Nagle College was built on the present site in 1964. A small group of Presentation Sisters, under the leadership of Sr Mary Alphonsus Thearle, began Nagle Girls’ High School. The school takes its name from the founding member of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle.
The school opened in 1965, comprising of two classes each of Years 7 to 9, and one class of Year 10 students. The school was surrounded by bushland, and the grounds and buildings had to be expanded to cope with the rapid growth in the area. In the ensuing years, the school added necessary buildings and enlarged recreation areas, as it continued to grow in numbers.
In 1993, the Presentation Sisters withdrew from Nagle and the first lay Principal was employed. A major rebuilding program commenced at this time, and in 1999 Nagle enrolled its first Year 11 cohort.
The philosophy of the Presentation Sisters, ‘In Deed Not Word,’ is still the cornerstone of all that is taught and practised at Nagle, and the College continues to maintain a close relationship with the Sisters. It is a member of the Nagle Education Alliance of Australia NEAA.
Today’s Nagle College is a modern, well-equipped secondary school for girls, serving a multicultural community. It enjoys an enviable reputation in the area for achieving outstanding HSC results and for its role in supporting the wider Blacktown community.