Compass No 654 - August 2022

From the Principal

The Gaining of Wisdom

The gaining of wisdom is a lifelong journey where we can learn from our own experiences and the experience of others. Wisdom can be gained as we learn through both the successes and mistake-making in life, through the stories that others share, through what we read and what we experience.  Engaging in conversation and being open to testing our thinking against the thinking of others can also expand our thinking and wisdom. There is generational wisdom held in the stories of families. We can tap into the wisdom of many as we explore stories of the past and other cultures.

Reflecting on the stories within the Bible is a great source for the growth of wisdom. One of the strong themes of the Bible is the mistake making of those in close relationship with God and Jesus and how He calls them back to be in relationship with Him. This is an important model for us in the way we respond when we or others let people down. Within these stories, there is forgiveness, people learning through the experience, restoration of the relationship and the encouragement to go and do better. Importantly it speaks to us about our relationship with God. Nothing can put us outside of His love. He comes to us at our lowest and our worst and invites us to grow with and through Him and then live doing better for ourselves and others. This is a great source of hope.

Principal’s Log

There was a great buzz of energy on Wednesday night as Year 9 students supported by their families explored options for their future study in Year 10 through conversation with our Heads of Department and senior teachers.  Parents regularly commented on the richness of the courses and opportunities that are provided as students begin their journey into Senior College. We thank our senior teachers for the thinking and time they have put into developing engaging, challenging and very worthwhile courses of learning. Thank you to our Heads of Department and senior teachers for their generosity of time in supporting the evening and to our parents and students for making the most of this opportunity to connect and learn.

We congratulate our Year 3-7 athletics team who represented the College well at the Primary Independent Athletics Carnival at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Well done to the team who came 4th out of the 10 schools. We wish all the best to those athletes who now go on to represent the Independent District at the regional carnival. We thank Mr Darren Hooper, Mr Stuart Pohlner, Mrs Kim Kiernan, Mr Connor Dines, and Ms Caity O’Keefe for the support of the team.

Parents are encouraged to ensure they have read the communication that was emailed on Tuesday 26th July. Within this communication, there was the invitation to provide feedback to the College via our annual online survey and participate in our strategic planning process on Saturday 20th August. The email also provided information about processes that must be followed when planning for extended student absences. Further resources were provided for families to use when discussing the health risks associated with vaping and advice about the actions the College is taking to educate young people and reduce risk within the school environment.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the Director of Students

Year 11 Commence their Leadership Journey

Last Wednesday 20th July, the Year 11 cohort participated in the Lutheran Youth Queensland Leadership Day, focusing on the theme of Intentional Influence and its key aim of students engaging with the statement “Leadership is a relationship, not a position”.  Throughout the day, students explored and discussed the concept of Alpha Leadership and identified that everyone in their cohort is a leader. Individually, students established foundational values which will allow them to fulfil their leadership potential.

Year 11 student applications for 2023 leadership positions including College Captains and Vice Captains; Pacific Action Group Captain in the areas of Academic, Culture, Environmental, Pastoral Care, Spirituality and Service, Sport, Technology; House Captains and House Vice Captains are due on Friday 29th July and are to be handed in to Reception in the Main Administration building.

I pray that each applicant enjoys this process and uses the opportunity to learn more about their God-given strengths and capabilities. 

God bless. 

Ms Leigh Finter, Director of Students (Acting) 

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Knowing, knowledge and nowing.

This week’s thread surrounds school engagement and a commitment to learning. The Bible verse provides guidance around celebrating knowledge and Proverbs 3:13-20 speaks of “Finding Wisdom.”

On assembly last week, Mrs Sue Zweck celebrated the learning occurring in Prep in and around NAIDOC Week. The students showed their comprehension of the importance of stories and the continuity of knowledge between generations that has occurred historically over many millennia. Whilst witnessing this I was reminded of our Pacific Way learning statement of collaborating by listening, valuing difference, and celebrating others’ potential. By beginning to develop an increased awareness of the importance of the shared knowledge that Indigenous People have nurtured and constructed, we understand that diversity of thinking builds greater awareness in us all.

In his widely acclaimed book Sand Talk, Tyson Yunkaporta speaks of applying an Indigenous mindset toward the issues facing the world globally. Through sand images, oral stories and scientific explanations, Tyson speaks of the importance of wholehearted inter-connection and more importantly, the innate dignity of us all to not allow us to think we are more important than anyone else.

In one section he speaks of the forgiveness expressed to those who have deviated from what their society has expected. It is a given that from time to time, we will all put our needs above the needs of others. However, once justice has been dispensed, these members were welcomed back into their society and their misdemeanours were never spoken again. In fact, these figures continued to play a crucial role in stories and ceremonies and served as a reminder to others and guide future generations.

Wisdom comes in many forms. As the saying goes “Hindsight is a wonderful thing”. I know as a parent sometimes the greatest life lesson we can have is to allow our children to find out the hard way, no matter how much of a warning has come regarding the possible consequences. But how often all of us would like to have our time again to potentially have a chance to redo. Of course, this is not possible. However, we can learn from our mistakes. It is our intention as a College to proactively promote an engagement in learning and support individuals should or when they require guidance. It is in our reflections and ongoing considerations we are truly gaining wisdom.

Our young people are our future and being part of a community that is striving for wisdom is a unique privilege. Our students will be faced with challenges not even considered yet but if equipped adequately, they will be prepared for what life challenges them with. As Proverbs states, if we find wisdom and gain understanding, we truly will be blessed.

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

From the Head of Learning Enrichment


Schools in Australia participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. Please find more information about the NCCD in the attachments.

The link to the NCCD factsheet is here: Factsheet

The link to the NCCD letter is here

Mrs Chantal McAllister, Head of Learning Enrichment P-12

From the Head of Career Development

Career News

Sunshine Coast Technical and Trade Training Centre Information sessions (Years 10 and 11)
The SCTTTC is hosting a series of information days focussing on their program offerings for 2023.  If you are interested in a trade, beauty, or aviation course next year, you should register to attend one of these events. Details are on the attached flyer found here.

Upcoming University Open Days (Years 11 and 12)
Queensland University of Technology
Time: Sunday 31st July 9.00am - 3.00pm
Location: Gardens Point (City) campus
Details and Registration:

ACU Brisbane Open Day

Time: Saturday 6th August from 10.00am

Location: Brisbane Campus

Details and Registration:

TAFE QLD - Southbank Campus Open Day

Time: Saturday 6th August from 11.00am

Location: South Bank campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Details and Registration:

University of the Sunshine Coast Open Day - Sippy Downs

Time: Saturday 6th August (Time TBC)

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

Details and Registration:

UQ - St Lucia Open Day

Time: Sunday 7th August from 9.00am

Location: St Lucia Campus

Details and Registration:

Griffith University - Open Day

Time: Sunday 14th August 9.00am - 2.00pm

Location: Gold Coast and Nathan campuses

Details and Registration:

Monash University Information Evening – QLD (Years 11 and 12)
Wednesday 24th August 6.30pm – 8.00pm
We know that choosing a university is a big decision, especially if you don’t live in Melbourne. Monash Information Evenings are the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered on everything you wanted to know about undergraduate study at Monash.
You’ll hear about:

  • our ten diverse study and discipline areas
  • undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees, and pathway programs
  • international opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
  • how to apply – everything you need to know about VTAC, key dates, and deadlines
  • scholarships and fees
  • SEAS and the Monash Guarantee
  • accommodation options, both on and off campus

At the conclusion of the information seminar (45 minutes), you’ll have the opportunity to join a breakout room and hear more from your Faculty interest area.
Find out more:

Camp America | 2023 Online Info Session. (Year 12)
Tuesday 9th August 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Summer Camps are looking for you! Teach your skills all summer, make a difference and meet great mates on your next adventure. Stop dreaming and start your next adventure from home.
Join us for an online information session from the comfort of your home.
We’ve got heaps of tips and tricks to make your dreams reality and make your application stand out. Get a full rundown of what your Camp America Experience could look like. Bring mum, dad, and your best friend, all are welcome.
Find out more:

Gap Year Programs – Virtual Open Day (Year 12)
Sunday 21st August 1.00pm - Thursday 21st July 3.00pm
You’ve been daydreaming about joining an immersive overseas Gap Year program, but you’ve got some questions. Maybe you haven’t travelled alone before? Or you’re wondering what to expect?
Our next free Virtual Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand what GVI is all about, and why becoming a global citizen is so valuable. Listen to inspiring stories from our passionate staff and participants, ask questions, get more info, and receive a special Open Day offer.
Find out more:

ACAP | Discover ACAP Online Info Sessions (Year 12)
Tuesday 23rd August 6.30pm - Thursday 25th August 8.30pm
Thinking of gaining your first qualification, upskilling or changing careers? Then a Discover ACAP information session is for you.
In this series of online information sessions you will be immersed in knowledge, with experienced educators, knowledgeable course advisors and seasoned students sharing their insights.
Hear about courses in coaching, counselling, criminology, management, psychology and social work. You will also learn about:

  • Specific course content and potential career prospects
  • What it is really like to study at ACAP, based on first-hand experiences
  • The application processes
  • FEE-Help
  • Resources, study options and the benefits of studying at ACAP

Find out more:

TAFE QLD | Nursing Webinar (Years 11 and 12)

Wednesday 7th September 10.00am – 8.00pm
TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast would like to invite you to an upcoming Nursing webinar. We’d love to have you join us to learn all about starting your journey towards a rewarding career in nursing!
The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation. When you study nursing with TAFE Queensland, you’ll have access to purpose-built training facilities, experienced teachers, and vocational placement opportunities.
After just 18 months you’ll be fully qualified in nursing care, patient health analysis and administration, and monitoring medications.

Our online information sessions are an opportunity to:

  • Learn about our new clinical wards boasting state-of-the-art simulation labs
  • Hear about our flexible study options and how they can work for you
  • Chat to us about Residential Schools at our Southport campus and ask our experienced teachers any questions you may have

Find out more:

The Hotel School - Industry Insights (Years 10, 11 and 12)

Sunday 11th September 9.30am – 3.30pm
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes look at life working in a luxurious 5-Star Hotel.
Experience Sofitel Brisbane Central through the eyes of a hospitality professional. 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:

ACU - Talk with Youth Workers and Social Workers (Years 10, 11 and 12)

Tuesday 13th September 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Your work is powerful when you empower others. As a social or youth worker, you’ll help people thrive and promote social change.
Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about their experiences working as youth workers and social workers. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates and learn what it is like to step into the workforce equipped with the skills to improve individual and community wellbeing.
Find out more:

SAE - Creative Futures (Years 11 and 12)
Brisbane: Thursday 13th October 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Online: Wednesday 19th October 5.00pm – 6.00pm
We’re opening our campus doors and giving you the chance to chat with our industry experts, who are ready to answer all your questions about studying and working in creative fields.
This free event is exclusively for high school students in year 11 & year 12.
Find out more:

QSFT RECORD IT! – Introduction to Sound Production Workshop (Years 11 and 12)
Saturday 20th August 9.00am – 1.00pm
Queensland School of Film & Television
QSFT’s RECORD IT! – Introduction to Sound Production Workshop is ideal for those who have an interest in sound recording and mixing using portable recording equipment.
Trained by an industry professional, this four-hour workshop is designed for those who want to be a sound recordist.
Topics to cover:

  • Types of Recording Microphones
  • Recording Devices
  • Recording Techniques
  • Adjust Camera Sound Level
  • Sound Mixing

Find out more:

UQ - Experience Marine Biology (Years 11 and 12)
Saturday 10th September 10.00am – 11.30am
The University of Queensland, Saint Lucia Campus
Are you ready for a deep dive into all things marine?
Australia boasts more maritime territory than land, and marine industries contribute substantially to Australia’s economy. Our unique group of researchers work on all aspects of marine biology, from the cellular and genetic to the ecosystem level, on marine ecosystems from the equator to the poles, and over timespans of days to millions of years.
Attend class as if you were at university, and learn about the diverse range of careers in marine biology, and coastal and ocean science that await you after you complete a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at UQ.
Find out more:

Griffith - Year 9 and 10 Experience Days (Years 9 and. 10)
Nathan: Tuesday 27th September 9.00am – 3.00pm
South Bank: Wednesday 28th September 9.00am – 3.00pm
Gold Coast: Thursday 29th September 9.00am – 3.00pm
Designed for you, Experience Days are your chance to explore a Griffith campus and learn about university life from current Griffith students.
Find out more:

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (Year 12)
Value: Up to $15,000 AUD per year
Open/Closing Dates: August 29th 2022 – October 10th 2022
The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) is designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry level health course.
Find out more here.

UQ Excellence Scholarship (Year 12)
Value: $6,000 AUD per year
Open/Closing Dates: August 2nd 2022 – November 19th 2022
UQ Excellence Scholarship is part of the UQ Academic Scholarship program. This scholarship was established in 2008 and is maintained by funds from The University of Queensland and donors.
Find out more here.

QUT-AIS Scholarship. (Year 12)
Value: $10,000 AUD
Open/Closing Dates: August 15th 2022 – November 25th 2022
This scholarship is a joint endeavour between QUT and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to support sporting achievement.
Find out more here.

Tax, Super + You Competition (Years 7-12)
If you’re a student in Year 7–12, we want you to unleash your creativity and find a new way to tell us about tax and super. This competition will not only give you an insight into the value of tax and super, but you have the chance to win a share of $7,600 in prizes.
For your chance to become Australia’s next tax and super creative genius, you must:

  • be a student in Year 7–12
  • be enrolled in the Australian education system
  • only submit up to three entries per person/group
  • complete a separate entry form to accompany each entry
  • complete a separate photo consent form for each person shown in your entry
  • comply with the terms and conditions.

There is no entry fee.
Entries close Friday 19th August.
Find out more and enter here:

First Pitch Competition (Years 11 and 12)
First Pitch calls on budding young entrepreneurs aged up to 18 to enter their best business pitch for the chance to win great prizes.
You can submit a 3-minute pitch on a business innovation or idea that can make a difference in your community and Australia-wide. Your pitch will be judged by a local panel of entrepreneurs and business professionals, and the state winners get to participate in the national championship.
Entries are open until Sunday 9th October at 11.59pm.
Find out more and enter here:

KSP Poetry Awards (Years 5 – 12)
The KSP Writers’ Centre is proud to present this annual poetry competition for Australian writers, which is free for young people from 10 to 17 years to enter, thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring. Entries must be original and unpublished. All poetry styles and themes are acceptable.
Entries close 29th September 2022.
Find out more:

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

SPECIAL REPORT: Sextortion - what you need to know

You may not be familiar with the term, but ‘sextortion' is a form of blackmail where someone threatens to share intimate images of you unless you give in to their demands. It has been an issue for more than a decade, with many adults falling victim to this type of online crime. More recently though, it has been reported that there has been a higher rate of adolescent males falling victim, but that is not to say that young females are not also targeted.

Across the globe, organised criminal gangs are using social media, chat apps, instant messaging platforms and online games to target and connect with their victims. Recently, there has been a 400% increase in this type of crime being reported to police in Australia alone with these figures being replicated in most western countries. Any child that uses an online account to connect on social media, chat apps, instant messaging platforms or online games needs to understand the dangers associated with engaging with random people that they don’t know personally. Therefore, it is vitally important for adult carers to be aware of this serious issue and to start having an age-appropriate conversation with their young person as early as possible to help protect them from online offenders making demands.

Even though your young person’s online account may be set to private, random people can still message your child. Managing devices can be difficult, especially with older teens, but it is important to weigh up the risks and dangers. Sadly, even good kids who never make a poor decision elsewhere in their life, can and do make poor choices online.

This Special Report explains how your young person can fall victim to such a crime and what action to take to support them. 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

Connecting College and Community

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th August – all are welcome.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Music News

New Zealand Music Tour 2023.

On Thursday 28th July from 6.00pm there will be an information meeting to launch the 2023 New Zealand Music Tour. The music tour is open to any student who is a member of one of the Senior Music Ensembles or who is likely to become a member in 2023. The tour will take place during the 1st week of the June/July 2023 school holidays and will be an amazing opportunity for our student musicians to showcase their talents and take in some of the picturesque sights of Auckland, Rotarua, New Plymouth and Wellington. Information packs and expression of interest forms will be available from Mrs Williams from Friday 29th July.

Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod.

The annual Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod kicks off this week, we have several students and ensembles performing – good luck to everyone involved!

Please also save the date for the Senior Ensembles Concert and farewell to Year 12 Music students, which will be held on 15th September 2022.

Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music P-12

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

Library News

Drone Legends Programme

Students in Years 4 and 5 are invited to join Drone Legends. This course will be held on Wednesday afternoons in the library from 3.15pm to 4.30pm, commencing Wednesday 17th August until 2nd November. Students will learn about drone safety, how to fly Tello drones and learn drone skills needed for jobs now and in the future. Places are limited to 12 students. Interested students can collect permission forms from the library.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

All Schools’ Basketball

Our Senior Basketball teams have been impressive in the way they have presented themselves and represented the College so far this season. 

A big thank you to those parents who volunteer to score each week and to our coaches for giving up their time, and for their passion and enthusiasm for our players.

Week 2 Results

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

Well done to all our Netball teams who competed in the Vicky Wilson Netball tournament yesterday.

PLC Sapphire and PLC Emerald were in the Championship Cup division where winning teams within each pool went to Brisbane to play the finals. Both teams played great netball. The games were tough with only very few points difference. Teams finished 4th in their pools. PLC Emerald displayed great resilience and performed well under pressure as they lost three players to the Year 8 camp and at the last minute gained a player who had never played with the team before. 

PLC Pearl and PLC Jade also played well. It was a long day with each team playing seven games of netball. Special mention to PLC Jade who had 90% of players from Year 7 playing up against Year 9 students. It was a great challenge and was welcomed courageously by the team.

The students supported each other throughout the day and each player put in a huge effort. Thank you to all students and coaches. The Pacific community is proud of your achievements.

SCISSA Touch Football Results

On Wednesday afternoon our Senior Girls took on Matthew Flinders at home in their first game of the season. The girls had not had a chance to train together this year but worked really hard to compete as a team against a fast and experienced opposition. The final score was 6-2 to Matthew Flinders, but our PLC girls should be proud of their efforts throughout the game.

SSCRU Girls Rugby Results

Well done to our U14 and U16 Rugby Girls who competed in their first round of SSCRU fixtures on Wednesday afternoon. It was a great learning experience for our U14 girls, as many were trying this sport for the first time. While the results didn’t go our way, the girls should be proud of their performances on the field. A big thank you to the coaches for preparing our students for their games.

U16’s – PLC 7 – Sienna 26

U14’s – PLC 5 – Sienna 35

13-19 Years District Athletics

Congratulations to all students who have been selected to represent our College. Students who have made our PLC Athletics team have had information sent home to families It is important that we get consent for students to participate and all the necessary paperwork return to College by the Friday 29th July. More information regarding travel arrangements and scheduling will be passed on to students as we get closer to the date.

Next Monday 1st August from 3.30pm-4.45pm, there will be a training session for 13-19 years students who would like to practice high jump, discus, shot put, sprints and javelin. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr West.

Sport photos

In previous years, Competitive Sports photos have been held on one day. This year will be different. This year Competitive Sport Photos will be held during Friday Sports times. We will be aiming to complete our term 2 and 3 team photos on Friday 19th August and Friday 9th September. Dates for specific teams will be included in the newsletter, Sport NAV page, and emailed home via Operoo.

Sunshine Coast Marathon

Any keen runners are encouraged to sign up to be a part of the Sunshine Coast Marathon Running Festival on the 14th of August with the PLC running team. If you sign up, you can register as a member of PLC Run Club 2022 and that will give you a 10% discount. There will be a tent and refreshments there on the day for those involved. You do not need to be a part of Running Club to be a part of the team!

Representative Sport News

Students who are interested in participating in the upcoming Sunshine Coast Regional Cricket trials need to register their interest via email with Mrs Lisa Muir (
Regional Trials are for 10-12 years Girls Cricket and 13-15 years Boys and Girls Cricket

Student Achievement

Well done to the following students for their outstanding achievements in sport:

  • Kate and Sam Williams for their recent success in surfing. Kate has been selected to compete in the QLD School Surfing State Titles on the Gold Coast from the 4th-7th August. Sam will compete in the Australian Surfing Titles at Port Macquarie for Longboard and Logger on 13th-14th August.
  • Georgia Frohmuller (Year 10) and Brooke Williams (Year 9) have both been selected into the USC Netball Academy Emerging Athlete program. The girls undertook several trials and competed against other athletes stretching from Hervey Bay to Caboolture. They will now spend the next 6 months working alongside coaches from the USC Thunder and The Sunshine Coast Lightning. The program is the underpinning program for the USC Thunder with a future focus on representing the Sunshine Coast Lightning and aligned representative teams and will develop key athletic attributes and skills necessary to make it to the top of netball.
  • A number of PLC students who competed and received good results at the recent State Life Saving Championships.
    Emily Bryce- Gold U12/13 Line Throw (broke Queensland record by more than 2 seconds)
    Gemma Bryce- Bronze U10/11 Medley Relay
    Quinn McFadden 8th in 4x50 relay medley.
    Tara McFadden - 4th in the 4x 50 obstacle relay and 9th in the line throw competing up an age group.
    Georgia & Macey McFadden- 3rd (4x 50 brick carry relay) & Silver (4 x 50 medley).
  • Jessica Watkins and Jessica Lloyd who competed in the Sunshine Coast South Rugby Union. Their team competed in a curtain raiser match for the Tonga vs Hong Kong World Cup Qualifier game at Sunshine Coast Stadium. The Sunshine Coast South team won 35-10 against Sunshine Coast North.

Key Year 7-12 Sport Dates Term 3

  • 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 Jnr/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

Primary Independent District Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday, Pacific was represented by a team of students from Years 3 -7 at the Primary Independent Athletics Carnival held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The level of competition was outstanding with several records broken on the day.

PLC finished in 4th place overall at the end of the carnival out of 10 schools competing on the day. This was a great achievement considering we were missing a high number of students due to illness.

Whilst all Pacific students competed exceptionally well on the day, I would like to recognise some outstanding individual results from the carnival. Well done to the following students who finished in the top three places for their events.

Congratulations to Gemma Bryce who was runner up Age Champion for the 10-year girls and Booka Bell who was Age Champion for the 12-year boys. Well done to both Booka and Gemma for their outstanding results on the day. 

The 10 -12 years Independent District team to compete at the Sunshine Coast Regional Athletics Carnival will be released in the next few days. Pacific students who have been selected in this team will be notified by the College.

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

After a few rainy days, the weather cleared up just in time for another awesome weekend of netball.

With only 6 weeks left until finals, all our teams are on the home stretch. Out of the 6 teams who will play finals, PLC has 4 in the running after this weekend’s games. This is a great effort from all players and coaches. Keep the hard work up through the final weeks!

As the end of the seasons draws near a big thank you is extended to all players and their parents who put in so much effort every week, our club appreciates every single one of you!

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC


•          Round 15 – Saturday, 30th July - Games at PLC and Team Photos

•          Round 17 - Saturday, 13th August - EOY Trophy Presentations after each match

•          20th August - U6-U10 Rooball Carnival – U9 and U10 Games at PLC

•          Finals - from Saturday 20th August

Congratulations to U16 Pacific Eels player, Luke Harrys, who been chosen for the U21 Sunshine Coast South National Team. The tournament will be held at Chancellor Soccer Club, Palmview in September.

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


2         Year 9 Information Evening

3         Extra-Curricular Photo Day

4         Australian Maths Competition

12       PLC Volunteer Induction (9.00am)

16       Friends of Pacific Meeting (6.30pm)