One of Tintern Grammar’s unique assets is ‘Tinternwood’, a working farm, set on 14 acres at the Ringwood East campus.
Overseen by a qualified Farm Manager, our on-site farm houses sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, goats and alpacas.
Study at the farm is an integral part of academic life for all Tintern Grammar students, from our Early Learning Centre to Senior College.
For older students, studies incorporate subjects such as Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Science and Geography.
For our younger learners, their regular visits to the farm include spending time with and caring for the animals and maintaining their vegetable gardens. These hands-on learning experiences give our students important skills in maths and science, in caring and taking responsibility, they promote a love of the outdoors and healthy eating habits.
Incorporated within the farm’s grounds is an Outdoor Education Centre. When not learning in the “outside classroom” that is the farm our students study science, agriculture and prepare learning for camps within this facility.
Year 7 comprises a semester of Agriculture, and Year 10 students are offered Agriculture as an Elective.
All Year 7 to 12 students are invited to participate in the Young Farmers’ Program. And for some students, their involvement in this program and the farm can lead to further studies and career opportunities.
Many students, current and past, as well as their parents form a bond with our farm and maintain this ongoing connection.