Compass No 672 - February 2023

From the Principal

Growing Integrity Graciously

Providing space to learn and grow through honest reflection enables us to graciously grow in our integrity. Living with integrity sees us striving to live so that there is consistency between our deeply held values and our thinking and actions.  When we reflect honestly and with humility, all of us recognise times when we haven’t lived according to our values. There are those times when we have failed to speak up for someone or something, did not listen well, spoke about or to someone in an unkind way, judged others or did not provide for someone’s need as well as we could. Throughout our lives, our understanding of ourselves, other people and the values we hold can continue to grow and deepen.

The good news is that we do not need to do this on our own. God comes to us, wanting to be in good relationship, providing His word through the Bible as a guide for reflection, resetting and growth. God encourages us to come to Him in prayer and seek forgiveness for where we have fallen short of what we could and should be. Forgiven and strengthened by God’s unconditional love and grace, we are free to live, filled with good purpose, hope and graciousness.  We can start afresh each day with the desire to live in good relationship with each other and with God, using our gifts for the good of people and the planet. In response to God’s graciousness, we can be gracious in how we see and relate to people around us.

Principal's Log

Schools are places of great growth. We are delighted that we have formed a partnership with the University of New England to develop a High-Ability Learners Toolkit. We will be working with Dr Genevieve Thraves who has recently worked with the Victorian Department of Education to build their toolkit for high-ability learners.  Through this joint action research project, a team of P-12 teachers will build on the College’s pedagogical approach to provide enhanced opportunities for our highly able learners.  We thank our Director of Learning Ms Sue Arahill, Head of Learning Middle College Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning K-5, Mrs Sue Zweck and Head of Learning Enrichment, Mrs Chantal McAllister for their leadership of this project which will bring benefits to students within and beyond the College.

Growth is amplified when people act together for a common purpose. This week, Year 9 parents joined with staff to connect with their children and send them on their Rite Journey. As part of “The Departure” ceremony, parents and students shared reflections and insights with each other about their journey to date as parents and children. The Rite Journey provides an important opportunity for Year 9 students to reflect and grow in their understandings of themselves and in their relationships with family, peers and community as they move towards young adulthood. Through reflection, activity and rituals young people are encouraged to grow in their confidence and capacity to live with gracious good purpose. We wish our Year 9 students, teachers Mrs Emma Lendrum, Mrs Holly Gricks, Mr Duncan McNee, Mr Brett Kersnovske and Mr Mark Hauser and parents all the best as they engage in this important journey of growth together.

At the Year 10 Information evening parents and students gained greater insight into the opportunities and programs available at the College to grow young people’s agency to enhance their learning and growth as they move into Senior College and beyond. Presentations included improved communication processes through NAV and leadership and personal development through peer mentoring and engagement in co-curricular and service activities. Development of study habits and processes to enhance academic growth and resources and processes to enhance future pathways were also shared. We thank our students and parents for their attendance and the Head of Learning, Senior College Mrs Anne-Marie Gerlach, Head of Students, Senior College Mrs Leigh Finter, Head of Career Development, Mrs Wanda Hayes and past students Aime Hague and Makani Campbell for their presentations. We thank Mr Steve Rattey who has provided IT support for each of our information evenings over this past fortnight.

Last Friday we welcomed our Year 8 students back from their 5-day outdoor education experience. The experience provided the opportunity for young people to grow in their social and emotional understandings and skills, in their confidence, and in their relationships with each other, nature and God. Learning to face new experiences and overcome challenges supported the growth of resilience, a greater preparedness to give things a go and to learn through mistake-making and problem-solving.  Connection with nature provided opportunity for wellbeing to be enhanced. Our outdoor education experiences capably led by Mr Paul Brace provide unique opportunities for growth.  We thank Mr Paul Brace, and Ms Georgie Snelling, Mr Nick Masson, Ms Megan Bancks, Mr Rob Belchamber, Mrs Leah Croke Ms Rebekah Horsey, Ms Tiffany Harman, Ms Brooklyn Graves, Mr Sam Irwin, Mr Liam Jacka, Mr Mark Hauser, Ms Taylor Edwards, MrJosh Danzey, and Mrs Sharon Middleton for their leadership of the Year 8 students throughout the experience.

Strong spirit and high levels of participation were evident at this week’s 7-12 Inter-house Swimming Carnival. It was good to see enthusiastic support being given to strong swimmers and those being prepared to swim for their houses. Well done to all students for their participation, spirited support and good sportsmanship. We congratulate all swimmers for giving their best, our Age Champions and Buran House for winning the carnival and Mumba for winning the Spirit award.  We thank our staff and parents for their support of the carnival and Mr Cameron West-McInnes and Mrs Lisa Muir for their overall co-ordination and leadership.

We pray that God would provide for those around the world who are suffering through the effects of natural disasters, war, poverty and disease.  May God enable us to see and act to assist people in need.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the Director of Students

Middle College News

As students progress through their College years at Pacific, they are presented with a range of opportunities to challenge themselves, develop new skills, and build meaningful relationships with their peers and teachers. Over the past 7 days, we have seen multiple events already, that are particularly significant for students at the College in developing in these areas.

Year 8 Camp

The Year 8 Outdoor Education program is a five-day adventure that takes students out of their comfort zone and into the great outdoors of Somerset Dam. This camp offers students the chance to participate in activities such as canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and camping out in tents. The program provides students with an opportunity to work together and support each other, building teamwork and communication skills. Through these experiences, students develop a sense of camaraderie and friendship and have the chance to reflect on their experiences and learn from them. It was great to be able to get out to all the camp groups throughout the week and see each group enjoying the challenges and experiences that camp had to offer. A big thank you to all the staff who gave up their time to be on camp, but particularly to Mr Paul Brace for his leadership and oversight of the week-long experience. It was certainly something that the cohort will all remember for a long time.

Year 9 Rite Journey Program

The Rite Journey program is a unique opportunity for Year 9 students to take a journey of self-discovery and personal growth throughout the year. The aim of the program is to challenge students, helping them to develop as young adults in areas of resilience, self-confidence, and a sense of purpose. The program starts at the beginning of Year 9 and commenced on Monday evening with “The Departure” ceremony where parents and students come together to start their year-long journey into the program. Throughout the year, students and parents will reflect on core values and engage in valuable experiences as a class, cohort and family and it is through these experiences, students are given the chance to reflect on their values, beliefs, aspirations, and to consider their place in the world and what kind of person they want to become. The Rite Journey teachers are looking forward to working with their classes throughout the year and seeing the growth in each individual.

7-12 Swim Carnival

Earlier in the week, students came together in their house groups to participate in the 7-12 Swim Carnival. It was a great day of fun, with perfect weather conditions for a great day. Congratulations to Mumba house for winning the Spirit trophy, and to Buran for a dominant performance in the pool to win the overall shield. There were some fantastic individual performances and great house spirit throughout the day. A big thank you to the Heads of House for the organisation of their Houses and to Mr West-McInnes for his running of the carnival.

Middle College Information Evening

Finally, parents and students were also invited to attend the Middle College parent information evening at the start of last week. It was great to see the level of engagement from the parents across these year levels and there was a clear and consistent message of communication (via NAV, phone calls and handbook usage) and getting involved in the life of the College (for parents and students). We thank the Year 6-9 core class teachers for their presentations about what happens in the Middle College curriculum and hope that all Middle College families have a great year ahead.

Mr Mark Hauser, Director of Students

From the Head of Learning K-5

Nurturing a Love of Reading

For children today, reading books for pleasure has a lot of competition from many other pursuits, ones that seem to require less engagement for an instant excitement return.

Television doesn’t require them to visualise scenarios or use their imagination as much, and a video game has all the bells and whistles to be immediately absorbed. But books continue to form the cornerstone of childhood education and development, says Julie Wells, president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA), and there is a large body of research to back this up.

“Nothing can fire up a child’s vivid imagination more than reading a book, or having one read to them because it is their imagination that is creating the images from the words they’re reading,” she says.

“The academic and social benefits that come with enjoying reading have also been well documented. But for children, it is the absolute joy they can find in reading that is so important.”

Quantity or quality?

Educators, authors and government types have all enjoyed putting a figure on how many books children should be reading, or how many a parent should be reading with their younger child each day. In Australia, figures have been bandied around that parents should read five books a day to their little children, or at least for 10 minutes a day.

Well-known children’s author Mem Fox wrote in her book, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud To Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (Mariner Books), that children need to hear 1000 stories read aloud before they learn to read themselves.

“That sounds daunting. But when we do the sums, it isn’t as bad as we might think,” she writes. “Three stories a day will deliver us a thousand stories in one year alone, let alone in the four or five years prior to school.

“Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains. It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically, and to express themselves more easily and clearly.”

The benefits of reading have been shown over and over again in research. A German review of 146 international studies and 10,000 students found that children who read a lot end up higher on the social ladder.

An analysis of the research found that avid readers score higher not only on language and reading skills but also on success at school and intelligence.

Great ideas for parents

•          Set aside regular reading time to do it comfortably at home. “This is a great habit to get into,” Wells says. “Turn off the screens and encourage your kids to read – or  read to them. Kids will soon love the chance to escape into their favourite books.”

•          Join your local library and visit as regularly as possible. This way children and their parents can peruse and devour a vast number of books, without the financial demand, while also having the chance to sample different genres and authors.

•          Get an idea of the better books from school librarians and staff at the local children’s bookshop. Wells says these people are fonts of knowledge about what children are enjoying and thriving on.

•          Talk about books with your children. “Many children know what they like reading and at a young age know what authors they enjoy,” Wells says. “Otherwise, talk to them about their interests and find books that match.”

•          Model good reading habits. Wells says research has shown that children who come from homes where reading material is easily accessible and whose parents read often are more likely to read for pleasure. “Maybe you’re just reading a paper or your favourite magazine, but let your children see you read.”

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

From the Head of Learning Middle College

Pacific Lutheran College High Ability Learners Teacher Toolkit

Pacific Lutheran College teachers have a unique opportunity to work with University of New England academics to develop an online teacher toolkit to extend high-ability learners at the college.

The toolkit will be designed specifically for use at the College. and teacher experiences using the toolkit will form the basis of a research publication in an academic journal and at academic conferences. This action research project will run over three years.

Teachers have embraced the joint action research project as an exclusive initiative to provide stretch for academically able students in the classroom.  The project launched during the professional learning week at the start of the 2023 academic year. P-12 teaching staff spent a day collaborating with leading UNE academics Dr Genevieve Thraves and Sarah Oluk, who will be tailoring the toolkit to the needs of highly able students at PLC.

Dr Genevieve Thraves is a Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, and Inclusive Education at the University of New England. Genevieve has taught in Middle and High schools in the Northern Territory (NT) context, and before joining UNE, held the position of Teaching and Learning Officer (Gifted and Talented) with the NT Department of Education. Sarah Oluk is an academic in the Learning, Learners and Teaching team at UNE. She is a lecturer in Inclusive Education at the University of New England and has a particular interest in twice exceptionality and underachievement.

Dr Thrave’s team has recently expanded the Victorian Department of Education’s high-ability toolkit, and we recognise the action research project as an auspicious opportunity to work with distinguished leaders in the field.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Middle College

From the Head of Christian Studies

Rite Journey – Departure Ceremony

“When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind.”- Gail Carson Levine

On Monday afternoon our Year 9 students formally embarked on their yearlong program of Rite Journey with their teachers and parents. 

At the beginning of the Departure Ceremony, College Captains, Katie Graves and Ben McCormac shared some words of wisdom with the Year 9 students about the challenges they may face as they come to the end of their Middle College experience and the importance to make the most of the opportunities available in their final Senior years at Pacific.

Parents then met with teachers to learn about the elements of the Rite Journey course. The program allows students to explore the four focus questions:

•          Who am I really?

•          How do I get along with others?

•          Is there something more?

•          What is my purpose?

Throughout the year, Year 9 students are asked to face a number of challenges, culminating in the outdoor education experience in Term 4.

Finally, parents shared some time with their child reminiscing on the time that has passed and considering the time yet to come. 

We thank parents for being a part of this important first step in the program.  We wish students and their Rite Journey teachers Mrs Gricks, Ms Lendrum, Mr Kersnovske Mr Hauser, and Mr McNee, every blessing for a rich and rewarding year ahead.  

Ms Michelle McMillan, Acting Head of Christian Studies

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

University of Tasmania Marine Discovery Competition (Years 11 and 12)

The University of Tasmania is once again proud to present Year 11 and 12 students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a week as a marine biologist. This is our 2023 Marine Discovery Competition.

A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology is an introduction to our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree. Upon completing this course, students will receive credit units towards their future University of Tasmania degree.

This is a 5-day field trip based on the picturesque Maria Island, on the Tasmanian East Coast. Led by marine ecologist, Dr Scott Bennett, students will be doing fieldwork and experiencing the sights and sounds of climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris, and the associated economic and social impacts.

Applications are open and we encourage students who are interested in marine biology to apply for this experience.

To enter, the students are to complete an online application and submit their 300-word pitch on the topic: why I wish to study the marine biology of Maria Island.

Applications will close at Midnight (AEST) on Monday 20th February 2023.

There are 24 places available, 14 of which are scholarship places. Scholarships will cover flights, accommodation, catering, local transport costs, equipment hire, tuition costs and survey gear.

The course will run from Monday 17th April– Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Read our Terms and Conditions via our website, here.

Apply Now


Ride Attendant jobs at Aussie World (Year 12)

Aussie World is recruiting Ride Attendants for the school holidays. Students must be 17 years old to apply. All successful applicants will receive fully paid training in the role before commencement.

Click this link for details of the job and information about how to apply.


QSFT FILM IT! – Introduction to Video Production Workshop (Years 9-12)

From Saturday 11th February 2023

QSFT’s FILM IT! – Introduction to Video Production workshop offers an ideal introduction for those who desire a better understanding of the principles behind shooting video.

Trained by an industry professional, this four-hour workshop is designed for everyone and covers all basic areas of digital video production.

Workshop topics:

•          Exposure (Aperture & Shutter Speed)

•          Focus (Depth of Field)

•          White Balance

•          Framing and Composition

•          Basic Sound Recording

Find out more here.


Queensland Police Recruiting Seminar – Brisbane (Years 11 and 12)

11th 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 the right person for the job?

•          Get paid as a police recruit?

•          How you progress in the QPS?

•          What is expected during the recruiting process and the cost involved?

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

This information session is conducted by experienced, currently 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.


You can now book Careers Appointments online (Years 10-12)

Senior College students can now access the Careers Bookings Calendar and make their own appointments to meet with me. Appointments can be booked for any career-related reason: reviewing or making subject choices at school; planning post-school pathways; exploring tertiary study options; applying for part-time jobs; organising work experience… there’s lots of career stuff to talk about! Students can choose a short (15-minute) appointment for a quick check-in on a specific issue; or a long (45-minute) appointment for issues requiring more detailed exploration and discussion. As always, Parents are welcome to join careers meetings, and they can choose to do so in person here at school, or online via Zoom. You can access the booking calendar using this link.

Students: please be courteous, and check with your Teacher that it’s OK with them for you to miss all or part of a lesson before you make your booking.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids

As children get older, confidence can be as important as the skills themselves. To thrive, kids need to trust in their own capabilities while, at the same time, knowing that they can handle it if they aren’t successful at something. It’s by experiencing mastery and rebounding from failure that they develop healthy self-confidence. Click on the link below for more information

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor 

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Swimming Support
Thank you to Mrs Teena Thompson and Mrs Allyson Sarvari for once again supporting PLC staff at the 7-12 swimming carnival this week with refreshments and lunch.

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, sports 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.

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 via email (

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Jenny Lee, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

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 

Year 7 and Year 10 Immunisation Program

The School Immunisation Program offers a safe and effective opportunity to help keep Queensland students protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Queensland’s School Immunisation Program is a safe, effective and free way to protect your child and their peers from vaccine-preventable disease.

In Year 7, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough) is offered. In Year 10, vaccination against meningococcal ACWY is offered.

These diseases can cause serious harm to your child.

Year 7 and Year 10 students will receive a consent form and information pack for details on the vaccines offered and the diseases they prevent.

It's easy to be involved - simply complete, sign and return the consent form so your child can be vaccinated at the College by our qualified immunisation nurse.

If you've lost the consent form, you can reprint it here:

Consent forms will be posted home to Year 7 and 10 families this week.

The dates for the program are as follows:

Round 1 – Year 7 & 10 Wednesday 17th May 2023

Round 2 – Year 7 Tuesday 21st November 2023

Mrs Maree Hooper, School Nurse

Sport News

7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

Well done to all our teams who played in their first competitive SCISSA sport fixtures this week. Please note that fixtures for the rest of the SCISSA Volleyball and Soccer season will be entered into PLC NAV calendar by the end of the week and can be accessed by students and parents through student view on the calendar. Information regarding venues and bus departures and arrivals will be found in this fixture information.

SCISSA Junior and Intermediate Soccer

It was fantastic to have all our soccer teams competing in the first round, with the Intermediate Girls and Boys Team 1 travelling to Good Shepherd and the Intermediate Boys Team 2 and Junior Boys playing at home. While the Junior Boys team were a little low on numbers this week, they worked well as a group to pick up a confident 3-1 win over Nambour. The 9/10 Boys Team 2 battled hard in their fixture but were unable to overcome a spirited Immanuel Lutheran College side. In the away games, we unfortunately had shortened games due to some fairly significant traffic delays. This aside, our Intermediate Boys Team 1 engaged in a tight tussle with Good Shepherd to see out a draw and our Girls showed great tenacity and spirit, even in defeat. It was great to get the first game ticked off and we are looking forward to seeing how our teams progress across the season. A big thank you to Mr Danzey, Ms Horsey, Mr Jacka, Elijah Modlin, Ashton Muir and Tish Woods for their work with their teams this afternoon.

SCISSA Senior Volleyball

It has been an incredible response from our seniors for the SCISSA volleyball season with 6 teams representing PLC. There were some incredibly close games with a number of teams losing despite taking sets all the way to tiebreakers. The Senior Girls Team 2 and Senior Boys Team 2 pushed their oppositions considerably and were not far off turning narrow losses into wins. The Senior Boys Team 1 had a tough first set of games against very experienced sides and will be better for the experience. Special mention goes to the Senior Girls Team 1 who won both their matches against Glasshouse Christian College and St Andrew’s Anglican in the first round of A Division fixtures- a fantastic result. There were some students missing from teams this round and this is a timely reminder to students that when they have signed up and have committed to teams, it is important to be present at all games to make sure they are supporting their teammates and coaches. Thank you to Mr Brace, Mrs Eliot, Mr Rattey, Ms Snelling, Brooklyn Graves, Ella Hardstaff, Sarah Ashdown, Connor Dines and Nick Massion for their work with the PLC volleyball teams this week.

Interhouse Swimming Carnival

A big thank you to all students and staff who were a part of this year’s 7-12 Inter-House Swimming Carnival. We were blessed with fantastic conditions on Tuesday and the pool was the place to be in the warm weather. It was great seeing a mix of students of all abilities doing their best to represent themselves and their Houses in both competitive and non-competitive events. A special mention goes to our King of the Pool, Alex Monroe and Queen of the Pool, Emily Lengenberg, for their superb efforts in the 200m medley. Congratulations also to Harlen Smith for breaking the 12 Yr Boys 50m backstroke record.

This year the top honour for Champion House goes to Buran House. They swam strongly on the day and had lots of representation in all events.

Points table

Congratulations also to Mumba House who were the recipients of the Spirit Trophy after showing great support and loud encouragement for their House all day.

The final congratulations belong to this year’s age runners-up and age champions for each year level. These students generally competed in every event and certainly looked exhausted when collecting their awards at the end of the carnival.

Age Champions List


District Swimming Carnival

The results from the Interhouse Carnival will be used to determine the fastest 4 freestyle students, 3 fastest students in backstroke, breaststroke and 2 fastest swimmers in butterfly. These students 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 9-12 years Independent District Carnival will take place during school on Tuesday 21st February.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

Run Club

Run Club kicked off this week with a large turnout of eager runners from across a range of year levels. Students participated in a time trial in the first session with the aim to record a time which they will attempt to better at a later date this term.

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 last 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.

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.

Training started last week but we are still looking for any additional students who may like to attend.

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.

Student Achievement

Well done to Emily Groll and Bailee Kiernan who represented Caloundra District last weekend in the Queensland Oztag State Cup. The girls’ team finished Runner’s Up in the U11 division after going down to Miami from the Gold Coast in a tightly contested grand final. Congratulations girls.

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 for the 2023 netball season are open for players from 6 (turning 7 in 2023) to 18 and you don’t have to be a PLC student to join.

PLC has NetSetGo teams for players from the age of 6 (turning 7 in 2023). These teams play with modified rules and no scoring ... it's all about having fun!!

The Club sign-on day is Saturday 11th February, 9.00am – 12.00pm, at the Caloundra Sports Stadium, North Street, Golden Beach.  PLC Netball Club committee members will be there to help with registrations and answer questions. Or alternatively, please access the Netball Connect App to register. NetballConnect - Competition Management System (

Training is held on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, on the back courts at Pacific Lutheran College.

Team selection trials are scheduled for Saturday 18th February at the PLC College Gym, 8.00am -12.00pm. Specific time slots, based on age group, will be communicated soon. Game dresses will be distributed on the day. The teams will have 2-3 weeks of training before a 'round robin' game day on Saturday 11th March, with the 1st round of competition on 18th March.

PLC Netball club encourages and welcomes parent involvement with the teams, so if you are interested in being a team manager or coach, please reach out.

Please visit the PLC Netball club FB or Instagram pages for up-to-date information throughout the season.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Teams will be finalised in the coming week and it’s looking like we will have 13 or 14 teams. It takes considerable work behind the scenes to co-ordinate 150+ players, coaches and managers, as teams cannot be registered without SCCSA volunteers.

Please consider nominating yourself to volunteer and ensure your team is registered.

We work closely with the College on field availabilities for training days prior to team announcements.

Player Vacancies – 4 x U6, 2 x U11, 2 x U13 and 2x U15

Register via:

2023 - 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

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       Music Camp departure

20       13-19 Years District Swimming

21       9-12 Years District Swimming

21       Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

23       Year 6 GRIP Leadership

23       Voices on the Coast