Established in 2000, Pacific Pines State High School offers quality secondary education to the Pacific Pines, Park Lake and Gaven communities, this community extends into parts of Arundel and Highland Reserve.

Pacific Pines State High School consistently performs well with respect to student achievement. The number of OP eligible students receiving an OP 1- 15 is consistently above the state average with 82% of the most recent cohort achieving this outcome. Students excel in vocational education with a significant number of students receiving vocational certificates and/or involved in school based apprenticeships/traineeships. Accelerated learning classes in Years 8 and 9 have also proved very popular with students who have demonstrated high academic achievement.

The school participates in the Griffith University Partnership program with a number of senior students completing university courses each year, consequently obtaining direct entry into Griffith University on graduation from school. Business students excel each year through the Australian Business Week, Ecoman and the Griffith University Business Ambassador programs.

Leadership opportunities are offered across the school and in conjunction with the Northern Collegiate of schools.

Through these programs and a daily focus on Highly Effective Teaching, the school realises its mission to support every student to be the very best they can be.

Facilities: Performing Arts Community Centre (PAC) – a jointly funded project of Pacific Pines State High School (Education Queensland), Gold Coast City Council and Stockland Trust (the developers of Pacific Pines Estate).

Electives Years 7 to 10: Core Subjects – Mathematics, English, Science, SOSE, Health and Physical Education, LOTE. Elective subjects – Art, Dance, Dance Excellence, Drama, Music, Music Extension, The Think Tank (Science XLR8), Japanese, Japanese Extension, Business Education Technology, Food Studies, Home Economics, Industrial Technology and Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Authority Subjects – Accounting, Ancient History, Business Communication and Technologies, Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Information Processing and Technology, Japanese, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Modern History, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Technology Studies, Visual Art.

Authority Registered subjects – Early Childhood Studies, Engineering Studies, English Communication, Furnishing Studies, Performance Studies, Pre Vocational Mathematics, Rugby Union, Science in Practice, Social and Community Studies, Visual Art Studies, Volleyball.

Vocational Education & Training subjects Certificate II Business, Certificate I Construction, Certificate III Fitness, Certificate II Hospitality, Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate II Tourism.

Sport: Dance Excellence and Sport Excellence classes in Rugby Union and Volleyball. Students can participate in a range of school sports.

Extracurricular activities: A strong Performing Arts Department creates opportunities for students in Dance, Drama and Music.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Counsellor, school-based Nurse, Chaplain, Youth Support Coordinator, Industry Liaison Officer, Indigenous Teacher.

Special features: The Accelerate program for academically gifted students.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1428 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Archipelago Street, Pacific Pines Qld 4211
  • Phone:07 5502 5111
  • Fax:07 5502 5100

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