Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is the final years of primary school and an exciting time as students can take on many leadership roles in our school.  All Year 6 students are expected to commit to the schools’s student leadership responsibilities and model the school values throughout the year. Students will be given opportunities to be SRC representatives, Eco Leaders, Sports Leaders, Library Monitors and Buddies to Kindergarten including working on several tasks in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Technology, Environment, and Media. As the year progresses we work together with Melrose High school through the transitions program and Thinking Carnival to assist our Year 6 students to have a successful start to high school.

Year 6 students at Mawson Primary School focus on building towards becoming independent learners. They are encouraged to take ownership of their school and home learning and are given opportunities to apply their knowledge in different forms.

Students will participate in a balanced literacy program and will be engaged in a range of activities according to their instructional level. All learning experiences align with the Australian Curriculum. The strands focus on developing student’s knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Year 6 will have opportunities to work in all Mathematical strands through a range of stimulating and challenging activities. Our Mathematics program utilises the enVision Maths curriculum resource to teach the Australian curriculum. Each week, students will also be working on mental computation skills for the four operations and problem-solving strategies including online learning such as Matific.

Throughout the year we will be integrating our inquiry units across the subject areas of History, Geography and Science. The inquiry unit provides students with a “big idea” that will help them process their world and apply knowledge. It gives them opportunities to make connections across a variety of themes and ideas. Students will engage in higher level thinking, active problem-solving activities and research.

In 2019, the Year 6 cohort comprises of one Mandarin Immersion Class and two English (LOTE) classes.  The MIP class is taught in Mandarin for two days each week and the LOTE classes learn Mandarin for one hour per week.

Constance Chen

5/6C

Role: Classroom & LOTE teacher

Email: constance.chen@ed.act.edu.au

I have been teaching at Mawson for 5 years. I have taught MIP in the senior years and look forward to teaching my class this year.  I like reading, playing the piano and making arts and crafts. I love regularly visiting my family in Taiwan. My favourite foods are spaghetti, steak, dumplings. I have been enjoying driving through the countryside and my favourite colour is red.

Leo Liu

5/6MIP

Role: Classroom & MIP teacher

Email: Qing.Liu@ed.act.edu.au

This is my second year at Mawson and it’s my greatest pleasure to work in a bilingual school.  I look forward to sharing knowledge and experience with all students and the school community.  My favourite colour is blue, and I love Malaysian food like Curry Laksa.  I also like travelling and visiting China from time to time to catch up with family

Jennifer Thomas

6T

Role: Classroom teacher

Email: Jennifer.Thomas@ed.act.edu.au

I am enjoying a new start at Mawson PS this year on Year 6. I was previously at Taylor PS, and from 2014 to the end of 2017, I had an amazing and enlightening four-year teaching experience in a small international primary school on Lihir, a tiny island in the New Ireland Province of PNG, just 3 degrees south of the equator and 900km NE of Port Moresby, the capital. I have taught in three other states and territories in Australia, spanning forty years. I have a passion for reading, meeting up with friends for a cuppa, exploring new places with David my husband, bush walking. I like the colour navy blue and I’m a lover of Golden Retriever dogs. I have belonged to Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club since 2014 and enjoy rowing in regattas and other rowing events both in Canberra and interstate. I have two daughters who both presently live in the ACT.

Liz Bujaroski

Role: 5-6 Executive Teacher

Email: elizabeth.bujaroski@ed.act.edu.au

I’ve been at Mawson for 3 years and love the diversity of cultures here. In my spare time I like to read a good fantasy/suspense novel or watch a movie. I enjoy the outdoors though I must avoid those pesky mosquito bites. I like going for walks and to the beach. I have an appreciation for different flavours of food. I love dogs and have a Pomeranian as a pet.

LSU

Olivia Cheshire

Role: LSU teacher

This is my 5th year at Mawson Primary School! I am teaching in the Learning Support Unit for the second time this year. I love teaching and always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I have lived in or just out of Canberra my whole life. I love walking, yoga and going to the gym. I believe that all children are learners even if it might look a little different for each student. I’m really looking forward to a great 2019! Email:  olivia.cheshire@ed.act.edu.au

Leonie Jenvey Role: Assistant educator

 

Fenella Glynn

Role: Preschool & kindergarten executive

This is my first year at Mawson primary school and I am so excited for the year ahead. A little bit about me. I'm originally from Broulee, a small coastal town. I love to surf, swim and snorkel anything around the ocean. I'm an avid reader and I’m always up for a book suggestion. My favourite food is pasta and I love to bake sweet treats. I am passionate about inclusion and support for all students and believe that early childhood education is key to ensuring a lifelong love of learning. Email:  fenella.glynn@ed.act.edu.au