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Gold Coast Open House

Hosted by A.B. Paterson College - Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 9am – 12pm

As part of the Gold Coast Open House 2019, we are opening our College and would like to invite you to experience the A.B. Paterson College brand new learning precinct, The Winton Centre. Reflecting the latest thinking in education with architecture and design to inspire growing minds.

The three-level building features 4500 square metres of dedicated learning spaces, state of the art design and the latest in interactive learning technologies.

Highlights include a rainforest themed playground, film studio and lecture theatre with retractable seating, acoustic panels and fully sprung floor.

There are eight new flexible teaching and learning spaces, a Years 4-12 library, academic research areas, outdoor deck, staff common room and facilities and café.

The colour palette reflects the Australian bush. The Winton Centre opened on 16 July 2019. It was delivered by Alder Constructions and Burling Brown Architects.

Pupil Free Day - Monday 21 October

We would like to remind A.B. Paterson College families that Monday 21 October 2019 is a Pupil Free Day. This applies to all students.

We will return to normal timetabled lessons on Tuesday 22 October.

Swimming Club Nights 

Warm-up starts at 3.30pm, with racing from 4pm-5.30pm.
A sausage sizzle will be operating, as well as tuckshop.
Email swimclub@abpat.qld.edu.au for more information.
(Please note - Parental supervision is required for all swimmers)
Come along and join in the fun!

Swimming Club Nights will be held in Term 4 on:
18 October, 1 November, 8 November, 22 November and 29 November.


A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition

Each year over 1000 students enter the Public Speaking arena from the schools in and around the Gold Coast, as the College hosts its annual Public Speaking Competition.

Public Speaking is never an easy task, generating anxiety in most people, but like many unfamiliar and uncomfortable experiences, practice definitely helps to build confidence. It is a skill that will last a lifetime.

The College’s competition is an excellent opportunity to build on a communication skill that is needed in every walk of life, whether it be a speech at a family wedding, an interview with media, a presentation at a conference, or a maiden speech in Parliament.

This competition is open to all students, Years 4-12. The Year 4 students are not in competition but receive valuable experience in public speaking.

The dates for the Finals of the competition are:

  • Years 5 - 7 Finals:  Tuesday, 22 October, 4.30pm (Grand Finals straight after Finals)
  • Years 8 - 12 Finals:  Thursday, 24 October, 4.30pm (Grand Finals straight after Finals)

For further information, Public Speaking Topics and entry forms visit the College website click here.

Scholastic Book Fair

You are invited to the Scholastic Book Fair, Tuesday 29 October - Friday 1 November 2019 at The Winton Centre (first floor).

The Book Fair offers A.B. Paterson College families a wonderful opportunity to purchase books (Christmas is just around the corner!) while also supporting our College libraries.

A.B. Paterson College Foundation - High Tea Invitation

The A.B. Paterson College Foundation High Tea is back and even bigger!

We invite you to attend an indulgent High Tea at Videre at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Situated on Level 21 with expansive views of the Gold Coast hinterland and skyline, Videre’s famous High Tea features an irresistible sweet and savoury selection, including freshly baked scones, macarons, pastries and gourmet sandwiches, served with espresso coffee or loose-leaf tea. 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.

There are limited seats available so be quick to ensure you do not miss out - book your seat today!


Amazing raffle prizes to be won!

*Additional coffee & tea must be purchased.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Old Collegians Social Event - Poolside Soiree

A.B. Paterson College Alumni and partners are invited to our next Old Collegians social event, poolside at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 6-8pm.

Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, while reminiscing with former students and staff.

RSVP is essential before Friday, 1 November 2019 by email to oldcollegians@abpat.qld.edu.au

Remember to 'like' our A.B. Paterson College Alumni - Old Collegians page to keep up to date with events. https://www.facebook.com/events/451717619018030/

Netball Club - Register for 2020 Season

A.B. Paterson College Netball Club extends an invitation to girls turning ages 7 to 18 in 2020 to register your interest with us for the next netball season.

We’re also excited to announce that our Club is expanding!

Please head to our webpage for more information, or to fill out a Player Nomination Form.


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).