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When young children start school, they bring an innate sense of curiosity, wonder and excitement. These powerful attributes, when complemented with our educational programs and facilities, allow each student to achieve remarkable outcomes.

Specialist areas

Every girl is challenged and stimulated in her learning journey by classroom and specialist teachers, who work to tailor classes to individual needs.

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Meet the Head of Junior School

To see our Junior School girls demonstrate such curiosity, wonder and delight as they engage in challenging learning opportunities is truly a privilege. 


Head of JS/SR thumbAs Head of the Junior School, Ms Sally Ruston supports her staff to create an environment where learning is seen as ‘good, hard fun’ and all girls work at their edge of competence so that personal best outcomes are the expected reality. Abbotsleigh’s culture of excellence, in which girls thrive, is underpinned by strong pastoral support where students are taught how to collaborate, problem solve, think critically, innovate and persist through challenges.

‘The potential of a child is the most intriguing and stimulating thing in all creation.’ Ray L Wilbur.

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