our people

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




(Acting Principal) Karl Hermann, HDEd, BA, Post Grad Diploma in
Education: Guidance &Counselling

(On leave) Mr Kevin Short, M.A., Dip. Teaching


Mr Simon Kuriger, BMS, Dip T, Dip TH

Mr Karl Hermann, HDEd, BA, Post Grad Diploma in
Education: Guidance &Counselling

Mrs Jamie-Lee Veth, B Ed.

Mrs Louisa de Lange, B Ed.

Mr Ben Keddie, BMA, DipT

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

Mrs Janice Smorti, BA Dip. Teaching

Miss Margaret Foe, BTh Dep ED.

Mrs Amy Colledge, B T&L

Mrs Yvonne Venter


Auxiliary Staff:

Mrs Amalie Jaques (Monitor)

Mrs Sarah Denny (Monitor)

Miss Jordana Thomas (Monitor)

Mrs Cammy Clarke (Monitor)

Mrs Leanne Griffin (Monitor)

Mrs Kassy Wineera (Supported Learning/Monitor)

Mrs Mary-Anne Short (Supported Learning)

Mrs Jo Rose (Executive Officer)

Mr Wayne Davies (Grounds)

our trustees


Locky McNeill - 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
Karl Hermann Acting Principal
Jo Rose Staff Representative
Finn Riley 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

Phil Laws

Cammy Clarke

Margaret Ellis

Karl Hermann - Acting Principal

Jo Rose (Executive Officer/Secretary)