Admissions

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Tintern Grammar.

The main intake years for the school are 3 Year Old Kindergarten, Pre-Prep, Prep, Year 5 and Year 7. Places may be available in other year levels subject to availability.

Families are encouraged to apply as early as possible as offers for interview are made based on the date of application with the exception of sibling priority and children of past students.

To make an application (Australian residents), please download the application form (PDF, 180 KB) and return it to our Admissions office, together with your child’s birth certificate and the $100 application fee. A copy of a visa is required if held.

Our Admissions office will respond acknowledging you have been placed on our waitlist and receipt your payment. You are welcome to email Admissions at any time to review the progress of your application.

For information on international student applications, please visit our International Enrolments page.

Tintern Grammar is a Child Safe School.

International Enrolments

Tintern Grammar welcomes students from all over the world. For more information on our school, please download:

To apply for a place at Tintern Grammar, the following must be submitted:

  • Application for Registration form for international students
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Copy of the student’s most recent school report (translated);
  • Copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport
  • Results of AEAS assessment

AEAS Testing Information

Tintern Grammar requires all international students to undertake an assessment provided by Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) prior to enrolment. AEAS tests in over 70 locations worldwide. Students can register for testing in their country of origin or upon arrival in Australia. Test centre locations and test dates can be found at www.aeas.com.au.

The AEAS assessment tests students’ general ability, English language proficiency and mathematical reasoning. The AEAS assessment is not a pass or fail test. The assessment provides valuable information regarding students’ capabilities, English language abilities and long-term goals. 

The AEAS assessment recommends the minimum number of weeks of intensive English Language study (ELICOS) that students require prior to commencing formal school studies. Tintern follows this recommendation when planning a student’s ELICOS program. For further information, contact AEAS.

For more information on the enrolment process, or if you would like a recommendation for a Tintern Grammar approved agent, please contact the Admissions Department on +61 3 9845 7878 or admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au

Uniform Shop

The Tintern Uniform Shop is the sole supplier of Tintern Grammar’s school uniform.

Situated near to Gate 1 at the corner of Morinda and Loma Streets, the Uniform Shop is operated by Tintern Grammar as a service to our parents and caregivers.

Operating Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am-4.30pm (during term time).

At the beginning of the school year, the Uniform Shop is opened for extended hours and appointments. 2017’s extended opening hours will be published on this page towards the end of 2016.

Contact Information

T: (61 3) 9845 7824
E: uniformshop@tintern.vic.edu.au

Payment Methods

Cash/Visa/MasterCard/EFTPOS (no AMEX).

Phone Orders

For current students, orders can be taken over the phone or by email, with the costs added to their school fee account.

Appointments

During operating hours – please phone or email to arrange a suitable time.

New Students

As new students generally require a large number of items, please contact the Uniform Shop to make an appointment.

Second-hand Uniforms

Limited items are available for purchase.

Naming/Labelling Items

All items must be clearly labelled. Personalised name tapes can be ordered from the Uniform Shop.

Uniform Guidelines and Policy

Tintern Grammar’s Uniform Booklet (PDF, 2.5Mb)

Tour Dates 2017

Come and visit us — we would love to show you our school

We offer a number of opportunities throughout the year for you to come and learn more about Tintern Grammar and what we can offer your child.

Date

Register Event
Tuesday 19 September Fully booked. Tintern Small Group Tour
10.00am
Tuesday 17 October Please click here to make your booking. Twilight Tour
6.00pm
Tuesday 14 November Fully booked. Tintern Small Group Tour
10.00am

 Private Tours

We would be delighted to arrange a private tour for you. This will give you the opportunity to meet key staff, tour the facilities and determine if Tintern Grammar is the right school for your child. 

Please contact our Admissions office on (+61 3) 9845 7878 or admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au to arrange your private tour.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

We think that Tintern is an amazing school. So do our parents and past students.

PAST STUDENTS

I loved my whole secondary schooling at Tintern. The generosity of the teachers’ time and their passion inspired me to follow a teaching career. 

The wide range of co-curricular activities was amazing, especially from the drama and sport departments, and the opportunities at the farm. This fostered interests in so many areas for me.

The Tintern community was such an important part of my life for so long. And I am always welcomed back when I visit or have the opportunity to teach.
By Kate Schie, YG2010

My 6 years at Tintern were incredible, I loved coming to school every day. I made long-lasting friendships, shared fascinating experiences and was motivated to try all the new things that were on offer. One part of Tintern that stood out to me were the fantastic teachers who were willing to go above and beyond to help me and my classmates to achieve our best. Between swimming in waterfalls in Laos to living with a family in Germany for 6 weeks, I certainly loved each opportunity that was offered to me at Tintern. Those 6 years will certainly be ones I never forget.
By Anna Church, YG2014 

“Tintern is a school that allowed me to succeed at anything I wanted to do. It is a place that allows you to explore many subjects, whilst immersed in a tranquil learning environment. My favourite aspect would have definitely been all the co-curricular activities that I could participate in, which provided me with so much delight.  Since leaving Tintern, I have pursued arts and commerce studies at university, and I look forward to pursuing a career in business.”
By Olivia Green, YG2010

 At Tintern I learned that ‘fitting in’ just makes you feel left out, but being yourself is truly empowering and can earn you lifelong friends. My teachers supported me in this and gave me every opportunity to discover who I was. They held me accountable to my best self and wouldn’t settle for less. My goal now is to provide the same high-quality support to the students I teach today. I want them to be confident and creative global citizens with a life that they have reason to value.
By Jemima Capper, YG2010

PARENTS

I have a long association with Tintern, starting in 1982 when I came to Tintern as a Year 7 girl. When it was time for my own daughter to begin her education, I knew Tintern was the place where she would be happy and nurtured. My daughter loved her time from Prep to Year 12 at Tintern. That first day when she started Prep I knew I had made the right decision for her educational journey.  That was not the end of my association though with this great school. I myself worked at Tintern for a short while in Curriculum Support and then worked at Southwood Boys Grammar in their Foundation Year. A few years later our association with Tintern again broadened with my son starting in the ELC and then progressing through. He is still at Tintern in Year 9. Tintern is definitely the right fit for my son. He is not another face in the crowd. He is an individual who is definitely embracing the wonderful opportunities that Tintern has to offer.
By Lucia Oberstar

What distinguishes Tintern from other schools is the immense variety of co-curricular opportunities it offers, catering for the varying abilities, interests and talents of every student.  My daughter, Ashleigh, has thoroughly enjoyed her first year, taking advantage of many of the academic prospects on offer such as Public Speaking competitions, participating in the Da Vinci Decathlon and Tournament of the Minds, Maths quizzes and even Sharemarket Games.  With the vast performing arts possibilities, Ashleigh has had the chance to form a band and enter Tintern’s Battle of the Bands competition, join the Intermediate Choir and Piano Duet Club and perform at various music concerts.

There are opportunities for everyone and I have been very impressed with the level of individualised attention and support that my daughter has been given during these programs, helping her to find and develop her passions.
By Andi Dowling

Transport

Getting to and from Tintern Grammar is easy.

There are a range of charter buses and public buses, and Ringwood East railway station is a short walk from the school. Full detail can be found in our Charter Bus booklet (PDF, 2Mb). You can now track our morning and afternoon charter buses via this link. Current parents can find more information about charter and public buses on the MyTintern Transport Information Portal Page.

For more information, please contact our Transport Officer on 9845 7892 or transport@tintern.vic.edu.au.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2019 are now open

Please find information below on how to apply for a Tintern Grammar Scholarship, as well as the types of Scholarships we offer.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are available to students entering Years 5-11 in 2019. Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s results from an independent examination held in October 2017 as well as their application, Naplan and School reports.

General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are available to students entering Years 7-11 in 2019. The Student application must demonstrate a balance between academic potential as well as talent in a range of cocurricular areas, their qualities of leadership and willingness to become involved in all facets of school life.

All General Excellence applicants are required to sit the independent examination in October 2017.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are available for entry into Year 7 to 11 in 2019.

Music Scholarships are offered on the basis of the student’s music audition as well as the results from the independent examination held in October 2017.  During the audition students must demonstrate outstanding music ability. Students are required to play two contrasting pieces and arrange their own accompanist.  Auditions will take place in the week of 16 – 20 October, details of an audition time will be advised.

Music Scholarships for 2019 will be available for the following instruments:

Year 7 and 8 entry

String and Woodwind Instruments must be Grade 5 AMEB standard or above.

Brass Instruments must be Grade 3 AMEB standard or above.

Year 9, 10 and 11 entry

String and Woodwind Instruments must be Grade 6 AMEB standard or above.

Brass Instruments must be Grade 4 AMEB standard or above.

IMPORTANT: Results will not be released to parents.

Alumni Scholarships

The Dr Sylvia Walton AO Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a female child of any past student entering in Years 7 to 12, who is able to demonstrate achievement in several fields of endeavour and whose parents’ financial means make it difficult to send a child to Tintern Grammar.

Candidates are still required to sit for the general scholarship test. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship test results, school reports and NAPLAN results, along with an interview with a senior member of staff and any additional information as required during the application process.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide financial disclosure upon request.  

The Mike Blood Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a male child of any past student entering in Years 7 to 12, who is able to demonstrate achievement in several fields of endeavour and whose parents’ financial means make it difficult to send a child to Tintern Grammar.

Candidates are still required to sit for the general scholarship test. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship test results, school reports and NAPLAN results, along with an interview with a senior member of staff and any additional information as required during the application process.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide financial disclosure upon request.

Please contact the Admissions office on 9845 7878 or admissions@tintern.vic.edu.au to learn more.