Catholic Secondary Colleges


Holy Family Catholic Primary School enjoys a strong relationship with our two Catholic Secondary Colleges located in Bathurst. It is natural for our students to progress to St Stanislaus’ College and MacKillop College when they successfully complete their primary schooling.

Each year, a pathways program assists our Year 6 students to become orientated to each of the Catholic Colleges prior to entering Year 7.


Parents need to formally apply for an enrolment place at St Stanislaus’ or MacKillop College. Contact the College directly to seek an enrolment application. Students should be enrolled early in the final year of attendance at primary school.



- A Catholic Country Boarding and Day School for Boys –

Stannies has a proud tradition and rich history. The College has operated in Bathurst since 1867. The College seeks to proclaim the gospel in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul through the formation of students and all associated with the school, with special emphasis given to the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth of each person within and for the larger community. Accent is placed on care of the individual boy through the Tutor System, counseling and direction by the Religious and Lay Members of Staff. The College aims to work with parents in the task of education; creating an environment which reflects the spirit of Christ in a strong and faithful way, and calls forth the best in those who are part of the school.

Head of College: Dr Anne Wenham
Address: Bentinck Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Contacts: Ph: 6331 4177



- A Girls Catholic Day School for Girls –

MacKillop is a Diocesan school with a proud tradition and rich history. The College was established in 1967. The College aims to educate the whole person and is ‘A Catholic Faith community dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.’

The College celebrates the spirit of Mary MacKillop and draws inspiration from the Sisters of St Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy who have taught in the school.

Principal: Mr Steve Muller
Address: Gormans Hill Road, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Contacts: Ph: 6338 2200


Trade Training Centre: In 2009, an announcement was made that MacKillop, Stannies and St Joseph’s Oberon were successful in a collaborative application to have a Trade Training Centre funded by the Commonwealth Government. The total project will be funded to the tune of $3.2M.

MacKillop constructed a commercial kitchen with associated café restaurant in a freestanding building worth over $1.2M. This will benefit students studying Commercial Cooking and Catering Operations.

Stannies constructed a workshop, which focuses on metal trades training. This is a modern on-site facility, which greatly enhances trade-training opportunities for the boys.

  • Current primary school students who move on to MacKillop and Stannies will reap the benefits of this successful funding and subsequent building of new facilities.