19 Jul 2022

From the Principal

“If not now, when?” (with a little of, “if not me, who”?) – student opportunity and achievement in the next phase of the pandemic

For over two years, we have all lived, learned, taught, and survived in a series of bubbles of change and uncertainty. In all of us this tends to trigger a drawing in of our personal, learning, and vocational boundaries as we look to stake ourselves to a certainty that we can identify or create. This not only is an understandable response to that feeling of washing back and forth in the waves, but also is a very sensible one in terms of allowing us to manage stress and health.

For adults, one way this has been visible, has been in choices to stay at home rather than leave (even through the periods when we did not have to!). Whether to return to work after lockdown, to attend events, go to the cinema or other activities that would have been ‘day to day’ before the pandemic, at each return from lockdown, adults were statistically less likely to do so.

For students at Tintern we have seen this in the trend of students narrowing and shrinking their educational landscape and the opportunities they take up. Again, this is understandable, as there has been so much disappointment when performances, debates, competitions, have not taken place, and in their return from lockdowns, students have clearly had less appetite for co- and extra-curricular opportunities as a result.

One of the greatest things about Tintern is the breadth of opportunities available for every student. Taking these opportunities, gives each child a chance to try, and learn from each one. They may not continue with it, in fact they may not even find that they enjoy the experience, but they will always learn from it; both about the activity and about themselves. Some will find it becomes an interest, for others it may become their passion, some even their lifelong commitment, and students’ learning and growth resulting from these choices will last much longer.

The other thing to consider is that all achievement and growth (not just academic) is the result of many intersecting factors, that tend to push it forward, particularly in the early years, or early stages of the experience. This personal growth and achievement arise from an inter-dependent, complex, and very individual web of role models, opportunity, encouragement, appetite, support, and work ethic, with a whiff of luck and timing thrown in too. Ultimately though, student achievement is student-determined. As parents, we cannot make it happen, particularly in the adolescent years (as we all know only too well!), and nor can teachers. It is collaborative, but in the end, it is owned and steered by the student.

Why bring this up now? Because now is the time for students to branch out and resume the seeking of opportunities, the taking up of the unfamiliar and the risk-taking that this always entails. We have reached a stage of uneasy equilibrium in the pandemic, and one senses this stage will be with us for a while at least, whilst our young people’s lives need to go on. We know there will no longer be lengthy lockdowns, we can be confident that we will not see the level of disruption to young people’s activities that occurred in 2019 and 2020, so ‘if not now, when?’ needs to be the mantra around this aspect of resumption, at school and at home.

If we are to shepherd our young people back into a ‘normal’ growth trajectory, a ‘new normal’, and they are to resume (or commence) a path towards optimal achievement in their learning and lives, we all need to step out beyond our boundaries of certainty that we have become so entrenched in over the pandemic. There is, particularly now, every reason for School staff and for parents to encourage our young people to reach out for opportunities, to stretch themselves, and to take some (measured) risks in their learning lives.

factis non verbis



Bradley Fry | Principal


Curriculum Matters

Update on Semester Reporting

Secondary Semester Reports were distributed during the first week of the holidays through the school portal and these gave our students the opportunity to reflect on the feedback received from teachers and to gain insights to help them rise to the challenges of their upcoming coursework and end-of-year assessments.


Subject Selection Showcase, 21 July (online)

Parents are reminded that the Subject Showcase Evening for Years 9 and 10 will take place this Thursday 21 July. This will be an online Teams event again this year. Initial details of the event were sent to parents by Mr Trollope via email last week, with further instructions regarding accessing meetings, forthcoming in the next day or so.

Normally, Year 9 students and families are invited to attend a special information session at School regarding Electives and VCE Studies in Year 10. This presentation will be available behind the 2023 VCE VET Showcase tile. Families should view this prior to the start of the interactive sessions which starts at 5.00pm on Thursday.

For Year 10s, there are four Maths and four English subjects available, and the overview videos which will be available on the portal should be viewed prior to Thursday to provide guidance with subject selection in those areas. All individual Senior subjects on offer next year will be outlined behind their respective tiles and subject teachers will be available to answer specific subject-related questions at the Showcase on Thursday evening. We invite you to attend with your child to hear specific details about the various VCE and VET subjects on offer in Senior College.

As in previous years, subject selection will be made on-line. This year, the process will commence on Saturday 23 July and will close at midnight on Monday 1 August. All Year 7-11 students have attended Subject Selection information sessions, where they have been given instructions on how to follow this process.

Students will receive a personal message via their Tintern email account on Saturday 23 July with a link to the on-line subject selection portal.

Course Guides and Handbooks are available through the Senior College Handbooks link on the portal or though the School website. Click here to access Senior College Course Guides and Handbooks

The Showcase Evening mentioned above will assist students to select the most suitable pathway and subject choices for 2023. Individual teachers and our Careers Consultants are available to assist with this process throughout the evening. Please read the instructions in your invitation email carefully, so you know how to access staff on the night.    

Parents are reminded that it is not possible to meet all student preferences during the subject allocation process, due to the constraints of timetabling and blocking based on an overview of all students’ choices.


Student Progress Meetings

We plan to run a full day of Student Progress Meetings online on Tuesday 23 August from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Secondary students will not attend school on this day but will, instead, be expected to complete non-contact asynchronous work at home left for them on the portal by their subject teachers that day. Students are expected to take a break from their work and log in to these Teams meetings with their parents.

Currently, in response to feedback from parents and staff that a mix of online and face to face options was ideal, we plan to run two afternoon Student Progress Meeting events onsite at school between 4.00 – 8.00pm on Wednesday 24 August and Monday 29 August. However, with the changing COVID situation we may need to move these evenings online as well, in which case the meetings would start at 4.30pm on these dates.

Further information regarding the booking arrangements for these events will be forthcoming in the near future. The teachers look forward to meeting with both students and parents to discuss your child’s progress.


Alison Bezaire | Director of Studies



ELC News

ELC Superhero Disco

This year at the end of Term 2 we held our first ELC Superhero disco.

During the weeks prior, we talked a great deal about what makes someone a Superhero. What do they do and what would they look like? We introduced the idea that a Superhero may not be a Superman or Spiderman but indeed someone very close to us.

We celebrated and thanked our family of First Responders and talked to the children about what a First Responder does.

We also broke down what a Superhero might do for us and encouraged the children to look within their own familiar circle of family to find a Superhero!

This person the children then invited to our first Superhero Disco. The children and their Heroes came dressed ready to jump, jiggle and sing under the revolving disco ball in the CM Wood.

We played games, danced, took Superhero photos, and enjoyed some Superhero snacks together.

We hope we sent home happy tired little Superheros. Enjoy the photos.


Kristin De Vos | Director of Early Learning Centre


Girls’ Junior School News

One of our second semester literacy projects is to create a picture book. The first stage is to research picture books, with the aim of learning how a book is created by an author, illustrator and publisher. We began this week with the goal of reading and analysing 100 books over the course of several weeks.

The Year 6 Girls are enthusiastic readers who love stories. “I like the challenge because I get to read,” observes Jess S, “I thought 100 was a lot but it doesn’t seem like that much now.” This is a common theme when the girls reflect, and the more they read, the more insights they reveal in discussions and the mini-reviews they write for each book they read.

“I think that little kids don’t understand the books in the same way that older kids do,” shares Ines, whose favourite book so far has been The Lost Library due to its unique illustrations. Alysha’s favourite is My Shadow is Pink, with its themes of acceptance and diversity. “I’ve noticed that every book has a great moral that everyone can pick up.”

It has been interesting hearing the girls sharing their thinking on various authors’ styles and messages. “Many authors base their stories on something a reader can relate to,” Katherine notes, while Shriya has looked at storytelling through images. “In Belonging by Jeannie Baker there are no words and the story is told only in detailed pictures.”

Some of the favourite books nominated so far include Diary of a Wombat, The Lost Library, Hot Hippo, My Shadow is Pink, Yahoo Creek, Mutt Dog and Harry Highpants. We have looked at beloved formulaic old classics, innovative new releases and everything in between.

It is fortunate that I am married to an author who can share some knowledge of the publishing industry. Amy has written a junior fiction series with 6 titles, Tilda Teaches, and a picture book, Turning Cartwheels, with another picture book in the process of being illustrated. The students have explored some unexpected conventions such as the long process from idea to printing (years!), how colour choices might affect sales (avoid green on your cover unless your book is about nature), and that the wide variation of accents make it incredibly difficult to write a picture book in rhyming verse. The girls were surprised to hear that many picture books have been created by an author and illustrator who have never met each other.

I was lucky to hear the wonderful Australian author Morris Gleitzman speak at a conference a few years ago. He said that “stories should be at the heart of every young person’s education.” It is perhaps fitting that Milla should have the last word to help explain why: “I enjoy this project because it brings out our imagination.”

Nick Adeney
Year 6 Girls’ Classroom Teacher

Lunchtime Farm Visits

The girls have been enjoying some lovely time at the farm this week during our lunchtime farm program. Many thanks to Mrs. Gluskie and Mrs. Yardley who facilitate this group.


Boys’ Junior School News

In our Welcome Back Assembly on Tuesday we continued our SHINE theme, this time talking about torches. We mentioned that when a torch isn’t working, rather than throw it away, we change the batteries. When a person makes a bad choice or finds themselves in a dark place…we can provide them with the batteries they need. Some need AA…affection, attention; some need AAA…affection, attention, acceptance; some need C…compassion; and some need D…direction; “…and if they still don’t seem to shine, just sit with them quietly and share your light.”


With so many wonderful special events planned for Term 3, with so many opportunities for our boys to SHINE in different ways, we want every boy to know that in our Junior School, we are all here to provide them with new batteries and/or light.

We are delighted to be able to present our Boys’ Junior School production of The Amazing Adventures of Superstan this Thursday, after our boys have shown months of terrific commitment and confidence. The show is an energised, rollicking performance that features all of our prep-Year 6 boys.


Adam Kenny  | Head of Boys Junior School and Director of Students


Secondary School News

It was great to see all the students and staff returning to school last week after their mid-year holiday, hopefully recharged and ready for a great Term 3.

With a new semester comes a change in timetable for our Year 7 – 10 students. New electives are started for our Year 8 – 10s, whilst all students will have rotating core subjects that swap each semester such as Art with Drama, Health with Religion, Geography with History, etc. Other core subjects like English, Maths, PE and languages continue all year through.

Brett Trollope | Head of Secondary


2023 Subject Selection

Students across Year 7 – 11 will very soon be submitting their subject preferences for 2023 with the platform opening on Saturday 23 July and closing on Monday 01 August. Staff across Year 7 – 9 have run several sessions in their pastoral classes going over the different options that are available at each year level. There are relevant tiles on the Portal pages of both students and families that will allow them to read and understand more about what each subject is about before making decisions. We have also run an online pathways session for our Year 9 and 10 families regarding VCE/VET options, with our 2023 VCE/VET Subject Showcase Evening occurring online on Thursday 21 July. This particular event is for all current Year 10 students and families, and any of our current Year 9 students (and families) who may be interested in studying a VCE or VET Unit 1 – 2 subject whilst in Year 10 next year.


Poetry in Action 

On Tuesday 12 July, students in Years 7 & 8 attended an incursion called Poetry In Action, as part of their English studies. In 2020 and 2021, the Poetry In Action team presented to us in an online format, so it was great to see their talents in a live format once again.

The team, comprising of actors Ruby, Rob and Mason presented a show called The Poet’s Quest, the story of a young man in search of the vital components that make up effective poetry. These components consist of:

  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • Imagery
  • Theme

It was an enjoyable and energetic performance, and the actors kindly shared some of their thoughts about acting and poetry in a Q & A session at the completion of the performance.

Matthew  O’Brien | Year 7 English Teacher

Geography Study Tour to Cairns

During the semester break a group of 24 Year 10, 11 and 12 Geography students and three staff took part in a Geography Study Tour to Cairns and Cape Tribulation. Geography tours are an important opportunity for students to examine the world’s people and natural environments at close range as an adjunct to their studies. Venturing into the field to explore, analyse, interpret and understand a destination’s unique characteristics and contributes immeasurably to students’ understanding of the key areas of Year 10 and VCE Geography; Sustainability and Conservation management, Hazards and Disasters, Tourism, Land Use Change, Land Cover Change.  Tropical North Queensland is home to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. This area invited students to explore some of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes on Earth.

The purpose of the trip was to expose Year 10 – 12 students to real, relevant and contemporary examples of the case studies they will use in Units 1 – 3 Geography, especially those of deforestation, climate change, land use and land cover change and tourism.

During their journey the group hiked up Mossman Gorge and had a dip in the icy rockpools, visited crocodiles in the Daintree River, went snorkelling on the outer reef and got to dive with Green Sea Turtles and giant clams as well as an amazing array of fish and corals. At Cape Tribulation they saw wild cassowaries in the Daintree, visited an organic tropical fruit orchard, and hiked through the rainforest at night with an Environmental Biologist from James Cook University, the highlight of which without a doubt was the tree snakes and bioluminescent lichen! Throughout the trip students were able to experience firsthand the conflicts between environmental and cultural conservation, and tourism and how conflicts between the two can be balanced. This was most obvious at Fitzroy Island where the students studied the reef from a glass bottom boat, visited the Turtle Rehab centre, and then snorkelled to observe coral bleaching in the island harbour.  At Hartley’s Crocodile farm they were confronted with the duality of conservation and captive farming of saltwater crocodiles. The cultural immersion at Pamigirri was fascinating, the gentle and inclusive program explained traditional land management, and the sharing of creation story lines of the tribes who are the traditional custodians of this region. Being able to ride the cable way down from Kuranda afterwards with this fresh understanding of the forest was amazing and certainly coloured our perspective of the forest.

A once in a lifetime trip – the students learned so much which they will be able to use both in their studies and their understanding of Australian Indigenous Culture. All the students lucky enough to be involved, experienced a trip they will never forget, taking home many fond memories and a newfound respect for our beautiful planet.

We are definitely looking forward to future Geography tours,  and where they will take us.

Naomi Baulch | Head of Geography

Road Smart

With a high proportion of the Year 10 cohort with Leaner Permits, and having commenced their time behind the wheel, last Thursday’s presentation from VicRoads, Road Smart, was perfect timing.

Two road safety education experts spoke to all the Year 10 about how to prepare for a lifetime of safe driving.

The first part of the session developed their understanding of four major contributors to road safety: safer speeds, safer vehicles, safer roads, safer people. The presenters supplied examples of all of these, and opened to floor to several interesting discussions and analyses of several complex scenarios.

The second part of the session introduced the staged approach to learning to drive, which recommends progressing from simple and safe conditions, such as car parks and private property, through to the greater demands of making decisions in busy traffic, adverse conditions, or driving in the countryside.

All who took part in Thursday’s session are now eligible for a free driving lesson. This can be accessed by completing details on the following VicRoads page: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-education/secondary-schools/road-smart/students-and-learners.

Rowan Kidd | Year 10 Co-ordinator

Chinatown excursion

The Chinatown excursion was so much fun and interesting to be able to go and learn some of China’s history and experience of some of its culture. We were taken on a tour of the Chinese museum before learning a Kung Fu workshop. Next we had lunch at Da Hu Peking Duck restaurant with some of the traditional Chinese dishes we had learnt about in class. The highlight of the whole day was free time to roam around Chinatown in small groups and explore the shops around. 

Grace Boromeo | Year 9


News from the Careers Department

The Year 10 students had a most successful Work Experience week and the School received such positive feedback regarding the initiative and maturity demonstrated by our students. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Julie Ennor (Work Experience Co-ordinator) and Rowan Kidd (Year 10 Co-ordinator) to manage the Occupational, Health and Safety training, student placements and preparation of the students.

Year 10 subject selection interviews are almost complete with only a few students involved in meetings that needed to be rescheduled from last term. It was also wonderful to welcome back seven Year 12 alumni from 2021 who participated in a Q and A session discussing their courses including highlights and challenges.

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 18 Careers News 24 June 2022

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • Cert IV and Diploma of Photography at RMIT
  • Courses offered at the City Campus of Victoria University
  • Undergraduate Studentships at CSIRO
  • News from the University of Queensland
    • European Double Degrees
    • UQ Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Accounting Degrees in Victoria in 2022  
  • Snapshot of Monash University in 2022
  • Snapshot of Monash University – Peninsula in 2022

Number 19 Career News 19 July 2022

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • News from Monash University
    • Upcoming Monash Information Evenings
    • Direct Entry to Medicine
  • RMIT – Early Offer Program
  • Entry Options for Year 12 Students at University of Western Australia
  • New Majors in the Bachelor of Arts at Swinburne University
  • Professional Business Cadetships
  • Principal’s Recommendation Scheme at CQU
  • Schindler Apprentice Open Night
  • Paramedicine Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Snapshot of the University of Adelaide in 2022 


Heather Ruckert | Careers Consultant


Music Matters

Music Camp

Our Annual Music Camp is scheduled to take place at school this weekend, 22-24 July. In light of current COVID concerns, this will not be a particularly social event such as we have held in the (now distant) past. Rather, Music staff and students will come together for extended rehearsals and enjoy getting their teeth into some great repertoire. These works are being prepared for our Annual Concert on Friday 5 August. Students are only required at school when they have rehearsals to attend. When not required at rehearsals, students will be expected to be picked up by parents or head home under their own steam. If students have to remain at school for another rehearsal, they will undertake private study, suitably distanced from others.

Friday 22 July

2.15pm – 3.30pm                          Intermediate Choir

3.30pm – 4.30pm                          Concert Choir

4.30pm – 5.30pm                          Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir

5.30pm – 7.00pm                          Senior Jazz Band


Saturday 23 July

8.45am                                            Arrival time

9.00am –10.45am                     Scrolls

10.45am                                          Morning Tea break (students staying for Chamber Orch)

11.00am – 12.45pm                Chamber Orchestra

12.45pm                                          Lunch break (students bring own lunch)

1.30pm – 3.00pm                      Chamber Orchestra

1.30pm – 2.45pm                       Intermediate Jazz Band

2.45pm                                             Afternoon Tea break (students staying for Snr Jazz Band)

3.00pm – 4.00pm                        Senior Jazz Band


Sunday 24 July

10.00am – 12.00pm                   Symphony Orchestra

12.00pm                                           Lunch break (students staying for Band rehearsals BYO lunch)

12.45pm – 2.00pm                      Concert Band

2.00pm                                             Afternoon Tea break (students staying for Wind Symphony)

2.15pm – 4.00pm                        Wind Symphony


Friends of Music Jazz Night

Tintern’s Jazz Night always is a much-anticipated event on the Tintern musical and social calendar. Our Friends of Music Committee decorate the CM Wood Centre and the students certainly dig out their finery for a great night of music-making and dancing! We are welcoming Ross Irwin’s Dance Band, ‘Creole Cookout’, who promise to have us up on the dance floor dancing the night away. For further details or booking Click here




After two-and-a-half years of stage silence, it was an absolute JOY to watch and listen to the Year 3-6 students in their Musical Showcase at the end of last term. The evening comprised live and recorded performances by all Year 3-6 students in their various ensembles. These ensembles included the Orchestra, Training Band, Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs, Rock Band, Paganini Strings, Junior Strings, The Year 6 String Quartet, Junior Band, Year 4 Xylophone Ensemble, Year 6 Percussion Troupe and Bel Canto.

The music performed ranged in genre from the much-loved Can Can by Offenbach and Canon in D by Pachelbel, to the more modern nationalistic tones of My Island Home made famous by Christine Anu and Barrier Reef by Kathy and David Blackwell. There was even some exercise drumming to the very dance-worthy Dynamite by BTS!

The evening concluded with a song from Superstan, our Boys’ Junior School musical that is to be performed for audiences later this week. We look forward to the opportunity for the boys to showcase their acting, singing and dancing in this fun and energetic musical on Thursday.

Finally, a big thankyou to all the students, families and staff who helped to make our 2022 Junior School Musical Showcase such a fabulous event! Not only was it the culmination of their efforts in Semester 1, but really a culmination of dedication, perseverance and commitment to music, even though the rewards of performing live were not possible until now.

Mrs Shari Bhatt | Junior School Music Co-ordinator  



Sport Matters

House Cross Country

On Friday 15th July, Tintern Grammar held the annual House Cross Country Carnival. It was fantastic to have all years 7-12 students being able to cheer on their fellow students during the carnival, after the last couple of years. The students ran very well in wet conditions under foot around the 2.6km course inside the grounds of the school and competed enthusiastically to earn points for their house. Congratulations to the top three students from each race who received a medal and to the top ten place getters who qualified for the EISM Cross Country Carnival. The overall house results were:

1st          Butterss/Cross                366 Points

2nd         Mansfield/McKie            350 Points

3rd          Gordon/Grant                 324 Points

4th          Somner/Stewart             288 Points

5th          Dann/Watt                       270 Points


Year Level Champions:

Year 7 Boys: Harley Cantor

Year 7 Girls: Avie Lee

Year 8 Boys: Ryan Jayarathna

Year 8 Girls: Amelie Scherer

Year 9 Boys: Tom Hutcheon

Year 9 Girls: Millie Blank

Year 10 Boys: Barathan Mahadeva

Year 10 Girls: Chloe Hong

Year 11 Boys: Boyd Pearce-Schmidt

Year 11 Girls: Saskia Jackson Smith

Year 12 Boys: Ben McKee

Year 12 Girls: Olivia Dowling

Congratulations to Butterss/Cross for winning the House Cross Country Carnival in 2022. 


Ash Viney | Head of Sport 

Junior School Physical Education

This term in Physical Education our focus will be on developing our skills in Athletics. This will help us to prepare for the upcoming District Athletics Carnival on 29 August, and our House Athletics Carnival which will be held in Term 4. During this time students will explore a range of running, jumping and throwing events which include running from 100m-1500m, long and triple jump techniques and shot put and discus throwing rotations. We will also look at our shuttle and circular relays, particularly our baton holding and changeovers.

This term has also seen some Junior School students involved in the Interschool sport playoff finals for Hotshots and mixed Softball. With a very close finish, unfortunately the Hotshots team just missed out on moving onto the Division finals. The mixed softball team finished their playoff with a win of 21-13, therefore progressing to the Division level finals.

A big thank you to Sandy and Jenny who coached these teams with great success throughout Term 2, and congratulations to all students who were involved!


Caroline Gray | Junior School Physical Education Teacher



Tintern Grammar Scholarship applications are open to students commencing in Year 5 and in Years 7 through to 11 in 2024.  To find out about the broad range of scholarships on offer, academic testing days and to apply online  Click here 

Applications close 4pm 9 September 2022.



Community Matters

Welcome to Term 3, 2022

We have a very busy and exciting Term 3 planned, with some incredible Community Events and Fundraisers.

The Tintern Parents Group (TPG) Annual Trivia Night start off the Community Events on Saturday 30 July. We have limited tickets remaining, so book your tickets online now.

Other events and Fundraisers this term include:

Also, don’t forget to Save the Date for our first ever Community Fun Day on Saturday 22 October 2022 at 1pm to 6pm. Join us on the day for fun family friendly activities, enjoy food at the many incredible Food trucks and reconnect with the school and other Tintern families.

Thank you to our community for so generously supporting our recent Frank Green fundraiser. We had an incredible response, selling almost 150 items, raising much needed funds to support our Community events and activities, such as the Community Fun Day. Delivery to your child’s classroom is on track for the start of August.

If you are interested in joining any of our amazing Community Groups, or assisting with a specific event (such as Presentation Ball) please get in touch with Di and Tegan in Community Relations by phone on 9845 7877 or email to communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

TPG Trivia Night 2022 – Limited tickets still available!

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. Year 12 students are welcome to attend.

Don’t forget to bring gold coins to join in the games, including a chocolate toss and an alcohol toss. EFTPOS will be available on the night to pay for Silent Auction items.

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

Those attending on the night have exclusive access to the Silent Auction. 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.

Thank you to the generous sponsors:

  • 1300FOOTLAB
  • AJAYS Snow Country Sports (Heathmont)
  • Bramleigh Estate (Warrandyte)
  • Bunnings Warehouse (Ringwood)
  • Comfort Feet Podiatry Group/Comfort Osteopathy
  • Costco Wholesale (Ringwood)
  • Daisy’s Garden Supplies (Ringwood)
  • Flame Trees Burger Bar (Bayswater)
  • Flowers Etc (Ringwood East Florist)
  • Holey Moley Golf Club
  • Hugster Family Photography
  • JD Digital Photography
  • Jo Carroll (Artist)
  • Julia Bridal
  • Larrykin Dog Treats
  • Matthews Timber (Knoxfield)
  • Michael Sukkar
  • Officeworks (Ringwood)
  • Olive (Student at Tintern Grammar)
  • Vicki Net Bags
  • Di Grochowska 
  • Hardrock Climbing (Nunawading)
  • METEC Driver Training (Kilsyth)
  • Reading Cinemas, Chirnside Park
  • Velissaris Photography
  • Yvette Pethebridge of Yvette Photography

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friends of Music Jazz Night 2022 – Winter Wonderland

Tintern Grammar Friends of Music are excited to present 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.

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

All attendees on the night have exclusive access to our Jazz Night Raffle. Tickets cost is 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.

Our wonderful prizes include:

Please bring cash on the night to purchase you raffle tickets.

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

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

Frank Green Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered Frank Green Water Bottles. We were overwhelmed with the incredible response!

Frank Green are hard at work organising the orders, and we anticipate delivery at the start of August. Orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

Parent Representatives 2022

We’d like to wish a warm welcome to our new Parent Rep for Year 8,  Pooja Mathur. Pooja, along with Michele Brooks, are organising a Year 8 table for the Trivia Night. If you would like to join them, please indicate Year 8 table when booking.

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 11 August 2022 at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here.
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 17 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 distancing
  • The wearing of masks when indoors in recommended, though not compulsory

Upcoming Reunions

  • Class of 2017, 5 Year Reunion – Saturday 22 July at 7.30pm at The Hawthorn –Book Here

Community Group Fundraising

Tintern Customised Towels

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


Class of 2021

On Tuesday 12 July we were visited by a group of Alumni from the Class of 2021, who spoke to our Year 12 students.
Their first-hand experiences of commencing university, tips and advice leading into the final months of Year 12 was valuable for our current students. We thank them for visiting us and presenting, and look forward to their future visits and wish them every success in their studies.
Pictured from left to right is Alana Lawson, Laura Mitcham, Katey O’Reilly, Jaimee Jolocha, Adam Choong, Joshua Choong, Raman Wensor.