Strategic Intent

A.B. Paterson College has a wonderful history of high academic achievement and an outstanding commitment to the education and development of young people since its Foundation in 1991.  The College is focused on meeting the contemporary needs of our current and future students, preparing them for the world they live in, and providing our society with the leaders of tomorrow, whilst preserving the Australian heritage of the College.  We aim to provide opportunities throughout the College, and in all areas of endeavour, for developing the character and leadership of our young men and women through their active participation in a wide range of educational experiences.  These opportunities are provided by a committed and professionally focused staff, who model the College Motto of Excellence, Care and Commitment in all that they do within the College.  A culture of leadership, sense of community, integrity and service are the integral elements of our Key Focus Areas.

The Strategic Intent has at its very foundation our belief of ‘One College, One Focus,’ and is grounded in whole school goals and strategies to ensure a seamless transition throughout the College.

Our Vision is to develop in our students the intellectual character necessary to become passionate about the ongoing pursuit of learning; to have the skills and confidence to succeed in an increasingly complex world; and to become committed to creating positive futures for the good of all, through leadership, service and active participation in their communities.

We believe in every student having the opportunity to excel and to experience those special moments that will forever remain a treasured memory of their education at A.B. Paterson College. Whether it be the first time they enter our beautiful campus; the level of engagement and endeavour within the classroom; the occasions when they meet and overcome academic or personal challenge; their involvement in a special rite of passage; their realisation of their special achievement in an area of endeavour; or the special relationships formed with their peers and their teachers - it is these special moments that shape their character and, ultimately, their lives, long after they commenced their journey at our College.

Our Strategic Intent document aims to celebrate our history and articulate our future directions in teaching and learning programs, pastoral care practices, staff development and building our future.  We welcome you on this journey and together look forward to an exciting future.

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Strategic Intent 2019 - 2024