The Primary Choir shone brightly last night at the Sydney Town Hall. They performed a very lively and colourful medley of Willy Wonka as part of the IPSHA Performing Arts Festival. The evening culminated in a Combined Schools Choir performance. Thank you to Mrs Harrison for developing the girls to such a high standard, and to the teachers and parents who generously supported the girls on the night.
Our Secondary athletes performed strongly in Hills Zone Athletics yesterday. Tangara placed 2nd overall in the female category, an amazing result and our best ever! Special congratulations to Maya McMullen (Year 9) and Christine Abrams (Year 12) who were runner-up age champions in their respective age groups. A number of athletes have now qualified for AICES Athletics and we wish them all the best for when they compete in a few weeks time.
Assumption of Our Lady
We celebrated the solemnity of Mary’s assumption into heaven today as a school community. Recently ordained Redfield Old Boy, Fr Chris del Rosario, celebrated the Mass for us. Fr Chris originally attended Retaval Wahroonga, so he is also a Tangara Old Boy! He spoke to us about Mary’s fidelity, one of the reasons for her unique privilege of being taken to heaven, body and soul. As Pope Francis has explained, her assumption also honours our own human nature, a union of body and soul, and reminds us ‘that we are called to serve and glorify God with our whole being.’
Bush Dance Countdown
Make sure Saturday night, 24 August is in your diary … Tangara’s Bushdance. As well as a traditional Bush Band, there will be food and games and the whole family is welcome.
There is a lot more coming up this term. Next Friday we have Grandparents Day and our Soiree, showcasing HSC Music and Art. I’m looking forward to catching up with many families at these great events.
Dr Katrina George