Ryan Catholic College

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Ryan Catholic College
Canterbury Road, Kirwan, Townsville, Queensland

Coordinates19°18′53.54″S 146°43′03.72″E / 19.3148722°S 146.7177000°E / -19.3148722; 146.7177000Coordinates: 19°18′53.54″S 146°43′03.72″E / 19.3148722°S 146.7177000°E / -19.3148722; 146.7177000
TypeIndependent co-educational primary and high day school
Religious affiliation(s)Diocese of Townsville
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1979; 40 years ago (1979)
PrincipalDavid McNeale
EnrolmentApprox. 1990

Ryan Catholic College is a combined, co-educational, primary and secondary school in what is now the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It was established by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Townsville in 1979.[1] Ryan is the largest catholic school in Townsville.

It currently has over 1900 enrolments and employs approximately 200 teachers, it is unique in the fact that students are not required to address their teachers by their prefixes and last names. The students commonly address their respective teachers by their first names. Ryan Catholic College is broken up into 2 campuses with a junior school on the smaller campus, with the middle and senior schools located on the main (Ryan) campus.

A new two-storey building was constructed throughout 2007 on the main campus; the building houses classrooms, toilets, showers and a staffroom. The building replaces the former 'temporary' I block, which has been moved and now functions as a permanent set of classrooms.

In 2011, the college opened its newest building, the Emmaus Hall.


  1. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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