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Pulteney Review Weekly. Term 3, Week 2 2020


From the Deputy Principal

This year continues to pass with amazing speed and term 3 is already shaping to be another busy and productive time for all students within our School.

As educators and parents, we delight in recognising and celebrating successful outcomes for our children. However, as we know, success cannot be measured only as the result or performance but must also include the journey. Success does not just happen. Quite often we encounter numerous obstacles along the way that attempt to prevent us from achieving our goal. Creating an environment which nurtures and fosters values such as persistence, diligence, dedication, hard work and risk taking is particularly important if our students can appreciate how to be successful, while also allowing them to keep it all in perspective should they fall short of the result they were hoping for. I am often encouraged by the attitudes demonstrated by Pulteney students and their positive relationship with one another. It is common to hear students offering encouragement and advice as well as celebrating the efforts their peers have put into a particular task or event. With the support of their peers and teachers, many students have tackled problems or faced challenges they previously believed to be too difficult or the fear of failure too great.

On Thursday 30 July, from noon, academic reports for semester 1 will be available to parents and students via the community portal.

To view your child’s report for Semester 1, please access the Synergetic Community Portal link on the Pulteney website (www.pulteney.sa.edu.au/community/parents/). Please use your personal access code (username) to log in to the system as you would do for Student Led Conferences (R-6) or Parent Teacher Student Meetings (7-12).

Login details are as follows:

Username:  «StudentContactID»

Password:  A password has previously been supplied to you.  Please note, we do not have access to this password, so if you have forgotten it or if you are new to Pulteney, please click on the forgotten password tab and the password will be emailed to your nominated email address.

If you have more than one child, you will need to select the individual child’s name, click on the tab Documents and then Student Reports for Term 2/2020.  You then need to open the PDF that is available for that particular student. 

If you have any queries regarding your log on details, please don’t hesitate to contact the PA in your child’s sub-school prior to Thursday 30 July.

Through digital reporting, our aim is to continue to improve methods of communication between school and home.

Greg Atterton

Deputy Principal

 

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Please view Nicholas Brice's welcome back video here

 

Middle School
Healthy Minds Parent Information Evening

Last Thursday evening Dr Tom Nehmy presented to parents of Year 8 students his preventative psychology program Healthy Minds. All Year 8 students in their wellbeing lessons will be undertaking the Healthy Minds program this term.

The program will begin each week with a 20 minute session from Dr Catherine Johnson from the Healthy Minds team. Our Year 8 wellbeing teachers, who have all been trained in the Healthy Minds program will follow up with activities to add meaning, relevance and understanding to what was presented.

Click HERE to view the  handout titled ‘Healthy Minds Take Away Messages’ that outlines the 7 secrets to a healthy mind that were explained to parents on the evening and will be presented, in an age appropriate means, to our students throughout the term.

Dr Nehmy is very keen for parents to engage with their children about the program and will be sending home a weekly communication that will directly connect with the discussions had with students completing the program.

We certainly hope students and parents will engage with the Healthy Minds program and find it most interesting and valuable.

House Coffee Mornings

Also available for view HERE are the flyers for the House Coffee mornings that are to occur on the week beginning August 10.

Each House has a designated morning and from 8am parents are invited to join their child’s Head of House and Tutor for a free coffee. It is a great opportunity for parents to meet and connect with other parents. I hope many of you can make it.

Hard copies of the flyers will be given to students to take home.

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School

Prep School
Year 6 Parents Introduction to the Middle School Evening

As the 2020 school year progresses rapidly, Year 6 students and parents begin thinking about the next important stage of school life at Pulteney. 

To help make the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 a smooth and comprehensive one, a transition program has been set in place for current Year 6 students. A number of these plans will be undertaken this term and include:

  • Tours of the Middle School building for the Year 6 classes,
  • Year 6 classes enjoying some of their lessons in the Middle School,
  • Year 6s participating in a House meeting with their House in the Middle School 
  • A Q&A session with Middle School House Prefects

Our Transition Day is planned to be held in Term 4 on Friday 13 November. Further information about this day will be provided to parents closer to the event.

In order for parents to gain further insight into Year 7 and the Middle School, you are invited to attend a Year 6 Parent Information Evening. The evening will involve

  • Hearing from students about their experience making the transition from Prep to Middle School
  • Key people presenting information regarding the purpose and function of Middle School.
  • A tour of the Middle School
  • A session with your child’s Head of House outlining the Middle School pastoral care and House structure.
  • Further information on plans to support Year 6s transition into Yr 7.
  • An the opportunity for parents to mingle and ask further questions of the staff attending over refreshments.

This evening will be held this term on Wednesday 26 August 2020, commencing at 6.30pm. Please note that this is a parent information evening and we are not expecting student attendance.

Depending on the numbers of parents attending we may hold the initial ‘information sharing’ aspect of the evening in Wyatt Hall before parents are guided to their child’s future House rooms in the Middle School building.

To help us determine the numbers of people attending, can you please click here to indicate your attendance by no later than Friday 21 August.

I look forward to meeting and sharing with you the next exciting phase of your child’s education at Pulteney.

Paul Ryan                                       

Head of Middle School                     

 

Kurrajong
Welcome to Reception Mirnu

During Kurrajong Chapel last week, the children from our Mid-Year Reception class received a certificate welcoming them to our Reception community. The students from RT and RK also prepared a welcome book and happy stones to share with their new cohort buddies. The RM students have settled in well and are getting to know each other.

Term 3 Student Action Team Members

I am pleased to announce the students that were nominated by their teachers to join together as the Student Action Team for Term 3.

2T Anastasia Kapanaris and James Starr

2K Evan Yu and William Coffey

1Y Jobe Cacas and Chloe Izzo

1K Evie Toeroek and Lewis Fitzsimons

RK Saskia Giles and Seb Michael

RT Ahana Sinha and Jack Johnson

Assemblies and Chapel Services

At this present time, parents are welcome to attend our weekly Chapel services. However, we ask that all parents use the upstairs space and observe social distancing by sitting one seat apart. Hand sanitiser will also be provided in the entry hall. With Kurrajong assemblies, we will be continuing to hold these in the under croft at 8.35am on Wednesday mornings. Parents are welcome to attend; however, we ask that you continue to maintain physical distancing between each other while observing. Thank you in anticipation.

Year 2 Excursion

On 7 August the Year 2 classes will be visiting the Adelaide Zoo to complement their inquiry into Rainforests. Please click HERE if you consent to your child joining the excursion.

Pulteney Storybook Series

Each Friday we share a storybook online read by one of our Pulteney staff members or Pulteney students. Storytelling helps to build connections among people and improves listening skills that are essential in learning and in relationships. We hope your family enjoys listening to the books selected each week by members of our school community. This week Vice-Captain Declan Beard will share a book titled ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. You can see the video here

 

  

Natalie Natsias

Head of Kurrajong

 

 

Performing Arts

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 29 July

6.00-7.00pm

Instrumental Music Soiree

The Chapel

Invited instrumental music students

Tuesday 25 August

7.00-9.30pm

Gig at the Gov

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Stage Band 1

Stage Band 2

Jazz on the Terrace

Year 9, 10, 11 & 12 class bands

Selected senior vocal soloists

Monday 31 August

3.30-6.00pm

Filming for ABODA video submission

Wyatt Hall

Concert Band

Stage Band 1

Stage Band 2

Saturday 12 September

6.00-8.00pm

Dance Concert

Wyatt Hall

SACE Stage 1 Dance

Year 9 Dance (Semester 1 class)

Senior Co-curricular Dance

Prep Co-curricular Dance

Kurrajong Co-curricular Dance

Saturday 19 September

Times TBC

Ensemble Concert

Junior: late afternoon

Senior: evening

Wyatt Hall

All Kurrajong, Prep and Senior ensembles

 

Term 3 Instrumental Music Soiree: Wednesday 29 July

The Term 3 Instrumental Music Soiree will be held on Wednesday 29 July at 6.00pm in the Chapel. Normally, I would be encouraging you all to attend to support our developing musicians but due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are restricting the audience to their parents and siblings only. I know the fourteen young musicians performing that night will enjoy the experience as they gradually learn the craft of public live performance. The performance will finish by 7.00pm.

Instrumental tutors will nominate students for the Term 4 Soiree later this term, so if you are keen for your child to perform, please contact your child’s music tutor.

Gig at the Gov: Tuesday 25 August

At this time, it looks like this wonderful evening will be going ahead but with a much smaller audience, likely limited to 100 audience members. Stage Band 1 and 2, Jazz on the Terrace, Year 10, 11 and 12 class bands, Year 12 Rock Band, plus some Year 12 vocal soloists will be performing. Further details will be available in coming weeks, including ticket bookings. I really appreciate the support of The Governor Hindmarsh team for their support of our school community and facilitating this event.

Year 12 Drama Production, Picnic at Hanging Rock: 2-5 September

The SACE Stage 2 Drama students will present their major drama production at the Bakehouse Theatre, with each of the four performances starting at 7pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, tickets to the show will be limited and more information about this will be released in the near future. I can’t wait to see this play as I know our students produce an amazing standard of work both in terms of acting skill but also high production values.

Dance Concert: Saturday 12 September

Last year we enjoyed our first ever Dance Concert, which was a wonderful celebration of the introduction of dance into Pulteney. This year we have even more to share, including our first ever Year 9 dance class and the SACE Stage 1 Dance class, in addition to the four co-curricular dance groups, plus some solos and small ensemble performances. Prep, Middle School and Senior School dancers will need to attend the final rehearsal on Saturday 12 September, from 1.00-5.00pm. Kurrajong dancers will join at 6.00pm for the concert that night at 6.30pm. Ticketing information will be available at a later date.

Ensemble Music Concert: Saturday 19 September

Because we missed our annual Winter Concert, we will extend the planned Classical Concert so that all our wonderful ensembles and choirs get the chance to present a significant program. The concert will have three acts: in the afternoon we will present Kurrajong and Prep ensembles, then early evening and later evening, the Middle School and Senior School groups. More information will come out about this big event soon but please save the date if your child is in any of the school ensembles.

Year 9 Sound Engineering

In Semester 1, we introduced a new subject to the Performing Arts department: Sound Engineering, an introduction. Nine students took the course from Term 1, learning about public address systems, microphones, how to set up small PAs, as well as manual handling, bumping in/out, electrical safety and other specific topics to sound reinforcement and sound acoustics.

This semester we have a new class of nineteen students eager to explore this new learning area. This class will also be going out into the field and visiting different venues to see live sound management and recording studios in person, something we could not do in Semester 1 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our first excursion in on Tuesday 11August, leaving school at 1.00pm to attend a private tour of the Adelaide Festival Centre, returning to school by 3.30pm. Students will need to bring their own lunch and water.

Co-curricular Music and Dance

All music and dance co-curricular groups, choirs and bands are all up and running and preparing for our concert presentations later this term. If you have any concerns about the rehearsals or events the students will be participating in, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba – PLAYERS WANTED!

All music departments in schools go through ebb and flows with regards to instrumentation; how many flutes we have in the program or double bass players, etc. Currently we have some very skilled and talented brass instrument players, but we need for more players to support our band program. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to hold our usual Instrumental Come & Try Evening, so if you think your child would like to give the trumpet, French horn, trombone or tuba a go, please let me know and I can set up a free trial lesson on the instrument with our excellent brass teachers. In an effort to decrease the cost of such opportunities, we will have some instruments available free of hire charges. The benefits to children from learning to play a musical instrument are significant (see Bigger Better Brains, Dr Anita Collins (https://biggerbetterbrains.com/) so I encourage you to consider this opportunity. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information and details.

Jonathon Rice

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts

Head of Performance and Instrumental Music

 

 

Jonathon Rice

Head of Performing Arts and Instrumental Music and

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts

 

Sport

For Pulteney Sport, ‘Better Never Stops’.  This purpose is easy to understand, one we must constantly keep striving for and impossible to ever fully achieve!  This is the challenge that is set to all those involved in ‘Navy Blue’ sport…staff and students alike.  To guide us in the pursuit of our vision, we are guided by our values of commitment, unity and growth mindset, which were established by our student sport leaders in 2018.

‘Better Never Stops’ is not confined to areas such as skill development, tactical appreciation, strength and conditioning and other physical aspects intrinsic to sport.  Amongst other things it means that we strive to be better people by acting with humility, gratitude and grace, to be self-aware, coachable, respectful and understanding.  We want to hold ourselves and others accountable to our values and purpose and we want to be great teammates who can be relied on in any and all circumstances.  We want to strive to be the best versions of ourselves at all times.

A significant motivator for students to take part in school sport is to proudly represent their school, and with their families, they will make this choice.  Playing sport is an integral part of growing up in Australia and we want all students in years Reception – 12 to be physically active and involved in sporting co-curricular activities as this is an important part of their holistic development.  If involvement is enjoyable, fulfilling and meaningful, the chance of lifelong participation is increased.

We aim to personalise the experience by listening to what students are passionate about, by providing a quality experience appropriate to developmental and learning needs and offering different levels at which students can engage.  The benefits of being physically active and participating in sport at a level commensurate with physical, mental, social, emotional and skill development are well researched and published.  Among the deeper motives for children participating in sport are their perceptions of competence and being with friends.  Those who feel competent about their physical abilities will participate and persist in physical activity whereas children who do not are likely to experience a loss of ‘self-esteem’ and their wellbeing is negatively impacted.  To assist us in achieving this we want our Pulteney coaches to connect with our students as people and not just as participants. 

Not only do we want students to be self-determining in their choice of physical activity, we want a fun and positive learning environment where our students are enthusiastic and willing participants and we want students to take ownership and responsibility for the culture of their teams.    In short we want effective student voice and agency in our sports program.  Our current students will continue to write their chapter in the history of Pulteney sport and they will write it with passion, drive and pride in being a ‘Navy Blue’.  Above all else we want to have a lot of fun finding out just how good we can be.

Summer Sport Nominations Y7 – 12

As wonderful as it is to be finally beginning our competitive Winter season, we find ourselves having to turn to the business of preparing for summer sport.  The most critical aspect of this preparation is determining what sports and activities students will participate in.  To inform this decision we ask that you read the information found in the ‘Summer Sport Booklet’ which can be here  

  • Middle and Senior school students will complete their nominations in tutor group on Tuesday 11/8/20) or Thursday (13/8/20) of Week 4.

Prep and Kurrajong students will complete their nomination later this term.

Pulteney Sports App (PSA)

Through Week 1 – 6 we will be reviewing the performance of the PSA.  If you do experience any performance issues with the PSA please use support@gojaro.com and copy in Richard Sexton Richard.Sexton@pulteney.sa.edu.au, Sports Administrator, as it is important we track referrals.  You can of course always contact any of the Sports Department staff directly.

Later in Term 3 we will be disseminating a survey to families.

Huw Bowen

Head of Sport
 

 

Futures
Year 12 Tertiary/SATAC Evening – Wednesday 5 August

Term 3 is an important time for Year 12 students as they prepare for life after school. By the end of Term 3, students considering studying at university in 2021 need to have made their applications to the South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC), or the equivalent organisations interstate. While the mechanics of applying are not onerous, the selection of study programs can be challenging.  It requires a degree of soul searching, and research, on the part of the students, who were encouraged to begin/continue this research in the recent Term 2 holiday break - hopefully they are feeling confident in their decisions at this stage.

To outline the SATAC application process, and to allow students to speak to university representatives, a Year 12 Tertiary/SATAC Information Evening is being held on Wednesday 5 August. This year, due to the COVID-19 situation, the format of the evening will be slightly different. The evening will have two repeat ‘sittings’- one beginning at 5.45pm, with the second ‘sitting’ beginning at 7pm. Students, and a parent, are welcome to choose whichever time suits them to attend. Each session will include a brief welcome and introduction to the SATAC application process and then an opportunity to speak with representatives from Flinders University, The University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide. All Year 12 students who are planning to undertake tertiary study are expected to attendand to wear theirschool uniform.

In addition to this event, the Year 12 students will have a more detailed SATAC application seminar on Thursday of this week, to assist them with their SATAC applications, which open on Monday 3 August.

University Open Days

Open days at universities are a fantastic way for students and their families to explore post-schooling options. This year, given the COVID-19 situation, most universities are changing to a virtual format, which means students are potentially able to access more information, and explore more options than normal, as they won’t have to physically attend. Year 10, 11 and 12 students have all been emailed information about upcoming Open Day ‘virtual’ events and I would strongly encourage them all to register and engage with the resources available to them.

Subject Choices

For students in Years 10 and 11, Term 3 is also a very important one, where they will need to look closely at their post-schooling options and make decisions about the subjects they choose to study in 2021. While there is a pathway to almost any career these days, it is most efficient if students choose the correct areas of study in the first instance. Year 10 students are exploring their career options through their SACE Personal Learning Plan (PLP) subject this term, beginning last week with a presentation from UniSA. That is followed this week by presentations from Flinders University and The University of Adelaide. Students will then have an opportunity to undertake some online vocational testing, research a number of different career areas, explore pathways and create an action plan to support their subject selections for 2021. Year 11 students will be further exploring The Careers Department website and take part in another online vocational quiz to support their work from PLP last year, and to assist them in making some further decisions regarding their future. If you have any questions regarding subject choices and career pathways, please feel free to contact me.

VET (Vocational Education and Training) Courses

Students studying in one ninety, from Year 10 Semester 2 onwards, are able to access VET courses to study as part of their SACE. Students can choose a VET course to begin a vocational pathway, for example as a plumber, electrician or hairdresser, or as a ‘taster’ course, to explore possible career opportunities, such as business or early childhood education. VET courses can run during school hours, or after school, and offer students a great opportunity to develop practical skills and learn in a different environment. In addition to SACE credits, students studying a VET course will also receive a nationally recognised qualification. There are a number of VET courses available for students to choose from. If your child is interested in exploring VET as an option, more information is available here (click the red button). Current Year 10 and 11 students attended an information session today and should now have a good idea of how the application process works and the requirements of undertaking a VET program.

‘Skills and Thrills Showcase’ is going digital

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SkillsOne has had to re-think the live annual Skills and Thrills Showcase for parents and students. As a result, the Skills and Thrills Digital Parent Showcase has been developed. This is an engaging and informative 20-minute video created to highlight vocational education and training (VET) and the success stories that emanate from VET pathways.  The Digital Parents Showcase will help parents better understand vocational pathways, including apprenticeships/traineeships and give parents the knowledge they need to help their children make informed career choices.

Topics covered in the video include apprenticeships and traineeships, TAFE and private training providers, industry trends, funding options available, vocational education and training (VET) Optionsand where to find information, resources and support services.

Supporting this video, SkillsOne will also be holding a live streamed Q&A panel discussion with industry professionals and department representatives on August 26, where they will address pre-submitted questions.

Parents can access the content of this video from August 10 – September4, 2020. The presentation cannot be downloaded and must be watched during this time period. To participate, parents need to pre-register their interest to receive viewing information and updates at Skiilsoneand parents can pre-submit any questions to do with careers/industry to info@skillsone.com.au

If you have any questions, or require any additional support or resources, please feel free to contact me on 8216 5553, or via email at leeanne.bryan@pulteney.sa.edu.au

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Leeanne Johnston-Bryan

Coordinator of Futures

 

Community News
Further information from SA Health on the quarantine arrangements is provided below.
Self-quarantine requirements

You can only leave self-quarantine to obtain urgent medical care or medical supplies, to get tested for COVID-19, or for any other emergency situation.

You must ensure no one else enters or stays at the place you are self-quarantining unless:

•         they usually live there and you need to provide care/support to them, or receive care/support from them, or

•         they are also self-quarantining, or

•         your place of self-quarantine is appropriately set up so you do not have contact with others.

Because we need to minimise the number of people you are in contact with, you may need to make arrangements for yourself or other household members to stay somewhere else.

As per the attached fact sheet other members of the household are not required to self-quarantine unless the person that is self-quarantining develops symptoms and is suspected to have COVID-19, whereby they will then be classified as close contacts and also need to self-isolate.  Please see link here 

Testing of arrivals (effective from 12:01 am Sunday, 19 July 2020)

If you enter South Australia as a non-essential traveller from the ACT or NSW, or as a returned resident from VIC, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test:

•         on your first day in SA (the day you arrive)

•         again, on your twelfth day in SA.

This applies to anyone who has arrived in SA on or after Wednesday, 8 July. It is mandatory for anyone 16 years or over, and strongly recommended for children under 16.

Information on the current travel restrictions and requirements is available on the SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19 website

Cameron Bacholer

Principal

School Calendar
Term 3 2020 Calendar Events

 

Monday 27 July

11.00am

Kurrajong Dancify

Theatrette

Tuesday 28 July

8.50am

Year 10 PLP Presentation

Wyatt Hall

Tuesday 28 July

12.45pm

Year 10/11 Vet presentation

Wyatt Hall

Tuesday 28 July

7.00pm

Debating

Middle School building

Wednesday 29 July

6.00pm

Music Soiree

Chapel

Thursday 30 July

8.40am

AMC Math Competition (Senior)

Wyatt Hall

Thursday 30 July

11.45am

Year 12 SATAC presentation

Centre for Senior Learning

Thursday 30 July

11.45am

Year 10 PLP Flinders Uni presentation

Theatrette

Friday 31 July

8.00am

Quad Café

 

Friday 31 July

8.45am

Year 4 Excursion to Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol

Friday 31 July

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Monday 3 August

11.00am

Kurrajong Dancify

Theatrette

Tuesday 4 August

8.30am

Year 2 into 3 Transition morning

Prep Resource Centre

Tuesday 4 August

8.50am

Year 10 Careers & Course research presentation

Wyatt Hall

Wednesday 5 August

8.30am

Year 2 into 3 Transition morning

Prep Resource Centre

Wednesday 5 August

9.15am

Principal’s Tour Senior School

 

Wednesday 5 August

5.45pm

Year 12 Student and Parent Tertiary Evening

Wyatt Hall

Thursday 6 August

9.15am

Principal’s Tour Junior School

 

Thursday 6 August

11.50am

Year 2 – Year 12 House Cross Country & Fun Run

Parklands

Thursday 6 August

11.45am

Year 10 In Your Skin presentation

Theatrette

Friday 7 August

8.00am

Quad Café

 

Friday 7 August

8.40am

Stage 2 ODE Excursion

Goolwa Sailing

Friday 7 August

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Friday 7 August

All day

Year 2 Excursion to Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo

Monday 10 August to Tuesday 17 August

All week

Kurrajong & Prep  Life Ed Van

Wyatt Hall

Monday 10 August

All week

Creative Expression Week

Various areas

Monday 10 August

All week

STEAM week

Classrooms

Monday 10 August

8.00am

Middle School Cawthorne Nicholls coffee morning

Sam Leaker Courtyard

Monday 10 August

11.00am

Kurrajong Dancify

Theatrette

Tuesday 11 August

8.00am

Middle School Moore Sunter coffee morning

Sam Leaker Courtyard

Tuesday 11 August

8.40am

Year 11 Futures presentation

Theatrette

Wednesday 12 August

8.00am

Middle School Kennion Miller coffee morning

Sam Leaker Courtyard

Thursday 13 August

8.00am

Middle School Bleby Howard coffee morning

Sam Leaker Courtyard

Thursday 13 August

11.45am

Year 10 In Your Skin presentation

Theatrette

Thursday 13 August

5.00pm

Year 10 (2021) Orientation/Subject Selection evening

Centre for Senior Learning

Friday 14 August

8.00am

Quad Café

 

Friday 14 August

8.40am

Prep School – Mindlab Pulteney Tournament

 

Friday 14 August

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Saturday 15 August

8.30am

Venture Club Rock Climbing Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Census Collection
2020 Non-Government School Census collection notice

The Australian Government provides funding to Australian schools under the Australian Education Act 2013 (AE Act). The AE Act and the associated Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the AE Regulation) require that a school authority provides the Australian Government with certain information about the school, its staff, and student body to ensure the school’s funding is properly calculated and appropriately managed. This information is collected by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) on behalf of the Australian Government. What information does the department collect in the Non-Government.

 

Please find further information regarding this information here.

 

From the Chaplain
Pulteney’s Peace Time Armour

On the first day of Term 3, our school community gathered for an Assembly. This was a special occasion where we acknowledged our student’s achievements and offered prayers for the term. During this Assembly, our school bible reading was read. Our bible reading speaks of preparing to go into battle and putting on God’s armour as a way to help us to speak the truth, stand up for the oppressed, offer peace to those in need and rely on God’s presence for guidance and support. To incorporate the relevance of this reading, our school leaders shared some ‘peacetime armour’ with the Pulteney community to remind us of how we can rely on God and be God’s loving presence in our world today. 

Below is a copy of our school bible reading and the script that was read by our school leaders. 

Let the strength of God make you strong. Put on all the armour that God gives, Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armour. Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. Let your faith be like a shield, let God’s power be like a helmet, and for protection use God’s message that comes from the Spirit. Finally, never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray in the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people, that we will be brave and speak the truth.

Receive this dumbbell as a reminder that God can make you strong.

Receive this textbook which encourages you to search for the truth.

Wear this wig and to remind you to stand up for the oppressed.

Use this Dove hand cream so that you can bring peace and comfort to those in need.

Wear this cross to remind you of the Christian faith and Jesus’ teachings.

To remind you that everything is possible when you trust and believe in the power of God wear this Port Power scarf.

For protection and as a reminder to pray for others wear this blazer with pride and regularly refer to our Pulteney motto ‘O prosper thy handiwork, O prosper thy handiwork.’

And finally, put on this superhero’s cape so that your acts of bravery by simply trying to become all that you can be will be seen and recognised by others which in turn will inspire others to become all that they can be. 

May God’s strength, truth, justice, peace, power and protection be with you this term and may your faith in God and the power of prayer empower, sustain and uphold you this term. 

Blessings for the term.

Tracey Gracey 

Year 3 Water Sanitation Devices
Year 3 Water Sanitation Devices

Throughout a range of Learning Areas (Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, English, Maths, Design and Technologies), students in Year 3 explored and investigated the concepts of clean water, sanitation and water treatment systems from local and global perspectives.  They applied their newly acquired knowledge and completed a design/construction challenge, where they created a device that sanitises (cleans) water.  The unique devices produced by the students clearly demonstrated their confidence in joining, connecting and assembling components in various ways for a specific purpose.

This learning opportunity fostered students’ critical and creative thinking skills. The activity also helped the children to develop resilience when designs did not quite work as planned and to strengthen their skills in communication and collaboration.

We are extremely proud of their achievements.

Nathan Dodd

Assistant Head of Prep School & Year 3 Teacher 

Briony Franklin

Year 3 Teacher