Senior College Welcome

As expected, our return to school for 2018 has presented us with a busy and exciting first week. New and returning students began last week and it has been wonderful to see students and teachers reconnect after the summer break. I would like to thank all staff and parents involved in our Information Evening on Tuesday 29 January. If you were unable to attend the evening, please check your son/daughter’s Year Level page on the myTintern Portal for copies of information presented by their Year Level Co-ordinators.

Last Friday we held our Tintern Grammar Foundation Service celebrating our school’s rich history. It was a fantastic event and we were very happy to have alumni, past staff, Board members and Life Governors in attendance.

We have a number of upcoming events I would like to highlight for you:

The House Swimming event on Friday 16 February is a significant event as the move from Term 4 to Term 1 will allow all secondary students, including Year 12s, to participate. Days such as this provide students with an opportunity to develop relationships and build their allegiance to their peers and House. All students are expected to attend and to contribute to their House by either participating in individual and group events or by providing support to others in the House or assisting with official duties. The success of the House Swimming event is dependent on all students actively contributing. It is an especially enjoyable day thanks to the outstanding leadership of our House Captains who expect and need the support of all their House peers.

Year 10, 11 and 12 Camps and Conferences will be taking place from Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 February. Please visit this link Camps Flyer 2018 for further information about the individual camp programs for each year level. It is also worth noting the Camp Refund Policy which is also included in the information flyer.

On Friday 23 February we will be holding the Year 12 Induction and 2017 Duces Assembly in the CM Wood Centre from 8.40-9.30am. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly to acknowledge the achievements of our Class of 2017 and support our Class of 2018.

This time of the year for many staff and students is one of new beginnings. I am beginning a new position and we have new staff and students who are fast becoming connected members of our community. We have Year 10s adjusting to the Senior College and working with their new classmates, Year 11s commencing VCE, VET and IB classes and Year 12s starting their final year of secondary schooling. What we all have in common is that these new beginnings present us with a variety of opportunities and emotions. These times can be wonderfully exciting, but daunting at the same time as we don’t know what to expect and sometimes fear the unknown. Despite this, we must all look to develop and grow individually and as a community and embrace opportunities as they present.



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