20 Mar 2018

From the Principal

This week we have a special guest introduction from Alison Andrew, School Chaplain. 

International Women’s Day was celebrated throughout Tintern Grammar, from guest speakers to awareness activities during assembly, to the distribution of ribbons in the three colours – white, purple and green amongst students and staff, with all the activities aiming to educate and celebrate.

The girls in the Middle School were given the opportunity to sign four pledges for parity:

1. To be a catalyst for change

2. To not use degrading terms for women

3. To value women and men’s contributions equally

4. To not encourage gender roles or stereotypes

As we approach Easter, near on 2000 years since the very first Easter, I look at these pledges and once more stand in awe of Jesus because in his life he lived out all four.

This is especially seen in the Bible text of his visit to the house of Mary and Martha found in Luke’s Gospel.

Luke 10:38-42 

At the Home of Martha and Mary

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

On first reading, it appears that Jesus is telling Martha off, but in fact, the greater message of this text can be found in where Mary is and what she is doing.

Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to what he has to say. This was a place reserved for only men, for the disciples. By commending Mary on her choice, Jesus is articulating that women and men have the equal right to education and both can be disciples. Revolutionary considering the time and setting of Jesus ministry 2000 years ago.

Throughout his ministry, Jesus champions the rights of all who find themselves marginalised because of race, age, gender or health. To follow the teachings of Jesus is embody the love of all people, to recognise who is being left out, to include them and then to challenge the structures that put them there.

by Alison Andrew, School Chaplain


Curriculum Matters

New Centre “Full STEAM Ahead”!

There have been some exciting initiatives launched already this year as part of Tintern’s new STEAM Centre. Students in both the Junior and Middle Schools are being guided and encouraged to enter into student-centred, inquiry-based projects which will stimulate their imaginations and give them a more prominent role in their own learning.

In recent weeks our Year 3 boys have been creating 3D models with Tinkercad while our Year 4 girls have been using digital microscopes to get a closer look at plants. Year 5 boys have used Ozobots as part of their space unit and many Junior School library classes have been exploring STEAM through literature activities. Staff also have been experimenting with the 3D printer to make replacement parts for toys while Senior students and staff have made 3D parts for a Chemistry SAC. Our new STEAM Centre will open officially in Term 2, giving students and staff additional opportunities to explore these digital tools. The STEAM Centre is a key part of the Senior Library & IT Centre which opens from 7.30am each day.

Stay tuned for further news reports on our STEAM Projects and activities in upcoming newsletters.

Interim Reports

On Thursday 15 March, our Secondary Interim Reports opened to parents in the Parent Centre of myTintern. These reports indicate to parents and students progress so far in each subject prior to Parent-Teacher-Student interviews. The achievement levels indicated by teachers reflect a student’s performance in assessment tasks so far this semester.

Tonight (Tuesday 20 March) we will hold the first of three Secondary School Parent-Teacher-Student Interview sessions and next week two more evenings will be held on Tuesday 27 March and Wednesday 28 March. Bookings for each night close at 10am on the day of the interviews.

Teachers are instructed to request an interview if a student’s progress is awarded ‘Low’ or ‘Very Low’ but they often also request interviews with other students as well for a range of reasons.  If a teacher does not request an interview, then that field in the Parent Portal will contain ‘Optional’. Parents, of course, may request interviews with any of their child’s subject or pastoral teachers regardless of whether a request is made by the teacher.

Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews

As we did in 2017, we are again strongly encouraging all of our secondary students to attend these interviews to be part of a three-way conversation about their own learning. This has always been the case in the Senior College and we find this is a great opportunity for students to feel a part of the reflection – goal setting – self-evaluation feedback loop and to ask questions on how they are going and how they can improve. We find this is a good way to build student confidence, accept responsibility for their learning and for students, parents and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue.

Progressive Reporting throughout Middle School

In 2017 we successfully trialled Progressive Reporting with our Year 8 students. Current Year 9 parents will be familiar with this process, but it is somewhat new to most parents of Year 7 and 8 students.

All Year 7, 8 and 9 students’ Interim Reports will not include an overall Academic Performance achievement level but will receive a letter grade for any major summative Assessment Tasks which has been completed and marked prior to the publication of the reports. The Middle School Interim reports will continue to have Behavioural Indicators the same as the other year levels.

Middle School teachers will then progressively enter grades for major assessment tasks across the semester as they are assessed and returned to students. These will be published at regular intervals on the portal in the same place as our Interim and Semester Reporting and show the letter grade awarded for those tasks. Middle School parents have been sent an email to outline this process.

The publication dates for these Middle School Progressive Grade Reports for the remainder of Semester 1 are:

Thursday 29 March at 5pm (end of Term 1)

Friday 27 April at 5pm

Friday 11 May at 5pm

Friday 25 May at 5pm

Friday 8 June at 5pm

Tuesday 26 June – with the publication of Semester Reports

Please be aware that some assessment tasks are cross-marked with other teachers from a year level team and tasks, therefore, may not be ready to be returned for up to a fortnight. Teachers will communicate with students regarding return dates. Subjects with fewer periods per cycle, or which have missed some lessons due to Athletics day or camp, may not have completed any major assessment prior to Interim Reports whereas other subjects may have completed several. In the former cases, only Behavioural Indicators will appear on the Interim Report.

In 2018, the Interim Reports for Senior College students will award levels of achievement, as per previous years, against a set of Indicators in:

  • Academic Performance
  • Preparation for Learning – Student organisation, homework completion and bringing correct materials to class
  • Participation in Learning  – Student engagement and participation in learning activities in class
  • Attitude towards Learning – Student’s mindset and  approach to learning in general

Each student will receive a rating from Very High, High, Satisfactory, Low or Very Low for each of these by matching the student’s achievement with a matrix of descriptors for each Behavioural Indicator. 

I hope that our reporting and Parent-Teacher-Student evenings will prove useful in understanding your child’s progress to date and will assist in strengthening the partnership between family, school and student that is so crucial to effective learning and growth.

by Alison Bezaire, Director of Studies


Music Matters

Concerto Showcase Report

Last week, on Wednesday 7 March, the Tintern Grammar biannual Concerto Concert took place in the CM Wood Centre. This was the preliminary stage of the event, where eleven of our advanced music students presented a movement of a concerto – a work for solo instrument/s with orchestral accompaniment. During the night, works were performed on clarinet, flute, oboe, piano, violin and viola and, in some cases, students performed multiple concerti on several instruments. Many hours of practice and preparation went into the night, by both the students and music staff. A massive thank you to our accompanists Heather McKenzie and Victoria Lok who shared the load of learning accompaniments to the 15 concertos – a truly mammoth task! A big thank you also to Debbie Haskell who had the extremely difficult job of adjudicating the evening and choosing four items to be performed with orchestra in June. The final four were: Clarisse Liew on violin, Ron Chen on piano, Holly Fryer on flute and Molly Fleming on piano. Congratulations to all the students who performed, and thank you to all involved. Make sure to put Thursday 14 June in your diaries for the final concerto showcase – hope to see you all there!

by Molly Fleming, School Pianist


Sport Matters

Victorian Junior Athletics Competition & Australian Athletic Championship

Congratulations to Corey Dickson (Year 10) for his recent success in the Victorian Junior Athletics Competition. Corey competed in the 5000 metre Walk and won the gold medal in a time of 24 minutes and 23 seconds which was 3 seconds off his personal best. He also achieved a personal best in the 3000 metre run.

Corey also competed in the Australian Athletic Championships in Sydney. Congratulations for his achievements as Corey came 7th in the U17 5000 metre Walk in a time of 24 minutes and 39 seconds – only 19 seconds off his personal best). Corey also competed in the U20 age group and came 10th (beating his personal best by 1 minute 48 seconds) in a time of 24 minutes 39 seconds. Corey continues to set high goals for his performances and he is aiming to qualify for the 2020 World Junior Championships. There will be many hours of training ahead of him and we all offer our support and best wishes.

NCA All Star National Championships of America

Congratulations Erin Doupe (Year 11) who has just returned from a very successful trip to the United States, where she competed with her Cheerleading Team “The Outlaws”, at the biggest cheerleading competition in the world. After some warm-up events, the main competition took place on 24 and 25 February at the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) All Star National Championships of America in Dallas, Texas.  She was amongst 23,655 athletes from 1,320 teams, representing nine countries.

Erin’s Level 4 Senior All Girls Team placed 2nd in their event, a tremendous achievement and well deserved following the commitment and discipline shown by Erin and her teammates in developing and practising their routines over many months.

Erin is 2nd from the left in the front row

State Rowing Championships Results

Congratulations to Kate Fox in Year 12 who recently rounded out her rowing regatta season competing at the 2018 NSW Rowing Championships in Penrith and 2018 Rowing Victoria State Championships in Ballarat.

At the NSW Championships competing in the U19 double and U21 quad, Kate and her team finished 6th and 4th, just narrowly missing 3rd place in the quad scull. At the Victorian Championships Kate competed in the U21 single and U21 coxed four, Kate finished 1st in the D final and 2nd in the coxed four.

Congratulations Kate on these fantastic results and best of luck for next season.

Equestrian Demonstration Day

The 2018 Tintern Equestrian Demonstration Day will take place on this Friday 23 March from 12.30pm. This event showcases the skills of our junior, middle and senior riders who represent the school through the Equestrian Team. As such, they will be demonstrating their skills, handling their horses, showjumping and dressage riding on the top oval. There will also be opportunities to buy baked goods, sausages in bread, Easter eggs and icy poles to support the World Challenge and the Social Justice Groups.

This Demonstration Day foreshadows the forthcoming Victorian State Championships in early April and the Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April. All members of the Tintern school community are cordially invited to attend. We hope to see you there. For further information, check out details on the school website or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410582199371433/?active_tab=discussion

by Darcee McCallum, Equestrian Vice-Captain

Middle Schools’ and Senior College House Athletics General Information

Tuesday 17 April (first day of Term 2), Middle Schools’ and Senior College students have their House Athletics Carnival at Proclamation Park, 9.00am to 3.20pm.

The House Athletics Carnival is a fantastic school event where students are encouraged to participate in a range of competitive and fun events. Students have an opportunity to spend time with their peers in other year levels. It is also a great opportunity for students to support and encourage each other and develop House spirit. The House Athletics Carnival is held at Proclamation Park, Sylvia Grove, Ringwood. Families are welcome to come along and support the students.

Students must come to School as normal on the morning of the carnival and attend roll call. They are permitted to leave with a parent/guardian following the completion of the carnival, however, the student and their parent/guardian must see a supervising staff member before leaving. If you plan to pick up your child can you please contact the Sports office on 9845 7864 or email Head of Sport, Ash Viney aviney@tintern.vic.edu.au to assist with tracking the number of students returning to school.

Please note that the School canteen is unavailable on the day, however, there will be a canteen at Proclamation Park for students to purchase from (cash only). Otherwise, they can bring their own water/sports drinks, snacks and lunch.

Please note, attendance at the carnival is compulsory for all students, and non-attendance will be followed up. If your child is unable to attend you must provide a medical certificate. If they cannot participate, parents/guardian must provide a note. Any student who cannot participate can still play an important role in supporting the event and will be allocated a role in assisting with the running of the carnival. Also, in accordance with school policy, no mobile phones should be present/visible during the carnival.

Thank you for your support of this event. If you have any questions please contact the Sports office on 9845 7864 or contact Ash Viney aviney@tintern.vic.edu.au


Community Matters

Community Group News

Movie Under the Stars – SING! 

Tintern Grammar was filled with the sound of singing on Saturday night as the School community gathered to enjoy Sing, this year’s feature of the TPG Movie Under The Stars. The night was a great success with just under 400 attendees enjoying the movie and the delicious snacks on offer from our parent community and student fundraising groups.

Thank you to everyone for being so understanding when last-minute weather changes moved us indoors into the CM Wood Centre. Our strong Tintern community spirit was in action as all hands on deck made the transition effortless and efficient.

Special thank you to our wonderful business sponsors:

Visit the School website to see the full photo gallery: https://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/community/alumni/reunions/

South Pacific – Last chance to purchase tickets!

After an incredible effort by students, staff and volunteers alike the performance of Tintern Grammar’s production of South Pacific is finally here! Don’t miss your final chance to secure tickets!

Tickets are available for purchase through the Karralyka website.

Dates & Times:

  • Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 06:30 PM
  • Thursday 22 March 2018 at 07:30 PM
  • Friday 23 March 2018 at 07:30 PM
  • Saturday 24 March 2018 at 07:30 PM

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult $30.00
  • Concession $22.00
  • Child $22.00
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) $85.00
  • Wednesday preview evening all tickets $12.50

Careers Night 2018

The Tintern Grammar Careers Night is back again in 2018! Be sure to save the date, Thursday 17 May at 6.30pm, and stay tuned for further details.

Students and families will be invited to sit and chat one on one to past students who are working in careers they love, studying their favourite subjects at University or TAFE, or taking time out to explore different career options to gain work experience.

Further information, including how to book, will follow.

Tintern Parent Group – 2018 AGM

The Tintern Parent Group (TPG) held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8 March 2018.

President – Co-Presidents: Leeza Crowe and Haidee Wallace

Vice President – Boys: Tim Bray

Vice President – Girls: Paul True

Treasurer: Ruby Nagendran

Secretary: Roshini Higgins


  • Amanda Henshaw
  • Djoymi Baker
  • Lorraine Touliatos
  • Rathika Mahadeva
  • Sally Robinson
  • Denise Qvist
  • Viv Jones
  • Mick Humphreys
  • Tang Yan
  • Cathy Zhou
  • Amanda McKenzie (Fair)

Welcome to Lorraine Touliatos, Rathika Mahadeva, Sally Robinson, Denise Qvist, Mick Humphreys, Tang Yan and Cathy Zhou who have joined in 2018.

A special thank you to Kylie Spears who have stepped down from the Committee in 2018.

Kylie Spears is continuing her incredible work with the Presentation Ball Group, along with the wonderful Kerrie Maywald and Sharyn Frisby.

The TPG always welcome new members, please feel welcome to contact Haidee on 0417 052 273 or Leeza on 0497 826 626 for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations.

Friends of Young Farmers – 2018 AGM

The Friends of Young Farmers are looking forward to another wonderful year ahead, after holding their AGM on the 19 March 2018.

The FOYF Committee for 2018:

President: Jonathon Cross

Vice President: Meaghan Cross

Treasurer: Sarah Young

Secretary: Caitlin Olbrich


  • Lily Chen
  • Cath Forbes
  • Joy Ashfield
  • Maya Watt
  • Phil Watt
  • Anna Hamilton
  • Brett Drummond
  • Stella Oliver
  • Tim Stutchbery
  • Warren McDonald
  • Kate McDonald
  • Vicki Wilks
  • Michael Biggs
  • Anthony Coghlan

Welcome to Sarah Young, Lily Chen, Maya Watt, Anna Hamilton, Brett Drummond, Michael Biggs and Anthony Coghlan who have joined in 2018.

A very special thank you to outgoing President Joy Ashfield, who has stepped down as President but remains on the Committee in 2018.

The next Friends of Young Farmers meeting is Monday 7 May at 7.30pm in Kennedy Cottage. They always welcome new members, please contact Jonathon on 0417 036 654 for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations.

Friends of Equestrian – Demonstration Day 2018

Don’t forget that this Friday 23 February is Equestrian Demonstration Day at Tintern Grammar.  This is a fabulous opportunity for the Tintern Equestrian team to demonstrate their sport to the school and to promote Equestrian at Tintern.

If you are available, please come along at lunchtime (from 12.30pm) to the top oval to support our Equestrian team

The next FOE meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21 March. If you are interested in joining, or just learning more, please contact Mrs Alison Bezaire (Equestrian Coordinator) abezaire@tintern.vic.edu.au or Community Relations on 9845 7877.

Friends of Equestrian Horse Trials

Entries are now open for the Friends of Equestrian 18th Annual Victorian Inter-School Horse Trials Championship on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018.

Entries open Friday 23 February. All entries will be received online through eventsecretary.org.au or click here to begin your entry.

This prestigious event attracts nearly 300 competitors and around 500 plus families and spectators from all over Victoria. The FOE group invite you to come along and support the Tintern Grammar Equestrian teams and enjoy a day out at one of the Yarra Valley’s finest estates: Wandin Park, 305 Victoria Rd. Wandin North.

Community Committee dates

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 10 May 2018 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage Co-Presidents: Haidee Wallace and Leeza Crowe
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 18 April 2018 7pm CM Wood Common Room President: Tim Oldmeadow
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Monday 7 May 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. President: Jonathan Cross
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meetings: Wednesday 21 March 7.30pm Kennedy Cottage. President: Sandra Garland

Footy Tipping is back for 2018  

You are invited to again participate or join the Tintern Grammar Community footy tipping competition.

Click on the following link, enter the password (below) and then click ‘join’ to sign up and you’re ready to tip!


Password required: tintern

Once you have signed up just look for the little red box “Tip now” and select your weekly tips.  

You might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget over the term holidays.

The competition is free and open to our adult (18+) Tintern community including staff, parents and alumni.

Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter.

Cash prizes:

1st prize $250

2nd prize $120

3rd prize $60

4th Prize $40

5th prize $20

If you have any questions please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au and we’ll help you get started.

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Book is back – Early Bird Offers Available for a limited time!

The Tintern Parent Group is once again offering the Entertainment books for purchase through the School.

The Entertainment™ Book, and the Entertainment™ Digital Membership, are your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers. The book is current from purchase until the end of May 2019.

Please click here to order your 2018/2019 Entertainment book. 

All proceeds raised go towards the fundraising for the TPG for 2018.

Tintern Grammar Photo Albums

The TPG is also continuing to offer beautiful quality made customised ‘buckram’ binders for only $72. The albums are Navy, featuring the school crest and name printed in silver on the front cover and come complete with 10 transparent sheet inserts.

The albums are great for storing:
– The official school photos
– Certificates
– Naplan and ICAS results
– Sports and performer ribbons
– Artwork
– Programs from concerts, sports days and special assemblies
– Photos
– Newsletter clippings
– Your own scrapbook creations (as the pages are 30cm x 30cm standard scrapbook size)

In fact, if you think of it like a filing cabinet of memories, over the years it builds up into quite a treasure! Samples can be viewed in the uniform shop and all orders are now taken at this link through trybooking

Once you have placed your order, please take your confirmation to the Uniform Shop to collect your Album and/or extra pages.


International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day our Junior Schools’ had a special visit from apprentice jockey Tayla Childs. Tayla spoke to the students about being a female jockey, horse health and shared some fun and interesting facts, such as horses teeth never stop growing and jockeys need to have the fitness level of an Olympic rower!!

Tayla and the team were joined by Gunner, a retired racehorse, who was doing his very first school visit! Everyone got a chance to pat Gunner and ask Tayla questions.

Thanks to Tayla, Gunner and past Junior School staff members, Jo Rogan and Mel Weatherley, for an informative and interactive presentation.


Year 2 Girls Reflect on International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day last week, the Year 2 girls made their Mums a beautiful card to express how important they are to them.  The girls considered carefully the role their Mums play in their lives and wrote very thoughtful words to express how they felt about the most significant woman in their lives, their mums.

by Mary Whitcher, Junior School Girls’ Year 2 Teacher


Art – Creative Times!

It is with great pleasure we welcome Mrs Naomi Greco to the Junior School as our new Art Teacher. The girls are doing some wonderful pieces of work and enjoying the vast experience and knowledge of Mrs Greco. Mrs Greco has taught at primary level for many years but is also an extremely experienced teacher at secondary level (at Tintern) having marked and written VCE Visual Arts examination papers in past years. Both her daughters also attended Tintern, so she is certainly no stranger to our special community. She is thoroughly enjoying being part of our team again.

What’s happening in the Art Room?

All girls have now completed their annual self-portrait. This is an exercise that Tintern girls have continued to do over the years. The drawings are kept by the school and given back to them at the completion of Year 6. It shows visually a progression of their drawing skills.

Year 6 Self Portraits

Year 3s are exploring a Marine theme, making and painting an enlarged tropical fish. Continuing the theme of “Me too” the Year 4 girls are designing and making a mask that helps represent their inner selves. Years 5 and 6 are exploring new drawing and painting materials and techniques. Year 5 is using soft pastel to draw an enlarged animal eye and Year6 are painting a ballerina using gouache and coloured pencil.

Year 1 class with their Mother’s Day portrait – Junior School girls have just completed their Mother’s Day gift and portrait. They were certainly made and painted with love.

The Dream Car Contest was a rewarding lunchtime activity for a number of the girls. They worked hard to design and draw their ideal car that would help mankind.


Boys’ Junior School News

Annual Grand Prix and Leukaemia Foundation Fundraiser

Last Friday was a most energetic and special day for us all in the Boys’ Junior School as we supported The Leukaemia Foundation through our Crazy Hair Day and Grand Prix.

We commenced with the 20th running of our annual Grand Prix with a special demonstration of precision driving from Year 12 student Jack Oberstar, who competed in every Grand Prix when he was in the Junior School. Jack is ranked third in Victoria for Remote Controlled Car racing and heads to the Victorian Championships at Easter. Our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 boys enjoyed a crazy drive around before we had our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Grand Prix finals. Congratulations to all boys who competed, and especially to Jay Jensen who won our overall Championship.

With all boys wearing their hair in a very crazy manner, and many enjoying a sausage sizzle lunch, we were able to support the Secondary School’s fundraising and be a part of a grand total of more than $5,000 being donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

This is Me Assembly

On Monday our This Is Me Assembly guest was our Principal, Mr Brad Fry.

Brad was able to answer our ‘7 short questions’ in 25 seconds (revealing his favourite chip flavour, his lack of interest in Maccas and KFC, that he DOES like Vegemite and that Andy Garcia would play him in the ‘Brad Fry Movie’!) before moving onto the more meaningful questions about his life, resilience, memories and advice to others.

Our boys thoroughly enjoyed hearing from Mr Fry and were again fortunate to be able to share in someone’s personal journey, while taking away another perspective of how we are all unique and special.

Next Monday’s This Is Me Assembly guest will be AFL footballer Sam Weideman.


Year 5 Orienteering Excursion

On the 13th of March we went to Jells Park with the Year 5 girls for our Orienteering Excursion. We all had a great time and everyone was exhausted after Orienteering. I enjoyed running around and finding all the different places with a map of were we needed to go. I don’t think we needed to improve anything for our Orienteering Excursion. I would rate the excursion a 9/10 because everything went well and it was extremely fun as well. I would definitely recommend this for next year because it is fun for everyone! I hope that everyone had lots of fun and it was a really good excursion!

by Daniel Sun, Year 5

Today we went to Jells Park with the Year five girls and did an orienteering excursion

What I enjoyed: I enjoyed finding the markers and chatting to Aaron on the way round.

What could have improved? Something that could have been improved is the way they set it out. I thought the markers were a little small.

I would rate the excursion 8.5 out of 10.

I would recommend it as an excursion for year fives to come. The excursion was great it was fun for all of us.

by Alex Beaton, Year 5


Ready – Set – Go! Year 6 City Survival Challenge

Each team had planned their itinerary for the day. The goal? To find as many iconic Melbourne landmarks and places of interest as possible from the booklet Mrs Neilson had prepared for us. We had to answer questions about each place and provide evidence such as collecting pamphlets and taking photos. After a 45 minute, very crowded train trip we disembarked at Flinders Street Station and the challenge began! The only mandatory place we all had to visit was the Shrine of Remembrance, which meant we had to catch a tram down St Kilda Road or walk, which some of us did, including Mrs Neilson and Mrs Dell’Oste. The volunteers at the Shrine gave us a lot of information. The whole place felt very sacred. There was a long wall displaying 4,000 service medals, each one representing 100 Victorians who have served in war or peacekeeping and 6 who have died. The crypt and the area underneath was amazing…very moving.

Other places that we visited included: the State Library, Parliament House, the Cathedral Arcade, the Royal Arcade, the Bourke St Mall, to see the Public Purse and the 3 Businessmen statues, Federation Square, to see the NGV and ACMI – the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Hosier Lane, but alas no Ed Sheeran. We would like to say a special “thank you” to our Team Leaders who supported us on the day: Rod Bastin, Barry Bertram, Sue Blake, Larisa Chisholm, Lee Elliott-Bruce, Nellie Gale, Clare Jensen, Siobhan Lever, Rathika Mahadeva, Lex and Tim Mitchell and of course Mrs Dell’Oste. We discovered lots about ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and most importantly…we survived!

by Mrs Neilson and the Year 6 boys


Girls’ Middle School News

Year 8 Camp – A Great Success!

Our Year 8 students have returned from their camp buzzing with excitement from all the different activities that they were able to try. It was a wonderful opportunity for many of them to step right out of their comfort zone in facing some pretty daunting high ropes activities such as a dual flying fox, power pole challenge and a free-fall slide. Another highlight was sleeping out on the very top of Mount Buffalo around the stunning Lake Catani.

International Women’s Day

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day across the school. Students in both Middle Schools were encouraged to wear ribbons in the traditional colours of green, white and violet, which symbolised “Give Women the Vote”. This year’s theme was #Push for Progress, and the students were encouraged to make a pledge with regard to one particular area they were going to focus on improving. Those who signed a pledge were then encouraged to wear a badge made by our Senior School leaders to show their commitment to their pledge.


During our Middle School assembly, our leaders led the girls in focusing not only on some of the challenges facing women in Australia but also on the Gender inequity across the globe. Here are examples of some of the pledges the students were encouraged to sign.          

Year 9 Camp #1 Done and Dusted!

The Year 9 bushwalks down at Wilson’s Prom were a great time together as we journeyed around through some of the most spectacular beaches in Victoria. The girls showed great resilience and encouragement to each other when the treks got challenging and greatly enjoyed the rewards of completing much more than they had thought they could do at the start of the trek. I was delighted to hear conversations from our students about how nice it was to be away from technology, breath in some fresh air and to get a chance to talk properly with each other as we settled around the Trangia circle each evening.

Year 7 Camp

Our Year 7 girls are focussing on preparing for camp during their pastoral time. They have planned menus for the campout and received instructions on how to cook on a Trangia for the very first time. They have learnt how to waterproof their hiking packs (just in case) and are getting very excited about the change to go horse riding along Gunnamatta beach and swim with the beautiful fish around Rye Pier.

Year 9 Careers Session

This week, our Year 9 students participated in a career session using a program called “Career Voyager”. This program used different methods to try to establish some job suggestions for each student. The students were then able to investigate the pros and cons for each job and look more broadly at similar jobs. They were also given resume writing skills and encouraged to consider what the employment possibilities may be in the future. This clip ‘Did you Know 2017’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lBMFw2xFA was also used as a stimulus for discussion around this topic.

South Pacific Production

The final countdown has started for our South Pacific Production! The Performing Arts area is a frantic hive of activity with final touches to the sets and costumes. Our musicians are doing the final tweaks to their performances and our cast are making sure they don’t miss a line. I am looking forward to seeing the amazing end result of all their hard work and wish them every success in the coming week. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.



Boys’ Middle School News

International Women’s Day was Thursday 8 March this year and it was an opportunity for our boys to recognise the importance of such a day in terms of the continuing push for gender equity and rights, not just here in Australia, but around the world. Our Year 9 Boys’ Leaders discussed this extensively in our assembly as well as provided our boys with ribbons and badges highlighting the pledges associated with this year’s campaign.

Our Year 9s have been introduced recently to their careers pathways with both Ms Ord and Mrs Ruckert talking to them about options, universities, TAFEs, employment, trades, etc. They have been working on an online profile that helps them to understand their strengths and weaknesses, their interests, and therefore some guidance to areas of employment that could potentially suit them. This is an ongoing process that will involve parents in greater detail over the coming years as they forge their way through to VCE and/or IB.

Following a fantastic camp, our Year 8 boys have been working on organisation and study techniques in Pastoral in what is an important part of developing good practices for successful future learning. Our Year 7 boys are now focusing on camp with under a week to go. They have had instructions around required clothing, equipment, etc. as well as food for their overnight hike where, for many, they will be cooking on trangia stoves for the very first time.

Our cast and crew of this year’s musical, South Pacific, have been working incredibly hard and the time has arrived for them to perform. I wish them all the very best for what will no doubt be an amazing production. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.


Year 8 Camp – by Max Adam

On the 26th of February, Year 8 Camp started with a bus trip to the main attraction of our trip, Valley Homestead, Myrtleford. Located in the countryside, Valley Homestead was the place where all the Year 8 students would eat, sleep, and engage in challenging but fun activities together. An average day on camp could include things like:

  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Power Pole (climbing and belaying)
  • Flying Fox (200m)
  • Drop Slide
  • Bike Riding
  • Swimming/Hot tub            

A big part of camp was the camp out. Every day a different class took a bus out to the base of Mt. Buffalo and hiked up to a campsite. Along the way they would visit different landmarks and hike around them, including underground passageways and hills with stunning views of Lake Catani. Once arriving at the campsite, students would set up their tents and cook their meals on a Trangia, a gas powered portable stovetop.

Looking back on the week I’m sure all the students that went can agree that the whole experience was memorably fun and a great experience for everyone.

by Max Adam, Year 8


News From the Head of the Senior College

Wow, already we are in the final stretch of Term 1! It has been an eventful term with Year Level Conferences, House Swimming, EISM weekly sport and the Swimming Carnival, Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day and, of course, the academic work that has to be covered in Term 1.

As we begin Term 2 much of our academic focus in the Senior College will be on preparing our Year 10 and 11 students for their semester examinations and all Year 12 students, along with Year 11 students undertaking a Year 12 study, will also be taking the GAT on Wednesday 13 June. In addition, our Year 10 students and their families (along with Year 9 students and their families) will be provided with the opportunities to hear about our IB, VCE and VET offerings with the IB Information Night occurring on the evening of Monday 7 May and our Pathways Evening scheduled for the evening of Wednesday 13 June. Both of these evenings will be more fully detailed closer to the time and both are held to assist students and their families in making choices about what specific pathway and what subjects will be chosen in Year 11 and 12.

Some significant events that I would like to remind parents of coming up in Term 2:

  • House Athletics Tuesday 17 April
  • Tintern Grammar Horse Trials at Wandin Park on Saturday and Sunday 28-29 April
  • Our annual Cathedral Service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 20 May. I look forward to seeing Senior College students and families at this event and remind students that it is an expectation that they attend the Cathedral Service.

The School Musical, ‘South Pacific’

After many, many rehearsals this year’s school musical, ‘South Pacific’, is set to hit the stage this week. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday 21 March (preview night) and then from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 March. I wish all students and staff involved in the production every success for these performances. It is fantastic to see our community members get involved in every aspect of the production as performers or assisting with backstage, make-up, costumes, ushering, sound and lighting. You can purchase tickets through the Karralyka Centre at this link: http://bit.ly/2C34XPK

Term 1 Interim Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

Secondary Interim Reports can now be viewed in the Parent Centre of myTintern Portal. The Interim Reports indicate to Parents, Guardians and Students’ the progress made so far in each subject prior to parent-student-teacher interviews. The achievement levels indicated by teachers reflect a student’s performance in assessment tasks so far this term.

Our Secondary School Parent-Student-Teacher interviews are held over three nights, spread across two weeks: Tuesday 20 March (tonight), Tuesday 27 March and Wednesday 28 March, between 4 – 8pm on each of these nights. Interviews are of 10-minute duration.

Teachers are instructed to request an interview if a student’s progress is deemed ‘Low’ or ‘Very Low’, and they may also request interviews with other students. If a teacher does not request an interview, this will be designated as ‘Optional’. Parents, of course, may request interviews with any of their child’s subject or Mentor Group teachers, regardless of a request being made by the teacher.

Bookings for interviews are now open in the portal Students are strongly encouraged if possible to come to the interviews to be part of a three-way conversation about their learning and growth as part of our commitment to the 3-way partnership between students, teachers and parents. If you are experiencing any difficulties booking interviews please refer to the attachment in the email sent to parents or contact Annie Fairweather on 98457830.

As students complete more learning and assessment tasks over the course of the semester, a clearer picture of their progress will appear and this will be reflected in the end of semester reports.

The Interim Reporting process and Parent-Student-Teacher interviews are a valuable opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and discuss your child’s progress and I look forward to seeing many of you at these evenings.


News from the Careers Department

Experience La Trobe University and Inside Monash Events

Students are reminded that La Trobe University will be running their “Experience Clever” days and bookings are now being taken for both parents and students to attend workshops in areas of interest at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/life/events/experience-la-trobe-events.

The dates for this year will be:

  • Friday 6 April (Melbourne)
  • Friday 6 July (Melbourne)
  • Wednesday 4 July (Bendigo)
  • Sunday 1 July (Albury Wodonga)

Registrations for the Inside Monash seminars that extend from April to September can be made at: https://www.monash.edu/inside-monash

Save the Date – Alumni and Tertiary Institutions Careers Night

Given the success of our last year’s event, which targeted Years 9 to 12 students and their parents, we have invited a number of tertiary institutions to join us this year. Please note the evening of Thursday 17 May and further details will be available early next term. Follow the Facebook event to stay up-to-date: https://www.facebook.com/events/599516567107274/?active_tab=about

Career News

Editions 1 to 7 are available on the Portal and indexes for Career News Number 6 and 7 are listed below. Copies of Career News can be found at http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/14962/

Items in the Career News Number 6 include:

  • Inside Monash Seminar Series 2018
  • News from Swinburne University
    • New Majors in the Bachelor of Design
    • Design Factory Melbourne
    • New Majors in the Bachelor of Business
  • ‘My Melbourne Future’ Series
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science at Deakin University
  • Careers in Marine Science
  • Keeper for a Day Holiday Program at Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Paralegal Degrees in Victoria 
  • Law Degrees in Victoria

Items in the Career News Number 7 include:

  • Deakin Step on Campus
  • A Career in Forensic Medicine Information Session
  • A Day in the Life of a Fashion Illustrator at Box Hill Institute
  • Becoming a Chartered Accountant
  • News from Monash University
    • News from the Science Faculty
    • Studying Health at the Peninsula Campus
  • Health Science Degrees in Victoria
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians 


News From Year 10

Corey Dickson Update…

Corey competed in the Australian Athletic Championships in Sydney and the heat added an extra challenge. We offer our congratulations for his achievements as Corey came 7th in the Under 17 5000 metre walk in a time of 24 minutes and 39 seconds – only 19 seconds off his personal best). Corey also competed in the Under 20s age group and came a 10th (beating his personal best by 1 minute 48 seconds) in a time of 24 minutes 39 seconds. Corey continues to set high goals for his performances and he is aiming to qualify for the 2020 World Junior Championships. There will be many hours of training ahead of him and we all offer our support and best wishes.

SWAT (Student Wellbeing Action Teams)

Rachelle Jones from the Maroondah Youth Services Team visited Tintern last week to discuss the highly successful leadership initiative for schools in the City of Maroondah. Our Year 10 students can self-nominate for the program that consists of a 1-day training seminar on Thursday 26 April and a 3-day camp from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 May that has all been funded by Maroondah City Council. Interested students must email Mrs Ruckert by Friday 23 March. I particularly encourage students who have not held leadership positions to apply. Student projects are supported by a Youth Worker and will relate to a wellbeing issue relevant at Tintern Grammar.

Mindfulness and Guided Meditations

This week is a particularly busy week and we are allowing time for the Year 10s to explore mindfulness using sites such as Smiling Mind. The students are encouraged to download the Apps and work through the different levels. In level assembly, the students were reminded about ‘Mindfulness 101′ or ‘Exploring the Breath’ and watched the video ‘The Science of Mindfulness’. Families can refer to the materials on the following sites and students are just using the free options. We have also been monitoring sleep and the Year 10 average is 7½ hours sleep per night, which is below the recommendations for this age group of between 8 and 9 hours.

Smiling Mind: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Calm: https://www.calm.com/

Stop, Breathe and Think: Meditate: https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

Morrisby Online Careers Testing – Thursday 3 May

On the morning of Thursday 3 May, all Year 10 students will participate in the Morrisby Online Careers testing. There will be a series of computer-based tests to help students identify their underlying strengths including verbal, numerical, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning. This information when combined with interests and personal qualities produces a range of career suggestions that are useful when exploring future options. There will be a feedback evening for families with their son or daughter on the evening of Thursday 3 May commencing at 7.30pm in Area C. The reports will be distributed to families before a presentation from Career Analysts to provide a framework to interpret the results. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://www.morrisbyonline.com.au/

Further information and an email will be sent to families early in Term 2 with all of the relevant information.


News From Year 11

We have gotten to that point in the year when students are receiving their first set of marks. Whether it be the VCE or the IB, the initial round of assessments will be forthcoming, and inevitably, some students will be disappointed with these. While it is understandable to approach lower than expected marks with negativity, it is also an opportunity to assess where there needs to be further effort made in specific areas. We all fail to live up to expectations at times, yet it always offers the opportunity for improvement and learning.

We have just touched upon the idea of resiliency in Year 11, and I encourage the students to think about what it means to face a setback, learn from it, and then grow and improve. After earning a disappointing mark, the immediate reaction may be that it is someone else’s fault, or the class is too hard and needs to be dropped, or any of the myriad other reasons we implement to divert responsibility.

Ultimately, each student is encouraged to use this first semester of Year 11 to persevere and challenge themselves to do their best and overcome any initial setbacks. Learn from any disappointing marks and seek assistance from the teacher. Study smarter, or double-down on what needs to be done.

After all, isn’t the ability to practise these skills part of their education as well?


Spare chairs? We want them!

The Visual Art and Design Department are looking for donations again this year of pre-loved chairs for an upcoming Art project. Wooden chairs are preferable, and can be a little ‘worse for wear’.  This project will commence in term 2, so we would love to receive your donations by the end of term 1.

Chairs can be delivered to the Visual Art and Design Gallery space, outside the Art office. Please contact Rachel Waud  rwaud@tintern.vic.edu.au for further details.


The 18th Annual Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials – entries open

We are pleased to share that entries are open for the 18th Annual Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials to be held on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April at Wandin Park.

Our Friends of Equestrian (FOE) group do a fantastic job running this very popular event, which is an official qualifying event for the Australian Interschool Horse Trial Championships.

Follow this link to submit your entry: https://eventsecretary.com.au/equestrian/#Entry:771

Enjoy the gallery below from last year’s event.


Join us in the South Pacific! Opens tomorrow night at the Karralyka Centre!

Join us in the South Pacific! Last chance to purchase your tickets to this year’s production. Purchase now through the Karralyka Centre’s website.

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 06:30 PM
Thursday 22 March 2018 at 07:30 PM
Friday 23 March 2018 at 07:30 PM
Saturday 24 March 2018 at 07:30 PM

Ticket Prices:
Adult $30.00
Concession $22.00
Child $22.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $85.00
Wednesday preview evening all tickets $12.50

To stay up-to-date with South Pacific news, follow our Facebook event.

About South Pacific:

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

When Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile, she learns that the mother of his children was an island native. Unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, she refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lieutenant Joe Cable denies himself the future he wants with a Tonkinese girl because of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission, Nellie realises that she must seize her own chance of happiness, and is forced to confront her prejudices.


Principal’s Recent Trip To China

The Principal,  Brad Fry and Director of Admissions and Marketing, Rae Byrom recently travelled to Beijing and Shanghai in China to attend an AEAS School’s expo. While there, we met and spoke to many families who are interested in an Australian education for their son or daughter and who were very impressed with the level of facilities and educational programs at Tintern. While in Shanghai, we also took the opportunity to meet up with parents and alumni from the surrounding area.

by Rae Byrom, Director of Admissions and Marketing


A Message from the Admissions Team

Our Admissions team have been very busy and we are writing to advise you that many of our year levels are either waitlisted or close too.

If you have child/children who are currently at another school and you plan to enrol them at Tintern Grammar, please don’t wait, secure their place today. If you have a child/children already attending Tintern Grammar, please note, you do not need to do anything.

Enrolment is now easier than ever as you can submit an application via our website. Submit your online application here: https://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/enrolments/how-to-enrol-application/

Please share this news with any family or friends who are considering Tintern Grammar for their child/children.

Do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team via email admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au or phone (03) 9845 7878 if you have any queries or to learn more.

by Rae Byrom, Director of Admissions and Marketing


Careers Night is back for 2018 – Save the Date – Thursday 17 May

The Tintern Grammar Careers Night is back again in 2018! Be sure to save the date (Thursday 17 May) and stay tuned for further details.

This event is ideal for Year 9 to 12 students and their parents/guardians, however, all Tintern Grammar secondary school students are welcome to attend.

We are again extending an invitation to our alumni community to join us at this event. If you are a past student and interested in attending please contact the Community Relations team via email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.


Charlotte Anderson (YG 1932) included in National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame Archive Series

We are so pleased to share that alumna Avenue of Excellence inductee Professor Emeritus Charlotte Anderson (YG 1932) (1915 – 2002) has been included in the HerStory Archive series of the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame.

The HerStory Archive is a collection of stories which tell of the achievements of over 1,500 pioneering women in various fields.

Follow this link to learn more about the HerStory Archive series

Follow this link to read Charlotte’s Avenue of Excellence profile




*** EVENT UPDATE *** Unfortunately due to low numbers we have decided to cancel the Bush Dance this Friday 4 May. But we are pleased to share that The Blackberry Jam Bush Band will visit the Junior Schools during term 2 to run a fun activity with the students. Parents will be welcome to join us for this occasion. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Join us for the TPG Bush Dance featuring The Blackberry Jam Bush Band on Friday 4 May, 7.00pm, in the CM Wood Performance Centre.
This is a family event. Cost per family is $20.
Book now via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/UZEN
Please email the TPG at parentgroup@tintern.vic.edu.au for all enquiries or further information. 

Scotty James (YG 2013) 3rd in Burton US Open Snowboard Halfpipe Final

Congratulations to Olympic bronze medallist and alumnus Avenue of Excellence inductee Scotty James (YG 2013) who placed 3rd in the Snowboard Halfpipe Final at the Burton US Open on Saturday in Vail, Colorado. Click on the image below to watch Scotty’s amazing final run.


Class of 1961 Alumni Visit for a School Tour

Carmen Logan (Neil) (YG 1961) recently visited for a tour of Tintern along with her longtime school friend Jon Kingman (Grant), also Class of 1961. Jon and Carmen have an enduring friendship, spanning over 60 years and two continents, as Carmen has lived in South Africa since 1968. It was wonderful to host them both at the school.


Dr Jo Newton (YG 2006) Named Semi-Finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award

Congratulations to alumna Dr Jo Newton (YG 2006) who has been named as a semi-finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award of the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards. These awards acknowledge young people who set an example through their leadership and drive, paving the way for others to follow.

Jo is a passionate research geneticist currently working with the dairy industry. Eight years ago she founded the Farming Futures Project at the University of New England – a careers fair showcasing agricultural opportunities, and today she mentors young scientists and visits schools to encourage students to realise their own agricultural journey. She has been recognised with the 2017 Dairy Research Foundation Symposium’s Emerging Scientists Award and the 2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship. Whilst at Tintern Jo was the Young Farmers Captain in Year 11 and 12, as well as the Sustainable Futures Captain in Year 12.

Congratulations again Jo and best of luck for the final!

Learn more about Jo’s achievements and the First National Real Estate Leadership Award here



Support Ivan Yeung (YG 2005) as he Participates in the 2018 Oxfam Trailwalker

We would like to wish alumnus and Southwood Old Boys Association (SOBA) President Ivan Yeung (YG 2005) all the best as he and a team of workmates participate in the Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend. The team, who work for GFM Wealth Advisory, have been training hard for the past six months and have set themselves two ambitious goals – to complete the 100km walk within 30 hours and in the process raise $30,000 for Oxfam.

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne, being held Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2018, will see teams walk 100kms through Warburton, the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s outer suburbs, aiming to complete the event within 48 hours. Oxfam Trailwalker is not just a tough physical and mental challenge — it’s also a rewarding fundraising challenge. With every step teams take raising money to tackle poverty around the world.

To support Ivan’s fundraising efforts donate here: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/payment/30429/297822

Every little bit counts and all donations made will be tax deductible.


Team Holiday – Awesome Autumn

Team Holiday is excited to be a part of our School community and they can’t wait to show you what they have planned for the upcoming Autumn holidays. 

 All programs are fully rebatable for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebates, which means you could be entitled to a 50% discount – or more!

For more information on the action-packed AWESOME AUTUMN holiday program, visit teamholiday.com.au

Want your kids to have an amazing, action-packed Autumn break?

Join Team Holiday for their AWESOME AUTUMN school holiday program for kids aged 5-12.

Team Holiday is a multi-award winning holiday program provider for children and teens across Australia. They provide full-day activities to over 100,000 children every year. Their programs are perfect for working families or for kids who are just looking for fun activities to do during their holiday break.

Their specialist crew is made up entirely of qualified educators, and with a ratio of one educator to just ten kids, they have the time and resources to curate innovative adventures that kids just love. That’s why over 95% of parents rated Team Holiday higher than any other holiday program.


Parking Restrictions

As it is the start of the School year, it is timely to remind all families that strictly enforced Maroondah Council restrictions for parking and student “drop off” apply outside the administration entrance to the School in the cul-de-sac which is at the end of Alexandra Road. Restrictions that apply in this area and in other areas around the School are well signposted and Council Officers regularly check all restricted areas in the interest of the School’s neighbours and to ensure safe traffic control and movement around the School.

Parents and guardians of Tintern Grammar secondary students are advised that student “drop-off” is best arranged in the PE Centre/Bus Bay car park. However, please be aware that right-hand turns from Loma Street into the School are clearly signposted as being illegal and drivers run the risk of being booked by Council Officers if they make such right-hand turns. This is also a particularly dangerous manoeuvre which is likely to result in collisions with cars or buses making the correct turn from Morinda Street into the School or continuing around the curve from Morinda Street into Loma Street.


Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

Please select the following links for more information on the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund.

Information for Parents – http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/csefflyer.pdf 

Application Form – http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/csefapplicationform.pdf 

Application forms should be completed and lodged by 29 June 2018. Please forward completed forms to Debra Urquhart, Student Fees and Accounts Receivable Officer. You can return via email: DUrquhart@tintern.vic.edu.au