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The Winton Centre

The much-anticipated opening of The Winton Centre is almost here!

A.B. Paterson College parents and community are invited to book a tour of this beautiful facility.

For more information and to book your tour go to https://registration.abpat.qld.edu.au/

A.B. Paterson College Foundation Invitation to High Tea

The A.B. Paterson College Foundation invites you to attend an indulgent High Tea at Videre Restaurant, Royal Pines Resort, at 11am on Sunday 4 August 2019.

Situated on Level 21 with expansive views of the Gold Coast hinterland and skyline, Videre’s famous High Tea features an irresistible sweet and savory selection, including freshly baked scones, macaroons, pastries and gourmet sandwiches, served with espresso coffee or loose-leaf tea. Or perhaps a glass of French champagne is more your style? Come and treat yourself at the A.B. Paterson College Foundation High Tea!

$39 per person – inclusive of Signature High Tea, tea and espresso coffee.

Book your seat today at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/high-tea-ab-paterson-college-foundation-tickets-63099412040 

*Additional coffee & tea must be purchased. Champagne not included.

Entertainment Book 

Buy a new Membership from A.B. Paterson College and receive a BONUS Caltex eGift Card!

Right now until midnight 14 June, when you buy an Entertainment Membership you will also receive a bonus $10 Caltex StarCash eGift Card plus the chance to win 2 return flights to London and a Westfield $500 gift card!

The E-Membership is also available online. Simply purchase the electronic version and download. The electronic version can be shared on up to 4 individual devices, so you may share your membership with family and friends. Or purchase the book online and pop into reception located in the Rickard Administration building to collect you book.

There is still time to purchase the Entertainment Book before the school holidays begin.

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership! SUPPORT US NOW!

Purchase your new 2019 | 2020 Membership TODAY, and support A.B. Paterson College! www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1r44178

Thank for your support!
A.B. Paterson College, Toni Kirton, TKirton@abpat.qld.edu.au


Prep 2021

Closing date for registration of siblings of current students is Friday, 28 June 2019.

The College will not be able to offer family preference to any siblings for Prep 2021, if registered after this date.

Prep 2021 (students born between 1 July, 2015 and 30 June, 2016)

Please contact Mrs Karen Milburn,
Head of Admissions, for an Application Form on 5561 4140 or
Forms may also be downloaded from the website at

Premier's Reading Challenge 

Prep to Year 9 Students – 13 May until 23 August

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, and children enrolled in an early childhood centre or program. The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning.

For Prep — Year 9 students to successfully complete the challenge they must read or experience an allocated number of books based upon their year level during the reading period. Students who complete the challenge will have their efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland.

Year level
Number of books
Prep – Year 2
Read or experience 20 books
Years 3 – 4
20 books
Years 5 – 9
15 books

Reading Log:

For further information, please contact Ms Parkinson or Ms Siberry in the A.B. Paterson College Libraries, or visit the Premier's Reading Challenge website https://readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au/.


Co-Curricular Directory 2019

The Co-Curricular Directory details information about Performing Arts Choir and Instrumental rehearsal schedule, Instrumental Lessons, Sport and other co-curricular programs available before and after school.

This directory is available to download from our website under Co-Curricular The Arts or Co-Curricular Sport or Community Event Flyers.




We are now on Instagram!

For Instagram fans,you can now follow us at www.instagram.com/a.b.patersoncollege/

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 you can remain in contact.

Student Services Phone Number 55 614 137

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 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).