Attributes of Wellbeing

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Pulteney has a talented team who together practice a unique and holistic approach to achieve our seven attributes of student wellbeing:

  1. Aspirational Wellbeing
  2. Cognitive Wellbeing
  3. Emotional Wellbeing
  4. Moral Wellbeing
  5. Physical Wellbeing
  6. Social Wellbeing
  7. Spiritual Wellbeing

From Early Learning to Senior School students are provided with specialist lessons and programs centered on these seven wellbeing attributes:

1. Aspirational Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar are supported to become hope-filled young people, to be aware of their capacity and the possibilities in their life, and to develop their ability to dream and plan for their future.

Aspirational Wellbeing encompasses both ‘realistic’ and ‘idealistic’ constructs:

  • ‘Realistic Aspiration’– what a student confidently knows they can achieve.
  • ‘Idealistic Aspiration’– what a student would like to achieve if hopes are fulfilled.

The growth and development of Aspirational Wellbeing is supported by providing a myriad of opportunities for formal and informal enhancement of self-knowledge and personal capacity.

2. Cognitive Wellbeing

The love of learning and innate intellectual curiosity of a child is nurtured at Pulteney Grammar as we support students to become persistent learners and confident critical thinkers. Students are empowered to become risk-takers with the skills to independently explore and discover. In addition, students can become wise decision makers with a rigorous understanding of how they make good decisions and how they learn most effectively. 

3. Emotional Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar develop the capacity to become resilient, resourceful individuals with the capability to exercise self-control and self-manage a range of powerful feelings. These skills manifest themselves outwardly. We assist students to achieve a high level of self-confidence that is tempered by the qualities of humility and gratitude. In addition,  through practical and hands on experiences, our students develop a genuine and empathetic understanding of those in the local and global community who are less fortunate.  

4. Moral Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar flourish as a result of the values nurtured by the entire community. Students’ Moral Wellbeing is fostered in a community that models values of inclusion, empathy, compassion, justice and fairness. This in turn empowers students to have the integrity and confidence required to be accountable for their own choices.

5. Physical Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar develop a critical appreciation of the centrality of Physical Wellbeing in their lives. Physical Wellbeing has the ability to positively influence all aspects of wellbeing. It is vital that knowledge, skills and understanding are transformed into habits that enable long term health and safety, and the joy that comes from being physically healthy. 

6. Social Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar develop the ability to build positive relationships in diverse contexts. The building blocks for these skills are formed by young people having these positive behaviours modeled to them in the community and reciprocating this style of interaction. The skills of empathy, valuing and respect for diversity and the importance of being kind and compassionate to self and others are constantly reinforced within the Pulteney environment.

7. Spiritual Wellbeing

Students at Pulteney Grammar develop a community shaped and personalised understanding of the deepest meanings and values by which people choose to live by.

Spiritual Wellbeing encompasses both ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ domains:

  • ‘Sacred Spirituality– the agency of human beings in our world contextualized by the exploration of an inner life. This exploration will reference something other than the individual human and may include faith, belief, religion, God or other ‘higher being’.
  • ‘Secular Spirituality– the agency of human beings in our world, living in community.