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 Monroe

Deputy Principal

Emily Roberts

My name is Emily Roberts, and I am excited to be joining Flagstaff hill Primary as the Deputy Principal in Term 3, 2023. I began teaching in 2007 in Berri Primary School, I then moved to Adelaide in 2010 and have taught in multiple schools since then. My teaching has focussed on Years 3-6, and I have also taught a Special Class. I have worked as a Literacy Coach in schools in southern Adelaide, supporting teachers to implement a range of evidence-based reading practices. Since 2017 I have been working at Highgate School as Assistant Principal, then as Deputy Principal. During this time I have assisted teachers as they have implemented a range of evidence-based teaching practices, and worked with students and families with a variety of needs. I am passionate about supporting teachers to provide a learning environment and a range of learning opportunities where all students can learn and achieve their best.

Should you wish to contact me: Emily Roberts

Assistant Principal - Literacy

Ruth Walker

Ruth began her teaching career in 1999 by teaching a variety of year levels, at a number of different schools. From 2010-13 she taught at Pipalyatjara Anangu School, where she developed her passion for Aboriginal Education. Ruth joined Flagstaff Hill Primary School in 2014 as a junior primary teacher. She is passionate about Literacy and has developed her knowledge and skills in this area, by taking part in professional development, and being a part of our schools Literacy Action Team, and other school-based Literacy groups. While a class teacher, Ruth also had the privilege of mentoring a number of pre-service teachers and SSO’s. In 2022 she volunteered to do relief behaviour support in the school office, a role which she found to be rewarding. Realising that she was interested in pursuing leadership positions, Ruth was delighted to win the role of Assistant Principal, leading Literacy, for terms 2-4, 2023. Her primary role is to lead Literacy through whole school approaches such as the Big 6 components of reading, and DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). As well as leading literacy, Ruth’s role includes supporting classroom teachers with student behaviour and wellbeing, overseeing the Student Support Room and Aboriginal Education.

Assistant Principal - Quality Teaching & Learning/Wellbeing

My name is Tahnee Manuel and I am thrilled to be joining as the new Assistant Principal (Quality Teaching & Learning/Wellbeing). I have had a number of roles over the years including working across Primary Schools, High Schools and R-12 settings as both a classroom teacher and Inclusive Education Leader. My background in Behavioural Psychology enables me to support students to thrive, not just academically, but socially and emotionally, too. I am passionate about providing opportunities for all learners resulting in positive learning outcomes and achievement.

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: August 4, 2023