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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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While most current families, past parents and Old Girls receive Around Abbotsleigh electronically, the publication is also published in hard copy.

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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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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Growing as leaders
Careers Advisor, Marg Selby shares why good leadership is so important.
22 Feb 2019   

Mother Daughter Breakfast 2019
Senior College Year 12 Mother Daughter Breakfast
A special breakfast for Year 12 girls and their mothers.
1 Mar 2019   
Gymnasium (Senior School campus)
1666 Pacific Highway (Cnr Ada Avenue) Wahroonga Australia NSW
Category tag: Senior College
Boarder Parent Round Up 2019
Senior College | Boarding Annual boarder parent round up
An informal gathering for our boarder parents to mix with current parents and welcome new parents to 2019.
8 Mar 2019   
RSR (Senior School Reception)
1666 Pacific Highway (Cnr Ada Avenue) Wahroonga Australia NSW
Category tag: Senior College | Boarding
Boarders Surfing at Dee Why
Senior College | Boarding Like ducks to water!
Surf's up at Dee Why for our Year 7 and 8 boarders.
21 Feb 2019   

Category tag: Senior College | Boarding
Junior School Morning Tea Image
Junior School Junior School Morning Tea Events
Join parents and staff at a Morning Tea for your daughter's year group.
15 Feb 2019    - 15 Mar 2019
Bundarra Lawn Junior School Campus
22 Woonona Avenue Wahroonga Australia NSW
Category tag: Junior School
Art North 2019
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls Art North Exhibition
Celebrating student art from 19 secondary schools around Sydney's North.
2 Mar 2019    - 30 Mar 2019
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Abbotsleigh, Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway Wahroonga Australia NSW
Boarder Fun Day 2019
Boarding Boarders’ Weekend In
The first weekend of the year was packed with fun for our boarder girls...
15 Feb 2019   

Category tag: Boarding
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College An exciting experience at the Australian Open
One lucky Year 9 girl had a ball at the Australian Open this year.
14 Feb 2019   

Junior School Resilience builders
Building skills of resilience, positive self-talk and the ability to self-regulate emotions.
8 Feb 2019   

Category tag: Junior School
Senior College | Boarding Meet Vic
A wet nose and a wagging tail are helping our newest boarders settle in.
8 Feb 2019   

Category tag: Senior College | Boarding
New Junior School Staff 2019
Junior School Welcome to our new Junior School staff
We are delighted and privileged to welcome many new staff to Junior School this year.
1 Feb 2019   

Category tag: Junior School
Year 7 Orientation 2019
Middle School | Senior College Year 7 Orientation 2019
This week we welcomed our Year 7 girls to Abbotsleigh.
31 Jan 2019   

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