08 Nov 2022

From the Principal

The Tintern Grammar graduate profile – #1:

Why should our students leave Tintern as Knowledgeable and Caring Thinkers?


Our core focus in our new forward strategy,  Our Focus, Your Future – Towards 2030 is the achievement of outcomes by and for our students, and the capabilities, attributes, and dispositions we want them carrying in their ‘kit bag’ for life as they leave our school. If you have walked through any part of the School, I suspect you will have seen these on the Tintern Compass posters, underneath (and in a very real sense, underlining) the values of the Compass.

Knowledgeable and Caring Thinkers, Open-Minded Inquirers, Balanced Risk Takers, and Principled and Reflective Communicators are the four elements of the Tintern Grammar graduate profile (the Tintern leaver’s kit bag for a path to success and fulfillment). In this first of a series of four pieces, I would like to explore the first of these and ask, What does a Knowledgeable and Caring Thinker look like, and why is this combination of attributes important enough to make this list of only four?

Knowledge – one of the core responsibilities for any school is to build knowledge (of information and processes), conceptual understanding (connecting knowledge to ideas) and skills (the ability to effectively utilise knowledge and understanding in known and unknown real-world environments) in young people over their journey through school. Reinforced by knowledge, education and training acquired post-school, they are the technical and theoretical foundations required in our work and in our lives. So, while being knowledgeable may not be everything, it is a key contributor to capability and achievement, builds confidence and resilience and correlates with future success. We must be committed to excellence in the acquisition of knowledge at all levels in the School.

Thinking – the ability to think deeply on a topic or problem, particularly difficult or not previously experienced problems, is an important element of finding solutions to those problems and challenges and ones we have not yet faced. Looking beyond conventional or historic solutions and being able to examine problems differently, is not a consequence of learning through a rigid and repetition model. It comes from creative and independent thinking and is something that we must provide as a set of pathway opportunities and experiences that lead to authentic understanding of how to think. Our utilisation of Harvard University’s Culture of Thinking in our academic and social communities is one of the key tools in fostering a thinking culture in our students and in our School community. The future world needs our young people to be thinkers by nature.

Care and caring – increasingly, the world expects more of us than just capability. While shifting social expectations are demanding awareness and understanding from us all, there is also a broader agenda of care, consideration, and community focus as we are emerging from a ‘me and I’ era of the 90s and early 2000s. As problem solvers, the modern workforce is generally structured in teams, particularly where problem solving is the focus, and the ability to be a team member who can bring the best out in others as well as oneself is a valued attribute. In part, this is about caring. Caring about performance and standards, caring for others and their contribution, and caring about one’s own standards. It is also about building confidence and consequent capability in others because we care about and value others as well as ourselves, and the partnerships we might create with them.

The first of our graduate profile attributes is about capability with care, original and innovative thinking for self and others with the ability to contribute to capable and aware teams of thinkers. Teams who together harness these attributes to improve circumstances for both themselves and for others by empowering capability with awareness and care.

factis non verbis






Bradly Fry | Principal


Curriculum Matters

Whilst we received our NAPLAN results for our current Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 cohorts in August, the government is only this week releasing the State and National results, which allow us to compare our students’ rankings with their peers across the state and country.  We have seen some excellent early indicators from the individual data already provided and more detailed analysis of our results will be forthcoming, once we have had a chance to do some analysis and comparison.

VCE examinations are well underway and will conclude later this month. It has been a blessing not to have experienced the disruptions which impacted examination preparations over the past two years and we are proud of the manner in which our current students are handling this final phase of their schooling. We wish all of them continued good health and focussed study time.

This also is a busy time for our Years 10 to 11 students, as they prepare for the upcoming brief examination period, from 21-24 November and our Year 9s, who will be having common assessments reviewing their semester’s learning in the week prior to attending their Summer Expeditions from 21-25 November. We trust all students will do their best and take away as much learning as possible from the outcomes of this period.

Final projects are being submitted and assessments undertaken to allow our teachers across Prep to Year 8 to commence their end-of-semester reporting on the progress made by each student in their various classes. Our ongoing portal-based progressive reporting regime covers class results in Years 7 to 9 and in 2023, we will expand Progressive Reporting system across the whole Secondary School. This will allow parents to be able to access current data on the progress of their children in all of their academic studies at any time. Through the School’s Portal interface our staff are able to provide gradings for tasks, and also include formative comments, giving feedback on the level of achievement, areas for improvement and strategies to achieve those improvements. These regular updates and more expansive feedback on individual assessments have kept parents of our Middle School students better informed of their child’s progress throughout 2022 and provided occasions for more timely and useful reflections, regular conversations and opportunities for goal setting between parents, students and staff. The Middle School end-of-semester reports will be a composite of these Progressive Reporting Assessment Tasks (PRATs), with the aforementioned gradings and comments, and an overall grade for each subject alongside gradings for behavioural indicators, as currently appear on all reports.

Friday 25 November is a non-school day for Years 7 to 11 students, allowing staff time to correct exams and tests and to write reports. Our current Years 10 and 11 students will be involved in their 2023 Conferences from Monday 28 November to Wednesday 30 November. Thursday 1 December is Exam Handback Day for Years 10 and 11. Year 9s will have 4 days of training and Senior College Preparation from 28 November to 1 December and Years 7 and 8 will continue regular classes until Thursday 1 December.

Our Transition period into the 2023 timetable for students currently in Years 7 to 11 will commence on Friday 2 December.

Some subjects (particularly VCE) will commence a unit of 2023 work during the Transition period whilst others will consolidate units of work and prepare for next level studies. It is, therefore, imperative that students attend and continue to maintain their focus for this period immediately after the examination/testing sessions. All students in Years 7 to 11 will continue with their transition classes through to the last day of term, Thursday 8 December.

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.

Alison Bezaire | Director of Studies


Music Matters

Outstanding examination results for our Tintern musicians

Over the past few months, we have seen many of our String, Brass and Woodwind students sit AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) examinations both here at School and at the AMEB studios in Hawthorn. We have been very proud of the effort these students have put into their preparation. Congratulations to the following students on their excellent results:


Grade 1 Hugh Coghlan (Year 6)  Clarinet – Honours
Grade 1 Zoe Zhu (Year 7)  Clarinet – Honours
Grade 2 Toby Blank (Year 7) Clarinet – Honours
Grade 2 Avie Lee (Year 7) Clarinet – High Distinction
Grade 2 Elina Ma (Year 9) Clarinet – Credit
Grade 3 Sophie Richards (Year 7) Clarinet – Credit
Grade 3 Andrew Wang (Year 7) Clarinet – Credit
Grade 3 Ethan Hoole (Year 9) Clarinet – Credit
Grade 4 Elijah Hanna (Year 9) Saxophone for Leisure – Credit
Grade 4 Katie Howell (Year 10) Saxophone for Leisure – Credit
Grade 5 Charlotte Du Blet (Year 10) Trumpet – Honours
Grade 5 Zachary Ho (Year 11) Saxophone for Leisure – Honours
Grade 6 Amy Zhang (Year 9) Clarinet – High Distinction

Further recent AMEB results will appear in the next edition of Aspectus.



Tintern Music Staff Feature in Performance with Global Superstar 

Three of our music staff were very privileged to have the opportunity to perform alongside world-renowned operatic tenor, Andrea Bocelli recently. Tim Veldman (Head of Strings), Josiah Kop (French Horn Teacher), and Simon Baldwin (Trombone and Low Brass Teacher) all had prominent roles in the orchestra performing in Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Sydney’s Qudos Arena, and at an enormous, purpose-built outdoor venue in the Hunter Valley. Andrea Bocelli, who is the biggest selling classical artist in history, is touring Australia with his very talented family, who also performed at the events. The line-up was additionally augmented by Australian superstars, Delta Goodrem and Natalie Imbruglia, and operatic stars, Amy Manford and Stacey Alleaume. We are fortunate to have music teachers on staff who are active performers at this elite level and who are keen to share this expertise and knowledge of the stage with our developing musicians.     

We thank Luca Rossetti for use of these photographs. 


Year 8 Concert

As part of their core curricular music studies, Year 8 students experience all of the challenges of rehearsal, backstage and onstage preparation associated with presenting a live concert for an appreciative audience.

Yesterday students in Years 8A and 8D presented a wide-ranging program of solos, duets, small group and full class ensemble performances for the students in Year 7. The full class ensemble work was centered around performances of Hungarian folk tunes and rehearsals of these were initiated during the Year 8 World Music focus on Hungarian music in Term 3. Congratulations to all performers today on your excellent poise and performances.


Booking are open for our Friends of Music Munch with the Musos


Dust off your Christmas finery (reindeer ears, santa hats and tinselly halos welcome) and come along to the CM Wood Centre at 10am on Sunday 27 November for the Friends of Music “Munch with the Musos”! All welcome!! 

Munch With the Musos 2022 presented by Tintern Grammar Friends of Music, Ringwood East, Sun 27th Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm



Alison Bezaire | Director of Music



Sport Matters

Touch Rugby 

On Tuesday 25 October Tintern Grammar competed in a Touch Rugby Gala Day held at Luther College. Tintern had a Year 9 boys and a Year 9 girls team competing on the day. The boys’ and girls’ teams competed well against strong opposition from Luther, Vermont, and Mt Lilydale.’

The boys’ results were:

Game 1: Tintern 0 – Luther 3,

Game 2: Tintern 4 – Luther 0,

Game 3: Tintern 2 – Vermont 3,

Game 4: Tintern 0 – Luther 0.  

The girls’ results were:

Game 1: Tintern 0 – Luther 6,

Game 2: Tintern 0 – Luther 0,

Game 3: Tintern 2 – Vermont 0,

Game 4: Tintern 1 – Mt Lilydale 3


Ash Viney | Head of Sport



Arts Matters

On Thursday 3 November, Year 10 Digital Photography and Year 11 VCE Art students, along with Ms Scott, Mrs Waud and Ben Horton, explored the work and exhibition of Melbourne based, internationally renowned street artist Rone, titled TIME.

Set in the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station, 12 separate ‘rooms’ are filled with large scale murals and collected items, creating a series of multisensory installations. Photography students looked at various angles for their compositions and both classes analysed the meaning and messages of the work.

We were fortunate to meet the artist who was in attendance during our visit, a unique experience.


Rachel Waud | Head of Visual Arts & Design


Senior Visual Arts & Design Exhibition 

Don’t miss out on experiencing our talented student work. Exhibition ends 20 November.


Murrundindi Visit

First Nations Peoples Learning

We were fortunate to have Wurundjeri head man, Murrundindi spend two days at our School this week. He spent time with our students from all Year levels from drawing and art with our Early Learning children, cultural leadership with our Year 5 girls, bush food sessions, to dance and digeridoo. Sharing his stories with our students and staff we were transported to his first-hand experiences of growing up as an aboriginal person and his pathway to and role as leader of the Wurundjeri people. His knowledge and inclusive and caring nature for the people, flora and fauna and this land was inspiring.

Murrundindi’s visit goes hand in hand with our focus on care of each other and our land as a community that reflects a commitment to respect culture. His insights and stories kindled our learners’ imaginations and transformed the way they see their world and each other. We give thanks for his visit and look forward to his return at the start of our year in 2023.


Rev Alison Andrews | School Chaplain 


ELC News


The Buddies Program is a wonderful time where the Pre-Prep and Year 5 students get to come together and develop friendships. For our young learners we see their social skills be extended with the older role models and for our Year 5 students it is a great opportunity for them to learn leadership qualities and be accessible as peer support.

In the playground I observed the buddies take on advanced roles of engineers, while creating water pipes that extended down the playground and chefs, where they made the most delicious chocolate mud cakes, waffles, cupcakes and pies. Taking on roles as ‘engineers’ and ‘chefs’ allows the students to deepen their engagement in the task, take risks in their learning, exploring possible solutions and use trial and error to help them understand complete theories.

The Buddies Program support the students moving on to the Junior School, giving the Pre-Prep’s one extra layer of familiarity and continuity as their learning journey ends with the ELC, but moves on to the Junior School.  

The Buddies Program is one that is loved by all, and it is great to see the relationships between the learners blossom.


Claire Trappitt | Pre-Prep Teacher


Girls’ Junior School News


As part of our Term 4 integrated studies unit, Scientrific, the Year 4 girls have participated in several hands-on science experiments. We have learnt what it means to hypothesise, make observations, and draw conclusions. Up until now, we have explored solubility, made geode crystals, and even created a bioplastic out of milk and vinegar. In the coming weeks is the exploration of acidic versus alkaline products using natural PH indicators, such as purple cabbage. In the coming weeks, the girls will go across to the Senior School for some fun in the science labs! It has been so interesting to listen to the girls discuss and make predictions. They have been encouraged to become greater risk takers when making predictions – putting forward ideas even when they have ‘no idea’. One of my favourite predictions was during our solubility lessons. The girls were asked ‘What does soluble mean?’, my favourite response was the ‘odour that a dogs fur emits in the rain’.

Earlier in the term, we also had an incursion from the Girls In Tech initiative. The program was around the design of an app. The girls had to brainstorm problems that people face and how an app would be able to solve that problem. Across the four groups there was a kid’s cooking app, an organisational app that helps with routines, a personalised kids help line that links children with specialists that have similar interests (to make sure people feel comfortable) and a games app that motivates and rewards children to perform positive acts that help the environment. The girls had to look for competitors in the market and include unique features in their own app. They were also required to think of their target audience and design a logo – justifying all their choices in a shark-tank style pitch.

Halfway through the term – and I can see how much the girls have grown. They’re ready to finish the year strong and move into the senior levels of Junior School.


William Fogarty | Year 4 Girls Teacher





As part of the Performing Arts Curriculum, the girls from Years 3,4,5 and 6 have just completed a series of four dance lessons, designed to inspire engage and motivate students to explore the elements of dance. Our sessions will culminate in a formal performance for our Tintern community at Speech Night in December.

Warmups were part of the dance session and were done at the beginning of the lesson, followed by a short game to spark interest, encourage team-building and build excitement and curiosity for the lesson.  These activities provided a mental and physical preparation for learning. Throughout the dance sessions, the girls have also been taught how to move safely and expressively in a dance with control and sensitivity to sound. When working on the choreography the girls learnt about the elements of dance and also developed the expressive skills of focus, confidence and facial expression.   Through this dance experience the girls are developing body awareness and refining technical skills of body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination in fundamental movements.

Jacquie Casey | Junior School Choral and Performing Arts Coordinator

Prep Pyjama Day

Pyjama Day was a super fun time of all things snuggly for the Preps last week. We began the day with a little classroom parade and shared news about the girls’ favourite soft toys followed by pyjama designing. We have some very creative and arty Prep girls! The Year 6 buddies joined us for a Five Senses Scavenger Hunt and then the Preps enjoyed some quiet time with their buddies who read a selection of picture story books to them. A fun Maths activity followed recess, after singing Ten in the Bed. The girls really enjoyed the challenge of making a little playdough bed for a tiny teddy toy. We even had a four poster design! Some fun with food craft was a hit in the afternoon along with more ‘bedtime stories’. Snuggling down with teddies after a delicious afternoon tea to watch a movie was a special after school treat. But I suspect the biggest hit of all was the Mr Whippy ice cream van visit! It was a fabulously happy day of special treats for the girls as a reward for all their hard work in Prep this year, before heading home at 5:00pm.

Mary Whitcher | Prep A Teacher


Boys’ Junior School News

Surf Camp

Our Year 5s embraced the challenges of camps and had a memorable and enjoyable three day Surf Camp at Phillip Island last week.

They were respectful towards one another, embraced every challenge and participated in all activities. The bus rides were full of singing and laughter, and sleep time was simply that. The behaviour and attitude of the boys was exceptional.

They surfed, boogie boarded, visited the penguins, went ten pin bowling and had a fun morning at Amaze’n’things and made the three days a pleasure to share with them.



The Boys’ Junior School recognised Movember today with a special Assembly, featuring Kahoot questions and discussion, with boys having the opportunity to wear a ‘mo’. A sausage sizzle fundraiser was held at lunchtime. This is another opportunity for us to discuss mental health and wellbeing with our boys.


History of Monopoly

In our Boys’ Junior School Assembly yesterday we discussed the history of the famous Board game Monopoly, as it celebrates the anniversary of its launch on 5 Nov 1935. We followed the development of the game, including the amount of times that its original founders, Lizzie Magie then Charles Darrow, were rejected by the company Parker Brothers.

We listened to information regarding the use of Monopoly games to assist WW2 Prisoners of War to escape from captivity and then discussed lessons that can be learnt from Monopoly, both its development and when playing.

Lessons such as ‘persevere…failure and rejection happens’,  ‘Life offers chances…grasp those that are safe albeit challenging’ and ‘Use money wisely’.

This morning we held a special Movember Assembly in which our older boys worked with our younger boys to complete questions about Men’s Health in a special Kahoot. We all then donned moustaches and talked further about how we, as males, need to reach out to and care for and support, one another.


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



Secondary News

The Last 5 weeks of the school year

With the sun starting to shine it has been great to see our students able to be out and about at lunchtime and recess utilising our beautiful school ovals and grassed areas after a very long period of wet weather and very damp grounds. We have just come off our mid-term break with the Melbourne Cup Day long weekend and now move into our last 5 weeks of school for this year.

Our Year 12s are slowly but surely finishing their examinations and are no doubt enjoying the opportunity to stop, breathe and relax after what has been an incredible journey for them all throughout their schooling days. Gook luck to those still doing examinations through until November 16, and all the very best to those that have already finished. We wish you well for the next chapter of your lives and have every confidence that your time with us here at Tintern will put you in great stead for whatever journey you have in front of you.

Our Years 7 to 11 are now focussed on their final weeks of 2022 which includes examinations for Years 9 – 11, camps/conferences and then transition into 2023 classes and subjects which begins on Friday 2 December.



Touch Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 25 October we had two Year 9 teams (one girl team and one boy team) compete in a touch rugby tournament at Luther College. As a last minute entry, our teams had no time to train for the event and despite this performed exceptionally well. Read more in Sport Matters



Year 7 Night of the Notables

Our Year 7 Night of the Notables this year was an exceptional event. The activity has our Year 7s researching and becoming someone of historical note, culminating in the expo style presentation that we saw on Tuesday 25 October. Students spend the first half of Term 4 planning and researching their notable, discovering their achievements and their history, before putting this altogether as part of a display on the night. They dressed up in costume to match, had information for guests to read and prepared to be interviewed by guests about their notable. We had a wonderful turnout of visitors with over 200 people attending to show support and to meet many wonderful Notables. 


Year 7 Inaugural Kate Jenkins Public Speaking Competition

On Wednesday 26 October we held our first Kate Jenkins Public Speaking competition where our Year 7 students brought their persuasive writing skills to life by writing and presenting a persuasive speech to their class on a topic of their choice. Two finalists from each class progressed to the inaugural Kate Jenkins Public Speaking Competition last week. The contest is named in honour of Alumna Kate Jenkins Class of 1985. Kate Jenkins is Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and a member of the Australian Human Rights Commission. We thank adjudicators Jason McManus Vice Principal and Alumna Kirsty McDonald Class of 2011. We congratulate Kayla on winning with her speech topic ‘Is the impact of social media on an individual more harmful than useful?’


Years 10 & 11 Rone Art Excursion

On Thursday 3 November our Years 10 and 11 Art students were lucky to be able to see the Rone Art Exhibition in the city. Read more Arts Matters.


Wheelchair Basketball Rising Star

Like many teens Brady Cochrane loves playing basketball. He is a talented basketball player who aspires to represent Australia and is dedicated to his training regime to get there. After a full day of school in Year 8 at Tintern Grammar, he pushes himself to do what he needs to do to follow his dream.

Brady’s drive is an inspiration to students, staff and the entire Tintern Grammar Community as Brady was born with conditions that present physical challenges for him in everyday life. His diagnosis at birth of Bilateral Talipes (club feet) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome mean he cannot walk very far, and his balance isn’t great, so he falls a lot and experiences pain all day, every day, which causes him fatigue. He has no movement in his ankles and is about to have his 15th surgery, that will slow him down for a while but with this unstoppable attitude he is bound to be back on court soon after.

Brady is following his dream of playing wheelchair basketball at the highest level. He trains for three hours every Sunday with the State Team as well as playing in an adult league on Thursday nights.

His achievements in his wheelchair basketball career so far have been:

  • Invited to the Basketball Without Borders camp where he played against NBA players.
  • Team member of the State Development Team
  • Division 1 competition in NSW, being the only under 18 player. Playing against current and past Paralympians and Commonwealth games gold medalists, as well as the New Zealand National team. Brady was the highest scorer in his team!
  • He will be playing at half time of the NBL game on 19 November 2022 in an exhibition game.
  • Invited to the Under 23 Australian Camp at the AIS (unfortunately at 14 years old, he will have to wait a few more years until he is 16 to stay at the AIS)

Recently at Tintern Grammar we held a Teachers v Students wheelchair basketball game, where Brady showed us all how it is done, dominating the court.



Brett Trollope | Head of Secondary 



Student Wellbeing

Student medical details and health action plans

Does your child suffer from Anaphylaxis, Asthma, allergies or other important medical conditions?  It is important to make sure your child’s medical details are up to date on our School Portal.

Conditions such as Anaphylaxis, Asthma and certain allergies require a Health Action Plan (HAP) to be provided to the school and updated every 12 months by your GP.  As the School Nurse I will be sending home reminders to those families whose children currently have any of the above listed when it is time to have these plans updated.  These plans keep us up to date with your child’s medical details, medications and treatment requirements.  HAP templates can be found online or provided by your GP.   Please help us continue to care for your child as best as we can by keeping these requirements up to date.  Feel free to contact Kylie Tintern School Nurse for any queries 9845 7862 or firstaid@tintern.vic.edu.au .


Kylie MacDonald | School Nurse 

Free catch-up immunisation 

The protection provided by some childhood immunisations fades over time, so it’s important they are continued during adolescence.

Young people who have missed important vaccinations provided at school can book into our free catch-up immunisation session on 16 November 2022. The session will be held between 4pm to 6pm at Maroondah Federation Estate, Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, provided by the Maroondah City Council.

Recommended vaccines are routinely provided free of charge to all Victorian secondary school students in Years 7 (12 to 13 years) and 10 (ages 14 to 16 years) under the National Immunisation Program. Catch up vaccinations are also provided for adolescents up to 19 years of age who are not up to date with their secondary school immunisations. Secondary school- adolescents are at an age when vaccines will be most effective and provide protection before possible exposure to a disease.

Check the NIP schedule at www.health.gov.au and talk to your local council immunisation provider or your doctor if your child/adolescent has not received all the recommended vaccinations. You can also check the immunisation history by logging onto MyGov, Medicare or Centrelink, or by contacting the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.

To attend the dedicated school immunisation catch up session on 16 November 2022,  

Book Here for Year 7 immunisations

Book Here for Year 10 immunisations

Find out more about why these vaccines are important by visiting www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

For further information regarding reducing anxiety around immunisations and preparation, visit the Maroondah website and search ‘adolescent immunisations’ or speak to our Community Health team on 1300 88 22 33.




Community Matters

Please join our Principal, Brad Fry, for our Volunteer Thank You Evening

We greatly appreciate the support of our volunteers, who have given their time and expertise to help make the many Community events held throughout the year so amazing, particularly after two difficult years for Community Events.

We invite everyone to attend the Principal’s  Volunteer Thank You night on Thursday 24 November at 7pm, where we celebrate and acknowledge our incredible volunteers over drinks and canapés. Please book your ticket by selecting here.

Munch with the Musos – Sunday 27 November at 10am

After a two year hiatus the Friends of Music Munch with the Musos returns!

Start to dust off your Christmas finery (reindeer ears, Santa hats and tinselly halos welcome) and come along to the CM Wood Centre at 10am on Sunday 27 November. Bookings can be made through Humanitix online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tintern-fom-munch-with-the-musos-2022 

Performers enter free (but must book their seats). Tea, coffee, juice, buns, sandwiches and fruit supplied but you may also bring your own gourmet delights to share with friends and family.
Please remember to BYO reusable cups and plates this year.


3D Keyrings – Community Fun Day Creations

The 3D printer has been busier than usual over the past week. It has been printing keyrings made by families from the workshop from our recent Tintern Community Day.

We have such creative people at Tintern, pictured are some of the keyrings made. At the workshop, families were led by Sue Healey (Director of Information & Technology Services) in the use of Tinkercad to design a personalised keyring. It has been fun seeing the creations come to life from the screen to its 3D form.

All keyrings are now ready for collection from the library.

Interested in taking on the role of Parent Representative?

Wanting to continue as Parent Rep for your 2023 Class or Year Level?

Parent Representatives 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 social events.

Parent Reps also organise class or year level functions to provide parents with the opportunity of meeting and socialising in a relaxed atmosphere. It would be a great opportunity for class groups to connect, while supporting our local community cafes and restaurants still recovering from the lockdowns.

We greatly appreciate the time and commitment given by our Parent Reps. This role is suitable for Parents or Guardians who are in the workforce or who undertake home responsibilities. It can be shared between many people, or looked after by one person.

A special thank you to our wonderful team of Parent Representatives from 2022. We greatly appreciated your support of our events and fundraisers throughout 2022.

If you would like to volunteer to be your Year Level’s Parent Representative in 2023, would like further information, or happy to continue in your current role, contact us by email communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au or by phone 03 9845 7877.

Reunion Festival

We were excited to once again host our annual Reunion Festival. It was incredible to see everyone together onsite once again after a two year break. 

Welcoming groups from the Class of 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977, there was a festive atmosphere as our past students reconnected with the school and each other.

A highlight was the student led tours around the campus. Though many things had changed, our guests found their memories ignited of their own times at Tintern. Thank you to our incredible tour guides from years 8 to 10, who gave up their time on a Saturday evening to show our Alumni around the school.

Thank you to the incredible Volunteers who also gave their time and expertise to the Reunions-  TOGA President Carol Robertson (Hogan Class of 1980), Archive Volunteer Lynne Franke (Bernadou Class of 1958), TGA President Emily Mignot (Class of 2012) and TGA Committee Member Eliza Mignot (Class of 2017).

We were also joined by some of our incredible past staff, who enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with their former students. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all.

Footy Tipping Competition – AFLW Competition

Thank you to everyone who tipped in our 2022 AFLW Footy Tipping competition! 

Winners will be announced in the next issue of Aspectus.

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 November at 7pm President: Haidee Wallace Location: 400 Gradi, Eastland
  • Friends of Music (FOM) – Next Meeting: Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 7pm  President: Debra Fryer Location: CM Wood Common Room Or join online by selecting here
  • Friends of Young Farmers (FOYF) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information 
  • Friends of Snowsports (FOS) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information 
  • Friends of Equestrian (FOE) – Next Meeting: Contact us for further information  Co-Presidents: Nelaana Heinrich and Sherie Vicary-Carter 

Please select here to view a Tintern map of the meeting venues.

Please note the following CovidSafe considerations to attend an onsite Community Group Meeting:

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

Community Group Fundraising

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book is 100% digital! Excitingly this means that your Membership is valid for 12 months from the date of activation

With many new offers and all the old favourites the value of this book is incredible!

You can purchase a membership now, for yourself, friend or family member, and activate at any time over the next 6 months (extended from 60 days). You then have 12 months to take full advantage of the many wonderful offers!

You can purchase Woolworths Wish e-vouchers for a 3% discount. Whether purchasing to do your weekly groceries, shopping at Big W, or stocking up on Essentials at BWS, Cellarmasters or Dan Murphy’s, or even getting petrol at Woolworths Caltex, the savings can add up.

Please click here to order your Entertainment book from Tintern Grammar. Instantly purchase and access a digital membership which can then be used on two separate devices.

Please contact Community Relations on 9845 7877 for further information.

All proceeds raised go towards the fundraising for the TPG!

Photo Albums

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

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

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

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

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

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





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