- Executive Principal's Update
- Junior Secondary Update
- Senior Secondary Update
- Pathways Centre News
- Academic Excellence News
- Sports Excellence News
- The Arts News
- PBC Leos Club
- PBC Events
- Student Achievements
- General News
- News from the Wellbeing Team
- Uniform Shop
- PBC Alliance
- Community Notices
In what was another disjointed year, it was a fantastic effort from the staff and students in that we were able to hold our signature events and provide as many educational opportunities as possible under ever changing circumstances. I would like to thank the parents and community for their support and patience as we managed public health directives and their impact on normal school operations. With holidays approaching, the Christmas break will provide us with the opportunity to reset for 2022.
As we reach the end of the school year, we have received information from our Regional and Central Offices regarding possible changes that schools may have to respond to within very short timeframes in 2022. With the borders re-opening in a few days and the possibilities that this brings, from the commencement of school next year, we will be asking the students to bring and take home each day, their digital learning devices and associated school resources. We have been made aware that school closures, if they are to occur, will happen with minimal notice. In the event of school operations needing to change, our communication strategy will remain with emails being the primary source of information and social media as the secondary source of details.
I would like to farewell the families who are moving on from PBC this year and wish everyone else a great holiday season.
CRICOS Provider Name: The Queensland Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A
On Monday 6 December we welcomed over 400 enrolled Year 7 (2022) students to the PBC community. Transition Day supports the 2022 Year 7s as they move from their Primary School to Secondary School. On Transition Day, students were assigned to their core classes and experienced lessons with their 2022 teachers. They were also introduced to their very first Inter-house Challenge. We thank the numerous parents who also attended Transition Day, as we understand that the key to a successful education is the relationship built between the family and the school.
Term 4 Reports
Term 4 reports will be emailed home on Friday 10 December. Please be sure to share the report with your child, so that they can receive important feedback on their work this year and set goals for 2022.
2022 Core Classes
The 2022 timetable has been constructed to provide maximum opportunities for students across PBC to study courses of choice, in our large and diverse school. Year 9 core classes are driven by electives that have been chosen and there is little flexibility.
Parents should be aware that, with the exception of Academic Excellence classes, their child will be with a different group of students next year, and prepare to support them through this change. Coping with changes such as these are important for building resilience – an important quality for success in life. While there is no opportunity to swap classes due to friendships, the usual range of support will be available to all students and their parents to help them through this change.
Good Luck Year 9
Farewell to our Year 9 cohort who are transitioning to the Senior Secondary Phase of Learning. Our very best wishes for continued success!
A Special Thank You to our Optima Team:
Junior School Guidance Officer, Ms Willis, for your support of our students through the complex world of being an adolescent
Dean of Students, Ms Condon, for the many restorative programs implemented to support students with being reflective and setting aspirations for future positive behaviours
Heads of Year: Mr Jenkins (Year 7), Mr Jordan (Year 8) and Mr Williams (Year 9), for your continued diligence in supporting student engagement and positive behaviours
In this, the last newsletter of the year, I would like to wish all readers a safe and happy holiday.Read Less
Congratulations to our Year 10 students who will now either:
- Return to PBC in 2022 as Year 11 students; or
- Commence the next chapter of their lives in another education setting or place of employment.
Year 10 Students not Returning to PBC in 2022
If your student is not returning to PBC in 2022, please let Jason Cross know via email@example.com.
Jason Cross will be leading your students in 2022 as the Deputy Principal in charge of Year 11 and he looks forward to reviewing each and every Year 10 student's Academic Report with a focus on effort and behaviour.
Reflecting over the Holidays
We encourage your students to reflect over the holidays on their engagement and academic performance to date. This is especially important as your student returns to PBC in 2022 and enters into the non-compulsory phase of schooling. Are they willing to be the best versions of themselves and give nothing but the best? This not only applies to academia but also to their sporting, cultural and artistic pursuits. We challenge every Year 11 (2022) student to step out of their comfort zone and take up the opportunities that our great school has to offer.
We wish the entire PBC community a safe and relaxing break. Ensure that you take spend time with the significant people in your lives.
Year 10 and Year 11 reports will be finalised and emailed home from Wednesday December 8.
A reminder that in 2022 all Year 10 and 12 assessment will be scheduled for the last week of each term. Year 11s will have a different schedule for Term 1 and 2 however will also have exams in the last week of school in Terms 3 and 4.
Release of Year 12 results
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) will release student QCEs and Senior Statements and Statements of Results through the Student Portal on the myQCE website https://myqce.qcaa.qld.edu.au/index.html from 9:00am on Friday 17 December 2021. Students must know their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log in and check their results. Students have been emailed and reminded on many occasions to log into this portal to check their account details but some have chosen not to do so.
Students will be able to download hard copies of their qualifications directly from the Student Portal on the myQCE website. They will not be sent hard copies from the QCAA though they will be able to request hard copies in the Student Portal.
Please note that as Year 12 results and Levels of Achievement are calculated by the QCAA, Year 12 students will not revive an Exit Statement or Report from PBC; they will only receive published results from the QCAA via the Student Portal.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
ATARs are calculated by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). All ATAR eligible students should have registered with QTAC (https://www.qtac.edu.au/atar/ ) to ensure that they receive their ATAR on 18 December .
Year 12 school leavers seeking employment
A reminder to register with Ms Shreeve in Y block with your contact details and expressions of interest, this will be forwarded to The Department of Employment Small Business and Training which will broadcast students with relevant vacancies and opportunities.
2022 Start dates
In 2022 the following starting dates will apply for Senior students:
Monday January 24 Year 11 and 12 students
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School based traineeships available
New exciting traineeship opportunities are available in the Pathways Centre Y Block – Start now before Christmas! Job boards will be updated regularly with new positions. Students can collect a registration form and apply now. Taking expression of interest from Year 9’s
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.
Rebound Indoor Sport Centre Café : school based traineeships Cert 3 business with hospitality focus, working at least two shifts a week in the café at the stadium. Email James to apply firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt and Smoke Butcher: Coolangatta Butcher looking for Christmas casual, can lead to school based apprenticeship for the right applicant. Contact Brad 0418 447 289 email email@example.com or pop into the store in the Strand (upstairs) as for Brad.
Hospitality and Business Traineeships:
- The Shelf Café and Deli the Pines
- Ground Coffee - Coolangatta
- Goodness Gracias – Palm Beach
- Brumbys Bakery – Christine Corner & The Pines
- Rebound Indoor Stadium Café
- Burleigh Heads Surf Club
- Niche & Co Tugun
- Sandwich Chefs The Pines
- Boost Juice Elanora
- Fuel Bakehouse Currumbin
- California Tacos Burleigh
- Palm Beach Bakery – 8th Ave
- Sean Scott Gallery and Boutique Burleigh
- The Pantry Burleigh
- Alleygators Currumbin Rugby Leagues Club
- Maries Pizza Tugun and Palm Beach stores
- Coffee Club Burleigh Stocklands
- The Original Bakery Tugun
- Wendys the Pines
- Jetboat Extreme Surfers Paradise
- Brumby’s Bakery the Pines
- Surf Easy Surf School
- Burleigh Gelato & Co. (New store opening in Palm Beach soon )
- Lakeview Espresso Burleigh Heads
- Yiros Shop Burleigh
- Plantation House
- Guzmen Y Gomez Burleigh & Robina
- Pattysmiths Burgers Palm Beach & Miami
- Seeds of Life Robina
- Soul Origin Robina
- Crema Espresso the Pines & Coolangatta
- Third Base Coffee Palm Beach
- Paperbark Café Burleigh
- Dominos Tugun
- KFC – Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach & Robina
- Double Barrel Kitchen Mermaid Waters
- Coming Home Co Robina Kitchens
Hairdressing apprenticeship: School based apprenticeship with HB@33 Hair and Beauty. Please send resumes to Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbour Vue Tavern Coomera: Casual jobs!! Front and back of house… Start immediately, go into Tavern with resume to apply, ask for Mel or Shannon. L1/941 Harbour Village Parade, Coomera.
City Venue Management: Miami Pool & Helensvale are looking for new school based trainees, Lifeguarding, customer service, swim teaching… If you would like to be part of their team please apply via the link https://www.cvmacademy.com.au/traineeships
Oak Berry Acai Coolangatta: Casual and part time jobs! Looking for someone who can work under pressure in a fast pace environment, proactive, good interpersonal skills and keeps good hygiene. Email resume to email@example.com or drop into the store
Mathiou Services: School based general carpentry apprenticeship – working primarily on childcare centres undertaking building and playground upgrades (core building and custom timework) email resume to Melanie to apply firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bricklaying Apprenticeships: School based and fulltime. Local Gold Coast employer looking for apprentices in Bricklaying. Please email resume to email@example.com or call 0475 909 040 or https://careerpath.becomeabricklayer.com.au/
Noodle Box Coolangatta: Christmas casuals, start working ASAP, possible traineeship in 2022. Email resume to Jim firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Cert 3 Early Childhood: A Head start Learning & Little Scholars Burleigh and other local centres.
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 should check the following links for fulltime employment opportunities
Sol Cleanse Currumbin: School Leavers Sol Cleanse are looking for a casual kitchen hand/general all rounder to work in our busy kitchen in Villiers Drive, Currumbin Waters. Hours and days will vary, we do however only work Monday-Friday, no weekends or public holidays and close for two weeks from the 16th December to 4th January. Hours will be between 5-3 on any given day. Can guarantee at least 2 days a week to start with. To apply send resume to Ange Muir email@example.com
Dental Assistants: School leavers wanting to become dental assistants can apply through AADA College. AADA College is working with many practices in our local area that have expressed interest in hiring your excellent year 12 students as Dental Assisting trainees. Email Louise for more information: Louise Reeve, Business Development on 0434 647 990 or Louise@AADA.edu.au
Small Engine Mechanic: Direct Hire are looking for a fulltime engine mechanic. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Hospitality Jobs: Visit the Barcats U18 website for hospitality positions all over South East Queensland http://www.barcatsu18.com.au/
AFL Sports Ready currently has a number of exciting traineeship opportunities perfect for 2021 graduates located on the Gold Coast. Along with long-standing partnerships with Somerset College and Coomera Anglican College, King’s Christian College has also come on board for 2022.
Here’s how to apply:
- King’s Christian College (full time, Pimpama)- https://aflsportsready.com.au/jobs-board/sports-department-trainee/
- Somerset College (full time, Mudgeeraba)- https://aflsportsready.com.au/jobs-board/trainee-sport-department-assistant-6/
- Coomera Anglican College (part time, Upper Coomera)- https://aflsportsready.com.au/jobs-board/trainee-hpe-and-sportassistant/
Airport Retail Enterprises/Gold Coast Airport: Commercial Cookery apprenticeship available and business administration completing a Cert IV business administration. Start Nov/December at Gold Coast Airport. Email resume to email@example.com
Looking for a Trade?? Casey from Gold Coast Trades college has many opportunities available for school leavers looking for a trade eg: metal roofer, painting/decorating, carpentry, tiling, Automotive & plastering. Please email your resume and industry of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Tracey Egan: email@example.com
Landscaping Plenty of local work, looking for someone reliable and hardworking. Email Carl to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plastering Apprenticeships: Fulltime apprenticeships, prefer to have a licence and car. Email Justine to apply: email@example.com
Swimart Palm Beach: Open 7 days a week and looking for casuals and fulltime staff. Call into the store with a resume ask Susan or the manager
Splash King Mermaid and Mudgeeraba: Casual Junior Retail Sales Assistant. Splash King is a pool and spa supply and service maintenance company. To cover our busy summer season we have an opportunity for casual junior retail sales assistants to join our team in the Mermaid Waters and Mudgeeraba shops. On the job support and training will be provided to the successful applicant. If you believe you are the right person for this job please email your resume and/or cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McDonald’s are hiring: apply via these links
- Tugun https://smrtr.io/4LXdX
- Palm Beach https://smrtr.io/4RX8W
- Robina Central https://smrtr.io/4JSRD
- Burleigh Waters https://smrtr.io/4LXbK
- Nerang https://smrtr.io/4NCmw
- Elanora https://smrtr.io/4LXbg
- Reedy Creek https://smrtr.io/4LXcb
- Robina Food Court https://smrtr.io/4X7bv
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
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Australian Business Week
Friday night saw the culmination of yet another successful Australian Business Week; we think the best yet! Year 9 Academic Excellence students were amazing. While the rest of the school were doing an alternate program, we asked our students to work harder than ever before. In one week, they made eight business decisions, wrote and delivered an oral report to shareholders, put on a Trade Display for all PBC students to participate in with games and prizes. They also made a commercial video.
Winners of the six awards were presented with their trophies at the Awards dinner held at the Currumbin RSL. Bragging rights will go on well into 2022.
Thank you to Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce and McDonalds at The Pines for sponsoring this event.
Netball Excellence Program
PBC Sports Excellence program is excited to announce two new coaching additions to the Netball Excellence Program for 2022. We welcome to the PBC Reds, as the Senior Netball Excellence Head Coach, Linda Peterson. Linda was one of the Bond University Bull Sharks foundation coaches in 2019, initially with the Ruby team then the Sapphire series Coach in 2021. Linda was an integral part of the Bull Sharks and before that, the Golden South Jaguars.
Supporting Linda as High Performance Consultant, we welcome Temepara Bailey, newly announced 2022 Titans Sapphire Series Head Coach. Temepara is also an ex-Silver Fern player, representing New Zealand on 89 occasions and winning a World Championship and is a 2 x Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in Netball.
We are thrilled to welcome these two amazingly experienced and talented new coaches to our Netball Excellence program and are excited for what 2022 and beyond will bring for the PBC REDS netballers.
2021 Gig Night
On Saturday night, 11 artists performed at PBC’s annual Gig Night at Soundlounge as a part of the Working Musicians program.
The evening was a fabulous showcase of the amazing work and talent in WMP. A huge credit to all of the students and Working Musicians director Liza Davidson! Thank you to everyone who came along to support live original music and our students.
WMP on ABC Radio
WMP students, Bonnie Kruger and Damon Perkins visited ABC Radio ‘The Drive’ program last week to talk about all things Gig Night as part of the Working Musicians Program. Bonnie also performed her original song ‘Feel It’. It was a wonderful experience for the students and added to the excitement of the upcoming Gig Night.
Junior Music Excellence students took part in an incredible workshop recently with Kacey Patrick and Karl S Williams, workshopping and improvising as a large ensemble.
Evan Pearce + Emma Suttle Spotify release
Evan Pearce and Emma Suttle in Year 9 Music Excellence have released a debut single. Check it out on Spotify!
We had our District Governor, Nicole Phillips, join us virtually, via zoom, at one of our weekly meetings, where she discussed her role and passions for the Leos Clubs in the District. Our last Currumbin special school breakfast was held, where Adi, Miranda, Grace and Mia volunteered. Our donation to the Kmart Wishing Tree, last month amounted to a total of $400 worth of gifts; $200 for boys and $200 for girls thanks to Emma, Adi, Raeka, Grace and Lily who made the purchases.
The Leos also donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society a total of $500, to go towards research of finding a cure.
Our possible donations for next year are for the Tasmanian Devil Face Tumours and Break Cancer. This year, we have made most of our money through our weekly IGA BBQ’s and have donated a total of $7,700 to charities and people in need.
- PBC Lions Club, $92
- Tallebudgera State School, $600
- Baby Give Back, $500
- Peace Frog Shirts, $484
- PBC Lions Club, $156
- The Smith Family, $624
- Fred’s Place, $600
- PBC Lions Club, $200
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (world record Koala) $200
- Baby Give Back, $200
- Girl Guides and Scouts, $500
- PBC Lions Club, $226
- National Trust of Australia, Queensland LTD, $450
- Currumbin Special School, $200
- PBC Lions Club, $190
- Fred Hollows, $400
- Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, $600
- PBC Lions Club $278
- Palm Beach Currumbin State High, $300
- Kmart Wishing Tree, $400
- Multiple Sclerosis Society, $500
At the end of this year, the Leo’s will have an amazing Christmas party where we will celebrate the year and what we have done! We can’t wait for what we can do in 2022 and to meet our new members that are yet to join us!
Michelle Wykes, Secretary
Yr 11 Engineering
Earlier this term the Year 11 Engineering students went on an excursion to the Currumbin Creek M1 bridge constructions site. Vanessa and Caitlin from Seymour Whyte hosted the students for a indepth presentation about the M1 bridge construction processes and took the students on a tour of the construction site. Students found it super valuable and appreciated their efforts.
QuickSmart Pizza Party
Congratulations to our Year 7 students who have successfully completed the QuickSmart Numeracy and Literacy Intervention Program. We celebrated their success at our annual awards ceremony with pizza and ice-cream slice to honour our exceptionally talented students as they move into Year 8 with the fundamentals now firmly embedded. Well done QuickSmarters…we are so proud of you all!
Engineering Confidence’ Women & Girls Workshop
ACCIONA and Surfing Australia continued their great work through the ACCIONA ‘Engineering Confidence’ Women & Girls Workshop held in November at Palm Beach Currumbin State High. The event, hosted by Jessica Skarratt, was designed to not only build confidence in young women, but kickstart thoughts and discussions about real career opportunities in the construction engineering industry via STEM.
There were plenty of questions and enthusiastic discussion after the room heard from the breakfast's panel including World Tour Surfer and ACCIONA Ambassador Isabella Nichols, Surfing Australia Athlete and Tru Starling and Katelyn Hoad – Project Engineer from ACCIONA.
Isabella said: “The thing that excites me most about a career in STEM is having so many different opportunities, whether it's civil, mechanical or environmental. There are so many pathways you can take and even if you start on one pathway, you can crossover.”
After opening up to questions from students, the panel joined the group in a brain-stimulating hands-on spaghetti STEM challenge – where students had to build a structure using spaghetti and tape and add a heavy object to the top of it – that had all involved fully engaged and racing for a team win.
Watch a highlights video from the workshop here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBjq-ZEUQI
Year 7 Pop-up Museum
Year 7 students have been learning about Ancient civilisations in History this term. They researched their chosen artefacts and created model for display in the Pop Up Museum held last week. It was great to see so many displays and what the students had learnt. Well done students and teachers.
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 email@example.com with details of your student’s achievement and include at least one photo, and/or any links to media articles that we can share.
Congratulations to Alana, Kiki and Lily, all students in the PBC basketball Sports Ex program, who played in their Representative Basketball Grand Final on Sunday and won a Gold medal for Gold Coast Basketball Association. Great job!
Year 9 Work Experience
Year 9 student, Harry Fowler has been undertaking a Race Car Project for his work experience this term. Harry undertook a big project for work experience which involved getting a road registered car that Harry then stripped and turned it into a race car, while also working on the engine and installing that as well. Harry has finally finished building his new Junior Sedan Speedway car for the 2021/22 season. With a lot of support and hard work from his Dad and his Sponsor, Slideways as well as Zenith Race Solutions, where Harry has been doing the work experience and working additional Wednesdays to get the job done. Harry has found this an amazing project and is proud of this awesome achievement. Well done Harry.
PBC Tennis Courts – Available to hire
Love tennis! PBC's tennis courts are now open to the public to book. Our new lights make it a great venue for a night game. Local, inexpensive and convenient.
The Final Flood – of PBC Positivity
The comments collected from students in the afternoons, at the school gates this term are a wonderful display of positivity.
Mr Mackay - Loving his Coaching methods
Mr McCullagh - He is just hilarious and he really engages us
Mr Wells - Love MEGA!
Ms Willetts - Really helps us in English, Every day in CARE with her amazing energy
Ms Joubert - “Goated” (Highly complimentary we believe)
Mr Stephens - Great teacher, chilled and funny
Mr Johnstone - Just a really nice guy!
Mr Ashenden- He’s understanding and considerate
Ms Apanui - We really miss her!!
Mr Hamilton - He is actually such a good teacher
Ms Wyatt - Always so nice
Mr Roberts - He’s a legend, always there for us.
Mr Bagnall - He’s such a legend
Mr Brown - Good Bloke and a great CARE teacher
Mr Hamilton - Supportive and he really helps me with my mental health
Ms Schatz- Legend Teacher
Mr McCullagh - Such a great role model
Ms Wahlin - Really makes class interesting
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
Mr Zimmerle- 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 - 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.
Is your student leaving PBC?
If your Student is not returning to PBC for the 2022 school year, please complete the attached Leaving Form, and advise the name of the destination School your student will attend. If your student is working – please provide a letter from the employer confirming that your student is working 25+ hours per week. If your student is attending TAFE – please provide the Confirmation of Enrolment. Please email back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
2022 Stationery List
To help with preparing your student for 2022 please find below the 2022 Stationery Requirements for all year levels and subjects. Items listed in the list can be found at all good stationery stores and major outlets and are usually on sale early in the school year.
2022 Start dates
In 2022 the following starting dates will apply:
Monday January 24 - we welcome back the new Year7 students as well as Year 11 and 12 students
Tuesday January 25 - we welcome back the remaining students in Years 8, 9 and 10 students.
Year 7 students are to report to the Hall on arrival on Day 1. Students in Years 8-12 head to their CARE classes on their Day 1. All NEW PBC students in Years 8-12 are to attend at the Trade Training Centre on their first day for their induction and to collect their timetables.
2021 PBC Optima Yearbook is available!!
The 2021 Optima Yearbook can be purchased from the Finance Window Tue-Thu 8am – 1pm for just $30. This year there is 138 pages of fun and colourful content! Messages from student leaders, house leaders and key staff. Photos, photos, photos and more photos of as many students as we could fit in. Stories for all departments. Excellence Program reports, major events highlights, Champion House news and a Farewell to Year 12 gallery. The magazine covers all faculties, all year levels and all programs. DON'T MISS OUT!! Stock is available until sold out.
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 information. With posts every day, all year, 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.
Dates to Remember
10 December - Last day of Term 4
24-28 December - Christmas Public Holidays
1 January - New Years Day
3 January - New Years Day Public Holiday
17 January - PBC Admin Office reopens
17 January - PBC Uniform Shop reopens
24 January - First Day of Term 1 for Year 7, 11 and 12 students
25 January - First Day of Term 1 for Year 8, 9 and 10 students
27 January - Australia Day Public Holiday
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.
School Based Youth Health Nurse
SRS Fees to list the 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 - OVERDUE
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 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)
Finance Office Window Operating Hours
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:00am-1:00pm (during term time)
CLOSED from Friday 10 December.
Reopens in 2022 on Tuesday 18 January at 8:00am.
Over the counter payments can only be accepted during term time, 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.Read Less
Thank you for supporting our students achieve their potential. We have appreciated all our amazing partners supporting PBC this year. So many programs have been able to take place because of the support of our community partners. Please support those that support our students!
If you have a local business and would like to come on board with the PBC Alliance in 2022 please visit our website today! We look forward to working with you. www.pbc-alliance.com.
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
If you are interested in learning more about the PBC Alliance visit our website! www.pbc-alliance.com
2022 Membership/Partnership available now
Would your business like to support our students? Become a Partner or member today. Sign up for our newsletter so you can receive invitations to our community networking events. If you are interested in learning more about the PBC Alliance visit our website! www.pbc-alliance.com
Thank you to our 2021 Partners! You are all amazing.
Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club
Coles The Pines
Esportif.com - Nash Dawson
Fraser Financial Services
Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce
PFD Food Distributors
Snap Fitness Palm Beach
Summer Reading Club
Your kids work hard at school all year, however during the long summer break they can experience a loss in learning retention, known as the ‘summer slide’. The solution? Join Gold Coast Libraries Summer Reading Club, which offers loads of ideas and activities to keep your children engaged in learning – and still have fun too! Whether its adventure, code breaking or unlocking secrets of history, kids will uncover a world of intrigue through challenges, events and an interactive activity book. So why not ‘Uncover and Discover’ with your children at Gold Coast Libraries these school holidays - just follow the clues and tales of intrigue and discovery. Find out more here
Collect your child’s medication from school
Remember to collect your child’s medication before the holidays and store it correctly at home. You can learn more about the storage of medications such as asthma inhalers and adrenaline auto-injectors (e.g. EpiPens). Also, remember to check the expiry dates.
Anxiety doesn’t have to be something to worry about
Anxiety in children and teenagers can start out small, but may end up affecting their daily lives. When overly worried, some kids don’t talk about it. They may even seem angry or irritable, rather than anxious or they may get frequent stress headaches or stomach aches. But with parents’ help, children can learn how to reduce their own anxious feelings. The new Fear-Less Triple P Online program has practical Triple P – Positive Parenting Program tips and ideas – and it’s free, thanks to the Queensland Government. Learning more about coping with uncomfortable emotions can help you use positive methods to respond to child and teenage anxiety. Read more about this hot parenting topic here or for more free Triple P programs, go to: www.triplep-parenting.net.
If your family is going through tough times, contact Family and Child Connect for free, unlimited, confidential advice. They are there to listen and connect you with practical support. Access to interpreters is also available. A range of Family and Child Connect resources are available, including information in other languages.