The Great Public Schools Association of Queensland Inc. (GPS) is an elite association of nine south-east Queensland secondary schools established in 1918. With the exception of Brisbane State High School , GPS schools are all-boys private schools. The GPS competition is only open to male students, with the exceptions of Debating and Chess. The corresponding south-east Queensland athletic competition for female secondary school students is the Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA). The GPS competition encompasses a variety of sporting and cultural activities.