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International Program

Welcome to Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, located in beautiful Queensland, Australia. 



 

 Location

 
​​PBC currently has approximately 2450 students studying from Year 7 through to Year 12. We attract many students from different countries and host an average of 40 international students at any given time. Students have the opportunity to join one of the following programs:

Middle and Senior Schooling Graduate Program
Students can commence in Middle or Senior School and choose OP subjects which will enable them to qualify for University.   

University Pathway Program
Students can commence in Middle or Senior School and choose Non-OP subjects which will enable them to qualify for University through traineeships and certificate courses.

Study Abroad Program
Students have the opportunity to study in Australia for three months through to one year. It is a great way to improve their language skills and immerse themselves fully to experience the Australian culture and lifestyle.

Study Tour Program
International students have the opportunity to visit our school for  1 – 4 weeks and experience this wonderful cultural exchange. Study tour programs help students to gain a better understanding of Australian culture and lifestyle. It is beneficial if you wish to continue with further studies in Australia.

PBC offers many diverse and enriched programs, which provides all students with the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability and to develop their talents in the academic, cultural, social and sporting areas.

Some of these programs include: Academic Excellence, Business and Technology, Creative Arts Excellence and Sports Excellence. PBC has fully equipped facilities to accommodate all programs and students, such as a dance studio, sound recording studio, performing arts theatre, technical drawing and auto cad computer laboratory, to name a few.

Your Stay at PBC

At PBC we believe in recognition and celebration of hard work, effort and high achievement in all areas of schooling. We offer all students a wide range of activities and experiences not available at any other Gold Coast School. We are committed to creating valuable programs so that all students have a pleasant learning experience at PBC.

Whether you have chosen PBC to do the Senior Schooling/University Preparation Program, the University Pathways Program or the Study Abroad Program, you will find these programs to be rewarding.

You will have the opportunity at PBC to strengthen your English language skills through everyday experiences, become familiar with the Australian culture and way of life, and have the option of gaining credit in your home country for your school studies.

We specialise in organising your homestay family placements. Our families usually reside within 2 - 6 kilometres of the school and/or are located near to public transport. Our family are fully screened and will provide you with a welcoming and caring homestay environment.

On your arrival you will attend Orientation Sessions and be introduced to International Mentors who will assist you with your integration into the school. We have an International Department with full time staff to assist you during your stay.

We are pleased that you have chosen, or are considering PBC for your international schooling experience. Queensland is a multi-cultural society and encourages international visitors to come and stay here. Our teachers and staff are committed to helping you throughout your stay.

Please feel welcome to contact us for assistance if you have any questions, concerns or comments. We believe that our school will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience.

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CRICOS Provider:

The Department of Education and Training trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A.

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  • Homestay Program

    Information about participating in the Homestay program as a provider and as a student.

  • International Enrolment

    Information on how to enrol as an international student at PBC.

  • International Staff

    Contact details of our International Program Staff.

  • Photo Gallery

    International department photo gallery

  • Student Comments

    Comments from our International Students on their experience while at PBC.

  • Subject Selection

    Information about subject selection for international students.

  • Travel

    Information about traveling within Australia while you are here as an international student.