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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:
Miss Jodi Gysbertsen: Special Needs Support
Mrs Marian Evers: Music
Mr John Geuze: Janitor
Mrs Judith Verbeek: Y2-3
Miss Jenna Hagan: Y4-5

Middle Row, from left:
Mrs Dalina Armstrong: Secondary English
Mrs Renee Van Praag: Special Needs Support
Ms Janice Geard: Bursar
Mr Bernard Bottrill: Secondary sciences, maths
Mr Jade Hamblyn: Y5-6, Secondary humaties
Elder Harry Bosch: Catechism
Mr Martin Schot: Life sciences, maths, P.E., I.T. Student Support Coordinator (secondary)

Front Row, from left:
Mrs Gail Marshall: Y5-6
Miss Nelly Slabbekoorn: Office Manager
Mrs Ada Geuze: Special Needs Support
Mr Ronald Bertram: Associate Principal – Primary
Mr Peter Bertram: Principal, HOD maths and science (secondary)
Mr Hank Optland: Deputy Principal, HOD Arts and Humanities (secondary)
Mr John Davenport: Materials Technology
Mrs Danomie Kotze: New Entrants


Mrs Rosalind Cressy – Primary literacy and numeracy.