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Character

At Pulteney, our students are authentic in action and considered in opinion.

Each student’s journey through their education is one in which they are dared to find their passion and to pursue this through their learning experiences.

Our mission is to create a rich, diverse and personalised learning environment for each student, so they have the confidence to question their world respectfully and probingly; to collaborate with their peers, elders and youngers alike, towards developing relationships that allow all to prosper.

In their thoughts, words and deeds, each young person is encouraged to respect the legacy of their actions and seek to make decisions that are enduring in their implications for humanity, supporting environmental sustainability, as well as themselves.

Pulteney students leave the School gates as confident young people, equipped with a well-rounded education and the skills to pursue a rewarding and bright future.

Wellbeing

Relationships are at the heart of what we do at Pulteney. Student wellbeing is central to the Pulteney experience, and we recognise the role a school plays in developing the social and emotional skills of each student, whilst supporting each student emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

We know that research indicates that young people thrive when living and learning in an environment that optimises choice, challenge and respectful relationships.

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

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

Spiritual wellbeing

Students are part of a community shaped by the deepest meanings and values through which people choose to live their fullest expression of their humanity.

Cognitive wellbeing

Students cultivate self-awareness, to be wise and confident decision makers and understand how to learn effectively and think critically.

Moral wellbeing

Strong community values, modelled on inclusion, empathy, compassion, justice and fairness, are fostered in students. Students are in turn empowered with the integrity and confidence required to be accountable for their individual choices.

Social wellbeing

Students learn how to build and grow positive relationships in diverse contexts.

Aspirational wellbeing

Students are supported to become optimistic young people, to be aware of their capacity and of the possibilities in their life, to dream and plan for the future.

Emotional wellbeing

Students develop the capacity to become resilient and resourceful with the capability to exercise self-control and manage a range of powerful feelings and develop positive coping strategies.

Physical wellbeing

Students develop habits that enable long-term health and safety and enjoy the benefits that come with being physically healthy.

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Pulteney’s Wellbeing Team

Pulteney Grammar School’s Wellbeing Team consists of a group of remarkable professionals from diverse backgrounds, including registered psychologists, social workers, and counsellors. Students and families can access the team for a range of support and guidance, including in areas of relationships, mental health, motivation, sleep, parenting, decision-making and grief.

Our Student Wellbeing Team supports students to be themselves, celebrate their unique strengths and embrace the challenges they encounter.

Pulteney’s Heads of House, tutors, home group and class teachers also all contribute significantly to student wellbeing.

Our School Chaplain also has a mentoring and counselling role. Everyone at Pulteney is committed to developing well-rounded, confident, and happy young people.

Pulteney Grammar School - Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy

Leadership

Our leadership program helps cultivate values such as responsibility, commitment, self-discipline and compassion. Right from Junior School, students can take on a leadership role be it in Community Service, House Leadership or the Student Representative Council. This program aims to inspire, motivate and empower each student to make a positive contribution as leaders of their class and within the community.

With age comes greater responsibility and leadership, and as your child progresses through the Middle and Senior years, this responsibility is recognised, supported and nurtured in a variety of ways. Leadership roles range from our elected Student Leader Forum, including our School Captains and Vice Captains, House Captains, Co-Curricular Captains and many more.

Head of Student Wellbeing

Mr Steve McCulloch

Supporting our community

Knowing how to care for others can be just as important as knowing how to care for yourself. Our students and staff have the right to feel safe and happy within the school environment.

Whether within friendships, a year group or even beyond the School gates, we hope that all members of our community look outward and value others. We also recognise the importance of a strong partnership with parents for the welfare of students, and open communication between staff, students and families is both fostered and encouraged.