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Pulteney Review Weekly. Term 1, Week 5 2021


From The Principal
Beauty is truth, truth is beauty, - that is all…

Today marks the 200th anniversary since the death of poet John Keats.

Perhaps the greatest of the romantic poets, Keats was a prodigy by any definition. Dying at age 25, Keats’ writing perhaps more than any of the Romantic poets embodies the idealism, indeed the romanticism, of the era. As is often the case with genius, Keats’ writing was not particularly popular during his all too brief life; time not affording the chance for the world to chase where he was leading them. Amongst his greatest achievements, Keats is credited with popularising and honing the poetic concept of synaesthesia: the merger of the senses. In ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ Keats describes how ‘in some melodious plot / Of beechen green / Singest of summer in full throated ease’; the voice of summer a concept imbued with the intermingling of sound and the senses.

Anniversaries afford the chance to reflect, reconnect and perhaps rekindle an affection. I studied Keats first at university and then later had the pleasure to teach it as part of a Year 12 Literature course in Victoria. Amongst my most satisfying, and until writing this article forgotten, moments of teaching was reading a creative response by a student endeavouring to emulate Keats’ style: such are the memories that anniversaries afford.

The title of this article is perhaps Keats’ most famous line of verse: the penultimate line to his poem ‘Ode to a Grecian Urn’. Written soon following the Age of the Enlightenment and structured as a self-justifying maxim, the line defies clear explanation and yet proports to offer an elegant simplicity to life’s meaning. For me, and for what it might well be worth, I see the line as a yearning for us to find pleasure in where we find beauty in our lives for this is the one true source of happiness.

With that, I wish you well for the week ahead as we approach the mid-point of Term One.

May we prosper by our handiwork.

Cameron Bacholer
Principal

From The Deputy Principal
Sport Review

Late last year it was announced that a review of sport would be conducted at the commencement of 2021 to assist the recruitment process for the position of Head of Sport at Pulteney. This review will be conducted into the needs of the sporting program at this point in time following the successes of the past four years. This process will seek to identify the qualities and personnel required to build on recent achievements.

The review will be conducted by Mr Jeff Dry from ‘Yours in Sport’. Jeff has been a consultant for sport administration and programs for some fifteen years and prior to this was involved with National Development at the Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, for a decade. Jeff will speak with a cross section of students, parents and staff to reflect on the direction of sport at Pulteney over the past four years and to assist in informing the appointment of the next Head of Sport.

We are also seeking parent feedback through a short online survey. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, can be found here and will be open for responses until Friday 5 March.

Your input will be invaluable in guiding our decisions moving forward, and we thank you in anticipation of your support.

Deb Dalwood
Deputy Principal - Strategy and Culture

What you need to know this week

Experiential Learning Expressions of Interest for 2021 - Please register your interest here

Instrumental Come’n’Try Evening - Please register your interest here

Sports Review - A link to the survey can be found here 

Kurrajong Co-curricular Booklet - can be viewed here

Prep Co-curricular Winter Sport Booklet - can be viewed here

Senior Co-curricular Winter Sport Booklet - can be viewed here

Year 8 Integrated Performing Arts excursion - Please find the consent form here

Updating Important Information via the Community Portal - please ensure you have updated your child/ren's details (including medical) and your own details via the Community Portal here 

 

Important : Collection of Student Information
Student Medical Action Plans

Medical Action Plans must be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure the health and wellbeing of students.

If your child has a Medical Action Plan from a GP or specialist, we ask that you provide an up to date copy of your child’s Medical Action Plan for 2021, as a matter of urgency. This includes current information about prescribed medications, particularly if the Health Centre holds this medication for your child (for example a Nebuliser or Epi-Pen).

Having current and accurate information will ensure the School can provide the correct care to your child, especially in an emergency. As good practice, Medical Action Plans should be reviewed annually, unless your GP specifies a different timeframe on the action plan and/or if there is any change to medication/regime. 

Once you have had your child’s Medical Action Plan reviewed/updated, please email a copy to school.nurse@pulteney.sa.edu.au

Other health/immunisation and medication consents

All parents are asked to log onto the Community/Parent Portal to complete medical and immunisation/healthcare information for their child/ren for 2021. Within this part of the Portal, parents can also provide consent for ‘over the counter’ medications that the Nurse can administer (for example Paracetamol) to their child.

Instructions on how to access and update information in the Community Portal please click here. Please refer to page 1, under ‘My Details’ for instructions on how update ‘Medical’ as well as ‘Immunisations & Healthcare’.

 

Collection of 2021 Student Residential Address Collection

Pulteney Grammar School is required to provide a statement of addresses to the Australian Government Department of Education Skills and Employment in order to ensure that the Government’s funding calculations for the School are accurate.

Please review the notice from the Australian Government in relation to the 2021 regarding Student Residential Address Collection here, which provides further information about these requirements.

Parents are asked to log on to the Community Portal and review and update where necessary the address on file for each child enrolled at the school.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter, or should you require further information or clarification, please do not hesitate the School.

 

 

Kurrajong
Bee Incursion

The Year 2 students enjoyed learning about bees and pollination during an incursion last Friday. They were involved in a discussion about by-products such as honey and enjoyed a sample and were shown the equipment that beekeepers use to protect themselves.  

Junior School Sports Day

The children and staff are all looking forward to Junior School Sports Day on Friday 5 March. We will be holding a Sports Day practice on Thursday with Reception-Year 2 students, so that the children become familiar with the planned events. Anna Zerillo, ELC-Year 2 Sports Teacher, has been leading the children through some fun activities that they will share with you on the day. It would be wonderful to have parents joining in on the fun and participating in the activities. Please click here for important information about the day.

Button Batteries

Button batteries pose a severe injury risk, particularly in children in the early years. Children are at the greatest risk due to their narrower oesophagus and tendency to place small objects into their mouths, ears and noses. Some items such as light up shoes or watches may include these batteries and we ask that parents avoid these being brought into the ELC.

Nut Aware School

Pulteney Grammar is a ‘Nut Aware School’ and therefore we ask parents to refrain from placing items containing nuts in school lunchboxes. We have a large number of students in Kurrajong that present with a range of food allergies. 

Co-curricular information

Please click here to view the co-curricular information booklet. Please click here to submit your child’s nomination form for Term 2, 2021. Nominations will close on 5 March at 5.00pm. Please refer to the booklets for relevant contact information should you have any queries or contact Ben Searle, Junior Head of Sport ben.searle@pulteney.sa.edu.au

Natalie Natsias
Head of Kurrajong

 

 

Prep School
Prep School Leadership

During 2021 we will continue to develop a culture of leadership within the Prep School. To achieve this, we will promote the skills and attitudes required for each and every student to recognise and express their leadership potential. This will begin with class and specialist teachers giving all students the opportunity to be leaders in small group activities. Then, throughout the year, further team building and leadership exercises will be explored through Physical Education and Health activities, the School Sporting program, and the Prep School Outdoor Education and Rock and Water programs.

The Year 12 Student Leaders also play an important part in the Prep School Leadership Program each year. The senior students visit classes when the Prep School Leadership Program is introduced. They speak to the children about their individual pathway to leadership. This includes recognising that this pathway is not always easy, and they would not always automatically win the roles they applied for. They discuss the qualities they believe are required of a successful leader and, importantly, the need for resilience when not selected for a role. The presentations from the senior students provide very meaningful learning opportunities for their younger peers.

The Prep School Leadership Assembly which was held on Friday 19 February provided a further example of the way in which the senior students mentor and teach the Prep School students. At the beginning of the assembly some of the Year 9 Prefects gave insightful speeches, outlining their understanding of leadership. Each speech was appropriate for the age group, unique in its content and certainly appealed to the children.

The aim of the Prep School Leadership program is to help the children understand that leadership involves a collaborative approach whereby leaders exercise their role in the interests of others.  As we assist the children to develop these skills, we also want them to appreciate the link between leadership and service as we build on the children’s capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society.

Congratulations to the following students, who will assume leadership roles and become valued members of the Prep School Leadership team.

Prep Leaders Semester 1 2021

 

House Leaders 

MOORE SUNTER

Year 5 Eden Flynn and Ellouise Dodd   
Year 6 Jack Jandy and Holly Altamura         

BLEBY HOWARD

Year 5 Alicia Dodd and Juliet Zollo   
Year 6 Elliot Gask and Grace Glasson

KENNION MILLER

Year 5 Asher Mastersson and Dora Rossi-Fedele                         
Year 6 Flynn Ritossa and Rowan Robin

CAWTHORNE NICHOLLS

Year 5 Sienna Young and Grace Thomson-Dupere
Year 6 Zac Holman and Anice Li      

SPORT CAPTAINS

Zac Holman
Eli Morrow
Grace Glasson
Polly Schubert 

ART LEADERS

Ia Johnson
Madison Griffiths
Imogen Blachly
Sofia Duplock

MUSIC LEADERS     

Nektaria Mavragelos
Maicher Ren
Polly Schubert
Mina Tayler
Adela Soukoulis
Wen Hui Teoh
Zoe Lambropoulos
Alisha Yu

ICT LEADERS

Sam O’Dea
Jonathon Newman
Sam Firth
Leon Boffo
Sawyer McLean

YOUTH ENVIRONMENT FORUM (YEF) LEADERS

Olivia Beere
Julie Astier
Henry Lush
Isaac Berry

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC) CHAIRPERSONS

Bronte O’Callaghan and Matilda Skinner

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC) CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

3C       Eliza Soukloulis   
3C       Lenny Bell
3F        Gilbert Porter           
3F        Julian Gorayski
3S        Jake O’Dea
3S        Mia Pudwell   
4D       Emily Beere
4D       Alexander Damachis
4F        Abby Johnson
4F        Leo Ying-Papps
4F        Ivy Testar       
5M       Ella Liang                 
5M       Eva Segredos
5G       Charlie Sims
5G       Sienna Charatsis
6K        Dylan Chi
6K        Owen Chapman
6C       Nicholas Hillen
6C       Violet Williams
6D       Jacob Stojsavjevic
6D       Luke Hughes

Junior School Sports Day

We are excited to welcome parents and friends along to the Junior School Sports Day next Friday 5 March. The children are eagerly awaiting the day and it is always a great day for students, parents and staff alike. Please click here for important information about the day.

Winter Sport Information Booklet

Please click here to view the Prep co-curricular Winter Sport Information Booklet. Please click here to submit your child’s nomination form for Terms 2 and 3 2021. Nominations will close on 5 March at 5.00pm. Please refer to the booklet for relevant contact information should you have any queries or contact Ben Searle, Junior Head of Sport ben.searle@pulteney.sa.edu.au

Denise O’Loughlin
Head of Prep

 

Middle School
Year 7 Camp

During Week 4, the Year 7 cohort visited Robe and Naracoorte for their Experiential Learning Program. The students experienced many fun activities including canoeing, surfing, hiking at Robe and adventure caving at Naracoorte. In addition to this, students developed their camping skills by pitching tents and cooking for their groups. There were many highlights of the trip and the stunning scenery, sense of adventure and warm weather was appreciated by all. The group took the opportunity to deepen connections and their support of one another was tremendous. Included are some photos of the activities for your enjoyment. 

Shrove Tuesday

Last Tuesday on Shrove Tuesday, the Middle School House Prefects, with the help of Rev Gracey ran a pancake fundraiser across the school. Much needed funds were raised for Food Bank. Food Bank do great work in supporting those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger. The stall was a terrific success. The way in which the House Prefect Team worked together to run the event was a highlight. We have an extremely capable group in 2021 and the Middle School students have the pleasure of being led by selfless, mature and team orientated students. They are a credit to the Pulteney community.

Homework Club

Homework Club is an opportunity for students to engage with their homework under the supervision of teachers. They can receive extra help in a quiet space in this after-school programme. It is a voluntary, drop in style arrangement that all students are encouraged to access. There is no need to register in advance with sessions held on Wednesdays after school, from 3:45pm to 4:30pm in MS2.6.

Year 8 Integrated Performing Arts excursion

On Thursday 11 March, the whole Year 8 cohort will go on an excursion to see a production put on by Slingsby Theatre Company at the Adelaide Showgrounds. The bus will depart South Terrace at 12.00pm and return at 2.45pm. Please complete the online form to grant consent for your child to attend.

 Upcoming Middle School Events

Event

Date

Time

Year 7 -12 State Swimming Championships

Monday 1 March

8.30am- 3.30pm

Year 7 Humanities excursion to SA Museum

Monday 1 March

9.20am- 11.50am

SAPSASA Swimming

Tuesday 2 March

All day

Senior School Sports Day

Thursday 4 March

8.30am- 3.30pm

MS Assembly

Friday 26 February

12.40pm- 1.10pm

 

Craig McFarlane
Head of Middle School

 

 

one ninety

On Tuesday we celebrated the outstanding academic achievement of our 2020 High Achievers, welcoming back our Old Scholars, parents and their guests. As well as celebrating those who achieved an ATAR over 90, we recognised three students: Felix Jones, Angelique Patsouris and William Rooke, who achieved ATAR’s over 99 placing them in the top 1% of the nation, awarding them an Academic Blue. The ceremony also allowed us to formally acknowledge our Proxime Accessit, Dyllan Zhang recipient of and Academic Blue and the T.W. Trott Prize and Dux of the School, Declan Beard. Declan was also the recipient of an Academic Blue and was awarded the W.S. Moore Memorial Prize - for Dux of the School. 

Old Scholar Harry Blight performed a remarkable drum performance and Sophie Penberthy presented the Old Scholar’s address, reflecting on the importance of the ‘drive’ to improve and accessing support along the way. Congratulations to all of our high achievers and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be with us. To the current students who were in attendance, I encourage you to use this assembly as inspiration. I say to you, identify your goals, whether they be academic, sporting, in the arts or whatever your passion. Be brave enough to set the bar high for what it is that you want and believe you can fulfil this. Once you have made your plan, act on it.

The current Year 12s spent Thursday and Friday last week on Retreat, taking two days out of their busy schedules to slow down, reflect on the year ahead of them, and build their community so they might walk together, supporting each other on this journey. Nunyara was a beautiful site for reflection. There were many laughs, especially at some interesting acting skills, but most importantly I was impressed by the depth of reflection and the strength of the relationships in the cohort. I look forward to the year ahead! Thank you to Reverend Tracey for leading us across the two days, the Tutors and Heads of House for your leadership and those in the Executive who were able to make the time to visit us.

In our Week 5 Wellbeing Program, Year 10s will do some work around study skills with Elevate education, while the Year 11s focus on preparing for Work Experience and start a series on Financial Literacy.

Coming Events

Event

Date

Venue

Year 10 Parent Wellbeing Evening

1 March

Wyatt Hall

Senior School Sports Day

4 March

Pulteney playing fields

 

Advanced Notice

Event

Date

Venue

Adelaide Cup Public Holiday

8 March

N/A

Navy Blue Formal

12 March

Adelaide Convention Centre

Year 10 Camp

22-26 March

Various Locations TBA

Last Day of Term 1

1 April

 

Year 12 Trial Exams

27 Sept – 1 Oct

Wyatt Hall

 

Rebecca Baker
Head of one ninety

 

Research Project - Year 11
Research Project - Year 11

 

Dear Parents of Year 11 Students,

As you may be aware, the Research Project is a SACE Stage 2 subject, which is undertaken by all Year 11 Pulteney Grammar students. It is a mandatory subject requiring that students gain a grade of C- or higher. Should they not successfully pass the subject, they will not be able to obtain their SACE and, as such, students are marked and moderated against a very high standard of performance.

As part of the Research Project, students have recommenced their Folio task for assessment. This is the major assessment piece that they will be working on during the first Semester. This Folio is a school assessed task and is worth 30% of the final grade for the subject; it is due at the end of Week 4 of Term 2. The Folio is a compilation of all the planning and development of research by the students on their chosen question throughout the first semester, and will form the basis of their Research Outcome and Evaluation later in the year.

To support student progress and outcomes, and with the intention of providing ongoing up-to-date feedback on the progress of your child’s Research Project and Folio, the Research Project teaching team has designed several progress checks and draft due dates for each assessment. This will guide the level of progress the student has made on their particular Research Project however please note, that these are indicators of progress, not marks or grades, as on their own the progress evidence would not satisfy the requirements of a passing grade. Consequently, the coming term’s school report will not provide a Research Project grade.

  • Progress Check -  Start of Week 4 Term 1
  • Progress Check -  End of Week 6 Term 1
  • Progress Check -  End of Week 9 Term 1
  • FOLIO - Draft due Week 2 Term 2
  • OUTCOME - Draft due Week 1 Term 3
  • EVALUATION - Draft due Week 7 Term 3

During Research Project lessons, students will be given extensive feedback on their Projects against each of the performance standards they are required to address. However, students are encouraged to use the expertise of their individual Research Project teacher and seek clarification and guidance throughout their Project. Based on the feedback and guidance received, the expectation is that students will use their Research Project lessons to address any gaps or significant areas of weakness. They will also need to use their own time, including holiday time to further address these areas.

We have been pleased with the focus and enthusiasm all of our Year 11 students have given to the Research Project at this stage of the year and look forward to helping them achieve their goals for the subject.

Kind regards,
Research Project Teaching Team

Performing Arts
Year 3 String Program

I am pleased to announce that the Year 3 String Program will begin next week with twelve students: five on cello and seven on violin. After a lot of planning and effort, it is very exciting to get the funding and curricula support. I cannot wait to see how the children go! Perhaps we will see them all perform in a soiree later this year?

Instrumental Come’n’Try

On Monday 1March at 6.00pm, we are pleased to present our Instrumental Come’n’Try evening where your children can meet our instrumental tutors and try out a musical instrument to see if they would like to pursue lessons. We will have on offer: trumpet, trombone, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drum kit, percussion (timpani, marimba), guitar, bass guitar, double bass, violin, viola and cello. Please register your interest here. I hope to see you then and explore what is available for your child in the wonderful Performing Arts program here at Pulteney. Please note, we will not be offering piano at this event.

2021 Cabaret

On Saturday 27March, we will be presenting our annual Cabaret night in Wyatt Hall. This wonderful evening will show case our two stage bands, senior musicians (Henry Bradley, Ben Newman and Daniel Hassan) as well as Jazz on the Terrace and a couple of numbers from the staff ensemble. More details will come out soon about ticketing but for now please SAVE THE DATE!

Year 8 Integrated Performing Arts excursion

On Thursday 11 March, the whole Year 8 cohort will go on an excursion to see a production put on by Slingsby Theatre Company at the Adelaide Showgrounds. The bus will depart South Terrace at 12.00pm and return at 2.45pm. Please complete the online form here to grant consent for your child to attend.

Jonathon Rice
Head of Performing Arts

Chapel
Fundraising in Term 1 – Supporting Foodbank

Our school community marked the beginning of the Season of Lent by hosting a pancake lunch to raise funds for Foodbank. This charity was chosen by our Year 12 Prefects. 

Our Middle School leaders were great ambassadors, encouraging students to wear a splash of purple and participate in Quad games during lunchtime. Other fundraising activities that will take place this term include a Foodbank can challenge. How many three-course meals can one tutor class make from their donated cans? 1kg = $1 and feeds two people. What will be the monetary value of the collective weight of a tutor groups cans? What will be the most creative can snake? How many students will decide to participate in our whole school Easter Egg hunt on the last day of term? More information and photos of these activities will be included on our Facebook page and in the PRW over the coming weeks.

Living Lent @ Home

An invitation to journey with your child...

On Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of a reflective journey to Easter, students from each sub-school attended a service to learn more about the season of Lent. 

An interactive game was played at each service. In some services, teachers had to play the game and answer questions. There was also a twist. The person who came last was the winner for Lent is a slow, meditative journey. In Lent, we can decide to be more prayerful. We can examine our relationship with each other, spend more time in creation, think of others' needs, give from our abundance and spend more time thinking about our relationship with God. 

The following Lenten practices were from our Live Lent Game; you may like to choose some of these suggestions so that you can Live Lent with your family. 

Make a commitment to pray or think of those in need each morning.

Meditate with a family member or friend each week. 

Say a prayer of thanks before your evening meal.

Save water by having shorter showers. 

Replace 30 Minutes of TV or screen time with journaling or drawing.

This Lent, try not to complain or speak negatively. 

Clean out your bedroom cupboards and donate items to a charity of your choice.

Give up your favourite fast food and donate the money you saved to a charity of your choice.

This Lent, don't snack in-between meals. If you feel hunger pains, you can offer a prayer or thought for those who go without food every day. 

This Lent, you spend time focusing on taking care of the body that God gave you. 

Give up gossiping. When you feel like gossiping or talking behind someone else's back, try and replace your negative comment with a positive one.

Do your best to repair any broken relationships. 

 

The 2021 Confirmation Service will be conducted by The Archbishop of Adelaide, The Most Reverend Geoffrey Smith on Tuesday 23 March at 5.30pm in the Pulteney Chapel.

An invitation to explore Confirmation

As part of the ongoing commitment of Pulteney to enable students to nurture their faith, students attend a weekly chapel service. During this time, we explore the values, traditions and practices of Anglicanism through acts of worship, discussion, teaching and the broader lens of common human values.

One practice of the Anglican Church is to extend an invitation to students who would like to be confirmed. Confirmation is when a child personally accepts the promises that were said by their Godparents at their baptism. If a child has not been baptised, then confirmation signifies the start of a personal commitment to own their Christian faith.

Children 11 years or older are of the age to consider confirmation. If your child is interested in exploring this avenue or learning more about our Anglican practices, especially regarding receiving communion, please contact me via email tracey.gracey@Pulteney.sa.e.du.au or ring 0417 899 603. 

Reverend Tracey Gracey
Chaplain



 

Experiential Learning 2021
Experiential Learning 2021

We are delighted to launch the programs for Experiential Learning in 2021.

Please find the specific details attached in the co-curricular booklet for Experiential Learning. If you and your child are interested in any of the opportunities, please complete the Expression of Interest form below. This will allow program organisers to make direct contact with you regarding specific programs. If you have already filled in your details, we will be in contact with you soon.

In addition to promoting these programs to students via assemblies, we will also hold a meeting to provide more information on the Western Australia Conservation and Culture program (for Year 10-12 students) on Wednesday 3 March at 5.30pm in the Middle School building. Information sessions for other programs will be communicated throughout the year.

Co-curricular booklet for Experiential Learning - Click here
Co-curricular booklet for Special Interest - Click here
Expressions of Interest for 2021 - Please register your interest here

If you would like to discuss these opportunities with us in more detail, I can be contacted via email daniel.polkinghorne@pulteney.sa.edu.au.

We look forward to seeing you at the Western Australia Conservation and Culture program information session if you can attend.

Kind regards,

Daniel Polkinghorne
Coordinator of Experiential Learning  

 

Sport
Winter Sport Nominations

With the Term 1 season of sport now well underway we quickly start to look at winter nominations and student selection of Term 2 and 3 sports and activities.

To make this process as smooth as possible, could we please ask that you spend some time reading through the Winter Sport Booklet that can be viewed here, taking particular note of training times and match days, before selecting a sport with your child.

The Middle School students will have the opportunity to nominate for winter sport in lesson 5, Thursday 25 February, and Senior School students during tutor group each morning of week 5.

To view the online nomination form, please click here

If you require any further assistance please contact Glyn Whatley glyn.whatley@pulteney.sa.edu.au

 

Glyn Whatley
Acting Head of Sports  

 

Kurrajong Sports Day Information
JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS DAY (KURRAJONG)

We are looking forward to our annual Junior School Sports Day on Friday 5 March 2021 and parents and friends are warmly invited to join us on what is always a delightful day for the Pulteney community.

Please find below important information about the day for Kurrajong students

Reception to Year 2

Students are asked to arrive at school at the usual time and head to their classroom.

Reception to Year 2 students will commence their Sports Day event at 10.30am at Harris Oval (Park 20) and will conclude at approximately 11.45am. Reception to Year 2 students will be dismissed for the day from Harris Oval at the conclusion of the event (11.45am).

Early Learning Centre (ELCW & ELCT)

The Early Learning Centre (ELCW & ELCT) students will have their Sports Day event inside the school grounds, on the Kurrajong playground lawn from 9.15am – 10.00am.

ELC students who do not normally attend on Fridays may meet their ELC class teacher in their classroom at 9.00am. We kindly ask that you please supervise your child throughout the event. Please email Dareska Brus (dareska.brus@pulteney.sa.edu.au) by Monday 1 March if your child will be attending as an extra on this day.

Please note, ELCY will not be participating in the Sports Day activities.

What students need to wear:

  • ELC students wear their summer uniform with sandshoes.
  • Reception to Year 2 students wear their PE uniform.
  • Students are asked to apply sunscreen before arriving at school.

What students need to bring:

  • Students must bring their sports hat to wear throughout the event.
  • Reception – Year 2 students do not need to bring their school bag on this day but are asked to bring their recess in a disposable bag.
  • A NAMED drink bottle of water will be essential on the day (Reception – Year 2 students will take their drink bottles to Harris Oval and regular drinks breaks will be incorporated into the morning’s activities).

Dismissal

Reception to Year 2 students will be dismissed for the day from Harris Oval at the conclusion of the event (11.45am).

Children requiring care at the conclusion of Sports Day

If your child requires care after Sports Day ends at 11.45am, please click here to provide their details to Kurrajong by Monday 1 March. Please do not complete the form if your child does not require care after Sports Day.

Extreme (hot/wet) weather

Any decision to postpone the event will be made at 8.30am on Friday 5 March. Should the program be postponed or interrupted, children will go to classes to resume normal Friday lessons until 11.45am, when they will be dismissed for the day.

Parking

Car park access can be found at the Gilles Street Car Park on the corner of Gilles Street and King William Street.

Additional information

It is the responsibility of parents, visitors and staff to check in using the School’s QR code, which will be displayed at the Sports Day event. COVID Marshalls and an additional spectator pavilion will assist with social distancing at Sports Day. Spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs, picnic rugs and food. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Parents & Friends of Pulteney marquee throughout the morning. Further information for parents will be provided in the lead up to Sports Day.

Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us for an enjoyable morning of sporting activities.

Natalie Natsias
Head of Kurrajong

 

 

Prep Sports Day Information
 
JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS DAY (PREP) 

We are really looking forward to our annual Junior School Sports Day on Friday 5 March 2021 and parents and friends are warmly invited to join us on what is always a wonderful day for the Pulteney community.

Please find below important information about the day for Prep students

Years 3 - 6

Sports Day for Prep students will commence at 8.30am on Vaughton Oval (Park 20). All children from Years 3 – 6 are expected to go directly to the oval on that morning. They will report to their House marquee where their name will be ticked off a list by the teachers in charge of their House. Prep Sports Day activities will conclude at 12.45pm and students will be dismissed for the day at this time. Cawthorne Nicholls is rostered to clean up and students in this House will be required to stay for a short while after dismissal.

What students need to wear:

  • Students wear their PE uniform.
  • Prior to coming to school, Prep students can apply coloured zinc cream and colour their hair to reflect their House colours. Please note, these products should not be brought to school for safety reasons.
  • Students are asked to apply sunscreen before arriving at school.

What students need to bring:

  • Students must bring their sports hat to wear throughout the event, as well as extra sunscreen to apply during the morning.
  • Students do not need to bring their school bag on this day but are asked to bring their recess in a disposable bag.
  • A NAMED drink bottle of water will be essential on the day and regular drinks breaks will be incorporated into the morning’s activities.

Dismissal

Prep students will be dismissed for the day from Vaughton Oval at the conclusion of the event (12.45pm).

Children requiring care at the conclusion of Sports Day

If your child requires care after Sports Day ends at 12.45pm, please click here to provide their details to the Prep School by Tuesday 2 March. Please do not complete the form if your child does not require care after Sports Day.

Longer distance events (400m & 800m)

Please note, for Prep students the longer distance events (single 400m and 800m runs), will be run on Tuesday 2 March at 11.30am on Vaughton Oval. Parents of students who have chosen to run in these events are welcome to come along and watch their child run.

Extreme (hot/wet) weather

Any decision to postpone the event will be made at 8.30am on Friday 5 March. Should the program be postponed or interrupted, children will go to classes to resume normal Friday lessons until 12.45pm, when they will be dismissed for the day.

Parking

Car park access can be found at the Gilles Street Car Park on the corner of Gilles Street and King William Street.

Additional information

It is the responsibility of parents, visitors and staff to check in using the School’s QR code, which will be displayed at the Sports Day event. COVID Marshalls and an additional spectator pavilion will assist with social distancing at Sports Day. Spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs, picnic rugs and food. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Parents & Friends of Pulteney marquee throughout the morning. Further information will be provided to parents in the lead up to Sports Day. 

Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us for an enjoyable morning of sporting activities.

Denise O’Loughlin
Head of Prep

  

Middle and Senior Sports Day Information
SENIOR SCHOOL SPORTS DAY (Year 7 – Year 12)

Parents and friends are invited to join our Middle and Senior School students as they compete for House glory at the 2021 Senior School Sports Day on Thursday 4 March. The ‘In It to Win It’ program offers a range of activities in which students can represent their House, be physically active and have fun in a more relaxed and participatory atmosphere, whilst the ‘Championship’ program will offer selected students the opportunity to compete in the traditional and highly competitive program. No doubt we will witness some amazing athletics performances, complete with records being broken.

Please find below important information about the day for all Middle and one ninety students  

Years 7 - 12

Sports Day is a compulsory event for all students. Years 7 – 12 students are encouraged to participate in either the Championship program (if selected) or the ‘In It to Win It’ program – there are multiple events that suit everyone.

Students must arrive at their House marquee by 8.30am on Vaughton Oval (Park 20). Students are to report to their House marquee, where their name will be ticked off a list by staff. Sports Day will officially begin at 8.50am with a short ceremony. For the duration of the day, students are not permitted to leave the Parklands without permission from a Head of House. Toilets will be available on site at the event.

What students need to wear:

  • Students wear their House t-shirt, Pulteney sports shorts and white socks. Appropriate footwear must be worn during all events and spikes can be borrowed from the Sports Department. Students are asked to approach the Sports Department before Sports Day (not on the day) if they do wish to organise spikes).
  • Students must wear a hat for the duration of the day.
  • Students are asked to apply sunscreen before arriving at Sports Day and to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Sunscreen will be available in each House marquee.
  • Prior to coming to school, students can apply coloured zinc cream and colour their hair to reflect their House colours. Please note, these products should not be brought to school for safety reasons.

What students need to bring:

  • Students should bring recess and lunch in a cool bag/ There will not be access to the canteen on Sports Day, although students can purchase food and beverages from the Parents & Friends food stall.  
  • A NAMED drink bottle of water will be essential on the day and water stations will be available for students to refill their drink bottles.

Dismissal

Students will be dismissed for the day from Vaughton Oval at the conclusion of the event (3.30pm).

Extreme (hot/wet) weather

Any decision to postpone the event will be made at 8.30am on Thursday 4 March. Should the program be postponed or interrupted, children will go to classes to resume normal lessons until 3.30pm.  

Parking

Car park access can be found at the Gilles Street Car Park on the corner of Gilles Street and King William Street. 

Additional information

It is the responsibility of parents, visitors and staff to check in using the School’s QR code, which will be displayed at the Sports Day event. COVID Marshalls and an additional spectator pavilion will assist with social distancing at Sports Day. Spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs, picnic rugs and food. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Parents & Friends of Pulteney marquee throughout the morning. Further information will be provided to parents in the lead up to Sports Day.  

Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us for an enjoyable day of sporting activities.

Glyn Whatley
Acting Head of Sports  

 

Calendar of Events

 

Date

Event

 

Venue

Time

Thursday 25 February

Year 11 Biology Excursion

Year 11 Port Noarlunga Reef  

Thursday 25 February

Drama Excursion

Years 9-12  Her Majersty's Theatre  
Monday 1 March State Swimming Championships Years 7-12   

South Australian Aquatic Leisure Centre, Marion

8.30am - 3.30pm
Monday 1 March Year 10 Parent Wellbeing Evening Year 10 Parents Wyatt Hall 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Monday 1 March Instrumental Come'n'Try Evening   The Nicholls Performing Arts Centre 6.00pm
Monday 1 March Year 7 Humanities Excursion Year 7 SA Museum 9.20am - 11.50am
Tuesday 2 March Year 1 Excursion Year 1 Marine Discovery Centre  
Wednesday 3 March The Western Australia Conservation and Culture Program Information Evening Years 10-12 Middle School Building 5.30pm
Thursday 4 March Senior School Sports Day Years 7-12   Park 20 8.30am - 3.30pm
Friday 5 March Junior School Sports Day ELC-Year 6  Park 20  8.30am - 1.00pm
Friday 5 March Year 8 Immunisations Year 8 Wyatt Hall  
Monday 8 March Adelaide Cup Public Holiday      
Wednesday 10 March Principal's Tour (Senior School)     9.00am - 11.00am
Thursday 11 March Principal's Tour (Junior School)     9.00am - 11.00am
Friday 12 March Navy Blue Formal Years 11 and 12 Adelaide Convention Centre 7.00pm - 1000pm
Saturday 20 March Head of the River   Westlakes  
Monday 22 - Friday 26 March Year 10 Camp Year 10 Various  
Tuesday 23 March 2021 Confirmation Service   Pulteney Chapel 5.30pm
Congratulations
Congratulations

At Pulteney we strive to offer a wide range of sports and activities for students to participate in.

In recent years we have seen the popularity of Archery, Aikido and Table Tennis rise to a point where we have needed to cap entry and even have a waiting list to participate.

I would argue, a great place to be, especially in a school where sport is non-compulsory.

The Sports Department will always support students in their athletic endeavours, even if they choose a sport which the school currently does not offer (or does not have the resources to offer).

One such sport is sailing, with one particular student demonstrating significant achievement over the last few years.

Benjamin Newman has recently performed extremely well in the SA Youth Tri Series.

Ben competed in the Metro Regatta in the Laser 4.7 class on February 13 and 14 at the Largs Bay Sailing Club.

In this regatta, Ben won six out of eight races in conditions that ranged from 4K to 24K.

On behalf of the Pulteney Community, the Sports Department congratulates to Ben on this wonderful achievement.

Fantastic effort Ben, we look forward to hearing more about your achievements to come!

Glyn Whatley
Acting Head of Sport

 

2019 Grammarian
2019 Grammarian

The 2019 Grammarian has arrived and will be coming home with your child/children this week. Please remind your child/children if they were studying at Pulteney in 2019 to collect their copy from the designated areas by Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Kurrajong co-curricular Winter Sport Information and Nomination
Co-curricular information

Please click here to view the co-curricular information booklet. Please click here to submit your child’s nomination form for Term 2, 2021. Nominations will close on 5 March at 5.00pm. Please refer to the booklets for relevant contact information should you have any queries or contact me at ben.searle@pulteney.sa.edu.au

 

Ben Searle
Head of Sport - Junior School

 

 

Prep co-curricular Winter Sport Information and Nomination
Winter Sport Information Booklet

Please click here to view the Prep co-curricular Winter Sport Information Booklet. Please click here to submit your child’s nomination form for Terms 2 and 3 2021. Nominations will close on 5 March at 5.00pm. Please refer to the booklet for relevant contact information should you have any queries contact me at ben.searle@pulteney.sa.edu.au

Ben Searle
Head of Sport - Junior School