Palm Beach Currumbin State High
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Palm Beach QLD 4221

Phone: 07 5525 9333
Fax: 07 5525 9300

5 August 2019

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5 August 2019

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Larissa Rose, Director of Glowing Green and a PBC parent, presented us with our Environmental Footprint Audit for 2018 last week. Whilst a more comprehensive report will be outlined later in a future newsletter, it is great to see that the initiatives undertaken by a group of committed staff and students has substantially reduced our environmental footprint in terms of energy use, CO2 output and rubbish generated. The Environmental Team have just secured over $40,000 in the form of 2 Community Benefit Grants which they intend to use to take our environmental sustainability to the next level.


It is Eisteddfod season with most of our performing arts students involved in high level competition at HOTA over the coming weeks. In addition, we have Jazz Night on Wednesday which promises to be spectacular. For the parents fortunate enough to be at the Middle School Awards Assemblies last week, they witnessed impressive performances either by our Drama students or some of our talented dancers as well as our National Anthem, sung by one of our talented students, with a level of professionalism and enthusiasm usually reserved for a special event opening.

The school has just placed an order for $330,000 to upgrade the network switches and wireless access points to compliment the 2018 project of doubling of our internet bandwidth. By the middle of Term 4, our students will have a modern and effective network and internet capability that rivals other state schools.

It is Staff vs Students season with a best of five competitions taking place over two weeks. To date the students won the basketball with the staff narrow winners in touch football, the students have won the debate and it was a draw in the Soccer. Netball is still to come this week. It is great to see the enthusiasm displayed by the student and staff participants who are being cheered on by a crowd numbering in the hundreds.

The annual School Opinion Survey is now available. Login details are being sent home. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey online so that we have a healthy rate of return and that the opinion reflects as wide a part of the community as possible.

PBC has had 10 confirmed cases of Influenza A reported to the school by parents. We are experiencing above seasonal average absences by both staff and students. More information is to be sent home however in summary, (1) we have allocated additional resources to keep common areas disinfected (2) please monitor your child if they complain about “cold” type symptoms and (3) follow usual school absence processes but please notify us if a doctor diagnoses your child with Influenza A.

Chris Capra
Executive Principal

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

For Your Calendar 



Year Level

Year 11 Senior School Update – Q&A Session

Thursday 8 August
Trade Training Centre

Year 11

Year 12 Pathways Information Night

Wednesday 14 August
The Hall

Year 12

Set Plan Information Night

Tuesday 20 August
The Hall

Year 10

SET Plan Interviews

Tuesday & Wednesday 27 & 28 August

Year 10

Year 9 into 10 Information Night

Thursday 12 September
6:00-8:00pm, The Hall

Year 9


Year 12


Our Year 12 students will have important assessment in Week 8 and 9 of this term as they attempt to maximise their results to improve their post schooling pathways.

As mentioned above the Year 12 pathways evening will be held on 14 August and should be attended by both parents and students.

Our Year 12 QCS students should be completing Mighty Minds portal activities to improve their performance in the upcoming QCS test. Over the first 3 weeks of term, students that have been identified as requiring extra support for QCS will be required to attend tutorials during Wednesday sport time.

Please see important Year 12 dates below:

  • Wednesday 7 August QCS masterclass in Sport time 1:00 to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August QCS masterclass in Sport time 1:00 to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August Year 12 Future Pathways evening
  • Wednesday 21 August QCS masterclass in Sport time 1:00 to 2:30pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 3 and 4 September QCS test
  • Thursday 5 September Term 3 exams commence


Year 11

Year 11 students have completed their first assessment of Unit 2 and interim reports will be sent out this week. 

As this is a mid-unit assessment students will not be able to change subjects until the end of Unit 2 (end of Term 3). Students cannot change any subjects after this date under the new QCE rules. 

Year 11s will have a full shutdown to complete Unit 2 assessment in Week 10 of Term 3, 16 to 20 September.

Moving forward Year 11 students will commence the summative units for ATAR in Term 4 of this year and will have their first assessment for Unit 3 in the last week of Term 4. This will be a full shutdown in the week of 25 to 29 November. 

In 2020 Year 12 and Year 10 students will have their exams and assessment due in the last week of each term (week 10).

A reminder that all students must have passed a Unit of English and Maths by the end of Unit 2. Students that do not meet this requirement will have to complete a VET certificate that meets the requirements of the QCE. This course will have a cost of $250.


Diploma of Business

Any Year 11 student wishing to enrol in a fast track Diploma of Business course should contact Mr McDougall. This course will be conducted at PBC within the school timetable and will commence in Term 4 of 2019 and will be completed by the end of Term 3 2020. 

The course is conducted by Prestige Services Training at a cost of $1990. This is a very attractive and popular course due to the range of tertiary options that it provides to students. An information evening regarding this course will be scheduled later in Term 3.


Year 10

Year 11 2020 Information Evening and Subject Selection Interviews (SET Plans)

Letters have also been mailed home detailing upcoming events for our Year 10 students, the Year 11’s of 2020. All parents are invited to attend our Year 11 2020 Information Evening on Tuesday 20 August at 5:45pm in the Hall. This event details study and pathway options for all students as well as showcase fairs by all Senior faculties, Universities and external providers. 

This evening will prepare parents and students for the Subject Selection Interviews which take place across Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 and 28 August.


VET News

Cert II Tourism

Students in Year 11 and 12 have been completing a Cert II Tourism through Prestige Service Training. These students will be attending a one day first aid course on Wednesday 7 August.


Gold Coast Trades College Construction and Electrical Bootcamps

Gold Coast Trades College is offering Year 12 school leavers interested in the construction or electrical industries the opportunity to enrol in a bootcamp to get ready for an apprenticeship.

  • Construction: every Monday with a rolling intake- can start anytime!
  • Electrotechnology - enrol now for December start

See Miss McQueen in F block to express interest


TAFE Open Days

Ashmore Trade Training Centre, Heeb St, Ashmore
9 August 2019, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Subject Selection for 2020

Over the coming weeks, PBC families will receive 2020 Enrolment Packs for each of their students currently in Years 7 to 11. 

For most students currently in Year 7, programs will continue as they have this year. 

Year 8 students:

For Year 8 students, this is a particularly exciting time as they will be choosing elective subjects for the first time. The Subject Selection form is in the Enrolment Pack, as are instructions on how to complete it. 

In Year 9 2020, all students will study English (or Advanced English), Mathematics (or Advanced Maths), Science, one semester of HPE and one semester of History. They will also study two electives. 

Year 8s have had it explained on assembly that for the sake of the form, no student is to assume they will be selected into CAX or Sport Ex next year. All students, regardless of CAX and Sport Ex, must make a selection of two electives and two reserve electives. CAX and Sport Ex will be prioritised over elective choices as we plan the 2020 timetable. 

What Year 8 students need to do:

  • Read the 2020 Subject Selection Guides as soon as it is available on the PBC website.
  • Talk with teachers and CARE class peers about subjects
  • Think about what they enjoy and what they are good at
  • Decide on which two electives they would like to study
  • Pick two ‘reserve’ electives
  • Discuss their choices with parents or caregivers. 


Year 9 Students:

In Year 10 2020, all students will study English (or Advanced English), Mathematics (or Advanced Maths), Science. They will also study three electives. 

No student is to assume they will be selected into CAX or Sport Ex next year. All students, regardless of CAX and Sport Ex, must make a selection of three electives and three reserve electives. CAX and Sport Ex will be prioritised over elective choices as we plan the 2020 timetable.

The Year 9 into 10 Information Night is on Thursday 12 September. All students entering Year 10 in 2020 are invited to attend.

What Year 9 students need to do:

  • Read the 2020 Subject Selection Guides as soon as it is available on the PBC website.
  • Attend the information night on Thursday 12 September.
  • Talk with teachers and CARE class peers about subjects
  • Think about what they enjoy and what they are good at
  • Decide on which three electives they would like to study
  • Pick three ‘reserve’ electives
  • Discuss their choices with parents or caregivers.

The forms need to be returned to PBC by the final day of Term 3. However, subjects are filled on a first in – best dressed basis, so students will have the highest chance of getting into their preferred electives by returning their forms as soon as possible.


Maximising Learning at PBC 

At PBC, we encourage all students to achieve their best, whatever their ‘best’ might be. Students working to improve are urged to apply the following techniques across all their subjects:

  • Set a goal for each subject

Use the OPTIMA planner in your diary and know what you are aiming for this term

  • Know what is required

Understand what your assessment tasks require and the criteria by which you will be assessed. Focus on these in your work.

  • Manage your time

Know your due dates and be sure your family knows them too. Break big tasks into smaller tasks, such as researching an assignment, writing a draft or reviewing the notes of a section of a course. Set yourself regular deadlines.

  • When you need help, seek it out

There is so much help available in the Middle School at PBC, from individual assistance form the teacher, to Tuesday Tutorials, to peer mentoring. Don’t settle at ‘I don’t get it’ – find help until you do!

  • Follow up

Review your notes, write down your questions, do your homework, read around a topic. Such strategies will help improve your factual recall and your understanding.


Assessment Calendar Published

The Term 3 CONNECT FOR SUCCESS Assessment Calendar has now been emailed to all parents and published on the PBC Website. Use the drop down menus to go to Curriculum / Testing and Assessment and open the relevant year level calendar on the right hand side of the screen. In Assemblies, students have been told how to access this information and use it to fill out the Forward Planner in their diaries with their particular assessment dates. Students should make a copy of it to be displayed on the fridge or another public place in the home, so families are aware of their commitments. Please support your Middle School students to develop good habits and be an active part of our learning community.


Selection of 2020 Middle School Student Leaders

From Week 4, we will begin the process of selecting next year’s Middle School Head Prefects. These students, chosen from the current Year 8 cohort, will prepare for their roles by participating in training in Term 4. 

Next year, they will represent the Middle School at public events and Parent Evenings and serve as a voice of the Year 7s, 8s and 9s on their House Council and the Middle School Council. They will run fundraising and community building events and constantly seek ways to improve the school for our students. 

If your Year 8 child is confident, reliable and enjoys leadership opportunities, please encourage them to stay tuned for information in the daily Student Notices, ‘put their hand up’ when asked and complete an application form. Shortlisted students will be interviewed later in the term and the 2020 Middle School Head Prefects will be presented at Academic Awards Night. 


Work Experience Year 9

This year, for the first time, we are offering all Year 9 students the opportunity to do Work Experience in the last week of Term 4. 

Work experience allows young people to experience the world of work in a supportive environment. For some, this will be an opportunity to test their commitment to a career. For others, it will be a time to practise meeting the expectations of a work environment, such as punctuality, showing initiative and displaying a willingness to learn. Finally, Year 9s will use this as a chance to trial a Year 10 Certificate III work placement. The timing of this work experience  is deliberate  as it forms part of the  transition to the Senior Phase of our students’ schooling. 

We will hold a Parent Information Night Tuesday 13 August, Week 5, in the Theatre, 6:00pm. 

Students will be responsible for finding their own placement. For this reason, we ask that parents and students put their thinking caps on.

  • Is your child interested in a Year 10 Certificate III option? Have they visited the Pathways Centre in Y Block yet?
  • Does your child know what you might like to do for Work Experience?
  • What contacts do you as a parent have that you might use to obtain a work experience placement? 

Further information and forms will be available at our parent night. We look forward to our Year 9s having a rewarding work experience to complete their time in the Middle School.

Lots of exciting traineeship opportunities still available in the Pathway Centre Y Block for year 10’s in Term 3. Job boards will be updated regularly with new positions. Students can collect a registration form and apply now.

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

RSA Course: We will be holding a responsible service of alcohol course on 20 Sept. The course will be a full day 8:45am - 3:00pm at school in Y Block cost $35. Payable at student services. Students need to secure their spot with Ms Shreeve Y Block.

Dreamworld:  School based traineeships Cert 3 business working across a range of department roles in customer service, food and beverage.

Hospitality and Business Traineeships:

  • Gold Coast Wake Park – Oxenford
  • Jetboat Extreme Surfers Paradise
  • Cowch Dessert Bar Broadbeach
  • Finn Poke – Burleigh
  • Garden of Vegan Burleigh
  • Lakeview Café Burleigh
  • Goldmark the Pines
  • Burleigh Heads Surf Club
  • Prestos café Dreamworld - Coomera
  • Ambarella Fine Food Burleigh
  • The Fresh Bar – Broadbeach
  • Café Biaggi Burleigh
  • Paperbark Café Burleigh
  • PRA Psychology
  • Sunlight Drive Café Burleigh
  • Wendys the Pines
  • Bettys Burgers Broadbeach
  • IGA Currumbin
  • Subway Stocklands and James St Burleigh
  • Saltwater Currumbin
  • Coming Home Co. Robina
  • Zeus Robina
  • Zarraffas Tugun and Palm Beach
  • Lava Carts Robina
  • Crema Espresso Robina

Cert 3 Barbering Apprenticeship
Zepplin Barbers Mermaid Beach and Backbone Barbers Currumbin

Hairdressing Apprenticeships - Salons in Palm Beach, Elanora and Miami are all looking for school based hairdressing apprentices

Star Casino School based apprenticeship in commercial cookery available to students wanting to become a chef and kick start their career with Star Casino Broadbeach. Expression of interest form in Y Block

Casual jobs: Maries Pizza Various stores hiring now, student must be 14 – 16 years old for instore customer service roles or hold a P Plate licence for delivery drivers. Email Kirsten to apply,

School based vacancies links:

Ignite Education: 
Aurora Training Institute please visit their vacancy page: 
Prestige Training Services vacancies, Please visit this link for more 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. The Pathway Centre is open before school and first break to apply for any of the above positions.

Sonia Shreeve
Industry Liaison Officer

Last Wednesday night both of PBC’s senior debate teams were in the Quarter Finals round of the Gold Coast Debating Competition held at Aquinas College, Southport. The adjudicator congratulated PBC in getting two teams to this stage of the competition but unfortunately they were pitted against each other in a hard fought debate over the tough topic ‘Politicians are paid enough’. This was a short prep debate – students were only given the topic on the night and a short time to prepare without the use of any electronics or access to other materials. It was a nail-biting event as each team rebutted the others’ arguments, raised more points and challenged speaker’s individual statements along the way by raising ‘points of information’. Both teams presented very strong arguments but unfortunately there could only be one winner. The Year 11 team comprised of Robbie James, Toby Cooper and Talulah Ratcliffe narrowly defeated the Year 12 team of Kaitlyn Byrne, Brock Watson and Aaron Morrow.  The Year 11 team will now progress to the final to be held at Somerset College on 14 August. We wish them all the best, as we also wish our Year 8 team the best as they compete in their quarter final against AB Paterson College next Wednesday 7 August.

Touch Football Girls make Opposition see RED!

On Sunday 28 July, PBC played in the South East Queensland All Schools Touch Football competition at the Palm Beach Touch Football Club. PBC sent two teams to the competition; the U13 girls and U15 girls. It was a huge day of touch with both teams playing five games against schools such as Emmanuel, Kings, Pacific Pines and many more. Both teams represented the REDS with pride and played extremely well. The Under 13’s were very positive all day, cheering on their team mates and pushing each other to succeed. They consistently put pressure on the opposition, forced mistakes and scored some fantastic tries. Their day culminated with a victory over King’s Christian College in the final with a score of 3 to 1.

The Under 15’s were just as impressive. Their defence was extremely strong, their attack was dynamic and their rucking had terrific ball movement. They were dangerous all over the park and every player stepped up and played extremely well. They defeated Emmanuel in the Grand Final 4 to 1 and their for and against for the entire day was a remarkable 35 to 2!

It was also great to see two of our incredible teachers, Anna Wyatt, Michelle Harris and the head of Sport Ex Neil Mackay down there supporting. The girls and I really appreciated it. I would also like to thank Emily Phillips and Emmasen Davis, two of PBC’s Year 10 students for refereeing on the day. They did a great job. Also, thank you to our injured girls for coming and supporting, you are still a huge part of our program and made a huge difference. Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Eggert and Teylar Ross for their coaching and support.

It was a very successful day and a great momentum builder for girls as they prepare for the National All Schools in Week 10 and the QLD All Schools in Week 1 of Term 4. Good luck with your training girls and congratulations of a fantastic day.

Ty Russell
Sport Excellence Touch Football Coach


Reds make the Bill Turner Cup Final!

PBC defeated Iona College 1-0 in the Queensland Quarter Final of the Bill Turner Cup. The U15’s have progressed to the Queensland Finals Series of the National Knock-Out Competition to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday 6 and 7 August at A.J. Kelly Park Kippa-Ring. The semi-final will be contested against Ipswich Grammar. The PBC boys are in good form keeping clean sheets in their last two games with some rock solid defending and controlling the midfield. After losing last year’s Queensland Final in extra-time the boys are eager to go one better in 2019. With 5 of the team involved in the final series last year, the experiences gained will put us in good stead to challenge for the title again.

Shane Robinson
Sport Excellence Soccer Coach

The start of Semester 2 is a good time to prompt your child to do a quick stocktake of their equipment. Whether it be needing new notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers or a calculator your child will not be as successful as they could be if they were properly prepared for each lesson.

This term Year 7, 8 and 9 mainstream mathematics assessment will consist of both an assignment and an exam. A more detailed breakdown of assessment is available on the PBCSHS website (click here for more assessment information as well as the PBC Assessment Policy and Application for Extension or Change of Date Form). Please see below for assessment due dates:

Middle School Term 3 Mainstream Mathematics Assessment





Assignment – Best Buys Task

Draft: Ongoing

Final: Monday, Week 5

Exam - Integers and Real Numbers

Date: Lesson 1, Week 9


Exam  - Percent and Money

Date: Lesson 3, Week 7

Assignment - Probability and Data

Draft: Ongoing

Final: Friday 20 September (Before 9:00am)


Assignment - Data Collection and Organisation

Draft: Monday 5 August

Final: Monday 12 August (Before 9:00am)

Exam - Geometry and Simple Interest 

Date: Lesson 1, Week 10


Riddle Time


Term 3 has kicked off with a bang in House and Care. Students shot their way to glory, and earned House points by participating in the Free Throw Basketball competition. Congratulations to Kaylib of the Athenians and Chae Everitt (Vikings) for taking out first place in the Middle School and Senior School competitions respectively.  Highest participation goes to the Phoenicians House.


PBC’s Got Talent auditions are on now.  Congratulations to all students who auditioned and to the following students who have been selected to progress to their House Finals.


Sienna (vocalist)
Taji Vanderhoeven (vocals and ukulele)
Callum Watson (drums) and Zackary Hubbard (guitar)
Jessica Trewin and Paige Saunders (dance) 


Ruby and Leilani (dance)
Michael Lotscher (guitar and vocals)
Charlie (flute)
Deborah Zale (vocals) 


Aidan Henderson (piano and vocals)
Aaron Gannaway (live looping and vocals)
Matthew Kilgariff (magic Matt)
Summer Kilburn (vocals and guitar) 

Vikings auditions will be held this week.  See Mr Hart if you are interested.

The Grand Final of PBC’s Got Talent will be held in Week 7.  This event will be held in the PBC Hall at first break, and will be a gold coin donation entry. All money raised goes to our 2019 School Charity ‘The Sanctuary’ Women’s and Children’s domestic violence refuge. All students are encouraged to come along, cheer on their House representative and help raise money for this great cause. Good Luck to all finalists.


‘PBC Pets’ Instagram Photo competition is still open. Send your entry into the House Instagram competition page (@interhouse_comps) and ‘like’ your favourite entries. Remember, your photo must include a hand heart symbol and of course, your pet.  Competition closes 3:00pm Friday 9 August. Every entry earns 2 House Points. 


Teachers v Students games are always a fun and exciting spectacle. So far this term we have seen our Senior Basketball stars take on the slightly slower, but still just as skilful teachers, with Mr Brown and Ms Schatz dominating down the court. However, with Dylan Rice sinking threes from everywhere, along with Benjamin Date and Kye Mills showing impressive skills, the tight tussle ended in a draw. 


The teachers v students Touch game was a true exhibition match, with our Executive Principal Mr Chris Capra refereeing and even our local Policemen joining the Teachers team. Our Senior girls wrapped, dummied and stepped their way around the tiring teachers, but in the end, is was the experience and flair of the teachers that saw them win the game 5-4. 


The students quickly bounced back taking out the teacher student Debate.  Kaitlyn Byrne, Brock Watson and Matthew Kilgariff mounted a convincing argument against Ms Fahlbusch, Mr Bishop and Mr Kennedy. The students successfully argued that STEM is far more important than Humanities and the Arts. 

Netball, Soccer and Chess comps are still to come.


House Points are now under wraps until the big reveal of the 2019 House Cup winner in Term 4.  Will the Vikings retain the title for a third straight year or will the mighty Phoenicians, Athenians or Spartans put in a late surge to take the trophy? Only time and participation will tell.

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

Senior School Guidance Officer

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

Middle School Guidance Officer

Read the attached article for tips on how to deal with gaming addiction.

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 via our Parent Newsletter, internal communications and Facebook.


National Netball Tournament

Congratulations to PBC's Bayley d'Hotman de Villiers and Dakota Newson who both represented QLD in the School Sport Australia U15 National Netball tournament in Caloundra in July placing 4th.  Dakota was named MVP for QLD team and was also awarded the Amy Safe Players Player Trophy for QLD. Fantastic effort girls! Go Reds!


AFL National Championships

Congratulations to PBC's Jai Murray playing for the QLD Blaze U12 AFL team in Perth. Jai is playing for QLD Blaze at the National Championship in Mandurah WA. First day results they beat Northern Territory 66-0 and beat NSW 50-16. The next games were against Victoria and Tasmania (results tbc). What a fantastic effort Jai! Go Reds!


Evolution Dance Comp @ Sunshine Coast

Congratulations to PBC's Jazz Woodall who is a year 9 CAX dancer. Recently Jazz competed in the Evolution Dance Comp on the Sunshine Coast scoring a whopping 93/100 and winning her tap solo. Jazz has now qualified for National Finals! Good luck Jazz! Fantastic result! Go Reds!

2nd Hand Uniform Sale

PBC was able to raise $1,021 at the recent 2nd hand uniform sale! This is a great result and all monies will go into student welfare projects. Thank you to all our customers for their great support.


PBC Sustainability Program

At PBC, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint. At the end of 2018, a group of enthusiastic and environmentally-conscious middle school students sorted through a large quantity of general waste to determine exactly what we were throwing away on a weekly basis. The students identified that a significant proportion of what ends up in our bins could actually be recycled or composted. By removing recyclables, organic waste, e-waste and CDS-eligible containers from our general waste stream, we can divert waste from landfill, save money on our waste bills and even generate some additional revenue for the school. Later this term we will announce our plans to revolutionise the way PBC manages our waste. #redsgogreen

PBC's 2018 Waste Audit


Legal Studies

This term, eleven Year 11 Legal Studies students had the opportunity to compete in the annual Reeves Lawyers Mooting Competition. Student teams representing either the prosecution or the defence, were required to cross-examine a witness and present a summation of their arguments to the court. This year’s case involved a criminal charge of Wilful Damage. They spent 6 weeks preparing and their oral submissions received excellent feedback. Well done Erin Woods, Jazmine Jones, Matilda Yates, Zoe Jenner, Holly Milcs, Samantha Gorton, Gracie Denning, Rilee Beasley, Brooke Swindells, Akiri Tracy and Toby Cooper.


International Study Tours

PBC recently welcomed the Kokuren Study Tour group from Japan. The students came from different schools and spent 12 days visiting the Gold Coast and its attractions. Students are all home stayed with local families and participated in a variety of activities such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Movie World, Paradise Country, shopping in Surfers Paradise and beach walking. The tour is a great experience for both the international students and their PBC buddies.



Drama Excellence

Year 9 Drama Excellence students attended an experience day at the QLD Theatre Company as a part of the Scene Project yesterday.

PBC were one of 71 Queensland schools selected to be a part of the program whereby a director from QTC works with our students on a newly commissioned script to develop a performance. All students performed beautifully, with feedback given focussed on the excellent ensemble work and creative use of space.


Creative Generation State Schools Onstage

Two weeks ago Ms Skyring chaperoned  a number students to attend Creative Generation State Schools Onstage at the Brisbane Convention centre. Year 12 Music Excellence student Regan Hickey (Bass Guitarist) and Year 10 Dance Excellence student Mia Beame (Featured Dancer) were an outstanding representation of PBC and the talent we have here on the Southern Gold Coast. Congratulations to the students for fulfilling the immense commitment to this project and their parents and Mrs Bek Shinn for the support they provided during this exceptionally busy time. 



PBC's Jazz Night

The Jazz night is a biannual event that features the PBC Stage Band 1 and Stage Band 2. Jazz Night runs as an extension of the Music Celebration Festival which was held on Monday 22 July, where instrumental music students and families celebrated with the community, the joy of playing and listening to music. This year we are very lucky to extend a warm welcome to Laurence Hobgood and RHIANNON, internationally acclaimed and Grammy award winning jazz artists as well as the Liam Butler Gipsy jazz trio to the festivities.

The evening will be held in the Theatre and Trade Training Centre, where guests will be treated to the incredible food and services of the PBC student catering team. It is set to be a great event. There are still some tickets available! Telephone Student Services to secure your seats on 55259308.



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Dates to Remember

 7 August


QCS Masterclass



Jazz Night

8 August


Year 11 Optima Assembly



Year 11 Senior Update Q&A session

9 August


Year 12 Optima Assembly



International Jazz Artist Workshops

13 August


Year 9 Assembly

14 August


QCS Masterclass



Year 12 Pathways Information Night

15 Aug


Year 8 Assembly



Middle School Music Excellence Showcase

16 Aug


Year 7 Assembly


Thank you!


Shout out to NetSpirit Netball Workshops and Training​, a PBC Alliance partner that is providing specialised services to our Netball Excellence students. Netspirit are training our students with regular skills and drills coaching ensuring they keep up their fitness and skills to reach their netball potential. Netspirit also run training and coaching sessions and workshops for all keen netballers! Click the link to find out more. Thank you Netspirit for all your support in 2019! 


Shout out also to ACTV Strength Co, a PBC Alliance partner that is currently providing specialised curriculum services for our Sports Excellence Program. ACTV Strength Co provide our students with regular speed and agility coaching ensuring they keep up their fitness and skill to reach their potential. ACTV also run a business that offers training to everyone! Click the link to find out how you can also benefit from ACTV. Thank you ACTV for all your support in 2019! 



The PBC Alliance would like to welcome our newest Reds Supporter Partner, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. CWS has a long standing partnership with our school and students and are much loved by all. If you head to our Business Directory at you will find a special offer for our PBC Alliance customers under their listing. It is always a great day out at the Sanctuary.




PBC Alliance Business Breakfast



PBC Alliance Business Directory

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If you are looking for a product or service look no further than the PBC Alliance Business Directory. All the businesses included are supporters of PBC and our students. Please support those that support PBC.


Do you have a local business interested in supporting our students?

Become a Partner today

Learn more about the PBC Alliance by visiting our website!

Thank you to our PBC Alliance Partners! The support of these amazing businesses, for our students, is hugely appreciated.

Bendigo Bank – Tugun Community Bank Branch

Aurora Training Institute

Prestige Service Training

Griffith University

Leading Teams

Southport Sharks

Veteran Mentors

Choices Media

ACTV Strenth Co

Capital Pest Management

CHG Wealth

Stone Style

Currumbin RSL

Trade Glass

Inspire Physiotherapy

Firewire Surfboards

Tweed Sea Sports


Gold Coast United FC

Bond University

Wilson Haynes Solicitors

Fraser Financial Services

Big Screen Video

Mighty Minds



Burleigh Bears Rugby League

Currumbin Junior Rugby League

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Storm Cycles

The Meatsmiths, Elanora

Palm Beach Surf Club


Uniform Shop


Cashier Window Operating Hours

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


For Internet banking please use the details below:

School’s Bank Account:                 PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN SHS General A/C

BSB Number:                               064-404 CBA Branch Burleigh Heads

Account Number:                          00090303

Reference/Details:                        Record both Student ID AND the reference Code to ensure your payment can be recorded correctly. (Reference Code = ITEM BEING PAID FOR e.g.: 2018 SRS8 or 2018 ACEX10)


SRS Fees

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 ParentSupport

Payment plan options are available including Centrepay -a service to families whereby periodic payments can be made to the school or Direct Debit via credit card (monthly). Paperwork is available from the Student Services Office to activate either of these plans.



Parents – have you registered for QParents?

Use QParents to stay in contact with our school and to access information about your child’s schooling.

Register today!

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


Saver Plus

Could $500 help you with high-school costs?



Kurrawa Nippers


Mental Health Week

Tips for teens and parents. What to look for if you or your teen has depression, anxiety and how to maintain a healthy headspace. Presented by Belinda Tessieri from headspace.

For Parents and Teens 12-17years

22 August, 5:30pm ­-­ 7:00pm

@ Elanora Library

Book online on 
or phone 5581 1671


Tallebudgera SLSC Open Day

Tallegudgera SLSC are hosting a Club Open Day on
Sunday 11 August 2019 9:00 – 12noon
to provide locals the opportunity to see what a surf club is really all about, with lots of fun activities including a live helicopter rescue demonstration, surf sports demo, club tours and a sausage sizzle.

It is also a chance for locals to sign up for their Nipper Program. Nippers is a great program which creates future Life Savers, teaching kids about water safety, increasing fitness as well as being a super-fun social weekly event for both kids and parents alike. Living on the Gold Coast and having the love for the beach that we all do, having understanding and knowledge of our mother ocean is a must.

They also have a surf sports program for young adults through to masters that train and compete in board, skis, swim, beach run/flags and surfboats.

The open day is for everyone, young budding champions to families or Gold Coast locals interested in patrolling our beaches through summer.

See you there!