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Blackheath & Thornburgh College

Yrs 5 - 12 | Boarding and Day


55 King Street,


Telephone: (07) 4787 5100 
E-mail: or

Principal: Mr Simon Murphy

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Ms Maree Ballantyne - Head of Junior Boarding 

Mr Cor Bezuidenhout - Head of Senior Boarding

Telephone: (07) 4787 5130 
E-mail: or

Number in School: 270
Number of Boarders: 110

Blackheath and Thornburgh College is a vibrant Independent Boarding College located in the heart of Charters Towers. The College achieves excellent academic results, outstanding sporting success and nurtures the whole person, in a safe, country environment.


The College has been providing a broad, liberal curriculum for the children of Northern Australia since 1919 and is an ideal school for both country and city students.

  • co-ed