Open Day showcases Tara Anglican School for Girls to over 900 people
Over 900 people from all over Sydney visited Tara Anglican School for Girls last Saturday 11 March at the Open Day.
It was back to school for many parents and families as they experienced a taster of the School’s diverse program of academic displays and co-curricular performances as well as engage with students and staff. Hourly tours of the Junior and Senior Schools together with Eggleton House (boarding), were enjoyed by many, while the School’s learning bazaar had many participants feeling like they were back in the classroom.
There were also special presentations from the School’s music ensembles and choirs as well as the Tara dance groups. Of particular interest was a special presentation and tours by the Tara Astronomy Centre, with the school hosting the largest privately owned telescope of its kind in Australia, as part of a joint project with Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
“In a year that marks 120 years of teaching girls in Parramatta we were proud to showcase our school to so many visitors. It was a great day enjoyed by families talking to our wonderful teachers and students and to be able to hear of achievements of our students”, said Mrs Susan Middlebrook, Principal.
“The Tara Open Day allows us to celebrate what is great about our school, and that is our students. Tara girls are enormously proud of their school and Open Day is a fabulous opportunity to talk about their school, what they love to learn and be involved with each day and how we celebrate girls education at Tara,’’ Mrs Middlebrook said.
The focus of the day was very much on engaging the children and their parents. Lots of positive comments were received on all of the activities around the school gymnasium and grounds. It was indeed, a celebration of the school which has served the Parramatta community since 1897.
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