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Tara Anglican School for Girls is a school with significant history and traditions dating from its earliest days in Parramatta in 1897. Our school has grown from humble beginnings and we now enjoy wonderful and extensive facilities in beautiful grounds in North Parramatta. We have classes catering for girls in Early Learning to Year 12.
Tara strives for academic excellence and every girl is encouraged and supported to achieve her best. We are very proud of the excellent results the students gain in the HSC and that so many students make the choice to continue their studies at the tertiary level. Our aim is to challenge and inspire our students and for them to become articulate and responsible young women who have an outward focus. We want them to be resilient, good humoured and to stand strong in themselves. We want them to feel that they can make a difference in whatever they choose to pursue after Tara.
“ Young people are poised
on the edge of possibility ”
Christianity is the cornerstone of our school. We seek to commend Jesus to our students and give them the opportunity to develop their faith. The students are also encouraged to look outside of themselves and to discover ways in which they can contribute to our community and the wider world. Tara girls are taught to seek challenges and find purpose in their life and are given the opportunity to embrace a Christian world view.
My personal view is that young people are poised on the edge of possibility. It is our joy as educators to help them to understand these possibilities and watch them grow as they come to understand their full humanity. As teachers we aim to know who someone is when she comes into our class and be able to recognise her unique qualities. We aim to see each girl as who she might become as well as who she is now. It is because of this belief and this passion that I am privileged to build further on the heritage of Tara as the school of opportunities and of caring relationships.
School life at Tara is busy and exciting and there are many age appropriate activities and challenges for the girls to enjoy, giving ample opportunities for them to find, develop and pursue their passions, both in and beyond the classroom. The size of the school is large enough to be well resourced, yet small enough so that each girl may be known and feel a strong connection with the school community, and we encourage parents to be a part of that community also. Continual improvements and the provision of new facilities are important. We have now completed the new Senior Learning Centre which provides dedicated study areas, space for our senior girls to work independently and in small groups, and to have access to academic and support staff outside regular class times.
“ The Christian faith underpins the vision, mission and values of Tara. ”
In 2010, we built a new Library and Computing Centre in the Junior School as a result of a Federal Government grant. In the future we will seek to build a Chapel for our school which will provide a place of Christian contemplation, worship and celebration for girls in both the Junior and Senior schools.
The Christian faith underpins the vision, mission and values of Tara. We seek to provide high quality educational opportunities and experiences that foster in each girl honour, integrity, a sense of direction, the capacity for reflection and the courage to utilise these to serve what is good, just and compassionate. We would be pleased to welcome you to visit our school. We have regular Tara Tours of Junior and Senior School and many events throughout each term where prospective families are most welcome to join us. Please feel free to contact us.
Mrs Susan Middlebrook
MEd (Admin) BEc Dip Ed MACE MACEL