A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

College Noticeboard



Learn to Swim September Holiday Intensive Program

The program will be held Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September.

Classes will run from 8am for a half hour lesson each day. PLACES ARE LIMITED.

For all enquiries and bookings, email Cheryl Glanz at CGlanz@abpat.qld.edu.au by Monday 14 September.

To view the flyer please CLICK HERE.


A Reminder to Families Relocating

If your family is relocating at the end of this year, written notification of student departure should be provided to the College by the first day of Term 4, Tuesday 6 October, as agreed to in the Contract of Enrolment signed on acceptance of enrolment places. Where this notice is not provided, the College may charge one term’s fees in lieu of notice, as budgets are prepared on student numbers.

Please email Head of Admissions, Karen Milburn at KMilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au


Book Now for Vacation Care in September-October Holidays!

To book for Vacation Care over the September-October holidays, phone 0400793126 or email oshc@abpat.qld.edu.au.

To view the full Vacation Care program CLICK HERE.


Friends of A.B. Paterson College Committee Vacancies for 2021

On behalf of the Board of A.B. Paterson College, I now call for expressions of interest from the community for the following positions that shall become vacant on the Friends of A.B. Paterson College (FAB) Committee on 31 December 2020:

  • Secretary; and
  • Committee Members.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community by organising events for students and families within the entire College and help in the co-ordination and organisation of such activities as the College Fete, Banjo’s Games, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and so much more!

All expressions of interest must be submitted to the College Board through the Director of Community Relations and Development, Ms Nikki Ward,
by email to nward@abpat.qld.edu.au by 1.00pm on 20 November 2020. Please email Nikki to receive your Executive Committee Nomination Form and email this back to her before the due date.

Expressions of interest must be submitted on the approval application form, which is available from the Director of Community Relations and Development,
Ms Nikki Ward.

The Board will consider these expressions of interest but reserves the right to appoint outside this process as needed.

All applicants will be informed if they have been successful in this application by 1 December 2020.

Joanne Sheehy
Principal/Head of College


2020 & 2021 Term Dates & Public Holidays

For information on 2020 & 2021 term dates and public holidays, visit our website CLICK HERE.


Entertainment Book 2020

Let’s support our local community! https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1r44178


Join the College Classifieds

We are proud to support the businesses of our A.B. Paterson College community. Please click here to view the full College Classifieds listing on the College Classifieds page of the website. Please support our College families and local businesses!

Local businesses need our support now more than ever. If you have a local business that you would like to promote to our school community, please email your business details, including:

  • Business name
  • Website
  • Contact number

to MBoyd@abpat.qld.edu.au.

Businesses already featured in the 2020 Inspire Business Directory https://issuu.com/…/docs/abpaterson_inspire_issue_1_interac… will automatically be promoted in the College Classifieds.


Inspire - 2000 Business Directory

No better time than now to support each other’s business within our own community, check out Inspire Business Directory and get in touch and support our parents in business.

If anyone would like to confirm a page in the next issue or requires new design, please contact Ben Ryan on 0432 545 995 or ben@advcollab.com.au”. 

In the meantime, A.B. Paterson College Foundation invites you to browse our online edition Inspire 2020 Business Directory – creating a business network within our school community!

To access the 2020 Business Directory, click on the link https://issuu.com/…/docs/abpaterson_inspire_issue_1_interac…


Uniform Shop Hours

The Uniform Shop trading hours have returned to normal.
These are:
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 10am and Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm.

If you require your child to be fitted, please ring during opening hours to book an appointment: Phone: 5561 4131 or Skelly@abpat.qld.edu.au Please contact Sue if you have any questions.

To access the Uniform Shop Price List click here.

Sue Kelly – Uniform Shop Convenor


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
Tucker-bag Canteen                       55 614 125
After School Care                            55 614 155
Early Childhood Centre                 55 715 333
Banjo and Friends (Pre-Prep)      55 614 155

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


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.