Burdekin Catholic High School

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Burdekin Catholic High School
45 Gibson St
Ayr, Queensland, 4807
Coordinates 19°34′37.58″S 147°24′32.24″E / 19.5771056°S 147.4089556°E / -19.5771056; 147.4089556Coordinates: 19°34′37.58″S 147°24′32.24″E / 19.5771056°S 147.4089556°E / -19.5771056; 147.4089556
Type Private, Co-ed, Secondary
Motto One in Christ
Established 1953
Founder Marist Brothers
Principal Greg Cameron
Staff 89
Teaching staff 58
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 548 (2013)
Classrooms 17 Classrooms, 3 Science Labs, 3 Computer Labs, 1 Music Room, 1 Home Economics/Hospitality Room
Campus type Rural
Houses Marcellin, Clarence and Polding
Colour(s) Maroon, White, Blue
Slogan One In Christ
Song Sub Tuum

Burdekin Catholic High School (commonly referred to as BCH or by its official acronym BCHS) is a private, co-educational Catholic secondary school in the town of Ayr, Queensland, Australia. The school is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Townsville. It is one of two high schools in the town, the other being Ayr State High School[1]


The school was established in 1974 as a result of the amalgamation of Edmund Campion College, founded by the Marist Brothers in 1953, and St Francis Xavier Convent High School, founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1945.

Student population[edit]

The school has a population of 548 students. The school has a reputation locally as being a progressive Christian school, with students born out of wedlock and students from all other faiths.[citation needed]


There are two multi-story buildings and an auditorium that used to function as a church. The school curriculum is the same as all other Queensland schools with the addition of Roman Catholic Religion