Community Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for 2020. It is through this section we keep you informed of the events and achievements of the various Community Groups as well as the many and varied activities in which they participate. If you would like to be involved with any of the Community Groups please contact the Community Relations team on 9845 7877 or email Keep your eye on the Tintern Portal as Community news will be updated regularly so you will not miss any important information. If you would like to contribute to Community Matters, email your submissions to the Community Relations Office and we will incorporate your news wherever possible.

Tintern Grammar Community Groups

Our Community Groups are an incredible and invaluable part of Tintern Grammar. They enrich us through fundraising, events and activities that bring together our community; past and present, in celebration and fun. They are also a great way to meet other parents and become involved with the school community!

Everyone is welcome to attend Community Group Meetings. Whether you are curious about joining, wish to meet other parents or just want to lend a hand with a specific event please look out for the dates and times which are advertised in Community Matters each fortnight.

At Tintern we have eight active Community Groups:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG)
  • TPG Fair Committee
  • Friends of Music (FOM)
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF)
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE)
  • Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA)
  • SOBA (Southwood Old Boys Association)
  • TGA (Tintern Grammar Alumni)

The Election meetings provide the committees with office bearers and a direction for the year. They are a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get 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.

For more information on how to be involved please contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or

We hope to see you there!

TPG Trivia Night

Tintern Parent Group would like to invite you to test your knowledge and have fun, at their Trivia Night!  Join us on Saturday 29 February at 7.30pm at Tintern Grammar.

Book your tickets here! Tickets are $15 each with $5 from each donated to a charity.

This year the Silent Auction has been arranged by the Green Team and Social Justice Group, with all proceeds from the Auction contributing to their projects.

Choose a theme for your table and ‘dress to your theme’, whether a colour, book, movie, song or television show, the opportunities are endless.

Senior College students are also welcome to attend.

The Social Justice Group and the Green Team are also seeking donations towards the evening, to be used as prizes or as part of the Silent Auction. If you or your business have something to donate; whether a gift, product or experience, please contact Anne Bortolussi to Any donations will be acknowledged on the night, and in our newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2020 FOM Annual General Meeting

at 7pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020 in the CM Wood Staff Room

This will involve voting in the executive committee for 2020, and we would welcome any interested parents to join us. 

The AGM will be followed by our first regular meeting for 2020 (at around 7.15pm) when we will start to plan our events for this year.

Please contact if you would like further information.

2020 FOYF Annual General Meeting

The Tintern Grammar Friends of Young Farmers’ AGM will be held on Monday 16 of March 2020 at 7:30pm in the Kennedy Cottage (opposite Tennis Courts).

Tintern Grammar’s Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) Committee is an enthusiastic group of parents who support the Young Farmers program at Tintern. FOYF organises a number of activities throughout the year including social gatherings, dinners and functions associated with travelling to Bendigo for the annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show. The highlight of the school year for FOYF is the Spring Celebration where the entire school community is involved to celebrate the farm.

We are currently looking for new members to join our Committee in 2020. The FOYF Committee relies heavily on parent involvement and without this involvement, we cannot support the Young Farmers program.

We warmly welcome new members to join FOYF and encourage all new and existing parents to join the committee.

For further information or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Meaghan Cross (FOYF President) on 0407 817 487.

Presentation Ball Helpers

In 2020 the Presentation Ball will be held at The Centre Ivanhoe on Saturday 12 September

Our dedicated team of Volunteers plan and host the Tintern Grammar Presentation Ball each year. They always appreciate extra assistance, either in the planning stages or at the Presentation Ball.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

Community Committee Dates 

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 12 March 2020 Kennedy Cottage President: Haidee Wallace
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting AGM: Wednesday 12 February 2020 CM Wood Common Room President: Debra Fryer
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting AGM: Monday 16 March  2020 Kennedy Cottage President: Meaghan Cross
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Friday 21 February 2020 1.30pm Kennedy Cottage

Career’s Night – Save the Date

The Tintern Grammar Careers Night is back again in 2020! Be sure to save the date (Thursday 21 May) and stay tuned for further details.

This event is ideal for Year 9 to 12 students and their parents/guardians, however, all Tintern Grammar secondary school students are welcome to attend.

We are again extending an invitation to our alumni community to join us at this event. If you are a past student and interested in attending please register your interest here –

Any questions can be directed to Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations, 9845 7877 or

Foundation Service

Each year our Foundation Service is a wonderful occasion for current and past students, staff and parents to come together to celebrate our school. At Friday morning’s Foundation Service we welcomed back Janine Kirk (YG 1970) and Alex Zaccaria (YG 2006). During the Service Janine and Alex spoke to Brad Fry about their professional achievements and time at Tintern. 

We inducted our Year 7 students in to the Class of 2025, with a badging ceremony as part of the Service.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the School community to be inspired by these accomplished alumni. 

A special thank you to Lyn Bartold (Past Staff) and Joyce Rowlands (Cook 1949) who both presented at the Service.

Thank you to everyone in our Community who attended the Foundation Service and joined us for Morning Tea.


We have a limited number of Tintern Grammar Heritage Calendars. These include the 2020 Tintern Terms Dates.

If you are interested, you can collect one from the Main Administration Reception, or the Junior School Reception during Office Hours.

Upcoming Community Dates:

  • Friends of Equestrian Demonstration Day – Friday 27 March 2020
  • TPG Movie Night – Saturday 18 April 2020
  • 20th Annual Interschool Horse Trial Championships – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April 2020
  • Cathedral Service – Sunday 17 May 2020
  • Alumni Career Event – Thursday 21 May 2020

Upcoming Reunions:

  • YG 2010 10 Year Reunion – Saturday 22 February at Tintern Grammar 3.30 to 6.00pm. Bookings are now open and can be made by selecting here: 
  • YG 2015 5 Year Reunion – Friday 17 July 2020, 7.30pm, offsite – Booking link coming soon

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Books – Now Valid for 12 Months

We are thrilled to announce that Entertainment is going 100% digital. New Entertainment Memberships that we know and love, will only be available via our App from next season onward. Excitingly this means that you Membership is valid for 12 months from the date of activation

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

Please click here to order your Entertainment book from Tintern Grammar. 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!

Tea Towels 

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. Now only $10 each!

To order this treasured keepsake please visit:

There is a  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



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