Alumni

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. 

 

2019 Reunions and events calendar

 

Family Bowls Evening
Saturday 23 March
4.30-7.30 pm
Killara Bowling Club

Card Day
Thursday 2 May
10 am-3 pm
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
(Vindin House)

Mothers' Day Classic (open to whole Abbotsleigh community)
Sunday 12 May
4 or 8 km fun run/walk
in support of breast cancer research
Varying times depending on race
The Domain, Sydney
(Also Australia-wide)

Tour of Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Friday 17 May
Tour: 8.45 am
Optional morning tea: 10 am
Art Gallery of New South Wales

Business Networking Dinner
Thursday 13 June
6.30-9.30 pm
Location TBC

Mother Daughter High Tea
Saturday 27 July
Afternoon
Dining Room, Senior School

Business Networking Breakfast
Thursday 31 October
8-11 am
Sydney city venue TBC

Ladies' Golf Day
Friday 15 November
Mona Vale Gold Club


Regional and special reunions

Singapore Community Event (open to anyone in the Abbotsleigh community in Singapore)
Tuesday 16 April


1948 Leavers' 70 Year Reunion

Wednesday 5 June

1989 Leavers' 30 Year Reunion
Saturday 19 October

Carpe Diem Lunch
Monday 21 October

Queensland Reunion
Thursday 24 October
11 am- 3 pm
The Moreton Club, Brisbane

1959 Leavers' 60 Year Reunion
Friday 25 October

1964 Leavers' 55 Year Reunion
Sunday 27 October

Please email the Old Girl Relations Office, or phone 02 9473 7740 to be put in contact with the organisers of the different year groups.

 

 

Regular events

AOGU meetings

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.

Networking

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

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.