Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton
Nagle Catholic College was founded in 1994 as a result of the amalgamation of St Patrick’s College (for boys) and Stella Maris College (for girls). Nagle Catholic College, located in Geraldton (a coastal, regional city with a population of approximately 25 000) is a coeducational boarding school for students from Years 8 - 12. It has a current enrolment of approximately 760 students.
The College’s day students come from Geraldton itself, or as far away as Northampton to the north or Dongara in the south. The boarders come from homes scattered throughout the State. Male and female boarders are accommodated in separate houses on St Patrick’s campus of the College and share dining facilities. The boarders, like their day-student counterparts, are involved in many of the sporting and community activities that abound in Geraldton.
The College staff is a nice blend of those who have made Geraldton their home (and who have been at Nagle for some time), and those who intend their stay in Geraldton to be only a few years while they teach at Nagle Catholic College before pursuing their careers elsewhere. This blend gives the College the twin advantages of stability and experience, on the one hand, and fresh blood and new ideas on the other.
Teachers at Nagle Catholic College are involved in a broad spectrum of activities which the area has to offer, from the obvious surfing and windsurfing (of which Geraldton lays claim to the title of world capital), to golf, a huge range of more active sports, horse-riding and related activities, choral and dramatic pursuits, and so it goes on.
Quite a number of the staff of Nagle Catholic College have young families and they speak enthusiastically of Geraldton as a great place to raise a family. In short, Nagle people heartily endorse the slogan of a local promotion activity, "Give me Geraldton