Middle School

Outstanding Achievements

It is always a delight to share student success stories. We don’t always hear about them and not everyone wants them mentioned, but below are a few recent ones.

Harry Oates in Year 9 has been selected in the South Australian Junior League (Under 15’s) Championship Team, the Adelaide Marlins. Harry will be competing in the State Charter Championships at West Lakes from the 12 April until the 14 April.

Brendan Loh in Year 7, many will already be aware is an outstanding tennis player. Early this year Brendan played in three tennis tournaments in Perth. In the first Brendan reached the Quarter Finals but lost to the number one seed. In the second tournament Brendan came 5th. In the third Brendan won the grand final in a thrilling three set match involving two tie-breaker sets. Brendan eventually won with a score of 6-4, 6-7 and 7-6. An outstanding effort!

Another outstanding effort was had by Year 8 Zane Phua. He competed in the 2019 Long Course State Championships. Zane swam 11 individual events and his 80 points score put him at 11th position out of 221 males who are 18 and under. Zane won 1 Gold, 4 Silvers and 3 bronzes in this Championships. He made it to the final of all the events. He also achieved a personal target of beating 1 minute when he finished his 100-metre freestyle at 59.63 secs.

Our congratulations go to Zane, Brendan and Harry for their wonderful achievements.

The World’s Greatest Shave

Fraser Brion (Year 9) is undertaking the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ on March 22 at lunchtime in the Quad. He is aiming to raise $700 to support vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers. He is seeking a gold coin donation from fellow students on the day.

Fraser is also seeking the help of a a hairdresser that is willing and able to do the shaving.  Please refer to the poster attached if you can help.

Girls Uniform

As parents may well be aware, in 2018 Denise O’Loughlin, Head of the Prep School, set up a committee of students from across the Prep, Middle School and one ninety to explore additional pants options for the girl’s uniform. Pulteney has had a winter pants option for girls in Middle and Senior Schools but this was available upon request rather than a standard stocked item. The committee was formed as the result of conversations with several Prep students about aspects of the uniform and in particular the fact that they felt the summer dress and winter tunic restricted their ability to play.

As a result of the work of the student committee in partnership with staff in the School Shop, it was decided that the Prep School will trial the introduction of blue summer shorts for girls in 2019. 

By demand the introduction of the blue shorts has extended to the Middle School. Middle School girls are most welcome to purchase and wear the blue shorts as modelled by Madeleine Harbord and Sarah Ninio.

Year 8 School Immunisation Program 2019

Immunisations will be held Friday 22 March in Wyatt Hall.

Year 8 students will have theirfirst of a two dose course of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV/ Gardasil) and they will also receive one dose of the booster of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough /dTpa (Boostrix).

It is advisable on the morning of the immunisation that students have breakfast and students are asked to wear their PE uniform for the entire day.

If your child is absent they will receive a letter from Health & Immunisation Management Services advising of clinic locations to receive the vaccine they missed.

Please note: Vaccinations will only be given if a valid consent form is returned prior to the school visit.

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School