Meet our Senior School leaders

Mrs Victoria Rennie, Head of Senior School


Mrs Victoria Rennie holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours (English and Theatre Studies) from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Education (English and Drama) through Macquarie University, a Certificate of Core Concepts and Skills of Positive Education from University of Pennsylvania and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Educational Leadership) from Charles Sturt University. She is an Abbotsleigh Old Girl and former Abbotsleigh Head of English who continues to teach our girls English. Victoria has a genuine care for fostering girls and powerful leaders and learners who will be able to make their way and find purpose in life as they move into life beyond school. With a strong academic and pastoral background, Mrs Rennie has a genuine care for fostering positive and productive relationships within the school community. She possesses a comprehensive understanding of the changing global landscape of education and the need for schools to be aware of developing new and innovative teaching and learning models.


Mrs Annette Ware, Dean of Senior College


Mrs Annette Ware has led our Senior College since 2012, having previously held various roles at Abbotsleigh since 1997. Annette is passionate about character development going hand in hand with academic progress, and loves seeing young women grow to be well rounded and well grounded. She delights in observing girls using and developing their talents and abilities, and developing a heart for others and a desire to impact our world for good. She is a specialist Studies of Religion teacher and is committed to ensuring that the Christian foundations that underpin Abbotsleigh’s life seep into the everyday experiences of girls and staff.


Mrs Clare Haymen, Dean of Middle School


Mrs Clare Haymen joined Abbotsleigh as a PDHPE teacher in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Studies (Graduate Diploma of Education) from the University of Technology, Sydney; a Graduate Certificate of Theology through the University of Newcastle and is undertaking a Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) with Flinders University. Mrs Haymen was a Year Coordinator in the Middle School for five years, before stepping into the role of Dean in 2023. She is passionate about holistic education; encouraging students to become critical, collaborative learners while developing resilience and self-efficacy through a range of academic, co-curricular and pastoral opportunities. She enjoys connecting with staff, students and their families to create a supportive environment in which the girls can flourish.