Port Neill Primary School

Department for Education and Child Development



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Principal's Statement

Port Neill is a small rural primary school set in an idyllic location on the Lower Eyre Peninsula coastline. The town of Port Neill has changed over the years from being a service centre for the surrounding farming areas, and is now predominately a holiday and retirement centre set on a picturesque bay.

The school has enviable facilities and resources, with pleasant, spacious and practical learning areas. A new classroom was provided during 2010 under the Commonwealth Building the Education Revolution funding. There is 1:1 ratio of students to laptops, a wireless broadband network, and interactive whiteboard technology is in use. Video Conferencing facilities assist in delivering Indonesian Language lessons to students through blended learning.

The school has a friendly, family atmosphere and a strong rapport between staff, students and parents. Due the low student to teacher ratio, early intervention to provide targeted assistance to all students is possible. A particular strength of the school is the ability to cater for individual differences and develop individualized programs for every student, addressing their needs in a comprehensive manner. The school is an integral part of the Port Neill community with regular social events bringing the community together.


David Elson
Principal