Welcome to the 2020 Pulteney School year. In particular we welcome new families to our wonderful learning community. The start of any school year can bring a variety of emotions for young people and their families and I wanted to thank the staff and senior students for ensuring a caring and thoughtful tone, as demonstrated in our opening assembly.

Pulteney is a school that values wellbeing. Every interaction we have with our students every day gives us a wonderful opportunity to build positive relationships and trust which is a cornerstone of a successful learning environment.

One clear demonstration of this commitment to wellbeing is our service provision to students and their families. In 2020, we are looking to further develop and enhance these connections. Our wellbeing services team consists of Chris Clements, our school psychologist (who is on leave for term 1); Annecke Redelinghuys (Tuesday/Friday), and we welcome Esra Herdem (Monday-Friday term 1) as our school counsellors. The team can be contacted via email; wellbeingservices@pulteney.sa.edu.au . Our Health Centre plays a vital role in caring for our students, in 2020 the team is Sharon Bowering (Monday-Wednesday) and welcome Karen Quinn (Thursday/Friday). Look out for profiles of the team in upcoming additions of the Pulteney Review.

Along with the Adaptive Education team, Pulteney provides a range of health and education services to enhance the educational experience for our community.

Have a great week

Steve McCulloch

Head of Student Wellbeing