Heads of Learning

Updated October 2018
  • Mohammed Azim

    Head of English Secondary Teacher English 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
  • Joseph Vella

    Timetabler and SEQTA Lead Secondary Teacher Years 7 - 10 Math Coordinator Year 10B1 Homegroup Teacher Phone 03 9407 7028 Email Joseph

    Joseph "Joe" Vella is the Timetabler at the College. He also looks after certain aspects of SEQTA, our school intranet solution.

    His teaching role this year is Mathematics in the junior secondary area. He has taught Science and Information Technology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University majoring in Biochemistry and Immunology. He completed a Graduate Diploma of Education from Australian Catholic University majoring in Science and Religious Education. Joe also has a Graduate Diploma of Business Computing from Victoria University. He has had extensive teaching experience in the junior secondary level of education.

    Joe has always held postilions of responsibility. He was a subject coordinator of Mathematics and Information Technology. He has also overseen computer networks, and administered reporting systems. He has seen the growth of the Information Technology area from small clusters of computers to computers being used by all students. The main sector he has worked in has been in Catholic Education.

    Al Siraat is the first Islamic school Joe has worked at. He thoroughly enjoys teaching the students at Al Siraat College and thrives on working in a growing school. He has found the staff and parents extremely approachable and hopes to continue to use his expertise to help the school further develop and grow.

    Joseph Vella
  • Hend Eissa

    Head of Humanities Year 9G2 Homegroup Teacher Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Hend

    Hend Eissa
  • Musaab Rawasia

    Head of Science (Secondary) Science/Chemistry Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Musaab

    Musaab is currently the Head of Science at Al Siraat College. He completed his Bachelor of Science from Monash University, and then decided to pursue a Postgraduate dip ed from Latrobe University.

    He has taught at Darul Ulum College of Victoria and Aitken College (both located in Melbourne), before moving overseas to pursue teaching in Dubai for 2 years. He has been at Al Siraat since the start of the 2018 schooling year.

    Musaab Rawasia
  • 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
  • Layal Tannous

    Head of PE/Sport PE/Health Year 11G1 Homegroup Teacher Phone 03 9407 7018 Email Layal

    Layal Tannous
  • Amir Tariq

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

    Amir Tariq
  • Maryam Omer

    Quran Co-ordinator Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Maryam

    Maryam Omer