At CalCC, opportunities for learning, teamwork, personal growth and achievement extend beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to take a deep dive into their passions
Growing tomorrow’s leaders
While the College appoints student captains at specific year levels, our approach to leadership seeks to give all students the opportunity to be involved in leading and supporting student community projects.
Our leadership program allows students to plan and work with other leaders in every year level from Year 1 through to Year 11 to develop skills in decision making, goal setting, planning, teamwork and management.
Our Senior Secondary students practise hands-on leadership through the active organisation of Bible studies, class picnics, games and activities for our Junior Secondary and Primary students. This also helps forge strong relationships between Primary and Secondary students.
Through our pastoral programs, students are challenged to become compassionate young people who demonstrate courage and integrity in their relationships both at the College and within the broader community.
We begin each school day with prayer in our Connect classes and run a Christian Living (Quest) subject where students are able to ask difficult questions about life and find out more about God and Christianity.
During an average week at CalCC, students will have the opportunity to disciple and pray with others. Our Senior students are also given the chance to organise Bible studies, class picnics, games and activities for our Junior Secondary and Primary students during lunch breaks.
We run Alpha programs for our Secondary students where they learn who Jesus is and students can choose to facilitate Alpha courses for other year levels alongside a teacher.
An expression of creativity
CalCC’s students are able to participate in a variety of extra-curricular performing arts opportunities across the scope of music, choral performance, drama and dance.
Private individual tuition is available for many different instruments as well as vocal training, speech and drama and dance.
Performance opportunities include our Primary Choir, Secondary Chapel band, Battle of the Bands team, performing arts eisteddfods, class plays and larger College/community musicals.
Great outcomes in the great outdoors
CalCC has an exciting camping and outdoor education program for each year level.
Our camps and adventure days provide digital-free time in the great outdoors, allowing students to get to know each other on a deeper level as well as connect with teachers outside of the classroom environment. Most importantly our camps are about having fun!
Our program is progressive in its approach, providing challenges appropriate to each age group. Students have the opportunity to develop their communication and teamwork skills, explore leadership, build perseverance and resilience and develop lifelong friendships. They also get to explore some amazing locations across South East Queensland and beyond.
These experiences are life-changing for students, showing them what they are capable of when they dig deep. Resilience, teamwork, personal growth and courage are all outcomes of our camping program, sowing the seeds for future growth.
We are part of a global village
Since 1995, our College has welcomed short- and long-stay international students from all over the world to participate in academic, English language and cultural exchange programs.
Our International Ambassador program gives CalCC students the opportunity to learn about different cultures, build social and communication skills and develop some great friendships. The program allows our students to act as hosts to our guest students, with formal and informal activities to help build positive connections.
We rise by lifting others
With one of our Foundations for Life being compassion, CalCC aims to give students opportunities to reach out and support others in the local community and further abroad.
Students can participate in a variety of projects and can even choose their own ways to give, including cooking meals for the homeless, encouraging the elderly in nursing homes, making muffins for the police, collecting resources for the local animal refuge or raising money for a charity that supports refugee children. Our focus is on proactively and organically building compassion into the fabric of the College by facilitating both planned and spontaneous projects that react to the ever-changing needs of our local, national and international communities.
Empathy and service are set to become part of the curriculum at CalCC with the launch of ‘the compassion initiative’, where Connect classes plan, prepare and instigate projects that meet the needs of local community members and organisations. With mission trips and long-term charity partnerships also in view for the future, there is much to be excited about in the compassion space at CalCC.
Giving Your Best
Whether your child enjoys competitive or recreational sports, CalCC has a range of opportunities for students to participate, compete and achieve.
Students are able to join and be professionally coached in interschool and club sports teams including basketball, futsal and Oztag teams.
CalCC’s basketball program runs throughout the year with professional coaches who develop students’ skills through weekly training sessions.
Our Primary and Secondary teams are involved in competitive games at Caloundra Basketball Club and our Secondary students also compete in the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball Association competition. Games are across two seasons, with each season lasting a semester.
Students in our basketball program gain a high level of fitness and develop strong friendships with their teammates.
Our Oztag season is for Primary and Secondary students up to 15 years old. Our Senior students have an option to play competitively throughout the year.
Passing, catching, tagging, evasion and kicking are the skills utilised in Oztag, with the focus of the program being teamwork and developing well-rounded athletes.
CalCC offers competitive futsal through the Sunshine City Futsal Academy.
Players from Years 1-12 are coached in Primary and Secondary squads and all players have the opportunity to represent CalCC at various tournaments on the Sunshine Coast. Coaching takes place on Tuesday afternoons, from 3:15 pm-4:15 pm on the College undercover courts, all year round.
Our players have been recognised for their ability and several Primary and Secondary players have been selected to play in the State Cup as part of the North Brisbane representative team.
Futsal is a great way for students to experience team sport in a small squad and to develop fitness, skills and team spirit.