Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney

Identity area

Identifier

daa/584

Authorized form of name

Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Tara School

Type

  • Educational

Contact area

 

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Type

Address

Street address

Masons Drive, North Parramatta

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2151

Telephone

02 8838 2604

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Established in 1897, Tara Anglican School for Girls has over 120 years experience in educating young people in the Parramatta and Hills region of Sydney. Tara provides for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 girls, and offers short-term and full-time boarding to girls from Years 5 to 12.

Tara was founded by Mary Elizabeth Waugh in 1897 in Parramatta. She conducted classes for boys and girls. Following Miss Waugh’s death in 1946, the School was moved to All Saint’s Church Hall. In 1947, Tara came under the governance of the Council for the Promotion of Sydney Church of England Diocesan Schools.

In the early 1950s, first secondary classes were offered. A decision made in March 1955 saw the cessation of enrolment for boys.

In 1956, Tara became an independent Church of England School. On 15 October 1956, an ordinance creating a separate internal council for Tara was passed by the Standing Committee of Synod of the Diocese of Sydney.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Tara Church of England Girls School Ordinance 1956 Amended Ordinance 1977 .

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: School Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Tara Anglican School for Girls Archives Policy 2017.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Tara School Council Minutes of meetings
  • Annual reports
  • Publications - Tara News, Tara Circle, Checks and Stripes, Tara Magazine/Yearbook

Finding aids, guides and publications

Finding aids can be consulted onsite only.

Access area

Opening times

Open Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Archivist can be contacted for all enquiries. By appointment only. At the discretion of the Archivist, and if required with consultation of the Principal. Completion of Application to Access Form.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopying available, charges apply.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered 20 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Sydney, New South Wales 2151