Compass No. 533 May 2019

From the Principal

Thinking and Living with a Global Perspective

There is an increasing understanding of the world as a small global village where the choices made by people in one country can have significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Many universities embed international experience as an important part of learning for tertiary students. Young people are being encouraged to think globally in terms of learning and work choices. A key element of the OECD Learning Framework 2030 was the importance of young people developing values and capacities to be discerning in terms of the global consequences of choices made at a local and national level.

A key component of this is how we think about resources and protecting the environment. Understanding that resources are finite and that we need to take personal responsibility to protect the environment, through being mindful of how we use and dispose of materials, is an important component of growing a socially just mindset. Being mindful and respectful in our use of resources and doing what we can to ensure a good life for our global neighbours and the planet are also part of God’s desire for us. We can all make the choice to walk more gently on the earth.

Principal's Log

Year 5 students have been heavily involved in leading a growing understanding of practical ways in which we can protect our environment and act sustainably through the Champions for Change initiative, led by Mrs Lu Pollard. Developing environmental and cultural understandings is an important part of a young person’s growth and the Pacific Champions for Change have joined the Sunshine Coast Council’s Kids in Action initiative to deepen their understanding and broaden the impact of young people acting together in our schools. The Year 6 students are also involved in a global environmental program as part of the Microsoft Educator Community. They are looking forward to their Skype connection with a turtle rehabilitation centre in South Carolina on Thursday 30th May. We thank Mrs Lu Pollard and Mrs Linda Sydes for their leadership of these exciting initiatives in this area.

Recently, I was one of four independent school principals to participate in a forum of around 30 people that included the Executive Director of both Catholic Education and Independent Schools Queensland as well as representatives from Education Queensland, Independent Schools Queensland and universities, to reflect on the role of the soon to be instituted new National Evidence Institute: https://www.isq.qld.edu.au/media-resources. This week, students have been engaged in NAPLAN testing across Australia. These tests do provide important information in terms of the development of literacy and numeracy skills for individuals and cohorts. One of the important considerations we have in planning for the improvement of education into the future is that we recognise the development of literacy and numeracy is one important element, but not the whole of the picture of what is important in the education of our young people. Narrowing what is reported and publicised can lead to a narrowing of delivery of learning for young people. It is important that there are strong voices for the development of innovation, entrepreneurialism, lifelong learning capabilities, social emotional capacities, creativity, critical thinking, digital skills, global understandings and spiritual understandings. An education system judged solely in terms of what is easy is to measure loses its humanity and richness. Our Pacific community understands this well.

We pray for wisdom, love and joy for the parents, students, teachers and leaders who are involved in the growth of young people around the world. 

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Walk My Way
What does the Lord require of you; to act justly…and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8)

Do you have a Fitbit or a pedometer app on your smartphone? If so, how many steps do you take a day? What’s your personal best step count? What’s your average over a normal week? Fitness tracking technology gives us a great opportunity to improve our health and wellbeing, but what does it take to improve and develop our relationship with God?

It’s amazing how sedentary our daily lives can be and how quickly the steps can add up when we move around to meet people and do various activities in different locations. Walking is good for our bodies, for our minds and for our souls. When I have a disagreement with someone and replay it in my mind, I often find it useful to go for a walk. A good walk can clear our minds and help put things in perspective. Walking is also good for the soul. When we care for our bodies and minds, we are in a better place to care for our souls as we step outside of ourselves, learn to empathise with others and connect with God and what Jesus has done for us.

Breathing, walking and praying have been practices of different religious traditions for thousands of years. At Pacific, part of our culture as a College is learning and growing not only the mind and body, but also the soul. We use spiritual practices like the labyrinth to encourage students and staff to slow down, practice the pause, breathe, walk, pray, reflect, contemplate and meditate. The labyrinth is often described as a walking meditation or prayer. 

This week as we continue to focus on the value of justice, it is pertinent to ponder the simple act of walking. For many people with a Fitbit, the aim is to walk 10,000 steps (roughly 6km) each day. This is the same figure that many people in the developing world walk each day for one of the bare necessities of life, obtaining their daily water. We have such great opportunities in our society to improve our health and wellbeing, but the Old Testament prophet Micah reminds us that to act justly we need to walk humbly with God. It involves growing spiritually, as we think of the other, and relate with justice to God and the needs of the world.

An initiative that literally links justice issues with walking is the Australian Lutheran World Service’s ‘Walk My Way’ event. On Sunday 4th August, members of our College community are invited to walk from Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosaville to Luther Heights Youth Camp at Coolum, a distance of 25kms. The purpose of this walk is to support the education of children in African Refugee Camps. If you are interested in walking humbly with God and acting justly for others in our world and perhaps growing spiritually in the process, visit the following webpage for more information: https://walkmyway.org.au/.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Senior College Students

Study Routines and Habits

Although it feels as though Term 2 has only just begun, it won’t be long until the assessment part of the semester is upon us.

Students have a range of extra commitments (sports, musical production, part-time jobs) both at the College and at home that can often delay the start of exam preparation. It is therefore essential that all students, particularly those in the Senior College, begin preparations as early as possible and set in place good study routines and habits. All Pastoral Care Groups have conducted academic and pastoral discussions with students and, along with involvement in the recent parent teacher conferences, students have formed a plan to move forward and achieve their academic goals. Pacific has a range of support systems for students to access if needed. We encourage students to make early contact with their class teachers, PCG teachers, Heads of House, Ms Sue Arahill (Senior College), Mrs Rae Hall (Middle College), Mr Ben Ryan or myself if they need any assistance.

We wish students all the very best for their exam preparations and assessments.

Uniform Expectations

With the change in temperature, comes a change in the College uniform. Parents and students are reminded that formal uniform items are to be worn with the formal uniform and sports uniform items are to be worn with the sports uniform. There should be no mixing of one set of uniform with the other, in particular sports jackets and formal jumpers or sports hats and formal hats. Senior College students are to be wearing their blazers to and from school each day and all boys need to be wearing ties throughout the day.

A reminder that for girls, make-up of any form should not be worn to school and normal jewellery expectations as per the handbook still apply. For all students, hats still need to be worn (on heads) to and from school and at all classroom breaks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the College for clarification or refer to the Student and Parent Handbooks.

God bless.

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Casual Clothes Day

Casual Clothes Day The College is holding a casual clothes day next Tuesday 21st May in support of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Students are requested to make a $2 donation. As winter nears, the Salvation Army and other charities report record numbers of requests for assistance within our local community.

Under Eights Week

Under Eights Week is an initiative of Early Childhood Australia and has been celebrated for more than 60 years. The theme this year is: Celebrating the diversity of languages within the home, culture and community. At Pacific, our Kindy to Year 2 students will celebrate Under Eights Week on Thursday 30th May, from 9.00am to 10.00am. The day will be a casual clothes day for these students as they have the opportunity to participate in a colour fun run as part of their celebrations. A flyer providing further details will be forwarded home to parents next week.

SchoolTV - Parenting Styles

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

In the latest SchoolTV Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in a quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.

To learn more and take the quiz, visit: //pacificlutheran.qld.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-parenting-styles.

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

Food for Thought

What Type of Parent Are You?

Following on from Mr David Druery’s article above, the latest SchoolTV Special Report is an important resource for parents and caregivers. Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy, despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

To learn more and take the parenting styles quiz, visit: //pacificlutheran.qld.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-parenting-styles.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Important Notices

Red Shield Appeal

Red Shield Appeal

Door Knock

We are still seeking student volunteers and parent drivers for the Red Shield’s Annual Door Knock Appeal on Sunday 26th May. In previous years, Pacific has provided tremendous support for this community initiative. Information has been forwarded to students and parents across Years 6-12. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to download the information letter.

Casual Clothes Day

Next Tuesday 21st May, the College is holding a casual clothes day with donations going towards the Red Shield Appeal. The Year 9 Leaders will also be selling Strawberry Delight Cup Cakes for $2 at the Coral Café from 1.00pm. There’s only 200 available, so students are encouraged to get in quick!

We thank our community for your ongoing support.

 
Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme

The Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme is a joint initiative of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland. The scheme provides financial assistance for families transporting students to non-state schools throughout Queensland. To learn more and check your eligibility for financial assistance, click here.

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day – Sunday 9th June

We’re in for a very interesting day of golf with teams such as The Bogeymen, Old Far Cars, The Birdie Boys and The Eagles, just to name a few!

There’s still time to get a team together and join the fun. 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. If you are interested but don’t yet have a team, please contact us so we can place you in one.

Click here to download the Registration Form. 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! Plus…look out for entertaining activities on various holes from our sponsors:

  • IBN Private
  • Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy
  • Forensix Group

We also have some fantastic prizes in our Golf Day Raffle including a BBQ, a photo package and a travel prize! If your business would like to be involved in sponsoring a hole or donating a raffle prize, please contact our Golf Day organiser, Mrs Erin Carter, at: fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Pacific is participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program again this year. From Wednesday 1st May until Tuesday 25th June, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker sheet. Shoppers receiver one sticker for every $10 spent. Completed sticker sheets can be placed in the collection boxes at the P-5 Student Administration, the Wellbeing Centre, outside the Prep rooms and the Library. You can also place them in the Pacific box at Woolworths Currimundi, Caloundra and Buddina.

Each Prep – Year 5 student will have recently received a sticker sheet. Year 6-12 students and families can print off a sticker sheet at: https://d4iqe7beda780.cloudfront.net/resources/site/wr/files/earnlearn19-printable-sticker-sheets.pdf.

Friends of Pacific Facebook Page

Thank you to the many parents, students and community members who have liked the new Friends of Pacific Facebook page! As Friends of Pacific play a central role in connecting our College community, our Facebook page will aid communication regarding events and social activities. You can follow and join the Friends of Pacific journey via the flowing link: Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Library News

Lunchtime Activities

We’ve had some busy lunchtimes in the library celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo over the last couple of weeks. To tie in with these themes, our ‘Make and Take’ crafts were lavender sachets and maracas. Our Celebrity Readers were Mrs Leah Croke and Mr Steven Healy who each had a most enthusiastic audience. Coming up next, we will be acknowledging Reconciliation Week and then National Simultaneous Storytime will be celebrated when our amazing library alpacas make their debut at the Junior College Assembly on Monday 27th May.

Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian

Junior College

Champions for Change

Kids in Action!

This year in Year 5, we have formed a group of 25 Champions for Change, who are passionate about protecting our environment, supporting sustainable practises and are attempting to create change within their own environment. To further their passion, we joined the Sunshine Coast Council’s Kids in Action initiative, which is currently in its eighth year.  Kids in Action is a hands-on and engaging environmental education program where kids become the teachers! Participating schools are supported by Sunshine Coast Council to undertake an environmental project in their school or community. They then present their project at a kids-teaching-kids conference.

Last Friday 10th May, an Immersion Day was held for students with the theme, ‘Connecting to Country’. Mrs Lu Pollard, Mrs Pia Foxlow and our 25 young, passionate Champions for Change set off to learn more about their local environment from the first custodians of this land, our local Kabi Kabi, Gubbi Gubbi and Jindera tribes’ people.

Our first stop was Happy Valley, where we were mesmerised by Zeke telling tales of the mullet hunts of times past. He delighted us with the dance that tribe folk did for hours to call upon the mullet pods and drive in the schools of fish. We learnt of the trees and their purpose and the birds and their messages.

Our next stop was the Bora Rings of Beerwah, where boys and girls went for up to three months at a time, only to return to their families as men and women. We were amazed by the tales of transition and growth over this period, where the children were not permitted to speak a word for the duration of their separation. Lastly, we arrived at the Brannoch Reserve, where we met with students from 26 other schools across the Sunshine Coast. We watched an opening ceremony before we traversed into the bushland and took part in nine different activities from rope making and spear throwing to stone knapping and land management. The day was full of respect and mindfulness as we learnt more about our local environment, our connection to country and the importance of protecting this land for the future. Stay tuned as our champions set forth to participate in the Kids in Action Conference in September. In the meantime, they have commenced the STARS program with the Sunshine Coast Council and with the help of Prep H and Year 4E, are trying to create a clear picture of our carbon footprint, through a waste audit. More information regarding this will follow.

Containers for Change

Our students are continuing to champion for change by collecting and collating data on our container collection across the Junior College. Every week, this group of passionate environmentalists collect our green wheelies, empty, sort and clean out the contents and make the most of our waste. So far this year, we have raised $500 for a Junior College water bubbler!

We will accept recyclable container donations (except glass bottles) from sporting events, social events or home habits! Just bring them to school and place them into the green wheelie bins located outside each year group. Alternatively, families are welcome to take their containers directly to ‘Return It’ (Mark Street, off Caloundra Road) and use the Pacific pin: C10026221.

Mrs Lu Pollard, Year 5 Teacher

Secondary College

Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mrs Natalie Campbell to the Pacific Duke of Edinburgh team. Mrs Campbell will provide administration support and ensure the program has a continuous presence at the College whilst I am away for the various Outdoor Education camps.

Located in the Sports Admin Office (adjacent to the tuckshop), Mrs Campbell and I are available at any time to ensure our Duke of Edinburgh Awardees have a clear and distinctive reference point to support their journey within this rewarding program.

We look forward to assisting our students through their Duke of Edinburgh pathway and supporting their development through the Award.

Mr Nicholas Tait, Head of Outdoor Education and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator

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

Junior Sport (P-6)

Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

Sunshine greeted students last Wednesday for the Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival at USC. It was great to see high levels of participation and some outstanding individual performances on the day. Students had the opportunity to compete in a range of athletic events to gain points for their house and the carnival also doubled as a selection trial for next week’s Independent District Athletics Carnival.

At the end of the day, points from all events were collated and Bula was crowned the champion house. Congratulations, Bula! 

  • Bula – 1838 points
  • Mumba – 1558 points
  • Wira – 1464 points

Congratulations to the following age champions and runners up:

Age Group

Age Champion

Runner up

8 years boys

Faolan Shearer

Angus Sallie

8 years girls

Catherine Wegener

Zara Koebsch

 

 

 

9 years boys

Hamish Carroll

Jackson Ackerman

9 years girls

Jaz Edmondstone

Tahlia Kelly

 

 

 

10 years boys

Lennon Biggs

Aden Temby-Nichols

10 years girls

Kayla Sanderson

Holly Targato

 

 

 

11 years boys

Jack Raymond

Harrison Mogg

11 years girls

Zoe Woods

Alexandra Schlotterbach

 

 

 

12 years boys

Archie Friend

Sam McKean

12 years girls

Danica Cockburn

Bella Lumkes

There were also a number of records broken on the day, some of which had stood for 10 years or more, which highlighted the high level of performance on the day. Congratulations to the following students:

  • 9 years girls – Jaz Edmondstone
    • 100m – 15.3 seconds
    • 200m – 31.8 seconds
    • 800m – 3.04.47 minutes
    • Shot put – 6.57 metres
    • Long jump – 3.58 metres
    • High jump – 1.08 metres 
  • 11 years boys – Jake Sentell 
    • Shot put – 10.44 metres
  • 12 years girls – Danica Cockburn
    • Shot put – 8.94 metres
    • Discus – 23.46 metres
 
District Cricket Trials

Any Under 12 boys and girls interested in trialling for the Under 12 Independent District Cricket team are asked to see Mr Darren Hooper and collect a form. Boys would need to have suitable experience such as Saturday club cricket to trial. Girls new to the sport who have some cricket experience such as SCISSA T20 cricket are also welcome to trial.

Monday Afternoon SCISSA Training

A reminder to all Year 4-6 students and parents that Monday afternoon SCISSA training commences next Monday 20th May from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. All Year 4-6 students are expected to attend these training sessions. Training will be held on Monday in Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8 this term. If you child is unable to attend for any reason, please send a short note or email to the teacher in charge of their sport.

District and Regional Student Success

Over the last few weeks, a number of students represented the College at the Independent District and Sunshine Coast Regional Trials. Well done to the following students on their achievements:

  • Darcy Connor – Under 12 Sunshine Coast Soccer Team
  • Joseph Harrys – Regional Soccer Trials
  • Kahlia Taylor – Shadow Under 11 Sunshine Coast netball team
  • Chloe Mitchell – District Cross Country Team
  • Bella Lumkes – District Cross Country Team
  • Cooper Harris – Regional Rugby League Trials
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)

Student Success - Archery

Earlier this year, Middle College student Jessica Lloyd participated in the National Youth Archery Championships in Armidale. Jessica was the youngest member of the Queensland team and was also nominated to lead the team and carry the flag.

She competed in three events over the five days of competition and placed in each of them:

 

  • Outdoor Target 1440 – Silver medal
  • Outdoor Short Distance – Silver medal
  • Field – Bronze medal

Based on her scores throughout the year and her achievements at nationals, Jessica has been invited to represent Australia at the TransTasman Archery Championship in Auckland this July.

This is a huge achievement for someone who only took up the sport 18 months ago! We congratulate Jessica on her achievements so far and wish her well as she prepares to represent Australia later this year.

 
Monday Night Netball

It was a great night of netball for our teams this week! PLC Purple had their first win of the season, so well done to Mrs Emma Lendrum and her team. PLC Senior Grey had a very good game against one of the top teams in the A grade. Even though we did not win, the intensity and pace of the game was excellent! We have one more week until the end of the rounds and then semi finals start on Monday 27th May. Based on the results so far, we could potentially have six teams in the semi-finals, so watch this space!

Team

Result

MVP

Senior Grey

Loss

Kaylah Newcombe

Senior White

Win

Lauren McCluskey

Intermediate Pink

Win

Amie Hague

Junior Yellow

Win

Gabby Gorham

Junior Blue

Bye

Sophie Bloomer

Junior Green

Bye

Mariah Stamm

Junior Purple

Win

Isabella Pepper

SCISSA Results - Wednesday 15th May

Team

Opposition

Score

Result

MVP

Girls A Volleyball

MFAC 1

1-2

Loss

Kate Connors

Girls B Volleyball

GSLC 3

GSLC 5

2-0

0-2

Win

Loss

Shoshanna Baird

Rebecca Pike

Boys A Volleyball

SAAC

2-0

Win

Will Howard

Boys Tennis

-

-

-

-

U14 Rugby

SCGS

0-75

Loss

Will Block

Open Boys Rugby 7s

-

-

-

-

Girls Basketball

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

Soccer and Netball Games at Pacific

Last Saturday, Pacific FC and PLC Netball hosted Sunshine Coast Churches Association teams and Caloundra District Netball Association teams at the College. By all accounts, it was a successful day and we thank families for their mindfulness when parking their cars and moving about the fields and courts.

The brisk, breezy conditions ensured the multiple canteens were kept busy serving hot coffees and goodies from the new Pacific FC Autumn menu. We thank our rostered field set up/pack up and canteen teams – the Razors, Hammerheads, Vipers, Seals and Cobras for their help in running the event and our home baker, Di Cannon.

Congratulations to canteen volunteer, Elise Johnston, who won the $50 Rebel gift card.

Election Day BBQ – 18th May

Pacific FC has secured a much-needed fundraising opportunity at Bunnings Birtinya on the Sausage Sizzle this Saturday 18th May – yes, election day! If you’re going past on Saturday, please stop by and enjoy one of our snags!

Thank you to those who have volunteered to help. We would still like a couple more volunteers, so if you and your child can offer an hour to assist on the BBQ, it would be greatly appreciated. Club funds are spent on benefits that players enjoy such as breakup parties, K3 Training, fitness training and other subsidised programs. When everyone pitches in, it makes the day fun and quick.

BONUS: Every volunteer will go into the draw to win a $50 Rebel gift card. If you can help out for one hour during the day, please email: PacificFC@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Looking Ahead…

Our next home game at Pacific is Saturday 25th May. The teams on duty are the Orcas, Dolphins, Swordfish and Eels.

Mr Zane Russell, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

On Saturday, the first of three CDNA visits to Pacific was held. With perfect weather, the carnival atmosphere produced another enjoyable experience for those visiting the College.  

Thank you to all of the volunteers from both Pacific FC and our PLC Netball Club who contributed to the day. The efforts of everybody was a great demonstration of our community spirit.

It is back to CDNA this weekend. Due to the construction, playing times have bene adjusted to allow teams to warm-up on court for 15 minutes before each game. Warm-ups are not permitted in the car park or roadway and we ask each team to respect this for safety.  

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President

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

Baby Bundles

As part of the St Mark’s Lutheran Church Caloundra congregation’s outreach to the wider community, we prepare Baby Bundles to give to struggling families. These bundles are passed on to Community Health Caloundra for distribution. Over the past 14 years we have assembled hundreds of bundles to show God’s love to people in need.

In past years, families from Pacific Lutheran College have been generous in donating items, used and new, for the bundles. We are appealing to families again to help us with donations that assist in this ministry.

Each bundle contains clothing for newborns up to about size 2 and items such as bunny rugs, sheets, baby shoes and soft toys, depending on availability. The bundles also include some consumable items such as baby wipes, baby cream, powder, disposable nappies and hair brushes. These bundles go to very needy families and are much appreciated.

If you would like to give to this worthy cause or know more about it, please contact our Baby Bundle Coordinator, Robyn Kruger, by phone on 5493 6968.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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 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.

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

Upcoming Dates

MAY

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

21                    Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

24                    9-12yrs District Athletics

24-25              Oklahoma!

                         Brisbane Careers Expo

26                    Red Shield Door Knock Appeal

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

28                    Regional Cross Country

30                    Ascension Day

                         Under Eights Morning

                         Year 4-6 SCISSA Trial Game

31                    Caloundra Show Holiday

JUNE

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

4                       P-12 Photo Day

6                       Year 4-6 SCISSA Trial Game

                         Netball – Vicki Wilson Cup and Shield

9                       Friends of Pacific Golf Day