Why an Independent School?
Independent Schools have Principals who are empowered to employ excellent teachers. Tara's Principal employs outstanding teachers who best suit the needs of our girls.
“ Girls learn best at an all girls school. ”
Independent Schools enjoy close knit, loyal communities. Our Tara families come from a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs. Tara has a diverse and caring community where Christian values underpin the School.
Why an Independent Girls School?
Girls learn best at an all girls School. Respected national ACER research repeatedly supports this. Tara's teaching is customised to girls' learning. The Alliance of Girl's Schools Brochure provides more information and may be downloaded here.
Tara is a non-selective School and our students regularly achieve at the highest level in a range of subjects.
Tara has over 115 years heritage of educating girls. Our teachers understand girls' particular educational and developmental needs. Our quality teachers and small class sizes allow for innovative approaches.
Tara has a well resourced pastoral care program. We aim to provide effective support for the social and spiritual welfare of every girl. Tara has a very friendly and warm atmosphere.
Tara has a strong sporting heritage and as a member of IPSHA* and IGSSA** participates in a wide range of sports with other Independent Girls Schools. Strong competition teaches Tara girls teamwork, trust, leadership, confidence and self discipline.
Tara offers a wide range of extra and cocurricular activities across the arts, debating, sport and music. We encourage each girl to discover and develop her talents which gives her confidence to find her place in the world.
Tara offers flexible services for modern families, including on site Before and After School Childcare and Vacation Care, part time or full time boarding and access to extensive transport networks. Tara enjoys a parkland setting.
Tara educates girls to be leaders and active participants in the School community, preparing them for independent, life long learning. Our aim is for each Tara girl to become a confident young woman of integrity and compassion.
* IPSHA - Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia
** IGSSA - Independent Girls Schools Sports Association
See and hear our girls talk about how they feel about Tara here.