Kelso High Campus

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Kelso High Campus
Bathurst, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°24′45″S 149°36′51″E / 33.412413°S 149.614224°E / -33.412413; 149.614224Coordinates: 33°24′45″S 149°36′51″E / 33.412413°S 149.614224°E / -33.412413; 149.614224
Type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Truth, Courtesy, Cooperation
Established 1976
Principal Mick Sloan (Michael)
Enrolment 780 approx
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Green, Black, White

Kelso High Campus (KHC) or as it was once known, Kelso High School, is a secondary school in Bathurst founded in 1976. Along with Bathurst High Campus it makes up the Denison College of Secondary Education.


Kelso High opened for the first time on 27 January 1976 in Waterworks Lane, Gormans Hill, Bathurst. It commenced with a teaching staff of 16, an ancillary staff of 8 and a student enrolment of 236 divided almost equally between Years 7 and 8.[1] The school moved to its present site in 1978 and remains open to this day despite a fire that totally destroyed the school in August 2005.[2] The school was housed in demountable buildings while a new school was being built. The new buildings were finished by the end of 2007, three months ahead of schedule. Students started the 2008 school year in the new facilities.[3]

Denison College of Secondary Education[edit]

In 2005 the fire which destroyed Kelso High led to the formation of Denison College. The college was created to share curriculum, facilities and staff between Kelso and Bathurst High in order to enhance student choice.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ KHC Website — (retrieved 25 December 2008)
  2. ^ Veness, Peter (21 January 2006). "Electrical fault likely cause of Kelso blaze". The Western Advocate. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ Eddy, Louise (18 December 2007). "Out of the ashes rises new school". The Western Advocate. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  4. ^ State Parliament Transcript Archived 16 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine. — (retrieved 24 August 2008)

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