News from Year 10

During the first week of term, the presenters from Elevate Education delivered the ‘Ace Your Exams’ session with a range of practical advice that incorporated the students’ own experience from Semester 1.

There are a number of additions to the folders on the Year 10 Portal page which includes a copy of the Semester 2 Examination Timetable and The Year 10 Social information. Students are still able to return their reply slips for the Level 2 First Aid Course on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November and these folders can be accessed from http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/7456/

The Knitting Project Update 

Last year, Molly Fleming, Nicolani Susanto and I ran an initiative for the Middle School girls called The Knitting Project which sought to create knitted blankets for the Fitzroy Drop In Centre. This centre provides a safe space for homeless people in Fitzroy to rest, eat and receive support. 

It was fantastic to see the community completely support the initiative, through knitting, attending knitting sessions, sewing, donating supplies and most of all, spreading the word! Many people had not picked up a pair of needles in years (or ever!) but fully immersed themselves in the Knitting Project. 

We would like, in particular, to thank Lisa Robson for her enormous help in giving us a crash course on sewing the blankets and Ms Constable for her guidance and support throughout the process.

In total, five full-length blankets comprised of approximately 250 squares were made and presented to the Fitzroy Drop In Centre in the Term 2 holidays. They were very pleased to receive the blankets, not only for their warmth but also for the bursts of colour they added to the space!

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to providing warm colourful hand-knitted blankets during what has been a very cold winter.

by Rose Russell

Student Wellbeing Action Teams (SWAT)

On Thursday 19 October, I attended the Presentation Evening for the Maroondah City Council initiative where groups of students represent their schools in the local area and work collaboratively on a project to enhance the wellbeing of students at their schools. Eliza Allen, Jocelyn Ch’ng, Ella Watt and Jameson Wong represented Tintern Grammar and findings from their project relating to the transition into the Senior College have already been implemented for next year. Our students spoke to the audience about their research and the impact of the changes for our community.

by Heather Ruckert, Year 10 Co-ordinator

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