our people

The Lake Taupo Christian School staff form a highly trained and qualified team
of professional educators who are also practicing Christians.




Mr Kevin Short, M.A., Dip. Teaching


Mrs Anna Pieterse, B Ed. (Acting Principal)

Mrs Jill Wilding, Dip. Ed.

Mr Simon Kuriger, BMS, Dip T, Dip TH

Mrs Jamie-Lee Veth, B Ed.

Mrs Louisa de Lange, B Ed.

Miss Margaret Foe, BTh Dep ED.

Mrs Rachel Kereopa, TTC

Mr Ben Keddie, BMA, DipT

Mr Tony Gummer, B. Tech. (Hon), B. Min., Dip. Grad. Teaching and Learning

Mrs Janice Smorti, BA Dip. Teaching

Mrs Yvonne Venter,

Auxiliary Staff:

Mrs Amalie Jaques (Monitor)

Mrs Sarah Denny (Monitor)

Mrs Janine Charlton (Monitor)

Mrs Ashleigh Peni (Monitor)

Mrs Leanne Griffin (Monitor)

Miss Jordana Thomas (Monitor)

Mrs Cammy Clarke (Monitor)

Mrs Kassy Wineera (Supported Learning)

Mrs Mary-Anne Short (Supported Learning)

Mrs Jan Hayden (Supported Learning)

Mrs Carol Parker (Supported Learning)

Mrs Jo Rose (Executive Officer)

Mr Wayne Davies (Grounds)

our trustees


Chelsea Tautala - BOT Chair

The Board of Trustees governs the school in accordance with Ministry of Education policy.

The major functions of the board are:

- To set policy and key objectives.
- To approve significant forward plans.
- To monitor the progress of approved plans.
- To monitor performance standards against policy.

The board members are:

Phil Edwards Parent Representative
Paora Wineera Parent Representative
Inoke Tuirara Parent Representative
Zoanna Lamond Parent Representative
Ali Sellars Parent Representative
Anna Pieterse Acting Principal
Jo Rose Staff Representative
Ally Brickell Student Representative
Locky McNeill (Chair) Trust Representative


The Lake Taupo Christian School Trust board oversees the Christian philosophy of the school according to the trust deed and has as its primary administration role - that being to provide and maintain school buildings, land and future development of the facility. The trust is the proprietor of Lake Taupo Christian School.

Locky McNeill (Chair)

Keith Fischer

Duncan Campbell

Anna McKenna

Margaret Ellis

Kevin Short (Principal) - non-voting member

Jo Rose (Executive Officer/Secretary) - non-voting member