Our school


Palm Beach Currumbin State High is situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast and caters for approximately 2600 students in Years 7-12. The school draws its population from the local suburbs of Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Bilinga, Coolangatta, Elanora and Burleigh. As a large school we have the distinct advantage of offering a wide range of opportunities that targets the interests and ability levels of every student.

  • Our school is committed to providing a personalised learning experience for every student. During student enrolment and at other significant times during the year, students are encouraged to explore their interests and career aspirations and to make appropriate subject choices.

  • Excellence Programs - provide exciting pathways for gifted and talented students in the fields of Academia, Creative Arts and Sports.

  • Pathways Centre - a job resource facility that provides vocational opportunities for students to develop a diverse range of work related knowledge and skills.

  • International Program: A strong commitment to internationalism and a vibrant international program which has up to 100 students enrolled at any time. International students participate in Study Tours, High School Programs, Study Abroad Programs and International Student Programs . The students are welcomed by the rest of the student population and this adds to the relaxed and friendly school climate.

  • Partnership with Griffith, Southern Cross and Bond Universities.

  • An illustrious alumni which inspires students to aspire.

  • Modern facilities including technology enhanced classrooms, cutting edge science labs, aqua culture research centre, theatre, modern library, extensive kitchen and industrial technology facilities, a well equipped gym and quality sporting facilities.

  • High expectations of student behaviour and a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum which teaches students the skills they need to be a responsible member of society.

  • Unique marine studies and aquatic practices programs featuring over 100 water craft which takes advantage of the adjacent Currumbin estuary.

  • To ensure every student engages with these opportunities our school is organised into two smaller schools.

Junior Secondary (Years 7-9) is focussed on ensuring that each student has the prerequisite skills and knowledge for Senior Secondary and gains exposure to a broad range of experiences which positions them to make specialisation decisions in the next phase of their schooling.

Senior Secondary (Years 10-12) is focussed on connecting every student to their preferred post schooling pathway. It features comprehensive curriculum offerings that include ATAR pathways, diplomas, school based traineeships, apprenticeships and and vocational educational courses.

Our school is enrolment managed, enrolments are open to students who reside within our local catchment area, or are selected for one of our Excellence Programs. 

Last reviewed 16 March 2021
Last updated 16 March 2021