Community Matters

Tintern Parent Group news

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.

2017 Presentation Ball Saturday 16 September 2017

Year 11 families, please note the 2017 Presentation Ball will be held on Saturday 16 September. The Presentation Ball is a wonderful opportunity for young people to receive modern dance instruction whilst having fun and experiencing a formal presentation to family and friends. This is often their only opportunity to have access to such an event. More details will be available shortly. Please email presentationball@tintern.vic.edu.au if you have any questions.

Friends of Music

The Friends of Music (FOM) committee welcome and congratulate the new 2017 committee. All positions remain the same: President: Tim Oldmeadow, Vice President: Allana Bettess, Secretary: Melissa Settle & Treasurer: David Apsey, General committee members: Rosemary Bennett, Grace Zhang, Alison Bezaire (School representative), Jane McAsey, Tracey Muirhead, Margaret Bush, Louise Schultz, Kelli Green, Jan Wagner (School representative) and Louise Schultz. The committee welcomed Grace Zhang as a new member to the group and thanked Ruby Tully who has decided to step down from the committee as her daughter pursues other interests within the school.

 

Equestrian display day Friday 24 March

The Friends of Equestrian with the support of the school will be hosting an Equestrian display day on Friday 24 March. This is a fabulous opportunity for the Tintern Equestrian team to demonstrate their sport to the school and to promote Equestrian at Tintern. If you are available, please come along at lunchtime (from 12.30pm) to the top oval on Friday 24 March to support our Equestrian team. If you would like your son or daughter to be involved, please click here for all the information.

Alumni news…
Meg McDonald (YG 2009) debuts for the Western Bulldog’s Women’s AFL team

Congratulations to Meg McDonald (YG 2009) who debuted for the Western Bulldogs Women’s Australian Football League team last Saturday. Unfortunately the Dogs went down to the Pies by 7 points but great to see Meg on the field. Click here for Meg’s player profile.

Year Level Functions

Year 7 parents making connections

Last Friday night approximately 30 Year 7 parents enjoyed catching up for drinks at the Cellar door, Eastland. Thanks to Leeza Crowe for organising this relaxed get to know each other activity. The night was enjoyed by all and parents are looking forward to the next opportunity to catch up.

Year 8 boy parents are invited to attend a dinner out while the boys are away on camp and enjoy an opportunity to meet families you may not have met before. Anyone who is able to join are welcome to do so on Thursday 2 March at 7pm at the Vanilla Orchid Thai restaurant, Warrandyte. RSVP to Craig’s Mum, Karyn Bonnington karyn@bonnington.org

FOYF Morning Tea at Chapter Too – Wednesday 15 March

Please come along and meet the team of Tintern’s Friends of Young Farmers.  An informal morning tea will be held on Wednesday 15 March from 10.30am at Chapter Too, 110 Canterbury Road Heathmont.  Maybe you are a new parent to the school, or perhaps your child has shown some interest in the wonderful school farm – we would love to meet you!  Please RSVP to Joy Ashfield on 0418304020 or joyashfield5@bigpond.com

 

 

Footy tipping is back!

The annual Tintern Grammar Footy Tipping Competition is up and running again. For those interested in joining the 2017 competition, details are below:

Website: www.footytips.com.au

Competition name: Tintern Grammar Community

Password: tintern

You will then have to log into your own account or create one. When setting up your account, you might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget!

The competition is free and open to our entire adult (18+ @ 24/3/2017) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have, any questions please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au and we’ll help you get started.

Cash Prizes awarded:

1st prize $250

2nd prize $120

3rd prize $60

4th Prize $40

5th prize $20

Last year Mr Fry won the competition, so we are all keen to pop him off his perch this year!!

Round 1 begins Thursday 23 March.

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Group Fundraising

Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities to support our community groups and their fundraising endeavours. All funds raised are put back into our school community to support the particular interest group or activity. All fundraisers are chosen with thought and consideration to our parent community to provide a value added benefit. On top of our FAIR we do have couple of smaller fundraising initiatives you can choose to support. Your support is greatly appreciated.

FOYF Bulb Fundraising

Now is the time to prepare your garden for beautiful Spring flowers.  Order your gorgeous spring bulbs through FOYF and a percentage of your order will be donated to the Friends of Young Farmers to support our farm and students.  It is so easy to order – just place your order online and your beautiful bulbs will be delivered straight to your home!   

Please ask your family, friends and neighbours if they would like some of the high quality bulbs – you can add them to your own order or forward the simple instructions for them to order direct.  

 

Ordering Instructions – Orders Close 4 April  

  1. View the bulbs for sale by downloading the brochure by selecting the following link: https://www.bulbfundraiser.com.au/uploads/fundraising/brochure.pdf
  2. Select the bulbs you would like, noting the codes at the bottom of the brochure order page.
  3. Go to the Friends of Young Farmers orders web page and place your order: https://www.bulbfundraiser.com.au/TinternFriends

Photo albums

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

Towels

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.

Entertainment books

The Entertainment books are once again offered for purchase through the School. These books are full of discounts to be used for restaurants, entertainment, accommodation and a range of services and retail goods. The book is current from purchase until the end of May 2018. Please click here to pre order your 2017/2018 Entertainment book. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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