Compass No 673 - February 2023

From the Principal

Walking With Compassion

When we are put under pressure or experience hurt our values of compassion and kindness can be tested. Our brains can quickly go into the flight or fight mode and we can find ourselves building walls rather than understanding. By pausing and seeking to understand the perspective of the other person or walking alongside we shift our energy to solution finding. Our focus shifts to the building of relationship and coming together to find a better way forward.

Within the Bible, God encourages us to respond to hurt with compassion and to bless those who hurt or insult us.  Rather than building walls, God invites us to pause and pray. He invites us to walk around the wall and look with compassion to develop understanding of a new way to see the situation. As we pause and pray, we can ask for forgiveness for the hurts we have caused and for insight into how we might move forward. The good news is that God forgives us readily and promises to be with us through all of life’s experiences. Empowered by His love for us, we can look beyond our fears and hurt and see the need in those we encounter and walk with compassion.

Principal’s Log

At the start of this week our Learning team presented the College’s approach to curriculum planning and leadership at the ISQ Curriculum Leaders Conference. The presentation included reference to linkages to global perspective through OECD research, the Four Pillars, and ongoing professional learning through engagement with the research of Harvard’s Project Zero team. This was then linked to processes for incorporating national perspectives through the Alice Springs Declaration and the Australian Curriculum. Strategies for implementing the new Australian Curriculum and the ongoing professional learning were also shared. ISQ has shared with the College that the evaluation of the conference showed that the presentation was highly valued by attendees. We thank our teachers for bringing this curriculum into life. We congratulate and thank our learning leaders, Director of Learning Ms Sue Arahill, Head of Learning, Senior College, Mrs Anne-Marie Gerlach, Head of Learning, Middle College, Mrs Jo Belchamber and Head of Learning K-5, Mrs Sue Zweck for their leadership of a rich contemporary approach to learning.

Our music students enjoyed the opportunity to connect and enhance their musicianship at their Music Camp held over the weekend. The camp provided opportunity for relationships to be strengthened and ensemble groups to welcome new members as they rehearsed together. Parents enjoyed the concert on Sunday afternoon.  There is much to look forward to with music this year, including our inaugural Music tour to New Zealand.  We thank Mrs Carlie Purkis, Mrs Helen Williams, Mr Paul Cusick, the music instrumental staff, students and parents for making this such a successful weekend.

Volunteers play such a critical role in providing the breadth of opportunities available at the College. Support of our parent-led Pacific FC Soccer and PLC Netball Clubs enable young people to experience the joy and benefits of competitive sport. These clubs provide opportunity for our parents to connect together as community. The Friends of Pacific also play a significant role in bringing community together and supporting events such as our Gala Days and this years OCEANFest. We thank those members of our community who have already completed the Volunteer Induction Training. While this adds an extra level of commitment for our volunteers it also helps us to work safely together as a community. We look forward to welcoming new and continuing members to our Friends of Pacific AGM next Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in the library.

We congratulate the following Year 6 students who have been appointed as Pacific Action Group Captains. We look forward to joining with their parents at the presentation of their badges next week on assembly.

Year 6 Pacific Action Group Captains

Sport:                                             John Fihelly and Macey McFadden

Academic:                                      Lucas von Plessen and Natasha Hodgett

Environment:                                 Sophia Biddle and Evie Schenck

Wellbeing:                                      Harry Pike and Maddison D’Arcy

Service / Spirituality:                      Bailee Kiernan and Autumn Meyerhoff

Technology:                                   Jean-Luc Vermaak and Jamie Turner

Cultural:                                         Zara Cammack and Lara Richards

Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will be completing NAPLAN online from Wednesday 15th March – Monday 20th March. Parents of these students are encouraged to read the article later in this newsletter by Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Middle College, to learn how they can assist their children to be ready for these tests.

May God grant us the wisdom and grace to be people who build and enhance relationships.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Chaplain

Labyrinth Reflection

This week I share with you through video the Year 12 Labyrinth reflection opportunity and highlights of this week’s thread ‘Integrity’, which was the focus in Chapels across Foundation, Junior, Middle and Senior College. 

At the end of last week, our Year 12 students spent time at the Labyrinth. Students were encouraged to think about their PLC journey so far as they walked into the Labyrinth – What was their earliest memory? Who are they grateful for through their journey? How have they grown? What are some key lessons they have learnt? Students were then asked to reflect on their journey on as they walked out of the Labyrinth – What kind of person do they want to be? What are their hopes and dreams? Is there anyone they want to thank?

It was a great morning of stillness and reflection. We hope this time helped the students be present in each moment as they embark on their Year 12 chapter.

I am 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 connect with me by email 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

From the Head of Senior College Students

Action Packed

Action Group Market Day

Pacific’s Senior College Executive team ( were in full swing this week, preparing and holding another successful 2023 Action Group Market Day, held during Tuesday’s lunch break. The Year 12 Action Group Captains across the areas of Academic, Cultural, Environmental, Student Wellbeing, Spirituality and Service, Sport, and Technology displayed their key focus areas and goals for 2023 and encouraged students across Years 6-12 to connect with existing ideas, extend thinking through their own contributions and importantly, express interest in signing up to attend future student-led, Action Group meetings. At these meetings, the Action Group Captains work in co-agency with a teacher to develop focus areas, ways to connect students, provide a sense of purpose, belonging, a little competition between House groups, serve the College and wider communities and grow leadership capacity as a collective and as individuals.


Congratulations Year 6 Action Captains

Also, this week, Year 6 Action Group Captains across the 7 key Action Areas were elected by their cohort to bridge ideas across the Junior, Middle and Senior College. The Year 12 Action Group Captains welcome Year 6 Action Group Captains as they commence joining and leading meetings. Congratulations to the Year 6 Action Group Captains.

Action Group Meetings

Students across Years 6-12 who are interested in supporting the growth of one or more of the College Action Areas, as well as grow their individual leadership capacity, are welcome to join the following meetings:

  • Spirituality and Service Action Group - EVERY Tuesday 10.25am - H2.4
  • Wellbeing Action Group - EVERY Wednesday 10.25am - L2.2
  • Academic Action Group - Wednesday EVEN Weeks - 1.00pm - A2.1
  • Environmental Action Group - Wednesday EVEN Weeks - 1.00pm - A2.3
  • Sports Action Group - Wednesday EVEN Weeks - 1.00pm - L2.9
  • Cultural Action Group - Wednesday EVEN Weeks - 1.00pm - H1.1
  • Technology Action Group - Wednesday EVEN Weeks - 1.00pm - L2.10

Ms Leigh Finter, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Learning Together

Every Monday morning, our Junior College assembles hear about what has been and is happening around our College. This connection time allows for holistic messaging that reflects the thread for the week as well as expanding on key teachings of our College ethos and “You Can Do It” lessons. Our alternating split assemblies in Foundation and Junior College cohorts, allow us to better tailor our messages to a more specific audience. New audio equipment under our Junior College buildings has supported our split assemblies effectively.

This year we have expanded the implementation of the Pacific Way across the Junior College. Our intentional focus including developing a sense of self, managing interactions with others and deepening connections with spirituality, service and the environment is now included in our Junior Diaries as an expanded message for the week. As a Junior College, we have expanded on what it means to be independent and reflective.

Our theme of Purpose, Engagement and Co-Agency sits seamlessly into our philosophy regarding the Pacific Way. The structure is gentle and hopeful. It aims to increase co-agency in our students, staff and the broader community by providing clear and precise signposts that we grow towards. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to what is valued and reword what our over-arching statements will mean to individual year levels. Student voice allows this document to evolve and provide the touchstones and certainty as we support our students now and into the future.

This term’s theme for “You Can Do It” surrounds relationships and connects seamlessly to our “Learning Together” Pillar. At our assembly last week, Mrs Atkinson shared what students wanted in a friendship and what kind of friend they would be together. Amongst the traits desired were honesty, trust and respect. After an initial discussion, Mrs Atkinson connected with students in the playground and when asked to elaborate on their understanding of a genuine friend, they identified true friendship as:

  • Not fair-weather, true friends are around for the good and bad times
  • Having the freedom to be yourself and not be nervous
  • Taking responsibility for their actions, and
  • True friends don’t sacrifice things about themselves to fit in.

These observations have come directly from our students and show the levels of self-reflection and awareness they possess in understanding the sometimes-complex world of maintaining relationships. All of us are human and err from time to time but what this does provide is that as individuals, we all have thoughtful awareness from which to navigate. 

We look forward to supporting our students when working with each other across all areas of the College and thank Mrs Atkinson for her leadership.

Parent connectors and volunteering

Thank you to the many parents and guardians who have completed their volunteer training during the past week. Your service to the College community is greatly appreciated and we look forward to sharing the opportunities with you during the year. 

Thank you to those within the community who have registered their interest as Parent Connectors. Your willingness to volunteer as a connector, will strengthen relationships across the College and support the Friends of Pacific in their work in the wider community. If you would like to volunteer, expressions of interest are still open via the online form.  

Food and celebrations 

An important part of a school community is celebrating milestones amongst our students. Traditionally, this may have involved students bringing food or treats onto the campus to help with the celebrations. Obviously, our landscape has changed due to COVID-19 and this is no longer possible. Safe and appropriate storage of food as well as keeping track of known allergens also play an important part in keeping our students safe and limiting the bringing of food items onto campus. 

However, through the tuck shop, the College has widened its availability of birthday packs by now offering frozen Quelch ice blocks for birthdays, priced at 0.70c per student and easily ordered through the FlexiSchools Service. Alternatively, cookie packs at $1.00 a student are also available through the cooler months. 

These can be accessed via the following link or by contacting Shea Moor at   

Take care and God bless,

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

From the Head of Learning Middle College

NAPLAN Online Term 1

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be participating in NAPLAN online Wednesday 15th March – Monday 20th March.

NAPLAN online assessment will take place during Term 1 this year.

NAPLAN Online questions will be tailored to student responses, ensuring a more accurate snapshot of student understanding. The questions become more or less difficult, adapting to student progress and providing more precise results.

Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Public Demonstration Site and explore the range of question formats available.

Students will participate in practice tests at school so they are familiar with the testing process. More information regarding necessary equipment will be provided prior to the tests.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Middle College and Mrs Sue Zweck, Head of Teaching and Learning K-5

From the Head of Mathematics

Maths News

Mathematics Assistance Lessons

Students in Middle and Senior College have the opportunity to attend additional Mathematics sessions. Many Math teachers are making themselves available to their students during arranged weekly sessions. Please check in with your class teacher for when these sessions will be held.

In addition to this, all students in the Middle and Senior College are welcome to attend the Monday Afternoon Mathematics assistance class from 3.15pm -  4.15pm in room L1.1. All students are welcome to attend and receive extra assistance with their classwork, assignment work or exam study.

Engaged Mathematics Students

It is great to see Pacific students engaging with their Mathematics learning. The engagement and competitiveness were at a high in Mrs Wescombe’s Year 11 Maths Methods class where correctly answering an algebraic question for your team allowed you to ‘pop’ another team’s balloon, with the aim to be to be the last team to have a balloon popped.

  Mr Michael Knight, Head of Mathematics

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

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.

Have your say on what’s included in the Career Planning program at PLC (Years 10-12)

Our Career Planning program is currently being updated, with new initiatives, a new careers hub, and new learning modules. You can have your say on what is proposed for the Career Planning program this year; or make suggestions for things you’d like to see, by completing this survey on Nav.

An Introduction to My Future (for parents and carers)

Wednesday 8th March 2023, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

My Future is an excellent career information platform with a range of useful tools to help young people explore their career options. PLC students will use My Future when they complete career planning activities in Personal Development classes or in their own time.

This webinar will be an introduction to the My Future career information service. The presenter will demonstrate how the platform can be a useful tool in career and transition planning, highlighting resources that are most relevant to your child/ren. This will include reference to My Future’s psychometric career interest test (My career profile), the occupation and course information, videos, pathway infographics, and resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum Work Studies sub-strands. This webinar aims to provide attendees with the confidence to support their child/ren with their career exploration. 

Register now:

University of Melbourne | Hansen Scholarship Information Evening (Year 12)

Tuesday 21st February 2023

Are you a young leader in the making? Do you want to broaden your academic horizons while exploring your unique passions?

Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program, the University’s most generous undergraduate scholarship, are open between February and March 2023. Valued at up to $108,000, the scholarship recognises Year 12 students from across Australia who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, resilience to adversity and a commitment to helping others within their community.

To help you learn more about the program, we’re inviting you to our upcoming online information session, in which we’ll cover:

  • The program’s eligibility and selection criteria
  • Timelines and the application process
  • Tips and advice on submitting a competitive application
  • Benefits of the program, including financial support, tailored personal development, industry connections and free accommodation at Little Hall residence.

You’ll also hear from a current Hansen Scholar who will share their experiences about the program and be available to answer your questions. Parents and careers practitioners are also welcome to attend. Find out more here.

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize (Years 1-12)

Combine your knowledge of science with a knack for filmmaking and create a video exploring the 2023 theme ‘Green’. This is a high-profile annual National competition led by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer. Students may enter individually or as a group. There are separate categories for Primary School and Secondary School students. Individuals or teams who are selected as finalists will win a trip to Sydney for the awards ceremony. Entries for the 2023 competition are open now and close Friday 14th of April.

John Bell Scholarship (Years 10, 11 and 12)

Are you interested in a career as a performer? Audition for the John Bell Scholarship.

A life-changing opportunity for budding performers, three students will spend one incredible week training with Bell Shakespeare at our HQ in Sydney.

Winners will undertake acting masterclasses with Bell Shakespeare artists, observe rehearsals, receive specialist training, see live theatre, and more. They will also have the opportunity to perform their winning monologue for Founding Artistic Director John Bell, Artistic Director Peter Evans, and Bell Shakespeare artists, receiving feedback and mentoring.

Applications are open now and close on 7th April, 2023

SCCE | Exchange Webinar (Years 11 and 12)

Tuesday 21st February 2023

Preparing for your exchange program is an important part of the process and is vital to continued program success. At these online meetings, an experienced high school exchange advisor will share an overview of high school exchange programs with the Southern Cross Cultural Exchange.

You’ll learn more about living with a host family and how studying overseas can help you develop confidence and independence… and gain a lifetime of memories. Find out more here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

A SPECIAL REPORT: Parenting Styles

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

In this Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Here is the link to your special report:

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

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

Music Camp

Last weekend, 60 Music students and staff went off on the Annual Pacific Music Camp, held at to Watson park in Dakabin. The camp kicked off after school on Friday where the students travelled down to Watson Park on the bus. Students spent Friday evening setting up spaces and embarked on their first rehearsal – a piece that involved every member of the camp! Saturday morning started early with the first Marching Band rehearsal of the year. There were several new students, so it was a lesson in trying to keep in step and play their instrument at the same time – no easy feat!

Saturday also saw rehearsals for the Senior Concert Band, Senior Strings, Jazz Ensemble, Senior Choir and Pacific Orchestra. Saturday culminated in a movie night in the dining hall where everyone enjoyed some downtime. Sunday morning, we were up bright and early again with another Marching Band rehearsal and then a full run-through of the concert. At 1.00pm the students welcomed their parents to Watson Park and performed a short concert, a wonderful music display of what had been worked on during the weekend. It was a resounding success and there were many relationships formed over the weekend. Thank you to all of the Music staff who came along to help and thank you to the parents for collecting students and the continuous support shown to Pacific Music.

The Annual Music Camp is an excellent way to begin the Pacific musical year. It brings our ensemble groups and students together to set clear goals and expectations for the year ahead. Camp was a lot of fun with much improvement already seen. We are looking forward to sharing our love of music throughout the year.

In other news…

All large ensembles have now begun for 2023 and the first rehearsal for the band travelling on the New Zealand Music Tour happened last week.

This week there are auditions for several PLC Rock Bands. There are 2 new ensembles for 2023, a flute choir and a percussion club which have both started with enthusiasm. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Helen Williams if you would like to become a member of any of the ensembles or should you have any questions (

A very big thank you to all of the PLC Music tutors who are collectively teaching around 400 instrumental lessons per week.

Looking forward to a wonderful musical year ahead!


Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music (P-12)

College Nurse

Year 7 and Year 10 Immunisation Program

In February 2023, the National Immunisation Program changed the recommended human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) schedule for Year 7 students from two doses to one dose. The change is based on advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

In Queensland, the HPV vaccine is primarily delivered through the free Queensland School Immunisation Program (SIP).

The Chief Health Officer, Queensland has advised that from the beginning of the 2023 school year, the SIP will provide the recommended one dose of HPV.

Year 7 and Year 10 vaccinations will proceed on May 17th, 2023. The Year 7 cohort will receive HPV and dTpa vaccinations. NO further vaccinations will be scheduled through the year.

Vaccination forms have been sent home to Students in Year 7 and Year 10. Completed forms need to be returned by Friday 17th March, 2023. If vaccination forms are not returned by Friday 17th March, your child will not be vaccinated at school.

Please visit the following link which provides further details on the HPV vaccination -

Mrs Maree Hooper, College Nurse

Library News

What's Happening in the Library?

New LibGuides added
Two new Science libguides were added this week to support current assignments.

The password is plc.
Year 8 Chemistry
Year 10 Physics

Book Club
Book Club order forms were issued to students in Prep to Year 6 this week. Orders need to be placed online by next Friday 24th February 2023.

St Valentine’s Day in the Library
This week, to celebrate St Valentine’s Day, students had the opportunity to create string-art hearts. Over 40 students participated across the Junior and Middle College, using wool to create woven patterns.


Ancient Egyptian Escape Room
This week, the 16th of February marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb. To celebrate the occasion, Mr Griffin created a display on all things Egypt in the library foyer and Mrs Smith ran an Egyptian-themed escape room in the library hubs. Teams of students had to solve riddles and work out clues to find a code which, if correct, would open a treasure chest.

Ms Narelle Keen, Head of Library

Sport News

Year 7 - 12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

Next week students will be able to sign up for a range of competitive and representative sporting options for Terms 2 – 4. Students are encouraged to look at all options and consider how they may be able to represent PLC in sport this year. Multiple sports may be played in a term, as long as there are no clashes with the days in which fixtures are played.

Options for Competitive Sport Sign Up are as follows:

Term 2: Year 7-10 SCISSA Volleyball (Wednesday after school), Year 11-12 SCISSA Soccer (Wednesday after school), Year 7-12 Boys 15 aside Rugby (Wednesday after school), Year 7-9 Trish Buckley Volleyball (Friday after school), Year 7-12 Kayaking (Friday Sport and Monday after school)

Term 3: Year 7-12 SCISSA Touch Football (Wednesday after school), Year 7-12 Girls 10 aside (Wednesday after school), Year 7-12 Water Polo (Monday after school), Year 7-12 Basketball (Friday after school) Year 7-12 Mountain Biking (1 Day Carnival)

Term 4: Year 7-12 SCISSA Tennis (Wednesday after school), Year 7-12 SCISSA Rugby 7’s (Wednesday after school)


With the PLC Kayaking Program starting in Term 2, we are looking for any interested parents with potential experience in watercraft who may be able to volunteer their time to the program. The program has greatly benefitted from the fantastic involvement of parents in previous years. If you are interested, please contact Mr Gary Graves (

SCISSA Junior and Intermediate Soccer

Well done to our SCISSA Soccer teams on another strong week. The Yr 7/8 Boys had a tough first half against a strong Immanuel side and a considerable head wind. They worked hard to try and get back in the game in the second half and should be proud of their efforts. The 9/10 Boys Team 1 were also competitive in their efforts but could not find a way to crack the defensive intent of their opponents, going down 3-0. The Intermediate Girls team recorded a good away win, 2-0, through the use of some great ball movement and teamwork. The win of the week goes to the 9/10 Boys Team 2 who ran away with their game 8-0. A strong effort by the boys and looking forward to seeing them back it up next week.

SCISSA Senior Volleyball

Once again, our Senior Volleyball teams travelled to different locations across the sunshine coast for their fixtures on Wednesday night. A big thank you to the players and coaches who are committing their time and energy to represent PLC in competitive sport. The Senior Boys Team 1 are still searching for their first win of the season and will need to continue their hard work to match the game intensity of their opponents. Congratulations to Senior Boys Team 2 for picking up their first win of the season. All the Senior Girls Teams had double headers, and it was fantastic to see all teams won at least one game of their fixtures, with very narrow losses in their other games. A fantastic effort by our teams. While the wins are a pleasant outcome, our focus is celebrating student commitment to representing PLC with their teams each week. Most of our Senior students are doing an amazing job and they are supporting their team mates admirably. It is an expectation that students who have signed up to competitive sport teams are committing to all games, and if not attending, they need to advise their coaches in advance. We look forward to celebrating more Volleyball success next week.

Student Acknowledgements

Well done to the students listed below for their selection in Independent District Teams

Well done to Carter Kiernan for his recent selection as a shadow for the Oztag Super Series in the Queensland Rebels (under 14’s) team.

Congratulations to Alexander Monroe who won the 17yrs 50m Breaststroke at the QLD Sprint Championships in Brisbane over the weekend.


Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

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

Congratulations to the following students who have been recently selected in Independent District teams.

  • Gemma Bryce                 10 – 12 Girls Touch Football
  • Emily Groll                       10 – 12 Girls Touch Football
  • Bailee Kiernan                 10 -12 Girls Basketball

Congratulations also to Bailee Kiernan and Emily Groll who have both been selected for the Under 11 Queensland Fury Oztag team to play in later this year.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport P-6

General Notices

Inclusive Nippers Program at Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club is introducing an inclusive nippers program for children and youth aged 5+ to increase beach safety awareness and confidence, regardless of disability or environmental obstacle.

Further details are below.

Interested participants can register via

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

New Sponsors

The PLC Netball Club is extremely pleased to welcome on board our two new sponsors for

2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons. Jetts Kawana & Jetts Caloundra and DSQ Land Surveyors. Our Club is most fortunate to have such wonderful support. We thank Matt Sanderson and Tony Pike and his partners for their incredible support.


We can’t wait to see the new dresses, players’ shirts and coaches’ shirts with the new logos when they arrive in a few weeks’ time.

The PLC Netball Club Committee for season 2023

President – Donna Townsend (

Vice President/Treasurer – Christian Gorham

Vice President – Deb Pike

Secretary – Peta King (

Registrar – Karen Costa (

Coaching Director – Michelle Dufty

Events Director – Sharynne Wilson

Please contact our committee with any suggestions for helping our club or if you have any concerns.

We also thank Gabby Gorham for taking on the vital role of Umpire Coaching and Dee Gorham for looking after our uniforms and equipment.

Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media – Facebook and Instagram.


This Saturday 18th February we hold our season beginning Meet & Greet / Trials / Uniform Collection sessions.

Please arrive promptly to the PLC gym at your allotted time to help ensure the day runs smoothly.

Where: PLC Hall / Gym

8.00am:  Set and Go players (born 2017 - 2013) to meet and collect uniforms.

9.00am:   U11 (born 2012) and U12 (born 2011) meet and collect uniforms. May also have some court play.

9.45am:   All Division players (players born 2010 and earlier) to warm up. Be ready to take the court promptly.

10.00am:   Trials and collection of uniforms for all Division players.


CDNA Season - Key Dates

Saturday 11th March - Grading Round Robin matches (teams usually play 3 or 4 shortened matches)

Saturday 18th March - ROUND ONE

Saturday 25th March - ROUND TWO

Easter School Holidays

Saturday 23rd April - ROUND THREE

Labour Day Long Weekend

Saturday 6th May - ROUND FOUR

Saturday 13th May - ROUND FIVE

Saturday 20th May - ROUND SIX

Saturday 27th May - ROUND SEVEN

Saturday 3rd June - ROUND EIGHT (This is the Caloundra Show Day Holiday weekend)

Saturday 10th June - ROUND NINE

Saturday 17th June - ROUND TEN

June/July School Holidays

Saturday 18th July - ROUND ELEVEN

Saturday 22nd July - ROUND TWELVE

Saturday 29th July - ROUND THIRTEEN

Saturday 5th August - ROUND FOURTEEN

Saturday 12th August - ROUND FIFTEEN

Saturday 19th August - ROUND SIXTEEN

Saturday 26th August – SEMI-FINALS DAY       **** Sunday 27th August – PLC Netball Club Presentation Day

Saturday 2nd September - PRELIMINARY FINALS

Saturday 9th September - GRAND FINAL DAY

We look forward to seeing our returning families and to welcoming those joining our club this year.
FacebookPLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

For all enquiries, please use the contact details below.

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



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