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Agency ID1460
TitleSouthport Special School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 12/3/1962
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides education for children with intellectual and other disabilities.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
4462Admission Registers - Southport Special School 19/5/1981 11/10/1992
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
404Department of Education 12/3/1962 12/2/2004
10713Department of Education and the Arts 12/2/2004 13/9/2006
10887Department of Education, Training and the Arts 13/9/2006 26/3/2009
11172Department of Education and Training 26/3/2009 3/4/2012
11451Department of Education, Training and Employment 3/4/2012 16/2/2015
11654Department of Education and Training (II) 3/3/2015 12/12/2017
11842Department of Education (II) 12/12/2017 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1962, Vol CCIX, No 34, p. 774.
Queensland Parliamentary Papers. Session of 1963/64 p.633 [3]
Queensland Parliamentary Papers. Session of 1971 p.719 [9]
Dept of Education,Queensland [1988] Directory of Queensland State Schools. p129 ref.10/3026
Education Department, "School Openings, Closures and Name Changes - Recent Events", viewed 22 Nov 2007,
Education Department, "School openings, closures & name changes - recent events", viewed 23 Jan 2008

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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1964-1988
Education (General Provisions) Act & Amendment Act 1989
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Opened in 1962 as Gold Coast State Opportunity School at Southport; however is referred to as early as 1967 in correspondence as Southport Special School.
From 1979 the school is no longer referred to by its former name in correspondence. However, Southport Special School is considered to have opened as a new school in c.1970 when the school was expanded with new buildings. The name was changed on 1 Jan 2003 to The Kumbari Avenue School - Gold Coast: An Education Queensland State School. On 19 September 2008 the school underwent a name-change again to Southport Special School.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1460, Southport Special School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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