20 June 2022


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is a privilege to serve as the Assistant Principal for the Lower Secondary at Australian Islamic College (AIC), Kewdale Campus. I have been fortunate to be involved in our students’ academic progress.  My role is to facilitate and increase the capacity of our school to offer and deliver the best education for our students. The most important step towards increasing our students’ academic capacity is to inform them of their current academic capabilities and then plan and implement effective strategies to increase student academic capacity through identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Recently, I have held several information sessions with our Yr7-9 students, and I handed out their Grade Point Average summary sheets to discuss where they are at and how they could plan and progress to increase their academic capacity. Our students were informed about some effective strategies of how to enhance their learning experiences in their classrooms as well as developing intrapersonal skills.

The single most important part of your child’s education is regular attendance. Attendance matters, evidence shows that missing a substantial amount of school can be detrimental for students’ academic achievement. Attendance rate is linked with student success in short- and long-term educational outcomes. Each day our students miss out on school is associated with lower achievement in literacy and numeracy skills. I encourage our students, parents, and our school community to work together and communicate when your child is absent from school.

It is essential that our students’ parents speak with their child’s classroom teacher and find out what work your child needs to keep up. Develop an absence learning plan and ensure that your child adheres to it.   When schoolwork involves parents, students learn more. Parents are a child’s first teachers and can instil values that encourage school learning. At AIC we aim to build strong alliances with parents and welcome their active participation in their child’s educational goals and the importance of setting high expectations for each child through stronger ties of communication.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting your child’s growth and educational journey with us.


Sr Anita Kakar