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Dennis House Volunteers at Check It Fest

October 17, 2014

Students volunteering at ‘Check It Fest’ supporting Mental Health Week – Dennis House this term is supporting Gold Coast Youth Services. Check It Fest is the largest FREE youth festival on the Gold Coast, for young people 12 – 25 years. It was held on Sunday, 12 October, from 11am – 4pm, at Broadwater Parklands, Southport, on The Great Lawn. Check It Fest focuses on ... More

STEM Challenge 2014

October 9, 2014

In case you haven’t heard, the Commonwealth Games are coming to the Gold Coast!     In today’s world, many athletes are willing to do almost anything to win gold – even if it means bending the rules. Do you want to live in a world where that can happen, and not be noticed?   If not, we need you!   Are you in Year 7, 8, 9 or 10, and interested in keeping ... More

Australian Representation in Debating Success

October 8, 2014

The Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (AIDPSC) were  held this year in Brisbane at Moreton Bay Boys' College, from 22-24 September, where seasoned A.B. Paterson College debating orators Bryan Parsons, Yasmin Poole, Erin Condrin and Erika Spanos have been competing.  In 2013,  Yasmin Poole, Lachlan Woods, Calin Miles and Madelaine Ryan also... More

The Long Ride Home - The Start - Peter Brookes

September 29, 2014

On September 27th, I will board a train in Brisbane to travel overnight to Sydney, arriving at 7am on Sunday morning. Once I have had my bike rebuilt, I will begin cycling back to A.B. Paterson College. The original idea to do a long ride came over a year ago, coincidently around the time I turned forty. I can’t afford a small red sports car so chose to have my mid-life crisis on a... More

Tickets On Sale Now!

September 19, 2014

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET by Bob Carlton Inspired by the motion picture "Forbidden Planet" courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with  Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Josef Weinberger Ltd.     The Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, “Return to the Forbidden Planet” is loosely based on ... More

Dennis House Offers a Helping Hand

September 19, 2014

College Houses, Dennis, Lawson, Mackellar and Wright each year raise funds for their chosen charities as part of their community service within our local area. This term, Dennis House students are fund raising with their  focus being Homeless Youth and, most importantly, homeless Gold Coast Youth. Gold Coast Youth Services look after the homeless youth of the Gold Coast, aged between 12... More

Celebrating Literacy and Numeracy Week

September 12, 2014

This week, Junior School students celebrated National Literacy and Numeracy Week, participating in a range of fun and engaging activities across the College. The aim of this initiative was to celebrate learning and raise awareness of the importance of reading, writing and mathematics skills across Australia.   In Prep, the students collected a variety of drink bottles for their... More

A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition 2014

September 11, 2014

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER:  A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition 2014 is  open to all students in Years 5-12. Closing date is tomorrow Friday, 12 September. Year 4 students are not in competition, but receive valuable experience in public speaking.   The dates of the competition are: Year Level                  ... More

Sport and Tourism Youth Foundation Award

September 5, 2014

Myora Kruger was flown to Sydney by Dreamworld, on 15 July, to receive a scholarship from the Sport and Tourism Youth Foundation, where she is personally sponsored by Ray Wilson from the Plenary Group. This award was in recognition of Myora's excellence in singing and is to assist her with her life's goals and dreams. The Honourable John Brown, AO has been the chairman and a patron of this... More

Excellence Award Artworks in GOMA Exhibition

September 1, 2014

Artists everywhere aspire to have their work hang in celebrated world class galleries - for many  a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Year 12 student, Gina Hall, has been granted that very opportunity, as recipient  of  an Excellence Award in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art regional exhibition held at Griffith University on August 30th. Only... More