Open Day 2019 showcases Tara Anglican School for Girls
11 March 2019
Over 1,200 people from all over Sydney visited Tara Anglican School for Girls last Saturday 9 March at the annual Open Day.
It was back to school for many parents and families as they experienced a taster of the School’s diverse programs, including academic displays and co-curricular performances as well as engaging with students, parents 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 and subject displays had many students speaking with teachers directly and parents feeling like they were back in the classroom.
There were 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 and the Space Odyssey Team, 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.
“Open Day is one of the most important days on the School calendar. It is the day we open our doors to prospective students, parents, the local community and anyone who may have an interest in excellent education for girls. 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.”
“We hosted a large number of scholarship applicants today as part of their academic assessment to understand more about them. We are already seeing strong demand for places at the School in 2020 and beyond and Open Day gives parents and prospective students an exceptional opportunity to make enquiries about enrolment,” said Mrs Susan Middlebrook, Principal.
Lots of positive comments were received on all of the activities, including the music buskers, the Hospitality students serving coffee, the face painting and the great food served by the Tara Dads BBQ. “It was a day full of fun and enjoyment as people were able to capture the true essence of the Tara experience,” said Mrs Middlebrook. It was indeed, a celebration of this wonderful School which has served the Parramatta community since 1897.
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