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.

Duncan Lawler


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.

Wen Liu


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.

Bright Lai


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.

Timothy Yap


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.

Peter Tsirimokos


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.

Leanne Harrigan


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.

Amy Mann


Mrs Fiona Stevenson

4 MIP -  English Teacher

I have been teaching for over 29 years! 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.

Fiona Stevenson