Community Matters

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 (http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/news/item/2931) 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?

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Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their home to advertise our 2017 Fair. We are looking for further sites to widen our reach. 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, please contact the Fair committee Fair@tintern.vic.edu.au 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.

Volunteer thank you evening – Save the date Thursday 3 November 7pm – 8.30pm

The school recognises that volunteers are an integral part of our Community and the whole school values your involvement and participation. Mr Bradley Fry warmly invites all our volunteers to join him for drinks and nibbles in the CM Wood Common room on Thursday 3 November from 7pm to 8.30pm. Invitations will be emailed shortly.

Year Groups 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956 & the Hawthorn Years ‘Return to Tintern’

Our CM Wood common room came alive with chatter and laughter as our most senior Alumnae came together for their respective reunions last Saturday. Year groups 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, and groups from the Hawthorn years were welcomed back to School. Our newly elected 2017 leadership team ably led the reunion groups around on tour joining together back in the common room with our girls Chamber choir in a rendition of the school song which nearly took the roof off!! Miss Agnes Cross (headmistress 1911-1918) who wrote the song in 1913 would be very proud. Once the formalities were over the years just melted away and stories flowed like good wine. A special mention to Betty Boslooper from YG 1937 who, aged at 97 years old was our most senior Tinternite in attendance. Betty was accompanied by her daughter Susie Wall (Boslooper YG 1968).

Happy 80th birthday at the 1953’s Yearly Catch up

A strong bond has developed throughout the 1953 year group such that they meet every year on the last Monday of September. This year was no exception when they met up at the Mountain View hotel in Glen Waverley. Special thanks to Mrs Adrienne Snowdon (Meuleman) who organises this event every year so they can all stay connected. This year was extra special as the group gathered to celebrate them all turning 80.

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Mango Fundraiser is here again

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The Tintern Parent Group are continuing to offer a Mango fundraiser for the end of year. Fresh North Queensland Mangoes direct from the farm to you! Order forms will be available on the portal soon.

Community Photo Albums

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The Tintern Parents Group have now updated a limited number of photo albums, large enough to hold the school photos provided by SchoolPix. They feature the Tintern Grammar Logo printed in silver on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent 30cm x 30cm sheet inserts, plus a CD holder insert which holds 8 discs. These quality-made, customised, “buckram” binders and inserts are offered at a saving of $20, as they retail for $90. Cost per album is $70 (GST inclusive) Albums come in Navy and Burgundy and samples can be viewed in the uniform shop. Please contact the Community Relations office on 9845 7877 or email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au to order your copy.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 10 November 7.30pm CM Wood Common Room President: Jessica Adam
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 15 November 7.00pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Please contact the Community Relations Office for next meeting details. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 18 October 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Gabby McCallum
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