Tara is a day (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12) and boarding (Years 5 to 12) school for girls situated on spacious grounds at the end of Masons Drive (off Pennant Hills Road) in North Parramatta, 25 kilometres from the City of Sydney and five minutes from the vibrant central business district of Parramatta.
How to get to Tara
Families who are driving from Carlingford toward Parramatta, should turn right at the first traffic lights after The King's School.
Families who are driving from Parramatta towards Carlingford/City, should turn left at the first traffic lights on the left after the James Ruse Drive exit.
A map of Tara's grounds may be downloaded in PDF format here (PDF 108.8KB)
Tara is well serviced by buses to the local suburbs and to the Hills regions. Our school buses service the following areas: Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Drummoyne, Dural, Eastwood, Epping, Galston, Gordon, Greystanes, Hunters Hill, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Lane Cove, North Rocks, Northmead, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, Pennant Hills, Putney, Rouse Hill, Stanhope Gardens, Schofields, Wetherill Park, Windsor and Winston Hills.
Buses connect with the train lines at Pennant Hills, Epping and Parramatta. Hills Bus and Sydney Bus operate private bus services to and from the school, sometimes in conjunction with The King’s School. Tara runs special services to the riverside suburbs of Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, Putney and Drummoyne; north west to Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville and Bella Vista; inner west to Strathfield; and another service south to Greystanes and Pemulwuy.
2020 Bus Route Timetables
Opal Card Public Transport Bus Timetables
Public Transport to School:
If your daughter/ward is using public transport (NSW Transport or Hills Bus) to attend school if she is under the age of 16 parents/guardians they apply for a SCHOOL OPAL CARD online here.
If your daughter/ward is using public transport (NSW Transport or Hills Bus) to attend school if she is 16 years or older she should apply for a SCHOOL OPAL CARD online here.
Please note that subsidised travel on public transport is only available for K-12 students.
If your daughter/ward have had an OPAL card previously and it has been lost or misplaced please apply for a replacement card online please click here.
If your daughter/ward is starting at Tara and already has a student OPAL card you will need to sign on to your account with Transport NSW and update the School attending to ensure the OPAL card is active for 2020 Term 1.
For further information regarding travel to and from Tara using public transport please visit their website here. Note for each option there is timing to walk to and from bus stops or train stations.
Hills Bus have advised that students with OPAL cards will be given priority when boarding their buses.
To ensure continued availability of the bus routes students must use their OPAL card to tap on and off the bus. This will ensure that your bus route is not cancelled.
Tara Private Buses
Tara Private Bus to School:
If your daughter/ward is using our private bus to attend school please complete this application (PDF 172.2KB) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expectations of Tara students at bus stops:
- Students must be recognisable/identifiable as a Tara student i.e. in a Tara uniform, however, mufti will be accepted,
- Students must be outside of the family car prior to bus arriving at a stop, so that the student is able to signal the driver,
- Students must be waiting at a pre-determined suitable pickup point i.e. government bus stop or location stated on timetable above as a pick up point (ad hoc locations are not accepted),
should be at the stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time
- Parents should arrange travel with the School prior to commencing travel on the bus.
- Students must remain seated in the bus seat and buckle up seat belt (if fitted),
- No eating or drinking on bus (water excepted), and
- Maintain good behaviour while on the bus.
For any issues or questions regarding transport to and from School please contact us by email.