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Excellence programs

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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 - 2021 Centre of Excellence Program Applications

For information regarding the Centre of Excellence program for 2021, please view our Centre of Excellence Prospectus.

Download the Year 7 2021 - Centre of Excellence Trial and Audition Dates flyer.

Download the Year 7 - 2021 - Centre of Excellence Application form.

NOTE: Drama Excellence auditions will be a workshop, a 1 minute performance is not required as per the prospectus.

Successful applicants will be notified via mail after 19th June 2020.  Parents are permitted to watch their student participate in sports trials, but advised that seating may be restricted. Auditions in the arts disciplines is closed to spectators.

Please direct any concerns or questions to Mrs Kristie Mackle, Head of Department - Junior Student Success on 55025111 or centreofexcellence@pacificpinesshs.eq.edu.au


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 visit the Head of Department for Centre of Excellence, Kristie Mackle.

Uniforms

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

Contact

For all queries, please contact our Centre of Excellence Administration - centreofexcellence@pacificpinesshs.eq.edu.au.
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Last reviewed 05 March 2020
Last updated 05 March 2020