We prepare our graduates for university, for TAFE and for careers. But we also prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership and endless possibilities.
From the time our first Year 12s graduated in 1994, we have ensured that preparation for special Year 12 requirements, such as the Queensland Core Skills Test, selection of appropriate courses through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, and follow up support, have been carefully planned and undertaken. For students seeking school-based traineeships, pathways are individually designed and progress monitored.
These proven College structures and support, when combined with a strong student work ethic, mean that Year 12s can look forward to either tertiary study or conversion of their traineeship into apprenticeships or employment.
A.B. Paterson College past students map out successful career paths in many diverse arenas, including medicine, information technology, performing and visual arts, the armed forces, and education.
The College's quarterly magazine, vision splendid, features interesting stories about our Alumni as they move into careers and build their own families. All Year 12s are given automatic membership of the Alumni on graduation, and are sent copies of vision splendid and invitations to various College functions including reunions.
Many past students return to the College for additional assistance during university, or merely to visit their former teachers and student 'buddies' in younger grades. In 2005, the first child of a past student was enrolled in Prep, and our first past student teacher joined the staff. We hope our Alumni always consider themselves part of the A.B. Paterson College community.
The College extends a very warm welcome to our new alumni co-ordinator, proud past parent Mrs Angela Hirsch.
We are looking forward to extending our network of alumni members and to catching up with all of your news.
With 2014 being the very first year to see both a 10 year and the 20 year celebration of A.B. Paterson College Foundation students; and, with the College's upcoming 25th anniversary in 2015, there is much to look forward to over the next few years.
Mrs Hirsch can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and she would love to hear from you!
If you have lost touch, let's reconnect!