Principal, Dallas Boys Campus
Fadi Koubar began his journey at Ilim College in 2007 where he assumed the role of an Assistant VCE Coordinator and taught Mathematics and Business Management. In the subsequent years Fadi Koubar moved on to become the VCE Coordinator and the Assistant Vice Principal. After a short absence in 2011 Fadi returned to Ilim College as the Vice Principal and in 2015 he was entrusted to the Principal’s role of the newly established Boys Campus.
Fadi Koubar commenced his teaching career in 1993 where he taught Arabic, Mathematics and Information Technology to Primary and Secondary students. His introduction to leadership started early in his teaching career where he was appointed as a Secondary Coordinator. He then moved onto other roles such as daily organising, timetabling and Deputy Principal for both the Primary and Secondary departments. Fadi has completed post graduate studies in Educational Leadership and Management at Melbourne University.
Fadi believes in the importance of developing and sustaining positive relationships with all stake holders, including the students. Understanding the needs of the youth and valuing their strength and capacity are catalyst in developing the sense of achievement and belief amongst students. Fadi is also a strong advocate of exposing students to new experiences and engaging activities within and outside their own community. Exposure to positive experiences leads to maturity which in turn leads to better habits and success.
Vice Principal, Dallas Boys Campus
Abdurrahman Kuzucu began his journey at Ilim College in 2008 when he was appointed as Business Manager. During his term up till 2015 he was responsible for the development of the College facilities and built environment. During this seven year period the College student numbers increased from 700 to almost 1200, therefore building development began and mushroomed with 6 new buildings constructed.
Abdurrahman Kuzucu began his career in 1993 in the Applied Physics Department at Victoria University. Building on his tertiary studies in the field of Electronic Engineering he completed many courses during his 15 year career at the university. Some major ones include Business Management and a Masters of Education.
Abdurrahman believes that students at secondary level need to have a goal, which leads to dedicated study and planning to achieve their goal. He believes that the staff, student & parent relationship is a partnership to success.
Head of Student Management, Dallas Boys Campus
Andrew Turcinovich graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Masters degree in 2013.
Since beginning his teacher career at Ilim College in 2010, Andrew has primarily been teaching VCE Psychology and English across most year levels.
For the past two years, Andrew has been the year 12 Level Manager, and in 2015 was appointed Head of Teaching and Learning at the new Boys campus.
Andrew’s philosophy on teaching is based on the notion of life-long learning, where the role of the teacher is to instill a passion for learning in students. Furthermore, Andrew believes that the classroom provides a unique opportunity to mould and develop young minds – enabling students to broaden their horizons and to reflect on important issues in a deep and meaningful way.
Head of Teaching & Learning , Dallas Boys Campus
Possessing a passion in achieving success, only surpassed by the mindset for educating the future, Hassan Mansour is a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven educator with a solid commitment in developing the social and academic needs of every child.
Hassan has an insatiable curiosity for the world and learning new things, as demonstrated by the many years he has spent studying social sciences, history and literature. His twelve years’ experience in education, predominantly in areas such as VCE English and History, allows him to view the proffering of education as a constant evolution, forever refining his pedagogies, leadership skills and teaching practices.
For past six years, Hassan has been leading the secondary department; in 2013 he was appointed the Head of Student Services and Teacher Mentoring Coordinator, and his new role as the Head of Teaching and Learning will enable him to continue to contribute to a culture of commitment, dedication and ambition. Through his application of his extensive leadership experience and high level of understanding of contemporary thought and practice, Hassan will continue to lead Ilim College in developing an educational environment that encourages excellence, promotes student centered learning and caters for the needs of the 21st century learner.