Community Matters

Tintern Parent Group Trivia Night

A great night was had by all who gathered for our annual Trivia Night on Saturday 28 October. It was a fun and energetic evening attended by alumni, parents and staff from across the School. Thank you to the TPG group who organised such a successful event, and congratulations to the winning table, of parents and community members.

2017 Spring Garden Tour

The 2017 Spring Garden Tour was a day of enjoyment and wonder for all involved. The weather was beautiful, the gardens were incredible and the view from the Jindivick Tavern was to die for.

The Garden at Broughton Hall in Jindivick was stunning. With a backdrop of the Tarago Reservoir, it features a terraced garden of 4 acres that cascade down the slope towards the water. They have limited opening times during the year, please visit their Facebook page for further information:

Their other destination, Barambah, offered attendees a rare chance to view a private garden. It was a wonderful place to browse and was enjoyed by all.

The tour raised funds for our school’s Sustainable Futures Program. Through this important program, which is based on the Tintern Farm, students learn about water and waste management; maintenance and development of a sustainable garden; seed propagation and native plant production and bushland management.

Thank you to the wonderful suppliers who have donated to the 2017 Spring Garden Tour and helped raise money for this worthy cause:

  • Ventura Bus Lines
  • Multicrop
  • Seasol
  • Conservatory Café in Croydon
  • The Little Flower Shoppe, Montrose
  • Officeworks, Bayswater
  • Heathmont Flowers
  • Canterbury Road Flower Gallery, Heathmont
  • Fernwood Gym, Chirnside Park
  • Jenny Craig
  • Jindivick Tavern
  • The Jindivick Country Gardener Rare Plant Nursery
  • Barambah Garden
  • Jeff and Jeanette Functional Art and Design
  • Stockdale and Leggo

Munch with the Musos – Bookings now open!

Munch with the Musos is Tintern’s Friends of Music fabulous end of year social event to be held on Sunday 26 November from 10am to 12.30pm. It is a fundraising brunch which brings the Tintern community together to celebrate the end of the year with a Christmas themed concert from the school’s talented ensembles. Sandwiches, buns, tea, coffee and juice are provided and you may bring your own snacks. Bookings are now open through trybooking:

This event is not to be missed so book now!

Tintern Parent Group last day lunch: Tuesday 12 December 11am – 2.30pm

The last day of term is always an exciting one for our families, with many special events to celebrate the end of the school year. The Tintern Parents Group warmly invite all families to sit and relax in the middle of this busy day, to share the festive spirit and time with friends. For only $20 per head you will be able to sit and enjoy a relaxed lunch in the Compass Café Gallery Space. Book now via tryBooking: 

Class of 1977 – 40 Year Reunion

Last Friday we welcomed back to Tintern the Class of 1977, who were the graduating class in our schools centenary year. They enjoyed a tour of the school led by our amazing 2018 Student Leaders, drinks and canapes before travelling to Rosebank North for a delicious three-course dinner. It was wonderful to see so many from the Year Group attend, despite the rainy weather. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all who attended.

Upcoming Reunions

  • Class of 1967, 1962, 1957 and earlier – 50, 55, 60 and Hawthorn Years Reunions – Tuesday 21 November at 11.00am to 2.00pm – Booking can be made by selecting here
  • YG 2017 Return to Tintern for Graduating class and their families Thursday 8 February 7.30pm to 9pm.
  • Class of 1998 and 2003 – Friday 23 February 2018 at 5.30pm

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 8 February 2018 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeze Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Monday 13 November 7pm CM Wood Common Room. President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Tuesday 14 November 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community Services. President: Sandra Garland
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 5 February 2018 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community Services. President: Joy Ashfield

Past Students

Deanne Carson (YG 1987)

Congratulations to alumna Deanne Carson (YG 1987) who was a finalist for the Robin Clark Leadership Award at the 2017 Victorian Protecting Children Awards in September. These Awards recognise dedicated teams and individuals working within government and community services who make protecting children their business every day.

Although won by Anglicare Victoria CEO, Paul McDonald for his nearly 40 years with disadvantaged and vulnerable children and families, Whitney Yip, Body Safety Australia co-founded with Deanne, won the Education Initiative Award category for their Safe Adult Dedoches (finger puppets).

Congratulations to Deanne, Whitney and Body Safety Australia on their achievements and please visit their website to read more about the Safe Adult Dedoches or to purchase your own:

Michael D’Addazio (YG 2016)

Alumnus Michael D’Addazio (YG 2016) is making waves… airwaves that is! Michael along with his friend Josh Robinson from the Reach Foundation host The Scene – AUS, a radio show on Friday nights on SYN 90.7FM from 8-9pm, where they talk about different scenes, movements and cultures within Australia. Show Michael your support and tune in tonight, 8-9pm on SYN 90.7FM!

Michael also volunteers for The Reach Foundation and is participating in the City2Sea fun run on Sunday 12 November to raise money to support the foundation. If you would like to donate to support Michael in the City2Sea you can do so here:…/michae…/wizard/share

Gary Haasbroek (YG 2016)

Congratulations to alumnus Gary Haasbroek (YG 2016) who has been awarded a full sports scholarship to Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. Gary will start at Wake Forest next year where he will compete for the university, but will also be able to compete as an Australian for his ongoing International commitments, the first being the U20 World Athletic Championships in Tampere, Finland in July 2018.

Gary has also qualified to compete in the second season of Australian Ninja Warrior, due to be filmed in December. Good luck Gary! We’ll all be watching.

Caitlin Jensen (YG 2011)

Congratulations to Caitlin Jensen (YG 2011) who is currently studying her Masters in Egyptology at Oxford University in England. Caitlin first developed an interest in ancient Egypt when she was 12, when her mum gave her a book on the subject. After graduating Tintern, she attended Monash University completing a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology.

It was one of Caitlin’s dreams to study at Oxford, as it is considered the best in the world for Egyptology. The application process for Oxford was incredibly long – requiring an application to be made a full year beforehand. Caitlin says, “I was sure that I’d failed the interview, but I suspect everyone feels like that. The news came as quite a surprise – I remember I was shellshocked as I calmly told my parents. Their response was very different to mine, they were very excited. Besides myself, only one other person was admitted to this masters program.”

Community Group Fundraising

Tea Towels – Order Yours Now

We are producing beautiful tea towels to celebrate our 140th year showcasing our talented young artists from ELC to Year 6.

  • There will be 3 separate designs by our junior girls, boys and ELC students.
  • The tea towels feature artwork from every student on each tea towel (ie. every girl in Junior School has artwork featured on the junior girls’ tea towel).
  • The tea towels will be delivered in time for Christmas.
  • A wonderful meaningful gift for friends and families.
  • To order this treasured keepsake please place your order by the 9 November 2017 at
Please note this is a sample artwork

North Queensland Mango Drive Update

Thank you to everyone who has placed an order for the Tintern Parent Group North Queensland Mangoes. This year we have sold 310 boxes! Once the mangoes are packed and heading to us we will let you know an estimated delivery date.

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 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



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