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Makerspace LIVE

Tuesday 9 June and Tuesday 16 June

Join A.B. Paterson College Teacher/Librarians, Stephanne Siberry and Melinda Parkinson for Junior School Makerspace LIVE, every Tuesday at 4pm for the remainder of Term 2!

A.B. Paterson College students - check the email sent to parents for the link to this live online event, and a list of materials you will need, then join in the fun!

June 9, 4pm – Soda Bottle Rocket Launchers & Catapults
June 16, 4pm – Rocky Road & Decorative Containers

If you can't join us LIVE, never fear - just click on the same link, emailed to parents, to watch previous sessions at your leisure!

Watch the video https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege/videos/2391189634316765/
Watch the last session on Plastic Kites: https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege/videos/640621279875695/

Picture Book Writing Competition

A.B. Paterson College Students in Prep to Year 6 are invited to write and illustrate a picture book.

There are two choices to write a story about:

  • We Are All in This Together
  • A.B. Paterson College – Over the Years

There will be one winning entry per year level and prizes will be awarded.

To view the full details of the competition in the flyer below CLICK HERE.

APS Sport is back!

It is a great pleasure to announce that APS Sport will re-commence next term!

Season 1 fixtures will continue in Term 3 for Years 7-12 after a few weeks of training. Unfortunately, Season 2 fixtures have been modified to be scheduled into the available weeks in Term 4, and we are unable to play a complete Season 2. The Year 4-6 APS Program is also detailed below.

The arrangements for the remainder of the year are:

Senior School – Years 7 – 12
Season 1 training for 3 weeks which will resume on Friday, 7 August. Play 4 rounds, concluding on Friday, 11 September. This will complete Season 1 with no Finals day this year.
Junior School – Years 4 – 6
Season 1 training for 3 weeks at the beginning of Term 3 which will commence on Thursday, 6 August. Play 5 Rounds, concluding on Thursday, 3 September.

Senior School – Years 7 – 11 (Optional for Year 12)
Unfortunately, a very much modified Season 2 this year with only 4 Rounds. Season 2 training for 2 weeks at the beginning of Term 4, with games commencing on Friday, 23 October and concluding on 13 November.
Junior School – Years 4 – 6
Season 2 training commences late in Term 3, with games starting on Thursday, 8 October and concluding on Thursday, 19 November.

Ian Taylor - Director of Activities

Tucker-bag Menu for Term 2

To view or download the Tucker-bag Menu for Term 2 2020, please CLICK HERE.

Visit Flexi Schools today to register and order online www.flexischools.com.au or call the helpdesk on 1300 361 769.

Banjo & Friends and Early Childhood Centre May 2020 Newsletters

To view the May 2020 newsletters click here.

Vision Splendid April 2020 Online Edition

The new look April 2020 edition of Vision Splendid magazine is available to read online, and features the inspiring story of Class of 2017 graduate, Justin Wise who refused to give up on his dream of attending the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).  Also, Peter Gash shares his family’s extraordinary story…

Go online now to view Vision Splendid April edition.



Join the College Classifieds

We are proud to support the businesses of our A.B. Paterson College community. Please click here to view the full College Classifieds listing. Please support our College families and local businesses!

Local businesses need our support now more than ever. If you have a local business that you would like to promote to our school community, please email your business details, including:

  • Business name
  • Website
  • Contact number

to MBoyd@abpat.qld.edu.au.

Businesses already featured in the 2020 Inspire Business Directory https://issuu.com/…/docs/abpaterson_inspire_issue_1_interac… will automatically be promoted in the College Classifieds.

Inspire - 2000 Business Directory

No better time than now to support each other’s business within our own community, check out Inspire Business Directory and get in touch and support our parents in business.

If anyone would like to confirm a page in the next issue or requires new design, please contact Ben Ryan on 0432 545 995 or ben@advcollab.com.au”. 

In the meantime, A.B. Paterson College Foundation invites you to browse our online edition Inspire 2020 Business Directory – creating a business network within our school community!

To access the 2020 Business Directory, click on the link https://issuu.com/…/docs/abpaterson_inspire_issue_1_interac…


As restrictions start to ease, we are excited to offer the new Entertainment Apps.

Times have been tough over the last few months so there is a heap of free stuff if you purchase before 13 July 2020.

Also, you can buy now and don’t need to register the app for up-to 3 months.

Let’s support our local community! https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1r44178

Uniform Shop Hours in Term 2, 2020

The Uniform Shop trading hours have returned to normal.
These are:
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 10am and Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm.

If you require your child to be fitted, please ring during opening hours to book an appointment: Phone: 5561 4131 or Skelly@abpat.qld.edu.au Please contact Sue if you have any questions.

To access the Uniform Shop Price List click here.

Sue Kelly – Uniform Shop Convenor

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 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
Tucker-bag Canteen                       55 614 125
After School Care                            55 614 155
Early Childhood Centre                 55 715 333
Banjo and Friends (Pre-Prep)      55 614 155

For all other enquiries, please use the 55 947 947 number (Reception).


We are now on Instagram!

For Instagram fans,you can now follow us at www.instagram.com/a.b.patersoncollege/

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.