Principal Elizabeth Courtois

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Mawson Primary School. Our vision is to be an exemplary bilingual school where everyone is inspired and empowered to do their best. The school celebrates diversity and develops international mindedness and cultural awareness among all members of the community. Mawson is a truly multicultural school, with students and families from many cultures and backgrounds. 68% of our students speak a language other than English.  Mawson Primary School is one of only 3 bilingual schools in the ACT. It is the only public school that offers a Mandarin immersion program. 50% of the curriculum is taught in Mandarin and 50% in English. There are also two mainstream classes in every year level that learn Mandarin for one hour each week.

Our commitment at Mawson Primary School is to create and maintain a safe, happy and student centred environment in which students are inspired to become lifelong learners. Our teachers work in close partnership with students and parents to ensure that everyone has opportunities for success. We aim to support all students to reach their highest level of personal achievement through high quality teaching and learning, self-discipline and responsibility. I am passionate about every student having the right to a quality education and our team constantly work towards ensuring this is the reality. At Mawson we have a team of highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers that use pedagogy based on evidence based best practice. We have a strong partnership with CORWIN and all our teachers regularly participate in high quality professional learning around Visible Learning. We are a Visible Learning school.

At Mawson Primary School we have high expectations for every child's learning and place high importance on their social development, while being immersed in the Mandarin language and culture. I encourage you to contact the office and arrange a time to meet me or the Deputy Principal, Laurel Rodrigues, so we can show you around our wonderful school.

I look forward to meeting with you and your family.


Elizabeth Courtois


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