Posted on June 15, 2020 / Matters
Friends of Equestrian – If your child loves horses, then this is the group for you!
The Tintern Grammar Friends of Equestrian (FOE) is a Parent/Grandparent/Guardian group that supports our Tintern Grammar Equestrian Team. Throughout the school year, we organize many events such as our Annual Demonstration Day where the Equestrian Team bring their horses to school and showcase their talents to the school community.
We provide educational clinics throughout the year and we organize our major event, the Tintern Grammar Annual Interschool Horse Trials Championship. We also try and give back to the community in fundraising initiatives where we recently raised funds for Warriors 4 Wildlife Bushfire Relief.
This year, the Friends of Equestrian Group were six weeks out from the 20th Anniversary of the Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials Championships when COVID-19 hit and we unfortunately had to cancel our wonderful event. The Horse Trials is a major part of the Equestrian Australia Interschool Eventing calendar and last year we had participants from nearly 100 schools and close to 400 riders participating. We had participants travel from far and wide, including Tasmania and International riders from New Zealand and Hong Kong.
As we start to slowly get back to ‘normal’ and we look forward to organizing some new events, we’d like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who has an interest in the equestrian world to get involved in our FOE Parents Group. You don’t even need to own a horse! We’d love to see any students and their families who’d like to get involved, to contact us and have a chat. We are in the process of organizing some fun and exciting clinics for our Equestrian Team and would love to see some new faces join in.
If you, your son or your daughter loves horses, then this is the group for you!
If you’d like to become involved, or chat to someone in the group, please feel free to contact us via the Community Relations office at email@example.com
We looking forward to hearing from you soon!
The FOE Parents Group Team
Tintern Grammar Community Business Listing
To further support our strong community and fellowship, Tintern Grammar has established a Community Business Directory. You can view the current listings here, we invite you to support these local businesses.
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 here.
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 11 August President: Haidee Wallace Zoom: Click here to join meeting Password: TPG
- Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 15 July 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- Book Here
- This event may be postponed depending on Government regulations.
Community Group Fundraising
Entertainment Books – 2 Months Extra Free!
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!
Thank you from the Tintern Parent Group