From the Principal

Welcome to Caloundra City Private School

Dr Dirk Wellham - Principal

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.

Although we are fortunate with our physical learning spaces, it is our Teachers who really do make a difference for each boy and girl. They are a dynamic, collegial, dedicated and caring happy team who want the very best for your son and daughter. They will do whatever it takes to assist your child’s development and learning progression. The partnership between the School and your Family is shown through the close and ongoing communication between our Teachers, the child in their care, and our Parents.

The School Motto of ‘Excellence, Integrity, Learning’ symbolises our commitment to our Families, that we will do whatever we can to foster a happy learning experience for your child’s progression. Just as our Families want to provide the very best for their children, Caloundra City Private School also has a vision of growing our history with our community, to become a unique, resourceful, and creative centre for the very best start in life for each girl and boy.

My Passion? Is learning! Anyone who is learning is happy, whether you’re a child of three, or a travelling sixty five year old. I like new ways of thinking and of seeing the world because there are more things that we don’t know or understand than those we do know. The love of learning is at the heart of our School Motto, and in all of our relationships.

Above all we value learning; and we value working together with our Families in our community. Those are fundamental principles of belonging to this important social institution that we are building. It is belonging to a valued place, such as this School that will help our children to feel secure, happy and comfortable with their identities throughout their lives, and to which they can always say they proudly and satisfyingly belong. It is a unique place, and a happy and secure place. I can almost hear our children’s future stories and memories.

Pelican Waters is a beautiful and unique part of their world. The television program 'Fishing Australia' featured our region in a recent episode. Click on this link to view - It might be true to say that we love it here and are quietly pleased that many people don’t know how wonderful this place is, in case the serenity and beauty are somehow spoiled! However, this wonderful environment provides many fascinating learning opportunities for our children. This might be with Bell’s Creek science research; King’s Beach Surf Lifesaving Beach Awareness; or Senior School Business Case Studies in Caloundra, as examples. These and many more of our unique learning opportunities have been collated by our Teachers and can be found in a PDF document on the School’s Website. It is a work in progress but I’m sure you’ll agree that this early documentation of our ‘Caloundra Curriculum’ is very appealing and impressive.

With my very best wishes

Dr Dirk Wellham - PhD MEd MA BA Dip Ed
Caloundra City Private School

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