Community Matters

Community Group News

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for Term 2, 2018. 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 the Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials this weekend and 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.

TPG Bush Dance

*** EVENT UPDATE *** Unfortunately due to low numbers we have decided to cancel the Bush Dance this Friday 4 May. But we are pleased to share that The Blackberry Jam Bush Band will visit the Junior Schools during term 2 to run a fun activity with the students. Parents will be welcome to join us for this occasion. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

Jazz Night

It’s that time of year again. Get your dancing shoes on and join us at the Tintern Grammar Friends of Music 18th Annual Jazz Night! Book now.

Mother’s Day Stall and Gift Wrapping Day

Our ELC and Junior Schools’ Mother’s Day stall will be held on Wednesday 9 May from 8.30am to 1.30pm in the Southwood Centre Computer Room. Gifts range in price from $3 – $15. 

Gift Wrapping Day – Wednesday 2 May, 8.30am – onwards at Kennedy Cottage

We would love some help on the day of the Mother’s Day Stall, and also the gift wrapping day. If you are able to help in any way please complete the reply slip that was sent home last week (Junior Schools only) and return to the Junior School Reception.

It is a School requirement that all volunteers have a current WWCC:

  • If you have a WWCC, please send an image of the front and back of your card to Community Relations, or alternatively, bring your card to any Tintern Reception to be copied.
  • If you don’t have a WWCC, it is free and easy to obtain a voluntary check. You can apply online through this link:

If you have any further questions please contact Haidee Wallace on 0417 052 273 or email

Careers Night 2018

Save the date for the Tintern Grammar Careers Night! Back again for 2018 on Thursday 17 May at 6.30pm further details, including how to book, will be distributed shortly.

Students and families from Years 9 to 12 will be invited to sit 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 to gain work experience.

We have some incredible Alumni scheduled to attend, from a broad range of different careers and industries, including Brooke Williams, Physiotherapist and Practice Director, Anna Church, 4th Year Medical Student and Caroline Langan-Minca, Motor Mechanic and Business Owner.

Further information, including how to book and a full list of attending Alumni with biographies, will soon be distributed to students and their families from Years 9 to 12.

Friends of Equestrian – Demonstration Day 2018 

The Friends of Equestrian (FOE) were once again proud to host the Equestrian Demonstration Day at Tintern Grammar on Friday 23 February. It was a wonderful event with the students and their horses demonstrating incredible skill, whilst promoting Equestrian at Tintern.

If you are interested in learning more about FOE or the Equestrian program, please come along this weekend to the 18th Annual Victorian Inter-School Horse Trial Championship at Wandin Park, further details included below.

Or alternatively, the next FOE meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 23 May. If you are interested in joining, or just learning more, please contact Mrs Alison Bezaire (Equestrian Coordinator) or Community Relations on 9845 7877.



18th Annual Victorian Interschool Horse Trials 

The FOE group invite you to come along and support the Tintern Grammar Equestrian teams and enjoy a day out at one of the Yarra Valley’s finest estates: Wandin Park, 305 Victoria Rd, Wandin North.

This weekend, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April, the Friends of Equestrian are hosting the 18th Annual Victorian Inter-School Horse Trial Championship at Wandin Park.

With nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria, this prestigious event will be an exciting day for all.



A small group of T.O.G.A golfers gathered at Woodlands Golf Club on Friday 13 October 2017 to enjoy a delightful morning of golf, followed by a lovely lunch. Regulars Lyn Coutie (Stevenson YG 1970), Joan Hoyle (Nairn YG 1952), Di Thompson (Landy YG 1956) Claire Vance (McDonald YG 1957), Deb Gilmartin (Bell YG 1991) and Melinda Thomas (YG 1983) had a lovely day with Lyn Coutie taking out the golfing chocolates with 35pts and Di Thompson scooping the pool with both the NTP and longest drive.

Kew Golf Club was the venue for the 89th annual Women’s Interschool Golf Challenge Cup, held on Monday 16 April 2018. The inclement weather of the weekend fortunately cleared with only a sprinkle of rain, as we were finishing, on what was to be a low scoring day. Lyn Coutie, Marg Carroll (Byrne YG 1969), Jacky Clark (YG 1968) and Melinda Thomas, endeavoured to bring the trophy home for Tintern, however, we had to settle for equal 7th with 106 pts. Genazzano won the day with 122 pts, Clyde 2nd with 119pts and St Leonards/Toorak College equal 3rd with 114pts. A nice win for Genazzano, whose last victory was in 1941.

If you’re interested in joining the TOGA golfers, please contact Melinda Thomas on 9778-3444 or 0417 508 725.

Class of 1959 Luncheon

A wonderful time was had by the Class of 1959 last Saturday, enjoying lunch at Young and Jackson in Melbourne. Hosted by Maureen Orchard (Wiltshire) and Marlene Bevan (McKee), the fifteen ladies enjoyed catching up and celebrating 59 years since graduation.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 10 May 2018 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeza Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Monday 30 April 2018 7pm CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 7 May 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. President: Jonathan Cross
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Wednesday 23 May 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. President: Sandra Garland

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Book is back – Early Bird Offers Available for a limited time!

The Tintern Parent Group is once again offering the Entertainment books 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 2019.

Please click here to order your 2018/2019 Entertainment book. 

All proceeds raised go towards the fundraising for the TPG for 2018.

Tintern Grammar Photo Albums

The TPG is also continuing to offer beautiful quality made customised ‘buckram’ binders for only $72. The albums are Navy, featuring 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

Once you have placed your order, please take your confirmation to the Uniform Shop to collect your Album and/or extra pages.



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