College News

Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

Book Week is Infectious!

'Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.' - Children's fiction author Kate DiCamillo. The Children's Book Council of Australia was established in 1945 as a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with...
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Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Terrific Titration!

Last term Angelina Inthavong, Riley Collier, Rihanna Jamal, Dean Blumson, Dylan Selby and Simho Lee competed in the QLD RACI Titration Challenge. Over 2 hours, each student performed two sets of acid-base titrations in order to determine the unknown concentration of a weak acid in a solution that was supplied...
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Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Duke of Edinburgh Camp

During the September school holidays, five Year 11 students and two teachers took part in a combined Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) Camp in the Mount Barney National Park. The students were Angelia Inthavong, Matthew Hickey, Jodie Down, Maria Nadezhdina and Bessie Xu. The three night and four...
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Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Year 6 Transition to Senior School

One of the great advantages of A.B. Paterson College offering an education for children from Junior Kindergarten right through to Year 12, is the opportunity this provides for smooth and easy transitions throughout the school. Providing this transition on one campus is another positive – as students move from one...
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Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Years 7 and 9 Service-learning

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.'  This week in Social Emotional Learning Fundamentals (SELF) students in Years 7 and 9 were...
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Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Meet the Head of Senior School - Mr Gary Smith

The first week in my new post as Head of Senior School has been an extremely positive experience.  Having been at the College for the past 16 months, working in the Executive Team as the Director of Business Services, I have had a great vantage point in seeing the...
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Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

Book Week 2020

Our dynamic Library duo, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Siberry can't wait for school to return, because in Week 2 of Term 4 we are celebrating Book Week 2020! Boasting competitions, a STEAMy Creature Creation session, fabulous visiting authors and a character parade for Prep to Year 3 students, Book Week...
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Friday, 18 Sep 2020

From the Principal's Desk

While walking around Springbrook, a few weekends ago, I came across a duck with three tiny baby ducklings, likely only a week or two old. I know that everyone has seen ducks swimming in the water, gracefully gliding along the surface, leaving a small, almost unnoticeable ripple behind them as...
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Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Prep Party

Prep playground was filled with rainbows, bubbles, music and the laughter of delighted children as the Prep Party brought Term 3 to a colourful close. What a fabulous day!
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