Community Matters

The Community Relations team and all the Community Groups would like to take this opportunity to wish all Tintern Grammar families a happy and safe Christmas. It has been a pleasure to work with all Community Volunteers; whether you help in the classroom, belong to a community group or contribute to a Community event, your time is genuinely valued. Many of these events would not have been possible without your generous support, and we are very grateful.

All the Community Groups have experienced a successful year that is truly reflective of our families. We look forward to your ongoing support in 2019.

Volunteer Thank You Evening 2018

Thank you to the wonderful group of Volunteers who have assisted at Tintern throughout 2018. Whether as a Committee member, class representative or volunteering at any number of special events, your dedication and support have been greatly appreciated by all. We were very pleased to host over 40 of our dedicated volunteers at the Volunteer Thank You evening on Thursday 29 November. Enjoying delicious food and drink in the Art Exhibition Space it was a wonderful way to celebrate the year that was.

Do you live on a main road in the Maroondah, Yarra Valley, Knox or Manningham area?

Would you be willing for us to put an advertising sign in your front yard to help promote our Fair?

If so, please get in contact – 9845 7877 or!

Volunteers Needed

The Fair committee are looking for parent volunteers to be year level coordinators of the following remaining stalls (please note: year levels listed are 2019 year level):

  • Yr 1 – Cappuccino

  • Yr 11 – Sausage / Hamburger Sizzle
  • Yr 12 – Devonshire Tea

Please email the Fair Committee to let them know you’re interested in being a stall coordinator.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who have already signed on as Stall Coordinators for 2019.

Are you Spring Cleaning?

For the 2019 School Fair our parents and students will be running ‘recycling/reusing/upcycling’ stalls featuring second-hand clothing, books and toys. Please consider donating any suitable items to the school and spreading the word amongst neighbours and friends. In the past they have been fabulous fundraisers, and an opportunity to find some rare and wonderful bargains.

We ask that all donations are in a good clean condition ready for sale. All items can be boxed or bagged up and dropped off as follows:

  • Second hand books are to be dropped to the corridor running between learning enhancement and Kennedy Cottage 
  • Second hand clothing and toys will need to be dropped outside the old boarding house under the cover and Tintern staff will move inside.
  • New items should be dropped in the hallway in Kennedy Cottage.

Thank you for all of your donations.

Fair Sponsorship Opportunities

In 2017, our FAIR raised in excess of $50,000 towards a solar project for our redeveloped 21st Century Science wing. Work has begun on this project and completion is anticipated early 2019. This year, with your help, we hope to continue our sustainable focus redirecting our 2019 FAIR fundraising dollars to wind power and more solar options.

The Fair is held every two years, and previous Fairs held at Tintern have attracted more than 5,000 people.  In the evening, we have an impressive fireworks display that attracts additional guests.  Many families and business owners attend the fair and come from the local and surrounding community.  This creates a unique opportunity to showcase your goods and services or your business.

For further information please read the flyer below, or contact the Community Relations on 03 9845 7877 or


Community Committee Dates 

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Early 2019 Kennedy Cottage Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeza Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Early 2019 CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 11 February Kennedy Cottage President: Jonathan Cross
  • Fair Committee – Next Meeting: Tuesday 12 February Kennedy Cottage CM Wood Common Room Fair Convenor: Amanda McKenzie
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: TBA Kennedy Cottage President: Henrik Qvist

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Book – Perfect for the School Holidays!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift you can still purchase the Entertainment Book Membership! For a limited time they are offering free postage of the books.

Filled with 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.

With many new offers and all the old favourites the value of this book is incredible!

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 – Protect your School Photos!

Protect your child’s school photos with a stunning Tintern Photo Album. The TPG is offering 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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