Year 3 & 4 Learning Team
Mr Duncan Lawler
Years 3 and 4 Executive Teacher
I have been a teacher for over 30 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, riding my bike, love fishing and eating out. As team leader for Year 3/4 I am looking forward to working with students and their families.
Ms Wen Liu
3 MIP - Mandarin Teacher
I’m from Renqiu in northern China, two hours drive from Beijing. I have been teaching at Mawson for 7 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.
Mr Bright Lai
3 MIP - English Teacher
My name is Bright Lai and I am originally from Taiwan. 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 sport such as running and badminton, as well as listening to music/audiobooks and meditation.
Mr Timothy Yap
I am highly passionate about supporting students through their primary school journey. My interests are sports, reading, animals, gardening and spending time down the coast.
Mr Peter Tsirimokos
I’m looking forward to sharing many learning experiences with my students. Some of my hobbies are cooking, going for walks and bouldering.
Mrs Leanne Harrigan
I have been teaching for about 20 years. I lead a busy life with a husband, 3 children and a dog. I have taught all years from Kinder to year 6. I love to teach the students become independent critical thinkers of the future. I like cooking, yoga, reading and walking the dog.
Mrs Amy Mann
4 MIP - Mandarin Teacher
My name is Lixue Mann. 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 outdoors activities, such as trekking, camping, visiting a beach or kayaking in nearby lakes. Being bilingual, I am passionate about Mawson’s Mandarin Immersion Program. I am eager to share my experiences, learn and grow with my year four classes this year.
Miss Candice Liu
4 MIP - English Teacher
As a newly graduated teacher, I feel lucky to be able to learn from the best teachers and students in Canberra. Outside of school I enjoy K-pop dancing, karaoke singing and food adventures.