Community Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for 2016. 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. 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 won’t miss out on 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.

 2016 Parents Welcome

Friday 19 February – New Community Hub (weather permitting)

Community hub photo

Please join with the Principal, Mr Bradley Fry along with members of the Tintern Grammar Executive and volunteers from our Parent community groups for nibbles and drinks. It would be terrific to see you, whether yours is a new or current family. This evening is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents in your child’s year level; chat with Heads of School and find out more about the diverse community groups we have at Tintern.

Volunteers are an integral part of our Tintern Community and we value their involvement as a whole School. Over the years our community groups have initiated and undertaken many outstanding projects which complement and enhance your child’s experience at Tintern. Some of these projects include our Biennial Fair, Movie Under the Stars and raising the funds for the purchase of a new Grand Piano.

During the evening, there will also be an opportunity to meet the 2015 School Captains and listen to their school experiences. You will also be treated to a selection of musical performances from a number of our very talented Musicians.

Friday 19 February 2016

7.00pm – 8.30pm

New Community Hub (weather dependent)

As this event will be catered, please RSVP before Monday 15 February via this link:

All enquires can be directed to Mrs Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or by email:

Parking will be available in the Transport Centre (Corner of Loma and Morinda streets) and Bush car park (entry via 55 Alexandra Rd, East Ringwood)

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

2016 Movie Under the Stars – Inside Out – book your ticket now!


Saturday 5 March is the first big date for our parent run events. Bookings can be made through trybooking now:

This event will be held on the Tintern Oval from 6pm, offering a variety of stalls including sausage sizzle, popcorn, Choc tops, drinks, lollies, fairy floss and glow in the dark novelties.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or email

Parent Representatives and Community Volunteers

Thank you to those parents in our community who have already put up their hand to be Parent Representatives and Community Volunteers. If you would like to discuss the role please call the Community Relations Office. Parent Representatives and Community Volunteers are a vital link between the parents in your year level and other community groups. The work that Parent Representatives and volunteers do for the School is very highly valued by the School Board, Principal, staff and students. Parent interest and involvement in the life of the school has a very positive effect on your children. We thank all those parent representatives and volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents. If you would like to register to be a community volunteer or a parent representative please download a form here Parent Involvment Form and return via your child’s class/ form teacher or email directly to

Tintern Grammar parent and special interest groups

Tintern Grammar has parent and special interest groups who are all recruiting now for 2016. Events planned for Semester 1 include: our Biennial Movies Under the Stars, Victorian Horse Trials, Jazz Night and Mother’s Day stalls. These events provide our community opportunities to socialise and feel part of the Tintern Grammar family. Some events fundraise for specific projects while others enhance our community connections. If you would like to be involved in the planning and coordinating of any of these activities, please call the Community Relations office. These events are all run by parent volunteers and would not take place without your vital contribution.

All Welcome!

Community Committee dates

  • The Tintern Association (TTA) – Next meeting: Thursday 18 February, 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services  President: Amanda McKenzie
  • Southwood Parents’ Club (SPC) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 23 February 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 17 February 7pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 1 March 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield               
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next meeting: Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm Please contact the Community Relations office for venue details. President: Kevin Jones

2016 Presentation Ball Saturday 10 September 2016 

Year 11 families, please note the 2016 Presentation Ball will be held on Saturday 10 September. The Presentation Ball is a wonderful opportunity for young people to receive modern dance instruction whilst having fun and experiencing a formal presentation to family and friends. This is often their only opportunity to have access to such an event. More details will be available shortly. Please contact the Community Relations Office if you have any questions.

Presentation Ball helpers

If your Son or Daughter is in Year 9 or Year 10 and they are thinking about participating in the next couple of years – why not join the coordinators this year to see how it all works? Please contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office for more information.

Friends of Equestrian (FOE)

The Friends of Equestrian group will once again be running their very popular Victorian Horse Trials on the Anzac Day weekend Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April. If you have a child that rides or just a passion for all things equestrian, our Friends of Equestrian team are looking for new members to help with their Annual Horse trials and other events throughout the year. If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Relations Office for more details. Please share and like the facebook event through this link.

Introducing Anita Harris to the Community Relations team


Welcome to Anita Harris, who has joined Di Lacey in the Community Relations office. Anita’s main responsibility is to our past students by managing the activities associated with their reunions. Our parent and special interest groups will also get to know her as she may assist them from time to time with their administrative requirements. Anita has been working at the school for the past 2 years in a number of administrative roles. You can contact Anita on 9845 7877 or if you have any comments or questions regarding our community events and activities. Next time you are passing the Community Relations Office (double storey cottage beside the pool/tennis courts) please drop in and say hello.

Thank you to Julie Ennor who was assisting in the Community Relations Office and has now moved to senior college to expand her existing role as IB and Careers administrator.




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