Tintern Schools - Bring Your Wings


Bring your wings


For more than 135 years, Tintern has been providing children of all ages with a level of education that lifts them up above the ordinary and helps them soar into a more certain future. We do this by presenting inspiring challenges and endless opportunities that engage each of our students and prepares them for a big life ahead. Since every child’s dream is unique our school shapes and celebrates true individuals while creating an environment where the sky’s the limit.

So, bring your wings.


At the heart of Tintern is our vision to ensure the long-term success of our school and the recommitment to our successful Parallel Learning model that enables students to achieve a perfect balance between gender-specific learning and social integration.

Our Early Learning Centre sets the scene for this, with a blend of play-based and structured learning that provides a solid foundation for three and four year-old boys and girls to move into their own learning spaces in our Junior Schools, and experience programs tailored to their distinct learning needs.

This progression arms them with the confidence for undertaking the variety of learning experiences provided by our Boys’ and Girls’ Middle Schools, to discover and develop their signature strengths before the genders are brought together for the co-educational experience of our Senior College.

And most importantly, underpinning this educational vision is our core desire to develop students who are morally grounded and generous of spirit, and better prepared to succeed in their chosen careers.

Parallel Learning

Our unique Parallel Learning educational model provides a blend of separated and mixed-gender schooling, which recognises that boys and girls learn in different ways and at different rates.

The Tintern schooling adventure begins with mixed classes in our Early Learning Centre, with genders separated through Junior and Middle Schools to provide more stimulating and effective learning environments.

Boys and girls are then brought together in the co-educational environment of our Senior College, where they benefit from a greater choice of subjects and tertiary-style facilities, and are prepared for the transition into higher education or joining the workforce.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...”


Principal's Welcome

At Tintern Schools, we recognise that every boy and girl has the ability to reach great academic and personal heights, and we believe it’s our duty to help them achieve these goals.

Our Parallel Learning model and our purpose-built, contemporary educational facilities equipped with the latest teaching aids, all contribute to making this happen.

We can help your child make the very most of their educational opportunities and prepare them for their journey into the world beyond our school.

To fly they just need to bring their wings.


Jason McManus
Acting Principal
Tintern Schools


Our commitment to smaller classes, Parallel Learning and a diverse range of pathways has seen Tintern Schools’ students continue to shine right across the board.

In the last two years, our Year 12 and IB students have achieved exceptional academic results for the VCE, VCE/VET and International Baccalaureate, with a 100% pass rate and 99% receiving a first-round University offer.

Such impressive results confirm Tintern’s ongoing reputation as the leading academic school in the region.

Please click here to download our latest results. 

Since 1877

The desire to provide an excellent education for her children prompted Mrs. Emma B. Cook to start Tintern in 1877, with many local and country families sending their children to the school.

Tintern’s growth saw it become a girls’ school in 1918, and move to the more spacious and modern facilities at its current site in 1953.

The school returned to its founding principle of educating the whole family by establishing the Southwood boy’s campus in 1999, and an Early Learning Centre for boys and girls in 2011.

With all schools now located at Ringwood East, Tintern is able to provide students with an unequalled range of educational and co-curricular opportunities.

...and Beyond

Our continuing commitment is to develop enquiring minds and enhance personal and professional skills for life, by encouraging students in academic, creative, spiritual and physical development, as well as self-discipline and the acceptance of responsibility.

And all this takes place in an environment that mutually engages students, staff and parents, with compassion, challenge, fulfillment and commitment as guiding values.

Through a rigorous process of continuous improvement, we ensure that our future will be as bright as our past.

Pastoral Care for your child

Our unique and integrated Pastoral Program offers activities that help our students become confident and resilient young adults through self-understanding, developing interpersonal skills, problem solving, decision-making, and more.

We also promote traditional values like good manners, respect for others, self-belief and pride in personal presentation.

Families are kept up-to-date with their child’s development and progress through newsletters, our parent portal, parent-teacher interviews and the fostering of a close partnership between the school and family.

A vibrant place to be

The school works in partnership with families to make our community lively and engaging – not only for students, but for the whole family. Parent groups, such as Friends of Music, Friends of Equestrian, Friends of Young Farmers, Southwood Parents Association and The Tintern Association work in conjunction with the school to support the students.

More information about these groups can be found on MyTintern. Alternatively, please contact our Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or dlacey@tintern.vic.edu.au.


Tintern Schools caters for students from ELC to Year 12. We aim to provide students with educational and cultural experiences to encourage enquiring minds and lifelong learning, and are committed to providing a workplace which encourages professional growth and opportunities for all staff.

If you think you have what it takes to work in a comfortable, well-rounded school environment, then contact Administration, or follow the links below to apply for specific jobs.

Please note that all non-teaching applicants must provide a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencing employment at Tintern Schools. All teachers must have Victorian Institute of Teaching registration incorporating a criminal record check prior to commencement.

Visit our Employment page

School Management

Tintern Schools is one of Australia's oldest and foremost independent schools in Australia. We continue to provide educational and cultural experiences that facilitate opportunities to develop an enquiring mind, to find purpose and enjoyment in learning, to value and appreciate excellence in all things, and to develop personal and professional skills for life.

To this end, the School has a number of formalised structures and committees in place to ensure that Tintern Schools remains at the forefront of education provision not only within Australia, but globally.

Visit the School Management Page

Strategic Plan

The Tintern Schools Board and Executive are pleased to present the ‘Tintern 2020 and Beyond’ strategic plan – a strong and inspiring strategy to ensure the long term success of Tintern Schools, benefiting our students and the wider community.

To download the plan, please click here. 

To download the Strategic Plan Working Groups Terms of Reference, please click here