Parents and Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association is primarily a ‘friend raising’ organisation, but also supports the College in providing important materials and resources for students.  At parent request, the P&F’s activities have changed over the years from holding major fund raising events to the inclusion of an annual levy - a more equitable arrangement.

Since the College’s inception, the P&F has worked closely with the Principal in providing items to support students:  the Junior and Senior School ball courts, shade, seating, musical instruments, a major contribution to the construction of the pool, annual support for the A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking competition and other items.

The P&F successfully applied for two grants from the Queensland Gaming Commission to construct two shade shelters on the main oval.

The P&F takes care of refreshments at major College functions on campus such as the Splendid Visions Art Exhibition, the College Musical, sports carnivals and at the A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition, and many more such events.

Friend raising activities include those above, as well as provision of morning tea for new parents at the start of the school year, particularly those with children starting school for the first time, social evenings, and a ‘trivia’ night.

General Meetings are held once per term and the Executive also meets each term.  The Principal attends to give updates on College development.  A new Executive is voted in at the Annual General Meeting in October.

To contact the current President of the P&F,  please email pandf@abpat.qld.edu.au.

More friends and helpers are always welcome.

Upcoming Events:

Parents and Friends Trivia Night!
Friday, 26 February, 6:00pm - 10:00pm


You are all welcome to join us for this highly entertaining evening. The emphasis is on fun and friendship with questions based around sport, music and entertainment.

Comments from past attendees:
"Oh my gosh I laughed so much my face hurt!"
"Such a great night, cannot wait for the next one!"

So get together a table of 8-10 players and register at pandf@abpat.qld.edu.au or call Trudi Teren on 0424 273 721There is a small cost to attend of $5 per player which you can bring along on the night.

Why not add to the fun by choosing a theme for your table and players and get dressed up for the night! Past events have seen sporting outfits, the 80s, hillbillies, Hawaiian, African and overgrown A.B. Paterson College students as themes, as well as crazy hats, black and white and wigs and glasses. You can go as wild and crazy as you like! There will be prizes for the best dressed individual and best themed table (including you table decor).

If you are new to the College and would like to join a table and meet new people, please contact Trudi and she will include you in a team.

To view the flyer click here.

Hope to see you there!

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