Ms Debbie Thompson
Ms Debbie Thompson

BEd(PE) Rusden

Growing up in a family that valued physical activity and sport, Debbie Thompson spent her youth balancing studies with a variety of sporting commitments, particularly Tennis. This fostered a love of fitness and physical activity that naturally steered her into studies in Physical Education and Health.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Education, with Majors in Physical Education and Health, Debbie has spent her 30 year teaching career in girls’ education. Over these three decades, Debbie has developed a strong commitment to enabling every girl who wants to participate in a sporting team the opportunity to do so, regardless of ability. “I am passionate about engendering in our students a lifelong love of physical activity and health literacy,” Debbie explains.

Debbie has co-authored the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Trial Examination for Units 3 & 4 Health and Human Development (2012) and has been a Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) marker.

Paramount to her work as an educator, Debbie believes providing a safe and inclusive learning environment, focussing on developing resilient, creative and adaptable young woman is imperative, along with creating classrooms that challenge and extend every student to achieve their full potential, while developing in each girl a love of learning and desire to succeed.