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Honjo Higashi Visit - Register to be a Host Family!

Our Sister School, Honjo Higashi High School in Japan, will once again visit A.B. Paterson College this year.

2017 marks the 22nd year of our Sister School program.  Thirty students will participate in the program from Friday, 21 July 2017 to Sunday, 30 July 2017. This program provides both the visiting students and A.B. Paterson College families with a wonderful opportunity to share experiences and cultures and to develop lifelong friendships.

Host families would be expected to treat the visiting student as a member of the family during their ten- day stay.  If you are interested in hosting a student, please complete and return the attached form.

Please contact Michelle Barriga on MBarriga@abpat.qld.edu.au  if you would like any additional information on the hosting experience.

Labrador Hockey Club Notice

Labrador Hockey Club has vacancies for eight more children in its Tigerstix Cubs division. Cubs is suited to children in Year 1 and Prep. This program is based on skill acquisition, full participation and fun.

It is always held on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am where the children learn skills and compete in a mini game. No mid-week commitment and only a small fee of $60 for the remainder of the season, which runs to August 26. All you need is to bring shin guards and joggers, playing equipment is supplied. Currently the program is conducted at A.B. Paterson College, so if interested come down this Saturday to have a go.

More information at juniordev@labradorhockey.org.au

Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition Is Back in Terms 2 & 3

Commencing Monday 24 April.

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

The competition runs from 24 April to 14 September 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 Banking Program in Term 2

This week’s ‘Lucky Banker’ is awarded to Kallan Hart, Year 2R. This week’s ‘Best Banking Classes’ are awarded to Year 2K.

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

Helene Young - School Banking Co-ordinator

Find Your Voice - Public Speaking Workshop

In Term 2 Emma Peterson (past student) will be running some exciting public speaking workshops spanning over 7 weeks. The workshops will focus on managing public speaking fears and assisting students towards excelling in their public speaking endeavours.

Years 5 and 6 students: Tuesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm (Week 3-9) commencing 2 May 
Years 7 to 9 students:  Tuesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm (Week 3-9) commencing 2 May

Cost is $140 for the 7-week program.

If you have a child in Years 5-9 who is interested, please click here for more information or contact Emma at emma.peterson@griffithuni.edu.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 0402328987 (include student’s name and school) or phone 5577 3293 after 7.00pm.

AFL Auskick at the College commencing 5 May

Sign-on and 1st session on Friday, 5 May from 3.15pm - 4.15pm on the College Hockey Oval. Cost is $75.

Register and pay online at www.aflauskick.com.au.

For more information, please contact Tyson on 5594 5722 or Tyson.Kulari@afl.com.au. 

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.