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The Loom newsletter keeps our Old Girls up to date on Abbotsleigh and Old Girls' news and events. For sustainability reasons, we prefer to send The Loom via email so please ensure your email details are up to date; if you do not use email, please make sure that we have your current mailing address. You can update your contact details here. If you do not receive The Loom, and would like to, please contact the Old Girls Office or call +61 2 9473 7740. Below you will find recent editions of The Loom.

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Old Girls Old Girls Business Directory
A directory of businesses owned by Abbotsleigh Old Girls.

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Old Girls 2020 Grant winner Nina Dunn (Tesoriero)
Lighthouse for the Community provides frontline support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

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Old Girls 2020 Grant winner Linda Dalton
Linda developed a community driven program to help Bellingen's young people to be the safest drivers they can be.

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Old Girls 2019 110th Anniversary Grant Winners
Rebecca Ladd (1981), Helen Hoskin (1969) and Gillian Truman (1999) were worthy winners in 2019

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Old Girls 2018 Grant winner Hannah Goodwin (2010)
Hannah and her team chose to produce a play in response to the worsening violence against women in Australia and around the world

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls ARTEMIS Winners at FLL Sydney Regional
It was mission accomplished for our Years 7 and 8 teams at this exciting event.

Senior College | Old Girls Farewell, Year 12
A farewell and some photos from the last few days of Year 12 activities.

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Senior College | Old Girls 2019 Year 12 HSC Showcase
Reflecting on the incredible effort and outstanding talent displayed in this year's HSC Showcase.

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls | Giving 2019 Grant winner Rachel Scott
Taking music to the bush with AOGU grant winner, Rachel Scott (1990).

Junior School | Senior College | Old Girls Old Girls Spreading an Important Message in the Outback
Ex-Abbotsleigh students and sisters present their two-woman play.

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls A Marvel-lous Day
Microsoft held the international launch of Captain Marvel-themed STEAM workshops for girls at their Sydney flagship store – and Abbotsleigh was there. ...

Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls Senior School Swimming Carnival 2019
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre was alive with colour, chanting and house spirit this week.

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls Grace Cossington Smith art award 2018
Selected from a shortlist of 37 artists, the winners of the three Grace Cossington Smith art awards were recently announced.

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls | Giving | History For those whose futures never unfolded
Abbotsleigh's crocheters and knitters have contributed to the beautiful poppy installation at the Australian War Memorial.

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls A letter from the Headmistress
I am very aware of the distress that my support of the Open Letter to Parliament has caused among members of our community.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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AOGU 1967 leavers 485x310 WEB
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 expe ...

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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.

Senior College | Old Girls Robotics at Abbotsleigh: Help the ARTEMIS Club
ARTEMIS is an acronym for Abbotsleigh Robotics Team: Engineering, Mathematics, Inspiration, Science. The team designed its logo with arrows to represe ...

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Old Girls An Abbotsleigh evening to remember
Our annual networking evening saw Old Girls gather to hear from a guest speaker at a restaurant owned by current Abbotsleigh parents.

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AOGU 1908 program
Old Girls | History The formation of our Old Girls' Union
Founded on 23 May 1908, the Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Union is amongst the earliest school alumni unions to be formed in Australia.

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Careers Night
Senior College | Old Girls What did we learn from Careers Night?
Abbotsleigh Careers Advisor Marg Selby reports on the recent Careers Night and some of the key lessons for students that came from discussions with Ol ...

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Old Girls Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Golf Day 2016
The Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Golf Day took place at Mona Vale Golf Course in November 2016, to contest the Presidents Cup and The Salver.

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Old Girls New Abbotsleigh Deputy Head is an Old Girl
Victoria Rennie (Gosper, 1987) has been appointed as Deputy Head and Head of Senior School at Abbotsleigh to commence at the start of 2017.

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Old Girls Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Union new executive committee
At the recent Abbotsleigh Old Girls Union AGM, our new Committee members and Executive team were voted in.

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Abbotsleigh scarf by Hannah Ranby
Old Girls | Giving Vision in silk
Exclusive to Abbotsleigh is this beautiful silk scarf featuring the artwork of Old Girl and former Abbotsleigh Indigenous Scholar, Hannah Ranby (2013 ...

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Old Girls Award of excellence for an Old Girl
Microbiologist and Abbotsleigh Old Girl Dr Rebecca LeBard (Smith 1995) was honoured in September 2016 with a national award for teaching excellence.

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Childrens Hospital Celine Aimee and Amelie WEB
Junior School | Old Girls Our junior exhibiting artists
Four Junior School students have their art on display at the Sydney Children’s Hospital INSPIRE School’s Art Prize 2016 - and bump into an Abbotsleigh ...

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Old Girls All power to Kiana
Abbotsleigh Old Girl Kiana Elliott takes out silver and bronze in the the 2016 International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships at T ...

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Florence Stockwell-Everts CROPPED
Old Girls Lifetime achievement for Florence
Former Abbotsleigh student Florence Stockwell-Everts (Harding 1939) was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a landscape architect.

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Jennifer Laurence
Old Girls Taking the Barrier Reef to Paris
Artist and Abbotsleigh Old Girl Janet Laurence takes the message of climate change to Paris.

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Karen Simmer 2015 RESIZED
Old Girls From little things big things grow
Abbotsleigh Old Girl Dr Karen Simmer received an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatrics.

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Rosemary Hoskins
Old Girls | Giving Passion for education and Indigenous affairs motivates a bequest
The success of the Indigenous Scholarships program has resulted in an increase in the diversity of our school. Here a former student tells why she sup ...

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Hannah Ranby with her indigenous artwork at Abbotsleigh
Old Girls | Giving Yalari student reflects on her Abbotsleigh adventures
From Moree, Hannah was schooled at Abbotsleigh through the Indigenous Scholarship with the Abbotsleigh Foundation and Yalari. Here Hannah reflects on ...

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