School Rewards – Local Primary Schools Share $50,000 Cash


The Pines Elaonora continues to invest in local schools, donating $50,000 for third year in a row. 

The Pines Elanora has once again demonstrated its commitment to supporting local schools by donating $50,000 to schools in the area. This marks the third year in a row that the Shopping Centre has made such a donation with 9 primary schools participating.

To close out the 2023 School Rewards campaign, staff and students were invited to a morning tea at Shingle Inn where Centre Manager Hilary Jacobs presented each school with a cheque for their share of the $50,000.

Thanks to a tremendous community effort, this year’s first place winner was Currumbin Community Special School receiving $16,000 towards a brand-new playground.

The final leader board was as follows:

  • 1st  Prize $16,000 – Currumbin Community Special School
  • 2nd  Prize $11,000 – Currumbin Valley State School
  • 3rd  Prize $6,000 – Ingleside State School
  • 4th  Prize $4,000 – Currumbin State School
  • 5th  Prize $4,000 – St Augustine’s Currumbin Waters
  • 6th  Prize $3,000 – Elanora State School
  • 7th  Prize $2,000 – Tallebudgera State School
  • 8th  Prize $2,000 – Palm Beach State School
  • 9th  Prize $2,000 – St Andrews Lutheran College

The donation is part of The Pines Elanora’s ongoing efforts to give back to the community.

Over the years, the Shopping Centre has supported various community groups, including Palm Beach Currumbin Lions Auxiliary Club and local sporting clubs. Centre manager, Hilary
Jacobs said “We started this campaign in 2021 when we heard how difficult the schools were finding fund raising due to Covid. This has been a great way to connect our shoppers
and our schools together and for The Pines Elanora to give back to our school community.”