Welcome to AbbSchool



AbbSchool is made up of two important areas within the Abbotsleigh community: extended tuition and the Holiday Program. The purpose of AbbSchool is to encourage participation, fun and friendship through a range of exciting activities. 

Recent studies have shown that involvement in extended tuition can promote a sense of engagement with school, which in turn has a positive influence on academic achievement, attendance and aspiration to higher levels of education. Extended tuition also provides students with opportunities for leadership and personal growth and teaches students the value of teamwork, competition, cooperation and individual and group responsibility. Students have also mentioned that participation in these activities helps them to de-stress, providing them with a break from the rigours of academia.

AbbSchool classes also provide the opportunity to meet and learn with girls from a range of age groups and to extend friendships. Through AbbSchool, students are encouraged to develop talents, interests, skills and hobbies, which can often lead to a lifetime interest and passion for an activity.

The opportunities on offer are not limited to girls that attend the School. Adult courses, the holiday program and a selection of extended tuition courses are also available to people within Abbotsleigh’s wider community including parents, friends, siblings (including boys) and people from the local community.  

All of the popular programs return in 2018 with the addition of some new and exciting ones. In particular, new classes within the Dance and Speech and Drama programs including creative writing and lyric writing. New sports programs including basketball and netball skills. For students in the Junior School new STEM programs including Young Engineers and Robotics. Throughout the program you are sure to find a range of courses that cater for many varied interests.  

Have a look at we have to offer by downloading the 2018 booklet here.

The AbbSchool Holiday Program takes place during every holiday break, offering a vast array of activities to keep Junior and Senior students busy and stimulated. Before each break, a detailed course program is available from AbbSchool, outlining the specific courses for those holidays. Keep an eye out for the soon to be released autumn Holiday Program booklet, which includes a netball skills clinic, lego robotics workshop, code camp, kids in the kitchen Easter treats and an excursion to the Powerhouse Museum’s Future Park exhibition. Our extended hours of care from 7.30 am until 6 pm have been very popular in assisting busy parents. 


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