The Friends of Pacific meeting last week was an energising experience where new and continuing members made valuable contributions to thinking about College and Friends of Pacific activities. As a learning community, the strong positive connections between staff, students and parents is an important element in the richness of experience at Pacific. We thank the many parents who, through involvement in soccer, netball, Friends of Pacific and as parent representatives, help to strengthen this important partnership and provide important opportunities for growth.
Congratulations to our Year 11 Debating team who won their first debate against Mueller College as part of the QDU Debating season. We wish speakers Lachlan Buchanan, Noah Beasley, Alexander Jose, chairperson Amedy Buchanan and coach Mrs Ceilidh King all the best for the season and thank Mr Alex O’Connor for his inspiration and leadership of our debaters.
It was great to see the energy and spirit of sporting teams training and playing this week. Our open boys soccer team played with great skill and spirit to win a closely contested game against Good Shepherd Lutheran College. As they played, a number of our Saturday netball teams were fully engaged in their training on the courts alongside them and our volleyball teams were playing at various venues across the Coast, including our gym. Thank you to our teachers, parents and students who bring these experiences to life.
We look forward to the International Women’s Day breakfast next Friday. The theme of EachforEqual encourages us to see the equal dignity and capacity that all people have and for each of us to be proactive in encouraging and enabling people to fully explore and utilise their potential. The whole family is invited to come along and be entertained by the talents of our music students as you enjoy great food provided by our hospitality students.
The safety of children is a priority for us at Pacific. Members of our community are encouraged to refamiliarise themselves with the College Child Protection Policy which follows. The full policy statement can be accessed via the Links tab in Parent Lounge.
May God give us joy as we reground ourselves in God’s love and grace this Lenten season.
Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal