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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Senior College Heron Island excursion
Abbotsleigh girls visited a world heritage-listed Marine National Park at Heron Island, to carry out scientific field work while staying at the University of Queensland Heron Island Research Station.
   

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Junior School Does knowing times tables matter?
Aside from times tables, there is so much more that is equally important if we want our girls to be great mathematicians.
   

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Senior College Abbotsleigh's winning staff
Congratulations to two of our staff members who have each received a scholarship as winners in the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards.
   

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Old Girls | History The first HSC cohort
Old Girls from the first Abbotsleigh cohort to ever sit the Higher School Certificate exams following its introduction in 1967 writes about their experiences.
   

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Senior College | Old Girls | History Tildesley Shield 100 years on
The Tildesley shield, a tennis tournament in which Abbotsleigh participates, celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2018.
   

Category tag: Senior College | Old Girls | History
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Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls Leadership at Abbotsleigh
Abbotsleigh Old Girl and Deputy Headmistress Victoria Rennie talks about her love of education and her interests outside of school.
   

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Senior College Farewell Year 12
Abbotsleigh's Headmistress farewells the Class of 2017 and thanks the numerous staff who have provided the girls' with an exceptional education
   

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Junior School Debating success at Abbotsleigh
Congratulations to our Junior School debaters who were victorious recently in the Schools Debating Network primary finals.
   

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Junior School Love Your Sister fundraiser
Head of Junior School Sally Ruston reports how Lucy Breden from Year 6 influenced her peers to dig deep and contribute to the creation of an art work raising funds for Love Your Sister Foundation.
   

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Giving Thank you
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2017 Leather and Laces Sports lunch possible, raising record funds for Indigenous scholarships.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Escape Room
To celebrate this year’s book week theme, Escape to Everywhere, the Betty Archdale Library staff organised an Escape Room as a fun, collaborative, problem solving challenge for students across the Senior School.
   

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Junior School When support is the enemy of resilience
In the very act of being of assistance to our children we can simultaneously stymie the very thing we want for them; independence and resilience.
   

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Boarding Habitual kindness in the boarding community
Over the past few weeks, the Boarding School has been learning about the value of making kind interactions a habit.
   

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Senior College Year 12 HSC Showcase
Our Year 12 students recently showcased their HSC major works from Design and Technology, Extension 2 English, History Extension, Music and Visual Arts.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Wellbeing and positive parenting
Our Director of Counselling addresses parental support and the need for a shared understanding and language between school and parents in regards to wellbeing.
   

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Middle School | Senior College National Science Week
National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia. This year at Abbotsleigh we have had a number of activities and celebrated the achievements of our students.
   

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Senior College Tolerance and freedom of speech
Abbotsleigh welcomed Dr Natasha Moore, Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity as guest speaker at our recent Senior College breakfast.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Video: Top 5 tech tips for parents
Dr Kristy Goodwin, author of Raising Your Child in a Digital Age, shares with Abbotsleigh her top five technology tips for parents.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh staff honoured
Abbotsleigh Headmistress Mrs Megan Krimmer congratulates two of our staff on being honoured by The Australian College of Educators.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Women in STEM event
Some of our Computing Studies students at Senior School were treated with a visit from Prof Vucetic from the University of Sydney - a recent recipient of the Georgina Sweet Fellowship, which aims to promote gender equity in science and engineering.
   

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Junior School Perfectly flawed
Sally Ruston, Head of Abbotsleigh Junior School writes on the challenges of doggedly pursuing perfectionism.
   

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Middle School | Giving Year 7 scholarships for 2019
Registrations are now open for Abbotsleigh scholarships for students entering Year 7 in 2019.
   

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Giving Sports towards scholarships
Director of Development Yvette Vignando addresses frequently-asked questions about philanthropy at Abbotsleigh including details about this year's Sports Lunch.
   

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Senior College Join us at Our House
The latest exhibition at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Our House is now available to view, with an official opening on Saturday 29 July.
   

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Senior College Talented swimmer off to the US
Year 11 Abbotsleigh student Natasha Ramsden is a rising swimming star, selected to represent Australia in international swimming competitions.
   

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Flourish article
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College How to flourish
An article by Head of Junior School, Sally Ruston, about defining the underlying experiences, skills and attributes that contribute to wellbeing.
   

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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.
   

Category tag: Middle School

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