Dear Parents and Caregivers,
This week also sees the end of scheduled regular classes for the Year 12 students. From the start of next term, the Year 12 students prepare for their external exams for ATAR pathway subjects and for them to complete vocational competencies to ensure that they receive their certificate. Whilst regular classes have finished for Year 12, for many students learning continues in an individualised format as they study and / or finish off their certificates so that they graduate with their Queensland Certificate of Education. Please stay tuned to your emails for further bulletins from the Senior Secondary team regarding Graduation updates and External Exam preparation.
A factsheet for students and parents/caregivers on the procedures the QCAA will use to calculate students’ final subject results in General subjects was published today on the QCAA website.
Over the school holidays it is likely that the school grounds will be closed to all staff and members of the public (except for the Saturday Markets) as the air-conditioning installation into classrooms begins. With a number of the older buildings containing asbestos, installation of the air-conditioning will require the school site to be vacant. The air-conditioning project will take all of Term 4 to complete and there will be disruptions to where classes are located from week to week. We have scheduled the works so as to not impact on the Year 11 and 12 exam weeks in Term 4.
The tennis court improvements and renewal continue next week with the lighting project completed and new fencing about to commence. An online public access and booking system will be installed over the coming months.
The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation has contacted the school to state that they are in receipt of a complaint that Palm Beach Currumbin SHS students under the age of 18 have been consuming alcohol at Burleigh Community Club which is located at 1640 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads. The complaint also contains information that the students have been falsely identifying themselves to the “Club Burleigh” Staff by using identification that belongs to older family members and / or friends so as not be detected as minors. We ask that parents who are aware that their children visit Club Burleigh inform them of the complaints that have been made and that it is an offence for minors to consume alcohol on a licensed premises. In addition we ask that the students are warned about and the potential harm that is associated with teenagers drinking. Finally, should underage students be identified as drinking alcohol at a licensed premises or using a false identification, fines may apply.
CRICOS Provider Name: The Queensland Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A
Our Year 12 students are currently completing Mock exams for General subjects and finalising assessment for Applied and VET subjects. All students have been emailed the timetable for these exams, it has also been published on the school website: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/curriculum/testing-and-assessment.
During Term 4 only General classes will be timetabled as students prepare for External Assessment commencing on 26 October. The exception to this is students that still need to finalise VET courses and students that did not sit the Common Internal Assessment for Essential English and Essential Maths at the end of Term 1. These students will still be required to attend classes and complete assessment.
Students in Applied courses that are not required to attend school will have the opportunity to complete a range of courses to improve their employment prospects. These courses are: Construction White Card, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), First Aid and Safety Training, Basic Barista course, Basic Bar course and Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG). All courses will have fees and limited numbers. All parents and students eligible for these courses have been emailed the schedule of the Alternate program. To register for a course students should contact our Industry Liaison officer Ms Shreeve in Y block (email@example.com).
The school website has a section which contains all the details regarding upcoming External Exams https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/curriculum/testing-and-assessment. Parents and students should also be familiarising themselves with the myQCEwebsite and its link to External assessment: https://myqce.qcaa.qld.edu.au/external-assessment.html. This site also has some good tips on effective study skills and preparing for external assessments in the section Preparing for Assessments.
A reminder for students interested in apprenticeships to register with Ms Shreeve in Y block as a number of agencies have vacancies now. This database is also shared with future employers that contact the school with opportunities for school leavers.
Year 11 students will finalise Unit 2 in shutdown during Week 10 of this term 14-18 September. The schedule of these exams has been published on the student curriculum drive and the school website https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/curriculum/testing-and-assessment. This is a full shutdown and students only need to attend when they have scheduled exams.
The school assessment policy is also on the above link. A reminder that all assignments are due at 9:00am on the due date and that teachers are instructed to make a judgement on the evidence, which is available at this time. Late assignments are not accepted.
Moving forward Year 11 students will commence the summative units for ATAR in term 4 of this year and will have their first assessment for Unit 3 in the last week of Term 4. This will be a full shutdown in the week of 23-27 November.
In 2021 Year 12 and Year 10 students will have their exams and assessment due in the last week of each term (Week 10).
A reminder that all students must have passed a Unit of English and Maths by the end of Unit 2. Students that do not meet this requirement will have to complete a VET certificate that meets the requirements of the QCE. This course will have a cost of $300.
Year 10 students are again encouraged to commence a school-based apprenticeship and traineeship (SAT) in Year10 rather than in Year 11. Please see Ms Shreeve in Y block for more information regarding SATs. Year 10 students will have shutdown exams on the last 3 days of this term 16-18September. The timetable has also been published on the student drive and the school website (https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/curriculum/testing-and-assessment).
School Holiday Activities
The school holidays are a great opportunity for students to extend their learning in informal settings, relax and prepare for their final term. The Gold Coast City Council and Wesley Mission have a fabulous program of free school holiday activities, run through Thrower House (across the road from PBC). For details, go to http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/documents/bf/thrower-holiday-program.pdf.
Students are also encouraged to visit some of the many natural settings, athletic facilities, museums and art galleries. Students can use their free time to prepare or update their resumes. They can see Mrs Shreeve at the Pathways Centre in Y block to collect a Resume Pack, which provides guidelines on how to do this. Students can also spend time perusing University websites for courses and scholarships. There are scholarships for so many different personal circumstances and courses. Familarising themselves with these scholarships can help give students goals to work towards. Finally, students may consider using some of their time to ‘give back’ to their community, with the guidance and support of parents. Students undertaking voluntary work can be acknowledged through PBC’s Community Service scheme. Click here for details: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/Ourcommunity/Volunteering/Pages/community-service-program.aspx
Pathways Centre News
School based traineeships are available. New exciting traineeship opportunities are available in the Pathways Centre Y Block for Year 10’s for Term 3. Job boards will be updated regularly with new positions. Students can collect a registration form and apply now. Get paid while gaining a qualification when doing a school based traineeship and earn up to 8 QCE points!! A variety of traineeships are on offer with a focus on business, hospitality, retail and tourism.
Hospitality and Business Traineeships:
- Chempro Chemist - Tugun & The Strand Coolangatta
- The Bohemian Club – Burleigh
- The Pantry - Burleigh
- Aurora Institute Training offices - Robina
- Gold Coast Wake Park - Oxenford
- PRA Psychology Consulting Mermaid Beach
- KFC – Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach & Robina
- Plantation House Café West Burleigh
- Coming Home Co Robina Kitchens
- Mexicali Nobbys Beach
- Paddock Bakery Burleigh
- Soul Origin Robina
- Pizzeria Coolangatta
- Active Earth Nut and Seeds – Burleigh
- The Pines News and Gifts Elanora
- Garden of Vegan Burleigh hospitality and cookery focused
- Grind Me Coffee Miami
- City Beach Robina & Surfers Paradise
- Hudson Coffee John Flynn
- Third Base Coffee Robina
- Love Italy – Surfers Paradise
- Passiontree Velvet Robina and Pacific Fair
- Paperbark Burleigh
- Crema Espresso Coolangatta
- The Original Bakery Tugun
- Guzmen Y Gomez Burleigh
- IGA Currumbin
School based vacancies links:
Ignite Education: https://www.ignite.edu.au/job-vacancies/
Aurora Training Institute please visit their vacancy page: http://www.aurora.edu.au/schools-program/
Prestige Training Services vacancies, Please visit this link for more opportunities https://prestigestaffingsolutions.org.au/job-board/
School Leavers should check the following links for fulltime employment opportunities:
Year 12’s are invited to leave their details with the Pathway Centre, when potential employers are looking for staff at the end of the year, students will receive this information in text/emails
There are more opportunities on the job boards. Please come into Y Block to register.
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.
Congratulations to Elijah Hughes who has completed his traineeship Cert 3 Business with Third Base Coffee Palm Beach and Libby-Tyme McEvoy who has completed a school based traineeship with Hudson Coffee @ John Flynn.
Congratulations to PBC's Alyra who has signed up with Hudson Coffee, John Flynn for a Cert 3 Business with a hospitality focus. In the photo with Alyra are her employers Deni and Rod. The training was organised by RTO: Aurora Training with Apprenticeship Support Network: Mas Experience
Well done to PBC's Lucinda who is currently doing a Traineeship in Early Childhood. This photo was taken last week on Educators Day at the centre, Kool Kids Centre Clear Island Waters.
Sonia Shreeve - Industry Liaison Officer
We have been very proud of our Year 7 and 8 students this year in their commitment to “Be a Learner’ in the classroom. At our Term 3 Optima assemblies we acknowledged 112 Year 7 and 87 Year 8 students for achieving Excellent Effort and Behaviour in 5 or more subjects. This is a reflection of ‘Nil Sed Optima’, nothing but the best in their engagement with the curriculum across a wide variety of subjects.
Our students have also been embracing ‘Every Student Succeeding – Every Day Counts’. The CARE class staff have presented Attendance certificates to 278 Year 7 and 244 Year 8 students achieving the 92% PBC Attendance target. Congratulations to all students!
Special recognition must also be extended to our Year 7 and 8 students receiving 100% attendance this year. Congratulations to the following students for this outstanding achievement.
The Junior Secondary Year 7/8 Optima team are responsible for your child’s wellbeing at PBC and our key priorities include attendance, positive behaviours and student case management so we can maximise student learning and performance. We require parent/caregivers to update contact details for your child including change of address, phone, email, learning and/or medical conditions and Court Custody orders.
Cybersafety ‘Be Safe’ tips
- Google your name on each platform to see what is displayed
- If you have old accounts report yourself so they can be removed
- Check privacy settings on each platform
- Do not provide your full name and date of birth to minimise identity theft
- Look out for friends that may be targeted and use Stymie.com.au for any anonymous notification
- Remove any inappropriate pictures from your device
- “THINK BEFORE YOU SEND – TAKE 10 seconds to 10 minutes”
- To report cyberbullying https://www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/cyberbullying-complaints/i-want-to-report-cyberbullying
- To seek help https://kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling
- IT misconduct can result in a suspension if there is breach affecting the good order and management of the school
- Be aware of Australian Cyber safety laws Cyber safety | Youth Law Australia
- Use filtering and time limits to monitor any device
- Sit with your child to know what digital platforms they are engaging with
- Read what apps do https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-check-app-permissions-ios-android-macos-windows/
- iParent e-Safety Commissioner gives practical steps and strategies to learn about the digital environment and how to help your child have safe and enjoyable online experiences https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent
- To make a complaint https://www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/offensive-and-illegal-content-complaints/report-offensive-or-illegal-content
"I know this; your sister watched as they took you, day by day, hour by hour. And you went. You chose. They showed you that dark road and went down it willingly. Evil isn't something that swallows you up. It's a choice you make..." - Daimler
This year saw the Year 11 and 12 Drama Excellence class take on its biggest challenge yet! Under the creative direction of Drama Excellence Teacher, Cameron Sarasola, students plumbed the depths of 'good' and 'evil', the binary oppositions of 'fascism' and 'freedom' and challenged audiences to peel back the layers of their own complacency in PBC's production of 'Dark Road', written by American playwright, Laura Lundgren Smith. Using minimal set pieces, custom made and sourced costuming and making the most of recently updated lighting and command consoles, students dazzled audiences with their authentic and deeply moving portrayal of sisters caught between two ideologies.
The process of building the work however, required more than just costuming and updated facilities to produce. The real lifeforce of the production being the boundless, creative, and inquisitive energy of the cast. All students took to the play with zeal from the very first closed reading. From there they engaged in exploration of post war philosophy, interrogating the works of Hannah Arendt and her seminal work 'Zur Person', identifying through this lens how one can lose themselves to an ideology and absolve themselves of personal accountability. After these teleological underpinnings were understood, the students worked exceptionally hard to refine their performances, creating a communion with the play, its world and transporting their audiences into the belly of World War II.
Mr Sarasola and his students would like to express their gratitude to the teachers, students and PBC faculty who supported their production by attending our internal productions, and to the broader community for their continued engagement with our excellence program and school productions.
All Shook Up!
Of the 40 or more musicals I’ve been involved in throughout my career, I’ve never had to stage one amidst a global pandemic. 2020 hey! What a year! But if there’s one thing that has made all of the drama and stress associated with Covid-19 bearable, it’s the opportunity to work with this year’s phenomenal cast. “All Shook Up” is one of my favourite musicals and I’ve worked on it as a choreographer 3 other times - at the GC Arts Centre(2008); Phoenix Ensemble(2011) and here at PBC (2010). So this is its 10 year anniversary at PBC and I couldn’t imagine a more amazing cast to bring this show to life again. The 2020 cast embodies everything that PBC stands for. Not only are they incredibly talented and creative, but they are dedicated, committed and above all, resilient! The whole team has had to work incredibly hard and fast to get the show back up to a performance standard in less than 3 weeks. I certainly could not have done this without this talented cast and my amazing, supportive and hardworking Production team and I want to sincerely thank everyone involved for collaborating with me to stage this very entertaining musical. And to the parents of this wonderful cast, thank you for creating and nurturing such beautiful humans.
“All Shook Up” is a musical comedy inspired by and built around the fabulous songs of Elvis Presley, with beautiful arrangements by Stephen Oremus. The storyline is loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and follows a 24 hour period in the summer of 1955, in a small, you-never-heard-of-it town, somewhere in
the Midwest. It follows one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger, who together, help a small town discover the magic of romance and the power of music.
Madonna Hall, Director
During Week 9 Term 3, the Certificate II Kitchen Operations Students worked with the Certificate III Hospitality Students to host the annual Restaurant Week event. This is the third consecutive year the students have hosted the event. The students are responsible for all food preparation, setting the dining room, waiting on tables, running a bar and engaging in customer service. Guests for the event are greeted with a variety of canapés and drinks, before being seated for a three-course meal, which they select from an al a carte menu. This event is the last formal event the year 12 students engage in, completing the requirements for their certificates.
Some feedback the students and staff have received from parents, school staff and local businesses includes the following;
‘We had a great experience at the restaurant night. The service was very professional yet friendly, and of course the food was delicious. The atmosphere provided by the various artists was very engaging & entertaining. I am sure the school is very proud of the high quality experience delivered by all the students working together, under the leadership of their supervising faculty members.’
‘Congratulations on another fantastic Restaurant Night! You should be so proud of all that you and your Hospitality students accomplished. Everyone on table 6 loved their meals. Comments were also made about the professionalism of those students serving us and everyone loved the farewell present which was given to each student and the obvious respect the students have for you. When are you taking bookings for next year!!’
‘I just wanted to say what an awesome job you did with restaurant week this year. The food was fantastic and so was the service. The students were really attentive and professional. I had two wonderful nights. The pumpkin starter I had both nights was delicious and I think the Tofu/Brussel Sprout main I had both nights was the best Brussel Sprout dish I’ve ever had. For dessert, I had the vegan chocolate cake one night and the passionfruit ice-cream cake the other. Both were amazing. Please pass my compliments on to the students in the kitchen both nights.’
‘Thank you so much for a fabulous night last night – a credit to you! The food was outstanding and the kids did such a wonderful job – they have bright futures in hospitality! I hope that tonight goes as smoothly’
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) Graduation Ceremony
In week 8 we took some time to celebrate our current Year 12 QATSIF students and congratulate them on their years of schooling. It was a great morning where we discussed why it is important to acknowledge our ancestors, the importance of schooling, what kept this group of Year 12’s motivated to stay at school and how proud we are of them graduating. Certificates were presented to the following students:
- Brodie Chadburn
- Tylee Donovan
- Troy Duckett
- Trevor-John Fisher
- Laquisa Khan
- Isabella Lee
- Mikayla Meehan
- Xavier Savage
- Harmony Conrades (absent)
- Jalu Donovan (absent)
- Taylah Hawke (absent)
- Jack Smith (absent)
Click the links below to hear the latest from PBC’s Wellbeing Team.
Senior Secondary Guidance Officer
Read the attached article for the latest information targeted to senior students of careers and pathway information.
Junior Secondary Guidance Officer
Attached is the latest article from our Junior Secondary Guidance Officer Anna Willis. “Safeguarding Mental Health During COVID”
This is a list of recommended support services for the school community as we head into school holidays:
- How to access support through school website: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/support-and-resources/student-resources (see support and resource links in right column)
- Support services for the young person: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/Supportandresources/Formsanddocuments/Documents/support-and-resources/help-services-2018(pdf,488kb).pdf
- eMHprac a guide to digital mental health resources: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/SupportAndResources/FormsAndDocuments/Documents/support-and-resources/emhprac-resource-guide-mar2019.pdf
- Helping parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times: https://parents.au.reachout.com/
- Connecting families to the right services at the right time: http://familychildconnect.org.au/
- The Gold Coast Community Directory lists community-based groups, organisations and individuals that offer services and activities across the city, making it easy to connect with community based groups and services in your local area: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/community/community-resources-directory-2918.html
- The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
- QLD Health Website (coronavirus (COVID-19) – everything you need to know, in language you can understand): https://www.health.qld.gov.au/
- 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84 non-urgent health advice)
- Headspace (mental health and wellbeing support for young people): https://headspace.org.au/
- Need to talk to someone (Lifeline 13 11 14, eheadspace 1800 650 890 or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800)
- New life care (providing mental health support, emergency food aid, disability and homelessness support): https://newlifecare.nu/
- Genuine Love (op shop and food relief): https://c3currumbin.org.au/genuine-love/
- Centrelink (we deliver Centrelink social security payments and services to Australians): https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/centrelink
- If you require urgent and immediate help please call 000 or the Acute Care Team (QLD) on 1300 642 255 or Mental Health Access Line (NSW) on 1800 011 511 for 24/7 crisis assistance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 social media.
Ryan Rivett - NRL signing!
Congratulations to PBC's Ryan Rivett - Year 12 Sports Excellence student who has achieved one of his goals, to be signed to an NRL club! Ryan has just signed a 3 year deal with the NRL club Cronulla Sharks in Sydney and will be joining them end of the year. This is fantastic news for Ryan and we wish him the very best of luck.
Surfing - MR Shield
PBC students have competed in the MR Shield and results are:
1st U16 Boys - Matt Boyle and Ty Richardson
1st U19 Boys - Oscar Berry and Jackson Graham
2nd U16 Girls -Grace Kama and Cali Barrett
2nd U19 Girls - Raya Campbell and Concha Belsamo
Also, great individual results with the following:
3rd Raya Campbell
U16 Boys – Clean sweep
South Coast region were the overall State Champions
Rugby League School Footy
Congratulations to the PBC Reds on winning the Langer Cup Grand Final last week against Keebra Park 16-8. Click the link to read the full review of the game and watch the replay. The Year 10 Reds went down to Marsden in the Walter Cup Grand Final 26-8 but it was still a great effort. Well done to all the REDS! All images from the Gold Coast Bulletin.
ALFQ School Footy
All PBC AFL teams have qualified for next month’s state finals after winning competing well at the SEQ Invitational Gala Day today! The State Finals will be on 16-17 October at Maroochydore! Well done REDS!! All images from the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Gig Night 2020 is to be held at Soundlounge. The event is now live and tickets are officially available with 2 showing options. Please note that people are asked to attend only ONE show only. This is in order to give the performing students as much exposure as possible, and tickets are limited to 100 per show due to COVID. Click the links below to secure your tickets and don't miss out on this fantastic event showcasing so much PBC talent!
One Percent Workshops - Term 3
PBC's Sports Excellence Program is giving students much more than the skills to perform on the playing field. Earlier this term Prue Davies ( Ex-PBC student, B. Ex Sci, international level SLSC competitor and current world record holder 200m Super Life Saver) delivered her One Percent Workshop to all of PBC’s Sports Excellence girls. Prue’s knowledge across women’s performance, health and wellness is invaluable for our students. A motivating mentor with experience that goes beyond her sporting achievements at the highest level, Prue led our girls through an interactive workshop to enhance their performance, knowledge and awareness.
R U OK? Day
Last Thursday we celebrated R U OK? Day and encouraged all our students and staff to regularly check in with friends, family and colleagues. It is important to have conversations with others, to check in, to offer support and listen. A conversation could save a life. Find conversation tips and more at www.ruok.org.au
It is hard not to love hearing some of these comments today from the students as they head home for the day:-
- Mr Hamilton - Good in CARE class
- Mr Buchanan - ‘Legend’ just a great teacher
- Ms Thomas - Helped prep for exams, student had less stress
- Mr Brown - Great positive conversations and basketball training
- Ms Thomas - Giving students more choice in class activities
- Ms Schatz - Great positive conversations and basketball training
- Ms Olsen - Helped with assessment - ‘made me feel good because I thought I was going to fail before her help’
- Mr Power - Great lessons, always helps us understand
- Mr Miller - Great training for sport ex tournament
- Ms Moxey - Great at English, awesome teacher
- Mr Jordan - Always does a little bit extra to make class better
- Ms Ashley - Always friendly, and makes me feel happy
- Mr Clarke - Great CARE class lessons
- Mr Mac - ‘Sport ex track coach and he makes me want to come to school’
- Ms Willis - Knows her stuff and teaches it really well
- Ms Apanui - Always really positive, makes students around her positive
- Ms Miller - Fun
- Ms Kimber - Helpful, nice and just great at teaching
- Mr Jenkins - Great teacher and funny.
- All the ADMIN ladies - Just amazing. Someone should take cupcakes around!
- Mr Thomas - Provides positive reinforcement to all students
- Ms O’Kane - Lots of extra help for all students
- Ms Joubert - Care, good to talk to
- Mr Urasaki - Always happy and lifts everyone’s mood
- Mr Russell - Makes learning fun, great science experiments
- Ms Hall - Cares, goes the extra mile for the class
- Mr McCullagh - Funny
- Ms Hyatt - Always comes to class happy making learning easy
- Ms O’Kane - Helps improve grades by structuring work for each student
- Mr Hamilton - Explains maths for greater understanding
- Mr Monaghan - Helps fix and finish my job
- Mr Potter - Awesome in care class
- CJ - Always helpful in class
- Ms - Haidley Engaging and fun lessons
- Ms Murphy - Always brings a great ‘vibe’ to class
- Ms Schatz - Always ‘warm’ and gets the most out of the class
- Mr Wells - Positive and great chats, help stay on track
Spark their future
Are you the parent of a child who struggles at school or refuses to go to school? When children are struggling to engage at school, parental support and guidance can make all the difference. The Spark their Future website offers information and resources to help parents support their children to attend school and enjoy learning. Find out how to help your child make the most of their education by visiting qld.gov.au/sparktheirfuture #sparktheirfuture
Parents/Caregivers must notify the school and provide an explanation of a student absence by 9.00am on the day of the absence. The priority for notification is:
TEXT MESSAGE – (0426305728) – provide student name, year level date and reason for absence e.g. Sick
EMAIL – email@example.com – provide student name, date and reason for absence
Example Text/Email – “John Smith Y8 03/06/19 Sick”
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Dates to Remember
Junior Rugby League Broncos State Finals
Chaplaincy Morning Tea
Senior Rugby League State Finals Townsville
School Tennis State Finals Rockhampton
Last Day Term 3
School holidays start
Labor Day Holiday
First Day Term 4
Year 10 Immunisations
House Champion Assembly
PBC Alliance Breakfast – Industry Awards
AFLQ State Finals – Maroochydore
Please note the Junior and Senior Canteens will be closed this Friday, 18 September. The last day for trading this term will be Thursday 17 September.
Click to read the latest update from the 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.: 2020 SRS8 or 2020 ACEX10)
Make payments the quick and easy way using BPOINT. Visit www.bpoint.com.au/payments/dete, follow the prompts or phone BPOINT on 1300 631 073.
Parents/caregivers experiencing financial difficulty can email ParentSupport ParentSupport@pbc-shs.eq.edu.au.
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 yet?
Are you using QParents to stay in contact with our school 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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PBC Alliance Partner Focus - Inspire Physio
Inspire Physio Group are located on site at PBC (at the PBC tennis courts) and they have launched some new programs they are trialing for the rest of 2020. These are available for all PBC teachers, students and their families to use and are designed to make physio more accessible for everyone.
This program is a subscription physio service.
It gets you one deep tissue massage or physio session a month when you are feeling ok as well as covering however many sessions you need if you happen to get injured or have pain during your contracted time. For example if you sign up for the next 20 weeks and have a shoulder issue we will use as many sessions as required to get you better (let's say 6 sessions over the next 8 weeks) and you will also be entitled to monthly check ups/reviews/massages for the following 3 months until your 20 weeks is up. All up that is 9 sessions over the next 20 weeks (the total cost of the program is equal to approximately 4 sessions if paying for them separately).
The cost of the program is $18.50 a week. Our current program runs for 20 weeks which we are using as a trial before we roll out 12 month programs in 2021. These payments are direct debited from your nominated credit or debit card weekly. If you have private health insurance you can claim your rebate. We will issue you with invoices up to the value of the program and you use those to claim your rebate directly from your health insurer online.
This is a great opportunity to get on top of any aches and pains that have been bothering you for exceptional value and to try the program out before it becomes a 12 month commitment next year.
This program is a bulk purchase of 8 sessions paid up front at a reduced rate of $69 per session. This is a $20 saving per appointment saving you $160 over the duration of the program! You will be issued with invoices after each appointment so that you can claim your private health insurance rebate online. This program is designed for those who would like to commit to their health but don't like the idea of a long term commitment or signing up to a direct debit service.
Pay as you go
For those who would like to use the service occasionally as required we cater for you as well. Our standard appointment rate is $89. We have hicaps on site so we can process your rebate at the time of the consultation so that you only pay the gap. We also accept Medicare care plans, insurance and work cover claims.
You can sign up at the following link:
The clinic is available for all staff, students and the general PBC community and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-6pm.
We look forward to helping you live a pain free and healthy life!
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. https://www.pbc-alliance.com/business-directory.html
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! www.pbc-alliance.com
Thank you to our 2020 PBC Alliance Partners
- Bendigo Bank Tugun Community Bank Branch
- Synergy Fitness
- Aurora Training Institute
- Southport Sharks
- WHYse Choices
- Veteran Mentors
- Gold Coast United
- Capital Pest Management
- Stone Style
- Currumbin RSL
- Prestige Services Training
- Inspire Physiotherapy
- Firewire Surfboards
- Tweed Seasports
- Trade Glass
- Real-Crete Brisbane
- Rhys Wildermoth, First National Palm Beach
- Griffith University
- CHG Integrated Wealth
- The Pines, Elanora
- Woolworths, The Pines
- 99 Bikes, Burleigh
- PFD Food Distributors
- Bond University
- Southern Cross University
- Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club
- Currumbin Eagles Junior Rugby League Club
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
- Fraser Financial Services
- Wilson Haynes Law
- Big Screen Video
- Belinda and Stephen Phelan
- Meatsmiths, Elanora
- Palm Beach Surf Club
- Shingleback Off Road
- Clear Smiles Othodontics
- The Suns AFL Club
Reptile and Amphibian Course
Little Dreams Holiday Program
Youth Music Venture
South Coast Netball Twilight Comp
Palm Beach Touch
TAFE Queensland – Trades Online Event
Whether you are a school student thinking of a trade career or even an employer looking for an apprentice – the TAFE Queensland Trades Online Event will give you all the info you need!Come along to the LIVE session on Wednesday 14 October from 6:00-7:00pm where you will hear from TAFE Queensland teachers and can ask any questions you may have about studying with us.The online event will open on Monday 12 October through to Friday 30 October where you can access a wealth of information about our trade courses.
Register now via the link and we will send you all the details you need. Plus you will then go in the draw to win a $50 digital Prezzee voucher! http://tafeqld.edu.au/trades-online-event
Pacific Motorway Upgrade News
Please see important information attached regarding the Pacific Motorway (M1) Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) upgrade.
Salk Oval Carpark - Interruptions
Please find a flyer attached information advising of impacts to the Salk Oval carpark, and pedestrian diversions, on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September. This work forms part of the Currumbin Creek under-boring activities currently underway. The VL2T project team appreciates there will be students utilising this area. Please share this information with your school community.