Compass No 684 - May 2023

From the Principal

Courage Grows Through The Everyday

Courage grows as we give of our best in the everyday. Where and when personal courage is needed varies from person to person. For some it might be speaking in front of groups. For others it may be having a go at something where we are not confident of the outcome. It takes courage to stand up for others or to do what we know is right in the face of opposition from peers, co-workers, friends or large groups. As personal courage is exhibited there is alignment between our internal values and our external behaviours. Courage comes in many forms that involve risk, an intention to overcome the risk and often brings benefits to other people. Our courage grows as we learn to embrace challenges as learning opportunities where irrespective of outcome, we see ourselves as growing through the process. Courage grows through quiet persistence, being clear on our values and developing the habit to engage with and learn through challenges.

As we confront challenges, we can be strengthened by knowing that God walks with us. Like Daniel, as we walk into our personal lion’s dens, we can trust that God walks with us, equipping and strengthening us.

Principal's Log

This week we celebrate the many people within community who make a difference through volunteering of their time. Every day at the College the lives of staff, students and parents are enriched because people volunteer to give of their time generously. As we read the newsletter there are people who have given of their time to support cultural activities such as Pippin and our music ensembles, community events through the Friends of Pacific, our student leadership groups, our sporting teams, outdoor education experiences, our teachers who spend extra time in planning enriching learning experiences or go the extra mile in supporting students or families, and those who provide extended learning opportunities through tutoring or special experiences such as the Da Vinci Decathlon. Volunteers have made and continue to make a very significant contribution to the richness of experience at Pacific. We say a very big thank you to all staff, students and parents who give generously of their time.

We wish Mrs Janine Delaney and the cast and crew of Pippin all the best for their performances of Pippin over the weekend. We look forward to enjoying the culmination of many hours of preparation and celebrating the considerable talent of our staff and students as we meet the mysterious performance troupe and learn of their stories.

We say a prayer of thanks for all of our volunteers and for those who give generously to volunteer their time. We also pray that God would equip us to grow in courage as we embrace and grow through the challenges that life brings.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

Pacific Learning Hub

Dr Justin Coulson

Pacific Lutheran College presents “How to build resilience in your child” with Dr Justin Coulson.

Justin Coulson, parenting expert and co-host on Channel 9’s Parental Guidance will be visiting the College at 6.00pm on Tuesday 23rd May to present to our Parent community.

In this 90-minute presentation, we will learn what resilience is and what we can do proactively as parents to help our children thrive, flourish and be resilient.

This is a great opportunity to hear from a leading expert.

Pre-drinks and nibbles will be provided from 5.30pm.

Please register your attendance HERE or click on the image above to scan the QR code.

View Dr Justin Coulson's video here.

From the Director of Students


The rise of electric scooters over the past 12 months has been significant, with more and more people choosing them as a viable method of transportation. However, with all modes of transportation there are rules and regulations surrounding their use in public.

There has been some confusion as to what rules apply to the use of electric scooters, so we explained some of these to all students at the 6-12 assembly this week. The main points of emphasis for students and parents are as such:

•          All normal road rules need to be adhered to

•          Riders must maintain a safe distance from others

•          Helmets (bike or motorbike) must be worn

•          E-scooters (and similar) need to be stored in the caged area behind the administration building (not in the bike rack area or other areas of the school)

•          Riders must have a working bell

•          Children under the age of 12 cannot ride e-scooters

•          Riders 12-15 years old need to be completely supervised by an adult while riding

•          There can only be a single rider at a time on scooters (no doubling).

This information is a part of the College’s transportation policy and regulations have been taken from the Queensland Department of Transports official page. More details can be found on their website:

There is also a brief yet helpful video which can be viewed here.

Red Shield Appeal – Casual Clothes Day

The month of May is a significant one on the College calendar. It marks a month of us working together as a community to help support those in need. Families are encouraged to contribute to the food collection appeal by donating non-perishable food items to the cause. These can be brought in throughout the week and placed in the baskets set up in each PCG room.

Another way everyone can help is by turning up in casual clothes (6-12s) or crazy socks (P-5s) next Wednesday, 24th May. Anyone doing so will need to donate $2 minimum (but we encourage people who are able to, to donate more) in the morning. Funds raised will go towards the Salvation Army and be presented to them at assembly on Tuesday of Week 7.

The usual make-up and jewellery expectations still apply on the day, and clothes need to be appropriate (length and design) and in-line with the Christian ethos of the College. Classes who have PE on the day will need to get changed into PE uniform for their lessons.

We hope that we can raise as much money for the cause as we can.

P-12 Photo Day – Tuesday 23rd May

On Tuesday, we will have our annual P-12 Photo Day. This is for class groups, Year 12 cohort photo and sibling photos. Students will need to ensure that they are dressed in their full formal winter uniform (normal make-up, hair and jewellery expectations apply). Senior students must have their blazers and ties will need to be worn. A full timetable will be available to students on NAV to ensure that all are present for their photos.

Please note – Year 5 photos will take place in Term Three due to a clash in events.

Mr Mark Hauser, Director of Students

From the Head of Learning Middle College

SCIPHA Maths Masters Challenge

Five PLC students in Year 5 and Year 6 travelled north to Good Shepherd Lutheran College last Friday afternoon to participate in a ‘Maths Masters’ challenge. The challenge afternoon was organised by SCIPHA (Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Primary Heads Association) and was designed to stretch primary school learners with a passion for Maths.

Selected by their teachers for their aptitude in Maths, our students embraced the opportunity to work with top mathematicians from other schools in the area. Year 6 students gave the experience a thumbs-up:

Lucas, ‘I enjoyed ‘Maths Masters’ because it was a good challenge and I met new people. It was fun to learn something new and extend my brain. I enjoyed the variety of different math questions.’

Byron, ‘I enjoyed the SCIPHA afternoon because we got to see other people and work with students from different schools. It was fun to be able to learn new things and it was also good to come across some questions that I didn't know how to solve and try extending my knowledge.’

Lara, ‘It was fun to meet new people and it was nice to go to another school and have the afternoon off during normal schoolwork! I would definitely recommend this experience.’

Thank you to the teachers and parents for enabling the participation of the PLC students and for providing transport to and from the venue. Thanks to Mr Damian Davis, Head of Staff and Students Junior College, for his continued support of these extension opportunities offered by SCIPHA.

Mrs Jo Belchamber, Head of Learning Middle College

From the Head of Learning K-5

Da Vinci Decathlon

On Wednesday 3rd May, eight students from Year 5 competed in the Regional Da Vinci Decathlon at Sunshine Coast Grammar School.

The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics, code-breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and legacy.

The competition is named after Leonardo Da Vinci. He was one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars, who embraced learning with a lifelong passion and determination to uncover the unknown. The Decathlon competition places a particular emphasis on higher-order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.

The Pacific Lutheran College Year 5 team competed very well receiving the following results:

1st Place - Mathematics          

1st Place  - English                     

1st Place - Cartography            

1st Place - Art and Poetry        

1st Place - Ideation                   

2nd Place - Legacy                     

3rd Place - Creative Producers 

1st Place - OVERALL                  

The team now goes on to compete at the State finals at the end of the month.The team members are:

Ashlan Hill

Eli Woolgrove

Liam Cronin

Luke Noovao

Machado Sully

Olive Wadey

Scarlett van den Hurk

Vivienne Padwick

We congratulate everyone on this amazing effort and give special thanks to Mrs Julie Darr, who mentored and supported the students during the competition.

All the very best for the State finals!

Spelling Bee

Last week the Year 5 cohort participated in a Spelling Bee run by the Academic PAG. Year 11 and 12 students hosted the event in which twelve Year 5 students competed in their Houses for Foundation Cup points. After a nail-biting final round, the award of spelling extraordinaire was given to Scarlett from Buran. We congratulate everyone who participated and thank the Academic PAG for a fantastic event.

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

Da Vinci Decathlon Years 6 - 10

On Assembly this week we celebrated the performance of our Year 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 students who represented the College very well in the Da Vinci Decathlon. All teams were awarded a place in various events, and we particularly congratulate our Year 7 team who were overall winners, our Year 9 team who were second by just one point, and our Year 10 team who came third.

We congratulate our teams on the following results:

Year 6

2nd place - Art and Poetry 

3rd place - Engineering


Year 7 - Team 1

3rd place - Legacy

2nd place - Code-breaking

2nd place - Cartography

2nd place - Mathematics

2nd place - Science

1st place - Ideation

1st place - Art and Poetry

1st place - English

This team was also placed first in their division at this regional competition and qualified for the State Final.


Year 7 - Team 2

3rd place - Ideation

2nd place - Code Breaking


Year 8 Team 1

1st place - Cartography 

3rd place - Art and Poetry


Year 8 Team 2

1st place - English

1st place - Mathematics

1st place - Code Breaking


Year 9

1st place - Creative Producers

1st place - Engineering

1st place - Legacy

2nd place - Science

2nd place - Art & Poetry

3rd place - Cartography

3rd place - English

This team came 2nd Overall in our region and was 1 point off coming 1st.


Year 10

1st place - English

2nd place - Art & Poetry

3rd place - Creative Producers

This team came 3rd overall in our region.

We wish both our Year 5 team and our Year 7 team the best of luck on Tuesday and Wednesday next week at the State final of the Davinci Decathalon where they will compete against many other schools who will also travel to Brisbane for this competition.

Mrs Linda Sydes, Teacher - English, Humanities

From the Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Business

Supporting Our Young Entrepreneurs: Year 8 Enterprise Market Day Stall

We are excited to announce the upcoming Year 8 Enterprise Market Day Stall at Pacific Lutheran College! This event provides a fantastic opportunity for our young entrepreneurs to showcase their creativity, innovation, and business skills. We encourage all parents and students to come and support them on this special occasion.
The Year 8 students have been working hard to bring you an impressive range of products that will be available for sale. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect to find at the stall:
Bath bombs, Key chains, Lanyards, Nail stickers, Badges and coasters, Cross-stitch kits, Design your own stickers, Slime, Pet toys, Sock puppets, Jewellery & earrings.
The prices for these amazing products range from $1 to $10, ensuring there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a small token of appreciation or a unique gift, you'll find it at our Year 8 Enterprise Market Day Stall.
Event Details:
When: Tuesday, 23rd May, and Thursday, 25th May Time: 1.00PM – 1.30PM
Where: Outside the library
Make sure to mark these dates and times in your calendars so you don't miss out on supporting our budding entrepreneurs. By participating in this event, you contribute to their learning journey and help foster their entrepreneurial spirit.
We believe in the power of hands-on experiences, and the Year 8 Enterprise Market Day Stall is a prime example of how we encourage our students to explore their creativity and develop real-world skills. So, join us and be part of this exciting event!
We look forward to seeing you there and witnessing the incredible talent and hard work of our Year 8 students.

Pacific Lutheran STEM Program Update: Unleashing Young Minds in the World of Innovation

We are thrilled to provide you with an exciting update on the latest happenings in Pacific Lutheran's STEM program. Our students have been enthusiastically engaged in various projects, expanding their knowledge, and honing their engineering skills. It is truly remarkable to witness their creativity and passion unfold in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
In our Year 8 class, our students have successfully built their very own microdrones. Over the past few weeks, they have been dedicated to learning how to fly these micro marvels while simultaneously putting their engineering prowess to the test. One of the highlights has been the exploration of the physics behind propeller ducts. This practical application of knowledge has allowed them to witness firsthand the principles at work and observe the amount of thrust their innovative designs can generate. The students have been invigorated by this challenge, and we couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments.

Moving on to our Year 9 students, their engineering skills have shone through an intriguing project. Tasked with the mission to save Barbie dolls from the depths of our water tanks, their creative problem-solving techniques have resulted in some of the most ingenious methods to retrieve the dolls. These young mechanical engineers have raised the bar with their innovative ideas, showcasing their ability to think outside the box and find unique solutions.
Meanwhile, our Year 10 students have delved into the world of design thinking. They have embarked on an ambitious endeavour to design orthotics or prostheses for individuals who have suffered from strokes. Over the course of the past five weeks, our students have engaged in a journey of empathy, understanding the needs and challenges faced by stroke survivors. Through iterative design processes, they have come up with various prototypes that aim to enhance the day-to-day interactions of those affected by strokes. Witnessing their dedication and commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others has been inspiring.
As educators, we are privileged to witness the growth, development, and passion that our students demonstrate in the STEM program. Their enthusiasm and dedication reflect the values we strive to instil in them—creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and perseverance. It is through projects like these that they develop the skills necessary to become the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow.

Introducing the QUT Future You Program 2023: Ignite Your Path to Success!

QUT is offering a free program called, Future You Program 2023. The program will run between Monday, 25th September, and Thursday, 28th September 2023. This is an exceptional opportunity for students from PLC to unlock their potential, explore exciting career paths, and gain invaluable insights from industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and the QUT community.
This event will take place over four days during the September school holidays, and is designed exclusively for students in Years 11 and 12, providing them with practical experiences, inspiring keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and personal stories shared by QUT alumni, academics, and current students.  This is the first year QUT has expanded the program beyond STEM to include all QUT study areas.  I encourage our alumni STEM students in Years 11 and 12 to apply.
A detailed overview of the four days at QUT can be found here:
This link outlines the schedule, sessions, and activities planned for each day, giving you a glimpse into the incredible experiences awaiting our participants.
To apply for the QUT Future You Program 2023, please complete the application form
The deadline for applications is Monday, 22nd May 2023.

Mr Wes Warner, Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Business

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

Career Clusters in focus (Years 10-12)

This is the second part in a 6-week series of articles, where I will be overviewing one of the 6 Career Clusters each week. Senior College students have access to information about the Career Clusters on the PLC Careers Hub and will have an opportunity to learn about the Clusters in their PD lessons.

Last week we looked at Makers.

This week’s focus cluster is Guardians.

Guardians use their skills to support other people to maintain and care for their health and wellbeing. Guardians are skilled at supporting people and they have a deep understanding of physical and mental health.

Many Guardians work in healthcare, the fitness and beauty industries; and others help keep our workplaces and public spaces safe.

In addition to their technical skills, important transferable skills for Guardians include People Skills, Problem Solving, and Teamwork. Does this sound like you? What jobs do you know that fit within this cluster?

Accounting Cadetship Program (Year 12)

SRJ Walker Wayland is a Queensland-based accounting, audit and advisory firm with a team of 60 people across our offices in Brendale and on the Sunshine Coast as well as a small offshore team.

SRJ Walker Wayland runs an Accounting Cadetship program, where Year 12 students who are looking to undertake an accounting or commerce degree and are interested in accounting are invited to apply each year. The attached flyer provides some summary information about the program.

The SRJ Walker Wayland Cadetship program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst completing university studies. It is this combination of work and study that puts our cadets at the forefront of their careers within the accounting profession, while still working close to home.

Cadets work in a paid role for 30 hours per week, while they are studying a university Business or Commerce degree part-time.

ACU Entry and Pathways for Year 12 Students Webinar (Year 12)

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

ACU has a range of pathways and entry programs available to Year 12 students. In this webinar, our Future Students team will explain our various options and the eligibility criteria for each one, and you’ll hear from current students about their journeys.

Find out more here.

CQUni Online Chat Session (Years 11 and 12)

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

We see you planning your next study move, and we know there’s a lot to consider, so we’re here to help.

Have your questions answered at our online chat session. Chat with our staff about your course of interest, student support services, or anything else you’d like to know about studying with CQUniversity.

Find out more here.

AIE Online Campus Day (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 27th May 2023

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Online Campus Day on Sat 27th May 2023. AIE will be running this event for students interested in studying online. You will be able to meet our teachers, explore how classes will run, course options, and career pathways and see our amazing student work.

We will be covering everything you need to know about the:

•          careers in games and VFX that we train students for;

•          studios and industries that we work with;

•          courses we offer – from beginners to professional mastery, and;

•          the software, skills and knowledge we teach.

Find out more here.

Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo 2023 (Years 10-12)

May 26th to May 27th 2023

Queensland’s largest Careers & Employment Event is open on May 26th & 27th , 2023 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Expo will host over 130 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages. Entry is free.

The event is for school students, parents, teachers, graduates, job seekers, people looking for courses and workers seeking new training options.

Find out more here.

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

Tween Talk - EveryBODY is Beautiful

Goodlife Community Centre in Buderim is hosting a workshop by Headstart, designed to help girls aged 8-12 years understand that they are much more than just a body.

During the workshop, girls will learn all the editing and tricks that go into making people in the media look flawless, plus break down any myths regarding ‘perfect’ looking people in the media.

Girls will learn to embrace the way they look and celebrate diversity.

The most important thing they will learn… is that the way they look is such a small part of who they are!

Visit the website to register or click the link here.

Bonsai parenting: Why so many children end up in therapy

Locke has observed the ‘overparenting’ phenomenon emerge in the 15 years she has been treating children and teenagers as well as in her university research.

Overly involved in their children's lives, these parents are constantly trying to solve their problems and harbour unrealistic expectations of their potential, she argues. When they are confronted by their child's shortcomings or difficulties, these parents seek out clinical diagnoses.

"A sense of melancholy is labelled depression; any trepidation is labelled anxiety. A friendship fight is bullying," Locke writes in her book The Bonsai Child, which is her term for children who are over-nurtured.

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Pacific Together

Pacific Together is a care-based service offered by Friends of Pacific to College families in times of need. If you, or someone you know within our College community, needs extra support during the year, the Pacific Together care group may be able to help in some small way or offer a care package. Please contact PLC Chaplain Ms Holly Gricks -

We were never meant to do life alone. We need the love and care of others, especially in times of need. If you would like to support the continuation of this care-based service through a financial contribution, we invite you to contact Pacific Together via email: Your contributions ensure that we can provide a care package for those in our community when the need arises.

Volunteers for Sports Carnivals and Gala Day

If you have done your volunteer induction and have a couple of hours to spare for the upcoming Athletics Carnivals on Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June, and the next SCISSA Gala Day on Thursday 8th June, we’d love your help with the FoP BBQ at these events. Keep an eye on your email for more details, but if you’re available, we’d love to hear from you - please email – we promise you’ll have fun!

Next FoP Meeting

We’d love to see you at our next meeting, on Tuesday 20th June at 6.30pm in the College Library. You can RSVP by emailing All agenda items should be submitted via email by Friday 9th June. 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

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 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

The wearing of Formal Winter Uniform began on Monday 8th May and you may need 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.

During the Winter Trimester, 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 are 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 Winter uniform.

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

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Convenor


Last tickets remaining for Friday 19th May, 12.00pm Matinee and Saturday 20th May, 1.00pm Matinee!

Don’t miss out on this amazing musical event!

‘We’ve Got Magic To Do’

Book NOW to avoid disappointment!

Phone: 54914240

Mrs Janine Delaney, Director Pippin

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

Competitive Sport News

SCISSA Senior Soccer:

There were some great games played out by our PLC teams this round in Senior SCISSA Soccer. The Senior Girls Team 1 played out a close first half but unfortunately the game got away towards the end of the second. Our Senior Boys travelled to Nambour undermanned and fought a tight 2-1 win. Congratulations to our Senior Girls Team 2 for their first win of the season, winning 4-2 against Sunshine Coast Grammar.

Junior and Intermediate Volleyball:

It was a tough round for our PLC Volleyball teams this week as many teams played some quality opposition. Congratulations to our Intermediate Girls Team 2 for a strong away win against Sunshine Coast Grammar. Our Junior Boys played their heart out with one player down against a well-versed St Andrew’s side. They took the game to a tie break set where they were unlucky not to walk away with a win. Our Intermediate Boys and Girls top teams had the tough task of facing off against Glasshouse Christian College and it was great to see our teams lifting to the challenge. It is fantastic to see all our students continually develop their skills across the season.

Trish Buckley Volleyball

For the last few Fridays, PLC has had several super keen students playing in the Junior Trish Buckley Volleyball Competition at Caloundra Indoor Centre. Our students have been working hard in training to develop their skills and knowledge of the game and have shown some excellent development in their game play across the competition. Their commitment has been impressive as we regularly have full teams showing up to compete and run their duties, sometimes being at the venue from 4pm until 10pm at night. There is clearly plenty of enthusiasm in our younger students for taking volleyball to the next level and we hope they continue their strong efforts next year. A big thank you to our coaches, Sarah Ashdown, Ella Hardstaff, Elizabeth Maclean and Beyonce Mathew for their work with our students across the competition. We also thank Mr Paul Cusick for giving his time to assist in supervising and assisting at the venue.

7-12 Inter-House Athletics

With the 7-12 Inter-House Athletics Carnival fast approaching on May 31st, please see some important information regarding a few pre events which will be held in Week 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 emailed within the 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 your interest by Friday 19th May 2023. If there are too many students nominated in an age group, a lunchtime trial will be organised.

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 interest by Friday 19th May 2023.

Please note that 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 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 organised 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 – 7.15am-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 the students listed below for their outstanding achievements in sport:

Katie Graves for her selection into the QLD Basketball team based on her performances at the State Trials. This is an outstanding effort and a testament to the hard work she has put in over the years.

Alexandra Schlotterbach and her Sunshine Coast teammates who recently came 3rd in the recent State 13-15 yrs Football Trials. Well done!

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

3-6 PLC Athletics Carnival Information

The Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 1st June (Week 7). The focus of the carnival is student participation and a positive sport experience. A few events will take place prior to the carnival next week. Information regarding the carnival was emailed home to parents recently.

Students wishing to nominate for these events will need to email Mrs Lisa Muir to register.

Details of the pre-carnival events are as follows:

12 Years High Jump – District Selection Trials – Monday 22nd May (1.00pm – 1.40pm, lunchtime)

Students in Year 6 who are turning 12 this year (2011 birth year) and would like to be considered for district selection in high jump will need to attend this trial held during lunchtime. Students from Year 7 who are also turning 12 this year will attend this trial.

Year 6 students will still compete in the 12 years high jump event at the 3-6 Athletics Carnival for house and age champion points.

10-12 Years 1500m – District Selection – Tuesday 30th May – (7.15am – 8.15am, before school – Meridan AFL fields)

Students wishing to compete in the 1500m at the Independent District Carnival will need to attend this trial. Age champion and house points are not awarded for this event as this is only for District selection.

P-2 Cross Country Carnival

The Prep – Year Two Interhouse Cross Country Carnival will be held at the end of this term on Wednesday 21st June (Week 10).

The carnival will run from 1.30pm – 3.00pm and will be held at the Meridan AFL fields, which are adjacent to the College. Students will run in Year levels on the day and parents / spectators are welcome to attend to support students on the day.

Students will need to wear their coloured house shirt on this day.

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, allowing students to be part of a team, and learn basic skills of the game.

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

PLC Netball Club

Results from the last round of games saw the Patriots Div 4 (32 - 28) and Avengers U12-1 (20 - 11) take away wins while the Mavericks had a bye. Our remaining teams, Fireballs (Div 1), Fury (Div 2) and Rebels (U12-2) had tough on-court contests, ending their games without a win but maintained their focus and effort through to the final whistle. Well done to all teams.

The new PLC dresses for players and polo shirts for umpires, coaches and committee members have finally arrived.  Our uniform now includes our new Sponsor logos – a big thank you to our club sponsors for their fabulous support. Distribution of dresses and shirts will commence this weekend – further information will be provided to each team later this week.

Another reminder to ensure your daughter wears the correct uniform as CDNA have a strict uniform policy that may result in a player not being able to take the court.  Dresses must be long enough to cover the bike pants when walking – or bike pants of a suitable length not to show beneath the dress. Bike pants must be a dark colour (blue or black). Please ensure all players conform to these Association requirements.

If someone is unable to attend training or the game, it is important to contact your Team coach or Manager (in the first instance) or the President email as a last resort.  Please ensure your team manager and coach have your correct contact details (email and mobile phone number).

Don’t forget to follow us on social media – Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Our teams completed their Round 8 matches last weekend.

Click here for the Round 8 Match Reports.

Round 9 will be held at PLC this Saturday, including the All-Abilities match at 9.25am.

Click here for the draw:

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK recognises the vital support of volunteers within our community.

•          Thank you to volunteer coaches, managers and assistants of our 14 teams

•          Thank you to our rostered parent volunteers who help with set-up, pack-up and the canteen

•          Thank you to our volunteer committee members who administer the games and club

Your support is much appreciated.

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

19 'PIPPIN' Senior Musical (19th and 20th)
23 School Photo Day
31 Years 7-12 Athletics Carnival


1 Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival
2 Caloundra Show Day