The school enters teams in the SA Junior Chess League. Chess is held during terms 2 and 3 and is played after school on Friday afternoons at venues including Prince Alfred College, St Peter’s College Junior School and St Ignatius College Junior School.
Games are played between 4pm and 4.30pm on a fortnightly basis. There are 7 rounds. Players are expected to commit to the full season to honour their commitment to their team. There are NO REFUNDS for players who drop out during the season.
Further information can be found on the website, click here to visit the SA Junior Chess League website.
School uniform is to be worn.
Other outside school hours chess competitions including Rookies Tournaments, Interschool Chess Championships, City of Adelaide Junior Championships and State underage Championships are available to be entered.
Details of these events will be found on Skoolbag or emailed to school players.
ICAS and Australian Mathematics Competitions – 2018 Registrations to open soon.
Students from Year 3 to Year 7 are able to participate in a range of competitions, providing the opportunity for students to gain a measure of their own achievements in an external assessment situation. All students receive a certificate and an individual results letter indicating which questions they answered correctly, as well as the average mark for their state. Certificates are awarded for each Year Level as follows: High Distinction to the top 1% Distinction to the next 10% Credit to the next 25% Merit or Participation to all remaining entrants
For more information about ICAS please click here to visit the UNSW Global website.
The Australian Mathematics Trust conducts the Australian Mathematics Competition.
For more information about the Australian Mathematics competition please click here to visit the Australian Mathematics Trust website.
2018 Sitting dates for the tests are:
ICAS Science: 29th May
ICAS Writing: 14th June
ICAS English: 31st July
ICAS Mathematics: 14th August
Australian Mathematics Competition: 9th August
Year 6 and Year 7 students are able to sign up for debating as part of the South Australian Debating Association (SADA) schools competition in Term 1. Debates are held on Tuesday nights during Terms 2 & 3 at Pulteney Grammar School and students meet up during lunch times to organise and prepare for their debates. For more information please click here to visit the SADA website.
Aerobics & Cheer
Students in years Years 4-7 are able to audition for places within our LPPS Aerobic and Cheer teams in Term 1 to compete in the Australian Schoolaerobics and Cheer competition.