Posted on May 19, 2020 / Matters
National Volunteer Week
This week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we wanted to thank all of our valuable volunteers within the Tintern community. Our volunteers assist within many areas of Tintern Grammar, from our School Board, assembly speakers, community groups, Fair volunteers, annual event volunteers, fundraiser groups, current students, alumni, current parents, past parents and staff. Our strong sense of community is what truly sets Tintern Grammar apart and we are grateful for your support.
Posted by Tintern Grammar on Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Tintern Parent Group – 2020 AGM
Don’t forget the TPG AGM is to be held tonight online. To join the meeting login here on from 7.15pm, remember that this includes video and audio:
- Password: TPG
To enter the meeting via audio only, call 03 7018 2005 and enter Meeting ID: 892 176 621.
All parents are welcome to attend and be a part of the Tintern Parent Group. We look forward to seeing you online at the AGM.
Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) AGM
Thank you to all those who attended the Tintern Old Girls Association AGM on Thursday 30 April, including three new members.
We are very appreciative of the time and expertise the volunteers of TOGA give to support our Community, many of whom have been members for many years. Their dedication and commitment to the many Alumni events has been greatly appreciated.
A special thank you to Carol Robertson (Hogan, YG 1980), who has been re-elected as President for the 12th year. Carol is a regular contributor at all of our Reunions and we are grateful to have her support for another year.
A thank you to Jenny Brown (YG 1981) who is celebrating her 14th year of dedicating her time and skill to manage the portfolios for the Nancy Lancaster Fund, Life Members Fund and the General TOGA account, and is continuing on the Committee.
Congratulations also to Life Governor Lynne Franke (Bernadou YG 1958) who is celebrating her 30th Year on the TOGA Committee.
From Left: Carol Robertson, Jenny Brown and Lynne Franke
Tintern Grammar Community Business Listing
To further support our strong community and fellowship, Tintern Grammar is establishing a Community Business Register.
We understand that the constantly changing situation with Covid-19 has impacted businesses across our community, therefore if you are currently reshaping your business model to accommodate the changing landscape or simply wanting to share new business offers, you can now join our business register by filling out our online form –https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLS3K25
We look forward to supporting your business.
Working With Children Check
Tintern Grammar requires all volunteers to have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). Our volunteers are a vital part of our Community, whether a member of one of sour Community groups, or assisting at an event If you are intending to volunteer at Tintern in the future:
If you have a current WWCC
- Please provide a copy to us in Community Relations, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Tintern Grammar by Tuesday 26 May 2020.
- You are also required to register as a Volunteer of Tintern Grammar through your WWCC Account here.
If you don’t have a current WWCC
- Applying as a Volunteer is free and easy. You can register online here.
- Please ensure you register as a volunteer of Tintern Grammar, and include any other organizations at which you volunteer.
- When completed, send the confirmation through to us at email@example.com by Tuesday 26 May 2020.
Online Parent Group Catch Ups
With the current Social Distancing requirements it has been almost impossible for our parents to catch up. Some of our Parent Representatives have been organizing online meet ups via Zoom, House Party, Whats App or any number of other social apps. Look out for communications regarding any year level catch ups for your class.
Although this looks very different to the dinners, morning teas and mini golf sessions that many were planning at the beginning of the year, it is equally important that as parents and guardians you stay connected with each other, as well as your children stay connected with their school and friends.
Please remember if you hear of any distress, concerns or questions within your year level, please do not hesitate to let your immediate class room teacher/pastoral mentor know or feel welcome to reach out directly to your Head of School. If you are not sure, you are always welcome to call or email me as well (firstname.lastname@example.org or 9845 7893). I am working both from home and in the office so any messages left on my phone will be received, so please feel free to leave me a message if you do prefer to phone in.
We still have a number of junior school year groups along with the Year 12 cohort, who do not have ‘official’ parent reps. If you have a son or daughter these years please let me know if you, or someone you know could help out, or you may know of someone already doing the role.
As they saying goes “We are all in this together” so please do not hesitate to reach out if you need.
Community Committee Dates
Please note that due to Tintern moving to online teaching in response to the Covid19 virus, all Community Group Meetings will be held online.
Further information will be provided.
- Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Tuesday 19 May 2020 President: Haidee Wallace Zoom: Click here to join meeting Password: TPG
- Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Monday 10 June 2020 President: Debra Fryer Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOM
- Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 15 June 2020 President: Michael Biggs Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOYF
- Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: TBC
- YG 2015 5 Year Reunion – Postponed to Friday 28 August, pending restrictions, offsite
- This event may be postponed depending on Government regulations.
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!
You can purchase a membership now, for yourself, friend or family member, and activate at any time over the next 6 months (extended from 60 days). You then have 12 months to take full advantage of the many wonderful offers!
You can purchase Woolworths Wish e-vouchers for a 5% discount. Whether purchasing to do your weekly groceries, shopping at Big W, or stocking up on Essentials at BWS, Cellarmasters or Dan Murphy’s, or even getting petrol at Woolworths Caltex, the savings can add up:
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!