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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:
Mr John Davenport: English and material technology specialist.
Mrs Elsa Van der Put: Y2&3.
Mrs Ada Geuze: Teacher aide for Special Needs and part time New Entrant teaching.
Mr John Geuze: Caretaker
Mr Harry Bosch: Religious Education
Mr Bernard Bottrill: Physical sciences specialist, maths, I.M..
Mr Martin Schot: Biology specialist, science, maths, P.E.
Miss Jenna Hagan: Y4&5.
Mrs Dalina Armstrong: Literacy specialist.
Miss Marcella Holl: Intern teacher aide / Cleaner

Bottom Row, left to right:
Mrs Marian Evers: Music specialist.
Miss Nelly Slabbekoorn: Office Manager.
Mrs Judith Verbeek: Y2&3.
Mr Hank Optland: Deputy Principal, humanities and aviation specialist
Mr Peter Bertram: Principal, Religious Ed, occasional subjects in Y11-13.
Mr Ronald Bertram: Head of Primary
Mrs Bobbie Bertram (“Grandma”): Library.
Mrs Rebecca Vergunst: former Bursar
Mrs Amy Stolte: Special Needs

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