Student Life

Co-curricular activities

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

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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

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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

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world to become #WORLDREADY.

It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people. And it's not limited by the boundaries of one program or place. There are 1.3 million young people currently completing their own unique program, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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