Community Matters


The Community Relations team and all the Community Groups would like to take this opportunity to wish all Tintern Schools families a happy and safe Christmas. It has been a pleasure to work with all Community Volunteers; whether you help in the classroom, belong to a community group or contribute to a Community event, your time is genuinely valued. All the Community Groups have experienced a successful year that is truly reflective of our families. We look forward to your ongoing support in 2016.

Please enjoy this slide show of photos of various volunteer activities and events throughout the year.

 2015 Second hand Book Sale

Thank you to everyone who assisted and supported the Second Hand Book Sale; an activity such as this one cannot take place without the valuable assistance of parent volunteers. Special thanks are extended to Joy Ashfield who has again coordinated this volunteer activity. All books or orders not collected can now be collected at the beginning of Term 1 in 2016 unless other arrangements have been made.

Photo Albums for your children’s School photos

2012 Photo Album Order Form - new mitre

There is a limited number of Tintern Schools Photo albums left in both Navy and Burgundy colours, with the Tintern Schools logo on the front.

These albums are great for storing:

–          The official school photos
–          Certificates
–          Naplan results
–          ICAS results
–          Sports and performer ribbons
–          Artwork
–          Programs from concerts, sports days and special assemblies
–          Photos
–          Newsletter clippings
–          Your own scrapbook creations (as the pages are 30cm x 30cm standard scrapbook size)

In fact, if you think of it like a filing cabinet of memories, over the years it builds up into quite a treasure!

Orders can be made through the regular order form on the Tintern Portal (Community Section). Albums cost $70, which includes 10 insert pages

Please download an order form here and return to the Community Relations Office 

FOYF End of year celebrations

FINAL FOYFarm Logo 2013
A lovely informal BBQ was enjoyed by our fabulous FOYF team on Sunday afternoon at the Ashfields home as a final function for the year. We are so fortunate to have a group of like-minded current and past parents, who love both Tintern and our wonderful farm. Thanks for all your efforts over the past year and I’m sure 2016 will bring more prize winning sheep, more learning experiences for our students, and positive improvements in our farm and agricultural curriculum. 

by Joy Ashfield

Parent End of Year lunch

A big thank you is extended to our Southwood Parents Club who provided our parents with a lovely end of year lunch between assemblies.

Year Level Parent Representatives

What are they? What do they do?

Now is the time to consider a role as Year level parent representative for next year.

Year level parent reps are a vital link between the school and parents at each Year level. Every year level or class should have at least one representative who will make themselves known to other parents across the year. The primary responsibility of the parent reps is to co-ordinate parent social activities throughout the year. The Year level parent rep should make every effort to meet all the parents at their Year level and should a new family arrive during the year, the Parent Rep is asked to make contact with the family, invite them to have coffee and meet other members of the year level. The parent and friend groups or the Community Relations Office may call upon the parent Reps to assist with sourcing volunteers for events or activities. We also encourage our parent reps to be available to answer any questions from our new incoming 2016 families. If this sounds like you please call or email Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office.

A huge thank you is extended to all our 2015 Parent reps and if you would like to continue in the role please contact Di Lacey in the Community relations office on 9845 7877 or email

Community Groups Recruiting for 2016

All community groups are now recruiting for 2016, if you are interested to be a part of Fair 2017 or our parent and friends groups please call the Community Relations office for more details.

Friends of Equestrian

equestrian             FOE meeting with Alison Bezaire

The Friends of Equestrian welcomed their new Equestrian coordinator, Mrs Alison Bezaire at her first committee meeting last Wednesday. Mrs Bezaire formally takes on this extra role in 2016 and has already begun to generate further interest in Tintern Equestrian activities. If you would like to find out how to be a part of this dynamic friends group please contact the Community Relations office or email

Mango Fundraiser

Mango            SPC with Mangoes

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Mango fundraiser and to the Southwood Parents Club for coordinating this community activity.

Fruit and Lemon Tart Fundraiser

Bakers delight for real FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Fruit and Lemon tart fundraiser and to the Friends of Music for coordinating this community activity.




2023 Term Dates