Year 7 Wellbeing Program

This term our Year 7 wellbeing program will have four key focus areas:

  • Being Fit for Study – a focus on good exercises and stretches to help you while you are studying
  • Cyber Safety and online gaming
  • Pulteney Wellbeing Team presentation – focusing on individual personalities
  • Puberty, Relationships and Diversity

These topics will be delivered through a combination of guest speakers and our wellbeing teachers. The content will include resources from the e-safety commissioner, the Child Protection Curriculum and Shine SA. 

The Year 7 students will have the opportunity to learn more about their individual personalities, and the conceptual differences between people, by undertaking The Big 5 personality questionnaire. This is one of the most widely accepted personality theories amongst the scientific community.  The Big 5 is a trait-based model of personality which looks to describe people in terms of a spectrum on traits such as: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

Although personality traits cannot predict behaviour, by learning about The Big 5, students will have a better understanding of why people may react differently, behave differently, and see things differently from others in the same situation. Such knowledge can assist with students better understanding the behaviours of their peers whilst developing greater self-awareness of themselves. The Big 5 personality test can be accessed from the following link: https://www.truity.com/test/big-five-personality-test

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any element of our Pulteney Wellbeing program and how we develop our Pulteney Attributes of Wellbeing.

Steve McCulloch

Head of Student Wellbeing