Community Matters

2016 Movie Under the Stars – Inside out – book your ticket now for Saturday 5 March!

disney-pixar-releases-official-inside-out-movie-poster with trybooking link

Bookings are now open for Inside out. Book your tickets through: 

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 email Jessica Adam at phone 0423 223 296 

If you would like to advertise your business on the big screen or sponsor one of the community groups please download a form here and send to the Community Relations office. Alternatively you can email Amanda McKenzie at or phone 0419 313 279

2016 Parents Welcome Evening

A lovely night was had by all at our recent Parent Welcome evening. Approximately 70 new and current parents and guardians joined our Principal, Mr Bradley Fry, in the Visual Arts Centre to enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst listening to the wonderful music of our Kelson String quartet and harpist, Adele Bicknell. One of our 2015 School captains, Alfred Kouris and vice captains, Chase Young shared their Tintern experience with the group highlighting the many opportunities Tintern had offered them over the years and how confident and ready they are to take on university life. Thank you to representatives of our community groups who also attended to share and promote their cause to the new and current families.  Members of our Executive and level coordinators were also on hand to welcome our families to the new School year.

Friends of Equestrian (FOE)

Our wonderful Friends of Equestrian have been working tirelessly on their 16th Victorian Horse Trials to be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April at the beautiful Wandin Park. The FOE are also very proud to announce that we are now an official qualifying event for the Australian Interschool Horse Trail Championships. Please share and like the Facebook event by clicking here. This prestigious event attracts nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria. 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, Victoria Rd. Wandin North (Melways Ref. 119 G7). Full canteen is available both days.

Entries are now open and will be received online through or click here to begin your entry.

If you or child is interested to find out more or you would like to be involved with this event please contact the event secretary, Mrs Sandra Garland on 0425 735 577 or email

Trevorrows ISJ 190216

Ella and Lilly Trevorrow represented Tintern Grammar last Friday at Ayr Hill for Round 1 of the ISJ Interschool Show Jumping Series. This event is a large event where more than 50 schools are represented with over 70 riders in some sections. Both girls jumped extremely well completing the first 2 rounds successfully. Ella and Lilly aim to continue at a future event to complete the series. Well done girls.

Equestrian Display day Friday 18 March

The Friends of Equestrian with the support of the school will be hosting an Equestrian display day on Friday 18 March. This is a fabulous opportunity for the Tintern Equestrian team to demonstrate their sport to the school and to promote Equestrian at Tintern. If you are free please come along at lunchtime (from 12.30pm) on Friday 18 March to support our Equestrian team.

Community Groups AGMs

Look out for the dates and times for all the Community groups’ AGMs. This is a wonderful chance to meet fellow parents and become involved with the School community. The AGM is the official meeting for the year and provides the committees with office bearers and a direction for the year. Visitors attending the AGM are given a broad understanding of the wonderful contribution these groups make to our School. The events and activities run by the various community groups represent a vital contribution to the enhancement of the school experience for our students and in fostering a community atmosphere across the school in support of parents. Everyone is welcome. For more information on how to be involved please contact the Community Relations Office, Mrs Amanda McKenzie on 9879 1543 or Mrs Loraine Allender on 0417 592 064. We look forward to many new faces joining the committees.

AGM’s for FOYF and FOM

Two of our special interest groups are having their AGM’s in the next couple of weeks and you are invited to attend if you are interested to join these dynamic groups or would just like to find out more.

FOYF – Friends of Young Farmers AGM will be held on Tuesday 1 March @ 7.30pm in Kennedy cottage, Community Relations office (double storey cottage beside the tennis courts and behind the pool)


FOM – Friends of Music AGM will be held the following week on Tuesday 8 March @ 7pm in the CM Wood common room. (staff room in the CM Wood centre)


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. This year we are introducing a volunteer parent representative coordinator, Mrs Jessica Adam, who will be on hand to assist and guide you with your events. If you would like to discuss to find out about the rewarding Parent rep role please call the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or call Jessica direct on 0423 223 296 . 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  and return via your child’s class/ form teacher or email directly to

Photo Albums; New and Old for your children’s School photos

photo albums

The Tintern Association have a limited number of Navy and Maroon old style Photo Albums to offer at a reduced price of $60. These albums feature the old School name printed in gold on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent 30cm x 30cm sheet inserts albums and are large enough to hold the school photos provided by SchoolPix. The Tintern Association are currently upgrading the album design to reflect the new Tintern Grammar name and logo and these will be available in Term 2 to purchase.  Download an order form here  and forward to the Community Relations Office for processing

Community Committee dates

  • The Tintern Association (TTA) – Next meeting: Thursday 17 March 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services President: Amanda McKenzie
  • Southwood Parents’ Club (SPC) – Next Meeting: Monday 21 March 7.30pm Southwood centre, Boys junior school President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting & AGM: Tuesday 8 March 7pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting & AGM: Tuesday 1 March 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next meeting: Please contact the Community Relations office for next meeting details. President: Kevin Jones






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