Palm Beach Currumbin State High
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Thrower Drive
Palm Beach QLD 4221

Phone: 07 5525 9333
Fax: 07 5525 9300

General News

2021 School Opinion Survey

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

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

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


2022 Sports Excellence Program


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


Reds get Grateful

Growing Good Humans

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

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


Follow PBC on Social Media

Our social media accounts are the best way to stay connected with the daily happenings of our school. We will upload any important messages, reminders, student achievements and general news. With posts every day, year round, this a great way to celebrate our awesome school.

If you have any news about your student that you would like to share please message us via Direct Message on Instagram, Messenger on Facebook or email to

Instagram @PBCSHS

Facebook @PalmBeachCurrumbinStateHigh and @PBCAlliance


What you missed on our socials…

Reds Gratitude


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


Triple J Unearthed

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

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

Tomorrow's Forecast

School: Palm Beach Currumbin State High, QLD

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

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

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

Click this link to hear the


Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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

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


Gold Coast Secondary Principals Alliance Awards

Congratulations to PBC's:

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

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


PBC Time Capsules

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

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

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

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


Year 7 Music Excellence

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


PBC Fundraising

Water Fountains

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

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

Reds Sports Towel

The PBC P&C Association have produced a fantastic 'PBC Reds' Sports Towel for our latest fundraiser. The towel features the PBC Reds logo and are a perfect size for all our students to use during their training activities. The towel has ultimate absorbency, is lightweight and quick drying and looks great! At just $25, these towels are available now at the PBC Uniform Shop.

The money raised through the sales of our Reds Towel will go towards more chilled water bubblers for our students.

Towel size 50cm x 110cm

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Dates to Remember

20 Jul

P&C Meeting

28 July

Year 7 2022, General Enrolment Information Evening

31 July

PBC Whole School Track & Field Carnival

2 Aug

Senior Music Camp

4 Aug

Cluster Day

5 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 10

6 Aug

Eisteddfod Concert

6 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 7

10 Aug

Optima Assembly Year 9

10 Aug

Year 12 Subject Fair

13 Aug

PBC Alliance Breakfast

16 Aug

Year 10 Immunisations

17 Aug

P&C Meeting