Community Matters

Parent Trivia Night – Saturday 30 July

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The new Tintern Parent Group invite all members of the Tintern Grammar Community to join  us for our annual TRIVIA NIGHT.

To be held in the CM Wood Centre on Saturday 30 July 2016 @ 7.00pm.

At only $12 a head, this always entertaining night is a wonderful way to join together with other members of our school while having many laughs.

You can click here to find out more or to book a table.

We would love to share this wonderful evening with you.

2016 Garden Tour save the date Friday 21 October 2016


The 2016 Spring Garden tour will once again be running on Friday 21 October – mark this date in your calendars now. Please contact the Community Relations office if you have any venue ideas or would like to assist our volunteer coordinator, Lisa Vecchio.

140 Year Celebrations in 2017 – we need your help


We are currently assembling a working group for thoughts and ideas on how we can celebrate the School’s 140 years in 2017 and we would love to hear from our parents. If you feel you have the skills, inclination to be involved and you would be available during the day 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.

Tintern Grammar Fair 2017


Tintern Fair Planning – Your chance to get involved

The Tintern Fair Committee are starting their preparations for next year and seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed individuals.

We are a volunteer committee who work together to create a fantastic and fun day for our community, and to raise funds for some bonus projects for our school.

We would love to hear from you if you can help with:

  • Event Management experience
  • Working as part of a team
  • A committee role such as Secretary, Stage Manager or other related positions. Please contact or Amanda McKenzie (Fair Convenor) on 0419313279 to offer your support
  • Our aim is to match volunteers with roles suited to their interests and skill sets.

Year level functions

Your class parent representatives have been busy organising year level parent functions. Please support their efforts when you can.

Year 2 Girls: several opportunities have been suggested to catch up over the holidays – please contact your parent reps, Viviana ( or Lisa ( for more details.

Year 6 Girls: Friday 16th July, 2016 Turtle Den Chinese Restaurant, 38 Railway Avenue, East Ringwood, 7:30pm – 11pm $41pp Banquet Dinner, BYO Wine. Please RSVP with any dietary requirements by Monday July 11 to Kirsten Jones   We’d love to see you there. The more, the merrier! 

Friends of Equestrian new committee


The Friends of Equestrian welcomed their new committee at their AGM on Tuesday 14 June. Congratulations to Gabby McCallum who takes on the president role, Viv Jones who is continuing as secretary, Nat Morton who continues as Treasurer. Sandy Garland, Andrew Garland, Di Harvey and Lauren Kilroy will continue as committee members and they welcome Veronica Vandenbroeck and Phil and Sarah Thompson to the team. A big thank you is extended to Kevin Jones who steps down as president but will remain on the committee as Vice President. Kevin has been on the FOE committee since 2006 and President for the last 3 years. The committee are grateful that Kevin has decided to stay on the committee as he brings a wealth of knowledge to the group and will continue to share his expertise. Congratulations to the new team.

FOYF Emperor Court Dinner

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We had a great turnout out to our annual Chinese dinner at the Emperor Court Chinese Restaurant in Mitcham with almost 30 people attending. We were thrilled to be joined by our principal Brad Fry and his lovely wife Dr. Rosie Anderson, as well as welcoming some new families who have only just joined the school this year. The restaurant is a very friendly place, and we all felt like we were on the “Love Boat” with the musical maestro Derrick, who entertained us with his keyboard and singing, taking us back to the 70’s!  We had a full table of students, who were also joined by past farm captains Elise Ashfield (Year 2013) and Stephie McDonald (Year 2015). Many thanks to all who attended.  This dinner is by no means a fundraiser, but a friend raiser, encouraging social interaction between both the parents and also the students.  We hope to see you all at our next meeting (Tuesday 12 July at Kennedy Cottage at school) or alternatively at the Bendigo Sheep Show which is held over the weekend of 15th -17th July 2016.  If you would like to attend the show and stay overnight, please book your accommodation ASAP as this show is huge and accommodation is booked from year to year and is very hard to come by.  The students would love to see you there!

Joy Ashfield, President

Year Group 1991, 1986 & 1981

Past students from year groups 1991, 1986 and 1981 enjoyed a wonderful day back at school reconnecting with their school mates, some of which they had not seen for the past 35 years. Even the wet weather couldn’t damper their spirits as they toured the school with some of our current students and marvelled at the new facilities many commenting that although some buildings had changed the Tintern philosophy had remained the same. The reunion finished up in the Visual Art centre where they enjoyed a hot lunch and laughed at some old school photos provided by our volunteer archive committee. The group were joined by some past staff including Gerard Stephenson, Lyn Bartold, Alice Claque and Rae Jones-Evans. Many of the ladies continued celebrating afterwards at various dinner locations around Melbourne. A great day was had by all.

FOYF Spring Celebration

Save the date Friday 2 September 3pm – 7pm at the farm.


Entertainment book 2016/2017 – just in time for School Holidays!

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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. There are hundreds of ideas for the upcoming school holidays including discounts on bowling, cinemas, food, sporting matches and many, many more. You can click here to have a look at what is inside. 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. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 14 July 7.30pm CM Wood Common Room President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 20 July 7.00pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 12 July 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – please contact the Community Relations office at for next meeting details. President: Gabby McCallum


2023 Term Dates