Avenue of Excellence

Avenue of Excellence

The Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence has been established to formally celebrate and honour the outstanding achievements and contributions of extraordinary Alumni in their field of endeavour.

It is our vision to inspire current and future students to pursue excellence in a wide range of areas including:

  • Community or Public Service

  • Sport

  • Arts

  • Sciences

  • Commerce and Industry

The Avenue of Excellence further embodies the triumphs and sacrifices of extraordinary Alumni who have proven their abilities at a national or international level; the dedication and self-sacrifice of individuals who persevered to ensure that they achieved the highest level of excellence.

Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner Highlights Video

Enjoy this short video showcasing the highlights of the Celebration Dinner. 

Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner Extended Video 

Relive this wonderful celebration of our inaugural Avenue of Excellence inductees and Tintern Grammar.

Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner Photo Gallary

Visit the Celebration Dinner Photo Gallery

Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner

The Celebration Induction Dinner on Saturday night was a fabulous evening with all sections of our Tintern community coming together to celebrate and honour our 10 inaugural inductees into the Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence. The CM Wood Performance Centre was sparkling in hues of blue and silver as the guests arrived for drinks and canapés.  Our Tintern Concert Choir dazzled us with their tunes before we moved to the official induction proceedings.

A very big thank you to Karen Gately nee Mitchell (YG 1988) who was a wonderfully engaging MC, Canterbury Rd Flower Gallery for the beautiful flower table centre pieces, The Essential Caterer who provided the delicious canapés and meals, photographer alumna Zoe Murdoch (YG 1996) of Zoe Murdoch – Photography, videographer alumnus Tim Churchward (YG 2010) and Lachlan Campbell for his technical management of the event.

Thanks are also extended to our Director of Music, Mrs Bezaire who organised a wonderful musical program for the evening, alumni TJ Lacey (YG 2011) and Kathleen Yardley (YG 2008), who was accompanied by Rhianwen Bramble, and the students in the Clementson Piano Quartet, Kelson String Quartet, Tintern Grammar Concert Choir and our 2017 School Pianist Molly Fleming, for their wonderful performances throughout the evening.

When passing the CM Wood centre next, be sure to take a moment to read over the astonishing achievements of our first inductees. It is our vision to inspire current and future students to pursue excellence in a wide range of areas. Read about our first inductees below. 

Let’s meet our inaugural Avenue of Excellence inductees

Emeritus Charlotte Morrison Anderson

Professor Emeritus Charlotte Morrison Anderson AM

(YG 1932) (1915 – 2002)

Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Louise Hearman

Louise Hearman

(YG 1981)

Archibald Prize Winner

Scotty James

Scotty James

(YG 2013)

World Champion Snowboarder

Helen Quinn

Professor Emeritus Helen Quinn AO

(YG 1959)

Acclaimed Physicist

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

(YG 1958)

Grammy Award Winning Artist

Kate Redwood

Cr Kate Redwood AM

(YG 1966)

Community Service Advocate

Mavis Robertson

Mavis June Robertson AM

(1930-2015) (YG 1946)

Superannuation Leader and Social Justice Campaigner

Melissa Southey

Professor Melissa Southey

(YG 1984)

Molecular Geneticist

Penelope Thwaites

Penelope Thwaites AM

(YG 1960)

Concert Pianist and Composer

Kathy Watt

Kathy Watt

(YG 1982)

Olympic Champion Cyclist


Introducing our inaugural Avenue of Excellence inductees


Introducing the Avenue of Excellence

For more information on the Avenue of Excellence please contact Di Lacey or Tegan Martin in Community Relations on 9845 7877 or communityrelations@tintern.vic.edu.au.