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Welcome

Leading Tara

No Greater Privilege

Welcome to Tara Anglican School for Girls. My name is Susan Middlebrook and I have the privilege of being the Principal at Tara. I think in choosing a school for your girl, it’s really important to have the opportunity to understand the culture, the purpose of the School, meet with some of the staff and students and have some idea of the range of offerings and focus on learning.

Mrs Susan Middlebrook

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OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

Tara is an inspirational learning environment for girls. The Tara Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 establishes a framework to further build our great school. Our purpose is to be a Christian learning community, characterised by excellence, which encourages and empowers girls to achieve and serve in a dynamic world. Tara places an emphasis on holistic development where every student is cared for, challenged and equipped to live out the distinctive values of the School.

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OUR CURRICULUM

At Tara, learning starts at an early age through flexible and creative programs in our Early Learning Centre. The core literacy and numeracy skills are developed through a balance of direct instruction and inquiry learning in the junior years. In the middle years a combination of instruction and student centred learning is used to broaden analytical thinking and problem solving. The HSC program in the senior years, coupled with a wide range of subject choices available, ensures there are programs to suit all students’ interests and abilities.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Our School enjoys a reputation for academic excellence as a comprehensive school. This success stems from a supportive and inclusive School culture. Tara’s teaching practices are informed by research in best practice teaching and learning for girls from the early years of school through to our graduating Year 12 students. It’s a friendly, safe and energetic learning community where students explore a well rounded education across a wide range of areas: academic, sporting, artistic and spiritual – creating confident, articulate and resilient young women who can thrive in an ever changing, global world.

DEVELOPING STRONG VALUES

Alongside academic pursuits we take pride in helping our students to develop solid Christian values, including affirmation, opportunity, service for others and integrity.

Affirmation

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

EPHESIANS 4:29

Service for Others

“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

MATTHEW 20:26-28

Opportunity

“…I have come that they may have life,

and have it to the full.”


JOHN 10:10

Integrity

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

MICAH: 6:8

Education within a framework of Christian faith has been the cornerstone of Tara since it was established in 1897. We value the girls as individuals and recognise their uniqueness.

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Tara’s depth and breadth of educational opportunities promotes the attainment of each girl’s potential, through academic and cocurricular programs and the development of girls’ characters and leadership potential.

As one of Australia’s leading independent schools, we have an outstanding reputation for preparing our students for life beyond School and to take their place on the world stage. Tara students develop an appreciation of the world around them. We encourage students to be inquisitive, value diversity, have a sense of personal responsibility and a commitment to social justice as well as to see learning as an ongoing adventure.

“There is no greater privilege than being able to contribute to the development of a young girl’s growth into a great young woman. In my role, I have the joy of seeing girls achieve amazing things each day. It is indeed a great blessing to be able to join with families in the education of fine young women at Tara.”

MRS SUSAN MIDDLEBROOK