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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 order your 2017/2018 Entertainment book

Community Group News

Jazz Night

Congratulations to our Friends of Music group who contributed to yet another sensational Jazz Night. More than 300 people from our Tintern community came out to enjoy some toe tapping vintage jazz and enjoy some wonderful music by our very talented students and the New Melbourne Jazz Band.

Friends of Music would like to thank everyone in the school community – students, parents, families, friends and staff – who came along and supported another happy and successful Jazz Night. The atmosphere was fabulous and everyone had a great time. The performances were amazing. All funds raised will be used to continue our support of the fantastic and hardworking music department and the work they do with our students. Thanks to everyone who attended. 


FOYF Group News

The Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9 May.

President:    Joy Ashfield  
Vice President: Meaghan Cross  
Secretary: Caitlin Bryson
Members: Vicki Wilks
  Michelle Shafto
  Jonathon Cross
  Stella Oliver
  Tim Stuchbery
  Kate McDonald
  Warren McDonald
  Catherine Forbes
  Jenny Horvath

Thank you to all those who have continued on as FOYF Committee Members for 2017. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

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

Friends of Young Farmers Dinner – Friday 2 June

The Friends of Young Farmers have their Annual FOYF Dinner on Friday 2 June at 7pm at The Croydon Hotel, Maroondah Highway, Croydon. This is a social evening for both parents and children to attend.

If you would like to find out more about the Friends of Young Farmers or the Tintern farm in general, please feel free to come and join us. Last year was a fun night, with many families attending, and this year is sure to be a repeat! Please select here to download The Croydon Hotel menu.


Please RSVP by Wednesday 31 May to FOYF President Joy Ashfield to in Community Relations. The more the merrier! 

TOGA Women of Influence and AGM

TOGA was delighted to welcome their Women of Influence speaker Kim Wilson, editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, on the Thursday 18 May. Those present listened attentively as Kim provided key influence to her success and details of her pathway through her life and career.

The TOGA AGM was also held during the evening with Carol Robertson (Hogan, YG 1980) continuing as President for 2017. Other continuing members of the Committee include Jenny Brown (YG 1981), Dani Cox (YG 2009), Olivia Green (YG 2010) and Lynne Franke (Bernadou, YG 1958).

Thank you to all who attended on the night and the Committee for their continued dedication to the Tintern Old Girls’ Association. A special thank you is also extended to Kim Wilson for her address on the night.

Careers Night

Find Your Future Self!

Our first ever Tintern Careers Night was a wonderful success. With 44 Alumni Advisors in attendance on the night to speak with almost 200 students and parents; it was a positive night for all involved.

The Alumni in attendance ranged from more recent graduates who were studying at University or TAFE, to those who are working in careers they love, or taking time out to explore different career options and gain work experience. Our students had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with alumni who share their interests and passion, and they came prepared with questions about their journey.

Thank you to all the wonderful Alumni who attended the evening. Your willingness to share your time and expertise with the current Tintern students was incredible and we are very grateful.

Thank you also to the students and their families who attended. Your enthusiasm and consideration on the night was greatly appreciated by all.

If you are interested in learning more about some of the Alumni who attended please visit the Past Students section where we will be featuring some of the profiles over the upcoming issues. 

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 8 June at 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage
    Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeze Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Monday 19 June CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services.
    : Joy Ashfield               

Footy tipping 2017

Don’t forget to update your footy tips for Round 11.

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

Good luck and start tipping!!



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