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Our school

Southport State School opened in 1880, with an enrolment of 23 pupils and 1 member of staff. Records of our 125th celebrations are kept in the school library. Southport State School opened in 1991 in its present location at 215 Queen Street, Southport.

Southport State School currently has 590 students enrolled, from Prep to Year 6. New enrolments arrive on a weekly basis, from many different parts of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China, Bosnia, Serbia and United Arab Emirate Saudi Arabia. Southport State School community has a very diverse multicultural background.

  • Our school should work towards creating a warm and stimulating classroom and school environment.
  • Our school is concerned with the development of the whole student: intellectually, culturally, emotionally, morally, spiritually and creatively, encouraging the development of self-esteem and self-confidence whilst providing opportunities for development of independence.
  • The school accepts the responsibility to maintain, develop and implement learning programs which are relevant to modern teaching practices and reflect acceptable standards in today’s society.
  • Quality organization, management, resources and facilities provide a framework for the provision of quality teaching and learning experiences.
  • All activities undertaken at our school focus on the student.
  • The school community is a valuable source of human and material resources.
  • Maximum student development occurs when partnerships between pupils, teachers, parents and the community are positive.


It is the belief of our school that:

  • Every student is to be recognised and treated as an individual with the right to learn in a discrimination free environment.
  • All students realize and accept that there are consequences for actions.
  • Through the implementation of current curriculum we provide a sound education that emphasises the eight Key Learning Areas.