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Why choose our school

Welcome to Southport State High School a centre for secondary education that is focused on personal excellence for all students.

Our school has a proud tradition of being a supportive and caring community that delivers outstanding educational training and opportunities for all students. By choosing our school for your child’s educational needs we believe you have invested in the ‘Smart Choice’.

At Southport State High School we strive constantly to create a relational environment in which a commitment to personal excellence flourishes. We offer students the opportunity to accelerate, be challenged and to find a pathway that will ensure success. We develop and foster leadership and personal growth to complement the academic, artistic, technical and sporting opportunities that our school provides.

Our engaging curriculum and dedicated staff have created a teaching and learning environment where each student will not only be supported to achieve the highest levels of success of which they are capable, but will also be encouraged to be responsible, thoughtful, honest, respectful and confident.

Our strong business and university links along with our community partners provide a unique range of opportunities and pathways that enriches students' development with real world experiences and connectedness.

Positive relationships between parents, students and teachers is the foundation of a supported learning environment that builds respect and allows students to be happy, to care about others, to expect greatness of themselves and lead to well grounded and balanced lives.

We welcome you to our school community and a culture in which we believe that every student can thrive and excel and thank you for entrusting Southport State High School with your child’s education.

Nigel Hughes

Principal​