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Why a girls' school?

Tara Anglican School for Girls provides an inspirational learning environment for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, providing a wide range of academic, cultural, and sporting experiences, as well as offering short term and full time boarding to girls from Years 5 to 12. Tara is located on 12 hectares of beautiful grounds in North Parramatta. Tara has an active community with a rich heritage of more than 120 years of girls’ education, with a bright and exciting future. We encourage and empower our girls to achieve and serve in a dynamic world.

Why you should send your daughter to an all girls' school - Sydney Morning Herald

From infancy through to adolescence, girls and boys take different paths in their journey to success. As a parent, choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the greatest gifts you can give her. 

Why a girls school?

  • All activities and leadership roles are open to girls: they have the chance to participate, influence and lead

  • The evidence is strong that girls’ schools are better able to create the environment and opportunities needed for girls to succeed and develop intellectually, emotionally and physically.

  • Parents choose girls’ schools for the quality of teaching and learning as well as pastoral care because girls' schools are designed specifically for girls.

  • Parents also choose girls schools for the excellent female role models who encourage their daughters to aim high in whichever path they choose to follow.

  • We aim to capitalise on the scientific and social research about the different ways in which girls learn. We cater for relational based learning where girls solve issues through dialogue and are given a context to their learning with more sensory and emotive detail.

  • An all-girls’ school is a learning environment that is free from gender discrimination:

    • girls engage in more healthy competition and risk taking

    • girls are more likely to study and do better in STEM subjects, and participate in sports

  • Post-school they are more likely, than girls educated in co-ed schools, to:

    • pursue tertiary study and careers in STEM

    • hold leadership positions

    • earn higher wages

Why Tara
Why Tara For Me

"What I love most about Tara is the close-knit community that it has. I love how each grade is very close and that you manage to be friends and actually know every girl in your grade. The smallness of Tara allows lifelong relationships to be formed and to grow.

My favourite activity at Tara would have to be debating. It was through competing in debating competitions at Tara that I grew to love debating. However, it was also due to being encouraged and continually supported by staff and coaches that I grew and felt confident in my public speaking skills.

Tara is a great school for me as it is a school that is built on the principle that girls are worth educating, that we deserve to be empowered and our needs catered for. I love the idea of empowering young women to step out into their full potential, and that we have the capability to be whoever we want to be."

Prashana, Year 10

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