A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

Junior School

Welcome!

My name is Eva Perry and, as Head of Junior School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Junior School of A.B. Paterson College, where excellence, care and commitment are central to all that we do. I am honoured to work in such a vibrant learning community that works to encourage each and every one of our students to achieve their very best. 

Our Junior School commences with Prep and continues through to Grade 6 - 28 classes in all, within a truly P-12 community. We also have very close links with our Early Childhood Centre. Strong relationships tie all aspects of our College together across the community and visitors often comment on this caring College spirit. Our classrooms are vibrant places, where students are happy and engaged in quality learning opportunities.

A.B. Paterson College has a holistic approach to education to develop well-rounded and resilient children and young adults, and we aim to instil a lifelong love and enjoyment of learning. We offer a broad range of opportunities for students to develop academically, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually. Our class teachers teach across the core curriculum areas, and there are numerous specialist teachers who enable us to offer a wide variety of programmes such as – Music, Health & Physical Education, Library, Enrichment, Technology, and Japanese and Spanish. Our students also enjoy the wide variety of opportunities of co-curricular activities, such as the STEM Challenge, Public Speaking and Verse Speaking Competitions, Musicals, Choirs, Bands and Running Club.

We prepare our children for the future and 21st Century learning is at the centre of our work. Our children are equipped with a range of interactive technologies to engage them in rich learning opportunities across the curriculum. Our eMentors support the work of teachers and students in the classroom setting.

Good manners and respect are obvious amongst all members of the College. The Junior Schooling community is a friendly, welcoming environment where the home/school relationship is imperative. Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals, who willingly deal with academic and pastoral issues as soon as they become aware of them.

Strong values are modelled by staff and reflected in the behaviours of the students. Relationships and respect are at the core of College values. Classroom teachers work closely with their students to help our children develop 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 at kmn@abpat.qld.edu.au

We hope to see you soon!

                                                                              Eva Perry
Head of Junior School