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Around Abbotsleigh

Around Abbotsleigh is the School's magazine, which brings together and showcases news and events of the School, Old Girls and wider Abbotsleigh community.

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News and events

Abbotsleigh is a vibrant and busy place.

Our news and events section keeps you up to date with what's going on. 

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Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Twilight on the Plaza
Save the date! Join our Headmistress and Head of Junior School at our annual Twilight on the Plaza event.
8 Feb 2019   
Marian Clarke Plaza (Senior School Campus)
1666 Pacific Highway (Cnr Ada Avenue) Wahroonga Australia NSW
Senior College Tanzanian connections
Our Year 8 boarders have been trading letters with girls from Bunda Girl's Secondary School in Tanzania.
30 Nov 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Senior College An Ancient-themed Fashion Parade
The Year 10 Peer Connections Program put a modern twist on ancient themes and figures.
30 Nov 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Giving Mo' Money, No Problem!
Meet the Abbotsleigh MOvember team for 2019: “Dare to MO”
23 Nov 2018   

Senior College Japanese cultural exchange with Abbotsleigh
Welcome to the girls from Seien Girl's High School, who are visiting this week.
23 Nov 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Middle School | Senior College Odd Sock Day at Abbotsleigh
Putting a fun spin on a serious subject, girls wore vibrant odd socks to raise awareness of mental health issues.
16 Nov 2018   

Junior School Junior School Sporting Opportunities in 2019
Learn more about the vast range of sporting opportunities offered by Junior School in 2019.
16 Nov 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
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.
9 Nov 2018   

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.
9 Nov 2018   

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.
6 Nov 2018   

Junior School 2018 Junior School AbbKart Derby
Year 6 girls took to the track to showcase their racing prowess at the AbbKart Derby.
2 Nov 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Middle School | Senior College AFL has arrived at Abbotsleigh
Abbotsleigh girls make their mark at AFL Gala Day.
2 Nov 2018   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College International Day celebrates global cultures at a local level
Showcasing song, dance and language from across the world, International Day celebrates diversity at Abbotsleigh.
26 Oct 2018   

Junior School A Double Bass Journey to Dusseldorf
Isabelle Teo (Year 6) recounts her incredible trip to Germany to learn new techniques in a music masterclass.
26 Oct 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Senior College 2018/19 Prefect Theme and Community Initiatives
Our student leadership team announce the 2018/19 prefect theme and community initiatives.
18 Oct 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Old Girls AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant Program
The AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant Program: helping Old Girls pursue worthwhile endeavours across a range of activities.
19 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Old Girls
Senior College The Muffat Collective
The Muffat Collective are historical music specialists, and they've been sharing their talents with our girls in Term 3.
27 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Junior School Year 4 Convict Camp
Who would have thought that being a convict could be so much fun – well, for two days at least!
28 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Parent Code of Conduct
Making positive choices contributes to a real sense of safety and belonging for our daughters and our community.
21 Sep 2018   

Junior School Mathematics Town
How do you design and make the perfect town using Mathematics? Just ask Year 1.
6 Sep 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Trundle Public School’s latest recruit
Ajax, our former Guide Dog puppy, is winning hearts as a Pets As Therapy Dog way out west.
7 Sep 2018   

Senior College HSC Showcase 2018
An English Extension 2 student reveals the journey to the HSC Showcase.
30 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Senior College Year 9 Commerce Market Day
What do Year 7 students really want?
30 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Middle School | Senior College Ever been inspired by a TED talk?
Amazing things can happen when you embrace the challenge and dare to take a chance.
24 Aug 2018   

Senior College 'Be the change' breakfast
From a friendship formed on the Kenyan coast, a life changing organisation was born.
24 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Is giftedness a life sentence?
What can we do as parents and educators to assist our children in being the best that they can be?
17 Aug 2018   

Junior School IPSHA Performing Arts festival
An evening of extraordinary music making and collaboration in a spectacular venue.
16 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College To ban or not to ban...?
Over the last year, there has been much media attention about the use of mobile phones at school.
17 Aug 2018   

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding Relief for our country families
Abbotsleigh is dedicated to supporting our boarding community.
14 Aug 2018   

Early Learning Early Learning Conference 2018
The changing face of education – the forces shaping Early Learning in the 21st century.
10 Aug 2018   

Category tag: Early Learning
Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh welcomes Ohtani
We have once again been delighted to host girls from our Japanese sister school, Ohtani.
8 Aug 2018   

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.
3 Aug 2018   

Middle School | Senior College Our sensational swimmers
Great results from our three swimmers competing at the School Sport Australia national championships.
3 Aug 2018   

Middle School | Senior College Oxford Royale Summer School
A group of our Year 10 students took part in the Oxford Royale Summer School in the July holidays.
26 Jul 2018   

Junior School Junior School China Study Tour 2018
Our adventurers have returned with exciting stories and new-found language skills.
26 Jul 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding A hugely successful GLOW
Each year, our spectacular GLOW Festival gets bigger, better and brighter!
28 Jun 2018   

Junior School Jump Rope for Heart
Having fun and keeping fit – a great recipe for heart health.
29 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Junior School Sydney Kings visit
Our Year 4-6 girls had a rare treat this week to meet with and play basketball with players from the Sydney Kings.
15 Feb 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Junior School Success at Elite Junior Diving Championships
Two of our junior divers got more than they bargained for when they competed this week.
21 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Middle School | Senior College The Abbotsleigh Baroque Music Project
Our Senior Strings members have been experiencing first hand the music, techniques and dance of the Baroque period.
21 Jun 2018   

Middle School | Senior College Instrumental Festival hits all the right notes
The Senior School was alive this week with the strains of music masters, past and present.
14 Jun 2018   

Early Learning | Junior School Literary Festival - a Junior School perspective
Our Junior School girls enjoyed a feast of authors, illustrators and a dazzling book parade.
14 Jun 2018   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College The Story Within: Abbotsleigh Literary Festival 2018
And so ends a three-day celebration of literature, reading, writing and illustrating.
8 Jun 2018   

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.
4 Jun 2018   

Category tag: Old Girls
Junior School Altruism in practice
Learning altruism, demonstrating genuine acts of kindness and showing care and compassion are crucial in building emotional wellbeing.
31 May 2018   

Category tag: Junior School
Middle School | Senior College Year 10 works it 9 to 5
Over the past week, Year 10 students have spent their time doing work experience across various locations around Sydney, the state and interstate.
1 Jun 2018   

Middle School | Senior College Prof Barry Webb lights the way at GLOW
A lucky few of our Senior School girls are thrilled to be working with Professor Barry Webb in preparation for this year's GLOW event.
24 May 2018   

Senior College Why do we do work experience in Year 10?
Discover why work experience is such a valuable tool in helping students to develop new skills and to explore their career ideas.
24 May 2018   

Category tag: Senior College
Middle School | Senior College Peacebuilding
Economic and Community Development and Peace was the theme at this year's Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference.
16 May 2018   

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.
18 May 2018   

Category tag: Senior College | Old Girls