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Kelso High Campus

Kelso High Campus

Coordinates33°24′45″S 149°36′51″E / 33.412413°S 149.614224°E / -33.412413; 149.614224
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school campus
MottoTruth, Courtesy, Co-Operation
Established1976; 48 years ago (1976)
(as Kelso High School)
School districtBathurst; Rural South and West
Educational authorityNSW Department of Education
Teaching staff62.9 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment759[1] (2018)
Colour(s)Green, black, white

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

Established in 1976 as Kelso High School, the school amalgamated with Bathurst High School in 2007 to form Denison College of Secondary Education. In 2018 Kelso High Campus enrolled approximately 760 students from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom approximately 15 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 Michael Sloan.


Kelso High was established 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 Year 7 and Year 8.[3] The school moved to its present site in 1978 and remains on this site, despite a fire that totally destroyed the school in August 2005.[4] 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.[5]

Denison College of Secondary Education

The 2005 fire which destroyed Kelso High led to the formation of Denison College of Secondary Education. The college was created to share curriculum, facilities and staff between Kelso and Bathurst High campuses in order to enhance student choice.[6]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Denison College of Secondary Education, Kelso High Campus, Kelso, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Kelso High Campus. New South Wales Department of Education. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  3. ^ KHC Website (retrieved 25 December 2008)
  4. ^ Veness, Peter (21 January 2006). "Electrical fault likely cause of Kelso blaze". The Western Advocate. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  5. ^ Eddy, Louise (18 December 2007). "Out of the ashes rises new school". The Western Advocate. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  6. ^ Martin, Gerald (25 February 2010). Bathurst Electorate Public Education (Speech). Hansard. Legislative Assembly: Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Ashley Franks Bio". Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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