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Welcome to Caloundra City Private School

Caloundra City Private School is a leading co-educational, non-denominational school ideally set on 11 hectares in Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Our positive and vibrant learning community provides firm foundations for a love of life-long learning in a welcoming and nurturing environment. This enables all students to feel happy and valued, ensuring they are each empowered to reach their full potential.

Caloundra City Private School creates opportunities and pathways for all students to excel, develop character and learn ways to become world-ready as future global citizens. We want students to learn the art of self-direction and be courageous enough to make a positive difference in their communities, now and into their futures.

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Student Resilience

What's happening?

06 Sep

Year 12 Mock Exams Year 12 Student's Mock Exams throughout Weeks 9 & 10 Weeks 9 & 10

17 Sep

Grandparents Day Join us for a Teddy Bears Picnic with CCPS grandparents. 1:00-3:00PM

Our 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 their learning journey.

The Senior School is equipped with facilities and programs including:

  • Spacious classroom design.
  • Enjoyable one-on-one learning experiences in a caring, accepting and safe environment.
  • Access to a range of facilities and resources in both academic and co-curricular activities.

Junior School

The Junior School at Caloundra City Private School is an incredible 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 their 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.
  • Enjoyable one-on-one learning experiences in a caring, accepting and safe environment.
  • Access to a range of facilities and resources in both academic and co-curricular activities.
Junior School

Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre

Pelican’s Nest, Early Learning Centre is staffed by highly qualified Early Childhood specialists to support your children. We are passionate educators who provide an immersive Nature Play program. Outdoor play and experiences, such as bush walks, feeding the chickens and ducks and growing plants in our permaculture garden enable our educators to teach your children environmental awareness and sustainability in a practical way. Along with this, we run a strong numeracy and literacy program that leverages the resources of CCPS, giving your child the best start to their learning journey.

The Centre is open 51 weeks of the year excluding public holidays. The hours of operation are from 6.30am to 6.30pm.

Programs and curriculum

Our Early Learning Centre provides a developmental curriculum where each individual student’s program is based on their individual interest, progress, readiness and learning style. We working closley with families to ensure your child’s growth and development. More specifically our programs offer:

  • Accredited Nature Play Provider - outdoor play is embedded in our curriculum
  • Library Borrowing Program for Junior and Senior Nest - run at the CCPS library
  • Transition to School Program - to build confidence, wellbeing and school readiness for both Kindy and Prep
  • Individually Responsive Program -  nurtures relationships with each child and our Educators 
  • "Be You", "You Can Do It" and Bush Kindy program to foster social and emotional wellbeing
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City Stars Kindergarten

We know that Kindergarten is an integral part of the lifelong learning process. This is why we run a fully integrated school-based Kindergarten program which aims to prepare your child for Prep and beyond. This program has received an ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. This is the highest rating that can be achieved and is a testament to the work of our incredible educator’s.

This program gives your child access to all CCPS facilities and is incorporated into broader school programs and activities. As an example, our City Stars have a buddy class in Year 3 which forms relationships at the start of their Kindergarten year and is carried on throughout the year.

Learning experiences at City Stars Kindergarten are interesting, inviting and challenging. They allow the children to build on existing knowledge and discover new learning, with a particular focus on maximising early literacy and numeracy development.

Like all facets of Caloundra City Private School, we focus on your child’s individual development needs – because every child is different and learning programs are simply not a one size fits all.

We'd love to meet you and your little Star! Book a tour here.

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Michelle Fowler

Michelle Fowler

Junior School Parent

The incredible remote learning model our school leaders and teachers implemented throughout 2020 was successful and muchly appreciated. The level of tuition and engagement CCPS teachers have achieved is commendable. The students in all year levels showed great maturity by participating respectfully and applying themselves to their learning - a classroom culture and work ethic not easily achieved without good foundations. 

I have heard from many parents that their child has demonstrated real learning gains and are not nearly as concerned as they were originally about their child “falling behind”. Add that testimony to the confidence that our small cohort enables each teacher the ability to really identify and fill in any gaps of learning that may have happened during this time of remote learning reinforces that CCPS' model of schooling is incredibly advantageous to our children.

Rob and Heather Hartigan

Rob and Heather Hartigan

Senior School Parents

Rob and I just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to all/everyone at CCPS for the fabulous job you have done in getting our kids learning from home.

The work that has gone on behind the scenes from IT gurus, all staff (principal, teachers, administration etc.) to get everything operational must have been enormous.  For teachers who have had to prepare and present a whole new way of learning – thank you.  It is a testament to everyone at CCPS how smoothly (from a parents perspective), the process has been. 

The relief I felt when Connor and Rhys logged on Tuesday morning to see the bright, bubbly, smiling face of Ms Tralau can’t be underestimated! 

We have tried to impress upon the kids that we should take the opportunity to embrace the challenges we are facing at the moment and try to find innovative and new ways of adjusting to what is the new “normal”.  We could not have done this without CCPS doing the same.

Molly Rava

Molly Rava


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.