Palm Beach Currumbin State High
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Palm Beach QLD 4221

Phone: 07 5525 9333
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19 July 2021

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19 July 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Capra_Chris.JPGLast Friday we were visited by Hon. Karen Andrews Minister for Home Affairs and Hon. Trevor Evans, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, to discuss the school’s environmental credentials and sustainability program. The tour included a Q & A session with the Year 12 Geography students who asked some very articulate and probing questions about federal environmental policies.  

At this stage the latest round of COVID restrictions has an impact on school staff who are required to wear a mask in their staffroom if they can’t socially distance and adult visitors to the school, who are required to wear a mask until told otherwise. With the current restrictions we have delayed our NAIDOC Day recognition assembly until further information about lifting the restrictions is announced. Our School Track and Field Championships will still be going ahead next Thursday and Friday, with Friday being the main carnival and participation day.  We look forward to seeing all the students there in their house colours.

Chris Capra
Executive Principal

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

Welcome back for Semester 2.

Goal Setting

This is an opportune time for students to be reviewing their goals personally and academically for the second half of the year. Focussing on our strengths and identifying one area to improve on is what we work with students on. Perhaps it could be putting in extra effort on draft work or making sure work missed is caught up on. Small things can make a big difference overall if we consistently work on them.


We look forward to welcoming parents to our Optima assemblies to celebrate achievement in Semester One. Parents of students receiving awards will receive an email invitation but all parents are welcome to attend. I was pleased to note that 85% of students in Junior Secondary achieved a C or better in all four Core subjects in Semester One.  

Dates are:

  • Year 7 Friday 6 August
  • Year 8 Tuesday 3 August
  • Year 9 Tuesday 10 August

Work Experience Year 9

Year 9 Parents will receive an email in coming weeks outlining the process for work experience in Week 10 of Term 4 for Year 9 students. It is a massive undertaking to arrange this for our students but we believe it is an amazing growth opportunity for the students and is timed well with their entry into Senior Secondary.

Year 9 Term 3 School Based Health Nurse Presentations

In Term 3 our Year 9 students will have two external presentations from Queensland Health School Based Youth Health Nurses focussing on Healthy Relationships and Consent.

Within the Australian HPE curriculum key elaborations include:

  • analysing how societal norms, stereotypes and expectations influence the way young people think about their bodies, abilities, gender, sexuality, sexual health
  • practising skills to deal with challenging or unsafe situations, such as refusal skills, communicating choices, expressing opinions and initiating contingency plans
  • exploring external influences on sexuality and sexual health behaviours, and recognising the impact that decisions and actions can have on own and others’ health and wellbeing
  • investigating the characteristics of positive, respectful relationships and the rights and ethical responsibilities of individuals in relationships
  • evaluate the influence of respect, empathy, power and consent on establishing and maintaining respectful relationships

Presentations will be in either HPE or Humanities lessons during Week 4 and 9. PBC teaching staff will be present during the class presentations.

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Welcome to all students for Semester 2 of 2021. With Term 3 now here, we welcome our busiest term, with milestones in academia, performing arts, subject selection and sports all coming to prominence in the next 10 weeks. Some key dates that impact our Senior years this term and should be noted by all families are:

  • Tuesday 10 August - Year 12 Pathways Information Night (5:00pm - 6:00pm)
  • Tuesday 10 August - Year 10 SETPlan Information Evening (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 August - Year 10 SETP Parent Interviews (3:30pm - 7:00pm)
  • Monday 6 September - commencement of Year 12 shutdown exams
  • Monday 13 September - commencement of Year 10/11 shutdown exams

More information regarding the above key dates will be sent directly to parents and students closer to the event.

Track and Field Carnival

Our whole-school Track and Field Carnival will be held on Friday 30 July (Week 3), with this day remaining a compulsory day of school attendance. As always, students are encouraged to dress up in their house colours and participate in the range of athletic and fun activities on hand. Students are reminded that there will be no sign-out's during the day and Y Block office will be closed. Students are encouraged to re-schedule any appointments they may have on this day to ensure the carnival remains a whole-school and full-day event.

Year 10 Subject Selection

Year 10 reports for Semester 1 will be released at the start of Week 3, and with it students will receive an invitation to commence selecting their subjects for senior study across 2022 and 2023. This process, known as SET Planning, is a vital part of post-compulsory schooling. Invitations to SET Planning information night and further details around 2022 Subject offerings will be handed to students once reports are released.

Year 12 Notices

  • Graduation and Formal Dinner deposits are due for all Year 12 students Thursday 29 July ($60), with final payments due soon after. If a student does not intend on attending the Graduation they should inform Head of Year 12 - Ms I'Anson.
  • Some Year 12 subject completed their 3rd major assessment (IA3) at the end of last term. Science, Performing Arts, HPE, Technology and Maths subjects have outstanding assessment items which will be completed over the next month. Year 12s will then be sent a cumulative report of their results for Unit 3 and 4 in the week beginning 16 August. This will be the last report that Year 12 students will receive from PBC as final exit level of achievement and results are determined by the QCAA.
  • The QCAA no longer mails out certificates and results to students at the end of the year. On 18 December they will provide a digital copy of results into each students’ QCAA learning account.
  • 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
  • Over 50 Year 12 students successfully completed First Aid and Safety competencies recently. These competencies awarded the students 2 QCE points but more importantly will look great on their resumes as they apply for jobs in the future. The final course for 2021 will be conducted in week 6 of this term (18 August). To register students, need to email Ms Golding in the Library (  by Monday 26 July. Students then compete 3 theory modules online and complete a practical training day. The fee for the course is $70 and is highly recommended for all students. Students must have completed all 3 online theory units before 13 August to be eligible to attend the practical training day.

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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.

Students can 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.

Made Barber and Barista Tugun: Looking for a keen, enthusiastic apprentice barber who is friendly and willing to learn the art of barbering. Salon also has a coffee shop and also looking for a second trainee for coffee. Applications welcome for immediate start, email Britt to apply:

Hospitality and Business Traineeships:

  • The Good Skin Clinic Burleigh
  • California Tacos Burleigh
  • Palm Beach Bakery – 8th Ave
  • Down 2 Earth Organics Café Palm Beach
  • Portside Coffee Currumbin
  • Sean Scott Gallery Burleigh
  • The Pantry Burleigh
  • Alleygators Currumbin Rugby Leagues Club
  • The Shelf Deli and Café The Pines
  • Maries Pizza Tugun and Palm Beach stores
  • Coffee Club Burleigh Stocklands
  • The Original Bakery Tugun
  • 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

Cert 3 Early Childhood – A Headstart Learning & Little Scholars Burleigh and other local centres

Cert 3 Hairdressing – Local Salons in Coolangatta to Broadbeach

School based vacancies links:

Ignite Education:

Aurora Training Institute: Please visit their vacancy page:

Prestige Staffing Solution vacancies: Please visit this link for more opportunities,

School Leavers should check the following links for fulltime employment opportunities:

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.

Neumanns Steel Vacancies:

Energy Qld Apprenticeships:

Energy Qld Apprenticeships at Ergon Network and Energex for 2022.

Ergon Network and Energex are part of Australia’s largest electricity business. We are regularly looking for committed apprentices as we lead the future of energy supply in Queensland. We offer excellent training and development programs that nurture you, supply all tools and pay you from day one.

Apply at: or

Ashmore Trade Training Centre Open Evening

Join TAFE Queensland for the Trades Open Evening on Wednesday 4 August at the Ashmore Trade Training Centre from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Explore their state-of-the-art facilities and hear from their experienced teachers about courses in automotive, construction, plumbing, hair & beauty and much more!

Tour the new carpentry building and learn about apprenticeship pathways.

Register now to secure your spot and for your chance to win one of five $50 Prezzee digital gift cards! (You must attend the Open Evening to be eligible for the prize. Terms and conditions apply.)

When: Wednesday 4 August from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Where: : Ashmore Campus

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road,

Ashmore Qld 4214

Coomera Creative Open Day

Join TAFE Queensland for the Coomera Creative Open Day on Saturday 14 August from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Explore their state-of-the-art campus, speak to their experienced teachers and learn all about our courses in music, graphic design, screen and media, interior design, IT, Blockchain, aviation and more!

Register now to secure your spot and for your chance to win one of five $50 Prezzee digital gift cards! (You must attend the Open Evening to be eligible for the prize. Terms and conditions apply.)

When: Saturday 14 August from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Coomera Campus

198 Foxwell Road

Coomera Qld 4209

Gold Coast Defence Trade Careers Information Session

Look to the Australian Defence Force for a trade career with a difference.

A trade role in the Australian Defence Force will see you working on some of the world's most advanced military technology and equipment.

Learn about trade careers in the ADF and the comprehensive training they provide. Join us for an info session and speak with current serving members about their own experience and advice.

When: Thursday 22 July @ 6pm

Where: Defence Force Recruiting, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina

RSVP here:

Please note: Staff will be adhering to up to date health guidelines. It is highly recommended you book as soon as possible to avoid missing out- places are strictly limited!


The following students who have recently completed traineeships:

  • Abby has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Crema Esspresso Coolangatta. Thank you to RTO Aurora Training Institute
  • Deagan has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Wendy's The Pines. Thank you to RTO Aurora Training Institute
  • Ethan has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship at IGA Currumbin Fair. Thank you to RTO Ignite Education.
  • Freya has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Skeleton Leaf at The Pines thanks to RTO Aurora Training Institute
  • Lucy has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Third Base Coffee. Thank you to RTO Ignite Education
  • Noah has completed a Cert 3 Business Traineeship with Pizzeria Coolangatta. Thank you to RTO Aurora Training Institute.

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

Sonia Shreeve - Industry Liaison Officer

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Coming up in week 3 is our Track and Field Carnival, a great day for everyone to get involved in their house activities, have some fun and some will qualify to represent PBC at the District Track and Field competition.

The main event will be Friday 31 July with the whole school participating in the either the track and field events or just coming along to earn house points and have some fun on the inflatables / obstacle activities. You are encouraged to wear your house colours as the first event will be a house parade around the track.

The Friday is a compulsory school day so the expectation is that everyone comes along and has a fun day.

There will be an opportunity to qualify in other events that do not take place on the Friday (30 July), during week 3.

Tuesday 27 July – 7:.30am                        3000m (meet oval)

Thursday 29 July – 7:30am                      1500m (meet oval)

Thursday 29 July – 3:15pm                      200m / 400m Hurdles (meet oval)

Thursday 29 July – Period 3 & 4              Long Jump / Discus / Javelin

For these events, you MUST sign up on the sheets outside the S block staffroom door (outside, opposite the oval) – Especially necessary for the Thursday, period 3 and 4 events so you will get excused from your timetabled lessons.

All the other events will take place on the Friday.


One of the recent submissions for the Year 7 English Assessment was from Byron Taylor who wrote the following Biography about his Great Grandfather who recently turned 100. Well done Byron.

On Friday PBC welcomed Federal Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Karen Andrews and Assistant Federal Minister of Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Hon. Trevor Evans for a tour of the PBC Sustainability Shed, where they were given a demonstration of the industrial compost tumbler purchased with the support of a $20,000 Communities Environment Program grant in 2020. As of this week, our compost tumbler has processed in excess of 1000kg of food scraps and generated more than 100kg of compost, much of which has been used to enrich the soil in the gardens here at school.

Mrs Andrews and Mr Evans were given an overview of the sustainability program and PBC’s desire to reduce our environmental impact and implement processes that will divert waste from landfill. The Ministers also spoke to a group of sustainability-conscious students about the importance of finding ways to reduce waste and recycle resources, for both environmental and economic reasons, as resource separation, recovery and recycling will provide employment opportunities for local industry and manufacturing. Mrs Andrews and Mr Evans congratulated PBC for the steps we’ve taken on our path to become more environmentally sustainable.

June was the last month for the Leo’s this term before our two-week holiday break. 4 new members were inducted into our wonderful club by President Peter Smith of the Lion’s Club.

This month the Leo’s made many donations. Firstly PBC Leo’s Club donated $200 to Baby Give Back. We also donated to the local Girl Guides and Scouts. We made a $250 donation to Girl Guides, as well as a $250 donation to the Scouts.

At the end of term the Leo’s had Nadia and Ken from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary visit us and speak to us about themselves and what they do at the Sanctuary as well as their animal adoption program and research programs. Nadia is the education manager as well as Ken, who also manages the indigenous programs in the sanctuary and in the community. We collectively decided to adopt an echidna and a koala. As well as this we donated a total of $450. This money will go towards the adoption of the animals and their research programs for the Tasmanian devil, Kroombit Tinker Frogs, Echidna and Eastern Bristle Bird.

In the last week of school, the PBC Leo’s were given a Gratitude morning tea from Care Class P3M. This a part of their kindness class project and was an absolute surprise and pleasure for all the Leo’s. P3M’s message to the PBC Leo’s was: “Thank you, PBC appreciates all you do to represent our school. P3M acknowledge you for giving up your own time”.  The Leo’s were grateful with this display of gratitude. Thank you Care Class P3M.

Coming up next term we have the Trivia Night which will be held at the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club on 20 August. We will also be continuing our Currumbin Special School Breakfast and our IGA weekly BBQ’s!

Michelle Wykes, Leos Club Secretary, PBC Student

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.

Squash Queensland Junior Championships

Congratulations to PBC's Shona Coxsedge who attended the Squash Queesnland Junior Championships. Shona won First in the U17 Girls and Third in the U19 Girls! Shona was also selected in the Queensland Sharks team to contest the Australian Junior Championship teams event in Canberra 29 Sept to 2 Oct. Fantastic result Shona! 


Queesland Netball State School Championships


Congratulations to PBC's Brooklyn Kingi (Yr7) who was selected to the U12 South Coast Netball team. South Coast played 11 games all up at the State Championships, winning 10 of their games by quite large margins, and drew their game against Met East. It came down to a count back to determine 1st and 2nd place, with South Coast coming out on top by 10 goals. Brooklyn was then selected for the QLD team! Fantastic effort Brooklyn!


NAIDOC 2021 South East Region Awards


Congratulations to PBC's Indi Bowyer who won the Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award at the 2021 South East Region NAIDOC Awards held last month. Indi's achievements have been outstanding. Indi competed in the U20 Queensland Basketball team in May and is currently playing for Logan in the NBL1 Competition.



It will be exciting times watching the Tokyo Olympics with a number of REDS on show! Congratulations to the following PBC alumni and forever REDS...

  • Mackenzie Arnold, Jay Rich-Baghuelou and Kye Rowles who are in the Australian Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympics for Football!
  • Jordan Wood and Tom Green who are in the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021 as part of the Canoe Slalom/Canoe Sprint team.
  • Brandon Wakeling who is in the Australian Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympics for Weightlifting! 

Good luck to all of our amazing and awesome PBC alumni! We will be cheering RED for you throughout. #GoREDS!

2021 School Opinion Survey

The annual School Opinion Survey will be conducted in Term 3 and will close on 30 July 2021. All families, school staff and students in target year levels (8 and 11) will be invited to participate. We encourage you to take this opportunity to have your say about what our school does well, and how we can improve.

An invitation to complete the Parent/Caregiver Survey will be emailed to one parent/caregiver per family in the week beginning 5 July.  The invitation will be sent from the Department of Education, not the school, and it will have the subject line School Opinion Survey for parents and caregivers, 2021.  Check your junk email folders if you can’t find it.  The survey can be completed as soon as the invitation is received and will take approximately 5 minutes using a computer, tablet or smart phone. 

Parents/caregivers who do not have access to the internet at home are welcome to complete their survey online at the school. School computers/tablets will be available.


2022 Sports Excellence Program


Any current student wanting to trial for a Sports Excellence Program for 2022 please contact Excellence Enrolments Officer Tara Gonzales-Judd on Trials will be held from 9 to 26 August.


Reds get Grateful

Growing Good Humans

The third podcast in our Growing Good Humans Term 2 project is from Kieran, Year 11. This a raw and honest discussion about the challenges this phenomenal young person has faced very early in his life.

Students have been engaging with these podcasts as part of their CARE curriculum this term and have explored concepts like GRATITUDE, Forgiveness and Resilience as they hear each of these stories.


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 news. With posts every day, year round, 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

Instagram @PBCSHS

Facebook @PalmBeachCurrumbinStateHigh and @PBCAlliance


What you missed on our socials…

Reds Gratitude


V1M Care Class created a gratitude wall with notes to various staff members at the school, teachers, cleaners and canteen ladies! There were many many lovely notes to many many various people. What a lovely way to start the day!


Triple J Unearthed

PBC’s Year 11 Music Ex students Bonnie Kruger, Damon Perkins and Olive McCagh (Band - Tomorrow's Forecast) are going from strength to strength!

After rocking it at Creekfest last weekend and also being featured on Triple J unearthed, they have now been featured in an article of the top 5 unearthed high entries in the country this week.

Tomorrow's Forecast

School: Palm Beach Currumbin State High, QLD

For fans of: Middle Kids, Angie McMahon and/or Didirri

There's a good reason why we gave this lot a shoutout on our socials last week. Olive, Bonnie and Damo uploaded their golden indie gem Room on my Shelf on day one of the competition and they have a very good reason to be so confident.

Whilst Room on my Shelf spruiks a similar maturity and restraint to the likes of Gang Of Youths, it's underpinned with a youthful energy that's largely carried by the sweet, hopeful vocals. There's no doubt about it, Tomorrow's Forecast is looking extremely bright.

Click this link to hear the


Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Congratulations to the PBC students who recently completed their Silver and Bronze Award Adventure on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

The International Award gives students up to four QCE points. Sign up at


Gold Coast Secondary Principals Alliance Awards

Congratulations to PBC's:

  • Lucy Johnstone, IT Admin Guru, who has been nominated by her peers for the 2021 Excellence in Educational Support Award. Lucy is an incredible help to many students and staff daily.
  • Tom Pasley, Teacher, who has also been nominated for the 2021 Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award. Tom is a very well respected and appreciated teacher with students and staff alike.
  • Shane Roberts, HOD of HPE, who has been nominated for the 2021 Excellence in Secondary Education Leadership Award. Shane is an amazing leader and teacher to students and staff.

We wish all of our amazing nominees the best of luck. 


PBC Time Capsules

The hunt for a buried 1976 time capsule resumed through the holidays with the help of an excavator and Kazz Preston with her metal detector.

We had good intel on where this time capsule was buried so dug down to where we hoped to find it but had no luck. We are now sure this 1976 capsule has been dug up already and either relocated or was maybe too damaged to be of any worth. We will continue to follow leads on where it may have been relocated to.

Through ex-student feedback we now believe there may have been up to 5 time capsules over the years. The first was buried in late 1972 coinciding with the official opening. It was buried near the B Block stairs near the old school canteen. There was plenty of materials collected for this one including a copy of the Gold Coast Bulletin and student artwork. The spot is now under concrete. The second was the 1976 time capsule mentioned above, buried below the PBC letters that used to lay in front of the old admin building (currently Y block). The hole we dug did not reveal any remants of this time capsule so we are thinking it was relocated. The next one was in 1981 and was buried in front of the Science block (J Block). The area has also been concreted over. We have been told of another one buried at the base of the main flagpole in the main quad which is unfortately under artificle grass and then there is the 1996 one buried somewhere at the end of C Block (exact location unknown). If you have any memories of any of these time capsules or know what was in them please let us know. Thanks to all involved in the search.

If you are looking to recover lost jewellry or valuables you can call Kazz on 0422 560 001.


Year 7 Music Excellence

In Week 10 students in Year 7 Music Excellence had the pleasure of performing their ‘Australian Music’ assessment in the school theatre. Throughout this unit students have been exploring music that is uniquely Australian. Australian music is both steeped in tradition, and at the forefront of innovation. Congratulations to all the performers for their amazing work. Keep an eye out over the next week for a peak at some of their performances.


PBC Fundraising

Water Fountains

Our Hydrate the Reds fundraiser was a success! Over these school holidays 5 refrigerated, filtered, twin water bottle fillers were installed around the PBC campus. We hope the installation of these hydration stations will significantly reduce the number of disposable water bottles being purchased from the canteens and ending up in land fill. The school is creating messaging around recycling and hydration to be added to the panelling on these towers. The P&C team thank everyone who donated to this project, whether it was $5 or $500. Together we can make a difference in our students’ schooling experience.

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas please contact the P&C by emailing or come along to a meeting. They’re held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month during school term at 6:30pm in the Trade Training Centre. Our next meeting is Tuesday 20 July. We would love to see you there.

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

20 Jul

P&C Meeting

28 July

Year 7 2022, General Enrolment Information Evening

31 July

PBC Whole School Track & Field Carnival

2 Aug

Senior Music Camp

4 Aug

Cluster Day

5 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 10

6 Aug

Eisteddfod Concert

6 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 7

10 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 9

10 Aug

Year 12 Subject Fair

13 Aug

PBC Alliance Breakfast

16 Aug

Year 10 Immunisations

17 Aug

P&C Meeting


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

Junior Secondary Guidance Officer

Attached is the latest article from our Junior Secondary Guidance Officer Anna Willis.


Senior Secondary Guidance Officer

Read the attached article for the latest information targeted to senior students of careers and pathway information.

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Semester 2 will continue the ongoing partnership with Queensland Health to provide a weekly service for all students with two School Based Youth Health Nurse’s (SBYHN’s) at PBC. Our SBYHN’s are Vanessa Bradley and Laura Barresi who provide a confidential service and are able to support young people navigate teen years safely.

The SBYHN’s are located in D Block and are available Monday (Vanessa) and Tuesday (Laura). Their role at PBC is to support students and their families around issues such as:

  • Sexual Health
  • Relationships
  • Growth and Development
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Contraception and STIs
  • Hygiene
  • Mental Health
  • Personal and Family Problems
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Our school Guidance Officers may refer students to the SBYHN or students can make an appointment through the Junior or Senior Secondary Student Services office.

The SBYHN Team that also supports health promotion and education within classrooms in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health, Negotiating Sex Safely, Respectful Relationships across public High Schools on the Gold Coast. 

For further information email: or contact PBC to speak with the SBYHN directly.

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Partner Shout out!

Welcome and thank you to our newest GOLD Partner, Annabel Trends!


About Annabel Trends...

Ann Dawe dreamt up ideas for the home back in 1967…bright 60’s colours, bold patterns and innovative kitchen napery emerged from her own kitchen table, all those years ago. Gradually over the years, Ann explored new niche markets so that Annabel Trends has become what it is today – a family company dedicated to supplying the marketplace with giftware that sets trends, with strengths in design, colour, practicality and presentation.

In 2006, Ann’s daughter Sally relocated Annabel Trends from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is at the Burleigh Heads factory that a large proportion of the giftware is made and assembled. Fabrics, ribbons, packaging and products are sourced all over the world. Although Annabel Trends’ began with kitchen napery, which is still a strong line for the company today, other product categories emerged: garden gifts, scented therapeutic and soothing products, travel accessories, spa and pamper products, bath and body products, baby gifts, and decorative home wares. Ann continues to do what she is passionate about most – scouring the world for the latest trends and innovations, in order to develop exciting new products.

Annabel Trends understands the need for new ideas, and the product mix constantly changes. Take time to browse the site, and come back soon to see the latest from the market leaders.

Thank you to long time member Annabel Trends for coming on board with the PBC Alliance to support our students as a Gold Partner! If you are keen to check out the range at Annabel Trends visit their online store


PBC Alliance Business Directory


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 2021 Partners

- helping support PBC students to achieve their potential.


Bendigo Bank Tugun Community Bank Branch

Synergy Fitness

Titans Gold Coast

Smile Street Coolangatta

Aurora Training Institute

Prestige Services Training

Annabel Trends

Grip Star Socks

Stone Style

LJ Hooker Palm Beach

Southport Sharks

WHYse Choices

Capital Pest Management

99 Bikes, Burleigh

Currumbin RSL

Inspire Physiotherapy

Tweed Seasports

Trade Glass

Palm Beach Surf Club

PFD Food Distributors

Griffith University

Bond University

Southern Cross University

Esportif Management (Nash Dawson)

Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Fraser Financial Services

Stacks Law

Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce

Meatsmiths, Elanora

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

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SRS Fees

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

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 Finance on

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)


Finance Office Window Operating Hours

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

Alternative payment options include BPOINT and Bank Transfer, details found here



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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Boardwalk Maintenance

The Parks & Recreational Services will be undertaking some routine maintenance works on the boardwalk behind PBC high school from Thursday 22/07/2021 to Friday 23/07/2021. The boardwalk will be closed for community use on the Friday 23/07/2021. For further information please contact Ash Turner, Parks Project Officer, T:5581 7074.


Gold Coast Water Polo


Gold Coast Water Polo in conjunction with Water Polo Queensland are running a series of Junior Club Nights open to all new and experienced water polo players on the Gold Coast. These sessions are being hosted at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Southport) and will be open to kids aged 10-14 years old.



Supporting our school’s Parent and Community Code of Conduct


Our school strives to be a safe place for students to learn and for staff to work.

We have adopted a Parent and Community Code of Conduct so that all visitors to our school can understand what’s expected of them. 

The Parent and Community Code of Conduct sits alongside our Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service, which applies to all staff.  

A copy of the new Code can be found at the Education website