In the early learning Reception classes, there is a strong emphasis on play-based learning as the best vehicle for young children’s learning
and stimulus for brain development. There is a focus on communication and language - including early literacy and numeracy - and social and
Kindergarten to Year 6
The Curriculum in Kindergarten through to Year 6 at Tangara is aligned to the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses and covers the mandatory Key Learning
Areas. The study of Religion, as well as the Human Virtues Program, further enhance students’ learning. The use of technology is integrated
through the curriculum.
Using WRAP - a multi-sensory, phonics based approach to literacy - students learn to read, spell and write. Reading is enriched through the Junior
Great Books program that encourages the Socratic discussion of texts to build deeper understanding and comprehension. Information literacy, communication
skills and library studies are integrated throughout the English program.
A range of approaches and resources are used in conjunction with the Maths Online program. There is an emphasis on problem-solving.
Science and Technology
Students learn about built environments, information and communication, living things, energy, space and time. Students are taught to use technology
responsibly and effectively. There is an emphasis on hands-on experience, designing and investigating.
Human Society and Its Environment
Students develop their understandings of Australia’s history and geography and the social, cultural, economic and political lives of its people.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
With a strong emphasis on character development and a thorough grounding in good nutrition and physical exercise, students are encouraged to develop
an understanding of how to achieve a healthy and fulfilling life.
Tangara’s curriculum offers many opportunities for personal expression, creativity, imagination, and the awakening of the aesthetic sense. Drama
and dance are integrated into the curriculum and visual arts and music have individual programs of learning. There is extensive enrichment through
choir groups and ensembles, percussion and recorder groups, School Musicals and clubs.
Students have the opportunity to develop and deepen their understanding of the person and teachings of Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic
Church. They are taught the value of prayer and a personal relationship with God in their daily life.
Human Virtues Program
Fostering the development of character means helping students grow in the good habits - the virtues - each one needs to flourish as human beings,
including responsibility, good judgment, kindness, generosity and resilience. Tangara’s Human Virtues Program teaches our students how they
can personally live out these virtues in their study, in the playground, and at home with their families.