Community Matters

 Jazz Night Friends of Music

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Congratulations to our Friends of Music group who contributed to yet another sensational Jazz Night. More than 300 people from our Tintern community came out to enjoy some toe tapping vintage jazz and enjoy some wonderful music by our very talented students and the New Melbourne Jazz Band.

Friends of Music would like to thank everyone in the school community – students, parents, families, friends and staff – who came along and supported another happy and successful Jazz Night. The atmosphere was fabulous and everyone had a great time. The performances were amazing. All funds raised will be used to continue our support of the fantastic and hardworking music department and the work they do with our students. Thanks to everyone who attended. 

Friends of Music would also like to thank the individuals and businesses who supported our Silent Auction at Jazz Night. The products and services they donated helped raise funds which contributed to the success of Jazz Night. Please support the following businesses in thanks for their support of Friends of Music Jazz Night:

  • Altair Restaurant, 152 Yarra Street, Warrandyte, Ph: 9844-5548
  • Beauty@Home, 10 Brook Place, Ringwood North, Ph: 9876-3432 or 0425-267-895
  • Andrea’s A.C.E. Driving Academy, 9879-9691 or 0409-424-436
  • Xtreme Lashes, 1-877-BIG-LASH (244-5274) or
  • Punt Road Winery, 10 St Huberts Road, Coldstream 9739-0666
  • Encore Restaurant, Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne, 131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 9656-4000
  • Home Personal Assistants, Ph: 0412-237-550 or
  • Louise Schultze Artistry, Ph: 0414-817-136
  • Body Shop

140 Year Celebrations in 2017 – we need your help


We are assembling a working group for thoughts and ideas on how we can celebrate the School’s 140 years in 2017 and we would be delighted to hear from our parents. If you feel you have the skills and the inclination to be involved we would love to have you on board. Please contact Di Lacey in the Community relations office on 9845 7877 or email for more information or to register your interest.

Year Level Functions

Year 7 Girls: Some of the Year 7 Mothers and Daughters celebrated Mother’s Day a little early with a lovely afternoon tea at Warran Glen Cafe.  It was a great opportunity for some of the newer and older Tintern families to meet one another and for the girls to mingle outside of school.  

Following this event, the whole Year 7 parent cohort were given an opportunity to come together for a morning tea at Chapter Too café in Heathmont. A great turnout provided an opportunity for parents to meet others and compare notes so far. Thank you to Kesta Fleming for organising this opportunity. Kesta is looking for other volunteers to assist her with other Year 7 parent and student social opportunities. If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact her on or 0409 826 734 or email the community relations office at

Thank you to all our parent representatives who have organised  wonderful events so far. Please continue to support their efforts when you can.

Parent representatives also help to keep parents informed of class/school gatherings (i.e. Community Relations and/or your class teacher may contact you asking you to help promote an event).  Parent Representatives will be notified of upcoming school events through the Community Relations Office and are also encouraged to periodically check in with your the classroom teacher to see if there are any upcoming classroom events to promote or assist with. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please contact our Parent Rep Co-ordinator, Jessica Adam on 0423 223 296 or

Entertainment book 2016/2017

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The NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers.  From every Membership we sell, 20% of the proceeds go towards our parent groups fundraising goal for Tintern Grammar – so please forward this email to all your family and friends!

If you prefer not to pay online you can download the order form here from the Portal and return to the Community Relations office and collect your book.  For more information please refer to the community news on the Tintern portal or contact the Community Relations Office. You can click here to have a look at what is inside. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Friends of Young Farmers Dinner Friday 3 June

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The Friends of Young Farmers have a restaurant booking on Friday 3 June at 7.00pm at Emperor Court Chinese Restaurant, 370 Mitcham Road Mitcham. This is a social evening for both parents and children to attend. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of Young Farmers or the Tintern farm in general, please feel free to come and join us. Last year was a fun night, with many families attending, and this year is sure to be a repeat! The cost is approximately $40 per head for a set 7 course banquet including dessert and coffee, or alternatively you may order from the menu. A small corkage charge applies for BYO. Please RSVP by Wednesday 1 June to Cathy Forbes or Di Lacey at school on 9845 7877 The more the merrier!

Introducing Tintern’s new Parents Group

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On Thursday 19 May The Tintern Association and the Southwood Parents Club voted to dissolve the current parent groups and form a unified parent group representing parents and friends across the whole of Tintern Grammar.

The Tintern Association together with the Southwood Parents club have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to our school but more importantly it has built on Tintern’s resounding community spirit that will take the new combined parents group well into the future. No dollar value can be placed on the worth of community spirit and unity. Thank you to all the parents and friends who willingly give their time, energy and effort into different activities around Tintern Grammar to enhance and enrich the experience for our current and future students. The school and parent committees would like to thank and acknowledge the altruistic contribution from Rev. John Capper, Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Tintern Family Association Board. John has assisted and guided the two groups and the school to achieve this outcome specialising in ensuring all governance and legal requirements have been adhered to.

A special thank you is extended to our retiring committee members who have decided not to continue on the new committee.

Amanda McKenzie – has been part of the Tintern community since 2005 when her eldest daughter, Annabelle commenced in Pre-Prep. Amanda has been on the TTA committee for the past eleven years and has been president for nearly nine of those years. Amanda is well known for her positiveness and calm leadership abilities which has led many events and activities to successful fruition. Amanda still hopes to be available to help out around the school and we are hoping she will continue to be an integral part of the FAIR committee.

Kylie Spears – started life at Tintern in 2006 when her eldest daughter, Caitlin began Year 7. Kylie continued to be a valued member of TTA even after her youngest daughter, Aimee finished Year 12 in 2013. Kylie is a key member of our Presentation Ball and Fair committee, which she will continue to be a part of. Kylie is well known for her infectious laugh and her professional and thorough working style which gets things done.

Melissa Millett – joined our community when her son, Jacob started in Pre-Prep in 2011. In May 2012 Melissa joined the Southwood Parents club as secretary and has been a committed active member for the last 4 years. Melissa can be commended for her attention to detail and we hope Melissa will continue to be a part of the events and activities the new parent group will continue to offer.

Toni Cazaz – joined the Tintern Association in 2012 and has been an active member supporting all of the group’s activities and events. Toni is well known for her enthusiastic character who has always been willing to assist with any task given to her. We hope to continue to see Toni at our community events and thank her for her contributions.

Cathy Davidson – who is also a past student, started her son in Year 7 at Southwood in 2013. Cathy has been a part of both parent groups as a parent and friend since 2013. It has been a wonderful asset to receive Cathy’s insight as a parent and a past student and we thank her for her commitment to both groups over this period of time.

Thank you to the outgoing committees and congratulations to the new incoming committee who head up this new chapter in Tintern’s history.

Tintern Parents Group (TPG)

President: Loraine Allender
Vice presidents: Jessica Adam & Kate Jones
Secretary: Clare Jensen
Assistant secretary: Roshini Higgins
Treasurer: Ruby Nagendran
Committee members: Lisa Robson, Katy Brumley, Michael Love, Leeza Crowe, Lee Elliott-Bruce & Haidee Wallace

If you would like to find out more about this dynamic team of volunteers and how you can contribute please contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations office on 9845 7877 or email

Photo Albums; new and old for your children’s school photos

You will now have received your SchoolPix photos so why not buy a photo album large enough to hold them and other certificates and results your child collects during their years at school? The parents group have a limited number of navy and maroon old style photo plbums to offer at a reduced price of $60. These albums feature the old school name (Tintern Schools) printed in gold on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent 30cm x 30cm sheet inserts albums. The parents group are currently upgrading the album design to reflect the new Tintern Grammar name and logo and these will be available later in Term 2 to purchase.  Download an order form here and forward to the Community Relations Office for processing.

Tintern Grammar Fair 2017


Do you have any new ideas that could make our next Fair an even bigger success than before? Are you interested in being a part of the dynamic team of individuals who plan the Fair and create the fun for our community? If you are keen to be involved in any way, please contact our the community relations office on 9845 7877 or email

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 26 May 7.30pm CM Wood Common room. President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 7 June 7.00pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next meeting AGM; Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm CM Wood Common room. President: Kevin Jones




2023 Term Dates