Catholic Ethos and Practice

Columba Catholic College, located in St. Columba's Parish, is an open and welcoming, educational community, fostering a love of God through commitment to Catholic traditions and promotion of Gospel values:

  • Witness to the community
  • Faith
  • Openness
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Acceptance
  • Equality

Students are encouraged to discover their responsibilities in this world and to respond to their experience in positive Christian ways.

The College respects the diversity of family faith situations, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Specific faith development programs include:

A Religious Education program which attempts to:-

  • raise questions on human existence
  • raise an awareness of God's love in everyday life
  • enlighten students to a Christian lifestyle

Opportunities for Personal Reflection

  • reflection days/prayer groups
  • retreats/Christian Living Camps
  • sacramental program support

Opportunities for Christian service

  • collections for charitable organisations
  • Amnesty International/St. Vincent de Paul/ Edmund Rice
  • support of a youth group
  • visitation to the aged
  • Parish involvement


  • Formal celebratory liturgies
  • Sacramental reception programme
  • investiture program for school leaders
  • Lent and Easter programme
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • daily/group prayer
  • Feast Days.


Contact Details

PO Box 274
Charters Towers QLD 4820


Mt Carmel Campus

Phone: 07 4787 1744
Fax: 07 4787 4986
6-8 Hackett Terrace
Charters Towers QLD 4820

St Mary's Campus

Phone: 07 4754 6333
59-69 Mary Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

21 Apr

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