At Tangara, teachers, mentors, parents and staff share a commitment to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit and heart. Tangara’s system of personalised education means that character development is integrated into everything we do. There are several specific ways that each student is helped to be the best person he or she can be:

Personal Mentoring

At the core of Tangara’s educational philosophy is the conviction that parents are their child’s first and most important educators. Therefore a close and constant link between the school and the parents is essential. This link is the child’s personal mentor.

A member of staff, the mentor, meets with the child once a fortnight to follow progress in his or her studies, as well as character, moral and social development. The meetings are informal conversations that help each student grow in self-knowledge, set personal and academic goals, and bring out his or her full potential.

The mentor and parents meet once a term to contribute their own insights about the student’s progress. It is very important that the parents work as a united team and both attend this meeting. Parents and the mentor prepare for the meeting by noting issues for discussion, identifying areas of growth for the child. Personal Mentoring ensures that school and home work as one.