Nagle College

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Nagle College
Bairnsdale, VIC
Coordinates 37°50′15″S 147°35′13″E / 37.83750°S 147.58694°E / -37.83750; 147.58694Coordinates: 37°50′15″S 147°35′13″E / 37.83750°S 147.58694°E / -37.83750; 147.58694
Motto Luceat Lux Vestra 'Let your light shine'
Established 1958
Principal Mr. Neville Powles[1]
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 950+
Colour(s) Green and yellow
Affiliations Presentation Sisters, Salesians of Don Bosco, Roman Catholic Church

Nagle College is a Catholic Secondary School in Bairnsdale in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

Background and Location[edit]

Nagle College is a Catholic Regional College, established in 1958 to provide a Catholic Secondary Education for the families in the parishes of East Gippsland.

The College was founded by the Presentation Sisters who provided the leadership of the College until 1975. They named the school after their patron Nano Nagle. Mr Rod Nicholson was Principal from 1976 until 1988. The Salesians of Don Bosco took responsibility for the College in 1990.

From its beginnings in Francis Street the school has grown and developed, including moving to the current site on the western edge of the town in 1979.

House system[edit]

There are Seven different houses that exist at Nagle College. Bosco house is the newest house, added in the late 1990s when student numbers increased.

The houses are as follows:


  1. ^ "Nagle College Newsletter 30 November 2011". Nagle College. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ [1], Nagle College Website - Avila House
  3. ^ [2], Nagle College Website - Bosco House
  4. ^ [3], Nagle College Website - Chisholm House
  5. ^ [4], Nagle College Website - MacKillop House
  6. ^ [5], Nagle College Website - Newman House
  7. ^ [6], Nagle College Website - Polding House
  8. ^ [7], Nagle College Website - Xavier House