13 September 2022

Dear Readers

The Religion Department is having a productive term 3. Students in all year levels are engaged in Islamic learning on a variety of topics. The teachers ensure that these topics are made relevant to the lives of the students. The topics are age appropriate and are intended to spark curiosity in the minds of the students about the Islamic perspective. Various activities are used to positively engage students in learning.

Year 7

The Year 7s studied multiple surahs (chapters) from the Quran. The objective of these topics is to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of the Quran. This study is also intended to develop the skills to extract meaning and life lessons from the Quran.

Students were placed in groups to extract meaning from the Surah and to display the information on an A3 sheet.

Year 8

The Year 8s studied topics such as Modesty, Justice, Forgiveness, Cruelty to animals and major & minor sins. The objective of these topics are to develop in the students the admirable qualities of a good human being. The students realized that the Quran and Sunnah promotes these admirable qualities extensively.

Year 9

Year 9s studied topics such as Etiquette of sleeping, Hygiene, Matters of dress and adornment, and Permissible livelihood. These topics will enlighten students about the Quran and Sunnah directive on good health and good manners.

Year 10

Year 10s studied topics such as Honesty, Modesty, Courage, Following passion, Relationships. The students study hadith on the various topics and develop a deeper understanding of these topics from on Islamic perspective.

Year 11

Year 11s studied topics such as Classical groups, Hadith 73, Environmental ethics in Islam, Proof of Prophethood. The Year 11s found these topics very interesting and relevant to the world that they live in now. The Environmental ethics discussion gave students a renewed energy to defend the environment from corruption.

Year 12

Year 12s studied topics such as Nation state and citizenship and End of life and life after death. The latter topic was well received by all students. They found the descriptions of life after death very inspiring to work towards a good ending of life. The student engaged in enjoyable groups activities such as debates, quizzes etc.