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Welcome to Blackheath & Thornburgh College

Charters Towers - Queensland

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Blackheath & Thornburgh College 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 them and work with them to help them develop their potential and discover the endless opportunities that await.

Pre-Prep to Year 6

The early years of a child’s life are critical in shaping their subsequent development and our Junior School helps shape young children’s abilities to cope with and benefit from subsequent schooling.

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Year 7 to Year 12

Our Senior School is a dynamic and energetic environment with strong and trusted connections between students, their teachers and the wider community.

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Boarding at BTC

We understand the importance of choosing a boarding education & we aim to provide your child with the highest possible level of care in our family-centred community.

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Our difference

We take a whole-of-school approach, providing a fully-rounded educational programme and opportunities for children to develop a vibrant enthusiasm for a wide range of subjects and interests. 

Your child’s education at Blackheath & Thornburgh College is:

  • A partnership of learning and teaching.
  • An opportunity to immerse, discover and develop.
  • A realisation that being ‘at school’ is a wonderful, awe-inspiring time.
  • The start of a lifetime of discovery.
  • Character building, with a focus on individuality.
  • Care and nurture for each and every student.

Latest News

By Rusty / February 17, 2020

Blackthorn Bulletin Week 4 Term 1

Click on the PDF link below to view the latest Blackthorn Bulletin in 2020.

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By Rusty / February 11, 2020

Commemorative Name Bricks

Your name will go down in history! A unique and lasting record of your support and association with BTC! Memories...

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By Rusty / January 30, 2020

An evening with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Changing Brains, Exploring a New Reality – Neuroplasticity and Learning In this presentation Barbara Arrowsmith-Young will talk about how harnessing...

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By Rusty / January 15, 2020

“Blackheath”: Celebrating 100 Years

The possibility of establishing a girls’ college had been in Bacon’s thoughts from the very beginning of his venture into...

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