Get to know some of BCE’s principals in their new roles - Lagi Aukusitino


Principal Lagi Aukusitino Star of the Sea Primary School Cleveland 

Lagi Aukusitino is going to be ‘steering the ship’ for another year at Star of the Sea Cleveland, moving from Acting Principal to Principal in 2023.  

When speaking about herself as a leader, Lagi said she believes being a school Principal was her destiny. 

“I believe God has a plan for us all, and I trust in God, that where I am in life, is where I am meant to be,” she said. 

“Family is everything to me, and this school community is part of my family now. 

“I look forward to continuing to give my heart and soul to this role.”  

In her second role as Principal, the first being at Mary Immaculate Primary School Annerley, Lagi wants to deepen connections with staff, students, and parents.  

“I’m looking forward to continuing the great work we have been doing at Star of the Sea,” she said. 
“Last year through the development of the school’s Explicit Improvement Agenda, students and teachers created a catchphrase with a focus on learning called ‘going beyond the 'C.’  

“It is all about challenging ourselves and reaching our full potential as learners and teachers, and I am looking forward to living out this motto this school year.” 

When speaking about learning outcomes of her students at Star of the Sea, Lagi noted her students excelled in recent NAPLAN testing.  
“Our students have always done well on NAPLAN,” she said. 

“A lot of our success in NAPLAN can also be attributed to the ‘Bump It Up Walls’ at our school, which helps all students to reach their full potential.   
“The walls are a visual display of different levelled writing samples that show what successful writing looks like. 

“I am proud to continue to do the work I have done over the last year and continue to work with such high performing students.” 

Lagi’s leadership experience includes Acting Principal of Star of the Sea Cleveland, Principal of Mary Immaculate Primary School Annerley, Acting Principal St Luke’s Primary School Capalaba, Assistant Principal Religious Education St Luke’s Primary School Capalaba, Acting Assistant Principal Religious Education St Rita’s Primary School Victoria Point, and Education Officer Curriculum and LMS, BCEO.​ ​

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