Preschool Team

Mawson Preschool team

Ms Talia

Red and Yellow groups

Hi and welcome to Preschool. I am Ms Talia, the teacher of Red and Yellow groups. I am passionate about Early Childhood education and believe children learn best through play.

In my classroom you will see children engaged in a variety of play based learning experiences.

Talia Paterson

Email: Talia.paterson@ed.act.edu.au


Mrs Watkin

Blue group

I am Mrs Watkin. I have been teaching at Mawson Primary for five years.

I have taught Year One and Year Two. I have seen our school grow from very small to very big over the year.

I have a one year old son. He has taught me a lot about being a great teacher and the amazing role parents play as the first educators of their children.

I love to read stories and sing and dance. My favourite author is Julia Donaldson.

In my classroom, you will see lots of hands-on learning and hear lots of conversations about all the fun activities we are do.

Nicole Watkin

Email: Nicole.watkin@ed.act.edu.au


Amanda Friend

Red and Yellow groups

Hi, I am Ms Friend. I work in the Preschool on Wednesdays with the Red and Yellow groups. On other days I am a busy mum to 4 little boys. I love working at Mawson and have got to know many families in my time. My 4 year old twins have just started Preschool too this year so I can relate with many of you who have just started for the first time on the school journey.

I love watching children learn through play and on Wednesdays I will be taking the children up to the school library to read stories and experience being part of Mawson Primary.

Amanda Friend

Email: Amanda.friend@ed.act.edu.au


Mandarin Teachers

Lee-Ying Leong

Mandarin Educator -Blue group

Sunny Wang

Mandarin Educator - Red and Yellow groups.


Preschool AssistantGroups

Debbie Corcoran

Blue Group

Bhawna Kumar

Red and Yellow groups

Xueyan Zhai

Lunch release


Laurel Rodrigues

Deputy Principal and Educational leader

laurel.rodrigues@ed.act.edu.au