Community Matters

Friends of Equestrian Annual Horse trial event

 Approximately 280 riders from more than 80 schools competed in the 16th Annual Tintern Grammar Victorian Inter-School Horse Trials Championships held at the picturesque Wandin Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April. There were many personal bests achieved on the day, with many of our Tintern Grammar students achieving outstanding results. The overall winning team on the day went to Haileybury Gold followed by Toorak College Blue and Beconhills College in a close third. Our Tintern Blue team came in 6th place. Thanks are extended to the hard working Friends of Equestrian group and their equestrian coordinator, Mrs Alison Bezaire. Their dedication and commitment is evident producing a high quality professional equestrian event.

Music at the Horse Trials

Photo 2 FOM at Horse Trials 2

FOM logo darker blue for 2016 Tintern Grammar

Thanks are further extended to our Friends of Music group who supported our Friends of Equestrian by running the Egg and Bacon stall at the event, whilst raising some hard earned dollars.

Mothers Day stalls

A big thank you is extended to all volunteers who helped with the Mother’s Day stalls at both junior Schools. Special thanks to Katy Brumley, Haidee Wallace and Lisa Robson for their professional organising and planning of this special activity. All children were given the opportunity to purchase gifts for their Mothers and other special women in their lives. It is always a delight to watch the girls and boys take great pride and care in choosing their special gifts and the School Community is appreciative to the many volunteers who provide this opportunity on the stall or with the preparations.

STEM Robotics

The Tintern Association, through the generous fundraising of Parents and Friends, are pleased to be able to provide 2 new Lego Robotics Kits for the benefits of both the Girls Junior and Middle Schools.  The new Robotics Kits will be a great addition to the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programs, which work to engage girls in STEM disciplines and build self-belief within those fields.

Here is an example of a competition:

Primary Rescue is designed for primary aged students. Robots compete by following a winding line on a series of tiles to a designated rescue area. On the way the robot could encounter obstacles, bridges and short cut opportunities that will challenge the most intrepid programmer. After negotiating the randomly selected path, the robot arrives at a green coloured area which indicates a chemical spill. While the clock is still ticking the robot must find “the victim” before pushing them out of the quicksand to safety.

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We anticipate the girls to have great fun, and enjoy valuable learning through the use of these sets of equipment.

Fundraising activities such as the Mothers & Fathers Day Stalls, Movie Nights and Photo Album sales have helped to contribute towards these purchases, and we wish to express sincere thanks to all volunteers who have contributed towards outcomes such as this over the years.

by Amanda McKenzie, President TTA

Year Level Functions

Thank you to all our parent representatives who have organised some wonderful events so far. Please continue to support their efforts when you can.

Parent representatives also help to keep parents informed of class/school gatherings (i.e. – Community Relations and/or your class teacher may contact you asking you to help promote an event.)  Parent Representatives will be notified of upcoming school events through the Community Relations Office and are also encouraged to periodically check in with your the classroom teacher to see if there are any upcoming classroom events to promote or assist with.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please contact our Parent Rep coordinator, Jessica Adam on 0423 223 296 or

Year 7 families will enjoy a get together at Chapter Too Café (3/110 Canterbury Rd) in Heathmont, on Wednesday 11 May between 9.30am and 11am.

Please RSVP to Kesta Fleming (7D class rep) or 0409 826734

Friends of Music Jazz Night Saturday 14 May

Bookings are open for the Friends of Music Annual Jazz Night. Click here to purchase your tickets through trybooking. Keep the date free and start putting together a table of family and friends. The theme is “Vintage Jazz”, so for those who want to get dressed-up the possibilities are endless. Jazz Night is a major social event on the school calendar for students, families and staff, as well as a major fundraiser to support our music students and staff, so make sure not to miss it. There will be plenty of fantastic entertainment from the New Melbourne Jazz Band as well as a number of talented students showing off their musical skills!  Friends of Music look forward to welcoming as many of our School and wider community as possible at the 2016 Jazz Night, so keep the date free and plan to come along.

Entertainment book 2016/2017

2016 entertainment book

The Entertainment books are once again offered for purchase through the School. These books are full of discounts to be used for restaurants, entertainment, accommodation and a range of services and retail goods. The book is current from purchase until the end of 1 June 2017. Please click here to purchase your 2016/2017 book or download the order form here from the Portal and return to the Community Relations office and collect your book.  For more information please refer to the community news on the Tintern portal or contact the Community Relations Office. You can click here to have a look at what is inside.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

TTA & SPC coming together as one


It is official The Tintern Association and the Southwood Parents Club will be holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 19 May to vote on dissolving the current groups and uniting their groups as a single parent group.

Committees have been working hard to preserve the individual qualities that make both groups unique and valued within our community.

It is anticipated a new parent group will be formed following the Annual General Meeting of the Tintern Family Association Incorporated in late May.

The Tintern family association incorporated is the umbrella body which oversees all Tintern Grammar community groups.

If you have any queries regarding the change or about our community groups please do not hesitate to contact Di Lacey in the Community Relations office on 9845 7893 or email Alternatively you can click here and be redirected to the Community Relations page with all the information.

Photo Albums; New and Old for your children’s School photos

photo albums

The Tintern Association have a limited number of Navy and Maroon old style Photo Albums to offer at a reduced price of $60. These albums feature the old School name printed in gold on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent 30cm x 30cm sheet inserts albums and are large enough to hold the school photos provided by SchoolPix. The Tintern Association are currently upgrading the album design to reflect the new Tintern Grammar name and logo and these will be available later in Term 2 to purchase.  Download an order form here and forward to the Community Relations Office for processing.

Community Committee dates

  • The Tintern Association (TTA) –Next meeting AGM: Thursday 19 May 7.30pm CM Wood Common room President: Amanda McKenzie
  • Southwood Parents’ Club (SPC) – Next meeting AGM: Thursday 19 May 7.30pm CM Wood Common room President: Loraine Allender
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 7 June 7.00pm CM Wood Common room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next meeting: Tuesday 10 May 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage, Community services. President: Joy Ashfield              
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next meeting: Please contact the Community Relations office for next meeting details. President: Kevin Jones







2023 Term Dates