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State Swimming Championships

April 4, 2014

Thomas Buenano-Thompson competed as part of the South Coast Team at the State Primary School Championships held at Chandler. Thomas competed in the finals in three of his chosen events and received a Gold Medal for his participation in the 11 year old Medley Relay team. Between 27-29 March, 11 Senior students participated in the State Secondary School Swimming Championships held at Chandler.... More

It's Raining, Its Pouring!

March 28, 2014

At long last it has rained ... well an absolute deluge really! Whilst everyone is pleased to see the end of the long summer drought, one group of children is absolutely delighted! Year 1 students are studying the weather in Science and have rain gauges out in the playground. They are certainly getting lots of action to record for their observations… The Year 1 Science Teaching for... More

Coaches of the Future

March 21, 2014

Recently A.B. Paterson College hosted a free Grassroots Football Coaching Course for 17 staff and students. The course was the beginning of a process designed to create a new generation of qualified football coaches at the College. These students made the commitment to attend the course, because they want to be able to give back to the sports programme at the College. Some of these students are... More

The 2014 International Women's Day Leadership Award Goes to ...

March 14, 2014

At this morning's International Women's Day Youth Breakfast, Mentoring Forum and Youth Leadership Award Presentation, two of our inspirational young women were successful in taking out awards. This is an annual event for our Years 11 and 12 young women, who enjoy this wonderful opportunity to honour and celebrate youth leaders who commit to making an important difference to their schools or ... More

Open Days 2014

February 28, 2014

Be our guest on Tuesday 1 April 2014 & Tuesday 12 August 2014. It really isn’t an easy decision. Just how do you determine which school best fits your children’s needs and your family’s values? Glossy brochures, prospectuses and websites can offer you some insight, but there really is only one sure way to get a ‘feel’ for the culture of a school and to discover ... More

Queensland da Vinci Decathlon

February 21, 2014

“A celebration of the academic gifts of Australian Youth” A.B. Paterson College is proud to announce the 2014 da Vinci Decathlon for Years 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10. This “decathlon with a difference” is an academic interschool gala day run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon. Date: Tuesday 6 May (Year 9/10); Wednesday 7 May (Year 5/6); Thursday 8 May (Year 7/8) Time: 9:00am... More

Happy 150th Birthday, Banjo!

February 14, 2014

This is a special year for our College as it commemorates the 150th birthday of Andrew Barton Paterson, after whom our College is proudly named. Each year the College celebrates Banjo's birthday with poetry recitals and a special sporting event we call Banjo's House Games. This is a fun after-school event held on the Friday afternoon closest to Banjo's birthday on 17... More

Six Open A Teams Top APS Premiership Rankings

January 31, 2014

In 2013, Associated Private Schools (APS) awarded trophies to its Open A premiership teams and the College’s trophy cabinet is full! A.B. Paterson College 2013 teams topped the competition in securing six Open A premierships, more than any other school in the APS competition. In Boys’ Football, Girls’ and Boys’ Hockey, Softball, Girls’ Touch Football and Boys’ ... More

Congratulations Class of 2013

January 27, 2014

For the second year, our graduating class has achieved Overall Position (OP) results that are amongst the finest in our College's history. The Class of 2013 has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to academic goals made at the beginning of their leadership year that has seen this outstanding cohort of young men and women dedicate themselves to their studies throughout 2013, to... More

Green, Red, Blue and Yellow

December 31, 2013

Dennis, Lawson, Mackellar and Wright.  The four Houses of A.B. Paterson College reflect the decision of the College’s Founders in 1991 to establish a school that reflected growing pride in all things Australian, by naming them after four iconic Australian poets and writers. The name of the College was changed from The Northern Gold Coast Independent College to A.B. Paterson College,... More