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.
Tēnā Koutou katoa, Ko Morgan Jurisich Tōku ingoa. I am humbled and honoured to be one of the Deputy Principals at our incredible kura. I began my career here at Ponsonby Primary School as a beginning teacher which helped to shape me into the educator I am today. I spent a couple of years teaching in the far south of Te Waipounamu before making my way back to Te Rimu Tahi where I have been ever since, because once you are are a part of the Ponsonby Whānau, you are always a part of the whānau. I am passionate about creating an environment for our ākonga where they find joy in coming to school each day. A place where their wellbeing is nurtured, their minds are encouraged to explore endless creative opportunities and find innovative solutions to problems that affect their lives. Most importantly, I want to help our tamariki to flourish by supporting them to reach their fullest potential. I love a good kōrero so please pop in and say hi or drop me an email anytime.
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.
Arran joined the Ponsonby staff in 2018. Arran is a well-rounded individual, with strengths in sports and enjoys a challenge of any description. From Term 3 2023 Arran will become the Team Leader of the Kowhai syndicate.
Sarah joined Ponsonby Primary 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 joined 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.
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.
Annika has been working with the school for several years now, providing classroom release to various teachers and excelling in teaching the arts and music. She is now the teacher in Room 19 with our lovely new year 1 students.
Karla joins us in 2020 from managing an early childhood centre where she brings vast knowledge in education systems. Karla has a great eye for detail and enjoys engaging with the parent community of Ponsonby Primary.