Community Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for 2017. It is through this section we keep you informed of the events and achievements of the various Community Groups as well as the many and varied activities in which they participate. If you would like to be involved with any of the Community Groups please contact the Community Relations team on 9845 7877 or email Keep your eye on the Tintern Portal as Community news will be updated regularly so you will not miss any important information. If you would like to contribute to Community Matters, email your submissions to the Community Relations Office and we will incorporate your news wherever possible.

Tintern Grammar Community Groups

Look out for the dates and times for all the Community groups’ AGMs. This is a wonderful chance to meet fellow parents and become involved with the School community. The AGM is the official meeting for the year and provides the committees with office bearers and a direction for the year. Visitors attending the AGM are given a broad understanding of the wonderful contribution these groups make to our School. The events and activities run by the various community groups represent a vital contribution to the enhancement of the school experience for our students and in fostering a community atmosphere across the school in support of parents. Everyone is welcome. For more information on how to be involved please contact the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or We look forward to many new faces joining the committees.

TPG Tintern Parents Group AGM: The Tintern Parents Group will be holding their AGM on Thursday 9 March 2017 and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on how to be involved please contact the Community Relations Office, Mrs Leeza Crowe on 0497 826 626 or Ms Haidee Wallace on 0417 052 273. Please click here to download AGM Agenda, nomination form and last year’s AGM minutes.

Tintern Parent Group news

Thanks and appreciation are extended to Jessica Adam who has recently stepped down as the president of the Tintern Parents Group. Jessica will remain on the committee to continue to support the events and activities of the TPG. Leeza Crowe and Haidee Wallace have very kindly agreed to share the responsibility in their shared vice president roles until the AGM on Thursday 9 March.

Victorian Horse Trials

The Friends of Equestrian (FOE) group will once again be running their very popular Victorian Horse Trials on the weekend Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April. This event is now an official qualifying event for the Australian Interschool Horse Trail Championships. If you have a child that rides or just a passion for all things equestrian, our Friends of Equestrian team are looking for new members to help with their Annual Horse trials and other events throughout the year. If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or

Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) news and dates

The first FOYF meeting for 2017 will be held on Monday 20 February at 7.30pm in Kennedy Cottage. Come along and find out what happens at the agricultural shows. The first agricultural show for 2017 is the Berwick Show, scheduled for Saturday 25 February. Please save the date for Wednesday 15 March at Chapter Too, Canterbury Road, Heathmont. FOYF invite all parents who have a child new to Young Farmers to come along and meet the team and learn about the program. Please RSVP to Joy Ashfield at or 0418 304 020. Lastly, our AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th May at 7.00pm in Kennedy Cottage. All Welcome. 

by Joy Ashfield, President FOYF


Tintern Rose

The Tintern Rose is now available for sale to celebrate our 140 year anniversary. This compact floribunda rose, exhibits orange-red buds unfolding to fragrant 10cm orange flowers, ageing through shades of pink. The Tintern Rose is ideal for larger patio pots or garden plantings. 2017 also marks the 15 year anniversary of the Tintern Rose, developed for our 125 Year anniversary in 2002. Roses can be purchased for $20 and are available from the Community Relations Office. Please call 9845 7877 for pick up and payment details.

Towel fundraiser

Tintern Parents Group is proud to offer you personalised swimming towels from Sheridan. These high quality, quick dry towels will launder well and last for years. Each towel comes embroidered with the school logo and school name. Add your child’s full name or family name at no extra cost. Orders need to be placed through trybooking before Friday 17 March. Please click here to for all the details or visit the portal.

Photo album

The TPG is also continuing to offer beautiful quality made customised ‘buckram’ binders for only $70. A saving of $20 as they normally retail for $90. The albums are available in both Navy and Burgundy and feature the school crest and name printed in silver on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent sheet inserts.

The albums are great for storing:
– The official school photos
– Certificates
– Naplan results
– ICAS results
– Sports and performer ribbons
– Artwork
– Programs from concerts, sports days and special assemblies
– Photos
– Newsletter clippings
– Your own scrapbook creations (as the pages are 30cm x 30cm standard scrapbook size)

In fact, if you think of it like a filing cabinet of memories, over the years it builds up into quite a treasure! Samples can be viewed in the uniform shop and all orders are now taken at this link through trybooking

Return to Tintern

Thursday 9 February was Return to Tintern day.

Our 2016 leavers and their parents returned to the Hawthorn room to catch up with each other and celebrate the beginning of a new era.

At the other end of the school at our Community Hub, year groups 1994 through to 2006 gathered for drinks and nibbles. The weather cooled down just in time to enjoy good company and the beautiful setting. Thank you to our School leaders who took the tours and members of the Clementson and Kelson string quartets for providing a beautiful background ambience.

Tintern Grammar Fair 22 April 2017

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Please click here to read up on all our Fair News.





Tintern Grammar Footy Tipping is back!

Footy tipping will be back again this year – keep an eye out in the next edition of ASPECTUS for all the details to sign up and join. We can’t let the Principal win two years in a row!




A trip to the Theatre

Year 8 families enjoyed a special treat, meeting two of the lead performers from Kinky Boots following a recent show. Thank you to Year 8 mum, Heidi Victoria for organising this community event.





 Community Group Meeting dates

  • The Tintern Parent Group (TPG) – Next meeting: Thursday 23 February 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services Vice Presidents: Haidee Wallace & Leeza Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting & AGM: Wednesday 15 February 7pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Monday 20 February 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next meeting: Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm CM Wood Common room. President: Gabby McCallum
  • FAIR – Next Meeting: Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community Services. President: Amanda McKenzie.




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