Excellence programs


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.
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Year 7 - 2022 Centre of Excellence Program Applications

For information regarding the Centre of Excellence program for 2022, please view our Centre of Excellence Prospectus.

Download the Year 7 - 2022 - Centre of Excellence Application form.

Centre of Excellence Year 7 - 2022 Key Dates

Round 1 applications are now open and the cutoff date has been extended until FRIDAY 23RD APRIL. Successful Round 1 applicants will be notified via mail in Term 2.  

Round 2 applications will open in Term 2 on April 19th. Successful Round 2 applicants will be notified via mail in Term 3 after the 10th of September.

Please view the school calendar or Centre of Excellence Trial and Audition Dates.

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 Kelley Thorpe, Centre of Excellence Coordinator on 55025111 or

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 Mrs Kelley Thorpe, Centre of Excellence Coordinator.


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 -

Last reviewed 01 April 2021
Last updated 01 April 2021