for strong values
In 1983, our founders established a clear mission for the College:
To provide quality Christ-centred education to the children of the Sunshine Coast, developing in them strong foundations for life and learning.
Our commitment to this mission is just as strong today as it was when the College was founded.
At CalCC, our Foundations are lived out every day. They are our DNA, at the heart of everything we do.
We seek God with
all our heart.
We do what is right,
not what is easy.
We rise by
We stretch ourselves
beyond what is comfortable.
We learn to question, so we can question to learn.
We are created to create.
We seek to understand
then be understood.
We improve by
“As a graduate from this school, I can say from experience that I was empowered and taught by incredible teachers who personally believed in me as a person, with no hidden agenda except to see me flourish”
– Isaac, Student.
Mr Pollock always strives to make sure our daughter is coping with school socially and emotionally, as well as taking time to monitor her academic performance. We love that he is aware of her wellbeing beyond the assigned school work.
– D and D Liddy, Parents
I love CalCC because we get to learn about Jesus and every Friday we get to sing about him at Junction. I like this school because on your first day you get a buddy and you never play alone. my final reason why is we get to learn about the foundations for life and the foundations for learning.
– Seth, Student
We are committed to providing quality Christ-centred teaching. This doesn’t just happen in a Religious Education lesson, but through everyday interactions during the school day. Our philosophy is not to indoctrinate, but to challenge students to explore what God’s Word really says and consider their personal response to it.
Literacy & Numeracy
Communication and data play a significant role in our modern, complex society. At CalCC, our programs emphasise the development of strong literacy and numeracy skills to build a strong foundation that allows our students to understand and be understood in whatever field they are drawn to.
Engagement through Innovation
Our approach to learning seeks to engage our students, not just in a subject, but in the world around them and the impact they can have on it. Our teachers use real-world problem-solving opportunities, design-based thinking and enquiry-based learning to support our students to develop the skills needed to be lifelong learners. We continue to invest in our digital learning environment, equipping students with the essential skills to thrive in our digital world.
au·then·tic | ə-ˈthen-tik
Genuine, fully trustworthy and real.
At CalCC, we firmly believe that the overall outcome of all we do and how we do it has to be genuine learning by our students. We recognise that students engage in learning when it is rigorous and purposeful, incorporating problem-solving, creative thinking and real-world situations. Students learn best when they see themselves as worthwhile contributors and team members of something bigger than themselves.
We understand the importance of using accurate data from purposeful, quality assessment that allows us to make well-informed decisions about students’ learning.
Support for the Individual
We don’t just teach subjects, we teach students. Our goal is to support students with a range of abilities by providing support and extension opportunities. Our Independent Learning Centre (ILC) works in collaboration with teachers to support those with ascertained learning needs.
Rigorous in Relationship
We believe achievement occurs in an environment of high expectations and psychological safety. Our aim is to offer a rigorous program, within a safe and supportive learning community, and ensure students have access to support and opportunities for extension.