· One of Australia's leading schools
· Specifically geared for a girl’s learning
· Superior teaching staff, world-class facilities and opportunities
· Small enough to care for every individual, yet large enough to challenge all
· Academically excellent across the educational spectrum
As a parent, you only need to look at your own schooldays to appreciate the profound effect they have on everything from self-esteem to career choices and social networks.
Tara offers an outstanding modern education that will lay the foundations for a happy and successful life for your daughter.
The Tara values of affirmation, service to others, opportunity and integrity, give girls a compass to guide them as they learn, grow and serve in our world.
Our educational philosophy centres on identifying every girl’s talents and gifts and developing them within Tara’s encouraging, inclusive and well-resourced environment.
Key to this is our single-sex focus. Independent research consistently demonstrates that girls perform better in all measures including academic achievement, personal development and navigating those crucial teenage years in girl-only schools. This is backed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The Alliance of Girl's Schools also has an excellent compendium of research demonstrating this. Its brochure may be downloaded here.
As an independent school, we are free to choose our own teachers and the strength of our staff is reflected in this. Each has been selected for both their teaching skills as well as ability as to act as role models and mentors for our girls.
This is crucial to Tara as, unlike others, we are not one-size-fits-all school. Through our Christian framework of tolerance and inclusion, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring out the best in every girl, according to their strengths through effective mentoring which is headed by our excellent staff.
Academically we excel across the curriculum, particularly for a non-selective school. From early years learning through to preparation for university, we consistently achieve outstanding results. This is reflected in the vast majority of our girls being accepted into the university courses of their choice.
Our academic strengths are complemented by excellent sport, musical, cultural and co-curricular activities both in and out of the classroom. Our alumni network is strong, active and influential both within the school and also in the wider community. All contribute to help create well-rounded young women as well as provide opportunities for all girls, irrespective of their strengths.
For more than 115 years, Tara has been developing girls into articulate, responsible and well-connected young women with the ability to make a difference in whatever path they choose after their school years.
Tara can offer your daughter the best learning environment and a well-rounded education. It truly is the best place for girls.
We encourage you to come visit our school and see for yourself why Tara is an excellent choice for your daughter’s future. An online tour booking form is available.
See and hear our girls talk about how they feel about Tara here.
An online Prospectus and Application Form is available here.
If you have any questions please contact our Director of Enrolments & Communications, Nikki Williams via email.