Principal

Donella Munro

Donella Munro

2021 is Donella’s first year at Flagstaff Hill Primary School and her 16th year in school leadership. Her previous 15 years in leadership were spent on the Yorke Peninsula in the roles of Deputy Principal, Principal and Principal Consultant. Donella believes that a school that has strong values, positive relationships and open, clear communication will provide an environment for educators to grow and students to thrive.

Donella has a strong understanding of evidence-based teaching practices in relation to literacy and numeracy and extensive experience with school improvement planning. Donella is passionate about maintaining a school environment that is accepting and inclusive of all and ensures the wellbeing of all is a priority.

Donella's primary focus is to support and work in partnership with the Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal and Business Manager to improve the learning, engagement and achievement of students across the whole school community. This means assisting the teaching and support staff as they endeavour to provide the very best learning environment and opportunities for our learners. It also involves working alongside parents and students to ensure effective engagement in learning and communication with key stakeholders of the school community.

Should you wish to contact me: Donella.Munro104@schools.sa.edu.au

Deputy Principal

Judy Beal

Judy Beal

Judy joins Flagstaff Hill with more than 20 years of leadership experience including leading in the partnership at Braeview and at nearby Woodcroft Primary schools. She enjoys working collaboratively in strong leadership teams. Judy has experience in working not only as a Deputy but also in a range of Middle Leadership roles connected to Innovation, STEM, Digital Technologies, Quality Teaching and Learning and Inquiry. Judy often works alongside teachers in a coaching and mentoring role supporting staff and students to be their best and to grow together.

Judy’s teaching expertise has included time as both a Drama and Science specialist and recent specialist teaching in Digital Technologies and STEM. Judy also spent many years as a generalist classroom teacher where her passion for student voice in learning was always evident. This passion continues to be apparent in her current research work on listening. Judy is working toward a Doctoral Degree focused on the skills of listening teachers.

At Flagstaff Hill Judy will continue to focus on leading intervention and the student support team ensuring continued and effective collation of information and communication for student learning. Judy will work closely with staff to ensure the best outcomes for all learners in classrooms.

As Deputy Judy will manage much of the day to day running of the school from timetables and operations to communications and online information sharing. It is likely that Judy’s expertise in the digital domain will be an asset to the IT committee and will see the continued growth of the already rich programs begun both through the BYO program and through the quality integration of IT across curriculum at Flagstaff Hill.

I work with Integrity and Honesty. I am excited to be a part of living the new school values in action at Flagstaff Hill and look forward to contributing to the community.

Should you wish to contact me: judy.beal499@schools.sa.edu.au

Assistant Principal

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Tara Augustin

Tara has been at Flagstaff Hill Primary School since 2010 and during this time has worked predominantly as a classroom teacher in years 3 -5. She implemented a Maths Enrichment program in 2018. The program focuses on developing critical and creative thinking skills through mathematical problem solving. Currently, Tara oversees the Reception, Year 3, Year 6 and Performing Arts teachers and works closely with other members of the leadership team to support teachers in implementing engaging and relevant learning for their students.

Tara has a passion for developing strong relationships between staff and students and believes this is a key in the success of all students. She enjoys working in classrooms and supporting teachers in all aspects of their teaching.

Tara manages the professional development needs of staff including the Australian Curriculum and the Art and Science of Teaching pedagogical framework which underpins all learning at Flagstaff Hill Primary School. She conducts classroom observations to provide feedback to teachers and works closely with teachers new to Flagstaff Hill as well as Early Career Teachers to support them at the beginning of their teaching careers.

Should you wish to contact me: tara.augustin135@schools.sa.edu.au

Student Behaviour and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator

Clare O'Neill

Clare O'Neill

Clare has been teaching since 2017 at a number of schools in Adelaide’s South. She has been a Reception teacher at Flagstaff Hill Primary School since 2018. Clare’s primary role is to support teachers with student behaviour and wellbeing issues. She also provides ongoing support to the classroom based Student Support Officers (SSOs) to ensure that they are confidently implementing the strategies needed to progress student learning. Clare also assists with all aspects of student support including assisting teachers with differentiation strategies/SMARTAR goals and One Plans. This involves collating information and observation notes of students requiring intervention and additional funding in conjunction with the Deputy Principal. Clare is invested in supporting children to develop positive strategies, to elevate their potential throughout their time at school.

Business Manager

Sonya Scottney-Turbill

Sonya Scottney-Turbill

Sonya has been at Flagstaff Hill Primary School since 1994 and during that time she has had several roles and responsibilities ranging from being an SSO supporting students and IT Technician. In 2001 she took on the role of Finance Officer and was appointed as Business Manager in 2009.

Sonya’s primary focus is the Business vision of the school ensuring collaboration and supportive clear structures are the foundations to achieve financial viability, so that learning can be the core of everything we do as a school.

Page last edited: January 16, 2022