The first Year 7-10 school, St Joseph's Hastings Regional School was opened in Warlters Street, run by the Sisters of St Joseph.
St Joseph's Vocational College was started – offering an alternative Year 11 and 12 curricula for students wishing to go from school to employment. It moved to its Hay Street site in 1980.
MacKillop Senior College opened offering a traditional HSC curriculum for students.
The Marian Hospitality Centre opened and the VOCOL Skills Centre Workshops upgraded in Acacia Avenue.
The second Year 7-10 school – St Paul's High School was opened in Ocean Drive.
St Paul's High School completed.
MacKillop Senior College MPC and extensions opened.
St Joseph's Vocational College becomes the Australian Technical College.
The Australian Technical College is re-built in Boundary Street.
Stage 5 is added to St Joseph's Regional College.
A Chapel has been built in a basement area adjacent to the Study Centre and Library.
A stage has been added to the College Hall and also tiered seating in the mezzanine area.
A brand new Dance Studio has been built in the Creative & Performing Arts Centre as HSC Dance is offered for the first time.