Languages and Culture Celebration Week, held in Week 10 of Term 1, is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of language and highlight the linguistic and cultural diversity in our Pulteney community. The week was a resounding success and we can all be proud of the inclusive way in which our school embraces all cultures.

Much fun was had by all and in addition to the many in-class activities, students also participated in excursions, competitions, an international fashion parade, sumo wrestling and a Juggling World Cup. Our Middle School Heads of House were great sports and took part in some traditional Japanese Suikawari ‘watermelon smashing’ much to the students’ delight. Once again, the International Lunch was delicious and the Brezel fundraiser held by the Conservation Core proved very popular.

There were various competitions held throughout the week and well done to BH 2 for winning the Intercultural Class Bulletin Competition, Ashton White and Asher Mastersson for winning the Prep Poster Competitions, Eliza Mislov, Leo Ying-Papps, Lily Thorne and Lily Zhu for winning the Kurranjong Colouring Competition and Helen Wan for her beautiful multicultural flag design.

The students who dressed up on the International Casual day looked absolutely wunderbar. Well done to best-dressed winners: Arwyn Soi, Diamond Harlow and Mischa Crichton in the Prep School and Harrish Raju-Deepa and Zinuo Shan in the Senior School.  Congratulations also to the Year 12 German Class for winning the ‘group entry’ category.

The Languages Faculty would like to thank all the volunteers -  from Wheaton House through to the Conservation Core and individual students in the Prep, Middle and Senior Schools - for their time and effort in supporting this fantastic event delivered by the Languages teaching team. 


Kirsty Hickman

Learning Area Leader, Languages