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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.

About CCPS

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What's happening?

Junior School News - 17 October
Junior School News - 17 October

17, October 2019

Thank you to Mrs Gravestein, Miss Hirst and the City Stars and Year 3 students for their beautiful presentation at our assembly.

January School Holiday Guide
January School Holiday Guide

08, January 2020

For CCPS students it is currently week six of the school holidays. Days are starting merge; kids are a little restless and you’re thinking you have exhausted most options to keep them entertained for the remainder of the summer holidays.

Senior School News - 21 November
Senior School News - 21 November

21, November 2019

The other day, after much procrastination and prompting from Miss Goodwin, I finally sat down and wrote my magazine articles for the 2019 Caloundra City Private School magazine. Some would say ‘an easy task’! But they are not in my shoes.

Junior School News - 21 November
Junior School News - 21 November

21, November 2019

Today we hosted a “Free Shirt” day to raise funds for the Salvation Army Bush Fire Appeal. If you would like to further support this worthwhile cause donations can be made online.

From The Gallery

  • Indian Runner Ducks
  • City Stars Kindergarten
  • New Raelene Boyle Hall
  • Permaculture Garden
  • Raelene Boyle Hall
  • Kangaroos
  • One big family
  • Friends

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 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.

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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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.

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.

Natarsha Turner

Natarsha Turner


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.