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Tara Anglican School For Girls

Masons Drive

North Parramatta NSW2151

Tel: 02 9630 6655

Fax: 02 9683 6297



Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Boarding: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: YesPerforming Arts Academy: YesSporting Academy: Yes

Pastoral Care

Tara has a well resourced pastoral care program. We aim to provide effective support for the social and spiritual welfare of every girl. Tara has a very friendly and warm atmosphere. We work in a partnership with parents to create a caring environment where girls can relax and be themselves. Girls are encouraged to consider the needs of those less fortunate in the community both in Australia and globally. Tara has specialist staff who nurture and guide each student including our Director of Christian Faith & Values/Chaplain school Counsellors Youth Worker school Nurse Year Coordinators mentors and Director of Student Engagement & Development.

Excellence in Learning

Tara's aim is to provide the conditions for Excellence in Learning for our students Pre K-12. We have over 115 years heritage of educating girls and our teachers understand girls’ particular educational and developmental needs. The Principal is committed to the employment of highly qualified enthusiastic staff who are passionate about learning about teaching and about working at Tara.

Junior School

Tara Junior School endeavours to provide students with an enriched educational environment with a focus on meeting the individual learning needs of our girls in a caring Happy environment. The faith basis of the School underpins the School’s programs. The Junior School curriculum includes the six Key Learning Areas prescribed by the NSW Board of Studies: English; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Human Society and its Environment; Creative and Practical Arts; and Personal Development Health and Physical Education. Christian Studies is a core subject at Tara. Tara Junior School in addition offers many opportunities for the girls beyond these six Key Learning Areas with specialist teachers for specific subject areas (e. g. Art science music languages sport)

Senior School

Tara educates girls to be leaders and active participants in the School community preparing them for independent life long learning. Our aim is for each Tara girl to become a confident young woman of integrity and compassion. Years 11-12 electives include: Business Studies economics legal Studies information Processes and Technology software Design and Development design and Technology drama english (Advanced standard fundamentals extension 1 extension 2) food Technology geography History (Ancient modern extension) languages: French german and Japanese (Continuers extension) Mathematics (General extension 1 extension 2) music (Music 1 music 2 extension) pDHPE biology chemistry physics senior Science studies of Religion (1 unit) visual Arts visual Design and Vocational Education and Training in Hospitality and Information Technology.


Tara offers flexible services for modern families including on site Before and After School Childcare and Vacation Care and part time or full time boarding. Boarding is offered for Tara students in Years 5-12. Our Boarding facility (Eggleton House) offers an excellent opportunity for girls coming from isolated and remote areas from the country or from overseas to live and study in a secure environment. Tara is located close to Parramatta and girls can have easy access to the cultural educational and sporting facilities in Sydney Yet live in a beautifully landscaped spacious area. The Tara Boarding experience enables girls to make an easy transition to city living and tertiary study.

Co Curricular Actvities

Tara offers a wide range of extra and co curricular activities across the arts debating sport and music. We encourage each girl to discover and develop her talents. The development of our girls' interests and talents is a major focus of the extensive Co Curricular program. Participation commitment and achievement in co and extra curricular areas are recognised in the School's honour awards.


ENROLLING NOW . FOR 2014 and 2015 and beyond. Interested in joining us at Tara? Interviews are being conducted now.

Enquiries about vacancies in other years are welcome. Contact the Registrar via email or visit our website to apply for a Prospectus online at

SCHOLARSHIPSTara offers a number of scholarships including Academic all Rounder and Music.   These full or part tuition remission scholarships are awarded on the results of the ACER Co-operative Scholarship Tests submitted portfolio and interview with the Principal. Visit Tara's website for more information and to apply online.

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