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Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art South East Regional Exhibition

You are invited to the opening of the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art South East Regional Exhibition showcasing the outstanding visual artworks of Senior School students. One of Australia's greatest living artists, Michael Zavros, is excited to be our guest speaker and is looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 25 August.

Exhibition Opens: Saturday 25 August 2018
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: A.B. Paterson College, Dawn Lang Performing Arts Centre

Exhibition open from Monday 27 August - Thursday 30 August
Time: 9am - 3pm 

Exhibition concludes on Monday 3 September.

To view a catalogue of the artworks click here.

Year 10 Business students want your cash!

Over the next three weeks, new student businesses will be popping up all over the place, selling everything from plastic bottle pencil cases, to cookie dough balls, doughnut bites and oversized baked treats to share with friends.

So, raid the piggy bank, beg for extra pocket money, or start doing some extra chores – there are bargains to be had! Profits will support various charities.

Here are just a few of the Year 10 pop-up stalls vying for your business during Weeks 5, 6 & 7.

To see all the Year 10 Businesses and what each one offers, CLICK HERE.

Years 7-12 Pilates Sessions

There are a few spaces left for A.B. Paterson College students from Years 7 - 12 in the morning Pilates Sessions with Jo from Pilates 101, Northern Gold Coast.

The program, from 7:15am - 8am on Thursdays, costs $87 and will finish on 8 November, 2018.

Benefits of Pilates include an improvement in:  Muscle strength and tone, Flexibility, Core strength, Muscle control, Breathing, Posture, Balance and coordination, Concentration and Energy levels.

If your child is interested, please contact our Assistant Head of Health and Physical Education, Philippa Garlick pgarlick@abpat.qld.edu.au

Parents & Friends News

Trivia Night:  On Friday night we were taken ‘Back to School’ for our Parents & Friends Trivia Night. It was a fun night and we raised $1200 for our charity Bravehearts. I would like to thank everyone who attended, with special thanks to Katy Pastoors, Sarah Burr and Joanna Duggan for all of their hard work with the organisation and running of the evening and, last but not least, thank you to the following people for their extremely kind raffle donations:

  • Victoria Henderson from Tea Blend
  • E/Sab Skin and Body Clinic
  • Matt Dagg from North Burleigh Surf Club
  • Larry's Limousines
  • Pamper Party Workshops Qld
  • Duggan Family from Hastings Deering
  • Surf in Paradise
  • Lang Family from The Outlet Homewares & Furniture
  • Ellen's Brazilian Desserts
  • Dell Family from MEC Electrical Solutions
  • Alana MacDonald from Arbonne

And our two major prize donations from:

  • Danny Malone from L.J. Hooker Broadwater
  • Sam O'Connor MP for Bonney

College Musical:  Work is already underway on our College Musical which will be held at the College. The matinee performance for invited guests is on Wednesday, 3 October and the evening performances are on Thursday 4 October, Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October. The amazing wardrobe department is looking for help with dressing the students - if you have some time available can you please let me know by email pandfevents@abpat.qld.edu.au. I will then collate a list to pass onto the wardrobe ladies who will be in contact with you directly. Thank you.

Father’s Day:  Our Father’s Day stalls will be held in the May Gibbs Courtyard and outside the canteen on Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August. If you have some time available to help out on the stalls, please let us know by email on pandfevents@abpat.qld.edu.au – any assistance would be most appreciated.

Lisa Lang
President, Parents & Friends of A.B. Paterson College

Parent & Bub Book Club


WHEN: Every Thursday during College terms
TIME: 8.45am to 9.45am
WHERE: Lilly Pilly Learning Centre
FOR: Families with Pre-School Children and Younger
COST: Free

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. 

Join us to read books, sing songs and other fun activities. Families are welcome to obtain an A.B. Paterson College library membership and borrow books each week. The Book Club will be led by Lilly Pilly Teacher-Librarian, 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.

(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.)

For more information, or to register, please contact Stephanne Siberry, Teacher Librarian, in the Lilly Pilly Learning Centre at (07) 5594 7947 ext. 107 or via email ssiberry@abpat.qld.edu.au

School Banking Program

School banking day is Wednesday. Each week you need to bring in your yellow banking wallet and hand it to the teacher. If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2018 School Banking program information pack from the Student Service Office or visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

This week’s Lucky Banker is Harrison Mason of Yeasr 6C and the Best Banking Class is Year 5L

To view all the information on the flyer, visit Community Event Flyers on the College website. 

Helene Young – School Banking Convenor

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.

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: 
     Sasha McLean and Shaunagh & David Harder     

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.

Tucker-bag Menu for Term 3

To view the entire menu for Term 3, visit Community Event Flyers on the College website. 

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

EntertainmentTM Book

Choose from the traditional Entertainment™ Book or the NEW Entertainment™ Digital Membership, which puts the value of the Book onto your iPhone or Android smartphone!

Each membership has hundreds of 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotels, shopping, groceries and travel and contain over 2,000 offers that you can use whenever you like until 1 June 2019.

What are you waiting for? Order now: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/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).