Giving back 

Careers Night 

Abbotsleigh's Careers Night for Senior School girls is held in May and is organised by the Careers Advisor. We are fortunate in having the majority of our speakers coming from our Old Girl community. More than 60 Old Girls, mostly under the age of 40, generously give their time, knowledge and guidance to Abbotsleigh's students making the night a popular and valued event in the academic calendar. If you are interested in volunteering at future Careers Nights, please contact the Old Girls Office.


Centenary Scholarship

In 1985 the AOGU inaugurated an annual scholarship to commemorate Abbotsleigh's centenary year. Application for the Centenary Scholarship is available to girls in Year 11 whose mothers attended Abbotsleigh as students for at least one full school year. The Centenary Scholarship recognises contribution to the School community and covers a quarter of the tuition fees for Years 11 and 12. Read more about applying for scholarships here.


Kathleen McCredie Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated through a generous gift from the AOGU and honours the dynamic and positive influence of Miss McCredie during her time as Headmistress (1970-1987).  The Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is means-tested and offered every three years; it supports full tuition from Year 10 to Year 12. To make a gift to sustain the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship, please visit the Areas to support page of this website.


Indigenous Scholarships, Foundation Scholarships, Buildings and Libraries

We thank our many Old Girls who support the School's means-tested scholarships for girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend Abbotsleigh. Old Girls also support our libraries and buildings development, choosing to support programs and facilities about which they are most passionate. Please visit the Areas to support page of this website to consider making a gift, or browse our Ways to give page for information on initiatives such as commemorative pavers, making a gift in your will, endowing a prize or simply buying a special Abbotsleigh Camellia plant.