Compass No. 558 January 2020

From the Principal

Excellence Through Agency and Efficacy

Welcome to the start of the school year and learning in a new decade. Imagine what will be possible in 2030. What will the world look like and what will be your role in it? How will we be learning? In a rapidly changing world it is important that we do not just think and act in terms of what is needed now but also in terms of what is needed in the future.

In considering how we live in this world of change, we could see ourselves as sitting on a sailing boat, with someone else in charge, carried along by the decisions of others and the winds and currents of change or as a boat stubbornly anchored, buffeted by change but unmoved as change streams past us and around us. Alternatively, we could see ourselves as having the resources to navigate and to be able to move forward with change, to be able to take firm hold of the helm, trim the sails and in doing so, influence and shape the world we experience.

All of us can choose to navigate life in such a way as to improve life for ourselves, for others and for the environment. The OECD Learning Framework 2030 is based on the principle that students need to have the ability and the will to positively influence their own lives and the world around them. This year’s theme of Excellence through Student Agency and Efficacy draws on this principle.

Agency is defined within the OECD document as the ability to set a goal, reflect and act responsibly and we would add purposefully. At Pacific we see this involving intentional action in the moral, social- emotional, economic, creative, physical, environmental, spiritual and intellectual realms of our lives. We can navigate a way forward in all circumstances. In order to act, we need to have the personal resources, that is, the necessary skills and capabilities in each of these areas and a belief that we can make a difference. Having these resources and believing we can, is about having personal efficacy. In putting these two things together we see that there is an interplay between the growth of efficacy and agency.

Throughout life and particularly here at Pacific, we are constantly given opportunities to enhance our efficacy and agency across all dimensions of life. Each of us has to take the helm of our own learning. We need to be intentional about growing our capacities, individually and through collaboration and co-creation with our crew and those beyond our boat. Learning and living requires us to bring our best selves into the moment, being fully aware and connected. To be able to respond flexibly to the winds of change and opportunity. To be open to grow deeply within and then to act with purpose and discernment.

As we move into the new year, we look forward to navigating a year of possibility as we take advantage of enhanced facilities and programs. We do this in community with each other and with a loving and gracious God who walks with us and equips us. Every day, every moment is a gift of opportunity. May we all have the grace and courage to embrace this gift to navigate with confidence and purpose.

Principal's Log

Welcome to the start of the 2020 school year. We particularly welcome new students and their families. We trust that you very quickly feel part of the Pacific community and confidently grow in your relationships and learning.

We welcome the following new permanent staff to the College. Ms Anne-Marie Gerlach formally Head of Learning Senior College at Canterbury College as the Head of Learning Senior College, Ms Kim Wood formally a paramedic and previously the Head of Outdoor Education at Brisbane Girls Grammar School as Head of Outdoor Education, Mr David Simpfendorfer returns as a Music teacher having been Head of Performing Arts at Redeemer Lutheran College, Mr Jim Tamvakis from Moreton Bay Boys College as a teacher of Mathematics and Science, Mrs Kristie Brock from Good Shepherd Catholic College in Mt Isa as a Legal Studies and Business teacher, Mrs Nina Devenish formerly Head of Japanese at St Mary’s College in Maryborough as a Japanese teacher, Mrs Kirsty Roy continues as an English and HASS teacher and Mrs Grier Elliott as a Prep teacher, Ms Megan Bancks returns from Good Shepherd Lutheran College as a Middle and Senior Mathematics and PE teacher, Mr Scott Massie as a Year 3-7 teacher, Mrs Roslyn Grewar as a P-12 teacher of PE and Middle and Senior College Mathematics and Ms Madison Dearnaley as a Teacher Librarian. We look forward to these very capable staff adding to student experience this year.

We congratulate and look forward to working with Mr Damian Davis as the Head of Staff and Students P-5, Mrs Wendy Wescombe as the Acting Head of Mathematics Middle College, Mr Alex O’Connor as the Acting Head of Mathematics Senior College and Mr Brett Kersnovske as the Head of Bula House.

We welcome back Head of Humanities Mrs Elley Wood, Head of Mumba House Mr Damien Evans, Head of Vocational Education and Training Mr Ian Learoyd, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology Mrs Colleen Beattie, P-5 teacher Mrs Sarah Atkinson and College Nurse Mrs Maree Hooper as they return from leave.

We look forward to connecting with students and parents at the upcoming Welcome Breakfast this Friday, the P-5 Commencement Service, the P-5 Parent Information Evening and the Year 12 Parent and Student Information Evening next week. These community events provide important opportunities for families to build relationships and learn more about the next phase of their child’s learning.

We wish Year 7 students and staff all the best as they engage in their outdoor education experience next week. We thank our Head of Outdoor Education Ms Kim Wood for her leadership and organisation of this experience.

May God equip us to grow in both efficacy and agency to make our world a better place.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Important Notices

Corona Virus Update

The College has issued communication this morning via email with updated advice regarding the novel coronavirus. We will continue to monitor government updates and keep you informed if advice changes. Families are encouraged to continue checking their emails regularly.

From the College Pastor

A Prayer for a New School Year

A new school year can often be a time of adjustment for parents and families. As children and teenagers start their first day of Kindy, Prep, Year 7, 12, or any year level, it is normal to have feelings of worry or trepidation as parents. Psalm 94:19 is a great verse to read at these times; when my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. As you and your family start the 2020 school year may you be comforted with the assurance that you do not walk this journey alone. The staff and parent community of Pacific is here for you and importantly, God goes before you and with you, to accompany you.

Prayer: Lord, I give this school year to you. I pray that each of my children will learn exactly what is right for them to learn. Help them to master new skills and increase their love of learning. Prepare them for what you have for them in their futures. Protect them from what is harmful and expose them to what will grow them. I pray that they will have good attitudes and a willingness to work hard. Give our family peace during this school year. Thank you for loving them, protecting them and caring for them. Into your hands, we commit this new year. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (adapted from

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Calm Minds

A very warm welcome to the start of a new academic year. We especially welcome all new students and families to the Pacific Lutheran College community. I look forward to meeting you all at various College events throughout the year. Research informs us that making connections and nurturing relationships, helps create a stronger sense of belonging and a culture of inclusiveness. I encourage all students to immerse themselves in as many school-based activities and opportunities as they can in 2020. Moreover, I encourage students to voice their thoughts on what we can do to assist them this year.

Fundamentally it is within Pastoral Care Groups (PCG), that strong bonds are made both with students and their families. The PCG teacher is a touchpoint for families across a range of student formation and wellbeing issues, so in most cases they will be yours and your child’s first contact should the need arise. The vertical nature of the PCG ensures a real sense of family. It was tremendous to see the positive interactions between students of all ages as they took part in ‘getting to know you’ activities on the first day of the school year. One comment that resonated with me was made by a Year 12 student, who set the goal to “keep my mind calm”. It is such a simple but vitally important mantra that I think we all should remind ourselves of each day.

Year 7 Camp

A reminder that the Year 7 camp departs next Tuesday 4th February and returns on Friday 7th February. The theme of ‘connections’ superbly reinforces one of the main reasons this camp is held so early in the year. This is a great time for the cohort to make connections and build friendships as they develop new skills and grow those that they already possess. We thank Head of Outdoor Education Ms Kim Wood for her leadership of the program as well as Mr Andrew Block, Mrs Leah Croke, Mr Alex O’Connor, Mrs Melissa Ousley, Pastor Tim Jarick and ancillary staff for their support.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Learning K-5

The Reading Bug

How you can help your child catch it!

Although many children have well-developed pre-reading skills by the time they start school, the teaching of literacy skills begins in earnest from day one of Prep. Speaking and listening, reading and writing are all part of literacy and your child needs to develop all these skills so that he/she can learn, understand and communicate in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

While some children seemingly learn to read overnight, with very little help, most children need plenty of encouragement and guidance before they are flying solo as independent readers.

With a reader coming home in the school bag each day, many parents feel ill-equipped to help their child on the exciting journey to independent reading, but there are many ways you can help and encourage your child to become a reader.

Your child will want to read if:

  • There is a choice of things to read. If everything you own has been read a million times and now seems a little young for your child, take a trip to the library or perhaps try swapping some much-loved books with a friend.
  • You offer a variety of texts. Have them read a recipe to you as you cook or read the instructions for a board game you're going to play together. By doing this, your child will begin to understand that by reading, they can make a lot happen in their world.
  • You're not too ambitious. Reading at home should be about building confidence in reading – your child has worked hard at school all day mastering new literacy concepts so your time together reading shouldn't be about challenging them further.
  • You have regular reading times together. The end of the day is often a great time to read together, or a lazy Sunday morning in bed – you can either take turns reading aloud from the same book, or just lie side-by-side reading your own books quietly.

Make sure that you take some time to read for pleasure too. The best way to get your child enthused about reading is for you to model the behaviour you want to see in them.

At Pacific, all our learning spaces are a hub of reading and writing every day. Teachers put an enormous effort into planning exciting, creative and relevant activities which encourage all children to catch the reading bug!

Mrs Sue Zweck, Head of Learning K-5

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5


Welcome to Pacific Lutheran College in 2020. It is a great privilege to serve the community as Head of Staff and Students P-5 in a permanent capacity this year. I again thank Mr David Druery for the service and guidance he has provided over the years at the College and I wish him well as he transitions into his new role later this year.

It has been wonderful to witness the excitement and enthusiasm with which students have entered the new school year. They have returned invigorated after their break and along with staff, are looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing together.

P-5 Information Evening

Next Wednesday 5th February, the P-5 Parent Information Evening will be held. The night will commence at 5.00pm in rooms L 13 and 14. Following a number of short introductory talks, parents will move to their child’s learning spaces where teachers will outline their programs for the year and their expectations in regard to home learning, behaviour and assessment. As the learning journey at Pacific is an adventure shared between staff, students and families, we encourage parents to attend the evening.

General Housekeeping

Communication with Staff

Often, parents need to communicate information to their child’s teachers regarding changes of routine and exemption from participation in sport, specialist lessons or activities due to injury or illness. To avoid confusion and to ensure students are where they are meant to be particularly at the end of the day, we ask that parents put all of these changes in writing. There are several ways parents can communicate with staff.

  • All teachers can be contacted by email.
  • Teachers in Prep – Year 2 can also be contacted through their class communication books.
  • A short note can be sent with students advising teachers of changes in routines or of their inability to participate in activities.

We appreciate your support in assisting teachers to ensure the wellbeing of all students.


A reminder that the College hat is an important element of the school uniform. A number of students are already presenting to school each day without a hat. During breaks students need to wear a hat or they are required to stay out of the sun. Students should also wear their hats when travelling to and from the College. Could all parents/guardians please ensure that children are bringing/wearing a hat to school each day.


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

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

Prep – Year 2 Car Park

With our newly refurbished car park nearly fully functional, it is a timely reminder that as the school grows, this car park is reserved for parents and carers of students in Prep – Year 2. All students in Year 3 and above, are to use the senior drop off or carpark at the Western side of the College.

I look forward to working with you and wish you many blessings as you begin another year in our College community.

Mr Damian Davis, Head of Staff and Students P-5

Food for Thought

Raising Children to Thrive in a Climate Changed World

Many parents who are concerned about climate change know that the climate-altered world of the future will be very different. This generation of children will need to adapt to faster and more wide-ranging changes than we have ever seen before.

‘Positive development’ is a term psychologists use to refer to developing the capacity to live a happy, healthy, productive and engaged life. These skills are also important for helping them to adapt to climate change and thrive in a climate changed world. There are four sets of characteristics that help children develop in this way – individual skills, inter-personal skills, social engagement and citizenship skills – and parents can help build all of these.

For more information, visit:

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Welcome to the start of a new school year with the theme Excellence Through Student Agency and Efficacy. We trust you will enjoy good fellowship and make lifelong friendships during the course of the year, knowing you are supported within this community. 

It is the task of Friends of Pacific to bring the community together to form a gathering of learners, of families, of support. We give thanks for our continuous cold water supply at the College and our determined ability to fundraise for sustainable purposes with likeminded groups such as the Champions for Change. We give thanks that over the years, FoP has been able to provide enhancements to our sporting facilities including the sports hall and netball and tennis courts. And, as students and teachers enter their learning spaces with digital learning boards and robots, we give thanks to our community for giving back, allowing us to enrich spaces and programs that would otherwise not be possible.

On Friday we will host the Welcome to Pacific Lutheran College Breakfast and we look forward to gathering our families together, both new and continuing.

We are also extremely appreciative for our group of new and continuing FoP executives who will serve the College community in 2020: Allyson Sarvari, Erin Carter, Belinda Watman, Teena Thompson, Alison Ferguson, Rita Williams and Bron Butler. We applaud them for their energy, encouragement and commitment.

If you would like to make a difference, please join us for our first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday 18th February or on the third Tuesday of every month in the College boardroom.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Library News

Lunchtime Activities

Welcome back to the library in 2020. We are still settling in to the new space but are aiming to have the remaining areas set up by Week 5. In the meantime, the library is open for business from 8.00am to 4.00pm and students are welcome to come in and read, study, play board games or draw during break times. Our lunchtime activities kick off next week. For the secondary school, we have our Choc-Lit readers group for anyone interested in talking about books (and eating chocolate) and in the MakerSpace we are making Baby Yoda cubees. For the primary school, we are making paper animals and using Ozobots.

Click here to download the schedule of lunchtime activities.

Voices on the Coast Literature Festival

Voices on the Coast will be held in Week 4 of this term, much earlier than usual. Year 7-12 students have the opportunity to attend on Thursday 20th February, with Year 4-6 students attending on Friday 21st February. Forms will go out next week, as soon as the schedule is available, and will need to be returned quickly.

Ms Nell Keen, Head of Library


Junior Readers

‘Ollie and Augustus’ by Gabriel Evans

Starting school can be scary, especially if you have to leave your best friend behind. Before setting off for his first day at school, Ollie attempts to find his dog Augustus a new friend. This delightful picture book is perfect for young readers who have just started or returned to school. It’s also perfect for animal lovers and parents who don’t mind a chuckle while reading aloud to their bookworms.

Activity Idea: once you have read this book, take a walk around the neighbourhood and see how many different dogs you can spot. Are they big, or small, white like Augustus or some other colour?

If you like this, try: ‘Daisy and the Puppy’ by Sara Acton ad Lisa Shanahan.

Middle Readers

Reader favourite Raina Telgemeier is back with ‘Guts’, her next semi-autobiographic graphic novel. Raina thinks an upset stomach is just a bug, but when it sticks around while she’s dealing with the ins and outs of friendships and worries about school, she thinks there might be more to the story. With bright illustrations, this graphic novel is sure to thrill fans of ‘Smile, Sisters, and Drama’ and appeal to readers who know exactly how hard school can be sometimes. 

If you like this, try: ‘The Baby Sitter’s Club’ graphic novels. 

Senior Readers

This week’s recommendations are all about getting back to school and you can’t beat ‘Can’t Beat The Chemistry’ by Kat Colmer for some academic-based fun. Music, chemistry, hate-to-love romance and great character development, ‘Can’t Beat The Chemistry’ is a fun and light-hearted young adult realistic novel about growing up and looking past first judgments. MJ is finishing her final year of high school while also taking two university courses. It’s all part of her mother’s plan for her to become a doctor. MJ would rather study genetics but after the falling out between her mother and brother, MJ knows better than to deviate from the plan.

If you liked this, try: ‘It Sounded Better in My Head’ by Nina Kenwood.

Ms Madison Dearnaley, Teacher Librarian

College News

Year 6-12 Mathematics Tutoring

In 2020 the Pacific Mathematics department will offer ‘Maths Homework Help’ to all Year 6-12 students each Monday afternoon, from 3.20pm – 4.20pm in L13/14, commencing in Week 3. This gives students the opportunity to come and do their maths homework in a quiet environment with a teacher present to ask questions when needed. All students who attend are expected to work quietly on their maths homework/revision.

Mr Alex O’Connor, Head of Mathematics Senior College


Coral Café

The Coral Café has reopened for 2020 from 7.30am to 8.20am each morning. Come and enjoy a coffee and a selection of breakfast treats. Don’t forget to bring your cup!

Lids 4 Kids – Plastics into Prosthetics Limbs

Families are encouraged to continue collecting their plastic lids and bottle tops for the Hospitality Department who is supporting the Lids 4 Kids movement. As part of the Envision Hands project, Lids 4 Kids collects and recycles plastic lids and bottle tops, which are then turned into prosthetic limbs for disabled children using 3D printing technology. Lids can be brought in to the Coral Café.

Mrs Colleen Beattie, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology

Disabled Surfers Association Event - Volunteers Required

The Disabled Surfers Association will hold their final event for the 2019/2020 summer on Saturday 8th February (from 8.30am – 11.30am) at Ballinger Beach, Currimundi. Year 10-12 students are invited to volunteer and help disabled participants ride a big foam surfboard into the beach. No experience is required. These events have been well supported by Pacific students and staff over the past two years. If your Year 10-12 child is interested in participating, please encourage them to collect an information note/permission form from Mr Ben Dutton or from Ms Angela Hill in the Wellbeing Centre. Parents are also welcome. Permission notes need to be returned by next Wednesday 5th February. For further information, please contact Mr Ben Dutton directly at

Mr Ben Dutton, Industrial Technology Teacher

Cultural News

Rehearsals Underway for Great Expectations

This week we begin rehearsals for this year’s Senior Drama Production of the classic Charles Dickens’ tale of ‘Great Expectations’, cleverly re-imagined for the stage by Barbara Field. Our talented cast of 36 students, who auditioned for the play last year, will spend the next three and half months preparing to bring the play to life at The Events Centre in May.

Stay tuned for further details about this exciting event!

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director

Instumental Music

Welcome back to another year of music at Pacific. We are pleased to welcome two new guitar teachers this year, Mr Joe Murphy and Mr Ryan Smart. They will be continuing the work of Mr Ed Bettega from last year and we look forward to having them as part of our Instrumental Music team.

The Music Department is very excited to announce our first ever Music Camp from 14th – 16th February. The camp is for all senior students who currently play or would like to play in the Senior Concert Band, Pacific Orchestra, Senior String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Pacific Senior Voices. Further information and permission forms will be sent home shortly.

All private instrumental lessons and ensemble rehearsals will begin in Week 2. If you would like to sign up for instrumental lessons, please visit P-5 Students, the Wellbeing Centre or Mrs Helen Williams to obtain an enrolment form.

Music Information Evening

A Music Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 4th February at 5.30pm in MC2. On the evening, we will cover all aspect of Instrumental Music including the Year 3-4 Strings Program, the Year 5-6 Band Program, private instrumental lessons, information about ensembles and the upcoming Music Camp. We look forward to seeing you there.

Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music

Sport News


CareMonkey is the mobile health and safety program used by our Sports Department. Communication regarding all sporting activities, inter-school and inter-house competitions and sports development opportunities will be sent via CareMonkey. Consent to participate in sporting activities will also be sent via this program.

If you are a new family to Pacific and have not yet seen an email invitation to create your child’s profile, please check your Junk Mail folder. Emails will come from CareMonkey Administrator and will generally have a subject heading stating “Pacific Lutheran College is requesting…”.

If you cannot find the email request or have any concerns with this application or your profile set up, please contact Mrs Natalie Campbell directly at


If there are any outstanding sports team uniforms from 2019, please ensure they are returned to Mrs Campbell or the Wellbeing Centre immediately.

District and Regional Sports Trials

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to trial for District and Regional sports teams. Trials for a broad range of sports are held throughout the Sunshine Coast during the year. Information regarding trial dates was listed on the 2020 Sports Overview and Consent letters sent via CareMonkey for Years 3-12 students.

Reminders of available trials will be sent each month via CareMonkey and communicated via Nav (SchoolBox) to students.

In 2020 the District and Regional Sports Offices have created a new process for registering students for trials. It is imperative that parents and students follow the process and register prior to the cut off dates as the District and Regional administrators will not accept late nominations.

If a student wishes to trial:

  • Visit the District or Regional websites to find out further general information regarding the trial day and requirements.
  • To proceed with registering for trials, please see Mrs Natalie Campbell to obtain further information including trial code.
  • Follow the online process to register and pay for the trial.
  • All registrations and payments must be received prior to the cutoff date. No late nominations will be accepted by the District and Regional administrators.

Mrs Natalie Campbell, Sports Aide

Club Sport

Pacific FC

The Pacific FC 2020 AGM was recently held at Pacific Lutheran College. We welcome Mrs Rita Williams as the new club President for 2020 and wish her all the best with leading Pacific FC into the coming season. We thank Mr Zane Russell as outgoing President for his leadership and commitment to the club. Zane will now move to the role of Registrar while continuing his duties with field set-up. We also thank outgoing committee member Mrs Louise Currey for her many years of service to the club from 2011-2019 in various roles such as Coach, Secretary, Treasurer, Canteen helper and General Committee Member. Click here to read the welcome message from Rita.

Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association – A Year of New Directions

Registrations for the 2020 season are now open for girls and boys who wish to join U6-U16 teams.

FREE gifts with registrations!

  • Returning players will receive a free ball bag when they register for the 2020 season.
  • New players will receive a training shirt, ball and shin pads when they register for the 2020 season.

Go to the Pacific FC website for information about the season ahead and to register.

New to Soccer? FREE Come and Try Sessions

Register via our website to join our sessions with coach Kristy:

  • Friday 31st January from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.
  • Friday 7th February from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.

Roar Active Clinic

Book here for the Roar Active Clinic at Pacific, which commences on Friday 14th February.

Mrs Rita Williams, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

Welcome to another year of PLC Netball as the Club continues to develop and mature. We are always looking to improve the level of participation and enjoyment, so if you have any suggestions please make them known to myself or our Community Liaison representative Ann via

Check out the Club’s revised webpage ( Well done to Trisha for her efforts in bringing this together. The new colour ‘splash’ channels the colours of our new dress and our association with the Pacific Ocean. The role of the webpage is to act as a repository of the Club history and culture. The primary means of communication for the Club will be via email and Facebook ( Check out this page for changes in training times, game times and social events. Again, well done to Trisha.

I would also like to thank our sponsors, Travel Associates Mountain Creek, Initiative Accounting, Goodline Constructions, the MacLean Family, DAS Certification and Hitec Glazing. The generous support of these organisations permits the Club to keep registration fees at the lowest in CDNA, invest in the development of our coaches, umpires and new equipment such as the player dresses. 


Training will occur on Pacific’s back courts on the following days and times:

  • U12 and below: Wednesday afternoon from 3.15pm; and
  • Open Divisional Teams: Wednesday or Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm.

2019 Palominos – Please note you have now graduated to the ‘open’ division and your training moves to Thursday.


The fees for the 2020 season are $250.00, which includes registration fees, dress hire, ‘show bag’ and a participation levy of $15.00. The participation levy is refunded at the end of the season to those families who assist with the running of the Club or assist their teams on the weekend.   


The primary means of registration is online. CDNA have two ‘Sign-on days’ on Saturday 8th and 15th February from 9.00am to 12.00pm at the indoor sports arena. Registrations are open to all school aged children born before 1st January 2015. There are different sign on links provided for differing age groups. Registration enquiries should be directed to the Registration Secretary at

  • Juniors (Under 11 and older – Born before 1 Jan 10) - Click Here.
  • Go (born between 1 Jan 10 and 31 Dec 11) - Click Here.
  • Set (Born between 1 Jan 12 and 31 Dec 13) - Click Here.
  • Net Born between 1 Jan 14 and 31 Dec 14) - Click Here.

When logging in, there is a requirement to confirm your email address on the ‘Participant Details Screen’ (third screen). The email confirmation is required within the ‘Parent/Gradian Details’ section. If you do not add this on the first time around, the system ‘freezes’ you on this page.  If this happens, navigate back to the ‘Let’s Get Started’ page and try again.

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President


2020 Menu and Volunteering Opportunities

We have a new menu for 2020, with lots of favourites and some new daily specials! View the new menu here.

If reading about this delicious menu has tantalised your tastebuds, why not consider assisting in the tuckshop?! We would love to have your company, even if you only have an hour to spare. We love meeting the families of the children that we serve each day. If you’re interested in lending a hand, please email:

Mrs Shea Moor, Tuckshop Convenor

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours and Online Ordering

The Uniform Shop is open from 8.00am to 9.30am every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders can be placed online via 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

General Notices

LLL Banking

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

Upcoming Dates

31 Welcome Breakfast (7.00am)
  Prep - Year 5 Opening Service - Gym (8:45am)
  Year 7-12 Swim Trials


3 New Student ID Photos
4 Year 12 Leadership Day
  Year 3-6 Swim Carnival - Beerwah
  Music Information Evening (5.30pm)
  Year 12 Information Evening
4-7 Year 7 Camp - Lake Somerset
5 Year 10 Leadership Day 1
  P-5 Information Evening (5.00pm)
  Year 11 Information Evening (6.00pm)
10 Year 9 Rite Journey Departure (5.00pm)
  Middle College Information Evening (6.00pm)
11 Year 10 Information Evening (6.00pm)
13 Year 7-12 Swim Carnival - Nambour
14 Primary Lutheran Swim Carnival - SCG Pool
  No Year 7-12 Sport (Thursday Lessons)
14-16 Music Camp