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Bathurst High Campus

Bathurst High Campus
of Denison College of Secondary Education

Coordinates33°24′47″S 149°34′10″E / 33.41306°S 149.56944°E / -33.41306; 149.56944
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school campus
MottoLatin: Altiora Peto
("I seek higher things")
Established1 October 1883; 140 years ago (1883-10-01)
(as Bathurst High School)
School districtBathurst; Rural South and West
Educational authorityNSW Department of Education
PrincipalKen Barwick
Enrolment1,075[1] (2018)
Campus typeRegional
Colour(s)Royal blue and gold

The Bathurst High Campus (abbreviated as BHC or BHS) of Denison College of Secondary Education is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school campus, located in Bathurst, in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1883 as Bathurst High School, the school amalgamated with Kelso High School in 2007 to form Denison College of Secondary Education. In 2018 Bathurst High Campus enrolled approximately 1,200 students from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom approximately eleven percent identified as Indigenous Australians and six percent were from a language background other than English.[1] The campus is operated by the NSW Department of Education; and the Campus Principal is Ken Barwick.[2]

The campus has several bands and a range of art, visual design, dance and drama classes, and debating teams.

Denison College of Secondary Education

After the August 2005 fire which destroyed Kelso High, Denison College was formed to share curriculum, facilities and staff between schools in order to enhance student choice.[3] Bathurst High has since undergone a name change from Bathurst High School to Bathurst High Campus; and is a campus of Denison College of Secondary Education.[4]

Astley Cup

The Astley Cup is a long-standing sporting competition between Bathurst High, Orange High and Dubbo Senior College. The Astley Cup incorporates rugby league, girls and boys soccer, tennis, hockey, basketball, karate, netball, polo and athletics. The Astley Cup also includes the coveted Mulvey Cup debating competition. Bathurst High has had a long history of victory in this debating competition, successfully taking out the cup this year.[when?] The campus mascots for the Astley Competition are Frosty the bear and Malfoy the dragon.

One of our star swimmers, Jacob Roffe, is looking forward to a time that Swimming can be officially introduced to the Astley Cup.

Bathurst High School Song

Comrades all united by a common bond we throng.
Teachers, scholars, athletes lift your heads and join the song.
Through this sunny country let it echo, loud and long.
We are the Bathurst High School.
Hurrah! Hurrah! For we are young and free!
Hurrah! Hurrah! Triumphant we shall be!
Seeking higher things until we gain our victory,
For our beloved High School.
Flaunting to the heavens now our royal blue and gold,
Forth we go adventuring, like doughty knights of old.
Seeking fame and glory, and inheritance untold,
We are the Bathurst High School.
Hurrah! Hurrah! For we are young and free!
Hurrah! Hurrah! Triumphant we shall be!
Seeking higher things until we gain our victory,
For our beloved High School.
For our beloved High School.

Notable alumni

This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. Please improve this article by removing names that do not have independent reliable sources showing they merit inclusion in this article AND are alumni, or by incorporating the relevant publications into the body of the article through appropriate citations. (July 2019)

See also


  1. ^ a b "Denison College of Secondary Education, Bathurst High Campus, Bathurst, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Bathurst High Campus. New South Wales Department of Education. 31 May 2019. p. 3. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  3. ^ Martin, Gerald (25 February 2010). Bathurst Electorate Public Education (Speech). Hansard. Legislative Assembly: Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Teach Web". Teach Web list. Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
  5. ^ "NSW Rhodes Scholars" Archived 15 September 2007 at the Wayback MachineUniversity of Sydney list, (retrieved 16 April 2007)
  6. ^ "Rhodes Scholar offers advice" Sun Herald 16 January 1994 page 9

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