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Southport State School was established in 1880 and boasts a proud heritage. The original school site was on the corner of Lawson and Scarborough Streets Southport. Originally our P&C were very guarded in moving from this site to its present location in Queen Street. However, we all understood at the time that the move to the old Gold Coast trotting track was going to provide more playing space for children and in 1991 our new school was occupied and classes were under-way.

Southport State School aims to provide a warm and supportive environment in which every child can grow with confidence. All members of our learning community are committed to helping young people reach their potential and achieve success at school and make a successful transition to further study.

Our students are encouraged to enjoy their learning through the delivery of a quality curriculum that is specific to all phases of learning. Our school engages fully in the Australian Curriculum providing high quality educational experiences for our students in an environment which is safe and holds very high expectations for both students and staff. We want our students to be successful people who can function in our society as individuals and as team players. Academically we have strong processes for identifying the needs of individuals and implement intervention programs and high performance strategies, in conjunction with personal goals in Literacy and Numeracy, in order to assist students achieve continuous growth at a high standard.

Catering to students’ interests is a focus at our school, students have opportunities to participate in a wide-range of extra-curricular activities. These clubs vary from year to year and are organised and run by staff either during school breaks or outside of school hours. We have an active and successful Instrumental Music Program, a comprehensive classroom Music Program, Chinese lessons commencing in Prep, through to Year 6, a wide variety of sporting offerings and our Year 4 and Year 6 students have access to our exciting camp program on an annual basis.

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and we strongly believe Southport State School has the right combination of academic, sporting and cultural experiences for your child and family.


Taylor Haley