One of the characteristics that distinguishes A.B. Paterson College from others is that it sets out to reflect the best in Australian traditions.
The College buildings were designed to reflect traditional Australian architecture in style and in the colour and variety of materials used.
Students enjoy modern buildings with excellent facilities including our Information Resource Centre, robotics and control systems facility, Hospitality kitchen and restaurant, purpose built Mathematics Learning and Research Centre, multi-purpose centre with sports courts and classrooms (gym under fit-out), and heated pool, outdoor sports courts and ovals, eight science laboratories, a performing arts centre with full fly tower and state of the art audio/lighting rigs.
Classrooms are air-conditioned. Wireless network operates across the College so that information technology and digital resources such as electronic whiteboards are everyday tools in learning.
The special purpose Mathematics Centre was opened in 2009, with a research unit to continue the College's research links with universities. The College also has special ties with TI interactive in using digital learning technology.
The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Multi-Purpose Centre was finished in September 2010 and was offically opened on Founders' Day, 2011. This building received $3,000,000 from the Australian Government National Building Economic Stimulus Plan for Building the Education Revolution (Primary Schools for the 21st Century). The funding was used for the construction of the first stage of the College's Multi-Purpose Centre, costing approximately $4.5 million.
The College also received $200,000 from the Australian Government National Building Economic Stimulus Plan for Building the Education Revolution (National School Pride Program). These monies were used to refurbish the Covered Play Area in the Junior School Courtyard.
Australian Government Grants received under the Digital Education Revolution and the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund:
$226,819 (not including GST) for purchase of computer units so that by 31 December 2011 all students in Years 9 to 12 have access to computers on a 1:1 basis;
$224,689 (not including GST) for infrastructure and training to support schools to move to the 1:1 basis by 31 December 2011 for students in Years 9 to 12.