Compass No 682 - May 2023

From the Principal

Refining The Gem of Quality

Like a gem that emerges from a stone tumbled with sand, quality grows over time as we engage strongly and use our learnings to gradually reveal the gem that sits within. Quality has depth and colour that draws people in. The growth of quality in what we produce and, in our relationships, has a strong focus on learning. Quality grows where we engage fully and bring our best selves into the context. Quality grows as we learn through mistake-making, reflection, refining, and persisting.

God encourages us to grow and use our God-given talents to make a difference for people and to take care of the planet. God sees the hidden gem within each of us and forgives our rough edges where we fall short. He encourages us to see the gem in ourselves, others and in the opportunities we encounter. We are encouraged to use those times when we or others fall short to refine and grow, equipped by God’s love and forgiveness. 

Principal’s Log

We congratulate our Da Vinci Decathlon teams who have performed very well this week.  Our Year 5 and Year 7 teams were the winners of the Queensland Regional competition which also included schools from the Darling Downs. The prestigious competition sees highly able students pitting their skills against each other in the areas of engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and legacy. We congratulate all the students involved and thank our teachers Mr Andrew Block, Mrs Linda Sydes, and Ms Adelle Byerlee for their leadership and support of our students.  We wish our Year 5 and 7 teams all the best as they now go on to the State Competition at the end of May. We look forward to sharing results from our Years 8, 9 and 10 Da Vinci Decathlon team who are competing in their Regional competition today.

We were delighted to have the Hon. Andrew Wallace, Member for Fisher, the Hon. Jason Hunt Member for Caloundra, Executive Director of Lutheran Education Queensland, Mrs Tanya Crooks, Local Councillor Mr Peter Cox, our architects from Bickerton Masters, Principals from Sunshine Coast Schools, College Council Members, and representatives of the Friends of Pacific join with us to celebrate the Opening and Dedication of our new Year 3 and 4 learning spaces. It was a special moment for us as a community to have Dr Richard Hauser open the buildings and for Dr Mark Vainikka, Bishop Lutheran Church of Australia, QLD District to dedicate the spaces.  We expressed our appreciation to the State Government for their provision of $1.6m to the total project cost of approximately $4.7m with the College contributing just under $3.7m to the project. The new building includes 6 general learning spaces with large adjoining withdrawal spaces. The new spaces connect to our existing Year 5 space, and we have seen Year 3, 4 and 5 staff and students revel as they have enjoyed the opportunity to develop contemporary learning skills and ways of being and thinking as they have grown across the Four Pillars.

There was a purposeful air to the conversations as Middle College parents and students took advantage of the opportunity to engage in their parent-teacher-student conferences this week. We thank our parents, teachers and students for committing the time to engage in these conversations that support our Middle College students to refine their learning.

We look forward to Open Day on Sunday 7th May where we come together and invite others to join us to celebrate and explore the rich learning that occurs within our community.

Middle and Senior College families are reminded that we move to our formal winter uniform from Monday 8th May. Middle and Senior College students will also return to travelling to and from College in their formal uniform and getting changed into and out of their sports uniform for double PE lessons.

We pray that God would guide us to look for opportunities to refine and grow in our learnings and in our relationships.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

College Uniform

Returning to Winter Uniform

We are moving into our winter uniform on Monday 8th May. Senior students are required to travel to and from school in their blazers. Male Middle and Senior College students will need to wear ties and long pants for Senior students.

As we return to normal operations, Middle and Senior College students will return to travelling to and from College in their formal uniform and are required to get changed into and out of their sports uniform for double PE lessons. Expectations for changing into the PE uniform for practical lessons were detailed to all students at this week’s Middle and Senior College assembly.

As we approach the colder months, families are also reminded that formal jumpers should only be worn with formal uniforms; and sports jackets are to only be worn with the sports uniform.

From the Director of Students

Service In Action

Having been working at Pacific for almost 19 years, something that has always been at our core is the emphasis on service. Term Two affords a range of opportunities for all students to demonstrate service in genuine and authentic ways.

We have already had students involved in the ANZAC Day services and march last week, as well as the opening of the Year 3-5 building on Friday as students demonstrated service to the community with their attendance and involvement in these. There is also a range of ongoing opportunities like the production of the musical Pippin (which is only a few short weeks away from opening night). This Sunday is the College’s annual Open Day. It has been great to see the overwhelming response from students volunteering their time over the weekend to be a part of serving the College through involvement in various subject areas, performances and running tours for prospective families. 

There are many more opportunities for service that students can be involved with throughout the year, starting with the Red Shield Door Knock Appeal. At the Middle College assembly, we were given details about the ways in which all can be involved in supporting the community, and I would encourage all who are able, to help support our broader community. Students and families can do this with their time and donations throughout the month of May. I’m sure that once again, Pacific will be at the forefront of the Red Shield Appeal, demonstrating our care and service to our community.

Mr Mark Hauser, Director of Students

From the Head of Learning K-5

What is the Daily Five?

Daily 5 is a literacy framework that instils behaviours of independence, creates a classroom of highly engaged readers, writers, and learners, and provides teachers with time and structure to meet diverse student needs. Because it holds no curricular content, it can be used to meet any school, state, or national standards. Daily 5 classrooms at Pacific produce productive, highly engaged students who develop a true love of literacy.

During Daily 5, students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring.

The 5 parts of the framework:

1. Read to Self– This is essential to our literacy block. During this time students are each equipped with books, seated alone, and read independently on texts that are best suited to their learning needs. We spent a lot of time at the beginning of the year building the stamina needed to be successful.

2. Work on Writing – This is a highlight component for many students.  Students have been provided with a Writers Notebook where they can select to write texts based on their interest levels. We also use our Literacy book when we focus on writing genre and structure.

3. Word Work – As part of our school agreement, we use the Soundwaves Spelling Program for our word work component. Throughout the week students participate in a whole class sound introduction workshop and then work independently or in a small group on activities to support their learning.

4. Read to Someone – We complete this rotation twice a week. This has been particularly beneficial for developing fluency and comprehension skills. Students really look forward to these sessions.

5. Listen to Reading – Throughout the week students listen to a variety of texts sometimes read by the teacher, another student or on an electronic device. Recently we have incorporated a ‘shoulder buddy’ system within the classroom where we listen to each other read and answer questions based on a specific comprehension strategy.

Using this framework has been very beneficial in growing students’ literacy independence, across P-5.

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

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

Griffith Creative Arts Open Day 2023 (Years 10-12)

Sunday 21st May 2023

Designed for those thinking of a creative career, the Creative Arts Open Day is the best way to discover the variety of degree options from design, visual and creative arts, music and performing arts, film and animation, industrial design and architecture.

Find out more here.


UQ Career Pulse (Years 10-12)

Wednesday 31st May 2023

Explore the exciting career paths open to you at UQ’s free, career-focused event for high school students.

You’re invited to participate in our engaging and interactive career-focused sessions run by our academic staff.

You’ll have the chance to identify your strengths and interests and find out how to turn these into a fulfilling career. It’s also the perfect opportunity to see UQ’s beautiful St Lucia campus and check out our state-of-the-art facilities too.

Find out more here.


UQ InspireU Camps (Years 7-12)

The University of Queensland offers a range of free careers-focused camps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7-12. All camps will run during the June-July holidays, and applications for all camps are due by 26th May. There are three different camps: summary details of each camp are provided below. In each case, all costs during the camps (including accommodation costs where applicable) are covered by UQ. If you are interested in attending any of the camps, please contact Mrs Wanda Hayes for more details and the application forms.

  1. The InspireU Early Engagement Camp (7 July) provides an opportunity for Year 7, 8 & 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Southeast Queensland to participate in a one-day experience at the St Lucia campus at the University of Queensland.  This camp is perfect for students who are planning to attend university and would like the opportunity to explore what degree to study in the future and to build their knowledge about university.  

Students are given an opportunity to meet staff, facilitators and start to build relationships. The program is delivered in collaboration with the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students and UQ’s faculties.  Students will get to attend jam-packed, engaging sessions which will include a hands-on component and get to explore UQ.

  1. The InspireU Year 12 Camp (2-7 July) provides an opportunity for Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across the country to participate in a week-long camp. This camp is perfect for students who are planning to attend university and would like the opportunity to explore what degree to study and to build their knowledge about university. 

Students are given a holistic experience of university life which is delivered in collaboration with the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, UQ’s faculties and industry partners.  This camp will assist students in preparing for university and make the transition easier.

  1. The InspireU Health Science Camp (25-30 June) provides an opportunity for Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across the country to participate in a week-long camp. This camp is perfect for students who are planning to attend university and would like the opportunity to explore what degree to study and to build their knowledge about university.  The program exposes students to a wide range of career and study options available to them at UQ.

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


Level Up High School Student Health Careers Event (Years 10 and 11)

Level Up is a Virtual Event, run by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service for local school students. It consists of a series of online presentations by health professionals. The event runs from 9.00am to 12.00pm on Thursday 18th May, and the program is attached.  Please note this is not a highly interactive event: students will be watching and listening to presentations for most of the three hours but there will be some time for questions. Students must attend at their own school, so we will be offering places to interested students to watch the event together in a supervised room. If you would like to attend, please send your expression of interest to Mrs Wanda Hayes, outlining your reasons for your interest in the event. Please ensure you check your assessment commitments for that week before applying to attend. Expressions of interest will be received up to 10.00am on Monday 8th May. Places will be allocated after a review of all expressions of interest.


Are you interested in a career in fashion? (Years 10-12)

Fashcamp invites Years 10-12 students to explore their career potential in the exciting world of high fashion. During this three-day workshop running 27th – 29th June at UniSC Sunshine Coast, students will learn how to direct a photoshoot, fashion forecasting and fashion styling as they prepare for a runway experience guided by our innovative fashion educator and researcher. More info here.


ADF Gap Year Online Information Session (Year 12)

Wednesday 10th May 2023

Wondering what to do with your time after finishing school? Consider doing a Gap Year with the Australian Defence Force (ADF)!

Spend 12 months with the best of the best as you get paid to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, having unique life experiences and making lifelong friends along the way.

Come along to an upcoming info session where you can speak to military personnel about what an ADF Gap Year has to offer you.

Find out more here.


QSFT Career Pathway Information Session (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 13th May 2023

Are you looking to kick-start your career in the screen & media industry? Want to discover more about the industry and the opportunities?

Come along to the Queensland School of Film and Television’s (QSFT) next Career Pathway Information Session.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain knowledge about the Screen & Media industry and career pathway options. You will hear from industry professionals & QSFT trainers for the most up-to-date insights.

Find out more here.


2023 Aviation Expo (Years 9-12)

Saturday 3rd June 2023

The Aviation Australia Expo in Brisbane showcases the burgeoning aerospace industry, with a significant focus on aviation skills development, careers and employment opportunities.

The Aircraft Experience Zone will once again be a major attraction, featuring a range of iconic aircraft that visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience up close.

The Aviation Expo also features dozens of exhibitors from the aviation, defence and education industries who will inspire and educate visitors about how to launch into a career in aviation.

There are many activities for visitors to experience, including cabin crew evacuations, avionics demonstrations, insight into an operational hangar environment, roving entertainment and careers seminars.

Find out more here.


School-based Traineeship at Maroochy RSL (Years 10 and 11)

Maroochy RSL is recruiting a school-based trainee, who is interested in pursuing a career in Hospitality. School-based trainees take on a paid part-time job with the employer and complete a Certificate course while also studying at school. A school-based traineeship is a great way for students to gain practical experience and develop valuable skills that will help them in their future careers.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated PLC students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with Maroochy RSL’s team and learn about various aspects of the industry. They will receive on-the-job training, mentoring and support to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the industry.

If you are interested in applying for the job, please send your resumé highlighting relevant skills, experience or achievements to either Mr Ian Learoyd or Mrs Wanda Hayes.


Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

10 Tips on Helping Teen Boys Express Their Feelings

"Taking responsibility for our children’s emotional health is a great first step in helping our boys express themselves,” says psychotherapist Dana Kasper. "Emotions of sadness and frustration are innate within each of us, young and old. They tell us we are alive."

Here are tips on helping teen boys express their feelings — including the sad ones — in healthy ways, and a few reasons why sharing and being allowed to express those feelings is healthy and important.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Mother’s Day Stall

Our volunteers are excited to see the students make their special purchases next week. Huge thanks to Teena Thompson for her coordination of the Mother’s Day stall.

Volunteers for Open Day BBQ

We’re looking for registered and inducted volunteers who can assist with the BBQ at this weekend’s PLC Open Day on Sunday 7th May, particularly from 1.30pm for the afternoon, including pack up until 4.00pm. We will be there from 10.30am for set up so if you have some time to spare throughout the day, please get in touch. If you require more information or have any questions, please email Come along and have some fun!

Next FoP Meeting

We’d love to see you at our next meeting, on Tuesday 16th May at 6.30pm in the College Library. You can RSVP by emailing All agenda items should be submitted via email before 5th May. Come along, meet some new people and find out how you can help connect our community.

Click here to follow our Friends of Pacific Facebook page.

Mrs Carly Lovell, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

College News

OCEANfest 2023

Raffle – You Can Help Our Students

Pacific Lutheran College and Friends of Pacific are very excited and proud to host OCEANfest ‘One World’ 2023. Sponsors and donors enable us to raise funds and support our community and our student’s academic, sporting, cultural and social experiences. All sponsorship proceeds go towards projects that improve Pacific Lutheran College and benefit students. We appreciate the support received across the PLC and broader community.

The OCEANfest committee ask PLC families and local businesses to consider donating an item for our raffle. In previous years we have received donations of stand-up paddle boards, jewellery, scooters, gym memberships, beauty treatments, hampers, vouchers, dinner and entertainment experiences. If you are interested in supporting this wonderful event, please email Simone Shaw by email at for further details.

Get Involved - Volunteer Your Time

It is still not too late to join the OCEANfest Steering Committee to assist with the planning and organisation of OCEANfest in August. If you are interested in joining the OCEANfest Committee please contact Ms Samantha Barrass, Community Liaison and Communications Coordinator, or Mrs Carly Lovell, Friends of Pacific Chairperson

Cent Auction

The Cent Auction is a series of prizes that are placed on display. Bidders buy tickets and place as many as they wish in the sealed containers next to the prizes they wish to win. The more tickets entered, the higher the chance of winning. Towards the end of the event, a ticket is drawn from the box – like a raffle – to determine the winner.

Foundation and Junior Classes have been assigned the Cent Auction theme. You may have already received an email with your theme from your class teacher. If not, please find the list of cent auction themes here.

We ask that items are donated prior to Friday 14th July, (Week 1, Term 3).

There will be a prize for the class that best matches their allocated theme with a creative display. The winning class will be announced before the festival and the class will receive a Pizza Party!

Competition Time – Win 2 Ride Passes

For your chance to WIN 2 x Ride passes to this year’s OCEANfest, like and follow the PLC OCEANfest 2023 Facebook page. The winner will be announced on the last day of term, Wednesday 21st June. This competition is open to PLC families only.

Rides at this year’s OCEANfest - Round Up, Sizzler, Dodgems, Highflyer, Mini Skater, Cup and Saucer, Jumbo and Cars Castle.

Entry is free! Unlimited ride passes will be available to pre-order through Flexischools soon or purchased on the night.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Enter the competition by following and liking the PLC OCEANfest 2023 Facebook page. You will also be kept updated through this portal.

Ms Samantha Barrass, Community Liaison and Communications Coordinator & Mrs Carly Lovell, Friends of Pacific Chairperson


PIPPIN Lucky Ticket Winners!

Congratulations to Amedy and Katie who are the recipients of two free tickets to PIPPIN!

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director

Year 11 2024 Information Evening

Year 10 students and parents are invited to attend a presentation on Tuesday 13th June that unpacks the Queensland Certificate of Education and provides information about Senior College academic pathways.  Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATARs) and alternate study patterns and pathways will also be discussed.

This evening will be an important precursor to the 2024 Subject Selection Expo on Tuesday 11th July.

Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to gain insights into the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre’s processes and the multiple ways that students may approach their senior course of study.

The evening will begin at 6.00pm in the Pacific Lutheran College gymnasium and conclude at approximately 7.15pm.

Ms Anne-Marie Gerlach, Head of Learning Senior College

The Big Ideas Challenge

Dear parents and students in Years 8 and 9,

We are excited to bring your attention to an opportunity that could spark your child's creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills! The Big Ideas Challenge, run by QUT and Future Anything, is a one-day event that challenges students to develop innovative solutions using Sports Tech to address key community challenges.  This will run on 17th July 2023.

This fast-paced and hands-on event will allow students to learn from some of Australia's most inspiring changemakers, while also explicitly developing their enterprising thinking and human-centered design skills. The day will culminate in teams of students pitching their solutions to a panel of judges in a 'Shark Tank'-style pitch experience.

The event is open to all students in Years 8 and 9, particularly those studying Enterprise, Business Economics and STEM. We encourage you to register your interest via this link

Participation in the Big Ideas Challenge is an excellent opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world context, as well as build networks with like-minded students and industry professionals.

We hope you will consider registering your child's interest in this exciting opportunity, and we look forward to seeing the innovative solutions that emerge from the day!

Mr Wes Warner, Head of Department – Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Business

School Photos

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

1.        Please wear your full College uniform.

2.        Please place your order online before the day of photography.

Go to and enter this code: B7H 8V9 RRH

3.        Payment can be made using Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or Latitude Pay.

4.        If you are unable to order online, please hand your completed order envelope directly to the photographers on the day of photography.

For more information on how to order, click this link.

Ms Carolyn Sainty, Administrative Executive Secretary 

College Uniform

Winter trimester begins on Monday 8th May and it is time to stock up on your Winter Uniform needs.

If you wish to wear a jumper with your Formal Uniform, then you will require the school Formal Knitted Jumper.  Sports Jackets are only worn with the sports uniform for all students in Prep to Year 12.  The Prep Fleecy Jumper is only to be worn in Prep.

When the Winter Trimester begins, all students in Years 10-12 are required to wear their Senior Blazers.  Senior Boys are required to wear trousers and their tie.  Socks to be worn with trousers are available to purchase in the Uniform Shop.

Ties will also be required to be worn in the Winter Trimester by all Middle College boys as part of the full Winter Uniform.

There are optional trousers available for students from Years 1-12 as part of the Girl’s Winter uniform.  These are worn with the Girls Blouse and trouser socks.

For a full visual guide of uniform requirements, please see the Uniform Guide link here.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Convenor

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

Senior Soccer

There were some commendable results in our Senior Soccer fixtures with the Senior Girls Team 2 taking out a good home win against St Andrews. The Senior Boys travelled to Suncoast where they competed well in a tight match which ended in a 2-2 draw. Senior players are reminded to make sure they check in with coaches if they are not able to make games to ensure that there are always enough players to compete in Wednesday afternoon fixtures.

Junior and Intermediate Volleyball

It was a strong week for our volleyball teams with wins across the board. Congratulations to our Intermediate Girls Team 2 and Junior Girls who fought hard in their 2-1 victories at home yesterday afternoon. It was great to see both teams dig deep, maintain their composure and clinch the final tie-breaking set. The Junior Girls in particular showed improvement in their confidence and skills as the game progressed. Well done to our Junior Boys who challenged Matthew Flinders at home and walked away with a 2-0 victory. Our Intermediate Girls Team 1 and Intermediate Boys team had the week off and we look forward to seeing them on the court again next round.

District Cross Country

We wish our PLC Cross Country team all the best as they compete in the Independent District Cross Country next Tuesday at the Big Pineapple fields. It was great to see so many students head out this week for a training run at the venue. A reminder that the bus for 13-19yr old runners will depart from the front PLC Bus Stop at 7.30am on Tuesday the 9th of May. We ask that all students are present by 7.20am for roll marking. 13-19 yrs runners will then return to PLC at approximately 12.15pm and will attend classes as normal for the remainder of the day.

7-12 Inter-House Athletics

With the 7-12 Inter-House Athletics Carnival fast approaching on the 31st of May, please see some important information regarding a few pre-events which will be held in Weeks 6 and 7. The events listed below are run prior to the main event in order to help our carnival run to time on the day.

This information will also be sent in a letter within the next coming days. All nominations for pre-events need to be emailed to Mrs Lisa Muir at

Athletics pre-event information

Triple Jump – District Selection Nomination (13 – Open Age Groups)

Students wishing to compete at the District Carnival will need to nominate their interests by Friday 19th May 2023.  If there are too many students nominated in an age group, a lunchtime trial will be organized.

12 Years High Jump – Age Champion / District Selection Trial- Monday 22nd May – 1.00pm in PLC Gymnasium

Students in Year 7 who are turning 12 this year (2011 birth year) and would like to accumulate Age Champion points or be considered for district selection will need to compete in this event at PLC.

Students will need to nominate their interests by Friday 19th May 2023. 

Please note that the 13-19 Yrs High Jump will take place at the 7-12 Athletics Carnival, however, due to time constraints, there will be limitations on participation. 3 competitors per age group and gender in each House will compete in the high jump event on the day. Nominations for the 13-19 Yrs High Jump will be processed in House Assemblies prior to the carnival. If there are too many student nominations in an age group/house/gender, a trial will be organized prior to the carnival.

Javelin Events (13 – Open Age Groups) - Monday 29th May 2023 – 1.00pm on the Main Oval

Students wishing to accumulate Age Champion points or be selected to compete at the District Carnival will need to attend this session, house points will not be awarded for this event. 

Students will need to nominate their interest by Friday 26th May 2023. 

1500m Events (10 yrs – Open Age Groups) – Tuesday 30th May 2023 – 7.15-8.15am at Meridan AFL Fields.

Students wishing to accumulate Age Champion points or be selected to compete at the District Carnival in this event will need to attend this session, house points will not be awarded this year for this event. 

Students will need to nominate their interest by Friday 26th May 2023. 

If you have any questions regarding these events, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Student Acknowledgements

  • Well done to Euan Lengenberg for his selection in the Independent District 10-12 Yrs Rugby Union team.
  • Well done to Patrick Dale for his selection in the Independent District 13-16yrs Football team.
  • Congratulations to Aiden Kemp, Jairus Patelesio, Seth Hellyer and Jacob Patterson for their selection in the Independent District 14-15yrs Rugby Union team.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport


The athletics season is upon us now with students working on their skills in PE lessons. Afterschool athletics training started last week for interested students and will continue each Monday afternoon from 3.15pm – 4.45pm. Additional students from Years 3 – 12 who are interested in being part of these sessions, please email Lisa Muir to register your interest.

Further information regarding the PLC Athletics Carnival, which will be on Thursday 1st June (Week 7), will be sent home to parents this week.

Student Success

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

Euan Lengenberg           10 -12 Boys Rugby Union

Sophia Carlaw                 10 -12 Girls Softball

Good Luck to our District Soccer students who are playing this week in the Sunshine Coast trials at Caboolture: Daisy McDonald, Eva Barker, Haya Gogarty, Emily Groll, Louise Greene, Marcel Patullo, Tahj McDonald and Kauan Gogarty.

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

For all enquiries, please use contact details below.

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

No club games were held last weekend due to the Christian Football State Titles at Stockland Stadium. Two of our Pacific FC players, Chasse McKinnon and Mani Bray represented the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association at the Titles, and we congratulate both boys on their efforts.

Coming up - ROUND 7 DRAW: Saturday 6th May: Click here for the draw.

LOOKING AHEAD: 2023 Pacific FC Home Game Dates: 13th May, 20th May, 27th May, 10th June, 22nd July, 29th July, 12th August, 19th August (Carnival).

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


7         PLC Open Day

9         FoP Mother’s Day Stall

10       Year 4 Camp departure (returning Friday 12th)

15       Year 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15pm-4.15pm)

16       Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

19       ‘PIPPIN’ Senior Musical (19th and 20th)

23       School Photo Day