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Parents and Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association is primarily a ‘friend raising’ organisation, but also supports the College in providing important materials and resources for students.  At parent request, the P&F’s activities have changed over the years from holding major fund raising events to the inclusion of an annual levy - a more equitable arrangement.

Two minor fund raisers have been retained as these also benefit the wider community: a hire service for equipment used by other schools and charity groups; and publication of the College Calendar/Business Directory.

Since the College’s inception, the P&F has worked closely with the Principal in providing items to support students:  the Junior and Senior School ball courts, shade, seating, musical instruments, a major contribution to the construction of the pool, annual support for the A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking competition and other items.

The P&F successfully applied for two grants from the Queensland Gaming Commission to construct two shade shelters on the main oval.

The P&F takes care of refreshments at major College functions on campus such as Splendid Visions art show, the Science and Technology Evening, swimming carnivals and at the A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition, to name a few.

Friend raising activities include those above, as well as provision of morning tea for new parents at the start of the school year, particularly those with children starting school for the first time, social evenings, and a ‘trivia’ night.

General Meetings are held once per term and the Executive also meets each Term.  The Principal attends to give updates on College development.  A new Executive is voted in at the Annual General Meeting in October.

To contact the current President of the P&F, please call the College Reception on 5594 7947. More friends and helpers are always welcome.


If you have a business and are interested in advertising in the 2014 Business Directory, please email pandf@abpat.qld.edu.au for more information.

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