The Australian Islamic College understands that the technological world is moving ahead steadily. In order to equip our students with the tools needed to deal with this change after leaving high school, a great emphasis is being placed on the technological development of each student.
Students are familiarised with computing from their early primary years and by high school our students have a high level of skill in computer usage. This allows the student’s to appreciate its important and apparent application in their daily lives, at school, when researching and in their future workplace.
Computer Integration is not just limited to Information Technology subjects. Islamic Studies, Math’s and Science are a few examples of where the College utilises the latest educational software to add variety into the lesson, making learning more interesting and motivational, whilst helping students see the linkage between technology and their secular subjects.
The AIC challenge was to provide each student with their own computer to use during class. Now each student has access to the latest software and programs and works individually in completing their tasks faster with professional teacher assistance.
The AIC Kewdale grounds contain four outside basketball courts and two full sized ovals.There is also a 25-metre swimming pool with eight lanes and eight starting blocks. A 10-metre high colour bond fence surrounds the pool, so that both male and female students can use the facilities without fear of being seen . The pool area also has separate men’s and women’s change rooms. (The swimming pool is currently undergoing major renovations)
Our goal, as educators is to develop lifelong learners who love to read. Reading is crucial to everything we do as active members of society. It helps us earn a living, participate in politics, understand science, care for our families and stay healthy. Reading also fosters our personal growth.
Proudly our Kewdale Campus Library holds over 18,000 books and video tapes. The Library consists of the following areas:
* The Junior section (fiction & non fiction)
* The reference area * Internet research section that consists of 18 computers.
* The High School (fiction & non fiction)
* Teacher Resources
* The Islamic Room that contains a valuable collection of Islamic books both in English and Arabic.
*The Accelerated Reading section that has 12 computers for students to do their reading test.
Reading is a skill. And like every skill, it requires practice. The main idea of the Accelerated Reading Program is based on this fundamental principle that practice improves reading. It combines the power of computer technology and books. It is successful and well liked by the majority of our year 2-7 classes that use it. The result is continuous growth of students’ reading skills and, ultimately, the development of a community of active, fully functioning and highly motivated readers.
The biggest event of the year in the library is the Scholastic Book Fair. It is regarded as both a fundraising activity for our library and an experience that fosters the love of purchasing books and encouraging our youngsters to become responsible buyers. It was most enjoyable watching them come into the library and choose a book or more to buy.
We plan on making the Scholastic Book Fair an annual event, Inshallah.