Compass No 662 - October 2022

From the Principal

Service – A Way of Being

Living with a servant heart sees us naturally responding to the needs of others.  Simple things like greeting people with a smile and listening genuinely to the response “about how they are” can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Living for a purpose beyond ourselves is an important part of our wellbeing.  Playing an active role in our families and community enables us to strengthen relationships, grow capacity and develop purpose. At Pacific, we are blessed to have so many parents, students and staff who have servant hearts.  Every dimension of College life is enriched because the people of this community give generously of themselves.

The parable of the three people who were each given a different amount of money to look after, reminds us of the importance of using our gifts and talents in service to others. The two people who were given 5 and 2 talents returned double their value, while the one who was given only one talent was afraid of losing it and buried it for safekeeping. Where we use our gifts and talents freely and for the good of others, there is a multiplier effect. Others grow, we grow, and possibility keeps expanding. Where we hold things firmly to ourselves, growth is stifled. Living with a servant heart enables us to live with expansive generosity and hospitality that generates hope and possibility.

Principal's Log

Welcome to the start of Term 4 and a particular welcome to parents and students who are new to the College. Next week, we welcome back Middle and Senior College teacher, Mrs Abbie Blessing from maternity leave. We wish Mrs Jasmin Steven every blessing as she enjoys some well-deserved long service leave this term. Ms Rebecca Abnett, Ms Sue Arahill and Mrs Patricia Hosking will be teaching Mrs Steven’s classes through this term.

We look forward to the Soiree Amongst the Stars on Saturday, October 29th.  It is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as community and enjoy great food, music and fun.  Our hospitality team will be providing canapes throughout the evening.  Music entertainment provided by Luke Dickens and his band (runner up in the 2008 season of Australian Idol) will add to the ambience of the evening and provide the opportunity to get our bodies moving. This is an 18+ event and tickets can be purchased here.

At the end of last term, it was a privilege to attend the Senior Ensemble Concert where Senior students were able to showcase their talents and we were able to express our appreciation to the Year 12 students for their years of service to our music program. We thank all of our senior musicians and in particular our Year 12 students for the strong contribution they have made to the growth of the program. Thank you to our parents for their support of the evening and their encouragement over many years of practice, rehearsals and performances. Thank you to our Music team of Mrs Carlie Purkis, Mrs Helen Williams, Mr Paul Cusick and instrumental teachers for their leadership.

It was great to see two of our Year 4-6 netball teams take the opportunity to compete in the Primary Schools Cup in Bundaberg over the holiday period. The PLC Jewels finished 1st in Division 3 and placed 15th overall in the Championship Division, placing them in the top 15 schools in Queensland.  The PLC Gems also performed well in Development Division 4.  Congratulations to Georgia Frohmuller who was named one of the top 3 umpires for the tournament.  Thank you to our parents for your support and to our umpires Georgia Frohmuller and Kayla Sanderson and coaches Mrs Michelle Dufty and Ms Caity O’Keefe.

We wish our Year 9 students all the best as they engage in their two-week Outdoor Education experience next week.  The experience provides unique opportunities to grow confidence and personal capabilities as new skills are learnt, challenges are worked through, relationships are built, and wellbeing enhanced through connection to nature.  We thank Mr Paul Brace for his organisation and Mrs Michelle Bourne, Mrs Holly Gricks, Ms Rebekah Horsey, Mrs Emma Lendrum, Mr Lachie Buchanan, Mr Chris Bartlett, Mr Rob Belchamber, Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mr Liam Jacka, Mr Mark Hauser, Mr Duncan McNee, Mrs Leah Croke and Mrs Sharon Middleton for their leadership of the experience.

Our Year 7-12 students will be involved in exams throughout this term. We wish our Year 11 and 12s calm and purposeful minds as the Year 11 students complete their exams next week and our Year 12 students prepare for their upcoming external exams. For our Year 7-10 students, it is important that they study for their exams from the start of the term in a progressive way.  Developing effective ongoing study routines and habits is an important part of the learning for our Year 7-10 students.  Teachers will be providing advice about strategies for students to be using through this time.

We look forward to welcoming many new students to our Middle College Orientation Day next Tuesday 11th October. Families of Year 5 and 6 and new Year 6, 7 and 8 students for 2023 will have received an email from the College detailing the arrangements for the day.

May God grant us servant hearts that inspire hope and possibility as we serve each other and the broader community.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the Director of Students

Driver Awareness and Safety and Year 10 Peer Mentoring

Driver Awareness and Safety offered in the Senior Personal Development Program

A focus in the Senior Personal Development Program is supporting student choices in the area of personal wellbeing and safety. Part of this is to provide education, learning opportunities and practical experience in students’ preparation for applying for their Learner and Provisional Driver’s licenses and confidently and safely getting behind the wheel.  On Wednesday 5th October, Year 10 students participated in the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) Program.  The one-day workshop provided students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens.  A range of activities front-loaded students’ understanding of road safety and gave them tools, habits, and motivation to take action and stay safe on the roads, both as drivers and passengers throughout their lives. 

Year 12 students will also have the opportunity to engage in a QLD Police and Law presentation during the Alternate Days Program.

Year 10 Peer Mentoring- Organic Growth of Student Leadership and Agency

Over the year, a small group of Year 10 students raised their hand for the challenge of starting a Year 10 Peer Mentoring Leadership team, with the purpose of growing agency within their PCGs and Houses and supporting the transition for Year 7 students into the Middle College and throughout the year. Over the course of the year, this small group has now evolved into 25 student members from Year 10, who are excited to be involved in supporting the Year 9 cohort and their transition into Senior College in 2023, commencing with their first of many Leadership Days, with a focus on peer mentorship in Week 9.

The Year 10 Peer Mentor group meet fortnightly to set small stretch goals for the term and hope to share their journey with 6-12 staff later this term.  Their long-term goal is for PCG to be more student-led and driven, with students supporting students. 

I look forward to working with the Year 10 Peer Mentors this term.

Ms Leigh Finter, Acting Director of Students 

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Junior Focus

Welcome back to Term Four for 2022, and a warm welcome to families new to Pacific this term. Term Four is always such a busy term, and we look forward to engaging with the numerous events and celebrations that the end of the year brings. It was wonderful to be surrounded by the business and industry of the students returning to class this week.

Social and Emotional Blockers

This term in our You Can Do It program; we will be focusing on social and emotional blockers. These can be defined as worrying, feeling down or angry, not paying attention and procrastination. They are called "blockers", as they can sometimes block our way forward to building success and striving to achieve. During the term, the students will be encouraged to become "lifesavers". The example pictured suggests that techniques for unblocking worries may include

•          self-talk

•          taking positive action

•          talking to someone and

•          calming down through actions and thoughts.

No one practice or method works for everyone. We aim to provide a range of strategies for our students to use when and where they are needed. This will continue to be covered in our Foundation and Junior Assemblies.

Recognising Growth and Achievement

This year, as a College, we have continued our implementation of the Pacific Way across the Foundation and Junior College. It has always been important to recognise when individuals achieve personal goals. This has been in the form of a You Can Do It Award often handed out within year-level meetings. This term we transition to a Pacific Way Certificate that hopes to broaden the scope of celebration of students across the areas of self, others and community. We are excited to see how this will allow us to recognise the growth of our students as they interact with the program and see the growth in themselves and others.

Keeping Safe in our Neighbourhoods

On the 29th of this month, the Day for Daniel will be recognised in schools across the Sunshine Coast and increasingly, across the state and country. It is a time to recognise the potential threats to our community and to educate our students on ways that help to keep them safe. The theme surrounding this year is brave conversations.

Fortunately, examples of actual harm to our children in their neighbourhoods are rare, and our communities' connection is strong. Unfortunately, many of us are aware of the devastating impact that the disappearance of Daniel Morcombe had on his family and the community in general. In the passing years, his family have fought hard to make sure that his memory will live on through the foundation and every year the child safety message is communicated.

The foundation website, has many resources about how we may equip our children to understand and read signs that aim to keep them safe. These resources are age-appropriate and cover a range of topics. In the lead-up to Day for Daniel this year, I will be covering some of these messages in our assemblies this term, and I encourage you to peruse the resources and discuss their contents with your children.

Take care, and God bless.

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

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

SAT Practice
Did you know PLC is the Sunshine Coast’s only SAT testing centre? The SAT is an exam used by most universities in the USA and by many universities in other countries, as part of their applications and admissions processes. The last testing session for this year is on Saturday 3rd December, and students can register for the test here.

We are offering a free practice session for interested students on Saturday 22nd October 2022, from 8.00 am – 12.00 pm. Students who register for the practice session will take an authorised practice test under full test conditions. It’s a great way to see whether the SAT is for you or to get some solid practice for the real thing. If you are interested in attending the practice test, please email Wanda Hayes ( Students who have not registered their interest will not be admitted on the day.

InspireU STEM Camp at UQ (Years 9 – 12)

The InspireU STEM Camp provides an opportunity for Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across the country to participate in a week-long camp. This camp is perfect for students who are planning to attend university and would like the opportunity to explore what degree to study and to build their university knowledge.  The program exposes students to a wide range of career and study options available to them at UQ.

Students are given a holistic experience of university life which is delivered in collaboration with the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, UQ’s faculties and industry partners.  Students will get to attend jammed-packed, engaging sessions which will include a hands-on component.

All reasonable costs for the camp including all travel, flights, accommodation, meals and excursions are paid for by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU).

The camp will be held from 8th – 13th January 2023. The application form for the Camp can be found here. Applications close on 24th October 2022.

Defence Careers Day (Years 9-12)

At the Sunshine Coast ADF Careers Day, you can speak with current serving members and discover the range of jobs available in the Navy, Army and Air Force. From trades, transport, logistics and engineering to combat and more, you’ll be sure to find a role that’s right for you.

Activities on the day include:

Air Force aircraft | Army vehicles | Weapons | Drones | VR simulators | Speak to current serving personnel

Date: Saturday 5th November

Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Where: Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Avenue, Marcoola QLD 4564

RSVP: Register here

New Innovation Diploma for Teenagers (Year 10)

Australia’s first Innovation Diploma for Teenagers is launching in 2023. The program runs for 18 months, and graduates receive a VET Diploma that provides opportunities for university entrance. The program is designed to be able to work in with the students’ study lessons, with online learning and occasional face-to-face learning days at USC.

Click here to learn more about the Diploma. If you are interested in taking on the Diploma, it will need to replace one of your subjects, so please make an appointment to speak with me before enrolling.

SCU Q&A Webinar: Students’ guide to studying at Southern Cross (Years 11 and 12)

Tuesday 11th October 2022, 6.00pm


Join our Q & A webinar. We will walk you through the process of applying, accepting your offer and enrolling to study at Southern Cross.  You will hear from study experts and current students about popular pathways into university, Southern Cross Model, student support, studying online and graduate employment outcomes.

Find out more here.  

SCCE Exchange Webinar (Years 11 and 12)

Tuesday 11th October 2022, 6.00pm – 7.00pm


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

Find out more here.  

Ocean Youth Sunny Coast 2023 Information Session (Years 7-12)

Monday 7th November 2022, 7.00pm – 8.00pm


Find out about the Ocean Youth Sunny Coast 2023 program and what you need to do to book your spot.

Find out more here.  

UQ - Law LEAD Scholarship Information Session 2022/2023 (Year 12)

Monday 10th October 2022, 6.30pm – 7.30pm


Join us during this online information session and hear from our Law Life & Wellbeing Coordinator as they discuss:

•          changes to eligibility requirements (including transitioning students and gap year students)

•          how to complete a strong application

•          ATAR scores and alternative pathways into law

•          benefits of the scholarship and

•          any questions you might have about your circumstances

Find out more here.  

JCU Year 12 Webinar (Year 12)

Thursday 13th October 2022, 7.00pm – 8.00pm


Want to hear what student life is really like at JCU and how to make the transition from high school to uni as easy as possible? Then our upcoming JCU Year 12 webinar is the perfect opportunity for you.

•          Hear from current JCU students about their move from school to uni and their top tips for first years

•          Learn about student life including the vast range of clubs, social activities and societies at JCU (and how to balance life and study)

•          Discover what it’s like to live on-campus with other students from around Australia

•          Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about studying and student life at JCU.

Your parents, carers and friends are also warmly invited to attend and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have on how to support you as you finish Year 12 and decide on your next steps.

Find out more here.  

Griffith Adam Scott Foundation Business Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: Full tuition fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: September 1st 2022 – January 23rd 2023

The Adam Scott Foundation Business Scholarship is for students who have overcome adversities in their life, are passionate about business and may also have an interest in sport.

Find out more here.

UQ Dalio Philanthropies Scholarship (Year 12)

Value: $10,000 AUD per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 15th 2022 – November 20th 2022

Provides financial support to outstanding 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year students studying full-time at UQ in any undergraduate program.

Find out more here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

From the Head of Drama

Drama News

The last couple of weeks of Term 3 were busy for the Drama Department, having many students perform for an invited audience of peers and staff, in addition to attending two excursions to the theatre to view live, professional work.

The Year 9 students performed their student-devised group pieces based on the theme of ‘mass hysteria’, for their Year 8 and 9 peers. Year 10 students had the pleasure of inviting the Year 1 students into drama to watch their storytelling performances, based on some of the storybooks the Year 1 classes had read throughout the year. As part of their assessment, both year levels were responsible for the shaping of their dramatic work, including all directorial choices in set and costume design, movement on stage and lighting and sound effects, under the management of their teacher, Mrs Lisa Stevens.

Sharing the joy of drama with our student body across the College has been a goal of the Drama department this year, so it was very rewarding to witness the realisation of this. The benefits of student voice through performance flow through the actor-audience relationship; as one communicates, and the other one perceives and processes, resulting in a very personal and powerful learning experience for all.

Our Senior Drama students travelled to Brisbane, with the Year 10 students attending the contemporary theatre performance of Fourteen, by Shake&Stir Theatre Co, at QPAC, and the Year 11 and 12 students attending the Billie Brown theatre in Brisbane to view the reimagined performance of Othello, by Queensland Theatre. Both experiences were unique in engaging our Drama students with the magic of professional, live theatre.

Mrs Kristy Astwick, Head of Department - Drama

Food for Thought

Nurtured by Nature

From a stroll through a city park to a day spent hiking in the wilderness, exposure to nature has been linked to a host of benefits, including improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders and even upticks in empathy and cooperation. Most research so far has focused on green spaces such as parks and forests, and researchers are now also beginning to study the benefits of blue spaces, places with river and ocean views. But nature comes in all shapes and sizes, and psychological research is still fine-tuning our understanding of its potential benefits. In the process, scientists are charting a course for policymakers and the public to better tap into the healing powers of Mother Nature.

1.        Spending time in nature is linked to both cognitive benefits and improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being.

2.        Feeling connected to nature can produce similar benefits to well-being, regardless of how much time one spends outdoors.

3.        Both green spaces and blue spaces (aquatic environments) produce well-being benefits. More remote and biodiverse spaces may be particularly helpful, though even urban parks and trees can lead to positive outcomes.

For more information, please click on the following link

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Pacific Lutheran College Soiree – Amongst the Stars

Saturday 29th October – 5.30pm at Pacific Lutheran College

Get your friends together to celebrate our 21 years at the gala Soiree Amongst the Stars. See the Pacific landscape transformed as never seen before.

Don’t miss Luke Dickens and his band, runner-up in the 2008 season of Australian Idol performing on the night.

Our fabulous hospitality department will serve up signature canapes all night long and our bar will be humming.

This is an 18+ event.

Purchase your tickets here.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

Roadways Behaviour Monitoring System in Selected QLD Schools

The State Government has requested we participate in a world-first road safety initiative. New speed camera technology will soon target speeding drivers at selected school zones across Queensland.

Everyone has a role in keeping our roads safe. It is imperative drivers reduce their speed to the signed 40 km/h speed limit and be aware of activity by students on or near the road.

Speed cameras will only operate during school zone times at the selected schools.

Parents and carers dropping off or picking up students are urged to comply with school zone speed limits.

Mr Mike Healy, Business Manager

Uniform Shop

Please arrange to visit the Uniform Shop during Term 4 for uniforms for next year to avoid the rush.  Visits to the uniform shop are by appointment.  Appointments can be made with the Main Reception on 5436 7300.  Our Uniform Shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am to 10.30am by appointment and Tuesday afternoons 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  The last day of operation for 2022 will be Thursday 24th November.

We strongly advise all current families to please arrange uniforms for next year before the end of Term 4 2022.  All new uniforms can be returned for exchange in Term 1 2023 if still in original packaging and unwashed/named.  Transitioning students in Prep to Year 1 and Year 5 to Year 6 students will require Formal Uniforms for the start of 2023. 

New families will be given preference for Back-to-School appointments in January 2023 and appointments will be required.

Uniforms ordered via Flexi-schools will be delivered to the classroom (Junior College) and the Well Being Centre (Middle/Senior College) up to Thursday 24th November 2022.  Orders placed during the holidays will not be ready for collection until after Monday 9th January 2023.  You will receive an email advising when your order is ready, and it can be collected from the College Main Reception.

Please ensure all Rite Journey uniform requirements (including Blazers and Trousers) are purchased before Thursday 24th November 2022.

Swim Trials will be held from the first week of Term 1 2023 and school swimwear is required for all students in Years 3 to 12.  To avoid the Back-to-School rush on these items, current families are strongly encouraged to purchase swimwear during Term 4 2022. It is advised that, when purchasing swimwear, it is tried on as they cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Prep Uniform Fittings

Please contact the Main Reception on 5436 7300 for appointments for Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of October between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm.  Current families, with a student starting Prep in 2023, are most welcome to visit the Uniform Shop during normal days of operation as above.  Appointments will need to be made.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Convenor

Library News

Book Fair

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library from Monday, 17th October, until Thursday, 20th October from 8.00am until 4.00pm. A wide range of current and popular picture books, fiction and non-fiction will be available for purchase, starting from only $5. EFTPOS facilities are available.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival

On the very last day of Term 3, our Year 7-12 cohort had a great day of fun and competition at the Kawana Aquatic Centre for the 2022 Interhouse Swimming Carnival. Even with poor weather loitering around, our students were not deterred and turned up with plenty of spirit, and some great performances on show throughout the day. Aside from the competitive races, this year marked the first paddleboard relay as part of the proceedings which was a great hit! Congratulations to Buran house for their strong performances throughout the day which led them to take out the Champion House trophy. Bula is also deserving of a special mention for receiving the Spirit Trophy for keeping their loud and consistent support for their swimmers all day.

Well done to Alexander Monroe (Year 11) and Emily Lengenberg (Year 8) for winning the King and Queen of the Pool event, a challenging 200 IM.

Congratulations to all Age Champions listed below for their fantastic efforts:

Competitive Sport News

Champion Schools’ Queensland Basketball

The Senior Boys Basketball team had a challenging year at the Champion Basketball School of Queensland Tournament but with all 5 starters being in Years 10 and 11, the foundation has been set for next year. This was the first tournament for many of our students and they will take a lot from the experience. Training for our 2023 campaign will begin during Term 4 with all players highly motivated to continue their improvements. The Senior squad will only lose Year 12 student Kai Pethick from this year’s group and we thank Kai for his leadership and work ethic displayed throughout 2022.

SCISSA Rugby 7’s

We are very much looking forward to the start of our Rugby 7’s season next week. Students will be provided with a jersey at training before the first round of fixtures. Along with the jersey, students will also need to make sure they have PLC rugby shorts, socks, a mouthguard and a water bottle. Students will be required to meet their coaches no later than 15 minutes before games to warm up. If you have any queries regarding the upcoming season, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Josh Cummins (

Representative Sports Opportunities

If any students are interested in attending the trials listed below, please contact Mrs Lisa Muir  ( for further details:

16-19 years boys Cricket Tuesday 25th October, 2022 – deadline register 18th October

16-19 years girls Cricket Tuesday 1st November, 2022 – deadline register 25th October

12-14 and 15-18 years Baseball Thursday 27th October 2022 – deadline register 20th October

13-19 boys and girls Softball Thursday 3rd November, 2022 – deadline register 27th October

Student Acknowledgement

Congratulations to Isabella Welsh for her recent selection to the National Development Tennis Squad.

Key Sports Dates Term 4

  • Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th October: Junior Secondary CBSQ
  • Wednesday 12th October: SCISSA Rugby 7’s Fixtures and SCISSA Tennis starts
  • 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 3rd November: Ballinger Cup Senior Hockey Challenge
  • Thursday 17th November: Sports Awards Assembly

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

3-6 Inter-house Swimming Carnival

The long-awaited rescheduled Years 3-6 swimming carnival was run in the last week of Term 3. Student participation and swimming standard were high with several long-standing records broken on the day.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who were age champions or runners-up in their age group.

Well done to the following students who as previously mentioned broke long-standing records at the carnival.

Congratulations to Wira house who were crowned the 2022 (Year 3-6) champion house at the end of the carnival. Overall points were as follows:

Bula – 648

Mumba – 1090

Buran – 1192

Wira – 1261

Primary Schools Cup Netball

During the school holidays, PLC had two Year 4-6 teams represent the College at the Queensland Primary School Cup Netball Competition.  This competition is open to schools from all over Queensland and was held in Bundaberg this year. The carnival was held in extremely hot and humid conditions with great support from our PLC families during the weekend.

The PLC Jewels team finished 1st in the Championship Division 3 and placed 15th overall in the Championship Division which places them in the top 15 schools in Queensland, which is an excellent result.

PLC Gems placed 5th in Development Division 4, another great result. With many younger Year 4 students in this team, they will be better for the experience they gained during the weekend in future years.

Both teams enjoyed the experience and displayed good netball – Thank you to all the parents for their support, our umpires Kayla and Georgia and our coaches Michelle Dufty and Caity O’Keefe.

Congratulations to Georgia who was named one of the Top 3 Umpires of the tournament, which was also a huge achievement.

Year 2 – 6 Learn to Surf Program

As part of our College surfing program, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a four-week Learn to Surf Program for students in Years 2 – 6 this term.

The program will be run through North Caloundra Surf School in conjunction with Pacific Lutheran College staff.  A range of topics will be covered in this four-week program including reading ocean conditions, board handling and developing fundamental movements such as balance, agility and coordination.

Details of the program are as follows:

•          Monday mornings before school, 6.00am arrival for a 6.15am start. Sessions will conclude at 7.15am.

•          Program begins on Monday 24th October (Week 4) and runs through to Monday 14th November (Week 7).

•          Students will surf at various Caloundra beaches (Kings, Dicky’s, Happy Valley) depending upon conditions.

•          Parents responsible for transport to and from the venue.

A portion of the cost of the program will be subsidised through the College but will still cost $20 per student which will cover four surfing sessions as well as the use of a foam surfboard and wet shirt supplied through North Caloundra Surf School.

Participation in this program is limited with only 24 places available. Spots will be given on a first-served basis.

If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please email to register your child.

Brisbane Active Football Program

Brisbane Active Football Program will be running a 4-week program which starts next Friday 14th October. If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please follow the information below.

Students will have to opportunity to learn new skills and play in their inflatable field during one session.

Click on the image below for details.

Student Success

Well done to Jessica from Year 5 who was successful in the Sunshine Coast Taekwondo Open held recently at The University of The Sunshine Coast. Jessica won gold in the Poomsae competition for her age division, representing her local club JMT. The tournament included competitors from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and other Australian locations.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport P-6

General Notices

Netball Clinic

Caloundra Indoor Stadium

October 8th | 15th | 22nd

8.30am – 10.30am

Boys & girls 12 – 14 years old

$80 – all sessions

$30 – individual session

Club Sport

Club Sport

Pacific Lutheran College has several sports development programs outside of school hours. These programs encourage participation, allowing students 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

For all enquiries, please use the contact details below.

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Christian Football Federation Association (CFFA) Nationals

Congratulations to U16 Pacific Eels player, Luke Harrys on representing the Sunshine Coast in the U21 SCCSA South National Team last weekend. Games were played at Chancellor SC in the CFFA National tournament against the QCSA, Brisbane Valley and SCCSA South.
Well done Luke!

SCCSA Representative Trials

Players born between 2005 and 2014 are invited to trial for a place in the 2023 Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association’s Representative teams.  This is your opportunity to play with and against the best players within the Association.

Trial Dates – 8th, 15th, and 22nd October 2022. Pre-registration is required. All players are requested to attend all 3 sessions.

Players are not automatically selected because they were representative players in the previous season.

Register via:

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


10       Year 9 Camp departs (returning 22nd)

11       2023 Middle College Orientation Day

11       Middle College Parent Evening 6.00pm

12       Year 11 Exams begin

12       Champion Basketball Competition departs

14       Pacific Pulse Surf Competition (weather permitting)

14       Future Problem-Solving Nationals

18       Friends of Pacific 6.30pm