Illalong News

  • 30th January, 2020

From the Principal's Desk

Welcome to the first Illalong for the 2020 academic year and I wish to extend a particularly warm welcome to all our new families to A.B. Paterson College and to our returning families too. 

In 2020, A.B. Paterson College celebrates 30 years of operation. Our College started with the aim of achieving academic excellence in a caring environment, where cultural and sporting activities would be an integral part of students’ college life. Today, our College motto of ‘Excellence, Care and Commitment’ reflects the aims of its founders. Across our 30th Anniversary year, we have many opportunities to celebrate being part of this wonderful community – please do stay in touch by reading Illalong, but also downloading our A.B. App and joining us on our College Facebook page. 

A.B. Paterson College is very much a learning community and our College staff have been back for a few weeks, participating in professional development as well as catching up on research and trends in education to allow us to amalgamate this into our practices for the benefit of our students. 

Our College calendar is able to be downloaded to allow for planning for the variety of events across each term. Our first event is the Parent and Teacher social evening in the LPAC on Tuesday 11 February for Junior School parents, and Wednesday 12 February for Senior School parents. This is an opportunity to learn about school routines and meet your children’s teachers - we do hope to see as many parents attending these events as possible. It is a great opportunity to meet staff and to hear about the plans for the year and information relevant to your son and daughter’s education.

Across the term, a variety of the College’s Senior Leadership Team will write in our newsletter on a range of topics. It is our major form of communication to our College community about the latest research that is impacting our teaching and learning program, the achievements of staff and students, what we have said to students at assemblies and a reminder about the latest events in the school.

I am really excited about the year ahead and hope that you and your son or daughter are also looking forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year. Welcome to the 2020 Academic Year!

Joanne Sheehy
Principal/Head of College

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