Ms. Kay Perry


Ms. Kay Perry


Centre for Adult Education

Extra Subject Information:


Position Held at School:

Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Assessor

VCE Subject(s) Teaching:



Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Arts
Diploma of Education
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

Role at TSSM:

Kay has been part of the TSSM team since 2016 offering students an in depth insight into English. Her expertise is evident through the numerous publications that she has achieved in VCE support material and beyond. Kay is a passionate English teacher who has a keen interest in writing VCE resources for students and schools alike.

Teaching Philosophy:

To quote Drew Faust, first female president of Harvard:
"“Higher learning can offer individuals and societies a depth and breadth of vision absent from the inevitably myopic present. Human beings need meaning, understanding, and perspective as well as jobs. The question should not be whether we can afford to believe in such purposes in these times, but whether we can afford not to”.


Short Stories:
“The Maker”, Elbereth, 1984
Book Reviews:
“Jewishness and Selfhood”, Mattoid 44, 1993
“High Quality Gossip”, Mattoid 44, 1993
“Cosmo-Cosmolino”, Mattoid 45, 1995
“Unbearable and Picturesque”: Twin Worlds, Space, 1, 2004
“Religious Poetry” (preparation of a radio script and related materials for the Religious Studies Open University Programme in conjunction with Radio National, 1994)
“History of Flamenco”, Spanish Dance Institute Journal, 1 (1997)
Text Notes to accompany reissue of Ride on Stranger, Bush Studies, Maestro, Harper Collins (2001)
Text Notes for CAE Book Groups on: Summer at Mount Hope, You Gotta Have Balls, Let the Right One In, Two Caravans, Sea Of Poppies, Reading in Bed, The Secret Life of Bees, House Rules, The Help, The Hanging Garden, Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life, Lionel Shriver, Big Brother, Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
“‘Dreary chronicler of the county marriage hunt’? Jane Austen and the resistant reader”, Journal of the Jane Austen Society, Melbourne (2001)
“He Kant Get No Satisfaction, The Rationalist, 2014


Visual arts
Philosophical and religious traditions
Fine dining

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