Our people

As a team, we all contribute to a caring student-centred learning environment where children can become confident and independent life long learners.

Our Leadership team

Tim Sawalaga


Allison Blackley

Assistant Principal

Andrew Wood

Assistant Principal

Josh Kelly

Learning Specialist


Foundation team

Prep A – Gemma Setter
Prep B – Lily Collins
Prep C – Ami Tran (Prep Learning Leader)

Year 1/2 team

1/2A Rhani Donald (Learning Leader)
1/2B Daniel Hutton
1/2C Katie Tesoriero
1/2D Dominic McKay
1/2E Camilla Ella

Year 3/4 team

3/4A Sherina Karunaratna and Josh Kelly (Learning Specialist and Year 3/4 Learning Leader)
3/4B Lara Webb
3/4C Tash Engelhardt
3/4D Cam Howat
3/4E Pat Gray

Year 5/6 team

5/6A Dakota Carter
5/6B Jack Helms (Learning Leader)
5/6C Chiara Hobi
5/6D Naomi Salton and Skylah Sutherland

Specialist team

Lili Van (LOTE – Mandarin and Learning Leader)
Tim Dobson (PE)
Emma Pentz (Visual Art)
Elly Louchart (Performing Arts)
Jessi Allit (Garden STEM)

Office team

Janine Stack (Business Manager)
Natalie Grummitt (Front Office/Administration)
Marianne Gonsalves (Accounts/Front Office)

Education support team

Allison Blackley & Andrew Wood (Assistant Principal/s)
Louise Hodgkinson (English as an Additional Language),
Anna Beale (Library)
Michael Houben, James Clements and Laura Fisher (Integration Aides)


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Auburn Primary School acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands that are used by the School, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.