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Trans-Tasman Archery Championships

October 31, 2014

Congratulations to Tristan Cargill of Year 10 Tristan was selected as part of the Australian Team for the 2014 Trans-Tasman Archery Championships between Australia and New Zealand recently held in Brisbane (29 September to 3 October), achieving three Gold medals. The Australian Team took the trophy for the first time since 2010. Tristan achieved Gold in the Division 2 Compound Male Match play... More

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge – Vote for Jonn in People’s Choice Award

October 24, 2014

Congratulations to Jonn Dillon of Year 11, who is a finalist in the inaugural Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.  The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) inaugurated the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge earlier this year to increase interest and participation by all students across the nation in the critical educational disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering... More

Real World Connections

October 23, 2014

When you were a student, how often did you ask yourself, “Why do I have to learn this?” Connecting student learning to real world contexts is essential in 21st century education, as it not only makes learning more meaningful, but allows students to participate in an ever-increasingly globalised world. Excursions are an essential element of student learning in the Junior School. They... More

STEM Challenge 2014

October 22, 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

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

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