SCHOOL’S LATEST CHANGES
THE start of 2019 for Caloundra Christian College will see a brand new building and principal on the scene.
The building is one of the first things you see upon arrival and can even be viewed from Nicklin Way.
Mclellan Bush Architects’s Natalie Bush said the new infrastructure is stage one of a four-stage master plan.
“It enables us to start what the college is envisioning, to consolidate all the single story buildings into two and three story learning environments.
“By doing that we free up external space,” she said.
The rest of the buildings to be built will feature a similar aesthetic.
Beside the new structure features a playground designed to connect students back to nature.
Greenedge Design director Greg Thomas said this was done through the use of materials like timber, stone and even water.
“There’s a green wall to be filled with plants and seats around to provide space for kids to learn and play,” he said. The college’s principal Vince Wakefield said the colours and textures of the new building are beached themed, creating a sense of calmness.
“We wanted to make sure the building wasn’t commercial, we love that it has a homely feel.
“If students are comfortable and relaxed then they are ready to learn and can be excited to learn.
“Kids personalities are all different. We can’t assume that all students learn in the same way. Our main motto is that every student is unique,” he said.
Both current and new students are excited to begin the year with the school’s new changes.
IN WITH THE NEW: Opening of the Caloundra Christian College's new primary school building. Retiring school principle Mark Hodges (centre right) and new principle Vince Wakefield (centre left) with students (LtoR) Caitlin Stolz, Andrew Simpson, Corey Simpson, Emma Simpson, Abbey Stolz and Bailey Stubbings.