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Teaching and Learning Programs in the Tara Senior School are designed to draw upon ‘best practice’ modern constructivist theory, providing innovative learning experiences which, through thoughtful differentiation, cater for all student needs in an inclusive a caring learning environment.

Teaching and Learning at Tara is a holistic experience where students are mentored towards becoming lifelong learners who value both formal education and personal growth through a wide range of experiences and sources of knowledge. Tara classrooms are technology rich one-to-one laptop environments, ensuring opportunities for learning are limitless. Tara students are well prepared to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the rigours of external examinations, such as the HSC and NAPLAN, regularly performing at the highest levels of achievement. Tara girls also leave Tara with transferable skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values, which contribute to their future success in all endeavours and the betterment of society for all.

Currently Tara Senior School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Tara is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Tara Anglican School for Girls believes is important for our students. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit the website.  

‚ÄčTara teachers are leaders of learning and experts in their fields who actively participate in ongoing professional development to ensure their students benefit from the latest research and pedagogical practice. They are a dynamic and collaborative team who work cooperatively within and across faculties, and regularly contribute their skills and knowledge to their professional associations and the broader education community.

The structure of the curriculum in Tara Senior School follows that mandated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as outlined below. Additionally, in 2017 Tara will continue introducing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Year 7 and Year 8, and progressively each year thereafter on the pathway to IBO authorisation. 

Tara also provides opportunities for students to study courses externally according to specific areas of interest or need. Additionally students also attend classes in Christian Studies, have opportunities in Years 9, 10, and 12 for Careers Education including a Work Experience Program in Year 10, and Financial Literacy classes in Year 10.

Students with special needs are catered for through Tara’s Learning Support and EAL/D Support staff, as are Gifted and Talented students through a wide range of internal and external programs, experiences, and opportunities. 

Year 7 Academic Program 2017

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Technology
  • History
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • PDHPE

 

 Year 8 Academic Program 2017

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • French or Japanese
  •  Technology
  • History
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • PDHPE


  • Interdisciplinary Course: STEM Health
  • Interdisciplinary Course: Greek Drama

 

Year 9 and 10 Academic Program 2017

All students study:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PDHPE
  • Christian Studies
  • Financial Literacy (Yr10)

Additionally students choose 3 Elective Courses from:

  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Food TEchnology
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  •  Information and Software Technology
  • French
  • Japanese
  • History Elective
  •  Geography Elective

 


 

Year 11 and 12 Academic Program

With advice, students select their own pattern of study in Years 11 and 12, which includes the mandatory NESA requirement of English and choices from the courses listed below. Tara also endeavours to provide students with access to tuition in courses not on offer onsite through external providers such as Open High School and The Saturday School of Community Languages.

  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English ESL
  • Mathematics 2U
  • Mathematics General
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Senior Science
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Geography
    •  Legal Studies
    • Ancient History
    • Modern History
    • Studies of Religion
    • History Extension
    • Visual Arts
    • Software Design and Development
    • Design and Technology
    • Industrial Technology: Multimedia
    • Food Technology
    • VET Hospitality
    • PDHPE
    • French Continuers
    • French Extension
    • Japanese Continuers
    • Japanese Extension
    • Music 1
    • Music 2
    • Music Extension
    • Drama

     

     

     


     



     

     


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