Heads of Learning

Updated February 2019
  • Mohammed Azim

    Head of English (Secondary) Year 12A Homegroup Teacher Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Mohammed

    MEd (Deakin), BEd (USP), GCEdR (Monash), DipHEng (UK), CTESL (USP), DipBusAc (UK), DipCounseling (NSW), DipEdEv (USP), Cert.ITEP (Canada)

    Mr Mohammed Azim is currently the Head of English at Al Siraat College. He is also the Instructional Coach for teachers in secondary school. Prior to joining Al Siraat College, Mr Mohammed Azim was an English Lecturer/Curriculum Developer at Monash University's English Language Centre. He has taught VCE English, Language, EAL & Literature for over 14 years as well. He has been in the teaching profession for the past 30 years and has worked in various capacities like Head of English & Humanities, Counsellor, Senior Coordinator, Head of Teaching & Learning, Curriculum Developer, Educational Leadership and Administration Adviser, Discipline Coordinator and PD Trainer in primary, secondary and tertiary educational sectors. He is also an exam assessor for external exams through VCAA – Assessment Administration Unit.

    Mr Mohammed Azim was honoured by the Teaching Australia – Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for National Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award in 2009. In 2011, Mr Mohammed Azim was the first Muslim teacher ever to win the National Excellence in Teaching Awards supported by the Australian Scholarship Group. He was declared as one of the teachers in the Top 10 teachers of Australia in 2011. The awards did not end here as Mohammed Azim was recognised for his outstanding service and contribution in education once again by being named in the 2017 HOT LIST OF TOP 50 AUSTRALIAN EDUCATORS by the prestigious The Educator magazine.

    Mr Mohammed Azim has a passion for action research in the areas of teacher quality, discipline, educational administration and leadership, teaching and learning pedagogies, assessment for success and innovative ways of teaching English. Currently, he teaches English at Year 9, 11 & 12 levels. Apart from teaching, he is actively involved in many community initiatives and activities that deals with families and youths.

    Mr Mohammed Azim is an advocate of the motto that ‘We rise by lifting others’. This is his passion and mission at Al Siraat College.

    Mohammed Azim
  • Wayne Semmens

    Head of Maths (Secondary) Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Wayne

    Wayne Semmens
  • Naga Thaya

    Head of Science (Secondary) Year 11G1 Homegroup Teacher Biology Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Naga

    Naga Thaya
  • Suffian Amin

    Head of Art and Technology Technology/Electives Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Suffian

    MEd (Curriculum & Teaching), PGDEd, BEng (Hons)

    Suffian Amin is the Head of Art at Al Siraat College. He began his teaching career in Singapore and taught GCSE Design & Technology (D&T). Prior to his appointment at Al Siraat College, Suffian held the position of Year Head and Subject Head at the school.

    Suffian is very passionate on design education and its role in promoting critical and creative thinking in students. He was actively involved in curriculum planning and professional development of D&T educators with Ministry of Education and Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education) in Singapore. In 2014, Suffian wrote a chapter, “The Nature of Intuition in Design” in a book “Disciplinary Intuitions and the Design of Learning Environment (Lim, 2014)”. In addition, he co-wrote a paper titled ‘Experiential Design – insights into its focus’ in 2011.

    Suffian moved to Melbourne in 2014 in pursuit of a new challenge. He believes that education is a pivotal enabler for social mobility and that every child can learn. He is very happy to be part of the Al Siraat community and looks forward to nurturing and moulding the bright and young minds in our school.

    Suffian graduated with Master of Education specialising in Curriculum and Teaching, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

    Suffian Amin
  • Daniel Saleh

    Head of PE Phone 03 9407 7013 Email Daniel

    Daniel Saleh studied Physical Education/ Health at RMIT for 5 years. His interests are being physically active, eating nutritious foods, exploring new sites and learning new things.

    Daniel joined Al Siraat Collage in 2012 and has established our Physical Education department. He organised sports days, fundraisers, walk/ride to school days, inviting famous sporting players to Al Siraat and getting involved in interschool sports. He has also started an after school soccer program called "One Ummah, Soccer Academy of Excellence".

    He is enthusiastic, energetic, competitive, and a caring and respectful teacher. Daniel promotes appreciation of school among students and to take Physical Education as a privilege of learning in a fun and practical way. The goals, which he strives towards, are to pass on his knowledge to future generations so they can use and apply what they have learnt in school and the future.

    When Daniel was at High School, his Physical Education teacher was very highly respected by all students, parents and teachers, and was a great role model, which influenced him to become a Physical Education teacher himself. Creating a safe and positive environment for students to enjoy school and encourage them to always try their best at anything they do is a goal that he will try to accomplish to the best of his ability.

    Daniel Saleh
  • Maryam Omer

    Quran Co-ordinator Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Maryam

    Maryam Omer
  • Amir Tariq

    Head of LOTE Arabic/Islamic Studies Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Amir

    Amir Tariq