Community Matters

TTA & SPC coming together as one

The Tintern Association and the Southwood Parents Club have been working together this term to unite their groups as a single parent group. Committees have been working hard to preserve the individual qualities that make both groups unique and valued within our community. It is anticipated a new parent group will be formed following the Annual General Meeting of the Tintern Family Association Incorporated in late May. The Tintern family association incorporated is the umbrella body which oversees all Tintern Grammar community groups. If you have any queries regarding the change or about our community groups please do not hesitate to contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations office on 9845 7893 or email

2016 Movie Under the Stars

Congratulations to the Community and student Groups for all their hard work in planning and organising the Tintern Grammar Movie Under the Stars night. On Saturday 5 March approximately 400 of the Tintern Grammar community came together to watch Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ on the Tintern Oval. The weather was kind and provided a beautiful night for us all to enjoy a relaxed picnic atmosphere. The Community Groups provided us all with some yummy treats. A very big thank you is extended to the many volunteers and supporters from our community and in particular Mrs Jessica Adam who as the parent coordinator helped this event to be a successful ‘Friend Raising’ activity.

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.
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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

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.

2016 Presentation Ball Saturday 10 September

 Official Group Photo without names 2015
All Year 11 boys and girls should have now received a booklet inviting them to participate in the 2016 Presentation Ball. This enchanted evening is about having fun and learning how to conduct oneself in a more formal environment. It enables participants to establish and further develop friendships. The evening is an introduction to dancing and etiquette in a formal setting that teaches behaviours which are transferable to any number of social occasions and future business life. All bookings and payments are received through trybooking. The booking window is now open and you can book your participation at Please contact the Community Relations office if you require more information.

Community Group AGMs

The Friends of Young Farmers and the Friends of Music have now held their AGM’s for 2016. We congratulate the renewed Friends of Young Farmers committee and we welcome Catherine Forbes as Secretary and Tim Stuchbery as Treasurer. Thank you to Warren McDonald who remains on the committee but has stepped down as secretary. Warren has held the secretary position since the groups inception and will continue to be involved; his youngest child finished Year 12 in 2015. Thanks are also extended to Phil Ashfield who has stepped down as Treasurer since his youngest child also finished last year. 2016 FOYF committee: President: Joy Ashfield, Vice Presidents: Jenny Horvath & Meaghan Cross, Secretary: Catherine Forbes & Treasurer: Tim Stuchbery.
The Friends of Music (FOM) committee welcome and congratulate the new 2016 committee. All positions remain the same except Allana Bettess has stepped down as secretary to take up the Vice President position and Melissa Settle has taken on the secretary role. 2016 FOM committee: President: Tim Oldmeadow, Vice President: Allana Bettess, Secretary: Melissa Settle & Treasurer: David Apsey.

The events and activities run by all the 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 and being involved.

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

FOM Jazz Night Save the Date: Saturday 14 May

Our Friends of Music invite you to save the date for their upcoming ‘VINTAGE JAZZ’ night. Featuring performances by student ensembles and great dance music to get you up on your feet, courtesy of the New Melbourne Jazz Band. Mark this date in your calendars now; more details to follow soon.

Past Student news

Brendon Green, Zoe Stephenson and Bailey Pyman have been invited to participate in Maroondah’s ‘Pure Talent Performance’.

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They will be performing at Karralyka on Thursday 28 April from 6.30pm.

Tickets available through Karralyka here

As part of National Youth Week 2016, Maroondah City Council presents a collaborative showcase celebrating the artistic talents of young people in Maroondah.  

The Pure Talent Performance evening is one of two elements in the 2016 Pure Talent Youth Arts Showcase. 

The performance element highlights students in Maroondah who have been recognised by their teachers for their talent and dedication to their chosen art form. The evening will include performance pieces in both drama and music as well as visual exploration through film.  

The Pure Talent Performance Showcase focuses on the final exam pieces of Year 12 students but also includes performances from Year 11 students.

Brendon Green will be on guitar, Zoe Stephenson will be singing and Bailey Pyman showcasing his drama piece.

We are inviting all members of the community to support Maroondah’s local talent in an exciting celebration of young people.

If you get a chance go along and show your support of our past students.

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 19 April 7pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 10 May 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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