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From the Head of The Preparatory School
The Southport School’s Preparatory School provides an outstanding education for
boys. A dedicated team of teachers who understand the special ways in which boys
learn carefully nurture authentic relationships based upon mutual respect and
genuine care. These relationships are the key to the Prep School’s success
as boys and teachers work together in setting and achieving Academic, Sporting
and Cultural goals.
It has been said of ‘Prep’, as the school is known, that the boys are busy and
happy. This is certainly the case with a full Academic program incorporating
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology and Robotics
programme, Physical Education and Health. These courses are carefully
constructed to provide challenges and include higher order thinking skills and
an understanding of multiple intelligence theory. A key feature of the
Prep School is the Gifted and Talented program which benefits from specialist
staff who work collaboratively with the class teachers to create an engaging
program for all students.
The key feature of a ‘Prep’ education is its holistic nature in which boys are
exposed to learning experiences from all spheres; academic, sporting, cultural
and spiritual. Our belief is that a well rounded boy grows up to become a young
man best equipped to confidently face the challenges of his adult life.
There exists a strong pastoral focus, predicated on a personal development
program which aims to foster resiliency and confidence.
The school is an Anglican School for boys and as such has a proud spiritual
tradition and a history of welcoming boys of all faiths. The growing
cosmopolitan nature of the Gold Coast ensures that the school is culturally
diverse with boys from many nationalities and cultures working harmoniously
The earliest years of education are arguably the most important. Establishing
the foundations for life-long learning while children are young is the best way
to create good learning and study habits. Just as the foundations are the
most important part when building a house, so too are the cornerstones of a
The years a boy spends at The Southport Preparatory School will help set him on
a course to achieving his potential.
I warmly invite all parents of sons to come and take a look at our wonderful
Head of Preparatory