Although I only joined Pulteney just over four years ago, I feel like I have been a part of the community here my whole life. The school’s welcoming embrace is something that was a really pleasant surprise for me upon my arrival here, and is something that I will never forget when I leave. Starting at Pulteney was extremely daunting for me, as I moved from a small school in Verdun, and I was to be split from my twin sister, Isabella, for the first time time in seven years of schooling. If not for the school’s embracing community, I would have struggled.
Having the privilege to attend Pulteney on a scholarship left me eager to be involved in as many things as my parents could handle. The Grammarphones Choir, Jazz on the Terrace senior choir, Stage Band, school musical, swimming, hockey and Auction Idol are among the many co-curricular activities I’ve been immersed in throughout my time here. Each activity has taught me so much about myself, my abilities and has helped me grow so much as a person.
At the end of middle school, I went on camp. Whilst I was reluctant to go, the experience really struck a chord with me. The camp consisted of hiking, bike riding, abseiling and a solo night. I learnt a range of new skills, but more importantly it served as a reminder for me that I was capable of doing anything I put my mind to. It also reminded me how much I depended on my family. It was activities like camp that enabled me to smoothly transition between sub schools, and grow as a person beyond the classroom.
I am so thankful for the opportunities and life skills I have gained during my time at Pulteney, and the community is one that I know I’ll be a part of for the rest of my life. Although an area of interest for my continuing studies is currently unclear, I know I’ll cherish the holistic education I have been so blessed to have, here at Pulteney.