Compass No. 599 February 2021

From the Principal

Energised by Purpose

We are energised when we have a positive sense of purpose within our family, school, workplace and community. Each of us can begin shaping that purpose by being determined to make the most of moments to grow and learn and to be the best we can be. We bring energy to ourselves and others around us by doing our best in everything we do. Martin Luther King spoke powerfully to this when he spoke to a group of students in 1967.

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” (Martin Luther King Jnr, 1967)

Our purpose grows through being the best that we can be in every role that we have. God has given us gifts and talents that will grow and develop as we use them. 

King Jnr, Martin Luther. (1967). What Is Your Life’s Blue Print? in (2017). Martin Luther King Jr: An extraordinary life. Seattle Times. https://projects.seattletimes.com/
Principal's Log

Part of being the best we can be is how we present ourselves and speak to others. These first impressions shape powerfully how others think about us and affects our agency. Having a habit of presenting and speaking well creates opportunity and connection. The habits of presenting and speaking well are nurtured strongly within the College context. We have had a focus on sharpening this habit of presenting ourselves well as we have commenced this year. It is important that all students maintain this habit both within and outside of school hours with students always wearing our full uniform correctly when they are shopping, watching sport or travelling to and from school. Families are asked to ensure that students are either in full uniform or changed when they are out in the community to reinforce the development of these important habits.

We congratulate the students who were part of our district swimming teams. We thank the 13-19 years swimmers who gave up their time to represent the College at the twilight carnival last Thursday evening and participate in a range of events. We also congratulate the 9-12 years team who came fifth in their competition with a number of students selected for the Independent District team.  We particularly congratulate Emily Lengenberg who was age champion for the 12 Years Division.  Thank you to Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Cameron West-McInnes and Mrs Natalie Campbell for their support of these teams. We congratulate all swimmers and wish those going onto District representation all the best.

Later within the newsletter there is detail of opportunities for students to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh and Bridge Awards. These awards are available for those aged 11-24 and I encourage families to familiarise themselves with this wonderful opportunity for students to grow in their personal development and leadership skills.

An important part of the College’s culture is educating children and young people to restore relationships and provide a place of safety and welcome for all. The restorative practices highlighted within The Pastoral Care Team’s articles are key to this process. The articles by Mr Ben Ryan and Mr Damian Davis each describe one element of this process and families are encouraged to familiarise themselves with ways in which they can support their children through these processes.

Families are now invited to apply for academic, general excellence, music and sport scholarships. These scholarships are available to students entering Year 6-11 in 2022. Details of the scholarships and the application process can be found on our website.

May God give us joy and the courage to be the best we can be in the use of our God given gifts and talents.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Sense of Purpose

In our College community, we believe that no one is here by accident; every life has worth, meaning, value and purpose. God has created us and given us gifts and talents to discover and use for others' blessing and service. Our job as parents and as educators is to encourage students to identify their gifts, strengths, and abilities to find satisfaction and meaning as they use them for others in our community and the wider world. We also believe that we all need times of reflection on our meaning and purpose in life so that growth and transformation can happen by God’s grace.

For many young people and adults, finding our purpose can be an unfolding journey that may take many years, experiences and challenges. Our journey is to search for this meaning and purpose God has in store for us through school and life. Sometimes our purposes change, sometimes people change, sometimes life and its direction changes. Whatever the case may be for you, God promises to be with you in your searching for purpose.

Some helpful questions to ask in you or your young person is searching for their purposes in life are:

  • What matters to me?
  • What gets me excited about each new day?
  • What are my talents, interests, passions?
  • What dreams do I have for the future?
  • If I could do only one thing with my life, what would it be?

Prayer: Lord, sometimes it seems like we can easily lose our direction in life. We become disorientated and don’t know where we are going. Give us this week a strong sense of purpose in all that we do. Surround us with people of hope who model to us optimism, meaning and motivation. Grow in us your purposes for our life. In Jesus name. Amen.

First Communion

Any Year 4 or 5 families who are interested in First Communion for their children are invited to contact Pastor Tim for more information: tjarick@pacluth.qld.edu.au or 5436 7353.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Pastoral Care Team

Enhancing Social Emotional Development and Relationships

Restorative Practices – The Steps

You may recall my first newsletter of the year briefly outlining the core purpose of utilising restorative practices at the College; ‘to repair relationships between individuals when at times they become frayed’. This week, I would like to outline the nature of how we engage students in this process. The following steps would be taken in the case of two students having had a breakdown in their relationship, where one or both have been affected.

Step 1: The invitation. Each student is individually invited to be a part of the conversation and whilst it is voluntary, as a College community we encourage all parties to attend and at times will seek parental support. We also advise parents of our intent at this point.

Step 2: The preparation. Students are provided with both an explanation of what they might experience throughout the process as well as some questions that they might like to prepare responses to.

Step 3: The conversation. A restorative meeting is conducted by a trained member of staff in a safe space. Ideally, it is facilitated by a neutral member of staff. Where appropriate, a support person for each student may be invited to attend. An agreement is signed by all attendees at the conclusion with follow-up dates noted and recorded on student files.

Step 4: The follow-up. This is crucial in ensuring students feel supported beyond the initial meeting and to ascertain how interactions have been with each student. A further follow up would occur two weeks and a month post-incident. We would note the outcome of these follow ups on each of their records and connect with families to ensure they are kept informed.

If you would like to connect with the College to seek clarity on any or all of these steps, please get in touch with your child’s Head of House, Mr Mark Hauser (Head of Senior Students) or myself. I will continue unpacking aspects of the restorative process in future newsletters.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

Restorative Approaches

A crucial part of the Pastoral Care process at Pacific is the attention and faith given to supporting students through restorative frameworks. It is the purpose of restorative practice to build or mend relationships that are worthy of maintaining. Restorative circles can take many forms and serve many purposes. Restorative conferencing can be a process that addresses wrongdoing and conflict and can seek to repair damage to relationships.

The implementation of Circle Time is an important part of our framework. Circle Time is a practical way to skill young people to listen with understanding, tune into feelings and begin to see the world from others’ viewpoint. These Circle Times are intentionally timetabled into classes to build and maintain relationships and encourage a sense of belonging. The ‘grab and go’ Circle Time kit covers such topic as dealing with arguments, what we need when we are hurt and blaming versus fixing. The skills built within this environment aim to build our students' capacity further to navigate the sometimes-confusing world of interpersonal relationships.

At times, relationships and actions of others can impact the wellbeing of others. At Pacific, we use these events as learning experiences and give voice to all sides to encourage a holistic view of what has transpired.

As a College we encourage our students to be vocal about such incidents whilst at school. Circle Times and restorative conferencing provide an avenue for children to articulate any potential issues that may have occurred. Our hope as a College is that we are encouraging agency within our students to speak up in a safe and supportive environment and undertake the due process to restore the relationships that may have suffered harm. These restorative processes can be the beginning of a journey to repair harm, and at times, require continuous monitoring. Communication is vital, and I encourage you to keep in close contact with your child’s classroom teacher should you need to give further information or need clarification on wellbeing matters.

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

From the Director of Students

Integrity

This week we installed our Year 6 and 9 Student Leaders. It is always a privilege to work with young people who have demonstrated courage in putting themselves forward to serve their community. I am sure that when asked to list the qualities of a good leader, there would be many that come to mind; brave, visionary, dependable, organised, good communicator, servant and empathetic. Naturally, in our College’s context, we would expect a leader to be a servant to all and this is a quality that will be developed in our young people, regardless of whether they are a leader or not. Nonetheless, the quality I hope our leaders, and indeed all our students develop, is that of integrity; the capacity to do the right thing, even when no one is watching. Fortunately, we are part of a community that reinforces the need to have a working moral compass that develops student capacity to make correct choices no matter the situation. I ask you to join with me in congratulating the following students. I especially ask that you pray for them as they embark on this journey.

Year 6

Mumba 

Bula 

Wira 

Kalei Kimmins

Noella Finney

Joseph Woods

Oliver Dunstan

Rachel Monroe

Porscha Taylor

Lennon Biggs

Nathan Russell

 

Tilly Bignell

Sophie Garden

Harper Hogg

Jared King

 

 

Year 9

Mumba

Bula

Wira

Scott Hiley

Cooper Kiernan

Marina Krueger

Meleika Clarke

Bridgette Cooper

Kiana Campbell

Jai Britton

Cooper Whatham

 

Georgia Frohmuller

Jessica Lloyd

Blake Dines

Luke Harrys

 

 

Year 6 Leadership Conference

On Thursday 18th February, the Year 6 Leaders attended a leadership conference at Venue 114 with other Year 5 and 6 students from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. This was a fantastic conference that gave students the opportunity to build their confidence in front of others and equipped them with many skills, ideas and tools to present their ideas. We look forward to seeing the ways that the Year 6 Leaders are going to contribute to our College community this year. We thank Mrs Linda Sydes for her leadership in nurturing these young leaders.

Respect Online

Currently in Personal Development lessons, Year 8 students are exploring what it means to be respectful online and the legal implications of the choices they make in the digital space. This builds upon the learning from Year 7 when they completed modules from the Digital Licence program. We live in an ever increasingly digital world and as such it is more important than ever to remind our young people that we need to exhibit the same decision-making processes online as we would in the real world. It may be something as simple as the sage old advice, if you can’t say something nice about someone, then don’t say anything at all. I quite like the advice, think before you post. The e-Safety Commissioner provides a wealth of resources for all community members and dealing with all manner of topics. I encourage you to have a look at what the website offers and as always, reach out to your child’s Pastoral Care Group teacher or Head of House if you require further support in this domain. It can be quite daunting and we welcome a united partnership as we navigate this space.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Care for Self, Others and the Environment

Since its inception, Pacific has always prided itself as a community that cares. I have enjoyed being in many Junior College learning spaces where these concepts have been investigated by students. I have been proud of the way our students are wearing their uniform and caring for self. I have been involved in discussions with our Year 5 cohort about how we can engage in service learning to support others and I have witnessed multiple examples of students caring for our environment, taking responsibility of their belongings and collecting waste around the grounds. It shows that our students are leading by example and showing real agency in making our College a positive place to learn and grow in.

Parent Connectors

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Friends of Pacific Annual General Meeting. Since its inception, the College's strength has been the engagement of the broader community in building and maintaining of culture. As we continue to grow and evolve as a College, we consistently reflect on how best to engage with parents, carers and grandparents in all College elements. Traditionally in Junior College, classes have had a parent representative. The consensus that was reached with the Friends of Pacific was that the reference points for parent reps be re-visited and, in the process, renamed as parent connectors with a primary role of supporting connection into the College community. These reference points are in the process of being finalised in conjunction with Friends of Pacific and further details surrounding how to be involved will be communicated in the near future.

Take care and God bless.

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

From the Learning Team

Engaging with a Question in Mathematics

Students sometimes say they cannot do a maths problem, without actually engaging with it. Often this comes back to confidence and sometimes it is that the problem is designed to be complex or unfamiliar. Students are encouraged to re-read the problem, underline or highlight the key information (stem) and what is asked (cue), translate the information given into the language of maths by summarising ‘what I know’ and ‘need to know’ and writing down any rules related to the topic. It is better for learning to have a go and get a question wrong than not attempt it.

Parents can help by asking a few key questions to get your child started. What do you know about this topic? Does it relate to class work or is it an extension on that? How is it different or similar to what you’ve seen before? Is there an example in the text/notes/Khan Academy etc? Are there any key terms you don’t understand? Check the answer and work backwards. Have your child read the questions and explain their approach to the solution, ensuring they understand the necessary steps.

Tackling an unfamiliar problem is a fantastic way to develop resilience as the answer may take a couple of attempts. Learning to cope and deal with not having the immediate satisfaction of the correct answer is an important step in the development of resilience. Having said that, if your child is regularly having difficulty please encourage them to let their teacher know and to attend a Maths Support Session for extra assistance. To be confident with maths, your child needs to understand why maths works, not just how to carry out procedures and apply formulas. Talking about maths problems and different ways of solving them can help strengthen your child's overall mathematical understanding.

Mrs Patricia Hosking, Head of Mathematics

Food for Thought

ADHD and Emotions

Researchers and professionals who treat kids with ADHD often report that emotions play a big role in the daily difficulties’ kids face. Kids with ADHD don’t have different emotions than other kids. They feel hurt, anger, sadness, discouragement and worry just like everyone else does.

What’s different for many kids with ADHD is that these feelings seem to be more frequent and intense. They also seem to last longer and get in the way of everyday life. For more information click here.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Mooloolaba Tri Volunteering Opportunity

Pacific is volunteering at the Mooloolaba Tri on Saturday 13th March from 10.00am to 4.30pm and we are looking for 20 parents and Senior College helpers who would like to join our team. It’s a six-hour commitment at Mooloolaba and promises to be a rewarding experience assisting competitors to rack their bike prior to the race on Sunday. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and food pack. Pacific will receive a donation for every volunteer we provide on the day. If you would like more information or can commit to helping, please see Ms Angela Hill in the Wellbeing Centre or contact Mrs Jenny Lee via email: Friends of Pacific: fop@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Year 7 Outdoor Education Experience

Week 2 saw the Year 7 students, both new and continuing, packing their bags and dodging the summer morning downpour to excitedly head for Camp Somerset. Primed with the theme of ‘Connections’, students were embarking on four days of outdoor learning focused on building new friendships, strengthening their teamwork skills and enjoying some time in the great outdoors. Whilst the notion of being in a group with unfamiliar people was testing for the cohort, they took these challenges in their stride and embraced every opportunity in front of them. Students spent four days working to support each other through the different obstacles that come with hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, high ropes activities and camping out. Students soon realised that we all have different strengths that we can share to support each other within our community in times of challenge. Well done to the Year 7 cohort for the way they embraced their outdoor learning experience this year, we were blessed with great weather conditions and made wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Thank you to the staff who gave of their time to support student learning outdoors; Mr Alex O’Connor, Mr Andrew Block, Mrs Leah Croke, Mr Ben Ryan, Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mr Josh Danzey and Pastor Tim Jarick.

Duke of Edinburgh and Bridge Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Award and it’s younger sibling the Bridge Award, are internationally recognised leadership and personal development awards operating in more than 120 countries world-wide. The Dukes Award is open to all young people aged 14-24, while the Bridge Award is for those aged 11-14. The Awards focus on personal development and leadership skills; it is a non-competitive, enjoyable, voluntary and balanced program, which requires some student agency and commitment outside the usual College curriculum. It is a program that enables young people to demonstrate self-development within an internationally recognised framework.

Both awards follow the same format at age-appropriate levels of challenge. The Bridge Award has level 1 and 2 and the Dukes Award comprises of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold – each progressively more challenging. Each level is made up of four sections: Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys and at the completion of each Dukes level, QCE points are awarded.

If you would like to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh or Bridge Award and spend time exploring the world around you, please get in touch with Ms Kim Wood (Head of Outdoor Education) on kwood@pacluth.qld.edu.au.

Ms Kim Wood, Head of Outdoor Education

Cultural News

Music Department

This year, the Music Department welcomed Noeleen Eden and Alison George to our team of Music Tutors. 

Noeleen comes with a wealth of experience as both a curriculum Music teacher and as an Instrumental Music specialist. This year, she has taken on teaching our oboe and bassoon students. Noeleen was a fantastic support on the recent Music Camp as she took sectionals and bolstered our ensembles. She still has availability to take on more students and there are still some oboes available for hire. Please contact Mrs Helen Williams if you are interested in taking lessons: helenw@pacluth.qld.edu.au.   

Alison recently graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and is now undertaking a Masters in Education. She has joined us as a double bass specialist and general strings teacher. In addition to her double bass students, she has also taken on violin and viola students. Alison also has lesson availability, so if your child is interested in learning a string instrument, please contact Mrs Helen Williams for enrolment details, helenw@pacluth.qld.edu.au.  

While it is fantastic to see the growth happening in the Music Department, it does mean that lesson places are filling fast. Anyone considering learning an instrument is encouraged to return their enrolment form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Head of Music

Careers Department

University Showcase - Wednesday 10th March

The University Showcase is coming to Pacific again on Wednesday 10th March. This is a fantastic opportunity for our Year 12 students to hear from and speak to representatives from a wide range of Universities, as well as QTAC, TAFE and Defence Force Recruiting. All Year 12 students will be attending. The Showcase will be held in the Gym, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Sport News

SCISSA Sport

Week 5 Results

Team

Result

MVP

Jnr Girls Volleyball

PLC 0 – ILC 2

PLC 0 – SUN 2

Holly King

Int Girls Volleyball 1

PLC 2 – ILC 0

PLC 2 – NCC 0

April Romagnoli

Katie Graves

Int Girls Volleyball 2

PLC 0 – MFAC 2

Gabrielle Rattey

Int Girls Volleyball 3

PLC 0 – GCC 2

Lucy Dimond

Int Girls Volleyball 4

PLC 2 – SUN 1

Zoe Nankivell

Int Boys Volleyball 1

PLC 2 – NCC 0

Sean Turnbull

Int Boys Volleyball 2

PLC 0 – SUN 2

Wil Evans

Boys Soccer 1

PLC 0 – SAAC 0

PLC 1 – SUN 0

Will Newton

Dafydd Thomas and Liam Russell

Boys Soccer 2

BYE

-

 

Swimming at Pacific

It has been a big few weeks of swimming at Pacific! Well done to all students who have been involved in the various events, including Swim Trials, Inter-House Carnivals and District Swimming Carnival.

Year 7-12 Inter-House Carnival

It was fantastic day at Nambour Aquatic Centre for our students, with plenty of sun, swimming and spirit on show. A big thank you to all students who came along and participated in the carnival, whether it was swimming in multiple events, giving the pool noodle relay a go or simply cheering as loud as possible for your House. A special congratulations to Emily Lengenberg for breaking the College records for 50m butterfly and freestyle!

Congratulations to Bula House, who narrowly edged out Wira to take out the top spot as Champion House. Mumba was the winner of the Spirit Trophy. Their chants, encouragement and general enthusiasm set a great tone for the carnival.

  • Bula: 2968
  • Wira: 2938
  • Mumba: 2828

Well done also to all our Age Champions and Runners up from the day:

Age

Champions

Runners Up

12 yrs Girls

Emily Lengenberg

Amelia Pike

12 yrs Boys

Joshua Brouw

Louie McCormac

13 yrs Girls

Zoe Woods

Evie Richters

13 yrs Boys

Charlie Schefe

Tristan Mahon

14 yrs Girls

Ainslie Carter

Jessica Hutton

14 yrs Boys

Wil Evans

Sullivan Devine

15 yrs Girls

Bridgette Cooper

Macey Winter Oliver

15 yrs Boys

Scott Hiley

Charles Garland

16 yrs Girls

Imogen Hiley

Maggie Princehorn

16 yrs Boys

Cooper Schwab

Cody Proeger

17 yrs Girls

Cosette Winter

Yasmin Richters and Kaylea Jackson

17 yrs Boys

Thomas Grey

Alexander Jose

 

District Swimming

Thank you to all students who attended the recent district swimming trials. It was fantastic to have such dedicated students represent Pacific at this level. I want to particularly highlight the efforts of many members of the 13-19 years team who jumped into extra events and made relays happen. While a top five finish for our senior team will have to wait for another year, it was fantastic to see our 9-12 years team take out fifth place at their carnival, as detailed below.

A team of 48 students represented the College at the 9-12 years carnival and it was a fantastic day of swimming with a number of excellent individual and team performances. As well as finishing in fifth place, our team also placed fourth in the percentage points, based on each school’s population.

Well done to the following students who finished in the top three places in events during the day.

Name

Event

Place

Toby Moore, Harry Pike, Gemma Bryce, Scarlett van den Hurk

9 Years 4 x 50m Mixed Medley Relay

3rd

Toby Moore

9 Years Boys 50m Freestyle

3rd

Emily Lengenberg

12 Years Girls 50m Freestyle

12 Year Girls 50m Backstroke

12 Year Girls 50m Butterfly

3rd

1st

1st

Sam Schefe

11 Years Boys 50m Breaststroke

11 Years Boys 50m Butterfly

3rd

3rd

Gemma Bryce

9 Years Girls 50m Freestyle

9 Years Girls 50m Breaststroke

1st

2nd

Euan Lengenberg

10 Years Boys 50m Backstroke

10 Year Boys 50m Butterfly

1st

3rd

Scarlett van den Hurk

9 Years Girls 50m Backstroke

1st

Gemma Bryce, Scarlett van den Hurk, Isabella Fioraso, Bailee Kiernan

9 Years Girls 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

3rd

Euan Lengenberg, Oscar Hagan, Max Mortimer-Short, Angus Sallie

10 Years Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

1st

 

Congratulations also the following students who were announced as age champions or runners up in their age groups on the day.

  • Gemma Bryce – 2nd place 9 Years Girls
  • Scarlett van den Hurk – 3rd place 9 Years Girls
  • Euan Lengenberg – 2nd place 10 Years Boys
  • Sam Schefe – 3rd place 11 Years Boys
  • Emily Lengenberg – 1st place 12 Years Girls

Lastly, well done to the following students who have been selected in the Independent District Swimming team to compete at the upcoming Sunshine Coast Regional Swimming Carnival: Emily Lengenberg, Euan Lengenberg, Josh Brouw, Mae Clarke, Abby Novosel and Sam Schefe. We wish these students all the best for the carnival.

Student Recognition – District Sport

Congratulations to the following students for their selection in District Sport teams:

Basketball

10-12 Girls

Aliyah Abi-Fares

Swimming

10-19 Team

Emily Lengenberg

Josh Brouw

Mae Clarke

Sam Schefe

Abby Novosel

Euan Lengenberg

Netball

16-19 Girls

Maggie Princehorn

Competing with Northern District

 

Street Smarts T20 Cricket Challenge

Pacific will be entering an intermediate boys’ team in the upcoming Street Smarts T20 Cricket Challenge, which will be held on Friday 12th March. Students who are in Year 7-9 who would like to trial for this team are asked to email Mr Stuart Pohlner (spohlner@pacluth.qld.edu.au) to register their interest.

Trials will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday during lunchtime. Students who are trialling will need to bring their own cricket gear on these days for the trials.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport and Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

PLC Club Sport

Pacific FC

2021 Registrations

Pacific Soccer FC is looking for players in the following ages groups:

  • 4 x U9: Year 3 – males and females born 2012/2013
  • 4 x U13: Year 7 – males and females born 2008/2009
  • 3 x U14: Year 8 – males and females born 2007/2008
  • 2 x U15: Year 9 – males and females born 2006/2007
  • 2 x U16: Year 10 – males and females born 2004/2005/2006

For information and to register go to: https://www.pacificsoccerfc.com/registration.

Saturday fixtures commence on 6th March.

Mrs Rita Williams, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

On Saturday we held our trials where girls played before a selection panel to begin the process of team formation. This was followed by the issuing of the team dresses and a BBQ morning tea. The team selection process continues this week as we work to find the right balance for each team.

For those who may not be aware, each Club with the Caloundra Association has a naming theme, which for PLC Netball is horses, hence names like PLC Arabians. Less known would be that my surname Colton originates from Coltun, which is old English for a place where colts are raised. Consequently, horses are in my blood.

On that subject, we are seeking additional players born in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The teams in this age group play modified rules within a non-competitive environment as an introduction to Netball. The cost of registration is $185.00 which includes your hire dress with nothing more to pay. This makes PLC Netball one of the most cost-effective sporting options for young girls and boys on the coast (yes, we can accept boys into our younger teams). If you are interested in playing netball, please contact us via: netballcommunity@pacluth.qld.edu.au

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific Early Learning Centre

Book a Tour

Many of life’s big lessons are learnt before beginning school. Learning how to interact, the power of curiosity and the importance of love and understanding. We believe that nurturing your child’s character and sense of wonderment is as important as keeping them safe.

You and your child will benefit from:

  • A qualified and experienced team;
  • Engaging and purposeful play-based learning, embracing children’s thinking and collaboration;
  • A spacious modern facility, full of natural light that supports social interactions between children of different ages;
  • A mud kitchen, climbing tree, rainforest walks, library experiences and special visits;
  • A foundation of Christian values;
  • Being a part of Pacific Lutheran College’s welcoming community; and
  • Enrolments that commence from two-years-of-age.

For more information, please contact the centre directly on 5436 7377.

Ms Julie McCosker, Service Leader

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Worship @ St Mark's

Sharing a common mission and ministry with Pacific Lutheran College

“Growing in faith and sharing God’s love with others”

Weekly worship services are held at 14 Bombala Terrace Caloundra at 8.30am and 9.30am. We are thankful that we are able to meet together each week for worship. As we do this, there are still physical distancing, signing in, and hygiene requirements we need to follow in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community.

Our worship services are intergenerational with a blend of traditional and contemporary.

You’re welcome to follow us on Facebook and visit our Church webpage.

All are welcome at any of our services.

Pastor Ray Morris, St Mark’s Lutheran Church (0429 856 532 or lutherancaloundra@gmail.com)

Upcoming Dates

March

1                          Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm – 4.15pm)

                            Sunshine Coast Schools Netball Commences

3                          10-19yrs Regional Swim Carnival

5                          International Women’s Day Breakfast (7.00am)

                            Musical Camp Departs

                            Senior Trish Buckley Volleyball – Round 1

7                          Musical Camp Returns

8                          Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm – 4.15pm)

11                        Year 4-6 SCISSA Trial Game – SCC

12                        Senior Trish Buckley Volleyball – Round 2

13                        Music Scholarship Test

13-14                  Duke of Edinburgh – Adventurous Journey