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 introduced into Australia apersonalised system of education which is also implemented in many schools throughout the world. This system of education was developed in Europe in the 1950s when parents were encouraged by Saint Josemaria 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, Wahroonga, Belfield, Orchard Hills and Werrington.
Redfield College
855 Old Northern Road, Dural; 9651-4066
(Boys - Year 2 to Year 12)   
Tangara Infants
77 Franklin Road, Cherrybrook; 9680-4331
(Boys and Girls - Kindergarten and Year 1)
Tangara School for Girls
89-97 Franklin Road, Cherrybrook; 9680-4844         
(Girls - Year 2 to Year 12)
Retaval Wahroonga
100 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga; 9487-1298
(Boys and Girls – Kindergarten and Year 1)

Wollemi College
4 Gipps Street, Werrington; 9833-0499
(Boys Year 7 to Year 12)

Retaval Belfield
3 Elliott Street, Belfield; 9758-7444
(Boys and Girls - Reception, Kindergarten and Year 1)
Montgrove College
140 Bringelly Road, Orchard Hills; 4736-5977
(Girls Year 3 to Year 12)
Montgrove Infants
140 Bringelly Road, Orchard Hills; 4736-5977
(Boys and Girls - Kindergarten to Year 2)