Fairbairn Nigel

Welcome to Blackheath & Thornburgh College, one of North Queensland’s renowned schools. We greatly value your interest in becoming part of our special College community of which we are so immensely proud.

BTC is a school dedicated to understanding and meeting the differing needs of our students in each phase of their development – from childhood, through adolescence and into young adulthood. As a small college, every student knows they are an important part of our ‘family’ and we build on this through wider teaching of respect, compassion and tolerance.

Generations of students, parents and staff have enjoyed the advantages of the quality academic and co-curricular programme we provide. In particular, parents appreciate the friendly, family atmosphere that is experienced throughout our co-educational campus and are confident that their children, whether day or boarding students, have access to high quality educational opportunities within our structured and supportive environment.

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 get to understand them, working with them – and you – so we can help develop their potential, discover the endless opportunities that await and importantly, become an asset to themselves and their families.

Please explore our site to find out more, and to further extend your understanding of how we work with parents and students. I invite you to join me on a school tour where we can discuss ways in which life’s amazing possibilities are explored on a daily basis, in every learning opportunity provided for our students.
I look forward to meeting with you.

Nigel Fairbairn, Principal