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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 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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Dr Goodwin
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.
   

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

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Scholarships
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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Natasha Ramsden
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.
   

Unity project
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.
   

Mynute
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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Work life balance
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.
   

Pink socks
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.
   

Robotics
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.
   

Reconciliation week
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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Walk Safely to School Day
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.
   

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Careers Night
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.
   

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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.
   

Gratitude
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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