By Magdalena Fernandez, Year 11
 On Friday 30 June, my dad and I were fortunate enough to attend a talk on the issue of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, given by Professor William Toffler at the Notre Dame campus. It was a cold but a very enjoyable evening.
The professor discussed the fact that euthanasia is discompassionate and dangerous care. Virtuous medicine is ‘caring not killing’ and it is essential that physicians, along with giving the patient the care they need, must give the patient hope. When it comes to euthanasia, the suffering patient is not taken into account as it is the physician’s choice to give the patient a medication which results in a coma.
Dr Toffler also outlined the history of euthanasia, where it happens today, numerous problems with euthanasia and the reasons why people choose euthanasia. However, he also talked about life-giving alternatives which include not participating in regulating it and going to a doctor, whose office is in a physician assisted suicide free zone. 
Overall, it was an amazing night and I would like to thank Dr Carvalho for giving me and my dad the opportunity to attend such a informative talk. It was a great start to the holidays.


Our Kindergarten classes were fortunate to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park on Friday last week as part of the Science Curriculum. The students were treated to a personalised lesson at the park, during which they were able to look at and touch some native Australian animals. The students loved the experience!

A big thank you to Mrs Bourke, Mrs McAuliffe, Miss Harb, Miss Isabel, Mrs Banez and Mrs Lethbridge for accompanying Kindergarten on what was a very fun-filled and busy day.

It was wonderful to see so many of our staff, families and friends at Saturday's Family Bush Dance, celebrating 35 years of our School!

With over 600 people in attendance, the event was a great success. Thank you to the excellent team who organised and ran the evening.

You are invited to Tangara's showcase of HSC Music and Art on 18 August.

This event is a special opportunity to recognise all the hard work that has been put in by our Senior students and their teachers throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there!


Welcome everyone to what promises to be a very eventful Term 3. A special welcome to the classes who have moved to the Cherrybrook campus from Retaval Wahroonga. The Kindergarten, Year 1 and Reception classes have now settled in at their new home after leaving behind many happy memories from 35 years at Wahroonga, Tangara’s ‘birth place’. We also welcome all our new students and families.

Here are some big events coming up Term 3:

  • Wednesday 19 July - Year 10 Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Saturday 22 July - Tangara Family Bush Dance
  • Monday 24 July - Year 7 Year 10 Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Monday 31 July - HSC Trials start
  • Monday 31 July - Year 8 Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Wednesday 2 August - Open Day
  • Friday 4 August - Key Parent Function
  • Wednesday 9 August - Year 9 Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Friday 18 August - Soiree: Showcase of HSC Music and Art
  • Friday 25 August - Grandparents Day
  • Thursday 31 August - International Youth Day Celebrations
  • Friday 1 September - Father's Day Breakfast
  • Wednesday 20 September - Year 12 Graduation Mass






In 1982, Tangara School for Girls officially opened in Fox Valley Road in Wahroonga with 17 students and three members of staff. To celebrate 35 years of our School, past and present students, families and staff members are invited to the Tangara Family Bush Dance as we mark this milestone.

The Tangara Family Bush Dance will be held this Saturday 22 July from 6pm-10:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall. Adults tickets are $10, children are $5.
You can purchase tickets here: