16 Aug 2022

From the Principal

How do we create a better and more equitable world, one where we all share its benefits?

Over the weekend I came across the following article on the ABC News website:

While ‘Good Deed’ stunts on Tik Tok are all the rage, volunteering numbers plummet

While the article primarily references community activities, sporting events, and festivals that have had to be cancelled or have struggled to run, evidence is provided that volunteering is waning, and the expectations of volunteers are different to past times.

Source: The Age 14 Aug 2022 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-14/decline-in-volunteering-see-events-cancelled-ses-stretched/101297094

The activities of community, social service, volunteering and giving, make substantial contributions to our world being the wonderful place it can be. Volunteer coaches and managers at local sports clubs, lawyers who act pro bono, tin-shakers for the Good Friday Appeal, those who read to the elderly in aged care, and many, many, other types of service and volunteering all improve the lives of others, tangibly and meaningfully. Volunteers in the Tintern community support and create belonging at events such as, Careers Night, TPG Annual Trivia Night, TPG Presentation Ball, TPG Community Fun Day, TPG Movie Night, FOM Jazz Night, FOM Much with the Musos, FOE Horse Trials, Tintern Fair, Tintern Open Day and Year 7 Showcase, to name a few.

When we are the beneficiary, we ‘feel the love’ that these acts provide, and we are raised by them. When we do the volunteering, giving, and ‘spread the love’, Professor Martin Seligman (the father of the Positive Psychology movement) would say we actually benefit even more.

There is, and sadly will likely always be, a portion of any society who are not able to sustain themselves, make their own way, or stand up for themselves. This can be for a range of reasons, often outside their control. Acts of volunteering and service lift others, helping them achieve a life they may not have been able to create or sustain themselves. Our efforts benefit those we serve and create spin off benefits we all feel.

If our society’s socio-economically disadvantaged can live their lives with more agency through the support and acts of others, we see decreases in crime, vagrancy, health costs, and loads on systems and resources already stretched very thin. These benefits we all share are tangible and important, but the benefit we all truly share, is being a valued member of something bigger than any of us – a better world. That is truly something to aspire to!

Factis non verbis





Bradley Fry | Principal


Chaplain’s Corner

With book week fast approaching, I am remembering well the days when I came to school dressed as various characters.

In our Secondary Assembly we looked at the top four reads of all time, The Bible, The Quran, the Harry Potter series, and the Quotations of Chairman Mao. I asked the students which is the odd one out? The tendency was to say Harry Potter, but then we flounder with the why. I decided that the Bible was the odd one out for three reasons: firstly, it is not a book by one author but instead 66 books all in one cover, and the second reason being it has around 40 different authors. Finally, it is the oldest, with texts dating back to BC times, whereas the next written was the Quran in the seventh century.

Whether you are Christian, or a Muslim, a Hogwart or have read and appreciate Mao’s quotations, these books are the most read, and understanding why they are important to people is a very valuable skill.

People for hundreds of years and the case of the bible, thousands of years have kept coming back and rereading what is written. Story and the retelling of stories of significance forms the fabric of communities.

I have lost count how many times my daughter has read Harry Potter, or my step mum has returned to the Quran for wisdom.

So they must provide comfort, inspiration, direction and hope or they would be left on the shelf and forgotten long ago.

What books do you return to time and time again? Ever thought to ask why?

We revisit stories and texts to find meaning, And the same is for our school songs, they provide history and meaning. So, I look with great joy to the upcoming release of our new School anthem, written to be a unifying voice and story of our community.


Rev Alison Andrew | School Chaplain



Music Matters

Annual Music Concert

The past two years of COVID-19 has affected us to a great extent. We have all learnt to cope with the challenging times, and have missed out on some major musical memories and events, especially the ones which are in-person and live. After two consecutive years of cancellation of our Annual Concert, this year Tintern Grammar has successfully presented the audience with a memorable event, which the audience, students, and teachers have been longing for.

The program of the Concert was varied in style and range of ensembles, allowing our concert to have something to suit everyone’s taste. The program ranged from classical to modern music, and featured our large ensembles, as well as smaller ensembles such as the Brass Ensemble and Jazz Bands. The concert also featured multiple choirs including Intermediate, Concert, and Senior Girls’ Chamber Choirs. A noteworthy aspect of this concert was that it featured student musicians of a wide range of abilities, allowing all students to have an opportunity to perform and showcase their talents.

The concert program concluded with the Tintern Grammar Wind Symphony playing two pieces, one being We Will Remember Them, a special piece of music which was written as a tribute to our doctors, frontline personnel, scientists, healthcare staff members and more, for their selfless dedication and devotion caring for us during the recent (and ongoing) pandemic.

We are very glad to have been able to perform live again and we thank all the teachers and staff members for bringing this event to fruition.

Helen Yang | School Pianist 2022

Vardos Incursion

On Thursday 11 August, all the Year 7 and 8 students were able to watch and listen to the vibrant, energetic and sometimes unusual sounds of the ensemble called Vardos at a performance held in the CM Wood Performance Centre. As part of our classroom music program, we have genuinely enjoyed listening to and exploring music of Eastern Europe including music from Romania, the Ukraine and Hungary. The main instruments that were played in the Vardos performance were violin, piano accordion, and double bass. They explained to us that most of the music is meant to tell a story. I found that fascinating. An instrument that stood out for me was the trumpet-violin, which looked exactly like half a trumpet and half a violin merged. That instrument stood out for me the most because of its appearance and the sound that came from it. We also got to experience the sound of the hurdy gurdy; a most unusual instrument, that provides a drone-like sound to accompany the melodies. We all participated in a couple of songs through movement, and I found that very entertaining also.

8A and 8D were then able to participate in a workshop, where we had the opportunity to play an Eastern European song all together with Vardos. This included people on the keyboards, piano, double bass, flute, violin, vocals, and the boys learnt a traditional thigh slapping dance at the end of their workshop, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, we had a great time exploring and learning about Eastern European music and the stories this music tells us.   

Amelie Yeoman | Year 8A



There are no passengers on the Big Band Bus

“There are no passengers on the big band bus,” says singer/songwriter, trumpeter, arranger/composer (We could go on, but we won’t) Ross Irwin. Loosely translated, this means; take responsibility for yourself and your sound, because everyone has a part to play.

When you’re involved with the music department, it is not uncommon to be presented with amazing opportunities and being in the Jazz Band is no exception. Bright and early last Monday morning, our workshop with Ross Irwin was full of ideas we’ll be sure to carry with us into the future and was a great way to shake up rehearsals.

He led the session with impressive insight and introduced new ways to approach thinking about making music as a team. He encouraged us throughout the session to have confidence in ourselves and each other as musicians; to leave our ego at the door and constantly be improving; not just to be a good high school band, but a good band.

We played two pieces with him, St. Thomas and Lindy Hopper’s Delight, in preparation for the upcoming Jazz Night on 26 August. We were inspired to listen actively and think to contribute ideas that enhance our performance as a group and ensure that our pieces are the best they can be.

His advice was brilliantly thought provoking, and we’re all incredibly excited to apply it in all the rehearsals to come.

Katie Howell | Year 10 Saxophonist


Congratulations to Kevin Wang (Year 8)

Kevin Wang in Year 8 recently competed in the 18 Years and Under Wind Solo section of the Monash Youth Music Festival and achieved a highly commendable Second Place for his performance on oboe. This is all the more impressive when we acknowledge that Kevin is only 14 years of age and was competing with musicians much older than him. Well done, Kevin!


Thinking about a career in the Music Industry?

AMPED is a one-day music conference for all secondary school students who are looking towards a career in the music industry, or are simply passionate about music. 

The conference is on Saturday, September 10. 

Presenters will include Aria winning artists Sarah Blasko, Tania Doko (Bachelor Girl), and Andrea Keller. There will be workshops in guitar with Simon Hosford, drums with Dan Kerby (Bliss n Eso), film composing with Tim Davies, piano arranging with Jack Earle, musical theatre with Josh Robson, composing for gaming with Tim Shiel, home studio with Liam Gough, plus workshops with Nina Ferro, Ben Robertson, Steve Sedergreen, and many others. 

If you know any young people who are passionate about music, send them to the following website, and encourage them to register. 



Sport Matters

Volleyball tournament

We recently competed in the Volleyball Victoria’s four day Schools Cup at the State Volleyball Centre. The biggest event of its kind. With over 200 teams entered, competing across two venues.

10 Teams from Tintern entered across Division 1 and 2. (in excess of 70 students)

4 teams made the finals and fought hard to the very last point.

Year 9 girls won the silver medal. A tremendous effort.

Our volleyball squads have been training for this since the end of last year under the guidance of our Head of Sport Mr Viney, Mrs Petchell, Miss Vine, Ms Thomas and Ms Nguyen. They have worked incredibly hard and improved significantly over this time. Congratulations to all students for their efforts.

Jessie Petchell | Secondary Science, Health and Physical Education Teacher


Girls’ Junior School News

This term the Year 2 students are exploring the History of Communication as their Integrated Studies unit.

Among other things we have looked at the history of the telephone, computers, typewriters, sign language, semaphore, braille, music, song, and storytelling as forms of communication.

We were very fortunate to visit Healesville Sanctuary as a part of this unit, exploring and consolidating learning of Aboriginal culture, connection to the environment and the Dreamtime.

Michelle Gluskie | Teacher Year 2A


Boys’ Junior School News

In our most recent Assemblies we discussed Henry Ford. August 12, was the anniversary of the first production Model T Ford, in 1908.

Henry Ford was certainly an interesting man, but his drive and passion were two traits from which we can all learn. We discussed his determination in finally producing the cars, his initiative of organising what was labelled “The Peace Ship”, as he gathered fellow pacifists and headed to Europe in 1915 to stop the war, and many of his quotes, as listed, that can provide inspiration and reflection.

We also lit a candle in our Southwood Centre last week for Olivia Newton John. While her talent was unquestionable, her courage in her battle with Breast cancer, and her selflessness and kindness in establishing the  Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre at the Austin Hospital in 2012, because she believed passionately in its philosophy of wellness, was inspiring and something about which our boys need to know, understand and hopefully, admire.


Adam Kenny | Head of Boys Junior School 






Tools for life – through Performing Arts

The boys in the Junior School exuded incredible confidence and energy in their rehearsals of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’ throughout Semester 1 this year. Finally, on Thursday 21st July, they performed in two amazing shows! Congratulations, and sincere thanks to both students and staff for all  the creativity, sweat and energy that went into producing ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’. The show left the audience in stitches and many parents were extremely impressed by the professionalism and high standard of the student’s performances.  The boys made the audience laugh and sometimes cry. Theatre is so important, as it helps the audience escape their world and enter another world, even if it is for a brief moment. The show was hilarious in so many moments – the laughter providing some great therapy in todays’ world of business and stress! 

Our productions and our Performing Arts program help our students  explore outside their comfort zone, think outside the box, express themselves in a safe environment, cope with performance fears and build trust, relationships and confidence.  All of these tools will stay with them throughout their lives. Mental health, as we know, is a huge issue in our students of today. It is a fact that “Children can feel more calm, less anxious when they are involved in music, dance and drama.”  In my study on my wall, I always look at this quote : “It takes a special person to light that fire, to raise our expectations and never give up on them, no matter how challenging it might be. All of us are here today because at some point, somebody did that for us.” Somebody did that for me, and so I always think of this quote when we move towards a Production.  I believe that we succeeded in doing something that we may not have thought possible at the start of this year. Our BJS 2022 Production was absolutely SUPER and exceeded all my expectations and dreams.  We should all feel very proud.

Jacquie CaseyJunior School Choral and Performing Arts Coordinator



ELC News


Playdough is a wonderful sensory and learning experience for children. There are so many benefits of playdough, and it is an integral part of our daily program. Children love playdough, it is soft, squishy and they can make anything out of it.

Moulding playdough is excellent for developing children’s fine motor skills. Children need to develop their finger muscles and have proper finger control before they learn to write at school. They develop these muscles through a variety of play experiences and playdough is one of the best for this.  Children mould, flatten, squish, pinch, break and roll the dough. To develop fine motor control even further, tools such as plastic knives, rolling pins, cookie cutters are added to the experience. Loose parts such as beads, googly eyes, paddle pop sticks, toy vehicles, objects from nature, buttons or shells can be added to their playdough creations.

Making playdough with children enables them to explore measuring, mixing, experimenting, predicting what will happen and watching the gooey mix transform into playdough. Playdough provides opportunities for learning about mathematical concepts of size, shape, space, and weight, along with developing imagination and creativity.

Playdough develops and supports communication skills.  Children will talk about what they’re making and how. Staff ask questions to prompt the children’s description and thinking about what they are doing.  Questions such as “What do you see?” or “What makes you say that?” or “What will you do next?” or “Would you like help to build a house?” Interactions like these contribute to development and learning, helping to prepare children for success in school and in life.

We hope you enjoy some photos of the children engaging with playdough here at Tintern.

Genevieve Brown | ELC Teacher


Secondary School News

There seems to be a slight shift in the weather as we reach the middle of Term 3 with the days seemingly that little bit warmer, despite the frosty starts. It has been great to see so many of our students outside enjoying the scattered sunshine during recess and lunch after having been unable to do as much due to the colder winter weather.

Year 9 Camp
Our Year 9s have returned from their very successful Winter Camp where they engaged in activities such as white-water rafting, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. The effort and commitment of all students was fantastic as many of them were doing some of these activities for the very first time. There was a lot of fun at the end of each day where all Year 9 students came together for dinner and evening activities such as trivia, guest speakers and minute to win it games. This camp is another great activity for helping to bring our boys and girls closer together in order to assist their transition into Senior College at the end of the year. I would like to express a huge thank you to all staff who were on the camp as this is also massive commitment by all of them to be away from their family for the week.

Subject Selections
With subject selections now completed, I’d like to thank all students for ensuring their selections were in on time which certainly assists in this lengthy process. There will be a number of meetings between students and our careers department to ensure that their chosen pathways are both suited to their interests and strengths, and also to their current ability. The School will always look to guide each student to what we believe to be the best possible outcome for them.

Volleyball tournament
On Friday 29 July to Monday 1 August we had in excess of 70 students representing Tintern in the Volleyball Victoria Four Days School Cup at the State Volleyball Centre in Dandenong. Our volleyball squads have been training for this since the end of last year under the guidance of our Head of Sport Mr Viney, Mrs Petchell, Miss Vine, Ms Thomas and Ms Nguyen. They have worked incredibly hard and improved significantly over this time. Congratulations to all students for their effort and participation in the tournament.

SEL in the Middle School.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which students develop and apply the skills necessary to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, understand and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive respectful relationships. Fostering SEL by nurturing strong interpersonal relationships, developing the whole person and providing opportunities for students to develop independence are some of the aims of the Middle School Pastoral Program. Students learn aspects of life which are not necessarily present in the academic curriculum through the Pastoral Program.

An obvious question would be “How is this achieved in the Middle School at Tintern?”. The answer is: in multiple ways. One example would be through the The Resilience Project (TRP) – our ‘go-to’ as well as tailored programs relevant to their age and stage. Programs completed so far (study skills and confidence and body image) give the opportunity for students to reflect on goals and their behaviour, and also on messages they receive and send – including to themselves – about their personal worth and value. Year 7 and 8 students are about to begin their third program: positive digital behaviours, which is also the focus for GEM Day later this term.

Another way SEL is developed is through providing many opportunities for student involvement within classes and year levels, across the school and alongside other schools. Year 7s have recently celebrated 100 days of Year 7, with games and activities across both the boys’ and girls’ classes being run by our Middle School leaders. Academic enrichment opportunities have also been reinstated this year through the Horizon program. Recently, Year 7 and 8 students participated in SLAM Poetry at an interschool event, with Tintern students being awarded 2nd place for their poem on ‘School’. In May, 54 students across the Middle School were invited to attend the Melbourne University Mathematics Competition. Congratulations go to Sophia Richards (Year 7) and Jacob Beard and Chunting Li (Year 8) for achieving Merit Certificates in this very challenging competition.  Other enrichment events currently underway include Have Sum Fun Online interschool maths competition, and Write A Book In A Day fundraiser for Kids Cancer Project.

Annual Music Concert
On Friday 5 August we held our Annual Music Concert in the CM Wood Centre with over 120 students participating in the incredible concert. We are so fortunate that we can run events like this again this year following the last few years, and even more fortunate with the amazing level of talent and skill that our students exhibit. There is so much work that goes into preparing for events like this with many of our ensembles, bands and choirs rehearsing since the beginning of the year. I would like to express a huge congratulations to all the students, and also a massive thank you to all the music staff who work incredibly hard with our students for many, many hours.

Vardos Incursion

On Thursday 11 August, all the Year 7 and 8 students were able to watch and listen to the vibrant, energetic and sometimes unusual sounds of the ensemble called Vardos at a performance held in the CM Wood Performance Centre.  Read the full report in Music Matters

House Singing
One of our major House events each year is House Singing across Year 7 – 12. This is where in each House students learn and perform two songs following a particular theme. This year the theme was “70s” with Waterloo by Abba being the common song that all Houses do, and the second song is left to the choice of the House. This is a challenging leadership experience for our House Captains as they lead the members of their House through learning the songs at first, developing a band to play live, introduce dance moves and props to add aesthetic value to their performance. The competition is on Thursday August 18 during Periods 2 & 3.

Student Progress Meetings
Our Semester 2 Student Progress Meetings (SPM) are fast approaching and are an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to collaborate on how they are going in their subjects. There will be interim reports provided that highlight areas such as effort and behaviour however, the meetings allow an opportunity for these to be discussed in greater detail. This year they will all be conducted online with information on how to book times to be communicated shortly.

The three sessions are:

  • Session 1: Tuesday 23 August, 9am – 4pm. Students will work asynchronously from home on that day.
  • Session 2: Wednesday 24 August, 4pm – 8pm.
  • Session 3: Monday 29 August, 4pm – 8pm.

Mid-term Break – Friday 19 August
A reminder that our mid-term break is Friday 19 August. There will be no school on this day.


Brett Trollope | Head of Secondary 




Careers News

Year 12 students have commenced the process of applying for tertiary courses both within Victoria, interstate and overseas. There was also an online Tertiary Applications Information Evening for Parents/Guardians held on Thursday 11 August and families have been sent additional resources including a copy of the VTAC PowerPoint with notes, Pathways and Scholarships documents.

Year 9 students have been introduced to the Work Experience program to be held from Tuesday 13 June to Friday 16 June 2023 and families have been emailed information from Julie Ennor who is our Work Experience Co-ordinator. Students are encouraged to commence finding placements early as this is a competitive process as a number of schools also complete Work Experience at a similar time to Tintern.

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.)


Heather Ruckert | Careers Consultant



Scotty James visit

We were thrilled to have Scotty James Class of 2013, world champion snowboarder, visit our Junior School on 5 August with his brother Sean. Our Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ students enjoyed an interactive and fun assembly in Scotty’s honour. With lots of memories of Scotty’s time at Tintern Grammar and highlights of his Olympic career, the boys and girls interviewed Scotty and presented him and Sean with a medal. Thank you Scotty for your visit. Enjoy the snap shot video 


Community Matters

A Day in The Life of Tintern


Following on the success of A day In The Life of Tintern, we are again calling all Tintern Community members to share a moment from their day, either video or image, on Wednesday 17 August . We will be creating a video to capture a range of the daily experiences of our Tintern Community.  From our students learning, to our parents, teachers and alumni who are working on the front line or going about their daily lives.

If you would like to participate, please submit any relevant images or a short video (10 seconds or less) taken on Wednesday 17 August,  and preferably ‘time stamped’ via the link online here, please ensure that you submit your content by Friday 19 August to be included in the video.
For now, please enjoy the video from 2021 here:


Father’s Day Stall 2022

ELC and Junior School students can enjoy the TPG Father’s Day Stall on Wednesday 31 August from 8.30am to 1.30pm, in the Southwood Centre.

Gifts range in price from $3 – $15 and please send a bag on the day for your child to put their goodies in!

If you are able to assist with the stall please nominate a day and time on the form available here and return to Junior Reception. Please note we will only contact you if we need to arrange an alternative time for you.

If you have any further questions please contact Danielle:  dkelberg04@gmail.com

Friends of Music Jazz Night – Winter Wonderland – Incredible Raffle and Door Prizes!

We have added many incredible raffle and door prizes for our Friends of Music Jazz Night Raffle on Friday 26 August. All attendees on the night have exclusive access to our Jazz Night Raffle. Tickets cost is 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.

Don’t forget to book your ticket online here!

Thank you to our incredible local Community for their generous donations!

  • Priceline Heathmont – Hamper
  • CRK Ladies Wear – Red ladies purse
  • Baybury Power – Mower or Brushcutter service
  • Dan Murphy’s Ringwood – $25 voucher
  • Barry Plant Heathmont – Bottle of G.H. Mumm sparkling wine
  • IGA Heathmont – Bottle of Campo Viejo rosé wine
  • Heathmont Dry Cleaners – $20 voucher
  • Hook Line and Sinker Fish and Chips – 4 x $15 vouchers
  • George Biantes Hair Design – Free haircut and blow wave
  • Crumbles Bakehouse – 10% discount voucher
  • Vanilla Pod Cafe – 4 x $10 vouchers
  • The Framing Studio – $150 voucher
  • Chapter Too – $20 voucher
  • Becca Hair and Beauty – $70 voucher for cut and blowave
  • Milk and Wine Co. – $50 voucher, 1kg Reverence coffee beans, 1 bottle Sir Paz 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 1 bottle Brown Brothers 2019 Gamay wine
  • Morgans Winery – 3 bottles of Wine

This is in addition to our major prizes:

A fabulous night of jazz music and dancing featuring jazz musician Ross Irwin and his band, and performances from our amazing and talented student jazz ensembles. Come dressed for jazz and dance the night away on Friday 26 August 2022.

Feel free to bring your favourite drinks & nibbles – tea and coffee is provided.

Any enquires can be directed to Liz Feenane in Music on 9845 7777 or Community Relations by email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

TPG Trivia Night 2022 – Charity Donation

Thank you to all those who supported the raffle, chocolate ross or alcohol toss at the Trivia Night.

The $657 raised will be donated to The Smith Family, who make a difference, through education, in the lives of so many Australian children and young people.

A special thank you to the companies who donated to the Trivia Night Raffle:

  • The Entertainment Book  for a Multi-City Membership (valued at $119.99) – You can support the TPG and purchase yours online here.
  • Tupperware Decorator Canister Set (valued at $140)
  • Tintern Parent Group for the Tintern Photo Album (valued at $75) and Tintern Compact Umbrella (valued at $27.50)
  • CMJ Australia for the Tintern Hooded Towel (value $75) these are available for purchase from the TPG online here.
  • Costco  in Ringwood Gift Voucher for Costco (value $50)
  • Morgans Winery – for 4 bottles of their delicious wine.

Footy Tipping Competition – AFLW Competition Now Open!

We are very excited to announce that we have opened the AFLW competition for the upcoming Season, commencing the 25 August 2022.

Use the link below to join the competition:

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 AFLW Tipping Competition:

AFLW Footy Tipping Prizes:

  • 1st Prize $160
  • 2nd Prize $80
  • 3rd Prize $40

As the AFLW Season has less rounds than the AFL, the prizes have been adjusted.

Good luck and start tipping!!

Save the Date – Community Fun Day – Saturday 22 October from 1pm to 6pm

Frank Green Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered Frank Green items through our TPG fundraiser. We have delivered the items that have arrived to the students in their class rooms this week. If you haven’t received yours, please have your child visit the Reception for their area of the school (or the Middle School Bridge for Middle School students).

Please note that we are still waiting on some items:

  • The 34oz Ceramic Bottles in both Deep Ocean and Mint Gelato are currently being processed by Frank Green and we anticipate delivery in 2 weeks.
  • The 16oz Food Canisters in both Midnight and Mint Gelato remain on back order, and unfortunately seem unlikely to arrive until very late this term.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologise for this ongoing delay.

Thank you to Sally from the TPG for organising this incredible fundraiser, and the Volunteers who helped with packing last week.

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 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.

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 8 September 2022 at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here.
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 7pm  President: Debra Fryer Location: CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here
  • 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:

  • Please remember to social distance.
  • The wearing of masks when indoors at Tintern is required at this time.

Community Group Fundraising

Tintern Customised Towels – Last chance to place your order!

Tintern Umbrellas – Limited Stock Available Now!

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book is 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!

Photo Albums

Luxury Tintern Photo Albums embossed with the Tintern Grammar logo in silver on a blue buckram cover.

The Tintern Parents Group have commissioned a limited number of albums, large enough to hold the school photos provided by SchoolPix.

They feature the Tintern Grammar Logo printed in silver on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent 30cm x 30cm sheet inserts, plus a CD holder insert which holds 8 discs. You also have the option of purchasing additional sheets/inserts. Cost per album is $75 (GST inclusive) Samples (with content) can be viewed in the uniform shop.

Additional insert sheets are also available for purchase at $2 per sheet.

Simply place your order online here, and present your order confirmation at the Uniform Shop to collect your album

Uniform Shop Opening Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 4.30pm



We welcomed over 100 participants at our Scholarship Information Evening last week at Tintern Grammar.  We thank Heidi Reid  from iDAT (International Diagnostic & Admissions Test) for her informative presentation. 

At Tintern Grammar we are proud to offer Scholarship opportunities to support attendance at our School by young people who might otherwise not have the option to attend Tintern. A Scholarship to Tintern opens up diverse and challenging opportunities for the holder and provides breadth and depth to their education and also carries with it a duty to contribute and lead within the Tintern community.

Our Scholarship holders bring an enormous amount to our community. This can be in academic leadership, in social justice and service, in broader leadership, and in their role modelling of strong character, their appetite for learning and improvement, and their respect, care and kindness towards others.

We welcome applications from young women and men who share the aspiration to develop and amplify these important elements of personal and community character.


Applications close on 9 September

Find out more about Tintern Grammar Scholarships 



Sibling Enrolments

As demand for enrolments at Tintern is increasing we would like to hear from our current school community.  If you have a brother or sister of your current child that you would like to attend Tintern, please let us know as soon as possible. 

If you haven’t yet enrolled siblings at Tintern, can you please complete an online application for each child so we can prioritise a place for them at the school. We are experiencing significant waitlists on most year levels, so please apply early to ensure we can help you.

If you have any questions please email admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au


Policy Updates

Please note the following policies have been recently updated and approved as part of our ongoing policy review cycle. The following policies can be accessed via these live links and are found on the myTintern Portal under School Policies – Parents


School Policies – Parents

ELC Policies