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Palm Beach Currumbin High School

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Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
Palm Beach Currumbin High logo.png
Thrower Drive, Currumbin 4223
Gold Coast, Queensland
School type Public
Motto Nil Sed Optima
Established 1972
Executive Principal Stephen Loggie
Grades 7-12
Enrolment ≈2100 (2011)
Language English
Colour(s) Red, White and Blue

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School [1] (PBC High School or PBC) is an independent co-educational public school (government funded), in the Gold Coast suburb of Currumbin, Queensland, Australia. PBC is Queensland’s southern most coastal High school and caters for a large catchment area of students.

Notable alumni

Scott Anderson Rugby League Super League, NRL Storm, Broncos, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Ben Hannant Rugby League NRL Roosters, Bulldogs, Broncos, Cowboys
Ben Ikin Rugby League NRL Seagulls, Bears, Broncos
Brad Davis Rugby League NRL Titans
Claye Beams Australian Football AFL Lions
Darius Boyd Rugby League NRL Broncos, Dragons, Knights
Sam Irwin Rugby League Super League, NRL Gold Coast Titans, Broncos, Featherstone Rovers
Clint Amos Rugby League NRL North Queensland Cowboys, Gold Coast Titans
Dayne Beams Australian Football AFL Magpies
Dimitri Pelo Rugby League Super League, NRL Dragons, Raiders
Jordan Rankin Rugby League NRL Titans
Kevin Kingston Rugby League NRL Sharks, Eels, Panthers
Kevin Proctor Rugby League NRL Storm
Luke O'Dwyer Rugby League NRL Eels, Titans
Kane Elgey Rugby League NRL Gold Coast Titans
Marc Lock Australian Football AFL Suns
Will Matthews Rugby League NRL St George Illawarra Dragons, Titans
Mitch Nichols Soccer A-League Roar
Ryan James Rugby League NRL Titans
Sam Gilbert Australian Football AFL Saints
Lloyd Perrett Rugby League NRL Bulldogs
Sam Perrett Rugby League NRL Roosters, Bulldogs
Jordan Rapana Rugby League NRL Titans, Raiders
Steve Michaels Rugby League Super League, NRL Broncos, Gold Coast TItans, Hull F.C.
Ryan Simpkins Rugby League NRL Panthers, Gold Coast Titans
Shane Smeltz Soccer A-League Phoenix, GCU, Glory
Shannon Walker Rugby League NRL Titans
Anthony Watts Rugby League NRL Cowboys, Sharks
Kayne Lawton Rugby League NRL Gold Coast Titans
Joel Wilkinson Australian Football AFL Suns

Other Known Alumni

Excellence programs

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence was established in 2001, specifically created for students who desire to achieve the most out of their scholastic studies. Students that participate study a modified curriculum to further streamline their progression into the senior school.[2]

Creative Arts Excellence

The Creative Arts Excellence program focuses on developing ambition, artistry and academia in students. The program includes specialised skills training, arts showcases and projects.[3]

Sports Excellence

In 1996, the Sports Excellence program was created to allow students in years 8-12 excelling in sport to play and train at a more professional level. The program helps students develop as athletes as well as the fair play and leadership aspects that accompany it. ‘Sport Ex’ is taken as 1 of 6 chosen subjects, which enables more time per week in the program. Sports Excellence now accommodates students in AFL, Basketball, Kayaking, Netball, Soccer, Rugby League, Tennis, Track & Field, Surfing and Touch Football.[4]

Media appearances

The school was used for the TV series Mortified around 2005 - 2007. In the first series, the school was used as Sunburn Beach Primary, and, in the second series, was used as Driftwood High School.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Palm Beach Currumbin SHS". Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Academic Excellence". Palm Beach Currumbin State High. Queensland Government. 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Creative Arts Excellence". Palm Beach Currumbin State High. Queensland Government. 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sports Excellence". Palm Beach Currumbin State High. Queensland Government. 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.