Rules and policies


Attendance policy

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.

Assessment policy

The purpose of assessment is to provide timely feedback, as well as information about student achievement. Southport State High Independent Public School (SSHIPS) believes that assessment should be aligned with what students have learnt as well as The Australian Curriculum and Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) policies. View the SSHIPS assessment policy (PDF, 823KB).

Southport High’s Assessment Policy provides information about assessment expectations, conditions and adjustments, including instructions for applying for special provision*.
Parents/guardians of Years 7-9 students will need to contact the relevant Head of Department. For Years 10-12 students, parents/guardians to contact Guidance Officer for Senior, Chloe McLaren:
*Documentary evidence will need to be provided. Please first review the Assessment Policy.

Complaints policy and process

During the course of your children's school years, you may have cause to make a complaint about an issue with your child's education. Education Queensland is committed to ensuring that all complaints are dealt with in a fair and equitable manner. There are processes and support structures in place to enable parents and students to work through any issue that may have.

Consent to use copyright material, image, recording or name

This consent (PDF, 78KB) applies to any use, recording or disclosure of the Individual's personal information or Individual work, in connection with the Department of the State.

Enrolment agreement

This enrolment agreement (PDF, 254KB) sets out the responsibilities of the student, parents or carers and the school staff regarding the education of students enrolled at Southport State High Independent Public School. 

Project 2019 operational plan

The role of the 2019 Project Team will be to work with the Executive team and HOD Teaching and Learning to devise and implement actionable plans to prepare students for the reality of external assessment in 2019.

Resource hire scheme

The school resource hire scheme (PDF, 1.1MB) ensures that all students have the necessary resources for their education.

Responsible behaviour plan for students

The responsible behaviour plan for students (PDF, 271KB) is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour, so that the teaching and learning in our school can be effective and students can participate and engage positively within our school.

Student record update form

Record any changes to your students details (PDF, 78KB) and return in person to the school administration or via email to

Technology agreement

Students are able to make full use of IT facilities at the school once they and their parents have signed a current technology agreement (PDF, 264KB).

Uniform policy

The student uniform policy (PDF, 658KB) consists of agreed items of clothing that Southport State High Independent Public School students wear when attending or representing the school, travelling to an from school and when engaging in school activities out of school hours.
Last reviewed 04 April 2019
Last updated 04 April 2019