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The Ponatahi Christian School Prospectus


The quality of a school can always be measured by the quality of its staff, and we are very thankful for the Lord’s provision, with every team member having a unique set of specialist skills and a valued niche role. All teaching staff have university or equivalent training in their specialist fields and are registered with the New Zealand Teacher’s Council.

Top Row, from left:
Mrs Judith Verbeek: Yr 2&3
Miss Megan Bos: Apprentice Teacher
Mr Harry Bosch: Religious Education
Mr Martin Schot: Biology Specialist, Science, Maths, P.E.
Mr Wessel Theron: Yr 5&6

Middle Row, from left:
Mrs Danomie Kotze: Yr 0-1
Mrs Dalina Armstrong: Literacy Specialist
Mrs Amy Stolte: Special Needs
Mrs Elsa van der Put: Yr 2&3
Mrs Marian Evers: Music Specialist
Mr Bernard Bottrill: Physical Sciences Specialist, Maths, I.M.

Front Row, from left:
Miss Nelly Slabbekoorn: Office Manager/Librarian
Mrs Ada Geuze: Teacher Aide for Special Needs, part time New Entrant teacher
Mrs Bobbie (Grandma) Bertram: Librarian
Mr Peter Bertram: Principal, Religious Education, occasional subjects in Yr 11-13
Mr Hank Optland: Deputy Principal, Humanities and Aviation Specialist
Mr Ronald Bertram: Head of Primary
Miss Esther Schuit: Accounts Manager
Mr John Davenport: English and Materials Technology Specialist

Mrs Kathy Optland – Teacher Aide

Mrs Gail Marshall – Y6-7

Mrs Rosalind Cressy – Reading Teacher

Mrs Renee Van Praag – Teacher Aide

Mrs Karin Bosch – Y2-3

Mrs Shani Luiters – Year 6-7, Secondary PE, English, Food Technology