News

All the latest news, activities and achievements from Abbotsleigh across our Junior and Senior Schools and from the Abbotsleigh Old Girl community.  

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Early Learning | Junior School Ten minutes with our Head of Junior School
We caught up with our Head of Junior School, Ms Sally Ruston, to see what drew her to education and what interests her outside the school gates.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Lessons that last a lifetime
Working with Crossroads Foundation, all teaching staff and girls from Years 9-12 engaged in a confronting simulation on poverty.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Awesome cross country results in Paris
Six of our senior athletes recently competed at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris.
   

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Middle School | Senior College What do you see in the stars?
At the Senior School Easter chapel service this year, some unexpected images filled the screen.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Music masterclasses hit the right note
Mr George Torbay and Mr Harry Sdraulig recently shared invaluable knowledge with our singers and composers.
   

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Senior College Good reasons for embracing challenges
Year 11 recently discovered that challenges are an important part of life and have many benefits.
   

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Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Come and see our chooks at the Easter Show
Abbotsleigh's Ag Club has been busy raising broiler chickens and Light Sussex hens in preparation for the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Welcome to AbbSchool
AbbSchool is made up of two important areas within the Abbotsleigh community: extended tuition and the Holiday Program.
   

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Junior School Why STEM matters
Abbotsleigh is thrilled to have the facilities and educators to ensure that the best of STEM learning is accessible to all our girls.
   

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Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls Abbotsleigh celebrates IWD, #PressforProgress and STEM
Abbotsleigh Old Girl, Katie Rigg-Smith, the Australasian CEO of Mindshare, helped us celebrate IWD. We later opened STEM Street in the Junior School.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Final results for Abbotsleigh girls at the Commonwealth Games swimming trials
We're very proud of our four girls who competed at last week's Commonwealth Games Swimming Trials 2018 on the Gold Coast.
   

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Senior College Art North
The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery has launched ART NORTH, an exhibition developed by Visual Arts students for assessment in the 2017 HSC examination.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Going for gold
We would like to wish four of our girls all the best for next week as they head off to the Gold Coast for this year’s Commonwealth Games trials.
   

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Middle School Middle School workshops
Our Middle School girls have been treated to a variety of experiences over the last week to enhance their learning at Abbotsleigh.
   

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Boarding Sparking joy in the Year of the Dog
Our boarders have taken part in an art installation for the Chinese New Year Festival in partnership with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
   

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Junior School Sydney Kings visit
Our Year 4-6 girls had a rare treat this week to meet with and play basketball with players from the Sydney Kings.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Teaching our girls respect
Respect is one of our School’s core values, writes Victoria Rennie, Deputy Headmistress. Following the global Safer Internet Day, our students were asked what respect, especially online, means to them.
   

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Junior School Anxiety burners to resilience builders
Throughout the Abbotsleigh Junior School this year, we are making student wellbeing our focus, write Head of Junior School, Sally Ruston.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Ag Club's flying start
The Agriculture Club at Sydney independent day and boarding school, Abbotsleigh, is off to a flying start in 2018 with a poultry focus.
   

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Senior College Grace Cossington Smith Gallery exhibitions 2018
Welcome to our exhibition program for 2018. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am-4 pm. Exhibitions create great interest in our community and provide inspiring learning inspiration and resource for students.
   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 6 February is Safer Internet Day (SID). This is a global, annual initiative that aims to encourage safer internet use. We outline tips for parents to help their children to have 'digital intelligence'.
   

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Old Girls AOGU Honorary President’s Remarks 2017
AOGU Honorary President Kim Boniface reflects on 2017 and all the Old Girls' association has achieved.
   

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Senior College Hope Peace Joy
Year 9 student Kira Trahana writes how the real meaning of Christmas extends beyond presents to a message that hasn't changed in 2,000 years.
   

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Junior School AbbSchool Summer Holiday program
The AbbSchool Summer Holiday program is open to students and members of the community.
   

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Junior School BrainWays Quest win
Two Abbotsleigh Junior School teams win first place overall in their age categories at the BrainWays Quest Competition.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Future skills and training
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee releases report on what future skills and training, is likely to be needed both in Australia and internationally.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Thriving in the digital age
Psychology Week 2017 is focused on ‘Thriving in the Digital Age’- to help Australians improve their happiness and wellbeing by promoting ways to thrive.
   

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Senior College | History The Abbotsleigh pool
Abbotsleigh's pool facilities have evolved since the School's first pool opened 60 years ago in 1957.
   

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Senior College Shan Turner-Carroll exhibition
The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is pleased to partner with The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) to present the works of photographer and multidisciplinary artist Shan Turner-Carroll.
   

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Junior School Language celebrations at Junior School
Junior School recently celebrated Languages Week with a number of fun and colourful activities.
   

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