Community Matters

Friends of Equestrian (FOE) Bush Fire Relief Appeal

Like all of us, the Friends of Equestrian (FOE) team are heartbroken at the recent devastating bushfires across Australia.
Our love of horses and animals leads us to help those who are most vulnerable and cannot help themselves. With millions of animals either killed, injured or lost their homes, they need our help.

The Tintern Equestrian Team and FOE are raising funds to buy feed, hay and medical supplies which will be delivered to Warriors 4 Wildlife.
The generous family from Turner’s Stockfeed in Park Orchards has sourced products directly from suppliers for us at cost price so we can maximise our funds raised.

Members from our Equestrian team will deliver to Warriors 4 Wildlife on behalf of the Tintern Grammar Community.

FOE would also like to take this opportunity to thank Turner’s Stockfeed for their support and help. 

Please make your donations there through this trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/BIMDY

TPG Trivia Night 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Trivia Night. With a fantastic turn-out of over 150 people, some incredible costumes and a joyous atmosphere the Trivia Night was a wonderful success.

Thank you to Adam Kenny and Oriana Constable for their incredible work as Quizmasters! Also to Anne Bortolussi and the wonderful students of the Green Team and Social Justice Group for the amazing Silent Auction and games. A special thank you also to the hard working TPG Committee for organizing an amazing night.

The $5 donation amount of the ticket costs will be donated evenly between:

  • The Smith Family, a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
  • The Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund of Zoos Victoria, which is pooling donations to ensure long-term plans and immediate action can be taken to ensure our wildlife, including endangered species, can recover from these heartbreaking and ongoing fires.

We look forward to another amazing Trivia Night in 2021!

Presentation Ball 2020 – An invitation to Year 11 Students

For a number of years, Year 11 students have had the opportunity to take part in the very successful Tintern Grammar Presentation Ball. We are now inviting Year 11 students to become part of the 2020 Presentation Ball.

A booking has been made for Saturday 12 September 2020 at The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.

The information booklet can be downloaded here, detailing what is involved to participate in the Presentation Ball program. The booklet must be read closely, so you understand the commitment required.

This event is run by a small group of parent volunteers who spend many hours of work planning this Ball to make it an enjoyable and memorable occasion for all involved. We ask for your cooperation wherever possible.

If any parents would like to assist with the Presentation Ball we would be delighted to hear from you.

Full payment for each Presentee is required by Wednesday 25 March 2020 to secure a place. You must complete the Tintern Grammar Presentation Ball registration and payment through trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BIQEK

International Women’s Day – Guest Speakers

We were pleased to welcome back many Alumni to attend International Women’s Day Events.

On Tuesday 4 March we welcomed some of our alumni to chat to the Junior School girls about their various careers in celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day.

Thanks to Jo Newton, Chloe Moorfoot, Philippa Page, Carla Johnson, Katherine Gracey, Kirsty McDonald, Mallory Peters and Peter Spink for sharing their stories.

We then welcomed Jac Cottee (YG 1994), a Qantas Pilot, and Louise Nance (YG 2008), a  Mechanical Engineer with Ford to speak with our secondary students. Inspiring and passionate speakers they spoke of their paths after Tintern, challenges they have found in their working life, and advice for both girls and boys on the future for females in the Aviation and Engineering fields, as well as the broader workforce.

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.

TPG Movie Night – Event Postponed

TPG have made the decision to postpone the Movie Night due to the ongoing Covid19 virus Pandemic. Further information will be shared closer to the time.

Community Committee Dates 

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 12 March 2020 Kennedy Cottage President: Haidee Wallace
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 15 April 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 20 March 2020 1.30pm Kennedy Cottage

Footy Tipping is back!

The Tintern Grammar community footy tipping competition is back again for 2020!

For those interested in joining the 2020 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+ @ 19/3/2020) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have any questions please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au 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!!

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 – https://www.trybooking.com/BHYRO.

Any questions can be directed to Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations, 9845 7877 or communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

Class of 2010, 10 Year Reunion

Thank you to everyone who attended the Class of 2010, 10 Year Reunion on Saturday 22 February at Tintern Grammar. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Reunion, the Southwood tour and continuing on the celebrations at Suburban Dining + Rooftop.

Don’t forget to complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2010tinternreunion

To view all the photos from the afternoon click here.

Upcoming Community Dates:

  • Friends of Equestrian Demonstration Day – Friday 27 March 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 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 – Bonus $10 JB HiFi Voucher

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

Purchase your Entertainment Membership between the 1st – 31st March and you will receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!

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!

 

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