Alumni

Reunions and events 

Reunions

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

TERM 3

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

 

TERM 4

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

 

SEPTEMBER

16 September, Sat, 6 pm. The 1967 leavers 50-year reunion is being planned by Helen Hudson (Charlton),  Wendy Blaxland and Mary Allerdice (Brennan). It will be held in the dining room, Marian Clarke Building at Abbotsleigh Senior School. 

23 September, Sat 10 am. The 2000 leavers' 17-year reunion at Abbotsleigh reception in the Marian Clarke Building, Abbotsleigh Senior School. 

 

OCTOBER 

21 October, Sat,  1992 leavers 25-year reunion at Merivale. 

28 October, Sat 6 pm. The 1977 leavers  40-year reunion in the Dining Room in the Marian Clarke Building,  Abbotsleigh Senior School. 

 

NOVEMBER

4 November, Sat 12 pm. The 1997 leavers 20-year reunion is being organised by Melissa D'Arcy (Arrowsmith) and Amanda Long (Kerslake). It will be held in the Dining Room 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 - 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. 

 

 

 
Regular events
AOGU Meetings

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.

Networking

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

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. 

Bowls Day

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.