Working together to support the work of staff and students
At Poynter Primary School we have a very active and successful Parents and Citizens Association. This was acknowledged in February 2015 when we were awarded the Active Citizenship Award for the City of Joondalup.
Role of the P&C:
1. Supporting students and school staff to achieve goals
2. Assist School with funds for projects and activities
3. Run the Farmers Market
4. Occasional Special lunches like Subway
Our P&C gives parents the opportunity to learn about the school policies and programs, it helps to stimulate community interest and participation in our children’s education and it encourages parents to share information and views. New members are most welcome to attend meetings, which are held twice a term, at 7pm on a Tuesday evening. The school community is informed of meeting dates via newsletters and emails and Connect Minutes of the meetings are available to view on the school App.
Monies raised throughout the year, from numerous fundraising events and the Poynter Farmers’ Market, are used to purchase valuable resources for our students and to continually improve the school’s facilities.
The P&C has contributed funds to upgrading the courtyards in Tuart Block and Wandoo Block. Both spaces are now also used as teaching areas.
The resurfacing of the basketball/netball courts has been another large project, jointly funded by the P&C and the school as well as and a successfull grant application.
The P&C also contributes a substantial amount of funds to support online programs and physical activity programs.
Fundraising for charities is also something the Poynter P&C Association and the school community is heavily involved in. We have been able to contribute to charities such as End Women’s Cancer, Wanslea, The St Vincent de Paul Society, Worlds Greatest Shave, Containers for Timor, Save the children Foundation and RSPCA, to name a few.
As the school does not have a canteen the P&C has engaged an outside provider to supply lunch on a Monday for students via an online order.
The P&C also runs a Subway lunch or similar once or twice a term as a fundraiser, with the profits going to the P & C. Online orders for those lunches are available through Quickcliq.com.au
School banking, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Bank, is available each Thursday for all students. Information packs can be obtained from the volunteers on banking day.
As with any school community a lot of necessary work is accomplished with the help of valuable volunteers. Our hard working parents/carers assisted with: organising special projects like the School Disco and Movie nights, coordinating lunch orders, organising fundraising projects and many more.
Contact us on: Poynterpandcpresident@yahoo.com.au
Poynter Primary School P&C Facebook page
Poynter PS students have been represented successfully in the Shaun Tan award many times and have also assisted in producing props for the School Musical Production.
The Poynter Primary School P&C Association, is proud to host the Poynter Farmers Market each fortnight.
The Markets are held in the school grounds and offer a variety of fresh quality produce, in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.
Each fortnight, you will find a variety of stall holders. Artisan breads and pastries, raw locally sourced honey, Organic grass fed meats, traditionally mades pates, bio dynamic olive oil, all sold by the producers who are happy to have a chat about their products. Our coffee is organic and uses WA milk. We have everything from frozen yoghurt to hand made sausages and bacon that are completely chemical and sulphite free.
Our fruit and vegetables are all just harvested and brought to Market by the growers themselves to ensure that you get the best produce available.
We also support local charities and groups by offering a free stall for fundraising.
Our P&C parents all get a turn at running the P&C Stall through the year and sell bacon and egg rolls, sausages and a variety of delicious homemade treats and craft items. www.poynterfarmersmarket.com.au