Middle School

The middle school years (7-9) are meaningful for the student’s social and emotional development. It is a time where students should feel safe to explore the world, make mistakes, and learn who they are without judgement. At Pulteney, we approach the middle school years with sensitivity, awareness, and positivity. Great emphasis is placed on the student’s wellbeing as they begin the transition from childhood to adulthood. The small home groups are led by experienced middle school teachers who spend time getting to know their students and fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect.
Designed in collaboration with Pulteney students, a new Middle School was opened in 2018. It features innovative learning spaces which cater for modern teaching methods with the adolescent learner in mind.
We invite you to tour the Middle School via the online booking system.

The Pulteney Middle School curriculum is tailored to the needs of the adolescent leaner, noting that this time at school can significantly impact the success of a student’s ongoing academic pursuits and study habits.

Experiential learning and lessons using real-life experiences, how to behave in certain scenarios and problem solving are all strong features in Middle School programming.

As students are also encouraged to participate in outdoor education and travel, and to immerse themselves in the arts, culture, and historical learning experiences as way to explore their own interests and talents.

Pulteney’s city location is also utilised for student participation in community events, such as Walk a Mile for Hutt St Centre, visits to local businesses and “City Week”.

The Australian Curriculum is fully implemented across all eight learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (History, Geography, Economics and Business and Citizenship), Technology, Languages, The Arts (Music, Drama, Visual Art, Design, Dance) and Health and Physical Education.


Middle School Curriculum Guide 

Flythrough Tour of Middle School



Watch our students take part in ‘City Week’

Students in Year 9 take part in ‘City Week’ – an annual team challenge based on a research topic selected by the team. Alongside their teammates, students experience the freedom to investigate our unique city location, conduct interviews, collect data and present their findings in a dynamic expo to parents, peers and community experts. Like all competitions, the authentic highs and lows of working as a team provide meaning learning and personal growth.