Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering at A.B. Paterson College? The College is always appreciative of parents who are willing to offer their help and expertise in the coaching of teams or support of other activities.  There are many opportunities to be involved and it's a great way to engage with the A.B. Paterson College community.

Co-curricular Activities - Sport 

The College is always appreciative of parents who are willing to offer their help in the coaching and management of sporting teams or supporting other activities. Times vary according to the commitment.  Sports include: AFL, Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Newcombeball, Rugby, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball and Water Polo.

Contact: Mr Ian Taylor, Director of Activities at ITaylor@abpat.qld.edu.au

Co-curricular - Clubs & Societies 

Some of the co-curricular activity clubs and societies include Chess, Public Speaking, Debating, Mock Trials, Duke of Edinburgh, ICT Explorers Club, Zenith Club and our Interact Club to name but a few. 

Contact: Mr Ian Taylor, Director of Activities at ITaylor@abpat.qld.edu.au

Service Learning Activities

The College is commencing a number of service learning programs within the College.  These programs often require a longer term commitment.  Interested parents are asked to register their interest with the Director of Positive Education and Leadership. 

Contact: Ms Toni Kirton, Director of Positive Education and Leadership (TKirton@abpat.qld.edu.au) 

Uniform Shop 

The Uniform Shop is located on campus and supplies all items of uniform with the exception of sports shoes.  The Shop is run by a paid Convenor and her assistant, both with retail experience, who ensure stock is available and items carefully sourced and priced.  Volunteer helpers are essential to the smooth running of the Uniform Shop, particularly at the beginning and end of each year when parents are outfitting their children. This is another excellent way for parents to meet one another and play an important role in supporting the College.  The team at the Uniform Shop are friendly and co-operative and welcome new helpers.

Contact: Ms Susan Kelly, Uniform Shop Convenor (SKelly@abpat.qld.edu.au) 


Friends of A.B. Paterson College 

The Friends of A.B. Paterson College is primarily a ‘friend raising’ organisation, but does support the College by providing important materials, events and resources for students and the College community.  The Friends of A.B. Paterson College does not undertake major fund raising initiatives, but does co-ordinate food stalls at a number of College events to assist in raising funds. There are many opportunities to get involved in College life through the Friends of A.B. Paterson College, such as assisting at the Splendid Vision Art Show, swimming carnivals, public speaking competition, the College musical and the co-ordination of morning teas and special functions.

Contact: Ms Lisa Lang, Chair of Friends of A.B. Paterson College at fab@abpat.qld.edu.au