School Information


3P 0591Poynter Primary School is embracing its shared vision of ‘Excite, Engage, and Educate to Achieve’. The school has a proud history of high student achievement and a strong and supportive school community.  The school is renowned for its focus on academic excellence, its inclusive community and exceptional Arts programs. 

At Poynter Primary School we strive to instil a love of learning, where the academic potential of each child in our care may be realised. We believe it is essential that students learn to think in critical and creative ways: using imagination, confidence and emotional and intellectual engagement to underpin their learning across all areas of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to adopt a sense of social responsibility. Through our vibrant co-curricular programs, students learn to value creativity, physical wellbeing, environmental awareness and an appreciation of social diversity.

The school is actively promoted as a place central to the local community through initiatives such as the Farmers’ Market. This community fosters in students a sense of belonging and respect for others. Parent involvement in school activities is high, creating a strong partnership with teachers and ultimately enhancing educational outcomes for students.

Poynter Primary School has entered a new phase as an Independent Public School. In setting a direction to achieve our vision, we have engaged in a vigorous self-assessment process over the last nine months. Through analysis of academic, social and community focused data, including a whole school survey, we have been able to set a strategic direction for the next three years through three Focus Areas.

The three Focus Areas that have been identified are: High Quality Teaching and Learning; School Environment and Partnerships. These areas will be realised through a number of priorities, enabling strategies, measurable milestones and targets. These three Focus Areas will also inform our operational plans which will be further developed and reviewed annually.

Business Plan 2015 - 2017                                                                                                         

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2016

Poynter Primary School, located in the suburb of Duncraig, opened in October 1980. The school's unique location, only 15 kilometres from the CBD, affords easy access to beaches and quality leisure and sporting facilities. Poynter Primary School has a proud academic tradition of providing quality educational learning opportunities across all learning areas. Enrolments are consistently around 500 students and national testing results support the school's reputation for strong academic achievement.

3P2 9516In 2017 our classroom structures are as follows:

  • 2 Kindergarten classrooms with three groups
  • 2 Pre-primary classrooms
  • 3 Year 1 classrooms
  • 3 Year 2 classrooms
  • 3 Year 3 classrooms
  • 2 Year 4 classrooms
  • 1 Year 4/5 classroom
  • 2 Year 5 classrooms
  • 2 Year 6 classrooms

Please refer to the My School Website  and Schools Online for data and results of Poynter PS.

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