History and Philosophy
Our school began as Southport Mobile Education Program in 2014, running two separate programs for young people on the Gold Coast: Northside (Helensvale to Southport) and Southside (Southport to Currumbin). In April 2018, we moved into our permanent site, now known as Southport Flexible Learning Centre. Southport Flexible Learning Centre is committed to working with all young people who wish to re-engage with education, and who may have found challenges at mainstream school. These include mental health issues, behaviour challenges, learning difficulties and just not enjoying the academic nature of mainstream education.
We offer a range of activities throughout the week, including outdoor adventure-based learning, sports, arts, Mens’ and Womens’ activities, self-reflection workshops and much more. We provide breakfast and lunch for the young people, prepared by our own chef. We believe very strongly that our young people need to access a range of supports, and engage with community agencies such as Headspace, CYMHS, Ted Noffs, Education Queensland, Gold Coast Youth Service and Wesley Mission.