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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.

Click on the links below to read the latest issues.

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

If you would like to change the way you receive Around Abbotsleigh, please email Fenny Setianingsih.

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 | 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   

History Florence Sulman and her ties to Abbotsleigh
Florence Sulman and her brother Arthur attended Abbotsleigh in its earliest years when the school was still located in Parramatta. In 1958 Florence wa ...
27 Feb 2018   

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History Abbotsleigh’s baroque West-Pemmer organ
The story behind the magnificent baroque West-Pemmer organ inside Abbotsleigh chapel which was designed and constructed in Germany.
14 Sep 2017   

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Senior College | History The Abbotsleigh pool
Abbotsleigh's pool facilities have evolved since the School's first pool opened 60 years ago in 1957.
15 Nov 2017   

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AOGU 1908 program
Old Girls | History The formation of our Old Girls' Union
Founded on 23 May 1908, the Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Union is amongst the earliest school alumni unions to be formed in Australia.
6 Jun 2017   

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Senior College | Old Girls | History Tildesley Shield 100 years on
The Tildesley shield, a tennis tournament in which Abbotsleigh participates, celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2018.
10 Oct 2017   

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AOGU 1967 leavers 485x310 WEB
Old Girls | History The first HSC cohort
Old Girls from the first Abbotsleigh cohort to ever sit the Higher School Certificate exams following its introduction in 1967 writes about their expe ...
12 Oct 2017   

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Read House view c1934 CROPPED
History Proud history of boarding
The popularity of boarding at Abbotsleigh since its earliest days has seen the need for continual growth and change.
19 Jul 2016   

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History Betty Archdale's early mentors
Betty Archdale, the sixth Headmistress of Abbotsleigh, grew up raised by women heavily involved in the suffrage militancy, with her mother imprisoned ...
25 May 2017   

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Junior School | Middle School | Senior College | Boarding | History No place like home
New President of the Abbotsleigh Parents' Association Kathy Campbell returns to very familiar ground.
17 Feb 2017   

History Our wonderful Clarke sisters
Abbotsleigh's founding Headmistress Marian Clarke came from a large family that celebrated and honoured education.
30 Mar 2017   

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Abbotsleigh Thurles Thomas In Library c1939
History The ARC: Referencing the Past
Used daily by the Abbotsleigh community, the ARC stands for all that the School has been and all that it can be, observes Abbotleigh's Archivist Julie ...
18 Jul 2016   

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History The Daly find
Running our archives department, Julie Daly stumbles across historical gems that keep our School's archives alive.
7 Sep 2016   

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