News

All the latest news, activities and achievements from Abbotsleigh across our Junior and Senior Schools and from the Abbotsleigh Old Girl community.  

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Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh's Unity Project
Abbotsleigh's Unity Project looked to visually showcase the notion of unity in diversity.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Major win for AbbSchool Drama
Congratulations to our seven AbbSchool Drama students for winning Best Group Devised Piece and Best Actress awards at the Sharp Short Theatre grand final performance.
   

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Middle School | Senior College GLOW 2017 Abbotsleigh Festival of Light
With the colourful lights from Switch it on Lighting, GLOW 2017 was an evening of wonderful viewing, listening, participating and eating experience at Abbotsleigh.
   

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Middle School MyNute: Can we make our own microscope?
Year 8 students were recently tasked to create a macro lens on the existing lens of one of their devices, with a goal to take photos of small things as part of a STEAM project.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Work-life balance
Abbotsleigh Career Adviser Marg Selby writes on the importance of work-life balance for students and parents alike.
   

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh students put best feet forward
For the third year, Abbotsleigh has supported the McGrath Foundation “Pull on your socks” campaign.
   

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Senior College | Old Girls Robotics at Abbotsleigh: Help the ARTEMIS Club
ARTEMIS is an acronym for Abbotsleigh Robotics Team: Engineering, Mathematics, Inspiration, Science. The team designed its logo with arrows to represent Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt. Students in the team aim high as they strive to be the best they can be.
   

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Old Girls An Abbotsleigh evening to remember
Our annual networking evening saw Old Girls gather to hear from a guest speaker at a restaurant owned by current Abbotsleigh parents.
   

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Old Girls | History The formation of our Old Girls' Union
Founded on 23 May 1908, the Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Union is amongst the earliest school alumni unions to be formed in Australia.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Head of the Hill for the sixth year running
Abbotsleigh has won the girls' Head of the Hill race in the Balmoral Burn for the sixth year running, raising funds for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
   

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Middle School | Senior College | Boarding National Reconciliation Week
Headmistress Megan Krimmer reflects on the School's activities this week to commemorate National Sorry Day on 26 May and National Reconcilation Week.
   

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Wellbeing: building resilience
School counsellor Liz Cannon writes on the fine balance for parents between being there to nurture and guide their child and becoming overinvolved in their child's life.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Positive teamwork - great results
Acting Head of Sport Mark Everingham reports on some highly successful sporting results from the Senior School.
   

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Boarding The best thing about boarding
In celebration of National Boarding Week, our Year 11 Abbotsleigh Boarder Council write on the best aspects about being boarders.
   

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Junior School Walk Safely to School
Abbotsleigh Junior School will be participating in National Walk Safely to School Day on 19 May with some ongoing student-led initiatives.
   

Category tag: Junior School
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Senior College | Old Girls What did we learn from Careers Night?
Abbotsleigh Careers Advisor Marg Selby reports on the recent Careers Night and some of the key lessons for students that came from discussions with Old Girls.
   

Category tag: Senior College | Old Girls
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Middle School | Senior College Jazz Ensemble pop up concert
Listen to the Abbotsleigh Jazz Ensemble performing at a pop up concert at Senior School.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Hornsby’s Westside Vibe gets the Abbotsleigh GLOW
Year 9 Design & Technology students invited to exhibit their GLOW work at the Hornsby Westside Vibe festival.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Gratitude
Deputy Headmistress Mrs Victoria Rennie writes on the importance of pausing to reflect on our blessings for our wellbeing.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Healthy lunchbox: Banana oat bars
Susan Filan, Head of Environmental Education, shares healthy nude food recipes from the Environment Council is sharing some great lunchbox foods that you can make at home.
   

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Junior School PSSA swimming and diving success
We congratulate our Junior School divers and swimmers who competed at the NSWPSSA Swimming and Diving Championships this week.
   

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Senior College Ice queen
Elizabeth Cao, Year 10, has recently returned from Canada after competing in the Junior World Synchronised Skating Championships.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Recognition for Abbotsleigh Music Department
In 2016, Abbotsleigh girls achieved wonderful results placing Abbotsleigh in the top five most outstanding accredited schools in New South Wales.
   

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Senior College Feedback for learning
Deputy Headmistress and Head of Senior School Victoria Rennie writes on the power of feedback to encourage active learning among students.
   

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Senior College Applying for Abbotsleigh Foundation Scholarships
The School is now accepting applications for Abbotsleigh Foundation Scholarships for new and current students entering Year 10.
   

Category tag: Senior College
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Junior School Is it possible to over-parent?
Experts warn that the increasing modern trend of over-parenting is helping to develop a generation of children lacking in resilience, life skills and responsibility, writes Sally Ruston.
   

Category tag: Junior School
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Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh Adult Swim Squad
The Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre offers adult swim training sessions and classes.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College The pillars of health
Liz Cannon, Abbotsleigh's Head of Educational Services shares the essential pillars of health and wellbeing for children and teenagers.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Gender equality
Following International Women's Day this week, Headmistress of Abbotsleigh Megan Krimmer discusses how important the goal of gender equality is in today's world.
   

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Senior College An Abbotsleigh session with surgeons
On a mission to inspire girls to pursue a career in medicine, some of Sydney's top female surgeons invited two Abbotsleigh girls on a tour of the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
   

Category tag: Senior College

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