Southport State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Southport State High School

  1. Exceptional facilities and location, within ​5 kilometres of Chinatown precinct, Broadwater Parklands, Australia Fair shopping and business precinct, The Spit surf beach and other world-class surf breaks
  2. Selective entry, commitment to excellence in academic, creative arts, science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) and sports excellence programs
  3. Partnership and direct entry programs with Griffith University (GU), Bond University and Technical and Further Education (TAFE)​

School Information

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​Southport State High Independent Public School is located in the heart of Gold Coast’s central business district, Southport. With tertiary facilities Griffith University, Bond University, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE and several language schools within close proximity, Southport State High is considered a gateway to higher education destinations. Southport State High is within close proximity of the Gold Coast’s Chinatown precinct, Broadwater Parklands, The Spit surf beach and other world class surfing breaks. Southport State High has a proud tradition of being a supportive and caring community that delivers outstanding educational and training opportunities for all students. Our engaging curriculum and dedicated staff create an environment in which each student is supported to achieve the highest level of success while being a responsible, thoughtful, honest, respectful and confident citizen. Southport State High is leading the way in changing the face of public education and offers a curriculum that is rich in digital learning experiences ultimately preparing students for the complex nature of an ever changing world.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • Griffith University (GU) partnership and direct entry 
  • Program through Griffith University (GU) Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS)
  • Bond University partnership and Student for a Semester
  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast partnership and direct entry program
  • Queensland Conservatorium of Music partnership​

School facilities

  • Specialist science labs and lecture theatre
  • Specialised junior secondary facility 
  • State-of-the-art tennis courts with in-house tennis professional and access to private coaching
  • Industrial kitchen facility
  • Performing arts theatre 
  • Dance studio
  • Centre for Music Excellence
  • Apple Mac edit suites

Extracurricular activities

  • Innovative leadership program
  • Instrumental music opportunities
  • School musical
  • Dance troupes
  • Overseas and interstate culture trip
  • Various sporting opportunities, including netball, basketball and touch football​

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Mandarin
  • A Selection of languages on offer through Distance Education Programs

Special programs

  • Academic Excellence
  • Sports Excellence (AFL, Touch, Football, Netball and Basketball)
  • Elite Tennis Program
  • Instrumental Music Excellence
  • Creative Arts Excellence​
  • University Direct Entry Programs
  • Diploma of Business
  • Challenge Based Learning
  • School Based Traineeships and   Apprenticeships
  • Marine Studies
  • Certificate IV Justice


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last reviewed 31 July 2018
Last updated 31 July 2018