Junior School

Welcome to the Junior School at A.B. Paterson College!

My name is Simon Edgar and, as Head of Junior School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Junior School of A.B. Paterson College, where Excellence, Care and Commitment is central to all that we do.  I am honoured to work in such a vibrant learning community that seeks to encourage each and every one of our students to achieve their very best.

Our Junior School commences with Prep and continues through to Year 6. There are 28 classes in all, within a truly Prep to Year 12 community.  Strong relationships tie all aspects of our College community together and visitors often comment on this caring College spirit.  Our classrooms are vibrant places, where students are happy and engaged in quality learning experiences within a contemporary environment.

A.B. Paterson College promotes a holistic approach to education to develop well-rounded and resilient children and young adults.  We aim to instil a lifelong love and enjoyment of learning.  As part of this approach, we offer a broad range of opportunities for students to develop academically, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually.  Our classroom teachers teach across the core curriculum areas. They are joined by numerous specialist teachers, who enable us to offer a wide variety of programs such as Music, Health and Physical Education, Library, Enrichment, Technology and studies in the Japanese language.  In addition to this, our students also enjoy a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities in activities such as the STEM Challenge, Public Speaking competitions, musicals, choirs, bands and Running Club.

We prepare our students for their future and 21st Century learning is at the centre of our work. Our students and teachers are equipped with a contemporary range of interactive technologies to engage them in rich learning opportunities across the curriculum.

Good manners and respect for one another are obvious amongst all members of our College. The Junior School community is a friendly, welcoming environment where the home-school partnership is valued. Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals, who actively deal with academic and pastoral issues as soon as they are aware of them.  Strong values are modelled by our staff and reflected in the behaviour of our students.  Relationships and respect are at the core of our College ethos.  Classroom teachers work closely with their students to help develop and nurture our children in a warm and welcoming environment, centred on Australian values.

We would love to welcome you in person to our campus and showcase all of the diverse opportunities we can offer your child or children. Arranging a tour of the College is as easy as telephoning Mrs Karen Milburn on (07) 5594 7947 or emailing her on KMilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Simon Edgar
Head of Junior School