Palm Beach Currumbin State High School

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School is located on a large campus right on the Burleigh River. One of the world’s best surf beaches is within walking distance. This unique location has made this high school one of the most popular international schools in Queensland.

The school is part of the Gold Coast, which stretches 57 km along the coast and is one of the most spectacular beach-side cities in the world. Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, commonly known as PBC High, has 2,600 students and offers a wide range of subjects, courses and accompanying events. The popular subject “Marine Studies” and programs for “Aquatic Practices” are important components of the curriculum. Aquatic Practices for example provides opportunities for students to explore, experience and learn practical skills and knowledge valued in aquatic workplaces and other settings.

PBC High is an eldorado for sports lovers. The School runs a number of Sports Excellence programs, including basketball, surfing, kayaking, netball, tennis, football and rugby. Students at PBC High are typically sporty and active – a reflection of the Gold Coast lifestyle in general.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 2,600
  • Internationals: ca. 1,5 %
  • Year established: 1972



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Surfers Paradise
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  • Creative Arts Excellence Programs (Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Sports Excellence Programs
  • Learn to Surf Program
  • Minimum stay: 2 Terms

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.