College Noticeboard


Commencement of Term 1 in 2018 is Tuesday, 23 January 2018

For information on 2018 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/term-dates-2018

For information on 2019 term dates and public holidays, please click on this link: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/page-term-dates-2019

Check out the College Facebook Page!

Regular updates are being posted on the A.B. Paterson College Facebook page, so please visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege and ‘Like’ us so that you can remain in contact.


Stepping into the future 

At the end of last Term, A.B. Paterson College Principal, Brian Grimes, announced that our College Board had made the decision to develop our next major building on our beautiful campus. The new building, which is yet to be named will sprawl three levels and be approximately 4,500m2 in size. To be located on the eastern side of our Hockey Oval, this magnificent building will be a state-of-the-art learning precinct.

To learn more about this new building, please read an article by Principal, Brian Grimes: https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/article/975/From-the-Principals-Desk or read our flyer in Community Event Flyers.

Also, take a virtual reality tour of our stunning new building, soon to be under construction on A.B. Paterson College campus https://www.facebook.com/abpatersoncollege/videos/1038837642885311/

Vacation Care Program - Book Now! 1 December to 24 January 2018

Please note Vacation Care will close 6pm on Friday 22 December 2017. The service will reopen at 7am, Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Outside School Hours Care: 55 614 155 or 0400 793 126 Early Childhood Centre: 55 715 333 Hours: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm

Access the program on the College website or email: cjanetzki@abpat.qld.edu.au

Learn to Swim - Christmas Holiday Intensive Program

Monday 14 December to Friday 8 December 2017 and
Monday 8 January to Friday 12 January 2018
between 9.00am and 11.00am

For more information email Peter Gee, Swimming Coach/Pool Manager, at PGee@abpat.qld.edu.au. 

Ordering your Back to School Pack for 2018

Orders for your Back to School Packs can be made from Wednesday, 1 November at Impact School Supplies www.impactschoolsupplies.com.au

For ordering procedures and delivery information, go to the Impact School Supplies flyer on our website https://www.abpat.qld.edu.au/page/uniform-shop.


Scholarship Registration in 2018 for ACER Tests (for 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test Date is Saturday, 10 February 2018.

Opening Date is Monday, 6 November 2017 - to register go to the ACER website https://www.acer.org/scholarship.

Closing Date is Friday, 29 January 2018 at 3pm. 
No registrations will be accepted after this time.

Surfside Buslines - School Passes for 2018

We would like to remind parents/guardians to submit their bus pass applications prior to school commencing for 2018 to speed the process up in receiving their children’s bus passes.

Remember if your child is changing schools (includes primary to highschool) or address that you will need submit a new application.

Frequently asked questions and more information regarding bus passes can be found on our website.

Netball Club Registrations for Season 2018

Registrations are now open to the College Community for players wishing to play Club Netball representing A.B. Paterson College Netball Club with Northern Gold Coast Netball Association’s Saturday competition at Runaway Bay.

Spaces are limited and currently available for the following age groups:
U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U13 and Junior Intermediate Divisions U14, U15 & U16.

Please complete the attached 2018 Registration form and return to the Club Registrar, Jessica Chapman at netballclubregistrar@abpat.qld.edu.au

Registrations will be accepted on a ‘first come basis’ and will be confirmed pending payment of required deposit. Please contact Jessica Chapman for any queries at the Club’s Registrar email as listed.

Student Services Phone Number 55 614 137 (posted 21 April 2016)

To improve our service to parents, the College has reviewed the Student Services phone number to enable phone queries to be directed to the relevant area of the College.

Parents calling Students Services on 55 614 137 will notice that this number now has redirection options:

  • 1. Student Absences;
  • 2. Junior School enquiries;
  • 3. Senior School enquiries; and
  • 4. Sport and Co-curricular Activities.

Please note that Student Services also has an email address for reporting student absences at studentabsences@abpat.qld.edu.au

Other direct numbers parents are able to use are:

College Clinic                                   55 614 139
Uniform Shop                                  55 614 131
Swimming Centre                           55 614 167
After School Care                            55 614 155
Early Childhood Centre                 55 715 333

For all other enquiries, please use the 55 947 947 number (Reception).