Principal's Log

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We are thankful that members of our community were able to stay safe through the recent weather events and encourage anyone who needs assistance to make contact with Pastor Tim Jarick. We were also very thankful that the recent flooding and rain events had no ongoing impact on either the internal or external spaces within the College with the exception of some minor dampness into one of our staffrooms.  We are grateful for the expertise of hydrologists and architects who have worked with us over many years to reduce the impact of major events on the campus. The College has also commissioned a very detailed report which provides guidance on how various rain events are expected to affect our broader catchment area, Kawana Forest and the College campus.  While we were hoping that this report would not be tested, the events over the weekend matched the data and predictions within the report. While reports and data are helpful, weather predicting is not an exact science and we always need to be prepared for the unexpected.  Families should monitor travel conditions and areas that they live within and make decisions early for the safety of their families using Council and government advice.  We are thankful to God for keeping our community safe and trust that you and your households remain safe over the coming days.

We congratulate Charles Box and Jasmine Groves on their successful participation in the Lions Youth of the Year competition conducted at the Caloundra Lions Club. We congratulate Charles on his win and wish him all the best for the next level of competition.  We thank Mrs Rae Hall for her support of these students as they prepared to participate in the Lions Youth of the Year competition.

All of us play an important role in keeping children safe within our community.  We have included a copy of the College‚Äôs Child Protection Policy in our newsletter. This policy can be found on our website and on NAV in the parent, staff and student portals.  All community members are asked to read the policy and play their part to keep our community safe.  Questions in regard to the policy can be emailed to Mrs Kim Bonello, Director of Staff (kbonello@pacluth.qld.edu.au) and Mr Damian Davis, Head of Staff and Students P-5 (ddavis@pacluth.qld.edu.au).

Next week we will be farewelling Ms Belinda Till our Community Liaison and Communications Officer.  Ms Till has provided strong support to the College in the area of communications over the past twelve months. We thank Ms Till for the professional expertise that she has brought into the role and celebrate with her the progress that has been made in our communications area under her leadership. Part of this process has been to begin the process of expanding the communications team.  We wish Ms Till and her family all the best.

We are all looking forward to the further relaxation of COVID-19 related restrictions from March 4th.  Details of school operations in relation to COVID-19 beyond March 4th are yet to be made available.  It is possible that recent events in Brisbane may slow this process.  Details of school operations will be emailed to families and staff once they are released.  This may be over the weekend.

We pray for all those affected by weather events and conflict and that God would continue to keep us safe. We pray that God would equip us to come together as community to support people in need and give a prayer of thanks for the gift of living on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

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