14 Sep 2021

Principal Matters

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question . . . or is it, actually?

This week I witnessed a public conflict between pro- and anti-vaccination individuals and groups for the first time. The vitriol associated with this issue troubles me enormously, particularly as I look ahead, as I suspect we are all going to see a lot more of it in the days to come. Vaccinations generally, and COVID-19 vaccinations particularly, is a topic that many people hold very strong opinions about, one way or the other. Some people are emotionally tied to a particular position, others pragmatically aligned for or against, and surprisingly (to me), some people say that they don’t really have an opinion or don’t care about the matter at all. Most of you will already know I am pro-vaccination, something I’m happy to acknowledge.

My father said to me, and more than once, “never bring up politics or religion at a dinner party”. He always added, “or anywhere else, for that matter”! I am wondering now whether we may need to add vaccination to that list.

There are various elements of the debate that all of us may acknowledge or support, for instance, safety of the community, freedom to live, individual rights, or the safety of children. This support may be expressed quite differently between people, and with different strengths of conviction. For people who hold to a particular view, the opposing view may be nearly impossible to understand. This is going to create real difficulties for us as a community, a school, and a society.

A fundamental right of every Australian is the right to free speech. We do not live in the kind of society George Orwell sketched in 1984 where the government requires thought- or speech-compliance and conformity from all its citizens. As a democratic principle, I doubt the notion of free speech has many detractors. But the exercise of freedom of speech can create enormous conflict when views are strongly held and uttered, and the opposing view is equally passionately supported. Striking a middle ground requires hard work, compromise, and a willingness to concede that someone else’s point of view is sacred to them, just as we believe in the rightness of our own opinions.

Sadly, I think that vaccination is going to generate significant social unrest in Melbourne, across our state, throughout Australia, and probably beyond our shores in the weeks and months to come. It seems increasingly clear that we are moving into a world where people who are COVID-vaccinated will enjoy more freedoms and opportunities than those who are not. The unvaccinated may well face significant limitations and constraints on the way they wish to live, and may end up comprising a sort of caste. They may also feel socially excluded and shunned.

I find this prospect really worrying. Anyone who holds very strong anti-vaccination views, for reasons that make sense to them, will share my concern, and may well feel a considerable degree anxiety, stress, or anger at the prospect of having a different future from their vaccinated neighbours and friends. For those who are strongly or pragmatically pro-vaccination, the view they have of their future makes perfect sense to them: they have made what they are sure is a safe and responsible choice and deserve the freedoms we all used to take for granted.

So why spend 500 words laying out what is probably obvious to most, perhaps all, of you reading this?

The reason is that I think we may likely have some of these strong and opposing views in our school community. If we do, we will most likely also have debates that can become volatile. Words get said, actions get taken, things that can be corrosive to our sense of a united community, which is one of the most powerful things that has supported and helped our students, our staff, and our families through this extremely difficult last 18 months.

I have felt the unity of our community strongly during the pandemic and know how important it has been, not just to me but to all of us, staff, students, families, friends. It has buoyed us up and helped us cross the stormy seas of COVID-19 in way that my colleagues at other schools do not report. I believe we must hold on to this sense of shared purpose for the sake of our young people particularly, but also for our whole community, because this pandemic is certainly not over yet.

I want to make some suggestions about how we can approach what may be very different points of view from people we know, and in a way that preserves our commonality. How can we respond to radically different opinions when these differences cannot be reconciled to the views we hold?

I see the Compass Point of “Respect” as the foundation of our response. We can respect the right of someone to hold a view different from our own. We can respect the right of someone to think differently to ourselves. We can respect the right of someone to make different choices. It does not mean we must agree with them. It does not mean we are bowing to their views. It does not mean our own view must change or that it has less value. It means we agree to disagree, respectfully. I appreciate there is more to this with regard to COVID-19, with its touchstones of health and wellbeing, safety and freedom. But respect needs to underpin all our relationships and interactions, in and out of school, and the issue of whether or not to get vaccinated is no different, just potentially more difficult to manage.

I will be talking to our secondary students about this, reinforcing the value of respectful debate, diversity, and difference. It will be reassuring to know that in our school, we all are willing to acknowledge the enormous value we place in the diversity within our community, the value and importance of each of us, and the right of each of us to make our own choices, even when others disagree.

Factis non verbis




Curriculum Matters

September Curriculum Matters

Term 3 is ending in a similar vein to which it started, in terms of our learning environments. Our staff members have worked hard to continue to bring engaging and meaningful experiences into their virtual classrooms, as they have pivoted to and from onsite to online platforms during the past 2 months. Staff and students alike will be looking forward to a break from their screens at the end of this week. Senior students, of course, will not be resting too much, as they knuckle down to the all-important pre-examination revision stage of their studies for 2021. We wish the Year 12s, in particular, all the best for this final phase of their life at Tintern, the last 18 months of which have been unlike any VCE/IB journey in living memory!

The annual GAT exam will be taking place on site on Tuesday 5 October and we look forward thereafter, hopefully, to welcoming our senior students back into the classroom. It would be icing on the cake if our Middle School students also were able to join our seniors. We will see what the future holds. A return to the energy and excitement of seeing our students’ faces and sharing our learning experiences in the same place, rather than in our virtual classrooms would be just the shot in the arm the staff need (no pun intended). It is a credit to all that patience and resilience have led us through these past 10 weeks (and many months before), and it is what will keep us journeying on together.

It was gratifying to see so many parents taking advantage of the recent opportunity to participate in our all-important Years 7 to 12 Student Progress Meetings, including the last minute ‘pivot’ to online meetings to replace the planned onsite meetings. These sessions provided an excellent opportunity for teachers to connect with families and celebrate the success and growth of our students in the once again challenging circumstances of recent months. It was especially fruitful to have so many students actively participating in these three-way conversations alongside their parents, which allowed for more meaningful discourse around the best way for our students to continue to achieve the most productive outcomes in the remote classroom and beyond.

We recently have received our NAPLAN results for our current Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 cohorts and individual results have been mailed out to all families of these students. We have seen some excellent upward trends and more detailed analysis of our results will be forthcoming early in Term 4. The government, for the first time this year, has issued Certificates of Achievement to selected Year 9 students who have clearly demonstrated outstanding learning growth or general excellence in any one or some test domains. I would remind all families that your child’s NAPLAN results are a snapshot of your child’s progress at a given point in time and all individual NAPLAN test results should be considered alongside broader school-based assessments, which provide a more detailed picture of the whole child and their progress across many streams.

Thank you for continuing to put your trust in us as we work together to ensure that your children are doing their best in these uncertain times. We aim to ensure that they retain confidence and curiosity on their learning journey under the expert guidance of our wonderful staff. Spring is in the air and our whole community is, no doubt, looking forward to some well-deserved ‘time out’ during the upcoming holidays. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.



Music Matters

Junior String students shine

Our Junior String students were the stars of their online Junior String Concerts last week. Congratulations to all performers for, once again, recording their performances at home and bringing great enjoyment to your families and friends.


Prep to Years 3 Concert


Years 4 to 6 Concert

 We are looking forward to the release of the pre-recorded (home-based) Years 7 to 12 String Concert at the end of Term 3.


Congratulations Ella Jones in Year 10. 

Ella Jones (Year 10) recently received a Distinction Grading in her Grade 5 Certificate in Popular Vocal Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Rockschool.

If you have not heard of this arm of the AMEB before, it is a vibrant, contemporary music program of exams and qualifications for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano and ukulele!

Ella had to sing a series of technical exercises for the examination, and received excellent feedback from the examiner for this section of the exam. She also sang three songs for which she was commended for her ‘convincing expressive techniques … (and her) … fluency and articulation’. Congratulations, Ella!


Happy holidays!

The Instrumental music teachers and our Speech and Drama teacher wish all of their individual students a wonderful break at the end of this week. We especially wish our VCE Music students all the best as they prepare their 25-minute programs for their live solo Music Performance VCE examinations in October. Congratulations, also, to the IB Music students who now have concluded recording their programs for submission to examiners for assessment.

Have a safe and happy holiday!




Community Matters

Tintern Parent Group – Gift to Year 12

Recently our Year 12 students received a surprise Uber Eats voucher from the Tintern Parent Group (TPG). We hope this lifts their spirits and provides them with a little extra motivation as they head into their last term break and prepare for exams. A big thank you to the TPG for their generosity.

Picture Plates

Thank you to everyone who ordered a Picture Plate. It has been wonderful to see all the artwork as it is uploaded.

If you have ordered a Picture Plate, but not yet submitted your artwork, please do so as soon as possible.

For any enquiries please contact the TPG by email parentgroup@tintern.vic.edu.au or Community Relations by phone on 9845 7877.

Interested in taking on the role of Parent Representative?

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 are still seeking Parent Reps for the following classes / year levels:

  • Year 3 Girls
  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys
  • Year 9 Boys
  • Year 9 Girls
  • Year 10

If you are interested, please get in touch with Di Lacey in Community Relations, 9845 7893 or communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au

Community Committee Dates 

Community Group Meetings have returned to Zoom due to the current snap lockdown. Please check the information below carefully for details:

Upcoming Reunions 2021

  • YG 2015, 5+1 Year Reunion – Postponed to 2022.
  • YG 2016, 5 Year Reunion – Friday 8 October at 7.30pm (new date) at Beer Deluxe in Hawthorn – Book Here
  • YG 2005 – 15+1 Year Reunion – Saturday 16 October 2021 – Book Here
  • YG 2006 – 15 Year Reunions – Saturday 16 October 2021 – Book Here
  • 20, 25 & 30 Year Reunion YGs 2000 & 2001, 1995 & 1996, 1990 & 1991 –  Saturday 20 November at 11am to 2pm – Book Here

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Books

The Entertainment Book is now 100% digital! Excitingly this means that your 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!


Sport Matters

Aisha Heinrich – Year 6 

Congratulations to Aisha in Year 6 for being nominated for the Equestrian Victoria Show Horse Young Rider of the Year Award. 
The award recognises the most consistently performing highest level performing Victorian Show Horse Young Rider over the period 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021.

Emily Anker (YG 1995)

Congratulations to alumna Emily Anker (YG 1995) for being nominated as a top 3 finalist for the Equestrian Victoria Coach of the Year Award. This award recognises the outstanding achievements and contribution of EA Coaching Scheme accredited coaches coaching in a paid or unpaid capacity at any level of any discipline. Emily is one of Victoria’s most successful eventers. She has competed at all the 5-star events globally and was selected for the Beijing Olympics along with producing many a successful horse and rider at the elite levels of the sport. Emily’s dedication to her students is second to none, supporting, teaching and mentoring them all through their eventing journeys.

Cayden Wood – Year 7 

Congratulations to Cayden Wood for winning the under 13C League Best and Fairest Award  while playing for his club the Boronia Hawks.

Coping during COVID-19.

Coping during COVID-19 when not everyone will ‘do the right thing”

As lockdown 6 continues , in addition to hearing updates on the number of people impacted by the virus , the media focuses on stories about those people who are not following the strategies recommended by our health experts.

It is common to react to these stories of people not following the rules with emotions such as frustration, anger, indignation, fear, or sadness. As these can be distressing there are some suggestions and strategies to help you manage your negative reactions and emotions to these stories.

Are people doing “ the right thing”?

Australians have generally shown a high degree of compliance – more than 90% of respondents to a University of NSW survey reported having actively changed their behaviour to stop the spread of the virus to others , despite only 20% perceiving a high risk to their health  and 50% not being too worried about the threat of the virus to their own personal health .This indicates that most people are trying to be socially responsible and doing the right thing.

However, the longer the virus continues with flare ups and waves, the more frustrated and exhausted people risk becoming. Small numbers of people are not complying with restrictions, and the media highlights examples of these behaviours.

When we see, hear or read about behaviours of people who are not following the health strategies it is common to experience negative emotions such as frustration, indignation, disappointment , anger or sadness.

Managing our negative emotions during COVID-19.

Managing these negative emotions can be difficult , on top of the myriad of feelings and thoughts that come with the current restrictions.  While we have no  direct control over other people’s behaviour, but we do have control over own behaviours and emotions.

The link below offers some ideas and suggestions for managing your emotions when you see , hear of, or read about people not following the recommended health strategies .


Seeking Additional Support when needed.

If you feel you are struggling to cope with any aspect of COVID-19 including your reactions examples of people’s non- compliant behaviour, advise and support is available . Your GP can arrange for counselling assistance to appropriate services externally or you can contact the Student Welfare Services team. 



Scholarships are still open for 2023!

Scholarships are still open for 2023.

Due to the current restrictions in place, we will no longer be able to conduct face to face scholarship examinations as scheduled on Saturday 9 October. In order to fully support all applicants and enable them to demonstrate their best possible capacity with regards to scholarship testing, the School has engaged the highly regarded IDAT organisation to undertake online Scholarship examinations instead of the face to face examination.
All those applicants who have already paid and registered with Edutest will receive a full refund, and we are in the process of obtaining those refunds already. Those who have already sent paperwork and accompanying documentation will not need to re-send any documentation, but will need to register with IDAT and book a test in order to sit the online scholarship exam.
Click here to read more about our Scholarships available: https://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/
Please follow the link to apply: https://test3.idat.org/realtest/scholarshipsinfo

ELC News

Celebrating Fathers, Uncles, Grand Dads and Significant Male Guardians

Adapting to the ever-changing lockdown restrictions has certainly kept us on our very flexible toes. We connected with the families of the ELC through Father’s Night, delivered online thanks to Zoom, Kahoot! Microsoft Powerpoint and YouTube.

Leading up to this day, the children worked extremely hard on the various aspects of their Father’s Day gifts from cards to presents. The children thought about what they loved most about their Dads and shared their very best Dad jokes with the class. On the day, the families participated in a Kahoot! trivia with questions geared at both children and adults. We danced to YouTube videos, played games like “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and “Heads or Tails”. The families were treated to a video of the children creating their gifts for Dad and watched a montage of Dad jokes as told by 3 & 4-year olds.

It was amazing to come together virtually and see faces light up with smiles and laughter across the screen as we connected with each other.

Anita Mathews

Pre-Prep B Teacher


Girls’ Junior School News

Girls Junior School Art – Term 3

The making of the Father’s Day gift was the focus at the start of Term 3 for all year levels. These beautiful presents were made with love and unfortunately are still in the art room awaiting our return to school. During remote learning the girls were given a range of Father’s Day gift ideas to make. They were very conscious of with the limited materials that they might have at home. Many of the girls sent me photos of their handmade and heartfelt gifts.

Naomi Greco

Girls Junior School Art Teacher


Junior School Performing Arts –  Puppets and Production!

The integration of Puppetry in the Junior School Performing Arts programme encourages verbal expression and language skills, creates playfulness and pleasure, encourages creativity and improves social awareness. The Year 2 girls chose their puppets and then set out to create a puppet show with the story guidelines of who, what, where, when and why. We discussed puppet manipulation  and movement and it was so encouraging to see how the girls also developed their self-confidence through puppet handling.  Some students, who are generally a little shy, really benefit from the opportunity to let the puppet be their voice. Year 2 certainly had a lot of fun entertaining their classmates and recording their shows. We were also so excited to use our newly constructed Puppet theatre and we thank the Maintenance Team  for constructing this fabulous theatre for us.

The constantly evolving  COVID-19 landscape has changed how we live and how we teach.  In the past 18 months there have been many obstacles to overcome – especially in Performing Arts. So, it has been a time to “think outside the box”! The engagement and passion for our full Junior School girls’ Production has been truly uplifting.  During an online session, I asked the girls,  “How are you going with your lines?” Thumbs up with huge smiles was the response straight to the camera! So, we just keep rolling on with it!  Some of the comments from students about Performing Arts during remote learning  have been the following:

This year in Performing Arts, all Junior School girls have been working on a Musical  for the end of the year called The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It is about a little girl, Clara, who receives a Nutcracker from her Godfather Herr Drosselmeyer at Christmas. At night the Nutcracker comes alive and fights the Mouse King to save Clara. They go to the kingdom of sweets and see dances and singers. With Claras’ care and love for the Nutcracker he turns back into himself again. We can’t wait to perform this at the end of the year! –  Charlotte Koutsiafaras. Year 6.

This term in Performing Arts, many girls in Year 6 have been learning lines for our full Junior School  production of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. We have been learning new songs and dances online and we are  having loads of fun! We are all so excited to perform this show – even if we have to record it for you and I can’t wait to get back to school and rehearse in my role as the Sugar Plum Fairy!”  Ruby Collopy – Year 6.

In the Nutcracker and the Mouse King we are learning the actions to many wonderful songs. We rehearse with Mrs Casey online every week and Year 3 are enjoying the song of The Mouse Brigade  and also the Chinese Dance. A prop that we need for the Mouse Brigade song is a sword. In the Mouse Brigade song we have to act bold, bad and scary. For the Chinese dance we need an umbrella and we have to dance gracefully.  Ananya Chekka – Year 3 .


Jacquie Casey

Junior School Choral and Performing Arts Coordinator



Boys’ Junior School News

Junior School Assemblies

Our Assemblies this week provided us with the opportunity to talk about Curtis McGrath, who won two Gold Medals at the Paralympics, and more importantly, his story of GRIT and Courage. While serving in Afghanistan, an explosion led to the amputation of both of his legs, yet as he was carried to hospital on a stretcher, he declared to his mates, “I’m going to represent Australia at the Paralympics.”

We also spoke about the All Blacks, considered one of the greatest teams in History (settle down Melbourne supporters) and their mantra of “Sweep The Sheds” and “Keep a Blue Head”; show responsibility for little things like cleaning up after yourself, and when times are challenging, keep calm and control emotions.

We also had a special Prep to Years 6 RUOK? gathering on Thursday morning and I know that many of our boys reached out to friends, family and staff, on this day to check in with them.


Baby Photos Competition 

We are currently running a Baby Photos Competition in the Boys Junior School, can you guess the right answers?



Middle School News

As Term 3 draws to a close we can reflect on what was once again a term of learning that provided us all with challenges and hurdles to overcome. Remote learning is not our preference when it comes to teaching as we miss face-to-face contact and onsite involvement with our students. Having said this, it has been fantastic to see the way in which our staff adapted their teaching and even more importantly, how well our students continued to learn when switching between face-to-face and remote learning. Our fingers are crossed that as we reach the desired thresholds of immunisations within our community that we may be able to return to onsite learning throughout Term 4.  

Recently the Paralympic Games in Tokyo was something that occupied a lot of my spare TV moments (along with the football finals) and it provided me with an incredible level of admiration for the athletes who were participating. They are a wonderful example of resilience and commitment to their dreams, along with the determination to not let potential barriers stop them from competing at their highest level. This attitude and effort is something that all of us can take something from when it comes to our everyday lives, especially our students toward their learning.  

In recent weeks, one of our Year 9 Science classes was lucky to have a guest presenter attend their Microsoft Teams class to join in the conversation on the Bionic Human topic they are currently studying. The guest was Dr Lynne McPherson from Southern Cross University, a Tintern alumni and mother of current 9A Science teacher Mrs Petchell. Dr McPherson joined the class as they concluded their unit on the Bionic Human topic and spoke of her experience with hearing loss, and the process of receiving a cochlea implant. She also shared a little about her experience of learning how to lip read. 

Recently a number of our Year 8 classes were lucky enough to have an online incursion from Andrew Pogson, Head of Presentations, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who spoke to the students in line with their current topic of Music in Society. It was a wonderfully engaging unit for all students. For more details, please read the following article by Arya Yogesh-Kumar: https://newsletter.tintern.vic.edu.au/article/music-matters-108/

On Friday 10th September we had our Term 3 GEM Day across the Middle School. This was a day away from their regular academic timetable and instead was a combination of other activities designed around mental health and wellbeing. Our students had opportunities to participate in cooking competitions, yoga classes, HIIT (high intensity interval training), meditation sessions, as well going for a walk within their 5km radius either on their own or with a family member. What has become really obvious during this time of remote learning is the importance of days like our GEM Days to provide students with this opportunity to take a break from their regular learning, to participate in an activity (or activities) that help to work on their mental health and wellbeing. Finding these opportunities is important to help ensure their ongoing learning is best supported.  

On Monday 6 September we had the first of our orientation sessions for our Year 7s of 2022. This would normally have involved the new students coming onsite and participating in many different activities throughout the day to help welcome them to our Middle School and to our Tintern community. Given we were unable to run it like this, the event moved online to Zoom where we took them on a virtual tour of the school, introduced them to some key staff and to our programs. We were also fortunate to have our current Middle School Captains, Anika and Barathan, share their own stories of their journey through Tintern so far and what they have to look forward to next year. We also had four current Year 7s, Tess, Yi-Chen, Ryan and Sebastian, join the gender-based breakout rooms to also share their experiences of Year 7 this year and their own similar transition from Grade 6 last year. I’d like to express my gratitude to these students for their contribution on this very successful night.  

Congratulations to Cayden Wood in Year 7 was just awarded the Under 13C league best and fairest in the Eastern Football League. Cayden is a very good young footballer, playing for Boronia in the Eastern Football League, and despite a disrupted season, has done incredibly well to be voted the best player in that competition across all teams. Well done, Cayden.

As we move into the holidays I would again like to express our thanks and appreciation to the students, families and staff within our school. The ongoing commitment and hard work demonstrated by everyone is something we are very proud of and I hope the coming break provides some well-earned time off screens and school commitments for the coming two weeks.  


Senior College News

Senior College News

It feels rather surreal to be entering the final week of Term 3 but I know that students are looking forward to some recovery time and they will need to devise some creative holiday at home ideas. My thanks are expressed to the staff for their tireless work and full credit to our wonderful Senior College students for their perseverance during the term. In particular, I am also grateful to an enthusiastic group of Year 10 and 11 students who will be working in a mentoring role with the Grade 6 girls on Wednesday 15 September.

Vaccination Webinar for Young People – Tuesday 14 September from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

The school has been sent details about a vaccination webinar that is created for young people as the details are below:

“The Victorian Department of Health is conducting a webinar for young people, presented by medical practitioners, on the COVID-19 immunisation program. It will also provide advice for young people on supporting their mental health. The aim is to ensure young people can make an informed choice about getting the vaccine.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, 14 September, from 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm AEST. You can find more details and register to attend here.


Collection of Practice Papers and Learning Materials – Year 12 Students and Year 11 Students Undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 Subject

On Friday 17 September students undertaking a final year subject have been given access to the school between 8.00am and 4.00pm to collect practice papers or materials that cannot be sent electronically and final details will be sent to students with a booking link to manage student numbers on campus.


Reminders for Year 12 Students

Timely VTAC applications close 30 September and I have been encouraging domestic students to apply for SEAS where relevant. In particular, all students should complete the Category 1 and Category 4.6 relating to the impacts of COVID-19 on their learning. They must complete the table in their VTAC account. SEAS closes on 8 October at 5pm. Further information can be obtained from https://www.vtac.edu.au/.

The ACU Guarantee closing date has been extended to Friday 8 October but the following courses have an earlier closing date of Friday 24 September 2021

Bachelor of Midwifery

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Paramedicine

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Bachelor of Speech Pathology 

More information can be found at Application FAQs and Offer FAQs

The latest editions of Career News also have a range of information relevant to all Senior College students so some holiday reading. I do hope the students find enjoyment during the school holidays and information about any return to school arrangements will be communicated to families as they become available to the school from the Victorian Government.



Career News

News from the Careers Department

The focus for Careers at this time of the year continues to be managing tertiary applications for our Year 12 students as our students look forward to future opportunities and life beyond school. Our modified Year 10 Future Ready Program will consist of a speaker from the Outer Eastern Local Learning Employment Network focusing on resumes and also our own Human Resources Manager, Ms Sue-Anne Dias who will be sharing her experiences and tips relating to job interviews. The students will then participate in a virtual mock job interview on Wednesday 13 October.

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/

Number 26 Career News 3 September 2021

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • Deakin Campus Tours – September School Holidays
  • New Bachelor of Digital Construction Management at Swinburne
  • VU Polytechnic Sports Pathway to VU Degrees
  • News from the University of Sydney
    • Admission Pathways
    • The Future Leaders Scheme
    • Academic Excellence Scheme
  • Health Science Degrees in Victoria in 2021
  • Nursing and/or Midwifery Degree Courses 2021
  • Snapshot of Melbourne Polytechnic in 2021

Number 27 Career News 10 September

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • News from the University of Melbourne
    • Understanding the Undergraduate Journey
    • Studying a Concurrent Diploma at Melbourne
    • Diploma in General Studies (DiGS)
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies at ACU
  • Elly Lukas Beauty College
  • Course Updates from La Trobe University
  • Media, Communication & Journalism Degrees in Victoria in 2021
  • Public Relations Courses in Victoria in 2021  
  • Snapshot of The University of Sydney in 2021

Number 28 Career News 13 September

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 4
  • Reminder: VTAC 2022 Upcoming Key Dates
  • Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
  • Monash University: Science Pathway to Master of Engineering
  • New Majors in the Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • ACAP College of Applied Psychology
  • Career as a Podiatrist
  • Teaching Degrees – Early Childhood in Victoria in 2021  
  • Teaching Degrees – Primary Education in Victoria in 2021
  •  Teaching Degrees – Secondary Education in Victoria in 2021
  • Snapshot of the University of Adelaide in 2021

A reminder that families need to be logged in to the Portal to access the links or select the Careers tab to view all the relevant folders containing the files.

Tertiary Open Days

A reminder that tertiary open days are continuing throughout August and please visit the following link for remaining dates: https://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/cms/file/new/26583 



Emily Anker (YG 1995)

Congratulations to alumna Emily Anker (YG 1995) for being nominated as a top 3 finalist for the Equestrian Victoria Coach of the Year Award.
This award recognises the outstanding achievements and contribution of EA Coaching Scheme accredited coaches coaching in a paid or unpaid capacity at any level of any discipline.
Emily is one of Victoria’s most successful eventers. She has competed at all the 5-star events globally and was selected for the Beijing Olympics along with producing many a successful horse and rider at the elite levels of the sport. Emily’s dedication to her students is second to none, supporting, teaching and mentoring them all through their eventing journeys.