Community Matters

Tintern Spring Garden tour – 6 of Toorak’s finest Gardens Thursday 20 October


Plans are now finalised for the 2016 Spring Garden tour. Please note the date change to Thursday 20 October. This year will be a very special Spring Garden Tour as we join the National Gallery of Victoria’s Tour of 6 of Toorak’s private gardens many of which have never been open to the public before. For only $70 the Spring Garden Tour includes bus transport, hot drink on arrival, entry to each of the gardens, light lunch at The Stables of Como and our regular bus raffles.

As places are limited bookings will be taken on a ‘first in first booked’ basis through trybooking at:

A flyer can be downloaded here through the portal with all the information. Please note the locations of the gardens are not revealed until the day of the tour and some gardens may not be suitable for walking frames.

For any further enquiries please contact Lisa Vecchio 0427 112 253 or email Alternatively you can contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office at Tintern Grammar on 9845 7877 or email

Spring Garden tour Donations for our famous bus raffles

We are seeking ‘Garden’ type donations from our community for our famous ‘Bus Raffles’. If you have contacts in the Garden or nursery industry we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Community Relations office if you can donate goods for our 2016 Spring Garden Tour.

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

Tintern Grammar Fair 22 April 2017

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Stall Coordinators needed for various year levels

Many hands make light work, and we need many hands to make our Fair work! Each year level has been allocated a stall, and each stall is best run by one or two Stall Coordinators.  Can you help? Please review the list here on the portal to see which stalls are associated with your year levels, and get in touch with the Fair Committee if you can help by being the Coordinator for your stall.  Your assistance makes a big difference, so thankyou to our wonderful Stall Coordinators.

Do you live on a main road?


To help with our advertising of the school Fair next April, we are looking for sites where we can put up Billboards advertising the Fair. Please contact the Fair Committee if you live on a main road, and are willing to have a Billboard placed in your front yard for 6 – 8 weeks prior to the Fair. We are fortunate to have a number of Real Estate agents with connections to our school community, who generously print and erect the billboards to promote our day.

Harrison Verschuur (YG 2013)

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Harrison Verschuur from Year Group 2013 is excited to announce and invite the Tintern community to his first solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery (322 Brunswick St Fitzroy) opening on 16 September, 6pm-9pm. The exhibition runs for two weeks and closes at 3pm on Thursday 29 September 2016. His exhibition explores the idolization, corruption and rise and fall of Hollywood stars and is aptly titled “Hollywood Infected my Brain”.

An Enchanted Evening

The ‘Presentation Ball’ lived up to its expectation as a major event on the Year 11 calendar last Saturday night in the Grand Hall at The Centre Ivanhoe. Over 400 guests witnessed the presentation of 59 young men and women to the Federal member for Deakin, Mr Michael Sukkar and our Principal, Mr Bradley Fry. The young ladies and gentlemen who participated can be congratulated on a wonderful evening that showcased tradition, sophistication, elegance and style. A very special thank you to the Ball coordinators who work tirelessly throughout the term and earlier to bring this event to fruition: Mrs Sharyn Frisby, Mrs Kerrie Maywald and Mrs Kylie Spears. Thanks are also extended to the volunteers on the night who assist the smooth running of the evening: Mrs Amanda McKenzie, Mrs Ruby Nagendran, Mrs Roshini Higgins, Mrs Fiona Whitbourn, Miss Caitlin Spears & Emily Maywald. The night was definitely an enchanted evening.

Friends of Equestrian News

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The Friends of Equestrian are pleased to report that Darcee McCallum from Year 8 rode for Tintern Grammar in the 2016 Boneo Park Cup Show jumping last weekend. The Boneo Park cup showcases the future of Australian Show Jumping. Set in the grounds of Boneo Park on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the Boneo Park Cup attracts riders and spectators from across Australia in what is now considered to be the unofficial warm up to the Australian National Jumping Championships. Darcee was placed 6th in the 90cm School Rider section. This is a wonderful achievement for Darcee and we congratulate her on her success.

Tintern and Southwood Music Banners for sale

Old Music banners  FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

This is your last opportunity 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. 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.

Entertainment book 2016/2017

Buy now in time for school holidays!

All hard copies of the Entertainment book have now been returned but there is still time to purchase a digital membership or request free delivery of a hard copy when you book online

Thank you for supporting this fundraising initiative.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 13 October 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 18 October 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Gabby McCallum


Term Dates