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Palm Beach SS strives to maintain a long and proud tradition of sporting activity. We understand that individual and team sports hold a lifetime’s worth of fun and fitness for our children. Participation is the key, an example being our Athletics program that begins in Prep classes in all disciplines including High Jump and Discus. Students are offered a twice weekly Athletics club and the results speak for themselves. At our Athletics carnivals we boast 100% involvement for all year levels and each year we send students to District, Regional, State and National level competitions.

Interschool sport

Palm Beach SS is a stalwart in the Gold Coast South Interschool Sports program. We compete in Rugby League, Netball, Touch Football, Surfing and any sport that we have the numbers and interest in, that is we play where our students needs lie. Students are offered weekly training and more importantly are schooled on rules and strategies to help them feel more comfortable and willing to “give it a go”. We win with cheer and lose gracefully with congratulations to the victors. Our Surfing program is unique catering for learners and the advanced with excellent success being achieved in Grommet (Junior) competitions.

Physical Education program

Our Physical Education program is second to none on the Gold Coast and follows themes of learning, participation and fun. We try to give all students a wide variety of physical experiences so they have a “choice” of many games and activities they can follow through to adult hood. Sports include, but are not limited to Archery, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis, Touch Football, Soccer, Swimming (learn to swim and surf awareness), Hockey, Softball – it really is endless and we have the facilities and equipment to back up our needs.
In short Palm Beach SS can help your child begin a lifetime of fitness. We help make sport non-threatening, attractive for the beginners and support our athletes to the highest level of competition. We produce champions – both the ones who organize the backyard cricket on Australia Day and the ones who will ultimately strive with the Nation’s best in International Competition.


Every year students participate in athletic, cross-country and swimming carnivals. Students compete for their house group against students their own age.

Surfing Program

For over 20 years Palm Beach State School students have been offered a unique surfing program held on our local beach break.
The program, held during the summer terms has students organised and learning within selected ability groups. 
Students between the ages of 9 and 12 years are taught a range of fundamental skills under the safe care of qualified surfing instructors. Skills such as surf knowledge, surf survival, surf riding development and competition strategies are but a few key areas of the program. Students enjoy this learning experience and apply to a healthy lifestyle.

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