The Tintern Family Association is an official body, incorporated to oversee all of Tintern Grammar’s Community groups.
The Family Association’s purpose is to facilitate dialogue between parents, community groups and the School Board and to guide and advise members of Community groups. Current chairman is Rev. John Capper, a member of Tintern Grammar’s Board.
A number of Tintern Grammar students are keen horse riders and Tintern Friends of Equestrian (FOE) is an enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming group, formed to support these students and families in their equestrian activities.
Every year, Friends of Equestrian members organise a number of activities to give young riders opportunities to develop and further their skills. These events include clinics, training days, trail rides, camps, and a Demonstration Day, held at Tintern Grammar.
FOE members play a vital part in organising the Tintern Grammar Victorian Interschool Horse Trials, held annually at Wandin. This major event regularly attracts around 250 competitors from over 50 Victorian schools and is a National Interschools Eventing qualifier.
We are always looking for new members who share our passion for competitive riding and to help young people participate in enriching equestrian experiences.
Music plays an important part in our School’s life and Tintern Grammar’s music students and staff have a strong, committed supporter base with Tintern Friends of Music (FOM).
Powered by a common love of music, this passionate group of parents and staff work to bring greater awareness and appreciation of all forms of music to the School community.
FOM volunteers perform the vital role of fundraising, as well as generously devoting their time and energy to ensure the success of a variety of musical productions and events featuring Tintern Grammar music students.
These dedicated music-lovers are on the lookout for new members.
No special abilities are needed, apart from a willingness to become involved and help support our young musicians with their endeavours.
Tintern Friends of Music host a range of special events each year, including Jazz Nights and ‘Munch with the Musos’.
Meetings are held at 7pm Monday evenings, usually once a month in the CM Wood Common Room.
Tintern Grammar’s Friends of Young Farmers is an enthusiastic group of parent volunteers with a love of farming, sustainability and animals.
We enjoy sharing the joy of our children’s experiences as they take part in studies and activities at the School’s unique Tinternwood Farm.
FOYF organises a number of activities throughout the year including dinners, social gatherings, casual coffee mornings, as well as functions associated with travelling to Bendigo for the annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
Tinternwood Farm established a highly regarded Romney Sheep breeding program supported by our Farm Manager and enthusiastic Young Farmers. Our Young Farmers are renowned and respected by the farming community for their skills and care of the sheep at various Agricultural Shows. Our sheep are awarded prizes regularly at these shows and its always a high point for the students that accompany the sheep to the shows.
A high point on the School calendar is Tintern Grammar’s Spring Celebrations, held every September to mark the new lambing season at Tinternwood Farm. Our entire School community is involved, and the local community is invited to join us and enjoy the fun at Tinternwood with lamb petting, chook feeding, sausage sizzles, marshmallow toasting and the chance to meet other students, staff and the Principal in a relaxed, informal setting.
New members are always warmly welcomed to join FOYF and we encourage all new parents, alumni, staff and members of the wider school community to join us.
The Friends of Snowsports is a newly formed group whose aim is to build
the awareness and participation in Snowsports at Tintern Grammar.
We are keen to include new members who would like to be involved in growing the group and expanding the activities and opportunities for students.
Parents and staff members from both the Junior and Secondary Schools are welcome to join Friends of Snowsports. No special skills are required, except a willingness to get involved and a desire to support the Snowsports students at Tintern Grammar.
All new (and existing) Tintern Grammar parents are warmly encouraged to become part of Tintern Parents Group.
Membership provides a wonderful way for parents to meet other parents and through participation feel fully part of the School community.
Members make a vital contribution by helping to arrange and take part in community events, organise fund raisers for special projects, and while doing so forge links and create friendships that will last long after school days are over.
Parents Group members also have the satisfaction of working on projects the whole school community benefits from. We organise Trivia Nights, Mothers’ Day breakfasts, Fathers’ Day stalls, and a range of fund-raising events for various causes and projects.
There are regular meetings and we always have room for new members.
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If you’d like to join our friendly, active group, please contact parentgroup