Preschool Teaching Team


Preschool Teaching Team

Mr Duncan Lawler

Preschool Team leader

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 the Preschool and Kindergarten teams,  I am looking forward to working with students and their families throughout the year.

Duncan Lawler

Email: Duncan.Lawler@ed.act.edu.au

Mrs Watkin

Blue group

I am Mrs Watkin. I have been teaching at Mawson for eight years. I have taught Year One and Year Two as well as Preschool. I have been here to see our school grow from very small to very big in a short time. I have two children. They have taught me a lot about being a great teacher and the amazing role parents play as the first, and life-long, educators of their children. I love to read stories and sing and dance. My favourite author is Julia Donaldson. I love her books and the stories they tell. In my classroom, you will see lots of hands-on learning and hear lots of conversations about all the fun activities we are doing.

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 the Preschool and Kindergarten teams.  I am looking forward to working with students and their families.

Nicole Watkin

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

Ms Stephanie Fairall

Red and Yellow groups

I believe in the innate curiosity and spark of amazement within all children. I have been teaching internationally for over a decade, living in Japan, the UAE, China and Saudi Arabia. I have now moved to Canberra and am fortunate enough to be part of the Mawson Primary School community.  When I’m not teaching, I love to find new parts of Canberra to explore on long walks and am on a quest to find my favourite café in the ACT.  At home I like to read with my rescue cat on my lap.

Stephanie Fairall

Email: Stephanie.Fairall@ed.act.edu.au

Ms Friend

Red and Yellow groups (Wednesdays)

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. I am looking forward to getting to know yours. I love watching children learn through play and on Wednesdays I take the children up to the school library to read stories and experience being part of the Primary School.

Amanda Friend

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

Preschool Support Assistants

Preschool AssistantsGroups
Fiona Xu
Blue and green groups assistants

Fatima Ali

Red and yellow groups assistant

Wen Wei

Lunch Release