Year 3 & 4 Learning Team

Year 3 and 4 staff

Duncan Lawler

3/4 Team Leader Email:

This is my 31st year of teaching and I have been at Mawson for the past 4 years. I have taught from Preschool through to Year 6 and am passionate about literacy and early years education. Outside of school I am a keen gardener, enjoy going to the gym, reading fiction and love fishing. As team leader for Year 3/4 I look forward to work closely with students and their families.
Kent Scott-MClean

3 MIP Role: Classroom teacher  Email:

This is my third year at Mawson. Over the years I have taught in many settings from kindy to Year 9. I was even lucky enough to work at Birrigai Outdoor School. One of my interests is cycling. I have been riding bikes for as long as I can remember. Other things I really enjoy doing include spending time with my family and making music. I can play the guitar, ukulele and the djembe (a West African Drum).
Wen Liu

3 MIP Role: MIP teacher  Email:

I’m from Renqiu in northern China, two hours drive from Beijing. I have been teaching at Mawson for 6 years on a range of grades as a bilingual teacher.  During the holidays I enjoy camping with my family and friends, learning to play my violin, watching TV and reading. I love all types of cuisines particularly, Chinese Sichuan cuisine, Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese food, just to name a few.
Alicia Brown

3B Role: Classroom Teacher Email:

This is my 3rd year at Mawson and 6th year as a teacher. I love reading and have a large collection of books for everyone to enjoy! My favourite subject to teach is Mathematics. I like llamas, cats, and anything with bright colours. I run the senior show kids choir and art club. My favourite things are books, animals, and maths. I like to drink lots of tea and chai and can often be seen with my Harry Potter mug in hand. I love arts and crafts, including origami, sewing, drawing, painting and knitting
Fiona Stevenson

4 MIP Role: Classroom Teacher Email:

This is my fifth year at Mawson Primary and my 28th year teaching! I love the cultural diversity of our school and enjoy learning about our world from my students and their families. I am married and we are blessed with three adult children, a Border Collie, a Mini Foxie and two cats. I love to read, kayak, 4WD, fish and go camping.
Bright Lai

4L  Role: Classroom teacher  Email:

This is my third year of teaching.  I am always excited when I start with a new class! I have recently completed a half marathon on the Kowen Trail and aim to run a marathon on road sometime this year. I love to fill the classroom with my students’ amazing work and celebrate their achievements. My hobbies include physical exercise such as running and badminton, as well as listening to music and sleeping/meditation!
Amy (Lixue) Mann

4 MIP Role: MIP Teacher Email:

I am excited to be teaching Mandarin in both of the 4MIP classes in my first year at Mawson Primary School.  I have 10 years of experience in early childhood education, as well as teaching Mandarin in a Canberra language school. I always love a good movie and enjoy many outdoor activities, such as trekking, camping, visiting a beach or kayaking in nearby lakes. Being bilingual, I am passionate about Mawson’s Mandarin Immersion Program.