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Parent & Bub Book Club

Come join the A.B. Paterson College Parent and Bub Book Club! 

Our Thursday morning Book Club is dedicated to instilling a love of reading from an early age, while allowing families an opportunity to engage with other parents and children. (Pre-School age and younger)

Join us to read books, sing songs and other fun activities. College families are welcome to obtain an A.B. Paterson College library membership and borrow books each week. 

The Book Club is a free weekly event, held during term time, and is led by Lilly Pilly Teacher-Librarian, Ms Stephanne Siberry. It is open to parents of current students, as well as parents from the wider community, wishing to learn more about our College and to spend quality time with their little ones.

For more information, or to register, please contact Stephanne via email ssiberry@abpat.qld.edu.au. Please sign in at Administration Reception upon your arrival each Thursday.

(Due to allergies, Morning Tea will not be provided, but families are welcome to bring personal snacks to the library and we can eat together in our unique Gumnut Garden at the end of our Book Club.)

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.


Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition is back in Term 2 & 3

Commencing Tuesday, 17 April.

For 20 weeks, spotters will be out and about on the Gold Coast looking for cars with a College Bumper Sticker attached. 

The competition runs from 17 April to 13 September 2017.

For information on how to register and prizes, please check out the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition flyer.

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Volunteers Needs to Do, Re, Mi, Fa, SEW, La, Te, Do!

The hills are alive with the sound of students currently auditioning for lead and chorus roles in the A.B. Paterson College production of The Sound of Music.

With an anticipated cast and crew of 300, the production promises to entertain its audience with wonderful acting, singing and dancing involving students from Years 4-12, in October.

Creating the amazing costumes that our musicals are renowned for is a major production in itself, and we would greatly appreciate some volunteers from the College community to assist us with this task.

If you can sew, tack or alter and can volunteer some time, then the Arts Faculty would love to hear from you.

Please email your interest, with your details to: Callie Hewitt - Faculty Assistant, Arts Faculty chewitt@abpat.qld.edu.au

Would you like to join the Senior Guitar Ensemble?

Some places are available in the Senior Guitar Ensemble for Term 2.

  • Nylon stringed guitars are used.
  • Students need to be able to read music and play basic chords.
  • Rehearsals are held before school on Tuesdays.

Contact Director, Mrs Wendy Witt if you are interested on 0438 792 343.

Co-Curricular Directory 2018

Activities commencing early in the term include fitness sessions, a range of Dance opportunities, Art Lessons, Chess, Athletics, Tennis, Rookies2Reds Rugby, Tae Kwon Do, Football Academy and coaching, Swimming training and Swimming Club, a wide range of music ensembles, bands and choirs, Future Problem Solving for Years 5 – 10, Junior School Writing Club and Running Club.

Details on these activities are published in the Coo-Curricular Directory which is available on the College website https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/co-curricular-sport or a copy can be obtained from reception in the Administration Building.

Parents Parking in Neighbouring Streets

Parents parking in neighbouring streets are asked to observe traffic signs and requirements, and to respect the rights of the College neighbours’ driveways.

Police have been advised to monitor the streets around the College neighbourhood. These streets are Eastbourne Close, Marble Arch Place and Maltravers Drive.

Uniform Shop Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 7.45am - 10am and Tuesday and Thursday 2pm - 4pm

For more information and uniform price lists visit out College website https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/uniform-shop

Sue Kelly – Uniform Shop Convenor

Stepping into the future 

At the end of last Term, A.B. Paterson College Principal, Brian Grimes, announced that our College Board had made the decision to develop our next major building on our beautiful campus. The new building, which is yet to be named will sprawl three levels and be approximately 4,500m2 in size. To be located on the eastern side of our Hockey Oval, this magnificent building will be a state-of-the-art learning precinct.

To learn more about this new building, please read an article by Principal, Brian Grimes: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/article/975/From-the-Principals-Desk or read our flyer in Community Event Flyers.

Also, take a virtual reality tour of our stunning new building, soon to be under construction on A.B. Paterson College campus https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege/videos/1038837642885311/

2018 & 2019 Term Dates

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

For information on 2019 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/page-term-dates-2019

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).