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About Poynter Primary School

Sydney Private Schools introduces Poynter Primary School in Duncraig, for all your education and learning needs.

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 the learning areas. Enrolments are consistently around 400 students and national testing results support the school's reputation for strong academic achievement. Extension programs include access to PEAC and our school based Poynter Extension Program. The community displays a high level of educational awareness and the school enjoys strong parental support. The school has attracted an experienced, caring and innovative staff.

The buildings, which are well maintained and air-conditioned, include sixteen teaching classrooms, new purpose-built music and art rooms, an undercover assembly area, a spacious automated library with an internet-linked computer laboratory and a modern administration block. The classrooms are also networked with internet access through a central server. The grounds feature extensive sporting fields, shaded play areas and adventure playgrounds.

The school has a strong music focus with a specialist program augmented by whole-school musical productions, senior choir, school orchestra and band plus instrumental instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute, brass, clarinet and percussion. The Visual Arts specialist teacher coordinates a program that promotes sequential skill development and the opportunity for children to produce a high standard of artwork across a range of media.

Health and Wellbeing is a priority at Poynter Primary School with physical education programs that feature skill-based sessions, daily fitness, interhouse and interschool athletics, cross-country and team sport competition. The school also has a unique Coaches-in-Residence Program delivered by former Olympian, Lyn Foreman.

House and buddy systems are an integral part of the school's pastoral care program. The key skills of confidence, persistence, resilience, organization and getting along are developed using Program Aspire. Promoted by the Student Leadership Team involvement in these systems provides practical opportunities for students to develop respect, leadership, collaborative learning and mentoring skills in a safe and supportive environment.


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Poynter Primary School

Welcome to Poynter Primary School one of the popular educators in your Duncraig area. Our aim is help you in your learning journey.

We endeavour to celebrate each other's uniqueness by providing opportunity for all and to develop a culture that identifies that the journey towards excellence is often paved with trial and error, risk taking, learning from mistakes, flexibility and adaptability. We believe that encouraging students to take ownership of the learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback.
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