Languages and Culture Celebration Week

Week 11

The Languages faculty is excited to be introducing a few new events into the Languages and Culture Celebration Week this year! A Bubble Tea event for senior students and Chinese Kite construction and flying for Kurrajong and Prep students are just two of the new additions to the week. Once again, our students will be offered a large variety of activities and culinary delights, both in and out of the language classrooms.

On Monday at lunchtime students will have the opportunity to watch Mr. Bachelor, Mr. Atterton, Mr. Ryan and Mr. Brice battle it out for the Golden Watermelon trophy. This Suikarwari competition is a Japanese tradition and very amusing to watch!

On Wednesday April 8, there will be an International themed Casual Day, fashion parade and International Lunch. Last year this was a great success and we encourage parents and students to have the conversation about costumes early. There will be prizes for the best costumes and the lunch orders can be submitted through the Qkr! App.

Exchange Returnees

Over the summer, 3 of our students travelled to Germany on exchange and scholarships.  Lachlan Perry travelled to stay with former PGS exchange student Annunciata, for 8 weeks. He had a very culturally rich experience and worked hard on his language skills with great success. Max Soester and Will O’Dea were the lucky recipients of a scholarship from the Hermann Thumm and Josepf Landherr Foundation. The duo spend 8 weeks  in Alzenau, where they attended school, travelled and visited many beautiful Christmas markets. Upon their return they attended a lunch with the Foundation and delivered excellent speeches in their much-improved German. We are very proud of these students for grasping these opportunities and putting themselves out of their comfort zones.

Schiller Prize

We are thrilled to announce that old-scholar Eleanor Champion has been awarded the Schiller Prize by the South Australian German Teachers Association. Eleanor came equal second in South Australia for German in 2019! She will be awarded the prize at the SAGTA conference in March.

Wir gratulieren dir Eleanor!

Languages Events


Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 14 at Pulteney. Our Kurrajong students did a wonderful job of marching around the School after the Dragon making as much good-luck noise as possible. They must have scared away the beast ‘Nian’ as it has not been sighted at the School anywhere! Prep and Kurrajong students then enjoyed a Chinese lunch to celebrate. Thank you so much to the parents who once again assisted in making sure the lunch was organised and delivered to the respective sub-schools. A big thank you also to our senior school students who performed with the dragon and led the parade.

Kirsty Hickman
Learning Area Leader Language