College Noticeboard

  Students are back on Tuesday, 10 July to commence Term 3  

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

Code Camp at A.B. Paterson College

4 to 6 July – 8.30am to 4pm
$349 for 3 days BYO Laptop or Hire
Book online at www.codecamp.com.au/abpat

Vacation Care Program
15 June to 6 July

Outside School Hours Care: 55 614 155 or 0400 793 126

Early Childhood Centre: 55 715 333 (fee payments)

Hours: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm

ALL BOOKINGS to: oshc@abpat.qld.edu.au

Please note Vacation Care will be closed on Monday 9 July 2018 for Staff Training. Term 3 resumes Tuesday 10 July 2018.

Prep 2020

Closing date for registration of siblings of current students is Friday, 27 June 2018.

The College will not be able to offer family preference to any siblings for Prep 2020, if registered after this date.

Prep 2020 (students born between 1 July, 2014 and 30 June, 2015)

Please contact Mrs Karen Milburn, Head of Admissions, for an Application Form on 5561 4140 or KMilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au.
Forms may also be downloaded from the website at

Get excited – and get in quick!

Just 100 tickets will be sold to this exclusive TEDxYouth Experience!

Tickets are $10. Purchase your ticket by clicking on the DLPAC booking link https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/dlpac-event-bookings , or look for the TEDxYouth table in Chisholm Courtyard during lunch breaks.

Do not miss this opportunity to hear an incredible line-up of speakers at our Performing Arts Centre, including: Navdeep Pasricha, founder of IYouth Global; Azure Antoinette, Gammy nominated poet, entrepreneur and arts education advocate; Dr James St. John, Head of the Clem Jones Centre; and Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb, past students of the College. 

The evening will also include an 'explosive' show by Science Teacher, Dr John Thomas, along with riveting presentations by a handful of A.B. Paterson College staff and students. Be inspired!

This week’s winners in the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition

Congratulations to the winners for this week in the Spot the Bumper Sticker Competition: 
   Rebecca Ferguson and Zoe Garnett-Lepelaar   

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!

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 until 13 September 2018 **

If you registered for the competition in 2017 you must register AGAIN for 2018!

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.

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.

EntertainmentTM Book

Have you purchased your Entertainment Book yet?

Purchase an Entertainment Book or digital membership between now and Friday 18 May and you will be guaranteed to receive a prize from the Lucky Dip!!

The prize will be given to you at random. Prizes include double passes for Strike Bowling, family passes to Putt, family passes to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Holoverse passes and $50 dining vouchers!

What are you waiting for? Click the link to purchase your membership: www.entbook.com.au/1r44178

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/

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 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).