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Scholarships Open Now for 2022

We have now opened applications for Scholarships for entry into 2022. Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 24 September 2020.

For information on our Scholarships, please visit here:
https://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/

The Tintern Grammar Scholarship Fund has been established to support the Academic, General Excellence and Music and Performing Arts Scholarships only.

The Dr Sylvia Walton and Mike Blood scholarships are separate and are not supported by the Tintern Grammar Scholarship Fund.

Please direct any enquiries about Scholarships and Enrolments to our Admissions team via admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au or 03 9845 7878.
 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) at Tintern Grammar

After careful consideration, the Tintern Grammar Board has made the difficult decision to discontinue the offering of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP). Our 2021 Year 12 group will be our final graduates from the program, and there will be no Year 11 IB intake for 2021.

We know this will be disappointing for many in our community, but we are confident that Tintern will continue to provide the breadth and challenge of offerings for senior students that will maximise academic and broader development and also offer optimal support for our students’ further studies, whether in Australia or overseas, at the completion of their schooling.

Tintern has offered the IB DP for more than 20 years, and over this time its focus on excellence and well-roundedness has shaped our school’s culture and values. The Tintern Compass values and Learner Profile Attributes will continue to be at the heart of all we do and all we are. Offering both VCE and IB DP pathways limits the opportunities in both qualifications and creates significant inequities for students by offering a different program for a small number of students. In the face of these broader concerns, the value gained from the IB DP is not a sufficient reason to continue offering it as a pathway at Tintern. Over recent months, these constraints have also become far more pressing through the impact of COVID-19 on the School’s community and its operational environment.

This decision will improve the likelihood of VCE students getting their subject preferences and their full course being able to be timetabled in Senior College. Through the VCE we are confident we will meet the needs and preferences of our students and ensure a broad range of opportunities for all students in their senior years at Tintern Grammar.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations at Tintern Grammar.

Return to Online Learning for Prep to Year 9 Students

Like many schools in Victoria, Tintern has once again returned to online learning for our students. Our ELC and Senior Students commenced on Monday 13 July and Prep to Year 9 on the Wednesday.

The students and teachers have once again demonstrated resilience, taking to the new challenges with dedication and kindness. We thank them for their willingness to embrace the change, and to act with compassion for everyone in our community. We have also been grateful for the understanding and patience of all our families, both now and throughout 2020.

2020 Junior and Senior Piano Concert Performances

Our magnificent 2020 Junior and Senior Piano Concert performances are now online via the links below:

Goodnight Mr Kenny!

In Term 2 our Junior School students took part in online bedtime stories hosted by Mr Kenny, as he read a book every week to the students before bed and had a special guest say goodnight, watch the video below as you may recognise a few familiar faces.
 

Tintern Grammar – Virtual Open Day

In this current climate most of our tour opportunities have moved to the online space. If you are looking for a school for your son or daughter or you know of someone who is, please consider Tintern. Remember our alumni receive priority listing. We welcome you to some time to view our online videos.

These can be found here on our Virtual Open Day page where you will hear from our Principal,  Heads of School and Faculties and the most important element, our students.

Wooly Weed Control

We have been kindly offered the use of a flock of Persian Sheep who browse similarly to goats. The sheep are currently involved in a trial weed control program near the bush car park.

We are also hoping this will be a more environmentally friendly option for weed control in both this area of bushland and the bushland between the Senior College and the Farm.

We recently conducted a small trial section in the bushland behind the Maintenance Workshop with some goats and saw great results. We are hoping for the same results from the Persian Sheep.

Sport during Covid19

During the COVID-19 stage three restrictions there were only four reasons that people were allowed to leave their homes. One of those reasons was physical activity and exercise. The state and federal governments recognised the importance of physical activity and exercise for people’s physical and mental wellbeing during the time spent during isolation. The benefits of physical activity and exercise are well known on physical health, but it has become even more apparent that the benefits on mental wellbeing are vital. Exercise is an extremely effective anti-depressant when completed at moderate intensity for 45 minutes three times per week.

It was fantastic to see so many people being active during the isolation period. Families riding bikes together, people walking their dogs, walking and running were popular activities during this time. People were friendly when passing, quite often saying hello or other pleasantries. The isolation period shut down so many of our everyday activities that people now felt that they had the time to be physically active and exercise. A positive out of this situation is that I hope more people will prioritise their physical activity and exercise and remain physically active. As we begin to come out of restrictions as they will have felt the physical and mental benefits it has given them during this time. Physical activity and maintaining fitness were crucial during isolation as all community sport competitions and training had been shut down, so people had to be motivated to get active themselves. People who remained active will benefit when their competitions re commence as they will be fitter than their competitors.

It was tremendous to see the students and staff take part in the Strava challenge of running to Perth and back. The fact that we as a community were able to get there and back so quickly demonstrated that the community valued their physical activity and exercise during this time. Thank you to Stella Burke and Margaret Pywell for organising this activity and to Mr Kenny for the promotion of it.

Ashley Viney
Head of Sport

 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week for 2020 was held the week of the 18 May, and to celebrate we wanted to thank all of our valuable volunteers within the Tintern community.
 
Our volunteers assist within many areas of Tintern Grammar, from our School Board, assembly speakers, community groups, Fair volunteers, annual event volunteers, fundraiser groups, current students, alumni, current parents, past parents and staff. Our strong sense of community is what truly sets Tintern Grammar apart and we are grateful for your support.
 

National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we wanted to thank all of our valuable volunteers within the Tintern community. Our volunteers assist within many areas of Tintern Grammar, from our School Board, assembly speakers, community groups, Fair volunteers, annual event volunteers, fundraiser groups, current students, alumni, current parents, past parents and staff. Our strong sense of community is what truly sets Tintern Grammar apart and we are grateful for your support.

Posted by Tintern Grammar on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

 
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