Southport State High School

Southport State High School is one of the oldest schools in Queensland and is located in the heart of the Gold Coast, not far from Griffith University and Bond University. The Chinatown district is close by, as are the Broadwater Parklands with its many recreational opportunities and The Spit Surf Beach, where world-class surfing is the order of the day.

Apart from the standard academic subjects, Southport State High School‘s has a strong focus on technology. The School is also very strong in artistic and creative activities such as music, drama, dance or design.

Southport State High School has run a number of excellence programmes for many years. These programmes encourage high-achieving students who are passionate about their specialty area in academics, sports, instrumental music or the arts.

Students in the Academic Excellence programme are encouraged to ask questions, analyse, develop intellectual curiosity and develop critical thinking skills.

The Creative Arts Excellence Programme is specifically designed to guide and encourage students with artistic talents.

The Sports Excellence Programme complements each student’s training and professional coaching with a programme that develops speed, agility, coordination and strength.

Southport State High School Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,800
  • Year established: 1916



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Gold Coast
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  • Creative Arts Academy of Excellence
  • Sports Excellence Program
  • Elite Tennis Program

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.