Giving back as an Old Girl

Careers night

We are fortunate in having the majority of our speakers coming from our Old Girl community. More than sixty Old Girls generously give their time, knowledge and guidance to Abbotsleigh's students making the night a popular and valued event in the academic calendar. If you are interested in volunteering at future Careers Nights, please contact the Old Girls Office.


Abbotsleigh’s Archives are named after Florence Mary Thurles Thomas: a former student, teacher, librarian and volunteer at the School. During her time as Abbotsleigh’s inaugural librarian, she began collecting the documents and memorabilia that have grown into today’s archival collection. After a ground-breaking career as a law librarian, Thurles gave generously of her time to the Archives and the Abbotsleigh community.

Donating to the Kathleen McCredie Award fund

This scholarship was initiated through a generous gift from the AOGU and honours the dynamic and positive influence of Miss McCredie during her time as Headmistress (1970-1987). The Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is means-tested and offered every three years; it supports full tuition from Year 10 to Year 12. To make a gift to sustain the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship, please click the link below.

Commemorative pavers

Celebrate your time at Abbotsleigh. When an Abbotsleigh girl walks out the front gates for the final time and takes her first step into her new journey as an Old Girl, she can’t help but leave a little piece of herself behind. The School has a special way to recognise these special ‘steps of time’.