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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 […]

Congratulations to our Equestrian Riders at the Nationals

At the end of term 3, Eliza Harvey, Ella and Lilly Trevorrow along with their families and horses travelled to Toowoomba, Queensland, to compete at the National Championships in their chosen Equestrian disciplines.  The horses and drivers needed frequent breaks, so the trip up was over three days and totalled over 1800km. September 18-22 saw Eliza […]

Tintern Grammar Social Justice Group Reflections

As the school community celebrates the Class of 2017, I would like to acknowledge a particular group of students who have contributed not only to the school as a whole but also the wider community. A group of dedicated students have been a part of the Tintern Grammar Social Justice Group since Year 7 and […]

Congratulations Elijah!

Congratulations to Elijah Hanna (Year 4) who competed in the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) World Cup Championships in Sydney on the weekend. Elijah competed in three events: Extreme Martial Arts (XMA), Sumo and Traditional Forms (kata), receiving a Bronze medal in Sumo and a First Place in Traditional karate forms. The first place result means Elijah […]

Head of Keyboard brings music to Afghanistan during the holidays

During our last school holidays, I was privileged to be invited to teach Piano at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. ANIM was founded in 2010 in order to restore music education in the country. For many years, playing or listening to music was prohibited by the Taliban. As Afghanistan recovers from thirty […]

From the Principal

Andreas Schleicher – What Really Works for Students? At the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia and New Zealand Conference during the last holiday, I was very fortunate to listen to Andreas Schleicher’s presentation. Andreas is the Head of the OECD education assessment program, PISA. He is a very intelligent, socially aware person, […]

The Knitting Project Update 

Last year, Molly Fleming, Nicolani Susanto and I ran an initiative for the Middle School girls called The Knitting Project which sought to create knitted blankets for the Fitzroy Drop In Centre. This centre provides a safe space for homeless people in Fitzroy to rest, eat and receive support.  It was fantastic to see the […]

Boys’ House Swimming 2017

The Boys’ House Swimming was held on Tuesday 24 October at Tintern Pool and featured a blend of traditional and novelty swimming events. The boys 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 first of their […]

Science Talent Search Results

This year 20 students entered the Science Talent Search. Many of these were Year 12 IB students who entered their Physics, Chemistry or Biology Independent Investigation and some Year 7 and 8 students also entered this very popular Victorian schools competition. We had great success in the Open Experimental Investigation section. Major Bursaries ($300) were […]