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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

STEM Challenge 2014

September 11, 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

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

Welcome Back Leiston!

August 28, 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth 50m breaststroke gold medallist and 2009 Old Collegian, Leiston Pickett, returned to the College on Wednesday morning to assist Principal, Brian Grimes, present Open A shirts for the summer APS sports teams in a Senior School assembly. It was wonderful to see her back at A.B. Paterson College and to have the opportunity to congratulate her on her sensational win in Glasgow,... More

Connecting Heads, Hearts and Hands

August 15, 2014

Year 7 students excitedly began a very special Service-learning project this week – a pilot project, which is part of the introduction of Service-learning into the College’s programme for our students. Service-learning is an experiential learning pedagogy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enhance the learning experience and achieve... More

Pool Rescue and Power Lifting Australian Titles

August 15, 2014

Tahlia Dilkes was crowned the Australian Champion in all of her three individual events, the 100m Obstacle Race, the 50m Brick race and the 50m Freestyle with fins, and the Australian Record holder in one, at the 2014 Australian Pool Rescue Titles    Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) hosted a successful weekend of racing (8-10 August, 2014) at the National Pool Rescue Championships at ... More

Top Fundraising School on Gold Coast

August 1, 2014

In an exciting announcement at World Vision’s Global Leaders Convention in May, A.B. Paterson College was named as the top fundraising school on the Gold Coast, raising over $54,000 over five years!! What an amazing achievement! Last year, students, families and the A.B. Paterson College Community raised over $8,000 through the Famine and also the creative ‘coin trail’. This... More

Join Us At Our Next Open Day

July 31, 2014

Our next Open Day is on Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 from 11am-12.30pm. You are invited to be our guest at our next Open Day, when the College will open its classroom doors to welcome you into the heart of the teaching and learning excellence taking place in its Junior and Senior School lessons, every day of the week throughout the academic year. Take a tour with our students- Discover our... More