Compass No. 537 June 2019

From the Principal

Encouraging Grit

Possessing grit is one of the key determining factors for success. Learning through disappointment and keeping eyes set on long term goals are important habits of mind to develop. People with grit have the emotional stamina to keep going when others give up. Having the mindset of ‘I haven’t achieved this yet’ keeps our minds focused on what can be done. At the end of semester, we see results from assessments, competitions, performances and other changes around us. Having a growth mindset means we can stand back from situations, switch down emotional reactiveness and focus on positive next steps. In our families, friendships, community groups and workplaces, we can encourage grit in each other by focusing on what we have learnt and what can be done. Ash Barty modelled great grit last week in her semi-final match of the French Open where, after being 5-0 up in the first set and losing it 7-6 in a tie break, she went on to win the match. Ash had the mental strength and grit to switch down the negative voices and focus on playing each next point well. 

Life is filled with challenges and opportunities. God does not take these away from us. We grow grit and character by learning with humility through both. God promises that He walks with us through all of the circumstances of life. We can pray for His strength and guidance and let go of our fears and frustrations. We can step forward boldly.

Principal's Log

Our Robotics Club teams performed well over the weekend and enjoyed the opportunity to compete in the Sunshine Coast Robotics Competition. Six of our seven teams reached the finals. We congratulate all teams and in particular, the Year 6 and 7 team of Tamsyn and Kelsey Doyle, who were runners up in their division. Thank you to Mrs Janine Stone for her leadership of these teams.

It was a pleasure to watch the senior boys play in their Rugby 7s final last night. They played with great spirit and skill in a closely contested match, narrowly going down 14-17 in the final minute of the game. Well done to the boys and to coach Mr Chris Mundey on their successful season.

Year 5 students have made a difference to the lives of people internationally as they have learnt important entrepreneurial skills in their Business and Economics Entrepreneurial unit. As they developed greater understandings about how to create a business, they also raised $1780 for the Australian Lutheran World Service Gift of Grace program. The energy and pride that was evident near the end of the Market Day was a testament to the fun and learning that had occurred. Well done to our Year 5 staff and student team and HASS leader Mrs Fiona Schefe.

We all had a great deal of fun at the Golf Day on Sunday and yes there was a prize for the person who lost more balls than I did! Teams of staff, parents and friends enjoyed the opportunity to connect and test their golfing skills under ideal conditions. We appreciate the support of all of our players including Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie, Councillor Tim Dwyer and sponsors. A particular thank you to our major sponsors IBN Private, Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy, Fowler Lawyers, ForenSix Group, Computercut Signs and Shine Beauty and our Friends of Pacific organising committee Mrs Jenny Lee, Mr Darren and Mrs Erin Carter and Mrs Teena Thompson.

It was great to see so many of our students nominate and take advantage of the training day for the USC debating competition last week. The training day prepared students for the short prep competition, which will occur next term. We thank Mr Alex O’Connor for his leadership of our debaters.

May God equip us to live hope-filled lives where we learn and grow through both success and challenges.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Where Are You?

As a College, we have been exploring the family boundaries thread. This week, I have focused on the fact that parents are always aware of their children’s whereabouts. A parent’s job is to know and be concerned about their child’s whereabouts and wellbeing. But how do parent’s do this as their child begins maturing and becomes more independent?

There is a great story about a young teenage boy who did not let his parents know where he was going one day. The family was on holidays in the city and were about to travel home. The boy’s parents were so engrossed in what they were doing that at first, they did not notice that their teenager wasn’t with them. The teenager didn’t text, message or contact his parents to let them know where he was. He was busy doing his own thing, oblivious to not being with his family. Sometime later, the parents realised their son was missing and went on an anxious search to find him. They were worried, but finally, they found him. If you are the parent of a teenager, has this scenario ever happened to you? If it has, you have something in common with Joseph and Mary, the earthly parents of Jesus. This is the only story we have recorded in the Bible of Jesus’ teenager years; the story of a rebellious teenager crossing family boundaries and not letting his parents know where he was.

As teenagers get older and become more social, spending time away from home with friends, boundaries can get pushed and tensions build. Parents can get anxious about the safety and whereabouts of their teenagers. Some of the questions that are often asked at these times are; “When are you coming home? Who are you going out with? Where are you going?”. Older teenagers can feel like they are being bugged by their parents, but parents and caregivers simply want to know they are safe. Family boundaries regarding the whereabouts of children are necessary and might sometimes need to be negotiated as teenagers mature. When mistakes are made and trust is eroded by poor choices and dishonesty, it takes time to rebuild. However, families are the best place to practice forgiveness by encouraging acknowledgment of mistakes, model forgiveness and learn how to rebuild trust in difficult and tricky relationships.

A prayer for families; Lord God, families can be messy places to grow up. Give our parents and family members forgiveness as we live together, learning to love one another and be at peace in our relationships. In your name, we pray. Amen.

St Mark’s @ Pacific – Prep Bible Service

At the St Mark’s @ Pacific Service this Sunday, our Prep students will be presented with a Lion First Bible as a gift from the St Mark’s congregation and the College. All members of our community are invited to attend. The service will commence at 9.30am in the Pacific Music Rooms and will be followed by morning tea in the Music Courtyard. Prep families are encouraged to RSVP to their class teachers.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Head of Senior College Students

Senior Exams and QCS

Well done to all senior students on the completion of their Term 2 exams. This term is an exceptionally busy one and having exams in amongst the busyness can be an adjustment. Year 10 students were adjusting to their first experience with block exams; Year 11 students adjusting to a new curriculum and exam format; and Year 12 students were adjusting to the demands of being in Year 12! It was, however, great to witness students’ positive attitude and commitment to their academic endeavours. We also wish the Year 12 students all the very best for their QCS Test practice on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Japan Trip

In the final week of the term, the 2019 Japan Trip will commence, with 20 Senior College students embarking on a two week tour of the country. The highlight of the trip is always the one-week schooling experience at Seishin Gakuen and the subsequent homestay with a host family. While at Seishin, students will take part in a full week of Japanese school classes and even run a sports lesson for Seishin students. After the school experience, the group will tour parts of Japan including Hiroshima (where the Peace Park and Museum are), Kyoto (to visit ancient temples) and Tokyo. Students have been preparing for this trip since the end of 2018 and are excited about the cultural experience. Thank you to Toriyabe Sensei for all of her work and effort in organising and coordinating the trip.

Defensive Driver Day (Year 11 and 12)

Following on from the RACQ Safe Driver program that Year 11 students engaged in last term, Pacific is looking at participating in a Defensive Driving Course mid-way through Term 3. Statistics show that the majority of car fatalities occur within the first few years of driving and most are due to lack of experience and knowledge. Therefore, it would be great to have as many young drivers attend the course as possible.

In order for this program to go ahead, we would need 15-20 students from Years 11 and 12 to commit. Defensive Driver days are run in Brisbane (Willowbank) and Toowoomba and go from 8.30am – 4.00pm. The College would provide a bus to transport the group on the day. The cost of the one-day training course is approximately $250 - $300, but it will provide extremely valuable skills for attendees. If you would like to be a part of this course, or would like more information, please contact Mr Mark Hauser ( before the end of the term. I will be in contact with those interested, once we confirm our place in the program.

Year 10 Leadership Day

On Tuesday 25th June, all Year 10 students will take part in their first Leadership Day experience at the College. Lutheran Youth of Queensland (LYQ) will take the cohort through a range of team-building activities and students will explore what it means and looks like to be a leader. Students will be required to come to school in their sport uniform. We look forward to seeing this cohort engage with the LYQ staff and their peers on the day, as it is a rewarding, fun and challenging experience.

We wish all senior students a safe and blessed holiday, when they get there!

Mr Mark Hauser, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Year 5 Market Day

Last Friday, Year 5 students, under the guidance of teachers and with support from families and friends, ran a Market Day. Students presented a great variety of creative, innovative and tasty products, all of which proved hugely popular with customers.

At assembly over the past two weeks, our focus has been ‘everyone can make a difference’, as coined in the song “My Own Two Hands”. Sometimes we think our individual efforts are pointless – for example, it’s not worth picking up rubbish because environmental pollution is an enormous worldwide issue.

In this context, the Market Day was not only a culminating activity in Year 5 HASS: Business and Economics’ Entrepreneurial unit, but stalls raised in excess of $1780 for the Australian Lutheran World Service, thereby making a difference in the lives of many!

Even when issues or problems seem insurmountable, using our own two hands to make the world a better place does make a difference, locally, nationally and globally.

Prep - Year 2 Cross Country

This term, all students in Prep – Year 2 have been busily training for their Cross Country Carnival, which will be held next week on Wednesday 19th June, commencing at 1.40pm. A letter providing details of the event has been sent home. All parents are warmly invited to come along and support their children.

Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience is essential in our daily lives, especially to help us deal with confrontations, making choices, getting bad results, encountering negative situations that are beyond our control or struggling with difficult day-to-day activities.

As adults we generally face such difficulties with varying levels of resilience. Equipping children with the skills to develop emotional resilience is an important facet of their growth.

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’ mindsets and being intolerant of others. This week, I would like to continue to share some strategies from the You Can Do It Program, which may help eliminate or help to balance these negative mindsets.

To Eliminate ‘I Can’t Be Bothered’

Explain to your child that while it may seem that life should always be fun and exciting, this isn’t always the case. Life is a mixture of fun activities and also some more mundane things. While it is natural to try to avoid uninteresting activities such as homework or chores, the more they avoid these things, the greater chance they have of not achieving their potential.

Other suggestions for eliminating an ‘I Can’t Be Bothered’ mindset:

  • Explain the meaning of the expression ‘no pain, no gain’ (in order to get ahead in life, one has to do things that are ‘painful’ to do).
  • Point to the experience of others and show how, in part, their success has come from doing things that are not pleasant to do.
  • Provide examples from times in your own life when you avoided doing unpleasant work and how it held you back from achieving your goals.
  • Model for children examples of how doing unpleasant things in the short term can help to achieve pleasant results in the long term.
  • Teach children the 5 Minute Plan. Ahead of time, identify aspects of schoolwork that children find to be boring or tedious. Have children agree to work on this for five minutes. Then, after five minutes has passed (set a timer), encourage them to work for another five minutes. In this way, children obtain evidence that challenges their belief that they cannot be bothered with things that are not exciting and fun.
  • When you catch children avoiding work they find tedious, provide feedback: “By not doing this work, you are making the choice to not be successful”.
  • When you catch children doing work they find tedious, offer feedback: “You can stand doing boring things. By doing it, you are choosing to be successful”.
  • Show children concrete evidence that by doing tedious work they are more successful.

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

Food for Thought

Serve and Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

Young children experience their world as an environment of relationships. These relationships virtually affect all aspects of their development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical, behavioural and moral.

“One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is ‘serve and return’ interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.”

To learn more, visit:

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Important Notices

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students With Disability

As part of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students With Disability (NCCD), the College is required to provide the following information to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training on each student with a disability:

  • The student’s year level;
  • The student’s category of disability (i.e. physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional); and
  • The student’s level of adjustment (i.e. support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive adjustment).

For further information about the NCCD, visit: If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Learning Enrichment, Mrs Jo Belchamber on 5436 7300 or

Enrolling Now for Prep 2020

We are enrolling now for Prep 2020! For more information and to book a tour, contact our College Registrar, Mrs Chris Henschke on 5436 7321 or

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day

With glorious conditions and the rain behind us, the Pacific and IBN Private Golf Day teed off last Sunday at Pelican Waters Golf Club.


We thank all 18 teams who connected at this event, making it one of our most successful Golf Days yet. We also particularly thank IBN Private and Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy for the ‘really-good’ goodie bags, The ForenSix Group for the awesome first tee prizes, Constable Jeff Frazer and Sergeant K.J. for their traffic ‘control’ on the course, Fowler Lawyers for the first prize and raffle wine baskets and Ruth and Gunnar from Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy for fixing player ailments on the 18th Tee.

Congratulations to the following winners on the day:

  • Winners – Johnson’s Jokers
    Gary Wilson, Greg Johnson, Dylan Gardner and Dale Williams
  • Runners-up – The Eagles
    Greg Lee, Andrew Whatham, Rod McGregor and Pete Doran
  • Third Place – Dude, Where’s my Par?
    Kelly Seddon-O’Rourke, Geoff O'Rourke, Richie Studiman and Scott Roberts
  • IBN Moet Putting Competition – Mark Loh
  • Nearest to the pin – Gary Wilson and Brad Hockam
  • Longest drive – Dylan Gardner
  • Eagle hole – Dylan Gardner
  • ForenSix Group 1st tee straightest drive – Stuart Gunn
  • ForenSix Group shot not past the ladies’ markers – Darren Hooper and Scott Chapman

A special mention also to The Pacemakers (Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Mr Mark Hauser, Mr Brett Kersnovske and Mr Darren Hooper) who received the wooden spoons!

We thank all our sponsors: IBN Private, Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy, ForenSix Group, Fowler Lawyers, Computercut Signage, Branding, Printing, Life and Love Photography, Shine Beauty, Rebecca Weber MTA - Mobile Travel Agents, The Happy Snack Company, Coral Cafe and The Good Guys Kawana for their support. We also congratulate our organisers Erin and Darren Carter and Teena Thompson and helpers Rhana Holt and Rita Williams, as well as the Pelican Waters Golf Club, for putting on such a fabulous event.

For more photos of the event, visit the Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

What’s Ahead…

Save the date for our upcoming Trivia Night on Saturday 17th August in the College gym. Teams of 8-10 are welcome to test their knowledge for the title of TRIVIA WINNERS. Look out for the registration form, which will be emailed out soon!

June Meeting

Our next meeting FoP meeting is on Tuesday 18th June at 6.30pm in the College library. All are welcome to attend.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Outside School Hours Care

Relaxation Circle

In our OSHC garden is a beautiful big tree that provides shade and a quiet area for children. Unfortunately, as it doesn’t see a lot of sunlight, the grass struggles to grow underneath. However, the children came up with a beautiful way to use this space. They collected rocks and lined the area to make what they called the ‘Relaxation Circle’. After talking to their peers, children have decided to run yoga, meditation, listening time and Dream Time Telling in this area. They have also found another area of the garden to redevelop. In consultation with each other, children have created their own ‘Forrest Walk’ within the OSHC garden. The children cleared areas, collected items and worked together to come up with the plan for the garden and build this beautiful walk.


Mrs Natalie Sorbello, OSHC Coordinator

Library News

Voices on the Coast Literature Festival

The Voices on the Coast Literature Festival is on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July this year. Students in Years 7-12 are invited to attend on Thursday 18th July and students in Years 4-6 on Friday 19th July. Students can see authors, poets, illustrators and performers, purchase books and get them signed, and experience the atmosphere of the University of the Sunshine Coast. More information on the presenters can be found at:

Year 7-12 students who are interested in attending need to return their forms by this Monday 17th June. Students in Years 4-6 who wish to attend can pick up forms from the library this week and return them by Monday 24th June. Places are limited, so students are encouraged to get in quick.

Moon Landing Week

Next week, the library will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a range of activities for all students.

Activities running all week:

  • Use the green screen to photoshop yourself onto the moon.
  • Explore outer space with our virtual reality astronomy apps.

Daily activities:

  • Monday – moon quiz.
  • Tuesday – make a moon crater.
  • Wednesday – paint a planet.
  • Thursday – eat the phases of the moon.
  • Friday – build a rocket.

Plus, check out the displays and the videos of staff members sharing their memories of the moon landing.

Ms Nell Keen, Head of Library

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50!

Last week, the library hosted our annual Year 2 Literary Party and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The library was transformed with stunning displays and two caterpillars and one butterfly (Mrs Lily Smith, Mrs Peta Griffin and Ms Sue Warren) led the excited children through a range of activities including making crawling caterpillars on leaves, creating floating butterflies and a tricky treasure hunt. Then, the hungry hordes of students were let loose on a delicious banquet. Once again, our amazing Hospitality Department provided food that was a visual feast as well as a very tasty one! Students all had a great time and this will be a lasting memory for them. What a fabulous way to share the joy of books – fun and food!


Ms Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian

Junior College

Year 5 Market Day

On Friday, our Year 5 classes ran a Market Day to raise funds for the Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) Gifts of Grace program. Prep – Year 4 students visited the market in their class groups and enjoyed a variety of arts and crafts, food and drinks!

This was the culminating activity of the Year 5 HASS: Business and Economics’ Entrepreneurial Unit. Students created a small business to sell a product of their choice at the Market Day. Students were required to progress through all the stages of setting up a business including developing a business plan, creating budgets, planning, undertaking customer surveys, designing and creating their product, designing a business card and advertising and finally, promoting their product throughout the school.

The purpose of this program was for students to experience the independence of being a business owner, to grow their leadership skills and encourage learning from peers. The Market Day was a great success! Students developed lifelong skills and created special memories working together.


Thank you to our Year 5 parents, who helped students with a start-up donation and also assisted with production at home. Thank you also to the parents and staff who assisted on the day and to everyone who visited and made purchases! In total, students raised more than $1780 for the ALWS.

Mrs Fiona Schefe, Year 5 Teacher

Secondary College

Sunshine Coast Robotics Competition

On Saturday 8th June, the Pacific Robotics Club participated in the Sunshine Coast Robotics Competition held at Good Shepherd Lutheran College. We entered seven teams in the competition – three teams in the primary section (Year 6 and 7) and four in the secondary division.

The standards of the engineer design and the level of strategic coding reached new heights this year and added to the fierce competition on the day. Teams took part in sumo matches, repaired robots, made design alterations in response to competition on the field and also watched other teams compete.

Six of our seven teams made the finals and our Year 6 and 7 team were awarded second place in their division after a gruelling knockout grand final! Congratulations to team members Tamsyn and Kelsey Doyle.

Well done to all teams for their hard work and sportsmanship on the day. Thank you to the parents who joined us at the competition and supported the students. It was a fabulous day with more to come.

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Information Technology

Duke of Edinburgh


In a world where there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24, youth equate to 16% of the global population. Although the numbers and the geography of world is big, the world our youth live in can be seen as smaller due to connectivity. 

The Duke of Edinburgh program is now run in 144 different nations. Regardless of where our youth are completing their awards, they are all completing it under the same structure of the Award Program. 

Their opportunities are diverse, but they are coming together with common goals across the globe. The skills they are learning are driving change within themselves, which in turn will promote changes around the world.

We look forward to hearing of the connections our Duke of Edinburgh students have made with other program participants in their future endeavours.

Four Key Sections to the Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program is set up with three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and each level has four key sections that all participants need to complete. Participants must meet the minimum requirements for each section and must show regular commitment to all of their activities (Physical Recreation, Skills, Service) with an average time of one hour per week or two hours per fortnight.

If your son or daughter is interested in taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and are aged 14 or over, please contact Mr Nick Tait or Mrs Natalie Campbell for further information.

Mr Nick Tait and Mrs Natalie Campbell, Duke of Edinburgh Team

Junior Sport (P-6)

Prep - Year 2 Cross Country Carnival

The Prep – Year 2 Cross Country Carnival will be held next Wednesday 19th June from 1.40pm at the College. Students will run in their year levels, not in age groups. The program for the afternoon is as follows:

  • 1.50pm: assemble on College oval                                                        
  • 2.00pm: Prep boys/girls 400m
  • 2.10pm: Year 1 boys/girls 600m
  • 2.20pm: Year 2 boys/girls 800m
  • 2.30pm: Presentations

*Please note that the above times are a guide only.

All students will need to wear their sports uniforms with house shirts to school on Wednesday. Although there will be tents set up, students will still be required to wear their sports hat while watching (hats are not required when running). Students must run in shoes at the Carnival. It is also advisable for students to bring their own water bottle.

All parents are warmly invited to come along and support their child but are requested to remain in the parent area whilst spectating.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport (7-12)

Rugby 7s Grand Final

The Pacific U17 Rugby 7s season came to a finish last night with the team playing in the grand final against Suncoast Christian College. It was a very close game with Pacific heading in to half time with a 14-5 lead. Suncoast came out strong and clawed their way back to 14-12 with only one minute to go. Despite an amazing full field effort from Sam Larsen, Suncoast eventually prevailed across the line to seal their win.

It was an absolute credit to the boys for the way they conducted themselves throughout the season and in the match last night. We congratulate all players on their season and thank Mr Chris Mundey for his leadership of the team.


Well done to those students who have been attending kayaking training in preparation for this year’s competitions. It has been great to see so many new paddlers! Training is held at Lake Kawana on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm – 5.00pm.

Thank you to the following coaches and helpers:

  • Coaches – Mr Gary Graves, Mrs Natalie Campbell and Mr Craig Spender. Craig has joined our team from the local Kawana Waters Canoe Club and he is looking forward to working with our more advanced paddlers.
  • Equipment Repair – Mr Ben Dutton.
  • Water Safety – Mr Jack Gothorp.
  • Bank Supervision – Mrs Leah Croke and Mr Ben Ryan.
  • Parent Helper – Mr Brendan Casement.

We are always looking for people who can assist with the kayaking program. If you’re able to lend a hand, please contact Mr Gary Graves directly at the College on 5436 7300.

We’re looking forward to another great year of kayaking!

District Cross Country

Congratulations to the following District Cross Country athletes on their performances at the Regional Cross Country carnival on Tuesday 28th May.

  • Imogen Hiley – fourth place 14yr girls
  • Zara Richters – sixth place 13yr girls
  • Chloe Mitchell – fourth place 12yr girls

Both Chloe and Imogen have been selected in the Regional Cross Country team to compete at the state carnival early next term. We wish them the best of luck.

Student Success – Rugby Union

Congratulations to Year 7 student Izaac Grime who recently represented the Independent District at the U12 rugby union trials. Izaac’s team was undefeated throughout the two-day carnival. From this carnival, Izaac has been selected in the Sunshine Coast team and will travel to Townsville in August to play at the state championships. Well done, Izaac.

SCISSA Results – Wednesday 12th June
Team Opposition Score Result MVP
Girls A Volleyball SUN 1 2-0 Win Lily Croke
Girls B Volleyball MFAC 2 0-2 Loss Tamika Cheney
Boys A Volleyball GCC F Win -
Junior Tennis SAAC P2 8-0 (40-10) Loss Grace Steven

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

Club Sport

Pacific FC

Last Saturday was one of the coldest so far for soccer but our teams made the best of it! Our U6 Sharks received their Gelatissimo reward. Great teamwork, Sharks! Thank you for the photo, Cindy.

Our U9 Razors chalked up a 5-3 win on Saturday! Congratulations to all the players on their champion team spirit. Thank you for the photo, Linnelle.

Pacific FC Coaches and Managers

On Wednesday 19th June, we will be holding an informal session for coaches and managers from 6.30pm to 7.00pm in L14 at the College.

Our professional soccer coaches from K3 will be on-hand, in addition to Mason from Kawana Forest Fitness and the management committee, to listen to your feedback and suggestions.

This is a good opportunity to offer constructive suggestions on how we can improve and enhance soccer at Pacific. Families are invited to pass on constructive suggestions to their team coaches and managers so it can be shared on the night. Under the SCCSA framework, Pacific FC is operated entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the players and parents. We thank you for your continued support and contribution towards the Club’s success.

Mr Zane Russell, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

It’s hard to believe, but we’re now halfway through the season! A highlight for the season so far has been the way in which all of the teams are developing and improving week to week. 

In particular, I would like to mention our U11 Division 2 PLC Ponies. This team consists of a group of girls who are playing their first year of netball. As this is an U11 team, some of the teams they play have been together for as long as five years; which is a difficult proposition for your first year of competitive sport. On the weekend, the Ponies played Tibro who defeated them 25-3 when they played earlier in the season. The girls showed tremendous grit and determination, but fell just short being defeated 10-8 in a game that could have gone either way. The team spirit, endeavour and willingness to learn and improve is a credit to all. Well done, PLC Ponies!

We also congratulate April Romagnoli who has successfully completed her ‘National C’ umpiring accreditation. This achievement means that April is qualified to umpire any game; junior, senior or women with the Caloundra Netball Association.

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 and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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:

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:

Upcoming Dates

10-14 Senior College Exams
16 St Mark's @ Pacific - Prep Bible Presentation (9.30am)
17-18 Year 12 QCS Practice
18 Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)
19 Prep - Year 2 Cross Country Carnival (1.40pm-3.00pm)
20 Year 4-6 SCISSA Photos
21 Year 7-12 Athletics - Javelin, 1500m, 12yrs High Jump 
  Ensembles Concert
23 St Mark's Anniversary - Pacific Voices
25 Year 10 Leadership Day
  Year 12 Tides Waterfront Dining Experience
25-27 Year 4 Camp - Luther Heights
26 Japan Trip Departure
27 K-12 Chapel
  Term 2 Concludes
28 Staff Day