Pulteney Grammar School is a school that values wellbeing. We recognise that the journey of adolescence is one in which young people require support and guidance and that strong partnerships between families and the school are crucial.

As part of our Year 8 Pulteney Wellbeing program, our students will be working with Dr Tessa Opie for three fifty minute workshops with the year level during 22 of October and 5 and 12 of November.

Dr Opie has extensive experience in education delivery and training facilitation. She has worked as an educator across the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors, and has ongoing experience as a guest lecturer at various universities. Tessa has expertise in discussing and exploring sensitive topics with young people in a range of settings, including mainstream schools, alternative education settings, tertiary institutions, juvenile justice facilities, and amateur and professional sporting associations, including the Australian Football League.

Dr Opie has been working with our Middle School and oneninety students for the past four years. She specialises in working with and developing programs that support healthy, positive and affirming relationships and views of sexuality. These programs have been well received by our community and we have worked with Tessa to ensure our Year 8 workshops are aligned with our wellbeing program outcomes during 2020.

The Year 8 workshops will focus on the following topics:

  • The importance of positive and respectful relationships
  • Consent and the law
  • Boundaries and bodily autonomy
  • Being a critical consumer of the media

We value the experience that Dr Opie can bring to support our Year 8 Wellbeing program outcomes. 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.


Steven McCulloch                                           Paul Ryan

Head of Student Wellbeing                             Head of Middle School