Palm Beach Currumbin State High
PDF Details

Newsletter QR Code

Thrower Drive
Palm Beach QLD 4221

Phone: 07 5525 9333
Fax: 07 5525 9300

13 March 2023

Filter Content

13 March 2023

Dear Parent/Caregiver,


Term 1 assessments are becoming due and some students will have exams coming up.  In addition, Year 7 and 9 students commence their NAPLAN tests online this week.  For some students, assessments increase their levels of anxiety.  For most students, healthy eating, regular sleep patterns and exercise will assist in minimising stress.  If your child is anxious about upcoming assessments, they can speak with their Care Class teacher in the first instance or the Head of Year about accessing additional support.

School sports have all commenced. The GC6 first cluster day for 2023 has been held. Sports Excellence Teams have been playing in trials or their competitions have commenced. Many District and Regional trials have been held or will be held soon.  For students wishing to represent the school at a District level or above, please remember to have the school sign off your forms prior to attending the trials.

Chris Capra,
Executive Principal

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

Read Less

Work Experience Year 9 

Year 9 Work Experience is Week 10 of Term 3.  Information packs will be issued to students at the first year level assembly for next term.  


Year 7 Immunisations 

Year 7 Immunisations will take place on 28 March.


Naplan – What to bring Week 8 and 9: 

Charged laptop and a pen.  

New Proficiency Standards for Naplan  

From this year, parents and caregivers will get earlier, simpler and clearer information about their child’s NAPLAN achievement based on new, more rigorous national standards.  

NAPLAN results will now be reported as proficiency standards with 4 levels of achievement for each year level:  

  • Exceeding 
  • Strong 
  • Developing 
  • Needs additional support. 

This replaces the previous 10-band structure.  Combined with the new, March test timeline, parents and caregivers will get earlier, simpler and clearer information about their child’s literacy and numeracy achievement based on new, more rigorous national standards.  

Student reports will continue to show the national average and the range of achievement for the middle 60 per cent of students in their year level, allowing comparison of a child’s achievement against these measures. Detailed information on the knowledge and skills being measured in each NAPLAN assessment will be made available on the NAP website.  


Assessment and Reports 

Our Junior Secondary students are heading into assessment time.  We recommend that families have a look at their year level assessment calendars together, in order to assist your student to plan and prepare for their upcoming assessments.  The assessment calendars can be found on our school website at:  

Term 1 Report Cards for junior secondary students will be emailed to parents/caregivers on the last day of term, so please ensure your email address is current.


Junior Secondary Camps 

This week we are seeking input from students about the camp offerings in 2022 with a view to planning for 2023 and beyond. Watch this space about the possibility of this experience for Year 7 and 8 this year.  


Taking Student Opinions Seriously 

This week we launched a new inbox for students to provide suggestions, input or feedback about all aspects of school. This inbox will be managed by campus principals Anita Sgalippa and Alyce Bradford. Students will receive a response within 48 hours, as per our parent support email, and students will be informed about changes that come into effect as a result of opinions raised or why these ideas can't be operationalised due to constraints.  

The email address for student opinions is: 


April 2023 Thrower House Youth Holiday Program 



Hopefully you will have received the monthly attendance check via email. Below is a graph that shows the significance of the different percentages across a term. If you would like to discuss your child's attendance please contact the Head of Year or Deputy Principal for their year level.  

Read Less

It has been another great fortnight in Senior Secondary with particular thanks going to our wonderful Student Council who organised a Year 12 team novelty night- Granny Bingo. This event, held last Wednesday evening, saw close to 250 Year 12 students attend to spend time with their peers and build relationships in their final year of schooling.  


Year 11 and 12 students also had the opportunity in the last fortnight to attend the University Showcase hosted at PBC. This event saw our local university partners along with a number of others offer guidance around scholarships, applications and the university experience. We thank the following institutions for their attendance:  

  • Griffith University
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Queensland
  • QUT
  • Bond University
  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Australian Catholic University
  • QTAC


Senior Study Skills - Griffith Uni On-campus day 

Permission forms have been distributed during Year 11 and 12 assemblies in Week 7 to those students interested to attend the first Griffith University on-campus experience day on Wednesday 26 April (GC6 day). If students were absent or missed out they can collect one from Y block student services for the next week. Permission forms are due back by Wednesday Week 10. 

Any questions please contact the Senior Study Skills Coordinator, Deb Kerwick. 



Many Year 11 classes will have an interim piece of assessment to complete this week. The timetable for these exams have been published on the school website. 

Year 11 students will finalise their Unit 1 assessment in Week 4/5 of Term 2 in mid-May this year. As per QCAA guidelines students cannot change subjects mid Unit so no subject changes are available to Year 11s until late May. 

Year 10 and 12 students commence shutdown on Wednesday of Week 10 of term (29 to 31 March). The timetable for senior assessment and the school assessment policy has been published on the school website:  

All students need to be aware of the date, room and time of their scheduled exam. During shutdown students only have to attend school for scheduled exams or study sessions. 

All assessment tasks are due at 9:00am on the due date, not during class time. Students who are absent for an exam will need to provide a medical certificate and apply for a change of date with their HOD on the next day they are at school. Similarly students who are applying for an extension or special consideration will need to download an extension/change of date form from the school website and submit to their relevant Head of Department at least 48 hours before the due date. 


VETis courses 

All Senior students are eligible to receive VET in School (VETis) funding to complete a VET certificate that the government deem are in demand. Many students utilise this funding in timetabled classes for example Construction, Health Services, and Hospitality. Other VETis courses are advertised in the student notices and school newsletter. These may include going to an outside college or provider 1 day per week (eg. TAFE). Students who are not aiming for a tertiary pathway are particularly encouraged to complete a VETis funded course as this will increase their chance of gaining employment once they leave school. Please contact Mr McDougall n Y Block if you require more information.

Read Less

Students are asked to please see Mr Poirrier in G Block Staffroom if they are interested in any of the VET certificate courses and opportunities mentioned below.  

Congratulations – Diploma of Business half-scholarship winner


Congratulations to Aleah Stringer for her success in being awarded the 2023 Prestige Services Training Diploma of Business half scholarship.


Year 11 Students - courses commencing in Term 2 2023

Gold Coast Trades College has a number of Term 2 openings for Year 11 students who have not yet used their VETis funding. There are spots remaining in the following courses:

  • Certificate I Construction 
  • Certificate II Automotive 

Students who enrol in a VET certificate course with GCTC attend their training facility in Currumbin one school day per week. Students undertake external VET courses in addition to their timetabled senior subjects. 


Year 10 Students – TAFE Trade Taster Program

TAFE has a number of openings for their Year 10 students, interested in undertaking a Trade Taster course, commencing Term 2 2023.

Students attend a Gold Coast campus one day per week for nine weeks (providing their own transport) and participate in units aligned to a specific trade over the course of a school term. They gain a deeper understanding of a qualification that assists them in making an informed decision when choosing a trade certificate course in the future. 

These courses are fully funded and allow students to get a head start on their learning journey while maintaining studies at school. Course availability is as follows: 

 Trade Taster - Kitchen Operations  Monday
 Trade Taster - McDonalds Hospitality (Barista)  Friday
 Skills Taster - Health  Wednesday
 Trade Taster - Automotive focus  Friday
 Trade Taster - Construction focus  Tuesday
 Trade Taster - Plumbing focus - only 2 spots left!  Tuesday
Trade Taster -  Marine focus  Friday

See Mr Poirrier in G Block staffroom for more information and enrolment instructions. 


Read Less

School based traineeships available

New exciting traineeship opportunities are available in the Pathways Centre Y Block. Job boards will be updated regularly with new positions. Students can collect a registration form and apply now.

Taking applications from year 10’s !!

Get paid while gaining a qualification when doing a school-based traineeship and earn up to 8 QCE points!!

Already working!! Why not convert your job to a traineeship, gain QCE points, and gain a qualification in your current job.

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

2023 Queensland Training Awards – Are you currently doing a school based traineeship/apprenticeship? Or recently completed one? Queensland Training Awards nominations are now open and we welcome our students to shine and be recognised for their contribution in the workplace and traineeships. Please visit this website to apply  

Hospitality and Business Traineeships:

  • Airport Retail Enterprises – Gold Coast Airport
  • Seeds of Life – Robina
  • The Shelf Café and Deli the Pines
  • Coffee Club Stocklands
  • Goodness Gracias
  • Springbok Foods Burleigh
  • The Pantry Cafe
  • Ground Coolangatta
  • COWCH Broadbeach
  • Zambrero’s Coolangatta
  • BSKT Mermaid Beach
  • Hi Poke Kirra
  • Guzmen Y Gomez Burleigh & Robina
  • Mr Potato Palm Beach
  • Barefoot Blonde Palm Beach
  • Portside Coffee Currumbin
  • Pancake Diner Burleigh Heads
  • Wendys the Pines
  • Tallebudgera Surf Club
  • Sumptuous Fine Foods – Currumbin
  • Earth N Sea Pizza Coolangatta
  • Maries Pizza – Various locations
  • Zarraffas – various locations
  • Shingle Inn the Pines
  • Brumbys Bakery – Christine Corner & The Pines
  • Sandwich Chefs The Pines
  • KFC – Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach & Robina
  • Surf Easy Currumbin

Seeds of Life Wholefoods Q Super Centre Mermaid Waters 3 positions available Cert 3 business with hospitality and retail focus, join the team at Seeds of Life Wholefoods in the bakery, café and production email direct to

HB@33 Salon Currumbin, work day Fridays and some weekends email Julie to apply

Airport Retail Enterprises:

ARE manage many of the cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets at Coolangatta Airport. They are looking for enthusiastic and energetic applicants for their traineeships. In this traineeship stu-dents will rotate through a range of outlets including fast food, cafe and retail. This is traineeship is ideal for students who are hospitality driven as the diverse experiences will equip the students with a vast range of skills and knowledge. Students must have availability to work weekends to apply for these traineeships.

Picture Framing: Looking at being a picture framer, this involves cutting and joining moulding, cutting mats mounting of photos, artwork, prints etc including preparation of framing of football jerseys and all manner of other interesting pieces. Please email Callie Cheap at Chips Framing

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:

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  or Tracey Egan 

Dean from Inscope Training has employers looking for school based and fulltime students in carpentry, tiling, plastering and painting. Students will need a driver licence or close to getting one and reliable transport. Call Dean from Inscope on 0406 307 654 or email resume through to

OSMAC are seeking keen Year 12 students that want to secure an apprenticeship in the following trades only: Air/Con & Electrical, Engineering Trade, Plumber, Carpentry, Plastering, Painting, Cabinet Making, Shopfitting, Tiling, Light & heavy vehicle & Panel beater/spray painting. Email resume to Kirsten Twyford  -

McDonald’s casuals: apply via these 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.

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

Sonia Shreeve - Industry Liaison Officer

Read Less

Last Friday we were fortunate to have a visit to PBC of past student and 3 times world surfing champion Mick Fanning. The Yr 11 Aquatic Practices students are currently studying a surfing and  rescue awareness unit and have been using the new range of MF softop surfboards to complete their rescues and learn how to surf safely on. Mick also told his story of his time at PBC as a student , what it means to be a world champion and also shared some words of advice to the AQP students about what to expect over the next 2 years of Senior School.

Warren Potter, AQP Coordinator

Read Less

Congratulations to the senior rugby league students on a great day at the Raw Challenge Course in Numinbah Valley. The students were grouped into 6 different teams and had to work together through the challenging 60+ obstacles set over 9km in over 33 degree heat. What a day! 

The main message for the day was “Team Work”. It was never really about winning or about your result. It’s was about competing as a team until the end and never giving up. The Coaching Staff and Raw Challenge Staff thought the group did a fantastic job of this at different stages during the day. To see students helping their team mates when they were exhausted, carrying extra equipment when required, dragging team mates through mud and always encouraging them to keep moving was inspiring to watch. It showed their true REDS spirit and reminds us that when you make it about the “team” it will always end up being about “you”!

Tim Maccan, Coach Rugby League Excellence

Read Less

Science Club has seen a great start to the year, and is running at maximum capacity. For this term’s theme - Know your heart - ‘Clubbers’ have been conducting a variety of fun hands-on activities investigating the heart and circulatory system, with dissecting a sheep heart being the highlight so far.

Read Less

Palm Beach 100 Celebrations

Palm Beach 100 Celebration highlights included some of our Music Excellence students opening and closing the community celebrations. The students did an outstanding job performing their prepared songs on a professional outdoor stage with industry sound technicians supporting the set up and sound. The morning was a huge success with loads of supportive family and friends coming along to cheer our students in their work. The PBC Music Excellence students received excellent feedback from event organisers. Well done to Isla, Audrey, Isaac, Olivia, Matilda, Leila, Layla, Ella, Milla, Valentina, Saba, Raeka, Anjali, Myles and Mackenna! Superstars!!! 

Music Excellence students (and brothers) Cam and Matt wowed audiences during their 30minute set. The audience was treated to a number of classic Aussie rock songs as a tribute to the old Playroom which was a big component to the celebrations. Well done to these outstanding musicians on an exciting and very musical performance that received wonderful feedback from event organisers!

Read Less

We had a very successful first cluster day during Week 6. 

Key information for parents: 

  • Next cluster day is Wednesday 26 April (Term 2, Week 2)
  • Most students are in the correct sport at this stage
  • Please be patient with incorrect sport choices and invoicing – we are working to get these all in place asap.
  • This is a compulsory school day for students in Year 7-10
  • Any Year 11/12 Home Study students should be “at home studying” – not out socialising with friends, or at paid employment
  • Please pay invoices before the next cluster day to ensure your child is able to attend. Any unpaid invoices will result in the student staying at school.
  • If your child has any medical issues that the teacher/coach should be made aware of, please email them prior to the next cluster day. 

Please email Anya Hart (PBC sports coordinator) for any information on Cluster Days

Read Less

Junior Secondary Guidance Officer - Anna Willis

Free Course...



Senior Secondary Guidance Officer – Steve Jones

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


School Based Youth Health Nurse

Read Less

ANZAC Ceremony 2023


On Monday morning, 24 April 2023, PBC will be conducting our Annual Anzac Day Ceremony on the PBC main assembly parade grounds.  Parents/caregivers are invited to come along and attend what has become an important event in our school year.

The program will be conducted by our School Captains and will involve Cadets, the Concert Band and Wreath Layers from each year level.

Our Ceremony will commence at approximately 9:20am. At the conclusion of the ceremony, please stay and enjoy morning tea in the Trade Training Centre.

We hope you are able to join us on this special occasion of remembrance.

For seating and catering purposes, please RSVP by emailing stating 'ANZAC Ceremony' in subject or by phoning 07 5525 9340 by Tuesday 18 April 2023.


ANZAC Day March

On Tuesday 25 April 2023 the Anzac Day Mid-Morning Service will be held at the Currumbin RSL Cenotaph. I would like to take this opportunity to invite PBC students to march at this Service. 

The March:

  • Assemble in Winders Park, Duringan Street, Currumbin at 10:40am, departing at 10:55am
  • Followed by the Mid-Morning service at the Currumbin-Palm Beach RSL Cenotaph at 11:15am 

Students wishing to represent the school in the ANZAC Day March are required to wear their full school uniform. 

I hope many students will choose to join us on this special occasion of remembrance. 

If your student wishes to participate, please respond by Tuesday 18 April 2023 by emailing stating ‘ANZAC March’ in the subject or by telephoning 07 5525 9340.


PBC Cross Country - Information


PBC Cross Country will take place on Thursday 27 April. It is compulsory for Sports Excellence students to take part. Anyone else who wants to participate will need to sign up to be released from lessons (sign up sports Hall foyer – Week 9/10 this term).

ALL students MUST wear REDS or House Colours


Class Clowns 2023


Good luck to the PBC students preparing to compete at this year's Class Clowns run by Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The competition is on Wednesday 15 March at Home of the Arts at 7:30pm. If you would like to go along and support our students while having a laugh, there is a discount code for the PBC community to purchase ticket to Class Clowns for only $10.00.

The Code is CC10 and tickets can be purchased here:


International Womens Day

Our young Murri Jarjum ladies celebrated International Womens Day last week.



Selective Entry @ PBC


Applications are now OPEN for selective entry into PBC's Academic Excellence, Creative Arts Excellence and Sports Excellence programs. If you know anyone that has a student entering Year 7 in 2024, who may be interested in applying for any of these programs, please direct them to our website.


Homework Club


PBC's Homework Club is on every Thursday from 3:10pm - 4:15pm in IDT02.

Junior and Senior students are welcome. Please see Ms T Hart (C Block staffroom) or Mrs Woodcock (Library staffroom) if you have any questions regarding this program.

Senior students wanting assistance on a high level subject (eg Specialist Maths) should enquire with Mrs Woodcock to see if there will be a teacher capable of assisting.


Optima Yearbook on Sale Now!

2022 Optima Yearbook is available to purchase!

Purchase yours today for just $30 from the Uniform Shop and Finance Window. The 2022 Optima is packed full of fun and colourful content! Messages from key staff, student leaders and house leaders. Photos, photos, photos and more photos of as many students as we could fit in. Enjoy stories from all departments and major events. Excellence Program reports, major events highlights, Champion House news and a Farewell to Year 12 gallery, memories and messages. There is also a PBC 50th Birthday celebration section highlighting all the fun celebrating PBC's 50th Anniversary. The magazine covers all faculties, all year levels and all programs. DON'T MISS OUT!! Stock is available until sold out.



Do you have a spare bedroom?

Would you like to share your love of Australian culture with students from many countries?

We are looking for homestay hosts!

Hosting international students in your home can be hugely rewarding. We offer you the opportunity to play a part in sharing your life, home, and to provide memories and cultural experiences to an international student. To form lifelong friendships. 

Increasing numbers of international students are choosing to study at Palm Beach Currumbin SHS and we are looking for local families to host these students. There are short term study tours (under two weeks) as well as long term (6mths-2years) students to accommodate. 

Host families receive remuneration for hosting students. Long term hosts will receive $328 a week. 

Contact our International Coordinator Corinne Van Put for more information and to answer any questions. Email: or Tel: 0438 191 637  


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.

How To:


Follow PBC on Social Media

Front Sign11  Front Sign13

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




Dates to Remember

15 Mar

Year 11 Exams

17 Mar

Academic Excellence Applications close for Year 7 2024

20-23 Mar


21 Mar

P&C Meeting

26 Mar

Year 7 2024 Academic Excellence Entrance Exam

28 Mar

Year 7 Immunisations

29 Mar

Year 10 / Year 12 Exams

31 Mar

Last day of Term 1

7-10 Apr


17 Apr

Term 3 Begins for all students

21 Apr

Creative Arts Excellence Applications close for Year 7 2024

24 Apr

PBC Anzac Ceremony

25 Apr

PBC students to march in Anzac Day March

27 Apr

PBC Cross Country
Read Less

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.

Australian Schools Triathlon/Aquathon


Good luck to PBC's Hunter Anderson (Yr 9), Charlotte Hart (Yr 11) and Siena Picton (Yr 7) who are off to Tasmania today to compete for QLD School Sport in the Australian Schools Triathlon/Aquathon.


State Swimming Championships


Congratulations to PBC's Edward Cramer (Yr 7), Blake Anderson (Yr 10), Kaden Robinson (Yr 11), Julia Remington (Yr 10), Tilly Grimson (Yr 9) and Violet Walton (Yr 9) (not pictured) who have all been selected to the South Coast Swimming team to compete in the State Swimming Championships at the end of March in Brisbane. 

Read Less

Term 1 Business Breakast

Thank you to all our wonderful guests for attending our first PBC Alliance Business Breakfast for the year. It was great to see so many Alliance partners, members, friends and supporters join us for an informative morning.

The group enjoyed hearing from Peter Comerford of Tweed Seasports , Tracy Kearney of Prestige Service Training RTO ID: 31981, Alyce Bradford PBC Principal Senior Secondary and founding PBC Alliance member Neil Mackay.

Our Hospitality staff and students provided a very professional service and delicious coffee & food. Catering for this breakfast provides our students with real life experience.

Thank you to Michael Hart MP , Daphne McDonald , Cr Gail O'Neill - Division 14 for coming along. Shout out to our lucky door prize sponsors, Laura Gerber MP, MSP Photography, Summerland Credit Union and Palm Beach Surf Club .

Our next breakfast will be on Friday 26 May. Visit for more information on how you can be involved with the PBC Alliance.


Partner Spotlight!

The PBC Alliance continues to grow and develop into what is now a wonderful local business community network with PBC at the centre. We appreciate the generous support for our students, from all our Partners and Members.


Joel Mulvenney is a PBC Alumni and Director of Grip Star Socks! Happy to be able to give back to PBC, Grip Star Socks are Platinum Partners again this year, supporting our sports excellence athletes by providing them with these fantastic training socks. What is special about these socks? They feature seriously grippy panels on the sole of the foot that eliminate slippage inside the shoe without compromising style or comfort. Grip Star Socks help increase speed, agility and acceleration and can help with blister prevention. Website: Grip Star has kindly given us a special Offer for the PBC Alliance Community: 30% off site wide (excluding custom ranges) Use code: REDS30


Bumping up to a Platinum partnership this year is Tweed Sea Sports as sponsors of our Aquatic Practices Program helping students working towards getting their own boat licenses. Tweed Sea Sports are long time supporters of PBC and also happen to be PBC parents! Tweed Sea Sports also trains our young scuba divers helping them achieve their tickets.

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. If you are looking to enjoy some scuba diving locally or overseas, be sure to contact Peter and Liat at Tweed Sea Sports.

Contact Peter or Liat on 7 5524 3683 or email Website:



Smile Street Dental & Implant Centre is another wonderful long term Platinum Partner joing us again in 2023 to provide much needed, custom made mouth guards to our students that participate in contact sport at school. Smile Street is located at The Strand in Coolangatta and is your family friendly dental practice focused on providing a high standard of dental care in a fun and friendly environment. Whether it’s been a few years since your last check-up or you’re looking to improve your dental experience, SmileStreet is the team you need to call. They put the comfort and oral health of their clients first. Give us them a call today! Tel: 07 5391 1319 or visit: 



The Gold Coast Titans is continuing their Platinum Partnership supporting our Rugby League Excellence students.

The partnership continues to help streamline the pathway for talented students to join the Titans. PBC will benefit from Titans coaches taking an active approach in mentoring PBC juniors to strengthen the bond between the school and the Titans and provide access to Titans facilities for the squad from time to time.

Visit the Titan website here to support our local NRL team and so many Reds players that have joined the Titans:


All our Partners and Members can be found in our online Business Directory. Please support those businesses that support our students!


Thank you!

Thank you to our amazing partners that have already signed on to support our students in 2023!


Aurora Training Institute

Bendigo Bank Tugun Community Bank

Eoghan Murphy - Kollosche

Find Ya Feet

Gold Coast Titans

Grip Star Socks

SmileStreet Coolangatta

Stone Style

Synergy Fitness

Tweed Sea Sports


Belle Property - Rhys Wildermoth

Bond Sport

Capital Pest Management

Prestige Services Training

Southport Sharks

MSP Photography


99 Bikes Burleigh

Currumbin RSL

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Harrison & Harrison Financial

Inspiring Brighter Futures

Michael Hart MP, Member for Burleigh

Palm Beach Surf Club


RJ Beaufils & Sons

Summerland Credit Union

Trade Glass



City of Gold Coast

Fraser Financial Services

LD Total Landscaping

The Butchers Table The Pines

The Good Human Factory


Balloonery Gold Coast

BOQ Elanora

City Venue Management

CVM Academy

Fight 4 Youth

Laura Gerber MP

Mighty Minds


Signature Dance

VMA Promotional Products

Youth Music Venture


Bond University

Griffith University

Gold Coast TAFE

Southern Cross University


PBC Alliance Business Directory – support our local businesses


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 of our Partners and Member businesses are listed in this directory and are looking to help you whereever they can. All 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!

Read Less

The finance window is now located in D Block. The Payments Window is open on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm.  

Year 7, 2023 invoices have been issued (Please check your Junk mail if not received). 

GC6 Interschool Sport invoices have been emailed to the financial parent (don’t forget to check junkmail). Payment is required by 28 February.

For information on GC6 Sport, permission forms, etc please visit

To arrange a 2023 payment plan or to discuss payment options please email or visit our website We are currently responding to a high amount of enquiries, therefore our response maybe delayed. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will respond as soon as possible. 


What is QParents? QParents is a user-friendly portal accessible via app or web browser, providing parents with secure online access to information about their child’s schooling. You can access information about:

  • attendance details
  • timetables and upcoming events
  • report cards and assessments
  • invoices and payment history.

 Download QParents   



Saver Plus

Read Less

Trading Times during Term: Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 12:15pm

2022 Optima Yearbook


The 2022 Optima Yearbook has arrived & available to purchase from the uniform shop for $30. Available until sold out.

50 Years Merchandise

Call into the uniform shop to see all goodies available that celebrate 50 Years of PBC.

SPEX Tee Recall

A batch of the new SPEX tee’s have been recalled due to a fault in the sleeves. If you have a new SPEX tee, please bring it to the uniform shop to check if it a recalled item. It will be replaced with a new tee.

Formal Uniform

All formal items are available in all sizes.

Winter Uniform

Red sports jacket, $80
Navy jacket, $70
Track pants, $55 - All sizes available XXS – 5XL
Fleece jumpers, $40 - All sizes 8 – 22 available

Sports Uniforms

All sizes available.

Sport Excellence

All sizes available.


Limited sizes available.

AQP, Engineering & Construction

Limited sizes available.

Caps & Bucket Hats

Adjustable caps, sm/med & large bucket hats available for $15.

Reds Socks

Mid & ankle length, S, M, L, XL & XXL available for $4 pair.

Student Welfare Pool

Parents/caregivers are welcome to donate PBC school uniforms back to the Uniform Shop at any time, as their children grow or they leave the school. All items of uniform clothing are welcome including shoes. These donations will be passed on to the Student Welfare pool for students in need. 

Lost Property

The uniform shop is holding unnamed lost property including shoes, training gear and bags. If your child has lost something please have them take a look through the lost property bin located at the uniform shop. Please check at D & Y block for all named items. At the end of the term all unclaimed/unnamed lost property will be disposed of, so please check for your missing items before they disappear.

Flexischools Orders

If you have placed an order for your child via Flexischools, please have your student come and pick it up from the Uniform Shop.

Payment methods available:

  • Flexischools Online
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Cheques not accepted.
  • Please note: Payment by credit card can only be taken in person. Credit Cards cannot be processed over the phone or in writing.
Read Less

School Council Elections

As an Independent Public School our School Council plays an integral role in the governance of our school. It is important that every parent understands the work the council will undertake in this year as it will have significant impact on the strategic direction of our school.

The School Council is responsible for providing strategic advice to the Executive Principal and overseeing the governance of the school. Training is provided to new members.

School Council members serve a two year tenure and we would like to acknowledge the following members who have recently completed their time on the council:

  • Elaine Braniff – Non-teaching Representative
  • Tom Pasley – Teaching Representative
  • Amanda Sutherland, Philip Follent and Jane Clancy – Parent Representatives

Accordingly, vacancies exist for:

  • 1 x Non-teaching Representative
  • 1 x Teaching Representative
  • 3 x Parent Representatives

This year the School Council will be responsible for providing advice about the implementation of PBC's 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Members of the council will play an essential role not only in shaping this plan but keeping key members of the school's leadership to account on the key agendas and strategies.

If you are interested in being involved in this work, I encourage you to nominate for the School Council. I also encourage those staff members who are not interested in joining the council to have their say in who represents them by voting in the school council elections.

Details of the nomination and election process are as follows:

  • All self-nominations close on 27 March 2023

  • School Council election day for Staff and Student representatives will be 17 April 2023 – 7:30am – 9:00am in TTC Bar/Dining area

  • School Council election day for Parent representative will be 17 April 2023 4:30pm – 6:00pm in TTC I01. 



Nominations for parent, teaching and non-teaching staff positions for the Palm Beach Currumbin State High School Council are now OPEN.

The nomination form can be found here.

Nominations for all positions will close on Monday 27 March 2023 at 4:00pm.

Elections for the Teaching and Non-teaching staff positions will take place before school on Monday 17 April 2023 from 7:30am – 9:00am in the TTC Dining Room.

Elections for Parent Representatives will take place on Monday 17 April 2023 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in the TTC Room I01.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Kellie Pedemont - Returning Officer

Read Less


From Wednesday 8 March, another new temporary alignment will be in place on the northbound lanes between Tallebudgera (Exit 89) and Burleigh (Exit 87). 

Please slow down and pay extra attention to signage and new road layouts. 

Weather, site, and contractor conditions can impact works, delaying start and finish schedules. 

For information on the latest traffic conditions, please contact the Statewide Traffic Management Centre or 13 19 40, or visit



The PBC Community are welcome to participate in the upcoming 7News Gold Coast Running Festival, held Sunday 23 April. 

There is a 10% DISCOUNT for any PBC students/ staff/ families registering! Enter at 

Use Group Name: PBC High School 

10% will automatically be discounted at the end of registration, as long as they have selected to be a part of your group.


Read Less