Tara Anglican School for Girls, one of Australia’s leading independent schools, has achieved excellent HSC results in 2016 and is now ranked 43rd overall in NSW. (source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 15/12/16)
Achievement at Tara Anglican School for Girls is celebrated in a number of ways. From reaching a personal best to one of Tara’s largest groups completing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme in 2016, all success – group or individual – is celebrated.
Each year we also look forward to celebrating the final results of our graduating class. Receiving these results mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for our girls; the whole community joins together to celebrate the hard work demonstrated by our students and our teachers. The graduating class of 2016 achieved fantastic results, with 20% of Tara students achieving an ATAR of 95 or above, 45% over 90 ATAR and 64% over 80 ATAR.
Tara had six All Round Achievers (achieved the score of 90 or over in 10 units). Tara congratulates:
- Sarah Braga
- Niamh Formosa
- Laura Mallett
- Leah Park
- Kimberly Wybenga
- Katherine Zhang
The girls collectively have achieved 101 Band 6 (including Extension 4) results. Tara had 34 Distinguished Achievers (for students who have achieved a Band 6 or Extension 4). View the 2016 Distinguished Achievers Honour Roll (PDF 135.3KB).
“Congratulations to the class of 2016 and their teachers for their outstanding HSC results. This year group has made a significant contribution to Tara and led by example in all aspects of school life, including academics, sport, performing arts, social justice and leadership. They are truly wonderful young women and behind each result is a personal story of commitment and dedication wonderfully supported in their efforts by their families and teachers who are dedicated to achieving the best for each and every student,” says Principal, Mrs Susan Middlebrook.
Tara’s Head Girl 2015-16, Laura Mallett, has also been recognised as our top performing academic student throughout the year as Dux of the School and has achieved Tara’s top ATAR of 99.45. Deputy Head Girl 2015-16, Sarah Braga, has placed 4th in NSW for Legal Studies.
Two Tara girls have been successful in the performing arts arena, including Katherine Zhang’s major work in Visual Arts which was nominated for inclusion in Art Express as well as Leah Park, Music Prefect 2015-16, who was nominated for inclusion in ENCORE (Music). Leah also added another medal to her tally by taking out the Gold at the Taekwondo Poomsae Oceania Continental Championships in Fiji in November. This year Niamh Formosa was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the History Teachers' Association 2016 Extension Essay Prize. This places Niamh in the top 10 for NSW.
“It has been a privilege to see these girls learn and thrive as they have grown into amazing women ready to take on the world,” said Mrs Middlebrook.
As a non-selective school, we remain very proud of the students and their results. The students work hard in their studies and are wonderfully supported in their efforts by their families and teachers who are experienced and passionate about their craft and dedicated to achieving the best for each student in their care.
For more information, please contact Tara’s Communication Office on 02 9630 6655.