Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers QLD







Established: 1998

Principal: Dan Kyle (Acting)

Address: 6-8 Hackett Terrace, Charters Towers 4820


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Tuition $3336 - 8120 Boarding $23408 - 28440 (Secondary)

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About our school

Following the footsteps of that early Irish Christian Missionary, Saint Columba of Iona, Columba Catholic College endeavours to provide deep learning for the mind, a spiritual base for the soul, an athletic dynamism for the body.

Current students, past students, future students and their parents all mesh into the Columba Family which incorporates those parts of our history which once were Mount Carmel College, St. Mary’s College, and St. Columba’s Primary School of Charters Towers. Please peruse the website, and the College itself, if you happen to be in Charters Towers. We hope that you feel most welcome.

Principal's Message

Welcome to Columba Catholic College, For over 140 years, Columba Catholic College has offered an outstanding student experience, encouraging students to be the best they can be with Courage, Commitment and Compassion. With outstanding contemporary facilities across two campuses, we offer a high quality learning experience and value each individual. Our mission is to ensure that each student is known, cared for and respected. As the educational and faith leader of our school community, I have high expectations of our students, staff and families as we work together to foster a culture of excellence; a culture that permeates all aspects of school life.

Columba is a vibrant co-educational P-12 Catholic College that caters for the full needs of families and students with both day and boarding opportunities. With a kindergarten on site, facilitated by Catholic Kindy’s, our educational setting gives families a seamless educational experience spanning across the early, middle and senior years phases of learning. Our P-12 setting gives students access to a wide range of curricular opportunities matched to current and emerging pathways. Students are also afforded an extensive offering of co-curricular activities to grow their spiritual, social, sporting and cultural gifts. Columba Catholic College is a place where children can confidently be themselves in a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment.

“A good school provides education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, above this, should help its students to become saints.” Pope Benedict XVI Our focus is your child’s personal growth and like you, our staff are committed to the development of your child. Students at Columba Catholic College have a sense of purpose. Every day, every lesson and every act of service to others counts. As the first educators of your children, we want to work in partnership with you to develop the spiritual, academic, social and emotional capacities of your children to enable them to live a full and meaningful life and to be active contributors to the world in which they work and live.

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 412 420 397 425 389
Year 5 520 480 508 524 499
Year 7 509 469 502 483 503
Year 9 556 529 548 548 556

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 430 419 388 444 388
Year 5 501 474 488 496 479
Year 7 525 496 529 503 508
Year 9 546 535 543 546 552

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:

Campus Locations

Main Campus

6-8 Hackett Terrace, Charters Towers, 4820

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