Parents for Education

An Overview

PARED (Parents for Education) was established in 1982 as a personal initiative of parents and educators to operate schools and other educational projects which assist parents in their task as the primary educators of their children.

The founders of the PARED Schools have introduced into Australia an individualised system of education implemented in many schools throughout the world. This system of education was developed in Europe in the 1950s when parents were encouraged by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, to exercise greater responsibility in the education of their children. There are now more than a hundred such schools, the fruit of personal initiative, in operation on the five continents. PARED maintains professional contact with many of these schools.

PARED founded Tangara School for Girls in 1982. Since then several other schools and campuses have been established throughout Sydney's metropolitan region: in Cherrybrook, Dural, Orchard Hills and Werrington.

PARED, fulfilling its commitment to help parents be better educators, also organises courses in effective parenting through Family Education Australia.
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