31 May 2022

From the Principal

Tintern Grammar’s “Our Focus, Your Future – Forward Strategy Towards 2030”, endorsed as our school’s compass bearing into the future.

I am very pleased to announce to the Tintern community that at the May meeting of the Tintern Grammar Board, our new forward strategy publication, “Our Focus, Your Future – Forward Strategy Towards 2030”, was endorsed as the formal statement of Tintern Grammar’s future direction. In the coming weeks, this Forward Strategy document will be disseminated to the community.

The expression of the forward strategy was something the Board and the senior leadership team wanted to ensure was in jargon-free plain language, and was an easily understood, expression of what the School stands for, how it serves its students, and what it aims to achieve for its students and community. I believe it will speak with clarity to all of us, whether parents, alumni, staff, or students.

During our consultation phase, one thing that emerged from current parents and alumni was a view that there was a lack of cohesion between the student/parent experience at Tintern, and the School’s promotion and marketing. I am confident that over the development of the Forward Strategy we have addressed this, and that our community will feel that we now promote and articulate Tintern as a learning and growth experience that more clearly and authentically matches the wonderful care, excellent academic learning, and the important broader education, that our students experience over their journey through the School.

Parents, alumni, staff, and students can be reassured that we continue to be absolutely committed to the care and wellbeing of our students as a critical pre-condition for the academic, broader capability, and social/emotional growth we aim to optimise in all our students. We will of course continue to prioritise the excellent foundation, primary, and secondary, academic teaching and learning that underpins VCE and later life success, whilst also ensuring our graduates are ready for the quite different post school landscape they will journey to, particularly when compared to the one that I experienced, and the one many parents will have experienced too.

For our graduates when they leave us, we continue to work together over the school journey with the aim that as Tintern graduates, they will strive to be:

  • Knowledgeable Caring Thinkers
  • Open-minded Enquirers
  • Balanced Risk-takers
  • Principled Reflective Communicators

Based on our community consultation during the construction of the forward strategy, I am certain that our whole community will continue to work with the School to develop these capabilities, attitudes, and dispositions in our students and our community, which will then guide and inform our graduates’ approach to work, to relationships, to aspiration and to their care of themselves and others.

factis non verbis

 

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Sport Matters

EISM Champions Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 24 May, Tintern Grammar students competed in the annual EISM Champions Athletics Carnival at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park against the strongest athletes in the EISM. Track conditions were excellent, and this allowed for an exciting carnival. Our students performed exceptionally well in their events and were able to place in the top three students consistently. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three for their event:

Avie Lee U/13 Girls 1500m     2nd
Harley Cantor U/13 Boys 1500m 2nd
Harley Cantor U/13 Boys 800m  3rd
Amelie Scherer U14 Girls 1500m 1st
Amelie Scherer U14 Girls 800m   1st
Ethan Hoole U/14 Boys 800m 3rd
Ethan Hoole Open Boys Long Jump    3rd
Alexandra Kos U/13 Girls 400m 2nd
Kayla Paton   3rd
Kayla Paton   1st
Heath Fox   1st
  U/13 Girls 4 x 100m Relay  
Tom Hutcheon  U/15 Boys Long Jump 3rd

Thank you to Ms Vine and Ms Ord for their assistance at the carnival and our coaches Sam, Hugh, and Tom from Elitewellbeing.

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Community Matters

Annual Inter-School Horse Trials 2022

Congratulations to the Tintern Equestrian team who competed at their new venue in the Inter-school Horse Trial Championships 2022 on the 21 and 22 May.
 
A special thank you to the Tintern Friends of Equestrian (FOE) for helping make this event such a success. The team, led by Sherie Vicary-Carter and Nelaana Heinrich, worked incredibly hard to organise an amazing weekend, which saw participants from over 60 schools.
 
Thank you also to the Friends of Music Committee who kept everyone fed with their delicious sausage sizzle over the event.
 
A huge thank you to our fantastic Class Sponsors: Hygain, Wagners Saddlery, Balloon Girl, Zoe Vorenas Dressage, Horse in the Box, The Blind Factory, Morgans Winery, Spring Creek Equine, Treadlite Australia, Cavalor Equicare and our Product and Prize Sponsors: Melbourne Refrigeration, Equindade, Bravo Signs, Bramleigh Estate, KB Earthmoving, The NRG Team, Grace Hill Accommodations, Parkridge Hay, Coralea Performance ponies, Balanced Animals and Seville Vet.
 

TPG Trivia Night 2022 – Book your tickets now!

The Tintern Parent Group would like to invite you to test your knowledge and have fun, at their annual Trivia Night! Join us on Saturday 30 July 2022 at 7.30pm at Tintern Grammar. Doors Open at 7pm.

Book your tickets here! Tickets are $15 each.

Choose a theme for your table and ‘dress to your theme’, whether a colour, book, movie, song or television show, the opportunities are endless.

The Silent Auction has been arranged by the Green Team and Social Justice Group, with all proceeds from the Auction supporting Girl Rising, and the subsidiary program Future Rising. This supports Fellows to initiate collaborative programs to address Climate Change. The organisation utilises research that highlights the importance of girls’ education in reducing global poverty, which underpins the United Nations Sustainability Goals.

The Social Justice Group and the Green Team are also seeking donations towards the evening, to be used as prizes or as part of the Silent Auction. If you or your business have something to donate; whether a gift, product or experience, please contact Heather Ruckert by email to hruckert@tintern.vic.edu.au. Any donations will be acknowledged on the night, and in our newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Frank Green Water Bottles

The Tintern Parent Group are offering Frank Green water bottles and insulated food containers at a discounted price to the Tintern Community.

To achieve ‘sustainability in style’ Frank Green have created beautifully designed, innovative and highly functional environmentally sustainable products that are available for pre-order from Tintern Grammar.

Frank Green Bottles are:
• Multi-award-winning product design
• Triple wall vacuum insulated to retain heat or cold
• Durable stainless steel bottle – made to last
• Ceramic lined for a better taste experience
• Bpa free, fda & eu approved safe materials
• Available with a patented push-button lid, or easy-to-use straw lid

With 8 colours to choose from, products available for purchase are:

  • 10oz/295 Ceramic Lined Reusable Cup – $36 each
  • 16oz/475ml Insulated Food Container – $38 each (Limited Colour Options Available)
  • 20oz/595ml Ceramic Lined Reusable Bottle (comes with straw lid) – $40 each
  • 34oz/1L Ceramic Lined Reusable Bottle (comes with straw lid) – $48 each

Orders can be made online here until Friday 17 June, for delivery in early Term 3.

Parent Representatives 2022

Thank you to the many parents and guardians who have volunteered to act as the Parent Representatives for their Class or Year Level in 2022.
We are still seeking representatives for the following year levels:

  • Year 8 Boys
  • Year 9 Boys
  • Year 10
  • Year 11

Please note that some of the Class and Year Level representative are still in the process of being finalised, and this list will be updated on the Portal.

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. We greatly appreciate the time and commitment given by our Parent Reps.

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

If you would like to volunteer to be your Year Level’s Parent Representative or would like further information contact us by email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au or by phone 03 9845 7877.

Thank you to Glynis Casten, who organised a coffee morning on Wednesday 30 March for the families of the 3 year old ELC students.

Footy Tipping Competition – AFL

The Tintern Grammar community footy tipping competition is back again for 2022!

It isn’t too late to join, 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+ @ 28/1/2022) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have any questions please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au and we’ll help you get started.

Cash Prizes awarded for the winners of the AFL Tipping Competition:

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 

Community Group Meetings are now back onsite. Please check the information below carefully for details:

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 2 June 2022 at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here.
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 7pm  President: Debra Fryer Location: CM Wood Common Room
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information 
  • Friends of Snowsports (FOS) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information 
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information  Co-Presidents: Nelaana Heinrich and Sherie Vicary-Carter 

Please select here to view a Tintern map of the meeting venues.

Please note the following CovidSafe considerations to attend an onsite Community Group Meeting:

Upcoming Reunions

  • Class of 2005 – 15+2 Year Reunion – Book Here
  • Class of 2006 – 15+1 Year ReunionBook Here
  • Class of 2007 – 15 Year ReunionBook Here

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Chaplain’s Corner

Reconciliation

As we concluded Reconciliation Week in our school last week, I shared at Junior School Assembly my thoughts on Reconciliation. For inspiration I went to my local news agent and searched through their ‘Sorry’ cards for ideas about how people approach the idea of saying sorry when it comes to personal relationships and to see if these sentiments could also apply to Reconciliation and National Sorry Day that was last Thursday.

Why ‘Sorry’ cards? Because they are written for people invested in relationships who truly want to ask for forgiveness and do this better. In Australia our relationship with our Indigenous people is just that. We are invested and we are sorry and now its time to do something about it, to make reconciliation a reality, and the word on the cards surprisingly seemed to apply.

Listen to the words on this sorry card from the perspective of reconciliation.

I can’t change what has happened,

I only wish I could

Please let me make it up to,

here’s why I think you should:

I know it wasn’t fair,

I never meant to hurt you

But now I have, it’s hard to bear

What we have is special

Far too great to throw away

And I promise to earn your trust once more

Forever and a day

 

The word Reconciliation comes from the Greek work to ‘put back together’ – to make whole.

That’s the goal isn’t it? Through admitting there was harm, asking for forgiveness and pledging to make the future better – that’s reconciliation, that’s a commitment to making something that was broken whole again. Real change happens when we make an issue personal, and its time we made reconciliation more than just a lofty ideal, but instead something personal.

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ELC News

Fingergym

This term at the ELC we have begun our Fingergym program. The program runs twice a week so all children can participate.

Fingergym is a structured rotational program, where the children experience an activity from the following groups:

  • Strengthening fine and gross motor skills
  • Sensory and planning
  • Fine Motor coordination
  • Pencil to paper
  • Scissor work

Each experience specifically targets a child’s development from physically enhancing their shoulder, hand and finger muscles to strengthening their fine motor skills in cutting with scissors, pencil skills and manipulating small objects.

We began our first week as an ELC with experiences that had focus points on bilateral coordination, hand dominance and visual tracking and focus.

Through role modelling and verbal cues from the program, Teachers and Co Educators have been able to observe and support each child as they move through the rotational program to gain a better understanding of their abilities and how to further support them in the future.

All our Early Learners, Pre-Prep A and Prep-Prep B students have responded positively to the new addition to their learning program.

Brooke Mitchell
ELC Teacher

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Girls’ Junior School News

Happy Campers at Lady Northcote.

The Year 3 and 4’s recently returned from a three-day camp at Lady Northcote YMCA, in Glenmore. The girls were bubbling with anticipation and excitement during the lead up to our school getaway. After multiple cancellations of camp across the school in the past two years, the girls were so keen to finally get out of the classroom and tackle some awesome new experiences.

The morning of, there were smiles galore. A real positive buzz was in the classroom as the girls chatted to each other about what they were looking forward to most. After a sweet and swift farewell from parents, the Year 3 and 4 girls marched their way to the bus bay. Any nerves felt by the girls dissipated as we made our first stop at playground for a bite to eat and opportunity to stretch their legs.

Back on the bus, next stop… Camp! We arrived at Lady Northcote – put our bags away and got straight into the program. The activities where incredible. We flew the flying fox, swung on the giant swing, made bullseyes in archery, visited the vegetable garden to make homemade pizzas, played gold with frisbees, built huts out of logs, and whipped up some damper to cook over the flaming coals. The fun did not stop there – the girls also had a pyjama disco, roasted marshmallows, played the iconic Gaga Ball and had a movie night. All this excitement, energy and fun meant for hungry tummies. Luckily for us, the days were punctuated with delicious and warming meals.

At the end of the camp, the girls sat together and ate their final meal– homemade burgers. As we ate lunch, the girls went around sharing their peak and proud. It was so beautiful to hear the girls share how proud they were of their friends for putting themselves out of their comfort zone. The camp was filled with personal achievements that made the girls happy but was also filled with moments of encouragement and support for others – it was awesome to be a part of!

Term 2 is well underway and as always, Year 2 have delved deeply into their learning.

As a class we have been studying the unit “PushMePullYou” and learning about the forces and strengths of push and pull. The girls have visited the STEAM Centre and experimented with magnets; exploring magnetism, repulsion and north and south poles. They created and performed trials with their own mini twist-o-matic amusement rides and they have designed and built toys using different forces. So much fun and learning to be had.

With such beautiful gardens outside our classroom window, we were inspired to create nature weavings. With a full day of persistence, the girls created frames in maths, gaining an understanding of angles and shape, developed their fine motor skills while threading their frames and used their imagination to design their own unique weaving. If you walk past the Colebrook building, be sure to glance your eyes in the direction of our windows. The gorgeous autumn colours in the girls’ weavings are on display.

In addition to the learning within and around the classroom, Year 2 have been joining with some of our Year 3 friends to enjoy lunchtime farm visits each Wednesday. With the help of Mrs Yardley and Mrs G, the girls have caught and held the chickens and rabbits, fed the goats, sheep and alpacas, and even tried their hands at rounding up the sheep. Much rich learning and many thoughtful conversations have contributed to our wonderful Wednesdays.

Sally-Kate Hooi

Assistant to the Heads of Junior School                       

 

 

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Boys’ Junior School News

We have commenced the week in our Boys’ Junior School recognising and actively supporting Reconciliation Week.

In our Year 3-6 Assembly we specifically looked at the dates ‘bookending’ the week…May 27 and June 3; Sorry Day and Mabo Day respectively. A very valuable discussion took place regarding our history and the importance of Reconciliation Week as we committed to the aim of “..creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

 

FIREFIGHTERS

It was another fun and beneficial morning on Friday when the Firefighters returned to our preps and Year 1s on Friday. This time they were reinforcing fire safety, the ‘crawl down low, go, go, go” mantra, a close up look at the fire truck and some hands on, practical use of the firehose!  And we were delighted to welcome Katie as one of the Firefighters on this visit!

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Secondary School News

Head of Secondary 

As we move toward the end of term it has been great to see our students engaged in such a variety of activities across all year levels. A common thread for activities in the last two weeks has been within the academic realm. This has included our Year 7s and 9s finishing off their 2022 NAPLAN testing under the guidance of Mrs Bezaire, as well as our Year 10 and 11 students preparing for their Semester 1 Examinations.  

During both their academic classes and their pastoral time, our Year 10 and 11 students have been focussing on preparing for their exams which begin this week. They have received exam technique and preparation advice from Heads of Department, whilst also receiving subject specific advice during their normal classes. These examinations provide every student with an opportunity to better understand themselves and the processes that best suit them when preparing for such assessments. 

The Man Cave – Year 7 & 8 Boys 
On Tuesday 24 May our Year 7 & 8 boys were part of a program delivered by an organisation called The Man Cave. The program was focussed on youth mental health and aimed at helping our boys to grow into great young men. It provided a safe and caring environment that encouraged our boys to open up about their feelings and to know that at Tintern they are supported and cared for. Our boys were incredible throughout the whole day, to the extent that the presenter’s feedback was that they were the most amazing group of boys they have worked with. As a school we have been working with The Man Cave for a number of years now, helping to develop our boys into fine young men. For more information on The Man Cave, click on the link below. 

The Man Cave | Facilitating healthy masculinity for boys and young men. 

The Butterfly Foundation – Year 7 & 8 Girls 
Unfortunately, a similar program for our girls had to be rescheduled due to the presenter coming down with COVID-19. This program will now be held on Tuesday 07 June and I’m sure will be a great opportunity for our girls. 

Year 9 Elephant Education 
On Tuesday 24 May our Year 9 students received a workshop from an organisation called Elephant Education focussing on consent and safe sex education. This program forms part of our ongoing commitment to the pastoral growth and development of our girls and boys at Year 9 and was really well received. Having younger external presenters often provides our students with the confidence to ask questions that are relevant to them without the fear of being judged by their teachers. They had the opportunity to provide anonymous style questions that the presenters then provided measured and accurate responses to. 

Year 9 House Showdown 
On Thursday 26 May we held our annual Year House Showdown. This event has morphed out of two historical activities that began when Tintern was a girls only school, and from an activity that began for the boys on Maidstone Street. It is designed to help bring together our Year 9 girls and boys and assist with the transition that they will make at the end of this year into our co-educational Senior College. They work in their House groups to choreograph a “dance type” routine connected to a particular theme. This year the theme was B, C or D. Along with the final dance routine, each House is required to produce a video highlighting their preparation and challenges they faced, as well as create a visual flyer that informs readers of their performance. This provides the opportunity for different students to demonstrate their strengths as not all of them are suited to being onstage dancing.  

Like every year, the first few weeks are challenging for the students; however, by performance week the level of competitiveness and sense of pride is incredible with each House determined to win. This year it was Somner Stewart who came out on top with a great final performance. A huge thank you to Mr Kenny, Ms Lowing and the Year 9 pastoral staff who helped to create a fantastic event that goes such a long way to connecting our students. A big thank you also to the parents and family members that came along on the evening to support our students, the crowd was amazing. With the raffle tickets on sale and plenty of very generous guests, we were able raise over $350 for our chosen charity this year, Beyond Blue.  

Touch rugby goal medal 

A huge congratulations to our Year 8 & 9 touch rugby boys who won the grand final on Thursday 26 May. They have had a wonderful season, losing only a couple of games throughout. They played their best rugby in the two weeks of finals to come away with the gold medal victory. 

Year 12 Hump Day 

This week saw the opportunity for our Year 12s to mark approximately half-way in their final year of school. It was conducted on Monday 30 May with a day in their pyjamas, a breakfast together in our Hawthorn Room and some fun and games throughout the day including the ever popular “skittle ball”. It’s important that little moments like these are celebrated so as to help ensure the energy and enthusiasm is maintained by the students throughout the year.  

Webinars

Please refer here for a link of webinars 

 

 

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Tintern Grammar Big Freeze

It’s back! Bigger, colder and more enjoyable than ever.

The 2022 Tintern Grammar Big Freeze is promising to be a spectacular community event while raising funds and awareness for FightMND.

Our leaders are selling Big Freeze Beanies to our Secondary students and encouraging staff to be ice bucketed on Friday 10 June during Assembly.

Mr Fry may well become Mr Ice as he leads the way, returning for another bucketing. Joining him this year, we have

🥶Di G 🥶Alex P 🥶Rebecca I
🥶Oz C 🥶Marlee B 🥶Brett T
🥶Tom S 🥶Trine O 🥶Rev A
🥶Julie T 🥶Matt C 🥶Naomi B
🥶Liz B 🥶Jess P 🥶Sebastien L

The leaders’ aim is to fundraise $1000 to help DIY Big Freeze 8.

You can  help by making a donation through the team’s page: https://hub.fightmnd.org.au/diy-big-freeze-8/tintern-grammar

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Middle School News

Head of Secondary 

As we move toward the end of term it has been great to see our students engaged in such a variety of activities across all year levels. A common thread for activities in the last two weeks has been within the academic realm. This has included our Year 7s and 9s finishing off their 2022 NAPLAN testing under the guidance of Mrs Bezaire, as well as our Year 10 and 11 students preparing for their Semester 1 Examinations.  

During both their academic classes and their pastoral time, our Year 10 and 11 students have been focussing on preparing for their exams which begin this week. They have received exam technique and preparation advice from Heads of Department, whilst also receiving subject specific advice during their normal classes. These examinations provide every student with an opportunity to better understand themselves and the processes that best suit them when preparing for such assessments. 

The Man Cave – Year 7 & 8 Boys 
On Tuesday 24 May our Year 7 & 8 boys were part of a program delivered by an organisation called The Man Cave. The program was focussed on youth mental health and aimed at helping our boys to grow into great young men. It provided a safe and caring environment that encouraged our boys to open up about their feelings and to know that at Tintern they are supported and cared for. Our boys were incredible throughout the whole day, to the extent that the presenter’s feedback was that they were the most amazing group of boys they have worked with. As a school we have been working with The Man Cave for a number of years now, helping to develop our boys into fine young men. For more information on The Man Cave, click on the link below. 

The Man Cave | Facilitating healthy masculinity for boys and young men. 

The Butterfly Foundation – Year 7 & 8 Girls 
Unfortunately, a similar program for our girls had to be rescheduled due to the presenter coming down with COVID-19. This program will now be held on Tuesday 07 June and I’m sure will be a great opportunity for our girls. 

Year 9 Elephant Education 
On Tuesday 24 May our Year 9 students received a workshop from an organisation called Elephant Education focussing on consent and safe sex education. This program forms part of our ongoing commitment to the pastoral growth and development of our girls and boys at Year 9 and was really well received. Having younger external presenters often provides our students with the confidence to ask questions that are relevant to them without the fear of being judged by their teachers. They had the opportunity to provide anonymous style questions that the presenters then provided measured and accurate responses to. 

Year 9 House Showdown 
On Thursday 26 May we held our annual Year House Showdown. This event has morphed out of two historical activities that began when Tintern was a girls only school, and from an activity that began for the boys on Maidstone Street. It is designed to help bring together our Year 9 girls and boys and assist with the transition that they will make at the end of this year into our co-educational Senior College. They work in their House groups to choreograph a “dance type” routine connected to a particular theme. This year the theme was B, C or D. Along with the final dance routine, each House is required to produce a video highlighting their preparation and challenges they faced, as well as create a visual flyer that informs readers of their performance. This provides the opportunity for different students to demonstrate their strengths as not all of them are suited to being onstage dancing.  

Like every year, the first few weeks are challenging for the students; however, by performance week the level of competitiveness and sense of pride is incredible with each House determined to win. This year it was Somner Stewart who came out on top with a great final performance. A huge thank you to Mr Kenny, Ms Lowing and the Year 9 pastoral staff who helped to create a fantastic event that goes such a long way to connecting our students. A big thank you also to the parents and family members that came along on the evening to support our students, the crowd was amazing. With the raffle tickets on sale and plenty of very generous guests, we were able raise over $350 for our chosen charity this year, Beyond Blue.  

Touch rugby goal medal 

A huge congratulations to our Year 8 & 9 touch rugby boys who won the grand final on Thursday 26 May. They have had a wonderful season, losing only a couple of games throughout. They played their best rugby in the two weeks of finals to come away with the gold medal victory. 

Year 12 Hump Day 

This week saw the opportunity for our Year 12s to mark approximately half-way in their final year of school. It was conducted on Monday 30 May with a day in their pyjamas, a breakfast together in our Hawthorn Room and some fun and games throughout the day including the ever popular “skittle ball”. It’s important that little moments like these are celebrated so as to help ensure the energy and enthusiasm is maintained by the students throughout the year.  

Webinars

Please refer here for a link of webinars 

 

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Brayden Stokes (YG 2019 ) and Freya Bryson (YG 2021)

Congratulations to Brayden Stokes (YG 2019 ) and Freya Bryson (YG 2021) on their recent performance in the Mountain District Musical Society (MDMS) production of Les Miserables at Karralyka. Brayden and Freya performed as part of the ensemble to sold out crowds.
 
We look forward to seeing what they do next.
 
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Careers

News from the Careers Department

Year 10 subject choice interviews continue this term and Year 11 students visited the VCE and Careers Expo a few weeks ago. They enjoyed the opportunity to move around the different stalls and speak with representatives from the universities, TAFEs, private tertiary sector and employer groups such as Victoria Police. They also had the option of attending a VCE seminar so a busy afternoon for this year level.

Information relating to the ’Guiding your Future’ online evening on Wednesday 8 June for Year 9 and 10 families 2023 has been sent via an EdSmart form. Please refer to the program as information relating to Year 9 2023 commences at 7.00pm and Year 10 2023 is 7.30pm using the same Teams meeting link. The aim of the evening is to assist the process of informed subject choices and gaining insights about pathways both within and after school.

The latest editions of Career News have been uploaded to the Careers Portal page and each file can be accessed using the link at: https://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/14962/ (Please make sure that you are logged into the Tintern Portal.)

Number 13 Careers News 20 May 2022

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  • Difference between Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath and Myotherapist
  • News from Victoria University
    • VU Guaranteed: Victoria University’s Early Entry Program
    • Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership
  • News from Deakin University
    • Deakin Virtual Open Day
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Aviation at Swinburne University
  • Events at Australian Catholic University
  • Difference between a Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor
  • Aviation Courses in Victoria in 2022  
  • Snapshot of RMIT University in 2022

Number 14 Career News 27 May

  • What does a Clinical Neuropsychologist do?
  • What is a Freelance Journalist?
  • Virtual Tours of Bond University
  • Upcoming Monash Seminars
    • Discover Monash Seminar Series
    • Campus Tours – Winter Holidays
    • Monash Information Evenings
  • The Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) at Swinburne
  • Trades at RMIT
  • Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Remedial Massage Courses in 2022
  • Physiotherapy Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Snapshot of Federation University Australia in 2022

Number 15 Career News 29 May 2022

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • News from Monash University
    • Business Explorer Program
    • Important Information on Medicine Interviews
    • Psychology (Honours) Update
  • BMW NextTech Apprenticeship Program
  • Diploma of Event Management/Live Production at Holmesglen
  • Teach The Future.  Make An Impact with a Career in Teaching
  • Why Study Science at Federation University?
  • News from Victoria University
    • Undergraduate Information Video Series
    • Podcasts
  • Computer Science Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Information Technology Degrees in Victoria in 2022  
  • Snapshot of Victoria University (VU) in 2022

 

 

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Music Matters

Senior Piano Concert 2022

On Tuesday 17 May, the Tintern Grammar Senior Piano Concert took place in the CM Wood Centre at 7:00pm.

The concert commenced with a pleasant surprise from the Tintern Grammar piano teachers, Mrs Fiona Thompson, Ms Catherine Wilson, Mr Ben Taylor and Ms Heather McKenzie. These teachers played an arrangement of the much-loved Hedwig’s Theme from the movie Harry Potter, with not 4, but 8 hands on one piano!

After the teachers’ wonderful performance, the concert continued to a showcase of talent from our Tintern piano students. The repertoire of the concert covered a wide range of styles of music, from Classical to Modern, and had something to suit everyone’s taste.

The students performed with much virtuosity. A highlight of the concert was a Year 9 student, Jason’s performance of the well-known Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement by Ludwig Van Beethoven, one of the most technically challenging pieces on the piano.

In conclusion, the Piano Concert was very enjoyable for both our performers and the audience. I’m sure everyone who attended the concert could hear how all of those hours of piano practice were worth it. Thanks again to the piano teachers for preparing the students and making the concert such a great success.

Helen Yang, Year 10

School Pianist 2022

 

Olivet Visit

On Tuesday 17 May, members of the Tintern Grammar Flute Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble headed off at recess to the Olivet Nursing Home in Ringwood to perform for the elderly citizens there.

The performance began with the flute ensemble performing a well-known Irish air, namely Londonderry Air. After the flute ensemble’s performance, some of the students, including myself, had chosen to also perform a solo piece for the audience. The repertoire was very enjoyable for the audience, and the environment of the concert was very welcoming with a light informal atmosphere. The performance ended with the Clarinet Ensemble playing outstanding pieces.

After the concert we were delighted to receive some small thank you gifts from the staff at Olivet.

Helen Yang, Year 10

School Pianist 2022

Small Ensembles Concert

On Wednesday 25 May, Tintern held its annual Small Ensembles Concert. It was lovely to hear all of our wonderful small ensembles performing and having an opportunity to gain performance experience and share their musical talent with the community. It was a delight to be surrounded by the incredible energy from both the performers and the audience, especially succeeding the absence of concerts during the pandemic. We felt very grateful and fortunate for this opportunity to perform. Accordingly, this gave rise to a cordial ambience, abounding with warmth and support.

The concert presented an extensive variety of performances from the ethereal Scrolls String Orchestra and String Quartets to the sensational Oboe trio, whose performance was recorded as an entry in the Strike a Chord competition. The program also included the flute, percussion, guitar, saxophone, clarinet and Intermediate Jazz ensembles and the contemporary band ‘Bandana’ to bring the evening to a close.

I congratulate everyone on their incredible performances at the event. Thank you to all our performers and our dedicated Ensemble teachers who played a part in contributing to and making this event possible. Special thanks to Mrs Feenane, our Music Administrator, whose constant hard work behind the scenes plays a major part in the preparation for all of our concerts. We would also like to extend our thanks to the students’ families for attending and supporting the music community at Tintern. Based upon the encouraging reception from our audience, both the performers and spectators found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Natasha Gillam, Year 11

Choral Captain 2022

Cathedral Service 2022

On Thursday 5 May, Tintern Grammar held its annual Cathedral Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. The day started with members of the Tintern Grammar Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir, Intermediate Choir and Chamber Choir heading in to the Cathedral for rehearsals. We were greeted with the sight of ‘Gaia’, a huge art-work installation 7 metres across floating before us. After rehearsing our items throughout the morning, we headed off to Federation Square for lunch, where we were rewarded with a few moments of glistening sun; a welcome change in this cold autumn.

We returned to the cathedral, the instrumentalists did some final tuning as the rest of the school community arrived and we were off!

For the processional, the Chamber Orchestra played Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, which featured beautiful sweeping melodies that rang through the cathedral. We sang hymns with the choir captains leading us and the Combined Intermediate and Senior Choirs sang On Eagle’s Wings. The gospel reading was read by School Leadership Team members in five different languages: English, French, German, Mandarin and Dutch. The sermon by The Reverend Doctor John Capper was about finding peace and harmony in the world around you.

A vocal solo, entitled His Eye is on the Sparrow, was performed by one of our choral captains, Ella Jones and it was truly beautiful. The School Leaders lead the church in prayer, while the Tintern Flute Ensemble played Londonderry Air, which matched the reflectional tones of the prayers. The Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir sang The Lord’s Prayer, and later brought the service to a close with John Rutter’s blessing, The Peace of God. The organ, which featured throughout the service was majestic and its full sound resonated impressively around the church.

We were very fortunate to be able to go to the city and have this experience at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Nishka Fernando, Year 12

Instrumental Captain 2022

 

Concerti and Orchestral treats ahead

Make a note in your diary of 15 June, as the date when four of our talented young musicians play a concerto movement each on stage with orchestra in the CM Wood Centre at 7.00pm. Entry to the event is free and further details can be found here . We highly recommend this as a feast of outstanding music and a great way to end Term 2!

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