Minjum's story

Minjum dropped out of state high school when she couldn’t face other student’s reaction to her pregnancy and felt she didn’t fit in at a conventional school. She later enrolled at Southside as a year 11 student. Attending school while raising her young son and living independently, Minjum went on to successfully complete a Certificate III in Business and the Queensland Certificate of Education, as she wanted to become someone her child “looks up to”.

A commitment to learning

Student life at Southside is different to a traditional school. We have an interactive and innovative education program with small class sizes to ensure there is personalised learning support and additional assistance to improve literacy and numeracy skills. Our Year 7 to 9 students study in an integrated manner, learning from the Australian curriculum in an interactive, engaging and fun way. Sports, creative activities also play a key role. Senior students graduate with the opportunity to achieve their Queensland Certificate of Education, and also participate in nationally recognised vocational courses, through the school or local TAFE, as well as school-based traineeships. Work experience helps to develop skills and boost confidence. Students are encouraged to complete the Queensland Core Skills Test in Year 12.

Supporting young mothers

A free creche, run by Searchlight Inc, provides care on campus care for young mothers wanting to complete their education. Parenting support programs are also offered to students who are mothers or mothers-to-be.

Our involvement

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia as the first Australians, custodians of the land and country. We respect and regularly welcome Elders to our school to participate in he teach of culture. Students also participate in youth projects and community forums, cultural activities, the Inala Elder’s sewing circle, theatre, dance, music, art exhibitions and poetry. Our mentoring program includes camps, excursions and other activities to give students an opportunity to enjoy their youth and have fun. Physical healthy is also important at Southside and includes a sports carnival as well as weekly recreational activities like swimming, gym and inter-school sport.


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