Compass No. 534 May 2019

From the Principal

Energising Through Appreciation

Taking the time to express our appreciation to others is uplifting and energising. It shifts our focus to what is good and gives energy to the recipient. Small acknowledgements can mean a great deal to people of all ages and roles in life. Developing a habit of appreciating what people are and do also enriches our lives as we view life from a perspective of abundance and gratitude.

Expressing our appreciation to God for the good things in our lives also helps to maintain perspective and build our relationship with Him. I suspect for each of us if we began our conversations with God and people with “I really appreciate …” there would be a long list. The renewing and energising gift of appreciation is a breath away.

Principal's Log

Oklahoma is here! After weeks of rehearsals, our cast and crew are ready to share their considerable energy and talent through the Oklahoma musical production. We wish Mrs Janine Delaney, her team and the cast and crew all the best for the performances over this weekend.

We congratulate our Year 12 students who participated in the Relay For Life last weekend and raised more than $1000. In a very busy fortnight for the cohort, it is a credit to them that they took the initiative to be involved in this 18 hour walk to raise funds for cancer research. As a totally student driven activity, we were delighted to learn that Year 12 student Sam Henderson was awarded the spirit award for “organising a great group of school students” and “doing everything he could to make the event a success”. The students received a lot of recognition for their involvement, commitment, spirit and conduct on the evening and we congratulate them on their initiative.

We also wish our Year 5-10 da Vinci Decathlon teams all the best as they compete next week at AB Paterson and Nudgee College. The competition attracts teams from across South East Queensland and provides the opportunity for young people to test their academic skills across 10 events. Our students have engaged in many weeks of lunch time preparation to hone their skills. We thank our Decathlon coordinators of Mrs Christine Doyle, Mrs Jo Belchamber, Mrs Linda Sydes, Mr Andrew Block and Mrs Melissa Ousley for their leadership and time.

In a very busy weekend, many of our Middle and Senior College students, supported by their parents and teachers, will be collecting for the Salvation Army’s Door Knock Appeal on Sunday. Our community’s support of the Salvation Army, through donations and then collecting on the Sunday, makes a significant difference for many people in our local community.

We express our appreciation to the people within our community that give so generously of their talent and time. We say a prayer of deep thanks for you all.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Appreciation

One of the many things I appreciate about the Pacific community is the fact that we have an Early Learning Centre (ELC) on site. One of the things I regularly do as College Pastor is visit the ELC to read Bible stories to the children. Lately when I’ve visited, I’ve made a temporary labyrinth for the children to walk, pray and practice stillness. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to watch these young children walk the labyrinth. To follow the path, reach the middle, sit down, close their eyes and take deep breaths. And then to follow the same path back out. I sit in wonder and amazement at how these little people experience the labyrinth in so many different ways. I’m in awe of how much their little bodies and minds are being stretched through this simple act of mindful walking.

Appreciation is a value of our College community. Appreciation is recognising and valuing the gifts and blessings given to us from God and those surrounding us. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being alive. It is a positive attitude that responds in wonder and awe to, and with respect for, the created world and all our relationships.

In Mark’s gospel, we learn that one day people were bringing little children to Jesus. They wanted Him to place His hands on them to bless them. But the disciples told them to stop. When Jesus saw this, He was angry. He said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t keep them away. God’s kingdom belongs to people like them”. In doing so, Jesus taught His disciples how to appreciate the small things in life. Sometimes the small things in life are overlooked. It’s important to take time to value and appreciate what God has put in front of us and the relationships God has placed us in. It is important because appreciation of beauty, simplicity and people can connect us with the transcendent. Appreciation of the small things and people in life can connect us with God and His kingdom. God often works through the small, seemingly insignificant things of daily life to teach us the depth of His love, grace, care and compassion.

Appreciation is a valuable gift from God. What or who can you be appreciative of today and how can you share your appreciation of them?

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

What Sustains You?

It would have been seemingly impossible to have escaped the political campaigning that has finally ended after five weeks. The theatrical displays, curated speeches and continued push for a particular policy or position ended last Saturday evening. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, I wonder if anyone actually sat back and thanked Solon, Cleisthenes and Aristotle, several of the founding fathers of democracy, or simply tuned out, turned off the television and got back to what they were doing? The thread for this week focuses on the Lutheran Education Australia value of appreciation. Certainly, it is times like these that the value of the democratic process is reinforced, but is it truly appreciated? The simple task of casting a vote, for many around the globe, is not that simple. Incredibly, it was only 62 years ago that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ‘Give us the Ballot’ speech calling for African Americans to be given voting rights. Whilst this is an alarming fact to say the least, it is not unusual to feel somewhat blasé about what is core to our election process. Likewise, there can be a tendency to also ignore the small, beautiful things around us.

The late poet, Mary Oliver, in her piece, The Summer Day in many respects campaigns for us to stop and smell the roses; “how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields”. There is an inescapable pull through Oliver’s words, to be drawn in to the wonder and awe of God’s creation, including even the grasshopper’s interactions with its surrounds. Jesus’ teachings reinforce the need to be appreciative of even the smallest of things and in many respects, it can be the smallest of things that sustain us. The incidental smiles from a friend, colleague, teacher or family member or the sharing a meal together. It may be knowing that in helping another for whatever reason, there is a fulfilment of Jesus’ wish that we show empathy to our fellow human being or it could simply be the breathing in of the cool morning air. I encourage all members of the Pacific community to identify what sustains them in their lives and share this with at least five other people.

We wish the cast and crew of Oklahoma the best of luck for their performances this week. Students and staff have been working tirelessly to prepare and we thank Mrs Janine Delaney and her team for what will be a fantastic production showcasing our many talented students. A reminder too that this Sunday 26th May is the annual Red Shield Door Knock Appeal and we thank the many students and families who will be collecting donations for The Salvation Army.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

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.

Please come along and join us for a morning of fun and laughter as we celebrate early childhood. For information regarding activities and what to wear on the day, please refer to Mrs Shelley Hogan’s letter, which was sent home last week.

You Can Do It Education

As part of their ongoing professional development, all Prep – Year 5 staff undertook a You Can Do It Education in-service led by Mrs Sarah Atkinson last week. Each week, students have timetabled lessons on the You Can Do It foundations of Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence, Organisation and Resilience. One of the focus topics discussed last week was the importance of developing emotional resilience in children.

Developing Emotional Resilience In Children

Emotional resilience is essential in our daily lives, especially when we encounter confrontations with difficult people, make wrong choices, get bad results, experience negative situations that are beyond our control and undertake tasks that we find boring, difficult or consider a waste of time. As adults we generally face such difficulties with varying levels of resilience. Teaching children the skills to support the development of resilience is an important facet of growth and development.

Generally, it is not a negative event that causes us to feel down or worried but rather how we think about the event. Negative habits of mind greatly fuel emotional discomfort. These negative habits of mind include self-downing, the need to be perfect, the need for approval, the ‘I can’t do it’ or ‘I can’t be bothered’ mindset and being intolerant of others. Eliminating these negative mindsets can be challenging. Over the next few weeks I would like to share some strategies from the You Can Do It Program, which may help eliminate or balance these negative mindsets.

To Eliminate ‘Self-Downing’

Explain to children that they are made up of many characteristics – some good and some not so good. Have children come up with five good things about their skills, talents and personality and five things that could be improved on. You can help children if they get stuck. Then, you should explain that because they possess good qualities, it doesn’t make sense to think ‘I’m hopeless’ when something bad happens. Instead, encourage them to think, “When a bad thing happens, I do not lose my good points. I am still me, capable and likeable”.

Parents can also assist their children to eliminate the tendency of self-downing by:

  • Showing interest and excitement about non-curricular areas of your child’s skills, interests and personal strengths.
  • Exposing your child to a variety of extra-curricular activities where they are likely to be successful.
  • Keeping a record with your child of all of their positive characteristics.
  • Acknowledging your child when they display emotional resilience.
  • Modelling positive behavior when something bad happens by sharing your thinking out-loud (e.g. “I wasn’t elected to be on the committee. While this is disappointing, I will not put myself down, after all, I’m still me, a capable and likeable person”).

Being emotionally resilient helps us to stay on top of a situation emotionally, rather than letting it take control of us.

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

Food for Thought

Teens and Privacy - Should I 'Spy' on My Child?

Wanting more privacy and time alone doesn’t necessarily mean your child has something to hide. Secrecy goes along with the development of independence – it’s a natural part of adolescence. Parents often wonder how much privacy their children need and ask me if it’s okay to violate it. Personally, I believe there should be a direct link between the amount of responsibility, consistency and honesty that children show and the amount of privacy they’re allowed to have. For more information, visit: https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/teens-parents-privacy/.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Important Notices

School Photos - Tuesday 4th June

Prep – Year 12 class photos and sibling photos will be taken on Tuesday 4th June.

Individual order envelopes were handed out last week. If you would like a sibling photo taken, please collect an order envelope from the main office.

Online Orders: photos can be ordered and paid for online using the secure online platform. Orders placed online DO NOT require an envelope, cash/cheques or paperwork returned to school.

To place your order, visit www.advancedlife.com.au and enter the code B7H 8V9 RRH

This code can also be found printed on your envelope. To ensure a smoothly run photo day, online orders for sibling photos will be cut off at midnight on Monday 3rd June.

Envelope Orders: photos can also be purchased in the traditional manner using an envelope, with cash/cheque enclosed.

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Celebrating our Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration that recognises the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers and helpers.

We sincerely thank all of our parent representatives, year-level helpers, event helpers and committee members, who continually go above and beyond to ensure Friends of Pacific are well supported within the Pacific community. You’ll often find these people behind the scenes of our events and activities, not just organising, but also adding their own thoughtfulness and kindness; which makes our daily lives at Pacific richer. We measure our success, not in financial terms, but in community spirit and commitment to bringing the College and community together.

Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day – Sunday 9th June

The Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day is drawing closer! This week, families should have received a printed flyer and registration form with the eldest child in the family.

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
  • Fowler Lawyers

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

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program runs 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. Click here to download a sticker sheet.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Outside School Hours Care

Science Lab

This past week in OSHC, children have developed a Science Lab. First, children brainstormed ideas of what they may need for the lab and how we could resource this area with items that we already have here at OSHC. Children researched experiments of their interest and gathered the items they would need to perform these. They worked collaboratively to gather information and problem solve if the experiment was not working. Children also invited their peers to participate and experience the amazement of the experiments.

Mrs Natalie Sorbello, OSHC Coordinator

Learning Enrichment

Da Vinci Decathlon

Next week, six Pacific teams of students across Years 5-10 will compete in the Queensland da Vinci Decathlon at AB Paterson College and Nudgee College. The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic skills competition with team challenges in the following 10 events:

  • Mathematics – emphasis on problem-solving, number patterns and logic puzzles.
  • English – spelling, word origins, definitions, textual analysis and writing tasks.
  • Science – engagement with higher level scientific concepts to test their ability to apply them.
  • Code Breaking – deciphering complex codes.
  • Engineering – a design task that tests problem solving skills, creativity and ingenuity.
  • Ideation – creative and innovative process of generating, developing and communicating new ideas in response to a problem or challenge.
  • Creative Producers – emphasis on creating a 60 second dramatic performance under pressure.
  • Art and Poetry – construction of a poem interconnected with a work of art based on the theme of exploration.
  • Cartography – deciphering maps and applying the principles of map making to represent spatial information in an imaginative way.
  • General Knowledge – current affairs, entertainment, the Renaissance, sport and trivia.

Students have been training hard at their preferred disciplines for many weeks. Only eight students per year level can be selected to attend the event and we would like to thank all those who trained. Students not competing at the Decathlon provided challenge and motivation for selected team members, encouraging them in their pursuits.

We wish all teams success at the da Vinci Decathlon and look forward to hearing about the challenges.

Mrs Christine Doyle, Mrs Jo Belchamber, Mrs Linda Sydes, Mr Andrew Block and Mrs Melissa Ousley, Decathlon Coordinators

Secondary College

My Year 12 Work Experience at Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Two weeks ago, I was privileged to travel down to Brisbane for an incredible three-day work experience program at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer. With support from teachers at Pacific, I applied for the placement, along with more than 200 students from around Australia, of which only a small number were accepted. Fortunately, my application was one of the successful ones and I was assigned to a pair of researchers investigating genes related to alcohol dependence. During the placement, I was able to experience what it would be like working as a medical researcher. I was fascinated by the interweaving of data and field work that allowed the researchers to make conclusive findings about the genetic root of alcohol dependence. The work experience program allowed me to consider other options for my future.

Reuben Taverner, Year 12 Student

Duke of Edinburgh

Bridge Awards

Congratulations to our newest Bridge Award participants. Bridgette (Year 7), Lachlan and Brianna (Year 6) all received their Record Books this week and are excited to get started. Pacific currently has 22 students competing their Level 1 and 2 Bridge Award.

The Bridge Award – Challenging and Rewarding Young Queenslanders

The Bridge Award is both fun and challenging, offering young people the opportunity to gain new skills, improve their physical fitness, participate in community service and develop a spirit of adventure.

Although a separate award and only run in Queensland, the Bridge Awards are managed by the Queensland Government – Duke of Edinburgh International Award Office. Students from 11 ½ years of age can enrol in the Bridge Awards and it is a great pathway preparing students for The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program.

The Bridge Award has two levels and each level has four sections, including:

  • Service – involvement in the community and helping others;
  • Skill – to develop personal interests and practical skills;
  • Physical Recreation – to encourage participation in physical activity and improve fitness; and
  • Adventurous Journey – to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.

Students and parents who are interested in the Bridge Award can contact Mr Nick Tait or Mrs Natalie Campbell for further information.

Outdoor Adventure Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the confirmation of an Outdoor Adventure opportunity in the July school holidays. The White-Water Canoeing Adventure on the Clarence River is available to Senior Students (Years 10-12) and our Duke of Edinburgh participants in the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

The adventure will take place from the 8th – 11th July and there will be costs involved for attending. If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Mr Nick Tait or Mrs Natalie Campbell prior to next Wednesday 29th May.

Mr Nicholas Tait and Mrs Natalie Campbell, Duke of Edinburgh Award Team

Cultural News

Oklahoma!

We wish the cast and crew of Oklahoma! all the best for their performances this weekend! They have worked extremely hard on this production and are looking forward to bringing the story to life with fabulous music, exciting staging, brilliant costumes and heart-felt performances.

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director

Careers Department

Upcoming Careers Events

The middle part of the year is a very busy time for careers-related information events and expos and university open days. When attending these events, it’s important to do some planning to make sure you get good value out of your time investment.

If you are planning to attend a careers event, spend some time planning ahead. Look at what will be available there and decide who you want to talk to, what activities or workshops you would like to participate in and what specific information you are seeking, as well as any questions you have.  

When you are there, don’t be afraid to ask direct and specific questions to get the information you need. Make sure you also allow time to explore what else is there, other than the things you came to ask about, see and do – sometimes, the best career ideas spring out of an expected conversation, or the discovery of something you knew nothing about.

After the event, spend some time reflecting on what you saw and heard. Look through any brochures you collected. Think about how the information you have gathered might influence your future decision making. If you would like to talk it all through, make an appointment to speak with Mrs Wanda Hayes.

Below is a list of highlight events between now and the school holidays. Please click on the links for details of each event.

UQ – Young Scholars Program

This program provides high achieving Year 11 students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland. For more information, visit the Young Scholars Program webpage. The five-day residential camp at St Lucia campus will be held from 1st – 5th December 2019. Applications for the program open on Monday 27th May.

Bond University – 2020 Scholarships Open Online

Bond University’s scholarship program offers many full-fee and part-fee scholarships as well as cash bursaries. Most scholarships can be used for any single or combined program at Bond (except for the Medical Program). Visit the Scholarship webpage for more information, to download the scholarship brochure and to access the application tips. Scholarship applications for Year 12 students must be lodged online using the Bond University application form.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Junior Sport (P-6)

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.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport (7-12)

Kayaking

PLC kayaking will commence next week, with training on both Monday 27th May and Thursday 30th May at Lake Kawana.

Students will begin training for the school marathon and sprint championships held later in the year, to prepare them to compete in races from 200m through to 9Km in both double and singles boats. Students may train in stable TK1 crafts or the Olympic K1 boats.

All equipment is provided, students just need to organise their own transport to and from Lake Kawana. If interested, please email Mr Gary Graves (ggraves@pacluth.qld.edu.au) or Mrs Natalie Campbell (ncampbell@pacluth.qld.edu.au) for more information and permission forms. To participate in the kayaking program, students need to attend at least one training session per week (although two is preferred). See you on the water!

Mr Gary Graves, Kayaking Coordinator

Monday Night Netball

The last of the Monday Night Netball rounds was held on Monday 20th May and what a way to finish! All teams played great considering the rain and wet conditions. PLC Purple had their very first BIG win and only just missed out on making the semi-finals, finishing in fifth place overall. Awesome effort, girls. PLC Senior Grey had their first win of the season and their overall placing was eighth in a very hard A Grade competition. The full results of the round are listed below.

Semi-finals here we come! We have five teams that will play next Monday for a place in the grand final.

  • 4.00pm - 3 x PLC Junior Teams
  • 5.00pm - 1 x PLC Intermediate Team
  • 6.00pm - 1 x PLC Senior Team

If you can attend any of these semi-final games, we would love your support.

Team

Result

MVP

Senior Grey

Win

Yasmin Richters

Senior White

Win

Tahlia McGregor

Intermediate Pink

Win

Natalie Ebenezer

Junior Yellow

Bye

-

Junior Blue

Win

Eden Williams

Junior Green

Loss

Mariah Stamm

Junior Purple

Win

Kirrily Petfield

SCISSA Results - Wednesday 22nd May

Team

Opposition

Score

Result

MVP

Girls A Volleyball

GSLC 2

2-0

Win

Lily Croke

Girls B Volleyball

BYE

-

-

-

Boys A Volleyball

NCC

2-1

Win

Sam Aitken

Boys Tennis

SAAC P1

1-7

Loss

Aidan Meade

U14 Rugby

SCGS

0-44

Loss

Oshi Kirkley

Open Boys Rugby 7s

GCC

SUN 1

40-5

12-14

Win

Loss

Joel Maynard

Michael Curreri

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

Celebrating Success with State Selection!

Congratulations to Pacific FC players, Luke Harrys and Zaida Williams, on their selection in the Queensland Under 13 Development Team. The development team model provides selected players with extra skills-based training as well as friendly games against Brisbane based teams. We wish our players success with this training over the next few months.

Election Day BBQ

Our Election Day Bunnings BBQ was a huge success thanks to the number of volunteers who helped out. In particular, we thank Brooke, Astrid, Zaida and Rita; Zane; Alex and Luca; Will, Annette and John; Emma, Quinn and Family; Sheldon; Greg; Doug and Chase; Sharyn, Ashton, Ethan, Chloe and Isabel.

Our young volunteer, Will, won the Rebel Sport $50 gift card for helping! Well done, Will. We also thank the Fowler family who kindly supported the Club with the purchase of the sausages.

Autumn Menu in the Canteen

Now that the cooler weather is finally here, we have a new Autumn Menu in the Pacific FC Canteen! Don’t miss the Roast Chicken and Gravy Rolls, the slow-cooked Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Rolls as well as our popular Bacon and Egg Rolls and Pacific Burgers!

Also on the menu...toasties and soup!

Donate for Round 8 – 25th May

This Saturday 25th May is a home game at Pacific. We are asking SCCSA families who visit the College to donate a can or non-perishable goods to the Salvation Army. Bring your goods to the Pacific FC Canteen Collection Point between 8.00am and 5.00pm. Please check goods are within the 'use by' date.

Looking Ahead…

The teams on duty this week are the Orcas, Dolphins, Swordfish and Eels.

Mr Zane Russell, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

The Club held its annual Umpires Breakfast last Saturday morning to welcome the graduating Class of 2019 to the PLC Walers team. As with all of our teams, they are named after horse breeds. The ‘Waler’ is an Australian breed which was priced as a Cavalry mount due to its temperament, endurance and courage; the same qualities that are required of a good umpire.

The PLC Umpiring program provides an opportunity for girls from 11 years of age to develop confidence, decision making skills, resilience and a balanced temperament. It’s a difficult task being a junior umpire as maturity and experience is not something that can be taught, it is learnt. At present, the Club has 20 girls from Years 7-11 involved within the program.

The Club welcomes Sophie B, Rani, Amber and Sophie H to the team. The girls have completed their six-week development program which provides them with the basic skills. They will now mature by umpiring competitive games, under direct supervision and mentoring. We wish the girls all the best in their umpiring endeavours.

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.

If anyone has any of these items in good condition and would like to donate them, it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you could perhaps purchase one or two items of consumables or clothing when you do your shop, this would be greatly appreciated. Just one or two items from each College family would make a great difference. 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

 

Sunday Worship Times

St Mark’s Church @ Pacific

9.30am Pacific Lutheran College

(Entry via Red Cedar Drive, Meridan Plains)

Google Maps St Mark's Lutheran @ Pacific

 

Are you looking for a friendly church where young people, old people, children, families and singles are appreciated, empowered and encouraged to grow as Christians?

Everyone is welcome!

Get in touch: Pastor Ray Morris

0429 856 532

ray.morris@lca.org.au

www.stmarkslutherancaloundra.net

 

Pastor Ray, St Mark’s Lutheran Church

General Notices

LLL Banking

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

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

10                    Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)

10-12              Middle College Exams

10-14              Senior College Exams

13                    Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day