Year 5 & 6 Learning Team

Ms Fenella Glynn

Year  5 and 6 Executive Teacher

I have taught from preschool through to Year 6 and am passionate about literacy and visible learning and advocate that all students know what they are learning, how they are going and where to next. I have a Border Collie called River who I love to take for bush walks around Canberra. I grew up down the coast and often visit my family and go surfing on the weekends.

Fenella Glynn


Ms Alicia  Brown


My name is Alicia Brown and I have been teaching at Mawson for 4 years. 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.

Alicia Brown


Ms Joanne Liu

5 MIP Mandarin Teacher

I was born in Beijing and educated in China and Australia. I am a bilingual teacher and I have taught in private and public schools in NSW, the ACT and Beijing in both secondary and primary sectors for over 18 years. I am passionate about languages, numeracy and literacy in particular creative writing. My wider interests are science, history, politics, medicinal food and brain plasticity.

Joanne Liu


Simon Sher

5  MIP English Teacher

My name is Simon Sher and this is my second year at Mawson Primary. I come from Melbourne and I am a native Cantonese speaker. It is my passion to teach Mathematics and see students grow in their learning. I enjoy playing basketball and watching movies.

Simon Sher


Mr Lachlan Griffin

6 MIP English Teacher

My name is Lachlan Griffin and I began teaching in 2012 after a public service career. I have taught in remote aboriginal communities in Darwin and inner city Melbourne, rural Victoria and NSW. I enjoy family time, gardening and dragon boat racing.

Lachlan Griffin


Mrs Constance Chen

6 MIP Mandarin Teacher/ Mandarin Executive Teacher

I am from Taipei, Taiwan and I am the Mandarin Executive Teacher. I am passionate about teaching. My favourite foods include spaghetti, steak and dumplings, and my favourite colour is red. I aim to provide quality teaching and create a positive, safe and engaging learning environment where each student is a cooperative, curious, creative, motivated, persistent, resilient and a risk taker in their learning.

Constance Chen


Mrs Jennifer Thomas

6 T

I have a passion for reading, meeting up with friends for a cuppa, exploring new places and bush walking. I think that there is something very special about the colour navy blue and I'm a lover of golden retriever dogs. I enjoy rowing in regattas. My focus is enriching students' knowledge of safe and respectful learning practices as they experience and enjoy their final primary school year.

Jennifer Thomas