Our History

In the 1960s, St Paul’s College was established in Altona North by the Marianist Order, inspired by the vision of their founder, Blessed Joseph Chaminade.
The Marianists conducted the College for twenty years. In 1985, the first lay principal, Mr Christopher Dean, was appointed.
The names of the College Houses reflect our Marianist heritage, celebrating previous headmasters (Winters, McCoy and McCluskey), the Parish Priest of Williamstown in the 60s – (Cassidy),  and the founder of the Marianists himself, (Chaminade).
In 2006, Emmanuel College was established.  Emmanuel – ‘God with us’ – is one of the prophetic names assigned to Jesus. The College motto – Life to the full – is from John’s Gospel: ‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10).
In 2008,  the co-educational Notre Dame Campus in Point Cook opened and the existing all-boys campus became St Paul’s Campus. Since then, the Notre Dame Campus has been through a rapid period of growth,  with major building works taking place each year. St Paul’s Campus has also experienced further growth and development.

St Paul's Campus

423 Blackshaws Road Altona North VIC 3025 Australia

Notre Dame Campus

2-40 Foxwood Drive Point Cook VIC 3030 Australia