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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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Episode 3 - STEM Education

13, October 2016

In 2015, the Federal Government committed an additional 12 million dollars to raise awareness, interest and achievement in STEM subjects in Australia’s primary and secondary schools.

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Podcast Transcript - Playful Aggression in the Primary School

22, November 2016

Dr Jennifer Hart an Associate Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Hart has 10 years of teaching experience within American early childhood settings and has coordinated courses on a rich array of early childhood topics at universities in the United States and Australia.

Podcast Transcript - STEM Education

15, October 2016

In 2015, the Federal Government committed an additional 12 million dollars to raise awareness, interest and achievement in STEM subjects across Australia's primary and secondary schools – STEM meaning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Podcast Transcript - Technology & Learning

09, September 2016

This is a transcript of the second podcast episode, Technology and Learning, with Associate Professor Michael Nagel being interviewed by Tracy Burton.


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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 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 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 Kindergarten

City Stars Kindergarten 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

Cieran Kent

Cieran Kent

Class of 2014 OP1 Student

Having attended CCPS from its foundation year to my graduation in 2014, 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.

Natarsha Turner

Natarsha Turner

Parent

One of the most important decisions we make as parents is the school we select for our children's education.

We know we have made the right decision sending our three children to Caloundra City Private as this school provides our children with the most up to date education practices in the country.

The teachers have outstanding commitment and show a real and genuine interest in the children. Our whole family benefits from the schools values which are instilled into our children, and above all our children love and enjoy their school life.

Nicola Staff

Nicola Staff

Teacher

It's a real privilege to work at this school. The teachers I work with are all so dedicated, caring, professional and hard working.

The families at our school are positive and supportive and they make up a fantastic school community. I've been able to teach children of different ages in the Junior School and I've thoroughly enjoyed every year I've been here.

Our school values of excellence, integrity and learning are visible every day. Teachers are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to implement curriculum changes and keep learning exciting and diverse. Each student here works towards personal and academic goals and every day we discuss values like tolerance, understanding, honesty and lifelong learning.