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Welcome to Caloundra City Private School

Caloundra City Private School is located within the beautiful natural environment at Pelican Waters near Pumicestone Passage, Sunshine Coast. Pelican Waters and South Caloundra offer exciting prospects for managed population growth and regional development. Our vibrant young school is well positioned to service this community with all of the benefits Independent Schooling in Queensland offers for girls and boys. As our children learn and grow we anticipate that they will be the wonderful future of this magnificent region which is the Sunshine Coast.

Our Classroom Learning Environment is carefully designed to be high, light and airy, catching the best of the Sunshine Coast’s northerly aspect. Combined with these innovative room designs, the school has invested in contemporary eLearning equipment, including individual devices for each student, and complementary software allowing twenty four hour access to learning resources.

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What's happening?

Episode 23 - Our Global Village

21, August 2018

In this podcast, Tracy Burton interviews Barbara Seaward - Head of Department Senior Schooling / Languages at Kawana Waters State College and District Panel Chair for Chinese on the Sunshine Coast.

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CCPS Curriculum for the future
CCPS Curriculum for the future

08, March 2018

If you have a child that began their school journey this year they will graduate Secondary school in 2030. They will enter a work force of occupations and opportunities that don’t yet exist.


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About the schools

Senior School

The transition from Junior School to Senior School is an exciting time for students as they commence the next stage in a lifelong educational journey. The Senior School is well resourced with a high quality program and an exceptional staff to support your child throughout his/her learning journey.

The Senior School is equipped with facilities and programs including:

  • Spacious classroom design.
  • Modern technology resources – students in Years P to 3 have access to class iPads on trolleys; Years 4 to 6 have BYOD iPads; and Years 7 to 12 each have a leased HP or Macbook Laptop.
  • Enjoyable learning experiences in a caring, accepting and safe environment.
  • Access to a full range of facilities and resources in both academic and co-curricular activities.

Junior School

The Junior School at Caloundra City Private School is a special place for learning and incorporates Kindergarten to Year 6. It is staffed with highly qualified early childhood and primary teachers who are dedicated to ensuring that your child has the best possible experiences during their time in the Junior School.

Quality buildings, exciting resources, an engaging curriculum and many additional opportunities are provided for your child during each phase of their development. The Junior School is well resourced with a high quality programme and an exceptional staff to support your child throughout his/her learning journey.

The Junior School is equipped with facilities and programs including:

  • Spacious and colourful classroom design, with covered climbing structures and sandpit areas which promote gross and fine motor development.
  • Modern technology resources – students in Years P to 3 have access to class iPads on trolleys; Years 4 to 6 have BYOD iPads; and Years 7 to 12 each have a leased HP or Macbook Laptop. 
  • Enjoyable learning experiences in a caring, accepting and safe environment.
  • Access to a full range of facilities and resources in both academic and co-curricular activities.

Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre

Pelican’s Nest, Early Learning Centre is staffed by highly qualified Early Childhood specialists to support your children.

All staff qualifications and child/staff ratios are in accordance with or better than the guidelines set in the Child Care Act, 2002 (Qld). All staff hold Positive Suitability Notices (Blue Cards) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.

The Centre is open 51 weeks of the year excluding public holidays. The hours of operation are from 6.30am to 6.30pm.
Our Centre has been designed to provide outstanding facilities and resources for young children. These include:

  • Air conditioned and heated rooms
  • Exceptional learning environment
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • A playground designed by the leading world company in playgrounds
  • Quality play and educational resources
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City Stars Pre Prep

City Stars Pre Prep is a new air-conditioned, purpose built facility staffed by qualified Early Childhood Teachers and Assistants.

The kindergarten has a technology rich environment with iPads and access to Caloundra City Private School’s Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Library.

Early literacy and numeracy skills are encouraged, valued and developed through a wide range of learning experiences.

Socialisation expands learning. Children are encouraged to work in small groups and learn from one another with input from teachers and parents. Links to other areas of the school are encouraged and developed.

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Testimonials

Kassandra Reynolds

Kassandra Reynolds

Teacher

Caloundra City Private School is built on traditional values that encourage every student to achieve their academic best, whilst developing positive character traits such as persistence, care, confidence and acceptance. Our school values of ‘excellence, integrity and learning’ are visible every day. The families at our school are positive, supportive and informed of their child’s progress in all areas.

I feel truly privileged to have been part of the teaching Staff at CCPS since 2006 and I am very happy to now have my daughter attending the School. Our Staff are dedicated, professional and caring, and they are committed to helping each student to set and achieve their personal and academic goals. I’ve been fortunate enough to teach within the Junior School, whilst contributing to the extra-curricular program and local community connection.

Within my class’ spacious, colourful classroom, I have access to the best in modern technology, such as an interactive whiteboard and BYOD iPads. All teachers at CCPS are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to implement curriculum changes and keep learning exciting and diverse. Each teacher acknowledges that education involves the development of the whole person, and they strive to help prepare each student, as they develop into life-long learners and positive members of society, within our ever-changing world.

Molly Rava

Molly Rava

Student

I have been attending Caloundra City Private School for eight years. Since then this school has opened up a variety of different opportunities. In 2017 I was given the opportunity to travel to Canada for 6 weeks, which was a truly life changing experience. In year 10 the opportunity of completing a Duke of Edinburgh award was put forth. With an open spirit I took it upon myself to complete not only my silver award but I have since gone onto my Gold award. I can proudly say that I have completed the award in June 2018, and this month a certificate will be awarded to me by inspiring people from across Australia. This school has changed my life, before I came to this school I struggled with academics now I’m proud to say that after school I plan to study Bio-medical Science, which will lead to a career in medicine. Overall I really appreciate and thank all of the teachers that have impacted my learning and my parents for sending me to a beautiful school. I know that I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and I believe that no other school could offer me the one on one learning and opportunities that this school has.

Cieran Kent

Cieran Kent

OP1 Student

Having attended CCPS for nine years before my graduation, I can say I am proud to have grown up in the CCPS family.  I have had the opportunity to travel on exchange to Japan and Scotland, which were both truly the experience of a lifetime. I also had the chance as a House Captain to lead Mclean house to their first ever championship.

I am grateful for the small class sizes and brilliant teachers, without which I would not have been able to achieve the School’s first OP1. Thanks to the dedication of the teaching staff, I am now studying Engineering at The University of Queensland.