Programmes during School Terms
Sunday Kids operates throughout the school term during the 9.30 am Sunday worship service and caters for children aged 3 years to Grade 6.
We follow a wonderful curriculum that has take-home sheets for the children and their families to talk over during the week.
We sing, collect an offering, pray and talk about social justice issues in a fun and creative way. The children then go off to their age appropriate classes for the remainder of the time.
For any children who are in church, activity sheets and pencils are available from the Information desk in the foyer.
Th Child Care Lounge is accessed from the Worship Centre foyer, just on your right as you enter the building from the carpark.
Programmes during School Holidays[/wc_box]
SONIC (Spreading One Name In Caloundra) is a holiday programme that is held in the first week in January by Scripture Union’s Caloundra Beach Mission. SONIC use the church facilities. This is a fun time for children from Prep to Grade 6 from 2.30pm till 5pm with craft, games, bible stories and more. At the same time, parents can relax and socialize in the SONIC CAFÉ over cake and coffee.
KidsGames is a recognised school holidays programme aimed to have fun, build teamwork and hear stories of the bible in a relevant way. They are held in the second week of the July school holidays at the church facility.
KidsGames is for children from Prep to Grade 6 and runs from 9.00am til 11.30am daily. Registration forms become available towards the end of school term 2.
KidsGames is theme based each year and in the past we have done carnival, pirate and many other themes. Activities are based around kids getting out and having fun through games with a bible talk each day. Morning tea is supplied each day.
Programmes within Local Schools
Kids Hope Aus
Kids Hope Australia is a mentoring program that helps Australian children needing additional support, and their families.
Through a partnership between local churches and primary schools, Kids Hope Aus. works to improve opportunities for mentored children in the areas of education, self confidence and well being.For one hour each week, a caring adult from the church mentors a child needing additional support at their school. This usually involves helping the child with homework, playing games, arts and crafts, or just spending time together.
KIDS HOPE AUS. assists churches to recruit and prepare caring mentors for ongoing mentoring relationships with vulnerable children. Churches are responsible for appointing a coordinator to run the program.
The Caloundra Church of Christ has partnered with a local school, Meridan State College and their school chaplain. The school chooses children who would benefit from a one-to-one relationship with an adult. The mentors are volunteers from our church. Each one engages with his or her student for one hour a week, building the relationship through encouragement, help with school work, craft or art and games.
This is special one-on-one time for one child for one hour for one day a week.
Currently we provide Religious Education Instructors and helpers for several classes at Currimundi and Golden Beach State Schools. It is such a wonderful opportunity for us to be able to take the gospel message into schools each week.
We financially and prayerfully support a number of school chaplains in our local schools and these include:
|Caloundra High School||Peter Murray|
|Currimundi Special School||Rebecca West|
|Currimundi State School||Anthony Pulford|
|Meridan State College|| Kelly Davis (Secondary School)
Chris Davis (Primary School)
|Golden Beach State School||Colan Coleman|
|Talara State College||Colan Coleman|
School Chaplaincy is a Scripture Union ministry that places Chaplains in Primary and High Schools across Australia.
School Chaplains respect the range of christian views, affiliations, and cultural traditions in the school community and are approachable by both students and staff of all faiths.
They are a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provide a listening ear, caring presence and a message of hope. They care for students who struggle with issues that include; family problems, confused relationships, peer pressure, low self esteem, bullying, friendship difficulties, depression, suicide, drug and alcohol issues and emotional abuse.
Chaplains run positive and fun activities for students in and out of school, and foster a caring school environment that is supported by partners such as local churches, businesses and community organisations. These positive and healthy relationships help students to face issues, provide hope, meaning and purpose.
The Chaplaincy programme is voluntary and student participation requires consent from parents or caregivers.
The chaplaincy programmes at Sunshine Coast schools are well regarded by school staff and parents.