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Why Tara?


As a parent, choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the greatest gifts you can give her. Since 1897 Tara has been that choice. We are one of the oldest girls’ schools in Sydney. Our School has gained a reputation for offering extraordinary opportunities with world-class teachers and facilities. Tara offers an outstanding modern education that will lay the foundations for a happy and successful life for your daughter. Tara girls develop into articulate, confident and resilient young women with the ability to make a difference in whatever path they choose after their school years. Music2

Beyond the Classroom

Tara can offer your daughter the best learning environment and a well-rounded education. We provide girls with a balanced education through extensive academic and co-curricular opportunities. Students are supported and encouraged to explore a wide range of programs as they develop their skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. Tara has a strong tradition to offer opportunities to empower students, including debating and public speaking, performing arts, sport and academic and social clubs. All students are encouraged to think globally with opportunities for cultural experiences and exchange programs abroad. Read more

Engaging Teachers

At Tara we’re committed to developing young women through high-quality education that recognises that there is more to learning than academic studies alone. We are educating the whole girl through a balanced offering providing a wide range of academic, cultural, and sporting experiences. 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 the girls. We nurture a learning community that celebrates creative ideas, active engagement and critical thinking. Underpinned and supported by the best practice and most up-to-date research, we provide a learning environment in which Tara girls flourish. Read more

Young Women Who Lead

From infancy through to adolescence, girls and boys take different paths in their journey to success. In a single-sex environment Tara girls have access to every opportunity. All activities and leadership roles are open to girls: they have the chance to participate, influence and lead. Student leadership is viewed as a vital skill and experience at Tara. Student leadership is a great way to tap into student energy, to build self-respect and to create a caring school. Read more

Student Engagement

Many parents and Tara Old Girls identify that one of the School’s greatest strengths is educating the ‘whole’ student throughout her school life. Tara is a school in which the Christian faith lives and has meaning and underpins all we do at Tara. Student care and support programs are absorbed into the daily life of the School. Our student engagement, mentoring, service learning and house system ensures no girl goes under the radar. We invest in each student to ensure there is a sense of connectedness and collaboration. Read more for Junior School and Senior School 

Academic Achievement

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If you develop a passion for learning, a person will never cease to grow. We want the young women of Tara to be inspired to achieve success both in and outside the classroom. From early years learning through to preparation for university, we consistently achieve outstanding results. Small enough we know each girl, her capabilities and interests and we support her to develop these, yet large enough to challenge all. Tara has state of the art facilities, committed resources and excellent academic programs tailored to the individual and how girls learn best. Read more for Junior School and Senior School

Learning Community

Tara is located on 12 hectares of beautiful grounds and gardens in North Parramatta. The amazing learning spaces are an integral part of framing exciting learning experiences, from dynamic classrooms, boarding facilities, extensive sporting grounds, theatres to pre-tertiary centres. Tara is a leader in the use of technology and we continue to explore new mediums to support our girls in their development. This is extremely important for learning in the current inter-connected world where knowledge is constantly developing. We want the young women of Tara to be prepared for life beyond Tara and to take their place on the world stage. Visit our school 

To the Stars

The study of Astronomy is an exciting aspect of Tara. Tara is the only school in Australia that offers a full and enriching course in Astronomy thanks to the Global Jet Watch telescope, the largest privately owned telescope in Australia, which has been built on School grounds in collaboration with Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Using this unique apparatus and research level observatory, students conduct astronomy and physics research, work directly with internationally renowned cosmologists and scientists from Oxford University and host star viewing nights to build their skills. Read more

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