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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ms Lisa SearleTeacher Support Staff, Office Support
Lisa is our receptionist based in the school office in the mornings, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and completes resource room tasks on Monday’s and Friday’s. Lisa carries out the administrative tasks for the teaching staff and supports Karla.