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

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Tara Augustin

Tara has been at Flagstaff Hill Primary School since 2010 working predominantly as a classroom teacher in years 3-5 prior to moving into the Assistant Principal position in 2019. She is the Acting Deputy Principal for terms 3 and 4, 2022.

Tara leads the implementation and monitoring of the whole school, social and emotional learning programme, SELF (Social and Emotional Learning at Flagstaff) which is aligned to evidence-based practice. The focus is on the explicit and intentional teaching of social and emotional skills following a whole school scope and sequence which builds on students’ understanding. 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.

In addition to working closely with the Principal, Assistant Principals and Business Manager to improve student learning outcomes, Tara is responsible for day to day school operations including new enrolments, relief teacher bookings, timetabling, staff induction and supporting pre-service teachers.

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

Assistant Principal - Numeracy

Clare O'Neill

Clare O'Neill

Clare has been a teacher at Flagstaff Hill Primary School since 2018. She has had a number of roles over these years, including reception teacher, maths project manager, behaviour and inclusion support and now Assistant Principal, leading numeracy, for terms 3 and 4, 2022.

Her primary role is to lead Mathematics and Numeracy through whole school approaches such as The Big Ideas in Number, as well as to assist with all aspects of student support. This includes assisting teachers with differentiation strategies/SMARTAR goals, One Plans and student funding. This involves collating and collecting information and observation notes of students requiring intervention and additional support as well as applying for IESP funding where needed. Clare is passionate about student inclusion and is excited to be undertaking this new role for the rest of the year.

In conjunction with student support, Clare also supports classroom teachers with student behaviour and wellbeing. As well as working closely with the business manager to provide ongoing support to the classroom based Student Support Officers (SSOs) to ensure that they are confidently implementing the strategies needed to progress student learning.


Assistant Principal - Literacy

Caitlin Barbary

Caitlin Barbary

Caitlin began her teaching career at Flagstaff Hill Primary School in 2015, where she worked as a classroom teacher for five years in years 3 and 5. Her passion for leading Literacy improvement across the school allowed her to secure the role of Literacy Coordinator in 2020. After returning from Maternity leave at the beginning of 2022, Caitlin expanded her skills in her role as a Student Support teacher providing Literacy intervention across R-2 around the ‘Big 6 of Reading’ components, particularly oral language, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Caitlin is a motivated and creative professional with a strong ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with both students and peers. She is excited to be moving into the role of Assistant Principal, leading Literacy, for terms 3 and 4, 2022.

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.

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