Mohammed Azim, Head of English and Teacher Mentor at Al Siraat College based in Melbourne has been recognised in The Educator Magazine’s Third Annual Hot List of 2017. 

The Educator is Australia’s only magazine for the most senior educational professionals and decision makers. The Educator Magazine works with some of the world’s most high-profile business schools and leading education executives from around the globe.

Mohammed Azim is the only Muslim educator from an Islamic School around Australia who has made it to the prestigious list of the Top 50 of Australian Educators for 2017.

His citation reads as follows:

Mohammed Azim is a hard-working and dedicated teacher whose career spans three decades. Having taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, his influence has not been limited to the school environment, but extends to the wider community. 

For the past four years, Azim has collaborated with Moreland City Council’s Oxygen Youth Centre in Melbourne to offer free holiday English Master Classes for students unable to afford classes run by other providers. It’s a program that has seen hundreds of students obtain their Victorian Certificate of Education and achieve good marks.

Mohammed Azim has received a number of national awards which included the prestigious National Excellence in Teacher Award and AITSL’s Commendation for Teacher Leadership Award. 

As a proud Australian citizen who is Muslim by faith, he sees his task as one of ensuring his students practicing the faith of Islam are taught Australian values as well as the universal values of peace, tolerance and acceptance. Mohammed Azim is also a strong advocate of interfaith initiatives.

This year – The Educator was inundated with excellent nominations from across Australia which made the process of selecting 50 educators rather arduous for the team. Nevertheless, the selection committee has chosen the best and offers you an insight into their work in the latest edition of The Educator magazine.

The 50 education professionals honoured this year are from around the country who have continued undertaking outstanding work in the name of ensuring all students have the highest quality educational experiences possible.