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

Joshua Kelly

Assistant Principal


Foundation team

Prep A – Sarah McDonald
Prep B – Charlotte Pile (Learning Leader)
Prep C – Bella Britton

Year 1/2 team

1/2A Milly Berry
1/2B Sophie Crockett
1/2C Katie Tesoriero (Learning Leader)
1/2D Pete Farmer
1/2E Camilla Ella and Skylah Sutherland
1/2F Rhani Donald

Year 3/4 team

3/4A Lara Webb (Learning Leader)
3/4B Namita Louis
3/4C Caleb Webb (Learning Specialist) and Lisa Burns
3/4D Daniel Currie

Year 5/6 team

5/6A Daniel Hutton
5/6B Carly Lazzarotto
5/6C Jack Helms (Learning Leader)
5/6D Tash Engelhardt and Gemma Setter

Specialist team

Clara Ellis (LOTE – Mandarin)
Sabrina Steele (PE)
Emma Pentz (Visual Art and Learning Leader)
Jane Engelmann (Performing Arts)
Chiara Hobi (Gardening Program)

Office team

Deidre Prior (Business Manager)
Natalie Grummitt (Student Administration/First Aid)
Amber McGregor (Student Administration/First Aid)
Marianne Gonsales (Accounts)

Additional support team

Louise Hodgkinson (English as an Additional Language)
Veronika Svistula (Coding, extension and local tech)
James Moore (ICT support)
Anna Beale (Library)
Josh Manning, Olly Sexton, Vicky, Michael Houben, Victoria McGill, Haylee Morris (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.