Posted on December 6, 2016
The Community Relations team and all the Community Groups would like to take this opportunity to wish all Tintern Grammar families a happy and safe Christmas. It has been a pleasure to work with all Community Volunteers; whether you help in the classroom, belong to a community group or contribute to a Community event, your time is genuinely valued. All the Community Groups have experienced a successful year that is truly reflective of our families. We look forward to your ongoing support in 2017.
Please enjoy this slide show of photos of various volunteer activities and events throughout the year.
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. Orders can be made through trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/NPYV and collected from the uniform shop where you will also find samples on show.
Parent End of Year lunch
A big thank you is extended to our Tintern Parents Group who provided our parents with a lovely end of year lunch between assemblies today.
Have you considered being a Parent representative 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Groups Recruiting for 2017
All community groups are now recruiting for 2017, if you are interested to be a part of Fair 2017 or our parent and friend groups please call the Community Relations office for more details.
FOYF End of year celebrations
A lovely informal BBQ was enjoyed by our fabulous FOYF team on Sunday afternoon at the Ashfields home as a final function for the year. We are so fortunate to have a group of like-minded current and past parents, who love both Tintern and our wonderful farm. Thanks for all your efforts over the past year and I’m sure 2017 will bring more prize winning sheep, more learning experiences for our students, and positive improvements in our farm and agricultural curriculum.
Friends of Equestrian
The Friends of Equestrian invite new members to join their committee for 2017. If you would like to find out how to be a part of this dynamic friends group please contact the Community Relations office or email email@example.com .
Friends of Music
The Friends of Music group met together to celebrate their successful year at Casalinga Restaurant in Croydon. A great time was had by all where they were joined by music staff and two of the 2016 music captains; Corey Robinson, Instrumental music captain and School pianist, Alan Wu.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Mango fundraiser and to the Tintern Parent Group for coordinating this community activity. 270 boxes were sold and they hope to better the numbers for next year.
Tintern Grammar Fair 22 April 2017
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?
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0414 357 664 Mail: TOGA, PO Box 26, Ringwood East, 3135
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:
- Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – President: Jessica Adam: ParentGroup@tintern.vic.edu.au
- Friends of Music (FOM) – President: Tim Oldmeadow; FOM@tintern.vic.edu.au
- Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – President: Joy Ashfield: FOYF@tintern.vic.edu.au
- Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – President: Gabby McCallum; FOE@tintern.vic.edu.au
- Presentation Ball – Joint coordinators: Sharyn Frisby, Kerrie Maywald & Kylie Spears: PresentationBall@tintern.vic.edu.au
- Fair – Convenor – Amanda McKenzie: Fair@tintern.vic.edu.au