Reunions and events
To book and pay or to find out about planned reunions, please scroll down to browse the Old Girls' reunions and events area below.
With the support of the AOGU, the Old Girs Relations Manager facilitates decade and five-year reunions. To ensure you are notified of your year group's reunions, please update us with your contact details regularly. The Old Girls Relations Manager Heleen Fourie welcomes you to call ( +61 2 9473 7740) or email her with any questions about particular reunions.
International reunions are held in London, South East Asia and the United States; please let us know if you are living in these locations so we can ensure you receive an invitation.
2018 Reunions and events calendar
Term 1: 29 January to 13 April
28 February, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
9 February, Friday: Year 12 Leavers 2017 welcome back 4.30-6 pm, Old Gym
23 February, Friday: New Mothers Afternoon Tea 2-4 pm Senior School Reception
7 March, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting, 4.30-6 pm Development Meeting Room
4 April, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
5 April, Thursday: Business Networking Evening 7-9 pm, Fortune Village Restaurant
Term 2: 29 April to 28 June
2 May, Wednesday: AOGU meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
2 May, Wednesday, Card Day 10 am-2 pm Grace Cossington Smith Gallery (Vindin House)
19 May, Saturday: 110 year celebration: Revisit the Junior School and explore the new Maker Education and Science Spaces 2-4 pm, Junior School campus
25 May, Friday: AOGU Archibald Wynne and Sulman tour 9-11 am Art Gallery NSW
6 June, Wednesday: AOGU meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
Term 3: 23 July to 28 September
27 July, Friday: Black and Gold Lunch 12.30-3 pm Dining Room
28 July, Saturday: Mother Daughter Dinner 6.30-9 pm Dining Room
1 August, Wednesday: AOGU meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
18 August, Saturday: 110 celebrations: Gala evening 6-10 pm Peter Duly Concert/ Chapel and Dining Room
5 September, Wednesday: AOGU meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
21 September, Friday: AOGU Lunch for Year 12 1.20-2.10 pm Dining Room
Term 4: 14 October - 5 December
1 November, Thursday: AOGU Business Breakfast 8-10 am TBC (off campus)
7 November, Wednesday: AOGU meeting 7.30-9 pm RSR
16 November, Friday: AOGU Ladies Golf Day 8 am-3.30 pm Mona Vale Golf Course
21 November, Wednesday: AOGU AGM 7-9 pm RSR
Regional and special reunions
Carpe Diem Lunch (Sydney):Monday 15 October, 12 noon-3 pm, Sydney city
70 year reunion (1948 leavers): Friday 19 October, from 12 noon, Senior School Reception
50 Year reunion (1968 leavers): Saturday 20 October, from 12 noon, Senior School
Carpe Diem Lunch (Brisbane): Thursday 25 October, 12 noon-3 pm, Brisbane city
Please email Heleen Fourie, Old Girls Relations Manager or phone on 02 9473 7740 to be put in contact with the reunion organisers of the different year groups.
The Committee of the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union has a meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, during School terms. The meetings are held in the Senior School reception area. All Old Girls of the School are welcome at these meetings.
Two annual networking events are held twice a year in Sydney to allow Old Girls to meet and hear speakers talk on a range of topics. We generally host a dinner as well as a breakfast event.
Past speakers have included Julie White, inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women, Katie Rigg-Smith (1995) CEO of Media Agency Mindshare Australasia, Dr Meredith Burgmann, former President of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Mrs Judith Poole, Headmistress of Abbotsleigh and Sharon Longridge partner at Worklife Wellness.
Suggestions for future speakers are warmly welcomed.
Ladies Golf Day
Golf Day has a history over 60 years and is held annually on the second Friday after the Melbourne Cup. Old Girls, past and current Abbotsleigh mothers, FAbbS and friends of Abbotsleigh all play on this day arranged by the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union. All Old Girls are entered in the Old Girls' individual stableford competition competing for the AOGU Cup and Salver Award. Please contact the Old Girls Relations Manager if you would like to play this year and scroll down to keep a lookout for the Golf Day in the Old Girl events area below.
Card Day has been on the Old Girl calendar for decades and is traditionally held in the first two weeks of May. It is a leisurely day of bridge with old (and new!) friends. Any profit made on the day joins AOGU contributions towards the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship. The event is held in the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery in Vindin House and often coincides with an art exhibition.