Compass No. 627 October 2021

From the Principal

Celebrating 20 Years of People Growing Together

It was a delight to be able to come together as a K-12 community and connect with foundation parents, staff members, College Council members and students to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Chapel last Friday.  Bishop-elect of the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand Pastor Paul Smith, who was the first College Pastor gave an engaging message about the significance of the College’s logo.  Foundation student Sophie Kurz, foundation College Council Chair Mr Peter Hovey, foundation parent Mrs Leah Croke and Foundation staff member and Business Manager Mr Mike Healy shared memories of the early days at the College.  Our musicians added to the celebration through their high-quality performances.  The ceremony gave us the opportunity to thank our founding members of community including a special badge presentation to founding staff; Mrs Sue Zweck (Head of Learning K-5), Ms Sue Arahill (Director of Learning), Mrs Janine Stone (Head of Information Technology), Ms Carolyn Sainty (Administrative Assistant) and Mr Mike Healy (Business Manager).

The effort and care shown by our hospitality team who made over 1000 individual cupcakes iced in the College colours to cater for every person that was on campus on Friday, captured the Pacific way of being.  Since its very beginnings I have often asked the question, “how might we do this”? Staff, parents, students and College Council members have embraced the challenge, imagined and delivered well beyond what could be expected.

This is an example of the constant theme of very talented people, as staff, students, parents and College Council members who have come together with vision and great generosity of spirit throughout the 20 years of the College, to shape community and enhance the growth of people.  People have always been the strength of the College as we have lived out our mission of People the Focus, Learning the Purpose and Christ the Way.  From its earliest foundations, Pacific has been an evolving contemporary, dynamic and high-quality learning community that has focused on the growth of the whole person with a trust in a loving and gracious God that walks with us.  There has been a constancy of creative and capable people providing tremendous opportunities for students.

On Sunday we celebrated with the St Mark’s congregation the important role that they have played in the establishment and growth of the College. Pacific has benefitted from strong partnerships with St Marks and local schools including Immanuel Lutheran College, Lutheran Education Queensland and Independent Schools Queensland, plus support from local, State and Federal governments.

Each of us have been part of the story of shaping Pacific. Whether we have been associated with the College for a few weeks, months or over 20 years, each member of the community can be proud of their contribution.  It has been a tremendous journey and I thank you all for what you have given.  We are most thankful to a loving and gracious God who has provided so richly to this community.

Principal's Log

We look forward to enjoying our Aussie World Family Fun Night as part of our 20th Anniversary this Friday night October 22nd.  It has been a special fortnight as we had to adapt to changing circumstance as we have planned our celebrations. I thank all those who have contributed to the thinking and planning for our special events. 

Our Kayakers continued their tradition of strong performances at the State Championships over this last weekend where we came second in the combined sprint and marathon championships.  Well done to our kayakers and a special congratulations to the large number of students who won gold, silver and bronze medals.  Thank you to Mr Gary Graves who since 2003 has nurtured a strong kayaking program from very humble beginnings, often having to fix crafts himself, to a program where we now have access to a lakeside shed and K1, K2, K4 and C1 craft.  Thank you to Mrs Leah Croke, Mr Ben Ryan, Jack Gothorp and Ben Regan for their support and coaching of the students over the season.

Congratulations to the Senior D Girls (12A) who won their basketball grand final last Friday night after a hard fought match.  The girls played with great spirit. Thank you to coaches Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Joe Doran and to the many parents and supporters who attended.

We also celebrate with Frank and Louis Martin who were announced as the winners of the Best cover song for 2021 as part of the Rockfest competition.  This competition is open to every school age student Australia-wide.  This is a wonderful achievement and a recognition of their tremendous talent that many of us have enjoyed at various events.  We wish Louis and Frank all the best as they continue to grow their music careers.

Queensland Health have launched a mass vaccination campaign and have publicised the recently opened Caloundra Vaccination Hub.  The attached flyer includes details about convenient ways in which staff, students and parents can book a COVID vaccination.  Vaccination is an important way to protect ourselves and our community.

I am pleased to announce that Mrs Kim Bonello will be the Director of Staff from January 2022.  Mrs Bonello has previously very successfully fulfilled the role of Head of Senior School Students at Pacific and more recently as Head of Business and Commerce at Prince of Peace Everton Hills.  Mrs Bonello brings a high level of knowledge and capacity in supporting the wellbeing of staff and students, the professional learning of staff, organisational skills, strategic thinking and compliance, including work-place health and safety and policy development.  We look forward to welcoming back Mrs Bonello in this new role.

We give thanks to God for richly blessing this community through its people.  May God inspire, encourage and enable each of us to continue to provide rich opportunities for young people to grow deeply within.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal 

From the College Pastor

Human Sponges

In Middle/Senior chapel this week, I used the analogy of the sponge to help explain our thread - Adult Role Models.

From when we were babies, each of us are human sponges soaking up the behaviours and attitudes of the people around us. As human sponges, we soak up the good and the bad that is modelled to us. We soak up the people we follow on social media, the celebrities and sports stars we watch, the musicians we listen to. But most of all, as human sponges who still live with our families, we soak up our parents and the adults in our homes. You might not like this thought, but when you get older, you will probably find yourself realising that you have soaked up your parents’ mannerisms, language, and behaviour.

In Jesus’ parable of the lost or prodigal son, we the have story of a family, a parent and a younger son. The rebellious son has soaked up his father’s inheritance. He spends all of his father’s money on wild living and hits rock bottom. At this point, when he is in the depths, he remembers how better off his father’s servants were treated. He decides to return to his father’s family, and what is the father doing at this point in the story? The father is waiting, waiting with hope for his rebellious son to come back home. The father in this story points us towards God, who waits for us to come home from our rebellious ways. Our heavenly Father is waiting for us to soak up his compassion, love, forgiveness, grace and mercy.

These are the qualities we can soak up from God. Qualities and gifts we can model to our families, our friends and all of our human relationships. Compassion, love, forgiveness, grace and mercy - gifts we need to soak up as human sponges.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Modelling the Role

It should be no surprise that young children will often, if not always, model adult behaviours, whether this be through their actions, words, body language, or even appearance. Whilst this revelation is not ground-breaking, it is important to consider that, in reality, a school has an abundance of role models, in the form of students. Indeed, every student, has the capacity to model the role that they currently occupy. This may be the Year 2 student modelling for the Year 1 student how to engage appropriately with play equipment. Similarly, it may be the Year 5 student demonstrating responsibility for the Junior College students, as they support the younger students coming into school each morning from the car park. At the other end of the spectrum, we have Year 12 students, young adults in fact, who have an incredibly important role in modelling all manner of behaviours. Pleasingly, the vast majority of our student population understand, appreciate, and relish in the opportunity to model the College values of Care, Dignity, and Respect.

Year 9 Peer Support Leaders

Last week, it was delightful to be involved in the first day of training for our future Peer Support Leaders. Our current Year 9 cohort experienced a day of varying activities that revolved around relationship building, leadership development, understanding who they are as individuals, and of course plenty of fun along the way. I thank all the staff involved on the day and look forward to the second day of training in the not too distant future. The intentional manner of growing these, soon to be Year 10 students, into peer support leaders, is so they too are consciously aware of the modelling that is required when the Year 6 students move to Year 7 and join their PCGs in 2022.

Buran House Update

I would like to thank you all for your patience as we work through the process of curating the new Pastoral Care Groups in Buran House, at the same time as we populate the other Houses based on student and staff movement. I am sure you can appreciate the careful thought which has gone into this endeavour. We look forward to the confirmation of groups in the coming weeks.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Social and Emotional Blockers

During assembly this week, Mrs Sarah Atkinson reminded us of ways we can think about obstacles that can sometimes impact our pathways to success. No one is immune from strong emotions and in fact, they are crucial to our accomplishments. Crossroads in decision making appear every other second. But how do we react when things haven’t gone as planned? When these actions occur, students were guided to engage in such strategies as

  • Self talk- “I don’t like it, but I can accept it” or “I accept myself and celebrate my good points and flaws.”
  • Positive actions - do something nice for someone else or switch toward three positive events for the day.
  • Talk to someone - find an adult or talk to a friend or have a discussion with your parents
  • Calm down - close your eyes for 30 secs and breath slowly or think “it won’t always be this way”.

Grandparents and Special Friends

Every year in Term 4, we have the privilege of opening our doors and welcoming our grandparents and special friends onto the College. Usually, the gym is filled to the brim with smiling faces, beaming with pride. This year, our celebration will look slightly different, but the sentiment remains the same. When I reflect on my own experience of spending time with my grandparents, the memories are slightly grainy but I am instantly taken back to a special time and place, usually with extended families and always being made to feel you’re the only one that mattered. Grandparents seem to have a particular ability to impart love unconditionally and knowledge in a way that is wise and non-threatening.

The role that extended family plays for the students at our College, cannot be underestimated. The support and care you provide enriches our community and the lives of the students in it. Even though this year you will be unable to partake in the delicious catering that is usually provided, or learn side-by-side in our learning spaces, we celebrate your importance in the lives of children. Our Junior College has been busy preparing keepsakes. Our Junior College take great delight in engaging in a chapel service and this year, it will be led by our Year 5 leaders. This year our event will be live via YouTube, and we encourage you to join us live at the link communicated earlier in the week. We look forward to welcoming you back on campus in the near future.

Kids in Action

This years theme was Future Dreaming and our students performed a traditional story, encompassing language and knowledge to show other delegates the importance of caring for country. Seeing such engagement and passion from all the students involved was inspiring and the commitment shown by all attendees portrayed a feeling of hope and positivity. At the conclusion, Asha Rudes who was a participant from Pacific Lutheran, identified her highlight as a time when all the students were dancing. It reminded her that we are all in this together and share the responsibility of caring for our future together.

Thank you to parent Kerry Neill for his input to the project and I congratulate all the students involved and especially, Mrs Luanne Pollard for her drive and commitment to making this event a rich learning opportunity for our students.

Thank you and God Bless.

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

From the Head of Career Development

Experience a Medical Research Facility (Years 10 and 11)

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is one of Queensland’s most respected medical research facilities. It is located within the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals complex in Brisbane and is also known as “QIMR Berghofer”. They run a range of programs for school students throughout the year, each year. If you are interested in a career in medicine or medical research, the QIMR Berghofer programs are a great opportunity to learn how medical research works. There is fierce competition for places in all programs every year.

Students who would like to do one of these programs should watch the QIMR Berghofer website closely over the summer, as they will open up applications for next year’s programs early in the year. You may still be able to get into one of the programs in December this year. For information on all programs, go to

School-based Traineeship with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (Year 10)

There are 3 positions currently available for this Traineeship. Trainees will work in that ASCTA office in Birtinya and will be required to work one day per week as well as over the school holidays (fully paid). The Traineeship runs for 12 months and includes a Certificate III in Business. If you are interested in applying, please contact Mr Ian Learoyd or Mrs Wanda Hayes.

Would you like to work with horses? (Years 9, 10 and 11)

The International Horse College has a campus in Caboolture, offering Horse Husbandry training to students in Years 10-12 each year. They offer a fully funded Certificate II course; which includes self-paced theory workbooks, and practical training sessions that are offered during school holidays. Upon completion, students receive 4 credits towards their QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education). If you are interested in including this course in your study program for 2022, please contact Mrs Wanda Hayes.

Year 11 Students (subject changes)

If you are in Year 11, and you want to make changes to your subjects for Year 12, you need to complete that as soon as possible after your exams. All subjects will move into Year 12 work as soon as exams are completed. Any delay will mean you have catch-up work to do. If you want to change subjects, please make an appointment to see Ms Ann-Marie Gerlach and Mrs Wanda Hayes as soon as possible.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development 

From the Head of Learning Enrichment

Future Problem Solving Nationals

On Saturday, the Year 8 Future Problem Solving team of Elena Butler, Emily Studiman, Ava Stanieg and Meckenzie Stanieg represented the College and Queensland at the Future Problem Solving National Finals. Due to COVID restrictions, the Nationals were relocated from Melbourne to Moreton Bay College and students in lockdown states participated virtually. Teams from 56 schools and colleges from around Australia took part in the competition.

Since their selection to participate in the National Finals, the girls have been researching Personalised Medicine of the future, including CRISPR-cas9 genome editing, pharmacogenomics and Values Based Health Care initiatives. At the event they had to respond to an unseen future scenario by collaborating to identify problems and come up with solutions and a plan of action. The team based their solutions on digital twin technology and a plan for companion diagnostics.

Emily, Ava, Meckenzie and Elena also had the opportunity to present their plan of action as a short presentation, using their creativity to write a script and create props in a short time frame. To add complexity, all teams had to incorporate two mystery props and a mystery phrase into their presentation.

The girls had a fantastic time and came away from the event feeling accomplished and energised. They were recognised by the State Convener as excellent ambassadors for the College, based on their enthusiastic and positive participation.

The results of the National Finals will be announced at the virtual Closing Ceremony on Friday.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Enrichment 

From the Head of Music


Rockfest is an annual competition that is open to every school aged student Australia-wide. Students have the opportunity to submit recordings of originals or covers that they or their band have performed.  

This year, there were a record number of entries from students across Australia, including two entries from Pacific students, Frank and Louis Martin (Year 9 and 8).  The boys entered a cover of ‘No Plans To Make’ by Lime Cordiale, receiving glowing feedback from the adjudicators.

Frank and Louis were nominated as finalists in the following categories:

  • Best vocalist – Louis
  • Best bass player – Frank
  • Best cover song
  • Best duo

On Monday, Frank and Louis were announced as the winners of Best Cover Song for 2021.  We congratulate the boys on such a fantastic effort and hope they enjoy their well-earned prizes!  If you would like to hear their performance, you can find it on the PLC Facebook page.

2022 Music Tour fundraiser

This Sunday, the Pacific Lutheran College Music Department will again be hosting a barbecue at the Caloundra Bunnings.  Students and parents are diligently working to raise money towards our 2022 Music Tour.  If you are in the area, we would love to see you there!

Music Folders and Sheet Music

As the year draws closer to an end, we have begun sorting through our music.  We are missing some parts, so any student who has previously been involved in an ensemble but is no longer playing with them – especially our Year 12s -  could you please return all music folders and sheet music to Mrs Williams in the Music Rooms.  Thank you for your support with this!

Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Head of Music

Food for Thought

Managing Overwhelm

Due to the pandemic, the world we now live in is a very different place. The hyperconnected nature of our current environment means that we are constantly being reminded of the challenges we face via numerous media and social media channels. Our connectivity to the digital world exposes us to a barrage of messages that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. As a result, many children and their parents are reporting higher levels of stress and anxiety.

Unfortunately, our brains have not evolved fast enough to adapt to this digital landscape. The combination of constant access to information and having little control over the situations presented, can be stressful and overwhelming. It is therefore important for adult carers to check in with their children and be aware of what information they may have been exposed to. It may not necessarily be the information itself that is harmful, but more their inability to process and make sense of it. Providing children with the skills and strategies to cope will enable them to flourish and thrive, socially, emotionally and academically.

This Special Report suggests a number of strategies to help manage feelings of being overwhelmed that you or your child may experience. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to your special report

Mrs Annie Williams College Counsellor 

Friends of Pacific

Aussie World Family Fun Night

Aussie World Family Fun Night 22 October 2021, 5 – 9pm

We’re so happy to be joining together this Friday for our Aussie World Family Fun Night! 

There has been such great support from so many Pacific families, who will be joining in celebrating the College’s 20th Anniversary.  Ticket sales are now closed. 

If you still need to collect your wristbands for entry, you can do so on Friday morning 7:30-8:30am.  We understand if you are unable to collect them before the event and will have pre-purchased wristbands available to collect at Aussie World on Friday at 5pm. 

Please remember this is a pre-purchased event and tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for a night of thrills!

Next Meeting

Friends of Pacific meet on the third Tuesday of each month with our next meeting to be held on October 26th.  We meet in the College Library at 6:30pm and all are welcome.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Queensland Health Mass Vaccination Campaign

Queensland Health have launched a mass vaccination campaign and have publicised the recently opened Caloundra Vaccination Hub.  The attached flyer includes several convenient booking options for staff, students and their families to access a COVID vaccination.

Queensland Health is committed to ensuring all public are fully vaccinated.

Back to School Packs

Pacific Lutheran College back to school packs 2022 are now online.  We will be using Impact School supplies for the back to school season.  Please see attached flyer for ordering steps and details.

Speech and Drama ASCA Performance Exams

On Saturday, the school hosted its first Speech & Drama Performance Day for students participating in the ASCA (Australian Speech Communication Association) practical exams. We had 17 performers plus a few students leading the Acknowledgement of Country, taking official photos and getting involved in spontaneous improvisations.

The main difference between these exams and ones we've done in previous years is that these were all performed in front of a live audience of parents, friends and students. And boy did these young people know how to play to an audience! The atmosphere was more like a comedy festival than an exam. Our visiting examiner, Mrs Pamela Cassidy, was absolutely blown away by the originality and creativity of the performers. She emailed afterwards to say that she'd had such a good time that she still couldn't stop laughing.

It was wonderful to see students in their element and able to perform pieces that captured their personalities and acting style. The support that they received from each other and from our amazing audience just made my heart sing. I am so proud to teach this beautiful bunch of students and I can't wait to do it all again next year.

This Friday we wish our next round of students good luck as they perform their AMEB practical exams. The ACM Practical exams will be on 15 November and the AMEB theory exams in late November. Speech & Drama students in Years 10-12 will rack up an impressive total of 15 QCE points this year from the ASCA and AMEB drama exams that they've undertaken. 

Mrs Lisa McKibben, Speech and Drama Tutor

Library News

Craft Activities in the Library

Over the last two weeks, primary students have celebrated spring by making paper tulips and have tried some paper engineering to create colourful moving fish. A very popular activity for our secondary students was using washi tape to decorate the cover of a notebook. Coming up next week we are making paper pumpkins for Halloween.

An additional craft trolley is now located in the secondary area, stocked with games, packs of cards, puzzles, colouring books and craft supplies. Students are welcome to use these materials at lunchtime.

Book Fair

The Book Fair pop-up shop was very popular in the library this week. Ten percent of sales goes towards purchasing new resources for the library, so thank you to everyone for their support.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Competitive Sport Results

SCSS Basketball

Another strong round for our basketball teams. Congratulations in particular to the 12A Girls who won their Grand Final, defeating a competitive Grammar team in a very tight match. Well done!




Snr D Girls (12A)




GF Win


Int A Girls






Int C Blue Girls

Coolum SHS





Int C Navy Girls






Int D Green Girls



Int D White Boys

GCC Eagles





Int E Green Boys






Int F Blue Boys



Jnr D Boys






Jnr E Boys






Jnr E Boys

Nambour CC






Intermediate A Boys:   PLC 0 - SUN 2, MVP: Aden Gear

Intermediate B Girls:    PLC 9 - SAAC 1, MVP: Roze Stockwell


There were some great results for our Rugby 7’s players in Round 2. The 14 Girls performed valiantly, even with being short on numbers due to missing Year 9s, and the 13 Boys went the whole round without a loss. Well done!


Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

13 Boys


PLC 20 GCC 10

PLC 25 SCC 5


14 Girls


PLC 10 MFAC 20



Competitive Sports News

PLC Netball: Due to a clash with Junior Musical Rehearsal, the trials for 2022 Monday Night Netball teams will be held on two afternoons. Trials for Year 9 to 11 students will be held on the 4th November from 3.30-4.30pm with the Year 7-8 students to trial on the 8th of November in the same time slot. Trials will be held on the rear courts. All interested students are strongly encouraged to attend to help us prepare for a big year of netball in 2022.

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Pacific FC: Another reminder that the Pacific FC AGM is being held on the 4th November at 6.30pm at PLC in L13/14. As this meeting is the opportunity for new people to step into key positions in the club, all involved parents are encouraged to attend. Pacific FC can’t run without a strong volunteer base so we look forward to having some new faces come and be part of the team to ensure that this fantastic community club continues to grow and develop.

Student Acknowledgement

Congratulations to Lachlan Woodward and Zara Richters for their recent successes at the All QLD Schools Athletics Championships. Lachlan won a gold in the 400m in his division, and Zara won a silver in her division. An awesome achievement for both students!

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport 

Queensland Canoeing State School Championships

Congratulations to the Pacific Lutheran College School Kayaking team for a magnificent effort at the recent Qld School Canoeing Championships at Lake Coomera on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October.

Pacific Lutheran College finished second overall in the combined sprint and marathon championships
1st Place - Palm Beach Currumbin = 326pts
2nd Place - Pacific Lutheran College = 286pts
3rd Place - Elanora State High School = 265pts
4th Place - Lourdes Hill College = 95pts

The highlight of the championships was watching both our K4 teams win Gold and most of our mixed double teams achieving a podium finish. A special mention also to Mya Boyall for winning Gold in both the 200m and 500m for the demanding C1 event. Pacific Lutheran College performed extremely well in a multitude of different crafts, race distances and doubles combinations.

We had students winning medals at the state championships in both sprint and marathon races over the two-day carnival. A big thank you to the many parents who helped out on the day and a special thank you to both Trevor Baker and Brendan Casement for their continued help with boat repair and transport throughout the season. A special thanks also to Mrs Leah Croke for managing the students and the Sunshine Coast Canoe Club for transporting the K4 craft. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ben Ryan, Jack Gothorp and Ben Regan for helping to coach the students throughout the season.

Qld Canoeing Gold Medal Winners

U10 Boys TK1 500m

Joshua Cockburn

U12 Girls TK2 500m

Eloise Bulmer / Sienna Baker

U16 Girls TK2 500m

Katie Graves / A. Sigvard Kjaer

U12 Boys TK1 500m

Fletcher Friend

U14 Girls K2 500m

Jada Baker /N. Wright

U12 Male TK2 500m

Fletcher Friend / Joshua Cockburn

U14 Male K2 500m

Tristan Mahon / Oliver Friend

U16 Girls C1 500m

Mya Boyall

U10 Boys TK1 200m

Joshua Cockburn

U12 Girls TK1 200m

Sienna Baker

U12 Boys TK1 200m

Fletcher Friend

U16 Girls C1 200m

Mya Boyall

U16 Girls TK1 200m

Katie Graves

U16 Mixed TK2 500m

Katie Graves / Tristan Mahon

U16 Girls K4 500m

Mya Boyall / Jemma Simpson / A Sivarg Kjaer /J. Smallwood

U16 Boys K4 500m

Charles Box / Thomas Unsworth / Samuel Bagshawe / Cooper Schwab

U18 Girls K4 500m

Jada Baker / N. Wright / K. Regan / B. Nolle

U14 Girls K2 5km

Jada Baker / N Wright

U16 Girls K2 7.5km

Catalina Stylianou / J. Smallwood

U16 Girls TK1 7.5km

Katie Graves

U16 Girls K1 7.5km

Catalina Stylianou

U14 Boys TK2 5km

Cooper Turnbull / Luka Stylianou


Qld Canoeing Silver Medal Winners

U12 Girls TK1 500m

Eloise Bulmer

U14 Girls K1 500m

Jada Baker

U16 Girls TK1 500m

Katie Graves

U16 Boys K2 500m

Charles Box / Cooper Schwab

U14 Girls K1 200m

Jada Baker

U12 Mixed K2 500m

Sienna Baker / F. Lovell

U14 Mixed K2 500m

Eloise Bulmer / Fletcher Friend

U16 Mixed K2 500M

Jemma Simpson / Oliver Friend

U18 Mixed K2 500m

Catalina Stylianou / Charles Box

U14 Girls K1 5km

Jada Baker


Qld Canoeing Bronze Medal Winners

U14 Boys TK1 500m

Cooper Turnbull

U14 Male TK2 500m

Dylan Casement / Cooper Turnbull

U12 Girls TK1 200m

Eloise Bulmer

U14 Boys K1 200m

Luka Stylianou

U16 Mixed K2 500M

Jada Baker / Cooper Schwab

U14 Boys K1 5km

Luka Stylianou


Gary Graves, Head of Physical Education

Junior Sport

4-6 SCISSA Training

A reminder that 4-6 SCISSA training continues next Monday 25th October after school. Water Polo students will be travelling to the Kawana Aquatic Centre for their training session. Parents will need to collect students from the pool at 4:15pm. All other students will train at school from 3:15 – 4:15pm.

If your child is unable to attend training, please send a short email to the office to notify the school of their absence.

Learn to Surf Program

On Monday morning, 24 students from Years 2 -5 took part in their first session of our Learn to Surf Program down at Happy Valley. This program is run in conjunction with North Caloundra Surf School.  Students spent the first part of the session on the beach, learning about board handling, correct foot placement and the pop up. Once these fundamental skills were covered, students then hit the water to put these newfound skills into practice.

It was great to see many of our keen young students popping up on their board and riding the small, clean waves to the shore. Everyone enjoyed the session and are eagerly looking forward to continuing to improve their surfing ability over the three remaining sessions.

Student Success

Well done to Eva Barker (Year 5) and Zoe Barker (Year 2) who recently competed in both the South Pacific Championships and the Sunshine Coast Open in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The girls recorded some outstanding results at both championships, winning medals in their divisions.

South Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship 2021 

Eva Barker - Silver "Gi" Division

Eva Barker - Silver "No Gi' Division

Zoe Barker - Silver "No Gi' Division

Sunshine Coast Open 2021 

Eva Barker - Silver "Gi" Division

Eva Barker - Silver "No Gi' Division

Zoe Barker - Bronze "No Gi' Division 

Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Club Sport

Pacific FC

2021 Presentation Day – Saturday 30th October 4-6pm

All Pacific FC families are invited to join us for the 2021 Pacific FC Presentation at PLC. We will celebrate our 20th year with player and team awards, 5, 10 and 15-year awards, SCCSA awards and volunteer awards. RSVP via this link.

SCCSA Representative Trials

Click here to register for the SCSSA Representative Trials on 23rd October.

Pacific FC AGM – Thursday 4th November 6.30 at PLC

Planning is underway for the 2022 season and we'd love to have your input on reaching future goals within the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association.">Email your input, thoughts and feedback to Pacific FC 

You Can Make a Difference in 2022 as a Volunteer

  • Coach
  • Co-Coach
  • Manager
  • Team Assistant
  • Coaching Director
  • Canteen Coordinator or Assistant
  • Grounds Coordinator or team member
  • Uniform and Sponsorship Team
  • General Committee Member
  • Executive Committee Member - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or Registrar

//" target="_blank">Contact President Rita Williams to join the team. PFC is committed to a place where positivity, patience, and persistence flourish.

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

Mrs Rita Williams, Pacific FC President

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


1          All Saints Day

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

3          Prep 2022 Information Evening (5pm)

4          Year 4-6 SCISSA Gala Day 4

5-6       Junior Musical

10        Year 5-6 Multi Instrumental Concert (2-3pm)

            ELC New Families Evening

            STEM and IT Showcase

12        Year 10 Exams commence

15        Year 3-4 Strings Concert (2.15-3pm)

16        Year 12 External Assessment Concludes