25 Jun 2021

Tintern 145 Years Celebrations in 2022

Tintern Celebrates 145 Years in 2022

To help celebrate this occasion, reconnect with the school and renew past friendships with former classmates, we invite you to complete this brief questionnaire.

It will greatly assist our planning as to what type of function you would be happy to attend. 

Select here to complete the survey.

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Annual Appeal – The Gift of Opportunity

The Gift of Opportunity

In 2021, we ask if you would consider donating your gift to the Tintern Grammar Scholarship Fund.

Established in 2020, with the aim to offer scholarships to talented students, who are enthusiastic to learn and reach their full potential, but who would be unable to attend Tintern without scholarship support.

With the long-term goal of supporting scholarship recipients through a self-sustaining fund, an investment pool of approximately $500,000 is required to support each scholarship recipient through their secondary school journey.

Your gift will continue to give students the opportunity of a Tintern education in a natural bushland environment with state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding pastoral care and a well-rounded education that enables them to achieve personal excellence, strive with confidence, and aspire to create a better world.

*The Tintern Grammar Scholarship Fund has been established to support the Academic Achievement, Future Voices (General Excellence) and Music and Performing Arts Scholarships only.

Donations of $2 AUD and above to the Scholarship, Library and Building Funds are fully tax deductible.
 
 

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Alumni News

Kelly Ryan (YG 1996)

Congratulations to alumna Kelly Ryan (YG 1996) on her recent appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of Netball Australia.

After graduating from Tintern, Kelly went on to study a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT and Authentic Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School, Kelly was also awarded the AFL’s prestigious Graeme Samuel Scholarship.

Kelly has extensive leadership experience, including 15 years in the Australian sporting industry, her executive roles include being a foundation Executive member of the Gold Coast SUNS, an executive member of the Western Bulldogs during the 2016 Premiership triumph and the formation of the club’s AFLW team, and more recently, an executive member of Marvel Stadium.

To read more please visit the Netball Australia website here.

Katherine Gracey (O’Neil) (YG 1996)

Congratulations to alumna and current parent Katherine Gracey (O’Neil) (YG 1996) on the launch of her loungewear label Uniek Australia.
Uniek is a sustainable and inclusive loungewear label for women who often feel unseen or unrepresented by the existing offering. After Tintern, Katherine studied at ACU and completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and Management.
Quickly moving into major marketing and management roles at HP, Harvey Norman and Mercedes Benz. Katherine was looking for something more and had always had a desire to create something tangible, her goal with Uniek is to produce classic, timeless fashion which holds that special place in one’s heart. For further information about Uniek and to view the collection, visit – https://uniekcrew.com/
 

Amanda Oakenfull (YG 1991)

Amanda Oakenfull (YG1991) is a Delivery Executive at IBM. IBM are offering free digital learning on the tech and skills of tomorrow. If you’d like to participate, please visit the link here.

Olivia Shying (YG 2009)

Congratulations to Olivia Shying (YG 2009) who has won the Melbourne Press Club’s ‘TAC QUILL’ 2020 award for road safety.
 
After graduating at Tintern, Olivia completed a Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, Media and Communications from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism at RMIT. Following her study Olivia moved straight into journalism where she has worked at the Daily Advertiser in Wagga, the Ballarat Courier and is now the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Geelong Advertiser.
The Judges’ Citation commended Olivia for her excellent reporting for the Geelong Advertiser where she covered issues relating to elderly drivers’ safety and drug-affected driving. During COVID-19, when Victoria experienced the lowest road toll in years, Olivia’s reporting was a clear standout to the judges.
 

Jack Church (YG 2016)

Congratulations to Jack Church (YG 2016) who is the current Chief Executive Officer for Monash Motorsport. Jack is joined on the team by Maksis Darzins (YG 2016) who is the Head of Structures. The entirely student-run team designs, manufactures, tests and competes with formula style race cars in the Formula SAE and Formula Student competitions in both Australia and Europe. Within the team, students from a diverse range of faculties gain practical, and industry-relevant skills to complement the education they receive at Monash University.

Their 2019 Combustion Car, M19-C, earned Monash Motorsport the ranking of World Number 1 in the Formula Student Competition.

Leading the team of 120 people to pursue the vision and values of Monash Motorsport, Jack works alongside the Chief Technical Officer to develop their most ambitious vehicle concept yet, the M21.

“Following a challenging 2020 and an extended concept development period, we are proud to announce our most ambitious concept yet, a 4WD, autonomous integrated vehicle, capable of both driven and driverless racing – M21. This vehicle concept pushes the frontiers of autonomous technology with a more powerful and efficient electrical powertrain built from the ground up, specifically with driverless capabilities in mind.”

Jack is currently studying Mechanical Engineering and Commerce Management at Monash University.

Video Source: https://www.monashmotorsport.com/m21

Meghan McDonald (YG 2009)

Congratulations to Alumna Meghan McDonald (YG 2009) for making the 2021 AFLW All-Australian Squad. 
Meghan is also the 2021 Captain of Geelong’s AFLW team!

Beverly Wood (YG 2008)

Beverly Wood (YG 2008), along with her husband Ross Witherby, have recently launched their business Cake Style Co, where they 3D print cake toppers and cookie stamps.

Ross works in IT and was an early adopter of home 3D printers, which meant they could often create custom items on a whim such as scone cutters, cookie cutters, Christmas tree ornaments and more. In response to the high demand for trendy cookie stamps and customised toppers, they decided to launch a pilot test of some products.

Happily, they have now been in production since Christmas 2020, receiving daily orders which keep them busy outside of their day jobs. Of this experience Beverly has said, “We never imagined ourselves as entrepreneurs, but it’s funny how things work out.”

You can order your custom items here: www.cakestyleco.com

Belinda Collins (Richardson YG 1991)

Belinda has spent the last 20 years connecting philanthropists with important social projects. She currently works as the Director of Advancement for Swinburne University of Technology. 

Prior to joining Swinburne Belinda was privileged to occupy leadership roles in philanthropy with University the University of Melbourne, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, DVA Navion Consulting, the AFL and Richmond Football Club.

Prior to her career in philanthropy, Belinda enjoyed a diverse career in strategic communications and private business. She led World Vision Australia’s media team through the Boxing Day tsunami period, at a time when the public donated $80m in 14 days through initiatives like the World Cup Cricket Tsunami match. This high-profile crisis period taught Belinda much about crisis communication and the importance of sound governance of philanthropic funds. She co-authored Warrior Princess, a best-selling non-fiction book on the HIV pandemic translated into four languages; and ran her own PR Consultancy Richardson Communications Group.

Belinda is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a proud Ambassador for the Burnet Institute, a recipient of the Australian Davos Connection 2011 Leadership Award and a 2002 Young Hero of Business.

Belinda lives in Melbourne with her husband Darren and three children. She’s an aspiring surfer, loves riding, hiking and being outdoors.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of our recent video shoot with alumnae Emily Mignot (YG 2012) and Moya Zhang (YG 2015), for the 2021 Annual Appeal – the Gift of Opportunity.
A big thank you to Fluid Imagery for working with us on this project, Fluid Imagery is a video production company founded by alumni Nick Smith (YG 2015) and Daniel Smith (YG 2017).
To find out more about Fluid Imagery or to contact the team visit – www.fluidimagery.com.au
 

Caitlin Spears (YG 2011)

Congratulations to alumna Caitlin Spears (YG 2011) and her team for their show ‘The Music of the Night’. Presented by Spears Entertainment, The Music of the Night ran for 6 shows only at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran from the 12 to 16 May. 
To learn more about Spears Entertainment visit their website: https://www.spearsentertainment.com.au
 

2021 Maroondah Youth Awards

Congratulations to Victoria M (Year 12), Bella R (Year 12) and Ashleigh Dowling (YG 2020) for being recognised for their excellent leadership and perseverance at the recent 2021 Maroondah Youth Awards. Victoria and Ashleigh both received the Leadership Award for their significant leadership qualities, positive direction, and their ability to empower others. Bella received the Perseverance Award for her ongoing determination and persistence whilst overcoming challenges.
 
 
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Save the Date – Return to Tintern Alumni Tours

Are you considering a Tintern Education for your children?

Return to Tintern for a very special Twilight Tour, an Admissions focused event, only available to Alumni on Thursday 18 November from 6pm.

With much smaller tour groups, as well as delicious canapes and drinks to enjoy, this is an opportunity for you to take a walk down memory lane and explore education at Tintern Grammar.

 

 

 

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Janine Kirk (YG 1970)

Janine Kirk (YG 1970)

Congratulations to Janine Kirk (YG 1970) who was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List!

Janine is a Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence Inductee, and received the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community through leadership and advisory roles in not-for-profit organisations. 

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2021 for distinguished service to the Community
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for services to Melbourne and Child Welfare
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University in 2007
  • Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Award for contribution to business, education and the community

Janine Kirk AM has had a long and distinguished career giving back to the community, having held numerous leadership positions across the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked for organisations of all sizes at state, national and internationaI levels, including establishing severa I successfu I start-up social enterprises.

Janine began her time at Tintern in the Junior School in 1960. It was evident during her school life that Janine enjoyed working with people, having held several Form Captain and Sports Captain positions, and Cross House Captain. Janine was also a keen sportswoman favouring Baseball, Hockey and Swimming.

Janine has a Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec) and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University in 2007. She was appointed a Monash Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow from 2012 – 2015 and in 2016, Janine was awarded a Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Award for her contribution to business, education and the community.

She has received a number of awards in recognition of her contribution to the community, including a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Melbourne and Child Welfare. Janine is a recipient of The Centenary Medal, a British Chevening Scholarship winner and a VESKI Fellow. She has been awarded Life Memberships of Berry Street Victoria, the Committee for Melbourne and The BioMelbourne Network.

Janine was founding Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust Australia. She currently serves as the Chair of Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Chair of The Melbourne Prize Trust and Management Committee and is Deputy Chair of the Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service.

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Past Staff – Where are they now? June Ward

June Ward taught in the Physical Education / Sport Department at Tintern from for 27 years – from 1977 and retiring in 2004.

One can never predict the future nor what might befall you. Since retiring from the PE/SPORT Dept in 2004, I can only say, it’s been a period of befores and afters. Before 2013 and after 2013.

Pre 2013, I had 3 wonderful years assisting with the Swimming and Athletic Teams at Tintern, plus some CRT work at Tintern and several other schools. Midst this, my partner and I had several trips across the Nullarbor to WA (where I grew up), to visit my parents. Both in their late 80’s, they passed away in 2008 and 09. Somehow we draw upon our inner strength to come to terms with the fact of being adult orphans!

The ensuing years we had more adventures to Queensland, NSW and of course Victoria. We also cared for 3 elderly friends during our daily lives on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2013, my beloved partner was diagnosed with cancer and died some 7 months later. So, my life changed once again.

Upon reflection, his strength in dealing with his illness enabled me to continue with life and thus it was, in late 2014, sitting on the cliff tops at the back of Blairgowrie, I decided I needed a focus. And….an idea was born….that was to cross the Nullarbor solo, on my bicycle.

Obviously I needed to get fit (and as some former students would remember the Wardie waddle), I needed knee replacements. That done, I focused on my fitness and to find myself a suitable bike for the journey, as well as a tent and other bits and pieces.

And so it was, in late April 2017, I flew to Perth with my bike and other goodies. Following a week’s stay with my sister, on the 28th April, I set sail for my return trip home. 

I never doubted I would complete this journey and it really was the trip of a lifetime. On my own, I traversed the Nullarbor on my trusty steed. A journey I had travelled too many times to mention. Some days were tough, some days I felt like I was flying! Tis amazing the inner strength and resolve you can muster when necessary. And so, some 3,539 kilometres, 6 weeks later and an average of 96 k’s/day,  I returned home. 

Having completed this trip, more adventures came to mind; more things to tick from the bucket list.

2018 was my year to sky dive….a super exhilarating experience. Then in 2019, for 4 months on the road in my car, I travelled through Central Australia to Darwin and across to WA where I swam with the whale sharks at Exmouth, thence to Perth and the south of WA where I was born, and back home across the Nullarbor.

In the interim, between these adventures, I garden, and I have enjoyed the challenge of building all manner of things. In fact, this has become my solace when the going gets tough. And, as you know, the tough must get going!

2020 was to have been the Kokoda Track, however, Covid had other ideas and for each and every one of us, the strength required in dealing with this pandemic has been immeasurable!

I’m looking forward to further adventures in the outback of Australia….on the dirt tracks…..the Gibb River Road, the Tanami, Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks spring to mind.

Have I become stronger than ever? Some days I believe so and then some days, not so. 

But that is life & that is reality.

The future, however, is not ours to see! 

Que sera, sera! 

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June Reunion Festival – Postponed and Zoom-union

June Reunion Festival

On Saturday 5 June we celebrated our 35, 40 and 45 year Reunion groups from 2020 and 2021 online through Zoom. Despite months of careful planning, the snap lockdown in Victoria meant that our onsite Reunion had to be postponed. Attendees joined us from Year Groups 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985 and 1986, with cheerful and spirited conversations.
 
A booklet link and survey has been distributed to these year groups. The survey can be completed online here. Once a good sample size have completed the survey, we will share the results and new reunion date with you.
 
If you have not received your booklet link please let us know at communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person, at the on-site Reunions at a date to be confirmed.

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Announcements

Births

Samantha (Brown YG 2003) & Matthew Green welcomed their first child Leonard Patrick Green born 12/4/2021 at Cabrini Malvern. Lenny is named after Sam’s late grandpa Leonard, and Matt’s late nephew Patrick. Lenny will carry on the memory of two special men. 

Weddings

Brittany Kerr (YG 2012) and her husband Mo Walipoor were married on the 11 January 2020.  It was a beautiful summer day and they were married at Brittany’s parent farm, surrounded by friends and family, including D’arcy Ryder (YG 2012), who was the MC, and the family dog – Sammy, who really stole the show. “We DIY’d a lot of the wedding which added so much character to the day – from the wedding arch that my dad hand made, to the flowers that were put together from foliage freshly picked from around the farm that same morning.”

Deaths

Beatrice Nielsen (Hargrave YG 1964) passed away on April 22, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Michael Greer, her brother James and her sister Margot Ryerson (Hargrave YG 1961), daughters, Sarah, Ainslie and Justine. Sons-in-law, Godwin, Bradley and Stephen and 10 grandchildren. 

Beatrice, known to her friends as Bea, attended Tintern as a Boarder from 1961-1963.  She died on the 22 April 2021 after a long illness.

We will remember Bea’s enthusiasm, drive, and intellect and her courage and determination over the last few months.

Bea ran her own consulting practice and was a highly respected and an experienced organisational management consultant in the not-for-profit sector and a qualified mediator, experienced in dispute resolution.

We extend our deepest sympathy and sadness to Michael, Sarah, Ainslie, Justine and their families, James her brother and her sister Margot

We will miss her greatly.

From the Class of 1964

Margaret Brewer (Herring YG 1955) sadly passed away on 5 June 2021. Much loved wife of Graeme and cousin of Kay Edwards (Herring YG 1954). Resting in peace following a short illness.

Community Deaths

The Tintern Community was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Annie Fairweather on 11 April 2021. Annie started at Tintern in 2013 and very quickly became a much loved member of our community. Over the years Annie held positions as Senior College Reception, VASS Co-ordinator, Assistant to Vice Principal – Administration & Students and Assistant to Year 11-12 Co-ordinators. Annie was a much loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, and a friend to many. Our sincere condolences to her family for their sudden loss. 

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Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) News

TOGA AGM

TOGA recently held their AGM and we would like to thank and congratulate the outgoing and incoming committee members for their continued support with their time, expertise and experience:

  • President: Carol Robertson (Hogan YG 1980)
  • Vice President: Dani Cox (YG 2009)
  • Secretary: Sam Elbers (Fleming YG 1988)
  • Treasurer: Jenny Brown (YG 1981)
  • Archives & Heritage: Lynne Franke (Bernadou YG 1958)
  • Committee Members:
  • Fiona Henderson (YG 1991)
  • Claire Jones (YG 1989)

Not sure if you are a TOGA member?

TOGA greatly appreciate their life Members. The funds raised from you joining as a Life Member is the funding we rely on to make our wheels turn. Being a Life Member means you financially support your Old Girls Association, receive a TOGA Badge and special benefits eg. discounts on function charges. As an Ordinary signed up member you receive voting rights.

In this 115th year we ask you to join formally if you have not already. 

If you would like to join TOGA with a once off $75 Life membership fee to support their ongoing legacy please download a membership form here and email to TOGA@tintern.vic.edu.au .

Are you interested in sharing your ideas, or joining the TOGA Committee?

TOGA was established in 1906, and there have been Tintern Old Girls Association members since this time. With thousands of amazing women that have wanted to stay connected to each other over the years. Our time as Tintern students is something that we all have in common. We see this especially at our interstate Chapter Reunions where Alumni from many different years, from the very recent graduates to those who are now in their twilight years, connect and celebrate through their shared connection as a Tintern Past student.

TOGA has plans for 2021, and we hope that our community of TOGA members will join in and help us plan. We are seeking the assistance of all TOGA members.

Please contact Carol Robertson, TOGA President by email to tinternoldgirlsassociation@gmail.com for more information.

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Tintern Grammar Alumni (TGA)

As the Tintern Grammar Alumni continue with their second year, and the ongoing challenges of Covid, we are excited to launch our Facebook page. For quicker notifications, and to stay in touch with the latest Alumni News, you can ‘Like’ us here: https://www.facebook.com/TinternGrammarAlumni

Tintern Grammar Alumni Launch and Networking Event – New Date Thursday 19 August 2021 @ 6pm

Thank you to everyone who registered to attend the official TGA Launch and Networking Event. We were incredibly disappointed to have to postpone due to the lockdown restrictions in Melbourne, but are now please to announce the new date of Thursday 19 August 2021.

Come and enjoy a night of networking and socialising with other Tintern alumni including our guest speaker Samantha Green (Brown YG 2003) and the TGA committee. We also have headshots by Julia Nance Photography available on the night (pre-booking essential, limited spaces).

For those who had already booked, you will receive a notification inviting you to confirm your attendance on the new date. If you are unable to attend, we will arrange a refund of ticket costs paid.

When:
Thursday 19 August at 6pm to 9pm

Where:
European Bier Cafe
Level 1,120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Cost:

  • General Admission – Life Member TGA/TOGA/SOBA $15
  • General Admission – Ordinary Member $20
  • Admission + Headshot – Life Member TGA/TOGA/SOBA $25
  • Admission + Headshot – Ordinary Member $30

Admission includes canapes and a welcome drink. Further drinks available for purchase. 

Admission + Headshot includes a professional headshot by photographer and past student Julia Nance (YG 2011).

RSVP
RSVP via Humanitix here by Thursday 9 August .

Enquiries
For any questions please contact the TGA via email to alumni@tintern.vic.edu.au 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for you to attend or be involved in (stay tuned for more details):

  • TGA Bushwalk and Day Hike
  • Roundtable Business Breakfast
  • Year 12 and Alumni Care Pack Day

 Are you interested in sharing your ideas, or joining the Tintern Grammar Alumni Committee?

The TGA is currently seeking applications to join our management committee as either a general committee member or Treasurer.  Our committee meets for 1 1/2 hours per month, with a further 2 hours of work required on a monthly basis. In our second year of operation, the TGA’s focus is on moving our strategic plan into action across key events, development opportunity and communication channels in support of Tintern Grammar alumni.

It is an exciting time to join the group as we establish the TGA as a beacon for our Alumni Community, and join the long history of Tintern Grammar, the Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) and the Southwood Old Boys Association (SOBA). This is also a great opportunity to expand your experience in the volunteer sector.

To have a conversation about what a role on the TGA would entail, please email alumni@tintern.vic.edu.au for a chat with our President, Alan White. 

To receive an application form, please also email alumni@tintern.vic.edu.au and our Secretary Aimee Spears will be in touch.

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Calendar of Events

2021 Reunions

YEAR GROUP / REUNION

DATE / TIME / LOCATION

5 Year Reunion YG 2016

Friday 16 July at 7.30pm, Beer Deluxe, Hawthorn

5+1 Year Reunions YG 2015

Friday 10 September at  7.30pm, Beer Deluxe, Hawthorn

10 Year Reunion YG 2011

Saturday 20 February at 3.30pm, followed by offsite

15 Year Reunion YG 2006

Saturday 16 October at 3.30pm, followed by offsite

15+1 Year Reunion YG 2005

Saturday 16 October at 3.30pm, followed by offsite

20, 25 & 30 Year Reunion YGs 2000 & 2001, 1995 & 1996, 1990 & 1991

Saturday 31 July at 3.30pm, followed by offsite

35, 40 & 45 Year Reunion YGs 1985 & 1986, 1980 & 1981, 1975 & 1976 Thursday 19 August 2021, at 6pm to 9pm

50, 55, 60 & 55+ Year Reunion YG 1970 & 1971, 1965 & 1966, 1960 & 1961

Friday 12 November, 11am to 2.00pm

Community Events 2021

EVENT

DATE

Foundation Service 2021

Friday 5 February at 8.45am

Movie Under the Stars

Saturday 27 March at 7pm

2020 FOE Horse Trials, including Anzac service

Saturday 24 April to Sunday 25 April

TOGA AGM via Zoom

Tuesday 27 April at 7pm

Career’s Night

Postponed to 2021

TPG Trivia Night

Saturday 22 May at 7pm

FOYF Spring Celebration at the FARM

Friday 3 September, 3.30pm to 7.00pm

TPG Presentation Ball

Saturday 11 September at 7.30pm

TPG Spring Garden Tour

Friday 22 October – 9.00am to 3.15pm

Return to Tintern – Alumni Tours 

Thursday 18 November – 6.00pm

Principal’s Volunteer Thank You evening

Thursday 25 November at 7.00pm

Munch with the Musos

Sunday 28 November 10am

Please be aware that all events are dependent on the situation in relation to the Covid19 virus and may be cancelled/postponed if not safe to run.
They may also may change due to unforeseen circumstances, always check the webpage for the latest dates and time.

Admissions Tour and Events Dates

At Tintern Grammar we provide many opportunities for families to tour the School. 

To view a virtual tour of Tintern Grammar please see select below:

For further information on tours or enrolment at Tintern Grammar, please visit here to view upcoming virtual tour dates

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Cathedral Service

This year our Annual Cathedral Service was moved to Friday 30 April, instead of our traditional Sunday. Due to Covid Safe considerations, we were unable to host guests at the service, as in past years.

We know that many of our families and Alumni enjoy attending the Cathedral Service and were very disappointed not to be able to do so this year. We are very pleased, after lengthy editing and preparation, to be able to offer our recording of the 2021 Cathedral Service for you to watch.

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School News

Tintern Farm

Tinternwood Farm recently gained 10 new family members! Our Year 7 girls were excited to welcome our 2 new rabbits, 6 new quails and 2 new chickens.

Friends of Music Jazz Night 2021

Save the Date for the 2021 Friends of Music Jazz Night. This year we have a Winter Wonderland theme, and it will held on Friday 27 August.

2021 House Singing

After months of planning and House Captain led rehearsals, our annual House House Singing Festival returned to the CM Wood Centre on the 26 May.
 
With the set song being the Grease favourite, “You’re The One That I Want”, each house performed this plus a song of choice.
 
Somner Stewart set the bar high with their version of “Love Shack”, Gordon Grant matched the high standard with “Shut Up and Dance” and then Dann Watt delivered the entertaining “Ghostbusters”. Mansfield McKie had us very much believing their dreams could come true with “You Make My Dreams Come True” and Butterss Cross brought it all home with the catchy and spirit lifting “Hooked On a Feeling”.
 
While the judges retired to contemplate their verdict, the CM Wood Centre swayed and rocked as every Year 7-12 student joined in with the traditional House Singing karaoke, featuring classics such as “Uptown Girl”, “YMCA” and “Dancing Queen”.
 
Butterss Cross won overall competition, while Gordon Grant runners up.
 
More importantly, every student had enthusiastically supported their House, and provided one of the best House events; their passion, energy and sense of fun was inspiring!
 

The Smoothie Bar

Recently our Year 8 students took part in the Smoothie Bar program. The program helps to develop their understanding of what is required to create and build a business, including research into a particular product, financial analysis, marketing and pitching their product to an audience. The event was wonderfully attended by parents and friends, creating a fantastic atmosphere for each group to pitch their product to potential investors. A huge congratulations to all teams for their efforts over the two days!

ANZAC Day 2021

To commemorate ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, our Year 12 students Laura M, Oliver H, Charlie C and Mitchell S along with their parents, Mrs Ruckert and Mr Kenny attended the Ringwood Dawn service on Sunday 25 April. Laura and Oliver laid our School wreath under the Ringwood Clocktower as all in attendance paid their respects on this national day of remembrance.
Lest we forget.

TPG Trivia Night

Thank you to the Tintern Parents Group for hosting the 2021 TPG Trivia Night on Saturday 22 May. This incredible group of volunteers worked tirelessly to organize this wonderful community event. A special thank you to the Trivia Night Sub-Committee members; Haidee Wallace, Cindy Cao, Tim Bray and Roshini Higgins.
 
More than 200 parents and friends joined together, dressed in a range of wonderfully creative thematic costumes, and spent the evening contemplating, singing, drawing, laughing and entertaining one another in what was a most memorable event.
 
Thank you to our student led Green Team and Social Justice Groups for complementing the evening with wonderful a wonderful Silent Auction, raffle and activities. The have successfully raised fund to further 200 lantern packs. 
 
Thank you also to Adam Kenny, whose hosting and Trivia on the night kept us all entertained and engaged. To Anne Bortolussi for her wonderful work managing the Silent Auction. And to Tegan Martin from Community Relations whose work behind the scenes on the night and in the lead up kept the working team on track and the on the night scoring up to date.
 
A special mention to the ‘Steampunk’ table who won the best Theme on the night, and congratulations to ‘Table 7; The House of Windsor” for being the overall Champions on the night.

 

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Archive

Tintern Grammar Centenary Dinner

In 2021 the Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) celebrate their 115th Anniversary. In recognition we have included some historic images from the TOGA Dinner celebrating 100 years of Tintern Grammar is 1977.

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