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2021 Factis – Available Now!

We are excited to share the 2021 edition of our annual school magazine Factis! Please follow the link to view the digital edition:
This year we explored the theme ‘stronger than ever’ characterised by Tintern’s strong sense of unity and shared purpose.

Spring at Tinternwood Farm

We are so lucky to have this unique space that continues to be an integral part of academic life for all students, from our Early Learning Centre to our Senior College!

Our farm has been undergoing some renovations in preparation for the 2022 School Year. Amongst welcoming two Alpacas, rabbits, goats and chickens our sheep have recently returned onsite after a small stay at another farm. We look forward to a fun filled year at the Farm.

Tinternwood Farm Welcomes out First Lambs for 2021

Spring is definitely in the air as our very own Tinternwood Farm welcomes its first lambs of the season. Twin lambs were born on Sunday to first time mum, Hermione. While the lambs were a little reluctant to initially take milk, with careful oversight and some persistence from Ella Watt (2019), one of our current farm hands, the lambs have gotten the gist of what they need to do.
In keeping with the movie theme, the twin lambs, a male and female, have been named Woody and Jessie. Hermione is doing a great job with them and is doing everything a sheep mum should do.

Volunteer Thank You Night 2021

On Wednesday 1 December we came together at the Sage Hotel to thank the many incredible volunteers who have dedicated their time to Tintern in 2021. We also wished a sad farewell to many long term volunteers, thanking them for their many years of service to the school. We were also please to be joined by members of the Tintern Grammar Alumni.

Whether assisting with events and fundraisers, as a Community Group member, or our Alumni who have generously supported both our current and past students – we say thank you!

Your support enriches the experience for our students, their families and our wider community – forming the backbone of many of our largest events. Thank you for the creativity, skills, time and service you have given to the school.

Ilma Kelson and Penelope Thwaites Music Scholar Award

Congratulations to our 2021 Ilma Kelson and Penelope Thwaites Music Scholar Award recipients.

The awards are in their eighteenth year and honour the memory of Mrs Ilma Kelson who was Director of Music at Tintern from 1958 to 1973. The Kelson Family has provided annual encouragement scholarships to be awarded to support the tuition of students in the pursuit of their music education. In addition to the Ilma Kelson Music Scholar Awards, the Kelson Family also initiated additional Music Scholarships twelve years ago in honour of Ms Penelope Thwaites. Ms Thwaites, who is a world-famous pianist, was a student at Tintern from 1953 to 1960 and was School Pianist during her final three years at the school. She attended Tintern during the time Mr Kelson’s mother was Director of Music at the school.

This year’s recipients of the Awards are as follows:

  • Kelson Scholar Awards
  • Outstanding Senior Performer – Helen Y – Year 9 – Piano
  • Music Scholar Encouragement Award – Etienne M – Year 7 – Double Bass
  • Music Scholar Encouragement Award – Avie L – Year 6 – Clarinet
  • Penelope Thwaites Music Awards
  • Best Performance of an Australian Composition – Sophie L – Year 7 – Flute Australian Composition
  • Original Composition Award – Sebastian H – Year 7– Piano

2021 IB Visual Art Virtual Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the folio works created by our 2021 Year 12 IB Diploma students:
  • Jess Hobson
  • Halle Hupfeld
  • Alana Lawson
  • Seb Nagendran
  • Kaitlyn Oldaker
The visual arts are an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding.
The IB Diploma Programme Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.
The final year of candidates for the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts at Tintern Grammar is available online for you to enjoy at your own pace, in your own time, virtually. You can use the arrow key or click & drag function of the cursor and explore the pieces in any order you choose. You can zoom in closer to the works and view them individually, and read the artist statements regarding the works by simply clicking on the image.

Year 12 VCE Visual Arts & Design Exhibition 2021

We are excited to share the 2021 Year 12 VCE Visual Arts and Design Exhibition with you all! This year’s exhibition is available for you to enjoy at your own pace, in your own time, virtually. You can use the arrow key or click & drag function of the cursor and explore the pieces in any order you choose. You can zoom in closer to the works to view them individually, and read the artist/design statements regarding the works by simply clicking on the image.
More on the exhibition from Rachel Waud – Head of Visual Arts and Design:
“No matter whether the art and design piece takes the form of a photograph, a textile piece, a sculpture, drawing, piece of furniture or painting it still allows people to express themselves and communicate with others.
Art is a great leveller, it can draw outsiders into our world and give them the tools to understand how we live or how we think in a much deeper way than if we just tried to describe something to them. Through their work the students have been able to show people many things, not just about artistic technique or design decisions, but also about themselves.
This process of communication is also valuable as a shared experience. When you participate in something artistic and creative with other people it can be far more valuable than many other group activities, because it always has at its heart an element of personal expression.
Creativity and Art ties people together and refuses to let them go.
Because of the experiential nature of art & design we know that the wonderful works you are about to explore all tell a story. It might not be a conscious story, and it might not be a true story – but there will be something in each work which reveals to us a snippet of information about the artists.”

Click here to view this wonderful exhibition 



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