Compass No 671 - February 2023

From the Principal

Congratulations to our Graduates of 2022

This week at our Scholars Assembly we recognised the graduates of 2022 who achieved excellence in their academic results. The Honourable Mr Jarrod Bleijie and the Dux of 2021 Noah Beasley joined parents, students and staff in the celebration. We congratulated 2022 Dux Noah Winten on his achievement of 99.90 and Proxime Accessit Jasmine Groves on her achievement of 98.85.  In the cohort of 76 students, 82% were eligible for an ATAR score and we were delighted to celebrate with the 23% of these students who achieved ATAR scores above 90 and those students who were awarded top of subject.

We were grateful to have representatives from the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and Sunshine Coast University present scholarship awards. We congratulate Noah Winten on being awarded a University of Queensland Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, Charles Box the Corporate Partners in Excellence Scholarship at Queensland University of Technology, Liam Russell a Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship with Griffith University and Jasmine Groves and Samantha Hutton The Thompson Excellence Scholarship at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

We were then inspired by a speech from the Dux of 2021, Noah Beasley. We are very proud of the achievement of these students but more of who they have become and are becoming as young men and women.  We wish all of the graduates of 2022 every blessing for the future.

Principal's Log

It has been great to be able to come together as community throughout this week as we have engaged in our Middle College, Year 11 and P-5 Information evenings. Parents enhanced their agency to support their children’s learning as they learnt about the communication processes through NAV and the College’s website, developed greater insights into the learning and pastoral care approaches of the College and connected with classroom teachers. Middle College and P-5 parents enjoyed the opportunity to connect over refreshments provided by our talented and generous hospitality team. We thank all of our staff who supported these events so capably and our parent community for embracing the opportunity to connect and support the growth of quality learning in your children and the community.

A strong theme this year is to enhance the opportunity for parents to connect with community and contribute to the ongoing enhancement of experience for our young people within their families and the broader Pacific community. The Friends of Pacific provides valuable opportunities for connection and growth.  Parents are strongly encouraged to consider joining the Friends of Pacific which will meet for its AGM on 21st February. Nominations for office positions are currently open.

Our students have also enjoyed the opportunity to connect across year levels as Year 12 and Year 2 buddies connected together earlier this week.  There was an air of anticipation and delight as buddies were introduced to each other.  The Year 2 students presented their Year 12 buddy with a card and their Senior badge and jersey.  This connection highlights the role that our current Seniors will play in shaping our community for the future. When our 2022 graduates return for their 10-year reunion our Year 2 students will be in Year 12 carrying on the tradition of strong student influence and contribution.

The Year 3-6 students participated with great enthusiasm in their swimming carnival earlier this week.  The carnival was well supported by parents who braved the heat to encourage their children.  Thank you to Mr Darren Hooper and Mrs Lisa Muir for their organisation and leadership, to the staff and volunteers for their running of the carnival and to our parents for their support.  Well done to all of the swimmers and to Buran House who won the Spirit Award and Wira House for winning the carnival.

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 students back from camp this Friday after a week of growing in their personal skills, understanding of themselves and their relationships with each other, the environment and God through their outdoor education experiences.

We pray that God continues to support us to reach out and provide welcome and connection to people within and beyond our community.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Chaplain

The Chaplain's Message

This week Mrs Gricks, College Chaplain has prepared a video for us to enjoy. Students share with us the highlights of their first week back at Pacific and we engage in the thread ‘Integrity’, which was led by our College Captains at the 6-12 Chapel this week. Our leaders explored the story of the ‘Good Samaritan’ and provided advice through an interview process on how to walk and live with integrity. During the video, Mrs Gricks asks our Junior College students who they know in our community who walks and lives with integrity.

Mrs Gricks is excited to share with the community more about what we do at Pacific in the spiritual life and mission of the College. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs Gricks ( with a prayer request or if you wish to discuss Chapel messages further.

Please click on the link below to view the video.


Mrs Holly Gricks, College Chaplain and Teacher - Christian Studies

From the Head of Senior College Students

Senior College Updates

Senior Leadership

Pacific has a proud tradition of growing strong, capable student leaders.  This year’s Year 12 Executive Leadership team, comprising of the College Captains, Vice Captains, Action Captains, House Captains and Vice Captains have drawn upon the College’s 2023 theme of purpose, engagement and co-agency by setting areas of focus for Semester 1 and goals to achieve by end of Term 1.  Action Group meetings commenced this week across the areas of Academic, Cultural, Environmental, Sport, Spirituality and Service, Technology, and Student Wellbeing. Students from Years 6 – 12 were encouraged to attend these meetings to support Action Captains with their focus areas and goals for 2023. Attendance at all meetings was very high, indicating student voice and co-agency are very much valued by Middle and Senior College students at Pacific. In preparation for the 7-12 Swimming Carnival, Tuesday 7th February, House Captains and Vice Captains also met with Heads of House to discuss competition strategies and House spirit.

Year 12 Leadership Day and Year 2 Buddies

This week, Year 12 students engaged in their final Leadership Day, led by Lutheran Youth Queensland.  This important day of connection, reflection and setting cohesive expectations of self and each other for their final year together was a well-received day. Keeping with Pacific’s traditions, Year 12 students met their Year 2 buddies and received their Year 12 jersey and badge from Dr Dolling. 

Year 11 Information Evening

On Tuesday evening, Year 11 students and parents were invited to attend a very informative Year 11 Information Evening, with presentations from Ms Leigh Finter, Head of Senior College Students, Ms Anne-Marie Gerlach, Head of Learning Senior College, and Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Careers.  This presentation was recorded and will be shared on NAV for families who were not in attendance.  Next Tuesday, 7th February parents and students are invited to attend the Year 10 Information Evening, held in the College gymnasium from 6.00pm with a focus on welcoming students to Senior College, subject selections, co-curricular and service opportunities, leadership, purpose, engagement and co-agency.

Year 10 Leadership Day

On Thursday, Year 10 students experienced their first Leadership Day with a theme of connection, cohesion and community building. Year 10 students shared their expectations of what being a Senior College student should look, feel and sound like and how both individually and collectively the cohort can achieve this.  Year 10 students enjoyed being challenged and were encouraged to grow and take risks by the Lutheran Youth Queensland team and to embrace the Senior College journey.

Ms Leigh Finter, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Welcome Back

Welcome to Pacific Lutheran College in 2023. It was lovely to unite with many continuing families as well as new families during the week at the P-5 Information session and to begin the year as a connected community. Thank you to those who were able to attend. 

Parent Engagement 

A great strength of the Pacific community has always been the willingness of parents and families to support the College community by being involved in activities that strengthen relationships and foster opportunities for our students.

Parents and guardians also have the opportunity to be involved as parent connectors across the College. The role of a Parent Connector will be to serve as a link between the College and our community through a range of activities such as welcoming new families and providing social opportunities within year levels. 

At times, Parent Connectors will also be called upon to support the various functions and events held by the College and Friends of Pacific. We are hoping that we may have several connectors per year level to provide support for each other and the wider community. An expression of interest will be emailed home this week.

Another rich opportunity the wider community can engage within the College is volunteering. There will be many chances to give service through schemes like parent reading, excursions, and helping in the tuckshop during the year. 

Recently, legislation around volunteering changed, and all volunteers are now required to undergo mandatory training once a year to comply with this change. Volunteers will be unable to engage with students unless this training has occurred. 

As such, Pacific will be providing opportunities to understand these changes and engage in this training. These dates are marked on the school calendar, and the first session will be on the 8th of February via Zoom and a second, in-person session will be offered in the library the following day, the 9th of Feb. 

Registration can be made through this link Volunteering at Pacific 2023  

General Housekeeping

Communication with College Staff

Often parents need to communicate information to their child’s teachers regarding changes in routine and exemption from participation in sports, specialist lessons or activities due to injury or illness. To avoid confusion and ensure students are where they are meant to be, particularly at the end of the day, we ask that parents put all of these changes in writing. All teachers can be contacted by email. Students in Years 3-5 will also receive a student diary, which has space for notes of this nature.


A reminder that the College hat is an essential element of the College uniform. During breaks, students need to wear a hat, or they are required to stay out of the sun. Students should also wear their hats when travelling to and from the College.

Students in Years 1-5 may only wear their sports uniforms to school on the days they have HPE. Years 4 and 5 students may also wear their HPE uniforms to school on Thursdays. There may also be occasions during the year when students are requested to wear their sports uniform to school for carnivals or excursions. On all other occasions, students should attend school in their formal uniform.

If, for some reason, your child is unable to wear the correct uniform to school, please send a note to your child’s class teacher. A uniform reminder letter will be forwarded to parents whose children are in the wrong uniform without a note.

Car Parks

A reminder to all parents and students that they are to use the appropriate car park at the beginning and the end of the day. Prep-Year 2 students can use the front car park. Students across Years 3-12 are to use the Senior drop-off or car park at the western side of the College. 

Families are reminded that at present there is construction occurring in the College in an area adjacent to the Red Cedar Drive access point. Families are asked to use alternative access points as using this entrance has the potential to place students into an unsafe environment.

Additionally, parents are asked to use designated drop-off spots within the College as concerns have been raised within the community regarding the dropping off of students near Kawana Way. The lights that mark the intersection of Woodlands Blvd and Kawana way are particularly busy at the beginning and end of the days and in the interest of student safety, we ask that families use the P-2 carpark and 3-12 drop-off spaces during these times. 

Take care, and God bless.

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

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

Paid work experience with Grandshake (Year 12)

Grandshake is looking for senior students with a passion for educating kids - direct tutoring experience is not necessary!  If you have an interest in learning about STEM, coding and robotics programs then they want you to apply.

What does this role involve?

•          Teaching basic principles of code through fun games and challenges in classes after school and during holidays.

•          Become part of a large national team of tutors and teach at schools near home or online (accessible for regional students).

•          Great work-study balance as classes are outside of school hours.


•          All instructors will require a paid blue card and COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

•          No prior coding experience is necessary. All training provided.

•          Competitive hourly rate with a flexible schedule.

Interested students can start by joining Grandshake, and enrolling in upskilling microprograms and virtual work experience journeys. You will then be able to apply for these paid tutoring roles with one of Grandshake's partners, Junior Engineers.  

Would you like to design the cover of this year’s QTAC Guide? (Year 12)

The QTAC Guide provides school leavers with information about their higher education options across Queensland. This year they are running a competition for Queensland Year 12 students to design the front cover of the QTAC Guide with their interpretation of the concept, "Choose the Future."

The winner will have their artwork published on the front cover of the QTAC Guide, with over 50,000 copies distributed to their fellow students throughout Queensland. The winner will also receive a Google Nest Mini.

Entries close Friday 17th February 2023. Full competition details are available on the home page of the QTAC website.

Queensland Theatre Student Pathways (Years 10-12)

Are you a high school student in Years 10-12 wondering what careers there are in the theatre industry?

Queensland Theatre employs over 50 staff members in various roles across workshop, wardrobe, production, programming, education, finance, marketing, operations, front of house, ticketing and philanthropy! Through our Student Pathways Program, you'll get a chance to meet them all, experience the work we do first-hand, and get your hands dirty building your own season with the help of our team.

Applications for our 2023 Student Pathways program are now open!

Learn more here.

Queensland Theatre North Qld Residency Week (Years 9-12)

Applications are now open for Theatre Residency Week North Queensland!

Presented by Queensland Theatre, Theatre iNQ and Kirwan State High School, TRWNQ is an intensive theatre camp for students in Years 9–12. It is the longest-running theatre program of its kind in Australia and over the past five decades, young actors from all over the country have attended the camp and participated in workshops, masterclasses and other performance activities.

Learn more here.

Queensland Theatre Circa Academy (all ages)

Are you inspired by our Senior Musical Production Pippin this year? Your journey into the world of circus starts here.

Circa Academy offers exceptional training programs with one of the world’s leading circus companies.

Spanning from early childhood play to pre-professional development, Circa’s programs build physical and creative skills in a safe, non-competitive environment with some of Australia’s best trainers. Weekly classes are in Brisbane: there are some classes available on Saturdays.

Find out more and register now!

Learn more here.

AYAC | Youth Advisory Group Info Session (Years 6-12)

We’re inviting you to join an information session on 30th January all about the newly announced Australian Government Youth Advisory Groups.

The Australian Government Youth Advisory Groups present new opportunities for you to work with federal departments and agencies to take action on the issues that matter to you. The five advisory groups are:

•          First Nations

•          Mental Health and Wellbeing

•          Promotion of STEM

•          Climate Change and Conference of the Parties (COP)

•          Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2021-31

This event is open to everyone, but we encourage you to become a member of AYAC. It’s free to join at

Find out more here.

Endeavour College of Natural Health | Virtual Open Day

Attending a Virtual Open Day is a great way to find out more about studying at Endeavour with the opportunity to Q&A your study and enrolment questions with our admissions team and academics. Whether you’re at home, in an office, or even overseas, you can join our Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 1st February from wherever you are.

Find out more here.

Queensland Police | Recruiting Seminar – Brisbane

Monday 6th February 2023

Police officers aren’t born, they’re made. And every little thing you’ve been through made you. You’re already ready.

The Queensland Police Service is recruiting real-life experience, to make a real difference.

Not sure if you:

•          Meet the requirements?

•          Are you the right person for the job?

•          Get paid as a police recruit?

•          How did 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.

Find out more here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

Online Safety for Children

Online technologies and environments bring many positive benefits for identity, education, social connection, creativity and communication.

But there is potential for harm. There are growing concerns about the amount of time children spend online, the type of material they can access, the personal information and images they may share with people (particularly those they don’t know well), and the risks of being harmed by people they come into contact with online (or of harming others themselves).

Being aware of potential sources of harm and knowing some strategies to use with children are important ways parents can help their children stay safe online. Click on the link below for more information.

Online safety for children | APS (

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Swimming Support

Thank you to Mrs Allyson Sarvari and Mrs Teena Thompson for supporting PLC staff at the Junior Swimming Carnival this week with refreshments. It was very much appreciated.

Volunteering at PLC

Friends of Pacific play a vital role in strengthening community. As a member, parents have a unique opportunity to grow our College culture and build connections with students and families. 

A child’s transition into adulthood is strengthened with positive adult role models who join the community together. Throughout the year, Friends of Pacific support a variety of events and College initiatives including the annual PLC Open Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls, sport carnivals, trivia nights, golf days, OCEANfest and much more.

Hosting events is only possible thanks to the efforts of those in our College community who give so generously of their time.  If you are interested in volunteering with the College, induction sessions are run once a term and are marked on the College calendar. This term’s induction sessions will be held on Wednesday 8th February (via Zoom) and Thursday 9th February (on Campus). Please click on the link to register your interest in attending this course.

Register here to attend Volunteer Induction Session.

2023 AGM

You are invited to the Friends of Pacific AGM and first general meeting for 2023 on Tuesday 21st February at 6.30pm in the College library.

Nominations for the following Office Bearers are being called:

•          Chairperson

•          Vice-Chairperson

•          Secretary

•          Treasurer

•          Foundation Executive (Prep-Yr 2)

•          Junior Executive (Yr 3-5)

•          Middle Executive (Yr 6-9)

•          Senior Executive (Yr 10-12)

If you would like to nominate for a position and/or attend the upcoming meeting, please RSVP by Friday 3rd February via email (

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

‘We’ve Got Magic To Do’ - Senior Production ‘PIPPIN’ begins rehearsals!

Our talented cast has excitedly launched into the first rehearsals for ‘PIPPIN’. If you are not familiar with this musical – it was written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell) and originally choreographed on Broadway by the famous Bob Fosse (Chicago, Cabaret).

It won Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance by a Featured Role and Best Direction of a Musical in the 2013 Tony Awards.

‘PIPPIN’ is a colourful, playful, funny, moving, circus-inspired, family musical that will delight all audiences! We know you won’t want to miss this one!

Stay tuned for updates on the PLC journey to the staging of this amazing show. You’ll experience tumbling acrobats, an incredible set and costumes, magic tricks, romance, beautiful music, lots of laughs and a puppy!

‘Join Us!’

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director of Senior Production  

Uniform Shop

The Uniform shop is open during the following hours, for your needs.

Monday            8.00am – 10.30am

Tuesday           8.00am – 10.30am and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday      8.00am – 10.30am

Thursday         8.00am – 10.30am

Uniforms can also be ordered via Flexischools (  Orders for Junior College students will be delivered to the P-6 classrooms and orders for Middle and Senior College students will be delivered to the Wellbeing Centre for collection. 

For all uniform requirements, please see the following link

J011320 PLC Uniform Guidelines Booklet_DIGITAL[27].pdf (

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Convenor 

Library News

What’s Happening in the Library?

Voices on the Coast Literature Festival

Voices on the Coast is for students in Years 4-12 who love books and creative writing. Held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, students listen to presentations from authors, illustrators, poets and performers. They can also purchase books and have them signed. Years 7-12 students will be attending on Thursday 23rd February, with Years 4-6 attending the following day. Numbers are limited to 28 students per day.

To apply, parents need to complete the permission form in the Parent Lounge and students need to collect a form from the library to nominate which authors they wish to see. Nominations need to be in by the 10th of February.

For more information, contact Ms Keen (

Parent Information Evenings and Library Information

It was lovely to speak to so many parents at the P-5 Information Evening about the resources that the library offers for your children. For those who were unable to attend, or who attended the Middle and Senior College Parent Information Evenings, you can visit the Library Parent Information page on Nav. This outlines the various ways the library supports your child’s learning, as well as the lunchtime and extra-curricular activities offered by the library.

Book Club

Book Club order forms went out to students in Years P-6 this week. Order forms come out twice a term and orders must be placed online. Please have your orders in by Monday 6th February.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Years 7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

We have hit the ground running with our competitive sport with several teams beginning their fixtures next week. Please see further information below regarding our different sport options:

SCISSA Soccer and Volleyball

Letters were emailed to parents on Wednesday regarding students who have expressed interest in competing in either Yr 7-10 SCISSA soccer or Yr 11-12 SCISSA volleyball. It is important that parents read the information in the letter and then provide consent through Parent Lounge. This Friday we will finalise the teams and confirm how many teams we will have. It is important that once a student has committed to a team they do not withdraw part-way through the season.

Game schedules for next Wednesday will be released to students and parents once the draw is completed over the weekend. Due to the tight turnaround between determining teams and fixtures start dates, we may not be able to have all teams in their playing shirts before the first round commences. We will advise students of this and will ask teams to play in their PLC sport shirt if need be. If you have any questions at any stage, please contact me   

Monday Night Netball

There has been an overwhelming response to netball signups for 2023 which may see 9 teams in the competition this year. Coaches will be in touch with students over the next few weeks with details regarding training and fixtures. Game schedules for teams will be available on the PLC NAV calendar once the draw is released. Year 7 and 8 trials will be held on the 7th of February after school with our teams being confirmed by the 10th of February. After teams have been confirmed, students will be advised when to go to the Sport Office in their teams to collect the netball uniforms.

If parents have any questions about the PLC netball program, please contact netball coordinator Michelle Dufty


There are currently 2 opportunities for keen rugby union students to sign up for this term. The Armidale Rugby Tour and the Fraser Coast Rugby 7s Tournament. Please see some details regarding these opportunities below:

  • Fraser Coast 7s Date: 24/03/23 (Week 9) Location: Fraser Coast Anglican College Age Groups: U13, U15, U18’s Boys; U15, U18’s Girls
  • Armidale Rugby Tournament Date: 21st-23rd April Location: The Armidale School, Armidale Age Groups: U12 Boys, U14 and U16's Girls 7s.

Students were emailed the above information on the weekend along with a notice on NAV. Students are required to sign up via the link sent in the email, or if there are any issues with the link, email Mr Cummins.

If you have questions about either tournament, please email Mr Josh Cummins  

Weekly Friday Sport

The Sport Department thanks students and parents for their patience with the rollout of new communication and organisation platforms for sport last week. We managed to get over 600 students organised into a sport on the first Friday and while there were some challenges, it was great to see students out there in the first week engaged in sporting activities. The sport memo for students will be emailed out every Friday morning and put into NAV Notices.

A quick reminder that we will be locking Friday Sport rolls from Week 4 and no more changes can be made. If students are intending to change, they need to see me or Mrs Muir to determine if there is room in their desired allocation.

Students must be attending Friday Sport with their hats and are strongly encouraged to bring their water bottles.

Term 2 Competitive Sport and Friday Sport Sign Ups will be towards the end of this term. We will advise students the week before the portals open.

Swimming Carnival

Inter-House Swimming Carnival

House Groups Meeting Locations for Tuesday 7th February (8.25am)

Wira: Grassed area closest to Front Entrance

Mumba: Junior Soccer Oval next to Gym

Buran: Grassed area near bike racks/back of outdoor courts

Bula: Gymnasium

District Carnival

The fastest 4 freestyle students and the fastest 2 students in backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly will be selected in the PLC Swim Team to represent the College on Monday 20th February at a twilight carnival held at Sunshine Coast Grammar pool.  Notification will be sent home via TASS for students who are selected. Students who are in the 12 years age division will have their times integrated with the Junior carnival results and selections will be made from this listing. The 9-12yrs Independent District Carnival will take place during school hours on Tuesday 21st February.

Student Acknowledgements

Each week we aim to celebrate outstanding student achievement in their sporting pursuits, both inside and outside school sport.

We congratulate the following students on their excellent efforts in their recent sporting achievements

  • Hayden Woodward has been selected by Juventus International Soccer Youth Academy to participate in an international youth competition (as part of an Australian team) in Italy. We wish Hayden all the best in his competition.
  • Holly Targato has been selected to represent Queensland in javelin at the Australian Junior Athletics championships. We wish her all the best when she travels to Melbourne to compete at Nationals in April.
  • Jye Flynn will be competing in 5 Australian Karting Championship rounds this year. We wish him all the best for his first round in March held in South Australia.

Representative Sport (District/Regional Sport Trials)

PLC students are encouraged to register their interest in district and regional sport trials throughout the year. Please see table below which indicates the cut off dates to register student interest. Students and parents need to contact Mrs Lisa Muir ( if interested in attending any of the trials in the table below. Please note these are high-level representative trial opportunities and students should have considerable experience in sports before considering participation in trials.

District and Regional Trials PLC EOI Closing Dates

Pacific Athlete Development Program

This year will see the implementation of the Pacific Athlete Development Program, an exciting initiative for talent-identified Year 8 students. The program is an extension opportunity aimed at enhancing individual performance within the sporting context.

As part of the program, students will undertake a spectrum of fitness and performance tests to compile a personalized physical profile. Applying Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology concepts, students will identify areas for improvement and then create and undertake training programs with the aim of achieving their goals. Through this process, students will also investigate Anatomy, Biomechanics, Nutrition and Injury Prevention.

Identified students will receive invitations in Week 3 after Year 8 Camp. If you have any questions, then please see Mr. Burdon in S-Block.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport


The 3-6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival was held on Tuesday this week. It was a very warm day out at the pool with students enjoying the chance to get into the water throughout the day. It was great to see our new Year 6 leaders, leading their Houses during the day in House war cries with high levels of spirit on display during the carnival.

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

Congratulations to Lily Costa who also broke two records on that day in the 10 years girls age group.

10 Girls Freestyle – 34.45

10 Girls Butterfly – 40.70

Lastly, congratulations to Buran house who was awarded the House Spirit trophy at the end of the carnival and Wira house who were crowned the 2023 Swimming Carnival champions.

Run Club

Running has had a strong following at PLC over the past few years in our PLC Run Club.  Run Club is open for all students across Years 3-12 and caters to all ability levels – from beginners to advanced.  There is an emphasis on participation, enjoyment and improving a child’s personal level of fitness. In Term 2, the focus changes to more endurance running with longer distances being covered.

There are three main goals for Run Club this year:

1.        Preparation for the school and district cross-country carnivals (April/May).

2.        Culminating run at Park Run at the end of Term 2.

3.        Sunshine Coast Marathon Running Festival (August).

Students had the opportunity to sign up earlier this week. However, if your child missed the signup and would like to be part of Run Club this year, please email to register their interest.

Run Club commences next Tuesday morning.

Armidale Rugby Carnival

Early in Term 2, PLC will be attending the Armidale Rugby Carnival on Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April. The tour is open to boys in Years 5, 6 and 7 who are turning either 11 or 12 in 2023.

If you would like your son to be part of this tour, please email to register your interest. Training will start on Monday 6th February.

District Sport Trials

There are a number of Independent District sporting trials coming up during Term 1. Below is the list of sports and the cut-off dates. If your child has a suitable level of skill and experience in one of these sports and would like to trial, please email to register their interest.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport P-6

Club Sport

Club Sport

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

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

PLC Netball Club

Registrations are now open for the 2023 season of netball with PLC Netball.  Registrations are open for NET, SET, GO competition, U11 and U12 age groups, and open divisions. 

Come and see us at our booth on Saturday 11th February at CDNA stadium in North St, Caloundra or register online with Netball Connect.

NetballConnect - Competition Management System (

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Prep-Year 11 (U6-U15) Registrations for the 2023 Saturday Soccer Season are now open. Information and sign on via:

New All Abilities Program and All Girls U8 Comp

·       Weekly team training at PLC after school

·       U6-U10 Saturday Rooball Fixtures

·       U11+ Saturday Competitive Fixtures

·       K3 Coaching Clinics

·       Social opportunities for parents

·       Growth mindset sessions

U6-U8 Come & Try Session

Thank you to Martin from K3 for running the U6-U8 Come & Try Session last Saturday morning. Even though the humidity made it more like swimming training, they made the best of it by moving under the cover of the Year 3 building.

New Canteen Co-ordinators

We warmly welcome our new Canteen coordinators for 2023, Mrs Carice Tadgell and Mrs Lucie Bradley. Carice and Lucie have been with Pacific FC for many years and have graciously stepped into the role, ensuring the club's heart continues to beat. This also allows Mrs Jenny Lee to pass on the tongs and retire.

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


6         Year 9 Rite Journey Departure (5.00pm)

7         Year 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival

7         Year 10 Information Evening (6.00pm)

8         Volunteer Induction (via zoom 9.00am)

9         Volunteer Induction (on campus 9.00am)

10       Music Camp departs (3.30pm)