Community Matters

FOE Horse Trials – Registration is open

We are pleased to share that entries are open for the Annual Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials to be held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March at Shirley Heights Equestrian Centre in Gladysdale.

Our Friends of Equestrian (FOE) group do a fantastic job running this very popular event, which is an official qualifying event for the Australian Interschool Horse Trial Championships.

Follow this link to submit your entry: 

Enjoy the gallery below from last year’s event.

TPG Picture Plates are back!

Picture Plates are back for 2023! The perfect Mother’s Day gift, orders are due by Wednesday 22 February, with artwork due Friday 24 February 2023.

Orders can be placed online here: 

Our ELC students will complete their artwork in class, but don’t forget to place an order online to receive your finished plate.
You can also order as many plates as you like from the same artwork!

If your child from Prep onwards would like to create their own Picture Plate, please order online and collect the template from either Junior School Reception or Main Reception. Don’t fold your template, as any marks will appear on your final plate.

Please contact the TPG if you have any questions, by email to, or Community Relations on 9845 7877 or

Parent Representatives 2023

Thank you to the many parents and guardians who have volunteered to act as the Parent Representatives for their Class or Year Level in 2023.

If you would like to volunteer to be your Year Level’s Parent Representative or would like further information, contact us by email or by phone 03 9845 7877

Parent Representative 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 social gatherings, fundraisers or events. We greatly appreciate the time and commitment given by our Parent Reps.Parent Reps also organise class or year level functions to provide parents with the opportunity of meeting and socialising in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a great opportunity for class groups to connect, while supporting our local community cafes and restaurants still recovering from the lockdowns.

Class of 2008 and Class of 2013 Reunion

The weather was perfect this past Saturday for our Class of 2008 and Class of 2013, 15 and 10 Year Reunions. We were excited to welcome our Alumni back onsite, to catch up with their peers from school, some of their teachers and to tour the school.

Though it hasn’t been much time since they were students at Tintern, a lot had changed in that time! They shared memories of their own time at school with our wonderful student tour guides, who ranged from Year 9 to Year 12 students, including our two School Captains!

A special thank you to our Tour Guides, who gave up time on their Saturday to show our guests around Tintern. You were incredible and we appreciated your help!

A thank you also to our current and past staff who also joined as at the Reunion! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and the alumni were grateful to see you all on the day.

Thank you also to Nicholas Shying, Vanessa Gillam and Ally Montgomery (all Class of 2013) who worked as Reunion Ambassadors, organising the bar afterwards and encouraging bookings. We were very grateful for your support.

Friends of Music – Easter Raffle

Keep an eye out for the 2023 Friends of Music Easter Raffle!

Tickets will be available for sale from the Music Office soon, at the School Musical, Chicago, and online.

With a delicious selection of Easter Hampers available to win, more information on how to buy your tickets will be available soon.

Included below are pictures of prizes from previous years!


Friends of Music (FOM) – An invitation to new members

We are ever so grateful for the ongoing support of the parents on our Friends of Music committee.  We welcome new members to join and support the activities of our Tintern musicians. Our first meeting for 2023 is on Tuesday 21 February and we would love any interested parents/friends to take this opportunity to meet us and consider joining our committee.

If you would like more information or would like to join the committee please contact

Presentation Ball Helpers

We are still investigating current interest and format options for the Presentation Ball for 2023. Please contact Community Relations if you have any thoughts or interest to be part of the team.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Join us on Wednesday 8 March at the CM Wood Centre at Tintern for our inaugural International Women’s Day breakfast from 7am for a 7.15am start.

Embrace equity with guest speaker Madeline Townsend from the Class of 2008. Adventurer and dentist, Madeline courageously survived a rare cancer and shares her motivation with others, plus a performance from the Tintern Senior Girls Chamber Choir. Tickets are $25, including a $5 donation to Rare Cancers Australia.

We would love to share this special occasion with our Community and hope you can make it to the breakfast.

Book online here:

Footy Tipping Competition – AFL

The Tintern Grammar community footy tipping competition is back again for 2023!

For those interested in joining the 2023 competitions, details are below:

You will then have to log into your own account or create one. When setting up your account, you might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget!

This competition is free to enter and open to:

  •  Past students (18+) (Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter)
  •  Past Parents / Guardians
  •  Past Siblings
  •  Past Staff
  •  Current Parents / Guardians
  •  Current Staff

Please note that if those who place do not meet the entry requirements, they will be ineligible for the prize money. Prizes will then go to the next placing eligible entry.

Cash Prizes awarded for the winners of the AFL Tipping Competition:

AFL Footy Tipping Prizes:

  • 1st Prize $250
  • 2nd Prize $120
  • 3rd Prize $60
  • 4th Prize $40
  • 5th Prize $20

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Committee Dates 

Community Group Meetings are now back onsite. Please check the information below carefully for details:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 18 March 2023 at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: CM Wood Common Room
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 7pm President: Debra Fryer Location: CM Wood Common Room
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Monday 27 February 2023 at 7pm Online via Zoom: Select Here to Join Password: FOE 

Please select here to view a Tintern map of the meeting venues.



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