Community Matters

Speagle Science Centre Opening

We warmly welcome the School community to join us for the official opening of The Speagle Science Centre on Thursday 30 May 2019, 11am – 1.00pm. The building’s namesake Henry Speagle and his wife will be joining us for this celebrated occasion.

To register or for further information please follow this link 

Fair Thank You and Reveal Night

Thursday 2 May, our parent, staff and community Fair volunteers and sponsors came together at our 2019 Giant Fair Thank You Evening. It was a wonderful event acknowledging the valuable contributions from our volunteers and sponsors, as well as the community whose support on Fair Day generated a fantastic contribution towards our sustainability target to purchase a wind generator.

Special thanks again go to the Fair Convenor Amanda McKenzie and her committee. Their dedication, expertise and tireless efforts were instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2019 Fair.

Our sponsors provided financial support as well as valuable goods and services that contributed to the success of the Fair. Thank you to all who contributed and it would be wonderful if we, in turn, could support them by thinking of them when you next make a purchase. Follow this link to watch our Sponsors Thank You video:

Join us for a night celebrating ‘The Legends of Jazz’

Tintern’s Jazz Night always is a much-anticipated event on the Tintern musical and social calendar. Our Friends of Music Committee dress up the CM Wood Centre and the students certainly dig out their finery for a great night of music-making and dancing! Our jazz bands will have just returned from their exciting inaugural performances at the Generations in Jazz Festival at Mt Gambier and will be primed to give us some outstanding performances alongside the fabulous crooners and boppers in the choirs! We are welcoming a new guest dance band this year, “Shifafa on the Side”, who promise to have us up on the dance floor dancing the night away. See the flyer below for more details or follow this link to book:

Mother’s Day Stall

Last Wednesday saw our Junior Schools and ELC students excitedly choosing parents for their Mum or other significant person in their lives. Thank you to the group of incredible volunteers, both at the store and the wrapping day, who donated their time to making the Mother’s Day store a wonderful success.

A special thank you to Danielle Kelberg and Haidee Wallace of the TPG who both worked tirelessly to ensure the store was filled with an incredible array of gorgeous gifts for Mother’s Day.

Tintern Parents Group AGM 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Tintern Parents Group AGM on Thursday 9 May. The TPG members for 2019 are:

President: Haidee Wallace

Vice President: Tim Bray

Treasurer: Ruby Nagendran

Secretary: Roshini Higgins


  • Amanda Henshaw
  • Lorraine Touliatos
  • Rathika Mahadeva
  • Sally Robinson
  • Denise Qvist
  • Mick Humphreys
  • Danielle Kelberg
  • ​​​​​​​Paul True
  • ​​​​​​​Joy Gao
  • Ivy Mao
  • ​​​​​​​Noc Geoghegan​​​​​​​
  • Amanda McKenzie (Fair)

A special welcome to new members ​​​Joy Gao, Ivy Mao and Noc Geoghegan​​​​​​​.

Thank you also to resigning members Djoymi Baker, Yan Tang, Weiping Zhou, Viv Jones and Leeza Crowe, former Co-President. We have appreciated your support of the Tintern and the TPG.

The TPG always welcome new members, please feel welcome to contact Haidee on 0417 052 273 for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations.

TOGA Golf 2019

A trip down to Sorrento Golf Club was required for this year’s Annual Women’s Interschool Golf Challenge Cup, held on Monday 1 April 2019. Celebrating its 90th year, the TOGA golf team of Sue Semmens (YG 1978), Lyn Coutie (Stevenson) (YG 1970), Jacky Clark (Bovell) (YG 1968) and Melinda Thomas (YG 1983) was keen to claim the cup for the first time in this milestone year. The team played well scoring a very respectable aggregate score of 115, however, it wasn’t quite enough to clinch the deal with Korowa taking the title with a score of 134. Read the full TOGA 2018/19 Golf Report here:

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

Want to join the Tintern Footy Tipping Competition?

It isn’t too late to join in the Tintern Grammar Footy Tipping Competition. For those interested in joining the 2019 competition, details are below:

You will then have to log into your own account or create one. When setting up your account, you might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget!

The competition is free and open to our entire adult (18+ @ 21/3/2019) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have, any questions please email and we’ll help you get started.

Cash Prizes awarded:

  • 1st prize $250
  • 2nd prize $120
  • 3rd prize $60
  • 4th Prize $40
  • 5th prize $20

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Committee Dates 

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 13 June 2019 Kennedy Cottage President: Haidee Wallace
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Kennedy Cottage President: Debra Fryer
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 17 June 2019 Kennedy Cottage President: Meaghan Cross
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: TBC Kennedy Cottage President: Vacant Vice President: Karen Trevorrow

Upcoming Reunions:

  • Past Staff Reunion: Saturday 15 June 2019 at Tintern Grammar 3.30pm to 6.30pm followed by dinner at Bucatini
  • Reunion Festival: Saturday 15 June 2019 at Tintern Grammar 3.30pm to 6.30pm:

Community Group Fundraising

Tintern Rose

The Tintern Parent Group are offering Tintern Roses for purchase online via TryBooking for collection on Thursday 16 May from 3.15 to 4.15pm in the Southwood Centre.

Tea Towels – Order Yours Now

Creating Lasting Memories!
Our limited edition tea towel design will be made up of self-portraits drawn by all our children and staff. There are 3 separate designs by our junior girls, boys and ELC.
The pictures and names are arranged as a commemorative design and screen printed onto premium 100% white cotton tea towels.

Don’t forget to order a few extras for family members and your keepsake box. $15 each, or save by ordering 3 for $40.

To order this treasured keepsake please visit:

There is a previous tea towel on display in the Girls and Boys Junior School and the ELC.

Please note: limited quantities available.

Thank you for your continued support!

2017 Tea Towels Designs

Entertainment books are back for their 25th Year!

Entertainment Books are back for their 25th year! To celebrate they are offering a great range of pre-order bonus offers:

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 2020.

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

Please click here to order your 2019/2020 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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