Compass No. 530 April 2019

From the Principal

We Remember Them

It is heartening to see people of all ages pause to remember and respect the sacrifices made by past and present defence personnel and their families. Messages from past students Captain Jacob Frahn at our Middle and Senior College ANZAC Service and Pilot Officer Josh Sarvari at the Caloundra Dawn Service encouraged people to remember and value the freedoms that we have been given. 

We show that respect by living with courage and compassion, making the most of our gifts to better the lives of others and being grateful for the many gifts we have.

Principal's Log

Welcome to the start of Term 2 and particularly new students and their families. We also welcome Mr Rhys Hurren who comes to us from St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace as a Middle and Senior College Humanities and English teacher while Mrs Elley Wood is on maternity leave. We also welcome back Mr David Druery as Head of Staff and Students P-5 and Mrs Aleisha Tuaine as Head of Music.

Thank you to the many staff and students who took the time to participate in the ANZAC Day March on Thursday. Participation in these events is one small way that we can say thank you to our defence personnel. Thank you to our parents for your support and to Mrs Leanne Bevis for her overall organisation. Thank you to Pastor Tim Jarick and past student Captain Jacob Frahn for their meaningful messages as part of our College ANZAC Day services and to parent Mr Duncan Buchanan and RSL representatives Mrs Heather Christie and Mrs Melissa Evans and our musicians for their contribution to our services.

It was a delight on the last Friday of Term 1 to watch our Dance Academy team perform at the Get The Beat competition. Two pieces, beautifully choreographed by the students, showcased their skill, strength and elegance and saw them win first and second place in the high school large group lyrical section of the competition. Congratulations to the girls and teacher Mrs Kristy Astwick.

Our U12s rugby team also performed well over the break at the Armidale School Rugby Carnival, which involved more than a thousand students from Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and New South Wales. The boys were undefeated and won their division having only two tries scored against them for the entire carnival. This is a good achievement and we congratulate the boys who have been training hard since Term 4 last year. We thank Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Josh Cummins and Mr Scott Crompton for their coaching and leadership of the boys and the many parents who supported the team in Armidale. Thank you also to Mr Josh Danzey who assisted with the development of the boys leading up to the carnival.

We look forward to sharing Open Day with the broader community on Sunday. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the day to learn more about current and upcoming opportunities at the College and to invite new families who might be considering a Pacific education.

We say a prayer of thanks for those who have made sacrifices that we might live in peace. We pray that God would equip us to make the most of this freedom and our gifts for the betterment of others.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

ANZAC Day

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me - (Psalm 23:4 KJV)

“Dear Christian friends, ‘The valley of the shadow of death’ is a useful way of understanding what’s going on in our world this week. Our week began on Sunday morning as we delighted in the good news of Christ’s resurrection. By Sunday evening, however, a dark shadow came over us as we heard about the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka, which particularly targeted Christians celebrating Easter, just as we had done a few hours earlier. The cloud grew darker as the number of bombs, deaths, and injuries grew. This does not feel far away from us, our colleagues, our friends and our families. The cloud is particularly worrisome so soon after the terrible massacre in Christchurch just a few weeks ago.

Australians and New Zealanders will soon divert their attention to ANZAC Day. Coming so soon after Easter, there is tension between our faith in the unending joy of Christ and the ongoing experience of terror and war. How can we reconcile these conflicting realities?

There’s no easy answer. Humans are complex. We live in continual contradiction. It’s not as though we are on some straight, broad highway to heaven. For a century or two, during the age of science, we imagined that we were on a continuous, self-propelled trajectory of onward and upward progress. We would solve our problems and everything would inevitably get better. But now in the 21st century, things feel different, as we are drawn back to more primitive, brutal realities which centuries of advancement in science and civilisation have not solved at the source.

Another way of describing our paradox is the ‘now’ and the ‘not yet’. We live in two realities. The resurrection is real. God has cured our terminal disease and raised us from death. Our new life is eternal. But we still live in time, in this world and things here aren’t complete. So, for now we still suffer and the world suffers with us. What’s more, God also suffers, as we heard, once again, during Holy Week.

On Thursday we will remember those who gave their lives in sacrifice for their countries in war. ANZAC Day is a largely military event, but it does not glorify war. It’s a simple fact that we enjoy substantial freedoms because of the sacrifices made by service personnel and conscripts when our countries were at risk. Our freedom rests on what they have done for us, and that fact alone should fill us with humility and gratitude. Yet we want to show that gratitude without glorifying war itself, the motives that stimulate such aggression, or the weaponry which can kill so many. This is an important yet delicate distinction for Christians, who believe that Christ loves the world and died, not only for us, but also for our enemies. In fact, He died especially for those who have no love for him, or for us, for that matter.

And to those men and women who have served or still serve in the Defence Forces, thank you. Very few of us in civilian life know the sacrifices you make and how much those sacrifices cost you and your families. You pay a big price, sometimes including your mental and physical health, yet you lay down your life for us, and we are grateful. So we honour you this ANZAC Day and we pledge to support you in prayer and through living diligently and honourably as citizens of the society you protect.

God bless each of us this week as we pass through ‘the valley of the shadow of death’. We will remain confident because our week began with the resurrection. As the days pass we may be afraid sometimes, just as Jesus’ own disciples were afraid (see Mark 16:8), but our future is secure through the sacrifice of God’s only Son. Because of Him, the valley of the shadow of death will not rob us of our safety or our life.”

*Extracted from a devotion written by Rev. John Henderson, the Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Lifelong Service

We welcome all members of the Pacific community back for Term 2 and hope that our students are suitably refreshed and energized to give of themselves in the various domains of College life in making a positive difference.

We live in a world that has become increasingly focused on what we can take from it rather than what we can give back. The pull of the materialistic culture has, in numerous ways, restricted us from what it truly means to live in community. Moreover, the all-consuming social media age has us only a click away from knowing everyone’s business, whether we have asked for it or not. Whilst as a society we continue to observe and reap the benefits of the advancements in technology and digitisation of our daily lives, sadly for many their currency of value and self-worth is based on the number of likes a post of theirs receives.

Thankfully though, within a Lutheran Education and specifically at Pacific, students of all ages are provided with the opportunity to give back to their community and develop a sense of purpose, meaning and self-worth in the service they give to others. Therefore, it is with a real sense of gratitude that we thank those students who will give up their Sunday afternoon to showcase the College to prospective families. Indeed, through their service to the College community they are living out not only one of the core values of a Lutheran Education, but also one of the key messages from the Scriptures; “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).

Service involves giving rather than taking, responding to the needs of others and performing acts without seeking reward or recognition. Certainly, it is the challenge for Pacific students to commit to lifelong service opportunities to make a difference in the world they live. Significantly, commemorating ANZAC Day is a poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice the many men and women paid in serving their country. We thank 2010 Graduate and member of the armed forces, Captain Jacob Frahn for providing his insights into what it means to serve his country. Similarly, we thank all students and family members for their involvement in the ANZAC Day march and other commemorative services this week.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to Term 2, we hope you had an enjoyable and a refreshing time with family over the Easter holidays. A special thank you to Mr Damian Davis for adeptly filled my role whilst I was on long service leave in Term 1. It is exciting to be back at the College for the new term. 

Open Day

Open Day is this Sunday 28th April. The College campus will be open for students, families and prospective families from 12.30pm. A great variety of displays and activities have been planned to highlight the many and varied aspects of education at the College.

You Can Do It

This term, the focus for students across Years 1-5 is relationships while Prep students will focus on getting along and organisation. In all aspects of life and particularly in an educational context, positive relationships are fundamental in helping young people to be happy, successful and confident. The importance of these relationships cannot be over-emphasised.

Students will investigate the values of good character, measure and discuss character strengths, putting values into action, getting along with others, making friends, solving people problems and enhancing empathy. Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg suggests that attaining empathy is rated along with gratitude and living in the present as being the three elements needed by individuals to be happy.

Parents can access information regarding the You Can Do It (YCDI) Program at: https://youcandoiteducation.com.au/mod/page/view.php?id=170. The YCDI program will also be highlighted in the Year 3 learning space on Open Day this Sunday.

Uniforms

Students in Years 1-5 may only wear their sports uniform to school on the days they have HPE. Years 4 and 5 students may also wear their HPE uniforms to school on Thursdays. There may also be occasions during the year when students are required to wear their sports uniform to school. On all other occasions, students should attend school in their formal uniform.

If for some reason your child is unable to wear the correct uniform, please send a note to your child’s class teacher. A uniform reminder letter will be forwarded to parents whose children are in the wrong uniform without a note.

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

Food for Thought

Teens Suffer Highest Rates of FOMO

Surveyed teens report fearing their friends were having more rewarding experiences than them (54%), being worried when they find out their friends are having fun without them (60%) and being bothered when they miss out on a planned get together (63%). These results are concerning and have a direct correlation to the use of social media. Learn more at: https://www.psychology.org.au/news/media_releases/8Nov2015-fomo/#.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Outside School Hours Care

Vacation Care

During Vacation Care these holidays, our main focus was sustainability. Children were exposed to different experiences from the outside community including the Recycle Man Show and an excursion to Woolworths Currimundi. Sustainability will continue to be the main focus this term and embedded into our weekly program. We encourage all families to donate your 10c bottles and cans to help children raise funds for their community garden. The garden will be up and running very soon. We are still preparing the area to ensure our plants have a beautiful healthy environment to grow. We invite all families to visit OSHC and have a look at our Environment Research Centre and also our Recycle Station, either before or after school or during Open Day this Sunday.

Mrs Natalie Sorbello, Educational Leader OSHC/Vacation Care

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Thank you to all who attended the April meeting on Tuesday night. It was especially good to see a few new faces! Thank you also to Anita Edmonds who has volunteered as a Year 9 Parent Representative. Our Parent Representatives are an important part of College life and we encourage you to support them.

We have a busy Term 2 coming up and following have provided an overview of events:

First up is the Pacific Open Day this Sunday 28th April from 12.30pm – 3.30pm. We are running a BBQ and drinks stand, so please let your friends know they can buy lunch on the day.

Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers will be available next week from 1st May. Collection boxes will be outside Prep, the Wellbeing Centre and in the College library.

FoP will host a Mother's Day Stall on Tuesday 7th May (P-5) and Thursday 9th May (Year 6-12). Our Year 4 parents will be organising the stalls, so we thank them in advance. Prep to Year 5 students will visit the stall in their class groups, while Year 6-12 students can visit the stall during morning tea. All gifts are $5 each.

We will also support the Athletics Carnivals with a BBQ and drinks stall on Wednesday 8th May (Years 3-6) and Friday 26th July (Years 7-12).

The Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day is on Sunday 9th June at the Pelican Waters Golf Club. We are very excited to have IBN Private as our Corporate Sponsor for the event. Fiona (Year 5 Parent Representative) and Scott have supported the College in various ways over the years and we warmly welcome them to lead this event. The Golf Day has been designed particularly for parents to connect. We'd love to see a team of four from each year level, so please share the event with your class/year level and encourage maximum participation. The event is now set up on the College Facebook page  and we’ve attached the link to the Registration Form for easy booking. The registration fee includes a cart, brunch and a meal at the 19th. It will be a whole lot of fun, so gather your team together now!

Our Trivia Night is also set for Saturday 17th August. More details will follow later this term.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Library News

Books Help Deal With Difficult Topics

Books are often a useful way to introduce a difficult topic to children or to help children understand their emotions when faced with a problem. Reading a book together allows for opportunities to discuss what is happening, what the characters are feeling and how they cope with their feelings. The library has a number of books on topics such as:

  • Visiting the hospital or dentist;
  • Dealing with the loss of a loved one or pet;
  • Coping with changes such as starting a new school or moving house;
  • Family issues such as divorce or step-families; and
  • Being diagnosed with a medical or learning condition.

Ask the library staff for recommendations.

Experience Virtual Reality on Open Day

Come to the library on Open Day to experience a selection of our virtual reality apps. The following apps will be available:

  • Titans of Space: explore the wonders of the solar system.
  • Discover Egypt: uncover the secrets of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
  • Dreams of Dali: step inside the surreal painting of Salvador Dali.
  • The Blu: encounter the creatures of the deep.
  • Airborne 1944: experience being a paratrooper on D-Day.
New Virtual Reality Apps

The following apps are now available in our Virtual Reality Zone:

  • Greenland Melting: experience being in Greenland, standing in front of a glacier, flying over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface to see what NASA’s studies are revealing.
  • Angry Birds: join Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues to save the stolen eggs in Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, an immersive VR adventure!
  • Lullaby of Colours: feeling stressed? Find and catch the bouncing spheres to visit different worlds. Fly through breathtakingly beautiful worlds of endless sweet-tasting colours and gentle sounds.
  • Acrophobia: Do you have a courage to walk on the steel frame between two high buildings?
  • It’s A Trap: Can you survive the deadly traps in unexplored catacombs? Test your wisdom, courage and moves in a real challenge.

Ms Nell Keen, Head of Library

Secondary College

Japanese Outbound Exchange 2019

We congratulate Alex Jose and Holly Ubrihien who have been successfully selected to participate in the Japanese Outbound Exchange Program in Term 4 this year. Holly and Alex will be spending six weeks at our sister school Seishin Gakuen, immersing themselves in Japanese school life. We wish both students all the best as they begin preparing for their exchange.

Mrs Michiko Hauser, Head of Japanese 6-12

Cultural News

Oklahoma!

Pacific Lutheran College is excited to bring the golden-era musical production of Oklahoma! to the stage in its 75th anniversary year.

Set just after the turn of the 20th Century in America’s romanticised Western Frontier, spirited rivalry among local farmers and cowboys sets the backdrop for two burgeoning love stories. Curly is a handsome cowboy who has his sights set on the beautiful farm girl Laurey, but Jud Fry is also vying for Laurey’s love. Ado Annie is engaged to Ali Hakim but she has second thoughts when Will Parker enters her life. The road to true love is anything but smooth in Oklahoma!

With a professional orchestra, the show’s musical score will have audiences singing along to this Broadway Box Office smash! Featuring classics such as ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ and ‘People Will Say We’re In Love’ as well as exciting staging and brilliant costumes, Pacific’s cast of 38 students bring Oklahoma’s colourful characters to life with heartfelt performances.

Tickets are on sale now! To book, visit: https://theeventscentre.com.au/product/pacific-lutheran-college-oklahoma/.

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director

Careers Department

University Programs for School Students

Universities offer a range of programs for secondary school students. Registrations are now open (or will open soon) for many of these, as detailed below. Please check dates carefully before registering.

USC Head Start Program

Headstart is a transition program for Year 11 and 12 students to study USC courses while still completing high school. View the available courses at: https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/headstart-program-year-11-and-12-students/choosing-a-course.

Year 11 students can apply now to do a Headstart subject in Semester 2 this year. Applications close on 30th April. Please see Mrs Wanda Hayes if you are applying, as you will need a school recommendation as part of your application. (NOTE: you can also do a Headstart subject in Semester 1 in Year 12 – applications for that semester will not open until later in the year.)

UQ: Careers that Shape the World Event

This event will be held on Tuesday 4th June 2019. It provides Year 11 and 12 students with seminars on a range of study topics that will help them discover the careers that are right for them. This is a popular event so it is important to register early. Explore the available options at: https://www.uq.edu.au/shape-your-world/.

UQ: FEAST

FEAST is a five-day residential program held at the UQ Gatton Campus for students in Years 10-12 who are interested in agriculture, animals, vet science, food and/or the environment. It will be held from 30th June 2019 – 4th July 2019. This is a popular program, so register now at: https://science.uq.edu.au/event/feast.

QUT: Vice-Chancellor's STEM Camp

This free, five-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp is for high achieving Year 11 students. It will be held from Sunday 29th September – Friday 4th October 2019. During the camp, students will work with QUT researchers and current students and engage in solving some of the major challenges facing our society and planet today. QUT can also provide accommodation and transport options for rural and regional students. Applications open soon. For more information, visit: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/career-advisers-and-teachers/stem-for-schools/vice-chancellors-stem-camp.

UQ: Experience Science

Experience Science is a free event that provides students in Years 10-12 with the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life. The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. Experience Science will be held on Friday 12th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July. For further details and to register, visit: https://science.uq.edu.au/experience-science.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2019

NYSF is a 12-day residential program that runs during the summer school holidays each January in Brisbane and Canberra. The program is for students entering Year 12 who are passionate about STEM. It aims to show participants the wide variety of study and career options in STEM fields. Students apply to attend this program through their local Rotary Club. Expressions of interest are now open and will close on 31st May 2019. For full details, visit: https://www.nysf.edu.au/programs/year-12-program/.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Careers Counsellor

Junior Sport (P-6)

Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival Presentations

Due to the wet conditions at the Year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival on the last day of Term 1, we were unable to present the age champion medallions and overall champion house trophy. These presentations will be made next Monday morning at the Junior College Assembly in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend these presentations.

District Cross Country Carnival

Next Tuesday 30th April is the Independent District Cross Country Carnival. This year’s carnival will be held at the Big Pineapple Fields, opposite The Big Pineapple Complex (76 Nambour Connection Road).

Students were selected based on their Cross Country Carnival results and have been notified via CareMonkey. The 9-12 years carnival starts at 12.00pm and the team will depart Pacific at 10.30am. Students need to make their way out to the front bus stop at the start of morning tea.

Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival and Trials

The Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival will be held early this term on Wednesday 8th May. This is to accommodate the National Athletics Carnival in Darwin this year.

Next Thursday during sport, students will trial in 100m and 200m sprint races to determine A, B and C division for our carnival. During this time, they will also compete in their discus event. Students need to wear their house shirts on this day.

Normally Under 12 students are selected for district and state based on times and distances from both College Carnivals. However, this is not possible due to the timing this year. To allow all students born 2007 the chance at selection, all Under 12 Year 7 students wishing to be selected to represent Pacific at the Independent District and Lutheran Athletics Carnival will need to compete at the Year 3-6 Carnival. However, please note these students will not be eligible for age championship points, event points or ribbons at this carnival as this is just a selection trial. Year 7 students will still have the opportunity to compete for age champion points, ribbons and house points at the Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival next term.

Armidale Rugby Carnival

During the Easter school holidays, 20 excited Pacific boys attended the Armidale School Rugby Carnival. This is the eleventh year we have participated in the carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Australia for Under 12s with over 1000 students from Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and New South Wales competing. 

The Pacific team began training in Term 4 last year and the skill level of the team has greatly improved as a result of these sessions.

  

At the carnival all teams play four games on Saturday and one final game on the Sunday. Pacific recorded four wins, one draw and had only two tries scored against them for the entire carnival.

The results from each game were as follows:

  • Game 1: Pacific 0 – Highland Goats 0
  • Game 2: Pacific 29 – Riverview College 12
  • Game 3: Pacific 5 – Padua College 0
  • Game 4: Pacific 63 – The Armidale School 0
  • Grand Final: Pacific 10 – Wollongbar Alstonville 0

At the end of the carnival, Pacific were named overall champions in their division of ten schools and clubs which is a huge achievement. We congratulate all team members on their performance.

A special mention must go to the Pacific coaches who gave up their time training the boys in the lead up to the carnival and over the weekend of the carnival. Thank you to Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Josh Cummins.

Thank you also to the large numbers of parents and supporters who travelled to Armidale for the weekend to cheer on the team. Your support and encouragement were greatly appreciated by the players and coaches.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Rookies2Reds

Starting later this term, there is an opportunity for students aged 5-11 to be a part of the Rookies2Reds program delivered by Queensland Rugby Union. This fun and safe program is facilitated for one hour each week over a five-week period with sessions commencing after school from Monday 27th May to Monday 24th June 2019.

This program is designed to establish base level rugby skills such as passing, kicking and match play. Participants will receive a ‘Rookies2Reds’ pack for completing the program, which includes:

  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Rugby Ball and pump
  • Water bottle
  • Family pass to a reds home game, valued at $120

The cost is $60. Registrations and payments can be made online at: https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/1957/org.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Mr Josh Cummins at: jcummins@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mr Josh Cummins, Rugby Coordinator

Secondary Sport (7-12)

Water Polo

Well done to Cosette Winter, Macey Winter and Cooper Schwab who have been selected in State Water Polo Squads for their age groups. Cosette, Macey and Cooper will attend weekly training sessions in Brisbane before the state teams are announced in late May. If they make the state teams, these students will participate in the National Tournament in Hobart later this year. We wish these students well as they continue their training.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

We hope everyone enjoyed the Easter break. Our next round is this Saturday 27th April. Please check the SCCSA website for the draw details.

U9 Swordfish

An update from the manager, Kirsty Ridley and coach, Michael Gogarty:

We played Stella Maris and the score ended 3-1 in their favour. The boys are connecting well as a team under the guidance of Michael Gogarty. They are displaying great sportsmanship and trying very hard!

Mr Zane Russell, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

We hope everybody enjoyed their holidays and are ready for Term 2. Saturday will see the re-commencement of the competition with all 11 teams hitting the courts.

Congratulations to Gabby Gorham on achieving her ‘National C’ umpiring accreditation. This accreditation allows Gabby to umpire any game at CDNA including the ‘A Grade’ women’s competition (which she has been doing under guidance as part of her training). This is a major milestone, made even more significant by the fact that Gabby is in Year 8. As a Club we have a focus on developing the leadership and decision-making skills within our player group via umpiring, coaching and Team Captain opportunities and it is with pride that we celebrate Gabby’s success.

Gabby and her sister Tayla (our Director of Umpiring) were both invited by Queensland Netball to umpire the Sunshine Coast Lightning practice sessions over the holidays, which was a major thrill for both girls. Again, we see PLC Netball represented at the highest levels of the game, bringing credit to Gabby and Tayla as individuals as well as the wider Pacific community. Well done to both girls.

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President

Tuckshop

Term 2 Menu

The tuckshop menu has been updated for Term 2 with great specials every day! To view the menu, visit: https://pacificlutheran.qld.edu.au/college-community/college-tuckshop. Unfortunately, due to rising supplier costs, we have had to raise some of our prices too. However, we have kept these to a minimum.

Mrs Shea Moor, Tuckshop Convenor

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 Notice

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 charitable financial institution which provides savings accounts and has been trusted since 1921.

The LLL has a variety of savings accounts: personal and joint accounts; guardian accounts for children; and Business accounts, including self-managed super funds and not-for-profit organisations.

LLL Savings Accounts have many features, including:

  • A great interest rate;
  • No fees or charges at all;
  • Internet banking;
  • No minimum balance or deposit requirements;
  • No ‘bonus’ interest hurdles; and
  • Your money is available to withdraw at any time.

For further information regarding the LLL, visit the College’s Business Office or www.lll.org.au.

Entertainment Books

Pacific Lutheran College is fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. Order your NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships today and 20% of the proceeds will go towards Pacific Lutheran Early Learning Centre!

To order your book or digital membership, visit: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/230p536.

Pre-order now to enjoy special bonus offers!

Pacific Fitness Hub

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.

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

Upcoming Dates

April
26 Year 7-9 School Volleyball Commences
28 PLC Open Day (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
30 9-19yrs District Cross Country
   
May
1 Years 7-12 SCISSA Tennis and Rugby Begins
2 Year 3-6 Sprint Trials and Discus Event
5 Labour Day Public Holiday
7 Friends of Pacific Mother's Day Stall - Prep to Year 5
7-8 Senior College Parent Conferences
8 Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival - USC
  Year 11-12 Drama Excursion - Brisbane
9 Friends of Pacific Mother's Day Stall - Years 6-12
12 Mother's Day
13 Trimester 2 Commences
13-14  Middle College Conferences
14-16  NAPLAN