Abbotsleigh girls are encouraged to join one of the School's clubs each year as part of their co-curricular commitment. Our clubs program complements, through experiential learning opportunities, the School's teaching and learning programs with activities that help girls develop their skills and character, as well as their teamwork and leadership capabilities. Activities promote wellbeing, service, enjoyment, fitness and commitment. The clubs program is an extension of the academic curriculum where staff can mentor students beyond the classroom environment and in areas of particular interest to the students.
There is a wide variety of clubs in the Junior and Senior Schools, which include debating, chess and environment clubs. Special interest groups include the agriculture, student news, library and book clubs. Students can also participate in Tournament of Minds, the da Vinci Decathlon and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.
There are various groups throughout the School for Christian fellowship. The Crusader club is affiliated with the Crusader Union of Australia and meets once a week. Students can also join the Chapel Sacristans group or 'Blog', a group where girls can ask questions about Christianity and other religions.
There is also a range of clubs in the Senior School that focus on service to the community, including the Amnesty club, Interact, the Oaktree Seed Group, Z Club (which supports the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai branch of Zonta International) and World Vision.
The Student Representative Council is a student forum for discussion and involvement in all aspects of School activity that gives the girls first hand experience in democratic representation.