Abbotsleigh has a long tradition of supporting the education of girls from diverse backgrounds. For more than 125 years, we have acknowledged the many contributions and sacrifices families have made to ensure the ongoing financial strength of the School. This has enabled Abbotsleigh to provide state of the art facilities, excellent resources and opportunities for many girls to be part of this learning community.
This year we are again seeking support from all members of the school community, past and present – from Old Girls and staff to parents – to contribute to the Abbotsleigh Foundation’s Annual Giving Appeal.
The Foundation was formed in 1976 with the aim of building a strong endowment to sustain Abbotsleigh’s prosperity and capacity to provide a first class education for future generations of families seeking quality and excellence in their daughter’s education.
When you give to the Foundation, you may nominate which of the funds you would like to support. All the funds outlined below are fully tax deductible.
This fund enables property acquisition and major building projects to be funded such as the recent Infants and Early Learning Centre developed on the Junior School site.
The income from this fund supports a number of the Foundation’s scholarships, including the Indigenous scholarship program. Abbotsleigh, in partnership with Yalari, is committed to providing at least two full boarding scholarships for Indigenous students each year, commencing in Year 7.
This fund offers a bursary for a girl to enter the School in Year 10 or Year 11. It is awarded for all round interests and ability. In addition, the Welfare Fund provides assistance with tuition fees to parents who, through unexpected and tragic circumstances, find themselves in need of support.
The Kathleen McCredie Award
Founded in the name of Abbotsleigh’s seventh and only Old Girl Headmistress, the Kathleen McCredie Award provides tuition fees to a student in Years 10, 11 and 12, preferably from rural Australia who would but for this award, not be able to attend Abbotsleigh. Instituted by the Old Girls’ Union in 2001 in honour of Miss McCredie, this fund enjoys the popular support of many Old Girls, who personally recognise the enormous joy and value that an Abbotsleigh education brings.
This fund assists with acquisitions, library buildings and technology upgrades which allow our library facilities to remain at the cutting edge of knowledge management and research.
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