Student Life

Co-curricular activities

Student life at Tangara includes a range of activities that help girls develop individual strengths and interests.


The extra-curricular program at Tangara Primary provides opportunities for students to be challenged and to grow in confidence in many areas of interest including:

  • Enrichment and Creative Lunch-time Clubs
  • Debating
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Da Vinci Decathlon
  • Social Issues Program
  • Chess
  • Primary Choir
  • Gymnastics
  • Primary String Ensembles

Special school calendar events provide opportunities for students to perform and showcase their learning and talents. These include:

  • Music Festivals
  • School assemblies
  • School musicals
  • Performing arts afternoons
  • Grandparent's Day.

Private tuition is also available in:

  • Singing
  • Piano
  • Tennis
  • Speech
  • Drama


The extra-curricular program at Tangara Secondary provides opportunities for students to be challenged and to grow in confidence in many areas of interest, including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Mock Trial
  • Sports carnivals
  • Team sports
  • Community Service
  • Musical performances: Tangara's Got Talent, Musical Evenings, Choir


This international scheme provides students with a balanced programme of activities focussed on volunteering, physical recreation, developing practical and social skills and adventure expeditions. Tangara students are keen participants, achieving at all levels, including Gold.


Debating is a valuable skill which fosters confidence, logical thinking, organisation and team work. 

Tangara competes in the Independent Schools Debating Association (ISDA) and the Archdale Debating Competitions, as well as several University debating tournaments.

Students also participate in the annual AHIGS Festival of Speech which includes competitions in:

  • Current affairs
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Prepared speeches
  • Prose readings
  • Religious and ethical questions

Tangara Senior students take part in the Mock Trial Competition, conducted by the Law Society of New South Wales. Mock Trial introduces Years 10 and 11 students to the law, judicial system, and court procedures through a student run pretend court case in a true-to-life adversarial setting.


Tangara encourages all students to balance their academic work with exercise and sport.

Competitive sport gives students the experience of bouncing back from failure, managing emotional highs and lows, and the value of team work.

Inter-school sporting activities include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch football
  • Volleyball


Tangara has a strong tradition in the Performing Arts.

Student life is enriched by our:

  • Primary Strings and Choir Program
  • Senior Vocal Ensembles
  • Instrumental Ensembles and Musical Soirees, featuring the best of our musical talent.

The Tangara Musical, held every two years, is always a highlight, showcasing the acting, singing and dancing talents of students from Years 3 to 12.

Private instrumental and vocal lessons are also available at Tangara, as well as music theory and musicianship.


Tangara organises regular camps in Primary and Secondary to unite year groups, promote friendships, leadership, teamwork and service. They include educational experiences and fun activities to challenge and inspire. The Mother-Daughter Camps are a favourite highlight in Year 4 and Year 7.

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