Kewdale Primary School

Principal’s Message

A warm WELCOME to Australian Islamic College, Kewdale (Primary Campus)

We at Australian Islamic College make continuous efforts to realize the vision and mission of AIC by nurturing Islamic values, inquiring, creative, and positive forward looking minds. Alhamdulillah, today, Australian Islamic College is not only a school but indeed a place of constant purpose with intense dedication and strong faculty, an icon of Muslim community in Perth. We have students from 58 languages from all around the world.

The school’s moto of “academic excellence & Islamic values for children’s successes in this life and the hereafter” underpins all activities in the school. Daily morning assembly is a part of school culture. Through theme of the week and school values we promote a culture of tolerance and harmony, love and respect, citizenship and leadership, and a spirit to learn and contribute as a good Muslim and law abiding citizen of Australia. The school strives to nurture the potential of every child, enhancing their knowledge, skills and wellbeing and promoting a positive and healthy approach to learning and life.

Celebrating students’ success is a part of school culture. Students are regularly rewarded for their achievements. Religious functions, Quran recitation competitions, Azan competitions, Meritorious NAPLAN awards, Spelling Bee Competition, Sports Medallion awards, inter classes Basket Ball Championship awards, Citizenship, Aussie of the Month and Meritorious Academic awards at the end of terms have been the main events of school.

Alhamdulillah our school provides an exceptional standard of education to children. We offer the WA ACARA Curriculum with nationally benchmarked assessment procedures. We are committed to offer real creative depth as well as academic breadth in the quality of our curriculum and teaching for 21st century classroom. Students and staff are involved in a wide range of events and activities and celebrate many successes. Our teachers are committed to excellence in daily teaching and learning practices with a continuing focus on pupils’ learning. We are a forward thinking school that sees every young person as an individual, with individual needs and talents.

School is dedicated and plans on regular basis for the spiritual uplift of the kids. School has strong faculty for Religion & Quran Studies. Students are regularly guided and supported with structured lessons for Quran recitation, meaning of selected verses and Quran memorization. Students are regularly taught about the life and teaching of Prophet (PBUH). Arabic studies is compulsory for upper primary students.

The school places significant emphasis on the building of strong foundations in literacy and numeracy. Our NAPLAN results are excellent. On every measure our school is always been above the state mean and compatible to national averages.

We are committed to embed Information and Communication Technologies in teaching and learning. The use of iPads in classroom has been promoted and encouraged. The classrooms have well-resourced ICT facilities, including interactive white boards, Apple TV and computers. We have ongoing commitment for ICT integration across all learning areas and it has been a focus of curriculum planning and delivery, Alhamdulillah.

The school regularly provides professional development opportunities to teachers.  School has provided state of the art Professional Development Portal APPRETIO for teachers & principals to update and enhance their professional skills, cooperation and collaboration on steady basis.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is the need for the students of ‘today’ to embrace the learning that will be needed for them not only to survive but thrive in their future. We need to be producing students that show initiative and are innovative. We want students to think critically, creatively and globally. At school we plan to fully embrace this concept by ensuring our students have opportunities to experience and engage with the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Teachers are developing program that allows our students to engage with technology, think outside the square, learn a new skill, be a philanthropist and have authentic student voice. Staff are very excited! We are developing partnerships with Scientists, Sister Schools, and those who work within these fields. We will start small but watch this space — as BIG things will certainly develop.

We place great emphasis on the students’ wellbeing, extra-curricular activities and sports. All our students are encouraged to find something that is of interest. Our students learn thrill of challenge and competition, the importance of teamwork and a sense of accomplishment.

We encourage parents to get involved in school life. From fundraiser to Thursday Free Breakfast for students, Loose Parts to Sports Carnival; Parents & Friend Association is connected to school.

Sincerely,

Br. Mohammed Nazar Khan
Principal Primary
khan@aic.wa.edu.au

Staff at Kewdale Primary

Staff Profile

Australian Islamic College, Kewdale (Primary Campus) has a Principal, Curriculum Coordinators and Behaviour Coordinator with an ACARA & WA Curriculum focus, who make up the leadership team. The school has strong faculty of 49 personal with 36 Teachers, 11 Education Assistants and a Librarian that values the opportunity for all students to flourish within our innovative and caring environment. The teaching and learning program is implemented by our highly professional teachers and support staff who work in collaborative Professional Learning Teams to provide a stimulating and challenging environment. The School has Islamic Religion Department which implements Islamic Curriculum that includes Tajweed, Recitation of Quran, Quran Memorization and Islamic Studies.

The Principal has line management of all Primary teachers direct and through year level coordinators.  The Principal is responsible for management of all programs and systems in the school but has a particular focus on training and development, implementation of new programs and curricula and implementing the teaching and learning improvement identified in the School Strategic Plan & School Operational Plan.

The Curriculum and Behaviour Coordinators have line management of all the teachers. The Curriculum Coordinators works in partnership with the Principal in all areas of the school management processes but have a particular focus in improved Teaching & Learning practices in classrooms, Students at Risk, and general Wellbeing of the students. Curriculum Coordinators also provide support to staff members through pedagogical change processes.

Staff work collaboratively as a whole and within Learning Area. We have THREE Learning Areas: Early Years, Middle Primary and Upper Primary. A range of key programs operate throughout the school with a strong commitment to Literacy and Numeracy excellence. Specialist programs operating in the school include Islamic Religion Curriculum, Physical Education, Remedial Support, Intensive English, Art, Design & Digital Technology and implementation of STEM across all the curriculum areas.

Administration Structure is as follows:

Principal: Br. Mohammed Nazar Khan

Curriculum Coordinators: Sr Samia Bokhari & Sr Donia Albagdadi

Students’ Wellbeing & Behaviour: Sr Nuria Ushoroff

Coordinators:

Religion:  Sh Abdullah Haffejee

Early Childhood: Sr Suhailah Nasi Uddin

Year 1: Sr Tamara Beck

Year 2: Sr Mavis Heng

Year 3: Sr Partibha Bhalla

Year 4: Sr Sahar Wahab

Year 5: Sr Zakia Parveen

Year 6: Sr Suman Rai

    Kewdale Primary School- Parents & Friends

    As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu

    Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings

    The ‘Parents & Friends’ is open to all parents and friends of the Australian Islamic College Primary School community.

    P&F meetings are a great place to find out what is happening in the school, gain a better understanding about school policies and activities, make a comment, raise a concern or ask a question, and get to know other parents in our school community.

    At AIC Kewdale Primary, the P&F and the school have a very close and positive relationship. The P&F is one avenue you may like to explore to support the school in making AIC Primary School an even better place for your children and our students.

    At AIC Kewdale Primary the aim of P & F is to:

    • Connect with each other socially and with the school
    • Contribute to their children school activities
    • Create opportunities to get together and be involved in the school community 
    • Build and strengthen community spirit and enhance communication within our family involvement in the AIC School community.
    • Exchange ideas on current issues
    • Give back through volunteering time and expertise
    • Promote a positive learning and social environment;
    • Act as a liaison between the school and parents;
    • Support Class Representatives;
    • Provide a forum for parents to find out what is happening and what is planned for the school;
    • Raise funds to provide services, facilities and equipment for the school;
    • Support school services including the Uniform shop, School canteen and school vegetable garden
    • Supporting school graduation
    • Provide support and advice to the Principal and Executive team;

    Any parent/carer is welcome to participate as a member of the P&F. Nominations take place annually at the P&F Annual General Meeting. All parents, staff and any other members of the school community are welcome to attend the meetings.

    Parents can come to the classroom to assist with activities like reading, art, Physical Education and many other things. Parents can involve in the curriculum and learning and teaching at the school by

    • participation in discussions about these areas
    • attending parent information sessions organised by the school
    • attending parents meeting held once per term
    • individual appointment with the teachers
    • attending workshops e.g. social media, better parenting, managing challenging children etc. by external speakers organised by school.

    Parents can share this information with the whole school community and can build on this by asking those parents who have little or no involvement to get involved in one of these areas and thereby building a school community that is active and involved.

    News and events

    Our school is a very busy and dynamic place of learning and activities. The school annual events are: (dates to be advised later)

    • NAPLAN
    • ICAS in Computing Skills, Science, English, Spelling, Writing and Maths
    • ACER Diagnostic Testing
    • OLNA
    • Mid-term and End-of-term Testing, Student Portfolio and Semester Reports
    • Harmony Day Celebration
    • Eid Celebration
    • Literacy and Numeracy Week
    • Quran & Islamic Studies Competition
    • School Breakfast for students
    • Sport carnivals
    • Extra-curricular activities – during and after school
    • Swimming lessons
    • Class Assembly Presentations
    • Seerah Week
    • Graduation Ceremonies
    • Kindy Orientation Day
    • Pre-Primary Information Session
    • Excursions and Incursions
    • Fundraising Activities
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