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The Southport School

Video TSS and STEPS camp Video

STEPS and TSS "Stand By Me" camp

Enjoy this glimpse inside The Southport School’s recent “Stand By Me Camp” where TSS hosted a crew of wonderful young men and women from STEPS Pathways. Valuing the importance of looking after each other, the TSS boys led many experiential learning activities requiring courage, initiative and teamwork, while allowing for self-discovery

Video TSS students in Oliver! Video

Behind the scenes at the TSS and St Hilda's School production of Oliver!

Check out what students, staff and parents from The Southport School and St Hilda’s School said on the opening night of their latest collaboration – a production of Oliver! The coming-of-age stage musical, Oliver!, is based upon the 1838 novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: “I’m nervous and excited because we’ve worked so hard for this. Twelve months of planning and eight months of just practise and practise. I’m sure we’ve got this,” said TSS student Max Scott

Reflections

The night the Northern Rivers went under

“I should have been on campus at The Southport School boarding, but I was on the family property in Alstonville, NSW, when the unprecedented flood event hit our region of the Northern Rivers. I had been sent home after testing positive to COVID-19, with no idea what was about to unfold,” says Year 12 TSS student Jack Thornton

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The Southport School Indigenous Program

A recent Australian Catholic University study shows that The Southport School’s innovative Indigenous Program is delivering across the board – notably the percentage of TSS First Nations students aspiring to go to university is higher than the national average. Twenty-nine First Nations students currently attend TSS, and twice a week they meet together to explore their cultures, including via storytelling in the school’s outdoor yarning circle

News

Flood response: message from the Archbishop

“The community’s overwhelming response to the 2011 floods showed how south-east Queenslanders pull together at times such as this. So I again encourage members of our Diocesan family to offer a helping hand in the massive clean-up. Our faith communities are already showing the resilience and generosity that we have come to rely upon in such weather events,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall