Year 5 / 6 & LSU Teaching 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

Email: Fenella.Glynn@ed.act.edu.au

Ms Joanne Liu

5MIP 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

Email:  Joanne.Liu@ed.act.edu.au

Mr Lachlan Griffin

5MIP 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 caravanning.

Lachlan Griffin

Email: Lachlan.Griffin@ed.act.edu.au

Mrs Leanne Harrigan

5/6H

I have been teaching for over 20 years. I lead a busy life with a husband, 3 children and a dog. I love to teach Year 5 and 6 and helping the students become independent critical thinkers of the future. I like cooking, yoga, reading and walking the dog.

Leanne Harrigan

Email: Leanne.Harrigan@ed.act.edu.au

Mrs Jennifer Thomas

5/6T

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

Email:  Jennifer.Thomas@ed.act.edu.au

Mrs Constance Chen

6MIP 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

Email:  Constance.Chen@ed.act.edu.au

Mrs Olivia Leonard

6MIP English Teacher

I have been teaching in the LSU and it is my 8th year at Mawson! My aim for my teaching career is to instil a love of learning in all children so that they will always be life long learners. Outside of school I love to go on walks. I have a baby boy, a dog and a cat and I love to do puzzles.

Olivia Leonard

Email: Olivia.Leonard@ed.act.edu.au

Learning Support Unit (LSU)

Katherine Burns

Role: LSU Teacher

My name is Katherine Burns and I teach in the LSU. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I love helping my students to learn, grow and achieve their best. I try to create as many opportunities as I can to nurture my students’ curiosity and develop a love of learning. My free time is spent with my family, going for runs and walking my dog Flossy.

Katherine Burns

Email: Katherin.Burns@ed.act.edu.au