Community Matters

Friends of Music Munch with the Musos – Sunday 20 November 2016 10am – 12.30pm

Bookings now open

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Munch with the Musos is Tintern’s Friends of Music fabulous end of year social event. It is a fundraising brunch which brings the Tintern community together to celebrate the end of the year with a Christmas themed concert from the school’s talented ensembles. Sandwiches, buns, tea, coffee and juice are provided and you may bring your own snacks. Bookings are now open through trybooking:

This event is not to be missed. Online bookings made before 17 November will ensure table and seating priority.

Tintern Grammar Fair 22 April 2017

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Please like and share our Fair Facebook page:


Its time again to start thinking about the fair, and to us an opportunity for a spring clean! Keep in mind we will be gratefully receiving donations in the new year of:


 RAFFLE PRIZES & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS are also being sought, so if you have a product or service that could be donated as an appropriate raffle prize or as a fabulous silent auction item, we would love to hear from you! Some ideas could include:


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?


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 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 – Thursday 3 November 7pm – 8.30pm

It is not too late to RSVP to our Volunteer Thank You Evening tomorrow night. Mr Bradley Fry warmly invites all our volunteers and supporters to join him for drinks and nibbles in the Hospitality Dining Room (**please note new venue** Entry via Oval pathway near upper hockey oval) Thursday 3 November from 7pm to 8.30pm.The school recognises that volunteers are an integral part of our Community and the whole school values your involvement and participation.  Please email for RSVP’s.


Tintern Parent Group news


A heartfelt thanks to Loraine Allender, Kate Jones, Clare Jensen and Lee Elliott- Bruce who have stepped down from the Tintern Parent Group this month. These ladies had been members of Southwood Parent Club for many years and were instrumental in bringing the two parent groups together to form the new Tintern Parent Group. We thank them for their commitment and time spent at many community group meetings and events. Without their involvement many activities would not have taken place. The whole school community thank them for their contributions. We congratulate Jessica Adam who has agreed to take on the presidency for the remainder of the constitutional year and Leeza Crowe who has taken on one of the vice President positions. Jessica can be contacted at or 0423 223 296 and Leeza at or 0497 826 626. New members are always welcome and the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 10 November in the CM Wood common room at 7.30pm. You are warmly welcome to come along to see what goes on!

A Little bit of History: Tintern School song


The School Song was written by Miss Agnes Cross, Headmistress (1911-1918) in 1913 and set to music by Miss Jean Ritchie (music teacher) in 1917. The third verse was updated to suit the ‘Modern times’ in 1967 by Miss Mary Slater (French and Music teacher 1957 – 1965) as it was thought the third verse was no longer appropriate. The new version was first sung on Speech Day, October 1967.

Original third verse:

Far away o’er the seas, yet how near to our hearts,

Lies old England, so strong and so free,

‘With her destinies mighty to make or to mar,

Ever guarding her sons o’er the sea.

And by deeds, not by words, will we show our true pride,

So we’ll give loyal service, whatever betide,

To our School, and our Homeland, and Empire.


Tintern Song as is sung today:

Come Tinternites all young and old, near and far.

Lend your voices and swell our school song.

Our school with its burdens well borne in the past,

Its foundations laid steady and strong.

‘Tis by deeds, not by words, that we stand or we fall;

So we’ll work with a will. Yes we’ll work one and all,

For the welfare and honour of Tintern.


Of our homeland we’ll sing, young Australians are we,

And in love of our country we’re one.

In our minds be the breadth of her wide rolling plains,

In our hearts the glad warmth of her sun.

‘Tis by deeds, not by words, that we stand or we fall,

So whenever she needs us we’ll answer her call.

And we’ll work for our own land, Australia.


To be true to our God, to our country, our school

And repay the great debt that we owe,

Let our joy be in service with no thought of self,

So that all those who meet us may know

‘Tis by deeds not by words that we offer our praise

To the school, and to those who, in earlier days,

Helped to build the traditions of Tintern.

Year Level Functions

Thank you to all our parent reps who continue to organise social opportunities for our families. Please show your support and attend the organised functions when you can, it is a great way to catch up on all the news in your children’s year level.

Year 7 out to Dinner

On Saturday 15 October the Year 7 parent reps organised a dinner at the Mitcham Hotel for families across the whole year group. It was a great evening where we were able not only to catch up with old friends, but also make new ones and put some faces to the names of friends our children often speak of. We had a fabulous turn out with 50 being able to make it, so we split ourselves into tables of adults and children for the facilitation of good conversation for all! Interestingly, the kids further split themselves into a table of mostly boys and a table of mostly girls, taking Tintern’s parallel learning feature a step further to ‘parallel eating’.  By the end of the night, however, they seemed less bothered about sticking to the parallel paradigm!  

Thanks to all those that could make it, and for making the evening a success. It was a fun night.  

Kesta Fleming (Jonah, 7D) Vickie Liew (Zoe, 7B) Roshini Higgins (Alex, 7E)

2016 Spring Garden Tour

We were blessed with beautiful weather for the annual parent group Spring Garden Tour held on Thursday 21 October 2016. A full bus travelled to Toorak where we joined the NGV Women’s association annual garden day and stopped to wander through the first half of six of the finest and largest private gardens in Toorak, opened exclusively for this event. We then we boarded the bus for a short drive to Como House, South Yarra, where we were treated to a scrumptious picnic lunch from the ‘Stables of Como’. After lunch we were able to wander around the gardens of Como before boarding the bus again to see our final 3 gardens which included the transport giants’ Lyndsay Fox and Paul Little. A big thank you to Lisa Vecchio for organising such a lovely tour. Thanks are further extended to following sponsors who donated wonderful gifts to our very popular bus raffles. Please show your support where you can.

The Little Flower Shoppe 849 Mt Dandenong Road, Montrose, 3765

The Conservatory Café 13-23 Hull Rd, Croydon, VIC, 3136

Heathmont Flowers 158 Canterbury Road, Heathmont

Fernwood Fitness 3/286 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park VIC 3136

Seasol International Pty. Ltd

Multicrop Australia

SM Hair Cottage 960 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose, 3765

Canterbury Road Flower Gallery 194 Canterbury Road, Heathmont, Vic.3135

The Stables of Como House Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141

Country Life Publishing

Crown Coaches

Second Hand book sale @ Lilydale Books

The Tintern parent group are unable to offer a second hand book sale this year but if you would like to sell any of your child’s text books or buy any second hand for next year we have sourced a reliable trader who will be able to provide more buy and sell opportunities than we could at school. (Cas Calculators included)

Lilydale Books offer a local, extensive second hand service and all information can be viewed at this link on their website: More information will be available when the 2017 booklists are distributed.

Lilydale books are located at: Unit 1, 25-27 Hightech Place Lilydale VIC 3140

Mango Fundraiser is here again


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 and information can be downloaded here.

Community Photo Albums


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. Orders can be made through trybooking:

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 8 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: Please contact the Community Relations Office for next meeting details. President: Gabby McCallum


2023 Term Dates