"We hope that the boarding community is considered by the girls to be their 'second family'. This 'home away from home' atmosphere has been our tradition; we aim for this to continue."
Samantha Cocks, Director of Boarding
Tara offers short term and full time boarding to girls from Years 5 to 12. Our Boarding House, Eggleton House, has a capacity of 58 girls which is small enough for every girl to be well-known and nurtured. The girls and boarding staff live in the same building and this allows them to engage and bond - just like one big happy family.
“ live and study in a secure
and stimulating environment ”
Parents, friends and Tara Old Girls are encouraged to join the boarders for meals and mothers are welcome to stay overnight in our guest rooms according to availability of space. Eggleton House enjoys a "home away from home" atmosphere in relaxed and caring surrounds.
Eggleton House offers an excellent opportunity for girls coming from isolated and remote areas, from the country or from overseas, to live and study in a secure and stimulating environment. Our boarders also enjoy access to the following school facilities:
Claridge Library: Tara boarders have access to the print and audio-visual material and online resources after hours, under teacher/librarian supervision.
Information Technology: Tara boarders have access to the school's computers and network.
“ the 'home away from home' atmosphere
has been our tradition ”
Sporting areas: Tara's gymnasium, fitness centre, tennis and netball courts, pool, ovals and over twelve hectares of grounds are available for boarders to use before and after school. The outdoor facilities are also available to our boarders during the weekend.
Performing Arts: Boarders have ready access to the school's practice studios and can easily participate in Tara's before and after-school musical and drama groups and in the co productions with The King's School and Knox Grammar.
Day students are also welcome to board short term to take advantage of the academic support and the wide range of extra and cocurricular activities available at the school.
Tara's boarders enjoy comfortable accommodation: Junior School boarders have spacious dormitories which are carefully designed for privacy. Senior boarders in Years 11 and 12 have individual rooms with computers in each room. There are also some twin rooms available. The Senior and Junior areas are equipped with TV, video, exercise equipment, games, cooking facilities and lounge areas.
The 2014-2015 Head Boarder is Kirsty Lei.
Extended Day Student Program
In response to some need from busy day school parents, the boarding house is starting a new program called the Extended Day Student Program. This program is designed for day girls who need some extra support after school hours. Please download an application form here for more information or feel free to contact Mrs Samantha Cocks, Director of Boarding, if you have any questions via email.