Lawrence McDonell

Lawrence McDonell


Lawrence is a qualified Primary School Teacher employed by the Department of Education & Communities. His position is provided as part of the partnership between DEC and Panthers on the Prowl. Lawrence has been a full-time teacher for over 10 years, beginning his career as a class teacher at Lethbridge Park Public school. After numerous years involved with student welfare, Positive Behaviour for Learning and administering Rugby League Programs in the Mt Druitt District, Lawrence joined Panthers on the Prowl in 2011. He is qualified to deliver Rock & Water Programs, Circle Time activities and brings a wealth of knowledge across a range of areas related to PDHPE & student welfare.

Most rewarding feature of working at POTP

“I would have to say the most rewarding aspect of working at Panthers on the Prowl is the enthusiasm students and local schools have for the program. The Primary Program serves about 140 students annually. Our programs range from 3 weeks in length up to a full term. We find that schools, teachers & parents are very enthusiastic and supportive of the students that come to Panthers on the Prowl. Most of all the students often find a place where they feel engaged, connected and part of something a bit special.”

Personal Motto

“Most things in life are quite simple but simple does not mean the same as easy.”