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.
Mr Francis NaeraDeputy Principal | Inner City Schools Sports coordinator
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.
Ms Anja KingstonAP/Team Leader of Puriri Syndicate Y3-4 | Teacher Room 10 Y3
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.
Nanette is joining the Ponsonby staff in 2020. She has years of teaching experience in New Zealand and abroad, after returning to New Zealand from international school in 2019. She has strengths in the arts, inquiry and mathematics and is a part time artist.
Christina Kelly is teaching a year 3 class in room 1. 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.
Rhona is a teacher with Occupational Therapy qualifications and skills. She is is teaching alongside Kate Hamilton in Room 15. We are very lucky to have two wonderful teachers co-teaching our year 2 students.
Georgia is rejoining the Ponsonby staff in 2020. She has previously taught at Ponsonby Primary before leaving on maternity leave. She has a long history with the school, attending as a pupil for her own school years.