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Term 4 commences for students on Tuesday, 3 October

Also please note Monday, 16 October is a Pupil Free Day and the College will be closed.

Running Club 

Running Club will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Term 4, commencing on Tuesday, 3 October.

Disney The Little Mermaid presented by A.B. Paterson College

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, and Part of Your World. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colourful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, to restore order in the ocean's depths.

Seats available on our DLPAC Events Bookings or https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/dlpac-event-bookings

Vacation Care September Holiday Program 

Please go to Community Event Flyers or Outside School Hours Care page to download the full vacation care program for September holidays.


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: 


These 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.

This competition is now closed.


‘Draw Yourself With Borobi’ Colouring in Competition

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO, Mark Peters today announced that up to 500 people from one lucky Gold Coast school community will have the chance to attend the Opening Ceremony rehearsal in the lead up to the official opening of the Games.

Students will need to show off their creative side by completing a colouring in sheet featuring the popular GC2018 mascot Borobi.

To enter:

  1. Print off copies of the colouring in sheet attached. Borobi will also be distributing these at future mascot visits and copies will be mailed to schools who have already received a visit from Borobi.
  2. Encourage parents to upload the completed artwork to https://www.gc2018.com/borobi-schools and complete the online entry form.

Please note: students may enter the competition as many times as they like, but must submit different artwork each time. Full terms and conditions can be viewed on the website.

Submissions will be accepted online until 20 November before a random draw is held on 21 November 2017 to choose the school whose students will get a first look at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony to be broadcast to millions of people around the world on 4 April 2018 from Carrara Stadium!

A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition

The dates of the Years 5 - 12 competition are:

Tuesday, 10 October                      Years 5 - 7 Heats
Thursday, 12 October                    Year 8 - 12 Heats
Wednesday, 17 October                Years 5 - 7 Finals
Thursday, 19 October                    Years 8 - 12 Finals

Nominations are now closed.

For further information, visit the College website https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/public-speaking.

College Swimwear Update

There is to be a variation for permission to wear various swimwear items for swimming at the College, which are available to purchase from the Uniform Shop.

The College boardshorts currently available and only worn by Senior School students, is being extended to be able to be worn by any student of Years 4 – 6.

The College 'skins' in the bike pants design, may also be purchased to be worn by both girls and boys of Years 4 – 12.

As of next year, the College rashie will be compulsory for swimming in HPE lessons for Years 4 – 12. The College rashie is of a very high quality, it has a very high UV rating (UPF 50 +) and is chlorine resistant.

For more information or to purchase swimwear items, please contact the Uniform Shop Convenor, Susan Kelly, on 55 614 131 or SKelly@abpat.qld.edu.au. Uniform Shops hours are Monday to Friday, 7.45am to 10am and Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm to 4pm.

School Banking Program 

This week's 'Lucky Banker' is Tori Russell of Year 2H and the 'Best Banking Class’ is Year 2K.

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

Helene Young - School Banking Co-ordinator

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

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.