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Pulteney Review Weekly. Term 3, Week 8 2020


This Week's Update

You can view this week's update presented by Dan Polkinghorne below.

 

 

 

Expressions of Interest – Board of Governors Pulteney Grammar School

 

Dear Pulteney Grammar School Community,

RE: Board of Governor Vacancy

As Chair of the Board of Governors, I am writing to you the Pulteney Community seeking Expressions of Interest for the position of Governor on the Pulteney Grammar School Board of Governors. 

We take this opportunity to recognise the contribution of the outgoing Governor Dr Greg Keene who has reached the end of his term. We thank Greg for his contribution to the School and the Board for the past 9 years, including a period as Chair from 2017-18.


Under the leadership of our recently appointed Principal, Cameron Bacholer, and in conjunction with the Board of Governors, Pulteney Grammar is about to embark on a new and exciting strategic direction designed to position the school at the forefront of private education in the State into the next decade and beyond.


We are seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the Pulteney Community to fill the vacancy created by Dr Keene’s retirement and be members of Board sub-committees commencing in 2021. In particular, we are seeking nominations from members of the Community with previous Board experience and expertise in property, professional accounting practice, and law would be well regarded.


Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on 11th September 2020.
Further information regarding the position and nominations packs can be obtained from the Board Secretary, Mr Nick Miller on (08) 8216 5555 or via email nick.miller@pulteney.sa.edu.au.


I am looking forward to discussing the work of the Board with any nominees and continuing the work of the Board of Governors in supporting and guiding Pulteney Grammar School into the future and you can contact me via the school or email me at allen.candy@lifecare.org.au.

Yours sincerely,

Allen Candy2

 

 

 


Allen Candy

Chair Board of Governors

The Pulteney Foundation Long Lunch
The Pulteney Foundation Long Lunch

Tickets are now on sale! Click HERE to select your seats.

Join the Pulteney Community for The Pulteney Foundation's annual Long Lunch. Hosted at Jarmer's Kitchen, with all proceeds going to The Pulteney Foundation, guests will have the opportunity to re-connect and enjoy a leisurely continuous lunch accompanied by quality wines.

Although a little different this year, we know it will be a fun afternoon, we hope you will join us.

*Please be aware, there are two areas at Jarmer's Kitchen, the front restaurant area, and the function area at the back (The Jarmer Room). The live auction will be held in the larger function area and will be live streamed on screens in the restaurant area.

Please be sure to book the area you prefer, there are limited numbers this year so be quick.

Our new booking platform, Humanitix, is a registered charity and ALL booking fees go to Indigenous scholarships.

Indigenous students face many unique challenges that have made education gaps difficult to close. Those in regional, rural and remote communities in particular have to contend with geographic barriers, with only 24% of Indigenous students having access to a school that offers study to Year 12. This project provides scholarships to close the gap for indigenous students.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

 

one ninety

“It’s not choosing the ‘right’ path that matters. It’s knowing what ignites your passion. Once you’ve figured out what brings you joy, you don’t have to worry about finding the right path. Any path – any path – will take you there” Panera Founder / CEO Ron Shaich

It has been a particularly ‘big’ week in one ninety.

Term Three always walks a tenuous line between consolidating the present while planning for the future and this week has been symbolic of this.

The future:

The current Year 10 and Year 11 students have undertaken their 2021 subject selections. We have been incredibly proud of the thought, time and care they have put into their considerations and their plans for their future. Furthermore, we have been proud of the opportunities that have been provided to them. The thought and effort put into these decisions will reap benefits in 2021 and 2022.

Year 10 camp will launch in a fortnight and the cohort are eagerly looking forward to it. This year, we have been thrilled to offer a choice of camp based on interest and ability. Students have since made these choices and parents will be notified this week so that final arrangements can be made.

Nicholas Brice

Head of one ninety

Dance Concert

The Senior Co-Curricular Dance class, SACE Stage 1 Dance and Year 9 Dance classes will be performing at the upcoming Dance Concert on Saturday 12 September at 7.00pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including consent forms, tickets and costume and hair information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Ensemble Music Concert

The Concert Band, Year 7 String Quartet, Senior Drum Corps, Senior String Ensemble, Grammarphones, Brass Ensemble, Senior Handbell Ensemble, Stage Band 2, Guitar Ensemble, Senior Concert Choir, Stage Band 1, Jazz on the Terrace will be performing in the upcoming Ensemble Music Concert on Saturday 19 September at 6.30pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including the online consent form, and ticket information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Pulteney Challenge

Pulteney Challenge is taking place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 Septemberin Mt Crawford Forest. Registrations are now open via trybooking (www.trybooking.com/lzd) – but get in quick!  

Legal Studies

This week year 11 Legal Studies students have been busy preparing for mock trials, or ‘moots’.  Following a ‘virtual excursion’ to see the courts in action due to COVID restrictions, students have been given a set of facts and witnesses for two separate cases to be heard within the classroom. Undertaking their own legal research, development of arguments and lines of witness questioning, the class have honed their mooting skills with enthusiasm. This experience closely represents that which lawyers undertake in a court or tribunal proceeding. The skills developed are not limited to the legal field, though. Mooting provides the students with an opportunity to practices and refine their written and oral presentation skills, critical thinking and research skills. It also strengthens their collaborative learning abilities, with small mock ‘firms’ each working together to analyse a case and determine the best course of action.

The first case was heard on Thursday. The students approached the murder trial scenario with aplomb, all the while adjudicated deftly by one of their colleagues acting as Judge for the proceedings. Witnesses were examined and cross examined, objections bandied and opening and closing statements in a contentious affair, with the accused eventually found ‘guilty’ by a jury of their peers. All of the students played a major role within the trial, with all making an appearance before the court in order to demonstrate their skill. The second trial will be heard this Thursday. This promises to be an equally intriguing legal affair, and no doubt the students involved will leave no stone unturned in the quest for justice!

Ms Daisy Ashby

Senior Geography and Tourism Teacher

Learning Area Leader – Humanities

Mt Remarkable Journey

Outdoor Education - Mt Remarkable

As part of the Stage 1 Outdoor Education course this semester, students completed a day visit to Kuitpo Forest to learn mountain biking skills, and a three-day journey to Southern Flinders Ranges. They were taught introductory riding skills, progressed these skills to a high standard and explored the unique area of Melrose (gateway to the outback) and Mount Remarkable National Park on bikes.

The cycle tour journey along the Mawson Trail and Southern Flinders Rail Trail is part of their journey assessment for the course, and students planned, applied and immersed themselves exceptionally well. Key outcomes of these outdoor experiences are for students to demonstrate field study techniques through personal experiences, apply knowledge and show evidence of skills in observation, recording and interpreting aspects of the activities and the environment. Assessment includes reflection on their practical skills, planning and packing, safety management strategies, environmental studies and personal feelings on their experiences.

The staff team were really pleased with the collegiality shown by the students, respect they had for each group member and resilience to challenge personal comfort zones. The bakery stop on the way home was well earnt, and the learning and memories from the trip will last for many years.

Daniel Polkinghorne

Experiential Learning Coordinator

Middle School
Year 9 Camp

The Year 9 camp is not too far away and I am expecting the students will experience some lovely weather during the day and hopefully it won’t be too chilly in the evenings.  At this time of the year they may well be in for a treat if the wildflowers are beginning to bloom.

The Year 9 campers will be leaving for Wilpena Pound on Monday 14 September and are required to be at school by 7.30am for an 8.00am departure. Students are to meet in the School quad.

Students will return to school at 5.00pm on Friday 18 September. We will send parents a text around 2.00pm on the Friday confirming the arrival time.

Students have been briefed by OEG and last week they received further information on the camp from Mr Polkinghorne. They learnt their groups and have begun their personal camp preparation. The OEG website  http://www.oeg.edu.au provides an equipment list for students and other useful information.  To access this website, click on LOG IN enter Pulteney Grammar School and use the password ‘Explore’.  When you have entered the website, click on Year 9, then click on ‘Learn More’.

One aspect of the student presentation was informing them of the COVID 19 camp considerations.

The following points were made:

  • If students are ill before camp then their parents are to contact me via email or phone, as they are not to attend. My mobile number is 0409 987 170. Email paul.ryan@pulteney.sa.edu.au .
  • There will be two people per three-person tent, but they must sleep head to toe.
  • They should maintain 1.5m social distancing with staff.
  • They are not to share utensils when cooking.
  • They must maintain personal hygiene – washing hands regularly before and after meals and after going to the toilet. There will be facilities for washing hands and plenty of hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • Students are to inform staff if they are feeling unwell.

OEG have specific COVID 19 measures that they will be following. If you are interested in reading these measures, they can be accessed by clicking here.

If parents are yet to, can you please add their child’s medical information into Operoo (previously known as Caremonkey). Parents should have received an email from the Operoo system. Please feel free to contact The Outdoor Education Group if you have any questions, concerns or feedback, via medicals@oeg.edu.au.

Also, parents also need to indicate camp attendance consent which can be completed by clicking here.

Camps provide students with challenges. For some, simply attending is a big challenge, for others it may be the ‘solo’ night, or the abseil. Meeting personal challenges provides students with self-confidence and self- belief. It also provides a bond between students.

I am hopeful students will return from the camp, not only with a greater appreciation of their bed, but with an understanding that they ‘can do’. I also hope that the camp experience provides the catalyst for even greater bonding within the Year 9 cohort.

Dance Concert

The Senior Co-Curricular Dance class, SACE Stage 1 Dance and Year 9 Dance classes will be performing at the upcoming Dance Concert on Saturday 12 September at 7.00pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including consent forms, tickets and costume and hair information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Ensemble Music Concert 

The Concert Band, Year 7 String Quartet, Senior Drum Corps, Senior String Ensemble, Grammarphones, Brass Ensemble, Senior Handbell Ensemble, Stage Band 2, Guitar Ensemble, Senior Concert Choir, Stage Band 1, Jazz on the Terrace will be performing in the upcoming Ensemble Music Concert on Saturday 19 September at 6.30pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including the online consent form, and ticket information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Healthy Minds Program

As part of our year 7 wellbeing program, on Monday 31 August  and Tuesday 1 September, Year 7 students participated in a presentation from the Life Education team. The focus of this visit was on choices and decision making. Students explored their own values and beliefs and how these can help inform positive decision making. These themes of personal responsibility and values-based decision making have been a focus of the wellbeing program this term, aligned with our Moral Attribute of Wellbeing.

Please find the parent supplement for our Year 8 Healthy Minds Program  HERE 

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School 

Year 9 Camp 2020

The Year 9 camp is not too far away and I am expecting the students will experience some lovely weather during the day and hopefully it won’t be too chilly in the evenings.  At this time of the year they may well be in for a treat if the wildflowers are beginning to bloom.

The Year 9 campers will be leaving for Wilpena Pound on Monday 14 September and are required to be at school by 7.30am for an 8.00am departure. Students are to meet in the School quad.

Students will return to school at 5.00pm on Friday 18 September. We will send parents a text around 2.00pm on the Friday confirming the arrival time.

Students have been briefed by OEG and last week they received further information on the camp from Mr Polkinghorne. They learnt their groups and have begun their personal camp preparation. The OEG website  http://www.oeg.edu.au provides an equipment list for students and other useful information.  To access this website, click on LOG IN enter Pulteney Grammar School and use the password ‘Explore’.  When you have entered the website, click on Year 9, then click on ‘Learn More’.

One aspect of the student presentation was informing them of the COVID 19 camp considerations.


The following points were made:

  • If students are ill before camp then their parents are to contact me via email or phone, as they are not to attend. My mobile number is 0409 987 170. Email paul.ryan@pulteney.sa.edu.au .
  • There will be two people per three-person tent, but they must sleep head to toe.
  • They should maintain 1.5m social distancing with staff.
  • They are not to share utensils when cooking.
  • They must maintain personal hygiene – washing hands regularly before and after meals and after going to the toilet. There will be facilities for washing hands and plenty of hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • Students are to inform staff if they are feeling unwell.

OEG have specific COVID 19 measures that they will be following. If you are interested in reading these measures, they can be accessed by clicking here.

If parents are yet to, can you please add their child’s medical information into Operoo (previously known as Caremonkey). Parents should have received an email from the Operoo system. Please feel free to contact The Outdoor Education Group if you have any questions, concerns or feedback, via medicals@oeg.edu.au.

Also, parents also need to indicate camp attendance consent which can be completed by clicking here.

Camps provide students with challenges. For some, simply attending is a big challenge, for others it may be the ‘solo’ night, or the abseil. Meeting personal challenges provides students with self-confidence and self- belief. It also provides a bond between students.

I am hopeful students will return from the camp, not only with a greater appreciation of their bed, but with an understanding that they ‘can do’. I also hope that the camp experience provides the catalyst for even greater bonding within the Year 9 cohort.

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School

Year 8 Immunisation Program
Reminder:   Year 8 Immunisations will be held Friday 18 September in Wyatt Hall.

 

Year 8 students will receive their second/final dose of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV/ Gardasil)

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 the Health & Immunisation Management Services advising of clinic locations where students can receive the vaccine they missed.

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

Prep School
Dance Concert

The Prep School Co-Curricular Dance classes will be performing at the upcoming Dance Concert on Saturday 12 September at 7.00pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including consent forms, tickets and costume and hair information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Ensemble Music Concert 

The Prep Concert Choir, Junior String Ensemble, Junior Handbell Ensemble, Year 4 String Quartet and Junior Drum Corps will be performing in the upcoming Ensemble Music Concert on Saturday 19 September at 5.00pm in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including the online consent form, and ticket information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Congratulations to the Year 6 students for their performance at the Year 6 Music Morning Expo 4 September. The children showed great promise in bucket drumming, producing an amazing sound through strong beat and rhythm. The performance also included a creative dance choreographed by Imogen, Georgina and the Music leaders, a humorous skit by Kai and Hamish and a great hip hop robot dance executed by Quinn. Thank you to Sally Oxenberry, Prep School Music teacher, for providing the children with a creative and engaging Term 3 music program and for orchestrating such an innovative music performance.

School Photographs

Focus Photography will be in attendance in the Prep School on Tuesday 15 September to take Sports photographs and Wednesday 16 September to take class, individual and group photographs. Sibling photographs will also be taken on Wednesday 16 September in Wyatt Hall. For further information on uniform requirements and ordering details please click here

Year 5 Music Morning Expo

Year 5 students have created, written and rehearsed their own original songs. Amongst other musical items, some of the student original works will premiere at this performance by the Year 5 cohort in the Chapel on Friday, September 11, 8.45am. Seating is limited to 1 adult per family due to Covid19 restrictions. Parents are asked to sign in as they enter the Chapel and to observe social distancing regulations when seated.

Year 4 Morning Performance

“Set the stage, light the lights!” It’s showtime for our Year 4 students who will perform a mini-musical called ‘The Granny Awards’. In this show you will see a range of fairy tale characters coming together to celebrate the retirement of a very special Granny. However, there is trouble amongst the scene with some awards almost getting stolen. Luckily, the Fairy Godmother and Granny save the day, along with a whole team of characters. This show will be performed in the Chapel on Thursday, September 17, 8.45am. Further information will be communicated to parents regarding this event closer to the date.

Year 3 Morning Performance

Year 3 students have developed their auditory, motor and visual cortex areas of the brain by learning to play the recorder. In addition to their instrumental learning, the Year 3 students have further developed their great singing voices! All year 3 students will perform some of their recorder playing and choral singing skills in the Chapel on Thursday, September 24, 8.45am. Some solo acts have also been given the opportunity to perform at this event.  Further information will be communicated to parents regarding this event closer to the date and we hope to see you there.

Denise O’Loughlin

Head of Prep School 

Tournament of Minds

For the last 6 weeks the Primary and Secondary teams have been busily preparing for the virtual Tournament of Minds. While all teams have had the same challenge to solve, teams have been asked to demonstrate their interpretation of the SUPER CHALLENGE through STEM, Social Science, Language Literature or the Arts. All teams will be judged virtually on Saturday 12 September.

Please wish the following students all the best as they submit their solution to the SUPER CHALLENGE on Wednesday 9 September:

Primary - STEM

Nikita Amos, Addison Ritossa, Samuel Williams, Charlie Grivell, Diesel Kereru, Livia Ogunsanya and Scarlett Lamb

Primary - Social Science

Lilah Dunn, Charlotte Jarmer, Eric Liang, Tim Newman, Adam Brownbill, Alicia Bollinger and Kai Dalby

Secondary - STEM

Jedda Dadds, Zara Chiera, Cameron Hughes, Oscar Mitchell, Riley Brion, Ross Koutsounis and Thomas Smid

Secondary - Social Science

Madison Schubert, Addi Schwartz, Finn Boylen, Lily Koch, Hugh Mahoney, Fraser Brion and Emma Neuhaus

We would like to thank the students for their incredible commitment in this time. The teams have been an absolute pleasure to work with.

Sue Mavropoulos                                                                    Karen Penn               

Tournament of Minds Coordinator and Facilitator                   Inclusive Education Teacher

Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Teacher                          Tournament of Minds Facilitator

Kurrajong
Dance Concert

The Co-Curricular Dance classes will be performing at the upcoming Dance Concert on Saturday 12 September in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including consent forms, tickets and costume and hair information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

Ensemble Music Concert

The Kurrajong Choir will be performing in the upcoming Ensemble Music Concert on Saturday 19 September in Wyatt Hall. For full details, including the online consent form, and ticket information, please refer to the Performing Arts section of the Pulteney Review.

School Photos 

Focus Photography will be in attendance in Kurrajong on Thursday 10 September to photograph Year 1 and Year 2 students. The Kurrajong Choir will also be photographed on  Thursday 10 September. Click HERE for uniform details. Siblings photographs will take place from 7.45-8.45am on Thursday 10 September in Kurrajong, and Wednesday 16 September in Prep (Wyatt Hall). Parents must accompany their children for these photos and order forms will be available from the photographer on the day and copies are available in the Kurrajong Front Office. Year 1 and 2 students may like to bring their Sports uniform to change into before the end of the day on Thursday 10 September if they attend a co-curricular sport after school.

Pulteney Storybook Series 

Each Friday we will be sharing a storybook online read by one of our Pulteney staff members or 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 you can view ELC Educator Todd Kerber share a book titled ‘There’s an Alligator Under my Bed’ by Mercer Mayer HERE.

Author Visit

Kurrajong welcomed a visiting South Australian author, Katrina Germein. She spoke to us about the process of writing a book and working with illustrators. She shared tips on how she comes up with ideas for her books. I think we now have some budding authors in the making!

The Year 2 STEAM group have been working with Mrs White and a Year 11 student, Gabriel Luksich, to drive a community initiative with the intention of informing others about the devastating effects of deforestation on rainforest wildlife, in particular orangutans. They have come up with the idea of designing and making badges that carry important messages to sell to our Pulteney community. This carries a dual purpose. Firstly, to inform others about the problem and offer advice on how they can make lifestyle changes to help, secondly to raise enough money to adopt an orangutan in Borneo where Gabriel visited last year with the school. The entire Year 2 cohort are now in the process of designing and making the badges ready to be sold for a gold coin donation on Wednesday 16 September in the Kurrajong Courtyard. Students are also encouraged to come dressed in a splash of orange on the day to show their support. 

Natalie Natsias

Head of Kurrajong

Vacation Care October 2020

I am pleased to announce that the OSHC October 2020 Vacation Care program and booking forms are ready with a due date of 16 September.

You can find a copy of the Vacation Care booking form HERE or on the Pulteney website. Any bookings received after the due date (16 September 2020) will incur a late booking fee of $5 per day, per child.

Please be mindful that we do not have access to the onsite nurse in the Vacation Care period and will require all medication and updated Medical Action Plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child. If your child has a medical condition, such as Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy etc, we require an updated Medical Action Plan. Your child will not be able to attend OSHC if these plans are not provided prior to their attendance.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Vancy Truong

OSHC Acting Director

Tel: 08 8216 5545
Mob: 0459 881 682 
vancy.truong@pulteney.sa.edu.au  
oshc@pulteney.sa.edu.au

 

School Calendar
Term 3 2020 Calendar Events

 

Calendar and events for the next three weeks are listed below.

Monday 7 September

All week

Collegiate Cup

Various areas

Monday 7 September

 

Kurrajong Student Led Conferences

Classrooms

Monday 7 to Friday 18 September

All week

Prep School Student led conferences

Classrooms

Monday 7 September

4.00pm

Years 7 - 12 Parent Teacher Student meetings

Classrooms

Tuesday 8 September

8.40am

Kurrajong Class (ELC, Reception) Photos

Kurrajong Courtyard

Tuesday 8 September

7.00pm

Debating

Middle School building

Wednesday 9 September

8.30am

Years 7 – 12 Winter Sport photos

Wyatt Hall

Wednesday 9 September

6.30pm

Senior School Winter Sports Dinner

Wyatt Hall

Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 September

All Day

Year 6 Camp

Douglas Scrub, McLaren Vale

Thursday 10 September

All day

Middle and Senior School -  Casual Clothes Day – R U Okay

 

Thursday 10 September

8.40am

Kurrajong Class(Years 1 – 3) Photos

Kurrajong courtyard

Thursday 10 September

4.00pm

Years 7 - 12 Parent Teacher Student meetings

Classrooms

Friday 11 September

8.00am

Quad Cafe

 

Friday 11 September

8.40am

Year 5 Music Morning Expo

Chapel

Friday 11 September

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 September

12noon

Venture Club Pulteney Challenge

Adelaide Hills

Saturday 12 September

7.00pm

Dance Concert

Wyatt Hall

Monday 14 to Friday 18 September

All day

Year 9 Camp

Flinders Ranges

Monday 14 September

9.40am

Year 10 /11 Drama Excursion

Dunstan Playhouse

Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 September

8.40am

Prep Sport Photos

Prep Class photos & Cocurricular

 

Tuesday 15 September

9.00am

Year 1 Excursion

Central Market

Wednesday 16 September

8.40am

IPSHA Poetry Competition

Classrooms

Thursday 17 September

8.40am

Year 4 Music Morning Expo

Chapel

Friday 18 September

8.00am

Quad Café

 

Friday 18 September

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September

All day

State Volleyball Cup

TBC

Friday 18 September

8.00am

Uniform Pop Up Sale

Quad

Friday 18 September

8.40am

Year 8 Immunisation (2nd Dose)

Wyatt Hall

Saturday 19 September

5.00pm

Ensemble Music Concert

Wyatt Hall

Monday 21 to Friday 25 September

All day

Year 10 Camp

 

Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 September

All day

Stage 2 ODE Self Reliant

Chowilla

Tuesday 22 September

5.30pm

Year 8 Camp Parent information evening

Middle School Building

Wednesday 23 September

9.00am

Year 9 German excursion

Hahndorf

Thursday 24  September

All day

Year 11 PE Surfing excursion

 

Thursday 24 September

8.40am

Year 3 Music Morning Expo

Chapel

Friday 25 September

8.00am

Quad Cafe

 

Friday 25 September

9.00am

Play Group

Kurrajong

Friday 25 September

3.30pm

Term 3 finishes

 

Monday 28 to Friday 2 October

All day

Year 12 trial exams

Centre for Senior Learning

Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 October

All day

Rowing Camp

Swan Port (Murray Bridge)

Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 October

All day

Conservation Corps

Kangaroo Island

 

 

 

R U OK? Day

RUOK MS SS3

Performing Arts
Upcoming Events

Tuesday 8

September

3.45-4.45pm

Filming for ABODA video submission

 

Nicholls Building

Senior Strings

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE

Thursday 10 September

7.30am

Filming for ABODA video submission

 

Wyatt Hall

Stage Band 2

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE

Thursday 10 September

1.00-1.40pm

RUOK Day

The Quad

Stage Band 1

Friday 11 September

8.45am

Year 5 Music

Morning Expo

Prep School basketball court

Year 5 classes

Friday 11 September

7.30-8.30am

Filming for ABODA video submission

Nicholls Building

Senior Handbell Ensemble

Senior Drum Corps

Saturday 12 September

7.00-8.00pm

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

 

Ensemble Concert

Junior: 5.00-6.00pm

Senior: 6.30-8.45pm

Wyatt Hall

All Kurrajong, Prep and Senior ensembles

 

Year 12 SACE Stage 2 Drama Performance

On Wednesday last week, the SACE Stage 2 Drama class presented the opening night of their four-night season of the production, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ written by Tom Wright (based on Joan Lindsay’s novel) and adapted for the stage by our own Jamie Hibbert.

Once again, I am so thrilled with the quality of work the Year 12 Drama class produces. The standard of production (costumes, lighting, sound, staging) was simply wonderful. The Bakehouse Theatre is a small venue where every audience member can literally feel the actor delivering their character. This year’s class: Jordan Bender, Emma Bertozzi, Kahlia Gilbert, Zach Haarsma, Abby McDougall and Sanjana Saim, were simply wonderful. Reflecting on these student’s growth since I first met them in 2017 has been nothing short of transformative. This is due to the work these students had done, the passion they have drawn from, the commitment and diligence they have used. I am just so excited to see these students grow so much and deliver such a high standard production.

I also have great pleasure in thanking Jamie Hibbert, for not only adapting the play to work for our students but also for stretching and challenging our students to be their best, to really use their passion and to strive to achieve. I know Jamie puts in a huge amount of work for and with these students beyond a normal expectation, and I thank her for this as do the students.   

I also reflect on how fortunate we are here in South Australia to be in a position where with some audience contestants, we can support and deliver these live performances. Long may this continue, so our students can get the most out of their time here at Pulteney and prepare themselves or the years ahead. So, congratulations to Jamie and our Year 12 drama class. You have made everyone here at Pulteney so proud. Enjoy this moment.

ABODA Filming

The ABODA SA School Band and Orchestra Festival will be completely online this year, with each ensemble submitting a video recording for adjudication. Please note the recording times in the event listing above, noting that some of these times have changed. Students will need to wear formal uniform for recording.

Year 5 Music Morning Expos

The Year 5 Music class will perform in a Morning Expo on Friday 11 September. Please refer to the Prep School section of the Pulteney Review for further information.

Dance Concert: Saturday 12 September

The 2020 Dance Concert will be held in Wyatt Hall on Saturday 12 September. Rehearsals will be held in the afternoon. For a rehearsal schedule and other details, please read the information here

Costume details are provided in the images below.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of performers and audience members will be more limited than previous years, with each family limited to two tickets. Kurrajong performers will be seated with their family during the performance. Performing students do not require a ticket and will not be counted in their family’s allocation of tickets. Tickets will not be available at the door, so please book early. Tickets may be purchased at TryBooking for $10 adults and free for non-performing students.

Ensemble Music Concert

We are thrilled to be able to invite our students to perform in the upcoming Ensemble Music Concert, which will take place on Saturday 19 September in Wyatt Hall. We will have two concerts on the same day, one at 5.00 to 6.00pm for our Kurrajong and Prep School students, and the other at 6.30 to 8.15pm for our Middle School and one ninety students.

For full information regarding the Kurrajong and Prep School concert, please click here. Please also complete the online consent form by Friday 11 September.

For full information regarding the Middle School and one ninety concert, please click here. Please also complete the online consent form by Friday 11 September.

Due to COVID-19 requirements, families will only be able to attend the concert in which their child is performing, and we are strictly limited to two tickets per family. Tickets are $10 for adult, and free for non-performing students and are available on Trybooking. Tickets will not be available at the door, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Performing students do not require a ticket and will not be counted in their family’s allocation of tickets. If you have children performing in both concerts, you will need to book tickets for both, but this will still only cost $10 per adult ticket. All audience members will be asked to leave the Hall between concerts so that we are able to clean.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Friends of Performing Arts committee to fund special events and purchases throughout the year. We really hope 2021 brings us a return to larger audience sizes, both at school and in the wider community, and thank you for your understanding with the current limitations.

Instrumental Music program

We have a limited number of vacancies in Term 4 for classical guitar, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, double bass and bass guitar. Enrolments for Term 4 must be received by Monday 7 September. If you are interested in learning more about the Instrumental Music Program, please visit the Instrumental Music section of the School website or contact Ali O’Connell, Performing Arts Assistant, on 8216 5526.

Jonathon Rice

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts

Head of Performance and Instrumental Music

 

Sport
Winter Middle and Senior Sport Team Photos 

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Schedule and details of photographs can be viewed HERE.

Senior Sports Dinner

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Dress: students – winter formal.  Adults – smart casual
Who: all Y8 – 12 students and their families who have represented Pulteney in a Senior team
Guest Speaker: Chelsea Randall

Chelsea started playing football at age 11. Playing a variety of sports, she pursued a career in football despite the many barriers along the way. Chelsea has spent over eleven years working in the football industry in various fulltime roles. Her experiences led her to move to the Pilbara (North region of WA) for 2 years using sport as a vehicle to engage young people in positive behaviours and attendance at school.  Now a premiership co-captain and multiple All Australian team member, Chelsea was awarded Most Courageous Player for AFLW in all 3 years of this rapidly expanding competition. Chelsea was also named all Australian captain in 2018.  Chelsea now lives in Adelaide and is a role model to many young people in her fulltime position as a Community Program’s officer at the Adelaide Football Club. Her dream to play AFL was made a reality through her hard work, determination and resilience. Chels is also active in the media, appearing as a boundary rider with 7’s AFLW and SANFL men’s coverage, along with several guest panel spots.  Chelsea’s passion is helping people be the best version of themselves, something she works tirelessly on with her ambassador work with the LINE, Kik Enterprises, AFL Sports ready and through her work as an X- Blades ambassador.  Chelsea is an engaging, dynamic and humble presenter, who happily gives her time with audiences to share her stories of leadership, her role within the AFLW and how to create the best version of yourself.

Tickets available at: www.trybooking.com/BKTPD

Student Leadership in Sport
  • This week sees our candidates for Middle School Captains of Sport (Summer) making their presentations. 
  • Appointments will be notified later this Term
Summer Sport Nominations

Prep, Middle and Senior Summer Sport, Term 4 2020 – Term 1 2021, nominations are now closed.

Families will receive confirmations and information from Sports Coordinators in Week 10.The Kurrajong Term 4 sport nomination process remains open this week.

The Challenge

Last week was Week 2 of The Challenge, our House Tutor Group based initiative to promote physical activity aligned with SportAus campaign of ‘Find Your 30’.  Students in Year 7 – 12 are asked to keep track of their daily activity through Term 3 Weeks 5 – 9 with points being awarded according to the intensity of the physical activity undertaken over 30 minutes.  This data is then submitted on a weekly form. 

Collegiate Cup

This week witnesses the next chapter in our sporting rivalry with Scotch College, as Middle and Senior teams compete for the Winter Collegiate Cup.  The week commences with a lunch attended by our Sports Captains and Captains of Sport and then a week of fixtures, details of which can be found HERE.

Volleyball South Australia schools Cup

Friday 18 September to  Sunday 20 September will witness our volleyball teams in action across 3 days of intense competition.  This will be our third year of involvement in this competition and last out volleyball program earned the 4th place ranking in South Australian schools – an extraordinary achievement from our young athletes and incredibly dedicated team of coaches.

Kurrajong Sport

Please click HERE to access the Kurrajong Sport Booklet containing information and a link to the nomination form for term 4 (running from week 1-7). Nominations close on Friday 11 September at 5pm. Please direct any queries regarding Kurrajong Sport to Ben Searle (ben.searle@pulteney.sa.edu.au).

Huw Bowen

Head of Sport

 

Health and Wellbeing
5 tips for assisting Kids to do Chores

The issue of household chores arise across many families. I recently came across the following article written by Christina Frank (The Child Mind Institute) and thought it too good not to share. Personally, I can vividly recall a variety of chores I was enlisted to help with around the house and the numerous “brownie point” systems which were used to enlist my services.

Chores can be a pain, whether you’re a kid who has to do them, or a parent who has to tell your kid it’s time to do them. But the potential for some familial friction is worth it, say experts in child development. Pitching in teaches children empathy, responsibility, and the importance of belonging to a community. “Chores teach children how to do tasks that they will need throughout their lives — like doing laundry and the dishes. And they teach skills that will benefit them in the classroom and on the sports field, such as how to work together and be a part of a team,” says Caroline Mendel, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.

And the sooner you start the better. Researchers have linked doing household chores at an early age with feelings of competence, self-confidence, and a sense of responsibility to other people. In a University of Minnesota study of 84 adults in their mid-twenties, the best predictor of their success (in terms of career, relationships, and not using drugs) was that they participated in household tasks when they were three or four; those who did not begin doing chores until they were 15 or 16 were less successful. The implication is that the sense of responsibility learned by doing household task is best learned when children are young.

Here are some tips for making chores manageable for your child and beneficial for the whole family.

1. Make chores part of the routine:

Routines and structure are really grounding for kids, says Dr. Mendel. She suggests that children be told what the expectations are upfront and have some choice (when possible) about the chores they want to do — set the table or clear the table, for example — to help them feel invested. A chore chart that provides a visual schedule for what exactly each child will do on each day of the week is helpful; family meetings or “check-ins” are also good for reviewing expectations.

2. Break it down:

Kids are likely to be more successful, and therefore feel more of a sense of accomplishment, if they are given a job that is not only developmentally appropriate, but very specific. Instead of telling your child something vague and potentially overwhelming like “clean your room,” for example, first tell them to put the Legos back in the bin and then tell them to put the books back on the shelves.

For children with executive functioning challenges, including those with ADHD, this approach is especially important.

When introducing a new responsibility or behavioural goal, Dr. Mendel employs a technique known as “shaping.” So, you might tell your child to make their bed, but you change the definition of what that means gradually, over time. Initially, “making the bed” could mean simply spreading the sheet on the bed. Next time, it would mean spreading the sheet and placing the bedspread over it, and so on. Or, you might first expect your child to make the bed once a week and increase the frequency from there. “You’re progressively building on to what the definition of making your bed is in order to receive the same reward, whether that means earning allowance or praise for doing a great job.”

3. Focus on Skill Building:

The best chores are related to things you know your child is going to need to be able to do down the line, says Stephanie Lee, PsyD, head of the ADHD and Behaviour Disorders Centre at the Child Mind Institute. “An elementary or middle schooler could be involved in laundry, clearing the table, washing dishes, helping with meal preparation,” she notes. “In taking on those chores, your child will learn more about how to do those things for themselves in the future.” Even pre-schoolers can pitch in on household tasks, beginning with putting away toys.

For older kids, Dr. Lee recommends linking chores, when you talk about them, to future independence. If you want to be able to make a cool dinner for your girlfriend or boyfriend one day, or If you want to make your favourite food when you go to college. “I think the more you can link chores to real life circumstances and experiences, not only are they more functional,” she adds, “but they’re a little bit easier and more palatable for kids and teens to take on and understand.

4. Reward for chores:

Ideally, children would be eager to help out just because it’s the right thing to do. But that’s not always how it works in reality. The issue of whether kids should be rewarded for doing chores, either with money or privileges, is controversial. “Giving some sort of extrinsic motivator is  often what’s needed to get the job done,” says Dr. Mendel.

Dr. Lee notes that paying kids for work around the house — whether in earned activities, parental attention, point towards a coveted object, or actual coin —is not that different from parents getting paid to do a job. “It’s an agreement you make with your child proactively,” she explains. “You’re saying, ‘I know this is hard for you. Here is the paycheck for putting out that hard work.”

What about the argument that rewarding kids for chores is bribery?  “Bribery is reactive. It’s waiting for your child to misbehave and then suddenly offering them all these bells and whistles,” says Dr. Lee. “That is very different than deciding beforehand on a contract. We want to try to be as proactive as we possibly can about behavioural contracts from the start.”

5. Provide Consequences:

When kids resist doing chores—and they will—Dr. Mendel stresses that it’s important not to make them feel bad or allow the situation to escalate. “You say it as neutrally as possible, just sort of matter of fact: ‘You did not do your chores, so you did not earn your allowance.’”

If you’re using a different reward system, you could point out that they didn’t do the laundry, therefore their soccer uniform isn’t clean, or they didn’t wash the car, so they won’t have the earned privilege of using the car this weekend (in the case of a teenager). In this way, kids begin to understand accountability and that their decisions affect them.

“And then you predict success next time,” suggests Dr. Mendel, by saying, ‘next week is another chance to do your chores and earn your allowance. I know you can do it!’”

Article by Christina Frank, The Child Mind Institute   https://childmind.org

 

Chris Clements

School Psychologist

 

 

 

Experiential Learning
Conservation Corps and Venture Club Extended Program – October School break

We are delighted to offer a uniquely crafted conservation, service and adventure focused program to Kangaroo Island from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 October. The program is open to years 7 to 12 students and will be conducted in partnership with the Department of Environment and Water, Hanson Bay Sanctuary and Legacy. The program is designed to give an insight into Kangaroo Island, the impacts of bushfires and the road to recovery. Through conservation, service and immersion activities, students will be able to contribute to the local community, whilst appreciating and experiencing the unique natural environment.

The program will include initiatives such as tree planting, trail clearing, fence repair, local fauna and flora rehabilitation, garden bed building and planting and service to local residents. It includes some adventure activities such as hiking, rock scrambling, sand dune climbing and coastal exploration. We will visit local tourist attractions and contribute to the economy on Kangaroo Island by purchasing local products where possible.

Students have been engaged in the planning of the program, and there will be some choice in the activities they participate in through the final stages of planning. Meetings in the next three weeks will be asked of interested students, to ensure the program is tailored to student interest.

Please register your child’s interest in the program through the link here and we will make contact with further details. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Daniel Polkinghorne via email daniel.polkinghorne@pulteney.sa.edu.au.

Daniel Polkinghorne

Experiential Learning Coordinator

From the Chaplain
An invitation to explore Confirmation @ Pulteney

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 12 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. 

Tracey Gracey

Chaplain