Carla Johnson (YG 2004) and Tom Naughtin would like to introduce Mavis Jin Ling Naughtin, born 23 October at Box Hill Hospital. They’re enjoying time out of Covid restrictions and look forward to more freedoms as new parents.


The Tintern Community congratulate Stephanie Hains (YG 2009) who married Christian Nilsson on 10 October at the Green Building, an events space in Brooklyn, New York. There was nothing normal about their courtship and as the saying goes, distance does make the heart grow fonder. The two met up for a Tinder date never expecting to see one another again. Instead, they began a long-distance relationship that saw them married during lockdown. Read all about their journey for love here in the New York Times. 

Cass Hoskins (YG 2011) and Daniel McCarthy married on the 22 February 2020 amongst family, friends, and many Tintern/Southwood alumni, including Emily Shirrefs (YG 2011) who made a gorgeous bridesmaid, and Cass’ brother Cam (YG 2009) looking dapper as a groomsman. The couple feel incredibly lucky to have had their special day unmarred by the pandemic which was impacted so many this year.


Jessie Bull (Haughton YG 1941) passed away on the 22 July 2020 at 96 years old.

Lia Burton (YG 1990) Passed away peacefully on the 29 June 2018. Much loved Mum to Zoe, Eadie and Mackie. Loving partner to Rohan, daughter-in-law of Ray. Treasured daughter of Robyn and Neville, sister to Jono and Scottie and sister-in-law to Leanne, loved aunt of Abbey and Finn.

Elissa Cartlidge (YG 1990) passed away on the 4 November 2017 at only 44 years old. Taken from us well before her time. Adored mother to Lachlan and Bailey. Sister of Sharon Collins (Cartlidge, YG 1984), Belinda Garbett (Cartlidge, YG 1983) and Justine May (Cartlidge, YG 1986). Her courage and strength an inspiration to all.

Beverley Goodall (Cousins YG 1953) Passed away peacefully after a short illness, aged 83 years.

Helen Montgomery (YG 1953) died peacefully at The Gables, Camberwell on the 13 June 2020. Much loved daughter, sister, and sister-in-law of Margaret Stewart (Knox YG 1941 dec).

Margaret Purvis (Brown YG 1951) passed away peacefully 8 December 2018. Devoted wife of Barrie (dec). Loving mother of Helen, Kate, David and Libby. Grandmother to Hamish, Emma and Madeleine; William, James and Edward; Mia, Celia, Alexander and Amelia.

Helen Reddy (Year Group 1958) The Tintern community are saddened to learn one of our inaugural Avenue of Excellence inductees, Helen Reddy (1958) passed away, aged 78, on the 29 September 2020. Helen will be well remembered for the iconic anthem she co-wrote, “I am Woman” which won her a Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal performance in 1972. Our sincere condolences are extended to her two children, Traci and Jordan at this sad time. May she Rest in Peace.

Beatrice “Betty” Williams (Thompson YG 1937) passed away peacefully at home, aged 102 years. Betty was Tintern’s oldest living Alumna. She worked as a visiting nurse, after training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1940. Sister to Heather Oswin (Thompson YG 1945), now reunited with her beloved husband Noel, who passed 18 months before Betty. Both much loved and forever missed by family and friends.

Community Deaths

The Tintern Community was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Manfred Franke on the 17 November 2020.

The Franke family have had a long connection to the school. Manfred’s wife, Mrs Lynne Franke (Bernadou YG 1958) will be well known to many in our community. Our sincere condolences to Lynne and her two daughters Libby (YG 1990) and Suzie (YG 1996).

John Hare, husband of Adrienne Hare (Nuttall, YG 1956) passed away on 1 June, 2020 after a short illness. Adrienne and John celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary two months prior.

Barbara Tobin (Scott), a much loved teacher of English and past Year 11 Coordinator at Tintern Grammr, passed away on the 1 December 2020. Loving mother of James and sister of Robert. Passed away peacefully on the first day of summer, embraced by love. Aged 80 years.




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