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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

The Sheep & Wool Show @ Bendigo 13 – 16 July 2017                             

The weather was fine, the sheep were behaving and the Tintern Grammar Young Farmers were shining as they showed their gorgeous sheep at the Bendigo Show this year.

An exciting addition this year was the crew from Totally Wild, who spent many hours filming the students in the show ring, and we look forward to seeing the footage when it airs later in the year.

Saturday night was the annual dinner and we chose La Cecil Italian restaurant once again as it was such a success last year.  All the students were commended by the staff for their fabulous manners and behaviour. We were very pleased to have almost 50 people attend – not bad when it was a year when the show fell in the school holidays and numbers of students attending were reduced!

Thank you to all the teachers who attended both the Show for the four days and the dinner on the Saturday night.  It is always lovely to have a chance to socialise with you all.  A big thank you and welcome to the many parents who took the time to travel to Bendigo to watch their children in the show ring and also attend our dinner.

We look forward to seeing you all at future agricultural shows and FOYF events.

by Joy Ashfield, President – FOYF

Father’s Day Stall

The Tintern Parents Group would like to invite you to assist with the Father’s Day Stall Wrapping Day on Wednesday 23 August. This fun day is an At Kennedy Cottage from 8.30am to 3.30pm this is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and to get involved.

The Father’s Day Stall will be held on Wednesday 30 August. Further information will be sent to Junior School families.

Thank you also to Leeza Crowe, Djoymi Baker and Katie Brumley who dedicated their morning to making wonderful Father’s Day gifts. Your hard work was greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like further information on this or any other aspect of the Tintern Parent’s Group please contact Haidee, TPG Co-President on 0417 052 273 or email to

Presentation Ball 2017 – Guest ticket bookings are now open!

Guest tickets are now open for the 2017 Tintern Grammar Presentation Ball to be held on Saturday 16 September.

Book your tickets now by selecting here.

2017 Garden Tour Save the Date – Friday 27 October 2017

The 2017 Spring Garden tour will once again be running on Friday 27 October – mark this date in your calendars now. Please contact the Community Relations office if you have any venue ideas or would like to assist our volunteer coordinator, Lisa Vecchio.

Parent and Volunteer – Lisa Robson

A long standing and hardworking volunteer at Tintern Grammar, Lisa Robson, was recently acknowledged for her work in the wider community. Lisa, a retired member of the TPG and current Fair Committee volunteer, has made a sleeping mat from recycled plastic bags to support Councillor Tim Heenan, who is sleeping rough in support of Homelessness Week.

To read the full article please click here

Community Committee dates:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 14 September 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeze Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Monday 4 September 7pm CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Monday 9 October 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Tuesday 15 August and Tuesday 5 September 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community Services. Vice president: Kevin Jones      

Past Students:

Chapter Reunions

In celebration of 140 years of Tintern we were proud to host two wonderful Chapter Reunions for interstate Alumni.  

The first was held on Saturday 12 August in Brisbane. Hosted at the Hilton guests enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with their school and meet other Alumni living in Queensland.

Many of our Alumni living in New South Wales were also excited to attend the Sydney Chapter Reunion, held at the Otto Restaurant in Sydney on Sunday 13 August. Guests were able to reminisce about their time at Tintern whilst enjoying a selection of delicious food.

Mr Bradley Fry attended both Reunions and appreciated the opportunity to meet the attendees; ranging from the recently graduated to some who farewelled Tintern over 60 years ago.

Tristan Robinson YG 2012

Congratulations to Tristan Robinson (YG 2012) who has been selected by Athletics Australia to represent his country in the upcoming World University Games as a member of the 4×400 men’s relay team. Tristan is one of 47 athletes in the “Uniroos” Track and Field team heading to Tapei, Taiwan this week.

The World University Games are the second largest international athletic event, larger even than the Commonwealth Games, and features more than 20,000 athletes from 170 countries.

In July of 2016, Tristan won the Bronze medal in the 400m at the Oceania Melanesian Championships held in Fiji. He then went on to win the Australian University Games 400m title in Perth last October representing the University of Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Tristan continues to study his Masters in Electrical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Congratulations Tristan!

Caitlin Spears YG 2011

This year as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival past student Caitlin Spears (YG 2011) is presenting an adults-only, hybrid comedy performance titled Cactus and the Mime.

As a student at Tintern Caitlin was a dedicated performer, and was Choral Captain in Year 12. Her show, presented with Roby Favretto, is based on their experiences entertaining children and is presented through movement, puppetry, music theatre, meta theatre, black comedy, pantomime and egg juggling.

Cactus and the Mime is running from the 15 to the 22 September. For further information or to make a booking please visit:

Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner Tickets

With less than a month to go time is running out to book your ticket to the Celebration Dinner. Ticket bookings close soon – don’t miss out!

Saturday 9 September, 7PM

Tintern Grammar, CM Wood Performance Centre


Book your tickets or a table here.

For more information please contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations, or 9845 7877.

Learn about our Inaugural Inductees…

Each week we are sharing a short biography about one of the inductees so you can learn more about them. Follow the journey on Facebook or on our website to learn more about these remarkable Tintern Alumni.



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