Congratulations to Year 11 student Jayda Watson, who has been accepted into the 2017 YMCA Youth Parliament program. The YMCA Youth Parliament program is an apolitical program which provides young people aged 15 - 18 with a platform to speak out about issues that matter to them. All participants are divided into committees and each committee is required to write a bill. Once this bill is written we attend a week-long camp during July where legislation and other motions are debated in NSW Parliament. Jayda has been given the Portfolio of Aboriginal Affairs for this year's program.

“I am very honoured to be accepted to Youth Parliament," says Jayda, "and I am excited to make the most of the opportunity to work with other young people from around NSW.”

Jayda is currently the Vice-Captain of Sienna and is part of Tangara's 2017 School Leadership team. We wish her all the best in this program.

Jayda Watson (left) with Dame Marie Bashir and Clara Choi at the recent Year 11 Leadership Camp.


Congratulations to Atlantis for gaining the most House Points in the 2017 Atheltics Carnival, and to Tintagel for winning House Spirit!

Our annual Tangara Athletics Carnival was held on Tuesday 6 June, at Greenway Park. Congratulations to all students for their fantastic participation and house spirit which was displayed throughout the day.

We had some spectacular races, with the School Sprinting Champion event (fastest 10 girls in the school) being one of the many highlights. Congratulations to Francesca Sugiaman in Year 10 for taking the honours of first place in this event.

Many thanks to Miss Aliferis, Mrs Troup and Mrs Mitchell for assisting with the set up and pack down, as well as to Mrs Rasmussen for providing the P.A. equipment. All of the Tangara staff for helping as officials on the day. They certainly do a fantastic job and make the day run smoothly. Also, thank you to Ms Waalkens, Mrs Symons and parents for running the canteen on the day. The students thoroughly enjoy having a canteen on days like this. Thank you also to the Maintenance team for transporting all of our goods to and from the oval and assisting with our set up and pack down. Thank you to the parents for your attendance and support on the day. Overall, it was an enjoyable and successful day!

The Representative teams for both the IPSHA and HZSA Athletics Carnivals have now be announced and the successful girls are reminded to return their permission notes ASAP.

By Miss Fleur Tropea, Sport Coordinator

On Thursday 15 June 2017, the Tangara School community came together to celebrate the Christian feast day of Corpus Christi with a procession to three different altars set up around the school grounds.

The ceremony was led by Tangara Chaplain Fr John Flader, and the procession followed the Tangara School Captains holding banners, as well as Tangara students who have recently made their First Holy Communion, dressed in their First Communion dresses with baskets filled with rose petals which they drop to mark a path for all to follow. 

Corpus Christi processions have a rich history in the  Church. From the early centuries of Christianity, a custom was developed in which the Blessed Sacrament was carried in a  procession through the town to honour Christ. It is an honour for Tangara to continue this great tradition through the grounds of our School. 

Thank you to all the staff, students and parent volunteers who assisted with this great event.



On Friday 9 June, the Year 12 Biology students set out for the UNSW Museum of Human Disease, a trip designed to complement our understanding of the HSC “Search for Better Health” module. After a car trip, a train and a bus ride we finally arrived at the University of New South Wales, where we grabbed a bite to eat before heading over to the museum for our briefing at 1pm. Our guide was very informative and showed us some specimens found in the museum, explaining reasons for the appearances of many organs, and giving us some things to look out for once we were able to explore the museum ourselves. 

Selfies with skeletons, even following red blood cells down an artery were just some of the amazing features the museum had to offer. Not to mention the many fascinating specimens on display, even an ovary growing hair and teeth, a black miners lung from decades of inhaling soot and a 7cm horn that would have extended from a patient’s elbow! Of course the extent to which these diseases have progressed in these patients’ bodies is very rare today in developed countries like Australia, the oldest specimen being a lung with tuberculosis dating back to 1870. We could appreciate the advances in modern medicine, preventing diseases as bad as these today.
Overall this was a very interesting and insightful excursion, so thank You Miss Sammut for all your time and effort in organising this excursion and ensuring our big day in the city was one to be remembered.


By Annabelle Woodbury, Year 12



We would like to thank the past-parents and grandparents of Tangara School for Girls and Redfield College for their wonderful contributions over our 35-year history. Please join us for a reunion at Redfield on Saturday 17 June. Mass will be celebrated at 11am, followed by lunch and a tour of the school. We look forward to seeing you there.