Head of School - Boys' Section
Abdullah commenced his teaching career in 2001. In terms of his educational pathways, after having completed his schooling in Australia, he completed a double degree in Islamic Theology / Islamic Sciences and Arabic language in Damascus. He has also obtained an Ijaza in Hadeeth from the late renowned scholar, Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi. Prior to that, he had completed the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an in Pakistan.
Upon his return to Australia, he completed a Diploma in Secondary Education and in 2008, he completed his Masters of Education.
Abdullah occupied a range of leadership roles since he commenced his career at Darul Ulum College whereby he initially coordinated the Arabic Department, the Islamic Studies Department and thereafter the VCE Department. He also served as the senior secondary level coordinator for few years. Since 2016, he has been assigned the rather challenging yet engaging role of Head of School for the male wing of the College.
In addition to his role at the College, he has also participated in delivering presentations on a range of topics in conferences at a national and international scale. On a voluntary basis, he also periodically assists the leadership team of Fawkner mosque in delivering the Friday sermons and leading the prayers.
In realising the importance of nurturing and facilitating for children’s needs in both realms, academically and spiritually, Abdullah’s passion is to delve into the values and practices outlined in Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) biography to illustrate the interconnectedness between mind, spirit and contemporary pedagogy. The aim of this passion is to foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and positive citizenship.
Mouna Said Abdelhay
Head of Secondary School - Girls' Section
Phone 03 9355 6800
Mouna‘s career in education began with a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne in 1998, after having completed a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree. With opportunities to teach in various secondary schools, independent and state, offered through the intensive diploma course and various job offers, Mouna was passionate about working in Islamic schools. With the added challenge of being part of the newly established Darul Ulum College in 1998, her career aspirations were clearly met at the College.
Embarking on various challenging roles at the College ranging from Secondary Curriculum Officer, Mathematics, Science and level coordinator, Mouna had the opportunity to gain experience in various dimensions of the teaching career. Her Master in Education gained in 2011, focused on Environmental Science Education, Leadership and Administration, further enhanced her educational qualifications. Prior to becoming the Head of Secondary College in 2015, Mouna was engaged as the Secondary Staff Coach and Trainer, capitalizing on her training in that field.
Mouna’s educational philosophy revolves around nurturing proud individuals who understand the power of education, strive to attain their full potential and consequently display a positive representation of their community.
Head of School (Primary - Girls)
Phone 03 9355 6800
Rakia Chebib completed her Bachelor of Education Degree at Deakin University in 1995. She began teaching year 4 students at DUCV in its early stages in 1998. Over the 20 years of committed service to DUCV, Rakia’s passion in making a difference for children in education led her to undertake various key roles at the College.
In particular, Rakia specialised in the establishment and implementation of reading, literacy and numeracy programs for early and middle years in primary. She has been at the forefront in training and providing support to staff as the Early Years Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator and Reading Intervention support coordinator as well as a Cognitive Coach. Rakia also taught at secondary level as an English and Humanities teacher in 2001 -2002.
Rakia’s knowledge, organisational and management skills led her to undertake the role of Primary Senior Coordinator and has since been appointed Head of Primary School. Rakia believes that all students have the capacity to learn and can show improvement given the right support, knowledge and skills. In her role as a Head of School, she works towards strengthening student, teacher and parent partnerships in an effort to facilitate success for all students.
Rakia is committed to researching practices that introduce innovative and creative teaching tools to enrich the learning experiences of all students.