Congratulations to our Triathletes who competed in the Hills Zone Triathlon on Friday 25 October at Penrith. All students performed well on the day, despite the hot conditions. Thank you to Mrs Troup and parents for supporting the girls on the day. Well done to all girls, however, a special mention goes to the following girls:

Olivia Siau, Angelique Daher and Clare Tanna from Year 5, who came 2nd in the Primary Teams event.

Maya McMullen, Brigid Murphy and Sumika Nishihara from Years 9 and 10, who came 2nd in the Intermediate Teams event.

Madeline Ragell, Ruby Tanna and Jemima Hann from Year 9, who came 3rd in the Intermediate Teams event.

Congratulations also to Maya McMullen, Brigid Murphy and Sumika Nishihara who represented Tangara at CIS Triathlon on Monday 28 October at Penrith. The girls placed 17th overall which is a fantastic achievement, meaning they will now qualify for NSW All Schools Triathlon in 2020. Well done and Good Luck girls!


On Friday 18 October, Tangara joined the global campaign "One Million Children Praying the Rosary" organised by Aid to the Church in Need, praying the Rosary for peace and unity. We were thrilled to join hundreds of thousands of children from all around the world praying to Our Lady in this special month of the Rosary.

On Monday 30 September, 16 students from the Class of 2020 joined Dr Carvalho and old girls Michaela Munasinghe (Class of 2017) and Isabel Patiño (Class of 2012) for the adventure of a lifetime in the annual Philippines Service Project. The excited group gave up their Term 3 holidays, leading up to their final year of school, and traveled to the region of Batangas where they spent 12 days serving the local community.

During our time in the Philippines, we built a science laboratory and painted sections of the Balete Family Farm School, completing a project started by the first Tangara group seven years ago. The group also took part in teaching First Aid to local students and community health workers and visiting the poorest families in the region to deliver care packages.

We also visited a local orphanage, bringing the children a special Jollibee lunch and playing against them in volleyball and basketball! It was such a beautiful moment saying the Rosary with the boys, that despite all the language barriers we had encountered, were united in prayer.

The group also helped at a party for the 50 young boys and girls ‘Cancer Warriors’, who were either recovering from or undergoing cancer treatment. Speaking to the families who underwent such suffering with a smile and having the opportunity to give them gifts and bring some happiness into their day was incredibly rewarding.

Later on in the week, we visited our sister school Woodrose in Manila, meeting up with some girls from Tangara’s previous cultural exchange and joining their morning classes. Following our reunion, both grades were able to bring donations to one of Manila's public Hospital, where the Woodrose girls assisted as translators, allowing us to converse with the patients. It was a deeply moving experience.

I would like to thank each participant: Larissa, Amy W, Amy H, Madisen, Andrea, Teresa, Olivia, Hannah, Marina V, Miriam, Catherine, Armani, Annique, Monica and Elysia. It was such a pleasure to share the experience with you all and I am so glad we can tackle the challenges ahead together.

We would like to thank Dr Carvalho, Isabel and Michaela for accompanying us on the trip and making it truly unforgettable.

Written by Jasmine Aitken (Class of 2020)


Congratulations to our Class of 2019 on their Graduation on Wednesday 25th September. The girls donned the traditional white dresses for the special occasion which was a celebration full of smiles and laughter! Please continue to keep the girls in your prayers as they prepare for the HSC.

On 13th September, Year 2 hosted our annual morning tea with some residents of the Anglican Retirement Village in Castle Hill. They were entertained by the Year 2 students with a song and then the girls mingled and chatted with the residents about the work they do at Tangara. It was a great experience for the students and the visitors had a wonderful morning too!