Compass No 687 - June 2023

From the Principal

Growing Through Feedback

Throughout this three-week period, young people have been engaged in various forms of assessment. Learning to grow through feedback is an important part of growing our understanding and capabilities. Using the language of “what can I learn from this” helps to shift the brain from an emotional response to one of growth. Embracing challenges and learning through feedback is an important habit in life. Having the mindset and capability to learn through challenges and feedback means we are more likely to give things a go and live life fully. Just as when we learnt to walk or ride a bike, we grow most when our minds are set on learning through feedback as we experience success and failure.

We receive feedback from people as we interact. Parents, colleagues, teachers and mentors might give us direct feedback. Most often we need to have the social-emotional capability to read the sometimes, subtle feedback we are receiving. As we think about feedback, having an ideal in our minds is always important. This is true whether we want to improve our academic learning, ability to perform in sport or on stage, who we are as people or in our relationships. Pictures of practice or ways of being provided through guidelines, expectations and role models within families and communities can provide these points of reflection for who we are and the way we interact with others. As an unchanging guide that speaks to us differently at different points in life, God invites us to grow as people and in our relationship with Him as we reflect on His Word. As we reflect, we can often find ourselves falling short of what we or God would have us be. Through God’s love and grace, He picks us up and encourages us to learn through the feedback in life. He whispers, with me you can do this. 

Principal’s Log

Having the habit for life of learning through feedback is a powerful enabler. We would encourage parents as they hear their children reflect on their performance on assessments to ask, “What can be learnt from this?”. To assist Middle and Senior College students to grow this important habit, feedback for each assessment task is being provided through NAV. Parents have received and will receive notifications of when the results and feedback for each assessment piece are available online. Parents and students are encouraged to discuss this feedback and identify one specific action that can be taken to improve learning in response to each piece of feedback. The timing of feedback close to the completion of assessments is best for learning. As such the end of term reports will contain cumulative results and no longer have comments for Middle and Senior College students. This process is aimed to support students to take greater ownership in directing their learning and supporting parents in their engagement.

Pacific’s installation for the Sunshine Arts Fest with the theme of “Let The Sunshine In” has been unveiled at The Sunshine Coast Plaza this morning. Pacific was one of 6 schools selected to be part of this new arts and augmented reality competition. The overall winner will be announced in July, with the People’s Choice Award being determined by votes of the public. We congratulate and thank Mrs Marnie Whittaker and her team of student artists on their installation and encourage everyone to visit the Plaza and be inspired as you vote for the College’s installation. Downloading the Artivive app before going to the Plaza will enable people to more quickly enjoy the creativity of our students.

We are pleased to announce that we have engaged with Dogs Connect to introduce Koda, as a new staff member in training into our community. Koda is a 20 month old Golden Retriever who will support the resilience and wellbeing program in the College. Staff mentors have been engaged with The Dogs Connect program which has been implemented in a number of schools across Australia. Koda will formally commence in August of this year. Over the coming weeks, training for Koda and staff, students and parents will be conducted to ensure a smooth transition into the College. We look forward to welcoming Koda into our community and thank Mrs McAllister and her team of mentors for their work in this area. Further details are provided later in this newsletter.

It was a delight to watch our netballers compete in their semi-finals on Monday night. The Senior A Girls Sapphire Team played with a very high level of skill and tenacity throughout the game and can be proud of their performance in Division 1 throughout the season and in the final. We congratulate the PLC Opals, Jade and Ruby teams for also performing well and wish the PLC Opals and Jade teams all the best for their grand final on Monday night. It was also good to see our Senior Soccer boys show good skills in their final.

We thank our community for your very strong support of the Red Shield Appeal through donating over 3,400 items and raising over $2000 through various events. The Salvation Army is deeply appreciative of the support provided that will make a difference to many in our community. We thank our Pacific Action Group Spirituality and Service Leaders Isha Wallis and Evy Gover for their leadership.

May God give us the grace, insight and confidence to learn through feedback.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Chaplain

Chaplain’s Update

Welcome to the Chaplain’s Update for Week 8. We have some exciting highlights to share with you. Our current thread focuses on the parable of the prodigal son and its connection to the theme of school boundaries. This story reminds us of the importance of boundaries for our joy and flourishment.

Firstly, thank you for your generous contributions to the Red Shield Appeal. Thanks to your support, the community donated a total of 3,434 items. Your donations will significantly impact those in need, and we are truly grateful for your kindness and compassion.

Last Thursday, we had Youth Group. It was a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together and connect. We look forward to the final youth group for this term, which will take place on Sunday, June 18th, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm in the College gym.

Thank you for staying connected and being part of our vibrant community. We hope you have a blessed week filled with courage, generosity, and meaningful connections.

Mrs Holly Gricks, College Chaplain

From the Head of Senior College Students

Year 12 Retreat Update

With the Year 12 Retreat approaching, there is a buzz of excitement amongst the Year 12 cohort as the College Captains, Vice Captains and Student Leadership Executive finalise the Year 12 Retreat Program, held at Luther Heights, Coolum next Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June.

The Program will include group rotations of the 200m flying fox, high rope challenges, beach and nature walks, a bonfire experience, downtime to connect, journal and engage in a range of cohort activities led by the Sports Captains, Cultural Captains, Academic Captains, Environmental Captains, Student Wellbeing Captains and Spirituality and Service Captains.  The Retreat will also be well attended by many staff members who have supported the academic and personal journeys of the Year 12 students and who also look forward to connecting, reflecting and celebrating this point in time with them.

In its third year, The Year 12 Retreat will be the first of many lasts for the cohort as they come together in celebration of their journey so far and reflect on their many connections, experiences and opportunities whilst attending Pacific.

Both Year 12 students and parents received communication on Wednesday 31st May. Parent consent via Parent Lounge will be required for students to attend.  All students will be required to travel to and from Luther Heights by buses provided.  Additional information, packing lists and conditions of attendance are included in parent and student communication. For further information please do not hesitate to contact Ms Leigh Finter, Head of Senior College Students at

Ms Leigh Finter, Head of Senior College Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Flexible Thinking

At last week’s assembly, Mrs Hogan and Mrs Ridley presented the students with practical ways to turn our thinking around when faced with challenges. Flexibility within our thinking is sometimes a work in progress for all of us and whilst the brain is still maturing, a common challenge for our young people.

During the assembly, our students read a story called A Little Spot of Flexible Thinking. Adapting to change can be hard and it challenges our students to compare their thinking to a big oak tree that is rigid, fixed and may easily break during a change in the weather or to a palm tree that moves and sways with the breeze, flexible in movement and can easily bend when the weather fluctuates. At times, a prompt such as finger breathing helps young people return to their upstairs brain and regain some flexibility in their thinking.

We also met “Flexy Rexy”, a dinosaur whose limbs stretch and change but eventually, return to their original position. Many times, this week I have noticed students talking to each other about being like Flexy Rexy when faced with a challenge or change! Peer mentoring and guidance at its finest.

School TV

An essential element of education at PLC is the recognition by parents, staff and students that the success of each child’s education relates to a cooperative approach and effective communication.

Today parents face many modern-day challenges in raising happy, well and resilient young people. Whilst a great deal of information is available, this can often be confusing and overwhelming for parents looking for guidance.

The information on SchoolTV is easily digestible in video and newsletter form and includes insights and input from a leading professional in child and adolescent development, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. SchoolTV is designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies. Topics include Anxiety, Diet and Nutrition, Dealing with School Transitions, Online Safety etc.

Parents can access the site at and click on ‘Launch SchoolTV’


Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the Years 3-6 Athletics carnival. This day provided an opportunity for our students to engage in a range of events that physically and mentally challenged all involved. The participation and house spirit were evident from the start. Congratulations to Bula House who was awarded the house spirit award, and Wira House, who won the accumulated points award. Congratulations to those students who will progress to represent the College at a district level and to those who gave their all on the day.

Today our Year Four and Five students attended the second Gala Day across various venues on the coast. All coaches reported a successful day of enjoyment and competition. Being a part of the SCISSA network allows these opportunities to take place. We thank all the coaches and staff involved in planning and implementing these unique sporting experiences. Special mention to Mr Sam Irwin, a part of our excellent ground staff who worked tirelessly to prepare fields and playing surfaces at Meridan Fields to facilitate our hosting of sports here at the College.

Sport is an integral part of the co-curricular program here at Pacific and one that is heartily embraced by the student body. The benefits that sport provides are unable to reach its full potential without the leadership of Mr Darren Hooper and Mrs Lisa Muir, who ably assist all sporting programs across the Junior College and the many teachers who take SCISSA teams during the term and assisted ably during our athletics carnival. We are grateful for the many gifts they bring to sport here at Pacific.

Take care, and God Bless.

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

From the Head of Career Development

Careers News

Career Clusters in focus (Years 10-12)

This is the fifth 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.

So far, we have looked at Makers, Guardians, Coordinators and Innovators.

This week’s focus cluster is Informers.

Informers use their industry-specific expertise to support others to learn, develop, create, protect, account, research, and analyse. Informers are skilled at helping others and have a deep knowledge of their chosen area, as well as extensive experience. Informers use their skills in every industry, but particularly in education, financial and business services, legal services, politics, intelligence, and the arts.

In addition to their technical skills, important transferable skills for Innovators include Serving others, Problem-solving and innovation, and Organisation. Does this sound like you? What jobs do you know that fit within this cluster?


Updated Scholarships Guide now available (Year 12)

Study Work Grow has just released the 2023 Scholarships Guide. This guide contains details of scholarship options available at universities across Australia and is the most current information on scholarships available. You can access the Guide for free via your login to the PLC Career Hub. (Check out the other Guides available, while you’re there!)


Paid Gap Year in Government and Public Administration (Year 12)

The Department of Home Affairs is pleased to present an opportunity for current Year 12 students who are exploring the option of a ‘Gap Year’ in 2024.

The Home Affairs Gap Year program will commence in February 2024 with positions offered in dynamic teams where they will have the opportunity to do interesting and meaningful work that affects many parts of Australian Life. Successful applicants will be employed on a 12-month temporary contract and gain valuable experience supporting the processing and administration of essential business areas with excellent working conditions and remuneration.

Both Full time and Part time roles will be available, so students could take on this opportunity while also attending university next year. Full-time roles pay $54K+. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Applications are NOW OPEN. Click HERE to apply.


Bond Scholarship applications now open (Year 12)

Scholarship applications are now open for high-achieving Year 12 students who wish to study at Bond University.

We provide a range of awards including full-fee scholarships awarding from $97,000 - $194,000 in approximate value, and part-fee scholarships awarding from $24,000 - $97,000 in approximate value. As a not-for-profit institution, it's our privilege to be able to support the journeys of the best and brightest Bondies each semester. Whether your students exemplify stand-out skills or have excelled in their academic, leadership, community or sporting efforts, our scholarships provide an opportunity to further support their studies at Bond and be recognised for their achievements. Among the scholarships on offer this year are:

• Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship - 100% tuition remission for an approved single or combined degree.

Recipients of these scholarships are also invited to participate in the Vice Chancellor’s Mentoring Program once commenced at Bond. The Mentoring Program connects each scholar with an influential corporate mentor and is intended to cultivate industry links, networks and business acumen.

Other Scholarships

• Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission

• Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission

• Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission

• Sporting Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission

• Transformer Scholarship – 50% tuition remission

• CoLab Industry Scholarships - 25% tuition for any of the four Transformation degrees offered in the Transformation CoLab.

Explore scholarships here and download the scholarship guide here.


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

Saturday 10th June 2023

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

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

Not sure if you:

• Meet the requirements?

• Are the right person for the job?

• Get paid as a police recruit?

• How you progress in the QPS?

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

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

This information session is conducted by experienced, current-serving police officers. Not only will they explain the requirements for entry, but they may also give you an insight into their own experiences.

During the information session, you are welcome to ask questions.

Find out more here.


The Hotel School Brisbane Open Campus (Years 11 and 12)

Saturday 10th June 2023

Do you want to explore our CBD campus and see what The Hotel School has to offer?

Attend a Masterclass delivered by our Academics to experience life as a student at The Hotel School. Explore your dream career and connect with passionate industry experts!

Join us for an exciting Open Campus experience on Saturday, 10th June 2023.

• Meet faculty team members and the Head of Campus

• Discuss career opportunities with the Work Integrated Learning team

• Find out about our courses and the application process in detail

• Chat with our current student ambassadors

• Enjoy Barista coffee and light refreshments

Find out more here.


Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Food for Thought

SPECIAL REPORT: Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

The use of mobile phones and technology in schools has been a highly debated topic internationally, including in Australia.

For parents concerned about mobile phone separation anxiety in their children, it is important to acknowledge it as a real issue and discuss the negative effects of phone addiction, such as sleep problems and mental health issues. Gradually introducing phone-free periods at home, setting clear expectations and boundaries and modelling healthy behaviours can help your child cope. It is also crucial to establish a support network and seek professional help if needed.

This Special Report will help address mobile phone separation anxiety and provide guidance on supporting your child’s wellbeing during this transition period. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please consider seeking medical or professional help.

Click on this link to view the Special Report

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Thank you!

Thank you to the volunteers who helped out at the SCISSA Gala Day BBQ. Your time and effort are very much appreciated.

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

Dogs Connect Announcement

Pacific Lutheran College is excited to announce that we are now a ‘Dogs Connect’ School.

Dogs Connect is a wellbeing and resilience program that will see the introduction of a new staff member-in-training, Koda, to our College community.

Koda is a 20-month-old Golden Retriever, who has a friendly, inquisitive and gentle temperament. He loves to play, meet people, swim and take long walks on the beach. Koda is looking forward to starting his first job in mid-August at the College.

The Dogs Connect program has been implemented in a range of mainstream educational settings in Australia with intended outcomes being to support students and staff to value connection with each other and celebrate wellbeing in schools.

We have a core team of staff “Mentors” who are committed to wellbeing and have been working hard in the Dogs Connect Training Program since January. Our team of mentors will be caring for Koda while he is ‘working’ at Pacific.

The Dogs Connect program will continue to provide training and support as we introduce Koda into our College community gradually over the coming months.

Connection with Koda will be offered across our Middle and Senior College and some areas of our Junior College. There are many different ways students can participate in the program and connect with Koda. We will endeavor to support connection in ways that are comfortable and enriching for all involved.

We encourage anyone who would like to know more about this program to look through the website links below:

Community Introduction - YouTube

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Head of Learning Enrichment, Mrs Chantal McAllister at or Head of Learning Enrichment P-5, Mrs Sara Taverner or Director of Students

Mrs Chantal McAllister, Head of Learning Enrichment

Sunshine Arts Fest

Last night, Pacific Lutheran College students installed their artwork in the very first Sunshine Art Fest at the Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore. Pacific was selected from 18 applications to be 1 of 6 participating schools on the coast for this creative competition. This is an opportunity for students to connect to our local community through their visual art with the use of augmented reality (AR). Sixteen students nominated themselves to collaborate on the project, utilising our community’s strengths from Visual Arts, Design, Media, Film, Manufacturing and Music.

We encourage you to grab your family and friends and head to Level One (outside Myer, near General Pants) to view our artwork between the 8th of June and the 17th of July.

Download the free Artivive app to unlock the AR digital layer and cast your vote for Pacific in the ‘People’s Choice Award’! Every vote also supports $1 towards Headspace Maroochydore’s local youth art programs.

Mrs Marnie Whittaker, Teacher – Design and Art

Ensembles Concert

Next Thursday 15th of June, the Music students will be performing in the Ensembles Concert.

There are over 180 students ready to showcase their talents for you.

There are cheese boxes, nachos, loaded potatoes and more, plus drinks to purchase while you sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Please note, the pre-ordering of cheese boxes will close at 3.00pm on Monday 12th June.

To register to attend, please click on the image below.



Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music P-12

Cancer Council Morning Tea

In Week 6 of this Term, the Year 10 Hospitality students took part in hosting ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’ to raise much needed funds for those impacted by cancer. Their aim was to make this morning tea really count by producing delicious food for PLC staff to purchase, to fundraise as part of this nationwide community event.

Contributing to this event initiative by the Cancer Council meant that PLC could help to make a difference – big or small for those impacted by cancer and bring us closer to a cancer free future. 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. With a real purpose to make a difference with food, students took this task on with great responsibility.

The students worked in the weeks leading up to the event to plan and design their chosen savoury and sweet food items. This included researching and trialing recipes and adapting designs to meet intended needs. The students took on the role of events manager and worked as co-agents within a team to plan and promote the event for it to be most successful.

The kitchen was a very busy space on the days of the event as students worked meticulously to follow their work plans and produce tasty, nutritionally balanced, visually appealing food all whilst catering to a large scale. On the day of the event, students helped put together morning tea boxes containing a variety of sweet and savoury items. They volunteered their time to sell these beautiful boxes at lunchtime outside the Coral Café for $5 and $10 as well as meet pre-order requests.

The feedback and response from staff were outstanding as staff enjoyed Year 10’s tasty treats. It was a very successful event with over $600 raised. All funds were directly donated to Cancer Council Australia. We are very proud to know that every dollar kindly donated will help fund life-saving research, prevention and support programs.

Ms Lucy Comerford, Teacher – Food Technology

Sport News

Year 7-12 Sport

7-12 Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Last Wednesday we were blessed with fantastic conditions to run our Yrs 7-12 Interhouse Athletics Carnival at the USC Sport Complex. Thank you to all students and staff who helped make the carnival a fantastic day of participation and House spirit. It was great to see so many of our students involved in track and field events across the day with some great individual performances on show. A special mention goes to our new record holders for their outstanding achievements.

Age Champions, Spirit Trophy and Champion House will be announced at the Middle and Senior College assembly next week. We look forward to celebrating our student athletes during this time.

Competitive Sport News

Monday Night Netball

Congratulations to PLC Sapphire, PLC Opal, PLC Jade and PLC Ruby for qualifying for the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools’ Netball Semi Finals on Monday Night. Having 4 teams represent our College in the semifinals is a fantastic result. PLC Ruby fought bravely in their match and put up a good performance despite having a significantly depleted side due to illness. PLC Jade’s match against Sienna was a nail biter and while our girls held a lead for most of the game, it was whittled down to bare margins by the end. The team did exceptionally well to maintain their composure and walk away with a 1 goal win. PLC Opal’s truly flexed their netball muscles with a dominant win over ILC and will be walking into the grand final with high confidence.

The pinnacle match of the night was our PLC Sapphire team competing in the Senior A Girls Semi Final. This was an intense physical and mental battle and our girls had to give everything to keep the contest close. While the final quarter didn’t go the way they might have hoped, they should nevertheless be incredibly proud of what they have achieved this season. A big thank you to our coaches Mel Pietrala, Emma Lendrum, Taylor Edwards, Sophia Rule, Emma Frohmuller, Ella Ousley and Zoe Lewis for their incredible commitment to their teams this season. A special mention must go to our Netball Coordinator, Michelle Dufty, for her leadership of the netball program as she has put considerable time and energy into bringing PLC Netball to new heights.

We wish the PLC Jade and the PLC Opal’s all the best for their Grand Finals next week and we would love to see plenty of support out on the courts for our teams.

Vicki Wilson Netball

We were pleased to have 5 teams represent PLC at the annual Vicki Wilson Netball Tournament held at the Maroochydore Multi-Sport Complex. PLC Sapphire Team competed well in pool matches and went down to Matthew Flinders by 4 points. PLC Emerald was equal first in their pool matches and qualified for the semi-finals. They, unfortunately, went down in their semi-final match after losing players through injuries. PLC Pearl and Jade competed well in their development divisions, showing improvement in their team cohesion across the day. PLC Boys played well in their first campaign and will have gained valuable experience from their efforts throughout the day.

Final Team Standings:

PLC Sapphire 2nd    

PLC Pearl 5th

PLC Emerald: Equal 1st

PLC Jade 4th

PLC Boys 6th

Senior Soccer

This week saw a wrap up for our Senior Soccer teams’ SCISSA season. Our Senior Boys played their Semi Final at home against Suncoast and, unfortunately, due to missing players, could not play to their normal standard. This will be disappointing for the players, but they should be proud of their efforts throughout the season. The Senior Girls Team 2 played their Semi Final at St Andrews and took the game all the way to a penalty shootout. Whilst they didn’t close out the game in the shootout, they played extremely well throughout the season and showed fantastic commitment each and every week to turn up for each other. Thank you to coaches Leah Croke, Jack Best and Steve Rattey for their work throughout the season with our senior teams.

Junior and Intermediate Volleyball

It was a strong finish for our Junior and Intermediate Volleyball teams in the SCISSA competition. Well done to our Junior Girls and Intermediate Girls Team 1 for strong wins at home to finish their season. The teams have been working hard to improve their skills, so it was good to see them achieve positive results to finish. Our Intermediate Boys played a tough away game and while they were a dominant force in the first set, they couldn’t match the intensity of their opposition for the rest of the match. The Junior Boys had the week off after a double header last week and will be hoping that results go their way for a finals berth next week. Thank you to Liam Jacka, Tiffany Harman, Georgina Snelling and Rob Belchamber for giving their time and energy to support their teams in after-school sport each week.

Term 3 Competitive and Friday Sport

A link has been emailed to all students to sign up for their Term 3 Friday sports choices. Please note that students who had pre-selected to be in the following sports do not need to sign up. Students in these sports will train during these times.

Competitive Basketball, Competitive Touch Football, Competitive Water Polo, Competitive Girls 10 aside Rugby, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Dance.

We ask that all students complete their selections no later than the 16th of June.

Friday Sports Selections are as follows for Term 3:

Sport Development: Rugby 7’s

Sport For Life: Tennis, Fitness, Self Defence, Recreational Rotations, Mixed Social Sport.

More details about the sports options can be found by accessing the Clipboard link.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport

Junior Sport

3-6 PLC Athletics

Last Thursday PLC students, staff and spectators were greeted with beautiful weather conditions for the 2023 Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival held at The University of the Sunshine Coast. It was great to see high levels of student participation and house spirit on display throughout the day.

The high level of competition also stood out with ten records broken during the carnival. Congratulations to the following students who were able to set new records:

At the completion of the carnival, age champions and runners-up were awarded after calculating individual places from all events. Well done to the following students who were either runner-up or age champions for their age level.

After all points were tallied at the end of the carnival, the champion House for 2023 was announced. Well done to Wira House who were crowned the Years 3-6 2023 Athletics champions. The overall points were as follows:

Sunshine Coast Marathon

PLC will once again register a team to compete at the upcoming Sunshine Coast Marathon on Sunday 13th August 2023. This will be the culminating event for students who have attended Run Club. We would also like to encourage any other interested students to join us by entering if they are keen runners. There are a range of distances available on the day: 2km, 5km, 10km and 21.1km (age dependent).

Mrs Kiernan has set up a team for the event, please search for “PLC Run Club 2023”. When entering your child please select this team and you will receive a 10% discount off your entry price. Parents are more than welcome to enter and run as part of this team as well.

On the day, PLC will have a tent set up where we can meet, and some refreshments will be provided for students after the race.

It would be great to see as many of you as possible come along and join in on the day.

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 shirts on this day.

Student Success

Congratulations to Scarlett van den Hurk (Year 5) and Aiden Booker (Year 6) who competed on Tuesday at the Sunshine Coast Regional Cross Country Titles held at Noosa.

Aiden ran in the 12 years boys’ race and finished in 10th place whilst Scarlett ran in the 11 years girls’ race and finished in 6th place. Scarlett has now qualified for the Sunshine Coast team to run at the upcoming Queensland State Titles.

Well done Scarlett and Aiden.

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

The first round of winter games produced more impressive results for our girls, with the majority of our teams having a win:

•          Fireballs (Div1) 39 - 28

•          Fury (Div2) 20 - 18

•          Mavericks (Div4) 25 - 16

•          Avengers (U12-1) 33 - 18

•          Rebels (U12-2) 21 – 6

Our Dynamos (GO-1), Spirits (GO-2) and Angels (SET) teams continue to have fun developing their netball skills each game.

Important notice: all players must sign the game sheet prior to taking the court.  Any substitute players must be listed below the registered players for the team, with the division and team name they are registered in next to their name and signature. Incorrect completion of the game sheet will result in loss of points.

Just a reminder that Caloundra indoor stadium is undergoing roof repairs through to September so games will be held at one of the following locations:

1. Pacific Lutheran College Woodlands Blvd and Red Cedar Drive Meridan Plains

2. Aura Netball Club, Nirimba Sports Complex, Nirimba Sports Drive (access via Aura Blvd, Park Ave) – there is very limited spectator viewing (so please vacate after your match as quickly as possible)

3. Nirimba State Primary School, Park Avenue (access via Aura Blvd) – there is very limited spectator viewing (so please vacate after your match as quickly as possible). ONLY WATER PERMITTED in the Indoor area - strictly no food or other drinks.

Please check Netball Connect for current details regarding the venue and game times for your team.

Please ensure players arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their games so that they can participate in the team warm-up, fill water bottles, and sign the game sheet.

Everyone should now have received a new playing dress – if not, please talk to your coach or manager. Please let your team manager know if the dress does not fit properly so we can arrange for a replacement.  If you haven’t already done so, please bring old dresses to the games this weekend for collection. The old dresses can continue to be worn until a new dress is provided.

It is important to contact your Team coach or Manager as soon as possible if your daughter is unable to attend training or the game.  Please ensure your team manager and coach have your correct contact details (email and mobile phone number).

Facebook: PLC Netball Club
Instagram: PLC Netball Club

Mrs Donna Townsend, PLC Netball Club President

Pacific FC

Our teams completed their Round 11 matches last weekend across the Sunshine Coast.

Click here for the Round 11 Match Reports.

Competitive Results

U12 Pacific Marlins v Mooloolah Tigersnakes TBA

U13 Pacific Razors v Bli Bli Bishops 1-6

U15 Pacific Barracudas v Buderim Cyclones 0-2

Round 12 will be held at PLC this weekend.

Click here for the full draw.

U6 Pacific Wahoos v Stella Twisters PLF05 8:30 AM

U6 Pacific Makos v Nambour Sabre Tigers Cubs PLF05 9:25 AM

U6 Pacific Trevallys v Nambour Mountain Lions Cubs PLF05 10:20 AM

U7 Pacific Manta Rays v Nambour Bobcats PLF03 8:30 AM

U7 Pacific Eagle Rays v Nambour Ocelots PLF04 8:30 AM

U8 Pacific Stingrays v Stella Heat PLF03 9:25 AM

U8 Pacific Angelffish v Buderim Mist PLF04 9:25 AM

U8 Pacific Snappers v Stella Hurricanes PLF03 10:20 AM

U9 Pacific Swordfish v Chancellor Comets PLF02 8:30 AM

U10 Pacific Sharks v Noosa Black PLF02 9:35 AM

U10 Pacific Seahorses v Palmwoods Samurais PLF02 10:40 AM

U12 Pacific Marlins Nambour Pumas PLF01 1:05 PM

U13 Razors and U15 Barracudas have a bye

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


13       Year 11 2024 QCE Information Evening

15       Ensembles Concert

17       Year 12 Retreat departure (returning 18th)

20       Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

21       P-2 Cross Country Carnival

21       Term 2 Concludes

22       NZ Music Tour departs (returning 2nd July)


11       Term 3 Commences