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 - 13 April
28 February, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9pm RSR
9 February, Friday: Year 12 Leavers 2017 welcome back 4.30pm - 6.00pm, Old Gym
23 February, Friday: New Mothers Afternoon Tea 2.00pm - 4.00pm Senior School Reception
7 March, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Development Meeting Room
4 April, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9pm RSR
5 April, Thursday: Business Networking Evening 7.00pm - 9.00pm, TBC
Term 2: 29 April - 28 June
2 May, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9.00pm RSR
The week of 30 April - 4 May, Day of the week TBC,AOGU Card Day 2pm - 4.30pm GCS
19 May, Saturday: 110 year celebration: Revisit the Junior School and play in the new Maker Space 2pm - 4pm, Junior School Campus
25 May, Friday: AOGU Archibald Wynne and Sulman visit 9.00am - 11.00am NSW Art Gallery
6June, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9.00pm RSR
Term 3: 23 July - 28 September
27 July, Friday: Black and Gold Lunch12.30pm - 3pm Dining Room
28 Jul, Saturday: Mother Daughter Dinner 6.30pm - 9pm Dining Room
1 August, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9pm RSR
18 August, Saturday: 110 celebrations: Gala evening 6pm - 10pm Peter Duly Concert/ Chapel and Dining Room
5 September, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9.00pm RSR
21 September, Friday: AOGU Lunch for Year 12s 1.20pm - 2.10pm Dining Room
26 September, Wednesday: Final Assembly Bibles / AOGU Gifts 8.00am - 10.30am Assembly Hall
Term 4: 14 October - 5 December
1 November, Thursday: AOGU Business Breakfast 8.00am - 10.00am TBC - Off Campus
7 November, Wednesday: AOGU Meeting 7.30pm - 9.00pm RSR
16 November, Friday: AOGU Ladies Golf Day 8.00am - 3.30pm Mona Vale Golf Course
21 November, Wednesday: AOGU AGM 7.00pm - 9.00pm RSR
Regional and special reunions
15 October, Monday: Carpe Diem Lunch Sydney 12pm - 3pm Sydney City
25 October,Thursday: Carpe Diem Lunch Brisbane, Brisbane City
19 October, Friday: 70 Year Reunion 1948 12pm - 3pm RSR
20 October, Saturday: 50 Year Reunion 1968 12pm-6pm Dining Room
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 in Sydney to allow Old Girls to meet and hear speakers talk on a range of topics. An evening event is held in March and a breakfast event is held in October.
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 card games, good food and good company. Any profit made on the day is put towards AOGU contributions towards the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship. In the past few years the event has been held at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery in Vindin house and often coincides with an art exhibition.