My name is Karen Roman and, as Assistant Principal: Junior School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Junior School of A.B. Paterson College, where excellence, care and commitment is central to all that we do. I am honoured to work in such a vibrant learning community that seeks to encourage each and every one of our students to achieve their very best.
Our Junior School commences with Prep and continues through to Year 6 - 28 classes in all, within a truly P-12 community. Strong relationships tie all aspects of our College community together and visitors often comment on this caring College spirit. Our classrooms are vibrant places, where students are happy and engaged in quality learning experiences.
A.B. Paterson College promotes a holistic approach to education to develop well-rounded and resilient children and young adults. We aim to instill a lifelong love and enjoyment of learning. As part of this approach, we offer a broad range of opportunities for students to develop academically, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually. Our classroom teachers teach across the core curriculum areas. They are joined by numerous specialist teachers, who enable us to offer a wide variety of programmes such as Music, Health and Physical Education, Library, Enrichment, Technology and studies in the Japanese and Spanish languages. In addition to this, our students also enjoy a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities in activities such as the STEM Challenge, Public Speaking and Verse Speaking competitions, Musicals, Choirs, Bands and Running Club.
We prepare our students for their future and 21st Century learning is at the centre of our work. Our students and teachers are equipped with a contemporary range of interactive technologies to engage them in rich learning opportunities across the curriculum. Our eMentors support the work of the teachers and students within the classroom setting.
Good manners and respect for one another are obvious amongst all members of the College. The Junior School community is a friendly, welcoming environment where the home-school partnership is valued. Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals, who actively deal with academic and pastoral issues as soon as they are aware of them.
Strong values are modelled by our staff and reflected in the behaviour of our students. Relationships and respect are at the core of College values. Classroom teachers work closely with their students to help develop and nurture our children in a warm and welcoming environment, centred in Australian values.
We would love to welcome you in person to our campus and let you make up your own mind about what we can offer your children. Arranging a tour of the College is as easy as telephoning Mrs Karen Milburn on (07) 5594 7947 or emailing her on KMilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au
We hope to see you soon.
Assistant Principal: Junior School