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'Who shares wins'

Born out of the intrinsic truth that the Alumni exist to benefit Southport State High students just as much as ourselves, we all can play a critical role in the building of the next generation of leaders. We stand by our motto 'who shares wins' because we believe that passing on our wisdom and advice to inspire those following in our footsteps not only positively impacts students' lives, but our community as a whole. It's a winning pattern replicated over generations and one that provides a framework for our continued resolve and success.



Taking an innovative approach to sharing experiences to build a connection between past and present.

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Cultivating potential by connecting successful Alumni with students.

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Community Engagement:

Generating opportunity by supporting the school in the local community.

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Membership of the Southport High School Alumni Association is open to all past students and staff.

The association promotes and connects past students and staff. We can also help coordinate school re-unions and events.

All inquiries to 07 5509 1288

To register as an alumni please click here.


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Past Students

Lex Bell

Bell is the former Gold Coast mayor, serving between 1988-1994. He received a Master of Laws from Bond University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland, before going on to become a solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court. He served on the Gold Coast City Council between 1985-2001. Photo credit: John Gass.

Lex Bell - Wikipedia

Ricki-Lee Coulter

An Australian singer, songwriter, television and radio presenter, Ricki-Lee began performing at the age of 15 and rose to fame in 2004 on the second season of Australian Idol, placing seventh overall. She earned her first ARIA Music Award nomination for song “Do It Like That” in 2012, nominated for Song of the Year. She is currently the host of Australia’s Got Talent. Photo credit: Max Doyle.

Ricki-Lee Coulter - Wikipedia

Russ Crane, AO, CSM

Crane is a retired senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy, serving as Chief of Navy until his retirement in mid-2011. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal in early 2000 for his time in command of the HMAS Success, and was promoted to commodore and appointed Director General Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare. He became the Deputy Chief of Navy in June 2006, and was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia the following year. He succeeded Vice Admiral Russ Shalders as Chief of Navy in July 2008.

Russ Crane - Wikipedia

Sandy Davey

Sandy is a Gold Coaster born and bred, with a family history on the Gold Coast spanning four generations. Sandy completed her schooling at Southport High, and joined a local law firm where she spent the next five years developing her skills as a Paralegal in conveyancing. After a year working in London for a large UK law firm, she later returned home to the Gold Coast and spent the following 25 years working as a Paralegal and Legal Practice Manager for many prestigious local and national law firms including Minter Ellison and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

In 2014 Sandy and her husband Darren Davey opened their independent real estate agency offering sales and property management across all areas of the Gold Coast. In 2018 Sandy and Darren joined the biggest name in real estate, and their agency was rebranded to Ray White Labrador With a background in Legal Practice Management and Paralegal roles spanning 30 years, Sandy believes in nurturing strong client relationships based on trust, integrity and consistency, always delivering the highest standard of professionalism in everything she does. Whether you are looking to sell or rent your property, Sandy has in depth understanding of the legislation surrounding your transaction, and she can guide you through the process from start to finish effortlessly. Sandy and Darren have created an agency which is professional and approachable, always putting the needs of their clients first. If you are thinking of selling or renting your property anywhere on the Gold Coast, call Sandy Davey on 0426 811 911 for advice you can trust.

Sandy Davey - Ray White Labrador

Stefan Dennis

An actor, Stefan is best known for playing Neighbours villain Paul Robinson from its first episode in 1985, continuing the role today. He took a respite from the show to star in Scottish soap opera River City between 1993 and 2004, when he returned to the cast. Photo credit: Tony Gough.

Stefan Dennis - Wikipedia

Olivia Gadecki


In January 2021, Gadecki made the second round of the 2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles Qualifying. Gadecki was awarded a wild card into the 2021 Gippsland Trophy, where she made her WTA tour main draw debut.

In February, Gadecki won her first WTA main draw singles match at the 2021 Phillip Island Trophy. She followed this up with her first top 10 win, defeating former Australian Open champion and world number 4 Sofia Kenin.

Olivia Gadecki - Wikipedia 

Fred Hilmer, AO

Professor Hilmer is an Australian academic and business figure, appointed the President and eighth Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales between 2006-2015. He has served as the director and Deputy-Chairman of the Westfield Group since 1991.

Fred Hilmer - Wikipedia

Peter Lawlor

Lawlor is a former Labor Member for Southport and served as the Queensland Minister for Tourism and Fair Trading. He served as a Gold Coast City Councillor for two terms until 1994, and campaigned on environmental issues and protecting the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Peter Lawlor - Wikipedia

Jodhi Meares

Jodhi is an Australian model, television personality and fashion designer.

Jodhi Meares - Wikipedia

Clive Palmer

Palmer is an Australian businessman and politician with iron ore, nickel and coal holdings. He owns Mineralogy, Waratah Coal, Queensland Nickel at Townsville, as well as other properties around Australia including the Palmer Colonial Golf Course at Robina and the Palmer Gold Coast Gold Coast. He created the Palmer United Party in 2013 and revived it as the United Australia Party in 2018. Photo credit: Jono Searle.

Clive Palmer - Wikipedia

Bob Quinn

Quinn was elected to Parliament in 1989 and served as leader of the Queensland Liberal Party from 2001 before being ousted in 2006. He was the member for Merrimac from 1992-2001 and the member from Robina from 2001 until his 2006 retirement from politics. Photo credit: Mark Cranitch.

Bob Quinn - Wikipedia

Brendon A.J. Rademakers


Brendon A.J Rademakers is a proven screenwriter, entrepreneur, creative director and producer. He is a skilled marketing storyteller who honed his ability at Stanford University, on television and in the cut-throat film industry with Warner Bros, Route One and Playtone in the United States.
He attended Southport State High School from 1995-1999. With his partner Marina, he helped Beautiful Minds - the teen mental health company she founded seventeen years ago to become Australia's leading brand in mental fitness and peak performance in children aged 7-17. Beautiful Minds is in 931 schools nationwide and services over 1.5 million children annually across Australia. In 2019, he co-founded Beautiful Minds X which focuses on building successful learning identities and optimising human performance for teens. Beautiful Minds X launches in 2021 and has partnerships with The Huberman Lab - Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University, the YMCA, Harvard University's Center for Moral Development, FujiFilm, Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk, Paul Roos's company Performance By Design, Seer Data & Analytics, HeartMath, Jim Kwik, and Greg Inglis's Goanna Academy.
On the Board of Beautiful Minds X is Chris Corbin. Chris is the CEO and owner of GraysOnline - Australia's largest online auction site with over 4 million registered customers. Chris Corbin and Brendon A.J Rademakers have been close friends for over twenty-five years. They met in Grade Eight at Southport State High School.

Beautiful Minds - Website

Ben Rothstein


Ben Rothstein, now based in New York, has built a photography career that has seen him work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Will Smith and Hugh Jackman.

Ben Rothstein - Website

Larry Sengstock

Larry is a retired basketball player and was CEO of Basketball Australia and the National Basketball League until 2012.

Larry Sengstock - Wikipedia

Amy Shark

Amy is an ARIA award-winning indie pop singer-songwriter, best known for her 2016 single “Adore”, which ranked as number two on that year’s Triple J Hottest 100. Her debut album debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Amy Shark - Wikipedia

Miles Stewart (L, pictured with athlete Courtney Atkinson)

Miles is a triathlon athlete, originally a speed skater. He’s a three-time winner of the Hervey Bay Triathlon, won a silver medal the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He’s currently the CEO of Triathlon Australia. Photo credit: Alix Sweeney.

Miles Stewart - Wikipedia


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Last reviewed 23 April 2021
Last updated 23 April 2021