Susan is one of the two Deputy Principals. In her Deputy Principal role she is responsible for school special needs. She is the raising achievement plan programme leader and is responsible for the ESOL children’s programming. Susan also works closely with staff in performing arts and netball.
Ponsonby Primary is a great place to be! Our students are wonderful, our staff are committed, passionate people and our whānau support us. We believe that school should be an action-packed journey of learning and discovery, while having a whole lot of fun along the way. It is my job to make sure this journey is a smooth ride and ensure that our students are getting the best we have to offer. I am proud to be the school Principal of Ponsonby Primary and I am so proud to be part of a team of like minded people who work hard to make sure our students develop a love for learning that will set them up for a bright and fulfilling future.
Francis is one of our Deputy Principals and has the responsibility for assessment practices and timetables and supporting the PPSG. He also leads the Inner City Sport teacher group organising the year 5 and 6 inter school competitions. He is a keen sportsman and strong teacher across all subjects.
Anja is the team leader of the year 3 and 4 classes. She has a huge knowledge of what supports children’s learning. She is also highly skilled in organisational management systems. Anja is part of the school literacy team and mentors new teachers.
Sarah joins us this year in 2022. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Education degree in 2022 and spent 2021 completing her honours programme in Maths and Science whilst also working at A1 Students working with a diverse range of students.
Stephen is joining the Ponsonby staff in 2022. After completing a degree in Law and Arts at Auckland university Stephen spent time teaching English and volunteering at schools in Columbia. On returning to NZ he completed his Graduate Diploma in teaching and brings huge interests in languages and sport to Ponsonby Primary school.
Nicole joins Rhona Webb and room 16 in a job share role where she will be in the classroom from Wednesday to Friday. She has a real passion for the Arts Curriculum, bringing a wealth of knowledge in this area.
Rhona is a teacher with Occupational Therapy qualifications and skills. She is is teaching alongside Nicole Thomson in Room 16. We are very lucky to have two wonderful teachers co-teaching our year 2 students.
Christina Kelly is teaching a year 2 class in room 17. She is a highly experienced teacher and has a love for teaching in the junior area. She is a strong teacher of Literacy, sharing her passion and enjoyment with every student.