Caloundra (suburb)

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Caloundra
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Caloundra, Queensland - waterfront.jpg
Caloundra waterfront, 2008
Caloundra is located in Queensland
Caloundra
Caloundra
Coordinates26°48′17″S 153°08′02″E / 26.8047°S 153.1338°E / -26.8047; 153.1338Coordinates: 26°48′17″S 153°08′02″E / 26.8047°S 153.1338°E / -26.8047; 153.1338
Population3,917 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,224/km2 (3,170/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4551
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
CountyCanning
ParishBribie
State electorate(s)Caloundra
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Caloundra:
Aroona Battery Hill Dicky Beach
Caloundra West Caloundra Moffat Beach
Golden Beach Coral Sea Kings Beach

Caloundra is a coastal suburb and also the central suburb of the town of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, the suburb of Caloundra had a population of 3,917 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bulcock Street is the central business district of the Caloundra urban centre.

In the south of the suburb is a headland (Deep Water Point at 26°48′34″S 153°08′05″E / 26.80944°S 153.13472°E / -26.80944; 153.13472 (Deep Water Point)) and a sandy beach (Bulcock Beach at 26°48′25″S 153°07′55″E / 26.80694°S 153.13194°E / -26.80694; 153.13194 (Bulcock Beach)) which face the Coral Sea with the northern tip of Bribie Island about 200 metres (660 ft) away.[3][4][5]

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from the headland Caloundra Head (in the neighbouring suburb of Kings Beach), which in turn comes from the Kabi language words "kal/owen" meaning beech tree (Gmelina leichhardtii) and "dha" meaning place.[2]

Caloundra Provisional School opened on 8 March 1899 and became Caloundra State School on 1 June 1912.[6]

Caloundra State High School opened on 23 January 1967.[6]

Our Lady of the Rosary School opened on 29 January 1980 by the Roman Catholic teaching order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.[6][7]

Caloundra Christian College opened on 2 February 1983 by the Caloundra CityLife Baptist Church, which meets for worship at the college.[6][8]

Heritage listings[edit]

The suburb of Caloundra has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

Caloundra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 56A Queen Street (26°47′50″S 153°08′06″E / 26.7971°S 153.1350°E / -26.7971; 153.1350 (Caloundra State School)).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 608 students with 45 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Caloundra State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 88 Queen Street (26°47′38″S 153°07′32″E / 26.7938°S 153.1255°E / -26.7938; 153.1255 (Caloundra State High School)).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1209 students with 95 teachers (84 full-time equivalent) and 47 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[14]

Our Lady of the Rosary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Alfred Street (26°47′50″S 153°08′37″E / 26.7972°S 153.1437°E / -26.7972; 153.1437 (Our Lady of the Rosary School)).[10][7] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 313 students with 22 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).[12]

Caloundra Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 7 Gregson Place (26°47′59″S 153°07′06″E / 26.7997°S 153.1184°E / -26.7997; 153.1184 (Caloundra Christian College)).[10][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 330 students with 31 teachers (27 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[12]

Caloundra is also home to a campus of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

Shopping[edit]

  • Stockland Caloundra
  • Caloundra Village Shopping Centre

Parks and recreation[edit]

Other facilities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caloundra (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Caloundra - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48556)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Deep Water Point - point in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 9653)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Bulcock Beach - beach in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 4959)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ a b "Our Lady of the Rosary School". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ Kids, Baby. "CityLife Church". Caloundra Christian College. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Tripcony Hibiscus Caravan Park (entry 602708)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Caloundra State School". Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Caloundra State High School". Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Caloundra SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Caloundra Christian College". Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ Department of Health (Queensland). "Sunshine Coast Health Service District - Caloundra Health Service". Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

External links[edit]

  • "Caloundra". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.