Somerset College Australia
The College opened with a simple ceremony on 27 January 1983 with 158 students in classes from Years 1 to 8. Somerset's first Headmaster was Mr Rod Wells. By the commencement of Term Four, total school enrolments had grown to 248, 189 of which were in the Junior School. The growth of numbers through this first year proved that there was a need for another independent school on the Gold Coast and, indeed, secured the College's future.