Avenue of Excellence Update

It’s less than four weeks to go until we are honouring our ten inaugural inductees to the Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence! Tables are filling up fast for the Celebration Dinner. Have you organised your tickets? The ticket portal will close next Friday 25 August. Purchase your tickets via TryBooking.

Celebration Dinner Update

We are delighted to announce that we have another past student musical performer Kathleen Yardley (YG 2008) who will be playing the violin throughout the evening. 

In her professional life, Kathleen wears many hats. She is a professional musician, as well as a violin and viola teacher at Shelford Girls’ Grammar. She has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Strings of Melbourne. Kathleen is also a provisional psychologist and is currently studying a Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Australian Catholic University.

During her time at Tintern, Kathleen was very involved in the music program and was the Instrumental Music Captain in Year 12. Kathleen will be joined at the Celebration Dinner by Rhianwen Bramble, a professional violinist and violist who is currently the Head of Junior Strings at Presbyterian Ladies College. Kathleen and Rhianwen met in the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2011 and have been playing together in various forms since then. 

Avenue of Excellence Work In Progress Update

The physical Avenue of Excellence is starting to take shape with the concrete foundations poured this week.

Next time you are passing the Main Reception building be sure to stop and check the progress as the Avenue comes to life.

A special visit from Professor Emerita Helen Quinn

Professor Emerita Helen Quinn AO (Arnold) (YG 1959) is an acclaimed and decorated Theoretical Particle Physicist. We were delighted to welcome Helen, along with her husband and granddaughters, who visited Tintern Grammar last week while on holidays from the USA.

Helen spoke to the Girls’ Middle School about her career in Physics and more recently in education reform. She then enjoyed morning tea with Mr Fry and Head of Science Lanna Derry, as well as two Year 12 students, Brittany Read and Ada Chen, who are both considering pursuing careers in Science. Helen also paid a surprise visit to a Physics class, chatting with the students and answering their questions. She finished her visit with a campus tour and reminisced about her time at Tintern.

Meet the Inductees!

To learn more about the amazing achievements and significant contributions of our alumni inductees… Follow the journey!



Our Policies

Get In Touch

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.