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About Caloundra City Private School
At CCPS students are the heart of what we do, which has enabled us to proudly create a positive learning community where students feel safe, happy and valued. These are important elements conducive to learning and we are tremendously proud of our school’s vision to support students’ holistic learning and development.
Our vision is to create opportunities and pathways for all students to excel, develop character and learn the ways to become world ready. Students will learn the art of self-direction and be courageous enough to make a positive difference in their communities, now and into their futures. They will be authentic and demonstrate responsibility and respect for others. Our aim is to develop students who are connected, well rounded, kind courteous, confident, creative and engaged young people, who are ready to make a difference. Our School Motto of ‘Excellence, Integrity, Learning’ drives all that we do.
We invite you to learn more about our wonderful community and enquire about CCPS today!
Why Caloundra City Private School?
Foundations for Success
Small class sizes ensure targeted learning opportunities and pathways for each individual student.
Excellent Facilities and Location
Our beautiful campus is ideally nestled between bush and beach, set on 11 hectares in Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast.
Commitment to Student Wellbeing
Backed by our Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum and whole-school Wellbeing@CaloundraCity program.
Every student is known in our welcoming, friendly school community, allowing every student the opportunity to thrive.
Our expert teaching team develops and maintain strong, trusted relationships with families and students alike.
What does our community think?
“Our children love and enjoy their school life”
“Caloundra City Private 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.”
– Natarsha Turner, CCPS Parent
“I am proud to have grown up in the CCPS family”
“I am proud to have grown up in the CCPS family. 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.”
– Cieran Kent, CCPS Graduating Student
“This school has changed my life”
“This school has changed my life. Before I came to CCPS I struggled with academics, now I’m proud to study Bio-medical Science, which will lead to a career in medicine. 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 CCPS has.”
– Molly Rava, CCPS Graduating Student
The Senior School is an exciting phase in students’ educational journeys, incorporating Years 7-12. Our Senior School is well resourced with a high-quality programs and an exceptional teaching team to support your child’s next steps at Caloundra City Private School.
Students in our Senior School enjoy spacious classroom designs, engaging curriculum and a range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that support each student in reaching their full potential whilst pursuing their individual passions. They also benefit from strong, trusted relationships with their teaching team, fostered through our pastoral care program and small class sizes.
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.
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.
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.
Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre
Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre is a purpose-built long daycare facility ideally located on the Caloundra City Private School grounds. Our passionate team of Early Childhood Educators welcome children from 6-weeks to 5-years of age, including a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program to support childhood development in a play-based environment.
As an accredited Nature Play and Bush Kindy provider, our enriching daily programs offer immersive outdoor experiences to instil environmental awareness and sustainability in a practical way. Our hands-on education experiences are guided by the National Early Years Learning Framework, and create opportunities for all children to thrive.
We are focused on maximising opportunities for learning in a place children feel safe, connected and happy, supporting their development in numeracy, literacy and vocabulary, problem solving, communication and reflection, whilst increasing their understanding of the world around them.