Mackay Private School
Established in 1983 as Emmanuael Catholic School, with classes ranging from Years 1-7, it soon expanded to years 1-10 in 1986. The school continued as a Year 1 to Year 10 school until a preschool was established in 1992. The school took part in a Renewal Process in 1990, which resulted in a name change from Emmanuel Catholic School to Emmanuel College.
A second renewal in 1995 recommended that Emmanuel College be discontinued and in its place two schools be established – Emmanuel Catholic Primary School for Pre-school to Year 7 students and Holy Spirit College for students from Years 8 to 12.