The Southport School
|The Southport School|
Latin: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat
Let him who deserves the palm of victory bear it.
|Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, Day & Boarding|
|Founder||Rev. Horace Henry Dixon|
|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 Pre-school to Year 12, including 276 boarders from Years 7 to 12.
The school is affiliated with the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA), 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.
|1901 – 1929||Rt. Rev. Horace Henry Dixon OBE|
|1930 – 1935||Bertram George Lawrance|
|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 Herald Sun (Melbourne)
- Jim Wilson - television presenter for Seven Network
- Paul Whittaker - Editor, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
- 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
The Southport School is involved in a Student Exchange Program with the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America and Collingwood School in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Pacific Cable Station
The Pacific Cable Station was relocated to the school in 1982.
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- "AHISA Schools". Queensland. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- "JSHAA Queensland Directory of Members". Queensland Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
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- The Old Southportonian's Review No. 127 April 2006 (accessed:20-06-2007)
- The Scots College Press Release Retrieved 16-09-2007[dead link]
- Queensland Rhodes Scholars (accessed:18-05-2007)
- TSS Sport Hall of Fame (accessed:18-05-2007)
- Brad Moran