Abbott House dates from 1923 when the then Headmaster Rev John Forster, established three Houses to ‘to create a better basis for competitive sports’.
Abbott House strives to serve as a ‘home away from home’ where boys can thrive in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. From afternoon touch football sessions, weekend activities and house events to extra support during prep time, Abbott House provides the perfect school-life balance.
Overseeing everyday life of the Abbott boys is the staff team lead by Mr Ben Cook as Head of House, Ms Dominique Riddell as his deputy, and four residential duty staff. Mr Cook and his wife, Mia and children, Gael-Luke and Florence live in a residence adjacent to the house.When Abbott House became a boarding establishment in 1964, boys were housed in ‘Meadowfield’ and in the ‘Cottage’ (the original part of the present Medical Centre). A new purpose-built boarding house for Abbott, designed by Old Boy Reg Magoffin, was built in 1971 and opened in 1972.
Head of House: Mr Ben Cook
Contact: By Email or mobile 0490 901 698
Deputy Head of House: Ms Dominique Riddell
on 0414 410 729 or email
Abbott House Office: 0439 041 627 or Email
At the heart of the philanthropic centre of the School, since it was established in 1983, is the TAS Foundation. Its purpose is to generate funds to enable the School to give financial assistance and to continually develop the campus through new and improved facilities.
This year the projects we are looking for financial assistance are: