Ms. Clare Mackie


Ms. Clare Mackie


Haileybury College

Extra Subject Information:


Position Held at School:

Head of English, VCE Author and Debating Coordinator

VCE Subject(s) Teaching:



Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English)
Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)
Graduate Diploma of Education (English)

Role at TSSM:

Clare has been a valuable member of the TSSM team since 2017.

Clare is a passionate English teacher who loves helping students achieve there best possible study scores in English. Her enthusiasm for the subject is obvious and to her students it is infectious, helping them build their passion for the subject also. We are glad That Clare is part of the TSSM team.

At TSSM Clare is a brilliant teacher who presents revision classes and plays an important role in writing VCE resources used by students and teachers alike.

Teaching Philosophy:

Clare is a believer in the power of student self-efficacy, that students who develop self belief will ultimately achieve their best possible outcome. She also encourages hard work and diligence, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of life. Finally, she encourages students to think critically and creatively, and to try to ignore doubt and worries about right and wrong, as this depth of reflection is what leads to insightful and unique analysis and discussion.


In her spare time Clare enjoys reading, and is an avid binge watcher of television shows that are missed during term time. She also enjoys playing netball and working out to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

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