Compass No 657 - August 2022

From the Principal

Wondering, Reflecting, Listening and Learning

As we plan for our strategic planning day this Saturday there is the invitation to step away from the busy rhythms of everyday life and to provide space for our creative minds to imagine a better future.  In our wondering, we take note of our current context, the experiences of parents, students, staff, College Council members, and of those in other educational contexts. We envision what we and experts think the world might look like in 2032 and beyond and what our students will need to thrive in a rapidly changing highly connected world. 

In amongst change, there is the constancy of what makes us rich as human beings. As a College, we capture this wholeness of constancy and change in our Four Pillars document which has been reversioned this year.  The importance of our relationship with God stands as a constant at our centre. Across the millennia, God’s word has provided wisdom about our relationships with people, the planet and with God and frees us to live hope-filled, purposeful lives.  With God at our centre, we can fully embrace all that life presents, growing with and through the flow of life. 

Principal's Log

We look forward to our Strategic Planning day this Saturday and thank the many parents, staff, students and College Council members for taking the time to come together, engage creatively and be generative in their thinking as we consider ways to enhance opportunities for growth within the College.

Our Year 7-12 Athletes can be very proud of their performance at the 13-19 Years Independent District Carnival at the end of last week.  There was a very strong team performance with Pacific coming second overall and a third of the team progressing to regional representation as part of the Independent District team.  This was an outstanding achievement, and we congratulate all team members and wish those going on to regional competition all the best.  We thank Mr Cameron-West McInnes, Mrs Lisa Muir and the sports staff for their support and leadership of our athletes.

Our Year 11 Legal Studies students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Youth Parliament 2022 held at Parliament House in Brisbane.  Students had the opportunity to take on a variety of roles including being members for fictious electorates and fulfilling administrative roles that support government processes.  We thank Mrs Kim Bonello and Mrs Kristie Brock for providing this rich opportunity to learn more about the workings of parliament and maybe even inspiring a future leader!

Many students enjoyed the opportunities provided within Science Week to engage in activities related to the theme of glass and take part in a team problem-solving event.  There was a buzz of excitement as the teams completed a series of problem-solving tasks to crack a code and unlock a box full of prizes.  We thank Mrs Claire Richards and her team for enhancing the students’ love of science.

We pray that God would shine the light of hope throughout the lives of people of the world and inspire us as a community as we plan our strategic direction.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Chaplain

The Gift of the Word

Last week, the Year 4 cohort was presented with a gift from the College and the St Mark’s Lutheran Congregation – an age-appropriate Bible! It was a privilege to witness these presentations to such an enthusiastic and appreciative group of students.

As a Lutheran School, the care and development of all are at the forefront of all that we do. This includes the care and development of the academic, relational and spiritual needs of each and every person. Presenting students with Bibles at key milestones throughout their school life reflects the value that we place on the impact that the Word of God can have on our educational journey.

Whether we are aware of it or not, God walks alongside us every step of the way, and it is through the reading of His word that we can learn much more about ourselves and each other than we can in any lesson. Just as homework is a necessity for us to do in order to grow in our knowledge of a particular subject, spending time reading and understanding the Bible is necessary for us to grow in our spiritual knowledge which then flows out into all aspects of our daily life (Psalms 119:9-16). The significance of students being presented with their bibles cannot be understated, and it is fitting that the last gift that each student receives at the end of their journey, is a bible too.

We pray that as each year level proudly receives their bibles that they can carry it with them and know that within it lies hope, comfort and wisdom to help them every step of the way.

Mr Mark Hauser, College Chaplain

From the Head of Learning K-5

Supporting Students in Years 3 to 5 in their Writing - Ideas for Parents

There are many things we can do at home to help children develop and practice some key skills for writing.

Get talking

Getting children to express themselves in conversation is fantastic practice for expressing themselves in writing. Conversation allows children to learn new ideas, vocabulary, and grammar. After trying out new language while talking, children are better prepared to use it in their writing.  

The key thing here is to ‘talk with’ rather than ‘talk to’ children. 

  • Talking to’ children means giving instructions, not allowing time to respond, or asking questions that only require a simple answer. 
  • ‘Talking with’ children means having a two-way conversation: listening carefully to what they are saying, allowing them time to think and respond, and asking them to elaborate.  

Talk about planning, drafting, and editing

Skilled writers know how to plan, revise and edit their writing. Next time your child is writing, try talking to them about some of these techniques. 

  • Planning. Prompt your child to organise their ideas before they start writing. This could involve reading about a topic they are not familiar with or sketching out a plan (for example, by writing the main points in bullets or drawing a diagram) before writing.
  • Drafting and revising. Encourage your child to get their ideas down in a first draft which they can then edit and revise. When they have a first draft complete, ask them what went well and what they might improve in the next draft. 
  • Sharing and editing. Encourage your child to share, read, and edit their work. They might also share their work with a sibling at home, or online with a classmate. You can also talk to them about things they have read: what makes the writing effective and how could it be improved? 

Make writing fun

Getting better at writing requires a lot of practice, which is unlikely to happen unless it’s fun to do. To motivate your child to write more often, you might consider the following: 

  • As children develop their skills, encourage them to write for different purposes and audiences. They could write a letter to their grandparents, a mock newspaper article, or a creative story. As well as providing motivation, this will help children to experience different writing styles.
  • Give them the opportunity to publish their writing: put posters up on the fridge door, email stories to extended family, or share writing on social media. Encourage positive feedback from family and friends so that your child takes pride in their writing.
  • Find enjoyable subjects to write about. Writing about memorable experiences can provide a motivating purpose for writing. 

Giving Feedback

You can help children to learn from their practice by giving feedback on their handwriting:

  • Be specific about what has improved. For example: ‘It was good because you joined up your letters correctly’ is better than ‘your handwriting is getting neater.’ 
  • Talk about how to improve their writing rather than just telling them when they have got something wrong: ‘Next time, try and make sure that all your t’s are crossed. This is where you put the cross.’ 
  • Encourage effort: ‘Well done – look how much you can do when you keep trying!’

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

From the Head of Learning Middle College

Buranga Dive Deep Day

Last week a number of Year 6 students embraced their curiosity, imagination and creativity and took on the challenge of attending the Buranga Dive Deep Day. This event is an experience organised by the Sunshine Coast Independent Primary School Heads Association. The goal of Dive Deep Day is to provide challenging, enriching experiences to extend highly able learners. Working with students from other independent schools, children of 'like-minds' participated in programs that stimulated them intellectually and helped them to develop their individual talents. This year, students with highly developed skills in Digital Technologies and English were invited to attend.

Matthew, Ethan and Ace spent the day programming micro-bits and engaging with the Design Thinking process to overcome challenges using the technology of CoSpaces and Merge Cubes. Cody and Asha learnt more about creative writing and developing stories to be published in a short story anthology.

Some reflections from the students sum up the experience:

Last Friday, I went to the Deep Dive Day experience. It was a great opportunity and I really enjoyed it. I got to connect with other highly able students, and spend the day writing short stories about global issues 20 years in time – Cody

Buranga was fun! We got to use several coding programs to enhance my technological knowledge. I also liked meeting people from other schools - Ace

Thanks to the Year 6 Teachers for facilitating the experience and to Mrs Linda Sydes for accompanying the students.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Middle College

From the Head of Career Development

Career News

CQUniversity Virtual Open Day (Years 10-12)

CQUniversity is holding a Virtual Open Day on Saturday 27th August, from 9.00am – 1.00pm. Program highlights include:

  • Exploring CQUni’s degrees, TAFE and pathway courses
  • Tuning into course webinars
  • Chatting with teaching staff at virtual course booths
  • Touring facilities virtually
  • Visiting the lounge to find out about fees and scholarships

Explore the full program here.

The virtual ADFA Open Day experience is live (Years 10-12)

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) comes to you in 2022 with the ADFA Open Day! This year you'll have the opportunity to attend the event virtually. You can experience all the Open Day action on Saturday 20th August with the virtual ADFA Open Day!

Visit the site now for interviews with ADFA alumni, ADFA trainee officers and UNSW academic staff and to learn what it’s like to study and live at ADFA. Plus, head to the What’s On section to see what live events are happening at Open Day, which you can tune into online on Saturday 20th August.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’re also running a Q&A on the Defence Jobs Instagram page on Saturday 20th August. You can ask current ADFA trainee officers any questions you have about life at ADFA. Questions need to be submitted on the Defence Instagram page @defencejobsaust before 10.00am on Saturday 20th August.

Endeavour College of Natural Health - the future of wellness (Years 10-12)

Thursday 1st September 2022, 9.00am - Friday 30th September 2022, 5.00pm


If you’ve been thinking about a career in natural health, then join us during our Future of Wellness month – a free, online event dedicated to exploring the diverse and fulfilling world of natural health.

Visit our personalised Future of Wellness platform to register for as many events as you like!

Throughout the month you’ll have access to:

  • Live webinars
  • Guest speaker sessions
  • Natural health seminars
  • Instagram takeovers
  • Q&As
  • On-demand videos
  • Articles

From Chinese medicine to naturopathy, nutrition to massage and more, a future in natural health is closer than you think.

Find out more here.

University of Sydney - Regional and Interstate Student Open Night (Year 12)

Thursday 1st September 2022, 5.00pm


This webinar offers prospective regional and interstate domestic high school students an opportunity to engage with The University of Sydney and interact with faculty, accommodation, scholarship and admission pathways staff.

Find out more here.  

Queensland Police Service - Recruiting Information Session (Years 10-12)

Saturday 3rd September 2022, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Roma Street Police Station

Interested in becoming a Queensland Police Officer?

Not sure if you:

  • Meet the requirements? 
  • Are the right person for the job?
  • Get paid as a police recruit?
  • How you progress in the QPS?
  • What is expected during the recruiting process and the cost involved?

These and many more questions will be answered during this Recruiting Information Session.

This information session is conducted by experienced, current serving police officers. Not only will they explain the requirements for entry, but they may also give you an insight into their own experiences.

During the information session, you are welcome to ask questions. Recruiting staff will also be available after the presentation to answer questions.

Find out more here.  

Bond University - The Business of eSports (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 15th October 2022, 8.45am – 3.00pm

Bond University

eSports is taking the world by storm. From those who want to be behind the keyboard, or behind the scenes, the growing eSports industry will employ many Australians in the future.

This course will provide learners with a practical insight into the business of eSports and its economic impact around the world, along with a glimpse into the lives of professional gamers and the multi-billion dollar industry in which they compete to achieve sports star status. You will learn at your own pace through six interactive online modules and an in-person, six-hour practical workshop.

Find out more here.

Maple Equality & Inclusion Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: $5,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: 1st August 2022 – 18th November 2022

The Maple Equality and Inclusion Scholarship has been established to help provide people with a disability, and greater access to affordable educational opportunities.

Find out more here.

UQ Merit Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: $6,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: 8th August 2022 – 4th December 2022

UQ Merit 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.

Bond University CoLab Industry Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: 25% tuition fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: 1st July 2022 – 5th September 2022

The Bond University Transformation CoLab is a game-changer where we’ve broken down the traditional stand-alone silos of business, law, arts and sciences.

Find out more here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

From the Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Business

Youth Parliament

Last week, our Year 11 Legal Studies class travelled with Mrs Brock and Mrs Bonello to Parliament House in Brisbane to participate in Youth Parliament 2022. Trixie Willett (Member for the fictitious electorate Dogwood) and Sofia Aronsson (Member for the fictitious electorate Sandy) were members of the sitting Government. Their role in the House was to put forward the Bureaucratic Information Gathering – Data Access, Technology and Application (BIG-DATA) Bill 2022.

Lachlan Nankervis had the role of the Parliamentary Attendant and found out very quickly how much running around collecting papers this role involved. Our other students, Gracelyn Brown and Savannah Machado-Harris were selected to be observers for the day. This immersion day was very educational for our students as they saw how democracy works in the unicameral Queensland Parliament. Pacific Lutheran College was one of 42 schools that participated in the day.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Year 11 Legal Studies Students, Mrs Brock and Mrs Bonello, for being brave and representing our fine College and the fictitious electorates of Dogwood and Sandy.

Mr Wes Warner, Head of Department – Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Business

Food for Thought

Media influence on teenagers: social media, movies, YouTube and apps

Children and young adults spend a great deal of time away from their parents and family members. During that time, they engage with others, including potential role models and mentors. They also spend a great deal of time being exposed to media influences. These external factors can shape their attitudes and behaviours in profound and lasting ways.

Key points

  • Social media and other media influence teenage attitudes and behaviour.
  • When teenagers are aware of media influence, they can handle media pressure better.
  • Talking and questioning is the best way to help your child handle social media and other media influences.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor 

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Father’s Day Stall

Wednesday 31st August – All gifts $5

Pacific Lutheran College Soiree – Amongst the Stars

Saturday 29th October – 5.30pm at Pacific Lutheran College

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.

Be greeted at the main entrance of the College with a glass of bubbles and strings of warm lights as you walk the red carpet to our open-air Soiree. Throughout the evening, enjoy a range of delicious canapes prepared by our talented Hospitality department. Under a starry sky, you’ll be treated to a range of musical performances and photo displays, whilst sharing memories and experiences with past and current friends. There will also be space for those who enjoy a dance or two.  Dress is cocktail attire. This is an 18+ event.

Purchase your ticket here

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Stellar Running Times!

It was perfect running weather on Sunday 14th August for the tenth annual Sunshine Coast Marathon.  Pacific had 37 runners participate in the different distance races, from the 2km to the 21.1km marathon. It was amazing to see so many students from across the College commit themselves to the early start and give their best. There were some stellar performances from students with many achieving personal best times. The following students, names and times listed in the table below, were great ambassadors for our College and should be proud of their efforts.

Thank you to Mrs Kiernan for leading the Run Club sessions and inspiring those to compete in the Marathon this year!

Congratulations to all students, staff, and parents who competed on the day. We look forward to another successful year of running in 2023.

Music News

Please join us to say thank you and farewell to our Senior Ensembles and Soloists.

Details are in the flyer and found below.

Celebrating National Science Week – 15th – 19th August

The Library has hosted many exciting, hands-on Science activities during lunchtime over the past week as the College embraced the Celebration of National Science Week. Junior students have enjoyed creating glass-themed science objects to take home, including magnifying glasses, kaleidoscope, galaxy in a jar, snow globe and more!  The escape room has been the biggest hit with students across the College working in teams to solve a series of problem-solving activities with the aim to crack a code and unlock a box full of prizes. The pressure of the race to crack the code created so much excitement for all involved. Thank you to Mrs Richards, Acting Head of Science, Science Teachers and Laboratory Assistants for preparing such engaging and fun activities.

Library News

What’s Happening in the Library?

Visiting Author, Jess Black

This week, students in Years 3-5 met Jess Black, author of series such as The Kaboom Kid, Little Paws, Bindi’s Wildlife Adventures, and Pepper Creek Ponies. Jess spoke entertainingly about her work and writing and answered many enthusiastic questions. All her books were immediately borrowed from the library afterwards.

Book Week Costume Parade

A reminder that the costume parade is on this Monday, 22nd August at 8.40am on the oval. A photo booth will be set up in the library at lunchtime for students to get their photos taken.

Book Club

Order forms were distributed to Prep to Year 7 this week. Please get orders in online by Friday 26th August.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

Independent District Athletics Carnival

A huge congratulations to all the students who competed last Thursday and Friday in the 13-19 years Independent District Athletics Carnival. The amazing contributions from all our athletes across the carnival resulted in PLC finishing 2nd in the overall points tally; our best result ever, in a highly competitive event!

What is also remarkable is that of the 60 students who represented PLC at the District Carnival, 19 students have been selected to compete at the Regional Athletics Carnival (almost 1/3 of our team). The outstanding achievements of these students, plus a considerable number of results within the top 10 placings in age divisions contributed to our strong showing on the day.

Well done to the following students on their Independent District selection and for being in the top 3 performers for their events in their age groups:

This result, combined with the strong results from the Junior Carnival, shows that we have got a great pool of talented and committed student athletes in our College community.

Well done again to all students involved. The College community is proud of what you have achieved!

Competitive Sport News

All Schools’ Basketball

It was great to see some of the Junior and Intermediate teams in action this week for their first round of competition. I was fortunate enough to be there when our mighty Junior B Boys took on NCC in a thrilling game. The boys were in the lead from the very start and looked like they were going to win in an easy game, but NCC fought back and got within 1 point in the final quarter. Thanks to some intense defense and attacking the basket more (not settling for outside shots) in the last two minutes of the game, the PLC boys ended up winning by 7 points. A great game by all.

The Intermediate A Girls and Junior C Girls both had solid wins over their opponents and made a promising start to the season in their divisions. The Intermediate C Boys had a tough game against Glasshouse Christian College in their fixture. There was plenty of effort from the boys, but they couldn’t catch up on the scoreboard after a slow start. In the Senior’s, our Senior D Girls played a doubleheader but unfortunately came up short in both of their games. The spirit that they showed is always admirable. Once again, they only lost narrowly in their second game – showing great teamwork and improvement throughout the season so far.

The Senior E Boys went down to MFAC, meaning they will need to win their final two games in order to be a chance to make the finals. The Senior B Boys took on the top of the ladder St Teresa’s and fought well. The end score did not reflect the boys’ efforts or how close the game was. All is on track for their preparations for CBSQ in a few weeks’ time! Great effort to all the boys’ teams so far. The Senior B Girls continued to impress with a dominant win again last week. This places them firmly in contention for the finals. They take on their toughest opponents this week, so we will see how they fare come Friday. All the best!

All School’s Water Polo

Our PLC team fought hard in the pool this week against a spirited Siena opposition. The girls showed improvement in their performance this week and were competitive all the way to the end, narrowly defeated 6-5. The team will head into their next fixture with confidence from this week’s performance.

SCISSA Touch Football Results

Some mixed results for our SCISSA teams yesterday. The Intermediate A Boys were challenged in their game by a well-drilled Immanuel team, however, they continue to show improvement in key skill areas each week. The Senior A Girls fought hard against a strong Matthew Flinders team, only going down by a narrow margin. Congratulations to the Junior B Boys for a good win over Matthew Flinders on the back of strong rucking and defense. The Junior B Girls travelled to Glasshouse for a doubleheader, losing a close game to start with and then winning their second fixture comprehensively. With only a few weeks left, there are only a few games remaining to try and make a push for finals.

SSCRU Girls Rugby Results

This week saw our U14 Girls play games against St Patrick’s and St Johns. While the team didn’t come away with a win from their fixtures, however, they are continuing to improve their skills and game awareness and demonstrated greater confidence throughout games. Their improved efforts in defence this week were commendable, and they are building strong foundations for their upcoming games.

Key Sports Dates Term 3

  • Friday 9th September: Term 2 and 3 Sports Group Photos (Netball and Basketball)
  • Friday 16th September: Years 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival
  • Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September: Champion Schools Basketball Queensland.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

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

Please direct all queries to the contact details listed below.
Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Congratulations to our teams for finishing strong in the last round of competition at PLC.

After Round 17, three of our four competitive teams finished in the top four:

•          U12B Razors – 2nd

•          U14B Barracudas – 3rd

•          U15/16 Eels – 3rd

These teams will now play the semi-finals this Saturday 20th August at Palmwoods Warriors FC, Jubilee Drive. Please come along and support the teams and the club - U12 Razors -10.00am, U14 Barracudas - 11.20am and U15/16 Eels - 1.30pm. The main draw is here.

Rooball Carnivals will also run across the Coast with Pacific hosting the U9 Carnival from 8.30am -12.00noon. Main draw is here.

End of Year Presentations
Being the last full round at Pacific, we hosted the EOY presentations for all our teams.
Congratulations to our Club Captain, Marley, on 13 years of service with the club. Throughout the years, we have loved watching Marley play with his technical brilliance and natural game flow.
Congratulations also to our U11 Pacific Marlins who won the Perpetual Trophy for club service and the Laserzone party. Doug and Amanda have guided the team throughout the season while most Marlin parents have supported the canteen on multiple occasions. Awesome work Marlins!

Match Reports
U6 Mantarays - Netflix gave you “The Last Dance” (Michael Jordan doco) and PLC has now given you “The First Dance” with the U6 Mantarays season concluding as it started - in absolute glory. It’s any wonder that all the big media outlets were on hand to witness generational talent just one last time this year. The crowd, well-wishers and media were once again blown away. The final game of the year saw increased physicality, a willingness to challenge for the ball and some exquisite passing. Coach John commented “… pride is the word that comes to mind. I’m proud of each player to don the aqua stripe and take the field.” Confidence shone through this week with the Mantarays players backing themselves and putting all their training into action. Stop-go, reverse, pass-shoot. A truly dazzling performance. ~Manager Mike

U7 Snappers - What. A. Team. It was cold, it was wet, but the team spirit was not dampened. Man of the match went to our rockstar goalie and jack of all trades - Elliott C. Shout out to Xavier B, Liam, Nate B, and Benjamin for awesome attack work and goal scoring, and to our fearless midfielders Lucas and Nicolas, and our defenders, Hugo and Hugh. Snappers win 9 to 1.  Snap, snap, snappers!! ~Manager Sian

U7 Stingrays! The finale for the U7 Stingrays! Teamwork helped us have another win today against Unity. The Stingrays worked hard all game. They have been well led all year by our coach who has taught them well.  It has been great seeing them work so well as a team.  Thank you for the presentation after the game.  They were thrilled with their trophies and we are all so grateful to the hardworking committee as without them we wouldn’t have any football to play.  Super job! ~Manager Kirsty

U9 Sharks – The team had a tough season finale, but Noah Y put the one and only goal into the net with some incredible persistence and footwork! Noah M and Luke did a great job in goals and Noah M scored another sausage award from the opposing team thanks to his footwork and persistence. Angus picked up a player of the match award and Coach Peter declared Jason player of the season for his relentless defending and attacking every weekend! Great gains were made with teamwork by all the midfielders! We’re so proud of how the team has developed, respecting each other’s strengths and challenging themselves in new positions. A huge thank you to all of the parents for showing up each week and trusting Peter and I to guide and mentor the Sharks! And for the gift voucher, wine and flowers - feeling very spoiled! Well done all and thanks PLC FC for the continued support and all your super energy, especially Jenny, Rita and Lisa - you’re all superstars! ~Manager Katie

U9 Seahorses – The Seahorses ended the season on a high with a 2 x 2 draw against Nambour Black Leopards. Impressive skills on field, with awesome shots at goal, relentless defending, and fierce fighting to the end. Sophia was unstoppable, earning a well-deserved player of the match. Coach Greg has done an awesome job with the whole team throughout the season. His dedication and hard work are second to none. We are very grateful for his leadership. Thanks coach Greg, the Seahorses and Pacific FC for an awesome and entertaining season. Watch out Matildas!!! ~Manager Gaby

U11 Marlins – The team lost a hard fought 3-1 contest against Caloundra Black in their final match of the season. Great effort and some excellent plays, but unfortunately didn't quite convert several opportunities into points. The team showed that they have improved all season and have a strong foundation to build on. Thanks Amanda and a very supportive parent group, the team took away the Perpetual "club service" trophy for the season. ~Coach Doug

Under 14 Barracudas – The team hosted Unity and the Barracudas flew out of the gates to lead 3-0 within 20 minutes of start time and it remained 3-0 at half time. A much closer game in the second half as Unity warmed up to the task.  A late goal to Barracudas rounded off a 4-0 victory. A great team effort. Next stop semi-finals! ~Coach Sheldon

U15/16 Eels – The Eels took on Currimundi and ended with a fabulous 7-4 win. It was an exciting game to watch with plenty of equalising moments before the Eels took charged and wrapped it up. Well done.

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


18       ELC Photo Day

30       ICAS

31       Friends of Pacific Father’s Day Stall


2         Pupil Free Day

4         Year 6 Canberra Tour (returning Friday 9th)

16       Term 3 Concludes