Community Matters

Tintern Grammar Fair – your chance to get involved


The Fair Committee is in progress making fun plans for a great community day next year, as part of our school’s 140 years celebrations. Our students have done a great job submitting logo designs which will be used on our letterheads and Fair communications over the next 6 months. See below for details of our lucky winner and to admire the many and varied designs our students created. We are so proud of their creativity, and thank them all for the clever contributions!

Now is the opportunity for our parents and guardians to get involved too!

Here are just a few ways you can help right now:

  • Offering donations of goods or services
  • Joining the Fair Committee as the Stage & Entertainment Coordinator
  • Become a Stall Coordinator for your year level (see below)
  • Sponsoring a specific stall
  • Do you live on a main road? Could we please place a Fair Advertising Board in your front yard in the weeks leading up to the Fair next year?

If you can assist with any of these items, or even just to share your ideas, get in contact with the committee at or call our Fair Convenor, Amanda McKenzie on 0419 313 279.

Stall allocations to year levels:


2017 Stall




Show Bags & Lucky Dips

Year 1

Craft Activities & Face Painting

Year 2

Pre-Loved Toys & Sport Gear

Year 3

Baked Potatoes

Year 4

Fairy Floss & Popcorn

Year 5

Chicken Skewers

Year 5

Hot Roast Rolls

Year 6

Secondhand Clothes

Year 6

Games , Chocolate Toss

Year 7

Drinks & Snow Cones

Year 7

Rides Booth

Year 8

Cakes / Slices / Cookies/ Jams

Year 8

Hot Chips

Year 9


Year 9


Year 10


Year 10

Corn on the Cob & Hot Dogs

Year 11

Sausage / Hamburger Sizzle

Year 11

Secondhand Books

Year 12

Bike & Blend Juice Bar

Year 12

Devonshire Teas

Junior School Teachers

Lucky Jars & Lollies

Friends of Music

Silent Auction

Secondary Teachers


Young Farmers

Animal Display

Student Leadership

Glow Sticks


Quilt Display

Past Students

Dunk the Teacher


Live Auction

Hospitality Students

Devonshire Teas

Fair Logo Competition

The Tintern Fair Committee are excited to announce the winner of our Fair Logo Competition is Holly White of Year 3, with the following design:


Thank you so much to all our other contributors who created such bright and colourful artwork for us to choose from:


Contributors were:

  • Alex Khmelevskiy
  • Georgia Norton
  • Mellyn Sun
  • Mia Jones
  • Natasha Gillam
  • Nicolani Susanto
  • Oliver Huang
  • Reese Stephens
  • Sienna Dass
  • Victoria McKenzie
  • Yasmin Lobo

Anna Church and Viewbank Icon crowned Triequithon Champions

Anna Church and Viewbank Icon

Anna Church (YG 2014) with her mount, Viewbank Icon have won the 2016 Racing Victoria Triequithon. This is the third annual Racing Victoria Off the Track Triequithon which was held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 27 August. This unique event invites retired thoroughbred racehorses to compete in the Olympic discipline of Eventing between main races on the day. Ridden to perfection by Anna Church, Viewbank Icon led from start-to-finish with strong performances in the dressage, cross country and show jumping phases. Anna has participated in equestrian activities for most of her life and is currently in her 2nd year at Monash studying Medicine.

Tintern Footy Tipping competition winners

Tintern Footy Tipping:

The home and away season has come to a close and so has our footy tipping competition. Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition and congratulations to our prize winners.

1st Place
Jack Watts (alias Brad Fry) has won the competition and has kindly donated his $250 winnings to the School.

2nd Place          
Julia Bacon (Justin and Nicola’s Mum)
Julianne Mann (Holly’s mum)
Natalie Martin (ELC Assistant)
Ching Huang (Sarah and Oliver’s Dad)

3rd Place 
Christopher Wiseman (Sienna’s Dad)

4th Place
Mark Lawson (Alana’s Dad)
Carl Paul (Aleish’s Dad)

5th Place
Geoff Connor
James Pang (Adrian, Casper & Josie’s Dad)
Cameron Moir (Lachlan’s Dad)

The Prize Money for 2nd – 5th place is split equally between our 10 winners. Further congratulations to Andrew Basil Jones, current Year 12 student for his efforts in Footy Tipping in 2016. Unfortunately, as Andrew is a student and students are ineligible we hope that Andrew joins the competition again next year.

Father’s Day stall

A big thank you is extended to all volunteers who helped with the Father’s Day stall for both junior Schools. Special thanks to Lisa Robson and Haidee Wallace for their professional organising and planning of this special activity. All children were given the opportunity to purchase gifts for their Fathers and other special men in their lives. It is wonderful to see the girls and boys choose their special gifts with such love and care. The School Community is appreciative to the many volunteers who provide this opportunity on the stall or with the preparations.

Tintern and Southwood Music Banners for sale

Old Music banners  FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

You still have time to secure an old Tintern and Southwood Music Banners at a cost of $50 each. All funds raised will go to the Tintern Grammar Friends of Music who, in turn, support the ongoing work of the Music Departments across the school. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are called for the purchase of these items. EOI close on 16 September. Should EOI outnumber the banners available, a ballot draw of successful bidders will be held at the Friends of Music Meeting on 11 October and successful bidders will be contacted and published in ‘Aspectus’ and on the School portal. To lodge your EOI, please email the Community Relations Office, giving your name and contact details, and nominating which banner you would like to purchase (Tintern or Southwood). All Expressions of Interest inquiries to 9845 7877.

Friends of Young Farmers Spring Celebration 2016

Our fourth Spring Celebration was another wonderful occasion at the Tintern Grammar Farm with a fine day without rain and the promise of all that Spring brings us in the air. With three sets of twin lambs born just before the Celebration began, and many more adorable bundles of wool romping through the fields, the hundreds of visitors delighted in being able to see and cuddle our beautiful sheep, both big and small!

Our Young Farmers were out in abundance and did a fabulous job guiding our visitors and chatting to them. Maya and Daisy, our Farm Captains, gave a terrific speech and summed up what they, and the other Young Farmer students, love about the Young Farmer program – the animals, the fresh outdoor life, but most of all the camaraderie of belonging to a “family” at the farm. Great job girls!   The mentoring that occurs across all age groups and year levels is a delight to behold in this program and one that is hardly seen to the same degree in this day and age. Students, both current and past, engage together for the benefit of the farm program sharing knowledge and plenty of laughter. It is wonderful to see! Throughout the afternoon the students carried lambs into our little petting area for children to be able to get up very close to, as well as bringing out our very unusual breeds of chickens for a cuddle too. Our huge rams were led on halters and behaved impeccably throughout the crowds. Ewes with baby lambs at foot nuzzled the visitors hoping for a pat or maybe they were just showing off their gorgeous babies! The visitors loved it!

The barbeque sizzling with sausages, the wonderful array of homemade cakes to be sampled and the marshmallows toasting on gum tree branches in the bonfire were all enjoyed by the crowds of families who attended. Great job Friends of Young Farmers helpers who cooked and served the 600 sausages, the drinks and the cakes.

The general consensus was how lucky we are to have this wonderful space within our school grounds, how mature, friendly and polite our students are, and how welcoming we are to our visitors. We couldn’t be happier with that response! It is gratifying to hear people noticing the values we have at Tintern Grammar by seeing them in our students. Academically we are a great school, but we offer something more, with polite, helpful, confident young people who are genuinely happy to assist others. In this day and age, what parent wouldn’t want their child to have these traits?

The Spring Celebration highlights the benefits of healthy living, the wonder of the birth of new life and the peace that can be found in the outdoors. We so enjoyed showing you all our beautiful farm and we encourage you to come to the Royal Melbourne Show this month to see our students and animals in action ! If you would like to join our group, please contact us – we would love to have you!

by Joy Ashfield, President
Friends of Young Farmers

Tintern Grammar Towels


Tintern Parent Group is proud to offer you personalised swimming towels from Sheridan. These high quality, quick dry towels will launder well and last for years.

Each towel comes embroidered with the school logo and school name.

Add your child’s full name or family name at no extra cost.

Bath Towel (69 x 140cm) – $65  Bath Sheet (91 x 167cm) –  $70

Orders must be placed via Trybooking before Monday 3 October 2016 for delivery mid Term 4.

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For more information, please contact Roshini Higgins at or the Community Relations office at

Entertainment book 2016/2017

Entertainment book

There is still time to purchase the 2016/2017 Entertainment book. Digital memberships are available all year round but there are only 6 hard copy books available from the Tintern Parent Group. Payments can be made online or you can download the order form here For more information please refer to the community news on the Tintern portal or contact the Community Relations Office or you can click here to have a look at what is inside. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 8 September 7.30pm CM Wood Common Room President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 11 October 7.00pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 4 October 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 13 September 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Gabby McCallum


2022 Term Dates