Situated at the gateway to the CBD of Caloundra City, Caloundra Christian College provides quality education to the families of the Sunshine Coast. Since its foundation in 1983 as a ministry of Caloundra Baptist Church, it has grown to encompass families from all over the coast.
The College vision is to be the Sunshine Coast's leading provider of quality Christian education. Delivering that vision is a devoted team of Christian teachers. They are highly qualified and motivated to provide a personally developed pathway for each learner.
At Caloundra Christian College Early Learning Centre, we view the early years as important stepping stones to future educational experiences. We seek to create life long learners who are curious, ask questions, take learning risks and learn from their mistakes, as well as their successes.
Research has shown play provides the most appropriate stimulus for brain development, therefore, we offer a play-based curriculum. Play is the natural way for children to discover, create and learn to become objective, independent thinkers while experiencing all the joy and delights of childhood.
The age group for our kindergarten program is children who turn four years old by 30 June in the year they attend (i.e. children in the year immediately prior to the Prep year). Younger children (turning three by 30 June) may attend the Pre-Kindy program. The Early Learning Centre offers the option of an extended day program from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
As students start Prep and formal learning, they enter a vibrant and creative environment. Our Prep classrooms are a mosaic of colour, shape, movement and sounds where foundations are laid for a life of learning. Class activities are designed to build their identities as unique individuals, develop self-esteem and foster a love of independent and cooperative learning.
• Air-conditioned modern classrooms and facilities
• Seeds of independent and active learning
• Richly resourced lessons
• Integration with Junior Primary
• Specialist-led classes in Physical Education, Music and Japanese commence in Prep
During the first years of Secondary schooling, each child is encouraged to discover his or her God-given potential. Students are directed in investigating a wide range of subjects, and in developing work and study habits in preparing for their Senior schooling years and future pathways.
Students enjoy a varied curriculum of core subjects along with a wide range of electives. The latter enables students to make more informed decisions when making Senior School subject choices.
All Senior subjects are supported with an extensive program approved by the Queensland Studies Authority. Senior student outcomes are further enhanced with opportunities to study at tertiary institutions within their secondary access programs (eg. Headstart at University of the Sunshine Coast).