2018 Archives

2018 Archives

Episode 26 - Nature Based Pedagogy

31, October 2018

In this episode Tracy Burton interviews Melissa Franklin and Kerry Cook. Melissa has worked in Early Education for over 20 years, and has been the Director at Pelicans Nest since 2017. Kerry has over 35 years experience in Early Education and is currently the Early Childhood Teacher at Pelicans Nest. Both Melissa and Kerry are passionate about Nature Based Pedagogy, and building social and emotional competence through nature based curriculum.

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed


Episode 25 - A good sleep

19, October 2018

In this episode Tracy Burton talks to Kelly Callaghan, a Clinical and Educational and Developmental psychologist working here in Caloundra. As a specialist psychologist she has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults and is also trained in cognitive and learning assessment and diagnosis. Kelly recognises the stressors that come from a world of changing times and increasing work and family demands and the need for coping strategies for thinking, emotions and behaviour.

The importance of sleep to the growing teenage brain is valuable indeed. Research show that the effects of poor sleep or sleep deprivation can affect behaviour, memory, learning and wellbeing. So how can children and teens best achieve ‘good sleep’ and what are some of the potential barriers to achieving quality, restorative sleep?

If you would like to know more about this topic or discuss any concerns you may have, Kelly works with Caloundra Psychological Services, 4th Avenue ph. 54925588.

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

Episode 22 - Year 11 A day in the life at USC

02, August 2018

Here at CCPS we help our Senior Students make informed choices about their future pathways. On Wednesday July 18th, our Year 11 students travelled to the campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast to participate in “A Day in the Life at USC”. This event was a unique opportunity for our students to receive an authentic university experience. Students were given the chance to sit in on a first-year lecture, get involved with campus activities, have a free lunch at USC's Brasserie cafe, hear from real students about what their typical day involves and see the facilities on offer on a campus tour. 
In this podcast episode, Tracy Burton spends the day with the Year 11s and interviews several students about their goals for the future and the pathway of tertiary education.

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

Episode 20 Performing Arts and PE thrive in our Great New Hall

31, May 2018

This year CCPS was proud to open the brand new multi-purpose Raelene Boyle Hall. This facility is a wonderful new addition to the school providing a full size multi-purpose sports court, stage, instrumental rooms, tuckshop and innovative Music and Media Arts rooms. The teachers and students using these facilities have been provided with exciting new opportunities for learning, creativity and sporting achievement.

In this episode, Tracy Burton speaks to PE teachers Ms Emma Woods and Ms Grace Patterson, Head of Music Mr Paul Cusick as well as students who take these subjects and enjoy using the indoor court. Being the Media Arts teacher, Tracy is also interviewed by one of her budding Media Arts students, Eloise Whitney.
Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

Upcoming Events


Junior School Performance

In the Raelene Boyle Hall 08:30 tp 10:00


Last Day of Term Four 2018

Merry Christmas! 08:00 to 15:00