Community Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for Term 2, 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. It has been a very busy start to the Term with the Fair and Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials already, with many more exciting events still to come.

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.

Community Group Fundraising

Tintern Rose

The Tintern Rose is 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

Community Group News

Jazz Night

You are invited to attend the 2017 Tintern Grammar Jazz Night. It is once again shaping up to be an exciting and fun filled evening. Held on Saturday 27 May at 7pm in the CM Wood Centre, come to our ‘City of Stars’ and enjoy a glittering night of entertainment and dancing while supporting our music students. To learn more about Jazz Night, download this flyer.

Bring along your own drinks and gourmet snacks.

Bookings are now open and can be made through here through trybooking:

Careers Night – Find Your Future Self!

Come along and chat to past students who are working in careers they love, studying their favourite subjects at University or TAFE, or taking time out to explore different career options and gain work experience. You will have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with alumni who share your passion, so come prepared with questions about their journey.

This event is ideal for Year 9 to 12 students and their parents/guardians, however all secondary school students are welcome to attend. To book visit this link:

Careers Night App is also available to download
The Tintern Grammar Careers Night App was developed using HelloCrowd, a free mobile event platform. Download the app via this link:

We will be continuously updating the app, so check in often to get the latest updates. We will send you a push notification to let you know about the big updates.

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

The annual Tintern Grammar Footy Tipping Competition is up and running again. Though we are up to Round 7 it isn’t too late to join.

For those interested in joining the 2017 competition, here are the details:

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 knock him off top spot this year!!

Good luck and start tipping!!

Year Level Functions

NA this month.

Fair News

The 2017 Giant Tintern Grammar Fair is over and we have all almost recovered! It was once again an exciting and fantastic day!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers on the Fair Committee, and especially the Fair Convenor Amanda McKenzie and Assistant Convenor Kylie Spears. Your dedication, expertise and tireless efforts were instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2017 Fair.

We would also like to extend a thank you to everyone who volunteered; whether in the many hours of preparation for the Fair, on the day itself in any number of important roles, or in the tidy up afterwards – without your support events of this greatness would not be possible.

An Invitation to the Fair Reveal and Thank You Evening

When:   Wednesday May 10, 2017
Time:     7:00 – 8:30pm
Venue:  CM Wood Common Room (next to the CM Wood Performance Centre) at Tintern Grammar
RSVP:    By Tuesday 9 May 2017 through the following link:

Drinks and canapes are provided.

Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials 

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who spent Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April at the Horse Trials at Wandin Park. It was the Friends of Equestrian 17th Annual Inter-School Horse Trials and was another wonderful event for all involved.

This prestigious event once again attracted nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria.

A special thank you the dedicated volunteers on the Friends of Equestrian Committee who spent many hours preparing and managing this wonderful event. Your expertise and commitment has been invaluable and we are incredibly grateful for all that you did.

Thank you also to the Friends of Music Committee who ran a delicious BBQ for the Horse Trials. The time and effort you all contributed to this was greatly appreciated.

Read more about this year’s the Horse Trials.

Past Students

TOGA Golf Team: Bridesmaids Again! 

Tintern Golf Team, L to R: Sue Semmens (Class of 1978), Deb Guilmartin (Bell Class of 1991), Lyn Coutie (Stevenson Class of 1970) and Melinda Thomas (Class of 1983)

Tintern came agonisingly close to winning their first Interschool Golf Challenge Cup, losing to Fintona by 2 points on Monday 3 April 2017. The 88th running of this event, this year at Kew Golf Club, saw our team of Sue Semmens, Deb Guilmartin, Lyn Coutie and Melinda Thomas make a valiant attempt to bring the Cup home for Tintern for the first time, having tied for third place last year!! Newest recruit Lyn had a great 36 points, giving her runner-up in the Nell Goff trophy, but our aggregate team score of 121 points fell just short of Fintona’s 123 points. Perhaps next year…

For further information and photos from the event please select here.

Anna Harvey (Class of 2016)

Photo (L to R): Professor George Simon (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University), Anna Harvey (Class of 2016) and Mr Bradley Fry (Tintern Grammar Principal)

Congratulations to Anna Harvey, who graduated from Tintern last year and has been awarded an Engineering Scholarship to Monash University.

Joyce Rowlands (Class of 1949)

Joyce Rowlands, year group 1949, recently won a gold medal in the 2016 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Masters held in Anglesea last year. She rode in 3 races; the long, the middle and sprint distances.

Joyce, along with her friend Graeme, were thrilled to be recognised as the oldest competing Orienteering cyclists in the World Master Series for 2016.

Congratulations Joyce!

Louise Hearman (Class of 1981)

This exhibition is the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman, year group 1981, featuring painting and drawings from across her more than 25-year practice.
The Melbourne-based artist is best known for her dark dream-like paintings where things are never quite as they seem. It is up to us to imagine what is glimmering in the half-light or lurking deep in the shadows, as the artist offers no written clues to the evocative contents of her works, which are nearly always left untitled.

Contemplative and obsessive in her approach, Hearman returns repeatedly to a number of motifs in her work – a child’s radiant face, the back of someone’s head, a glowing orb, a deserted road, an aeroplane gliding through a liquid sky, a phosphorescent sunset, a melancholic cloud, dogs, flowers, birds, cats and, perhaps most bizarrely, rows of shining teeth smiling at us. The luminous subjects of her portraits tend to float in a sea of blackness or abstract fields of colour, while her landscapes are often set at the edges of bush and suburbia, captured at twilight or dawn, their uncertain light spawning otherworldly forms and imbuing them with a supernatural quality.

Curated by Anna Davis

Touring Dates & Locations to view Louise’s work:



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