College News

Friday, 30 Oct 2020

Premiership Football and Exams!

For those of you who like soccer, I am confident that this will be an interesting article. For those who are not so keen on the game – hopefully the analogies I make will still make this an interesting article for you. Let’s have a look at some data -...
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Friday, 30 Oct 2020

From the Year 2 Classrooms

Snap, crackle and pop! Mixing and measuring has been the focus for science this term. The students have enjoyed experimenting and morphing into master chefs, mad scientists and doctors when investigating how materials can be combined. They added cornflour to water to create oobleck (slime). Lava lamps erupted from oil, food colouring, detergent and alka seltzers. Copha was...
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Friday, 30 Oct 2020

Guardians of the Art Galaxy 2.0

It was David Thoreau who once said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and this holds particularly true for the study of Visual Art and even more importantly for teachers when endeavouring to comprehend the students with whom they interact.  In my special teacher...
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Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020

Matilda Pens a Winning Story

Year 7 student, Matilda Grant, has won the National Writing Challenge 2020, run by Puffin Publishing and Just Kidding, Australia's biggest children's magazine! This year's competition attracted over 1,100 entries nationally. Matilda won the 11 - 12 years age category for her heart-wrenching refugee story, The Outsiders. Congratulations Matilda! You...
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Friday, 23 Oct 2020

Good Luck Class of 2020!

The Class of 2020 is truly like no other - we were the first year of compulsory prep, the first official year of Year 7 being Senior School, and the first cohort that will be assessed under the ATAR system. Now, a cohort of so many firsts is about to...
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Friday, 23 Oct 2020

A Focus on Wellbeing

It is essential that all schools provide a supportive learning community where all students feel and are safe. Students have a fundamental right to learn in a safe, supportive environment and to be treated with respect. School staff, parents and the local community also have the right to teach, work...
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Friday, 23 Oct 2020

Prep Transition to Year 1

This term, our youngest students have suddenly realised they only have five more weeks before they are no longer ‘Preps’. As is evident in their demeanour, they are starting to feel many different emotions.  Our job as teachers is to help the children deal with these emotions by preparing them...
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Friday, 23 Oct 2020

Happy Grandparents' Day 2020

For 30 years, A.B. Paterson College has been welcoming our grandparents and special friends to campus for Grandparents’ Day celebrations, and without a doubt this day is a highlight of the school year! In 2020, while not on campus, our grandparents are certainly in our hearts and in our thoughts. ...
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Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Camp

Last weekend, seven Years 10 and 11 students took part in a Silver Duke of Edinburgh camp. Unlike the more traditional expedition orientated camps which have been based in the rainforests and bushland surrounding the Gold Coast, this year’s Silver camp took place on the Gold Coast as part of...
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