Principal, Kiewa Campus 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, Kiewa Campus Campus
Done began her journey at Ilim College in 2014, in the role of a mentor teacher of Islamic Studies, Personal and Social Development, Science, Biology and Psychology at the Girls Campus. She also had roles as Domain Head of the Islamic Studies and Science departments. In 2018 she was entrusted with the role of Vice Principal (Curriculum) at the Boys Campus.
Done worked in a medical science labarotory for a couple of years before she went on to extend her knowledge of scientific research through the completion of an Honours and Doctoral research degree. She then worked as a post-doctoral research scientist in the areas of type-two diabetes and bone cancer at the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, respectively, until 2009, during which time she was actively involved in the training of Honours students in their research projects. Done then moved into academia at the University of Melbourne, where she spent two years actively involved in the education of students in the subject of Biochemistry. After two years in academia, she took time off work for family duties, during which she persued her passion in mentoring young Muslim girls, which she still continues today. In 2014, she decided to work more actively in the education of Muslim youth and joined the Ilim College family as a teacher.
Done believes that the most effective education for success is one that combines both academic learning programs that are engaging and cater for the specific developmental stages, learning capabilities and individual learning needs of students, and Islamic learning programs that wwill enable our boys to grow and develop in their knowledge and application of their Deen.
VCE Coordinator, Kiewa Campus 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. In 2017, he became the Head of Student Management and moven onto be the 2018 VCE Coordinator.
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 Student Management, Kiewa Campus Campus
Imran’s educational background is Economics and Business. He spent his post university years working in in Sales and Marketing related fields with many of his roles involving training of staff. His professional experience involves working with some large organsiations locally as well as in the Arabian Gulf region.
During his professional career Imran has held many leadership roles which include Managing Director, Head of Corporate Marketing and International Sales Manager. Imran began his journey into education in 2011, when he returned to university to complete a Post Graduate Diploma of Education. More recently he has undertaken studies at Melbourne University toward completing a Master of TESOL.
Before joining Ilim College, Imran worked at an Australian School in Abu Dhabi where he successfully fulfilled various senior leadership roles. He has also worked in adult education as well as the public school sector in Australia.
Imran aims to make a positive impact on the lives of every student he meets. His long-term vision is to assist Ilim College toward becoming a top flight Victorian school which can compete successfully against the best schools in the state.