Compass No 660 - September 2022

From the Principal

Books and the Living Word Change Lives

Books change people’s lives.  Through books, we are able to travel to distant places, experience life in the past and in the future and walk in another’s shoes.  As we read, we learn about ourselves, relationships, and other cultures and perspectives. Our imaginations are fired up as we journey with the words. Books provide deeper insights into different areas of learning and ways of being. Reading enhances our wellbeing as we slow down to be immersed in another world. Books can energise us, calm us, and make us laugh, cry and wonder. 

Reading enriches and grows our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Books are gifts that keep giving across different times and places. One of the great books is the Bible. It is filled with the living word that speaks to us differently at different times of life and in different circumstances. The Bible can be a companion in life, where God speaks to us personally through story, poetry, songs and reflections. Through the Bible, God’s unconditional love and grace encourage us to grow in wisdom and love for people and His creation.

Principal's Log

We were delighted this week to learn that two of our Future Problem Solving Teams had progressed through to the National Finals. Four teams across Years 6-11 have worked during their lunch times throughout the year to create and write solutions for global problems set for 50 years in the future. Year 7 Pacific Plus students have been creating solutions for problems within our current community. Congratulations to Amy Richards, Oliver Friend, Isla Lendrum and Emily Studiman who were selected to be part of the national finals for the Global Issue Problem Solving and to Nathan Russell, Hunter Fullard, Jax Bautista, Aidan Kemp and Declan Bancks for their selection to represent Queensland in the national finals for the Community Problem Solving section.  We congratulate all students who have been part of this enriching competition and wish these two teams all the best as they now prepare for competition in Melbourne. We express our thanks to coaches Mrs Jo Belchamber, Mrs Linda Sydes, Sebastian Box and Charles Box.  It has been great to see current Year 12 students, Seb and Charles mentor and coach our younger students. 

One of the ideas of the Year 7 Pacific Plus groups was to enhance reading for children across the Caloundra area by making books available through “Little Libraries” placed throughout the local community. They are looking to create tiny libraries in a variety of locations where members of the community can simply take a book home to read with their children. An article later in this newsletter provides details of how members of our community can support this great initiative.

It was a delight on Saturday to watch the U12B Pacific Razors and the U14B Pacific Barracudas compete in the grand finals of the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association.  In two tightly contested games where all four teams showed great tenacity and sportsmanship, the Pacific teams both won in a penalty shootout.  Parents, family members and friends showed great support for both teams.  Congratulations to these teams and to all players, coaches, managers and executive members capably led by Mrs Jenny Lee and Mrs Rita Williams who enabled the club to have such a successful year. We congratulate all those nominated for the Adermann Awards.

We look forward to the Netball grand finals this Saturday where the PLC Firebirds will be contesting their grand final at 10.30am at the Caloundra Stadium. Well done to the PLC Mavericks and PLC Rebels for reaching the preliminary finals.  Members of our community are encouraged to come along and support the Firebirds and our netballers who have also had a great season through the support of coaches and executive members led by Mrs Michelle Dufty and Mrs Donna Townsend.

We look forward to the return of our Year 6 students tomorrow afternoon. All reports are that they have had a great time and represented themselves and the College well. They have learnt more about our government, history, science and sport development as they toured Canberra. We thank our teachers and staff who attended the trip Mr Stuart Pohlner, Mrs Kim Kiernan, Mr Scott Crompton, Mr Mark Hauser, Mrs Melissa Ousley and Mrs Sharon Middleton, and Mr Paul Brace for his leadership and organisation.

We give a prayer of thanks to God for giving us the joy and power of the written word and pray that we might all find ways to engage with the living word within the Bible.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Feature Article

Future Problem Solving Team Reach National Finals

The Year 7 Pacific Plus program this year has seen some wonderful students working very hard to think about ways they can solve problems in our community. This has involved these students leaving classes at various times throughout the term and we have been very appreciative of the teachers who have allowed this to happen.

Throughout this year the students have brainstormed problems, thought of solutions, and designed an action plan. We have six groups of students who have been working very hard on their projects and we have been very impressed with the persistence they have shown to keep going with this. The projects are ready to go and these projects will be actioned in our school community very soon.

As a part of this process, we also entered the teams into the Community Problem Solving section of the Future Problem-Solving program and we are very excited that one of these teams has been selected to represent Pacific Lutheran College and Queensland at the National finals in October.

We also had 4 teams of students from Years 6 to 11 who participated all year in their lunch breaks and before school in the Future Problem-Solving program. This involves students in reading, brainstorming, and writing solutions for various future scenarios that are set 50 years in the future. These students have also shown fantastic thinking and teamwork in these sessions and have recently competed in a qualifying problem. These teams have been coached and mentored by Charles and Sebastian Box and we have been very impressed with the effort and time that these students have given to coaching the younger students as Academic Mentors.

We are proud to announce that Nathan Russell, Hunter Fullard, Jax Bautista, Aidan Kemp and Declan Bancks will be presenting their Community Problem Solving project. Amy Richards, Oliver Friend. Isla Lundrum and Emily Studiman have progressed to the National Future Problem Solving competition in the Global Issues Problem Solving division. Congratulations to these students and we wish you all the best in Melbourne.

Mrs Linda Sydes, Teacher – English, Humanities

From the Director of Students

Senior College

Year 12 Returning to College Week 10, Term 3 and Week 1, Term 4

Congratulations to Year 12 students on the completion of their mock examinations across Week 8 and Week 9 this term. Year 12 students are reminded that normal classes and learning resume Week 10 which is a great opportunity to connect with teachers to reflect on their academic performance.

It is important that Year 12 students returning to the College reengage positively with community, staff and students and continue to adhere to the College's Building a Culture of Respect Policy and Procedure, Uniform Policy and Procedure and Transport Policy and Procedure.

On Thursday 15th September, Year 12 students will also be immersed in a modified time, participating in the filming of their eagerly anticipated Graduation song film clip and Formal dance rehearsal.  Communication about this change of timetable has been sent to students and parents/guardians.

Further communication in regard to the External Examinations timetable and the Alternate Day Program, including Graduation Rehearsal will be released shortly.

Senior Sleepout for the Homeless

Students across the Senior College will be sleeping out in cardboard boxes at the College's gymnasium this Friday 9th September to raise awareness and funds for the Sunshine Coast's Integrated Youth Family Service and Inclusive Kids. 

This term, the Spirituality and Service Action Group have put into action Casual Clothes Day and other initiatives to raise awareness of the increasing number of young people who are displaced and/or need shelter and services of support. During the sleepout, students are not permitted to bring their mobile phones and will have an opportunity for quiet contemplation, reflection and discussion on this relevant issue.  Additional information and consent have been communicated to Senior College students and parents.

Ms Leigh Finter, Director of Students (Acting)

From the Head of Learning K-5

What is Kindness for Kids

“Share your toys” is something we have been teaching our kids since the very first time they played with other children.

Kindness and compassion are vital in the development of young children’s social competence and socio-emotional skills.

Being kind is an intentional act that benefits others for its own sake when one is not required to do so. It is generally regarded as a virtue. A kind person shows a genuine, deep, and selfless concern for people without expecting anything in return.

Kind emotions include sympathy, empathy, respect, guilt for wrongdoing, and pride for acting ethically. Kind cognitions come from understanding how the act of kindness affects others and ourselves. Kind actions are acts of prosocial behavior as simple as giving a helping hand, cooperating, or comforting another, or as complex as sharing with others or including the discriminated.

The more these three elements are incorporated into daily life activities, the more transformational power they have. For example, the more we internally feel kind emotions, the more likely we are to show kind acts accordingly. Child kindness is particularly beneficial. Caring acts significantly improve children’s prosocial skills and their relationships with others.

In a 4-week study, students aged 9 to 11 were instructed to perform three acts of kindness per week. Those children showed significant improvement in social skills as evidenced by an increase in peer acceptance. Being considerate to others is also correlated with academic achievement.

In a world where people are increasingly more divided than ever, being kind, whenever possible, can help make the world a better place.

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

Celebrating Debaters

University of the Sunshine Coast Debating Competition – Senior Team Advance to Finals

Last week saw the conclusion of the preliminary rounds of the University of the Sunshine Coast Debating competition. Pacific Lutheran College teams competed in the Senior and Intermediate categories of the competition and our Senior team advanced through to the finals to be held after the September holidays.

This competition took a fast-paced, short preparation format which presented students with their topics at the commencement of their one hour of preparation time and then saw them match their wits against the opposition at the end of that preparation time. 

Students needed to collaborate during the pressure-cooker preparation time to develop a case line, a complex model, several arguments supported by convincing evidence, anticipate rebuttal points and present all of these elements in a cohesive series of individual speeches. The length of the speeches for Intermediate teams this year was four to five minutes, and the Seniors were required to speak for between five to six minutes.

Debating is a unique contest in which formal structures are used to argue a topic from two, opposing perspectives. Once you have learned the structure, you must then be prepared to argue from the perspective allocated to your team. This is a significant departure from the type of arguments we might encounter with our friends or family where we are promoting our own opinions. In debating, participants must be prepared to step into the shoes of those who might hold an opposing position to their own and argue logically and convincingly from that perspective.

Some of the debate topics encountered by our students in the preliminary rounds this year included:

  • That contact sports should be banned at school (Intermediate)
  • That extra-curricular school activities should be made compulsory (Intermediate)
  • That gambling ads should be prohibited during televised sporting events (Senior)
  • We should ban fast fashion (Senior)

We take this opportunity to congratulate our Senior team for 2022, Year 11 students Lucy D, Abigail T, Amedy B and Ben M.  We also thank our Intermediate teams, Year 8 students Aston H, Arthur B, Lawson W and Jasper S and our Year 9 students Tyler S, Jack S, Sameeha T and Kye F. 

We also take time to thank our coaches, current Year 12 student Kai R, English and Humanities teacher Mrs. Ceilidh King and English Head of Department Mrs. Rae Hall. Finally, we thank past student and debater Lachlan Buchanan who volunteered to adjudicate on behalf of PLC.

The final series will be held at SCGS next term on the 12th and 19th October. We wish our Seniors and their coach all the best for this highly competitive finals series.

Mrs Rae Hall, Head of Department - English

From the Head of Career Development

Career News

IT Traineeship at PLC (Years 9 and 10)

Applications are now open for the role of IT Trainee, working with the IT Department here at PLC. The traineeship runs for 2 years, commencing in January 2023, so current Year 10 students are preferred but current Year 9 students may also be considered. You will study a Certificate III in Information Technology over the 2 years, and this course will replace one of your electives. In addition, you will be required to work 7.5 hours per week (on average) within the College’s IT Team. This may include some work after school and during school holidays. For more information or to request an application form, contact Mr Ian Learoyd (

Raymont College Scholarships (Year 12)

Applications are now open for Raymont Scholarship Awards. Raymont College is a residential college in Brisbane, providing student accommodation for students studying at any of the universities in Brisbane. Find more information here.

Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: Up to $10,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: 1st June, 2022 – 13th September, 2022

The Public Education Foundation’s Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have physical disabilities to enable them to reach their academic potential.

Find out more here.

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships (Year 12)

Value: Varies

Open/Closing Dates: 2nd August, 2022 – 31st October, 2022

Encourages and supports outstanding new and continuing students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen sport.

Find out more here.

Find Your Feet Through an Apprenticeship at Visy (Year 12)

Wednesday 5th October 2022, 5.30pm – 6.30pm


If you’re a motivated, hands-on learner who loves to be challenged in everything STEM, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Visy is an Australian-owned, global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries.

With 120 sites throughout Australia and New Zealand, Visy is paving the way for real change in sustainability – and they want to meet YOU!

Come to this introductory session to learn about what an apprenticeship with Visy could look like & everything you need to know to start applying!

Join Senaya Krishnan, Early Careers Manager, and discover:

  • Who Visy are, what they do, and what working with them looks like.
  • The range of apprenticeships available and what they cover.
  • Who can apply and what Visy looks for in successful apprentices.
  • Why an apprenticeship is just the beginning and everything Visy has to offer for long-term career growth, leadership development and more!

Where you start won’t be where you end up with Visy, and there is no better place to start than with their dedicated apprenticeship pathway.

Find out more here.  

IT Apprenticeship: PwC Higher Apprenticeship Program (Year 12)

Searching for the right career opportunity after high school is exciting with the PwC Higher Apprenticeship program. Gain hands-on experience in our two-year program that will set you up for success.

You can join PwC straight out of high school as part of their very own Higher Apprenticeship program. You'll build business and technology skills while working toward a qualification in IT. And with study support, you won't need to worry about course fees or the cost of textbooks and materials.

Applications close on 11th September 2022

Find out more here.  

Defence Force Recruiting information sessions (Years 10-12)

The following is a list of upcoming local Defence Careers information sessions. You can register for any of these sessions here.

Defence Officer Information Session: Wednesday 5th October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, at Defence Force Recruiting Centre, Maroochydore

Women in Defence Information Session: Monday 17th October, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, at Sunshine Beach Surf Club

Army Reserve Information Session: Tuesday 18th October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, at Caboolture ARES Depot

Defence Careers Information session: Thursday 27th October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, at Rumba Resort, Caloundra

UQ Young ChangeMakers Program (Year 11)

Sunday 27th November 2022, 6.00am - Wednesday 30th November 2022, 9.00pm

The University of Queensland, Saint Lucia Campus

Young ChangeMakers is a 4-day experience that provides Year 11 students with a unique and inspiring opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students.

The program presents students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change makers’ passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today’s global society

Applications close on Sunday 25th September with successful applicants notified mid-October.

Find out more here.  

Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp (Years 8-12)

Monday 9th January 2023, 8.00am - Sunday 22nd January 2023, 5.00pm


The highlight of the year for many young Australian musicians, AYO National Music Camp is a whirlwind of new faces, exhilarating challenges and uplifting performances. Immerse yourself in a two-week musical experience. Be inspired by tutors, artists and conductors of international standing, and experience music-making at an elite national level as part of a superb symphony or chamber orchestra.

Find out more here.  

2022 ACMF National Songwriting Competition (Years K – 12)

The 2022 ACMF National Songwriting Competition is now open.

Every year, students from schools across Australia are invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song in the competition.

Entry is free for students from Years K-12.

Winners receive prize money which can be allocated towards musical equipment or tuition.

Entries for the competition close on 22nd September.

Find out more and enter here.  

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

RUOK? A Conversation Can Change a Life and How To Ask

Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. Learn more about the signs and when it's time to ask R U OK? here.

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not OK, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are OK, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.

Find out more here.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community


Friends of Pacific ran a Gala Day sausage sizzle, drinks and snack stall at Meridian Fields today for SCISSA AFL and Touch Football players. We thank Mrs Teena Thompson and Mrs Allyson Sarvari for their commitment and dedication to running the stall. Without amazing volunteers such as Teena and Allyson, stalls such as these would not be possible.

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 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.  The 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

Pacific Plus, Year 7

“Little Literature” a Community Action Group in the Year 7 Pacific Plus program is asking you to bring your good quality used picture books to the library front foyer between Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September (Week 10) from 8.00am to 8.20am.

It is hoped that these books will be spread around the Caloundra community so that books will be accessible to young children. Little Literature hopes to enhance children’s love of literature and in time a quality education by supplying enriching literature to places they visit daily. We look forward to seeing your donations in our Little Literature donation box in the Library foyer.

For more information, click on the flyer below.

Mrs Linda Sydes, Teacher – English, Humanities

Music News

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

Click on the flyer below for details.

Buzby of the Buffalo Play: 3.30pm Monday 12th September

The Speech and Drama students are performing a full-length play in the gym after school next Monday 12th September.

Buzby of the Buffalo is a true story of a sailor named Ned and his adventures on board the sailing ship HMS Buffalo in the 1830s. It stars all 48 Speech and Drama students ranging from Years 1 to 12.

Entrance is a $2 donation to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Students, parents, and teachers are all welcome.

For more details, click on the flyer below.

Mrs Lisa McKibben, Speech and Drama Teacher

Library News

What’s Happening in the Library?

Father's Day in the Library

Last week, students had the opportunity to make a card or a badge for Dad for Father's Day. Badges were designed, coloured in and pressed in our badge-making machine, while other students enjoyed writing a personal message for Dad and colouring in a card.

Visiting Author – Gus Gordon

Award-winning author and illustrator, Gus Gordon, visited the library this week to speak to the Prep to Year 2 classes. Gus is in demand as an illustrator, having illustrated 80 books for a variety of authors and he has written six picture books of his own. Gus talked to the children about writing and then led them through a drawing workshop.

Overdues and Holiday Borrowing

An overdue notice will be emailed home this week, if applicable. Please ensure all overdue books are returned before the end of the term. Next week, students may borrow as many books as they like for the school holidays.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

All Schools’ Basketball

Well done to our Senior B Girls team for a great season. Unfortunately, they came up short on last Friday in their semifinal game, however fought well in a great game to watch. The girls improved tremendously throughout the season and a big congratulations to all of them for a great competition. Special thank you to their coach – Brooklyn Graves for getting them so far. Brooklyn is also coaching the currently undefeated Intermediate A Girls, and wish them well in the lead up to the finals

It’s great to see our teams fighting hard and representing themselves and the College so well each week. We continue to encourage students attending sporting events to present in full PLC uniform.  

A reminder that several teams have games on Friday of Week 10 (just before the start of the September holidays). We still expect all players to still be available to play on this week.

All the best to our teams this week!

SCISSA Touch Football Results

Our Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Girls all competed well in their Semi-Finals on Wednesday. The Junior Girls and Senior Girls were extremely competitive in their away finals, only narrowly going down by 1 point in tightly contested matches. Both teams have shown great commitment and determination across the season and I look forward to seeing them continue to progress next year. The Junior Boys won convincingly in their home final, dominating field position with strong rucking and defence. We wish them all the best for their Grand Final next week.

All School’s Water Polo

Well done to our Intermediate Girls Water Polo team for pushing a strong St Andrew’s team all the way to the final whistle, only going down by one point. The girls had to overcome some considerable adversity with no substitutes and having to be one player down. The fact that they almost took the game against a side with a whole substitute team waiting poolside is a testament to their determination and teamwork. Next week will be their last fixture for the season due to Year 9 Camp and we wish them all the best.

Students Acknowledgements

Well done to all Year 4-12 Pacific students who recently competed in the Sunshine Coast Athletics Trials. A number of students performed extremely well, beating their PB’s or finishing in the top 5 places.

There are some results currently unavailable and so we have included available results below. We are proud of all of our PLC student contributions at this carnival, regardless of their placing.

  • Gemma Bryce – 2nd in 10 girls Discus (State Qualification), 6th in 10 girls Long Jump.
  • Scarlett van den Hurk – 4th in 10 girls 1500m, 7th in 10 girls 800m.
  • Kai Newcombe – 5th in 10 boys Shot Put.
  • Bailee Kiernan – 6th in 10 girls Shot Put
  • John Fihelly - 4th in 11 boys High Jump
  • Shyam Sathish – 2nd 12 Boys Discus (State Qualification)
  • Taylah Jarrett – 5th in 11 girls discus.
  • Holly Targato - 1st in 13 girls Javelin
  • Joshua Brouw - 2nd in 13 boys Javelin
  • Booka Bell – 2nd in 12 boys 200m
  • Imogen Hiley – 3rd in 17 girls 800m
  • Zara Richters- 1st in 16 girls 200m and 400m
  • Evie Richters – 6th in 14 girls high jump
  • Charlize Kipping – 7th in 13 girls 100m

  • Congratulations to Lennon Biggs for his recent selection in the 13/14 Independent District Futsal team. We wish him all the best in the upcoming Sunshine Coast trials in October.
  • Congratulations to Eloise and Emison Marshall for their cheerleading success as they have just been crowned Grand Champions in their level in Queensland and have also earned a pinnacle bid which is awarded by score to compete against the best in Australia in November. They have also been selected to join a team at the Global Games in Hawaii in May next year. These girls are training over 14 hours a week in their sport, which requires great strength, skill and teamwork. Well done!

Key Sport Dates Term 3

Friday 9th September: Term 2 and 3 Sports Group Photos Year 7-11 (Netball/Basketball/ Catch up from the previous session)

Monday 12th September: Year 12 Netball and Catch-Up Basketball Photos

Friday 16th September: 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September: Champion Schools Basketball Queensland.

Key Sport Dates Term 4

Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th October: Junior Secondary CBSQ

Wednesday 12th October: SCISSA Rugby 7’s Fixtures start

Tuesday 25th October: Netball trials for 2023 season for Year 8-9 students

Thursday 27th October: Netball trials for 2023 season for Year 10-11 students

Thursday 17th November: Sports Awards Assembly

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

PLC Netball had two teams in the Preliminary final last Saturday. Both teams fought hard throughout their games but unfortunately, neither team was able to secure a win.

Our Under 11s lost to Moffat Beach but all players have had a terrific season and should be proud of themselves for making it to 3rd place overall. A huge thank you goes to Nicole and the player's families for all the time and commitment that they have shown this season.

Our PLC Mavericks played a very tough game, the teams were tied up for the entire game leading to 10mins of overtime. Unfortunately, at the last minute, the other team scored a goal, and our girls did not have enough time to fight back. With other teams watching on during overtime the girls made our club proud. Another huge thank you goes to Joey and all the people associated with this team; you have all had an amazing season! Well done girls!

Fortunately, we get one more week of netball because our PLC Fireballs are in the Grand Final! These girls have worked hard this season playing every game with a lot of intensity which showed on the scoreboard.

Please come down and support our girls at 10.30am at the Caloundra Stadium (31 North Street, Caloundra). Make sure you are wearing blue, teal or white when cheering on the Fireballs! GOOOOOO PLC!

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Grand Champions!

Congratulations to our U12B Pacific Razors and U14B Barracudas who took out their respective divisional championships with penalty shootouts! There were plenty of heart-stopping moments throughout the games and we are thankful for the safe hands of both our goalies. We also appreciate the guidance of coaches Terry and Carice and Manager Lara (Razors), as well as Coach Sheldon and Manager Rod (Barracudas). Well done to the opposing teams - U12 Siena FC Raptors and U14 Mooloolaba Galaxy – for their sportsmanship during and after the grand finals.

Both Pacific teams have worked hard this season with almost 100% attendance at training and games each week, so these are well-deserved wins.

We also thank K3 Coaching for their continued support throughout the season!

Grand Final Match Reports

U12 Razors - Well, that’s a wrap! A tantalising grand final game with two strong teams not giving anything away. The Razors were cheered on by the crowd and kept going and going! Full time 0-0, extra time 0-0 and then the Razors showed true determination and team spirit, taking the trophy home via a penalty shootout with the safe hands of goalie Isaac. Nathan was named player of the match. Congratulations to all. A deserved win in the end. Go Razors! ~Coach Terry

U14 Barracudas - Grand Final winners for 2022 with a hard-fought win through a penalty shootout. Well done to all and goalie Tom for his expert penalty saves. Go PLC! ~Coach Sheldon

Adermann Award Nominees

Congratulations to the following Pacific FC players who have been nominated for a Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association Adermann Award. Votes accumulate throughout the season based on best and fairest play. Awards will be presented at the Adermann Award Night on Friday, 9th September at the Caloundra Event Centre.

U11 Pacific Marlins – Zane Thompson

U12 Pacific Razors – Jared King

U12 Pacific Razors – Isaac Nguyen

U14 Pacific Barracudas – Hayden Greenough

U15/16 Pacific Eels – Luke Harrys

Additionally, our two 10-year players, Joey Harrys and Angus Friend, will be presented with their 10-year award at the Adermann Award night.

K3 September Holiday Camps

The K3 school holiday camps will be running in 4 locations across the coast. Click this link for further information.

Contact: The Registrar
Facebook: Pacific Soccer FC 

Mrs Rita Williams, Pacific FC President

General Notices

Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition

SWIFF’s Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition is open for entries from anyone in Australia between the ages of 10-25.

Make a short film under 5 minutes in length, include the theme of transformation and include the colour green, and enter for a chance to screen big and win big!

Entries close Tuesday 25th October.

For full terms and conditions, visit or click here.

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


8         Year 6 Students return from Canberra Tour

9         Sleepout For The Homeless (Years 11 and 12)

14       Years 3-6 Swimming Carnival

16       Years 7-12 Swimming Carnival

16       Term 3 Concludes


3         Queen’s Birthday Holiday

4         Term 4 Commences