Compass No 653 - July 2022

From the Principal

Seeking Possibility

Having the ability to see possibility as we go forward in life, grows both optimism and capacity.  It provides energy and motivation.  Exploring possibilities can spark our curiosity and imagination.  As we explore what is possible, new ideas about what is possible can come into our minds.  Seeking possibility opens us up to opportunity.  We are in a better place to see the strengths of our circumstances and in those around us.  Seeing possibility also enables us to respond more flexibly to changing circumstances and adapt.

God walks with us through all circumstance. He invites us to let go of worries for the future and live fully in the moment, trusting that He will provide for us.  He invites us to pray for wisdom, to grow through the experiences we encounter, and live hope-filled lives that seek and embrace possibility.

Principal’s Log

Many people valued the opportunity this week to engage in meeting with each other face to face as part of our parent, student, and teacher conferences.  We appreciate the time and commitment given by parents and teachers to support our young people in their learning throughout the year and through these conferences.  The partnership between parents, students and staff provides a strong foundation from which possibility grows.

On Saturday a team of eighteen Year 6 and Year 9 students competed in a range of events as part of the RoboRave competition held at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  This very popular event had over 2000 students participating.  Our teams performed very well and showed great skills in coding, collaboration, resilience and respect for other competitors.  We congratulate all students who entered and Vincent Clark and Angus Edwards who achieved a silver in the Highschool division, Dylan Casement, Riley Shepherd and Mason Pratt who reached the finals in the Highschool division and Mac Gallagher and Luka Stylianou who reached the finals in the Middle College division.  Thank you to Mrs Janine Stone and Mrs Kate Vaney for their preparation of the students and support of our students entering the competition.

On Monday our music students enjoyed an 80-minute Q&A session and guitar Masterclass with lead guitarist Michael Dolce.  Michael has been part of the “The Voice” team for over 11 seasons and has performed alongside many well-known artists.  Students benefitted greatly from his insights into the music industry and the opportunity to hone their music skills.  We thank Mrs Carlie Purkis, Mr Paul Cusik and Mrs Helen Williams for providing this opportunity.

We wish our Year 8 students all the best as they engage in their week-long outdoor education experience at Somerset Dam next week.  We thank our staff of Mrs Sharon Middleton, Mr Mark Hauser, Mr Graham Kanowski, Mr Liam Jacka, Mrs Rebekah Horsey, Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mrs Leah Croke, Miss Megan Bancks, Mr Josh Cummins, Mr Sam Irwin, and Mr Josh Danzey who will be attending and Mr Paul Brace for his organisation and leadership.

We thank God for providing us with many blessings and pray that He would equip each of us to seek and embrace possibility.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Chaplain

Are We There Yet?

We have all recently returned from holidays. A holiday where travel is starting to open up more and more. Flights overseas are becoming more and more available to areas that we once took for granted that we would always be able to go to.


I’m sure that a common conversation on any family trip with young children (or even older ones) would be around the question of “are we there yet?” 

In Paul’s letter to the Philippians (3:12-16), he is referring to his own (and our) life journey. As one of the most dedicated and committed Christians in history, here, Paul admits that he is ‘not quite there yet’ and often stumbles in his journey through life. But he does not let those setbacks stop him from “pressing on to the goal” that awaits him at the finish line.

The message that we find in Philippians is as relevant to us today, as it was to the people that Paul was writing to in the first century. Our journey through school is full of wins and celebrations, but also trials and harsh lessons for us. But the way in which we respond throughout our day-to-day life will affect how we come out in the end. When we fail, Paul tells us not to dwell on our mistakes, but keep pressing on. When things don’t go according to plan, learn from what happened and keep moving forward. And when we are reminded of our mistakes, keep your focus on what lies ahead.

We are not perfect, but the beauty of God’s grace is that no matter what we do along the way, He is there for us and offers us His forgiveness. Our mistakes are washed away so that we don’t have to dwell on them. And if we keep our eyes focused on the end goal, the learning experiences that occur along the way are there to help us and others learn and grow. So, when we finally do ‘get there’, our lives are rich and have enriched others.

God bless you all throughout the term.

Mr Mark Hauser, College Chaplain

From the Head of Middle College

A Time for Growth

I warmly welcome back all the families and students from the Middle College. I am hopeful that everyone took time to relax, unwind and recharge so we have re-entered the PLC community motivated and passionate to engage. It is a very exciting term ahead with many important events occurring across all year levels.

I congratulate Mr Paul Brace and his team of Outdoor Education staff for the highly successful Year 7 Outdoor Education Experience at Somerset Dam in Week 10 last term. Students were pushed out of their comfort zones to complete activities and challenges that saw them flourish and grow in many areas. I also congratulate the students for the way they conducted themselves and the many new friendships they formed along the way. Well done!

The Year 8 students will be given their final briefing on camp this week in their Personal Development lesson as they look forward to 4 nights in the outdoors next week. We wish them well, as they too, step into areas of challenge to learn about themselves in and around the beautiful Somerset Dam.

The Year 6 students are starting to get excited by the real prospect of interstate travel, as they make plans to head to Canberra in Week 9. Teachers and students will visit some of Australia’s most iconic locations which will no doubt be a memorable experience for all.

Our Year 9 leaders are busy planning some Early Learning Centre visits this term to connect with the Studio 3 children and form relationships that they hope will last until they have them once again as Year 2 buddies in their final year of schooling.

I am excited to be involved in all these unique experiences and look forward to the growth of our students as a result.

Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Middle College (Acting)

From the Head of Learning K-5

Thank You for Your Support

Thanks so much to our teachers for preparing so diligently for this week’s Parent / Teacher conversations.

Thank you to our parents who were able to attend and support your child in their learning and progress at the College. Our continued partnership will ensure that your child will continue to learn and reach their full potential.

Mrs Sue Zweck, Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

From the Head of Career Development

Career News

Tertiary Applications Information Online Event for Parents of Year 12 Students

Parents of current Year 12 students are encouraged to connect to the tertiary application information event on Tuesday 26th July, at 6.00pm. This will be an online presentation, and the recording will be made available on NAV. Please use this link to join the session live on 26th July.

This information presentation will mirror the information delivered recently to Year 12 students during Personal Development lessons. Topics include:

  • Registering for and receiving your ATAR
  • Key dates for Tertiary application processes
  • Submitting an application for Queensland universities
  • Applying for early offer schemes
  • Managing applications in multiple states
  • ATAR adjustments, including special consideration for students who have experienced disadvantage
  • How universities make offers
  • How to respond to offers and enrol at university

Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

We look forward to you joining us for this very important information event.

‘Level Up’ High School Student Virtual Health Careers Event (Years 9-12)

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is offering a Virtual Student Careers Event, ‘Level Up’, on Thursday 18th August from 9:30am- 11:30am.

The event will welcome high school students from across the region who are interested in learning more about the diverse pathways into a career in health.

‘Level Up’ is an information sharing event where students will:

  • Hear from new employees at the start of their career pathway across a wide variety of professions
  • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art simulation suites
  • Hear from a panel of staff who will share their journey into career in health
  • Speak to local education providers including Griffith University, University of the Sunshine Coast and TAFE Queensland to learn more about subject choice, admissions timings, transitioning from school and course offerings.

If you are interested in joining this event, please email me no later than 5.00pm on Friday 22nd July.

Bond - 2022 Open Day (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 30th July, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Bond University

Experience our on-campus Open Day on Saturday 30th July – a day where our campus is yours to explore.

Make the most of your Open Day experience by exploring a study area or two, take a behind-the-scenes tour of campus, be inspired by a keynote presentation – or even meet some of our students, alumni, and staff in the Connect Lounge.

Find out more here.  

Queensland University of Technology - Open Day (Years 11 and 12)

Chat with staff and students from all areas of study and get all your questions answered about courses, careers and university life.

Time: Sunday 31st July 9.00am - 3.00pm

Location: Gardens Point (city) campus

Details and Registration found here.  

ACU - Brisbane Open Day (Years 11 and 12)

Deciding what to study is a pretty momentous decision. That’s why they run Open Day – it’s everything you need, in one place, to help make your choice.

This year ACU is running both on-campus and online Open Days. The choice is yours – immerse yourself in the campus atmosphere or join us online from the comfort of home.

Time: Saturday 6th August, from 10.00am

Location: Brisbane Campus

Details and Registration are found here.

University of the Sunshine Coast Open Day - Sippy Downs (Years 11 and 12)

At Open Day on Sunday 7th August, you will:

  • Learn about degrees you're interested in studying
  • Find out details about course fees and money available to help you study
  • Get a taste of what student life is like at USC
  • Experience the interactive teaching facilities and technology at USC's award-winning campuses

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs QLD 4556

Details and Registration are found here.  

SCCE - Exchange Webinar (Years 11 and 12)

Tuesday 9th August 6.00pm – 7.00pm


At SCCE, we understand that there is a lot to consider when going on exchange, which is why we are happy to offer these regular online information webinars to teach you all about your student exchange options. Our online sessions go for approximately 60 minutes. They will guide you through everything you need to know about our programs. There is also a time at the end of the presentation to ask questions, providing a wonderful opportunity to interact with both our staff and other future exchange students.

Find out more here.  

The Hotel School | Industry Insights (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 20th August 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Experience Sofitel Brisbane Central through the eyes of hospitality professionals. Find out what it is like to work in this dynamic environment by immersing yourself in the behind-the-scenes operations of a luxury hotel.

You are invited to this unique, fully interactive experience where you will meet professionals of key hotel departments and have an opportunity to understand their roles. This event is perfect for those wanting a better understanding of the complexities and depth of hospitality careers.

Find out more here.  

ACU Guarantee application process and student panel (Year 12)

The ACU Guarantee Program offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on their Year 11 results. Join this webinar to learn detailed information on how to apply and hear current students share their experiences.

Time: Wednesday 27th July 6.00pm

Location: Online

Details and Registration can be found here.  

ACU | Year 12 Revision Webinars (Year 12)

Chemistry: Monday 22nd August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

English: Tuesday 23rd August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

General Maths: Wednesday 24th August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Maths Methods: Thursday 25th August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Legal Studies: Monday 29th August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Study of Religion: Tuesday 30th August 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Join us for this free online webinar run by experienced Year 12 exam markers and assessors. They’ll guide you through how to respond to possible exam questions, help you get your head around the content to deepen your understanding and offer plenty of tips and strategies along the way.

You’ll also have an opportunity to get your questions answered during a live 30-minute Q&A.

Find out more here.  

National Mathematics Summer School (Year 11)

Sunday 8th January 2023, 9.00am - Saturday 21st January 2023, 5.00pm


The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is a program for motivated and high-achieving school students that has been held each January since 1969.

The 55th NMSS is planned to be held in Canberra from 8th to 21st January 2023.

Applications will open soon and will close at the end of August.

Find out more here.  

START QUT STEM Intensive (Year 12)

START QUT (STEM Intensive) is the delivery of a first-year QUT STEM unit in a two-week intensive study program during the summer holidays, 9th-20th January 2023. This unique program is designed for current Year 11 students entering Year 12 in 2023.

You can participate in one of our study units to see the differences between high school and university while gaining an insight into STEM studies in a safe and supportive environment.

There are no tuition fees for successful applications.

Applications for the program open Friday 15th July and close on Wednesday 24th August.

Find out more and apply here.  

Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition (Years 7-12)

The Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth – and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer.

All state winners will be awarded:

  • Cash prizes
  • Flights and accommodation to the Gold Coast
  • Tickets to attend Somerset Storyfest (28th-30th March 2023)
  • Exclusive access to meet with Australia’s elite authors and publishers

Entries open Monday 25th July and close Friday 2nd December.

Find out more and enter here.  

Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students (Years 7-12)

Little Stories Big Ideas is a writing competition for Australian Secondary School Students. As part of the competition, students write a story in 100 words or less to a specific themed prompt, in any literary style they like – prose, poetry, haiku, or song. There are two entry categories, Year 7 to 9 (Junior) and Year 10 to 12 (Senior).

The competition runs every school term with great prizes on offer and is free to enter.

Cash prizes of $100 plus Gift Vouchers and Memberships are up for grabs.

Entries are now open for our Term 3 competition with the theme “Body”. Entries close Friday 16th September at Midnight.

Find out more here.  

Basair - Pilot Career Seminar (Webinar) (Years 10-12)

Learn about career paths, salaries, entry level jobs, qualifications, pilot courses and everything you need to know about becoming a Commercial Pilot in less than a year at Basair.

Time: Monday 25th July 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Location: Online

Details and Registration here.  

Defence Careers - Maroochydore: Women in Defence Information Session (Years 10-12)

The Australian Defence Force provides a supportive, inclusive, and respectful workplace where you can grow both personally and professionally.

If you’ve considered maximizing your potential as a member of the Navy, Army, or Air Force, then join us soon for an information session.

Speak with current serving women in Defence about their own experiences and advice and ask any questions you have about ADF careers and opportunities.

Time: Monday 25th July 4.00pm

Location: DFR Maroochydore, 37 Primary School Court, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Details and Registration are found here.  

Defence Careers Virtual Information Session (Years 10-12)

Are you interested to learn about the wide range of roles available in the Navy, Army, and Air Force?

Join an upcoming info session and speak with current serving members to see which Australian Defence Force career is best suited to you.

Time: Tuesday 26th July 6.00pm

Location: Online

Details and Registration found here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

From the Head of Music

Music News

On Monday, the Music Department hosted an 80-minute Q&A session and 60min Guitar Masterclass with the lead guitarist from ‘The Voice’, Michael Dolce. Michael is highly regarded in the music entertainment industry and has performed alongside many well-renown Australian and International artists.

Having worked on all 11 seasons of ‘The Voice’, Michael showed students how much preparation goes into each audition, battle round and final show. Learning more than 500 songs a season can be rather stressful and time-consuming! Tips on how to prepare for performances and auditions were also discussed with students.

Students were enthralled by his honesty, passion, and enthusiasm for his job and how students can make it in the industry, should this be the path they wish to go down after school.

We will all be watching the next season of ‘The Voice’, keeping a close eye out for Michael…. Maybe a PLC student might audition!

Mrs Carlie Purkis, Head of Department - Music

From the Head of Information Technology


On Saturday 17th July, eighteen students from Pacific Lutheran College from Year 6 and Year 9 competed as 9 teams in the Middle School Lego Sumo, High School Lego Sumo and the Middle School A-maze-ing competitions.

Over 2000 people attended the annual event with over 300 teams competing and 150 teams in the Middle School Sumo event.

Our teams performed highly on the day with three teams progressing through to the finals.

  • Vincent Clarke and Angus Edwards achieved a silver in the High School division which was an amazing achievement.
  • Dylan Casement, Riley Shepherd and Mason Pratt reached the finals in HS division but were beaten by the winning team.
  • Mac Gallagher and Luka Stylianou reached the finals in the MS Lego Sumo but were eliminated in the second from last match.

It was great to see the collaboration happening on the day with teams helping one another as problems arose. Teams successfully completed their matches, despite crowded conditions and confusion in the pits due to a last-minute change to create two divisions to cope with the huge number of teams entered.  All teams are now focused on improvements and modifications for the next competition!

Congratulations to all teams who took part. Your sportsmanship, collaboration, consideration of others, and your resilience on the day made me proud to be part of the Pacific Lutheran Team.

Mrs Janine Stone, Head of Department – Information Technology

Food for Thought

Rituals and Traditions That Bring Families Closer

Extraordinary moments often masquerade as ordinary life. So, look around the pandemonium and remind yourself to be grateful for every minute you get to spend with your children as they grow. These years pass more quickly than we can imagine, and when kids look back, these are the memories that will define family for them.

Click on the link here for more information.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Father’s Day Stall

Wednesday, 31st August – 8.15am-11.30am (all gifts $5)

Gala Day BBQ

Meridan Fields – 8th September

FoP will host a BBQ and drinks stall for the Year 4-6 Gala Day at Meridan Fields from 8.30am-1.00pm. Both Touch Football and AFL will be held on the fields behind PLC with Boys AFL at the AFL Club and Girls Touch Football at the Soccer fields.

If you can help at either of these events, please let us know via email:

Save the date - Pacific Lutheran College Soiree – Amongst the Stars

Saturday 29th October – 5.30pm at PLC

This is a ticketed, gala-cocktail event celebrating our 21 years for College parents, staff, alumni, and invited guests, hosted by Pacific Lutheran College, College Council, and Friends of Pacific.

Volunteering at Pacific

Hosting events is only possible thanks to the efforts of those in our College Community who give so generously of their time. If you are interested in volunteering with the College, induction sessions are run once a term and are marked on the College calendar, the next session being Friday 12th August at 9.00am. Please contact Kim Bonello to register your interest in attending this course.

Next Meeting

Thank you to the wonderful parents and staff who attended our FoP meeting this week. Our next meeting is 6.30pm on Tuesday 16th August in the PLC library. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Yr 10 - 2023 Subject Information Evening Wed 27th July.

Dear Year 9 families,

The Year 10 - 2023 Subject Selection Evening is being held from 6.00pm - 7.00pm on Wednesday 27th July in the College Gym.

The evening will provide an important opportunity for all Year 9 students and their families to meet with Heads of Department and senior teachers to gain insights into the rigours of prospective subjects and the suitability of their content in preparation for Year 10 subject selection. 

It is anticipated that all Year 9 students will attend the night. Please note that students do not need to wear their College uniform.

Families are reminded that students will be required to submit their initial Year 10 2023 subject preferences on Thursday 28th July during their Rite Journey lesson.  Subject lines will be determined based on the initial preference that the cohort submits.

I look forward to meeting with you on the evening.

Ms Anne-Marie Gerlach, Head of Learning Senior College


Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop opening hours are as follows:

Monday:            8.00am-10.30am

Tuesday:           8.00am-10.30am and 2.00pm-4.00pm

Wednesday:      8.00am-10.30am

Thursday:          8.00am-10.30am

Friday:               Closed

Appointments can be made via the Main Reception on 5436 7300.

Flexischool orders are also available for your convenience. These orders will be completed Monday to Thursday and delivered to the students’ classroom for P-6 students and to the PCG pigeonholes in the Wellbeing Centre for Year 7-12 students.

When purchasing on Flexischools, please ONLY ORDER WHAT YOU REQUIRE as we are still experiencing shipping delays on stock from manufacturers. Flexischool orders can only be issued on the day chosen for your order. They cannot be issued prior to receiving the order. Orders from Flexischools are received in the Uniform Shop on the night prior to the date you have chosen for the order.

BOYS FORMAL HATS, GIRLS FORMAL HATS, FORMAL JUMPERS, TRACKSUIT JACKETS and TRACKSUIT PANTS are now back in stock and can be ordered via Flexischools or make an appointment to come in store for a fitting. 

Please be patient as we are still experiencing delays on stock across all areas and shipping delays from manufacturers. If an item is out of stock on Flexischools it is also out of stock in the Uniform Shop. Stock will be refilled as quickly as possible. I apologise if I cannot provide exact stock arrival times. Thank you for your understanding.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop

Chess Mates

Pacific Lutheran College will be offering weekly chess classes on a Tuesday afternoon from 3.00pm-3.45pm.

These classes are designed to help improve creativity, planning skills, general aptitude for learning, memory, independent decision making, teamwork, concentration and problem-solving.

Learning chess has been shown to improve overall performance at school by nearly 20% compared with children who have not.

Classes are offered to students in Prep-Year 6.

For more information, go to or call 1300 Chess mates

To book online, scan the QR code here or go to

Library News

FREE Online QCE Lectures

Students in Years 10-12 may like to watch the recordings of a series of QCE lectures offered by ATAR Notes and a number of universities. The lectures aim to prepare students for the external exams, cover course content and give students a glimpse of university life. Lectures are free, but you need to register to get access. The full program of lectures is available here.,Available%20Lectures,-Register%20now%2C%20select

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

All Schools’ Basketball

Well done to all on a successful first week of basketball competition, with our Senior teams kicking off the season last Friday.

Special mention to our Senior E boys team who played exceptionally well for their first ever game of basketball walking away with our biggest winning margin. The boys learned a lot in their first game and are looking forward to the rest of the season. Our Senior B girls team also did very well under the guidance of their coach – Brooklyn Graves, winning both of their double-header games with a narrow win against Mountain Creek.

Our Senior B boys also played two games at Caloundra, which was great preparation for their CBSQ tournament at the end of the term. The boys played well together in their first game, defeating NCC; and fought hard against Kawana in their second game, with a late charge to make up a big deficit from the first quarter, but came up short in the end. It was a great effort from the boys, led by Mr Burdon.

Week 1 results

Round two continues Friday this week. Please continue to check the draws for game times and locations. Any parents/siblings who can help score, please let Mr Mark Hauser know throughout the week.

Vicki Wilson Netball Update

Due to the poor weather, the Vicki Wilson Netball tournament has been postponed to Monday 25th July. The same arrangements will still apply with the transport and the draw for this new date. If you have any questions about your student’s involvement in this event, please contact Michelle Dufty (

Representative Sport News

Students who are interested in participating in the upcoming Sunshine Coast Regional trials need to register their interest via email with Mrs Lisa Muir  (

Regional Trials

10-12yrs Girls

13-15yrs Boys and Girls

13-19yrs District Athletics Update - 

The team list for the 13-19 Years Independent District Carnival has now been finalised and information will be sent through to parents via Operoo on Friday 22nd July. Information will include what events students are in, any paperwork that is required and general information including a schedule for the 2-day event. If you have any questions regarding the carnival, please contact Mr Cameron West-McInnes.

Key Year 7-12 Sports Dates Term 3

  • Friday 15th July: Start of Senior All Schools’ Basketball Fixtures
  • Wednesday 20th July: Start of 7-12 SCISSA Touch Fixtures
  • Monday 25th July (Changed): Vicki Wilson Netball
  • Wednesday 27th July: Start of SSCRU Girls 10 A Side Fixtures
  • Tuesday/ Wednesday 2nd -3rd August: Secondary Schools Indoor Netball Tournament
  • Monday 9th August: Start of Junior/Intermediate Water Polo Competition
  • Thursday/ Friday 11th - 12th: 13-19 Years District Athletics Carnival
  • Friday 12th August: Start of Junior/Intermediate Basketball Fixtures (TBC)
  • Friday 16th September: Years 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival
  • Wednesday- Sunday 14th- 18th September: Champion Schools Basketball Queensland.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

Junior Basketball Program

This term we are pleased to offer a Junior Basketball Development Program for students in Years 2 - 6. The program will be run on Thursday afternoons from 3.15pm – 4.30pm, in the College gymnasium and outdoor courts.

The basketball program will be run by Mr Mark Hauser who has a long history of coaching here on the Sunshine Coast with school, representative and senior teams including the Sunshine Coast Clippers Women’s team. Mark will be assisted by myself, and recent College graduates Brooklyn Graves and Connor Dines.

The program will commence on Thursday 4th August and will run for five weeks, finishing on Thursday 1st September. During these sessions, students will focus on fundamental basketball skills through drills before moving into gameplay.

The cost of this 5-week program is $30, which includes a basketball for each student to take home at the completion of the program.

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

Sunshine Coast Marathon 2022

Are you interested in joining us for a run at the Sunshine Coast Marathon?

PLC has registered a team to compete at the Sunshine Coast Marathon on Sunday 14th August 2022. You do not need to be a member of the Run Club to join us on the day. There are a variety of distances you can register for including 2km, 5km, 10km or 21.1km.

When signing up make sure you register as part of the team ‘PLC Run Club 2022’ to receive a 10% discount.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Rescheduled Years 3-6 Swimming Carnival

With the delayed start to the 2022 school year due to COVID, PLC was unable to run our scheduled Years 3-6 swimming carnival in Week 2.

We have rescheduled the Years 3-6 swimming carnival which will be held on Wednesday 14th September. The venue for this carnival will be Beerwah Aquatic Centre.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Scarlett van den Hurk who competed over the weekend at the Queensland School Sport Cross Country Championships. She finished in 18th place out of 66 runners in the Under 10 girls 2km race. Scarlett then backed up on Monday and won the gold medal in the 1km time trial. Well done Scarlett!

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport P-6

Club Sport

Club Sport

Pacific Lutheran College has several sports development programs outside of school hours. These programs encourage participation, giving students the opportunity to be part of a team, and learn basic skills of the game.

The parent-led Pacific FC Soccer and PLC Netball Clubs compete on Saturdays in community competitions throughout the Sunshine Coast.

PLC Netball Club

Netball is back! After 3 weeks off due to school holidays, all players finally got back out on the courts. The results this week were a mix of wins and losses, but all girls had a blast and are getting themselves back into the netball routines.

This weekend, Caloundra Netball hosted a modified carnival in which our PLC Rebels participated. Our Rebels have had a great weekend with a win on Saturday and 3 wins at the modified carnival. The Rebels are having a great season with only 1 loss so far, meaning that finals are almost certain for our Under 11’s team this year. A big congratulations to all the girls for the hard work they put into every training and game and a massive thank you to their coach, Nicole for guiding her team through all their success. Keep up the hard work girls, PLC Netball is cheering you on!

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Contact: Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC


  • Round 14 – Saturday, 23rd July - Games across the Coast
  • Round 15 - Saturday, 30th July - Team Photos 
  • Round 17 - Saturday, 13th August - EOY Trophy Presentations after each match
  • 20th August - U6-U10 Rooball Carnival (Nominations open shortly)
  • Finals - from Saturday 20th August

Club Training Shirts

With much excitement we unveiled our new training shirts and polos from KPI Sports, courtesy of our sponsors, Jetts Kawana + Caloundra, Australis Roofing and Green Beginnings. These training shirts are a gift from the club and are to be kept for subsequent seasons. Players are to wear their new shirt to weekday training sessions while their regular jersey should be worn to the game each Saturday.

Round 13 Match Reports

U6 Mantarays - With passports packed, cars refuelled and knee blankies at the ready, the Mantarays paddled into unknown territory - Nambour. In an unnatural habitat, the Mantarays relished in the opportunity to spread their fins and dive into the Antarctic-like microclimate. With great talent comes great responsibility and it was on show as the team confidently dispatched the opposition with goal after goal, and a record 39 throw ins. Swimming with pride and confidence, the Mantarays are now eyeing their place in history. Not as a great team, but the Greatest of all time (GOAT). Manager Mike

U9 Sharks – The team played a fabulous spot of soccer against the Nambour Wildcats! A sweetie treat sandwich proved just what Noah Y needed on the morning, as he lapped the field, kicking, defending, and attacking and was therefore named Player of the Match. Ollie was also noted for his strong game. Special thanks to stand in coach John! We hope Coach Peter feels better soon and well done Sharks! Manager Katie

U11 Marlins – The team played a tight game against Unity Serpents with strong play by both teams and great plays right across the field. Several shots on goal from both teams, but a couple of unlucky breaks resulted in a 0-2 loss for the Marlins. Coach Doug.

U12 Razors – There were beautiful soccer conditions on Saturday with a highly anticipated game for the Razors, and a full squad available. As to be expected, a tight game against the top team Raptors with plenty of pressure by the Razors paired with solid play all over the park. Having the best of play in the first half, with lots of effort and determination, the Razors however were not able to get on the scoreboard. The second half was an even game, and it seemed the first team to score would bring it home. Chances on both sides but the Raptors ran away with the victory in the end 0-3. A lot to learn from this game and looking forward to securing a finals position in the next coming rounds.

Well done to all and heads up! An exciting final half of the season awaits!

Contact: The Registrar
Facebook: Pacific Soccer FC 

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 can meet together each week for worship. As we do this, there are still physical distancing, and hygiene requirements we need to follow 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


25       Year 8 Outdoor Education Program – Somerset (Returning July 29)

26       Year 11 Hospitality Excursion

27       Year 10 2023 Subject Selection – 6.00pm


2         Year 7 Photos

4         Australian Maths Competition

12       PLC Volunteer Induction – 9.00am