Tara aims to provide an excellent all-round education for girls and offers an extensive range of co and extra curricular activities.
We recognise the benefits of girls playing sport, beyond the obvious health advantages and motor skills development. With over 21 sports to choose from, Tara girls develop team and school spirit, trust, teamwork and leadership skills, and have fun! Tara offers the following sports in Senior School:
“ taught by highly qualified teachers and coaches ”
Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic, Cheerleading, Rhythmic and Sports Aerobics), Hockey, Netball, Rowing, Sailing, Snowsports, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football and Waterpolo.
Involvement in sport brings many advantages. Sport provides valuable life skills such as how to win and how to lose and enhances student self discipline. Girls who participate in sport at Tara find that they can improve academically and are able to develop skills in organisation as they juggle a number of commitments. They meet friends who they may not otherwise have met in their normal academic day, through the many team sports on offer.
Our Tara girls are intrinsically motivated and work well in teams and individually. Students participate in a wide range of individual and team sports both within school through the House system and in Interschool IGSSA, state and national competitions.
Tara has a four House system: Crawford, Hake, Walker and Waugh. Sport is just one facet that utilises this model with Interhouse activities unifying students from across all year groups as they support one another in events such as the Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. These sporting events allow the girls to work together and showcase their sense of House spirit. Senior students develop and enhance their leadership skills as they guide and encourage the younger girls.
All Sport enquiries may be directed to Ngaire Musto via email
All students at Tara are offered the chance to experience the extraordinary opportunities and possibilities of drama, dance and music performance in a range of academic, co and extra curricular performance contexts.
At Tara, we place great importance on participating in the performing arts, giving girls the chance to discover the joys of music, song and dance, to enjoy the unique camaraderie of a cast or ensemble and to gain confidence by performing in front of an audience.
Past Tara productions performed at The Riverside Theatre have included: Me and My Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and Godspell. Year 11 girls are also offered the opportunity to perform in co productions with The King's School. Past co productions include: Little Shop of Horrors, Mikado, Oliver, The Gondoliers and South Pacific.
We have choirs and instrumental groups where girls can perform and compete at school and Interschool events and festivals. Students are offered the opportunity to participate in our renowned musicals or drama productions. Many of our girls enjoy and excel in the performing arts and each year take HSC Drama or Music electives; some achieve honours by selection for 'ENCORE' and 'OnSTAGE' which showcase top of state performances.
Tara's teachers are there to recognise, nurture, assess and ultimately inspire each student to give to an audience, an effective and rewarding performance work.
All Performing Arts enquiries may be directed to Belinda Wright via email
Cocurricular and Enrichment Activities
A range of activities are offered to Tara girls across Pre Kindergarten - Year 12 including:
|DEBATING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING|
|Interhouse Debating||Archdale Debating||Interhouse Public Speaking|
|Commonwealth Bank Senior Debating||Social Debating||History Debating|
|Mock Trial||IGSSA Public Speaking and Drama Competition||Mooting|
|Public Speaking (Rotary, Legacy, Sydney Morning Herald, Macquarie University)|
|Chamber Orchestra||Concert Band||Stage Band|
|Interhouse Choirs||Tara Singers||Axis Wind Ensemble|
|School Choirs||Saxology||Chapel Band|
|Interhouse Instrumental Groups|
|GENERAL GROUPS AND CLUBS|
|Duke of Edinburgh Award||CRU Group||Drama Groups|
|Co Productions with TKS||Homework Club||Science Clubs including Astronomy|
|Water Watch||Young Achievers||Tournament of the Minds|
|Dance Troupe||Model United Nations (MUNA)||Checks and Stripes Newspaper|
|Amnesty||Theatre Sports||French Club|
|Snow Sports||Jewellery Club||Italian Club|
All Cocurricular and Enrichment Activities enquiries may be directed to Lindy Crocker via email