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Why Tara?

As one of Australia’s leading independent day and boarding schools, Tara Anglican School for Girls is a specialist in girls’ education and has an outstanding reputation for preparing young women to achieve in a dynamic world.

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Tara Senior School has a reputation for preparing girls for entry into the country's top universities.

Tara offers your daughter

Early Learning Centre, Kindergarten – Year 12

Christian Learning Community

Academic Excellence

Small Class Sizes


International Baccalaureate World School

World-Class Teachers

Supportive and Inclusive School Culture

State of the Art Facilities

What are our education priorities?

Tara is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (ELC to Year 6) and the Middle Years Programme (Years 7 to 10). The School has outstanding Higher School Certificate results and aims to optimise each girl’s ability to learn and develop.

We nurture a learning community that celebrates creative ideas, active engagement and critical thinking. Your daughter will be challenged academically, intellectually, and personally in a supportive learning environment designed to deliver rigorous educational outcomes.

WHAT CAN STUDENTS WHO
ATTEND TARA EXPECT?

Tara offers your daughter personalised attention and opportunities within our extensive facilities. Tara has a proud tradition as a non-selective Anglican school that nurtures its students academically while providing wide-ranging opportunities in the cocurricular arenas of the performing and creative arts, sports and the service for others.

We have state of the art facilities, committed resources and excellent academic programs tailored to the individual and how girls learn best. Each girl is taught to be independent, responsible and care for others, as we empower them to be compassionate, talented, global citizens and realise their potential.

Boarding at Tara's Eggleton House provides a supportive community for rural girls while enabling them to build independence and life skills. We value the commitment, ability and exceptional contribution rural girls bring to the life of the School. Ensuring the continuation of this strong link between Tara and country families is a priority for the School.

OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITIES
& LEARNING SPACES

Tara is located on 12 hectares of beautiful grounds and gardens in Masons Drive, North Parramatta.

Our amazing learning spaces are an integral part of framing exciting learning experiences, from dynamic classrooms, a fully equipped sports gymnasium; pool; multiple playing fields; tennis, basketball and netball courts; movement room and fitness centre; rowing shed (offsite); state-of-the-art library and resource centre; Senior Learning & Careers Centre; Chapel; Science and Technology laboratories; Astronomy Centre & Observatory; Performing Arts Centre & Theatre; before and after school & vacation care centre; boarding house; and cafeteria.

What our Campus Offers

HOW DOES TARA GO BEYOND SIMPLE ACADEMICS?

Tara parents and alumnae identify one of the School’s greatest strengths is educating the ‘whole’ student through extensive academic and cocurricular opportunities.

Our School is renowned for offering opportunities to empower students, including debating, public speaking, performing arts, sports, and academic and social clubs. Students are encouraged to think globally, with opportunities for cultural experiences, International Performance Tours and exchange programs abroad.

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WHAT COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DOES TARA OFFER?

Students are encouraged to explore a range of programs as they develop their skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. Tara is renowned for offering opportunities to empower students, including debating, public speaking, performing arts, sports, and academic and social clubs. Our students are encouraged to think globally, with opportunities for cultural experiences, International Performance Tours and exchange programs abroad.

Visit the Tara Enrichment Centre

WHAT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES DOES TARA OFFER?

All activities and leadership roles are open to all our girls; they have the chance to participate, influence and lead. Student leadership is a great way to tap into student energy, build self-respect and create a caring school.

Student leadership at Tara empowers our students; what is important to them, is important to us.  

LEARN HOW WE DEVELOP LEADERS
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WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT TARA?

Tara’s purpose is to be a Christian learning community, characterised by excellence that encourages and empowers girls to achieve in a dynamic world. Each girl is personally known and cared for in our community.

We offer a campus with an array of facilities, technology and opportunities. The study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is just one exciting aspect. Tara is the only school in Australia that offers a full and enriching course in astronomy, thanks to the Global Jet Watch telescope (the largest privately owned telescope in the country), in collaboration with the University of Oxford. 

Our proud tradition

Tara has a proud tradition as a non-selective Anglican school that nurtures its students academically while providing wide-ranging opportunities in the cocurricular arenas of the performing and creative arts, sports and the service of others.

Tara was established in 1897 and is located on 12 hectares of beautiful grounds and gardens in North Parramatta. The School has state of the art facilities, committed resources and excellent academic programs tailored to the individual and how girls learn best.

Boarding at Tara's Eggleton House provides a supportive community for rural girls while enabling them to build independence and life skills. We value the commitment, ability and exceptional contribution rural girls bring to the life of the School.