All our teachers are passionate about God and actively serving in their local church. Whilst holding the necessary teaching qualifications, the greater emphasis is on having a heart for educating young people.
B. Ed Teaching English to Young Learners,
M. Ed Teaching English as a second language
Julia is a professional educator with eight years of experience teaching primary and tertiary level students. Her passion for sowing into the lives of young people continues to be reflected in her church life – she has been serving in Acts Kids (the children ministry of Acts Church) for nine years, and currently leads the Curriculum team. At home, she’s a dedicated mum to Zach and husband Tek Yan.
Having gone through the local education system herself, she came to realise that something key was missing. “I grew up in a school where success overrides values. But now I realise that a passion for people is more important than success,” she says.
That realisation birthed a desire to be part of a school that would truly make a difference. Victory Academy is that school – a school that builds bright minds whilst nurturing Godly values; where teachers share their lives and knowledge, and where every single child is loved as God loves.
B. Bus Accounting & Finance,
M. Bus International Business, CPA Australia
Joy is a dynamic and experienced educator in tertiary education, having spent five years lecturing in Accounting, Banking and Finance. Prior to that, Joy worked in the audit and commercial sector.
Joy has been faithfully serving as a key leader in Acts Church since 2000. She and husband Kean Sing have two beautiful daughters – Odelia and Theodora.
When Joy first heard about Victory Academy, she was immediately keen to be a part of it. She strongly believes that the experience gained throughout her career has been preparing her for her God-given role at Victory. “Through Victory, I have a chance to provide quality education with a purpose, and with a mission, to see lives changed and won into God’s kingdom,” she says.
Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Media Innovation
A media professional and educator with a passion for young people, Jack has been involved in youth development for the past twelve years. His experience includes ten years in youth development organisation Asian Youth Ambassadors and two years managing communications, and then later teaching, at two premier learning institutions.
Jack has been a key leader in Acts Church since 2004, and serves faithfully as one of the pastors of the church alongside his wife Dr Jill and two sons, Judah and Ezra.
Having always enjoyed being around young people and providing guidance for their life decisions, Jack decided to leave his successful media career for teaching – and he’s never looked back since. He believes that Victory Academy has what it takes to bring an impact of change to the community, and also become a model school. “Academics is important, but what happens during a lesson as well as outside the classroom are equally important,” he says.
Bachelor of Arts (English Language Studies)
Michelle has four years of teaching experience at tertiary level, and is a gifted and engaging communicator. She’s also a faithful team leader in Acts Kids, having served seven years in the ministry. Additionally, Michelle is a long- standing volunteer with a community transformation initiative in Kampung Muhibbah, where she gives free weekly free tuition classes to children from lower-income families.
It has always been her dream to teach children, and she believes that God instilled that passion in her ever since she was a child. Through Victory Academy she’s excited to live out her calling – to help every child discover their true value and worth, and to reach their fullest potential.