Community Matters

Welcome to Term 4

The Community groups and whole school community wish all our Year 12s good luck as they prepare for their final exams.

Tintern Rose

The Tintern Association has a limited supply of Tintern Roses for only $15. These make wonderful gifts for friends and families and currently are ready to bloom. Please call the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 if you are interested.

Volunteer thank you evening Thursday 29 October 7.00 – 8.30pm

The Volunteer Thank You Evening will be held on Thursday 29 October at 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 Tintern Schools volunteers to join him for drinks and nibbles in the CM Wood Common room.

Please RSVP for catering purposes before Tuesday 27 October.

2015 Spring Garden tour Friday 23 October

Our very popular 2015 Spring garden tour has now sold out. Thank you to everyone who has supported this event this year and we hope to see you on the tour next year.

2015 Second hand Book Sale

Parent volunteers coordinate a Second Hand Book Sale every year as a service to the Tintern Schools community. The sale allows families to purchase second hand books and to sell current text books. A commission of 10% is levied on books sold with proceeds donated to the School for the purchase of class sets. Although online textbooks are now being used in some subjects, hard copy textbooks are still required for some subjects at all year levels from 7 – 12 where some of these will be for sale through the Book Sale. Secondary students will receive notices about the Book Sale in early November and Year 12 families will receive an email. All forms and notices will also be available from the school website and portal. The Book Sale organisers are looking for a limited number of parent or senior student volunteers to help with the Second Hand Book Sale between Tuesday 1 and Friday 4 December. Volunteers receive priority purchase and selling of their textbooks through the Book Sale, and senior students also receive community service hours. If you are able to assist, please contact Joy Ashfield on 0418304020 or email

Community Committee dates

The Tintern Association (TTA) – Next meeting: Monday 19 October, 7.30pm
Kennedy Cottage – All Welcome. President: Amanda McKenzie

Southwood Parents’ Club (SPC) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 10 November, 7.30pm
Please contact the Community Relations office for venue. President: Loraine Allender

Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 20 October, 7pm
CM Wood Common Room (*NB time change) – All Welcome. 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: Wednesday 21 October, 7.30pm
Kennedy Cottage – All Welcome. President: Kevin Jones

Past StudentsSouthwood Old  Boys Association (SOBA) President: Ivan Yeung

Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) President: Carol Robertson

FOM Munch with the Musos

2014 Munch photo

Sunday 22 November: save this date for the next Munch with Musos, from 10am to 12.30pm.  This regular event is always eagerly anticipated – filled with music from our talented students, Christmas cheer and a whole lot of fun.  Booking details to be available shortly.  

Southwood Parents Club Mango Fundraiser

The Southwood Parents Club is again offering a Mango fundraiser for the end of year. Fresh North Queensland Mangoes direct from the farm to you! $25 per tray (estimated 7 kg weight with approximately 14-20 mangoes). Please return the order form to the Deb Quirk at the Boys Junior School Reception no later than Friday 30 October.

Twilight Market cancelled: Please note that due to some unforeseen circumstances, the Christmas Twilight Market will not be going ahead this year. 
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to “bring back”  the market – bigger and better in 2016”. 










Term Dates