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Lochie’s Laughs

This week Channel 10 TV Show, The Project, featured a story on Tintern Grammar Year 8 student, Lochie Graham, and his amazing charity work giving sick and traumatised children something to smile about. Watch the story to learn more about Lochie’s incredible work pairing up with comedy legend Jerry Lewis to co-found Jerry’s House. 

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Avenue of Excellence Celebration Dinner We invite all members of our school community to join us for a Celebration Dinner on Saturday 9 September where we will formally acknowledge these incredible Tintern Grammar alumni. We hope you can join us for this special occasion. Book here via TryBookings. For more information on the Avenue of Excellence […]

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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

We invite all members of our school community to join us for a Celebration Dinner on Saturday 9 September where we will formally acknowledge these incredible Tintern Grammar alumni. We hope you can join us for this special occasion. Book here via TryBookings.

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.

Let’s meet our inaugural Avenue of Excellence inductees

Professor Emeritus Charlotte Morrison Anderson AM (YG 1932) (1915 – 2002) – Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Let’s learn about our first inductee, Professor Emeritus Charlotte Morrison Anderson AM (YG 1932) (1915 – 2002).

Charlotte widely known as Charlo, completed her schooling at Tintern in 1932 as dux. After completing a Bachelor and Master of Science, Charlo went onto to study Medicine and fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a doctor.

Specialising in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Charlo worked in Australia and the UK, leading research teams to make significant medical breakthroughs, including identifying gluten as the ingredient responsible for Coeliac Disease and improving the survival rate and quality of life of children suffering Cystic Fibrosis.

Honouring Charlo’s significant contribution to Medicine, Tintern named the Senior College building The Anderson Centre in 1995. In 1997, Charlo was made a Member of the Order of Australia recognising her service to Medicine in the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology.

Louise Hearman (YG 1981) – Archibald Prize Winner

Celebrated Victorian artist, Louise Hearman (YG 1981) is our second inductee to the Avenue of Excellence. 

Louise was the 2016 Archibald Prize winner for her piece entitled ‘Barry’, a portrait of the well-known Australian comedian, actor, artist and author Barry Humphries.

A passion and talent for the arts was evident during Louise’s time at Tintern, commended for her work in Art classes, she was awarded first prize for an original graphic print at the Royal Melbourne Show when she was in Year 11.

Following Louise’s first solo exhibition in 1987, she has consistently displayed her work at both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, exhibiting at galleries including The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and The National Gallery of Victoria.

Scotty James (YG 2013) – World Champion Snowboarder

Let’s meet inductee number three, Scotty James, World Champion Snowboarder and two-time Australian Winter Olympics representative.

While most teenagers are busy juggling school, part time jobs and extracurricular activities, at 15 Scotty James was making his Winter Olympics debut as Australia’s youngest male competitor in 50 years at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Fast-forward seven years and Scotty is now a household name in the world of Snowboarding, having won the FIS Snowboard World Championships Halfpipe title in 2015 and 2017, gold and bronze medals at the 2016 and 2017 Winter X Games and represented Australia at a second Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi.

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.

Nomination Procedure

Nomination

  1. The nominee must be a past student of Tintern (including Tintern Girls, Southwood Boys and other variations of the school’s name).
  2. The nominee should be recognised to have reached the elite or highest level within the category or field endeavour for which they have been nominated.
  3. Nominees must be nominated by fellow alumni, peer, community member or past or present staff member. No self-nominations will be accepted.
  4. Only nomination on the approved nomination form will be considered.
  5. A nominee may be nominated for more than one category.

Categories

Nominees may be living or deceased Alumni of at least one year’s enrolment. To maintain an objective selection process, the selection committee may request that evidence be supplied and achievements verified to support any nomination.

  1. Nominees must fully satisfy the selection criteria of at least one (1) category A, B, C, D or E as listed below.
  2. Only the nominee’s individual achievements in relation to the criteria will be considered.
  3. The academic and co-curricular achievements attained whilst a student at Tintern may be used to enhance the candidate’s overall nomination. However, the category’s selection criteria must be satisfied in their own right.

 

A: Community or Public Service
Recognised significant and distinguished community service and leadership at a state, national or international level.

Automatic eligibility for consideration
Public recognition might include Order of Australia recipients, bravery/valour decorations, election to state or federal parliament, and certain senior military and police officer positions (such as Colonel or Superintendent)

Consideration for selection which may require additional evidence
Achievements might include long serving board directorships of not-for-profit organisations and advisory groups, senior leadership of community service groups, election to local government as a councillor, mayor or shire president.

 

B: Sport
Recognised significant and distinguished sporting excellence at a state, national or international level.

Automatic eligibility for consideration
Nominees might include medal recipient at Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games, world championships, or those who hold a world record or commonwealth record.

Consideration for selection which may require additional evidence
Nominees may be an athlete who was not a medal recipient at the Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games; a coach or team official (management/medical staff) at the Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games or world championships; an athlete with a significant level of achievement and success in a sport at a state/national open level, not just competing or playing at that level; a coach of a state/national league sporting club with a high level of success.

 

C: Arts
Recognised cultural activity excellence at a state, national or international level.

Automatic eligibility for consideration
Nominees might include a receipt of an award at state, national or international level in recognition of artistic endeavour, such as the Booker Prize, Archibald Prize, Wynne Prize, Walkley Award, Oscar or a Gold Logie.

Consideration for selection which may require additional evidence
Nominees might include those who have published work of literary significance; exhibited work at a state, national or international gallery; made a significant contribution to the production of a nationally or internationally released film or television program; or membership of a company of national status, such as Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.

 

D: Sciences
Recognised scientific advancement, research or innovative excellence at a state, national or international level.

Automatic eligibility for consideration
Nominees might include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize or Lasker Awards; an honour or equivalent award where a significant contribution has been achieved through research, development or advancement of science, technology or medicine.

Consideration for selection which may require additional evidence
Nominees might include recipients of Australian Medical Association awards; scientists whose findings have benefited humanity in an important area of existence or who have added substantially to the body of human knowledge; recipients of distinguished awards in any field of scientific endeavour, such as surgeons, specialists, and/or general practitioners of high regard or distinction.

 

E: Commerce and Industry
Recognised significant contribution to business or an economy a state, national or international level. 

Automatic eligibility for consideration
Nominees might include recipients of the Order of Australia recognising their international or national industry specific awards; or establishment of a business which has developed into significant state, national or international proportions and has made a significant contribution to a regional, state or national economy.

Consideration for selection which may require additional evidence
Nominees might include recipients of sponsored awards, for example, the Telstra Business Awards; achievements such as long serving board directorships or senior leadership of major national or international company; a major contribution to the development of an industry or sector of state, national or international significance through innovation, invention or outstanding commitment; or appointment to a position of leadership as head of a business or industry of state, national or international status.

 

Selection Process

An Avenue of Excellence selection committee is soon to be formed, comprising members of the Executive, Staff and Alumni. This selection committee will meet to consider nominees against the selection criteria and to select the candidates. These candidates will be submitted to the Principal and Tintern Grammar Board for final approval. Once approved the Principal and Chair of the Board will write to the candidates to inform them of their nomination. Candidates will be recognised and honoured in 2017 during celebrations to commemorate Tintern Grammar’s 140th anniversary.

The Community Relations Development Manager will liaise with the Principal to plan all induction events. It is intended for the inaugural induction to coincide with the 140 year celebrations.

 

Nominate

Avenue of Excellence Nomination Form

    Please send hard copies to: Di Lacey Tintern Grammar Community Engagement Office PO Box 26 RINGWOOD EAST VIC 3135

Events

Aug 4

Tintern Grammar Annual Music Concert

4 Aug 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm

CM Wood Performance Centre

Aug 5

Tintern Grammar Information Morning & Campus Tours

5 Aug 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm

Tintern Grammar

Aug 8

Year 12 Post Secondary Information Evening

8 Aug 2017 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Lecture Theatre

Aug 12

QLD Chapter Reunion (Brisbane)

12 Aug 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland

Aug 13

NSW Chapter Reunion (Sydney)

13 Aug 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Otto Ristorante, Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, 2011

See more events

Term Dates

Term Dates 2017

Term 1 commences for all students in Year 7, 11 and 12 (full day) Tuesday 31 January
Term 1 commences for all new students in Years 8 – 10 (part day) Tuesday 31 January
All students return Wednesday 1 February
Labour Day – Public Holiday Monday 13 March 
Term 1 concludes for all students Friday 31 March 
Good Friday – Public Holiday Friday 14 April
Easter Monday – Public Holiday Monday 17 April
Term 2 commences for all students Wednesday 19 April
ANZAC Day – Public Holiday Tuesday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday Monday 12 June
Term 2 concludes for all students Friday 23 June
Term 3 commences for all students Tuesday 18 July
Term 3 concludes for all students Friday 22 September
Term 4 commences for all students Tuesday 10 October
Year 12 concludes Tuesday 24 October
Mid-Term Break Monday 6 November
Melbourne Cup Day – Public Holiday Tuesday 7 November
Term 4 concludes for Junior and Middle School students Tuesday 12 December

 

Term Dates 2018

Term 1 commences for all students in Year 7, 11 and 12 (full day) Monday 29 January
Term 1 commences for all new students in Years 8 – 10 (part day) Monday 29 January
All students return Tuesday 30 January
Labour Day – Public Holiday Monday 12 March 
Term 1 concludes for all students Thursday 29 March
Good Friday – Public Holiday Friday 30 March
Easter Monday – Public Holiday Monday 2 April
Term 2 commences for all students Tuesday 17 April
ANZAC Day – Public Holiday Wednesday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday Monday 11 June
Term 2 concludes for all students Friday 22 June
Term 3 commences for all students Tuesday 17 July
Term 3 concludes for all students Friday 21 September
Term 4 commences for all students Monday 8 October
Mid-Term Break Monday 5 November
Melbourne Cup Day – Public Holiday Tuesday 6 November
Term 4 concludes for Junior and Middle School students Tuesday 11 December

 

Alumni

The Tintern Old Grammarians consists of the Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA) and the Southwood Old Boys Association (SOBA). All past students automatically become members.

About Old Grammarians

TOGA and SOBA provide opportunities for past students to stay connected with each other and with the school. Both associations are actively involved in the current activities of the school as well as assisting with reunions and archives. Every year special events are run such as exhibitions and lunches for the Tintern Grammar community — both past and present. The Tintern Old Girls Association and the Southwood Old Boys Association welcome participation from everyone. If you would like more information or to become involved, please contact the Community Relations Office on 9845 7877 or email paststudents@tintern.vic.edu.au.

Update your details

You were – and still are – a part of the Tintern Community – and we’d like you to remain an integral part of it. We are proud of our past students and want to keep up to date with your lives and achievements. We’d also like to create closer relationships with our past students, so by completing the Past Student Update form, the information provided will help us better understand your needs and ensure that we communicate effectively with you.

TOGA Membership

Download the TOGA membership form and email to TOGA@tintern.vic.edu.au or mail to: 
TOGA

The Secretary

PO Box 26

Ringwood East VIC 3135

SOBA Membership

Download the SOBA membership form and email to SOBA@tintern.vic.edu.au or mail to: 
SOBA

The President
PO Box 26

Ringwood East VIC 3135

TOGA Committee

President: Carol Robertson YG 1980
Vice-President: Dani Cox YG 2009
Secretary: Lynne Franke YG 1958
Minute Secretary: Jemima Capper YG 2010
Treasurer/Life Members Fund/Nancy Lancaster Estate: Jenny Brown YG 1981
Membership and Marketing: Olivia Green YG 2010, Kate Schie YG 2010

SOBA Committee

President: Ivan Yeung YG 2005
Facebook Co-ordinator: Dean Vescio YG 2012

2017 Reunions

Friday 21 July 15, 20 and 25 years (2002, 1997 and 1992) Reunion photo gallery.
Saturday 12 August QLD Chapter Reunion (Brisbane) 5 to 7pm Book now through TryBooking.
Sunday 13 August NSW Chapter Reunion (Sydney) – 3.30 to 6pm Book now through TryBooking.
Friday 3 November 35, 40 and 45 Years (1982, 1977 and 1972) Booking details coming soon.
Thursday 9 November Oaks Day at the Races – 10 Year Reunion (2007) Booking details coming soon.
Tuesday 21 November 50, 55+ (1967, 1962 and 1961 back) Booking details coming soon.

 

Visit the Reunions Photo Gallery page

140 Year Celebrations

In 2017 we are celebrating our 140 year anniversary with many exciting events to mark this very special occasion. 

Visit the 140 Year Celebration Gallery page

2017 Fair

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Fair Day and participated in this wonderful event.

Congratulations to our lucky raffle prize winners:

Fair Flyer Raffle – Julia Nance

Major Raffle

  1. Scorptec Computer – McDowell family
  2. Flight Centre Travel – Kylie Daniel
  3. JB HiFi voucher – James Manson
  4. ​Zabecca Living voucher – Caitlin Thompson

Car Raffle – David Carew

Factis 2016

Empowering our community

By Bradley Fry, Principal

At our recent Tintern Grammar Executive Retreat, the members of our School Executive unanimously expressed the view: “Brad, now as a school, as one school, we are ready to move forward, we are ready to grow – so let’s get on with it!”. The Tintern Grammar Executive is a talented, diverse and eclectic group of people, but they are united by a profound sense of collaboration and a commitment to both thinking and doing their best…

Read this and the rest of Factis. (PDF, 12MB)