Community Matters

Year Level Functions

Year 8 Boys Parent Dinner
A great night was had by all who attended the Year 8 boys’ parent dinner at Vanilla Orchid Thai restaurant in Warrandyte. Thanks to Karyn Bonnington for organising.

Year 11 Parent Coffee Morning: Friday 24 March 2017 from 8.30am Chapter Too, Heathmont. RSVP Rosemary (Georgina James’ Mum) RSVP 0413 086 385. All Welcome.

Fair News

Major Raffle for 2017
All families should have now received a book of raffle tickets for our major raffle. All books were distributed through the youngest child of each family. If you would like more than one book please contact the Community Relations Office. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and there are 20 tickets in each book.

We have many exciting prizes:

Remember to ask your family, friends and work colleagues. You have to be in it to win it!!

Please make sure you log on to the portal to check all the latest Fair news and updates. This is the best way to find out how you can become involved and view the latest updates. Once you have checked out the portal remember to like the Tintern Grammar Fair Facebook page.

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:


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 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!!

Hairspray – Pre Theatre Cocktails Event

You are invited to our one night only Pre Theatre Cocktails event from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Friday 24 March at the Karralyka Theatre.

Come along and reminisce with costumes, sets and memorabilia on display from past shows in celebration of 140 years of Tintern.

An all-inclusive price of only $30 per person includes canapés, a cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival, as well as beer, wine and soft drink. After enjoying the delicious food and drink if you have a theatre ticket, you can wander through to enjoy the musical spectacular that is Hairspray!

Click here to book your tickets. 

Do you remember any of these past Tintern Grammar productions?


The Tintern Parent Group (TPG) held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9 May.

President – Co-Presidents: Leeza Crowe and Haidee Wallace

Vice President – Boys: Tim Bray

Vice President – Girls: Viv Jones

Treasurer: Ruby Nagendran

Secretary: Roshini Higgins

Members: Djoymi Baker, Amanda McKenzie, Viv Jones, Lee Elliott, Nikki Harris, Michael Love and Amanda Henshaw.

Welcome to Lee Elliott who is returning to the Committee and to Amanda Henshaw who has joined in 2017.

The TPG always welcome new members, please email Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations if you are interested in more information.

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.

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 or email for pick up and payment details.

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 and 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



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.




Entertainment Books

The Entertainment books are once again offered for purchase through the School. The Entertainment™ Book, and the Entertainment™ Digital Membership, are your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers. The book is current from purchase until the end of May 2018.

Please click here to pre order your 2017/2018 Entertainment book. 

All orders received prior to launch on 27th March receive an Early Bird Offer sheet with over $70 in offers to use immediately! Additionally, you also go in to the draw to win a $1000 David Jones Gift Card.

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:
  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:

Alumni News

MOBS Performs on WB Kids

Michael Ashfield, who graduated Tintern in 2011, is the lead guitarist of MOBS (Move on Be Strong). MOBS were featured on WB Kids on 9Go on Sunday 12 March. The band were interviewed by host’s Shane Crawford and Lauren Phillips and played their latest single. 

When Michael was a student at Tintern he was part of a band with three other students – Welcome Wednesday. Together they won the Red Bull Backyard Jam and went off to London to perform at the Download Festival.

Congratulations to Michael!


Welcome Back Jane!

Graduating from Tintern in 1979, with 100% for English expression in her final exam, Jane Cornwell is a Melbourne-born London-based freelance journalist, author and broadcaster, writing on arts, books, music and travel, and doing feature interviews for a wide variety of publications.

In Australia for March, Jane will be visiting Tintern Grammar on Monday 27 March to speak to our Year 12 students.



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