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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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28 Oct

Halloween Disco Spooktacular dancing and fun at The Powerboat Club. 5:00-7:00PM


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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Testimonials

Natarsha Turner

Natarsha Turner

School 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 School, which 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.

Cieran Kent

Cieran Kent

Graduating 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 an OP1. Thanks to the dedication of the teaching staff, I am now studying Engineering at The University of Queensland.

Michelle Fowler

Michelle Fowler

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 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.