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Centre of Excellence Programs

Please view our Centre of Excellence Prospectus​.​

Our Vision

To foster 21st century learners and leaders who can discover, define, develop and deliver innovative and solution-focused projects for the future.  To do this, our Centre of Excellence programs embody the core values of Leadership, Inquiry, Community Responsibility & Purpose, Integrity, Innovation & Design and Opportunity. 

Our Core Values

Our Centre of Excellence programs focus on the core values of Leadership, Inquiry, Community Responsibility & Purpose, Integrity, Innovation & Design and Opportunity to provide an inspired and engaging learning program for students. 

The aim of the Centre of Excellence Programs is to provide an academically rigorous curriculum for students who have demonstrated a strong interest and commitment towards their studies. The program is designed to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge in a variety of subject areas allowing them to make a successful transition into the senior school. 
In partnership with Griffith University, programs are specifically designed to develop and maximise intellectual potential in an environment that promotes a strong culture of academic excellence. Applicants are assessed on academic results, behaviour, attitude, a portfolio of work/trial/audition and an interview. We encourage all Centre of Excellence students to be ‘excellent’ in all facets of the school community and leaders in upholding the PPSH values of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Learner.

Centre of Excellence Subject Areas

We proudly offer a wide range of Centre of Excellence Programs across the areas of Creative Industries, Science & Mathematics, Sport, Leadership & Culture, Engineering & Design and Writing.

Year 7 - 2020 Centre of Excellence Program Applications

The second round of applications for Year 7 2020 Centre of Excellence Programs are now closed and applications are now acceptedon a case by case basis. Please contact the Centre of Excellence email below.
2nd Round Trials are to be held from 19th - 23rd of August -2nd Round Trial Dates​

Years 8 and 9 Centre of Excellence Program

Students who wish to apply for a Centre of Excellence Program that they are not currently enrolled in can collect a form from the Student Foyer in Administration.
Forms are due by 23rd August (Friday, Week 6)

Students who are currently enrolled in a Centre of Excellence Program are automatically enrolled in the same program for 2020. 

Program Fees

Fee schedule for all Centre of Excellence Programs:

1 Program - $50

2+ Programs - $100

Families are not charged for a third Centre of Excellence Program per student.


Some Centre of Excellence Programs require a specific Uniform. For prices, please visit our Uniform Shop page.


For all queries, please contact our Centre of Excellence Administration -