Community Matters

Jazz Night

You are invited to attend the 2018 Tintern Grammar Jazz Night. It is once again shaping up to be an exciting and fun-filled evening. Held on Saturday 12 May at 7pm in the CM Wood Centre, come along and enjoy a glittering night of entertainment and dancing while supporting our music students.

Bring along your own drinks and gourmet snacks.

Bookings are now open and can be made through here through Trybooking:

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 to $15. 

A very special thank you to the incredible Mothers who spent Wednesday 2 May wrapping and preparing the gifts for the Mother’s Day Stall. Your hard work was greatly appreciated by all.

If you would like to volunteer to assist on the day, please contact Haidee Wallace on 0417 052 273 or email

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:

Careers Night 2018

Thank you to the more than 50 wonderful Alumni who will be attending the Tintern Grammar Career Night on Thursday 17 May from 6.30pm. We have an incredible group of people attending from a broad range of industries. This event is ideal for Year 9 to 12 students and their parents/guardians, however, all secondary school students are welcome to attend.

It is a wonderful opportunity to begin or further exploration of Careers and chat with 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 and gain work experience. There will be the opportunity to spend time with our Alumni Career Mentors who share passions or may ignite new ones for our students.

This year representatives from the tertiary sector will be in attendance including the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University, RMIT, Swinburne University, ACU, La Trobe University and Box Hill Institute.

A guide has been created to help navigate the Careers Night and learn more about our Alumni Career Mentors and the tertiary institutions. You can download the guide by selecting here.

The format of the evening includes:

6.30pm – 7.00pm             Exclusive time with representatives from the tertiary institutions.

7.00pm – 7.10pm             Welcome from Mr Fry and Mrs Ruckert

7.10pm – 8.00pm             Alumni Career Mentor booked sessions including one option with the tertiary institutions.

8.00pm – 8.30pm             Open sessions with no bookings required with Alumni Career Mentors

Step 1: Begin with the Event Booklet

Access the event booklet by selecting here and use the index to learn about our Alumni Career Mentors and the industries they represent.

Step 2: Make your Bookings using Trybooking

Visit to register your attendance and follow the process to book three sessions with Mentors and one session with the tertiary institutions.

Step 3: Confirmation of Registration

After registration is complete, you will receive an email listing the times you are meeting each of your Mentors. Please keep this safe as you will need it on the night.

Any Questions?

Contact Heather Ruckert in the Careers Department on 9845 7833 or email

Friends of Young Farmers Social Dinner

You are invited to our Annual Friends of Young Farmers Dinner on Friday 1 June 2018 at 7.00pm at the Croydon Hotel.

All family members are welcome to come along and meet with other families who are interested in the Young Farmers Program and the Tintern Farm.

For further information, or to book, please refer to the invitation below:

18th Annual Victorian Interschool Horse Trials

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who spent Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April at the Horse Trials at Wandin Park. It was the Friends of Equestrian 18th annual inter-school Horse Trials and was another incredible weekend for all involved.

This prestigious event once again attracted nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria.

A special thank you to the dedicated volunteers on the Friends of Equestrian Committee who spent many hours preparing and managing the 2018 Horse Trials. Your expertise and commitment has been invaluable and we are incredibly grateful for all that you did.

Thank you also to the Friends of Music Committee who ran a delicious BBQ for the Horse Trials.

The time and effort you all contributed to this was greatly appreciated.

To read more about the Horse Trials please read the full article in Sports Matters here:

Or scroll down to read the full report from the Friends Of Equestrian President, Sandra Garland.


Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials – 2018 President’s Report

Friends of Equestrian hosted on behalf of Tintern Grammar the 18th Annual Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials Championship at Wandin Park on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018.  The weather was especially kind for eventing, no rain, not too hot and the ground has softened a little due to rain in the previous week.  Conditions were perfect and the committee ready to go! 

This event was attended by over 95 schools with 270 riders entered.  It was run over two days and involves 3 phases the horse and riders must complete.  At the rider/horse combination appropriate level, a Dressage test is first ridden, this is completed in a dressage arena measuring 60×40 and judged by a Dressage Judge who watches each test and marks the horse/rider’s performance of that test and gives each movement a score.  A jumping phase will be next, either Show jumping or Cross Country. 

Show jumping usually consists for 10-12 show jumps on an arena and the aim is for the rider to gain a clear round (not knocking any show jump rails down, 4 penalties for each one) and within the optimum time frame with no refusals of the jump.  Cross country, always a challenge for many riders, the aim here is to compete the course in the optimum time (not too fast or too slow) and have no refusals at the XC jumps (ie the horse stops or moves backwards away from the jump) the penalties for this are 20 points, often enough to drop a rider out of the placings. 3 refusals at one jump or 4 over the course result in the elimination of the rider, so it’s always wonderful for the riders to complete the XC course without penalties or elimination!

This event is a team event consisting of 4 riders from a school (and in some cases composite teams are formed if schools are unable to field a complete team). The 3 best scores count towards the team score. The best score wins the perpetual trophy for the school to keep on site for 12 months. This year it was won by Melbourne Girls Grammar School MGGS Panthers, followed by Hillcrest College in second, Beaconhills College 3rd, Methodist Ladies College 4th, Toorak College 5th and Flinders Christian College in 6th place.

In addition to this team event we are running under Equestrian Australia Eventing rules and therefore we are able to provide riders who ride 80cm and above with the opportunity to accrue points towards being included in the National Interschool eventing team from Victoria.  We provide one of 5 opportunities in Victoria for this and we are the only School only event to do so. This has become a prestigious event on the Interschool eventing calendar and as such the Tintern name is now admired and respected in the Eventing community.  This year due to a wash out in an Event in Haytesbury we were asked by Equestrian Victoria if we would be willing to run a CNC* class for open riders to give them to opportunity to qualify for the Melbourne 3 Day event.  After consultation with the Committee and the school, permission was granted for these riders to have the opportunity to qualify on the same course our interschool CNC* riders were riding.  We had 9 additional riders enter this level and they were extremely grateful for the opportunity to qualify for the Melbourne 3D.

The Committee were a hard-working bunch but could not have achieved what we did without the extra help and support of the other Tintern riders parents, many of who stepped up incredibly to work hard in set up and all weekend. Our sincere thanks go to you for helping us run such a successful event. 

All our riders did a wonderful job on the weekend, we had 3 riders in the placings but all our riders achieved personal bests for the weekend.  For some it was the challenge of their first horse trials and just being there is a wonderful achievement to be proud off, their first clear cross country or the best dressage score they have ever achieved.  We are extremely proud of the whole team, who looked after and supported each other as their parents were working hard on the event.  All of our teams finished with a score and did well as there were over 60 teams entered in this event.  Our teams finished 28th, 37th and 38th respectively.  Below is our teams and their amazing achievement:

by Sandra Garland, FOE President

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: Wednesday 6 June 7pm CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 18 June 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. President: Jonathan Cross
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Wednesday 9 May 7.30pmCM Wood Common Room President: Sandra Garland

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Book – a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the Entertainment Book is the gift that keeps on giving. Filled with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more. The book is current from purchase until the end of May 2019.

Please click here to order your 2018/2019 Entertainment book from Tintern Grammar. Books can be collected from Main Reception, or instantly purchase and access a digital membership which can then be used on two separate devices.

Please contact Community Relations on 9845 7877 for further information.

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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