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Abbotsleigh Boarder Parents' Association

The Abbotsleigh Boarder Parents’ Association provides an invaluable link between boarders, their parents and the School. Parents volunteer to be Year Coordinators each year and act as vital information channels for the boarding community, as well as help organise social events, such as the immensely popular annual Boarder Parent Round-up.

The ABPA holds meetings once a term. Meetings are held on a Friday at 2 pm in Wheeldon House. All boarder families are very welcome to attend.

Our Headmistress, Mrs Megan Krimmer; Head of Boarding, Mrs Chemane Fairleigh; Deputy Head of Boarding, Ms Donna Mahrous; Mrs Alex Lightfoot, Director of Development and Community Relations; and Director of Wellbeing and Counselling, Mrs Liz Cannon attend the meetings. They share with us what is happening in the School community, both day and boarding. The meetings are also a good place to bring your questions or queries on different matters. The committee looks forward to seeing you there.

2021 general meeting dates

All meetings run from 2-3.30 pm.

Term 1: Friday 5 March (via Zoom)
Term 2: Friday 21 May (via Zoom)
Term 3: Friday 6 August and AGM
Term 4: Friday 19 November


Meet the ABPA Committee

President:  Christine Weston
Vice-President:  Katrina Cogan
Treasurer:  Alex Ramsay
Secretary: Karen Clift
Daisy Club President:  James Clark
Daisy Club Treasurer:  Brett Slack-Smith
APA Representative:  Sue Meldrum
Old Girl Representative:  Lucy Shilling

Your Parent Reps 

Year 7:  Sophia Binnie, Kristina Ranken
Year 8:  Mandy Corderoy, Kylie Wood
Year 9:  Wendy Dennison, Mary Frampton
Year 10:  Iona Lilburne, Kate Robinson
Year 11:  Sarah Greer, Catherine Vincent
Year 12:  Sandra Duff, Samantha Flanery

The Daisy Club

The Boarder Parents' Association started the Abbotsleigh Daisy Club in 2007 as a means by which boarder parents could assist in the School's fundraising activities to help our girls and future generations at Abbotsleigh. The Daisy Club enables boarder parents to be involved in an important fundraising activity for Abbotsleigh. The ABPA/Daisy Club are very proud of the efforts they have achieved thus far, raising more than $100,000 for a variety of projects.

Below you'll find the Daisy Club brochure, outlining how the process works, plus some of the great merchandise available. You can also download the rules of operation and contract.




For more information about the Daisy Club, please contact the School's Community Relations Manager, Mrs Trisha Roy; telephone 9473 7736 and she will put you in contact with the Daisy Club President, James Clark.