First Place for Year 3 and 4 Girls’ Team at G.A.T.E.WAYS!

For a number of years now Tintern Grammar’s Junior Schools have hosted a G.A.T.E.WAYS Program each term. This program offers individual day sessions that are topic based and, in the last term, a team challenge competing against other schools. After a lot of hard work and preparation, the Year 3 and 4 Girls’ Team successfully […]

Innovating Education Through Technology

It is an exciting time to be working in education. As Director of Information & Technology Services, I have witnessed at first hand the introduction of various life-changing technologies including our first connection to the Internet back in 1992. Our network at the time consisted of a small hub with approximately 30 computers connected across […]

All Schools Athletics Results

Congratulations to Breanna Turnbull (Year 10) and Corey Dickson (Year 9) who both competed in the All Schools Athletic Championships on the weekend. Breanna finished 2nd in the U/17 Javelin and Corey finished 3rd in the U/16 3000m Walk. Breanna progresses to the Australian Junior Athletic Championships in Sydney next March. by Ross Jurey, Head […]

Girls’ House Swimming 2017

The Girls House Swimming Carnival was held on Wednesday 25 October at the Tintern Pool and featured a blend of traditional and novelty swimming events. The girls enjoyed a strongly contested carnival and there were many impressive swims on the day. Our newly appointed captains did a great job engendering support in what was the […]

Duke of Edinburgh Award Senior School Assembly Presentations

At the beginning of this term, a number of students achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The Duke of Edinburgh program is an internationally recognised award that invites young people aged 14-25 to realise their ambitions and to change their world. Young people challenge themselves by choosing activities that spark their interest in the three […]

Annual Spring Garden Tour

A wonderful day was had on our Annual Spring Garden tour on Friday 27 October 2017. A full bus travelled to Jindivick where we enjoyed morning tea at the very quaint Jindivick Tavern. We then boarded back on the bus to Broughton Hall. We were fortunate to be guided the Broughton Hall Gardens by garden […]

If you had one word you could spread as your legacy what would it be?

At our Valedictory Service held on Tuesday this week, I asked a rhetorical question of the students (ELC – Year 12) present, that if they had one word they could spread as their legacy what would it be. This was in response to my reflection on the man, Arthur Stace, who during his life wrote […]

2017 Senior Visual Art & Design Show Opening Night

On Friday 20 October at 6.30pm the official opening of the Tintern Grammar 2017 Senior Visual Art & Design Show took place. We were treated to the beautiful stylings of the Middle School String Quartet as guests joined us for a night of celebration and accolades for everyone involved. As teachers – we often see […]

Chaplain’s Corner

On the plains of Peru, between the Inca and the Nazca valleys lies a series of lines, some covering many square kilometres, these lines for a long time were mistakenly thought of as ancient irrigation channels and even hiking trails. That was until the 1930’s when aircraft flying over were able to see the lines […]

Chinese Orchestra reveals beautiful instruments and music to Year 7s and 8s

On Wednesday 11 October, the Chao Feng Orchestra, a semi-professional ensemble playing traditional Chinese instruments such as the Erhu or Yangqin, visited Tintern to perform, and teach us about the different instruments each part of the orchestra was playing. The orchestra consisted mainly of three sections – plucked strings, bowed strings and woodwind. The bowed […]