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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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Middle School | Senior College Fighting "fast fashion" with a change in couture.
The SRC and Environment Council teamed up this week to host an Abbotsleigh Clothes Swap.
21 Jun 2019   

Middle School | Senior College Careful analysis leads to Abbotsleigh chemistry victory
Abbotsleigh girls put their chemistry knowledge to the test at the RACI NSW Schools Titration competition last week.
21 Jun 2019   

Senior College Think Outside the Square Knitting Challenge
Our Year 11 Service Learning project is bringing warmth, love and comfort to community members in need.
14 Jun 2019   

Category tag: Senior College
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Look Up, Reach Out: Why Girls' Schools are so Good for Girls
New research shows that the Abbotsleigh model is a recipe for success in girls education.
14 Jun 2019   

Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Giving 2019 Sports Lunch
Join us for the 2019 Sports Lunch, supporting new facilities and our Indigenous Scholarships.
16 Aug 2019   
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont
Pyrmont Australia NSW
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Connecting Thread Exhibition
Artists conceptually using thread to explore ideas about personal history, culture and memory.
19 Jul 2019    - 22 Aug 2019
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Abbotsleigh, Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway Wahroonga Australia NSW
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Tickled Pink for a Great Cause
Abbotsleigh students and staff pulled on their socks and raised $6,500 for the McGrath Foundation.
6 Jun 2019   

Middle School | Senior College Putting the 'A' in STEAM
Our Year 8 girls enjoyed seeing the world through a very different lens.
6 Jun 2019   

Middle School Once Upon a Thyme in Year 7...
Year 7 girls created a culinary feast from their spoils of their vertical gardens.
31 May 2019   

Category tag: Middle School
Middle School | Senior College Head of the Hill at the Balmoral Burn
Making short work of an uphill battle at the 2019 Balmoral Burn.
31 May 2019   

Middle School Gaining Life Experience
Year 10 will spend time exploring the workforce next week, gaining valuable experience and insights into future career paths.
24 May 2019   

Category tag: Middle School
Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh Champions at IGSSA Cross Country
Abbotsleigh girls bring home first place among fierce inter-school competition.
24 May 2019   

Middle School | Senior College Wool for Warmth
Supporting local charity, City Care Lunch, with hand-knitted and crocheted blankets.
17 May 2019   

Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh Girls Speak Up
All Senior School ISDA Debating teams have made it through to the final play-off rounds.
17 May 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Bella Shines at the Show
Isabella Hughes (Year 12) proves that she has what it takes at the Easter Show Showjumping competition.
10 May 2019   

Middle School | Senior College Scholarships Now Open for Application
The Foundation Scholarships are now open to new and current Abbotsleigh students in Year 9 2019.
10 May 2019   

Junior School 2019 Junior School Easter Service
Celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus with words and song.
3 May 2019   

Category tag: Junior School
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Easter Show Success for the AgClub
Outstanding results for the girls of the Agriculture Club at this year's Easter Show
3 May 2019   

Middle School | Senior College | Giving Fundraising For World Vision Sends Staff Off The Deep End.
It was a sync or swim at an event to be remembered, with a wonderful result for charity.
12 Apr 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Abbotsleigh at the Easter Show
Chickens and gardens and baskets, oh my!
12 Apr 2019   

Junior School Year 5 Nursing Home Visits
Playing an active part in our community is an essential part of life at Abbotsleigh.
12 Apr 2019   

Category tag: Junior School
Middle School | Senior College On the Cusp of Change at TEDxYouth@Sydney
An inspiring day of talks and performances for some lucky Year 10 girls.
5 Apr 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Tildesley 2019
Abbotsleigh girls show true team spirit at the 99th IGSSA Tildesley Shield Tournament.
5 Apr 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls | Giving AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant Winner
Taking music to the bush with AOGU grant winner, Rachel Scott (1990).
29 Mar 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Giving AbbCyclists Hit The Road
Year 2 parents take to the streets to raise money for a good cause.
29 Mar 2019   

Senior College Year 11 Students Get Creative with Adobe
Mobile app and user experience design in action at Adobe.
22 Mar 2019   

Category tag: Senior College
Play it Forward
Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Giving Play it Forward
Donate your pre-loved instruments to a good cause.
22 Mar 2019   

Junior School | Middle School | Senior College Welcome to AbbSchool 2019
AbbSchool is made up of two important areas within the Abbotsleigh community: extended tuition and the Holiday Program.
15 Mar 2019   

Junior School | Senior College | Old Girls Old Girls Spreading an Important Message in the Outback
Ex-Abbotsleigh students and sisters present their two-woman play.
15 Mar 2019   

Senior College ​Year 11 Young Curators
This year Year 11 Visual Arts students have a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience as an exhibition curator.
7 Mar 2019   

Category tag: Senior College
Early Learning | Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | Old Girls A Marvel-lous Day
Microsoft held the international launch of Captain Marvel-themed STEAM workshops for girls at their Sydney flagship store – and Abbotsleigh was there. ...
7 Mar 2019   

Middle School | Senior College | Old Girls Senior School Swimming Carnival 2019
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre was alive with colour, chanting and house spirit this week.
1 Mar 2019   

Middle School | Senior College AFL continues to make its mark at Abbotsleigh
The latest sport to arrive at Abbotsleigh continues to capture the attention of our girls.
1 Mar 2019   

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

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
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