Shalom Catholic College

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Shalom College is a Catholic school in Bundaberg, Queensland. The College was established in 1984 as a merger of the local Christian Brothers' College for Boys and the Loyola College for Girls. The school's principal (as of 2012) is Dan McMahon. The College Population was most recently recorded as 1200


The main campus is set amongst thirteen hectares (34 acres) of bushland off of Fitzgerald Street, Bundaberg. Shalom is not a selective school. While it is a Catholic school, it welcomes students of other faiths. low fees are charged so as to not exclude prospective students. Entrance examinations are not a basis for selection. However, the school does require parents to agree to actively support its religious education programme and Christian ethos. Shalom College's Chaverim campus of eighty-five hectares (209 acres) is located at South Bingera, twenty-three kilometres (14 miles) south-west of Bundaberg. All students are given the opportunity to use its facilities from time to time, i.e. for camps, retreats, etc. The land on which the school is built was donated by Walter Adams. Mr Adams is buried in the Catholic cemetery, adjacent to the school grounds on Fitzgerald Street. The college sporting house "Adams" was named for Adams in recognition and appreciation of his generosity.

Sporting Houses[edit]

Adams, Chisholm, Hogan, Lingiari, MacKillop, McAuley, Rice, and Walsh.

Sporting House Patrons[edit]

Walter Adams

Richard "Nixon" Hogan

Caroline Chisholm

Vincent Lingiari

Catherine McAuley

Saint Mary Mackillop

Blessed Edmund Rice

Dean "Paddy" Walsh


At Shalom a wide range of sports and extra-curricular activities are offered. These activities include; Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Rowing and Surfing. Shalom Catholic College is also strongly represented in the region in events such as Track'n and Field, Swimming and Cross Country. However, three of the most noteworthy extra long curricular activities offered at Shalom are robotics, aero modeling and competitive computer gaming. These three activities set Shalom apart from all other schools in the region and result in many school children being involved in sport of some capacity at Shalom.

House Captaincy[edit]

At Shalom College each Sporting House has two house captains: traditionally one male and one female. This has been the case since the foundation of Shalom Catholic College.


Simon Doyle, Australian 1500m Men's Champion 1990.[1]

Pro BMX rider Jack Fahey.[2]

Suellen Cusack, Professional Singer

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Coordinates: 24°53′44″S 152°20′20″E / 24.8955°S 152.3388°E / -24.8955; 152.3388