St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools (SAPSS)

"A complex of schools providing a first class Catholic education in a caring, disciplined environment"


St Joseph's Regional College, MacKillop College, and Newman Senior Technical College support the mission and vision of St Agnes' Parish by:

  • Promoting an attitude of excellence among students and staff;
  • Providing students with a Catholic education in a caring, supportive and disciplined environment;
  • Maintaining the self esteem of all students by applying Christian values of love, kindness, and understanding in all we do;
  • Working with students and colleagues to maintain a professional and cohesive team, accepting responsibility for our personal and professional development and respecting one another's dignity and self worth at all times.


1969 - The first Year 7-10 school, St Joseph's Regional High School was opened in Warlters Street, run by the Sisters of St Joseph.

1979 - St Joseph's Vocational College was started – offering an alternative Year 11 and 12 curriculum for students wishing to go from school to employment.

           It moved to its Hay Street site in 1980.

1988 - MacKillop Senior College opened offering a traditional HSC curriculum for students.

1993 - The Marian Hospitality Centre opened and the VOCOL Skills Centre Workshops upgraded in Acacia Avenue.

1995 - St Paul's High School opened.

2003 - MacKillop Senior College MPC and extensions opened.

2006 - St Joseph's Vocational College becomes the Australian Technical College.

2007 - The Australian Technical College is re-built in Boundary Street.

2009 - The Australian Technical College becomes Newman Senior Technical College.

2009 - Relocation of St Joseph's Regional College to College St, completing Stage 1-3.

2010 - Stage 6 is added to St Joseph's Regional College.

2015 - St Paul's High School and MacKillop Senior College amalgamate to become MacKillop College.