College Life

It is an old fashioned term to say that boarders are the heart and soul of any school which offers residential facilities, but nonetheless, it still describes very well the sense of participation and pride which boarders feel for their College - whether it is during the school day, or whether it is in enjoying their ‘big backyard'. Boarders are part of the College 24/7 and as such they participate in everything which occurs during the school year.

Most boarders enjoy being boarders. There are some for whom it is a struggle, but they can usually find something in the wide range of opportunity which boarding provides to help them enjoy their day, and to move forward and grow into fine young women and men.

Boarding at Columba Catholic College not only provides students with the opportunity to grow up with children their own age, but it also affords them the opportunity to interface with a variety of adults whose life experiences, pastoral care, and professional training enable them to provide your son or daughter with constant, safe, and nurturing care.


Girls live at St Mary's campus which is closer to the city of Charters Towers. The campus is beautifully landscaped, there's a pool and garden area which is very relaxing, and the accommodation boasts a modern boarding facility with plenty of space for students to find their spot in boarding.


Boys live at Mt Carmel campus with its myriad of sporting facilities, open spaces, a working farm, and boarding facilities which are as good as any in Queensland. Both campuses provide computing facilities, and students are welcome to bring their own laptops.

To arrange a tour of boarding facilities please call the Office on 07 4787 1744.


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

20 May

We are in week 6 of Term 2
There are 9 weeks in Term 2

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