Caloundra Christian College

Caloundra is a vibrant beachside city in South East Queensland, home to many families, with access to a variety of services, shops and local businesses, as well as excellent health, sporting and community facilities. Being at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, we are not too far from Brisbane International Airport (just over an hour) for our international students’ arrivals and departures.

Christian faith is the bedrock of the College. All the teachers are committed Christians and our values, guiding principles and protocols are based on the awesome role model of Jesus Christ. That does not mean that you have to be a Christian to study here, however. While more local students identify as Christian than non-Christian, many Australian and international students choose CalCC for our excellent academic opportunities and inclusive culture of respect.

College, in different places around the world, means different things. In Australia, some schools aspire to be a college rather than a school because collegiality has a valuable impact on pedagogy and learning. Guided by a professional and highly-experienced leadership team, the College’s data-informed strategic approach supports teachers and students towards maximising academic and personal growth. In this inclusive, collegial way, CalCC honours our own purpose and you.

You can find out more about CalCC by taking a look around our website. We are here to answer any of your questions so please email us at overseas@calcc.qld.edu.au if you have any queries.

Our Primary

 Learning Community

Our Primary Learning Community (PLC) is where our students are able to explore the world we live in while developing foundational academic skills.

In our award-winning Primary facilities, our classes are vibrant and dynamic communities, built on high expectations, strong relationships and teamwork.

Find out more about our Primary Learning Community. 

The Australian Curriculum sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life, wherever they live in Australia and whichever school they attend. Find out more.


Exploring the world


Preparing to launch

Our Secondary

 Learning Community

At CalCC, we tailor education and training plans to empower our Secondary students to achieve their study goals. Our program is designed to create successful learners who are confident, creative and equipped to take their place in society. Through our academic and 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.

Find out more about our Secondary Learning Community.

You can find information about the Australian Curriculum below –
Link to Australian Curriculum Overview Years 7 & 8
Link to Australian Curriculum Overview Years 9 & 10

Our Mission

To provide quality Christ-centred education, strong foundations for life and learning.

Our Vision

Together, creating an authentic learning community where students and staff flourish, with Christ at the helm.

Our CORE Belief

Every child is unique and created in God’s image.

Meet the

 international team

CalCC is a single-campus learning environment where students from K-12 engage with educational programs purpose-designed to build resilient, curious learners at every stage. They are encouraged to experiment and imagine, to ask questions and to improve by failing forward. At the end of their CalCC journey, our students graduate ready to take their place in the world.

Mr Mark Spencer

Mr Mark Spencer

International Program Manager

+61 (0)434 123 436

Overseeing the International Program at CalCC is a dream job as it is based on the Sunshine Coast,  I am surrounded by people from other cultures and who speak other languages and there are (usually!) travel opportunities as well. International education is a unique and special window through which young people awaken to their potential. It is as much about empowerment and growth as it is about learning. Being a support and witness to this is an absolute privilege.

I grew up in Melbourne before I travelled, then lived and worked in Hong Kong in the early 2000s before deciding to move to Caloundra to start a family. There is no healthier, happier place than the Sunshine Coast for my three children to have grown up. 

Favourite song: Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Favourite hobby: Playing the saxophone, bushwalking and telling my children dad jokes so that they roll their eyes
Favourite travel destination: New York

Ms Alyssa Duke

Ms Alyssa Duke

Japanese Teacher

Mrs Madeleine (Maddie) Kent

Mrs Madeleine (Maddie) Kent

International Program Officer / Homestay Coordinator

+61 (0)402 888 970

I was born and raised in Germany but have always been passionate about other countries and cultures. I moved to the US for a year when I turned 18 and worked as an Au Pair. Returning to Germany, I pursued university studies in International Management in Frankfurt.

A few years into my professional life, I decided that I wanted to see more of the world and decided to explore South America and the Asia-Pacific region, including a handful of countries in Asia and Australia. I came across such beautiful people, cultural diversity and stunning landscapes.

I have now been living in Australia for over seven years. I travelled from the southern-most point in Tasmania, along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road and all the way up to Cooktown in sunny Far North Queensland.

I feel so blessed to be able to call Australia home and to work in international education here at CalCC. Creating a safe space for international students to come overseas to explore and evolve is such a privilege. Alongside Mark and our beautiful international team, we welcome students each year from all over the world from different backgrounds and cultures.

Favourite song: Home Among the Gumtrees by John Williamson
Favourite hobby: Spending time with my family, surfing and yoga
Favourite travel destination: If I was not so fortunate as to live here already, I would most likely say the Sunshine Coast.



Sunshine Coast


Only an hour drive from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, you will join the laid-back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast.

Leave your footprints in the 100km stretch of sandy coastline or take in the sweeping views from the volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains.

Beyond the sparkling beaches and lush hinterland are communities that create the true essence of the Sunshine Coast. From the sophisticated seaside village of Noosa, to the urban centre of Maroochydore, the easy-going charm of Caloundra and the natural beauty of the Pumicestone Passage that separates Bribie Island from the Queensland mainland, each seaside spot has its own personality to get to know.

Whether you are seeking nature-filled adventures or a relaxing beachside escape, the Sunshine Coast delivers the best of both worlds and plenty more in between.



Escape to the crisp air, stunning views and fascinating towns of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Whether you are looking for nature, attractions, animal encounters, art, food or shopping, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has it all.

For example, you can take in the jaw-dropping views of cascading waterfalls in Kondalilla National Park. Literally meaning ‘rushing waters’, the word Kondalilla perfectly sums up the steep 90 metre drop off from Skene Creek’s waterfall.



One of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast is to visit Australia Zoo. Home to an incredible array of native animals, spend a day getting to know the country’s weird and wonderful creatures. This is also the founding place of the world-renowned Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, where visitors are able to experience first hand the work being done to preserve and protect Australia’s unique species.
image source: David Price (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dandsprice/8051589548/)


 National Park


Noosa is already a favourite with its buzzy beachside vibe, social eat streets and postcard-perfect beaches. Not too many places can lay the claim of a national park within easy walking distance of their CBD.

Its most popular tracks can be found on the Noosa headland, just a short 30-minute wander from beachside Hastings Street.

Spot a koala, some turtles or even dolphins. And if you come here during whale season (July to October) there is a good chance you night see some majestic humpback whales.

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