In this issue:
Principal's News
Learning & Innovation News
Pastor's News
Senior School News
Middle School News
Junior School News
Middle/Senior Sports News
Junior School Sports News

Items to note:
Important Dates
2020 School Bus Applications
Careers Corner
Learning Centre News
P&F News
College News
College Events
Dates For Your Calendar
Community News

Staying Connected
The Lutheran Church was established in South Australia in 1838 by German emigrants from Prussia who came because of religious persecution. Although this persecution ceased in the mid-1840s, many more Germans followed, seeking the better life that the first migrants reported to them. Settlements were established at Klemzig, Hahndorf, Lobethal and in the Barossa Valley. Some 20,000 German Lutherans migrated to South Australia between 1838 and 1860. With the expansion of settlement, the German Lutherans began to spread out across the state in search of larger landholdings. In their settlements, they soon built churches and schools.
The provision of education for their children was a priority for the early Lutherans. Many congregational primary schools were started in the 1800s. During World War I the schools were closed in South Australia by an Act of Parliament. However, they gradually reopened after the war. Secondary colleges were also started in the 1890s. In the 1970s and 1980s, there was a rapid expansion in the Lutheran school system and numerous primary and secondary schools were established, especially in Queensland.

Principal's News

Helping Your Teenager Do Well
When children reach adolescence, just when it may feel like your child is beginning to pull away, your involvement and support matter profoundly.

Parenting practices in early adolescence predict educational achievement, especially parents helping teens set goals and explore interests. Helping young teens develop aspirations is essential to helping them engage with, and succeed in, school.

Three parenting practices become more important during adolescence, as young people assume greater control over their own development:

  1. Autonomy support - providing opportunities for young people to make choices, make decisions, and develop solutions to problems independently.
  2. Monitoring - providing clear and consistent guidelines and knowing where young people are, what they’re doing, and who their friends are.
  3. Warmth - a supportive relationship between parent and child.
These parenting practices have both short-term positive associations with aspiration, exam results and school engagement and long-term effects on further education.

Aspirations are the key to engagement; when connected to aspirations, engagement in school becomes self-motivating. This connection is also important for students who are already high achievers.
Parents remain a significant influence through adolescence and early adulthood by promoting aspirations, helping their children find meaning and purpose in their schoolwork and showing them how their current endeavours fit into their longer-term goals and identities.
Parental warmth, including trust and connectedness, provides the emotional security and foundation young people need to explore their ideas and interests. It enables parents to both affirm and shape who adolescents will become.
Acknowledgement: Professor Nancy E. Hill whose Harvard research is re-conceptualising parenting for academic success and identifying strategies for families and schools to work together to support adolescents' emerging aspirations, achievement, and future success.

Yours in Christ,
Elisabeth Fenske - Principal

Learning & Innovation News

Peace Lutheran College Values
This year, Peace Lutheran College has intentionally promoted the College values of Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community. Term 4 at the College has seen a focus on the last of these values, 'Community'. At Peace, community is about enhancing the partnership between parents, students and teachers.
All people need to belong to a community. Each of us belongs to a family, sports team, club or the church. The sense of belonging to a community is important for people to be the best people they can be.
Research suggests a sense of belonging is central to successful schooling outcomes. Belonging to a community is indicative of educational success and long-term health and wellbeing (OECD, 2016).
School is a central part of young people’s lives. If they feel accepted and a part of their school community they are more likely to participate in school activities. They will actively seek out and engage in both academic and non-academic school-based activities (OECD, 2017).

Recently, there have been many opportunities for everyone to be involved in the community of Peace.  Last week was the annual Spring Fair which involved many people from across the College community coming together to hold this highly successful event.  Such events are only possible because of the commitment of individuals to the community to which they belong.

The building, nurturing and maintaining a strong sense of community at Peace Lutheran College is both important and the responsibility of all.

Best regards,
Clare MacDermott - Head of Learning & Innovation

Pastor's News

The fourth of our key values here at Peace Lutheran College is “Community”.
So, did you know that the BCCM and the LCA are a part of the LWF community? After I explain the anacronyms, the question will make sense.

Everyone belongs to multiple communities – families, teams, clubs, schools, nations and states, and also the global community. Communities are united by the things they have in common. The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) is a member of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which is made up of Lutheran churches from around the world including the Basel Christian Church in Malaysia (BCCM).
During the school holidays, the students and staff on the Borneo Service & Challenge trip met fellow members of the wider, global Lutheran community – members of the BCCM. We were blessed to join them for church one Sunday, mingle with their youth group, and visit the Grace Centre in Kota Kinabalu.
PLC with the youth of BCCM in Kota Kinabalu.
Grace Centre is a school for undocumented children run by the BCCM. It was heartening to meet and support fellow members of the Lutheran community.
Playing with students at Grace Centre.
Inside the BCCM church in Kota Kinabalu.
Communities are united by the things they have in common. Around the world Lutherans, like all Christians, are united wherever they may be, by faith in Jesus Christ our Saviour. And as the Scriptures declare, this faith “is a gift of God, so that no one may boast” for “it is by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:8) and this makes us children of God (Galatians 3:26). What a wonderful community to be a part of!
PLC Borneo Team ready to climb the mountain!
The College plans to have another service and challenge trip in 2021.

God bless.
Pastor Adam - College Pastor

Senior School News

Graduation Formal
In preparation for the upcoming Graduation Formal on Saturday 9th November, the Year 12 students are now in full swing, practising their Formal Dance on Wednesday afternoons, with the help and patience of Mr Brigden and his considerable dancing expertise. Mrs Eime and Mr O’Mara, who are the supporting College teachers, also bring with them some very clear ideas on choreography and an enormous amount of improvised dancing experience.

Thank you to Mrs Eime for organising these classes and her ongoing work towards the graduation and formal events, it sounds like it is shaping up to be a spectacular evening this year. This year’s graduates will enjoy a final week of retreat activities before the big Graduation send-off on Friday 15th November. We look forward to seeing many of you there to celebrate our 2019 Graduates.
Year 12 Dancing
The Year 12 students have had four weeks of dancing lessons. We are extremely grateful to Mr Steven Bridgen who has provided dance instruction and guidance. Students have enjoyed these sessions very much and are now looking forward to showing their dancing skills at the upcoming formal.
I hope you enjoy watching the video as a sneak peek of what to expect for the more formal dances at the Year 12 Formal. Imagine what the students will look like, all dressed up…
Juanita Eime
Year Level Coordinator (Year 12)
Year 12 Formal Dance Lesson
Driving the Message Home
At Peace Lutheran College, we pride ourselves in the pastoral care that we offer our students. Part of this extends to preparing them for the future beyond school.  

On Thursday 24th October, the Year 12 students participated in a Driving The Message Home day, which was coordinated by Queensland Police. The day provided an opportunity for students to consider how to keep themselves and others safer on the roads and in social situations. Road safety was a major focus of the day.  

One highlight was the opportunity for students to drive golf buggies on the College oval. Fully supervised by Queensland Police, students were able to wear goggles that replicated alcohol impairment while driving the golf buggy through a marked course. Students were also expected to efficiently park the golf buggy in a designated area. While this activity brought forth lots of laughter from students (and the supervising police officers!), the serious nature of how alcohol impairs a person’s reaction times, their ability to think clearly and manage a vehicle was highlighted. Students became very aware of the real dangers of drinking and driving, while in a safe and supported environment. 

Year 12 students were put to the test - wearing goggles that replicated alcohol impairment whilst driving.

Many thanks to Senior Constable Aleda Day, Matt Mitchell (Queensland Police Service), and Michael Bryce (Volunteer Fire Fighter) for the valuable insights that they provided to the students about a range of topics related to personal safety.

All students commented on how valuable the day was and they appreciated the opportunity to discuss alcohol consumption and impact on driving, driving safety, personal safety, and road safety. We are grateful to Queensland Police Service for offering this wonderful opportunity to our Year 12 students. 

What’s your name? Who’s your mob? What makes you deadly?
These are questions the Year 12 students were challenged to ask each other during a session with Semara Jose, Chairperson of Deadly Indigenous Youth Doing Good (DIYDG).
We are grateful to Semara for coming to our College to encourage the Year 12 students. At this time of year, students have been working extremely hard to complete assessments and focus on revision for exams. It was a wonderful opportunity to have activities led by Semara that promoted relationship building, reconnecting with each other, laughter and movement, and personal reflection. We hope that you noticed the smiles from the Year 12s at the end of the day on Wednesday 11th September!

Thank you, Semara, for helping us to have some balance in our busy lives.

Year 12s Lead Chapel with a Focus on Community
It was a pleasure to see the leadership of the Year 12 students shine as they led our College community with Chapel on Thursday this week. This chapel service was a special one where the Senior Students had a final opportunity to lead the worship.

We are grateful for their very strong and positive message about how we are a community, how it is important to seek ways to join in with the Peace community, and how we each have something to offer in service to others.

Their chapel highlighted the very special place we have at Peace. The students also mentioned that Peace Lutheran College is special due to being a boarding school, and a multicultural school, which enriches our community.

Thank you, Year 12s, for presenting a message about how we can work together to achieve great things.

Rosies - Friends on the Street Outreach
Last week, our Year 12s participated in their last Rosies outreach, which involved preparing and serving food to people in need.
As the Year 12s graduate, we need new volunteers to fill this role and serve the homeless people of Cairns one evening a month. The next outreach is on Thursday the 21st of November. If you are in Year 10 or Year 11 and interested in joining the Rosie’s team, please see Miss Pudelko.
Year 11 Camp – Echo Creek, Tully
Year 11 students are on camp Monday to Wednesday in week four, where the process of electing our new Senior School Captains will begin. Mr Johnson and Pastor Adam have been working hard to provide an action-packed and reflective program.

The camp is supported by Lutheran Youth Queensland (LYQ) staff who will be leading some activities. Students will enjoy three days of varied activities, heading down to the beautiful Eco Creek Adventure Centre located in the heart of the Tully Valley, midway between Cairns and Townsville. Situated on a 240-acre cattle property amongst the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, our students will experience the thrills, spills and adrenalin of activities but also the tranquil, peaceful and abundant natural aspects of the Wet Tropics.
Senior Social Evening
Senior Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 had an enjoyable evening at the Cairns Esplanade on Friday 18th October. It was great to see many of the Senior students take the opportunity to socialise with friends, and across the year levels. The evening was enjoyed by all, with bocce, beach volleyball, handball, soccer and card games occurring during the night. We also had a wonderful representation of Senior staff who came along to support the students. Thank you to Mr Cummings, Mrs Cummings, Mrs Eime, Pastor Adam, Mr O’Mara, Miss Pudelko, Mr Johnson, Mrs Bolton and Mr Brooking who supported the evening. A huge thank you goes to Miss Pudelko who organised the event and catering. We are also grateful to Mr Cecchi who assisted behind the scenes with the catering.
Some positive comments that came from the students:
“This is good, it gets us out and joining in with each other”
“I hope we do some more of this next year. I like mixing up the grades.”
“I had a lot of study to do this weekend, but it is nice to take a break and have fun.”

God bless,
Peter Cummings - Head of Senior School

Middle School News

As we approach the halfway mark of the final term of the year, there is much occurring in Middle School at this time of the year. I have attempted to highlight some significant events leading up to the end of the year.
Year 9 Informal
As a celebration of the completion of the Middle School years, our Year 9 students are looking forward to their Informal, this coming Friday night. The night will be full of fun and entertainment for the students, with the Informal Committee, made up of a number of Year 9 students, having planned much of the night.

Sincere thanks to Mr Cecchi and the Hospitality students who will cater for the evening. Much preparation has gone into this night by Mr Cecchi and the students.
Year 6, 2020 Information Evening
An information evening will be held on Thursday, 7th November for current and new families that will be entering Year 6 in 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Middle School staff, particularly teachers who will be working within the Year 6 cohort next year. The evening is based around providing information to families about the middle school experience and what they can look forward to starting next year.

Year 6 Transition Day
The following week, Wednesday, 13th November, the current Year 5 students who will be entering Middle School at Peace will participate in a transition day in Year 6. This will allow students to visit classes and classrooms and meet teachers who teach this specific year level.
Community Service Awards
Already in Term 4, we have had twenty-one deserving students receive Service Awards for the nominated hours that they have contributed to the College’s Service program. Congratulations to the following students on their service awards:
Platinum Award (30)
Coco Dare
Jessica Cooks
Jaziba Iftikhar

Bronze Award (5+)
Max Twist

Silver Award (10+)
She-in Kim
Kayla Randall
Stephanie Martinez
Gold Award (20+)
Emily Mortley
Tiana Weidner
Morgan Van-Welderen
Sophie Bonnin    
Miles Vallely    
Hannah Nelson
Thomas Hackett    
Dana Evans    
Ashy Walker    
Georgia Barrett    
Nicholas Rudani    
Alice-Lee Walker    
Clinton Noipo

Best regards,
Brett Toombs - Head of Middle School

Junior School News

Recent Events
It is well researched that learning and making meaning of learning increases through real-life experiences. This form of learning also has a longer impact as students tend to remember experiences more than just knowledge. This is the base of our PBL units of work.
Recently, two events in Year 1 and Year 5 have highlighted the importance of relevant hands-on experiences in learning.

Year 1
The Year 1 classes had a fantastic day at Tjapukai to support their PBL unit of learning. They wrote detailed recount stories. Here is just one of them.

Year 5

As part of their PBL unit studying the Gold Rush in Australia, the Year 5s spent the day ‘living in the past’. They have completed a comprehensive study of the life and times of people in the Gold Rush and used the famous artwork of Sydney Nolan as inspiration for their own pieces of art.

The Spring Fair was a fantastic community event!

I would like to express thanks to the P&F committee members, the staff, students and families who made this event amazing!
  • Musical Performances at Caravonica Waters
    - Tuesday 12th November, 9:00 am -11:00 am
  • Presentation Ceremony
    - Tuesday 19th November, 8:30 am in the Peace Centre
  • Instrumental Music Concert
    - Tuesday 19th November, 3:30 pm in the PPAC
  • Christmas Concert
    - Friday 22nd November in the Peace Centre
  • Orientation Morning
    - Monday 25th November, 8:30 am - 10:30 am (All JS classes, including new students and Preps. Year 5 go to Year 6 for this time.)
  • Learning Expo
    - Tuesday 26th November, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in classrooms
  • Last day of the school year
    - Wednesday 4th December

Best regards,
Sarah Rowan - Head of Junior School

Middle/Senior School Sports News

Year 11/12 Aquatic Practices - Boat Licences
Year 11/12 Aquatic Practices students successfully obtained their Recreational Marine Driver's Licence this term. Congratulations go to the following students:
  • Matthew McKellar
  • Oscar Mooney
  • Mitchell Symes
  • Joel Howarth
  • Amaiya Barter
  • Xanthe Nitschke
  • Lily-Jasmine Miles
  • Cooper Sandy
  • Narelle Gabori
  • La'Schaya Body
  • Isabella Thaiday
  • Nardia Amini
  • Cajun Darby
FNQ Schools Volleyball Tournament
Peace Lutheran College played two teams in the 2019 FNQ Schools Volleyball Tournament held at Edmonton PCYC on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October. The Senior Boys had some very tough competition and finished the tournament with two strong wins.
The Junior Girls team consisting of Year 9 students, Kiali, Alice-Lee, Denise, Arime, Natalie, Naydia, Natasha and Cara, and Year 8 student, Serah, played brilliantly on both days and made it all the way to the Grand Final! The girls were narrowly defeated in the Grand Final match.

Despite losing the Grand Final, Kiali was named Grand Final Most Valuable Player. Well done girls on a fantastic effort.
Congratulations to Ella Nulley and Talarah Henseleit. Both girls competed in the ANQ (Athletics North Queensland) Championships in Townsville in the September holidays.

Ella competed in the Long Jump, 400m, 800m and 1500m. She finished 3rd in the 400m and 2nd in the 800m and has qualified to compete in the 800m at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney in March 2020.

Talarah competed in the 100m and 200m sprint events. She finished 2nd in the 100m and 1st in the 200m and has also qualified in both events for the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney in March 2020. Talarah also represented Peninsula at the recent Queensland Schools Athletics Championships in Cairns at Barlow Park. She finished 5th in the 200m Final, 4th in the 100m Final (missing out on a bronze medal by only 0.04 seconds), and was a member of the 4 x 100m Relay team that finished 3rd and won Bronze.

Well done girls – fantastic efforts from you both.

Yours in sport.
Jason Atkins - Middle & Senior School Sports Coordinator

Junior School Sports News

Welcome back to everyone and I look forward to another busy term ahead. Already we have had our female T20 cricketers participate in the regional finals and although they didn't win the tournament, the girls played well all day.
This Term my focus in Junior School is to promote teamwork and communication as I'll be setting up a monster obstacle course for the student to compete. This will include many of the skills already covered this year, like basketball shooting/soccer kick, as well as a number of new challenges to master. The teams of four will be required to work together in the hope of completing the lap in the fastest possible time.

As we draw closer to the end of the term I'll be finishing the Years 3, 4 and 5 programs with table tennis while the younger students will be taught a game known as Kickball.

Swimming has begun for our Junior School students and by all reports, it is going really well (except a few complaints about how cold the water is). The program will last for four weeks and I hope the students enjoy their time in the water.

A reminder that the early morning fitness training has started up again with both basketball and general fitness classes being offered to all students. This will run for the duration of this term, each Thursday morning from 7:30 am - 8:10 am. The Friday after school shooting practice has also started and I encourage all my basketballers to attend all possible training as our teams get closer to competing in finals.

Best regards,
Tom Dunsmuir - Junior School Sports Coordinator

Careers Corner

Is Your Child Thinking of Taking a Gap Year?
The trend towards taking a gap year after completing Year 12 is increasingly common. However, the key to a beneficial gap year is using it to your advantage. One of the biggest tips I give students who are looking to take a gap year is to MAKE IT COUNT. Whether it be travelling, studying or working, the key is not to waste the opportunity.

For those students who are looking for work, I encourage you to find meaningful work. There are many local employers who are extremely keen to employ local Year 12 graduates due to the benefits they bring their business including, their familiarity with the region; they are likely to stay for at least 12 months, and they are highly trainable.

Jobs are starting to appear on websites such as Seek and social media job boards highlighting local opportunities so it is critical to have your resume ready and start applying. Most employers will look to start their graduates in early January when offices re-open from the Christmas/New Year holiday so there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourself!

Resources are available at school to support students developing their resume and cover letters for job applications. Please encourage your child to contact me to guide them through this process.

There are also some great articles on the Year 13 website. This site is aimed at guiding and assisting students as they start taking big steps towards adulthood and independence.  You can find more information here.
Ergon Energy Site Visit
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 recently participated in a site visit to Ergon Energy to find out more about their organisation, career pathways and recruitment processes.

The interactive site visit provided information to students about apprentice and graduate pathways in the areas of Operations, Design and Engineering and Innovation.  It was a real eye-opener for our students who were amazed at how big the organisation was and its scope of work throughout Queensland. Thank you to the Business Liaison Association for organising this opportunity.

Best regards,
Rebecca Bolton - Careers & Guidance Officer

Learning Centre News

Premier’s Reading Challenge
Thank you to all of the students who participated in the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge. The challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure or learning. One hundred and thirty-one students across Junior and Middle School participated in the Challenge with 91 students completing it. Our students read 2,000 books, which is quite an achievement.

Students who completed the challenge were presented with a certificate signed by the Premier of Queensland. The winning year level, reading the highest percentage of books, was Year 1, who were congratulated with a book prize pack.
Book Club & Book Fair
Thank you once again to all of the families who supported the College throughout the year by purchasing books from the Book Club each term, and the Easter and Book Week Book Fairs. This year your contributions have enabled the College to receive over $8,000 in resources for the school.
End of Year Returns
The Learning Centre will close to students on Friday 29th November for stocktake. All library books, English novels, loan and Abstudy laptops will need to be returned by:
  • Year 12 - Friday 8th November
  • Prep to Year 11 - Friday 29th November
All Year 11 day students may keep their textbooks throughout the school holidays for study purposes.  These have been extended until the end of 2020.

Best regards,
Tanya Mills & Kim McKinlay - Learning Centre

Parents & Friends News

Spring Fair Wrap Up
The Peace Lutheran College P&F greatly appreciated everyone’s help at our Spring Fair. A very special thank you to the entire College community who volunteered their time to help, you have done an amazing job! This event is always a huge undertaking and we could not have done it without you.

We also send a big thank you to the teachers, students, parents and the army of volunteers that have brought this Spring Fair to life. Thank you also to all the businesses who stepped up and helped with prizes, raffle donations, auction items, performances and demonstrations.
Thank you to our Spring Fair Supporters
We sincerely thank all the sponsors and contributors to our Spring Fair. Without their support and assistance, we would not be able to deliver this wonderful event for our local community. We ask all our school families to please support these businesses as they have supported our school.
Thank you to our Auction Sponsors
A special thank you to Paul Stirling from Ray White Cairns Beaches - auctioneer extraordinaire who conducted our inaugural auction. Many positive comments have been received. It was enjoyed by all who participated. The auction raised $2,775 and some left a little poorer but with great prizes! 

Auction Sponsors:
  • Paronella Park
  • Mamu Skywalk
  • Barron River Hotel
  • I&J Millyard
  • Cairns Coconut Resort
  • Cairns Wake Park
  • Mosquito Cairns
  • Great Adventures
  • Shirts North
  • Tuff Tyres FNQ
  • Goodmarks Driving School
  • Skyrail
  • Simone Arnol
  • P&F
  • Tjapukai
  • WIP Construction
  • La Bella Boutique
  • Genesis Fitness
  • Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Thank you to our Cent Sale Sponsors
  • Bright Star Kids
  • Snowdon Family
  • Harleys Education
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Stratford Pharmacy
  • P&F
  • Coast Roast Coffee
  • Leonards Redlynch
  • Redlynch Central Car Wash
  • Paradise Palms
  • Genesis Fitness
  • Artistry of hair
  • Laser Fun
  • Garricks Camera House
  • Harleys Educational
  • Oxlades Art Kit
  • First Aid Academy Pty Ltd
  • Hart Sports
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Lane Orthodontics
  • Salvation Army Cairns
  • Kuranda Koala Garden
  • Coffee Club
  • Crystal Caves
  • Inflatable Kingdom
  • Sugarworld Waterpark
  • GSL Aviation
  • Cairns Taipans
  • Blazing Saddles
  • iplay Australian
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Fusion Fight & Fitness
  • Scania
  • Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Brothers Leagues Club
  • Bernie Singleton
  • Qld Country Credit Union
  • Raging Thunder
  • Mungalli Falls
  • RSC Diesel
  • Coffee Club Redlynch
  • Arrow Tag Cairns
Thank you to our Wheelbarrow Raffle Sponsor
  • Cairns Hardware
Thank you to our Spring Fair Entertainment Contributors
  • Center Stage Dance Studios
  • Cairns City Kennel Club
  • Brad Hope Family Martial Art
  • GBR Lion Team
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Cultural Food Precinct & Entertainment
It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces of our Peace Community enjoying our Cultural Food Precinct and enjoying all the tasty food available! The vibe was complemented by the very talented music students and Teachers who entertained throughout the event.

Thank you to everyone who contributed and volunteered their time to bring the Cultural Food Precinct together - your support is the reason our Spring Fair food and entertainment offering was such a huge success.

  • Annabel's Bakery
  • Bidfood
  • Coral coast Marquee & Party Hire
  • Red Beret Hotel
  • Ben Johnson
Cooking Competition
Our talented culinary students rose to the challenge of the Mystery Box Master Chef Cooking Competition.  Congratulations to all students who entered the cooking competition and served up some amazing dishes.

First Competition:
  • Mila Fox and Ane Botha - 1st Place (181 points)
  • Jasmine Lambert and Charlotte Eime - 2nd Place (171 points)
  • Kiera Hewitson and Holly Torrent - 3rd Place (164 Points)
  • Matthew Nelson and Junis Linderhaus - 4th Place (161 points)
  • Eddie Haworth and Shane Shaji - 4th Place (161 points)
Second Competition:
  • Isabelle McCullough and Ashleigh Tran - 1st Place (186 points)
  • Charlotte Shaji and Jaziba Iftikhar - 2nd Place (183 points)
  • Isabel Rowan and Nikita Howarth - 3rd Place (171 points)
  • Charlie Kratzmann and Matt Golombick - 4th Place (165 points)

Thank you to Mr Cecchi for organising and supporting the students. A big thank you to our wonderful and supportive Judges Chefs - our own Luukas Trautner and Tony Lewis - for your dedication.
2019 AGM
The 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday, 20th November 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Peace Lutheran College Staff Lounge.

Current P&F Executive:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
Positions for Appointment
All current positions for the P&F Committee will be declared vacant and new appointments will be made during the AGM on Wednesday, 20th November 2019. These roles are listed below, along with a brief description of their key responsibilities.

PRESIDENT - The President chairs each P&F meeting; manages and leads the discussion and the deployment of all initiatives that are channelled through the P&F Committee, and also liaises with the Principal.

VICE-PRESIDENT - The Vice-President is responsible for providing support to the President in his or her role (outlined above) and will fill in for the President in his or her absence.

SECRETARY - The Secretary keeps in order all of the P&F's affairs and records; and drives the agenda and minutes for all meetings.

TREASURER - The Treasurer manages the accounts for the P&F, producing basic budgets and Profit & Loss financials for the year; and is the counter of the cash. This is a great role for someone who is well organised and good with Excel spreadsheeting and accounting.

Applications for Nominations Are Now Open
To qualify as an official nomination, applications must be received by the President two days prior to the date of the AGM. Nominations for an Executive position will close two days before an Annual General Meeting.

All nominations for an Executive position shall remain confidential and be privy between only the President and the Vice-President until two days before an Annual General Meeting, after which time all nominations shall be advertised in the P&F newsletter during election week to ensure transparency and to inform the school community who the nominees are.

Kindest regards,
Handan Y.Roper - P&F President

College News

2020 School Bus Applications Now Open

If you have a need to use the Peace Lutheran College school buses for transport to and/or from school in 2020, and you have not yet completed an application form, we urge you to do this as a priority as we have very limited seats available on each of our bus routes. If you have been using this service and you wish to use it again next year, you do need to complete and submit a new application form. You can access the form here.

Hospitality Centre

Building work on the new Hospitality Centre is now well underway and progressing according to plan. We expect work to be completed over the summer. This facility will be a valuable addition to the College's complement of new facilities.

College Events

Year 6, 2020 Info Night

Thursday 7th November
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Classrooms M1/M2
Find out more

Middle/Senior Presentation Night

Tuesday 12th November
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Peace Centre
Find out more

Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

Friday, 15th November
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Peace Centre
Find out more

Junior School Presentation Ceremony

Tuesday, 19th November
8:45 am - 10:00 am
The Peace Centre
Find out more

Peace Christmas Concert

Friday, 22nd November
The Peace Centre

Junior School Learning Expo

Tuesday, 26th November
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Junior School Classrooms
Find out more

Dates For Your Calendar

Year 9 Informal
Friday, 1 November 2019
The Peace Centre
Year 12 Block Exams
Mon 4 - Fri 8 November 2019
MS Captains' Speeches
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
The Peace Centre
Year 6, 2020 Information Night
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Classrooms M1/M2
Year 12 Formal
Saturday, 9 November 2019
Pullman International
Peace Church Service
Sunday, 10 November 2019
The Peace Centre
MS/SS Presentation Night
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
The Peace Centre
Year 12 Graduation Ceremony
Friday, 15 November 2019
The Peace Centre
JS Presentation Ceremony
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
The Peace Centre
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The Staff Lounge
Peace Christmas Concert
Friday, 22 November 2019
The Peace Centre
Peace Church Service
Sunday, 24 November 2019
The Peace Centre
JS & Year 6 Orientation Day
Monday, 25 November 2019
Junior School Learning Expo
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Junior School Classrooms
Last School Day - Year 10s & 11s
Friday, 29 November 2019

Last School Day - Prep to Year 9
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Boarders' Travel Day
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
PLC School Holidays Commence
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Staff Only Day
Friday, 6 December 2019
*No school for students on this day
Staff Only Day
Friday, 6 December 2019
*No school for students on this day
Admin Closed for Christmas
12:00 pm Friday, 13 December 2019

Admin Office Reopens
Monday, 13 January 2020
Public Holiday - Australia Day
Monday, 27 January 2020
First School Day for All Students
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Boarders' Travel Day
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The above events and associated dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please check the Peace Lutheran College website for most up to date calendar information.

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50 - 60 Cowley Street, Kamerunga Qld 4870
PO Box 72F, Freshwater Qld 4870
T: +61 7 4039 9000     F: +61 7 4039 1623

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