Old Boys

Old Boys’ Day (now Old Boys’ Weekend) had its origins in 1909, with a cricket match at the school. From then on, Headmaster Dixon gladly hosted an annual dinner for Old Boys, and the tradition has joyfully evolved over the years. In current times, the school and OSA co-host a range of events for our Oldest Old Boys through to our Young Old Boys, celebrating tradition and the unique community that is TSS. The shared experiences that now span two centuries bond our perpetual Band of Brothers, and this weekend provides a wonderful opportunity for our Old Boys to celebrate and reminisce.

We look forward to welcoming you.


One of the most established and active school alumni associations in Australia


The Old Southportonians’ Association (OSA) has a long and proud tradition with every man sharing the familiar experience of having attended The Southport School. One of the greatest attributes an Old Southportonian develops while being a part of our very special community is the sense of being a part of a Band of Brothers; a brotherhood that continues beyond the Dixon gates.

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Craig Hobart
OSA President - Craig Hobart

Through the elected and voluntary OSA Council, and with member support, the OSA is instrumental in providing opportunities for alumni to reconnect with their old school through many different activities and programs. OSA Branches, located both locally and internationally, play a key role in providing opportunities through functions and gatherings which the school is grateful for. The OSA provides financial assistance to families through bursary support, as well as contributing to capital and pastoral projects at the school. Mentoring is another key service the OSA offers to current students as well as to Young Old Boys commencing their studies and careers. The OSA publishes 12 newsletters each year; and all Old Boys receive a copy of the school magazine, Band of Brothers. The OSA has active Social Media accounts (TSS Old Boys) as well as LinkedIn, and Old Boys are encouraged to follow these for news and updates.

TSS treasures the ongoing involvement of its past students and yearly hosts the very popular and unique TSS Old Boys’ Weekend, helping alumni to reconnect with their peers throughout special events held both on and off campus. The weekend commences with a formal Older Old Boys’ Assembly providing an opportunity for current students to pay tribute to those who came long before them; as well as a variety of reunion events; and culminates in the Home GPS fixtures. Many memories are shared, and old friendships rekindled over this eagerly anticipated weekend.

We have over 18,500 Old Boys registered, with almost 16,000 recorded as living. TSS’ Oldest Old Boy is 103-year-old WWII veteran Joffre Bell who lives in Clifton, Qld. A passionate past student, Joffre has fond memories of his time at TSS. He first stepped foot on the grounds as an 11-year-old in 1932, where he joined McKinley House, and was one of just 100 boys in the school – all of whom were residing in the TSS Clocktower building.


The school has certainly changed a lot since Mr Bell’s time as a student. Read more about Mr Bell and his ongoing involvement with TSS.

Read Mr Bell's Story

Please stay in touch

The OSA maintains a comprehensive and interactive website for members. Amongst the website’s many features, Old Boys can reach out to their peers; update their details; and purchase exclusive OSA merchandise.

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The OSA office is located near TSS Main Reception in the Dixon building, and is open Monday to Wednesday during school terms.

Enquiries and updates can be directed to E: [email protected] | P: 07 5531 9803.

Urgent matters out of these hours can be directed to E: [email protected] | P: 07 5531 9911 (Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 4.15pm).

Chapel and Chaplaincy matters should be directed to TSS Chaplain, Reverend John Dougherty E: [email protected]).