Posted on December 10, 2020 / Matters
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Community Relations team and all the Community Groups would like to take this opportunity to wish all Tintern Grammar families a happy and safe Christmas.
2020 was not the year any of us expected. Every one of us experienced the effects of Covid19 and its associated restrictions. Some of our families experienced severe and unexpected financial difficulties. Whilst our students experienced the cancellation of many of the special events that help add joy to the school year. A special thank you to Friends of Young Farmers, Friends of Equestrian and Friends of Music, who all made a monetary donation to support families struggling financially due to the lockdowns. A special thank you also to the Tintern Parents Group, who gifted our entire Year 12 Class a $25 Uber Eats gift voucher, to bring a spark of joy to a final year like none before.
We were grateful for the events and fundraisers that were able to go ahead; the Trivia Night, Mango Drive, Second Hand Book sale, Equestrian Clinics, a virtual Spring Celebration and Spring Garden Tour. We look forward to many wonderful Community events in 2021!
Class of 1970, 50 Year Golden Zoom-union
On Tuesday 8 December at 7pm we celebrated out first ever Zoom-union with the Class of 1970, in celebration of their 50 years anniversary.
There was much laughter, catching up and an instant camaraderie, though many hadn’t seen each other in a long time. The online format made it easy for Interstate Alumnae to join us.
We look forward to seeing the Class of 1970 at their postponed physical Reunion in 2021.
TPG Mangoes and Second-hand Books
Thank you to everyone who supported the Mango Drive. We appreciated your support of the Covid Safe collection process. I hope you all enjoyed the mangoes, as we did!
Thank you also to everyone who submitted books for the I Love Books Second-hand Book Sale, or attended the Tintern exclusive shopping event.
Ritchies Community Benefit Program
The Ritchies Community Benefit Program has contributed more than $50 million dollars back to the local community across Australia over the past 26 years.
The Community Benefit Program has now moved to a new Ritchies Card App, available from the App store or Google Play, and or you can get a new physical Ritchies Card in store. You can to download the App, or apply on line at www.ritchies.com.au/loyalty, and then choose a charity, school or club they wish to direct their financial support.
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 9 February 2021 at 7.30pm President: Haidee Wallace Zoom: Click here to join meeting Password: TPG
- Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 7pm President: Debra Fryer Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOM
- Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: TBC President: Michael Biggs Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOYF
- Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: TBC Zoom: Click here to join Meeting Password: FOYF
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 3% 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!