Thank you for your interest in coming to Southport State High Independent School (SSHIPS) on the Gold Coast.
Southport State High Independent Public School (SSHIPS) has a proud tradition of extending students through our diverse range of excellence programs which provides all students with the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability and to develop their talents in the academic, cultural, social and sporting areas.
Student centred and focussed on excellence, we are a caring community that delivers outstanding educational training and opportunities for all students.
1. Enrolment Applications
Applications to any state schools in Queensland are managed by Education Queensland International Department. They will be able to assist you with the enrolment process and fees applicable. You can find information about how to do this on the
Education Queensland International website.
Under our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy, students bring their own device (laptop/ipad) to school on a daily basis. Expectations are that students come to school each day with these devices
fully charged and ready to participate using these. Further advice on the rules around the acceptable use of
information and computer technology (ICT) facilities and devices.
Pride in the uniform is highly valued by staff and students at SSHIPS. It is compulsory and is available for purchase from the college at the
Uniform shop on campus. Footwear that is included in the uniform includes black leather lace up shoes that cover the top of your foot, (and which are readily available to be purchased in stores in Australia), white socks with the school name on them and a hat for sun protection.
The Attendance Policy aims to take full advantage of teaching and learning opportunities to ensure student achievement is maximised. The school attendance policy aims to promote 100% attendance and punctuality in preparation for future employment and pathways. If you cannot attend due to illness, you will need to let us know. This can be done via email: firstname.lastname@example.org by including your name and Year level.
5. Complaints and Appeals
You will find our Complaints Policy and Appeals Policy outlined in the Standard terms and conditions. You should always try to resolve dissatisfaction with your school's International department in the first instance. The complaints and appeals process is independent, freely available and accessible at no cost to you or your representative more information visit EQI Policy and procedures.
Your safety is our number one priority and we work with our industry partners to ensure you enjoy a safe and high-quality study experience.
All students studying an international program at an accredited International Student Program (ISP) school use our student support service called
1800 QSTUDY (1800 778 839).
At Southport State High we have dedicated staff and welfare team to assist you. A full list can be found on our website here.