Leadership Team

Mr. Stephen Zahra

Secondary School Principal
Western Australian Program Coordinator

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation, UK
  • The Association of Managers and Administrators, UK
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary): Mathematics and Science, University of New England, Armidale
  • TEFL International TESOL Certification
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • DP Mathematical Studies SL Cat.1 (2018)
  • DP Administrator Cat.1 (2018)
  • DP Coordination Cat.1 (2019)
  • DP Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches Cat.1 (2019)
  • Workshop on Supporting K-10 EAL/D learners in Western Australian Curriculum in Malaysia (2019)
  • Workshop on Improving Student Performance in EAL/D Years 11 and 12 ATAR in Malaysia (2019)
  • Workshop on WACE Mathematics in Malaysia (2019)
  • IB ASEAN Education Workshop on Developing Lifelong Learners through IB Education (2019)
  • Workshop on IB Higher Education Forum (2019)
  • As a mathematics teacher I always like to remind the students “You will only learn Maths by ‘doing’ not by watching”.

Ms. Tran Thi To Nhu

Primary Vice Principal
WASS's Head of Academic Support Department

  • American International Institute of Management and Technology, USA
  • Certificate of Designing and Leading Learning Systems, USA
  • American International Institute of Education, USA
  • Bachelor of Literature (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Certificate of Pedagogy (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • IBED Approaches to learning Cat. 3 (2019)
  • DP Language A: Vietnamese Literature Mixed Cat. 1 & 2 (2019)
  • Workshop on Supporting K-10 EAL/D learners in Western Australian Curriculum in Malaysia (2019)
  • IB ASEAN Education Workshop on Developing Lifelong Learners through IB Education (2019)
  • “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time”. (Rabindranath Tagore)

Ms. Le Thi Huong Thuy

Secondary and High School Vice Principal

  • Bachelor of English language – Hue University of Education
  • The degree of Advanced Politics and State Management
  • Certificate of Secondary school’s Principal
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • 15 years experience in public school administration
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller

Mr. Riaan O'Brien

Secondary School Vice Principal

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation, UK
  • The Association of Managers and Administrators, UK
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education, Rochville University, Texas State
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • TAE Australia – Certificate IV in training and Assessment
  • DP Administrator Cat.1 (2018)
  • DP Managing the Extended Essay Cat.3 (2019)
  • “Making mistakes is not a good thing, however, I often remind my students that this is a normal part of any learning process. Therefore, finding good solutions is more important than focusing on the mistakes.”

Mr. Tran Quoc Bao

Principal Assistant
IBDP Coordinator

  • MSc Water Resources Management, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
  • MA TESOL, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • Facilitating learners’ autonomy is the core of education
  • DP Theory of Knowledge Cat. 1 (2017)
  • DP Counselling Cat.1 (2018)
  • DP Coordination Cat. 1 (2018)
  • DP Coordination Cat. 2 (2019)
  • Workshop on Improving Student Performance in EAL/D Years 11 and 12 ATAR in Malaysia (2019)
  • World Scholar Cup Debate Adjudicator in Sydney Global Round and Tournament of Champion in Yale (2019)
  • Workshop on IB Higher Education Forum (2019)
  • Nobel Prize Teacher Summit Conference 2019: Climate change changes everything (Sweden, scholarship award)

Ms. Catherine Koch

Principal Assistant

  • Tesol Certification, Global Tesol College
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario
  • DP The roles of Librarian Cat.3 (2017)
  • World Scholar Cup Debate Adjudicator in Sydney Global Round and Tournament of Champions in Yale (2019)
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)

Ms. Vo Thi Huu Hanh

Kindergarten Principal

  • Children Acquiring Literacy Naturally, USA
  • American International Institute of Education, USA
  • Bachelor of Pre-School Pedagogy, Saigon University
  • Certificate in Australian International Education (AEI)
  • Completed the training program of education management, The National College of Education Ho Chi Minh City
  • Completed the training program of the United States Preschool Association
  • PYP Play-based learning Cat. 3 (2019)
  • “Education does not simply come from teaching, it is also from life.”