College Noticeboard

Prep Parents Morning Tea - 31 January

Friends of A.B. Paterson College (FAB) invites our 2019 Prep Parents to Morning Tea on Thursday 31 January, from 8.45am to 10am in the Rickard Administration building.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other Prep parents and carers, share stories of Day 1 nerves and tears, make good use of our tissue supply and chat with members of our Senior Leadership Team.

We look forward to welcoming you into our A.B. Paterson College community.

Scholarship Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

If your son or daughter is entering into Years 7, 10 or 11 in 2020, s/he is eligible to sit the ACER Scholarship test for the A.B. Paterson College Scholarship Program for academic or music scholarships.  Make sure you download the Scholarship Candidate Information Form from our College Webpage located here.

If you would like your child to sit the ACER Scholarship test on Saturday, 16 February, 2019, please register online  at http://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/scholarships

This page will allow you to access the ACER website where you can make your registration. More information about the College’s Scholarship Program is also available on the webpage above.

Registration will close on Friday, 1 February, 2019, at 4pm. Registrations cannot be accepted after this date and time.

Karen Milburn - Head of Admissions

Term Dates for 2019 & 2020

For information on 2019 and 2020 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/page-term-dates-2019 

STEM Immersion Days at A.B. Paterson College

STEM Punks will run two Immersion days at the College on:

  • Wednesday 19 December
  • Wednesday 9 January
  • 9am - 2:30pm
  • 3 classes per day

For more information, view the flyer on our website at Community Event Flyers.

Bookings at: www.stempunks.com.au/enrol-online

Vacation Care Holiday Program

Friday 30 November to Friday 21 December 2018 and
Tuesday 8 January to Friday 25 January 2019

To make a booking for the Vacation Care program from Friday 30 November to Friday 21 December 2018 and Tuesday 8 January to Friday 25 January 2019, please download the Vacation Care Enrolment Pack from our website in Outside School Hours Care and complete and return the Booking and Permission Forms to Outside School Hours Care via email oshs@abpat.qld.edu.au

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Outside School Hours Care on 0400 793 126.


Uniform Shop News


All Year 10 blazers for 2019 are now in stock in the Uniform Shop. Please come and collect before the end of Term 4 2018.

If your child is commencing Year 4 or Year 7 in 2019, it is imperative that you ring and make an appointment with us to fit your child for the changes of uniform that occur at those year levels. The uniform shop back to school trading hours are below.

Uniform Shop trading hours for the remainder of this year and in early 2019 can be accessed on our website or click here.

Susan Kelly – Uniform Shop Convenor


Learn to Swim Christmas Holiday Intensive Programs

Intensive programs are a great way to boost your child’s swimming skills.

For more information about this swimming intensive program, visit our website 



Back to School Packs for 2019

Order your 2019 back to school packs from Wednesday 24 October 2019

To access information on the ordering and delivery processes, please refer to the flyer on our website in Community Event Flyers - click here.



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.

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).