TSS is home to one of the largest Army and Navy Cadet Units in Australia. Leadership in Cadets is strongly associated with leadership positions in the broader school environment.
TSS Cadets program is compulsory for Year 8 and 9 students with optional attendance in Years 10 to 12. Many graduates have forged distinguished careers within the Australian Defence Force, while others have employed their acquired skills to assume leading roles in commerce, law, agriculture, public service and medicine.
There are many aspects of life at TSS which help create an authentic and life shaping experience for the students who attend. One of The Southport School’s most treasured and indelible ties is the one it shares with Australia’s servicemen.
That they have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today, many leaving our shores never to return is certainly not lost on our school community and you will find various points of recognition throughout the school’s grounds.
The First 52 – represents the 52 young TSS students who volunteered to fight in World War I are now remembered in the names across our scholarship list.
TSS Cadets and outdoor education program embraces this philosophy, under the guidance of one of the country’s finest ex-servicemen in Mr Jason Sten CSM.
Jason Sten CSM is a decorated serviceman with the Australian Army, serving for more than 30 years, reaching the position of the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Second Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment and was part of ground force missions to East Timor twice, Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.
The Southport School thanks all those men and women who continue to serve Australia with great distinction around the world. Our country owes you a debt of gratitude it can never fully repay. Godspeed be with you. We hope you all return safely.