The Values of A.B. Paterson College are underpinned by the finest values evident within Australian society and are supported by the Australian Government’s National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools (2005).

Our Values give meaning and purpose to our lives, define the way in which we engage with each other, and guide us as we strive to achieve our Mission.

At A.B. Paterson College, we value:


We encourage and develop a lifelong passion for learning, leading to genuine understanding.


We strive for excellence in all we do.


We encourage active care and advocacy for all people of the world.


We promote creativity in thought and innovation.


We take responsibility for our own actions and have the courage and conviction to guide others.


We act with courage, conviction, and with the highest moral standards.


We contribute enthusiastically, responsibly, and with pastoral concern to all in our community; engendering respect and trust within all people.


We appreciate and value the cultural and individual differences in the people of the World, and treat all with dignity.