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This week's WINNERS of the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition!

Congratulations to the winners for this week in the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition: 

Lea Peterson and Manuela Torgler

These lucky winners will receive $100 off their school fee invoice for Term 3 or Term 4 and will go into the main draw at the end of the competition to receive free tuition for their eldest child in Term 4.

Years 7-10 Need for Feed Program - 18-21 September 2017

The Need for Feed Program is a fun, cooking skills class to help boost your confidence in the kitchen! 

Where:  A.B. Paterson College in the M5 Kitchen
When:  During the school holidays 18-21 September 2017
Years 7-10 students only
Cost:   $30 and you get to eat everything your make!

For more information see Mrs Tanya Jeynes in Food Technology, M5 Kitchen.


Wright House Charity Raffle

Dear Year 1 -6 Parents and Guardians

In week 6 and 7, Senior School students will be selling raffle tickets in the Junior School Courtyards to raise money for the Wright House charity, World Vision. For $1 you will receive 2 tickets and for $2 you will receive 5 tickets.

This raffle is being done in collaboration with book week and there are 3 major prize baskets with books and chocolates for the winning students to enjoy.

Week 6:  (14 August to 18 August) - Tickets sold in May Gibbs Courtyard

Week 7:  (21 August to 25 August) - Tickets sold in Rickard Courtyard

For Prep students, a ticket book will be passed onto the Prep Learning Assistants. Prep students can bring their money taped to their diaries and give them to the learning assistants, and they will make sure that they are entered into the raffle.

Thank you for your support of this term's charity.

Marc Olivier – Head of Wright House

STEM Challenge 2017 for Years 7-10

23 & 24 November 2017 at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

Registrations close on 1 September 2017!

For further information click here





Old Collegians Wine & Cheese Soiree

Calling all A.B. Paterson College 'Old Collegians'! We would love to see you at next month's Wine and Cheese Soiree at Star Casino. It is shaping up to be a fantastic evening, with RSVPs flooding in.

If you haven't already, please RSVP to oldcollegians@abpat.qld.edu.au before Monday 28 August.

See you there!

Bullying. Harm. Stymie that.

Stymie - Australia's first anonymous online bullying alert system - is coming to A.B. Paterson College, empowering bystanders to speak up without fear.

PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: Tuesday 5 September, 6.15pm – 7.45pm, in the Dunlop Multi  Purpose Centre. All welcome.

STUDENT LAUNCH: Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September, in year groups from Years 4 - 12, in the Dawn Lang Performing Arts Centre, during school hours. 

Calling all budding STEMsters!

  • Are you in Years 7 -10?
  • Do you enjoy a challenge?
  • Would you like to work with other students from other school?
  • Do you like to solve problems?
  • Do you like making cool stuff?

Then STEM is for you!

When: November 23 and 24
Where: Griffith University
Why: Why not?  You learn, have fun and meet new friends.  You may also win a great prize.

Registration forms have been emailed home.  Please complete as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

Volunteers Wanted to Join our School Banking Team!

We are currently in need of  volunteers to assist with our School Banking program on a Wednesday morning from 8.30am until about 11am.

If you are interested, please contact our School Banking Co-ordinator, Helene Young on 0413 284 665.

School Banking Program 

This week's 'Lucky Banker' is Louise Lee of Year 3H and the 'Best Banking Class' is Year 2K!

For information on the School Banking competition, please visit our website.

Helene Young - School Banking Co-ordinator


Do not forget to register for the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition

The competition runs from 24 April to 14 September 2017 **

For 18 weeks, spotters will be out and about on the Gold Coast looking for cars with a College Bumper Sticker* attached. 

If you registered for the competition in 2016 you must register AGAIN for 2017!

To register:


1. Each week, two lucky winners will receive $100 off their school fee invoice for Term 3 or Term 4.

2. After two terms, all 36 lucky winners will be invited to an exclusive afternoon tea, where one family will be drawn to receive free tuition *** for their eldest child in Term 4.

Send in your email now. Good Luck!


* No need to change your sticker. If you need one, new stickers are available from Main Admin. reception

** The competition only runs in term time.

*** The prize covers the tuition fee only.

School Chess Program for Term 3

The school Chess Program for Term 3 will commence on Monday, 17 July until 11 September. 

Coaching day and time: Mondays 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Lower Maths Building
Cost per term: $93 per student

To register and pay for your child/ren, please go to www.gardinerchess.com.au and click on the 'parents' icon.

For more information click here or go to Community Event Flyers.

Total Football Academy at the College in Term 3

Total Football Academy will be running an after School soccer program during Term 3 at A.B. Paterson College. The program is for Prep to Year 4 Pupils. Registration forms will be distributed during a free demonstration.

During the 6 week program games will be played inside an inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of students, giving them a great soccer experience. Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting. As part of the program players can also purchase a soccer kit (Top and Shorts).

The program starts on Tuesday 25 July, 3.15pm - 4.15pm. To sign up online visit www.totalfootballacademy.com.au or call Danny Morton on 0473 344 778. Find us on Facebook for wet weather information and special offers.

School photos are available to view online at Advancedlife Photography

Orders due within 21 days

Dear Parents,

School co-curricular group photographs were taken recently. These groups may include sports teams / prefect groups, bands or other co-curricular groups and these groups images are now available for purchase at the advancedlife  A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE Community Portal.

Simply follow the link above or click order now to go directly to your community portal.

Important Information:

  • Co-curricular group photos can only be purchased online DO NOT return payment to school
  • If your child’s group or team has not yet been photographed and is scheduled to be photographed at a later date, you will receive an additional email notification when the images are ready to be ordered.
  • Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are ordered
  • Past years’ photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups are also available at your school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at enquiries@advancedlife.com.au

Wild After School Art Classes - For Junior School Students

Learn to create, draw and paint. Use your imagination! It’s fun for everyone.

Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Meet outside the canteen after school. Art class will be held in room F4 in the Farrer building.

  • Expert tuition artist/teacher.
  • Most art materials are supplied.
  • Free snacks are supplied.
Don’t miss out. Book now!!! Text now on 0402 328 987 (include student’s name and school) or phone 5577 3293 after 7.00pm.

2017 & 2018 Term Dates

For information on 2017 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/proposed-term-dates-2017

For information on 2018 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/term-dates-2018


Student Services Phone Number 55 614 137 (posted 21 April 2016)

To improve our service to parents, the College has reviewed the Student Services phone number to enable phone queries to be directed to the relevant area of the College.

Parents calling Students Services on 55 614 137 will notice that this number now has redirection options:

  • 1. Student Absences;
  • 2. Junior School enquiries;
  • 3. Senior School enquiries; and
  • 4. Sport and Co-curricular Activities.

Please note that Student Services also has an email address for reporting student absences at studentabsences@abpat.qld.edu.au

Other direct numbers parents are able to use are:

College Clinic                                   55 614 139
Uniform Shop                                  55 614 131
Swimming Centre                           55 614 167
After School Care                            55 614 155
Early Childhood Centre                 55 715 333

For all other enquiries, please use the 55 947 947 number (Reception).

Check out the College Facebook Page!

Regular updates are being posted on the A.B. Paterson College Facebook page, so please visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege and ‘Like’ us so that can remain in contact.