- The Southport School
The Southport SchoolLatin: Palmam Qui Meruit FeratLet him who deserves the palm of victory bear it Location Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Coordinates Coordinates: Information Type Independent, Single-sex, Day & Boarding Denomination Anglican Established 1901 Founder Rev. Horace Henry Dixon Chairman Fraser Perrin Headmaster Greg Wain Enrolment ~1,305 (R-12) Colour(s) Maroon, Navy & White
Established in 1901 by The Right Reverend Horace Henry Dixon, TSS is the oldest Anglican boys' boarding school in Queensland and the only all boys boarding school on the Gold Coast. The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1305 students from Reception to Year 12, including 276 boarders from Years 5 to 12.
The school is affiliated with the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), and has been a member of the Great Public Schools' Association Inc (GPS) since 1920.
The Southport School was established in 1901 by The Rt Revd Horace Dixon. The first boarding houses (Delpratt, McKinley and Thorold) were established 1909.
Period Details 1901 – 1929 Rt. Rev. Horace Henry Dixon OBE 1930 – 1935 1936 – 1940 Rev. Verney Lovett Johnstone 1941 – 1950 John Norman Radcliffe 1950 – 1971 Cecil Garton Pearce, OBE 1972 – 1987 John Henry Day, AM 1988 – 2003 Bruce Alexander Cook, OAM 2004 – present Greg Wain
As with most Australian schools, The Southport School utilises a house system. The Senior School is divided vertically into the twelve Houses: eight day boy Houses and four Boarding Houses. Whilst the Preparatory school is divided into four houses.
Notable alumni and members of the School community
The Old Southportonians Association (OSA) is the alumni organisation for Old Boys of the school. The OSA celebrated its 100 years as a recognised body in 2007.
- Arts, Media and Sciences
- James Blundell - Singer 
- Ashley Bradnam - radio announcer for Nova 106.9 and actor 
- Luke Bradnam - radio announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato
- Sidney Cotton - Inventor of the 'Sidcot' flight suit
- Perry Cross - motivational speaker
- Ben Dark - television presenter, Getaway, Nine Network
- Sir Lorimer Dods - Founder of the Children's Medical Research Institute
- Stewart Morris - Singer member of the Ten Tenors
- Nick Smart - sports journalist for The Gold Coast Bulletin
- Jim Wilson - television presenter for Seven Network
- Rod Young - news anchor for Seven Network
- Business and Politics
- Rob Borbidge - Premier of Queensland
- John Moore - former Federal Liberal Defence Minister
- Bill O'Chee - Queensland Senator
- Matthew Perrin - former Managing Director of Billabong
- Tom Ray - property developer 
- Glenister Sheil, Queensland Senator
- Major General Robert Harold Nimmo - Head of UN Military Observer Group in Pakistan & India (1952-1966)
- General Sir Arthur MacDonald, Chief of Defence Force Staff (1977-1979)
- Vice Admiral Sir David Stevenson, Chief of Naval Staff (1973–1976)
- Colonel Roger Bryett, Commanding officer of NORFORCE, (2002–2004)
- Rhodes Scholars
- Peter G Annand - 1972
- Ronald O Bennett - 1931
- Ainslie G. Ross Sheil - 1956
- Harley C Stumm - 1935
Student Exchange Program
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- ^ a b "TSS Prospectus" (PDF). Enrolment Information. The Southport School. http://www.tss.qld.edu.au/abouttss/files/tss_prospectus.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- ^ "AHISA Schools". Queensland. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20071102165145/http://www.ahisa.com.au/Display.aspx?tabid=2232. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- ^ "JSHAA Queensland Directory of Members". Queensland Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. http://www.jshaa.asn.au/queensland/directory/index.asp. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
- ^ "Brisbane Grammar School". School Search. Independent Schools Queensland. http://www.aisq.qld.edu.au/SchoolDetails.aspx?category=1&element=17&PKID=159. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- ^ "GPS Schools". Sport and Music. Brisbane State High School. http://www.brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au/home/extra1/pages/overview.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-27. [dead link]
- ^ "Our History and Tradition". About TSS. The Southport School. http://www.tss.qld.edu.au/abouttss/histandtrad.asp. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- ^ a b c d e f g h The Old Southportonian's Review No. 127 April 2006 (accessed:20-06-2007)
- ^ The Scots College Press Release Retrieved 16-09-2007[dead link]
- ^ a b c d Queensland Rhodes Scholars (accessed:18-05-2007)
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p TSS Sport Hall of Fame (accessed:18-05-2007)
- ^ Brad Moran
Members of the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC), Queensland, Australia
Anglican Church Grammar School | Brisbane Boys' College | Brisbane Grammar School | Iona College | Marist College Ashgrove | Moreton Bay Boys College | Padua College | St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace | Nudgee Junior College | St Joseph's Nudgee College | St Laurence's College | St Patrick's College | The Southport School | Villanova College
Members of Great Public Schools Association of Queensland Inc.
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