Ms. Kathleen Thomas


Ms. Kathleen Thomas


Buckley Park College

Extra Subject Information:


Position Held at School:

Student Learning Leader, VCE Author and VCE Assessor

VCE Subject(s) Teaching:

Global Politics


Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Cinema Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (Cultural and Political Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
Master of Education (Curriculum Leadership)

Role at TSSM:

Kathleen joined the TSSM team in 2018.

Kathleen is a dedicated teacher who is very interested in her students progressing. With over a decade of experience in teaching Politics and English, Kathleen is able to guide the most aspiring students to their full potential. Kathleen's passion for the subject and for teaching is evident through her interactions with students and colleagues alike. As well as presenting exam preparation and head start programs, Kathleen also is an expert writer, producing high quality VCE resources with TSSM.

Teaching Philosophy:

Kathleen believes in individualised and differentiated curriculum in order to meet the needs of all students. Kathleen uses best practice instructional teaching and is constantly reflecting and improving her own practice.


‘Status Update: Using social media platforms in the classroom’, Ethos, Social Education Victoria, March 2012.

‘Understanding the Study Design’ Ethos, Social Education Victoria, May 2013.

‘Effective Note-Taking and Summarising Strategies for VCE Humanities Subjects’ Ethos, Social Education Victoria, August 2013.

‘“What grade would this be?”: Providing meaningful formative feedback in VCE English’, English in Australia, VATE, December 2014.

‘Cambridge Humanities for the Australian Curriculum’, Civic and Citizenship Author Year 7-9, Cambridge University Press Series, 2015.

‘Cambridge Year 10 Economics, Business and Citizenship’, Civic and Citizenship Author, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Teacher Resource Companion: Humanities for the Australian Curriculum”, Civic and Citizenship Author, Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Reading fiction
Being a news junky
Swimming and painting her nails!

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