasley
  • 16yrs Girls: 1st Cosi Winter, 2nd Jessica Farquhar
  • Open Boys: 1st Joseph Simpson, 2nd Laslo Martin
  • Open Girls: 1st Georgia Harle, 1st Camilla Bastad

We look forward to hearing how our District Team goes at the Independent District Carnival on Thursday night!

SCISSA Results - Wednesday 20th February

Team

Opposition

Result

Winner

MVP

Open Girls Soccer

MFAC

11-0

PLC

Camilla Bastard

Jnr Boys B Volleyball

SUN

2-1

PLC

Taj Turney

Int Girls A Volleyball

Game 1: GSLC

Game 2: SUN

0-2

2-1

GSLC

PLC

Tegan Graves

Cosi Winter

Jnr Girls Volleyball

MFAC

1-2

MFAC

Chantelle Page

Int Girls B Volleyball

SAAC

1-2

SAAC

Courtney Page

Jnr Boys A Volleyball

GSLC

0-2

GSLC

Riley Osborne

Int Boys A Volleyball

Game 1: GCC

Game 2: ILC

0-2

1-2

GCC

ILC

Elijah Modlin

Cody McMakin

Open Boys Soccer

GCC

1-1

DRAW

Will Howard

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport 

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

Pacific FC

Preparations continue for the commencement of the 2019 season. We sincerely thank the parents who have put up their hands up to manage and coach teams. Volunteers run our entire club and committee and this allows for us to engage professional coaching groups such as the ROAR and K3 Coaching to take additional sessions.

If you haven’t signed up yet, we do have a vacancy in U10 Vipers (boys born 2009, girls born 2008 or 2009).

To register, visit: https://registrations.sccsa.org.au/login. For further information, please email: PacificFC@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

 

Training

Please remember that players need shin pads, boots and their training gear to participate in training.

Our U14 Cobras kicked off their first training session with Coach Kristy on Tuesday. We look forward to a great season ahead where we can personalise the training and add in extra sessions.

First Games

Saturday 9th March 2019:

  • U6-U10 – Rooball Carnival
  • U11+ – Round 1 Grading Matches

Uniforms

Our wonderful Treasurer, Belinda and Uniform/Equipment Coordinator, Renae have worked tirelessly over the past weeks to ensure the uniforms and equipment are ready. Should you need socks, shorts, caps and/or another training shirt, please email: PacificFC@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Coaching Clinic

Coaches are encouraged to book in for the upcoming Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association Coach Education Clinics.

  • Clinic 1: Tuesday 12th March 6.00pm – 8.30pm Multisports (Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba)
  • Clinic 2: Tuesday 19th March 6.00pm – 8.30pm Currimundi (Frank McIvor Park, Gothic Parade Currimundi)
  • Clinic 3: Thursday 28th March 6.00pm – 8.30pm Multisports (Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba)

Topics covered include:

  • Approaches to coaching juniors;
  • Basic Rules of the Game;
  • The basics of planning, training and managing groups;
  • Basic passing, controlling and dribbling the ball;
  • Shooting;
  • Goal-Keeping; and
  • Basic attacking and defensive principles.

To book, email: PacificFC@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

 

 

ROAR Active Program

What a wonderful start for the Roar Active Program last Friday afternoon.

The ROAR Active Program offers highly skilled coaches and a structured program that caters to a variety of age groups and skill levels. There are only a few spots remaining so register online now.

The program costs $55 for four weeks and is held at the College.

Registering for the ROAR Active Program will also entitle you to one adult and one child ticket to a ROAR game.

Get all the latest information on the Pacific FC Facebook page or download our TEAM APP here.

Mr Matt Gigney, Pacific FC President

 

PLC Netball Club

Registrations for 2019 are filling very fast with the Club looking to field 10 teams this year. There are very limited places remaining for children born in 2007 (one), 2008 (two) and 2009 (one). If you would like to play, please email me directly: netballpresident@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

The Club has worked hard to keep costs to a minimum, with this year’s fees being $195.00 registration and $35.00 dress hire. Our fees are the lowest in CDNA.

The Club will hold trails this Saturday 23rd February from 3.00pm on the back courts at the College. The goal of the day is to select our teams for 2019. The day will also include the issuing of hire dresses, joining packs and a BBQ.

In other big news, PLC Netball has secured the services of Jadye Noble as our assistant and team coach of our second senior side. Jayde is an experience coach and is a former international player having represented Niue in the 2003 Netball World Cup held in Jamaica and is still an active player

The addition of Jayde to the existing team of Michelle Dufty and Emma Wakefield means we have three former International Players Coaching at Pacific! Securing these elite coaches will allow PLC Netball to use their experience to mentor and develop all of our coaches and players.

If you have any questions, please email me on netballpresident@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mr 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

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Service Notices

Pastor Ray, St Mark’s Lutheran Church

 

General Notices

LLL 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 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.

Pacific Fitness Club

Parents have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Pacific Fitness Hub’s classes! The classes are a great way to keep fit and make new friends.

  • Training: We will be offering a mix of various types of training, tailored to each individual, including high intensity, weights, cardio, core training, yoga/ flexibility.
  • Transformation: Mason will track your progress and achievement of your goals.  Functional fitness assessment, Body Composition measurement and goal related fitness assessment will be recorded at commencement and on completion.
  • Goals: Improve strength, increasing lean muscle, increasing endurance, mobility, flexibility, reducing body fat percentage, improving sleep, concentration and mood and increasing energy levels, nutrition changes.
  • Body Composition Tracking: This will assess important parameters for overall health and wellbeing.

For enquiries and registration please contact Mason on 0433 421 969 or email: kawanaforestfitness@gmail.com.

Upcoming Dates

February

22                    District Swimming 9 to 12 years (8.00am)

25                    Yr 7-12 Netball Begins

25                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15 – 4.15pm)

 

March

4                       Yr 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15 – 4.15pm)

8                       International Women’s Day Breakfast

11                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15 – 4.15pm)

12                    Primary Lutheran Swimming Carnival

14                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Trial Game

18                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15 – 4.15pm)

19                    Friends of Pacific

21                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Trial Game

25                    Yr 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15 – 4.15pm)