Beach Buzz Palm Beach State School

27 March 2017
Issue Four
Principal's Patch
Deputy's Desk
P & C News
Uniform Shop
Sport and Music News
Events Calendar
PCYC - Outside Hours School Care
Palm Beach State School
(07) 5520 8333
19 Nineteenth Avenue
Palm Beach, Queensland, 4221

Principal's Patch

Dear Parents

Traffic Issues

Traffic in around schools is a constant issue.  We are fortunate at PBSS that we have many exit points from the school due to being surrounded by 3 roads; however, there are a few issues I would like to bring to your attention in an aim to further develop a supportive and respectful school community.  


To ensure the safety of our students I am currently working with the local police, Councillor McDonald and Michael Hart MP to increase signage and regular traffic patrols along Townson Avenue. Please note that all streets surrounding the school are 40km an hour zones from 7-9 am and again from 2- 4 pm. 



1.  FRONT GATE (Nineteenth Ave)

Please be aware this is a one minute drop off/ pick up zone. Parents are requested  not to park in the drive through area, but rather park in the designated parks, or along Nineteenth Ave where permitted, if they need to spend time with their child on drop off/pick up.  


The safe drop off place is at the front gate end of the drive through area. Parents are requested  not to drop or pick up students at  the Farmers Shed end of the drive through area as this blocks traffic along Nineteenth Ave which is causing traffic problems. 


Additionally, when driving through the drop off/pick up area please be courteous to cars attempting to leave the parking bays. 


Due to the safety of the students, parking in the staff carpark inside the school grounds is not permitted. 


2. LIND ST (Back gate near C&K)

Please be aware of students crossing Lind St and/or the corner of Townson and Lind.  This corner is very dangerous with the volume of traffic along Townson (often speeding) and the turning traffic on and off it into Lind. I have spoken to the students about crossing up near C&K.


The council and I are currently working together to assess the feasibility of a designated official crossing in this area.  New and improved signage is also currently being investigated for this area. 


Uniform Compliance

Last week on assembly we handed out certificates to all Year 4 - 6 students who were in 100% complete PBSS uniform!  The pride our students are demonstrating in their school is a credit to all, including you the parents! Please read the uniform news section of this newsletter for further information regarding uniform compliance and reporting. 


Have a safe and relaxing holiday. Happy Easter!

Sandra Thompson

Deputy's Desk


Over the last two weeks, at our junior and senior assemblies, we have been acknowledging classes who have reached our target of 95% so far this term.  We celebrate classes and individuals who are on track to reach our attendance goal because research shows that regular participation at school improves achievement and wellbeing.

So, why is regular attendance at school important?
The Department of Education and Training promotes that regular school attendance will mean that children get a better chance at life. Through regular attendance:
  they learn better
  they make friends
 are happier
 have a brighter future.


For more information go to:

SHINE Program

Our Grade 4 students have been busily and eagerly engaged in the SHINE program presented in partnership with the Gold Coast SUNS.  The aim of this program is to allow the next generation to SHINE and be the best they can be.  Palm Beach State School students have participated in the free program learning to be healthy, be active, be beach safe and how to play AFL.  Last Thursday, the three classes were out on the oval learning AFL skills and the instructors, Blair, Harley and Kalinda, made themselves targets to test out our kicking game! 

On Tuesday 28th March the Grade 4 cohort will be attending the SHINE Carnival Day, which is a culminating celebration of their learning and takes place at Metricon Stadium.  The activities include a behind the scenes tour of the Gold Coast SUNS facilities, a modified game of AFL on one of the fields, time in the inflatable AFL playground, meeting the Gold Coast SUNS Mascot and interacting with the Gold Coast SUNS players.  Our Grade 4 students are excited about their excursion and the chance to ask their favourite players some questions about health and fitness.

Farmer's Shed Raffle

The Farmer's Shed has a bike up for raffle! Tickets are $2 and available before school outside the office and on Tuesday at the Farmer's Shed. The lucky winner will be drawn on assembly this Wednesday.

Keep An Eye on Our School

During the Easter break schools can become a target. School Watch is a community based awareness and crime prevention program aimed at safeguarding Queensland schools against vandalism, theft and arson. 

We depend on the local community to: Look, Listen and Report. If you see something suspicious outside of school hours or during school holidays, please do not attempt to intervene. Call School Watch on 13 17 88 and let the authorities deal with the matter.


Working Bee

A working bee  has been organised for Saturday 01st April from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Community Garden.  Chappy Evan will be working towards the maintenance of the pipes and wooden beams and help is needed to remove weeds and tidy the area.

Please join the Community Garden Committee in their efforts to beautify this area of the school and community space.


Students of the Week

PREP G - Maleah & Hinerauhuia

PREP N - Neve & Leni

PREP S - Roxy & Malahn

1D -  Olivia & James

1K - Solomon & Grace

1R - Max & Rhani

1/2B - Liani & Lyric

2E - James & Mia

2H - Perie & Isabella

2T - Jasper & Angela

3B - Zali & Joshua

3M - Lucas & Lucinda

3T -  Luke & Shiloh

4H - Ethan, Grace, Olive, Grace & Frankie

4L - Noah & Acaycha

4S - Lilly & Rhylie

5B - Jet & Kate

5H - Aleeah & Iman

5P - Charlise & Oakland

6B - Catherine & Daryna

6C - Jesse & Elena

6N - Star & Lewis

Easter Break - 01st - 17th April

Wishing you a safe and relaxing break.  I look forward to seeing all our students refreshed and ready for a busy  second term commencing Tuesday 18th April.


P & C News

Volunteer Forms

Thank you to everyone who returned the volunteer forms we sent home in March, with boxes ticked for areas/events where you’re able to help out.  We truly value your assistance and we will contact you accordingly.  If you didn’t get a chance to return the form but would still like to help out please email [email protected].

Fundraising Coordinator(s) Needed

A huge thank you to Shannyn Broad for volunteering as a part time Fundraising Coordinator! We are currently looking for someone to help assist her in this role for our school discos, Mother’s & Father’s Day stalls, and Book Fair/Book Club.  Coordinators will not have to do all of the work by themselves, and full support and training will be provided.


Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents, and it also looks great on a resume!  But most importantly, it enriches your child’s journey of learning, and ensures our continuing tradition at Palm Beach... the country school on the coast.


Our (tentative) Fundraising schedule for 2017 is as follows: 

  • Disco Term 2 (4th May)
  • Disco Term 3 (27th July)
  • Disco Term 4 (19th October)
  • Colour Run Term 2 (17th May)
  • Mother’s/Father’s Day Stall & Raffles (MD Stall – 11th May, FD Stall – TBC)
  • Book Fair (Term 2 – 22nd – 26th May & Term 4 – 6th -10th November)
  • Book Club (2-3 times per year)
  • One major event (Spell-a-thon/Fete)
  • Christmas Carols Night


To pitch in and help, or to find out more, please leave your name and contact number in the Tuckshop, or contact us at [email protected]

Easter Hamper Raffle

Thanks to our wonderful friends at the Currumbin RSL for donating a beautiful hamper!  Drop by the Office for a peak at the yummy treats, tickets went home last week and extras can be found at the Tuckshop.  Money raised will go towards upgrading the Junior Adventure Playground!  The winner will be announced this Wednesday 29th March, so good luck to everyone!

P&C Meeting – Wednesday 10th May, 5:30pm

New members are always welcome!  In our goal to support and enhance the quality education for students at Palm Beach, feedback from parents and teachers is an essential part of the equation.  So if you are a parent or teacher who would like to become involved, but find it hard to attend meetings in the evening, please let us know via email at [email protected]

The Farmers Shed

Your chance to win!! The Farmers Shed are raffling a fantastic bike and helmet!  Just $2 a ticket, winner will be announced Tuesday 28th March, a perfect prize to start the school holidays with!  All money raised goes straight back to supporting our wonderful school.  The Farmers Shed is open from 8:15am-9:00am on Fridays and 2:15pm -3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, come in and see Bazil and Samantha for raffle tickets - you might snap up a bargain while you're there!

Donations Needed

Have you got any costume jewellery or watches (that are in good condition/not broken) that you no longer need?  We’d love to see them donated to The Farmers Shed for us to sell! All funds raised go back to the school!  Pop by and see our wonderful volunteers Samantha and Bazil.

Entertainment Book

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Palm Beach State School
Louise Walder
07 55 208 333
[email protected]  

We wish all our families a safe and happy Easter!

Kind Regards,

PBSS P&C Executive committee


Opening Hours

Our Tuckshop is open Monday – Friday for both first and second break.


To place orders and to see the healthy menu options that are available, please visit  We do have a small menu available for those orders that need to be placed on a brown paper bag; this can be done in the morning before school starts at the tuckshop window.


We are open for over the counter snack sales during both Lunch and Afternoon tea breaks

Here are some of the items we sell:


20c for fruit pieces Watermelon, Apple and Orange

50c buys a Date and Oatmeal Cookie, Tortilla Chips, Choc Brownies, Apricot Bites, Yoghurt pops, popcorn bags, GF Banana Muffins all made in the tuckshop


$1.00 for Lemon Fizz iceblocks and Tuckshop made Watermelon and Mango Peach Ice Blocks.


Whats New on the Flexischools Menu

  • Taco Tuesdays are back choose from Beef, Shredded Chicken and Salad Tacos
  • Wednesday Chicken wing pack with oven baked sweet potato chips and corn on the cob
  • Thursdays is Sushi Day, Avocado, Chicken Avocado, Chicken Teriyaki and Tuna


Butter Chicken Curry is back on the menu and Mexican Chicken and Cheese Sausage rolls

Volunteer Roster Tuckshop

Tuesday         28th March     Carmen

Wednesday   29th March     Yullia

Thursday       30th March    Sue

Friday             31th March     Teneille and Melinda P

How can I help?

Not sure how you can help in Tuckshop?  If you can make a sandwich then we need you!  Volunteers prepare food (such as sandwiches), place orders in bags, put all the orders in class Tuckshop boxes and; if you can stay for first break; help serve children.  We would love to hear from you, please come and see Cheryle at the Tuckshop.

Short on time?

Want to help out but don’t have time?  Busy parents don’t forget that even if you can’t volunteer your time in Tuckshop or at fundraising events, you can still help out by buying a coffee at school drop off, or ordering a meal deal for your child on special days.  Every little bit counts, and your contribution helps to ensure the survival of a quality Tuckshop at Palm Beach.

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

Our Uniform shop is open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30 – 9.00am, or order at your convenience anytime through Flexischools and your order will be delivered to your child’s classroom the following school day.

Dress Code Compliance

Thank you to all students who are wearing the complete PBSS school uniform each day, and to the parents who are ensuring that their child is adding to the culture of learning and high expectations that we are all working together on at PBSS. 


Over recent weeks we have conducted spot checks and rewarded groups of students for 100% Uniform and Dress Code compliance. It is wonderful to report that over 90% of students are following  this school policy. 


Unfortunately there is a small percentage of students who are at times wearing alternative shorts/skorts.  This does not meet our PBSS Dress Code which is also linked to our Behaviour Matrix for reporting.  


As communicated previously, please be aware that students not in full uniform, including completely black shoes, will not meet 'A' or 'B'  behaviour criteria for their report card. 


After the Easter holidays uniform infringement notification slips will be sent home to further communicate with parents about uniform compliance and expectations. 

Uniform Pricing

Jackets $50.00

Polos $30.00

Shorts $30.00

Skorts $30.00

Hats    $15.00

Sport and Music News

Term 2 Interschool Sport

Permission notes with payment details have been sent home, for the students who have been selected in the PBSS teams for Interschool sport, and those who selected surfing.  Payment of $40 is due no later than 29th March for rugby league, soccer, netball and school provided surfing ($110 for experienced surfers who chose surfing through the surf school). 

Instrumental Music - Strings and Band


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