The sun was shining for the Infants Sports Carnival on Friday 7 September.

The children had a wonderful day, ably assisted by our Year 9 students. It was great to see so many parents there, cheering along.

The cake stall, coffee cart and sausage sizzle were also popular attractions! Thanks to our generous parents, we raised more than $2,000 which will go towards improvements to the Infants playground. Thank you!

We are delighted to announce the Captains for 2019.

Our Captains play a very important role in encouraging, enthusing, and building the participation of all students in the life of our School, whether that is in sport, the creative and performing arts, public speaking or community service.

This year we have seen the need for a student leader whose special role is to support and inspire the life of faith which is at the heart of our School. Therefore we have created a Captain’s position which, while familiar to many other schools, is new to Tangara: the Liturgy Captain. Her role will be to witness to the Tangara values of faith, hope and charity in daily life; to assist in the organisation of liturgies such as School Masses, First Friday Vigils and the Eucharistic Procession; and build students’ love for and participation in these liturgies.

The 2019 Captains are:

School Captain - Chantal Kos

Vice Captain - Katie Lang

Sport - Jenina Lui

Creative and Performing Arts - Gabrielle Landers

Public Speaking - Christina Baterna

Community Service - Matilda Wiggins

Liturgy - Stephanie Chee

Siena Captain - Jessica Vala

Siena Vice Captain - Tatiana Avinante

Atlantis Captain - Francesca Sugiaman

Atlantis Vice Captain - Catherine Murphy

La Mancha Captain - Angela Lee

La Mancha Vice Captain - Teresa Cullen

Tintagel Captain - Christine Abrams

Tintagel Vice Captain - Larissa Rajakariar

Congratulations to all these girls. They will be formally welcomed to their new roles at our leadership induction ceremony at the end of this term, when our current Year 12 leaders will hand over the baton. The new Captain, Vice Captain and their team will take up their leadership duties from the beginning of Term 4.


Some of our Years 9 and 10 students have been participating in a wonderful program at Arcare Glenhaven this Term. They have been visiting the residents once a week and working one on one with them recording their memoirs. At the culmination of 10 weeks these memoirs will be produced into a book and presented to the residents and their families. The girls are learning so much along the way.

Yesterday, Channel 7 Sunrise visited Arcare and did a story about this program and our girls were filmed and interviewed. It will be aired on Saturday 7 September between 8.30-9am.

Watch the video here:


Tangara's annual Soiree for 2018 was a wonderful success! The Music and Visual Arts Departments are extremely proud all the students that participated in this event.

The students showcased not only their talent but their unity, hard work and kindness in assisting with the organisation for the event. The Art works that were created by year 11 and year 12 students communicated interesting and thought provoking concepts that were complimented by an extensive and intriguing material practice.

The Music was absolutely spectacular with a compilation of Jazz, contemporary and classical music. See you all next year.

With thanks to Tanya John (Head of Visual Arts), Mrs Cecilia Herrera (Head of Performing Arts ), Mrs Piaf Kroger (Visual Arts Senior Teacher), Mrs Gina Engesser,(Visual Arts Teacher) and Miss Lauren Stephenson (Senior Music Teacher)



As part of their study on Radioactivity, Year 10 visited the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights. ANSTO is a leader in chemical, materials and environmental research, which produces many of Australia’s medical radiopharmaceuticals.

During the excursion students took part in several hands-on activities in the Discovery Centre theatrette. There was also a tour of ANSTO’s research facilities, including the OPAL research reactor, the Neutron Guide Hall, and the ANTARES and STAR linear particle accelerators.