College Noticeboard

Enjoy your winter holidays!
We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday, 11 July

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

Date Reminder - Monday, 10 July 2017

Dear Parents,
A reminder that on Monday 10 July, all A.B. Paterson College staff will be engaged in professional learning for the day. Professional learning is an important part of development for all staff members in any organisation as it helps to ensure that we remain up-to-date with best practice in order to provide the best service we can to the members of our College. This means that all academic and non-teaching staff will be unavailable for the day. A skeleton staff will manage reception only, so it would be best to save queries until the following day when the full complement of staff will be on hand to assist.

Marie Perry – Assistant Principal

Vacation Care Program
Friday, 16 June to Friday, 7 July 2017

If you require Vacation Care during June-July holidays, please book NOW

A full Vacation Care Program, including Booking Form, is available via our website link https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/outside-school-hours-care or https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/community-flyers 

Contact details:
Outside School Hours Care: 55 614 155
Outside School Hours Care Mobile: 0400 793 126
Early Childhood Centre: 55 715 333
Emails: YDunn-Vieira@abpat.qld.edu.au or JSearle@abpat.qld.edu.au

This week's winners of the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition

Congratulations to the winners for this week in the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition:

Julie Bang and Genevieve Blanc

These two lucky winners will receive $100 off their school fee invoice for Term 3 or Term 4 and will go into the main draw at the end of the competition to receive free tuition for their eldest child in Term 4.

To be in the competition do not forget to register:

School Banking Program

This week’s ‘Lucky Banker’ is awarded to Mieka Siganto of Year 5F and the ‘Best Banking Class’ is awarded to Year 2K.

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

Wishing all our bankers a lovely holidays from the Banking Ladies!

Helene Young - School Banking Co-ordinator


You're INVITED to our TEDx event by TEDxYouth@ABPatersonCollege

Come along to A.B. Paterson College's first ever TEDx event where we aim to inspire innovation!

For information on this event, refer to the flyer in Community Event Flyers.

To register and purchase tickets for this event, please go to DLPAC Event Bookings on the College website.  

Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition Information

The competition runs from 24 April to 14 September 2017 **

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

If you registered for the competition in 2016 you must register AGAIN for 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.

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.