PARED (Parents for Education) Foundation

Tangara was established in 1982 as the first school of PARED (Parents for Education).

PARED is a personal initiative of parents and educators. It operates schools and other educational projects which assist parents in their task as the primary educators of their children.

The founders of the PARED Schools introduced into Australia a personalised system of education which has been implemented in many schools throughout the world. This system of education was developed in Europe in the 1950s when parents were encouraged by St Josemaria Escriva, Founder of Opus Dei , to exercise greater responsibility in the education of their children. There are now numerous such schools, the fruit of personal initiative, in operation on the five continents. Tangara maintains professional contact with many of these schools.

In fulfilling its commitment to help parents be better educators, PARED also organises courses in effective parenting through Family Education Australia and publishes Perspective, a magazine which covers topics of interest to the family.