Community Matters

Welcome to Term 3. The Community Relations team hope you all enjoyed a break from the usual routine. Term 3 is already shaping up to be a very busy term for our Community Groups; Presentation Ball classes, Parent Trivia Night, Spring Celebration, Fair Planning, Reunions for our past students and of course Father’s Day stalls for our younger students. If you would like to get involved with any of our community groups please contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office.

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 Performance 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.

Fancy owning a piece of Tintern’s Musical History? 

Old Music banners   FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

With the purchase of new Tintern Grammar Music Banners in 2016 has come the opportunity for members of our community to purchase and own a little piece of memorabilia – decommissioned Tintern and Southwood Music Banners (pictured). There are a limited number of banners (approximately 30 of each) available 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.

FOYF Spring Celebration
Friday 2 September 3pm – 7pm at the farm


Our Friends of Young Farmers invite you to join them for their annual Spring Celebration on Friday 2 September from 3pm to 7pm. Come to the farm and pat the lambs, inspect the vegies and admire the chooks. Enjoy a free sausage sizzle and toast marshmallows on the bonfire, or purchase a drink or cake (all proceeds to FOYF). For catering purposes please RSVP by Wednesday 31 August to Cath Forbes, Secretary Friends of Young Farmers or Park in the bus bay or bush carpark then take a leisurely stroll through our beautiful bushland to the farm. All the details can be downloaded through this link.

Spring Celebration Flyer 2016_05

Year level functions

Your parent representatives have begun organising year level parent functions for Term 3. Please support their efforts when you can.

Year 2 Girls: The parents from the Year 2 Girls class welcomed the family of new student, Emmy Zhou with an impromptu coffee morning at drop off. Thank you to Mrs Campbell who set up for the occasion.


Year 5 Boys: Parents from the Year 5 boys’ class enjoyed dinner at Komuni in Bedford Road East Ringwood during the holidays. It was a great night where they enjoyed delicious food, lively conversation and lots of laughter.

Year 5 boys dinner 2016

Year 6 Girl Parents: Dinner at the Turtle Den Chinese Restaurant has been postponed to Saturday 3 September, 8 Railway Avenue, East Ringwood, 7:30pm – 11pm $41pp Banquet Dinner, BYO Wine. Please RSVP with any dietary requirements to Kirsten Jones We’d love to see you there. The more, the merrier! 

SOBA boys continue with Parma tradition


Our past male graduates will continue their Parma night tradition on Monday 22 August 2016 at the Blackburn hotel. All male past students are invited to attend this night and can register their attendance here. It is a great opportunity to catch up with Southwood friends as well as past and present staff. For all queries please call SOBA president, Ivan Yeung 0407 524 785, email or alternatively contact the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877, email  Look forward to seeing you there!

5 Year Reunion for YG 2011

YR 12 GROUP 2011

Graduates from our YG 2011 will gather at ‘Beer DeLuxe’ in Federation Square for their 5 Year reunion on Saturday 13 August. The event will start at 5pm for drinks and nibbles. Past and present staff are invited to attend. We look forward to hearing about their night and seeing the photos

Entertainment book 2016/2017 Still available!

Entertainment book

Book and Digital Memberships are still available for the 2016 | 2017 Entertainment books. 20% of all sales goes towards our Tintern Parent Group fundraising goal for Tintern Grammar; please remember to forward this link to all your family and friends! Payments can be made online or you can download the order form here , 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 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 11 August 7.30pm, CM Wood Common Room, President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 16 August 7.00pm, CM Wood Common room, President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 2 August 7.30pm, Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 26 July 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Gabby McCallum





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