Community Matters

Last Day Community Lunch hosted by the Tintern Parent Group

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The last day of term is always an exciting one for our families, with many special events to celebrate the end of the school year. The Tintern Parents Group warmly invite all families to sit and relax in the middle of this busy day, to share the festive spirit and time with friends, and enjoy a relaxed Christmas lunch in the Compass Café Gallery Space, Visual Art centre.

Thursday 8 December
11am – 2.30pm
Visual Art Centre, Compass Cafe Gallery space.

Click here for all the details and booking information.

Have you considered being a Parent representatives for 2017?

What are they? What do they do?

Now is the time to consider a role as a Year level parent representative for next year.

Year level parent reps are a vital link between the school and parents at each Year level. Each level or class should have at least one representative who will make themselves known to other parents across the year. The primary responsibility of the parent reps is to co-ordinate parent social activities throughout the year. The Year level parent rep should make every effort to meet all the parents at their Year level and should a new family arrive during the year, the Parent Rep is asked to make contact with the family, invite them to have coffee and meet other members of the year level. The parent and friend groups or the Community Relations Office may call upon the parent Reps to assist with sourcing volunteers for events or activities. We also encourage our parent reps to be available to answer any questions from our new incoming 2017 families. If this sounds like you please call or email Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office. Click here to view a description of the role.

A huge thank you is extended to all our 2016 Parent reps and if you would like to continue in the role please contact Di Lacey in the Community relations office on 9845 7877 or email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

 Tintern Grammar Fair 22 April 2017

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If you have not already done so, please like and share our Fair Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TinternGrammarFair/

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE!

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:

  • SECONDHAND BOOKS        • SECONDHAND TOYS          • SECONDHAND CLOTHES
  • SECONDHAND SPORT EQUIPMENT

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! Donations large or small welcome –here are some ideas to prompt you:

  • CAR DONATION                • SHOP VOUCHER                                  • BOOKS                                 • JEWELLERY
  • SERVICE                                   • HOLIDAYS                                                • EXPERIENCE                    • TECHNOLOGY
  • ACCOMMODATION       • SPORTING MEMORABILIA           • ENTERTAINMENT        • ELECTRONIC ITEMS
  • ACCESSORIES                      • TOYS                                                             • GAMES                                      

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?

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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.

Tintern Old Girls Association Quilt Exhibition

At the 2017 Tintern Fair
Saturday 22nd April
12 noon—5.30pm

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Are you a Quilter?

Would you like to have your Quilts on display at the Fair?

Do you sell your Quilts?

TOGA will, once again, be organising an Exhibition of Quilts at the 2017 Fair

If you would be interested in learning more about the Exhibition and how you might be involved –

Contact: Lynne Franke, TOGA Quilt Exhibition Volunteer Email:  toga@tintern.vic.edu.au  Phone: 0414 357 664  Mail: TOGA, PO Box 26, Ringwood East, 3135

Second Hand book sale @ Lilydale Books

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 The Tintern Parent Group have conducted a review of the volunteer-run second hand book sale and concluded, due to the difficulties in running such a big operation with volunteers and the service advantages that an external provider can offer, it would be best to move to an external provider rather than continue to run it from the school. 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, Lilydale Books, who will be able to provide more buy and sell opportunities than we could at school. (CAS Calculators included) All information can be viewed at this link on their website:http://www.lilydalebooks.com.au/Second-Hand-Books or on the school portal under parents services by clicking here. Lilydale books is located at: Unit 1, 25-27 Hightech Place Lilydale VIC 3140

TPG (Tintern Parent Group) News

Congratulations to Haidee Wallace who has volunteered for the Vice President positions representing the Tintern boys on the Tintern Parent Group. Haidee has been a member of the parent group for a few years now and has played a significant role organizing our Mothers and Father’s day stalls. We thank Haidee for taking on this executive position. Thanks and appreciation also go to Roshini Higgins who was previously the secretary for the Tintern Association and has now agreed to take on the secretary role following Clare Jensen’s recent resignation. If you would like to join the Tintern Parent Group or find out more please email parentgroup@tintern.vic.edu.au. New members always welcome.

Kinky Boots – tickets available for Sunday 12 February 2017 3pm show

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30 tickets have been pre booked for the ‘Kinky Boots’ musical on Sunday February 12 (at 3pm) for our Year 7 cohort and there are a few tickets now available for anyone to purchase.

The show will run at Her Majesty’s on Exhibition St and discounted tickets are available for $124 each. Payment will be due by December 1.

Kinky Boots is the very popular musical which sends positive messages on self-belief, not being judgemental of others, strive and you can succeed etc etc. Team that up with a sensational soundtrack by Cyndi Lauper, and you have a multi award winning hit!  It is recommended for ages from 10 and up. 

Tickets have already been offered to the year 7 cohort and there are only a few left.

If families are interested, could they please email Heidi Victoria (mother of Charli 7C) directly on heidivictoria@optusnet.com.au  

Payment will be due early December, and you will be notified re bank account details etc.  Due to the limited number of seats available in this group booking, those who respond first will ensure they get tickets at this price.    

Here’s a brief synopsis of the show.

A shoe manufacturer’s son inherits the business, only to find out that it had not made a profit in years.

The story takes us on a journey of how a chance meeting turns around the fate of the business, its’ workers and the lives of all involved.

For further information on the show please visit the website kinkybootsthemusical.com.au.

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. Orders can be made through trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/NPYV

Community Committees

Most community groups are winding up now for the end of the year, but all have planned a very busy year ahead. If you would like to get involved or find out more about our parent and friends groups please contact the various people as listed below:

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