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Nikki Williams

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Activities

There are a wide range of activities on offer during the year. 
Boarders participate in every aspect of life at Tara, including music, performing arts, sports, and are encouraged to take on leadership opportunities. Weekends are fully supervised and include visits to the beach, theatre, movies, shopping and so much more. Our boarders can be as busy or relaxed as they like. 

Boarders participate in specially organised in-weekends, celebrate birthdays with a special birthday meal chosen by the birthday girl and are a part of many other exciting events that take place in Eggleton House.  After school workshops and activities are available and regular weekend activities such as going to wet ‘n’ wild or the movies for the boarders to join.

Recent Activities for Boarders 

  • Cycling at Bicentennial Park
  • Sydney Tree Tops Adventure Park
  • Leura Harvest Festival
  • Ice Skating at Macquarie
  • Movie nights out at local cinemas and nights in the Boarding House 
  • Laser Tag and Ten Pin Bowling adventure
  • Wet 'n' Wild Theme Park
  • Musical outing to see Kinky Boots
  • Katoomba Scenic Railway and craft market
  • Balmoral Beach outing


Fundraising

One of the new service learning initiatives for the Tara Boarding House is to raise money for the Vanessa Grant Girls School in East Kenya.  Vanessa Grant was a Head Boarder at Tara who passed away while giving birth to her second child in East Kenya.  She was a teacher and wanted to improve the quality of education in rural Kenya.  A trust was started in her name to help educate children in this area.  Each year we brainstorm ideas on how to raise money for this worthy cause. 

The Vanessa Grant Trust brings educational opportunities to children and young adults in rural Kenya. Children are Kenya‘s future and education is the most important thing we can provide for them. The Vanessa Grant Trust develops schools by supporting continual infrastructural development, staff training and volunteer support, so critical for effective and exciting education, using our network of national and international support. A little money goes a long way in Kenya and it provides immense satisfaction to see what an impact this makes on people’s lives.

The Vanessa Grant Trust is sponsoring the development of a leading secondary boarding school for girls situated about 2km from Rongai on 15 acres of flat land donated by Gogar Farm Ltd. The School will eventually cater for about 420 girls, with each year group having three classes of about 35 children for the four years of Kenyan secondary education. The aim of the School is to provide a facility second-to-none in Kenya, delivering the Kenyan curriculum with particular emphasis on excellent IT and science facilities and quality teaching standards throughout. This will be delivered within a strong and secure Christian community.  Many donors have sponsored particular aspects of the school: funding a science laboratory, contributing to the cost of one or more computers, or paying for the furniture for a classroom. 

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