Palm Beach Currumbin State High
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Palm Beach QLD 4221

Phone: 07 5525 9333
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28 October 2019

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28 October 2019
Capra_Chris_Copy_.jpgDear Parents and Caregivers,

Schoolies 2019

I ask that all teens and parents/caregivers prepare well for a safe and memorable Schoolies (for all the right reasons). With Schoolies 2019 just around the corner, now is the perfect time for parents to run through the checklist and make use of resources available on the Safer Schoolies website. Plus – tune in for a Facebook Live event on Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 8:00pm to have all your questions answered by a panel of experienced Safer Schoolies personnel.

Year 12s can access up-to-date information at the SchooliesGC page and via a dedicated section for school leavers on the Safer Schoolies website. Featuring information on staying safe, rights and responsibilities and relationships and wellbeing, this is a must-visit before they head off on their end of school vacations, regardless of where they are going.

2020 Next Step survey

The Queensland Government will conduct its annual statewide survey of Year 12 completers in 2020. The Next Step survey is a brief, confidential survey that gains a comprehensive picture of the employment, study and life choices made by Queensland school completers in the year after they finish Year 12.

Between March and June next year, our current Year 12 students will receive a letter from the Minister for Education or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office inviting you to complete the survey. To enable them to reach you, please ensure your contact details are correct in your learning account by logging into

Further information on Next Step and results from previous surveys are available online at


Chris Capra
Executive Principal

CRICOS Provider Name: The Queensland Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A


Being Reds in our Community

Our school is renowned for enriching the local community, not just because of our sheer size, but largely due to the number of students we have working in, performing within and contributing in a positive way to our local businesses, teams and events. Our students are often reminded that our Behaviour Policy also captures the behaviour and conduct of our students outside of school hours. Students are to be reminded that conduct on social media, conduct in uniform, conduct involving the Police or conduct that may impact other enrolled students does concern the school and may be dealt with under our Responsible Behaviour for Students Policy.

We are driven towards all of our students being role models in every aspect of their lives and continuing to contribute positively to the wider community.

Year 12 Graduation & Final Weeks

In what is only a matter of weeks, PBC will once again farewell another cohort of Reds as our Year 12’s graduate with pride and honour. This group of graduates is unique in many facets, being our first group of Prep students as well as the smallest cohort PBC has produced in many years. This group will leave a lasting impact on the students, staff and families in which they’ve interacted and learnt from over the years and as always we look forward to recognising their achievements with them. Some key dates for our Year 12s:

  • Wednesday 30 October – OPTIMA Awards
  • Friday 1 November – last day of timetabled classes
  • Monday 4 – Friday 8 November – Exam Shutdown
  • Wednesday 13 November – Formal and Graduation

For any parents or caregivers still looking to purchase tickets for Graduation at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, you can do so over the next two weeks from Student Services.

Year 12 General Information

  • The Year 12 Shutdown Calendar has been published on the student drive and school website.
  • Year 12 students are in their last term of schooling. Students and parents need to be aware that the final exit grades are those which will determine their OP, Rank and QCE eligibility and as such Year 12 students need to ensure that they continue to follow the school motto of nil sed optima, nothing but the best, as they complete their last assessments to the best of their ability. Year 12 students only have 4 weeks of classes this term before shutdown in week 5 (5 November). It is imperative that student are present at school every day in the lead up to shutdown.
  • All students need to be aware that all assessment must be completed and that students need to be eligible to achieve the Queensland Certificate of Education to attend the school graduation on 13 November. The last scheduled day of school for Year 12s is Friday 15 November.
  • All Year 12 students should have by now logged onto the Student Connect website. This is the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) record of their learning. Students should check that their details are correct especially their address and that all courses have been registered. The QCAA will issue QCE and OPs in early December. Any issues please contact Ms Ashby in Y block.

Year 10 and 11

  • Year 11 students have commenced Unit 3 work and will complete assessment at the end of this term (excluding English and Maths subjects, which will be finalised early in 2020). Unit 3 and 4 subjects will contribute to students ATAR and both Unit 3 and 4 must be completed at a C level or higher for students to achieve QCE points.
  • All subject changes for Year 11 should now be finalised. The new QCE stipulates that students must pass Unit 3 and 4 as a combined pair and must do all assessment in Unit 3 and 4. This means that students can no longer change classes and must remain in their current classes until they exit school.
  • Senior school admin is currently reviewing the academic performance of 10s and 11s. A reminder again that all students need to be passing at least 5 of their 6 subjects and that students that continue to fail more than 1 class may have their enrolment reviewed.
  • Assessment calendars for Term 4 have been published on the school website under curriculum/testing and assessment.
  • Year 10 and 11 Shutdown exams will commence in the week of 25-29 November. All students may have timetabled exams up to and including the last day (29 November for 10s and 11s).
  • A reminder that all drafts and assignments are due before 9:00am on the due date and that exams cannot be given early to students because of other commitments. Please refer to the School Assessment Policy on the school website for further details.

Useful Resources for Senior Schooling

What an amazing week of celebration we had last week. Starting last weekend when both our junior boys and girls AFL teams won the QAFL Schools Cup Championships!! Congratulations to all students and a very big "thank you" to all staff involved, success doesn't happen simply by chance but rather having a goal and working hard to achieve it.

On Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to attend Dance Night at HOTA, what an amazing night showcasing our PBC Dance programs and students. I can't wait for next year's musical. Well done to all staff and students. Not to be outdone, it was our Musicians turn to shine at Under the Lights last Thursday night which rounded out another successful year for our music students.

Our academic, cultural and sporting events only happen due to the commitment and dedication of our staff and parent community, thank you for your support and encouragement to help our students be the best they can be!

Congratulations to all our Middle School students involved, we are so proud of your efforts.

Celebrations will continue across the next couple of weeks when we celebrate our final Year 7 Optima Assembly, our Academic, Sports and Arts Awards Nights, I look forward to seeing our Middle School parents at our upcoming events.

Week 10

In Week 10, starting Monday 9 December, we have completed all assessment and move on to Special Programs, which this year includes Camps (Year 7 and 8) and Work Experience (Year 9).

On Monday 9 December, we also hold Transition Day, attended by about 400 Year 6 students who are joining our school community. The students meet a range of their new teachers and classmates, try ‘taster’ lessons, and are welcomed into their House. If you plan to enrol a younger child, you must do so by Friday 29 November, to ensure their participation in this special day.


A reminder that students should be actively using their planners to record their homework and other school commitments. Check your child’s planner for this. If your child does not seem to be receiving homework, do email their teacher for clarification. The assessment, including assignments and exams that students are working towards, are listed on the Assessment Calendars on the school website.

Assessment Calendars

You should have received ‘Connecting for Success’, your child’s Term 4 Assessment Calendar. These were also published on the school website.

Assessment Arrangements and Absence

The PBC Assessment Policy is published on the school website. The policy is designed to ensure equity amongst students, accountability for teachers and the integrity of assessment items. Please understand that while students may submit assignments early, exams may not be sat before the assigned date. The very small group of students planning to finish the term before the end of Week 9 need to discuss their assessment arrangements with the Head of Department of those subjects with exams they will miss, well in advance.

Queensland Theatre Company excursion

Brisbane Festival and LaBoite Theatre presented Steven Oliver’s newly written work “Into Darkness” A contemporary view on an Aboriginal Australian family. On 19 September, our Year 10 Drama Excellence students were chaperoned by Mr Cameron Sarasola and were deeply moved by this story of family, the loss of a loved one and the ripple effect this has on the family dynamic. Students had a wonderful time at the theatre and it was a lovely way to end a very busy Term 3.

Springbrook Visual Arts excursion

On Monday 14 October Ms Leoni Kent chaperoned her Year 11 students to Twin Falls in Springbrook National Park as part of their Unit 3, Visual Arts SATE study. The students completed the Twin Falls circuit slowly; photographing, filming, drawing and painting as they went along. The excursion was for students to find inspiration for inquiry phase one of their assessment, where they have to devise an inquiry question as the starting point for their Year 12 bodies of work.  The excursion as stimulus was intended to be an environment unknown to students.  It was followed by further field work in a known environment, Currumbin Creek boardwalk and estuary.

Visual Arts Exhibition 

On Thursday 17 October we celebrated our Visual Arts community and hosted our PBC Arts exhibition. The hospitality team led by Tracey Maher and Elizabeth Gill treated over 150 guests to tapas and drinks and were entertained by Year 12 Music Excellence student Aaron Gannaway performing his original songs on acoustic guitar. The work on display was a culmination of works created by PBC Year 8 – Year 12 students and was OUTSTANDING. A credit to the core and excellence program we run here at PBC. A big thank you to our incredible Visual Arts staff Ms Paula Hall, Ms Leoni Kent and Mr Simon Tanke. We have some very talented visual artists in our community and I am excited to share that Oorvi Bhandari has been selected as the 2019 Principals Award recipient. Congratulations Oorvi.

Drum Workshop

On Friday 18 October, Stage Band 1 were treated to a Drum workshop from JMI (Jazz Music Institute).

Dance Night 

On Tuesday 23 October PBC Dance Excellence students, Vocal Group students, Musical team members and selected Music excellence students entertained a sell-out audience of over 700 people at HOTA. Dance Night was a slick and professional presentation of all of our award winning eisteddfod routines from 2019, class work, student choreography, vocalists and Gymnasts. With over 250 students involved in the show the night was a definite highlight of 2019 and the night finished on high with all 250 students performing together in a grand FINALE.  I would like to thank Ms Madonna Hall and Mrs Abby Chetty for the incredible work and the hundreds of hours that was put into making this night such a huge success and riveting experience for our community and students. Thank you to Corey Parker (2018 Alumni - Stage Manager) and backstage staff Mrs Kristina Tassone, Ms Dani McGlynn and Ms Paula Hall.

Under the Lights 

On Thursday 25 October we hosted another large school event “Under the Lights 2019”. Over 700 guests and 300 musicians filled our Senior Quad to celebrate PBC musicians, past present and future. A big thank you to Mrs Kayla Latter (IM coordinator) Mr Justin Hart (IM teacher), Mrs Kristina Tassone (Vocal Group Director) and Reuben McLean (Strings teacher) for the night of entertainment. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make this event such a highlight on our school calendar and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents support team, Band MAD (Band Mums and Dad’s) as well as the staff that came along to support their students.  There was a large group of Alumni students back on campus. We will dearly miss our graduating Year 12 students but were also excited to meet and play alongside our Future Band students (future 2020 Instrumental Music students).

Danc’ed in the Spotlight 

On Friday 26 October, our dance teachers Mrs Abby Chetty and Ms Madonna Hall chaperoned our Year 9 and 10 Dance excellence students to HOTA again to perform at Danc’ed in the Spotlight. Danc’ed in the Spotlight is a not-for-profit event featuring performances by over 800 primary and secondary students from 24 State, Catholic and Independent schools on the Gold Coast and is the largest dance festival of its kind. We love finishing our enormous dance calendar at this event as it is a professional, but non-competitive environment showcasing the exiting role dance education plays in the education of our children.


All Shook Up! 

On Sunday 27 October there was no rest for the wicked when Mrs Abby Chetty, Mrs Madonna Hall and Mr Sarasola conducted featured musical rehearsals and workshops in the Theatre. We have nearly finished off Act 1 of “All Shook Up” and the cast and crew are excited to show you their creative project from 21 March, 2020 at Twin Towns... Watch this space

BUPA Aged Care performance 

On Monday 28 October, Mrs Krissy Tassone chaperoned her Vocal Group (Creative Generation South East Regional Award winners) to BUPA aged care, Tugun. The students performed their Acapella eisteddfod pieces, duos and solos and we were lucky enough to feature past student Mr Sean Petie. The audience at BUPA Aged Care Facility were thrilled to meet our students and this event was a lovely way to finish such an exhausting and exciting four weeks.

Hospitality - Restaurant Nights

The nights of the Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October saw the graduating year 12 Certificate III Hospitality class mentoring the Year 11 Certificate II Kitchen Operations class to deliver yet another outstanding Restaurant Week event. This year is the second such event to be held, which has been meet by parents and the local community with outstanding support resulting in the students catering for 120 customers over the two nights. Links to industry have been established through suppliers such as Jack Sprat Butchery, Pacific Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables and Tasman Star Seafoods, who each provided outstanding products for the students to highlight on their menu.


Throughout the Restaurant Week event, the students have been praised for their outstanding service skills and their ability to meet various customer requests, and the dishes from the menu described as flavoursome, well portioned and consistently presented.

Many students from the Certificate Program, have been offered work in the hospitality field by local employers such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, as they have shown outstanding skills in all of the varied functions they have catered and served this year, including PBC’s Gala Dinner, the Local Chaplin’s Annual Fundraiser, the PBC Alliance Breakfasts, PBC Drama and Music Excellence nights amongst other events this year.

The Hospitality students and staff would like to encourage you to keep your eye open for the next event catered by the Hospitality team, keeping October 2020 free for the next Restaurant Week.

Mrs Tracey Maher, 

Senior Hospitality Teacher

AFL Girls State Finals

Both the Senior and Junior Girls teams travelled up together from PBC to Maroochydore at 7:00am on Friday morning (18 October). The vibe on the bus was positive and focused with both teams set on returning home with 2 trophies.

The Senior Girls played tremendously on Friday. Up against a previously undefeated Narangba outfit the girls played with great energy and enthusiasm and came away with a comfortable victory. With Shenaya French dominant in the ruck the mids were able to do as they pleased as they fed a potent forward line. Classy left-footer Lily Wundke kicked a bag with tall target Faith Alchin also amongst the goals. The girls and Coach Wells were ecstatic after the game to make their way through to Sunday’s decider.

The junior girls Preliminary final was a tighter affair, with a physical and well drilled Kedron outfit giving the dominant team their first serious test for the year. A strong second quarter opened up a two goal lead and as the teams went goal for goal throughout the second half. Co-captain Ash Russell kicked the sealer as the Junior Girls also won their way through to the big dance. The absolute highlight of the game was at the final siren, with Senior Girls rushing on to the ground to embrace their junior counterparts in a heart-warming display of REDS spirit.

The finals were tight and tense affairs. The senior girls game both brutal and packed with skill. Midfield duo Maddy Crossman and Alice Saville did everything humanly possible to keep the REDS noses in front all game. It came down to the last minute, with a Miami break away leading to a goal and a heart-breaking last minute defeat. The girls can be proud of their fight and the spirit in which they played the game. The team has come so far since the start of the year, and we’re sure they’ll be back bigger and better in 2020.

The junior girls started well, and, kicking with the help of a strong breeze, held the upper hand after a spectacular Molly Fergusson snap from the pocket. With the backline standing up strong, Year 8’s Kiara Bischa and Kayla Giles intercepting at will and Josie McCabe dominant around the ball, they were able to keep an enthusiastic Varsity team at bay all game. When co-captain Piper Phelan broke the shackles of her tagging job in the last quarter to soccer through the match winner, the scenes of celebration were immense as a pile of red jerseys amassed on Piper in the goal square. Year 7 Mia Salisbury was a deserved winner of the medal for Best on Ground in the State Final. With 8 of our Year 9’s joining the senior girls next year, we look forward to the challenge of climbing the mountain again next year.

AFL Junior Boys State Finals

PBC's Boys Junior AFL team continued their undefeated season in Maroochydore last weekend by taking out the mantle of the state's best by winning the AFLQ School's Cup State Championships. PBC's Reds defeated St Augustine's College 13.10 (88) to 1.0 (6) in the Grand Final after accounting for Helensvale in the Preliminary Final 9.3 (57) to 1.3 (9).

All Schools Touch Football 2019

PBC had 3 teams entered into the Queensland All Schools Touch Tournament this year.  Run over 5 days and with over 400 teams and 5000 players competing, including teams from overseas, it makes for a very gruelling competition to come out on top.

The 13’s Girls won 4 from 6 games and despite showing huge improvement throughout the tournament, unfortunately they finished third in their pool and they did not progress through the finals on Saturday in this highly competitive age division.

The Under 15 Girls dominated the teams in their pool going through to the finals undefeated amassing an impressive +81 points differential. In the round of 16 game they came up against the strong St Margaret Mary’s team from Townsville. In a game played in terrible conditions the scores were locked at 1 all at the end of regulation time. The game then entered a drop-off situation and after a couple of contentious decisions against them, unfortunately the opposition scored in the corner to end their tournament.

The Open girls had a successful carnival once again topping their pool in the prelim games also going through undefeated. On finals day in the Round of 16 they accounted for Mansfield 7-3 to move into the quarter-finals.  There they met the very strong Cathedral College from Rockhampton and unfortunately bowed out the competition with their first loss of the tournament. With the calibre of teams’ playing in the carnival it was certainly a great achievement to make the top 8 in the state.

All teams represented the Reds with distinction with a never say die attitude across all games.  It was great to see the tremendous support they showed for each other with a sea of red around the field when each team was playing. 

Bring on World All Schools next year.

Mr Eggert and Mr Russell, PBC Touch Sports Excellence Coaches

Cricket State Finals

Congratulations to the PBC Open Boys Cricket team who travelled to the Sunshine Coast on Monday to compete in the State Final (Southern Region) for T20 Cricket. PBC's first game was a loss to Nudgee College, however the REDS beat Good Shepherd College, Noosa to take out 3rd place in the South QLD Zone. All boys played outstanding cricket in the game against Good Shepherd with Mitch Malone scoring 35 with the bat and taking 5 for 15 with the ball, outstanding effort Mitch. Harry Allen also contributed with 47 not out. To get to the finals PBC competed in this knock-out competition beating Emmanuel College, All Saints, Downlands College Toowoomba and Good Shepherd College. PBC were the only state school to make it to the finals. Congratulations to all boys on an outstanding season and representing the REDS with pride.

Warren Potter , Cricket Coach


Sweet 16 Basketball

Congratulations to the Junior Boys and Girls basketball teams for a fantastic effort at the Sweet 16 competition. Between both teams they played 18 games across 4 days! Both teams played with the intensity and heart of a true Red.

A further congratulations to the girls for placing 3rd and to Amelia Andrews for making the All Star 5 team. She showed great leadership across the 4 days and followed it up on court with her 3 point shooting and defensive intensity.

World Teachers Day 2019

Thank you to our amazing P&C for putting on a delicious BBQ for our teachers and staff, to celebrate World Teachers Day last Friday. Thank you to Michael Hart MP for providing a delicious cake that was demolished very quickly! 
Thank you most of all to our wonderful PBC teachers! They all do an amazing job supporting and nurturing our students. Thank you teachers!

Get Online Week

Six Digital Innovation students tutored senior citizens about how to use technology as a part of “Get Online Week”. The students did a great job of demonstrating how to use WhatsApp, Google Maps, Podcasts and an crossword app and also gave the people they were tutoring a great deal of confidence in using their tablets or phones.

The students were: Hannah Daley, Kianna Cox, Layla Ahern, Delta Walsh, Olive McCagh and Bonnie Kruger.


Student Financial Life Skills

Our school is committed to helping students to prepare for life after school. As part of this preparation we are accessing the resources of The Wealth Academy for the benefit of students in our school.

One of the resources made available to our school is a youth-oriented financial life skills e-zine titled Teenfinca, which is an acronym for teenage financial capability. The latest issue of Teenfinca is now available for students and families to read and share. We encourage parents to discuss the articles within the ezine with their children. Such discussions will help to build their future financial capability and wellbeing.

Enrolments 2020

If your student is leaving PBC in Term 4 or not returning in 2020, please contact

Administration - 5525 9350 or email

We will then provide Leaving forms by email or your student is welcome to collect them at Front Reception


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Dates to Remember

 29 Oct

 Year 7 Immunisations

 30 Oct

House Champion Assembly 

30 Oct

Year 12 Optima Awards

1 Nov

Year 12 last day of timetabled lessons (Walkout)

4 Nov

Year 7 Optima Awards

6 Nov

Sport Awards Night

7 Nov

Arts Awards Night

11 Nov

48th Annual Academic Awards Night

12 Nov

Academic Excellence Farewell Night

13 Nov

Year 12 Graduation and Formal

School based traineeships available

Lots of exciting traineeship opportunities are still available in the Pathway Centre Y Block for Year 10’s in Term 4. Job boards are updated regularly with new positions. Students can collect a registration form and apply now.

A variety of traineeships are on offer with a focus on business, hospitality, retail and tourism.

Hospitality and Business Traineeships:

The Paddock Bakery

Chempro Chemist Burleigh

52 Espresso Nobbys Beach

Palm Beach Surf Club

Brumby’s Bakery the Pines

The Pines News and Gifts

Rebound Indoor Sport Centre

Neighbourhood Espresso Currumbin Waters

Coffee Club Burleigh – Thursdays

Currumbin RSL

Ignite Education – Business

The Original Bakery - Tugun

Lakeview Café Burleigh

Admin position in childcare head office

Foodworks Tugun

KFC Palm Beach

Guzmen Y Gomez Robina and Burleigh

Cowch Dessert Bar Broadbeach

Crust Pizza Coolangatta

Garden of Vegan Burleigh

Soul Origin Robina

Goldmark the Pines

Ambarella Fine Food Burleigh

The Fresh Bar – Broadbeach

Café Biaggi Burleigh

Paperbark Café Burleigh

PRA Psychology

Wendys the Pines

Bettys Burgers Broadbeach

IGA Currumbin

Subway Stocklands and James St Burleigh

Saltwater Currumbin

Coming Home Co. Robina

Zeus Robina

Zarraffas Tugun and Palm Beach

Lava Carts Robina

Crema Espresso Robina

Screen Printing Apprenticeship, suit school leaver.  PSI Screen Printing in Currumbin. Duties include manufacturing, screen printing, warehousing. See Ms Shreeve Y Block to apply or email resume to

Reece Plumbing: Cert II Warehousing school based traineeship Year 10’s Mermaid Beach. Click here for information.

Cert III Business with sport and recreation focus – Miami City Venue Management Pool & Rebound Indoor Sports Centre.

Aspire Hair Burleigh looking for school based apprentice, bring resume to Y Block to apply.

The Collective Palm Beach – Taking expression of interest for casual staff, they hiring before the next school holiday period and are always looking for extra staff to help us with events and catering. See Ms Shreeve.

Indigenous Traineeships – Kmart stores – Various locations including Robina

NAB National Australia Bank, various locations

Fulltime Positions with Australia Post Bundall visit the link to apply Roles will be indoor mail sorting with an opportunity to progress to outdoor delivery on an EDV (Electric Delivery Vehicle) or EAMB (Electric Australian Mail Bike)

School based vacancies links:

Ignite Education:

Aurora Training Institute please visit their vacancy page:

Prestige Training Services vacancies, Please visit this link for more opportunities

There are more opportunities on the job boards. Please come into Y Block to register.

Year 12’s looking for employment when they leave school, are encouraged to leave an expression of interest with Ms Shreeve. Employers often contact the school to fill positions.

Love your current job? Would you like to turn it into a traineeship? Come to the Pathway centre and let’s see if we can create a traineeship for you in your current role.

The Pathway Centre is open before school and first break to apply for any of the above positions

Sonia Shreeve - Industry Liaison Officer

We encourage parents/caregivers to email your student’s excellent recent achievements to us. These achievements can be in The Arts, sporting, academic or community service. We would love to hear from you! Please email us at with details of your student’s achievement and include at least one photo, and/or any links to media articles that we can share via our Parent Newsletter, internal communications and Facebook.

Soccer Success

Congratulations to PBC's Eli Hughes who has been selected for the Australian U16 Schoolboys Football Team after captaining Queensland at the National Titles.
Eli will tour the UK and Ireland in January 2020 to play against Premier League Clubs as well as the English and Irish Schoolboy Teams. What a fantastic achievement! 

Skateboarding Champion

On the 28 September 2019 PBC's Zane Hetherington competed in the Qld Street Skateboarding Championships at Rumble on the Reef at Mackay and came first place in the U16 division closely followed by Austin Gray in 2nd place. The boys both skated really well and maintained their composure under some tight competition. Zane also came 3rd place in the Open Money bowl competition the night before.

Women in Business Awards – Gold Coast

PBC's Ally Bourke and Lauren Ward had the absolute honour of accompanying Brianna Mudie (Yr 12 2020) to the Women in Business Awards – Gold Coast where she was nominated for two awards; the Empowering Young Women Award and The Futurist Award. Brianna was announced as a top 3 finalist for The Futurist award and one of the first students to ever be named as a finalist in this category, with nominees generally coming from a significant professional background and experience.

The two other finalists were more than double Brianna’s age however Brianna’s achievements speak for themselves. She has founded The Good Hair Day, a business where she offers hair services and tutorials. She manages an extremely professional social media presence having over 65,000 followers on Instagram and an internationally recognised Youtube channel. She has worked with companies such a Disney, which has given her business global exposure, and manages to do all of this while maintaining strong academic results and a smile on her face.

Brianna won prizes including a masterclass at Bond University. This was a huge achievement to receive this recognition after going through an intensive selection process including preparing a portfolio and panel interviews with highly respected industry leaders. As a side note Brianna had her interview for School Captain in the morning before coming to the awards and took it all in her stride. Definitely a student who embodies the Reds spirit and someone to be extremely proud of. Congratulations Brianna!

Click the links below to hear the latest from PBC’s Wellbeing Team.

Senior School Guidance Officer

Head to the Guidance Officer page on our website for the latest information targeted to senior students of careers and pathway information.

Middle School Guidance Officer

News from our Partners

A message from the School Physio, Inspire Physiotherapy

Inspire_Physio.jpgAs a physio one of the most common questions I get asked is: what is better to apply following an injury, ice or heat?

Since the 1970's, most health professionals lived by the RICER acronym when managing soft tissue injuries, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Refer. This narrative has recently been challenged with many health professionals believing ice may actually be detrimental to healing. So with all this information (and misinformation) out there what is Mum or Dad supposed to do when their child comes home with a sore shoulder etc?

The good news is you most likely not going to do any further damage to the injury whether you apply ice or heat and both can reduce pain significantly. There is no strong evidence to support doing either over doing nothing, there is also no evidence to suggest doing either will delay healing or make the problem worse. My advice is to do what feels best. In my experience working with athletes is that ice tends to help pain and reduce swelling quicker in peripheral joints (shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists etc) while people tend to get more relief from heat with back and neck injuries. Bear in mind that everyone is different.

You can read more about ice and heat and how they effect the body in more detail on my blog.


  1. Ice reduces blood flow and swelling to an injured area and reduces pain
  2. Heat increases blood flow to an injured area an reduces muscle spasm
  3. Early movement promotes faster and more effective healing in absence of significant trauma
  4. The research on the effectiveness of ice and heat on recovery from injury is inconclusive
  5. I find heat works best for backs and necks
  6. I find ice works best for peripheral joints (shoulders, knees, ankles etc)
  7. Do what makes it feel better!

If your child is struggling with a soft tissue injury you can access our FREE Injury Clinic on Monday afternoons (3:00-6:00pm). This free clinic is accessible to all PBC students. Click here to book an appointment online or call/text Matt on 0400 163 609.

The clinic is located at the school tennis courts. Parents and friends are welcome to book appointments for a standard $78.00 fee

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary



PBC Alliance Business Directory – support our local businesses


If you are looking to support our local businesses and local community when looking for a product or service look no further than the PBC Alliance Business Directory. All the listings are supporters of our students and local so please support those that support PBC.


Would your business like to support our students? Become a Partner today

If you are interested in learning more about the PBC Alliance visit our website!

Thank you to our amazing partners!

We would like to give a huge shout out to our 2019 PBC Alliance Partners! The support of these amazing businesses, for our students, is hugely appreciated.

Bendigo Bank – Tugun Community Bank Branch

Aurora Training Institute

Prestige Service Training

Griffith University

Leading Teams

Southport Sharks

Veteran Mentors

Choices Media

ACTV Strenth Co

Capital Pest Management

CHG Wealth

Stone Style

Currumbin RSL

Trade Glass

Inspire Physiotherapy

Firewire Surfboards

Tweed Sea Sports


Gold Coast United FC

Bond University

Wilson Haynes Solicitors

Fraser Financial Services

Big Screen Video

Mighty Minds



Burleigh Bears Rugby League

Currumbin Junior Rugby League

Storm Cycles

The Meatsmiths, Elanora

Palm Beach Surf Club



Uniform Shop


Cashier Window Operating Hours

Over the counter payments can only be accepted between 8:00am and 1:00pm on Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can make payments via BPOINT from your invoice or statement or Direct Deposit.


For Internet banking please use the details below:

School’s Bank Account:               PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN SHS General A/C

BSB Number:                             064-404 CBA Branch Burleigh Heads

Account Number:                        00090303

Reference/Details:                      Record both Student ID AND the reference Code to ensure your payment can be recorded correctly. (Reference Code = ITEM BEING PAID FOR e.g.: 2019 SRS8 or 2019 ACEX10)


SRS Fees

Make payments the quick and easy way using BPOINT. Visit, follow the prompts or phone BPOINT on 1300 631 073.

Parents/caregivers experiencing financial difficulty can email ParentSupport

Payment plan options are available including Centrepay -a service to families whereby periodic payments can be made to the school or Direct Debit via credit card (monthly). Paperwork is available from the Student Services Office to activate either of these plans.



Parents – have you registered for QParents? QParents allows you to stay in contact with PBC and to access information about your child’s schooling? If you haven’t yet registered for QParents, register now. You can provide your 100 points of identity documents for registration online through QParents, or in person at your school. If you have limited identity documents, or experience difficulties registering, please contact your school for help.

QParents is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in your child’s school life


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