Community Matters

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The Community Relations team and all the Community Groups would like to take this opportunity to wish all Tintern Grammar 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, with 2022 welcoming back many events after a 2 year hiatus. We look forward to your ongoing support in 2023.

Principal’s Thank You Night

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Principal’s Thank You evening on the 24 November.

It was wonderful to be able to thank so many of the incredible people who have volunteered their time and expertise throughout the year! 

We are lucky to have a rich and diverse group of skilled Volunteers and helpers at Tintern. Our current families who volunteer their time to support our Community Group events, assist across the school with student activities an events, and school governance. And our Alumni, who form TOGA and TGA, and attend the school to share their knowledge and experiences with our current students. We also have past parents, who continue to assist on our Community Groups and Board, even after their own children have graduated, and past staff, who give their time and expertise to Reunions and productions, long after they have retired.

A special thank you to Stephanie Deveson (YG 2008), who made the delicious cookies on the night through her Cafe Willow and Jackson in Healesville, and to Alison Quaggin (YG 1999)  for preparing the thank you hampers, through her providore in Healesville, Kitchen and Butcher.

We would love your feedback about this event and any thoughts you may have for future Thank You Evenings. The survey is relevant if you did, or did not, attend. Please complete our survey here (it should only take a couple of minutes).

We look forward to another exciting year in 2023.

Munch with the Musos

Munch with the Musos returned with a bang this year, after a 2 year pause. With over 360 people in attendance, the student’s presented wonderful and engaging performances.

A special thank you to Friends of Music for supporting the day, providing delicious food and the amazing decorations. We greatly appreciate the time and expertise you all gave to make this such an amazing event.

Thank you also to Bakers Delight, Burwood One, for sponsoring this event.

Interested in taking on the role of Parent Representative?

Wanting to continue as Parent Rep for your 2023 Class or Year Level?

A special thank you to our wonderful team of Parent Representatives from 2022. We greatly appreciated your support of our events and fundraisers throughout 2022 and the opportunities you provided to connect the parents and guardians in your year levels.

If you would like to volunteer to be your Year Level’s Parent Representative in 2023, would like further information, or happy to continue in your current role, contact us by email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au or by phone 03 9845 7877.

Parent Representatives are a liaison between parents/guardians and the school. Informing parents about activities planned either by Tintern, our community groups or within the class or year level, such as fundraisers or social events.

Parent Reps also organise class or year level functions to provide parents with the opportunity of meeting and socialising in a relaxed atmosphere. It would be a great opportunity for class groups to connect, while supporting our local community cafes and restaurants still recovering from the lockdowns.

We greatly appreciate the time and commitment given by our Parent Reps. This role is suitable for Parents or Guardians who are in the workforce or who undertake home responsibilities. It can be shared between many people, or looked after by one person.

Alumni Panel at the Year 12 Conference

On Tuesday 29 November Emily Mignot, President of the TGA facilitated an alumni discussion panel for our Year 11’s heading into Year 12 for 2023.

The alumni were invited to share their experience and knowledge of how they transitioned away from school and into their chosen study or work field.

Following the discussion, the alumni participated in a group activity where the students had one-on-one experience on networking.

We are grateful to our alumni who made themselves available for this valuable learning experience.

Below, from left: Lachlan O’Reilly (Class of 2019), Angus Maynard (Class of 2017), Ashleigh Dowling (Class of 2020), Alexandra Wakeley (Class of 2012), Emily Mignot (Class of 2012)

Footy Tipping Competition – AFLW Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our 2022 ALFW Footy Tipping Competition:

  • Equal 1st: 1st and 2nd price to be shared amongst 1st place winners
    • Ron Shill
    • Princesskhill
  • 3rd Prize
    • Murdoch H

We look forward to running both our AFL and AFLW competition again in 2023!

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