Community Matters

Year Level Functions

Year 10 Parents Coffee Morning
Year 10 parents enjoyed a coffee morning on Friday 10 March at Chapter Too in Heathmont. There was a good mix of boys and girls parents in attendance and it was great to make some new connections. Thank you to those who attended and to Vicki Liew for organising. We are looking forward to catching up at the next one.

Year 11 Parents Morning Tea
Year 11 parents also enjoyed a Parent Morning Tea at Chapter Too in Heathmont on Friday 24 March. A wonderful time was had by those who attended. Thank you to Rosemary Bennett for arranging and to all those who attended.

Middle School Parents Drinks with the Principal

On Thursday 16 March we welcomed Middle School parents to meet/catch up with each other and Mr Brad Fry at our Parent’s Drinks with the Principal evening. A lovely night was had by all and we look forward to welcoming our Senior College parents to their Drinks with the Principal evening this Thursday night. If you plan to attend but have not yet RSVP’d, you can do so here.

Fair News

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. Click here to login:

Once you have checked out the portal remember to like the Tintern Grammar Fair page.

Raffle Books are now due!

Please remember to return them (sold or unsold) as soon as possible to any Tintern Reception, or your child can return them to their pastoral teacher.

All books were distributed through the youngest child of each family. If you would like to purchase more tickets 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!!

Thank you from the Fair Committee!

Thank you for your continuing  support of our 2017 Fair. We have only a few days left of term; to help make our Fair Day a great success, please note the following reminders:

Working Bees – There will be two working bees over the School holidays and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 4 April: 9am – 3pm –: 1st week of the school holidays

Tuesday 18 April: 9am – 3pm -: Last day of the school holidays

Stall Rosters – Please visit the 2017 Fair page on the portal to put your name on a stall roster by clicking here. Please note that the year level allocations of stalls are merely a recommendation and you are welcome to assist on any stall.

Donations – We could still benefit from donations of more books, clothes, toys and auction items. Donations will be accepted across the holidays. For details of where to deliver donations, click here.

Wrist Bands
– Discounted pre-purchase wrist bands are available through TryBooking, select here to order.

We are looking forward to creating a great day of fun and fundraising. See you all there!

Footy tipping is back – and it isn’t too late to join!

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 top spot this year!!

Good luck and start tipping!!

Friends of Young Farmers

A small contingent of FOYF members met for a cuppa and a chat at Chapter Too on Wednesday 15 March.  We had the pleasure of meeting a new Mum – Heather Kavanagh, Mum of Alexandra in Year 7, who came along to meet our FOYF team and learn about the Young Farmers program.

It was a lovely opportunity to discuss our children, our fabulous school, and just what each of the past students had gained from being involved with the Farm itself and the Young Farmers program, as well as what the current students are enjoying.

Thank you to those who were available to come along.  FOYF is a very friendly, relaxed group of parents and it was a pleasure to meet and welcome a new parent into our group.

Friends of Equestrian Demonstration Day

We would like to extend a thank you to all the wonderful volunteers on the Friends of Equestrian (FOE) Committee who ran the Demonstration Day on Friday 24 March. They once again did an amazing job and it was a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all.

Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials

Entries are now open for the Friends of Equestrian 17th Annual Victorian Inter-School Horse Trials Championship on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April. All entries will be received online through or click here to begin your entry.

This prestigious event attracts nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria. The FOE group invite you to come along and support the Tintern Grammar Equestrian teams and enjoy a day out at one of the Yarra Valley’s finest estates: Wandin Park, 305 Victoria Road, Wandin North.

Have you downloaded the Team App?

The 2017 Tintern Grammar Inter-School Horse Trials Team App is now live. This FREE app is a great way to keep up-to-date with the news, events, communicate with the team and much more.
How to download Team App onto your smartphone:
1. Click the following link:
2. Download either the Apple or Android app.
3. Sign-up to Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.
4. Login, search for Tintern Grammar and request access to the group.

To stay up-to-date with event news follow the Facebook page or visit the event page.

2017 Presentation Ball

All Year 11 boys and girls should have now received a booklet inviting them to participate in the 2017 Presentation Ball, to be held on Saturday 16 September.

This enchanted evening is about having fun and learning how to conduct oneself in a more formal environment. It enables participants to establish and further develop friendships. The evening is an introduction to dancing and etiquette in a formal setting that teaches behaviours which are transferable to any number of social occasions and future business life.

Bookings are now open. If your child wishes to participate full payment and registration is required by Wednesday 19 April to secure a place. Please note the link for registration is:

If you have any queries please contact the Community Relations Office.

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

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. 

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


Jane Cornwell (Class of 1979)

The Year 12 students were visited on Monday 27 March by the Tintern Alumna, Jane Cornwell. Jane spoke about her time growing up in Melbourne’s East, from attending Tintern to working with up-and-coming Melbourne comics, moving to London and immersing herself in the music scene, interviewing some of the world’s most well-known figures and publishing her memoir – Jane’s life is pretty amazing! Jane finished the presentation with a reading from her memoir, The Whirl, and a Q&A session with the students.





Maksis Darzens (Class of 2016)

The Top Designs 2017 exhibition was officially launched on Friday 17 March 2017 at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

It was a night of celebration and accolades for 2016 Tintern Grammar VCE Student Maksis Darzens and his family. Maksis was one of 16 students statewide to be recognised in the Top Designs exhibition for his outstanding Visual Communication and Design folio. His stunning Year 12 folio was created last year with the support of his teacher Ms Amanda Atchison. As Maksis embarks on his double degree of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at Monash University, it was a special night to reflect on his journey thus far. We were very proud to be able to share the night with Maksis and see the reaction of the guests when viewing his work.

Top designs is an annual exhibition at Melbourne Museum presenting work created by students who completed VCE Media. Product Design technology, Food and Technology. Systems Engineering, Visual Communication Design and VCE VET Interactive Digital Media. 

Exhibits include garments and articles using fibre, yarn and fabric, graphic and product design, short films (also shown in Top Screen), interactive media, print layout, photography, food product planning, mechanical and electronic projects. Works are accompanied by folios and design plans comprising work briefs, client feedback and evaluation. Maksis’ work featuring a 3D printed tram model for Corio Rail and inkjet Branding example of logo and ticketing design.

The Top Designs exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 18 March and closes on Sunday 16 July 2017. Please take the time to go in for a visit and enjoy the Museum, as well as the display of students works.

By Mrs Rachel Waud, Head of Visual Art & Design

Penelope Long (Class of 1988)

Penelope Long is a former student of Tintern who graduated in 1988. After completing a Fine arts degree at RMIT she embarked upon a career as a professional artist working in oils on canvas. She went on to have many solo exhibitions in established commercial galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong. During this period Tintern acquired two of her artworks for their collection. She has also been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the Salon de Refuses and the Portia Geach portrait prize. 

Penelope is now returning to painting after having had an extended break to raise her two children. This time she is choosing to focus on portraiture, in particular portraits of children having of course being inspired by her own.

Portraits in oils on canvas are priced at $250 for a 25cm x 22cm painting and the price will increase in relation to size.

Penelope works from photographs.

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