To celebrate change of school name. Mr Roy Henzell, Chairman of the Board of the Caloundra City School, announced today that the name of the school was to be changed to the “Caloundra City Private School”. In making this decision, the Board considered that the name change was necessary, given the amount of uncertainty in the wider community about the status of CCS, with many people not realising that CCS was a private, independent school. To avoid this confusion, the Board has decided to add the word “Private” to the school’s name. The Board felt that the new name would more properly reflect the vibrant and exciting nature of this school, located at Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast. The first Year 12 students to graduate from the school this year, will graduate as students of the “Caloundra City Private School”. “There would be minimum financial impact on existing students and parents as a result of the change of name, there being no immediate change to badges. There will be a transition period of a couple of years before any uniform changes become necessary”, Mr Henzell said. “To celebrate the name change, the Board has also decided that in 2011, every student in Years 10, 11 and 12, will be given, free of charge, an Apple iPad, while they remain enrolled at the School. Caloundra City Private School will be the very first school in Australia and maybe the world to offer such an amazing educational experience to its Senior students. “This will add yet another dimension to the students’ learning at School and at home. Rather than hide from new technology at CCPS, we will continue to embrace the opportunities that are afforded by new directions in technology. Even our Prep Year level will have a class set of iPads to use at School in 2011”, the School’s Principal, Mrs Karon Graham said. “Caloundra City Private School has led and will continue to lead the way in technology on the Sunshine Coast and in Queensland. The introduction of the iPad is in keeping with the latest developments in digital evolution and points to the future direction of digital education with internet based applications on mobile devices”, said Mrs Graham. Any parents interested in hearing more about this innovative school should contact the School’s Administration to organise a tour of the School and meeting with the Principal. Ms Graham recently accepted two awards on behalf of the School for “Professional Business of the Year” and overall winner of the “Best Business for 2010” from the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry.