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Through the generosity of past generations of parents, friends, staff and Tara Old Girls, our current students now enjoy a suite of excellent facilities and resources that make Tara an outstanding School.

 

The Tara Chapel

Chapel 

 

The recently opened Tara Chapel is a dedicated space for services.  “Chapel is a critical time of the week, because we’re very keen to show the girls what it is to be a great human being,” says Tara’s Chaplain the Rev. Nicholas Russell. 

The Chapel is placed at the front of the school and is located between the Junior and Senior Schools and easily accessible from both areas. It has been designed so that there is no back of the building. We have tried to make the building a welcoming one, no matter which way you approach it.

The entrance of the building is designed to be a focal point for worship. The cross provides a focus and speaks of the true purpose of the space, Christian worship.

A kitchen area has been built adjacent to the foyer and opens out to the paved area and landscaped gardens. Hospitality is an important part of Tara, providing a generous space for our community to gather on special occasions.

A central aisle was created as a result of requests from Tara Old Girls who wish to be married in their school Chapel.

The solid nature of the beautiful timber pews provide a sense of peace and permanence in the Chapel.

 Pavers  

The Lower Level will incorporate spaces for:

  • The Uniform Shop 

  • The Second Hand Uniforms & Crested Items Shop 

  • The Glass Room will provide a new meeting space 

  • The P&F Association Canteen  

The pavers from the Make Your Mark campaign were laid in the landscaping outside the Chapel, acting as a memory of your time at Tara and a symbol of your support. 

“This is more than just a building, it’s who we are," Susan Middlebrook, Principal

 

The Colonnade

Colonnade


 

 

Located in the Senior School, the Colonnade was modernized and rejuvenated in 2014.  Windows were lowered in classrooms on the upper level of the Boomerang Building, opening up learning spaces to natural light.  The new Colonnade was created to provide weather protection for our students and teachers walking between buildings.  A new English Staff Room was also constructed.

 

The Senior Learning Centre (SLC)

SLC
 

 

Most Tara girls continue onto tertiary education. The SLC is designed to expose them to the independence required for successful university study. This is very much the student’s space and features Wi-Fi connectivity, group and individual study spaces and a well-appointed kitchen. Staff are also accessible for individual mentorship and career planning.

 

The Mouleric Playing Field

Mouleric

 

Located near the Boarding House, this superior outdoor facility is the perfect setting for our Saturday sports program, where we nurture core values of physical fitness and team-building within each student. Designed to be flexible and hard wearing, it is used for hockey, football, softball and athletics.

 

The Bowern Room

Bowern

 

 

The development of positive lifestyle habits is a key element of a Tara education and the Bowern Room, also known as the Senior School Cafeteria, has been designed specifically to encourage healthy eating and social interaction. The Bowern Room is used extensively by both the students and the wider school community.

 

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