Community Matters

As Term 1 draws to a close, the Community Relations team would like to wish the Tintern Grammar community a happy and safe holiday break. A big thank you is extended to all our volunteers who support and help in a variety of ways around our School and we look forward to seeing you all in Term 2.

Parent Representatives 

Jessica Adam

Hello fellow Tintern Grammar parents,

As a new parent in the Tintern Community I’ve been particularly keen on the opportunities to meet other parents and stay connected. I’ve volunteered to help organise representatives for each class/year level as I believe parent involvement in the classroom and school community is a critical piece to the overall sense of community we share. We’re still looking to find parent representatives for many classes.  Would you please consider signing up to represent your son or daughter’s class?  

Generally speaking, Parent Reps help by organising class or year level gatherings in order to provide opportunity to better get to know one another.  Now that Eastland is complete, there are many great places to meet for lunch, coffee or wine:  Alternatively we have Cafe Emjay in Ringwood East or Leaf and Vine in Ringwood North:

Parent representatives also help to keep parents informed of class/school gatherings (i.e. – Community Relations and/or your class teacher may contact you asking you help promote an event.)  Parent Representatives will be notified of upcoming school events through the Community Relations Office and are also encouraged to periodically check in with your classroom teacher to see if there are any upcoming classroom events to promote or assist with.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please let me know.  I’m happy to help assist you. You can contact me on 0423 223 296 or

Friends of Music Jazz Night Saturday 14 May

FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

FOM are busy planning for the annual Jazz Night which will be held on Saturday 14 May. Keep an eye out for tickets which are expected to go on sale early next term, but in the meantime keep the date free and start thinking about putting together a table of family and friends. The theme will be “Vintage Jazz”, so for those who want to get dressed-up the possibilities are endless. Jazz Night is a major social event on the school calendar for students, families and staff, as well as a major fundraiser to support our music students and staff, so make sure not to miss it. There will be plenty of fantastic entertainment from the New Melbourne Jazz Band as well as a number of talented students showing off their musical skills!  Friends of Music look forward to welcoming as many of our School and wider community as possible at the 2016 Jazz Night, so keep the date free and plan to come along. Allana Bettess

Southwood Parents Club Trivia Night Saturday 7 May


The SPC Invite all members of the Tintern Grammar Community to join with us for our annual TRIVIA NIGHT To be held in The Southwood Centre (or the CM Wood Centre if numbers grow!) on Saturday 7 May 2016 @ 7.30pm. At only $10 a head, this always entertaining night is a wonderful way to join together with other members of our school while having many laughs. Please email to confirm your place…either as an individual, or make a table of 6-12 people. We would love to share this wonderful evening with you. Loraine Allender

Friends of Equestrian (FOE)

Our wonderful Friends of Equestrian have been working tirelessly on their 16th Interschool 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 they 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

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

Year Groups 2001 & 1996 Reunions

A wonderful afternoon was shared on Saturday 19 March when our past students from year groups 2001 and 1996 came back to visit School and reconnect with each other. Thank you to the past student volunteers Lynne Franke, Doris Rose and Marlene Bevan who assisted with the displays and on the day. Thanks are also extended to our 12’s Gen Barclay, Rachael Merrit, Rory Shepherd, Heidi Ruckert, Sam Sharwood, Max Hutchinson and Isabella Cosentino who at this very busy time of the term volunteered to be tour guides. Many stories were swapped and memories retold.

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 later in Term 2 to purchase.  Download an order form here  (Please include link) and forward to the Community Relations Office for processing.

Footy Tips

You are invited to join the Tintern Grammar Community footy tipping competition. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just follow the colours join up now!

Click on the following link, enter the password and then click ‘join’ to sign up and you’re ready to tip!

Password required: tintern

Once you have signed up just look for the little red box “Tip now” and select your weekly tips.  Round 1 has started, but you can still join up.

You might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget over the term holidays.

The competition is free and open to our adult (18+ @ 24/3/2016) Tintern community including staff, parents and Alumni. Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter.

And yes folks there are cash prizes!!

1st prize $250

2nd prize $120

3rd prize $60

4th Prize $40

5th prize $20

If you have any questions please email and we’ll help you get started.

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Committee dates

  • The Tintern Association (TTA) – Next meeting: Thursday 21 April 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services  President: Amanda McKenzie
  • Southwood Parents’ Club (SPC) – Next Meeting: Monday 18 April 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





2023 Term Dates