We aim to deliver a deeper learning that educates and empowers the 'whole girl', so she can unleash her potential within and beyond the classroom.

Deep learning

We teach our girls to ask questions, grapple with ideas, debate, take risks and reflect on their learning. However, this is not ‘surface level’ learning, or learning at ‘face value’. There are facts and there are opinions. Abbotsleigh girls learn how to delve deeply, solve difficult problems and develop sophisticated, conceptual understanding.

A thirst for knowledge

Our girls love to learn, and fundamental to deep learning at Abbotsleigh is educational research, both national and international. The depth of research undertaken by our girls, from the youngest in Junior School through to Year 12, is exceptional and, in a world beset with increasingly complex challenges, essential. Our students demonstrate their enthusiasm and thirst for learning continually.

The importance of research

That research informs educational practice in our ELC, Junior School and Senior School is clearly demonstrated in the articles featured in our professional journal, Clippings. These articles demonstrate our girls’ and our teachers’ passion for deep learning and research, as well as the lived belief of our girls and staff that learning is most definitely ‘a treasure that follows its owner everywhere’.

Individual empowerment

Abbotsleigh inspires girls to strive for excellence within and beyond the classroom. We empower our girls to become resilient, independent, confident and compassionate young women who believe they are capable of anything.

Respecting diversity and recognising the importance of interdependence, we challenge each girl to develop her unique passions and talents, whilst valuing those of others.