GO IT BLUE
Live where others will take,
Own your decisions, be accountable,
Invest in your own success,
Talent does not substitute for character,
Build your skills by exploring the unknown,
Lean into a challenge, as that is where you will grow,
Understand and appreciate the beauty of diversity,
Embrace opportunities to lead (know the way, go the way, show the way).
Welcome to Blackheath & Thornburgh College, one of North Queensland’s renowned, co-educational schools. BTC is a school dedicated to understanding and meeting the differing needs of our students in each phase of their development.
As a small College, every student knows they are an important part of our ‘family’ and from their first day at school, your child will be in an environment where they are valued for what they offer as an individual. We understand our students and work with them to help them develop their potential and discover the endless opportunities that await.
Blackheath & Thornburgh College is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational College caring for day and boarding students from Kindy to Year 12.
Founded in 1919, generations of students, parents and staff have enjoyed the advantages of a quality academic and co-curricular program in our structured and supportive environment.
Our parents appreciate the friendly, family atmosphere that is experienced throughout our campus and can be confident that their children have access to high quality educational opportunities.
2025 Scholarship and Bursary Applications will OPEN on 1 March 2024, closing on 30 May, 2024. Scholarship categories include:
For over 100 years Blackheath & Thornburgh College has been providing education and opportunities for students from across regional and remote areas of QLD.
As we move into the future, the College is focused on continuing to provide high quality, equitable educational opportunities for all members of our College community.
Blackheath & Thornburgh College provides a diverse curriculum focused on developing a pathway to success for each child in our care. Each time our students engage in traditional curriculum areas alongside school developed interest-based electives, weekly House based challenges, community events, volunteering, Interschool sports and academic activities they are asked to Go It Blue! This motto not only forms the basis for many College traditions it also encompasses the key values and beliefs that provide the answers to the questions many families consider when looking at schools.
With a large boarding cohort, our staff understand the huge sacrifices made by many of our families in sending their children away to boarding school. The transition is not always smooth and can have some ups and downs as students and their families adjust to a new environment. Our boarding team has worked to develop communication pathways and opportunities to connect with parents alongside initiatives to promote a healthy and positive environment for their boarding communities. Students have access to high quality nutrition, comfortable living conditions and a range of active opportunities to keep the blood pumping and minds moving. Whether it’s volunteering with the local cricket club to prepare fields and facilities, supporting our P&F ladies in the canteen at the sale yards, assisting behind the scenes at the local Eisteddfod or lending a hand for the annual Show, our students have regular opportunities to actively engage with the community.
Our Junior School students thrive in a small and supportive setting with an outstanding team of educators working to build on the foundational skills that create lifelong learners. Each student from Pre-Prep to Year 6 has access to specialist teachers for HPE, Visual Art and Music with additional opportunities in Drama for our Year 3/4 cohort. Preparing our Year 5/6 students for the transition to our secondary setting is a key focus with classes exploring opportunities in Manual Arts and Home Economics.
Our team of educators are constantly looking for innovative ways to provide students with the knowledge to explore, evolve and expand their talents in our student focused community. With a diverse student body we aim to ensure each and every student leaves the College accountable, reliable and ready to contribute in an ever changing world.
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Blackheath and Thornburgh College, Charters Towers QLD
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