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Around Abbotsleigh

Around Abbotsleigh is the School's magazine, which brings together and showcases news and events of the School, Old Girls and wider Abbotsleigh community.

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News and events

Abbotsleigh is a vibrant and busy place.

Our news and events section keeps you up to date with what's going on. 

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Old Girls AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant Program
The AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant Program: helping Old Girls pursue worthwhile endeavours across a range of activities.
19 Sep 2018   

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls The Grace Cossington Smith art award
Join us for the presentation and opening of the Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award on Saturday 3 November.
3 Nov 2018    - 24 Nov 2018
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Abbotsleigh, Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway Wahroonga Australia NSW
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls AOGU Ladies' Golf Day
All Abbotsleigh Old Girls, mothers of Old Girls, current mothers and past and present staff are warmly invited.
16 Nov 2018   
Mona Vale Golf Club
3 Golf Avenue Mona Vale Australia NSW
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls AOGU Business Networking Breakfast
With Professor Andrea Hull AO (1965), Chair of Advisory Council at Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
2 Nov 2018   
BT Financial Group
Tower Two International Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, (entrance via Mercantile Walk) Barrangaroo Australia NSW
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Senior College The Muffat Collective
The Muffat Collective are historical music specialists, and they've been sharing their talents with our girls in Term 3.
27 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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Junior School Year 4 Convict Camp
Who would have thought that being a convict could be so much fun – well, for two days at least!
28 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls Lifeblood
A group show presenting a snapshot of the creative community of Square One Studios, Alexandria.
6 Oct 2018    - 27 Oct 2018
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Abbotsleigh, Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway Wahroonga Australia NSW
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Parent Code of Conduct
Making positive choices contributes to a real sense of safety and belonging for our daughters and our community.
21 Sep 2018   

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Junior School Mathematics Town
How do you design and make the perfect town using Mathematics? Just ask Year 1.
6 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Trundle Public School’s latest recruit
Ajax, our former Guide Dog puppy, is winning hearts as a Pets As Therapy Dog way out west.
7 Sep 2018   

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Senior College HSC Showcase 2018
An English Extension 2 student reveals the journey to the HSC Showcase.
30 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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Senior College Year 9 Commerce Market Day
What do Year 7 students really want?
30 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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Middle School | Senior College Ever been inspired by a TED talk?
Amazing things can happen when you embrace the challenge and dare to take a chance.
24 Aug 2018   

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Senior College 'Be the change' breakfast
From a friendship formed on the Kenyan coast, a life changing organisation was born.
24 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Is giftedness a life sentence?
What can we do as parents and educators to assist our children in being the best that they can be?
17 Aug 2018   

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Junior School IPSHA Performing Arts festival
An evening of extraordinary music making and collaboration in a spectacular venue.
16 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College To ban or not to ban...?
Over the last year, there has been much media attention about the use of mobile phones at school.
17 Aug 2018   

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Relief for our country families
Abbotsleigh is dedicated to supporting our boarding community.
14 Aug 2018   

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Early Learning Early Learning Conference 2018
The changing face of education – the forces shaping Early Learning in the 21st century.
10 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Early Learning
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Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh welcomes Ohtani
We have once again been delighted to host girls from our Japanese sister school, Ohtani.
8 Aug 2018   

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls Because of her, we can: NAIDOC Week at Abbotsleigh
Abbotsleigh celebrated NAIDOC Week with some very special visitors and their stories.
3 Aug 2018   

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Middle School | Senior College Our sensational swimmers
Great results from our three swimmers competing at the School Sport Australia national championships.
3 Aug 2018   

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Middle School | Senior College Oxford Royale Summer School
A group of our Year 10 students took part in the Oxford Royale Summer School in the July holidays.
26 Jul 2018   

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Junior School Junior School China Study Tour 2018
Our adventurers have returned with exciting stories and new-found language skills.
26 Jul 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding A hugely successful GLOW
Each year, our spectacular GLOW Festival gets bigger, better and brighter!
28 Jun 2018   

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Junior School Jump Rope for Heart
Having fun and keeping fit – a great recipe for heart health.
29 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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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.
15 Feb 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Junior School Success at Elite Junior Diving Championships
Two of our junior divers got more than they bargained for when they competed this week.
21 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Middle School | Senior College The Abbotsleigh Baroque Music Project
Our Senior Strings members have been experiencing first hand the music, techniques and dance of the Baroque period.
21 Jun 2018   

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Middle School | Senior College Instrumental Festival hits all the right notes
The Senior School was alive this week with the strains of music masters, past and present.
14 Jun 2018   

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Early Learning | Junior School Literary Festival - a Junior School perspective
Our Junior School girls enjoyed a feast of authors, illustrators and a dazzling book parade.
14 Jun 2018   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College The Story Within: Abbotsleigh Literary Festival 2018
And so ends a three-day celebration of literature, reading, writing and illustrating.
8 Jun 2018   

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Old Girls Abbotsleigh mourns the loss of Jill Ker Conway AC
It was with great sadness that the Abbotsleigh community learnt of the passing of well-renowned Old Girl, academic and author, Jill Ker Conway.
4 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Old Girls
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Junior School Altruism in practice
Learning altruism, demonstrating genuine acts of kindness and showing care and compassion are crucial in building emotional wellbeing.
31 May 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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Middle School | Senior College Year 10 works it 9 to 5
Over the past week, Year 10 students have spent their time doing work experience across various locations around Sydney, the state and interstate.
1 Jun 2018   

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Middle School | Senior College Prof Barry Webb lights the way at GLOW
A lucky few of our Senior School girls are thrilled to be working with Professor Barry Webb in preparation for this year's GLOW event.
24 May 2018   

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Senior College Why do we do work experience in Year 10?
Discover why work experience is such a valuable tool in helping students to develop new skills and to explore their career ideas.
24 May 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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Middle School | Senior College Peacebuilding
Economic and Community Development and Peace was the theme at this year's Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference.
16 May 2018   

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Senior College | Old Girls Women, work, wisdom and wi-fi
Old Girl Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz presented on gender diversity in the workplace at this term's Archdale and Senior College Breakfast Club.
18 May 2018   

Category tag: Senior College | Old Girls
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Boarding A wonderful weekend in boarding
We all know boarding is fun, but the first weekend back the term was even more so.
9 May 2018   

Category tag: Boarding
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Early Learning Happy Mothers' Day from the ELC
Our Early Learning Centre celebrated Mothers' Day in a very special way.
9 May 2018   

Category tag: Early Learning
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Boarding Farewell to our beloved Head of Boarding
The boarding school held a joyous (and tearful) farewell to celebrate the leadership of Rochelle Wiley.
4 May 2018   

Category tag: Boarding
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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College The collapse of parenting
In his book 'The Collapse of Parenting', Dr Leonard Sax MD PhD presents his findings on the importance of a healthy parent child relationship.
3 May 2018   

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Senior College Gifted and Talented Science students
Four of our girls excelled at the University of Sydney Gifted and Talented Discovery Program qualifying examination.
3 May 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
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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.
23 Feb 2018   

Category tag: Middle School
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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.
5 Apr 2018   

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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.
23 Apr 2018   

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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.
6 Apr 2018   

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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.
29 Mar 2018   

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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.
28 Mar 2018