Specialising in boys’ only education, The Southport School (TSS) provides education for students from Preparatory Year (age four-and-a-half) to Year 12 with boarding from Years 5 to 12. Operating a vertical House system, students are provided with a strong pastoral care program to assist in the development of character and leadership qualities as well as academic results. TSS is a member of the GPS association in Queensland.

Facilities: Riverside campus on 51.7 hectares, curriculum supported by technology infrastructure, five modern boarding houses, state-of-the-art science centre, 600-seat performing arts theatre, outstanding sporting facilities with extensive sporting ovals and facilities, strength and conditioning centre, medical facilities, commercial kitchen and the Hall of Fame archival display, self-contained Music Centre, purpose-built world-class Preparatory Year facility, Specialist Lego and Robotics rooms, IT facilities, 220-seat gothic theatre and Hospital.

Subjects Years 8 to 9: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Chinese, French, Japanese, Art, Media, Music, Drama, Technology, Humanities, Robotics, Graphics and Health and Physical Education.

Subjects Year 10: English, English Communication, Mathematics A, B and C, Prevocational Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Political Studies, Modern History, Leadership Studies, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biological Science, Accounting, Business Organisation & Management, Chinese, Drama, English as a Second Language, French, Gifted & Talented, Graphics, ICT (Computer Skills), Industrial Technology, Robotics, Japanese, Music, Music Extension, Physical Education, Technology Studies and Visual Arts.

Subjects Years 11 and 12: English, English Communication, English as a Second Language, Mathematics A, B and C, Prevocational Mathematics, Accounting, Business Organisation and Management, Economics, Legal Studies, Physical Education, Japanese, Chinese, French, Biological Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Modern History, Geography, Political Studies, Graphics, Technology Studies, FTV & Media, Music, Drama, Industrial Skills, Industrial Technology, Visual Arts, Certificate Arts (Visual Arts), Study of Leadership, Certificate II in Business, Creative Arts (Performance Studies), ICT (Computer Skills), IPT Computer Programming) and Recreation.

Sport: Basketball, rowing, cricket, swimming, tennis, football, rugby, gymnastics, track and field, cross-country, sailing, and golf. There are inter-House and GPS competitions, and a Cattle Show team.

Co-curricular activities: Debating, music, art, chess, drama, multi-media, speech variety club, cadets, outdoor education, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and Round Square involvement.

Welfare and personal development: Personal development, student welfare, counselling programs, pastoral care and House system.

Special features: Gifted and talented program, boys’ reading program, honours program, Vocational Education and Training (for students seeking employment or pursuing traineeships or apprenticeships), Year 7 dual-campus transition, thinking and creativity skills and emotional intelligence.

School Information

  • Type:
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: Anglican
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1359 students.
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: please consult the school
  • Address:Winchester Street, Southport, Gold Coast 4215
  • Phone:07 1300 877 269
  • Fax:07 5591 2124

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