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Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Term 2 come concludes on Friday with the end of semester exams, assessments and competencies being finalised for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 students. School lessons continue right up until the end of period 4 on Friday afternoon. Over the past few weeks, our sports teams have achieved wonderful results with nearly all teams progressing to the next phase of their competitions. In the first few weeks of next term, most competitions will commence their finals and the athletics program commences. In addition, we celebrate NAIDOC activities in the first week back culminating with a full school assembly on Friday 16 July. Parents and community are invited to join in with this special event.
Over the holidays, the P&C have sponsored the installation of new filtered cold water taps in five locations throughout the school. Parent donations through the P&C Building Fund have been used in addition to direct sponsorship to provide these much anticipated assets. The P&C have also recently donated furniture enhancements to the library.
The new Sports Hall Precinct, which will be located down near the tennis courts, has reached the appointment of project manager and architect stage with shortlisted firms visiting the school last Thursday. We now anticipate that a builder will be appointed by the end of July and not long after building works will commence.
Vaping continues to be the most common form of student breaches of the Student Code of Conduct. I would like to congratulate the Qld Police Service and Department of Health who recently undertook a major operation in our area which put a dent in the supply chain to the students. Having the two government departments coordinate and react to our requests was brilliant. The school will continue to educate the students about the dangers of vaping, especially as new research is released about the longer term health impacts and we will continue to issue school disciplinary absences (suspensions and recommended exclusions) for students who possess / use and / or supply vaping products.
CRICOS Provider Name: The Queensland Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A
Recently a team of leaders and teachers visited 7 schools to consider best practise in academic excellence and enrichment for gifted and able students. These visits have sparked planning and future strategic thinking for PBC Academic Excellence program review. Of note was the affirmation that our trial of Integrated Learning in Years 7 and 8, which encourages a student centred approach and problem based learning, was a common approach across the schools we visited.
Teachers last week completed their second round of Clarity Case Management Meetings after school which is an evidence based approach promoted in Lyn Sharratt’s book ‘Clarity’. The focus of this work is for teachers in small groups with the support of a ‘knowledgeable other’ to bring a student’s writing sample that they would like to discuss in terms of strategies to improve writing. Teachers then suggest strategies and the teacher commits to trialling the strategy for the three weeks leading up to the review meeting. This approach also allows teachers to have a different and well supported collaborative approach to responding to data on student learning.
A portion of the Junior Secondary student leaders have been conducting focus group interviews gathering information from a range of students across Years 7-9, sampling various achievement levels, for suggestions on how teachers could improve feedback to students. The leaders will work with PJS to compile the findings in a report that they will share with teachers to inform professional development and hopefully future practise.
The JS Optima has created an ‘OPTIMA Credits Menu’ which will promote students receiving OPTIMA slips and postcards. An incentive system will see students get 10 credits for each slip/postcard which they can then ‘spend’ on a credits menu with rewards from a tuckshop voucher or movie voucher right up to an end of year excursion day worth 250 credits.
Change of Role
In Week 5 this year, Donna Condon stepped into the Jnr Sec Dean of Students role. Andrew Jordan is now Head of Year 8.
Donna has had many conversations (and set goals) with students across Years 7-9 about their attendance, grades, effort and behaviour in class. The Interim report you received at the end of Term 1 probably (depending on the subject) only reflected one piece of assessment, however the End of Semester Report shows a pattern of learning achievement, effort and behaviour.
Students know that early next term, after their Sem 1 report cards, I will meet with many again to celebrate success and improvement. For some students, we may need to reset goals for Term 3 and hopefully work on changing some poor habits that may be developing.
Semester 1 Reports
Please respect our Holiday dates as removing students from class can make assessment difficult and stressful for them. Even though we only have a week of Semester 1 remaining, assessment may be due right up to the end of the term. Junior Secondary students are also moving on to their next units of work which will be assessed in the first half of next term. For this reason, please ensure that your child attends school up until the final day, so that they can meet all of their commitments and be up to date with their learning when they return to school on Monday, 12 July 2021.
Your child’s school report will be emailed home on Friday, 25 June 2021. Please check that we have your email address recorded. Please contact A Block Administration should you have concerns, on 5525 9333.
Stress vs Being Busy
Some students find this a particularly challenging time of the year.
A useful way to phrase discussion with your young person about this is that they will be busy, but they should not be stressed. A busy student
- has many demands on their time.
- is completing the allocated home work each night,
- is undertaking their own study and review of topics,
- is working on assignments.
A busy student
- has their assessment due dates written up and placed in a space that the whole family can see.
- knows what is due, and when. They set about tasks in ‘baby steps’, doing a little at a time and in a logical way.
- asks their teachers for assistance early when they do not understand.
The stressed student doesn’t do homework or hasn’t written it down. They don’t study until the night before the test, or may not even know there is a test coming up! The stressed student looks at a large task and puts off starting work on it. They don’t let the teacher know that they are struggling with concepts.
I am really looking forward to the variety of programs currently being organised for the Year 7 - 9 cohorts. A parkour, acrobatics performance addressing bullying is planned for Year 7. Some Year 8 and 9 students are exploring the possibility of going to University when they leave school. LIVIN has a great program, exploring the importance of Mental Health and Wellbeing with the Year 8 group.Read Less
A huge thankyou to our entire PBC community for what has been a very busy and rewarding Term 2. After the disruption to school that occurred this time last year, it has been wonderful to see PBC thriving once again with academic, sporting and cultural opportunities that make our school the vibrant place it is. We acknowledge the support of all PBC families that go into ensuring our students make the most of every opportunity offered. Principal of Senior School, Alyce Bradford is departing at the end of this term for 12 months of maternity leave to welcome her second child. Stepping up to act in this position is our current Deputy Principal of Year 10 Peter Hughes.
As we wind up toward the end of Term 2, please be aware of the following impacts to classes in Week 10:
Year 10 - Full Exam Shutdown in Week 10 (Monday 21 June - Friday 25 June)
Year 11 - Normal timetabled classes all of Week 10. Sexual consent and healthy relationship lessons delivered by Queensland Health School-based Youth Health Nurses will be delivered across Tuesday and Wednesday.
Year 12 - Normal timetabled classes Monday - Wednesday. Exam shutdown across Thursday 24 June and Friday 25 June
Exam Shutdown Timetables can be found at: https://pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/curriculum/testing-and-assessment
The PBC Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 30 July 2021. As always, this is a huge event on the PBC calendar and is a day filled with colour, fun and a celebration of both athletic achievements and participation. Students and parents are to be reminded that this is a compulsory full day of school for all year levels. Families are encouraged to shift appointments now that impact the school day, as approved sign-outs will be kept to a minimum and will require evidence of appointment. Attendance for the full day allows our wonderful culture of participation and celebration to continue.
Year 12 Graduation & Formal
Year 12 students and parents have been sent a memorandum regarding the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony and Formal Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 17 November at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Due to capacity of the venue, traffic flow and ticketing have been impacted as per the letter. Please take a note of key deposit and final payment dates as well as more information regarding the sale of guest tickets later in Term 4.
All Year 12 students are reminded that should they not meet attendance and behavioural expectations they may not be invited to these Graduation celebrations.
Year 12 Trivia Night
While the focus of Year 12 is obviously success in our academics and preparing for the future, it is also important to spend time with friends and make lifelong memories. The Year 12 Trivia night was one such opportunity and was a huge success. Over 200 students attended, which is the greatest number in many years! The level of effort students went to plan their team name, outfits, food and table decorations was outstanding. Big thanks to our Student Council who organised the event and Mr Johnstone and Mr Patison, our hilarious comperes for the evening. The Care Bears were the overall Trivia Winners, with the Pink Ladies declared 'Best Dressed', the Mean Girls 'Best Energy' and Gentlemen in Paris, 'Best Table Vibe'. Congrats to these teams and all students that came along and participated. Big thanks to the three teacher teams that came along also. Raffles included Vouchers from Crema Espresso, Grip Socks and the ever popular Meat Tray, kindly donated by the MeatSmiths, Elanora. BBQ sales and raffle tickets, allowed us to raise over $600 for our School Charity Macleods Refuge. Our 2021 Year 12's are making a tremendous effort to make their final year of schooling something special. Enjoy the photo gallery attached.
Year 12 Microsoft Certification
Any Year 12 students interested in completing Microsoft certification will have the opportunity to commence a course on the last day of term 25 June. These courses are highly regarded by industry and each completed certificate attains a QCE point. Interested students should see Ms Taylor-Girdler in U/V block.
Gold Coast Trades College have the following courses starting in Term 3 for Year 11 students:
- Cert II Automotive (Wednesday)
- Cert I Construction (Friday)
- Cert II Electrotechnology (Friday)
Year 11 students that have not accessed their VETis funding can enrol through Miss McQueen in G Block.
A Certificate II in Tourism course is being offered to students in Semester 2. This is a free course open to Year 11 and 12 students that have not accessed their VETis funding. The course will be conducted at school on Wednesdays. This is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and 4 extra QCE points. Interested students should register with Ms McQueen in G block.
All Year 12 students should by now have logged onto their QCAA learning account in the QCAA student portal. This is accessed via the myQCE website https://myqce.qcaa.qld.edu.au/index.html. All students were sent emails regarding the details of logging into the account at the start of the year. Student results are published by the QCAA directly into their learning account.Read Less
New exciting traineeship opportunities are available in the Pathways Centre Y Block for Year 10’s. 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 new traineeships are on offer with a focus on business, hospitality, retail, sport and tourism.
Portside Coffee Currumbin - Cert 3 business with hospitality focus traineeships Work days available Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays email your resume to Bec to apply; Bec.email@example.com.
Hospitality and Business Traineeships
- Down 2 Earth Organics Café Palm Beach
- Sean Scott Gallery Burleigh
- The Pantry Burleigh
- Maries Pizza Tugun and Palm Beach stores
- Coffee Club Burleigh Stocklands
- Wendys the Pines
- Brumby’s Bakery the Pines
- The Paddock Bakery Burleigh
- Yiros Shop Burleigh
- Guzmen Y Gomez Burleigh
- Pattysmiths Burgers Palm Beach
- Seeds of Life Robina
- Soul Origin Robina
- Crema Espresso the Pines & Coolangatta
- Third Base Palm Beach
- Paperbark Café Burleigh
- Dominos Tugun
- Ground Café Coolangatta
- KFC – Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach & Robina
- Coming Home Co Robina Kitchens
- Active Earth Nut and Seeds – Burleigh
- Garden of Vegan Burleigh hospitality and cookery focused
- The Original Bakery Tugun
Burleigh, Coolangatta and Kingscliff stores are hiring casual staff. Back of house, kitchen and all-rounder. Apply at govindas.net.au/jobs or collect flyer from Ms Shreeve Y Block.
Start your career with Australia’s most awarded luxury motor yacht builder, shaping the next generation of marine professionals, now recruiting Year 11/12’s for school based and full time apprenticeships. Information and Recruitment session will be held 22 June @ 5.30pm - 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera. Parent and students invited to attend RSVP to Keira Shanks firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot at the information night with facility tour. Collect the flyer with all the details from Y Block.
Defence Force Work Experience
Please apply via the link: https://www.defence.gov.au/workexperience/
DNA signs Currumbin
DNA Signs and Graphics is a Digital Signage business based in Currumbin, Qld. They combine creativity, innovative design and the latest technology to deliver high quality visual solutions for individuals and businesses, small and large.
- Basic duties/responsibilities: organising/packing stock, monitoring the printer, vinyl weeding, vinyl application, assisting with car wraps/graphics, cleaning and detailing vehicles, basic design/artwork using Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop. Working off-site assisting with sign installation and working with tools
To apply please email resume to Vee email@example.com
Cert 3 Early Childhood – Little Scholars Burleigh and other local centres
Cert 3 Hairdressing – Local Salons in Coolangatta to Broadbeach
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 Staffing Solution vacancies, Please visit this link for more opportunities: https://prestigestaffingsolutions.org.au/job-board/
School Leavers links
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.
Congratulations to the following students who have recently completed traineeships:
- Caitlin has completed her Cert 3 Hospitality Traineeship with The Pantry RTO Aurora Training
- Indijanna has completed her Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Garden of Vegan, RTO Training Evolution
The Pathway Centre is open before school and first break to apply for any of the above positions
Sonia Shreeve - Industry Liaison OfficerRead Less
Year 9 Economics & Business Studies Market Day
It has been a very busy and interesting term for Year 9 Economics and Business Studies students. As part of the $20 Boss Challenge, each Year 9 Business and Economics student were provided $20 start-up capital from the Bendigo Bank Tugun Community Branch, to create and run their own business within a group setting. Students were extremely industrious creating products (goods or services) that addressed and identified issue/problem/gap in our local school community. It was an amazing opportunity for students to learn key aspects of producing and running a micro business. In particular, students were directly responsible for the formation, marketing, production and financial management of their own businesses. Furthermore, the businesses were required to be, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
On Wednesday 9 June, 16 student groups presented their ideas to the school in the Trade Training Centre, between lunch 1 and lunch 2. There was a fabulous array of yummy foods ranging from scrumptious chocolate brownies, delicious caramel slice, mouth-watering churros and amazing ice cream-creations to name a few. Additionally, students also staged a vintage, pre-loved bookstall; PBC 50th birthday inspired bumper stickers as well as a gift range of succulent plants. The overall level of presentation and customer service was extremely high and this reflected in a healthy overall profit of $1,337.80. In particular, one group produced a massive $330 profit. Students are to be commended on their hard work and organisational skills. Overall, everyone had a great day! Thank you again to the Bendigo Bank Tugun Community Branch for supporting this program.
Gold Coast Changemaker Challenge
Earlier in the term Year 9 students from Civics and Business Studies had the opportunity to attend a one day workshop based on design thinking and innovation run by Young Change Agents. This workshop was the first round of the Gold Coast Changemaker Challenge and was a fantastic opportunity to encourage female students to consider STEM based subjects and career paths. Students worked in teams to identify problems in the world and created solutions to fix these problems. The groups then pitched their ideas to a panel of judges from PBC including Mr Griffin (Humanities HOD) and Mr Griffin-Matthews (Business teacher). The two highest scoring groups then had the opportunity to pitch their ideas alongside winning teams from other schools at the Gold Coast Changemaker Challenge Grand Final at Southern Cross University on 16 June. The two winning teams from PBC were Hydrangea House (Cass, Erin & Lauren) and Switchfit (Indigo, Kayla & Jaide), both teams pitched their business idea confidently to a panel of industry professionals and received great feedback. Switchfit created a prototype of an app that aimed to solve the problem of fast fashion through clothes swapping and Hydrangea House spoke about the problems LGBTQIA+ community faces. Their solution was to create a safe place for people to stay and receive support as they identified this is something that is currently lacking in our local community. Hydrangea House received a highly commended from the judges for their pitch. Congratulations to both teams.
We, the Year 9/10 Drama Excellence class, have been working hard on our Scene Project and to aid us in our goal we worked with highly commended Jackson McGovern from Queensland Theatre Company. A two-hour workshop enhanced and honed our skills and increased our unity as a team. McGovern walked us through some exercises that strengthened our ability to read each other and work as one. He also helped us further develop our characters and step into their shoes. We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop - the experience was enlightening and allowed us to bond as an ensemble.
Layne Brown, Year 9 Drama Excellence
House and Care has been extremely eventful and successful throughout Term 2. Care has explored the ‘Why’ behind practising gratitude and its link to neuroplasticity and mental fitness. Students have then practised gratitude through various modes including journaling, Instagram posts and a Care Class term project. The projects have been amazing with classes expressing their gratitude through delivering baked goods, personalised videos, designing gratitude walls and writing letters. They have reached a broad audience including peers, teachers, the tuckshop ladies and our school cleaners.
The House system has had great participation from students in the following Term 2 activities:
- Cross Country
- PBC’s Got Talent
- Instagram gratitude competition
- Scissors, Paper, Rock competition
Participation is key, not only does it mean that they receive points for their House but it also provides students with an opportunity to engage with their peers and teachers through different mediums highlighting their talent and embracing their imperfections.
Athlete Holistic Well Being
The REDS now have their very own website, www.pbcreds.com.au, dedicated to educating our student athletes on how to improve their whole person Wellbeing. Wellbeing involves feeling good, functioning well and feeling connected to world around us. Our partners, Leaders of Evolution, have developed our new website and digitalised our curriculum to provide students with wellbeing exercises that can assist them with improving their physical, psychological, emotional and social state.
Term 2 will see the launch of our first three modules Sleep Like a Champion, Financial Wellbeing and Think Like a Champion – Growth Mindset. A big shout to Dan Alexander from LJ Hooker Palm Beach and Coolangatta for their support and sponsorship of our Financial Wellbeing module.
Term 3 will see two more modules (Think Like a Champion – Self Talk and Eat Like a Champion) added to the website.
The modules have been developed using resources developed by Steve Johnson from the Wellbeing Science Institute. For more information visit wellbeingscienceinstitute.com.
Thank you to our alumni in Abi Houston (Netball), Jesse Joyce (AFL), Tom Dearden (Rugby League), Abby King (touch football), Lizzie Forsyth (Surf league), Jye Gillard (Track), David Lonie (NFL) and Karla Gilbert (Surf League) who have shared their experiences as part of the video resources that make up the learning activities within each module. I would also like to publicly thank Bec Schatz and Shiiké Vanderwerff for all their work in the writing of their respective modules. Great job team.
News from the Murri Jarjum Room
It has been another busy couple of weeks in the Murri Jarjum Room! As well as our usual visits from Krurungal, Kalwun Deadly Choices and helping the girls with their assessments and homework we are also working hard to be ready for our NAIDOC Celebrations in Term 3. If any of our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students would like to have input into our NAIDOC Week activities please see Mrs Apanui or Kylie in G Block Murri Jarjum Room as one of our amazing Year 7 students, Harpa Whittnall, is setting up a committee to discuss possible activities for the whole school.
ATSIAP Academic Challenge
Over the last 6 weeks a small group of Year 9’s have been working on four tasks for the ATSIAP Academic Challenge. This included working for one hour a week to produce a poem around the 2021 NAIDOC theme of Heal Country, a speech regarding Changing the date for Australia Day, an artwork portraying the message, “What does country mean for you?” and a commercial for a new and/or improved invention. After lots of laughs and hard work all four tasks were uploaded. Well done to Shaylee Borg, Mackenzie Woods, Tayah Chilcott and Will Mann for your hard work and commitment.
NAIDOC Showcase Display
In preparation for NAIDOC celebrations PBC SHS joined a large number of other South East Qld primary and secondary schools to set up a display at Cleveland District State High School. The display consisted of the bark paintings and dob sticks made by the girls at our Currumbin Valley excursion days as well as artwork created by Mackenzie Woods around the theme of Country. Thank you to Myrisha Bartman, Shaylee Borg, Tayah Chilcott and Mackenzie Woods who travelled to Brisbane to help set up the display.
Clontarf Academy News
Our Year 9’s trekked on a weeklong adventure to take place in our first Clontarf Qld Rugby League Carnival. Leaving early Sunday morning to pick up students from Ambrose Tracy College who we teamed up with for the camp. The students clicked right away and has a fantastic drive watching documentaries and playing bus games. We stopped in at Gympie for lunch and continued our journey to our first destination at Akuna Pikes Crossing Caravan Park. The students cooked up their own beef burgers for dinner, had a crack as public speaking ice breaker games along with starting their camp goal setting booklets.
We were up and out early back on the road to get to Rockhampton to cook up a hot breakfast at a drive and revive. Shortly after heading to Clairview for lunch and explore of the North Queensland beach. Clairview is a coastal town and locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland.
We arrived in Mackay mid Monday afternoon to set up camp with the other 24 competing Clontarf Academies in the carnival at Rowallan Park. Monday evening we joined together for dinner at the Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club before returning back to camp to talk around the fire and retiring for the night before the big day.
Tuesday morning and hot breakfast was cooking as fog covered the camp grounds for our pregame meal. We started the morning completing our goal setting booklets, presenting our jerseys and wishing each other good luck before we left for a big day of footy. Clontarf style footy is played hard but fair. We played valiantly against Woree SHS (Cairns), Kirwan SHS (Townsville), Trinity Bay SHS (Cairns) and Dalby SHS. It was great for our young men to see that they are part of something much larger than one Academy on the South Coast. They have brothers as high up as Far North Queensland and as low as Goondiwindi.
The trip home starting Wednesday afternoon through up some hurdles with our Academy vehicle having problems. We ended up staying in Rockhampton for two nights until we were back on the road. The boys enjoyed an action packed day off doing Tenpin bowling, laser skirmish, Mini Golf and dodgem cars. We played basketball for hours and got time to reflect on what an amazing time we had. We practiced gratitude by rehashing some great stories and made it home safely Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
QLD All School Cross Country Championships
PBC won GOLD at the QLD All Schools Cross Country Championships - well done to Will Fitzimmons, Bobby Kennealy-Flegler and Hunter Anderson(13yrs)
Also congratulations to our 15yrs Girls team (Sienna Bush, Emily Cahill and Charlotte Hart) for finishing 5th. Beautiful day out on the course at Nudgee College with amazing students and supportive parents.
PBC Tennis Girls make Qld State Final
Massive Congratulations to our PBC Tennis girls, Ava Edmonds, Karissa Muir, Ebonie Russell, Lilley Treanor, Amali Zillman and Miya Ormes who made it through to the Qld State Final after 2 tough days of competition against the best players in Qld. PBC played Kelvin Grove in the final and after the singles matches were tied at 2-2. It came down to both doubles matches which Kelvin Grove went on to win narrowly and will now go to the National Finals. Going to the State Finals which is an U19 competition with such a young (but very talented) team and coming away as runners up is phenomenal achievement and one the the girls should be very proud of. They pushed the National Champions all the way and almost beat them! Bring on next year and let’s go 1 step further. GO REDS
AFL QLD State Merit Team
Congratulations to PBC's Taj Murray, who after playing for the South Coast in the U12s AFL team, who finished up 4th. Taj was named in the QLD State Merit Team. Fantastic result Taj.
Reds get Grateful
This edition's flood comes straight from the madness of Lunch 2 duty on the Junior Secondary Playground:
Mr Ashenden - Really good inside and out of footy
Mr Alidines - He’s always nice and calm
Mr Brown - Always helpful
Mr Jesser - He’s just an awesome teacher
Ms Apanui - Balances teaching and having fun in class. She genuinely cares.
Mr Lane - Really funny
Mr Robb - He Cares
Mr Morley - Underneath that beard he is a really good coach, nice and he’s funny
Mr Nicholson - Nice and fair
Zimmo - Really Helpful
Mr Jefferies - He really motivates me
Mr Clarke - Really Good Guy
Ms Condon - Always nice to me.
Ms Joubert - She’s a lad
Ms Murray - “She’s really LIT”
Mr Hurst - Definitely my favourite teacher.
Mr Nicholson - Makes learning fun
Mr Holland - Really good at what he does and caring
Ms Kimber - Helpful and nice and always stops to say hello
Mr Jordan - Always nice, friendly and fair
Ms Logan - Really helps me
Ms Cairney x3 - Excellent feedback, Nice, makes learning fun, such a good CARE teacher.
Ms Farrell - Always willing to help. She is such an amazing teacher.
Ms Gonzales - She is just like my other mum at school. So helpful.
Growing Good Humans
As part of our Growing Good Humans project we recorded 4 amazing young people’s story as video podcasts. These are raw and honest discussions about the challenges these phenomenal young people have faced very early in their lives.Students have been engaging with these as part of their CARE curriculum this term and will explore concepts like GRATITUDE, Forgiveness and Resilience as they hear each of these stories.
The second of our PODCASTS features Harmony Conrades a recently graducated Year 12 student. https://youtu.be/CuGwO-mY8qU
Follow PBC on Social Media
Our social media accounts are the best way to stay connected with the daily happenings of our school. We will upload any important messages, reminders, student achievements and general action. With posts every day this a great way to celebrate our awesome school. If you have any news about your student that you would like to share please message us via Direct Message on Instagram, Messenger on Facebook or email to email@example.com.
The P&C have been very busy putting together a number of options to help parents and caregivers support PBC and raise funds for school projects to benefit our students. There is an option to suit everyone. Thank you for supporting our school.
Our P&C would like to thank each and every person who donated to the Hydrate the Reds campaign. These filtered, refrigerated, twin water bottle filling stations are set to be installed around the school over these coming holidays. As promised, a name of one lucky supporter was drawn last night, and Jan C. won the free 12 month subscription to the Entertainment Book. Congratulations Jan!
Reds Sports Towel
The PBC P&C Association have produced a fantastic 'PBC Reds' Sports Towel for our latest fundraiser. The towel features the PBC Reds logo and are a perfect size for all our students to use during their training activities. The towel has ultimate absorbency, is lightweight and quick drying and looks great! At just $25, these towels are available now at the PBC Uniform Shop.
The money raised through the sales of our Reds Towel will go towards more chilled water bubblers for our students.
Towel size 50cm x 110cm
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Dates to Remember
Last day of Term 2
First day of Term 3
GC5 Cluster Day
NAIDOC Assembly and Morning Tea
Year 7 2022 General Enrolment Information Evening
Partner Shout Out
Thank you to Peter Comerford and Liat Raibi from Tweed Sea Sports for being such wonderful long standing partners of the PBC Alliance. Tweed Sea Sports is a friendly professional dive shop that brings wealth of experience and knowledge to the budding diver and also the most advanced diver. It is a small but big family shop with safety, friendliness and fun at the core of the shops existence. Tweed Sea Sports have been sponsoring our Marine Studies program, helping students achieve their boat licences for many years. Peter and Liat are also parents of two PBC students. If you are ever looking to go scuba diving be sure to give Tweed Sea Sports a call and book in an amazing experience! Visit Tweed Sea Sports here: https://www.tweedseasports.com/
Business Directory - Online
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 you like to support our students through your business? Become a PBC Alliance Partner today. There are various levels of partnership available to suit all budgets and membership is just $25 for the year. If you are interested in learning more about the PBC Alliance visit our website! www.pbc-alliance.com
SHOUT OUT to our Partners
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SRS Fees instalment dates:
1st Instalment – Friday 12 Feb Term 1 - OVERDUE
2nd Instalment – Friday 7 May Term 2 - OVERDUE
3rd Instalment – Friday 30 July Term 3
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Parents/caregivers experiencing financial difficulty can email Finance on Finance@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 Finance Office to activate either of these plans.
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.: 2021 SRS8 or 2021 ACEX10)
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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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Thrower House Youth Holiday Program
Creekfest is coming up! Be sure to get along to this wonderful FREE community family music event that is happening Creekside of Currumbin RSL this month. There are a number of PBC students and ex-students performing at Creekfest on the Friday plus so many amazing acts to entertain the crowds the whole weekend!
Let’s get involved in NAIDOC 2021
NAIDOC Week, from 4 to 11 July, provides an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
This year’s NAIDOC theme, Heal Country, calls on all of us to continue to seek greater protection for our lands, waters, sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.
Find out how you can get involved.
Kalwun NAIDOC Week Events 2021
Take 5, get out alive
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) firefighters put out almost 2000 house fires last year. To make sure everyone gets out safely, Queensland families are being urged to take five minutes to check their smoke alarms and make a home fire escape plan.
The QFES Home Fire Safety website provides resources – including a page just for families – to help mums, dads and carers create an escape plan with their children, including tips of how to make practising it fun. Taking a few minutes to talk about home fire safety may just save lives.
New laws to increase protection for children
New laws are being enacted to better protect children from the risk of sexual abuse. The laws, starting on 5 July 2021, will mean all adults must report sexual offending against children to the police unless they have a reasonable excuse. And adults in an institutional setting (for example, a school, church or sporting club) must protect children from the risk of a sexual offence being committed against them.
We the Differents – tips to survive exam block
Exams can be a stressful time. The good news is there are ways your teen can tackle them head on and avoid those last-minute cram sessions. It could be finding the right study space, taking short breaks or getting their body moving.
The We the Differents website has some great tips on how to survive exam block. Your teen will find a collection of articles to support them to find their different, know what’s on offer, get the right support and make the most of their education
Be aware of allergens
We encourage all students and families to be aware of allergens and anaphylaxis in certain foods, bites and stings. By working together, we can help reduce the risk of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in our school.
Students should be aware of things that may cause a reaction for some people, avoid sharing food with their friends, wash their hands with soap and water before and after eating and help to clean surfaces where food is eaten or prepared.
Talk to the school about your child’s needs so we can all help to reduce allergens in schools.