Reunions and events
To book and pay or to find out about planned reunions, please scroll down to browse the Old Girls' reunions and events area below.
With the support of the AOGU, the Alumni Relations Manager facilitates decade and five year reunions. To ensure you are notified of your year group's reunions, please update us with your contact details regularly. The Alumni Relations Manager Heleen Fourie welcomes you to call ( +61 2 9473 7740) or email her with any questions about particular reunions.
International reunions are held in London, South East Asia and the United States; please let us know if you are living in these locations so we can ensure you receive an invitation.
2017 Reunions and events calendar
21 Jul, Fri Marian Clarke Society Black and Gold Lunch, 12.30 pm - 3 pm, Dining Room
22 Jul, Sat AOGU Mother Daughter Dinner, 6.30 pm - 9 pm, Dining Room
11 Aug, Fri AOGU Archibald Wynne and Sulman Prize visit, NSW Art Gallery
15 Sep , Fri AOGU Lunch for Year 12s, 1.20 pm - 2.10 pm, Dining Room
20 Sep, Wed Final Assembly, 8 am - 10.30 am, Assembly Hall
26 Oct, Thurs AOGU Networking Breakfast 8.00am - 10.00am, TBC - Off Campus
17 Nov, Fri AOGU Ladies Golf Day, 8.00am - 3.30pm, Mona Vale Golf Course
22 Nov, Wed AOGU AGM 7 pm - 9 pm, Senior School Reception
Reunions at School in 2017
21 July, Fri, the 60-year reunion of the 1957 leavers and the 1955 intermediate group is being organised by Jocelyn Hackett (White) and Robin Parker (Taylor). Venue to be confirmed.
16 September, Sat, the 1967 leavers 50-year reunion is being planned by Helen Hudson (Charlton), Wendy Blaxland and Mary Allerdice (Brennan). Venue to be confirmed.
23 September, Sat, 2000 leavers 17-year reunion at Abbotsleigh Senior School.
21 October, Sat, 1992 leavers 25-year reunion at Merivale.
28 October, Sat, 1977 leavers 40-year reunion at Abbotsleigh Senior School.
4 November, Sat, 1997 leavers 20-year reunion is being organised by Melissa D'Arcy (Arrowsmith) and Amanda Long (Kerslake) at Abbotsleigh Senior School.
11 November, Sat, 1987 leavers 30-year reunion. Venue to be confirmed.
25 November, Sat, 2007 10-year reunion. Venue to be confirmed.
5-year reunion, leavers of 2012 leavers - date and venue to be confirmed.
15-year reunion, leavers of 2002 l - date and venue to be confirmed.
Please email Heleen Fourie, Old Girls Relations Manager or phone on 02 9473 7740 to be put in contact with the reunion organisers of the different year groups.
The Committee of the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union has a meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, during School terms. The meetings are held in the Senior School reception area. All Old Girls of the School are welcome at these meetings.
Two annual networking events are held in Sydney to allow Old Girls to meet and hear speakers talk on a range of topics. An evening event is held in March and a breakfast event is held in October.
Past speakers have included Julie White, inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women, Katie Rigg-Smith (1995) CEO of Media Agency Mindshare Australasia, Dr Meredith Burgmann, former President of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Mrs Judith Poole, Headmistress of Abbotsleigh and Sharon Longridge partner at Worklife Wellness.
Suggestions for future speakers are warmly welcomed.
Ladies Golf Day
Golf Day has a history over 60 years and is held annually on the second Friday after the Melbourne Cup. Old Girls, past and current Abbotsleigh mothers, FAbbS and friends of Abbotsleigh all play on this day arranged by the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union. All Old Girls are entered in the Old Girls' individual stableford competition competing for the AOGU Cup and Salver Award. Please contact the Alumni Relations Manager if you would like to play this year and scroll down to keep a lookout for the Golf Day in the Old Girl events area below.
Card Day has been on the Old Girl calendar for decades and is traditionally held in the first two weeks of May. It is a leisurely day of card games, good food and good company. Any profit made on the day is put towards AOGU contributions towards the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship. In the past few years the event has been held at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery in Vindin house and often coincides with an art exhibition.
Our Old Girls have played bowls at Warrawee Bowling Club for the past 34 years in the second half of each year. If you are interested in joining the dedicated group of bowlers who have kept this fun event going, or would simply like to join them for lunch on the day please contact the Alumni Relations Manager and scroll down to keep a lookout for the Bowls Day in the Old Girl events area below.