Compass No. 623 September 2021

From the Principal

Getting the Full Picture

Many of us know the story of a group of blind men who, having not encountered an elephant before, learn what the elephant is by touching a part of the body. This ancient story out of the Indian subcontinent has each of the blind men forming a very different image of an elephant based on the part of the body they were able to touch. The one able to touch the trunk thought the elephant was like a snake, the one who touched the body thought it was like a wall, the one who touched the tusk thought it was like a spear, the one who touched the legs thought it was like a large cow, the one who touched its tail thought it was like a rope and the one who touched the ear thought it could be like a magic carpet.

 We can think of many times in life where we have only had part of a story and have created a whole narrative around it.  Sometimes we are tempted to make judgments about people and situations without taking the time to step back and see things from a range of perspectives.  Slowing things down, deep breathing and having empathy helps to create a fuller picture.  Slowing down and being thoughtful shifts thinking from the fear driven flight and fight sections of the brain to where good thinking, compassion and empathy can come into action. In times of high emotion, we can step back, pray to God to guide and calm us and to see things more fully.  Re-centered and empowered we can take the time to graciously be fully present and attentive to the whole picture.

Principal's Log

It was a pleasure over the weekend to visit the finals of the Churches Football Association and watch our teams compete in their finals. Well done to the Razors and Cobras who played in the grand finals and the Eels who competed well in their plate final.  The Pacific teams played with good sportsmanship and skill and were well supported by a large contingent of family and friends.  Congratulations to all players and to the Cobras whose very skillful play saw them win their final.   Thank you to all of our parents, coaches and managers for their support and to the executive committee led by Mrs Rita Williams who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the season has been a very good one for our young people.

The Club PLC Netball season is also drawing to a close. We wish the PLC Thoroughbreds Division 1 Team all the best for their grand final next weekend.  The final will be held at Caloundra District Netball courts on Saturday 18th September at 10.30am.  We hope to see a strong contingent of supporters!

Many parents and family members enjoyed being able to come and support our budding Prep to Year 2 athletes who proudly tested their skills at the recent P-2 Athletics Carnival.  As a moment in history, it will be the last time we will have just three houses compete in our interhouse carnivals.  Thank you to Mr Darren Hooper and Mrs Natalie Campbell for their organisation of a fun filled afternoon where all children could enjoy testing their skills.

Congratulations to our Year 8 Future Problem Solving team of Emily Studiman, Elena Butler, Ava Stanieg and Meckenzie Stanieg, who have reached the national finals of the competition which would normally occur in Melbourne.  We wish them all the best as they compete in the Queensland State hub.  Well done to all of our teams and thank you to coaches Mrs Sydes, Ms Byerlee, Ms Roy and Mrs Belchamber, and student mentors Charles and Sebastian Box.

At the end of this year we will farewell two longstanding members of staff, Mrs Tina Cox and Mrs Janine Delaney who will be moving to the next phase of their lives after having made a significant contribution to the growth of the College.  Mrs Tina Cox has provided strong leadership in her role as Head of English being very generous with her time and made a significant contribution in shaping the culture of learning at the College. Mrs Delaney as Head of Drama has provided outstanding opportunities for young people to grow in their dramatic skills and has shaped a production culture that has gone from strength to strength in its quality.  We are pleased that Mrs Delaney will continue as the Director of our senior production next year.  We will formally acknowledge the significant service and contribution of these two women at the end of the year.

After having completed interviews with strong candidates for each of the three positions we are pleased to announce that Ms Leigh Finter will be the Head of Senior College Students, Mrs Rae Hall will be the Head of English and Mrs Kristy Astwick will be Head of Drama from the start of 2022.  Ms Finter has been Head of House since 2016 and successfully filled the role of Acting Head of Senior College Students this term.  Mrs Rae Hall as our current Head of Learning Middle College brings a wealth of experience and expertise into the role of Head of English. Mrs Kristy Astwick who has previously been a Head of House has successfully led the implementation of Senior Dance into the curriculum and very effectively supported the enhancement of the learning of drama in the Middle and Senior College.  We congratulate these three women and wish them all the best as they begin the transition process into these roles.

We wish our Year 6 students and teachers all the best as they embark on their week-long Queensland Outback experience over the weekend.  We thank Ms Kim Wood for her organisation and Mr Stuart Pohlner, Mrs Kim Kiernan and Mrs Linda Sydes for their support.

May God give us the presence and openness of mind to take the time to develop a fuller understanding of people and situations.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor


In Middle-Senior Chapel this week, we heard two short bible readings about self-control and showing restraint, the thread for the end of term. Proverbs 25:28 says, A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. And 2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

In the proverb, we are told that a person without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Like an ancient city that used its walls as a defence against invading armies, a person without restraint is left defenseless. Without regulation and self-control, our walls are down, our emotions, desires, and appetites are open to being robbed. We all can probably think of stories from our lives where we have not shown self-control when it comes to things like the food we eat, the words that come from our mouths, as well as our emotions, or the way we use our bodies.

In the reading from Timothy, Paul encourages us to be confident in the gifts of God, including the gift of self-control. We can all learn, develop, and grow in self-control, but this passage reminds us that it is also a gift that comes from outside of us. This is good news that self-control does not all depend on us. It is a gift from God. In another place in the Bible, self-control is called a spiritual gift, one of the fruit of the Spirit.

When we make wrong decisions, when we don’t show restraint, we can be very hard on ourselves. We can beat ourselves up over not showing it and practicing it in our daily lives. In the end, we need to depend on God giving it to us, and this is good news. Good news because we will never completely master self-control, but we can completely trust that God is true to his Word and will bless us with this gift as we call on him in prayer for it.

We pray…

Gracious God, give us all restraint and self-control in the way that we live our lives. Grow in us the capacity to say No to those things in life which are harmful to our bodies and our minds. Give us restraint in how we use our words when we speak to others and how we use our bodies when we are tempted by our desires. Grow in us and give us this gift of restraint as we learn it and pray for it each day. In your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

R U Really OK?

Thursday 9th September is a day when as a nation we ask the question to one another, R U OK? Importantly the day is designed to be one of raising awareness of the importance of how a conversation could change a life. Likewise, it is a reminder that every day is a day to be asking the question RUOK? The message for R U OK day in 2021 is “Are they really OK?”

Thankfully, at Pacific we are blessed with a culture where checking in with another peer, student, staff member or parent/carer is second nature. The College values of Care, Dignity and Respect are foundational to growing all students’ capacities to ask the question and display empathy for those who are struggling with life. However, the challenge is to continue engaging in those conversations that require courage and the skills to listen. There are a range of domains where students are exposed to opportunities to grow their capacity to understand the importance of empathy and compassion; Pastoral Care Group sessions, Personal Development lessons, Service Learning opportunities and weekly Chapels. We also have a dedicated Wellbeing Team who collaborate with all staff to ensure all students feel safe and ok.

Perhaps the most important domain where this learning occurs is during students’ breaks at recess and lunch. Whilst it is certainly a time for students to enjoy some food, drink and outside time socialising or playing, I encourage all students to be alert to those who may need their support. This diagram shows what to say after R U OK? Further information may be found at R U OK?.

Cure to Boardom

It is not often you get to play at work, so I jumped at the chance to join a group of Year 7 and 8 students at lunch on Tuesday as they unpacked a variety of games; mini-pool, uno, battle ships, fast track, and connect four, amongst others. Importantly there were equal measures of friendly competition and social connections in the games’ room. The brainchild of Mr Joshua Danzey, Head of Mumba House, ‘cure to boardom’ will take place Tuesday lunchtimes for Year 7 and 8 students and be managed by Year 9 Mumba Leaders. I thank Mr Danzey for leading this brilliant initiative and look forward to watching this grow over the coming months.

Year 6 Outback Experience

Please join me in wishing the Year 6 students and accompanying staff, all the best as they depart for their outback experience this weekend. Taking in the sights of Longreach and Winton, this extensive program will expose our youngest Middle College students to not only what outback life was like and continues to be for so many, but also to the prehistoric wonders of Winton, and much more. Logistically challenging, we are blessed to have Ms Kim Wood leading this program once again and look forward to their safe return, and the many stories that will be shared.

End of Term

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Pacific Lutheran community for your dedication and support of your child’s academic journey this term. At the conclusion of term next week, it is my hope that there is time for you all to be still, and importantly, be able to reflect on your child’s achievements with great delight. I look forward to welcoming you all back for Term 4 refreshed and reinvigorated.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5


The thread for this week surrounds restraint and restricting our interactions. Living in such a fast-paced world, it is easy to slip into the notion that we need to be available at all times and in all realms. This mindset can allow us to become reactive to situations that may not require much thinking and miss vital parts of the whole picture.  

I showed a video clip at assembly that required the students to follow a moving jellybean hidden under a cup. The student's job was to follow the jellybean as the cups were shifted on the mat. After the students followed the cup, they were excitedly pointing out the location of the jellybean. They didn't notice that the colours of one set of cups had changed, an extra hand appeared, and a fluffy toy was placed in the middle of the challenge. All of these significant changes were missed by the students (and staff!) as they were so intently watching for the position of the jellybean.  

Showing restraint in situations allows us to see the whole picture before we decide on an optimum path. When problem-solving relationships and situations with our students, they can see the more complete story through opportunities and conversations before we move forward. The restorative frameworks allow us to explore this notion of restraint and guide our students to see a complete picture. By restraining our emotions and being logical in our thinking, we remain focused on facts and allow emotive thinking to subside.

Emotional Resilience

"Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes them so." ~ William Shakespeare 

This famous quote by Shakespeare captures the essence of how our view of events can at times overpower events or happenings. We cannot control the actions of others as individuals, but how we react to them is most certainly within our realm of control.  

As part of the You Can Do It program, emotional resilience helps children recognise how we can shape how we encounter events, words, and actions. In turn, this allows us to shape our gratitude and sense of belonging when relating to others. 

Various brain researchers have shown us that by the age of 6-8 years old, children have developed the ability to reason about demanding and threatening events. By thinking logically and forming conclusions and predictions that are true, we begin to think about how we can promote helpful and healthy emotions and behaviours. With the force of such rational thought comes emotional control and relief.

Throughout this term's assemblies, we have examined 2 of these tools associated with emotional regulation, the Emotional Thermometer and the Catastrophe Scale. Both resources provide a visual cue to recognise the strength of our emotions and how events or actions can be identified in terms of significance. Changes in an emotional state, anger, anxiety or happiness are all offset by physical and mental changes. When recognising our bodies' signs, we are more inclined to focus our emotions and channel our thought processes on the rational component. These tools help our students by providing an alternative to pessimistic or irrational thinking and focusing on more optimistic reasoning.

Sport at Pacific

This week we have major sporting events held here at the College. On Monday, the P-2 Athletics Carnival was enthusiastically attended by our Foundation College. There was great participation and house spirit, and we congratulate Wira house for their success on the day. 

Thursday was the first of our Gala Days for Semester Two, with students from Year 4-6 attending various venues around the coast and having the opportunity to play many other Independent Schools on the Sunshine Coast. 

The opportunities provided by the College further enhance the experiences that our students get to grow through. The elements of our You Can Do It programs, such as resilience and persistence, were on show for all to see. We thank the P.E. staff and especially Head of Junior Sport, Mr Darren Hooper and College sports aide, Mrs Natalie Campbell, for preparing both days.  

Take care and God Bless. 

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

From the Head of Learning Enrichment

Future Problem Solving National Finals

Congratulations to the Year 8 Future Problem Solving team who have been successful in progressing to the National Finals of the Future Problem Solving Program to be held in October. The team, comprising of Emily Studiman, Elena Butler, Ava Stanieg and Meckenzie Stanieg, started working together last year to lay the foundations for their successful participation in 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, they will attend the National Finals in a Qld state hub at Moreton Bay College, rather than Melbourne as planned at the start of the year.

All participants in the program are to be commended for their commitment to the training and for submitting a booklet of high quality in the qualifying problem. This year, Pacific Lutheran College put forward a record number of completed booklets, with representative teams from Year 6, Year 8, Year 10 and Year 11.  A combined team of students from Years 6,7 and 8 also participated. Two Year 11 students took part in the Scenario Writing competition. This enthusiastic participation was reflected in the ever- growing team of mentors and coaches supporting the students. Thank you to Miss Byerlee and Ms Roy for coaching the Scenario Writing individuals, whose stories will be evaluated this week. Thank you to Mrs Sydes and Year 11 student Sebastian Box for coaching the Year 6 team, and to Charles Box for mentoring the Year 6/7/8 team.

We wish the girls good luck as they prepare for the Finals, where the topic will be Personalised Medicine and the likely impact of preventative genetic testing to respond to undetected health issues.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Enrichment

Food for Thought

Are they really OK? Ask them today.

Do you know how the people in your world are really going?

Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small.

So don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.  Are they really OK? Ask them today. Your conversation could change a life.

Mrs Annie Williams College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Excitement is building with our Aussie World Family Fun Night coming up next term – 22nd October 5-9pm.  If you’ve not done so already you can get your tickets at Flexischools Aussie World Tickets or scan the QR code to link.

Pacific Together

Pacific Together is a discrete helping-hand offered by Friends of Pacific, in conjunction with Pastor Tim, to College families in times of need. 

If you or someone you know within our College community needs extra support anytime during the year, the Pacific Together care group may be able to help in some small way or offer a care package in times of need.

We invite you to contact Pastor Tim Jarick or Pacific Together via FoP email:

Quote of the Week

“Listen with ears of tolerance, see through the eyes of compassion, speak with the language of love”.

- Rumi.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Visit by Registered Nurse for Free Prep Vision Screening

Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. Vision screening checks for common eye conditions that may impact your child’s ability to see and therefore impact their learning and development.

A Registered Nurse will be visiting the school Term 4 – Week 1 – Thursday 6th October to conduct vision screening for children in their prep year. An email with further information on the program and a link to complete the online consent form has been emailed to all Prep families. Parents do not need to be present for screening, however if you would like to be, please contact the school to arrange this.

If your child’s vision is screened, you will be advised of the results in writing. If a vision concern is found, you will receive a phone call from the nurse to discuss referral to an eye health professional for further assessment. If a vision concern is identified and your child requires glasses, eligible health care card holders may be assisted with free basic glasses through the Spectacle Supply Scheme.

Participation in vision screening is not compulsory. If you do not wish for your child to participate in screening, please complete the consent form and indicate that you wish to decline screening.

If you have any questions, please contact the Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program on 1800 687 372 or the College Nurses on 54367311.

Mrs Middleton and Mrs Hooper, College Nurses

Social Studio Holiday Program

As an NDIS Registered Provider, Social Studio provides a welcoming space where the ASD community can immerse themselves in all things social. They have a holiday program for students:

Library News

Overdues and Holiday Borrowing

Overdue notices were sent out this Friday, please remind your children to return any overdue books before the end of term. Once students have returned overdues they may borrow as many books as they like for the holidays.

New Virtual Reality Apps

Virtual reality is hugely popular in the library at lunchtime. I’ve just purchased two new fun apps for students to try.

InMind is a short scientific adventure with arcade elements. Submerge into the microworld and experience the miracles of the human mind as you hunt down and destroy damaged neurons.

A STEM-based building game for VR. Create life-sized contraptions as tall as you can reach, then send them whirling, flinging, and trundling off to solve puzzles on the other side of a floating island. There are no right or wrong solutions, so bring your creativity.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Competitive Sport Results


Snr A Boys





Snr B Girls (11s)





Snr C Girls (12B)





Snr D Girls (12A)





Int A Girls





Int C Blue Girls





Int C Navy Girls

Coolum SHS




Int D Green Girls





Int D White Boys

St Johns




Int E Green Boys





Int F Blue Boys





Jnr D Boys





Jnr E Boys

St Johns




Touch Football

Thank you to our Touch Football players and coaches for their efforts this season. It has been a bit disjointed at times, but it was good to get the season finished in the end. Although we didn’t have teams make it to the Grand Final matches, a special mention goes to the Intermediate A Girls, Intermediate B Girls and the Junior B Boys who finished in the Top 4, and who would be competing in finals in a normal season. Thank you to Mr Kersnovske, Mr Cummins, Mr Danzey and Mr Massie for their help with coaching this term.

Water Polo

Well done to our Water Polo girls on a great season, competing admirably in the top Open Girls’ Firsts competition. It was a fantastic way to finish the season with a win against SCGS on Monday night, the girls defeating them 13-6. A big thank you to Mr Jones for coaching the team this season.

Competitive Sport News

Rugby 7s Update

Reminder that training is on Monday mornings for our Rugby 7’s girls and Wednesday morning for Rugby 7’s boys. With the season coming up quick, it is important to make these trainings. Please note that the season will now start in Week 1 of Term 4, with the finals being held in Week 5. Students should have collected their jerseys this week. We are expecting more shorts coming in at the start of next term.

Pacific FC News

Congratulations to all three teams for their strong efforts in their grand finals on Saturday. Special mention goes the U16 Cobras for their 4-0 victory over Caloundra Blackhawks. Well done!

Community Events

Triathlon Queensland is hosting a swim / cycle / run clinic on a Friday afternoon 4.00pm – 5.15pm at Kawana (Sportsman’s Parade) for ages 7 to 12. To register go to the following link

It will cost $70 for six sessions with highly qualified coach, Toby Coote. Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd October, 5th, 12th, 19th November.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

Prep to Year 2 Athletics Carnival

Well done to all students in Prep to Year 2 who participated in the athletics carnival on Monday afternoon. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces having a go at the various athletic events. It was exciting to see the level of athletic ability in some of our youngest students and the future looks promising as these student’s progress through the school.

Congratulations to Wira house who were crowned the 2021 champions. The final scores at the end of the carnival were:

Bula – 772

Mumba – 902

Wira – 910

Monday’s carnival was a significant event in the College’s history as this will be the last time there will be only three houses competing in a sports carnival. Next year we will see the addition of our fourth house to sports carnivals. 

Year 4-6 Junior Netball Development Program

In preparation for the 2022 Netball season, Ms Michelle Dufty (PLC Netball Coordinator) is offering students in Years 4-6 the chance to participate in a Junior Netball Development Program in Term Four. These sessions will include the development of invaluable netball skills for the 2022 season.

Pacific Lutheran College Netball Programme for 2022 includes:

  • Year 4 - 6 SCISSA Netball
  • Year 7 Monday Night Netball Junior Competition
  • Queensland Primary School Cup Netball Carnival
  • Independent District / Sunshine Coast Regional Netball Trials / Teams
  • Queensland Vicki Wilson Shield Representation Netball
  • Saturday Club Netball

Dates and times are as follows:

Years 5-6

Skills Session 1               7am – 8am           Tuesday 12th October                                    

Skills Session 2               7am – 8am           Tuesday 19th October        

Skills Session 3               7am – 8am           Tuesday 26th October        

Skills Session 4               7am – 8am           Tuesday 2nd November

Year 4

Skills Session 1               3:15-4:15pm         Wednesday 13th October                 

Skills Session 2               3:15-4:15pm         Wednesday 20th October  

Skills Session 3               3:15-4:15pm         Wednesday 27th October  

Skills Session 4               3:15-4:15pm         Wednesday 3rd November

The cost of this 4-week program is $20 which includes a Netball for each student to take home.

These sessions are open to both girls and boys who may want to try Netball with the aim of further participation in this sport in 2022. At present boys can participate in the Primary School Cup competition, with further Netball competitions looking to include boys in the future.

If you are interested in registering your child for this program, please send an expression of interest email to either or  An information letter and registration details will be forwarded to you.

Years 1, 2 and 3 Have a Go Netball Sessions

During Term Four lunchtimes, students in Year 1, 2 and 3 will have the opportunity to take part in some lunchtime “Have a Go Netball Session”.

The aim of these sessions is to introduce students to netball in a fun environment and to encourage further student participation in the PLC 2022 Netball program for both school and club netball.

The lunch-time sessions will be run by Michelle Dufty (PLC Netball Coordinator) and PLC senior netball students. 

2021 ‘Have a Go’ Netball Lunch-time Session Dates:

Wednesday 13th October               Pacific Lutheran College Gymnasium             1.00pm – 1.40pm

Wednesday 20th October               Pacific Lutheran College Gymnasium             1.00pm – 1.40pm

Wednesday 27th October               Pacific Lutheran College Gymnasium             1.00pm – 1.40pm

Wednesday 3rd November             Pacific Lutheran College Gymnasium             1.00pm – 1.40pm

There is no additional cost associated to this program. If you are interested in registering your child for this program, please send an expression of interest email to either or An information letter and registration details will be forwarded to you.

Year 2 to 5 Learn to Surf Program

As part of our school surfing program, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a four week Learn to Surf Program for students in Years 2 – 5, during Term Four.

The program will be run through North Caloundra Surf School in conjunction with Pacific Lutheran College staff.  A range of topics will be covered in this four-week program including: reading ocean conditions, board handling and developing fundamental movements such as balance, agility and coordination.

Details of the program are as follows:

  • Monday mornings before school, 6:00am arrival for a 6:15am start. Sessions will conclude at 7:15am.
  • Program begins on Monday 18th October (Week 3) and runs through to Monday 8th November (Week 6).
  • Students will surf at various Caloundra beaches (Kings Beach, Dicky Beach, Happy Valley) depending upon conditions.
  • Parents are responsible for transport to and from the venue.

The cost of the program will be $20 per student which will cover four surfing sessions as well as use of a foam surfboard and wet shirt supplied through North Caloundra Surf School.

Participation in this program is limited with only 24 places available. Places will be given on a first served basis.

If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please email to register your child.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Sport P-6

Club Sport

Pacific FC - 2021 Grand Final

Congratulations to our Pacific Cobras on winning the U16 Sunshine Coast Churches U16 Grand Final with a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Caloundra Black. Well done to the team - Caleb, Logan, Marley, Lachlan, Erin, Henry, Aden, Ethan, Matt, Alex, Liam, Jesse, Sean, Lachie and Zaida. Aden picked up the Rebel Above and Beyond Award. Thank you to Coach Ray and Manager Greg for their guidance and support throughout the season.

Our U15 Pacific Eels were lucky enough to play in the Plate Playoff on the weekend and ended up Runners-up after a 4-1 loss to a better team on the day. Well done to Patrick, who took out the Rebel Above & Beyond Award. A huge thank you to coach Andrew and Manager Nicole for their efforts with the team throughout the season.

Congratulations to our U11D Pacific Razors on taking out the 2021 SCCSA Premiership and ending up Runners-up in the Grand Final after a narrow 1-0 loss. MacKenzie and Jared both picked up our Rebel Above & Beyond Awards. Thanks also coach Terry and Manager Carice for the enthusiasm and guidance of our youngest competitive team.

Thank also to K3 Coaching for working and training with the teams throughout the season.

Invited players will now attend the SCCSA Adermann Awards evening this Friday, 10th September at the Events Centre, where we will celebrate our 10-year players, Adermann and Terry Reynolds Nominations and Chaplains Award Nominations.

Follow our Insta and Facebook pages to see all the action.\

Mrs Rita Williams, Pacific FC President

PLC Club Netball

We have had a rocky season for all teams with the COVID 19 restrictions that impacted team placings but overall a very good season for all teams.

PLC Thoroughbreds, our only team in Division One is through to the Grand Final.  It will be played on Saturday 18th September 10:30am at Caloundra District Netball courts.  Such a huge achievement and a big congratulations to all players!

The team has had a great season with a win in their semi-final last weekend against Currimundi.  This team has beaten us in the past, making the win very rewarding.

The Thoroughbreds team has 10 players with 4 players from Pacific Lutheran College; Katie Graves, Gabby Gorham, Jessica Watkins and Kate Williams and the remaining players from other schools.

Within this team we have 3 players in the Caloundra U17 representative team playing in the Sunshine Coast Thunder Premier League Competition and 4 players in the Caloundra U15 Representative teams playing in the Queensland State Age Championship.

The team is coached by our very own Ms Michelle Dufty who unfortunately will not be at the Grand Final due to coaching commitments with our Pacific Lutheran College Primary School Cup team on the Gold Coast.  The team will be coached by Ms Noble on the day, who has also coached our school teams in the Sunshine Coast Secondary School Competition, Sunshine Coat Secondary School Indoor Netball Competition and the PLC Brumbies club team.

PLC Pintos is one of our Junior sides and coached by our very own Ms Costa.  This team would also be in the Grand final but unfortunately the majority of the players are away at camp and are also away representing our college at the Primary School Cup competition on the Gold Coast.

Please come along and support our PLC Thoroughbreds at the Grand Final at Caloundra District Netball courts.  Sunshine Coast Lightning Players will also be there to watch the game and be at the presentation.

This has been a long journey for PLC Netball Club and we have finally made the Grand Final in the Division 1 Competition which is not an easy task.  We are very proud of the team.

Ms Michelle Dufty, PLC Club Netball Coach

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 9.00am. 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

Upcoming Dates


9         ELC Photo Day

9         Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day 3

12-17  Year 6 Outback Tour

16       Senior Ensembles Concert

17       K-12 Chapel

17       Term 3 Concludes



5         Term 4 Commences

7         Year 4-6 SCISSA Photos

7-8      Year 3 Outdoor Education Program (Alexandra Headland)

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

12       2022 Middle College Orientation Day

12       2022 Middle College Information Evening (6pm)

13-22  Year 11 Exams

16       20 Year Anniversary Chapel Service

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

18-29  Year 9 Outdoor Education Program (Kenilworth)

22       Grandparents and Friends Day

22       Aussie World Family Fun Night

25       Year 12 External Assessment Commences

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

26       Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

27       Pacific Pulse Surf Contest

27       Year 12 2022 Information Evening (6pm)