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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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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Middle School | Senior College Making music at Abbotsleigh
The Senior School Music Department report on a wonderfully exciting and busy start to Term 4 and the creativity of our music students.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Pink Ribbon Day
Year 11 Student Celeste Zhong reports on the activities taken by Abbotsleigh students to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
   

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Junior School Touch typing or handwriting: which way to go?
Head of Junior School Sally Ruston is often asked by parents about the importance of handwriting versus the need for students to learn how to touch type.
   

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Senior College Heron Island excursion
Abbotsleigh girls visited a world heritage-listed Marine National Park at Heron Island, to carry out scientific field work while staying at the University of Queensland Heron Island Research Station.
   

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Junior School Does knowing times tables matter?
Aside from times tables, there is so much more that is equally important if we want our girls to be great mathematicians.
   

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Senior College Abbotsleigh's winning staff
Congratulations to two of our staff members who have each received a scholarship as winners in the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards.
   

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Old Girls | History The first HSC cohort
Old Girls from the first Abbotsleigh cohort to ever sit the Higher School Certificate exams following its introduction in 1967 writes about their experiences.
   

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Senior College | Old Girls | History Tildesley Shield 100 years on
The Tildesley shield, a tennis tournament in which Abbotsleigh participates, celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2018.
   

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Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls Leadership at Abbotsleigh
Abbotsleigh Old Girl and Deputy Headmistress Victoria Rennie talks about her love of education and her interests outside of school.
   

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Senior College Farewell Year 12
Abbotsleigh's Headmistress farewells the Class of 2017 and thanks the numerous staff who have provided the girls' with an exceptional education
   

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Junior School Debating success at Abbotsleigh
Congratulations to our Junior School debaters who were victorious recently in the Schools Debating Network primary finals.
   

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Junior School Love Your Sister fundraiser
Head of Junior School Sally Ruston reports how Lucy Breden from Year 6 influenced her peers to dig deep and contribute to the creation of an art work raising funds for Love Your Sister Foundation.
   

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Giving Thank you
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2017 Leather and Laces Sports lunch possible, raising record funds for Indigenous scholarships.
   

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Middle School | Senior College Escape Room
To celebrate this year’s book week theme, Escape to Everywhere, the Betty Archdale Library staff organised an Escape Room as a fun, collaborative, problem solving challenge for students across the Senior School.
   

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