Community Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Community Matters for 2021. It is through this section we keep you informed of the events and achievements of the various Community Groups as well as the many and varied activities in which they participate. If you would like to be involved with any of the Community Groups please contact the Community Relations team on 9845 7877 or email

Keep your eye on the Tintern Portal as Community news will be updated regularly so you will not miss any important information. If you would like to contribute to Community Matters, email your submissions to the Community Relations Office and we will incorporate your news wherever possible.

Tintern Grammar Community Groups

Our Community Groups are an incredible and invaluable part of Tintern Grammar. They enrich us through fundraising, events and activities that bring together our community; past and present, in celebration and fun. They are also a great way to meet other parents and become involved with the school community!

Everyone is welcome to attend Community Group Meetings. Whether you are curious about joining, wish to meet other parents or just want to lend a hand with a specific event please look out for the dates and times which are advertised in Community Matters each fortnight.

At Tintern we have the following Community Groups:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG)
  • TPG Fair Committee
  • TPG Presentation Ball Committee
  • Friends of Music (FOM)
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF)
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE)
  • Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA)
  • SOBA (Southwood Old Boys Association)
  • TGA (Tintern Grammar Alumni)

We are also preparing for the launch of the Friends of Snowsports (FOS). If you’d be interested in being a founding member of this group, please contact us.

The Election meetings provide the committees with office bearers and a direction for the year. They are a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a broad understanding of the wonderful contribution these groups make to our School.

The events and activities run by the various community groups represent a vital contribution to the enhancement of the school experience for our students and in fostering a community atmosphere across the school in support of parents.

For more information on how to be involved please contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or

We hope to see you there!

Interested in taking on the role of Parent Representative?

Wanting to continue as Parent Rep for your 2021 Class or Year Level?

Parent Representative are a liaison between parents/guardians and the school. Informing parents about activities planned either by Tintern, our community groups or within the class or year level, such as fundraisers or events.

Parent Reps also organise class or year level functions to provide parents with the opportunity of meeting and socialising in a relaxed atmosphere. It would be a great opportunity for class groups to connect, while supporting our local community cafes and restaurants still recovering from the lockdowns.

We greatly appreciate the time and commitment given by our Parent Reps. This role is suitable for Parents or Guardians who are in the workforce or who undertake home responsibilities. It can be shared between many people, or looked after by one person.

A special thank you to our wonderful team of Parent Representatives from 2020. Though the year was not what we expected, with the cancellation of many events and restrictions preventing class catch ups, we greatly appreciated their efforts in unusual times.

If you would like to volunteer to be your Year Level’s Parent Representative, would like further information, or happy to continue in your current role, contact us by email or by phone 03 9845 7877.

As we begin a new year, and adapt to our new Covid normal, we look forward to sharing with you many of the exciting events that help tie our Tintern Community together.

Community Events 2021



2020 Musical

Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 March

Movie Under the Stars

Saturday 27 March at 7pm

2020 FOE Horse Trials, including Anzac service

Saturday 24 April to Sunday 25 April

Cathedral Service 2021

Sunday 2 May at 3.30pm

TPG Trivia Night

Date TBC

Career’s Night

Wednesday 19 May at 6.30pm

FOYF Spring Celebration at the FARM

Friday 3 September, 3.30pm to 7.00pm

Jazz Night

Saturday 27 August at 7pm

TPG Presentation Ball

Saturday 11 September at 7.30pm

Celebration Evening

Monday 11 October at 7pm

TPG Spring Garden Tour

Friday 22 October – 9.00am to 3.15pm

Principal’s Volunteer Thank You evening

Thursday 25 November at 7.00pm

Munch with the Musos

Sunday 28 November 10am

Friends of Music FOM – An invitation to new members

We are ever so grateful for the ongoing support of the parents on our Friends of Music committee.  We welcome new members to join and support the activities of our Tintern musicians. 
If you would like more information or would like to join the committee please contact

Second Hand Books

Thank you to the families that utilised the Second Hand Book Service provided by the TPG.  We hope you found it convenient and beneficial.

Should you require any information pertaining to books on consignment or the status of your account, please contact “I Love Books” at

Thank you for your support of the TPG and our Sustainable School.

Presentation Ball Helpers

In 2021 the Presentation Ball will be held at The Centre Ivanhoe on Saturday 11 September

Our dedicated team of Volunteers plan and host the Tintern Grammar Presentation Ball each year. They always appreciate extra assistance, either in the planning stages or at the Presentation Ball.

Sadly 2020 saw the postponement of the Presentation Ball for Year 11, 2020 students. Please keep an eye here for further information.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

Footy Tipping Competition – AFL and AFLW

The Tintern Grammar community footy tipping competition is back again for 2021!

We are also pleased to announce our first ever AFLW Tipping Competition.

For those interested in joining the 2021 competitions, details are below:

You will then have to log into your own account or create one. When setting up your account, you might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget!

The competition is free and open to our entire adult (18+ @ 28/1/2021) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have any questions please email and we’ll help you get started.

Cash Prizes awarded for the winners of each Tipping Competition:

AFLW Footy Tipping Prizes
The prizes have been adjusted to reflect the shorter AFLW season:

  • 1st Prize $100
  • 2nd Prize $50
  • 3rd Prize $25
  • 4th Prize $15

AFL Footy Tipping Prizes:

  • 1st Prize $250
  • 2nd Prize $120
  • 3rd Prize $60
  • 4th Prize $40
  • 5th Prize $20

If the AFL season is shortened at a later date due to Covid, the tipping competition will continue, but the prizes will be adjusted accordingly. 

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Committee Dates 

We are pleased to welcome our Community Group volunteers back on site. Please check the information below carefully for details:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 7.30pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: CM Wood Common Room 
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 7pm  President: Debra Fryer Location:  CM Wood Common Room
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 15 February 2021 President: Michael Biggs Location: Kennedy Cottage or Zoom:  Click here to join Meeting   Password: FOYF
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Thursday 11 February 2021 Zoom:  Click here to join Meeting   Password: FOYF

Upcoming Reunions 2021


Date and Time


5 Year Reunion YG 2016

Friday 16 July at 7.30pm, offsite

Register here

5+1 Year Reunion YG 2015

Rescheduled from 2020, Date TBC


10 Year Reunion YG 2011

Saturday 20 February at 3.30pm, followed by offsite


15 Year Reunion YG 2006

Saturday 16 October at 3.30pm, followed by offsite


15+1 Year Reunion YG 2015

Saturday 16 October at 3.30pm, followed by offsite


20, 25 & 30 Year Reunion YGs 2000 & 2001, 1995 & 1996, 1990 & 1991

Saturday 31 July at 3.30pm, followed by offsite


35, 40 & 45 Year Reunion YGs 1985 & 1986, 1980 & 1981, 1975 & 1976

Saturday 5 June at 3.30pm, followed by Offsite


50, 55, 60 & 55+ Year Reunion YG 1970 & 1971, 1965 & 1966, 1960 & 1961

Friday 12 November, 11am to 2.00pm


Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Books

We are thrilled to announce that Entertainment is now 100% digital! 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!



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