College News

Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Remembrance Day

On 11 November, students and staff right across our campus paused to remember the sacrifice made by members of the armed forces who lost their lives in war, fighting to protect our nation. Our Remembrance Day Service - led by Head of Senior School, Mr Gary Smith - was watched...
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Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Year 1 Coding

In Technology this term, Year 1 students have enjoyed exploring the wonderful world of ICT and coding through the use of the Scratch Junior platform to program their own interactive stories. Their ICT skills and story writing strategies have flourished this term through the opportunity to create and move digital...
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Friday, 06 Nov 2020

BUHMUN Conference 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 edition of the Bond University High School Model United Nations (BUHMUN) conference at Bond University on Friday 30 October was attended by a delegation of nine A.B. Paterson College students. BUHMUN is Australia’s first university-run High School Model United Nations conference. The conference theme for this year was...
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Thursday, 05 Nov 2020

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Camp

Last weekend, 25 Year 8 and 9 students took part in a practice Bronze Duke of Edinburgh camp. The practical aspects of the two day camp was to learn about map reading and navigation, safe bush walking skills, planning meals and cooking for themselves and their peers. They were accompanied by teachers Andrew Sole...
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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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