Philanthropy

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Caloundra City Private School is a non-denominational Independent School on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Wizard of Oz cast

Our School community is solely funded  through school fees, and government grants and subsidies.

The generous support of major donors, such as the Ford and Henzell families in particular, have sustained the school and allowed its growth to date.

What we have achieved to date

Although a small and young school our students have already achieved extraordinary success, with several leading at the state and national level in swimming, surf lifesaving, triathalon, snow skiing,  taekwondo, soccer, baseball, cricket, golf and tennis.

We say that ‘Every student matters’. It is gratifying when every one of our Year 12 students from 2014 completed an OP course which is intended for university preparation and entrance, and is significantly academically challenging. And they all achieved an OP of between 1 to 14. Yes, that’s right, 100% of CCPS students (and all of whom were OP eligible) performed in the OP 1 to 15 category.

At CCPS in 2014, all our students aimed for university entrance, and every one of them achieved their goal. We think that matters. Many also completed Vocational Certificates as well. One of those is Lara de Maroussem with a Certificate in Child Care. Lara is working now in Versailles as an Au Pair! 

We also think that our best and brightest need to be challenged and our CCPS young people will go on to study at universities in many capital cities, and overseas. Our top student, Cieran Kent, commenced at CCPS in Year 3, and he is our first OP 1 student. 

All this has been achieved without the resources that larger schools take for granted. We have prioritised our funding to provide our students and teachers with the latest in technology.  We now seek your help to continue our growth.

Multi-purpose Hall

School hallThis will be a very significant next phase of the School’s development. It will support undercover sport and HPE; School Assemblies; drama classes and performances; Music Practice and recitals; and likely hold major function events including the School Musical and Speech Night, etc. The School, through Melinda Short’s organisation, has quietly prepared for the build commencement for this significant new structure and facility alongside our sports field that has a high visibility outlook over the roundabout at Nelson St and Pelican Waters Blvd. This new building will greatly boost the community’s belief in the School’s progression and growth. The School is regarded as being in its best financial health in its short history, and although this is very much a team effort, I acknowledge our Business Manager, Mrs Short, for her detailed, dedicated, and effective leadership in achieving this strategically important outcome; and our Architect, Mr Nathan Quartermaine from Burling Brown.

Raise the Roof!

Our most critical need is to protect our children from the Queensland sun and provide an undercover play, sport or dedicated assembly area.

Artist rendition of ball court cover

The quickest and most cost effective way we can achieve this is to build a roof over our multi-purpose ball court.

This project will cost about $250,000, and must be raised from donations. Our hard working P & F members have to date, raised $16,000 towards this goal. An opportunity for naming rights will be available. When we have the funds to commence, we anticipate the project design and approval process will take about two months, and the building phase will take another four months.

Performing Arts Centre

Over the past ten years we have produced some of the most talented musicians, singers and actors of the Sunshine Coast.  Our future vision is to provide the performers of tomorrow with a stage and auditorium, music rehearsal rooms, sound and stage lighting systems and recording studio.

Cast of the Wizard of Oz

The site has been cleared, the preliminary approval plans have been drawn up, so now we seek your support.

The building we plan is a multi-purpose hall which will accommodate assemblies and School events at a preliminary cost estimate of around $3.5 million.

There will be classrooms and Music rooms, change room facilities and toilets. We also hope to offer the facility for use by the community for local theatre productions, Music examinations and similar.

If you are passionate about the Performing Arts, please financially support this project through your donation to our building fund which can be a one-off donation, an annual gift or a bequest.

Smaller Projects

There are many other projects you can donate to that will enrich the lives of our students:

School Permaculture Garden

Permaculture garden

The School Permaculture Garden is a slowly evolving, organically based program that welcomes any student in the School who would like to learn about self-sustaining food development in a ‘backyard’ setting.

The School’s Permaculture garden began in 2008 with a willing band of Year Seven students who threw themselves into an idea that we could grow food that was not only ecologically sound, but tasted great also!

Shade and storm protection

Living in a subtropical climate means school days are often interrupted by rain and there is always the need for sun safety at other times. We envisage providing covered walkways between our beautiful buildings.

Philanthropic school project - permaculture garden

This is just one of the many areas you can help us, so that our valuable resources can be directed to where they matter most: educating our children

Your donation to our building fund may be tax deductible

How do I Donate?

There are many ways to support Caloundra City Private School. Donations can be a one off gift, regular annual gift or bequest. Naming rights of one of our key projects is also available.

The decision to give and the size of your gift is up to you. Your decision to take part will be pivotal in the development of state of the art facilities enriching our students' education.

You can support the school by:

  • Making a donation by cheque credit card or eft. Please send your donation to The Principal, Caloundra City School Building Fund, P.O.Box 542 Golden Beach Qld 4551
  • Pledging an amount to be donated by instalments over any period up to five years.
  • Making an immediate donation online.