A Short History of St. Paul's College

   The first school on the site was established in 1965 by the Catholic community of the Macleay Valley and staffed by the Christian Brothers.

   By 1968 St. Paul's catered for boys from year 5 to fourth form. November 1973 marked the opening of the girls school (and we were in the 3rd term of
   Year 7) on the eastern side of the boys school, run by the Sisters of Mercy.

   St. Paul's and St. Pius X Regional High School (the girls' school) were administered separately but shared the library and science facilities.

   In 1980 the two schools were amalgamated to form the Macleay Regional Catholic High School (we were long gone by then!).

   The school reverted to the original name of St. Paul's College in 1985, but retained the MRCHS school motto of 'Let Your Light Shine'.

   Throughout this time the school had operated as a 7-10 school with students leaving at the end of year 10 to continue their education or to find employment.
   However in 1991 the first year 11 students were enrolled, and two years later became our first HSC candidates.















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