22 Feb 2022

From the Principal

This week we have a special lead introduction from our Vice Principal Jason McManus….

I hope the start to the 2022 school year has been a happy one for your family. The school has had a real buzz to it as the students fill the corridors, classrooms and fields, and the staff are back weaving their magic in their proper place – the classroom.

I am very excited to be back after my year of leave. Whilst completing my Master of Educational Leadership was enjoyable and stimulating, it is really great to be back amongst the Tintern Grammar community, on our beautiful grounds, working with our wonderful students and staff.

My role has changed a little from this year. In addition to overseeing our leaders of teaching and learning for students, I will now also manage our teacher professional learning programs across the school. Along with the appointment of Oriana Constable as Assistant Principal with a high-level focus on our wellbeing and pastoral programs, our new structure mirrors two key platforms of our forward strategy and cultural DNA as a school: Learning and Wellbeing.

Tintern Grammar is on the cusp of rolling out our new forward strategy and I am very much looking forward to enacting this over the coming years. Many aspects are evolutions of what we have already started doing in our teaching, learning and wellbeing programs however, the consultations with our community made it clear that we have a duty to educate our students for their future world, and that is what our strategy aims to do.

The changes to the world of work have certainly driven many changes to the global education agenda of the past few decades, with a broader set of skills, capabilities and dispositions required to succeed in this ever-changing landscape. General capabilities essential in our modern world and workplaces are things like collaborative capacity, critical thinking, creativity and innovation and conceptual intelligence.

Perhaps more importantly, is the impact these things have in supporting the wellbeing, belonging and fulfilment in the lives of our students as human beings. Tintern Grammar will be purposefully developing self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence in our students. We will continue to emphasise the importance and significance of ethical decision making and action, as part of being an educated citizen of the modern world.

These actions play into the renewal of the Tintern Grammar teaching and learning vision…’the why we do, what we do’. We foster strong character in young women and men, enabling them to achieve personal excellence and aspire to create a better world in a connected and caring school community. We guide our students to develop the values, disposition and capabilities needed to achieve their potential and to experience a sense of belonging.

A central part of our vision for teaching and learning at Tintern in the future, will be the approach developed by Harvard University’s Project Zeo, Cultures of Thinking. Teams of our teachers have been trialling this approach over the past few years and this year we are moving to adopt it school-wide. The approach is founded on values and beliefs about teaching, learning, and the purpose of school which strongly align with ours.

It provides a framework to shape the culture that teachers and students exist in and contribute to on a daily basis, improving learning and collaboration by honing group and individual thinking processes. Ron Ritchhart, one of the founders of this approach contends that a ‘Culture of Thinking’ occurs in a ‘place in which a group’s collective as well as individual thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted as part of the regular, day to day experience of all group members’ (http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/cultures-of-thinking).

The type of thinking that is developed in this approach is beyond memory and recall, to deeper thinking and understanding. Students then have opportunities to reason with evidence, make connections with existing knowledge, uncover complexity, capture the heart of an issue and draw conclusions, build explanations, describe what is there, wonder about the curious and consider different viewpoints. This deepens thinking skills for academic and life-long learning, as well as building a growth mindset and learning dispositions.

Furthermore, research shows that ‘Schools have to be cultures of thinking for teachers in order to be cultures of thinking for students’ (https://www.cultures-of-thinking.org/1-cot-for-teachers). If we support and empower our teachers to ‘continually grow, innovate, question, take risks, reflect, examine, inquire, and learn from and with one another, then they will create those same conditions for the students in their classrooms.’ Afterall it is ‘thinking that builds understanding and promotes deep learning.’ (https://www.cultures-of-thinking.org/1-cot-for-teachers).

The two key initiatives in my role portfolio are to foster our culture of thinking for students and to create a professional learning culture and practices for our teachers. To create this culture for teachers requires effective professional learning that is:

1. Aligned with a school vision of teaching and learning

2. Develops wholistic capabilities

3. Builds trust to take creative risks

4. Facilitates collaboration in context

5. Encourages distributed leadership across teaching staff

6. Builds a continuous learning culture

7. Encourages reflection

8. Creates professional learning communities

For the past 5 years our staff have been working together in Professional Growth Partnership (PGP) teams with the aide of a colleague coach, on an annual cycle or reflection, goal setting, inquiry process and data collection, which is perfectly suited to facilitate these actions and build this culture.

This year, the vast majority of our teachers from ELC to Year 12 will be conducting their PGP inquiry around aspects of Cultures of Thinking, reflecting on their learning individually and collectively. They will then apply this knowledge to their practice as they embark on this exciting learning journey together, towards a Tintern Grammar culture of thinking.

I hope that this work has an immediate impact on the engagement, intellectual rigour and broader development of your child.

Over the coming months and years, we look forward to including you further in our community work in this area.



Chaplain’s Corner

Protected Attributes

There has been much talk in recent weeks about the proposed federal government legislation to enable discrimination in Religious Schools based on a student’s identification with certain genders and sexualities. Fortunately, this legislation, although passed by the Lower House has now been put on hold following the outcome of an inquiry.

At Tintern our care of the whole child and the celebration of difference is core to who we are as a school. So, although we are a ‘Religious School’, with our foundations in the Anglican denomination of Christianity, we would see no place for any legislation that facilitates exclusion and alienates students. In a response written by the ‘King David School’, they describe gender and sexuality as ‘protected attributes’ which I found to be a beautiful way of describing what we are talking about. These ‘protected attributes’ line up along-side others like race, cultural background and religion and are not up for discussion in questions of inclusion or exclusion. They form the core of who someone is, who they are as a person.

At Tintern I am proud to say we welcome all people who come who then make up an important part of our rich and diverse school culture.



Community Matters

Friends of Music FOM –Wednesday 23 February

We are ever so grateful for the ongoing support of the parents on our Friends of Music committee.  We welcome new members to join and support the activities of our Tintern musicians. Our first meeting and AGM for 2022 is on Wednesday 23 February and we would love any interested parents/friends to take this opportunity to meet us and consider joining our committee.

If you would like more information or would like to join the committee please contact fom@tintern.vic.edu.au.

Parent Representatives 2022

Thank you to Ivon Tio, who organised a Coffee Morning Tea for the Prep A families at Juliette Coffee and Bread in Ringwood East. If you would like to share photos from a Class catch up, please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

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:

Class First name Surname
Pre-Prep A Lia Taylor
Pre-Prep A Emma Griffiths  
Prep Ivon Tio
Prep D Eran Dharmasena
1 D Sarah Western
1 A Ereney Francis
1 A Diana Atkins
2 A Stewart Cant
2 D Emma Griffiths
3 D Katherine Gracey
3 A Sally Robinson
3 A Jenny  Wang
3 D Jane Wilcock
4 D Danielle Kelberg
4 A Nicole Doyle
5 A Debbi Lukman
5 A Jo Hams
5 D Sally Robinson
5 D Samantha Bray
6 D Michelle Kuo
6 A Katherine Gracey
7 D & E Lisa Chivers
7 A, B & C Danielle Kelberg
9 A, B & C Kerry Boromeo
12 Dorothy Ou
12 Annette Dark
12 Wendy Zhang

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.

Footy Tipping Competition – AFL

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

For those interested in joining the 2022 competitions, details are below:

You will then have to log into your own account or create one. When setting up your account, you might like to check the reminder email box so you don’t forget!

The competition is free and open to our entire adult (18+ @ 28/1/2022) Tintern community – Tintern Grammar students will not be permitted to enter. If you have any questions please email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au and we’ll help you get started.

Unfortunately, due to the new AFLW timing, we have missed the start of the season. We are incredibly disappointed, but we are unable to run a fair and equitable tipping competition for AFLW in 2022. Please note we will ensure the Tipping competition commences prior to the start of the 2023 AFLW season.

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

AFL Footy Tipping Prizes:

  • 1st Prize $250
  • 2nd Prize $120
  • 3rd Prize $60
  • 4th Prize $40
  • 5th Prize $20

If the AFL season is shortened at a later date due to Covid, the tipping competition will continue, but the prizes will be adjusted accordingly. 

Good luck and start tipping!!

Community Committee Dates 

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

  • Tintern Parent Group (TPG) –Next meeting: Thursday 10 March 2022 at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: Southwood Centre Or join online by selecting here.
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 7pm  President: Debra Fryer Location: CM Wood Common Room
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) AGM – Next Meeting: Monday 4 April 2022 at 7.30pm President: Ranald Young Zoom:  CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here.
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information  Location: CM Wood Common Room 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:

  • All attendees must be double vaccinated (and provide proof of vaccination – the easiest way is via the Services Victoria App at Check-in)
  • Check-in with the QR Code
  • Masks to be worn indoors (unless you have an exemption)
  • Social distancing where possible

Upcoming Reunions

  • Canberra Chapter Reunion – Wednesday 16 March at 7pm, Hotel Realm – Book Here
  • 5+2 Year Reunion YG 2015 – Friday 18 March at 7.30pm, Sage 2, Sage Hotel, Ringwood – Book Here

Community Events 2022



2022 Musical

Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 March

Cathedral Service 2022

Thursday 5 May 1pm to 2pm

Career’s Night

Thursday 19 May at 6pm

2022 FOE Horse Trials

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May

TPG Trivia Night

Sat 30 July at 7pm

Jazz Night

Friday 26 August at 7pm

FOYF Spring Celebration at the FARM

Friday 2 September, 3.30pm to 7.00pm

Celebration Evening

Monday 17 October at 7pm

TPG Spring Garden Tour

Friday 21 October – 9.00am to 3.15pm

Community Fun Day

Saturday 22 October at 2pm to 7pm

Principal’s Volunteer Thank You evening

Thursday 24 November at 7.00pm

Munch with the Musos

Sunday 27 November 10am

Reunions 2022



10 Year Reunion YG 2012

Saturday 19 February at 7pm at Sage Hotel

Canberra Chapter Reunion

Wednesday 16 March at 7pm, Hotel Realm

5+2 Year Reunion YG 2015

Friday 18 March at 7.30pm, Sage 2, Sage Hotel

50, 55, 60 & 55+ Year Reunion YG 1970, 1971 and 1972, 1965, 1966 & 1967, 1960, 1961 & 1962

Tuesday 5 April, 11am to 2.00pm

15 Year Reunion YG 2007, 2006 and 2005

Saturday 4 June at 3.30pm, followed by offsite

5 Year Reunion YG 2017

Friday 22 July at 7.30pm, offsite

Reunion Festival 2021 YGs 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977

Saturday 5 November at 3.30pm, followed by Offsite

Return to Tintern Alumni Admissions Tour

Thursday 17 November, 6pm – 8pm CM Wood Centre



Music Matters

Save the Date ~ Concerto Preliminary Concert on 9 March, 7.00pm

Wednesday 9 March will see the culmination of many months’ work for twelve of our most talented secondary school musicians. Commencing at 7.00pm the event will unfold with twelve single movements from a range of concerti for clarinet, violin, viola, ‘cello, oboe and piano, all accompanied by piano. Our adjudicator then will select four works to be performed with orchestra at a showcase event on Wednesday 15 June. If you love to hear musical excellence of the highest calibre from our own student musicians, then this is one concert not to be missed. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on the night and the event should conclude soon after 8.30pm. Entry is free.

Join the friendly parents in our Friends of Music committee tomorrow evening

The Friends of Music committee will hold their first meeting in the CM Wood Common Room tomorrow evening (Wednesday 23 February) at 7.00pm. The proceedings will commence with a brief AGM, followed by a regular meeting. Evidence of current vaccination status must be provided upon arrival and parents must remain masked and socially distanced at these meetings. New members most welcome! For further information, click here.

Music Ensembles 2022

At Tintern Grammar, we offer both intermediate and advanced ensembles for most instruments, as well as wonderful choirs for all year levels.  If you would like further information regarding the correct ensemble for your child, please email Mrs Clarke at lclarke@tintern.vic.edu.au or visit us in the music department, where our friendly administrator Elizabeth Feenane, or any of our enthusiastic music staff, will help you find the right place for your child to thrive musically here at Tintern Grammar.

Year 7-12 Ensemble Rehearsals


*Senior Jazz Band

Mrs Clarke

7.30am Kelson Room

Year 8-12

Clarinet Ensemble

Mrs Clarke

1.00pm, Kelson Room

Year 7-11

Theory Club

Music Captains

1.00pm, WOO4

Year 7-12


Concert Choir

Mrs Bezaire

7.30am, Theatre

Year 9-12

Intermediate Choir

Mrs Coburn & Mr Kidd

1.00pm, Theatre

Year 7-9


Concert Band

Mrs Clarke

7.30am Kelson Room

Year 7-9

*Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir

Mrs Bezaire

7.30am, Theatre

Year 10-12


Improvisation Class

Mr Bathgate

1.00pm, Kelson Room

Year 8-12

Scrolls String Orchestra

Mrs Mackie

7.30am, Area C

Year 7-10

Symphony Orchestra

Mr Veldman

3.45pm, Kelson Room

Year 7-12


Percussion Ensemble

Ms Scarfe

7.50am, Kelson Room

Year 7-12


Mr McLean Davies

1.00pm, Kelson

Year 11-12

Intermediate Jazz Band

Mrs Clarke

3.35pm, Kelson Room

Year 7-9


Wind Symphony

Mrs Clarke

7.30am, Kelson Room

Year 8-12

*Chamber Orchestra

Mr Veldman

7.30am, Area B Stage

Year 8-12

Saxophone Ensemble

Mr Legge

1.30pm, WO04

Year 8-12

Flute Ensemble

Ms Patton

1.30pm, Kelson

Year 7-12





= Lunchtime




Music Lockers for Hire

Our Friends of Music Parent Committee manage the hiring of music lockers in the music corridor for the safe, lockable storage of personal and hired instruments which students may wish to store securely whilst at school. The fee per term for a locker is $10. The funds raised are returned to the Music Department to support the purchase of music and instruments and to support funding of special musical events.


Our Class of 2021 Duces

Our Principal, Brad Fry recently  caught up with our Class of 2021 Duces, Oliver Huang (VCE Dux) Marlin Ma (International VCE Dux), Holly Whitfield (IB & Overall Dux), Alec Chen (IB & Overall Dux), Sarah Chen (IB & Overall Dux) and Joshua Choong (IB & Overall Dux). 2021 was an unprecedented year, with 6 duces in total (usually 3). You can view the full interview below. 


ELC News

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the ELC

Valentine’s Day, although traditionally for couples, was celebrated in the ELC this week and a big part of this was looking at the meaning of love. The children understand the important part Mums and Dads play in their lives and they are happy to show and express their love for them.

Celebrating the love that the children have for the special people in their lives is important to them. Through discussions the children were happy to share what they love about their Mum and Dad. Below are some of the answers from the children:

Maddox (3 years): “I love Mum and Dad playing turtles with me.”

Audrey (3 years): “Mummy drives me everywhere”.

Charlie (4 years): “I love Mummy. I love playing monster trucks with her.”

Fletcher (4 years): “ I love my Mum, my baby brother Elliot and my hot wheels”.

Tommy (4years): “I love my Mum and Dad because they give me toys and ice cream.”

Manni (4 years): “ I love my mum and dad because they play with me all the time.”

Through stories, discussions and craft activities the staff and children in all three classes explored what love is to them. The children were busy marble painting, colouring in and decorating love hearts, painting pictures of their special people and making a special card for their families.

Some of the books we read throughout the week were “When I’m feeling loved”, “The way I love you”, “I love you little one” and “Words and your heart”.


Girls’ Junior School News

Inside the Year 1 Girls’ Classroom

The Year 1 girls’ classroom is buzzing with learning and fun! With 22 eager young students back at school with their friends, they have thrown themselves into their reading, resilience when learning new skills, mindfulness and yoga, STEM activities and team work. Significantly, we embrace Kira and Charlotte as new Tinternites and all are enjoying making friends. Routines and responsibilities are slowly becoming established and contribute to the smooth running of our daily class. Demonstrating how much ‘THIS GIRL CAN’ we practise our skipping skills several times a week. The coordination, endurance and persistence to skip can be difficult and for some, the initial protestations of “I can’t skip,” have soon turned into, “Watch me! I skipped four in a row!”

Recently, we planned and created our own paper plate, marble runs. Once again, failure, persistence and improvement were shown, with the eventual proud punctuations of “it works!”  In Performing Arts, the students have been Singing Rainbows and in ART, they began the second in their series of Self-Portraits. Our busy week also includes French, Library, PE, RAVE and some scheduled visits to the farm. And if we keep our eyes peeled, we might even find that scallywag of a Bear, hiding somewhere in the playground when we go off on our Bear Hunt!

Kelli Green

Year 1 Girls’ teacher


Year 6 Leaders

Our Year 6 Girls were recently inducted as leaders. They have been looking forward to Year 6 and thinking about what it means to them. Here are some of their thoughts as they begin their final year of the Girls’ Junior School.

What does it feel like now that you’re in Year 6?

Senudhi: We have more expectations and responsibilities on our shoulders than we did last year!

Layla: It feels like another normal year. Nothing for us has really changed, just a different classroom and a few new faces and that’s it.

Patience: It feels like I’m still in Year 5 but now people are expecting me to be perfect role model material. I’m not going to be perfect, but I’m going to try to be a role model.

Angela: Being in Year 6 doesn’t mean you point out mistakes made by the younger students, it means you can show them how to be “brave not perfect”.

What changes have you made to your routine?

Ines: I organise my locker, so it looks nicer. My handwriting is much neater than before so i can keep up with my notes.  

Milla: I’m being more organised and setting up my books in a way I can focus better.

What will you do to be ready for Year 7?

Sophia: Study hard and get ready for a whole new environment.

What responsibilities have you taken on?

Katherine: Now year it is our job to remember more things and be organised so you don’t miss or possibly forget them.

Weylen: I have taken on the responsibility of Girls’ Junior School Captain which is a great privilege.

Sierra: I take my dog on a walks and I help with the weekly shopping.

Jessica L: Having to be a role model to the rest of the Girls’ Junior School and having a Prep buddy that you need to help.

What do you think you will miss about the Girls’ Junior School?

Alysha: Everything. I love every single thing about the Girls’ Junior School and it seems weird that next year, we won’t be in it.

Gina: I’ll miss Mr Adeney because he makes school fun.

Riley: I will miss being in the same building as my sister and being able to see her whenever I want.

What are your goals for this year?

Shriya: To be a responsible House Captain for Dann Watt House and to respect everyone.

Jessica S: To be a good role model.

Mr Nick Adeney

Year 6 Girls’ Teacher


Boys’ Junior School News

Digital Microscopes: Discovering Plant Life. 

The Year 4 boys have been having weekly sessions in the STEAM Centre with Mrs Campbell. We are learning how to take photos of the different parts of a plant which links up with our Plant Your Feet Here topic this term. The STEAM lessons we’ve had have been exceptionally fun and interesting. I also think parents would be happy too, because we are having fun and learning at the same time. The Year 4’s all had to log on to the computers and plug in the digital microscopes in order to take a crystal-clear picture. The Senior School Library was also full of surprises, with things such as a model robot and comfy couches. The process to make the microscopes work was confusing at first, but once Mrs Campbell explained it to us, it was amazing!

Blake and Jackson

Year 4 students


Years 3 to 6 Assembly. 

We were delighted to welcome our Secondary School Captains and Vice captains, Jasmine, Andy, Annabelle and Elliott, to our Years 3 to 6 Assembly yesterday morning.

They spoke about their school journey, shared advice about ‘growing up’ and most importantly, talked about times during which they SHINE, and when they help others SHINE.

Elliott’s quote, “Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you want to remain strong” was especially important for our boys.



22.2.22 Day

Today we celebrated 22.2.22 Day, a palindromic (same forward and backward) and ‘ambigramic’ (reads the same when read upside down) day.

After an assembly where we had fun looking at different palindromes and ambigrams, our boys, in ‘twos’, participated in a fun 22222 Kahoot.

The Boys Junior School Staff looked interesting in their ‘two twos’. 



Secondary School News

Secondary School News

With the last two weeks filled with activities both on and off campus, it feels as though we are basically back to what can be considered as close to ‘normal’ as a school. Despite the wearing of masks and the inability to have large group assemblies or gatherings, we have been fortunate enough to be able to run practically everything that we would normally run at the beginning of the year.

Our Year 7s returned from their Week 2 camp at Shoreham having completed the most amazing week of activities and adventures. Their camp combined cabin-based accommodation with two nights camping out as we endeavour to develop their outdoor educational skills during their middle years. They engaged in activities like snorkelling, surfing, hiking and bike riding, whilst also developing stronger connections and relationships with fellow students, Year 11 Outdoor Education Leaders and staff. It was a wonderful week that helps to provide them with a great stepping stone into Year 7 and their secondary school journey.

Our Senior College students all participated in their camp/conferences over three days last week with each program designed specifically for that year level. Our Year 10s are in a city based program where they experience the culture of Melbourne including city streets and laneways, history of our city and state, an evening at the theatre where this year they were treated to the spectacular show Moulin Rouge. It is a great opportunity for them to develop their independence in terms of navigation and transport around our capital city, engage in some fun activities as well such as go-karting at Auscarts in Port Melbourne, whilst also participating in self-development sessions that were run by an organisation by the name of Toolbox Education. This program was designed to help provide them with the tools to better deal with issues around stress, anxiety and the pressures of both school and life as a teenager.

Our Year 11 camp is at Phillip Island and provides a great blend of fun and engaging activities for the students, combined with age and stage appropriate programs such as restorative practice sessions and a presentation by Beau Vernon. Beau is a former AFL footballer who at the height of his career suffered an unfortunate on-field tackle, leaving him without function of his fingers or with any movement from the chest down. He talked about resilience of individuals, whilst also making the most of every opportunity. One of the main aims of the camp is to help bring together the students to support and prepare them for their journey over their two years of VCE.

Our Year 12 program is a conference rather than a camp and is based at the Monash University Conference Centre in the city on the Monday and Tuesday. These two days see our students engaged in sessions focussing on “surviving and thriving in Year 12”, the importance of taking good care of themselves and also looking at life after secondary school including university, TAFE and the workforce. On the third day they returned to campus to participate in sessions focussing on ‘Fit to Drive’ where representatives from the Victorian Police and Vic Roads discuss important aspects and dangers associated with getting their licence. In the evening we heard from Dr Michael Carr-Gregg who presented his ‘Surviving Year 12′ session to parents and students, providing many practical and sage tips that all students and families could look to implement in their daily routines. He focussed on critical areas such as developing good routines, eating and drinking appropriately (not skipping breakfast), and ensuring that they are getting the appropriate amount of sleep. Another key factor was the importance of strengthening connections with both peers and teachers to support their study routines throughout the year.  

A reminder to parents and friends that our upcoming musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is getting ever so close with tickets going on sale later this week. The performance nights are from Wednesday 23 March to Saturday 26 March and it promises to be a fantastic show. Keep an eye on your emails for notification of when tickets go on sale.





Career News

Next week there will be a Careers related assembly to the Year 12 students including an overview of the admissions cycle to the tertiary sector. This will be followed by the Year 12 students updating their interests using the questionnaire associated with their Morrisby vocational report and the opportunity to investigate the new feature ‘Options at 18+’. This week meetings will be held at recess time for students in Years 10 to 12 regarding applying overseas and to undergraduate medical courses.

The focus for Year 10 students is securing a Work Experience placement as the program is scheduled for the last week of Term 2. Students will have an Occupational, Health and Safety assembly followed by the completion of their safe@work General Module test as specified by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Mrs Julie Ennor in the Careers Department is our Work Experience Co-ordinator and she is available to assist students to organise their placements. It is still a difficult environment for employers so we are encouraging students to be proactive and implement suggestions outlined last year to students.


 Career News

The following are the indexes to the latest editions of Career News and they can be accessed by selecting https://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/14962/  or via the Careers page of the Portal. Please make sure that you are logged into the Portal.


Number 2 Career News 11 February 2022

  • ANU – Tuckwell Scholarship for 2023
  • University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
  • New Master of Climate Science from 2022 at The University of Melbourne
  • Allied Health Courses at the University of Adelaide
  • News from ACU
    • Academy of Global Impact and Leadership through Ethics
    • New Archaeology Major in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Bond University Leads in Start-Up Success Stories
  • Dental Technology and Oral Health Courses in 2022 
  • Snapshot of The Australian National University (ANU) in 2022


Number 3 Career News 18 February 2022

  • Deakin University: Bachelor of Health Sciences – New Public Health Major
  • Career in Veterinary Nursing
  • RMIT: Virtual Tours
  • Studying Sports Media at Holmesglen Institute
  • Federation University: New Course in 2022
  • Monash University: New Bachelor of Criminology and Policing in 2022
  • Data Science and Information Systems Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Universities in Western Australia


Mrs Heather Ruckert

Careers Consultant



The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition

The upcoming International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition will be showing at Glen Eira City Council Gallery from the 10 February to 13 March. The Exhibition features artwork from past IB students Jess Hobson (YG 2021) and Halle Hupfeld (YG 2021).
Artwork by Halle Hupfeld
Artwork by Jess Hobson

Scotty James (YG 2013)

Friday 11 February was officially ‘Scotty Day’ in the Junior School as we cheered on alumnus Scotty James (YG 2013) in the Men’s Halfpipe Final at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

With Channel 7 and Network 10 on-site filming their reactions, our students watched on as Scotty competed, hoping to better his bronze medal from Pyeongchang 2018. Scotty took the lead after his second run score of 92.50, an amazing way to bounce-back after a challenging first run.

In a close finish, Scotty maintained his second position, winning the silver medal in the Men’s Halfpipe final. Scotty has achieved so much in his snowboarding career and now adds another Olympic medal to the list.

Well done, Scotty! We are all so proud of you!



Fifi Box (YG 1993)

Congratulations to alumna Fifi Box(YG 1993) for being crowned as a 2022 Moomba Monarch, alongside news presenter Peter Hitchener

Image Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/this-just-in-peter-hitchener-and-fifi-box-named-moomba-monarchs-20220215-p59ws9.html 


Mavis June Robertson AM (nee Moten) (YG 1946)

Thursday 17 February marks the seventh anniversary of the passing of alumna Mavis June Robertson AM (nee Moten) (1930 – 2015) (YG 1946).
Tintern remembers and celebrates Mavis and her incredible achievements. Mavis was a social activist, an organiser, a feminist, a driver of economic justice, civil, political rights, peace and security initiatives, she was instrumental in the development of one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, as well as promoting the legislation that resulted in compulsory Superannuation for all Australians. Mavis founded Women in Super, an organisation that supports and empowers women to take control of their finances.
A keen philanthropist, Mavis co-founded the Mother’s Day Classic, which is the largest fundraising event for breast cancer research in Australia.
In 1994, Mavis was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Peace and Disarmament and to Industry. She was also honoured by the United Nations in 1998, as one of the hundred Australian international ‘Defenders of Human Rights’.
Mavis was our seventh inductee to the Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence in 2017.