Posted on July 21, 2020 / Matters
Welcome to Term 3, 2020
Welcome to Term 3. The Community Relations team hope you were able to enjoy time with family and friends before the lockdown commenced. Term 3 this year will be different to any before, with the cancellation of many events both at Tintern and within the wider community. We hope to offer some virtual community events; please watch the newsletter and Facebook for further information.
Our Community groups are still hard at work, planning for the future, and ways to support our Community. If you would like to get involved with any of our community groups please contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or email@example.com.
Here is a look back at some of the events from Term 3, 2019:
Friends of Equestrian – School Holiday Clinics
During the Term 2 holidays the Equestrian Team were fortunate enough to be able to attend two clinics with some exceptional coaches. The first clinic was held on Friday 26 June. It was a pure dressage clinic, held by an Australian German based rider, Caroline Wagner. Caroline competes in Grand Prix Dressage around the world. Tintern Equestrian Team were very lucky to be able to have such an experienced rider guide us. We had a very good turnout with multiple riders from all different levels coming and riding with us.
The second clinic was held on Wednesday 1 July at Pony Club Victoria State Equestrian Centre. This clinic was held by Murray Lampard, an elite level Eventer who competes at 5*. Murray has competed in both Australia and Europe for Eventing. We started the day with group dressage lessons, which every one felt was a very beneficial follow up from our dressage clinic earlier that week. In the afternoon, we had group cross country lessons which were so much fun because most riders had not been able to go on cross county recently from the rainy weather. The riders who didn’t feel up to riding on cross country yet were given the opportunity to ride in a poles lesson.
Overall, both clinics were a huge success which I’m sure every rider learnt something from.
Thank you also to Caroline and Pete Wagner for gifting the riders a voucher for 15% goods at Wagner Saddlery.
Equestrian Captain 2020
Presentation Ball Cancellation for 2020
It is with great disappointment that we inform you the 2020 Presentation Ball will now be cancelled as we do not foresee the restrictions opening up sufficiently to run this event. It is our primary responsibility to make choices which keep our students, staff and families safe.
Social distancing rules and new enforced restrictions make it impossible to proceed with the dancing instructions scheduled to start on 23 July. In addition, the 4m2 rule only permits 140 visitors in the Grand Hall of the Ivanhoe Centre, hence allowing only 1 guest per participant, which we know is not a suitable ratio and defeats the purpose of ‘Presenting’ to your friends and families.
We can also not be certain if the permitted guest numbers will be suitable in time for the Ball. As you know from our previous lockdown the guest number allowance moved slowly once the restrictions were lifted. Numbers started with 20, 50 and then moved to 100 and we are assuming, this will again be the case once these restrictions lift.
We have looked at the possibility of delaying the date, however, we do note that approximately two thirds of the participants are completing a Unit 3/4 subject and now the exams have been pushed out there is no suitable date to suit.
You will have the opportunity to participate in 2021 with your 2021 Year 11 cohort, or, if the numbers support, we will offer a second back to back night for the 2021 Year 12 group. Communication will be circulated early 2021 to gauge your interest.
All monies paid were refunded on Monday 13 July.
We understand this is not ideal, as you have already experienced a year of disappointments and cancellations.
Please know this decision was not made lightly and with the health and safety of all those involved paramount.
Please do not hesitate to contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations office if you have any further queries.
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 19 August President: Debra Fryer Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOM
- Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 27 July 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 9 October, pending restrictions, offsite- Book Here
- This event may be postponed depending on Government regulations.
Community Group Fundraising
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!