Senior Coordinator / Humanities Coordinator – Boys’ Section
Cem Huseyin is a graduate of B. Com. (Tas.), Dip Ed. (Melb.) and has been teaching for over twenty-five years in a myriad of schools in both Tasmania and Victoria, in the public as well as the private sectors across Year 7 to Year 12.
In Hobart, he taught in two different schools and he also spent two years in various part-time positions and relief teaching. In Melbourne, he initially taught at one of the Islamic schools and thereafter joined Darul Ulum College in 1999.
His lengthy involvement with the community varied from organising aid to poverty-stricken countries, being an active board member of Islamic organisations and running Islamic classes to adults, all of which is both a source of pride and satisfaction.
Currently employed at Darul Ulum College of Victoria in his nineteenth year, Cem is busy with not only educating students, but changing lives and making a difference.
Nejla (Bushra) Yesilyurt
Senior Coordinator- Secondary Girls' Section
Bushra graduated from RMIT in 2000, completing her Bachelor of Education specializing in both Primary and Secondary Teaching. She began her teaching career as a primary teacher at Darul Ulum College of Victoria in 2001. During her seven years of tenure as a primary teacher she was responsible for leading Early Years Numeracy Department. She then moved from teaching primary levels to secondary level, where she specialized in teaching Mathematics and Psychology. She was part of the dedicated team who worked hard to initiate and establish VCE studies at Darul Ulum College of Victoria. Under the team’s guidance, the school has been successfully implementing the VCE program from 2009. Since then Bushra has productively lead the female sub-school’s VCE department for more than 5 years.
Focusing on the holistic development of students with an integrated Islamic understanding, a teacher support program was implemented at Darul Ulum College of Victoria with emphasis on capacity building for staff development and ensuring that teachers were familiar with sound pedagogy in implementing constructive lessons. In order to successfully implement this program, Bushra completed her training as a school coach in 2010. After completing the program, she worked as a coach and staff trainer for over 3 years before being promoted to the position of a meta coach. Since then, she has been an active meta coach ensuring that new coaches were trained and monitored well to keep the program running successfully. Bushra is currently teaching VCE Mathematics and Psychology. Furthermore, she is involved in multiple roles in the school as a leadership team member. Bushra is a dedicated, resourceful and a passionate educator who has always been there to support students and staff.
Bushra’s philosophy of education emphasises that teachers need to build meaningful relationships with the students and parents to have a positive impact on a student’s life.
Subhani Samanlatha Mohamed Faleel
Senior Coordinator / Assessment Coordinator
Subhani completed her Bachelors of Engineering and worked as a designing engineer prior to her teaching journey at Darul Ulum College. In 2004, she completed her Diploma of Education in Mathematics and Chemistry and joined as a primary teacher to year 1. In 2007, she became the assessment coordinator at the College. She completed her Master’s in Education (Mathematics & Gifted Education as a special subject) in 2008. From 2005 – 2012 she worked as year 4 classroom teacher. In 2013 she became a year 5 & 6 Mathematics teacher and became the primary Mathematics and Science coordinator for Foundation to year 6. In 2015 she developed Common Assessment Standardizing Process for the College as the assessment coordinator while continuing as the year 3-6 Mathematics and Science coordinator. Subhani became the senior coordinator in 2017 to support the senior management with enthusiasm.
To support her role in the school, in 2015 Subhani has been trained as a cognitive coach. Also as the assessment coordinator, Subhani has received ISV training to conduct various assessment tools to identify cognitive deficiencies and dyslexia. In 2016 she has been trained in Instrumental Enrichment through ISV and currently supports staff to establish and run the College’s brain enrichment programs for Foundation to year 6 in the female campus.
Subhani values every student’s capacity and believes in cognitive modifiability to extend current capacity of all students. With systematic approach and building relationships, Subhani believes that students’ learning paths can be modified to explore their untapped potential. Currently she is a part time student of a Psychology (Honors) degree and is passionate about cognitive psychology in education which she believes has strengthened her teaching career with education psychology practices.